Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): If you have a flat tire (with Tire Mobility Kit) - Emergency situationsHyundai Santa Fe (TM): If you have a flat tire (with Tire Mobility Kit)

For safe operation, carefully read and follow the instructions in this manual before use.

(1) Compressor

(2) Sealant bottle

The Tire Mobility Kit is a temporary fix to the tire and the tire should be inspected by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer as soon as possible.

CAUTION

When two or more tires are flat, do not use the tire mobility kit because the supported one sealant of Tire Mobility Kit is only used for one flat tire.

WARNING

Do not use the Tire Mobility Kit to repair punctures in the tire walls. This can result in an accident due to tire failure.

WARNING

Have your tire repaired as soon as possible. The tire may lose air pressure at any time after inflating with the Tire Mobility Kit.

Introduction

With the Tire Mobility Kit you stay mobile even after experiencing a tire puncture. The compressor and sealing compound system effectively and comfortably seals most punctures in a passenger car tire caused by nails or similar objects and reinflates the tire.

After you ensure that the tire is properly sealed you can drive cautiously on the tire (distance up to 120 miles (200 km)) at a max. speed of 50 mph (80 km/h)) in order to reach a service station or tire dealer for the tire replacement.

It is possible that some tires, especially with larger punctures or damage to the sidewall, cannot be sealed completely. Air pressure loss in the tire may adversely affect tire performance.

For this reason, you should avoid abrupt steering or other driving maneuvers, especially if the vehicle is heavily loaded or if a trailer is in use.

The Tire Mobility Kit is not designed or intended as a permanent tire repair method and is to be used for one tire only.

This instruction shows you step by step how to temporarily seal the puncture simply and reliably.

Read the section “Notes on the safe use of the Tire Mobility Kit”.

WARNING

Do not use the TMK if a tire is severely damaged by driving run flat or with insufficient air pressure.

Only punctured areas located within the tread region of the tire can be sealed using the TMK.

Notes on the safe use of the Tire Mobility Kit

  • Park your car at the side of the road so that you can work with the Tire Mobility Kit away from moving traffic.
  • To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake.
  • Only use the Tire Mobility Kit for sealing/inflation passenger car tires. Only punctured areas located within the tread region of the tire can be sealed using the tire mobility kit.
  • Do not use on motorcycles, bicycles or any other type of tires.
  • When the tire and wheel are damaged, do not use Tire Mobility Kit for your safety.
  • Use of the Tire Mobility Kit may not be effective for tire damage larger than approximately 4 mm (16 inch). Please contact the nearest HYUNDAI dealer if the tire cannot be made roadworthy with the Tire Mobility Kit.
  • Do not use the Tire Mobility Kit if a tire is severely damaged by driving run flat or with insufficient air pressure.
  • Do not remove any foreign objects such as nails or screws that have penetrated the tire.
  • Provided the car is outdoors, leave the engine running. Otherwise operating the compressor may eventually drain the car battery.
  • Never leave the Tire Mobility Kit unattended while it is being used.
  • Do not leave the compressor running for more than 10 minutes at a time or it may overheat.
  • Do not use the Tire Mobility Kit if the ambient temperature is below -22°F (30°C).
  • In case of skin contact with the sealant, wash the area thoroughly with plenty of water. If the irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • In case of eye contact with the sealant, flush your eyes for at least 15 minutes. If the irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • In case of swallowing the sealant, rinse the mouth and drink plenty of water. However, never give anything to an unconscious person and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Long time exposure to the sealant may cause damage to bodily tissue such as kidney, etc.

Components of the Tire Mobility Kit

1. Speed restriction label

2. Sealant and sealant bottle

3. Connection hose of compressor and tire

4. Connector and cable for connection of power outlet

5. Holder for the sealant bottle

6. Compressor

7. ON/OFF switch

8. Pressure gauge for displaying the tire inflation pressure

9. Valve for reducing tire inflation pressure

Connectors, cable and connection hose are stored in the compressor housing.

Strictly follow the specified sequence, otherwise the sealant may escape under high pressure.

WARNING

Do not use the tire sealant after the sealant has expired (i.e. past the expiration date on the sealant container). This can increase the risk of tire failure.

WARNING

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Do not swallow.

