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Tire pressure monitors



  • luck11luck11 Posts: 425
    Purchased some tpms sensors for my aftermarket wheels. They seem to fit okay, except the body of the tpms sensor is not resting on the wheel surface. Is it supposed to be? (hoping the image appears here)

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  • The mandatory TPMS is just another bureaucratic and unnecessary expensive burden placed on car owners, most likely to pay off some special interest groups. If you rotate your tires - you have to get the system reset at extra cost! If you buy new tires - the sensor valve core and seal need to be replaced at extra cost! If you buy new tires and a wheel sensor is bad - you HAVE to buy a new sensor which can cost up to $200 each! And the wheel sensors have a battery which eventually goes dead! TPMS should be an option. Are Americans that lazy and stupid that they need a TPMS? Just use a pencil gauge to measure and set tire pressure like millions of car owners have do!
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    I just 4 tires on my 2004 Quest minivan with TPMS. I wasn't charged anything to reset the TPMS. Same with my car. ONe place was Sears the other was BJ wholesale. All the places I got quotes from did not charge extra either.

    The required TPMS stems from the Explorer/Firestone issue. The main cause for the tire failure was the low pressure in the tires that caused the treads to separate and caused the Explorer to flip. The TPMS is designed to alert the driver that the tires are low. The system is not perfect but completely necessary since the sidewall on most tires are stiffer than inthe past. It is very difficult to see if a tire is low.
  • ton16lton16l Posts: 1
    I just had 2 rear tires on my 08 Fit replaced. Pep Boys busted the TPMS sensor on one wheel. The manager wasn't around so the issue is still being resolved, but I just noticed on my bill, it looks like they installed "DILL Tire Pressure Monitoring System Component Kit", Qty: 2. That makes me think they put in 2 new sensors for the 2 rear wheels.

    So if I go to a dealership, can they reset the computer to recognize those 2 new non honda sensors?
  • :shades: Hey, im pretty sure thats not going to work... But i've been going to for info on TPMS related stuff for a while now and they might b able to help u out.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,422
    Does your owner's manual have a section on doing a "TPMS reset"?


  • andysdandysd Posts: 87
    I got some good data yesterday that helps me understand the system on my car. On a 2011 Honda Fit, the TPM icon came on. I checked the tires and found 28 all around. I pumped them up to 30, and after about 20 miles, the light went off.

    Contrary to at least one comment, the spare tire is not monitored.
  • andysdandysd Posts: 87
    Further update: the tpm indicator came on again after I pumped the tires to 30, so I pumped them to the specified 33 and the indicator immediately extinguished.
  • andysdandysd Posts: 87
    Recapping, with 2011 Honda Fit, TPM light came on, pumped from 28 to 30, light went off after 20 miles. Update: after a couple of days the light came back on, so I pumped to specified 33 psig, and light went off immediately, and has stayed off.
  • casino2casino2 Posts: 23
    I recently a problem with a tire monitor. Even thought all four tires are fill with full capcity, the tire signal still stays on. Anyone out there having this problems?
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 793
  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    Can your instrument panel or information display (if your car has one) display the actual pressure readings?
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