Toyota models equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can alert drivers to dangerously low tire pressure so they can head to a nearby air pump as soon as possible before problems arise on the road. If you see that the TPMS light has shown up on your dashboard, it means one of your tires has low pressure that needs to be addressed right away. Learn more about how the TPMS system works on equipped Toyota models below.
How does the Toyota tire pressure monitoring system work?
The Toyota TPMS system utilizes a series of sensors inside the vehicle to detect changes in tire pressure. The TPMS system was created to alert drivers to dangerously low tire pressure rather than small fluctuations. Because of this, drivers should still check their tire pressure at least once a month to make sure their tires are correctly filled to get optimal performance and fuel economy.
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How do I reset/turn off the TPMS dashboard warning light?
Once you have finished checking the tire pressure on each of your tires and corrected any issues, you will need to reset the TPMS light on your dashboard. To do this, press and hold the reset button while the engine is running until the warning light blinks three times. The reset button can be found below the steering wheel on the right-hand side. Once it has flashed three times, you can let go of the reset button. Let your vehicle run for about three minutes before turning it off so the TPMS system can adjust. Once you turn off your vehicle and restart it, the tire pressure warning light should be gone. If it isn’t, there could a problem with your TPMS system or with one of your tires and you should bring your car into your local Toyota service center to get looked at by a professional.