A Guide to Using & Understanding Your Honda Civic
A Guide to Using & Understanding Your Honda Civic
The new Honda Civic sedan comes with a generous suite of safety and driver-assist technology, and Roadsport Honda is here to fill you in on how to use and understand some of its most popular and valuable functions. Whether you intend to make the 2022 Civic yours or have already done so, follow the guide below to know your way around this sedan's safety suite before, and contact us in Scarborough, Ontario for further details.
How to Use Your Honda Adaptive Cruise Control
Honda's lauded Adaptive Cruise Control system with Low-Speed Follow allows you to enjoy your ride with the clearest of heads by maintaining a set distance from vehicles ahead at a pre-determined speed. If you need to come to a stop, the system will resume your ride at the set speed and distance as soon as you get moving again. A windshield-mounted camera measures your Honda Civic's distance from the vehicle ahead, and the system will apply the brakes as needed to maintain it. All you need to do is press your steering wheel's ACC button, and a white icon will appear in your instrument cluster. Your RES+/SET- button allows you to set your cruising speed from 40 km/h and up, and once your preferred speed is set, the ACC icon will turn green.
If a detected vehicle ahead comes to a stop, so will your Civic, after which you can press the RES+/SET- button to resume at your set speed. Pressing this button allows you to increase or decrease your speed by 1 km/h, and holding it will do the same by 5 km/h. You can also adjust your distance from the vehicle ahead by pressing your wheel's interval button, and you can cancel your cruise by pressing the brakes, your Cancel button, or your ACC button. Lastly, if you prefer regular cruise control, just press and hold your interval button for one second.
How to Use Your Honda's Blindspot Information System
When a vehicle is entering one of your blindspots in an adjacent lane, your Honda Civic's blindspot monitoring function will flash an alert in the mirror on the corresponding side. This available feature is operational at speeds of 32 km/h and up. Alert zones span 0.5 to 3 m on either side of your sedan and 3 from the back of your Civic, and as the system adjusts, your alert zones will extend another 25 metres back.
If you've activated a turn signal on the side of an approaching vehicle, an audible alert will sound, and if you'd like to turn off your Blindspot Information System, just press your Safety Support Switch to the left of your steering column and rotate your selector wheel until you hit BSI, then press it The checkmark next to your BSI icon will disappear and the icon will go grey to confirm the system is off. You can follow the same steps to turn the system back on, and remember to check your blindspots yourself with every intended lane change.
How to Use Your Lane Keeping Assist System
Honda Civics now have a Lane Keeping Assist System to help you stay in an optimal lane position, with a Traffic Jam Assist function allowing the system to operate at lower speeds and in heavy traffic. A windshield-mounted camera detects your lane boundaries, while electric power steering will intervene as needed to keep you in position. Press the LKAS button on the right side of your steering wheel to activate the system. An icon will then appear in your instrument cluster and turn green once your lane markings have been detected.
The system will be suspended if lane markings aren't detected, if you're braving a sharp curve, turning your steering wheel quickly, travelling at speeds above 145 km/h, or neglecting to steer entirely. The system will resume operation once these conditions come to an end. If the camera overheats, the area around it gets too dirty, the anti-lock braking system of Vehicle Stability Assist is activated, the system will stop operating and sound an alert.
How to Remote Start Your Honda Civic
Start by pressing the Lock button on your keyfob, then press and hold the Engine Start button. Your Honda Civic's lights will flash several times to confirm your engine has started successfully, and your motor will run for 10 minutes before shutting automatically. Remote starting also allows you to preheat or precool your cabin before you take the wheel. The air conditioning will automatically activate on hotter days, while your heated front seats, defroster, and (available) heated steering wheel will start up on colder days. It's also worth noting your remote starter's range is affected by obstructions like neighbouring buildings and devices like smartphones and laptops. Contact our Service Centre for a more intimate understanding of this or any other Honda Civic driver-assist function.
Understanding Your Honda's Road Departure Mitigation System
This function helps you stay in your lane, on the road, and avoid vehicles that drift into your path. A wide-view camera detects your lane markings, the edges of the pavement, and surrounding vehicles, with the system operating at speeds between 72 and 145 km/h. This Honda Civic function can activate on a straight or slightly curved road, when no turn signal is operating, and when the vehicle isn't braking, accelerating, or turning. A warning will appear in your instrument cluster, with the system either assisting your steering or vibrating your steering wheel.
To customize your system, press your wheel's Home button and go to Settings. Select Driver assist system setup, then Road departure mitigation setting. You can then choose between Narrow, Normal, Wide, and Warning. To turn the system off, press your Safety Support Switch, find the RDM icon with your selector wheel, then press it, after which your icon will turn grey and the checkmark will vanish to confirm the system is off.
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