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I pulled over and checked my tire pressure with my gauge. They are all fine. I put snow tires on two weeks ago and had to wake up the new TMPS in each new tire and rim. That seemed to go OK. I guess I will do that process again. [?|]

On another note; I was able to drive to work at normal highway speeds. Unlike some cars that restrict performance when a tire sensor comes on, thankfully the Focus does not. I would have been real mad if I could not drive the car at normal speed due to a faulty reading from a sensor.
 

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I pulled over and checked my tire pressure with my gauge. They are all fine. I put snow tires on two weeks ago and had to wake up the new TMPS in each new tire and rim. That seemed to go OK. I guess I will do that process again. [?|]

On another note; I was able to drive to work at normal highway speeds. Unlike some cars that restrict performance when a tire sensor comes on, thankfully the Focus does not. I would have been real mad if I could not drive the car at normal speed due to a faulty reading from a sensor.
Mine came on the next day after purchased, had a pin hole in the side wall. Had it not been for the tmps i would have never known it was 20 psi under the rest. This is because i have the 18" low profile tires and you really cant tell when there that low.
Glad i have them.
 

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Did your car honk 2x at you when you finished and did your display say "Training Complete" on your dash when you started it up after the "training"? Either way, I guess go through it again but is it possible that one of the TPM sensors was not installed properly or came loose from the valve?

I pulled over and checked my tire pressure with my gauge. They are all fine. I put snow tires on two weeks ago and had to wake up the new TMPS in each new tire and rim. That seemed to go OK. I guess I will do that process again. [?|]

On another note; I was able to drive to work at normal highway speeds. Unlike some cars that restrict performance when a tire sensor comes on, thankfully the Focus does not. I would have been real mad if I could not drive the car at normal speed due to a faulty reading from a sensor.
 

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It gave the honks and the dash did give me the "Training Complete" all clear signal.

Well I got them from Tire Rack, they have good customer service, so I will contact them if I have a problem.
 

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Well I got them from Tire Rack, they have good customer service, so I will contact them if I have a problem.
They certainly do. I ordered my winters last Saturday and had them shipped to the dealer. The dealer is going to throw them on Friday when I go in for for my first service, reprogram the sensors, tire size, etc.

About an hour after I placed the order, tire rack called just to make sure I knew this had to be done (which I did). Good job by them for checking upfront and trying to take care of a potential issue before it became an actual issue.
 

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I bought snow tires from tire rack and they also called me to verify that I knew about the TMPS. About 60 miles into driving after the snows were on, my TMPS light came on. I turned the car off, started it, and have had no problem since. I'm hoping that it was just the system resetting.
 

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I've not had TPMS in any cars I've owned - our government Impalas had them, monitoring each tire individually. When getting new tires at America's Tire Company for other cars/trucks, I've heard them advise customers to change the TPMS monitors with their new tires "Only $8 each." I think was the spiel. What's the consensus - good idea or clever up-sale? [scratch]
 

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I bought snow tires from tire rack and they also called me to verify that I knew about the TMPS. About 60 miles into driving after the snows were on, my TMPS light came on. I turned the car off, started it, and have had no problem since. I'm hoping that it was just the system resetting.
Mine did this too. I got my winter tires and wheels from 1010tires here in Vancouver, and had them installed last week. I was almost at the end of my first morning commute on the winter tires, so when I got to work I did a quick pressure check and all four tires were fine. No recurrence on the evening drive home.
 

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I just installed my tires and did the sensors. Got all 4 honks before shutting it off all clear.

I'll obv keep my eye out for this. Seems weird if the car responds you would think you'd be good to go.
 

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My light came on this evening. Wife was driving and told when she picked me up.
Car has been shut off once for 1/2 hour, light still on. Will look into it more tomorrow.
Winter tires have been on for about 6 weeks.
 

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I checked my tires when I got home. one tire was over inflated. I lowered down to the correct amount and match all the rest and the light is still on. The light is also on my wife's Mountaineer. Geeeze
 

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Thx Nick at Tire Rack!!! I filled up my Bizzak to 35.5 and the sensor is now off.

The car door jam says 39 lbs for the 18" PS3's. Is that right?
 

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I was reading a techical article on another site and it stated that the TPMS units are suppose to trigger the warning when pressures fall 30% below the recommended tire pressure established by the car manufacturer. If that's true then the TPMS warning should be triggered at 24.5psi on a tire that require 35psi as an example. They are not intended to read excess pressures.
 
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