What Does The Honda TPMS Light Mean?
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your Honda is designed to alert you when one or more of your tires falls below the recommended tire pressure. This warning light is typically yellow and looks like a cutaway tire with an exclamation point; however, in some newer Honda models the warning light is more of a warning message and it explicitly states, “Tire Pressures Low.”
Drivers who own Honda vehicles equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist will have even more information at their disposal as it also displays the current tire pressure for each tire and indicates which tire or tires need attention.
What To Do If The TPMS Light Is On?
Regardless of which indicator your Honda model has, you’ll want to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Low tire pressure can cause excessive wear on your tires, make your vehicle less efficient, or potentially lead to a dangerous blowout while driving.
To avoid any of the above scenarios, and to make the warning light go away, take the following actions:
- Stop the vehicle in a safe place.
- Use an air pump to adjust the air pressure to the specified level, which can be found on a label located on the inside of the driver’s side door jam.
- If you have the Tire Fill Assist feature, leave the vehicle on. It will provide audible and visual assistance. When the proper pressure is set, beeper sounds and exterior lights will flash rapidly.
- If you do not have the Tire Fill Assist feature, use the tire gauge to monitor current levels.
- If you over inflate the tire or tires, let some air out until you’ve reached the recommended tire pressure. Over-inflated tires can be just as dangerous to drive on.
If you’ve followed the above steps, but the TPMS light is still on, here’s how to reset the Honda TPMS.
Honda Service In Westerville
Drastic changes in outside temperatures, like cold nights to warm days, which of course are plenty common in the fall and spring in Ohio can cause the loss of tire pressure and usually just adding some more air will do the trick. However, if the TPMS light continues to come on, even after you’ve filled the tires, you may have a leak and need a patch or a new tire.
If that’s the case, be sure to schedule a service appointment at the Roush Honda service center in Westerville.