Congratulations Your selection of a 2001 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 to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner’s manual in your car so you canrefer 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 Hondadealer’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. As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your Honda, other property, or the environment.
CaliforniaProposition 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.
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A Few Words About Safety
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this car safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions aboutsafety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your car. You must use your own good judgement. You will find this important safety information in a varietyof forms, including: Safety Labels on the car. Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings such asImportant Safety Reminders or Important 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 carefully. please read it
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Turn to the beginning of each section for a complete list of subjects. Your Car at a Glance................ 2 Driver and Passenger Safety ..... 5 Important information about the proper use and care of your car’s seat belts, an overview of the Supplemental Restraint System, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints. Instruments and Controls ...... 57 Explains the purpose of each instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use the controls on thedashboard and steering column. Comfort and Convenience Features ............................. 107 How to operate the heating and air conditioning system, and the audio system. Before Driving .................... 161 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new car, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving ............................... 175 The proper way to start the engine, shift thetransmission, and park. Maintenance ....................... 195 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your car to the dealer. There is also a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them. Appearance Care ................. 255 Tips on cleaning and protecting your car. Also some things to look for if your car ever needs body repairs. Taking Care of the Unexpected...