Toyota Tundra Owners Manual: If you have a flat tire

Your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. The flat tire can be replaced with the spare tire.

 

WARNING

■If you have a flat tire Do not continue driving with a flat tire.

Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel beyond repair, which could result in an accident.

Before jacking up the vehicle

  • Stop the vehicle in a safe place on a hard, flat surface.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Shift the shift lever to P.
  • Stop the engine.
  • Turn on the emergency flashers.

Location of the spare tire, jack and tools

■ Spare tire

Steps to take in an emergency

■ Jack and tools

  1. Jack
  2. Tool bag

Double Cab models without storage box

Steps to take in an emergency

Double Cab models with storage box

Steps to take in an emergency

CrewMax models

Steps to take in an emergency

WARNING

■Using the tire jack Observe the following precautions.

Improper use of the tire jack may cause the vehicle to suddenly fall off the jack, leading to death or serious injury.

  • Do not use the tire jack for any purpose other than replacing tires or installing and removing tire chains.
  • Only use the tire jack that comes with this vehicle for replacing a flat tire.

    Do not use it on other vehicles, and do not use other tire jacks for replacing tires on this vehicle.

  • Put the jack properly in its jack point.
  • Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while it is supported by the jack.
  • Do not start the engine or drive the vehicle while the vehicle is supported by the jack.
  • Do not raise the vehicle while someone is inside.
  • When raising the vehicle, do not put an object on or under the jack.
  • Do not raise the vehicle to a height greater than that required to replace the tire.
  • Use a jack stand if it is necessary to get under the vehicle.
  • When lowering the vehicle, make sure that there is no-one near the vehicle. If there are people nearby, warn them vocally before lowering.

Using the jack handle Insert the square head securely until you hear a click to prevent the extension parts from coming apart unexpectedly.

Taking out the jack and tool bag (Double Cab models)

1. Pull up the lever and raise the bottom cushion up.

Steps to take in an emergency

2. On vehicles with storage box, turn the knob to the "OPEN" direction and remove the lid.

Steps to take in an emergency

3. On vehicles with storage box, remove the jack cover panel.

Steps to take in an emergency

4. Unhook the rubber band and take out the jack.

  1. For loosening
  2. For tightening

Steps to take in an emergency

5. Unhook the rubber band and remove the tool bag.

Steps to take in an emergency

Taking out the jack and tool bag (CrewMax models)

1. Pull the lever and raise the bottom cushion up.

Steps to take in an emergency

2. Unhook the rubber band and take out the jack.

  1. For loosening
  2. For tightening

Steps to take in an emergency

3. Unhook the rubber band and remove the tool bag.

Steps to take in an emergency

Taking out the spare tire

1. Assemble the jack handle extension as shown.

Steps to take in an emergency

2. Insert the end of the jack handle extension into the lowering screw and turn it counterclockwise.

Steps to take in an emergency

3. After the tire is lowered completely to the ground, remove the holding bracket.

Steps to take in an emergency

Replacing a flat tire

1. Chock the tires.

Steps to take in an emergency

Flat tire

Wheel chock positions

Front Left-hand side Behind the rear right-hand side tire
Right-hand side Behind the rear left-hand side tire
Rear Left-hand side In front of the front right-hand side tire
Right-hand side In front of the front left-hand side tire

2. On some models, remove the wheel ornament using the wheel nut wrench as shown.

To protect the wheel and wheel ornament, place a rag between the wrench and the wheel ornament, as shown in the illustration.

Steps to take in an emergency

3. Slightly loosen the wheel nuts (one turn).

Steps to take in an emergency

4. Assemble the jack handle extension as shown.

Steps to take in an emergency

5. Position the jack at the correct jack point as shown.

  1. Front
  2. Rear

Make sure the jack is positioned on a level and solid place.

Steps to take in an emergency

6. Raise the vehicle until the tire is slightly raised off the ground.

When positioning the jack under the rear axle housing, make sure the groove on the top of the jack fits with the rear axle housing.

Steps to take in an emergency

7. Remove all the wheel nuts and the tire.

When resting the tire on the ground, place the tire so that the wheel design faces up to avoid scratching the wheel surface.

Steps to take in an emergency

WARNING

■Replacing a flat tire

  • Observe the following precautions.

    Failure to do so may result in serious injury:

    • Lower the spare tire completely to the ground before removing it from under the vehicle.
    • Do not try to remove the wheel ornament by hand. Take due care in handling the ornament to avoid unexpected personal injury.
    • Do not touch the disc wheels or the area around the brakes immediately after the vehicle has been driven.

      After the vehicle has been driven the disc wheels and the area around the brakes will be extremely hot. Touching these areas with hands, feet or other body parts while changing a tire, etc., may result in burns.

  • Failure to follow these precautions could cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the tire to fall off, resulting in death or serious injury.
    • Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench as soon as possible after changing wheels.

