How do I check the tire pressure monitoring system on my Kia Forte?

My tire pressure light is on, but my tires look fine, so I don’t know if it’s accurate. How do I know if I should check the tire pressure monitoring system on my Kia Forte?

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Generally, you should check the tire pressure monitoring system on your Kia Forte any time you suspect there might be a problem.
One important thing to note, though, is that a tire’s pressure can be too low, even if it doesn’t visibly look like it, so it’s important that you
check each of your tires’ pressure levels
if you haven’t already. If you don’t have a
tire pressure gauge
of your own, many gas stations make them available to use.
Here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to check the tire pressure monitoring system on your
Kia Forte
  • If you’re able, you can use multiple tire pressure gauges to check your vehicle’s tire pressure and compare them to the readings your own Kia Forte gives. While different conditions could give you slightly different readings, if they’re relatively similar, it might be easier to tell whether your Kia Forte’s TPMS light is on for a good reason.
  • If you recently adjusted your Kia Forte’s tire pressure, the TPMS might need time to reset itself. How and when it does so can vary depending on the vehicle and model year, but it’s often automatic after driving a certain distance at a certain speed. On a Kia Forte, that might be at about 50 mph for at least 10 minutes.
  • If your TPMS hasn’t reset, you might have to do so
    . These steps can also vary by model year but are typically outlined in your owner’s manual.
If you’re not sure why your TPMS light won’t turn off, it would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic take a look. It’s possible a faulty sensor or a different problem somewhere in the system could be preventing the light from turning off—and you want to be able to heed your TPMS light’s warning when it does come on, not second-guess it.
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