Acura ILX Hybrid (2015 year). Instruction — page 15

uuWhen DrivinguTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) — Required Federal Explanation
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver’s 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.
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.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including
the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or
more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.

Brake System
1Parking Brake
Parking Brake
Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking.
Release the parking brake fully before driving. The
To apply:
rear brakes and axle can be damaged if you drive
Pull the lever fully up without pressing the
with the parking brake applied.
release button.
If you start driving without fully releasing the parking
brake, a buzzer sounds as a warning, and RELEASE
PARKING BRAKE appears on the multi-information
Always apply the parking brake when parking.
To release:
1. Pull the lever slightly, and press and hold
the release button.
2. Lower the lever down all the way, then
release the button.

uuBrakinguBrake System
1Foot Brake
Foot Brake
Check the brakes after driving through deep water,
Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist
or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If
helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The brake assist system increases
necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the
the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an emergency
pedal several times.
situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when
If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when
braking very hard.
applying the brakes, the brake pads need to be
2 Brake Assist System P. 251
replaced. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 250
Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a
long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake
effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your
foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a
lower speed position.
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while
driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause
them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad
life. It will also confuse drivers behind you.

uuBrakinguAnti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
1Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain steering control by
The ABS may not function correctly if you use an
pumping the brakes rapidly, much faster than you.
incorrect tire type and size.
The electronic brake distribution (EBD) system, which is part of the ABS, also
When the ABS indicator comes on while driving,
balances the front-to-rear braking distribution according to vehicle loading.
there may be a problem with the system.
While normal braking is not affected, there is a
possibility of the ABS not operating. Have the vehicle
You should never pump the brake pedal. Let the ABS work for you by always
checked by a dealer immediately.
keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. This is sometimes referred to as
“stomp and steer.”
The ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes
to stop the vehicle. It only helps with steering control
ABS operation
during hard braking.
The brake pedal may pulsate slightly when the ABS is working. Keep holding the
pedal firmly down. On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very
In the following cases, your vehicle may need more
stopping distance than a vehicle without the ABS:
hard before the ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately
When driving on rough road surfaces, including
if you are trying to stop on snow or ice.
when driving on uneven surfaces, such as gravel or
When the vehicle speed goes under 6 mph (10 km/h), the ABS stops.
When tire chains are installed.
You may hear a motor sound coming from the
engine compartment while system checks are being
performed immediately after starting the engine or
while driving. This is normal.

uuBrakinguBrake Assist System
Brake Assist System
Brake Assist System
Designed to assist the driver by generating greater braking force when you depress
the brake pedal hard during emergency braking.
Brake assist system operation
Press the brake pedal firmly for more powerful braking.
When brake assist operates, the pedal may wiggle slightly and an operating noise
may be heard. This is normal. Keep holding the brake pedal firmly down.

Parking Your Vehicle
When Stopped
1. Depress the brake pedal firmly with the shift lever in D .
1Parking Your Vehicle
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects,
3. Move the shift lever from D to P.
such as dry grass, oil, or timber.
4. Turn off the engine.
Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.
Always set the parking brake firmly, in particular if you are parked on an incline.
1When Stopped
The following can damage the transmission:
Depressing the accelerator and brake pedals
Holding the vehicle in place when facing uphill by
depressing the accelerator pedal.
Moving the shift lever into P before the vehicle
stops completely.
Raise the wiper arms when snow is expected.

Multi-View Rear Camera
About Your Multi-View Rear Camera
Models with navigation system
1About Your Multi-View Rear Camera
See the Navigation System Manual.
The rear camera view is restricted. You cannot see
the corner ends of the bumper or what is underneath
the bumper. Its unique lens also makes objects
Models without navigation system
appear closer or farther than they actually are.
The audio/information screen can display your vehicle’s rear view. The display
automatically changes to the rear view when the shift lever is moved to R.
Visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing
up. Certain conditions (such as weather, lighting, and
high temperatures) may also restrict the rear view. Do
Multi-View Rear Camera Display Area
not rely on the rearview display which does not give
you all information about conditions at the back of
Wide View Mode
your vehicle.
If the camera lens is covered with dirt or moisture,
use a soft, moist cloth to keep the lens clean and free
of debris.
Normal View Mode
Approx. 20 inches (50 cm)
Approx. 39 inches (1 m)
Top Down View Mode
Approx. 79 inches (2 m)
Approx. 118 inches (3 m)
You can view three different camera angles on the rearview display. Press the
selector knob to switch the angle.
If the last used viewing mode is Wide or Normal, the same mode is selected the next
time you shift into R . If Top View was last used, Wide mode is selected.

