Stowing the flat/spare tire, jack and tools

Lay down the tire with the outer side facing up, and install the hold- ing bracket.

Insert the holding bracket tab into one of the holes in the wheel.

Raise the tire.

Pull the tire towards the rear of the vehicle when raising. After raising, visuallyRaise the tire.

Pull the tire towards the rear of the vehicle when raising. After raising, visually check that the tire is not interfering with suspen- sion components.

and replace all covers.Stow the tools and jack securely, and replace all covers.

CAUTION

 - Using the tire jack

Improper use of the tire jack may lead to death or injuries due to the vehicle sud- denly falling off the jack.

• 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.

• Always check that the tire jack is securely set to the jack point.

• Be sure to turn off the rear height control air suspension and stop the engine.

• Do not raise the vehicle while someone is in it.

• 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.

• Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by a jack.

• Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.

Take particular care when lowering the vehicle to ensure that no one working on or near the vehicle may be injured.

 - Using the jack handle

Tighten all the jack handle bolts securely using a Phillips-head screwdriver, to pre- vent the extension parts from coming apart unexpectedly.

CAUTION

 - Replacing a flat tire

• 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.

• 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.

• Have the wheel nuts tightened with a torque wrench to 83 ft•lbf (112 N•m, 11.4 kgf•m) as soon as possible after changing wheels.

• Do not attach a heavily damaged wheel ornament, as it may fly off the wheel while the vehicle is moving.

• When installing a tire, only use wheel nuts that have been specifically designed for that wheel.

• 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 Lexus dealer.

• When installing the wheel nuts, be sure to install them with the tapered ends facing inward.

 - After using the tools and jack

Before driving, make sure all the tools and jack are securely in place in their storage location to reduce the possibility of personal injury during a collision or sudden braking.

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.

 - When stowing the flat tire

• Ensure that there is no object caught between the tire and the vehicle underbody.

• To avoid damaging the suspension system, make sure that the spare tire does not interfere with the suspension components when stowed.

 - When replacing the tires

When removing or fitting the wheels, tires or the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, contact your Lexus dealer as the tire pressure warning valve and trans- mitter 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 Lexus 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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