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Traffic Sign Recognition System

Driving

The traffic sign recognition system may not be able to recognize a traffic sign in the 
following cases.

Environmental conditions

Driving into low sunlight (e.g., at dawn or dusk).

Strong light is reflected onto the roadway.

Driving at night, in dark areas such as long tunnels.

Driving in bad weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.).

Sudden changes between light and dark, such as the entrance or exit of a tunnel 
or the shadows of trees, buildings, etc.

Water is sprayed by or snow blown from a vehicle ahead.

Roadway conditions

Your vehicle is strongly shaken on uneven road surfaces.

Vehicle conditions

When lighting is weak due to dirt covering the headlight lenses, or there is poor 
visibility in a dark place due to the headlights being improperly adjusted.

The front of the camera is covered by dirt, fog, rain, mud, wet snow, seals, 
accessories, stickers, or film on the windshield.

There is residue on the windshield from the windshield wipers.

An abnormal tire or wheel condition (incorrect sizes, varied sizes or construction, 
improperly inflated, compact spare tire, etc.).

The vehicle is tilted due to heavy load in the trunk or rear seats.

The suspension has been modified.

Tire chains are installed.

Driving at night or in a dark place (e.g., a tunnel) with the headlights off.

Traffic Sign Recognition System Conditions and Limitations

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Traffic Sign Recognition System Conditions and Limitations

When the traffic sign recognition system 
malfunctions, 

 appears on the gauge. If this 

message does not disappear, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Models with A-type meter

Models with B-type meter

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The position or the condition of the traffic sign

The sign is in a place that makes it hard to find.

The sign is located far away from your vehicle.

The sign is located where it is hard for headlight beams to reach.

The sign is on a corner or bend in the road.

The sign is faded or bent.

The sign is rotated or damaged signs.

The sign is covered with mud, snow, or frost.

Part of the sign is hidden by the trees, or is in the shadow of a vehicle or other 
object.

Light (such as a streetlight) is reflected on the surface of the sign, or it is hidden 
in shadow.

The sign is too bright or too dark (electric signs).

Small signs (auxiliary signs, etc.).

Other conditions

When you are driving at a high speed.

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The traffic sign recognition system may not operate correctly, such as displaying 
signs that do not adhere to the actual regulations for the roadway or do not exist at 
all in the following cases.

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A speed limit sign may display at a higher or lower speed than the actual speed 
limit.

There is a supplementary sign with further information such as weather, time, 
vehicle type, school zone, etc.

Figures on the sign are hard to read (electric signs, numbers on the sign are 
blurred, etc.).

The sign is in the vicinity of the lane you are driving in, even though it is not for 
the lane, such as a speed limit sign situated at an exit or an intersection between 
the side road and the main road.

There are things that look similar in color or shape to recognized objects (similar 
sign, electric sign, signboard, structure, etc.).

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Traffic Sign Recognition System

Driving

The speed limit sign icon is displayed on the screen.

Signs Displayed on the Gauge

Speed Limit Sign

Models with A-type meter

Speed Limit Sign

Models with B-type meter

Speed Limit 
Sign

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Front Wide View Camera

The camera, used in systems such as Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road 
Departure Mitigation system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed 
Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition system, CMBS

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, and Traffic Jam Assist, is designed 

to detect an object that triggers any of the systems to operate their functions.

This camera is located behind the rearview 
mirror.

To help reduce the likelihood that high interior 
temperatures will cause the camera’s sensing 
system to shut off, when parking, find a shady 
area or face the front of the vehicle away from 
the sun. If you use a reflective sun shade, do 
not allow it to cover the camera housing. 
Covering the camera can concentrate heat on 
it.

Camera Location and Handling Tips

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Front Wide View Camera

Never apply a film or attach any objects to the 
windshield, the hood, or the front grille that could 
obstruct the camera’s field of vision and cause the 
system to operate abnormally.
Scratches, nicks, and other damage to the windshield 
within the camera’s field of vision can cause the 
system to operate abnormally. If this occurs, we 
recommend that you replace the windshield with a 
genuine Honda replacement windshield. Making 
even minor repairs within the camera’s field of vision 
or installing an aftermarket replacement windshield 
may also cause the system to operate abnormally.
After replacing the windshield, have a dealer 
recalibrate the camera. Proper calibration of the 
camera is necessary for the system to operate 
properly.

