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What is the Honda Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

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TitleWhat is the Honda Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?
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Since the 2007 model year, every Honda has been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS monitors the tire pressure in your vehicle either directly by way of pressure sensors in each tire or indirectly by monitoring the speed at which each wheel turns. (See your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual to determine which type of system is equipped with your vehicle.)

The TPMS is equipped with a warning system that alerts you under several conditions. Some of the conditions that may cause the TPMS warning light to come on include but are not limited to:
 
  • Tire(s) underinflated
  • Flat tire
  • Low ambient temperature
  • Altitude change
  • Driving with snow chains
  • Mismatched tires

If the tire pressure is adjusted in any of the tires or the tires are rotated or replaced, indirect TPMS systems will need to be calibrated. Calibration instructions for applicable models can be located in your Owner’s Guide or Owner’s Manual. If your warning light has not gone off after a substantial distance of driving and there are no calibration instructions in your Owner’s Manual, you should visit your local Honda dealer for assistance. Your Honda dealer can also assist you if the TPMS warning light keeps coming on or is staying on.

You shouldn’t ignore a TPMS warning light. By doing so, you could inadvertently drive on a significantly underinflated tire, which could cause the tire to overheat and fail. Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please take the TPMS seriously, and address any issues right away to optimize performance of your vehicle.
 

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