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Kia Sportage: Distributing the sealant

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / What to do in an emergency / If you have a flat tire (with tire mobility kit) / Distributing the sealant

Distributing the sealant

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

CAUTION

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.

When you use the Tire Mobility Kit, the wheel may be stained by sealant. Therefore, remove the wheel stained by sealant and have the vehicle inspected at an authorized Kia dealer.

Checking the tire inflation pressure

  1. After driving approximately 4 ~ 6 miles (7 ~ 10 km or about 10 min), stop at a safety location.
  2. Connect the filling hose of the compressor directly to the tire valve.

Checking the tire inflation pressure

  1. Connect between compressor and the vehicle power outlet using the cable and connectors.
  2.  Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the recommended tire inflation.

    With the ignition switched on, 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: Turn the valve on the compressor.

WARNING

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

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 0.16 of an inch (4 mm).

We recommend that you please contact the nearest Kia dealership if the tire cannot be made roadworthy with the Tire Mobility Kit.

WARNING

The tire inflation pressure must be at least 180 kPa (26 psi). If it is not, do not continue driving. Call for road side service or towing.

NOTICE

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

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 TMK away from moving traffic. Place your warning triangle in a prominent place to make passing vehicles aware of your location.
  • To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake.
  • Only use the TMK for sealing/inflation passenger car tires. Do not use on motorcycles, bicycles or any other type of tires.
  • Do not remove any foreign objectssuch as nails or screws -that have penetrated the tire.
  • Before using the TMK, read the precautionary advice printed on the sealant bottle!
  • Provided the car is outdoors, leave the engine running. Otherwise operating the compressor may eventually drain the car battery.
  • Never leave the TMK unattended while it is being used.
  • Do not leave the compressor running for more than 10 min. at a time or it may overheat.
  • Do not use the TMK if the ambient temperature is below -22F (-30C).
  • When the tire and wheel are damaged, do not use Tire Mobility Kit for your safety.

Technical Data

  • System voltage: DC 12 V
  • Working voltage: DC 12 V
  • Amperage rating: max. 15 A
  • Suitable for use at temperatures: -22 to 158 F (-30 to 70 C)
  • Max. working pressure: 101 psi (7 bar)
  • Size
  • Compressor: 150 x 130 x 60 mm (5.9 x 5.1 x 2.4 in.)
  •  Sealant bottle: 115.3 x 87.3 mm (4.5 x 3.4 in.)
  •  Compressor weight: 620 g (1.36 lbs)
  •  Sealant volume: 400 ml (24.4 cu.in.)

* Sealant and spare parts can be obtained and replaced at an authorized vehicle or tire dealer. Empty sealant bottles may be disposed of at home. Liquid residue from the sealant should be disposed of by your vehicle or tire dealer or in accordance with local waste disposal regulations.

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