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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ When Driving

When Driving  
Models without keyless access system  
Starting the Engine  
1Starting the Engine  
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.  
u The parking brake and brake system  
indicator (red) comes on for 15 seconds  
when you pull up the electric parking  
brake switch.  
Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when  
starting the engine.  
The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in  
thinner air found at altitudes above 2,400 metres  
(8,000 feet).  
u The parking brake must be applied to  
start the engine.  
When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all  
electrical accessories such as the lights, climate  
control system, and rear demister in order to reduce  
battery drain.  
Electric Parking  
Brake Switch  
Continuously variable transmission models  
2. Check that the shift lever is in (P, then  
depress the brake pedal.  
u Although it is possible to start the vehicle  
in (N with the parking brake applied, it is  
safer to start it in (P.  
Brake Pedal  
If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can  
smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with  
the engine or exhaust system.  
Manual transmission models  
If the vehicle stalls on a slope, the electric parking  
brake system may automatically engage. If it does  
not, engage it manually, then start the engine again.  
Manual transmission models  
Clutch Pedal  
2. Check that the shift lever is in (N. Then  
depress the brake pedal with your right  
foot, and the clutch pedal with your left  
foot.  
u The clutch pedal must be fully depressed  
to start the engine.  
Brake Pedal  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
All models  
1Starting the Engine  
3. Turn the ignition switch to START (e  
without depressing the accelerator pedal.  
Do not hold the key in START (e for more than 10  
seconds.  
If the engine does not start right away, wait for at  
least 30 seconds before trying again.  
If the engine starts, but then immediately stops,  
wait at least 30 seconds before repeating step 3  
while gently depressing the accelerator pedal.  
Release the accelerator pedal once the engine  
starts.  
The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from  
theft. If an improperly coded device is used, the  
engine’s fuel system is disabled.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 204  
Continued  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
1Starting to Drive  
Starting to Drive  
Manual transmission models  
Continuously variable transmission models  
If the engine stalls, fully depress the clutch pedal  
within three seconds. The engine may automatically  
restart under certain conditions. Otherwise, follow  
the standard procedure.  
1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, put the shift lever in (D. Select (R  
when reversing.  
2. With the parking brake applied, release the brake pedal and gently depress the  
accelerator pedal.  
2 Starting the Engine P. 514  
u Make sure the parking brake and brake system indicator (red) goes off.  
2 Parking Brake P. 629  
You can also release the parking brake by pressing  
the electric parking brake switch while depressing the  
your vehicle more smoothly by manually releasing it  
with the electric parking brake switch than by  
releasing it with the accelerator pedal.  
Hill start assist system  
1Hill start assist system  
Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help to prevent the vehicle from  
rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.  
Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from  
rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and  
will not operate on small inclines.  
Continuously variable transmission models  
Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking  
brake.  
Move the shift lever to (D or (S when facing uphill, or (R when facing downhill,  
then release the brake pedal.  
Manual transmission models  
Hill start assist will operate even when VSA is  
switched off.  
Depress the clutch pedal, and shift to one of the forward gears when facing uphill,  
or (R when facing downhill, then release the brake pedal.  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
Models with keyless access system  
Starting the Engine  
1Starting the Engine  
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.  
u The parking brake and brake system  
indicator (red) comes on for 15 seconds  
when you pull up the electric parking  
brake switch.  
Keep your foot firmly on the brake pedal when  
starting the engine.  
The engine is harder to start in cold weather and in  
thinner air found at altitudes above 2,400 metres  
(8,000 feet).  
u The parking brake must be applied to  
start the engine.  
When starting the engine in cold weather, turn off all  
electrical accessories such as the lights, climate  
control system, and rear demister in order to reduce  
battery drain.  
Electric Parking  
Brake Switch  
Continuously variable transmission models  
2. Check that the transmission is in (P, then  
depress the brake pedal.  
u Although it is possible to start the vehicle  
in (N with the parking brake applied, it is  
safer to start it in (P.  
Brake Pedal  
If the exhaust system sounds abnormal or you can  
smell exhaust gas inside the vehicle, have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer. There may be a problem with  
the engine or exhaust system.  
Bring the keyless remote close to the ENGINE  
START/STOP button if the battery in the keyless  
remote is weak.  
2 If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak  
P. 744  
Manual transmission models  
Clutch Pedal  
2. Check that the shift lever is in (N. Then  
depress the brake pedal with your right  
foot, and the clutch pedal with your left  
foot.  
u The clutch pedal must be fully depressed  
to start the engine.  
The engine may not start if the keyless remote is  
subjected to strong radio waves.  
Manual transmission models  
If the vehicle stalls on a slope, the electric parking  
brake system may automatically engage. If it does  
not, engage it manually, then start the engine again.  
Brake Pedal  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
All models  
1Starting the Engine  
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button  
without depressing the accelerator pedal.  
Do not hold the ENGINE START/STOP button to  
start the engine.  
If the engine does not start, wait at least 30 seconds  
before trying again.  
The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from  
theft. If an improperly coded device is used, the  
engine’s fuel system is disabled.  
2 Immobilizer System P. 204  
Stopping the Engine  
You can turn the engine off when the vehicle is completely stopped.  
Continuously variable transmission models  
1. Put the transmission into (P.  
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button.  
Manual transmission models  
If the shift lever is in (N, press the ENGINE START/STOP button.  
If the shift lever is in any gear other than (N, depress the clutch pedal, then press  
the ENGINE START/STOP button.  
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uuWhen DrivinguStarting the Engine  
1Starting to Drive  
Starting to Drive  
Manual transmission models  
Continuously variable transmission models  
If the engine stalls, fully depress the clutch pedal  
within three seconds. The engine may automatically  
restart under certain conditions. Otherwise, follow  
the standard procedure.  
1. Keeping your right foot on the brake pedal, put the shift lever in (D. Select (R  
when reversing.  
2. With the parking brake is applied, release the brake pedal and gently depress the  
accelerator pedal.  
2 Starting the Engine P. 517  
u Make sure the parking brake and brake system indicator (red) goes off.  
2 Parking Brake P. 629  
You can also release the parking brake by pressing  
the electric parking brake switch while depressing the  
your vehicle more smoothly by manually releasing it  
with the electric parking brake switch than by  
releasing it with the accelerator pedal.  
Hill start assist system  
1Hill start assist system  
Hill start assist keeps the brake engaged briefly to help to prevent the vehicle from  
rolling on inclines as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.  
Hill start assist may not prevent the vehicle from  
rolling downhill on a very steep or slippery slope, and  
will not operate on small inclines.  
Continuously variable transmission models  
Hill start assist is not a replacement for the parking  
brake.  
Move the shift lever to (D or (S when facing uphill, or (R when facing downhill,  
then release the brake pedal.  
Hill start assist will operate even when VSA is  
switched off.  
Manual transmission models  
Depress the clutch pedal, and shift to one of the forward gears when facing uphill,  
or (R when facing downhill, then release the brake pedal.  
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