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2013 Odyssey Owner’s Manual (Unlinked)

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© 2012 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved

P/N 00X31-TK8-



This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold.

2 Safe Driving P. 25 For Safe Driving P. 26

Seat Belts P. 30

Airbags P. 39

This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your particular model.

Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover) represent features and equipment that are available on some, but not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these features.

This owner’s manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and Canada.

The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.

2 Instrument Panel P. 71 Indicators P. 72

Gauges and Displays P. 86

2 Controls P. 107 Setting the Clock P. 108 Security System P. 133 Adjusting the Mirrors P. 151 Heating and Cooling * P. 182

Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 109 Opening and Closing the Windows P. 136

2 Features P. 193 Audio System P. 194 Rear Entertainment System * P. 236

Audio System Basic Operation P. 197 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver * P. 252

2 Driving P. 279 Before Driving P. 280 Rearview Camera P. 317

Towing a Trailer P. 285 Refueling P. 318

2 Maintenance P. 323 Before Performing Maintenance P. 324 Maintenance Minder™ P. 327 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 358 Remote Control and Wireless Headphone Care * P. 374

2 Handling the Unexpected P. 381 Tools P. 382 Overheating P. 396 When You Cannot Open or Close the Tailgate P. 410 2 Information P. 411 Specifications P. 412 Warranty Coverages P. 419

Identification Numbers P. 414 Authorized Manuals P. 421

If a Tire Goes Flat P. 383 Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 398

Child Safety P. 54

Exhaust Gas Hazard P. 68

Safety Labels P. 69

Opening and Closing the Tailgate P. 119 Opening and Closing the Moonroof * P. 139 Adjusting the Seats P. 153 Climate Control System * P. 186

Opening and Closing the Sliding Doors P. 125 Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel P. 140 Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items P. 168

Audio Error Messages P. 230 Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® P. 254

General Information on the Audio System P. 232 Compass * P. 277

When Driving P. 291 Fuel Economy P. 321

Braking P. 308 Accessories and Modifications P. 322

Parking Your Vehicle P. 312


Quick Reference Guide P. 2

Safe Driving P. 25

Instrument Panel P. 71

Controls P. 107

Features P. 193

Driving P. 279

Maintenance P. 323

Maintenance Under the Hood P. 335 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 362 Heating and Cooling System */Climate Control System * Maintenance P. 376

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 347 Battery P. 371

Remote Transmitter Care P. 372 Cleaning P. 377

Handling the Unexpected P. 381

Engine Does Not Start P. 392 Fuses P. 403

Jump Starting P. 393 Emergency Towing P. 409

Shift Lever Does Not Move P. 395

Devices that Emit Radio Waves P. 415 Customer Service Information P. 422

Reporting Safety Defects P. 416 Gracenote® End User License Agreement P. 423

Emissions Testing P. 417

Information P. 411

Index P. 425

Quick Reference Guide Visual Index

(Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System OFF) Button (P300) (Blind Spot Information (BSI) System) OFF Button * (P306)

❙ ❙ ❙ Power Sliding Door Switch * (P127) ❙ Power Tailgate Switch * (P121) ❙ Parking Sensor System Switch * (P313)

❙ System Indicators (P72) ❙ Gauges (P86) ❙ Information Display * (P87) ❙ Multi-Information Display * (P98) ❙ Hazard Warning Button ❙ Heating and Cooling System * (P182) ❙ Climate Control System * (P186) ❙ Seat Heater Switches * (P180) ❙ Rear Window Defogger (P147) ❙ Heated Mirror Button * (P147) ❙ Audio System (P194) ❙ Rear Entertainment System * (P236) ❙ Navigation System * () See Navigation System Manual ❙ Accessory Power Sockets (P175) ❙ Cool Box Switch * (P172) ❙ Center Pocket (P172) ❙ Auxiliary Input Jack (P195) ❙ Driving Position Memory System Buttons * (P148)

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❙ Headlights/Turn Signals (P141) ❙ Fog Lights * (P143) ❙ Cruise Control Buttons (P297) ❙ Wipers/Washers (P144) ❙ ❙ Brightness Control (P146) ❙ Shift Lever Automatic Transmission (P294)

(SEL/RESET) Knob (P87, 98)

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❙ Horn (Press an area around ❙ Ignition Switch (P140) ❙ SEL/RESET Button * (P101) ❙



(Information) Button * (P101)

❙ Steering Wheel Adjustments (P150) ❙ Navigation System Voice Control Buttons * () See Navigation System Manual ❙ Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System Buttons (P254) ❙ Audio Remote Control Buttons (P198)

* Not available on all models


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Visual Index

❙ Power Window Switches (P136) ❙ Master Door Lock Switch (P113) ❙ Door Mirror Controls (P152)

❙ Rearview Mirror (P151) ❙ Driver’s Side Fuse Box (P405) ❙ Driver's Front Airbag (P42) ❙ Passenger's Front Airbag (P42) ❙ Glove Box (P170)

❙ USB Adapter Cable (P195)

❙ Passenger’s Side Fuse Box (P406)

❙ Parking Brake Pedal (P308) ❙ Hood Release Handle (P336) ❙ Fuel Fill Door Release Handle (P319) ❙ Coin Pocket


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❙ Accessory Power Socket (P175) ❙ AC Power Outlet * (P176) ❙ Auxiliary Input Jacks * (P236) ❙ Coat Hooks (P177) ❙ Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) (P62) ❙ Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat (P64) ❙ Side Curtain Airbags (P49)

❙ Coat Hooks (P177) ❙ Grab Handle ❙ Seat Belts (P30) ❙ Sunglasses Holder (P179) ❙ HomeLink® Button * (P252) ❙ Moonroof Switch * (P139) ❙ Map Lights (P169) ❙ Sun Visors ❙ Vanity Mirrors ❙ Front Seat (P153) ❙ Removable Center Console * (P170) ❙ Side Airbags (P46) ❙ Flip-up Trash Bag Ring * (P171) ❙ Second Row Seat (P154, 161)

❙ Second Row Multi-Functional Center Seat * (P154, 164) ❙ Integrated Sunshades * (P181)

❙ Third Row Seat (P154, 161) ❙ Folding the One-Motion Third Row Magic Seat (P165)

* Not available on all models


Visual Index

❙ Maintenance Under the Hood (P335) ❙ Windshield Wipers (P144, 358) ❙ Power Door Mirrors (P152) ❙ Door Lock/Unlock Control (P111)

❙ Headlights (P141, 347) ❙ Front Turn Signal/Parking/Side Marker Lights (P141, 352)

❙ Tires (P362, 383) ❙ Fog Lights * (P143, 351)

❙ Opening/Closing the Sliding Doors (P125) ❙ How to Refuel (P319) ❙ High-Mount Brake Light (P357) ❙ Opening/Closing the Tailgate (P119)

❙ Rearview Camera (P317)

❙ Brake/Taillights (P353) ❙ Back-Up/Taillights (P355) ❙ Rear Turn Signal Lights (P353) ❙ Rear Side Marker Lights (P353)

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Safe Driving (P25)

Airbags (P39) ● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and

your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.

Child Safety (P54) ● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat. ● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat. ● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

Exhaust Gas Hazard (P68) ● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain

carbon monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon monoxide gas can accumulate.

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Seat Belts (P30) ● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well

back in the seat.

● Check that your passengers are wearing

their seat belts correctly.