2022 Kia Telluride Flat Tire and Towing User Guide

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2022 Kia Telluride Flat Tire (with Spare Tire) and Towing User Guide

Flat tire and towing instructions for the 2022 Kia Telluride are covered in this tutorial. This crucial information prepares you for roadside emergencies, boosting your driving confidence and safety.

2023 Kia Telluride Specs, Price, Features and Mileage (Brochure)

If you have a flat tire (with a spare tire)

If you have a flat tire, you can change the flat tire to a kia telluride spare tire using tools.

WARNING
Driving on a flat tire will cause permanent damage to the tire. Re-inflating a tire after it has been driven on while severely underinflated or flat may cause a blowout and a serious crash. Never attempt to re-inflate a tire that has been driven on while severely underinflated or flat. In this case, repair or replace the flat tire as soon as possible.

WARNING
Changing as tire can be dangerous. Follow the instructions in this section when changing a tire to reduce the risk of serious injury or death.

CAUTION
Be careful as you use the jack handle to stay clear of the flat end. The flat end has sharp edges that could cause cuts.

Jack and tools

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  1. Jack handle
  2. Wheel nut wrench
  3. Driver
  4. Socket
  5.  Jack

The jack and tools are stored in the luggage side trim. Remove the tray cover indicated in the illustration.

Jacking instructions
The jack is provided for emergency tire changing only.

  • To prevent the jack from “rattling” while the vehicle is in motion, store it properly.
  •  Follow jacking instructions to reduce the possibility of personal injury.

WARNING
Changing tires

  • Never attempt vehicle repairs in the traffic lanes of a public road or highway.
  •  Always move the vehicle completely off the road and onto the shoulder before trying to change a tire. The jack should be used on firm-level ground. If you cannot find a firm-level place off the road, call a towing service company for assistance.
  •  Be sure to use the correct front and rear jacking positions on the vehicle; never use the bumpers or any other part of the vehicle for jacking support.
  •  The vehicle can roll off the jack causing serious injury or death.
  • Do not get under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
  •  Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is on the jack.
  •  Do not allow anyone to remain in the vehicle while it is on the jack
  • Make sure any children present are in a secure place away from the road and from the vehicle to be raised with the jack.

WARNING
Tire jack
Do not place any portion of your body under a vehicle that is only supported by a jack since the vehicle Use vehicle support stands.

WARNING
Changing tires
Never attempt vehicle repairs in the traffic lanes of a public road or high-way.

  • Always move the vehicle completely off the road and onto the shoulder before trying to change a tire. The jack should be used on a firm level ground. If you cannot find a firm, level place off the road, call a towing service company for assistance.
  •  Be sure to use the correct front and rear jacking positions on the vehicle; never use the bumpers or any other part of the vehicle for jack support.
  •  Do not allow anyone to remain in the vehicle while it is on the jack.
  • Make sure any children present are in a secure place away from the road and from the vehicle to be raised with the jack.

WARNING
Running a vehicle on jack

Do not start or run the engine of the vehicle while the vehicle is on the jack as this may cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. To prevent the jack from “rattling” while the vehicle is in motion, store it properly.

NOTICE
Retreaded tires
Possibly substantial variations in the design and age of the tire casing structures can limit service life and have a negative impact on road safety.

Removing the kia telluride spare tire
Your spare ire is stored underneath the back of your vehicle, directly below the right sliding door.
To remove the spare tire:

  1. Open the luggage floor cover and find the plastic hex bolt cover on the floor.
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  2. Remove the cover.
  3. Use the tool to loosen the bolt enough to lower the kia telluride spare tire. Turn the tool counterclockwise until the spare tire reaches the ground.
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  4. After the kia telluride spare tire reaches the ground, continue to turn the tool counterclockwise, and draw the spare tire outside. Never rotate the tool excessively, otherwise, the spare tire carrier may be damaged.
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  5. Remove the retainer from the center of the spare tire.

Storing the Kia Telluride spare tire

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  1.  Place the wheel under the vehicle and install the retainer through the wheel center.
  2.  Turn the tool clockwise until it clicks.

Ensure the spare tire retainer is properly aligned with the center of the spare tire to prevent the spare tire from “rattling”.
Otherwise, it may cause the spare tire to fall off the carrier and lead to an accident.
Changing tires

WARNING
A vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby. Take the following safety precautions:

  • Never place any portion of your body under a vehicle that is sup body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
  •  NEVER attempt to change a tire in the lane of traffic. ALWAYS move the vehicle completely off the road on level, firm ground away from traffic before trying to change a tire. If you cannot find a level, firm place off the road, call a towing service for assistance.
  •  Be sure to use the jack provided with the vehicle.
  •  ALWAYS place the jack on the designated jacking positions on the vehicle and NEVER on the bumpers or any other part of the vehicle for jacking support.
  •  Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is on the jack.
  •  Do not allow anyone to remain in the vehicle while it is on the jack.
  •  Keep children away from the road and the vehicle.
  1. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake firmly.
  2. Place the transmission shift lever in P (Park).
  3.  Activate the hazard warning flashers.
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  4. Remove the wheel lug nut wrench, jack and spare tire from the vehicle.
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Block both the front and rear of the wheel that is diagonally opposite from the jack position.
WARNING
Jack location
To reduce the possibility of injury, be sure to use only the jack provided with the vehicle in the correct jack position; never use any other part of the vehicle for jack support.

