All new vehicles are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that has a warning light that illuminates when one or more of your four tires is significantly under-inflated. TPMS was mandated in Europe in 2014, and it is designed to alert drivers of improper tire inflation, which can be dangerous and lead to dangerous accidents.
Because your vehicle’s TPMS works with highly sophisticated technology, you likely will have to reprogram it after changing tires or resetting your TPMS light between seasons if you’ve stored your winter tires for the warm weather months.
Low Tire Pressure – TPMS Light On
Your TPMS light, or tire pressure monitoring system, is an important safety feature in your vehicle. Low tire pressure can cause your tires to wear out faster, affect fuel economy, handling and braking performance. It can even lead to a blowout or crash. The TPMS light is not something you should ignore if it comes on.
Tires lose air over time due to natural leaks through the rubber (which is why they need inflating every once in a while), but sudden drops in air pressure can be a dangerous sign of more serious problems with the tire itself. If you notice that your tires are low on air when checking them, it’s important to get them inflated as soon as possible. If any of your tires has a PSI (pounds per square inch) which is 25% lower than recommended, then the TPMS will let you know by turning on the warning light.
Ensure Correct Tire Pressure before TPMS Light Reset
To reset the TPMS light, you should first make sure that your tires are inflated correctly. Tire pressure is an important aspect of vehicle maintenance. You can check the tire pressure at a gas station or with a gauge. The right tire pressure for your car depends on the manufacturer’s guidelines. For example, if you own a Honda Civic, you will need to maintain about 32 pounds per square inch (psi) in each of your four tires when they’re cold. If it is hot outside, it may be necessary to increase this number slightly.
Manually Reset TPMS Light
Next, turn on the ignition but make sure the engine is off. Make sure the engine is not running or idling. Depending on your vehicle, you’ll also want to double-check that your ignition isn’t in the “start” position or set somewhere in between “off” and “on.”
Follow these next steps to manually reset your TPMS light:
Step 1: Simultaneously press and hold the “set/reset” button until the TPMS light starts flashing.
Step 2: Press the “set/reset” button again and hold it down until the tire pressure warning light flashes three times.
Step 3: Press the “set/reset” button again on the steering wheel spoke of your vehicle. Hold it down until the tire pressure warning light flashes three times in quick succession, then release. The light will go out. This lets you know that you have successfully reset your TPMS system.
The TPMS light should now be reset, and the system is ready to detect low tire pressure once again.
However, there are some instances in which you may need to take your car to a mechanic for help resetting the light:
These include your cases when your TPMS has been removed or replaced or if a sensor is no longer functioning properly.
Another option for you is to install a TPMS Bypass Emulator. The TPMS Bypass Emulator removes all the hassles and worries that a malfunctioning TPMS light brings. If you’re a diligent vehicle owner and you always check your vehicle’s tire pressure regularly, then you have less need for a TPMS. As such, you can acquire a TPMS Bypass Emulator to eliminate the hassles and worries brought about by a malfunctioning TPMS light.
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