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I have a 2014 lt cruze, recently put snow tires and rims without tpms sensors in them. I expected to see a light or warning to service tpms system but nothing car seems happy.
I then looked in the dic menu to see what it said about tire pressure and the tire pressure menu is not there.
I then put the tires with the sensors beside the car and still no menu.
Anyone know if this is normal or not?
This a Canadian Cruze if that mattes.

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Yeah that only happens up in canuckland .
No sensors so the system is not recieving a signal from the wheels and is pròbably gone into a limp mode .. Now when you return those OEM tires and wheels you may need to have the TPMS monitors reestablished to the system reciever ..............
 

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Have you been driving with the snow tires on? When I put mine on last year the warning came on the next morning. That's after I had driven around for a bit the night before with the winter tires on. It's not a constant signal being sent to the car's computer from the wheels. When the vehicle is stationary, there's a motion sensor in the tire sensors that turn them to an off state to preserve battery life. There's a certain time limit within the car's computer system itself I would imagine that sets it to wait a period of time without receiving a signal from the wheels before telling you to service the tire monitor system. If it is going to come on and tell you, it may be a bit.
 

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Thanks for the reply`s , I did drive it today approx. 75k and still no warnings, I just have a hard time believing it is going to be that simple , I would expect some annoying blinking light or message so I would go buy more sensors.
This is better an I will not have it checked until sing when it`s time t go back to summer tires.

It just seemed odd the tire pressure menu would be gone from the dic
and was curious if someone else had seen the same thing.
 

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Don't fret! After about a half hour of continuous driving your tpms light WILL come on and stay. Should take about the same amount of time to get a reading when you reinstall your OEM's.
I'll check my DIC for the tire pressure when I put MY snows on but that probably wont be for another month or so.
 

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I was under the impression that you folks in Canada don't have the tpm system as Brian stated.

Canadian members please clarify.

Rob
 

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I was under the impression that you folks in Canada don't have the tpm system as Brian stated.

Canadian members please clarify.

Rob
Yes we do. It's standard on most of the packages including my Diesel Cruze. I'd buy them for my snow tires just to prevent the warning light from staying on, but I don't feel it's worth it to spend $60 on each sensor for all 4 tires.
 

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Yes we do. It's standard on most of the packages including my Diesel Cruze. I'd buy them for my snow tires just to prevent the warning light from staying on, but I don't feel it's worth it to spend $60 on each sensor for all 4 tires.
Thanks for the reply.

You said the system is standard on 'most' packages......elaborate please.

Rob
 

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IIRC, the TPMS is required in the US. It may not be required in Canada. That might play a role in this.
 

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Mystery solved.
Thanks to all who replied .
My 2014 1LT cruze does not have tpm sensors, I bought the car new March of 15 and I assumed it had the sensors as my 07 Impala i traded had them and I thought they would be standard equipment by now.
Canada does not have a requirement for them to be there.
My apologies to all
 

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TPMS is a government required system that can cost the consumer over 400 bucks to repair.

What it does is replaces a five buck tire gauge.

Any other suggestions as to exactly what TPMS do?

After driving seemingly for a zillion years, never needed TPMS to tell me I have a low tire, can tell immediately by the handling of the vehicle. And sure in the hail didn't need it to tell me I had a blowout.

So my weird way of thinking is that TPMS was required by idiots for idiots.

Feel the same way about mandatory ABS and they lie like crazy when they say it does not interfere with normal braking, its in series with normal braking, and if it fails, won't have any braking at all! Speaking from experience and for what little it does, cost a huge fortune to repair.

And if they think an 89 cent microcontroller with traction and stability control can replace the human brain, well maybe its time to get a new brain.
 

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Yes we do. It's standard on most of the packages including my Diesel Cruze. I'd buy them for my snow tires just to prevent the warning light from staying on, but I don't feel it's worth it to spend $60 on each sensor for all 4 tires.
You can get a set of 4 on Amazon for under $100US.
 

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Yes we do. It's standard on most of the packages including my Diesel Cruze. I'd buy them for my snow tires just to prevent the warning light from staying on, but I don't feel it's worth it to spend $60 on each sensor for all 4 tires.
They were only $30each installed on my snows from my Chev dealer.
 

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Even worse than reduced fuel economy with under inflated tires is broken belts, tire has to be replaced. Made darn sure with each of my kids on their way to college had a tire gauge in their vehicle, and showed them how to use it.

A couple weren't very diligent on this, another had an excuse, where do I get air? Good question that not even our congress addressed, why I feel they are complete idiots, which is a compliment, more like morons.

This site proves my point on this subject:

Free Air For Tires! FreeAirPump.com

In all of Milwaukee, just one example, only one place offers free air. But you still need a good tire gauge. What are you going to do with TPMS, put a drop of air in the tires then look at the DIC?

With some places that charge a buck for air, don't even have a tire gauge on the chuck, and once you release the valve, have to kick in another buck.

Suppose you could carry a bicycle tire pump or buy a spray can.

Tube type tires were far superior to tubeless for holding air, still have these on an old boat trailer I converted into a utility trailer, check them a year later, still at 60 psi. Tubeless have about ten feet of extra length where rim leaks can occur.

Historically, first we had full service gas stations, would even check your tires for a buck's worth of gas in a price war could buy you seven gallons. Then tubeless came along, followed by tons of road salt to eat away at the rims, then an energy crisis where all full service gas stations bit the dust replaced by beer selling convenience self service stations without even an air hose at the pumps.

So what does our idiot congress do, make tire pressure mandatory, but not a thing what to do about it to get air. Kids living in an apartment building really have problems like this. World is going nuts!
 
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