Acura ILX Hybrid (2015 year). Instruction — page 20

Overheating
How to Handle Overheating
Overheating symptoms are as follows:
1How to Handle Overheating
ENGINE TOO HOT appears on the multi-information display or the engine
3WARNING
suddenly loses power.
• Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment.
Steam and spray from an overheated
engine can seriously scald you.
First thing to do
Do not open the hood if steam is coming
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. Turn off all accessories and turn on the hazard warning lights.
out.
u No steam or spray present: Keep the engine running and open the hood.
u Steam or spray is present: Turn off the engine and wait until it subsides.
NOTICE
Then open the hood.
Continuing to drive with ENGINE TOO HOT
message on the multi-information display may
damage the engine.
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uuOverheatinguHow to Handle Overheating
Next thing to do
1How to Handle Overheating
1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and
MAX
stop the engine once the ENGINE TOO
3WARNING
HOT message on the multi-information
Removing the radiator cap while the
display goes off.
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray
u If the cooling fan is not operating,
out, seriously scalding you.
immediately stop the engine.
2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect
Always let the engine and radiator cool
MIN
the coolant level and check the cooling
down before removing the radiator cap.
Reserve Tank
system components for leaks.
u If the coolant level in the reserve tank is
If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs.
low, add coolant until it reaches the
MAX mark.
Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only.
Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze
u If there is no coolant in the reserve tank,
as soon as possible.
check that the radiator is cool. Cover the
radiator cap with a heavy cloth and open
the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to
the base of the filler neck, and put the
cap back on.
Last thing to do
Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check if the ENGINE TOO
HOT message on the multi-information display appears again.
If it does not, resume driving. If it does, contact a dealer for repairs.
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Indicator, Coming On/Blinking
If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On
Reasons for the indicator to come on
1If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On
Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low.
NOTICE
What to do as soon as the indicator comes on
Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.
serious mechanical damage almost immediately.
2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.
What to do after parking the vehicle
1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about one minute.
2. Open the hood and check the oil level.
u Add oil as necessary.
3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.
u The indicator goes off: Start driving again.
u The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the engine
and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.
If the Charging System Indicator Comes On
1If the Charging System Indicator Comes On
Reasons for the indicator to come on
If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the
engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge
Comes on when the 12 volt battery is not being charged.
the 12 volt battery.
What to do when the indicator comes on
Turn off the climate control system, rear defogger, and other electrical
This indicator may blink after starting when the
systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.
outside temperature is below -20°F (-30°C). It will
stop blinking after the IMA battery warms up.
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks
If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or
Blinks
1If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks
Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink
NOTICE
• Comes on when there is a problem with the engine emissions control
If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on,
the emissions control system and the engine could be
system, or the fuel fill cap is missing, or loose.
damaged.
• Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.
W hat to do when the indicator lamp comes on
If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when
Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected by a
restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at
dealer.
31 mph (50 km/h) or less. Have your vehicle
What to do when the indicator lamp blinks
inspected.
Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least
ten minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.
Check/Tighten Fuel Cap Message
The message appears on when:
An evaporative system leak is detected. This may be caused by the fuel fill cap being
loose or not being installed.
What to do when the message appears:
1. Stop the engine.
2. Check if the fuel fill cap is fully installed.
u If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once.
3. Drive for several days of normal driving.
u The message should go off.
When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on
The malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of
gasoline vapor. If this happens, follow the procedures described earlier to check the
fuel fill cap.
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
Reasons for the indicator to come on
1If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On
U.S.
• The brake fluid is low.
Have your vehicle repaired immediately.
• There is a malfunction in the brake system.
It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there
W hat to do when the indicator comes on while driving
is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop
Canada
immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift
Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.
the gears.
• If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop.
(Red)
• If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the
If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come
transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking.
on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution
system is not working. This can result in vehicle
instability under sudden braking.
If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator
Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.
Comes On
Reasons for the indicator to come on
• Comes on when there is a problem with EPS.
• If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine
speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and
sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate.
What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine.
If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle
inspected by a dealer.
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the IMA Indicator Comes On
If the IMA Indicator Comes On
Reasons for Indicator to Come On
Comes on when there is a problem with the hybrid system.
What to Do When the Indicator Comes On
Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected by a
dealer.
U.S. models
If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or
Blinks
1If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks
Reasons for the indicator to come on or blink
NOTICE
A tire pressure is significantly low. If there is a problem with the TPMS or
Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause
it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always
the compact spare tire is installed, the indicator blinks for about one
inflate your tires to the prescribed level.
minute, and then stays on.
What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the
pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on
the driver side doorjamb.
What to do when the indicator blinks
Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact
spare tire causes the indicator to blink, change the tire to a full-size tire.
The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers).
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Fuses
Fuse Locations
If any electrical devices are not working, set
Circuit protected and fuse rating
Circuit Protected
Amps
the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
Circuit Protected
Amps
11
Oil Level
7.5 A
and check to see if any applicable fuse is
EPS
70 A
12
Fog Lights
20 A
blown.