Fuel Information
Fuel recommendation
1Fuel Information
Unleaded premium gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher
We recommend quality gasoline containing
Use of lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noise in the
detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and
engine and will result in decreased engine performance.
engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain
Use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage.
good performance, fuel economy, and emissions
control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline
Top tier detergent gasoline
that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based
Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Acura
fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is
endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” where available to help
maintain the performance and reliability of your vehicle. TOP TIER Detergent
Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely
Gasoline meets a new gasoline standard jointly established by leading automotive
affect performance, and cause the malfunction
manufacturers to meet the needs of today’s advanced engines.
indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on.
If this happens, contact a dealer for service.
Qualifying gasoline retailers will, in most cases, identify their gasoline as having met
Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such
as ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on
“TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” standards at the retail location. This fuel is
oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol
guaranteed to contain the proper level of detergent additives and be free of metallic
by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol.
additives. The proper level of detergent additives, and absence of harmful metallic
If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try
additives in gasoline, help avoid build-up of deposits in your engine and emission
another service station or switch to another brand of
control system.
For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on
gasoline that does not contain MMT, visit Acura Owners at In
Canada, visit for additional information on gasoline. For more
information on top tier gasoline, visit
Fuel tank capacity: 13.2 US gal (50 liters)

uuRefuelinguHow to Refuel
How to Refuel
1. Stop your vehicle with the service station
1How to Refuel
pump on the left side of the vehicle in the
2. Turn off the engine.
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.
3. Push on the fuel fill door release handle at
You can be burned or seriously injured
the foot of the driver’s seat.
when handling fuel.
u The fuel fill door opens.
• Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks,
and flame away.
4. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. If you hear a
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
release of air, wait until this stops, then turn
• Wipe up spills immediately.
the knob slowly to open the fuel fill cap.
The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in
the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result
of changes in air temperature.
If the fuel nozzle keeps turning off when the tank is
not full, there may be a problem with the pump’s fuel
vapor recovery system. Try filling at another pump. If
5. Place the fuel fill cap in the holder.
this does not fix the problem, consult a dealer.
6. Insert the filler nozzle fully.
u When the tank is full, the fuel nozzle will
Do not continue to add fuel after the nozzle has
click off automatically. This leaves space
automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed
in the fuel tank in case the fuel expands
the full tank capacity.
with a change in the temperature.
7. After filling, replace the fuel fill cap,
tightening it until you hear it click at least
u Shut the fuel fill door by hand.

Fuel Economy
Improving Fuel Economy
Fuel economy depends on several conditions, including driving conditions, your
1Improving Fuel Economy
driving habits, the condition of your vehicle, and loading. Depending on these and
Direct calculation is the recommended method to
other conditions, you may or may not achieve the rated fuel economy of this vehicle.
determine actual fuel consumed while driving.
Gallons of
Miles per
Miles driven
Maintenance and Fuel Economy
Liters of
You can optimize your fuel economy with proper maintenance of your vehicle.
L per 100 km
Always maintain your vehicle in accordance with the messages displayed on the
multi-information display.
In Canada, posted fuel economy numbers are
established following a simulated test. For more
• Use the recommended viscosity engine oil, displaying the API Certification Seal.
information on how this test is performed, please visit
• Maintain the specified tire pressure.
• Do not load the vehicle with excess cargo.
• Keep your vehicle clean. A buildup of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside
adds weight and increases wind resistance.

