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Skoda Kodiaq (2019 year). Instruction - part 18

 

 

Wheels

Wheels and tyres

Advice on tyre/wheel usage

New tyres, during the first 500 km, new tyres do not offer optimum grip and

appropriate care should therefore be taken when driving.
Always fit tyres with a greater profile depth on the front wheels.
Wheels and bolts are matched to each other in terms of design. We recom-

mend that you use wheel rims and wheel bolts from ŠKODA Original Accesso-

ries.
Always store wheels or tyresin a cool, dry and, where possible, dark place. The

tyres themselves should be stored standing.

Tyre life

Tyres age and lose their original characteristics, even if they are not being

used. Do not use tyres that are older than 6 years.
The manufacturing date is indicated on the tyre sidewall (possibly on the in-

side). E.g. DOT ... 10 18... means that the tyres were produced in the 10th week

of the year 2018.

Tyre damage

We recommend checking your tyres and wheel rims for damage (punctures,

cuts, splits and bulges, etc.) on a regular basis.
Remove any foreign objects in the tyre tread immediately (e.g. small stones).
Foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. screws or nails)

should not be removed. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Installation of new tyres

Only fit radial tyres of the same type, size (rolling circumference) and the same

tread pattern on one axle on all 4 wheels.
When mounting new tyres the tyres have to be replaced axle by axle.

Uni-directional tires

Some tires may be directional. The direction of rotation of the tyres is marked

by arrows on the wall of the tyre.

The specified running direction must be strictly adhered to, otherwise the fol-

lowing tyre characteristics may be degraded.

Driving stability.

Traction.

Tyre noise and tyre wear.

Tyres with increased resistance to air loss when punctured

Some vehicles may be fitted with tyres at the factory that have increased

puncture resistance (so-called “SEAL” tyres). For some countries, vehicles are

equipped with “SEAL” tyres delivered without a spare wheel and appropriate

tools.
If “SEAL”tyres are replaced with standard tyres, the vehicle must be retrofit-

ted with a puncture repair kit or spare wheel and appropriate hand tools.

WARNING

Never use damaged tyres or tyres that are older than 6 years old – risk of

accident.

CAUTION

The tyres must be protected from contact with substances such as oil,

grease and fuel, which could damage them. If the tyres come into contact with

these substances, then we recommend you have this checked out in a special-

ist workshop.

Do not use alloy rims with a burnished or polished surface in winter condi-

tions - there is a risk of wheel damage (e.g. from the road grit).

Tyre pressure

Fig. 332  Label with a table of tyre sizes and tyre pressure value / inflate

tyres

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The prescribed tyre inflation is on the sticker with pictograms 

A

» Fig. 332

 (for

some countries, the pictograms are replaced with a text).
Tyre pressure is always to match the load.

Inflation pressure for half load
Inflation pressure for environmentally friendly operation (slightly lower

fuel consumption and emissions)
Inflation pressure for full load
Tyre diameter in inches

This information serves merely as information for the prescribed tyre

pressure. This is not a list of shared tyre sizes for your vehicle. These are in

the vehicle's technical documentation, as well as the declaration of con-

formity (in the so-called COC document).
Tyre pressure value on the front axle
Tyre pressure value on the rear axle
Required tire pressure value for the emergency wheel

Check tyre pressures

Check the tyre pressure (including that of the emergency or spare wheel) at

least once a month and also before setting off on a long journey.
Always check the inflation pressure when the tyres are cold. Do not reduce

the higher pressure of warm tyres.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, tyre pressure values must be saved

each time the pressures are changed 

» page 260

.

WARNING

Do not drive with an incorrect tyre pressure - risk of accident.

In the event of very fast pressure loss, e.g. in the event of sudden tyre

damage, an attempt should be made to bring the vehicle carefully to a stop

without sudden steering movements and without any hard braking.

Note

The declaration of conformity (the so-called. COC document) can be obtained

from a ŠKODA Partner (only valid for some countries and some models).

B
C

D

E

F

G
H

Tire wear and wheel change

Fig. 333  Tyre wear indicator / wheel change

The tyre wear increases in the following circumstances.

Incorrect tyre pressure.

Driving style (e.g. fast cornering, rapid acceleration / deceleration).

Incorrect balancing of wheels (have the wheels balanced after changing

tyres / repair or with “restlessness” on the steering).

Wheel alignment error.

