Honda CR-V: Taking Care of the Unexpected

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Owner's Manual / Taking Care of the Unexpected

This section covers the more common problems that motorists experience with their vehicles. It gives you information about how to safely evaluate the problem and what to do to correct it. If the problem has stranded you on the side of the road, you may be able to get going again.

If not, you will also find instructions on getting your vehicle towed.

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 Compact Spare Tire

Use the compact spare tire as a temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can. Check the air pressure of the com

 Changing a Flat Tire

If you have a flat tire while driving, stop in a safe place to change it. Drive slowly along the shoulder until you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes.

 If the EngineWon’t Start

Diagnosing why the engine won’t start falls into two areas, depending on what you hear when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position: You hear nothing, or almost nothing.

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 A/C Compressor Replacement

NOTE: Do not install an A/C compressor into a system unless you are completely sure that the system is free of contamination. Installing the A/C compressor into a contaminated system can result in premature A/C compressor failure. 1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at i

 DTC Troubleshooting

DTC indicator 1: An Open in the Air Mix Control Motor Circuit 1. Start the engine. 2. Turn on the A/C, then set the temperature control dial to Max Hot. 3. Turn the ignition switch OFF and then ON (II). 4. Do the self-diagnostic with the HVAC control unit. 5. Check for DTCs. Is DTC 1 indicated?

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