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WHEEL CHANGING

WARNING

Before raising the vehicle, refer to all warnings at the beginning of this section of the Owner's Handbook.

NOTES

The vehicle may be fitted with a tilt sensor, which activates the alarm if the vehicle is tilted in any direction after it has been locked. To lock the doors while changing the wheel, and avoid the alarm activating, the tilt sensor can be temporarily disabled. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

Before raising the vehicle, correctly position the wheel chocks. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

NOTES

Tool types and positions may vary from the illustration.

The location of the tools and jacking points are as follows:

  1. Luggage compartment floor panel: Lift the rear edge and pull to remove.

  2. Temporary-use spare wheel retaining bolt or clamp.

  3. Wheel brace.

  4. Towing eye.

  5. Wheel chock.

  6. Jack assembly: Observe the instructions printed on the jack.

  7. There are four jacking points on the underside of the vehicle. Two indented, triangular indicators are provided on each sill cover to indicate the location for the jack.

WARNING

Do not jack the vehicle under the side steps or side tubes.

NOTES

If the vehicle is fitted with deployable side steps, the side steps must be in the deployed position to allow access to the jacking points.

To deploy the side steps, select Roof Access from the Deployable Side Steps menu. See EXTRA FEATURES.

WARNING

Remove the spare wheel before jacking the vehicle, to avoid destabilizing the vehicle when raised.

See IMPORTANT – USE OF SPARE TIRE. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

Before changing a wheel, read and observe the warnings. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

CAUTION

Only jack the vehicle using the jacking points described, or damage to the vehicle could occur.

Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel nut brace to slacken the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced, by half a turn counter-clockwise. Use the wheel chock. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

  1. Open the tailgate. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE.

  2. Lift the rear edge of the luggage compartment floor panel and pull to remove.

  3. Continually rotate the spare wheel's securing center clamp plate counter-clockwise to release. Then continually rotate the top plate of the center bolt counter-clockwise to completely remove the securing plate and bolt assembly. See REMOVING THE SPARE WHEEL.

  4. Remove the spare wheel and the vehicle's tool kit.

  5. Fit the wheel chocks to the relevant wheel. See USING WHEEL CHOCKS.

    WARNING

    Make sure that the wheel chock is fully engaged with the tire and the road surface.

  6. Use the wheel brace to turn the wheel nuts half a turn counter-clockwise to slacken.

    WARNING

    Do not remove the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been safely and securely raised with the jack.

  7. Position the jack under the relevant jacking point.

    NOTES

    Do not allow the jack to contact the sill at any other point, as damage may result.

  8. Turn the jack lever clockwise to raise, until the jack head locates into the jacking point. Make sure that the base of the jack is in full contact with the road surface.

  9. Raise the vehicle using the jack, with a slow steady operation. Avoid rapid, jerky actions as they may cause the vehicle and jack to become unstable.

  10. Stop when the tire is just clear of the ground.

  11. Remove the slackened wheel nuts and place them together where they cannot roll away.

  12. Remove the wheel and place to one side. Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  13. To fit the spare wheel to the vehicle, align the spare wheel with the vehicle's wheel studs and then slide onto the hub.

  14. Refit the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten them in the sequence shown in the illustration. Make sure that the wheel is correctly and evenly fitted to the hub. Check that each wheel nut is in a similar position.

  15. Make sure that the area under the vehicle is clear of obstructions. Lower the vehicle slowly and smoothly.

  16. With all of the wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. Tighten the nuts, in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 98 lb.ft (133 Nm).

NOTES

If it is not possible to torque the wheel nuts when a wheel is replaced, they should be set to the correct torque as soon as possible.

If an alloy spare wheel is to be fitted, use a suitable blunt tool to knock the center cap out of the removed wheel. Use hand pressure only to press the center cap into the newly fitted spare.

Check and adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible. See Linked procedure not present at the moment.

NOTES

Examine the jack occasionally. Clean and grease the moving parts, particularly the screw thread, to prevent corrosion.