Carbon Monoxide Gas Accord

The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle and follow the instructions set forth below, you will not accumulate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide gas in the vehicle interior.

Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever:

  • The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.
  • The exhaust system may have been damaged.
  • The vehicle is raised for an oil change.

When you operate a vehicle with thetrunkopen, airflow can pull exhaust gas into the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with thetrunkopen, open all the windows and set theclimate control system as shown below:

  1. Select the fresh air mode.
  2. Select the mode.
  3. Set the fan speed to high.
  4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.

Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running.

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Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide.

An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up with carbon monoxide gas. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the garage immediately after starting the engine.

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Carbon Monoxide Gas Accord
The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle and follow the instructions set forth...