How to Reset Mazda Tire Sensors

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Many Mazda vehicles are equipped with tire sensors that monitor the air pressure in the tires as the vehicle is driven. When the computer determines that the air pressure is too low in any of the tires, a warning message appears on the display. The sensors must be reset after the tire pressure has been corrected in order for the system to continue to accurately monitor the tires. The process for resetting the system is the same for most Mazda models.

Things You'll Need

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Compressed air
  • Park the vehicle on a level surface where you have access to compressed air.

  • Remove the caps from the valve stems on each of the four tires.

  • Press the end of the air pressure gauge into the valve stem of each tire to measure the current pressure.

  • Press the nozzle of the compressed air hose into the valve stem of each tire that is lower than the recommended pressure. Remove the nozzle after a few seconds.

  • Measure the pressure on the tires again. Repeat the process of adding air for a few seconds at a time and checking the pressure until the proper pressure is achieved on all four tires. The recommended pressure is printed on a plaque on the glove box door, or on the driver's door edge.

  • Replace the caps on the valve stems on all four tires.

  • Start the engine. Drive the car at over 15 mph for at least 10 minutes to give the system a chance to monitor and reset based on the new pressure amounts.

References

  • "2010 Mazda6 Owner's Manual"; Mazda North America; 2009
  • "2010 MX-5 Miata Owner's Manual"; Mazda North America; 2009
  • Photo Credit tire gauge image by Randy McKown from Fotolia.com
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