Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Lrac

I have read that all cars registered after 2014 have tyre pressure sensors.

I have also read that these sensors have a life expectancy of 5 - 7 years due to the internal battery not being replaceable.

I could only find one price for replacement sensors in a quick search and this was £99 per sensor.

Does this mean a tyre change after 5yrs will have an additional £400 sensor change added to the bill !

I hope someone will tell me I am wrong

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - RT

Not quite correct - all cars after 2014 have TPMS - many of those use the ABS sensors to measure rotational speed differences, no batteries used.

My VW Touareg has in-wheel sensors of the type you refer to - I had to get a second set for my winter wheels, set of 4 was £128 from ebay for genuine Audi items as Q7 shares much with Touareg.

Edited by RT on 15/02/2017 at 19:52

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Lrac

Car in question is a Peugeot 108 2015. Any idea if this model is fitted with in tyre sensors or if it takes its reference from the abs sensors?

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - RobJP

Car in question is a Peugeot 108 2015. Any idea if this model is fitted with in tyre sensors or if it takes its reference from the abs sensors?

If the car has any sort of display which shows tyre pressures then it is the valve monitor type. If not, then it is probably the rotational type.

Not guaranteed, but highly likely.

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Auristocrat

The Aygo has the rotational type of TPMS - the C1 and 108 will be the same.

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Lrac

The Aygo has the rotational type of TPMS - the C1 and 108 will be the same.

Brilliant! Thanks for that. I shall now check any future purchases come with this type of TPMS in addition to a space for a full size spare wheel.

The situation was confused by various adverts for in tyre sensors being available for the Aygo.

I can see a future where a toddlers bike will available with such sensors in addition to airbags linked brakes, tracking etc monitored by a brain that is powered by a Chinese battery that cannot be replaced and only lasts 2yrszzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Life used to be so simple

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - SLO76
Many tyre pressure monitoring systems sensibly work off the ABS system by detecting the speed change in a wheel as the tyre deflates and not via a sensor in the valve which will be guaranteed to go wrong.

ABS is generally a pretty trouble free technology on most brands these days so there's little to fear from a tyre pressure system which utilises what's already there although cold weather and slippy road conditions does seem confuse the hell out of our Polo requiring regular resets despite no drop in pressure. No real chore though, we should be checking our tyre pressures regularly so I just regard it as a wee reminder.
Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Ethan Edwards

Bloke at work has a new Evoke(?). Had a flat tyre away from home due to a broken tyre pressure valve thing. Seems it's quite a common thing? He got the LR rescue people out .

Tyre pressure monitors something we need to thank our EU masters for. Myself I'm happy using my eyeballs and ears. They work flawlessly. No need for these things imo.

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - Falkirk Bairn

>>Myself I'm happy using my eyeballs and ears.

Roughly once every few weeks in a supermarket carpark I have chapped on the window & said that they look like having a puncture/ flat tyre.

The reply is generally - I'll have a look later................NOT Interested would sum up their views.

A wee walk round the car, checking tyres, reversing check lights in a window - takes no time or effort BUT Joe Public ignore everything until something goes bang, tyres, engines etc etc

Tyre pressure sensors.The new dpf /dmf ? - galileo

>>Myself I'm happy using my eyeballs and ears.

Roughly once every few weeks in a supermarket carpark I have chapped on the window & said that they look like having a puncture/ flat tyre.

The reply is generally - I'll have a look later................NOT Interested would sum up their views.

A wee walk round the car, checking tyres, reversing check lights in a window - takes no time or effort BUT Joe Public ignore everything until something goes bang, tyres, engines etc etc

By definition, half the population has lower than average IQ. I seem to come across a lot of them and fewer of those with above average IQ (except for the many valued forum members!)

 

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