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Honda CR-V (2018 year). Manual - part 1

 

 

Event Data Recorders

This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). 
The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near 
crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a 
road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s 
systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related 
to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of 
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is 
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were 

buckled/fastened;

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WARNING

California Proposition 65 Warning

Operating, servicing and maintaining a 
passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can 
expose you to chemicals including engine 
exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and 
lead, which are known to the State of 
California to cause cancer and birth defects or 
other reproductive harm. To minimize 
exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not 
idle the engine except as necessary, service 
your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and 
wear gloves or wash your hands frequently 
when servicing your vehicle. For more 
information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
passenger-vehicle
.

• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator 

and/or brake pedal; and,

• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the 
circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data 
are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation 
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving 
conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and 
crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law 
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of 
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash 
investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, 
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the 
vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that 
have the special equipment, can read the information if they have 
access to the vehicle or the EDR. 

The data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by 
anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the 
vehicle owner.

Service Diagnostic Recorders

This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record 
information about powertrain performance. The data can be used 
to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians 
diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with 
data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains 
confidential. Some diagnostic and maintenance information is 
uploaded to Honda upon vehicle start up.

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California Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act

The airbags, seat belt tensioners, and CR type batteries in this 
vehicle may contain perchlorate materials - special handling may 
apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/

As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded 
by a 

 symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid 

damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.

Software End User License Agreement

Your vehicle comes equipped with software, which is governed by 
the End User License Agreement in Owner’s Manual, and which 
contains a binding arbitration clause. Please refer to the End User 
License Agreement for the terms and conditions governing your 
use of the installed software, as well as the applications, services, 
functions, and content provided through the software. Your use of 
the installed software will serve as your consent to the terms and 
conditions of the End User License Agreement.
You may opt out within 30 days of your initial use of the Software 
by sending a signed, written notice to HONDA at American Honda 
Motor Co., Inc. Honda Automobile Customer Services Mail Stop 
100-5E-8A, 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501-2746.

Privacy Notice

This vehicle may share location and usage information. To manage 
this setting, visit www.hondalink.com/vehicle-data-choices.

A Few Words About Safety

Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And 
operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.

NOTICE

To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have 
provided operating procedures and other information on labels and 
in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that 
could hurt you or others.

Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the 
hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You 
must use your own good judgment.

You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, 
including:

● Safety Labels - on the vehicle.
● Safety Messages - preceded by a safety alert symbol 

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 and 

one of three signal words: DANGERWARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:

● Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Precautions.
● Safety Section - such as Safe Driving.
● Instructions - how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.

This entire book is filled with important safety information - please 
read it carefully.

3DANGER

You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if 
you don't follow instructions.

3WARNING

You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if 
you don't follow instructions.

3CAUTION

You CAN be HURT if you don't follow 
instructions.

Contents

This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the 
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold.

This owner’s manual covers all models of your vehicle. You may find 
descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your 
particular model.

Images throughout this owner’s manual (including the front cover) 
represent features and equipment that are available on some, but 
not all, models. Your particular model may not have some of these 
features.

This owner’s manual is for vehicles sold in the United States and 
Canada.

The information and specifications included in this publication were 
in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications 
or design at any time without notice and without incurring any 
obligation.

Safe Driving P. 33

For Safe Driving P. 34

Seat Belts P. 40

Airbags P. 49

Instrument Panel P. 79

Indicators P. 80

Gauges and Displays P. 118

Controls P. 131

Clock P. 132

Locking and Unlocking the Doors P. 134

Moonroof

*

 P. 167

Panoramic Roof

*1

 P. 168

Adjusting the Seats P. 197

Features P. 231

Audio System P. 232

Audio System Basic Operation P. 239, 260

Customized Features P351

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

*

 P. 384

Driving P. 447

Before Driving P448

Towing a Trailer P. 453

Parking Your Vehicle P. 542 Multi-View Rear Camera P. 547

Maintenance P. 555

Before Performing Maintenance P. 556

Maintenance Minder

TM

 P. 559

Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 593
Climate Control System Maintenance 
P. 610

