Acura | 2015 RDX | Owner`s manual | Acura 2015 RDX Owner`s manual

California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: This product contains or emits
chemicals known to the state of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that
have the special equipment, can read the information if they have
access to the vehicle or the EDR.
Event Data Recorders
The data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by
anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the
vehicle owner.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR).
The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a
road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s
systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related
to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator
and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data
are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving
conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and
crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash
investigation.
Service Diagnostic Recorders
This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record
information about powertrain performance. The data can be used
to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians
diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with
data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains
confidential.
California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act
The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this
vehicle may contain perchlorate materials - special handling may
apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded
by a NOTICE symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid
damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.
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A Few Words About Safety
You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms,
including:
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And
operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.
● Safety Labels - on the vehicle.
● Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert symbol 3 and
one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have
provided operating procedures and other information on labels and
in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that
could hurt you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You
must use your own good judgement.
3DANGER
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if
you don't follow instructions.
3WARNING
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if
you don't follow instructions.
3CAUTION
You CAN be HURT if you don't follow
instructions.
● Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Precautions.
● Safety Section - such as Safe Driving.
● Instructions - how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.
This entire book is filled with important safety information - please
read it carefully.
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Contents
This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold.
This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find
descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your
particular model.
Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover)
represent features and equipment that are available on some, but
not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these
features.
This owner’s manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and
Canada.
The information and specifications included in this publication were
in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications
or design at any time without notice and without incurring any
obligation.
2 Safe Driving P. 23
For Safe Driving P. 24
Seat Belts P. 29
Airbags P. 37
2 Instrument Panel P. 67
Indicators P. 68
Gauges and Multi-Information Display P. 82
2 Controls P. 95
Setting the Clock P. 96
Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 97
Opening and Closing the Moonroof P. 118
Adjusting the Seats P. 136
2 Features P. 157
Audio System P. 158
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver P. 194
Audio System Basic Operation P. 161
2 Driving P. 227
Before Driving P. 228
Towing a Trailer P. 233
Parking Your Vehicle P. 261 Multi-View Rear Camera P. 262
2 Maintenance P. 267
Before Performing Maintenance P. 268
Maintenance MinderTM P. 271
Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 297
Climate Control System Maintenance P. 312
Cleaning P. 313
2 Handling the Unexpected P. 319
Tools P. 320
Overheating P. 333
If a Tire Goes Flat P. 321
Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 335
2 Information P. 345
Specifications P. 346
Emissions Testing P. 351
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Identification Numbers P. 348
Warranty Coverages P. 353
Contents
Quick Reference Guide
Child Safety P. 52
Exhaust Gas Hazard P. 64
Opening and Closing the Tailgate P. 107 Security System P. 113
Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel P. 119
Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items P. 143
Audio Error Messages P. 187
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® P. 196
Off-Highway Driving Guidelines P. 238
Refueling P. 263
Opening and Closing the Windows P. 115
Adjusting the Mirrors P. 133
Climate Control System P. 152
General Information on the Audio System P. 190
Compass * P. 225
When Driving P. 240
Fuel Economy P. 265
Safe Driving
P. 23
Instrument Panel
P. 67
Controls
P. 95
Features
P. 157
Driving
P. 227
Maintenance
P. 267
Handling the Unexpected
P. 319
Information
P. 345
Index
P. 357
Braking P. 257
Accessories and Modifications P. 266
Maintenance Under the Hood P. 275
Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 301
Replacing Light Bulbs P. 287
Battery P. 310
Remote Transmitter Care P. 311
Engine Does Not Start P. 327
Fuses P. 339
Jump Starting P. 330
Emergency Towing P. 342
Shift Lever Does Not Move P. 332
When You Cannot Open the Tailgate P. 343
Devices that Emit Radio Waves P. 349
Authorized Manuals P. 355
P. 4
Safety Labels P. 65
Reporting Safety Defects P. 350
Client Service Information P. 356
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Quick Reference Guide
Visual Index
Quick Reference Guide
❙ System Indicators (P 68)
❙ Gauges (P 82)
❙ Multi-Information Display (P 83)
❙ Audio/Information Screen *
❙ Hazard Warning Button
❙ Audio System (P 158)
❙ Navigation System *
() See Navigation System Manual
❙ Climate Control System (P 152)
❙ Rear Window Defogger (P 129)
❙ Heated Mirror Button (P 129)
❙ ENGINE START/STOP Button (P 119)
❙ Steering Wheel Adjustments
(P 132)
❙
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(Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
System OFF) Button (P 252)
❙ Fog Lights * (P 125)
❙ (SEL/RESET) Knob (P 128)
❙ Brightness Control (P 128)
Quick Reference Guide
❙ Headlights/Turn Signals (P 122)
❙ Wipers/Washers (P 126)
❙ Cruise Control Buttons (P 248)
❙ Horn (Press an area around
.)
❙ Navigation System Voice Control Buttons *
() See Navigation System Manual
❙ Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System
Voice Control Buttons (P 196)
❙ MODE Button (P165)
❙ CH (Channel) Buttons (P165)
❙ VOL (Volume) Buttons (P165)
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Visual Index
Quick Reference Guide
❙ Power Window Switches (P 115)
❙ Power Door Lock Master Switch (P 105)
❙ Door Mirror Controls (P 134)
❙ Interior Fuse Box (P 340)
❙ Rearview Mirror (P 133)
❙ Driver's Front Airbag (P 40)
❙ Passenger's Front Airbag
(P 40)
❙ Shift Lever Automatic
Transmission (P 243)
❙ Glove Box (P 145)
❙ Accessory Power Socket
(P 148)
❙ Seat Heater Switches (P 151)
❙ Parking Brake (P 257)
❙ Hood Release Handle (P 276)
❙ Fuel Fill Door Release Handle (P 264)
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Quick Reference Guide
❙ Cargo Area Light (P 144)
❙ Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor (P 34)
❙ Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) (P 59)
❙ Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat (P 60)
❙ Side Curtain Airbags (P 47)
❙ Ceiling Light (P 143)
❙ Seat Belts (P 29)
❙ Moonroof Switch (P 118)
❙ Map Lights (P 143)
❙ Sunglasses Holder (P 150)
❙ Sun Visors
❙ Vanity Mirrors
❙ Accessory Power Socket (P 148)
❙ USB Adapter Cable (P 159)
❙ Auxiliary Input Jack (P 159)
❙ Accessory Power Socket (P 148)
❙ Front Seat (P 136)
❙ Side Airbags (P 44)
❙ Coat Hook (P 149)
❙ Grab Handle
❙ Rear Seat (P 141)
❙ LATCH to Secure a Child Seat (P 57)
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Visual Index
Quick Reference Guide
❙ Maintenance Under the Hood (P 275)
❙ Windshield Wipers (P 126, 297)
❙ Power Door Mirrors (P 134)
❙ Door Lock/Unlock Control (P 99)
❙ Headlights (P 122, 287)
❙ Front Turn Signal/Parking Lights (P 122, 291)
❙ Side Marker Lights (P 122, 291)
❙ Tires (P 301, 321)
❙ Fog Lights * (P 125, 289)
❙ How to Refuel (P 264)
❙ High-Mount Brake Light (P 296)
❙ Rear Wiper (P 127, 299)
❙ Opening/Closing the Tailgate
(P 107)
❙ Tailgate Release Button (P 108)
❙ Multi-View Rear Camera (P 262)
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❙ Brake/Taillights (P 292)
❙ Back-Up Lights (P 294)
❙ Rear Turn Signal Lights (P 292)
❙ Rear Side Marker Lights (P 292)
Safe Driving
(P 23)
● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and
your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.
Child Safety (P 52)
● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat.
● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat.
● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.
Quick Reference Guide
Airbags (P 37)
Exhaust Gas Hazard (P 64)
● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon
monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon
monoxide gas can accumulate.
Seat Belts (P 29)
Before Driving Checklist (P 28)
● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well
back in the seat.
● Check that your passengers are wearing
their seat belts correctly.
● Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints,
steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted.
Fasten your lap belt as
low as possible.
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Instrument Panel
(P 67)
Quick Reference Guide
Gauges (P 82)/Multi-Information Display (P 83)/
System Indicators (P 68)
System Indicators
System Indicators
Malfunction
Indicator Lamp
Low Oil Pressure
Indicator
AWD (All-Wheel
Drive) with
Intelligent Control
System Indicator *
Turn Signal and
Hazard Warning
Indicators
Electric Power
Steering (EPS) System
Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator
Temperature Gauge
Speedometer
Charging System
Indicator
Anti-lock Brake
System (ABS)
Indicator
Low Fuel Indicator
Seat Belt Reminder
Indicator
Vehicle Stability
Assist (VSA®) System
Indicator
Supplemental
Restraint System
Indicator
VSA® OFF Indicator
Door and Tailgate
Open Indicator
U.S.
Immobilizer System
Indicator
U.S.
Parking Brake and
Brake System
Indicator (Red)
Canada
Tachometer
Security System Alarm
Indicator
Canada
CRUISE MAIN
Indicator
CRUISE CONTROL
Indicator
System Message
Indicator
Lights Indicators
Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator
Lights On Indicator
High Beam Indicator
Keyless Access System
Indicator
Fog Light Indicator *
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Fuel Gauge
Side Airbag Off
Indicator
U.S.
Canada
Brake System
Indicator (Amber)
Controls
(P 95)
Models without navigation system
a
Press and hold the CLOCK (AUX)
button until Adjust Clock appears.
b
Press Preset (4 (Hour) or (5 (Minute)
to set the time.
c
Press the CLOCK button again to set
the time.
ENGINE START/STOP
Button (P 119)
Press the button to changes the vehicle's
power mode.
Light Control Switches
High Beam
Low Beam
Flashing
To set the time to the nearest hour: Press
and hold the CLOCK button until Adjust
Clock appears, then press the (6 (Reset)
button.
Depending on the displayed time, the clock
sets forward or backward.
Example:
1:06 will reset to 1:00
1:53 will reset to 2:00
Lights (P 122)
Quick Reference Guide
Clock (P 96)
Wipers and Washers (P 126)
Wiper/Washer Control Lever
Turn Signals (P 122)
Adjustment Ring
: Long Delay
: Short Delay
Turn Signal Control Lever
Right
Pull toward
you to spray
washer fluid.
Models with navigation system
The navigation system receives signals from
GPS satellites, updating the clock
automatically.
MIST
OFF
INT: Low speed with intermittent
LO: Low speed wipe
HI: High speed wipe
Left
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Steering Wheel (P 132)
Quick Reference Guide
● To adjust, pull the adjustment lever
towards you, adjust to the desired
position, then lock the lever back in place.
Unlocking the Front Doors
from the Inside (P 104)
Tailgate (P 107)
● Pull either front door inner handle to
unlock and open it at the same time.
● Press the tailgate release button to
unlock and open the tailgate.
Models with the power tailgate
● Press the power tailgate button on the
instrument panel or the remote
transmitter to open and close the power
tailgate.
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Power Door Mirrors (P 134) Power Windows (P 115)
Selector Switch
● With the power mode in ON, open and
close the power windows.
● If the power window lock button is in the
off position, each passenger's window
can be opened and closed with its own
switch.
● If the power window lock button is in the
on position (indicator on), each
passenger's window switch is disabled.
Power Window Lock Button
Indicator
Quick Reference Guide
● With the power mode in ON, move the
selector switch to L or R.
● Push the appropriate edge of the
adjustment switch to adjust the mirror.
● Place the selector switch in the L or R
position to use the reverse tilt door mirror
feature.
Adjustment Switch
Window Switch
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Climate Control System (P 152)
Quick Reference Guide
● Press the AUTO button to activate the climate control system.
● Press the
button to turn the system on or off.
● Press the
button to defrost the windshield.
Models with navigation system
The climate control system is voice operable. See the navigation system manual for complete details.
/
(Fan Control) Buttons
(On/Off) Button
(Windshield Defroster) Button
SYNC (Synchronized) Button
Passenger's Side Temperature
Control Dial
Driver's Side Temperature
Control Dial
(Rear Window Defogger/Heated Mirror)
Button
AUTO Button
(Recirculation) Button
MODE Control Button
Air flows from dashboard
vents.
Air flows from floor and
dashboard vents.
Air flows from floor vents.
A/C (Air Conditioning) Button
Air flows from floor and
windshield defroster vents.
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Features
● Audio Remote Controls (P 165)
VOL (Volume) Buttons
MODE Button
(P 157)
For navigation system operation () See Navigation System Manual
Audio/Information Screen
CH (Channel) Buttons
Button
VOL/
Knob
(CD Eject)
Button
(Power/volume)
CD Slot
CD Button
FM/AM Button
Preset Buttons
(1-6)
CATEGORY Bar
AUX Button
SCAN Button
A.SEL Button
SKIP Bar
PHONE Button
DISPLAY Button
BACK Button
SETUP Button
Quick Reference Guide
Audio System (P 158)
● VOL (Volume) Button
Press and release to adjust the volume
up/down.
● MODE Button
Press and release to change the audio
mode: FM1/FM2/AM/CD/XM1/XM2/AUX.
● CH (Channel) Button
Radio:Press and release to change the
preset station.
Press and hold to select the next or
previous strong station.
CD/USB device:
Press and release to skip to the
beginning of the next song or
return to the beginning of the
current song.
Press and hold to change a folder.
Selector Knob
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Driving
(P 227)
Quick Reference Guide
Automatic Transmission (P 244)
● Shift to (P and depress the brake pedal when
starting the engine.
● Shifting
Release Button
Shift Lever
Park
Turn off or start the engine.
Transmission is locked.
Reverse
Used when reversing.
Neutral
Transmission is not locked.
Paddle Shifters (P 246)
● Paddle shifters allow you to shift gears much like a manual transmission
(1st through 6th). This is useful for engine braking.
● D-paddle shift mode: The transmission will shift back to automatic mode
once the system detects that the vehicle is cruising.
● Sequential shift mode: Holds the selected gear, and the M indicator comes
on.
Gear Position Indicator
Selected Gear Number
Drive
Normal driving. D-paddle shift mode can be used.
S Position
Sequential shift mode can be used.
M Indicator
● The selected gear
position is shown in
the instrument panel.
Depress the brake pedal and press the
release button to move out of (P .
Press the release button to
move the shift lever.
Move the shift lever without
pressing the release button.
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Shift Down (-)
Paddle Shifter
Shift Up (+)
Paddle Shifter
VSA® OFF Button (P 252)
Refueling (P 263)
Fuel recommendation: Unleaded premium gasoline with a pump octane
number 91 or higher recommended
Fuel tank capacity: 16 US gal (60.5 L)
a
Pull the fuel fill door
release handle.
b
Turn the fuel fill cap
slowly to remove the
cap.
c
Place the cap in the
holder on the fuel fill
door.
d
After refueling, screw
the cap back on until it
clicks at least once.
Cruise Control (P 248)
● Cruise control allows you to maintain a
set speed without keeping your foot on
the accelerator pedal.
● To use cruise control, press the CRUISE
button, then press DECEL/SET once you
have achieved the desired speed (above
25 mph or 40 km/h).
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) (P 253)
Quick Reference Guide
● The vehicle stability assist (VSA®) system
helps stabilize the vehicle during
cornering, and helps maintain traction
while accelerating on loose or slippery
road surfaces.
● VSA® comes on automatically every time
you start the engine.
● To turn VSA® on or off, press and hold
the button until you hear a beep.
● TPMS monitors tire pressure.
● TPMS is turned on automatically every
time you start the engine.
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Maintenance
(P 267)
Quick Reference Guide
Under the Hood (P 275)
● Check engine oil, engine coolant, and windshield washer
fluid. Add when necessary.
● Check brake fluid.
● Check the battery condition monthly.
a
Pull the hood release handle under the corner of the
dashboard.
b
Locate the hood latch lever, pull the lever up, and lift up
the hood.
c
Wiper Blades (P 297)
● Replace blades if they leave streaks
across the windshield.
Tires (P 301)
Lights (P 287)
● Inspect tires and wheels regularly.
● Check tire pressures regularly.
● Install snow tires for winter
driving.
● Inspect all lights regularly.
When finished, close the hood and make sure it is firmly
locked in place.
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Handling the Unexpected
(P 319)
Engine Won't Start (P 327)
Overheating (P 333)
● If the battery is dead, jump start using a
booster battery.
● Park in a safe location. If you do not see
steam under the hood, open the hood,
and let the engine cool down.
Indicators Come On (P 335) Blown Fuse (P 339)
● Identify the indicator and consult the
owner's manual.
● Check for a blown fuse if an electrical
device does not operate.
Quick Reference Guide
Flat Tire (P 321)
● Park in a safe location and replace the
flat tire with the compact spare tire in the
cargo area.
Emergency Towing (P 342)
● Call a professional towing service if you
need to tow your vehicle.
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What to Do If
Quick Reference Guide
The power mode does not
change from VEHICLE OFF
(LOCK) to ACCESSORY.
Why?
●
The power mode does not
change from ACCESSORY
to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).
Why?
The shift lever should be moved to (P .
Why does the brake pedal
pulsate slightly when
applying the brakes?
This can occur when the ABS activates, and does not indicate a
problem. Apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. Never
pump the brake pedal.
●
The steering wheel may be locked.
Move the steering wheel left and right
after pressing the ENGINE START/STOP
button.
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Check if the childproof lock is in the
lock position. If so, open the rear
door with the outside door handle.
To cancel this function, push the
lever to the unlock position.
Why do the doors lock
after I unlocked the doors
using a remote
transmitter?
If you do not open the doors within 30 seconds, the doors are
relocked automatically for security.
Why does the beeper
sound when I open the
driver's door?
The beeper sounds when:
● The exterior lights are left on.
● The power mode is in ACCESSORY.
Why does the beeper
sound when I start driving?
The beeper sounds when:
● Driver and/or front passenger are not wearing their seat belts.
● The parking brake lever is not fully released.
Quick Reference Guide
The rear door cannot be
opened from inside the
vehicle. Why?
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Quick Reference Guide
Why do I hear a screeching
sound when I apply the
brake pedal?
The brake pads may need to be replaced. Have your vehicle
inspected by a dealer.
Is it possible to use
unleaded gasoline with a
Pump Octane Number
(PON) of 87 or higher on
this vehicle?
Unleaded gasoline with a Pump Octane Number (PON) of 91 or
higher is recommended.
Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic
knocking noise in the engine and will result in decreased engine
performance.
Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to
engine damage.
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Safe Driving
You can find many safety recommendations throughout this chapter, and throughout this manual.
For Safe Driving
Important Safety Precautions ............. 24
Important Handling Information......... 26
Your Vehicle's Safety Features............ 27
Seat Belts
About Your Seat Belts........................ 29
Fastening a Seat Belt.......................... 32
Seat Belt Inspection............................ 36
Airbags
Airbag System Components............... 37
Types of Airbags ................................ 40
Front Airbags (SRS) ............................ 40
Side Airbags ...................................... 44
Side Curtain Airbags .......................... 47
Airbag System Indicators.................... 48
Airbag Care ....................................... 51
Child Safety
Protecting Child Passengers ............... 52
Safety of Infants and Small Children .......54
Safety of Larger Children ................... 62
Exhaust Gas Hazard
Carbon Monoxide Gas....................... 64
Safety Labels
Label Locations .................................. 65
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For Safe Driving
The following pages explain your vehicle's safety features and how to use them
properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the
most important.
Safe Driving
Important Safety Precautions
1Important Safety Precautions
■ Always wear your seat belt
A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to
supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped
with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and
wear them properly.
■ Restrain all children
Children age 12 and under should ride properly restrained in a back seat, not the
front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger
children should use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder seat belt until they can use the
belt properly without a booster seat.
■ Be aware of airbag hazards
While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants
who sit too close to them, or are not properly restrained. Infants, young children,
and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and
warnings in this manual.
■ Don't drink and drive
Alcohol and driving don't mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to
changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink.
So don't drink and drive, and don't let your friends drink and drive, either.
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Some states, provinces and territories prohibit the use
of cell phones other than hands-free devices by the
driver while driving.
uuFor Safe DrivinguImportant Safety Precautions
■ Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely
■ Control your speed
Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher
the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds.
Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum
speed posted.
Safe Driving
Engaging in cell phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying
close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash.
Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to
divert some attention away from driving.
■ Keep your vehicle in safe condition
Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous.
To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and condition
frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance.
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uuFor Safe DrivinguImportant Handling Information
Important Handling Information
Safe Driving
Your vehicle has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use
only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway
driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also
provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier.
These advantages come at some cost. Because your vehicle is taller and rides higher
off the ground, it has a higher center gravity making it more susceptible to tripping
or roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher
rollover rate than other types of vehicles. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is
significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. As a reminder,
make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts.
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1Important Handling Information
For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover,
read:
2 Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle
P. 242
2 Off-Highway Driving Guidelines P. 238
Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result
in a crash or a rollover.
uuFor Safe DrivinguYour Vehicle's Safety Features
Your Vehicle's Safety Features
1Your Vehicle's Safety Features
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Some features do not require any action on your part.
These include a strong steel framework that forms a
safety cage around the passenger compartment,
front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering
column, and tensioners that tighten the front seat
belts in a sufficient crash.
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Safety Cage
Crush Zones
Seats and Seat-Backs
Head Restraints
Collapsible Steering Column
Seat Belts
Front Airbags
Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
Door Locks
Seat Belt Tensioners
Occupant Position Detection
System (OPDS) Sensor
Safe Driving
Your vehicle is equipped with many features that
work together to help protect you and your
passengers during a crash.
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However, you and your passengers cannot take full
advantage of these features unless you remain seated
in the correct position and always wear your seat
belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to
injuries if they are not used properly.
The following checklist will help you take an active role in protecting yourself and
your passengers.
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uuFor Safe DrivinguYour Vehicle's Safety Features
■ Safety Checklist
1Safety Checklist
Safe Driving
For the safety of you and your passengers, make a habit of checking these items
each time before you drive.
• After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure all doors and the tailgate are
closed and locked. Locking the doors and the tailgate helps prevent an occupant
from being ejected and an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door or the
tailgate.
2 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 104
• Adjust your seat to a position suitable for driving. Be sure the front seats are
adjusted as far to the rear as possible while allowing the driver to control the
vehicle. Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious or fatal injury in a
crash.
2 Adjusting the Seats P. 136
• Adjust head restraints to the proper position. Head restraints are most effective
when the center of the head restraint aligns with the center of your head. Taller
persons should adjust their head restraint to the highest position.
2 Adjusting the Head Restraints P. 138
• Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Confirm that any
passengers are properly belted as well.
2 Fastening a Seat Belt P. 32
• Protect children by using seat belts or child seats according to a child's age, height
and weight.
2 Child Safety P. 52
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If the door and/or the tailgate open indicator is on, a
door and/or the tailgate is not completely closed.
Close all doors and the tailgate tightly until the
indicator goes off.
2 Door and Tailgate Open Indicator P. 73
Seat Belts
About Your Seat Belts
In addition, seat belts help protect you in almost every type of crash, including:
- frontal impacts
- side impacts
- rear impacts
- rollovers
■ Lap/shoulder seat belts
All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency
locking retractors. In normal driving the retractor lets you move freely while keeping
some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop the retractor locks to
restrain your body. The rear seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with
child seats.
1About Your Seat Belts
3 WARNING
Not wearing a seat belt properly increases
the chance of serious injury or death in a
crash, even though your vehicle has
airbags.
Safe Driving
Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you
connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety
features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the
vehicle, against other passengers, or out of the vehicle. When worn properly, seat
belts also keep your body properly positioned in a crash so that you can take full
advantage of the additional protection provided by the airbags.
Be sure you and your passengers always
wear seat belts and wear them properly.
Seat belts cannot completely protect you in every
crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your
risk of serious injury.
Most states and all Canadian provinces and territories
require you to wear seat belts.
2 Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt P. 59
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uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts
■ Proper use of seat belts
1About Your Seat Belts
Safe Driving
Follow these guidelines for proper use:
• All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that position
for the duration of the trip. Slouching and leaning reduces the effectiveness of
the belt and can increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.
• Never place the shoulder part of a lap/shoulder seat belt under your arm or
behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash.
• Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very
seriously injured in a crash.
• Do not put any accessories on the seat belts. Devices intended to improve comfort
or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability
and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.
■ Seat Belt Reminder
1Seat Belt Reminder
Your vehicle monitors front seat belt use. If
the power mode is set to ON before the
driver's seat belt is fastened, a beeper will
sound and the indicator will blink. If the driver
does not fasten the belt before the beeper
stops, the indicator will remain on.
The beeper will also periodically sound and
the indicator will blink while driving until the
driver's and front passenger’s seat belts are
fastened.
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If a rear seat passenger moves around and extends
the seat belt, the lockable retractor may activate. If
this happens, release the retractor by unfastening the
seat belt and allow the belt to retract completely.
Then refasten the belt.
The indicator will also come on if a front passenger
does not fasten their seat belt within 6 seconds after
the power mode is set to ON.
When no one is sitting in the front passenger's seat,
or a child or small adult is riding there, the indicator
will not come on.
This is because the weight sensors in the seat cannot
detect their presence.
uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts
■ Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners
1Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners
The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance safety.
During a moderate-to-severe side impact, the
tensioner on that side of the vehicle also activates.
Safe Driving
The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts during a moderate-tosevere frontal collision, sometimes even if the collision is not severe enough to
inflate the front airbags.
The seat belt tensioners can only operate once.
If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come
on. Have a dealer replace the tensioner and
thoroughly inspect the seat belt system as it may not
offer protection in a subsequent crash.
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uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt
Fastening a Seat Belt
After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well
back in the seat:
2 Adjusting the Seats P. 136
Safe Driving
Pull out slowly.
1. Pull the seat belt out slowly.
Correct
Seated
Posture.
Buckle
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No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat
belt or one that does not appear to be working
correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working
properly may not protect the occupant in a crash.
Have a dealer check the belt as soon as possible.
Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or
retractor mechanism.
2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then
tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is
secure.
u Make sure that the belt is not twisted or
caught on anything.
Latch
Plate
1Fastening a Seat Belt
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt
■ Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor
1Fastening a Seat Belt
3 WARNING
Improperly positioning the seat belts can
cause serious injury or death in a crash.
Make sure all seat belts are properly
positioned before driving.
Safe Driving
Lap belt
as low as
possible
3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as
possible across your hips, then pull up on
the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part
fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic
bones take the force of a crash and reduces
the chance of internal injuries.
4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to
remove any slack, then check that the belt
rests across the center of your chest and
over your shoulder. This spreads the forces
of a crash over the strongest bones in your
upper body.
To release the belt, push the red PRESS button then
guide the belt by hand until it has retracted
completely.
When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of
the way and will not get caught by closing the door.
1Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor
The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter
occupants.
1. Move the anchor up and down while
holding the release button.
2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests
across the center of your chest and over
Push
your shoulder.
The shoulder anchor height can be adjusted to four
levels. If the belt contacts your neck, lower the height
one level at a time.
After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder
anchor position is secure.
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uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt
■ Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor
1Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor
1. Pull out the seat belt’s small latch plate and
the latch plate from each holding slot in the
ceiling.
Small Latch Plate
3 WARNING
Safe Driving
Using the seat belt with the detachable
anchor unlatched increases the chance of
serious injury or death in a crash.
Before using the seat belt, make sure the
detachable anchor is correctly latched.
Latch Plate
Small Latch Plate
2. Line up the triangle marks on the small
latch plate and anchor buckle. Make sure
the seat belt is not twisted. Attach the belt
to the anchor buckle.
To unlatch the detachable anchor, insert the latch
plate into the slot on the side of the anchor buckle.
Latch Plate
Anchor Buckle
Latch
Plate
3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle.
Properly fasten the seat belt the same way
you fasten the lap/shoulder seat belt.
Buckle
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Small Latch Plate
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt
■ Advice for Pregnant Women
1Advice for Pregnant Women
Wear the shoulder belt
across the chest avoiding
the abdomen.
Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is
okay for you to drive.
To reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your
unborn child that can be caused by an inflating front
airbag:
• When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far
back as possible while allowing full control of the
vehicle.
• When sitting in the front passenger's seat, adjust
the seat as far back as possible.
Safe Driving
If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when
driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt and keep the lap part of the
belt as low as possible across the hips.
Wear the lap part of the
belt as low as possible
across the hips.
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uuSeat BeltsuSeat Belt Inspection
Seat Belt Inspection
Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows:
1Seat Belt Inspection
Safe Driving
• Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear.
• Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily.
u If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only
use a mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make
sure the belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract.
Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper
protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.
A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of
protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after
any collision.
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3 WARNING
Not checking or maintaining seat belts can
result in serious injury or death if the seat
belts do not work properly when needed.
Check your seat belts regularly and have
any problem corrected as soon as possible.
Airbags
Airbag System Components
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uuAirbagsuAirbag System Components
Safe Driving
The front, front side, and side curtain
airbags are deployed according to the
direction and severity of impact. Both side
curtain airbags are deployed in a rollover.
The airbag system includes:
d An electronic control unit that continually
monitors and can records information
about the sensors, the airbag activators,
the seat belt tensioners, and driver and
front passenger seat belt use when the
power mode is in ON.
sensors that can detect a
moderate to severe front or side impact.
i An indicator on the dashboard that alerts
you that the front passenger's front
airbag has been turned off.
a Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
front airbags. The driver's airbag is stored
in the center of the steering wheel; the
front passenger's airbag is stored in the
dashboard. Both are marked SRS
AIRBAG.
e Automatic
front seat belt tensioners. The
driver's and front passenger's seat belts
incorporate sensors that detect whether
or not they are fastened.
b Two
side airbags, one for the driver and
one for a front passenger. The airbags are
stored in the outer edges of the seatbacks. Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG.
c Two
side curtain airbags, one for each
side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored
in the ceiling, above the side windows.
The front and rear pillars are marked
SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG.
j Sensors
that can detect if a child or small
statured adult is in the deployment path
of the front passenger's side airbag.
k An indicator on the instrument panel that
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driver's seat position sensor. If the seat
is too far forward, the airbag will inflate
with less force.
alerts you to a possible problem with your
airbag system or seat belt tensioners.
l An indicator on the instrument panel that
g Weight
sensors in the front passenger's
seat. The front passenger's airbag will be
turned off if the weight on the seat is
65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an
infant or small child).
alerts you that the front passenger's side
airbag has been turned off.
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Sensor
rollover sensor that detects whether
the vehicle is about to roll over.
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■ Important Facts About Your Airbags
1Important Facts About Your Airbags
What you should do: Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as
far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the
vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as
possible.
Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together,
airbags and seat belts provide the best protection.
When driving, keep hands and arms out of the
deployment path of the front airbag by holding each
side of the steering wheel. Do not cross an arm over
the airbag cover.
Safe Driving
Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with
tremendous force. So, while airbags help save lives, they can cause burns, bruises,
and other minor injuries, and sometimes even fatal ones if occupants are not
wearing their seat belts properly and sitting correctly.
Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that
can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags
deploy.
Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag.
Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp
object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates.
Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on the
covers marked SRS AIRBAG could interfere with the proper operation of the airbags
or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate.
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uuAirbagsuTypes of Airbags
Types of Airbags
Safe Driving
Your vehicle is equipped with three types of airbags:
• Front airbags: Airbags in front of the driver's and front passenger's seats.
• Side airbags: Airbags in the driver's and front passenger's seat-backs.
• Side curtain airbags: Airbags above the side windows.
Each is discussed in the following pages.
Front Airbags (SRS)
The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help protect
the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger.
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to
supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant's primary
restraint system.
■ Housing Locations
The front airbags are housed in the center of the steering wheel for the driver, and
in the dashboard for the front passenger. Both airbags are marked SRS AIRBAG.
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1Types of Airbags
The airbags can inflate whenever the power mode is
in ON.
After an airbag inflates in a crash, you may see a
small amount of smoke. This is from the combustion
process of the inflator material and is not harmful.
People with respiratory problems may experience
some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of
the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
1Front Airbags (SRS)
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags
(SRS)
Your vehicle is equipped with dual-stage, multiplethreshold front airbags (SRS).
During a frontal crash severe enough to cause one or
both front airbags to deploy, the airbags can inflate
at different rates, depending on the severity of the
crash, whether or not the seat belts are latched, and/
or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to
supplement the seat belts to help reduce the
likelihood of head and chest injuries in frontal
crashes.
uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS)
■ Operation
Safe Driving
Front airbags are designed to inflate during moderate-to-severe frontal collisions.
When the vehicle decelerates suddenly, the sensors send information to the control
unit which signals one or both front airbags to inflate.
A frontal collision can be either head-on or angled between two vehicles, or when a
vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a concrete wall.
■ How the Front Airbags Work
1How the Front Airbags Work
While your seat belt restrains your torso, the
front airbag provides supplemental protection
for your head and chest.
The front airbags deflate immediately so that
they won't interfere with the driver's visibility
or the ability to steer or operate other
controls.
Although the driver's and front passenger's airbags
normally inflate within a split second of each other, it
is possible for only one airbag to deploy. This can
happen if the severity of a collision is at the margin,
or threshold, that determines whether or not the
airbags will deploy. In such cases, the seat belt will
provide sufficient protection, and the supplemental
protection offered by the airbag would be minimal.
The total time for inflation and deflation is so fast that most occupants are not
aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in front of them.
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uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS)
■ When front airbags should not deploy
Safe Driving
Minor frontal crashes: Front airbags were designed to supplement seat belts and
help save lives, not to prevent minor scrapes, or even broken bones that might occur
during a less than moderate-to-severe frontal crash.
Side impacts: Front airbags can provide protection when a sudden deceleration
causes a driver or front passenger to move towards the front of the vehicle. Side
airbags and side curtain airbags have been specifically designed to help reduce the
severity of injuries that can occur during a moderate-to-severe side impact which
can cause the driver or passenger to move towards the side of the vehicle.
Rear impacts: Head restraints and seat belts are your best protection during a rear
impact. Front airbags cannot provide any significant protection and are not designed
to deploy in such collisions.
Rollovers: Seat belts and, in vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor, side airbags
and side curtain airbags offer the best protection in a rollover. Because front airbags
could provide little if any protection, they are not designed to deploy during a
rollover.
■ When front airbags deploy with little or no visible damage
Because the airbag system senses sudden deceleration, a strong impact to the
vehicle framework or suspension might cause one or more of the airbags to deploy.
Examples include running into a curb, the edge of a hole, or other low fixed object
that causes a sudden deceleration in the vehicle chassis. Since the impact is
underneath the vehicle, damage may not be readily apparent.
■ When front airbags may not deploy, even though exterior damage
appears severe
Since crushable body parts absorb crash energy during an impact, the amount of
visible damage does not always indicate proper airbag operation. In fact, some
collisions can result in severe damage but no airbag deployment because the airbags
would not have been needed or would not have provided protection even if they
had deployed.
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uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS)
■ Advanced Airbags
1Advanced Airbags
Driver’s
Seat
Position
Sensor
If the seat is too far forward, the airbag
inflates with less force, regardless of the
severity of the impact.
The passenger's advanced front airbag system
has weight sensors.
Passenger’s
Seat
Weight
Sensors
If there is a problem with the driver's seat position
sensor, the SRS indicator will come on and the airbag
will inflate with full (normal) force, regardless of the
driver's seating position.
For both advanced front airbags to work properly:
• Do not spill any liquid on or under the seats.
• Do not put any object under the passenger’s seat.
• Make sure any objects are positioned properly on
the floor. Improperly positioned objects can
interfere with the advanced airbag sensors.
• All occupants should sit upright and wear their seat
belts properly.
• Do not place any cover over the passenger side
dashboard.
Safe Driving
Your front airbags have advanced features to help reduce the likelihood of airbag
related injuries to smaller occupants.
The driver's advanced front airbag system
includes a seat position sensor.
Although Acura recommends against carrying
an infant or small child in front, if the sensors
detect the weight of a child (up to about 65 lbs
or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn
off the passenger's front airbag.
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uuAirbagsuSide Airbags
Side Airbags
The side airbags help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front passenger
during a moderate-to-severe side impact.
Safe Driving
■ Housing Locations
The side airbags are housed in the outside
edge of the driver's and passenger's seatbacks.
Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG.
Housing
Location
■ Operation
When
inflated
When the sensors detect a moderate-tosevere side impact, the control unit signals the
side airbag on the impact side to immediately
inflate.
Side
Airbag
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1Side Airbags
Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags.
They can interfere with the proper operation of the
airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates.
If the impact is on the passenger's side, the airbag
may not deploy when there is no passenger in the
front passenger seat.
Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers
without consulting a dealer.
Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back
covers can prevent your side airbags from properly
deploying during a side impact.
uuAirbagsuSide Airbags
■ When a side airbag deploys with little or no visible damage
■ When a side airbag may not deploy, even though visible damage appears
severe
It is possible for a side airbag to not deploy during an impact that results in
apparently severe damage. This can occur when the point of impact was towards
the far front or rear of the vehicle, or when the vehicle's crushable body parts
absorbed most of the crash energy. In either case, the side airbag would not have
been needed nor provided protection even if it had deployed.
Safe Driving
Because the airbag system senses sudden acceleration, a strong impact to the side
of the vehicle's framework can cause a side airbag to deploy. In such cases, there
may be little or no damage, but the side impact sensors detected a severe enough
impact to deploy the airbag.
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uuAirbagsuSide Airbags
■ Side Airbag Cutoff System
1Side Airbag Cutoff System
Safe Driving
To reduce the likelihood that a front passenger may be injured by an inflating side
airbag, the passenger side airbag is automatically turned off when:
• The height sensors detect a child or short-statured adult is seated in the front
passenger seat.
• The position sensor detects that the front passenger is leaning into the
deployment path of the side airbag.
When the side airbag cutoff system is activated, the side airbag off indicator comes
on.
2 Side Airbag Off Indicator P. 50
■ Side Airbag Off Indicator
If the side airbag off indicator comes on, have the passenger sit upright. A few
seconds after the passenger is sitting properly, the side airbag will automatically be
turned on, and the indicator will go off.
If the front passenger is a child, stop when it is safe to do so, and have the child sit
properly restrained in a rear seat.
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Sensor that
monitor the
passenger’s height.
Sensor that monitor the
passenger’s position.
The sensors that monitor the front passenger's height
and body position may not work if:
• The seat-back is wet
• The passenger is touching a metal or other
electrical conductive object
• A seat cushion is on the seat
• The passenger is wearing excessively thick clothing
uuAirbagsuSide Curtain Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
■ Housing Locations
The side curtain airbags are located in the
ceiling above the side windows on both sides
of the vehicle.
1Side Curtain Airbags
If the SRS control unit senses that your vehicle is
about to rollover, it immediately deploys both side
curtain airbags and activates both front seat belt
tensioners.
If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the
passenger’s side curtain airbag will inflate even if
there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle.
Safe Driving
Side curtain airbags help protect the heads of the driver and passengers in outer
seating positions during a moderate-to-severe side impact. The side curtain airbags
equipped in this vehicle are also designed to help reduce the likelihood of partial and
complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly
rollover crashes.
To get the best protection from the side curtain
airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts
properly and sit upright and well back in their seats.
Do not attach any objects to the side windows or roof
pillars as they can interfere with the proper operation
of the side curtain airbags.
Side Curtain Airbag Storage
■ Operation
The side curtain airbag is designed to deploy
in a rollover or a moderate-to-severe side
impact.
Deployed Side Curtain Airbag
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uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators
■ When side curtain airbags deploy in a frontal collision
Safe Driving
One or both side curtain airbags may inflate in a moderate to severe angled frontal
collision.
In this case, the side curtain airbags will deploy slightly after the front airbags.
Airbag System Indicators
If a problem occurs in the airbag system, the SRS indicator will come on and a
message appears on the multi-information display.
■ SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator
1SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Indicator
■ When the power mode is set to ON
3 WARNING
The indicator comes on for a few seconds,
then goes off. This tells you the system is
working properly.
Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in
serious injury or death if the airbag systems
or tensioners do not work properly.
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as
soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts
you to a possible problem.
If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, have the
system checked by a dealer as soon as possible. If you don't, your airbags and seat
belt tensioners may not work properly when they are needed.
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uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators
■ Passenger Airbag Off Indicator
U.S.
Canada
1Passenger Airbag Off Indicator
■ When the passenger airbag off
• An object hanging on the seat or in the seat-back
pocket.
Safe Driving
indicator comes on
The indicator comes on to alert you that the
passenger's front airbag has been turned off.
This occurs when the front passenger’s weight
sensors detect 65 lbs (29 kg) or less, the
weight of an infant or small child, on the seat.
If the indicator comes on with no front passenger and
no objects on the passenger’s seat, or with an adult
riding there, something may be interfering with the
weight sensors. Such as:
• A child seat or other object pressing against the
rear of the seat-back.
• A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of
the front passenger's seat.
• The front seat or seat-back is forced back against
Infants and small children should always ride properly restrained in a back seat.
an object on the seat or floor behind it.
• An object placed under the front passenger's seat.
2 Child Safety P. 52
Objects placed on the seat can also cause the indicator to come on.
If none of these conditions exist, have your vehicle
checked by a dealer as soon as possible.
If the front passenger seat is empty, the passenger's front airbag will not deploy and
the indicator will not come on.
The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and
goes off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is
near the airbag cutoff threshold.
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uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators
■ Side Airbag Off Indicator
1Side Airbag Off Indicator
■ When the side airbag off indicator comes on
Safe Driving
U.S.
U.S.
Canada
Canada
This indicator comes on if the passenger's side airbag has been turned off because
the passenger is too small to be sitting in the front seat, is slouching or not sitting
upright, or has leaned into the airbag's deployment path.
Unless the passenger is a smaller statured adult or a child, the indicator should go
off when the passenger returns to a proper upright sitting position.
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When you set the power mode to ON, the indicator
should come on for a few seconds and then go out.
If it doesn't come on, stays on, or comes on while
driving without a passenger in the front seat, have
the system checked by a dealer as soon as possible.
uuAirbagsuAirbag Care
Airbag Care
You do not need to, and should not, perform any maintenance on or replace any
airbag system components yourself. However, you should have your vehicle
inspected by a dealer in the following situations:
If an airbag has inflated, the control unit and other related parts must be replaced.
Similarly, once an automatic seat belt tensioner has been activated, it must be
replaced.
We recommend against the use of salvaged airbag
system components, including the airbag, tensioners,
sensors, and control unit.
Safe Driving
■ When the airbags have deployed
1Airbag Care
■ When the vehicle has been in a moderate-to-severe collision
Even if the airbags did not inflate, have your dealer inspect the following: the driver’s
seat position sensor, weight sensors in the passenger’s seat, front seat belt
tensioners, and each seat belt that was worn during the crash.
■ Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting a dealer
This would likely disable the driver's seat position sensor or the weight sensors in the
passenger's seat. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate
a person with disabilities, contact an Acura dealer. For U.S. vehicles, Acura Client
Service at 800-382-2238 and for Canadian vehicles, Acura Client Service at
888-9-ACURA-9.
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Child Safety
Protecting Child Passengers
Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are
either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the
number one cause of death of children age 12 and under.
Safe Driving
To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state, Canadian province
and territory requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they ride
in a vehicle.
Children should sit properly restrained in a rear seat. This is because:
• An inflating front or side airbag can injure
or kill a child sitting in the front seat.
• A child in the front seat is more likely to
interfere with the driver's ability to safely
control the vehicle.
• Statistics show that children of all sizes and
ages are safer when they are properly
restrained in a rear seat.
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1Protecting Child Passengers
3 WARNING
Children who are unrestrained or
improperly restrained can be seriously
injured or killed in a crash.
Any child too small for a seat belt should be
properly restrained in a child seat. A larger
child should be properly restrained with a
seat belt, using a booster seat if necessary.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration and Transport Canada recommend
that all children age 12 and under be properly
restrained in a rear seat. Some states or provinces/
territories have laws restricting where children may
ride.
uuChild SafetyuProtecting Child Passengers
• Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt correctly must be restrained in an
approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle using either the lap belt
portion of the lap/shoulder belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would
likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.
• Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very
seriously injured in a crash.
• Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows or seat adjustments.
• Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather when
the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also activate
vehicle controls causing it to move unexpectedly.
3 WARNING
Allowing a child to play with a seat belt or
wrap one around their neck can result in
serious injury or death.
Instruct children not to play with any seat
belt and make sure any unused seat belt a
child can reach is buckled, fully retracted,
and locked.
Safe Driving
• Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the
event of a collision.
1Protecting Child Passengers
To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle
and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way.
To remind you of the passenger's front airbag
hazards and child safety, your vehicle warning came
with a label on the dashboard (U.S. models) and has
labels on the front visors. Please read and follow the
instructions on these labels.
2 Safety Labels P. 65
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
Safety of Infants and Small Children
■ Protecting Infants
1Protecting Infants
Safe Driving
An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the
infant reaches the seat maker's weight or height limit for the seat, and the infant is
at least one year old.
■ Positioning a rear-facing child seat
Child seats must be placed and secured in a
rear seating position.
3 WARNING
Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front
seat can result in serious injury or death
during a crash.
Always place a rear-facing child seat in the
rear seat, not the front.
Rear-facing child seats should never be installed in a
forward facing position.
Always refer to the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions before installation.
When properly installed, a rear-facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front
passenger from moving their seat all the way back, or from locking their seat-back
in the desired position.
It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger's advanced front airbag
system.
2 Airbags P. 37
If this occurs, we recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front
passenger's seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied.
Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat.
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
■ Protecting Smaller Children
1Protecting Smaller Children
3 WARNING
Placing a forward-facing child seat in the
front seat can result in serious injury or
death if the front airbag inflates.
If you must place a forward-facing child
seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far
back as possible, and properly restrain the
child.
Safe Driving
If a child is at least one year old and within the weight range indicated by the child
seat manufacturer, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly secured
forward-facing child seat.
■ Forward-facing child seat placement
We strongly recommend placing a forwardfacing child seat in a rear seating position.
Educate yourself about the laws and regulations
regarding child seat use where you are driving, and
follow the child seat manufacturer's instructions.
Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can be hazardous, even with
advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off. A
rear seat is the safest place for a child.
Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat
up to age two, if the child’s height and weight are
appropriate for a rear-facing seat.
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
■ Selecting a Child Seat
1Selecting a Child Seat
Safe Driving
Most child seats are LATCH-compatible (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
Some have a rigid-type connector, while others have a flexible-type connector. Both
are equally easy to use. Some existing and previously owned child seats can only be
installed using the seat belt. Whichever type you choose, follow the child seat
manufacturer's use and care instructions as well as the instructions in this manual.
Proper installation is key to maximizing your child's safety.
In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH compatible
child seat can be installed using the seat belt and a top tether for added security.
This is because all child seats are required to be designed so that they can be secured
with a lap belt or the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. In addition, the child seat
manufacturer may advise that a seat belt be used to attach a LATCH-compatible seat
once a child reaches a specified weight. Please read the child seat owner’s manual
for proper installation instructions.
■ Important consideration when selecting a child seat
Make sure the child seat meets the following three requirements:
• The child seat is the correct type and size for the child.
• The child seat is the correct type for the seating position.
• The child seat is compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
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Installation of a LATCH-compatible child seat is
simple.
LATCH-compatible child seats have been developed
to simplify the installation process and reduce the
likelihood of injuries caused by incorrect installation.
uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
■ Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat
Safe Driving
A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in either of the two outer rear seats.
A child seat is attached to the lower anchors with either the rigid or flexible type of
connectors.
1. Locate the lower anchors under the marks.
Marks
Lower Anchors
Rigid Type
2. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat then
attach the child seat to the lower anchors
according to the instructions that came
with the child seat.
u When installing the child seat, make sure
that the lower anchors are not
obstructed by the seat belt or any other
object.
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
1Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat
Safe Driving
For your child's safety, when using a child seat
installed using the LATCH system, make sure that the
seat is properly secured to the vehicle. A child seat
that is not properly secured will not adequately
protect a child in a crash and may cause injury to the
child or other vehicle occupants.
Flexible Type
Tether
Strap
Hook
Anchor
3. Put the head restraint to its upper-most
position, then route the tether strap
between the head restraint legs, and secure
the tether strap hook onto the anchor.
4. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the
child seat maker.
5. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by
rocking it forward and back and side to
side; little movement should be felt.
6. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child
can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor
is activated, and the belt is fully retracted
and locked.
2 Protecting Child Passengers P. 52
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
■ Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
A child seat that is not properly secured will not
adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause
injury to the child or other vehicle occupants.
Safe Driving
1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat.
2. Route the seat belt through the child seat
according to the seat maker's instructions,
and insert the latch plate into the buckle.
u Insert the latch plate fully until it clicks.
3. Slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all
the way out until it stops. This activates the
lockable retractor.
4. Let the seat belt completely wind up into
the retractor, then try to pull it out to make
sure the retractor is locked.
u If you are able to pull the shoulder belt
out, the lockable retractor is not
activated. Pull the seat belt all the way
out, and repeat steps 3 – 4.
5. Grab the shoulder part of the seat belt near
the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack
from the lap part of the belt.
u When doing this, place your weight on
the child seat and push it into the vehicle
seat.
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
Safe Driving
6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by
rocking it forward and back and side to
side; little movement should be felt.
7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child
can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor
is activated, and the belt is fully retracted
and locked.
To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle
and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way.
2 Protecting Child Passengers P. 52
■ Adding Security with a Tether
Anchor Fitting
1Adding Security with a Tether
Two tether anchorage points are provided
behind the rear outer seating positions and
one in the ceiling for the rear center. A child
seat that is installed with a seat belt and
comes with a tether can use the tether for
additional security.
Tether Anchorage Points
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1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
Since a tether can provide additional security to the
lap/shoulder seat belt installation, we recommend
using a tether whenever one is available.
uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children
Tether
Strap
Hook
Anchor
Tether Strap
Hook
1. Put the head restraint to its upper-most
position, then route the tether strap
through the head restraint legs. Make sure
the strap is not twisted.
2. Secure the tether strap hook onto the
anchor.
3. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the
child seat manufacturer.
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Anchor
■ Using an outer anchor
■ Using the center anchor
1. Lower the head restraint to its lowest
position.
2. Open the anchor cover.
3. Route the tether strap over the head
restraint. Make sure the strap is not twisted.
4. Secure the tether strap hook onto the
anchor.
5. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the
child seat manufacturer.
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children
Safety of Larger Children
■ Protecting Larger Children
1Safety of Larger Children
Safe Driving
The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind
of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who
must sit in front.
■ Checking Seat Belt Fit
When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/
shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the
following questions.
■ Checklist
• Do the child's knees bend comfortably over
the edge of the seat?
• Does the shoulder belt cross between the
child's neck and arm?
• Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as
possible, touching the child's thighs?
• Will the child be able to stay seated like this
for the whole trip?
If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder
seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a
booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.
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3 WARNING
Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in
front can result in injury or death if the
passenger's front airbag inflates.
If a larger child must ride in front, move the
vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible,
have the child sit up properly and wear the
seat belt properly, using a booster seat if
needed.
uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children
■ Booster Seats
1Booster Seats
When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the
instructions that came with it, and install the seat
accordingly.
There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a
booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat
belt correctly.
Safe Driving
If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used
properly, position the child in a booster seat in
a rear seating position. For the child's safety,
check that the child meets the booster seat
manufacturer's recommendations.
Some U.S. states and Canadian provinces and
territories require children to use a booster seat until
they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or
60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or
province, or territory where you intend to drive.
■ Protecting Larger Children-Final Checks
Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever
have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front:
• Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information
in this manual.
• Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.
• Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat.
• Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the
seat.
■ Monitoring child passengers
We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more
mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up
properly.
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Exhaust Gas Hazard
Carbon Monoxide Gas
The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless,
odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon
monoxide gas will not get into the interior.
Safe Driving
■ Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever
• The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.
• The exhaust system may have been damaged.
• The vehicle is raised for an oil change.
3 WARNING
Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.
Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and
even kill you.
Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that
expose you to carbon monoxide.
When you operate a vehicle with the tailgate open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into
the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the tailgate
open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below.
1. Select the fresh air mode.
2. Select the
mode.
3. Set the fan speed to high.
4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.
Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked
vehicle with the engine running.
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1Carbon Monoxide Gas
An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up
with carbon monoxide gas.
Do not run the engine with the garage door closed.
Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the
garage immediately after starting the engine.
Safety Labels
Label Locations
These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels
carefully.
Sun Visor
U.S. models
Sun Visor
Canadian models
Safe Driving
If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer
for a replacement.
U.S. models only
Doorjambs
Dashboard
U.S. models only
U.S. models
Canadian models
Radiator Cap
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Instrument Panel
This chapter describes the buttons, indicators, and gauges that are used while driving.
Indicators ............................................ 68
Multi-Information Display Warning and
Information Messages...................... 78
Gauges and Multi-Information Display
Gauges.............................................. 82
Multi-Information Display .................. 83
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Indicators
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
U.S.
Instrument Panel
●
Canada
Parking Brake
and Brake
System Indicator
(Red)
●
●
(Red)
●
●
U.S.
●
Canada
Brake System
Indicator
(Amber)
Explanation
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off if the parking brake
has been released.
Comes on when the parking brake
is applied, and goes off when it is
released.
Comes on when the brake fluid
level is low.
Comes on if there is a problem with
the brake system.
The beeper sounds and the
indicator comes on if you drive with
the parking brake not fully released.
●
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on if there is a problem with
hydraulic brake boost system.
●
Comes on while driving - Make sure the
parking brake is released. Check the brake
fluid level.
2 What to do when the indicator comes
on while driving P. 337
●
Comes on along with the ABS indicator
- Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
2 If the Brake System Indicator (Red)
Comes On P. 337
Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer.
U.S.
Canada
(Amber)
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Message
uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Low Oil Pressure
Indicator
●
Malfunction
Indicator Lamp
●
●
Comes on when you set the power
mode to ON, and goes off when
the engine starts.
Comes on when the engine oil
pressure is low.
●
Comes on when you set the power
mode to ON, and goes off either
when the engine starts or after
several seconds if the engine does
not start. If “readiness codes” have
not been set, it blinks five times
before it goes off.
Comes on if there is a problem with
the emissions control system.
Blinks when a misfire in the
engine's cylinders is detected.
●
Readiness codes are part of the on board
diagnostics for the emissions control
systems.
●
Comes on while driving - Have the
vehicle checked by a dealer.
Blinks while driving - Stop in a safe place
where there are no flammable objects.
Stop the engine for 10 minutes or more,
and wait for it to cool down. Then, take the
vehicle to a dealer.
Message
Comes on while driving - Immediately
stop in a safe place.
2 If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator
Comes On P. 335
Instrument Panel
●
Explanation
2 Testing of Readiness Codes P. 351
●
2 If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp
Comes On or Blinks P. 336
●
Charging System
Indicator
●
Comes on when you set the power
mode to ON, and goes off when
the engine starts.
Comes on when the battery is not
charging.
●
Comes on while driving - Turn off the
climate control system and rear defogger in
order to reduce electricity consumption.
2 If the Charging System Indicator
Comes On P. 335
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uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
Shift Lever
Position
Indicator
On/Blinking
Instrument Panel
●
Indicates current shift lever
position.
●
Blinks if the transmission system has
a problem.
●
Comes on when the manual
sequential shift mode is applied.
Transmission
Indicator
M (sequential
shift mode)
Indicator/Gear
Position
Indicator
Explanation
2 Shifting P. 244
●
—
Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden
starts and acceleration and have the vehicle
checked by a dealer immediately.
2 Sequential Shift Mode P. 246
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Message
—
uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Seat Belt
Reminder
Indicator
●
●
Low Fuel
Indicator
●
●
ABS (Anti-lock
Brake System)
Indicator
●
Comes on and the beeper sounds if
you are not wearing a seat belt
when you set the power mode to
ON.
If the front passenger is not
wearing a seat belt, the indicator
comes on about a few seconds
later.
Blinks while driving if either you or
the front passenger has not
fastened a seat belt. The beeper
sounds and the indicator blinks at
regular intervals.
●
Comes on when the fuel reserve is
running low (approximately
2.5 U.S. gal./9.2 Liter left).
Blinks if there is a problem with the
fuel gauge.
●
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
If it comes on at any other time,
there is a problem with the ABS.
●
●
Message
The beeper stops and the indicator goes off
when you and the front passenger fasten
their seat belts.
Stays on after you or the front
passenger has fastened the seat belt A detection error may have occurred in the
sensor. Have the vehicle checked by a
dealer.
Instrument Panel
●
Explanation
2 Seat Belt Reminder P. 30
●
Comes on - Refuel your vehicle as soon as
possible.
Blinks - Have the vehicle checked by a
dealer.
Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer. With this indicator on,
your vehicle still has normal braking ability
but no anti-lock function.
2 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) P. 259
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Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Instrument Panel
Supplemental
Restraint System
Indicator
●
●
AWD (All-Wheel
Drive) with
Intelligent
Control System
Indicator *
●
●
Explanation
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on if a problem with any of
the following is detected:
- Supplemental restraint system
- Side airbag system
- Side curtain airbag system
- Seat belt tensioner
●
Stays on constantly or does not come
on at all - Have the vehicle checked by a
dealer.
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on if there is a problem with
the AWD with intelligent control
system.
Blinks when the AWD with
intelligent control system is
overheated. The system is inactive.
●
Stays on constantly - the engine drives
only the front wheels in this state. Have the
vehicle checked by a dealer.
Blinks while driving - the engine drives
only the front wheels in this state. Stop in a
safe place, shift to (P , and idle the engine
until the indicator goes off. If the indicator
does not stop blinking, take your vehicle to
a dealer.
●
2 AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with
Intelligent Control System * P. 253
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* Not available on all models
Message
uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
●
●
●
VSA® (Vehicle
Stability Assist)
OFF Indicator
●
●
Door and
Tailgate Open
Indicator
●
●
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Blinks when VSA® is active.
Comes on if there is a problem with
the VSA® system or hill start assist
system.
●
Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer.
2 VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka
ESC (Electronic Stability Control),
System P. 251
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on when you deactivate
VSA®.
Comes on for a few seconds if you
set the power mode to ON, then
goes off.
Comes on if any door or the tailgate
is not completely closed.
The beeper sounds and the
indicator comes on if any door or
the tailgate is opened while driving.
Message
2 VSA® On and Off P. 252
●
Instrument Panel
VSA® (Vehicle
Stability Assist)
System Indicator
Explanation
—
Goes off when all doors and the tailgate
are closed.
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uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Instrument Panel
EPS (Electric
Power Steering)
System Indicator
●
●
●
Low Tire
Pressure/TPMS
Indicator
●
●
Turn Signal
Indicators
High Beam
Indicator
●
●
Explanation
Comes on when you set the power
mode to ON, and goes off when
the engine starts.
Comes on if there is a problem with
the EPS (Electric Power Steering)
System.
●
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON.
Comes on if the tire pressure of any
of the tires becomes significantly
low.
Blinks for about one minute, and
then stays on if there is a problem
with the TPMS, or when a compact
spare tire is temporarily installed.
●
The turn signal indicators blink
when you operate the turn signal
lever.
If you press the hazard warning
button, both indicators and all turn
signals blink at the same time.
●
Stays on constantly or does not come
on at all - Have the vehicle checked by a
dealer.
2 If the Electric Power Steering (EPS)
System Indicator Comes On P. 337
●
Comes on while driving - Stop in a safe
place, check tire pressures, and inflate the
tire(s) if necessary.
Blinks and remains on - Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer. If the vehicle is fitted
with a compact spare, get your regular tire
repaired or replaced and put back on your
vehicle as soon as you can.
Does not blink or blinks rapidly - A turn
signal light bulb has blown. Change the
bulb immediately.
Comes on when the high beam
headlights are on.
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Message
2 Front Turn Signal/Parking Light and
Front Side Marker Light Bulbs P. 291
—
—
—
uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Lights On
Indicator
●
●
U.S.
●
Canada
Side Airbag Off
Indicator
●
●
Immobilizer
System Indicator
Comes on whenever the light
switch is on, or in AUTO when the
exterior lights are on.
●
If you set the power mode to ACCESSORY
or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) while the lights are
on, a chime sounds when the driver's door
is opened.
Comes on when the fog lights are
on.
—
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on when the passenger side
airbag system is automatically shut
off.
●
Comes on briefly when you set the
power mode to ON, then goes off.
Comes on if the immobilizer system
cannot recognize the key
information.
●
●
●
●
●
It does not mean there is a problem with
your side airbags.
Comes on when nobody is sitting in
the passenger seat - Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer.
Comes on when someone is sitting in
the seat - Have the passenger sit properly.
Blinks - You cannot start the engine. Set
the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK),
then select the ON mode again.
Repeatedly blinks - The system may be
malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked
by a dealer.
Do not attempt to alter this system or add
other devices to it. Electrical problems can
occur.
Message
—
Instrument Panel
Fog Light
Indicator *
Explanation
—
U.S.
Canada
—
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uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
Security System
Alarm Indicator
Instrument Panel
●
●
System Message
Indicator
Explanation
Blinks when the security system
alarm has been set.
Comes on for a few seconds when
you set the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on along with a beep when
a problem is detected. A system
message on the multi-information
display appears at the same time.
2 Security System Alarm P. 113
●
●
●
CRUISE MAIN
Indicator
CRUISE
CONTROL
Indicator
●
●
While the indicator is on, press the
/
(information) button to see the message
again.
Refer to the Indicators information in this
chapter when a system message appears
on the multi-information display. Take the
appropriate action for the message.
The multi-information display does not
return to the normal screen unless the
warning is canceled, or the
/
button is pressed.
—
—
Comes on when you press the
CRUISE button.
2 Cruise Control P. 248
—
Comes on if you have set a speed
for cruise control.
2 Cruise Control P. 248
—
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Message
uuIndicatorsu
Indicator
Name
On/Blinking
●
●
Comes on for a few seconds when
you change the power mode to ON,
then goes off.
Comes on as soon as a problem is
detected in the keyless access
system or keyless starting system.
●
Message
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.
Instrument Panel
Keyless Access
System Indicator
Explanation
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Multi-Information Display Warning and Information Messages
The following messages appear only on the multi-information display. Press the
with the system message indicator on.
Message
Instrument Panel
●
Explanation
Appears when the fuel fill cap is loose or is not
installed.
2 Tighten Fuel Cap Message P. 336
Appears when the washer fluid is low.
●
Refill washer fluid.
2 Refilling Window Washer Fluid P. 286
●
Models with AWD
●
Appears while you are customizing the settings and
the shift lever is moved out of (P .
2 Customized Features P. 87
Appears when the transmission fluid temperature is Stop in a safe place in (P . Let the engine idle until the
too high.
message disappears.
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(information) button to see the message again
Condition
●
Canadian models
/
uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages
Message
Condition
●
●
●
U.S.
Appears when the scheduled maintenance is due soon.
Consequently, SERVICE DUE NOW and SERVICE
PAST DUE follow.
2 Maintenance Minder Messages on the MultiInformation Display P. 272
Appears when the engine coolant temperature gets
abnormally high.
Appears when there is a problem with the power
tailgate system.
Instrument Panel
●
Explanation
2 Overheating P. 333
●
●
Manually open or close the power tailgate.
Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
Canada
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Message
U.S.
Condition
Explanation
Instrument Panel
●
Appears if there is a problem with the starting system.
●
Appears after you unlock and open the driver’s door.
●
As a temporary measure, press and hold the ENGINE
START/STOP button for 15 seconds while depressing
the brake pedal and manually start the engine.
Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
Canada
2 Starting the Engine P. 240
●
●
Appears three seconds after the TO START ENGINE
message appears.
Appears when the steering wheel is locked.
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2 Starting the Engine P. 240
●
Move the steering wheel left and right after pressing
the ENGINE START/STOP button.
uuIndicatorsuMulti-Information Display Warning and Information Messages
Message
Condition
Explanation
Appears if you press the ENGINE START/STOP button
to turn the engine off without the shift lever in (P .
●
Appears when the power mode is in ACCESSORY.
●
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice after
moving the shift lever to (P .
—
●
Appears after the driver’s door is opened when the
power mode is in ACCESSORY.
●
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice with your
foot off the brake pedal to change the power mode to
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).
●
Appears when you close the door with the power mode
in ON without the keyless access remote inside the
vehicle.
●
The message goes off when you bring the keyless
access remote back inside the vehicle, and close the
door.
Instrument Panel
●
2 Keyless Access Remote Reminder P. 121
●
●
Appears when the keyless access remote battery
becomes weak.
Appears if the keyless access remote's battery is too
weak to start the engine or the key is not with you
when starting the engine. A beeper sounds six times.
●
Replace the battery as soon as possible.
2 Replacing the Button Battery P. 311
2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak
P. 328
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Gauges and Multi-Information Display
Gauges
Gauges include the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and related indicators.
They are displayed when the power mode is in ON.
■ Speedometer
Displays your driving speed in mph (U.S.) or km/h (Canada).
Instrument Panel
■ Tachometer
Shows the number of engine revolutions per minute.
■ Fuel Gauge
1Fuel Gauge
NOTICE
Displays the amount of fuel left in the fuel tank.
You should refuel when the reading approaches E .
Running out of fuel can cause the engine to misfire,
damaging the catalytic converter.
The actual amount of remaining fuel may differ from
the fuel gauge reading.
■ Temperature Gauge
1Temperature Gauge
NOTICE
Displays the temperature of the engine coolant.
Driving with the temperature gauge pointer in the
upper zone can cause serious engine damage. Pull
safely to the side of the road and allow engine
temperature to return to normal.
2 Overheating P. 333
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Multi-Information Display
The multi-information display shows the odometer, trip meter, outside temperature
indicator, and other gauges. It also displays important messages such as warnings
and other helpful information.
■ Switching the Display
/
(information) button or the SEL/RESET button to change the
Black Screen
Instrument Panel
Press the
display.
Average Fuel Economy/
Range
Instant Fuel Economy
/
Button
Customize Settings
Elapsed Time
SEL/RESET Button
Engine Oil Life
Tire Pressure for Each Tire
Average Speed
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Odometer
Trip A
Trip B
Instrument Panel
Outside Temperature
SEL/RESET Button
■ Odometer
Shows the total number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) that your vehicle has
accumulated.
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■ Trip Meter
1Trip Meter
Shows the total number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since the last
reset. Meters A and B can be used to measure two separate trips.
Switch between trip meter A and trip meter B by
pressing the SEL/RESET button.
■ Resetting a trip meter
■ Outside Temperature
1Outside Temperature
The temperature sensor is in the front bumper.
Road heat and exhaust from another vehicle can
affect the temperature reading when your vehicle
speed is less than 19 mph (30 km/h).
Shows the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.) or Celsius (Canada).
■ Adjusting the outside temperature display
Adjust the temperature reading up to ±5°F or ±3°C if the temperature reading
seems incorrect.
Instrument Panel
To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button. The trip
meter is reset to 0.0.
It may take several minutes for the display to be
updated after the temperature reading has stabilized.
Use the multi-information display’s customized
features to correct the temperature.
2 Customized Features P. 87
■ Average Fuel Economy
1Average Fuel Economy
Shows the estimated average fuel economy of each trip meter in mpg (U.S.) or
l/100 km (Canada). The display is updated at set intervals. When a trip meter is reset,
the average fuel economy is also reset.
You can change when to reset the average fuel
economy.
2 Customized Features P. 87
■ Instant Fuel Economy
Shows the instant fuel economy as a bar graph in mpg (U.S.) or l/100 km (Canada).
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■ Range
Shows the estimated distance you can travel on the remaining fuel. This distance is
estimated from the fuel economy of your previous trips.
■ Elapsed Time
1Elapsed Time
Instrument Panel
You can change when to reset the elapsed time.
2 Customized Features P. 87
Shows the time elapsed since Trip A or Trip B was reset.
■ Average Speed
1Average Speed
Shows the average speed in mph (U.S.) or km/h (Canada) since Trip A or Trip B was
reset.
■ Tire Pressure Monitor
Shows each tire's pressure.
2 TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) P. 253
■ Engine Oil Life
Shows the remaining oil life and Maintenance MinderTM.
2 Maintenance MinderTM P. 271
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You can change when to reset the average speed.
2 Customized Features P. 87
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■ Customized Features
1Customized Features
To customize other features, press the
/
button.
2 List of customizable options P. 90
2 Example of customization settings P. 93
Use the multi-information display to customize certain features.
■ How to customize
button while
Customization is possible when you see the driver’s
ID (DRIVER 1 or DRIVER 2) on the screen.
The driver’s ID indicates which remote transmitter
you have used to unlock the driver’s door. The
customized settings are recalled every time you
unlock the driver’s door with that remote.
Instrument Panel
Select the CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS screen by pressing the
/
the power mode is in ON, and the vehicle is at a complete stop.
Press the SEL/RESET button.
When you customize settings: Shift to (P
Multi-Information Display:
Goes to customize settings.
/
Button:
Changes the customize menus
and items.
SEL/RESET button:
Enters the selected item
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■ Customization flow
Press the
/
button.
CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS
SEL/RESET
METER SETUP
SEL/RESET
Instrument Panel
LANGUAGE SELECTION
ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY
“TRIP A” RESET TIMING
“TRIP B” RESET TIMING
KEYLESS START GUIDANCE SCREENS
DRIVING POSITION SETUP
SEL/RESET
MEMORY POSITION LINK
KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP
SEL/RESET
KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH
DOOR UNLOCK MODE
KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP
INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME
LIGHTING SETUP
SEL/RESET
HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER
AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY
DOOR SETUP
SEL/RESET
AUTO DOOR LOCK
AUTO DOOR UNLOCK
DOOR LOCK MODE
KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT
SECURITY RELOCK TIMER
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POWER TAILGATE SETUP *
SEL/RESET
POWER TAILGATE KEYLESS OPEN MODE
Instrument Panel
MAINTENANCE INFO.
DEFAULT ALL
SEL/RESET
EXIT
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■ List of customizable options
Setup Group
Instrument Panel
METER
SETUP
DRIVING
POSITION
SETUP
Customizable Features
Description
LANGUAGE SELECTION
Changes the displayed language.
ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP.
DISPLAY
Adjusts the temperature reading by a few degrees.
ENGLISH*/FRENCH/SPANISH
“TRIP A” RESET TIMING
Changes the setting of how to reset trip meter A,
average fuel economy A, average speed A, and
elapsed time A.
WITH REFUEL/IGN OFF/
MANUALLY RESET*
“TRIP B” RESET TIMING
Changes the setting of how to reset trip meter B,
average fuel economy B, average speed B, and
elapsed time B.
WITH REFUEL/IGN OFF/
MANUALLY RESET*
KEYLESS START
GUIDANCE SCREENS
Displays the keyless start guidance when conditions
are met to change power mode.
ON*/OFF
MEMORY POSITION LINK
Changes the driver's seat position to a stored
setting.
ON*/OFF
-5°F ~ ±0°F* ~ +5°F (U.S.)
-3°C ~ ±0°C* ~ +3°C (Canada)
*: Default Setting
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Setup Group
LIGHTING
SETUP
Description
Selectable Settings
DOOR UNLOCK MODE
Changes which doors unlock when you grab the
driver’s door handle.
DRIVER DOOR ONLY*/ALL
DOORS
KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT
FLASH
Causes some exterior lights to blink when you
unlock/lock the doors.
ON*/OFF
KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP
Sets the beeper sound or not when you grab the
either front door handle.
ON*/OFF
INTERIOR LIGHT
DIMMING TIME
Changes the length of time the interior lights stay on
after you close the doors.
60 sec/30 sec*/15 sec
HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF
TIMER
Changes the length of time the exterior lights stay
on after you close the driver's door.
60 sec/30 sec/15 sec*/0 sec
AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY
Changes the timing for the headlights to come on.
MAX/HIGH/MID*/LOW/MIN
Instrument Panel
KEYLESS
ACCESS
SETUP
Customizable Features
*: Default Setting
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Setup Group
Customizable Features
Description
Changes the setting for when the doors
automatically lock.
WITH VEH SPD*2/SHIFT FROM
(P /OFF
AUTO DOOR UNLOCK
Changes the setting for when the doors
automatically unlock.
DRIVER DOOR with SHIFT to
(P *2/ALL DOORS with SHIFT
to (P /DRIVER DOOR with
IGN OFF/ALL DOORS with
IGN OFF/OFF
DOOR LOCK MODE
Sets up either the driver's door or all doors to unlock
on the first push of the remote.
DRIVER DOOR*2/ALL DOOR
KEYLESS LOCK
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
LOCK/UNLOCK- The exterior lights flash. LOCK (2nd
push)- The beeper sounds.
ON*2/OFF
SECURITY RELOCK TIMER
Changes the time it takes for the doors to relock and
the security system to set after you unlock the
vehicle without opening any door.
90 sec/60 sec/30 sec*2
POWER TAILGATE
KEYLESS OPEN MODE
Changes the keyless setting for when the power
tailgate opens.
ANYTIME*2/WHEN
UNLOCKED
MAINTENA
NCE INFO.
Resets/Cancels the engine oil life display when you
have performed the maintenance service.
RESET/CANCEL
DEFAULT
ALL
Cancels/Resets all the customized settings as
default.
