Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

WARNING

Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

To store the flat tire:

1. Remove the cable package. The cable is stored in a plastic bag under the compact

1. Remove the cable package. The cable is stored in a plastic bag under the compact spare tire.

2. Remove the small center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the extension of the shaft, if the vehicle has aluminum wheels.

3. Put the flat tire in the rear storage area with the valve stem pointing toward the rear of the vehicle.

A. Cable

A. Cable
B. Liftgate Hinges
C. Center of the Wheel
D. Door Striker

4. Pull the cable (A) through the door striker (D) then the center of the wheel (C).

5. Hook the cable onto the outside portion of the liftgate hinges (B).

5. Hook the cable onto the outside portion of the liftgate hinges (B).
6. Hook the other end of the cable onto the outside portion of the liftgate hinge on the other side of the vehicle.
7. Pull on the cable to make sure it is secure.

8. Make sure the metal tube is centered at the striker. Push the tube toward

8. Make sure the metal tube is centered at the striker. Push the tube toward the front of the vehicle.

9. Close the liftgate and make sure it is latched properly.

The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can.

    See also:

    Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
    This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel assem ...

    Hydroplaning
    Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the vehicle i ...

    StabiliTrakВ® System
    The vehicle has a vehicle stability enhancement system called StabiliTrak. It is an advanced computer-controlled system that assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle in difficult dri ...