Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

Pages 648
Year 2009
Language(s)
English en
1 of 648
1 of 648

Summary of Content for Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

Page 3

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...

Page 4

3

Page 5

Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicles seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints...

Page 6

(P... 489) USB ADAPTER CABLE (P... 256, 266, 347, 358) (P... 375) (P... 204)

Page 7

VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS for NAVIGATION SYSTEM / BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM

Page 8

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...

Page 9

Children age 12 and under should ride properly restrained in a back seat, not the front seat... Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat... Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/ shoulder belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat (see pages )...

Page 10

Some features do not require any action on your part... These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment; front and rear crush zones; a collapsible steering column; and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a crash...

Page 11

Your seat belt system also includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts...

Page 12

Your vehicle also has side airbags to help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page for more information on how your side airbags work)... 26

Page 13

Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle... A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible...

Page 14

Your vehicle also has a door and trunk open indicator on the multi- information display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed... You will see the appropriate indicator(s) for each condition...

Page 15

When one or more doors or the trunk lid are not tightly closed, the corresponding indicator for each condition will come on...

Page 16

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering wheel and the chest... In addition to adjusting the seat, you can adjust the steering wheel up and down, and in and out (see page )...

Page 17

Adjust the drivers seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel...

Page 18

Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupants chest reduces the protective capability of the belt... It also increases the chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured... The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury...

Page 19

Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly... This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries...

Page 20

If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder... This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body...

Page 21

Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash... For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased...

Page 22

When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle... When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible...

Page 23

This system monitors the front seat belts... If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before your seat belt is fastened, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash... If your seat belt is not fastened before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on...

Page 24

All 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...

Page 25

For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners... When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position...

Page 26

Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear... Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily... If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem (see page

Page 27

(6) Drivers Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passengers Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Side Impact Sensors (First)

Page 28

Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags... The drivers airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passengers airbag is stored in the dashboard... Both are marked SRS AIRBAG (see page )...

Page 29

A sophisticated electronic system that continually monitors and records information about the sensors, the control unit, the airbag activators, the seat belt tensioners, and driver and front passenger seat belt use when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position...

Page 30

After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke... This is actually powder from the airbags surface... Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort... If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so...

Page 31

Your front airbags are also advanced airbags... The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbag- caused injuries to short drivers and children or small statured adults who ride in front...

Page 32

The passengers advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat... Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passengers front airbag off...

Page 33

Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passengers seat is hooked to the floor mat anchor (see page )... If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat...

Page 34

If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page ), have the passenger sit upright... Once the passenger is out of the airbags deployment path, the system will turn the airbag back on, and the indicator will go out... Although Acura does not encourage

Page 35

In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the drivers or the passengers side of the vehicle...

Page 36

When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on briefly and then go out (see page )... If it doesnt come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked...

Page 37

This indicator alerts you that the passengers front airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child) on the front passengers seat... It does there is a problem with the airbag...

Page 38

Even if your airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the drivers seat position sensor, the front passengers weight sensors, the front seat belt tensioners, and all seat belts and their anchors worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly...

Page 39

This could make the drivers seat position sensor or the front passengers weight sensors ineffective... If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238...

Page 40

If you have children, or 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...

Page 41

If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the childs head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating front airbag can strike the child with enough force to kill or very seriously injure a small child... Even though your vehicle has an

Page 42

To remind you of the passengers front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U... S... models) and on the front visors... Please read and follow the instructions on these labels...

Page 43

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

Page 44

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 (see page )...

Page 45

When properly installed, a rear- facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position...

Page 46

In any of these situations, we strongly recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passengers seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied... Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat...

Page 47

If it is necessary to put a forward- facing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the vehicle and the child is properly strapped in the seat...

Page 48

Before purchasing a conventional child seat, or using a previously purchased one, we recommend that you test the seat in the specific vehicle seating position or positions where the seat will be used...

Page 49

All child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system... A child whose seat is not properly secured to the vehicle can be endangered in a crash...

Page 50

The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH...

Page 51

Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat makers instructions...

Page 52

With the child seat in the desired seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat makers instructions, then insert the latch plate into the buckle...

Page 53

Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers... If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps...

Page 54

After properly securing the child seat with the lap/shoulder belt (see page ), pivot the head restraint down (see page ) and route the tether strap over the head restraint...

Page 55

After properly securing the child seat (see page ), push the head restraint down, then route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back...

Page 56

The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit in front...

Page 57

Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e... g... , 6 years or 60 lbs)... Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend to drive...

Page 58

A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the vehicles or boosters seat-back... A child of this height should be tall enough to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster seat...

Page 59

Devices intended to improve a childs comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash...

Page 60

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...

Page 61

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U... S... dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement...

Page 64

This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle... All the essential controls are within easy reach...

Page 65

INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS HOMELINK BUTTONS MOONROOF SWITCH

Page 66

The U... S... instrument panel is shown... Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text...

Page 67

If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals, and you will see a FASTEN SEAT BELT or FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT message on the multi- information display... For more information, see page ...

Page 68

This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... It will then go off if you have inserted a properly coded ignition key, on models with keyless access system, if an appropriate keyless access remote is used... If it is not a properly coded key or keyless access remote, the indicator will blink, and the engines fuel system will be disabled (see page )...

Page 69

If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS... If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked... With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function... You will also see a CHECK ABS SYSTEM message on the multi- information display... For more information, see page ...

Page 70

This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags... This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passengers side airbag cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners, drivers seat position sensor, or the front passengers weight sensors... You will also see a CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM message on the multi-information display... For more information, see page ...

Page 71

If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA or Hill Start Assist (on SH-AWD models only) system... You will also see a CHECK VSA SYSTEM message on the multi-information display... 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... For more information, see page ...

Page 72

If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost pressure on the multi- information display, and determine the cause... If it is because of a flat tire, have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible... If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service... For more information, see page ...

Page 73

If this indicator begins to flash, there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display... The indicator continues to flash for a while (approximately 1 minute), then stays on... If this happens, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible... For more information, see page

Page 74

If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine... Reset the system by restarting the engine... The indicator will stay on, but should go off after driving a short distance... If it does not go off, or comes back on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked... With the indicator on, the EPS may be turned off, making the vehicle harder to steer...

Page 75

or position... This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically... If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on... A reminder chime will also sound when you open the drivers door...

Page 76

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 at any other time, there is a problem in the SH-AWD system... You will also see a CHECK SH-AWD SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked... For more information, see page ...

Page 77

If this indicator comes on along with a CHECK KEYLESS STARTING SYSTEM message on the multi-information display, there is a problem with the keyless starting system... In this case, your vehicle may not restart... If you can continue to drive safely, take the vehicle to your dealer and have it checked as soon as possible... For more information, see page ... This indicator has two functions:

Page 78

This shows how much fuel you have... It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount... The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition/power mode...

Page 79

This shows the temperature of the engines coolant... During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom mark to about the middle of the gauge... In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the pointer may rise to the upper zone... If it reaches the red (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road... Turn to page for instructions and precautions on checking the engine cooling system... If the pointer of the temperature

Page 80

The multi-information display in the instrument panel displays various information and messages when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position... Some of the messages help you operate your vehicle more comfortably... Others help to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble-free driving...

Page 81

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... ON Mode is the equivalent of ON (II)... For more information, see pages

Page 82

In the normal display mode, the upper segment displays trip computer information, such as fuel economy or average speed... The lower segment displays the odometer/trip meter (A/B), outside temperature, and engine oil life and maintenance item code(s)...

Page 83

On models without navigation system only This display will be shown when the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is activated...

Page 84

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...

Page 85

This shows your vehicles average fuel economy in mpg (U... S... models) or liter/100 km (Canadian models) since you last reset Trip A or Trip B...

Page 86

This shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the fuel tank... This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles(U... S... ) or kilometers (Canada), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc...

Page 87

The temperature sensor is in the front bumper... 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 vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h)... When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take several minutes until the proper temperature is displayed...

Page 88

You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor... If one or more tires are low, inflate them to the correct pressure... For more information, see page ... 527

Page 89

You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicles Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone...

Page 90

If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the engine oil level is low or a door is not fully closed, the multi-information display will show you the problem... It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages...

Page 94

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0), ACCESSORY Mode is the equivalent of ACCESSORY (I), and ON Mode is the equivalent of ON (II)... For more information, see pages and

Page 95

If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select Keyless Memory Settings by pressing either INFO button ( / ), then press the SEL/RESET button... Select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/RESET button...

Page 96

Changes the display of the keyless start guidance screens... Changes the drivers seat and the outside mirror positions to a stored setting...

Page 97

DescriptionGroup Setup Setting OptionMenu Item Page Changes which doors unlock when you use the remote or grab the drivers door handle... Causes some exterior lights to blink when you unlock/lock the doors by grabbing or touching the sensor/pushing the button on the drivers door handle... Causes the beeper to sound when you unlock/lock the doors by grabbing or touching the sensor/ pushing the button on the drivers door handle... Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors... Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the drivers door...

Page 98

Changes which doors unlock with the remote transmitter/keyless access remote on the first push... The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button... A beeper will also sound when you press the LOCK button twice... Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door... Set/Cancel all the customized settings as default...

Page 99

shown on the next page... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setup you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 100

: On models with keyless access system only

Page 101

LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP... DISPLAY TRIP COMPUTER TRIP A INFO RESET ADJUST ALARM VOLUME AUTO INTERIOR ILLUMINATION

Page 102

shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 103

If you sometimes find that the temperature reading is a few degrees above or below the actual temperature, you can adjust it by following these instructions:

Page 104

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0)... For more information, see pages

Page 105

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen...

Page 106

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen...

Page 107

Auto Interior Illumination While the headlight switch is turned on, the interior lights gradually dim, as the outside light level gets low... You can customize at which outside light level the lights start to dim...

Page 108

When this item is set to ON, you will see some guidance messages on the multi-information display... You can change this setting between on and off... For more information on start guidance messages, see page ... 181

Page 109

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen...

Page 110

shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the custom setting then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 111

When Memory Position Link is set to ON, the drivers seat and the outside mirrors move to the positions stored in memory... To cause the memory to activate, open the drivers door with the remote transmitter... On models with keyless access system, open the drivers door with the remote, or grab the door handle while carrying the remote...

Page 112

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen...

Page 113

shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button, until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 114

To select whether the drivers door or all doors unlock when you open the drivers door with the remote or by grabbing the door handle (while carrying the remote), follow these instructions:

Page 115

When KEYLESS ACCESS LIGHT FLASH is set to ON, some exterior lights blink twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the drivers door handle while carrying the remote...

Page 116

When KEYLESS ACCESS BEEP is set to ON, the beeper sounds twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the drivers door handle while carrying the remote...

Page 117

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen... Select ON or OFF by pressing the

Page 118

shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 119

Select the desired setting (15 SEC, 30 SEC, or 60 SEC) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button...

Page 120

The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you remove the key from the ignition switch and close the drivers door... On models with keyless access system, the lights go off after the selected time when you close the drivers door and take the remote with you... To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions:

Page 121

The headlights automatically come on when the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ambient light reaches a changeable level... You can select the auto light sensitivity from the following five levels:

Page 122

Select the desired setting (MAX, HIGH, MID, LOW or MIN) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button...

Page 123

shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 124

Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button...

Page 125

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen...

Page 126

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0)... For more information, see pages

Page 127

Press the INFO ( / ) button to switch the door lock mode setting between the drivers door and all doors... Then, press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

Page 128

You can select whether the drivers door or all the doors unlock the first time you press the unlock button on the remote transmitter/keyless access remote...

Page 129

When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter or the keyless access remote, some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds to verify that the doors and the trunk are locked and the security system has set (see page )... You can customize the exterior lights not to flash and the beeper not to sound...

Page 130

If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter or the keyless access remote, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock, and the security system sets...

Page 131

When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen... Select the desired setting by

Page 132

If the setting is not successfully completed, FAILED is shown for several seconds, and then the screen goes back to the normal message mode... Repeat the same procedure to select DEFAULT ALL...

Page 133

To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel... If equipped Refer to the navigation system owners manual...

Page 134

Pull the wiper control lever toward you, and hold it... The washers spray until you release the lever... The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever...

Page 135

The headlight washers can be operated at any time by pressing the headlight washer button located next to the steering wheel column... The headlights must be turned on to use this button... In addition, the headlight washer operates without pressing the button at the first time you turn on the windshield washers after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position...

