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can safely ride in this car, there are other important factors you should consider.

PhysicalSize Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit over the hips, chest, and shoulder (see pages ). If the seat belt does not fit properly, the child should use a booster seat.

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

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Supervise the child. Even a mature child sometimes needs to be reminded to fasten the seat belt or sit properly.

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Protecting Children

If you decide that a child can safely ride in this car, be sure to:

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, back against the seat, and feet on or near the floor.

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

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Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in both seating positions. The seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners.

The system also includes a light on the instrument

panel to remind you and your passenger 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.

Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

Lap/Shoulder Belt

get closed in the door.

Both 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 passenger’s seat belt has an additional locking mechanism that must be activated to secure a child seat. (See page for instructions on how to secure a forward-facing child seat with this type of belt.)

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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 the passenger to move freely.

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This seat belt has a single belt that goes over your shoulder, across your chest and across your hips. 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 car, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not

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Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

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.

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for instructions on how

See page to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly.

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U.S.Models 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 WarrantyInformation details.

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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.

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.

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Additional Information About Your SRS

Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by the dealer. 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

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Your Honda has automatic seat belt tensioners for added protection during a moderate to severe frontal collision.

If your airbags inflate, the tensioners immediately tighten the front seat belts to help hold the occupants in place. The belts will remain tight until you unbuckle them in the normal way.

SRS Components Your Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) includes:

Two front 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 AIRBAG.’’ Automatic seat belt tensioners that tighten the front seat belts during a moderate to severe frontal collision. Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe frontal collision. A sophisticated electronic system that continually monitors information about the sensors, the control unit, and the airbag activators when the ignition is ON (II).

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Additional Information About Your SRS

How Your Airbags Work

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

During a crash, your seat belt helps restrain your lower body and torso, while the tensioner tightens and locks the seat belt to help keep you in place. Your airbag provides a cushion to help restrain and protect your head and chest.

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.

An indicator light on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with the system (see page

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Emergency backup power in case your car’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash.

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Additional Information About Your SRS

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:WhatYouNeedtoKnow that came with your AboutAirbags owner’s manual.

CanadianOwners For additional information on how your airbags work, ask your dealer for a copy of the booklet titled SRS: WhatYouNeedtoKnowAboutAirbags.

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.

How the SRS Indicator Light Works

The purpose of the SRS light is to alert you to a

potential problem with your Supplemental Restraint System.

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

If the light comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the 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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Additional Information About Your SRS

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

Additional Safety Precautions

Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection in a moderate to 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 for further information and precautions relating to your SRS.

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Yourairbagseverinflate. airbags, seat belt tensioners, and 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.

TheSRSindicatorlightalertsyou Take your car to an toaproblem. authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, the airbags might not inflate when you need them.

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

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

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.

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Your car’s exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. You should have no problem with carbon monoxide entering the car in normal driving if you maintain your car properly. Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever:

The car is raised for an oil change. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust. The car was in an accident that may have damaged the underside.

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 car, even in an unconfined area, with the engine running, adjust the heating and cooling system as follows:

1. 2. 3. 4.

button. mode.

Push the Select the Turn the fan on high speed. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.

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