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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Before Performing Maintenance

Before Performing Maintenance  
Inspection and Maintenance  
For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle  
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient  
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in  
effect.)  
U.S. models  
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of  
emissions control devices and systems may be  
done by any automotive repair establishment or  
individuals using parts that are “certified” to  
EPA standards.  
Types of Inspection and Maintenance  
According to state and federal regulations, failure to  
perform maintenance on the maintenance main  
items marked with # will not void your emissions  
warranties. However, all maintenance services should  
be performed in accordance with the intervals  
indicated by the driver information interface.  
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 607  
Routine inspections  
Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when  
refueling.  
2 Maintenance P. 37  
Periodic inspections  
Check the brake fluid level monthly.  
2 Checking the Brake Fluid P. 621  
If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks  
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a  
subscription to the Service Express website at  
Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.  
2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 631  
Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.  
2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 623  
2 Authorized Manuals P. 704  
If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make  
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.  
After performing maintenance, update the records in  
the separate maintenance booklet.  
Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.  
2 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 627  
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uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety 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 task.  
3WARNING  
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 12-volt battery, all High Voltage system, and all fuel related parts.  
Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.  
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  
gasoline.  
Always follow the inspection and  
maintenance recommendations according  
to the schedules in this owner's manual.  
Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the 12-volt  
battery or compressed air.  
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.  
u Only operate the engine if there is sufficient ventilation.  
3WARNING  
Failure to properly follow maintenance  
instructions and precautions can cause you  
to be seriously hurt or killed.  
Always follow the procedures and  
precautions in this owner's manual.  
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uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuParts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service  
Vehicle Safety  
The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.  
u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and  
the power system is turned off.  
Be aware that hot parts can burn you.  
u Make sure to let the power system including the engine and exhaust system  
cool thoroughly before touching vehicle parts.  
Be aware that moving parts can injure you.  
u Do not activate the power system unless instructed, and keep your hands and  
limbs away from moving parts. When the power mode is on, the engine can  
automatically start, or the radiator fan may start operating without the engine  
running.  
Do not touch the high-voltage battery and wiring (orange).  
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service  
The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and  
servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the  
same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.  
NOTICE  
Do not press the engine cover forcibly. This may  
damage the engine cover and component parts.  
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Maintenance MinderTM  
If the engine oil life is less than 15%, you will see the Maintenance Minder messages  
appear on the driver information interface every time you set the power mode to  
ON. The messages notify you when to change the engine oil, or when to bring your  
vehicle to a dealer for indicated maintenance services.  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
To Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Displaying the Maintenance Minder Information  
Based on the engine operating conditions, the  
remaining engine oil life is calculated and displayed  
as a percentage.  
Maintenance items, which should be serviced at the same time that you replace the  
engine oil, appear on the driver information interface.  
You can view them on the engine oil life screen at any time.  
1. Set the power mode to ON.  
Displayed Engine Oil Calculated Engine Oil  
Life (%)  
100  
90  
Life (%)  
100 to 91  
90 to 81  
80 to 71  
70 to 61  
60 to 51  
50 to 41  
40 to 31  
30 to 21  
20 to 16  
15 to 11  
10 to 6  
5 to 1  
2. Press the  
(home) button.  
3. Roll the left selector wheel until  
is displayed.  
4. Press the left selector wheel to go to the Maintenance Minder screen. The engine  
oil life appears on the driver information interface along with maintenance items  
due soon.  
80  
70  
60  
50  
40  
30  
20  
15  
10  
5
Engine Oil Life  
0
0
There is a list of maintenance main and sub items you  
can view on the driver information interface.  
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 607  
Left Selector Wheel  
Main Item  
Sub Item  
(Home) Button  
604  
 
uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Maintenance Minder Messages on the Driver Information  
Interface  
Maintenance Message  
Oil Life Display  
Explanation  
Information  
When you select the Maintenance Minder  
screen, it displays codes for maintenance  
items due at the next engine oil change,  
along with the percentage of engine oil life  
remaining.  
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Maintenance Due Soon  
15 %  
The remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6  
percent.  
The engine oil is approaching  
the end of its service life, and  
the maintenance items should  
be inspected and serviced  
soon.  
Press the  
(home) button to switch to  
another display.  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Maintenance Message  
Oil Life Display  
Explanation  
Information  
Maintenance Due Now  
5 %  
The remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1  
percent.  
