Emergency puncture repair

Using the emergency puncture repair kit

Updated 7/23/2018

Seal a puncture with the emergency puncture repair kit, Temporary Mobility Kit (TMK).

Overview

Electrical cable
Air hose
Pressure reducing valve
Protective cap
Bottle holder (orange cap)
Pressure gauge
Label, maximum permitted speed
Sealing fluid bottle
Switch

Connecting

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 label for maximum permitted speed (which is fitted on one side of the compressor) and affix it to the steering wheel. 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, and locate the electrical cable and the air hose.

Unscrew the orange-coloured cap from the compressor, and unscrew the cork from the bottle.

Note

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

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. Bottle removal must be performed at a workshop, Volvo recommends an authorised Volvo workshop.

Warning

The sealing fluid can irritate the skin. In the case of contact with skin, wash away the fluid with soap and water.

Warning

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

Unscrew the tyre's dust cap.

Check that the pressure reducing valve on the air hose is fully screwed on, and screw in the air hose's valve connection to the bottom of the tyre valve's thread.

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

Note

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

Warning

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

Start the compressor by flicking the switch to position I.

Warning

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. Contacting an authorised tyre centre is recommended.

Note

When the compressor starts, the pressure can increase up to 6 bar but the pressure drops after approximately 30 seconds.

Inflate the tyre for 7 minutes.

Important

Risk of overheating. The compressor must not run for more than 10 minutes.

Switch off the compressor to check the pressure on the pressure gauge. Minimum pressure is 1.8 bar and maximum 3.5 bar. (Release air with the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.)

Warning

If the pressure is below 1.8 bar then the hole in the tyre is too big. The journey should not be continued. Contacting an authorised tyre centre is recommended.

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.

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

As soon as possible, drive at least 3 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h(50 mph) so that the sealing fluid can seal the tyre.

Note

Sealant will spurt out of the puncture during the first few rotations of the tyre.

Warning

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 two metres.

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 then the tyre is insufficiently sealed. The journey should not be continued. Contact a tyre centre.
  • If the tyre pressure is higher than 1.3 bar, the tyre must be inflated to the pressure specified in accordance with the tyre pressure label on the driver side door pillar (1 bar = 100 kPa). Release air using the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.

If the tyre needs to be inflated:

  1. Connect the electrical cable to the closest 12 V socket and start the car.
  2. Start the compressor and inflate the tyre to the pressure specified in accordance with the tyre pressure label.
  3. Switch off the compressor.

Remove the tyre sealing equipment, fit the protective cap on the air hose and fold the hose in the box.

Place TMK in the cargo area.

Warning

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

Refit the dust cap on the tyre.

Note

  • 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.

Note

The sealing fluid bottle and the hose must be replaced after use. Volvo recommends that this replacement is performed by an authorised Volvo workshop.

Warning

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.

Warning

You should not drive faster than 80 km/h(50 mph) after the emergency tyre repair kit has been used. Volvo recommends a visit to an authorised Volvo workshop for inspection of the sealed tyre (maximum driving distance is 200 km). The staff there can determine whether or not the tyre can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.


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