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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

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The LKAS may be automatically suspended when:

The system fails to detect lane lines.

The steering wheel is turned quickly.

You fail to steer the vehicle.

Driving through a sharp curve.

Driving at a speed in excess of approximately 94 mph (150 km/h).

The ABS or VSA

®

 system engages.

Once these conditions no longer exist, the LKAS automatically resumes.

The LKAS may be automatically canceled when:

In the following cases, traffic lane lines may disappear on the gauge, the beeper may 
sound, and the LKAS may be automatically canceled:

The camera temperature gets extremely high.

The camera behind the rearview mirror, or the area around the camera, including 
the windshield, gets dirty.

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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Driving

The system may not detect lane markings and therefore may not keep the vehicle in 
the middle of the lane under certain conditions, including the following:

Environmental conditions

There is little contrast between lane lines and the roadway surface.

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

Driving on a snowy or wet roadway.

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

Shadows of adjacent objects (trees, buildings, guard rails, vehicles, etc.) are 
parallel to white (or yellow) lines.

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

Driving at night or in a dark place such as a tunnel (due to low-light conditions, 
lane lines or the road surface may not be illuminated).

The distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you is too short, and 
lane lines and the road surface are not visible.

Strong light is reflected onto the roadway.

LKAS Conditions and Limitations

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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

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Roadway conditions

Driving on a road with temporary lane markings.

Faint, multiple, or varied lane markings are visible on the roadway due to road 
repairs or old lane markings.

The roadway has merging, split, or crossing lines, such as at an intersection or 
crosswalk.

The lane markings are extremely narrow, wide, or changing.

Part of the lane markings are hidden by an object, such as a vehicle.

The road is hilly or the vehicle is approaching the crest of a hill.

Your vehicle is strongly shaken on uneven road surfaces.

Faded lines

Tire tracks

Duplicate lines

Very wide or narrow traffic lane

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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Driving

When objects on the road (curb, guard rail, pylons, etc.) are recognized as white 
(or yellow) lines.

Driving on rough or unpaved roads, or over bumpy surfaces.

Driving on roads with double lane lines.

Driving on snowy or slippery roads.

The pavement is only partially visible due to snow or puddles on the road.

There is a film of water or puddles on the road surface.

White (or yellow) lines are not recognized correctly due to road conditions such as 
curves, twists, or hills.

Driving on unpaved or rutted roads.

Passing through an exit or an interchange.

Lane void of lines at exit or 
interchange

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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Driving

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.

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

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 a heavy load in the trunk or rear seats.

The suspension has been modified.

Tire chains

*

 are installed.

* Not available on all models

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Traffic Jam Assist

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Driving

Traffic Jam Assist

*

The Traffic Jam Assist system uses a camera mounted to the upper portion of the 
windshield to detect and monitor left and right white (or yellow) traffic lane lines. 
Based on inputs from the camera, the system can apply steering torque to keep your 
vehicle in the center of the detected lane.

How Traffic Jam Assist works

When you are in heavy traffic and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is active, the 
Traffic Jam Assist system, upon detecting the traffic lane lines, will apply steering 
torque to help keep your vehicle in the center of the lane.

When the driver takes full control of the steering, the steering assist function is 
temporarily canceled.
The torque applied to the steering may not be noticeable when the driver has full 
control of the steering, or when the surface of the road is rough or uneven.

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Traffic Jam Assist

*

Important Safety Reminders

Traffic Jam Assist is for your convenience only. It is 
not an autonomous driving system and always 
requires driver attention and control. The system 
does not work if you take your hands off the steering 
wheel or fail to steer the vehicle.

Traffic Jam Assist is convenient when it is used on 
expressways or freeways.

You can read about handling information for the 
camera equipped with this system.

2

Front Wide View Camera

 P. 603

The Traffic Jam Assist only alerts you when lane drift 
is detected without a turn signal in use. The Traffic 
Jam Assist may not detect all lane markings or lane 
departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, 
speed, and lane marker condition.
It is always your responsibility to safely operate the 
vehicle and avoid collisions.

