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If your vehicle's tire pressure becomes
significantly low, the low tire pressure
indicator comes on and a message appears
on the multi-information display. The
specific tire with low pressure is displayed.
What to Do
Stop your vehicle in safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the
pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on
the driver's doorjamb.
Tire Fill Assist
Your vehicle gives you visual and audible alerts to help you adjust the tire
pressure to its appropriate level when the vehicle is on.
While inflating: The system beeps and the exterior lights flash once every 5
When the correct pressure is reached: The system beeps and the exterior
lights flash continuously for 5 seconds. Stop filling the tire.
If you overinflate: The system beeps and the exterior lights flash twice every
Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause it to overheat. An
overheated tire can fail. Always inflate your tires to the specified pressure.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Required Federal Explanation
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the
vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label.
(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure
when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop
and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper
Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction
indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system
detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute
and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to
detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the
installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that
prevent the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate
tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Changing a Flat Tire
If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly and brake
gradually to reduce speed. Then stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with
the compact spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size
tire repaired or replaced.
Getting Ready to Change the Tire
Park the vehicle on a firm, level, and non-slippery surface. Apply the parking
brake, shift to Park (P), and turn the vehicle off. Turn on the hazard warning
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