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Auto High-Beam

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Auto High-Beam

The front sensor camera detects the light sources ahead of the vehicle such as the 
lights of a preceding or oncoming vehicle, or street lights. When you are driving at 
night, the system automatically switches the headlights between low beam and high 
beam depending on the situation.

When all of the following conditions have been met, the auto high-beam indicator 
comes on and the auto high-beam is activated.

The power mode is in ON.

The light switch is in 

AUTO

.

The lever is in the low beam position.

The headlights have been automatically 
activated.

It is dark outside the vehicle.

If the auto high-beam indicator does not come on even when all the conditions have 
been met, carry out the following procedure and the indicator will come on.

Pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it while driving.

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Auto High-Beam

The auto high-beam system does not always operate 
in every situation. This system is just for assisting the 
driver. Always observe your surroundings and switch 
the headlights between high beam and low beam 
manually if necessary.

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

The range and the distance at which the camera can 
recognize varies depending on conditions 
surrounding your vehicle.

Regarding the handling of the camera mounted to 
the inside of the windshield, refer to the following.

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Front Sensor Camera

 P. 465

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.

How to Use the Auto High-Beam

Front Sensor Camera

Auto High-Beam 

Indicator

Light Switch

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Auto High-Beam

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Automatic switching between high-beam and low-beam

When auto-high beam is active, the headlights switch between high beam and low 
beam based on the following conditions.

Manual switching between high-beam and low-beam

If you want to manually switch the headlights between high beam and low beam, 
follow either of the procedures below. Note that when you do this, the auto high-
beam indicator will turn off and the auto high-beam will be deactivated.

Using the lever:

Pull the lever toward you for flashing the high beams then release it within about 
one second while driving.

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To reactivate the auto high-beam, pull the lever toward you for flashing the 
high beams then release it while driving. The auto high-beam indicator will 
come on.

Using the light switch:

Turn the light switch to 

.

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To reactivate the auto high-beam, turn the light switch to 

AUTO

 when the 

lever is in the low beam position, the auto high-beam indicator will come on.

Switching to high beam:

Switching to low beam:

All of the following conditions must 
be met before the high beams turn 
on.

Your vehicle speed is 25 mph (40 
km/h) or more.

There are no preceding or 
oncoming vehicle with headlights 
or taillights turned on.

There are few street lights on the 
road ahead.

One of the following conditions 
must be met before the low beams 
turn on.

Your vehicle speed is 15 mph (24 
km/h) or less.

There is a preceding or oncoming 
vehicle with headlights or 
taillights turned on.

There are many street lights on 
the road ahead.

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How to Use the Auto High-Beam

In the following cases, the auto high-beam system 
may not switch the headlights properly or the 
switching timing may be changed. In case of the 
automatic switching operation does not fit for your 
driving habits, please switch the headlights manually.

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.).

Surrounding light sources, such as street lights, 
electric billboards and traffic lights are illuminating 
the road ahead.

The brightness level of the road ahead constantly 
changes.

The road is bumpy or has many curves.

A vehicle suddenly appears 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.

A traffic sign, mirror, or other reflective object 
ahead is reflecting strong light toward the vehicle.

The oncoming vehicle frequently disappears under 
roadside trees or behind median barriers.

The preceding or oncoming vehicle is a motorcycle, 
bicycle, mobility scooter, or other small vehicle.

The auto high-beam system keeps the headlight low 
beam when:

Windshield wipers are operating at a high speed.

The camera has detected a dense fog.

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Auto High-Beam

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You can turn the auto high-beam system off. If you want to turn the system off or 
on, set the power mode to ON, then carry out the following procedures while the 
vehicle is stationary.

To turn the system off:

With the light switch is in 

AUTO

, pull the lever 

toward you and hold it for at least 40 seconds. 
After the auto high-beam indicator light blinks 
twice, release the lever.

To turn the system on:

With the light switch is in 

AUTO

, pull the lever 

toward you and hold it for at least 30 seconds. 
After the auto high-beam indicator light blinks 
once, release the lever.

How to Turn Off the Auto High-Beam

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How to Use the Auto High-Beam

If the 

Some Driver Assist Systems Cannot 

Operate: Camera Temperature Too High

 message 

appears:

Use the climate control system to cool down the 
interior and, if necessary, also use defroster mode 
with the airflow directed toward the camera.

