What Does “TPMS” Mean on a Honda CR-V?

December 17th, 2018 by

TPMS lights shown for older and newer Honda models
If you see that your Honda CR-V TPMS light is on, then you likely have some questions. First off, what does “TPMS” mean? “TPMS” is short for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”; when this light is illuminated on your Honda CR-V, it is a sign that you have low tire pressure on your CR-V.  If that’s the case, you’ll want to fill them up right away or bring your CR-V to our Los Angeles Honda service center to have your tires properly inflated.

Why It’s Important to Address Low Tire Pressure

There are many reasons that it’s important not to ignore your “TPMS” light. Low tire pressure can have a number of negative consequences for your vehicle and tires, including:

  • Premature tread wear due to overheating
  • Increased chance of tire blowouts
  • Decreased handling and braking response
  • Poor vehicle performance
  • Poor fuel economy

How to Reset the TPMS Light

Resetting the TPMS light in Honda vehicles from model 2016 and up is fairly easy. If you have a touchscreen display, all you need to do is:

  • Select “Settings”
  • Select your vehicle model (in this case, Honda CR-V)
  • Select “TPMS Calibration”
  • Select “Calibrate”

If you don’t have a touchscreen, use the steering wheel-mounted controls to scroll through the Settings, and follow the same directions.

Older Honda models require a different set of directions:

  • Select “Menu”
  • Select “Customize Settings”
  • Select “TPMS Calibration”
  • Select “Initialize”
  • Select “Yes”

If you have any problems resetting your TPMS light, feel free to bring it into Airport Marina Honda’s service center, and our certified Honda technicians will be happy to take care of it for you!

Turn to Airport Marina Honda for Honda Service Tips

Get a new set of tires, tire repair, help with radio codes, and other kinds of Honda maintenance like oil changes and wheel alignments near Torrance from the certified Honda technicians at Airport Marina Honda. Our LA Honda service center is open Monday through Saturday at 5850 West Centinela Avenue in Los Angeles, CA, and you can contact us online or give us a call at (855) 475-8052 with any questions!

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