Honda CR-V: Important Safety Precautions - Maintenance Safety - Maintenance - Honda CR-V Owner's ManualHonda CR-V: Important Safety Precautions

To eliminate potential hazards, read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required.

Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and the engine is off.

To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not gasoline.

To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from the battery and all fuel-related parts.

Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or compressed air.

Improperly maintaining this

Improperly maintaining this vehicle, or failing to correct a problem before driving can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Always follow the inspection and maintenance recommendations and schedules in this owner’s manual.

    Maintenance Safety
    All service items not detailed in this section should be performed by a certified technician or other qualified mechanic. ...

    Potential Vehicle Hazards
    Carbon Monoxide poison from engine exhaust. Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine. Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool down before t ...

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    Methanol
    Wherever possible avoid using fuel containing methanol. Some fuels contain methanol (Methyl or wood alcohol). If you use fuels containing methanol the fuels must also contain co-solvents and c ...

    Unlocking the Tailgate
    If the power door lock system cannot unlock the tailgate, unlock it manually. Place a cloth on the top side of the cover to prevent scratches, then use a small flat-tip screwdriver to rem ...

    Battery
    Refer to the replacement number on the original battery label when a new battery is needed. WARNING Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals k ...