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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ 8. Technical Information

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Identification Numbers  
Your vehicle has several identifying  
numbers located in various places.  
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)  
The vehicle identification number  
(VIN) is the 17-digit number your  
dealer uses to register your vehicle  
for warranty purposes. It is also  
necessary for licensing and insuring  
your vehicle. The easiest place to  
find the VIN is on a plate fastened to  
the top of the dashboard. You can  
see it by looking through the  
windshield on the driver’s side. It is  
also on the certification label  
attached to the driver’s doorjamb,  
and is stamped on the engine  
compartment bulkhead. The VIN is  
also provided in bar code on the  
certification label.  
To access the VIN in the engine  
compartment, pull down the lid on  
the back of the engine compartment.  
Make sure to close the lid before  
closing the hood.  
CERTIFICATION LABEL  
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Identification Numbers  
The engine number is stamped into  
the front of the engine block.  
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION  
You can see the engine number  
through the window next to the ‘‘H’’  
logo.  
The transmission number is on a  
label on top of the transmission.  
ENGINE NUMBER  
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Specifications  
Dimensions  
Length  
Width  
Height  
Wheelbase  
Capacities  
Engine  
coolant  
Automatic  
transmission  
fluid  
179.3 in (4,555 mm)  
71.6 in (1,820 mm)  
66.1 in (1,680 mm)  
103.1 in (2,620 mm)  
61.6 in (1,565 mm)  
61.6 in (1,565 mm)  
Change2  
Total  
Change  
4WD  
2WD  
Total  
1.56 US gal (5.9  
1.85 US gal (7.0  
)
)
2.6 US qt (2.5  
2.6 US qt (2.5  
)
)
Track  
Front  
Rear  
4WD  
7.4 US qt (7.0  
)
Weights  
2WD  
6.71 US qt (6.35  
)
Gross vehicle weight rating  
See the certification label attached  
to the driver’s doorjamb.  
Rear  
Change  
Total  
1.3 US qt (1.2  
1.5 US qt (1.4  
)
)
differential  
fluid (4WD)  
Windshield  
washer  
Engine  
Type  
U.S. Vehicles  
Canadian  
Vehicles  
2.6 US qt (2.5  
4.8 US qt (4.5  
)
)
Water cooled 4-stroke DOHC  
i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine  
3.43 x 3.90 in (87.0 x 99.0 mm)  
144 cu-in (2,354 cm )  
reservoir  
Bore x Stroke  
Displacement  
Compression ratio  
Spark plugs  
1 : Excluding the oil remaining in the engine  
2 : Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the  
10.5 : 1  
ILZKR7B-11S (NGK)  
engine  
SXU22HCR11S (DENSO)  
Reserve tank capacity:  
0.16 US gal (0.6  
)
Capacities  
Fuel tank  
Approx.  
15.3 US gal (58  
)
Engine oil  
Change1  
Including filter 4.4 US qt (4.2  
Without filter  
Total  
)
)
)
4.2 US qt (4.0  
5.6 US qt (5.3  
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Specifications  
Seating Capacities  
Battery  
Total  
Front  
Rear  
5
2
3
Capacity  
12 V 36 AH/5 HR  
12 V 38 AH/5 HR  
12 V 45 AH/20 HR  
12 V 47 AH/20 HR  
Air Conditioning  
Refrigerant type  
Charge quantity  
Lubricant type  
HFC-134a (R-134a)  
15.517.3 oz (440490 g)  
SP-10  
Fuses  
Interior  
See page 401 or the fuse label  
attached under the steering  
column.  
Lights  
Headlights  
Under-hood  
See page 402 or the fuse box  
cover.  
