Quick Links. Table of Contents. Use these links and links throughout this manual to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www. Owner's Identification Form. A Few Words About Safety
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Quick Links. Table of Contents. Use these links and links throughout this manual to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www. Owner's Identification Form. A Few Words About Safety Your Car at a Glance. Driver and Passenger Safety. Proper use and care of your car's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and. Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.
Comfort and Convenience. How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving. What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new car, and how to load luggage and other cargo. The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your car to the dealer.
Tips on cleaning and protecting your car. Things to look for if your car ever needs body repairs. Taking Care of the. This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.
A summary of the warranties covering your new Honda, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals U. How to order manuals and other technical literature. Service Information Summary. A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. Warranty and Customer Relations U. Honda Motor Co. Page 3: Introduction This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is to information is intended to help you read this manual.
In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and avoid damage to your Honda, other convenience items. And operating this including: car safely is an important responsibility.
Safety Labels on the car. Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of Adjust the Front Seats Protecting Small Children..
Adjust the Seat-Backs Protecting Larger Children.. Adjust the Head Restraints. Using Child Seats with shows you how to use seat belts 5. Some safety features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment; But in most cases, seat belts Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious can reduce your risk of serious injury or death in a crash, even They are designed to supplement the seat belts.
Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, rollovers, or minor frontal or side collisions. Page Protecting Adults Protecting Adults To reduce the chance of injury, wear Most shorter drivers can get far your seat belt properly, sit upright enough away from the steering with your back against the seat, and wheel and still reach the pedals. Sitting too close to a front move the seat away from the airbag can result in serious However, if you are concerned about Page Adjust The Seat-Backs Protecting Adults Adjust the Seat-Backs A front passenger should also adjust the seat-back to an upright position, but as far from the dashboard as Reclining the seat-back too far possible.
A passenger who sits too can result in serious injury or close to the dashboard could be death in a crash. Page Adjust The Head Restraints Protecting Adults Adjust the Head Restraints Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their then tug on the belt to make sure the effectiveness and you can be belt is securely latched.
Also check that the belt is not twisted, because a seriously injured in a crash. Page 19 Protecting Adults If necessary, pull up on the belt again If the seat belt touches or crosses to remove any slack from the your neck, or if it crosses your arm shoulder part, then check that the instead of your shoulder, you need to belt rests across the center of your adjust the seat belt anchor height. Page Adjust The Steering Wheel Anyone using a seat belt that is not working properly can be seriously injured or killed.
Have your Honda dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page for additional information about your seat belt system and how to take care of your belts. For After all occupants have adjusted example, if an occupant slouches, Sitting improperly or out of their seats and put on seat belts, it is lies down, turns sideways, sits position can result in serious very important that they continue to This will reduce the risk could be very seriously injured in a of injuries to both the mother and crash.
Page Protecting Children Protecting Children All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in car crashes because they Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be are either unrestrained or not seriously injured or killed in a properly restrained.
Page 29 Protecting Children General Guidelines for Using Selecting a Child Seat Child Seats To provide proper protection, a child The following pages give general seat should meet three guidelines for selecting and installing requirements: child seats for infants and small children. The child seat should meet safety The child seat should standards. Small children: Not recommended, due to the front airbag hazard. After selecting a proper child seat, driving maneuvers as well as during Make sure the child is properly and a good position to install the seat, a collision, we recommend that strapped in the child seat there are three main steps in Page 33 Protecting Children Protecting Infants Rear-Facing Child Seat Placement In this car, a rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in in the back seat, but not in the front serious injury or death if the seat.
Page 35 Protecting Children To activate the lockable retractor, After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side to side to slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, the belt near the buckle and pull verify that it is secure enough to then let the belt feed back into the Page 36 Protecting Children To deactivate the locking Rear-Facing Child Seat Installation mechanism and remove a child seat, Tips unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract.
For proper protection, an infant must ride in a reclined, or semi-reclined position. Page Protecting Small Children Protecting Children Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we Child Seat Placement recommend those that have a five- In this car, the best place to install a point harness system as shown. Page 39 Protecting Children To activate the lockable retractor, After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side to side to slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, the belt near the buckle and pull verify that it is secure enough to then let the belt feed back into the Page Protecting Larger Children Protecting Children To deactivate the locking Protecting Larger Children mechanism in order to remove a When a child reaches the child restraint system, unlatch the recommended weight or height limit Allowing a larger child to sit buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let for a forward-facing child seat, the improperly in the front seat can the belt fully retract.
Page 41 Protecting Children their thighs as shown, the child is Checking Seat Belt Fit Do not put any accessories on a seat probably big enough to wear the seat Devices intended to improve belt. Canada recommend that all children ages 12 and under be properly Even then, the child may still need to restrained in the back seat.
Page 43 Protecting Children Of course, children vary widely. Lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back between the legs of the head restraint. Page 45 Protecting Children You can also remove the rear head To attach the tether to the child seat, restraints see page. Page 47 Protecting Children You can also remove the rear head restraints see page. Make sure to replace the rear head restraints when the child seats are not in use.
The belt The tensioners are independent of will retract, but it will not allow the the airbag system, so they can be Page Seat Belt Maintenance U.
Models For information on how to clean your Honda provides a lifetime warranty seat belts, see page on seat belts. Honda will repair or replace any seat belt component that fails to function properly during normal use. Please see your Page 52 Additional Information About Your Airbags During a frontal crash, your seat The total time for inflation and belts help restrain your lower body deflation is approximately one-tenth and torso. Your airbag provides a of a second, so fast that most cushion to help restrain and protect occupants are not aware that the your head and chest.
Driver and Passenger Safety Page Airbag Service If rain or spilled water soaks into a seat-back, it can any airbag by yourself. This must prevent the side airbag system be done by a Honda dealer or a knowledgeable body shop. The SRS indicator light alerts you Take your car to an to a problem.
Page Safety Labels U. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. Emergency Trunk Opener..
All the essential Speedometer Seat Adjustments Front Seat Adjustments Page 64 Indicator Lights U. This indicator lights when you turn airbags the ignition switch ON II. See page not closed tightly. Turn Signal and information on the headlight Hazard Warning controls. Page 69 If this maintenance is when you first turn the ignition done by someone other than your switch to ON II , and then flash for Honda dealer, reset the indicator as ten seconds.
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