Page 136

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0) and ACCESSORY Mode is the equivalent of ACCESSORY (I)... For more information, see pages

Page 137

To turn on automatic lighting, turn the light switch to AUTO... The lights will come on automatically when the outside light level becomes low (at dusk, for example)... The lights on indicator comes on as a reminder... The lights and indicator will turn off automatically when the system senses high ambient light...

Page 138

The automatic lighting off feature turns off the headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights within 15 seconds after you remove the key and close the drivers door, or on models with keyless access system, set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), take the remote with you, and close the drivers door...

Page 139

With the headlight switch off or in the position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake... They remain on until you turn the ignition switch off, even if you set the parking brake...

Page 140

Adjust the brightness of the instrument panel by pressing the or button with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position... Press the button to increase the brightness and the button to decrease it...

Page 141

If your vehicle is equipped with the navigation system, the navigation system screen will also go to full brightness... This can be helpful when using the headlights during daylight hours...

Page 142

The rear window defogger clears fog, frost, and thin ice from the window... Push the defogger button to turn it on and off... The indicator in the button comes on to show the defogger is on... If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off within about 10 to 30 minutes according to the outside temperature... It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch, or set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) on

Page 143

Move the steering wheel up or down, and in or out, so it points toward your chest, not toward your face... Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators...

Page 144

ignition and the drivers door lock... You can keep the trunk pass-through cover and the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility...

Page 145

The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter... To use the key, push the release button to release the key from the transmitter... The key should be fully extended... To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched...

Page 146

When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, or select the ON mode with the engine start/ stop button, the immobilizer system indicator should come on briefly, then go off... If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key or keyless access remote...

Page 147

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 148

This is the normal key position when driving... Several of the indicators on the instrument panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from the ACCESSORY (I) to the ON (II) position...

Page 149

All doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in the drivers door... To unlock only the drivers door, insert the key, turn it clockwise, and release it... The remaining doors unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds...

Page 150

If you forget and leave the key in the ignition switch, lockout prevention will not allow you to lock the drivers door... With any door open and the key in the ignition switch, locking with master door lock switch is disabled... If the drivers door is closed, the lock tab on the drivers door is not disabled... Pulling the drivers lock tab rearward will lock all doors... If you try to lock an open drivers door by pulling the lock tab rearward, the drivers door lock tab pops out and unlocks the drivers door...

Page 151

The built-in key can be used to lock/unlock the doors and trunk when the remote battery becomes weak and the power door lock/unlock operation is disabled... For more information, see page ...

Page 152

Pull down the rear seat armrest... Pull on the tab at the top of the inner partition, and press on the button to fully release the cover... Reach in and locate the rubber tab, and pull it out...

Page 153

To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk release button on the drivers door by turning off the trunk main switch in the glove box, locking the glove box, and locking the trunk pass-through cover with the master key or the built-in key...

Page 154

The door activated map lights come on when you press the UNLOCK button if the door activated position is selected by pressing the light control button (DOOR)... If you do not open any door within 30 seconds (or whatever setting of the interior light dimming time is set to), the light(s) will fade out... If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light(s) will go off immediately...

Page 155

Press this button for about 2 seconds to attract attention: the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds... To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position...

Page 156

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 157

When you unlock and open the drivers door with the remote, the drivers seat (except power lumbar) and outside mirrors move to the positions stored in memory... An indicator on one of the driving position memory buttons on the drivers door also comes on...

Page 158

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0), ACCESSORY Mode is the equivalent of ACCESSORY (I),

Page 159

The drivers seat includes a memory feature... Two seat positions can be stored in separate memories... You can then select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate memory button... Refer to page for how to memorize and select the seat positions...

Page 160

The head restraints adjust for height... You need both hands to adjust the restraint... Do not attempt to adjust it while driving... To raise a front or rear center head restraint, pull upward... To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down...

Page 161

To lower either rear outer head restraint for better visibility, press the tilt button on the side of the head restraint... It folds down backward... To raise the rear outer head restraint, pull up it on the rear by hand... Make sure the head restraint locks in position when you lower or raise it...

Page 162

The drivers and front passengers seats have active head restraints... If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward...

Page 163

To open the cover, pull down the rear seat armrest... Pull on the tab at the top of the inner partition, and press on the button to fully release the cover... To close the cover, swing it up, and push firmly on the top... Make sure it latches properly...

Page 164

The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare... To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror... The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder... When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone... Press the button again to turn off this feature...

Page 165

Both outside door mirrors have a reverse tilt feature... When in reverse, the selected mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park... Shifting out of reverse will return the mirror to its original position...

Page 166

The outside mirrors are heated to remove fog and frost... With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, or the power mode ON, turn on the heaters by pressing the button... The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder... Press the button again to turn the heaters off... Pressing this button also turns the rear window defogger on and off...

Page 167

Press and release the SET button on the control panel... You will hear a beep... Immediately press and hold one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps... The indicator in the memory button will come on... The current positions of the drivers seat and outside mirrors are now stored...

Page 168

Each memory button stores only one driving position... Storing a new position erases the previous setting stored in that buttons memory... If you want to add a new position while retaining the current one, use the other memory button...

Page 169

If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized positions... If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out... To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory...

Page 170

Each keyless access remote has the built-in key... This key is used to lock/ unlock the doors when the remote battery becomes weak and the power door lock/unlock operation is disabled... You cannot start the engine with this key...

Page 171

You can lock/unlock the doors within about a 32 inch (about 80 cm) radius from the outside door handle... You can open the trunk within about a 32 inch (about 80 cm) radius from the trunk release switch...

Page 172

The remote may not work if: It is too close to the vehicle... It is above or below the vehicle, even when it is within its operating range...

Page 173

If a remote is within operating range while you wash your vehicle or when it is raining heavily, the door sensors may respond by unlocking the doors...

Page 174

Within 2 seconds of pressing the door lock button to lock the doors or locking the doors with remote, pull the handle to make sure the doors are actually locked... The door unlock sensors will not operate for about 2 seconds after the doors are locked...

Page 175

When you unlock all the doors with the remote, built-in key or power door lock master switch, the trunk will unlock...

Page 176

Press this button once to lock all doors... Some exterior lights will flash... When you push the LOCK button twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a beep to verify that the doors are locked and the security system is set...

Page 177

Press this button once to unlock the drivers door... Press it twice to unlock the other doors... Some exterior lights will flash twice each time you press the button... The door activated map lights (if the door activated light switch is set) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button... If you do not open any door within 30 seconds, the map lights fade out... If you relock the doors with the remote before 30 seconds have elapsed, the lights will go off immediately...

Page 178

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 179

When you unlock the door with your remote, each remote activates the keyless memory settings related to that remote... The drivers ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is shown on the back of each remote...

Page 180

The engine may not run, and some malfunctions may occur, if the remote is outside the vehicle...

Page 181

This system uses the engine start/ stop button instead of an ignition switch to start and stop the engine... If you are carrying the keyless access remote, you can start the engine by pressing the engine start/stop button with the brake pedal depressed... You can also stop the engine by pushing this button when the vehicle is stopped...

Page 182

If the keyless access system main switch in the glove box is off, make sure to insert the keyless access remote into the keyless access slot to turn on your vehicles power mode... For more information, refer to page ... 187

Page 183

Indicator-Green Engine is turned off... Some electrical components such as the audio system and accessory power sockets can be operated...

Page 184

the multi- information display shows the INSERT KEYLESS REMOTE INTO SLOT message, then the TO START ENGINE: message will be shown after you insert the remote into the slot... Each time you press the engine start/stop button, the INSERT KEYLESS REMOTE INTO SLOT message is shown on the multi-information display if the remote is not in the slot...

Page 185

If the steering wheel is locked, the engine cannot start... The multi- information display shows you the above message and the indicator in the engine start/stop button blinks... To unlock the steering wheel, apply force by turning it left and right while pressing the engine start/stop button at the same time...

Page 186

You can only place the vehicle in the VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) mode if the transmission is in Park... You will see the SHIFT TO PARK message on the multi-information display with the power mode in ACCESSORY if you open the drivers door with the shift lever in a position other than P (Park)...

Page 187

If you cannot stop the engine by pressing the engine start/stop button once when the vehicle is stopped and the shift lever is in Park, do either emergency engine stop procedure... In this case, the power mode will change to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), however, the steering wheel may NOT lock...

Page 188

If you take the keyless access remote out of the vehicle and close the door with the power mode ON, the inside and outside beepers sound and a KEYLESS REMOTE NOT DETECTED message will be displayed on the multi-information display...

Page 189

If the remote battery becomes weak and the power door lock/unlock operation is disabled, you should insert the remote into the keyless access remote slot to set the power mode and start the engine... After inserting the remote to the slot, operate the engine start/stop button as previously described (see pages

Page 190

This switch is in the glove box... You can cancel the keyless access system features, which are locking/ unlocking the doors, unlocking the trunk, and starting the engine while carrying the keyless access remote... To cancel the system, turn the keyless access system main switch off by pushing it down...

Page 191

In this case, use the built-in key to lock/unlock the doors and insert the keyless access remote into the slot to start the engine (see page )...

Page 192

Always insert the keyless access remote fully into the slot... To remove it, place the vehicle in the VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) mode, then pull out the keyless access remote...

Page 193

When you open the drivers door, and each time you press the engine start/stop button, you will see the INSERT KEYLESS REMOTE INTO SLOT message on the multi- information display in the following situations:

Page 194

If the vehicle is left in the ACCESSORY mode, the TO TURN VEHICLE OFF message is shown on the multi-information display when you open the drivers door... If the vehicle is left in the VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) mode with the keyless access remote in the slot, the REMOVE KEYLESS REMOTE FROM SLOT message is shown on the multi-information display...

Page 195

The trunk and glove box cannot be opened when you turn the trunk main switch off and lock the glove box and trunk pass-through cover with the built-in key... Then, the trunk cannot be opened by using the remote or the exterior trunk release switch...

Page 196

Push the right side of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat... After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the left side of the switch... This will keep the seat warm...

Page 197

If the engine is left idling for an extended period, do not use the seat heaters even on the LO setting... It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting...

Page 198

To open either front window fully, push the window switch firmly down to the second detent, then release it... The window automatically goes down all the way... To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly...

Page 199

When you push the main switch in, the indicator comes on and the passengers windows cannot be raised or lowered... Use the main switch when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally... To cancel this feature, push on the switch again... The switch will pop out and the indicator will go off...

Page 200

To open the windows and moonroof further, press the button again (within 10 seconds of step 1) and hold it... If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 1 and 2...

Page 201

Turn the key counterclockwise again, and hold it... All four windows and the moonroof start to close... To stop the windows and the moonroof, release the key...

Page 202

The moonroof can be tilted up in the back for ventilation, or it can be slid back into the roof... Use the switch on the front ceiling to operate the moonroof... You must turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to operate the moonroof...

Page 203

You can open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch, on models with keyless access system, set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)... Opening either front door cancels this function...

Page 204

To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully... To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever... The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page )...

Page 206

Be careful when you are using the beverage holders... A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers... Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders (if equipped) when you open or close the doors... Use only resealable containers in the door pockets...

Page 207

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/stop button instead of an ignition switch... ACCESSORY Mode is the equivalent of ACCESSORY (I), and ON Mode is the equivalent of ON (II)... For more

Page 208

Open the glove box by pulling out the handle... Close it with a firm push... Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key or the built-in key on models with keyless access system...

Page 209

To use a sun visor, pull it down... You can also use a sun visor at the side window... Remove the support rod from the clip, and swing the sun visor toward the side window... You can extend the sun visor further by pulling it back...

Page 210

To open the sunglasses holder, push on the lid... It will unlatch and swing down... To close it, push it until it latches... Make sure the holder is closed while you are driving...

Page 211

You may also store small items in this holder... Make sure they are small enough to let the holder close and latch, and that they are not heavy enough to cause the holder to pop open while driving...

Page 212

The individual map lights in the front and rear come on when any door is opened, when the remote transmitter (the keyless access remote on models with keyless access system) is used to unlock the doors... When the doors are closed, each light can be turned on and off by pushing the map light button ( / )...

Page 213

Turn on the front individual map lights by pushing each map light button ( / )... Push the button again to turn it off... When the door activated position is selected with the light control button, the rear map lights can be turned on by pushing each map light button ( / )... Push the button again to turn it off...

Page 214

Your vehicle also has a courtesy light in the ignition switch... This light comes on when you open the drivers door... It fades out in about 30 seconds after the door is closed... The courtesy lights come on when

Page 215

After all doors are closed tightly, the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds (depending on the interior light dimming timer setting)... The light turns off before 30 seconds have elapsed if you lock the drivers door...

