TPMS is an integral part of the car mechanics in modern cars. This is the short form of a Tire pressure monitoring system, and you may have seen it in your Honda Civic 2012.
Though many other cars have this system, you can understand how you can reset the TPMS in your car if you have this model from the tips given here. All the Honda models after 2008 come with this sensory mechanism that can check and inform the driver about tire pressure.
If you have owned this car for some time, you may be familiar with the TPMS. It includes a warning light that flashes on the dashboard. Anytime the air pressure is lower in any of the tires, the car’s sophisticated system detects it and flashes the light on the dashboard screen. You can address it by checking and filling up air in the tire/tires as soon as possible.
Why should you reset the TPMS?
Even after filling the tires with adequate air, the light may continue to flash. This could be a challenge for the driver as he would not know if it is a real problem, the light is malfunctioning, or the sensors are not working. This will add confusion, and hence you must reset the TPMS.
How Does It Work?
Tire pressure can be measured by pressure sensors, which are technical tools. The system is based on these sensors, which are in turn located in the wheels. The software tools are advanced enough, and the car is fitted with very sensitive devices.
They can detect any drop in the pressure immediately and convey the signals to the computer software installed. If the pressure goes below 25% of the recommended level, the dashboard lights up with the warning light.
Should you reset the TPMS immediately?
Today’s smart cars are equipped with software tools that guide the drivers well. They also prevent further damage to the machine and prevent accidents. TPMS is a tool that prevents drivers from using an underinflated tire that may lead to swerving or accidents. But if the light is still flashing after taking care of the tire pressure, it is time to reset the TPMS.
A professional mechanic will guide you to reset it or do it yourself. Once the tires are inflated with air, reset the TPMS to ensure that the light flashes only when the pressure is low again. You must reset the TPMS also when you change the old tires and get new ones instead of the worn-out ones.
Some mechanics recommend resetting the TPMS after rotating tires as the reading may go haywire. The system must read the tire pressure accurately and switch on the light only when necessary.
How To Reset TPMS Honda Civic 2012
Software program customized for your car is the most important part of the system and helps in resetting the TPMS. You know that the conditions are given above warrant the resetting, and once you are sure that you must do it, you may check for the reset button in the car.
Most of the latest Honda car models have the TPMS system and a control button. However, the fact is that Honda Civic 2012 does not have a simple mechanism like a reset button.
A simple DIY method is to drive the car at a medium speed for a few minutes, and the light may go off once the sensors detect the right tire pressure in all the wheels. However, this method might not be apt for all vehicles. The other method is a little long but needs to be executed properly.
How Can We Ensure The Right Pressure In The Wheels?
Before resetting the TPMS, ensure the right pressure in the car wheels. All four wheels on the front and rear have an optimum air pressure recommended by the manufacturers that are calculated using weight, safety, and volume, and in this car, it is 32 psi. Check the air pressure using the right tool and fill each wheel to make up for the deficit.
You must switch on the car to look at the menu and the controller on the steering wheel. You must choose the option of customize settings and then choose the source. There may be many options, and you must be careful to select the right inputs at every step or start again. The air pressure is detected and flashed by the deflation warning system.
Now again, choose the source in this system in the menu. Use the controller or joystick to select Initialize and again press source. Choose ‘Yes’ from the options available and proceed to reset the TPMS.
Once you are sure that the TPMS is reset and the warning is not flashing anymore, you can close the menu. The settings will go back to normal, and the tire pressure will be detected.
You Cannot Ignore And Drive With The Tpms Light On As It May Damage More Systems
This may be dangerous as the warning light is there for a reason. The tire pressure may be unsafe for you, and it is better to check the pressure once before ignoring or resetting the TPMS button.
The warning indicates that the pressure is low, and if you continue to drive, the tire will be damaged and may need replacement, which is always an expensive option. In addition, if the warning signal is malfunctioning and you ignore it, you may not even know when the tire pressure is really low and the car and you are in danger.
Honda Civic 2012 comes with a TPMS as the manufacturers understand the significance of preventing accidents and damage to the vehicle. The system is sophisticated and can detect tire deflation and admonish the driver in time to check the pressure. Once you have taken care to fill the tires, TPMS must be reset, so the system continues to effectively monitor and warn you whenever the tire pressure is low.