Acura ILX Hybrid (2015 year). Instruction — page 18

uuChecking and Maintaining Tires uTire and Wheel Replacement
Tire and Wheel Replacement
Replace your tires with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and
1Tire and Wheel Replacement
maximum cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire’s sidewall). Using tires of a
different size or construction can cause the ABS and VSA® (vehicle stability assist)
3WARNING
system to work incorrectly.
Installing improper tires on your vehicle can
affect handling and stability. This can cause
It is best to replace all four tires at the same time. If that isn’t possible, replace the
a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or
front or rear tires in pairs.
killed.
Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.
Always use the size and type of tires
recommended in this owner’s manual.
U.S. models only
If you replace a wheel, only use TPMS specified wheels approved for your vehicle.
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uuChecking and Maintaining TiresuTire Rotation
Tire Rotation
Rotating tires according to the maintenance messages on the multi-information
1Tire Rotation
display helps to distribute wear more evenly and increase tire life.
Tires with directional tread patterns should only be
rotated front to back (not from one side to the other).
Tires without rotation marks
Directional tires should be mounted with the rotation
indication mark facing forward, as shown below.
Rotate the tires as shown here.
Front
Front
Direction Mark
Tires with rotation marks
Rotate the tires as shown here.
Front
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uuChecking and Maintaining Tires uWinter Tires
Winter Tires
If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount all season marked M+S tires, snow tires,
1Winter Tires
or tire chains; reduce speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles when
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driving.
Using the wrong chains, or not properly
Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent
installing chains, can damage the brake
skidding.
lines and cause a crash in which you can be
seriously injured or killed.
Use tire chains, snow tires, or all season tires when necessary or according to the
Follow all instructions in this owner’s
law.
manual regarding the selection and use of
tire chains.
When mounting, refer to the following points.
For winter tires:
NOTICE
• Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tires.
Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly
• Mount the tires to all four wheels.
installed can damage your vehicle’s brake lines,
For tire chains:
suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are
hitting any part of the vehicle.
• Install them on the front tires only.
• Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, we strongly recommend using the
When tire chains are mounted, follow the chain
chains listed below:
manufacturer’s instructions regarding vehicle
Cable-type: SCC Radial Chain SC1032
operational limits.
• Follow the chain manufacturer’s instruction when installing. Mount them as
tightly as you can.
• Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension.
• Drive slowly.
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12 Volt Battery
Checking the 12 Volt Battery
The battery condition is being monitored by the sensor on the negative terminal. If
112 Volt Battery
there is a problem with the sensor, the warning message on multi-information
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display will let you know. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen
Check the battery terminals for corrosion monthly.
gas during normal operation.
A spark or flame can cause the battery to
If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead:
• The audio system is disabled.
explode with enough force to kill or
2 Reactivating the audio system P. 154
seriously hurt you.
• The clock resets.
When conducting any battery
2 Setting the Clock P. 104
maintenance, wear protective clothing and
• The navigation system* is disabled.
a face shield, or have a skilled technician do
2 Refer to the navigation system manual
it.
Charging the Battery
WARNING: Battery post, terminals,
Disconnect both battery cables to prevent damaging your vehicle’s electrical system.
and related accessories contain lead
Always disconnect the negative (-) cable first, and reconnect it last.
and lead compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.
When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals
by applying a baking powder and water solution.
Rinse the terminals with water. Cloth/towel dry the
battery. Coat the terminals with grease to help
prevent future corrosion.
When replacing the battery, the replacement must be
of the same specifications.
Please consult a dealer for more information.
* Not available on all models
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Remote Transmitter Care
Replacing the Button Battery
If the indicator does not come on when the button is pressed, replace the battery.
1Replacing the Button Battery
Battery type: CR2032
NOTICE
An improperly disposed of battery can damage the
1. Remove the built-in key.
environment. Always confirm local regulations for
battery disposal.
Press
Replacement batteries are commercially available or
at a dealer.
2. Remove the upper half by carefully prying
Battery
on the edge with a coin.
u Wrap a coin with a cloth to prevent
scratching the transmitter.
3. Make sure to replace the battery with the
correct polarity.
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Climate Control System Maintenance
Dust and Pollen Filter
The climate control system is equipped with a dust and pollen filter that collects
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pollen, dust, and other debris in the air. The Maintenance MinderTM messages will let
If the airflow from the climate control system
you know when to replace the filter.
deteriorates noticeably, and the windows fog up
easily, the filter may need to be replaced. Please
contact a dealer for replacement.
