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Unhappy 2010 RAV4 Limited TPS Light stays on

I just had the TPS Monitoring System Light come on in my wifes 2010 RAV4. As we were riding home the light started flashing, then came on solid and continues to stay lit solid at this time. I checked the tire pressure in all 5 tires and even over-inflated as some recommendations on this site and others have made. I put in 35 lbs, when 32 is the recommended pressure. I have seen conflicting information about a reset button as well but could not find one, looked under the steering wheel and in the glove compartment area as well. I refuse to take the car to a dealer for something like this, to me this whole TPSM system seems like a huge waste, if you can't check your tires periodically then you deserve to have them underinflated. Any recommendations.
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Have your wife take it to the dealer if you are under warranty.

There is no reset button. Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) reset button

There is a thread on deactivating your TPMS. See post #22: How to disable TPMS (How to turn off TPMS light)

I have found the TPMS to be useful to me.

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Yes, I find the TPMS to be helpful as well. Recently I started to leave from work and the TPMS light was on. All the tires looked normal, so I drove the 3 miles home. In the morning I found a screw embedded in the right front tire. Without the TPMS, it would have been a while before I noticed it. If it's under warranty, get it fixed for free!

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Thanks but it is not under warranty..It just expired..I don't think I would go to the trouble to deactivate it..
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Recommendations? Tell her live with it...see how long that lasts.

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Again, if I was driving and had a tire going down I STILL can't think of a reason I wouldn't want to know!

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I just had the TPS Monitoring System Light come on in my wifes 2010 RAV4. As we were riding home the light started flashing, then came on solid and continues to stay lit solid at this time. I checked the tire pressure in all 5 tires and even over-inflated as some recommendations on this site and others have made. I put in 35 lbs, when 32 is the recommended pressure. I have seen conflicting information about a reset button as well but could not find one, looked under the steering wheel and in the glove compartment area as well. I refuse to take the car to a dealer for something like this, to me this whole TPSM system seems like a huge waste, if you can't check your tires periodically then you deserve to have them underinflated. Any recommendations.

Hi robo,

First, I take no exception to those that like the TPMS and want to keep it as is.

I prefer to just check my tires routinely.

I had the very same problem right after I bought my car back in June. The light came on the way home.

Like you, I prefer to stay away from the dealer(s). So I had the system disabled via the thread about going under the dash and relocating a wire.

The light will now never come on again unless the wiring would be returned to the original configuration.

To each his own, I say,

Jerry Baumchen
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I just had the TPS Monitoring System Light come on in my wifes 2010 RAV4. As we were riding home the light started flashing, then came on solid and continues to stay lit solid at this time. I checked the tire pressure in all 5 tires and even over-inflated as some recommendations on this site and others have made. I put in 35 lbs, when 32 is the recommended pressure. I have seen conflicting information about a reset button as well but could not find one, looked under the steering wheel and in the glove compartment area as well. I refuse to take the car to a dealer for something like this, to me this whole TPSM system seems like a huge waste, if you can't check your tires periodically then you deserve to have them underinflated. Any recommendations.
What was the pressure you found before you put the 35lbs in?
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Hi robo,

First, I take no exception to those that like the TPMS and want to keep it as is.

I prefer to just check my tires routinely.

I had the very same problem right after I bought my car back in June. The light came on the way home.

Like you, I prefer to stay away from the dealer(s). So I had the system disabled via the thread about going under the dash and relocating a wire.

The light will now never come on again unless the wiring would be returned to the original configuration.

To each his own, I say,

Jerry Baumchen
I agree. I've always kept a close eye on all maintenance items, oil, coolant, tires etc and have no need for any nannies to nag me. Never had a problem though, with the TPMS on my Rav.
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You can be as religious as you want about checking your tire pressures, but no amount of checking will alert you to a puncture sustained whilst en-route. Therein lies the key advantage of a TPMS.

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