Honda CR-V: Driving Guidelines

Your vehicle has higher ground clearance that allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier.

Because your vehicle rides higher off the ground, it has a high center of gravity that can cause it to roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher roll over rate than other types of vehicles.

To prevent rollovers or loss of control:

Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger vehicle.

Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers whenever possible.

Do not modify your vehicle in any way that would raise the center of gravity.

Do not carry heavy cargo on the roof.

Four-wheel drive models

Your vehicle is equipped with a fourwheel drive (4WD) system. When the system senses a loss of frontwheel traction, it automatically transfers some power to the rear wheels. This gives you better traction and mobility.

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 Preparing to Drive

You still need to exercise the same care when accelerating, steering, and braking that you would in a twowheel drive vehicle. 1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean a

 Starting the Engine

1. Apply the parking brake. 2. In cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories to reduce the drain on the battery. 3. Make sure the shift lever is in Park. Press on the brake pedal. 4. W

 Automatic Transmission

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 Poor AM or FM radio reception or interference (with navigation)

NOTE: Check the radio reception in an open area. Compare it to a known-good vehicle of the same model, year, and trim level whenever possible. If necessary, have the customer demonstrate the symptom. Poor reception/interference can be caused by the following. The radio station is far away.

 Engine Coolant

Adding Engine Coolant If the coolant level in the reserve tank is at or below the MIN line, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Always use Honda Long-life Antifreeze/ Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and

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