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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Precautions While Driving

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Precautions While Driving  
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Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle  
CAUTION: Do not drive on the road where water is  
deep. Driving through deep water will cause damage  
to the engine and electrical equipment and the  
vehicle will break down.  
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.  
To prevent rollovers or loss of control:  
Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger vehicle.  
Avoid sharp turns and abrupt manoeuvres whenever possible.  
Do not modify your vehicle in any way that you would raise the centre of gravity.  
Do not carry heavy luggage on the roof.  
NOTICE  
Do not operate the shift lever while pressing the  
accelerator pedal. You could damage the  
transmission.  
In a Fog  
NOTICE  
Visibility becomes low when it is foggy. When you drive, turn on the low beam  
headlights even during the daytime. Slow down, using the road line in the centre,  
guard rails, and the taillights of the vehicle ahead of you as your driving guide.  
If you repeatedly turn the steering wheel at an  
extremely low speed, or hold the steering wheel in  
the full left or right position for a while, the electric  
power steering (EPS) system heats up. The system  
goes into a protective mode, and limits its  
performance. The steering wheel becomes harder  
and harder to operate. Once the system cools down,  
the EPS system is restored.  
In a Strong Wind  
If a strong side wind drifts your vehicle while driving, hold the steering wheel tight.  
Slowly decelerate your vehicle and keep your vehicle in the middle of the road. Be  
careful with wind gusts especially when your vehicle is exiting a tunnel, driving on a  
bridge or river bank, and driving through an open area like a quarry, and when a  
large lorry is passing by.  
Repeated operation under these conditions can  
eventually damage the system.  
If the ignition switch is turned to ACCESSORY (q*1  
while driving, the engine will shut down and all  
steering and brake power assist functions will stop,  
making it difficult to control the vehicle.  
Do not put the shift lever in (N, as you will lose  
engine braking (and acceleration) performance.  
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1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE  
START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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In Rain  
During the first 1,000 km (625 miles) of operation,  
avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so  
as not to damage the engine or powertrain.  
The road is slippery when raining. Avoid hard braking, rapid acceleration, and  
abrupt steering and be more cautious when driving. It is likely to experience  
hydroplaning phenomenon if you are driving on a rutted road with puddles. Do not  
driving in deep water and on flooded roads. This can damage the engine or  
driveline, or cause electrical component failure.  
Avoid hard braking for the first 300 km (200 miles).  
You should also follow this when the brake pads are  
replaced.  
Other Precautions  
1Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle  
If there is a strong impact with something under the vehicle, stop in a safe location.  
Check the underside of the vehicle for damage or any fluid leaks.  
Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result  
in a crash or a rollover.  
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1In Rain  
Be careful when hydroplaning phenomenon occurs.  
When you drive on a road covered with water at  
excessive speed, a layer of water builds between the  
tyres and the road surface. If this occurs, the vehicle  
cannot respond to control inputs such as steering,  
and braking.  
Slowly decelerate when you shift down. If the road is  
slippery, sudden engine braking can cause the tyres  
to skid.  
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