Honda Odyssey Owners Manual: Parking Your Vehicle

Honda Odyssey Owners Manual / Driving / Parking Your Vehicle

Do not park your vehicle near flammable objects, such as dry grass, oil, or timber.

Heat from the exhaust can cause a fire.

When Stopped

1. Depress the brake pedal firmly with the shift lever in .
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Move the shift lever from to .
4. Turn off the engine.

Always set the parking brake firmly, in particular if you are parked on an incline.


The following can damage the transmission:
• Depressing the accelerator and brake pedals simultaneously.
• Holding the vehicle in place when facing uphill by depressing the accelerator pedal.
• Moving the shift lever into before the vehicle stops completely.

Raise the wiper arms when snow is expected.

Parking Sensor System

The corner and rear center sensors monitor obstacles around your vehicle, and the beeper and display let you know the approximate distance between your vehicle and the obstacle.

■ The sensor location and range

Even when the system is on, always confirm if there is no obstacle near your vehicle before parking.

The system may not work properly when:
• The sensors are covered with snow, ice, mud, or dirt.
• The vehicle is on an uneven surface, such as grass, bumps, or a hill.
• The vehicle has been out in hot or cold weather.
• The system is affected by some electric devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
• Driving in bad weather.

The system may not sense:
• Thin or low objects.
• Sonic-absorptive materials, such as snow, cotton, or sponge.
• Objects directly under the bumper.

Do not put any accessories on or around the sensors.

■ When you activate the system

The indicator in the button comes on and the beeper sounds when the system is on.

The corner sensors start to detect an obstacle when the shift lever is in any position other than , and the vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).

The rear center sensors start to detect an obstacle when the shift lever is in , and the vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).

When you turn the ignition switch to ON , the system will be in the previously selected condition.

■ When the distance between your vehicle and obstacles behind becomes shorter

*1: At this stage, only the center sensors detect obstacles.

■ The parking sensor system on audio/navigation screen

• An appropriate indicator blinks when there are any obstacles around the parking sensors. The color of the indicator changes in accordance with the distance between your vehicle and obstacles.
• An appropriate indicator stays on in red when there is a problem with the corresponding parking sensor.

Models without navigation system

Models without navigation system

■Turning off All Rear Sensors

1. Make sure that the parking sensor system is not activated. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK .
2. Press and hold the parking sensor system button, and turn the ignition switch to ON .
3. Keep pressing the button for 10 seconds. Release the button when the indicator in the button flashes.
4. Press the button again. The indicator in the button goes off.
The beeper sounds twice. The rear sensors are now turned off.

To turn the rear sensors on again, follow the above procedure. The beeper sounds three times when the rear sensors come back on.

When you shift to , the indicator in the parking sensor system button blinks as a reminder that the rear sensors have been turned off.


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