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Honda RIDGELINE 2019 Owner's Manual: Emergency Engine Stop; Emergency Towing

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HANDLING THE UNEXPECTED
1. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe
place. Turn off all accessories and turn
on the hazard warning lights.
2.
If steam or spray is not present: Keep
the engine running and open the hood.
If steam or spray is present: Turn off the
engine and wait until it subsides. Then,
open the hood.
3. Check that the cooling fan is operating
and stop the engine once the temperature gauge needle goes down. If the
cooling fan is not operating, immediately stop the engine.
4. Once the engine has cooled down, inspect the coolant level and check the
cooling system components for leaks. If the coolant level in the reserve tank
is low, add coolant until it reaches the MAX mark. If there is no coolant in
the reserve tank, make sure the radiator is cool, then cover the radiator cap
with a heavy cloth and open the cap. If necessary, add coolant up to the
base of the filler neck, and put the cap back on.
Once the engine has cooled sufficiently, restart it and check the temperature
gauge. If the temperature needle has gone down, resume driving. If it has not
gone down, contact a dealer for repairs.
Steam and spray from an overheated engine can seriously scald you.
Do not open the hood if steam is coming out.
Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to
spray out, seriously scalding you.
Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator
cap.
Continuing to drive with the temperature gauge needle at the H mark may
damage the engine.

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, choose
one of the following operations:
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• Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP
button for two seconds, or
• Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP
button three times.
The steering wheel will not lock. The power
mode changes to ACCESSORY, unless the
shift lever is in Park (P), in which case the
power mode changes to VEHICLE OFF.
Because turning off the engine also 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. Downshift gears and use
both feet on the brake pedal, if necessary, to slow the vehicle and stop
immediately in a safe place.
Do not press the button while driving unless it is absolutely necessary for the
engine to be switched off.

Emergency Towing

Call a professional towing service if you need to tow your vehicle.
All models
Flat bed equipment: The operator loads your vehicle on the back of a truck. This
is the best way to transport your vehicle.
2WD models
Wheel lift equipment: The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the
front tires and lift them off the ground. The rear tires remain on the ground. This
is an acceptable way to tow your vehicle.
Trying to lift or tow your vehicle by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The
bumpers are not designed to support the vehicle's weight.
Improper towing such as towing behind a motorhome or other motor vehicle
can damage the transmission.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Monitors the tire pressure while you are driving.
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