I have a 2010 element ex the TPMS light was on not the low tire took it my machinic he hooked up the computer and two of the sensors were not registering. replaced the left front and left rear sensors with honda sensors gotten from honda dealer. he did somesort of registering of each sensor all four wheels. this turned off the TPMS light. but the low air light came on and was flashing. He had me drive the car approximately 3 miles at 28 mph this was suppose to reset the light but it didn't. He went thru the whole process agan checked air pressure redid the sensor registration on the computer ect. drove it again still flashing tire pressur light My son has to go back to school today approx 250miles is it safe to drive all the tires are holding pressure at 34psi
Country: United StatesMake: HondaModel: Element EXYear: 2010
driven the car approx 70 miles
Hello, these tire pressure monitoring systems can drive you crazy, even for those of us that are trained on the systems it's still tricky to get it working right. I suspect your issue is with the programming tool he used, a lot of the aftermarket equipment doesn't work quite as well as the dealer tools.
But, to answer your question, it's 100% safe to drive with the light on, it's no different than driving a car without tpms, well other than the flashing light. He'll just have to pay attention to his tires, just like you would have on an older car, take a look at them when you get in the car, check the air pressure regularly and you won't have any trouble.
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so you think i need to run the car by a honda dealer and let them do the reset?
If you can they should be able to take care of it, but I wouldn't change your plans to make it happen.
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