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Low tire pressure icon

At what tire pressure does the low tire icon come on? My 08 RAV 4 tire pressure is 32#.
Also have a 08 Yaris sedant also 32# tire pressure at what tire pressure does the low tire icon come on for my Yaris? Is it the same as the RAV?
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I read that when tire pressure drops 25% below what its supposed to be the low tire light comes on. For 32# that would be 8# so the light should come on around 24# When my light came on i checked my tire pressure the tire gage read 25# for 2 tires. I usually keep a good watch on my tire pressure but lately slacked off because between Toyota oil changes pressure was always @ where its supposd to be. Unless the Toy mech didnt check it last time. So will go back to my weekly pressure checks. Should have known better. If you want it done right do it yourself!
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I had one get down to 22 pounds and the sensor did not go off. Had the dealer check this out and never found out about why the TPMS indicator did not go off. Turned out I had a bad valve in the stem which was replaced and solved the leak. As always I check the pressure regularly every week.
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I hope I'm not veering off too much from the original topic.
Our TPMS light came on when the spare tire was around 25 psi, which is slightly within spec.

By the wya, does anyone know - when the dealer rotates the tires - if they dismount the spare tire (in which case at least another will need to be dismounted) and rotates it amongst the others???
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By the way, does anyone know - when the dealer rotates the tires - if they dismount the spare tire (in which case at least another will need to be dismounted) and rotates it amongst the others???
That would be very unusual.

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If your spare and the other wheels are the same, you will probably have to pay extra to get the 5-wheel rotate. Don't let them charge more than 125% of a 4-wheel rotation.

The spares on the Limited are not the normally the same as the other 4 wheels.To do a 5-wheel rotate, ou would want to buy a fifth aloy wheel. I have a 5-wheel rotation done on my base.

The Sport models with the spare (no SAP) can do 5-wheel rotate.

I suggest you bring in the rotation pattern you prefer. If you have non-directional tires, I suggest the forward cross for the RAV4, since the car is front-wheel drive most of the time.


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FYI: Kind of hard to do a 5 tire rotation when the spare isn't using the same type of rim.

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FYI: Kind of hard to do a 5 tire rotation when the spare isn't using the same type of rim.
So no stock Limiteds have matching wheels.


Sports without SAP have matching wheels.
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Thanks Carbon and Zeoth.
Both of you bring up excellent and valid points.

1) Looking at Carbon's post, FWD and 4WD have different rotation patterns.
2) Our (Limited trim) spare definitely has a different rim (steel rim I presume but not a "donut") - I have to check up on the size/type of tire as well.

IF the spare tire size (brand would help too) matches the other 4, would it entail the dealer (or whoever else rotating the tires) having to dismount the tires from at least the spare tire rim and another alloy rim for "proper" rotation?


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1) Looking at Carbon's post, FWD and 4WD have different rotation patterns.
2) Our (Limited trim) spare definitely has a different rim (steel rim I presume but not a "donut") - I have to check up on the size/type of tire as well.
While it is not critical, I would treat our 4WD as FWD for that purpose. The rear wheels drive only a small part of the time. The difference in the rearward cross and foreward cross are minimal anyway. Few know why it would make any difference.


I would not use the patterns in the owner's manual unless my tires were directional. But it would not be a big deal.
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