This is called a TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) warning light and has been fitted to all new cars for a number of years now. Each wheel has a sensor in it that is monitored by the car to assess tyre pressure.
If the light comes on, it indicates that one or more of the tyres has fallen below the recommended minimum pressure. It is important to visually check the tyres if you see the light appear to check that there is no dramatic and obvious loss in pressure due to a puncture.
More commonly, the light will simply indicate a small drop in pressure that could even be caused by a significant change in weather temperature: cold weather reduces pressure and hot weather increases it. The remedy is to check the tyre pressures and bring them back to the recommended levels (see the list below or refer to the chart just inside the drivers door).
The light should then go out once the car is being driven again, this will sometimes take a few miles. If you drive a Celerio, you will need to press the reset button on the dashboard to set the system once you have topped up the tyres. For Jimny owners, the ignition will need to be in the 'on' position whilst you top up the tyres for the system to acknowledge the change. Of course, we are happy to assist you with any of this.
The system has been incorporated into the cars to not only
enhance safety but to aid fuel economy, as an under inflated tyre will reduce
fuel efficiency as well as tyre life. Without the system, most of us would
happily drive around without noticing this relatively small change in pressure
so, whilst a light on can be alarming, the TPMS light will-almost always be
simply an indication that you need to check your tyre pressures.
|MODEL||FRONT (COMFORT SETTING)||REAR (COMFORT SETTING)|
|Celerio||270 KPa / 39 PSi||250 KPa / 36 PSi|
|Ignis||250 KPa / 36 PSi||220 KPa / 32 PSi|
|Swift||250 KPa / 36 PSi||220 KPa / 32 PSi|
|Swift Sport||220 KPa / 32 PSi||210 KPa / 31 PSi|
|Baleno||250 KPa / 36 PSi||220 KPa / 32 PSi|
|Vitara||230 KPa / 33 PSi||230 KPa / 33 PSi|
|Vitara DDiS||240 KPa / 35 PSi||230 KPa / 33 PSi|
|S-Cross||230 KPa / 33 PSi||230 KPa / 33 PSi|
|S-Cross DDiS||240 KPa / 35 PSi||230 KPa / 33 PSi|
|Jimny||180 KPa / 26 PSi||180 KPa / 26 PSi|
|Swace||250 KPa / 36 PSi||240 KPa / 35 PSi|
Our guide on what to do when your Tyre Pressure Warning Light turns on. This light will, usually, appear when there has been a sudden drop in pressure of the tyres or a puncture. We recommend you watch this video so that you know what to do when this light comes, so you can stay safe on the road.
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