Tire Pressure Warning Icon

If you see you TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) icon illuminated, it means your vehicle has a low tire.

STOP , and check the inflation pressure in your tires. This warning light will come on if the tire pressure in any of your tires falls in excess of 25% below the recommended inflation pressure (refer to your owners manual, or the tire inflation decal in the glove box, driver door pillar or gas tank filler cap lid for tire inflation pressure recommendations).

The TPMS warning light should come on for about one second when the ignition key is first turned on for a bulb check. It should then go out if all of the tires are properly inflated. If the light does not go out or it comes on while driving, you have a low tire, problem with a sensor or even the monitoring system.

If the TPMS warning light is flashing, it indicates a fault has been detected in the TPMS system that will require further diagnosis. Common faults include a bad tire pressure sensor, a defective keyless entry receiver module, a fault in the TPMS or body control module (BCM), or wiring problems in the keyless entry/TPMS/BCM circuit.

Another cause could be that battery in the sensor is dead.
 
The pressure sensor inside each wheel contains a small battery to power the sensor and transponder. Most are long-life lithium 3-volt batteries that last five to 10 years. Eventually, the batteries will go dead. Battery life depends on the sampling frequency of the sensor (how often it broadcasts a signal), vehicle use (how often it is driven), and ambient temperatures (hot weather tends to shorten battery life). Average battery life for most TPMS sensors is around 7 years.
 
If you have a bad TPMS sensor, it will have to be replaced with a new one. There is no way to repair a TPMS sensor.

Because of the great variety in TPMS sensor designs and configurations, it is important to find the correct replacement sensor for your vehicle. Original equipment TPMS sensors from a new car dealer can be very expensive.
 
However, here at Hamad Tire Pros, we can save you up to 50% off of the dealer cost of Tire Pressure Monitoring System Replacements.
 
At Hamad Tire Pros we carry a full line of sensors for all makes of tires, as well as! have the computer systems to re-program the sensors.

We service TPMS sensors with:
  1. Complete replacement of the valve sensor.
  2. Complete replacement service kit.
  3. Proper installation with a torque wrench.
  4. Reprograming the sensors to the ECU after tire rotation of your TPMS is location dependent.

WARNING! If you have a flat tire on a vehicle with TPMS sensors in the wheels, do NOT attempt to fix the flat by using an aerosol tire inflator/sealer product.
 
The sealer may gum up the TPMS sensor inside the wheel and prevent it from reading normally. Most aerosol inflator/sealer products have a warning on the product label stating they should NOT be used in wheels that contain TPMS sensors. Inflator/sealer products are safe to use, however, only in tires on vehicles with an indirect TPMS monitoring system.
 
If the tires on your vehicle have been replaced or serviced recently, the TPMS Warning Light may be the result of not putting the TPMS system through the proper learning/reset procedure. Each sensor sends out its own unique signal, and the TPMS system has to know which signal is coming from which sensor. The relearn procedure requires special tools, and must be done correctly. Otherwise the system may think a low tire pressure signal is coming from the Right Front (RF) sensor when in fact it is coming from one of the other three sensors on your vehicle.

Another possibility is that one of the tire pressure sensors was damaged when the air has been added to the tire. TPMS tire pressure sensors are fragile and with our winter driving conditions they can become corroded by salt and break during normal inflation.