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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ When Driving

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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