Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

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Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby 2009 Indigo Blue » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:29 pm

Since almost when I first bought my Rogue in 2008, the tire pressure warning light went on literally every few weeks, so I'd put more air in & it would be good for a short while. This past summer (2012), I finally got 4 new tires because a screw...not a nail, but a screw was in my tire. NO pressure warning light...then, the light finally went on for the first time last week! WHY?! These are brand new tires only a few months old. I put more air in a couple of the tires. None looked like they were losing air though. But this is the first time the light didn't go off since I added some air. Now, the light has stayed on permanently.

What can I do? The Nissan dealership where I get all my routine maintenance services never are able to say much.


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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby Rogue One » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:00 pm

2009 Indigo Blue wrote:Since almost when I first bought my Rogue in 2008, the tire pressure warning light went on literally every few weeks, so I'd put more air in & it would be good for a short while. This past summer (2012), I finally got 4 new tires because a screw...not a nail, but a screw was in my tire. NO pressure warning light...then, the light finally went on for the first time last week! WHY?! These are brand new tires only a few months old. I put more air in a couple of the tires. None looked like they were losing air though. But this is the first time the light didn't go off since I added some air. Now, the light has stayed on permanently.

What can I do? The Nissan dealership where I get all my routine maintenance services never are able to say much.
Let's start with the obvious, "I put more air in a couple of the tires. None looked like they were losing air though." Did you actually check them before adding air? You need to get a quality tire pressure gauge to make sure each tire is inflated properly.

If they're inflated properly, then you may have a bad sensor. The simplest (and cheapest) solution is just ignore it. People have been driving cars for 100 years now, and suddenly they can't seem to drive without all the added gizmos working (some people have panic attacks if their GPS can't find an address).

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby Black B15 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:59 pm

Agreed with RogueOne....don't judge tire pressure by how the tire looks UNLESS it is completely flat or blown up like a balloon ready to pop.

These TPMS sensors are kind of moody from what I understand. I would agree...get a good air gauge and check em out yourself. Eyeballing a tire really only works if it is seriously low or seriously over-inflated. A tire can be low 10-15 psi and you may not be able to tell visually.

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby Qashqai » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:29 am

I am going to change my four tires next week and install winter tires with rims. I don't have TPMS on them, because:

1- I don't want to spend money on four extra sensors
2- I don't have time/budget to take the car to the dealer to introduce four sensors each time I change the tires.

So for the next siz months, I will live with TPMS light on and check my own tire pressure every two weeks. I think that TPMS in the ost unnecessary thing in my car.

I wish Nissan spend money on adjustable head rests on the rear seat, instead of that sensors.

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:06 am

Rogue One wrote:Let's start with the obvious, Did you actually check them before adding air? You need to get a quality tire pressure gauge to make sure each tire is inflated properly.
VERY WELL SAID. on my infiniti g37s, with 19" rims, the tires have such a thin sidewall (245/40-19) that even at 12psi, the tires still look fully inflated, when in fact they are to take 36psi. my sportbike tires are the same = i checked my tires after a winter and they were at 8psi. the tires didnt even look like they lost an ounce of air.
Rogue One wrote:If they're inflated properly, then you may have a bad sensor. The simplest (and cheapest) solution is just ignore it. People have been driving cars for 100 years now, and suddenly they can't seem to drive without all the added gizmos working (some people have panic attacks if their GPS can't find an address).
VERY WELL SAID once again. i have this same exact problem since last January when i bought the car used. i didnt even bother returning it because tons of people have issues with those stupid sensors. i simply check my tire pressure every two weeks just to make sure they are not deflated via a good quality tire gauge.

I also like Qashqai, use winter tires/rims (on my infiniti) and dont have any TPMS. I simply installed regular black rubber valve stems and thats how wifey drive her car during winter. its not a big deal.

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby darylzero » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 am

Also, don't fill the tire to the PSI on the tire itself, that is the MAX psi the tire can take. Fill the tire to the PSI on the sticker on your front door jam, that is the correct pressure your tire should be at.

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:24 am

darylzero wrote:Also, don't fill the tire to the PSI on the tire itself, that is the MAX psi the tire can take. Fill the tire to the PSI on the sticker on your front door jam, that is the correct pressure your tire should be at.
The sticker on the door jam, is only for the tires the car came with. the PSI rating on that sticker can over-fill new tires if they are designed for lower psi standards than the OEM tires. not all tires are created equal, and sometimes people mount slightly different size tires after changing from the OEM ones. ALWAYS refer back to the sidewall of the tire if your tires are not OEM ones.

always check your tire sidewall, and subtract 5-10psi(depending of weather/ambient temps, loading, etc)

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby ras_oscar » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:48 am

The TPSM sensors are calibrated to go off at 2 PSI below the manufacturers' recommended pressure. If the non OEM tires recommend a lower pressure, you would end up living with a perpetual pressure warning light, unless alternate pressure sensors are available?

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Re: Tire Pressure Warning Light On Constantly?

Postby jryka » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:16 am

I had a similar problem and stopped by the tire store. They brought out a handheld device to reboot the bluetooth connection and that solved the problem.


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