Acura ILX Hybrid (2015 year). Instruction — page 1

California Proposition 65 Warning
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the
WARNING: This product contains or emits
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that
chemicals known to the state of California to cause
have the special equipment, can read the information if they have
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
access to the vehicle or the EDR.
harm.
The data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by
Event Data Recorders
anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR).
vehicle owner.
The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a
Service Diagnostic Recorders
road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s
This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record
systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related
information about powertrain performance. The data can be used
to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is
diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with
designed to record such data as:
data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains
How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
confidential.
Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act
How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator
The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this
and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle may contain perchlorate materials — special handling may
How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data
As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded
are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation
by a
NOTICE
symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving
damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.
conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and
crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash
investigation.

You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms,
A Few Words About Safety
including:
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And
Safety Labels — on the vehicle.
operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.
Safety Messages — preceded by a safety alert symbol 3 and
one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have
These signal words mean:
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.
3 DANGERYou WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if
you don’t follow instructions.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
3WARNINGYou CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if
hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You
you don’t follow instructions.
must use your own good judgement.
3CAUTIONYou CAN be HURT if you don’t follow
instructions.
Safety Headings — such as Important Safety Precautions.
Safety Section — such as Safe Driving.
Instructions — how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.
This entire book is filled with important safety information — please
read it carefully.

Contents
This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the
2 Safe Driving P. 27
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold.
For Safe Driving P. 28
Seat Belts P. 32
Airbags P. 39
2 Instrument Panel P. 69
This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find
Indicators P. 70
Gauges and Multi-Information Display P. 86
descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your
particular model.
2 Controls P. 103
Setting the Clock P. 104
Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 105
Opening and Closing the Moonroof P. 123
Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover)
Adjusting the Seats P. 135
Interior Lights/Interior Convenience Items P. 141
represent features and equipment that are available on some, but
not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these
2 Features P. 151
features.
Audio System P. 152
Audio System Basic Operation P. 155
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver* P. 187
This owner’s manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and
Canada.
2 Driving P. 219
The information and specifications included in this publication were
Before Driving P. 220
Towing a Trailer P. 225
in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Multi-View Rear Camera P. 253
Refueling P. 254
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications
2 Maintenance P. 259
or design at any time without notice and without incurring any
Before Performing Maintenance P. 260
Maintenance MinderTM P. 263
obligation.
Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 292
Climate Control System Maintenance P. 305
2 Handling the Unexpected P. 311
Tools P. 312
If a Tire Goes Flat P. 313
Overheating P. 335
Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 337
2 Information P. 345
Specifications P. 346
Identification Numbers P. 348
Emissions Testing P. 351
Warranty Coverages P. 353

Quick Reference Guide
Visual Index
ECON Button
(P 239)
System Indicators
(P 70)
Gauges
(P 86)
Multi-Information Display
(P 87)
Audio/Information Screen*
(P 156)
Navigation System*
() See the Navigation System Manual
Hazard Warning Button
Audio System
(P 152)
ENGINE START/STOP Button
(P 124)
Climate Control System
(P 146)
Rear Window Defogger/
Heated Mirror Button
(P 132)
Steering Wheel Adjustments
(P 132)
(Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System OFF) Button
(P 244)
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Headlights/Turn Signals
(P 126)
Fog Lights
(P 129)
Paddle Shifter (Shift down)
(P 234)
Remote Audio Control Buttons
(P 159)
Brightness Control
(P 131)
Paddle Shifter (Shift up)
(P 234)
Wipers/Washers
(P 130)
Cruise Control Buttons
(P 240)
SEL/RESET Button
(P 87)
(Information) Button
(P 87)
Horn (Press an area around
.)
