2003 Accord Sedan Online Reference Owner S Manual Honda-PDF Free Download

2003 Accord Sedan Online Reference Owner s Manual Honda

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2003 Accord Sedan Online Reference Owner's Manual Use 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.



Owner s Identification
OWNER This Owner s Manual should be considered
a permanent part of the car and should
remain with the car when it is sold
This Owner s Manual covers all models of
ADDRESS the Accord Sedan You may find
STREET descriptions of equipment and features that
are not on your particular model
The information and specifications included
CITY STATE PROVINCE ZIP CODE in this publication were in effect at the time
POSTAL CODE of approval for printing Honda Motor Co
V I N Ltd reserves the right however to
discontinue or change specifications or
design at any time without notice and
DELIVERY DATE without incurring any obligation whatsoever
Date sold to original retail purchaser
DEALER NAME DEALER NO POUR CLIENTS CANADIEN
AVIS IMPORTANT Si vous avez
besoin d un Manuel du Conducteur en
ADDRESS fran ais veuillez demander votre
STREET concessionnaire de commander le
num ro de pi ce 33SDAC00
CITY STATE PROVINCE ZIP CODE
POSTAL CODE
OWNER S SIGNATURE
DEALER S SIGNATURE
Introduction
Congratulations Your selection of a 2003 Honda Accord was a wise As you read this manual you will
investment It will give you years of driving pleasure find information that is preceded by
a symbol This
One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is to information is intended to help you
read this manual In it you will learn how to operate its driving controls and avoid damage to your Honda other
convenience items Afterwards keep this owner s manual in your car so you property or the environment
can refer to it at any time
Several warranties protect your new Honda Read the warranty booklet
thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights
and responsibilities
Maintaining your car according to the schedules given in this manual helps
to keep your driving trouble free while it preserves your investment When
your car needs maintenance keep in mind that your Honda dealer s staff is
specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your Honda Your
Honda dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer
any questions and concerns
California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm
A Few Words About Safety
Your safety and the safety of others You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms
is very important And operating this including
car safely is an important Safety Labels on the car
responsibility Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of
three signal words DANGER WARNING or CAUTION
To help you make informed These signal words mean
decisions about safety we have
provided operating procedures and You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
other information on labels and in HURT if you don t follow instructions
this manual This information alerts
you to potential hazards that could You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
hurt you or others HURT if you don t follow instructions
Of course it is not practical or You CAN be HURT if you don t follow
possible to warn you about all the instructions
hazards associated with operating or
maintaining your car You must use Safety Headings such as Important Safety Reminders or Important
your own good judgement Safety Precautions
Safety Section such as Driver and Passenger Safety
Instructions how to use this car correctly and safely
This entire book is filled with important safety information please read it
Your Car at a Glance
HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS P 72
AUDIO SYSTEM P 134 150 169
DIGITAL CLOCK P 139 156 174
MIRROR CONTROLS
DOOR LOCK SWITCH
P 79 HEATING COOLING
POWER WINDOW
TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE HOOD RELEASE
FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE
P 84 204 P 206
Your Car at a Glance
INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD
BRIGHTNESS WIPERS WASHERS
P 69 P 70 71 72
HEADLIGHTS
TURN SIGNALS
REMOTE AUDIO WARNING LIGHTS
CONTROLS P 72
CRUISE CONTROLS
VOICE CONTROL P 195
MOONROOF REAR WINDOW
SWITCH DEFOGGER
P 100 P 72 112 125 131
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM TILT TELESCOPIC HORN
P 232 ADJUSTMENT
Only on cars equipped with Navigation System Refer to the Navigation System Owner s Manual
Driver and Passenger Safety
This section gives you important 3 Adjust the Seat Backs 14 Protecting Larger Children 36
information about how to protect 4 Adjust the Head Restraints 15 Using Child Seats with
yourself and your passengers It 5 Fasten and Position the Seat Tethers 39
shows you how to use seat belts Belts 15 Using LATCH 40
properly It explains your Supple 6 Adjust the Steering Wheel 18 Additional Information About Your
mental Restraint System And it tells 7 Maintain a Proper Sitting Seat Belts 42
you how to properly restrain infants Position 18 Seat Belt System Components 42
and children in your car Advice for Pregnant Women 19 Lap Shoulder Belt 42
Additional Safety Precautions 20 Automatic Seat Belt
