I recently purchased a 2008 honda accord lx and an indicator light came on. TPMS in the lower left hand corner. I didn't get an owners manual with the car. It was purchased used. Any ideas what TPMS might mean?
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1) go to a gas station with an air pump. Unless u have an inflator/compressor at home with the tireattachment
2) lower all 5 air pressures including the spare in the trunk to maybe about 28 PSI
3) now reset the TPMS (on the 07 there is a button to "calibrate" the TPMS and it is located under the dash. I presume it is the same on the 08.)
4) now bring the pressue back up to 30/32 or whatever it says on the door area
If this doesn't work, it is possible u have a defective TPMS
but my bet right now would be that someone "calibrated" the TPMS to the current tire pressure so the light is constantly on. It happened to me before when my daughter was messing around and hit that button.
TPMS is the tire pressure monitoring system. This is usually because one of your tires is low. Here is what KIA says about it: Once the low pressure tire is reinflamed to the recommended pressure
and installed on the vehicle, the TPMS malfunction indicator and the low
tire pressure telltale will be extinguished. If the low pressure and TPMS
malfunction indicators are not extinguished after about 20 minutes of
continuos driving, please visit an authorized KIA Dealer.
If you have to bring it to the dealer, they will most likely have to replace one of the tire pressure sensors.
thank your gorvernment. they required auto makers to implement some sort of tire pressure monitoring system in all vehicles. More than likely what needs to be done is a re-initialization of the sensors. it will most likely need to be performed by a dealer.
A green flashing "S" is similar to a check engine light. It is telling you that something in or on your transmission is not functioning correctly, such as the speed sensor or shift control solenoids. If it starts flashing and the speedometer stops working or the transmission shifts weird, take it to a mechanic.