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REPAIR PROCEDURE

WARNING

Before attempting to repair a tire, make sure that the gear selector is in the park (P) position and the engine is switched off. Make sure that the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied. Switch on the hazard warning lights and remove the smart key from the vehicle.

WARNING

Check the tire's sidewall before inflating the tire. If there are any cracks, bumps, or similar damage, do not attempt to inflate the tire. Do not stand directly beside the tire while the compressor is pumping. Watch the tire's sidewall. If any cracks, bumps, or similar damage appear, switch off the compressor. Let the air out of the tire via the pressure relief valve. Do not continue to use the tire.

WARNING

If the tire's inflation pressure does not reach 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa) within 7 minutes, the tire may have suffered excessive damage. A temporary repair is not possible. The vehicle should not be driven until the tire has been replaced.

NOTES

Make sure the vehicle is not in an enclosed area.

  1. Read the instructions carefully. If in doubt regarding the ability to carry out the instructions, or if you cannot comply with the warnings, seek assistance.

  2. Open the tire repair system and peel off the warning label. Attach the label to the windshield in a visible location, but not obstructing the driver’s field of vision.

    NOTES

    It is mandatory to respect the speed and mileage recommendations, as stated on the warning label, for a repaired tire.

  3. Uncoil the inflation hose and the compressor's power cable. Unscrew the orange cap from the sealant bottle receiver and the sealant bottle cap. Screw the sealant bottle into the receiver clockwise, until it is completely tight. Remove the valve cap from the damaged tire and the protective cap from the inflation hose. Make sure that the valve cap is stored in a known location for future use. Connect the inflation hose to the tire valve. Make sure that the hose is screwed fully onto the tire valve.

    NOTES

    Do not pierce the bottle before fitting it to the receiver. Screwing the bottle onto the receiver pierces the bottle's seal. Once the sealant bottle has been fitted onto the receiver, a ratchet prevents it from being removed.

  4. Make sure that the compressor switch is in the off (0) position. Insert the power cable connector into a power socket marked 12V. Start the engine. See DRIVER CONTROLS.

    NOTES

    The cigar lighter socket should not be used for this purpose.

  5. Switch the compressor switch to the (I) position. Run the compressor for no longer than 10 minutes.

    NOTES

    During tire inflation, sealant might leak from the damaged tire, which is normal. The leaking might happen when damage portion is at a lower position. Do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on the sidewall of the tire.

  6. Switch off the compressor. Check the inflation pressure on the gauge provided within the compressor.

    Check the pressure. If it is less than 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa), do not attempt to drive. Seek assistance. If the pressure is greater than 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa), prepare the vehicle for driving.

  7. Unscrew the inflation hose. Replace the hose cap. Securely store the tire repair system in the trunk, for easy access during the next inflation check.

    NOTES

    The vehicle should be driven as soon as possible and within 1 minute of completing the tire pressure check.

  8. Drive the vehicle 2 to 6 miles (3 to 10 km) or for 10 minutes. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).

  9. On completion of the drive, stop the vehicle. Connect the compressor's inflation hose to the tire valve and check the tire pressure. If the measured tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 bar, 130 kPa), do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Seek assistance.

    Or.

    If the measured tire pressure is greater than 19 psi (1.3 bar, 130 kPa) and less than 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), switch on the compressor. Inflate to a minimum of 32 psi and not exceeding the maximum pressure as stated on the tire sidewall for a maximum of 10 minutes. If a tire pressure of 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), is not achieved, seek assistance. If the pressure is greater than 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), the vehicle may be driven for 2 to 6 miles (3 to 10 km), or for 10 minutes without exceeding 50 mph (80 km/h). On completion of the drive, stop the vehicle. Connect the compressor's inflation hose to the tire valve and check the tire pressure.

    If the measured tire pressure is less than 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), do not attempt to drive. Seek assistance.

    If the measured tire pressure is greater than 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), the vehicle may be driven for up to 120 miles (200 km) at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). It is recommended to drive to the nearest tire repair center or retailer/authorized repairer for a replacement tire to be fitted. Be sure to make the repair center aware that the tire repair system has been used, before the tire is removed.

  10. The tire inflation hose, the receiver, and the sealant bottle must be replaced once a new tire has been fitted, and stored securely in the vehicle.

    NOTES

    When pumping the sealant through the tire valve, sealant may leak from the puncture location. The pressure may rise up to 87 psi (6 bar). The pressure drops again after approximately 30 seconds.

    CAUTION

    Remove any excess sealant immediately. Failure to do so may result in a surface residue that is difficult to remove.