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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Driving

The system has three alert stages for a possible collision. However, depending on circumstances, the CMBS

TM

 may not go through all of 

the stages before initiating the last stage.

Collision Alert Stages

Distance between vehicles

CMBS

TM

The radar sensor 
detects a vehicle

Audible & Visual WARNINGS

Braking

Stage one

There is a risk of a 
collision with the vehicle 
ahead of you.

When in Long, visual and audible alerts 
come on at a longer distance from a 
vehicle ahead than in Normal setting, and 
in Short, at a shorter distance than in 
Normal.

Stage two

The risk of a collision has 
increased, time to 
respond is reduced.

Visual and audible alerts.

Lightly applied

Stage three 

The CMBS

TM

 determines 

that a collision is 
unavoidable.

Forcefully applied

Your Vehicle

Vehicle 
Ahead

Normal

Short

Long

Your 
Vehicle

Vehicle 
Ahead

Your 
Vehicle

Vehicle 
Ahead

Continued

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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Driving

Press and hold the button until the beeper 
sounds to switch the system on or off.

When the CMBS

TM

 is off:

• The CMBS

TM

 indicator in the instrument 

panel comes on.

• A message on the driver information 

interface reminds you that the system is off.

The CMBS

TM

 is turned on every time you start 

the engine, even if you turned it off the last 
time you drove the vehicle.

CMBS

TM

 On and Off

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

The CMBS

TM

 may automatically shut off, and the 

CMBS

TM

 indicator will come and stay on under certain 

conditions:

CMBS

TM

 Conditions and Limitations P. 546

When the CMBS

TM

 is activated, it will continue to 

operate even if the accelerator pedal is partially 
depressed. However, it will be canceled if the 
accelerator pedal is deeply depressed.

The indicators for the Adaptive Cruise Control 
(ACC)

*

, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 

Speed Follow (LSF)

*

, Road Departure Mitigation 

(RDM), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System, Vehicle 
Stability Assist (VSA®) OFF, low tire Pressure/TPMS

*

 

and Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

indicator may come on after re-connecting the 
battery.
Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). 
The indicator should go off. If it does not, have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

546

Driving

The system may automatically shut off and the CMBS

TM

 indicator will come on under 

certain conditions. Some examples of these conditions are listed below. Other 
conditions may reduce some of the CMBS

TM

 functions.

Front Sensor Camera

*

 P. 477

Environmental conditions

• Driving in bad weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.).
• Sudden changes between light and dark, such as an entrance or exit of a tunnel.
• There is little contrast between objects and the background.
• Driving into low sunlight (e.g., at dawn or dusk).
• Strong light is reflected onto the roadway.
• Driving in the shadows of trees, buildings, etc.
• Roadway objects or structures are misinterpreted as vehicles and pedestrians.
• Reflections on the interior of the windshield.
• Driving at night or in a dark condition such as a tunnel.

Roadway conditions

• Driving on a snowy or wet roadway (obscured lane marking, vehicle tracks, 

reflected lights, road spray, high contrast).

• Driving on curvy, winding, or undulating roads.
• The road is hilly or the vehicle is approaching the crest of a hill.

CMBS

TM

 Conditions and Limitations

1

CMBS

TM

 Conditions and Limitations

Do not put a sticker on the radar sensor cover or 
replace the radar sensor cover.

If you need the radar sensor to be repaired, or 
removed, or the radar sensor cover is strongly 
impacted, turn off the system by pressing the 
CMBS

TM

 off button and take your vehicle to a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Continued

Driving

Vehicle conditions

• Headlight lenses are dirty or the headlights are not properly adjusted.
• The outside of the windshield is blocked by dirt, mud, leaves, wet snow, etc.
• The inside of the windshield is fogged.
• An abnormal tire or wheel condition (wrong size, varied size or construction, 

improperly inflated, compact spare tire, etc.).

• When tire chains are installed.
• The vehicle is tilted due to a heavy load or suspension modifications.
• The camera temperature gets too high.
• Driving with the parking brake applied.
• When the radar sensor in the front grille gets dirty.

