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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Braking System

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Braking System  
Your vehicle is equipped with disc  
brakes at all four wheels. A power  
assist helps reduce the effort needed  
on the brake pedal. The anti-lock  
brake system (ABS) helps you retain  
steering control when braking very  
Check your brakes after driving  
through deep water. Apply the  
brakes moderately to see if they feel  
normal. If not, apply them gently and  
frequently until they do. Be extra  
cautious and alert in your driving.  
Brake Pad Wear Indicators  
The front and rear disc brakes on all  
models have audible brake wear  
If the brake pads need replacing, you  
will hear a distinctive, metallic  
Braking System Design  
screeching sound when you apply  
the brake pedal. If you do not have  
the brake pads replaced, they will  
screech all the time. It is normal for  
the brakes to occasionally squeal or  
squeak when you apply them.  
Resting your foot on the pedal keeps  
the brakes applied lightly, builds up  
heat, reduces their effectiveness and  
reduces brake pad life. In addition,  
fuel economy can be reduced. It also  
keeps your brake lights on all the  
time, confusing drivers behind you.  
The hydraulic system that operates  
the brakes has two separate circuits.  
Each circuit works diagonally across  
the vehicle (the left-front brake is  
connected with the right-rear brake,  
etc.). If one circuit should develop a  
problem, you will still have braking  
at two wheels.  
Constant application of the brakes  
when going down a long hill builds  
up heat and reduces their effective-  
ness. Use the engine to assist the  
brakes by taking your foot off the  
accelerator and downshifting to a  
lower gear.