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Braking

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Brake System

Driving

Turning off the automatic brake hold system

Only the automatic brake hold system 
indicator comes on:

Press the automatic brake hold button.

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The automatic brake hold system 
indicator goes off.

When the automatic brake hold indicator 
comes on at the same time:

Press the automatic brake hold button with 
the brake pedal depressed.

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The automatic brake hold system 
indicator and the automatic brake hold 
indicator go off.

Automatic Brake 
Hold Button

Goes 
Off

Goes 
Off

616

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Braking

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Driving

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

1

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.

* Not available on all models

617

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Braking

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Brake Assist System

Driving

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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Driving

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.

3.

Move the shift lever to 

(

N

.

4.

Turn off the engine and move the shift lever to 

(

R

 or 

(

1

.

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

Always set the parking brake, in particular if you are parked on an incline.

1

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.

Continuously variable transmission models

1

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.

Continuously variable transmission models

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

619

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Parking Your Vehicle

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When Stopped

Driving

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When Stopped

In extremely cold temperatures, the parking brake 
may freeze up if applied. If such temperatures are 
expected, do not apply the parking brake but, if 
parking on a slope, either turn the front wheels so 
they will contact the curb if the vehicle rolls down the 
slope or block the wheels to keep the vehicle from 
moving. If you do not take either precaution, the 
vehicle may roll unexpectedly, leading to a crash.

620

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Parking Sensor System

*

Driving

Parking Sensor System

*

The corner and center sensors monitor obstacles around your vehicle, and the 
beeper, driver information interface and audio/information screen let you know the 
approximate distance between your vehicle and the obstacle.

The sensor location and range

1

Parking Sensor System

*

Even when the system is on, always confirm if there is 
no obstacle near your vehicle before parking.

The system may not work properly when:

The sensors are covered with snow, ice, mud, or dirt.

The vehicle has been out in hot or cold weather.

There is something nearby that emits ultrasonic 
waves or high frequency sounds.

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

The system may not detect these obstacles:

Thin or low objects.

Sonic-absorptive materials, such as snow, cotton, 
or sponge.

Objects directly under the bumper.

The system may falsely detect obstacles in the 
following situations:

The vehicle is on uneven surface, such as grass, 
bumps, or a hill.

When close to other vehicles with sonar sensors or 
other objects that emit ultrasonic waves.

There is splashing water near the sensors due to 
heavy rains, etc.

Do not put any accessories on or around the sensors.

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If you put any accessories (such as a bicycle rack) 

on or around the rear sensors, the system may 
activate if it detects these accessories as an 
obstacle. In this case, turn off the rear sensor.

2

Turning off All Rear Sensors

 P. 624

Front Corner Sensors

Rear Corner Sensors

Rear Center Sensors

Front Center Sensors

Within about 24 in (60 cm) or less

Front: Within about 39 in (100 cm) or less
Rear: Within about 43 in (110 cm) or less

* Not available on all models

Continued

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Parking Sensor System

*

Driving

Parking sensor system on and off

With the power mode in ON, press the 
parking sensor system button to turn on or off 
the system. The indicator in the button comes 
on when the system is on.

The front corner, rear corner and rear center 
sensors start to detect an obstacle when the 
transmission is in 

(

R

, and the vehicle speed is 

less than 5 mph (8 km/h).

The front corner and front center sensors start 
to detect an obstacle when the transmission is 
in any position other than 

(

P

 or 

(

R

, and the 

vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).

 You also need to release the parking brake.

1

Parking Sensor System

*

When you set the power mode to ON, the system will 
be in the previously selected condition.

Parking Sensor System Button

Manual transmission models

* Not available on all models

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Parking Sensor System

*

Driving

Screen Operation

You can switch between split view off and 
split view on by touching the split screen tab.

Split Screen 
Tab

Split View Off

Split View On

623

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Parking Sensor System

*

Continued

Driving

When the distance between your vehicle and detected obstacles becomes shorter

*1:On the driver information interface
*2:On the audio/information screen
*3:At this stage, only the center sensors detect obstacles.

