A lot of folks who own Ford vehicles often encounter pop-up warnings on the instrument panel such as low fuel warnings, oil pressure sensors, or the check engine lights. But one notification that will definitely make you scratch your head is the “train” notification especially when it’s your first time seeing it on your dash. As such, we’re going to cover what “Train tires” means and how to resolve this kind of issue as you read below.
What does it mean when your Ford says “Train Left Front Tire”?
When the notification ‘train left front tire’ appears on your dash, it means that your vehicle is reinitializing its built-in tire pressure sensors. There are several ways how this could happen, such as when you have over or under-inflated tires or you’ve accidentally pressed the wrong button. If it’s the latter, it means that you’ve pressed the hazard button 5 times in quick succession or the ignition has been turned between [Off] and [Run] 3 times after depressing the brake pedal.
How do you deactivate the “Train Tires” notification if it was activated by accident?
If the notification was activated by accident, then all you have to do is simply turn the electronics on your vehicle off by turning the ignition to [Off] or by pressing the [Start] button. The TPMS of your vehicle should remain unaffected by this procedure if you’ve activated the notification by accident yourself. Otherwise, make sure your tire pressure levels are correct to ensure there is no cause for concern if the pop-up is still active.
What is a “TPMS” on a Ford vehicle?
TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is Ford’s built-in electrical device that continuously monitors air pressure within your vehicle’s tires. The purpose of TPMS is to track your fuel economy and to prevent unwanted accidents as it actively checks if your tire wear is caused by over or under-inflated tires. This is why the “Train Left Front Tire ” may sometimes appear on your dashboard, as the TPMS system lets you know when you need to re-inflate your tires as needed. If you’ve driven your Ford vehicle for a while and haven’t checked the tire pressure for the longest time, then now is the best time to do so.
How do you ensure the “Train Tires” notification won’t turn on?
To ensure the “train tires” notification won’t suddenly pop up on your dash, then you should always check your vehicle’s tire pressures monthly, or before any plans for a long drive. If you aren’t aware of how to properly take care of your car’s tire pressure, you can always refer to your Ford vehicle owner’s manual as it contains all the information you need especially on how to maintain it to make sure your vehicle is always run as smooth as possible. Your vehicle owner’s manual also includes information such as recommended pressures if you’re driving with heavier weights inside your vehicle than normal.