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Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Manual - part 1

 

 

Event Data Recorders

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). 
The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near 
crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a 
road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s 
systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related 
to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of 
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is 
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were 

buckled/fastened;

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WARNING

California Proposition 65 Warning

Operating, servicing and maintaining a 
passenger vehicle or off-highway motor 
vehicle can expose you to chemicals including 
engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, 
phthalates, and lead, which are known to the 
State of California to cause cancer and birth 
defects or other reproductive harm. To 
minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, 
do not idle the engine except as necessary, 
service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area 
and wear gloves or wash your hands 
frequently when servicing your vehicle. For 
more information go to 
www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.

• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator 

and/or brake pedal; and,

• How fast the vehicle was traveling.

These data can help provide a better understanding of the 
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data 
are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation 
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving 
conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and 
crash location) are recorded. 

However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine 
the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely 
acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, 
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the 
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that 
have the special equipment, can read the information if they have 
access to the vehicle or the EDR. 

The data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by 
anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the 
vehicle owner.

Service Diagnostic Recorders

This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record 
information about powertrain performance. The data can be used 
to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians 
diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with 
data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains 
confidential. Some diagnostic and maintenance information is 
uploaded to Honda upon vehicle start up.

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California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act

The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this 
vehicle may contain perchlorate materials - special handling may 
apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/

As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded 
by a 

 symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid 

damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.

Software End User License Agreement

Your vehicle comes equipped with software, which is governed by 
the End User License Agreement in Owner’s Manual, and which 
contains a binding arbitration clause. Please refer to the End User 
License Agreement for the terms and conditions governing your 
use of the installed software, as well as the applications, services, 
functions, and content provided through the software. Your use of 
the installed software will serve as your consent to the terms and 
conditions of the End User License Agreement.
You may opt out within 30 days of your initial use of the Software 
by sending a signed, written notice to HONDA at American Honda 
Motor Co., Inc. Honda Automobile Customer Services Mail Stop 
100-5E-8A, 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501-2746.

Privacy Notice

This vehicle may share location and usage information. To manage 
this setting, visit www.hondalink.com/vehicle-data-choices.

NOTICE

A Few Words About Safety

Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And 
operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.

To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have 
provided operating procedures and other information on labels and 
in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that 
could hurt you or others.

Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the 
hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You 
must use your own good judgment.

You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, 
including:

● Safety Labels - on the vehicle.

● Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert symbol 

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 and 

one of three signal words: DANGERWARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:

● Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Precautions.

● Safety Section - such as Safe Driving.

● Instructions - how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.

This entire book is filled with important safety information - please 
read it carefully.

3DANGER

You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if 
you don’t follow instructions.

3WARNING

You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if 
you don’t follow instructions.

3CAUTION

You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow 
instructions.

Contents

This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the 
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold.

This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find 
descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your 
particular model.

Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover) 
represent features and equipment that are available on some, but 
not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these 
features.

This owner’s manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and 
Canada.

The information and specifications included in this publication were 
in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications 
or design at any time without notice and without incurring any 
obligation.

Safe Driving P. 29

For Safe Driving P. 30

Seat Belts P. 35

Airbags P. 42

Instrument Panel P. 73

Indicators P. 74

Gauges and Multi-Information Display P103

Controls P. 109

Clock P. 110

Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 111

Security System P. 133

Opening and Closing the Windows P. 136

Adjusting the Mirrors P. 161

Adjusting the Seats P. 163

Heating and Cooling System

*

 P. 195

Features P. 199

Audio System P. 200
General Information on the Audio System P. 299
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

*

 P. 349 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® P. 352, 377

Driving P. 411

Before Driving P412

Towing a Trailer P. 420

Parking Your Vehicle P. 503 Multi-View Rear Camera P. 512

Maintenance P. 519

Before Performing Maintenance P. 520

Maintenance Minder

TM

 P. 523

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 545
Heating and Cooling System

*

/Climate Control System

*

 Maintenance P. 558

Handling the Unexpected P. 567

Tools P. 568

If a Tire Goes Flat P569

Overheating P. 585

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 587

When You Cannot Unlock the Fuel Fill Door P. 597

Information P. 601

Specifications P. 602

Identification Numbers P. 604

Emissions Testing P. 607

Warranty Coverages P. 609

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Quick Reference Guide

Visual Index

Gauges 

(P103)

Multi-Information Display 

(P104)

System Indicators 

(P74)

ECON Button 

(P444)

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

) OFF Button

*

 

(P497)

Heated Windshield Button 

(P156)

Canadian models

Parking Sensor System Button

*

 

(P505)

Steering Wheel Adjustments 

(P160)

ENGINE START/STOP Button 

(P142)

AC Power Outlet Button

*

 

(P185)

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) 
Button

*

 

(P454)

 (Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) 

System OFF) Button 

(P479)

Bed Light Button 

(P186)

Audio System 

(P200)

Navigation System

*

 

() See the Navigation System Manual

Front Seat Heater Buttons

*

 

(P181)

Front Seat Heaters and Seat 
Ventilation Buttons

*

 

(P182)

Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 

Button 

(P156)

Heating and Cooling System

*

 

(P195)

Climate Control System

*

 

(P188)

Hazard Warning Button

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Headlights/Turn Signals 

(P145, 146)

Fog Lights

*

 

(P149)

Audio Remote Controls 

(P205)

Brightness Control 

(P157)

Navigation System Voice Control Buttons

*

 

() See the Navigation System Manual

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System Voice Control Buttons 

(P352, 377)

Heated Steering Wheel Button

*

 

(P180)

LaneWatch

TM*

 

(P488)

Wipers/Washers 

(P154)

CRUISE Button

*

 

(P447)

Interval Button

*

 

(P465)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Button

*

 

(P472)

MAIN Button

*

 

(P458)

RESET Button 

(P104)

 (Information) Button 

(P104)

Horn (Press an area around 

.)

* Not available on all models

Visual Index

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Power Window Switches 

(P136)

Power Door Lock Master Switch 

(P123)

Memory Buttons

*

 

(P159)

SET Button

*

 

(P159)

Fuel Fill Door Release Button 

(P515)

Rearview Mirror 

(P161)

Driver’s Front Airbag 

(P45)

Shift Lever 

(P442)

Glove Box 

(P173)

Auxiliary Input Jack 

(P203)

Intelligent Traction Management 
Button 

(P445)

Parking Brake 

(P490)

Interior Fuse Box 

(P594)

Hood Release Handle 

(P528)

Door Mirror Controls 

(P162)

USB Ports

*

 

(P201)

Accessory Power Socket 

(P177)

USB Port 

(P201)

Trunk Main Switch 

(P131)

Accessory Power Socket 

(P177)

USB Port

*

 

(P201)

Passenger’s Front Airbag 

(P45)

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Side Curtain Airbags 

(P51)

Grab Handle

Coat Hook 

(P178)

Seat Belts 

(P38)

Sun Visors

Vanity Mirrors

Moonroof Switch

*

 

(P140)

Map Lights 

(P172)

HomeLink® Buttons

*

 

(P349)

Sunglasses Holder 

(P179)

Front Seat 

(P163)

Side Airbags 

(P49)

Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) 

(P63)

Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat 

(P63)

LATCH to Secure a Child Seat 

(P60)

Rear Seat 

(P166)

Map Lights 

(P172)

Back Window Switch

*

 

(P138)

* Not available on all models

Visual Index

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Maintenance Under the Hood 

(P527)

Windshield Wipers 

(P154, 545)

Power Door Mirrors 

(P162)

Headlights 

(P146, 539)

Front Side Marker Lights 

(P146, 541)

Fog Lights

*

 

(P149, 542)

Side Turn Signal Lights

*

 

(P145, 542)

Daytime Running Lights /Parking Lights

*

 

(P150, 541)

How to Refuel 

(P515)

Rear Turn Signal and Back-Up Lights 

(P543)

Door Lock/Unlock Control 

(P114)

Tires 

(P547, 569)

Front Turn Signal/Parking Lights

*

 

(P145, 542)

Brake/Taillight and Rear Side Marker Lights 

(P543)

Rear License Plate Light 

(P544)

Multi-View Rear Camera 

(P512)

Drop Opening the Tailgate 

(P129)

Rear License Plate Light 

(P544)

Swing Opening the Tailgate 

(P129)

Opening and Closing the Trunk 

(P130)

AC Power Outlet

*

 

(P184)

High-Mount Brake Light 

(P544)

Bed Lights 

(P186)

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Eco Assist® System

Ambient Meter

● Changes color to reflect your driving style.

Green: Fuel efficient driving
Light green: Moderate acceleration/deceleration
White: Aggressive acceleration/deceleration

● The ambient meter color changes in accordance 

with your brake or accelerator pedal operation.

ECON Mode Indicator 

(P87)
Comes on when the ECON button is 
pressed.

ECON Button 

(P444)

Helps maximize fuel economy.

* Not available on all models

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Safe Driving 

(P29)

Airbags 

(P42)

● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and 

your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.

Child Safety 

(P55)

● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat.

● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat.

● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

Exhaust Gas Hazard 

(P70)

● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon 

monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon 
monoxide gas can accumulate.

Before Driving Checklist 

(P34)

● Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints, 

steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted.

Seat Belts 

(P35)

● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well 

back in the seat.

● Check that your passengers are wearing 

their seat belts correctly.

Fasten your lap belt as 
low as possible.

