I've got 5,000 miles on my 2009 Nissan Altima and I've already had to take the car in to the dealer to get a TPMS sensor replaced. I had the tire looked at and it wasn't creating a seal on the tire, and thus leaking like I had a nail in the tire.
I got it fixed and a week later the TPMS light is blinking for a minute and then staying lit. I looked this up and it looks like it's a faulty sensor indication. I am taking it back into the dealer this week to get it fixed (and probably replaced) again. I'm not sure yet if it's the same sensor though.
Is this a common occurrence? Am I going to be going nutty for the life of my car?
this is what i get with my aftermarket wheels and tires. it comes on flashing and stays on. its telling me there are no sensors in the car. in your case its telling you you either have a tire with inadequate air pressure or a defective sensor.
to answer your questions, no this is not a normal thing for stock wheels/tires and yes you will be going nutty the entire time you own the car. welcome to nissan!
This started to happen to me just yesterday.. TPMS blinks for a minute, and stays on. Faulty sensor I guess, because I checked my pressure, and all were at 33 psi.
It was too damn cold outside to even check the pressure.. So, didn't bother to fill the tires to 35 psi. I thought it should fix itself when the pressure's right. Six hours of driving didn't fix it. Now I'm wondering what's happening.
They just had to reset my TPMS system when this happened to me once. 5 minute fix, no charge.
Just take it to the dealer and ask them to fix it ?
'08 Altima 3.5 SE
Just love it !
Mods - All LEDs except turns and glove box, Redline Tuning hood struts, 6000k lows, 5000k fogs, Footwell lighting, 20% Solargard all around, Michelin Primacy MXV4 All-season (Stocks ran for 36k miles with 3/32" still left on them)
Just to give an update to this. I took it to the Nissan Dealer and they just had to reset the TPMS sensor. It was about 10-15 minutes.
If you look in the manual, there are a couple of ways the TPMS sensor can go off. In my case, when you turned on the car, it would blink on and off continuously for an entire minute and then would stay on. For me, the issue was the sensor had lost communication with the computer (or at least that's what I was told).
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