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Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

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HFL Menus

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Features

HFL can display newly received text or e-mail 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 or e-mail message.

2. Select Read to listen to the message.

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The text or e-mail message is displayed. 
The system automatically starts reading 
out the message.

3. To discontinue the message read-out, select 

Stop.

Receiving a Text/E-mail Message

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Receiving a Text/E-mail Message

The system does not display any received messages 
while you are driving. You can only hear them read 
aloud.

The system can only receive massages that are sent as 
text (SMS) messages. Messages sent using data 
services will not be displayed in the list.

With some phones, you may be able to display up to 
20 most recent text and e-mail messages.

State or local laws may limit your use of the HFL text/
e-mail message feature. Only use the text/e-mail 
message feature when conditions allow you to do so 
safely.

When you receive a text or e-mail message for the 
first time since the phone is paired to HFL, you are 
asked to turn the New Message Notification 
setting to On.

To turn on or off the text/e-mail message 

notice P. 418

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HFL Menus

Features

If a paired phone has text message or mail accounts, you can select one of them to 
be active and receive notifications.

1. Go to the Phone Settings screen.

Phone Settings screen P. 410

2. Select the Text/Email tab, then Select 

Account.

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A pop-up menu appears on the screen.

3. Select Text Messages or an e-mail 

message account you want.

Selecting a Mail Account

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Selecting a Mail Account

You can also select a mail account from the folder list 
screen or the message list screen.

You can only receive notifications from one text 
message or mail account at a time.

Select 
Account

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Features

Displaying text messages

1. Go to the Phone Menu screen.

Phone Menu screen P. 413

2. Select Text/Email.

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Select account if necessary.

3. Select a message.

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The text message is displayed. The 
system automatically starts reading the 
message aloud.

Displaying Messages

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Displaying Messages

The 

 icon appears next to an unread message.

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.

To see the previous or next message, select 

 

(previous) or 

 (next) on the message screen.

Message List

Text Message

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Features

Displaying e-mail messages

1. Go to the Phone Menu screen.

Phone Menu screen P. 413

2. Select Text/Email.

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Select Select Account if necessary.

3. Select a folder.
4. Select a message.

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The e-mail message is displayed. The 
system automatically starts reading the 
message aloud.

Folder List

Message List

E-mail 
Message

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HFL Menus

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Features

Read or Stop reading a message

1. Go to the text or e-mail message screen.

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The system automatically starts reading 
the message aloud.

Displaying Messages P. 434

2. Select Stop to stop reading.

Select Read again to start reading the 
message from the beginning.

Reply to a message

1. Go to the text or e-mail message screen.

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The system automatically starts reading 
the message aloud.

Displaying Messages P. 434

2. Select Reply.
3. Select the reply message.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen.

4. Select Send to send the message.

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Message sent appears on the screen 
when the reply message was successfully 
sent.

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Reply to a message

The available fixed reply messages are as follows:

Talk to you later, I’m driving.

I’m on my way.

I’m running late.

OK

Yes

No

You cannot add, edit, or delete reply messages.

Only certain phones receive and send messages when 
paired and connected. For a list of compatible 
phones:

U.S.: Visit automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/
or call 1-888-528-7876.

Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888-
528-7876.

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Features

Making a call to a sender

1. Go to the text message screen.
2. Select Dial.

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HFL Menus

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Features

Automatic collision notification

If your vehicle’s airbags deploy or if the unit 
detects that the vehicle is severely impacted, 
your vehicle automatically will attempt to 
connect to the HondaLink operator. If 
connected, information about your vehicle, its 
location, and its condition can be sent to the 
operator

*1

; you also can speak to the operator 

when connected.

IMPORTANT: For vehicles equipped with HondaLink Assist, owner activation 
constitutes authorization for Honda to collect information from your vehicle needed 
to provide the service, and agreement to the Terms of Use at www.hondalink.com/
TermsAndConditions
. In
 a crash, HondaLink Assist will attempt to notify emergency 
services but NEITHER Honda-PRO NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS GUARANTEE THAT 
SUCH NOTIFICATION WILL OCCUR.

Honda reserves the right to terminate HondaLink Assist services at any time or for 
any reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services due to changes in, 
or obsolescence of, technology integral to the service or changes in governmental 
regulation.

*1: Depending on your phone and adequate cellular coverage, your vehicle’s location may not 
be sent to the operator.

In Case of Emergency

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In Case of Emergency

Your vehicle may not be able to connect to the 
operator if the battery level is low, the line is 
disconnected, or you do not have adequate cellular 
coverage.

You cannot use this emergency service when:

You travel outside the HondaLink service coverage 
areas.

There is a problem with the connecting devices, 
such as the microphones, speakers, or the unit 
itself.

