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PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR

This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect an infant or small child may be in the passenger’s seat. It does notmean there is a problem with the airbag. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on briefly then goes off.

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If no one is riding in the passenger’s seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on.

If the indicator comes on with no passenger in the seat, or with an adult in the seat, there may be a problem with the advanced airbag system. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer as soon as possible.

The passenger airbag off indicator may also come on and off repeatedly if total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold.

If this happens, move the seat as far to the rear as possible and have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly.

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Additional Information About Your Airbags

Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts you can safely service. However, you must have your vehicle serviced if:

Any airbag

Anairbageverinflates. that has deployed must be replaced along with the control unit and other related parts. If a front airbag inflates, the seat belt tensioners must also be replaced.

Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by your dealer or a knowledgeable body shop.

TheSRSindicatoralertsyoutoa Take your vehicle to an problem. authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly.

Even if your

Ifyourvehiclehasamoderateto severeimpact. airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the driver’s seat position sensor and the passenger’s weight sensors to make sure they are operating properly.

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Additional Safety Precautions

Donotattempttodeactivateyour airbags. seat belts provide the best protection.

Together, airbags and

Donottamperwithairbag componentsorwiringforany Tampering could cause reason. the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury.

Donotremoveormodifyaseat withoutconsultingyourdealer. This could make the driver’s seat position sensor or the passenger’s weight sensors ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.

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Protecting Children General Guidelines



All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of the death of children ages 12 and under.

To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state and Canadian province requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle.

Anychildwhoistoosmalltoweara seatbeltmustberestrainedinan approvedchildseatthatisproperly securedtothevehicle 33

(see pages

35

).



Alargerchildmustberestrained withalap/shoulderbeltandrideon aboosterseatuntiltheseatbeltfits himorherproperly − 39

(see pages

36

).

Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash.

Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt and use a booster seat if necessary.

Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to passengers.

protect child

properly

If you ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section. It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children and larger children.

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Protecting Children General Guidelines



Your Vehicle is Not Recommended for Child Passengers The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat.

The Passenger’s Airbag Pose Serious Risks Airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision. To do this, the passenger’s airbag is quite large and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries.

Since this vehicle does not have a back seat, we strongly recommend that you do not carry any child who is not large enough or mature enough to ride in front (see page

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).

Even though your vehicle has an advanced airbag system, which can automatically turn the passenger’s airbag off (see page ), please follow the guidelines below.

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Infants Neverputarear-facingchildseatin If the airbag inflates, it thisvehicle. can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or very seriously injure an infant.

If the vehicle seat is too

SmallChildren Placingaforward-facingchildseatin thepassenger’sseatcanbe hazardous. 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 kill or very seriously injure a small child.

LargerChildren Childrenwhohaveoutgrownchild seatsarealsoatriskofbeinginjured orkilledbyaninflatingpassenger’s If a larger child must ride in airbag. this vehicle, see page important guidelines on how to decide when a child is ready to ride in and how to properly protect the child.

for

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To remind you of the passenger’s airbag hazards, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the driver’s and passenger’s visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

U.S.Models Sun Visor

Dashboard

CanadianModels Sun Visor

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Additional Safety Precautions

Neverholdasmallchildonyour If you are not wearing a seat lap. belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard. If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms and be seriously hurt or killed.

Neverputaseatbeltoveryourself andachild. belt could press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries.

During a crash, the

Neverlettwochildrenusethe If they do, they sameseatbelt. could be very seriously injured in a crash.

Donotleavechildrenaloneina Leaving children without vehicle. adult supervision is illegal in most states and Canadian provinces, and can be very hazardous.

For example, a small child left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke. A child left alone with the key in the ignition switch can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others.

Lockbothdoorsandthetrunk whenyourvehicleisnotinuse. Children who play in vehicles can accidentally get trapped inside. Teach your children not to play in or around vehicles. Know how to operate the emergency trunk opener and decide if your children should be shown how to use this feature(seepage

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Even very young

Keepvehiclekeysandremote transmittersoutofthereachof children. children learn how to unlock vehicle doors, turn on the ignition switch, and open the trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death.

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Protecting Small Children

Because an inflating airbag can seriously injure or kill small children, we recommend that you do not carry a small child as a passenger in this vehicle.

If you decide to transport a small child in this vehicle, be sure to move the passenger seat as far to the rear as possible, and follow the instructions and guidelines in the following pages.

A child who is at least one year old, and who fits within the child seat maker’s weight and height limits, should be restrained in a forward- facing, upright child seat.

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

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We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat.

Placing a forward-facing child seat in the passenger’s seat can result in serious injury or death if the airbag inflates.

If you must place a forward- facing child seat in the passenger’s seat, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible and properly restrain the child.

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Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat

Selecting a Child Seat

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