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Replacing Light Bulbs

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Brake Light, Taillight, Rear Side Marker Light, and Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs

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4.

Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 
remove it.

5.

Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

6.

Align the pins with the body grommets, 
then push in until they fully seat.

Bulb

Socket

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Replacing Light Bulbs

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Taillight and Back-Up Light Bulbs

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Taillight and Back-Up Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1.

Remove the holding clip using a flat-tip 
screwdriver, then pull the lining back.

2.

Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 
remove it.

3.

Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Rear License Plate Light

Rear license plate light is LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and 
replace the light assembly.

Taillight: LED
Back-Up Light: 16 W

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Taillight and Back-Up Light Bulbs

Taillights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda 
dealer inspect and replace the light assembly.

When removing the clip, insert a flat-tip screwdriver, 
then lift and remove the clip.

Insert the clip with the pin raised, and push until it is flat.

Clip

Push until the 
pin is flat.

Holding Clip

Bulb

Socket

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Replacing Light Bulbs

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High-Mount Brake Light Bulb

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High-Mount Brake Light Bulb

When replacing, use the following bulb.

1.

Open the trunk.

2.

Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 
remove it.

3.

Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

High-Mount Brake Light: 21 W

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High-Mount Brake Light Bulb

High-mount brake light is LED type. Have an 
authorized Honda dealer inspect and replace the light 
assembly.

Models with LED high-mount brake light

Models without LED high-mount brake light

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Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

Checking Wiper Blades

If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks, become noisy, and 
the hard surfaces of the blade may scratch the window glass.

Changing the Wiper Blade

1.

Set the power mode to ON, then to 
VEHICLE OFF.

2.

Within 10 seconds of setting the power 
mode to VEHICLE OFF, hold the wiper 
switch in the 

MIST

 position for more than 

two seconds.

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Both wiper arms are set to the 
maintenance position as shown in the 
image.

3.

Lift both wiper arms.

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Changing the Wiper Blade

NOTICE

Avoid dropping the wiper arm onto the windshield, it 
may damage the wiper arm and/or the windshield.

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Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

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Changing the Wiper Blade

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4.

Depress the lock tab, then slide the wiper 
blade off the wiper arm.

5.

Slide the new wiper blade onto the wiper 
arm until it clicks into place.

6.

Lower both wiper arms.

7.

Set the power mode to ON, then set the 
wiper switch to the 

MIST

 position once.

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The wiper arms return to the standard 
position.

Tab

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires

To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in 
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.

Inflation guidelines

Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and 
comfort. Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specifications page for the specified 
pressure.

Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and 
are more likely to fail from overheating.

Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards, 
and wear unevenly.

Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the 
others, check the pressure with a tire gauge.

At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in 
all tires, including the spare. Even tires in good condition can lose 1-2 psi (10-20 kPa, 
0.1-0.2 kgf/cm

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) per month.

Inspection guidelines

Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems. Look for:

Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts, 
splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.

Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.

Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.

Excessive tread wear.

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Wear Indicators

 P. 622

Cracks or other damage around valve stem.

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Checking Tires

Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This 
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three 
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If 
necessary, add or release air until the specified 
pressure is reached.

If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as 
4–6 psi (30–40 kPa, 0.3–0.4 kgf/cm

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) higher than if 

checked when cold.

Whenever tire pressure is adjusted, you must 
calibrate the TPMS.

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TPMS Calibration

 P. 463

Have a dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent 
vibration while driving. New tires and any that have 
been removed and reinstalled should be properly 
balanced.

Check the spare tire pressure once a month or before 
long trips.

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WARNING

Using tires that are excessively worn or 
improperly inflated can cause a crash in 
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding tire inflation and 
maintenance.

U.S. models

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading 
information.

Tire Labeling

The tires that came on your vehicle have a 
number of markings. Those you should be 
aware of are described as shown.

Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size.

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The tire and loading information label attached to the 
driver’s doorjamb contains:

a

The number of people your vehicle can carry.

b

The total weight your vehicle can carry. Do not 
exceed this weight.

c

The original tire sizes for front, rear, and spare.

d

The proper cold tire pressure for front, rear, and 
spare.

Label 
Example

Example

Tire Size

Tire 
Identification 
Number (TIN)

Maximum 
Tire Load

Maximum 
Tire Pressure

Tire Size

Tire Sizes

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Tire Sizes

Following is an example of tire size with an 
explanation of what each component means.

P205/55 R16 89H

P: Vehicle type (P indicates passenger vehicle).
205: Tire width in millimeters.
55: Aspect ratio (the tire’s section height as a 
percentage of its width).
R: Tire construction code (R indicates radial).
16: Rim diameter in inches.
89: Load index (a numerical code associated with the 
maximum load the tire can carry).
H: Speed symbol (an alphabetical code indicating the 
maximum speed rating).

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Tire Labeling

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The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like 
the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.

Cold Tire Pressure

 – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at 

least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).

Load Rating

 – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given 

inflation pressure.

Maximum Inflation Pressure

 – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can 

hold.

Maximum Load Rating

 – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum 

permissible inflation pressure for that tire.

Recommended Inflation Pressure

 – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended 

by the manufacturer.

Treadwear Indicators (TWI)

 – Means the projections within the principal grooves 

designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread.

