Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual

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Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual

Drive Mode Switch

Constantly control your vehicle’s engine, transmission, EPS, brakes and VSA® according to the mode you select. You can choose between three modes, SPORT mode, NORMAL mode, and ECON mode by using the drive mode switch. The current mode is displayed on the driver information interface, and each mode will appear differently. If you were driving in SPORT or NORMAL mode last time, NORMAL mode is selected when you set the power mode to ON. If you were driving in ECON mode last time, ECON mode is selected when you set the power mode to ON.Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 01

The mode may not be able to be changed when:

  • The vehicle is turning.
  • The VSA® system is activating.
  • There is a problem with the engine, the transmission, the VSA®, and the EPS.

SPORT Mode
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Enhances heightened throttle response.

NORMAL ModeHonda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 02

Balances handling and riding in all environments.

ECON Mode

Helps you improve your fuel economy by adjusting the performance of the engine, transmission, and climate control system.Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 06

Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

VSA® helps stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than what was intended. It also assists in maintaining traction on slippery surfaces. It does so by regulating engine output and selectively applying the brakes.

VSA OperationHonda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 07

When VSA® activates, you may notice that the engine does not respond to the accelerator. You may also notice some noise from the hydraulic brake system. You will also see the indicator blink. The VSA® may not function properly if tire type and size are mixed. Make sure to use the same size and type of tire, and the air pressures as specified. When the VSA® system indicator comes on and stays on while driving, there may be a problem with the system. While this may not interfere with normal driving, have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. The Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) system, Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) OFF, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)*, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow*, low tire pressure/TPMS* and safety support indicators may come on in amber along with a message in the gauge when you set the power mode to ON after reconnecting the battery. Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. VSA® cannot enhance stability in all driving situations and does not control the entire braking system. You still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate for the conditions and always leave a sufficient margin of safety. The main function of the VSA® system is generally known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The system also includes a traction control function.

VSA® On and OffHonda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 08

This button is on the driver-side control panel. To partially disable VSA® functionality/features, press and hold it until you hear a beep. Your vehicle will have normal braking and cornering ability, but the traction control function will be less effective. To restore VSA® functionality/features, press the (VSA® OFF) button until you hear a beep. VSA® is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle.

In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to free it with the VSA® temporarily switched off.
When the Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Drive Mode Switch User Manual 09 button is pressed function becomes less effective. This allows for the wheels to spin more freely at low speeds. You should only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA® off if you are not able to free it when the VSA® is on. Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to switch VSA® on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA® system switched off. You may hear a motor sound coming from the engine compartment while system checks are being performed immediately after starting the engine or while driving. This is normal.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)*, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow*, low tire pressure/TPMS*, and safety support indicators may come on in amber along with a message in the gauge when you set the power mode to ON after reconnecting the battery. Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. VSA® cannot enhance stability in all driving situations and does not control the entire braking system. You still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate for the conditions and always leave a sufficient margin of safety. The main function of the VSA® system is generally known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The system also includes a traction control function.

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