The following instructions only apply if a spare wheel has been purchased as an accessory for the car. If the car is not equipped with a spare wheel - see information about Emergency puncture repair (TMK).
The spare wheel (Temporary spare) is only intended for use temporarily and must be replaced by an ordinary wheel as soon as possible. The car's handling may be altered by the use of the spare wheel. The spare wheel is smaller than the normal wheel. The car's ground clearance is affected accordingly. Pay attention to high kerbs and do not machine wash the car. If the spare wheel is fitted on the front axle, you cannot use snow chains at the same time. On all-wheel drive cars the drive on the rear axle can be disconnected. The spare wheel must not be repaired.
The correct tyre pressure for the spare wheel is stated in the tyre pressure table.
- Never drive faster than 80 km/h with a spare wheel on the car.
- The car must never be driven fitted with more than one "Temporary Spare" wheel.
The spare wheel is supplied in a bag which must be secured on the cargo area floor using straps.
Cars with four load retaining eyelets.
Turn the handle on the spare wheel bag out towards you. Attach the sewn-in tensioning strap hooks in the front load retaining eyelets. Attach the long strap into one of the front load retaining eyelets, run the strap diagonally over the spare wheel and through the upper handle. Tighten the short tensioning strap onto the long one. Attach the rear load retaining eyelet and tighten.
Before changing a wheel
Loosen the straps, lift out the spare wheel from the cargo area and remove it from the spare wheel bag.
To access the towing eye, open the hatch on the left-hand side of the cargo area.
Take out the jack* and the wheel bolt wrench* (which is located in a bag on the cargo area floor). If another jack is selected, see Raising the car.
Check that the jack is not damaged, that the threads are thoroughly lubricated and that it is free from dirt.
- If the car is not equipped with the accessory spare wheel then the jack need not be stored in the car.
- Volvo recommends only using the jack* that belongs to the car model in question, which is indicated on the jack's label.
- The decal also indicates the jack's maximum lift capacity at a specified lifting height.
The car's regular jack is designed only for use occasionally and for a short time, such as when changing a wheel with a punctured tyre, switching between summer tyres and winter tyres, etc. Only the jack belonging to the specific model is to be used to jack up the car. If the car is to be jacked up more often, or for a longer time than is required just to change a wheel, use of a garage jack is recommended. In this instance, follow the instructions for use that come with the equipment.
Set up the warning triangle if a wheel is replaced in a trafficked location. The car and jack* must be on a firm horizontal surface.
Apply the parking brake and engage reverse gear, or position P if the car has an automatic gearbox.
Place chocks in front of and behind the wheels which will remain on the ground to prevent them from rolling. Use heavy wooden blocks or large stones for example.
Screw together the towing eye with the wheel wrench* until the stop position in accordance with the following figure.
The towing eye must be screwed into all threads in the wheel bolt wrench.
Loosen the wheel bolts ½-1 turn anticlockwise with the wheel wrench.
Never position anything between the ground and the jack, nor between the jack and the car's jacking point.
There are two jacking points on each side of the car. There is a recess in the plastic cover at each point. Crank the foot of the jack down so it is pressed squarely on the ground.
The ground must be firm, smooth and level.
Lift the car so that the wheel is free. Remove the wheel bolts and lift off the wheel.