How to Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System on Your 2013 Honda Accord

If your TPMS warning light illuminates, this means that one or more tires have low air
pressure; this is entirely natural as air pressure naturally declines with seasonal
changes.
Tire pressure maintenance is essential to ensure even tread wear, better fuel
economy, and improved handling and stability – but what happens if your tire
pressure light refuses to switch off?

Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Properly inflated tires are key to an enjoyable driving experience, and your Honda
Accord’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses sensors in each tire to detect
any low pressure issues and display a warning light on the dashboard. When this
light activates, it’s essential that you pull over safely and inspect each tire with a tire
gauge before continuing your drive.
Any time you inflate or change tires, the TPMS sensors must be recalibrated. Usually
this process takes 30 minutes of driving at speeds between 30-65 mph before
concluding automatically.
Slow leaks in tires can cause the sensor to fail and activate an indicator light, often
resolved by inflating with air alone; however, if this continues, consider switching
over to nitrogen instead for improved long-term performance and safety – available
at most auto parts stores. If the light still remains illuminated after inflation is
attempted, consider scheduling service appointment as soon as possible.

Check the Tire Pressure

When your Tire Pressure Monitoring System light comes on, it is essential to inspect all four tire pressure. If any are low, fill them up until they meet the recommended specifications; once this has happened, the light should go out.
Your tires’ pressure may naturally decrease with changing temperatures; this is
completely normal and does not imply your tires have leaks.
Your Honda Accord’s tires should be inflated according to the recommended
pressure listed on its door jamb placard. This rule applies equally for all four tires
regardless of whether or not they are being used as spares.
Recalibration of your tire pressure monitoring system may be required if any of your
tire air pressure has dropped since initial calibration. This may occur after adding air
or changing tires; follow Honda owner’s manual for additional details regarding
recalibration instructions.

Inflate the Tires

Low tire pressure warning lights may be due to various reasons, including seasonal
variations in temperature or air leakage from within a tire as it cools off, which
causes air pressure drops as air is pulled out as temperatures change and causes
your TPMS warning light to illuminate.
Your tires’ longevity and ride comfort depend upon being correctly inflated, which
requires regular checking of their air pressure to maintain recommended PSI levels.
It is therefore essential that your tire inflation remains at its optimal levels.
To reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System indicator light, turn your key to “On”,
but without starting the engine. Locate and press and hold the TPMS reset button –
usually found near or on the steering wheel – until its indicator light flashes three
times before inflating your tires to their proper PSI levels and inflation your system
as per manufacturer specifications (usually between 30-60mph). Recalibrating takes
around 30 minutes of driving between these speeds before calibrating can occur
again.

Check the Battery

Filling your tires to their recommended pressure is a smart idea for several reasons,
including saving money on gas, increasing tire tread life and providing safer driving
conditions.
If your Honda Accord’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) still displays its
warning light after you have reset it, recalibration may be in order. Depending on
your model, recalibration can either be accomplished using the button beneath the
steering wheel or following instructions found within its driver information center (iMid).
Start by inflating the tires three PSI higher than recommended, deflating, then
inflating them again (don’t forget your spare). Next, disconnect the positive battery
cable using a wrench, hold down horn button for three seconds to release any power
in sensor battery and reconnect and restart vehicle; this should reset sensor and low
pressure light respectively – the process could take up to 30 minutes before
complete.

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