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Honda Civic Hatchback (2018 year). Manual - part 39

 

 

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

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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 certain vehicle systems such as the ABS and 
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) 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.

Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.

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Tire and Wheel Replacement

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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.

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Tire Rotation

Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the information display

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driver information interface

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 helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire 

life.

Tires without rotation marks

Rotate the tires as shown here.

Tires with rotation marks

Rotate the tires as shown here.

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Tire 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.

Whenever tires are rotated, you must calibrate the 
TPMS.

TPMS Calibration P. 527

Front

Direction Mark

U.S. models

Front

Front

* Not available on all models

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

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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.

Use tire chains, snow tires, or all season tires when necessary or according to the 
law.

When mounting, refer to the following points.

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Winter Tires

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.

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.

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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.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding the selection and use of 
tire chains.

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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:

*1: On 245/30ZR20 tires, you cannot install any type of tire chains. If you have to use 
tire chains, replace the original tires with the 235/40R18 tires.
• 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.

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1034

Not recommended to use any type of chains

Models with 215/55R16 tires

Models with 215/50R17 tires

Models with 235/40R18 tires

Models with 245/30ZR20 tires

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Cold Weather Driving

Summer Only tires and Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires are very sensitive to 
ambient temperatures and are designed to be used at temperatures above 45°F 
(7°C). If the vehicle is operated with Summer Only tires or UHP tires at temperatures 
below 45°F (7°C), the tires will provide decreasing amounts of grip and other 
performance attributes. If the vehicle is operated with Summer Only tires or UHP 
tires at temperatures below –4°F (–20°C), the tire tread may lose their elasticity and 
become brittle, resulting in permanent damage to the tread. A damaged tire may 
fail during use. Therefore, if you operate the vehicle when ambient temperatures are 
below 45°F (7°C), we recommend that you install other tires (e.g., mud+snow, 
winter) that are designed to provide appropriate performance attributes under the 
anticipated conditions.

2.0 L engine models

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WARNING

Use of Summer Only tires or Ultra High 
Performance tires at temperatures below 
45°F (7°C) may lead to a loss of 
performance and control, which could 
result in a crash, serious injury or death.

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Battery

Checking the Battery

The condition of the battery is monitored by a 
sensor located on the negative terminal of the 
battery. If there is a problem with this sensor, 
the information display

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/driver information 

interface

*

 will display a warning message. If 

this happens, have you vehicle inspected by a 
dealer. 

Check the battery terminals for corrosion 
monthly.

If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead:
• The audio system is disabled.

Reactivating the audio system P. 232

• The clock

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 resets.

Adjusting the Clock P. 146

The immobilizer system needs to be reset.

Immobilizer System Indicator P. 92

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Battery

WARNING:  Battery post, terminals, 
and related accessories contain lead 
and lead compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.

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WARNING

The battery gives off explosive hydrogen 
gas during normal operation.

A spark or flame can cause the battery to 
explode with enough force to kill or 
seriously hurt you.

When conducting any battery 
maintenance, wear protective clothing and 
a face shield, or have a skilled technician do 
it.

Battery

Canadian models only

* Not available on all models

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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.

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

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Battery

When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals 
by applying a baking powder and water solution. 
Clean the terminals with a damp towel. 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.
Consult a dealer for more information.

The indicators for the Adaptive Cruise Control 
(ACC)

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, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 

Speed Follow (LSF)

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, Road Departure Mitigation 

(RDM)

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, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System, 

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

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 and Collision Mitigation Braking System

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(CMBS

TM

)

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 may come on when you turn the ignition 

switch to ON 

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 after reconnecting a battery.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). 
Each indicator should go off. If none of them do, 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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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.

1. Unscrew the cover with a small Phillips-

head screwdriver.

2. Open the remote transmitter.

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Wrap the small flat-tip screwdriver with a 
cloth to prevent scratching the 
transmitter.

3. Remove the button battery with the small 

flat-tip screwdriver.

4. Make sure to replace the battery with the 

correct polarity.

Master Keys with Remote Transmitter

*

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Replacing the Button Battery

NOTICE

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.

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WARNING

CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD
The battery that powers the remote 
transmitter can cause severe internal burns 
and can even lead to death if swallowed.
Keep new and used batteries away from 
children.
If you suspect that a child has swallowed 
the battery, seek medical attention 
immediately.