Wear indicators are located in the profile of the tyres which display the per-

missible minimum tread depth 

» Fig. 333

 - . A tyre is to be regarded as worn

out when this indicator is flush with the tread. Markings on the walls of the

tyres with the letters “TWI” or other symbols (e.g. ) indicate the position of

the wear indicators.
The tread depth can be measured with a tread depth gauge on the ice scraper,

which is located on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
For uniform wear on all tyres, we recommend that you change the wheels ev-

ery 10,000 km according to the schedule 

» Fig. 333

 - .

WARNING

Change when they are worn down to the wear indicators at the latest -

risk of accident.

Improper wheel alignment affects the driving behaviour - there is an acci-

dent.

Unusual vibrations or “pulling” of the vehicle to one side could be a sign of

tyre damage. Reduce speed and stop! If no tyre damage is evident, seek the

assistance of a specialist garage.

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Spare wheel

full spare wheel corresponds to the wheel mounted on the vehicle in terms

of the wheel dimensions, the tire dimension and the tire type.
temporary spare wheel is provided with a warning label on the rim. Only use

this temporary spare wheel to reach the nearest specialist garage since it is

not intended for permanent use.
Instructions for using a temporary spare wheel

Do not cover the signs.

Be particularly observant when driving.

Inflate the spare wheel to the maximum prescribed inflation pressure

» page 285

.

WARNING

A temporary spare wheel can only be used for a short time in the event of a

breakdown and with a correspondingly careful driving method.

Spare wheel

A warning label is displayed on the rim of the temporary spare wheel. Only use

this temporary spare wheel to reach the nearest specialist garage since it is

not intended for permanent use.
The emergency wheel is significantly narrower than the wheels mounted

ex-factory.
Instructions for using an emergency wheel

Do not cover the signs.

Be particularly observant when driving.

WARNING

Observe instructions on the warning sign of the emergency wheel.

Do not drive with more than one spare wheel mounted!

When driving with the temporary spare wheel at full throttle acceleration,

avoid sharp braking and fast cornering.

Do not use snow chains on the temporary spare wheel.

Tyre marking

Explanation of tyre markings - e.g. 235/55 R 18 100 V

235

Tyre width in mm

55

Height/width ratio in %

R

Code letter for the type of tyre – Radial

18

Diameter of wheel in inches

100

load index

V

Speed symbol

Load index - indicates the maximum permissible load for each individual

tyre

load index

95

96

97

98

99

100

101

102 103

Load

(In kg)

690 710

730 750 775 800 825 850 875

Speed symbol - indicates the maximum permissible speed for a vehicle fit-

ted with tyres in the category concerned

speed

symbol

M

T

U

H

V

W

Y

Maximum

speed

(in km/h)

130

190

200

210

240

270

300

WARNING

Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity and speed

for the tyres fitted – There is a risk of accident.

Operating in winter conditions

All-year (or “winter”) tyres

All-season or “winter”tyres (indicated by an M+S or a mountain peak/snow-

flake symbol ) to improve the performance of the vehicle in winter condi-

tions.

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For the best possible handling, use all-season or “winter” tyres on all four

wheels with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm.
If using “winter” tyres, fit the summer tyres on again in good time as they pro-

vide better handling properties, a shorter braking distance, less tyre noise, and

reduced tyre wear on roads which are free of snow and ice as well as at tem-

peratures above 7 °C.

Speed symbol

All-season or “winter” tyres (marked with M+S and a peak/snowflake symbol

) of a lower speed category than stated in the technical vehicle documenta-

tion can be used, provided the permissible maximum speed of these tyres is

not exceeded even if the possible maximum speed of the vehicle is higher.
The speed limit for all-season or “winter” tyres can be set in the Infotainment

system in menu 



/  →  → Tyres.

If the vehicle has all-season or “winter” tyres of a lower speed category then

the specified maximum speed of the vehicle (referring to tyres that have not

been delivered by the factory, a warning label with the maximum value of the

speed category provided for the mounted tyres must be fixed in the interior of

the vehicle in a constantly visible place in the driver’s field of vision. The warn-

ing label (sticker) can be replaced by setting the maximum value of the speed

category specified for the mounted tyres in Infotainment (only applies to cer-

tain countries). This specification defines the maximum vehicle speed with

mounted all-season or “winter”tyres that may not be exceeded.

Snow chains

The snow chains improve driving in wintry road conditions.
Before fitting the snow chains, remove the full wheel trims.
Snow chains must only be mounted on the front wheels and are applicable on-

ly for the following wheel / tyre combinations.

