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Bluetooth

®

 HandsFreeLink

®

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Text Message

Features

You can select one from the 

Bluetooth

®

 device list to be active and receive 

notifications.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Change Connected Phone

.

5.

Change a desired phone.

2

To change the currently paired phone

 

P. 335

Selecting a Phone

1

Selecting a Phone

You can only receive notifications from one phone at 
a time.

You can only connect one device to use both text 
message function and 

Bluetooth

®

 hands-free phone 

function.

If there is an active connection to Android Auto, this 
setting is unavailable.

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Bluetooth

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 HandsFreeLink

®

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Text Message

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Features

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

Inbox

.

4.

Select a message.

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The message information is displayed.

5.

Select 

View Message

.

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The text message is displayed.

Displaying Messages

1

Displaying Messages

The 

 icon appears next to an unread message.

If you delete a message on the phone, the message 
will also be deleted from the system. If you send a 
message from the system, the message goes to your 
phone’s outbox.

To see the previous or next message, select 

Prev

 or 

Next

 on the message screen.

Message List

Message 

Information

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Bluetooth

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 HandsFreeLink

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Text Message

Features

Read or Stop reading a message

1.

Display the message information.

2.

Select .

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The system starts reading the message 
aloud.

3.

Select 

 to stop reading.

Select 

 again to start reading the 

message.

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While listen to the message, select 

 to 

start reading the message from the 
beginning.

Reply to a message

1.

Display the message information.

2.

Select 

Reply

.

3.

Select the reply message.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen.

4.

Select 

Send

 to send the message.

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Message sent

 appears on the screen 

when the reply message was successfully 
sent.

1

Reply to a message

The available reply messages are as follows:

I’m on my way.

I’m running late.

No

OK

Talk to you later, I'm driving.

Yes

The display language of the default reply message 
depends on the connected phone.

2

To edit a reply message

 P. 352

You can add or delete a reply message by selecting 

Saved Replies

.

2

To edit a reply message

 P. 352

2

To delete a reply message

 P. 352

Only certain phones receive and send messages when 
paired and connected. For a list of compatible 
phones:

U.S.: Visit 

www.handsfreelink.com/Acura

, or call 1-

888-528-7876.

Canada: For more information on smartphone 
compatibility, call 1-855-490-7351.

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 HandsFreeLink

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Text Message

352

Features

To edit a reply message

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Saved Replies

.

5.

Select 

Create New Message

.

6.

Use A-zone touchpad to write a reply. 
When you finish writing you message, press 
the A-zone touchpad.

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You can enter the number using the on-
screen keyboard. Select 

KEYBOARD

 

located to the upper right of the screen.

To delete a reply message

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Saved Replies

.

5.

Select a reply message you want to delete.

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A confirmation screen appears on the 
screen. Select 

Delete

.

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To cancel the delete, press the 

 

(back) button.

1

To delete a reply message

Reset to Default

Select to reset all reply messages to their factory 
default.

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 HandsFreeLink

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Text Message

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Features

Making a call to a sender

1.

Display the message information.

2.

Select 

Call

.

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Bluetooth

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 HandsFreeLink

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Text Message

Features

Displaying message on the head-up display

You can read a text message on the head-up display only when text message is 
received.

1.

Move right the left selector wheel to select 

Open

.

2.

Roll up or down the left selector wheel to select 

Reply

, and then press the left 

selector wheel.

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Select 

Call

 to dial a call.

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Select 

Repeat

 to start reading the message from the beginning.

3.

Roll up or down the left selector wheel to select a message, and then press the 
left selector wheel.

4.

Roll up or down the left selector wheel to select 

Send

, and then press the left 

selector wheel.

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Message sent

 appears on the head-up display when the reply message was 

successfully sent.

Models with head-up display

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Bluetooth

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 HandsFreeLink

®

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Text Message

Features

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

Send Message to Contact

.

4.

Select a contact name.

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You can sort by 

First Name

 or 

Last 

Name

. Select the icon on the upper right 

of the screen.

5.

Select a number.

6.

Select the reply message.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen.

7.

Select 

Send

 to send the message.

u

Message sent

 appears on the screen 

when the reply message was successfully 
sent.

Send Message to Contact

1

Send Message to Contact

You can make a call or set a navigation route

*

 to 

contact address other than sending a message on this 
feature.

2

Making a Call

 P. 340

2

Refer to Navigation System Manual

* Not available on all models

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Features

AcuraLink

®

Is a subscription-based service that provides convenient features such as voice 
communication in case of emergency, online security, one-on-one operator 
assistance, and the transmission of important messages regarding your vehicle’s 
status.

Use the following procedure to connect to AcuraLink.

To enable the AcuraLink

You need to allow the consent of the location service to enable the AcuraLink.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

AcuraLink

.

