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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Safety When Performing Maintenance

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Safety When Performing Maintenance  
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.  
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.  
Maintenance Safety  
To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames  
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.  
Always follow the inspection and  
Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.  
u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them causing a fire.  
To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not  
Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or  
compressed air.  
maintenance recommendations according  
to the schedules in this owner's manual.  
Failure to properly follow maintenance  
instructions and precautions can cause you  
to be seriously hurt or killed.  
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.  
u Operate the engine only when there is sufficient ventilation.  
Always follow the procedures and  
precautions in this owner's manual.  
Vehicle Safety  
The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.  
u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and  
the engine is off.  
Be aware that hot parts can burn you.  
u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before  
touching vehicle parts.  
Be aware that moving parts can injure you.  
u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away  
from moving parts.