Honda CR-V: Maintenance Under the Hood / Maintenance Items Under the Hood

Honda CR-V 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Maintenance Under the Hood / Maintenance Items Under the Hood

Honda CR-V. Maintenance Items Under the Hood

Opening the Hood

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
  2. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left corner of the dashboard.
    • The hood will pop up slightly.

    Honda CR-V. Maintenance Items Under the Hood

  3. Push the hood latch lever (located under the front edge of the hood to the center) to the side and raise the hood. Once you have raised the hood slightly, you can release the lever.

    Honda CR-V. Maintenance Items Under the Hood

  4. Remove the support rod from the clamp using the grip. Mount the support rod in the hood.

    Honda CR-V. Maintenance Items Under the Hood

When closing, remove the support rod, and stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the hood. Remove your hand at a height of approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the hood close.


The hood support rod can become very hot due to heat from the engine. To ensure against possible burns, do not handle the metal section of the rod: Use the foam grip instead.


Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised. The hood will strike the wipers, resulting in damage to the hood and/or the wipers.

When closing the hood, check that the hood is securely latched.

If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.

Do not open the hood while the Auto Idle Stop function is activated.

    Maintenance Under the Hood


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    Sunglasses Holder

    To open the sunglasses holder, press and release the indent. To close, press it again until it latches.

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    Honda CR-V. Sunglasses Holder

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