Emergency puncture repair - rechecking

When a tyre has been sealed with the emergency puncture repair kit, Temporary Mobility Kit (TMK), a subsequent check must be made after approx. 3 kilometres of driving.

Check tyre pressure

Reconnect the equipment.

Read the tyre pressure on the pressure gauge.

  • If it is below 1.3 bar1 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 bar1, the tyre must be inflated to the pressure specified in accordance with the tyre pressure table, see Tyres - approved tyre pressures. Release air using the pressure reducing valve if the tyre pressure is too high.


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

Make sure the compressor is switched off. Detach the air hose and cable.

Fit the valve cap.


  • 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.


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


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.


You should not drive faster than 80 km/h 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.
  1. 1 1 bar = 100 kPa.