The tire-pressure-monitoring system or TPMS helps keep an eye on the tires inflation making for more confident driving.
When TPMS detects low inflation, an indicator light comes on in the instrument panel. It’s the one that looks like the cross-section of a tire with an exclamation mark in the middle. When that happens, be sure to check the tire pressure in all four tires, make any necessary repairs, and fill the tires to the pressure recommended on the label in the driver’s door jam.
TPMS needs to be recalibrated each time you adjust tire pressure, rotate the tires or replace a tire.
- To reset TPMS, make sure the ignition is on and the transmission is in Park.
- Set the parking brake.
- Look for a button to the left of the steering column labeled with the TPMS icon. If it’s there, push and hold it until the TPMS indicator in the instrument panel blinks twice. Then the calibration process will begin.
- If there’s no TPMS button, press the up or down arrows on the lower right side of the steering wheel until the readout in the multi-information display says Vehicle Settings and then press the SEL/RESET button.
- Next select TPMS Calibration and press SEL/RESET button to get to the customization screen.
- Finally select Calibrate with the arrow buttons and press SEL/RESET button once more.
- A “Calibration Started” screen will appear to indicate that the process has begun.
- The calibration process takes a while to complete. The car will have to be driven for about 30 minutes at speeds between 30 and 60 miles per hour but not all at once.