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Checking and Maintaining Tires

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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

TM

 (VSA

®

) 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

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

 P. 492

Front

Direction Mark

U.S. models

Front

Front

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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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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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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:

*1:Tire chains to be used only on optional 235/40R18 91W tires.

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.

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032

Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1034

Not recommended to use any type of chain or cable

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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 93H tires

Models with 215/50R17 91H tires

Models with 235/40R18 91W tires

Models with 235/40R18 95Y 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. 251

The immobilizer system needs to be reset.

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Immobilizer System Indicator

 P. 104

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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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Charging the Battery

Disconnect both battery cables to prevent damaging your vehicle’s electrical system. 
Always disconnect the negative (–) cable first, and reconnect it last.

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Battery

When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals 
by applying a baking powder and water solution. 
Clean the terminals with a damp towel. Cloth/towel 
dry the battery. Coat the terminals with grease to 
help prevent future corrosion.

When replacing the battery, the replacement must be 
of the same specifications.
Consult a dealer for more information.

The battery installed in this vehicle is specifically 
designed for a model with Auto Idle Stop.
Using a battery other than this specified type may 
shorten the battery life, and prevent Auto Idle Stop 
from activating. If you need to replace the battery, 
make sure to select the specified type and size. Ask a 
dealer for more details.

The Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

) system, Vehicle 

Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

OFF

*

, Adaptive Cruise 

Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow

*

, safety 

support and low tire pressure/ TPMS

*

 indicators may 

come on in amber along with a message in the gauge 
when you set the power mode to ON after 
reconnecting the battery.
Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h).
Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Remote Battery

If the indicator does not come on when the button is pressed, replace the battery.

1.

Remove the built-in key.

2.

Remove the upper half of the cover by 
carefully prying on the slot with key grip.

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Wrap a key grip with a cloth to prevent 
scratching the keyless remote.

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Remove carefully to avoid losing the 
buttons.

3.

Remove the battery by prying on the edge 
with flat-tip screwdriver. Make sure to 
replace the battery with the correct polarity.

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Wrap a flat-tip screwdriver with a cloth 
to prevent scratching the keyless remote.

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Replacing the Remote Battery

NOTICE

An improperly disposed of battery can damage the 
environment. Always confirm local regulations for 
battery disposal.

Replacement batteries are commercially available or 
at a dealer.

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WARNING

CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD

The battery that powers the remote 
transmitter can cause severe internal burns 
and can even lead to death if swallowed.
Keep new and used batteries away from 
children.
If you suspect that a child has swallowed 
the battery, seek medical attention 
immediately.

Battery type: CR2032

Battery

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Climate Control System Maintenance

Air Conditioning

To ensure proper and safe operation, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE 
J2845) recommends that the refrigerant system only be serviced by trained and 
certified technicians.

Never repair or replace the air conditioning evaporator (cooling coil) with one 
removed from a used or salvaged vehicle.

New replacement mobile air conditioning evaporators must be certified (and 
labeled) as meeting SAE Standard J2842.

Dust and Pollen Filter

The climate control system is equipped with a dust and pollen filter that collects 
pollen, dust, and other debris in the air. The Maintenance Minder

TM

 messages will let 

you know when to replace the filter.

We recommend that you replace the dust and pollen filter sooner when using your 
vehicle in areas with high concentrations of dust.

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NOTICE

Vented refrigerant is harmful to the environment.
To avoid refrigerant from venting, never replace the 
evaporator with one removed from a used or 
salvaged vehicle.

Refrigerant in your vehicle’s air conditioning system is 
flammable and can be ignited during servicing if 
proper procedures are not followed.

The air conditioner label is found under the hood:

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Safety Labels

 P. 87

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Specifications

 P. 746, 748

Canadian models

: Caution

: Flammable Refrigerant

Requires Registered 
Technician to Service

Air Conditioning 
System

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Dust and Pollen Filter

If the airflow from the climate control system 
deteriorates noticeably, and the windows fog up 
easily, the filter may need to be replaced. Please 
contact a dealer for replacement.

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Cleaning

Interior Care

Use a damp cloth with a mixture of mild detergent and warm water to remove dirt. 
Use a clean cloth to remove detergent residue.

Use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean the seat belts. 
Let the belts air dry. Wipe the openings of the seat belt anchors using a clean cloth.

Wipe using a glass cleaner.

Cleaning Seat Belts

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Interior Care

Do not spill liquids inside the vehicle. Electrical 
devices and systems may malfunction if liquids are 
splashed on them.

