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Old 11-06-2011, 11:33 PM
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Unhappy TPMS issue

Has anybody experienced this? Had a warning light come on (low tire pressure) along with the EVIC TPMS warning of a low tire. It was the right rear tire. All other tires showed 31 pounds, but the right rear showed 29. With that tire flashing in the EVIC, I stopped at a local convenience store for some air. After 75 cents for 3 minutes of air (that's another topic for a later date, as I have a real issue with paying for air!), I had it to 31 pounds. However, the EVIC continued to show the warning, and the low tire pressure light remained on. I stopped and turned off the truck, and restarted it. The condition remains.

Is there some way to clear this, or is this a malfunction of the TPMS?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:55 PM
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You need to read the door sticker for the correct tire pressure, i believe you are low by more than 7%
Then you need to drive it for about 5 or more miles

It explains the process in your owners manual
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Here's the reset procedure:
If the vehicle has been stationary for more then 20 minutes drive the vehicle for a minimum of 10 minutes while maintaining a continuous speed above 15 mph (24 km/h) . During this time the system will learn the new sensor ID. A new sensor ID can also be programmed directly into the WCM by using a RKE-TPM Analyzer in conjunction with a Scan Tool. Once the new sensor ID has been programmed the RKE-TPM Analyzer can be used to update the TPMS by activating the sensor.
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Sensor ID? Do you mean for a new TPMS sensor?

I will check the door sticker as advised. I haven't changed tire pressure since it was purchased new from the dealer. Would it have come from the factory with low tire pressures?
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:27 AM
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It could have possibly sat for a period of time, between the factory & when you bought it, but usually the factory over inflates the tire pressure so that the railway or truckers transport without a bouncing vehicle

if you are near a national chain type tire store, they would have the proper tool to check out your TPMS & tell you just what your tire pressure should be
or you can go to your Dodge dealership
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2011RamCC, I just went through this exact same thing. All you have to do is air up your tire pressure to 35 psi and it will turn off your low tire pressure warning system. Mine happened when we had a couple of cold days that cause the tire air pressure to drop.
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Thanks, I will do that today. What had me so concerned was that even after I put air into the tire, the right rear tire in the EVIC continued to flash and give me a low tire warning light. I drove it several miles after the tire was inflated, but the warning on the EVIC and the dash light never went out.
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with my Crew cab I had to put 40 lbs so the light would go off.
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Well, I inflated all 4 tires to 36 pounds each. Drove it only about 100 yards, and the light went out. I know that the tires were a bit underinflated, but it seemed to ride a lot better then.
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I just had the same problem with my truck. It was the first cold weather we have had so far this year in florida. I drove mine around most of the morning expecting the sensor to reset, but it just kept giving me a low warning (right rear tire also). I ended up going to the dealer because i have nitrogen inflation and they pumped up all tires to 35 psi and no problems since.
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