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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Emergency Towing

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Emergency Towing  
If your vehicle needs to be towed,  
call a professional towing service or  
organization. Never tow your vehicle  
with just a rope or chain. It is very  
dangerous.  
On 2WD models  
If, due to damage, your vehicle must  
be towed with the front wheels on  
the ground, do this:  
There are two ways to tow your  
vehicle:  
Flat-bed Equipment The operator  
loads your vehicle on the back of a  
truck. This is the best way to  
transport your vehicle.  
Start the engine.  
Shift to D position and hold for 5  
seconds, then to N.  
On 4WD models  
The only way you can safely tow  
your vehicle is with flat-bed  
equipment. The operator will load  
your vehicle on the back of a truck.  
Any other method of towing will  
damage the drive system. When you  
contact the towing agency, inform  
them a flat-bed is required.  
Turn off the engine.  
Leave the ignition switch in the  
ACCESSORY (I) position so the  
steering wheel does not lock.  
Release the parking brake.  
Wheel-lift Equipment The tow  
truck uses two pivoting arms that go  
under the front tires and lift them off  
the ground. The rear tires remain on  
the ground. This is an acceptable  
way to tow your vehicle.  
Improper towing preparation will  
damage the transmission. Follow the  
above procedure exactly. If you cannot  
shift the transmission or start the  
engine, your vehicle must be  
transported with the all four wheels off  
the ground.  
Towing with only two tires on the  
ground will damage parts of the 4WD  
system. It should be transported on a  
flat-bed truck or trailer.  
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Emergency Towing  
With the front wheels on the ground,  
Refer to Towing Your Vehicle  
it is best to tow the vehicle no farther Behind a Motorhome on page  
than 50 miles (80 km), and keep the  
speed below 35 mph (55 km/h).  
334 for non-emergency towing  
information.  
The steering system can be damaged if  
the steering wheel is locked. Leave the  
ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I)  
position, and make sure the steering  
wheel turns freely before you begin  
towing.  
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Technical Information  
The diagrams in this section give  
you the dimensions and capacities of  
your vehicle and the locations of the  
identification numbers. It also  
includes information you should  
know about your vehicle’s tires and  
emissions control systems.  
Identification Numbers................. 406  
Specifications ................................. 408  
DOT Tire Quality Grading  
(U.S. Vehicles)........................... 410  
Tire Labeling.................................. 412  
Tire Pressure Monitoring System  
(TPMS) Required Federal  
Explanation............................. 414  
Emissions Controls........................ 416  
Three Way Catalytic Converter... 418  
Emissions Testing ......................... 419  
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