Tyre pressure monitor

Wheels, Tyres, Suspension, Chassis, Faults and Fixes
Beatleboy
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Location: Liverpool

Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Beatleboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:03 pm

Over the last few weeks the tyre light has been illuminating on instrument panel ,sometimes it says front left tyre is low sometimes front right is low. On checking pressures all are ok. If you park the car up for a while and start up light goes out and sometimes stays out for a few days then comes back on again ....Has anyone else had this problem I was wondering if it was related to temperature as I never had this problem during the warm summer months.


User avatar
moose
Posts: 981
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:43 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by moose » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Common problem at this time of year when the weather gets colder. Your pressures are probable very close to the warning pressure so when the tyres are cold it triggers the alert.

I wait for a very cold day and when the car has been standing for a few hours take a reading and inflate them all by a couple of pounds.

Bob
R Sport 240ps Bluefire with Templar wheels. Parking pack, blind spot monitor, heated windscreen, folding mirrors, splash guards, privacy glass.


Beatleboy
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Location: Liverpool

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Beatleboy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:59 am

Thanks so much for the advice ,I will do what you recommend.


User avatar
Vespa
Posts: 2695
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:50 am
Location: North West UK

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Vespa » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:12 pm

R Sport 180 in Bluefire with loads of extras. ;)


User avatar
robertW
Posts: 945
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:01 pm
Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by robertW » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:15 pm

I have to say that the wheel rim design is perfect – formed perfect tyre seals to my Dunlops that didn’t leak an atom of air in their entire 2 yr/20k life.
240 Portfolio, July 2015, adaptive cruise + queue assist, advanced park + 360° cameras, folding mirrors.


Beatleboy
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Location: Liverpool

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Beatleboy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Thanks for all your assistance


Lenguado
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Lenguado » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:43 pm

Same thing happening to me - freaked me out!! Grateful to all responses you got. Helpful to me too.


appleybridger
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Location: Wigan

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by appleybridger » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:26 pm

moose wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Common problem at this time of year when the weather gets colder. Your pressures are probable very close to the warning pressure so when the tyres are cold it triggers the alert.

I wait for a very cold day and when the car has been standing for a few hours take a reading and inflate them all by a couple of pounds.

Bob
I follow the logic but why do I get the warning that the tyre pressure is low only after about half an hours driving when the tyre has heated.


User avatar
Vespa
Posts: 2695
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:50 am
Location: North West UK

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by Vespa » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:52 pm

There is a SSM for tyre warning lights but it covers all the wheels I think SSM72396 and SSM73478. Please note that these relate to all wheels at once and need dignostics from the dealer. These were active in August but could have been superceeded.
R Sport 180 in Bluefire with loads of extras. ;)


appleybridger
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Location: Wigan

Re: Tyre pressure monitor

Post by appleybridger » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 pm

Whats SSM please? And where can I get details from?


Post Reply

Return to “Wheels, Tyres, Suspension”


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests