Tyres

Rectifying low tyre pressure with tyre monitoring*

Updated 1/14/2020

When the tyre monitoring system, Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (ITPMS), gives a warning, the tyre pressure in one or more of the car's tyres is too low.

P5-1507 Symbol TPMS

Check and rectify the tyre pressure when the indicator symbol for ITPMS is illuminated and the message Tyre pressure low is shown. Calibrate ITPMS after the tyre pressure has been adjusted.

Check the tyre pressure in all four tyres with a tyre pressure gauge.

Inflate the tyres to the correct pressure as indicated on the tyre pressure label on the door pillar on the driver's side.

P5-1507-tyre pressure sticker

Recalibrate the ITPMS system, see the section "Calibrating tyre monitoring".

In some cases, it may be necessary to drive the car for a few minutes at a speed above 30 km/h(20 mph) in order to extinguish the ITPMS symbol and clear the message.

Note that the ITPMS symbol does not extinguish until the low tyre pressure has been rectified and new calibration has been performed.

Note

To avoid incorrect tyre pressure, the pressure should be checked on cold tyres. "Cold tyres" means the tyres are the same temperature as the ambient temperature (approx. 3 hours after the car has been driven). After a few kilometres of driving, the tyres warm up and the pressure increases.

Note

  • After a tyre has been inflated, always refit the dust cap in order to avoid damage to the valve from gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Only use plastic dust caps. Metal dust caps can rust and become difficult to unscrew.

Warning

  • Incorrect tyre pressure may lead to tyre failure, which could result in the driver losing control of the car.
  • The system cannot indicate sudden tyre damage in advance.

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