Do not place an object on the top of the instrument 
panel. It may reflect onto the windshield and prevent 
the system from detecting lane lines properly.

Front Wide 
View Camera

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Front Wide View Camera

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 towards 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 or poor viewing 
conditions.

 message appears:

Park your vehicle in a safe place, and make sure the 
windshield is clean.
Clean the windshield if it is dirty. If the message 
does not disappear after driven for a while, have 
your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Sonar Sensors

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Sonar Sensors

*

Location and range of sensors

The sonar sensors are situated in the front and rear bumpers.

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Sonar Sensors

*

For the sonar sensors to work properly, do not:

Place stickers or other objects on or around the 
sensors.

Hit the area around the sensors.

Attempt to take apart any sensor.

Put any accessories on or around the sensors.

Consult with a dealer if:

A sensor has been subjected to shock.

Work needs to be done to the area around a 
sensor.

In the following cases, the sonar sensors may not 
work properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

The front or rear bumper has made contact with a 
hill, parking block, curb, embankment, etc.

The vehicle has been involved in frontal or rear 
collision.

The vehicle has been driven through a deep 
puddle.

Sonar Sensors

Sonar Sensors

Sensor Range

* Not available on all models

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Braking

Brake System

Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parked. When the 
parking brake is applied, you can manually or automatically release it.

To apply

The electric parking brake can be applied any 
time the vehicle has battery, no matter which 
position the power mode is in.

Pull the electric parking brake switch up gently 
and securely.

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The indicator in the switch comes on.

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The parking brake and brake system 
indicator (red) comes on.

To release

The power mode must be in ON in order to 
release the electric parking brake.

1.

Depress the brake pedal.

2.

Press the electric parking brake switch.

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The indicator in the switch goes off.

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The parking brake and brake system 
indicator (red) goes off.

Manually releasing the parking brake using 
the switch helps your vehicle start slowly and 
smoothly when facing downhill on steep hills.

Parking Brake

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Parking Brake

You may hear the electric parking brake system 
motor operating from the rear wheel area when you 
apply or release the parking brake. This is normal.

The brake pedal may slightly move due to the electric 
parking brake system operation when you apply or 
release the parking brake. This is normal.

You cannot apply or release the parking brake if the 
battery goes dead.

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If the Battery Is Dead

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If you pull up and hold the electric parking brake 
switch while driving, the brakes on all four wheels 
are applied by the VSA

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 system until the vehicle 

comes to a stop. The electric parking brake then 
applies, and the switch should be released.

In the following situations, the parking brake 
automatically operates.

When the vehicle stops more than 10 minutes 
while Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 
Speed Follow is activated.

When the driver’s seat belt is unfastened while 
your vehicle is stopped automatically by ACC with 
Low Speed Follow.

When the engine is turned off, except by Auto Idle 
Stop system, while ACC with Low Speed Follow is 
activated.

When the vehicle stops with the automatic brake 
hold system activated for more than 10 minutes.

When the driver’s seat belt is unfastened while 
your vehicle is stopped and brake hold is applied.

When the engine is turned off, except by Auto Idle 
Stop system, while brake hold system is applied.

When there is a problem with the brake hold 
system while brake hold is applied.

Electric Parking 
Brake Switch

Electric Parking 
Brake Switch

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Brake System

Driving

Automatic parking brake feature operation

If the automatic parking brake feature has been activated:

The parking brake is applied automatically when you set the power mode to 
VEHICLE OFF.

To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake and brake 
system indicator (red) is on.

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Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature

 P. 556

To release automatically

Depressing the accelerator pedal releases the parking brake.
Use the accelerator pedal to release the parking brake when you are starting the 
vehicle facing uphill, or in a traffic jam.

Gently depress the accelerator pedal.

When on a hill, it may require more 
accelerator input to release.

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The parking brake and brake system 
indicator (red) goes off.

You can release the parking brake automatically when:

You are wearing the driver’s seat belt.

The engine is running.

The transmission is not in 

(

P

 or 

(

N

.

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Parking Brake

If the parking brake cannot be released 
automatically, release it manually.

When the vehicle is traveling uphill, the accelerator 
pedal may need to be pressed farther to 
automatically release the electric parking brake.

