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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Battery

Checking the Battery  
The condition of the battery is monitored by a  
sensor located on the negative terminal of the  
battery. If there is a problem with this sensor,  
the driver information interface will display a  
warning message. If this happens, have your  
vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen  
gas during normal operation.  
A spark or flame can cause the battery to  
explode with enough force to kill or  
seriously hurt you.  
When conducting any battery  
maintenance, wear protective clothing and  
a face shield, or have a skilled technician do  
Check the battery terminals for corrosion monthly.  
If your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead:  
The audio system is disabled.  
2 Audio System Theft Protection P. 232  
WARNING: Battery post, terminals,  
and related accessories contain lead  
and lead compounds.  
Canadian models  
The immobilizer system needs to be reset.  
2 Immobilizer System Indicator P. 101  
Wash your hands after handling.  
uuBatteryuCharging the Battery  
Charging the Battery  
Disconnect both battery cables to prevent damaging your vehicle's electrical system.  
Always disconnect the negative (–) cable first, and reconnect it last.  
When you find corrosion, clean the battery terminals  
by applying a baking powder and water solution.  
Clean the terminals with a damp towel. Cloth/towel  
dry the battery. Coat the terminals with grease to  
help prevent future corrosion.  
When replacing the battery, the replacement must be  
of the same specifications.  
Consult a dealer for more information.  
The battery installed in this vehicle is specifically  
designed for a model with Auto Idle Stop.  
Using a battery other than this specified type may  
shorten the battery life, and prevent Auto Idle Stop  
from activating. If you need to replace the battery,  
make sure to select the specified type and size. Ask a  
dealer for more details.  
The Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) system, brake  
system (Amber), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with  
Low Speed Follow, low tire pressure/ TPMS* and  
safety support indicators may come on in amber  
along with a message in the gauge when you set the  
power mode to ON after reconnecting the battery.  
Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h).  
Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
* Not available on all models