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Tire pressure monitoring system needs service

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by rpavlicek, Oct 3, 2016.

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  1. rpavlicek

    rpavlicek ***** Neophyte

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    "Tire pressure monitoring system needs service"
    (not to be confused with low tire pressure warnings)

    I see this warning go on and off for the last month or so.

    I'm just curious if anyone else has had it ...and what was the resolution (assuming they took it a SC).

    Thanks!
     
  2. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    I have same warning for last month or so. I haven't ran it in for service yet but I will
     
  3. Lloyd

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    The resolution is usually to replace one of the tire pressure monitors inside the rim. Several have mentioned having to replace one or more. You will have to take it to a service center to diagnose which one is not responding properly.
     
  4. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Usually means one of the tire sensors died or is having intermittent connectivity with the receiver. If the message stays on all the time, I think it means the control unit died (at least it did with my car)
     
  5. simonog

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    I've had this message when:

    Tyre pressure sensor failed (internal battery died?)

    Sensor fell off inside tyre

    Software reboot needed

    Recalibration required

    Apart from 3 & 4, which can be tried at home, service centre help is needed.
     
  6. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    Is this service covered under warranty?
     
  7. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Yes, covered under warranty.
     
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    yes if your car is still under the normal warranty.
     
  9. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    On mine it ended up being two of the sensors and the TPMS ECU.
     
  10. Owner

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    I have had this warning so many times.... and several fixes.

    now 60K in I have it again, and its going back in a month to get fixed. My tires are haunted.
     
  11. rpavlicek

    rpavlicek ***** Neophyte

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    Thank you all for the information...its appreciated!
     

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