How To Reset The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light?

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The “Low Tire Pressure” warning light then illuminates while you’re driving. Checking your tires, you stop at the closest gas station. The warning light won’t go out even after you put air in the low-pressure tire(s) and resume driving. Here is a quick tutorial on how to reset the TPMS light in your Honda because this is a common problem for Honda owners.

The TPMS needs to be recalibrated every time you refill your tires, replace a tire, or have them rotated for it to function correctly once more. It takes about 30 minutes of driving between 30 and 65 miles per hour once the recalibration process has begun. The system will then shut off automatically, and you can start using it.

Troubleshooting The Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Depending on the model type and model year, Honda tire pressure monitoring systems can vary.  Additionally, TPMS systems vary among various automaker brands.

Additionally, because technology evolves over time, it’s possible that newer models lack features found in older models. Here are some helpful details regarding TPMS and your tire warning light that might help to clear up any confusion you may have.

What Causes The TPMS Light To Turn On?

Not until the tire is 25% below recommended pressure does the tire pressure light need to turn on. As a result, you should never disregard it. Your owner’s manual contains the manufacturer’s suggested air pressure.

What If The Tpms Light Flashed For A Few Minutes Then Went Off By Itself?

Cold is the trigger most likely to occur.  Every ten degrees that the temperature drops in cold weather, tire pressure decreases by about 1 psi.  The pressure steadies as the tires warm up. This is the reason why properly inflated tires must meet both winter and summer standards.

How Do You Interpret A Flashing Tire Pressure Light?

If the TPMS light on your Honda is flashing, it may indicate that the tire pressure sensors are broken or that the sensor battery is failing. You should bring your car as soon as possible to our service center, no matter what the problem is. Our skilled technicians can identify the issue and fix it right away. Your safety on Hoboken’s streets is our top priority.

Direct And Indirect TPMS

Understanding the type of monitoring system in your car is crucial before we proceed with the TPMS reset. The two primary TPMS types are: Direct and Indirect.

The pressure valve or rim of the tire is where the direct TPMS’s sensors are located. These sensors gather data and transmit it to the onboard computer of the vehicle. On the other hand, inclement weather is most likely to cause the direct TPMS to malfunction. In American cars, it is typically found.

The car’s ABS brakes and/or the speed sensors on each wheel are where the indirect TPMS sensors are mounted. These sensors measure the speed of wheel rotation and detect changes as underinflated tires rotate much more quickly than properly inflated tires. European cars are the ones that typically have this system.

How To Reset The TPMS In Newer Honda Vehicles

Models With A Display, Audio, And Touchscreen:

  1. Select Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Select Vehicle
  3. Select TPMS Calibration
  4. Select Calibrate

Models Without The Touchscreen Display

Use the steering wheel buttons to make and enter selections in the Driver Information

  1. Scroll to the vehicle Settings screen, and select it
  2. Select TPMS Calibration
  3. Select Calibrate

Resetting TPMS In Older Honda Vehicles

Models With Steering-wheel Buttons:

  1. Press MENU
  2. Select Customize Settings
  3. Select TPMS Calibration
  4. Select Initialize
  5. Select Yes
  6. Press MENU to exit

Models Without Touchscreen Displays:

Use the steering wheel buttons to make and enter selections in the Driver Information

  1. Navigate to and select the screen for the vehicle settings.
  2. Opt for TPMS Calibration.
  3. Select Calibrate.

TPMS Reset Chevrolet Models

Chevrolet models can also have their TPMS reset at home, but this requires a J-46079 Tire Pressure Monitor Tester, which can be purchased from eBay.

  1. Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the “ON” position, but don’t let the car start.
  2. Click the “Vehicle Information” button on the driver’s instrument cluster, then select “Relearn Tire Position.”
  3. When you select “Set/Reset,” a message stating “Tire Learning Active” will appear.
  4. When the message “Tire Learning Active” appears on an older model vehicle without an instrument cluster, press the odometer reset button.
  5. Press the active button while attaching the J-46079 Tire Pressure Monitor Tester to the left front tire. Ten seconds must pass before hearing a horn chirp. Work the remaining tires in the same way.
  6. Turn the key to the “OFF” position once all of the tires have been inflated.
  7. Set the tires’ PSI to the recommended level when re-inflating them.

TPMS Reset Volkswagen Models

Volkswagen models have different ways of resetting TPMS. For older models, look inside the glove compartment or close to the gear shift for the reset button. After locating the button, press it briefly until a beep is audible, then let go.

The infotainment system on newer models makes it simple to re-calibrate the TPMS.

Tpms Reset Toyota Models

A reset button is typically located under the steering wheel in Toyota vehicles. It can be challenging to locate the reset button, which is located in the lowest spot in front of your pedals. The TPMS can be reset by simply pressing the reset button for 5 seconds while the engine is running.

  1. Turn the ignition ON
  2. Press the reset button for 5 seconds
  3. Turn off the ignition
  4. Start your car and check if the light is gone

TPMS Reset Mini Models

On Mini models, the button can also be used to easily recalibrate the TPMS. The reset button is located in the front cabin of the emergency brake handle on older models (2002 to 2006).

Press the reset button after starting the ignition but before the yellow indicator on the dashboard begins blinking. On your following drive, the TPS will be automatically calibrated.

Start the car, and then use the instrument cluster to find “Set/Info” on newer models (2007 and later). Reset the TPMS system by clicking on it after the tire monitor symbol is visible by scrolling down to that point.

What If I Inflated The Tire But The Sensor Didn’t Reset?

For a few minutes, try operating the car at a speed higher than 28 mph. The TPMS will encounter little to no interference from other sensors and radio frequencies at that speed. This enables it to update via the serial data bus, sending the appropriate tire data to the TPMS sensor.

What If After Resetting The Tpms Light, It Starts To Flash?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that systems may flash or remain on longer to indicate a problem with the TPMS system rather than the tire.  You might require the assistance of a mechanic to read the error code and explain what is going on after making sure that your tires are properly inflated.

Does My Spare Tire’s Tpms Read It?

The spare tire lacks a sensor that the TPMS system can read. The tire may not be detected by the system where it should be.  It shouldn’t be a problem as long as you are certain that the spare tire is inflated properly.

Why Am I Unable To See When A Tire Is Low?

Unfortunately, until the issue becomes really serious, human eyesight cannot tell when a tire is low. .  Your owner’s manual contains the recommended pressure specified by your manufacturer.

Post-reset Tips

You can use a few maintenance tricks to prevent the issue in the future after the TPMS system resets and the warning light disappears.

  • When replacing the valve-system core, go with a stainless steel core rather than a brass one.
  • Never remove the tire from service without securing a cap to the valve stem.
  • Avoid using aerosol flat fixer as it impairs the sensor’s ability to detect changes.
  • To have your car’s tires and vehicle inspected, bring it to a dealership with authorization.

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