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Replacing Light Bulbs

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Back-Up Light Bulbs

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Back-Up Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the screw from the center of the 

fastener using a Phillips-head screwdriver.

2. Remove the holding clips using a flat-tip 

screwdriver, then pull the lining back.

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs P. 303

3. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.
4. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Taillight Bulbs

Taillight bulbs in the trunk lid are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect 
and replace the light assembly.

Back-Up Light: 16 W

Lining
Fastener

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Replacing Light Bulbs

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Rear License Plate Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the screw from the center of the 

fastener using a Phillips-head screwdriver.

2. Remove the holding clips using a flat-tip 

screwdriver, then pull the lining back.

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs P. 303

3. Remove the license plate light assembly by 

squeezing the tabs on both sides of the 
socket.

4. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

High-Mount Brake Light Bulbs

High-mount brake light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer 
inspect and replace the light assembly.

Rear License Plate Light: 5 W 

Lining
Fastener

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Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

Checking Wiper Blades

If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks and the hard surfaces 
of the blade may scratch the window glass.

Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber

1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the 

passenger side.

2. Place a cloth on the edge of the lock tab. 

Push the lock tab up with a flat-tip screw 
driver.

3. Slide the blade from the wiper arm.

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Changing the Wiper Blade Rubber

NOTICE

Avoid dropping the wiper arm; it may damage the 
windshield.

Lock Tab

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4. Slide the wiper blade out from its holder by 

pulling the tabbed end out.

5. Remove the retainers from the rubber blade 

that has been removed, and mount to a 
new rubber blade.

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Correctly align the rubber protrusion and 
the retainer grooves.

6. Slide the new wiper blade onto the holder 

from the bottom end.

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The tab on the holder should fit in the 
indent of the wiper blade.

7. Slide the wiper blade onto the wiper arm, 

then push down the lock tab.

8. Lower the passenger side wiper arm first, 

then the driver side.

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires

To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in 
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.

Inflation guidelines

Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort. 
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specification’s page for the specified pressure.

Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and 
are more likely to fail from overheating.

Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards, 
and wear unevenly.

Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the 
others, check the pressure with a tire gauge.

At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in 
all tires, including the spare. Even tires in good condition can lose 1 to 2 psi (10 to 
20 kPa, 0.1 to 0.2 kgf/cm

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Inspection guidelines

Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems.
Look for:
• Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts, 

splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.

• Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.
• Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.
• Excessive tread wear.

Wear Indicators P. 313

• Cracks or other damage around valve stem.

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Checking Tires

Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This 
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three 
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If 
necessary, add or release air until the specified 
pressure is reached.

If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as 
4–6 psi (30–40 kPa, 0.3–0.4 kgf/cm

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) higher than if 

checked when cold.

Whenever tire pressure is adjusted, you must 
calibrate the TPMS.

TPMS Calibration P. 263

Have a dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent 
vibration while driving. New tires and any that have 
been removed and reinstalled should be properly 
balanced.

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WARNING

Using tires that are excessively worn or 
improperly inflated can cause a crash in 
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding tire inflation and 
maintenance.

U.S. models

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading 
information.

Tire Labeling

The tires that came on your vehicle have a 
number of markings. Those you should be 
aware of are described below.

Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size.

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The tire and loading information label attached to the 
driver’s doorjamb contains:

a

The number of people your vehicle can carry.

b

The total weight your vehicle can carry. Do not 
exceed this weight.

c

The original tire sizes for front, rear, and spare.

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The proper cold tire pressure for front, rear, and 
spare.

Label 
Example

Example

Tire Size

Tire 
Identification 
Number (TIN)

Maximum 
Tire Load

Maximum 
Tire Pressure

Tire Size

Tire Size

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Tire Size

Following is an example of tire size with an 
explanation of what each component means.
P195/65 R15 89S
P: Vehicle type (P indicates passenger vehicle).
195: Tire width in millimeters.
65: Aspect ratio (the tire’s section height as a 
percentage of its width).
R: Tire construction code (R indicates radial).
15: Rim diameter in inches.
89: Load index (a numerical code associated with the 
maximum load the tire can carry).
S: Speed symbol (an alphabetical code indicating the 
maximum speed rating).

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The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like 
the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.

Cold Tire Pressure – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at 
least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Load Rating – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given 
inflation pressure.
Maximum Inflation Pressure – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can 
hold.
Maximum Load Rating – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum 
permissible inflation pressure for that tire.
Recommended Inflation Pressure – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended 
by the manufacturer.
Treadwear Indicators (TWI) – Means the projections within the principal grooves 
designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread.

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Glossary of Tire Terminology

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Tire Identification Number (TIN)

DOT B97R FW6X 2209
DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all 
requirements of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation.
B97R: Manufacturer’s identification mark.
FW6X: Tire type code.
22 09: Date of manufacture.

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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety 
Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, 
and temperature performance according to Department of 
Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these 
gradings.

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall 
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear 
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a 
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 
would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the 
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance 
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, 
and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in 
driving habits, service practices and differences in road 
characteristics and climate.

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

Treadwear

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Uniform Tire Quality Grading

For example:
Treadwear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A

All passenger car tires must conform 
to Federal Safety Requirements in 
addition to these grades.

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The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. 
Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement 
as measured under controlled conditions on specified 
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked 
C may have poor traction performance.

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, 
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its 
ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions 
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high 
temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and 
reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire 
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which 
all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels 
of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum 
required by law.

Traction

Temperature

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Traction

Warning: The traction grade 
assigned to this tire is based on 
straight-ahead braking traction tests, 
and does not include acceleration, 
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak 
traction characteristics.

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Temperature

Warning: The temperature grade for 
this tire is established for a tire that is 
properly inflated and not 
overloaded. Excessive speed, 
underinflation, or excessive loading, 
either separately or in combination, 
can cause heat buildup and possible 
tire failure.

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Wear Indicators

The groove where the wear indicator is 
located is 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) shallower than 
elsewhere on the tire. If the tread has worn so 
that the indicator is exposed, replace the tire. 
Worn out tires have poor traction on wet 
roads.

Tire Service Life

The life of your tires is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road 
conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and 
environmental conditions (even when the tires are not in use).

In addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is 
recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five 
years old. All tires, including the spare, should be removed from service after 10 
years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear.

Example of a Wear 
Indicator mark

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Tire and Wheel Replacement

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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 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 i-MID 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. 263

Front

Direction Mark

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Front

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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.

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:

• 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 SC1030

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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.

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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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12 Volt Battery

Checking the 12 Volt Battery

Check the battery condition monthly and check the terminals for corrosion.

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

Reactivating the audio system P. 151

• The clock resets.

Clock P. 102

• The navigation system

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 is disabled.

Refer to the Navigation System Manual

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.

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12 Volt Battery

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

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.
Please consult a dealer for more information.

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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.

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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. Remove the built-in key.

2. Remove the upper half 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.

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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.

Battery type: CR2032

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Climate Control System Maintenance

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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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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