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

If the 

Some Driver Assist Systems Cannot 

Operate: Clean Front 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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How to Turn Off the Auto High-Beam

If you turn the auto high-beam system off, the system 
does not operate until you turn the system on.

Park in a safe place before turning the system off or 
on.

AUTO

 Position

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Wipers and Washers

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Wipers and Washers

The windshield wipers and washers can be 
used when the power mode is in ON.

MIST

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

Wiper switch (OFF, INT

*1

/AUTO

*2

, LO, HI)

Move the lever up or down to change the 
wiper settings.

Adjusting wiper operation

*

Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper 
operation.

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.

*1: Models with manual intermittent operation
*2: Models with automatic intermittent operation

Windshield Wipers/Washers

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

Models with intermittent time adjustment ring

MIST

INT

*1

/

AUTO

*2

OFF

LO

: Low speed wipe

HI

: High speed wipe

Pull to 

use 

washer.

Intermittent Time 

Adjustment Ring

*

Lower speed, fewer sweeps

Higher speed, more sweeps

* Not available on all models

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When you push the lever down to 

AUTO

, the 

windshield wipers sweep once, and go into 
the automatic mode.

The wipers operate intermittently, at low 
speed, or at high speed and stop in 
accordance with the amount of rainfall the 
rainfall sensor detects.

AUTO sensitivity adjustment

When the wiper function is set to 

AUTO

, you 

can adjust the sensitivity of the rainfall sensor 
(using the adjustment ring) so that wipers will 
operate in accordance with your preference.

Sensor sensitivity

Automatic Intermittent Wipers

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Wipers and Washers

If the wipers stop operating due to an obstacle such 
as the buildup of snow, park the vehicle in a safe 
place.
Rotate the wiper switch to 

OFF

, and set the power 

mode to ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), then 
remove the obstacle.

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Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

The rainfall sensor is in the location shown below.

NOTICE

AUTO

 should always be turned 

OFF

 before the 

following situations in order to prevent severe 
damage to the wiper system:

Cleaning the windshield

Driving through a car wash

No rain present

Rainfall Sensor

Adjustment Ring

Low Sensitivity

High Sensitivity

* Not available on all models

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button

Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror button to defog the rear window 
and mirrors when the power mode is in ON.

The rear defogger and heated door mirrors 
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.

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror Button

This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off 
when the window has been defogged. Also, do not 
use the system for a long time while the power 
system is stopped. This may weaken the 12-volt 
battery, making it difficult to turn the power system 
on.

When the power mode is set to ON and the outside 
temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the heated door 
mirror may automatically activate for 10 minutes.

Models without SYNC button

Models with SYNC button

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Brightness Control

When the power mode is in ON, you can use 
the brightness control dial to adjust 
instrument panel brightness.

Brighten: 

Turn the dial up.

Dim: 

Turn the dial down.

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

Brightness level indicator

The brightness level is shown on the driver 
information interface while you are adjusting 
it.

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Brightness Control

The brightness of the instrument panel will be 
reduced when the following conditions:

The power mode is in ON.

The light switch is in any position other than 

OFF

 

and it is dark outside.

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

Control Dial

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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.

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While the vehicle is stopped, 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

Lever

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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.

When you are driving after dark, the 
automatic dimming rearview mirror reduces 
the glare from headlights behind you, based 
on inputs from the mirror sensor. Press the 
auto button to turn this function on and off. 
When activated, the auto indicator comes on.

Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions

*

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Adjusting the Mirrors

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

Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

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Daytime 

Position

Night 

Position

Tab

Up

Down

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

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Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

The auto dimming function cancels when the 
transmission is in 

(

R

.

Auto Button

Sensor

* Not available on all models

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Power Door Mirrors

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Power Door Mirrors

You can adjust the door mirrors when the 
power mode is in ON.

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.

Selector 

Switch

Adjustment Switch

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Adjusting the Seats

Front Seats

Adjust the driver’s seat as far back as possible 
while allowing you to maintain full control of 
the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright, 
well back in the seat and be able to 
adequately press the pedals without leaning 
forward, and grip the steering wheel 
comfortably. The passenger’s seat should be 
adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far 
back from the front airbag in the dashboard 
as possible.

