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Ford Focus Owners Manual: Tyre repair kit

Your vehicle may not have a spare tyre.

In this case it will have an emergency tyre repair kit that can be used to repair one flat tyre.

The tyre repair kit is located in the spare wheel well.

General information


Depending on the type and extent of tyre damage, some tyres can only be partially sealed or not sealed at all. Loss of tyre pressure can affect vehicle handling, leading to loss of vehicle control.

Do not use the tyre repair kit if the tyre has already been damaged as a result of being driven under inflated.

Do not try to seal damage other than that located within the visible tread of the tyre.

Do not try to seal damage to the tyre’s sidewall.

The tyre repair kit seals most tyre punctures [with a diameter of up to six millimetres (1/4 inch)] to temporarily restore mobility.

Observe the following rules when using the kit:

• Drive with caution and avoid making sudden steering or driving manoeuvres, especially if the vehicle is heavily loaded or you are towing a trailer.

• The kit will provide you with an emergency temporary repair, enabling you to continue your journey to the next vehicle or tyre dealer, or to drive a maximum distance of 200 kilometres (125 miles).

• Do not exceed a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

• Keep the kit out of the reach of children.

• Only use the kit when the ambient temperature is between –30°C (-22°F) and +70°C (+158°F).

Using the tyre repair kit


Compressed air can act as an explosive or propellant.

Never leave the tyre repair kit unattended while in use.


Do not keep the compressor operating for more than 10 minutes.

Note: Use the tyre repair kit only for the vehicle with which it was supplied.

• Park your vehicle at the roadside so that you do not obstruct the flow of traffic and so that you are able to use the kit without being in danger.

• Apply the parking brake, even if you have parked on a level road, to make sure that the vehicle will not move.

• Do not attempt to remove foreign objects like nails or screws penetrating the tyre.

• Leave the engine running while the kit is in use, but not if the vehicle is in an enclosed or poorly ventilated area (for example, inside a building). In these circumstances, switch the compressor on with the engine turned off.

• Replace the sealant bottle with a new one before the expiry date (see top of bottle) is reached.

• Inform all other users of the vehicle that the tyre has been temporarily sealed with the tyre repair kit and make them aware of the special driving conditions to be observed.

Inflating the tyre


Check the sidewall of the tyre prior to inflation. If there are any cracks, bumps or similar damage, do not attempt to inflate the tyre.

Do not stand directly beside the tyre while the compressor is pumping.

Watch the sidewall of the tyre. If any cracks, bumps or similar damage appear, turn off the compressor and let the air out by means of the pressure relief valve B. Do not continue driving with this tyre.

The sealant contains natural rubber latex. Avoid contact with skin and clothing. If this happens, rinse the affected areas immediately with plenty of water and contact your doctor.

If the tyre inflation pressure does not reach 1.8 bar (26 psi) within seven minutes, the tyre may have suffered excessive damage, making a temporary repair impossible. In this case, do not continue driving with this tyre.


Screwing the bottle onto the bottle holder will pierce the seal of the bottle. Do not unscrew the bottle from the holder as the sealant will escape.

Protective cap A Pressure relief valve B Hose C Orange cap D Bottle holder E Pressure gauge F Power plug with cable G Compressor switch H Label I Bottle lid J Sealant bottle K

1. Open the lid of the tyre repair kit.

2. Peel off the label I showing the maximum permissible speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) from the casing and attach it to the instrument panel in the driver’s field of view. Make sure the label does not obscure anything important.

3. Take the hose C and the power plug with cable G out of the kit.

4. Unscrew the orange cap D and the bottle lid J.

5. Screw the sealant bottle K clockwise into the bottle holder E fully tight.

6. Remove the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

7. Detach the protective cap A from the hose C and screw the hose C firmly onto the valve of the damaged tyre.

8. Make sure that the compressor switch H is in position 0.

9. Insert the power plug G into the cigar lighter socket or auxiliary power socket. See Cigar lighter.

See Auxiliary power sockets.

10. Start the engine.

11. Move the compressor switch H to position 1.

12. Inflate the tyre for no longer than seven minutes to an inflation pressure of minimum 1.8 bar (26 psi) and a maximum of 3.5 bar (51 psi).

Move the compressor switch H to position 0 and check the current tyre pressure with pressure gauge F.

13. Remove the power plug G from the cigar lighter socket or auxiliary power socket.

14. Quickly unscrew the hose C from the tyre valve and replace the protective cap A. Fasten the valve cap again.

15. Leave the sealant bottle K in the bottle holder E.

16. Make sure the kit, the bottle lid and the orange cap are stored safely, but still easily accessible in the vehicle.

The kit will be required again when you check the tyre pressure.

17. Immediately drive approximately three kilometres (two miles) so that the sealant can seal the damaged area.

Note: When pumping in the sealant through the tyre valve, the pressure may rise up to 6 bar (87 psi) but will drop again after about 30 seconds.


If you experience heavy vibrations, unsteady steering behaviour or noises while driving, reduce your speed and drive with caution to a place where it is safe for you to stop the vehicle.

Recheck the tyre and its pressure. If the tyre pressure is less than 1.3 bar (19 psi) or if there are any cracks, bumps or similar damage visible, do not continue driving with this tyre.

Checking the tyre pressure

1. Stop the vehicle after driving approximately three kilometres (two miles). Check, and where necessary, adjust the pressure of the damaged tyre.

2. Attach the kit and read the tyre pressure from the pressure gauge F.

3. If the pressure of the sealant-filled tyre is 1.3 bar (19 psi) or more, adjust it to the specified pressure. See Technical specifications.

4. Follow the inflation procedure once again to top up the tyre.

5. Check the tyre pressure again from the pressure gauge F. If the tyre pressure is too high, deflate the tyre to the specified pressure using the pressure relief valve B.

6. Once you have inflated the tyre to its correct tyre pressure, move the compressor switch H to position 0, remove the power plug G from the socket, unscrew the hose C, fasten the valve cap and replace the protective cap A.

7. Leave the sealant bottle K in the bottle holder E and store the kit away safely in its original location.

8. Drive to the nearest tyre specialist to get the damaged tyre replaced.

Before the tyre is removed from the rim, inform your tyre dealer that the tyre contains sealant. Renew the kit as soon as possible after it has been used once.

Note: Remember that emergency roadside tyre repair kits only provide temporary mobility. Regulations concerning tyre repair after usage of tyre repair kit may differ from country to country. You should consult a tyre specialist for advice.


Before driving, make sure the tyre is adjusted to the recommended inflation pressure. See Technical specifications. Monitor the tyre pressure until the sealed tyre is replaced.

Empty sealant bottles can be disposed of together with normal household waste.

Return remains of sealant to your dealer or dispose of it in compliance with local waste disposal regulations.

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