The problem here was most likely the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) was not equipped on your winter tires' rims. The TPMS module is strapped to the rim of each tire and when the pressure gets down too low (flat, slow leak, etc) it goes off. Usually costs about $35 to get reset if you ever get a flat and need to replace a tire. Dealership would probably do it for free.
So, to correct the issue, the dealership swapped the modules onto the winter rims and reset them. bingo bango, problem solved. Don't forget to tell them to move the modules back over when you put your summer rims back on!
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
That is the low tire pressure warning. It can come on for several reasons. It commonly comes on in the fall as temperatures drop, the air in the tires contracts and the pressure drops. Check the air pressure and fill as needed. The tires also all need to be within 4 psi of each other.
Another common cause is that one or more tire sensor needs the battery replaced. This is not generally considered a DYI project because for most cars the tires must be removed from the rims. Finally the sensor can be damaged by hitting a curb or by adding chemicals into the tire used to seal small leaks.
As long as you check your tires visually prior to driving it is usually ok to wait to service the sensor for when you replace or rotate your tires.
Please keep in mind driving on a tire with low pressure can damage the tire, the rim or even cause delamination of the tread and cause an accident. The Firestone recall that involved Ford Explorers several years ago was from driving on tires with low pressure.
the same as during the summer. look on your tires and test the pressure to see if it's close to the maximum psi, they are good, refill if the pressure is troo low.
the air is compressed when it's cold and expands as it gets hot. check your tire pressure every week and especially when the temperature changes like the cold winters and the hot summer.
That symbol (tire tread) could mean a low tire pressure. The majority of vehicles today have the low tire pressure warning system, which indicates that one or more of the tires are below the minimum tire pressure. Have the tire pressure checked in each tire. As for turning the warning light off, some vehicles the light will go out after tires are inflated properly. Have them check the owner's manual for resetting warning light. Please inform me as to whether or not it was the tires...thanks.
That would be your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) light. If you set your tire pressures to the tire pressure listed on the sticker on the drivers door you should be ok. Note, you will have to drive the car more than 20mph for at least 15 seconds for the light to go out.
If the light stays on, and you just had tire(s) repaired or replaced you should return to the place that installed them and have them diagnose and repair the problem.
If you switched the rims (because you have a separate set of snow tires mounted on rims already, or have aftermarket rims now) then you might not have sensors in those rims and may have to deal with the light. The place that changed them should have told you this though.
If none of the above applies, and you put air in your tires and it didn't help, then you should turn to your local Hyundai dealer for a diagnosis. They have a special scan tool specific to Hyundai for reading that control module, it's codes, and it's live data from the tire pressure sensors. They should be able to make a fast diagnosis and get you on your way.
Note that the spare tire pressure is also monitored. If all of the ires (including the spare) are at the proper inflation pressure, and the light remains on, you may have a non-responsive tire pressure sensor; if so, that needs to be checked by a Toyota Dealer.
There could be a couple of different reasons. These are the top 2 that I have seen if your air pressure is good.
1: You may have bent a rim on the inside or out, going over something in the road at high speeds, this happened to me. I hit a peice of wood on the freeway the rim is fine except for the small dent on the inside of the rim. The dealer said that was the cause of my Light on in the dash and I had to replace it with a new rim.
2: Have you, or do you have fix a flat in any of your tires? This can actually make the sensor in that tire go bad.
What was the problem you faced when you tried to lower the tire pressure? Why would you need to lower the tire pressure unless 1 tire was over filled if it was low to begin with? You do NOT need to change the tire pressure for summer or winter months. The tire pressure amount should be the same all year.