Just wondering if it's standard or optional on 2014s? I have misplaced my owners manual
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/rulings/tpmsfinalrule.6/tpmsfinalrule.6.htmlNot! Just another part to charge people $100, that isn't needed. Sure it's a cool feature but legally required? Lol
^ This. Even a vigilant driver who regularly checks their pressure with a gauge may run over a nail or road debris that causes a slow leak while they are driving. TPMS will warn you before the tire goes flat. If you drive on a severely deflated tire, a heat ring develops that compromises the sidewall and the tire may become unsalvageable. Even though the tire might still be able to hold air if patched, most tire shops will not repair a tire with a heat ring for liability reasons.TPMS has saved me the cost of getting new tires three times on previous vehicles: it let me know I had a problem before the tire was too flat to drive on. When I did a physical check of the tires I had either a nail or a drywall screw in one of the tires. The leaks were slow leaks, so I was able to fill the affected tire with air to get me to a tire store for repair before the tire was damaged further.
The TPMS in the Focus is useless. I put on winter wheels without any TPMS, but I still park right next to my summer wheels w/ TPMS.
Leaving, the car will pickup the TPMS, but when I drive off, it won't notice there is a problem until at least 20+ miles/45+ minutes. Stop and go traffic mind you.
My parents' Buick lets them see each individual tire pressure through a menu in the dash while driving. Much more useful.
I think the problem is some folks have no idea what the light even is for.TPMS can be a nice "aid", can't prevent stupidity.
See light on, tires "look" OK, keep driving until tire is totally flat & shreds.
I see JUST as many TPMS equipped vehicles driving on flat tires as I did before TPMS was implemented - even though I know it saves some from doing so.
Totally unscientific observation, if it wasn't ignored you'd see fewer of those IMHO.
I wish ford would have put a little more forethought into the tpms system. Most cars I've been in have a digital readout of the current pressure of each tire. This system just screams one of the four tires in use is low, now go find out which.The reason I asked is because on my way to work today it sounded like I had a flat but I stopped to check and all 4 were good. Then I got to thinking, wait shouldn't this thing have a sensor to tell me a tire is low? And then I couldn't remember if it was in my options list. And that led to the question at hand. Savvy? Thanks for the replies fellas, I had no idea it was federally mandated. Leave it to the gubment to intrude every mundane detail of our lives.
It is just an economy car you know?I wish ford would have put a little more forethought into the tpms system. Most cars I've been in have a digital readout of the current pressure of each tire. This system just screams one of the four tires in use is low, now go find out which.