Interval 

between 

beeps

Distance between the Bumper and Obstacle

Indicator

Driver information 

interface

Audio/Information Screen

Corner Sensors

Center Sensors

Moderate

Front: About 39-24 in 

(100-60 cm)

Rear: About 43-24 in 

(110-60 cm) 

Comes on

*1

/Blinks

*2

 

in Yellow

*3

Short

About 24-18 in 

(60-45 cm) 

About 24-18 in 

(60-45 cm) 

Comes on

*1

/

Blinks

*2

 in Amber

Very short

About 18-14 in 

(45-35 cm) 

About 18-14 in 

(45-35 cm) 

Continuous

About 14 in 

(35 cm) or less

About 14 in 

(35 cm) or less

Comes on

*1

/

Blinks

*2

 in Red

Indicators light up 
where the sensor 
detects an obstacle.

Indicators light up where the 
sensor detects an obstacle.

Indicators light up where the 
sensor detects an obstacle.

Indicators light up where the 
sensor detects an obstacle.

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Parking Sensor System

*

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Driving

To deactivate the rear sensors, please take the following steps:

1.

Make sure that the parking sensor system is not activated.

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The indicator in the button turns off.

2.

Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF.

3.

Press and hold the parking sensor system button, and set the power mode to ON.

4.

Keep pressing the button for 10 seconds. Release the button when the indicator 
in the button flashes.

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The beeper sounds once.

5.

While the indicator is flashing, press the button again. The indicator in the button 
turns off.

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The beeper sounds twice. The rear sensors are now turned off. They will remain 
turned off until manually turned back on again. To turn the rear sensors on 
again, follow the above procedure. The beeper sounds three times when the 
rear sensors come back on.

Turning off All Rear Sensors

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Turning off All Rear Sensors

When you put the transmission into 

(

R

, the indicator 

in the parking sensor system button blinks as a 
reminder that the rear sensors have been turned off.

If the rear sensors are turned off when using the 
parking sensor system, the Low Speed Braking 
Control System will not activate while reversing.

2

Low Speed Braking Control

*

 P. 517, 523

* Not available on all models

625

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Cross Traffic Monitor

*

Continued

Driving

Cross Traffic Monitor

*

Monitors the rear corner areas using the radar sensors when reversing, and alerts 
you if a vehicle approaching from a rear corner is detected.

The system is convenient when you are backing out of a parking space.

1

Cross Traffic Monitor

*

The parking sensor system’s alerting buzzer overrides 
the Cross Traffic Monitor buzzer when the sensors 
are detecting obstacles at the closest range.

3

CAUTION

Cross Traffic Monitor cannot detect all 
approaching vehicles and may not detect 
an approaching vehicle at all.

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to 
back up the vehicle before doing so may 
result in a collision.

Do not solely rely on the system when 
reversing; always also use your mirrors, and 
look behind and to the sides of your vehicle 
before reversing.

Models with parking sensor system

* Not available on all models

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Cross Traffic Monitor

*

626

Driving

The system activates when:

The power mode is in ON.

The Cross Traffic Monitor is turned on.

2

Cross Traffic Monitor On and Off

 P. 628

The transmission is in 

(

R

.

Your vehicle is moving at 3 mph (5 km/h) or 
lower.

When a vehicle is detected approaching from a rear corner, Cross Traffic Monitor 
alerts you with a buzzer and a displayed warning.

The system will not detect a vehicle that approaches from directly behind your 
vehicle, nor will it provide alerts about a detected vehicle when it moves directly 
behind your vehicle.

The system does not provide alerts for a vehicle that is moving away from your 
vehicle, and it may alert for pedestrians, bicycles, or stationary objects.

How the System Works

1

Cross Traffic Monitor

*

Cross Traffic Monitor may not detect or may delay 
alerting an approaching vehicle, or may alert without 
an approaching vehicle under the following 
conditions:

An obstacle, such as another vehicle and a wall, 
near your vehicle’s rear bumper, is blocking the 
radar sensor’s scope.

Your vehicle is moving at the speed of about 3 mph 
(5 km/h) or higher.

A vehicle is approaching at the speed other than 
between about 6 mph (10 km/h) and 16 mph (25 
km/h).

The system picks up external interference such as 
other radar sensors from another vehicle or strong 
radio wave transmitted from a facility nearby.

Either corner of the rear bumper is covered with 
snow, ice, mud or dirt.

When there is bad weather.

Your vehicle is on an incline.

Your vehicle is tilted due to a heavy load in the rear.

