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WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY

Before raising the vehicle, or changing a wheel, make sure that you read and comply with the following warnings. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.

WARNING

Always find a safe place to stop, off the highway and away from traffic.

Switch on the hazard warning lamps to alert all traffic of the obstruction.

Apply the Parking brake and engage transmission Park (P). Turn the engine off and remove the Smart key from the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in unexpected movement of the vehicle causing serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure that all passengers and animals are out of the vehicle and in a safe place, away from the highway.

Place a warning triangle at a suitable distance behind the vehicle, facing towards oncoming traffic.

WARNING

Make sure that the vehicle and jack are both on firm level ground. Do not jack the vehicle if it is over a metal grating or manhole cover.

Make sure that the front wheels are in the straight ahead position.

WARNING

When one rear wheel is lifted off the ground, the selection of transmission Park P position will not prevent the vehicle from moving and possibly slipping off the jack as the Parking brake only operates on the rear wheels.

Use a wheel chock when jacking the vehicle. Always chock the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be changed. Chock the front of a front wheel, or the rear of a rear wheel.

If jacking the vehicle on a slight slope is unavoidable, place chocks on the downhill side of the two opposite wheels. An additional chock will be needed.

WARNING

Take care when lifting the punctured wheel. The wheels are heavy, and can cause injuries if not handled correctly.

Always make sure replacement tires have the correct rating and specifications (e.g. load index, size, speed rating) for your vehicle.

After wheel changing, always secure tools, chocks and jack in their correct storage positions. Such objects, if not properly stowed, can become flying missiles in a crash or rollover, potentially causing injury or death.

WARNING

Always use the complete jacking lever assembly throughout the tire changing process, to minimize any chance of accidental injury.

Always position the jack from the side of the vehicle, in line with the appropriate jacking point.

Never place anything between the jack and the ground, or between the jack and the vehicle.

Only jack the vehicle using the approved jacking points. Do not attempt to raise the vehicle unless the jack head is fully engaged in the jacking point.

WARNING

THAT NO PERSON SHOULD PLACE ANY PORTION OF THEIR BODY UNDER A VEHICLE THAT IS SUPPORTED BY A JACK.

WARNING

Take care when loosening the wheel nuts. The wheel brace may slip off if not properly attached and the wheel nuts may give way suddenly. Either unexpected movement may cause an injury.

WARNING

Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is supported only by a jack.