Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Towing a Trailer

Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties.

Towing Your Vehicle

Continuously variable transmission models

Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motorhome. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, refer to the emergency towing information.

Manual transmission models

Your vehicle can be towed behind a motorhome.

Do not exceed 65 mph (100 km/h).

Consult your towing parts sales or rental agency if any other items are recommended or required for your towing situation.

Manual transmission models

■When Your Vehicle is Towed Behind a Motorhome

Perform the following procedure before towing your vehicle.

1. Shift to (N).

2. Release the parking brake.

3. Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY (I)*1.

  • Make sure the steering wheel does not lock.

4. Turn off all the electric devices. Do not use any accessory power sockets.

  • This can prevent the battery from running down.

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

■ Extended towing

If you tow more than eight hours in one day, you should repeat the "before towing your vehicle procedure" at least every eight hours.

You also need to perform the following procedure to prevent the battery from running down.

Models without smart entry system

1. Remove the 20 A accessory power socket and 7.5 A ACC fuses. These fuses are located in the interior fuse box.

2. Remove the 10 A Back up fuse. This fuse is located in the engine compartment fuse box.

3. Store the fuses in a safe place so you do not lose them.

  • Make sure to reinstall the fuses before you start driving your vehicle.

4. Shift to (N).

5. Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY (I).

  • Make sure the steering wheel does not lock.

Towing a Trailer


Make sure to reinstall the fuses before you start driving your vehicle.

Models with smart entry system

1. Remove the 20 A accessory power socket and 7.5 A ACC fuses. These fuses are located in the interior fuse box.

2. Remove the 10 A Back up fuse. This fuse is located in the engine compartment fuse box.

3. Store the fuses in a safe place so you do not lose them.

  • Make sure to reinstall the fuses before you start driving your vehicle.

4. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button without depressing the clutch pedal.

  • The indicator on the ENGINE START/STOP button blinks.

5. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/STOP button with the H logo on the smart entry remote while the indicator is blinking.

  • The indicator stop blinking, then stays on.

6. Shift to (N).

7. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once without depressing the clutch pedal.

  • Make sure the steering wheel does not lock.

Towing a Trailer


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