Navigation System Voice Control Buttons*
() See the Navigation System Manual
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System
Voice Control Buttons
(P 189)
* Not available on all models
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Visual Index
Power Window Switches
(P 120)
Power Door Lock Master Switch
(P 112)
Door Mirror Controls
(P 134)
Rearview Mirror
(P 133)
Driver’s Front Airbag
(P 42)
Passenger’s Front Airbag
(P 42)
Parking Brake
(P 248)
USB Adapter Cable
(P153 )
Shift Lever
Continuous Variable
Transmission (CVT)
(P 231)
Glove Box
(P 142)
Seat Heater Switches*
(P 145)
Auxiliary Input Jack
(P 153)
Accessory Power Socket
(P 144)
Interior Fuse Box
(P 342)
Hood Release Handle
(P 269)
Trunk Release
(P 114)
Fuel Fill Door Release Handle
(P 255)
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Ceiling Light
(P 141)
Side Curtain Airbags
(P 49)
Coat Hook
(P 144)
Grab Handle
Seat Belts
(P 32)
Moonroof Switch
(P 123)
Map Lights
(P 141)
Sun Visors
Vanity Mirrors
Front Seat
(P 135)
Side Airbags
(P 46)
Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat)
(P 61)
Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat
(P 63)
Rear Seat
LATCH to Secure a Child Seat
(P 59)
* Not available on all models
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Visual Index
Maintenance Under the Hood
(P 268)
Windshield Wipers
(P 130, 292)
Power Door Mirrors
(P 134)
Door Lock/Unlock Control
(P 107)
Headlights
(P 126, 282)
Front Turn Signal/Parking/
Side Marker Lights
(P 126, 286, 287)
Tires
(P 294, 313)
Fog Lights
(P 129, 284)
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How to Refuel
(P 255)
High-Mount Brake Light
(P 291)
Opening/Closing the Trunk
(P 114)
Emergency Trunk Release Lever
(P 117)
Trunk Release Button
(P 115)
Multi-View Rear Camera
(P 253)
Back-Up Lights
(P 290)
Brake/Taillights
(P 288)
Rear Turn Signal Lights
(P 288)
Rear Side Marker Lights
(P 288)
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Eco Assist System
ECON Mode Indicator
(P80)
Comes on when ECON mode is on.
The message is displayed for a
ECON Button
(P239)
few seconds when ECON mode
is turned on.
Helps maximize fuel economy.
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Lifetime Points
● Comes on when the vehicle is turned off.
Lifetime Points
Fuel Economy Indicator
(P90)
● Keep the sphere from being too small. The bigger the
sphere is while driving, the higher the fuel economy
becomes.
Sphere Size:
Maximum
Middle
Minimum
Fuel Economy:
Best
Better
Worse
Acceleration/
Slow
Moderate
Aggressive
Deceleration:
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The Acura Hybrid System
The main power source for the Acura hybrid system is the engine. The
Tips to Improve Fuel Economy
IMA motor assists the engine to improve fuel economy, based on current
To help your vehicle’s fuel economy:
operating conditions.
● Avoid aggressive acceleration/braking
● Monitor the fuel economy indicator displayed on
Low speed cruise
the multi-information display.
● Only IMA motor is powering
It reflects your driving style.
(P11, 90)
Slow acceleration/High
the vehicle and IMA battery is
speed cruise
discharging.
● Only the engine powers
Deceleration
Start-up/Low speed cruise/
the vehicle.
● The IMA motor charges the
Aggressive acceleration
IMA battery.
● The IMA motor assists the
engine.
Hybrid
Stop
System
● Auto Idle Stop is in
Vehicle
Hybrid
operation.
Speed
Hybrid
System
System
IMA
Hybrid
Engine
Motor
System
ON
Time
OFF
IMA
Hybrid
Engine
Charging
Engine
Motor
System
IMA
OFF
IMA
OFF
Fuel
Engine
Assist
Battery
Motor
ON
Assist
IMA
IMA
IMA
Engine
Fuel
Fuel
Battery
Battery
Motor
OFF
IMA
OFF
Fuel
Battery
IMA
Fuel
Battery
Fuel Economy
Indicator
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To Keep the IMA Battery in Good Condition
Drive your vehicle at least once a month, and drive for more than 30 minutes at a time. Parking your vehicle for an
extended period can cause the IMA battery to weaken or decrease the IMA battery life.
