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2006 Civic Sedan Online Reference Owner's ManualUse these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference.For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.If you have a Civic GX refer to Civic GX Owner’s Manual Supplement for additional information.ContentsOwner's Identification FormIntroduction . iA Few Words About Safety. iiYour Vehicle at a Glance. 4Driver and Passenger Safety . 7Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System.Instruments and Controls. 57Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.Comfort and Convenience Features . 101How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.Before Driving. 149What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.Driving . 161The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer.Maintenance . 179The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer.Taking Care of the Unexpected . 217This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them.Technical Information. 239ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) . 251A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us.Authorized Manuals (U.S. only). 255How to order manuals and other technical literature.Index. IService Information SummaryA summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.Accord Value Package Audio System

1SNA6000001Main MenuOwner’s IdentificationThis owner’s manual should be considereda permanent part of the vehicle and shouldremain with the vehicle when it is sold.OWNERThis owner’s manual covers all models ofthe Civic 4-door. You may find descriptionsof equipment and features that are not onyour particular model.ADDRESSSTREETCITYSTATE/PROVINCEZIP CODE/POSTAL CODEV. I. N.DELIVERY DATEThe information and specifications includedin this publication were in effect at the timeof approval for printing. Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. reserves the right, however, todiscontinue or change specifications ordesign at any time without notice andwithout incurring any obligation whatsoever.(Date sold to original retail purchaser)DEALER NAMEDEALER NO.ADDRESSSTREETCITYOWNER’S SIGNATUREDEALER’S SIGNATURESTATE/PROVINCEZIP CODE/POSTAL CODEPOUR CLIENTS CANADIENAVIS IMPORTANT: Si vous avezbesoin d’un Manuel du Conducteuren français, veuillez demander àvotre concessionnaire decommander le numéro de pièce33SNAC00

1SNA6000002Main MenuIntroductionCongratulations! Your selection of a 2006 Honda Civic was a wise investment.It will give you years of driving pleasure.One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is toread this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls andconvenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner’s manual in your vehicle soyou can refer to it at any time.As you read this manual, you willfind information that is preceded byasymbol. Thisinformation is intended to help youavoid damage to your vehicle, otherproperty, or the environment.California Proposition 65 WarningSeveral warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty bookletthoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rightsand responsibilities.Maintaining your vehicle according to the schedules given in this manualhelps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment.When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staffis specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle.Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answerany questions and concerns.WARNING: This productcontains or emits chemicalsknown to the state of California tocause cancer and birth defects orother reproductive harm.Event Data RecordersThis vehicle is equipped with one ormore recording devices commonlyreferred to as event data recordersor sensing and diagnostic modules.i

1SNA6000003Main MenuA Few Words About SafetyYour safety, and the safety of others,is very important. And operating thisvehicle safely is an importantresponsibility.To help you make informeddecisions about safety, we haveprovided operating procedures andother information on labels and inthis manual. This information alertsyou to potential hazards that couldhurt you or others.Of course, it is not practical orpossible to warn you about all thehazards associated with operating ormaintaining your vehicle. You mustuse your own good judgement.You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms,including:Safety Labels on the vehicle.Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symboland one ofthree signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.These signal words mean:You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLYHURT if you don’t follow instructions.You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLYHURT if you don’t follow instructions.You CAN be HURT if you don’t followinstructions.Safety Headings such as Important Safety Reminders or ImportantSafety Precautions.Safety Section such as Driver and Passenger Safety.Instructions how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.This entire book is filled with important safety information please read itcarefully.ii

1SNA6000007Main MenuYour Vehicle at a GlanceMOONROOF SWITCH* (P. 94)INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 59)AUDIO SYSTEM* (P. 106)GAUGES (P. 65)PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG(P. 11, 26)DRIVER’S FRONTAIRBAG(P. 11, 26)MIRROR CONTROLS(P. 96)HEATING/COOLINGCONTROLS(P. 102)POWER DOOR LOCKMASTER SWITCH*(P. 78)DOOR LOCKSWITCH(P. 78)POWER WINDOWSWITCHES(P. 93)AUTOMATICTRANSMISSION(P. 166)MANUALTRANSMISSION(P. 164)FUEL FILL DOORRELEASE HANDLE(P. 151)TRUNK RELEASEHANDLE(P. 84)Vehicle with navigation system is shown.* : If equipped4ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P. 100)

1SNA6000008Main MenuYour Vehicle at a GlanceHEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS(P. 71)WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS(P. 70)PASSENGER AIRBAG OFFINDICATOR(P. 32)DISPLAY CHANGEBUTTON(P. 65)SEL/RESETBUTTON(P. 65)HAZARD WARNING BUTTON(P. 72)REMOTE AUDIOCONTROLS*1(P. 143)REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER(P. 73)VOICE CONTROLSWITCHES*2HOOD RELEASEHANDLE(P. 152)Vehicle with navigation system is shown.HEATED MIRRORS*1(P. 97)STEERING WHEELHORN*ADJUSTMENT(P. 73)CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS*1(P. 145)* : To use the horn, press the pad around the ‘‘H’’ logo.*1 : If equipped*2 : Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual.5Your Vehicle at a GlanceINSTRUMENT PANELBRIGHTNESS(P. 72)

