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    Thread: LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING

    1. 11-04-2007 02:19 PM #1
      I have a 2007 Passat Wlfsburg Edition with 4,300 miles on it. In the message center it stated "Tire Pressure Too Low!" There is also a tire yellow warning light lit. I checked the tire pressure. They were all at 30 psi. I inflated them to 33 psi as stated on the door jamb. The light and message are still there. I checked the owners manual and it doesn't say how to reset it or anything.

      Help! What should I do?


    2. 11-04-2007 02:28 PM #2
      First try driving around for a while (20-30 miles) and see what happens. I wouldn't worry too much if you're sure the tires are inflated properly.

      Another, less orthodox, way would be to overinflate the tires (but within a prescribed limit, say 38psi). Once the light is gone, slowly deflate the tires to the desired pressure (most people have between 33 and 35 psi).


    3. 11-04-2007 04:50 PM #3
      I don't know much about this as my car hasn't even been delivered yet, but how does the passat system work - sensors in the wheels or ones on the body detecting a difference in rotation speed?

      It's just that for the sensors in the wheels, as they are wireless, I've heard that low pressure in the spare can set the warning off.

      David.


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      11-04-2007 05:01 PM #4
      I dont know if all spares have them. I have removed my spare from my car and i havent had any lights. I once had one tire low 28PSI after 150 miles of driving.. the car had like 600 miles or something. I refilled it and drove about 20 miles and it cleared itself. As long as your tires are at the correct PSI. I wouldnt worry about it. They can fail though, sometimes the sensore get loose in there.. and they have to be replaced.

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    5. 11-04-2007 05:08 PM #5
      Wow! It's weird that you posted this topic.

      My TPMS stated that "Tire pressure too low" as well. My tires are all inflated properly.


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      11-04-2007 05:15 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Orangezorki »
      I don't know much about this as my car hasn't even been delivered yet, but how does the passat system work - sensors in the wheels or ones on the body detecting a difference in rotation speed?

      It's just that for the sensors in the wheels, as they are wireless, I've heard that low pressure in the spare can set the warning off.

      David.

      Yeah I've been wondering this too. On my GTI its ABS sensors that calculate the rotation and TMPS it has a TMPS button on the dash to reset/set the pressure.

      On another note.. I drove an 08 Passat and noticed they dont have a TMPS button near the shifter like some other Passat models do? ? ? I'm assuming this is the wireless system.

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    7. 11-04-2007 05:24 PM #7
      I wouldn't take that as definite - Here in the UK TPMS is optional on all but the 3.2L V6, which nobody buys anyway. I remember that when I ticked the box for the option, it was fairly cheap, about $120 equivalent. Not shure if that's a clue to the system.

      David.


    8. 11-04-2007 05:38 PM #8
      One other thing I forgot to mention in my original post...with the warning message posted, none of the other features in the message center work, so it's really a pain the a*@!

      I hope this isn't my first problem of many. I'm new to VW and was warned about this type of thing by many people before I bought it.


    9. 11-04-2007 07:04 PM #9
      I had the same thing. Inflate the tires to recommended pressure and give it a couple of days. It resets itself, unless you have a faulty indicator.

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      11-04-2007 07:22 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by VWDG »
      One other thing I forgot to mention in my original post...with the warning message posted, none of the other features in the message center work, so it's really a pain the a*@!

      I'm guessing you have the full MFD display with steering wheel controls. If so, you should be able to press the "ok" button to make the message go away which will enable you to see the other features.


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      11-04-2007 07:53 PM #11
      Same thing happened to me. Bump the pressure up to about 38PSI and the system should "reset". Then you can set the pressure back to 33

    12. 11-05-2007 12:44 AM #12
      you can also check the sensor reading via the vag-com.

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      11-05-2007 07:18 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by NCVOLKSWAGEN »
      Wow! It's weird that you posted this topic.

      My TPMS stated that "Tire pressure too low" as well. My tires are all inflated properly.

      Mine just came on 2 days ago...i think cuz it got too cold


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      11-05-2007 08:59 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Keroppi_2.0T »

      Mine just came on 2 days ago...i think cuz it got too cold

      This...

      The same thing happened last fall/winter when the weather changed; lots of posts about the TPMS alerts going off.

      A little physics lesson... < temp = < gas pressure given a fixed volume. (Or something like that! )

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      11-05-2007 10:15 AM #15
      I actually had this happen to me on Saturday....while I was on a little road trip in Fort Myers. It was a BRISK 60 degrees outside (at 10am) and my FL tires were just to cold I guess. The message went away after driving to the beach. Hehe.

