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Turn Signals

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Turn Signals

The turn signals can be used when the ignition 
switch is in ON 

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One-touch turn signal

When you lightly push up or down and release 
the turn signal lever, the exterior turn signals 
and turn signal indicator blink three times.

This feature can be used when signaling for a 
lane change.

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

Right Turn

Left Turn

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Light Switches

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Light Switches

Rotating the light switch turns the lights on 
and off, regardless of the position of the 
ignition switch

*1

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High beams

Push the lever forward until you hear a click.

Low beams

When in high beams, pull the lever back to 
return to low beams.

Flashing the high beams

Pull the lever back, and release it.

Lights off

Turn the lever to OFF either when:
• The shift lever is in 

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*2

• The parking brake is applied.
To turn the lights on again, turn the lever to 
OFF to cancel the lights off mode. Even if you 
do not cancel the lights off mode, the lights 
come on automatically when:
• The shift lever is moved out of 

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*2

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• The parking brake is released.
• The vehicle starts to move.

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

Manual Operation

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Light Switches

If you remove the key from the ignition switch while 
the lights are on, a chime sounds when the driver’s 
door is opened.

If you leave the power mode in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) 
while the lights are on, a chime sounds when the 
driver’s door is opened.

Do not leave the lights on when the engine is off 
because it will cause the battery to discharge.

If you sense that the level of the headlights is 
abnormal, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Models without smart entry system

Models with smart entry system

All models

High Beams

Flashing the high beams

Low Beams

Turns on parking, daytime 
running lights, side marker, tail, 
and rear license plate lights
Turns on headlights, parking, 
side marker, tail, and rear 
license plate lights

U.S. models

Canadian models

High Beams

Flashing the high beams

Low Beams

Canadian models

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Light Switches

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Automatic lighting control can be used when 
the ignition switch is in ON 

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When the light switch is in AUTO, the 
headlights and other exterior lights will switch 
on and off automatically depending on the 
ambient brightness.

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

Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)

*

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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)

*

We recommend that you turn on the lights manually 
when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas 
such as long tunnels or parking facilities.

The light sensor is in the location shown below.
Do not cover this light sensor with anything; 
otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not 
work properly.

Light Sensor

U.S. models

Canadian models

* Not available on all models

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Light Switches

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The headlights automatically come on when the wipers are used several times within 
a certain number of intervals with the headlight switch in AUTO.
The headlights automatically go off a few minutes later if the wipers are stopped.

The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15 
seconds after you remove the key or set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), 
take the remote with you, and close the driver's door.

If you turn the ignition switch to LOCK 

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*1

 with the headlight switch on, but do 

not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in 
the AUTO position).

The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver's door. If you unlock 
the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the 
driver's door, you will hear a lights on reminder chime.

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

Headlight Integration with Wipers

*

Automatic Lighting Off Feature

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Headlight Integration with Wipers

*

This feature activates while the headlights are off in 
AUTO.
The instrument panel brightness does not change 
when the headlights come on.

At dark ambient light levels, the automatic lighting 
control feature turns on the headlights, regardless of 
the number of wiper sweeps.

* Not available on all models

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Fog Lights

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Fog Lights

*

When the low beam headlights are on, turn 
the fog light switch on to use the fog lights.

Fog Light Switch

* Not available on all models

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Auto High-Beam

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Auto High-Beam

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Using a camera mounted to the inside of the windshield, this system detects light 
sources ahead of the vehicle. Depending on the light source, the system 
automatically switches the headlights to high beam for optimal visibility at night.

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Auto High-Beam

*

The auto high-beam determines when to change the 
headlight beams by responding to the brightness of 
the lights ahead of your vehicle. In the following 
cases, the system may not respond to the lights 
properly:

The brightness of the lights from the preceding or 
oncoming vehicle is intense or poor.

Visibility is poor due to the weather (rain, snow, 
fog, windshield frost, etc.).

Other light sources, such as streetlights and electric 
billboards are illuminating the road ahead.

The brightness level of the road ahead constantly 
changes.

The road is bumpy or with many curves.

A vehicle cuts in front of you, or a vehicle in front 
of you is not in the preceding or oncoming 
direction.

Your vehicle is tilted with a heavy load in the rear.

If you find the timing of beam changes inconvenient 
for driving, change the headlight beams manually.

If you do not want the system to be activated at any 
time when the headlight switch is in AUTO, consult a 
dealer. 

The system operates when:

The headlight switch is in AUTO.

