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with enough force to kill or very seriously injure a small child.

Larger Children Children who have outgrown child seats are also at risk of being injured or killed by an inflating passenger airbag. Whenever possible, larger children should sit in the back seat, properly restrained with a seat belt. (See page 35 for important information about protecting larger children.)

Main MenuTable of Contentsst U.S. Models To remind you of the passenger's airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in the back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard and on the driver's and front passenger's visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

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If You Must Drive with Several Children Your vehicle has two seating positions in the back seat where children can be properly restrained.

If you ever have to carry more than two children in your vehicle:

Place the largest child in the front seat, provided the child is large enough to wear a seat belt properly (see page 35).

Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 11).

Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 16).

Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 14).

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Additional Safety Precaution Do not leave children alone in your vehicle. Leaving children without adult supervision is illegal in most states and can be very hazardous. For example, infants and small children left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke. And children left alone with the key in the ignition can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others.

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If a Child Requires Close Attention Many parents say they prefer to put an infant or small child in the front passenger seat so they can watch the child, or because the child requires attention.

Placing a child in the front seat exposes them to hazards from the airbag, and paying close attention to a child distracts the driver from the important tasks of driving, creating serious safety risks.

If a child requires physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in the back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front.

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General Guidelines for Using Child Seats The following pages give general guidelines for selecting and installing child seats for infants and small children.

Selecting a Child Seat To provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements:

1.

The child seat should meet safety standards. The child seat should meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213
(FMVSS 213) or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Look for the manufacturer's statement of compliance on the box and seat.

2.

The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child.

Infants: Children up to about one year old should be restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat. Only rear-facing seats provide the support an infant needs to protect their head, neck, and back. See page 27 for additional information on protecting infants.

Small Children: A child who is too large for a rear-facing child seat, and who can sit up without support, should be restrained in a forward- facing child seat. See page 31 for additional information on protecting small children.

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The child seat should fit the vehicle seating position (or positions) where it will be used.

Due to variations in the design of child seats, vehicle seats, and seat belts, all child seats will not fit all vehicle seating positions.

Whenever possible, we recommend that parents test a child seat in the specific vehicle seating position (or positions) where they intend to use the seat before making a purchase. If a previously purchased child seat does not fit, you may need to buy a different one that will fit.

However, Honda is confident that one or more child seat models can fit and be properly installed in all recommended seating positions in your vehicle.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Placing a Child Seat This page briefly summarizes Honda's recommendations on where to place rear-facing and forward- facing child seats in your vehicle.

Airbags Pose Serious

Risks to Children

The passenger's airbag inflates with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant in a rear-facing child seat.

A small child in a forward-facing child seat is also at risk. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child's head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating airbag can kill or seriously injure the child.

If a small child must ride in the front, follow the instructions provided.

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Front Passenger's Seat Infants: Never in the front seat, clue

to the passenger airbag hazard.

Small children: Not recommended,

due to the passenger's airbag hazard. If a small child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat to the rear-most position and secure a front-facing child seat with the seat belt (see page 32).

Back Seats Infants: Recommended positions.

Secure a rear-facing child seat with the seat belt (see page 28).

Small children: Recommended

positions. Secure a front-facing child seat with the seat belt (see page 32).

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Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat, and a good position to install the seat, there are three main steps in installing the seat:

To provide security during normal driving maneuvers, as well as during a collision, we recommend that parents secure a child seat as firmly as possible.

1. Secure the child seat to the car with a seat belt. All child seats must be secured to the car with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. A child whose seat is not properly secured to the car can be endangered in a crash. See pages 28 and 32 for instructions on how to secure child seats in this car.

2. Make sure the child seat is firmly

secured. After installing a child seat, push and pull the seat forward and from side to side to verify that it is secure.

However, a child seat does not need to be "rock solid." In some vehicles or seating positions, it may be difficult to install a child seat so that it does not move at all. Some side-to- side or forward-and-back movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat's effectiveness.

If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured in the desired seating position.

3. Secure the child in the child seat.

Make sure the child is properly strapped in the child seat according to the child seat maker's instructions. A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be thrown out of the seat and be seriously injured in a crash.

Storing a Child Seat When you are not using a child seat, either remove it and store it in a safe place, or make sure it is properly secured. An unsecured child seat can be thrown around the vehicle during a crash or sudden stop and injure someone.

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Child Seat Type To provide proper support for a baby's head, neck and back, infants up to about one year of age must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rear- facing, reclining mode.

Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the airbags inflate.

Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front.

We recommend that an infant stay in a rear-facing child seat as long as possible, until they reach the seat maker's weight or height limit and are able to sit up without support.

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Infant Seat Placement In this vehicle, a rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front seat.

Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat. If the passenger's airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant. If an infant must be closely watched, we recommend that another adult sit in the back seat with the baby.

Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If an infant faces forward, they could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision.

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Infant Seat Installation The lap/shoulder belts in the back seats have a locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat.

The following pages provide instructions and tips on how to secure a rear-facing child seat with this type of seat belt.

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1. With the child seat in the desired

back seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat maker's instructions, then insert the latch plate into the buckle.

2. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor (you might hear a clicking noise as the belt retracts).

3. After the belt has retracted, tug on it. If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out. If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked and you will need to repeat these steps.

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To deactivate the locking mechanism in order to remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract.

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4. After confirming that the belt is

locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the buckle and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. Remember, if the lap part of the belt is not tight, the child seat will not be secure. To remove slack, it may help to put weight on the child seat, or push on the back of the seat while pulling up on the belt.

5. Push and pull the child seat

forward and from side to side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers. If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps.

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Infant Seat Installation Tips

For proper protection, an infant must ride in a reclined, or semi-reclined position. To determine the proper reclining angle, check with the baby's doctor or follow the seat maker's recommendations.

To achieve the desired reclining angle, it may help to put a rolled up towel under the toe of the child seat, as shown above.

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When properly installed, a rear- facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front-seat passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended (see page 11). Or it may prevent the seat-back from locking in the desired position (see page 12).

In either case, we recommend that you place the child seat directly behind the front passenger seat, move the front seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. You may also wish to get a smaller child seat that allows you to safely carry a front passenger.

Additional Precautions for Infants Never hold a baby on your lap. If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward into the dashboard and crush the child.

If you are wearing a seat belt, the baby can be torn from your arms. For example, if the vehicle crashes into a parked vehicle at 30 mph (48 km/h), a 20 Ibs (9 kg) baby will become a 600 Ibs (275 kg) force, and you will not be able to hold it.

Never put a seat belt over yourself and a baby. During a crash, the belt could press deep into the child and cause very serious injuries.

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Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown.

We also recommend that a small child stay in the child seat as long as possible, until they reach the weight or height limit for the seat.

Child Seat Type A child who can sit up without support, and who fits within the child seat maker's weight and height limits, should be restrained in a forward-facing, upright child seat.

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Child Seat Placement In this vehicle, the best place to install a forward-facing child seat is in one of the seating positions in the back seat.

Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child's head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating passenger's airbag can strike the child with enough force to cause very serious or fatal injuries. If a small child must be closely watched, we recommend that another adult sit in the back seat with the child.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Child Seat Installation The lap/shoulder belts in the back and front passenger seating positions have a locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat.

The following pages provide instructions and tips on how to secure a forward-facing child seat with this type of seat belt.

1. With the child seat in the desired

seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat maker's instructions, then insert the latch plate into the buckle.

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Improperly placing a forward- facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the airbags inflate.

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.

If it is necessary to put a forward- facing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the car, and that the child is properly strapped in the seat.

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2. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor (you might hear a clicking noise as the belt retracts).

3. After the belt has retracted, tug on it. If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out. If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked and you will need to repeat these steps.

4. After confirming that the belt is

locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the buckle and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. Remember, if the lap part of the belt is not tight, the child seat will not be secure. It may help to put weight on the child seat, or push on the back of the seat while pulling up on the belt.

5. Push and pull the child seat

forward and from side to side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers. If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps.

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To deactivate the locking mechanism in order to remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract.

Additional Precautions for Small Children

Never hold a small child on your lap. If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward into the dashboard and crush the child.

If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms during a crash. For example, if the vehicle crashes into a parked vehicle at 30 mph (48 km/h), a 30 Ibs (14 kg) child will become a 900 Ibs (410 kg) force, and you will not be able to hold it.

Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt could press deep into the child and cause very serious injuries.

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Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine whether a lap/ shoulder belt properly fits a child, first have the child put on the seat belt, following the instructions on page 14. Then check how the belt fits.

Allowing a larger child to sit improperly in the front seat can result in injury or death if the airbags inflate.

If a larger child must sit in front, they should move the seat as far back as possible and wear their seat belt properly.

Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in one of the back seats and wear a lap/shoulder belt.

If a child is too short for the shoulder part of the belt to properly fit, we recommend that the child use a booster seat until they are tall enough to use the seat belt without a booster.

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 children who must sit in the front seat.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst However, if the belt touches or crosses the child's neck, the child needs to use a booster seat.

Do not let a child wear a seat belt across their neck. This could result in serious neck injuries during a crash.

Do not let a child put the shoulder part of a seat belt behind their back or under their arm. This could cause very serious injuries during a crash. It also increases the chance of a child sliding under the belt and being injured in a crash.

Do not put any accessories on a seat belt. Devices intended to improve occupant comfort, or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt, severely compromise the protective capability of seat belts and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash.

Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash.

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If the shoulder part of the belt rests over the child's collarbone and against the center of the chest, as shown above, the child is large enough to wear the seat belt.

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Using a Booster Seat

A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the seat-back. When a child reaches this height, they should be tall enough to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster.

When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children ages 12 and under ride in the back seat, properly restrained.

If a child needs a booster seat, we recommend choosing a style that allows the child to use the lap/ shoulder belt directly, without a shield, as shown above.

Whichever style you select, follow the booster seat maker's instructions.

The back seat is the safest place for a child of any age or size.

In addition, the passenger's airbag poses serious risks to children. If the seat is too far forward, or the child's head is thrown forward during a collision, or the child is unrestrained or out of position, an inflating airbag can kill or seriously injure the child.

Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in the front, there are other important factors you should consider.

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Physical Size Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit over their hips, chest, and shoulder (see page 14). If the seat belt does not fit properly, the child should not sit in the front.

Maturity To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly and wearing their seat belt properly throughout a ride.

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If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to:

Using Child Seats with Tethers

Carefully read the owner's manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information.

Move the vehicle seat to the rear- most position.

Have the child sit up straight with their back against the seat and their feet on or near the floor.

Check that the child's seat belt is properly positioned and secured.

Closely supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belt or sit properly.

Your car has two attachment points on the rear shelf for securing a tether-style child seat to the car.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Since a tether can provide additional security, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. (Tethers are required in Canada. U.S. owners may check with the child seat maker to determine whether a tether is available for a particular child seat.)

To attach a tether to your car:

1. Using the illustration on page 38 ,

locate the attachment point you want to use.

2. Remove the plug with a small flat- tipped screwdriver or a fingernail file.

3. Install the anchor plate and

mounting hardware. The hardware is available for purchase from your Honda dealer (part number 82410-SE3-C01). For Canadian models, the hardware is supplied with the vehicle.

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When installing tether hardware, make sure the toothed washer is on the bottom of the bolt. Tighten the bolt to: 16 lbf.ft (22 N.m,2.2 kgf.m)

If a torque wrench was not used, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper installation.

To attach the tether to the child seat, follow the child seat maker's instructions.

If you are not sure how to install the tether, or you need mounting hardware, contact your Honda dealer.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

Lap/Shoulder Belt

To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched.

To unlock the belt, push the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body to the door pillar. After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door.

This seat belt has a single belt that goes over your shoulder, across your chest and across your hips.

Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all four seating positions.

The system also includes a light on the instrument

panel to remind you and your passengers to fasten your belts. If the driver's seat belt is not fastened before the ignition is turned ON (II), the light will come on and a beeper will also sound. The beeper will stop after a few seconds, but the light will stay on until the driver's seat belt is fastened.

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To deactivate the locking mechanism, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt fully retract. To refasten the belt, pull it out only as far as needed.

See page 14 for instructions on how to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly.

All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body.

The seat belts in all seating positions except the driver's have an additional locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat. (See pages 28 and 32 for instructions on how to secure child seats with this type of seat belt.)

If the shoulder part of the belt is pulled all the way out, the locking mechanism will activate. The belt will retract, but it will not allow a passenger to move freely.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed.

Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible.

If a seat belt is worn during a crash, you should have your dealer inspect the belt, and replace it if necessary. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed.

For information on how to clean your seat belts, see page 223.

Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly.

Pull each belt out fully and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. Check that the latches work smoothly and that the lap/shoulder belts retract easily. Any belt not in good condition or not working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Honda provides a lifetime warranty on seat belts. Honda will repair or replace any seat belt component that fails to function properly during normal use. Please see your Honda Warranty Information booklet for details.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst SRS Components Your Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) includes:

Two frontal 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".

