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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 analyzing pressure sensors in each tire or indirectly by monitoring the speed in which each tire rolls. (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 or overinflated
  • Flat tire
  • Low or high 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, your TPMS may need to be calibrated. Calibration instructions for some models can be located in your 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 can 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 under-inflated 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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