Question about 2005 Ford Freestar
As I was driving my 2005 freestar, the "reset tire" came on. I can't find anything wrong with the tires, they are brand new just installed at a tire dealer 2days ago.
It's also a good idea to reset the tire pressure sensors when you air up the tires. If I remember correctly, you click the odometer/trip meter switch until it flashes TIRE RESET (or something similar) then press the button and hold it for a few seconds. That way it sets itself to the pressure in the tires at the moment, and if it notices a pressure drop it puts up a warning.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
I have a 2004 Freestar and was told by Ford that there are NOT sensors inside the tires to monitor air pressure. It works off the anti-lock brake sensors that measure wheel revolutions. When one tire turns faster because of low pressure ( smaller diameter ) the tire reset will come on. I agree with davintosh about resetting it.
Posted on May 11, 2009
I have that happen to my 2004 ford freestar. Check your tire pressure when the tires are cold. The sensor on these cars are super sensitive! Your tires can be low just a little bit and it will make the reset tire light come on. If that doesn't work then you probably have a bad sensor in the tire. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
Davintosh's tire reset procedure is correct to reset the light if everything is ok. Problem is on some models they do have tire pressure sensors in the wheel while others use the anti lock brake encoders. The best way to tell is to look at the valve core itself, If it has a black rubber stem it uses the anti lock brake encoders, if they are made of metal then each tire has it's own sensor. When having the the tires changed on these type one must be very careful not to damage the sensors or you will not be able to reset the light until the damaged sensor has been replaced. On the models that use the anti lock brake encoders care must be taken not to damage or bump the pickup devices when changing tire. If they get bumped out of their alignment they will not allow the light to be reset either. Make sure there is no build up of mud on any of the anti lock brake encoder parts.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
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