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REPAIR PROCEDURE

WARNING

To prevent serious injury or death, take the following safety precautions:

WARNING

Before attempting to repair a tire, make sure that the gear selector is in the Park (P) position, the engine is off, the Parking brake is applied, and the Smart key is removed from the vehicle. Turn on the hazard warning lamps.

WARNING

Check the tire sidewall prior to inflation. 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 sidewall. If any cracks, bumps, or similar damage appear, turn off the compressor and let the air out by means of the pressure relief valve. Do not continue to use the tire.

WARNING

Do not stand directly beside the tire while the compressor is pumping.

WARNING

If the tire inflation pressure does not reach 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa) within 10 minutes, the tire may have suffered excessive damage. A temporary repair will not be possible, and the vehicle should NOT be driven until the tire has been replaced.

WARNING

If any cracks, bumps, or similar damage appears, immediately turn off the compressor and let the air out of the tire. Do NOT drive the vehicle until the damaged tire has been replaced.

  1. Open the tire repair kit and peel off the maximum speed label. Attach the label to the facia, in the driver's field of vision. Take care not to obstruct any of the instruments or warning lamps.

  2. Uncoil the compressor power cable and the inflation hose.

  3. Unscrew the orange cap from the sealant bottle receiver and the sealant bottle cap.

  4. Screw the sealant bottle into the receiver (clockwise) until tight.

    NOTES

    Screwing the bottle onto the receiver will pierce the bottle's seal. Once the receiver has been fitted, a ratchet prevents it from being removed.

  5. Remove the valve cap from the damaged tire.

  6. Remove the protective cap from the inflation hose. Connect the inflation hose to the tire valve making sure that the hose is screwed on firmly.

  7. Making sure that the compressor switch is in the Off (0) position, insert the power cable connector into an auxiliary power socket, see STORAGE COMPARTMENTS.

    Switch on the ignition, see SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION.

  8. Switch on the compressor by positioning the switch to the (l) position.

  9. Inflate the tire to a minimum of 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa) and a maximum of 51 psi (3.5 bar, 350 kPa).

    NOTES

    When pumping the sealant through the tire valve, the pressure may rise up to 87 psi (6 bar, 600 kPa). The pressure will drop again after approximately 30 seconds.

  10. During the inflation, switch the compressor off briefly, to check the tire pressure using the gauge mounted on the compressor.

    NOTES

    It should not take longer than 10 minutes to inflate the tire. If, after a maximum of 10 minutes, the tire has not yet reached minimum pressure, the tire should not be used.

  11. Once the tire has been inflated to the required pressure, switch off the compressor. If desired, the ignition may be turned off after the compressor has been turned off.

  12. Remove the power connector from the auxiliary power socket.

  13. Remove the inflation hose from the tire valve, by unscrewing it as quickly as possible (counter-clockwise).

  14. Replace the inflation hose protective cap and the tire valve cap.

  15. Make sure that the tire repair kit (including the bottle and receiver caps) are placed securely in the vehicle. You will need to use the kit to check the tire pressure after a maximum of 6 miles (10 km), so make sure that they are easily accessible.

  16. Immediately drive the vehicle for a maximum of 6 miles (10 km), to allow the sealant to coat the inner surface of the tire and form a seal at the puncture.