Honda CR-V: Driving Preparation / Interior Checks

Honda CR-V 2017-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving / Before Driving / Driving Preparation / Interior Checks

  • Store or secure all items on board properly.
    • Carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle's handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe.
  • Do not pile items higher than the seat height.
    • They can block your view and may be thrown forward in the event of sudden braking.
  • Do not place anything in the front seat footwells. Make sure to secure the floor mat.
    • An object or unsecured floor mat can interfere with your brake and accelerator pedal operation while driving.
  • If you have any animals on board, do not let them move around in the vehicle.
    • They may interfere with driving and a crash could occur.
  • Securely close and lock all doors and the tailgate.
  • Adjust your seating position properly.
    • Adjust the head restraint, too.
  • Adjust the mirrors and steering wheel properly for your driving.
    • Adjust them while sitting in the proper driving position.
  • Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll under the seats.
    • They can interfere with the driver's ability to operate the pedals, the operation of the seats, or the operation of the sensors under the seats.
  • Everyone in the vehicle must fasten their seat belt.
  • Make sure that the indicators in the instrument panel come on when you start the vehicle, and go off soon after.
    • Always have a dealer check the vehicle if a problem is indicated.

The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry heavy items in the cargo area or tow a trailer, have the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician.

    Exterior Checks

    Make sure there are no obstructions on the windows, door mirrors, exterior lights, or other parts of the vehicle. Remove any frost, snow, or ice...

    Maximum Load Limit

    The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See the Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver’s doorjamb. This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer...

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    Honda CR-V 2017-2022 Owner's Manual: Ignition Switch*


    * Not available on all models  LOCK: Insert and remove the key in this position.    ACCESSORY: Operate the audio system and other accessories in this position.    ON: This is the position when driving.    START: This position is for starting the engine...

    Honda CR-V 2017-2022 Owner's Manual: Important Handling Information


    Your vehicle has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier...

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    Seat Belt Reminder

    Honda CR-V. Seat Belt Reminder

    The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel to remind the driver or a front passenger or both to fasten their seat belts.

    If the ignition switch is turned to ON Honda CR-V. Seat Belt Reminder *1 and a seat belt is not fastened, a beeper will sound and the indicator will blink. After a few seconds, the beeper will stop and the indicator will come on and remain illuminated until the seat belt is fastened.

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