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TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

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The tire pressure gauge is a sensor that reads the tire pressure of all four tires of a vehicle. Modern vehicles have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) built in. Starting in 2007,...

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What does it mean if the warning message “tire pressure monitor fault” is displayed?
Your car comes standard with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This system is responsible for monitoring the pressure in all four tires (but not the spare). If it detects low pressure, the Low Tire Pressure Light on the dash...
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How does the tire pressure monitoring system work?
Your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is designed to help you keep an eye on the tire pressure. If the system notices a drop in pressure in a tire below a specific threshold, it will turn on the Low...
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After replacing TPMS valve, does the warning light automatically goes away?
The light will not reset itself until you have the new sensor communicate to the TPMS module. This takes a calibration process that most any tire store should be able to do and some mechanics that have the proper scanner...
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My tire monitoring system service light is on
Hi there. One of the most common components to fail on your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the inner low tire pressure, which is attached to each wheel on the vehicle. Low tire pressure is determined in two ways: monitoring indirect...
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Electrical system problems on 2007 Buick Rainier
This was a common issue in many GM vehicles that is typically caused by a short in the system that controls these features. Tracing the short can be very time consuming and difficult to track down. If you would like...
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How to reset TPMS if no button is available
The only way to reset the light is to put the system in relearn mode. First, make sure all the tire pressures are even set and to specifications. You may need to hook up a battery charger on low first...
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what do i need to do when my tire pressure, electric steering and vehicle stability lights come on
Due to the impact of another vehicle hitting your car, there may be several things wrong that may or may not be visible such as the wheel speed sensors. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of...
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TPMS light comes on frequently, but false alarms
The TPMS light may be illuminating due to a faulted sensor giving a false reading, and unfortunately, these are difficult to track down without replacing all of the sensors at the same time (which can be pricey). The vehicle has...
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TPMS alarm went off, as well as all gauge lights
Hello. Since your car is relatively new, it should still be under warranty. It is apparent to me that there is an electrical issue that is tied into all these systems. Unfortunately, under warranty technicians only get paid three tenths...
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Bad tire pressure sensor
Many tire pressure sensors that are located inside the vehicle tire assembly have a built in battery that does fail over time. Once the sensor does fail, it should be replaced with a new one. For tire pressure sensor assemlies...
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Tire pressure sensor goes on and off, even when tires are all inflated to 32 and are staying there.
Hello. I would recommend checking your spare tire to see if it is at the correct psi. Sometimes spare tires also have tire pressure sensors. If this is not the issue, you likely have a defective sensor, that will need...
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Check Tire Pressure Light
Hello. The first thing I would do is make sure that the tire in question is inflated to proper pressure. If the pressure is low, even by a few pounds, it may set off the tire pressure light. If the...
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Pressure monitoring system comes on eventhough air pressure in tires is normal
There are many potential causes for this. If the light stays on continuously, the tire pressure may not be set correctly or the system may need to be reset. Changes in ambient temperature can also affect TPMS operation, since...
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Where is the TPMS module located. I know there is a device in each tire but where is the main module? Thank you
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'm not 100% certain for the 2013 Dodge Dart Turbo, but most of the late model Dodge sedans have the TPMS module located under the dashboard on the driver side, near the main fuse box....
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Tire pressure warning system lights up because i used a nonsensored valve.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an integrated system that cannot be disabled. When you did not install a correct tire pressure sensor and installed a regular valve stem the TPMS senses the missing sensor and turns on the...
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I've got a 2012 328i, twin turbo 4 banger. Tpms malfunction, says all four tires are flat but they're obviously not. Advice?
Hello. If the TPMS system is showing that all four tires are flat then they are either low in air pressure, or there is an issue with the TPMS system. I would first check the air pressure on all four...
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My car's tire pressure monitoring system lights come on when the tire pressure is normal
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors on each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the ABS and traction control system (ESC) which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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If the tire pressure sensors are faulty, will that cause my Advance Trac light to come on?
Your assumption is correct. The tire pressure monitoring system will not turn on the traction control light. These system work independently of each other. You need to connect a scanner capable of accessing the traction control system to read the...
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VSA problem
Hi there. The VSA light is on indicating that the traction control is active. This will turn on the brake system and try to control the vehicle in the event a tire will slip. The wheel sensor on the left...
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My car's tire pressure light won't turn off
Unfortunately, this is a tough battle when it comes to the tire pressure monitor sensors and large fluctuations in weather. For every 10° drop in air temperature outside, your tires will lose about 1% in PSI or inflation. As you...

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