Acuras are some of the best vehicles on the road today. However, just like any other car, Acura vehicles can develop issues as they age and are driven.
One common problem that can affect an Acura is a faulty tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) when this happens you will get a “Check TPMS System” on your instrument cluster.
In this article, I am going to explain what this message means, how to reset it and why this problem can occur.
What is TPMS on an Acura?
TPMS Stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and is a system that monitors the tire pressure of your Acura.
It uses battery-operated sensors in your tires to monitor the air pressure and then sends this information to a gauge or warning light on your dashboard. This allows you to know if there are any issues with your tires before they get flat or blow out.
What Does Check TPMS System Mean on an Acura?
Now that you know what a TPMS system is and what it does you may be wondering what the check TPMS system light on an Acura means.
The check TPMS system message is a warning that your Acura has detected a problem with the sensors in your tires. This can happen for many reasons, including a faulty tire pressure sensor or a bad tire pressure sensor battery.
WHAT Causes Check TPMS System on an Acura?
There are a variety of reasons why you might get a check TPMS system message on your Acura.
The most common cause is that one of your tires is low on air, but it could also be something more serious like a leak or damage to the sensor itself.
A bad tire pressure sensor battery can also cause this warning light to come on, and if this happens then you’ll have to replace the bad sensor.
How to Reset Check TPMS System on an Acura?
Since the fault message is caused by a bad tire pressure sensor on one or more of your tires, the best way to fix this problem is to replace the bad sensor.
After replacing the sensor, inflate your Acura tires to the recommended pressure and then drive your Acura around for a while. This will let the TPMS reset itself, and you should no longer see the tire pressure sensor fault warning light.
Where Can You Get Tire Pressure Sensors For Your Acura?
There are a couple of places where you can get tire pressure sensors for your Acura.
The first place to check is the dealer because they’ll know exactly what model of tire pressure sensor you need.
The second place to check is online at Amazon or Ebay. You will usually find it much cheaper online, than at the dealership but you will need to make sure you get the right type for Acura Model
Local Auto Parts Store
The Third place to look is a local auto parts store. You’ll find several types of tire pressure sensors for Acura at most Auto Parts stores and they are generally less expensive than the dealer or online.
How Much Do Acura Tire Pressure Sensors Cost?
This will vary based on where you get them but the average cost is anywhere between $30-40 per sensor and $120-160 for a set of two.
Installation of the Acura Tire Pressure Sensors is fairly simple and can be done in a couple of hours by yourself or less than an hour if you have them put on by a professional mechanic or the Dealership.
Should You Replace All 4 Acura Tire Pressure Sensors?
As a Professional mechanic, I recommend that you replace all 4 sensors at the same time. This is because it is much easier to replace all 4 at once than it is to fix one or two and then have the other ones go out. If you only replace the sensors that are bad, then you will probably have to do it again in a few months because they will go bad again.
How Long Do Acura Tire Pressure Sensors Last?
The Batteries on the TPS last a long time, they last anywhere between 5-10 years depending on how often you use your car. If you drive the car every day, then the batteries should last longer than if you only drive it once a month.
How Do You Replace Acura Tire Pressure Sensors?
It is very easy to replace your TPS sensors, all you have to do is remove the old one and put in a new one. Here is a video to help you out.