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The confirmation message appears on 
the screen for the first time, then select 

Allow

.

To Connect to AcuraLink

1

AcuraLink

®

AcuraLink also provides services you can operate 
from the Internet or your smartphone.

To subscribe to AcuraLink, or to get more 
information about all of its features, contact an Acura 
dealer, or visit 

owners.acura.com

 (U.S.) or 

www.acura.ca/owners/acuralink

 (Canada).

1

To enable the AcuraLink

You can also set up a 

Vehicle Data Collection

 by 

the following procedure.
1. Press the 

 (home) button.

2. Select 

AcuraLink

.

3. Select 

MENU

.

4. Select 

Vehicle Data Collection

.

5. Select 

Allow

 or 

Block

.

Allow

: Sends the vehicle location data, diagnostic 

information, driving behavior data and phone data 
when you have previously allowed it when you 
connect a phone with 

Bluetooth

®

.

Block

: Does not send the vehicle location data, 

diagnostic information, driving behavior data.

For detail information of all data shared visit 

https://

acuralink.acura.com/#/acuralinkLegalTerms

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AcuraLink

®

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Features

To link with AcuraLink

You may see the connection guide screen 
after launching AcuraLink when there is no 
phone connection available.

Continue Without Connecting: 

Displays 

the AcuraLink menu screen without phone 
connection.

Connect Phone: 

Displays the 

Bluetooth

®

 

setup screen.

2

To change the currently paired phone

 

P. 335

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

AcuraLink

.

1

To link with AcuraLink

We recommend that you install AcuraLink app in 
your smartphone to make AcuraLink more 
functional, contact an Acura dealer, or visit 

owners.acura.com

 (U.S.) or 

www.acura.ca/owners/

acuralink

 (Canada).

If you do not connect a phone to AcuraLink, Last Mile 
function of AcuraLink app is disabled.

AcuraLink

1

AcuraLink

You can also select 

AcuraLink

 from the 

All Apps

 

screen.

2

Audio/Information Screen

 P. 212

AcuraLink

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AcuraLink

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Features

Vehicle Notifications

Displays the diagnostic information, recall or important safety information

*1

, or 

general information by connecting to the Acura server using HFL.

Contact Acura

Connect to the AcuraLink operator when trying to find a destination or for roadside 
assistance.

My Acura Dealer

Calls your Acura dealer using HFL or sets a destination of the navigation

*

 to the 

dealer.

MENU

Displays the AcuraLink menu screen.

Vehicle Data Collection

: Displays the AcuraLink connection setting screen.

2

To enable the AcuraLink

 P. 356

AcuraLink Subscriptions

: Displays your current AcuraLink subscription status.

Connect Bluetooth Device

: Displays the 

Bluetooth

®

 setup screen.

2

To change the currently paired phone

 P. 335

*1: When you select 

Roadside Assistance

, the system connect to the AcuraLink operator 

through the telematics control unit (TCU).

1

Vehicle Notifications

Some messages can be deleted manually; some 
others will automatically disappear when the 
malfunction is fixed, contact a dealer if necessary.

* Not available on all models

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AcuraLink

®

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Features

You can check the messages that are received quickly in the shortcut operation.

1.

A notification appears and notifies you of a 
new message on the B-zone.

2.

Select the system status icon then press the 
B-zone touchpad.

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The status area list appears on the 
A-zone.

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A notification is continuously displayed in 
the header area until the new message is 
read.

3.

Select a new message to open.

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If you have selected the update option 
for AcuraLink, follow the directions on 
the screen to complete the process.

AcuraLink Message

1

AcuraLink Message

When you update AcuraLink, you must keep the 
engine running and maintain a constant connection 
with AcuraLink.
If the update is interrupted, the system will 
automatically resume the process. If, however, a 
week has elapsed since the process was first 
interrupted, you must repeat the process from the 
beginning.

Notification

New Message

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AcuraLink

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Features

Automatic collision notification

If your vehicle’s airbags deploy or if the unit 
detects that the vehicle is severely impacted, 
your vehicle automatically will attempt to 
connect to the AcuraLink operator. If 
connected, information about your vehicle, its 
location, and its condition can be sent to the 
operator

*1

; you also can speak to the operator 

when connected. 

IMPORTANT:

 In a crash, AcuraLink will attempt to notify emergency services but 

NEITHER ACURA NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS GUARANTEE THAT SUCH 
NOTIFICATION WILL OCCUR.

Acura reserves the right to terminate AcuraLink services at any time or for any 
reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services due to changes in, or 
obsolescence of, technology integral to the service or changes in governmental 
regulation.

*1: Depending on your phone and adequate cellular coverage, your vehicle’s location may not 
be sent to the operator.