      Steel wheel: 154 ft*lbf (209 N*m, 21.3 kgf*m)
      Aluminum wheel: 97 ft*lbf (131 N*m, 13.4 kgf*m)

    • When installing a tire, only use wheel nuts that have been specifically designed for that wheel.
    • Retighten the wheel nuts within 100 miles (160 km) of driving.
    • If there are any cracks or deformations in the bolt screws, nut threads or bolt holes of the wheel, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
    • Do not attach a heavily damaged wheel ornament, as it may fly off the wheel while the vehicle is moving.
    • When installing the wheel nuts, be sure to install them with the tapered ends facing inward.

Installing the spare tire

1. Remove any dirt or foreign matter from the wheel contact surface.

If foreign matter is on the wheel contact surface, the wheel nuts may loosen while the vehicle is in motion, causing the tire to come off.

Steps to take in an emergency

2. Install the spare tire and loosely tighten each wheel nut by hand by approximately the same amount.

Tighten the nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat.

Replacing a steel wheel with a steel wheel

Steps to take in an emergency

Replacing an aluminum wheel with a steel wheel

Steps to take in an emergency

3. Lower the vehicle.

Steps to take in an emergency

4. Firmly tighten each nut two or three times in the order shown in the illustration.

Tightening torque: 154 ft*lbf (209 N*m, 21.3 kgf*m)

Steps to take in an emergency

WARNING

■Stowing the flat tire Failure to follow steps listed under stowing the tire may result in damage to the spare tire carrier and loss of the tire, which could result in serious injury or death.

Stowing the flat tire, jack and all tools

1. Vehicles with aluminum wheels: Remove the center wheel ornament by pushing from the reverse side.

2. Lay down the tire with the valve stem facing up and install the holding bracket, inserting the claw into the wheel lug nut hole.

Turn the jack handle extension clockwise to take up slack in the chain.

Then, check to ensure the claw is in the wheel lug nut hole and the holding bracket is centered in the wheel hub.

  1. Holding bracket
  2. Claw

Steps to take in an emergency

While raising, secure the tire, taking care that the tire goes straight up without catching on any surrounding part, to prevent it from flying forward during a collision or sudden braking.

Tightening torque: 34.7 ft*lbf (46.6 N*m, 4.8 kgf*m)

3. Confirm it is not loose after tightening:

  1. Push and pull the tire
  2. Try rotating

Visually check to ensure tire is not hung on surrounding parts.

Steps to take in an emergency

If looseness or misassembly exists, repeat step 2 and step 3.

4. Repeat step 3, any time the tire is lowered or disturbed.

5. Stow the tools and jack securely.

■The temporary spare tire

  • The temporary spare tire is identified by the "TEMPORARY USE ONLY" marking on the disc wheel and/or tire sidewall.

    Use the temporary spare tire temporarily, and only in an emergency.

  • Make sure to check the tire inflation pressure of the temporary spare tire.

■When using the temporary spare tire As the temporary spare tire is not equipped with the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, low inflation pressure of the spare tire will not be indicated by the tire pressure warning system. Also, if you replace the temporary spare tire after the tire pressure warning light comes on, the light remains on.

■If you have a flat rear tire on a road covered with snow or ice Install the temporary spare tire on one of the front wheels of the vehicle.

Perform the following steps and fit tire chains to the rear tires:

1. Replace a front tire with the temporary spare tire.

2. Replace the flat rear tire with the tire removed from the front of the vehicle.

3. Fit tire chains to the rear tires.

WARNING

■When using the temporary spare tire

  • Remember that the temporary spare tire provided is specifically designed for use with your vehicle. Do not use your temporary spare tire on another vehicle.
  • Do not use more than one temporary spare tires simultaneously.
  • Replace the temporary spare tire with a standard tire as soon as possible.
  • Avoid sudden acceleration, abrupt steering, sudden braking and shifting operations that cause sudden engine braking.

■When the spare tire is attached The vehicle speed may not be correctly detected, and the following systems may not operate correctly:

  • ABS & Brake assist
  • VSC
  • TRAC
  • AUTO LSD
  • Pre-Collision System*
  • Automatic High Beam*
  • LDA (Lane Departure Alert)*
  • Dynamic radar cruise control*
  • Cruise control*
  • Navigation system*

*: If equipped

Also, not only can the following system not be utilized fully, but it may even negatively affect the drive-train components:

  • 4WD system

■Speed limit when using the temporary spare tire Do not drive at speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h) when a temporary spare tire is installed on the vehicle.

The temporary spare tire is not designed for driving at high speeds. Failure to observe this precaution may lead to an accident causing death or serious injury.

 

NOTICE

■Do not drive the vehicle with a flat tire Do not continue driving with a flat tire.

Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel beyond repair.

■Driving with tire chains and the temporary spare tire Do not fit tire chains to the temporary spare tire.

Tire chains may damage the vehicle body and adversely affect driving performance.

■When replacing the tires When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, contact your Toyota dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may be damaged if not handled correctly.

■To avoid damage to the tire pressure warning valves and transmitters When a tire is repaired with liquid sealants, the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter may not operate properly. If a liquid sealant is used, contact your Toyota dealer or other qualified service shop as soon as possible. Make sure to replace the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter when replacing the tire.

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