A TPMS indicator light is how your car alerts you when your tire pressure is too high or too low. Correct tire pressure is essential to safe driving, preventing accidents through tire bursts and increasing braking distance. This is a step-by-step guide on resetting TPMS in various Toyota 4Runner models.
Follow the steps below:
- Turn off the engine.
- Adjust the tire pressure to the level recommended on the tire placard on the door panel.
- Press the engine Start/Stop button without pressing the brake pedal.
- Use the right and left navigation buttons to go to wp-svg-icons icon=cog-2 on the menu.
- After, scroll down the menu until you get to Vehicle Settings. Press Ok to enter.
- Select TPWS, then press Ok to enter.
- Select Tire Pressure in the menu options, then press Ok.
- Press the Ok button until the TPMS light flashes three times.
- A Dash icon will appear on your screen, indicating the reset process has started.
- Start your car and drive at over 25mph for at least 30 minutes.
- Check to see that the TPMS light is off.
You’ll require a TPMS Relearn tool to reset TPMS on these Toyota 4Runner models.
After, follow the steps below:
- Turn on the ignition.
- Use the car’s Select or navigation button to go to the Vehicle tab menu.
- On the Tab menu, scroll to Tire Pressure Learn.
- Press and then hold the thumb wheel to enter Relearn Mode.
- Wait for a confirmation message.
- Press the Tick button to confirm the Tire Learning Active message.
- Starting with the front tire on the driver’s side, place the relearn tool against the tire next to the valve stem. Press the button to turn on the sensor.
- Repeat the process for the other tires.
- After, you’ll hear a chip sound to confirm a sensor reset.
- After resetting the last tire, turn off the ignition.
- The Tire Learning Active message will disappear.
- Adjust tire pressure to the recommended level.
Can I drive with my TPMS light on?
You should not drive with your TPMS light on. You should safely pull over and check your tire pressure if the light comes on.
Why is my TPMS light on, but the tires are fine?
If your TPMS light turns on, but your car’s tire pressure monitoring system says the tires are fine, you should check your tire pressure manually. It could be that only one of your tires has low pressure, and your car may not be reading it correctly.
Do you need to reset TPMS after new tires?
Yes, any time that you replace or rotate your tires, you should plan to reset your TPMS.