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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Safety When Performing Maintenance

uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety When Performing Maintenance  
1Safety When Performing Maintenance  
Safety When Performing Maintenance  
Some of the most important safety precautions are given here.  
However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in  
performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether you should perform a given  
Improperly maintaining this vehicle or  
failing to correct a problem before driving  
can cause a crash in which you can be  
seriously hurt or killed.  
Maintenance Safety  
To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames  
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.  
Always follow the inspection and  
maintenance recommendations and  
schedules in this owner’s manual/Service  
Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the bonnet.  
u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them, causing a fire.  
To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not petrol.  
Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or  
compressed air.  
Failure to properly follow maintenance  
instructions and precautions can cause you  
to be seriously hurt or killed.  
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.  
u Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.  
Always follow the procedures and  
precautions in this owner’s manual.