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Remote Transmitter Care

Replacing the Button 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 edge with a coin.

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Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent 
scratching the keyless access remote.

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Remove carefully to avoid losing the 
buttons.

3.

Make sure to replace the battery with the 
correct polarity.

Models without remote engine start system

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Replacing the Button 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

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

1.

Remove the built-in key.

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As a convenience, lightly place masking 
tape over the remote buttons to hold 
them in place.

2.

Remove the upper half of the cover by 
carefully prying on the edge with a coin.

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Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent 
scratching the transmitter.

3.

Press down on the center of the assembly 
and remove the battery.

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When removing the button battery, be 
careful not to touch parts around it.

4.

Make sure to replace the battery with the 
correct polarity.

Models with remote engine start system

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Replacing the Button Battery

NOTICE

The Remote transmitter is equipped with two 
batteries: A standard replaceable CR2032 coin 
button battery and an integral non-replaceable 
rechargeable battery. To prevent permanent damage 
to the rechargeable battery, replace the CR2032 
battery every three to four years.

Models with remote engine start system

Battery type: CR2032

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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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Climate Control System Maintenance

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. 76

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Specifications

 P. 618

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.

Cleaning Seat Belts

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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.

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Wipe using a glass cleaner.

The front floor mats hook over floor anchors, 
which keep them from sliding forward. To 
remove a mat for cleaning, turn the anchor 
knob(s) to the unlock position. When 
reinstalling the mat after cleaning, turn the 
knob(s) to the lock position.

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

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.

Cleaning the Window

Floor Mats

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Cleaning the Window

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 
sensor camera and the rainfall/light sensor

*

.

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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting 
control)

 P. 149

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Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

 P. 156

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Front Sensor Camera

 P. 480

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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 mat properly. If they are 
not properly positioned, the floor mat can interfere 
with the front seat functions.

Unlock

Lock

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.

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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.

If driving in conditions that cause build up of mud, snow, ice or other debris on 
the left side inner fender vent.

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 Rubber

 P. 541

Air Intake Vents

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Using an Automated Car Wash

When using an automated car wash that pulls the 
vehicle through with a conveyor, make sure the 
transmission in 

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If you want to keep the transmission in 

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position [car wash mode]

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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.

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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.

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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 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. 605

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

Acura 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 Acura 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 Acura 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

.................................................. 568

If a Tire Goes Flat

Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire....... 569
Changing a Flat Tire ......................... 583

Engine Does Not Start

Checking the Engine ........................ 590
If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is 

Weak ............................................. 591

Emergency Engine Stop ................... 592

If the Battery Is Dead

....................... 593

Overheating

...................................... 595

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

If the Low Oil Pressure Warning Appears .. 597

If the Charging System Indicator Comes 

On ................................................. 598

If the Slow Down! Reduced Stopping 

Power Warning Appears ................ 598

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes 

On or Blinks ..................................... 599

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes 

On or Blinks ....................................... 600

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System 

Indicator Comes On........................... 601

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 

or Blinks at the Same Time When the Brake 
System Indicator (Amber) Comes On .. 602

If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator 

Comes On or Blinks ....................... 603

If the Transmission System Indicator Blinks 

along with the Warning Message...... 604

Fuses

.................................................. 605

Emergency Towing

........................... 612

If You Cannot Unlock the Fuel Fill Door

.. 613

If You Cannot Open the Trunk

........ 614

Refueling

Refueling From a Portable Fuel 

Container ................................... 615

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Tools

Types of Tools

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Types of Tools

The tools are stored in the trunk.

Models with optional spare tire

Funnel

Models with temporary tire repair kit

Tool Case

Funnel

Wheel Nut Wrench/

Jack Handle

Jack Handle Bar

Jack

Tool Case

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If a Tire Goes Flat

Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire

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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3.

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

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Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire

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 3/16 inch (4.8 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.

NOTICE

Do not use a puncture-repairing agent other than the 
one provided in the kit that came with your vehicle. If 
a different agent is used, you may permanently 
damage the tire pressure sensor.

When the puncture is:

Use Kit

Smaller than 3/16 inch 

(4.8 mm)

Yes

Larger than 3/16 inch 

(4.8 mm)

No

Contact 
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Pull up on the trunk floor lid strap until it is 
completely open.

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 temporary tire repair kit.

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

Instruction Manual

Speed Restriction Label

Repair Notification Label

Pressure Relief Button

Inflator Switch

Selector Knob

Sealant/Air Side

Sealant/Air Hose

Air Only Side

Power Plug

Pressure Gauge

U.S.

Canada

U.S.

Canada

Trunk Floor 

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Remove the kit.

3.

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

Valve Stem

Valve Cap

Sealant/Air Hose

Valve Stem

Sealant/Air Hose

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