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Old 09-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Low Tire Sensor

When I turn my car on a msg comes up that says "Low Tire Sensor Fault". I'm guessing that the tires aren't necessary low but the sensor it self is bad. This is my first mustang and my first vehicle with low tire sensor so I have no clue how they work or even where they are. Any ideas how I can get to them or do I have to take it to the dealer?
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Have you checked the pressure yourself to confirm?
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behind valve stem . CK tire pressure . take to dealer probably bad sensor
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The TPMS sensors are inside the tires. You physically have to have the tires removed to get to them. Never fully trust the nannies, check the pressure at all four corners yourself. Add air if necessary to recommended tire pressure, located inside the door on the driver side. If all the tires are fine then go to the dealer and have them check it out. Remember that with lower profile tires the sidewalls are stronger and don't show low pressure as easy as bigger balloon tires. Good luck.
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Re: Low Tire Sensor

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When I turn my car on a msg comes up that says "Low Tire Sensor Fault". I'm guessing that the tires aren't necessary low but the sensor it self is bad. This is my first mustang and my first vehicle with low tire sensor so I have no clue how they work or even where they are. Any ideas how I can get to them or do I have to take it to the dealer?
This seems to me like a bad sensor, completely independent of tire pressure. how old it is and how many miles? hit any mean potholes lately?
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When I turn my car on a msg comes up that says "Low Tire Sensor Fault". I'm guessing that the tires aren't necessary low but the sensor it self is bad. This is my first mustang and my first vehicle with low tire sensor so I have no clue how they work or even where they are. Any ideas how I can get to them or do I have to take it to the dealer?
My car says something similar every time I turn it on, but that's because I don't have TPMS sensors. Sounds like one of them ate it ... should be covered under warranty.

You didn't replace your wheels though, right?
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I bought the car as a certified pre-owned. It's a 2010 and, unless I'm mistaking, it does not have the stock wheels.
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I bought the car as a certified pre-owned. It's a 2010 and, unless I'm mistaking, it does not have the stock wheels.
The new wheels probably don't have TPMS sensors then... they are very expensive.
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That would make sense.
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Just so you know, it doesn't have any effect other than making the dash light and info center message come up. You get used to it after a while.
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If you have stock wheels........put some air in them and press the reset button.
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Just so you know, it doesn't have any effect other than making the dash light and info center message come up. You get used to it after a while.
But it is kind of annoying. :/
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My light stays on year around.No sensors in mine either.Got 4 for sale though.Not sure they work with 10 model.You could pull them up on AM or wherever and check year dates. Off the 12 GT.
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My light stays on year around.No sensors in mine either.Got 4 for sale though.Not sure they work with 10 model.You could pull them up on AM or wherever and check year dates. Off the 12 GT.
MY10-13 use the same sensors (valve stem style), 09 and below use the old band-style ones and aren't compatible with the newer cars.
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Thanks guys. It is annoying but I think I rather spend my money on more fun stuff first.
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Thanks guys. It is annoying but I think I rather spend my money on more fun stuff first.
Lol agreed! I wouldn't have put sensors in my new wheels if I hadn't gotten them for $60 for all 4
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Lol agreed! I wouldn't have put sensors in my new wheels if I hadn't gotten them for $60 for all 4
If that's all they were you got an awesome deal. I would have too.
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If that's all they were you got an awesome deal. I would have too.
Yea bought them off a guy, never installed. Usually costs that $60 for one
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The problem is that TPMS sensors have a tendency to fail and leak. When one does fail, I don't think the car tells which one isn't reporting so you might end up replacing all four, which includes having the tires unmounted, then remounted and balanced. I had we the money to but them, but didn't get them as much for reliability as much as cost savings.
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My light stays on year around.No sensors in mine either.Got 4 for sale though.Not sure they work with 10 model.You could pull them up on AM or wherever and check year dates. Off the 12 GT.
Uhm... How much would you like for them?
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