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  Low tire pressure warning - Posted: 12-22-2011, 07:03 AM
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My appologies if this is in the wrong forum...

'09 Charger. The low tire pressure warning light has come on AGAIN, 4th time for this since new. Tire pressure is correct. How does one reset this, or is this a dealer only procedure?

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 Posted: 12-22-2011, 02:08 PM
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what do you have the tires set at?? If they are all at 35 PSI, bring it in to the dealer, either a sensor went bad or the WIN module is failing.
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A drop in outside temperature will affect your tire pressure too, and it might be dipping just below where the car thinks a tire is low on air. I'd check it manually too instead of just with the vehicle system and compare them.
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I pump my tires up 5 psi in the winter so this doesnt happen. You might find it beneficial as well.
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I pump my tires up 5 psi in the winter so this doesnt happen. You might find it beneficial as well.
This or inflating the tires with Nitrogen also helps, Nitrogen inflated tires dont change as drasticly as tires filled just with air.
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that would help too.
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Thanks for all the responses on this. This has been an ongoing problem since we bought this... the other times there was a problem taken care of at the stealership. I checked the tire pressure, fronts were 28psi, rears were 30. I inflated the fronts to 30psi to match the rears, but no joy. My tire gauge is pretty old, so was going to get a newer one and recheck them. In the mean time, I will adjust the pressure in all to 32 on my gauge and see what happens. According to the sticker on the B-pillar, the proper pressure is 32. Will let you know if it solves the problem.


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brian, as a retired dealer tech, i can tell ya that the door stickers are written to cause premature wear due to underinflation. the manufacturer's also do this for a softer ride quality, & less road noise. i personally keep all my vehicle's tire's at the max inflation given on the tire sidewall. this give's me better economy, longer lasting tire's, & better handling. as for your issue. federal law as of 08 model's were mandated to have t p monitering system's that use 26 psi as the lowest pressure. most systems will throw a code at this pressure. invest in a quality gauge. pump them up to max pressure, check them monthly at the minimum. on my 011 charger you can read the air pressure of each tire, as seen by the t p moniter system on the dash readout.
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Thanks again for all the replies on this. Had to take it in for oil and filter so told the dealer to have a look at it. Their response was the same as yours.. increase tire pressure. According to the w/o, the tech adjusted the pressure and reset the threshold on the car. Going to check the pressure tomorrow when it's cold. The "boss" is busy with it today. Will report back with the pressure they set it at.
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brian, as a retired dealer tech, i can tell ya that the door stickers are written to cause premature wear due to underinflation. the manufacturer's also do this for a softer ride quality, & less road noise. i personally keep all my vehicle's tire's at the max inflation given on the tire sidewall. this give's me better economy, longer lasting tire's, & better handling. as for your issue. federal law as of 08 model's were mandated to have t p monitering system's that use 26 psi as the lowest pressure. most systems will throw a code at this pressure. invest in a quality gauge. pump them up to max pressure, check them monthly at the minimum. on my 011 charger you can read the air pressure of each tire, as seen by the t p moniter system on the dash readout.
i dont think any one would try that after the Ford Firestone atx explorer mess.
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I leave my t p 3 Psi below max.
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Checked tire pressure this morning. 38psi!! No wonder it road like it had no suspenion. I dropped them all to 35, still with my old gauge. So far no low tire lite. Wife said it was slipping and sliding worse than normal yesterday in the rain.. makes sense since there would be less flex in the sidewall at the higher pressure.
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mastertec; just checked the label on my 11 charger, says to inflate tires to 30 psi recomendation. tires are michelin's, rated at 44psi maximum inflation under full load. so theoretically, inflating them to 30 psi will cause them to wear faster due to underinflation. i personally witnessed this for over 25 years, in dealerships, ranging from gm, vw, toyota, ford, kia, etc. as for them not doing this due to the firestone fiasco, cmon be realistic, that was due to firestone not building a tire correctly, & all vehicle manufacturer's not telling the owners to keep better track of their tire wear & pressure. just like when firestone first tried building radials in the 70's. another fiasco i witnessed first hand, working in a tire dealership at the time.
fords major issue was in trying to keep the tire issue quiet, instead of manning up, & replacing all the firestone tires when the problem first surfaced. all manufacturer's do this, & will continue. no matter what people think.
please dont take offense here, the above is my humble opinion, based on my observation's gathered from working on cars professionally from 1975- the present day. i am retired now due to terminall health issues, but i still keep my hand in, as do all of us here.
also just as an aside here; most cars & trucks sent to dealerships new, have tires on them that were purchased in large bulk groups, at the cheapest possible price, for several reasons. premature wear, cost cutting, name recogntion, etc. these are the reasons why the service end of dealerships are always more profitable than the sales side. a fact that has been proven to me many times over my career.
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Finally had time to get a new gauge and rechecked them. Dropped them all to 31 cold and it rides a lot nicer and no low tire lite.

Larry, thanks for the suggestion but I will trade a little extra wear for a better ride. Even 5lbs over Chryslers recommended pressure and the ride went to crap.
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