Does anyone know how low does tire pressure have to be for light to come on. Mine came on this morning with 32lbs. Also does the spare get monitored. I haven't had time to unload trunk and check for a valve.
Mine came on yesterday morning. thought maybe because it was cold out (28 degrees) but it was still on when I left work. I checked and all four tires were at 32 psi. I haven't put any air in them yet.
called the dealer and he wants it to come in and have the modules checked because as long as they are all the same pressure, it should not come on.
That and its kind of annoying that not only does the idiot light stay on, but the information screen says LOW TIRE PRESSURE all the time. If you hit the trip button to look at anything else, it will only stay on that for a few seconds and revert back to the LOW TIRE PRESSURE statement.
I GET IT!!! and that's what the light is for. After it tells me once, I should be able to clear the comm window anyway.
UPDATE - So after the service guy irritated me, I stopped on the way home after work and moved the tires from 32 psi to 34 psi and that cleared the light. All four tires were still the same as they were before.
Guess I don't know why the service guy didn't have me try that first before just telling me they had to throw parts at it. Probably would have charged me for parts and only put air in the tires if i had taken it down there. :w00t:
I expected the light to come on if the pressure got below a certain point but that does not seem to be the case. I checked my tires and they were all down to @ 28 psi. I pumped them back up to 33 psi. Then I started letting air out of one tire to see what would happen. I had to get down to @ 24PSI in one tire before light came on. This seems like too big a drop to me.
Next time I go to the dealer I plan to ask about it.
The spare is monitored by the TPS. I was coming home about a month ago at night in my Limited and the TPS light came on. I pulled over and all tires seemed normal. The next day I checked the manual and It said the spare is also on TPS. I checked the donut and the pressure was about 10 pounds low. I inflated to the recommended presssure, the light went off and has never returned
Now I will have to clean my trunk out and check the spare. I will report what I find. It may be related to model type, GLS,SE,or Limited. If anyone else has checked it would be nice to hear your findings.