High/Low  
60/55 W (HB2)  
21 W (Amber)  
3 CP  
Front turn signal lights  
Parking lights/side marker  
lights  
Rear turn signal lights  
Stop/Taillights  
Back-up lights  
Taillight/Rear side marker  
lights  
Alignment  
Toe-in  
Front  
Rear  
Front  
Rear  
Front  
0.0 in (0 mm)  
0.08 in (2.0 mm)  
0°  
21 W (Amber)  
21/5 W  
21 W  
Camber  
Caster  
1°00’  
2°44’  
5 W  
High-mount brake light  
License plate light  
Ceiling light  
21 W  
5 W  
8 W  
8 W  
8 W  
2 W  
Tires  
Size  
Front/Rear  
Spare  
225/65R17 102T  
T155/90D17 101M  
T155/90R17 101M  
Spotlights  
Cargo area light  
Pressure  
Front  
Rear  
Spare  
30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm )  
30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm )  
60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm )  
Vanity mirror Lights*  
: EX, EX-L  
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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)  
The tires on your vehicle meet all  
U.S. Federal Safety Requirements.  
All tires are also graded for  
Treadwear  
Traction  
The treadwear grade is a compara-  
tive rating based on the wear rate of  
The traction grades, from highest to  
lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those  
treadwear, traction, and temperature  
performance according to  
the tire when tested under controlled grades represent the tire’s ability to  
conditions on a specified government stop on wet pavement as measured  
test course. For example, a tire  
Department of Transportation  
(DOT) standards. The following  
explains these gradings.  
under controlled conditions on  
specified government test surfaces  
of asphalt and concrete. A tire  
marked C may have poor traction  
performance.  
graded 150 would wear one and one-  
half (1 1/2) times as well on the  
government course as a tire graded  
100. The relative performance of  
tires depends upon the actual condi-  
tions of their use, however, and may  
depart significantly from the norm  
due to variations in driving habits,  
service practices and differences in  
road characteristics and climate.  
Uniform Tire Quality Grading  
Quality grades can be found where  
applicable on the tire sidewall  
between tread shoulder and  
maximum section width. For  
example:  
Warning: The traction grade  
assigned to this tire is based on  
straight-ahead braking traction tests,  
and does not include acceleration,  
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak  
traction characteristics.  
Treadwear 200  
Traction AA  
Temperature A  
All passenger car tires must conform  
to Federal Safety Requirements in  
addition to these grades.  
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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)  
Temperature  
Warning: The temperature grade for  
The temperature grades are A (the  
highest), B, and C, representing the  
tire’s resistance to the generation of  
heat and its ability to dissipate heat  
when tested under controlled  
this tire is established for a tire that  
is properly inflated and not  
overloaded. Excessive speed,  
underinflation, or excessive loading,  
either separately or in combination,  
can cause heat buildup and possible  
tire failure.  
conditions on a specified indoor  
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high  
temperature can cause the material  
of the tire to degenerate and reduce  
tire life, and excessive temperature  
can lead to sudden tire failure. The  
grade C corresponds to a level of  
performance which all passenger car  
tires must meet under the Federal  
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.  
109. Grades B and A represent  
higher levels of performance on the  
laboratory test wheel than the  
minimum required by law.  
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Tire Labeling  
The tires that came on your vehicle  
have a number of markings. Those  
Tire Size  
102 Load index (a numerical code  
associated with the maximum  
load the tire can carry).  
Whenever tires are replaced, they  
you should be aware of are described should be replaced with tires of the  
below.  
same size. Below is an example of  
tire size with an explanation of what  
each component means.  
T
Speed symbol (an  
TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE  
(1)  
alphabetical code indicating  
the maximum speed rating).  
225/65R17 102T  
Tire Identification Number (TIN)  
The tire identification number (TIN)  
is a group of numbers and letters  
that look like the following example.  
TIN is located on the sidewall of the  
tire.  
225 Tire width in millimeters.  
65 Aspect ratio (the tire’s section  
height as a percentage of its  
width).  
R
Tire construction code (R  
DOT B97R FW6X 2202  
indicates radial).  
DOT This indicates that the tire  
meets all requirements of  
the U.S. Department of  
Transportation.  
(1)  
17 Rim diameter in inches.  
(4)  
(3)  
(2)  
(1) Tire Size  
B97R Manufacturer’s  
(2) Tire Identification Number (TIN)  
(3) Maximum Tire Pressure  
(4) Maximum Tire Load  
identification mark.  
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Tire Labeling  
FW6X Tire type code.  
Glossary of Tire Terminology  
Cold Tire Pressure The tire air  
pressure when the vehicle has been  
parked for at least three hours or  
driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).  
visual indication of the degrees of  
wear of the tread.  
