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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Starting the Engine (Models with smart entry system)

uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
Models with smart entry system  
Starting the Engine  
1Starting the Engine  
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.  
Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when  
starting the engine.  
The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in  
thinner air found at altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,400  
meters).  
When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all  
electrical accessories such as the lights, climate  
control system, and rear defogger in order to reduce  
battery drain.  
2. Check that the shift lever is in (P, then  
depress the brake pedal.  
u Although it is possible to start the vehicle  
If you live in a region where winter is extremely cold,  
an engine block heater will improve starting and  
warming of the engine. If temperatures consistently  
below −22°F (−30°C) are expected, the coolant  
mixture should be changed to a higher concentration  
to prevent freezing. Consult a dealer for details.  
in (N, it is safer to start it in (P  
.
Brake Pedal  
If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can  
smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with  
the engine or exhaust system.  
The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from  
theft.  
If an improperly coded device is used, the engine’s  
fuel system is disabled.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 147  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button  
1Starting the Engine  
without depressing the accelerator pedal.  
Bring the smart entry remote close to the ENGINE  
START/STOP button if the battery in the smart entry  
remote is weak.  
2 If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak  
P. 492  
The engine may not start if the smart entry remote is  
subjected to strong radio waves.  
Do not hold the ENGINE START/STOP button to  
start the engine.  
If the engine does not start, wait at least 10 seconds  
before trying again.  
Continued  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
Stopping the Engine  
You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped.  
1. Shift to (P  
.
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button.  
Starting to Drive  
1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that  
the parking brake indicator has gone off.  
2 Parking Brake P. 405  
2. Put the shift lever in (D. Select (R when reversing.  
3. Gradually release the brake pedal and gently depress the accelerator pedal to pull  
away.  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
Hill start assist system  
1Hill start assist system  
Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help prevent the vehicle from  
rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.  
Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from  
rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and  
does not operate on small inclines.  
Move the shift lever to (D  
downhill, then release the brake pedal.  
,
(S, or (L when facing uphill, or (R when facing  
Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking  
brake.  
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