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6.5J x 17

38 mm

215/65 R17

Only fit snow chains with links and locks no larger than 12 mm.

WARNING

Do not use chains on snow- and ice-free routes - the driving behaviour may

be affected and there is a risk of a puncture.

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Emergency equipment and self-help

Emergency equipment

Placement of the first aid kit and warning triangle

Fig. 334  Placing of the first-aid kit and the warning triangle: Ver-

sion 1/version 2

The following information applies for the first aid kit and warning triangle from

the ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Placement of the warning triangle - version 1

The first aid kit can be mounted on the right side of the luggage compartment

and secured using a clamping band 

» Fig. 334

 - ,

Placement of the warning triangle - version 2

The first aid kit can be stowed in the storage compartment to the right under

the variable loading floor and is secured using a clamping band 

» Fig. 334

 - .

Placing of the warning triangle

The warning triangle can be stored in the recess under the loading edge

» Fig. 334

. Before it is taken out, the flooring or the variable loading floor has

to be raised if necessary.

WARNING

Properly secure the first aid kit and the warning triangle, or there is a risk of

injury in the event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

Placement of reflective vest

Fig. 335 

Stowage compartment for the

reflective vest in the front door

The reflective vest can be stowed in the stowage compartment 

A

 inside the

storage compartment of the front door 

» Fig. 335

.

It is possible to store the reflective vests for the passengers on the rear seat in

the storage compartment in the rear doors.

Fire extinguisher

Fig. 336 

Release the fire extinguisher

The fire extinguisher is attached by two straps in a bracket under the front

passenger's seat.

To remove the fire extinguisher, release the safety catches on the two belts

in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 336

 and remove the fire extinguisher.

To secure, place the fire extinguisher back in the mount and secure with the

belts.

The Owner´s Instruction is fitted next to the fire extinguisher.
Pay attention to the expiration date of the fire extinguisher. After this date, the

correct function of the device is not guaranteed.

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WARNING

Always properly secure the fire extinguisher, there is a risk of injury in the

event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

Vehicle tool kit

Fig. 337  Vehicle tool kit

The box containing the vehicle tool kit is located in the storage compartment

for the spare wheel, and can be secured with a tape depending on the equip-

ment fitted.
Depending on the vehicle configuration, it may not contain all the compo-

nents listed in the on-board tool kit.

Adapter for anti-theft wheel bolts
Towing eye
Clamps for removing the wheel trims
Jack with sign
Crank for the jack
Wheel wrench
Extraction pliers for the wheel bolt caps
Breakdown kit

1

2
3
4
5
6
7
8

WARNING

The factory-supplied lifting jack is only intended for your model of vehi-

cle. Under no circumstances attempt to lift other vehicles or loads with this

– there is a risk of injury.

Always securely stow the tool in the respective box and make sure that it

is secured to the spare wheel using the tape - there is a risk of injury in the

event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

CAUTION

Screw the jack back to its starting position prior to putting it back in its box -

Otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the box.

Note

The declaration of conformity is included with the jack or the log folder.

Changing a wheel

Preliminary work

For safety's sake, the following instructions must be observed before

changing a wheel on the road.

As far as possible, park the vehicle far away from the traffic flow - find a

place with a flat and firm surface.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with instruction transmission, engage 1st gear.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch on the parking brake.

Position the hazard warning system and the warning triangle at the prescri-

bed distance.

All the occupants should get out of the vehicle. The passengers should not

stand on the road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for in-

stance) while the wheel is being changed.

Uncouple any trailers.

Changing a wheel

Take out the emergency or spare wheel 

» page 291

.

Remove the full wheel trim 

» page 292

 or caps 

» page 293

.

Loosen the wheel bolts 

» page 293

 

» 

.

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Jack up the vehicle

» page 294

 until the wheel that needs changing is clear of

the ground.

Unscrew the wheel bolts and place them on a clean surface (cloth, paper,

etc.).

Remove the wheel carefully.

Attach the spare wheel and slightly screw on the wheel bolts.

Lower the vehicle.

Tighten the wheel bolts opposite each other using the wheel wrench (“alter-

nating crosswise”)

» page 293

.

Replace the wheel trim 

» page 292

and the caps 

» page 293

.

When fitting a wheel with a unidirectional tyre, ensure that the direction of ro-

tation is correct 

» page 285

.