2202  
Date of manufacture.  
Year  
Week  
Load Rating Means the maximum  
load that a tire is rated to carry for a  
given inflation pressure.  
Maximum Inflation Pressure The  
maximum tire air pressure that the  
tire can hold.  
Maximum Load Rating Means the  
load rating for a tire at the maximum  
permissible inflation pressure for  
that tire.  
Recommended Inflation Pressure -  
The cold tire inflation pressure  
recommended by the manufacturer.  
Treadwear Indicators (TWI) -  
Means the projections within the  
principal grooves designed to give a  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation  
Each tire, including the spare (if  
provided), should be checked  
monthly when cold and inflated to  
the inflation pressure recommended  
by the vehicle manufacturer on the  
vehicle placard or tire inflation  
pressure label.  
As an added safety feature, your  
vehicle has been equipped with a tire  
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)  
that illuminates a low tire pressure  
telltale  
Driving on a significantly under-  
inflated tire causes the tire to  
overheat and can lead to tire failure.  
Under-inflation also reduces fuel  
efficiency and tire tread life, and may  
affect the vehicle’s handling and  
stopping ability.  
(If your vehicle has tires of a  
different size than the size indicated  
on the vehicle placard or tire  
inflation pressure label, you should  
determine the proper tire inflation  
pressure for those tires.)  
when one or more of your tires is  
significantly under-inflated.  
Please note that the TPMS is not a  
substitute for proper tire  
maintenance, and it is the driver’s  
responsibility to maintain correct tire  
pressure, even if under-inflation has  
not reached the level to trigger  
illumination of the TPMS low tire  
pressure telltale.  
Accordingly, when the low tire  
pressure telltale illuminates, you  
should stop and check your tires as  
soon as possible, and inflate them to  
the proper pressure.  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation  
Your vehicle has also been equipped  
with a TPMS malfunction indicator  
to indicate when the system is not  
operating properly. The TPMS  
malfunction indicator is provided by  
a separate telltale, which displays the  
symbol ‘‘TPMS’’ when illuminated.  
Always check the TPMS malfunction  
telltale after replacing one or more  
tires or wheels on your vehicle to  
ensure that the replacement or  
alternate tires and wheels allow the  
TPMS to continue to function  
properly.  
When the malfunction indicator is  
illuminated,  
the system may not be able to detect  
or signal low tire pressure as  
intended.  
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a  
variety of reasons, including the  
installation of replacement or  
alternate tires or wheels on the  
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from  
functioning properly.  
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Emissions Controls  
The burning of gasoline in your  
vehicle’s engine produces several by-  
products. Some of these are carbon  
monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen  
(NOx), and hydrocarbons (HC).  
Gasoline evaporating from the tank  
also produces hydrocarbons. Con-  
trolling the production of NOx, CO,  
and HC is important to the environ-  
ment. Under certain conditions of  
sunlight and climate, NOx and HC  
react to form photochemical ‘‘smog.’’  
Carbon monoxide does not contri-  
bute to smog creation, but it is a  
poisonous gas.  
The Clean Air Act  
intake manifold. They are then  
The United States Clean Air Act*  
sets standards for automobile  
emissions. It also requires that  
automobile manufacturers explain to  
owners how their emissions controls  
work and what to do to maintain  
them. This section summarizes how  
the emissions controls work.  
drawn into the engine and burned.  
Evaporative Emissions Control  
System  
As gasoline evaporates in the fuel  
tank, an evaporative emissions  
control canister filled with charcoal  
adsorbs the vapor. It is stored in this  
canister while the engine is off. After  
the engine is started and warmed up,  
the vapor is drawn into the engine  
and burned during driving.  
In Canada, Honda vehicles comply  
with the Canadian emission  
requirements, as specified in an  
agreement with Environment  
Canada, at the time they are  
manufactured.  
Onboard Refueling Vapor  
Recovery  
The onboard refueling vapor  
recovery (ORVR) system captures  
the fuel vapors during refueling. The  
vapors are adsorbed in a canister  
filled with activated carbon. While  
driving, the fuel vapors are drawn  
into the engine and burned off.  