Adjusting the front power seats

*

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Adjusting the Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
recommends that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 
cm) between the center of the steering wheel and 
the chest.

Always make seat adjustments before driving.

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WARNING

Sitting too close to a front airbag can result 
in serious injury or death if the front 
airbags inflate.

Always sit as far back from the front 
airbags as possible while maintaining 
control of the vehicle.

Move back.

Allow sufficient 

space.

Adjusting the Seat Positions

Horizontal Position 

Adjustment

Height Adjustment 

(Driver’s seat only)

Seat-back Angle 

Adjustment

Driver’s seat is shown

* Not available on all models

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Front Seats

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Adjusting the front manual seats

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Adjusting the front manual seats

*

Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and 
forth to make sure it is locked in position.

Horizontal Position 
Adjustment

Pull up on the bar to move the 
seat, then release the bar.

Height Adjustment

(Driver side only)
Pull up or push down the lever 
to raise or lower the seat.

Seat-back Angle 
Adjustment

Pull up the lever to 
change the angle.

Driver’s seat is shown.

* Not available on all models

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Front Seats

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Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, 
upright position, leaving ample space 
between your chest and the airbag cover in 
the center of the steering wheel.

The front seat passenger should also adjust 
their seat-back to a comfortable, upright 
position.

Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the 
occupant’s chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the 
chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a 
seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.

Adjusting the Seat-Backs

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Adjusting the Seat-Backs

Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the 
seat-back and your back.

Doing so may interfere with proper seat belt or airbag 
operation.

If you cannot get far enough away from the steering 
wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend 
that you investigate whether some type of adaptive 
equipment may help.

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WARNING

Reclining the seat-back too far can result in 
serious injury or death in a crash.

Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, 
and sit well back in the seat.

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Rear Seats

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Rear Seats

1.

Remove the center shoulder belt from the 
guide.

2.

Pull the release lever in the trunk to release 
the lock.

3.

Fold the seat-back down.

Folding Down the Rear Seats

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Folding Down the Rear Seats

The rear seat-backs can be folded down to 
accommodate bulkier items in the trunk.

Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the 
trunk lid open.

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Exhaust Gas Hazard

 P. 79

To lock a seat-back upright, push it backwards until it 
locks.
When returning the seat-back to its original position, 
push it firmly back. Also, make sure all rear shoulder 
belts are positioned in front of the seat-back, and the 
center shoulder belt is re-positioned in the guide.

Make sure that the folded seat-back does not press 
against the front passenger seat, as this can cause the 
weight sensors in the front passenger seat to work 
improperly.

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Passenger Airbag Off Indicator

 P. 63

Make sure all items in the trunk or items 
extending through the opening into the rear 
seat are properly secured. Loose items can fly 
forward if you have to brake hard.

The front seat(s) must be far enough forward so they 
do not interfere with the rear seats as they fold 
down.

Guide

Center 

Shoulder Belt

Release Levers

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Maintain a Proper Sitting Position

After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their 
seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their 
seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is safely parked and the power 
system is off.

Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash. For example, if 
an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or 
sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly 
increased.

In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or 
fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an 
inflating front airbag.

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Maintain a Proper Sitting Position

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WARNING

Sitting improperly or out of position can 
result in serious injury or death in a crash.

Always sit upright, well back in the seat, 
with your feet on the floor.

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Head Restraints

Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions.

Head restraints are most effective for 
protection against whiplash and other rear-
impact crash injuries when the center of the 
back of the occupant’s head rests against the 
center of the restraint. The tops of the 
occupant’s ears should be level with the 
center height of the restraint.

To raise the head restraint: 

Pull it upward.

To lower the head restraint: 

Push it down 

while pressing the release button.

Adjusting the Front Head Restraint Positions

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Head Restraints

In order for the head restraint system to work 
properly:

Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or 
from the restraint legs.

Do not place any objects between an occupant and 
the seat-back.

Install each restraint in its proper location.

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WARNING

Improperly positioning head restraints 
reduces their effectiveness and increases 
the likelihood of serious injury in a crash.

Make sure head restraints are in place and 
positioned properly before driving.

Position head in the center 

of the head restraint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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