CANCEL/SET
AUTO DOOR LOCK
Instrument Panel
DOOR
SETUP
POWER
TAILGATE
SETUP*1
*1:Not available on all models
*2: Default Setting
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Selectable Settings
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■ Example of customization settings
Instrument Panel
The steps for changing the “TRIP A” RESET TIMING setting to WITH REFUEL are
shown below. The default setting for “TRIP A” RESET TIMING is MANUALLY
RESET.
1. Press
/
button to select
CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS, then press the
SEL/RESET button.
2. Press the
/
button until METER
SETUP appears on the display.
3. Press the SEL/RESET button.
u LANGUAGE SELECTION appears first in
the display.
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Instrument Panel
4. Press the
/
button until “TRIP A”
RESET TIMING appears on the display,
then press the SEL/RESET button.
u The display switches to the
customization setup screen, where you
can select WITH REFUEL, IGN OFF,
MANUALLY RESET, or EXIT.
5. Press the
/
button and select WITH
REFUEL, then press the SEL/RESET button.
u The WITH REFUEL setup screen appears,
then the display returns to the
customization menu screen.
6. Press the
/
button until EXIT
appears on the display, then press the SEL/
RESET button.
7. Repeat Step 6 until you return to the
normal screen.
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Controls
This chapter explains how to operate the various controls necessary for driving.
Setting the Clock ................................ 96
Locking and Unlocking the Doors
Key Types and Functions .................... 97
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the
Outside ............................................ 99
Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength..... 103
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside ... 104
Childproof Door Locks ..................... 105
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking .......... 106
Opening and Closing the Tailgate... 107
Security System ................................ 113
Immobilizer System .......................... 113
Security System Alarm...................... 113
Opening and Closing the Windows .... 115
Opening and Closing the Moonroof ....... 118
Operating the Switches Around the
Steering Wheel
ENGINE START/STOP Button............. 119
Turn Signals ..................................... 122
Light Switches.................................. 122
Fog Lights * ...................................... 125
Daytime Running Lights ................... 125
Wipers and Washers ........................ 126
Brightness Control ........................... 128
Adjusting the Steering Wheel .......... 132
Adjusting the Mirrors....................... 133
Interior Rearview Mirror ................... 133
Power Door Mirrors ......................... 134
Adjusting the Seats .......................... 136
Adjusting the Seat Positions............. 136
Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items...... 143
Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button ...129
Interior Lights .................................. 143
Interior Convenience Items .............. 145
Climate Control System ................... 152
Using Automatic Climate Control .... 152
Synchronized Mode ......................... 154
Driving Position Memory System ...... 130
Automatic Climate Control Sensors.....155
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Setting the Clock
Clock
You can adjust the time in the clock display with the power mode in ON.
■ Using the SETUP button
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Adjust Clock, then press .
Controls
3. Rotate
to select the item you want to
change (12/24 hour mode, hour, minute).
Then press .
4. Rotate
to make the adjustment.
5. Press
to enter your selection. The display
returns to Adjust Clock. Repeat steps 4 to
6 to adjust other items.
6. To enter the selection, Rotate
and select
Set, then press .
7. Press the SETUP button to go back to the
normal display.
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1Clock
These indications are used to show how to operate
the selector knob.
Rotate
to select.
Press
to enter.
To set the time to the nearest hour:
Press and hold the CLOCK button until Adjust Clock
appears, then press the (6 (Reset) button.
Depending on the displayed time, the clock sets
forward or backward.
Example:
1:06 will reset to 1:00
1:53 will reset to 2:00
Models with navigation system
The clock is automatically updated through the
navigation system, so the time does not need to be
adjusted.
Locking and Unlocking the Doors
Key Types and Functions
This vehicle comes with the following keys:
1Key Types and Functions
■ Keys
HOLD
Use the keyless access remote to start and
stop the engine, and to lock and unlock all the
doors and tailgate. You can also use the
keyless access system to lock and unlock the
doors and tailgate.
Release Button
Built-in Key
The built-in key can be used to lock/unlock the
doors and the tailgate when the keyless access
remote battery becomes weak and the power
door lock/unlock operation is disabled.
The keys contain precision electronics.
Adhere to the following advice to prevent damage to
the electronics:
• Do not leave the keys in direct sunlight, or in
locations with high temperature or high humidity.
• Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.
• Keep the keys away from liquids.
• Do not take the keys apart except for replacing the
battery.
If the circuits in the keys are damaged, the engine
may not start, and the keyless access system may not
work.
If the keys do not work properly, have them
inspected by a dealer.
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■ Keyless access remote
All of the keys have an immobilizer system. The
immobilizer system helps to protect against vehicle
theft.
2 Immobilizer System P. 113
To remove the built-in key, pull it out while
pressing the release button. To reinstall the
built-in key, push the built-in key into the
keyless access remote until it clicks.
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuKey Types and Functions
■ Key Number Tag
1Key Number Tag
Contains a number that you will need if you
purchase a replacement key.
Keep the key number tag separate from the key in a
safe place outside of your vehicle.
If you wish to purchase an additional key, contact a
dealer.
If you lose your key and you cannot start the engine,
contact a dealer.
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
■ Using the Remote Transmitter
■ Locking the doors
LED
Unlock
Button
1Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
Lock
Button
HOLD
■ Unlocking the doors
Press the unlock button.
Once:
u Some exterior lights flash twice, and the
driver's door unlocks.
Twice:
u The remaining doors and tailgate unlock.
1Using the Remote Transmitter
If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of
unlocking the vehicle with the remote transmitter,
the doors will automatically relock.
You can change the relock timer setting.
2 Customized Features P. 87
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Press the lock button.
Once:
u Some exterior lights flash, all the doors
and tailgate lock, and the security system
sets.
Twice (within five seconds after the first
push):
u A beeper sounds and verifies the security
system is set.
You can lock or unlock doors using the remote
transmitter or keyless access system only when the
power mode is in VEHICLE OFF.
If the interior light switch is in the door activated
position, the interior lights come on when you press
the unlock button.
No doors opened: The lights fade out after 30
seconds.
Doors relocked with the remote: The lights go off
immediately.
2 Interior Lights P. 143
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
1Using the Remote Transmitter
■ Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key
Fully insert the key and turn it.
Lock
Unlock
The remote transmitter uses low-power signals, so
the operating range may vary depending on the
surroundings.
The remote will not lock the vehicle when a door or
the tailgate is open.
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If the distance at which it works varies, the battery is
probably low.
If the LED does not come on when you press a
button, the battery is dead.
2 Replacing the Button Battery P. 311
■ Locking a Door Without Using a Key
■ Locking the driver's door
Push the lock tab forward a or push the
master door lock switch in the lock direction
b, and close the door.
■ Locking the passenger's doors
Push the lock tab forward and close the door.
You can customize the door unlock mode setting.
2 Customized Features P. 87
1Locking/Unlocking the Doors Using a Key
When you lock the driver's door with a key, all of the
other doors and tailgate lock at the same time. When
unlocking, the driver's door unlocks first. Turn the
key a second time within a few seconds to unlock the
remaining doors and the tailgate.
You can customize the door unlock mode setting.
2 Customized Features P. 87
1Locking a Door Without Using a Key
■ Lockout prevention system
The doors and the tailgate cannot be locked when the keyless access remote is inside the
vehicle, and any door or the tailgate is open.
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When you lock the driver's door, all the other doors
and tailgate lock at the same time.
Make sure you have the key with you when locking a
door from the outside.
uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
■ Using the Keyless Access System
1Using the Keyless Access System
When you carry the keyless access remote,
you can lock/unlock the doors and the
tailgate.
not leave it in the vehicle when you get out.
• A person who is not carrying the keyless access
You can lock/unlock the doors within a radius
of about 32 inches (80 cm) of the outside door
handle. You can open the tailgate within
about 32 inches (80 cm) radius from the
tailgate release button.
•
■ Locking the doors and tailgate
•
Press the door lock button on the front door
or the tailgate.
u Some exterior lights flash; the beeper
sounds; all the doors and tailgate lock;
and the security system sets.
•
•
•
remote can lock/unlock the doors if a person who
is carrying it is within range.
The door may be unlocked if the door handle is
covered with water in heavy rain or in a car wash if
the keyless access remote is within range.
If you grip a front door handle wearing gloves, the
door sensor may be slow to respond or may not
respond by unlocking the doors.
The door might not open if you pull it immediately
after gripping the door handle. Grip the handle
again and confirm that the door is unlocked before
pulling the handle.
The driver must carry the keyless access remote and
not leave it in the vehicle when you get out.
A person who is not carrying the keyless access
remote can unlock the tailgate if a person who is
carrying it is within range.
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Door Lock
Button
• The driver must carry the keyless access remote and
Lock Button
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Outside
■ Unlocking the doors and tailgate
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Tailgate Release
Button
Grab the driver’s door handle:
u The driver’s door unlocks.
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the
beeper sounds twice.
Grab the front passenger’s door handle:
u All the doors unlock.
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the
beeper sounds twice.
Press the tailgate release button:
u The tailgate unlocks and opens.
u Some exterior lights flash twice and the
beeper sounds twice.
2 Opening/Closing the Tailgate Using the
Tailgate Release Button P. 108
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1Using the Keyless Access System
• Even within the 32 inches (80 cm) radius, you may
not be able to lock/unlock the doors with the
keyless access remote if it is above or below the
outside handle.
• The keyless access remote may not operate if it is
too close to the door and door glass.
If you do not open a door within 30 seconds of
unlocking the vehicle, the doors will automatically
relock.
The light flash, beep and unlock settings can be
customized using the multi-information display.
2 Customized Features P. 87
uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLow Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength
Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength
The vehicle transmits radio waves to locate the keyless access remote when locking/
unlocking the doors, opening the tailgate, or to start the engine.
In the following cases, locking/unlocking the doors or opening the tailgate or
starting the engine may be inhibited or operation may be unstable:
• Strong radio waves are being transmitted by nearby equipment.
• You are carrying the keyless access remote together with telecommunications
equipment, laptop computers, cell phones, or wireless devices.
• A metallic object is touching or covering the keyless access remote.
1Low Keyless Access Remote Signal Strength
Communication between the keyless access remote
and the vehicle consumes the keyless access remote’s
battery.
The keyless access remote battery lasts about two
years. This changes by how often you use the remote.
The battery is consumed whenever the keyless access
remote is receiving strong radio waves. Avoid placing
it near electrical appliances such as televisions and
personal computers.
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuLocking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside
Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside
■ Using the Lock Tab
To Lock
Lock Tab
1Using the Lock Tab
■ Locking a door
Push the lock tab forward.
■ Unlocking a door
To Unlock
When you lock the door using the lock tab on the
driver's door, all the other doors and tailgate lock at
the same time.
When you unlock the door using the lock tab on the
driver's door, only the driver's door will unlock.
Pull the lock tab rearward.
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■ Unlocking Using the Inner Handle of Front Doors
Pull the front door inner handle.
u The door unlocks and opens in one
motion.
Inner
Handle
1Unlocking Using the Inner Handle of Front Doors
The front door inner handles are designed to allow
front seat occupants to open the door in one motion.
However this feature requires that front seat
occupants never pull a front door inner handle while
the vehicle is in motion.
Children should always ride in a rear seat where
childproof door locks are provided.
2 Childproof Door Locks P. 105
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuChildproof Door Locks
■ Using the Master Door Lock Switch
1Using the Master Door Lock Switch
Press the master door lock switch in as shown
to lock or unlock all doors and the tailgate.
To Lock
When you lock/unlock the driver's door using the
master door lock switch, all the other doors and the
tailgate lock/unlock at the same time.
To Unlock
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Master Door
Lock Switch
Childproof Door Locks
The childproof door locks prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside
regardless of the position of the lock tab.
■ Setting the Childproof Door Locks
Slide the lever in the rear door to the lock
position, and close the door.
1Childproof Door Locks
To open the door from the inside when the
childproof door lock is on, put the lock tab in the
unlock position, lower the rear window, put your
hand out of the window, and pull the outside door
handle.
■ When opening the door
Unlock
Open the door using the outside door handle.
Lock
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uuLocking and Unlocking the DoorsuAuto Door Locking/Unlocking
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking
Your vehicle locks all doors and unlocks the driver’s door automatically when a
certain condition is met.
■ Auto Door Locking
■ Drive lock mode
All doors and tailgate lock when the vehicle’s speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h).
■ Auto Door Unlocking
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■ Park unlock mode
The driver’s door unlocks when the shift lever is moved into (P with the brake pedal
depressed.
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1Auto Door Locking/Unlocking
You can turn off or change to another auto door
locking/unlocking setting using the multi-information
display.
2 Customized Features P. 87
Opening and Closing the Tailgate
Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate
Always make sure individuals and objects are clear of the tailgate before opening or
closing it.
■ Opening the tailgate
• Open the tailgate all the way.
u If it is not fully opened, the tailgate may come down accidentally by its own
weight.
• Be careful when it is windy. The wind may cause the tailgate to close.
Be careful not to hit your head on the tailgate or to
put your hands between the tailgate and the cargo
area when closing the gate.
When operating the power tailgate, make sure there
is enough space around your vehicle. People near the
tailgate may be seriously hurt if the tailgate hits or
closes on their heads. Be especially cautious if
children are around.
When you are storing or picking up luggage from the
cargo area while the engine is idling, do not stand in
front of the exhaust pipe. You may get burned.
Keep the tailgate closed while driving to:
u Avoid possible damage.
u Prevent exhaust gas from leaking into the vehicle.
2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 64
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■ Closing the tailgate
1Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate
Do not allow any passenger in the cargo space. They
may get hurt during hard braking, a sudden
acceleration, or a crash.
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uuOpening and Closing the TailgateuOpening/Closing the Tailgate Using the Tailgate Release Button
Opening/Closing the Tailgate Using the Tailgate
Release Button
When all the doors are unlocked, the tailgate
is unlocked. Press the tailgate release button
and lift open the tailgate.
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Tailgate Release
Button
To manually close the tailgate, grab the inner
handle, pull the tailgate down, and push it
closed from outside.
Inner Handle
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1Opening/Closing the Tailgate Using the Tailgate Release Button
Do not leave the keyless access remote inside the
cargo area and close the tailgate. The beeper sounds
and the tailgate cannot be closed.
uuOpening and Closing the TailgateuOpening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
The power tailgate can be operated by pressing the power tailgate button on the
remote transmitter, pressing the power tailgate switch on the dashboard, or
pressing the button on the tailgate.
■ The power tailgate can be opened when:
2 Customized Features P. 87
■ The power tailgate can be closed when:
• The tailgate is fully open.
• The shift lever is in (P .
• Press and hold the tailgate button on the remote transmitter for about one
second.
3 WARNING
Closing a power tailgate while anyone is
in the path of the tailgate can cause
serious injury.
Make sure everyone is clear before
closing the power tailgate.
The power tailgate may not open or close under the
following conditions:
• The vehicle is parked on a steep hill.
• The vehicle is swayed in a strong wind.
• The tailgate or the roof is covered with snow or ice.
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• The tailgate is fully closed.
• The shift lever is in (P .
• Press and hold the tailgate button on the remote transmitter for about one
second.
u If you have changed the POWER TAILGATE KEYLESS OPEN MODE setting to
WHEN UNLOCKED, you need to unlock the tailgate before you press the
tailgate button to open it.
1Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
If you close the power tailgate when all the doors are
locked, the power tailgate locks automatically.
If you replace the battery or the power tailgate fuse
while the tailgate is open, the power tailgate may be
disabled. The power tailgate resumes once you
manually close the tailgate.
Installing aftermarket components other than Acura
genuine accessories on the power tailgate may
prevent it from fully opening or closing.
Make sure the power tailgate is fully open before you
get your luggage in and out.
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Make sure the power tailgate is fully closed before
you start the vehicle.
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■ Remote Transmitter
1Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
Press the power tailgate button for more than
one second to operate.
Power
Tailgate
Button
To reverse direction while the power tailgate is
in operation, press the button again. The
beeper sounds three times and the tailgate
reverses direction.
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■ Customizing when to open the tailgate
ANYTIME: The power tailgate unlocks and opens at the same time. This is the
default setting.
WHEN UNLOCKED: The tailgate opens when all doors are unlocked.
2 Customized Features P. 87
■ Power Tailgate Button
To open or close the power tailgate, press the
tailgate button on the dashboard for about
one second. The beeper sounds and some
exterior lights flash.
Power Tailgate Button
To reverse direction while the power tailgate is
in operation, press the button again. The
beeper sounds three times and the tailgate
reverses direction.
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* Not available on all models
If the power tailgate meets resistance while opening
or closing, the auto reverse feature reverses the
direction. The beeper sounds three times.
The auto reverse function stops sensing when the
tailgate is almost closed to make sure that it fully
closes.
Do not touch the sensors located on both sides of the
tailgate. The power tailgate does not close if you
touch either sensor when you are trying to close the
tailgate.
Be careful not to scratch the sensors with a sharp
object. If scratched, they can be damaged, and the
power tailgate closing feature malfunctions.
uuOpening and Closing the TailgateuOpening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
■ Power Tailgate Close Button
1Power Tailgate Close Button
Press the button on the tailgate to close the
power tailgate.
If you press the button again while the power
tailgate is closing, it stops and reverses
direction.
If you push the power tailgate close button while the
tailgate is automatically opening or closing, the
power tailgate operation stops. Use caution if the
tailgate stops in the middle of either operation. It may
suddenly swing up or down.
■ Auto-Closer
1Auto-Closer
Controls
Power Tailgate
Close Button
The auto-closer feature does not activate if you push
the tailgate release button while the power tailgate is
closing.
If you manually close the power tailgate, it latches automatically.
Do not put any force on the tailgate while the power
tailgate is latching.
Keep your hands away from the tailgate when you
manually close the tailgate and let it latch
automatically. It is dangerous to put your hands
around the tailgate as it starts to latch itself.
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uuOpening and Closing the TailgateuOpening/Closing the Power Tailgate *
■ Power Tailgate Fail-safe Mode
1Power Tailgate Fail-safe Mode
The power tailgate fail-safe mode detects if there is an extra load on the tailgate (for
example, it is covered with snow). If an extra load is detected, the tailgate opens
completely then lowers to the close position.
If you try to manually close the power tailgate
immediately after it fully opens, the power tailgate
fail-safe mode may activate.
Once the power tailgate fail-safe mode activates,
wait until the power tailgate fully closes. Keep away
from the power tailgate when it is in motion.
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If the power tailgate fail-safe mode constantly
activates, consult at a dealer.
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Security System
Immobilizer System
The immobilizer system prevents a key that has not been pre-registered from
starting the engine. Each key contains electronic transmitters that use electronic
signals to verify the key.
NOTICE
Leaving the ignition key in the vehicle can result in
theft or accidental movement of the vehicle.
Always take the ignition key with you whenever you
leave the vehicle unattended.
Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.
Doing so may damage the system and make your
vehicle inoperable.
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Pay attention to the following when selecting the ACCESSORY mode with the
ENGINE START/STOP button:
• Do not allow objects that emit strong radio waves near the ENGINE START/
STOP button.
• Make sure the key is not covered by or touching a metal object.
• Do not bring a key from another vehicle's immobilizer system with the keyless
access remote.
1Immobilizer System
Security System Alarm
The security system alarm activates when the doors, tailgate, or hood are opened
without the key, remote transmitter or keyless access system.
1Security System Alarm
The security alarm continues for a maximum of two
minutes until the security system alarm deactivates.
■ When the security system alarm activates
The horn sounds intermittently, and all of the exterior lights flash.
■ To deactivate the security system alarm
Unlock the vehicle using the key, remote transmitter, or keyless access system. The
system, along with the horn and flashing lights, is deactivated.
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uuSecurity SystemuSecurity System Alarm
■ Setting the security system alarm
1Security System Alarm
The security system alarm automatically sets when the following conditions have
been met:
• The power mode is in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).
• The hood is closed.
• All doors and the tailgate are locked from outside with the key, remote
transmitter, or keyless access system.
The security system alarm indicator in the instrument panel blinks. When the
blinking interval changes after about 15 seconds, the security system alarm is set.
If the battery goes dead after you have set the
security system alarm, the security alarm may go off
once the battery is recharged or replaced.
If this occurs, deactivate the security system alarm by
unlocking a door using the key, remote transmitter,
or keyless access system.
■ To cancel the security system alarm
Do not attempt to alter this system or add another
device to it.
■ When the security system alarm sets
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The security system alarm is canceled when the vehicle is unlocked using the key,
remote transmitter, or keyless access system. The security system alarm indicator
goes off at the same time.
■ Panic Mode
■ The panic button on the remote
PANIC
Button
transmitter
If you press the PANIC button for
approximately one second, the following will
occur for about 30 seconds:
• The horn sounds.
• Some exterior lights flash.
■ Canceling panic mode
Press any button on the remote transmitter, or set the power mode to ON.
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Do not set the security system alarm when someone
is in the vehicle or a window is open. The system can
accidentally activate when unlocking the door with
the lock tab.
Opening and Closing the Windows
Opening/Closing the Power Windows
The power windows can be opened and closed when the power mode is in ON,
using the switches on the doors. The driver side switches can be used to open and
close all of the windows.
The power window lock button on the driver side must be switched off (not pushed
in, indicator off) to open and close the windows from anywhere other than the
driver's seat.
■ Opening/Closing Windows with Auto-Open/Close Function
ON
OFF
Power Window
Lock Button
Driver’s
Window
Switch
Indicator
Front Passenger’s
Window Switch
■ Automatic operation
To open: Push the switch down firmly.
To close: Pull the switch up firmly.
The window opens or closes completely. To
stop the window at any time, push or pull the
switch briefly.
■ Manual operation
3 WARNING
Closing a power window on someone's
hands or fingers can cause serious injury.
Make sure your passengers are away from
the windows before closing them.
The power windows can be operated for up to 10
minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE
OFF.
Opening either front door cancels this function.
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When the power window lock button is pushed in, the indicator comes on and you
can only operate the driver's window. Turn the power window lock button on when
children are in the vehicle.
1Opening/Closing the Power Windows
Auto Reverse
If a power window senses resistance when closing
automatically, it will stop closing and reverse
direction.
The driver’s window auto reverse function is disabled
when you continuously pull up the switch.
The auto reverse function stops sensing when the
window is almost closed to ensure that it fully closes.
To open: Push the switch down lightly, and
hold it until the desired position is reached.
To close: Pull the switch up lightly, and hold it
until the desired position is reached.
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uuOpening and Closing the WindowsuOpening/Closing the Power Windows
■ Opening/Closing Windows without Auto-Open/Close Function
To open: Push the switch down.
To close: Pull the switch up.
Close
Release the switch when the window reaches
the desired position.
Open
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uuOpening and Closing the WindowsuOpening/Closing the Power Windows
■ Opening the Windows and Moonroof with the Remote
To open: Press the UNLOCK button twice
within 10 seconds and hold it down for the
second time. If the windows stop midway,
repeat the procedure.
Unlock
Button
Open
Close
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■ Opening/Closing the Windows and Moonroof with the Key
To open: Unlock the driver’s door with the
key. Within 10 seconds of returning the key to
the central position, turn the key in the unlock
direction and hold it there.
To close: Lock the driver’s door with the key.
Within 10 seconds of returning the key to the
central position, turn the key in the lock
direction and hold it there.
Release the key to stop the windows/
moonroof at the desired position. If you want
further adjustment, repeat the same
operation.
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Opening and Closing the Moonroof
■ Opening/Closing the Moonroof
1Opening/Closing the Moonroof
You can only operate the moonroof when the power mode is in ON. Use the switch
in the front of the ceiling to open and close the moonroof.
■ Automatic operation
To open: Pull the switch back firmly.
To close: Push the switch forward firmly.
Open
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Close
Tilt
The moonroof will automatically open or close
all the way. To stop the moonroof midway,
touch the switch briefly.
■ Manual operation
To open: Pull the switch back lightly, and
hold it until the desired position is reached.
To close: Push the switch forward lightly, and
hold it until the desired position is reached.
■ Tilting the moonroof up
To tilt: Push on the center of the moonroof
switch.
To close: Push the switch forward firmly, then
release.
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3 WARNING
Opening or closing the moonroof on
someone's hands or fingers can cause
serious injury.
Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of
the moonroof before opening or closing it.
NOTICE
Opening the moonroof in below freezing
temperature or when it is covered with snow or ice
can damage the moonroof panel or motor.
The power moonroof can be operated for up to
10 minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE
OFF.
Opening either front door cancels this function.
When resistance is detected, the auto reverse
function causes the moonroof to change directions,
then stop. Auto reverse stops sensing when the
moonroof is almost closed to ensure that it fully
closes. Make sure that all objects, including fingers,
are clear of the moonroof.
Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel
ENGINE START/STOP Button
■ Changing the Power Mode
1ENGINE START/STOP Button
ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range
Indicator
Operating Range
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
Indicator in the button is off.
The steering wheel is locked. The power
to all electrical components is turned off.
You can start the engine when the keyless access
remote is inside the vehicle.
The engine may also run if the keyless access remote
is close to the door or window, even if it is outside the
vehicle.
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ACCESSORY
Indicator in the button is on.
Indicator in the button blinks (from ON to
ACCESSORY).
Operate the audio system and other
accessories in this position.
ON mode:
Indicator in the button is off, if the engine is running.
ON
Indicator in the button is on.
All electrical components
can be used.
If the keyless access remote battery is weak, beeper
sounds and the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR
START BUTTON message appears on the multiinformation display.
2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is
Weak P. 328
: Press the ENGINE START/STOP button to change the mode.
: Press the button without the shift lever in (P .
: Shift to Park, then press the button.
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If the power mode does not change from VEHICLE
OFF to ACCESSORY, press the ENGINE START/STOP
button while moving the steering wheel left and
right. The steering wheel will unlock, allowing the
mode to change.
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button
■ Power Mode Reminder
If you open the driver's door when the power mode is set to ACCESSORY, a warning
buzzer sounds.
Controls
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button
■ Keyless Access Remote Reminder
1Keyless Access Remote Reminder
Warning buzzers may sound from inside or/
and outside the vehicle to remind you that the
keyless access remote is out of the vehicle. If
the buzzer continues even after the remote is
put back inside, place it within its operational
range.
If the keyless access remote is taken out of the
vehicle, and the driver's door is closed,
warning buzzers sound from both inside and
outside the vehicle. A warning message on
the multi-information display notifies the
driver inside that the remote is out.
■ When the power mode is in
ACCESSORY or in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
If the keyless access remote is taken out of the
vehicle, and the driver's door is closed, a
warning buzzer sounds from outside the
vehicle.
If the keyless access remote is taken out of the vehicle
after the engine has been started, you can no longer
change the ENGINE START/STOP button mode or
restart the engine. Always make sure if the remote is
in your vehicle when you operate the ENGINE
START/STOP button.
Removing the keyless access remote from the vehicle
through a window does not activate the warning
buzzer.
Controls
■ When the power mode is in ON
When the keyless access remote is within the
system's operational range, and the driver's door is
closed, the warning function cancels.
Do not put a keyless access remote on the dashboard
or in the glove box. It may cause the warning buzzer
to go off. Under some other conditions that can
prevent the vehicle from locating the remote, the
warning buzzer may also go off even if the remote is
within the system's operational range.
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluTurn Signals
Turn Signals
Right Turn
The turn signals can be used when the power
mode is in ON.
■ One-touch turn signal
Left Turn
When you lightly push up or down and release
the turn signal lever, the exterior turn signals
and turn signal indicator blink three times.
Controls
This feature can be used when signaling for a
lane change.
Light Switches
1Light Switches
■ Manual Operation
High Beams
Flashing the high beams
Low Beams
Turns on parking, side marker,
tail, and rear license plate lights
Turns on headlights, parking, side
marker, tail, and rear license plate
lights
Rotating the light switch turns the lights on
and off, regardless of the power mode
setting.
■ High beams
Push the lever forward until you hear a click.
■ Low beams
When in high beams, pull the lever back to
return to low beams.
■ Flashing the high beams
Pull the lever back, and release it.
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If you leave the power mode in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
while the lights are on, a chime sounds when the
driver's door is opened.
Models with high voltage discharge tube bulb
Repeatedly turning the headlights on and off reduces
the life of the HID headlight bulbs. If you sense that
the level of the headlights is abnormal, have the
vehicle inspected by a dealer.
Do not leave the lights on when the engine is off
because it will cause the battery to discharge.
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches
■ Automatic Lighting Control
1Automatic Lighting Control
Automatic lighting control can be used when
the power mode is in ON.
The light sensor is in the location shown below.
Do not cover this light sensor with anything;
otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not
work properly.
Controls
When you turn the light switch to #Y , the
headlights and other exterior lights will switch
on and off automatically depending on the
ambient brightness.
u You can change the auto light sensitivity
setting.
We recommend that you turn on the lights manually
when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas
such as long tunnels or parking facilities.
Light Sensor
2 Customized Features P. 87
Adjust the auto light sensitivity as follows:
Setting
MAX
HIGH
MID
LOW
MIN
The exterior lights come on
when the ambient light is at
Bright
Dark
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches
■ Headlight Integration with Wiper
1Headlight Integration with Wiper *
The headlights automatically come on when the wipers are used several times within
certain number of intervals while the headlight switch is in #Y .The headlights
automatically go off a few minutes after the wipers are stopped.
■ Automatic Lighting Off Feature
Controls
The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15
seconds after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF(LOCK), take the remote with
you, and close the driver's door.
If you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) with the headlight switch on, but
do not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (three minutes, if the
switch is in the #Y position).
The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver's door. If you unlock
the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the
driver's door, you will hear a lights on reminder chime.
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* Not available on all models
This feature activates while the headlights are in
#Y . The instrument panel brightness does not
change when the headlights come on.
If the ambient light is dark, the automatic lighting
control overrides this feature, and the headlights
come on whether or not the wipers cycle several
times.
1Automatic Lighting Off Feature
You can change the headlight auto off timer setting.
2 Customized Features P. 87
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluFog Lights *
Fog Lights *
When the low beam headlights are on, turn
the fog light switch on to use the fog lights.
1Fog Lights *
The fog lights go off when the headlights turn off, or
when the daytime running lights are on.
Fog Light Switch
Controls
Daytime Running Lights
The high beam headlights come on slightly dimmer than normal when the following
conditions have been met:
• The power mode is in ON.
• The headlight switch is off, or in
.
• The parking brake is released.
The lights remain on even if you set the parking brake. Setting the power mode to
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) will turn off the daytime running lights.
The high beam headlights return to the original brightness once the headlight
switch is turned on.
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers
Wipers and Washers
■ Front Wiper/Washer
1Wipers and Washers
The windshield wipers and washers can be
used when the power mode is in ON.
■ MIST
Pull to
use
washer.
Controls
Intermittent Time
Adjustment Ring
MIST
OFF
The wipers run at high speed until you release
the lever.
■ Wiper switch (OFF, INT, LO, HI)
Change the wiper switch setting according to
the amount of rain.
■ Adjusting the delay
Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper
delay.
Long delay
INT: Low speed with intermittent
LO: Low speed wipe
HI: High speed wipe
NOTICE
In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the
windshield, becoming stuck.
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage
the wipers. Use the defroster to warm the
windshield, then turn the wipers on.
If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe
interval shortens.
When the vehicle starts moving, the wipers make a
single sweep.
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s
shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become
the same.
Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.
The pump may get damaged.
Short delay
■ Washer
Sprays while you pull the lever toward you.
When you release the lever, the wipers make
two or three more sweeps before stopping.
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NOTICE
Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry.
The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber
blades will get damaged.
The wiper motor is equipped with a breaker that may
stop motor operation temporarily to prevent an
overload. Wiper operation will return to normal
within a few minutes, once the circuit has returned to
normal.
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers
■ Rear Wiper/Washer
1Wipers and Washers
The rear wiper and washer can be used when
the power mode is in ON.
■ Wiper switch (OFF, INT, ON)
Change the wiper switch setting according to
the amount of rain.
INT: Intermittent
ON: Continuous wipe
OFF
Washer
)
Sprays while you rotate the switch to this
position.
Hold it to activate the wiper and to spray the
washer. Once released, it stops operating
after a few more sweeps.
Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and set the power
mode to ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), then
remove the obstacle.
Controls
■ Washer (
If the wiper stops operating due to any obstacle such
as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe
place.
■ Operating in reverse
When you shift the transmission to (R with the front wiper activated, the rear wiper
operates automatically as follows even if its switch is off.
Front Wiper Position
Rear Wiper Operation
INT (Intermittent)
Intermittent
LO (Low speed wipe)
HI (High speed wipe)
Continuous
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluBrightness Control
Brightness Control
When the power mode is in ON, you can use
the brightness control knob to adjust
instrument panel brightness.
Brighten: Turn the knob to the right.
Dim: Turn the knob to the left.
Control Knob
Controls
You will hear a beep when the brightness
reaches minimum or maximum. The multiinformation display will return to its original
state several seconds after you adjust the
brightness.
■ Brightness level indicator
The brightness level is shown on the multiinformation display while you are adjusting it.
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1Brightness Control
Instrument panel brightness varies, depending on
whether the exterior lights are on or off. The
instrument panel dims to reduce glare when they are
on.
When it is bright outside and the headlight
integration with the wiper is activated, the
instrument panel brightness does not change.
Pressing the
display.
(SEL/RESET) knob switches the
If you turn the knob to the right until the brightness
display is up to max, a beep sound. This cancels the
reduced instrument panel brightness when the
exterior lights are on.
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluRear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button
Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button
Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror button to defog the rear window
and mirrors when the power mode is in ON.
The rear defogger and heated door mirrors
automatically switch off after 10-30 minutes
depending on the outside temperature.
However, if the outside temperature is 0°C or
below, they do not automatically switch off.
1Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button
NOTICE
When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be
careful not to damage the heating wires.
It is critical to wipe the window from side to side
along the defogger heating wires.
Controls
This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off
when the window has been defogged.
Also, do not use the system for a long period when
the engine is idling. This may weaken the battery,
making it difficult to start the engine.
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluDriving Position Memory System
Driving Position Memory System
You can store two driver’s seat and door mirror positions with the driving position
memory system.
When you unlock and open the driver’s door with a remote transmitter, the seat and
door mirrors adjust automatically to one of the two preset positions.
The multi-information display shows you which remote transmitter you used to
unlock the vehicle when you enter.
• Driver 1 transmitter is linked to memory button 1.
• Driver 2 transmitter is linked to memory button 2.
Controls
Driver 1
Driver 2
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1Driving Position Memory System
Using the multi-information display, you can disable
the automatic seat adjustment function.
2 Customized Features P. 87
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluDriving Position Memory System
■ Storing a Position in Memory
Memory
Button 1
Memory
Button 2
SET Button
1Storing a Position in Memory
■ Recalling the Stored Position
Memory
Button 1
Memory
Button 2
SET Button
After you press the SET button, the storing operation
will be canceled when:
• You do not press the memory button within five
seconds.
• You readjust the seat position before the doublebeep.
• You readjust the door mirrors.
• You set the power mode to any position except
ON.
Controls
1. Set the power mode to ON. Adjust the
driver’s seat and the door mirrors to the
desired position.
2. Press the SET button.
u You will hear a beep, and the memory
button indicator light will blink.
3. Press and hold memory button (1 or (2
within five seconds of pressing the SET
button.
u Once the seat and the door mirrors
position has been memorized, the
indicator light on the button you pressed
stays on.
1Recalling the Stored Position
1. Move the shift lever to (P .
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Press a memory button ( (1 or (2 ).
u You will hear a beep, and the indicator
light will blink.
The seat and the door mirrors will stop moving if you:
• Press the SET button, or a memory button ( (1 or
(2 ).
• Adjust the seat position.
• Adjust the door mirrors.
• Shift into any position except (P .
The seat and the door mirrors will
automatically move to the memorized
positions. When they have finished moving,
you will hear a beep, and the indicator light
stays on.
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluAdjusting the Steering Wheel
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
Controls
The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you
can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture.
1. Pull the steering wheel adjustment lever up.
To adjust
u The steering wheel adjustment lever is
under the steering column.
2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and
in or out.
u Make sure you can see the instrument
panel gauges and indicators.
3. Push the steering wheel adjustment lever
To lock
Lever
down to lock the steering wheel in position.
u After adjusting the position, make sure
you have securely locked the steering
wheel in place by trying to move it up,
down, in, and out.
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1Adjusting the Steering Wheel
3 WARNING
Adjusting the steering wheel position while
driving may cause you to lose control of the
vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.
Adjust the steering wheel only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Make any steering wheel adjustments before you
start driving.
Adjusting the Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirror
Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving
position.
■ Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Indicator
Sensor
Auto Button
Keep the inside and door mirrors clean and adjusted
for best visibility.
Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.
2 Adjusting the Seat Positions P. 136
1Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
The auto dimming function cancels when the shift
position is in (R .
Controls
When driving after dark, the automatic
dimming rearview mirror reduces the glare
from headlights behind you. Press the auto
button to turn this function on and off. When
activated, the auto indicator comes on.
