I have a 2010 Frontier that I purchased new. It has 12k miles on it. I am going to the dealer to get my tires rotated when I get my oil changed. The dealer recommended that I also get the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) re-set after the tire rotation. The additional cost for the re-set is $20.00. I called another dealer and asked if i needed to get the TPMS re-set after the tire rotation. His answer was "no, not needed." What is the correct answer? I checked the owner's manual and it is unclear. Thank you all for your thoughts.
Thanks for your reply. Did NOT get it done when I got the tires rotated. Service manager said that if I didn't get it done that the ECM would not know what wheel is where if there was a problem down the line. My answer was "so?" He said well that's it.
IMO -- the dealer SHOULD do the reset for one reason (and really, at no charge as part of the rotation -- if the dealer has the TPMS activation tool and CONSULT, the procedure merely requires that they walk around the truck and put the activation tool against each tire for 5 seconds) -- if you bring the truck back later on for a problem with the TPMS system, and he hooks up the CONSULT tool to the vehicle and it determines that one of the sensors is not responding or whatever -- they will end up replacing the wrong sensor (because the BCM will report what wheel position has an issue, and it will not be the right position)