Do not use silicone based sprays on electrical devices 
such as audio devices and switches. Doing so may 
cause the items to malfunction or cause a fire inside 
the vehicle.
If a silicone based spray is inadvertently used on 
electrical devices, consult a dealer.

Depending on their composition, chemicals and 
liquid aromatics may cause discoloration, wrinkles, 
and cracking to resin-based parts and textiles.
Do not use alkali solvents or organic solvents such as 
benzene or gasoline.

After using chemicals, make sure to gently wipe them 
away using a dry cloth.
Do not place used cloths on top of resin based parts 
or textiles for long periods of time without washing.

Opening

Cleaning the Window

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Wires are mounted to the inside of the rear window. 
Wipe along the same direction as the wires with a 
soft cloth so as not to damage them.

Be careful not to spill fluids, such as water or glass 
cleaner, on or around the cover of both the front 
wide view camera and the rainfall/light sensor

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The driver’s floor mat hooks over floor 
anchors, which keep the mat from sliding 
forward. To remove a mat for cleaning, turn 
the anchor knobs to the unlock position. 
When reinstalling the mat after cleaning, turn 
the knobs to the lock position.

Do not put additional floor mats on top of 
the anchored mat.

To properly clean leather:

1.

Use a vacuum or soft dry cloth first to remove any dirt or dust.

2.

Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a solution comprised of 90% 
water and 10% neutral soap.

3.

Wipe away any soap residue with a clean damp cloth.

4.

Wipe away residual water and allow leather to air dry in the shade.

Floor Mats

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Floor Mats

If you use any floor mats that were not originally 
provided with your vehicle, make sure they are 
designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and 
are securely anchored by the floor anchors.
Position the rear seat floor mats properly. If not 
properly positioned, the floor mats can interfere with 
the front seat functions.

Lock

Unlock

Maintaining Genuine Leather

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Maintaining Genuine Leather

*

It is important to clean or wipe away dirt or dust as 
soon as possible. Spills can soak into leather resulting 
in stains. Dirt or dust can cause abrasions in the 
leather. In addition, please note that some dark 
colored clothing can rub onto the leather seats 
resulting in discoloration or stains.

* Not available on all models

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Exterior Care

Dust off the vehicle body after you drive. Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches 
on painted surfaces. A scratch on a painted surface can result in body rust. If you 
find a scratch, promptly repair it.

Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following 
conditions:

If driving on roads with road salt.

If driving in coastal areas.

If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.

Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated car wash.

Fold in the door mirrors.

For models equipped with automatic intermittent wipers, turn the wipers off.

Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body.

Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to 
enter the vehicle interior.

Do not spray high pressure water directly into the engine compartment. Instead, 
use low pressure water and a mild detergent.

Washing the Vehicle

Using an Automated Car Wash

Using High Pressure Cleaners

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Washing the Vehicle

Do not spray water into the air intake vents. It can 
cause a malfunction.

Do not spray water onto the fuel fill door directly. A 
high-pressure spray may cause it to open.

Do not spray water onto the capless unit when the 
fuel fill door is open. It can cause damage to the fuel 
system or engine.

If you need to lift the wiper arms away from the 
windshield, first set the wiper arms to the 
maintenance position.

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Changing the Wiper Blade

 P. 671

Air Intake Vents

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A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the 
elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the 
elements, so reapply as necessary.

If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they 
may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and 
clean water.

Wipe using a glass cleaner.

Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road 
contaminants. When necessary, as early as possible use a sponge and mild detergent 
to wipe away these contaminants. Do not use a stiff brush or harsh chemicals 
(including some commercial wheel cleaners). These can damage the protective finish 
on aluminum alloy wheels, resulting in corrosion. Depending on the type of finish, 
the wheels also may lose their luster or appear burnished. To avoid water stains, 
wipe the wheels dry with a cloth while they are still wet.

Applying Wax

Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Cleaning the Window

Maintaining Aluminum Wheels

*

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Applying Wax

NOTICE

Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage 
the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe 
away spills immediately.

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Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when 
you want to repair the painted surface of the parts 
made of resin.

* Not available on all models

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The inside lenses of exterior lights (headlights, brake lights, etc.) may fog temporarily 
if you have driven in the rain, or after the vehicle has been run through a car wash.
Dew condensation also may build up inside the lenses when there is a significant 
enough difference between the ambient and inside lens temperatures (similar to 
vehicle windows fogging up in rainy conditions). These conditions are natural 
processes, not structural design problems in the exterior lights.
Lens design characteristics may result in moisture developing on the light lens frame 
surfaces. This also is not a malfunction.
However, if you see large amounts of water accumulation, or large water drops 
building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Fogged Exterior Light Lenses

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Accessories and Modifications

Accessories

When installing accessories, check the following:

Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and 
delay your reaction to driving conditions.