All bolts must be clean and must turn easily. If the screws are corroded and

difficult to move, then these must be replaced.

WARNING

Undo the wheel bolts just a little (about one turn) while the vehicle is not

jacked up. Otherwise, the wheel could come off and fall down – there is a

risk of injury.

Under no circumstances grease or oil the wheel bolts - risk of accident!

Subsequent steps

After changing the wheel, the following work must be carried out.

Stow the replaced wheel in the well under the floor covering of the luggage

compartment and secure with a locking screw.

Stow the tool kit in the space provided and secure using the band.

Check and, if necessary, adjust the tyre pressure on the assembled wheel,

and, for vehicle with tyre pressure monitoring, save the tyre pressure values

in the system 

» page 260

.

Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked with a torque wrench

as soon as possible. The prescribed tightening torque is 140 Nm.

Replace the damaged tyre. It is not recommended to repair the tyre.

WARNING

A tightening torque which is too high can damage the bolts and threads

and this can result in permanent deformation of the contact surfaces on

the rim. Too low tightening torque, the wheels may fall off while driving -

risk of an accident. Therefore, drive cautiously and only at a moderate

speed until the tightening torque has been checked.

Removing/stowing the emergency or spare wheel

Fig. 338 

Take out wheel

The spare wheel is located in a well under the floor covering in the luggage

compartment and is fixed in place with a fastening screw.

Take out wheel

Fold down the backrests of the third seat row (applies to the seven-seat ver-

sion) 

» 

,

Lift the floor covering and fold upward the variable loading floor and flooring

covering.

At the same time, pull the two release loops of the third seat row and lift the

seats (applies to the seven-seat version).

Loosen the retaining belt and take out the box with the tool kit.

Unscrew the locking screw in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 338

 and the re-

move the wheel.

Store wheel away

Place the wheel into the wheel well with the wheel rim pointing downward.

Pull the fixing band through the opposite holes in the wheel rim.

Screw the locking screw in the direction opposite of arrow until it stops

» Fig. 338

.

Replace the box with the tool kit into the wheel and secure it with the tape.

Fold back the floor covering or insert the variable loading floor and fold back

the floor covering.

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Restore the original position of the third seat row (applies to the seven-seat

version).

CAUTION

When handling the wheel, do not put this down on the lining parts in the area

next to the wheel, otherwise there is a risk of damaging these parts.

Before lowering the seats, the buckle tongues of the seat belts are to unlock

(the straps must be completely rolled up under the trim of the rear body pillar)

- otherwise there is a risk of damage to the locks, lock tongues as well as the

seats.

Removing/stowing wheel in vehicles with sound system

Fig. 339 

Take out wheel

The spare wheel is located in a well under the floor covering in the luggage

compartment and is fixed in place with a fastening screw.

Take out wheel

Fold down the backrests of the third seat row (applies to the seven-seat ver-

sion) 

» 

,

Lift the floor covering and fold upward the variable loading floor and flooring

covering.

At the same time, pull the two release loops of the third seat row and lift the

seats (applies to the seven-seat version).

Press the latch 

A

 on the holder in the direction of the arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 339

.

Press the latch in the direction of arrow 

2

 and pull out the holder in the di-

rection of arrow 

3

.

Unscrew the lock nut in the direction of arrow 

4

.

Remove the bass loudspeaker.

Remove the wheel.

Store wheel away

Place the wheel into the wheel well with the wheel rim pointing downward.

Insert the bass loudspeaker.

Tighten the locking screw in the opposite direction of arrow 

4

 until it stops

» Fig. 339

.

Insert the connector in the bass loudspeaker.

Secure the latch 

A

 in the opposite direction to arrow 

1

.

Fold back the floor covering or insert the variable loading floor and fold back

the floor covering.

Restore the original position of the third seat row (applies to the seven-seat

version).

CAUTION

Before lowering the seats, the buckle tongues of the seat belts are to unlock

(the straps must be completely rolled up under the trim of the rear body pillar)

- otherwise there is a risk of damage to the locks, lock tongues as well as the

seats.

Full wheel trim

Removing the trim

Hang the clamps for removing the full wheel trims at the edge of one of the

ventilation openings in the full wheel trim.

Push the wheel wrench through the clamp, support on the tyre and pull off

the wheel trim.

Installing the trim

Press the wheel trim onto the wheel rim at the designated valve opening.

Then press the trim into the wheel rim until its entire circumference locks

correctly in place.

