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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.

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

WARNING

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

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's securing bolt and clamp.

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

  4. Jack handle.

  5. Wheel brace.

  6. Jack retaining screw.

  7. Clip.

  8. Jacking points (four) are placed on the underside of the vehicle. Place the jack assembly under the vehicle's jacking point. To lift the vehicle, rotate the jack handle clockwise.

WARNING

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

WARNING

The jack is designed for wheel changing only. Never work beneath the vehicle with the jack as the only means of support. Always use correctly rated vehicle support stands, before putting any part of the body beneath the vehicle.

CAUTION

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

NOTES

To deploy the side steps, select the EXTRA FEATURES screen from the TOUCHSCREEN HOME MENU. See TOUCHSCREEN HOME MENU.

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.

  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 floor to the relevant jacking point.

    CAUTION

    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. Place the wheel nuts 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. 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 the nuts 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 space 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 TIRE PRESSURES.

NOTES

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

Vehicles with fixed side steps, deployable side steps, or side tubes:

If the vehicle is fitted with deployable side steps, fixed side steps, or side tubes, the standard vehicle jacking points are obscured.

WARNING

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

WARNING

The deployable side steps must be in the stored position and the system switched off, when raising the vehicle. Do not raise the vehicle with the deployable side steps in the deployed position.

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 raise the vehicle, use the jacking points located on the front and rear of the side tubes, fixed side steps, or deployable side steps.