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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).

Additional Information About Your SRS

How Your Airbags Work

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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Driver and Passenger Safety

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Additional Information About Your SRS

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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

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.

Additional Information About Your SRS

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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Additional Information About Your SRS

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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

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.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

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

Driver and Passenger Safety

SUN VISOR U.S. models

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)

Instruments and Controls

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.

Instruments and Controls

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.

Instruments and Controls

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP

TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR

DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR

PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

ACTIVE TORQUE TRANSFER SYSTEM INDICATOR

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