Do not touch the Acura hybrid system
Safety Precautions
A high voltage current runs through the Acura hybrid system. Consult your authorized
Do not cover the air intake.
dealer when maintenance or repair is needed.
IMA Battery
Air Intake
Electric Power Cable
If the air intake is obstructed during
If a crash occurs
vehicle operation, the IMA battery can
● Be careful of electric shock hazard.
become too hot. To protect the battery,
u If a crash severely damaged your vehicle, there is a possibility of electrical shock. Do
the system may start limiting IMA battery
not touch the Acura hybrid system components or their wiring (orange).
output power and cause the Acura hybrid
● Avoid contact with IMA battery fluid.
system and 12 volt battery charging system
u The battery fluid may leak as a result of a severe crash. Avoid any skin or eye
indicators to come on.
contact with the fluid. The battery fluid is corrosive. If you accidentally touch it,
flush the affected area(s) with a large quantity of water for at least five minutes,
and medical attention immediately.
IMA System Indicator
(P77)
● Use a fire extinguisher for an electrical fire.
u Attempting to extinguish an electrical fire with a small quantity of water can be
12 Volt Battery Charging
dangerous.
System Indicator
(P72)
When the vehicle is disposed
● The IMA battery is a Lithium ion battery. Acura collects and recycles used IMA batteries
— consult with your dealer for proper battery disposal in the event your vehicle is not
repairable.
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Safe Driving
(P27)
Airbags
(P39)
● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and
your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.
Child Safety
(P54)
● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat.
● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat.
● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.
Exhaust Gas Hazard
(P66)
● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon
monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon
monoxide gas can accumulate.
Seat Belts
(P32)
● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well
back in the seat.
● Check that your passengers are wearing
their seat belts correctly.
Before Driving Checklist
(P220)
● Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints,
steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted.
Fasten your lap belt as
low as possible.
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Instrument Panel
(P69)
Gauges
(
P86)/Multi-Information Display
(
P87)/System Indicators
(P70)
System Indicators
Multi-Information Display
Low Tire Pressure/
System Indicators
TPMS Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Keyless Access System
Lamp
Indicator
Tachometer
Speedometer
Low Oil Pressure
Turn Signal and
Indicator
Hazard Warning
Indicators
Charging System
Indicator
Electric Power Steering
(EPS) System Indicator
Anti-lock Brake System
(ABS) Indicator
Low Fuel Indicator
Vehicle Stability Assist
Seat Belt Reminder
(VSA®) System
Indicator
Indicator
Supplemental
VSA® OFF Indicator
Restraint System
Indicator
Door and Trunk Open
Charge/Assist Gauge
Fuel Gauge
Indicator
Immobilizer System
Shift Indicator
U.S.
Side Airbag Off
Indicator
Indicator
Security System Alarm Indicator
Canada
U.S.
Parking Brake and
Brake System
System Indicators
CRUISE MAIN
Indicator (Red)
Lights Indicators
Canada
Indicator
Low Temperature Indicator
Lights On Indicator
CRUISE CONTROL
ECON
ECON Mode Indicator
Indicator
U.S.
Brake System
High Beam Indicator
Auto Idle Stop Indicator
Indicator (Amber)
System Message
IMA System Indicator
Fog Light Indicator
Canada
Indicator
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Controls
(P103)
ENGINE START/STOP
Turn Signals
(P126)
Wipers and Washers
Button
(P124)
(P130)
Turn Signal Control Lever
Press the button to change the vehicle’s
power mode.
Right
Wiper/Washer Control Lever
Adjustment Ring
: Long Delay
: Short Delay
Left
Pull toward
you to spray
washer fluid.
Lights
(P126)
Light Control Switches
MIST
OFF
INT: Low speed with intermittent
LO: Low speed wipe
High Beam
HI: High speed wipe
Low Beam
Flashing
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