2023 Kia Telluride Specs, Price, Features and Mileage (Brochure)

Changing a tire

    • To prevent vehicle movement while changing a tire, always set the parking brake fully, and always block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel being changed.
    •  We recommend that the wheels of the vehicle be blocked and that  no person remain in a vehicle that is being jacked
  1.  Loosen the wheel lug nuts counterclockwise one turn each, but do not remove any nut until the tire has been raised off the ground.
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  2.  Place the jack at the front (1) or rear (2) jacking position closest to the tire you are changing. Place the jack at the designated locations under the frame. The jack-ing positions are plates welded to the frame with two tabs and a raised dot to line up with the jack.
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  3.  Insert the wheel lug nut wrench into the jack and turn it clockwise, raising the vehicle until the tire just clears the ground. This measurement is approximately 1 in (30 mm).Before removing the wheel lug nuts, make sure the vehicle is stable and that there is no chance for movement or slippage.
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  4. Loosen the wheel nuts and remove them with your fingers.
  5. . Slide the wheel off the studs and lay it flat so it cannot roll away.
  6. To put the wheel on the hub, pick up the spare tire, line up the holes with the studs and slide the wheel onto them. If this is difficult, tip
    the wheel slightly and get the top hole in the wheel lined up with the top stud.
  7. .Jiggle the wheel back and forth until the wheel can slide over the other studs.
    Wheels may have sharp edges. Handle them carefully to avoid possible severe injury. Before putting the wheel into place, be sure that there is nothing on the hub or wheel (such as mud, tar, gravel, etc.) that prevents the wheel from fitting solidly against the hub.
    WARNING
    Installing a wheel

    When you install a wheel, always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign materials present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub, brake drum or brake disc that contacts the wheel. Make sure to secure any fasteners that attach the rotor to the hub so they do not interfere with the mounting surfaces of the wheel. Installing wheels without correct metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while your vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of vehicle control, personal injury or death.
    •  Make sure the wheel makes good contact with the hub when installed. If the contact of the mounting surface between the wheel and hub is not good, the wheel nuts could come loose and cause the loss of a wheel. Loss of a wheel may result in loss of control of the vehicle.
      WARNING
      Wheel covers will not fit on the vehicle’s compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare, the cover or the spare could be damaged.
  8. To install the wheel, hold it on the studs, put the wheel nuts on the studs and tighten them finger tight.
  9.  Jiggle the tire to be sure it is completely seated, then tighten the nuts as much as possible with your fingers again.
  10.  Insert the wrench into the jack and lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the wheel nut wrench counterclockwise.
  11.  Position the wrench as shown in the drawing and tighten the wheel nuts. Be sure the socket is seated completely over the nut. Do not stand on the wrench handle or use an extension pipe over the wrench handle.
  12. Go around the wheel, tightening every nut following the numerical sequence shown in the image until they are all tight. Double-check each nut for tightness.
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  13.  After changing wheels, have an authorized Kia dealer tighten the wheel nuts to their proper torque as soon as possible.
  14. To prevent the jack, wheel lug nut wrench and spare tire from rattling while the vehicle is in motion, store them properly.
  15.  Check the inflation pressures as soon as possible after installing the spare tire. Adjust it to the specified pressure, if necessary. 

Wheel nut tightening torque:
79~94 lbf6ft (11~13 kgf6m)
If you have a tire gauge, remove the valve cap and check the air pressure. If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust it until it is correct. Always reinstall the valve cap after checking or adjusting the tire pressure. If the cap is not replaced, dust and dirt may get into the tire valve and air may leak from the tire. If you lose a valve cap, buy another and install it as soon as possible.
After you have changed the wheels, always secure the flat tire in its place and return the jack and tools to their proper storage locations.

CAUTION
Reusing lug nuts
Make certain during wheel removal that the same nuts that were removed are reinstalled – or, if replaced, that nuts with metric threads and the same chamfer con-figuration are used. Your vehicle has metric threads on the wheel studs and nuts. Installation of a non-metric thread nut on a metric stud will not secure the wheel to the hub properly and will damage the stud so that it must be replaced.
Note that most lug nuts do not have metric threads. Be sure to use extreme care in checking for thread style before installing aftermarket lug nuts or wheels. If in doubt, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING
Wheel studs

If the studs are damaged, they may lose their ability to retain the wheel. This could lead to the loss of the wheel and a collision resulting in serious injuries.

WARNING
Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle’s wheel could fall off, causing a crash.

Important – use of compact spare tire

Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare tire takes up less space than a regular-size tire. This tire is smaller than a conventional tire and is designed for temporary use only.

