All modern vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). It uses radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure. The sensors transmit the pressure readings to the receiver connected to the computer system. If the system determines that tire pressure is low, a warning light appears on the display. After the tire is inflated to the proper pressure, the system must be reset so that it can accurately monitor the tires. Since, TPMS is fairly a new technology thus many user does not know how to reset the TPMS system. So in this article, we are presenting TPMS reset procedure for a variety of cars.
How can I reset the TPMS on an Chevrolet Impala?
If your 2008 Chevrolet Impala tires have been badly inflated, the dashboard will display a TPMS warning light. Once you properly inflate the tires, either wait for the system to automatically recognize the inflated tires, or you can reset the TPMS manuallyd. Resetting the monitor will get rid of the warning light immediately.
- Start the engine of your Impala or turn the key to activate the electrical system.
- Push the “i” button on the right hand side of the steering wheel.
- Press this button repeatedly until the TPMS system appears on the odometer handset.
- Press and hold the “Check” icon under the “i” button. This is the reset button. After a second or two, this returns your TPMS system and re-checks the tire pressure.
How to reset a TPMS on a Crossfire
The Chrysler Crossfire was produced until the 2008 model year. Some models are equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system, or TPMS. This pressure system tires control to determine if the tires are well inflated. A warning message appears on the dashboard if incorrect pressure is detected. If the tires are replaced or rotated, the TPMS system must be reset to calibrate and accurately measure the pressure. The following steps are applicable for the 2008 Crossfire model year.
INSTRUCTIONSInflate each tire to its proper pressure, as shown on the tire sidewall.
- Drive the above Crossfire 20 mph for at least five minutes. The sensors calibrate as the car rolls.
- Stop driving when the TPMS light is off. The TPMS system is reset.
How to perform TPMS reset in GM Vehicles
The US Department of Transportation required that all vehicles manufactured after 2008 include a tire pressur
e monitoring system (TPMS). Although you cannot disable the TPMS in a General Motors (GM) vehicle, you can reset the system if you have recently checked the tires and inflated them properly. If you do not inflate the tire enough, TPMS light will remain on.
- Start the GM vehicle.
- Locate the lower “i” button on the driver information panel. It is located to the right of the steering wheel. Press the button several times to access the TPMS system, and identify the specific tire that triggers the problem light.
- Press the reset button on the driver information panel. This button has a check mark, and is at the bottom end of the panel. If this does not work, press and hold the “i” button, and then press the reset button.
How to Reset TPMS on a 2002 Cadillac
In 2002 and onward models, Cadillac introduced Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to tracks air pressure in each tire. A “Check Tire Pressure” message appears on the screen when the computer determines that the pressure should be adjusted in one of the tires. After correcting the pressure in the tires, the system needs to reset so that it can accurately track the pressure again.
- First of all, park the vehicle on a level surface. Turn off the engine and set the parking brake.
- Remove the valve stem caps on each tire.
- Press the nozzle of the tire pressure gauge into the valve of each tire to measure the current pressure.
- Press the nozzle of a compressed air bomb into the valve of any tire that needs air to be added. Search for the tire pressure printed on the side of the tire. Release the nozzle after a few seconds and check the pressure again to see if the tire has reached the correct pressure level.
- Replace the valve rod plugs when all four tires have been put under proper pressure.
- Release the parking brake and start the engine. Drive the car for about five minutes to give the system time to reset. The tire pressure warning indicator turns off after detection of inappropriate pressure.
TPMS reset on a Chevy Venture
Some models of Chevrolet Venture 2007 contains a tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, that uses sensors connected to a computer to determine if the air pressure in one of the tires is low. If the computer detects low pressure, a TPMS light will light up on the control panel. After the low pressure situation is corrected, the TPMS must be reset so that it can continue to accurately track the air pressure in the tires.
- Park the Venture, and set the parking brake.
- Turn off the engine and move the ignition switch to “On”.
- Press the VIC button located on the right side of the steering wheel until the TPMS screen appears on the driver information screen.
- Press the “Set” button next to the VIC button. The display shows “Learning Task Active.”
- Press the valve stem of each tire for five seconds with a pressure gauge to activate the TPMS sensors. The reset is completed after pressing the last tire valve.
TPMS reset in a Nissan
Many Nissan vehicles use a tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, which uses sensors to track the inflation of the four tires. When air pressure is low in any tire, the TPMS displays a warning light on the control panel. After resolving the low pressure situation, the TPMS must be reset so that it can keep an accurate track of the tire pressure. Since each Nissan vehicle requires a different amount of tire pressure, therefore search for the tire pressure printed on the side of the tire.
- Park the vehicle on a level surface where all four tires are easily accessible.
- Remove the valve rod plugs from each tire.
- Press the tire pressure gauge into the valve rods of each tire to measure the tire pressure in progress.
- Press the nozzle of the compressed air into the nozzle of any tire that is low on the air. Release the nozzle after a few seconds and measure the pressure with the pressure gauge. Repeat the process until all tires reaches to the recommended pressure
- Replace the plugs on the valve rods of all tires.
- Finally, drive the vehicle at more than 16 mph for two to three minutes so that the sensors can get enough data to monitor the tires. The warning light is activated when the system detects that the pressure is sufficient.
How to reset TPMS in Honda Civic
The 2009 and onward models of Honda Civic are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS, which uses computerized sensors to track air pressure in tires. When the sensors detect a drop in tire pressure below the recommended level, a warning light will appear on the instrument panel. Once the air pressure in the tires has been corrected, the TPMS system may need to be reset so that it can accurately track the tire conditions.
- Park your 2009 Honda Civic on a level surface.
- Inflate all four tires to the proper pressure. Use the tire pressure gauge to check the pressure. The appropriate pressure for each tire is printed on the side of the tire.
- Drive the Civic at a speed greater than 20 mph for at least 10 minutes. This gives the computer and data sufficient time to read the sensors on each tire and determine if the pressure is sufficient. The TPMS light turns off after the reset procedure is completed.
How to reset Chrysler TPMS
Recent models of Chrysler vehicles are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems, or TPMSs. If the tyre pressure falls below recommended level, display warning appears on the dashboard. The TPMS light stays on as long as the low tire pressure condition exists. The only way to reset the system is to neutralize under inflation by adding more air and driving car for few min. Chrysler will detect the change and reset TPMS reading.
- Firstly, park the car on a level surface. Turn off the engine.
- Remove the cap from the valve stem of a tire. Now press the head of the tire pressure gauge onto the valve stem firmly so that it creates a seal around the rod, holding air in the tire. Pull the stem gauge and note the reading of the gauge. If the pressure is lower than the pressure recommended by the manufacturer, you will need to add air. Go to step 3.
- Press the nozzle of your compressed air source onto the valve stem for any tire that needs air to add. Remove the nozzle after a few seconds and measure the pressure with the gauge again. Continue this process until each tire is inflated to the proper pressure. Recommended pressure for each tire is printed on the side of the tire.
- Replace the cap on the tire valve stem when the correct amount of air has passed, then switch to another tire. Follow these steps on all four tires.
- Lastly, start the engine and drive the vehicle for up to 20 minutes, above 15 mph. This gives TPMS a chance to accurately detect the updated pressure and reset.
TPMS is legal obligation in today’s world. Also correct tire pressure ensures long life of tires and less fuel consumption. Therefore every driver should have the knowledge of operating TPMS.