You May Think You Know the Cause of a TPMS Problem, Until One Car Defies It When you think you know everything about tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), there will be a car or truck that pulls into your bays and challenges all of your knowledge and diagnostic skills. It may not be a case
Learn how to resolve a customer’s TPMS sensor signal problem. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Both tools can perform relearns on 98.6% of all domestic, European and Asian TPMS compliant vehicles.
A better working tool means more vehicles serviced and an improved bottom line for their service partners.
VW tire pressure monitoring system relearns can be the most time-consuming repair if you don’t follow exact procedures.
Most TPMS sensors are held in with the use of just a screw or a nut, but if they are not assembled or torqued properly, the results can be catastrophic. Carelessness can result in a broken sensor or even a customer being stranded with a flat tire.
If you are having problems with a relearn procedure or the TPMS light won’t go out after a test drive, look to see if the check engine light is on or if there are any codes related to the modules that communicate with the TPMS.
During the initial TPMS phase-in, many warned about what sounded like an impending crisis. It was the “tire guy’s apocalypse,” which sounds dramatic, but that’s the way I remember the situation being characterized. There was worry and paranoia from all sides. Some companies undoubtedly saw it as a marketing opportunity, and helped perpetuate some of the fear and anxiety. The gist I got from the marketing I saw was that changing tires would, as we knew it, never be the same.