When driving, the tire pressure of your vehicle is one of the most important things you should note before you even start to drive. Having the right pressure on your tires ensures that you have a comfortable and efficient drive. Fortunately, the Toyota Camry is equipped with a tire pressure warning system to help you keep track of your tires pressures. In this article, we help you reset this indicator when needed. Simply follow the steps outlined below:
How to Reset your Toyota Camry’s Tire Pressure Warning System ?
Once the tire pressure warning light comes on, properly inflating your Toyota Camry’s tires should automatically shut it off. However, if there will be an instance where this is not the case, here are some of the things you can do to reset your Tire Pressure Warning System:
- With your Toyota Camry parked in a safe place, [Start] your engine. Go to [Settings] on your car’s touchscreen by pressing it on your infotainment panel or on your steering wheel, if available. Go to Toyota Vehicle Settings and then select [OK]. Afterward, go to TPWS (Tire Pressure Warning System), then simply press and hold the [OK] button and wait for the TPWS light to flash 3 times. The indicator light should shut off within 10 to 30 minutes as you drive at or above 50 mph.
- Another option is to inflate all 4 of your tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount and immediately deflate them completely. It’s recommended to include the spare time when adjusting the PSI of your tires as it has a sensor-equipped as well. Once all tires are deflated, simply inflate all 4 including your spare tire to the recommended tire pressure to shut off the Tire Pressure Warning System.
- If the two methods do not work, you can disconnect the positive battery of your Toyota Camry with a wrench while the engine is off. Turn the car back on and honk for about 3 seconds to discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Once this step is done, reconnect the battery and check if the tire pressure warning resets.
All the instructions provided on how to reset your vehicle’s TPWS are based on the actual Toyota Camry Owner’s Manual. All 3 procedures should work across all Toyota Camry models from 2007-2021.
What are the common issues that cause the TPWS to turn on?
Your Toyota Camry’s TPWS uses multiple sensors within the vehicle to track how much air pressure is in your tires constantly and will immediately alert you if the pressure levels drop below normal levels as indicated in your manual. Once this light comes on, this means there will be an immediate change in your Toyota Camry’s performance as your tires lose pressure.
Underinflated tires will cause you to have poor traction, poor fuel economy, and decreased load-carrying capability. You’re also prone to a blowout and your vehicle will be susceptible to damage from potholes, curbs, cracks, and debris. This is why you should take note of your vehicle’s tire pressure to prevent unnecessary accidents that can simply be remedied by being prepared all the time.
What do I do if all the steps to reset my Toyota Camry’s TPWS don’t work?
If the first step doesn’t work, you may try doing the other 2 options to see if it will reset your TPWS. After performing all the suggested steps as indicated on your owner’s manual did not work, then it’s recommended to contact your local Toyota dealership to have your car checked by a licensed professional.