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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Wheels and Tires

Vehicles with Tire Mobility Kit

The vehicles are equipped with a wheel repair kit.

The wheel repair kit is stored in the luggage compartment behind the right trim panel. It contains a bottle of tire sealant -2- next to the compressor -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10323

Tire Sealant

Therefore, the expiration date is indicated on the bottle -arrow-.

In this example, the expiration date is 05/2003, it must be replaced.

If the bottle was opened, for example for a flat tire, it must also be replaced.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-0138

Tires, Removing

Tires which have been filled or sealed with tire sealant, must be drained before removing from wheel.

WARNING

  • Prevent tire sealant from making contact with eyes and skin.
  • It is harmful to health, can cause eye irritation and allergies.
  • Wear protective gloves and glasses when removing tires.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-0159

  • Set wheel on an even surface.
  • Remove tire valve insert.
  • Carefully drill hole in tire in area of shoulder using suitable drill or cutter.
  • Hold wheel over drip tray and allow tire sealant to drain.
  • Remove tire from rim.
  • Clean wheel rim, for example using a damp cloth.

Tires, Mounting

Mounting wheels with tire pressure monitoring system.

Make sure wheel rim is clean.

  • Using the Valve Fitting Tool -VAS6459--1-, install a new tire valve.
  • Remove the valve insert.
  • Inflate tire to approximately 3 to 4 bar (43 to 58 psi), tire bead must slide audibly over rim hump when doing this.
  • Correct inflation pressure to the specified pressure.
  • Balance wheel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10348

Tire Sealant, Disposing

  • Tire sealant or residue from it must not be mixed with other wastes/fluids
  • Accumulating fluid residue from tire sealant must be collected and placed in a plastic container. The plastic containers can be sent for recycling together with the tire sets (if the expiration date has passed).
  • The return or recycling can take place using the existing workshop disposal systems
  • Contact the manufacturer or ask the disposal contractor used by your distribution center or importer.
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