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Old 10-05-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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"Different" tire problem, all 4 at once!

2014 Focus. 16K miles on it. about 1K miles since oil change by local tire place, with no report of anything unusual.
about 5-6 weeks ago, wife said "light on dash says TPM", what's that mean? she had just returned from a errand. checked all 4 tires, 1 of them had about 31lbs,all the rest had 29/30. I put them all back to 35lbs. checked again after 2 weeks, seemed ok. forgot about it for 2 weeks, then remembered. all 4 were down at least 3lb. waited a week & a half, 3 were at 30lbs or slightly under, one was 31lb. at this time, there was no TPM indicator on dash.
called dealer, took it there, they found no obvious leaks/problems. they dismounted & remounted all 4 tires, set at 35psi. that was yesterday. I'll check them again tomorrow.

this is the 1st time I've experienced troubles with tire pressure on this car.

anyone else experienced anything like this on ANY vehicle? I've never had this happen to any 4 wheel vehicle I've ever owned, and don't recall anyone ever telling me about 4 tires losing pressure in similar fashion.

ETA: always checked in a.m., after sitting in garage all night, in order to be consistent.


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Are you checking them when the tires are cold or after normal use?
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Moved to Wheels & Tires.

Normally see this every Fall, though it's a bit early in the Season for it.

When temps stay high all day in the Summer, tire pressures are high even if never checked since spring. Warm weather expands the air to maintain pressure even with the normal leak rate.

In the fall temps. drop and tires are usually at LEAST 5 lbs. low when checked.

I've seen swings in weather lately with the trend back to colder nights. That could be enough difference. All you can do is watch them and note temps when checked. They'll be colder than air temps in the AM after sitting overnight.
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Like mentioned above, could just be temperature related. If you drive to somewhere to fill them up in the afternoon, say its in the mid 70s and you put some heat from driving into them getting there. They could read higher and then in the morning its probably in the 50's when you check.

If you had them checked out and then even remounted, you are most likely fine. Really unlikely to have four tires with a slow leak
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