The lever is in the low beam position.

The low beams are on and the system 
recognizes that you are driving at night.

The vehicle speed is above 45mph (72km/h).

How it works

When the camera detects lights coming from a preceding or oncoming vehicle, the 
headlights remain in low beam.

When the camera detects no lights coming from a preceding or oncoming vehicle, 
the headlights change to high beam.

The view angle or distance that the camera can detect lights ahead differs 
depending on conditions, such as the brightness of the lights and the weather.

* Not available on all models

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Auto High-Beam

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To activate the system, turn the headlight 
switch to AUTO and then set the headlights 
to low beam. The auto high-beam indicator 
will come on.

Light Switches P. 160

The high beams remain on unless:
• You have been driving below 30mph (48km/h) for an extended amount of time.
• The speed of the vehicle drops below 15mph (24km/h).
• The windshield wipers have been running for more than a few seconds.
• You enter a well lit location.

The high beams come back on once the condition that caused them to turn off no 
longer exists.

Operating the System

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Operating the System

For the auto high-beam to work properly:

Do not place an object that reflects light on the 
dashboard.

Keep the windshield around the camera clean. 
When cleaning the windshield, be careful not to 
apply the windshield cleanser to the camera lens.

Do not attach an object, sticker or film to the area 
around the camera.

Do not touch the camera lens.

If the camera receives a strong impact, or repairing of 
the area near the camera is required, consult a dealer.

If the Some Driver Assist Systems Cannot 
Operate: Camera Temperature Too High
 message 
appears:

Use the heating and cooling system

*

/climate 

control system

*

 to cool down the interior and, if 

necessary, also use defroster mode with the air 
flow directed towards the camera.

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

Headlight Switch

* Not available on all models

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Auto High-Beam

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If needed, you can temporarily turn the high beams off manually. Turn on the high 
beams by pushing the lever forward until you hear a click, or flash the high beams 
once by pulling the lever toward you. To turn the high beams back on, repeat one 
of the procedures.
If you want the auto high-beam operation to resume at once, pull and hold the lever 
towards you for a few seconds.

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Operating the System

If the Auto High-Beam Cannot Operate: Clean 
Windshield
 message appears:

Park your vehicle in a safe place, and clean the 
windshield. If the message does not disappear after 
you have cleaned the windshield and driven for a 
while, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Auto High-Beam

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Disable or re-enable the system when the 
vehicle is parked and the ignition switch is in 
ON 

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 and the light switch is in the AUTO 

position.
Disabling the system: Pull the light switch 
lever towards you and hold it for at least 40 
seconds. The auto high-beam indicator in the 
meter will blink twice.
Re-enabling the system: Pull the light 
switch lever towards you and hold it for at 
least 30 seconds. The auto high-beam 
indicator in the meter will blink once.

*1 : Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition 

switch.

Disabling or Re-enabling the System

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Disabling or Re-enabling the System

The auto high-beam is in the previously selected 
disabled or re-enabled setting each time you start the 
engine.

AUTO Position

U.S. models

Canadian models

AUTO Position

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Daytime Running Lights

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Daytime Running Lights

The high beam headlights come on slightly dimmer than normal when the following 
conditions have been met:
• The ignition switch is in ON 

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• The headlight switch is OFF, or in AUTO or 

.

• The parking brake is released.

The high beam headlights return to original brightness once the headlight switch is 
turned on.

The lights remain on even if you set the parking brake. Turning off the ignition 
switch or setting the power mode to VEHICLE OFF will turn off the daytime running 
lights.

The daytime running lights are off once the headlight switch is turned on, or when 
the head light switch is in AUTO and it is getting darker outside.

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

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Wipers and Washers

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Wipers and Washers

The windshield wipers and washers can be 
used when the ignition switch is in ON 

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MIST

The wipers run at high speed until you release 
the lever.

Wiper switch (OFF, INT, LO, HI)

Change the wiper switch setting according to 
the amount of rain.

Washer

Sprays while you pull the lever toward you.
When you release the lever for more than one 
second, the spray stops, the wipers sweep two 
or three more times to clear the windshield, 
then stop.

Adjusting wiper operation

*

Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper 
operation.

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

Windshield Wiper/Washer

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Wipers and Washers

NOTICE

Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry.
The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber 
blades will get damaged.

NOTICE

In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the 
windshield.
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage 
the wipers. Use the defogger to warm the 
windshield, then turn the wipers on.

If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are 
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe 
interval shortens.
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s 
shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become 
the same.

Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.
The pump may get damaged.

Models with adjustment ring

All models

Pull to 
use 
washer.

MIST

INT: Low speed with 
intermittent

OFF

LO: Low speed wipe
HI: High speed wipe

Adjustment 
Ring

*

Lower speed, fewer sweeps

Higher speed, more sweeps

* Not available on all models

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Wipers and Washers

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The rear wiper and washer can be used when 
the ignition switch is in ON 

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Wiper switch (OFF, INT, ON)

Change the wiper switch setting according to 
the amount of rain.

Washer (

)

Sprays while you rotate the switch to this 
position.

Hold it to activate the wiper and to spray the 
washer. Once released, it stops operating 
after a few more sweeps.

Operating in reverse

When you shift the transmission to 

(

R with the windshield wipers activated, the rear 

wiper operates automatically as follows even if its switch is off.

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

Rear Wiper/Washer

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Wipers and Washers

If the wiper stops operating due to an obstacle such 
as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe 
place.

Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the ignition 
switch to ACCESSORY 

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q or LOCK 

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*1

, then 

remove the obstacle.

The wiper motor may stop motor operation 
temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation 
will return to normal within a few minutes, once the 
circuit has returned to normal.

INT: Intermittent

ON: Continuous wipe

OFF

Washer

Front Wiper Position

Rear Wiper Operation

INT (Intermittent)

Intermittent

LO (Low speed wipe)
HI (High speed wipe)

Continuous

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Brightness Control

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Brightness Control

When the parking lights are turned on and the 
ignition switch is in ON 

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, you can use the 

 (select/reset) knob to adjust instrument 

panel brightness.
Brighten: Turn the knob to the right.
Dim: Turn the knob to the left.

You will hear a beep when the brightness 
reaches minimum or maximum. Several 
seconds after you have adjusted the 
brightness, you will be returned to the 
previous screen.

Brightness level indicator

The brightness level is shown on the display 
while you are adjusting it.

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

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Brightness Control

Instrument panel brightness varies, depending on 
whether the exterior lights are on or off. The 
instrument panel dims to reduce glare when they are 
on.

To cancel the reduced instrument panel brightness 
when the exterior lights are on, turn the 

 knob to 

the right until the brightness display is up to max, the 
beeper sounds.

The brightness can be set differently for when the 
exterior lights are on, and when they are off.

 (Select/Reset) Knob

Models without multi-information 
display

Models with multi-information display

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

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 Button

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

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 Button

Press the rear defogger and heated door 
mirror button or touch the icon to defog the 
rear window and mirrors when the ignition 
switch is in ON 

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The rear defogger and heated door mirror 
automatically switch off after 10-30 minutes 
depending on the outside temperature.
However, if the outside temperature is 32°F 
(0°C) or below, it does not automatically 
switch off.

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

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

NOTICE

When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be 
careful not to damage the heating wires.
It is critical to wipe the window from side to side 
along the defogger heating wires.

This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off 
when the window has been defogged or deiced.
Also, do not use the system for a long period when 
the engine is idling. This may weaken the battery, 
making it difficult to start the engine.

Models with heating and cooling system

Models with climate control system

Models with climate control system

* Not available on all models

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you 
can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture.

1. Pull the steering wheel adjustment lever up.

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The steering wheel adjustment lever is 
under the steering column.

2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and 

in or out.

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Make sure you can see the instrument 
panel gauges and indicators.

3. Push the steering wheel adjustment lever 

down to lock the steering wheel in position.

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After adjusting the position, make sure 
you have securely locked the steering 
wheel in place by trying to move it up, 
down, in, and out.

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

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WARNING

Adjusting the steering wheel position while 
driving may cause you to lose control of the 
vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

Adjust the steering wheel only when the 
vehicle is stopped.

To adjust

To lock

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Adjusting the Mirrors

Interior Rearview Mirror

Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving 
position.

Flip the tab to switch the position.
The night position will help to reduce the glare 
from headlights behind you when driving 
after dark.

Power Door Mirrors

You can adjust the door mirrors when the 
ignition switch is in ON 

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Mirror position adjustment

L/R selector switch: Select the left or right 
mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the 
switch to the center position.
Mirror position adjustment switch: Press 
the switch left, right, up, or down to move the 
mirror.

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

Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions

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Interior Rearview Mirror

Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and 
adjusted for best visibility.

Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

Front Seats P. 175

Tab

Night 
Position

Daytime 
Position

Selector Switch

Adjustment Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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