Emergency puncture repair* - operation
Sealing a puncture with the emergency puncture repair kit, Temporary Mobility Kit (TMK).
Emergency puncture repair
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 after the emergency tyre repair kit has been used. Volvo recommends that you visit 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.
The sealing fluid can irritate the skin. In the case of contact with skin, wash away the fluid with soap and water.
Check that the switch is in position 0 and locate the cable and the air hose.
Do not break the bottle's seal before use. The seal is broken automatically when the bottle is screwed in.
Unscrew the orange cap and unscrew the bottle's stopper.
Screw the bottle into its holder.
Do not unscrew the bottle, it is equipped with a reverse catch to prevent leakage.
Unscrew the wheel's dust cap and screw in the air hose valve connection to the bottom of the thread on the tyre's air valve.
Plug the cable into the 12 V socket and start the car.
Do not leave children in the car without supervision when the engine is running.
Flick the switch to position I.
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.
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.
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.)
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 unplug the cable from the 12 V socket.
Detach the hose from the tyre valve and fit the valve cap.
As soon as possible, drive approximately 3 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h so that the sealing fluid can seal the tyre.
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 two metres.