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Monday, September 22, 2008

What does it mean when the TPMS light on my 2006 Pilot comes on?

QUESTON: What does it mean when the TPMS light on my 2006 Honda Pilot comes on? I know this means that the system has been deactivated, but what are the possible causes and can I ignore this or is there a way to resolve this without having to spend too much money? ANSWER: The first thing you should do is check the air pressure in the tires. Does the words TPMS actually light up or is there a picture of a tire with an exclamation point lit? If filling the tires up with air and driving the car over 30mph doesn't turn the light off than chances are there is a problem with one of the sensors. Usually they are the part of the system that commonly fails. Continuing to drive with the light on will not harm anything. Its just a tire pressure monitoring system. Basically warning you when a tire is low and prevents rapid tire wear or running it flat.

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  1. COMING FROM A CERTIFIED TIRE TECHNICIAN AND TPMS CERTIFIED: when the tpms light is on and it is solid that most likely means one of your tires is 25% below the recommended inflation pressure. the recommended inflation pressure can be found on the placard which is located usually on the door jamb of the drivers door. if you have any other questions about this you can contact me at just put in the subject TPMS.