The engine oil has almost  
reached the end of its service  
life, and the maintenance items  
should be inspected and  
Press the  
(home) button to switch to  
another display.  
serviced as soon as possible.  
Maintenance Past Due  
The engine oil life has passed its service life, The engine oil life has passed.  
and a negative distance appears after The maintenance items must  
driving over 10 miles (U.S. models) or 10 km be inspected and serviced  
Negative Distance  
(Canadian models). The negative distance  
on the display blinks.  
immediately.  
Press the  
(home) button to switch to  
another display.  
The system message indicator ( ) comes on along with the Maintenance Minder  
message.  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Maintenance Service Items  
Maintenance Minder Message  
System Message  
Indicator  
Main Item  
Sub Items  
Continued  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
U.S. models  
CODE  
A
B
Maintenance Main Items  
Replace engine oil*1  
Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter  
Inspect front and rear brakes  
Check expiration date for temporary tire repair kit  
bottle  
CODE  
1
2
Maintenance Sub Items  
Rotate tires  
Replace air cleaner element*2  
Replace dust and pollen filter*3  
Replace transmission fluid*4  
Replace spark plugs  
Replace engine coolant  
Replace rear differential fluid*  
Replace brake fluid*5  
3
4
5
6
7
Inspect these items:  
Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots  
Suspension components  
Driveshaft boots  
Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA®)  
All fluid levels and condition of fluids  
Exhaust system#  
*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).  
*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and  
from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).  
*4: Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures.  
This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance  
Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed  
every 47,500 miles (76,000 km) or 3 years.  
Fuel lines and connections#  
· Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.  
*1: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset,  
change the engine oil every year.  
# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty in the first column on page 701.  
*5: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is  
reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Canadian models  
CODE  
A
0
Maintenance Main Items  
Replace engine oil*1  
CODE  
1
2
Maintenance Sub Items  
Rotate tires  
Replace air cleaner element*2  
Replace dust and pollen filter*3  
Replace transmission fluid*4  
Replace spark plugs  
Replace engine coolant  
Replace rear differential fluid  
Replace brake fluid*5  
Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter  
· Adjust the valves during services A, 0, 9, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy.  
3
4
5
6
7
9
*1: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset,  
change the engine oil every year.  
*2: If you drive in dusty conditions, replace the air cleaner element every 24,000 km (15,000 miles).  
*3: If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and  
from diesel-powered vehicles, replace the dust and pollen filter every 24,000 km (15,000 miles).  
*4: Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures.  
This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance  
Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed  
every 76,000 km (47,500 miles) or 3 years.  
*5: If a Maintenance Minder message does not appear more than 36 months after the display for item 7 is  
reset, change the brake fluid every 3 years.  
# : See information on maintenance and emissions warranty in the first column on page 701.  
Service front and rear brakes  
Check expiration date for temporary tire repair kit  
bottle  
Inspect these items:  
Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots  
Suspension components  
Driveshaft boots  
Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA®)  
All fluid levels and condition of fluids  
Exhaust system#  
Fuel lines and connections#  
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uuMaintenance MinderTMuTo Use Maintenance MinderTM  
Resetting the Display  
NOTICE  
Reset the maintenance minder information display if you have performed the  
maintenance service.  
Failure to reset the Maintenance MinderTM display  
after a maintenance service results in the system  
showing incorrect maintenance intervals, which can  
lead to serious mechanical problems.  
The dealer will reset the Maintenance MinderTM  
display after completing the required maintenance  
service. If someone other than a dealer performs  
maintenance service, reset the Maintenance  
MinderTM display yourself.  
You can also reset the Maintenance MinderTM display  
using the driver information interface or audio/  
information screen.  
Left Selector Wheel  
(Home) Button  
2 Settings* P. 135  
2 Customized Features P. 376  
1. Set the power mode to ON.  
2. Press the  
(home) button.  
3. Roll the left selector wheel until  
is displayed.  
4. Press the left selector wheel to go to the Maintenance Minder screen.  
5. Press and hold the left selector wheel for about 10 seconds to enter the reset  
mode.  
6. Roll the left selector wheel to select a maintenance item to reset, or to select All  
due items (You can also select Cancel to end the process).  
7. Press the left selector wheel to reset the selected item.  
8. Repeat from step 5 for other items you wish to reset.  
* Not available on all models  
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