Page 216

... Error Messages ... 366 ... Bluetooth Audio System ... 367 ... AM/FM Radio Reception ... 372

Page 217

DRIVERS SIDE AUTO BUTTON PASSENGERS SIDE AUTO BUTTON

Page 218

DRIVERS SIDE AUTO BUTTON PASSENGERS SIDE AUTO BUTTON

Page 219

The drivers side temperature and the passengers side temperature can be set separately... Push up the switch of the appropriate temperature control to increase the temperature of airflow... Push down the switch to decrease it... Each set temperature is shown in the display (in the center display on models with navigation system)... Set the desired temperature with

Page 220

When you press this button, the indicator in the button comes on, and the passengers side temperature and mode control is synchronized to the drivers side set temperature and mode control... Changing the passengers side temperature or mode control makes the indicator go off and takes the system out of SYNC mode... On models with navigation system

Page 221

You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode... All other features remain automatically controlled... Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out... When you turn the A/C off, the

Page 222

When you select , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C... For faster defrosting, the fan speed automatically increases... You can also increase airflow to the windshield by closing the center and corner vents on the dashboard... To close the vents, rotate the wheel on the side of each center and corner vent...

Page 223

The climate control system adjusts the interior humidity and selects the defroster mode automatically if you select the drivers side AUTO mode...

Page 224

The selected temperatures and mode appear in the display (in the center display on models with navigation system)... When the indicator in the SYNC button is on, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature and mode by pushing the drivers side temperature control switch up or down...

Page 225

The climate control system has two sensors: a sunlight sensor on top of the dashboard, and a temperature and humidity sensor next to the steering column... Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them...

Page 226

An audio system is standard on all models... Read the appropriate pages (as shown below) to use your vehicles audio system...

Page 227

When you unlock the doors with your remote transmitter and turn the audio system on with the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, the drivers ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is detected, and the radio presets and sound level settings (see page ) are turned to the respective memorized mode automatically...

Page 228

Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models without navigation system) F

Page 229

The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band... To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it... You will see SCAN in the display... The system will scan for a station with a strong signal... When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds...

Page 230

Press the A... SEL button... A-SEL flashes in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds... It stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons...

Page 231

To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button... With the system on, you will see the RDS INFO ON message on the display... If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name...

Page 232

This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information... This can help you to find a station in your favorite category... To activate it, press and release either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar... You will see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it... When the system finds a station, the selected RDS category name will be displayed again for about 5 seconds...

Page 233

The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category... To activate it, press and release the SCAN button... You will see SCAN in the display... The system will scan for a station with a strong signal in the selected RDS category... You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it... When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds...

Page 234

Dolby PL (ProLogic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from 2 channel stereo audio sources... Dolby ProLogic II can only activate when listening to DISC (CD-DA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX... When ProLogic II is active, PL II is shown in the audio display... Press the SETUP button to display

Page 235

The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH... Turn the selector knob to adjust the setting to your liking... If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low... If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high...

Page 236

Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) F

Page 237

You can also change the mode from the menu items... Press the SETUP button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select MODE/CATEGORY or MODE/ CHANNEL and press the selector knob (ENTER)... Each time you press and release the selector knob (ENTER), the display changes between CHANNEL and CATEGORY... To enter the setting, press the TITLE button...

Page 238

The SCAN function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode... In the category mode, only the stations within that category are scanned... To activate scan, press the SCAN button... The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel... When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again...

Page 239

You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons... Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band...

Page 240

The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions... To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas...

Page 241

If your XM Radio service has expired or you purchased your vehicle from a previous owner, you can listen to a sampling of the broadcasts available on XM Radio... With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, press the

Page 242

While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception... Once your audio system is activated, CATEGORY or CHANNEL will appear in the display, and youll be able to listen to XM radio broadcasts... XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request... If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio...

Page 243

Playing Discs (Models without navigation system)

Page 244

You operate the disc changer with the same controls used for the radio... To select the disc changer, press the CD button... You will see CD in the display... The disc and track numbers, and the elapsed time are shown in the display... You can also select the displayed information with the TITLE button (see page )... The system will continuously play a disc until you change modes...

Page 245

Insert the disc into the disc slot when the green disc load indicator comes on... Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way... You will see BUSY in the display while the disc load indicator turns red and blinks as the disc is loaded...

Page 246

If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 16 characters and the indicator in the display... Press and hold the TITLE button until the next 16 characters are shown... You can see up to 32 characters of the text data...

Page 247

In MP3 or WMA mode, you can also select a folder or track/file from the list by using the selector knob... Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to the list displayed with three segments, then turn the knob to select a folder... Press the selector knob (ENTER) to change the display to the track/file list, then turn the same knob to select a track/file... Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection...

Page 248

You can select any type of repeat, random and scan modes by using the SETUP button and the selector knob... Push the SETUP button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select PLAY MODE... Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set the selection...

Page 249

This feature, when activated, plays the files within the current folder in random order, rather than in the order they are compressed in MP3 or WMA... To activate folder random play, select RANDOM IN FLD from the menu items... You will see F-RANDOM in the display... The system will then select and play files randomly... This continues until you deactivate folder random play by selecting normal play, or you select a different folder with the CATEGORY bar...

Page 250

This feature, when activated, samples the first file in each folder on the disc in the order they are recorded... To activate the folder scan feature, press and release the SCAN button repeatedly... You will see F-SCAN in the display... The system will then play the first file in the main folders for about 10 seconds... If you do nothing, the system will then play the following first files for 10 seconds each... When it plays a file that you want to continue listening to, press and hold the SCAN button... 245

Page 251

This feature, when activated, samples the first track on each disc in order (the first file in the main folder on each disc in MP3 or WMA mode)... To activate the disc scan feature, press and release the SCAN button repeatedly until D-SCAN shows in the display... The system will then play the first track/ file in the first main folder on the first disc for about 10 seconds... If you do nothing, the system will then play the following first track/file for 10 seconds each... When it plays a track/ file that you want to continue listening to, press and hold the SCAN button again...

Page 252

To remove the disc currently in play, press the eject button... When a disc is removed from a slot, the system automatically begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position... If you do not remove the disc from the changer within 10 seconds, the disc will reload into the slot... Then the system returns to the previous mode (AM, FM, or XM Radio)...

Page 253

Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal... Current track will be skipped... The next supported track or file plays automatically... Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s)... Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 252)... Insert the disc again... If the code does not disappear, or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer... Do not try to force the disc out of the player...

Page 254

A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges... The small plastic pieces causing this roughness can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems... Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen...

Page 255

The in-dash disc player/changer has a sophisticated and delicate mechanism... If you insert a damaged disc as indicated in this section, it may become stuck inside and damage the audio unit...

Page 256

Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip...

Page 257

Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system)

Page 258

This audio system can select and play the audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the disc player... To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment by using your dock connector, then press the AUX button... The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position... The iPod will also be charged with the ignition switch in these positions...

Page 259

Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle and your dock connector...

Page 260

iPod mode is selected on the audio display, the USB and iPod indicators are shown in the display... After loading, you will see the Acura logo on the iPod... That means you can only operate your iPod using the vehicles audio unit...

Page 261

You can also select a file from any list on the iPod menu: playlists, artists, albums and songs, by using the selector knob... Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to an iPod menu, then turn the selector knob to select a desired list... Press ENTER to set your selection...

Page 262

You can select any type of repeat and shuffle mode by using the SETUP button and the selector knob... Press the SETUP button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select PLAY MODE... Press ENTER to set the selection...

Page 263

This feature plays all available albums in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order... The files in each album are played in the recorded order... You will see ALB SHUF in the display... Select the normal play mode or SHUFFLE OFF to turn off this feature...

Page 264

You can disconnect the iPod at any time when you see OK to disconnect message in the iPod display... Always make sure you see OK to disconnect message in the iPod display before you disconnect it... Make sure to follow the iPods instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB adapter cable...

Page 265

If you see an error message on the audio display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right... If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer...

Page 266

Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) F

Page 267

This audio system can select and play the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the disc player... To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment, then press the AUX button... The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position...

Page 268

In WMA or AAC format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played... If the system finds a DRM file, the audio unit displays UNPLAYABLE FILE, and then skips to the next file...

Page 269

Each time you press the TITLE button, the display mode shows you in sequence, the folder name, the file name, the artist name, the album name, the song name, or name off (which turns off the text display)...

Page 270

You can also select a folder or file from the list by using the selector knob... Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to the folder list, then turn the selector knob to select a folder... Press ENTER to change the display to the file list, then turn the same knob to select a file... Press ENTER to set your selection...

Page 271

You can select any type of repeat, random and scan modes by using the SETUP button and the selector knob... Push the SETUP button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select PLAY MODE... Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set the selection...

Page 272

This function samples all files in the selected folder in the order they are stored... To activate the scan feature, press and release the SCAN button... You will see SCAN in the display... You will get a 10 second sampling of each file in the folder... Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the scan mode and play the last file sampled...

Page 273

This function samples the first file in each folder in the order they are stored... To activate the folder scan feature, press and release the SCAN button repeatedly... You will see F-SCAN in the display... You will get a 10 second sampling of the first file in each folder... Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the folder scan mode and play the last file sampled...

Page 274

If you see an error message on the audio display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right... If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer...

Page 275

Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system)

Page 276

Make sure that your phone is paired and linked to the HFL... Press the AUX button with the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position... The audio display shows the Bluetooth Audio message and mark... Until the phone is recognized, you will see NO CONNECT on the display... This message will go off when the phone is recognized, then the system begins to play...

Page 277

Press the side of the SKIP bar to skip forward to the next file, and press the side to skip backward to the beginning of the current file... Push the side again to skip to the previous file...

Page 278

Select any other audio mode by pressing a button: AM/FM, or CD (if a disc is loaded), on the audio control panel, or press the mode button on the steering wheel to select another audio mode... If an iPod or USB flash memory device is connected to the USB adapter cable, or audio unit is connected to AUX jack, pressing the AUX button also changes the mode...

Page 279

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 280

When you unlock the doors with your remote and turn the audio system on, the drivers ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is detected, and the radio presets and sound level settings (see page ) are turned to the respective memorized mode automatically...

Page 281

Playing the AM/FM Radio (Models with navigation system)

Page 282

The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are shown on the display... To change bands, press the AM/FM button... You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up... Each time you push it up, the band will change to FM1, FM2 or AM... On the FM bands, STEREO will be shown on the navigation screen and ST on the center display, if the station is broadcasting in stereo... Stereo reproduction on AM is not available... On the AM band, AM noise reduction turns on automatically...

Page 283

side to tune to a lower frequency... To tune with the interface dial, push the interface selector down, and turn the interface dial to select Tune... Then press ENTER on the interface selector, and turn the interface dial to the desired frequency... To exit the TUNE mode, press ENTER on the

Page 284

You will see SCAN on the screen... The system will scan for a station with a strong signal... When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds... If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds... When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN side of the bar again...

Page 285

Push the interface selector down to display the AUDIO MENU... Turn the interface dial to select A... SEL, then press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to select ON, then press ENTER on the interface selector... You will see A... SEL on the center display and the audio control display (if selected), and the system goes into auto select mode for several seconds...

Page 286

On the FM band selected, you can select the program type provided by the RDS... Press the AUDIO button to display the radio information on the screen... Push down the interface selector, then turn the interface dial to select RDS search... Press ENTER to set your selection... The principal RDS categories are shown as follows:

Page 287

ALL: All RDS category stations COUNTRY: Country music... TOP 40: Top 40 hits ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies JAZZ: Jazz SOFT: Adult hits and soft music R & B: Rhythm and blues, and soft rhythm and blues CLASSIC: Classical music RELIGION: Religious music and religious talk INFO: News, information, sports, talk, foreign language, personality, public, college, and weather TRAFFIC: Traffic information

Page 288

This function searches up and down for strong signal frequencies that carries the selected RDS category information... This can help you to find a station in your favorite category... To activate it, press and release either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar... You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking in the center display while searching it...

Page 289

The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category one by one... To activate it, press and release the SCAN side of the SCAN/A... SEL bar... You will see SCAN in the center display... The system will scan for a station with a strong signal in the selected RDS category... You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking in the center display while scanning it... When the system finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds...

Page 290

To activate radio text display, use the interface dial... Push the interface selector down, and turn the interface dial to select Read Radio Text... Press ENTER on the interface selector to enter the setting...

Page 291

BASS, TREBLE, FADER, and BALANCE are each adjustable... You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers... In addition, you can set the Dolby PL (ProLogic) II and Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC)...

