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2007 Honda Ridgeline Online Reference Owner's Manual 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.helminc.com.

Contents

Owner's Identification Form Introduction .........................................................................................................................................i A Few Words About Safety................................................................................................................iii Your Vehicle at a Glance.....................................................................................................................3 Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................5 Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................57 Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features ..............................................................................................121 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving..................................................................................................................................177 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving ..............................................................................................................................................193 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance.....................................................................................................................................233 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected......................................................................................................273 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information.....................................................................................................................299 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada)............................................................... .311 A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................315 How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index...................................................................................................................................................... I Service Information Summary A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. Navigation System

Accord Value Package Audio System

Congratulations! Your selection of a 2007 Honda Ridgeline 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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Main Menust 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 Date 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 and is never linked to the vehicle owner.

California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this vehicle contain perchlorate materials - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

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Main Menust 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.



please read it

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Main Menust Important Handling Information

Your vehicle has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. Your vehicle also has a shorter wheelbase, allowing it to respond quicker to the steering wheel than other sport utility vehicles with a longer wheelbase.

In addition to these characteristics, your vehicle’s pickup bed area allows you to carry more cargo and has the dual- action tailgate to handle the items easily.

These advantages come at some cost. Because your vehicle is taller and rides higher off the ground, it has a high center of gravity. This means your vehicle can tip or roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. As a reminder, make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts.

Overloading or improperly loading cargo could affect your handling and the vehicle’s stability, and could result in a crash. Make sure the cargo is properly loaded and all items are secured in the pickup bed area.

For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover, read ‘‘Driving Guidelines’’ on page Off-HighwayDrivingGuidelines control or an accident.

section on page

227

. Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of

194

of this manual and the

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Main Menust Your Vehicle at a Glance

INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS GAUGES

(P.70)

(P.59)

DRIVER’S FRONT (P.9, 23) AIRBAG

REAR VIEW MIRROR WITH COMPASS *

(P.168)

PARKING BRAKE RELEASE HANDLE (P.109)

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.111) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.83)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.105)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.181)

PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG

(P.9, 23) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.133)

AUXILIARY INPUT JACK * (P.161)

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

(P.128)

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

a G l a n c e

GLOVE BOX (P.115)

FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P.179) (P.109) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. : If equipped

PARKING BRAKE PEDAL



CENTER CONSOLE (P.113)

ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS (P.116)

CONTINUED

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Main Menust Your Vehicle at a Glance

MOONROOF SWITCH * (P.108)

2

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS

(P.78)

HORN *

1

MULTI-CONTROL LEVER (WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS/TURN SIGNALS/ HEADLIGHT HIGH BEAMS) (P.75) BED LIGHT SWITCH (P.120)

HEADLIGHT CONTROL DIAL

(P.76)

VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.211)

CRUISE BUTTON (P.165)

SHIFT LEVER

(P.197)

VTM-4 LOCK

(P.203)

SELECT BUTTON (P.70)

RESET BUTTON (P.70) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.29)

HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.79)

REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS *

2

(P.161)

VOICE CONTROL SWITCHES *

3

CRUISE CONTROLS (P.165)

Vehicle with navigation system is shown.

STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT

(P.79)

INTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL SWITCH (P.118)

SEAT HEATERS * (P.104)

2

1 : 2 : 3 :

To use the horn, press the pad around the ‘‘H’’ logo. If equipped. Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual.

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Main Menust 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.

Seat Belts Airbags

Protecting Adults and Teens

Important Safety Precautions Your Vehicle’s Safety Features

......... ....... ....................................... ........................................... ......... ..... ........... ............ ...

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

. 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 11 . 11 . 11 . 12 . 13

Seat Belts

.............................

. 14

6. Maintain a Proper Sitting

Position

. 15 . 16 Advice for Pregnant Women Additional Safety Precautions . 17

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Seat Belts

Additional Information About Your ................................. . 18 .. Seat Belt System Components . 18 Lap/Shoulder Belt ...................... . 19 Automatic Seat Belt

Tensioners

Seat Belt Maintenance

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