Honda Civic Hatchback 2022 Emergency Engine Start User Manual
Emergency Engine Start
If the engine does not start using the normal engine starting procedure, you may be able to start it using the emergency start procedure below. Do not use this procedure if it is not an emergency.
- Make sure the parking brake is applied.
The parking brake and brake system indicator (red) come on for 30 seconds when you pull up the electric parking brake switch.
- Check that the transmission is in (P, then set the power mode to ACCESSORY.
- Firmly depress the brake pedal, then press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for at least 15 seconds.
This should be considered a system malfunction even if you are able to start the engine using the above procedure. Has your vehicle been checked by a dealer immediately? Refer to the following if you cannot move the shift lever out of the (P position. Shift Lever Does Not Move P. 705.
Emergency Engine Stop
The ENGINE START/STOP button may be used to stop the engine due to an emergency situation even while driving.
If you must stop the engine, do either of the following operations:
- Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for about two seconds.
- Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button three times.
The steering wheel will not lock. However, because turning off the engine disables the power assist the engine provides to the steering and braking systems, it will require significantly more physical effort and time to steer and slow the vehicle. Use both feet on the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle and stop immediately in a safe place. With manual transmission models, you can also downshift the transmission to utilize engine braking.
Continuously variable transmission models
The power mode is in ACCESSORY when the engine is stopped. To change the mode to VEHICLE OFF, put the transmission into (P after the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
Manual transmission models
The power mode changes to VEHICLE OFF. Do not press the ENGINE START/STOP button while driving unless it is absolutely necessary for the engine to be turned off. If you press the ENGINE START/STOP button while driving, the beeper sounds.
If the Battery Is Dead
Jump Starting Procedure
Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, then open the hood.
- Open the cover on the positive + terminal.
- Connect the first jumper cable to your vehicle’s battery + terminal.
- Connect the other end of the first jumper cable to the booster battery + terminal.
Use a 12-volt booster battery only.
- When using an automotive battery charger to boost your 12-volt battery, select a lower charging voltage than a 15-volt. Check the charger manual for the proper setting.
- Connect the second jumper cable to the booster battery – terminal.
- Connect the other end of the second jumper cable to the stud bolt as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part.
- If your vehicle is connected to another vehicle, start the assisting vehicle’s engine and increase its rpm slightly.
- Attempt to start your vehicle’s engine. If it turns over slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.
A battery can explode if you do not follow the correct procedure, seriously injuring anyone nearby. Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking materials away from the battery. Securely attach the jumper cables clips so that they do not come off when the engine vibrates. Be careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the cable ends to touch each other while attaching or detaching the jumper cables. Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and may prevent the engine from starting.
What to Do After the Engine Starts
Once your vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following order.
- Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s ground.
- Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery -terminal.
- Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s battery + terminal.
- Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the booster battery + terminal.
Has your vehicle been inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer?
The Vehicle Stability Assist TM (VSA®) system, Vehicle Stability Assist TM (VSA®) OFF, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow*, safety support, and low tire pressure/ TPMS* indicators may come on in amber along with a message in the gauge when you set the power mode to ON after reconnecting the battery. Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h). Each indicator should go off. If any do not, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.
Shift Lever Does Not Move
Continuously variable transmission models
Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of the P position.
Releasing the Lock
- Set the parking brake.
- Remove the built-in key from the keyless remote.
- Wrap a cloth around the tip of the built-in key. Put it into the shift lock release slot as shown in the image, and remove the cover.
- Insert the key into the shift lock release slot.
- While pushing the key in, press the shift lever release button, and place the shift lever into N. The lock is now released. Has the shift lever checked by a dealer as soon as possible?
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