Honda CR-V: Pre-Tow Checklist
When preparing to tow, and before
driving away, be sure to check the
The vehicle has been properly
serviced, and the suspension and
the cooling system are in good
The trailer has been properly
serviced and is in good condition.
All weights and loads are within
The hitch, safety chains, and any
other attachments are secure.
All items in or on the trailer are
properly secured and cannot shift
while you drive.
The lights and brakes on your
vehicle and the trailer are working
Your vehicle tires and spare are
properly inflated, and the trailer
tires and spare are inflated as
recommended by the trailer
The added weight, length, and
height of a trailer will affect your
vehicleвЂ™s handling and performance,
so driving with a trailer requires
some special driving skills and
Your vehicle can be towed behind a
motorhome at legal highway speeds
up to 65 mph (100 km/h). Do not
exceed 65 mph (100 km/h).
Otherwise, severe transmission
damage will occur. To avoid damag
Your vehicleвЂ™s onboard diagnostic
system will detect a loose or missing
fuel fill cap as an evaporative system
leak. The first time a leak is detected
a вЂвЂCHECK FUEL CAPвЂ™вЂ™ message
appears on the information display.
Turn the engine off, and confirm the
fuel fill cap is insta
NOTE: Keep all foreign particles out of the transmission.
1. Park the vehicle on the level ground.
2. Warm up the engine to normal operating
temperature (the radiator fan comes on), and turn
the engine off. Do not allow the engine to warm up
longer than the time it takes for the radiator fan to
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