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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Maintenance Safety

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Maintenance Safety  
All service items not detailed in this  
section should be performed by a  
certified technician or other qualified  
Injury from moving parts. Do  
not run the engine unless  
instructed to do so.  
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.  
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.  
Failure to properly follow  
maintenance instructions and  
precautions can cause you to  
be seriously hurt or killed.  
Always follow the inspection  
and maintenance  
recommendations and  
schedules in this owner’s  
Always follow the procedures  
and precautions in this owner’s  
To clean parts, use a commercially  
available degreaser or parts  
cleaner, not gasoline.  
Potential Vehicle Hazards  
Carbon Monoxide poison from  
engine exhaust. Be sure there is  
adequate ventilation whenever you  
operate the engine.  
Some of the most important safety  
precautions are given here. However,  
we cannot warn you of every  
conceivable hazard that can arise in  
performing maintenance. Only you  
can decide whether or not you  
should perform a given task.  
To reduce the possibility of fire or  
explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks,  
and flames away from the battery  
and all fuel-related parts.  
Burns from hot parts. Let the  
engine and exhaust system cool  
down before touching any parts.  
Wear eye protection and  
protective clothing when working  
with the battery or compressed air.