Honda CR-V: If the EngineWon’t Start - Taking Care of the Unexpected - Honda CR-V Owner's ManualHonda CR-V: 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. The engine’s starter motor does not operate at all, or operates very slowly.

You can hear the starter motor operating normally, or the starter motor sounds like it is spinning faster than normal, but the engine does not start up and run.

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. ...

Nothing Happens or the Starter Motor Operates Very Slowly
When you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, you do not hear the normal noise of the engine trying to start. You may hear a clicking sound, a series of clicks, or nothing a ...

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Safety precautions
- For safety reasons, avoid operating the cell phone while driving. - Do not make a phone call while driving. When you have an incoming call, stop the vehicle in a safe location before ta ...

Engine oil specification
It is important that the correct oil specification is used. Vehicles fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) must use the specified oils otherwise significant engine damage will occur. Speci ...

Adjusting the height of rear view mirror
Adjust the height of the rear view mirror by moving it up and down. ■To prevent sensor error (vehicles with auto anti-glare inside rear view mirror) To ensure that the sensors operate ...