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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Your Vehicle’s Safety Features

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Your Vehicle’s Safety Features  
Your vehicle is equipped with many  
features that work together to  
protect you and your passengers  
during a crash.  
Some features do not require any  
action on your part. These include a  
strong steel framework that forms a  
safety cage around the passenger  
compartment, front and rear crush  
zones, a collapsible steering column,  
and tensioners that tighten the front  
seat belts in a crash.  
However, you and your passengers  
can’t take full advantage of these  
features unless you remain sitting in  
the correct position and always wear  
your seat belts. In fact, some safety  
features can contribute to injuries if  
they are not used properly.  
(8) (6)  
(1) Safety Cage  
(2) Crush Zones  
(3) Seats and Seat-Backs  
(4) Head Restraints  
(5) Collapsible Steering Column  
(6) Seat Belts  
(7) Front Airbags  
(8) Side Airbags  
The following pages explain how you  
can take an active role in protecting  
yourself and your passengers.  
(9) Side Curtain Airbags  
(10) Door Locks  
(11) Front Seat Belt Tensioners  
(12) Seat Belt Buckle Tensioners  
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Your Vehicle’s Safety Features  
Seat Belts  
Help keep you from being thrown  
against the inside of the vehicle  
and against other occupants.  
Your vehicle is equipped with seat  
belts in all seating positions.  
Not wearing a seat belt properly  
increases the chance of serious  
injury or death in a crash, even  
though your vehicle has airbags.  
Your seat belt system also includes  
an indicator on the instrument panel  
and a beeper to remind you and your  
passengers to fasten your seat belts.  
Keep you from being thrown out  
of the vehicle.  
Be sure you and your  
passengers always wear seat  
belts and wear them properly.  
Help keep you in a good position  
should the airbags ever deploy. A  
good position reduces the risk of  
injury from an inflating airbag and  
allows you to get the best  
Why Wear Seat Belts  
Seat belts are the single most  
effective safety device for adults and  
larger children. (Infants and smaller  
children must be properly restrained  
in child seats.)  
When properly worn, seat belts:  
advantage from the airbag.  
Keep you connected to the vehicle  
so you can take advantage of the  
vehicle’s built-in safety features.  
Of course, seat belts cannot  
completely protect you in every  
crash. But in most cases, seat belts  
can reduce your risk of serious  
Not wearing a seat belt properly  
increases the chance of serious  
injury or death in a crash, even  
though your vehicle has airbags.  
Help protect you in almost every  
type of crash, including:  
frontal impacts  
side impacts  
rear impacts  
What You Should Do:  
In addition, most states and all  
Canadian provinces and territories  
require you to wear seat belts.  
Always wear your seat belt, and  
make sure you wear it properly.  
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Your Vehicle’s Safety Features  
Your vehicle has a supplemental  
restraint system (SRS) with front  
airbags to help protect the heads and  
chests of the driver and a front seat  
passenger during a moderate to  
severe frontal collision (see page  
Your vehicle also has side airbags to  
help protect the upper torso of the  
driver or a front seat passenger  
during a moderate to severe side  
impact (see page 29 for more  
In addition, your vehicle has side  
curtain airbags to help protect the  
heads of the driver, front passenger,  
and passengers in the outer rear  
seating positions during a moderate  
information on how your side airbags to severe side impact or rollover (see  
26 for more information on how  
your front airbags work).  
page 31 for more information on how  
your side curtain airbags work).  
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Your Vehicle’s Safety Features  
The most important things you need  
to know about your airbags are:  
What you should do: Always wear  
your seat belt properly, and sit  
upright and as far back from the  
steering wheel as possible while  
allowing full control of the vehicle. A  
front passenger should move their  
seat as far back from the dashboard  
as possible.  
The rest of this section gives more  
detailed information about how you  
can maximize your safety.  
Airbags do not replace seat belts.  
They are designed to supplement  
the seat belts.  
Remember, however, that no safety  
system can prevent all injuries or  
deaths that can occur in a severe  
crash, even when seat belts are  
properly worn and the airbags deploy.  
Airbags offer no protection in rear  
collisions, or minor frontal or side  
Airbags can pose serious hazards.  
To do their job, airbags must  
inflate with tremendous force. So  
while airbags help save lives, they  
can cause minor injuries or more  
serious or even fatal injuries if  
occupants are not properly  
restrained or sitting properly.