Nissan Frontier Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
97 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi guys, sensor had been on for a week, had it checked at the Nissan dealer, and said the left front tire sensor is faulty, $245. I didn't go for it, so they just reset it, but came back on after few minutes. Is it ok not to have it fixed, just check tires every two weeks, thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
544 Posts
Hi guys, sensor had been on for a week, had it checked at the Nissan dealer, and said the left front tire sensor is faulty, $245. I didn't go for it, so they just reset it, but came back on after few minutes. Is it ok not to have it fixed, just check tires every two weeks, thanks
How many years did we survive without tire pressure sensors?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,961 Posts
It is fine. Though the sensor does give you some warning about flat tires.
You can get replacements for less than $50.
These only last about 10 years with no way to replace the batteries.
Dea with it next time you need to get new tires if you care.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,188 Posts
They can't fail it at state inspection so long as the TPMS warning light is working, regardless if it is "on" or not. They can only fail it for inspection if it is not working at all. So, "yes," you can leave it that way without further problems. If they are original sensors and you want to fix it, I would do as already suggested and wait until you are due for a set of tires. At that time, I would get 4-Dorman Direct-fit TPMS sensors to replace the set. If one is bad, the others are probably not that far from failing, too. The Dorman sensors (about $40 each) are about half of the price of Nissan sensors and they carry a lifetime warranty.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
97 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I just had tire replacement, then this problem occurred. Anyway, I'll just leave it be. I'll just do monthly tire check up..thanks guys
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
98 Posts
I've read that the battery is good in them for around 7 years. I bought 4 new ones as preventative maint from Rockauto that we're advertised as "mechanic friendly", got new tires, and the sensors wouldn't sync. I hear potholes break them and inexperienced mechanics do. Turns out i had 2 broken ones. Anyway, I had a tpms light on that wouldn't go away regardless of pressure. Got new tires, shop can't fix and truck doesn't relearn, they referred me to Nissan and I didn't bother. I just ignore it for meow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Sensor Location ???

New 16 Frontier. Got a deal and swapped OEM Hankook H/T for Hankook A/T's. Tire shop says no sensors on wheels...... Store manager says some manufacturers have started putting them on the speed sensors ?????? Truck is supposed to have this feature. Only way to tell, deflate a tire and see if goes off ????? Thanks in advance for the replies / help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
544 Posts
New 16 Frontier. Got a deal and swapped OEM Hankook H/T for Hankook A/T's. Tire shop says no sensors on wheels...... Store manager says some manufacturers have started putting them on the speed sensors ?????? Truck is supposed to have this feature. Only way to tell, deflate a tire and see if goes off ????? Thanks in advance for the replies / help.
Did you buy your truck new off the lot? If so then I think that your tire tech needs glasses... I've got a 2016 SV and have swapped rims and can confirm that there are indeed sensors in the wheels located behind the fill stem...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,054 Posts
We have 6 vehicles, only one with tire pressure system is the 2005 Yukon, which Mrs. Cusser bought in 2010. Apparently ALL of those sensors were bad then, never replaced any, just check the pressures monthly, like on the other 5 vehicles, and like someone else posted: has sufficed for 100 years.

Once on a 1984 Jeep Cherokee where I had checked pressures that morning, 6-month old Michelins, had a blowout on Interstate 200 miles from home. "IF" I had gone over a nail on the way, and the tire slowly lost air to where a modern TPS monitor would've come on, then MAYBE such would've been a help....but that assumes that I had an incident where the air slowly bled out and not some "other" tire catastrophe !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Kid that was changing the tires, seemed very knowledgeable. KNew he would have to reset the sensors (which after looking in the owners manual, means driving faster than 16 mph). The shop owner said the tire guy said there wasn't any sensors. I thought I would just drop the pressure on a tire and see, but after reading manual, the tire pressure monitor light came on for a sec or two when I turned the switch on and then went off. Manual says spare will set off warning since tire doesn't have sensor. Based on that, the tires have sensors and system is working.

Can't complain... Truck came with Hankook H/T and the owner of company I work for had a Trailblazer that needed tires before it could be inspected. I gave him my tires and he bought 5 new Hankook A/T's for my truck. I paid $60 for the mounting and balancing on my truck. It was a win-win for me and him.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,188 Posts
New 16 Frontier. Got a deal and swapped OEM Hankook H/T for Hankook A/T's. Tire shop says no sensors on wheels...... Store manager says some manufacturers have started putting them on the speed sensors ?????? Truck is supposed to have this feature. Only way to tell, deflate a tire and see if goes off ????? Thanks in advance for the replies / help.
TPMS systems became mandatory in the US on vehicles under 10,000 lbs. on September 1, 2007. The sensor is built into the tire valve.
 
