Keep an eye on PSI.
Seeing the TPMS light? Here’s what to do.
Here’s what to do when the “Low pressure” light appears (A) or if you see the “Tire pressure too low” message in the multi-function display.
- Refer to the tire pressure placard (B) mounted inside the driver’s door jamb for the proper pressure.
- Check the air pressure of all four tires.
- After inflating the low tire(s) to the proper pressure, press the SET (C) button inside the glove compartment for at least two seconds.
- You will hear a chime and the “Low pressure” light will go off.
- If you do not inflate the tire(s), the message “Please check tires!” will appear in the multi-function display the next time you start the car.
Do not inflate to the pressure mounted on the tire’s sidewall, since this is the maximum inflation the tire can handle when cold.
Cooler temperatures may cause a warning to appear and then disappear as the tires warm up. This is a good reminder to check and adjust the tires to the proper inflation pressure.
- When the warning symbol appears in the instrument cluster, stop and inspect the tires.
- Incorrect tire pressure and/or under-inflation can cause increased tire wear and can affect the handling of the vehicle and stopping ability.
- Incorrect tire pressures and/or under-inflation can also lead to sudden tire failure, including a blowout and sudden deflation, causing loss of vehicle control.
- The driver is responsible for the correct tire pressures for all tires on the vehicle. The recommended tire pressure values are listed on a sticker inside the driver door or inside the fuel filler flap.
- The TPMS can only work correctly when all tires on the vehicle are filled to the correct pressure.
- Using incorrect tire pressure values can cause accidents or other damage. Always inflate the tires to the correct specified cold tire pressure values for the tires installed on the vehicle.
- Always maintain correct cold tire inflation pressure so that TPMS can do its job.
- Always inflate tires to the recommended and correct tire pressure before driving off.
- Driving with underinflated tires causes them to flex (bend) more, letting them get too hot, resulting in tread separation, sudden tire failure, and loss of control.
- Excessive speed and/overloading can cause heat build-up, sudden tire failure and loss of control.
- If the tire pressure is too low or too high, the tires will wear prematurely and the vehicle will not handle well.
- If the tire is not “flat” and you do not have to change a wheel immediately, drive carefully and at reduced speed to the nearest service station to check the tire pressure and add air as required.
- When replacing tires or wheel rims on vehicles equipped with TPMS always read and heed the information and all WARNINGS regarding Tires and wheels.
- The Tire Pressure Monitoring System must be recalibrated using the SET button whenever you remove and remount or change any wheel or tire on the vehicle, even if the reinstalled or replacement wheels and tires are identical to those that were removed and even if the tire pressure does not change.