We recommend that you replace the dust and pollen filter sooner when using your
vehicle in areas with high concentrations of dust.
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Cleaning
Interior Care
Use a damp cloth with a mixture of mild detergent and warm water to remove dirt.
1Interior Care
Use a clean cloth to remove detergent residue.
Do not spill liquids inside the vehicle.
Electrical devices and systems may malfunction if
liquids are splashed on them.
Cleaning Seat Belts
Use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean the seat belts.
Do not use silicone based sprays on electrical devices
such as audio devices and switches.
Let the belts air dry. Wipe the openings of the seat belt anchors using a clean cloth.
Doing so may cause the items to malfunction or a fire
Opening
inside the vehicle.
If a silicone based spray is inadvertently used on
electrical devices, consult a dealer.
Depending on their composition, chemicals and
liquid aromatics may cause discoloration, wrinkles,
and cracking to resin-based parts and textiles.
Do not use alkali solvents or organic solvents such as
benzene or gasoline.
After using chemicals, make sure to gently wipe them
off using a dry cloth.
Do not place used cloths on top of resin based parts
or textiles for long periods of time without washing.
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uuCleaninguInterior Care
1Floor Mats
Floor Mats
If you use any floor mats that were not originally
The front floor mats hook over the floor
provided with your vehicle, make sure they are
anchors, which keep the mats from sliding
designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and
forward. To remove the mats for cleaning,
are securely anchored by the floor anchors.
Unlock
turn the anchor knobs to the unlock position.
Position the rear seat floor mats properly. If they are
not properly positioned, the floor mats can interfere
When reinstalling the mats after cleaning,
with the front seat functions.
turn the knobs to the lock position.
Lock
Do not put additional floor mats on top of
the anchored mat.
Maintaining Genuine Leather*
Vacuum dirt and dust from the leather frequently. Pay close attention to the pleats
and seams. Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a 90% water and
10% neutral soap solution. Then buff it with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any dust or
dirt on leather surfaces immediately.
* Not available on all models
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uuCleaninguExterior Care
Exterior Care
Dust off the vehicle body after you drive.
Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a
painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it.
1Washing the Vehicle
Washing the Vehicle
Do not spray water into the air intake vents. It can
Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following
cause a malfunction.
conditions:
• If driving on roads with road salt.
• If driving in coastal areas.
• If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.
Using an Automated Car Wash
Fold in the door mirrors. Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the
automated car wash.
Air Intake Vents
Using High Pressure Cleaners
• Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body.
• Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to
enter the vehicle interior.
• Do not spray high pressure water directly into the engine compartment. Instead,
use low pressure water and a mild detergent.
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uuCleaninguExterior Care
1Applying Wax
Applying Wax
NOTICE
A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the
Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage
elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the
the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe up
elements, so reapply as necessary.
spills immediately.
1Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts
Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts
Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when
If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they
you want to repair the painted surface of the parts
may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and
made of resin.
clean water.
1Cleaning the Window
Cleaning the Window
Wires are mounted to the inside of the rear window.
Wipe using a glass cleaner.
Wipe along the same direction as the wires with a
soft cloth so as not to damage them.
Maintaining Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road
contaminants. Use a sponge and mild detergent to wipe away promptly.
Be careful not to use harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or
a stiff brush. They can damage the clear coat of the aluminum alloy wheels that
helps keep the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing.
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uuCleaninguExterior Care
Fogged Exterior Light Lenses
The inside lenses of exterior lights (headlights, brake lights, etc.) may fog temporarily
if you have driven in the rain, or after the vehicle has been run through a car wash.
Dew condensation also may build up inside the lenses when there is a significant
enough difference between the ambient and inside lens temperatures (similar to
vehicle windows fogging up in rainy conditions). These conditions are natural
processes, not structural design problems in the exterior lights.
Lens design characteristics may result in moisture developing on the light lens frame
surfaces. This also is not a malfunction.
However, if you see large amounts water accumulation, or large water drops
building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.
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Tools
Vehicles with optional spare tire kit
Types of Tools
1Types of Tools
The tools are stored in the cargo area.
Wheel Nut Wrench/Jack Handle
Jack
Jack Handle Bar
Storage Bag
Jack
Tool Case
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If a Tire Goes Flat
Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
This vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire. If the tire has a large cut or is otherwise
1Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
severely damaged, you will need to have the vehicle towed. If the tire only has a
The kit should not be used in the following situations.
small puncture, from a nail for instance, you can use the temporary tire repair kit so
Instead, contact a dealer or a roadside assistant to
that you can drive to the nearest service station for a more permanent repair.
have the vehicle towed.
