PUNCTURE, EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL
In the event of a puncture, there is either an emergency spare wheel or tyre inflation kit available, depending on the vehicle (refer to the information in the following pages).
Emergency spare wheel 2
This is stored in cage 4 under the floor at the rear of the vehicle.
To access the emergency spare wheel
- Open the tailgate.
- Undo the nut with the wheelbrace 1.
- Detach the cage using handle 3.
- Release the emergency spare wheel.
To store the wheel in the cage
- Make sure the wheel is correctly positioned in the cage, valve facing down.
- Reposition the cage using handle 3 and retighten the nut using spanner 1 to refit the assembly.
- Make sure it is correctly locked.
Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure loss warning system
If under-inflated (puncture, low pressure, etc.), the warning light lights up on the instrument panel. See “Tyre pressure loss warning” in Section 2.
If the vehicle is parked on the hard shoulder, you must warn other road users of your vehicle’s presence with a warning triangle or with other devices as per the legislation applying to the country you are in.
If the emergency spare wheel has been stored for several years, have it checked by your Dealer to ensure that it is safe to use.
Vehicle fitted with an emergency spare wheel that differs from the other wheels:
- Never fit more than one emergency spare wheel to the same vehicle.
- As the punctured wheel is wider than the emergency spare wheel, the vehicle’s ground clearance is reduced.
- Replace the emergency spare wheel as soon as possible with a wheel identical to the original one.
- If wheel bolts are supplied with the emergency spare wheel, it is imperative that they are used and that they are used for the emergency spare wheel only: refer to the label affixed to the emergency spare wheel.
- When this is fitted to the vehicle, which must only be a temporary measure, the driving speed must not exceed the speed indicated on the label on the wheel.
- Fitting an emergency spare wheel may alter the way the vehicle usually runs. Avoid sudden acceleration or deceleration and reduce your speed when cornering.
- If you need to use snow chains, fit the emergency spare wheel to the rear axle and check the tyre pressure.
- The warning light on the instrument panel flashes for several seconds, then stays on.