Toyota Camry owners & service manuals

Toyota Camry: If you have a flat tire

Your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. The flat tire can be replaced with the spare tire.

WARNING

■If you have 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, which could result in an accident.

Before jacking up the vehicle

  • Stop the vehicle in a safe place on a hard, flat surface.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Shift the shift lever to P.
  • Stop the engine.
  • Turn on the emergency flashers.

Location of the spare tire, jack and tools

2WD models

Steps to take in an emergency

AWD models

Steps to take in an emergency

  1. Luggage floor cover
  2. Wheel nut wrench
  3. Jack
  4. Spare tire
  5. Jack handle
  6. Wheel lock key (if equipped)

WARNING

■Using the tire jack

Observe the following precautions.

Improper use of the tire jack may cause the vehicle to suddenly fall off the jack, leading to death or serious injury.

  • 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.

  • Put the jack properly in its jack point.
  • Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle while it is supported by the jack.
  • Do not start the engine or drive the vehicle while the vehicle is supported by the jack.
  • Do not raise the vehicle while someone is inside.
  • 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.
  • When lowering the vehicle, make sure that there is no-one near the vehicle. If there are people nearby, warn them vocally before lowering.

NOTICE

■To prevent damage to the vehicle when using a jack

When jacking up the rear of the vehicle, make sure not to position the jack under the bracket shown in the illustration near the rear jack point, as the vehicle body may be damaged.

Steps to take in an emergency

Wheel lock nut (if equipped)

When replacing tires on a vehicle with wheel lock nuts, use the following procedures to remove and install the wheel lock nuts. The wheel lock key is stored in the tray inside the luggage compartment. Always return the wheel lock key to its original position after use, so that it does not get lost.

■ Removal

For ease of removal, the wheel lock nut should always be the first one loosened.

1. Place the wheel lock key on top of the wheel lock nut, turning until the wheel lock key and wheel lock nut patterns engage.

2. Place the wheel nut wrench on the wheel lock key, and while applying pressure on the wheel lock key, loosen the wheel lock nut.

■ Installation

For ease of installation, the wheel lock nut should always be the last one tightened.

1. By hand, install a wheel lock nut on the wheel to be installed.

2. Place the wheel lock key on top of the wheel lock nut, turning until the wheel lock key and wheel lock nut patterns engage.

3. Place the wheel nut wrench on the wheel lock key, and while applying pressure on the wheel lock key, tighten the wheel lock nut to the recommended torque.

NOTICE

■When using a wheel lock key

Do not use an impact wrench. Using an impact wrench may cause permanent damage to wheel lock nut and wheel lock key. If in doubt about wheel lock application, contact your Toyota dealer.

Taking out the jack

1. Lift up the hook of the luggage floor cover on the trunk floor.

Steps to take in an emergency

2. Secure the luggage floor cover using the hook provided.

Steps to take in an emergency

3. Remove the jack.

2WD models

2WD models

AWD models

Steps to take in an emergency

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