Low Tire Pressure Light But Tires Are Fine?

It’s a common issue that might leave you perplexed: the low tire pressure sign is illuminated, yet the tires appear to be in perfect condition. It’s not the end of the world, so relax! Possibly you only need to reset your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). It could also be caused by a malfunctioning TPMS sensor or a dead battery in the sensor. If you have an indirect TPMS system, the issue could be traction loss.

To reset your TPMS, you must first switch off your vehicle and remove the key. Then, ensure that each tire’s air pressure is at the manufacturer-recommended level. If so, reset the system using the TPMS reset button or tool. If you don’t have one, you can reset the system by following the instructions in your vehicle’s manual.

If resetting the TPMS fails, it may be necessary to replace the TPMS sensor. To accomplish this, you must first remove the old sensor before installing the new one. Notably, TPMS sensors have a limited battery life, therefore it may be necessary to change the battery as well.

In some instances, the issue may be caused by a defective TPMS receiver. If this is the case, you will need to get your vehicle inspected and fixed by a mechanic. To fix the issue, they may need to replace the TPMS receiver.

Lastly, if you use an indirect TPMS system, the low tire pressure warning light could be caused by a loss of traction. To resolve this issue, you must inspect the tire treads and make any necessary repairs.

It is essential to keep in mind that the low tire pressure light can be a difficult problem to address, but with the proper information and tools, it can generally be rectified quickly and easily.


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