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All tire pressures look fine. Each time all four tires were over the 32 psi spec (temps taken hot) and within 1/2 pound of each other all the way around (as close as you can get with a cheap digital gauge.) Thought maybe it was the spare, which was quite low the first time, and a little low the second time.

Dealer tells me there are no tire pressure sensors anymore, it's the ABS monitoring tire rotation speeds, and "it's finicky" ... especially to temperature changes. My comment: "that's not good".

Upside, no sensors, so snow tires are cheaper, and easier to install.

Downside, am I going to end up driving around with the tire sensor light on continuously? Plus, I think my spare has a leak.

Car goes in this week so they can check to see if there are any software updates for the TPMS.
 

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That's pretty annoying. If it was finnicky, and they're aware of this, hopefully they have a solution for it. Keep us updated !
 

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You have to recalibrate the TPMS. There is a procedure in the OM (p 446) and Guide (p 118) as to how to do this. This is the downside of the indirect, no sensors, TPMS. TPMS also knows nothing of the spare's pressure. It can be flat. TPMS will say nada.
 

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I think this might be why going nitrogen is a good thing, although the problem with that is you can't find it anywhere near as easy as you can find air.. which is just about every gas station you pass by every day.
 

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I did do a recalibration, and the light stayed off for about two days, then came on for a second time. I'm heading out this evening, and will do another recalibration.
 

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Maybe there's a specific way to do the recalibration that will make sure the light will stay off? Unless there's something going on that's constantly triggering it to go off, which in that case... dealer.
 

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Dealer did a "hard reset" of the TPMS

I was told by one of the guys in the service department that I'm going to be unhappy with the TPMS. He suggested keeping an air gauge in the car, and if it comes on do the check/reset.

A lot of people are having trouble with it, both false positives and false negatives (that's worse), and they're hoping for a software update to fix it, and that it's redesigned in the next model year.

I had two TPMS in one week, we'll see how it goes now. I'm back into commuting (as a college professor, I haven't put many miles on the car so far), so we'll see.

They also did a software update for the infotainment system. Again, too soon to tell if that clears up some of the glitches I'd seen there.
 

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I was told by one of the guys in the service department that I'm going to be unhappy with the TPMS. He suggested keeping an air gauge in the car, and if it comes on do the check/reset.

A lot of people are having trouble with it, both false positives and false negatives (that's worse), and they're hoping for a software update to fix it, and that it's redesigned in the next model year.

I had two TPMS in one week, we'll see how it goes now. I'm back into commuting (as a college professor, I haven't put many miles on the car so far), so we'll see.

They also did a software update for the infotainment system. Again, too soon to tell if that clears up some of the glitches I'd seen there.
If it holds up for the next couple weeks, then I think that's a good sign it's resolved. Good duration depending on how much driving you do. Keep us posted.
 

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So far so good ...

One full week of commuting, about 300 miles, zero TPMS warnings.

Bonus is 40.4 mpg (the commute is semi-rural).

Also, the infotainment system seems to be more solid now after the flash.

One serious problem (for Honda) is that the Android Auto is only as good as your phone. I was having a lot of trouble, but then decided to try approaching it from the phone side. I did a full-scale clean out of unused apps, deleted files, cleaned out caches, etc, etc. The integration with the car is now snappy and clean. I was blaming the car side for problems on the phone side. (My bad!)
 

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Thanks for the update. Now those with the same problem will know that a hard reset of the TPMS is needed.

I kind of knew that Android Auto was only as good as your phone's system and how often you update it but didn't know cleaning out the phone would help too. Guess it's time to uninstall candy crush.
 

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Glad to hear things are working out for you so far!

But hopefully they can get a software update so it doesn't start upsetting more people
 

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Can someone do a hard reset of the TPMS system themselves?

When I ask my dealer about any software updates, they don't know of any except for the touring.
 

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Eric29: I do not believe a hard reset can be done for the TPMS itself, my suggestion would be to disconnect the negative on the vehicle's battery, wait 15 minutes, reconnect the negative, turn on the vehicle, and drive at least 12MPH to have all of the indicators lights turn off. Then, recalibrate the TPMS again and test for the issue.
 

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For the same issue, I am taking back my Honda Civic 2016 EX to my dealer third time. It's been a very frustrated situation. This issue happened to me ever since we did 5000 miles maintenance check up. They did tires rotation and now I am fighting with this 'Low tire pressure error'.
1st time, they said it is because of the weather change. So they put some more airs and reset & re-calibrated for TPMS.
The error code popped out again after couple days later.
2nd time, they said Honda has a sensor for the spare tire and its psi was very low. They re-calibrated again.
Couple hours later, I was driving highway and the error code popped out again.
I can't wait to hear the third solution they are going to come up with...
 
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