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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Accord was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure.

One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner’s manual in your vehicle so you can refer to it at any time.

Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

Maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance minder shown in the instrument panel helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns.

Introduction

As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.

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Introduction

California Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: defects or other reproductive harm.

This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth

Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component. This data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the vehicle owner.

Service Diagnostic Recorders This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential.

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Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.

To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.

Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You must use your own good judgement.

A Few Words About Safety

You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including:

Safety Labels − Safety Messages

on the vehicle. − three signal words: These signal words mean:

,

preceded by a safety alert symbol DANGER WARNING

, or

. CAUTION

and one of

You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

Safety Headings

− Safety Precautions.

such as Important Safety Reminders or Important

Safety Section Instructions −

such as Driver and Passenger Safety.

− how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.

This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully.



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2008 Accord Coupe Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents

Owner's Identification Form

Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety .............................................................................................................................. iii Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ...................................................................................................... 3 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) .......................................................... 5 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) ......................................... 53 Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink and other convenience items)... 121 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break- in, and cargo loading) ............................................................................ 247 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ...................................................................................................... 267 Maintenance (minder, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage)...................................................... 295 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, dead battery, overheating, and fuses) ..................................... 347 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ................................................ 373 Warranty and Customer Relations (U. S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ......... 391 Authorized Manuals (U. S. only) (how to order) ........................................................................................... 395 Index ............................................................................................................................... ...................................... I

Service Information Summary ( fluid capacities and tire pressures)

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Overview of Contents

Contents A convenient reference to the sections in this manual.

Your Vehicle at a Glance A quick reference to the main controls in your vehicle.

Driver and Passenger Safety Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicle’s seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints.

Instruments and Controls Explains the purpose of each instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use the controls on the dashboard and steering column.

Features How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.

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Before Driving What gasoline to use, how to break- in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.

Driving The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park; plus what you need to know if you’re planning to tow a trailer.

Maintenance The maintenance minder shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer for maintenance service. There is also a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them.

Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them.

Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.

Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada only) A summary of the warranties covering your new vehicle, and how to contact us for any reason. Refer to your warranty manual for detailed information.

Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) How to order manuals and other technical literature.

Index

Service Information Summary A summary of the information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.

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Your Vehicle at a Glance

INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS GAUGES

(P.63)

(P.55)

MOONROOF SWITCH * (P.108)

HOMELINK BUTTONS * (P.213)

CLOCK COMPASS

(P.201)



(P.206)

DRIVER’S FRONT (P.9, 23) AIRBAG

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.102)

POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.80)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.104)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.252)

TRUNK RELEASE LEVER FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE LEVER

(P.249)

(P.90)

PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG

(P.9, 23)

HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.122) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.127)

AUDIO SYSTEM (P.135)

MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.270) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.273)

ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.114)

AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.199)

U.S. EX-L V6 model without navigation system is shown.

: *

If equipped

Y o u r V e h i c l e a t

a G l a n c e

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Your Vehicle at a Glance

HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS/ FOG LIGHTS * (P.70, 73)

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REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.198)

VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.283)

STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.76)

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NAVIGATION SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS * (P.218)

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INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.73)

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS

(P.69)

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30)

HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.74)

INTERFACE DIAL * (P.161)

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HORN *

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CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.210)

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.75)

SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.101)



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To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. If equipped Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual.

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Driver and Passenger Safety

This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passengers. It shows you how to use seat belts. It explains how your airbags work. And it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle.

Important Safety Precautions Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Protecting Adults and Teens

1. Close and Lock the Doors 2. Adjust the Front Seats 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs 4. Adjust the Head Restraints 5. Fasten and Position the

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. 6 . 7 . 11 . 11 . 11 . 12 . 13

Seat Belts

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