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Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Navigation Manual. Table of Contents. Main Menu. Your selection of a Acura MDX was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so. Several warranties protect your new vehicle.
Read the warranty booklet. Maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance minder shown in the. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be. As you read this manual, you will find. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items.
Page 2 This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of Off-Highway Driving Guidelines control or an accident. Page 5 Owner's Identification Form Introduction A Few Words About Safety Important Handling Information Your Vehicle at a Glance main controls Instruments and Controls indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard, and steering column Features climate control,audio,rear entertainment,steering wheel,security,cruise control,and other convenience items Page 6 Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them.
Warranty and Client Relations U. Page Important Safety Precautions Infants, young children, and short adults are at the greatest risk.
Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual. Even one drink can reduce your ability to Page Airbags see page for more information on how your side airbags work. Page 14 A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Remember, however, that no safety For more information, see page Adjust the Front Seats Adjust the driver's seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle.
See page for how to adjust the front seats. Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the driver's seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. Page Fasten And Position The Seat Belts This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries.
Page 20 it has four positions. Page Advice For Pregnant Women When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible.
In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt. Page Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. Page Seat Belt Maintenance Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty booklet for details. The driver's airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger's airbag is stored in the dashboard.
Page 30 ON II position. Page 32 This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. Airbags with this feature have two deployment Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg , the system will automatically turn the passenger's front airbag off. If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat.
Page 35 Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger's seat. Although Acura does not encourage children to ride in front, if the position sensors detect a child has leaned into the side airbag's deployment path, the airbag will shut off. Page How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work If the impact is on the passenger's side, the passenger's side curtain airbag will inflate even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle.
Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger's side airbag has been automatically shut off. Page How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works MDX If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors. Page 40 If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at Page 43 U.
Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. Page If You Must Drive With Several Children MDX If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat.
Page Additional Safety Precautions Canadian provinces, and can be very hazardous. A child left alone with the key in the Page Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown. Page 48 MDX Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. Page Installing A Child Seat A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash.
A forward-facing child Do not attach two child seat connectors to a single lower anchor at a time. Page 52 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker's instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. Lift the head restraint see page , then route the tether strap through the legs of the head Page 53 The other anchor is located underneath the flap at the bottom of the outer seat's inner bolster.
Follow step 1 through 4 as described previously to secure the child seat. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor.
Page Installing A Child Seat With A Tether To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract.
Page 56 see page 50 , lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. Page 57 Then open the anchor cover with a small flat-tip screwdriver. Secure the child seat in the desired position see page Route the tether strap over the head restraint, then attach the And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in front, there are other important factors you should consider.
Page Carbon Monoxide Hazard Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. Page Safety Labels If a label comes off or becomes hard to read except for the U. If it stays on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it Page 72 If this happens, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible.
It should come on Page 73 see page Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Page 74 Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. Page 75 2. When the needle reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. During normal operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone. The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic.
Page 82 HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the handsfreelink. Page 84 5 seconds, and then the normal display returns. If there are several system messages to be shown, the display switches these messages every 5 seconds.
2009 Acura MDX - Owner's Manual (489 pages)
The Acura MDX , or Honda MDX as known in Japan and Australia only the first generation was imported , is a mid-size three-row luxury crossover ,    produced by the Japanese automaker Honda under its Acura luxury nameplate since The alphanumeric moniker stands for "Multi-Dimensional luxury". According to Honda, the MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury crossover of all time, with cumulative U. The MDX was introduced as a model, replacing the slow-selling U.
Acura 2009 MDX Owner's Manual