Page 292

These modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker... Fader adjusts the front-to-back strength, while balance adjusts the side-to-side strength... To adjust fader and balance, select FADER or BALANCE, then press ENTER on the interface selector... The current setting is shown on the screen... Turn the interface dial or VOL/ knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector... To equalize the fader or balance, turn the interface dial or VOL/ knob until the marks on the sound grid come to the center of the adjustment bar...

Page 293

The SVC has four modes: OFF, LOW, MID, and HIGH... The default setting is MID... To change the SVC mode, select SVC, then press ENTER on the interface selector... The current setting is shown on the screen... Turn the interface dial to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector... If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low... If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high...

Page 294

In some audio playing modes (XM, AUX), when DPLII is on, the music coming from the rear speakers may sound distorted... This is due to compression of the music, and it does not indicate a problem with the setting...

Page 295

Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system)

Page 296

XM radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, high- quality digital reception... It offers many channels in several categories... Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display...

Page 297

selector to select AUDIO MENU, then turn the interface dial to choose Tune and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to the appropriate direction... In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category...

Page 298

The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode... In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned... To activate SCAN, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/A... SEL bar... You will see SCAN on the screen and center display...

Page 299

Pick the preset button you want for that channel... Press and hold the preset button until you hear a beep... You can also pick the number with the interface dial... Select your desired number and press and hold ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 300

The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions... To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas... Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator...

Page 301

Once you store the recorded sound file, you can replay it and confirm the information... The system can store up to 30 sound files... If you continue to store more files, the oldest one will be deleted each time you add new file...

Page 302

While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception... Once your audio system is activated, CAT (category) or CH (channel) will appear in the center display, and youll be able to listen to XM Radio broadcasts... XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request... If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio...

Page 303

Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system)

Page 304

Your vehicle has the engine start/ stop button instead of an ignition switch... For more information on selecting the power mode, see page

Page 305

Insert a disc about halfway into the disc slot... The drive will pull the disc in the rest of the way to play it... You operate the disc player with the same controls used for the radio... The number of the current track is shown in the display... When playing a disc in MP3, WMA or AAC, the numbers of the current folder and file are shown... The system will continuously play a disc until you change modes...

Page 306

Title information will be displayed by a list when the information is found in the Gracenote Album Info (Gracenote Media Database) on the built-in hard disk drive... When you play a CD recorded with text data, you will see the genre, artist name, album and track name on the screen... When you play MP3/WMA/AAC discs, you will see the genre, artist name, album name and track name on the screen... If the disc was not recorded with this information, it will not be displayed...

Page 307

To replay the current track continuously, push the interface selector down while playing a disc... Turn the interface dial to select Repeat on the AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to select Repeat icon, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 308

To activate scan, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/A... SEL bar, or push the interface selector down while playing a disc... Turn the interface dial to select Scan on the AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 309

Turn the interface dial to select the Scan icon, and press ENTER on the interface selector... You will hear a 10- second sampling of each track on the disc... When you return to disc mode, the disc will begin playing from where it left off...

Page 310

While playing an MP3/WMA/AAC disc, you can select a folder within the disc by pressing either side of the category bar... Each time you press either side of the bar, the folder title and its first files information appear on the center display and on the navigation screen in hierarchical order of the folders which contain files within the disc...

Page 311

This feature, when activated, replays all files on the selected folder in the order they are compressed... To activate folder repeat play, push the interface selector down while playing a disc... Turn the interface dial to select Repeat on the AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to select the folder repeat icon, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 312

This feature, when activated, plays all files in the current folder in random order... To activate folder random play, push the interface selector down while playing a disc... Turn the interface dial to select Random on the AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to select the folder random icon, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 313

sample the remaining files... This feature, when activated, samples the first file of each folder for 10 seconds... To scan a folder, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/ A... SEL bar... Or, push the interface selector down while playing a disc... Turn the interface dial to select Scan on the AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface dial to select the folder scan icon, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 314

The system plays the first file in the first folder for about 10 seconds... If you do nothing, the system will then play the first files in the next folders for 10 seconds... After playing the first file of the last folder, the system plays normally...

Page 315

The audio system will try to play the disc... If there is still a problem, the error message will reappear... Press the eject button, and pull out the disc... Insert a different disc... If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc... If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer...

Page 316

A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges... The small plastic pieces causing this roughness can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems... Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen...

Page 317

The in-dash disc player has a sophisticated and delicate mechanism... If you insert a damaged disc as indicated in this section, it may become stuck inside and damage the audio unit...

Page 318

Small, irregular shaped discs Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo...

Page 319

Playing Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio (Models with navigation system)

Page 320

The Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Audio function can record tracks from music CDs to the navigation systems hard disc... This function also allows for various playing methods, such as playing recorded tracks on an artist- by-artist or genre-by-genre basis... For example, you can play the tracks that you want to listen to in any order that you like for each playlist...

Page 321

This playlist is automatically generated when the music CD is recorded... The maximum number of original playlists that can be stored to the HDD is 999, with 99 songs on each playlist... Each album name on the music CD is counted as a playlist...

Page 322

If you play a music CD that has not yet been recorded on the HDD, the system will automatically begin recording to the HDD once the disc is loaded... To turn this feature off, see page ...

Page 323

To change the setting to manual mode, push the interface selector down on the HDD screen... Turn the interface dial to select HDD Setup and press ENTER... Turn the interface dial to select Ripping, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 324

To change the setting to automatically record all of the tracks on a music CD, move the interface selector down on the HDD Audio screen... Turn the interface dial to select HDD Setup, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 325

Skip Bar Returns to the beginning of the song that is being played... Otherwise, the previous track is selected... If you press this bar during the first song, the last song is selected... The next song is selected... If you press this bar during the last song, the first song is selected...

Page 326

This function plays the tracks on the HDD in random order... To activate random play, push the interface selector down during track playback... Turn the interface dial to select Random on the HDD AUDIO MENU... Press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 327

To activate scan, push the interface selector down during track playback... Turn the interface dial to select Scan on the HDD AUDIO MENU, and press ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 328

While playing music in the HDD playback screen, push the interface selector up to select MUSIC SEARCH... You can search a track by album, artist, track, playlist, genre, or album record date, or you can shuffle all tracks...

Page 329

Push the interface selector up to display the Search music by screen, and turn the interface dial to select Artist... Press ENTER on the interface selector, and the artist list will be displayed in alphabetical order...

Page 330

Push the interface selector up to display the Search music by screen, and turn the interface dial to select Track... Press ENTER on the interface selector, and the track list will be displayed in alphabetical order...

Page 331

Push the interface selector up to display the Search music by screen, and turn the interface dial to select Genre... Press ENTER on the interface selector, and the genre list will be displayed...

Page 332

The HDD has two types of the playlists: original playlist and user playlist... On the original playlist, the music CD is recorded automatically when it is played... In addition, you can create up to six user playlists on the HDD... In each playlist, you can store a desired music data from the original playlists or music CDs...

Page 333

On the HDD audio screen, push up the interface selector to select MUSIC SEARCH... Select Playlist by turning the interface dial, then press ENTER...

Page 334

Select a desired playlist to change the user playlist name, or a desired album to change the original playlist name (album name)... Refer to the Music Search function on page for how to select a playlist or an album... Push the interface selector down to display AUDIO MENU for a selected playlist or album...

Page 335

The confirmation screen is displayed... Confirm that the new name is correct, and then push the interface selector down to select OK... You will be returned to the Edit Album or Edit Playlist screen for the Original Playlist or User Playlist...

Page 336

After selecting the track for which you want to change the track title, you can also push the interface selector down to display the AUDIO MENU, and then select Edit Track... The subsequent procedure is the same as step 4...

Page 337

Select a desired playlist to change the user playlist artist name or a desired album to change the original playlist artist name... Refer to the Music Search function on page for how to select a playlist or an album... Push the interface selector down to display AUDIO MENU for a selected playlist or album...

Page 338

After selecting the track for which you want to change the artists name, you can also push the interface selector down to display the AUDIO MENU, and then select Edit Track... The subsequent procedure is the same as step 4...

Page 339

Select a desired playlist to change the user playlist music genre, or a desired album to change the original playlist music genre... Refer to the Music Search function on page for how to select a playlist or an album... Push the interface selector down to display AUDIO MENU for a selected playlist or album...

Page 340

Even if all the tracks are deleted from the User Playlist, the data folder for that playlist cannot be deleted, and their names (playlist and artist) are left... You can store tracks again on that playlist...

Page 341

Even if all the tracks are deleted from the User Playlist, the data folder for that playlist cannot be deleted, and their names (playlist and artist) are left... You can store tracks again on that playlist...

Page 342

On the Playlist screen, turn the interface dial and select the Playlist to which the song is to be added, then press ENTER on the interface selector... You will be returned to the Playback screen for the Original Playlist...

Page 343

On the Select an Album screen, turn the interface dial and select the title information for the Original Playlist, then press ENTER on the interface selector... You will be returned to the Audio Menu screen...

Page 344

Turn the dial to select USB or DISC on the Update Gracenote Album info screen, then press ENTER on the selector...

Page 345

Gracenote is an internet-based music recognition service that allows artist, album, and track information from CDs and MP3 files to display on the HDD... Gracenote users are allowed 4 free updates a year... More information about Gracenote, its features, and downloads are available at (in U... S... ) or (in Canada)...

Page 346

This application or device contains software from Gracenote, Inc... of Emeryville, California (Gracenote)... The software from Gracenote (the Gracenote Software) enables this application to perform disc and/or file identification and obtain music- related information, including name, artist, track, and title information (Gracenote Data) from online servers or embedded databases (collectively, Gracenote Servers) and to perform other functions... You may use Gracenote Data only by means of the intended End-User functions or this application or device... You agree that you will use Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers for your own personal non-commercial use only...

Page 347

Gracenote makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy of any Gracenote Data from in the Gracenote Servers... Gracenote reserves the right to delete data from the Gracenote Servers or to change data categories for any cause that Gracenote deems sufficient... No warranty is made that the Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers are error-free or that functioning of Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers will be uninterrupted...

Page 348

Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) F

Page 349

This audio system can select and play the audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the in- dash disc player... To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment by using your dock connector, then press the HDD/AUX button... The power mode must be ACCESSORY or ON... The iPod will also be charged with the power mode in these settings...

Page 350

Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle and your dock connector...

Page 351

When the iPod is connected and the iPod mode is selected on the audio system, the iPod indicator is shown in the center display... If you selected the audio control display by pressing the AUDIO button, you will see the iPod icon on the screen... After loading, you will see the Acura logo on the iPod... That means you can only operate your iPod using the vehicles audio unit...

Page 352

Each time you press and release the side of the SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next track... Press and release the side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track... Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track...

Page 353

Press the AUDIO button to go back to the normal audio playing display... Pressing the CANCEL button goes back to the previous screen, and pressing the MAP button cancels the audio control display on the screen...

Page 354

Turn the interface dial, select the Repeat icon and press ENTER on the interface selector... Playback of the track that is currently being played will be repeated...

Page 355

You can disconnect the iPod at any time when you see OK to disconnect message in the iPod display... Always make sure you see OK to disconnect message in the iPod display before you disconnect it... Make sure to follow the iPods instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB adapter cable...

Page 356

If you reconnect the same iPod, the system may begin playing where it left off, depending on what mode the iPod is in when it is reconnected...

Page 357

If you see an error message in the center display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right... If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer...

Page 358

Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models with navigation system) F

Page 359

This audio system can select and play the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the disc player... To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment, then press the HDD/AUX button until you see AUX in the display... The power mode must be ACCESSORY or ON...

Page 360

The order of files in USB playback may be different from the order of files displayed in PC or other devices etc... Files are played in the order stored in USB flash memory device...

Page 361

In WMA or AAC format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played... If the system finds a DRM file, the audio unit displays UNPLAYABLE FILE, and then skips to the next file...

Page 362

When the USB device is connected and the USB mode is selected on the audio system, the USB indicator is shown in the center display... It also shows the folder and file numbers... Pressing the AUDIO button displays the USB indicator, the folder and file names, and the elapsed time in the navigation screen...

Page 363

To go back to the normal playing display, press the AUDIO button... Pressing the CANCEL button goes back to the previous screen and pressing the MAP button cancels the audio mode display...

Page 364

Turn the interface dial, select the Folder Repeat icon and press ENTER on the interface selector... Playback of the folder that is currently being played will be repeated...

Page 365

Turn the interface dial, select the Track Random icon and press ENTER on the interface selector... The tracks are played in random order...

Page 366

Turn the interface dial, select Track Scan icon and press ENTER on the interface selector... Each track or file is sampled for 10 seconds... When all the tracks in the folder have been scanned, regular playback is resumed...