The tire sealant has expired.
More than one tire is punctured.
If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually
The puncture or cut is larger than 3/16 inch (4 mm).
to reduce speed. Then stop in a safe place.
The tire side wall is damaged or the puncture is
outside the tire contact area.
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking
brake.
When the puncture is:
Kit Use
2. Put the shift lever in P .
3. Set the parking brake.
Smaller than 3/16 inch
Yes
(4 mm)
4. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
Contact
(LOCK).
Area
Larger than 3/16 inch
No
(4 mm)
Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire
Damage has been caused by driving with the tire
extremely under inflated.
Pressure Gauge
AIR ONLY side
The tire bead is no longer seated.
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Inflator Switch
The rim is damaged.
Tire Sealant
Do not remove a nail or screw that punctured the
Expiration Date
tire. If you remove it from the tire, you may not be
Pressure Relief
able to repair the puncture using the kit.
Button
Repair Notification Label
Instruction
Power Plug
NOTICE
Manual
Do not use a puncture-repairing agent other than the
one provided in the kit that came with your vehicle. If
Air Only Hose (Black)
Speed Restriction Label
used it, you may permanently damage the tire
SEALANT/AIR side
Selector Switch
pressure sensor.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
1. Open the trunk floor lid.
1Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tire
When making a temporary repair, carefully read the
instruction manual provided with the kit.
In cold temperatures, the sealant may not flow easily.
In this situation, warm it up for five minutes before
using.
2. Take the kit out of the case.
3. Place the kit face up, on flat ground near
the flat tire, and away from traffic. Do not
place the kit on its side.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
1Injecting Sealant and Air
Injecting Sealant and Air
Valve Cap
1. Remove the valve cap from the tire valve
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stem.
Tire sealant contains substances that are
harmful and can be fatal if swallowed.
If accidentally swallowed, do not induce
vomiting. Drink plenty of water and get
medical attention immediately.
For skin or eye contact, flush with cool
Valve Stem
water and get medical attention if
2. Remove the sealant/air hose from the
necessary.
Sealant/Air Hose
packaging.
The sealant can permanently stain clothing and other
materials. Be careful during handling and wipe away
any spills immediately.
3. Attach the sealant/air hose onto the tire
Sealant/Air Hose
valve stem. Screw it until it is tight.
Valve Stem
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
4. Plug in the compressor to the accessory
1Injecting Sealant and Air
power socket.
u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a
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door or window.
Running the engine with the vehicle in an
5. Start the engine.
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can
u Keep the engine running while injecting
cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon
sealant and air.
monoxide.
2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 66
Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can
cause unconsciousness and even death.
6. Turn the selector switch to SEALANT/AIR.
Only run the engine to power the air
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.
NOTICE
Do not operate the tire repair kit compressor for
more than 15 minutes. The accessory power socket
and compressor can overheat and become
permanently damaged.
SEALANT/AIR side
Pressure Gauge
7. Press the inflator switch to turn on the
Until the sealant injection is complete, the pressure
compressor.
shown on the pressure gauge will appear higher than
u The compressor starts injecting sealant
actual. After the sealant injection is complete the
pressure will drop and then begin to rise again as the
and air into the tire.
tire is inflated with air. This is normal. To accurately
8. When the sealant injection is complete
measure the air pressure using the gauge, turn the air
ON
continue to add air.
compressor off only after the sealant injection is
9. After the air pressure reaches 32 psi (220
complete.
OFF
kPa), turn off the kit.
If the required air pressure is not reached within 10
u To check the pressure, occasionally turn
minutes, the tire may be too severely damaged for
off the compressor and read the gauge.
the kit to provide the necessary seal and your vehicle
will need to be towed.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
10. Unplug the power plug from the accessory
1Injecting Sealant and Air
Sealant/Air Hose
power socket.
See a dealer for a replacement sealant bottle and
11. Unscrew the sealant/air hose from the tire
proper disposal of an empty bottle.
valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap.
12. Press the pressure relief button until the
gauge returns to 0 psi (0 kPa).
Valve Stem
13. Apply the repair notification label to the
Repair Notification Label
flat surface of the wheel.
u The wheel surface must be clean to
ensure the label adheres properly.
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