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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Engine Does Not Start

Engine Does Not Start  
Checking the Engine  
If the engine does not start, check the starter.  
1Checking the Engine  
If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an  
assisting vehicle to jump start it.  
2 Jump Starting P. 625  
Starter condition  
Checklist  
Models with keyless access system  
Starter doesn’t turn or turns  
over slowly.  
The battery may be dead. Check  
each of the items on the right and  
respond accordingly.  
Check for a message on the multi-information display.  
If  
appears  
2 If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak P. 623  
uMake sure the keyless remote is in its operating range.  
2 ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range P. 185  
Check the brightness of the interior lights.  
Turn on the interior lights and check the brightness.  
If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all  
2 Battery P. 585  
If the interior lights come on normally 2 Fuses P. 639  
The starter turns over normally Review the engine start procedure.  
but the engine doesn’t start.  
There may be a problem with the  
fuses. Check each of the items on  
the right and respond accordingly.  
Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again. 2 Starting the Engine P. 397, 400  
Check the immobilizer system indicator.  
When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 176  
Check the fuel level.  
There should be enough fuel in the tank. 2 Fuel Gauge P. 128  
Check the fuses.  
Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer. 2 Inspecting and Changing Fuses P. 646  
If the problem continues:  
2 Emergency Towing P. 647  
Continued  
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uuEngine Does Not StartuChecking the Engine  
Starter condition  
Checklist  
Diesel models  
The starter turns over normally  
but the engine doesn’t start.  
There may be a problem with the  
fuses. Check each of the items on  
the right and respond accordingly.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer. If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on, or  
PGM-FI appears on the multi-information display under the following circumstances:  
The fuel tank has been run dry.  
2 Display Warning and Information Messages P. 122  
Diesel models  
Have the fuel filter checked to drain off water.  
appears on the multi-information display.  
2 Draining Water P. 121  
2 Display Warning and Information Messages P. 121  
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uuEngine Does Not StartuIf the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak  
Models with keyless access system  
If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak  
If the beeper sounds,  
appears on the multi-information display, the indicator on  
the ENGINE START/STOP button flashes, and the engine won’t start. Start the  
engine as follows.  
1. Touch the centre of the ENGINE START/  
STOP button with the H logo on the keyless  
remote while the indicator on the ENGINE  
START/STOP button is flashing. The  
buttons on the keyless remote should be  
facing you.  
ENGINE  
START  
STOP  
u The indicator flashes for about 30  
seconds.  
2. Depress the brake pedal (automatic  
transmission) or clutch pedal (manual  
transmission) and press the ENGINE  
START/STOP button within 10 seconds  
after the beeper sounds and the indicator  
stays on.  
ENGINE  
START  
STOP  
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode  
will change to ACCESSORY.  
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uuEngine Does Not StartuEmergency Engine Stop  
Models with keyless access system  
Emergency Engine Stop  
1Emergency Engine Stop  
If you cannot stop the engine by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button, do  
either of the following operations:  
Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for about two seconds.  
Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice.  
Do not press the button while driving unless it is  
absolutely necessary for the engine to be switched  
off.  
The steering wheel will not lock.  
9-speed automatic transmission models  
The gear position automatically changes to (P after the vehicle comes to a complete  
stop. Then, the power mode changes to VEHICLE OFF.  
5-speed automatic transmission models  
The power mode is in ACCESSORY when the engine is stopped.  
To change the mode to VEHICLE OFF, move the shift lever to (P after the vehicle  
comes to a complete stop. Then press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice  
without depressing the brake pedal.  
Manual transmission models  
The vehicle comes to a complete stop. After press the ENGINE START/STOP button  
three times without depressing the clutch pedal.  
u The steering wheel will lock.  
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