How to Reset Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Are You Driving and Your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Light Comes On?
Imagine stopping for gas at a station, filling up your tires, but still not seeing that
light go off after filling them up; Resetting the TPMS sensor might be the answer; however, this requires patience as this process usually takes 30 minutes to complete.

How to Reset Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure Monitoring System
How to Reset Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Turn Off the Vehicle – Tire Pressure

If your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning light illuminates, this
indicates a low air pressure in one or more tires and must be addressed as quickly
as possible to avoid dangerous consequences. Pull over to a safe place immediately
and use a tire gauge to assess tire pressure before continuing your journey.
If the pressure in your tires has decreased, refill them to their recommended PSI and
reset the warning light immediately. This step is especially critical during early
winter and early summer when temperature fluctuations cause your TPMS system to
activate.
Some vehicles feature a button on the steering wheel that can be pressed to reset
their warning lights; others require you to access a menu on their infotainment
system screen. Please consult your owner’s manual for your vehicle for guidance
and proper procedures.

Inflate the Tires

Underinflated tires reduce gas mileage, wear out faster and make driving harder, so
monitoring tire pressure regularly is one of the best driving habits you can develop.
Not uncommonly, a low pressure light will appear while driving your Honda Accord in
winter as air becomes denser and takes up less room in your tires. But don’t fret if
your low pressure light remains on even after adding air to them – adding air will
likely not fix this issue!
Make sure that the new air you have added has enough pressure to reset your TPMS
sensors. Start your car and drive at 30-60 mph for at least 20 minutes to refresh
them; after which the TPMS light should go off. If it does not, visit one of the
Auffenberg Dealer Group service centers so we can analyze it together.

Disconnect the Battery

Your TPMS light could be illuminated for various reasons in your Accord. Perhaps you
topped up the air in your tires and checked with a pressure gauge, but this alone
may not be sufficient to turn it off. Recalibrating this system regularly should help,
too – Gwatney Chevrolet Company offers an easy guide that can guide you through
it!
After turning off the vehicle and disconnecting the battery, using a wrench you
should use to unbolt and take out the battery from its secure place in the car, begin
reconnecting it. Resetting will follow once all parts have been reset correctly – after
this has taken place you should drive your car at 30+ mph for approximately 20
minutes so as to verify sensor signals, IDs and reset any warning lights that might
exist in its wake.

Reconnect the Battery

Honda direct TPMS systems require reseting after correcting or changing tire
pressures, relearn/reprogram procedures or any time you change tire pressures. To
accomplish this, simply turn your key to “On”, locate and press/hold the red TPMS
reset button below the steering wheel or use i-Mid driver information center’s TPMS
mode until the light blinks three times and release; restart vehicle and drive at
28mph for 10 minutes around Carmel before starting up engine and driving at 28
mph around Carmel for 10 minutes around Carmel before starting
engine/restart/reprogram/reprogram procedure begins or after any
relearn/reprogram procedure begins/program procedure begins/etc. To reset, switch
key from Off position without starting engine then press/hold down/hold down
button/press/use the i-Mid driver information center/iMid driver information
center/TPMS mode button located under steering wheel/i-Mid driver information
center/iMid driver information center/TPMS mode then press/hold until blinks three
times then press/hold until light blinks three times before starting engine and driving
at 28mph for over 10 minutes around Carmel/Carmel area/location/etc.
TPMS systems can sometimes become problematic. Our trained technicians can
identify and address this quickly. In the meantime, make sure your tires are inflated
to their proper levels: Seasonal temperatures may affect air pressure as denser air
becomes denser with colder temperatures; for accurate check-ups it is vital that a
high-quality digital tire pressure gauge be used when checking tire inflation levels.

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