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Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

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HFL Menus

Features

To make a call using the imported 
phonebook

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Phonebook.
3. Select a name.

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You can also search by letter. Select 
Search.

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Use the keyboard on the touch screen for 
entering name, if multiple numbers exist 
select a number.

4. Select a number.

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Dialing starts automatically.

To make a call using a phone number

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Dial.
3. Select a number.

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Use the keyboard on the touch screen for 
entering numbers.

4. Select .

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Dialing starts automatically.

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To make a call using redial

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Redial.

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Dialing starts automatically.

To make a call using the Call History

Call history is stored by AllDialed
Received, and Missed.
1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Call History.
3. Select AllDialedReceived, or Missed.
4. Select a number.

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Dialing starts automatically.

To make a call using a Speed Dial entry

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Speed Dial.
3. Select a number.

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Dialing starts automatically.

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To make a call using the Call History

The call history displays the last 20 all, dialed, 
received, or missed calls.
(Appears only when a phone is connected to the 
system.)

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To make a call using a Speed Dial entry

When a voice tag is stored, press the 

 button to 

call the number using the voice tag.

Speed Dial P. 408

Any voice-tagged speed dial entry can be dialed by 
voice from any screen.
Press the 

 button and follow the prompts.

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Features

When there is an incoming call, an audible 
notification sounds (if activated) and the 
Incoming call screen appears.

Press the 

 button to answer the call.

Press the 

 button to decline or end the 

call.

The following options are available during a call.
Mute: Mute your voice.
Transfer: Transfer a call from the system to your phone.
Touch Tones: Send numbers during a call. This is useful when you call a menu-
driven phone system.

The available options are shown on the lower 
half of the screen.

Select the option.

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The mute icon appears when Mute is 
selected. Select Mute again to turn it off.

Receiving a Call

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Receiving a Call

Call Waiting

Press the 

 button to put the current call on hold to 

answer the incoming call.

Press the 

 button again to return to the current 

call.
Select Ignore to ignore the incoming call if you do 
not want to answer it.
Press the 

 button if you want to hang up the 

current call.

You can select the icons on the audio/information 
screen instead of the 

 and 

 buttons.

Options During a Call

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Options During a Call

Touch Tones: Available on some phones.

You can select the icons on the audio/information 
screen.

Mute Icon

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HFL Menus

Features

HFL can display newly received text or e-mail messages as well as 20 of the most 
recently received messages on a linked cell phone. Each received message can be 
read aloud and replied to using a fixed common phrase.

1. A pop-up appears and notifies you of a new 

text or e-mail message.

2. Select Read to listen to the message.

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The text or e-mail message is displayed. 
The system automatically starts reading 
out the message.

3. To discontinue the message read-out, select 

Stop.

Receiving a Text/E-mail Message

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Receiving a Text/E-mail Message

The system does not display any received messages 
while you are driving. You can only hear them read 
aloud.

The system can only receive messages that are sent a 
text (SMS) messages. The message sent using the 
data services will not be displayed in the list.

With some phones, you may be able to display up to 
20 most recent text and e-mail messages.

State or local laws may limit your use of the HFL text/
e-mail message feature. Only use the text/e-mail 
message feature when conditions allow you to do so 
safely.

When you receive a text or e-mail message for the 
first time since the phone is paired to HFL, you are 
asked to turn the New Message Notification 
setting to On.

To turn on or off the text/e-mail notice 

P. 405

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Features

If a paired phone has text or mail message accounts, you can select one of them to 
be active and receive notifications.

1. Go to the phone settings screen.

Phone settings screen P. 397

2. Select the Text/Email tab, then Select 

Account.

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A pop-up menu appears on the screen.

3. Select Text Messages or an e-mail account 

you want.

Selecting a Mail Account

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Selecting a Mail Account

You can also select a mail account from the folder list 
screen or the message list screen.

You can only receive notifications from one text or 
mail message account at a time.

Select 
Account

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HFL Menus

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Displaying text messages

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Text/Email.

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Select account if necessary.

3. Select a message.

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The text message is displayed. The 
system automatically starts reading the 
message aloud.

Displaying Messages

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Displaying Messages

The 

 icon appears next to an unread message.

