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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Immobilizer System

Security System  
Immobilizer System  
The immobilizer system prevents a key that has not been pre-registered from  
starting the engine. Each key contains electronic transmitters that use electronic  
signals to verify the key.  
1Immobilizer System  
Leaving the ignition key in the vehicle can result in  
theft or accidental movement of the vehicle. Always  
take the ignition key with you whenever you leave  
the vehicle unattended.  
Pay attention to the following when inserting the key into the ignition switch or  
pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button*:  
Do not allow objects that emit strong radio waves near the ignition switch*1.  
Make sure the key is not covered by or touching a metal object.  
Do not bring a key from another vehicle’s immobilizer system near the ignition  
switch or keyless remote.  
If the system repeatedly does not recognize the  
coding of your key, contact your dealer. If you have  
lost your key and cannot start your engine, contact a  
Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.  
Doing so may damage the system and make your  
vehicle inoperable.  
Security System Alarm*  
The security system alarm activates when the tailgate, bonnet, or doors are opened  
without the remote transmitter or keyless remote. It also activates if you unlock the  
door with the key.  
1Security System Alarm*  
The security alarm continues for 30 seconds, then the  
system resets. If the cause of the alarm continues,  
alarming will repeat several times at about 5 second  
When the security system alarm activates  
The horn sounds intermittently, and some exterior lights flash.  
To deactivate the security system alarm  
Unlock the vehicle using the remote transmitter, keyless access system, or the  
ignition switch is turned to ON (w*1. The system, along with the horn and flashing  
lights, is deactivated.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models