Page 367

The first file of the first folder is sampled for 10 seconds... If no other operations are carried out, the first files of the remaining folders are played for 10 seconds... After the first file of the last folder is played back, regular playback is resumed...

Page 368

You can disconnect the USB flash memory device at any time even if the USB mode is selected on the audio system... Always follow the USB flash memory devices instructions when you remove it...

Page 369

The system cannot read the file(s)... Check the files in the USB flash memory device... There is a possibility that the files have been damaged... Appears when the unsupported USB flash memory device is inserted... Appears when the file is copyright protectd, such as DRM... Appears when there are no playable files in the USB flash memory device...

Page 370

Bluetooth Audio System (Models with navigation system) F

Page 371

If an iPod or USB flash memory device or audio unit connected to the auxiliary input jack was selected at the last mode, you will see iPod, USB or AUX in the center display and the audio control display on the navigation screen (if selected)... Push the HDD/AUX button again to play audio files from your Bluetooth Audio phone...

Page 372

Press the side of the SKIP bar to skip forward to the next file, and press the side to skip backward to the beginning of the current file... Push the side again to skip to the previous file...

Page 373

Turn the interface dial to switch the setting between the resume/pause mode and the sound setup mode... Select Resume/Pause, then press ENTER to set your selection... Each time you press ENTER, the system switches between the resume mode and pause mode...

Page 374

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 375

A radio stations signal gets weaker as you get farther away from its transmitter... If you are listening to an AM station, you will notice the sound volume becoming weaker, and the station drifting in and out... If you are listening to an FM station, you will see the stereo indicator flickering off and on as the signal weakens... Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the stations signal...

Page 376

Radio signals, especially on the FM band, are deflected by large objects such as buildings and hills... Your radio then receives both the direct signal from the stations transmitter, and the deflected signal... This causes the sound to distort or flutter... This is a main cause of poor radio reception in city driving...

Page 377

If you are listening to the radio, use the CH button to change stations... Each time you press the top ( ) of the button, the system goes to the next preset station on the band you are listening to... Press the bottom ( ) to go back to the previous preset station... If you press and hold the CH button ( ) or ( ), the system goes into the skip (seek) mode... It stops when it finds a station with a strong signal...

Page 378

If you are playing a conventional CD (without the text data and not compressed in MP3 or WMA), you can use the skip function to select discs... Press and hold the top ( ) of the CH button until you hear a beep, to skip forward to the next disc... Press and hold the bottom ( ) to skip backward to the previous disc...

Page 379

If your vehicles battery is discon- nected or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself... If this happens, you will see ENTER CODE in the frequency display (on the center display on models with navigation system) the next time you turn on the system... Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code... The code is on the radio code card included in your owners manual kit... When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing...

Page 380

You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour... If the displayed time is before the half hour, press and hold the CLOCK button, then press the R (reset) button to set the time back to the previous hour... If the displayed time is after the half hour, the same procedure sets the time forward to the beginning of the next hour...

Page 381

Turn the selector knob to select the item which you want to adjust... Turning the selector knob will change the selected item between the clock display setting, hours, minutes, and SET... The selected item is indicated with in the display...

Page 382

To set the time, turn the selector knob and select the hours or the minutes, then press the knob to enter your selection... The display changes to the setting display...

Page 383

The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft... The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking lights, side marker lights and taillights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle or remove the audio unit... This alarm continues for 2 minutes, then the system resets... To reset an activated system before the 2 minutes have elapsed, unlock the drivers door with the key or use the remote transmitter/keyless access remote...

Page 384

With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the remote transmitter/keyless access remote without triggering the alarm... The alarm will sound if the trunk is opened with the trunk release button on the drivers door, the trunk release handle behind the trunk pass-through cover, or the emergency trunk opener...

Page 385

Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance... It can also be affected by accessories such as antennas and roof racks that are mounted by magnets...

Page 386

The audio system is not related to the compass system... Even if the compass system is calibrating, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected...

Page 387

In most areas, there is a variation between magnetic north and true north... Zone selection is required so the compass can compensate for this variation... To check and select the zone, do this:

Page 388

The audio system is not related to the compass system... Even if the compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected...

Page 389

Cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills... If your vehicle speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down... This will cancel the cruise control... To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel will come back on...

Page 390

Even with cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing... After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal... The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed...

Page 391

When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake pedal, the system remembers the previously set cruising speed... To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h) and then press and release the RES/ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on, and the vehicle accelerates to the same cruising speed as before...

Page 392

Units manufactured between April 1, 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be equipped with safety stop and reverse features... If your unit does not have an external entrapment protection system, an easy test to confirm the function and performance of the safety stop and reverse feature is to lay a 2 4 under the closing door... The door should stop and reverse upon contacting the piece of wood... As an additional safety feature, garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to have external entrapment protection systems, such as an electronic eye, which detect an object obstructing the door...

Page 393

If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1...

Page 394

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 395

Your vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL)... HFL uses Bluetooth technology to link your cell phone to your vehicle... With HFL, you can place and receive calls through your vehicles audio system, without the distraction of handling your cell phone... To use this feature, you need a Bluetooth- compatible cell phone with the Hands Free Profile... For more information, and a list of compatible cell phones, visit

Page 396

When HFL is in use, the sound comes through the vehicles front audio system speakers... If the audio system is in use while operating either of the HFL buttons or making a call, HFL overrides the audio system... To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob or the steering wheel volume controls...

Page 397

HFL Back: This button is used to end a call, go back to the previous voice control command, and to cancel an operation... When you are operating HFL, or

Page 398

HFL is operated by the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel... The next few pages provide instructions for all basic features of HFL...

Page 399

If HFL does not recognize a command, its response is Pardon... If it doesnt recognize the command it plays an appropriate Help prompt... Response time may vary depending on the voice command...

Page 400

To go back one step in a command process, say Go back, or press the HFL Back button... If nothing is said while HFL is listening for a command, HFL will time out and stop its voice recognition, then prompt you with available options or help information... The next time you press the HFL Talk button, HFL begins listening from the point at which it timed out...

Page 401

Park your vehicle... With your phone on and the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button... HFL prompts Welcome to Bluetooth HandsFreeLink... This system enables hands-free usage of a mobile phone... Before using this system, a phone needs to be paired or connected with HandsFreeLink... Would you like to pair a phone now? Press the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Talk button, and after the beep, say Yes, to begin the pairing process, or No, to continue...

Page 402

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Yes... HFL responds Entering phone set up: pair menu... The pairing process requires operation of your Bluetooth phone... For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped... HFL responds For proper system function a compatible Bluetooth phone is required... Please visit the HandsFreeLink website, listed in the owners manual, for a list of approved phones and other system information... HandsFreeLink is waiting to pair with a Bluetooth phone... From your phone, search for Bluetooth devices and select HandsFreeLink... HFL responds When prompted by your mobile phone, enter the pairing code: 1234 ...

Page 403

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say the name you want to use... For example, say Johns phone... HFL responds Johns phone has been successfully paired... HFL responds Would you like to hear the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink tutorial now? Press the Talk button and after the beep, say Yes to begin the tutorial, or say No to exit HandsFreeLink...

Page 404

To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Phone setup... HFL responds Phone setup options are pair, edit, delete, list, status, next phone, and set pairing code... Press the Talk button and say a command...

Page 405

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Next phone... HFL responds Searching for the next phone... The system then disconnects the linked phone and searches for another paired phone... If the system finds it, for example, HFL responds Pauls phone is linked...

Page 406

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Set Pairing Code... HFL responds Each time a phone is paired with HandsFreeLink, a pairing code is used for security... This code can be randomly generated by HandsFreeLink, or fixed, which is needed for some Bluetooth devices with a preset pairing code... Would you like to set the pairing code as Random or Fixed?

Page 407

You can select or change some settings for the HFL system... Here are the settings you can select or change... To do this, make sure your vehicle is parked safely, with your phone on and the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position...

Page 408

HFL responds Security is on... Each time the vehicle is turned on, the passcode will be required to use the system... If you forget this passcode, you must either go to the dealer to have it reset, or clear the entire system using the System Clear command...

Page 409

If you say, Off, no audible notification of an incoming call will be selected... During an incoming call, there is no ring tone or prompt playback... The audio system will still mute, and the HFL message or the HFL notification screen will be displayed...

Page 410

You can make calls using any phone number, or by using a name in the HFL phonebook... You can also redial the last number called... During a call, HFL allows you to talk up to 30 minutes after you remove the key from the ignition switch... Continuing a call without running the engine may discharge and weaken the vehicles battery...

Page 411

With your phone on and the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Call or Dial... HFL responds What name or number would you like to call/ dial? Press the Talk button and say a name, a number, or say list to hear the phonebook entries...

Page 412

HFL allows you to send numbers or names during a call... This is useful when you call a menu-driven phone system... You can also program account numbers into the HFL phonebook for easy retrieval during menu-driven calls...

Page 413

If your phone has call waiting, and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press and release the Talk button to answer it... When you do this, the original call is placed on hold... To return to the original call, press the Talk button again... If you dont want to answer the new call, disregard it, and continue with your original call... If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button...

Page 414

To activate this function, do this: Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say System setup... HFL responds System setup options are security, change passcode, call notification, auto transfer, and clear... Press the Talk button and say a command...

Page 415

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say the name you would like to store... For example, say John Smith ... HFL responds What is the number for John Smith ? Press the Talk button and say the number... You can also say an account number instead of John Smith ...

Page 416

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say the new number for Eric... For example, say 987 654 3219... HFL responds 987 654 3219... Press the Talk button and continue to add numbers or say enter...

Page 417

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say the name you would like to delete... For example, say Eric... HFL responds Would you like to delete Eric? Press the Talk button and say Yes or No...

Page 418

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say List... HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook... When it says the name you want to call, for example, Eric , press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Call... HFL responds Would you like to call Eric ? Press the Talk button and say Yes or No...

Page 419

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Receive contact... HFL responds The receive process requires operation of your Bluetooth device... For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped... HandsFreeLink is now waiting to receive a contact from a Bluetooth device...

Page 420

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Clear... HFL responds This process will clear all paired phones, clear all entries in the phonebook, clear the security passcode, and restore the defaults in the system setup... Is this what you would like to do? Press the Talk button and say yes or no...

Page 421

Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say French... HFL responds Vous avez selectionn Franais... Les noms enregistres en mode Anglais ne seron pas accessible en mode Franais... Voulez-vous continuer? You have selected French... Name tags that were stored while in English mode will not be accessible in French mode... Would you like to continue? Press the Talk button and say Yes or No...

Page 422

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 423

HFL recognizes simple voice commands, such as phone numbers and names... It uses these commands to automatically dial, receive, and store numbers... Voice commands help to operate HFL on the navigation screen... For more information on voice control, see Using Voice Control on page ...

Page 424

Your vehicles HFL system allows you to import your cellular phonebook to HFL... Using the navigation system, you can make a call directly and store a desired number in HFL from the list shown on the navigation display... For more information on how to import the phonebook, see page ... To make a call, see page ...

Page 425

The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in... Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items... When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection...

Page 426

has been stored in the phonebook (see page )... While the system searches for information from the stored data, Now acquiring call information will be displayed... If the caller chooses to hide the number when making a call, No Caller ID will be displayed instead...

Page 427

BACK Button: This button has the same function as the CANCEL button... When you press and release it, the current voice command is canceled and the display returns to the previous screen...

Page 428

You can change the voice guidance and system language to English, French, or Spanish... The language you select will be also used for the navigation system... Refer to the navigation system manual for details...

Page 429

During the pairing process, turn off any previously paired phones before pairing a new phone... Your phones battery may drain faster when it is paired to HFL... HFL operates best if your phone is set to automatically recognize the system (Discovery mode)... If after 3 minutes your phone is not ready to pair or a phone is not found, the system will time out and start the pairing process from the beginning...

Page 430

Move the interface selector down... The Phone setup screen appears... Rotate the dial to select Setup Bluetooth Phone, and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Phone setup... HFL responds Please select the phone setup item... Press the Talk button and say Setup Bluetooth Phone... HFL responds Please select a Bluetooth Phone item to setup...

Page 431

The notification is displayed... If OK, press ENTER... Then the message Now your phone is ready for hands-free calls appears... If you want to pair two or more phones, repeat steps 2 4...

Page 432

Select the Cellular Phone screen, then move the interface selector down... Rotate the dial to select Setup Bluetooth Phone and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Setup Bluetooth Phone... HFL responds Please select a Bluetooth Phone item to setup...

Page 433

Specify a 4-digit number in the pass- key entry screen and move the interface selector down... The specified number will be generated and used for subsequent phone pairing...

