what is tire pressure sensor fault

Asked by Aug 18, 2013 at 09:10 PM about the 2011 Ford Focus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2011 Ford Focus SES has a message in the information section which says "Tire Pressure Sensor Fault". What does this mean? I cannot find it in my owners manual. How much will this cost me if I need to have it reset or repaired? Thanks.

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Your Tire pressure monitor system has failed, you should still be under warranty but if not it is safe to drive if you don't have the money to get it fixed right away ..it may be something as simple as a wire off or a ground

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Battery in the wheel sensor could be bad. Same thing happened in my buddys porsche 911.

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I didn't know the sensor had a battery Michael, like an ABS sensor battery? Please educate me if you don't mind, and no I am not being sarcastic, when I read it it kinda looked that way but really, I didn't know it had one

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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301692 -- check this out.

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Here you go DavidH25 this should explain it : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y04gARDiZx4

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Thank You gentlemen

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Yes thank you dandyoun I didnt relize the sensor went dorment after a few minutes to preserve battery life.

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Have 2005 is it the same as the 2011

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My 2011 focus. I have elder neighbor, he take care n on me and check my car everynight, Friday went to run an errand , light came on low tire prrdsure, I did not c nothing wrong 28th my tires drove bout a mile noticed car wobbling, pulled over said shit what the heck I was just driving to go air up but sounded really bad got out, tire looked like had lot of cuts and tearing off what doesn't his tire pressure sensor fault mean thank you much !!!

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It basically has nothing to do with your car breaking down. If you don't have the money to fix it just let it go. Next time you need a new car, just don't buy a Ford, period!

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