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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ If a Tire Goes Flat

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  
Follow compact spare precautions:  
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)  
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level, non-slippery surface, and apply the parking  
brake.  
2. Put the transmission into (P.  
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.  
3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF.  
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.  
NOTICE  
Do not use the jack if it doesn’t work properly. Call  
your dealer or a professional towing service.  
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Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire  
1. Pull the strap on the floor lid and open the  
lid.  
Strap  
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.  
u Remove the jack by turning the jack’s  
end bracket to the left to loosen it.  
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.  
Models with wheel cover  
Jack Handle Bar  
7. Put the flat tip of the jack handle bar into  
the edge of the wheel cover. Carefully pry  
the edge and remove the cover.  
u Wrap a cloth around the flat tip of the  
jack handle bar to prevent scratches on  
the cover.  
Wheel  
Cover  
Wheel Nut  
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All models  
8. 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.  
Jacking Points  
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.  
Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and  
can seriously injure the occupants.  
Jack  
Handle  
Bar  
Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before  
driving.  
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.  
Models with wheel cover  
Make sure the wire support ring is hooked into the  
clips around the edge of the wheel cover.  
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.  
Clips  
Clips  
Align the valve mark on the wheel cover to the tire  
valve on the wheel, then install the wheel cover.  
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)  
Valve Mark  
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1Replacing the Flat Tire  
Storing the Flat Tire  
Models with wheel cover  
Models with aluminum wheels  
Center Cap  
Make sure the wire support ring is on the outer side  
of the tire valve as shown.  
1. Remove the center cap.  
Tire Valve  
All models  
Wing  
Bolt  
2. Place the flat tire face down in the spare tire  
well.  
Wire Support Ring  
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.  
1Storing the Flat Tire  
3WARNING  
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.  
For  
For  
compact full-size  
spare tire tire  
Spacer Cone  
5. Store the jack in its holder. Turn the jack’s  
end bracket to lock it in place.  
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U.S. models  
TPMS and the Compact Spare Tire  
If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator  
comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), Tire  
pressure monitor system problem. Check tire pressure. See your dealer. will  
appear on the driver information interface and the indicator will start blinking for a  
short time and then stay on; however, this is normal and is no cause for concern.  
Calibrate the TPMS when you replace the tire with a specified regular tire.  
2 TPMS Calibration P. 456  
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