Toyota Camry: Reset Tire Pressure Warning System

The tire pressure warning or monitoring system (TPMS or TPWS) is a vital part of most modern vehicles. Most Toyotas have a direct TPMS system, where each wheel relays pressure information to the central computer. If the computer detects that one or more tires are under-inflated by at least 20-25%, it will trigger a warning.

This warning may also be triggered if you change your tires from summer to winter ones and vice versa, especially if you’ve bought new tires. Here’s how you can reset the TPWS system on your Toyota Camry.


How to Reset TPWS on Toyota Camry 2018+

There are two ways you may be able to reset the tire pressure system. The first relies on the onboard infotainment:

  1. Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure (listed on the label on the inside of the driver’s side door).
  2. Turn on the ignition (set to position two or press the engine button twice) without turning on the engine.
  3. Put the car in park and engage the parking brake.
  4. Select “Settings” using the touchscreen or the Setting button on the steering wheel. Hit “OK.”
  5. Navigate to “Vehicle Settings” and press “OK.”
  6. Go to “TPWS” and select “OK.”
  7. Scroll down to “Set Pressure” and select it.
  8. Press and hold the “OK” button until the alert flashes three times.
  9. Take the car for a drive. You may need to spend 25 minutes or reach 50 miles per hour for the system to register the current tire pressure.

In some versions, you can also find the manual “Reset” button, usually in the glovebox compartment or on the steering column.

How to Reset TPWS on Toyota Camry 2015-2017

These Camry versions have only the manual reset system:

  1. Fill the tires to the pressure listed on the recommendation label inside the car or the owner’s manual.
  2. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine. Put the car in park.
  3. Locate the TPWS reset button inside the glove compartment. It should rest against the central column.
  4. Press and hold the button for three seconds or until the TPWS alert flashes three times.
  5. Drive the car for about 25 minutes to check if the alert persists.

How to Reset TPWS on Toyota Camry Older Than 2014

Toyota Camry How to Reset Tire Pressure Warning System

If your older Camry model has a TPWS system installed (which only became common around 2007), the only option is to inflate the tires to the recommended level and drive the car. The TPWS system should automatically detect the new pressure in the tires and turn off the alert.

Some cars may have the TPWS reset button installed. Consult your owner’s manual. If it exists, the instructions are identical to the 2015-2017 models.

Toyota Camry TPWS Alert Won’t Turn Off

If you’ve reset the system, but the alert still won’t go off, there are a few possible reasons.

Wrong Tire Pressure

If you’ve used an old tire pump, the pressure gauge might’ve degraded and show wrong pressure values. Recheck with a different gauge to ensure that the tires are inflated properly.

Additionally, tires should be inflated while they’re cold. The car should be turned off for at least a few hours before inflating the tires. When inflating hot tires, add 3 to 4 PSI to the recommended pressure.

Bad Sensors or Pairing

Since the TPWS system on Camrys is direct, it relies on all four sensors (five, if you have a full-sized spare) working to ensure it can monitor the pressure accurately. If one of the readings is missing, then you may be dealing with a faulty sensor.

Alternatively, the car’s computer might not be paired properly with the tires. Whenever you switch tires, you need to input the wheel IDs into the car system. This is done through a dedicated TPMS tool via the car’s OBD or OBDII port.

If retraining the system doesn’t reset the system, you may need to replace the tire or sensors. Consult a tire repair service.

3 thoughts on “Toyota Camry: Reset Tire Pressure Warning System”

  1. none of this helped. My tire pressure panel does not show up for any of the tires. So my whole morning ride nothing. Then when I drive later it will eventually come on. ugh? I have no idea whats going on.

  2. I thought my 2012 Camry problem was solved when I found the instructions here, but no such luck. A few days ago, the tire warning light went on. It blinks for a few seconds when I start the car, and then stays on steadily. The pressure readout on the front screen on the dash just shows dashes for all 4 tires, no numbers. Checked the tires, and pressure is fine. So I figured a reset was called for, and found these instructions—never even knew there was a reset button or where it was located. Anyway, tried numerous times, but the pushing and holding the reset has had no effect. Is there a Plan B, or am I stuck with a permanent warning light (or paying the dealer a small fortune to diagnose and start replacing parts)? Thanks!


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