Chevy Malibu: Reprogramming the TPMS

Is your Chevy Malibu Tire Pressure Management System (TPMS) Warning light on? Use these tips to reset it.

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. 

To Check the Recommended Air Levels Needed:

  • Refer to the Manufacturer’s Sticker located on the inside of the Driver’s door as well as via your Menu Options.

To Reprogram the system, and clear the Warning Light, follow 1 of these Options: 

OPTION 1 

  1. Fill each tire to the recommended PSI/Air Pressure. 
  2. Set your Brake (Optional but Safe). 
  3. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  4. Take your KEYLESS REMOTE/ KEY FOB and HOLD in both the LOCK & UNLOCK buttons at the same time until the horn beeps TWICE, informing you it is ready to reprogram the TPMS.
  5. Get out and go to the front of your vehicle. The headlight for the DRIVER’s side should be LIT showing you where to START. 
  6. Let air out of the DRIVER’s side tire until the horn BEEPS. Be patient as this could take up to 30 seconds 
  7. Do the exact same for ALL the tires in this order- Driver, Front Passenger, Right Rear, then Left Rear (Each area should have a LIT light directing you) 

TIP: If you let the air out of a tire and hear 3 BEEPS that is notifying you that the reprogramming is COMPLETE and now you can add or release air to the proper levels if needed. 

Lastly, via the MENU you can check to make sure ALL tires are filled to the recommended PSI levels, OR, you can check with a TIRE GAUGE. If any tire reads lower, you can add more air, or higher, remove some. 

  • In regards to the Warning Light: 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, you will need to have your vehicle serviced as there could possibly be a sensor issue or a tire puncture. 

NOTE: If you are unable to Reprogram the Tire Pressure System on the first try, repeat the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual. 


OPTION 2

  1. Fill each tire to the recommended PSI/Air Pressure. 
  2. Set your Brake (Optional but Safe) 
  3. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine 
  4. Press the MENU button located on the turn signal arm. 
  5. Push until TIRE PRESSURE is on the dash screen. 
  6. Located at the END of the turn signal arm, press IN the SET/CLR button, the screen will ask “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RELEARN?” Use the UP & DOWN Arrow wheel to select YES. 
  7. Press in the SET/CLR button again. Your vehicle will HONK to inform you it is ready to reprogram the TPMS.  
  8. Get out and go to the front of your vehicle. The headlight for the DRIVER’s side should be LIT showing you where to START. 
  9. Let air out of the DRIVER’s side tire until the horn BEEPS. Be patient as this could take up to 30 seconds 
  10. Do the exact same for ALL the tires in this order- Driver, Front Passenger, Right Rear, then Left Rear (Each area should have a LIT light directing you) 

TIP: If you let the air out of a tire and hear 3 BEEPS that is notifying you that the reset is COMPLETE and now you can add or release air to the proper levels if needed.

Lastly, via the MENU, then TIRE PRESSURE you can check to make sure ALL tires are filled to the recommended PSI levels OR, you can check with a TIRE GAUGE. If any tire reads lower, you can add more air, or higher, remove some. 

  • In regards to the Warning Light: 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, you will need to have your vehicle serviced as there could possibly be a sensor issue or a tire puncture. 

NOTE: If you are unable to Reprogram the Tire Pressure System on the first try, repeat the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.  

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