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Braking

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Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

Driving

The CMBS

TM

 may activate even when you are aware of a vehicle ahead of you, or 

when there is no vehicle ahead. Some examples of this are:

When Passing

Your vehicle approaches another vehicle ahead of you and you change lanes to pass.

At an intersection

Your vehicle approaches or passes another vehicle that is making a left or right turn.

On a curve

When driving through curves, your vehicle comes to a point where an oncoming 
vehicle is right in front of you.

Through a low bridge at high speed

You drive under a low or narrow bridge at high speed.

Speed bumps, road work sites, train tracks, roadside objects, etc.

You drive over speed bumps, steel road plates, etc., or your vehicle approaches train 
tracks or roadside objects [such as a traffic sign and guard rail] on a curve or, when 
parking, stationary vehicles and walls.

With Little Chance of a Collision

1

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

)

*

For the CMBS

TM

 to work properly:

Always keep the radar sensor cover clean.

Never use chemical solvents or polishing powder for 
cleaning the sensor cover. Clean it with water or a 
mild detergent.

Do not put a sticker on the emblem or replace the 
emblem.

If you need the radar sensor to be repaired, or 
removed, or the radar sensor cover is strongly 
impacted, turn off the system by pressing the 
CMBS

TM

 off button and take your vehicle to a dealer.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if you find any 
unusual behavior of the system (e.g., the warning 
message appears too frequently).

If the front of the vehicle is impacted in any of the 
following situations, the radar sensor may not work 
properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer:

The vehicle mounted onto a bump, curb, chock, 
embankment, etc.

You drive the vehicle where the water is deep.

Your vehicle has a frontal collision.

* Not available on all models

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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.

3. Move the shift lever to 

(

R or 

(

1.

4. Turn off the engine.

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

1

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.

1

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.

In extremely cold temperatures, the parking brake 
may freeze up if applied. If such temperatures are 
expected, do not apply the parking brake but, if 
parking on a slope, either turn the front wheels so 
they will contact the curb if the vehicle rolls down the 
slope or block the wheels to keep the vehicle from 
moving. If you do not take either precaution, the 
vehicle may roll unexpectedly, leading to a crash.

Continuously variable transmission models

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

All models

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Driving

Multi-View Rear Camera

About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view.
The display automatically changes to a rear view when the shift lever is moved to 

(

R.

Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area

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About Your Multi-View Rear 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. 328

Fixed Guideline
On: 
Guidelines appear when you shift into 

(

R.

Off: Guidelines do not appear.
Dynamic Guideline
On: 
Guidelines move according to the steering wheel 
direction.
Off: Guidelines do not move.

Guidelines

Bumper

Wide View Mode

Normal View Mode

Top Down View Mode

Camera

Approx. 39 inches (1 m)

Approx. 20 inches (50 cm)

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About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

Driving

You can view three different camera angles on the rearview display. 

Press the LIST/SELECT (selector) knob to switch the angle.

Touch the appropriate icon to switch the angle.

 : Wide view
 : Normal view
 : Top down view

• If the last used viewing mode was Wide or Normal, the same mode is selected the 

next time you put the transmission into 

(

R.

• If Top down view was last used before you turned off the engine, Wide View 

mode is selected next time you turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

w

*1

 and put the 

transmission into 

(

R.

• If Top down view was last used more than 10 seconds after you put the 

transmission out of 

(

R, Wide View mode is selected the next time you put the 

transmission into 

(

R.

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

Models with color audio system

Models with display audio system

All models

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Driving

Refueling

Fuel Information

Fuel recommendation

Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the 
engine and will result in decreased engine performance.
Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 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.

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: 10.6 US gal (40 L)

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

Driving

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. Pull on the fuel fill door release handle 

under the lower left corner of the 
dashboard.

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The fuel fill door opens.

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How to Refuel

3

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.

Fuel Fill Door 
Release Handle

Pull

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How to Refuel

Driving

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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Driving

Fuel Economy and CO

2

 Emissions

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 

Emissions

Achieving fuel economy and reducing CO

2

 emissions is dependent on several 

factors, including driving conditions, load weight, idling time, driving habits, and 
vehicle condition. Depending on these and other factors, you 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 
information display

*

/multi-information display

*

.

