09 Honda Fit tire pressure

Discussion in 'Fit' started by c, Oct 13, 2008.

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    c Guest

    The low tire pressure indicator just lit up a few days ago. Checked
    tires and all at recommended 33 psi.

    Coincidentally, outside temperature just changed for the worse here in
    Denver. I wonder if related?

    Should I have dealer look at it?

    c, Oct 13, 2008
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    Brian Smith Guest

    It's warranty work, you have nothing to lose.
    Brian Smith, Oct 13, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    How long have you had the car and how many miles have you driven?
    Tegger, Oct 14, 2008
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    Dillon Pyron Guest

    Did the light come on when you lit it up and go out three or four
    miles down the road? Did you check the tires when they are stone
    Sure, but I'll bet they don't find anything amiss.
    Dillon Pyron, Oct 14, 2008
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    Leftie Guest

    As someone else hinted, make sure you check the pressure with the
    tires *cold*. If you check them hot, it will read as much as 5-7psi
    above actual cold pressure. If the pressure really is good, it's off to
    the dealer.
    Leftie, Oct 14, 2008
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    c Guest

    thanks for all the suggestions. Have had the car about 3 weeks and
    have driven about 5k miles.

    I checked the pressure after a 30 mile drive, so tires were hot. I
    used one of those standard manual pop type pressure gauges. I'll
    recheck today while cold.

    Web research tells me outside temp. definitely affects pressure, but
    seems to me the computer should be smart enough to adjust for outside
    temperature differences.

    c, Oct 14, 2008
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    c Guest

    Ok, at lunch I checked tire pressure again. Outside temp. in Denver is
    currently 49. Cold tire pressure was 33 psi, that's what Honda wants
    on all 4. Indicator was still on though.

    I over-inflated all 4 to 35 psi and the indicator light went off. So,
    either the TPMS system reads a bit off during cold weather, or my tire
    pressure gauge is lying to me during the cold, OR the altitude in
    Denver is also coming into play here. Mostly likely a combo of all 3.

    c, Oct 14, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    There are no TSBs out on the TPMS system on your car, but then it's really
    new yet.

    There may be something mechanically or electrically wrong. The dealer can
    hook the system up to their HDS diagnostic tester to query the system for
    error codes. I'd do that first.
    Tegger, Oct 14, 2008
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    xprton54 Guest

    Yeah, I would just take it to the dealer, I've had problems before
    with my car, and since it was under warranty they have fixed and have
    charged me nothing. This shouldn't be happening, so they'll be more
    than happy to help you. After all, they get paid by Honda when they
    fix something like that. So i'm pretty sure that they'll fix it for
    you. Just go and have them take a look at it, before it's too late,
    and they tell you that you should've been there sooner.
    xprton54, Oct 15, 2008
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    c Guest

    FYI - just called & my dealer here in Denver says they recommend
    adding a few pounds of pressure for winter months. Nothing to worry


    c, Oct 16, 2008
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