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2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:27 pm
by SalemCat
I'm two weeks into ownership of a 2018 Leaf SV with 13K miles, and really like it.

But I am missing the Tire Repair Kit.

The Salesman told me today it was an OPTION, and is not included.

I wonder....

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:31 pm
by LeftieBiker
The car should come with the little compressor, I think, but not an actual repair kit. I don't know if they still include a can of sealant goo.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm
by SalemCat
LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:31 pm
The car should come with the little compressor, I think, but not an actual repair kit. I don't know if they still include a can of sealant goo.
The Compressor with Sealant together make the kit.

As proof that it is not included, they showed me a copy of the original Windows Sticker.

I am doubtful....

But don't know how to prove they owe me the kit.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:08 pm
by goldbrick
I had a repair kit from my 2017 but I think I tossed it. I'll look in the garage and if it is still there you can have it for shipping costs if you want it.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:30 pm
by LeftieBiker
Calling it a "repair" kit is misleading. You should pick up a plug kit to go with it.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:33 pm
by GerryAZ
The compressor and bottle of sealer was standard equipment in my 2011 SL, 2015 SL, and 2019 SL. I believe they are standard equipment in all USA Leafs. The compressors are much better than the typical 12V compressors you can buy in big box stores so I kept the compressor from my 2015 when I traded it in (I told my salesman that I wanted it to carry on motorcycle trips). I purchased a couple of different types of tire plug kits to carry so I should be able to repair most tire punctures (rubber plugs for nail or screw holes and long rubber strings for temporary repairs of cuts or sidewall damage). I never use the sealer because it requires replacement of the hose on the compressor and clean up of the inside of the tire and rim if the sealer is injected. I also had a bad experience with sealant in a tube-type motorcycle tire many years ago.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:02 am
by jjeff
GerryAZ wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:33 pm
The compressor and bottle of sealer was standard equipment in my 2011 SL, 2015 SL, and 2019 SL. I believe they are standard equipment in all USA Leafs. The compressors are much better than the typical 12V compressors you can buy in big box stores so I kept the compressor from my 2015 when I traded it in (I told my salesman that I wanted it to carry on motorcycle trips). I purchased a couple of different types of tire plug kits to carry so I should be able to repair most tire punctures (rubber plugs for nail or screw holes and long rubber strings for temporary repairs of cuts or sidewall damage). I never use the sealer because it requires replacement of the hose on the compressor and clean up of the inside of the tire and rim if the sealer is injected. I also had a bad experience with sealant in a tube-type motorcycle tire many years ago.
+1 on everything you said and for reference, my '12SL and '13S also came with the pump and sealer, and like you, I added a plug kit in both.....which reminded me, I should probably check the included glue with the plug kits, I think even sealed they can get hard after years. For sure once opened they are only good for months, maybe sealed they don't go bad, can't remember.
For those that don't know, at least on the older Leafs it's stashed in the boot in a little somewhat hidden flap that pulls down close to the carpet on one of the sides, near the wheel well.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:11 pm
by LeftieBiker
It was the left side in my 2013.

Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:12 pm
by SalemCat
It looks like this ?

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Re: 2018 SV - Tire Repair Kit included or optional ?

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:16 pm
by LeftieBiker
That wasn't what mine looked like.