The back of the wheel trim supplied by the factory or from the ŠKODA Origi-

nal Accessories shows the position for the anti-theft wheel bolt. When using

the anti-theft wheel bolt, this is to be fitted in this point 

» 

.

WARNING

We recommend that you use hub caps from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

A sufficient air supply may not be able to be guaranteed with other wheel

trims to cool the braking system – Otherwise there is a risk of an accident.

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CAUTION

If the wheel trim is set outside the position marked for the anti-theft wheel

bolt, there is a risk of damaging the wheel trim.

Use only instruction pressure and do not hit the full wheel trim – otherwise there

is a risk of damaging the trim.

Note

We recommend that you use hub caps from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Wheel bolts

Fig. 340 

Remove the cap

To remove the cap, insert the extraction pliers up to the stop on the cap and

pull this in the direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 340

.

To install, insert the cap up to the stop on the wheel bolt.

Anti-theft wheel bolts

Fig. 341 

Anti-theft wheel bolt and at-

tachment

The anti-theft wheel bolts protect the wheels from theft. The upper section

B

 

» Fig. 341

 must be used to loosen/tighten these.

Insert the upper section 

B

 on the anti-theft wheel bolt 

A

 until it stops.

Insert the wrench on the attachment 

B

 until it stops and loose/tighten the

wheel bolt.

Removing the upper section.

The attachment for the anti-theft wheel bolts must always be kept in the

vehicle in case of a possible wheel change!
For wheel trims supplied ex-factory or from ŠKODA Original Accessories, the

anti-theft wheel bolt should be installed in the position marked on the back of

the wheel trim.

Note

We recommend that you retain the label with the code number. A replacement

upper section can be acquired from ŠKODA original parts based on this.

Loosening/tightening wheel bolts

Fig. 342 

Loosening the wheel bolts

Push the wheel wrench onto the wheel bolt to the stop. Use the associated

upper section for the anti-theft wheel bolts 

» Fig. 341

 on page 293.

To loosen the screws, hold the wrench end and turn the screw about one

turn in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 342

.

To tighten the screws, hold the wrench end and turn the screw against the

direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 342

, until it is tight.

WARNING

If it proves difficult to undo the bolts, carefully apply pressure to the end of

the wrench with your foot. Keep hold of the vehicle when doing so, and

make sure you keep your footing - risk of accident.

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Raising the vehicle

Fig. 343 

Jacking points for the jack

Fig. 344  Attach lifting jack

Before the vehicle is raised, the safety instructions must be observed 

» 

.

Use the jack from the tool kit to raise the vehicle. Position the jack at the jack-

ing point closest to the wheel to be replaced.
The runner connectors for the jack are located directly below the marking on

the lower loading edge of the vehicle 

» Fig. 343

.

Insert the crank 

5

 into the mount on the jack 

4

» page 290

.

Support the base plate of the jack with its full area resting on level ground

and ensure that the jack is located in a vertical position at the jacking point

» Fig. 344

 - .

Use the crank to raise the jack until its claw encloses the bar 

» Fig. 344

 - .

Continue to lift the vehicle until the wheel is just off the floor.

WARNING

Observe the following instructions, otherwise there is risk of injury.

Secure the vehicle from unexpectedly rolling away.

WARNING (Continued)

Always ensure the base plate of the lifting jack cannot slip.

Provide a wide and stable base under the jack on loose surfaces (e.g.

such as gravel).

Create a non-slip base (e.g. a rubber floor mat) under the jack on a

smooth surface (e.g. cobblestones).

Always raise the vehicle with the doors closed.

Never position any body parts, such as arms or legs, under the vehicle,

while the vehicle is raised with a lifting jack.

When the vehicle is raised, never start the engine.

CAUTION

It is important to ensure that the jack is correctly attached to the bar of the

lower beam – otherwise there is a risk of damage to the vehicle.

Puncture repair kit

Introduction

The following information applies to the factory-fitted puncture repair kit.
Use the puncture repair kit to seal tyre punctures with a diameter of up to

about 4 mm.
Performing a repair with the breakdown kit not at all intended to replace a

permanent repair on the tyre. Its purpose is to get you to the nearest specialist

garage.
Immediately replace the tyre that was repaired using the puncture repair kit, or

consult a specialist garage about repair options.
Do not remove foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. nails

etc.).
Do not use the puncture repair kit in the following instances.

The rim is damaged.