• 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

1

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 Emissions

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

Liter

Kilometers

L per 100 km

* Not available on all models

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Maintenance

This chapter discusses basic maintenance.

Before Performing Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance ............ 488
Safety When Performing Maintenance .... 489
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance 

Service ........................................... 490

Maintenance Minder

TM

..................... 491

Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood .... 499
Opening the Hood ........................... 500
Recommended Engine Oil ................ 501
Oil Check ......................................... 502
Adding Engine Oil ............................ 503
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter..... 504
Engine Coolant ................................ 506

Transmission Fluid............................ 508
Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid .......................... 509

Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 510

Replacing Light Bulbs ....................... 511
Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

............................................................ 518

Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires ................................. 522
Tire and Loading Information Label .. 524
Tire Labeling .................................... 524
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)...... 526
Wear Indicators................................ 528
Tire Service Life ................................ 528
Tire and Wheel Replacement............ 529

Tire Rotation.................................... 530
Winter Tires ..................................... 531

Battery............................................... 532
Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Button Battery ........... 534

Heating and Cooling System

*

/Climate 

Control System

*

 Maintenance....... 536

Cleaning

Interior Care .................................... 537
Exterior Care.................................... 539

Accessories and Modifications

Accessories ...................................... 542
Modifications................................... 542

* Not available on all models

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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.)

Daily inspections

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

Periodic inspections

• Check the brake fluid level monthly.

Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid P. 509

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

Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 522

• Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 511

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

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 518

Types of Inspection and Maintenance

1

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 information display

*

/multi-

information display(MID)

*

.

Maintenance Service Items P. 493

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. 584

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

* Not available on all models

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Safety When Performing Maintenance

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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 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.

Maintenance Safety

Vehicle Safety

1

Safety When Performing Maintenance

3

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.

3

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 information display or the multi-information display every time you 
turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

w

*1

. The messages notify you when to change the 

engine oil, or when to bring your vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance 
services.

To Use Maintenance Minder

TM

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

w.

2. Press the 

 (select/reset) knob repeatedly 

until the engine oil life appears on the 
information display.

The Maintenance Minder indicator (

) stays 

on in the instrument panel after the engine oil 
life becomes 0%. Have the indicated 
maintenance done by a dealer immediately.

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

Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Models without multi-information display

1

Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Based on the engine operating conditions, the 
remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed 
as a percentage.

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

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To Use Maintenance Minder

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To switch the display, press the 

 (select/reset) knob.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the Information Display

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

Maintenance Minder Indicator

The engine oil life indicator starts 
to appear along with other due 
soon maintenance item codes 
when the remaining oil life 
becomes 15 percent.

The engine oil is approaching the 
end of its service life.

Starts to come on when the 
remaining engine oil life becomes 
15 percent.
It goes off when the display is 
switched.

The SERVICE message also starts 
to appear along with the engine oil 
life indicator and the maintenance 
item codes.

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.

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). The 
negative distance on the display 
blinks.

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

Stays on as a reminder even when 
the display is switched.

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Maintenance Service Items

Maintenance Minder Message

Maintenance 
Minder Indicator

Sub Items

Main Item

1

Maintenance Service Items

Independent of the Maintenance Minder 
information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.

Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if 
they are noisy.

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

engine oil every year.

# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty.

CODE

Maintenance Main Items

A

Replace engine oil

*1

B

Replace engine oil

*1

 and oil filter

Inspect front and rear brakes

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

#

*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).

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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To Use Maintenance Minder

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

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

w.

2. Display the engine oil life by repeatedly 

pressing the 

 (select/reset) knob.

3. Press and hold the 

 knob for ten seconds 

or more.

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The engine oil life indicator and the 
maintenance item codes blink.

4. Press the 

 knob for five seconds or more.

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

Resetting the Display

1

Resetting the Display

NOTICE

Failure to reset the Maintenance Minder

TM

 display 

after a maintenance service results in the system 
showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can 
lead to serious mechanical problems.

The dealer will reset the Maintenance Minder

TM

 

display after completing the required maintenance 
service. If someone other than a dealer performs 
maintenance service, reset the Maintenance 
Minder

TM

 display yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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