Ford Fusion: Tyre repair kit - Wheels and tyres - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Tyre repair kit

Your vehicle may not have a spare tyre.

In this case it will have an emergency tyrerepair kit that can be used to repair oneflat tyre.

The tyre repair kit is located in the sparewheel well.

General information

WARNINGS:

Depending on the type and extentof tyre damage, some tyres canonly be partially sealed or not sealedat all. Loss of tyre pressure can affectvehicle handling, leading to loss of vehiclecontrol.

Do not use the tyre repair kit if thetyre has already been damaged asa result of being driven underinflated.

Do not try to seal damage otherthan that located within the visibletread of the tyre.

Do not try to seal damage to thetyre’s sidewall.

The tyre repair kit seals most tyrepunctures [with a diameter of up to sixmillimetres (1/4 inch)] to temporarilyrestore mobility.

Observe the following rules when usingthe kit:

Drive with caution and avoidmaking sudden steering ordriving manoeuvres, especially ifthe vehicle is heavily loaded or you aretowing a trailer.

• The kit will provide you with anemergency temporary repair, enablingyou to continue your journey to thenext vehicle or tyre dealer, or to drivea maximum distance of200 kilometres (125 miles).

• Do not exceed a maximum speedof 80 km/h (50 mph).• Keep the kit out of the reach ofchildren.

• Only use the kit when the ambienttemperature is between –30°C (-22°F)and +70°C (+158°F).

Using the tyre repair kit

WARNINGS:

Compressed air can act as anexplosive or propellant.

Never leave the tyre repair kitunattended while in use.

CAUTION:

Do not keep the compressoroperating for more than 10 minutes.

Note: Use the tyre repair kit only for thevehicle with which it was supplied.

• Park your vehicle at the roadside sothat you do not obstruct the flow oftraffic and so that you are able to usethe kit without being in danger.

• Apply the parking brake, even if youhave parked on a level road, to makesure that the vehicle will not move.

• Do not attempt to remove foreignobjects like nails or screws penetratingthe tyre.

• Leave the engine running while the kitis in use, but not if the vehicle is in anenclosed or poorly ventilated area (forexample, inside a building). In thesecircumstances, switch thecompressor on with the engine turnedoff.

• Replace the sealant bottle with a newone before the expiry date (see topof bottle) is reached.

• Inform all other users of the vehiclethat the tyre has been temporarilysealed with the tyre repair kit andmake them aware of the specialdriving conditions to be observed.

Inflating the tyre

WARNINGS:

Check the sidewall of the tyre priorto inflation. If there are any cracks,bumps or similar damage, do notattempt to inflate the tyre.

Do not stand directly beside the tyrewhile the compressor is pumping.

Watch the sidewall of the tyre. If anycracks, bumps or similar damageappear, turn off the compressor andlet the air out by means of the pressurerelief valve B. Do not continue driving withthis tyre.

The sealant contains natural rubberlatex. Avoid contact with skin andclothing. If this happens, rinse theaffected areas immediately with plenty ofwater and contact your doctor.

If the tyre inflation pressure does notreach 1.8 bar (26 psi) within sevenminutes, the tyre may have sufferedexcessive damage, making a temporaryrepair impossible. In this case, do notcontinue driving with this tyre.

CAUTION:

Screwing the bottle onto the bottleholder will pierce the seal of thebottle. Do not unscrew the bottlefrom the holder as the sealant will escape.

1. Open the lid of the tyre repair kit.

Protective cap APressure relief valve BHose COrange cap DBottle holder EPressure gauge FPower plug with cable GCompressor switch HLabel IBottle lid JSealant bottle K

1. Open the lid of the tyre repair kit.

2. Peel off the label I showing themaximum permissible speed of80 km/h (50 mph) from the casingand attach it to the instrument panelin the driver’s field of view. Make surethe label does not obscure anythingimportant.

3. Take the hose C and the power plugwith cable G out of the kit.

4. Unscrew the orange cap D and thebottle lid J.

5. Screw the sealant bottle K clockwiseinto the bottle holder E fully tight.

6. Remove the valve cap from thedamaged tyre.

7. Detach the protective cap A from thehose C and screw the hose C firmlyonto the valve of the damaged tyre.

8. Make sure that the compressor switchH is in position 0.

9. Insert the power plug G into the cigarlighter socket or auxiliary powersocket. See Cigar lighter.

See Cigar lighter.

10. Start the engine.

11. Move the compressor switch H toposition 1.

12. Inflate the tyre for no longer thanseven minutes to an inflationpressure of minimum 1.8 bar (26 psi)and a maximum of 3.5 bar (51 psi).

Move the compressor switch H toposition 0 and check the current tyrepressure with pressure gauge F.

13. Remove the power plug G from thecigar lighter socket or auxiliary powersocket.

14. Quickly unscrew the hose C fromthe tyre valve and replace theprotective cap A. Fasten the valvecap again.

15. Leave the sealant bottle K in thebottle holder E.

16. Make sure the kit, the bottle lid andthe orange cap are stored safely, butstill easily accessible in the vehicle.

The kit will be required again whenyou check the tyre pressure.

17. Immediately drive approximatelythree kilometres (two miles) so thatthe sealant can seal the damagedarea.

Note: When pumping in the sealantthrough the tyre valve, the pressure mayrise up to 6 bar (87 psi) but will drop againafter about 30 seconds.

WARNING:

If you experience heavy vibrations,unsteady steering behaviour ornoises while driving, reduce yourspeed and drive with caution to a placewhere it is safe for you to stop the vehicle.

Recheck the tyre and its pressure. If thetyre pressure is less than 1.3 bar (19 psi)or if there are any cracks, bumps or similardamage visible, do not continue drivingwith this tyre.

Checking the tyre pressure

1. Stop the vehicle after drivingapproximately three kilometres(two miles). Check, and wherenecessary, adjust the pressure of thedamaged tyre.

2. Attach the kit and read the tyrepressure from the pressure gauge F.

3. If the pressure of the sealant-filled tyreis 1.3 bar (19 psi) or more, adjust it tothe specified pressure. SeeTechnical specifications.

4. Follow the inflation procedure onceagain to top up the tyre.

5. Check the tyre pressure again fromthe pressure gauge F. If the tyrepressure is too high, deflate the tyreto the specified pressure using thepressure relief valve B.

6. Once you have inflated the tyre to itscorrect tyre pressure, move thecompressor switch H to position 0,remove the power plug G from thesocket, unscrew the hose C, fastenthe valve cap and replace theprotective cap A.

7. Leave the sealant bottle K in the bottleholder E and store the kit away safelyin its original location.

8. Drive to the nearest tyre specialist toget the damaged tyre replaced.

Before the tyre is removed from therim, inform your tyre dealer that thetyre contains sealant. Renew the kitas soon as possible after it has beenused once.

Note: Remember that emergencyroadside tyre repair kits only providetemporary mobility. Regulationsconcerning tyre repair after usage of tyrerepair kit may differ from country tocountry. You should consult a tyrespecialist for advice.

WARNING:

Before driving, make sure the tyreis adjusted to the recommendedinflation pressure. See Technicalspecifications. Monitor thetyre pressure until the sealed tyre isreplaced.

Empty sealant bottles can be disposedof together with normal household waste.

Return remains of sealant to your dealeror dispose of it in compliance with localwaste disposal regulations.

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