1Adjusting the Mirrors
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uuAdjusting the MirrorsuPower Door Mirrors
Power Door Mirrors
You can adjust the door mirrors when the
power mode is in ON.
■ Mirror position adjustment
Adjustment
Switch
Selector
Switch
Controls
L/R selector switch: Select the left or right
mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the
switch to the center position.
Mirror position adjustment switch: Press
the switch left, right, up, or down to move the
mirror.
■ Reverse Tilt Door Mirror
Selector Switch
If activated, either side door mirror
automatically tilts downward when you put
the shift lever in (R ; this improves close-in
visibility on the selected side of the vehicle
when reversing. The mirror automatically
returns to its original position when you shift
out of (R .
To activate this feature, set the power mode
to ON, and slide the selector switch to the left
or right side.
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uuAdjusting the MirrorsuPower Door Mirrors
■ Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Inner Segment
1Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
The driver side door mirror has outer and inner
segments.
The outer segment is slightly curved to provide
a wider angle view than a standard flat mirror.
This wider view may help you check areas that
are not visible using a standard door mirror.
Do not rely on your mirrors. Always look to the side
and behind your vehicle before changing lanes.
Controls
Outer Segment
Objects visible in the outer segment of the driver side
door mirror appear smaller than objects in the rest of
the mirror. But in fact, they are closer than they
appear.
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Adjusting the Seats
Adjusting the Seat Positions
Allow sufficient
space.
Move back.
Controls
Adjust the driver's seat as far back as possible
while allowing you to maintain full control of
the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright,
well back in the seat and be able to
adequately press the pedals without leaning
forward, and grip the steering wheel
comfortably. The passenger's seat should be
adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far
back from the front airbag in the dashboard
as possible.
■ Adjusting the front power seats
1Adjusting the Seats
3 WARNING
Sitting too close to a front airbag can result
in serious injury or death if the front
airbags inflate.
Always sit as far back from the front
airbags as possible while maintaining
control of the vehicle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow
at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the
steering wheel and the chest.
Horizontal Position
Adjustment
Always make seat adjustments before driving.
Height Adjustment
(Driver’s seat only)
Lumbar Support
Adjustment
(Driver’s seat
only)
Seat-back Angle
Adjustment
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions
■ Adjusting the Seat-Backs
1Adjusting the Seat-Backs
Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable,
upright position, leaving ample space
between your chest and the airbag cover in
the center of the steering wheel.
Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the
occupant's chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the
chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a
seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.
Reclining the seat-back too far can result in
serious injury or death in a crash.
Adjust the seat-back to an upright position,
and sit well back in the seat.
Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the
seat-back and your back. Doing so may interfere with
proper seat belt or airbag operation.
Controls
The front seat passenger should also adjust
their seat-back to a comfortable, upright
position.
3 WARNING
If you cannot get far enough away from the steering
wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend
that you investigate whether some type of adaptive
equipment may help.
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions
■ Adjusting the Head Restraints
1Adjusting the Head Restraints
Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints
in all seating positions.
Controls
Position head in the center
of the head restraint.
Head restraints are most effective for
protection against whiplash and other rearimpact crash injuries when the center of the
back of the occupant's head rests against the
center of the restraint. The tops of the
occupant's ears should be level with the
center height of the restraint.
■ Adjusting the front and rear outer head restraint positions
To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward.
To lower the head restraint: Push it down
while pressing the release button.
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3 WARNING
Improperly positioning head restraints
reduces their effectiveness and increases
the likelihood of serious injury in a crash.
Make sure head restraints are in place and
positioned properly before driving.
For the head restraint system to work properly:
• Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or
from the restraint legs.
• Do not place any object between an occupant and
the seat-back.
• Install each restraint in its proper location.
uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions
■ Changing the Rear Center Seat Head Restraint Position
■ Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints
Controls
A passenger sitting in a center back seating
position should adjust the height of their head
restraint to an appropriate position before the
vehicle begins moving.
To raise the head restraint:
Pull it upward.
To lower the head restraint:
Push it down while pressing the release
button.
1Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints
3 WARNING
Head restraints can be removed for cleaning or repair.
To remove a head restraint:
Pull the restraint up as far as it will go. Then push the release button, and pull the
restraint up and out.
To reinstall a head restraint:
Insert the legs back in place, then adjust the head restraint to an appropriate height
while pressing the release button. Pull up on the restraint to make sure it is locked
in position.
Failure to reinstall, or correctly reinstall, the
head restraints can result in severe injury
during a crash.
Always replace the head restraints before
driving.
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuAdjusting the Seat Positions
■ Maintain a Proper Sitting Position
1Maintain a Proper Sitting Position
After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their
seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their
seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is safely parked and the engine is
off.
Controls
Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash. For example, if
an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or
sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly
increased.
In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or
fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an
inflating front airbag.
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3 WARNING
Sitting improperly or out of position can
result in serious injury or death in a crash.
Always sit upright, well back in the seat,
with your feet on the floor.
uuAdjusting the SeatsuRear Seats
Rear Seats
■ Folding Down the Rear Seats
1Folding Down the Rear Seats
Separately fold down the left and right halves of the rear seat to make room for
cargo.
■ To fold down the seat
1. Store the center seat belt first. Insert the latch plate into the slot on the side of the
anchor buckle.
2. Retract the seat belt into the holder on the ceiling.
3. Lower the center head restraint to its lowest position. Put the armrest back into
the seat-back.
When you fold down one side of the rear seats and
use the non-recessed part of the cargo area, make
sure to secure the cargo. Loose items can fly forward
and cause injury if you have to brake hard.
The front seats must be far enough forward so they
do not interfere with the rear seats as they fold
down.
Make sure all items in the cargo area or items
extending to the rear seats are properly
secured. Loose items can fly forward if you have
to brake hard.
From the rear door side
4. Pull the release lever.
Controls
2 Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor P. 34
Remove any items from the rear seat cushion and
floor before you fold down the rear seat.
Pull
From the cargo area side
4. Pull the release lever.
Lever
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uuAdjusting the SeatsuArmrest
■ To return the seat to the original
position
Pull up the seat-back in the upright position.
Controls
Armrest
■ Using the Rear Seat Armrest
Pull down the armrest in the center seat-back.
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1To return the seat to the original position
Make sure the seat-back, head restraints and seat
cushion are securely latched back into place before
driving. Also, make sure all rear shoulder belts are
positioned in front of the seat-back, and the center
shoulder belt is re-positioned in the holding slot.
Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items
Interior Lights
■ Interior Light Switches
1Interior Light Switches
■ ON
Front
Door Activated
Position
Off
On
Off
Door Activated Position
■ Map Lights
The map lights can be turned on and off by
pressing the
button.
You can change the interior lights dimming time.
2 Customized Features P. 87
Controls
On
Rear
The interior lights come on regardless of
whether the doors are open or closed.
■ Door activated
The interior lights come on in the following
situations:
• When any of the doors are opened.
• You unlock the driver's door.
• When the power mode is set to VEHICLE
OFF (LOCK).
■ OFF
The interior lights remain off regardless of
whether the doors are open or closed.
In the door activated position, the interior lights fade
out and go off about 30 seconds after the doors are
closed.
The lights go off after 30 seconds in the following
situations:
• When you unlock the driver's door but do not open
it.
• When you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
(LOCK) but do not open a door.
The interior lights go off immediately in the following
situations:
• When you lock the driver's door.
• When you close the driver's door in ACCESSORY
mode.
• When you set the power mode to ON.
If you leave any of the doors open in VEHICLE OFF
(LOCK) mode, the interior lights go off after about 15
minutes.
1Map Lights
When the interior light switch is in the door activated
position and any door is open, the map light will not
go off when you press the button.
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Lights
■ Cargo Area Lights
■ ON
On
Off
The light comes on when you open the
tailgate, and goes off when closed.
■ OFF
The light stays off with or without opening the
tailgate.
Controls
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
Interior Convenience Items
■ Glove Box
1Glove Box
Press the button to open the glove box. You
can lock the glove box with the built-in key.
To Lock
Glove Box
3 WARNING
An open glove box can cause serious injury
to your passenger in a crash, even if the
passenger is wearing the seat belt.
Always keep the glove box closed while
driving.
Controls
■ Removable shelf
The shelf in the glove box is detachable. To
remove it, disengage the tabs.
Shelf
Tab
The removed shelf can be stored upside down
in the glove box.
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Console Compartment
Pull the handle to open the console
compartment.
Controls
Slide the lid using the release knob to open or
close the console compartment.
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Beverage Holders
1Beverage Holders
NOTICE
■ Front seat beverage holders
Are located in the console between the front
seats.
Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting,
and electrical components in the interior.
Be careful when you are using the beverage holders.
Hot liquid can scald you.
Controls
■ Rear seat beverage holders
Fold the armrest down to use the rear seat
beverage holders.
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Accessory Power Sockets
1Accessory Power Sockets
The accessory power sockets can be used when the power mode is in ACCESSORY
or ON.
■ Accessory power socket (console
compartment)
Open the cover to use it.
NOTICE
Do not insert an automotive type cigarette lighter
element.
This can overheat the power socket.
The accessory power socket is designed to supply
power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120
watts or less (10 amps).
Controls
To prevent battery drain, only use the power socket
with the engine running.
When each socket is being used simultaneously, the
combined power rating of the accessories should not
exceed 120 watts (10 amps).
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Coat Hooks
1Coat Hooks
There is a coat hook on the rear grab handle
of both sides. Pull it down to use it.
The coat hooks are not designed for large or heavy
items.
Controls
■ Cargo Hooks
Use floor cargo hooks to secure luggage in the
cargo area.
Hooks
Hooks
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uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Sunglasses Holder
1Sunglasses Holder
To open the sunglasses holder, push and
release the indent. To close, push it again until
it latches.
Push
You can store eyeglasses and other small
items in this holder.
Controls
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Keep the holder closed while driving except when
accessing stored items.
uuInterior Lights/Interior Convenience ItemsuInterior Convenience Items
■ Seat Heaters
1Seat Heaters
The power mode must be in ON to use the
seat heaters. The HI setting heats the seats
faster than the LO setting.
3 WARNING
Heat induced burns are possible when
using seat heaters.
While in HI, the heater cycles on and off.
u The appropriate indicator will be on
while the seat heater is on. Briefly press
the switch on the opposite side to turn
the heater off. The indicator will be off.
When a comfortable temperature is
reached, select LO to keep the seat
warm.
Controls
Persons with a diminished ability to sense
temperature (e.g., persons with diabetes,
lower-limb nerve damage, or paralysis) or
with sensitive skin should not use seat
heaters.
Do not use the seat heaters even in LO when the
engine is off. Under such conditions, the battery may
be weakened, making the engine difficult to start.
In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously and
does not automatically turn off.
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Climate Control System
Using Automatic Climate Control
The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select.
The system also selects the proper mix of heated or cooled air that will as quickly as
possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference.
Dashboard vents Dashboard and
floor vents
Controls
AUTO Button
Driver's Side
Temperature
Control Dial
Floor vents
Floor and
defroster vents
/
(Fan Control) Buttons
Passenger's Side
Temperature
Control Dial
(Recirculation) Button
A/C (Air Conditioning) Button
Use the system when the engine is running.
1. Press the AUTO button.
2. Adjust the interior temperature using the driver's side or passenger's side control
dial.
3. Press the
button to cancel.
■ Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes
Press the
button and switch the mode depending on environmental conditions.
Recirculation Mode (indicator on): Recirculates air from the vehicle’s interior through
the system.
Fresh Air Mode (indicator off): Maintains outside ventilation. Keep the system in
fresh air mode in normal situations.
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1Using Automatic Climate Control
If any buttons are pressed while using the climate
control system in AUTO, the function of the button
that was pressed will take priority.
The AUTO indicator will go off, but functions
unrelated to the button that was pressed will be
controlled automatically.
To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the
fan may not start immediately when the AUTO
button is pressed.
If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down
more rapidly by partially opening the windows,
turning the system on AUTO, and setting the
temperature to low. Change the fresh mode to
recirculation mode until the temperature cools down.
When you set the temperature to the lower or upper
limit, Lo or Hi is displayed.
Pressing the
button switches the climate
control system between on and off. When turned on,
the system returns to your last selection.
uuClimate Control SystemuUsing Automatic Climate Control
■ Defrosting the Windshield and Windows
1Defrosting the Windshield and Windows
Pressing the
button turns the air
conditioning system on and automatically
switches the system to fresh air mode.
Pressing the
button again to turn off, the
system returns to the previous settings.
For your safety, make sure you have a clear view
through all the windows before driving.
Do not set the temperature near the upper or lower
limit.
When cold air hits the windshield, the outside of the
windshield may fog up.
■ To rapidly defrost the windows
1. Press the
2. Press the
1To rapidly defrost the windows
button.
button.
Controls
If the side windows fog up, adjust the vents so that
the air hits the side windows.
After defrosting the windows, switch over to fresh air
mode.
If you keep the system in recirculation mode, the
windows may fog up from humidity. This impedes
visibility.
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uuClimate Control SystemuSynchronized Mode
Synchronized Mode
1Synchronized Mode
When you press the
button, the system changes
to synchronized mode.
When the system is in dual mode, the driver side
temperature and the passenger side temperature can
be set separately.
Models with navigation system
Controls
In AUTO mode, the system adjusts each temperature
based on the information of the sunlight sensor and
the sun position updated by the navigation system's
GPS.
You can set the temperature synchronously for the driver side and the passenger
side in synchronized mode.
1. Press the SYNC button.
u The system will switch to synchronized mode.
2. Adjust the temperature using driver’s side temperature control dial.
Press the SYNC button to return to dual mode.
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uuClimate Control SystemuAutomatic Climate Control Sensors
Automatic Climate Control Sensors
The automatic climate control system is
equipped with sensors. Do not cover or spill
any liquid on them.
Sensor
Controls
Sensor
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Features
This chapter describes how to operate technology features.
Audio System
About Your Audio System................ 158
USB Adapter Cable .......................... 159
Auxiliary Input Jack .......................... 159
Audio System Theft Protection ......... 160
Audio System Basic Operation ........ 161
Audio/Information Screen * .............. 162
Audio Remote Controls.................... 165
Adjusting the Sound ........................ 166
Playing the AM/FM Radio ................. 167
Playing the XM® Radio ..................... 169
Playing a CD .................................... 171
Playing an iPod ................................ 174
Playing Pandora® ............................. 177
Playing a USB Flash Drive ................. 179
Playing Bluetooth® Audio................. 182
Wallpaper Setup .............................. 184
Display Setup ................................... 186
Audio Error Messages ...................... 187
General Information on the Audio
System ............................................. 190
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Training HomeLink........................... 194
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Using HFL ........................................ 196
HFL Menus....................................... 198
Compass * .......................................... 225
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Audio System
About Your Audio System
On models with navigation system, see Navigation System Manual for operation of
the audio system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and voice commands for these
features.
The audio system features AM/FM radio and the XM® Radio service. It can also play
audio CDs, WMA/MP3/AAC files, iPod, iPhone, USB flash drives, and Bluetooth®
devices.
You can operate the audio system from the buttons and switches on the panel, or
the remote controls on the steering wheel.
XM® Radio is available on a subscription basis only.
For more information on XM® Radio, contact a
dealer.
2 General Information on the Audio System
P. 190
XM® Radio is available in the United States and
Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
XM® is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
Features
Video CDs, DVDs, and 3-inch (8-cm) mini CDs are not
supported.
iPod®
USB Flash
Drive
Remote Control
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1About Your Audio System
iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc.
State or local laws may prohibit the operation of
handheld electronic devices while operating a
vehicle.
uuAudio SystemuUSB Adapter Cable
USB Adapter Cable
1. Unclip the USB connector and loosen the
adapter cable.
2. Install the iPod dock connector or the USB
flash drive to the USB connector.
1USB Adapter Cable
• Do not leave the iPod or USB flash drive in the
•
•
•
•
Use the jack to connect standard audio devices.
1. Open the AUX cover.
2. Connect a standard audio device to the
input jack using a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo
miniplug.
u The audio system automatically switches
to the AUX mode.
•
If the audio system does not recognize the iPod, try
reconnecting it a few times or reboot the device. To
reboot, follow the manufacturer's instructions
provided with the iPod or visit www.apple.com/ipod.
Features
Auxiliary Input Jack
vehicle. Direct sunlight and high temperatures may
damage it.
Do not use an extension cable with the USB
adapter cable.
Do not connect the iPod or USB flash drive using a
hub.
Do not use a device such as a card reader or hard
disk drive, as the device or your files may be
damaged.
We recommend backing up your data before using
the device in your vehicle.
Displayed messages may vary depending on the
device model and software version.
1Auxiliary Input Jack
To switch the mode, press any of the audio mode
buttons. You can return to the AUX mode by
pressing the AUX button.
You cannot use the auxiliary input jack if you replace
the audio system.
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uuAudio SystemuAudio System Theft Protection
Audio System Theft Protection
The audio system is disabled when it is disconnected from the power source, such as
when the battery is disconnected or goes dead.
■ Reactivating the audio system
Features
1. Set the power mode to ON, and turn on the audio system.
u If you set the power mode to ACCESSORY, you will be requested to enter the
audio security code. See step 3.
2. Press and hold the power button again for more than two seconds.
u The audio system is reactivated when the system’s control unit recognizes that
the system is in your vehicle.
If the control unit fails to recognize, ENTER CODE appears on the audio/
information screen.
3. Enter the audio security code using the preset buttons. If you enter an incorrect
digit, continue to the last digit, then try again. If you do not enter the code
correctly after 10 tries, leave the system for one hour before trying again, or visit
a dealer to have the system reset.
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1Audio System Theft Protection
Find the audio system's security code and serial
number label in your owner’s manual kit.
We recommend that you write down the serial
number in this owner’s manual.
Do not store the label in your vehicle. If you lose the
label, you must first retrieve the serial number, and
then obtain the code.
You can find out about your serial number and
security code from a dealer.
U.S. models
You can register the security code at Acura Owners
(owners.acura.com.), and find information on how to
retrieve the serial number and obtain the code at
radio-navicode.acura.com.
Audio System Basic Operation
To use the audio system function, the power mode must be in ACCESSORY or ON.
Use the selector knob or SETUP button to
access some audio functions.
These indications are used to show how to operate
the selector knob.
Rotate
BACK
Button
Button
1Audio System Basic Operation
SETUP
Button
Press
to switch between the normal and
extended display for some functions.
to select.
to enter.
Press the MODE, (+ , (- , 3 or 4 button on the
steering wheel to change any audio setting.
2 Audio Remote Controls P. 165
Selector
Knob
Menu Display
Press
Setup Menu Items
2 Radio Data System (RDS) P. 168
2 Adjusting the Sound P. 166
2 How to Select a Play Mode P. 173
2 To pause or resume a file P. 183
2 Setting the Clock P. 96
Features
Selector knob: Rotate left or right to scroll
through the available choices. Press
to set
your selection.
SETUP button: Press to select any mode such
as the RDS Information, Sound Settings, Play
Mode, Resume/Pause, or Adjust Clock.
BACK button: Press to go back to the
previous display.
button: Press to change the audio/
information screen brightness. The brightness
can be set differently for the day time and
night time.
Press once for the day time mode.
Press twice for the night time mode.
Adjust the brightness using
.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen *
Models without navigation system
Audio/Information Screen *
Displays audio status and wallpaper. It allows you to go to various setup options.
■ Switching the Display
Press DISPLAY button. Rotate
modes. Press .
and select the mode from the three display
Features
DISPLAY
Button
Selector Knob
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen *
■ Audio Display
Shows the current audio information.
2 Audio System Basic Operation P. 161
■ Wallpaper
Shows a clock screen or an image you import.
2 Wallpaper Setup P. 184
■ Minimum Display
■ Setting Options
Features
Minimizes the display by only showing the compass, audio status, and clock on the
display.
1. Press SETUP button.
2. Rotate
and select the setup option you
want to change. Press .
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio/Information Screen *
■ Language Selection
1. Rotate
to select Language Selection,
then press .
2. Rotate
to select the language, then
press .
Features
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuAudio Remote Controls
Audio Remote Controls
Allows you to operate the audio system while driving.
MODE Button
MODE Button
Cycles through the audio modes as follows:
FM1 FM2 AM XM1 XM2 CD AUX
VOL
(Volume)
Button
CH
(Channel)
Button
VOL Button
Press 3 : Increases the volume.
Press 4 : Decreases the volume.
The CD mode appears only when a CD is loaded.
When in the AUX mode, the following are operable
from the remote controls:
• iPod/USB flash drive connected to the USB adapter
cable
• Bluetooth® Audio (with some phones only)
Features
CH Button
• When listening to the radio
Press (+ : Selects the next preset radio station.
Press (- : Selects the previous preset radio station.
Press and hold (+ : Selects the next strong station.
Press and hold (- : Selects the previous strong station.
• When listening to a CD, iPod, USB flash drive, or Bluetooth® Audio
Press (+ : Skips to the next song.
Press (- : Goes back to the beginning of the current or previous song.
• When listening to a CD or USB flash drive
Press and hold (+ : Skips to the next folder.
Press and hold (- : Goes back to the previous folder.
• When listening to Pandora® *
Press (+ : Skips to the next song.
Press and hold (+ : Selects the next station.
Press and hold (- : Selects the previous station.
1Audio Remote Controls
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuAdjusting the Sound
Adjusting the Sound
SETUP Button
Press the SETUP button, and rotate
to
select Sound Settings, then press . Rotate
to scroll through the following choices:
Selector Knob
Bass
Features
Treble
Fader
Balance
Subwoofer
Treble is selectable.
Speed-sensitive
Volume
Compensation
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1Adjusting the Sound
The SVC has four modes: OFF, LOW, MID, and
HIGH.
SVC adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle
speed. As you go faster, audio volume increases. As
you slow down, audio volume decreases.
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying the AM/FM Radio
Playing the AM/FM Radio
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
CATEGORY Bar
Press either side to display and
select an RDS category.
Preset Buttons (1-6)
To store a station:
1. Tune to the selected station.
2. Pick a preset button and hold it
until you hear a beep.
To listen to a stored station, select a
band, then press the preset button.
FM/AM Button
Press to select a band.
SCAN Button
Press to sample each of the strongest
stations on the selected band for 10
seconds. To turn off scan, press the
button again.
BACK Buttons
Press to go back to the previous
display.
A.SEL (Auto Select) Button
Press to scan both bands and store
the strongest station in each
preset.To turn off auto select, press
the button again. This restores the
presets you originally set.
Selector Knob
Press and turn to tune the radio
frequency.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
Features
SKIP Bar
Press to search up and down the
selected band for a station with a
strong signal.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying the AM/FM Radio
■ Radio Data System (RDS)
1Playing the AM/FM Radio
Provides text data information related to your selected RDS capable FM station.
■ RDS information
1. Press the SETUP button and rotate
to
select RDS Information.
2. Each time you press , the RDS
Information switches between on and off.
Switching the Audio Mode
Pressing the MODE button on the steering wheel.
2 Audio Remote Controls P. 165
You can store six AM stations and twelve FM stations
into the preset button memory. FM1 and FM2 let you
store six stations each.
Features
A.SEL function scans and stores up to six AM stations
and twelve FM stations with a strong signal into the
preset button memory.
■ To find an RDS station from your selected program category
RDS Category
1. Press the CATEGORY bar to display and
select an RDS category.
2. Use SKIP or SCAN to select an RDS station.
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The ST indicator appears on the display indicating
stereo FM broadcasts.
Stereo reproduction in AM is not available.
If you do not like the stations auto select has stored,
you can manually store your preferred frequencies.
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying the XM® Radio
Playing the XM® Radio
Preset Buttons (1-6)
To store a channel:
1. Tune to the selected channel.
2. Pick a preset button and hold it
until you hear a beep.
To listen to a stored channel, select
XM, then press the preset button.
(XM®) Button
Press to select XM® Radio.
CATEGORY Bar
Press either side to display and select
an XM® Radio category.
Features
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
SKIP Bar
Press
or
to the
previous or next channel.
SCAN Button
Press to sample all channels (in the
channel mode), or channels within a
category (in the category mode).
Each sampling continues for a few
seconds. Press SCAN again to cancel
scanning and continue listening to the
channel.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
BACK Button
Press to go back to the previous
display.
Selector Knob
Press and turn to select channels.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying the XM® Radio
■ To Play the XM® Radio
1Playing the XM® Radio
1. Press the
button to select the XM® radio band (XM1 or XM2).
2. Press the SETUP button, rotate
to select XM Mode, and press . Rotate
to select Channel Mode or Category Mode, then press .
3. Select a channel using the TUNE ( ), SKIP, CATEGORY, SCAN, or Preset
buttons.
■ To Select a Channel from a List
Features
1. Press
to display a channel list.
2. Rotate
to select a channel, then press
.
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In the channel mode, all available channels are
selectable. In the category mode, you can select a
channel within a category (Jazz, Rock, Classical,
etc.).
You can store twelve XM® stations in the preset
buttons. XM1 and XM2 let you store six stations
each.
There may be instances when XM® Radio does not
broadcast all the data fields (artist name, title). This
does not indicate a problem with your audio system.
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD
Playing a CD
Your audio system supports audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs in either MP3, WMA, or
AAC format. With the CD loaded, press the CD button.
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
CD Slot
Insert a CD about halfway into the
CD slot.
Features
SCAN Button
You will get a 10-second sampling of
each song.
● Press to sample all tracks on the CD
(all files in the current folder in MP3,
WMA, or AAC).
● Press and hold to sample the first file
in each of the main folders (MP3,
WMA, or AAC).
● To turn off scan, press the button.
CD Button
Press to play a CD.
SKIP Bar
Press
or
to change tracks
(files in MP3, WMA, or AAC).
Press and hold to move rapidly
within a track/file.
(CD Eject) Button
Press to eject a CD.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
CATEGORY Bar
Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and
(- to skip to the beginning of the
previous folder in MP3, WMA, or AAC.
Selector Knob
Turn to change tracks/files.
Press and turn to select an item,
then press to set your selection.
BACK Button
Press to go back to the previous display.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD
■ How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob
(MP3/WMA)
NOTICE
1. Press
to switch the display to a folder list.
2. Rotate
to select a folder.
3. Press
to change the display to a list of
files in that folder.
4. Rotate
to select a file, then press .
Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can
cause the CD to jam in the unit.
WMA files protected by digital rights management
(DRM) cannot be played.
The audio system displays Unplayable File, then
skips to the next file.
Features
Text data appears on the display under the following
circumstances:
• When you select a new folder, file, or track.
• When you change the audio mode to CD.
• When you insert a CD.
Folder Selection
If you eject the CD but do not remove it from the slot,
the system reloads the CD automatically after several
seconds.
Track Selection
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1Playing a CD
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a CD
■ How to Select a Play Mode
1How to Select a Play Mode
You can select repeat and random modes when playing a track or file.
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press
.
3. Rotate
to select a mode, then press .
Play Mode Menu Items
Normal Play
Repeat One Track: Repeats the current track/file(s).
Random All: Plays all tracks/files in random order.
Features
Play Mode
Items
Press the BACK button to go back to the previous
display, and press the SETUP button to cancel this
setting mode.
■ To turn off a play mode
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press .
3. Rotate
to select Normal Play, then press .
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying an iPod
Playing an iPod
Connect the iPod using your dock connector to the USB adapter cable, then press
the AUX button.
2 USB Adapter Cable P. 159
USB Indicator
Comes on when an iPod is
connected.
Album Art
Features
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
AUX Button
Press to select iPod (if connected).
SKIP Bar
Press
or
to change songs.
Press and hold to move rapidly
within a song.
BACK Button
Press to go back to the previous
display.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
Selector Knob
Press and turn to select an item,
then press to set your selection.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying an iPod
■ How to Select a File from the iPod Menu
1Playing an iPod
1. Press
to display the iPod menu.
2. Rotate
to select a menu.
3. Press
to display the items on that menu.
4. Rotate
to select an item, then press .
If there is a problem, you may see an error message
on the audio/information screen.
2 iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 188
Features
iPod® Menu
Available operating functions vary on models or
versions. Some functions may not be available on the
vehicle's audio system.
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uuAudio System Basic Operationu
■ How to Select a Play Mode
1How to Select a Play Mode
You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a file.
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press
.
3. Rotate
to select a mode, then press .
Features
Play Mode
Items
■ To turn off a play mode
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press .
3. Rotate
to select Normal Play, then press .
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Play Mode Menu Items
Shuffle Off: Turns off the shuffle mode.
Shuffle: Plays all available files in a selected list
(playlists, artists, albums, songs, genres, or
composers) in random order.
Shuffle Albums: Plays all available albums in a
selected list (playlists, artists, albums, songs, genres,
or composers) in random order.
Repeat Off: Turns off the repeat mode.
Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file.
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Pandora®
U.S. models
iPhone use only
Playing Pandora®
Activate Pandora®, and connect the iPhone using your dock connector to the USB
adapter cable, then press the AUX button.
2 USB Adapter Cable P. 159
Rating Icon
Album Art
AUX Button
Press to select iPhone (if connected
when the Pandora® application is
activated).
CATEGORY Bar
Press (+ to the next station.
Press (- to the previous station.
SKIP Bar
Press
to skip a song.
Features
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
Selector Knob
Press to enter PANDORA MENU.
Press and turn to select an item, then
press to set your selection.
BACK Button
Press to go back to the previous
display.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Pandora®
■ Pandora® Menu
1Playing Pandora®
You can operate some of the Pandora menu items from your vehicle’s audio system.
The available items are:
• Station List (QuickMix is also available)
• Like
• Dislike
• Resume/Pause
• SKIP
• Bookmark this song
• Bookmark this artist
Pandora® is a personalized Internet radio service that
selects music based on an artist, song, or genre a user
enters, and streams what is likely to be of interest.
To use this service in your vehicle, the Pandora® app
must first be installed on your iPhone. Visit
www.pandora.com. for more information.
If you cannot operate Pandora® through the audio
system, it may be streaming through Bluetooth®
Audio. Make sure Pandora® mode on your audio
system is selected.
Features
■ Operating a menu item
1. Press
to display the PANDORA MENU.
2. Rotate
to select a menu.
3. Press
to display the items on that menu.
1Pandora® Menu
Available operating functions vary on software
versions. Some functions may not be available on the
vehicle's audio system.
If there is a problem, you may see an error message
on the audio/information screen.
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You can skip the song or select Dislike only a
predetermined number of times in an hour.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive
Playing a USB Flash Drive
Your audio system reads and plays sound files on a USB flash drive in either MP3,
WMA or AAC*1 format.
Connect your USB flash drive to the USB adapter cable, then press the AUX button.
2 USB Adapter Cable P. 159
USB Indicator
Comes on when a USB flash drive
is connected.
SCAN Button
You will get a 10-second sampling of
each file.
● Press to sample all files in the
current folder. To turn off scan,
press the button.
● Press and hold to sample the first file
in each of the main folders. To turn
off scan, press and hold the button.
Features
VOL/
(Power/volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio system on
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.
AUX Button
Press to select USB flash drive
(if connected).
CATEGORY Bar
Press (+ to skip to the next folder, and
(- to skip to the beginning of the
previous folder.
SKIP Bar
Press
or
to change files.
Press and hold to move rapidly within
a file.
SETUP Button
Press to display menu items.
Selector Knob
Press and turn to select an item, then
press to set your selection.
BACK Button
Press to go back to the previous display.
*1:Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes® are playable on this unit.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive
■ How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob
1. Press
to switch the display to a folder list.
2. Rotate
to select a folder.
3. Press
to change the display to a list of
files in that folder.
4. Rotate
to select a file, then press .
Use the recommended USB flash drives.
2 General Information on the Audio System
P. 190
Files in WMA format protected by digital rights
management (DRM) are not played.
The audio system displays Unplayable File, and then
skips to the next file.
If there is a problem, you may see an error message
on the audio/information screen.
2 iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 188
Features
Folder Selection
Track Selection
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1Playing a USB Flash Drive
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying a USB Flash Drive
■ How to Select a Play Mode
1How to Select a Play Mode
You can select repeat and random modes when playing a file.
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press
.
3. Rotate
to select a mode, then press .
Features
Play Mode
Items
Play Mode Menu Items
Normal Play
Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file.
Repeat One Folder: Repeats all files in the current
folder.
Random in Folder: Plays all files in the current folder
in random order.
Random All: Plays all files in random order.
■ To turn off a play mode
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Play Mode, then press .
3. Rotate
to select Normal Play, then press .
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Bluetooth® Audio
Playing Bluetooth® Audio
Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth®-compatible
phone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and linked to the vehicle's
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system.
2 Phone Setup P. 203
Bluetooth Indicator
Comes on when
your phone is
connected to HFL.
Features
VOL/
(Power/
volume) Knob
Press to turn the audio
system on and off.
Turn to adjust the
volume.
AUX Button
Press to select
Bluetooth® Audio.
to
SETUP Button
Press to display
menu items.
Selector Knob
Press to display the
device’s name.
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Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming
audio capabilities are compatible with the system.
For a list of compatible phones:
• U.S.: Visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or call
1-888-528-7876.
• Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call
1-888-528-7876.
In some states, it may be illegal to perform some data
device functions while driving.
If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system,
there will be a delay before the system begins to play.
SKIP Bar
Press
or
change files.
Preset 1 Button
Press to switch the
mode between
pause and resume.
1Playing Bluetooth® Audio
uuAudio System Basic OperationuPlaying Bluetooth® Audio
■ To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files
1To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files
1. Make sure that your phone is paired and
linked to HFL.
2. Press the AUX button.
If the phone is not recognized, another HFLcompatible phone, which is not compatible
for Bluetooth® Audio, may be already linked.
To play the audio files, you may need to operate your
phone. If so, follow the phone maker's operating
instructions.
The pause function may not be available on some
phones.
If any audio device is connected to the auxiliary input
jack, you may need to press the AUX button
repeatedly to select the Bluetooth® Audio system.
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Resume/Pause, then press .
Each time you press , the setting switches between Pause and Resume.
■ Switching to HFL
Features
Switching to another mode pauses the music playing
from your phone.
■ To pause or resume a file
1Switching to HFL
Press the
(pick-up) button on the steering
wheel to receive a call when Bluetooth® Audio
is playing.
If you receive a call while Bluetooth® Audio is in the
pause mode, it will resume play after ending the call.
2 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® P. 196
Button
Button
Press the
(hang-up) button to end the call
and return to Bluetooth® Audio.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuWallpaper Setup
Wallpaper Setup
You can change, store, and delete the wallpaper on the audio/information screen.
1Wallpaper Setup
• When importing wallpaper files, the image must be
Models with navigation system
See the navigation system manual for how to change the wallpaper.
•
■ Import Wallpaper
You can import up to three images, one at a time, for wallpaper from a USB flash
drive.
1. Connect the USB flash drive to the adapter
cable.
2 USB Adapter Cable P. 159
Features
2. Press the SETUP button.
3. Rotate
to select Display Setup, then
press .
4. Rotate
to select Wallpaper, then press
.
5. Rotate
to select Import, then press .
6. Rotate
to select a desired picture, then
press .
7. The preview of the imported data is
displayed.
8. Press
to save the data.
u The confirmation message will appear.
Then the display will return to the import
wallpaper list.
9. Rotate
to select the place to save the
data, then press .
u The confirmation message will appear.
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•
•
•
in the USB flash drive’s root directory.
Images in a folder cannot be imported.
The file format of the image that can be imported
is BMP (bmp) or JPEG (jpg).
Images between 1,680 x 936 (display's maximum
image size) and 420 x 234 pixels in size can be
displayed in full screen.
The number of files that can be selected is up to
255.
Up to 64 characters can be displayed in the file
name.
If the USB flash drive does not have any pictures, No
compatible images were found. See Owner's
Manual. will appear.
uuAudio System Basic OperationuWallpaper Setup
■ Select Wallpaper
1. Rotate
to select Select on the wallpaper setup menu, then press .
u The screen will change to the wallpaper list.
2. Rotate
to select desired wallpaper and press .
u The confirmation message will appear. Then the display will return to the
wallpaper setup menu.
■ Delete Wallpaper
.
Features
1. Rotate
to select Delete on the wallpaper setup menu, then press
u The screen will change to the delete wallpaper list.
2. Rotate
to select wallpaper that you want to delete and press .
u The confirmation message will appear.
3. Rotate
to select OK, then press
to delete completely.
u The confirmation message will appear.
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uuAudio System Basic OperationuDisplay Setup
Display Setup
You can change brightness or color theme on the audio/information screen.
■ Brightness
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Display Setup, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select Brightness, then press
.
4. Rotate
to adjust the setting.
Features
■ Color Theme
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Rotate
to select Display Setup, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select Color Theme, then
press . Rotate
to setting you want,
then press .
