Tire Pressure Sensor Fault - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



6.4L Power Stroke Diesel Engine fitted to 2008 - 2010 F250, F350 and F450 pickup trucks and F350 + Cab Chassis SPONSORED BY:

     
Old 10-21-2014, 09:09 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
 
Last edit by: IB Cristina
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:
Browse all: Wheels & Tires How-Tos
Print Wikipost

Tire Pressure Sensor Fault

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-11-2012, 02:24 AM
aquaman aquaman is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 995
aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Tire Pressure Sensor Fault

I've been getting this warning intermittently for the past couple of days. 3 months ago, I got a false alarm for low tire pressure.

Is there a way to see which tire is complaining? Do I need to retrain the wheels? I rotated them 10K miles ago, but all 4 are at 75psi so there should not be any complaints.

Or is this something only the dealer can fix?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2012, 08:13 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 26,419
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
To the best of my knowledge you cannot tell which one.

Perhaps a tire shop could tell?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2012, 09:34 AM
Harley250SD Harley250SD is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 40
Harley250SD is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm running at 55 lbs a tire and just had the sensor light go one a few days ago as well and stay on. What is the proper pressure for normal driving? (without load)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2012, 10:11 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 26,419
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
door cert label will have it..but mine says 65 psi.

keep in mind that is min...max will be on your tires.

Also the lower the pressure the more rolling resistance you have. Maybe a better ride but also less hauling capacity too.

Higher loads then you need to increase the air pressure.

I run all mine at 80 psi.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2012, 04:50 PM
smcnulty's Avatar
smcnulty smcnulty is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
smcnulty is starting off with a positive reputation.
check the spear tire I had low pressure in the spear
and it set off the light
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Tom's Avatar
Tom Tom is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Braham, MN
Posts: 21,345
Tom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputationTom has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcnulty View Post
check the spear tire I had low pressure in the spear
and it set off the light
This doesn't sound right to me, as there is no TPMS sensor in a factory spare tire. Did someone swap a factory rim into your spare position?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2012, 12:33 AM
aquaman aquaman is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 995
aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Got the truck back from the dealer. They scanned everything and no trouble or stored PIDS found. Weird since I thought there was some counter that stored how many miles since the last fault or something.

They reset my tire pressures back to 65psi in front and 80psi in the rear and then retrained the sensors. I had all 4 set at 75psi earlier.

What's not clear to me is why that would fix a "tire pressure sensor fault". If my tires were low or too high, it'd make more sense to say tire pressure 'low' or 'high' instead of 'fault'

I guess I'll keep an eye on this. I asked the service adviser what happens if I have the same problem after my 3/36 expires. It sounded like they'd still fix it at no charge since I complained about it already

BTW, I've been driving without my spare for a long time. No issues. It's sitting under my workbench in my garage. When my wife drives without her spare, her car is expecting the 5th sensor and complains accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2012, 07:50 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 26,419
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
gotta ask...why no spare?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2012, 11:34 PM
aquaman aquaman is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 995
aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.aquaman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
It's 125-150 fewer pounds of mass I have spend fuel on accelerating around town :-) Probably doesn't make much difference in the truck, but for sure my wife says without her spare, she feels a big difference in her car, as if she got a few extra HP.

In the past 25yrs, I've yet to need my spare tire(s)...knocking on lots of wood. The few times I've had nails/screws in my tires, I just drove it like for a short distance until I could get it fixed. If I'm going on a cross-state trip, the spare goes back in.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2012, 08:22 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 26,419
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
seems around here alot of peopl emply that spare tire removal. I usually drive by them on the side of the road waiting on a jack or on the cell phone.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2012, 04:26 AM
Neil64 Neil64 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 422
Neil64 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Air Pressure

I keep 60 in front and 50-55 in the rear in my factory 20s with Goodyear Wrangler AT/S'. They seem to wearing OK and I rarely haul anything with any weight. When the snowplow goes on, the front go to 80psi and the rear to 65psi with a bed load of old wheels and tires for ballast. For you folks that run 65 or 85 psi empty, are your tires wearing evenly?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2012, 06:15 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 26,419
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
Mine are at 80 and wear just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 AM
slowmans's Avatar
slowmans slowmans is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,686
slowmans has a good reputation on FTE.slowmans has a good reputation on FTE.
I know a lot of people don't, but you SHOULD keep your tires at max. I was told this by the gentleman who is a tire distributer and changes our tires on our fleet trucks at work. That being said I keep mine at 72 all around and max is 80.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-07-2013, 01:16 AM
Enviroguy Enviroguy is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 23
Enviroguy is starting off with a positive reputation.
Lightbulb Tire Pressure Sensor Fault

Ok so I spent 6hrs at the dealership today trouble shooting my "Tire Pressure Sensor Fault" on my brand new F-250 Platinum Super Duty I spent way to much on. What we've come to conclude is, the module that receives or controls the receiver for the tire sensors, also controls the receiver for the remote keyless entry. It gets radio frequency interference or RFI from various apple products and motorola gadgets that may be plugged into any outlet in the truck (including the USB's in the dash) getting juice. Ford motor company only indicates that "some" electronic devices that are being charged in the vehicle "may" cause RF interference to the TPMS module. The dealership basically said, "don't charge anything in the vehicle" which leaves me wondering why the heck they even bothered putting outlets in the truck to begin with .

I've noticed that when my "Tire Pressure Sensor Fault" message comes on, my truck is nearly impossible to remote start/lock/unlock/panic unless I'm literally within a 12' radius of the truck. After unplugging my iPad, my key fob miraculously started working properly. I'm hoping to figure out how to shield the "module" in the passenger door frame/toe kick so that I can charge my phone, iPod, iPad, and cellular booster since my truck is my office.

So far, my plan is to line the cover panel with some foil and grounding it out, kind of like shielding an electric guitar pick up. If anyone else has any ideas, I'd really appreciate some serious input .

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-07-2013, 04:05 PM
datsmoke datsmoke is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
datsmoke is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy001 View Post
This doesn't sound right to me, as there is no TPMS sensor in a factory spare tire. Did someone swap a factory rim into your spare position?
i dont know about that specific vehicle but some cars do have a tpms sensor in the spare tire
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disable TPMS? dave3406 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 46 04-14-2016 07:23 AM
TPMS - low tire pressure light will not go away mebe2k 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 33 11-15-2015 11:56 AM
Towing and tire pressure BCM 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 20 04-27-2015 03:56 PM
Low Tire Pressure Alarm Questions bluefin 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 15 10-24-2014 09:48 AM
Low tire pressure warning nut1605 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 5 12-04-2011 11:17 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2010, econoline, f250, f350, fault, flex, ford, light, low, pressure, sensor, spare, tire, tires, tpms

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.