You cannot operate other phone-related functions 
using the screen while talking to the operator.
Select Hang Up to terminate the connection to your 
vehicle.

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Automatic collision notification

If the unit fails to connect to the operator, it 
repeatedly tries until it succeeds.

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To enable notification

1. Go to the Phone Settings screen.

Phone Settings screen P. 410

2. Select the Phone tab, then HondaLink 

Assist.

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A pop-up menu appears on the screen.

3. Select On or Off.

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To enable notification

Setting options:

On: Notification is available.

Off: Disable the feature.

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Driving

This chapter discusses driving and refueling.

Before Driving
Towing a Trailer
................................ 448
When Driving

Starting the Engine .................. 449, 452
Precautions While Driving................. 457
Continuously Variable Transmission

*

...458

Shifting ............................ 459, 461, 466
ECON Button

*

................................. 470

Drive Mode Switch........................... 471
Cruise Control

*

................................ 473

Front Sensor Camera

*

...................... 477

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 

Speed Follow (LSF)

*

........................ 479

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

*

....... 495

2.0 L engine models

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) 

System

*

..................................... 509

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

*

.. 513

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic 

Stability Control (ESC), System............. 520

Agile Handling Assist ....................... 523

Limited Slip Differential (LSD) ........... 524
LaneWatch

TM

*

.................................. 525

Tire Pressure Monitoring System 

(TPMS)

*

...................................... 527

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - 

Required Federal Explanation

*

......... 530

Braking

Brake System ................................... 532

2.0 L engine models

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ........... 539
Brake Assist System ......................... 540
Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

)

*

..................................... 541

Parking Your Vehicle
Multi-View Rear Camera
.................. 551
Refueling

Fuel Information .............................. 553
How to Refuel ................................. 554

Fuel Economy and CO

2

 Emissions

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing 

CO

2

 Emissions................................ 557

Turbo Engine Vehicle ....................... 558

* Not available on all models

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Driving

Before Driving

Driving Preparation

Check the following items before you start driving.

• Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior 

lights, or other parts of the vehicle.

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Remove any frost, snow, or ice.

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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.

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When removing ice from around the wheels, be sure not to damage the wheel 
or wheel components.

• Make sure the hood is securely closed.

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If the hood opens while driving, your front view will be blocked.

• Make sure the tires are in good condition.

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Check air pressure, and check for damage and excessive wear.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 602

• Make sure there are no people or objects behind or around the vehicle.

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There are blind spots from the inside.

Exterior Checks

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Exterior Checks

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.

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Before Driving

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Driving Preparation

Driving

• Store or secure all items on board properly.

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Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s 
handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.

Maximum Load Limit P. 445

• Do not pile items higher than the seat height.

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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.

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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.

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They may interfere with driving and a crash could occur.

• Securely close and lock all doors and the hatch.

Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 158

• Adjust your seating position properly.

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Adjust the front head restraint

*

, too.

Adjusting the Seats P. 196
Adjusting the Front Head Restraints Positions P. 199

• Adjust the mirrors and steering wheel properly for your driving.

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Adjust them while sitting in the proper driving position.

Adjusting the Mirrors P. 194
Adjusting the Steering Wheel P. 193

Interior Checks

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Interior Checks

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, have the aiming 
readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician.

* Not available on all models

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Before Driving

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Driving Preparation

Driving

• Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the 

seats.

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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.

Fastening a Seat Belt P. 42

• Make sure that the indicators in the instrument panel come on when you start the 

vehicle, and go off soon after.

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Always have a dealer check the vehicle if a problem is indicated.

Indicators P. 78

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Before Driving

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Maximum Load Limit

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Driving

Maximum Load Limit

The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg).

The maximum load for your vehicle is 680 lbs (308 kg).
See the Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver’s 
doorjamb.

This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and 
accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer.

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Maximum Load Limit

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all 
occupants, all accessories, all cargo, and the tongue 
load.

Specifications P. 678

Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle axle.

Specifications P. 678

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WARNING

Overloading or improper loading 
can affect handling and stability 
and cause a crash in which you 
can be hurt or killed.

Follow all load limits and other 
loading guidelines in this manual.

1.5 L engine models

2.0 L engine models

Label Example

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Before Driving

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Maximum Load Limit

Driving

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit -
(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.)

(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.

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Before Driving

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Maximum Load Limit

Driving

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

Example1

Max Load 

850 lbs 

(385 kg)

Passenger Weight 

150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs 

(68 kg x 2 = 136 kg)

Cargo Weight 

550 lbs 

(249 kg)

Example2

Max Load 

850 lbs 

(385 kg)

Passenger Weight 

150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs 

(68 kg x 5 = 340 kg)

Cargo Weight 

100 lbs 
(45 kg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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