Traffic Jam Assist may not work properly under 
certain conditions:

2

Traffic Jam Assist: Conditions and 
Limitations

 P. 593

Front Wide View Camera

When you use the turn signal to indicate a lane change, Traffic Jam Assist is 
temporarily deactivated. It is reactivated once the vehicle is traveling in the 
center of the lane and the system has detected the traffic lane lines.

Detects left and right white 
(or yellow) traffic lane lines

* Not available on all models

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*

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When the vehicle enters the warning area, Traffic Jam Assist alerts you with an 
audible alert as well as a warning display.

*1 : Models with A-type meter
*2 : Models with B-type meter

Lane Departure Warning Function

LKAS indicator (green)

Amber line

Warning Area

Warning Area

*1

*2

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Traffic Jam Assist is activated when all of the following conditions exist:

LKAS is activated.

The lane in which you are driving has detectable lane markers on both sides, and 
your vehicle is in the center of the lane.

The vehicle is traveling between about 0 and 45mph (0 and 72km/h).

You are driving on a straight or slightly curved road.

The driver is gripping the steering wheel.

The shift position is in 

(

D

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S

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 or 

(

L

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.

Do not use Traffic Jam Assist in any of the following situations:

You are traveling on a road with sharp curves.

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The system may not allow your vehicle to respond in a manner best suited for 
the road conditions.

You are entering a toll booth, interchange, service area, or parking area.

You are driving in adverse weather (rain, fog, snow, etc.).

The surface of the road is slippery; for example, it is icy or covered with snow.

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The tires may slip, causing you to lose control of the vehicle.

Traffic Jam Assist Activation

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Traffic Jam Assist Activation

Refer to the following page for proper handling of 
the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS):

2

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

 P. 576

Refer to the following page for steering buttons and 
displays:

2

Operation Switches for the Adaptive 
Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed 
Follow

*

/Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

*

/

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)/Traffic 
Jam Assist

*

 P. 503

2

Gauge Content

 P. 504

* Not available on all models

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Traffic Jam Assist

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Driving

Keep your vehicle near the center of the lane 
while driving.

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The LKAS indicator changes from white 
to green, and white lines change to 
green once the system starts operating 
after detecting the left and right lane 
markings.

How Traffic Jam Assist Works

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How Traffic Jam Assist Works

If your vehicle veers too far to the right or the left of 
the white (or yellow) traffic lane lines while Traffic 
Jam Assist is active, deactivate Traffic Jam Assist and 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

In some cases the system cannot properly detect the 
traffic lane lines and, as a result, will not provide 
steering assistance.

2

Traffic Jam Assist: Conditions and 
Limitations

 P. 593

If the driver takes their hands off the steering wheel 
or does not adequately maintain control of steering, 
the warning below will appear.

If the driver does not grip the steering wheel after the 
warning above has repeatedly appeared, a warning 
buzzer will sound and Traffic Jam Assist will be 
canceled.

Models with A-type meter

Green lines

LKAS indicator (green)

Models with B-type meter

LKAS indicator (green)

Green lines

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Press the LKAS button to cancel Traffic Jam Assist.

Traffic Jam Assist may be automatically suspended when:

The system is automatically temporarily canceled under the following circumstances.

The system fails to detect lane lines.

The steering wheel is turned sharply.

You fail to steer the vehicle.

You are driving through a sharp curve.

The brake pedal is depressed.

Once these conditions no longer exist, Traffic Jam Assist automatically resumes.

Traffic Jam Assist may be automatically canceled when:

The traffic lane lines will disappear from the screen, the beeper may sound, and 
Traffic Jam Assist will be canceled under the following circumstances:

The temperature of the camera is too high.

The camera behind the rearview mirror, or the area around the camera, including 
the windshield, is dirty.

*1 : Models with 7-in. Color Touchscreen
*2 : Models with 9-in. Color Touchscreen

Canceling Traffic Jam Assist

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Traffic Jam Assist may be automatically suspended when:

You are traveling over 45mph (72km/h).

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When the speed of the vehicle reaches 45mph 

(72km/h), Traffic Jam Assist is deactivated. Once 
the speed of the vehicle drops to under 40mph 
(64km/h), Traffic Jam Assist is reactivated.

