light looks like horseshoe upper left stays on

Asked by Jul 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM about the 2008 Nissan Frontier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

light that loos like horseshoe flickers then stays on. been told its about tire presure. presure is perfect. getting on my nerves. what the hell is it?

1 Answer

1,785

This is your TPMS warning light ( Tire Pressure Monitoring System ). The lamp could be lit for any problem with the TPMS system or sensors. The sensors themselves are inside the tires ( part of the valve stem ), and will cause the light to come on if your tire pressure drops as little as 2 psi so, when you say that your tire pressure is "perfect", be sure that they are no less than 2 psi below the tire pressure for the vehicle which, I think is 36 psi front / 38 psi rear. Have you recently had tires replaced, otherwise completely deflated or, are you running your spare tire ? Not all spares have a TPMS sensor which, if youre running your spare and it has no sensor would cause your light to be on. If youve had tires replaced ( or completely deflated ), the TPMS wheel sensors would have needed to be reset -- Reputable tire centers, etc. would know this and do it without having to say anything but, taking your vehicle to "Joe's Garage" or "Jim's Used Tire Center" or, to your neighbor's to have the tires mounted, chances are the TPMS sensors did not get reset because they either didn't know or didn't have the required tool. The other possibility is that you have a failed wheel sensor which are readily available and aren't too expensive -- $50 - $75 per sensor. Hope this helps.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Nissan Frontier Experts

  • #1
    avatar666
    Reputation
    1,590
  • #2
    opetech
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    jmcalafactor
    Reputation
    370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
574 Great Deals out of 44,299 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford F-150
2,565 Great Deals out of 195,336 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Colorado
271 Great Deals out of 33,983 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Titan
216 Great Deals out of 20,521 listings starting at $3,390
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,258 Great Deals out of 168,223 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tundra
456 Great Deals out of 33,417 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Ranger
148 Great Deals out of 5,438 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Pathfinder
366 Great Deals out of 26,470 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Canyon
145 Great Deals out of 14,457 listings starting at $3,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
996 Great Deals out of 66,239 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
357 Great Deals out of 10,821 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Ridgeline
73 Great Deals out of 5,345 listings starting at $5,490
Used Dodge Dakota
91 Great Deals out of 3,667 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota 4Runner
278 Great Deals out of 22,870 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
52 Great Deals out of 1,805 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Frontier For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 11,806 listings starting at $12,936
2016 Nissan Frontier For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 2,582 listings starting at $13,888
2015 Nissan Frontier For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,065 listings starting at $10,995
2014 Nissan Frontier For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $8,690
2013 Nissan Frontier For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 528 listings starting at $8,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.