Your vehicle is reversing towards a wall, a pole, a 
vehicle, and so on.

The rear bumper or the sensors have been improperly 
repaired or the rear bumper has been deformed. 
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

For proper operation, always keep the rear bumper 
corner area clean.
Do not cover the rear bumper corner area with labels 
or stickers of any kind.

Radar sensors:
Underneath the rear bumper 
corners

* Not available on all models

Continued

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Cross Traffic Monitor

*

Driving

An arrow icon appears on the side a vehicle is approaching on the audio/information 
screen.

When the System Detects a Vehicle

1

When the System Detects a Vehicle

If the 

 on the lower right changes to 

 in amber 

when the transmission is in 

(

R

, mud, snow or ice, 

etc. may have accumulated in the vicinity of the 
sensor. The system is temporarily canceled. Check the 
bumper corners for any obstructions, and thoroughly 
clean the area if necessary.

If the 

 comes on when the transmission is in 

(

R

there may be a problem with the Cross Traffic 
Monitor system. Do not use the system and have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

If the display remains the same with the transmission 
in 

(

R

, there may be a problem with the rear camera 

system and the Cross Traffic Monitor system.
Do not use the system and have your vehicle checked 
by a dealer.

Wide View

Normal View

Arrow Icon

Top Down View

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Parking Your Vehicle

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Cross Traffic Monitor

*

Driving

The system can be turned on and off on the 
audio/information screen by pressing the 
Cross Traffic Monitor icon.

You can also switch the system on and off 
from the customized feature on the audio/
information screen.

2

Customized Features

 P. 380

Cross Traffic Monitor On and Off

Cross Traffic Monitor 
icon

629

Continued

Driving

Multi-View Rear Camera

About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view.
The display automatically changes to the rear view when the transmission is put into 

(

R

.

Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area

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About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

The rear camera view is restricted. You cannot see 
the corner ends of the bumper or what is underneath 
the bumper. Its unique lens also makes objects 
appear closer or farther than they actually are.

Visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing 
up. Certain conditions (such as weather, lighting, and 
high temperatures) may also restrict the rear view. Do 
not rely on the rearview display which does not give 
you all information about conditions at the back of 
your vehicle.

If the camera lens is covered with dirt or moisture, 
use a soft, moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free 
of debris.

You can change the 

Fixed Guideline

 and 

Dynamic 

Guideline

 settings.

2

Customized Features

 P. 375, 380

Fixed Guideline
ON: 

Guidelines appear when you put the 

transmission into 

(

R

.

OFF: 

Guidelines do not appear.

Dynamic Guideline
ON: 

Guidelines move according to the steering 

wheel direction.

OFF: 

Guidelines do not move.

Approx. 39 inches (1 m)

Approx. 20 inches (50 cm)

Camera

630

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Multi-View Rear Camera

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About Your Multi-View Rear Camera

Driving

You can view three different camera modes on the rearview display.
Touch the appropriate icon to switch the mode.

If you were last using Wide view mode or Normal view mode, the same view 
mode will be activated the next time you put the transmission into 

(

R

.

If you were using Top down view mode before you turned off the engine, Wide 
view mode will be activated the next time you set the power mode to ON and put 
the transmission into 

(

R

.

If you were using Top down view mode and 10 seconds elapsed after you took 
the transmission out of 

(

R

, Wide view mode will be activated the next time you 

put the transmission into 

(

R

.

If you were using Top down view mode and put the transmission back into 

(

R

 

within 10 seconds after you took it out of 

(

R

, Top down view mode will be 

activated.

Bumper

Wide View Mode

Normal View Mode

Top Down View Mode

Bumper

Bumper

631

Driving

Refueling

Fuel Information

Fuel recommendation

Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause a persistent, heavy metallic knocking noise 
that can lead to engine damage.

Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the 
engine and will result in decreased engine performance.
Use of a gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage.

Top tier detergent gasoline

Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Honda 
endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” where available to help 
maintain the performance and reliability of your vehicle. TOP TIER Detergent 
Gasoline meets a new gasoline standard jointly established by leading automotive 
manufacturers to meet the needs of today’s advanced engines.

Qualifying gasoline retailers will, in most cases, identify their gasoline as having met 
“TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” standards at the retail location. This fuel is 
guaranteed to contain the proper level of detergent additives and be free of metallic 
additives. The proper level of detergent additives, and absence of harmful metallic 
additives in gasoline, help avoid buildup of deposits in your engine and emission 
control system. 

