Most people don't really know or care about their car and just want to get where they are going. But it is also experience. A young person may never have had a flat before and may not know what is happening.:doh: She is probably married to the guy that shot a dairy cow and thought he had a buck!
I've never had a false indication. I've had examples of a low pressure indication on a cold morning, which isn't false, it is actual low pressure due to temperature.Draconian? Agreed. But on the bright side, because there are so many false readings, it would probably eliminate the necessity of speed limits on the highways. I can only recall one time (of several dozen) that the TPMS was correct and it was obvious. It was an instant flat and I was just trying to get to a lighted place to install my spare.
I think the part about 'summoning the police' is silly, but the technology exists to limit speed to posted limits (many GPS units already monitor this and indicate when you exceed the limit). I personally don't like the idea of using that to limit vehicle speed because 'speed limits' aren't actual limits based on logical reasoning. Low tire pressure indications, on the other hand, are.Now here's an idea: How about a governor that won't let a car exceed the speed limit? If it does, it summons the police because there must be an emergency. If there's no emergency it becomes a false report to police = arrest, night in the cooler, judge, lawyer, $$$, etc.
I think you are missing the point. There are legal laws, and there are physical laws. If you drive at speed on underinflated tires you are at risk of violating physical laws. The tire will overheat, it may blow out, you may crash, endangering yourself and others. I'm suggesting that instead the vehicle could limit your speed to reduce the risk, and you could either continue at low speed or pump up your damn tires to resume normal functioning.Thank God you are not in charge dude. Just saying.............
The device below will tell you which tire is low.I'm getting a LTP warning on my Patriot due to the low temps. I'll plug in an ODB reader and see if it gives any indication of which tire it could be. It would be nice if Chrysler had given the UConnect units the ability to show diagnostic information like other companies car modules do. But no, we can't have that, now can we?!
Does anyone know of the underhood location of the TPMS receiver module? Per OP, it the module could be #2 or #3, (base vs enhanced TPMS display).
Dealer wanted $228 to replace; I found the part online for under $75.
Thanks in advance,