Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Tire mobility kit

Preparation

Applies to: vehicles with tire mobility kit

  • Read and follow the important safety precautions.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Select the "P" selector lever position.
  • Check if a repair with the tire mobility kit is possible.

Using tire mobility kit

Applies to: vehicles with tire mobility kit

Emergency assistance
Fig. 169 Tire: tire damage that cannot be repaired

The tire repair is only meant for temporary use.

Change the damaged tire as soon as possible.

If the tire is pierced by an object such as a nail, do not remove the object from the tire.

The tire mobility kit can be used at temperatures as low as -4 ºF (-20 ºC).

The tire mobility kit must not be used:

  • If the tire has cuts or punctures that are larger than 0.16 inch (4 mm) (1) > fig. 169
  • If the rim is damaged (2)
  • If you have driven with very low tire pressure or without air in the tire (3)

See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance in these situations.

WARNING

  • Please note that the tire mobility kit cannot be used in all situations, and that it may only be used temporarily.
  • The tire sealant must not come in contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
  • If tire sealant comes into contact with your eyes or your skin, thoroughly rinse the affected area immediately with clean water.
  • Do not inhale the fumes.
  • If you swallow any of the tire sealant, thoroughly rinse your mouth immediately and drink a lot of water. Do not induce vomiting.

    Seek medical attention immediately.

  • Change your clothing immediately if it comes into contact with tire sealant.
  • If an allergic reaction occurs, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Keep the tire sealant away from children.

For the sake of the environment

Batteries and electrical/electronic devices must be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

Tips

  • If sealant leaks, allow it to dry in place. You can then peel it off like a sticker.
  • Note the expiration date on the sealant bottle.

    Replace the tire sealant at an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

  • Radio reception can be interrupted when operating the compressor.
  • Follow the legal regulations that are applicable in the country where you are operating the vehicle.

Repairing tires

Applies to: vehicles with tire mobility kit

Emergency assistance
Fig. 170 Components of the tire mobility kit

Emergency assistance
Fig. 171 Tire mobility kit connection

Requirement: the tire mobility kit must be laid out and ready for use.

Setting up the tire mobility kit

  • Open the cover (2) on the compressor => fig. 170.
  • Remove the connect (4) and pressure hose (5) from the housing.
  • Connect the compressor pressure hose (5) to the flange (6) on the tire sealant bottle (1).
  • Insert the sealant bottle with the flange at the bottom into the opening (3) on the compressor.
  • Remove the valve cap from the faulty tire.
  • Connect the filler hose (9) to the valve (7) > fig. 171.
  • Connect the plug (4) > fig. 170 to an outlet in the vehicle.
  • Switch the ignition on.

Inflating a tire

  • Move the switch (8) > fig. 177 on the compressor into position .
  • Inflate the tire to between 29 psi (200 kPA) and 36 psi (250 kPA) and read the pressure on the gauge.
  • If this tire pressure is not reached, remove the filler hose. Drive slowly approximately 33 feet (10 m) forward or in reverse so that the sealant can be distributed in the tire. Inflate the tire again .

WARNING

  • Read and follow the manufacturer's safety precautions on the compressor and in the instructions on the bottle of sealant.
  • If a tire pressure of 29 psi (200 kPA) cannot reached after inflating for 6 minutes, then the tire is too severely damaged. Do not continue driving.
  • If the tire cannot be repaired with the tire sealant, see an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Tips

Do not operate the compressor for more than six minutes continuously, or it can overheat.

Once the compressor has cooled, you can continue to use it.

Completing

Applies to: vehicles with tire mobility kit

  • Affix the sticker that says "max. 50 mph (max.80 km/h)" that is provided with the tire mobility kit within the driver's field of vision.
  • Stop the vehicle after driving for about 10 minutes and check the tire pressure.
  • If the tire pressure is lower than 19 psi (130 kPA), then the tire is too severely damaged. Do not continue driving.

WARNING

Pay attention to the following after repairing the tire:

  • Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
  • Avoid hard acceleration or braking and driving fast around curves.
  • The vehicle may become more difficult to control.
  • If the tire is too severely damaged, see an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

For the sake of the environment

You can give the used tire sealant bottle to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for disposal.

Tips

Remember to obtain a new bottle of sealant from an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility after repairing a tire.

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