Sensors that can detect a severe frontal collision.

A sophisticated electronic system that continually monitors the sensors, control unit, the airbag activators, and all related wiring when the ignition is ON (II).

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An indicator light on the instrument panel to alert you to a possible problem with the system (see page 45).

Emergency backup power in case your vehicle's electrical system is disconnected in a crash.

If you ever have a severe frontal collision, the sensors will detect rapid deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the airbags.

During a crash, your seat belt helps restrain your lower body and torso. Your airbag provides a cushion to help restrain and protect your head and chest.

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Since both airbags use the same sensors, both airbags normally inflate at the same time. However, it is possible for only one airbag to inflate.

This can occur when 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.

After inflating, the airbags immediately deflate, so 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 approximately one-tenth of a second, so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in their laps.

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After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke. This is actually powder from the airbag's surface. Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of the car as soon as it is safe to do so.

U.S. Owners For additional information on how your airbags work, see the booklet titled SRS: What You Need to Know About Airbags that came with your owner's manual.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst How Your SRS Indicator Light Works SRS you to a potential problem with your Supplemental Restraint System.

The purpose of the SRS indicator light is to alert

When you turn the ignition ON (II), this indicator will light up briefly then go out. This tells you that the system is working properly.

However, if the light comes on at any other time, you should have your system checked by your dealer. For example:

If the SRS indicator light does not come on after you turn the ignition ON (II).

If the light stays on after the engine starts.

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If the light comes on or flashes on and off while you drive.

If you see any of these indications, your airbags may not deploy when you need them. See your Honda dealer as soon as possible.

SRS Service Your Supplemental Restraint System is virtually maintenance-free, and there are no parts you can safely service. However, you must have your vehicle serviced if:

Ignoring the SRS indicator light can result in serious injury or death if the airbags do not inflate when needed.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS light alerts you to a potential problem.

Your airbags ever inflate. The airbags and the control unit must be replaced. Do not try to remove or replace the airbags yourself. This must be done by a Honda dealer or a knowledgeable body shop.

The SRS indicator light alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, the airbags might not inflate when you need them.

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Additional Safety Precautions

Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection in a severe frontal collision.

Do not tamper with SRS components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury.

See page 127 for further information and precautions relating to your SRS.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Your vehicle's exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. You should have no problem with carbon monoxide entering the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly. Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever:

The vehicle is raised for an oil change. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust. The vehicle was in an accident that may have damaged the under- side.

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.

High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage.

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With the trunk lid open, air flow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle's interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk lid open, open all the windows and set the heating and cooling system as shown below.

If you must sit in your parked vehicle, even in an unconfined area, with the engine running, adjust the heating and cooling system as follows:

1. Select the Fresh Air mode. 2. Select the 3. Turn the fan on high speed. 4. Set the temperature control to a

mode.

comfortable setting.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Safety Labels

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement.

HOOD

DASH BOARD U.S. models only

RADIATOR CAP

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Canadian models

Main MenuTable of Contentsst This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your Honda. All the essential controls are within easy reach.

Tachometer.................................. 56
Odometer...................................... 56
Trip Meter.................................... 56
Fuel Gauge................................... 57
Temperature Gauge.................... 57
Maintenance Required

Indicator.................................... 58


Controls Near the Steering

Wheel........................................ 59
Headlights.................................... 60
Daytime Running Lights............. 60
Instrument Panel Brightness..... 61
Turn Signals................................. 61
Windshield Wipers...................... 62
Windshield Washers................... 63
Hazard Warning........................... 63
Rear Window Defogger.............. 63
Steering Wheel Adjustment....... 64
Steering Wheel Controls ................ 65
Cruise Control.............................. 65
Keys and Locks................................ 68
Keys...............................................68
Learning Key................................ 69
Immobilizer System..................... 69
Ignition Switch............................. 70
Power Door Locks....................... 72


Control Locations............................ 50
Indicator Lights................................ 51
Gauges.............................................. 56
Speedometer................................ 56


Instruments and Controls

Lockout Prevention..................... 73
Trunk............................................73
Glove Box.....................................74
Seat Adjustments............................. 75
Front Seat Adjustments.............. 75
Driver's Seat Height

