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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Refueling

Fuel Information  
Fuel recommendation  
1Fuel Information  
Unleaded gasoline, pump octane number 87 or higher  
We recommend quality gasoline containing  
detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and  
engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain  
good performance, fuel economy, and emissions  
control, we strongly recommend the use of gasoline  
that does NOT contain harmful manganese-based  
fuel additives such as MMT, if such gasoline is  
Use of lower octane gasoline can cause a persistent, heavy metallic knocking noise  
that can lead to engine damage.  
Top tier detergent gasoline  
Because the level of detergency and additives in gasoline vary in the market, Honda  
endorses the use of “TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” where available to help  
maintain the performance and reliability of your vehicle. TOP TIER Detergent  
Gasoline meets a new gasoline standard jointly established by leading automotive  
manufacturers to meet the needs of today’s advanced engines.  
Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely  
affect performance, and cause the malfunction  
indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on.  
If this happens, contact a dealer for service.  
Qualifying gasoline retailers will, in most cases, identify their gasoline as having met  
“TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline” standards at the retail location. This fuel is  
guaranteed to contain the proper level of detergent additives and be free of metallic  
additives. The proper level of detergent additives, and absence of harmful metallic  
additives in gasoline, help avoid build-up of deposits in your engine and emission  
control system.  
Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such  
as ethanol. Your vehicle is designed to operate on  
oxygenated gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol  
by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol.  
If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try  
another service station or switch to another brand of  
For further important fuel-related information for your vehicle, or on information on  
gasoline that does not contain MMT, visit In Canada, visit for additional information on gasoline. For more information on top  
tier gasoline, visit  
uuRefuelinguHow to Refuel  
Fuel tank capacity: 15.3 US gal (58 liters)  
1How to Refuel  
How to Refuel  
1. Stop your vehicle with the service station  
pump on the left side of the vehicle in the  
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive.  
You can be burned or seriously injured  
when handling fuel.  
2. Turn off the engine.  
3. Pull on the fuel fill door release handle  
under the lower left corner of the  
Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks,  
and flame away.  
Handle fuel only outdoors.  
Wipe up spills immediately.  
u The fuel fill door opens.  
uuRefuelinguHow to Refuel  
4. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. If you hear a  
release of air, wait until this stops, then turn  
the knob slowly to open the fuel fill cap.  
1How to Refuel  
The filler nozzle automatically stops to leave space in  
the fuel tank so that fuel does not overflow as a result  
of changes in air temperature.  
If the filler nozzle keeps turning off when the tank is  
not full, there may be a problem with the pump's fuel  
vapor recovery system. Try filling at another pump. If  
this does not fix the problem, consult a dealer.  
5. Place the fuel fill cap in the holder.  
6. Insert the fuel filler nozzle fully.  
u When the tank is full, the filler nozzle will  
click off automatically. This leaves space  
in the fuel tank in case the fuel expands  
with a change in the temperature.  
7. After filling, replace the fuel fill cap,  
tightening it until you hear it click at least  
Do not continue to add fuel after the filler nozzle has  
automatically stopped. Additional fuel can exceed  
the full tank capacity.  
u Shut the fuel fill door by hand.