The outdoor temperature is below the minimum temperature indicated in

the instruction manual of the tyre filling bottle with sealant.

Tyre punctures of more than 4 mm.

There is damage to the tyre wall.

The expiration date (see inflation bottle) has passed.

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WARNING

If the sealant comes into contact with skin, wash the affected area imme-

diately.

Observe the instructions provided in the puncture repair kit manufactur-

er's instructions for use.

Description of puncture repair kit

Fig. 345  Description of puncture repair kit

Read and observe   on page 295 first.

The kit is located in a box under the floor covering in the luggage compart-

ment.

Sticker with speed designation “max. 80 km/h”/“max. 50 mph”
Valve remover
Inflation hose with plug
Air compressor (the layout of the controls may be different depending on

the type of air compressor delivered with the vehicle)
Tyre inflation hose
Button for the tyre pressure reduction
Tyre inflation pressure indicator
12 volt cable plug
ON and OFF switch

1

2
3
4

5
6
7
8
9

Tyre inflation bottle with sealing agent
Replacement valve insert

Note

The declaration of conformity is included with the air compressor or the log

folder.

Preparing to use the puncture repair kit

Read and observe   on page 295 first.

For safety's sake, the following instructions must be observed before

performing a wheel repair the road.

As far as possible, park the vehicle far away from the traffic flow - find a

place with a flat and firm surface.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with manual transmission, engage 1st gear.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch on the parking brake.

Position the hazard warning system and the warning triangle at the prescri-

bed distance.

All the occupants should get out of the vehicle. The passengers should not

stand on the road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for in-

stance) while the wheel is being repaired.

Uncouple any trailers.

Sealing and inflating tyres

Read and observe   on page 295 first.

Sealing

Unscrew the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

Insert the valve remover 

2

 

» Fig. 345

 on page 295 on the valve insert, so

that the valve insert fits into the slot of the valve remover.

Unscrew the valve insert and lay it on a clean surface (e.g. cloth, paper etc.).

Forcefully shake bottle

10

 several times.

Firmly screw the inflation hose 

3

 onto the tyre inflater bottle 

10

. The film

on the cap is pierced automatically.

Remove the plug from the inflation hose 

3

 and plug the open end fully onto

the tyre valve.

10

11

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Hold the bottle 

10

 with the bottom facing upwards and fill all of the sealing

agent from the tyre inflator bottle into the tyre.

Remove the filler plug from the tyre valve.

Screw in the valve insert using the valve remover 

2

.

Inflating

Screw the air compressor tyre inflation hose 

5

 

» Fig. 345

 on page 295 firm-

ly onto the tyre valve.

For vehicles with manual transmission, set the lever in the neutral position.

On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Start the engine.

Plug the connector 

8

 into 12 volt socket 

» page 104

.

Switch on the air compressor with the ON and OFF switch 

9

.

Once a tyre inflation pressure of 2.0-2.5 bar is reached, turn off the air com-

pressor. Observe the maximum running time of the air compressor according

to the instructions of the repair kit manufacturer 

» 

.

If you cannot reach an air pressure of 2.0 - 2.5 bar, unscrew the tyre inflation

hose 

5

 from the tyre valve.

Drive the vehicle approx. 10 metres forwards or backwards to allow the seal-

ing agent to “distribute” in the tyre.

Firmly screw the tyre inflation hose 

5

 back onto the tyre valve and repeat

the inflation process.

Stick the corresponding sticker 

1

 on the dashboard in the driver's field of

view.

Once a tyre inflation pressure of 2.0 – 2.5 bar is achieved, continue the journey

at a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

WARNING

If the tire does not inflate to at least 2.0 bar, the damage is too great. The

sealing agent cannot be used to seal the tyre. 

 Stop driving! Seek help

from a specialist garage.

The tyre inflation hose and air compressor may get hot as the tyre is be-

ing inflated – risk of burning.

CAUTION

Switch off the air compressor at the latest after the running time according to

the instructions of the repair kit manufacturer has elapsed – otherwise there is

the risk of compressor damage! Allow the air compressor to cool a few mi-

nutes before switching it on again.

Information for driving with repaired tyres

Read and observe   on page 295 first.

The inflation pressure of the repaired tyre must be checked after driving for 10

minutes.

If the tyre inflation pressure is 1.3 bar or less

The tyre cannot be properly sealed with the breakdown kit. 

 Do not drive

the vehicle! Seek help from a specialist garage.