Detection limitations

• A vehicle or pedestrian suddenly crosses in front of you.
• The distance between your vehicle and the vehicle or pedestrian ahead of you is 

too short.

• A vehicle cuts in front of you at a slow speed, and it brakes suddenly.
• When you accelerate rapidly and approach the vehicle or pedestrian ahead of you 

at high speed.

• The vehicle ahead of you is a motorcycle, bicycle, mobility scooter or other small 

vehicle.

• When there are animals in front of your vehicle.
• When you drive on a curved, winding or undulating road that makes it difficult for 

the sensor to properly detect a vehicle in front of you.

• The speed difference between your vehicle and a vehicle or pedestrian in front of 

you is significantly large.

• An oncoming vehicle suddenly comes in front of you.
• Another vehicle suddenly comes in front of you at an intersection, etc.
• Your vehicle abruptly crosses over in front of an oncoming vehicle.
• When driving through a narrow iron bridge.
• When the lead vehicle suddenly slows down.

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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Driving

• When there is a group of people in front of your vehicle walking together side by 

side.

• Surrounding conditions or belongings of the pedestrian alter the pedestrian’s 

shape, preventing the system from recognizing that the person is a pedestrian.

• When the pedestrian is shorter than about 3.3 feet (1 meter) or taller than about 

6.6 feet (2 meters) in height.

• When a pedestrian blends in with the background.
• When a pedestrian is bent over or squatting, or when their hands are raised or 

they are running.

• When several pedestrians are walking ahead in a group.
• When the camera cannot correctly identify that a pedestrian is present due to an 

unusual shape (holding luggage, body position, size).

Automatic shutoff

The CMBS

TM

 may automatically shut itself off and the CMBS

TM

 indicator comes and 

stays on when:
• The temperature inside the system is high.
• You drive off-road or on a mountain road, or curved and winding road for an 

extended period.

• An abnormal tire condition is detected (wrong tire size, flat tire, etc.).
• The camera behind the rearview mirror, or the area around the camera, including 

the windshield, gets dirty.

Once the conditions that caused the CMBS

TM

 to shut off improve or are addressed 

(e.g., cleaning), the system comes back on.

Limitations applicable to pedestrian detection only

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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Driving

The CMBS

TM

 may activate even when you are aware of a vehicle ahead of you, or 

when there is no vehicle ahead. Some examples of this are:

When Passing

Your vehicle approaches another vehicle ahead of you and you change lanes to pass.

At an intersection

Your vehicle approaches or passes another vehicle that is making a left or right turn.

On a curve

When driving through curves, your vehicle comes to a point where an oncoming 
vehicle is right in front of you.

Through a low bridge at high speed

You drive under a low or narrow bridge at high speed.

Speed bumps, road work sites, train tracks, roadside objects, etc.

You drive over speed bumps, steel road plates, etc., or your vehicle approaches train 
tracks or roadside objects (such as a traffic sign and guard rail) on a curve or, when 
parking, stationary vehicles and walls.

With Little Chance of a Collision

1

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

For the CMBS

TM

 to work properly:

Always keep the radar sensor cover clean.

Never use chemical solvents or polishing powder for 
cleaning the sensor cover. Clean it with water or a 
mild detergent.

Do not paint, or apply any coverings or paint to the 
radar sensor area. This can impact CMBS

TM

 operation.

If you need the radar sensor to be repaired, or 
removed, or the radar sensor cover is strongly 
impacted, turn off the system by pressing the 
CMBS

TM

 off button and take your vehicle to a dealer.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if you find any 
unusual behavior of the system (e.g., the warning 
message appears too frequently).

If the front of the vehicle is impacted in any of the 
following situations, the radar sensor may not work 
properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer:

The vehicle mounted onto a bump, curb, chock, 
embankment, etc.

You drive the vehicle where the water is deep.

Your vehicle has a frontal collision.

* Not available on all models

550

Driving

Parking Your Vehicle

When Stopped

1. Depress the brake pedal firmly.
2. With the brake pedal depressed, pull up the electric parking brake switch slowly, 

but fully.

3. Change the shift position to 

(

P.

