If the Tire Pressure Management System on the Ford Escape isn’t working properly, you may have to reset the system. Follow these steps to re-initialize the TPMS.
The light indicator is a notification to warn you of significantly low air pressure or high-pressure loss in your tires and is NOT to be ignored, as low pressure affects the vehicles overall performance such as:
- How the vehicle drives.
- Increases the need for fuel.
- Tire failure.
First, Check the Recommended Air Levels Needed:
- Refer to the Manufacturer’s Sticker located on the inside of the Driver’s door.
- Fill each tire to the recommended PSI/air pressure.
Keep in mind, after tires are inflated, the outdoor temperature affects how fast the air in the tires will adjust to the proper temperature, this could take a day, 2 or 3, simply be patient and give the tires time to adjust. In addition, if the tire pressure warning light stays illuminated past a week, you will need to have your vehicle serviced as there could possibly be a sensor issue or a tire puncture.
To Reset the Warning Light Perform the following 4 steps pretty fast one after the other:
- Press in the BRAKE pedal then release it.
- Without starting the vehicle, put the key in the ignition and switch it ON and OFF 3 times quickly, on the 3rd turn leave it in the ON position.
- Press and HOLD the BRAKE pedal for 2 seconds, then RELEASE.
- Switch the key to the OFF position, wait 1 second, then once more, switch it ON and OFF 3 times quickly.
The warning light should be OFF!
NOTE: If you are unable to Reset the Tire Pressure Light on the first try, repeat the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.