Tyres

Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)* - general information

Updated 7/23/2018

Tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) warns the driver when the pressure is too low in one or more of the car's tyres.

System description

The TPMS system uses sensors located inside the air valve in each wheel. When the car is driven at approx. 30 km/h(20 mph) the system detects the tyre pressure.

Both factory-fitted and optional wheels can be equipped with TPMS sensors in the valves.

The system does not replace normal tyre maintenance.

Messages

If the pressure is too low then an indicator symbol illuminates in the combined instrument panel and one of the following messages is shown:

  • Tyre pressure low Check front right tyre
  • Tyre pressure low Check front left tyre
  • Tyre pressure low Check rear right tyre
  • Tyre pressure low Check rear left tyre
  • Tyre needs air now Check front right tyre
  • Tyre needs air now Check front left tyre
  • Tyre needs air now Check rear right tyre
  • Tyre needs air now Check rear left tyre
  • Tyre pressure system Service required

If wheels without TPMS sensors are used or if a sensor has failed then Tyre pressure system Service required will be shown.

For information on the correct tyre pressure, see Tyres - air pressure.

Important

If a fault occurs in the TPMS system the indicator symbol in the combined instrument panel will flash for approx. 1 minute and then illuminate with a constant glow. A message is also shown in the combined instrument panel.


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