For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on 
gasoline that does not contain MMT, visi

www.hondacars.com.

 In Canada, visit 

www.honda.ca

 for additional information on gasoline. For more information on top 

tier gasoline, visit 

www.toptiergas.com

.

Fuel tank capacity: 12.39 US gal (46.9 L)

Unleaded gasoline, pump octane number 87 or higher

Unleaded premium gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher

1

Fuel Information

NOTICE

We recommend quality gasoline containing 
detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and 
engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain 
good performance, fuel economy, and emissions 
control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline 
that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based 
fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is 
available.

Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely 
affect performance, and cause the malfunction 
indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on. 
If this happens, contact a dealer for service.
Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such 
as ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on 
oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol 
by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol. 
If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try 
another service station or switch to another brand of 
gasoline.

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

632

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Refueling

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How to Refuel

Driving

How to Refuel

Your fuel tank is not equipped with a fuel filler cap. You can insert the filler nozzle 
directly into the filler neck. The tank seals itself again when you pull out the filler 
nozzle.

1.

Stop your vehicle with the service station 
pump on the left side of the vehicle in the 
rear.

2.

Turn off the engine.

3.

Unlock the driver’s door.

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The fuel fill door on the outer side of the 
vehicle will unlock.

4.

Press and release the area indicated by the 
arrow to release the fuel fill door. You will 
hear a click and the lid will open slightly.

5.

Manually pull the fuel fill door to a fully 
open position.

1

How to Refuel

The fuel filler opening is designed to accept only 
service station filler nozzles for refueling. Use of 
smaller diameter tubes (e.g., those used to siphon 
fuel for other uses) or other non-service station 
devices can damage the area in and around the filler 
opening.

Use the lock tab or the master door lock switch to 
unlock the fuel fill door.
The vehicle doors and fuel fill door automatically 
relock if the remote unlock function is used. This can 
be deactivated by briefly opening then closing the 
driver’s door.

Using the Walk away auto lock

®

 feature will also lock 

the fuel fill door. Always make sure both the driver’s 
door and fuel fill door are unlocked before 
attempting to open the fuel fill door.

2

Locking the doors and trunk (Walk away 
auto lock

®

)

 P. 177

3

WARNING

Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. 
You can be burned or seriously injured 
when handling fuel.

Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, 
and flames away.

Handle fuel only outdoors.

Wipe up spills immediately.

Press

Fuel Fill Door

633

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Refueling

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How to Refuel

Driving

6.

Place the end of the filler nozzle on the 
lower part of filler opening, then insert it 
slowly and fully.

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Make sure that the end of the filler 
nozzle goes down along with the filler 
pipe.

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Keep the filler nozzle level.

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When the tank is full, the filler nozzle will 
click off automatically.

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If you do not fill up the tank to full, 
always add a minimum of 1.3 US gal (5 L) 
of fuel.

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After filling, wait about five seconds 
before removing the filler nozzle.

7.

Shut the fuel fill door by hand.

1

How to Refuel

If the filler nozzle keeps turning off when the tank is 
not full, there may be a problem with the pump’s fuel 
vapor recovery system. Try filling at another pump. If 
this does not fix the problem, consult a dealer.

The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in 
the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result 
of changes in air temperature.

Do not continue to add fuel after the filler nozzle has 
automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed 
the full tank capacity and cause fuel to spill.

If you repeatedly fill the tank with less than the 
specified minimum amount of fuel, the malfunction 
indicator lamp may come on. If this happens, have 
your vehicle checked by a dealer.

If you have to refuel your vehicle from a portable 
container, use the funnel provided with your vehicle.

2

Refueling From a Portable Fuel Container

 

P. 743

634

Driving

Fuel Economy and CO

2

 Emissions

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 

Emissions

Achieving fuel economy and reducing CO

2

 emissions is dependent on several 

factors, including driving conditions, load weight, idling time, driving habits, and 
vehicle condition. Depending on these and other factors, you may not achieve the 
rated fuel economy of this vehicle.

You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle. 
Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the 
driver information interface.

Use engine oil with the viscosity recommended.

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Maintain the specified tire pressure.

Do not load the vehicle with excess cargo.