Handling the Unexpected P. 617

Tools P. 618

If a Tire Goes Flat P619

Overheating P. 633

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking P. 637

When You Cannot Open the Tailgate P. 649

Information P. 651

Specifications P. 652

Identification Numbers P. 654

Emissions Testing P. 658

Warranty Coverages P. 660

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Quick Reference Guide

Visual Index

Ignition Switch

*

 

(P171)

Steering Wheel Adjustments 

(P194)

Information Display

*

 

(P119)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Button

*

 

(P518)

Hazard Warning Button

System Indicators 

(P80)

Rear Window Defogger 

(P190)

Gauges 

(P118)

Driver Information Interface

*

 

(P122)

ENGINE START/STOP Button

*

 

(P172)

Audio System 

(P239, 260)

Navigation System

*

 

() See the Navigation System Manual

 (Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) System OFF) Button 

(P510)

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Button

*

 

(P498)

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

) OFF Button

*

 

(P536)

Heated Windshield Button

*

 

(P191)

Power Tailgate Button

*

 

(P154)

Heated Door Mirror Button

*

 

(P190)

Climate Control System 

(P226)

Front Seat Heater Buttons

*

 

(P223)

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 (TRIP) Knob 

(P119, 123)

Brightness Control 

(P188)

Navigation System Voice Control Buttons

*

 

() See the Navigation System Manual

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® System Voice 
Control Buttons 

(P387, 410)

Cruise Control Buttons

*

 

(P472, 475)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low 
Speed Follow (LSF) Buttons

*

 

(P481)

Horn (Press an area around 

.)

(

+

 / 

(

-

 /  

 / 

 Buttons

*

 

(P235)

SOURCE Button

*

 

(P235)

 / 

 /  

 / 

 Buttons

*

 

(P122, 235)

ENTER Button

*

 

(P122, 235)

Wipers/Washers 

(P185)

Headlights/Turn Signals 

(P176, 177)

Fog Lights

*

 

(P180)

LaneWatch

TM*

 

(P515)

Km/Mile Change Knob

*

 

(P118)

Interval Button

*

 

(P491)

Heated Steering Wheel Button

*

 

(P222)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Button

*

 

(P501)

 (Display/Information) Button

*

 

(P122)

* Not available on all models

Visual Index

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Rearview Mirror 

(P195)

Driver's Front Airbag 

(P52)

Hood Release Handle 

(P571)

Driver’s Pocket

Fuel Fill Door Release Handle 

(P550)

Memory Buttons

*

 

(P 193)

Interior Fuse Box 

(P645)

Passenger's Front Airbag 

(P52)

SET Button

*

 

(P 193)

Power Window Switches 

(P164)

Door Mirror Controls 

(P196)

Master Door Lock Switch 

(P 145)

Electric Parking Brake 
Switch 

(P524)

Automatic Brake Hold 
Button 

(P528)

Glove Box 

(P211)

Accessory Power Socket 

(P217)

ECON Button 

(P471)

Shift Lever 

(P469)

Accessory Power Socket 

(P217)

USB Port(s) 

(P233)

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Moonroof Switch

*

 

(P167)

Side Airbags 

(P56)

Rear Seat 

(P201)

LATCH to Secure a Child Seat 

(P68)

Grab Handle

Coat Hook 

(P219)

Panoramic Roof Switch

*

 

(P168)

Front Map Lights 

(P209)

Seat Belts 

(P40)

Rear Map Lights 

(P210)

Side Curtain Airbags 

(P58)

Seat Belt with Detachable Anchor 

(P46)

Cargo Area Light 

(P210)

Seat Belt to Secure a Child Seat 

(P72)

Seat Belt (Installing a Child Seat) 

(P71)

Accessory Power Socket

*

 

(P218)

USB Ports

*

 

(P233)

Front Seat 

(P197)

Sun Visors

Vanity Mirrors

Center Console Box 

(P212)

Rear Seat Heater Buttons

*

 

