Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: chicago, IL USA
Drives 08 Sonata NF
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Wondering if the Midwest got hit by radio waves that knocked out everyone's TPMS. Maybe need to call Leonard Nimoy to go "In Search Of."
I owned two Sonatas of this vintage and almost certainly the cause is lowered air pressure in the tires. Usually airing them up to about 35 psi will make them go off within a couple of miles or less.
I can't prove this but mine was delivered with Nitrogen in the tires which is supposed to eliminate this problem as it is said not to be affected by the outside temperature.
This is most often seen by all vehicles in the winter months when the temperatures drop significantly. It is probably not serious but just a lower air pressure than it should have.
If after you air it up and it still does not go off you should have it serviced.
The TPMS valves should work in aftermarket wheels. I've have used them in alloys I purchased to replace he stock steel wheels. No problem. Just don't tighten them down too tight or you can break the aluminum valve stems. And these little buggers can get expensive and will need to be reprogrammed if replaced.
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