Acura ILX Hybrid (2015 year). Instruction — page 19

uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
Distributing the Sealant in the Tire
1Distributing the Sealant in the Tire
1. Apply the speed restriction label to the
3WARNING
location as shown.
2. Drive the vehicle for about 10 minutes.
Running the engine with the vehicle in an
u Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can
3. Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon
monoxide.
Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can
cause unconsciousness and even death.
Speed Restriction Label
Only run the engine to power the air
4. Attach the air only hose onto the tire valve
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.
stem. Screw it until it is tight.
5. Turn the selector switch to AIR ONLY.
Stop and recheck the air pressure after every 10
u Do not turn the air compressor on to
minutes of driving as necessary until you reach the
check the pressure.
nearest service station where you should have the tire
2 Inflating An Under-inflated Tire
permanently repaired or replaced.
P. 320
Air Only Hose
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
6. If the air pressure is:
• Less than 19 psi (130 kPa):
Do not add air or continue driving. The leak is too severe. Call for help and
have your vehicle towed.
2 Emergency Towing P. 344
• 32 psi (220 kPa) or more:
Continue driving for another 10 minutes or until you reach the nearest service
station. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
u If the air does not go down after the 10 minute driving, you do not need to
check the pressure any more.
• Greater than 19 psi (130kPa), but less than 32 psi (220 kPa):
Turn the air compressor on to inflate the tire until the tire pressure reaches 32
psi (220 kPa).
Then drive carefully for 10 more minutes or until you reach the nearest service
station. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).
u You should repeat this procedure as long as the air pressure is within this
range.
7. Press the pressure relief button until the gauge returns to 0 psi (0 kPa).
8. Repackage and properly stow the kit.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
1Inflating An Under-inflated Tire
Inflating An Under-inflated Tire
NOTICE
You can use the kit to inflate a non-punctured under-inflated tire.
Do not operate the temporary tire repair kit
1. Open the trunk floor lid.
compressor for more than 15 minutes. The accessory
2 Getting Ready to Temporarily Repair
power socket and compressor can overheat and
the Flat Tire P. 313
become permanently damaged.
2. Remove the kit from the case.
3. Place the kit, face up, on flat ground near
the flat tire, away from traffic. Do not
place the kit on its side.
4. Remove the air only hose from the kit.
Air Only Hose
5. Remove the valve cap.
Valve Cap
Air Only Hose
6. Attach the air only hose onto the tire valve
stem. Screw it until it is tight.
Valve Stem
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuTemporarily Repairing a Flat Tire
7. Plug in the compressor to the accessory
1Inflating An Under-inflated Tire
power socket.
u Be careful not to pinch the cord in a
3WARNING
door or window.
Running the engine with the vehicle in an
8. Start the engine.
enclosed or even partly enclosed area can
u Keep the engine running while injecting
cause a rapid build-up of toxic carbon
air.
2 Carbon Monoxide Gas P. 66
monoxide.
Breathing this colorless, odorless gas can
9. Turn the selector switch to AIR ONLY.
cause unconsciousness and even death.
AIR ONLY
side
10. Press the inflator switch to turn on the kit.
Only run the engine to power the air
u The compressor starts to inject air into
compressor with the vehicle outdoors.
the tire.
11. Inflate the tire to the specified air pressure.
ON
12. Turn off the kit.
u Check the pressure gauge on the air
compressor.
u If overinflated, press the pressure relief
button.
13. Unplug the kit from the accessory power
socket.
14. Unscrew the air only hose from the tire
valve stem. Reinstall the valve cap.
Pressure Relief Button
15. Press the pressure relief button until the
gauge returns 0 psi (0 kPa).
16. Repackage and properly stow the kit.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
Vehicles with optional spare tire kit
Changing a Flat Tire
1Changing a Flat Tire
If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually
Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact
to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact
spare. It should be set to the specified pressure.
spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full size tire repaired or
Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm2)
replaced.
When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the
vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with
1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, non-slippery surface, and apply the parking brake.
a full size tire as soon as possible.
