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Driving

Rearview Camera

About Your Rearview Camera

For models with the navigation system, see the Navigation System Manual for the 
rearview camera.

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 

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R.

The rearview camera has a unique lens that makes objects appear closer or further 
than they actually are.

Rearview Camera Display Area

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About Your Rearview 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. 192

Fixed Guideline
On: 
Guidelines appear when you shift into 

(

R.

Off: Guidelines do not appear when the dynamic 
guideline is off.
Dynamic Guideline
On: 
Guidelines move according to the steering wheel 
direction.
Off: Guidelines do not move.

Models with navigation system

Models without navigation system

Guidelines

Bumper

Camera

Approx. 20 in (0.5 m)
Approx. 39 in (1 m)

Approx. 79 in (2 m)

Approx. 118 in (3 m)

Approx. 118 in (3 m)

Approx. 39 in (1 m)

Approx. 79 in (2 m)

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Driving

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.

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

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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.

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How to Refuel

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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: 13.2 US gal (50 liters)

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. Push on the fuel fill door release handle at 

the foot of the driver’s seat.

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The fuel fill door opens.

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How to Refuel

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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.

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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.

5. Place the fuel fill cap in the holder.
6. Insert the filler nozzle fully.

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When the tank is full, the fuel 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.

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Shut the fuel fill door by hand.

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How to Refuel

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.

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.

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

Cap

Cap

Holder

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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.

You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle. 
Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the 
i-MID.
• 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

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Improving Fuel Economy

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

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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.

Fuses P. 353

• Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for 

assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation.

Modifications

Do not modify your vehicle or use non-Honda 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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Accessories and Modifications

Honda Genuine accessories are recommended to 
ensure proper operation on your vehicle.

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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.

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Maintenance

This chapter discusses basic maintenance.

Before Performing Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance ............ 280
Safety When Performing Maintenance..281
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance 

Service ........................................... 282

Maintenance Minder

TM

..................... 283

Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood.. 288
Opening the Hood ........................... 289
Recommended Engine Oil ................ 290
Oil Check ......................................... 291
Adding Engine Oil ............................ 292

Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter .. 293

Engine Coolant ................................ 295
Transmission Fluid............................ 297
Brake Fluid....................................... 298
Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 299

Replacing Light Bulbs ....................... 300

Checking and Maintaining Wiper 

Blades .......................................... 306

Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires ................................. 308
Tire and Loading Information Label .. 309
Tire Labeling .................................... 309
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles).. 311
Wear Indicators................................ 313

Tire Service Life................................ 313
Tire and Wheel Replacement ........... 314
Tire Rotation.................................... 315
Winter Tires ..................................... 316

12 Volt Battery.................................. 317
Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Button Battery ........... 318

Climate Control System Maintenance ..319
Cleaning

Interior Care .................................... 320
Exterior Care.................................... 322

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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.

Daily inspections

Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when 
refueling.

Periodic inspections

• Check the continuously variable transmission fluid level monthly.

Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid P. 297

• Check the brake fluid level monthly.

Checking the Brake Fluid P. 298

• Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 308

• Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 300

• Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 306

Types of Inspection and Maintenance

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Inspection and Maintenance

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 i-MID.

Maintenance Service Items P. 286

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.

Authorized Manuals P. 367

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.

U.S. models

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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.

• 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.

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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 12 volt 

battery or compressed air.

• Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.

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Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.

• The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.

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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.

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Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before 
touching vehicle parts.

• Be aware that moving parts can injure you.

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Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away 
from moving parts.

• Do not touch the IMA battery and wiring (orange).

Maintenance Safety

Vehicle Safety

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Safety When Performing Maintenance

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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.

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WARNING

Failure to properly follow maintenance 
instructions and precautions can cause you 
to be seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the procedures and 
precautions in this owner’s manual.

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Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service

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Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service

The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and 
servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the 
same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.

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Maintenance Minder

TM

If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages 
appear on the i-MID 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.

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Maintenance Minder

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To Use Maintenance Minder

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To Use Maintenance Minder

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Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the 
engine oil, appear on the i-MID.
You can view them on the Maintenance info screen at any time.
1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Press the MENU button to go to the Vehicle Menu screen.
3. Select Vehicle Information with the 

(

+ button, then press the SOURCE button.

4. Press the SOURCE button again to go to the Maintenance info screen. The 

engine oil life appears on the i-MID.

Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items

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Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items

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 i-MID.

Maintenance Service Items P. 286

Displayed Engine Oil 

Life (%)

Calculated Engine Oil 

Life (%)

100

100 to 91

90

90 to 81

80

80 to 71

70

70 to 61

60

60 to 51

50

50 to 41

40

40 to 31

30

30 to 21

20

20 to 16

15

15 to 11

10

10 to 6

5

5 to 1

0

0

MENU

SOURCE

50

Engine oil

Air filters

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SOURCE 
Button

(

+ Button

Sub Item

Main 
Item

Engine Oil Life

MENU 
Button

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The system message indicator (

) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the i-MID

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 

 

(display/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 

percent. Press the 

 button to 

switch to another display.

The engine oil has almost reached the 
end of its service life, and the 
maintenance items should be inspected 
and serviced as soon as possible.

SERVICE PAST DUE

Negative Distance

The remaining engine oil life has 
passed its service life, and a negative 
distance appears after driving over 
10 miles (U.S. models) or 10 km 
(Canadian models). Press the 

 

button to switch to another display.

The engine oil life has passed.
The maintenance items must be 
inspected and serviced immediately.

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15

Engine oil

Air filters

2345

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5

Engine oil

Air filters

2345

2345

2345

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Maintenance Service Items

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Maintenance Service Items

Independent of the Maintenance Minder 
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.

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Maintenance Minder 
Message

System Message 
Indicator

Sub Items

Main 
Item

*1: If a message SERVICE does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the 

engine oil every year.

CODE

Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

B

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

#

Check the expiration date for TRK bottle

*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).

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

CODE

Maintenance Sub Items

1

Rotate tires

2

Replace air cleaner element

*2

Replace dust and pollen filter

*3

Inspect drive belt

3

Replace transmission fluid

4

Replace spark plugs

Inspect valve clearance

5

Replace engine coolant

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Reset the engine oil life display if you have performed the maintenance service.

1. Set the power mode to ON.
2. Go to the Maintenance info screen.

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3. Press the SOURCE button.

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The oil life reset mode is displayed on the i-MID.

4. Select YES with the 

(

- button, then press the SOURCE button.

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The displayed maintenance items disappear, and the engine oil life display 
returns to 100%.

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Any maintenance items that are necessary for your vehicle at the next 
maintenance service will appear.

To cancel the oil life reset mode, select No, then press the SOURCE button.

Resetting the Display

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Resetting the Display

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.

Engine Oil Life

SOURCE 
Button

(

- Button

Maintenance 
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