CR-V 15 year model is a minor model change on the previous models as pointed out in this thread CR-V 15 year model is a minor model change on the previous models. This is to bring the new Owners for 15YM CR-V up to speed with the new advancements and new service and maintenance procedures. Main changes to the MY15 9 speed automatic transmission Service tip Unlike previous Honda automatic transmissions, the 9 speed automatic transmission does not have an fluid level dipstick. There is a special method detailed in WSM to check the fluid level which involves using HDS and getting the correct oil temperature. Because the fluid level checking process can take some time and also requires the replacement of parts, it should only be performed during PDI, if there is any evidence of fluid leakage around the transmission. New: Emergency Park Release - 9AT When the engine cannot be started due to a dead battery, transmission failure or engine trouble, the 9AT transmission will be locked in park (P) and the vehicle cannot be moved. In the case of a dead battery, recharging the battery and restarting the engine will allow the gear position to be changed. When you need to move the vehicle immediately in an emergency or when the engine cannot be run, you can disengage the parking lock in the transmission by following the procedure below. 1. Make sure the vehicle is on a firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake fully. 2. Leave the ignition switch in position (I) Accessory, and make sure the steering lock is not on by turning the steering wheel. 3. Open the bonnet. 4. Insert a screwdriver into the hole in the shaft of the parking release bolt (A) and swing the screwdriver anticlockwise to loosen the parking release bolt. The parking release bolt is now loosened. Insert the screwdriver in the screw head of the parking release bolt and rotate the bolt (B) until it contacts the stopper (C).The lock is now released and the gear has been shifted from (P) to (N). 6. Move the vehicle to a safe location as required. 7. When done, be sure to rotate the parking release bolt clockwise to return it back to the original position and then, swing the screwdriver inserted in the hole in the shaft of the bolt clockwise to firmly tighten the bolt so that it may not be loosened. New change: Audio anti-theft system Whenever power to the audio unit has been interrupted (EG battery disconnection), there is no need to input an anti-theft code, as the audio units are VIN matched to the vehicle. To restart the audio system, switch on the ignition and when the display asks you to, push and hold the power button (A) for 2 seconds. The audio unit will automatically check and recognize the VIN of the vehicle and then start up. Audio equipped Honda Connect equipped Note: An anti-theft code is only required if an audio unit is swapped to another vehicle. There is no longer an anti-theft code sticker supplied, If the anti-theft code is required, then it can be obtained by contacting Honda. Change: Setting the clock i-MID Type The time on the clock display can be adjusted with the ignition switch ON. 1. Press the MENU button on the steering. 2. Select "Adjust clock" with the +/- buttons, then press the "SOURCE" button. 3. Press the +/- buttons to change the setting between 12H and 24H 4. Select hours or minutes with the </> buttons. 5. Press the +/- buttons to adjust the numbers up or down. 6. Select Enter with the </> buttons, then press the SOURCE button to enter your selection. Honda Connect type For vehicles with Honda Connect, The clock is automatically updated via GPS, so the time should not need to be adjusted. There is the facility to change the time zone that the clock is based on. New: Fuel run out prevention system (Diesel models). To prevent the fuel system from completely running out of fuel, as there is no longer a fuel hand primer fitted to prime the system, the driver will be warned in stages following on from the normal low fuel level light warning. These warnings are shown on the MID (Multi Information Display) 1. Low fuel warning - Fill up as soon as possible. 2. Range is 0 - Vehicle maximum speed is restricted. 3. Remaining fuel nearly empty - Vehicle will not restart. Maintenance information New: Fuel hand primer special tool. As there is no longer a fuel hand primer fitted on every vehicle, if the fuel system needs to be primed after either a fuel system repair or fuel strainer replacement, then this fuel hand primer special tool will need to be used in accordance with the WSM bleeding procedure. This special tool will be provided to all dealers by Honda around the end of February 2015. If a tool is required before these arrive a commercially available vacuum tool could be used to draw fuel up from the fuel tank. Change: How to bleed air from the fuel system (1.6 Diesel) If the fuel tank has been run dry, air may enter the fuel system. This prevents the engine from restarting even after you refuel the vehicle. Bleed the air from the fuel system as follows: 1. Pour at least 5 litres of fuel in the fuel tank. 2. Open the bonnet. 3. Install the fuel hand primer special tool (Refer to WSM for details) 4. Squeeze the fuel hand primer (A) until you feel a strong resistance. 5. Start the engine. Note: If the engine does not start, do not operate the starter for more than 10 seconds at a time. This could damage the fuel pump and the engine starter. If the engine does not start, go back to step 4. 6. Depress the accelerator pedal slightly and hold it at approximately 1,500 RPM for about 30 seconds. 7. Turn off the engine and then remove the fuel hand primer special tool and refit the original pipe work. 8. Restart the engine again and allow it to run for 30 seconds. Repeat this at least three times at intervals of approximately 45 seconds. Change: Fuel strainer replacement (1.6 diesel 4WD) To replace the fuel strainer on the 1.6 diesel 4WD, removal of the exhaust A pipe (A) is required and detailed in WSM, to be able to gain enough access to remove the strainer from the vehicle. Note: Additional gaskets and fixing will be required when refitting.