Porsche was the first manufacturer to use TPMS on a vehicle in 1986 for the 959 supercar.
The reset procedure requires driving the vehicle with the pressure set to the specification set on the door placard.
September 2018 marked the 11-year anniversary of mandatory tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for all light vehicles sold in the U.S. During these past 11 years, more than 164 million vehicles have been equipped with TPMS. If you multiply that number by four, it means that there are more than 656 million tire pressure sensors that will need replacement at some point.
Just as you service your customers’ TPMS sensors at the start of winter, you should also be inspecting them and talking to your customers about their sensors come springtime. Make sure you explain not only the benefits of TPMS sensors, but also the importance of the sensors and regularly checking their tire pressure.
Audi Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are some of the easiest to reset and relearn. The automaker has used both indirect and direct systems during the past decade. Both systems use the same relearn procedure that involves accessing the TPMS settings through the driver information center or infotainment system. The only difference between direct and indirect systems is the last step that may involve driving continuously for 10 minutes or allowing the vehicle to sit for either 10 or 20 minutes.
Before any relearn or reset procedure is performed on a direct or indirect system, set the tires to the correct pressure. When the system is reset, it uses this pressure as the reference pressure. If it is not correct, the system might assume an incorrect pressure is the correct pressure.
Toyota TPMS might seem like one of the easiest systems to service because most models have a reset button under the dash, but trusting this button to cure all of your TPMS issues might get you in trouble.
Toyota TPMS might seem like the easiest system to service because most models have a reset button under the dash, but trusting in this button to cure all of your TPMS issues might get you in trouble.