3. Move the shift lever to 

(

R or 

(

1.

4. Turn off the engine.

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The parking brake and brake system indicator (red) goes off in about 15 
seconds.

Always confirm the electric parking brake is set, in particular if you are parked on an 
incline.

1

Parking Your Vehicle

Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects, 
such as dry grass, oil, or timber.
Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.

1

When Stopped

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.

In extremely cold temperatures, the parking brake 
may freeze up if applied. If such temperatures are 
expected, do not apply the parking brake but, if 
parking on a slope, either turn the front wheels so 
they will contact the curb if the vehicle rolls down the 
slope or block the wheels to keep the vehicle from 
moving. If you do not take either precaution, the 
vehicle may roll unexpectedly, leading to a crash.

Continuously variable transmission models

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

All models

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Multi-View Rear Camera

About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view.
The display automatically changes to the rear view when the transmission is put into 

(

R.

Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area

1

About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

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.

You can change the Fixed Guideline and Dynamic 
Guideline
 settings.

Customized Features P. 348

Fixed Guideline
On: 
Guidelines appear when you put the 
transmission into 

(

R.

Off: Guidelines do not appear.
Dynamic Guideline
On: 
Guidelines move according to the steering wheel 
direction.
Off: Guidelines do not move.

Models with Display Audio

Guidelines

Bumper

Wide View Mode

Normal View Mode

Top Down View Mode

Camera

Approx. 39 inches (1 m)
Approx. 20 inches (50 cm)

Approx. 79 inches (2 m)

Approx. 39 inches 
(1 m)

Approx. 20 inches 
(50 cm)

Approx. 79 inches 
(2 m)

Approx. 118 inches 
(3 m)

Approx. 118 inches (3 m)

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Multi-View Rear Camera

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About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

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You can view three different camera angles on the rearview display.

Press the LIST/SELECT (selector) knob to switch the angle.

Touch the appropriate icon to switch the angle.

 : Wide view
 : Normal view
 : Top down view

• If the last used viewing mode was Wide or Normal, the same mode is selected the 

next time you put the transmission into 

(

R.

• If Top down view was last used before you turned off the engine, Wide View 

mode is selected next time you turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

w

*1

 and put the 

transmission into 

(

R.

• If Top down view was last used more than 10 seconds after you shift from 

(

R, 

Wide View mode is selected the next time you put the transmission into 

(

R.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

1

About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

You can change the Camera Guideline settings.

Camera Guideline
On: 
Guidelines appear when you shift into 

(

R.

Off: Guidelines do not appear.

Models with color audio system

Models with color audio system

Models with Display Audio

All models

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Refueling

Fuel Information

Fuel recommendation

Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause a persistent, heavy metallic knocking noise 
that can lead to engine damage.

Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the 
engine and will result in decreased engine performance.
Use of a 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, Honda 
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.

Unleaded gasoline, pump octane number 87 or higher

Unleaded premium gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher

1

Fuel Information

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.

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.

Models without the label “PREMIUM RECOMMENDED”

Models with the label “PREMIUM RECOMMENDED”

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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. 

For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on 
gasoline that does not contain MMT, visit www.hondacars.com. In Canada, visit 
www.honda.ca for additional information on gasoline. For more information on top 
tier gasoline, visit www.toptiergas.com.

Fuel tank capacity: 12.39 US gal (46.9 liters)

How to Refuel

Your fuel tank is not equipped with a fuel fill cap. You can insert the filler nozzle 
directly into the filler neck. The tank seals itself again when you pull out the filler 
nozzle.

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. Press the area indicated by the arrow to 

release the fuel fill door. You will hear a 
click.

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Driver’s door must be unlocked.

Locking/Unlocking the Doors from 

the Inside P. 158

1

How 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.

Press

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How to Refuel

Driving

4. Place the end of the filler nozzle on the 

lower part of filler opening, then insert it 
slowly and fully.

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Make sure that the end of the filler 
nozzle goes down along with the filler 
pipe.

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Keep the filler nozzle level.

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When the tank is full, the filler nozzle will 
click off automatically.

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After filling, wait about five seconds 
before removing the filler nozzle.

