Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Recommended Engine Oil

  • Genuine Honda Motor Oil
  • Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container.

Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity. If you drive the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged.

This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute's latest requirements.

Maintenance Under the Hood


Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown.

Maintenance Under the Hood


Engine Oil Additives

Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, they may adversely affect the engine performance and durability.

■ Synthetic oil

You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal and is the specified viscosity grade.

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    We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel. Park the vehicle on level ground. Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil. 1.

     Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

    You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the engine's lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly. Change the oil and filter in acco

     Engine Coolant

    Specified coolant: Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any straight antifreeze or water. We recommend you check the engine

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     HVAC System - Diagnostics

    DTC TROUBLESHOOTING DTC INDICATOR 2 : HVAC CONTROL UNIT INTERNAL ERROR 1. Problem verification: Clear the history DTCs. Do the Self-Diagnostic Function. Checking for DTCs. Does the RECIRCULATION indicator blink twice? YES Replace the HVAC control unit. NO Intermittent failure, the system is OK

     Accessories and Modifications

    Accessories When installing accessories, check the following: Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and delay your reaction to driving conditions. Do not install accessories over areas marked SRS AIRBAG, on the sides or backs of the front seats, on front

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