If the tyre inflation pressure is 1.3 bar or more

Set the tyre pressure back to the correct value 

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.

Continue driving carefully to the nearest specialist garage at a maximum

speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

WARNING

A tyre filled with sealant has the same driving characteristics as a standard

tyre. The following guidelines must be observed.

Do not drive faster than 80 km/h (50 mph).

Avoid accelerating at full throttle, sharp braking and fast cornering.

Jump-starting

Introduction

WARNING

The following instructions must be followed at all times when working on

the engine compartment 

» page 277

.

When handling the vehicle battery, the following warnings must be ob-

served 

» page 282

.

A discharged vehicle battery may already freeze at temperatures just be-

low 0 °C. If the battery is frozen, do not carry out a jump start with the bat-

tery of another vehicle – risk of explosion!

Never jump-start vehicle batteries with an acid level that is too low – risk

of explosion and caustic burns!

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Start using the battery from another vehicle

Fig. 346  Jump-starting:  - discharged battery,  - power-supplying

battery/ground point of the engine for the START-STOP system

Fig. 347 

Positive terminal on vehicles

with the vehicle battery in the

luggage compartment

Read and observe   on page 296 first.

If it is not possible to start the engine due to a discharged vehicle battery, the

battery of another vehicle can be used to start the engine. Only use jump-start

cables which have an adequately large cross-section and insulated terminal

clamps.
The rated voltage of the two batteries must be 12V. The capacity (Ah) of the

current-giving battery must not be significantly less than the capacity of the

discharged battery in your vehicle.

The jump-start cables must be attached in the following sequence.

Attach clamp 

1

 to the positive terminal of the discharged battery.

Attach clamp 

2

 to the positive terminal of the current-giving battery.

Attach clamp 

3

 to the negative terminal of the current-giving battery.

For vehicles with the START-STOP system, secure the clamp 

4

 to the

ground point of the engine 

A

 

» Fig. 346

.

For vehicles without the START-STOP system, secure the clamp 

4

 to a solid

metal part that is firmly attached to the engine block or secure to the engine

block directly.

Installation location of the positive terminal and the earth point in vehicles

with the vehicle battery in the luggage compartment

The positive terminal 

B

 is located under a cover in the engine compartment

» Fig. 347

.

Open the cover in the direction of the arrow.

Clamp the positive terminal of the jumper cable to the position 

B

 

» Fig. 347

.

Clamp the negative terminal of the jumper cable to the earth point of the en-

gine 

A

 

» Fig. 346

 or on a metal part firmly connected to the engine block or

directly on the engine block.

Starting engine

Start the engine on the vehicle providing the power and allow it to idle.

Start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.

If the engine does not start within 10 s, then cancel the starting procedure

and repeat after half a minute.

Remove the jump start cables in the reverse order as attachment.

WARNING

Never clamp the jump-start cable to the negative terminal of the dis-

charged battery - danger of explosion.

The non-insulated parts of the terminal clamps must never touch each

other – risk of short circuit!

The jump-start cable connected to the positive terminal of the battery

must not come into contact with electrically conducting parts of the vehi-

cle – risk of short circuit!

Route the jumper cables so that they cannot be caught in rotating parts in

the engine compartment - danger of injuries and the risk of vehicle dam-

age.

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Towing the vehicle

Information about the towing process

Fig. 348  Braided tow rope / Spiral tow rope

For towing using a tow rope, use only a braided synthetic fibre rope 

» Fig. 348

-  

» 

.

Attach the tow rope or the tow bar to thetowing eyes at the front

» page 298

,towing eyes at the rear

» page 299

or to thetowing device of the

trailer device 

» page 262

.

Conditions for towing.

Cars with automatic gearboxes must not be towed with the rear wheels

raised - there is a risk of gearbox damage!
If the gearbox has no oil, your vehicle must be towed with the front axle

raised clear of the ground or on a breakdown vehicle or trailer.
The maximum towing speed is 50 km/h.
The vehicle must be transported on a special breakdown vehicle or trailer

if it is not possible to tow in the vehicle in the way described or if the tow-

ing distance is greater than 50 km.

Driver of the tow vehicle

On vehicles with manual transmission, engage gear slowly when starting.

On vehicles with automatic transmission, accelerate with particular care.

Only then approach correctly when the rope is taut.

