Camry Tire Pressure Sensor Resetting Method

Tire pressure monitor sensor or TPMS is an essential part of a vehicle. It is fitted to Toyota vehicles to provide low-pressure warning in any tires.

There can be four or five TPMS sensors included in your Toyota Camry. There will be five sensors because the spare tire may also include one sensor.

TPMS sensor is fitted to the valve assembly of the tires. Each sensor has a unique ID and they send pressure and temperature data to the ECU individually.

ECU compares the data with the suitable pressure of your Camry from the database. There is a warning system called the tire pressure warning system or TPWS.

For any kind of faulty pressure reading the TPWS light turns on in the dashboard or instrument cluster display. A correct amount of pressure is necessary in every tire to safely drive your vehicle.

Tire pressure warning system comes in handy to monitor and maintain the correct tire pressure. Without the equal pressure in every tire, your vehicle may run into many troubles including accidents.

That’s why it is important to know what a TPMS is and how it works. Also, you should optimize the tire pressures and reset the sensors after every inflation.

You can reset the tire pressure sensor in your Toyota Camry by pressing the TPMS reset button or from the vehicle settings on your dashboard. Old Toyota Camrys don’t have TPMS sensors installed, and you will have to manually reset them.

Method 1: Resetting with TPMS Reset Button

You can easily reset the tire pressure sensor by pressing the reset button:

  • At first, drive your Camry for 10 minutes at 50mph which may reset the sensor automatically
  • Then turn the vehicle off and put the key in the ON position and do not start the car
  • You will find the TPMS reset button under the steering wheel near the dashboard or the glove box compartment
  • If you don’t find the button then look at the user manual
  • Press and hold the button until you see the tire pressure warning light flashing three times
  • Tire pressure sensors may take up to 20 minutes to refresh

Method 2: Resetting from Vehicle Settings

If you fail to reset the TPMS sensor by method 1, you can follow this method for resetting the sensors:

  • Power on the vehicle and don’t turn on the engines
  • Press the arrow buttons from the steering wheel to bring the settings menu to the information cluster panel
  • Go to TPWS by scrolling down the Vehicle Settings menu
  • Go to the Set Pressure menu and press ‘OK’ button
  • Hold the OK button until the tire pressure warning light blinks 3 times
  • It will show the Setting Tire Pressure Warning System text in the display

Now you have successfully reset the TPMS sensor or TPWS system. Sometimes you will have to manually reset the data in the ECU. For that, you should set the tire pressures to 3 PSI or the recommended value. After that, you should disconnect the battery and drain all the charges. Then drive for 10 minutes and your ECU will relearn the tire pressure.

FAQs

What is TPMS on Toyota Camry?

It is the tire pressure monitoring system of your Camry. It senses the pressure and temperature of each tire and sends them to the ECU. Tires can be inflated not equally which may cause vibration, imbalance, and affect the driving experience. Tire pressure sensors detect that and warn the ECU. TPMS is necessary for the safety and optimized driving experience.

Where is the TPMS reset button on Toyota Camry?

You can find the TPMS reset button under the steering wheel in the sidekick panel or dashboard of your Toyota Camry. Some old models of Camrys have the button under the glove box compartment door. Follow the instruction manual given with your vehicle if you can’t find the reset button. Some old vehicles don’t have tire pressure sensors and need to be measured manually. They also need manual relearning for the ECU about the tire pressure.

What causes TPMS to fail?

Tire pressure sensors work in a very harsh environment. They are located inside of a tire or integrated into the valve of the tire. These sensors go through high pressure, temperature, and vibration regularly. So, they can become faulty over time and you should check them regularly.

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Final Words

Resetting the tire pressure sensor is very easy and necessary for safe driving. Sometimes the ECU will prevent you from driving if the tire pressures are not equal.

You should reset the tire pressure sensor if you see the tire pressure warning light to be on. Reset the sensors after every time you inflate or deflate the tires.

Spare tires may also include a sensor and you should optimize the pressure of all the tires. You can find the information about the TPMS sensor in the user manual.

Always use the specific tire size and pressure given in the user manual. Some Camrys need to manually reset the sensor and relearn the tire pressure.

It is not a complicated process but if you need help then contact professionals for the job.

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