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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Precautions While Driving

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Precautions While Driving  
1Precautions While Driving  
Driving Guidelines for Your Utility Vehicle  
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles.  
To prevent rollovers or loss of control:  
Take corners at slower speeds than you would with a passenger vehicle.  
Avoid sharp turns and abrupt maneuvers whenever possible.  
Do not modify your vehicle in any way that you would raise the center of gravity.  
Do not carry heavy cargo on the roof.  
Do not operate the shift lever while pressing the  
accelerator pedal. You could damage the  
If you repeatedly turn the steering wheel at an  
extremely low speed, or hold the steering wheel in  
the full left or right position for a while, the electric  
power steering (EPS) system heats up. The system  
goes into a protective mode, and limits its  
performance. The steering wheel becomes harder  
and harder to operate. Once the system cools down,  
the EPS system is restored.  
Never carry more than 165 lbs (75 kg) of cargo on the roof rack (Honda accessory).  
In Rain  
Avoid driving in deep water and on flooded roads. This can damage the engine or  
driveline, or cause electrical component failure.  
Repeated operation under these conditions can  
eventually damage the system.  
Other Precautions  
If the power mode is set to ACCESSORY while  
driving, the engine will shut down and all steering  
and brake power assist functions will stop, making it  
difficult to control the vehicle.  
If there is a strong impact with something under the vehicle, stop in a safe location.  
Check the underside of the vehicle for damage or any fluid leaks.  
Do not select (N while driving as you will lose engine  
braking (and acceleration) performance.  
During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation,  
avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so  
as not to damage the engine or powertrain.  
Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km)  
after purchasing your new vehicle or replacing the  
brake pads or rotors, to allow for proper break-in.