The parking brake cannot be released automatically 
while the following indicators are on:

Malfunction indicator lamp

Transmission system indicator

The parking brake may not be released automatically 
while the following indicators are on:

Parking brake and brake system indicator (red)

VSA

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 system indicator

ABS

 indicator

Supplemental restraint system indicator

Accelerator Pedal

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Driving

Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature

With the power mode is in ON, carry out the following steps to either activate or 
deactivate the automatic parking brake feature.

1.

Put the transmission into 

(

P

.

2.

Without depressing the brake pedal, pull up and release the electric parking brake 
switch.

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Check that the parking brake and brake system indicator (red) has come on.

3.

Pull up and hold the electric parking brake switch. When you hear a beeping 
sound, release the switch and within 3 seconds pull up and hold the switch again.

4.

When you hear a sound indicating that the procedure is completed, release the 
switch.

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Two beeps indicates that the feature has been activated.

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One beep indicates that the feature has been deactivated.

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When you have completed activating the feature, the parking brake will 
remain applied after you turn off the engine.

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To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake and 
brake system indicator (red) is on.

If you need to temporarily deactivate the feature while putting your vehicle through 
a conveyor type car wash, you can follow the procedure explained below.

1.

Depress the brake pedal and bring the vehicle to a stop.

2.

Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF and then within 2 seconds push down the 
electric parking brake switch.

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Activation and deactivation settings for the feature will not be affected.

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Before temporarily deactivating the feature, make sure to first turn off both 
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow and the automatic 
brake hold system.

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To confirm that the parking brake is applied, check if the parking brake and 
brake system indicator (red) is on.

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Parking Brake

In cold climates, the parking brake may freeze in 
place if applied.

When parking the vehicle, chock the wheels and 
make sure the automatic parking brake feature is 
deactivated.

Also, when putting your vehicle through a conveyor-
type car wash or when having your vehicle towed, 
deactivate the automatic parking brake feature and 
leave the parking brake released.

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Brake System

Driving

Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist 
helps to reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The brake assist system 
increases the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an 
emergency situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering 
control when braking very hard.

2

Brake Assist System

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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Foot Brake

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Foot Brake

Check the brakes after driving through deep water, 
or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If 
necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the 
pedal several times.

If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when 
applying the brakes, this is caused by the brake wear 
indicator rubbing on the brake rotor and indicates 
that the brake pads need to be replaced. Have the 
vehicle checked by a dealer. If you hear only an 
occasional squeak or squeal when you initially apply 
the brake pedal, this may be normal and caused by 
high frequency vibration of the brake pads against 
the rotating brake disc.

Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a 
long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake 
effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your 
foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a 
speed position.

Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while 
driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause 
them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad 
life. It will also confuse drivers behind you.

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Driving

Keeps the brake applied after releasing the brake pedal until the accelerator pedal is 
pressed. You can use this system while the vehicle is temporarily stopped, like at 
traffic lights and in heavy traffic.

Automatic Brake Hold

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Automatic Brake Hold

3

WARNING

Activating the automatic brake hold system 
on steep hills or slippery roads may still 
allow the vehicle to move if you remove 
your foot from the brake pedal.

If a vehicle unexpectedly moves, it may 
cause a crash resulting in serious injury or 
death.

Never activate the automatic brake hold 
system or rely on it to keep a vehicle from 
moving when stopped on a steep hill or 
slippery roads.

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WARNING

Using the automatic brake hold system to 
park the vehicle may result in the vehicle 
unexpectedly moving.

If a vehicle moves unexpectedly, it may 
cause a crash, resulting in serious injury or 
death.

Never leave the vehicle when braking is 
temporarily kept by automatic brake hold 
and always park the vehicle by putting the 
transmission in 

(

P

 and applying the parking 

brake.

Turning on the system

Fasten your seat belt 
properly, then start the 
engine. Press the 
automatic brake hold 
button.

The automatic brake 
hold system indicator 
comes on. The system 
is turned on.

Activating the system

Depress the brake pedal 
to come to a complete 
stop. The transmission 
must not be in 

(

P

 or 

(

R

.

The automatic brake 
hold indicator comes 
on. Braking is kept for 
up to 10 minutes.

Release the brake pedal 
after the automatic 
brake hold indicator 
comes on.

Canceling the system

Depress the accelerator 
pedal while the 
transmission is in a 
position other than 

(

P

 or 

(

N

. The system is 

canceled and the vehicle 
starts to move.

