TPMS false alarms

  1. REBELXSi

    REBELXSi Señor Member

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    Lights came back on a few times in the past few days. Tires seem to be all about the same pressure too. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Even if you change the tires? I'm on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, and Costco put a sticker on my windshield that says 32 PSI for both front and rear.
     
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    That's not much of a difference. Tire pressure gauges aren't exactly precision instruments.
     
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    I suggest to bring to the dealer or tire center. It may not be a false alarm. It could be a slow leaks somewhere.
     
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    the tpms system in these cars can be calibrated with a good scan tool for hot or cold weather,for those that don't know mine was triggering all the time till I calibrated it with a scan tool since the weather were I live is hot all year around and I like my tires at 40psi at the front 37 at the back for bad road condition this to protect the wheel ,this way has saved me from many wheel bends ,and as for tire life the harder the better as long as you don't pass tire inflation limits .
     
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    As long as the tire size is same. you need to maintain same pressures as recommended
     
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    Soon after I bought my 18 st hatch, my TPMS sensor would constantly go off. At least once or twice a week. Took it to the dealership and they couldn't figure it out.
    After about a year and constantly recalibrating my TPMS the dealership finally found out the original front tire was on the back. Apparently this fixed the issue. Although I still usually get a TPMS sensor go off on trips longer than an hour or so.
     
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    There is nothing different about the tires. They are not assigned to a certain location. There is no TPMS sensor in the tires. The car senses wheel rotation to determine when one tire has significantly less air in it. When a tire has less pressure, it squishes in more and rotates a bit faster than the others.

    This system freaks out whenever something is changed and takes like 3-4 recalibrations and not making any changes to the tire pressures for it to finally shut up. (It sucks, yes)
     
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    "There is no TPMS sensor in the tires."? I saw extra charge for sensors at Costco tire center for certained cars. Those are not TPMS sensors? This sensor thing is new to me... Thanks.
     
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    Yes, there is no need for you to get the tpms sensors on each tire for the 10th gen civic. A lot of cars need them for direct sensing, but because ours measures tire pressure indirectly it's unnecessary and it's just an extra charge.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks
     
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