If you delete a message on the phone, the message is 
also deleted in the system. If you send a message 
from the system, the message goes to your phone’s 
outbox.

To see the previous or next message, select 

 

(previous) or 

 (next) on the message screen.

Message List

Text Message

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Displaying e-mail messages

1. Go to the Phone menu screen.

Phone menu screen P. 400

2. Select Text/Email.

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Select Select Account if necessary.

3. Select a folder.
4. Select a message.

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The e-mail message is displayed. The 
system automatically starts reading the 
message aloud.

Folder List

Message List

E-mail 
Message

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Features

Read or Stop reading a message

1. Go to the text or e-mail message screen.

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The system automatically starts reading 
the message aloud.

Displaying Messages P. 421

2. Select Stop to stop reading.

Select Read again to start reading the 
message from the beginning.

Reply to a message

1. Go to the text or e-mail message screen.

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The system automatically starts reading 
the message aloud.

Displaying Messages P. 421

2. Select Reply.
3. Select the reply message.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen.

4. Select Send to send the message.

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Complete appears on the screen when 
the reply message was successfully sent.

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Reply to a message

The available fixed reply messages are as follows:

Talk to you later, I’m driving.

I’m on my way.

I’m running late.

OK

Yes

No

You cannot add, edit, or delete reply messages.

Only certain phones receive and send messages when 
paired and connected. For a list of compatible 
phones:

U.S.: Visit automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/
or call 1-888-528-7876.

Canada: For more information on smartphone 
compatibility, call 1-888-528-7876.

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Making a call to a sender

1. Go to the text message screen.
2. Select Dial.

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Automatic collision notification

If your vehicle’s airbags deploy or if the unit 
detects that the vehicle is severely impacted, 
your vehicle automatically will attempt to 
connect to the HondaLink operator. If 
connected, information about your vehicle, its 
location, and its condition can be sent to the 
operator

*1

; you also can speak to the operator 

when connected.

IMPORTANT: For vehicles equipped with HondaLink Assist, owner activation 
constitutes authorization for Honda to collect information from your vehicle needed 
to provide the service, and agreement to the Terms of Use at www.hondalink.com/
TermsAndConditions
. In a crash, HondaLink Assist will attempt to notify emergency 
services but NEITHER Honda-PRO NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS GUARANTEE THAT 
SUCH NOTIFICATION WILL OCCUR.

Honda reserves the right to terminate HondaLink Assist services at any time or for 
any reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services due to changes in, 
or obsolescence of, technology integral to the service or changes in governmental 
regulation.

*1: Depending on your phone and adequate cellular coverage, your vehicle’s location may not 
be sent to the operator.

In Case of Emergency

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In Case of Emergency

Your vehicle may not be able to connect to the 
operator if the battery level is low, the line is 
disconnected, or you do not have adequate cellular 
coverage.

You cannot use this emergency service when:

You travel outside the HondaLink service coverage 
areas.

There is a problem with the connecting devices, 
such as the microphones, speakers, or the unit 
itself.

You cannot operate other phone-related functions 
using the screen while talking to the operator.
Select Hang Up to terminate the connection to your 
vehicle.

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Automatic collision notification

If the unit fails to connect to the operator, it 
repeatedly tries until it succeeds.

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Features

To enable notification

1. Go to the phone settings screen.

Phone settings screen P. 397

2. Select the Phone tab, then HondaLink 

Assist.

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A pop-up menu appears on the screen.

3. Select On or Off.

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To enable notification

Setting options:

On: Notification is available.

Off: Disable the feature.

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Driving

This chapter discusses driving and refueling.

Before Driving................................... 428
Towing a Trailer................................ 433
When Driving

Starting the Engine .................. 434, 437
Precautions While Driving................. 442
Continuously Variable Transmission

*

... 443

Shifting ............................ 444, 446, 450
SPORT Mode

*

.................................. 453

ECON Mode

*

................................... 454

Adaptive Damper System

*

............... 455

Cruise Control

*

................................ 456

Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®), aka Electronic 

Stability Control (ESC), System .............. 459

Agile Handling Assist ....................... 461
Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

*

............. 462

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

*

..463

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - 

Required Federal Explanation

*

........ 466

LaneWatch

TM

*

.................................. 468

Honda Sensing®

*

.............................. 470

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

) ....................................... 473

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 

Speed Follow (LSF)

*

....................... 483

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

*

....... 499

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) .. 514
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System....522
Front Sensor Camera ....................... 526
Radar Sensor ................................... 528

Braking

Brake System ................................... 529
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ........... 535
Brake Assist System ......................... 536

Parking Your Vehicle........................ 537
Multi-View Rear Camera.................. 539
Refueling........................................... 541
Fuel Economy and CO

2

 Emissions.... 544

Turbo Engine Vehicle

*

...................... 545

* Not available on all models

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Driving

Before Driving

Driving Preparation

Check the following items before you start driving.

• Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior 

lights, or other parts of the vehicle.

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Remove any frost, snow, or ice.

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Remove any snow on the roof, as this can slip down and obstruct your field of 
vision while driving. If frozen solid, remove ice once it has softened.

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When removing ice from around the wheels, be sure not to damage the wheel 
or wheel components.

• Make sure the hood is securely closed.

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If the hood opens while driving, your front view will be blocked.

• Make sure the tires are in good condition.

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Check air pressure, check for damage and excessive wear.

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 584

• Make sure there are no people or objects behind or around the vehicle.

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There are blind spots from the inside.

Exterior Checks

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Exterior Checks

NOTICE

When doors are frozen shut, use warm water around 
the door edges to melt any ice. Do not try to force 
them open, as this can damage the rubber trim 
around the doors. When done, wipe dry to avoid 
further freezing.

Do not pour warm water into the key cylinder.
You will be unable to insert the key if the water 
freezes in the hole.

Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite 
flammable materials left under the hood, causing a 
fire. If you've parked your vehicle for an extended 
period, inspect and remove any debris that may have 
collected, such as dried grass and leaves that have 
fallen or have been carried in for use as a nest by a 
small animal. Also check under the hood for leftover 
flammable materials after you or someone else has 
performed maintenance on your vehicle.

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Before Driving

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Driving Preparation

Driving

• Store or secure all items on board properly.

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Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s 
handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.

Maximum Load Limit P. 431

• Do not pile items higher than the seat height.

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They can block your view and may be thrown forward in the event of sudden 
braking.

• Do not place anything in the front seat footwells. Make sure to secure the floor 

mat.

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An object or unsecured floor mat can interfere with your brake and accelerator 
pedal operation while driving.

• If you have any animals on board, do not let them move around in the vehicle.

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They may interfere with driving and a crash could occur.

• Securely close and lock all doors and the trunk.

Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 146

• Adjust your seating position properly.

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Adjust the front head restraint

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, too.

Adjusting the Seats P. 180
Adjusting the Front Head Restraints P. 183

• Adjust the mirrors and steering wheel properly.

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Adjust them while sitting in the proper driving position.

Adjusting the Mirrors P. 178
Adjusting the Steering Wheel P. 177

*1: Models without SPORT mode

Interior Checks

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Interior Checks

The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not 
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry 
heavy items in the trunk, have the aiming readjusted 
at a dealer or by a qualified technician.

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Driving Preparation

Driving

• Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the 

seats.

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They can interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the operation 
of the seats, or the operation of the sensors under the seats.

• Everyone in the vehicle must fasten their seat belt.

Fastening a Seat Belt P. 42

• Make sure that the indicators in the instrument panel come on when you start the 

vehicle, and go off soon after.

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Always have a dealer check the vehicle if a problem is indicated.

Indicators P. 76

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Maximum Load Limit

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Driving

Maximum Load Limit

The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See the 
Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver’s 
doorjamb.

This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and 
accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer.

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit -
(1) Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and 

cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on your 
vehicle’s placard.

(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers 

that will be riding in your vehicle.

(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers 

from XXX kg or XXX lbs.

(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and 

luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount 
equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in 
your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load 
capacity is 650 lbs. (1,400 - 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)

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Maximum Load Limit

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, all 
occupants, all accessories and all cargo.

Specifications P. 654656

Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR):
The maximum allowable weight of the vehicle axle.

Specifications P. 654656

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WARNING

Overloading or improper loading 
can affect handling and stability 
and cause a crash in which you 
can be hurt or killed.

Follow all load limits and other 
loading guidelines in this manual.

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