How can I reset my tire pressure warning system?

Asked by Feb 17, 2016 at 05:43 PM about the 2011 Toyota Highlander SE V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I checked where the manual told me to and I found a blank plastic cover, not
the switch!

4 Answers

2,795

I totally understand your frustration, regarding your issue. When the TPS light illuminates it can be for a number of reasons. Were the tires, or wheels recently replaced, or changed? I would take the car to the dealer and have them pull the code and reset the ECM. A tire shop may also be able to assist with this, but with my newer vehicles I prefer a pricey, but documented trip to the dealer to address the issue. Some people might say "oh just disconnect the battery and that will reset the ECM however, in a car as advanced as your Highlander, I would be concerned about the many sensors and electronic components not being properly reinitialized. If the light illuminated simply for low air pressure, and you have aired up the tire to the correct psi, the code usually has to be cleared, it will not self diagnose and automatically extinguish the light. I hope this helps!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I just came back from a Michigan trip and probably the cold could have had some effects. Also I haven't check the spare tire yet. Thanks for your help.

2,795

You are so welcome. I hope that you get this resolved, and yes, it could have been the cold that caused the air to contract however, typical road wear causes the tire to heat to a decent temperature. Just want to ensure that you and your loved ones are riding around in a safe vehicle. Always best to err on the side of caution! Best of luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

2013 Highlander. Button is on right hand side under dash. I could not get light to go off. with reset switch I checked the spare tire and it was at 22.5 PSI. Pumped it up to 30 PSI and light went out. So you make sure check all tires including your spare.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Highlander

Looking for a Used Highlander in your area?

CarGurus has 26,800 nationwide Highlander listings starting at $2,988.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Highlander Questions

Toyota Highlander Experts

#1 Wendy Tucker
Wendy Tucker
Reputation 3,500
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,480
#3 Shawntele Lewis
Shawntele Lewis
Reputation 2,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
547 Great Deals out of 19,590 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
354 Great Deals out of 19,447 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota RAV4
1,071 Great Deals out of 52,690 listings starting at $1,350
Used Acura MDX
360 Great Deals out of 15,376 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid
35 Great Deals out of 1,355 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Camry
1,293 Great Deals out of 96,933 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Sienna
318 Great Deals out of 26,015 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Pathfinder
476 Great Deals out of 26,216 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda CR-V
1,170 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
1,349 Great Deals out of 70,735 listings starting at $985
Used Lexus RX 350
548 Great Deals out of 16,755 listings starting at $5,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,036 Great Deals out of 67,493 listings starting at $495
Used GMC Acadia
990 Great Deals out of 39,623 listings starting at $3,505
Used Toyota Tacoma
713 Great Deals out of 32,026 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Sequoia
150 Great Deals out of 6,585 listings starting at $2,477

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Highlander For Sale
5,003 listings starting at $28,469
2016 Toyota Highlander For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 10,276 listings starting at $24,995
2015 Toyota Highlander For Sale
108 Great Deals out of 1,803 listings starting at $21,999
2014 Toyota Highlander For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,069 listings starting at $16,988
2013 Toyota Highlander For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 2,875 listings starting at $14,790