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Instrument Panel 

(P73)

System Indicators

Malfunction Indicator 

Lamp
Low Oil Pressure 

Indicator

Charging System 

Indicator

Anti-lock Brake System 

(ABS) Indicator

Vehicle Stability Assist® 

(VSA®) System Indicator

VSA® OFF Indicator

Electric Power Steering 

(EPS) System Indicator

Lights Indicators

Lights On Indicator

High Beam Indicator

Immobilizer System 

Indicator

Seat Belt Reminder 

Indicator

System Indicators

System Message 

Indicator

Parking Brake and 

Brake System 

Indicator (Red)

Supplemental 

Restraint System 

Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

Gauges 

(P103)

/Multi-Information Display 

(P104)

/System Indicators 

(P74)

Low Tire Pressure/

TPMS Indicator

Turn Signal and 

Hazard Warning 

Indicators

Smart Entry System 

Indicator

Ambient Meter

Shift Lever 

Position Indicator

Fuel Gauge

Tachometer

Temperature 

Gauge

Speedometer

Multi-Information Display

Brake System 

Indicator (Amber)

All-wheel drive system 

(AWD) Indicator

*

Blind spot information 

(BSI) Indicator

*

System Indicators

Collision Mitigation Braking 

System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

) Indicator

*

Road Departure Mitigation 

(RDM) Indicator

*

Security System Alarm 

Indicator

U.S.

Canada

U.S.

Canada

Fog Light Indicator

*

ECON Mode Indicator

Auto high-beam 

Indicator

*

Lane Keeping Assist 
System (LKAS) Indicator

*

CRUISE MAIN 

Indicator

*

CRUISE CONTROL 

Indicator

*

Adaptive Cruise 

Control (ACC

Indicator

*

Intelligent Traction 
Management Indicator

Bed Lights On Indicator

* Not available on all models

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Controls 

(P109)

Clock 

(P110)

a

Press and hold the MENU/CLOCK 
button for two seconds.

b

Select Adjust Clock, then press 

.

c

Rotate 

 to adjust the hours.

d

Press 

 to switch to minute 

adjustment.

e

Rotate 

 to adjust the minutes.

f

Press 

 to switch to Set.

g

Press 

 to complete clock adjustment.

Models with color audio system

a

Select 

, then select Settings.

b

Select Clock/Info, then Clock 
Adjustment
.

c

Adjust the dates, hours and minutes by 
selecting /

.

d

Select OK to set the time.

Models with Display Audio

3 4

ENGINE START/STOP 
Button 

(P142)

Press the button to change the vehicle’s 
power mode.

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Turn Signals 

(P145)

Lights 

(P146)

Turn Signal Control Lever

Right

Left

Light Control Switches

Low Beam

High Beam

Flashing

Wipers and Washers 

(P154)

*1:Models with automatic intermittent 

wipers

*2:Models without automatic intermittent 

wipers

Wiper/Washer Control Lever

MIST
OFF
AUTO

*1

: Wiper speed varies 

automatically
INT

*2

: Low speed with intermittent

LO: Low speed wipe
HI: High speed wipe

Pull toward 
you to spray 
washer fluid.

Adjustment Ring

(

-: Low Sensitivity

*1

(

-  : Lower speed, fewer sweeps

*2

(

+: High Sensitivity

*1

(

+  : Higher speed, more sweeps

*2

AUTO should always be turned OFF before 
cleaning the windshield or driving through a 
car wash.

Steering Wheel 

(P160)

● To adjust, push the adjustment lever 

down, adjust to the desired position, then 
pull up the lever back in place.

Models with automatic intermittent wipers

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Unlocking the Front 
Doors from the Inside 

(P122)
● Pull either front door inner handle to 

unlock and open it at the same time.

Trunk 

(P 130)

● Press the trunk release button to unlock 

and open the trunk when you are 
carrying the smart entry remote.

Trunk Release Button

Power Door Mirrors 

(P162)
● With the power mode in ON, move the 

selector switch to L or R.

● Push the appropriate edge of the 

adjustment switch to adjust the mirror.

● Press the folding button

*

 to fold in and 

out the door mirrors.

Selector Switch

Adjustment Switch

Folding Button

*

Power Windows 

(P136)

● With the power mode in ON, open and 

close the power windows.

● If the power window lock button is in the 

off position, each passenger’s window 
can be opened and closed with its own 
switch.

● If the power window lock button is in the 

on position (indicator is on), each 
passenger’s window switch is disabled.

Power Window Lock Button

Window Switch

Indicator

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Climate Control System

*

 

(P188)

● Press the AUTO button to activate the climate control system.

● Press the 

 button to turn the system on or off.

● Press the 

 button to defrost the windshield.

The climate control system is voice operable. 

(P246)

Models with navigation system

Fan Control 
Button

 (Windshield 

Defroster) Button

A/C (Air 
Conditioning) 
Button

Air flows from dashboard and 
back of the centre console 
vents.

Air flows from dashboard, floor 
and back of the centre console 
vents.

Air flows from floor vents.

Air flows from floor and 
windshield defroster vents.

 (Recirculation) 

Button

Passenger’s Side 
Temperature 
Control Switch

AUTO Button

Driver’s Side 
Temperature 
Control Switch

MODE Button

SYNC 
(Synchronized) Button

 (On/Off) Button

Rear Climate Control

*

 

(P193)

● Press the AUTO button to activate the 

rear climate control system.

● Press the 

 button to turn the system 

on or off.

Rear Temperature 
Control Buttons

 / 

 

(Rear Fan 
Control) Button

Rear AUTO 
Button

 (Rear On/

Off) Button

MODE Button

Air flows from the rear floor vents.

Air flow from the rear console 
vents and floor vents.

Air flows from the rear console vents.

* Not available on all models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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