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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Safety of Larger Children

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Safety of Larger Children  
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Protecting Larger Children  
The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind  
of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who  
must sit in front.  
Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in  
front can result in injury or death if the  
passenger's front airbag inflates.  
Checking Seat Belt Fit  
If a larger child must ride in front, move the  
vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible,  
have the child sit up properly and wear the  
seat belt properly, using a booster seat if  
When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/  
shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the  
following questions.  
Do the child's knees bend comfortably over  
the edge of the seat?  
Does the shoulder belt cross between the  
child's neck and arm?  
Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as  
possible, touching the child's thighs?  
Will the child be able to stay seated like this  
for the whole trip?  
If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder  
seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a  
booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.  
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1Booster Seats  
Booster Seats  
When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the  
instructions that came with it, and install the seat  
There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a  
booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat  
belt correctly.  
If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used  
properly, position the child in a booster seat in  
the rear seat. For the child's safety, check that  
the child meets the booster seat  
manufacturer's recommendations.  
Some U.S. states, and Canadian provinces and  
territories require children to use a booster seat until  
they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or 60  
lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or  
province, or territory where you intend to drive.  
Protecting Larger Children-Final Checks  
Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever  
have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front:  
Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information  
in this manual.  
Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.  
Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat.  
Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the  
Monitoring child passengers  
We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more  
mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up  
Exhaust Gas Hazard  
Carbon Monoxide Gas  
The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless,  
odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon  
monoxide gas will not get into the interior.  
1Carbon Monoxide Gas  
Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.  
Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever  
The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.  
The exhaust system may have been damaged.  
The vehicle is raised for an oil change.  
Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and  
even kill you.  
Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that  
expose you to carbon monoxide.  
When you operate a vehicle with the tailgate open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into  
the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the tailgate  
open, open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below.  
An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up  
with carbon monoxide gas.  
Do not run the engine with the garage door closed.  
Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the  
garage immediately after starting the engine.  
1. Select the fresh air mode.  
2. Select the  
3. Set the fan speed to high.  
4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.  
Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked  
vehicle with the engine running.