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Old 01-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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Did you drive the car after adding air?

The pressure sensors "go to sleep" when the car isn't moving (when the tires are not rotating) to prolong their battery life.
yes after you air them up drive a mile or two and the light will go off.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #12
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I know you know a lot about this car, however anytime I've put air in my tires with the light on (including this morning) I do so with the car running. When I reenter my car the light is already off.
Some TMPS sensors will go out of low power mode when they detect a relatively large change in air pressure.

In the case of the OP, it seemed that the TPMS system was working correctly since the tire pressures were really low.
I was curious to know if he had driven his car after adding air to the tires.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:00 AM   #13
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this happened to me just look in the manual how to reset that thing and it will stop showing up... for me it was just incorrect, everything was balanced
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #14
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The wife's car did this too. The light came on about 8 miles from home on her way to work and the psi in all tires was 27. I wonder if it's the sensors or the tires causing a loss of air. Seems to be a common occurrence on these cars.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #15
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A dealer can usually fix this in about 5 minutes without an appointment if the light doesn't go out after driving a few miles after the tires have been refilled... Mine did it to me at the end of Fall and filling the tires plus 60 miles round trip didn't get the tire warning light to turn off.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #16
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Just had mine filled back up last week. Took it to the dealer after 3 days (we were waiting to see if the lights went off if the temperature rose); the lights came on when we were expereincing -20C temps. Service advisor pumped up the tires to 35 PSI in the reception bay. Started the car and the lights were out. Note this is on my winter tires, mounted on steelies.
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The wife's car did this too. The light came on about 8 miles from home on her way to work and the psi in all tires was 27. I wonder if it's the sensors or the tires causing a loss of air. Seems to be a common occurrence on these cars.
A loss of air? Did you check the tire pressures recently?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #18
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Just get someone to fill them for you and inspect them. Gas station did mine free, dealer found a nail, so they charged me for fixing it. It was small, too. Didn't feel the tire lose that much air, and it was it the 20s/30s. Better safe than sorry.
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Just get someone to fill them for you and inspect them.
It's best to buy a good tire gauge and check (and adjust if necessary) the tire pressures regularly.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #20
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it happened to me a week after I had just bought the car. I just drove around on it and the light finally went off
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