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TOPIC : Tire pressure monitoring systems

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Big Wheels, Big Leaks

Some 2009-2013 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 22-inch wheels may exhibit the tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) warning lamp illuminated identifying low tire pressure in one or more wheels.

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TPMS Jumper

This bulletin applies to Ram ProMaster 3500 vehicles built on or before July 3, 2017. The TPMS warning light may turn on due to missing information or localization failure. Replacement of the TPMS jumper harness will be necessary.

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TPMS Recall

General Motors issues a recall on certain 2018 GMC Savana and Chevy Express vehicles with certain combinations of front tire and gross vehicle weight option codes. The tire pressure monitoring system may be incorrectly calibrated, causing the TPMS warning light to illuminate when tire pressure reaches 37 psi, not 41 psi.

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VW TPMS Reset

In order to reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the reset selection must be made through the MFD (multi-function display) in the cluster. The “SET” button as used on other models with the indirect TPMS system has not been included for the Tiguan. The procedure is listed in the owner’s manual.

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Bartec Hires Eastern Region National Sales Manager

Bartec USA LLC has re-hired Ed Jones as national sales manager for its Eastern Region.

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Ateq Awards TPMS Tools to Facebook Contest Winners

Ateq TPMS Tools LC has awarded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) diagnostic tools to three high schools in its “Back to School” Facebook contest.

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Ateq to Give Away TPMS Tools in Facebook Contest

Ateq TPMS Tools and Jeff Buckley, owner of My Father’s Shop, are collaborating on Facebook to give away two tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tools to high schools, technical centers or colleges during their “Back to School” giveaway. Ateq and Buckley will each donate a VT36 TPMS tool to two winners.

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Shop Wins Schrader Canada Training Class

Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, has recognized Enns Tire and Battery in Ontario, Canada, as the winner of its contest for a half-day tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) training session and TPMS starter kit.

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TPMS Interference

This may apply to all vehicles equipped with TPMS, but Hyundai reminds us that electromagnetic interference (EMI) can mess with the tire pressure monitoring system. The TPMS malfunction indicator lamp may be illuminated if the vehicle is moving around electric power supply cables or radio transmitters at police stations, government and public offices, broadcasting stations, military installations, airports, transmitting towers, etc.

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TPMS Diagnosis and Service Tips from Parts & Equipment Manufacturers

Likely the leading cause of system failures lies with the condition of the sensor batteries. Sensor batteries are expected to last around six to 10 years, with newer sensors lasting longer due to battery improvements.

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