2. Move the shift lever in P .
3. Set the parking brake.
The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are
4. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF
specifically for this model. Do not use them with
(LOCK).
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.
U.S. models only
Do not use a puncture-repairing agent other than the
Tire Repair Kit provided with your vehicle, as some
tire repair agents can cause damage to the pressure
sensors.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
1Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire
Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire
1. Open the trunk.
Zip Fastener
2. Open the spare tire cover.
3. Turn the anchor bolt left to remove the bolt
and adapter.
4. Pull the spare tire and cover toward you to
take the tire out.
Anchor Bolt and Adapter
Spare tire
5. Move the jack to the left to allow it to be
The spare tire is stored at the back of the trunk,
removed.
behind the rear seat-backs.
Jack
6. Pull up the trunk floor lid and take out the
lid
wheel nut wrench from the tool case.
Tool Case
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
7. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear
of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.
Wheel
Blocks
The tire to be replaced.
8. Place the compact spare tire (wheel side up)
under the vehicle body, near the tire that
needs to be replaced.
9. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn
using the wheel nut wrench.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
1How to Set Up the Jack
How to Set Up the Jack
1. Place the jack under the jacking point
3WARNING
closest to the tire to be changed.
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.
Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the
2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in
vehicle.
the image until the top of the jack contacts
the jacking point.
Use the jack provided in your vehicle.
u Make sure that the jacking point tab is
Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or
may not fit the jacking point.
resting in the jack notch.
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.
3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar
Use only at the jacking points.
and the jack handle, until the tire is off the
Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.
Do not put anything on top of or underneath the
ground.
jack.
Jack
Handle
Wheel Nut
Bar
Wrench as Jack Handle
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
1Replacing the Flat Tire
Replacing the Flat Tire
Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra
1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.
torque using your foot or a pipe.
2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel
with a clean cloth.
3. Mount the compact spare tire.
4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the
lips around the mounting holes, then stop
rotating.
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)
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
1Storing the Flat Tire
Storing the Flat Tire
The flat tire should be positioned towards the
1. Securely store the jack, and put wheel nut
passenger side due to trunk configuration. Avoid
and wrench back in the tool case.
storing it forcefully against the trunk sides.
2. Put the flat tire in the storage bag provided
with your vehicle.
3. Place it on the passenger side of the trunk
floor lid.
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uuIf a Tire Goes FlatuChanging a Flat Tire
TPMS and the Spare Tire
1TPMS and the Spare Tire
The system does not monitor the pressure of the
U.S. models
spare tire. Manually check the spare tire pressure to
If you replace a flat tire with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator
be sure that it is correct.
comes on while you are driving. After driving for a few miles (kilometers), the
indicator will start blinking for a short time and then stay on. CHECK TPMS
SYSTEM appears on the multi-information display, but this is normal.
After you replace the tire with a specified regular tire, the warning message on the
multi-information display and the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator will go off after
a few miles (kilometers).
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Engine Does Not Start
Checking the Engine
If the engine does not start, check the starter.
1Checking the Engine
If you must start the vehicle immediately, use an
assisting vehicle to jump start it.
2 Jump Starting P. 332
Starter condition
Checklist
Starter doesn’t turn or turns
Check for a message on the multi-information display.
over slowly.
If the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON message appears
The 12 volt battery may be dead.
2 If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak P. 330
Check each of the items on the
uMake sure the keyless remote is in its operating range.
2 ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range P. 124
right and respond accordingly.
Check brightness of the interior lights.
Turn on the interior lights and check the brightness.
If the interior lights are dim or do not come on at all
2 Checking the 12 Volt Battery P. 303
If the interior lights come on normally
2 Fuses P. 341
The starter turns over normally
Review the engine start procedure.
but the engine doesn’t start.
Follow its instructions, and try to start the engine again.
There may be a problem with the
2 Starting the Engine P. 226
fuse. Check each of the items on
Check the immobilizer system indicator.
the right and respond accordingly.
When the immobilizer system indicator is blinking, the engine cannot be started.
2 Immobilizer System P. 118
Check the fuel level.
There should be enough fuel in the tank.
