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PDF Content Summary: Owner’s Manual2021 ACCORD Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: • How various systems in your vehicle were operating; • Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened; • How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and, • How fast the vehicle was traveling. These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
Quick Reference Guide Visual Index ❚ Brightness Control (P 205) Q ❚ TRIP Button (P 142) u i ❚ Head-Up Display (HUD) Buttons* (P 159)❚ System Indicators (P 82) c k R e f ❚ Gauges (P 139) e r e ❚ Driver Information Interface (P 140) n c e ❚ ENGINE START/STOP Button (P 191) G u ❚ Audio System (P 246) i d e ❚ Navigation System* () See Navigation System Manual ❚ Hazard Warning Button ❚ Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator (P 61)
❚ Front Seat Heater Buttons* (P 237) ❚ Front Seat Heaters and Seat Ventilation Buttons* (P 238) ❚ Climate Control System (P 240) ❚ Rear Window Defogger (P 204) ❚ Heated Door Mirror Button* (P 204) ❚ Center Pocket (P 225) ❚ (Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) System OFF) Button (P 444) ❚ Safety Support Switch (P 454, 461, 469, 498) ❚ Parking Sensor System Button* (P 523) Canadian models ❚ Heated Windshield Button (P 204)
6 ❚ Headlights/Turn Signals (P 194, 195) Q
❚ Fog Lights* (P 197) u i c k R e f ❚ Paddle Shifter (Shift down)* (P 428, 434) e r e ❚ Left Selector Wheel (P 140) n c e ❚ (home) Button (P 140) G u i d ❚ Horn (Press an area around .) e ❚ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow Buttons (P 473) ❚ Wipers/Washers (P 202) ❚ Paddle Shifter (Shift up)* (P 428, 434) ❚ Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Button (P 490) ❚ Interval Button (P 482, 486) ❚ (HUD) Button* (P161 ) Canadian models ❚ Heated Steering Wheel* (P 236)
❚ Steering Wheel Adjustments (P 209) ❚ Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System Voice Control Buttons (P 375) ❚ Audio Remote Controls (P 250) * Not available on all models 7 Visual Index
❚ Power Window Switches (P 187) Q ❚ Master Door Lock Switch (P 179) u i c ❚ Door Mirror Controls (P 211) k R ❚ Memory Buttons* (P 208) e f e ❚ SET Button* (P 208) r e n c e G u i d e ❚ Driver’s Front Airbag (P 49) ❚ Rearview Mirror (P 210) ❚ HomeLink® Buttons* (P 373) ❚ Accessory Power Socket (P 231) ❚ Passenger’s Front Airbag (P 49) ❚ Wireless Charger* (P 232) ❚ USB Ports (P 247) ❚ Trunk Main Switch* (P 183) ❚ Glove Box (P 225) ❚ Shift Lever* Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)* (P 429, 431) ❚ Shift Buttons* Automatic Transmission* (P 422) ❚ Interior Fuse Boxes (P 624, 626) ❚ Hood Release Handle (P 552) ❚ Trunk Opener (P 181) ❚ ECON Button (P 436) ❚ Automatic Brake Hold Button (P 515) ❚ Electric Parking Brake Switch (P 510) ❚ SPORT Button* (P 435) ❚ Auto Idle Stop OFF Button* (P 438)
8 ❚ Side Curtain Airbags (P 59) Q ❚ Ceiling Light (P 223) u i c ❚ Grab Handle k R e ❚ Coat Hook (P 229) f e r ❚ Seat Belts (P 38) e n c e ❚ USB Ports* (P 247) G u ❚ Map Lights (P 224) i d e ❚ Moonroof Switch* (P 190) ❚ Sunglasses Holder (P 230) ❚ Sun Visors ❚ Vanity Mirrors ❚Knee Airbags (P 54) ❚ Front Seat (P 212) ❚ Accessory Power ❚ Side Airbags (P 57) Socket (P 231) ❚ Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) (P 72) ❚ Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat (P 74) ❚ Rear Seats (P 216) ❚ LATCH to Secure a Child Seat (P 69) * Not available on all models 9 Visual Index ❚ Maintenance Under the Hood (P 550) Q u ❚Windshield Wipers (P 202, 574) i c k ❚ Power Door Mirrors (P 211) R e f e r e n ❚ Door Lock/Unlock Control (P 170) c e G ❚ Headlights (P 566) u i d ❚ Front Turn Signal Lights/Front Side Marker Lights e (P 194, 568) ❚ Parking/Daytime Running Lights (P 198, 568) ❚ Fog Lights* (P 197, 568) ❚ Tires (P 577, 599) ❚ High-Mount Brake Light (P 573) ❚ Opening/Closing the Trunk (P 181) ❚ Emergency Trunk Opener (P 183) ❚ Trunk Release Button* (P 182) ❚ Rear License Plate Light (P 573) ❚ Multi-View Rear Camera (P 531) ❚ Back-Up Lights (P 571) ❚ Taillights (P 571) ❚ Brake Lights* (P 571) ❚ Brake Lights (P 569) ❚ Rear Turn Signal Lights (P 569)
❚ How to Refuel (P 534) ❚ Rear Side Marker Lights (P 569)❚ Taillights (P 569)
10 Auto Idle Stop Function* To improve fuel economy, the engine stops and then restarts as detailed below. When Auto Idle Stop is on, the Auto Idle Stop indicator (green) comes on. (P437) Q u i At Continuously variable transmission Engine status c k R e Deceleration f e Automatic Brake Hold Off Automatic Brake Hold On r e n c e G u i d e On Stop the vehicle and depress the brake pedal. Stop U.S. Canada
Start-up Keep the brake pedal depressed. With the automatic brake hold system activated, you can release the brake pedal when the indicator comes on. With the automatic brake hold system Off Restarting
Release the brake pedal. activated, depress the accelerator pedal. * Not available on all models 11
Eco Assist® System (P 436) Ambient Meter Q u i c Ambient Meter k R ● With SPORT mode* off, the color of the ambient e f meter changes to green to indicate that the e r e vehicle is being driven in a fuel efficient manner. n c e G u i
d e *1 *2 The message is displayed for a few seconds when the ECON button is pressed. *1: Models without the adaptive damper system *2: Models with the adaptive damper system *3: Models without SPORT mode *4: Models with SPORT mode ECON Mode Indicator (P 100) Comes on when the ECON button is pressed. ECON Button (P 436) Helps maximize fuel economy. *3 *4
12 Safe Driving (P 33) Q Airbags (P 46) u i c k ● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and R e your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision. f e r e n Child Safety (P 64) c e G u ● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat. i d ● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat. e ● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat. Exhaust Gas Hazard (P 78) ● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon monoxide gas can accumulate. Seat Belts (P 38) ● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well back in the seat. ● Check that your passengers are wearing
Before Driving Checklist (P 37) their seat belts correctly.
● Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints, steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted. Fasten your lap belt as low as possible. * Not available on all models 13 Instrument Panel (P 81) Indicators (P 82)/Driver Information Interface (P 140)/Gauges (P 139)/ Q Head-Up Display* (P 159) u i c k R Head-Up Display* e f e r e n c e G u i d e
Turbo Meter* Tachometer Temperature Gauge Speedometer Fuel Gauge
Driver Information Interface Shift Position Indicator/ Transmission System Indicator Immobilizer System Indicator/ Security System Alarm Indicator M (sequential mode*/7-speed manual shift mode*) Indicator*/Gear Selection Indicator*
Controls (P 165) Clock (P166) To adjust time To adjust date a Press , then select Settings. b Select System, then Day & Time. c Select Set Date & Time. d Select Automatic Date & Time, then select OFF. e Select Set Date or Set Time. f Adjust the dates, hours and minutes by selecting / . 3 4 g Select Save to set the date or time. Models with navigation system The navigation system receives signals from GPS satellites, updating the clock automatically. ENGINE START/STOP Button (P191) Press the button to change the vehicle’s power mode. * Not available on all models Q u i c k R e f e r e n c e G u i d e 15
Q u ic k R e fe r e n c e G u id e Turn Signals (P 194) Turn Signal Control Lever Right Left Lights (P 195) Light Control Switches High Beam Low Beam Flashing Wipers and Washers (P 202) Wiper/Washer Control Lever Adjustment Ring (-: Low Sensitivity*1 (- : Lower speed, fewer sweeps*2 (+: High Sensitivity*1 (+ : Higher speed, more sweeps*2 Pull toward you to spray washer fluid. MIST OFF AUTO*1: Wiper speed varies automatically INT*2: Low speed with intermittent LO: Low speed wipe HI: High speed wipe *1:Models with automatic intermittent wipers *2:Models with manual intermittent wipers Models with automatic intermittent wipers AUTO should always be turned OFF before the following situations in order to prevent severe damage to the wiper system: ● Cleaning the windshield ● Driving through a car wash ● No rain present Steering Wheel (P 209) ● To adjust, push the adjustment lever down, adjust to the desired position, then lock the lever back in place. To lock To adjust
Unlocking the Front Doors from the Inside (P 178) ● Pull either front door inner handle to unlock and open it at the same time. Trunk (P 181) ● Press and hold the trunk opener on the driver’s door to unlock and open the trunk. ● Press the trunk release button on the remote to unlock and open the trunk. ● Press the trunk release button* on the trunk lid to unlock and open the trunk. Power Door Mirrors (P 211) ● With the power mode in ON, move the selector switch to L or R. ● Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to adjust the mirror. Selector Switch Adjustment Switch Power Windows (P 187) ● With the power mode in ON, open and close the power windows. ● If the power window lock button is in the Q u off position, each passenger’s window i c k can be opened and closed with its own R switch. e f e ● If the power window lock button is in the r e on position (indicator on), each n c e passenger’s window switch is disabled. G u Power Window i Indicator d e Lock Button Window Switches
Trunk Opener * Not available on all models 17
Climate Control System (P 240) ● Press the AUTO button to activate the climate control system. ● Press the button to turn the system on or off. ● Press the button to defrost the windshield. Q u i c k R e f e r e n c e Dashboard vents Floor vents Dashboard and floor G u Floor and
i d e Driver’s Side Temperature Control Dial (Recirculation) Button AUTO Button MODE Control Button and back of the center console* vents, and back of the center console* defroster vents Fan Control Dial Passenger’s Side Temperature Control Dial SYNC (Synchronization) Button A/C (Air Conditioning) Button (ON/OFF) Button
(Windshield Defroster) Button 18
Features (P 245) Audio Remote Controls (P 250) (home) Button / (Seek/Skip) Buttons Left Selector Wheel VOL(+/VOL(- (Volume) Buttons ● VOL(+/VOL(- (Volume) Buttons Press to adjust the volume up/down. ● Left Selector Wheel When selecting the audio mode Press the (home) button, then roll up or down to select Audio on the driver information interface, and then press the left selector wheel. Roll up or down: To cycle through the audio modes, roll up or down and then press the left selector wheel: FM AM SiriusXM®* USB1(USB) USB2* Bluetooth® Audio Smartphone Connection (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto) ● / (Seek/Skip) Buttons Radio:Press / to change the preset station. iPod, USB device, Bluetooth® Audio or Smartphone Connection: Press / to skip to the beginning of the next song or return to the beginning of the current song. USB device: Press and hold / to change a folder. * Not available on all models Q u i c k R e f e r e n c e G u i d e 19
Audio System (P 253) For navigation system operation () See the Navigation System Manual Q u i c k R e f e r e n c e G u i d e (Home) Button Audio/Information Screen (Clock) Button*/ (Map) Button*
(Back) Button (Day/Night) Button (Seek/Skip) Button (Seek/Skip) Button VOL/ (Volume/Power) (Phone) Button (Audio) Button SOURCE Button
Knob Selector Knob 20
Driving (P 403) Automatic Transmission* (P 421, 422) ● Select (P and depress the brake pedal when starting the engine. ● Shifting Shift Position Indicator The shift position indicator and the shift button indicator indicate the current shift position. Shift Position Indicator Shift Button Indicator * Not available on all models Q u i c k R e f e r e n c e G u i d e 21
Park Press the (P button. Used when parking or starting the engine. Q Transmission is locked. u i c k Reverse R Pull back the (R button. e f e Used when reversing. r e n c Neutral e Press the (N button. G u Transmission is not locked. i d e Drive Press the (D button. ● Normal driving (gears change between 1st and 10th automatically) ● Temporarily driving in the sequential mode ● Driving in the sequential mode (when driving in SPORT mode) 22 Sequential Mode (P427) ● Paddle shifters allow you to shift gears much like a manual transmission (1st through 10th). This is useful for engine braking. Q u i c When the transmission is in k R (D e Shift Position Indicator f e ● The transmission will shift back r e
M (sequential mode) Indicator Gear Selection Indicator to automatic mode once the n c system detects that the vehicle e G is cruising. u i When the transmission is in d e (D with SPORT mode ● Holds the selected gear, and the M (sequential mode) indicator comes on.
Shift Down (- Paddle Shifter Shift Up (+ Paddle Shifter ● The gear selection is shown in the instrument panel.
Continuously Variable Transmission* (P 421, 429, 431) ● Shift to (P and depress the brake pedal when starting the Q u engine. i c k ● Shifting R Depress the brake pedal e f and press the shift lever e r release button to shift. e n c e Press the shift lever G release button and shift. u i d e Shift without pressing the shift lever release button. 7-Speed Manual Shift Mode* (P433) ● Allows you to manually shift the transmission up or down without removing your hands from the steering wheel. Gear Selection Indicator M Indicator When the transmission is in (D with SPORT mode ● Pulling a paddle shifter changes the mode from continuously variable transmission to 7-speed manual shift mode. ● The M indicator and the selected speed number are displayed in the gear selection indicator. When the transmission is in (D
Models without paddle shifters Models with paddle shifters Shift Lever Shift Position Indicator ● Pulling a paddle shifter temporarily changes the mode
Release Button Shift Down (- Paddle Shifter Shift Up (+ Paddle Shifter from continuously variable transmission to 7-speed manual shift mode. The selected speed
Park Used when parking or starting the engine. Reverse Used when reversing. Neutral Transmission is not locked. Drive Used: ● For normal driving Drive (S)* Used: ● For better acceleration ● To increase engine braking ● When going up or down hills number is displayed in the gear selection indicator.