You can change the setting for the Traffic Jam Assist.
Traffic Jam Assist suspended beep on and off when 
you select the 

Lane keeping assist suspend 

beep

*1

/

Lane Keeping Assist suspend Beep

*2

 on 

the audio/information screen.

2

Settings

*

 P. 136

2

Customized Features

 P. 380

* Not available on all models

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Traffic Jam Assist

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The system may not detect lane markings and therefore may not keep the vehicle in 
the middle of the lane under certain conditions, including the following:

Environmental conditions

There is little contrast between lane lines and the roadway surface.

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

Driving on a snowy or wet roadway.

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

Shadows of adjacent objects (trees, buildings, guard rails, vehicles, etc.) are 
parallel to white (or yellow) lines.

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

Driving at night or in a dark place such as a tunnel (due to low-light conditions, 
lane lines or the road surface may not be illuminated).

When the lane lines or road surface are not visible, such as when the distance to 
the vehicle in front of you is extremely short or when at an intersection.

Strong light is reflected onto the roadway.

Traffic Jam Assist: Conditions and Limitations

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Traffic Jam Assist

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Driving

Roadway conditions

Driving on a road with temporary lane markings.

Faint, multiple, or varied lane markings are visible on the roadway due to road 
repairs or old lane markings.

The roadway has merging, split, or crossing lines, such as at an intersection or 
crosswalk.

The lane markings are extremely narrow, wide, or changing.

Part of the lane markings are hidden by an object, such as a vehicle.

The road is hilly or the vehicle is approaching the crest of a hill.

Your vehicle is strongly shaken on uneven road surfaces.

Faded lines

Duplicate lines

Tire tracks

Very wide or narrow traffic lane

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Traffic Jam Assist

*

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When objects on the road (curb, guard rail, pylons, etc.) are recognized as white 
(or yellow) lines.

Driving on rough or unpaved roads, or over bumpy surfaces.

Driving on roads with double lane lines.

Driving on snowy or slippery roads.

The pavement is only partially visible due to snow or puddles on the road.

There is a film of water or puddles on the road surface.

White (or yellow) lines are not recognized correctly due to road conditions such as 
curves, twists, or hills.

Driving on unpaved or rutted roads.

Passing through an exit or an interchange.

Lane void of lines at exit or 
interchange

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Traffic Jam Assist

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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.

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

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 a heavy load in the trunk or rear seats.

The suspension has been modified.

Tire chains are installed.

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Traffic Sign Recognition System

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Traffic Sign Recognition System

Reminds you of road sign information, such as the current speed limit your vehicle 
has just passed through, showing it on the gauge.

When the camera located behind the rearview mirror captures traffic signs while 
driving, the system displays the ones that are recognized as designated for your 
vehicle. The sign icon will be displayed until the vehicle reaches a predetermined 
time and distance.
If the system does not detect any traffic signs while you are driving, the sign icon will 
not be displayed.

The sign icon also may switch to another one, or disappear when:

The end of speed limit or other designated limit is detected.

You make a turn with a turn signal at an intersection.

How the System Works

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Traffic Sign Recognition System

Not all signs may be displayed, but any signs posted 
on roadsides should not be ignored. The system does 
not work on the designated traffic signs of all the 
countries you travel, nor in all situations.
Do not rely too much on the system. Always drive at 
speeds appropriate for the road conditions.

Never apply a film or attach any objects to the 
windshield 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.

The traffic sign recognition system is not activated for 
about 15 seconds after the engine starts.

You can read about handling information for the 
camera equipped with this system.

2

Front Wide View Camera

 P. 603

You can turn the traffic sign recognition system on 
and off.

2

Settings

*

 P. 136

2

Customized Features

 P. 380

Models with A-type meter

Models with B-type meter

Speed Limit 
Sign

* Not available on all models

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Traffic Sign Recognition System

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.

If your vehicle exceeds the detected speed limit, an 
icon representing the speed limit sign for the current 
area will blink in the display.

2

Settings

*

 P. 136

2

Customized Features

 P. 380

The system’s ability to accurately notify the driver of 
the speed limit is dependent on certain conditions 
such as the units displayed on the traffic sign as well 
as the speed and direction of travel of the vehicle. In 
some cases, the system may display false warnings or 
other inaccurate information.

