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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Overheating

Overheating  
How to Handle Overheating  
Overheating symptoms are as follows:  
1How to Handle Overheating  
The Engine temperature too hot. Do not drive. Allow engine to cool.  
message appears on the driver information interface.  
Steam or spray comes out of the engine compartment.  
3WARNING  
Steam and spray from an overheated  
engine can seriously scald you.  
First thing to do  
Do not open the hood if steam is coming  
out.  
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe place.  
2. Turn off all accessories and turn on the hazard warning lights.  
u No steam or spray present: Keep the engine running and open the hood.  
u Steam or spray is present: Turn off the engine and wait until it subsides.  
Then, open the hood.  
NOTICE  
Continuing to drive with the Engine temperature  
too hot. Do not drive. Allow engine to cool.  
message on the driver information interface may  
damage the engine.  
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Next thing to do  
1How to Handle Overheating  
1. Check that the cooling fan is operating and  
3WARNING  
Removing the radiator cap while the  
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray  
out, seriously scalding you.  
stop the engine once the Engine  
temperature too hot. Do not drive.  
Allow engine to cool. message on the  
driver information interface disappears.  
u If the cooling fan is not operating,  
immediately stop the engine.  
2. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect  
the coolant level and check the cooling  
system components for leaks.  
Reserve  
Tank  
MAX  
MIN  
Always let the engine and radiator cool  
down before removing the radiator cap.  
If the coolant is leaking, contact a dealer for repairs.  
u If the coolant level in the reserve tank is  
low, add coolant until it reaches the  
MAX mark.  
u If there is no coolant in the reserve tank,  
check that the radiator is cool. Cover the  
radiator cap with a heavy cloth and open  
the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to  
the base of the filler neck, and put the  
cap back on.  
Use water as an emergency/temporary measure only.  
Have a dealer flush the system with proper antifreeze  
as soon as possible.  
Last thing to do  
Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check the driver information  
interface. The Engine temperature too hot. Do not drive. Allow engine to  
cool. message does not appear, resume driving. If it appears again, contact a dealer  
for repairs.  
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