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Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

*

Driving

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

*

Alerts you when the system detects a possibility of your vehicle unintentionally 
crossing over detected lane markings.

If your vehicle is getting too close to detected 
left or right side lane markings without a turn 
signal activated, LDW will give audible and 
visual alerts.

The beeper sounds and the Lane Departure 
message appears on the i-MID, letting you 
know that you need to take appropriate 
action.

How the System Works

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Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

*

Important Safety Reminder
Like all assistance systems, LDW has limitations.
Over-reliance on LDW may result in a collision. It is 
always your responsibility to keep the vehicle within 
your driving lane.

LDW only alerts you when lane drift is detected 
without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all 
lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary 
based on weather, speed and lane marker condition. 
It is always your responsibility to safely operate the 
vehicle and avoid collisions.

* Not available on all models

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Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

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Driving

The system begins to search for lane markings when all the following conditions are met:
• The vehicle is traveling between 40 and 90 mph (64 and 145 km/h).
• The vehicle is on a straight or slightly curved road.
• The turn signals are off.
• The brake pedal is not depressed.

The camera is located behind the rearview 
mirror.

Press the LDW button to turn the system on 
and off.

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The indicator in the button comes on 
when the system is on.

How the System Activates

LDW Camera

1

How the System Activates

LDW may automatically shut off and the LDW 
indicator comes and stays on.

Indicators P. 68

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LDW Camera

Never apply a film or attach any objects to the 
windshield that could obstruct the LDW camera’s 
field of vision.
Scratches, nicks, and other damage to the windshield 
within the LDW camera’s field of vision can cause the 
system to operate abnormally. If this occurs, we 
recommend that you replace the windshield with a 
genuine Honda replacement windshield. Making 
even minor repairs within the camera’s field of vision 
or installing an aftermarket replacement windshield 
may also cause the system to operate abnormally.
After replacing the windshield, have a dealer 
recalibrate the camera. Proper calibration of the LDW 
camera is necessary for the system to operate 
properly.
Do not place an object on the top of the instrument 
panel. It may reflect onto the windshield and prevent 
the system from detecting lane lines properly.

To help reduce the likelihood that high interior 
temperatures will cause the camera system to shut 
off, when parking, find a shady area or face the front 
of the vehicle away from the sun. If you use a 
reflective sun shade, do not allow it to cover the 
camera housing. Covering the camera can 
concentrate heat on the camera.

LDW Camera

LDW On and Off

LDW Button

Indicator

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Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

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LDW may not activate or may not recognize lanes, and may activate even when 
keeping in the middle of a lane under the following conditions.

LDW Limitations

Condition

When you drive in bad weather (rain, fog, etc.).

A heavy load in the rear or modifications to the suspension tilts your vehicle.

An abnormal tire condition is detected (wrong tire size, flat tire, etc.).

When the windshield is blocked by dirt, mud, leaves, wet snow, etc.

When the temperature inside the system is high.

A sudden change between light and dark such as an entrance or exit of a tunnel.

You drive into the sunlight (e.g. at dawn or dusk).

When the windshield is dirty or cloudy.

When you drive in the shadows of trees, buildings, etc.

When you drive on a wet road surface following another vehicle.

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The camera may perceive the tire tracks in the water as lane lines.

When there is snow or wheel tracks on the side of the road.

When the road has many repaired area or an erased lane line.

When the vehicle is running over painted signs or crosswalk markings.

When you drive in a lane with worn-out lane markings.

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LDW Camera

If the Camera Too Hot message appears:

Use the climate control system to cool down the 
interior and, if necessary, the defroster mode when 
windows are fogged.

Start driving the vehicle to lower the windshield 
temperature, which cools down the area around 
the LDW camera.

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic 
Stability Control (ESC), 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.

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.

VSA® Operation

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control 
(ESC), System

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® 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.

The main function of the VSA® system is generally 
known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The 
system also includes a traction control function.

VSA® System 
Indicator

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

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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® stop and the indicator will come on.

To turn it on again, press the 

 (VSA® OFF) 

button until you hear a beep.

VSA® is turned on every time you start the 
engine, even if you turned it off the last time 
you drove the vehicle.

VSA® On and Off

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control 
(ESC), 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 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.

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 comes 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.

VSA® OFF 

Indicator

Models without LDW

Models with LDW

VSA® OFF 
Indicator

* Not available on all models

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LaneWatch

TM

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LaneWatch

TM

Is an assistance system that allows you to check the passenger side rear areas 
displayed on the audio/information screen when the turn signal is activated to the 
passenger’s side. A camera in the passenger side door mirror monitors these areas 
and allows you to check for vehicles, in addition to your visual check and use of the 
passenger door mirror. You can also keep the system on for your convenience while 
driving.

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LaneWatch

TM

Important Safety Reminder
Like all assistance systems, LaneWatch has 
limitations. Over reliance on LaneWatch may result in 
a collision.

The LaneWatch function can be affected by weather, 
lighting (including headlights and low sun angle), 
ambient darkness, camera condition, and loading.

The LaneWatch may not provide the intended display 
of traffic to the side and rear under the following 
conditions:

Your vehicle’s suspension has been altered, 
changing the height of the vehicle.

Your tires are over or under inflated.

Your tires or wheels are of varied size or 
construction.

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WARNING

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to 
change lanes before doing so may result in 
a crash and serious injury or death.

Do not rely only on LaneWatch while 
driving.

Always look in your mirrors, to either side 
of your vehicle, and behind you for other 
vehicles before changing lanes.

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2

The system activates when you:

Move the turn signal 
lever to the passenger 
side.

Press the LaneWatch 
button.

The passenger side view 
display appears on the 
display audio.