2

Traffic Sign Recognition System Conditions 
and Limitations

 P. 599

The unit for speed limits (mph or km/h) varies from 
country to country. Just after entering a country 
whose unit differs to the one of the country from 
which you came, Traffic Sign Recognition System 
may not work correctly.

2

Settings

*

 P. 136

2

Speed/Distance Units

 P. 135, 166

2

Customized Features

 P. 380

* Not available on all models

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The Traffic Sign Recognition system may incorrectly recognize, be slow to identify, 
or fail to recognize the 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

* Not available on all models

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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

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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

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Front Wide View Camera

The camera, used in systems such as Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

), Road Departure Mitigation system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 

Low Speed Follow

*

/Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

*

, Lane Keeping Assist System 

(LKAS), Traffic Jam Assist

*

, Traffic Sign Recognition system, and Auto High-Beam, 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

1

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

* Not available on all models

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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 
condition.

 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

*

Driving

Sonar Sensors

*

Location and range of sensors

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

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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

1

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.

2

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

®

 system until the vehicle 

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

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.

2

Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature

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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

.

1

Parking Brake

In the following situations, the parking brake 
automatically operates.

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.

When the vehicle stops more than 10 minutes 
while 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.

Models with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 
Low Speed Follow

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Accelerator Pedal

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Braking

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Brake System

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Driving

Depress the accelerator pedal while releasing the clutch 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 and 
release the clutch pedal. 

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

The parking brake automatically releases as 
you depress the accelerator pedal when:

You are wearing the driver’s seat belt.

The engine is running.

The transmission is not in 

(

N

.

Manual transmission models

Clutch Pedal

Accelerator Pedal

1

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 (amber)

VSA

®

 system indicator

ABS

 indicator

Supplemental restraint system indicator

The clutch pedal is fully depressed before gently 
depress the accelerator pedal and release the clutch 
pedal.

Manual transmission models

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Braking

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Brake System

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 three 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 two 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.

1

Activating and deactivating the automatic parking brake feature

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.

Continuously variable transmission models

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Braking

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Brake System

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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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2

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

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Foot Brake

1

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 
lower gear/speed position. With manual transmission 
use a lower gear for greater engine braking.

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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Brake System

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.

Turning on the system

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

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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

.

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

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

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.

3

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.

Continuously variable transmission models

Continuously variable transmission models

Comes 
On

Automatic Brake Hold Button

On

Brake Pedal

Comes 
On

Comes 
On

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Brake System

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Driving

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.

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

1

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.

2

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.

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

3

WARNING

When using the automatic brake hold, 
keep your foot on the brake pedal until the 
automatic brake hold indicator comes on.

If the vehicle unexpectedly moves, it may 
cause a crash resulting in serious injury or 
death.
Release your foot from the brake pedal 
after the automatic brake hold indicator 
comes on.

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Accelerator Pedal

Goes 
Off

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Braking

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Brake System

Driving

Keeps the brake applied after releasing the brake pedal until you shift into one of 
the gears other than 

(

N

 and:

Release the clutch pedal on a level road or when facing downhill.

Release the clutch pedal and depress the accelerator pedal when facing uphill.

You can use this system while the vehicle is temporarily stopped, like at traffic lights 
and in heavy traffic.

Turning on the system

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

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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.

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

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

1

Automatic Brake Hold

The system turns off if the engine stalls while 
automatic brake hold is active or the system is on.

Manual transmission models

1

Turning on the system

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

Manual transmission models

Comes 
On

Automatic Brake Hold Button

On

Brake Pedal

Comes 
On

Comes 
On

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Braking

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Brake System

Driving

Canceling the system

Shift into one of the gears other than 

(

N

 and:

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Release the clutch pedal on a level road 
or when facing downhill.

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Release the clutch pedal and depress the 
accelerator pedal when facing uphill.
The system is canceled and the vehicle 
starts to move.

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

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.

The engine stalls.

On

Accelerator Pedal

Goes 
Off

Clutch Pedal

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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