(P224)

Sunglasses Holder 

(P221)

Ceiling Light 

(P207)

* Not available on all models

Visual Index

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 Referenc

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Windshield Wipers 

(P185, 593)

Door Lock/Unlock Control 

(P137)

How to Refuel 

(P550)

High-Mount Brake Light 

(P592)

Rear Wiper 

(P187, 595)

Brake/Taillights 

(P590)

Power Door Mirrors 

(P196)

Maintenance Under the Hood 

(P569)

Fog Lights

*

 

(P180, 588)

Multi-View Rear Camera 

(P547)

Front Turn Signal/Front Side Marker Lights 

(P176, 177, 590)

Tires 

(P597, 619)

Opening/Closing the Tailgate 

(P150)

Side Turn Signal Lights

*

 

(P176, 590)

Headlights 

(P177, 586)

Tailgate Release Button 

(P159)

Taillights 

(P591)

Rear Turn Signal Lights 

(P590)

Rear Side Marker Lights 

(P590)

Back-Up Lights 

(P591)

Rear License Plate Light 

(P592)

Parking/Daytime Running Lights 

(P177, 184, 590)

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Eco Assist® System 

(P471)

Ambient Meter

● The color of the ambient meter 

changes to green to indicate that the 
vehicle is being driven in a fuel 
efficient manner.

ECON Button 

(P471)

Helps maximize fuel economy.

ECON Mode Indicator 

(P93)

Comes on when ECON mode is on.

Models with driver information interface

The message is displayed for a few seconds when the 
ECON button is pressed.

* Not available on all models

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Safe Driving 

(P33)

Airbags 

(P49)

● Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and 

your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.

Child Safety 

(P63)

● All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat.

● Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat.

● Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

Exhaust Gas Hazard 

(P76)

● Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon 

monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon 
monoxide gas can accumulate.

Before Driving Checklist 

(P448)

● Before driving, check that the front seats, head 

restraints, steering wheel, and mirrors have been 
properly adjusted.

Seat Belts 

(P40)

● Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well 

back in the seat.

● Check that your passengers are wearing 

their seat belts correctly.

Fasten your lap belt as 
low as possible.

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Instrument Panel 

(P79)

System Indicators

Malfunction Indicator 

Lamp

Low Oil Pressure 

Indicator
Charging System 

Indicator

Anti-lock Brake System 

(ABS) Indicator

Vehicle Stability Assist 

(VSA®) System 

Indicator

VSA® OFF Indicator

Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator

Electric Power 

Steering (EPS) System 

Indicator

Lights Indicators

Lights On Indicator

High Beam Indicator

Seat Belt Reminder 

Indicator

System Indicators

CRUISE CONTROL 

Indicator

Parking Brake and 

Brake System 

Indicator (Red)

Supplemental 

Restraint System 

Indicator

Door Open Indicator

CRUISE MAIN 

Indicator

Immobilizer System 
Indicator/Security 
System Alarm Indicator

Speedometer

Fuel Gauge

Tachometer

Shift Lever Position Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

Gauges 

(P 118)

/Information Display

*

 

(P 119)

/

Driver Information Interface

*

 

(P122)

/System Indicators 

(P80)

ECON Mode Indicator

Turn Signal and 

Hazard Warning 

Indicators

Maintenance Minder 

Indicator

Transmission 

Temperature 

Indicator

Models with information display

Parking Brake and 

Brake System 

Indicator (Amber)

System Indicators

Automatic Brake Hold 

System Indicator

Automatic Brake Hold 

Indicator

Temperature Gauge

Brake Depressing 

Indicator

Tailgate Open 

Indicator

Power Reduced 

Indicator

All-wheel drive 

(AWD) Indicator

*

Starter System Indicator

* Not available on all models

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 Referenc

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System Indicators

Malfunction Indicator 
Lamp

Low Oil Pressure 
Indicator

Charging System 
Indicator

Anti-lock Brake System 
(ABS) Indicator

Vehicle Stability Assist 
(VSA®) System 
Indicator

VSA® OFF Indicator

Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator

Electric Power 
Steering (EPS) System 
Indicator

Seat Belt Reminder 
Indicator

System Indicators

Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Red)

Supplemental 
Restraint System 
Indicator

Speedometer

Fuel Gauge

Shift Lever Position 
Indicator

Immobilizer System Indicator/
Security System Alarm Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

ECON Mode Indicator

Turn Signal and 
Hazard Warning 
Indicators

Models with driver information interface

Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Amber)

System Indicators

U.S.