Crankcase Emissions Control  
System  
Your vehicle has a positive  
crankcase ventilation system. This  
keeps gasses that build up in the  
engine’s crankcase from going into  
the atmosphere. The positive  
crankcase ventilation valve routes  
them from the crankcase back to the  
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Emissions Controls  
Exhaust Emissions Controls  
The exhaust emissions controls  
include three systems: PGM-FI,  
ignition timing control, and three  
way catalytic converter. These three  
systems work together to control the  
engine’s combustion and minimize  
the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that  
comes out the tailpipe. The exhaust  
emissions control systems are  
separate from the crankcase and  
evaporative emissions control  
systems.  
PGM-FI System  
The PGM-FI system uses sequential  
multiport fuel injection.  
Three Way Catalytic Converter  
The three way catalytic converter is  
in the exhaust system. Through  
chemical reactions, it converts HC,  
CO, and NOx in the engine’s exhaust  
It has three subsystems: air intake,  
engine control, and fuel control. The  
powertrain control module (PCM)  
uses various sensors to determine  
how much air is going into the  
engine. It then controls how much  
fuel to inject under all operating  
conditions.  
2
to carbon dioxide (CO ), nitrogen  
2
(N ), and water vapor.  
Replacement Parts  
The emissions control systems are  
designed and certified to work to-  
gether in reducing emissions to  
levels that comply with the Clean Air  
Act. To make sure the emissions  
remain low, you should use only new  
Honda replacement parts or their  
equivalent for repairs. Using lower  
quality parts may increase the  
emissions from your vehicle.  
Ignition Timing Control System  
This system constantly adjusts the  
ignition timing, reducing the amount  
of HC, CO, and NOx produced.  
The emissions control systems are  
covered by warranties separate from  
the rest of your vehicle. Read your  
warranty manual for more informa-  
tion.  
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Three Way Catalytic Converter  
The three way catalytic converter  
contains precious metals that serve  
as catalysts, promoting chemical  
reactions to convert the exhaust  
gasses without affecting the metals.  
The catalytic converter is referred to  
as a three-way catalyst, since it acts  
on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement  
unit must be an original Honda part  
or its equivalent.  
Keep the engine well maintained.  
THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS  
Have your vehicle diagnosed and  
repaired if it is misfiring, back-  
firing, stalling, or otherwise not  
running properly.  
The three way catalytic converter  
must operate at a high temperature  
for the chemical reactions to take  
place. It can set on fire any  
combustible materials that come  
near it. Park your vehicle away from  
high grass, dry leaves, or other  
flammables.  
A defective three way catalytic  
converter contributes to air pollution,  
and can impair your engine’s per-  
formance. Follow these guidelines to  
protect your vehicle’s three way  
catalytic converter.  
Always use unleaded gasoline.  
Even a small amount of leaded  
gasoline can contaminate the  
catalyst metals, making the three  
way catalytic converter ineffective.  
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Emissions Testing  
Testing of Readiness Codes  
If you take your vehicle for an  
emissions test shortly after the  
battery has been disconnected or  
gone dead, it may not pass the test.  
This is because of certain ‘‘readiness  
codes’’ that must be set in the on-  
board diagnostics for the emissions  
systems. These codes are erased  
when the battery is disconnected,  
and set again only after several days  
of driving under a variety of  
If the testing facility determines that  
the readiness codes are not set, you  
will be requested to return at a later  
date to complete the test. If you must  
get the vehicle retested within the  
next two or three days, you can  
condition the vehicle for retesting by  
doing the following.  
4. Without touching the accelerator  
pedal, start the engine, and let it  
idle for 20 seconds.  
5.  
Keep the vehicle in Park. Increase  
the engine speed to 2,000 rpm, and  
hold it there until the temperature  
gauge rises to at least 1/4 of the  
scale (about 3 minutes).  
1. Make sure the gas tank is nearly,  
but not completely, full (around  
3/4).  
6. Without touching the accelerator  
pedal, let the engine idle for 20  
seconds.  
conditions.  
2. Make sure the vehicle has been  
parked with the engine off for 6  
hours or more.  
3. Make sure the ambient  
temperature is between 40° and  
95°F (4° and 35°C).  
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