Last post on Feb 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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#21 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [batman47]
Sep 07, 2010 (10:35 am)
I have a 2007 outlander. In 30,000 miles driven and a four tire replaced/upgraded, I have never seen a light go on indicating low tire pressure. Should I assume that this feature is not working in my vehicle? thanks for any info you might have.
#22 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [busta4]
Sep 07, 2010 (1:10 pm)
So long as you see the TPMS light up briefly during the power up test when the ignition is first turned on your OK. Looks like a 'U" with treads on the bottom.
If you want to be sure then lower one tire about 10 lbs and it should go on (I have an air compressor in the garage so it's no biggie to test and then re inflate, but otherwise you can assume it's working)
#23 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [busta4]
Sep 07, 2010 (2:14 pm)
I've always kinda wondered if my systems working because I never saw a light come on either on my "07. I do check my tire pressure occasionally, so maybe they've never been low enough.
#24 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [toomanyfumes]
Sep 07, 2010 (9:12 pm)
I did have mine go off once when the temp was very cold and I added a few pounds all around and it has been happy ever since. (and no, it was not obvious by looking at the tires).
#25 of 30 TPMS 2008 Outlander
Mar 22, 2011 (11:54 am)
I just had to change my 2 front tires . I got geo 51 my old tires were geo 33. They had first put them on the back but went back 2 days later because i was all over the road and was getting dizzy. Then they put them on the front. I woke up this morning with a flat on my rear passanger geo 33. Merchants is telling me that it is my tpms. Does that give you a flat? Now they want to charge me 146.00 which actually costs more than the tire. Any suggestions??? btw, driving on my small spare.
#26 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [batman47]
Feb 01, 2012 (8:13 am)
Vehicles from manufacture year 2007 must replace their original TPMS for a new one in the manufacturer dealership in 2013 when the TPMS ceases to be operative (battery has a life of 5-6 years).
Where did you get that information?? Currently, you are not even obligated to have TPMS functioning if you replaced either rims or tires.
#27 of 30 Re: TPMS 2008 Outlander [anna966]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:56 am)
The TPMS rest firmly on the alloy wheel surface. Wheel rotation does not modify the TPMS sensor. Changing the tire may damage the TPMS sensor but this is because inexperience technician.
TPMS is not responsible for tire flat. Change your garage (tire service) somewhere else. Check that the flat tire does not have a puncture. Replace the flat tire with the spare tire and take the flat tire (& wheel) to an experience tire service.
#28 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [hammerjacks]
Feb 09, 2012 (11:02 am)
I think in the USA and some other countries (included Europe from 2012) the TPMS is compulsory. If they do not operate properly your car insurance may not oblige to pay to you for any accident. Police may fine you if you have a TPMS LED light ON. After 3-years your vehicle may not pass the annual car revision.
Do a Google search about TPMS liability.
#29 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [batman47]
Feb 11, 2012 (5:25 pm)
I don't know about Europe or the rest of the world. I live in US, and here as the law is written, you are NOT required to have TPMS functioning on a different set of rim and/or tires. I suggest you do due diligence prior to posting erroneous information.
This IS the from the law: "Based upon the above information, we now believe that there is not a sufficient basis to require vehicles to comply with FMVSS No. 138 with all replacement tires. While the number of tires expected to be incompatible with the TPMS is small, such a requirement would nonetheless raise significant practicability concerns. Because no one is certain which tires, either produced now or in the future, will cause various TPMSs to malfunction, it is not practicable to require vehicle manufacturers to certify that the TPMS will continue to function properly with all replacement tires."
#30 of 30 Re: TPMS federal mandate [hammerjacks]
Feb 19, 2012 (3:07 pm)
Sorry if you feel I mislead members. That was the reason I used the word “I think”. However this segment of a text I copied from a source:
In the United States, the Firestone recall in the late 1990s (which was linked to more than 100 deaths from rollovers following tire tread-separation), pushed the Clinton administration to legislate the TREAD Act. The Act mandated the use of a suitable TPMS technology in all light motor vehicles (under 10,000 pounds), to help alert drivers of severe under-inflation events. This act affects all light motor vehicles sold after September 1, 2007. Phase-in started in October 2005 at 20%, and reached 100% for models produced after September 2007. In the U.S., as of 2008 and the EU, as of November 1st 2012, all new passenger car models (M1) must be equipped with a TPMS. For N1 vehicles, TPMS are not mandatory, but if a TPMS is fitted, it must comply with the regulation.
I hope this must clear the concept.