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Glossary of Tire Terminology

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Tire Identification Number (TIN)

DOT B97R FW6X 2209

DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all 
requirements of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation.
B97R: Manufacturer's identification mark.
FW6X: Tire type code.
22 09: Date of manufacture.

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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety 
Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, 
and temperature performance according to Department of 
Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these 
gradings.

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall 
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear 
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a 
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 
would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the 
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance 
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, 
and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in 
driving habits, service practices and differences in road 
characteristics and climate.

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

Treadwear

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Uniform Tire Quality Grading

For example:

Treadwear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A

All passenger car tires must conform 
to Federal Safety Requirements in 
addition to these grades.

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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

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The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. 
Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement 
as measured under controlled conditions on specified 
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked 
C may have poor traction performance.

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, 
representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its 
ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions 
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high 
temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and 
reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire 
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which 
all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels 
of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum 
required by law.

Traction

Temperature

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Traction

Warning: The traction grade 
assigned to this tire is based on 
straight-ahead braking traction tests, 
and does not include acceleration, 
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak 
traction characteristics.

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Temperature

Warning: The temperature grade for 
this tire is established for a tire that is 
properly inflated and not 
overloaded. Excessive speed, 
underinflation, or excessive loading, 
either separately or in combination, 
can cause heat buildup and possible 
tire failure.

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Wear Indicators

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Wear Indicators

The groove where the wear indicator is 
located is about 1/16 inch (about 1.6 mm) 
shallower than elsewhere on the tire. If the 
tread has worn so that the indicator is 
exposed, replace the tire. 

Worn out tires 

have poor traction on wet roads.

Tire Service Life

The life of your tires is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road 
conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and 
environmental conditions (even when the tires are not in use).

In addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is 
recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five 
years old. All tires, including the spare, should be removed from service after 10 
years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear.

Example of a Wear 
Indicator mark

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

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Tire and Wheel Replacement

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Tire and Wheel Replacement

Replace your tires with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and 
maximum cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire’s sidewall). Using tires of a 
different size or construction can cause certain vehicle systems such as the ABS and 
Vehicle Stability Assist

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) system to work incorrectly.

It is best to replace all four tires at the same time. If that isn’t possible, replace the 
front or rear tires in pairs.

Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.

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Tire and Wheel Replacement

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WARNING

Installing improper tires on your vehicle can 
affect handling and stability. This can cause 
a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or 
killed.

Always use the size and type of tires 
recommended in this owner’s manual.

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Tire Rotation

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Tire Rotation

Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the driver information 
interface helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire life.

Tires without rotation marks

Rotate the tires as shown here.

Tires with rotation marks

Rotate the tires as shown here.

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Tire Rotation

Tires with directional tread patterns should only be 
rotated front to back (not from one side to the other).
Directional tires should be mounted with the rotation 
indication mark facing forward, as shown below.

Whenever tires are rotated, you must calibrate the 
TPMS.

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TPMS Calibration

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Front

Direction Mark

U.S. models

Front

Front

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Winter Tires

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Winter Tires

If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount all season marked 

M+S

 tires, snow tires, 

or tire chains; reduce speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles when 
driving.

Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent 
skidding.

Use tire chains, snow tires, or all season tires when necessary or according to the 
law.

When mounting, refer to the following points.

For winter tires:

Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tires.

Mount the tires to all four wheels.

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Winter Tires

NOTICE

Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly 
installed can damage your vehicle’s brake lines, 
suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are 
hitting any part of the vehicle.

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WARNING

Using the wrong chains, or not properly 
installing chains, can damage the brake 
lines and cause a crash in which you can be 
seriously injured or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding the selection and use of 
tire chains.

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Winter Tires

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For tire chains:

Install them on the front tires only.

Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, we strongly recommend using the 
chains listed below:

Follow the chain manufacturer’s instruction when installing. Mount them as 
tightly as you can.

Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension.

Drive slowly.

Your vehicle’s tires are not suitable for mounting any traction device.

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1034

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Winter Tires

When tire chains are mounted, follow the chain 
manufacturer’s instructions regarding vehicle 
operational limits.

If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be 
aware that these tires are not designed for winter 
driving conditions. For more information, contact a 
dealer.

Models with 215/55R16 tires

Models with 215/50R17 tires

Models with 235/40R18 tires

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Battery

Checking the Battery

The condition of the battery is monitored by a 
sensor located on the negative terminal of the 
battery. If there is a problem with this sensor, 
the driver information interface will display a 
warning message. If this happens, have your 
vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Check the battery terminals for corrosion 
monthly.

If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead:

The audio system is disabled.

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Reactivating the audio system

 P. 233

The immobilizer system needs to be reset.

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Immobilizer System Indicator

 P. 101

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Battery

WARNING: 

 Battery post, terminals, 

and related accessories contain lead 
and lead compounds.

Wash your hands after handling.

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WARNING

The battery gives off explosive hydrogen 
gas during normal operation.

A spark or flame can cause the battery to 
explode with enough force to kill or 
seriously hurt you.

When conducting any battery 
maintenance, wear protective clothing and 
a face shield, or have a skilled technician do 
it.

Canadian models only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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