Do not install any accessories over areas marked 

SRS AIRBAG

, on the sides or 

backs of the front seats, on the sides of the rear seats, on front or side pillars, or 
near the side windows.
Accessories installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the 
vehicle’s airbags or may be propelled into you or another occupant if the airbags 
deploy.

Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits or interfere with 
proper operation of your vehicle.

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Fuses

 P. 734

Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for 
assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation.

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Accessories and Modifications

Honda Genuine accessories are recommended to 
ensure proper operation on your vehicle.

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WARNING

Improper accessories or modifications can 
affect your vehicle's handling, stability, and 
performance, and cause a crash in which 
you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner's 
manual regarding accessories and 
modifications.

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Modifications

Do not modify your vehicle in a manner that may affect its handling, stability, or 
reliability, or install non-genuine Honda parts or accessories that may have a similar 
effect.

Even minor modifications to vehicle systems can affect overall vehicle performance.
Always make sure all equipment is properly installed and maintained, and do not 
make any modification to your vehicle or its systems that might cause your vehicle 
to no longer meet federal, state, province, territory, and local regulations.

The on-board diagnostic port (OBD-II/SAE J1962 connector) installed on this vehicle 
is intended to be used with automobile system diagnostic devices or with other 
devices that Honda has approved. Use of any other type of device may adversely 
affect the vehicle’s electronic systems or allow them to be compromised, possibly 
resulting in a system malfunction, drained battery, or other unexpected problems.

Do not modify or attempt to repair any of the electrical components.

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Handling the Unexpected

This chapter explains how to handle unexpected troubles.

Tools

Types of Tools .................................. 696

If a Tire Goes Flat

Changing a Flat Tire

*

....................... 697

Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire

*

..... 704

Handling of the Jack

............................ 716

Engine Does Not Start

Checking the Engine ........................ 717

If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak ....719

Emergency Engine Start ................... 720
Emergency Engine Stop ................... 721

If the Battery Is Dead

Jump Starting Procedure .................. 722

Continuously variable transmission models

Shift Lever Does Not Move

.............. 725

Overheating

How to Handle Overheating............. 726

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

If the Engine oil pressure low Warning 

Appears ..................................... 728

If the Charging System Indicator Comes On .....729

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes 

On or Blinks ................................... 729

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes 

On or Blinks ................................... 730

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 

or Blinks at the Same Time When the Brake 
System Indicator (Amber) Comes On .....731

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System 

Indicator Comes On ....................... 732

If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator 

Comes On or Blinks ....................... 733

Fuses

Fuse Locations ................................. 734
Inspecting and Changing Fuses........ 738

Emergency Towing

........................... 740

If You Cannot Unlock the Fuel Fill Door

.... 741

If You Cannot Open the Trunk

............742

Refueling

........................................... 743

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Types of Tools

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The tools are stored in the trunk.

Models with a compact spare tire

Wheel Nut Wrench/

Jack Handle

Jack

Jack Handle Bar

Tool Case

Funnel

Models with tire repair kit

Tool Case

Funnel

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If a Tire Goes Flat

Changing a Flat Tire

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If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually 
to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact 
spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size tire repaired or 
replaced.

1.

Park the vehicle on a firm, level, non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake.

2.

Put the transmission into 

(

P

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2.

Put the transmission into 

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R

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3.

Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF.

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Changing a Flat Tire

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Follow compact spare precautions:
Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact 
spare. It should be set to the specified pressure. 
Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm

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When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the 
vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with 
a full-size tire as soon as possible.

The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are 
specifically for this model. Do not use them with 
another vehicle. Do not use another type of compact 
spare tire or wheel with your vehicle.

Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire. 
If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of 
the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact 
spare tire. Remove the flat front tire and replace it 
with the full-size tire that was removed from the rear. 
Mount the tire chains on the front tire.

NOTICE

Do not use the jack if it doesn’t work properly. Call 
your dealer or a professional towing service.

Continuously variable transmission models

Manual transmission models

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Pull the strap on the floor lid and open the 
lid.

2.

Take the tool case out of the trunk.

3.

Take the jack, wheel nut wrench, and jack 
handle bar out of the tool case.

4.

Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the 
spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tire.

5.

Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear 
of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.

Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire

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Changing a Flat Tire

*

Do not mount the compact spare on the front. If 
mounted on the front, the compact spare, smaller in 
size than the full-size tire, may damage the 
differential.

If either front tire goes flat, remove the rear tire on 
the same side, and mount the compact spare on the 
rear and the rear tire on the front.

Manual transmission models

Strap

Tool Case

Spare Tire

Wheel 
Blocks

The tire to be replaced.

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Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) 
under the vehicle body, near the tire that 
needs to be replaced.

7.

Put the flat tip of the jack handle bar into 
the edge of the wheel cover. Carefully pry 
the edge and remove the cover.

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Wrap a cloth around the flat tip of the 
jack handle bar to prevent scratches on 
the cover.

8.

Loosen each wheel nut about one turn 
using the wheel nut wrench.

Jack Handle Bar

Wheel Nut

Wheel 
Cover

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Place the jack under the jacking point 
closest to the tire to be changed.

2.

Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in 
the image until the top of the jack contacts 
the jacking point.

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Make sure that the jacking point tab is 
resting in the jack notch.

3.

Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar 
and the jack handle, until the tire is off the 
ground.

How to Set Up the Jack

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How to Set Up the Jack

Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the 
vehicle.

Use the jack provided in your vehicle.
Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or 
may not fit the jacking point.

The following instructions must be followed to use 
the jack safely:

Do not use while the engine is running.

Use only where the ground is firm and level.

Use only at the jacking points.

Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.

Do not put anything on top of or underneath the 
jack.

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WARNING

The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, 
seriously injuring anyone underneath.

Follow the directions for changing a tire 
exactly, and never get under the vehicle 
when it is supported only by the jack.

Jacking Points

Jacking Point

Jack 
Handle 
Bar

Wheel Nut

 Wrench as Jack Handle

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Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.

2.

Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel 
with a clean cloth.

3.

Mount the compact spare tire.

4.

Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the 
lips around the mounting holes, then stop 
rotating.

5.

Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. 
Tighten the wheel nuts in the order 
indicated in the image. Go around, 
tightening the nuts, two to three times in 
this order.

Wheel nut torque:

80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m)

Replacing the Flat Tire

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Replacing the Flat Tire

Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra 
torque using your foot or a pipe.

Make sure the wire support ring is hooked into the 
clips around the edge of the wheel cover.

Align the valve mark on the wheel cover to the tire 
valve on the wheel, then install the wheel cover.

Models with wheel cover

Clips

Clips

Valve Mark

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Remove the center cap.

2.

Place the flat tire face down in the spare tire 
well.

3.

Remove the spacer cone from the wing 
bolt, flip it over, and insert it back on the 
bolt. Secure the flat tire with the wing bolt.

4.

Securely store the jack, wheel nut wrench, 
and jack handle bar back in the tool case. 
Store the case in the trunk.

Storing the Flat Tire

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Replacing the Flat Tire

Make sure the wire support ring is on the outer side 
of the tire valve as shown.

Models with wheel cover

Tire Valve

Wire Support Ring

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Storing the Flat Tire

3

WARNING

Loose items can fly around the interior in a 
crash and can seriously injure the 
occupants.

Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely 
before driving.

Models with 
aluminum 
wheels

Center Cap

Models with aluminum wheels

Spacer Cone

Wing Bolt

For 
compact 
spare tire

For full-
size tire

All models

All models

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If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator 
comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), 

Tire 

pressure monitor system problem. Check tire pressure. See your dealer.

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appear on the driver information interface and the indicator will start blinking for a 
short time and then stay on; however, this is normal and is no cause for concern.

Calibrate the TPMS when you replace the tire with a specified regular tire.

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TPMS Calibration

 P. 492

TPMS and the Compact Spare Tire

U.S. models

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If the tire has a large cut or is otherwise severely damaged, you will need to have the 
vehicle towed. If the tire only has a small puncture, from a nail for instance, you can 
use the temporary tire repair kit so that you can drive to the nearest service station 
for a more permanent repair.

If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually 
to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place.

1.

Park the vehicle on a firm, level, non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake.

2.

Put the transmission into 

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R

.

3.

Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF.

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Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire

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The kit should not be used in the following situations. 
Instead, contact a dealer or roadside assistance to 
have the vehicle towed.

The tire sealant has expired.

More than one tire is punctured.

The puncture or cut is larger than 5/32 inch (4 mm).

The tire side wall is damaged or the puncture is 
outside the contact area.

Damage has been caused by driving with the tire 
extremely under inflated.

The tire bead is no longer seated.

The rim is damaged.

