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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 edge with a coin.

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

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Remove carefully to avoid losing the 
buttons.

3.

Make sure to replace the battery with the 
correct polarity.

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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

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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

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Specifications

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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 loops 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.

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Cleaning the Window

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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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The front and rear seat floor mats hook over 
floor anchors, which keep them 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 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.

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

Lock

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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.

Use a water and mild detergent solution, and 
a soft brush or cloth to clean the inside of the 
trunk.

To drain water from the trunk, remove the 
drain plug by turning it counter-clockwise.

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When you are finished washing the 
trunk, dry it with a soft cloth, and 
reinstall the drain plug.

Washing the Vehicle

Washing the Trunk

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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 capless unit when the 
fuel fill door is open. It can cause damage to the fuel 
system or engine.

Air Intake Vents

Drain plug

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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. 

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.

Using an Automated Car Wash

Using High Pressure Cleaners

Applying Wax

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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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position [car wash mode]

 P. 399

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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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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.

Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Cleaning the Window

Maintaining Aluminum Wheels

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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.

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

Your vehicle should not be used to carry a slide-in camper. If you install a truck 
cap, be sure it is properly installed and does not exceed your vehicle’s load limits.

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Maximum Load Limit

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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 .................................. 538

If a Tire Goes Flat

Changing a Flat Tire ......................... 539

Engine Does Not Start

Checking the Engine ........................ 549
If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak ...550
Emergency Engine Stop ................... 551

If the Battery Is Dead

....................... 552

Overheating

How to Handle Overheating............. 555

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes 

On ............................................. 557

If the Charging System Indicator Comes 

On ................................................. 557

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes 

On or Blinks ................................... 558

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes 

On .................................................559

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System 

Indicator Comes On ....................... 559

If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator 

Comes On or Blinks........................ 560

If the Transmission System Indicator Blinks 

along with the Warning Message... 561

Fuses

Fuse Locations ................................. 562
Inspecting and Changing Fuses........ 567

Emergency Towing

........................... 568

If You Cannot Unlock the Fuel Fill Door

....569

If You Cannot Unlock the Tailgate

... 570

Refueling

Refueling From a Portable Fuel 

Container ................................... 571

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Types of Tools

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Types of Tools

The tools are stored in the trunk.

Wheel Nut Wrench/
Jack Handle

Jack

Jack Handle Bar

Funnel

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If a Tire Goes Flat

Changing a Flat Tire

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 

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

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Changing a Flat Tire

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.

Do not use a puncture-repairing agent on a flat tire, 
as it can damage the tire pressure sensor.

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Open the trunk.

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Remove the two tire tray holding bolts.

3.

Pull out the tire tray with the handles, and 
hook the rear of the tire tray to the guides 
on the back edge of the trunk.

4.

Loosen the strap, then take the jack out.

Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire

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Changing a Flat Tire

NOTICE

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

Tire Tray

Tire Tray Holding Bolts

Handles

Strap

Jack

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

6.

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

7.

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

Wing Bolt

Spacer Cone

Tool Box

Wheel Blocks

The tire to be replaced.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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