Honda CR-V: Maintenance / Battery

Honda CR-V 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Battery


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 it.

WARNING: Battery post, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.

Wash your hands after handling.

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. Ask a dealer for more details.

The indicators for the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow * , Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System * , Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) OFF, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™ ) * , Low Tire Pressure/TPMS, and Parking Brake and Brake System (Amber) may come on along with a message in the Driver Information Interface when you turn the ignition switch to ON Honda CR-V. Battery *1 after re-connecting the battery.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go off. If it does not, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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.

Honda CR-V. Battery

Check the battery terminals for corrosion monthly.

If your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead:

  • The audio system is disabled.
  • The clock resets * .
  • Canadian models only: The immobilizer system needs to be reset.

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.

* Not available on all models

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

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