Keep your vehicle clean. A buildup of snow or mud on your vehicle's underside 
adds weight and increases wind resistance.

Maintenance and Fuel Economy

1

Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing CO

2

 Emissions

Direct calculation is the recommended method to 
determine actual fuel consumed while driving.

In Canada, posted fuel economy numbers are 
established following a simulated test. For more 
information on how this test is performed, please visit 

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca

 and search for “fuel 

consumption testing” in the search field at the top of 
the page.

Miles driven

Gallons of 

fuel

Miles per 

Gallon

100

Liters of 

fuel

Kilometers 

driven

L per 100 km

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Handling Precautions

The turbocharger is a high-precision device to obtain greater horsepower by 
delivering a large volume of compressed air into the engine using a turbine driven by 
the engine’s exhaust gas pressure.

When the engine is cold just after starting, avoid revving the engine or sudden 
acceleration.

Always replace the engine oil and engine oil filter according to the Maintenance 
Minder

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. The turbine rotates at very high speeds over 100,000 rpm and its 

temperature reaches over 1,292°F (700°C). It is lubricated and cooled by engine 
oil. If you fail to replace the engine oil and filter at the scheduled distance or 
interval, deteriorated engine oil may cause failure such as sticking and abnormal 
noise of the turbine bearing.

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The scheduled maintenance intervals for replacing 
the filter is indicated on the driver information 
interface. Follow the information on replacement 
timing.

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The 

Engine temperature too hot. Do not drive. 

Allow engine to cool.

 or 

Engine temperature 

near limit. Avoid heavy acceleration and high 
speed.

 message may appear on the driver 

information interface when you restart the engine 
after driving under high load conditions such as at 
high speed or in hilly terrain.
This is normal. The message goes off after you idle or 
drive the vehicle for about one minute.

The temperature gauge pointer is at the 

 mark 

when you restart the engine after driving under high 
load conditions such as at high speed or in hilly 
terrain. This is normal. The gauge goes down after 
you idle or drive the vehicle for about one minute.

Models with B-type meter

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Maintenance

This chapter discusses basic maintenance.

Before Performing Maintenance

Inspection and Maintenance ............ 638
Safety When Performing Maintenance .... 639
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance 

Service ........................................... 640

Maintenance Minder

TM

..................... 641

Maintenance Under the Hood

Maintenance Items Under the Hood .... 651
Opening the Hood ........................... 653
Recommended Engine Oil ................ 654
Oil Check ......................................... 655
Adding Engine Oil ............................ 657
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter..... 658

Engine Coolant ................................ 661
Transmission Fluid............................ 663
Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid .......................... 664

Refilling Window Washer Fluid......... 665

Replacing Light Bulbs

....................... 666

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

.... 671

Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires ................................. 673
Tire and Loading Information Label ... 674
Tire Labeling .................................... 674
DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)....676
Wear Indicators................................ 678
Tire Service Life ................................ 678

Tire and Wheel Replacement ........... 679
Tire Rotation.................................... 680
Winter Tires ..................................... 681

Battery

............................................... 683

Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Remote Battery .......... 685

Climate Control System Maintenance

....686

Cleaning

Interior Care .................................... 687
Exterior Care.................................... 689

Accessories and Modifications

Accessories ...................................... 692
Modifications................................... 693

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Inspection and Maintenance

For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle 
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient 
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. 
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in 
effect.)

Routine inspections

Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when 
refueling.

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Periodic inspections

Check the brake/clutch

*

 fluid level monthly.

2

Brake/Clutch

*

 Fluid

 P. 664

Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.

2

Checking and Maintaining Tires

 P. 673

Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.

2

Replacing Light Bulbs

 P. 666

Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.

2

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

 P. 671

Types of Inspection and Maintenance

1

Inspection and Maintenance

Maintenance, replacement, or repair of 
emissions control devices and systems may be 
done by any automotive repair establishment or 
individuals using parts that are “certified” to 
EPA standards.

According to state and federal regulations, failure to 
perform maintenance on the maintenance main 
items marked with # will not void your emissions 
warranties. However, all maintenance services should 
be performed in accordance with the intervals 
indicated by the driver information interface.

2

Maintenance Service Items

 P. 646

If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks 
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a 
subscription to the Service Express website at 

www.techinfo.honda.com

.

