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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tyre

uuIf a Tyre Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tyre  
1Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tyre  
Temporarily Repairing a Flat Tyre  
If the tyre has a large cut or is otherwise severely damaged, you will need to have  
the vehicle towed. If the tyre only has a small puncture, from a nail for instance, you  
can use the temporary tyre repair kit so that you can drive to the nearest service  
station for a more permanent repair.  
The kit should not be used in the following situations.  
Instead, contact a dealer or roadside assistant to have  
the vehicle towed.  
The tyre sealant has expired.  
More than one tyre is punctured.  
The puncture or cut is larger than 4 mm (3/16 inch).  
The tyre side wall is damaged or the puncture is  
outside the contact area.  
If a tyre goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually  
to reduce speed. Then stop in a safe place.  
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking  
brake.  
When the puncture is:  
Kit Use  
Yes  
Smaller than 4 mm  
(3/16 inch)  
Automatic transmission models  
Contact  
Area  
Larger than 4 mm  
(3/16 inch)  
No  
2. Change the gear position to (P  
.
Manual transmission models  
Damage has been caused by driving with the tyres  
extremely under inflated.  
The tyre bead is no longer seated.  
A rim is damaged.  
2. Move the shift lever to (R  
.
All models  
3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0*1  
u When towing a trailer, unhitch the trailer.  
.
Do not remove a nail or screw that punctured the  
tyre. If you remove it from the tyre, you may not be  
able to repair the puncture using the kit.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
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uuIf a Tyre Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tyre  
1Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tyre  
Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair the Flat Tyre  
When making a temporary repair, carefully read the  
instruction manual provided with the kit.  
Deflation Button  
Air Compressor Switch  
Instruction Manual  
Speed Limit Label  
Air Compressor  
Sealant Bottle  
Wheel Label  
Expiration Date  
Floor Lid  
1. Pull up the strap and open the luggage area  
floor lid.  
2. Take the kit out of the case.  
3. Place the kit, face up, on flat ground near  
the flat tyre, away from traffic. Do not place  
the kit on its side.  
Strap  
Tyre Repair Kit  
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1Injecting Sealant and Air  
Injecting Sealant and Air  
1. Remove the valve cap from the tyre valve  
stem.  
3WARNING  
Tyre sealant contains substances that are  
harmful and can be fatal if swallowed.  
Tyre Valve Stem  
If accidentally swallowed, do not induce  
vomiting. Drink plenty of water and get  
medical attention immediately.  
Valve Cap  
Tyre Valve Stem  
For skin or eye contact, flush with cool  
water and get medical attention if  
necessary.  
2. Shake the sealant bottle.  
3. Attach the sealant/air hose onto the tyre  
valve stem. Screw it until it is tight.  
u Make sure the bottle remains upright to  
ensure all the sealant flows into the  
tyre.  
Keep the sealant bottle out of the reach of children.  
Do not shake the bottle after the bottle cap removed.  
If you shake the bottle after the cap removed, it may  
spill sealant.  
Sealant/air hose  
Bottle Adapter  
In cold temperatures, the sealant may not flow easily.  
In this situation, warm it up for five minutes before  
using.  
4. Remove the bottle cap from the bottle  
adapter.  
Bottle Cap  
5. Attach the air compressor hose onto the  
bottle adapter. Screw it until it is tight.  
The sealant is latex based and can permanently stain  
clothing and other materials. Be careful during  
handling and wipe up any spills immediately.  
Air Compressor Hose  
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6. Plug in the compressor to the accessory  
1Injecting Sealant and Air  
power socket.  
u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a  
3WARNING  
door or window.  
Running the engine with the vehicle in an  
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can  
cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon  
monoxide.  
2 Accessory Power Sockets P. 225  
7. Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY  
(q*1  
.
u In freezing temperatures, start the  
engine and leave it running while the  
flat tyre is being serviced.  
2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 81  
8. Turn the air compressor on to inflate the  
tyre.  
u The compressor starts injecting sealant  
and air into the tyre.  
9. After the air pressure reaches to specified  
pressure, turn off the kit.  
Breathing this colourless, odourless gas can  
cause unconsciousness and even death.  
Only run the engine to power the air  
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.  
Air Compressor Switch  
ON  
NOTICE  
Do not operate the temporary tyre repair kit compressor  
for more than 15 minutes. The compressor can overheat  
and become permanently damaged.  
OFF  
Until the sealant injection is complete, the pressure  
shown on the pressure gauge will appear higher than  
actual. After the sealant injection is complete the pressure  
will drop and then begin to rise again as the tyre is  
inflated with air. This is normal. To accurately measure the  
air pressure using the gauge, turn the air compressor off  
only after the sealant injection is complete.  
u Check the air pressure gauge on the air  
compressor.  
u Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for  
the specified pressure.  
