How to Reset the Honda TPMS

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The TPMS, or "tire pressure monitoring system," on your Honda monitors the tire pressure. If the tire becomes under or over-inflated, the TPMS light on the dash will illuminate. When the dash light comes on, you will need to check the pressure in the tire. Once the proper tire pressure has been reached, the TPMS will be reset automatically by the sensors in the valve stem.

  • Locate a gasoline service station that has an air compressor designed to fill your vehicle's tires with air. Some gas stations, such as Hess, offer their customers free air from a self-service air compressor. You can also go to the tire service center where you purchased the tires that are on your Honda, or you can use the air nozzle attachment on an air compressor if you have one at home.

  • Set the PSI (pounds per square inch) on the air compressor to the correct PSI for your Honda's tires. The maximum PSI is printed on the tire's sidewall.

  • Unscrew the valve stem cap and push the air filler nozzle over the end of the valve stem. The compressor will automatically adjust the air pressure inside the tire to the correct PSI for your tire. At this point, the TPMS light will reset.

Tips & Warnings

  • For specific information about resetting your Honda TPMS, consult the particular vehicle's manual.
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