Hyundai Tire pressure light reset

How to Reset TPMS on your Hyundai [Quick Guide]

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Hyundai vehicles is an important safety feature that keeps track of the air pressure levels in your tires and alerts you when the pressure drops too low.

Over time, the TPMS may need to be reset to recalibrate the sensors and ensure you’re getting accurate readings. 

Resetting is easy, and this guide will walk through the steps for different reset procedures depending on model year and feature availability.

Quick Overview: Resetting the Tire Pressure Light on a Hyundai 

Here’s a helpful comparison table summarizing the various Hyundai TPMS reset options before we dive into the step-by-step details:

Reset Method Estimated Time Equipment Needed Difficulty
Advanced Drive Reset 30-60 minutes Tire pressure gauge Easy
Advanced Manual Reset Button 20 minutes Tire pressure gauge Easy
Advanced Inflation Adjustment 30 minutes Tire pressure gauge Intermediate

When Do You Need to Reset the TPMS?

Here are the main instances when the sensors will need to be reset for continued accuracy:

  • After rotating tires – positions have changed and air pressures need to be relearned
  • Getting new tires or wheels – sensors need to sync to the new components
  • Noticing inaccurate pressure readings – a reset recalibrates the system
  • TPMS light stays on – indicates needing a reset after other factors ruled out

Resetting after tire rotations or new tires is especially crucial so the system can relearn each sensor’s position and provide accurate site-specific pressure info around the vehicle.

Hyundai TPMS Reset Options

There are a few different methods Hyundai provides for resetting the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, plus additional troubleshooting procedures:

  • Advanced Reset – comprehensive reset options like drive to reset, manual button, over-inflation method
  • General Reset – simplified approach for most models by adjusting pressure, using the reset button, and driving
  • Manual Inflation & Drive – inflating tires, driving steadily, and checking/adjusting pressure
  • Additional Options – extra steps like disconnecting battery, using a TPMS scan tool, seeking dealer assistance

I’ll outline the specifics of each approach in the following sections, including key steps, required equipment, and time investment. Not every method may be compatible with your Hyundai – check the manual for model-specific guidance.

Complete Guide to Hyundai TPMS Resets

Follow this comprehensive guide to choose the right reset method for your vehicle and learn the required steps to complete the procedure properly:

Advanced Reset Method #1 – Drive to Reset 

driving a hyundai

  • Time Estimate: 30-60 minutes
  • Equipment Needed: Tire pressure gauge


1. Using a high-quality tire pressure gauge, carefully check and adjust all 4 tires plus a full-size spare as equipped to the factory-recommended PSI inflation levels. These specifications are found on the door jamb sticker or vehicle owner’s manual.

2. Drive the vehicle continuously for 10+ minutes at highway speeds 55+ mph.

3. Turn the ignition off and leave the vehicle parked for 15+ minutes, allowing the TPMS sensors to enter sleep mode to conserve battery power when stationary.

4. Drive again – the TPMS warning light should turn off within 5-20 minutes of normal driving, indicating the sensors have recalibrated to the new air pressure levels after detecting dynamic pressure fluctuations during driving.

Advanced Reset Method #2 – Manual Reset Button

tpms reset button

  • Time Estimate: 20 Minutes
  • Equipment Needed: Tire pressure gauge


1. Start with cold tires before driving – no heat expansion

2. Carefully measure tire pressure on all 5 wheels with a quality gauge, adjusting if below door sticker specifications

3. Turn the ignition key to the ON-powered position without starting the engine

4. Locate the tire pressure monitoring system reset button, typically under the left side instrument panel cover by the steering column

5. Press and hold the reset button for 3+ seconds until the TPMS warning light in the gauge cluster blinks 3 times

6. Start the engine and leave the vehicle idling for 15+ minutes to allow complete cycling of the reset sequence.

Advanced Reset Method #3 – Inflation Adjustment

inflating tire

  • Time Estimate: 30 Minutes
  • Equipment Needed: Tire pressure gauge


1. Disable TPMS monitoring through the settings menu if available or by pressing the TPMS disable button

2. Overinflate all 4 tires plus spare by 3 PSI above the door sticker specifications

3. Drive the vehicle at least 5 minutes over 25+ mph to detect inflation changes

4. Deflate all tires completely until pressure reads 0 PSI when tested. It helps eliminate sensor binding issues

5. Re-inflate all tires to the proper factory specifications

6. Clear any TPMS codes if the display shows errors. Drive for sensor detection for 20+ minutes with ignition on.

That covers the main methods I’ve found effective for resetting TPMS on Hyundais in my shop. Remember to refer to your owner’s manual for model-specific reset instructions. Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips!

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