Accessories and Modifications
When installing accessories, check the following:
1Accessories and Modifications
• Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and
delay your reaction to driving conditions.
• Do not install any accessories over areas marked SRS Airbag, on the sides or backs
Improper accessories or modifications can
of the front seats, on front or side pillars, or near the side windows. Accessories
affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and
installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the vehicle’s
performance, and cause a crash in which
airbags or may be propelled into you or another occupant if the airbags deploy.
you can be seriously hurt or killed.
• Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits or interfere with
Follow all instructions in this owner’s
proper operation of your vehicle.
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manual regarding accessories and
• Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for
assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation.
Acura Genuine accessories are recommended to
ensure proper operation on your vehicle.
Do not modify your vehicle or use non-Acura components that can affect its
handling, stability, and reliability.
Overall vehicle performance can be affected. Always make sure all equipment is
properly installed and maintained, and that it meets federal, state, province,
territory, and local regulations.

Before Performing Maintenance
Inspection and Maintenance
For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle
1Inspection and Maintenance
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient
U.S. models
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in
emissions control devices and systems may be
done by any automotive repair establishment or
effect.) Refer to the separate maintenance booklet for detailed maintenance and
individuals using parts that are “certified” to
inspection information.
EPA standards.
Types of Inspection and Maintenance
According to state and federal regulations, failure to
perform maintenance on the maintenance main
Daily inspections
items marked with # will not void your emissions
Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when
warranties. However, all maintenance services should
be performed in accordance with the intervals
indicated by the multi-information display.
Periodic inspections
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• Check the continuously variable transmission fluid level monthly.
If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks
2 Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid P. 279
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a
• Check the brake fluid level monthly.
subscription to the Service Express website at
2 Checking the Brake Fluid P. 280
• Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
2 Authorized Manuals P. 355
2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 294
If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make
• Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.
2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 282
After performing maintenance, update the records in
• Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.
the separate maintenance booklet.
2 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 292

uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety When Performing Maintenance
Safety When Performing Maintenance
Some of the most important safety precautions are given here.
1Safety When Performing Maintenance
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.
Improperly maintaining this vehicle or
failing to correct a problem before driving
Maintenance Safety
can cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
• To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.
Always follow the inspection and
• Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.
maintenance recommendations according
u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them causing a fire.
to the schedules in this owner’s manual.
• To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not
• Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the 12 volt
battery or compressed air.
Failure to properly follow maintenance
• Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.
instructions and precautions can cause you
u Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.
to be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and
Vehicle Safety
precautions in this owner’s manual.
• The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.
u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and
the engine is off.
• Be aware that hot parts can burn you.
u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before
touching vehicle parts.
• Be aware that moving parts can injure you.
u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away
from moving parts.
• Do not touch the IMA battery and wiring (orange).

uuBefore Performing Maintenance uParts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service
The use of Acura genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and
servicing your vehicle. Acura genuine parts are manufactured according to the same
high quality standards used in Acura vehicles.

Maintenance MinderTM
If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages
appear on the multi-information display every time you set the power mode to ON.
The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your
vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.

uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM
To Use Maintenance MinderTM
Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items
1Displaying the Engine Oil Life and Maintenance Items
Based on the engine operating conditions, the
Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the
remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed
engine oil, appear on the multi-information display.
You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time.
as a percentage.
1. Set the power mode to ON.
Displayed Engine Oil
Calculated Engine Oil
2. Press the
button repeatedly until the engine oil life appears on the multi-
Life (%)
Life (%)
information display.
100 to 91
90 to 81
80 to 71
70 to 61
Engine Oil Life
60 to 51
50 to 41
40 to 31
30 to 21
20 to 16
15 to 11
10 to 6
Service Items
5 to 1
There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you
can view on the multi-information display.
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 266

uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM
Maintenance Minder Messages on the Multi-Information
Maintenance Message
Oil Life Display
15 %
The remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6
The engine oil is approaching the end
percent. Once you switch the display
of its service life, and the maintenance
items should be inspected and
by pressing the
serviced soon.
(information) button, this message
will go off.
5 %
The remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1
The engine oil has almost reached the
percent. Press the
button to
end of its service life, and the
maintenance items should be
switch to another display.
inspected and serviced as soon as
Negative Distance
The remaining engine oil life has
The engine oil life has passed.
passed its service life, and a negative
The maintenance items must be
distance appears after driving over 10
inspected and serviced immediately.
miles (U.S. models) or 10 km
(Canadian models). Press the
button to switch to another
The system message indicator (
) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder message.
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