If you’re driving your car and the low tire pressure light comes on, it may mean that one or more of your tires has lost pressure. It might also signify a TPMS sensor fault. In other vehicles, the TPMS Sensor Fault can appear on your screen which means one of your tire’s sensors could be damaged. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at TPMS, the issues you may encounter with it and how to fix them.
What Is TPMS?
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is a safety feature required on all vehicles in the European Union (EU) since 2014. The TPMS monitors the pressures of each tire and warns you if any of them is underinflated or has a slow leak.
The TPMS warning light will come on if any of your tires are underinflated by 25% or more, indicating that you need to add air right away. If a tire loses pressure slowly, it can be difficult to detect in time to make the necessary repairs before any damage occurs—that’s why many vehicles have sensors that trigger an error message as soon as they detect a change in pressure greater than 10 pounds per square inch (psi), which usually indicates that there’s a problem with the valve stem seal or inner liner, not just weather conditions like snow melt or puddling rainwater on top of your vehicle’s tires
When the TPMS warning light comes on, it could also mean that there may be a problem with your TPMS. In most cases, this will be due to failure of one or more sensors within your TPMS system and should be addressed by an expert technician as soon as possible so that proper repairs can be made before any damage occurs to other parts of your vehicle such as suspension components or wheel bearings
What Is a TPMS Sensor Fault and What Causes It?
A TPMS sensor fault warning means that there is a problem with the TPMS system. In today’s vehicles, apart from your TPMS warning light on your dashboard, the “TPMS sensor fault warning” can appear on the screen of your vehicle. TPMS Sensor Fault can be caused by several different issues. A loose or damaged sensor or wheel, as well as a TPMS with low battery are all potential causes of a TPMS sensor fault. A software defect can also cause a TPMS sensor failure, though this type of problem is quite rare compared to physical damage or battery issues.
Troubleshooting a TPMS Sensor Fault
If you’re experiencing a TPMS sensor fault, the first thing to do is check the tire pressure. If your vehicle’s tires have low air pressure, it’s possible that the TPMS sensor has been damaged by getting too close to the ground.
Next, make sure that the battery in your vehicle’s TPMS receiver is in good condition. If it can’t hold a charge or if there’s corrosion on its terminals and connections, then it might not be sending signals properly. You should also check that all wiring and connections are secure so they don’t short out when they come into contact with water or other contaminants.
If none of these steps work for you and your tire pressure monitor remains in “sensor fault” mode, then it may be time to seek help from professionals.
A TPMS sensor fault is a common issue that can be easily resolved with a few simple checks. If your car is warning you of low tire pressure, check the tire pressure and top it up if needed. If this doesn’t solve the problem, then you may need to check the computer system for any problems related to one or more of its sensors.
If you find that TPMS sensor fault warning is more of an inconvenience, another option for you is to bypass the TPMS. This will eliminate the hassle of any TPMS related warnings bothering you on your dashboard or on your LCD screen.
As long as you’re a diligent driver who ensures that all of the tires are always properly inflated, you can choose this option. Keep in mind that you’re responsible for you and your passengers’ safety as well as the safety of other vehicles and people on the road.
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