I have a 2015 Honda CRV. I just got my tires replaced. After driving a few miles, the TPMS alert goes off and keeps going off even after I've reset the alert. I've checked my tires several times along my trip home and also after I let the tires cool down. The pressure is at the recommended level (33 psi).
I went back to complain to Costco the next day that they broke or installed something wrong but they said they weren't mechanics and that the TPMS system on my car was not an air sensor in the tire but one that checked while braking what was happening to the wheel.
I called his bluff because I know the TPMS alert went off while I was at a stop light. I was stopped behind several cars at the light so I reset it and it went off 2 minutes later before I STARTED MOVING so no braking was involved. He still went back to telling me to go to the dealership or mechanic to look at the TPMS system.
So back to my original question: why would a TPMS alert go off after replacing tires?
- Is it because the tires are new and the computer inside the car needs to recalibrate to the spinning of the new tires?
- Did Costco break something and are just making things up hoping I won't use my head to figure out they are lying to get out of liability?
- Was the sensor on its last legs and just coincidentally broke at the same time the tires were replaced?