Booster Motor
40 A
13
IMA 1
7.5 A
ABS/VSA Motor
30 A
14
Hazard
10 A
Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box
1
ABS/VSA FSR
30 A
15
FI Sub
15 A
cover.
WIPER
30 A
16
IG Coil
20 A
Locate the fuse in question by the fuse
Main Fuse
100 A
17
Stop
15 A
number and box cover number.
IG Main
50 A
18
Horn
10 A
Fuse Box Main
60 A
19
IMA 2
10 A
Engine Compartment Fuse Box
Fuse Box Main 2
60 A
Right Headlight Low Beam*1
10 A
Located near the brake fluid reservoir. Push
20
Right Headlight Low Beam
Headlight Main
30 A
15 A
the tabs to open the box.
(HID)*2
ST/MG SW*1
30 A
21
IGP
15 A
2
Rear Defogger
30 A
22
DBW
15 A
Left Headlight Low Beam*1
Blower
40 A
10 A
23
Left Headlight Low Beam
15 A
(HID)*2
Sub Fan Motor
20 A
24
Booster SOL
15 A
Main Fan Motor
20 A
25
MG Clutch
7.5 A
3
26
WASHER
15 A
4
IG Coil 2
15 A
27
SMALL
20 A
5
Starter DIAG, ST MG
7.5 A
28
Interior Lights
7.5 A
6
IG Coil 1
15 A
29
Backup
10 A
7
8
*1:Models with halogen bulb low beam
9
headlights
*2:Models with discharge headlights
10
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uuFusesuFuse Locations
Interior Fuse Box
Circuit Protected
Amps
Circuit Protected
Amps
10
35
Illumination
7.5 A
Located under the dashboard.
11
Moonroof
20 A
36
12
Driver’s Power Seat Sliding*
(20 A)
37
Premium Audio*
(20 A)
13
Driver’s Power Seat Reclining*
(20 A)
38
Left Headlight High Beam
10 A
14
Seat Heaters*
(15 A)
39
Right Headlight High Beam
10 A
Driver’s Door Lock Motor
40
TPMS*
(7.5 A)
15
10 A
(Unlock)
41
Door Lock
20 A
16
42
Driver’s Power Window
20 A
Fuse Label
17
Rear Passenger’s Side Power
43
20 A
18
Window
Fuse locations are shown on the label on
19
ACC
7.5 A
Front Passenger’s Side Power
44
20 A
the side panel.
20
ACC Key Lock
7.5 A
Window
Locate the fuse in question by the fuse
21
Daytime Running Lights
7.5 A
Rear Driver’s Side Power
45
20 A
number and label number.
22
HAC
7.5 A
Window
23
HYBRID A/C
(7.5 A)
46
Circuit protected and fuse rating
24
ABS/VSA
7.5 A
25
ACC
(7.5 A)
Circuit Protected
Amps
26
1
27
Accessory Power Socket
20 A
2
ACG
15 A
28
3
SRS
10 A
29
ODS
7.5 A
4
Fuel Pump
15 A
Driver’s Door Lock Motor
5
Meter
7.5 A
30
10 A
(Lock)
6
Power Window
7.5 A
31
SMART
10 A
7
VB SOL*
7.5 A
32
Door Lock Motor 2 (Lock)
15 A
8
Door Lock Motor 2 (Unlock)
15 A
33
Door Lock Motor 1 (Lock)
15 A
9
Door Lock Motor 1 (Unlock)
15 A
34
Small Lights
7.5 A
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uuFusesuInspecting and Changing Fuses
Inspecting and Changing Fuses
1. Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
1Inspecting and Changing Fuses
Blown Fuse
(LOCK). Turn the headlights and all
NOTICE
accessories off.
Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating
2. Remove the fuse box cover.
greatly increases the chances of damaging the
3. Check the large fuse in the engine
electrical system.
compartment.
Replace fuse with a spare fuse of the same specified
u If the fuse is blown, use a Phillips-head
Combined
amperage.
screwdriver to remove the screw and
Fuse
Confirm the specified amperage using the charts on
replace it with a new one.
P. 341 to 342.
4. Inspect the small fuses in the engine
Fuse Puller
compartment and the vehicle interior.
There is a fuse puller on the back of the engine
compartment fuse box cover.
u If there is a burned out fuse, remove it
with the fuse puller and replace it with a
new one.
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Emergency Towing
Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle.
1Emergency Towing
NOTICE
Flat bed equipment
Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will
The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck.
cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed
This is the best way to transport your vehicle.
to support the vehicle’s weight.
Wheel lift equipment
NOTICE
The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the front tires and lift them off
Improper towing such as towing behind a
motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the
the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This is an acceptable way to
transmission.
tow your vehicle.
Never tow your vehicle with just a rope or chain.
It is very dangerous since ropes or chains may shift
from side to side or break.
