How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

Man driver checking air pressure and filling air in the tires of car

If you find yourself driving around Farmington or Cortez after recently inflating your tires, and you notice you have a flashing tire pressure light, then it may be time to have it reset. This is a fairly simple vehicle maintenance task that can be done at home or with the service experts at Nissan of Durango. Learn more about this issue and get back on the road with our step-by-step instructions on how to reset tire pressure lights.

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

Usually, once you inflate your tires with more air, the tire pressure light should go off. But if it remains on, follow these steps to help you get back on the road and ensure a safer drive on Mancos roads:

  • Drive at or above 50 mph to reset the sensor for 10 minutes. This can cause your sensor to reset the next time you turn on the car.
  • With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t start the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and wait 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. The tire pressure monitor reset button is usually located beneath the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, check your vehicle’s user’s manual.
  • Inflate your tires to be three PSI over their recommended amount, then deflate them completely. Be sure to include the spare tire, as it may have a sensor as well. Once they’re all deflated, reinflate to the recommended tire pressure.
  • With the vehicle off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn the car on and honk the horn for about three seconds. This will discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery.

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

One of the first things drivers may think to themselves if they find the TPMS light on is, “What does a flashing tire pressure light mean?” Well, since the pressure sensors function effectively with a battery, the flashing could mean that it needs to be replaced. But it could also mean that there is a problem with the sensors. No matter the issue, be sure to have both the battery and pressure sensors checked by service professionals to ensure the exact cause of the issue.

Visit Nissan of Durango Today for Your Service Needs

If you ever find your TPMS light on for longer than it should be, you can always count on the service department at Nissan of Durango to help. You can even rely on us for your other Nissan maintenance needs, and we can help you learn how to program Nissan Intelligent Key or how to make car air fresheners. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment near Pagosa Springs!

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