Probably not without a OBD-II code reader or something. Is your service dept really that bad that it would take half a day to do this? For my regular services i call them up and either get a loaner or have them pick my car up at work.The Tire Pressure Monitoring System light went on. I checked all four tires and they are all filled to recommended capacity [32PSI]. I would like to avoid a visit to the dealer [half a day wasted] . Is there a 'reset' function?
yep...those things can set the TPMS light off...but, the next time you're at the dealer have them check it -- could still be a problem. When mine went off it would turn off and come back later - it did turn out to be a lost signal with the rear wheels. Hasn't come back since they did a relearn months ago.My dealer told me that alarm systems and airports make the TPMS light come on, that's why it'll come on and then go off after a certain time or distance once you leave the area... Mine comes on, in particular, every time I go near the air base here... Eventually it goes off, usually when I'm a few miles out of the area...
Misunderstanding...the system has to be told to relearn. It doesn't reset on it's own. My guess is it is possible that another car's TPMS sensors could set your TPMS light off -- if their signal is close to the wavelength of your TPMS sensors...it could confuse your computer.From what I understand, the TPMS can also reset itself by driving next to car that have TPMS as well.
Misunderstanding...the system has to be told to relearn. It doesn't reset on it's own. My guess is it is possible that another car's TPMS sensors could set your TPMS light off -- if their signal is close to the wavelength of your TPMS sensors...it could confuse your computer.
That makes sense...if you have a failed sensor and are driving next to a car with a sensor that has the same signal wavelength as yours does it would think everything is okay. But the system is not relearning -- it keeps looking for a correct signal."if there is a failed tire sensor, it is possible for the tpms to temporarily learn a replacement sensor if closely driven to another vehicle that is also equipped with tpms."
That's from the owners manual, and from what I'm getting from it is that it doesn't fix your sensor, but rather it believes the other cars signal is yours, thus your car thinks the problem has been fixed.
Also, the manual clearly states to take it in as soon as possible to your KIA dealer, so I'd just take it in.