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Audio Error Messages
CD Player
If a disc error occurs, you may see the following error messages.
Error Message
Unplayable File
Bad Disc Please check
owners manual. Push Eject
Cause
Solution
Track/file format not supported
●
Current track/file will be skipped. The next supported track/file
plays automatically.
●
Press the
(eject) button and remove the disc, and check that the
error message is cleared.
Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed, and insert the
disc again.
Mechanical error
●
Mecha Error
2 Protecting CDs P. 192
●
Servo error
●
●
Check Disc
Disc error
●
Features
Bad Disc Please check
owners manual.
If the error message reappears, press the
button, and pull out
the disc.
Insert a different disc.
If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc.
If the error message repeats, or the disc cannot be removed,
contact a dealer.
Do not try to force the disc out of the player.
Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed.
2 Protecting CDs P. 192
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uuAudio Error MessagesuiPod/USB Flash Drive
iPod/USB Flash Drive
If an error occurs while playing an iPod or USB flash drive, you may see the following
error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer.
Error Message
USB Error
Solution
Appears when there is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Check if the device is compatible with the
USB adapter unit.
Bad USB Device Please Check Appears when an incompatible device is connected. Disconnect the device. Then turn the audio system
Owners Manual.
off, and turn it on again. Do not reconnect the device that caused the error.
Features
No Song
Appears when the iPod is empty. Check that compatible files are stored on the device.
Unsupported Ver
Appears when an unsupported iPod is connected. If it appears when a supported iPod is connected,
update the iPod software to the newer version.
Retry Connection
Appears when the system does not acknowledge the iPod. Reconnect the iPod.
Unplayable File
Appears when the files in the USB flash drive are DRM or an unsupported format. This error message
appears for about 3 seconds, then plays the next song.
No Data
Appears when the USB flash drive is empty or there are no MP3, WMA, or AAC files in the USB flash
drive. Check that compatible files are stored on the device.
Unsupported
Appears when an unsupported device is connected. If it appears when a supported device is
connected, reconnect the device.
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uuAudio Error MessagesuPandora®
U.S. models
Pandora®
If an error occurs while playing Pandora®, you may see the following error messages.
If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer.
Error Message
Solution
Appears when there is no station list on the device. Use the device to create a station.
PANDORA Requires Update
Appears when Pandora version is not supported. Please update the device application.
PANDORA Unavailable
Appears when Pandora is performing system maintenance. Try again later.
PANDORA Cannot Connect
Appears when Pandora is unable to play music. Check your device.
PANDORA Loading...
Appears when Pandora is loading.
Features
PANDORA No Station
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General Information on the Audio System
XM® Radio Service
■ Subscribing to XM® Radio
1Subscribing to XM® Radio
1. You need your radio ID ready before registering for subscription. To see the ID in
the display: Turn the selector knob until 0 appears.
2. Have your radio ID and credit card number ready, and either call or visit the XM®
website to subscribe.
■ Receiving XM® Radio
1Receiving XM® Radio
Press the
(XM®) button and stay in this mode for about 30 minutes until the
service is activated. Make sure your vehicle is in an open area with good reception.
Features
■ XM® Radio Display Messages
Loading...:
XM® is loading the audio or program information.
Channel Off Air:
The channel is not currently broadcasting.
Channel Not Authorized:
XM® radio is receiving information update from the network.
No Signal:
The signal is too weak in the current location.
--------:
No such channel exists, the channel is not part of your subscription, or the artist or
title information is unavailable.
Check Antenna:
There is a problem with the XM® antenna. Contact a dealer.
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Contact Information for XM® Radio:
US: XM® Radio at www.siriusxm.com or
(800) 852-9696
Canada: XM® Canada at www.xmradio.ca, or
(877) 209-0079
The XM® satellites are in orbit over the equator;
therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause
satellite reception interruptions. Satellite signals are
more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and
mountains the farther north you travel from the
equator.
You may experience reception problems under the
following circumstances:
• In a location with an obstruction to the south of
your vehicle.
• In tunnels
• On the lower level of a multi-tiered road
• Large items carried on the roof rack
uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuRecommended CDs
Recommended CDs
• Use only high-quality CD-R or CD-RW discs labeled for audio use.
• Use only CD-R or CD-RW discs on which the recordings are closed.
• Play only standard round-shaped CDs.
1Recommended CDs
A Dual-disc cannot play on this audio unit. If recorded
under certain conditions, a CD-R or CD-RW may not
play either.
The CD packages or jackets should have one of these marks.
■ CDs with MP3, WMA or AAC files
Features
• Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display.
• Some versions of MP3, WMA or AAC formats may be unsupported.
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uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuRecommended CDs
■ Protecting CDs
1Protecting CDs
Follow these precautions when handling or storing CDs:
• Store a CD in its case when it is not being played.
• When wiping a CD, use a soft clean cloth from the center to the outside edge.
• Handle a CD by its edge. Never touch either surface.
• Never insert foreign objects into the CD player.
• Keep CDs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat.
• Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the CD.
• Avoid fingerprints, liquids, and felt-tip pens on the CD.
NOTICE
Do not insert a damaged CD. It may be stuck inside
and damage the audio unit.
Examples:
●
Bubbled, wrinkled, labeled, and
excessively thick CDs
Bubbled/
Wrinkled
With Label/
Sticker
Features
Sealed
●
●
With Plastic Ring
● Poor quality
Damaged CDs
CDs
Chipped/
Cracked
Small CDs
3-inch (8-cm) CD
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Using
Printer Label
Kit
Warped
Burrs
uuGeneral Information on the Audio SystemuCompatible iPod, iPhone, and USB Flash Drives
Compatible iPod, iPhone, and USB Flash Drives
■ iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility
1iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility
Model
iPod (5th generation)
iPod classic 80GB/160GB (launch in 2007)
iPod classic 120GB (launch in 2008)
iPod classic 160GB (launch in 2009)
iPod nano (1st to 6th generation*) *launch in 2010
iPod touch (1st to 4th generation*) *launch in 2010
iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPhone 4S
■ USB Flash Drives
1USB Flash Drives
Use a recommended USB flash drive of 256 MB or higher.
Some digital audio players may not be compatible.
Some USB flash drives (e.g., a device with security lockout) may not work.
Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display.
Some versions of MP3, WMA, or AAC formats may be unsupported.
Files on the USB flash drive are played in their stored
order. This order may be different from the order
displayed on your PC or device.
Features
•
•
•
•
•
This system may not work with all software versions
of these devices.
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HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver can be programmed to operate up to three
remote controlled devices around your home, such as garage doors, lighting, or
home security systems.
■ Important Safety Precautions
Refer to the safety information that comes with your garage door opener to test that
the safety features are functioning properly. If you do not have the safety
information, contact the manufacturer.
Before programming HomeLink, make sure that people and objects are out of the
way of the garage or gate to prevent potential injury or damage.
Features
When programming a garage door opener, park just outside the garage door’s
path.
Training HomeLink
Red Indicator
If you have not trained any of the buttons in
HomeLink before, you should erase any
previously learned codes. To do this:
• Press and hold the two outside buttons for
about 20 seconds, until the red indicator
blinks. Release the buttons, and proceed to
step 1.
• If you are training the second or third
button, go directly to step 1.
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1HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson
Controls., Inc.
Before programming HomeLink to operate a garage
door opener, confirm that the opener has an external
entrapment protection system, such as an “electronic
eye,” or other safety and reverse stop features. If it
does not, HomeLink may not be able to operate it.
uuHomeLink® Universal TransceiveruTraining HomeLink
■ Training a Button
1Training HomeLink
1. Position the remote transmitter you wish to link 1 to 3 inches (3 - 8 cm) from the
HomeLink button you want to program.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button and the button on
the remote transmitter. Does the HomeLink indicator (LED)
blink after 10 secs?
NO
YES
Retraining a Button
If you want to retrain a programmed button for a
new device, you do not have to erase all button
memory. You can replace the existing memory code
using this procedure:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button
until the HomeLink indicator begins to blink.
NO
Standard transmitter
YES
YES
a. Press and hold the remote and the HomeLink
button at the same time. Then, while
continuing to hold the HomeLink button,
press and release the button on the remote
every 2 secs.
Does the LED blink within 20 secs?
NO
4. Press and hold the HomeLink button again.
Training
Complete
HomeLink LED
is on.
5. Press and hold the HomeLink
button again.
The remote-controlled device
should operate.
Training Complete
HomeLink indicator blinks for 2 secs,
then remains on.
a. The remote has a rolling code. Press the
“learn” button on the remote-controlled
device (e.g. garage door opener).
Indicator remains on
for about 25 secs.
Rolling code transmitter
Indicator blinks rapidly for
2 secs, then remains on for
about 23 secs.
2. Continue to hold the HomeLink button and
follow steps 1 - 3 under “Training a Button.”
Features
3. Press and hold the
programmed HomeLink
button for about a sec.
Does the device (garage
door opener) work?
Erasing Codes
To erase all the codes, press and hold the two outside
buttons until the HomeLink indicator begins to blink
(about 10 to 20 secs). You should erase all codes
before selling the vehicle.
If you have any problems, see the device’s
instructions, visit www.homelink.com, or call
HomeLink at (800) 355-3515.
b. Within 30 secs, press and hold the
programmed HomeLink button for 2 secs.
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Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Models with navigation system
1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
For models with navigation system, see Navigation System Manual for how to
operate Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.
Models without navigation system
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) allows you to place and receive phone calls using
your vehicle's audio system, without handling your cell phone.
Using HFL
Voice control tips
• Aim the vents away from the ceiling and close the
■ HFL Buttons
Features
Volume up
Microphone
Pick-up Button
Hang-up Button
Volume down
Talk Button
Back Button
PHONE Button
Selector Knob
(Pick-up) button: Press to go directly to the Phone screen or to answer an
incoming call.
(Hang-up) button: Press to end a call.
(Talk) button: Press to call a number with a stored voice tag.
(Back) button: Press to cancel a command.
PHONE button: Press to go directly to the Phone screen.
Selector knob: Rotate
to select an item on the screen, then press
.
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To use HFL, you need a Bluetooth-compatible cell
phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing
procedures, and special feature capabilities:
• U.S.: Visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or call
1-888-528-7876.
• Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call
1-888-528-7876.
windows, as noise coming from them may interfere
with the microphone.
• Press and release the
button when you want to
call a number using a stored voice tag. Speak
clearly and naturally after a beep.
• If the microphone picks up voices other than yours,
the command may be misinterpreted.
• To change the volume level, use the audio system's
volume knob or the remote audio controls on the
steering wheel.
State or local laws may prohibit the operation of
handheld electronic devices while operating a
vehicle.
uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uUsing HFL
■ HFL Status Display
Bluetooth Indicator
Comes on when your
phone is connected to HFL.
1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The audio/information screen notifies you
when there is an incoming call.
Roam Status
Signal Strength
Battery Level Status
HFL Mode
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered
trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any
use of such marks by Honda Motors Co., Ltd., is
under license. Other trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
HFL Limitations
An incoming call on HFL will interrupt the audio
system when it is playing. It will resume when the call
is ended.
The information that appears on the audio/
information screen varies between phone models.
Features
1HFL Status Display
You can change the system language to English,
French, or Spanish.
2 Language Selection P. 164
Call Name
■ Limitations for Manual Operation
Certain manual functions are disabled or
inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. You
cannot select a grayed-out option until the
vehicle is stopped.
Disabled Option
Only previously stored speed dial entries with
voice tags can be called using the talk button
while the vehicle is in motion.
2 Speed Dial P. 213
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uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus
HFL Menus
The power mode must be in ACCESSORY or ON to use HFL.
PHONE or
1HFL Menus
To use HFL, you must first pair your Bluetoothcompatible cell phone to the system while the vehicle
is parked.
PHONE
Speed Dial*1 Display your speed dial entry lists.
(up to 15 entries per paired phone)
Call History*1
Features
Dialed Calls
Display the last 20
outgoing calls.
Received Calls
Display the last 20
incoming calls.
Missed Calls
Display the last 20
missed calls.
Phonebook*1 Display the paired phone’s phonebook.
Dial*1
Enter a phone number to dial.
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.
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Some functions are limited while driving. A message
appears on the screen when the vehicle is moving
and the operation is canceled.
uuBluetooth® HandsFreeLink®uHFL Menus
Redial*1
Redial the last number dialed in the phone’s history.
Select message and
Text Message
.
Message is read aloud
Read/Stop reading System reads received message aloud, or
Features
stop message from being read.
Reply
Call
Display Message
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.
Reply to a received message using one of
six fixed phrases.
Make a call to the sender.
See an entire received message
(if more than three lines of text).
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Phone Setup
Connection
Add a New Phone Pair a phone to the system.
Connect a Phone
Connect a phone to the system.
Features
Disconnect Phone Disconnect a paired phone from the
system.
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Delete a Phone
Delete a previously paired phone.
Pairing Code
Create a code for a paired phone.
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Add New
Speed Dial*1
Phonebook
Select a phone number from the
phonebook to store as a speed dial
number.
Call History
Select a phone number from the call
history to store as a speed dial number.
Phone Number
Change Speed Dial Change a previously stored speed dial
number.
Features
Existing entry list
Enter a phone number to store as a
speed dial number.
Delete Speed Dial Delete a previously stored speed dial
number.
Store Voice Tag
Create a voice tag for a speed dial
number.
Change Voice Tag Change a voice tag for a speed dial
number.
Delete Voice Tag
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.
Delete a voice tag for a speed dial
number.
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Auto Transfer
Set calls to automatically transfer from your phone to HFL when you
enter the vehicle.
Caller ID Info
Name Priority
Number Priority
Features
Passcode*1
Prioritize the caller’s name as the
caller ID.
Prioritize the caller’s phone number as
the caller ID.
Create a security PIN for a paired phone.
Text Message Notice Turn incoming text message notifications on or off.
System Clear
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.
202
Clear the system of all paired phones, phonebook entries, and security
codes.
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■ Phone Setup
1Phone Setup
■ To pair a cell phone (when there is no
Phone Pairing Tips:
• You cannot pair your phone while the vehicle is
moving.
• Up to six phones can be paired.
• Your phone's battery may drain faster when it is
paired to HFL.
• If your phone is not ready for pairing or not found
by the system within three minutes, the system will
time out and returns to idle.
Once you have paired a phone, you can see it
displayed on the screen with one or two icons on the
right side.
These icons indicate the following:
: The phone can be used with HFL.
: The phone is compatible with Bluetooth® Audio.
Features
phone paired to the system)
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Yes, then press .
3. Make sure your phone is in search or
discoverable mode, then press .
u HFL automatically searches for a
Bluetooth device.
4. When your phone appears on the list, select
it by pressing .
u If your phone doesn’t appear, select
Phone Not Found? and search for
Bluetooth devices using your phone.
From your phone, select
HandsFreeLink.
5. HFL gives you a four-digit pairing code to
input on your phone.
When your phone prompts you, input the
four-digit pairing code.
6. You will receive a notification on the screen
if pairing is successful.
Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to
HFL before you can make and receive hands-free
calls.
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■ To pair a cell phone (when a phone has
Features
already been paired to the system)
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
u If a prompt appears asking to connect to
a phone, select No and proceed with
step 2.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select Connection, then press
.
4. Rotate
to select Add a New Phone,
then press .
u The screen changes to Select Location.
5. Rotate
to select Empty, then press .
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Features
6. Make sure your phone is in search or
discoverable mode, then press .
u HFL automatically searches for a
Bluetooth device.
7. When your phone appears on the list, select
it by pressing .
u If your phone doesn’t appear, select
Phone Not Found? and search for
Bluetooth devices using your phone.
From your phone, select
HandsFreeLink.
8. HFL gives you a four-digit pairing code to
input on your phone.
When your phone prompts you, input the
four-digit pairing code.
9. You will receive a notification on the screen
if pairing is successful.
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■ To change the pairing code setting
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select Connection, then press
.
4. Rotate
to select Pairing Code, then
press .
5. Rotate
to select Fixed or Random, then
press .
Features
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1To change the pairing code setting
The default pairing code is “0000” until you change
the setting.
To create your own, select Fixed, and delete the
current code, then enter a new one.
For a randomly generated pairing code each time you
pair a phone, select Random.
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■ To delete a paired phone
Features
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select
Connection, then Delete a Phone.
3. Rotate
to select a phone you want to
delete, then press .
4. You will receive a confirmation message on
the screen. Rotate
to select Yes, then
press .
u You will receive a notification on the
screen if it is successful.
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■ To Set Up a Message Notice Option
1To Set Up a Message Notice Option
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select Message Notice, then
press .
4. Rotate
to select a mode you want, then
press .
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On: A pop-up notification comes on every time you
receive a new text message.
Off: The message you receive is stored in the system
without notification.
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■ To Create a Security PIN
1To Create a Security PIN
In the phone is already security PIN protected, you
need to enter the current security PIN before clearing
the PIN or creating a new one.
Features
You can protect each of the six cell phones with a security PIN.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select
Passcode.
3. Select a phone you want to add a security
PIN to.
u Rotate
to select a phone you want to
add a security PIN to, then press .
4. You will receive a confirmation message on
the screen.
u Rotate
to select Yes, then press .
5. Enter a new four-digit number.
u Rotate
to select, then press . Press
to delete. Press
to enter the
security PIN.
6. Re-enter the four-digit number.
u The screen returns to the screen in step
2.
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■ Automatic Transferring
If you get into the vehicle while you are on the phone, the call can be automatically
transferred to HFL.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Auto
Transfer.
3. Rotate
to select On, then press .
4. You will receive a notification on the screen
if the change is successful.
Features
■ Caller’s ID Information
1Caller’s ID Information
You can select a caller’s information to be displayed when you have an incoming
call.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Caller ID
Info.
3. Rotate
to select a mode you want, then
press .
4. You will receive a notification on the screen
if the change is successful.
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Name Priority mode: A caller’s name is displayed if
it is stored in the phonebook.
Number Priority mode: A caller’s phone number is
displayed.
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■ To Clear the System
Features
Security codes, paired phones, all stored voice tags, all speed dial entries, and all
imported phonebook data are erased.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select System
Clear.
3. Rotate
to select Yes, then press .
4. You will receive a notification message on
the screen. Rotate
to select Yes, then
press .
5. You will receive a notification message on
the screen. Rotate
to finish.
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■ Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History
When your phone is paired, the contents of its phonebook and call history are
automatically imported to HFL.
1Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History
When you select a person from the list in the cellular
phonebook, you can see up to three category icons.
The icons indicate what types of numbers are stored
for that name.
Features
Pref
Fax
Home
Car
Mobile
Message
Work
Other
Pager
Voice
On some phones, it may not be possible to import the
category icons to HFL.
The phonebook is updated after every connection.
Call history is updated after every connection or call.
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■ Speed Dial
1Speed Dial
You can use the audio preset buttons during a call to
store a speed dial number:
1. Press and hold the desired audio preset button
during a call.
2. The contact information for the active call will be
stored for the corresponding speed dial.
When a voice tag is stored, press the
call the number using the voice tag.
button to
Features
Up to 15 speed dial numbers can be stored per phone.
To store a speed dial number:
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Speed
Dial, then Add New.
3. Rotate
to select a place to choose a
number from, then press .
By Phonebook:
u Select a number from the linked cell
phone’s imported phonebook.
By Call History:
u Select a number from the call history.
By Phone Number:
u Input the number manually.
4. When the speed dial is successfully stored,
you are asked to create a voice tag for the
number. Rotate
to select Yes or No,
then press .
5. Using the
button, follow the prompts to
say the name for the speed dial entry.
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■ To add a voice tag to a stored speed
dial number
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Speed
Dial.
3. Select an existing speed dial entry.
4. Rotate
to select Store Voice Tag, then
press .
5. Using the
button, follow the prompts to
complete the voice tag.
Features
■ To delete a voice tag
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Speed
Dial.
3. Select an existing speed dial entry.
4. Rotate
to select Delete Voice Tag,
then press .
u You will receive a confirmation message
on the screen. Rotate
to select Yes,
then press .
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1Speed Dial
Avoid using duplicate voice tags.
Avoid using “home” as a voice tag.
It is easier for HFL to recognize a longer name. For
example, use “John Smith” instead of “John.”
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■ To delete a speed dial number
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phone Setup, then
press .
u Repeat the procedure to select Speed
Dial.
3. Select an existing speed dial entry.
4. Rotate
to select Delete Speed Dial,
then press .
u You will receive a confirmation message
on the screen. Rotate
to select Yes,
then press .
1Making a Call
You can make calls by inputting any phone number, or by using the imported
phonebook, call history, speed dial entries, or redial.
Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by
voice from any screen.
Press the
button and follow the prompts.
Features
■ Making a Call
The maximum range between your phone and
vehicles is 30 feet (10 meters).
Once a call is connected, you can hear the voice of
the person you are calling through the audio
speakers.
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■ To make a call using the imported
Features
phonebook
When your phone is paired, the contents of its
phonebook are automatically imported to
HFL.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Phonebook, then press
.
3. The phonebook is stored alphabetically.
Rotate
to select the initial, then press
.
4. Rotate
to select a name, then press .
5. Rotate
to select a number, then press
.
u Dialing starts automatically.
■ To make a call using a phone number
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Dial, then press .
3. Rotate
to select a number, then press
.
4. Rotate
to select
, then press .
u Dialing starts automatically.
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1To make a call using the imported phonebook
This function is disabled while the vehicle is moving.
However, you can call a stored voice-tagged speed
dial number using the talk button.
2 Limitations for Manual Operation P. 197
2 Speed Dial P. 213
1To make a call using a phone number
This function is disabled while the vehicle is moving.
However, you can call a stored voice-tagged speed
dial number using the talk button.
2 Limitations for Manual Operation P. 197
2 Speed Dial P. 213
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■ To make a call using redial
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Redial, then press .
u Dialing starts automatically.
■ To make a call using the call history
1To make a call using the call history
The call history displays the last 20 dialed, received, or
missed calls.
(Appears only when a phone is connected to HFL.)
1To make a call using a speed dial entry
Features
Call history is stored by Dialed Calls,
Received Calls, and Missed Calls.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Call History, then press
.
3. Rotate
to select Dialed Calls, Received
Calls, or Missed Calls, then press .
4. Rotate
to select a number, then press
.
u Dialing starts automatically.
■ To make a call using a speed dial entry
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Speed Dial, then press
.
3. Rotate
to select a number, then press
.
u Dialing starts automatically.
On the Phone screen, the first six speed dials on the
list can be directly selected by pressing the
corresponding audio preset buttons (1-6).
Select More Speed Dial Lists to view another paired
phone’s speed dial list. You can make a call from that
list using the currently connected phone.
When a voice tag is stored, press the
call the number using the voice tag.
2 Speed Dial P. 213
button to
Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by
voice from any screen.
Press the
button and follow the prompts.
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■ Receiving a Call
HFL Mode
Caller Name
1Receiving a Call
When there is an incoming call, an audible
notification sounds (if activated) and the
Incoming Call screen appears.
Press the
button to answer the call.
Press the
button to decline or end the call.
Call Waiting
Press the
button to put the current call on hold
to answer the incoming call.
Press the
button again to return to the current
call.
Ignore the incoming call if you do not want to answer
it.
Press the
current call.
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button if you want to hang up the
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■ Options During a Call
1Options During a Call
Touch Tones: Available on some phones.
Features
The following options are available during a call.
Mute: Mute your voice.
Transfer Call: Transfer a call from HFL to your phone.
Touch Tones: Send numbers during a call. This is useful when you call a menudriven phone system.
1. To view the available options, press the
PHONE button.
2. Rotate
to select the option, then press
.
u The check box is checked when Mute is
selected. Select Mute again to turn it off.
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■ Receiving a Text Message
1Receiving a Text Message
Features
HFL can display newly received text messages as well as 20 of the most recently
received messages on a linked cell phone. Each received message can be read aloud
and replied to using a fixed common phrase.
1. A pop-up appears and notifies you of a new
text message.
2. Rotate
to select Yes to listen to the
message, then press .
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading out
the message.
3. To discontinue the message read-out, press
the BACK button.
The system does not display any received messages
while you are driving. You can only hear them read
aloud.
With some phones, you may be able to display upto
20 most recent text messages.
Only the first three lines of the received message are
displayed with this option.
2 Displaying an entire message P. 224
State or local laws may limit your use of the HFL text
message feature. Only use the text message feature
when conditions allow you to do so safely.
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Not all phones are compatible with this feature.
Check handsfreelink.com for a list of compatible
phones.
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■ Displaying Messages
1Displaying Messages
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Text Message, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select a message, then press
.
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading the
message aloud.
The
icon appears next to an unread message.
Only the first three lines of the received message are
displayed with this option.
2 Displaying an entire message P. 224
If you delete a message on the phone, the message is
also deleted in the system. If you send a message
from the system, the message goes to your phone’s
outbox.
Features
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■ Using the stop reading or read option
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Text Message, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select a message, then press
.
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading the
message aloud.
4. Press
to enter the Text Message Menu.
5. Rotate
to select Stop Reading or Read,
then press .
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1Using the stop reading or read option
This option changes to:
• Stop Reading while the text message is read out.
Select this option to discontinue the message readout.
• Read when you go to the Text Message menu, or
after you selected Stop Reading. Select this option
to hear the system reading out the selected
message.
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■ Reply to a message
1Reply to a message
The available fixed reply messages are as follows:
• Talk to you later, I'm driving.
• I am on my way.
• I'm running late.
• OK
• Yes
• No
You cannot add, edit, or delete reply messages.
After you reply, the following is displayed:
Features
You can reply to a message using one of the
six common phrases available in the system.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select Text Message, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select a message, then press
.
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading out
the message.
4. Press
to enter the Text Message Menu.
5. Rotate
to select Reply, then press .
6. Rotate
to select the reply message, then
press .
7. The reply message you selected is displayed.
Select Yes to send the message.
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■ Making a call to a sender
Features
You can call the text message sender.
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select to Text Message, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select a message, then press
.
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading out
the message.
4. Press
to enter the Text Message Menu.
5. Rotate
to select Call, then press .
u HFL begins dialing.
■ Displaying an entire message
1. Press the PHONE button or the
button.
2. Rotate
to select to Text Message, then
press .
3. Rotate
to select a message, then press
.
u The text message is displayed. The
system automatically starts reading out
the message.
4. Press
to enter the Text Message Menu.
5. Rotate
to select Display Message,
then press .
6. Rotate
to scroll down and display the
entire message.
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Compass *
When you set the power mode to ON, the compass self-calibrates, and the compass
display appears.
Compass Calibration
If the compass indicates the wrong direction, or the CAL. indicator blinks, you need
to manually calibrate the system.
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press and hold the SETUP button until the
display shows the compass setting menu.
3. Rotate
to select Calibration, then press
.
1Compass *
Compass operation can be affected under the
following conditions:
• Driving near power lines or stations
• Crossing a bridge
• Passing a large vehicle, or driving near a large
object that can cause a magnetic disturbance
• When accessories such as antennas and roof racks
are mounted by magnets
1Compass Calibration
Calibrate the compass in an open area.
Compass Setting Menu Items
Features
While setting the compass:
• The BACK button returns to the previous screen.
• The SETUP button cancels the setting mode.
4. When the display changes to Calibration
Start, press .
5. Drive the vehicle slowly in two circles.
u The compass starts to show a direction
after the calibration. The CAL. indicator
goes off.
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uuCompass * uCompass Zone Selection
Compass Zone Selection
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press and hold the SETUP button until the
display shows the compass setting menu.
3. Rotate
to select Zone, then press .
The display shows the current zone
number.
4. Rotate
to select the zone number of
your area (See Zone Map), then press .
Zone Number
Zone Map
2
15
Features
14
3
4
13
12
5
6
7 8
9
10 11
Guam Island: Zone 8
Puerto Rico: Zone 11
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1Compass Zone Selection
The zone selection is done to compensate the
variation between magnetic north and true north.
If the calibration starts while the audio system is in
use, the display returns to normal after the calibration
is completed.
Driving
This chapter discusses driving, refueling, and information on items such as accessories.
Before Driving
Driving Preparation .......................... 228
Maximum Load Limit........................ 231
Towing a Trailer
Towing Preparation.......................... 233
Driving Safely with a Trailer .............. 236
Towing Your Vehicle ........................ 237
Off-Highway Driving Guidelines
General Information......................... 238
Important Safety Precautions............ 238
Avoiding Trouble ............................. 239
When Driving
Starting the Engine .......................... 240
Precautions While Driving ................ 242
Automatic Transmission ................... 243
Shifting............................................ 244
Cruise Control ................................. 248
VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC
(Electronic Stability Control), System .. 251
AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with Intelligent Control
System * .....................................................253
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)... 253
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation ......... 255
Braking
Brake System ................................... 257
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ........... 259
Brake Assist System ......................... 260
Parking Your Vehicle
When Stopped ................................ 261
Multi-View Rear Camera.................. 262
Refueling
Fuel Information .............................. 263
How to Refuel ................................. 264
Fuel Economy.................................... 265
Improving Fuel Economy.................. 265
Accessories and Modifications
Accessories ...................................... 266
Modifications................................... 266
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Before Driving
Driving Preparation
Check the following items before you start driving.
■ Exterior Checks
1Exterior Checks
• Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior
lights, or other parts of the vehicle.
u Remove any frost, snow, or ice.
u Remove any snow on the roof, as this can slip down and obstruct your field of
vision while driving. If frozen solid, remove ice once it has softened.
u When removing ice from around the wheels, be sure not to damage the wheel
or wheel components.
• Make sure the hood is securely closed.
u If the hood opens while driving, your front view will be blocked.
• Make sure the tires are in good condition.
u Check air pressures, and check for damage and excessive wear.
Driving
2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 301
• Make sure there are no people or objects behind or around the vehicle.
u There are blind spots from the inside.
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NOTICE
When doors are frozen shut, use warm water around
the door edges to melt any ice. Do not try to force
them open, as this can damage the rubber trim
around the doors. When done, wipe dry to avoid
further freezing.
Do not pour warm water into the key cylinder.
You will be unable to insert the key if the water
freezes in the hole.
Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite
flammable materials left under the hood, causing a
fire. If you've parked your vehicle for an extended
period, inspect and remove any debris that may have
collected, such as dried grass and leaves that have
fallen or have been carried in for use as a nest by a
small animal.
Also check under the hood for leftover flammable
materials after you or someone else has performed
maintenance on your vehicle.
uuBefore DrivinguDriving Preparation
■ Interior Checks
1Interior Checks
• Store or secure all items on board properly.
u Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle's
handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.
2 Maximum Load Limit P. 231
2 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 104
• Adjust your seating position properly.
u Adjust the head restraint, too.
Driving
• Do not pile items higher than the seat height.
u They can block your view and may be thrown forward in the event of sudden
braking.
• Do not place anything in the front seat footwells. Make sure to secure the floor
mat.
u An object or unsecured floor mat can interfere with your brake and accelerator
pedal operation while driving.
• If you have any animals on board, do not let them move around in the vehicle.
u They may interfere with driving and a crash could occur.
• Securely close and lock all doors and the tailgate.
The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry
heavy items in the cargo area or tow a trailer, have
the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified
technician.
2 Adjusting the Seats P. 136
2 Adjusting the Head Restraints P. 138
• Adjust the mirrors and steering wheel properly for your driving.
u Adjust them while sitting in the proper driving position.
2 Adjusting the Steering Wheel P. 132
2 Adjusting the Mirrors P. 133
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uuBefore DrivinguDriving Preparation
• Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the
seats.
u They can interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the operation
of the seats, or the operation of the sensors under the seats.
• Everyone in the vehicle must fasten their seat belt.
2 Fastening a Seat Belt P. 32
• Make sure that the indicators in the instrument panel come on when you start the
vehicle, and go off soon after.
u Always have a dealer check the vehicle if a problem is indicated.
2 Indicators P. 68
Driving
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uuBefore DrivinguMaximum Load Limit
Maximum Load Limit
The maximum load for your vehicle is 870 lbs (395 kg).
See Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's doorjamb.
1Maximum Load Limit
3 WARNING
Overloading or improper loading
can affect handling and stability
and cause a crash in which you
can be hurt or killed.
Label Example
Follow all load limits and other
loading guidelines in this manual.
This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and
accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit -
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle axle.
2 Specifications P. 346
Driving
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your
vehicle's placard.
(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers
that will be riding in your vehicle.
(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers
from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and
luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount
equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 650 lbs.
(1,400 - 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, all accessories, all cargo, and the tongue
load.
2 Specifications P. 346
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uuBefore DrivinguMaximum Load Limit
(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being
loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the
available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in step 4.
(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will
be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to
determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage
load capacity of your vehicle.
In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR). Both are on a label on the driver’s doorjamb.
Load Limits Example
Driving
Example1
Max Load
870 lbs
(395 kg)
Passenger Weight
150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs
(68 kg x 2 = 136 kg)
Cargo Weight
570 lbs
(259 kg)
Max Load
870 lbs
(395 kg)
Passenger Weight
150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs
(68 kg x 5 = 340 kg)
Cargo Weight
120 lbs (55 kg)
Example2
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Towing a Trailer
Towing Preparation
■ Towing Load Limits
1Towing Load Limits
Your vehicle can tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper
equipment, and follow the towing guidelines. Check the load limits before driving.
■ Total trailer weight
Maximum allowable weight of the trailer,
cargo, and everything in or on it must not
exceed 1,500 lbs (680 kg). Towing loads in
excess of this can seriously affect vehicle
handling and performance and can damage
the engine and drivetrain.
Total Load
■ Tongue load
Exceeding any load limit or improperly
loading your vehicle and trailer can cause a
crash in which you can be seriously hurt or
killed.
Check the loading of your vehicle and
trailer carefully before starting to drive.
Check if all loads are within limits at a public scale.
If a public scale is not available, add the estimated
weight of your cargo load to the weight of your
trailer (as quoted by the manufacturer), and the
tongue load.
Break-in Period
Avoid towing a trailer during your vehicle's first
600 miles (1,000 km).
Driving
Tongue Load
Load
Tongue
The weight of the tongue with a fully loaded
trailer on the hitch should be approximately
10% of the total trailer weight.
• Excessive tongue load reduces front tire
traction and steering control. Too little
tongue load can make the trailer unstable
and cause it to sway.
• To achieve a proper tongue load, start by
loading 60% of the load toward the front
of the trailer and 40% toward the rear.
Readjust the load as needed.
3 WARNING
Never exceed the gross weight ratings.
Gross weight information
2 Vehicle Specifications P. 346
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uuTowing a TraileruTowing Preparation
■ Towing Equipment and Accessories
1Towing Equipment and Accessories
Towing equipment varies by the size of your trailer, how much load you are towing,
and where you are towing.
■ Hitches
The hitch must be of an approved type and properly bolted to the underbody.
■ Safety chains
Always use safety chains when you tow a trailer. Leave enough slack to allow the
trailer to turn corners easily, but do not allow the chains to drag on the ground.
■ Trailer brakes
Driving
Recommended for any trailer with a total weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or more:
There are two common types of trailer brakes: surge and electric. Surge brakes are
common for boat trailers, since the brakes will get wet. If you choose electric brakes,
be sure they are electronically actuated. Do not attempt to attach trailer brakes to
your vehicle's hydraulic system, as it will lower braking effectiveness and create a
potential hazard.
■ Additional towing equipment
Many states and provinces/territories require special outside mirrors when towing a
trailer. Even if mirrors are not required in your locale, you should install special
mirrors if visibility is restricted in any way.
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Make sure that all equipment is properly installed and
maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province/
territory, and local regulations.
Consult your trailer sales or rental agency if any other
items are recommended or required for your towing
situation.
The lighting and wiring of trailers can vary by type
and brand. If a connector is required, it should only
be installed by a qualified technician.
uuTowing a TraileruTowing Preparation
■ Trailer light
Trailer lights and equipment must comply with federal, state, province/territory, and
local regulations. Check with your local trailer sales or rental agency for the
requirements in the area where you plan to tow.
Grand (Black)
Left Turn Signal (Yellow)
Right Turn Signal (Brown)
Small (Red)
Option (Pink)
Stop Light (Light Green)
When using a non-Acura trailer lighting harness and converter, get the connector
and pins for your vehicle from a dealer.
Driving
Your trailer lighting connector is located behind the left side panel in the cargo area.
Each pin’s purpose and wiring color code are shown in the image.
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uuTowing a TraileruDriving Safely with a Trailer
Driving Safely with a Trailer
■ Things You Need To Know Before Towing a Trailer
• Have the trailer properly serviced and keep it in good condition.
• Make sure that all the weights and load in the vehicle and trailer are within limits.
2 Towing Load Limits P. 233
• Securely attach the hitch, safety chains, and other necessary parts to the trailer.
• Securely store all the items in and on the trailer so that they do not shift while
driving.
