^^^^ solidfish - great thread BTW.
Originally Posted by HaulinAzz
I've read a few posts here about canadian models not having TPMS. I'd like to squash that rumor right now. My 08 Sport V6 has TPMS. So does my ex's '11 base I4.
^^ My Canadian built 2008 RAV4 Limited / dealer maintained with 89,000 Km - did not
- I've been driving for over 4 decades & my eyes, spot check tire pressure every time I walk up to one of my vehicles...before I jump in & turn the key / my visual method has never let me down, but not for everyone. TPMS are an expense, I personally would sooner avoid.
We bought a winter wheel package for our sons new 2015 Lexus RX350 - TPMS at dealer was $55 each. But his 2008 Nissan Rogue had needed 2 TPMS - one defective one probably had a low battery & the other had a broken valve stem. Needed fixed & eliminate TPMS warning light, to help sell private - Nissan dealer wanted $155 each.
So my independent garage friend installed 2 universal TPMS, for $45 each
on and reprogrammed them for free / good customer service.
Now for next summer, when the winter tires on 6 spoke OEM alloy rims come off.
- custom valve stems (without TPMS)
and 2013 Highlander 17x7.5" alloy rims.
- on silver rims I want chrome valve stems / on black rims I want black rubber valve stems
- and no TPMS warning light, on the dash of our 2008 Limited / Canadian built
On nice rims, I like to run Truck 100 psi designed chrome valve stems, with stainless steel caps
- originally made for 1 Ton Dually...I buy them at a full tire shop.
- 1/3 the price, as Nissan dealer...installed on 7 year old Rogue SL.
- suspect internal battery went dead, on one / broken valve stem, in other
Expensive TPMS programmer, at garage.
Reprogram TPMS, plug & play method
Reprogram original TPMS, scan tool method
- as working TPMS valve stems left in rim, during tire change