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New wheels and TPMS sensors...My experience.

I know that many people have asked about the TPMS on our cars and I wanted to share my experience. I had my HSH Premium 9 days before I put my new wheels and tires on the car. I bought my wheels, tires, and TPMS sensors from three different places. I found a complete set of TPMS sensors on EB** from a 2010 Kia Soul. They were the same part number as ours, so I bought them.

I mounted the TPMS sensors (with new TPMS rebuild kit) on the wheels and then took the wheels and tires to be mounted/balanced at a local tire shop. I then came home and took off the stock premium wheel/tires and installed the 18" Konig/Nitto setup. I put 40lbs in each tire. I cranked the car and backed it out of my driveway and no TPMS sensor light came on. I have now taken 5 trips and have gone over a 100 miles and still no TPMS sensor error.

From all my research, I thought I would have to take the car to the Hyundai dealer to have the TPMS ID's registered with the car, but so far so good.

I hope this helps others.
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Exact same scenario with my wheels. I was actually concerned if they even work, or if the tpms system is even existant on the base model.
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I am going to let one tire down to 25lbs and see if the light comes on. I was pleasantly surprised by the TPMS light not coming on when I installed my new wheels/tires, but now I wonder if it is even working.

My understanding is that if the car could not read one/all of the sensors, it would light up the TPMS malfunction light. I know that in my BMW 335i, when I put new wheels/tires/tpms sensors on it, I had to reset the TPMS via the Nav interface and drive for a couple of minutes for it to "learn" the new sensors. Then the light went out.

As for TPMS being existent on the HSH base model, I think all cars made after model year 2007 or 2008 have to have them by law.

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Exact same scenario with my wheels. I was actually concerned if they even work, or if the tpms system is even existant on the base model.
Besides the display, seats, moonroof and different alloy wheels, there are virtually no differences in the base and the higher priced Sonata Hybrids.

TPMS systems are now required on all US vehicles.
As is ESC.
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Well then I'm happy to report that programming the sensors isn't required. I had them installed on the wheels before I got them and have had them on for 1000 miles with no warning lights.
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