If a Tire Goes Flat

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Changing a Flat Tire

If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size tire repaired or replaced.

1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake.

2. Move the shift lever to 3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK  .

3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK Changing a Flat Tire Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact spare. .

Changing a Flat Tire Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact spare. It should be set to the specified pressure. Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2)

When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with a full-size tire as soon as possible. The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are specifically for this model. Do not use them with another vehicle. Do not use another type of compact spare tire or wheel with your vehicle. Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire. If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact spare tire. Remove the flat front tire and replace it with the full-size tire that was removed from the rear. Mount the tire chains on the front tire. Do not use a puncture-repairing agent on a flat tire, as it can damage the tire pressure sensor.

Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire

1. Remove the cargo area floor lid.

1. Remove the cargo area floor lid.

2. Remove the cover and take the jack, stay, wheel nut wrench, and extension

2. Remove the cover and take the jack, stay, wheel nut wrench, and extension bar out of the tool case.

3. Remove the cover and the rubber cap on the cargo area to access the shaft

3. Remove the cover and the rubber cap on the cargo area to access the shaft for the spare tire hoist.

4. Fold down the third row seats.

5. Put the extension bar with the wheel nut wrench on the hoist shaft. Turn the

5. Put the extension bar with the wheel nut wrench on the hoist shaft. Turn the wrench to the left to lower the spare tire to the ground.

6. Keep turning the wheel nut wrench to create slack in the cable.

6. Keep turning the wheel nut wrench to create slack in the cable.

7. Remove the bracket from the spare tire.

8. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear of the wheel diagonal to the

8. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.

9. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near

9. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near the tire that needs to be replaced.

10. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.

10. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.

How to Set Up the Jack

1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tire to be changed.

1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tire to be changed.

2. Turn the dial at the bottom of the jack to the right until the top of the

2. Turn the dial at the bottom of the jack to the right until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point.

 - Make sure that the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch.

How to Set Up the Jack

WARNING

The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath. Follow the directions for changing a tire exactly, and never get under the vehicle when it is supported only by the jack.

Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the vehicle. Use the jack provided in your vehicle. Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or their shape may not match.

The following instructions must be followed to use the jack safely.

 - Do not use while the engine is running.

 - Use only where the ground is firm and level.

 - Use only at the jacking points.

 - Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.

 - Do not put anything on top of or underneath the jack.

3. Raise the vehicle, using the stay, extension bar, and the jack handle, until the tire is off the ground.

Replacing the Flat Tire

Replacing the Flat Tire

1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.

1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.

2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel with a clean cloth.

2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel with a clean cloth.

3. Mount the compact spare tire.

4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the lips around the mounting holes, and stop rotating.

5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. Tighten the wheel nuts in the order

5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. Tighten the wheel nuts in the order indicated in the image. Go around, tightening the nuts, two to three times in this order.

Wheel nut torque: 94 lbf∙ft (127 N∙m, 13 kgf∙m)

Replacing the Flat Tire

Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra torque using your foot or a pipe.

Storing the Flat Tire

If you store a full size tire on the hoist, remove the spacer to loosen the two bolts.

1. Remove the center cap.

1. Remove the center cap.

2. Place the flat tire face up under the hoist.

3. Insert the hoist bracket into the center hole of the flat tire.

4. Turn the extension bar with the wheel nut wrench to the right until the flat

4. Turn the extension bar with the wheel nut wrench to the right until the flat tire rests against the underbody of the vehicle and you hear the hoist click.

5. Securely put the jack, stay, extension bar, and wheel nut wrench back in the tool case.

Storing the Flat Tire

WARNING

Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and can seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving.

Always raise the spare tire hoist, even if you are not stowing a tire. If the hoist is left down, it will be damaged during driving and need to be replaced.

TPMS and the Spare Tire

Models with information display

If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure indicator comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the indicator will go off and the TPMS indicator comes on, but this is normal. If you replace the tire with a specified regular tire, the low tire pressure or TPMS indicator will go off after a few miles (kilometers).

Models with multi-information display

If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on. CHECK TPMS SYSTEM appears on the multi-information display, but this is normal.

If you replace the tire with a specified regular tire, the warning message on the multi-information display and the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will go off after a few miles (kilometers).

TPMS and the Spare Tire

The system cannot monitor the pressure of the spare tire. Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure that it is correct. Use TPMS specific wheels. Each is equipped with a tire pressure sensor mounted inside the tire behind the valve stem.

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