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Specifications
Vehicle Specifications
Engine Specifications
Light Bulbs
Model
Acura ILX Hybrid
Displacement
91 cu-in (1,497 cm3)
35W (D2S)*1
Headlights (Low Beam)
No. of Passengers:
Spark Plugs
NGK
DILFR6J11
55W (H11)*2
Front
2
Headlights (High Beam)
60W (HB3)
Rear
3
Fog Lights
55W (H11)
Total
5
Fuel
Front Turn Signal Lights
21W
Weights:
Parking/Side Marker Lights
5W
Fuel:
Premium unleaded gasoline, Pump octane
Gross Vehicle
3,968 lbs (1,800 kg)
Type
number of 91 or higher
Brake/Rear Side Marker/Taillight
21/5W
Weight Rating
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 US gal (50 ℓ)
Back-Up Lights
16W
Gross Axle Weight
2,138 lbs (970 kg)
Rear Turn Signal Lights
21W
Rating (Front)
High-Mount Brake Light
LED
Gross Axle Weight
1,962 lbs (890 kg)
Rear License Plate Light
5W
Washer Fluid
Rating (Rear)
Trunk Light
5W
U.S.: 2.6 US qt (2.5 ℓ)
Air Conditioning:
Tank Capacity
Interior Lights
Canada: 5.12 US qt (4.85 ℓ)
Refrigerant Type
HFC-134a (R-134a)
Map Light
LED
Charge Quantity
13.2 — 15.0 oz (375 — 425 g)
Ceiling Light
8W
Lubricant Type
SE-10Y
Foot light
1.4W
Glove Box light
LED
Vanity Mirror light
2W
*1: Vehicle with discharge headlights
*2: Vehicle with halogen bulb low beam headlights
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uuSpecificationsu
Brake Fluid
Engine Oil
Tire
Specified
Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3
·Genuine Acura Motor Oil 0W-20
Size
P205/55R16 89H
Recommended
·API Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil
Regular
Pressure
32 (220 [2.2])
Change
3.6 US qt (3.4 ℓ)
psi (kPa [kgf/cm2])
Transmission Fluid
Change
Size
T135/80D15 99M
Capacity
Compact
including
3.8 US qt (3.6 ℓ)
Pressure
Acura Continuously Variable Transmission
Spare*1
60 (420 [4.2])
Specified
filter
psi (kPa [kgf/cm2])
Fluid
Regular
16 x 6 1/2J
Capacity
Change
3.0 US qt (2.8 ℓ)
Wheel Size
Compact Spare*1
15 x 4T
Engine Coolant
*1: Vehicles with optional spare tire kit
Specified
Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type2
Ratio
50/50 with distilled water
1.37 US gal (5.18 ℓ)
Capacity
(change including the remaining
0.125 US gal (0.475 ℓ) in the reserve tank)
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Identification Numbers
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number
and Transmission Number
1Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Engine Number and
Transmission Number
Your vehicle has a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) used to register your
vehicle for warranty purposes, and for licensing and insuring your vehicle.
The interior vehicle identification number (VIN) is
located under the cover.
The locations of your vehicle’s VIN, engine number and transmission number are
shown as follows.
Vehicle Identification Number
Engine Number
IMA Motor Number
Cover
Transmission Number
Certification Label/
Vehicle Identification Number
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Devices that Emit Radio Waves
The following products and systems on your vehicle emit radio waves when in
operation.
U.S. AcuraLink
Audio System
Bluetooth® Audio
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Immobilizer System
Keyless Access System
U.S. models only
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Each of the above complies with the appropriate requirements or the required
standards of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Industry Canada
Standard, described below:
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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-Gen/210/310. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
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Reporting Safety Defects
In the U.S.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, 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.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-
9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform Honda Canada Inc. and you may also inform Transport Canada.
If Transport Canada receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may lead to a recall and remedy campaign. However, Transport Canada
cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Honda Canada Inc.
To contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division, you may call 1-800-333-0510. For
more information on reporting safety defects or about motor vehicle safety, go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety.
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Emissions Testing
Testing of Readiness Codes
Your vehicle has “Readiness Codes,” as part of the onboard self diagnostic system.
1Testing of Readiness Codes
Some States use these codes as a test to see if your vehicle’s emissions components
The readiness codes are erased when the 12 volt
are working properly.
battery is disconnected, and set again only after
The codes may not be read properly if testing is performed just after the battery has
several days of driving under a variety of conditions.
gone dead or been disconnected.
If a testing facility determines that the readiness
codes are not set, you may be requested to return at
To check if they are set, set the power mode to ON, without starting the engine. The
a later date to complete the test.
malfunction indicator lamp will come on for several seconds. If it then goes off, the
readiness codes are set. If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set.
If the testing facility determines the readiness codes
are still not set, see a dealer.
If you are required to have your vehicle tested before the readiness codes are ready,
prepare the vehicle for retesting by doing the following:
1. Fill the gas tank to approximately 3/4 full.
2. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 6 hours or more.
3. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40 °F and 95 °F (4 °C and 35 °C).
4. Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal, and let it idle for 20
seconds.
5. Keep the vehicle in P . Increase the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and hold it there
for about 3 minutes.
6. Let the engine idle with your foot off the accelerator for 20 seconds.
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uuEmissions TestinguTesting of Readiness Codes
7. 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 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).
8. Drive in city/suburban traffic for at least 10 minutes. When traffic conditions
allow, let the vehicle coast for several seconds without using the accelerator pedal
or the brake pedal.
9. Park the vehicle and leave the engine off for 30 minutes.
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