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TPMS Light Flash + Dealer Reset story
So last week the TPMS light would flash for 1min after starting the car. According to the owners manual this means the system needs to be serviced. So I took it to the dealer this morning for an oil change and told them about the light. The guy at the service desk told me they would reset the TPMS system and that would fix it. I asked what would cause the light to flash and why they were only to to reset the system. He told me the TPMS must be reset every 5,000miles. I went on to tell him I have had the car since new (today was 15,000 miles service) and had not see the light flash like that once in all that time. He went on to tell me they reset it every time it is in for an oil change and must of frogot last time (I got to the same dealer for all my oil changes about every 3 to 3.5K miles as an oil change is only $22.00 and they take no longer than 20mins) I go on to say if you frogot it last time I would be at about 6,500miles for the last time they reset they TPMS and the light had just starting flashing 200miles ago. Now to me this sounds like a line of BS this is my 1st car with TPMS but I don't see why it would need to be reset every 5K miles. Any one else get this story before? Is the only way to reset through the computer? What might the real cause of the light flashing meaning service really be?