If the required air pressure is not reached within 10  
minutes, the tyre may be too severely damaged for  
the kit to provide the necessary seal and your vehicle  
will need to be towed.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead  
of an ignition switch.  
See a Honda dealer for a replacement sealant bottle  
and proper disposal of an empty bottle.  
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10. Unplug the kit from the accessory power  
socket.  
Air Pressure Gauge  
11. Unscrew the sealant/air hose from the tyre  
valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap.  
12. Push the deflate button until the gauge  
returns 0 kPa (0 psi).  
Deflate Button  
13. Apply the wheel label to the flat surface of  
the wheel.  
u The wheel surface must be clean to  
ensure the label adheres properly.  
Wheel Label  
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1Distributing the Sealant in the Tyre  
Distributing the Sealant in the Tyre  
Stop and recheck the air pressure after every 10  
minutes of driving as necessary until you reach the  
nearest service station where you should have the  
tyre permanently repaired or replaced.  
1. Apply the speed limit label to the location  
Speed Limit Label  
as shown.  
2. Drive the vehicle for about 10 minutes.  
u Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph).  
3. Stop the vehicle in a safe place.  
4. Recheck the air pressure using the gauge  
on the air compressor.  
u Do not turn the air compressor on to  
check the pressure.  
5. If the air pressure is:  
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for the specified  
pressure.  
Less than 130 kPa (19 psi):  
Do not add air or continue driving. The  
leak is too severe. Call for help and have  
your vehicle towed.  
2 Emergency Towing P. 647  
Specified pressure more:  
Continue driving for another 10 minutes  
or until you reach the nearest service  
station. Do not exceed 80 km/h (50  
mph).  
u If the air pressure does not go down after  
the 10 minute driving, you do not need  
to check the pressure any more.  
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Greater than 130 kPa (19 psi), but less than  
specified pressure:  
Turn the air compressor switch on to inflate  
the tyre until the tyre pressure reaches  
specified pressure.  
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for the specified  
pressure.  
2 Injecting Sealant and Air P. 613  
Then drive carefully for 10 more minutes or  
until you reach the nearest service station.  
Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).  
u You should repeat this procedure as long  
as the air pressure is within this range.  
6. Press the pressure deflate button until the  
gauge returns to 0 kPa (0 psi).  
Air Compressor Switch  
ON  
7. Repackage and properly stow the kit.  
OFF  
Air Pressure Gauge  
Deflate Button  
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1Inflating An Under-inflated Tyre  
Inflating An Under-inflated Tyre  
NOTICE  
You can use the kit to inflate a non-punctured under-inflated tyre.  
Do not operate the temporary tyre repair kit  
compressor for more than 15 minutes. The  
compressor can overheat and become permanently  
damaged.  
1. Pull up the strap and open the luggage  
area floor lid.  
Floor Lid  
2. Take the kit out of the case.  
3. Place the kit, face up, on flat ground near  
the flat tyre, away from traffic. Do not  
place the kit on its side.  
Strap  
Tyre Repair Kit  
Tyre Valve Stem  
4. Remove the valve cap.  
Valve Cap  
5. Attach the air hose onto the tyre valve  
stem.  
Air Hose  
Screw it until it is tight.  
Tyre Valve Stem  
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6. Plug in the compressor to the accessory  
power socket.  
u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a  
1Inflating An Under-inflated Tyre  
3WARNING  
door or window.  
Running the engine with the vehicle in an  
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can  
cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon  
monoxide.  
2 Accessory Power Sockets P. 225  
7. Turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY  
(q*1  
.
u In freezing temperatures, start the  
engine.  
Breathing this colourless, odourless gas can  
cause unconsciousness and even death.  
Only run the engine to power the air  
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.  
2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 81  
8. Turn the air compressor switch on to  
inflate the tyre.  
Air Compressor Switch  
ON  
u The compressor starts to inject air into  
the tyre.  
u If you have started the engine, leave it  
running while injecting air.  
9. Inflate the tyre to the specified air  
pressure.  
OFF  
10. Turn off the kit.  
u Check the pressure gauge on the air  
compressor.  
u If overinflated, press the deflate button.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead  
of an ignition switch.  
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11. Unplug the kit from the accessory power  
Air Pressure Gauge  
socket.  
12. Unscrew the air hose from the tyre valve  
stem. Reinstall the valve cap.  
13. Press the deflate button until the gauge  
returns 0 kPa (0 psi).  
14. Repackage and properly stow the kit.  
Deflate Button  
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