Changing a Flat Tyre

If a tyre goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tyre with a full-size spare tyre. (Steel type).

  1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, non-slippery surface, and apply the parking brake.
  2. Move the shift lever to R.
  3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK 0*1.

*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tyre

  1. Open the luggage area floor lid.
  1. Take the tool case out of the luggage area.
  2. Take the wheel nut wrench, jack handle bar and jack out of the tool case.
  3. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tyre.
  1. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear of the wheel diagonal to the flat tyre.
  1. Place the spare tyre (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near the tyre that needs to be replaced.
Models with wheel cover
  1. Put the flat tip of the jack handle bar into the edge of the wheel cover. Carefully pry the edge and remove the cover.
    • Wrap a cloth around the flat tip of the jack handle bar to prevent scratches on the cover.
All models
  1. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.
WARNING: The jack can only be used for helping an emergency vehicle breakdown, not for changing the regular seasonal tyre or any other normal maintenance or repair operation.

Do not use the jack if it doesn't work properly. Call your dealer or a professional towing service.

How to Set Up the Jack

  1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tyre to be changed.
  1. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in the image until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point.
    • Make sure that the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch.
  1. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar and the jack handle, until the tyre is off the ground.
The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath.

Follow the directions for changing a tyre exactly, and no person should place any portion of their body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
WARNING: The jack shall be placed on a flat and stable surface on the same level as the vehicle is parked.

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 may not fit the jacking point.

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.

Replacing the Flat Tyre

  1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tyre.
  1. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel with a clean cloth.
  2. Mount the spare tyre.
  3. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the lips around the mounting holes, then stop rotating.
  1. 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:
    108 N∙m (11 kgf∙m, 80 lbf∙ft)
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra torque using your foot or a pipe.

Models with wheel cover
Make sure the wire support ring is hooked into the clips around the edge of the wheel cover.

Align the valve mark on the wheel cover to the tyre valve on the wheel, then install the wheel cover.

Storing the Flat Tyre

Models with aluminium wheels
  1. Remove the centre cap.
All models
  1. Place the flat tyre face down in the spare tyre well.
  2. Secure the flat tyre with the wing bolt.
  3. Securely store the wheel nut wrench, jack handle bar and jack back in the tool case.
  4. Store the case in the luggage area under the luggage floor lid.
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.
Models with wheel cover
Make sure the wire support ring is on the outer side of the tyre valve as shown.

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