Page 434

Select the Cellular Phone screen, then move the interface selector down... Rotate the dial to select Setup Bluetooth Phone and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Setup Bluetooth Phone... HFL responds Please select a Bluetooth Phone item to setup...

Page 435

Press the INFO button, rotate the dial to select Cellular Phone, and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Cellular Phone... HFL responds Which cellular phone item would you like to select?

Page 436

You can make calls using any phone number or by using a name in the HFL phonebook... You can also redial from an incoming or outgoing number... During a call, HFL allows you to talk up to 30 minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)... Continuing a call without running the engine may discharge and weaken the vehicles battery...

Page 437

Rotate the dial and press ENTER to select each number, or press the Talk button and say the entire number as a continuous string... For example, say 123-456-7890... If the wrong number is displayed on the screen, press the Talk button again and say Delete or Clear... All digits will be cleared...

Page 438

HFL Calling display appears, notifying you that the system is dialing the entered phone number... Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers... To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob or the steering wheel volume controls...

Page 439

Rotate the dial to select Phone Book and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Phone Book... If a phonebook has already been imported, HFL responds Please select the number of the phonebook from the list... If a phonebook has not been imported, HFL will attempt to import it from your phone (see page )...

Page 440

On the Select a name screen, move the interface selector down to select Search Phone Book, or press the Talk button and say Search Phone Book... HFL responds Please spell a keyword one letter at a time... Use the interface dial to enter the keyword... After the keyword for the name is entered, move the interface selector down to return to the Select a name screen...

Page 441

Move the interface selector sideways to switch between All, Dial, Received, or Missed call lists, or press the Talk button and say All, Dial, Received, or Missed call... HFL responds for Dial Please select the number of the dialed call from the history list, and for Received Please select the number of the received call from the history list...

Page 442

HFL Calling display appears, notifying you that the system is dialing the entered phone number... Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers... To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob or the steering wheel volume controls...

Page 443

If you want to select a registered Speed Dial phone number other than the four entries viewable on the Cellular Phone screen, select More Speed Dial and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say More Speed Dial... HFL responds Please select the number of the Speed Dial from the list...

Page 444

If your phone has Call Waiting and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press and release the Pick-Up button to answer it... When you do this, the original call is placed on hold... To return to the original call, press the Pick-Up button again... If you dont want to answer the new call, disregard it and continue with your original call... If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Hang-Up button...

Page 445

When you are on the call and the Calling screen is displayed, rotate the dial to select Transfer and press ENTER... The call switches from your phone to HFL...

Page 446

Speed Dial allows you to store up to 20 phone numbers, four of which are accessible on the Cellular Phone screen for quick access... They can be chosen and copied from your phonebook and call history... You can also clear and change a Speed Dial number...

Page 447

Select Cellular Phone screen, then move the interface selector down... Rotate the dial to select Edit Speed Dial and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Edit speed dial after the beep... HFL responds Please select a method to edit...

Page 448

Rotate the dial to select Phonebook or Call history and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Phonebook or Call history... HFL responds Please select the number of the name from the list when Phonebook is selected, and Please select the number of the call from the history list when Call history is selected...

Page 449

Rotate the dial to select a blank (No Entry) in the Cellular Phone screen and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say the list number of the Speed Dial you want to store... HFL responds Would you like to register the speed dial from the Phonebook or Call history?

Page 450

Rotate the dial to select Phonebook or Call history and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Phonebook or Call history... HFL responds Please select the number of the name from the list when Phonebook is selected, and Please select the number of the call from the history list when Call history is selected...

Page 451

Deleting Speed Dial Numbers Press the INFO button, rotate the dial to select Cellular Phone, and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Cellular Phone... HFL responds Which cellular phone item would you like to select?

Page 452

Move the interface selector down to select Phone Setup, or press the Talk button and say Phone Setup... Rotate the dial to select Edit Speed Dial and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Edit Speed Dial... HFL responds Please select a method to edit...

Page 453

Move the interface selector down to select Phone Setup, or press the Talk button and say Phone Setup... Rotate the dial to select Edit Speed Dial and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Edit Speed Dial... HFL responds Please select a method to edit...

Page 454

Rotate the dial to select the entry you want to store a voice tag for, press ENTER, and move the interface selector down for OK... You can also press the Talk button, say the list number of the entry you want to store a voice tag for, and say OK...

Page 455

HFL will say Do you want to store Voice tag Mike for this number? Rotate the dial to select Yes or No and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Yes... When you select Yes, the voice tag is stored... You will see the voice tag icon on the Speed Dial entry...

Page 456

Move the interface selector down to select Phone Setup, or press the Talk button and say Phone Setup... Rotate the dial to select Edit Speed Dial and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Edit Speed Dial... HFL responds Please select a method to edit...

Page 457

Rotate the dial to select Delete Voice Tag and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Delete Voice Tag... HFL responds Please select the number of the voice tag to delete...

Page 458

HFL can store up to six phones, with one phonebook for each... The Phonebook allows you to store up to 1,000 names and 10,000 phone numbers... The maximum names and numbers to be stored varies on the data size of each saved item... Once they are stored, you can then automatically dial any name or number in the phonebook...

Page 459

If you are playing Bluetooth Audio, the above screen is displayed... If you want to stop Bluetooth Audio and continue to import the Cellular Phonebook, rotate the dial to select Yes and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Yes...

Page 460

Up to three category icons are displayed in the right side of the list... These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the person... If a name has more than three category icons, is displayed... The following category icons will appear:

Page 461

Rotate the dial to select Delete Cellular Phonebook and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Delete Cellular Phonebook... HFL responds This will delete the imported Phonebook for the currently selected phone... Would you like to continue?

Page 462

HFL can store up to six users... Each user has their own Phonebook, Speed Dial, and Call history... You can rename and delete a user name in the Edit User screen... You can also set a 4-digit PIN (password) to protect user information...

Page 463

Rotate the dial to select the phone that you want to create a user name for, press ENTER, and move the interface selector down for OK... You can also press the Talk button, say the list number of the phone you want to create a user name for and say OK...

Page 464

Press the INFO button, rotate the dial to select Cellular Phone, and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Cellular Phone... HFL responds Which cellular phone item would you like to select?

Page 465

Rotate the dial to select Delete and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Delete... HFL responds Please select the number of user name to edit from the list...

Page 466

Press the INFO button, rotate the dial to select Cellular Phone, and press ENTER, or press the Talk button and say Cellular Phone... HFL responds Which cellular phone item would you like to select?

Page 467

Rotate the dial to select the user that you want to set a PIN for, press ENTER, and move the interface selector down for OK... You can also press the Talk button, say the list number of the user you want to set a PIN for, and say the number, then OK... HFL responds Please say your 4-digit PIN...

Page 468

If you switch to a user with a PIN, the Speed Dial list on the right side of the screen will not appear until the PIN is entered... When you select Call history, Phone Book, Dial, or More Speed Dial, the Enter PIN screen will be displayed... Enter the password...

Page 469

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 470

AcuraLink enhances your ownership experience by providing a direct communication link between your vehicle and the Acura Server... Working through the XM radio satellite, AcuraLink works in conjunction with the navigation system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL), and audio system in your vehicle... It displays and receives several kinds of messages, including:

Page 471

A list of all messages will be shown... New messages will be at the top... Select the message you want to read by pressing ENTER...

Page 472

After purchasing your vehicle, messages may not appear immediately... Your dealer has to register the vehicle identification before you can receive messages... This can take several days to process...

Page 473

Select this option to get more information about the current diagnostic message... To use this option, your cellphone must be paired with the HFL... In addition, the paired phone must have a compatible data service and be set up with the AcuraLink system to make a data connection... Access the handsfreelink... com website to find out which data services are currently compatible with AcuraLink...

Page 474

Use the interface knob to scroll up or down to the message title you want to delete, and select it by pressing ENTER on the interface selector...

Page 475

These messages, based on updated vehicle information and comments from other TL owners, supplement your Owners Manual and Quick Start Guide... They provide you with relevant information for a safe and enjoyable ownership experience... For additional information, call Acura Client Services directly through the HFL...

Page 476

These messages provide detailed information about the service needed for your vehicle... When a maintenance message appears on the multi-information display, a list of needed maintenance items is provided through an AcuraLink message... These messages tell you the exact maintenance needed, helping you to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs...

Page 477

The system will automatically connect to the Acura server, then show you an appropriate appointment date and time on the navigation screen... If you accept this appointment, select Confirm Appointment, then press ENTER...

Page 478

The system will automatically connect to the Acura server, then show you a new appointment date and time on the navigation screen... If you accept this appointment, select Confirm Appointment, then press ENTER...

Page 479

Select AcuraLink/Messages on the Setup screen, then press ENTER... Select the appointment message then press ENTER... You will see the screen to cancel as shown... To cancel the appointment, select Cancel Appointment, then press ENTER...

Page 480

If your vehicle is affected by a recall or other important safety information, a letter will be mailed to you about the issue and how to fix it... If you dont get your vehicle fixed, you will also receive a reminder message through AcuraLink... You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer...

Page 481

When an indicator comes on or a message is displayed on the Multi- Information Display (MID), AcuraLink can provide information about the cause of the indicator or message and the recommended action to address it... This helps you handle the problem as it occurs, preventing or limiting costly repairs...

Page 482

If you want the information now, select the Check Now option... (If the navigation screen is not active, you must select OK from the navigation disclaimer screen before you can check the information... )

Page 483

Select this option to delete all stored messages within a category, except for diagnostic info and recall campaign messages... These messages can only be deleted by a certified technician after the recall is done or the problem is corrected, or through a broadcast message from Acura...

Page 484

Select ON if you want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon appears on the navigation screen)... Select OFF if you do not want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon does not appear on the screen)... Messages can still be accessed using the INFO menu... If you would like to stop receiving messages, visit the My Acura website at

Page 485

The default setting is prompt... When a diagnostic info message appears, and you select the Check Now option, the system will prompt you before connecting to the Acura server... If you do not wish to connect at that time, select No at the prompt, and you will see the information from the onboard database... The Auto setting will remove the prompt when you select the Check Now option and will automatically connect to the Acura server... This setting only applies when you have a Bluetooth enabled phone that is paired with the HFL and you have completed the Phone-Data Connection setup...

Page 486

For the best picture, always keep the rearview camera clean, and do not cover the camera lens... To avoid scratching the lens when you clean it, use a moist, soft cloth...

Page 488

Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids... You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages... The information in this section will help you... If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first...

Page 489

Your vehicle is designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 91 or higher... If this octane grade is unavailable, regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 87 or higher may be used temporarily... The use of regular unleaded gasoline can cause metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance... The long-term use of regular-grade gasoline can lead to engine damage...

Page 490

Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE... Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol by volume and up to 15% MTBE by volume... Do not use gasoline containing methanol...

Page 491

Screw the fuel fill cap back on until it clicks at least once... If you do not properly tighten the cap, you will see a TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message on the multi- information display... If the system still detects an evaporative system leak after retightening the cap, the malfunction indicator lamp may come on (see page )...

Page 492

If the system still detects a leak in your vehicles 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 ...

Page 493

To close the hood, lower it to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then press down firmly with your hands... Make sure the hood is securely latched...

Page 494

Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank... Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines... If it is below the MIN line, see

Page 495

Fuel economy is not a fixed number... It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition... Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments...

Page 496

Aggressive driving (hard acceleration and braking) Excessive idling, accelerating and braking in stop-and-go traffic Cold engine operation (engines are more efficient when warmed up) Driving with a heavy load or the air conditioner running Improperly inflated tires

Page 497

Direct calculation is the recommended source of information about your actual fuel economy... Using frequency of fill-ups or taking fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate measures of fuel economy... Fuel economy may improve over the first several thousand miles...

Page 498

When properly installed, cellular phones, alarms, two-way radios, and low-powered audio systems should not interfere with your vehicles computer controlled systems, such as your airbags, anti-lock brakes, and tire pressure monitoring system...

Page 499

Lowering your vehicle with a non-Acura suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy...

Page 500

In addition, the trunk pass-through allows you to carry longer items... However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicles handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe... Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages...

Page 501

The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity... For example, if the XXX amount equals 1,400 lbs... and there will be five 150 lb... passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs... (1,400 750 (5 150) = 650 lbs... )

Page 502

In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)... Both are on a label on the drivers doorjamb...

Page 503

Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll underneath and interfere with the proper operation of the seats, the sensors under the seats, or the drivers ability to operate the pedals...

Page 504

This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the automatic transmission... It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, the braking system, the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD ) system, vehicle stability assist (VSA ), aka electronic stability control (ESC), system and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...

