Tpms faulty??

jdogjen

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Hello all,
A quick question; on my 2016 encore sport my low tire pressure warning light just came on, in fact the diagram of the car telling me it was the front passenger side tire at 28psi. I stopped at my local gas station and went to fill it with 35psi only to find out it was already at 35. I checked the other tires and found them all good. Am I to believe I have a bad tpms sensor? Any help be greatly appreciated
 

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While it could be going or is bad doing a TPMS reset may confirm one way or the other.
 

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TPMS sensors normally just fail, I've never had one read false pressure. I haven't lost one on the Encore yet but lost one on the Trax a couple of years ago. They typically last 6-7 years but can fail at any time.
 

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I am not familiar with the tpms reset. Can someone explain?\
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How did you determine you had 35 PSI in all the tires?
Do you own a digital or analog tire pressure gauge?
I would not rely on the accuracy of a gas station air pump.
Did you look in your owners manual for the TPMS reset?
The sensors have batteries in them and thus can fail over time.
The TPMS reset Is typically done when tires are rotated or snow tires are mounted or removed.
 

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Very simple to reset tpms If you have this tool. This one works for GM and Ford. I got mine from ebay. You can get them cheaper from Ali Express but takes longer to get here.


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First turn key to ignition "ON" and bring down driver's side window.

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Then press the menu button

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Then scroll to tpms

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Press and hold the set button.

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This menu will appear.

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Scroll to yes and press the set button again. This will put you in TPMS relearn mode. With the tool go to the front driver's side ( front marker light will be on ) and press start, hold tool close to valve until horn sounds once,

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Then the right front marker light will come on indicating you have to do that wheel next ending with driver's side rear wheel sounding the horn 3 times indicating all 4 TPMS have successfully reprogrammed.
 
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Joester

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Front left TPMS in my '16 is reading faulty, confirmed by 2 different digital pressure gauges. It needs tires anyway so I'll probably replace all 4.
Confirmed pressure is 35PSI, reading is anywhere from about 28 - 31 PSI depending on temperature.
 

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I got some from ebay at a good price. Stealer wanted $82 + tax for one. Got 4 for $50 delivered to my house.GM#13598772




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Well this is random went to the Mailbox and the ones I ordered for my daughter's Encore were delivered.

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There also is an Encore TPMS reset feature on youtube which is not listed in the owners manual. It involves the horn beeping to indicate that the specific TPMS is recognized. This is for when you rotate the tires and want the tires to calibrate with the interior gauge display.
 

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You still need a special tool as I explained earlier in this thread.
If it's a question about the TPMS sensor being recognized after a tire rotation, no tool is required to purchase as there is a procedure no listed in the owners manual.
 

poncho167

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I'd like to see that...

Key on
In menu, highlight tire pressure, hold the outer stalk button that would otherwise reset your trip.
Car horn will honk.
Start at driver front tire and add or remove air until horn honks.
Move to passenger front and repeat add or remove air until horn honks.
Move to passenger rear and repeat.
Then lastly, driver rear.
Horn will honk twice after passenger rear.
Key off then start engine.
Tires should have the correct orientation now as to where they are mounted versus what the display shows
 

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I guess you didn't find the YouTube video! Did you try this yourself before putting it here on forum? This will not work on an Encore, Trax or Cruze. Might work on an older Silverado though.
No, I found it on another Encore site which the poster claimed it worked on his Encore.
 

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No, I found it on another Encore site which the poster claimed it worked on his Encore.
You can try it on my Park Avenue, if youd like.

No scan tool can reset my TPMS!
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No, I found it on another Encore site which the poster claimed it worked on his Encore.
Okay, you can go back to that forum and tell them it doesn't work!
I know I had tried this before but I tried it again to prove a point. It doesn't work on an ENcore, Trax or Cruze. All I got was a flat tire, a low tire pressure warning and an email from OnStar.

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BuickGirlFromMars

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I was actually joking. I know it's in the DIC to reset as it doesn't use TPMS Sensors but instead wheel speed.

Also, some are burnt out, mostly on the right
 
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