Subaru Four Crosstrek: Reset Tire Pressure System

If the Tire Pressure Management System in the Subaru Four Crosstrek is not working properly, you may have to reset the system. Follow one of the Options below 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. 

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.


Option 1

  • Drive 25 mph or more for a few moments. Afterward, the light should disappear. 

If not, 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 minutes 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. 

That’s it. Hopefully, all worked well for you.


Option 2

 

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Scroll the MENU with the UP or DOWN arrows until SET is highlighted.
  3. PULL and HOLD the SET button located on the steering wheel in the center (see image). Until you see the MAINTENANCE Menu, then select it.
  4. You will now see four options: Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Tires and Maintenance Schedule. Select TIRES.
  5. Then press SET.
  6. Drive for 20 minutes and the light should go OFF. 

If not, 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 minutes 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. 

That’s it. Hopefully, all worked well for you.

3 thoughts on “Subaru Four Crosstrek: Reset Tire Pressure System”

  1. My 2018 crosstrek don’t have a tpms reset on steering wheel.. Or where traction control is.. Any other places? Just a plain crosstrek no extra packages..

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  2. Regarding TPMS reset, do not forget to check your spare tire air pressure, it should be at 55-60 lbs. that did the trick for me.

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