Page 505

When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel, and the messages on the multi-information display (see pages , and

Page 506

Without touching the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, then release the ignition switch... You do not need to hold the ignition switch in the START (III) position to start the engine... Depending on the outside temperature, the starter motor runs for about 6 to 9

Page 507

If there is a problem with the starting system, you will see a CHECK STARTING SYSTEM message on the multi-information display when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position... You will also see this message when the auto control mode of the starting system has a problem...

Page 508

Your vehicles starting system has an auto control mode... When you have your keyless access remote and push the engine start/stop button while depressing the brake pedal, this feature keeps the engines starter motor running until the engine starts... Follow these instructions to start the engine:

Page 509

Do not follow this procedure unless it is a case of emergency... Even if you can start the engine using this method, the system may have a malfunction... Contact your dealer as soon as possible...

Page 510

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the D indicator, there is a problem with the automatic transmission control system... Avoid rapid acceleration and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible...

Page 511

This position mechani- cally locks the transmission... Use Park whenever you are turning off or starting the engine... To shift out of Park, you must press on the brake pedal and have your foot off the accelerator pedal... Press the release button on the front of the shift lever to move it...

Page 512

Use neutral if you need to restart a stalled engine, or if it is necessary to stop briefly with the engine idling... Shift to the Park position if you need to leave your vehicle for any reason... Press on the brake pedal when you are moving the shift lever from neutral to another gear...

Page 513

If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometers red zone... If this occurs, you may feel the engine cut in and out... This is caused by a limiter in the engines computer controls... The engine will run normally when you reduce the rpm below the red zone...

Page 514

Put a cloth on the edge of the shift lock release slot cover... Use a small flat-tipped screwdriver or metal fingernail file to carefully pry up the edge of the cover and remove it from the slot...

Page 515

Downshifting with the paddle shifter allows you to increase the engine braking when going down steep or long hills, and provides more power when climbing uphills... You can upshift the transmission manually to reduce the rpm... Driving in the higher gear helps fuel economy...

Page 516

The transmission control system monitors the accelerator pedal use and your driving conditions... When you press the accelerator pedal as in normal driving, the system judges that you are driving at a constant cruising speed without using the paddle shifters... Under these conditions, D-paddle shift mode is canceled, and the transmission automatically returns to drive mode (D)...

Page 517

To enter the sequential shift mode, press the release button on the front of the shift lever, move the lever to the S position, then pull either paddle shifter... To return to drive mode (D), move the shift lever to the D position... While you are driving in the sequential shift mode, the transmission will not automatically return to drive mode (D)...

Page 518

Downshifting with the paddle shifter allows you to increase the engine braking when going down steep or long hills, and provides more power when climbing uphills... You can upshift the transmission manually to reduce the rpm... Driving in the higher gear helps fuel economy...

Page 519

When you are in sequential shift mode, and the vehicle is stopped, pull the (right) paddle shifter to shift to second gear... You will see M2 in the display... Starting in second gear helps to reduce wheelspin in deep snow or on a slippery surface...

Page 520

When there is only a slight change in torque distribution while driving, such as cruising on level roads at the same speed, the torque distribution monitor may stop displaying the amount of torque... This is not a system problem... The monitor will show the amount if the system senses any change in torque distribution...

Page 521

If the SH-AWD indicator blinks while driving, it indicates the differential temperature is too high... You will also see an SH-AWD DIFF TEMP... HIGH message on the multi- information display... If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out... If the indicator does not go out, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it

Page 522

If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, set the parking brake before you put the transmission in Park... This keeps the vehicle from moving and putting pressure on the parking mechanism in the transmission...

Page 523

Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels... A power assist helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal... The emergency brake assist system increases the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an emergency situation... The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking very hard...

Page 524

You will feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when the ABS activates, and you may hear some noise... This is normal: it is the ABS rapidly pumping the brakes... On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very hard before the ABS activates... However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice...

Page 525

Test your brakes as instructed on page ... If the brakes feel normal, drive slowly and have your vehicle repaired by your dealer as soon as possible... Avoid sudden hard braking which could cause the rear wheels to lock up and possibly lead to a loss of control...

Page 526

The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired... It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces... It does this by regulating the engines output, and by selectively applying the brakes...

Page 527

If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on (see page ), or the multi-information display shows a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message with the indicator flashing (see page ), the VSA system automatically turns on even if the VSA system is turned off with the VSA OFF switch... In this case, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again...

Page 528

This feature starts operating a few seconds after you are in any drive gear position (when faced uphill) or in reverse (when faced downhill)... This feature requires that the vehicle has come to a complete stop before it can work...

Page 529

Each tire has its own pressure sensor... If the air pressure of a tire becomes significantly low, the sensor in that tire immediately sends a signal that causes the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator in the instrument panel to come on... If this happens, you will see which tire is losing pressure on the multi- information display along with a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message...

Page 530

For example, if you check and fill your tires in a warm area, then drive in extremely cold weather, the tire pressure will be lower than measured and could be underinflated and cause the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator to come on... Or, if you check and adjust your tire pressure in cooler conditions, and drive into extremely hot conditions, the tire may become overinflated... However, the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator will not come on if the tires are overinflated...

Page 531

Each tire has its own pressure sensor... If the air pressure of a tire becomes significantly low, the sensor in that tire immediately sends a signal that causes the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator in the instrument panel to come on... If this happens, you will see which tire is losing pressure on the multi- information display along with a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message...

Page 532

If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on, or the multi- information display shows a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message, the VSA system automatically turns on even when the VSA system is turned off by pressing the VSA OFF switch (see page )... If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again...

Page 533

After the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator stays on while driving... After several miles (kilometers) driving, this indicator begins to flash, then stays on again... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi- information display... This is normal; the system cannot monitor the spare tire pressure... Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure it is correct...

Page 534

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

Page 536

If you have the skills and tools to perform more complex maintenance tasks on your vehicle, you may want to purchase the service manual... See page for information on how to obtain a copy, or see your dealer...

Page 537

Some of the most important safety precautions are given here... However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance... Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task...

Page 538

To see the current engine oil life displayed on the multi-information display, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the engine oil life is displayed...

Page 539

When the remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 percent, the multi-information display shows a SERVICE DUE SOON message along with the maintenance item code(s) indicating the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change... Refer to page for a complete list of the maintenance main items and sub items...

Page 540

When the remaining oil life is 5 to 1 percent, the multi-information display shows a SERVICE DUE NOW message with the same maintenance items SERVICE DUE SOON was displayed with... When you see this message, have the indicated maintenance performed as soon as possible...

Page 541

If the indicated maintenance service is not done and the remaining engine oil life reaches 0%, the multi- information display will show the message SERVICE PAST DUE and the maintenance item code(s)... This message is displayed when the total distance traveled is less than 10 miles (for U... S... models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after the engine oil life became 0%...

Page 542

Press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly to select the engine oil life... The message SERVICE, along with 0%, and the maintenance item code are displayed on the multi-information display when the calculated engine oil life is 0 to 1 percent...

Page 543

When you press the SEL/RESET button to select the engine oil life, the message SERVICE, along with the maintenance item code(s) and the total negative distance traveled after the oil life became 0%, will be displayed on the multi-information display...

Page 544

Select RESET by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to reset the engine oil life display... The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to 100... If you want to cancel the oil life reset mode, select CANCEL...

Page 545

Your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service... However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect... Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or person who is skilled in this type of automotive service... Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out your Maintenance Journal or Canadian Maintenance Log... Check your warranty booklet for more information...

Page 546

You should check the following items at the specified intervals... If you are unsure of how to perform any check, turn to the appropriate page listed...

Page 547

Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher level of mechanical (shear) stress to fluid... This requires differential fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the maintenance minder... If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the differential fluid changed at 7,500 miles (12,000 km), then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km)...

Page 548

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop)

Page 549

Pull the bulkhead cover straight up to remove... When removing the cover, make sure to move the bulkhead cover slightly to the left so that the hood latch handle does not get in the way...

Page 550

Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover... Pour in the oil slowly and carefully so you do not spill... Clean up any spills immediately... Spilled oil could damage components in the engine compartment... Install the engine oil fill cap, and tighten it securely... Wait a few minutes, and recheck the oil level (see page )... Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine...

Page 551

Changing the oil and filter requires special tools and access from underneath the vehicle... The vehicle should be raised on a service station- type hydraulic lift for this service... Unless you have the knowledge and proper equipment, you should have this maintenance done by a skilled technician...

Page 552

Open the hood, and remove the engine oil fill cap... Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine... Drain the oil into an appropriate container...

Page 553

If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement... Make sure it is a high-quality coolant recommended for aluminum engines... Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail... Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible...

Page 554

When the radiator and engine are cool, relieve any pressure in the cooling system by turning the radiator cap counterclockwise, without pressing down...

Page 555

Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir... Antif reeze can damage your vehicles paint, while a vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump... Use only commercially-available windshield washer f luid...

Page 556

Park the vehicle on level ground... Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off the engine... For accurate results, wait about 60 seconds (but no longer than 90 seconds) before doing step 2...

Page 557

Using transmission f luid other than Acura ATF-Z1 may cause deterioration in transmission operation and durability, and could result in damage to the transmission... Damage resulting f rom the use of transmission f luid other than Acura ATF-Z1 is not covered by the Acura new vehicle warranty...

Page 558

The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir... If the level is at or below the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention... Have the brake system inspected for leaks or worn brake pads...

Page 559

The low beam headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube... High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the light switch off and the key removed (or the vehicle is in VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) mode on models with keyless access system)... Because of this, you should not attempt to examine or change a low beam headlight bulb yourself... If a low beam headlight bulb fails, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it replaced...

Page 560

To change a bulb on the passengers side, remove the engine coolant reserve tank by pulling it out of its stay...

Page 561

Start the engine... If you are replacing a drivers side bulb, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right... If you are replacing a passengers side bulb, turn the steering wheel to the left... Turn off the engine...

Page 562

Start the engine... If you are replacing a drivers side bulb, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right... If you are replacing a passengers side bulb, turn the steering wheel to the left... Turn off the engine...

Page 563

Use a 10 mm wrench to remove the two mounting bolts and remove the holding clip with a flat- tipped screwdriver...

Page 564

Your vehicle uses halogen light bulbs... When replacing a bulb, handle it by its plastic case, and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects... If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth...

Page 565

Push the under cover in place and set the spoiler and inner fender cover in the original position... Install the bolts and holding clips, and lock them in place by pushing on their center...

Page 566

Open the trunk... Remove the screw in the center of the holding clip on the side of the trunk lining... Pull the lining back...

Page 567

If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them... Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents... Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle...

Page 568

The floor mats that came with your vehicle hook over the floor mat anchors... To lock each anchor, turn the knob clockwise... This keeps the floor mats from sliding forward (possibly interfering with the pedals), or backwards (making the front passengers weight sensors ineffective)... If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle...

Page 569

Have your dealer replace the filter when this service is indicated by a maintenance message on the multi- information display... It should be replaced every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) if you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air, or if the flow from the climate control system becomes less than usual...

Page 570

Examine the new wiper blades... If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade...

Page 571

Your vehicle is equipped with high performance summer tires... These tires have a high-traction compound and tread pattern to provide superior acceleration, cornering, and stopping under most driving conditions...

Page 572

If you check air pressure when the tires are hot [driven for several miles (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0... 3 to 0... 4 kgf/cm ) higher than the cold readings... This is normal... Do not let air out to match the recommended cold air pressure... The tire will be underinflated...

Page 573

For convenience, the recommended tire sizes and cold tire pressures are on a label on the drivers doorjamb...

Page 574

We strongly recommend that you do not drive faster than the posted speed limits and conditions allow... If you ever drive in a sanctioned competitive event at sustained high speeds (over 118 mph or 190 km/h), be sure to adjust the cold tire pressures as shown below... If you do not, excessive heat can build up and cause sudden tire failure...

Page 575

In addition to your regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five years old... It is also recommended that all tires, including the spare, be removed from service after 10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear...

Page 576

Have your dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent vibration while driving... A tire should always be rebalanced if it is removed from the wheel... When you have new tires installed, make sure they are balanced... This increases riding comfort and tire life... For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic balance...

Page 577

Mixing radial and bias-ply tires on your vehicle can reduce braking ability, traction, and steering accuracy... Using tires of a different size or construction can cause the ABS and vehicle stability assist system (VSA) to work inconsistently...

Page 578

If you mount snow tires on your vehicle, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as original tires... Mount snow tires on all four wheels... The traction provided by snow tires on dry roads may be lower than your original tires... Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations...

