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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Carrying Cargo

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Carrying Cargo  
Your vehicle has several convenient  
storage areas:  
DUAL DECK CARGO SHELF*  
CARGO AREA  
DOOR POCKETS  
Upper glove box  
Lower glove box  
UPPER GLOVE BOX  
Console compartment  
Door pockets  
Seat-back pockets  
Seat-under tray (if equipped)  
Center pocket  
Cargo area, including the rear  
seats when folded up or down.  
Upper and lower cargo areas with  
the dual deck cargo shelf (if  
equipped)  
Roof-rack (if equipped)  
However, carrying too much cargo,  
or improperly storing it, can affect  
your vehicle’s handling, stability,  
stopping distance, and tires, and  
make it unsafe. Before carrying any  
type of cargo, be sure to read the  
following pages.  
SEAT-BACK POCKETS*  
SEAT UNDER TRAY*  
CENTER CONSOLE COMPARTMENT*  
LOWER  
GLOVE BOX  
CENTER POCKET  
: If equipped  
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Carrying Cargo  
Load Limits  
The resulting figure equals the  
available amount of cargo and  
luggage load capacity. For  
(4)  
The maximum load for your vehicle  
is 850 lbs (385 kg) for U.S. vehicles,  
and 395 kg for Canadian vehicles.  
This figure includes the total weight  
of all occupants, cargo, and  
Overloading or improper  
loading can affect handling and  
stability and cause a crash in  
which you can be hurt or killed.  
example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount  
equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be  
five 150 lb. passengers in your  
vehicle, the amount of available  
cargo and luggage load capacity is  
650 lbs.  
accessories, and the tongue load if  
you are towing a trailer.  
Follow all load limits and other  
loading guidelines in this  
manual.  
See Tire And Loading Information  
label attached to the driver’s  
doorjamb.  
(1,400 750 (5 × 150) = 650 lbs.)  
Steps for Determining Correct Load  
Limit -  
(1)Locate the statement ‘‘The  
combined weight of occupants and  
cargo should never exceed XXX  
kg or XXX lbs.’’ on your vehicle’s  
placard.  
(5)Determine the combined weight  
of luggage and cargo being loaded  
on the vehicle. That weight may  
not safely exceed the available  
cargo and luggage load capacity  
calculated in Step 4.  
Label Example  
(6)If your vehicle will be towing a  
trailer, load from your trailer will  
be transferred to your vehicle.  
Consult this manual to determine  
how this reduces the available  
cargo and luggage load capacity of  
your vehicle.  
(2)Determine the combined weight  
of the driver and passenger that  
will be riding in your vehicle.  
This figure includes the total weight  
of all occupants, cargo, and  
accessories, and the tongue load if  
you are towing a trailer.  
(3)Subtract the combined weight of  
the driver and passengers from  
XXX kg or XXX lbs.  
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Carrying Cargo  
In addition, the total weight of the  
vehicle, all occupants, accessories,  
cargo, and trailer tongue load must  
not exceed the Gross Vehicle  
Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross  
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both  
are on a label on the driver’s  
doorjamb.  
Example 1  
Max Load (850 lbs)  
Passenger Weight  
Cargo Weight  
(150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs) (550 lbs)  
Example 2  
Example 3  
Max Load (850 lbs)  
Max Load (850 lbs)  
Passenger Weight  
Cargo Weight  
(150 lbs x 4 = 600 lbs) (250 lbs)  
Passenger Weight  
(150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (100 lbs)  
Cargo Weight  
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Carrying Cargo  
Carrying Cargo in the Passenger  
Compartment  
If you fold the rear seats up or  
down, tie down items that could be  
thrown about the vehicle during a  
crash or sudden stop. Also, keep  
all cargo below the bottom of the  
windows. If it is higher, it could  
interfere with the proper operation  
of the side curtain airbags.  
Carrying Cargo in the Cargo Area  
or on a Roof Rack  
Store or secure all items that could  
be thrown around and hurt  
someone during a crash.  
Distribute cargo evenly on the  
floor of the cargo area, placing the  
heaviest items on the bottom and  
as far forward as possible. Tie  
down items that could be thrown  
about the vehicle during a crash or  
sudden stop.  
Be sure items placed on the floor  
behind the front seats cannot roll  
underneath and interfere with the  
proper operation of the seats, the  
sensors under the seats, or the  
driver’s ability to operate the  
pedals.  
If equipped  
Do not use the dual deck cargo shelf  
Do not stack items higher than the  
back of the rear seats. They can  
block your view and be thrown  
around the vehicle during a crash.  
with any rear seat folded up or down.  
Keep the lower glove box closed  
while driving. If it is open, a  
passenger could injure their knees  
during a crash or sudden stop.  
If you carry large items that  
prevent you from closing the  
tailgate, exhaust gas can enter the  
passenger area. To avoid the  
possibility of carbon monoxide  
poisoning, follow the instructions  
on page 55 .  
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Carrying Cargo  
If you carry any items on a roof  
rack, be sure the total weight of  
the rack and the items does not  
exceed 165 lbs (75 kg).  
Carrying Cargo on the Dual Deck  
Cargo Shelf  
If equipped  
If you use an accessory roof rack,  
the roof rack weight limit may be  
lower. Refer to the information that  
came with your roof rack.  
On U.S. model is shown  
Do not put any items on the dual  
deck cargo shelf that could block  
your view or be thrown around the  
vehicle during a crash.  
Do not use the dual deck cargo shelf  
if the rear seats are folded down.  
Do not exceed the dual deck cargo  
shelf load limit of 20 lbs on U.S.  
models, and 10 kg on Canadian  
models.  
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Carrying Cargo  
Optional Separation Net  
Cargo Hooks  
The separation net can be used to  
hold back soft, lightweight items  
stored in the cargo area. Heavy  
items should be properly secured on  
the floor of the cargo area. The net  
may not prevent heavy items from  
being thrown forward in a crash or a  
sudden stop.  
HOOKS  
The four hooks on the floor can be  
used to install a net for securing  
items.  
If equipped  
Your vehicle also has cargo hooks on  
the side panel in the cargo area.  
They are designed to hold light  
items. Heavy objects may damage  
the hook. Make sure any items put  
on each hook weigh less than 6.5 lbs  
(3 kg).  
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Driving  
This section gives you tips on  
Driving Guidelines......................... 312  
Preparing to Drive......................... 313  
Starting the Engine........................ 314  
Automatic Transmission............... 315  
Parking............................................ 320  
Braking System.............................. 321  
Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) ................ 322  
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ),  
aka Electronic Stability  
Control (ESC), System ......... 324  
Tire Pressure Monitoring System  
(TPMS)....................................... 326  
Towing a Trailer ............................ 329  
Towing Your Vehicle Behind a  
Motorhome................................. 334  
Off-Highway Driving  
Guidelines................................... 336  
starting the engine under various  
conditions, and how to operate the  
automatic transmission. It also  
includes important information on  
parking your vehicle, the braking  
system, the vehicle stability assist  
(VSA ) system, the tire pressure  
monitoring system (TPMS), and  
facts you need if you are planning to  
tow a trailer or drive off-highway.  
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