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WHEEL CHANGING

Make sure to read and fully understand the following warnings. Failure to comply with the safety instructions could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Before raising the vehicle, refer to the following warnings and all warnings at the beginning of this section of the Owner's Handbook. See WHEEL CHANGING SAFETY.

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

WARNING

Only jack the vehicle using the approved jacking points. Do not jack the vehicle using the side steps or side tubes.

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

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

NOTES

The vehicle may be fitted with a tilt sensor. A tilt sensor 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.

To change a wheel:

  1. Use the wheel nut brace to loosen the wheel nuts of the wheel to be replaced. Turn half a turn counter-clockwise.

  2. Locate the jack under the relevant jacking point.

    CAUTION

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

  3. Unfold the handle from the stored position on the jack.

  4. Rotate the handle clockwise to raise the jack, until the jack pin locates into the jacking point.

    WARNING

    Avoid rapid, jerky actions, as this may cause the vehicle and jack to become unstable, which may result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

  5. Raise the vehicle until the wheel is clear of the ground.

  6. Remove the wheel nuts. Place the wheel nuts together where they cannot roll away.

  7. Remove the wheel and place it to one side.

    CAUTION

    Do not lay the wheel on its face, as this may damage the finish.

  8. Fit the spare wheel to the hub.

  9. Refit the wheel nuts. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts. Make sure the wheel is making contact with the hub evenly.

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

  11. With all of the wheels on the ground and the jack removed, fully tighten the wheel nuts. Tighten the wheel nuts, in the sequence shown in the illustration, to the correct torque of 133 Nm.

WARNING

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. Failure to do so could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

Check and adjust the tyre pressure as soon as possible. See TYRE PRESSURES.