Your Ferrari’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a vital part of your safety system. The sensor constantly monitors the air pressure in your tires and alerts you when it drops below a certain level. This helps you to avoid blowouts and other tire damage, and ensures that your car is operating at peak efficiency. However, TPMS sensors can sometimes fail, causing the system to give false readings or shut down altogether.
If you notice that your TPMS light is coming on more frequently, or that your tires seem to be losing air pressure more quickly than usual, it’s important to have the system checked by a qualified technician. Otherwise, you could find yourself stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire – not a fun situation for anyone. Here is a list of TPMS sensor issues in Ferrari cars that you should look out for.
Low Air Pressure in the Tires
The TPMS’s purpose is to signal you when the tire pressure is low. If you notice that your tires have gone flat or you have problems driving your vehicle, the TPMS sensor is faulty or has failed. To make an accurate assessment, the sensor must be in good working order. Hence, if you don’t see any warnings on your dashboard, you should get the TPMS inspected by a certified mechanic.
TPMS Warning Light Illuminates
The engine control unit (ECU) or powertrain control module (PCM) receives the sensor’s information and sends a warning to your dashboard if there are issues with the sensors. In the event the TPMS is not functioning as it should, the ECU will trigger the TPMS light.Get your vehicle inspected to find out the underlying cause of the illuminated light. Additionally, you may also get a message on your dashboard that says “tire pressure sensor fault”.
You might receive an improper warning on the DIC if your TPMS is faulty. Maybe the sensor could indicate there is a flat tire when your tires are perfectly fine. It could also send you a signal to say you have low tire pressure when you’ve just inflated them! Don’t ignore these warnings as they could result in serious problems if left unchecked.
Lost Memory in Tire Pressure Sensor
It’s possible for the tire pressure sensors and tire pressure control module to lose communication with each other. In this scenario, reprogramming the sensors with a TPMS reset tool may solve the problem.
If you reside in a region with colder climates, you may change tires between seasons. Perhaps you aren’t aware that you should reset the TPMS after a change of tires. Also, if you have never used these tires for your car before, you have to program the sensors to your vehicle.
In the event you need to replace your TPMS sensor, AW Italian Auto Parts can help you source the parts. Since 1965, our knowledgeable team has been serving the needs of customers who require Ferrari parts. Get in touch with us to see how we can assist you.