Page 579

Aluminum alloy wheels have a protective clear-coat that keeps the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing... Cleaning the wheels with harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush can damage the clear-coat... To clean the wheels, use a mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge...

Page 580

Check the terminals for corrosion (a white or yellowish powder) after removing all engine compartment covers (see page )... To remove it, cover the terminals with a solution of baking soda and water... It will bubble up and turn brown... When this stops, wash it off with plain water... Dry off the battery with a cloth or paper towel... Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent further corrosion...

Page 581

If you need to park your vehicle for an extended period (more than 1 month), there are several things you should do to prepare it for storage... Proper preparation helps prevent deterioration and makes it easier to get your vehicle back on the road... If possible, store your vehicle indoors...

Page 582

Cover the vehicle with a breathable cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton... Non-porous materials, such as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, which can damage the paint...

Page 584

This section covers the more common problems that motorists experience with their vehicles... It gives you information about how to safely evaluate the problem and what to do to correct it... If the problem has stranded you on the side of the road, you may be able to get going again... If not, you will also find instructions on getting your vehicle towed...

Page 585

After the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator stays on... After several miles (kilometers) driving with the spare, this indicator begins to flash, then stays on again... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... 529

Page 586

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/ stop button instead of an ignition switch... VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) Mode is the equivalent of LOCK (0)... See page for ignition switch and power mode comparison...

Page 587

Locate the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change... It is pointed to by an arrow molded into the underside of the body... Place the jack under the jacking point... Turn the end bracket clockwise until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point... Make sure the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch...

Page 588

Put on the spare tire... Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub... Do not try to tighten the wheel nuts fully...

Page 589

Tighten the wheel nuts securely in the same crisscross pattern... Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility... Tighten the wheel nuts to:

Page 590

Store the center cap in the trunk... Make sure it does not get scratched or damaged... Unhook the handle from the trunk opening and lower the trunk floor lid, then close the trunk lid...

Page 591

When you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position or on models with keyless access system, press the engine start/stop button to set START Mode (see page ), you do not hear the normal noise of the engine trying to start... You may hear a clicking sound, a series of clicks, or nothing at all...

Page 592

Turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position or on models with keyless access system, press the engine start/stop button to set START Mode (see page )... If the headlights do not dim, check the condition of the fuses... If the fuses are OK, there is probably something wrong with the electrical circuit for the ignition switch or starter motor... You will need a qualified technician to determine the problem... See

Page 593

Do you have your keyless access system remote with you? The vehicle will not start without the remote within operating range... The vehicle will not start without the remote within operating range and with the keyless access main switch in the glove box turned on...

Page 594

Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery... In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte... If it seems slushy or like ice, do not try jump starting until it thaws...

Page 595

Connect the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal on the booster battery... Connect the other end to the grounding point as shown... Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part of the engine...

Page 596

If you do not see steam or spray, leave the engine running and watch the temperature gauge... If the high heat is due to overloading, the engine should start to cool down almost immediately... If it does, wait until the temperature gauge comes down to the midpoint, then continue driving...

Page 597

Start the engine, and set the temperature to maximum heat (climate control to AUTO at )... Add coolant to the radiator up to the base of the filler neck... If you do not have the proper coolant mixture available, you can add plain water... Remember to have the cooling system drained and refilled with the proper mixture as soon as you can...

Page 598

This indicator should never come on when the engine is running... If it starts flashing or stays on, the oil pressure has dropped very low or lost pressure... Serious engine damage is possible, and you should take immediate action...

Page 599

If you have recently refueled your vehicle, the indicator coming on could be due to a loose or missing fuel fill cap... You will also see a TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message on the multi-information display... Tighten the cap until it clicks at least once (see page )... Tightening the cap will not turn the indicator off immediately; it can take several days of normal driving...

Page 600

To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position (set ON mode on models with keyless access system), without starting the engine... The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for 20 seconds... If it then goes off, the readiness codes are set... If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set... If possible, do not take your vehicle for an emissions test until the readiness codes are set... Refer to

Page 601

Slow down by shifting to a lower gear, and pull to the side of the road when it is safe... Because of the long distance needed to stop, it is hazardous to drive the vehicle... You should have it towed and repaired by your dealer as soon as possible (see

Page 602

The passengers side interior fuse box is on the lower passengers side panel... To remove the fuse box lid, put your finger in the notch on the lid, and pull it upward slightly, then pull it toward you and take it out of its hinges...

Page 603

, and , or the diagram on the fuse box lid or the fuse label, which fuse or fuses control that component... Check those fuses first, but check all the fuses before deciding that a blown fuse is not the cause... Replace any blown fuses and check if the device works...

Page 604

Check the smaller fuses in the under-hood fuse box and all the fuses in the interior fuse boxes by pulling out each one with the fuse puller provided on the back of the under-hood fuse box cover...

Page 605

If you cannot drive the vehicle without fixing the problem, and you do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse of the same rating or a lower rating from one of the other circuits... Make sure you can do without that circuit temporarily (such as the accessory power socket)...

Page 606

Rear Defroster Not Used Not Used Not Used Heater Motor Hazard Horn and Stop Keyless Access System Not Used IG Coil FI Sub Back Up Interior Lights FI Main DBW Back Up FI ECU MG, Clutch Radiator Fan Timer

Page 607

Fuel Pump VB SOL SRS Meter ACG Not Used Daytime Running Light A/C Accessory, Key, Lock Accessory Drivers Power Seat Sliding Moonroof Drivers Power Seat Reclining Rear Left Power Window Front ACC Socket Drivers Power Window Drivers Side Door Lock Front Left Fog Light Left Side Small Lights (Exterior) Left Headlight High Beam TPMS Left Headlight Low Beam Not Used : If equipped

Page 608

Not Used Passengers Power Seat Reclining Passengers Power Seat Sliding Right Side Door Lock Rear Passengers Side Power Window Keyless Access System Front Passengers Power Window Not Used Premium amplifier Console ACC Socket Not Used Lumbar Support Seat Heater Not Used Not Used Not Used

Page 609

Models equipped with the keyless access system have an engine start/ stop button instead of an ignition switch... ACCESSORY Mode is the equivalent of ACCESSORY (I)... See page for ignition switch and power mode comparison...

Page 610

If you decide to tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, make sure you use a properly- designed and attached tow bar... Prepare the vehicle for towing as described above, and leave the ignition switched in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock... Make sure the radio and any items plugged into the accessory power socket are turned off so they do not run down the battery...

Page 611

Follow the jump starting procedures, Step 8 and Step 9, and the instructions to disconnect the jumper cable (see page )... The steering will remain unlocked even if the battery is dead...

Page 612

To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing hook f or straight, f lat ground towing only... Do not tow at an angle... The tow hook should not be used to tow the vehicle onto a f lat bed... Do not use it as a tie down...

Page 614

The diagrams in this section give you the dimensions and capacities of your vehicle and the locations of the identification numbers... It also includes information you should know about your vehicles tires and emissions control systems...

Page 615

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes... It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle... The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard... You can see it by looking through the windshield on the drivers side... It is also on the certification label attached to the drivers doorjamb, and is stamped on the engine compartment bulkhead... The VIN is also provided in bar code on the certification label...

Page 616

The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission...

Page 617

Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the engine Reserve tank capacity: 0... 182 US gal (0... 69 )

Page 618

Headlight (Low beam ) Headlight (High beam/DRL) Front turn signal/parking lights Front side marker lights Front fog lights Rear turn signal lights Back-up lights Rear side marker lights License plate light Trunk light Door courtesy lights Vanity mirror lights

Page 619

37 psi (255 kPa , 2... 55 kgf/cm ) 32 psi (220 kPa , 2... 2 kgf/cm ) 60 psi (420 kPa , 4... 2 kgf/cm )

Page 620

The treadwear grade is a compara- tive rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course... For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one- half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100... The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual condi- tions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate...

Page 621

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tires resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel... Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure... The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No... 109... Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law...

Page 622

Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size... Below is an example of tire size with an explanation of what each component means...

Page 623

The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like the following example... TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire...

Page 624

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the drivers responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale...

Page 625

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly... The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale... When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated... This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists...

Page 626

The burning of gasoline in your vehicles engine produces several by- products... Some of these are carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and hydrocarbons (HC)... Gasoline evaporating from the tank also produces hydrocarbons... Con- trolling the production of NOx, CO, and HC is important to the environ- ment... Under certain conditions of sunlight and climate, NOx and HC react to form photochemical smog... Carbon monoxide does not contri- bute to smog creation, but it is a poisonous gas...

Page 627

The exhaust emissions controls include four systems: PGM-FI, ignition timing control, exhaust gas recirculation, and three way catalytic converter... These four systems work together to control the engines combustion and minimize the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that come out the tailpipe... The exhaust emissions control systems are separate from the crankcase and evaporative emissions control systems...

Page 628

The three way catalytic converter contains platinum, palladium, and rhodium... These metals serve as catalysts, promoting chemical reactions to convert the exhaust gasses without affecting the metals... The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx... A replacement unit must be an original Acura part or its equivalent...

Page 629

If you take your vehicle for an emissions test shortly after the battery has been disconnected or gone dead, it may not pass the test... This is because of certain readiness codes that must be set in the on- board diagnostics for the emissions systems... These codes are erased when the battery is disconnected, and set again only after several days of driving under a variety of conditions...

Page 630

Select a nearby lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes... Drive on the highway in D... Do not use the cruise control... When traffic allows, drive for 90 seconds without moving the accelerator pedal... (Vehicle speed may vary slightly; this is okay... ) If you cannot do this for a continuous 90 seconds because of traffic conditions, drive for at least 30 seconds, then repeat it two more times (for a total of 90 seconds)...

Page 632

... Client Service Information ... 630 ... Warranty Coverages ... 631

Page 633

Acura dealership personnel are trained professionals... They should be able to answer all your questions... If you encounter a problem that your dealership does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealerships management... The service manager or general manager can help... Almost all problems are solved in this way...

Page 634

Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties... Please read the 2009 Acura warranty information booklet that came with your vehicle for precise information on warranty coverages... Your vehicles original tires are covered by their manufacturer... Tire warranty information is in a separate booklet...

Page 635

If NHTSA receives similar com- plaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co... , Inc...

Page 636

Covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components... It is written for the journeyman mechanic, but it is simple enough for most mechanically inclined owners to understand...

Page 638

... Parking ... 201 ... System Indicator ... 65, 597 ... Wear Indicators ... 520

Page 639

... Clock ... 377 ... CO in the Exhaust ... 57, 624 ... Compact Spare tire ... 582

Page 640

... Adjusting ... 155 ... Heaters ... 193 ... Airbags ... 9, 26

Page 641

... Cruise Control ... 72 ... Fog Light ... 71 ... High Beam ... 71

Page 642

... Change, How to ... 548 ... Change, When to ... 544 ... Checking Engine ... 490 ... Pressure Indicator ... 64, 595

Page 643

... Rear View Mirror ... 161 ... Rear Window Defogger ... 139 ... Reclining the Seat Backs ... 155

Page 644

... Anti-theft Column Lock ... 145 ... Stereo Sound System ... 223 ... Storing Your Vehicle ... 578

Page 645

... VIN ... 612 ... Viscosity, Oil ... 548

Page 646

... Changing Blades ... 566 ... Operation ... 131 ... Worn Tires ... 571

Page 647

Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement (see page )...

Page 648

The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing... Honda Motor Co... , Ltd... reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever...

Manualsnet FAQs

If you want to find out how the TL Acura works, you can view and download the Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual on the Manualsnet website.

Yes, we have the Owner's Manual for Acura TL as well as other Acura manuals. All you need to do is to use our search bar and find the user manual that you are looking for.

The Owner's Manual should include all the details that are needed to use a Acura TL. Full manuals and user guide PDFs can be downloaded from Manualsnet.com.

The best way to navigate the Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual is by checking the Table of Contents at the top of the page where available. This allows you to navigate a manual by jumping to the section you are looking for.

This Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual consists of sections like Table of Contents, to name a few. For easier navigation, use the Table of Contents in the upper left corner.

You can download Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual free of charge simply by clicking the “download” button in the upper right corner of any manuals page. This feature allows you to download any manual in a couple of seconds and is generally in PDF format. You can also save a manual for later by adding it to your saved documents in the user profile.

To be able to print Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual, simply download the document to your computer. Once downloaded, open the PDF file and print the Acura TL 2009 Sedan Owner's Manual as you would any other document. This can usually be achieved by clicking on “File” and then “Print” from the menu bar.