If you rotate or replace the tires on the Chevy Cruze, you may need to reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). GM didn’t make it very easy to reset the system, but it can be done without having to go to the dealership.
2011 – 2023 Models
- Get a Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor Activation Tool like this one.
- Set the parking brake.
- Turn the ignition to the “On/Run” position to enable the electronics. Do not start the engine.
- Press the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter’s “Lock” and “Unlock” buttons simultaneously for about five seconds. The horn will beep twice to signal the receiver is in relearn mode. “TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE” will be displayed on the display on the instrument panel.
- Place the relearn tool against the front driver’s side tire sidewall, about 2 inches away from the valve stem. Then press the button of the reset tool to activate the TPMS sensor. A horn beep confirms the sensor ID code has been matched to the tire and wheel position.
- Perform the step 5 procedure on the passenger-side front tire.
- Perform the step 5 procedure on the passenger-side rear tire.
- Perform the step 5 procedure on the driver-side rear tire. The horn should sound twice to indicate the sensor ID code has been matched to the driver-side rear tire, and the TPMS sensor matching process is completed. The “TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE” message will be displayed on the display on the instrument panel.
- Turn the ignition to “Off.”
- Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure levels, as shown on the side of the tires.
You have successfully completed resetting the Tire Pressure Monitoring System on the Chevy Cruze.
What is the TPMS?
TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The system is designed to monitor the air pressure in the tires and alert the driver if the pressure falls below a certain threshold.
How does the TPMS work?
The TPMS system works by using sensors mounted inside each tire, which communicate with the vehicle’s onboard computer. If the air pressure in any tire falls below a certain level, the sensor sends a signal to the computer, which then illuminates a warning light on the dashboard.
Can I ignore the TPMS light?
No, you shouldn’t. If the TPMS warning light comes on your vehicle’s dashboard, check the tire pressure and inflate the tires to the recommended level as soon as possible. The TPMS system is an important safety feature that can help prevent accidents caused by low tire pressure, such as blowouts or loss of control.