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Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Low tire pressure sensor reset?

2011 JK with 5,000 miles. Got a "low tire pressure" warning. Checked the air pressure for all, including the spare, and they were 32 to 33 psi. Info sticker on inside of door says to run 35psi. I aired them all up to 35psi, but the alarm still chimes when I start up and the warning indicator stays on??? Can I reset this, or is the sensor messed up? Thanks!

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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Sometimes you have to drive several miles for the light to go out. If there is a problem with one of the sensors, you will get a chime when you start the engine. Then the light will blink for 75 seconds, then it will stay on.
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Make sure you check the pressure when the tires are cold. I would air to 36 psi. You might have to drive a few miles and/or on/off cycles to clear the indicator light.
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oddly enough, I had the same issue on my 2012 yesterday. Light came on when started and stayed on, and eventually after driving for a bit it just turned off completely. Once the tires were cold, I check and everyone was at 38 psi.

This morning after turning the car on, no light/chime/warning to be found...must've worked itself out.
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Two days now with the warning light and chime at start up and just the warning light on while driving. Cold pressures still 35 - 36psi including spare. Off to see the dealer I guess??
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Two days now with the warning light and chime at start up and just the warning light on while driving. Cold pressures still 35 - 36psi including spare. Off to see the dealer I guess??
Altho (knock on wood) my Jeeps haven't had a problem with this, I continue to fight a problem with the front left tire on my 300 losing the signal. Dealer has now replaced the tire/wheel sensor twice, and altho it loses it less frequently, it still loses it...
Good luck! (and post what they find - maybe it'll help my dealer find my problem)
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2012 same problem, took to dealer and he just reset it. Said it is susposed to self correct itself after you match all tires including the spare to the same pressure.
Has not come on since.
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2012 same problem, took to dealer and he just reset it. Said it is susposed to self correct itself after you match all tires including the spare to the same pressure.
Has not come on since.
The spare is not read by the system.
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As long as it takes this system to respond to pressure changes I don't see how it does any good to even have it. We picked our Jeep up on a Friday evening. Saturday morning we changed the wheels and tires and I had a Procal sitting on the table to deactivate the TPMS. We were in a hurry to get out of town and I didn't get to turn it off, but it wasn't a big deal since the light and chime weren't on. We drove it almost 300 miles and two days before the light came on and the chime sounded. Plenty of time for a tire to get low, overheat and explode causing a horrendous rollover accident that ends with a Jeep and its unconscious occupants engulfed in flames.
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The spare is not read by the system.
So what happens when you take your spare and put it on the ground?
Does the sensor go to sleep when it is on the spare?
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So what happens when you take your spare and put it on the ground?
Does the sensor go to sleep when it is on the spare?
I think the sensor is disabled when the tire is used for a spare because it takes centrifugal force from the wheel spinning to activate the wheel's TPMS sensor. Since the spare isn't spinning, it doesn't transmit anything to the Jeep. Once the spare is put on the road and starts spinning, the sensor activates and starts transmitting to the Jeep.
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Interesting. I just searched for this subject because I got in my Jeep this morning and the light came on and I find this thread is currently going on. I checked all the tires and they are 29 -30. I thought these sensors only checked for any difference between the tires and warned if one was going low. Maybe not. What exactly are they monitoring? And how exactly do they monitor? I never heard about the tires had to be spinning.
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The spare is not read by the system.
mmm...go on....yes....
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After getting my rims switched out, two of the sensors weren't installed (long story). The TPMS light came on until about the 3rd or 4th time i started her up. It hasn't been on since. Maybe the computer realized the sensors were gone and just gave up bitching at me?
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After getting my rims switched out, two of the sensors weren't installed (long story). The TPMS light came on until about the 3rd or 4th time i started her up. It hasn't been on since. Maybe the computer realized the sensors were gone and just gave up bitching at me?
No. It's actually contacting Chrysler to let them know and they'll be by soon to take your jeep.
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The sensor for the spare on my 08 is active. When my light came on it was the spare that was low.

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The spare is not read by the system.
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So what happens when you take your spare and put it on the ground?
Does the sensor go to sleep when it is on the spare?
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The sensor for the spare on my 08 is active. When my light came on it was the spare that was low.

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You'd be amazzed at what is in the owner's manual.

A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full size spare
tire can be used in place of any of the four road tires. A low
spare tire will not cause the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” to illuminate or the chime to sound.
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What's this owner's manual you speaketh of?
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We don't need no stinking manual or instructions!
Exactly. Why read about the information you need when you can just get others to do so?
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Could not get into see the dealer this week. Maybe next week?

Talked to service tech on the phone: he told me there are two different systems, one that monitors the spare - dash will indicate if spare is problem; and one that does not monitor the spare. He did know or understand how these systems work???
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... I got in my Jeep this morning and the light came on. I checked all the tires and they are 29 -30.
Update on my light; I aired up all my tires to as close to 32 as I could, got in the jeep the next morning and the light stayed on the 30 miles to work. When I went out for lunch it was off.

I'm still not sure howthe sensors are monitoring. Can someone explain?
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I don't care what my tire air pressure is--

I just kickem, if it don't feel right, I add air !!

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Mine has been on for a week. Checked all the tires..even the spare. It still hasn't reset...any other suggestions or should I just take it to the dealer?
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Mine has been on for a week. Checked all the tires..even the spare. It still hasn't reset...any other suggestions or should I just take it to the dealer?
I figure if it's still under warranty let the Dealer deal with it.

I was at my dealer this morning for oil change, etc. and low tire pressure indicator had been stuck for a couple weeks, I figured a bad sensor since I checked all tires and pressure was at the recommended 35lbs PSI. However, today they put 36lbs PSI in each and the indicator reset. Service Mgr said the sensors are just too sensitive and usually adding additional pressure will solve the problem. Does anyone know of a reliable tire pressure gauge besides kicking the tires? I like JIMBOX attitude!
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Most stick-type tire gauges are reliable. That's why tire shops use em instead of the pricier dial-gauge type.
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I use a digital read out gauge.

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