If the Tire Pressure Management System on the Ford F150 is not 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 wear or failure.
First, Check the Recommended Air Levels Needed:
- Refer to the Manufacturer’s Sticker located on the inside of the Driver’s door.
- Make sure the spare has the correct amount of air as well.
FACT! Always keep a tire pressure gauge close by to check your tires just in case the warning light comes on again.
NOTE: If you are unable to Reset the Tire Pressure Warning 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.
To reset the Tire Pressure Management System perform one of the following options:
Option 1- Without A TPMS Reset Tool
- Set your Brake (Optional but Safe).
- Fill each tire to the recommended PSI/Air Pressure Levels, including the spare.
- Switch the key to the OFF position, then to the ON position without starting the engine.
- Press the HAZARD button 6 times or until the horn BEEPS. The dash screen should display TRAIN LEFT FRONT TIRE.
- Using a TIRE GAUGE, writing PEN or the device of your choice, RELEASE some air out of the DRIVER’s side tire FIRST until the horn BEEPS. Be patient as this could take up to 30 seconds for each tire.
- Do the exact same for ALL of the tires in this order- Driver, Front Passenger, Right Rear, then Left Rear. You will see this direction within the Dash Screen.
Thereafter, the dash screen should read TRAINING COMPLETE. If not, start the process again from the beginning.
If TRAINING COMPLETE is displayed, refill each tire to the recommended PSI Air Levels once more to finalize your TPMS reprogramming!
TIP: The TPMS warning light on your Ford F150 should be cleared. However, if the light remains illuminated, keep in mind after tires are inflated/deflated, 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, take it to a repair shop as they may reprogram the system with a professional tool, without a fee. If reprogramming fails, there could possibly be a sensor issue or a tire puncture.
Option 2: Using a TPMS Reset Tool/Machine
Some models may require you to use a TPMS Reset Tool (or you could use a magnet in the same way). In that case, follow these steps.
- Set your Brake (Optional but Safe).
- Inflate all tires to the recommended PSI levels. Usually, it is 35-40 PSI. Be sure to include your spare.
- Switch the key to the OFF position, then Press and Release the BRAKE Pedal.
- Without starting the engine, switch the key from OFF to ON THREE times ending in the ON position.
- Press and Release the BRAKE Pedal.
- Switch the key to the OFF position.
- Again, switch the key from OFF to ON THREE times ending in the ON position.
- If steps 3-7 were completed correctly, The horn will BEEP ONCE notifying you that the vehicle is in RELEARN MODE.
- In some models, the dash screen will read TRAIN LF TIRE.
- Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the LEFT FRONT tire wall near the air stem and scan the sensor until the HORN BEEPS.
- Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the RIGHT FRONT tire wall near the air stem and scan the sensor until the HORN BEEPS.
- Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the RIGHT BACK front tire wall near the air stem and scan the sensor until the HORN BEEPS.
- Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the LEFT BACK tire wall sensor near the air stem and scan the sensor until the HORN BEEPS.
*After all tires are retrained the dash should read TRAINING MODE COMPLETE.
*If the vehicle does not have a dash screen, you will be informed of the reprogramming by switching the key to the OFF position without the horn beeping. If it beeps, you must start the entire process over.
Finally, start the engine, the warning light should be OFF!