Using the Tire Mobility Kit

WARNING

Detach the speed restriction label (1) from the sealant bottle (2), and place it in a highly visible place inside the vehicle such as on the steering wheel to remind the driver not to drive too fast.

1. Shake the sealant bottle (2).

2. Remove the cover (A) of the sealant bottle (2) and compressor (6).

3. Connect the sealant bottle (2) and compressor (6).

4. Make sure that the valve (9) for reducing tire inflation pressure is closed.

5. Unscrew the valve cap from the valve of the defective and screw the connection hose (3) of the compressor and tire.

NOTICE

Securely install the sealant filling hose to the valve. If not, sealant may flow backward, possibly clogging the filling hose.

6. Make sure the compressor turns off.

7. Connect the cable and connector (4) to the power outlet in the vehicle.

8. Start the vehicle.

9. With the engine running, switch on the compressor by pressing [I] and let it run for approximately 5~7 minutes to fill the sealant up to proper pressure. (Refer to “Tire and Wheels” section in chapter 2). The inflation pressure of the tire after filling is unimportant and will be checked/ corrected later.

Be careful not to overinflate the tire and stay away from the tire when filling it.

CAUTION

Do not attempt to drive your vehicle if the tire pressure is below 200 kpa (29 psi). This could result in an accident due to sudden tire failure.

10. Switch off the compressor.

11. Detach the hoses from the sealant bottle connector and from the tire valve.

Return the Tire Mobility Kit to its storage location in the vehicle.

WARNING

Do not leave your vehicle running in a poorly ventilated area for extended periods of time. Carbon monoxide poisoning and suffocation can occur.

Distributing the sealant

12. Immediately drive approximately 4~6 miles (7~10 km or about 10 minutes) to evenly distribute the sealant in the tire.

Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). If possible, do not fall below a speed of 12 mph (20 km/h).

While driving, if you experience any unusual vibration, ride disturbance or noise, reduce your speed and drive with caution until you can safely pull off of the side of the road.

Call for road side service or towing.

13. After driving approximately 4~6 miles (7~10 km or about 10 minutes), stop at a safe location.

14. Connect the connection hose (3) of the compressor and tire into the tire valve.

15. Connect cables (4) to the battery.

16. Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the recommended tire inflation.

With the engine running, proceed as follows.

-- To increase the inflation pressure:

Switch on the compressor. To check the current inflation pressure setting, briefly switch off the compressor.

-- To reduce the inflation pressure:

Adjust the valve (9) for reducing tire inflation pressure.

NOTICE

Do not let the compressor run for more than 10 minutes, otherwise the device will overheat and may be damaged.

Checking the tire inflation pressure

1. After driving approximately 4~6 miles (7~10 km or about 10 minutes), stop at a safe location.

2. Connect the connection hose (3) of the compressor and tire into the tire valve.

3. Connect cables (4) to the battery.

4. Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the recommended tire inflation.

With the engine running, proceed as follows.

-- To increase the inflation pressure:

Switch on the compressor. To check the current inflation pressure setting, briefly switch off the compressor.

-- To reduce the inflation pressure:

Adjust the valve (9) for reducing tire inflation pressure.

NOTICE

Do not let the compressor run for more than 10 minutes, otherwise the device will overheat and may be damaged.

Information

The pressure gauge may show higher than actual reading when the compressor is running. To get an accurate tire pressure, the compressor needs to be turned off.

CAUTION

If the inflation pressure is not maintained, drive the vehicle a second time, refer to Distributing the sealant. Then repeat steps 1 to 4.

Use of the TMK may be ineffectual for tire damage larger than approximately 4 mm (0.16 in).

We recommend that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer if the tire cannot be made roadworthy with the Tire Mobility Kit.

WARNING

The tire inflation pressure must be inflated to the proper pressure (Refer to “Tire and Wheels” section in chapter 2). If it is not, do not continue driving. Call for road side service or towing.

CAUTION

Tire pressure sensor

The sealant on the tire pressure sensor and wheel should be removed when you replace the tire with a new one and inspect the tire pressure sensors. We recommend that you get this done at an authorized dealer.

Information

When reinstalling the repaired or replaced tire and wheel on the vehicle, tighten the wheel bolt to 79~94 lbf.ft (11~13 kgf.m).

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