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First post here...and first flat tire!
Not sure what happened, but the pressure warning went off on the freeway, and I pulled off the freeway and sure enough the tire had run all the way flat.
To be honest, I didn't even know if the car had a spare (it doesn't), but I did find the air compressor and the flat fixing fluid. I followed the instructions, and the tire did partially inflate, but the hole in the tire was too large and it didn't seal up.
I did get the tire repaired (patched from inside), and the whole thing cost me $50 (AAA tow was free).
Car handled just fine with the left rear tire flat.
And once the tire was mounted back on the car the computer was able to re-set the pressure warning system.
 

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Sorry to hear that. This thread may be relevant to your interests:

 

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I followed the instructions, and the tire did partially inflate, but the hole in the tire was too large and it didn't seal up.
I did get the tire repaired (patched from inside)
I've never found a tire place willing to patch a tire after the fix-a-flat has been used. Did they clean it with something special or mention any possible concerns?
 

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I've never found a tire place willing to patch a tire after the fix-a-flat has been used. Did they clean it with something special or mention any possible concerns?
They did clean all the goo off the tire (and their machine!) and even polished my wheel for me. I love our local mechanics.
 

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I threw a tire plug kit in with my goo and compressor. Do you have an opinion on whether that may have helped to avoid a tow? BTW, I think free towing is included for three years from VW. (?) I hope I never have to use it. Probably just jinxed myself.
 

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I threw a tire plug kit in with my goo and compressor. Do you have an opinion on whether that may have helped to avoid a tow? BTW, I think free towing is included for three years from VW. (?) I hope I never have to use it. Probably just jinxed myself.
Nope, it was a for pay option during the purchase process.
 

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Nope, it was a for pay option during the purchase process.
Towing is included with the car for no added fee. From the Monroney sticker:
"3 years/36,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for: lock-outs, tire changes & towing if
vehicle disabled due to collision or mechanical breakdown (including flat tires); and roadside charging or towing for out-of-charge battery (up to 100 miles, dependent on proximity to charging station).* Services provided by third party supplier."

Call Volkswagen 24-hour Roadside Assistance Number: 800.411.6688
 

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This is on my Monroney for a FE purchased in March:

24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
- 3 years/36,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for: lock-outs, tire changes & towing if
vehicle disabled due to collision or mechanical breakdown (including flat tires);
and roadside charging or towing for out-of-charge battery
(up to 100 miles, dependent on proximity to charging station).
* Services provided by third party supplier.
 

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Car handled just fine with the left rear tire flat.
That is the best news resulting from your misfortune. Glad you are back on track for so little cost, and thanks for reporting.
 

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So, you got me thinking about anticipating a flat. Went to check the little tool kit that comes with the ID.4 and found what looks like a spot for a tool that’s missing. from my attached photo, can anyone tell me if the molded spot is supposed to have a tool in it? Thanks
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can anyone tell me if the molded spot is supposed to have a tool in it?
So far none of the cars in the US, that I'm aware, have come with a tool in that slot. Same with the slot in the upper right hand of your photo. Both slots come empty. I'm not sure what the slots were actually designed to fit for other regions / car models / future trims.
 

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So, you got me thinking about anticipating a flat. Went to check the little tool kit that comes with the ID.4 and found what looks like a spot for a tool that’s missing. from my attached photo, can anyone tell me if the molded spot is supposed to have a tool in it? Thanks
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Not sure about that empty slot, but I think the one thing missing from VW's kit is a plug kit.

 

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Looking at other tool kits (particularly the Audi), bottom would most likely be for an interchangeable head screw driver. The top right could be for a lug alignment pin. That's my best guess.
 
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First post here...and first flat tire!
Not sure what happened, but the pressure warning went off on the freeway, and I pulled off the freeway and sure enough the tire had run all the way flat.
To be honest, I didn't even know if the car had a spare (it doesn't), but I did find the air compressor and the flat fixing fluid. I followed the instructions, and the tire did partially inflate, but the hole in the tire was too large and it didn't seal up.
I did get the tire repaired (patched from inside), and the whole thing cost me $50 (AAA tow was free).
Car handled just fine with the left rear tire flat.
And once the tire was mounted back on the car the computer was able to re-set the pressure warning system.
As a long time biker (Honda Gold Wing), I have depended on a tire repair kit made by stopngo (stopngo.com). Their repair kit does not rely on "goop" to seal the puncture. Instead, they have an ingenious way of installing a "mushroom" type rubber plug into the puncture. Once the plug is inserted, you can inflate the tire with the included CO2 canisters, or with your own VW compressor.

I have never liked to use "goop" to seal my tires. A lot of tire shops will not work on tires that have been slimed. Besides, it ruins the TPMS valve (not a factor in the ID.4 since it does not have TPMS sensors).

Here's a link to a YouTube video on how this novel system really works:
 

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That's pretty slick looking! I haven't had any trouble with the more typical style of waxy strips, but I'll have to pick one of those up and try. No rubber cement though? I guess the mushroom head makes it self-sealing once air pressure is applied.
 
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