2020 Defender

REPAIR PROCEDURE

Make sure the following warnings and cautions have been read and fully understood before carrying out a tyre repair. Failure to follow the guidance given could affect vehicle safety, leading to vehicle damage, serious injury, or death.

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before driving the vehicle. See TYRE REPAIR SYSTEM SAFETY and USING THE TYRE REPAIR SYSTEM.

WARNING

If in any doubt about carrying out the instructions, or if the warnings in this section cannot be complied with, seek qualified assistance. See ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.

WARNING

If the tyre's inflation pressure does not reach 1.8 bar (26 psi, 180 kPa) within 7 minutes, the tyre may have suffered excessive damage. A temporary repair is not possible. Do not drive the vehicle until the tyre has been replaced.

WARNING

Do not exceed the maximum tyre pressure stated on the sidewall of the tyre.

CAUTION

When pumping the sealant through the tyre valve, sealant may leak from the puncture location. Remove any excess sealant immediately. Failure to do so may result in a surface residue that is difficult to remove.

Before carrying out a tyre repair procedure:
  1. Make sure the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.

  2. Automatic vehicles only: Make sure Park (P) is selected.

  3. Remove the tyre repair system from the vehicle. See TYRE REPAIR SYSTEM.

  4. Remove the packaging from the compressor.

  5. Peel off the warning label on the side of the compressor.

  6. Attach the warning label to the windscreen, in a visible location, but not obstructing the driver’s field of vision.

    WARNING

    The speed and mileage recommendations for a repaired tyre are mandated and must be observed. The speed and mileage recommendations are stated on the warning label. Failure to adhere to the recommendations may cause a loss of vehicle control, leading to serious injury or death.

  7. Uncoil the inflation hose and power cable from the underside of the compressor.

  8. Unscrew the orange cap from the compressor.

  9. Unscrew the cap from the sealant bottle.

  10. Screw the sealant bottle clockwise on to the compressor, until it is completely tight.

NOTES

Do not pierce the sealant bottle before fitting it to the receiver.

NOTES

The sealant bottle cannot be removed from the compressor once fitted.

To carry out a tyre repair procedure:
  1. Remove the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

    NOTES

    Make sure that the valve cap is stored in a known location for future use.

  2. Remove the protective cap from the compressor’s inflation hose.

  3. Connect the inflation hose to the tyre valve.

    NOTES

    Make sure that the inflation hose is fully screwed on to the tyre valve.

  4. Make sure that the compressor switch is in the off (0) position.

  5. Insert the power cable connector into a power socket marked 12V. See AUXILIARY POWER SOCKETS.

    NOTES

    Do not use the cigar lighter socket for this purpose.

  6. Start the engine. See STARTING THE ENGINE.

  7. Switch the compressor to the on (I) position.

  8. Run the compressor for no longer than 10 minutes.

    NOTES

    Make sure to monitor the tyre pressure. When pumping the sealant through the tyre valve, the compressor’s pressure gauge may rise up to 6 bar (87 psi, 600 kPa). The measurement at this point is the pressure within the compressor and not the actual tyre pressure, which is normal and should not cause alarm. The pressure drops again after approximately 30 seconds.

  9. Switch off the compressor.

  10. Check the inflation pressure on the compressor's pressure gauge. If the pressure is:

    Greater than 1.8 bar (26 psi, 180 kPa), continue with the repair procedure.

    Less than 1.8 bar (26 psi, 180 kPa), do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Seek qualified assistance. See ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.

  11. Unscrew the inflation hose.

  12. Replace the inflation hose cap.

  13. Disconnect the power cable.

  14. Store the tyre repair system securely in the vehicle.

  15. Drive the vehicle within 1 minute of completing the tyre pressure check. Drive the vehicle between 3 and 10 km (2 and 6 miles) for 10 minutes. Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph). When done, stop the vehicle in a safe place and carry out the following:

  16. Connect the compressor’s inflation hose to the tyre valve.

  17. Check the repaired tyre’s pressure. Refer to the table below.

Tyre pressure Action
Greater than 2.2 bar (32 psi, 220 kPa). The vehicle can be driven for up to 200 km (120 miles) at a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). It is recommended to drive to the nearest tyre repair centre or retailer/authorised repairer for a replacement tyre to be fitted. Be sure to make the repair centre aware that the tyre repair system has been used before the tyre is removed.
Less than 1.3 bar (19 psi, 130 kPa). Do not attempt to drive the vehicle. Seek qualified assistance. See ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.
Between 1.3 bar (19 psi, 130 kPa) and 2.2 bar (32 psi, 220 kPa). Switch on the compressor, and run it for no longer than 10 minutes. Do not exceed the maximum tyre pressure stated on the sidewall of the tyre. If the pressure is above 2.2 bar (32 psi, 220 kPa), drive the vehicle 3 to 10 km (2 to 6 miles) or for 10 minutes. Do not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph). Re-check the tyre pressure. If a tyre pressure of 2.2 bar (32 psi, 220 kPa) is not achieved, seek qualified assistance. See ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.