Tire Mobility Kit

Discussion in 'Hyundai Ioniq 5' started by Sandroad, Jun 12, 2024.

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  1. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    I posted in another thread the tire mobility kit in my Ioniq 5 leaked and ruined the cargo area carpet. A month ago the dealer said they would order a new kit and carpet. Fast forward to today when the service department said they were on nationwide back order due to a Hyundai service campaign to replace a lot of them. Further , he said my VIN was not included in the campaign so the service writer wondered if I would ever get one! So for the foreseeable future I’ll have to come up with something else. I hate to be stranded even locally with my dogs in the car only to be towed to the dealer and have to take out a mortgage for what they would charge for a new one.
     
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  3. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Looks like I won’t ever get a replacement tire mobility kit and carpet. So I cleaned up the carpet as best I could. Only the one corner is still gooey. I ordered and put in the car a new canister of sealant and a new case. The compressor was not damaged in the leak mess, so it’s still in there. Only cost me a total of $72 and I’m back to factory flat tire sealing/inflation capability. Hyundai customer service needs work.
     
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    You probably googled all the same sites I just did. Did you see this Quora discussion?
    A can of Fix-a-Flat blew up inside my car. The big chunks are removed but there are stains and small particles all over the upholstery. What is a safe way to clean it?
     
  5. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Fortunately, the canister of sealant in the Ioniq 5 is not under pressure. When it’s used, it’s installed in-line from the compressor to the tire and adds sealant to the air while inflating the tire. Fix-a-Flat is under very high pressure because it’s both sealant and enough air to inflate a tire in the can. In the Ioniq, the canister loses its top seal and leaks out slowly, either through defect or because the heavy tow bar is stowed in the tool kit and knocks the top off. It’s a known problem affecting Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. Hence the back order on parts. I do wonder about the so called back order, though. I was able to get a new canister and case from an on line Hyundai dealer in just 3 days.

    As a side note, the sealant in any of these products is extremely sticky and gooey. No wonder tire shops hate it. Costco told me its use voids their tire warranty.
     
  6. aamyotte

    aamyotte Active Member

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  9. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Thanks. This is the service campaign I noted in the first post. The start date for affected vehicles is 6/1/23. My Ioniq 5 build predates that, so even though the dealer documented the leaky mess, my vehicle is not eligible for new parts. I doubt Hyundai will expand the eligible dates because that could be expensive for them.
     
  10. aamyotte

    aamyotte Active Member

    That's ridiculous how you had the exact condition of the TSB happen but your vehicle doesn't fall within certain dates. Penny pinching by the manufacturer. It's not good for the consumer.
     

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