07 Tire Pressure Light - Kia Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 09:38 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default 07 Tire Pressure Light

I'm having a problem with the tire pressure warning light on my 2007 Optima. It came on and I checked the tire pressure and all tires had the correct psi so I had it reset at the dealership. Once again, the light is on and the tire pressure is correct. Anyone know if I can disable this feature or what could be causing this invalid warning?
js349 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 12:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryville TN
Posts: 32
Drives: 07 Entourage / 05 Elantra GT
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

Be sure to check the pressure when cold first thing in the morning and make sure it matches the pressure indicated on the label inside the drivers door. Any number 4 or 5 psi below recomended will set off the light.

This time of year with the drop in temps cause the indicator on many of the TPMS equiped vehicles to go off since colder temps make the air have less pressure.

Our van takes a minute or two of driving to register the increase in air and turns off the light.
afob3 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 07:04 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default

Thanks, but I already thought about the fact that it's getting colder and it might have an affect on the tire pressure. The problem is I drive 47 miles one way to work on the interstate and the light never goes off. I believe that is sufficient time to allow the tires to warm up and make the light go off.
js349 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryville TN
Posts: 32
Drives: 07 Entourage / 05 Elantra GT
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

Yeah they probably should warm up by then Sorry if you felt I was talking down but I go through this explanation every fall with my wife who believes temp and pressure have nothing to do with eachother.
afob3 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 11:17 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: US
Posts: 100
Drives: 07 Optima 2.4L
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

Yes, had a similar problem driving through Flagstaff last week. TPMS sensor light came on after driving 07 Optima on interstate over an hour in the early morning and parking car a short while for breakfast. Light came on while driving off. (Cold morning in high 30's F range at around 8000 feet altitude.) Checked all tires, one was low, filled it to spec, but light did not go out until after about 15 minutes of driving down I-40 and down the mountain. If your problem persists, you do need to have it checked out at your dealership. TPMS uses radio transmitters in your tire valves and one could be faulty. I recall seeing a TSB for techs to check the tire pressures at delivery and mentions cautions to owners regarding cold ambient temps that will likely cause the warning light to come on. You still need to check your tire pressures yourself on a regular basis with a reliable gauge, as air tends to find its way out of your tires over time anyway, and you are responsible for checking it, just like you should always personally check all your fluids under the hood on a regular basis, just to be safe, especially when driving long distances.
l.r.vanallen is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 11:46 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: US
Posts: 100
Drives: 07 Optima 2.4L
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default TPMS-a life-saver (and the handy 12-volt trunk outlet))

Forgot to mention how much of a potential life-saver the TPMS can be if you run over a nail or screw. Just this summer noticed the dashboard light shortly after leaving a driveway on the other side of town. Quickly pulled over down the street and looked closely at each one of my tires and heard a hissing noise. Rolled the car forward a little, and sure enough, saw the shiny screw which had lodged itself deep in the tread. Was able to find a tire repair store not too far away. They were able to easily and inexpensively fix the puncture. Really appreciated not having to find out my tire was in trouble until it went completely flat and ruined the sidewall and possibly the car (and me) in an accident. By the way, if you have not found it yet, there is a handy 12-volt plug in the trunk of the 07 Optima, on the lower right hand side, which can be used to plug a portable tire inflator into (a highly- recommended item for the trunk.) A very thoughtful feature, indeed. This outlet stays powered, so the ignition does not have to be turned on and off.
l.r.vanallen is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 01:48 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Posts: 11
Drives: 2008 Kia Rondo EX-V6 Luxury, 2004 Mazda 3 GT GFX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

Try to remove the fuse in the inside fuse panel. Tell us if it worked.

Regards
rosydan is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 10:30 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default Tire pressure light.

If the correct presure is in the tires and the light stays on that is the dealers problem, not yours and they should fix it under warranty. I let two of my tires down to low and the light came on then when I put the right pressure in it went off. No idea what could be causing yours to stay on. I remember reading something about it in the owners manual so take a look see.
Huney1 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 10:35 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

"Forgot to mention how much of a potential life-saver the TPMS can be if you run over a nail or screw." You got that right! We were on vacation in NC on the Interstate and a guy pulled up besided us and motioned to put down my window and he said your right rear tire is real low. Thankeee kindly Sir. Sure enough, a piece of sharp metal had penetrated it and about five miles to the next exit. I had a can of fix a flat which I always carry and one of those 12 Volt plug in air pumps you get at WalMart for $15.00 I put the fix a flat in and drive to the filling station and got it plugged style fixed. TPM something a woman should never be without, that and a cell phone especially when they're on the interstate or traveling alone. The "drive flat" tires are good to.
Huney1 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 06:27 PM
Expert
 
2004riotuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Whitby Ontario
Posts: 818
Drives: 2004 Kia Rio 2011 Kia Sorento LX V6 AWD
Gallery: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

I would take it in to the dealer.. I've read a couple TSB's about the TPMS light coming on a staying on even with proper tire inflation.

2004 Kia Rio - Garrett GT28R - 1.4 Bar
0-100mph under 13 seconds
How's that for Power to Surprise.
2004riotuner is offline  
Reply

  Kia Forum > KIA Models > Kia Magentis & Optima Forum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On