Adjustment............................... 76
Rear Seat Access ......................... 76
Head Restraints........................... 77
Seat Heaters..................................... 78
Folding Rear Seat............................ 79
Power Windows............................... 80
Moonroof..........................................82
Mirrors.............................................. 83
Adjusting the Power Mirrors..... 83
Parking Brake.................................. 84
Digital Clock..................................... 85
Beverage Holder.............................. 86
Console Compartment.................... 87
Coin Box........................................... 88
Accessory Power Socket................ 88
Ashtrays............................................ 89
Interior Lights.................................. 89
Ceiling Lights............................... 89
Courtesy Lights........................... 90


Instruments and Controls

Main Menust Control Locations

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.83)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.80)

FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE (P.121)

DOOR LOCK SWITCHES (P.72)

DIGITAL CLOCK (P.85)

HEATING/ COOLING CONTROLS (P.92)

AUDIO SYSTEM (P.100)

TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE (P.73)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.122)

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst The instrument panel has many indicators to give you important information about your vehicle.

Lamp Check These indicator lights come on when you turn the ignition switch ON (II), allowing you to see that they are working:

SRS Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp Charging System Indicator Low Oil Pressure Indicator Anti-lock Brake System Indicator Seat Belt Reminder Light D4 Lamp Immobilizer System Indicator Active Torque Transfer System Indicator

If an indicator does not light during this test, it cannot alert you if that system develops a problem. Have the dealer check your vehicle for burned-out bulbs or other problems.

Indicator Lights

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP

TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR

DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR

PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR

LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR

SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT

LOW FUEL INDICATOR

CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR

HIGH BEAM INDICATOR

CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR

* The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian model are noted in the text.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Indicator Lights

Seat Belt Reminder Light

This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). It is a reminder to you and your passengers to protect yourselves by fastening the seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt.

If you do not fasten your seat belt, the beeper will stop after a few seconds but the light stays on until you do. Both the light and the beeper stay off if you fasten your seat belt before turning on the ignition.

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MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP

TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR

DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR

PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

ACTIVE TORQUE TRANSFER SYSTEM INDICATOR

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR

LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR

SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT

LOW FUEL INDICATOR

HIGH BEAM INDICATOR

CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR

* The U.S. Type SH instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian model are noted in the text.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

S R S This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a problem in the supplemental restraint system. For complete information, see page 43.

Immobilizer System Indicator

This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). It will then go off if you have inserted a properly-coded ignition key. If it is not a properly- coded key, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start (see page 69).

This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch OFF (II).

Charging System Indicator

If this light comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged. For complete information, see page 241.

Low Oil Pressure Indicator

The engine can be severely damaged if this light flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For complete information, see page 240.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

See page 242.

Cruise Control Indicator

CRUISE CONTROL This lights when you set the cruise control. See page 65 for information on operating the cruise control.

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Canada

U.S. BRAKE

Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This light has two functions:

1. It lights as a reminder that you have not released the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake applied can damage the brakes and tires.

2. If it remains lit after you release

the parking brake while the engine is running, or comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. For complete information, see page 243.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Indicator Lights

Canada

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator

U.S. ABS This light normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II), and when the ignition switch is turned to START (III). If this light comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the light on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock.

ATTS

Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS) Indicator

Type SH only This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS). If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, your vehicle will corner normally, but you will not have active torque transfer.

Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators

The left or right turn signal light blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the light does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page 210). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signalling.

When you turn on the Hazard Warning switch, both turn signal lights blink. All turn signals on the outside of the vehicle should flash.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Trunk-open Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

This light comes on if the trunk lid is not closed tightly.

Door-open Indicator

This light comes on if either door is not closed tightly.

High Beam Indicator

This light comes on with the high beam headlights. See page 60 for information on the headlight controls.

On Canadian models, this indicator comes on with reduced brightness when the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are on (see page 60).

LOW FUEL INDICATOR

This indicator is located in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

Indicator Lights

"Daytime Running Lights" Indicator

D R L Canadian models only This indicator lights when you turn the ignition to ON (II) with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set. It should go off if you turn on the headlights or release the parking brake. If it comes on at any other time, it means there is a problem with the DRL. There may also be a problem with the high beam headlights.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Gauges

TACHOMETER

SPEEDOMETER TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

ODOMETER MAINTENANCE

REQUIRED INDICATOR

TRIP METER RESET BUTTON

Speedometer U.S. Models This shows your speed in miles per hour (mph). The smaller inner numbers are the speed in kilometers per hour (km/h).

Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). To protect the engine from damage, never drive with the tachometer needle in the red zone.

