- Jak2099 wrote:
- Hi Everyone,
I've tried searching the forums for a similar situation: When I start my tC (2010), the TPMS light flashes for about 1 minute, and then stays on. I can't get it to turn off even after checking the tire pressure and trying to reset it using the button in the glovebox. According to the manual, a flashing TPMS light means the system has "failed"?
I took it to the tire shop where I got new tires before, and they said there was a leak in one of the tires, and they patched it up. Things were fine for a few days, and then the TPMS light came back on. I brought it back to the shop this morning and they said they patched it again... but the light still flashes on ignition and stayed on even after driving for 30 minutes.
At this point, I'm not trusting the tire shop. Should I just go to the Toyota dealership? Or is there any DIY I can do on my end to fix this? Thanks for all your help!
ya I agree with you not to trust that tire shop. I'm thinking that the battery might be failing on the TPMS sensors. They usually die around the 10 year mark. Usually they last about 5-7 years before they lose their battery power. The only way to fix it is to remove the old TPMS sensor(s) and replace it. Get yourself a good tire air pressure gauge and check it manually to make sure it's NOT leaking..
I have this one.. Been very nice.. that's if you don't already have one.
If the tire is not leaking and you still have the TPMS warning light on, then you need to replace the sensors.. If you have a good dealer (That you can trust, not all dealers can you trust) then replace the sensors. There are aftermarket sensors but you got 10 years out of this one.. mcgeorge toyota parts has great prices online, just trying to help ya save $$$