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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Changing a Flat Tyre

If a Tyre Goes Flat  
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 compact  
spare tyre. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size tyre repaired or  
replaced.  
1Changing a Flat Tyre  
Follow compact spare precautions:  
Periodically check the tyre pressure of the compact  
spare. It should be set to the specified pressure.  
Specified Pressure: 420 kPa (4.2 bar, 60 psi)  
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, and non-slippery surface, and apply the parking  
brake.  
When driving with the compact spare tyre, keep the  
vehicle speed under 80 km/h (50 mph). Replace with  
a full-size tyre as soon as possible.  
Continuously variable transmission models  
2. Move the shift lever to (P.  
The compact spare tyre 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 tyre or wheel with your vehicle.  
Manual transmission models  
2. Move the shift lever to (R.  
All models  
Do not mount tyre chains on a compact spare tyre.  
If a chain-mounted front tyre goes flat, remove one  
of the full-size rear tyres and replace it with the  
compact spare tyre. Remove the flat front tyre and  
replace it with the full-size tyre that was removed  
from the rear.  
3. Set the parking brake.  
4. Turn on the hazard warning lights and turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0*1.  
Mount the tyre chains on the front tyre.  
A compact spare tyre gives a harsher ride and less  
traction on some road surfaces. Use greater caution  
while driving.  
Do not use more than one compact spare tyre at the  
same time.  
The compact spare tyre is smaller than the regular  
tyre. Your vehicle’s ground clearance reduces when  
the compact spare tyre is installed. Driving over road  
debris or bumps could possibly damage the  
underside of your vehicle.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
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1Changing a Flat Tyre  
Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tyre  
Make sure all items in the luggage area or items  
extending to the third row seats are properly secured.  
Loose items can fly forward if you have to brake hard.  
Models with third row seat  
1. Lower the third row seat head restraint to  
its lowest position.  
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.  
Unlock the seat-back by pulling the strap.  
Push the seat-back forward.  
2. Remove the floor lid.  
Strap  
NOTICE  
Floor Lid  
Do not use the jack if it doesn’t work properly. Call  
your dealer or a professional towing service.  
3. Remove the luggage area floor lid.  
Do not use the compact spare tyre if you are towing  
a trailer.  
Luggage Area Floor Lid  
4. Unlock the seat cushion by pulling the strap  
(Yellow).  
Strap (Black)  
Push the seat cushion forward, then hook  
the strap (Black) to the head restraint.  
Hook  
Seat Cushion  
Strap (Yellow)  
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Models without third row seat  
1Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tyre  
Lid  
5. Open the luggage area floor lid.  
Be careful not to hurt yourself when removing or  
storing the spare tyre.  
Models with third row seat  
Models with third row seat  
Spare Tyre  
6. Take the tool case out of the luggage area.  
Take the wheel nut wrench and jack handle  
bar out of the tool case.  
Wing Bolt and  
Spacer Cone  
Tool Case  
Models without third row seat  
Models without third row seat  
6. Take the tool bag out of the luggage area.  
Take the wheel nut wrench and jack handle  
bar out of the tool bag.  
Spare Tyre  
Wing Bolt and  
Spacer Cone  
Tool Bag  
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All models  
Jack  
7. Take the jack out of the spare tyre area.  
8. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the  
spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tyre.  
9. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear  
of the wheel diagonal to the flat tyre.  
Wheel  
Blocks  
The tyre to be replaced.  
10.Place the compact spare tyre (wheel side  
up) under the vehicle body, near the tyre  
that needs to be replaced.  
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11.Loosen each wheel nut about one turn  
1How to Set Up the Jack  
using the wheel nut wrench.  
3WARNING  
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.  
How to Set Up the Jack  
WARNING: The jack shall be placed on a flat and  
stable surface on the same level as the vehicle is  
parked.  
1. Place the jack under the jacking point  
closest to the tyre to be changed.  
The jack that came with your vehicle has the  
following label.  
Jacking Points  
1. See Owner’s Manual.  
2. Never get under vehicle when supported by jack.  
3. Place jack underneath reinforced area.  
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2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in  
the image until the top of the jack contacts  
the jacking point.  
1How to Set Up the Jack  
Jacking Point  
Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the  
vehicle.  
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:  
3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar  
and the jack handle, until the tyre is off the  
ground.  
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.  
Jack  
Handle  
Bar  
Wheel Nut  
Wrench as Jack Handle  
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1Replacing the Flat Tyre  
Replacing the Flat Tyre  
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra  
torque using your foot or a pipe.  
1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tyre.  
2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel  
with a clean cloth.  
3. Mount the compact spare tyre.  
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:  
108 N∙m (11 kgf∙m, 80 lbf∙ft)  
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1Storing the Flat Tyre  
Storing the Flat Tyre  
1. Remove the centre cap.  
3WARNING  
Centre 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 tyre face down in the spare  
tyre well.  
Wing Bolt  
Spacer  
Cone  
3. Remove the spacer cone from the wing  
bolt, flip it over, and insert it back on the  
bolt. Secure the flat tyre with the wing bolt.  
4. Securely store the wheel nut wrench and  
jack handle bar back in the tool bag* or tool  
case*. Store the bag in the luggage area.  
5. Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s  
end bracket to lock it in place.  
For  
For  
compact  
full-size  
spare tyre tyre  
* Not available on all models  
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Deflation Warning System and the Spare Tyre  
If you replace a flat tyre with the spare tyre, the  
indicator comes on while you are  
driving. After driving for a few kilometres (miles), the indicator will start blinking for  
a short time and then stay on.  
this is normal.  
appears on the driver information interface, but  
Initialise the deflation warning system when you replace the tyre with a specified  
regular tyre.  
2 Deflation Warning System Initialisation P. 551  
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