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Nissan releases TPMS cautions

Nissan warns that the use of improper tire inflator tools can break the stem of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor.

To avoid potential damage, DO NOT USE:

-          A long heavy hose with a lock-on air chuck

-          Deep well or dual head air chuck

-          Air chucks with handles or extensions

The proper inflator tools include:

-          Shallow well air chucks

-          Air chucks with flexible hose (no extensions)

AFTERMARKET TIRE SEALERS

According to Nissan, aftermarket tire sealants and/or aerosol repair kits should not be used with TPMS. Some aftermarket tire sealers and/or aerosol repair kits contain chemicals and propellants that can cause damage to TPMS sensors.

Leverage induced by certain types of tire inflator tools can result in breakage of TPMS sensor stems
<p>Leverage induced by certain types of tire inflator tools can result in breakage of TPMS sensor stems</p>

Types of inflator tools NOT recommended for use with TPMS.
<p>Types of inflator tools NOT recommended for use with TPMS.</p>

Recommended types of inflator tools.
<p>Recommended types of inflator tools.</p>

Some aftermarket tire sealers may contain chemicals that can damage TPMS sensors.
<p>Some aftermarket tire sealers may contain chemicals that can damage TPMS sensors.</p>

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