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Honda CIVIC Emergency Response Manual

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This publilcation covers these
Civic Natural Gas Models:
• 1998-2000
• 2001-2005
• 2006-2011
• 2012
Prepared for Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical, and Professional Towing
Personnel by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Emergency Response Guide
Honda Natural Gas Vehicles
ACI47993

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    Emergency Response Guide Honda Natural Gas Vehicles This publilcation covers these Civic Natural Gas Models: • 1998-2000 • 2001-2005 • 2006-2011 • 2012 Prepared for Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical, and Professional Towing Personnel by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. ACI47993...

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    2012 model year. Part 2 contains model-specific information for each of the four models: the 1998-2000 Civic CNG, the 2001-2005 Civic CNG, the 2006-2011 Civic CNG, and the 2012 Civic CNG. This guide will be updated or replaced as Honda continues to introduce new CNG vehicles.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Part 1: Information for all Honda Natural Gas Vehicles Vehicle Description Type, Size, and Appearance Fuel Tank High-pressure CNG Line Engine Battery Built-In Safety Features Occupant Protection Features CNG Safety Features CNG Manual Shutoff Valve Potential Hazards Compressed Natural Gas...

  • Page 5: Type, Size, And Appearance

    Vehicle Description Part 1 Type, Size, and Appearance The Civic GX (Natural Gas) is a four-door, four-passenger car with a conventional internal combustion engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). All four models are nearly identical in appearance to their gasoline-powered counterparts except for labels indentifying them as powered by CNG.

  • Page 6: Fuel Tank

    Vehicle Description Part 1 Fuel Tank The fuel tank is in the trunk, behind a removable divider that separates it from the cargo area. The 36.6-inch-long (927 mm) and 18-inch-diameter (460 mm) tank is securely mounted between two frames attached to the trunk floor.

  • Page 7: Built-in Safety Features

    Built-In Safety Features Part 1 Occupant Protection Features All Civic GX's have lap/shoulder belts and dual front airbags. The 2001 and later models add pyrotechnic seat belt tensioners and side airbags for the driver and front passenger. The 2006 and later models add side-curtain airbags.

  • Page 8: Cng Manual Shutoff Valve

    Part 1 2001-2005 Model CNG Manual Shutoff Valve The Civic GX has a CNG manual shutoff valve to stop the flow of CNG from the fuel tank. The red handle of the valve is located near the left rear tire and the splash guard on 1998-2005 models and in front of the left rear tire on 2006 and later models.

  • Page 9: Potential Hazards

    Potential Hazards Part 1 Compressed Natural Gas Flammability in Air Explosivity in Air The CNG used in the Civic GX is a nontoxic (Volume %) (Volume %) gas that cannot spill and cannot contaminate the ground water. Like other fuels, however, CNG is both flammable and explosive.

  • Page 10: Emergency Procedures

    Incidents Involving Fire If a Civic GX is involved in a fire, follow standard fire-fighting procedures, but keep away from the rear of the car until the fire is completely out. Remember that high...

  • Page 11: Best Method For Stopping Fuel Flow And Turning Off The Engine

    Emergency Procedures Part 1 Best Method for Stopping CNG Flow and Turning Off the Engine Turn off the ignition switch, and remove the key. Turning off the ignition switch automatically shuts off the flow of CNG from the fuel tank. It also turns off power to the airbags and the seat belt tensioners within 3 minutes.

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    Emergency Procedures Part 1 Under-Hood 2012 Model Fuse Box To use this method, do this: 1. Open the hood and locate the under- hood fuse box and the battery. Battery 2012 Model 2. Remove the fuse box cover, and locate the main fuse.

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    Emergency Procedures Part 1 Least-Desirable Method for Stopping 2001-2005 Model CNG Flow and Turning Off the Engine Turn off the CNG manual shutoff valve. This method does not disable the airbags or the seat belt tensioners. It should be used only if the engine is running, you cannot reach the key, and you cannot reach under the hood.

  • Page 14: Extricating Occupants

    Part If you need to move the Civic GX only a short distance, such as to the side of the road, and it can still roll on the ground, the easiest way is to shift the transmission to neutral, then push the car manually.

  • Page 15: Towing

    Towing Part 1 The preferred method for transporting the Civic GX away from an emergency location is on a flatbed truck. If a flatbed is not available, wheel-lift equipment may be used, preferably with the front wheels lifted. If the rear wheels must be raised, set the parking brake, and shift the transmission to neutral before towing.

  • Page 16: 1998-2000 Civic Cng

    1998-2000 Civic CNG models are 4-door, 4- A blue, diamond-shaped label on the right passenger cars that appear the same as the rear of the 1998-2000 Civic CNG vehicles. Also, gasoline powered models except for the identifies it as being passed by CNG.

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    1998-2000 Civic CNG Part 2 Flammable Fluids Airbags CNG: 100 liters (8 gas gallons equalivent) Front Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger Engine Oil: 3.8 quarts (3.6 liters) Transmission Fluid: 6.2 quarts (5.9 liters) Underhood Components Main Fuse Location Main Fuse Screws...

  • Page 18: 2001-2005 Civic Cng

    2001-2005 Civic CNG models are 4-door, 4- A blue, diamond-shaped label on the right passenger cars that appear the same as the rear of the 2001-2005 Civic CNG vehicle also gasoline powered models except for the identifies it as being powered by CNG.

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    2001-2005 Civic CNG Part 2 Flammable Fluids Airbags CNG: 100 liters (8 gas gallons equalivent) Front Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger Engine Oil: 3.4 quarts (3.2 liters) Tensioners: Driver and Front Passenger Transmission Fluid: 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) Side Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger...

  • Page 20: 2006-2011 Civic Cng

    2006-2011 Civic CNG models are 4-door, A blue, diamond-shaped label on the right 5-passenger cars that appear the same as rear of the 2006-2011 Civic CNG vehicle also the gasoline powered models except for the identifies it as being powered by CNG.

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    2006-2011 Civic CNG Part 2 Flammable Fluids Airbags CNG: 100 liters (8 gas gallons equalivent) Front Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger Engine Oil: 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) Tensioners: Driver and Front Passenger Transmission Fluid: 6.2 quarts (5.9 liters) Side Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger...

  • Page 22: 2012 Civic Cng

    2012 Civic CNG models are 4-door, A blue, diamond-shaped label on the right 5-passenger cars that appear the same as rear of the 2012 Civic CNG vehicles, and the the gasoline powered models. words “Natural Gas” identify them as being powered by CNG.

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    2012 Civic CNG Part 2 Flammable Fluids Airbags CNG: 100 liters (8 gas gallons equalivent) Front Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger Engine Oil: 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) Tensioners: Driver and Front Passenger Transmission Fluid: 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) Side Airbags: Driver and Front Passenger...

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    Copyright © 2012, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Reorder Number Y0661 ACI 47993 (1205)

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