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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Starting the Engine (Models without smart entry system)

When Driving  
Models without 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, heating and  
cooling system*/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  
Brake Pedal  
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  
.
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.  
3. Turn the ignition switch to START (e  
without depressing the accelerator pedal.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
1Starting the Engine  
Starting to Drive  
Do not hold the key in START (e for more than 15  
seconds.  
1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, release the parking brake. Check that  
the parking brake indicator has gone off.  
If the engine does not start right away, wait for at  
least 10 seconds before trying again.  
If the engine starts, but then immediately stops,  
wait at least 10 seconds before repeating step 3  
while gently depressing the accelerator pedal.  
Release the accelerator pedal once the engine  
starts.  
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.  
Hill 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.  
theft. If an improperly coded key (or other device) is  
used, the engine's fuel system is disabled.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 147  
Move the shift lever to (D or (S when facing uphill, or (R when facing downhill,  
then release the brake pedal.  
1Hill start assist system  
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.  
Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking  
brake.  
Hill start assist will operate even when VSA® is  
switched off.  
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