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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Inspection and Maintenance

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.  
1Safety When Performing Maintenance  
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 battery 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 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.  
Vehicle Safety  
Always follow the procedures and  
precautions in this owner's manual.  
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 engine is off.  
Be aware that hot parts can burn you.  
u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before  
touching vehicle parts.  
Be aware that moving parts can injure you.  
u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away  
from moving parts.  
u Do not open the hood while the Auto Idle Stop function is activated.  
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