Models with paddle shifters Low*
● When temporarily driving in the 7-speed manual shift mode ● When driving in the 7-speed manual shift mode (when driving in SPORT mode) Used: ● To further increase engine braking ● When going up or down hills
VSA® On and Off (P 444) ● The Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) system helps stabilize the vehicle during cornering, and helps maintain traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. ● VSA® comes on automatically every time you start the engine. ● To partially disable or fully restore VSA® function, press and hold the button until you hear a beep. CMBSTM On and Off (P 461) ● When a possible frontal collision is likely unavoidable, the CMBSTM can help you to reduce the vehicle speed and the severity of the collision. ● The CMBSTM is turned on every time you start the engine. ● To turn the CMBSTM on or off, use the safety support switch. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (P 446) ● Detects a change in tire conditions and overall dimensions due to decrease in tire pressures. ● The TPMS is turned on automatically every time you start the engine. ● A calibration procedure must be performed when certain conditions arise. Refueling (P 533) Fuel recommendation: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane number 87 or higher Fuel tank capacity: 14.8 US gal (56 L) Q u i c k a Unlock the driver’s R e door. f e r e b Press the area indicated n c e by the arrow to release G u the fuel fill door. You i d e will hear a click. c After filling, wait about Wait for five seconds five seconds before removing the filler nozzle. * Not available on all models 25
Honda Sensing® (P 455)
Models with Low Speed Braking Control Q u Honda Sensing® is a driver support system i c k which employs the use of three distinctly R All models The camera is located behind the rearview mirror. Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM (CMBSTM) (P 458) different kinds of sensors, a radar sensor e f e located at the lower part of the front r e n bumper, a front sensor camera mounted to c e the interior side of the windshield, behind G the rearview mirror, and the sonar sensors u i d located in the front and rear bumpers. e Models without Low Speed Braking Control Honda Sensing® is a driver support system which employs the use of two distinctly different kinds of sensors, a radar sensor located at the lower part of the front bumper and a front sensor camera mounted to the interior side of the windshield, behind the rearview mirror. Front Sensor Camera Radar Sensor The radar sensor is at the lower part of the front bumper. Models with Low Speed Braking Control Sonar Sensors Can assist you when there is a possibility of your vehicle colliding with a vehicle or a pedestrian detected in front of yours. The CMBSTM is designed to alert you when the potential for a collision is determined, as well as to reduce your vehicle speed to help minimize collision severity when a collision is deemed unavoidable. Low Speed Braking Control* (P 467) Using sonar sensors located on the front and rear bumpers, the vehicle detects if there is danger of a potential collision with a wall or other obstacle. The system is designed to alert you when a potential collision is determined, as well as assist in reducing speed, avoiding collisions, and reducing collision severity.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (P472) Helps maintain a constant vehicle speed and a set following-interval behind a vehicle detected ahead of yours and, if the detected vehicle comes to a stop, can decelerate and stop your vehicle, without you having to keep your foot on the brake or the accelerator. Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) (P 488) Provides steering input to help keep the vehicle in the middle of a detected lane and provides tactile and visual alerts if the vehicle is detected drifting out of its lane. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System (P 496) Q u i c k Alerts and helps to assist you when the R system detects a possibility of your vehicle e f e unintentionally crossing over detected lane r e markings and/or leaving the roadway n c e altogether. G u Traffic Sign Recognition i d e System (P500) Reminds you of road sign information, such as the current speed limit, your vehicle has just passed through, showing it on the driver information interface and the head up display*. * Not available on all models 27 Maintenance (P 539) Under the Hood (P 550) Q ● Check engine oil, engine coolant, and windshield washer u i fluid. Add when necessary. c k ● Check brake fluid. R e f ● Check the battery condition monthly. e r e n a Pull the hood release handle under the corner of the c e dashboard. G u i d e b Locate the hood latch lever, push it to the side, and then raise the hood. Once you have raised the hood slightly, you can release the lever. Wiper Blades (P 574) ● Replace blades if they leave streaks across the windshield or become noisy. Tires (P 577)
c When finished, close the hood and make sure it is firmly locked in place. ● Inspect tires and wheels regularly. ● Check tire pressures regularly. ● Install snow tires for winter driving. Lights (P 566) ● Inspect all lights regularly.
28 Handling the Unexpected (P 597)
Flat Tire (P 599) ● Park in a safe location and replace the flat tire with the compact spare tire in the trunk. Engine Won’t Start (P 605) ● If the battery is dead, jump start using a booster battery. Overheating (P 613) Q ● Park in a safe location. If you do not see u i c steam under the hood, open the hood, k R and let the engine cool down. e f e r e
n c e G u i d e
Indicators Come On (P 615) ● Identify the indicator and consult the owner’s manual. Blown Fuse (P 622) ● Check for a blown fuse if an electrical device does not operate. Emergency Towing (P 628) ● Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle. 29
What to Do If Continuously variable transmission Q models for Canadian models u i c k The power mode does not R e change from VEHICLE OFF f e r to ACCESSORY. Why? e n c e G u i d Continuously variable transmission e models The power mode does not change from ACCESSORY to VEHICLE OFF. Why? Why does the brake pedal pulsate slightly when applying the brakes? ● The steering wheel may be locked. ● Move the steering wheel left and right after pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button. The shift lever should be moved to (P. This can occur when the ABS activates and does not indicate a problem. Apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. Never pump the brake pedal. 2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) (P518)
The rear door cannot be opened from inside the vehicle. Why? Why do the doors lock after I unlocked the doors? Why does the beeper sound when I open the driver’s door? Why does a beeper sound when I walk away from the vehicle after I close the door? Why does the beeper sound when I start driving? Check if the childproof lock is in the lock position. If so, open the rear door with the outside door handle. Q u To cancel this function, slide the lever i c k up to the unlock position. R e f e r e n c e G If you do not open the doors within 30 seconds, the doors are u i d relocked automatically for security. e The beeper sounds when: ● The power mode is in ACCESSORY. ● The exterior lights are left on. 1.5 L engine models ● The Auto Idle Stop is in operation. The beeper sounds if you move outside the walk away auto lock operating range before the door completely closes. 2 Locking the doors (Walk away auto lock®) (P172) The beeper sounds when the driver and/or front passenger are not wearing their seat belts.
Q u ic k R e fe r e n c e G u id e Pressing the electric parking brake switch does not release the parking brake. Why? I’m seeing an amber indicator of a tire with an exclamation point. What is that? Depressing the accelerator pedal does not release the parking brake automatically. Why? Automatic transmission modelsWhy does the shift position automatically change to (P when I open the driver’s door to check for parking space lines when reversing? Why do I hear a screeching sound when I apply the brake pedal? Press the electric parking brake switch with the brake pedal depressed. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) needs attention. If you recently inflated or changed a tire, you have to recalibrate the system. 2 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (P446) ● Fasten the driver’s seat belt. ● Check if the transmission is in (P or (N. If so, select any other position. ● Fasten the driver’s seat belt. ● Close the driver’s door and manually change the shift position. 2 When opening the driver’s door (P424) The brake pads may need to be replaced. Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.
