Ford Explorer: How To Reset The TPMS

If the Tire Pressure Management System on the Ford Explorer is not working properly, you may have to reset the system. Follow these steps to re-initialize the TPMS.

Before You Start: Ensure all tires are properly inflated to the recommended pressure.

2021 – 2023 Models

  1. Turn on the ignition, but do not start the engine.
  2. Use the up or down arrow on the steering wheel to navigate to the “Settings” menu.
  3. Press the OK button on the steering wheel.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to navigate to “Driver Assist.”
  5. Select “Tire Pressure” using the OK button.
  6. Select “Calibrate” and then “Yes” to confirm.
  7. The TPMS warning light will flash for about two minutes, indicating that the system is in relearn mode.
  8. Drive thevehicle for at least 20 minutes at a speed of 20-30 mph.
  9. Once the TPMS warning light goes out, the system has been reset.

2006 – 2020 Models

  1. Turn on the ignition, but do not start the engine.
  2. Press the “Setup” button near the speedometer display.
  3. Use the “+” or “-” button to scroll to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” and press the “Reset” button near the speedometer display.
  4. The display will show “Hold Reset = Set” or “Hold Reset = Train Left Front Tire.” Press and hold the “Reset” button until the display shows “Tire Train Left Front Tire.”
  5. Release the “Reset” button.
  6. Starting from the left front tire, press the tire valve stem with a tire pressure gauge until you hear a horn beep. This indicates that the TPMS sensor has been reset for that tire.
  7. Repeat this process for the right front, right rear, and left rear tires in that order.
  8. After resetting the final tire, the TPMS system will complete the reset process, and the display will show “Tire Training Complete.”
  9. Turn off the ignition.

2002 – 2005 Models

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.
  2. Locate the “Reset” button below the speedometer and fuel gauge on the instrument cluster.
  3. Press and hold the “Reset” button until the tire pressure monitor light on the dashboard flashes three times. This may take up to 10 seconds.
  4. Release the “Reset” button.
  5. Start the engine and drive the vehicle for at least 10 minutes at a speed of 30 mph or more.

1995 – 2001 Models

The 1995-2001 Ford Explorer model does not have a built-in TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System).

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