Your tire pressure light is still on even after you’ve filled your tires to the proper PSI.
It occurs from time to time, and you may have to reset it.
Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is critical to the safety of your car, so make sure it’s turned on.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to reset the TPMS light, either follow these procedures or bring your car to Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington’s repair department.
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What Is the Purpose of Your Tire Pressure Light?
It’s possible that your TPMS light may illuminate as your vehicle starts up, or that it will illuminate while you’re driving.
You might also have a tire pressure indicator that flashes or blinks (more on that below).
Whether your tire pressure light comes on while you’re driving about Bloomington or after you’ve started your vehicle, it’s typically due to one of the following:
- Significant changes in weather or temperature: If the air pressure lowers or the temperature dips unexpectedly, your tires are likely to drop as well. If you haven’t been checking your tire pressures on a regular basis, one or more tires may lose enough pressure to set off the TPMS light.
- A leak in one or more tires: A leak is the most probable source of losing air pressure if there are no unexpected weather changes. While you may attempt to inflate the tire(s), you’ll need to take it to a repair shop to have it patched or replaced.
When the TPMS Light Flashes, What Does It Mean?
The tire pressure sensors are powered by a battery, thus if the TPMS indicator is blinking, the battery may need to be changed.
It might also mean that one of the sensors is malfunctioning.
What is the location of the tire pressure sensor? It is located within the tire and is connected to the inner rim.
When you take the tire off the rim, you’ll see a little cylinder that houses the tire pressure sensor.
If your TPMS light is flashing, you should arrange a service appointment with Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington as soon as possible.
We can evaluate your car, identify the issue, and get you back on the road safely and quickly.
What to Do If Your Tire Pressure Light Isn’t Working
The tire pressure indicator should turn off on its own after your tires are adequately filled.
If it continues to light up, try one of the following techniques to turn it off:
- For 10 minutes, drive at or above 50 mph. The tire pressure sensor may reset the next time you start the vehicle as a result of this.
- Turn the key to the “on” position with the vehicle off, but do not start it. Hold down the TPMS reset button for three seconds until the tire pressure indicator blinks three times, then let go. Start the automobile and let the sensor refresh for 20 minutes. Typically, the TPMS reset button is found under the steering wheel. If you can’t locate it, consult the owner’s handbook for your car.
- Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended pressure, then totally deflate them. Include the spare tire as well, since it may include a sensor. Re-inflate to the required tire pressure after they’ve all been deflated.
- Disconnect the positive battery cable when the car is turned off. Turn on the vehicle and blow the horn for three seconds. Any remaining electricity in the car will be discharged. The battery should then be reconnected.