Why does my tire pressure light keep coming on when my tires are fine?

Why does my tire pressure light keep coming on when my tires are fine?

This small telltale illuminates to inform you of low air pressure in one or more tires when that issue is detected by the vehicle’s tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). In general, the light will come on when the air pressure in one or more tires is outside the recommended range.

What causes TPMS light to come on?

As the name suggests, your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light coming on typically means your tire pressure is low. However, sometimes it turns on due to a drastic drop or rise in temperature. If your light stays on, it could be due to a tire puncture causing a slow leak of air.

Can you drive with TPMS light on?

It’s not safe to drive around with your TPMS light illuminated. If the light comes on while you’re driving, slow down and get to the nearest gas or service station to inspect the tire.

Where is the tire pressure reset button?

The TPMS reset button is usually located beneath the steering wheel. If you are unable to find it, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, then deflate them completely.

How do you remove a TPMS sensor without removing the tire?

short of that, there is no way to remove a TPMS sensor without either destroying or removing the tires. They all mount to the rim from the inside of the tire, and they are too large to be pulled thru the valve stem hole. There are two types of valve sensor.

Can you disable the TPMS?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has mandated that all vehicles manufactured after 2008 include a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Although you cannot disable the TPMS in a General Motors (GM) vehicle, you can reset the system if you recently checked your tires and inflated them properly.

How often should you replace your TPMS?

How often do TPMS sensors need to be replaced? TPMS sensors are designed to last for many years – 5-10 years is a likely lifespan.

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