Well, after 6 1/2 years of bliss (=no fault codes) it's now my turn dealing with TPMS fault codes. For a while now I have had the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Fault message and lit icon on the instruments panel, but I have been too busy to do anything about it. I have now decided to address it and got the following fault codes from VCDS:
"Address 65: Tire Pressure Labels: 3D0-907-273-D.lbl
Part No: 3D0 907 273 D
Component: Reifendruckueberw. 0025
Shop #: WSC 01065 000 00000
3 Faults Found:
01469 - Rear Left Tire Pressure Sensor (G224)
004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent - MIL ON
01507 - Initialization Not Successful
000 - - - Intermittent - MIL ON
01521 - Sensor for Tire Pressure
004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent - MIL ON"
The "vehicle" monitor indicates values temporarily cannot be displayed, with four "X" for the front and rear axles, and no icon at all for the spare.
The VCDS blocks for this controller report no values and zero months life remaining for the left rear wheel, but correct temperatures and pressures for all the other wheels (including spare), and life remaining between 7 months and 1 month for each remaining sensor. This is not surprising since all sensors are the original ones: I have just ordered a set of five from the Tirerack.
Now for my question: is it normal to get the three fault codes and general error message reported above when only one sensor has ceased transmitting? (I would have expected only one "X"). I did read all the TPMS threads referenced in the TOC, but could not find a specific reference to these codes, but maybe I missed it. Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome.
P.S.: Michael and other moderators, I was not sure whether to append this note to one of the existing TPMS threads: in the end I started a new one, but feel free to append if appropriate.