The automatic brake 
hold indicator goes 
off. The system 
continues to be on.

Accelerator Pedal

Brake Pedal

Automatic Brake 
Hold Button

Goes 
Off

Comes 
On

On

On

Comes 
On

Comes 
On

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Brake System

Driving

The system automatically cancels when:

You engage the parking brake.

You depress the brake pedal and put the transmission into 

(

P

 or 

(

R

.

The system automatically cancels and the parking brake is applied when:

Braking is kept for more than 10 minutes.

The driver’s seat belt is unfastened.

The engine is turned off.

There is a problem with automatic brake hold system.

Turning off the automatic brake hold system

While the system is on, press the automatic 
brake hold button again.

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The automatic brake hold system 
indicator goes off.

If you want to turn off automatic brake hold 
while the system is in operation, press the 
automatic brake hold button with the brake 
pedal depressed.

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Automatic Brake Hold

While the system is activated, you can turn off the 
engine or park the vehicle through the same 
procedure as you normally do.

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When Stopped

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Whether the system is on, or the system is activated, 
the automatic brake hold turns off once the engine is 
off.

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Turning on the system

Make sure to turn off the automatic brake hold 
system before using an automated car wash.

You may hear an operating noise if the vehicle moves 
while the automatic brake hold system is in 
operation.

Automatic Brake 
Hold Button

Goes 
Off

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by 
pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than you can.

The electronic brake distribution (EBD) system, which is part of the ABS, also 
balances the front-to-rear braking distribution according to vehicle loading.

You should never pump the brake pedal. Let the ABS work for you by always 
keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. This is sometimes referred to as 
“stomp and steer.”

ABS operation

The brake pedal may pulsate slightly when the ABS is working. Depress the brake 
pedal and keep holding the pedal firmly down. On dry pavement, you will need to 
press on the brake pedal very hard before the ABS activates. However, you may feel 
the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice.

ABS may activate when you depress the brake pedal when driving on:

Wet or snow covered roads.

Roads paved with stone.

Roads with uneven surfaces, such as potholes, cracks, manholes, etc.

When the vehicle speed goes under 6 mph (10 km/h), the ABS stops.

ABS

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

NOTICE

The ABS may not function correctly if you use a tire of 
the incorrect size or type.

If the 

ABS

 indicator comes on while driving, there 

may be a problem with the system.
While normal braking will not be affected, there is a 
possibility that the ABS will not be operating. Have 
your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

The ABS is not designed for the purpose of reducing 
the time or distance it takes for a vehicle to stop: It is 
designed to limit brake lockup which can lead to 
skidding and loss of steering control.

In the following cases, your vehicle may need more 
distance to stop than a vehicle without the ABS:

You are driving on rough or uneven road surfaces, 
such as gravel or snow.

The tires are equipped with tire chains.

The following may be observed with the ABS system:

Motor sounds coming from the engine 
compartment when the brakes are applied, or 
when system checks are being performed after the 
engine has been started and while the vehicle 
accelerates.

Brake pedal and/or the vehicle body vibration when 
ABS activates.

These vibrations and sounds are normal to ABS 
systems and are no cause for concern.

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Brake Assist System

Designed to assist the driver by generating greater braking force when you depress 
the brake pedal hard during emergency braking.

Brake assist system operation

Press the brake pedal firmly for more powerful braking.

When brake assist operates, the pedal may wiggle slightly and an operating noise 
may be heard. This is normal. Keep holding the brake pedal firmly down.

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Parking Your Vehicle

When Stopped

1.

Depress the brake pedal firmly.

2.

With the brake pedal depressed, pull up the electric parking brake switch slowly, 
but fully.

3.

Put the transmission into 

(

P

.

4.

Turn off the engine.

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The parking brake and brake system indicator (red) goes off in about 30 
seconds.

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Parking Your Vehicle

3

WARNING

The vehicle can roll away if left unattended 
without confirming that Park is engaged.

A vehicle that rolls away could cause a crash 
resulting in serious injury or death.

Always keep your foot on the brake pedal 
until you have confirmed that 

(

P

 is shown 

on the shift position indicator.

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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.

Putting the transmission into 

(

P

 before the vehicle 

stops completely.

Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects, 
such as dry grass, oil, or timber.
Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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