Driver of the towed vehicle

If possible, the vehicle should be towed with the engine running. Operate the

brake booster and power steering only if the engine is running, otherwise the

brake pedal must be depressed more strongly and more power has to be di-

rected to the steering.

If it is not possible to start the engine, switch on the ignition so that the

steering wheel is not locked and so that the turn signal lights, windscreen

wipers and windscreen washer system can be used.

Take the vehicle out of gear or move the selector lever into position N if the

vehicle is fitted with an automatic gearbox.

Always keep the tow rope taut during the towing procedure.

WARNING

Wound tow ropes must not be used for towing 

» Fig. 348

- , the towing

eye may unscrew out of the vehicle - risk of accident.

Ensure tow rope is not twisted - risk of accident.

CAUTION

Do not tow-start the engine – risk of damaging the engine! The battery from

another vehicle can be used as a jump-start aid 

» page 296

Jump-starting.

In the case of off-road towing manoeuvres, for both vehicles there is the risk

that the fastening parts could be overloaded and damaged.

Note

We recommend that you use the tow rope from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Front towing eye

Fig. 349  Remove protective grille / install towing eye

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Removing/inserting protective grille

To remove, insert the clamp for taking off the full wheel trims in the recess in

the protective grille and remove the protective grille in the direction of arrow

1

 

» Fig. 349

.

To insert, insert the protective grille in the opening and push in gently. The

protective grille must engage firmly.

Removing/installing the towing eye

To install, screw in the towing eye by hand in the direction of arrow 

2

» Fig. 349

 until the stop

» 

.

Tighten the towing eye using a wheel wrench or similar object. To do this, in-

sert the wheel wrench through the eye.

To remove, unscrew the towing against the direction of arrow 

2

.

WARNING

The towing eye must always be tightened, otherwise the towing eye may

break during the towing.

Towing eye rear

Fig. 350  Remove cap / install towing eye

Remove/insert cap

To remove, press on the cap in the direction of the arrow 

1

 and remove this

in the direction of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 350

.

To insert, insert the cap in arrow range 

1

 and then press on the opposite

edge of the cap. The cap must engage firmly.

Removing/installing the towing eye

To install, screw in the towing eye by hand in the direction of arrow 

3

» Fig. 350

 until the stop

» 

.

Tighten the towing eye using a wheel wrench or similar object. To do this, in-

sert the wheel wrench through the eye.

To remove, unscrew the towing against the direction of arrow 

3

.

Vehicles with a tow hitch

For vehicles with factory-fitted towing device, at the back there is no mount

for a screw-in towing eye. Use the detachable ball rod for towing 

» page 262

,

Hitch.

WARNING

The towing eye must always be tightened, otherwise the towing eye may

break during the towing.

Remote control and removable light - changing the battery

Introduction

CAUTION

The replacement battery/batteries must comply with the original specifica-

tion.

Pay attention to the correct polarity when changing the rechargeable batter-

ies.

Note

We recommend having the faulty battery/batteries replaced by a specialist ga-

rage.

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Key with fold-out key bit

Fig. 351  Open the cover/remove the battery

Read and observe   on page 299 first.

Fold out the key bit.

Press off the battery cover 

A

 

» Fig. 351

 with your thumb or by using a flat

screwdriver in region 

B

.

Open the battery in the direction of the arrow 

1

.

Remove the discharged battery in the direction of arrow 

2.

Hold any button on the key for about 5 s.

Insert the new battery.

Insert the battery cover 

A

 and press it down until it clicks audibly into place.

The key has to be synchronised if the vehicle cannot be unlocked or locked

with the key after replacing the battery 

» page 65

.

KESSY key

Fig. 352  Remove emergency key

Fig. 353  Open the cover/remove the battery

Read and observe   on page 299 first.

Unlock the locking lug 

A

 in the direction of arrow 

1

 and remove the emer-

gency key 

B

 in the direction of arrow 

2

» Fig. 352

.

Insert a narrow screwdriver (3 mm wide) approximately 12 mm into the

opening in the direction of arrow 

3

 

» Fig. 353

.

Turn the screwdriver in the direction of arrow 

4

 until the battery cover is

released.

Push the battery cover 

C

 in the direction of arrow 

5

.

Remove the discharged battery in the direction of arrow 

6.

Hold any button on the key for about 5 s.

Insert the new battery.

Insert the battery cover 

C

 and press it down until it clicks audibly into place.

The key has to be synchronised if the vehicle cannot be unlocked or locked

with the key after replacing the battery 

» page 65

.

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