1

How to Refuel

The fuel filler opening is designed to accept only 
service station filler nozzles for refueling. Use of 
smaller diameter tubes (e.g., those used to siphon 
fuel for other uses) or other non-service station 
devices can damage the area in and around the filler 
opening.

Use the lock tab or the master door lock switch to 
unlock the fuel fill door.
The vehicle doors and fuel fill door automatically 
relock if the remote unlock function is used. This can 
be deactivated by briefly opening then closing the 
driver’s door.

The fuel fill door and its latching mechanism can be 
permanently damaged if the fuel fill door is forced 
closed when the driver’s door is locked.

If the 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.

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.

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How to Refuel

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Driving

5. Shut the fuel fill door by hand.

1

How to Refuel

Do not continue to add fuel after the filler nozzle has 
automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed 
the full tank capacity.

If you have to refuel your vehicle from a portable 
container, use the funnel provided with your vehicle.

Refueling From a Portable Fuel Container 

P. 675

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Driving

Fuel Economy and CO

2

 Emissions

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 

Emissions

Achieving fuel economy and reducing CO

2

 emissions is dependent on several 

factors, including driving conditions, load weight, idling time, driving habits, and 
vehicle condition. Depending on these and other factors, you may not achieve the 
rated fuel economy of this vehicle.

You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle. 
Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the 
information display

*

/driver information interface

*

.

• 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.

Maintenance and Fuel Economy

1

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 Emissions

Direct calculation is the recommended method to 
determine actual fuel consumed while driving.

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/

Miles driven

Gallons of 

fuel

Miles per 

Gallon

100

Liters of 

fuel

Kilometers 

driven

L per 100 km

* Not available on all models

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Turbo Engine Vehicle

Handling Precautions

The turbocharger is a high-precision device to obtain greater horsepower by 
delivering a large volume of compressed air into the engine using a turbine driven by 
the engine’s exhaust gas pressure.

• When the engine is cold just after starting, avoid revving the engine or sudden 

acceleration.

• Always replace the engine oil and engine oil filter according to the Maintenance 

Minder. The turbine rotates at very high speeds over 100,000 rpm and its 
temperature reaches over 1,292°F (700°C). It is lubricated and cooled by engine 
oil. If you fail to replace the engine oil and filter at the scheduled distance or 
interval, deteriorated engine oil may cause failure such as sticking and abnormal 
noise of the turbine bearing.

1

Turbo Engine Vehicle

The scheduled maintenance intervals for replacing 
the filter is indicated on the information display

*

/

driver information interface

*

. Follow the information 

of when to replace them.

Maintenance Minder

TM

 P. 563

The temperature gauge pointer is at the 

 mark 

when you restart the engine after driving under high 
load conditions such as at high speed or in hilly 
terrain. This is normal. The gauge goes down after 
you idle or drive the vehicle for about one minute.

H

* Not available on all models

559

Maintenance

This chapter discusses basic maintenance.

Before Performing Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance ............ 560
Safety When Performing Maintenance .... 561
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance 

Service ........................................... 562

Maintenance Minder

TM

..................... 563

Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood .... 572
Opening the Hood ........................... 574
Recommended Engine Oil ................ 575
Oil Check ......................................... 576
Adding Engine Oil ............................ 578
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter..... 579

Engine Coolant ................................ 582
Transmission Fluid............................ 584
Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid .......................... 585

Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 586

Replacing Light Bulbs ....................... 587

Checking and Maintaining Wiper 

Blades .......................................... 597

Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires ................................. 602
Tire and Loading Information Label ..... 603
Tire Labeling .................................... 603
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)...... 605
Wear Indicators................................ 607

Tire Service Life................................ 607
Tire and Wheel Replacement ........... 608
Tire Rotation.................................... 609
Winter Tires ..................................... 610
Cold Weather Driving ...................... 612

Battery............................................... 613
Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Button Battery ........... 615

Climate Control System Maintenance .. 617
Cleaning

Interior Care .................................... 618
Exterior Care.................................... 621

Accessories and Modifications ........ 624

* Not available on all models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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