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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System  
VSA is turned on every time you  
start the engine, even if you turned it  
off the last time you drove the  
vehicle.  
VSA OFF Switch  
VSA and Tire Sizes  
Driving with varying tire or wheel  
sizes may cause the VSA to  
VSA OFF SWITCH  
malfunction. When replacing tires,  
make sure they are the same size  
and type as your original tires (see  
In certain unusual conditions when  
your vehicle gets stuck in shallow  
mud or fresh snow, it may be easier  
to free it with the VSA temporarily  
switched off. When the VSA system  
is off, the traction control system is  
also off. You should only attempt to  
free your vehicle with the VSA off if  
you are not able to free it when the  
VSA is on.  
page  
374  
).  
If you install winter tires, make sure  
they are the same size as those that  
were originally supplied with your  
vehicle. Exercise the same caution  
during winter driving as you would if  
your vehicle was not equipped with  
VSA.  
This switch is under the driver’s side  
vent. To turn the VSA system on and  
off, press and hold it until you hear a  
beep.  
Immediately after freeing your  
vehicle, be sure to switch the VSA on  
again. We do not recommend driving  
your vehicle with the VSA and  
When VSA is off, the VSA off  
indicator comes on as a reminder.  
Press and hold the switch again. It  
turns the system back on.  
traction control systems switched off.  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)  
Your vehicle is equipped with a tire  
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)  
Low Tire Pressure  
Indicator  
Driving on a significantly under  
inflated tire causes the tire to  
overheat and can lead to tire failure.  
Underinflation also reduces fuel  
efficiency and tire tread life, and may  
affect the vehicle’s handling and  
stopping ability.  
that turns on every time you start the When the low tire pressure indicator  
engine and monitors the pressure in  
your tires while driving.  
is on, one or more of your tires is  
significantly underinflated. You  
should stop and check your tires as  
soon as possible, and inflate them to  
the proper pressure as indicated on  
the vehicle’s tire information placard. Because tire pressure varies by  
temperature and other conditions,  
If you think you can safely drive a  
short distance to a service station,  
proceed slowly, and inflate the tire to  
the recommended pressure shown  
on the driver’s doorjamb.  
Each tire has its own pressure  
sensor (not including the spare tire).  
If the air pressure of a tire becomes  
significantly low while driving, the  
sensor in that tire immediately sends  
a signal that causes the low tire  
pressure indicator to come on.  
the low tire pressure indicator may  
come on unexpectedly.  
If the tire is flat, or if the tire  
pressure is too low to continue  
driving, replace the tire with the  
compact spare tire (see page 382 ).  
If you cannot make the low tire  
pressure indicator go out after  
inflating the tires to the specified  
values, have your dealer check the  
system as soon as possible.  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)  
For example, if you check and fill  
your tires in a warm area, then drive  
in extremely cold weather, the tire  
pressure will be lower than  
information label and in the owner’s  
manual (see page ).  
When you restart the vehicle with  
the compact spare tire, the TPMS  
indicator may also come on and stay  
on after driving several miles  
(kilometers).  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring  
System (TPMS) Indicator  
This indicator comes on and stays on  
if there is a problem with the tire  
pressure monitoring system.  
measured and could be underinflated  
and cause the low tire pressure  
indicator to come on. Or, if you  
check and adjust your tire pressure  
in cooler conditions, and drive into  
extremely hot conditions, the tire  
may become overinflated. However,  
the low tire pressure indicator will  
not come on if the tires are  
If this happens, the system will shut  
off and no longer monitor tire  
pressures. Have the system checked  
by your dealer as soon as possible.  
overinflated.  
If the low tire pressure indicator or  
TPMS indicator comes on, the VSA  
system automatically turns on even if  
the VSA system is turned off by  
pressing the VSA OFF switch (see  
page 325 ). If this happens, you  
Refer to page 370 for tire inflation  
guidelines.  
Although your tire pressure is  
monitored, you must manually check  
the tire pressures monthly.  
cannot turn the VSA system off by  
pressing the VSA OFF switch again.  
Each tire, including the spare, should  
be checked monthly when cold, and  
set to the recommended inflation  
pressure as specified on the tire  
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)  
Changing a Tire with TPMS  
If you have a flat tire, the low tire  
pressure indicator will come on.  
Replace the flat tire with the  
The low tire pressure indicator or  
As required by the FCC:  
the TPMS indicator will go off, after  
several miles (kilometers) driving,  
when you replace the spare tire with  
the specified regular tire equipped  
This device complies with Part 15 of the  
FCC rules. Operation is subject to the  
following two conditions: (1) This device  
may not cause harmful interference, and  
compact spare tire (see page 382 ).  
with the tire pressure monitor sensor. (2) this device must accept any  
Each wheel (except the compact  
spare tire wheel) is equipped with a  
tire pressure sensor. You must use  
TPMS specific wheels. It is  
recommended that you always have  
your tires serviced by your dealer or  
qualified technician.  
interference received, including  
Never use a puncture-repairing agent  
in a flat tire. If used, you will have to  
replace the tire pressure sensor.  
Have the flat tire repaired by your  
dealer as soon as possible.  
interference that may cause undesired  
operation.  
Changes or modifications not expressly  
approved by the party responsible for  
compliance could void the user’s  
authority to operate the equipment.  
After you replace the flat tire with  
the compact spare tire, the low tire  
pressure indicator stays on. This is  
normal; the system is not monitoring  
the spare tire pressure. Manually  
check the spare tire pressure to be  
sure it is correct. After several miles  
(kilometers) driving with the  
This device complies with Industry  
Canada Standard RSS-210.  
Operation is subject to the following two  
conditions: (1) this device may not cause  
interference, and (2) this device must  
accept any interference that may cause  
undesired operation of the device.  
compact spare tire, the TPMS  
indicator comes on and the low tire  
pressure indicator goes off.  
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