Ford Focus: How to Reset TPMS

If your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is not working or presenting a tire pressure sensor fault message on your Ford Focus, you may have to retrain or reset the system using these steps.

Use the instructions that match the model of your vehicle.

Note: If you are using a spare tire, the low tire pressure warning light will remain illuminated the entire time you are utilizing the spare.


Option 1

  1. Inflate all tires to the recommended psi. Usually it’s 40 psi. That includes your spare.
  2. Use the controls on the left side of your steering wheel to enter the “Settings” menu.
  3. Choose “Driver Assist“.
  4. Select “Tire Monitor“.
  5. Press and hold the “OK” button until the message “Tire pressure stored” appears.

Option 2

  1. Inflate all tires to the recommended psi. Usually it’s 40 psi. That includes your spare.
  2. Turn ignition to the “ON” position. If you have a push button start, push the “Start” button.
  3. Push the hazard light button 6 times within a 5 second interval. If done correctly, you’ll hear the horn honk once.
  4. The screen on your console will display the message “Train left front tire“. Exit the vehicle and let air out of the left-front tire until you hear the horn honk once.
  5. Release air from the front-right tire until the horn beeps.
  6. Release air from the back-right tire until the horn beeps.
  7. Release air from the back-left tire until the horn beeps.
  8. If all steps are done properly, the message “Training Complete” will be shown on the console screen.
  9. Inflate all tires back up to the recommended pressure.

Option 3

Some models may require you to use a TPMS Reset Tool to train the system. In that case, use these steps.

  1. Inflate all tires to the recommended psi. Usually it’s 40 psi.  That includes your spare.
  2. With the vehicle parked and the engine off, press and release the Brake pedal.
  3. Turn the ignition from “OFF” the “ON” position three times. Button or smartkey ignition models will require you to press the button once to turn it on, again to go from “OFF” to “ACC“. Do this a total of 3 times. Do not start the engine.
  4. Press the Brake pedal down for 2 seconds.
  5. Switch the ignition back to “OFF“.
  6. Turn the ignition from “OFF” the “ON” position three times. Button or smartkey ignition models will require you to press the button once to turn it on, again to go from “OFF” to “ACC“. Do this a total of 3 times. Do not start the engine.
  7. If all steps above were done correctly, the horn will briefly honk.
  8. Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the left-front tire wall near the air stem and activate it until the horn sounds.
  9. Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the right-front tire wall near the air stem and activate it until the horn sounds.
  10. Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the right-back front tire wall near the air stem and activate it until the horn sounds.
  11. Place the TPMS Reset Tool on the left-back tire wall near the air stem and activate it until the horn sounds.

It may take up to two minutes of driving before the tire pressure sensor fault light to go off.

That’s it! Hopefully, all worked well for you and you have completed resetting the TPMS on the Ford Focus.

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