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If you have a flat tire while driving

  • Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and let the vehicle slow down while driving straight ahead.


    Do not apply the brakes immediately to slow down the vehicle.

  • Use the paddle shifter (left side lever) to increase regenerative braking control.


    Do not attempt to pull off the road as this may cause loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident.

  • When the vehicle has slowed to such a speed that it is safe to do so, brake carefully and pull off the road.

  • Drive off the road as far as is possible and safe and park on firm, level ground.


    If you are on a divided highway, do not park in the median area between the two traffic lanes.

  • When the vehicle is stopped, press the hazard warning flasher button, shift to P (Park), apply the parking brake, and place the EV button in the OFF position.

  • Have all passengers get out of the vehicle. Be sure they all get out on the side of the vehicle that is away from traffic.

  • Follow the instructions provided later in this chapter.