• Check if the lights and brakes on the trailer are working properly.
• Check the pressures of the trailer tires, including the spare.
■ Towing Speeds and Gears
Driving
• Drive slower than normal.
• Obey posted speed limits for vehicles with trailers.
• Use the (D position when towing a trailer on level roads.
■ Turning and Braking
• Turn more slowly and with a wider turning arc than normal.
• Allow more time and distance for braking.
• Do not brake or turn suddenly.
■ Driving in Hilly Terrain
• Monitor your temperature gauge. If it nears the red (Hot) mark, turn off the
climate control system and reduce speed. Pull to the side of the road safely to cool
down the engine if necessary.
• Shift to the (S position if the transmission shifts frequently.
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1Driving Safely with a Trailer
Operating speed when towing a trailer is restricted
up to 100km/h.
Parking
In addition to the normal precautions, place wheel
chocks at each of the trailer's tires.
uuTowing a TraileruTowing Your Vehicle
Towing Your Vehicle
Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs
to be towed in an emergency, refer to the emergency towing information.
2 Emergency Towing P. 342
Driving
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Off-Highway Driving Guidelines
General Information
Your vehicle has been designed primarily for use on pavement, however, its higher
ground clearance allows you to occasionally travel on unpaved roads. It is not
designed for trail-blazing, or other challenging off-road activities.
If you decide to drive on unpaved roads, you will find that it requires somewhat
different driving skills and that your vehicle will handle somewhat differently than it
does on pavement. Pay attention to the precautions and tips in this section, and get
acquainted with your vehicle before leaving the pavement.
Important Safety Precautions
To avoid loss of control or rollover, be sure to follow all precautions and
recommendations:
• Be sure to store cargo properly and do not exceed your cargo load limits.
2 Maximum Load Limit P. 231
Driving
• Whenever you drive, make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts.
• Keep your speed low, and never go faster than the conditions allow.
• It’s up to you to continually assess the situation and drive within the limits.
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1Off-Highway Driving Guidelines
3 WARNING
Improperly operating this vehicle on or off
pavement can cause a crash or rollover in
which you and your passengers can be
seriously injured or killed.
• Follow all instructions and guidelines in
this owner’s manual.
• Keep your speed low, and don’t drive
faster than conditions permit.
Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result
in a crash or a rollover.
2 Important Handling Information P. 26
2 Precautions While Driving P. 242
uuOff-Highway Driving GuidelinesuAvoiding Trouble
Avoiding Trouble
Driving
• Check Out Your Vehicle before you leave the pavement and make sure that all
scheduled maintenance has been completed. Pay special attention to the
condition of the tires, and check the tire pressures.
• Remember the route you choose presents limits (too steep or bumpy), you have
limits (driving skill and comfort), and your vehicle has limits (traction, stability, and
power). Failing to recognize these limits will likely put you and your passengers in
a hazardous situation.
• Accelerating and Braking should be done slowly and gradually. Trying to start
or stop too fast can cause a loss of traction and you could lose control.
• Avoiding Obstacles and Debris in the road reduces the likelihood of a rollover
or damage to your suspension or other components.
• Driving on Slopes increases your risk of a rollover, particularly if you attempt to
drive across a slope that is too steep. Going straight up or down a slope is usually
the safest. If you can’t clearly see all conditions or obstacles on a slope, walk it
before you drive it. If there is any doubt whether you can safely pass, don’t try it.
Find another route. If you get stuck when climbing, do not try to turn around.
Back down slowly following the same route you took up the hill.
• Crossing a Stream - Avoid driving through deep water. If you encounter water
in your route (a small stream or large puddle, for example), evaluate it carefully
before going ahead. Make sure it is shallow, flowing slowly, and has firm ground
underneath. If you are not sure of the depth or the ground, turn around and find
another route. Driving through deep water can also damage your vehicle. The
water can get into the transmission and differential, diluting the lubricant and
causing an eventual failure. It can also wash the grease out of the wheel bearings.
• If You Get Stuck, carefully go in the direction that you think will get you
unstuck. Do not spin the tires as this will only make things worse and could
damage the transmission. If you are unable to free yourself, your vehicle will need
to be towed. Front and rear tow hooks are provided for this purpose.
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When Driving
Starting the Engine
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
1Starting the Engine
The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in thinner
air found at altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).
When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all
electrical accessories such as the lights, climate
control system, and rear defogger in order to reduce
battery drain.
Brake Pedal
2. Check that the shift lever is in (P , then
depress the brake pedal.
u Although it is possible to start the vehicle
in (N , it is safer to start it in (P .
Driving
If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can
smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle
checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with
the engine or exhaust system.
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button
without depressing the accelerator pedal.
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If you live in a region where winter is extremely cold,
an engine block heater will improve starting and
warming of the engine. If temperatures consistently
below -22°F (-30°C) are expected, the coolant
mixture should be changed to a higher concentration
to prevent freezing. Consult a dealer for details.
Bring the keyless access remote close to the ENGINE
START/STOP button if the battery in the keyless
access remote is weak.
2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is
Weak P. 328
The engine may not start if the keyless access remote
is subjected to strong radio waves.
You do not need to hold the ENGINE START/STOP
button to start the engine.
If the engine does not start, wait at least 10 seconds
before trying again.
uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine
■ Stopping the Engine
1Starting the Engine
You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped.
1. Shift to (P .
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button with your foot on the brake pedal.
The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from
theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is
used, the engine's fuel system is disabled.
2 Immobilizer System P. 113
■ Starting to Drive
1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that
the parking brake indicator has gone off.
2 Parking Brake P. 257
2. Put the shift lever in (D . Select (R when reversing.
3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to pull
away.
1Hill start assist system
Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help prevent the vehicle from
rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
Move the shift lever to (D or (S when facing uphill, or (R when facing downhill,
then release the brake pedal.
Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from
rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and
will not operate on small inclines.
Driving
■ Hill start assist system
Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking
brake.
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uuWhen DrivinguPrecautions While Driving
Precautions While Driving
1Precautions While Driving
■ Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
To prevent rollovers or loss of control:
• Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger vehicle.
• Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers whenever possible.
• Do not modify your vehicle in any way that you would raise the center of gravity.
• Never carry more than 165 lbs (75 kg) of cargo on the roof rack (Acura accessory).
■ In Rain
Avoid driving in deep water and on flooded roads. This can damage the engine,
driveline, or cause electrical component failure.
■ Other Precautions
Driving
If there is a strong impact with something under the vehicle, stop in a safe location.
Check the underside of the vehicle for damage or any fluid leaks.
NOTICE
Do not operate the shift lever while pressing the
accelerator pedal. You could damage the transmission.
NOTICE
If you repeatedly turn the steering wheel at an
extremely low speed, or hold the steering wheel on the
full left or right position for a while, the electric power
steering (EPS) system heats up. The system goes into a
protective mode, and limits its performance. The
steering wheel becomes harder and harder to operate.
Once the system cools down, the EPS system is restored.
Repeated operation under these conditions can
eventually damage the system.
If the power mode is set to ACCESSORY while
driving, the engine will shut down and all steering
and brake power assist functions will stop, making it
difficult to control the vehicle.
Do not put the shift lever in (N , as you will lose
engine braking (and acceleration) performance.
During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation,
avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so
as not to damage the engine or powertrain.
Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km). You
should also follow this when the brake pads are replaced.
1Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle
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Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result
in a crash or a rollover.
2 Important Handling Information P. 26
2 Precautions While Driving P. 242
uuWhen DrivinguAutomatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission
■ Creeping
The engine runs at a higher idle speed and creeping increases.
Keep the brake pedal firmly depressed when stopped.
■ Kickdown
Quickly depressing the accelerator pedal while driving uphill may cause the
transmission to drop to a lower gear, unexpectedly increasing vehicle speed. Depress
the accelerator pedal carefully, especially on slippery roads and curves.
Driving
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uuWhen DrivinguShifting
Shifting
Change the shift position in accordance with your driving needs.
You cannot change the power mode from ON to
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) unless the shift lever is in (P .
■ Shift lever positions
Park
Used when parking or starting the
engine
Release Button
Reverse
Used when reversing
Neutral
Used when idling
Driving
Drive
Used:
● For normal driving (gear change
between 1st and 6th automatically)
● When temporally driving in the
sequential mode
Drive (S)
Used:
● For automatically changing gears
between 1st and 5th (5th gear is used
only at high speed)
● When driving in the sequential mode
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1Shifting
The vehicle may move forward very slightly even in
(N while the engine is cold.
Depress the brake pedal firmly and, when necessary,
apply the parking brake.
When shifting gears in extremely low temperatures
(-22°F/-30°C), there may be a short delay before the
shift indicated in the display. Always confirm you are
in the correct gear before driving.
uuWhen DrivinguShifting
■ Shift Lever Operation
1Shift Lever Operation
NOTICE
Shift Lever Position Indicator
When you change the shift lever from (D to (R and
vice versa, come to a complete stop and keep the
brake pedal depressed.
Operating the shift lever before the vehicle has come
to a complete standstill can damage the transmission.
(M (Sequential Shift mode) Indicator/
Use the shift lever position indicator to check the
lever position before pulling away.
Tachometer's red zone
Gear Position Indicator
Whichever position the shift lever is in when driving,
a blinking transmission indicator indicates a
transmission problem.
Avoid sudden acceleration and have the transmission
checked by a dealer as soon as possible.
Shift without pressing the shift lever
release button.
Press the shift lever release button
and shift.
The fuel supply may be cut off if you drive at engine
speeds in or over the tachometer’s red zone (engine
speed limit). If this happens, you may experience a
slight jolt.
Driving
Depress the brake pedal and press
the shift lever release button to shift.
It may not be possible to operate the shift lever if the
brake pedal is applied while the shift lever release
button is held down.
Depress the brake pedal first.
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uuWhen DrivinguShifting
■ Sequential Shift Mode
Use the paddle shifters to change between 1st and 6th gears without removing your
hands from the steering wheel. The transmission will switch to the sequential shift
mode.
■ When the shift lever is in (D :
The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode momentarily, and the gear position
indicator will come on.
Once you start traveling at a constant speed, the sequential shift mode will
automatically switch off, and the gear position indicator will go off.
Hold the (+ paddle shifter for two seconds to return to normal drive.
Driving
■ When the shift lever is in (S :
The vehicle will go into the sequential shift mode, and the M (sequential shift mode)
indicator and gear position indicator will come on. At speeds of 6 mph (10 km/h) or
less, the vehicle automatically shifts down into 1st gear. It will not automatically shift
up, even if vehicle speed increases.
You can only pull away in 1st or 2nd gear.
When switching out of the sequential shift mode, move the shift lever from (S to
(D . When the sequential shift mode is canceled, the M indicator and gear position
indicator go off.
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uuWhen DrivinguShifting
■ Second gear lock mode
If you pull the (+ paddle shifter while stopped or driving at 6 mph (10 km/h) or less,
the gear position will be locked in 2nd gear. This makes it easier to pull away on
slippery surfaces such as snow covered roads.
To cancel the 2nd gear lock mode, pull the (- paddle shifter, or move the shift lever
from (S to (D .
■ Sequential Shift Mode Operation
(- Paddle Shifter
(Shift down)
1Sequential Shift Mode Operation
(+ Paddle Shifter
(Shift up)
Each paddle shift operation makes a single gear
change.
To change gears continuously, release the paddle
shifter before pulling it again for the next gear.
Downshifting when
pulling the (- paddle
shifter.
(Changes to a lower
gear.)
Upshifting when pulling
the (+ paddle shifter.
(Changes to a higher
gear.)
Shift Up
1st to 2nd
2nd to 3rd
3rd to 4th
4th to 5th
5th to 6th
Normal Acceleration
15 mph (24 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
40 mph (64 km/h)
45 mph (72 km/h)
50 mph (80 km/h)
Driving
Recommended Shift Points
Use this table as a guideline for efficient fuel
economy and effective emission control.
The gear position indicator blinks when you cannot
shift up or down. It indicates that your vehicle speed
is not in its allowable gear shifting range.
Slightly accelerate to shift up and decelerate to shift
down while the indicator is blinking.
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uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control
Cruise Control
Maintains a constant vehicle speed without having to keep your foot on the
accelerator. Use cruise control on freeways or open roads where you can travel at a
constant speed with little acceleration or deceleration.
Desired speed in a range above
roughly 25 mph (40 km/h) ~
Always keep sufficient distance
between you and the vehicle in
front of you.
■ Shift positions for cruise control:
CRUISE MAIN is on in the
instrument panel.
Driving
Cruise control is ready to use.
■ Press the CRUISE button on
the steering wheel.
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Use the cruise control only when traveling
on open highways in good weather.
It may not be possible to maintain a constant speed
when driving uphill or downhill.
In (D or (S
How to use
3 WARNING
Improper use of the cruise control can lead
to a crash.
When to use
■ Vehicle speed for cruise control:
1Cruise Control
When not using cruise control:
Turn off cruise control by pressing the CRUISE
button.
uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control
■ To Set the Vehicle Speed
DECEL/SET Button
On
On
Press and release
On when cruise control begins
Take your foot off the pedal and press the DECEL/SET button when you reach the
desired speed.
Driving
The moment you release the DECEL/SET button, the set speed is fixed, and cruise
control begins. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on.
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uuWhen DrivinguCruise Control
■ To Adjust the Vehicle Speed
Increase or decrease the vehicle speed using the RES/ACCEL or DECEL/SET buttons
on the steering wheel.
To increase speed
To decrease speed
Driving
• Each time you press the button, the vehicle speed is increased or decreased by
about 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• If you keep the button pressed, the vehicle speed increases or decreases until you
release it. This speed is then set.
1To Cancel
■ To Cancel
CRUISE
Button
CANCEL
Button
To cancel cruise control, do any of the
following:
• Press the CANCEL button.
• Press the CRUISE button.
• Depress the brake pedal.
The CRUISE CONTROL indicator goes off.
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Resuming the prior set speed:
After cruise control has been canceled, you can still
resume the prior set speed by pressing the RES/
ACCEL button while driving at a speed of at least
25 mph (40 km/h) or more.
You cannot set or resume in the following situations:
• When vehicle speed is less than 25 mph (40 km/h)
• When the CRUISE button is turned off
At vehicle speeds of 22 mph (35 km/h) or less, cruise
control is canceled automatically.
uuWhen DrivinguVSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System
VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic
Stability Control), System
VSA® helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less
than what was intended. It also assists in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces.
It does so by regulating engine output and selectively applying the brakes.
■ VSA® Operation
When VSA® activates, you may notice that the
engine does not respond to the accelerator.
You may also notice some noise from the
hydraulic system. You will also see the
indicator blink.
1VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability
Control), System
The VSA® may not function properly if tire type and
size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and
type of tire, and the air pressures as specified.
When the VSA® indicator comes on and stays on
while driving, there may be a problem with the
system. While this may not interfere with normal
driving, have your vehicle checked by a dealer
immediately.
VSA® System
Indicator
The main function of the VSA® system is generally
known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The
system also includes a traction control function.
Driving
VSA® cannot enhance stability in all driving situations
and does not control the entire braking system. You
still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate
for the conditions and always leave a sufficient
margin of safety.
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uuWhen DrivinguVSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability Control), System
■ VSA® On and Off
VSA® OFF Indicator
This button is on the driver side control panel.
To turn the VSA® system on and off, press and
hold it until you hear a beep.
VSA® will stop and the indicator will come on.
To turn it on again, press the
button until you hear a beep.
(VSA® OFF)
VSA® is turned on every time you start the
engine, even if you turned it off the last time
you drove the vehicle.
1VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist), aka ESC (Electronic Stability
Control), System
Without VSA®, your vehicle will have normal braking
and cornering ability, but it will not have VSA®
traction and stability enhancement.
In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets
stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier
to free it with the VSA® temporarily switched off.
When the VSA® system is off, the traction control
system is also off. You should only attempt to free
your vehicle with the VSA® off if you are not able to
free it when the VSA® is on.
Driving
Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to
switch VSA® on again. We do not recommend driving
your vehicle with the VSA® and traction control
systems switched off.
If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on or
blinks, the VSA® system turns on automatically. In
this case, you cannot turn the system off by pressing
the
button.
You may hear a motor sound coming from the
engine compartment while system checks are being
performed immediately after starting the engine or
while driving. This is normal.
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uuWhen DrivinguAWD (All-Wheel Drive) with Intelligent Control System *
AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with Intelligent Control System *
Your vehicle is equipped with the AWD with intelligent control system. When the
system senses a loss of front wheel traction, it automatically transfers some power
to the rear wheels. This allows you to utilize all available traction and may increase
mobility.
You still need to exercise the same care when accelerating, steering, and braking
that you would in a two wheel drive vehicle.
If you excessively spin all four wheels and overheat the AWD with intelligent control
system, only the front wheels receive power. Stop until the system cools down.
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
1AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with Intelligent Control System *
NOTICE
Do not continuously spin the front tires of your
vehicle. Continuously spinning the front tires can
cause transmission or rear differential damage.
The AWD with intelligent control system may not
function properly if tire type and size are mixed.
Make sure to use the same size and type of tire, and
the air pressures as specified.
2 Tire and Wheel Replacement P. 307
1TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
Conditions such as low ambient temperature and
altitude change directly affect tire pressure and can
trigger the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to come
on.
2 If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator
Comes On or Blinks P. 338
Driving
Monitors the tire pressure while you are
driving. If your vehicle's tire pressure becomes
significantly low, the low tire pressure/TPMS
indicator comes on and a message appears on
the multi-information display.
Tire pressure checked and inflated in:
• Warm weather can become under-inflated in
colder weather.
• Cold weather can become over-inflated in warmer
weather.
The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will not come
on as a result of over inflation.
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uuWhen DrivinguTPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
■ Tire Pressure Monitor
1Tire Pressure Monitor
To select the tire pressure monitor, set the power
mode to ON, and press the
/
(information) button until you see the tire
pressure screen.
The pressure for each tire is displayed in PSI
(U.S.) or kPa (Canada).
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE is displayed when a
tire has significantly low pressure. The specific
tire is displayed on the screen.
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The pressure displayed on the multi-information
display can be slightly different from the actual
pressure as measured by a gauge. If there is a
significant difference between the two values, or if
the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator and the message
on the multi-information display do not go off after
you have inflated the tire to the specified pressure,
have the system checked by a dealer.
CHECK TPMS SYSTEM may appear if you drive with
the compact spare tire, or there is a problem with the
TPMS.
uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required
Federal Explanation
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label.
(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated
on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with
a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low
tire pressure telltale
Driving
when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate
them to the proper pressure.
Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain
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uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction
indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire
pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the
telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain
continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
Driving
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including
the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or
more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.
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Braking
Brake System
■ Parking Brake
1Parking Brake
Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking.
To apply:
Depress the parking brake pedal down with
your foot.
NOTICE
Release the parking brake fully before driving. The
rear brakes and axle can be damaged if you drive
with the parking brake applied.
If you start driving without fully releasing the parking
brake, a buzzer sounds as a warning, and RELEASE
PARKING BRAKE appears on the multi-information
display.
Always apply the parking brake when parking.
To release:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Depress the parking brake.
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uuBrakinguBrake System
■ Foot Brake
1Foot Brake
Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist
helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The brake assist system increases
the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an emergency
situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when
braking very hard.
2 Brake Assist System P. 260
2 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) P. 259
Check the brakes after driving through deep water,
or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If
necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the
pedal several times.
If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when
applying the brakes, the brake pads need to be
replaced. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a
long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake
effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your
foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a
lower gear.
Driving
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while
driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause
them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad
life. It will also confuse drivers behind you.
Your vehicle is equipped with a hydraulic brake
booster that, under certain conditions, such as
braking at high altitudes, supplements the vacuum
power assist. When the hydraulic brake booster
activates, you may hear a motor sound and a slight
vibration in the pedal. This is normal.
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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
■ ABS
1ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
Helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by
pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than you.
The electronic brake distribution (EBD) system, which is part of the ABS, also
balances the front-to-rear braking distribution according to vehicle loading.
You should never pump the brake pedal. Let the ABS work for you by always
keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. This is sometimes referred to as
“stomp and steer.”
■ ABS operation
When the vehicle speed goes under 6 mph (10 km/h), the ABS stops.
When the ABS indicator comes on while driving,
there may be a problem with the system.
While normal braking is not affected, there is a
possibility of the ABS not operating. Have the vehicle
checked by a dealer immediately.
The ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes
to stop the vehicle. It only helps with steering control
during hard braking.
In the following cases, your vehicle may need more
stopping distance than a vehicle without the ABS:
• When driving on rough road surfaces, including
when driving on uneven surfaces, such as gravel or
snow.
• When tire chains are installed.
Driving
The brake pedal may pulsate slightly when the ABS is working. Keep holding the
pedal firmly down. On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very
hard before the ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately
if you are trying to stop on snow or ice.
NOTICE
The ABS may not function correctly if you use an
incorrect tire type and size.
You may hear a motor sound coming from the
engine compartment while system checks are being
performed immediately after starting the engine or
while driving. This is normal.
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uuBrakinguBrake Assist System
Brake Assist System
Designed to assist the driver by generating greater braking force when you depress
the brake pedal hard during emergency braking.
■ Brake assist system operation
Press the brake pedal firmly for more powerful braking.
When brake assist operates, the pedal may wiggle slightly and an operating noise
may be heard. This is normal. Keep holding the brake pedal firmly down.
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Parking Your Vehicle
When Stopped
1. Depress the brake pedal firmly with the shift lever in (D .
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Move the shift lever from (D to (P .
4. Turn off the engine.
1Parking Your Vehicle
Always set the parking brake firmly, in particular if you are parked on an incline.
1When Stopped
Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects,
such as dry grass, oil, or timber.
Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.
NOTICE
The following can damage the transmission:
• Depressing the accelerator and brake pedals
simultaneously.
• Holding the vehicle in place when facing uphill by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
• Moving the shift lever into (P before the vehicle
stops completely.
Raise the wiper arms when snow is expected.
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Multi-View Rear Camera
About Your Multi-View Rear Camera
Models with navigation system
1About Your Multi-View Rear Camera
For models with navigation system, see Navigation System Manual.
Models without navigation system
The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view. The display
automatically changes to the rear view when the shift lever is moved to (R .
■ Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area
Wide View Mode
Guidelines
Bumper
Driving
Camera
Approx. 20 inches (50 cm)
Tailgate Open Range
Approx. 39 inches (1 m)
Approx. 79 inches (2 m)
Normal View Mode
Top Down View Mode
Approx. 118 inches (3 m)
You can view three different camera angles on the rearview display. Press the
selector knob to switch the angle.
If the last used viewing mode is Wide or Normal, the same mode is selected the next
time you shift into (R . If Top view was last used, Wide mode is selected.
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The rear camera view is restricted. You cannot see
the corner ends of the bumper or what is underneath
the bumper. Its unique lens also makes objects
appear closer or farther than they actually are.
Visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing
up. Certain conditions (such as weather, lighting, and
high temperatures) may also restrict the rear view. Do
not rely on the rearview display which does not give
you all information about conditions at the back of
your vehicle.
If the camera lens is covered with dirt or moisture,
use a soft, moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free
of debris.
Refueling
Fuel Information
■ Fuel recommendation
1Fuel Information
Unleaded premium gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher
Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the
engine and will result in decreased engine performance.
Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage.
■ Top tier detergent gasoline
Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Acura
endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” where available to help
maintain the performance and reliability of your vehicle. TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline meets a new gasoline standard jointly established by leading automotive
manufacturers to meet the needs of today’s advanced engines.
Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely
affect performance, and cause the malfunction
indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on.
If this happens, contact a dealer for service. Some
gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as
ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on
oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol
by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol.
If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try
another service station or switch to another brand of
gasoline.
Driving
Qualifying gasoline retailers will, in most cases, identify their gasoline as having met
“TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” standards at the retail location. This fuel is
guaranteed to contain the proper level of detergent additives and be free of metallic
additives. The proper level of detergent additives, and absence of harmful metallic
additives in gasoline, help avoid build-up of deposits in your engine and emission
control system.
NOTICE
We recommend quality gasoline containing
detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and
engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain
good performance, fuel economy, and emissions
control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline
that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based
fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is
available.
For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on
gasoline that does not contain MMT, visit Acura Owners at owners.acura.com In
Canada, visit www.acura.ca for additional information on gasoline. For more
information on top tier gasoline, visit www.toptiergas.com.
■ Fuel tank capacity: 16 US gal (60.5 liters)
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uuRefuelinguHow to Refuel
How to Refuel
1. Stop your vehicle with the service station
pump on the left side of the vehicle in the
rear.
2. Turn off the engine.
3. Pull on the fuel fill door release handle
under the lower left corner of the
dashboard.
u The fuel fill door opens.
Pull
4. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. If you hear a
release of air, wait until this stops, then turn
the knob slowly to open the fuel fill cap.
1How to Refuel
3 WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
You can be burned or seriously injured
when handling fuel.
• Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks,
and flame away.
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
• Wipe up spills immediately.
The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in
the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result
of changes in air temperature.
Driving
Cap
Cap
Holder
5. Place the fuel fill cap in the holder.
6. Insert the filler nozzle fully.
u When the tank is full, the filler nozzle will
click off automatically. This leaves space
in the fuel tank in case the fuel expands
with a change in the temperature.
7. After filling, replace the fuel fill cap,
tightening it until you hear it click at least
once.
u Shut the fuel fill door by hand.
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If the fuel filler nozzle keeps turning off when the
tank is not full, there may be a problem with the
pump's fuel vapor recovery system. Try filling at
another pump. If this does not fix the problem,
consult a dealer.
Do not continue to add fuel after the nozzle has
automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed
the full tank capacity.
Fuel Economy
Improving Fuel Economy
Fuel economy depends on several conditions, including driving conditions, your
driving habits, the condition of your vehicle, and loading. Depending on these and
other conditions, you may or may not achieve the rated fuel economy of this vehicle.
■ Maintenance and Fuel Economy
You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle.
Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the
multi-information display.
• Use the recommended viscosity engine oil, displaying the API Certification Seal.
• Maintain the specified tire pressure.
• Do not load the vehicle with excess cargo.
• Keep your vehicle clean. A buildup of snow or mud on your vehicle's underside
adds weight and increases wind resistance.
1Improving Fuel Economy
Direct calculation is the recommended method to
determine actual fuel consumed while driving.
Miles driven
Gallons of
fuel
Miles per
Gallon
100
Liter
Kilometers
L per 100 km
In Canada, posted fuel economy numbers are
established following a simulated test. For more
information on how this test is performed, please visit
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/
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Accessories and Modifications
Accessories
When installing accessories, check the following:
• Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and
delay your reaction to driving conditions.
• Do not install any accessories over areas marked SRS Airbag, on the sides or backs
of the front seats, on front or side pillars, or near the side windows.
Accessories installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the
vehicle’s airbags or may be propelled into you or another occupant if the airbags
deploy.
• Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits or interfere with
proper operation of your vehicle.
2 Fuses P. 339
• Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for
assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation.
Driving
Modifications
Do not modify your vehicle or use non-Acura components that can affect its
handling, stability, and reliability.
Overall vehicle performance can be affected. Always make sure all equipment is
properly installed and maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province,
territory, and local regulations.
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1Accessories and Modifications
3 WARNING
Improper accessories or modifications can
affect your vehicle's handling, stability, and
performance, and cause a crash in which
you can be seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this owner's
manual regarding accessories and
modifications.
Acura Genuine accessories are recommended to
ensure proper operation on your vehicle.
Maintenance
This chapter discusses basic maintenance.
Before Performing Maintenance
Inspection and Maintenance ............ 268
Safety When Performing Maintenance..... 269
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance
Service ........................................... 270
Maintenance MinderTM ..................... 271
Maintenance Under the Hood
Maintenance Items Under the Hood..... 275
Opening the Hood ........................... 276
Recommended Engine Oil ................ 277
Oil Check ......................................... 278
Adding Engine Oil ............................ 279
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter ..... 280
Engine Coolant ................................ 282
Transmission Fluid............................ 284
Brake Fluid....................................... 285
Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 286
Replacing Light Bulbs ....................... 287
Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades.... 297
Checking and Maintaining Tires
Checking Tires ................................. 301
Tire and Loading Information Label ...... 302
Tire Labeling .................................... 302
Tire and Wheel Replacement ........... 307
Tire Rotation.................................... 308
Winter Tires ..................................... 309
Battery............................................... 310
Remote Transmitter Care
Replacing the Button Battery ........... 311
Climate Control System Maintenance .....312
Cleaning
Interior Care .................................... 313
Exterior Care.................................... 315
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles).......304
Wear Indicators................................ 306
Tire Service Life ................................ 306
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Before Performing Maintenance
Inspection and Maintenance
For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in
effect.) Refer to the separate maintenance booklet for detailed maintenance and
inspection information.
■ Types of Inspection and Maintenance
■ Daily inspections
Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when
refueling.
■ Periodic inspections
• Check the automatic transmission fluid level monthly.
2 Automatic Transmission Fluid P. 284
• Check the brake fluid level monthly.
2 Checking the Brake Fluid P. 285
Maintenance
• Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
U.S. models
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of
emissions control devices and systems may be
done by any automotive repair establishment or
individuals using parts that are “certified” to
EPA standards.
According to state and federal regulations, failure to
perform maintenance on the maintenance main
items marked with # will not void your emissions
warranties. However, all maintenance services should
be performed in accordance with the intervals
indicated by the multi-information display.
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 273
If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a
subscription to the Service Express website at
www.techinfo.honda.com.
2 Authorized Manuals P. 355
2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 301
• Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.
2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 287
• Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.
2 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 297
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1Inspection and Maintenance
If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.
After performing maintenance, update the records in
the separate maintenance booklet.
uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety When Performing Maintenance
Safety When Performing Maintenance
Some of the most important safety precautions are given here.
However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in
performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform
a given task.
■ Maintenance Safety
• To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.
• Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.
u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them causing a fire.
• To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not
gasoline.
• Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or
compressed air.
• Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.
u Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.
1Safety When Performing Maintenance
3 WARNING
Improperly maintaining this vehicle or
failing to correct a problem before driving
can cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the inspection and
maintenance recommendations according
to the schedules in this owner's manual.
3 WARNING
Failure to properly follow maintenance
instructions and precautions can cause you
to be seriously hurt or killed.
• The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.
u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and
the engine is off.
• Be aware that hot parts can burn you.
u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before
touching vehicle parts.
• Be aware that moving parts can injure you.
u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away
from moving parts.
Maintenance
Always follow the procedures and
precautions in this owner's manual.
■ Vehicle Safety
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uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuParts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service
The use of Acura genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and
servicing your vehicle. Acura genuine parts are manufactured according to the same
high quality standards used in Acura vehicles.
Maintenance
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Maintenance MinderTM
If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages
appear on the multi-information display every time you set the power mode to ON.
The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your
vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.
To Use Maintenance MinderTM
■ Displaying the Engine Oil Life
1Displaying the Engine Oil Life
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press the
/
button repeatedly until the engine oil life appears on the
multi-information display.
Remaining Engine Oil Life
Button
Displayed Engine Oil
Life (%)
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
15
10
5
0
Calculated Engine Oil
Life (%)
100 to 91
90 to 81
80 to 71
70 to 61
60 to 51
50 to 41
40 to 31
30 to 21
20 to 16
15 to 11
10 to 6
5 to 1
0
Maintenance
/
Based on the engine operating conditions, the
remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed
as a percentage.
There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you
can view on the multi-information display.
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 273
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uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM
■ Maintenance Minder Messages on the Multi-Information
Display
Maintenance
Maintenance Message
Oil Life Display
Explanation
Information
SERVICE DUE SOON
15%
The remaining engine oil life is 15 to
6 percent. Once you switch the
display by pressing the
/
(information) button, this message
will go off.
The engine oil is approaching the end
of its service life, and the maintenance
items should be inspected and serviced
soon.
SERVICE DUE NOW
5%
The remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 The engine oil has almost reached the
percent. Press the
/
button end of its service life, and the
maintenance items should be inspected
to switch to another display.
and serviced as soon as possible.
SERVICE PAST DUE
Negative Distance
The system message indicator (
The remaining engine oil life has
The engine oil life has passed.
passed its service life, and a negative The maintenance items must be
inspected and serviced immediately.
distance appears after driving over
10 miles (U.S. models) or 10 km
(Canadian models). Press the
/
button to switch to another
display.
) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message.
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uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM
■ Maintenance Service Items
1Maintenance Service Items
• Independent of the Maintenance Minder
System Message Indicator
Maintenance Minder Message
information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
• Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
• Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if
they are noisy.
Main
Item
Sub Items
CODE
A
B
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*1: If the message SERVICE does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the
engine oil every year.
# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.
*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and
from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
CODE
1
2
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3
4
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5
6
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Maintenance Sub Items
Rotate tires
Replace air cleaner element*2
Replace dust and pollen filter*3
Inspect drive belt
Replace transmission and transfer fluid *
Replace spark plugs
Replace timing belt and inspect water pump*4
Inspect valve clearance
Replace engine coolant
Replace rear differential fluid *
Maintenance
●
Maintenance Main Items
Replace engine oil*1
Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter
Inspect front and rear brakes, service as necessary
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect driveshaft boots
Inspect brake hoses and lines (Including ABS/VSA)
Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
Inspect exhaust system#
Inspect fuel lines and connections#
*4: If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110 °F, 43 °C), in very low temperatures (under 20 °F, -29 °C), or tow a trailer, replace every 60,000 miles/100,000 km.
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uuMaintenance MinderTM uTo Use Maintenance MinderTM
■ Resetting the Display
1Resetting the Display
Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service.
Maintenance Item Codes
Engine Oil Life
/
Button
SEL/RESET
Button
Maintenance
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Select CUSTOMIZE SETTINGS using the
/
button, then press the SEL/
RESET button.
3. Select MAINTENANCE INFO. using the
/
button, then press the SEL/
RESET button.
4. Select RESET using the
/
button, then press the SEL/RESET button.
u The service code will disappear and the engine oil life display will return to
100%.
To cancel the oil life reset mode, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button.
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NOTICE
Failure to reset the engine oil life after a maintenance
service results in the system showing incorrect
maintenance intervals, which can lead to serious
mechanical problems.
The dealer will reset the engine oil life display after
completing the required maintenance service. If
someone other than a dealer performs maintenance
service, reset the engine oil life display yourself.
Maintenance Under the Hood
Maintenance Items Under the Hood
Brake Fluid
(Black Cap)
Engine Oil Fill Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
(Orange Loop)
Engine Coolant
Reserve Tank
Battery
Washer Fluid
(Blue Cap)
Maintenance
Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Dipstick (Yellow Loop)
Radiator Cap
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduOpening the Hood
Opening the Hood
Hood Release Handle
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set
the parking brake.
2. Pull the hood release handle under the
lower left corner of the dashboard.
u The hood will pop up slightly.
Pull
1Opening the Hood
NOTICE
Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are
raised.
The hood will strike the wipers, and may damage
either the hood or the wipers.
When closing the hood, check that the hood is
securely latched.
3. Push up the hood latch lever in the center
of the hood to release the lock mechanism,
and open the hood.
Lever
Maintenance
Support Rod
Grip
Clamp
4. Remove the support rod from the clamp
using the grip. Mount the support rod in
the hood.
When closing, remove the support rod, and
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the
hood. Remove your hand at a height of
approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the
hood close.
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If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can
open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch
mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.
uuMaintenance Under the HooduRecommended Engine Oil
Recommended Engine Oil
• Genuine Acura Motor Oil
• Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the
container.
Oil is a major contributor to your engine's
performance and longevity. If you drive the
vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil,
the engine may fail or be damaged.
1Recommended Engine Oil
Engine Oil Additives
Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact,
they may adversely affect the engine performance
and durability.
This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving
and that it meets the American Petroleum
Institute’s latest requirements.
Use a Genuine Acura Motor Oil or another
commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for
the ambient temperature as shown.
Maintenance
Ambient Temperature
■ Synthetic oil
You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal
and is the specified viscosity grade.
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduOil Check
Oil Check
We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel.
Park the vehicle on level ground.
Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the
oil.
1. Remove the dipstick (orange loop).
2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or
paper towel.
3. Insert the dipstick back all the way into its
hole.
4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the
level. It should be between the upper and
lower marks. Add oil if necessary.
Maintenance
Upper Mark
Lower Mark
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1Oil Check
If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly
add oil being careful not to overfill.
uuMaintenance Under the HooduAdding Engine Oil
Adding Engine Oil
1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap.
2. Add oil slowly.
3. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten
it securely.
4. Wait for three minutes and recheck the
engine oil dipstick.
Engine Oil
Fill Cap
1Adding Engine Oil
If any oil spills, wipe it up immediately. Spilled oil may
damage the engine compartment components.