Canadian Models This shows your speed in kilometers per hour (km/h). The smaller inner numbers are the speed in miles per hour (mph).

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Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under federal law (in the U.S.) and provincial regulations (in Canada) to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated.

Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it. To reset it, push the trip meter reset button.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst TACHOMETER

SPEEDOMETER

TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

ODOMETER MAINTENANCE

REQUIRED INDICATOR

TRIP METER RESET BUTTON

Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It is most accurate when the vehicle is on level ground. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount when you are driving on curvy or hilly roads.

The gauge stays at the same fuel level reading after you turn off the ignition. When you add fuel, the gauge slowly changes to the new reading after you turn the ignition switch back ON (II).

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Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine's coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom white mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the pointer may rise to near the upper white mark. If it reaches the red (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page 238 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine's cooling system.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst When the distance driven since the last scheduled maintenance nears 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator will turn yellow. If you exceed 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator will turn red.

Your dealer will reset the indicator when he performs the scheduled maintenance. If someone else performs the maintenance, reset the indicator by inserting your master or valet key in the slot beside the indicator.

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Maintenance Required Indicator

SLOT

INDICATOR

This indicator reminds you that it is nearing 7,500 miles (12,000 km) since the last scheduled maintenance. Refer to the Maintenance Schedules for Normal and Severe Driving Conditions on pages 164 — 168.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

CRUISE CONTROL

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS

HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS

The two levers on the steering column contain controls for driving features you use most often. The left lever controls the turn signals, headlights, and high beams. The right lever controls the windshield washers and wipers.

The controls under the left air vent are for the moonroof, cruise control and instrument panel brightness. The switches for the hazard warning lights and rear window defogger are to the right of the steering column.

The tilt adjustment lever on the underside of the steering column allows you to tilt the steering wheel.

MOONROOF

HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS

TILT ADJUSTMENT

HORN BUTTONS

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Headlights

If you leave the lights on with the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0), you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver's door.

The rotating switch on the left lever controls the lights. Turning this switch to the on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the position turns on the headlights.

position turns

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To change between low beams and high beams, pull the turn signal lever until you hear a click, then let go. The blue high beam indicator will light (see page 55).

To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will come on and go off.

The high beams will stay on for as long as you hold the lever back, no matter what position the headlight switch is in.

Daytime Running Lights (Canadian Models) With the headlight switch off, the high beam headlights come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition off, even if you set the parking brake.

The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Instrument Panel Brightness

Turn Signals

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

To signal a lane change, push lightly on the turn signal lever in the proper direction and hold it. The lever will return to the center position as soon as you release it.

The dial on the dashboard to the left of the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the dial to adjust the brightness.

TURN SIGNAL LEVER Signal a turn or lane change with this lever. Push down on the lever to signal a left turn, and up to signal a right turn. If you push it up or down all the way, the turn signal continues to blink even when you release the lever. It shuts off automatically as you complete the turn.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Windshield Wipers

The right lever controls the wind- shield wipers and washers. The rotary switch at the end of the lever has three positions: INT: intermittent

: low speed : high speed

In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. You can vary how often the wipers sweep the windshield by turning the INT TIME ring next to the rotary switch. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continuously.

To operate the wipers in mist mode, push the control lever down. The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. This gives you a quick way to clear the windshield.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Windshield Washers

Hazard Warning

Rear Window Defogger

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

To clean the windshield, pull back on the wiper control lever. The washers spray until you release the lever.

The wipers run at low speed while you're pulling the lever, then complete one more sweep of the windshield after you release it.

Push the red button to the left of the clock to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four outside turn signals and both indicators in the instrument panel to flash. Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your vehicle is disabled.

The rear window defogger will clear fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. The light in the button lights to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after about 25 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive.

The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side to side.

Steering Wheel Adjustment See page 15 for important safety information about how to properly position the steering wheel. Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving.

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Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped.

To adjust the steering wheel upward or downward.

1. The lever to tilt the steering wheel

is under the steering column to the left. Push this lever all the way down.

2. Move the steering wheel to the

desired position, making sure the wheel points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and the indicator lights.

3. Push the lever up to lock the

steering wheel in that position.

4. Make sure you have securely

locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up and down.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for conditions such as city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather. You should have full control of the vehicle under those conditions.

Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash.

Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather.

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NOTICE

Using the Cruise Control

The cruise control, as it operates, moves the accelerator pedal. You can damage your vehicle's accelerator mechanism by resting your foot under the pedal and blocking the movement.

CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH 1. Push in the Cruise Control Master

Switch to the left of the steering column. The indicator in the switch will light.

2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in either of two ways:

Press and hold the RESUME/ accel button. The vehicle will accelerate slowly. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button.

Push on the accelerator pedal. Ac- celerate to the desired cruising speed and press the SET/decel button.

You can decrease the set cruising speed in either of two ways:

Press and hold the SET/decel button. The vehicle will decelerate. Release the button when you reach the desired speed.

Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out. When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the SET/ decel button. The vehicle will then maintain the desired speed.

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RESUME/ accel

SET/decel

3. Press and hold the SET/decel

button on the steering wheel until the CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel comes on. This shows the system is now activated. The cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills. When climing a steep hill, the automatic transmission may downshift to hold the set speed.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Even with the cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed.

Resting your foot on the brake or clutch pedal will cause the cruise control to cancel.

Cancelling the Cruise Control You can cancel the cruise control in any of these ways:

Tap the brake or clutch pedal.

Press the SET/decel and RE- SUME/accel buttons at the same time.

Press the Cruise Control Master Switch.

When you tap the brake or clutch pedal, or press the SET and RE- SUME buttons at the same time, the CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out and the vehicle will begin to slow down. You can use the accelerator pedal in the normal way.

If you use the brake or clutch pedal to cancel cruise control, the system remembers the previously-set cruising speed. To return to that

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speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h) and press the RESUME/ accel button until the CRUISE CON- TROL light comes on. The vehicle will accelerate to the same cruising speed as before.

If you cancel cruise control by pressing the SET and RESUME buttons at the same time, the previously-set cruising speed is erased. To use the cruise control, accelerate to the desired cruising speed and press the SET/decel button.

Pressing the Cruise Control Master Switch turns the system completely off and erases the previous cruising speed from memory. To use the system again, refer to Using the Cruise Control.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

Keys

KEY NUMBER PLATE

VALET KEY (Gray)

MASTER KEY (Black)

LEARNING KEY (Red)

Your vehicle comes with two kinds of keys: a master key and a valet key. The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle:

Ignition Doors Trunk Trunk release handle Rear seat trunk access Glove box

The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk, trunk release handle, rear seat trunk access and the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility.

You should have received a key number plate with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Keep

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the plate stored in a safe place. If you need to replace a key, use only Honda-approved key blanks.

These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the Immobilizer System. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged.

Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.

Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.

Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immedi- ately with a soft cloth.

The keys do not contain batteries. Do not try to take them apart.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Learning Key

If you attempt to use the learning key to start your vehicle's engine, it may cause a malfunction in the system that makes your master and valet keys unusable. If this happens, you should contact your Honda dealer.

If you need a new key made, take the key number plate, the learning key, and all other keys that came with your vehicle to your Honda dealer.

You should also receive a small case containing a learning key. It is used by the Honda dealer to code replace- ment keys to your vehicle's Immobilizer System. It must not be used in your vehicle's ignition switch. Store the learning key with the key number plate in a safe place.

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Immobilizer System The Immobilizer System protects your vehicle from theft. A properly- coded ignition key must be used in the ignition switch for the engine to start. If an improperly-coded key (or other device) is used, the engine's starting circuit is disabled.

When you turn the ignition switch to ON (II), the Immobilizer System indicator should come on for a few seconds, then go out. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the switch to ON (II) again.

If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your Honda dealer.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

This indicator will also blink several times when you turn the ignition switch from ON (II) to ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0).

The system may not recognize your key's coding if the key is in contact with a key from another immobilizer system. If you have a key from another vehicle's immobilizer system, keep it separate.

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device way not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with DOC rules in Canada.

Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle undriveable.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

If you have lost your key and you cannot start the engine, contact your Honda dealer.

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch is on the right side of the steering column. It has four positions:

LOCK (0) ACCESSORY (I) ON (II) START (III)

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst LOCK (0) — You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To switch from ACCESSORY to LOCK, you must push the key in slightly as you turn it. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, it must also be in Park. The anti-theft lock will lock the steering column when you remove the key. If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may sometimes make it difficult to turn the key from LOCK to ACCESSORY. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or to the right as you turn the key.

Removing the key from the ignition switch while driving locks the steering. This can cause you to lose control.

Remove the key from the ignition switch only when parked.

ACCESSORY (I) — In this position,

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