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REPAIR PROCEDURE

WARNING

Before attempting to repair a tire, refer to all of the warnings in the tire repair system safety information section of the Owner's Handbook. Failure to do so could lead to serious injury or death.

See TIRE REPAIR SYSTEM SAFETY.

WARNING

If in any doubt regarding the ability to carry out the instructions, or if the warnings in this section cannot be complied with, seek qualified assistance. Failure to do so could lead to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Check the tire's sidewall before inflation. If there are any cracks, bumps, or similar damage, do not attempt to inflate the tire. Doing so could lead to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Watch the tire's sidewall. If any cracks, bumps, or similar damage appear, switch off the compressor and let the air out by means of the pressure relief valve. Do not continue to use the tire. Doing so could lead to serious injury or death.

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. Do not drive the vehicle until the tire has been replaced. Attempting a repair on the tire could lead to serious injury or death.

To carry out the repair procedure:

  1. Open the tire repair system. 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

    The speed and mileage recommendations for a repaired tire are mandated and must be observed. The speed and mileage recommendations are stated on the warning label.

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

  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 it is completely tight.

    NOTES

    Do not pierce the sealant bottle before fitting it to the receiver.

    NOTES

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

  5. Remove the valve cap from the damaged tire.

    NOTES

    Make sure that the valve cap is stored in a known location for future use.

  6. Remove the protective cap from the inflation hose and connect the inflation hose to the tire valve.

    NOTES

    Make sure that the inflation hose is fully screwed on to the tire valve.

  7. Make sure that the compressor switch is in the off (0) position. Insert the power cable connector into a power socket marked 12V. See AUXILIARY POWER SOCKETS.

    NOTES

    Do not use the cigar lighter socket for this purpose.

  8. Start the engine. See STARTING THE ENGINE.

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

    WARNING

    Do not exceed the maximum tire pressure stated on the sidewall of the tire. Doing so could lead to serious injury or death.

    CAUTION

    When pumping the sealant through the tire valve, sealant may leak from the puncture location. Remove any excess sealant immediately. Failure to do so may result in a surface residue that is difficult to remove.

    NOTES

    When pumping the sealant through the tire valve, the compressor’s pressure gauge may rise up to 87 psi (6 bar, 600 kPa). The measurement at this point is the pressure within the compressor and not the pressure within the tire. This is normal and should not cause alarm. The pressure drops again after approximately 30 seconds.

  10. Switch off the compressor.

  11. Check the inflation pressure on the compressor's pressure gauge.

    If the pressure is greater than 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa), continue with the repair procedure.

    If the pressure is less than 26 psi (1.8 bar, 180 kPa), do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Seek qualified assistance.

  12. Unscrew the inflation hose. Replace the hose cap. Securely store the tire repair system in the vehicle.

    NOTES

    Drive the vehicle as soon as possible and within 1 minute of completing the tire pressure check.

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

  14. After driving 2 to 6 miles (3 to 10 km) or for 10 minutes, stop the vehicle in a safe place. Connect the compressor's inflation hose to the tire valve and check the tire pressure.

    If the 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/authorised 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. Proceed to step 16.

    If the tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 bar, 130 kPa), do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Seek qualified assistance.

    If the 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. Run the compressor for no longer than 10 minutes. Do not exceed the maximum tire pressure stated on the sidewall of the tire. If a tire pressure of 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa) is not achieved, seek qualified assistance.

    If the tire pressure is greater than 32 psi (2.2 bar, 220 kPa), proceed to step 14.

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

  16. After driving 2 to 6 miles (3 to 10 km) or for 10 minutes, stop the vehicle in a safe place. Connect the compressor's inflation hose to the tire valve and check the tire pressure.

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

    If the 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/authorised 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.

  17. Securely store the compressor and sealant bottle in the correct storage positions. See WHEEL CHANGING.

  18. Replace the tire inflation hose, the receiver, and the sealant bottle once a new tire has been fitted.