NOTICE
Do not fill the engine oil above the upper mark.
Overfilling the engine oil can result in leaks and
engine damage.
Maintenance
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the
engine's lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly.
Change the oil and filter in accordance with the maintenance message on the multiinformation display.
1. Run the engine until it reaches normal
operating temperature, and then turn the
Drain Bolt
engine off.
2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil
fill cap.
3. Remove the drain bolt and washer from
the bottom of the engine, and drain the
Washer
oil into a suitable container.
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1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
NOTICE
You may damage the environment if you do not
dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are
changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of
the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take
it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away
into a garbage can or onto the ground.
uuMaintenance Under the HooduChanging the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
Oil Filter
1Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
You will need a special wrench to replace the oil
filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer.
When installing the new oil filter, follow the
instructions supplied with the oil filter.
Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The
low oil pressure indicator should go off within five
seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check
your work.
Maintenance
4. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the
remaining oil.
5. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to
the engine contact surface.
u If it is stuck, you must detach it.
6. Wipe away dirt and dust adhering to the
contact surface of the engine block, and
install a new oil filter.
u Apply a light coat of new engine oil to
the oil filter rubber seal.
7. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then
reinstall the drain bolt.
u Tightening torque:
29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)
8. Pour the recommended engine oil into the
engine.
u Engine oil change capacity (including
filter):
4.5 US qt (4.3 L)
9. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely
and start the engine.
10. Run the engine for a few minutes, and
then check that there is no leak from the
drain bolt or oil filter.
11. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes,
and then check the oil level on the
dipstick.
u If necessary, add more engine oil.
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Coolant
Engine Coolant
Specified coolant: Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2
This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any
straight antifreeze or water.
We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel. Check the
reserve tank first. If it is completely empty, also check the coolant level in the
radiator. Add the engine coolant accordingly.
■ Reserve Tank
1. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve
tank.
Reserve
Tank
MAX
1Engine Coolant
NOTICE
If temperatures consistently below -22°F (-30°C) are
expected, the coolant mixture should be changed to
a higher concentration. Consult a dealer for more
information.
If Acura antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may
use another major brand non-silicate coolant as a
temporary replacement. Check that it is a high quality
coolant recommended for aluminum engines.
Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result
in corrosion, causing the cooling system to
malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed
and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as
possible.
Do not add rust inhibitors or other additives to your
vehicle's cooling system. They may not be compatible
with the coolant or with the engine components.
Maintenance
MIN
2. If the coolant level is below the MIN mark,
add the specified coolant until it reaches
the MAX mark.
3. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduEngine Coolant
■ Radiator
1Radiator
Radiator Cap
1. Make sure the engine and radiator are
cool.
2. Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise and
relieve any pressure in the coolant system.
Do not push the cap down when turning.
3. Push down and turn the radiator cap
counterclockwise to remove it.
4. The coolant level should be up to the base
of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low.
5. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it
fully.
6. Pour coolant into the reserve tank until it
reaches the MAX mark. Put the cap back
on the reserve tank.
3 WARNING
Removing the radiator cap while the
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray
out, seriously scalding you.
Always let the engine and radiator cool
down before removing the radiator cap.
NOTICE
Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can
damage components in the engine compartment.
Maintenance
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduTransmission Fluid
Transmission Fluid
■ Automatic Transmission Fluid
1Automatic Transmission Fluid
Specified fluid: Acura Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF DW-1
Maintenance
Check the fluid level when the engine is at normal operating temperature.
1. Park on level ground, and start the engine.
2. Wait until the radiator fan starts and then
turn off the engine.
u Perform step 3 after waiting for about 60
seconds (less than 90 seconds).
3. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the
Upper Mark
transmission and wipe it with a clean cloth.
HOT
Range
Lower Mark
4. Insert the dipstick all the way back into the
transmission securely, as shown in the
image.
5. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid
level.
u It should be between the upper and
lower marks in the HOT range.
6. If the level is below the lower mark, add
fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the
level between the upper and lower marks,
and have your vehicle checked by a dealer
immediately.
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NOTICE
Do not mix Acura Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATF DW-1 with other transmission fluids.
Using a transmission fluid other than Acura ATF
DW-1 may adversely affect the operation and
durability of your vehicle's transmission, and damage
the transmission.
Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that
is not equivalent to Acura ATF DW-1 is not covered
by Acura's new vehicle warranty.
NOTICE
Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can
damage components in the engine compartment.
uuMaintenance Under the HooduBrake Fluid
Brake Fluid
1Brake Fluid
Specified fluid: Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3
NOTICE
■ Checking the Brake Fluid
The fluid level should be between the MIN
and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.
Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your
vehicle's braking system and can cause extensive
damage.
If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should
use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed
container as a temporary replacement.
MAX
MIN
Using any non-Acura brake fluid can cause corrosion
and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the
brake system flushed and refilled with Acura Heavy
Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.
Brake Reservoir
If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark,
have a dealer inspect for leaks or worn brake pads as
soon as possible.
Maintenance
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uuMaintenance Under the HooduRefilling Window Washer Fluid
Refilling Window Washer Fluid
Check the amount of window washer fluid using the 1/2 mark on the reservoir.
If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir.
NOTICE
Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water
solution in the windshield washer reservoir.
Antifreeze can damage your vehicle's paint. A
vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield
washer pump.
1/2 Mark
Models with washer level sensor
If the washer fluid is low, a message appears on the multi-information display.
Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.
Maintenance
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1Refilling Window Washer Fluid
Replacing Light Bulbs
Headlight Bulbs
When replacing, use the following bulbs.
High beam headlight:
Low beam headlight:
1Headlight Bulbs
60 W (HB3)
55W (H11 for halogen bulb type)
35W (D2S for high voltage discharge type)
NOTICE
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit.
Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause
the bulb to overheat and shatter.
■ High Beam Headlight
Bulb
1. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
2. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.
3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight
assembly and turn it to the right.
4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the
bulb.
Coupler
The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry
heavy items in the cargo area or tow a trailer, have
the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified
technician.
When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its base,
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.
Tab
Models with high voltage discharge tube bulbs
High voltage can remain in the circuit for a long period of time after the light is
switched off. Do not attempt to inspect or replace the high voltage discharge type
bulbs yourself. Ask a dealer to inspect and replace low beam headlights.
Maintenance
■ Low Beam Headlights
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuHeadlight Bulbs
Models with halogen low beam headlight bulbs
■ Low Beam Headlights
Cover
1. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
2. Rotate the cover to the left to remove.
3. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.
4. Insert a new bulb into the headlight
assembly and turn it to the right.
Tab
Coupler
5. Reinstall and rotate the cover to the right.
6. Insert the coupler into the connector of the
cover.
Bulb
Tab
Maintenance
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFog Light Bulbs *
Fog Light Bulbs *
When replacing, use the following bulbs.
1Fog Light Bulbs *
Fog Light: 55 W (H11)
Clip
NOTICE
1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the
opposite side from the fog light being
replaced.
Passenger side: Turn the steering wheel to
the left.
Driver side: Turn the steering wheel to the
right.
2. Remove the holding clip, and pull the inner
fender back.
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration,
or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to
overheat and shatter.
The fog lights are halogen bulbs.
When replacing a bulb, handle it by its plastic case,
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.
Maintenance
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuSide Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs
Bulb
3. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
4. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.
5. Insert new bulb.
1Fog Light Bulbs *
Insert a flat-tip screwdriver, lift and remove the
central pin to remove the clip.
Central pin
Coupler
Tab
Insert the clip with the central pin raised, and push
until it is flat.
Maintenance
Push until the
pin is flat.
Side Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs
Door mirrors have the side turn lights. Have an authorized Acura dealer inspect and
replace the light bulbs.
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFront Turn Signal/Parking Light and Front Side Marker Light Bulbs
Front Turn Signal/Parking Light and Front Side
Marker Light Bulbs
When replacing, use the following bulbs.
Front Turn Signal/Parking Light: 28/8 W (Amber)
Front Side Marker Light: 5W (Amber)
Socket
Bulb
1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the
opposite side from the light being replaced.
Passenger side:Turn the steering wheel to
the left.
Driver side:Turn the steering wheel to the
right.
2. Remove the holding clips, and pull the inner
fender back.
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Bulb
Socket
3. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.
4. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.
Maintenance
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuBrake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs
Brake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and
Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs
When replacing, use the following bulbs.
Rear Side Marker/Brake/Taillight: 21/5 W
Rear Turn Signal Light: 21 W
1. Remove the cover by prying on the edge
using a flat-tip screwdriver.
u Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth
to prevent scratches.
Bolts
2. Use a Phillip-head screwdriver to remove
the bolts.
3. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar.
Maintenance
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuBrake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light and Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs
4. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.
Remove the old bulb.
5. Insert a new bulb.
Bulb
Socket
Guide
6. Reinstall the light assembly by sliding it on
to the guide on the body.
Maintenance
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuBack-Up Light and Taillight Bulbs
Back-Up Light and Taillight Bulbs
When replacing, use the following bulbs.
Back-Up Light: 16W
Taillight: 3CP
1. Remove the cover by prying on the edge
using a flat-tip screwdriver.
u Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth
to prevent scratches.
Bulb
2. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.
Remove the old bulb.
3. Insert a new bulb.
Maintenance
Socket
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuRear License Plate Light Bulb
Rear License Plate Light Bulb
When replacing, use the following bulb.
Rear License Plate Light: 5W
1. Remove the cover by prying on the edge
using a flat-tip screwdriver.
u Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth
to prevent scratches.
Tab
2. Push the tabs to remove the coupler.
3. Remove the old bulb.
4. Insert a new bulb.
Maintenance
Bulb
Tab
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuHigh-Mount Brake Light Bulb
High-Mount Brake Light Bulb
When replacing, use the following bulb.
High-Mount Brake Light: 16 W
1. Remove the lens segment by prying on the
edge using a flat-tip screwdriver.
u Wrap the flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth
to prevent scratches.
Lens Segment
Screw
Bulb
2. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.
3. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.
Maintenance
Socket
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Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades
Checking Wiper Blades
If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks and the metal wiper
arm may scratch the window glass.
Changing the Front Wiper Blade Rubber
1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the
passenger side.
1Changing the Front Wiper Blade Rubber
NOTICE
Avoid dropping the wiper arm; it may damage the
windshield.
Lock Tab
2. Place a cloth on the edge of the lock tab.
Push the lock tab up with a flat-tip screw
driver.
3. Slide the blade from the wiper arm.
Maintenance
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uuChecking and Maintaining Wiper BladesuChanging the Front Wiper Blade Rubber
4. Slide the wiper blade out from its holder by
pulling the tabbed end out.
Blade
Top
Retainer
Blade
Maintenance
Indent
Tab
5. Remove the retainers from the rubber blade
that has been removed, and mount to a
new rubber blade.
u Correctly align the rubber protrusion and
the retainer grooves.
6. Slide the new wiper blade onto the holder
from the bottom end.
u The tab on the holder should fit in the
indent of the wiper blade.
7. Slide the wiper blade onto the wiper arm,
then push down the lock tab.
8. Lower the passenger side wiper arm first,
then the driver side.
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uuChecking and Maintaining Wiper BladesuChanging the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber
Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber
1. Raise the wiper arm off.
1Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber
NOTICE
Avoid dropping the wiper arm; it may damage the
windshield.
2. Slide the wiper blade out from the end with
the indent.
Blade
Maintenance
3. Remove the retainers from wiper blade and
mount to a new rubber blade.
Retainer
Rubber
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uuChecking and Maintaining Wiper BladesuChanging the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber
4. Slide the wiper blade onto the holder.
u Make sure it is engaged correctly, then
install the wiper blade assembly onto the
wiper arm.
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Checking and Maintaining Tires
Checking Tires
To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.
■ Inflation guidelines
Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort.
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specification’s page for the specified pressure.
Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and
are more likely to fail from overheating.
Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards,
and wear unevenly.
Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the
others, check the pressure with a tire gauge.
■ Inspection guidelines
Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems.
Look for:
• Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts,
splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.
• Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.
• Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.
• Excessive tread wear.
3 WARNING
Using tires that are excessively worn or
improperly inflated can cause a crash in
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this owner’s
manual regarding tire inflation and
maintenance.
Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If
necessary, add or release air until the specified
pressure is reached.
If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as
4–6 psi (30–40 kPa, 0.3–0.4 kgf/cm2) higher than if
checked when cold.
Have a dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent
vibration while driving. New tires and any that have
been removed and reinstalled should be properly
balanced.
Maintenance
At least once a month and before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in
all tires, including the spare. Even tires in good condition can lose 1 to 2 psi (10 to
20 kPa, 0.1 to 0.2 kgf/cm2) per month.
1Checking Tires
2 Wear Indicators P. 306
• Cracks or other damage around valve stem.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire and Loading Information Label
Tire and Loading Information Label
The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading
information.
Label
Example
1Tire and Loading Information Label
The tire and loading information label attached to the
driver’s doorjamb contains:
a The number of people your vehicle can carry.
b The total weight your vehicle can carry. Do not
exceed this weight.
c The original tire sizes for front, rear, and spare.
d The proper cold tire pressure for front, rear, and
spare.
Tire Labeling
Example
Tire Size
Tire
Identification
Number (TIN)
The tires that came on your vehicle have a
number of markings. Those you should be
aware of are described below.
Maintenance
Maximum
Tire Load
Maximum
Tire Pressure
Tire Size
■ Tire Sizes
Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size.
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1Tire Sizes
Following is an example of tire size with an
explanation of what each component means.
P235/60R18 102V
P: Vehicle type (P indicates passenger vehicle).
235: Tire width in millimeters.
60: Aspect ratio (the tire’s section height as a
percentage of its width).
R: Tire construction code (R indicates radial).
18: Rim diameter in inches.
102: Load index (a numerical code associated with
the maximum load the tire can carry).
V: Speed symbol (an alphabetical code indicating the
maximum speed rating).
uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Labeling
■ Tire Identification Number (TIN)
1Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like
the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.
■ Glossary of Tire Terminology
Year
Week
Maintenance
Cold Tire Pressure – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at
least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Load Rating – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given
inflation pressure.
Maximum Inflation Pressure – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can
hold.
Maximum Load Rating – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum
permissible inflation pressure for that tire.
Recommended Inflation Pressure – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended
by the manufacturer.
Treadwear Indicators (TWI) – Means the projections within the principal grooves
designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread.
DOT B97R FW6X 2209
DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all
requirements of the U.S. Department of
Transportation.
B97R: Manufacturer's identification mark.
FW6X: Tire type code.
22 09: Date of manufacture.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuDOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)
The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety
Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction,
and temperature performance according to Department of
Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these
gradings.
■ Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
Maintenance
■ Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150
would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however,
and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in
driving habits, service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
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1Uniform Tire Quality Grading
For example:
Treadwear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A
All passenger car tires must conform
to Federal Safety Requirements in
addition to these grades.
uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuDOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)
■ Traction
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement
as measured under controlled conditions on specified
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked
C may have poor traction performance.
1Traction
■ Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high
temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and
reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which
all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels
of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum
required by law.
1Temperature
Warning: The traction grade
assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests,
and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak
traction characteristics.
Warning: The temperature grade for
this tire is established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading,
either separately or in combination,
can cause heat buildup and possible
tire failure.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuWear Indicators
Wear Indicators
Example of a Wear
Indicator mark
The groove where the wear indicator is
located is 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) shallower than
elsewhere on the tire. If the tread has worn so
that the indicator is exposed, replace the tire.
Worn out tires have poor traction on wet
roads.
Tire Service Life
The life of your tires is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road
conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and
environmental conditions (even when the tires are not in use).
Maintenance
In addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is
recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five
years old. All tires, including the spare, should be removed from service after 10 years
from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire and Wheel Replacement
Tire and Wheel Replacement
Replace your tires with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and
maximum cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire’s sidewall). Using tires of a
different size or construction can cause the ABS, VSA® (vehicle stability assist), hill
start assist, and the AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with intelligent control system * to work
incorrectly.
It is best to replace all four tires at the same time. If that isn’t possible, replace the
front or rear tires in pairs.
If you replace a wheel, only use TPMS specified wheels approved for your vehicle.
1Tire and Wheel Replacement
3 WARNING
Installing improper tires on your vehicle can
affect handling and stability. This can cause
a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or
killed.
Always use the size and type of tires
recommended in this owner’s manual.
Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Rotation
Tire Rotation
Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the multi-information
display helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire life.
■ Tires without rotation marks
Rotate the tires as shown here.
Front
1Tire Rotation
Tires with directional tread patterns should only be
rotated front to back (not from one side to the other).
Directional tires should be mounted with the rotation
indication mark facing forward, as shown below.
FRONT
Rotation Mark
■ Tires with rotation marks
Rotate the tires as shown here.
Maintenance
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuWinter Tires
Winter Tires
If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount all season marked “M+S” tires, snow
tires, or tire chains; reduce speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles
when driving.
Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent
skidding.
1Winter Tires
3 WARNING
Using the wrong chains, or not properly
installing chains, can damage the brake
lines and cause a crash in which you can be
seriously injured or killed.
Use tire chains, snow tires, or all season tires when necessary or according to the law.
Follow all instructions in this owner's
manual regarding the selection and use of
tire chains.
When mounting, refer to the following points.
For winter tires:
• Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tires.
• Mount the tires to all four wheels.
For tire chains:
• Install them on the front tires only.
• Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, we strongly recommend using the
chains listed below:
• Follow the chain manufacturer's instruction when installing. Mount them as
tightly as you can.
• Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension.
• Drive slowly.
When tire chains are mounted, follow the chain
manufacturer's instructions regarding vehicle
operational limits.
If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
aware that these tires are not designed for winter
driving conditions. For more information, contact a
dealer.
Maintenance
Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain TC2212MM
NOTICE
Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly
installed can damage your vehicle's brake lines,
suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are
hitting any part of the vehicle.
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Battery
Checking the Battery
Check the battery terminals for corrosion monthly.
1Battery
3 WARNING
If your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead:
• The audio system is disabled.
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen
gas during normal operation.
2 Reactivating the audio system P. 160
• The clock resets.
A spark or flame can cause the battery to
explode with enough force to kill or
seriously hurt you.
2 Setting the Clock P. 96
• The navigation system * is disabled.
2 Refer to navigation system manual
Charging the Battery
Disconnect both battery cables to prevent damaging your vehicle's electrical system.
Always disconnect the negative (–) cable first, and reconnect it last.
When conducting any battery
maintenance, wear protective clothing and
a face shield, or have a skilled technician do
it.
Maintenance
WARNING: Battery post, terminals,
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.
When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals
by applying a baking powder and water solution.
Rinse the terminals with water. Cloth/towel dry the
battery. Coat the terminals with grease to help
prevent future corrosion.
When replacing the battery, the replacement must be
of the same specifications.
Please consult a dealer for more information.
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Remote Transmitter Care
Replacing the Button Battery
If the indicator does not come on when the button is pressed, replace the battery.
Battery type: CR2032
NOTICE
1. Remove the built-in key.
An improperly disposed of battery can damage the
environment. Always confirm local regulations for
battery disposal.
Replacement batteries are commercially available or
at a dealer.
Press
Battery
1Replacing the Button Battery
2. Remove the upper half by carefully prying
on the edge with a coin.
u Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent
scratching the transmitter.
3. Make sure to replace the battery with the
correct polarity.
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Climate Control System Maintenance
Dust and Pollen Filter
The climate control system is equipped with a dust and pollen filter that collects
pollen, dust, and other debris in the air. The Maintenance MinderTM messages will let
you know when to replace the filter.
We recommend that you replace the dust and pollen filter sooner when using your
vehicle in areas with high concentrations of dust.
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1Dust and Pollen Filter
If the airflow from the climate control system
deteriorates noticeably, and the windows fog up
easily, the filter may need to be replaced. Please
contact a dealer for replacement.
Cleaning
Interior Care
Use a damp cloth with a mixture of mild detergent and warm water to remove dirt.
Use a clean cloth to remove detergent residue.
■ Cleaning Seat Belts
Use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean the seat belts.
Let the belts air dry. Wipe the openings of the seat belt anchors using a clean cloth.
Opening
1Interior Care
Do not spill liquids inside the vehicle.
Electrical devices and systems may malfunction if
liquids are splashed on them.
Do not use silicone based sprays on electrical devices
such as audio devices and switches.
Doing so may cause the items to malfunction or a fire
inside the vehicle.
If a silicone based spray is inadvertently used on
electrical devices, consult a dealer.
Depending on their composition, chemicals and
liquid aromatics may cause discoloration, wrinkles,
and cracking to resin-based parts and textiles.
Do not use alkali solvents or organic solvents such as
benzene or gasoline.
Maintenance
After using chemicals, make sure to gently wipe them
off using a dry cloth.
Do not place used cloths on top of resin based parts
or textiles for long periods of time without washing.
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uuCleaninguInterior Care
■ Floor Mats
Unlock
Lock
1Floor Mats
The front floor mats hook over the floor
anchors, which keep the mats from sliding
forward. To remove a mat for cleaning, turn
the anchor knobs to the unlock position.
When reinstalling the mat after cleaning, turn
the knobs to the lock position.
Do not put additional floor mats on top of
the anchored mat.
■ Maintaining Genuine Leather
Vacuum dirt and dust from the leather frequently. Pay close attention to the pleats
and seams. Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a 90% water and
10% neutral soap solution. Then buff it with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any dust or
dirt on leather surfaces immediately.
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If you use any floor mats that were not originally
provided with your vehicle, make sure they are
designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and
are securely anchored by the floor anchors.
Position the rear seat floor mats properly. If they are
not properly positioned, the floor mats can interfere
with the front seat functions.
uuCleaninguExterior Care
Exterior Care
Dust off the vehicle body after you drive.
Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a
painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it.
■ Washing the Vehicle
1Washing the Vehicle
Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following
conditions:
• If driving on roads with road salt.
• If driving in coastal areas.
• If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.
Do not spray water into the air intake vents. It can
cause a malfunction.
■ Using an Automated Car Wash
Fold in the door mirrors.
Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated car wash.
Air Intake Vents
■ Using High Pressure Cleaners
Maintenance
• Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body.
• Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to
enter the vehicle interior.
• Do not spray high pressure water directly into the engine compartment. Instead,
use low pressure water and a mild detergent.
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■ Applying Wax
1Applying Wax
A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the
elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the
elements, so reapply as necessary.
■ Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts
If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they
may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and
clean water.
■ Cleaning the Window
1Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts
Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when
you want to repair the painted surface of the parts
made of resin.
1Cleaning the Window
Wires are mounted to the inside of the rear window.
Wipe along the same direction as the wires with a
soft cloth so as not to damage them.
Wipe using a glass cleaner.
■ Maintaining Aluminum Wheels
Maintenance
Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road
contaminants. Use a sponge and mild detergent to wipe away promptly.
Be careful not to use harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or
a stiff brush. They can damage the clear coat of the aluminum alloy wheels that
helps keep the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing.
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NOTICE
Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage
the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe up
spills immediately.
uuCleaninguExterior Care
■ Fogged Exterior Light Lenses
The inside lenses of exterior lights (headlights, brake lights, etc.) may fog temporarily
if you have driven in the rain, or after the vehicle has been run through a car wash.
Dew condensation also may build up inside the lenses when there is a significant
enough difference between the ambient and inside lens temperatures (similar to
vehicle windows fogging up in rainy conditions).
These conditions are natural processes, not structural design problems in the
exterior lights.
Lens design characteristics may result in moisture developing on the light lens frame
surfaces. This also is not a malfunction.
However, if you see large amounts water accumulation, or large water drops
building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.
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Handling the Unexpected
This chapter explains how to handle unexpected troubles.
Tools
Types of Tools .................................. 320
If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a Flat Tire ......................... 321
Engine Does Not Start
Checking the Engine ........................ 327
If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is
Weak ............................................. 328
Emergency Engine Stop ................... 329
Jump Starting.................................... 330
Shift Lever Does Not Move .............. 332
Overheating
How to Handle Overheating............. 333
Indicator, Coming On/Blinking
If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes
On ............................................. 335
If the Charging System Indicator Comes
On ................................................. 335
If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes
On or Blinks ................................... 336
If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System
Indicator Comes On ...............................337
If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator
Comes On or Blinks ....................... 338
Fuses
Fuse Locations ................................. 339
Inspecting and Changing Fuses........ 341
Emergency Towing........................... 342
When You Cannot Open the Tailgate..... 343
If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes
On ....................................................337
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Tools
Types of Tools
1Types of Tools
The tools are stored in the luggage area.
Jack
Wheel Nut Wrench/
Jack Handle
Jack Handle Bar
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If a Tire Goes Flat
Changing a Flat Tire
If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually
to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact
spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size tire repaired or
replaced.
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever to (P .
3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
(LOCK).
1Changing a Flat Tire
Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact
spare. It should be set to the specified pressure.
Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2)
When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the
vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with
a full-size tire as soon as possible.
Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire.
If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of
the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact
spare tire. Remove the flat front tire and replace it
with the full-size tire that was removed from the rear.
Mount the tire chains on the front tire.
Do not use a puncture-repairing agent on a flat tire,
as it can damage the tire pressure sensor.
Handling the Unexpected
The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are
specifically for this model. Do not use them with
another vehicle. Do not use another type of compact
spare tire or wheel with your vehicle.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
■ Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire
1. Open the cargo area floor lid.
Handling the Unexpected
2. Take the wheel nut wrench and jack handle
bar out of the cargo area.
Spare Tire
3. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the
spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tire.
4. Take the jack out of the spare tire area.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
5. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear
of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.
The tire to be replaced.
Wheel
Blocks
7. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn
using the wheel nut wrench.
Handling the Unexpected
6. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up)
under the vehicle body, near the tire that
needs to be replaced.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
■ How to Set Up the Jack
1How to Set Up the Jack
1. Place the jack under the jacking point
closest to the tire to be changed.
3 WARNING
The vehicle can easily roll off the jack,
seriously injuring anyone underneath.
Follow the directions for changing a tire
exactly, and never get under the vehicle
when it is supported only by the jack.
Handling the Unexpected
2. Turn the end bracket (as shown in the
image) clockwise until the top of the jack
contacts the jacking point.
u Make sure that the jacking point tab is
resting in the jack notch.
3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar
and the jack handle, until the tire is off the
ground.
Jack
Handle
Bar
Wheel Nut Wrench as Jack Handle
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Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the
vehicle.
Use the jack provided in your vehicle.
Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or
may not fit the jacking point.
The following instructions must be followed to use
the jack safely:
• Do not use while the engine is running.
• Use only where the ground is firm and level.
• Use only at the jacking points.
• Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.
• Do not put anything on top of or underneath the
jack.
uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
■ Replacing the Flat Tire
1Replacing the Flat Tire
1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.
Handling the Unexpected
2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel
with a clean cloth.
3. Mount the compact spare tire.
4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the
lips around the mounting holes, then stop
rotating.
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra
torque using your foot or a pipe.
5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack.
Tighten the wheel nuts in the order
indicated in the image. Go around,
tightening the nuts, two to three times in
this order.
Wheel nut torque:
80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m)
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■ Storing the Flat Tire
Wing
Bolt
For normal tire
Spacer
Cone
For compact spare tire
1Storing the Flat Tire
Handling the Unexpected
1. Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s
end bracket to lock it in place.
2. Remove the center cap.
3. Place the flat tire face up in the spare tire
well.
4. Remove the spacer cone from the wing bolt
for the spare tire, and insert the wing bolt
for the normal tire back on the bolt. Secure
the flat tire with the wing bolt.
5. Securely store the wheel nut wrench and
jack handle bar back in the cargo area.
■ TPMS and the Spare Tire
1TPMS and the Spare Tire
If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator
comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the
indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on. CHECK TPMS
SYSTEM appears on the multi-information display, but this is normal.
If you replace the tire with a specified regular tire, the warning message on the
multi-information display and the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will go off after
a few miles (kilometers).
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3 WARNING
Loose items can fly around the interior in a
crash and can seriously injure the
occupants.
Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely
before driving.
The system cannot monitor the pressure of the spare
tire. Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure
that it is correct.
Use the TPMS specific wheels. Each is equipped with
a tire pressure sensor mounted inside the tire behind
the valve stem.
Engine Does Not Start
Checking the Engine
If the engine does not start, check the starter.
1Checking the Engine
If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an
assisting vehicle to jump start it.
2 Jump Starting P. 330
Checklist
Check for a message on the multi-information display.
● If the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears
2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 328
uMake sure the keyless remote is in its operating range.
2 ENGINE START/STOP Button P. 119
Check brightness of the interior lights.
Turn on the interior lights and check the brightness.
● If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all
2 Battery P. 310
If the interior lights come on normally 2 Fuses P. 339
Review the engine start procedure.
Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again. 2 Starting the Engine P. 240
Check the immobilizer system indicator.
When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started.
●
The starter turns over normally
but the engine doesn’t start.
There may be a problem with the
fuse. Check each of the items on
the right and respond accordingly.
Handling the Unexpected
Starter condition
Starter doesn’t turn or turns
over slowly.
The battery may be dead. Check
each of the items on the right and
respond accordingly.
2 Immobilizer System P. 113
Check the fuel level.
There should be enough fuel in the tank. 2 Fuel Gauge P. 82
Check the fuse.
Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
2 Inspecting and Changing Fuses P. 341
If the problem continues:
2 Emergency Towing P. 342
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If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak
If the beeper sounds, the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON
message appears on the multi-information display, the indicator on the ENGINE
START/STOP button flashes, and the engine won’t start, start the engine as
follows.
1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the A logo on the keyless
access remote while the indicator on the
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing.
The buttons on the keyless access remote
should be facing you.
u The indicator flashes for about 30
seconds.
HOLD
Handling the Unexpected
2. Depress the brake pedal and press the
ENGINE START/STOP button within 10
seconds after the beeper sounds and the
indicator changes from flashing to on.
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode
will change to ACCESSORY.
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uuEngine Does Not StartuEmergency Engine Stop
Emergency Engine Stop
1Emergency Engine Stop
Do not press the button while driving unless it is
absolutely necessary for the engine to be switched
off.
Handling the Unexpected
If you cannot stop the engine by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button, do
either of the following operations:
• Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for three seconds.
• Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button three times.
• The steering wheel will not lock. The power mode changes to VEHICLE OFF with
the shift lever in (P , and to ACCESSORY with the shift lever in any position other
than (P .
• Because turning off the engine also disables the power assist the engine provides
to the steering and braking systems, it will require significantly more physical
effort and time to steer and slow the vehicle. Downshift gears and use both feet
on the brake pedal, if necessary, to slow the vehicle and stop immediately in a
safe place.
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Jump Starting
■ Jump Starting Procedure
1Jump Starting
Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine,
then open the hood.
1. Connect the first jumper cable to your
vehicle's battery + terminal.
2. Connect the other end of the first jumper
cable to the booster battery + terminal.
u Use a 12-volt booster battery only.
3. Connect the second jumper cable to the
booster battery - terminal.
Handling the Unexpected
Booster Battery
4. Connect the other end of the second
jumper cable to the engine hanger as
shown. Do not connect this jumper cable to
any other part.
5. If your vehicle is connected to another
vehicle, start the assisting vehicle's engine
and increase its rpm slightly.
6. Attempt to start your vehicle's engine. If it
turns over slowly, check that the jumper
cables have good metal-to-metal contact.
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3 WARNING
A battery can explode if you do not follow
the correct procedure, seriously injuring
anyone nearby.
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking
materials away from the battery.
Securely attach the jumper cables clips so that they
do not come off when the engine vibrates. Also be
careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the
cable ends to touch each other while attaching or
detaching the jumper cables.
Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and
may prevent the engine from starting.
uuJump Startingu
■ What to Do After the Engine Starts
Once your vehicle's engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following
order.
1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle's ground.
2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle's terminal.
3. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle's + terminal.
4. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle's +
terminal.
Handling the Unexpected
Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer.
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Shift Lever Does Not Move
Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of the (P
position.
■ Releasing the Lock
Slot
Handling the Unexpected
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Remove the built-in key from the keyless
access remote.
3. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flattip screwdriver. Put it into the shift lock
release slot as shown in the image, and
remove the cover.
Cover
Release Button
4. Insert the key into the shift lock release slot.
5. While pushing the key down, press the shift
lever release button and place the shift lever
into (N .
u The lock is now released. Have the shift
lever checked by a dealer as soon as
possible.
Shift Lock Release Slot
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Overheating
How to Handle Overheating
Overheating symptoms are as follows:
• The temperature gauge needle is at the H mark or the engine suddenly loses
power.
• Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment.
■ First thing to do
3 WARNING
Steam and spray from an overheated
engine can seriously scald you.
Do not open the hood if steam is coming
out.
NOTICE
Continuing to drive with the temperature gauge
needle at the H mark may damage the engine.
Handling the Unexpected
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. Turn off all accessories and turn on the hazard warning lights.
u No steam or spray present: Keep the engine running and open the hood.
u Steam or spray is present: Turn off the engine and wait until it subsides.
Then, open the hood.
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uuOverheatinguHow to Handle Overheating
■ Next thing to do
1How to Handle Overheating
MAX
Reserve Tank
MIN
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1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and
stop the engine once the temperature
gauge needle comes down.
u If the cooling fan is not operating,
immediately stop the engine.
2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect
the coolant level and check the cooling
system components for leaks.
u If the coolant level in the reserve tank is
low, add coolant until it reaches the
MAX mark.
u If there is no coolant in the reserve tank,
check that the radiator is cool. Cover the
radiator cap with a heavy cloth and open
the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to
the base of the filler neck, and put the
cap back on.
■ Last thing to do
Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check the temperature gauge.
If the temperature needle has gone down, resume driving. If it has not gone down,
contact a dealer for repairs.
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3 WARNING
Removing the radiator cap while the
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray
out, seriously scalding you.
Always let the engine and radiator cool
down before removing the radiator cap.
If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs.
Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only.
Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze
as soon as possible.
Indicator, Coming On/Blinking
If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On
1If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On
NOTICE
Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause
serious mechanical damage almost immediately.
If the Charging System Indicator Comes On
1If the Charging System Indicator Comes On
■ Reasons for the indicator to come on
Comes on when the battery is not being charged.
■ What to do when the indicator comes on
Turn off the climate control system, rear defogger, and other electrical
systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.
If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the
engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge
the battery.
Handling the Unexpected
■ Reasons for the indicator to come on
Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low.
■ What to do as soon as the indicator comes on
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.
■ What to do after parking the vehicle
1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about one minute.
2. Open the hood and check the oil level.
u Add oil as necessary.
3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.
u The indicator goes off: Start driving again.
u The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the
engine and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks
If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or
Blinks
■ Reasons for the indicator lamp to come on or blink
Handling the Unexpected
• Comes on when there is a problem with the engine emissions control
system, or the fuel fill cap is missing, or loose.
• Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.
■ What to do when the indicator lamp comes on
Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected at a
dealer.
■ What to do when the indicator lamp blinks
Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least
ten minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.
■ Tighten Fuel Cap Message
■ The message appears on when:
An evaporative system leak is detected. This may be caused by the fuel fill cap being
loose or not being installed.
■ What to do when the message appears:
1. Stop the engine.
2. Check that the fuel fill cap is fully installed.
u If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once.
3. Drive for several days of normal driving.
u The message should go off.
■ When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on
Malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of
gasoline vapor. If this happens, check the fuel fill cap using the procedures described
above.
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1If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks
NOTICE
If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on,
the emissions control system and the engine could be
damaged.
If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when
restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at
31 mph (50 km/h) or less. Have your vehicle
inspected.
uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
U.S.
Canada
■ Reasons for the indicator to come on
• The brake fluid is low.
• There is a malfunction in the brake system.
■ What to do when the indicator comes on while driving
Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.
• If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop.
• If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the
transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking.
■ Reasons for the indicator to come on
• Comes on when there is a problem with EPS system.
• If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine
speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and
sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate.
■ What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine.
If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle
inspected by a dealer.
Have your vehicle repaired immediately.
It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there
is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop
immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift
the gears.
If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come
on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution
system is not working. This can result in vehicle
instability under sudden braking.
Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.
Handling the Unexpected
If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator
Comes On
1If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks
If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or
Blinks
■ Reasons for the indicator to come on or blink
Handling the Unexpected
A tire pressure is significantly low. If there is a problem with the TPMS or
the compact spare tire is installed, the indicator blinks for about one
minute, and then stays on.
■ What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the
pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on
the driver side doorjamb.
■ What to do when the indicator blinks
Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact
spare tire causes the indicator to blink, change the tire to a full-size tire.
The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers).
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1If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks
NOTICE
Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause
it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always
inflate your tires to the prescribed level.
Fuses
Fuse Locations
If any electrical devices are not working, set
the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
and check to see if any applicable fuse is
blown.
Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box
cover. Locate the fuse in question by the
fuse number and box cover number.
■ Circuit protected and fuse rating
1
■ Engine Compartment Fuse Box
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Amps
70 A
(40 A)
20 A
40 A
30 A
120 A
50 A
60 A
60 A
50 A
(30 A)
30 A
40 A
30 A
30 A
40 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
−
7.5 A
−
−
−
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Circuit Protected
−
−
Oil Level
Fog Lights *
Power Tailgate Closer *
Hazard
IGP2
IG Coil
Stop
Horn
ACM
20 Right Headlight Low Beam
21
22
MG Clutch
DBW
23
Left Headlight Low Beam
24
25
26
27
28
29
ACC
FI Main
Trailer
Small
Interior Lights
Back Up
Amps
−
−
7.5 A
(20 A)
(20 A)
10 A
15 A
15 A
10 A
10 A
10 A
10 A*1
15 A*2
7.5 A
15 A
10 A*1
15 A*2
10 A
(15 A)
(20 A)
20 A
7.5 A
10 A
Handling the Unexpected
Located near the brake fluid reservoir. Push
the tabs to open the box.
Circuit Protected
EPS
Power Tailgate Motor *
ABS/VSA FSR
ABS/VSA Motor
E-DPS
Main Fuse
ST CUT
Fuse Box Main 1
Fuse Box Main 2
IG Main
Headlight Washer
Sub Fan Motor
Rear Defogger
Main Fan Motor
Headlight Main
Blower
Driver's Power Seat Sliding
Driver's Power Seat Reclining
Passenger's Power Seat Sliding
Passenger's Power Seat Reclining
−
STR Diagnosis Fuse
−
−
−
*1:Models with halogen low beam
headlight bulbs
*2:Models with high voltage discharge tube
bulbs
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uuFusesuFuse Locations
■ Interior Fuse Box
Located under the dashboard.
9
Fuse Box
10
11
12
13
14
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15
Fuse Label
Fuse locations are shown on the label on
the side panel.
Locate the fuse in question by the fuse
number and label number.
■ Circuit protected and fuse rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Circuit Protected
−
ACG
SRS
Fuel Pump
Meter
Option
VB SOL
Front Right Side
Door Lock Motor (Unlock)
Amps
−
15 A
10 A
15 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
10 A
15 A
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Circuit Protected
Rear Left Side
Door Lock Motor (Unlock)
Power Lumbar
Moonroof
Accessory Power Socket
(Center Console)
Washer Main
Seat Heaters
Driver’s Door Lock Motor
(Unlock)
−
−
−
ACC
ACC Key Lock
Daytime Running Lights
A/C
Rear Wiper
ABS/VSA
−
Audio Amp
Accessory Power Socket
(Front)
−
ODS
Driver’s Door Lock Motor
(Lock)
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Amps
15 A
7.5 A
20 A
15 A
15 A
15 A
10 A
−
−
−
7.5 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
10 A
7.5 A
−
20 A
15 A
−
7.5 A
10 A
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Circuit Protected
Smart
Front Right Side
Door Lock Motor (Lock)
Rear Left Side
Door Lock Motor (Lock)
Small Lights
Illumination
Rear Wiper Main
−
Left Headlight High Beam
Right Headlight High Beam
TPMS
Door Lock
Driver’s Power Window
Rear Right Side Power
Window
Front Right Side Power
Window
Rear Left Side Power
Window
Wiper
Amps
10 A
15 A
15 A
7.5 A
7.5 A
10 A
−
10 A
10 A
7.5 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
20 A
30 A
uuFusesuInspecting and Changing Fuses
Inspecting and Changing Fuses
Blown Fuse
Combined
Fuse
1Inspecting and Changing Fuses
NOTICE
Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating
greatly increases the chances of damaging the
electrical system.
Replace fuse with a spare fuse of the same specified
amperage
Confirm the specified amperage using the charts on
P. 339 to P. 340.
There is a fuse puller on the back of the engine
compartment fuse box cover.
Handling the Unexpected
Fuse Puller
1. Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
(LOCK). Turn headlights and all accessories
off.
2. Remove the fuse box cover.
3. Check the large fuse in the engine
compartment.
u If the fuse is blown, use a Phillips-head
screwdriver to remove the screw and
replace it with a new one.
4. Inspect the small fuses in the engine
compartment and the vehicle interior.
u If there is a burned out fuse, remove it
with the fuse puller and replace it with a
new one.
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Emergency Towing
Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle.
1Emergency Towing
NOTICE
All models
Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will
cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed
to support the vehicle's weight.
■ Flat bed equipment
The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck.
This is the best way to transport your vehicle.
NOTICE
2WD models
■ Wheel lift equipment
Handling the Unexpected
The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the front tires and lift them off
the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This is an acceptable way to
tow your vehicle.
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Improper towing such as towing behind a
motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the
transmission.
Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain.
It is very dangerous since ropes or chains may shift
from side to side or break.
When You Cannot Open the Tailgate
■ What to Do When Unable to Open the Tailgate
1What to Do When Unable to Open the Tailgate
If you cannot open the tailgate, use the following procedure.
1. Use a flat-tip screwdriver and remove the
cover on the inside of the tailgate.
What to do-following up
After taking these steps, contact a dealer to have the
vehicle checked.
When you open the tailgate from inside, make sure
there is enough space around the tailgate, and it
does not hit anyone or any object.
Models with power tailgate
2. To open the tailgate, push the tailgate
while sliding the lever to the right using a
flat-tip screwdriver.
u Do not use your finger to slide the lever.
Handling the Unexpected
Cover
Lever
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Models without power tailgate
2. To open the tailgate, push the tailgate
while pushing down the lever with the flattip screwdriver.
Handling the Unexpected
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Information
This chapter includes your vehicle's specifications, locations of identification numbers, and other
information required by regulation.
Specifications .................................... 346
Identification Numbers
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN),
Engine Number and Transmission
Number ......................................... 348
Devices that Emit Radio Waves ....... 349
Reporting Safety Defects ................. 350
Emissions Testing
Testing of Readiness Codes.............. 351
Warranty Coverages ........................ 353
Authorized Manuals......................... 355
Client Service Information ............... 356
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Specifications
■ Vehicle Specifications
■ Engine Specifications
Model
No. of Passengers:
Front
Rear
Total
Weights:
Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating
Displacement
Gross Axle Weight
Rating (Front)
Gross Axle Weight
Rating (Rear)
Acura RDX
Spark Plugs
2
3
5
U.S.:
Canada:
U.S.:
Canada:
U.S.:
211.8 cu-in (3,471 cm3)
NGK
ILZKR7B11
DENSO
SXU22HCR11
■ Fuel
*1
4,850 lbs (2,200 kg)
4,982 lbs (2,260 kg)*2
2,260 kg
2,557 lbs (1,160 kg)*1
2,623 lbs (1,190 kg)*2
1,190 kg
2,293 lbs (1,040 kg)*1
2,381 lbs (1,080 kg)*2
1,080 kg
6,349 lbs (2,880 kg)*1
6,482 lbs (2,940 kg)*2
2,940 kg
Type
Fuel Tank Capacity
Unleaded premium gasoline, Pump octane
number of 91 or higher
16 US gal (60.5 ℓ)
■ Washer Fluid
Tank Capacity
U.S.: 2.6 US qt (2.5 ℓ)
Canada: 5.1 US qt (4.85 ℓ)
Information
Canada:
Gross Combined Weight U.S.:
Rating
Canada:
Air Conditioning:
Refrigerant Type
HFC-134a (R-134a)
Charge Quantity
15.2 – 16.9 oz (430 – 480 g)
Lubricant Type
ND-OIL8
*1: 2WD models
*2: AWD models
Headlights (High Beams)
Headlights (Low Beams)
Fog Lights *
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lights
Side Turn Signal Lights
(on Door Mirrors)
Front Side Marker Lights
Rear Side Marker/Brake/Taillights
Taillights
Back-Up Lights
Rear Turn Signal Lights
High-Mount Brake Light
Rear License Plate Light
Cargo Area Lights
Vanity Mirror Lights
Interior Lights
Map Lights
Ceiling Light
Door Courtesy Lights
Console Compartment Light
Glove Box Light
Center Pocket Light
60W (HB3)
35W (D2S) *
55W (H11) *
55W (H11)
28/8W (Amber)
LED
5W (Amber)
21/5W
3CP
16W
21W
16W
5W
5W
1.4W
LED
8W
2CP
1.4W
1.4W
LED
■ Brake Fluid
Specified
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■ Light Bulbs
* Not available on all models
Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3
uuSpecificationsu
■ Automatic Transmission Fluid
■ Engine Oil
Specified
Capacity
Recommended
Acura Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF DW-1
Change
3.3 US qt (3.1 ℓ)
■ Rear Differential Fluid *
Specified
Capacity
Capacity
Acura All Wheel Drive Fluid (DPSF)
Change
1.32 US qt (1.25 ℓ)
■ Tire
·Genuine Acura Motor Oil 0W-20
·API Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil
Change
4.23 US qt (4.0 ℓ)
Change
including
4.55 US qt (4.3 ℓ)
filter
Regular
Compact
Spare
Wheel Size
■ Transfer Assembly Fluid *
Specified
Capacity
Acura Hypoid Gear Oil HGO-1
Change
0.43 US qt (0.41 ℓ)
■ Engine Coolant
Specified
Ratio
Capacity
Size
Pressure
psi (kPa[kgf/cm2])
Size
Pressure
psi (kPa[kgf/cm2])
Regular
Compact Spare
P235/60R18 102V
33 (230 [2.3])
T165/90R17 105M
60 (420 [4.2])
18 x 7.5J
17 x 4T
Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type2
50/50 with distilled water
1.75 US gal (6.6 ℓ)
(change including the remaining 0.193 US gal
(0.73 ℓ) in the reserve tank)
Information
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Identification Numbers
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number
and Transmission Number
Your vehicle has a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) used to register your
vehicle for warranty purposes, and for licensing and insuring your vehicle.
The locations of your vehicle's VIN, engine number and transmission number are
shown as follows.
1Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and
Transmission Number
The interior vehicle identification number (VIN) is
located under the cover.
Vehicle Identification Number
Engine Number
Cover
Automatic Transmission
Number
Certification Label/
Vehicle Identification Number
Information
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Devices that Emit Radio Waves
The following products and systems on your vehicle emit radio waves when in operation.
Audio System
Bluetooth® Audio
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Immobilizer System
Remote Transmitter
Keyless Access System
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Each of the above complies with the appropriate requirements or the required
standards of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Industry Canada
Standard, described below:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
Information
As required by the FCC:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-Gen/210/310. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
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Reporting Safety Defects
In the U.S.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists
in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-4249153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform Honda Canada Inc. and you may also inform Transport Canada.
Information
If Transport Canada receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may lead to a recall and remedy campaign. However, Transport Canada
cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Honda Canada Inc.
To contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, you may call 1-800-333-0510. For
more information on reporting safety defects or about motor vehicle safety, go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety.
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Emissions Testing
Testing of Readiness Codes
Your vehicle has “Readiness Codes,” as part of the onboard self diagnostic system.
Some States use these codes as a test to see if your vehicle’s emissions components
are working properly.
The codes may not be read properly if testing is performed just after the battery has
gone dead or been disconnected.
To check if they are set, set the power mode to ON, without starting the engine. The
malfunction indicator lamp will come on for several seconds. If it then goes off, the
readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set.
1Testing of Readiness Codes
The readiness codes are erased when the battery is
disconnected, and set again only after several days of
driving under a variety of conditions.
If a testing facility determines that the readiness
codes are not set, you may be requested to return at
a later date to complete the test.
If the testing facility determines the readiness codes
are still not set, see a dealer.
If you are required to have your vehicle tested before the readiness codes are ready,
prepare the vehicle for retesting by doing the following:
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1. Fill the gas tank to approximately 3/4 full.
2. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 6 hours or more.
3. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40°F and 95°F (4°C and 35°C).
4. Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal, and let it idle for 20
seconds.
5. Keep the vehicle in (P . Increase the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and hold it there
for about 3 minutes.
6. Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds.
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7. Select a nearby, lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed
of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway in
(D . Do not use cruise control. When traffic allows, drive for 90 seconds without
moving the accelerator pedal. (Vehicle speed may vary slightly; this is okay.) If you
cannot do this for a continuous 90 seconds because of traffic conditions, drive for
at least 30 seconds, then repeat it two more times (for a total of 90 seconds).
8. Drive in city/suburban traffic for at least 10 minutes. When traffic conditions
allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal
or the brake pedal.
9. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 30 minutes.
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Warranty Coverages
■ U.S. Owners
Your new vehicle is covered by these warranties:
New Vehicle Limited Warranty – covers your new vehicle, except for the
emissions control systems and accessories, against defects in materials and
workmanship.
Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty and Emissions Performance
Warranty – these two warranties cover your vehicle’s emissions control systems.
Time, mileage, and coverage are conditional. Please read your warranty booklet for
exact information.
Seat Belt Limited Warranty – a seat belt that fails to function properly is covered
by a limited warranty. Please read your warranty booklet for details.
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty – all exterior body panels are covered for
rust-through from the inside for the specified time period with no mileage limit.
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Accessory Limited Warranty – Acura accessories are covered under this warranty.
Time and mileage limits depend on the type of accessory and other factors. Please
read your warranty booklet for details.
Replacement Parts Limited Warranty – covers all Acura replacement parts
against defects in materials and workmanship.
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Replacement Battery Limited Warranty – provides prorated coverage for a
replacement battery purchased from a dealer.
Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty – provides coverage for as
long as the purchaser of the muffler owns the vehicle.
Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties. Please read the Acura
warranty information booklet that came with your vehicle for precise information on
warranty coverages. Your vehicle’s original tires are covered by their manufacturer.
Tire warranty information is in a separate booklet.
■ Canadian Owners
Please refer to the warranty manual that came with your vehicle.
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Authorized Manuals
■ Service Express
1Authorized Manuals
For electronic copies of service publications, you can purchase a subscription to
Service Express. Visit www.techinfo.honda.com for pricing and options.
For Canadian Owners:
Please contact a dealer to order any manuals that you
may require.
■ For U.S. Owners:
Manuals can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order a manual by
phone at (800) 782-4356 (credit card orders only), or online at www.helminc.com.
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Client Service Information
Acura dealer personnel are trained professionals.
1Client Service Information
They should be able to answer all your questions. If you encounter a problem that
your dealership does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the
dealership's service manager or general manager. If you are dissatisfied with the
decision made by the dealership's management, contact Acura Client Relations/
Services.
U.S. Owners:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Acura Client Relations
Mail Stop 500-2N-7E
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Tel: (800) 382-2238
Canadian Owners:
Honda Canada Inc.
Acura Client Services
180 Honda Boulevard
Markham, ON
L6C 0H9
Tel: 1-888-9-ACURA-9
Fax: 1-877-939-0909
E-Mail: acura_cr@ch.honda.com
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In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands:
Bella International
P.O. Box 190816
San Juan, PR 00919-0816
Tel: (787) 620-7546
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When you call or write, please give us the following
information:
• Vehicle Identification Number
2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN),
Engine Number and Transmission
Number P. 348
• Date of purchase
• Odometer reading of your vehicle
• Your name, address, and telephone number
• A detailed description of the problem
• Name of the dealer who sold the vehicle to you
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Numbers
4WD .......................................................... 253
A
Recommended Devices............................ 193
Security Code.......................................... 160
Theft Protection ...................................... 160
USB Adapter Cable.................................. 159
USB Flash Drives ...................................... 193
Audio/Information Display ...................... 162
Authorized Manuals ................................ 355
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking................. 106
Customize................................................. 92
Automatic Lighting .................................. 123
Automatic Transmission........................... 243
Creeping ................................................. 243
Fluid........................................................ 284
Kickdown................................................ 243
Operating the Shift Lever................... 16, 245
Sequential Shift Mode ............................. 246
Shift Lever Does Not Move ...................... 332
Shifting ................................................... 244
Auxiliary Input Jack.................................. 159
Average Fuel Economy .............................. 85
Average Speed ........................................... 86
AWD.......................................................... 253
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Battery ...................................................... 310
Charging System Indicator................. 69, 335
Jump Starting.......................................... 330
Maintenance (Checking the Battery)........ 310
Belts (Seat) .................................................. 29
Beverage Holders ..................................... 147
Index
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System).................. 259
Accessories and Modifications ................ 266
Accessory Power Sockets ......................... 148
Additives
Coolant .................................................. 282
Engine Oil ............................................... 277
Washer ................................................... 286
Additives, Engine Oil ............................... 277
Adjusting
Armrest .................................................. 142
Front Seats.............................................. 136
Head Restraints....................................... 138
Mirrors.................................................... 133
Rear Seats............................................... 141
Steering Wheel ....................................... 132
Temperature ............................................. 85
Air Conditioning System
(Climate Control System) ....................... 152
Changing the Mode................................ 152
Defrosting the Windshield and
Windows .............................................. 153
Dust and Pollen Filter .............................. 312
Recirculation/Fresh Air Mode................... 152
Sensors ................................................... 155
Synchronized Mode ................................ 154
Using Automatic Climate Control............ 152
Air Conditioning System
(Heating and Cooling System)
Dust and Pollen Filter ............................... 312
Air Pressure ....................................... 302, 347
Airbags ........................................................ 37
Advanced Airbags ..................................... 43
After a Collision......................................... 40
Airbag Care ............................................... 51
Front Airbags (SRS) .................................... 40
Indicator ........................................ 48, 72, 75
Passenger Airbag Off Indicator .................. 49
Sensors...................................................... 37
Side Airbag Cutoff System ......................... 46
Side Airbag Off Indicator ........................... 50
Side Airbags .............................................. 44
Side Curtain Airbags .................................. 47
AM/FM Radio ............................................ 167
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) .................. 259
Indicator .................................................... 71
Armrest ..................................................... 142
Audio Remote Controls............................ 165
Audio System ............................................ 158
Adjusting the Sound ................................ 166
Auxiliary Input Jack .................................. 159
Error Messages ........................................ 187
General Information ................................ 190
iPod® ....................................................... 174
MP3/WMA/AAC ...................................... 179
Pandora® ................................................. 177
Reactivating............................................. 160
Recommended CDs ................................. 191
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Bluetooth® Audio ..................................... 182
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® ..................... 196
Booster Seats (For Children)....................... 63
Brake System............................................. 257
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ................... 259
Brake Assist System ................................. 260
Brake System Indicator............................... 68
Fluid ........................................................ 285
Foot Brake ............................................... 258
Indicator ............................................ 68, 337
Parking Brake .......................................... 257
Brightness Control (Instrument Panel) .... 128
Bulb Replacement..................................... 287
Back-Up Light and Taillight ...................... 294
Brake Light, Taillight, Rear Turn Signal Light
and Rear Side Marker Light .................... 292
Fog Lights................................................ 289
Front Turn Signal/Parking Light and
Front Side Marker Light.......................... 291
Headlights ............................................... 287
High-Mount Brake Light .......................... 296
Rear License Plate Light............................ 295
Bulb Specifications.................................... 346
Index
C
Carbon Monoxide Gas................................ 64
Cargo Hook ............................................... 149
Carrying Cargo.................................. 229, 231
CD Player ................................................... 171
Certification Label .................................... 348
Changing Bulbs ........................................ 287
Charging System Indicator................. 69, 335
Child Safety................................................. 52
Childproof Door Locks............................. 105
Child Seat.................................................... 52
Booster Seats ............................................ 63
Child Seat for Infants................................. 54
Child Seat for Small Children..................... 55
Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/
Shoulder Seat Belt ................................... 59
Larger Children ......................................... 62
Rear-facing Child Seat ............................... 54
Selecting a Child Seat................................ 56
Childproof Door Locks ............................. 105
Cleaning the Exterior ............................... 315
Cleaning the Interior................................ 313
Client Service Information ....................... 356
Climate Control System............................ 152
Changing the Mode ................................ 152
Defrosting the Windshield and
Windows............................................... 153
Dust and Pollen Filter............................... 312
Recirculation/Fresh Air Mode ................... 152
Sensors ................................................... 155
Synchronized Mode................................. 154
Using Automatic Climate Control ............ 152
Clock............................................................ 96
Coat Hook................................................. 149
Compact Spare Tire .......................... 321, 347
Compass .................................................... 225
Console Compartment ............................. 146
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Controls ...................................................... 95
Coolant (Engine) ...................................... 282
Adding to the Radiator ........................... 283
Adding to the Reserve Tank .................... 282
Overheating............................................ 333
Creeping (Automatic Transmission)........ 243
Cruise Control .......................................... 248
Indicator ................................................... 76
Cup Holders .............................................. 147
Customized Features ................................. 87
D
Daytime Running Lights .......................... 125
Dead Battery ............................................ 330
Defrosting the Windshield and
Windows ................................................. 153
Detachable Anchor .................................... 34
Devices that Emit Radio Waves ............... 349
Dimming
Headlights .............................................. 122
Rearview Mirror ...................................... 133
Dipstick (Engine Oil) ................................ 278
Directional Signals (Turn Signal) ............. 122
Display Button.......................................... 162
Door Mirrors............................................. 134
Doors .......................................................... 97
Auto Door Locking.................................. 106
Auto Door Unlocking .............................. 106
Door Open Indicator ........................... 28, 73
Keys.......................................................... 97
Engine Coolant ......................................... 282
Adding to the Radiator ............................ 283
Adding to the Reserve Tank ..................... 282
Overheating ............................................ 333
Temperature Gauge .................................. 82
Engine Oil ................................................. 277
Adding .................................................... 279
Checking ................................................. 278
Displaying Oil Life .................................... 271
Low Oil Pressure Indicator.................. 69, 335
Recommended Engine Oil........................ 277
EPS (Electric Power Steering)
System ............................................... 74, 337
Exhaust Gas Hazard (Carbon Monoxide) .. 64
Exterior Care (Cleaning) ........................... 315
Exterior Mirrors ........................................ 134
E
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Elapsed Time .............................................. 86
Electric Power Steering (EPS) System
Indicator ........................................... 74, 337
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ............ 251
Emergency................................................ 342
Emissions Testing (Readiness Codes) ...... 351
Engine....................................................... 348
Coolant .................................................. 282
Jump Starting ......................................... 330
Oil .......................................................... 277
Starting................................................... 240
Features..................................................... 157
Filters
Dust and Pollen ....................................... 312
Oil ........................................................... 280
Flat Tire ..................................................... 321
Floor Mats ................................................. 314
Fluids
Automatic Transmission........................... 284
Brake....................................................... 285
Engine Coolant........................................ 282
Windshield Washer.................................. 286
Fog Light Indicator ..................................... 75
Folding Down the Rear Seats .................. 141
Foot Brake ................................................ 258
Front Airbags (SRS)..................................... 40
Front Seats ................................................ 136
Adjusting ................................................ 136
Fuel...................................................... 17, 263
Economy ................................................. 265
Gauge....................................................... 82
Low Fuel Indicator ..................................... 71
Range ....................................................... 86
Recommendation .................................... 263
Refueling................................................. 263
Fuel Economy ........................................... 265
Fuel Fill Cap ........................................ 17, 264
Message.................................................. 336
Fuel Fill Door ...................................... 17, 264
Fuses.......................................................... 339
Inspecting and Changing......................... 341
Locations......................................... 339, 340
G
Gasoline (Fuel)
Economy ................................................. 265
Gauge....................................................... 82
Information ............................................. 263
Low Fuel Indicator ..................................... 71
Refueling................................................. 263
Gauges ........................................................ 82
Gear Shift Lever Positions
Automatic Transmission .......................... 244
Index
Locking/Unlocking the Doors
from the Inside...................................... 104
Locking/Unlocking the Doors
from the Outside..................................... 99
Lockout Prevention System ..................... 100
DOT Tire Quality Grading........................ 304
Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support ................. 136
Driving ...................................................... 227
Automatic Transmission .......................... 243
Braking ................................................... 257
Cruise Control ........................................ 248
Off-Highway Driving Guidelines .............. 238
Shifting Gear .......................................... 244
Starting the Engine ................................. 240
Driving Position Memory System ............ 130
Dust and Pollen Filter .............................. 312
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Glass (care) ................................................ 316
Glove Box .................................................. 145
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Halogen Bulbs................................... 287, 289
Handling the Unexpected ........................ 319
HandsFreeLink® (HFL) ............................... 196
Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and
Call History ............................................ 212
Automatic Transferring ............................ 210
Caller’s ID Information ............................. 210
HFL Buttons ............................................. 196
HFL Menus .............................................. 198
HFL Status Display.................................... 197
Making a Call .......................................... 215
Options During a Call .............................. 219
Phone Setup ............................................ 203
Receiving a Call ....................................... 218
Speed Dial ............................................... 213
Text Message................................... 208, 220
To Clear the System................................. 211
To Create a Security PIN........................... 209
Hazard Warning Button............................... 4
Head Restraints......................................... 138
Headlights ................................................. 122
Aiming .................................................... 287
Automatic Operation ............................... 123
Dimming ......................................... 122, 125
Operating ................................................ 122
Heaters (Seat)............................................ 151
HFL (HandsFreeLink®)............................... 196
High Beam Indicator .................................. 74
Hill Start Assist System ............................. 241
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver............ 194
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Engine and Transmission ......................... 348
Vehicle Identification ............................... 348
Illumination Control................................. 128
Knob....................................................... 128
Immobilizer System .................................. 113
Indicator.................................................... 75
Indicators .................................................... 68
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)..................... 71
AWD System ............................................. 72
Brake System............................................. 68
Charging System ............................... 69, 335
CRUISE CONTROL ............................. 76, 249
CRUISE MAIN .................................... 76, 248
Door Open .......................................... 28, 73
EPS (Electric Power Steering) System.. 74, 337
Fog Light................................................... 75
High Beam ................................................ 74
Immobilizer System ................................... 75
Lights On .................................................. 75
Low Fuel ................................................... 71
Low Oil Pressure................................ 69, 335
Low Tire Pressure/TPMS............................. 74
Maintenance Minder ............................... 271
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Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............. 69, 336
Parking Brake and Brake System ....... 68, 337
Seat Belt Reminder.............................. 30, 71
Security System Alarm............................... 76
Shift Lever Position.................................... 70
Side Airbag Off ................................... 50, 75
Supplemental Restraint System ........... 48, 72
System Message ....................................... 76
Transmission ............................................. 70
Turn Signal ............................................... 74
VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist)
System ............................................ 73, 251
VSA® OFF.......................................... 73, 252
Information .............................................. 345
Instrument Panel........................................ 67
Brightness Control .................................. 128
Interior Lights........................................... 143
Interior Rearview Mirror ......................... 133
iPod® ......................................................... 174
J
Jack (Wheel Nut Wrench) ........................ 324
Jump Starting........................................... 330
K
Key Number Tag ........................................ 98
Keyless Access System .............................. 101
Keyless Lockout Prevention..................... 100
Keys............................................................. 97
Lockout Prevention ................................. 100
Number Tag.............................................. 98
Rear Door Won’t Open ........................... 105
Remote Transmitter .................................. 99
Types and Functions.................................. 97
Kickdown (Automatic Transmission) ...... 243
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Maintenance............................................. 267
Battery .................................................... 310
Brake Fluid .............................................. 285
Cleaning.................................................. 313
Climate Control System ........................... 312
Coolant ................................................... 282
Maintenance MinderTM ............................ 271
Oil ........................................................... 278
Precautions.............................................. 268
Radiator .................................................. 283
Remote Transmitter ................................. 311
Replacing Light Bulbs............................... 287
Safety ...................................................... 269
Service Items ........................................... 273
Tires ........................................................ 301
Transmission Fluid ................................... 284
Under the Hood ...................................... 275
Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............. 69, 336
Map Lights ................................................ 143
Maximum Load Limit ............................... 231
Meters, Gauges ........................................... 82
Mirrors....................................................... 133
Adjusting................................................. 133
Door ....................................................... 134
Exterior ................................................... 134
Interior Rearview ..................................... 133
Modifications (and Accessories) .............. 266
Moonroof ................................................. 118
MP3 ................................................... 171, 179
Multi-Information Display ......................... 83
Multi-View Rear Camera.......................... 262
N
Numbers (Identification).......................... 348
O
Odometer ................................................... 84
Off-Highway Driving Guidelines ............. 238
Oil (Engine)............................................... 277
Adding.................................................... 279
Checking................................................. 278
Displaying Oil Life.................................... 271
Low Oil Pressure Indicator ................. 69, 335
Recommended Engine Oil ....................... 277
Viscosity .................................................. 277
Opening/Closing
Hood....................................................... 276
Moonroof ............................................... 118
Power Windows ...................................... 115
Tailgate ................................................... 107
Outside Temperature Display.................... 85
Overheating.............................................. 333
Index
Language (HFL) ........................................ 197
LATCH (Child Seats) ............................. 57, 60
Lights ................................................ 122, 287
Automatic............................................... 123
Bulb Replacement ................................... 287
Daytime Running Lights .......................... 125
Fog Lights ............................................... 125
High Beam Indicator ................................. 74
Interior.................................................... 143
Light Switches......................................... 122
Lights On Indicator.................................... 75
Turn Signals ............................................ 122
Load Limits ............................................... 231
Locking/Unlocking ..................................... 97
Auto Door Locking/Unlocking ................. 106
Childproof Door Locks ............................ 105
From Inside ............................................. 104
From Outside ............................................ 99
Keys.......................................................... 97
Using a Key............................................. 100
Lockout Prevention System ..................... 100
Low Battery Charge.................................. 335
Low Fuel Indicator ...................................... 71
Low Oil Pressure Indicator ................. 69, 335
Lower Anchors ...................................... 57, 60
Luggage (Maximum Load Limit) ............. 231
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(Sequential Shift Mode) ......................... 246
Pandora® ................................................... 177
Panic Mode ............................................... 114
Parking ...................................................... 261
Parking Brake............................................ 257
Parking Brake and Brake System
Indicator ............................................ 68, 337
Passenger Airbag Off Indicator ................. 49
Passing Indicators ..................................... 122
Power Tailgate.......................................... 109
Power Windows........................................ 115
Precautions While Driving........................ 242
Driving Guidelines for Your Utility
Vehicle................................................... 242
Rain......................................................... 242
Pregnant Women ....................................... 35
Puncture (Tire) .......................................... 321
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Radiator..................................................... 283
Radio (AM/FM).......................................... 167
Radio (XM®) .............................................. 169
Radio Data System (RDS).......................... 168
Range .......................................................... 86
RDS (Radio Data System).......................... 168
Readiness Codes (Emissions Testing) ....... 351
Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror
Button...................................................... 129
Rear Seats (Folding Down) ...................... 141
Rearview Camera ..................................... 262
Rearview Mirror ....................................... 133
Refueling .................................................. 263
Fuel Gauge................................................ 82
Gasoline.......................................... 263, 346
Low Fuel Indicator ..................................... 71
Regulations............................... 255, 304, 349
Remote Transmitter ................................... 99
Replacement
Bulbs....................................................... 287
Front Wiper Blade Rubber ....................... 297
Fuses............................................... 339, 340
Rear Wiper Blade Rubber......................... 299
Tires ........................................................ 307
Reporting Safety Defects ......................... 350
Resetting a Trip Meter ............................... 85
S
Safe Driving ................................................ 23
Safety Check ............................................... 28
Safety Labels............................................... 65
Safety Message............................................. 1
Seat Belts .................................................... 29
Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor.................. 33
Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................. 31
Checking................................................... 36
Detachable Anchor.................................... 34
Fastening .................................................. 32
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Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/
Shoulder Seat Belt ................................... 59
Pregnant Women...................................... 35
Reminder .................................................. 30
Warning Indicator ............................... 30, 71
Seat Heaters ............................................. 151
Seats.......................................................... 136
Adjusting ................................................ 136
Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support .................. 136
Front Seats.............................................. 136
Rear Seats............................................... 141
Seat Heaters ........................................... 151
Security System ........................................ 113
Immobilizer System Indicator..................... 75
Security System Alarm Indicator ................ 76
SEL/RESET Button ....................................... 83
Select Lever ........................................ 16, 244
Operation ......................................... 16, 245
Releasing ................................................ 332
Won’t Move ........................................... 332
Selecting a Child Seat ................................ 56
Selector Knob (Audio) ............................. 161
Sequential Shift Mode............................. 246
Setting the Clock........................................ 96
Shift Lever .......................................... 16, 244
Shift Lever Position Indicator ............ 70, 245
Shifting (Transmission) ............................ 244
Shoulder Anchor ........................................ 33
Side Airbags ............................................... 44
Cutoff System........................................... 46
Off Indicator ............................................. 46
Side Curtain Airbags .................................. 47
SMS Text Message............................ 208, 220
Snow Tires ................................................ 309
Spare Tire ......................................... 321, 347
Spark Plugs ............................................... 346
Specifications ........................................... 346
Specified Fuel ................................... 263, 346
Speedometer.............................................. 82
SRS Airbags (Airbags) ................................ 40
Starting the Engine.................................. 240
Does Not Start ........................................ 327
Jump Starting ......................................... 330
Steering Wheel ........................................ 132
Adjusting ................................................ 132
Stopping ................................................... 261
Summer Tires............................................ 309
Sunglasses Holder .................................... 150
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) ....... 40
Switches
(Around the Steering Wheel)........ 4, 5, 119
Synchronized Mode ................................. 154
System Message Indicator ......................... 76
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Transmission ............................................. 244
Automatic ............................................... 244
Fluid........................................................ 284
Number................................................... 348
Sequential Shift Mode ............................. 246
Shift Lever Position Indicator.............. 70, 245
Trip Meter................................................... 85
Troubleshooting....................................... 319
Blown Fuse...................................... 339, 340
Brake Pedal Vibrates.................................. 20
Buzzer Sounds When Opening Door.......... 21
Emergency Towing.................................. 342
Engine Won’t Start.................................. 327
Noise When Braking.................................. 22
Overheating ............................................ 333
Puncture/Flat Tire .................................... 321
Rear Door Won’t Open...................... 21, 105
Select Lever Won’t Move......................... 332
Warning Indicators .................................... 68
Turn Signals .............................................. 122
Indicators (Instrument Panel) ..................... 74
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Unlocking the Doors .................................. 99
Unlocking the Front Doors
from the Inside ................................. 12, 104
USB Adapter Cable........................... 158, 159
USB Flash Drives ....................................... 193
Index
Tachometer ................................................ 82
Tailgate..................................................... 107
Unable to Open ...................................... 343
Temperature
Outside Temperature Display .................... 85
Temperature Gauge .................................. 82
Temperature Sensor ........................... 85, 155
Text Message .................................... 208, 220
Time (Setting) ............................................. 96
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) ..................................................... 253
Indicator ............................................ 74, 338
Tires ........................................................... 301
Air Pressure ..................................... 302, 347
Checking and Maintaining....................... 301
Inspection................................................ 301
Labeling .................................................. 302
Puncture (Flat Tire)................................... 321
Regulations ............................................. 304
Rotation .................................................. 308
Spare Tire ........................................ 321, 347
Summer .................................................. 309
Tire Chains .............................................. 309
Wear Indicators ....................................... 306
Winter ..................................................... 309
Tools .......................................................... 320
Towing a Trailer ....................................... 233
Equipment and Accessories ..................... 234
Load Limits .............................................. 233
Towing Your Vehicle ................................ 237
Emergency .............................................. 342
TPMS
(Tire Pressure Monitoring System)......... 253
Indicator ............................................ 74, 338
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Vanity Mirrors ............................................... 7
Vehicle Identification Number................. 348
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) .................. 251
Off Button ............................................... 252
Off Indicator .............................................. 73
System Indicator ................................ 73, 251
Viscosity (Oil)..................................... 277, 347
VSA® (Vehicle Stability Assist) .................. 251
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Index
Wallpaper.................................................. 184
Warning and Information Messages ......... 78
Warning Indicator On/Blinking................ 335
Warning Labels ........................................... 65
Warranties (Warranty Manual provided
separately)............................................... 353
Watts ......................................................... 346
Wear Indicators (Tire)............................... 306
Wheel Nut Wrench (Jack Handle)............ 324
Window Washers...................................... 126
Adding/Refilling Fluid............................... 286
Switch ..................................................... 126
Windows (Opening and Closing)............. 115
Windshield ................................................ 126
Cleaning.................................................. 316
Defrosting/Defogging .............................. 153
Washer Fluid............................................ 286
Wiper Blades ........................................... 297
Wipers and Washers ................................ 126
Winter Tires .............................................. 309
Snow Tires .............................................. 309
Tire Chains .............................................. 309
Wipers and Washers................................. 126
Checking and Replacing Wiper Blades ..... 297
Front ....................................................... 126
Rear ........................................................ 127
WMA ................................................. 171, 179
Worn Tires ................................................ 301
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XM® Radio ................................................ 169
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