Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does the “Tire pressure sensor fault” warning mean in the message center?

asked by on

What does the “Tire pressure sensor fault” warning mean in the message center?

A: There are several different components for ...

There are several different components for your Tire Pressure Monitoring system and they all must work together to provide you with accurate information. If you see a warning that says, “Tire pressure sensor fault” in the message center of your car, it means that one or more of the sensors embedded in the wheels isn’t communicating with the Tire Pressure Monitoring system. If you have your spare tire on the car, that’s the reason. If you don’t have the spare tire mounted, then you should have the system inspected as soon as possible.

Tips

  • The “Tire pressure sensor fault” warning means that a sensor isn’t communicating with the rest of the system.

  • It does not indicate low tire pressure, and it does not indicate a problem with the rest of the monitoring system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is it a Good Idea to Get Oversized Wheels and Tires for My Car or Truck?

Your vehicle was initially designed with a specific wheel and tire combination that the manufacturer of the vehicle felt was best suited for safety and performance. Many times, the wheels and tires that come with a vehicle may seem too...

Q: Engine light on. Runs Rough

Hi There, There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor...

Q: How do I use the coat hooks?

You’ll find coat hooks available above the doors in the back (second row seating). These provide you with a way to hang light items (like clothing) to keep them out of the seats, and to prevent wrinkles or damage. Using...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...