How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

Hand Filling Tire with Air

If your tire pressure light stays on even after you’ve added the correct amount of air to the tires, you’ll need to reset it. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an important safety feature of your car, truck, or SUV, so you should always make sure that it is activated and operating properly. You can follow these steps to reset the TPMS light, or if you prefer, you can bring the vehicle into one of your local Auffenberg Dealer Group service centers and have our expert auto techs take care of the problem for you.

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

Once you’ve added the proper amount of air to your tires, the TPMS light should turn off automatically. If it remains on, try these steps:

  • Drive the car at 50 mph for about 10 minutes. This should reset the sensor, and the next time you start the car the TPMS light should be off.
  • Without starting the car, turn the key to the “On” position. Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and let it run for 20 minutes to reset the sensor. You’ll usually find the tire pressure monitor reset button beneath the steering wheel. Check your user’s manual if you’re having trouble locating it.

There are a couple of other ways to reset the TPMS light that are a bit more involved and time-consuming. If these seem like more than you can handle, just bring your car into our Collinsville area Auffenberg Dealer Group location:

  • Inflate each tire to 3 PSI over the recommended amount, then deflate them completely. Your spare tire may also have a sensor so make sure to include it as well. After all the tires have been deflated, reinflate them to the proper PSI.
  • With the vehicle off, open the hood and disconnect the positive battery cable. Turn the key to the “On” position and honk the horn for about three seconds to discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery.
Tire Pressure Warning Light

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

A flashing tire pressure light could indicate that there’s a problem with the sensors or the sensor battery. You should schedule service at Auffenberg Dealer Group so that our technicians can isolate the problem and take care of it for you.

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