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I have an '08 Titan with less than 400 miles on it. The low tire pressure light came on. I checked the pressure-all tires are perfect at 35-36psi. I know there is nothing wrong, but it is driving me nuts.

The owners manual says the light will flash if the sensor is bad or malfunctioning and will burn solid if its working correctly. Mine is burning solid.

How can I fix this without buying anything or having to take the truck in for service. Maybe just missed something when reading through the owner's manual on how to fix it.
 

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Why do you not want to take it back?

You have less than 400 miles on the truck, take it back to the dealer and let them deal with it.
 

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Take it in to the dealer. I practically live there.:smoke: I have a 2005 4x4 4 door and it has had all kinds of little problems.:crying: I have the same problem with the light but they told me that it’s on because I have the spare time on my truck. It’s the same kind of tire and rim but it has a black plastic air stem insted of the silver air stem.

I have to take the time to get my spare tire put back under the truck and get the right tire on so I can verify what they are saying. I'm going to the dealer this Thursday to handle some other issues."misslelau Once I verify the spare tire theory of there’s I will let you know.:cheers:
 

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If you are running the spare, then you will have the light. It doesn't have a sensor therefore the computer is only picking up 3 tires. This Theory is correct.
 

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from what you are describing, the psi is sufficient, yet the tire pressure sensor system is not recognizing them as being properly inflated... with only 400 miles, I hope you're not running the spare... there is something wrong with your sensor system, go to your stealership and have them fix it... supposedly the light supposed to come on after one of the tire's pressure is below 30psi, then after airing to sufficient psi (over 30), the system supposed to recalibrate itself and reset after about 3-5 miles of driving... (supposedly...)
 

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That's funny, your light won't go off, and mine won't go on! Guess after 3 hard years and 50,000 miles, the "idiot" light is worn out. Since I check my tire pressure weekly, it's not a big thing. However, for a new truck, it's something the "stealership" should take care of! Good luck.....
 

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It came on in my truck this morning because it was 28 degrees. It stayed On even though it got into 50s. I checked the pressure and filled a little more to 36-37 psi, drove it a little. Still on, then 30 minutes later restarted it and it went off.
I only have 500 miles. If this happens again I'm taking it to the stealership.
 

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I had the same problem with my 08. Bought the truck with 23 miles on it made it to 50 before the tire light came on, all tires were at 38psi... took it back in had the air replaced with nitrogen fixed the problem 600 miles later its still off!
 

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My 08 had less than 200 miles on it before the light came on. However, when I checked the presssure, all the tires were around 30 psi. I upped it to 35 psi and within 30 miles the light went off.
 

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I have had similar issues with the TPMS sensors in mt '05 I live in CO where it gets cold often and even with my tires aired up to 34-35psi (max PSI for the BFG Rugged Trails) the low tire warning comes on. I've had it to the dealer, but they keep recomending over inflating the tires to 36-39 PSI (which drives me nuts, and I'm pretty sure BFG stated Max PSI of 35 of a reason).

If I keep 36 PSI in the tires I don't have any issues. My friend has an '06 and has the same issue.
I sent Nissan a comment/complaint about it and got a reply stating that they had documented your concern. So maybe for future titan owners they will desensitize the sensors/fix the issue.
I've just removed the TPMS sensors from my extra set of tires/rims so I can run decent PSI in a passenger rated tire without the dummy light on all the time in the winter.
 

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In the last two years, I had the chime and the light came on. It was 10 degrees out and one tire had 27 lbs in it. Filled them all to 37, for mpg reasons, and the light went off after about 5 miles of driving. The light has been off for over a year now.
 

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DRTYAZN said:
from what you are describing, the psi is sufficient, yet the tire pressure sensor system is not recognizing them as being properly inflated... with only 400 miles, I hope you're not running the spare... there is something wrong with your sensor system, go to your stealership and have them fix it... supposedly the light supposed to come on after one of the tire's pressure is below 30psi, then after airing to sufficient psi (over 30), the system supposed to recalibrate itself and reset after about 3-5 miles of driving... (supposedly...)

This is correct. Happened to me yesterday. Once I air'd up my tires again and went down the road, about 3 miles later the light went off.
 

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My light came on two days ago. Checked the tires, they were all different pressures. Got them all back to 35 to 36 PSI, and put about 20 miles on it. Lights still on....Will check this morning then take to dealer if the light is still on.
 

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Wait...if the light starts to flash and then goes to solid that means there is a problem with the sensor?

I run 38-42 psi in my tires because I get a little better gas mileage and I tow a heavy boat a few times a week.

Every time I hook the boat up, the light will start to flash for a few minutes then go to solid for a few minutes then turn off and stay off until the next trip...any thoughts there?

I was told by the stealership since I run more PSI in my tires there is nothing I can do about it....
 

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Wait...if the light starts to flash and then goes to solid that means there is a problem with the sensor? ... I was told by the stealership since I run more PSI in my tires there is nothing I can do about it....
Now that is definitely a line of crap from your stealership... your towing shouldn't interfere with the signal from the sensors, and your tire pressure doesn't change that drastically with towing... I am led to think that, based on your symptoms, the sensor assembly might not be getting a complete seal... there are a couple of rubber seals that are supposed to be changed out each and every time you replace tires, however these seals could have gone bad and the only way to find out would be to break down the tires and replace the rubber seals... I'm not sure what kit number are for our sensors , but I'm sure one of TT OEM vendors here have it avail, or just hit up a local tire shop if you are fed up with the stealership crap...
 

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Grnhead said:
Wait...if the light starts to flash and then goes to solid that means there is a problem with the sensor?

I run 38-42 psi in my tires because I get a little better gas mileage and I tow a heavy boat a few times a week.

Every time I hook the boat up, the light will start to flash for a few minutes then go to solid for a few minutes then turn off and stay off until the next trip...any thoughts there?
This is what happens to me too, with or with out my TT. I haven't done anything for it because I'm getting tires Friday:upsidedow
 

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Update: Two days later, the temperature soared into the lower 80's and the light turned itself off. I can only attribute the light to a false warning based on temperature. That kinda sucks though. I already have an "Icy" warning when the temperature drops below 34 or 35 degrees. Stupid light!
 
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