32 Safe Driving You can find many safety recommendations throughout this chapter, and throughout this manual.
For Safe Driving Important Safety Precautions.............. 34 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features............ 36 Safety Checklist ................................. 37 Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts........................ 38 Fastening a Seat Belt.......................... 42 Seat Belt Inspection............................ 45 Airbags Airbag System Components............... 46 Types of Airbags ................................ 49 Front Airbags (SRS) ............................ 49 Knee Airbags ..................................... 54 Side Airbags....................................... 57 Side Curtain Airbags .......................... 59 Airbag System Indicators.................... 60 Airbag Care ....................................... 63 Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers ............... 64 Safety of Infants and Small Children...... 66 Safety of Larger Children ................... 76 Exhaust Gas Hazard Carbon Monoxide Gas....................... 78 Safety Labels Label Locations .................................. 79
For Safe Driving The following pages explain your vehicle’s safety features and how to use them properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the most important. S a f Important Safety Precautions e D r i v ■ Always wear your seat belt i n g A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and wear them properly. ■ Restrain all children Children ages 12 and under should ride properly restrained in a back seat, not the front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat. Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder seat belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat. ■ Be aware of airbag hazards While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them, or are not properly restrained. Infants, young children, and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual. ■ Don’t drink and drive Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either. 1Important Safety Precautions Some states, provinces and territories prohibit the use of cell phones other than hands-free devices by the driver while driving.
■ Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely Engaging in cell phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying close attention to the road, other vehicles, and pedestrians could lead to a crash. Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to divert some attention away from driving. ■ Control your speed Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted. ■ Keep your vehicle in safe condition Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous. To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and condition frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance. ■ Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle Children, pets and people needing assistance left unattended in the vehicle may be injured if they activate one or more of the vehicle controls. They may also cause the vehicle to move, resulting in a crash in which they and/or another person(s) can be injured or killed. Also, depending on the ambient temperature, the temperature of the interior may reach extreme levels, which can result in harm or death. Even if the climate control system is on, never leave them in the vehicle unattended as the climate control system can shut off at any time. uuFor Safe DrivinguImportant Safety Precautions S a f e D r i v i n g
uuFor Safe DrivinguYour Vehicle’s Safety Features Your Vehicle’s Safety Features 10 10 9 S a f e D 6 r i v i n 11 g 7 9 11 8 12 13 Safety Cage Crush Zones 1Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to help protect you and your passengers during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush zones, a collapsible steering column, and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a sufficient crash. However, you and your passengers cannot take full advantage of these features unless you remain seated in the correct position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries if they are not used properly.
8 7 6 7 Seats and Seat-Backs Head Restraints Collapsible Steering Column Seat Belts Front Airbags
8 Knee Airbags
9 10 11 12 Side Airbags Side Curtain Airbags Door Locks Seat Belt Tensioners
13 Outer Lap Pretensioners The following checklist will help you take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers. 36
Safety Checklist For the safety of you and your passengers, make a habit of checking these items uuFor Safe DrivinguSafety Checklist 1Safety Checklist
each time before you drive. • After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure all doors are closed and locked. Locking the doors helps prevent an occupant from being ejected and an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door. 2 Locking/Unlocking the Doors from the Inside P. 177 • Adjust your seat to a position suitable for driving. Be sure the front seats are adjusted as far to the rear as possible while allowing the driver to control the vehicle. Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious or fatal injury in a crash. 2 Seats P. 212 • Adjust head restraints to the proper position. Head restraints are most effective when the center of the head restraint aligns with the center of your head. Taller persons should adjust their head restraint to the highest position. 2 Adjusting the Front and Rear Outer* Head Restraint Positions P. 219 • Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Confirm that any passengers are properly belted as well. 2 Fastening a Seat Belt P. 42 • Protect children by using seat belts or child seats according to a child’s age, height and weight. 2 Child Safety P. 64 * Not available on all models If the door and/or trunk open message appears on the driver information interface, a door and/or the trunk is not completely closed. Close all doors and the trunk tightly until the message disappears. 2 Driver Information Interface Warning and Information Messages P. 109 S a f e D r i v i n g 37
Seat Belts About Your Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device because they keep you connected to the vehicle so that you can take advantage of many built-in safety features. They also help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against any passengers, or out of the vehicle. When worn properly, seat S a f belts also keep your body properly positioned in a crash so that you can take full e D advantage of the additional protection provided by the airbags. r i v i n g In addition, seat belts help protect you in almost every type of crash, including: - frontal impacts - side impacts - rear impacts - rollovers ■ Lap/shoulder seat belts All five seating positions are equipped with lap/shoulder seat belts with emergency locking retractors. In normal driving the retractor lets you move freely while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop the retractor locks to restrain your body. The front passenger’s and rear seat belts also have a lockable retractor for use with child seats. 2 Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt P. 72 1About Your Seat Belts 3WARNING Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. If a front or rear seat passenger moves around and extends the seat belt, the lockable retractor may activate. If this happens, release the retractor by unfastening the seat belt and allow the belt to retract completely. Then refasten the belt. If you extend the seat belt too quickly, it will lock in place. If this happens, slightly retract the seat belt, then extend it slowly. Seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury.
■ Proper use of seat belts Follow these guidelines for proper use: • All occupants should sit upright, well back in the seat, and remain in that position for the duration of the trip. Slouching and leaning reduce the effectiveness of the belt and can increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. • Never place the shoulder part of a lap/shoulder seat belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash. • Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. • Do not put any accessories on the seat belts. Devices intended to improve comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. ■ Seat Belt Reminder ■ Front seats The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel to remind the driver or a front passenger or both to fasten their seat belts. If you set the power mode to ON and a seat belt is not fastened, a beeper will sound and the indicator will blink. After a few seconds, the beeper will stop and the indicator will come on and remain illuminated until the seat belt is fastened. The beeper will periodically sound and the indicator will blink while the vehicle is moving until the seat belt is fastened. uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts 1About Your Seat Belts Most states and all Canadian provinces and territories require you to wear seat belts. S a f e D r i v i n g 1Seat Belt Reminder The indicator will also come on if a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt within six seconds after the power mode is set to ON. When no one is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, the indicator will not come on and the beeper will not sound. The indicator also may not come on and the beeper may not sound when the occupant is not heavy enough to trigger the weight sensor. Such occupants (e.g., infants and smaller children) should be moved to the rear seat as a deploying front airbag likely will injure or kill them. 2 Protecting Child Passengers P. 64
uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts : Latched : Unlatched S a f e D r i v i n g ■ Rear seats Your vehicle monitors rear seat belt use. The driver information interface notifies you if any of the rear seat belts are not used. The display appears when: • A rear door is opened or closed. • Any of the rear passengers fastened or unfastened their seat belt. The beeper sounds if any rear passenger’s seat belt is unfastened while driving. To see the display: 2 Switching the Display P. 140
40 uuSeat BeltsuAbout Your Seat Belts ■ Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners 1Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners
The front seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners to enhance safety. The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts during a moderate-to severe frontal collision, sometimes even if the collision is not severe enough to inflate the front airbags or the knee airbags. The seat belt tensioners can only operate once. If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come on. Have a dealer replace the tensioner and thoroughly inspect the seat belt system as it may not offer protection in a subsequent crash. During a moderate-to-severe side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle also activates. S a f e D r i v i n g 41
uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt Fastening a Seat Belt After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well back in the seat: 2 Seats P. 212 1. Pull the seat belt out slowly. S Pull out slowly. a f e D r Correct i v i Seated n g Posture. 1Fastening a Seat Belt No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt or one that does not appear to be working correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working properly may not protect the occupant in a crash. Have a dealer check the belt as soon as possible. If the seat belt appears to be locked in a fully retracted position, firmly pull out on the shoulder belt once, then push it back in. Then smoothly pull it out of the retractor and fasten. If you are unable to release the seat belt from a fully retracted position, do not allow anyone to sit in the
Latch Plate Buckle 2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is secure. u Make sure that the belt is not twisted or caught on anything. seat, and take your vehicle to a dealer for repair. 2 About Your Seat Belts P. 38 2 Seat Belt Inspection P. 45
Lap belt as low as possible 3. Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries. 4. If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt 1Fastening a Seat Belt 3WARNING Improperly positioning the seat belts can S a f cause serious injury or death in a crash. e D r i v Make sure all seat belts are properly i n g positioned before driving. To release the belt, push the red PRESS button and then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted completely. When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is properly stowed so that it will not get caught in the closing door. Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or retractor mechanism.
■ Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor 1Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor
The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter occupants. 1. Move the anchor up and down while holding the release button. 2. Position the anchor so that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. Push After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder anchor position is secure. The shoulder anchor height can be adjusted to four levels. If the belt contacts your neck, lower the height one level at a time.
Continued 43 uuSeat BeltsuFastening a Seat Belt ■ Advice for Pregnant Women 1Advice for Pregnant Women
If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt and keep the lap part of the S a belt as low as possible across the hips. f e D Wear the shoulder belt r i v across the chest avoiding i n g the abdomen. Wear the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is okay for you to drive. To reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your unborn child that can be caused by an inflating front airbag: • When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. • When sitting in the front passenger’s seat, adjust the seat as far back as possible.
Seat Belt Inspection Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows: uuSeat BeltsuSeat Belt Inspection 1Seat Belt Inspection • Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. • Check that the latch plates and buckles work smoothly and the belts retract easily. u If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only use a mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make sure the belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract. Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after any collision. 3WARNING Not checking or maintaining seat belts can S a f result in serious injury or death if the seat e D belts do not work properly when needed. r i v i n g Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible.
45 Airbags Airbag System Components 9 11 9 10 8 6 S a f e D r i v i n g 12 9 7 9 6 9 9 46
The front, front knee, front side, and side curtain airbags are deployed according to the direction and severity of impact. Both side curtain airbags are deployed in a rollover. The airbag system includes: aTwo SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked SRS AIRBAG. bTwo knee airbags. The driver’s knee airbag is stored under the steering column; the front passenger’s knee airbag is stored under the glove box. Both are marked SRS AIRBAG. cTwo side airbags, one for the driver and one for the front passenger. The airbags are stored in the outer edges of the seat backs. Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG. dTwo side curtain airbags, one for each side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored in the ceiling, above the side windows. The front and rear pillars are marked SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG. eAn electronic control unit that, when the power mode is in ON, continually monitors information about the various impact sensors, seat and buckle sensors, rollover sensor, airbag activators, seat belt tensioners, and other vehicle information. During a crash event the unit can record such information. fAutomatic front seat belt tensioners. In addition, the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt buckles incorporate sensors that detect whether or not the belts are fastened. gDriver’s seat position sensor. This sensor detects the driver’s seat slide position to help determine the optimal deployment of the driver’s airbag. hWeight sensors in the front passenger’s seat. The sensors are used for occupant classification to activate or deactivate the front passenger’s airbag. uuAirbagsuAirbag System Components iImpact sensors that can detect a moderate-to-severe front or side impact. jAn indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the front passenger’s front airbag has been turned off. kAn indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbag system or seat belt tensioners. lA rollover sensor that can detect if your vehicle is about to roll over and signal the control unit to deploy both side curtain airbags. Continued S a f e D r i v i n g 47
uuAirbagsuAirbag System Components ■ Important Facts About Your Airbags 1Important Facts About Your Airbags
Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So, while airbags help save lives, they can cause burns, bruises, S a and other minor injuries, sometimes even fatal ones if occupants are not wearing f e their seat belts properly and sitting correctly. D r i v i n g What you should do: Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags deploy. Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates. Do not attach or place objects on the front and front knee airbag covers. Objects on the covers marked SRS AIRBAG could interfere with the proper operation of the airbags or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate. Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. When driving, keep hands and arms out of the deployment path of the front airbag by holding each side of the steering wheel. Do not cross an arm over the airbag cover.
Types of Airbags Your vehicle is equipped with four types of airbags: uuAirbagsuTypes of Airbags 1Types of Airbags
• Front airbags: Airbags in front of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. • Front knee airbags: Airbags under the steering column and under the glove box. • Side airbags: Airbags in the driver’s and front passenger’s seat-backs. • Side curtain airbags: Airbags above the side windows. Each is discussed in the following pages. Front Airbags (SRS) The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help protect the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger. SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant’s primary restraint system. ■ Housing Locations The front airbags are housed in the center of the steering wheel for the driver, and in the dashboard for the front passenger. Both airbags are marked SRS AIRBAG. Continued The airbags can inflate whenever the power mode is in ON. After an airbag inflates in a crash, you may see a small amount of smoke. This is from the combustion process of the inflator material and is not harmful. People with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. 1Front Airbags (SRS) During a frontal crash severe enough to cause one or both front airbags to deploy, the airbags can inflate at different rates, depending on the severity of the crash, whether or not the seat belts are latched, and/ or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and chest injuries in frontal crashes. S a f e D r i v i n g 49
uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) ■ Operation Front airbags are designed to inflate during moderate-to-severe frontal collisions. When the vehicle decelerates suddenly, the sensors send information to the control S a unit which signals one or both front airbags to inflate. f e D r i A frontal collision can be either head-on or angled between two vehicles, or when a v i n g vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a concrete wall. ■ How the Front Airbags Work 1How the Front Airbags Work
While your seat belt restrains your torso, the front airbag provides supplemental protection for your head and chest. The front airbags deflate immediately so that they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility or the ability to steer or operate other controls. The total time for inflation and deflation is so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in front of them. Although the driver’s and front passenger’s airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. This can happen if the severity of a collision is at the margin, or threshold, that determines whether or not the airbags will deploy. In such cases, the seat belt will provide sufficient protection, and the supplemental protection offered by the airbag would be minimal.