Protecting Children 21 Tensioners 43
All Children Must Be Seat Belt Maintenance 44
Restrained 21 Additional Information About
Children Should Sit in the Back Your Airbags 45
Seat 22 SRS Components 45
The Passenger s Front Airbag How Your Front Airbags
Important Safety Precautions 6 Poses Serious Risks to Work 45
Your Car s Safety Features 7 Children 22 How Your Side Airbags Work 47
Seat Belts 8 If You Must Drive with Several How Your Side Curtain
Airbags 9 Children 24 Airbags Work 48
Seats and Seat Backs 10 If a Child Requires Close How the SRS Indicator Works 48
Head Restraints 11 Attention 25 How the Side Airbag Cutoff
Door Locks 11 Additional Safety Precautions 25 Indicator Light Works 49
Pre Drive Safety Checklist 11 General Guidelines for Using Airbag Service 51
Protecting Adults 12 Child Seats 26 Additional Safety Precautions 51
1 Close and Lock the Doors 12 Protecting Infants 30 Carbon Monoxide Hazard 52
2 Adjust the Front Seats 13 Protecting Small Children 33 Safety Labels 53
Driver and Passenger Safety 5
Main Menu Table of Contents
Important Safety Precautions
You ll find many safety Be Aware of Airbag Hazards Control Your Speed
recommendations throughout this While airbags can save lives they Excessive speed is a major factor in
section and throughout this manual can cause serious or fatal injuries to crash injuries and deaths Generally
The recommendations on this page occupants who sit too close to them the higher the speed the greater the
are the ones we consider to be the or are not properly restrained risk but serious accidents can also
most important Infants young children and short occur at lower speeds Never drive
adults are at the greatest risk Be faster than is safe for current
Always Wear Your Seat Belt sure to follow all instructions and conditions regardless of the
A seat belt is your best protection in warnings in this manual See page maximum speed posted
all types of collisions Airbags 7
supplement seat belts but airbags Keep Your Car in Safe Condition
are designed to inflate only in a Don t Drink and Drive Having a tire blowout or a
moderate to severe frontal collision Alcohol and driving don t mix Even mechanical failure can be extremely
So even though your car is equipped one drink can reduce your ability to hazardous To reduce the possibility
with airbags make sure you and respond to changing conditions and of such problems check your tire
your passengers always wear your your reaction time gets worse with pressures and condition frequently
seat belts and wear them properly every additional drink So don t drink and perform all regularly scheduled
See page 15 and drive and don t let your friends maintenance See page 248
drink and drive either
Restrain All Children
Children are safest when they are
properly restrained in the back seat
not the front seat A child who is too
small for a seat belt must be properly
restrained in a child safety seat See
6 Driver and Passenger Safety
Main Menu Table of Contents
Your Car s Safety Features
Your car is equipped with many
3 10 8 9 1 4 features that work together to
protect you and your passengers
2 during a crash
7 Some safety features do not require
any action on your part These
include a strong steel framework
that forms a safety cage around the
passenger compartment front and
rear crush zones that are designed to
crumple and absorb energy during a
crash a collapsible steering column
6 and seat belt tensioners that
7 automatically tighten the front seat
5 11 belts in the event of a crash
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 Door Locks
2 11 Seat Belt Tensioners
If equipped
Driver and Passenger Safety 7
Main Menu Table of Contents
Your Car s Safety Features
These safety features are designed Seat Belts In addition most states and all
to reduce the severity of injuries in a For your safety and the safety of Canadian provinces require you to
crash However you and your your passengers your car is wear seat belts
passengers can t take full advantage equipped with seat belts in all seating
of these safety features unless you positions
remain sitting in a proper position
and always wear your seat belts Your seat belt system also Not wearing a seat belt properly
properly In fact some safety includes a light on the increases the chance of serious
features can contribute to injuries if instrument panel to remind you and injury or death in a crash even
they are not used properly your passengers to fasten your seat if you have airbags
Be sure you and your
Why Wear Seat Belts passengers always wear seat
Seat belts are the single most belts and wear them properly
effective safety device for adults and
larger children Infants and smaller
children must be properly restrained When properly worn seat belts
in child seats
Keep you connected to the car so
Not wearing a seat belt properly you can take advantage of the car s
increases the chance of serious built in safety features
injury or death in a crash even
though your car has airbags Help protect you in almost every
type of crash including frontal
side and rear impacts and
8 Driver and Passenger Safety
Main Menu Table of Contents
Your Car s Safety Features
Help keep you from being thrown Airbags