  • You should drive carefully when the compact spare is in use. The compact spare should be replaced by the proper conventional tire and rim at the first opportunity.
  •  The operation of this vehicle is not recommended with more than one compact spare tire in use at the same time.

WARNING
Spare tire
The compact spare tire is for emergency use only. Do not operate your vehicle on this compact spare at speeds over 50 mph (80 km/h). The original tire should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid failure of the spare possibly leading to bodily injury or death. The compact spare should be inflated to 60 psi (420 kPa).

NOTICE
Check the inflation pressure after installing the spare tire. Adjust it to the specified pressure, as necessary.
When using a compact spare tire, observe the following precautions:

  • Under no circumstances should you exceed 50 mph (80 km/h); a higher speed could damage the tire.
  • Ensure that you drive slowly enough for the road conditions to avoid all hazards. Any road hazard, such as a pothole or debris, could seriously damage the compact spare.
  •  Any continuous road use of this tire could result in tire failure, loss of vehicle control, and possible personal injury.
  •  Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall of the compact spare tire.
  •  Avoid driving over obstacles. The compact spare tire diameter is smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the ground clearance by approximately 1 inch (25 mm), which could result in damage to the vehicle.
  • Do not take this vehicle through an automatic vehicle wash while the compact spare tire is installed.
  • Do not use tire chains on the compact spare tire. Because of the smaller size, a tire chain will not fit properly. This could damage the vehicle and result in loss of the chain.
  •  Do not use the compact spare tire on any other vehicle because this tire has been designed especially for your vehicle.
  •  The compact spare tire’s tread life is shorter than a regular tire. Inspect your compact spare tire regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size and design, mounted on the same wheel.
  •  The compact spare tire should not be used on any other wheels, nor should standard tires, snow tires, wheel covers or trim rings be used with the compact spare wheel. If such use is attempted, damage to these items or other vehicle components may occur.
  •  Do not use more than one compact spare tire at a time.
  •  Do not tow a trailer while the compact spare tire is installed.
  • Do not suddenly accelerate or decelerate (0 ↔ 25 mph) in any driving mode. It may cause leakage of transfer oil.

Jack label

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* The actual jack label in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. For more detailed specifications, refer to the label attached to the jack.

  1. Model Name
  2.  Maximum allowable load
  3. When using the jack, set your parking brake.
  4.  When using the jack, stop the engine.
  5.  Do not get under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
  6.  The designated locations under the frame
  7.  When supporting the vehicle, the base plate of jack must be vertical under the lifting point.
  8.  Move the shift lever to the P position on vehicles with intelligent variable transmission.
  9. The jack should be used on firm-level ground.
  10. Jack manufacturer
  11. Production date
  12. . Representative company and address

Towing

If emergency towing is necessary, we recommend having it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck service.
Towing service

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Proper lifting and towing procedures are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies (1) or flatbed is recommended.
On Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles, it is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the rear wheel on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground. If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the vehicle is being towed with the front wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly under the front wheels. When being towed by a commercial tow truck and wheel dollies are not used, the front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.
On All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles, your vehicle must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground.

WARNING

Side and curtain Airbag
If your vehicle is equipped with side and curtain airbag, set the ENGINE START/STOP button to ACC position when the vehicle is being towed. The side and curtain air bag may deploy when the ENGINE START/STOP button to ON position and the rollover sensor detects the situation as a rollover.

NOTICE

If the EPB does not release normal- ly, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer by loading the vehicle on a flatbed tow truck and have the system checked.

CAUTION

Towing

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  •  Do not tow the vehicle backwards with the front wheels on the ground as this may cause damage to the transmission.
  •  Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed equipment.

WARNING

  •  If you tow the vehicle while the front wheels are touching the ground, the vehicle motor may generate electricity and the motor components may be dam-aged or a fire may occur.
  •  When a vehicle fire occurs due to the battery, there is a risk of a second fire. Contact the fire department when towing the vehicle.

Towing without wheel dollies when using a towing service
When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies:

1. Set the ENGINE START/STOP button to ACC position.
2. Place the transmission shift lever in N (Neutral).
3. Release the parking brake.

CAUTION
Towing gear position
Failure to shift to N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the vehicle.

FAQ

What type of spare tire does the 2022 Telluride have?

The spare tire is often a compact temporary spare (also known as a “donut” spare) designed for temporary use until the regular tire can be repaired or replaced.

How do I access the spare tire in the 2022 Telluride?

The spare tire is usually located in the rear cargo area or underneath the vehicle.

What is the recommended speed when driving on the spare tire in the 2022 Telluride?

Temporary spare tires typically have speed restrictions. It’s generally recommended not to exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) while driving on a spare tire.

What tools are provided for changing a flat tire in the 2022 Telluride?

Typically, the vehicle is equipped with a jack, lug wrench, and other necessary tools for changing a flat tire.

What are some precautions I should take when using the spare tire in the 2022 Telluride?

Drive cautiously, avoid sharp turns, and avoid excessive speeds. Remember that the spare tire is a temporary solution.

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