50 uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) ■ When front airbags should not deploy Minor frontal crashes: Front airbags were designed to supplement seat belts and help save lives, not to prevent minor scrapes, or even broken bones that might occur during a less than moderate-to-severe frontal crash. S a Side impacts: Front airbags can provide protection when a sudden deceleration f e D causes a driver or front passenger to move toward the front of the vehicle. Side r i v airbags and side curtain airbags have been specifically designed to help reduce the i n g severity of injuries that can occur during a moderate-to-severe side impact which can cause the driver or passenger to move toward the side of the vehicle. Rear impacts: Head restraints and seat belts are your best protection during a rear impact. Front airbags cannot provide any significant protection and are not designed to deploy in such collisions. Rollovers: In a rollover, your best form of protection is a seat belt or, if your vehicle is equipped with a rollover sensor, both a seat belt and a side curtain airbag. Front airbags, however, are not designed to deploy in a rollover as they would provide little if any protection. ■ When front airbags deploy with little or no visible damage Because the airbag system senses sudden deceleration, a strong impact to the vehicle framework or suspension might cause one or more of the airbags to deploy. Examples include running into a curb, the edge of a hole, or other low fixed object that causes a sudden deceleration in the vehicle chassis. Since the impact is underneath the vehicle, damage may not be readily apparent. ■ When front airbags may not deploy, even though exterior damage appears severe Since crushable body parts absorb crash energy during an impact, the amount of visible damage does not always indicate proper airbag operation. In fact, some collisions can result in severe damage but no airbag deployment because the airbags would not have been needed or would not have provided protection even if they had deployed. 51 Continued uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) ■ Advanced Airbags 1Advanced Airbags
The airbags have advanced features to help reduce the likelihood of airbag related injuries to smaller occupants. S a The driver’s advanced airbag system includes a f e seat position sensor. D r i v i n g Based on information from this sensor and the severity of the impact, the advanced airbag system determines the optimal deployment of If there is a problem with the driver’s seat position sensor or the passenger’s seat weight sensors, the SRS indicator will come on, and in the event of a crash, the airbag will deploy (regardless of the driver’s seating position or passenger’s occupant classification) with a force corresponding to the severity of the impact. 2 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator P. 60
Driver’s Seat Position Sensor the driver’s airbag.
The front passenger’s advanced airbag system uuAirbagsuFront Airbags (SRS) 1Advanced Airbags
Passenger’s Seat Weight Sensors has weight sensors. The sensors are used for occupant classification to activate or deactivate the front passenger’s airbag. For adult size occupants, the system will automatically activate the front passenger’s airbag. If a small adult sits in the front passenger seat and the system does not recognize him/her as an adult, see 2 Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator P. 61 We advise against allowing a child age 12 or under to ride in the front passenger’s seat. However, if you do allow a small child or infant to ride in the front passenger’s seat, the system is designed to automatically deactivate the front passenger’s airbag. Do not let a small child or infant ride in the front passenger’s seat if the airbag does not automatically deactivate. For the advanced front airbags to work properly, confirm that: • The occupant is sitting in an upright position, S a wearing the seat belt properly and the seat back is f e not excessively reclined. D r • The occupant is not leaning against the door or i v i n center console. g • The occupant’s feet are placed on the floor in front of them. • There are no objects hanging from the front passenger’s seat. • Only small, lightweight objects are in the seat back pocket. • The steering wheel and passenger’s side dashboard are not obstructed by any object. • No liquid has been spilled on or under the seat. • There is no child seat or other object pressing against the rear of the seat or seat back. • There is no rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. • There are no objects placed under or beside the front passenger’s seat. Improperly positioned objects can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. • The head restraint is not contacting the roof. 2 Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator P. 61 • The floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is set in the correct position evenly on the floor. An improperly placed mat can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. 2 Floor Mats P. 591
uuAirbagsuKnee Airbags Knee Airbags The knee SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help keep the driver and/or front passenger in the proper position and to help maximize the benefit provided by the vehicle’s other safety features. S a SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to f e supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant’s primary D r i restraint system. v i n g ■ Housing Locations The knee airbag for the driver and the one for the front passenger are housed under the steering column and the glove box respectively. Both are marked SRS AIRBAG. Housing Location Housing Location 1Knee Airbags Do not attach accessories on or near a knee airbag as they can interfere with the proper operation of the airbag, or even hurt someone if the airbag inflates. The driver and front passenger should not store any items under the seat or behind their feet. The items can interfere with proper airbag deployment in the event of a moderate to severe frontal collision and may result in inadequate protection.
■ Operation When inflated Knee Airbag When inflated Knee Airbag uuAirbagsuKnee Airbags The driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbag deploy at the same time as the driver’s and S a front passenger’s airbag respectively. f e D r i Even if the collision is not severe enough to v i n g deploy the front airbags, the knee airbags may inflate alone. 55 Continued
uuAirbagsuKnee Airbags ■ When the knee airbags deploy with little or no visible damage Because the airbag system senses sudden deceleration, a strong impact to the vehicle framework or suspension might cause one or more of the airbags to deploy. Examples include running into a curb, the edge of a hole, or other low fixed object S a that causes a sudden deceleration in the vehicle chassis. Since the impact is f e D underneath the vehicle, damage may not be readily apparent. r i v i n g ■ When the knee airbags may not deploy, even though exterior damage appears severe Since crushable body parts absorb crash energy during an impact, the amount of visible damage does not always indicate proper airbag operation. In fact, some collisions can result in severe damage but no airbag deployment because the airbags would not have been needed or would not have provided protection even if they had deployed. 56
Side Airbags The side airbags help protect the torso and pelvis of the driver or a front passenger uuAirbagsuSide Airbags 1Side Airbags during a moderate-to-severe side impact. ■ Housing Locations The side airbags are housed in the outside edge of the driver’s and passenger’s seat backs. Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG. Housing Location ■ Operation Make sure you and your front seat passenger always sit upright. Leaning into the path of a side airbag can prevent the airbag from deploying properly and S a increases your risk of serious injury. f e D r Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags. i v i n They can interfere with the proper operation of the g airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates. Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers without consulting a dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from properly deploying during a side impact.
When inflated Side Airbag When the sensors detect a moderate-to severe side impact, the control unit signals the side airbag on the impact side to immediately inflate. Continued 57
uuAirbagsuSide Airbags ■ When a side airbag deploys with little or no visible damage Because the airbag system senses sudden acceleration, a strong impact to the side of the vehicle’s framework can cause a side airbag to deploy. In such cases, there may be little or no damage, but the side impact sensors detected a severe enough S a impact to deploy the airbag. f e D r i v ■ When a side airbag may not deploy, even though visible damage appears i n g severe It is possible for a side airbag not to deploy during an impact that results in apparently severe damage. This can occur when the point of impact was toward the far front or rear of the vehicle, or when the vehicle’s crushable body parts absorbed most of the crash energy. In either case, the side airbag would not have been needed nor provided protection even if it had deployed. 58
Side Curtain Airbags The side curtain airbags help protect the heads of the driver and passengers in the uuAirbagsuSide Curtain Airbags 1Side Curtain Airbags
outer seating positions during a moderate-to-severe side impact. The side curtain airbags equipped in this vehicle are also designed to help reduce the likelihood of partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes. ■ Housing Locations The side curtain airbags are located in the ceiling above the side windows on both sides of the vehicle. Side Curtain Airbag Storage ■ Operation The side curtain airbag is designed to deploy in a rollover or a moderate-to-severe side impact. Deployed Side Curtain Airbag Continued To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts properly and sit upright and well back in their seats. Do not attach any objects to the side windows or roof pillars as they can interfere with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags. If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side curtain airbag deploys even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle. If the SRS control unit senses that your vehicle is about to rollover, it immediately deploys both side curtain airbags and activates both front seat belt tensioners. S a f e D r i v i n g 59
uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators ■ When side curtain airbags deploy in a frontal collision One or both side curtain airbags may also inflate in a moderate-to-severe angled frontal collision. S a f Airbag System Indicators e D r i v If a problem occurs in the airbag system, the SRS indicator will come on and a i n g message appears on the driver information interface. ■ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator 1Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator
■ When the power mode is set to ON The indicator comes on for a few seconds, then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly. 3WARNING Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem.
