Lexus Tire Pressure Light Illuminated
Driving around Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack in a Lexus is a very enjoyable experience. But, sometimes the unexpected happens, like a warning light appearing on the dash.
While each warning light represents a different issue, we’ll tell you what to do when your Lexus tire pressure light is illuminated. Read through the information below, and CONTACT US at Ira Lexus of Manchester if you have any questions.
LEXUS TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT EXPLAINED
If your Lexus was manufactured after 2007, then it has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). But, to be sure, check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle has it.
TPMS was designed to easily determine when one or more of your tires is low on air. You’ll know this is the case if an icon lights up on the dashboard that looks like an exclamation point inside an open circle with little spikes at the bottom of it.
TURNING THE TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT OFF
In order for the light to go off, you’ll need to make sure every tire is at its proper PSI, or pounds per square inch. That number represents the proper tire pressure, and is listed inside the car door or in the owner’s manual.
When you go to fill your tires with air, you want to make sure that they’re cold. This means that the vehicle should be parked overnight or least for a few hours beforehand. You can then drive over to the nearest gas station to fill the tires. A tire pressure gauge will help read the current number. Then, once you put air into the tire, use the gauge again until the tire is at its correct PSI.
After putting air into the tires of your Lexus, they should be good for about a month. However, if a tire is losing air much quicker than that, then it could have holes or tears in it. If that’s the case, you should bring your vehicle to a Lexus dealership as soon as possible. They’ll repair the tire in no time, or replace it with a brand new one, if necessary.
RESETTING THE TPMS LIGHT
If your tires are all at their proper PSI, but the light won’t shut off, then it’ll have to be reset. To reset a Lexus tire pressure light, you’ll need do the following:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Put your palm face up at the bottom of the dash half way between the gas and brake pedals.
3. Slide your arm about 10 inches under the dash.
4. Feel around for a button, and hold it down for a few seconds.
5. When the warning light flashes, then it’s been reset.
While you could do this yourself, it’s something that’s best left to the professionals. So, if the tire light won’t shut off, then bring your Lexus to our state-of-the-art service center. Here, our certified technicians can take care of the issue quickly and efficiently. This way, you’ll be back on the road as soon as possible.
SCHEDULE LEXUS SERVICE TODAY
From reading through our guide, you’ll now know what to do if your Lexus tire pressure light illuminates. To SCHEDULE SERVICE, simply contact us at Ira Lexus of Manchester, your reliable Lexus dealership near Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack.