What to do when your tire pressure warning light comes on
How ford tire pressure sensor fault reset? Be very careful when your tire pressure warning light comes on. This means that one or more of your tires can be under-inflated by at least 25% compared to the recommended inflation pressure.
- Find a safe place to get out of traffic and be able to stop to check your tires. NOTE: If you are driving at high speed (highway), immediately grab your steering wheel firmly with both hands because in the event of a burst , you will need to prepare to control your vehicle. As a result, decelerate slowly and exit traffic.
- Once you are sure that the tire has not burst, use a tire pressure gauge to check the pressure of each tire against the pressure level recommended by the manufacturer (A tire pressure gauge should be included standard equipment in your vehicle emergency kit.) The recommended pressure level is located on the tire pressure plate, the label located in the driver's door.
- If you do not feel able to check your tire pressure yourself, arrange to have the tire pressure checked by a tire professional. *
- Inflate your tires to the appropriate pressure listed on the label either by going to the nearest tire repair center or by using a tire inflation device at a nearby service station.
- If necessary, have your tires and the TPMS system repaired, if damaged, at the nearest tire repair center.
- The TPMS warning light should go out a few minutes after re-inflating the tires to the recommended pressure.
* Tire pressure is always checked before driving, when the tires are "cold", in order to obtain a better appreciation of the tire pressure level.
Tire pressure affects vehicle handling
Today it is estimated that almost 40 per cent of Europeans drive on deflated tires, which can affect handling, fuel consumption and tire quality.
If the TPMS light comes on and I inflate the tires, will the light go off by myself or do I have to bring my car to the dealership or the tire repair shop?
If the TPMS light comes on, stays on for one second, and then goes off for three seconds, this indicates a malfunction of the vehicle's TPMS system. If the TPMS light comes on and I inflate the tires, will the light go off by myself or do I have to bring my car to the dealer or the tire repair shop? You must inflate the tires to the pressure indicated on the label usually affixed inside your door. As one or more tires experience a drop in pressure, you will still need to check the pressure of your four tires.