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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

uuOverheatinguHow to Handle Overheating  
Next thing to do  
1How to Handle Overheating  
1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and  
stop the engine once the temperature  
gauge needle comes down.  
u If the cooling fan is not operating,  
immediately stop the engine.  
Reserve Tank  
Removing the reserve tank cap while the  
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray  
out, seriously scalding you.  
2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect  
the coolant level, and check the cooling  
system components for leaks.  
u If the coolant level in the reserve tank is  
low, or no coolant in the tank, check that  
the radiator is cool. Cover the reserve  
tank cap with a heavy cloth and open the  
cap. Add coolant until it reaches the  
MAX mark and put the cap back on.  
Always let the engine and radiator cool  
down before removing the reserve tank  
If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs.  
Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only.  
Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze  
as soon as possible.  
Last thing to do  
Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it, and check the temperature  
If the temperature gauge needle has gone down, resume driving. If it has not gone  
down, contact a dealer for repairs.