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#1 of 29 Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure
Jan 10, 2007 (6:49 am)
We drive a 2004 Chrysler Town and Country Touring. It has the system that checks tire pressure. Whenever a tire pressure is low, the normal message is "Low tire pressure in 1 tire(s)". However, whenever the temperature falls below 40F degrees, the message "Service Tire System Soon" is displayed in the message console. I check tire pressure in all 4 tires, and they are all right on. If the temperature raises during the course of the day, the message goes away.
I could care less about the tire pressure monitoring system. Is there any way to just disable the system to make this message go away without having to bring the car to a Chrysler dealer and having them replace whatever sensor is malfunctioning?
#2 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag]
Jan 12, 2007 (12:44 pm)
Well, welcome to the club. I just serviced mine (it's a 2003 T&C Limited) and the dealer told me that when I had my tires replaced, the service man might have broken one of the sensors in one of the wheels, and it would cost me around $700 + labor to repair it.
I am on the same page as you are, for I asked the dealer to simply disable this monitoring system and he told me there is no way, until I get it serviced properly.
I didn't buy it, hence, here I am, looking for the answer to your question (actually, now, our question...).
If I come to know about it, I'll e-mail you, and would appreciate if you would do the same for me. My e-mail address is gblumentgmail.com and my name is Guilherme Blumenthal.
Thank you (and good luck to us...).
#3 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [gblument]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2007 (8:30 pm)
If you can continue the discussion here instead of in email, you have the potential to help countless members who might be having the same problem.
#4 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [gblument]
Jan 25, 2007 (9:01 am)
I have the exact same problem with a 2004 Pacifica. The dealer tried to tell me that I needed 35psi cold in the tires. We tried that and it lasted half a day.. It's at the dealer again today, so we'll see what they do about it.
I do not have great hopes as it's been there before for this problem and they do not seem to be able to fix it. My warranty is up next summer, so I am really pushing them to fix it this time.
#5 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [smithduluth]
Jan 25, 2007 (10:21 am)
Please let me know what you find. I don't know about you, but mine is like clockwork. When it hits 40 degrees, the message comes on. Since the air in tires contracts when it gets colder, I could see what one might need to increase the tire pressure, but then I don't understand why the error isn't "One tire(s) with low pressure" rather than "Service Tire System Soon". It doesn't seem like increasing the pressure is the solution, and I have no warranty to cover a sensor replacement.
#6 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag]
Jan 25, 2007 (12:21 pm)
They replaced the right rear tire pressure sensor.. #5127335AD for "intermittant transmission". We will see if it stays fixed. It was covered under the 3 year warranty.
#7 of 29 Service Tire System Soon
Jan 26, 2007 (8:39 am)
My wife dropped our 2002 T&C LTD off at the dealer this morning for an oil change and correction of this problem. We've been getting theis message for a quite a few months. The last time we brought it into the dealer (Grand Prix Jeep Chrysler on Long Island) we told the service advisor to clear the message - he said the tires needed rotating. We declined the tire rotation because I knew I was about to buy new tires. Now the service advisor is trying to tell me that the tire installer could have damaged the sensor. I explained that would be impossible since the message came up long before the tires were replaced. The advisor is telling me I'll have to pay diagnostic charges if the sensor was damaged by the tire installer or if I hit something. I'm flabbergasted to say the least because I have a full 0 deductbile extended warranty in place and it seems like I'm being set up here. I'm wating for a call back but I don;t have a good feeling. I may just bring it to another dealer who will honor the warranty if Grand Prix won't.
#8 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag
Feb 05, 2007 (11:52 am)
I also drive a 2004 Town and country. I just had the the tire sensor replaced. It was a $50 part and $50 is labor. I only had one bad sensor.
#9 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag [bpiotro]
Feb 06, 2007 (6:50 am)
Thanks for the reply. The dealer switched gears on me and said I needed a brake job and they then conveniently forgot about the tire pressure sensor. When I picked up the car the paperwork stated that the tire sensor system was reset and tht I had been instructed to ceck my air pressure monthly (which never happened). So after getting a brake job and an oil change I'm STILL getting the message. I'm going to bring the van to another dealer and maybe I'll have better luck. The guys at Gran Prix Chrysler are appartently clueless.
#10 of 29 Re: Service Tire System Soon message when tires at proper pressure [rondrag]
Mar 13, 2007 (9:45 pm)
The crazy service guy at our dealer told me it was because when our tire guy replaced our tires he put metal caps on instead of the plastic/rubber ones. I thought he was nuts but i live in a part of Cali where the temp can vary 40 degrees in one day. I had been living with the stupid light for over 2 years. Put plastic caps on- no more light- unless it is low... go figure.