How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

TPMS Light on Dash

Refilling your tire is an easy service you can complete during Westlake commutes. Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an essential safety feature that alerts you to low tire pressure, but it may remain on after inflating your tires. Wondering, “Why is my TPMS light on?” or “Why do I have a flashing tire pressure light?” Learn how to reset a tire pressure light below and contact our service center at Ken Ganley Honda if you have any questions. 


Resetting a Tire Pressure Light

You should only reset your tire pressure light after you’ve ensured your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Typically, the light shuts off on its own. However, if the TPMS light is on, here’s how to reset a tire pressure light: 

  • Oftentimes, the tire pressure sensor will reset itself after driving around Olmsted Falls and Westlake for a bit. Try driving at or above 50 mph for 10 minutes to reset the sensor. The next time you turn on the car, the light should be off.
  • Shut your vehicle off, then, turn the key to the “On” position without fully starting the car. Press and hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Turn the key to start the vehicle and wait 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. You can refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to locate the tire pressure reset switch, but it is typically located beneath the steering wheel.
  • When your TPMS light remains on, try inflating all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, and then deflate them completely. Once they’re all deflated, inflate them with the proper tire pressure to trigger a reset. Be sure to include the spare tire, as it may have a sensor as well. 
  • If you’re comfortable, shut your vehicle off and disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn the car on and honk the horn for around three seconds. This helps discharge any energy stored in the vehicle. Reconnect the battery and check if the light is off. 

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

A flashing tire pressure light can hint at a few issues. Since the tire pressure sensors often use a battery, it may mean that the battery needs to be replaced. However, it could also mean that the sensor itself needs to be replaced. Either way, you can schedule service at our North Olmsted dealership to diagnose the issue and get you back on Bay Village roads with your tire pressure light off. 

Learn More Service Tips at Ken Ganley Honda!

Now that you know how to reset your tire pressure with these troubleshooting tips, learn more about Honda tire care with Ken Ganley Honda. Learn about how often you should rotate your tires or learn about what the tire numbers mean when you’re shopping for new tires for your Honda model.

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