Anyone have success fixing this problematic sensor without going to
the dealer? I read on some forum last nite how some had to go to the
dealer multiple times to fix, change rims, etc... to eliminate the
warning on the dash. Lately our weather is colder so I realize that
may have triggered my warning on the dash but tires look okay. I
don't know what the original pressure was nor what it is now. I may
just ignor the warning on the dash since I'm confident about the tires
but if I could do some quick fix, I'd be willing to give it a try.
Nick, sounds like I must be. I didn't know there is a difference so I
need to read the MANUAL again. Haven't read it since I got the CR-V
so my ignorance must be showing. I'll read it in a couple hours after
I bring my wife shopping... she's the boss :( .
If it helps any... my icon on the dash is a tire wall (sideways "C")
with an exclamation mark inside it. Sorry for my ignorance.
Sheesh...it's telling you that one or more of your tires is low. Get a
pressure gauge and check them and put some air in them. They can look OK
but still be too low. I believe the light comes on at about 25 psi. You
should probably have about 32 psi in them (check the sticker on the
driver side door jamb). You might even have a nail in one of them.
Righto! I own a 2011 Fit, bought in March this year. Recently my low
pressure warning light came on. Tire pressure in ALL FOUR tires was
within +/_ 1 pound of 26 pounds, 6 pounds low. Spare measured 45 pounds,
15 pounds too low. Cheeze, don't they check that when a new car comes
in? I'll be calling the dealer this coming week. How can I ever have
any confidence in that dealer in the future??
So what you're saying is that you bought the car in March and:
a) assumed all of your five tires were properly inflated
b) have NEVER checked them since, assuming that once properly inflated
they will stay that way regardless
Any confidence issues should be with yourself.
My 08 Fit displays a low pressure light when a tire/s are 6 PSI low.
Tires will always loose air... rubber molecules are huge (in comparison
to air), and don't fit together well. Air goes right through rubber...
High pressure, low volume tires loose it the fastest... like those
skinny super high pressure bicycle tires; and high volume low pressure
tires the slowest.
 This also accounts for some percentage of refrigerant loss from
vehicle air conditioning systems, even though those hoses are supposedly
lined. (Most A/C leaks are through the front compressor seal). Home
refrigerators and the like have no flexible lines carrying refrigerant,
or seals around external shafts.
Yup. 1 pound a month is normal, also pressure will drop as
weather turns cold in the fall/winter. Always keep a gauge in the car
and check at least once a month. I like the newer digital gauges,
they are easier to read even if they cost a few bucks more.
I gotta side with Elmo on this one. Both of you (Dan & Doug)need to
step back and consider what's the REAL question and respond accordingly.
Doug made no mention at all of the very first thing that I would do if
the light came on and that's to grab a tire gauge and check the pressure
of all my tires. If they're low, I inflate them to where they're
supposed to be, take the car out and put 4-5 miles on it and see what
happens with the sensor light. If it goes out, I've "repaired" the
problem (otherwise known as simple, routine maintenance)
Dan apparently hasn't checked his tires since he bought the car and now
that the TPMS is lighting up, he's concerned that the dealer may not
have done his thing. Hello? SIMPLE, ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. Check the
freakin' tires every so often. Yes, they may have been underinflated
when you took delivery, then again maybe not. Little Eddie next door
could be messing with you, maybe the pressure was intentionally set low
to "enhance your ride" and now that cold weather is upon us... well,
save the physics lecture for another time.
Threads like this seem to drive home just WHY they are called "idiot
you're absolutely right.
if he's too dumb to check his tire pressures,what sort of maintenance is
the rest of his car getting? If any.....
Pep Boys often has on sale a 12V portable air compressor,Master Flow MF-
1040. comes in a nice little carry softcase.
I've had one for a couple of years,and it's very handy.Cost around $20 when
on sale,$29 regular price. It has a nice dial guage on it,is reasonably
quiet,not a buzzbox like a previous cheapo 12V air pump I had from Harbor
Only beef is that the air hose degraded and split after a couple of years
in Florida heat(in my car trunk),and a new one cost as much as the pump
did.I made a new one up from the old connectors and a new coil-hose from
The put lower air pressure in the tires to give the customer a softer ride,
which I dislike. The low pressure light came on in our 2011 CR-V. I check
with a metal gauge, and they all were 30 psi. I checked the tires which
stated max psi is 44. So, I brought them up to 38. The light has been off
ever since. I prefer a firmer ride; it also helps the tires last longer,
even though manufacturers are back to putting crappy OEM brand tires on new
"I don't remember any of that. I've been defragging my hard drive and got
On 12/17/2011 09:47 PM, Green Eggs & NoSpam wrote:
lasting longer used to be true for bias-ply tires much more than it is
for modern radials - radials have a range where as long as you are
within, you're not going to see any significant difference in wear rates
because the circumferential tread bands keep the tread flat on the road
Not sure. One Honda document I have says a reading 20% lower than specified
can make the light come on. But I do not know if the monitor also responds
to /differential/ as well as /absolute/ pressures.
But what I do know is that the tire-pressure monitoring system is very
precise and particular about pressures. How, and when, you set your
pressures is critical to keeping the light off. Reply to this post if you
wish more information.
A lot of people have given up on keeping the light off: They set the
pressures the way they've always done them, and ignore the light. If you
decide to do this, you will definitely not be alone. And you will
definitely not be unsafe.
And by the way, unless the 2010 is different from the 2009, the spare is
_NOT_ included in the monitoring system.
Thanks Tegger for answering my question and my next question (spare
tire). As others pointed out, I'll put a gage on it. It just
happened this weekend while I was driving around town to give it
exercise (650 miles). It's basically a garage queen for now so I
don't check the tires as often as my daily drivers. Thanks for the
direct answers without the BS.
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