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1SNA6000010Main MenuDriver and Passenger SafetyImportant Safety Precautions . 8Your Vehicle’s Safety Features. 9Seat Belts . 10Airbags . 11Protecting Adults and Teens. 131. Close and Lock the Doors . 132. Adjust the Front Seats . 133. Adjust the Seat-Backs . 144. Adjust the Head Restraints . 155. Fasten and Position theSeat Belts . 166. Maintain a Proper SittingPosition . 17Advice for Pregnant Women. 18Additional Safety Precautions . 19Additional Information About YourSeat Belts . 20Seat Belt System Components . 20Lap/Shoulder Belt . 21Automatic Seat BeltTensioners . 21Seat Belt Maintenance . 22Additional Information AboutYour Airbags . 23Airbag System Components . 23How Your Front AirbagsWork. 26How Your Side Airbags Work. 29How Your Side Curtain AirbagsWork. 31How the SRS Indicator Works . 31How the Side Airbag OffIndicator Works . 32How the Passenger Airbag OffIndicator Works . 32Airbag Service . 33Additional Safety Precautions . 34Protecting Children GeneralGuidelines . 35All Children Must BeRestrained . 35All Children Should Sit in aBack Seat . 36The Passenger’s Front AirbagCan Pose Serious Risks . 36If You Must Drive with SeveralChildren . 38If a Child Requires CloseAttention . 38Additional Safety Precautions . 39Protecting Infants and SmallChildren . 40Protecting Infants . 40Protecting Small Children . 41Selecting a Child Seat . 42Installing a Child Seat . 43With LATCH . 44With a Seat Belt . 46With a Tether . 47Protecting Larger Children . 49Checking Seat Belt Fit . 49Using a Booster Seat . 50When Can a Larger Child Sit inFront . 51Additional Safety Precautions . 52Carbon Monoxide Hazard . 53Safety Labels . 547Driver and Passenger SafetyThis section gives you importantinformation about how to protectyourself and your passengers. Itshows you how to use seat belts. Itexplains how your airbags work. Andit tells you how to properly restraininfants and children in your vehicle.

in Menu31SNA6000011Table of ContentsImportant Safety PrecautionsYou’ll find many safetyrecommendations throughout thissection, and throughout this manual.The recommendations on this pageare the ones we consider to be themost important.Always Wear Your Seat BeltA seat belt is your best protection inall types of collisions. Airbags aredesigned to supplement seat belts,not replace them. So even thoughyour vehicle is equipped with airbags,make sure you and your passengersalways wear your seat belts, andwear them properly (see page 16 ).Restrain All ChildrenChildren age 12 and under shouldride properly restrained in a backseat, not the front seat. Infants andsmall children should be restrainedin a child seat. Larger childrenshould use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder belt until they can use thebelt properly without a booster seat8(see pages 35 52 ).Be Aware of Airbag HazardsWhile airbags can save lives, theycan cause serious or fatal injuries tooccupants who sit too close to them,or are not properly restrained.Infants, young children, and shortadults are at the greatest risk. Besure to follow all instructions andwarnings in this manual.Don’t Drink and DriveAlcohol and driving don’t mix. Evenone drink can reduce your ability torespond to changing conditions, andyour reaction time gets worse withevery additional drink. So don’t drinkand drive, and don’t let your friendsdrink and drive, either.Control Your SpeedExcessive speed is a major factor incrash injuries and deaths. Generally,the higher the speed, the greater therisk, but serious injuries can alsooccur at lower speeds. Never drivefaster than is safe for currentconditions, regardless of themaximum speed posted.Keep Your Vehicle in SafeConditionHaving a tire blowout or amechanical failure can be extremelyhazardous. To reduce the possibilityof such problems, check your tirepressures and condition frequently,and perform all regularly scheduledmaintenance (see page 181 ).

in Menu31SNA6000012Table of ContentsYour Vehicle’s Safety 1) Safety Cage(2) Crush Zones(3) Seats and Seat-Backs(4) Head Restraints(5) Collapsible Steering Column(6) Seat Belts(7) Front Airbags(8) Side Airbags(9) Side Curtain Airbags(10) Front Seat Belt Tensioners(11) Door LocksSome features do not require anyaction on your part. These include astrong steel framework that forms asafety cage around the passengercompartment; front and rear crushzones; a collapsible steering column;and tensioners that tighten the frontseat belts in a crash.However, you and your passengerscan’t take full advantage of thesefeat

The burning of gasoline in your vehicle’s 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,