Changing a flat tire

If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions below:

Stopping the vehicle

1. Safely move the vehicle off the road and away from traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
3. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake. Move the shift selector to P (Park).
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and stand in a safe place, away from traffic and clear of the vehicle.

WARNING

● Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the automatic transmission is shifted into P (Park).
● Never change tires when the vehicle is on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is hazardous.
● Never change tires if oncoming traffic is close to your vehicle. Wait for professional road assistance.

Blocking wheels

Blocking wheels

Place suitable blocks 1 at both the front and back of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire 2 to prevent the vehicle from moving when it is jacked up.

WARNING

Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle may move and result in personal injury.

Getting the spare tire and tools

Getting the spare tire and tools

1. Open the liftgate, and lift the luggage board in the cargo area using the handle A .

2. Remove the jack and tool kit cover by lifting

2. Remove the jack and tool kit cover by lifting up using the handles.

3. Remove the tool kit B .

3. Remove the tool kit B .

● To release the tool kit, release the hook and eye straps C .

4. Remove the jack.

4. Remove the jack.

● The jack is secured by a fastener D , to release the fastener assemble the extension E into the wheel nut wrench F as illustrated and rotate counterclockwise to release.
● Insert the flat end of the wheel nut wrench F into the slot of the fastener D , and rotate counterclockwise to release the jack.

5. The lowering mechanism for the spare tire is located on the passenger side of the cargo area. Remove the cover G to access the spare tire winch.

6. Insert the spare tire winch socket H to the

6. Insert the spare tire winch socket H to the lowering mechanism nut.
7. To lower the spare tire, insert the wheel nut wrench F to the extension E and insert the T-shaped end to the winch socket H and rotate counterclockwise.
8. After removing the spare tire from under the vehicle, be sure to crank the cable up to stow it.

NOTE:

Fully lower the spare tire below the vehicle before attempting to remove the winch from the spare tire.

CAUTION

● Make sure safety cable is coiled above spare tire when reinstalling spare tire/wheel.
● When re-installing the spare tire under the vehicle after use, be sure to secure it with the tire stem facing down toward the ground. If the spare tire is improperly secured with the tire stem facing up towards the bottom of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of separating from the vehicle in the event of crash which may pose a hazard in traffic or risk of injury to others.

Jacking up vehicle and removing the damaged tire

WARNING

● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. If it is necessary to work under the vehicle, support it with safety stands.
● Use only the jack provided with your vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the jack provided with your vehicle on other vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change.
● Use the correct jack-up points. Never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support.
● Never jack up the vehicle more than necessary.
● Never use blocks on or under the jack.
● Do not start or run the engine while vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the vehicle to move. This is especially true for vehicles with limited slip differentials.
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the vehicle while it is on the jack.
● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off the ground. It may cause the vehicle to move.

Always refer to the illustration for the correct placement and jack-up points for your specific vehicle model and jack type.

Carefully read the caution label attached to the jack body and the following instructions.

1. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns by turning counterclockwise with the wheel nut wrench. Do not remove the wheel nuts until the tire is off the ground.

2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up

2. Place the jack directly under the jack-up point as illustrated so the top of the jack contacts the vehicle at the jack-up point. The jack-up points are indicated by stamped arrows on the side of the frame.

The jack should be used on firm and level ground.

3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jack

3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jack as shown.
4. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever and rod. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire clears the ground.

NOTE:

NOTE:

If the lug nut wrench/jack handle contacts the ground while raising the vehicle, disassemble the lug nut wrench from the jack extension rod, rotate it 90 degrees and reassemble.

5. Remove the wheel nuts and then remove the tire.

Installing the spare tire

Installing the spare tire

The spare tire is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.

1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten the wheel nuts finger tight.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until they are tight.
4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire touches the ground. Then, with the wheel nut wrench, tighten the wheel nuts securely in the sequence illustrated ( A , B , C , D , E ). Lower the vehicle completely.

WARNING

● Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose or come off. This could cause an accident.
● Do not use oil or grease on the wheel studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts to become loose.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has been driven for 600 miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire, etc.).

As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque with a torque wrench.

Wheel nut tightening torque:

83 ft-lb (113 N·m)

The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specification at all times. It is recommended that wheel nuts be tightened to specifications at each lubrication interval.

Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.

COLD pressure: After vehicle has been parked for three hours or more or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).

COLD tire pressures are shown on the tire and loading information label affixed to the driver side center pillar.

5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equipment in the vehicle.

6. Close the liftgate.

WARNING

● Always make sure that the spare tire and jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Such items can become dangerous projectiles in an accident or sudden stop.
● The spare tire is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
● When re-installing the spare tire under the vehicle after use, be sure to secure it with the tire stem facing down toward the ground. If the spare tire is improperly secured with the tire stem facing up towards the bottom of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of separating from the vehicle in the event of crash which may pose a hazard in traffic or risk of injury to others.

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