If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, have the system checked by a dealer as soon as possible. If you don’t, your airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when they are needed. 60 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators ■ Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator 1Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator
U.S. Canada ■ When the passenger front airbag off indicator comes on The indicator comes on to alert you that the front passenger’s airbag has been turned off. This occurs if the seat is empty or when the weight sensors determine that a small child or infant is on the passenger seat. To ensure the passenger is detected properly, confirm that: • The occupant is sitting in an upright position, S a wearing the seat belt properly and the seat back is f e not excessively reclined. D r • The occupant is not leaning against the door or i v i n center console. g • The occupant’s feet are placed on the floor in front of them. • There are no objects hanging from the front passenger’s seat. • Only small, lightweight objects are in the seat back
Children age 12 or under should always ride properly restrained in a back seat. 2 Child Safety P. 64 If the indicator is on in the event of a crash, the front passenger’s airbag will not deploy. The front passenger’s knee airbag will not deploy, either. pocket. • No liquid has been spilled on or under the seat. • There is no child seat or other object pressing against the rear of the seat or seat back. • There is no rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. • There are no objects placed under or beside the front passenger’s seat. Improperly positioned objects can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. • The floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is set in the correct position evenly on the floor. An improperly placed mat can interfere with the advanced airbag sensors. • The head restraint is not contacting the roof.
Continued 61 uuAirbagsuAirbag System Indicators 1Passenger Front Airbag Off Indicator The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and go off periodically if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. For a small adult, S a depending on physique and posture, the system may f e not recognize him/her as an adult and thus deactivate D r the front passenger’s airbag. i v i n If this occurs, please confirm that the conditions set g forth in the above bullet points on the previous page are met. If the above conditions are met and the indicator is still on, then with the transmission in (P, set the power mode to OFF and back to ON. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if: • All of the above conditions are met, and the indicator comes on with an adult seated in the front passenger seat. • The seat is empty and the indicator is off. Do not allow an adult passenger to ride in the front seat when the indicator is on. 62
Airbag Care You do not need to, and should not, perform any maintenance on or replace any uuAirbagsuAirbag Care 1Airbag Care airbag system components yourself. However, you should have your vehicle inspected by a dealer in the following situations: ■ When the airbags have deployed If an airbag has inflated, the control unit and other related parts must be replaced. Similarly, once an automatic seat belt tensioner has been activated, it must be replaced. ■ When the vehicle has been in a moderate-to-severe collision Even if the airbags did not inflate, have your dealer inspect the following: the driver’s seat position sensor, weight sensors in the passenger’s seat, front seat belt tensioners, and each seat belt that was worn during the crash. ■ Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting a dealer This would likely disable or affect the proper operation of the driver’s seat position sensor or the weight sensors in the passenger’s seat. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, contact a Honda dealer, or for U.S. vehicles, American Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009 and for Canadian vehicles, Honda Canada Customer Relations at 1-888-9-HONDA-9. We recommend against the use of salvaged airbag system components, including the airbag, tensioners, sensors, and control unit. S a f e D r i v i n g
Child Safety Protecting Child Passengers Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death of children ages 12 and under. S a f To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state, Canadian province e D and territory requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they ride r i v in a vehicle. i n g Children should sit properly restrained in a rear seat. This is because: • An inflating front or side airbag can injure or kill a child sitting in the front seat. • A child in the front seat is more likely to interfere with the driver’s ability to safely control the vehicle. • Statistics show that children of all sizes and ages are safer when they are properly restrained in a rear seat. 1Protecting Child Passengers 3WARNING Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt, using a booster seat if necessary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children ages 12 and under be properly restrained in a rear seat. Some states or provinces/territories have laws restricting where children may ride.
• Any child who is too small to wear a seat belt correctly must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle using either the seat belt or the lower anchors of the LATCH system. • Never hold a child on your lap because it is impossible to protect them in the event of a collision. • Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt would likely press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries. • Never let two children use the same seat belt. Both children could be very seriously injured in a crash. • Do not allow children to operate the doors, windows or seat adjustments. • Do not leave children in the vehicle unattended, especially in hot weather when the inside of the vehicle can get hot enough to kill them. They could also activate vehicle controls causing it to move unexpectedly. uuChild SafetyuProtecting Child Passengers 1Protecting Child Passengers 3WARNING Allowing a child to play with a seat belt or S a f wrap one around their neck can result in e D serious injury or death. r i v i n g Instruct children not to play with any seat belt and make sure any unused seat belt a child can reach is buckled, fully retracted, and locked. To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way. To remind you of the passenger’s front airbag hazards and child safety, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. 2 Safety Labels P. 79
65 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children Safety of Infants and Small Children ■ Protecting Infants 1Protecting Infants
An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat until the infant reaches the seat manufacturer’s weight or height limit for the seat. S a ■ Positioning a rear-facing child seat f e Child seats must be placed and secured in a D r i rear seating position. v i n g When properly installed, a rear-facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat all the way back, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position. Make sure that there is no contact between the child seat and the seat in front of it. It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. 2 Airbags P. 46 If this occurs, we recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passenger’s seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat. 3WARNING Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a crash. Always place a rear-facing child seat in the rear seat, not the front. Experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat for a child so long as the child’s height and weight are appropriate for a rear-facing seat. Infants should never be seated in a forward-facing position. Always refer to the child seat manufacturer’s instructions before installation. Do not allow a front seat to rest against a child seat installed in a rear seating position: The weight sensor in the front seat may not correctly detect the actual weight of the occupant.
66 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Protecting Smaller Children 1Protecting Smaller Children
If a child has exceeded the weight and height limitations of a rearward-facing child seat, the child should be properly restrained in a firmly secured forward-facing child seat until they exceed the weight and height limitations for the forward-facing child seat. ■ Forward-facing child seat placement We strongly recommend placing a forward facing child seat in a rear seating position. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can be hazardous, even with advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off. A rear seat is the safest place for a child. 3WARNING Placing a forward-facing child seat in the S a f front seat can result in serious injury or e D death if the front airbag inflates. r i v i n g If you must place a forward-facing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. Educate yourself about the laws and regulations regarding child seat use where you are driving, and follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Continued 67 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Selecting a Child Seat 1Selecting a Child Seat
Most child seats are LATCH-compatible (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children). Some have a rigid-type connector, while others have a flexible-type connector. Both S a are equally easy to use. Some existing and previously owned child seats can only be f e installed using the seat belt. Whichever type you choose, follow the child seat D r i manufacturer’s use and care instructions including recommended expiration dates v i n g as well as the instructions in this manual. Proper installation is key to maximizing your child’s safety. In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed using the seat belt and a top tether for added security. This is because all child seats are required to be designed so that they can be secured with a lap belt or the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. In addition, the child seat manufacturer may advise that a seat belt be used to attach a LATCH-compatible seat once a child reaches a specified weight. Please read the child seat owner’s manual for proper installation instructions. ■ Important consideration when selecting a child seat Make sure the child seat meets the following three requirements: • The child seat is the correct type and size for the child. • The child seat is the correct type for the seating position. • The child seat is compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Installation of a LATCH-compatible child seat is simple. LATCH-compatible child seats have been developed to simplify the installation process and reduce the likelihood of injuries caused by incorrect installation.
