TIRE PRESSURE WARNING SYSTEM PRECAUTION


  1. PRECAUTION FOR DISCONNECTING CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL

    Note

    When disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal, initialize the following systems after the cable is reconnected.

    System Name See Procedure
    Lane Departure Alert System (w/ Steering Control)

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    Parking Assist Monitor System
    Pre-collision System
    Panoramic View Monitor System
  2. IGNITION SWITCH EXPRESSIONS


    1. The type of ignition switch used on this model differs depending on the specifications of the vehicle. The expressions listed in the table below are used in this section.

      Expression Ignition Switch (Position) Engine Switch (Condition)
      Ignition Switch off LOCK Off (Lock)
      Ignition Switch ACC ACC On (ACC)
      Ignition Switch ON ON On (IG)
      Engine Start START On (Start)
  3. TIRE PRESSURE WARNING ECU AND RECEIVER EXPRESSIONS


    1. The type of tire pressure warning ECU and receiver used on this model differs depending on the specifications of the vehicle. The expressions listed in the table below are used in this section.

      Vehicle Specification Part Name in Manual Actual Part Name
      w/ Smart Entry and Start System Tire pressure warning ECU and receiver Electrical key and tire pressure monitoring system receiver assembly
      w/o Smart Entry and Start System Door control and tire pressure monitoring system receiver assembly
  4. TIRE PRESSURE WARNING SYSTEM PRECAUTION


    1. Tire pressure decreases naturally over time, which also occurs in vehicle models without a tire pressure warning system.

      Tech Tips

      Tire pressure decreases by approximately 5 kPa (0.05 kgf/cm2, 0.7 psi) to 10 kPa (0.1 kgf/cm2, 1.5 psi) per month.

    2. It is necessary for the tire pressures to be adjusted periodically.

    3. In winter, tire pressure may decrease due to low ambient temperatures (tire pressure decreases by approximately 10 kPa (0.1 kgf/cm2, 1.5 psi) for every 10°C (18°F) drop in the ambient temperature). Therefore, the tire pressure warning system is more likely to indicate a warning if the tire pressures are not adjusted appropriately. If the daily temperature variation is large, increase the pressure of the tires so that the tire pressures are suitable under cold conditions. As a result, unnecessary tire pressure warning operations should decrease.

    4. Depending on the tire type, the system may not function properly even if the specified wheels are used.

    5. To prevent damage to the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, make sure that the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter does not interfere with the tire bead when installing or removing a tire.

    6. To prevent damage to the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, before disengaging the tire bead or removing the tire from the wheel, drop the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter into the wheel.

    7. Always use a new grommet and valve core when installing a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter to ensure the sealing performance.

    8. When replacing the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, all tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes and the amount of tires with transmitters must be registered to the tire pressure warning ECU and receiver. Even when replacing only one of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitters, all tire pressure warning valve and transmitter ID codes and the amount of tires with transmitters must be re-registered.

      Make sure to record the current ID codes and already registered tires with transmitters (4 or 5) before performing registration for new ID codes and tires with transmitters.

    9. Use only a specified cap. If an unspecified cap is used, it may seize to the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter.

    10. The system is disabled under the following conditions (when the condition returns to normal, the system will work properly).


      1. When all of the tire and wheel assemblies that have tire pressure warning valve and transmitters registered with the tire pressure warning ECU and receiver have not been installed.

      2. When all of the transmitter ID codes are not registered with the tire pressure warning ECU and receiver.

      3. When the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter battery is depleted (Battery life is 10 years).

    11. The system may become disabled under the following conditions (when the condition returns to normal, the system will work properly).


      1. When electric devices or facilities using similar radio frequencies are nearby.

      2. When a wireless device or other equipment operating at a similar frequency is in use in the vehicle.

      3. When a window tint that affects radio wave signals is installed.

      4. When there is a lot of snow or ice on the vehicle, in particular, around the wheels or wheel housing.

      5. When non-genuine wheels are used.

      6. When tire chains are used.

      7. When aftermarket tire repair sealant is used.

        CAUTION:

        After use of tire repair sealant, replacement of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter is required to ensure normal system operation. (Normal system operation cannot be ensured by only repairing or replacing the tire.)

    12. w/ Tire Inflation Pressure Display Function:


      1. The tire inflation pressure display function displays the position and pressure of each tire on the multi-information display. If the position and pressure of each tire are not displayed, the problem may be alleviated by driving the vehicle to a location where the signal reception is better.

    13. w/ ID Switching Function:


      1. If ID switching (Main ←→ 2nd) is performed, the tire pressure values stored inside the tire pressure warning ECU and receiver are reset.

        Note

        If the tire pressure warning system is malfunctioning, make sure to perform troubleshooting for the system before performing ID switching (Main ←→ 2nd). (Make sure to perform ID switching after the malfunction has been resolved.)

      2. It is not possible to perform ID switching if ID registration has not been completed for the 2nd tire set.

  5. NECESSARY PROCEDURES WHEN REPLACING PARTS


    1. ID Registration

      When replacing the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter and tire pressure warning ECU and receiver, perform ID registration for the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter.

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    2. Initialization

      After performing ID registration for the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, make sure to initialize the tire pressure warning system.

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    3. w/ Tire Inflation Pressure Display Function:

      Tire Position Identification

      After performing ID registration for the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter and initializing the tire pressure warning system, perform tire position identification.

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