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other time, or if it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal driving ability, but will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. See page for more information on the 152 VSA system.

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VSA Activation Indicator

This indicator has three functions:

It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system.

It flashes when VSA is active (see page

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Maintenance Minder Indicator

This indicator reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. The maintenance main items and sub items will be displayed in the information display. See page more information on the maintenance minder.

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It comes on along with the VSA system indicator if there is a problem with the VSA system.

This indicator goes off when your dealer resets it after completing the required maintenance service.

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This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. For more information, see page

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Low Tire Pressure Indicator

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition to the ON (II) position. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are extremely low on pressure.

ExceptCRmodels If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost the pressure, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, replace the flat tire with the compact spare (see page ), and have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible. If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service (see page 154

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CRmodels If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost the pressure, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, repair the flat tire with the tire repair kit (see page ), and have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible. If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service (see page 154

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Instrument Panel Indicators

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

If this indicator comes on and stays on at any other time, or if it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the TPMS. With this indicator on, the low tire pressure indicator will not come on when a tire loses pressure. Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked.

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Instrument Panel Indicators

Peak Power Indicator

PEAK POWER INDICATOR

When the tachometer reading reaches the red zone, this indicator goes out and the red zone starts flashing.

See page points.

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CRmodels This indicator show the rpm range where peak power occurs.

When it is flashing, engine speed is approaching the maximum power range.

When it stays on, the engine speed is in the maximum power range.

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TACHOMETER

OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR

SPEEDOMETER

CLOCK BUTTON



BUTTON

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

FUEL GAUGE

TRIP BUTTON

CLOCK

TRIP METER



BUTTON

ODOMETER/CHECK FUEL CAP INDICATOR

SELECT BUTTON

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

Trip Meter The trip meter shows the number of miles or kilometers driven since you last reset it.

There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Switch between these displays by pressing the TRIP button repeatedly. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances.

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To reset a trip meter, display it, and then press and hold the TRIP button until you hear a beep and the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’.

Select Button The select button switches the speedometer reading between miles per hour and kilometers per hour. It also changes the odometer and trip meters to read in miles or kilometers correspondingly. To change the readings, push the SELECT button, and hold it until you hear a beep.

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Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount.

Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter.

Check Fuel Cap Message Your vehicle’s on board diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak. The first time a leak is detected a ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ message appears on the information display. Turn the engine off, and confirm the fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen it, then retighten it until it clicks at least once. The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another display, press the trip button. The ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ message will appear each time you restart the engine until the system turns the message off.

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If the system still detects a leak in the vehicle’s evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill cap was not already tightened, turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once. The MIL should go off after several days of normal driving once the cap is tightened or replaced. If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. For more information, see page

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Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the reading should be in the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the reading may reach near the red mark. If it reaches the red (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. See page instructions and precautions on checking the engine’s cooling system.

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Outside Temperature Indicator This indicator displays the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. models) or Centigrade (Canadian models).

The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. Therefore, the temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h).

The sensor delays the indicator update until it reaches the correct outside temperature. This may take several minutes.

If the outside temperature is incorrectly displayed, you can adjust it up to 3°C ± in Canadian models) warmer or cooler.

5°F in U.S. models (

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NOTE: The temperature must be stabilized before doing this procedure.

To adjust the outside temperature indicator, make sure the outside temperature indicator is shown in the display, then press and hold the TRIP button for 10 seconds (the TRIP A or B is also reset). The following sequence will appear for 1 second each: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, − − − − − −

− − 1, 0 (U.S.) or 0, 1, 2, 3, 1, 0 (Canada).

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3, 3,

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When it reaches the desired value, release the TRIP button. You should see the new outside temperature displayed.

In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface.

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Maintenance Minder The information display in the instrument panel shows you the engine oil life and maintenance service items when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble- free driving. Refer to page more information.

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