Detailed Instructions On How To Change A Flat Tire On A Honda Accord
If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact spare tire according to the instructions in your vehicle's owner manual. Go to a dealer or tire shop as soon as possible to have the full-size tire repaired or replaced.
Park the vehicle on a firm, level, and non-slippery surface, and apply the parking brake.
- Automatic transmission: Put the transmission into (P)
- Manual transmission: Move the shift lever to (R)
- Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF.
Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire On Your Honda Accord
Follow these compact spare precautions:
- Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact spare. It should be set to the specified pressure. Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2).
- When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with a full-size tire as soon as possible.
- The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are specifically for this model. Do not use them with another vehicle.
- Do not use another type of compact spare tire or wheel with your vehicle.
- Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire. If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact spare tire.
- Remove the flat front tire and replace it with the full-size tire that was removed from the rear. Mount the tire chains on the front tire.
NOTICE Do not use the jack if it doesn’t work properly. Call your dealer or a professional flat tire service.
Do not mount the compact spare on the front. If either front tire goes flat, remove the rear tire on the same side, and mount the compact spare on the rear and the rear tire on the front.
Step 1. Open the trunk floor lid.
Step 2. Take the tool case out of the trunk.
Step 3. Take the jack, wheel nut wrench and jack handle bar out of the tool case.
Step 4. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the spacer cone. Then, remove the spare tire.
Step 5. Place a wheel block or rock in the front and rear of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.
Step 6. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up) under the vehicle body, near the tire that needs to be replaced.
Step 7. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn using the wheel nut wrench.
How to Set Up the JackWARNING! The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, seriously injuring anyone underneath. Follow the directions for changing a tire exactly, and never get under the vehicle when it is supported only by the jack.
Step 1. Place the jack under the jacking point closest to the tire to be changed.
Step 2. Turn the end bracket clockwise (as shown in the image) until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point. Make sure that the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch.
Step 3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar and the jack handle, until the tire is off the ground.
CAUTION! Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the vehicle. Use the jack provided in your vehicle. Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or may not fit the jacking point. The following instructions must be followed to use the jack safely:
- Do not use while the engine is running.
- Use only where the ground is firm and level.
- Use only at the jacking points.
- Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.
- Do not put anything on top of or underneath the jack.
Replacing the Flat Tire
Step1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.
Step 2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel with a clean cloth.
Step 3. Mount the compact spare tire.
Step 4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the lips around the mounting holes, then stop rotating.
Step 5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. Tighten the wheel nuts in the order indicated in the image. Go around, tightening the nuts, two to three times in this order. Wheel nut torque: 80 lbf∙ft (108 N∙m, 11 kgf∙m)
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra torque using your foot or a pipe.
Storing the Flat Tire
WARNING! Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and can seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving.
Step 1. Remove the center cap.
Step 2 Place the flat tire face down in the spare tire well.
Step 3. Remove the spacer cone from the wing bolt, flip it over, and insert it back on the bolt. Secure the flat tire with the wing bolt.
Step 4. Securely put the jack and wheel nut wrench back in the tool case. Store the case in the trunk.
TPMS and the Compact Spare Tire
If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the following message :"Tire Pressure Monitor System Problem. Check Tire Pressure. See Your Dealer", will appear on the driver information interface and the indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on; however, this is normal and is no cause for concern.