against the inside of the car and
against other occupants
Keep you from being thrown out
of the car
Help keep you in a good position
should the airbags ever deploy A
good position reduces the risk of
injury from an inflating airbag and
allows you to get the best
advantage from the airbag
Of course seat belts cannot Your car has a Supplemental Standard on V 6 and EX models
completely protect you in every Restraint System SRS with front Optional on the U S LX model
crash But in most cases seat belts airbags to help protect the heads and Your car also has side airbags to help
can reduce your risk of serious chests of the driver and a front seat protect the upper torso of the driver
injury passenger during a moderate to or a front seat passenger during a
severe frontal collision moderate to severe side impact
What you should do Always wear
your seat belt and make sure you
wear it properly
Driver and Passenger Safety 9
Main Menu Table of Contents
Your Car s Safety Features
Airbags do not replace seat belts Seats and Seat Backs
They are designed to supplement Your car s seats are designed to keep
the seat belts you in a comfortable upright
position so you can take full
Airbags offer no protection in rear advantage of the protection offered
impacts rollovers or minor by seat belts and the energy
frontal or side collisions absorbing materials in the seats
Airbags can pose serious hazards How you adjust your seats and seat
To do their job airbags must backs can also affect your safety For
inflate with tremendous force and example sitting too close to the
speed So while airbags help save steering wheel or dashboard
lives they can cause minor injuries increases the risk of you or your
or more serious or even fatal passenger being injured by striking
U S EX V6 model optional on Canadian injuries if occupants are not the inside of the car or by an
EX V6 model properly restrained or sitting inflating airbag
Your car also has side curtain properly
airbags During a moderate to severe Reclining a seat back too far reduces
side impact side curtain airbags help What you should do Always wear the seat belt s effectiveness and
to protect the heads of the driver your seat belt properly and sit increases the chance that the seat s
front seat passenger and passengers upright and as far back as possible occupant will slide under the seat
sitting in the outer rear seating from the steering wheel or belt in a crash and be seriously
positions dashboard injured
The most important things you need
to know about your airbags are
10 Driver and Passenger Safety
Main Menu Table of Contents
Your Car s Safety Features
What you should do Move the front Pre Drive Safety Checklist Front seat occupants are sitting
seats as far back as possible and To make sure you and your upright and as far back as possible
keep adjustable seat backs in an passengers get the maximum from the steering wheel and
upright position whenever the car is protection from your car s safety dashboard see page 13
moving features check the following each
time before you drive away Seat backs are upright see page
Head Restraints 14
Head restraints can help protect you All adults and children who have
from whiplash and other injuries For outgrown child safety seats are Head restraints are properly
maximum protection the back of wearing their seat belts and adjusted see page 15
your head should rest against the wearing them properly see page
center of the head restraint 15 All doors are closed and locked
see page 12
Door Locks Any infant or small child is
Keeping your doors locked reduces properly restrained in a child seat All cargo is properly stored or
the chance of being thrown out of in the back seat see page 21 secured see page 214
the car during a crash It also helps
prevent occupants from accidentally
opening a door and falling out and
outsiders from unexpectedly opening
your doors
Driver and Passenger Safety 11
Main Menu Table of Contents
Protecting Adults
The rest of this section gives more Introduction Your car has a door monitor light on
detailed information about how you The following pages provide the instrument panel to indicate
can maximize your safety instructions on how to properly when a specific door is not tightly
protect the driver and other adult closed
Remember however that no safety occupants
system can prevent all injuries or For safety locking the doors reduces
deaths that can occur in severe These instructions also apply to the chance that a passenger
crashes even when seat belts are children who have outgrown child especially a child will open a door
properly worn and the airbags deploy seats and are large enough to wear while the car is moving and
lap shoulder belts See page 36 for accidentally fall out It also reduces
important additional guidelines on the chance of someone being thrown
how to properly protect larger out of the car during a crash
For security locked doors can
1 Close and Lock the Doors prevent an outsider from
After everyone has entered the car unexpectedly opening a door when
be sure the doors are closed and you come to a stop
See page 78 for how to lock the
12 Driver and Passenger Safety


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