Shared Technologies : Safety

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (Accord, Civic, Clarity, CR-V, Fit, HR-V and Insight)

What’s the Benefit?

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System6 (TPMS) helps enhance driver awareness of low tire pressure, allowing corrective steps to be taken in a timely manner.

The Feature:

In this system, the vehicle’s ABS wheel-speed sensors calculate air pressure based on wheel-rotation characteristics. 

  • When the system detects that a tire’s pressure has dropped significantly below the recommended pressure, it alerts the driver by illuminating the TPMS indicator within the gauge cluster. 
  • The instrument panel displays a flashing icon of a tire’s cross section with an exclamation point to alert the driver that one or more of the vehicle’s tires is significantly low. 
  • Drivers should visually inspect the tires, then check and adjust their pressure when cold to the appropriate specification. 
  • Note: Spare tires do not have TPMS.