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Warning screen: "Tires too hot"

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by NigelM, May 31, 2014.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    This is new for me and I didn't find anything on a search. My wife was driving this morning, air temp is in the low 90s so not unusual, when she got a warning bing and the message "Tires too hot." She didn't note the error code but after tapping the screen she then got a warning to check the right front pressure (it's fine btw).

    i wasn't aware that there are even temp sensors in the wheels.....? Can anyone educate me?
     
  2. thefortunes

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    The Roadster has temp sensors integrated into the TPMS. It can be displayed via OVMS.
     
  3. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    If you engage the parking brake and go into Info (i) and Tires it'll show you the pressure and temperature of each tire. It takes a few minutes of driving to pick up all the readings.

    This the first I've heard of an error for overheated tires. It could be a bad sensor. I've melted my tires on a track and the error never came up.
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I knew about the TPMS and how to see the pressures but never knew there were temp limits....wonder what the actual limit numbers are?
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Do you have OVMS? It tells you the tire temperatures. I've never seen this error before though.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Tires too hot would generally mean not enough pressure, really bad alignment, or a combination. It could also happen if a brake caliper caused the pads to continually rub on the rotor.
     
  7. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Well she needs to stop doing standing burn outs to start.
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Thanks for the reminders regarding seeing tire temps. Surprise, surprise...yesterday my car started showing a warning that the "TPMS Monitor Requires Service". Time to call the service center.
     
  9. Owner

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    #9 Owner, Jun 6, 2014
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    oops...did not realize this was a Roadster warning....my comments were about the Model S (I scan new posts and used to have a Roadster).

    I got a brief warning the other day about tire pressure too high, but it went away after a few seconds. Are you sure it said "too hot" not "too high"?

    I had a flaky TPMS on one wheel for a long time, nothing to really worry about. Get it fixed eventually.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I had that same error a few years ago - bad sensor.

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    Definitely was a "too hot" error.
     

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