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.
Bartec USA LLC has re-hired Ed Jones as national sales manager for its Eastern Region.
Ateq TPMS Tools LC has awarded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) diagnostic tools to three high schools in its “Back to School” 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.
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.
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has expanded its overall vehicle coverage for TPMS sensor applications with a VDO Redi-Sensor TPMS sensor (part no. SE10003A).
Dill Air Controls Products LLC says problems caused by corroded valve stems are a thing of the past thanks to its U.S.-made 5010 TPMS Hex Nut Removal Kit.
To celebrate National Car Care Month, ATEQ TPMS Tools LC is awarding a TPMS tool or accessory each week throughout April 2018. The social media contest runs during April 2018.
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.
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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