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

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What does it mean when the TPMS ight on my 2006 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?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  lorunner replied 8 years ago.

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 exclimation point lit?

 

If filling the tires up with air and driving the car over 30mph doesnt 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.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Only the letters TPMS light up. There is no alert for a specific tire that is low in pressure. The light is always off when i start the car and after about 15 minutes of driving the light comes on. I have also read that the sensors being installed incorrectly can cause the VSA to malfuntion. I would appreciate if you can respond on this as that is my reason for asking if I can safely ignore this warning.

Expert:  lorunner replied 8 years ago.
Its is possible under certain circumstances for the TPMS to also trigger the VSA light. When this hapens than the VSA is disabled. At that time i would say its not a good idea to ignore the light. However if just the TPMS is on than i wouldnt worry to much about it.
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