Honda CR-V: Wipers and Washers / Windshield Wipers/Washers

Honda CR-V 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Controls / Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel / Wipers and Washers / Windshield Wipers/Washers

The windshield wipers and washers can be used when the ignition switch is in ON Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers *1 .

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


The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever.

Wiper switch (OFF, INT *2 /AUTO *3 , LO, HI)

Move the lever up or down to change the wiper settings.

Adjusting wiper operation *

* Not available on all models

Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper operation.

Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers


Sprays while you pull the lever toward you.

When you release the lever for more than one second, the spray stops, the wipers sweep two or three more times to clear the windshield, then stop.

Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers

*2: Models with manual intermittent operation *3: Models with automatic intermittent operation


Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry. The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber blades will get damaged.


In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the windshield.

Operating the wipers in this condition may damage the wipers. Use the defogger to warm the windshield, then turn the wipers on.

Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out. The pump may get damaged.

Models with intermittent time adjustment ring

If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are operating intermittently, the length of the wipe interval shortens.

When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s shortest delay setting ( Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers ) and the LO setting become the same.

If the wiper stops operating due to an obstacle such as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe place. Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers or LOCK Honda CR-V. Windshield Wipers/Washers *1 , then remove the obstacle.

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

The wiper motor may stop motor operation temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation will return to normal within a few minutes, once the circuit has returned to normal.

    Wipers and Washers


    Automatic Intermittent Wipers*

    * Not available on all models When you push the lever down to AUTO, the windshield wipers sweep once, and go into the automatic mode. The wipers operate intermittently, at low speed, or at high speed and stops in accordance with the amount of rainfall the rainfall sensor detects...

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