Pull the turn signal 
lever back.

The system deactivates when you:

Press the LaneWatch 
button again.

Audio/Information Screen

Camera

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LaneWatch

TM

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Customizing the LaneWatch settings

You can customize the following items using the audio/information screen.
• Show with Turn Signal: Selects whether LaneWatch monitor comes on when 

you operate the turn signal light lever.

• Display Time after Turn Signal Off: Changes the length of time the 

LaneWatch display stays on after you pull the turn signal lever back.

• Reference Lines: Selects whether the reference lines appear on the LaneWatch 

monitor.

• Next Maneuver Pop up

*

Selects whether a turn direction screen of the 

navigation system interrupts the LaneWatch display.

• Display: Allows for display adjustments of items, such as brightness, and tint.

This setting is part of the Audio setup group.

Customized Features P. 192

Reference Lines

Three lines that appear on the screen can give 
an idea of how far the vehicles or objects on 
the screen are from your vehicle, respectively. 
If an object is near line 1 (in red), it indicates 
that it is close to your vehicle whereas an 
object near line 3 farther away.

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LaneWatch

TM

The LaneWatch camera view is restricted. Its unique 
lens makes objects on the screen look slightly 
different from what they are.

LaneWatch display does not come on when the shift 
lever is in 

(

R.

For proper LaneWatch operation:

The camera is located in the passenger side door 
mirror. Always keep this area clean. If the camera 
lens is covered with dirt or moisture, use a soft, 
moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free of debris.

Do not cover the camera lens with labels or stickers 
of any kind.

Do not touch the camera lens.

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3

1

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Reference Lines

The area around the reference line 1 (red) is very close to 
your vehicle. As always, make sure to visually confirm 
the safety of a lane change before changing lanes.

The distance between your vehicle and lines 1, 2 and 
3 on the screen vary depending road conditions and 
vehicle loading. For example, the reference lines on 
the screen may seem to appear closer than the actual 
distances when the rear of your vehicle is more 
heavily loaded.

Consult a dealer if:

The passenger side door mirror, or area around it is 
severely impacted, resulting in changing the 
camera angle.

The LaneWatch display does not come on at all.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Instead of directly measuring the pressure in each tire, the TPMS on this vehicle 
monitors and compares the rolling radius and rotational characteristics of each 
wheel and tire while you are driving to determine if one or more tires are 
significantly under-inflated. This will cause the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator to 
come on and a message to appear on the i-MID.

You must start TPMS calibration every time you:
• Adjust the pressure in one or more tires.
• Rotate the tires.
• Replace one or more tires.

Before calibrating the TPMS:
• Set the cold tire pressure in all four tires.

Checking Tires P. 308

Make sure:
• The vehicle is at a complete stop.
• The shift lever is in 

(

P.

• The power mode is in ON.

TPMS Calibration

U.S. models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The system does not monitor the tires when driving 
at low speed.

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.

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 indicator will not come on as a 
result of over inflation.

The TPMS may not function properly if tire type and 
size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and 
type of tire.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 308

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator may come on 
with a delay or may not come on at all when:

You rapidly accelerate, decelerate, or turn the 
steering wheel.

You drive on snowy or slippery roads.

Snow chains are used.

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator may come on 
under the following conditions:

A compact spare tire

*

 is used.

There is a heavier and uneven load on the tires, 
such as when towing a trailer, than the condition at 
calibration.

Snow chains are used.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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You can calibrate the system from the 
customized features on the i-MID.
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press the MENU button to go to the 

Vehicle Menu screen.

3. Select Customize Settings with the 

(

button, then press the SOURCE button.

4. Press the SOURCE button again.

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The display switches to the 
customization setup screen, where you 
can select No or Yes.

5. Press the SOURCE button to select Yes.

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When the calibration is complete, the 
The TPMS Calibration is initialised. 
message appears, and the display returns 
to the customization menu screen.

• If the Unable to initialize TPMS. message 

appears, repeat steps 4-5.

• The calibration process finishes 

automatically.

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TPMS Calibration

TPMS cannot be calibrated if a compact spare tire

*

 

is installed.

The calibration process requires approximately 30 
minutes of cumulative driving at speeds between 
30-60 mph (48-97 km/h).

During this period, if the ignition is turned on and 
the vehicle is not moved within 45 seconds, you 
may notice the low tire pressure indicator comes on 
briefly. This is normal and indicates that the 
calibration process is not yet complete.

If the snow chains are installed, remove them before 
calibrating the TPMS.

If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on even 
when the properly inflated specified regular tires are 
installed, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

We recommend that the tires be replaced with the 
same brand, model, and size as the originals. Ask a 
dealer for details.

* Not available on all models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

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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 

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.

U.S. models

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation

Driving

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire 
maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain 
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.

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

Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking.

To apply:
Pull the lever fully up without pressing the 
release button.

To release:
1. 
Pull the lever slightly, and press and hold 

the release button.

2. Lower the lever down all the way, then 

release the button.

Parking Brake

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Parking Brake

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 i-MID.

Always apply the parking brake when parking.

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Brake System

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Your vehicle is equipped with front disc brakes. The brakes on the rear wheels are 
drum. 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.

Brake Assist System P. 270
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 269

Foot Brake

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Foot Brake

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 your 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 speed position.

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.

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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

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.

When the vehicle speed goes under 6 mph (10 km/h), the ABS stops.

ABS

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

NOTICE

The ABS may not function correctly if you use an 
incorrect tire type and size.

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 snow chains are installed.

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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Brake Assist System

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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.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Move the shift lever from 

(

D to 

(

P.

4. Turn off the engine.

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

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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.

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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.

Raise the wiper arms when snow is expected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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