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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:25 AM
cottonchipper cottonchipper is offline
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What do you do about tire pressure monitors?

Where I live, the temperature in the winter can vary from 80 degrees one day to 20 the next. As a result, I frequently get the tire pressure monitor warning as a result of my tire pressure being maybe 1 or 2 lbs below the recommended pressure. With this constant warning, I tend to ignore the alerts, which I know can be bad if one of my tires is indeed dangeroudly low.

What do others do about this problem? It seems to me the warning system is almost worthless if its constant "crying wolf" when the temperature drops teaches you to ignore the warning.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:49 AM
flavius99 flavius99 is offline
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The response that I got was programming the TPM screen into a quick access button for easy reset - that's what the sales guy did when I got the car in last November.

They must be getting that a lot from their customers. I'm in NH and we had dramatic fluctuations here as well but I have never seen the problem, though. I assume that's because my X3 is garaged.

It is a tricky problem - I'm wondering if other brands are handling it any better and if so, how.

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:15 AM
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Set the tire pressure during the coldest temperature. No more warnings.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:23 AM
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set the tire pressure during the coldest temperature. No more warnings.
genius !!!!
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