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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Changing a Flat Tire

If a Tire Goes Flat  
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.  
1Changing 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.  
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery and apply the parking brake.  
2. Move the shift lever to (P  
.
3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0*1  
.
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.  
*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button  
instead of an ignition switch.  
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Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire  
1. Open the cargo area floor lid.  
2. Take the tool bag out of the cargo area.  
Take the wheel nut wrench and jack handle  
bar out of the tool bag.  
Tool Bag  
Spare Tire  
3. Take the jack out of the spare tire area.  
4. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the  
spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tire.  
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5. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear  
of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.  
Wheel  
Blocks  
The tire to be replaced.  
6. Place the compact spare tire wheel side up  
under the vehicle body, near the tire that  
needs to be replaced.  
7. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn  
using the wheel nut wrench.  
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1How to Set Up the Jack  
How to Set Up the Jack  
1. Place the jack under the jacking point  
closest to the tire to be changed.  
3WARNING  
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.  
2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in  
the image until the top of the jack contacts  
the jacking point.  
u Make sure that the jacking point tab is  
resting in the jack notch.  
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.  
3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar  
and the jack handle, until the tire is off the  
ground.  
Jack  
Handle  
Bar  
Wheel Nut  
Wrench as Jack Handle  
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1Replacing the Flat Tire  
Replacing the Flat Tire  
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra  
torque using your foot or a pipe.  
1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.  
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, then stop  
rotating.  
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:  
80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m)  
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1Storing the Flat Tire  
Storing the Flat Tire  
1. Remove the center cap.  
3WARNING  
Center Cap  
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.  
2. Place the flat tire face down in the spare tire  
well.  
For compact spare tire  
Wing  
Bolt  
3. Remove the spacer cone from the wing  
bolt, flip it over, and insert it back on the  
bolt. Secure the flat tire with the wing bolt.  
4. Securely store the wheel nut wrench and  
jack handle bar back in the tool bag. Store  
the bag in the cargo area.  
Spacer  
Cone  
5. Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s  
end bracket to lock it in place.  
For full-size tire  
TPMS and the Spare Tire  
If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the  
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, but this is normal.  
Calibrate the TPMS when you replace the tire with a specified regular tire.  
2 TPMS Calibration P. 401  
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