Originally Posted by jeff_nc
Just put winter tires and steel wheels on my Focus. The tire dealer installed valve stems that would work with sensors, but not the sensors themselves. I was expecting the warning light to come on, but, nada, zilch, zip.
The light comes on when I start the car, then goes out just like it did before. Any ideas?
You've got to drive 20 miles or so before it starts yelling at you every start-up. Also, if you park near your tires, you'll also have some interesting experiences.
I put my winter tires on a month ago and whenever I drive to my parents house (where my summer tires are) I'll go from a pressure monitor "fault" to "low tire pressure" (one of my summer tires had a nail in it near the edge and I'm stalling on getting that fixed.) Strange that it still sends out that signal after being inactive for so long. Hmm - I wonder if that's killing the battery...
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 80k miles and counting...