Do not remove a nail or screw that punctured the 
tire. If you remove it from the tire, you may not be 
able to repair the puncture using the kit.

When the puncture is:

Kit Use

Smaller than 5/32 inch 

(4 mm)

Yes

Larger than 5/32 inch 

(4 mm)

No

Contact 
Area

* Not available on all models

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Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire

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Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire

Repair notification label and speed restriction label 
are applied to the side of the temporary tire repair kit.

When making a temporary repair, carefully read the 
instruction manual provided with the kit.

psi/kPa

psi/kPa

Selector Knob

Speed Restriction Label

Repair Notification Label

Pressure Relief Button

Inflator Switch

Instruction Manual

REPAIR

 Side

Sealant/Air Hose

AIR 

Side

Power Plug

Pressure Gauge

Tire Sealant 
Expiration Date

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Pull the strap on the floor lid and open the 
lid.

2.

Take the kit out of the case.

3.

Place the kit face up, on flat ground near 
the flat tire, and away from traffic. Do not 
place the kit on its side.

Strap

Tire Repair Kit

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Remove the valve cap from the tire valve 
stem.

2.

Remove the sealant/air hose from the 
packaging.

3.

Attach the sealant/air hose onto the tire 
valve stem. Screw it until it is tight.

Injecting Sealant and Air

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Injecting Sealant and Air

In cold temperatures, the sealant may not flow easily. 
In this situation, warm it up for five minutes before 
using. 

The sealant can permanently stain clothing and other 
materials. Be careful during handling and wipe away 
any spills immediately.

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CAUTION

Tire sealant contains substances that are 
harmful if inhaled, ingested or if contact is 
made with the eyes or skin.

Always use in a well-ventilated area and 
use gloves and safety glasses for protection; 
do not ingest.

For skin or eye contact, flush with cool 
water; if ingested, rinse mouth with water. 
In all cases, seek medical attention if 
necessary.

Tire Valve Stem

Valve Cap

Sealant/
Air Hose

Tire Valve Stem

Sealant/Air Hose

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Plug in the compressor to the accessory 
power socket.

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Be careful not to pinch the cord in a 
door or window.

2

Accessory Power Socket

 P. 233

5.

Start the engine.

2

Starting the Engine

 P. 448

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Keep the engine running while injecting 
sealant and air.

2

Carbon Monoxide Gas

 P. 86

6.

Turn the selector knob to 

REPAIR

.

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Injecting Sealant and Air

NOTICE

Do not operate the temporary tire repair kit 
compressor for more than 15 minutes. The 
compressor can overheat and become permanently 
damaged.

Until the sealant injection is complete, the pressure 
shown on the pressure gauge will appear higher than 
actual. After the sealant injection is complete the 
pressure will drop and then begin to rise again as the 
tire is inflated with air. This is normal. To accurately 
measure the air pressure using the gauge, turn the air 
compressor off only after the sealant injection is 
complete.

3

WARNING

Running the engine with the vehicle in an 
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can 
cause a rapid buildup of toxic carbon 
monoxide.

Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can 
cause unconsciousness and even death. 
Only run the engine to power the air 
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.

REPAIR

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Press the inflator switch to turn on the kit.

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The compressor starts injecting sealant 
and air into the tire.

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When the sealant injection is complete 
continue to add air.

8.

After the air pressure reaches to specified 
pressure, turn off the kit.

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To check the pressure, occasionally turn 
off the compressor and read the gauge.

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Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for 
the specified pressure.

9.

Unplug the power plug from the accessory 
power socket.

10.

Unscrew the sealant/air hose from the tire 
valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap.

11.

Press the pressure relief button until the 
gauge returns to 0 psi (0 kPa).

12.

Apply the repair notification label to the 
flat surface of the wheel.

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The wheel surface must be clean to 
ensure the label adheres properly.

Pressure Gauge

OFF

ON

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Injecting Sealant and Air

If the required air pressure is not reached within 10 
minutes, the tire may be too severely damaged for 
the kit to provide the necessary seal, and your vehicle 
will need to be towed.

See a dealer for a replacement sealant bottle and 
proper disposal of an empty bottle.

Sealant/Air Hose

Tire Valve Stem

Pressure Relief 
Button

Repair Notification Label

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Apply the speed restriction label to the 
location as shown.

2.

Drive the vehicle for about 10 minutes.

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Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).

3.

Stop the vehicle in a safe place.

4.

Recheck the air pressure using the sealant/
air hose on the compressor. 

Distributing the Sealant in the Tire

Speed Restriction Label

Sealant/Air Hose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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