2

Authorized Manuals

 P. 759

If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make 
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.
After performing maintenance, update the records in 
the separate maintenance booklet.

U.S. models

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Safety When Performing Maintenance

Some of the most important safety precautions are given here. However, we cannot 
warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. 
Only you can decide whether you should perform a given task.

To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames 
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.

Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.

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Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them, causing a fire.

To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not 
gasoline.

Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or 
compressed air.

Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.

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Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.

The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.

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Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and 
the engine is off.

Be aware that hot parts can burn you.

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Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before 
touching vehicle parts.

Be aware that moving parts can injure you.

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Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away 
from moving parts.

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Do not open the hood while the Auto Idle Stop function is activated.

Maintenance Safety

Vehicle Safety

1

Safety When Performing Maintenance

3

WARNING

Improperly maintaining this vehicle or 
failing to correct a problem before driving 
can cause a crash in which you can be 
seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the inspection and 
maintenance recommendations according 
to the schedules in this owner’s manual.

3

WARNING

Failure to properly follow maintenance 
instructions and precautions can cause you 
to be seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the procedures and 
precautions in this owner’s manual.

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Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service

The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and 
servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the 
same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.

1

Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service

NOTICE

Do not press the engine cover forcibly. This may 
damage the engine cover and component parts.

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If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages 
appear on the driver information interface every time you set the power mode to 
ON. The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your 
vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.

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Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the 
engine oil, appear on the driver information interface.
You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time.

1.

Set the power mode to ON.

2.

Press the 

 (home) button.

3.

Roll the left selector wheel until 

 is displayed.

4.

Press the left selector wheel to go to the Maintenance Minder screen. The engine 
oil life appears on the driver information interface along with maintenance items 
due soon.

Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

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Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information

Based on the engine operating conditions, the 
remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed 
as a percentage.

There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you 
can view on the driver information interface.

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Displayed Engine Oil 

Life (%)

Calculated Engine Oil 

Life (%)

100

100 to 91

90

90 to 81

80

80 to 71

70

70 to 61

60

60 to 51

50

50 to 41

40

40 to 31

30

30 to 21

20

20 to 16

15

15 to 11

10

10 to 6

5

5 to 1

0

0

Models with A-type meter

 (home) Button

Engine Oil Life

Main Item

Sub Item

Left Selector Wheel

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Set the power mode to ON.

2.

Roll the right selector wheel until the Maintenance Minder screen is displayed.
The engine oil life appears on the driver information interface along with 
maintenance items due soon.

Models with B-type meter

Engine Oil Life

Main Item

Sub Item

Right Selector Wheel

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Maintenance Minder Messages on the Driver Information 

Interface

Maintenance Message

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

-

When you select the 
Maintenance Minder screen, 
it displays codes for 
maintenance items due at 
the next engine oil change, 
along with the percentage of 
engine oil life remaining.

-

Maintenance Due Soon

15 %

The remaining engine oil life 
is 15 to 6 percent.

Press the 

 (home) button 

to switch to another display.

Roll the right selector wheel 
to switch to another display.

The engine oil is approaching 
the end of its service life, and 
the maintenance items should 
be inspected and serviced 
soon.

*1

*2

*1

*2

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The system message indicator (

) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder 

message.

Maintenance Message

Oil Life Display

Explanation

Information

Maintenance Due Now

5 %

The remaining engine oil life 
is 5 to 1 percent.

Press the 

 (home) button 

to switch to another display.

Roll the right selector wheel 
to switch to another display.

The engine oil has almost 
reached the end of its service 
life, and the maintenance items 
should be inspected and 
serviced as soon as possible.

Maintenance Past Due

Negative Distance

The engine oil life has passed 
its service life, and a negative 
distance appears after driving 
over 10 miles (U.S. models) or 
10 km (Canadian models). 
The negative distance on the 
display blinks.

Press the 

 (home) button 

to switch to another display.

Roll the right selector wheel 
to switch to another display.

The engine oil life has passed.
The maintenance items must 
be inspected and serviced 
immediately.

*1

*2

Models with A-type meter

Models with B-type meter

*1

*2

Models with A-type meter

Models with B-type meter

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*2 : Models with B-type meter

Maintenance Service Items

Maintenance Minder Message

System Message 
Indicator

Sub Items

Main Item

*1

*2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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