Emergency puncture repair

Using a puncture repair kit

Updated 11/15/2021

Using a puncture repair kit

The emergency puncture repair kit (TMKTemporary Mobility Kit) can be used to seal a puncture. Read through all instructions before use.


P6-2124-XC40/C40-TMK overview
Label, maximum permitted speed
Electrical cable
Bottle bracket
Pressure gauge
Pressure reducing valve
Decal, warning for wheel cover
Sealing fluid bottle
Bottle opening
Connection for bottle
Air hose
Connection valve


P6-2124-XC40/C40-TMK installation


Please keep the following points in mind when using the tyre sealing system:

  • The sealing fluid bottle contains natural rubber latex. This substance is harmful if swallowed.
  • The contents of this bottle may cause allergic skin reactions or otherwise be potentially harmful to the respiratory tract, the skin, the central nervous system, and the eyes.


  • Store out of the reach of children.
  • Harmful if ingested.
  • Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with the skin. If sealing fluid has come into contact with your clothes, remove them.
  • Wash thoroughly after handling.

First aid:

  • Skin: Wash affected areas of skin with soap and water. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
  • Eyes: Flush with plenty of water for least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
  • Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
  • Ingestion: Get medical attention.
  • Disposal: Dispose of this material and its container at a hazardous or special waste collection point. Always follow state and local environmental regulations.


Do not remove the bottle or air hose while the puncture repair kit is being used.


Set up the warning triangle and activate the hazard warning lights if a tyre is being sealed in a trafficked location.

If the puncture was caused by a nail or similar, allow this to remain in the tyre. It helps to seal the hole.

Detach the decal for maximum permitted speed that is affixed on one side of the compressor. Affix it visibly on the windscreen as a reminder to observe the speed limit. You should not drive faster than 80 km/h (50 mph) after the emergency tyre repair kit has been used.

In addition, remove the warning decal and attach it firmly to the side of the wheel so that it doesn't fall off.

Check that the switch is in position 0 (Off), and locate the electrical cable and the air hose.

Fit the sealing fluid bottle in the compressor and then turn clockwise 90 degrees.

The bottle is equipped with a non-return valve which means that the fluid does not come out unless it is fitted in the compressor.

Attach the air hose to the bottle's opening and turn clockwise 90 degrees.

Unscrew the tyre's dust cap and screw in the air hose's valve connection to the bottom of the thread on the tyre's air valve.

Begin puncture repair

Connect the electrical cable to the closest 12 V socket and start the car.


Make sure that none of the other 12 V sockets is in use when the compressor is operating.


Do not leave children in the car without supervision when the car is running.


Inhaling car exhaust fumes could result in danger to life. Never leave the engine running in sealed areas or areas that lack sufficient ventilation.

Start the compressor by flicking the switch to position I (On).

When the compressor starts, the pressure can increase up to 7 bar (102 psi), but the pressure drops after about 30 seconds.


Never stand next to the tyre when the compressor is running. If cracks or unevenness arise then the compressor must be switched off immediately. The journey should not be continued. Call roadside assistance for recovery to a tyre centre. Volvo recommends an authorised tyre centre.

Inflate the tyre for 7 minutes.


The compressor must not be operated for longer than 10 minutes - risk of overheating.

Switch off the compressor to check the pressure on the pressure gauge. Minimum pressure is 1.8 bar (26 psi) and maximum is 2.5 bar (36 psi). Release air using the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.

To access the pressure reducing valve, the sealing fluid bottle must first be removed. Remove the bottle in the following order:

  1. Remove the air hose from the tyre valve.
  2. Remove the air hose from the bottle.
  3. Remove the bottle from the compressor.
  4. Refit the air hose directly in the compressor.
  5. Refit the air hose to the tyre valve.
  6. Release air by pressing the pressure reducing valve.


If the pressure is below 1.8 bar (26 psi) then the hole in the tyre is too big. The journey should not be continued. Call roadside assistance for recovery to a tyre centre. Volvo recommends an authorised tyre centre.

Switch off the compressor and detach the electrical cable.

Unscrew the air hose from the tyre valve and refit the dust cap on the tyre.


  • After a tyre has been inflated, always refit the dust cap in order to avoid damage to the valve from gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Only use plastic dust caps. Metal dust caps can rust and become difficult to unscrew.

Clean the air hose before putting it away and be careful that there is no leakage of sealing fluid.

As soon as possible, drive at least 3 km (2 miles) at a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) so that the sealing fluid can seal the tyre, and then perform a follow-up check.


Sealant will spurt out of the puncture during the first few rotations of the tyre. Make sure that nobody is standing near the car and gets the sealing fluid splashed onto them when the car is driven away. The distance should be at least 2 metres (7 feet).

Follow-up inspection

Connect the air hose on the tyre valve and screw in the valve connection to the bottom of the tyre valve's thread. The compressor must be switched off.

Read the tyre pressure on the pressure gauge.

  • If it is below 1.3 bar (19 psi) then the tyre is insufficiently sealed. The journey should not be continued. Call roadside assistance for recovery.
  • If the tyre pressure is higher than 1.3 bar (19 psi), the tyre must be inflated to the pressure specified in accordance with the tyre pressure label on the driver's side door pillar (1 bar = 100 kPa = 14.5 psi). Release air using the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.


Check the tyre pressure regularly.

Volvo recommends that the car is driven to the nearest authorised Volvo workshop for the replacement/repair of the damaged tyre. Advise the workshop that the tyre contains sealing fluid.

The sealing fluid bottle and hose must be replaced after use. Volvo recommends that these replacements be performed by an authorised Volvo workshop.


Maximum mileage with tyres containing sealing fluid is 200 km (120 miles).


The compressor is an electrical device. Follow local regulations related to waste management.

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