Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Transmission Fluid

Continuously variable transmission models

■Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda HCF-2 Transmission Fluid

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.


Do not mix HCF-2 with other transmission fluids

Using a transmission fluid other than HCF-2 may adversely affect the operation and durability of your vehicle's transmission, and damage the transmission.

Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that is not equivalent to HCF-2 is not covered by Honda's new vehicle warranty.

Manual transmission models

■Manual Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use the API certificated SAE 0W-20 or 5W-20 viscosity motor oil as a temporary measure.

Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does not contain the proper additives for the transmission and continued use can cause decreased shifting performance and lead to transmission damage.

Brake Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3

■Checking the Brake Fluid

The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir.

Manual transmission models

The brake fluid reservoir is also used for your vehicle's clutch fluid. As long as you keep the brake fluid level as instructed above, there is no need for checking the clutch fluid level.

Maintenance Under the Hood


Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle's braking system and can cause extensive damage.

If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed container as a temporary replacement.

Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark, have a dealer inspect for leaks or worn brake pads as soon as possible.

Refilling Window Washer Fluid

Models without washer level sensor

Check the amount of window washer fluid by looking at the reservoir.

If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir.

Canadian models

If the washer fluid is low, the washer level indicator comes on.

Maintenance Under the Hood

Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.


Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water solution in the window washer reservoir.

Antifreeze can damage your vehicle's paint. A vinegar/water solution can damage the window washer pump.


     Replacing Light Bulbs

     Headlight Bulbs

    When replacing, use the following bulbs. High/Low beam headlight: 60/55 W (HB2 for halogen bulb type) ■High/Low Beam Headlight 1. Remove the coupler. 2. Remove the rubber weather seal. 3. Remove t

     Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs

    When replacing, use the following bulbs. Rear Turn Signal Light: 21 W (Amber) 1. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the bolts. 2. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar. 3. Turn the s


     Shift Lock System Circuit Troubleshooting (CVT)

    NOTE: Check for PGM-FI DTCs and CVT DTCs. If any DTCs are present, troubleshoot those first. PGM-FI System CVT System 1. Shift lock solenoid check: Connect the HDS to the DLC - Refer to: How to Troubleshoot the Fuel and Emissions Systems, or How to Troubleshoot the CVT System (CVT). Turn the

     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 indic

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