Using a puncture repair kit

The emergency puncture repair kit (TMK1) can be used to seal a puncture. Read through all instructions before use.


P5-S90/V90-1617-Temporary mobility kit overview
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Electrical cable
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Air hose
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3Pressure reducing valve
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Protective cap
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5Label, maximum permitted speed
  6. P5-Icon red circle 6Bottle holder (orange cap)
  7. P5-Icon red circle 7Pressure gauge
  8. P5-Icon red circle 8Sealing fluid bottle
  9. P5-Icon red circle 9Switch


P5-XC90-1646-Temporary mobility kit, installation


Do not break the bottle's seal before use. The seal is broken automatically when the bottle is screwed in.


Please keep the following points in mind when using the tyre sealing system:
  • The sealing fluid bottle contains ethane-1,2-diol and 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: Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Get medical attention.
  • Disposal: Dispose of this material and its container at a hazardous or special waste collection point.


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


If the puncture was caused by a nail or similar, leave it in the tyre. It helps to seal the hole.


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

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.

Check that the switch is in position 0 (Off) and locate the electrical cable and the air hose.
Unscrew the orange-coloured cap from the compressor and unscrew the cork from the sealing fluid bottle.

Screw in the bottle to the bottom of the bottle holder.

The bottle and the bottle holder are equipped with a reverse catch to prevent sealant leakage. When the bottle is screwed in it cannot be unscrewed from the bottle holder again. The bottle must be removed at a workshop2.


Do not unscrew the bottle, it is equipped with a reverse catch to prevent leakage.

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.

Check that the pressure reducing valve on the air hose is fully screwed in.

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 6 bar (88 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 3.5 bar (51 psi). Release air by pressing the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.


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.

Fit the protective cap on the air hose in order to avoid leakage of the remaining sealing fluid. Place the equipment in the cargo area.

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.
  1. 1 Temporary Mobility Kit
  2. 2 An authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.