Canada

U.S.

Canada

Automatic Brake Hold 
System Indicator

Automatic Brake Hold 
Indicator

U.S.

Canada

Temperature Gauge

Lights Indicators

Lights On Indicator

High Beam Indicator

Fog Light Indicator

*

Adaptive Cruise 
Control (ACC) with 
Low Speed Follow 
(LSF) Indicator 
(Amber/Green)

*

System Message 
Indicator

Collision Mitigation 
Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

) Indicator

*

Road Departure 
Mitigation (RDM) 
Indicator

*

Lane Keeping Assist 
System (LKAS
Indicator (Amber/
Green)

*

Tachometer

Auto High-beam 
System Indicator

*

CRUISE CONTROL 

Indicator

*

CRUISE MAIN 

Indicator

*

Blind Spot 
Information (BSI) 
Indicator

*

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Controls 

(P131)

Clock 

(P132)

a

Press and hold the MENU/CLOCK 
button.

b

Rotate 

 to change hour, then press 

.

c

Rotate 

 to change minute, then 

press .

d

Select SET, then press 

.

These indications are used to show how to 
operate the Selector knob.

Rotate 

 to select.

Press 

 to enter.

Models with color audio system

The audio system receives signals from GPS 
satellites, updating the clock automatically.

a

Select the 

 (HOME) icon, then select 

Settings.

b

Select Clock, then Clock Adjustment.

c

Touch the respective 

 / 

 icon to 

adjust the hours or minutes up or 
down.

d

Select OK.

Models with navigation system

Models with Display Audio

3

4

ENGINE START/STOP 
Button

*

 

(P172)

Press the button to change the vehicle’s 
power mode.

* Not available on all models

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Turn Signals 

(P176)

Lights 

(P177)

Turn Signal Control Lever

Right

Left

Light Control Switches

Low Beam

High Beam

Flashing

Wipers and Washers 

(P185)

*1: Models with automatic intermittent 
wipers
*2: Models without automatic intermittent 
wipers

Wiper/Washer Control Lever

Adjustment Ring

MIST
OFF
AUTO

*1

: Wiper speed varies 

automatically
INT

*2

: Low speed with 

intermittent
LO: Low speed wipe
HI: High speed wipe

Pull toward 
you to spray 
washer fluid.

Low Sensitivity

*1

Lower speed, fewer sweeps

*2

High Sensitivity

*1

Higher speed, more sweeps

*2

(

+

:

(

+:

(

- :

(

-:

AUTO should always be turned OFF before 
the following situations in order to prevent 
severe damage to the wiper system:
● Cleaning the windshield

● Driving through a car wash

● No rain present

Steering Wheel 

(P194)

● To adjust, pull the adjustment lever 

towards you, adjust to the desired 
position, then lock the lever back in place.

Models with automatic intermittent wipers

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Unlocking the Front 
Doors from the Inside 

(P144)
● Pull either front door inner handle to 

unlock and open it at the same time.

Tailgate 

(P150)

Use a forward and back kicking motion 
under the center of the rear bumper to 
open or close the power tailgate while 
carrying the smart entry remote.

Models with Hands Free Access

● With all the doors unlocked, press the 

tailgate release button, and lift open the 
tailgate.

● Press the tailgate release button to 

unlock and open the tailgate when you 
have the smart entry remote on you.

● Press the power tailgate button on the 

driver side control panel, or press the 
remote transmitter to unlock and open 
the tailgate when you have the smart 
entry remote on you.

Models without smart entry system

Models with smart entry system

Models with power tailgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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