nav2014 wrote:Called a Nissan dealer in Toronto area and then Nissan Canada.
Dealer (actually the parts guy at the dealership, as the service person could not answer) says that without TPMS on winter tires with dedicated rims, ABS will not work. Quoted $90 for each sensor and no additional charge to program besides the $100 they will charge to install new tires whether on rims or putting them on existing alloy rims. Once they are on rims, it is only $30 to swap them with all seasons. No need for any programming.
Nissan Canada rep says "we recommend you get them as it will interfere with other systems in the vehicle and you might not see those warnings as the TPMS Warning stays on". I asked her again if she can conclusively tell me if ABS will not work as TPMS end of the day should simply be monitoring tire pressure and if I do that the old fashioned way, why would that impact the ABS. She says, that I don't know if it will impact.
So the saga continues...
It is so expensive to get winter tires now wit this added $360 plus tax cost for TPMS sensors. $1600 for 4 Goodyear Ultragrip ice with steel rims and sensors, installed out the door is ridiculous. This after an offer of buying 3 tires and getting a third one for $1.
I live in British Columbia,
I put the Goodyear Ultra Ice Tires on my 2014 Rogue SL with aftermarket rims (Got the Rims from Fountain Tire for $91.00 ea.)
The Goodyear Snow Tires look like they are good tires but I find they generate a fair bit of road noise as compared to the Michelins I usually run with.
Check Costco out you might get a better deal on tires there.
The Tire guy I dealt with said that they should have the aftermarket TPMS units for the "New Nissan Frequency" in about a month or so - so figure on 3 months out...
The TPMS warning light flashes for a few seconds when I start the car and then burns steady - so no worries from me - I will go Old School and check the tire pressure once and a while LOL...
As for it affecting the ABS, that is a new one on me, I don't have any brake warning lights coming on etc.
I was out the door for $1600.00 with the Top of the Line Goodyear Snow Tires and Aftermarket Mags, but no TPMS if that helps.
Not many deals on Snows at the start of winter LOL... esp. the new Nissan Tire Size the Rogue comes with, some of the Tire Shops say it is a fairly new tire size and that a lot of the manufacturers don't offer a lot of selection yet in the size - and me not knowing a whole lot about tire sizes I don't know whether they are blowing smoke or not....
Hope this info helps.