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Bartec Releases TPMS Software Update

Bartec USA LLC has updated the software for its Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tools. Release 54 is available for download to a Bartec TPMS tool.


Audi TPMS Glitch

This bulletin applies to 2010 Audi Q5, A4, A5 and A5 Cabriolet models. A 44 display in the dash “TPMS Tire pressure system malfunction” may appear. DTC 03543 will likely be stored (low availability) in the ABS/ESP address word 03 (J104).


DENSO Adds to First Time Fit TPMS Sensor Line

A DENSO Corp. First Time Fit Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor never needs to be programmed or cloned before installation -- they're built to fit the specified vehicle right out of the box.


X-tra Seal Pro+ Smart Sensor

The X-tra Seal Smart Sensor tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) solution from 31 Inc. is a four sensor solution with both rubber snap-in and aluminum clamp-in valve options.


Honda specs new TPMS tool

Honda no longer supports the TPMS sensor tool AKS06200060. This has been replaced with the ATEQ VT55. According to Honda, the old tool will not work with the Accord and Crosstour, and Honda notes that the ATEQ tool is “just a better tool all around.”


Denso adds 36 new TPMS part numbers to 2015 catalog

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has released its 2015 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensor and service kit catalog, which includes 36 new TPMS sensor part numbers covering an additional 60 million cars and trucks in operation.


Steelman brand appoints its first TPMS product manager

JS Products Inc. is naming a manager to lead tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) products for its Steelman brand.


Tint kills TPMS?

Audi notes that if a TPMS warning light illuminates on a 2007 A4, S4 or Avant vehicle, and various DTCs are stored (voltage supply, no/low antenna signal, etc.), check to see if the vehicle’s windows have been tinted.


TPMS tips:Identifying types, applications, functions and service

 Every vehicle from 2008 model year to the present is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). If you service tires, you’ll be forced to deal with TPMS. That means that you must invest in a TPMS tool (preferably a combination tool that allows scanning/diagnostics, activating, programming if needed and relearning).


Pay attention to TPMS caps

Just like on any vehicles with TPMS that features aluminum valve stems, do not install a chrome or chrome-plated steel valve cap on an aluminum valve stem on a Hummer H2.

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