  • Like
Reactions: robroy215

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,188 Posts
We have 6 vehicles, only one with tire pressure system is the 2005 Yukon, which Mrs. Cusser bought in 2010. Apparently ALL of those sensors were bad then, never replaced any, just check the pressures monthly, like on the other 5 vehicles, and like someone else posted: has sufficed for 100 years.
We sufficed with cable-operated, mechanical brakes and single reservoir, hydraulic brakes systems for a long time, too, but would you really want that on your vehicle, today? Just sayin'.... TPMS system is just like ABS and Traction control systems; they are safety systems. You never really need them until you actually run into a situation when they prove beneficial.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
TPMS is great when it works and a pain when it doesn't. The biggest complaint I have is how some manufacturers design them so ONLY the dealership can reset or calibrate them. Case in point: My wife had a Scion, made by Toyota and only the dealership (not even the local tire store) had the computer set-up to reset and/or calibrate them. $90 to do that (don't ask me how I know). Her present car is a Mazda CX5 and there is a button on the dash that after you manually check the pressure in the tires you can push and hold for about 5 seconds and it is reset. I have read the reset procedure for our Frontiers and while it is possible to do myself, I think I would pay someone else if needed. Can the local tire store reset Nissan's TPMS?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
544 Posts
Kid that was changing the tires, seemed very knowledgeable. KNew he would have to reset the sensors (which after looking in the owners manual, means driving faster than 16 mph). The shop owner said the tire guy said there wasn't any sensors. I thought I would just drop the pressure on a tire and see, but after reading manual, the tire pressure monitor light came on for a sec or two when I turned the switch on and then went off. Manual says spare will set off warning since tire doesn't have sensor. Based on that, the tires have sensors and system is working.

Can't complain... Truck came with Hankook H/T and the owner of company I work for had a Trailblazer that needed tires before it could be inspected. I gave him my tires and he bought 5 new Hankook A/T's for my truck. I paid $60 for the mounting and balancing on my truck. It was a win-win for me and him.
"Knew he would have to reset the sensors" For what? You didn't do anything that would require resetting them... I too bought an SV and at 2K miles I changed the tires out. Discount Tire needed to do nothing but remove and install tires. Several months later I changed the rims, local rim shop did nothing more than swap the sensors from the SV rim to the P4X rim. I watched the boys at the local boys the entire time....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,913 Posts
How many years did we survive without tire pressure sensors?
BUT IT WAS HORRIBLE!!! We NEED gobirnent to save us from ourselves with tire monitors and ...

I just had tire replacement, then this problem occurred. Anyway, I'll just leave it be. I'll just do monthly tire check up..thanks guys
duct tape or electrical tape does wonders... Or you can make a pressure vessel out of sched 40 PVC and put 4 sensors in it, then pressurize it to 35psi (there's a thread around here somewhere, and have seen it on other forums too... ) (just be forwarned some may see it and think its not for TPMS (that was also in someone's thread)

... I just ignore it for meow.


We sufficed with cable-operated, mechanical brakes and single reservoir, hydraulic brakes systems for a long time, too, but would you really want that on your vehicle, today? Just sayin'.... TPMS system is just like ABS and Traction control systems; they are safety systems. You never really need them until you actually run into a situation when they prove beneficial.
I hear ya, but I disagree with ya. Yes TPMS is a "safety" system, but if you don't bother to check your tires at each fill-up then you probably don't do any of the other checks you should do either (oil/brakes/steering/atf fluids, exterior lights...) ABS, sure, it is a help & safety feature. Yaw control, ok... TC, hyper blinking, tpms, oversized A pillars, and a slew of other things came along because congress pushed them even if the weren't needed from an engineering fix.
Again, not trying to start something, just would be happy if the things that were added since the 70's were voted on with wallets and not forced by edict.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Well I'm a little obsessive-compulsive about checking tire pressures after riding bikes most of my life. I just wanted to make sure that I had a feature that I paid for on the truck........
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,188 Posts
BUT IT WAS HORRIBLE!!! We NEED gobirnent to save us from ourselves with tire monitors and ...

duct tape or electrical tape does wonders... Or you can make a pressure vessel out of sched 40 PVC and put 4 sensors in it, then pressurize it to 35psi (there's a thread around here somewhere, and have seen it on other forums too... ) (just be forwarned some may see it and think its not for TPMS (that was also in someone's thread)






I hear ya, but I disagree with ya. Yes TPMS is a "safety" system, but if you don't bother to check your tires at each fill-up then you probably don't do any of the other checks you should do either (oil/brakes/steering/atf fluids, exterior lights...) ABS, sure, it is a help & safety feature. Yaw control, ok... TC, hyper blinking, tpms, oversized A pillars, and a slew of other things came along because congress pushed them even if the weren't needed from an engineering fix.
Again, not trying to start something, just would be happy if the things that were added since the 70's were voted on with wallets and not forced by edict.
I never said that the TPMS system is a substitute for regular maintenance or routine service or safety checks. You can check your tire pressures every day if you want, but it still doesn't protect you from running over a nail the moment you pull away from the air pump. Yes, it can be a pain. But like I said earlier, hopefully battery technology in the sensors will get to the point where they will hardly be an issue, anymore and the Asian makes will make registering the sensors as easy as some of the GM vehicles by having a register feature on the center console display menu.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,913 Posts
I never said that the TPMS system is a substitute for regular maintenance or routine service or safety checks. ...
and I understand that, never said (or meant to infer) that you did. But any new safety tech that gives an 'average' driver an idiot light turns into a default "I don't have to do anything until/unless that light comes on" just as many "average" drivers believe that ABS and TC will prevent them from getting into an accident or ouut of a stuck without having to think or know how a thing works...

This is one reason I wish many things took more understanding and ability to use. However I love how easy it is to just jump in the truck and know it will start, unlike my old GMC that I'd have to fuss with and adjust regularly (solid lifters) (points ignition) (carb)... my hypocrisy knows no bounds....
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top