68 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat 1Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat
A LATCH-compatible child seat can be installed in either of the two outer rear seats. A child seat is attached to the lower anchors with either the rigid or flexible type of connectors. 1. Locate the anchor marks affixed to the base of the seat cushion. 2. Pull out the anchor covers under the marks to expose the lower anchors. 3WARNING Never attach two child seats to the same S a f anchor. In a collision, one anchor may not e D be strong enough to hold two child seat r i v attachments and may break, causing i n g
serious injury or death. Marks
Covers Lower Anchors Rigid Type Flexible Type 3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the child seat to the lower anchors according to the instructions that came with the child seat. u When installing the child seat, make sure that the lower anchors are not obstructed by the seat belt or any other object. For your child’s safety, when using a child seat installed using the LATCH system, make sure that the child seat is properly secured to the vehicle. A child seat that is not properly secured will not adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause injury to the child or other vehicle occupants.
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S a fe D r i v i n g Straight top tether type in seat position with adjustable headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Other top tether type in seat position with adjustable headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor 4. Open the tether anchor cover behind the head restraint. Seat position with adjustable headrest 5. Put the head restraint to its upper-most position, then route the tether strap between the head restraint legs, and secure the tether strap hook to the anchor.
Straight top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Other top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Straight top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest 5. Route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint and secure the tether strap hook to the anchor. Other top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest 5. Route the tether strap over the side of the head restraint and secure the tether strap hook to the anchor. All models 6. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the child seat manufacturer. 7. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by rocking it forward and back and side to side; little movement should be felt. 8. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is activated, and the belt is fully retracted and locked. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children 1Installing a LATCH-Compatible Child Seat 3WARNING Using the outer rear seats' inner anchors to S a f secure a LATCH-compatible child seat in the e D center seating position may result in failure r i v of the child seat, causing injury or death. i n g Only use the outer rear seats' inner anchors to install a child seat in the center seating position if the manufacturer's instructions expressly permit. Installing a LATCH-compatible child seat in the rear center seat Each outer rear seat is equipped with a pair of lower anchors which are used to secure a LATCH-compatible child seat. The rear center seat, however, is not equipped with anchors of any kind. The inner and outer anchors are spaced apart at a standard distance of 11 inches (280 mm). The distance between the two inner anchors is 15.4 inches (390 mm). LATCH-compatible restraint systems that are fitted with rigid-type attachments cannot be installed in the rear center seat. However, a system fitted with flexible-type attachments can be installed in the center seat, provided that the manufacturer’s instructions for that system permit the use of the inner anchors with the stated spacing. Before seating a child, make sure that the system is properly attached to both the lower anchors and tether anchors.
Continued 71 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt
A child seat can be installed with a lap/shoulder belt in any rear seat or, if absolutely necessary, the front passenger seat. S a 1. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat. f e 2. Route the seat belt through the child seat D r i according to the seat manufacturer’s v i n g instructions, and insert the latch plate into the buckle. u Insert the latch plate fully until it clicks. 3. Slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops. This activates the lockable retractor. 4. Let the seat belt retract a few inches and check that the retractor has switched modes by pulling on the webbing. It should not pull out again until it is reset by removing the latch plate from the buckle. u If you are able to pull the shoulder belt out, the lockable retractor is not activated. Slowly pull the seat belt all the way out, and repeat steps 3 – 4. A child seat that is not properly secured will not adequately protect a child in a crash and may cause injury to the child or other vehicle occupants.
5. Grab the shoulder part of the seat belt near the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. u When doing this, place your weight on the child seat and push it into the vehicle seat. 6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by rocking it forward and back and side to side; less than one inch of movement should occur near the seat belt. 7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is activated, and the belt is fully retracted and locked. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children 1Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way. S a f e D r i v i n g
Continued 73 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children ■ Adding Security with a Tether 1Adding Security with a Tether
A tether anchor point is provided behind each Always use a tether for forward-facing child seats
whether using the seat belt or lower anchors. Tether Anchor Points rear seating position. If you have a child seat S a that comes with a tether but can be installed f e with a seat belt, the tether may be used for D Cover r additional security. i v i n g 1. Locate the appropriate tether anchor point and lift the cover. Anchor
Straight top tether type in seat position with adjustable headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Other top tether type in seat position with adjustable headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Seat position with adjustable headrest 2. Pull up the head restraint to its upper-most position, then route the tether strap between the head restraint legs. Make sure the strap is not twisted.
Straight top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Other top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest Tether Strap Hook Anchor Straight top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest 2. Route the tether strap over the top of the head restraint. Make sure the strap is not twisted. Other top tether type in seat position with fixed headrest 2. Route the tether strap over the side of the head restraint. Make sure the strap is not twisted. All models 3. Secure the tether strap hook to the anchor. 4. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the child seat manufacturer. uuChild SafetyuSafety of Infants and Small Children S a f e D r i v i n g
uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children Safety of Larger Children ■ Protecting Larger Children The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who S a must sit in front. f e D r i v ■ Checking Seat Belt Fit i n g When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/ shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the following questions. ■ Checklist • Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? • Does the shoulder belt cross between the child’s neck and arm? • Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? • Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat. 1Safety of Larger Children 3WARNING Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger’s front airbag inflates. If a larger child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly, using a booster seat if needed.
76 uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children ■ Booster Seats 1Booster Seats
If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used properly, position the child in a booster seat in the rear seat. For the child’s safety, check that the child meets the booster seat manufacturer’s recommendations. ■ Protecting Larger Children - Final Checks Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front: • Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information in this manual. • Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible. • Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat. • Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the seat. ■ Monitoring child passengers We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up properly. When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the instructions that came with it, and install the seat accordingly. S a There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a f e booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat D r belt correctly. i v i n g Some U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or province, or territory where you intend to drive.
Exhaust Gas Hazard Carbon Monoxide Gas The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon monoxide gas will not get into the interior. S a ■ Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever f e D • The exhaust system is making an unusual noise. r i v • The exhaust system may have been damaged. i n g • The vehicle is raised for an oil change. When you operate a vehicle with the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below. 1. Select the fresh air mode. 2. Select the mode. 3. Set the fan speed to high. 4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting. Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running. 1Carbon Monoxide Gas 3WARNING Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide. An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up with carbon monoxide gas. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the garage immediately after starting the engine.
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