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      11-05-2007 01:08 PM #16
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    17. 11-05-2007 02:48 PM #17
      When my tire had lost air, the warning light went off pretty immediately after I filled it up. Give it a few miles and see what happens...

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      11-05-2007 03:03 PM #18
      Sometimes when the tires are cold (first thing in the morning) the tire pressure light comes on- I dont know why though...
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      11-05-2007 03:58 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by veedubmac »
      Sometimes when the tires are cold (first thing in the morning) the tire pressure light comes on- I dont know why though...

      Because your tires are very close to the lower limit of the settings for the light.

      Check you air pressure in the morning when the tires are cold. Fill to the recommended pressure then.

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    20. 11-06-2007 05:19 AM #20
      My warning light has only come on twice and both times the tire pressure was low. As soon as I added air per specs the light went off.

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      11-06-2007 06:53 AM #21
      In my manual it says, that after re-filling your tires you should reset the TPM. Just hold down the button near the shiftter aslong as you hear a "dong" sound. After that the new pressure is saved.
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      11-06-2007 09:37 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Dave Woss »
      In my manual it says, that after re-filling your tires you should reset the TPM. Just hold down the button near the shiftter aslong as you hear a "dong" sound. After that the new pressure is saved.

      That's the procedure for the ROW (aren't we Americans egocentric!). The US cars don't have the TMPS button, as it is standard on all cars sold here.

      I would rather have the button than the "blank"! Looks like I am missing something!

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      11-06-2007 11:05 AM #23
      Have you checked the spare in the trunk? had the same problem, no idea why, but my spare deflated...
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    24. 11-08-2007 04:03 PM #24
      I've experienced the same thing on my 06 Passat 3.6 L Pumped up to 36 psi - what it should be according to the sticker on the door pillar. Light was still on. Brought it to the dealer - he pumped it to 40psi and light dissapears. Hm....Dealer sais it's fine and no big deal...Hm...



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    25. 11-08-2007 04:16 PM #25
      Thank you for all the replies. The light is now off. I went to another dealer and they said they all have to be exactly the same and he suggested I buy a new gauge. I was using one of those that look like a pen and the white "ruler" comes out. I bought a digital gauge at Target for $10 and it turns out my gauge was off by nearly 4 pounds. I inflated all the tires to 33 psi and the light went off immediately even before I drove it.


    26. 11-08-2007 04:58 PM #26
      I gotta pump up above 39psi or so to stop this annoying message. I think it's too high, but it does seem to be in agreement with the fuel cap placard - 270kpa.

      BTW, i have 225/45R17's on my 2007 Aussy 3.2FSI


    27. 11-09-2007 10:22 AM #27
      Mine just came on yesterday and I took it to a tire shop this morning. They checked all the tires and said there's no problem but the light's still on. I'll try pumping it to 40 to see if that fixes it.

    28. 12-03-2007 12:39 AM #28
      I just had this happen to me as well as soon as it got really cold outside. I noticed if you hit the OK button on the steering wheel it will at least temporarily clear the "Tire pressure too low!" message from the MFD so you can still use it for other things. It'll come back the next time you start the car but you can at least make it go away for that trip (assuming you have the OK button on the steering wheel).

      Hope this helps. I'll add air to mine tomorrow to hopefully make it go away.

      You know what's really disappointing here? VW can tell me that the tire pressure is too low but they won't tell me which tire.


    29. 12-03-2007 09:57 AM #29
      Happens from time to time for me, just resorted to pulling into the nearest service station to put some air in... i think they are just overly sensitive... With all the "Technology" placed into these cars, you think they would make individual pressures displayed a standard kinda deal. I would forgo the wipers that adjust in park postion in place take individual displays for tire pressure.

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      12-03-2007 03:15 PM #30
      also what I suggest is EVERYTIME your tires get removed from the wheels to include a TPMS rebuild kit. Discount Tire does it, it's $5 a kit per wheel, this is needed since the grommet gets torqued down and after removal of the sensor it needs to be replaced so that it won't start losing air
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      12-03-2007 03:42 PM #31
      My wife's 2.0t suggests 33 pounds,

      My 3.6 4motion wagon door sticker says recommended tire pressure 44PSI !!!
      (or was that 40psi? Don't remember, but I remember it was 40 something).

      So I think the 3.6 needs higher tire pressure for some unknown reason.

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