2 Fuel Gauge P. 86
Check the fuse.
Check all fuses, or have the vehicle checked by a dealer.
2 Inspecting and Changing Fuses P. 343
If the problem continues:
2 Emergency Towing P. 344
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uuEngine Does Not StartuIf the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak
If the Keyless Access Remote Battery is Weak
If the beeper sounds, the TO START, HOLD REMOTE NEAR START BUTTON
message appears on the multi-information display, the indicator on the ENGINE
START/STOP button flashes, and the engine won’t start. Start the engine as
follows.
1. Touch the center of the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the A logo on the keyless
access remote while the indicator on the
ENGINE START/STOP button is flashing.
The buttons on the keyless access remote
should be facing you.
u The indicator flashes for about 30
seconds.
2. Depress the brake pedal and press the
ENGINE START/STOP button within 10
seconds after the beeper sounds and the
indicator stays on.
u If you don’t depress the pedal, the mode
will change to ACCESSORY.
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uuEngine Does Not StartuEmergency Engine Stop
Emergency Engine Stop
The ENGINE START/STOP button may be used to stop the engine due to an
1Emergency Engine Stop
emergency situation even while driving. If you must stop the engine, do either of the
Do not press the button while driving unless it is
following operations:
absolutely necessary for the engine to be switched
• Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button about for three seconds.
off.
• Firmly press the ENGINE START/STOP button three times.
The steering wheel will not lock. However, because turning off the engine disables
the power assist the engine provides to the steering and braking systems, it will
require significantly more physical effort and time to steer and slow the vehicle. Use
both feet on the brake pedal to slow down the vehicle and stop immediately in a
safe place.
The power mode is in ACCESSORY when the engine is stopped.
To change the mode to VEHICLE OFF, move the shift lever to P after the vehicle
comes to a complete stop. Then press the ENGINE START/STOP button twice
without depressing the brake pedal.
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Jump Starting
1Jump Starting
Jump Starting Procedure
Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine,
3WARNING
then open the hood.
A battery can explode if you do not follow
1. Connect the first jumper cable to your
the correct procedure, seriously injuring
vehicle’s battery + terminal.
anyone nearby.
2. Connect the other end of the first jumper
cable to the assisting vehicle’s + terminal.
Keep all sparks, open flames, and smoking
u Use a 12-volt booster battery only.
materials away from the battery.
3. Connect the second jumper cable to the
assisting vehicle’s — terminal.
Securely attach the jumper cable clips so that they do
not come off when the engine vibrates. Also be
careful not to tangle the jumper cables or allow the
4. Connect the other end of the second
cable ends to touch each other while attaching or
jumper cable to the engine mounting bolt
detaching the jumper cables.
as shown. Do not connect this jumper cable
Battery performance degrades in cold conditions and
to any other part.
may prevent the engine from starting.
5. If your vehicle is connected to another
vehicle, start the assisting vehicle’s engine
and increase its rpm slightly.
6. Attempt to start your vehicle’s engine. If it
turns over slowly, check that the jumper
cables have good metal-to-metal contact.
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uuJump Startingu
What to Do After the Engine Starts
Once your vehicle’s engine has started, remove the jumper cables in the following
order.
1. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s ground.
2. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle’s battery
— terminal.
3. Disconnect the jumper cable from your vehicle’s battery + terminal.
4. Disconnect the other end of the jumper cable from the assisting vehicle’s battery
+ terminal.
Have your vehicle inspected by a nearby service station or a dealer.
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Shift Lever Does Not Move
Follow the procedure below if you cannot move the shift lever out of P position.
Releasing the Lock
1. Set the parking brake.
Slot
2. Remove the built-in key from the keyless
access remote.
3. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flat-
tip screwdriver. Put it into the shift lock
release slot as shown in the image, and
Cover
remove the cover.
4. Insert the key into the shift lock release slot.
5. While pushing the key down, press the shift
lever release button and place the shift lever
into N.
u The lock is now released. Have the shift
lever checked by a dealer as soon as
possible.
Release Button
Shift Lock Release Slot
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