In Case of Emergency

1

In Case of Emergency

Your vehicle may not be able to connect to the 
operator if the battery level is low, the line is 
disconnected, or you do not have adequate cellular 
coverage.

You cannot use this emergency services when:

You travel outside the AcuraLink service coverage 
areas.

There is a problem with the connecting devices, 
such as the microphones, speakers, or the unit 
itself.

You cannot operate other phone-related functions 
using the screen while talking to the operator.
Only the operator can terminate the connection to 
your vehicle.

1

Automatic collision notification

If the unit fails to connect to the operator, it 
repeatedly tries until it succeeds.

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AcuraLink

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Features

Manual operator connection

If you need to talk to the AcuraLink operator 
in a situation where no airbag has deployed, 
you can manually connect to them by pressing 
the 

ASSIST

 button with the power mode in 

ACCESSORY or ON.

1.

Open the cover attached to the ceiling 
console.

2.

Press the 

ASSIST

 button.

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You are connected to the AcuraLink 
operator.

1

Manual operator connection

Do not press the button while driving. When you 
need to contact the operator, park the vehicle in a 
safe place.

If the unit fails to connect to the operator, it 
automatically cancels the action after three minutes.

If necessary, the cover can be broken to access the 

ASSIST

 button.

ASSIST

 Button

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AcuraLink

®

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Features

Connect to the AcuraLink operator when trying to find a destination or for roadside 
assistance.

1.

Press the 

LINK

 button.

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Connection to the operator begins.

2.

Talk to the operator.

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To disconnect, select 

End Call

 on the 

audio/information screen or move to left 
the left selector wheel.

Operator Assistance

1

Operator Assistance

Remain attentive to road conditions and driving 
during operator assistance.

If you want to add or renew a subscription, call the 
Operator Assistance.
1. Press the 

 (home) button.

2. Select 

AcuraLink

.

3. Select 

MENU

.

4. Select 

AcuraLink Subscriptions

.

5. Select 

Call AcuraLink Support

.

Press the 

 (back) button to return to the previous 

screen, and then incall screen displayed on the 
B-zone.

LINK

 Button

Audio/Information screen when 

connected to the AcuraLink 

operator

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AcuraLink

®

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Features

Your subscribed telematics service provider can check your vehicle’s condition. For 
maximum functionality download AcuraLink app in your smartphone and connect it 
with the vehicle.

Automatic Collision Notifications

A live agent will reach out and check on you and request that help be sent in the 
event of a crash.

Send Destination

Search for destinations on your phone and instantly beam turn-by-turn directions to 
your navigation system

*

. Requires In-vehicle Navigation System

*

.

Stolen Vehicle Locator

In the event of a stolen vehicle, your vehicle will help local authorities recover it.

Remote Start & Stop

Arrive at your vehicle with the engine warmed up and the interior set to a 
comfortable temperature.

Remote Lock & Unlock

Lock and unlock your vehicle with your smartphone.

Find My Car

Find your parked vehicle and flash/sound your horns remotely using your 
smartphone.

Connection Features

1

Connection Features

The contact information of your provider, your user 
ID and PIN will be given when you subscribe to 
AcuraLink. If you forget any of the above, contact a 
Acura dealer, or go to 

owners.acura.com

 (U.S.) or 

www.acura.ca/owners/acuralink

 (Canada).

You can also activate the remote door lock/unlock 
and vehicle finder features from the Internet or using 
your smartphone app. Ask a dealer, or visit 

owners.acura.com

 (U.S.) or 

www.acura.ca/owners/

acuralink

 (Canada) for details.

1

Find My Car

The lights will stop flashing and horn will stop 
sounding under the following:

When conditions 30 seconds have elapsed.

You unlock the doors using the remote transmitter.

You unlock the doors using the keyless access 
system.

You unlock the doors using the built-in key.

The power mode is set to ACCESSORY or ON.

* Not available on all models

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AcuraLink

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Features

Vehicle Status

Get door and lock status as well as mileage, fuel, oil life, and tire pressure readings 
on your phone.

Emergency Call

A live agent will stay on the call with you and request that help be sent in the event 
of an emergency.

Security Alarm Alert

Receive alerts if vehicle security alarm is triggered.

Destination by Voice

Talk to a live assistant who will search and send turn by turn directions to your 
vehicle’s navigation system

*

. Requires In-vehicle Navigation System

*

.

Last Mile

Receive walking directions to your final destination right when you get out of your 
Acura. Requires In-vehicle Navigation System

*

.

Geofence Alert

Receive a notification anytime your vehicle enters or leaves a region set by you.

Speed Alert

Receive a notification when your vehicle has exceeded a speed limit set by you.

* Not available on all models

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