If you ever replace the tires on the Toyota Corolla, you may have to reset or initialize the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). There are a series of steps you’ll need to perform to do this. Here’s how it’s done.
- Fill the tires to the recommended PSI value as indicated on the chart located in the driver-side door jamb.
- Turn the ignition on. For push button models, press the Engine Start button two times without holding the brake.
- Press the ◄► buttons to select ⚙️.
- Use the ▲▼ buttons to highlight “Vehicle Settings,” then press and hold the “OK” button until a new menu appears.
- Select “TPWS,” then press and hold the “OK” button until a new menu appears.
- Select “Set Pressure,” then press and hold the “OK” button until a new menu appears.
- The TPMS light will flash 3 times. Once it has flashed 3 times, release the “OK” button.
- Turn off the ignition, then start the engine. The TPMS light should now be cleared.
- Turn the ignition to the “ON” position without starting the engine.
- Locate the TPMS reset button below the driver’s dashboard.
- Press and hold the TPMS reset button until the TPMS warning light blinks 3x.
- Release the TPMS reset button.
- Wait for the TPMS warning light to turn off.
- Start the engine and drive for at least 10 minutes at 30+ mph. This will allow the TPMS to monitor the tire pressures and update its readings.
1995 – 1999 Models
The Toyota Corolla models from 1995 to 1999 do not have a built-in Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Note: If you are experiencing problems where the tire pressure warning light is lit when you don’t think it should be, ensure that you have checked the pressure in all tires. That includes the spare if you have one!
This post applies to 2006 through 2021 models of the Toyota Corolla.