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

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:08 pm
by SalemCat
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:16 pm
That wasn't what mine looked like.
Was yours a 2018 ?

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

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:56 pm
by LeftieBiker
SalemCat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:08 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:16 pm
That wasn't what mine looked like.
Was yours a 2018 ?
That wasn't what the kit for my 2013 SV looked like. I haven't checked the 2018's kit, but I doubt that it looks like that photo either.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:32 am
by Nubo
SalemCat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:12 pm
It looks like this ?
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Maybe that's a European or Canadian version; looks to be recommending top speed of 80kM/H. But the same functionality; Kit is comprised of a compressor and a bottle of sealant.

FWIW, I tried "building" an SV on Nissan's website and did not see the repair kit listed in any of the options or accessories.

But... if this is a used car I'm not sure you have any recourse. The good news is, 12V inflators can be had fairly cheap, as well as tire sealant, but like others I'd recommend a tire plug kit. Avoids hassles and is more reliable. Sealant tends to go bad after sitting a few years. Also get a good tire pressure gauge; the gauges on the inflators tend to be wildly inaccurate.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:34 am
by StanS
The tire "repair" kit is Nissan's way of saving weight & space. Every "regular" car I've ever purchased had a full size or donut spare, neither of which was ever listed as an "option" or "accessory". The Monroney sticker for my '18 doesn't list either a spare or repair kit (which it did come with). If the OP's car didn't come with one, it was probably "stolen" because the OEM sells for $300 or so.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:54 am
by SalemCat
Ok, yesterday I had a hunch.

I checked the trunk more carefully, and....

Image

Image

The large bag is for the Charging Cable, supplied by Nissan, and clipped into place where Nissan placed a ring it clips to.

(The stitched black blanket is a Moving Blanket from Harbor Freight. They sell for under $10, and are great for protecting the floor of any trunk. Probably help keep me warm, too, should the need ever arise.)

Now do understand - I only discovered this Kit existed at all by carefully reading the Owner's Manual.

The Salesman was unaware of its existence, as was the Service Manager, and the Parts Counter guy.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:06 pm
by SalemCat
Nubo wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:32 am
SalemCat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:12 pm
It looks like this ?
...
Maybe that's a European or Canadian version; looks to be recommending top speed of 80kM/H. But the same functionality; Kit is comprised of a compressor and a bottle of sealant.

FWIW, I tried "building" an SV on Nissan's website and did not see the repair kit listed in any of the options or accessories.

But... if this is a used car I'm not sure you have any recourse. The good news is, 12V inflators can be had fairly cheap, as well as tire sealant, but like others I'd recommend a tire plug kit. Avoids hassles and is more reliable. Sealant tends to go bad after sitting a few years. Also get a good tire pressure gauge; the gauges on the inflators tend to be wildly inaccurate.
Well, as I have posted, I discovered the kit's hiding place by myself.

And if I had not, my recourse would have been the fact this is a Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle.

They have a 167 point Checklist; the relevant ones to me would be:

#125 Jack/Tools (Condition)

#156 Spare Tire (Condition/Tread/Pressure) Spare __ PSI

Clearly they were required to inspect those items. Whether they did or not is now moot.

Thankfully.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:53 pm
by LeftieBiker
THAT is what mine looked like. ;)

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:05 pm
by GerryAZ
OK, you folks did well. I took photos of my 2019 and also the one from my 2015 that I carry on motorcycle trips which I planned to post, but there is no need now. They both look like the image SalemCat posted earlier (open) and the images LeftieBiker just posted. I am sure the one with the 2011 was the same and I would have kept it for motorcycle use except it was destroyed in the crash (hardest impact area was in left rear). I lost some tools stored in the compartment because there was not way to get them our of the crumpled metal, but made the other driver's insurance company pay for them. If you read the instructions, you will find that the sticker which says 80 km/h maximum (50 mi/h maximum) is intended to be placed near the speedometer as a reminder to the driver to keep speed down on the way to the nearest tire shop.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:19 pm
by LeftieBiker
I haven't posted any images. Salemcat posted all or most of them.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:15 pm
by GerryAZ
OK, should I edit my post or leave it alone? I see now--that is what I get for reading and replying quickly.