Screw

Battery type: CR1620

Battery

* Not available on all models

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1. Remove the built-in key.

2. Remove the upper half of the cover by 

carefully prying on the edge with a coin.

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Remove carefully to avoid losing the 
buttons.

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Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent 
scratching the smart entry remote.

3. Make sure to replace the battery with the 

correct polarity.

Smart Entry Remote

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Battery type: CR2032

Battery

* Not available on all models

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Climate Control System Maintenance

Air Conditioning

To ensure proper and safe operation, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE 
J2845) recommends that the refrigerant system only be serviced by trained and 
certified technicians.

Never repair or replace the air conditioning evaporator (cooling coil) with one 
removed from a used or salvaged vehicle.

New replacement mobile air conditioning evaporators must be certified (and 
labeled) as meeting SAE Standard J2842.

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 Minder

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 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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Climate Control System Maintenance

NOTICE

Vented refrigerant is harmful to the environment.
To avoid refrigerant from venting, never replace the 
evaporator with one removed from a used or 
salvaged vehicle.

Refrigerant in your vehicle’s air conditioning system is 
flammable and can be ignited during servicing if 
proper procedures are not followed.

The air conditioner label is found under the hood:

Safety Labels P. 75
Specifications P. 678

Canadian models

: Caution

: Flammable 
Refrigerant

: Requires Registered 
Technician to Service

: Air Conditioning 
System

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Dust 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.

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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.

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 loops of the seat belt anchors using a clean cloth.

Cleaning Seat Belts

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Interior 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 cause 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.

After using chemicals, make sure to gently wipe them 
away 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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Wipe using a glass cleaner.

The driver’s floor mat hooks over the floor 
anchors, which keep the mat 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.

Cleaning the Window

Floor Mats

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Cleaning 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.

Be careful not to spill fluids, such as water or glass 
cleaner, on or around the cover of both the front 
sensor camera and the rainfall/light sensor

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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting 

control) P. 182

Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

 P. 189

Front Sensor Camera

*

 P. 477

Models with front sensor camera

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Floor Mats

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.

Lock

Unlock

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To properly clean leather:
1. Use a vacuum or soft dry cloth first to remove any dirt or dust.
2. Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a solution comprised of 90% 

water and 10% neutral soap.

3. Wipe away any soap residue with a clean damp cloth.
4. Wipe away residual water and allow leather to air dry in the shade.

Maintaining Genuine Leather

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Maintaining Genuine Leather

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It is important to clean or wipe away dirt or dust as 
soon as possible. Spills can soak into leather resulting 
in stains. Dirt or dust can cause abrasions in the 
leather. In addition, please note that some dark 
colored clothing can rub onto the leather seats 
resulting in discoloration or stains.

* Not available on all models

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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.

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.

• Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated car wash.
• Fold in the door mirrors.
• For models equipped with automatic intermittent wipers, turn the wipers off.

• 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.

Washing the Vehicle

Using an Automated Car Wash

Using High Pressure Cleaners

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Washing the Vehicle

Do not spray water into the air intake and hood 
intake

*

 vents. It can cause a malfunction.

Do not spray water onto the fuel fill door directly. A 
high-pressure spray may cause it to open.

Air Intake Vents

1.5 L engine models

Hood 
Intake Vent

2.0 L engine models

Air Intake 
Vents

* Not available on all models

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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.

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.

Wipe using a glass cleaner.

Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road 
contaminants. When necessary, as early as possible use a sponge and mild detergent 
to wipe away these contaminants. Do not use a stiff brush or harsh chemicals 
(including some commercial wheel cleaners). These can damage the protective finish 
on aluminum alloy wheels, resulting in corrosion. Depending on the type of finish, 
the wheels also may lose their luster or appear burnished. To avoid water stains, 
wipe the wheels dry with a cloth while they are still wet.

Applying Wax

Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Cleaning the Window

Maintaining Aluminum Wheels

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Washing the Vehicle

If you need to lift the wiper arms away from the 
windshield, first set the wiper arms to the 
maintenance position.

Changing the Front Wiper Blade Rubber 

P. 597

Do not spray water on to the capless unit when the 
fuel fill door is open. It can cause damage to the fuel 
system or engine.

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Applying Wax

NOTICE

Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage 
the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe 
away spills immediately.

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Maintaining 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.

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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 of water accumulation, or large water drops 
building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Fogged Exterior Light Lenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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