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Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit / Using the Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit / First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with sealing compound and air

Ford Escape: Using the Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit / First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with sealing compound and air

WARNING: Do not stand directly over the kit while inflating the tire. If you notice any unusual bulges or deformations in the tire's sidewall during inflation, stop and call roadside assistance.

WARNING: If the tire does not inflate to the recommended tire pressure within 15 minutes, stop and call roadside assistance.

Park the vehicle in a safe, level and secure area, away from moving traffic.

Turn the hazard lights on. Apply the parking brake and power off the vehicle. Inspect the flat tire for visible damage.

If a puncture is located in the tire sidewall, stop and call roadside assistance.

  1. Remove the valve cap from the tire valve.
  2. Unwrap the dual purpose hose (black tube) from the back of the compressor housing.
  3. Fasten the hose to the tire valve by turning the connector clockwise. Tighten the connection securely.

    Ford Escape. First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with sealing compound and air

  4. Plug the power cable into the 12-volt power point in the vehicle.
  5. Remove the warning sticker found on the casing/housing and place it on the top of the instrument panel or the center of the dash.

    Ford Escape. First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with sealing compound and air

  6. Turn dial (A) clockwise to the sealant position. Turn the kit on by pressing the on/off button (B).
  7. Inflate the tire to the pressure listed on the tire label located on the driver door or the door jamb area. The final tire pressure should be checked with the compressor turned off in order to get an accurate pressure reading.

    Ford Escape. First Stage: Reinflating the Tire with sealing compound and air

  8. When the recommended tire pressure is reached, turn off the kit, unplug the power cable, and disconnect the hose from the tire valve. Re-install the valve cap on the tire valve and return the kit to the rear of the vehicle.
  9. Drive the vehicle 4 mi (6 km) to distribute the sealant evenly inside the tire.

    Note: If you experience any unusual vibration, ride disturbance or noise while driving, reduce your speed until you can safely pull off to the side of the road to call for roadside assistance. Do not proceed to the second stage of this operation.

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