Featured TPMS Tip:  Mercedes-Benz M Class 2006 – 2011

Every month, Mitchell 1 provides TPMS information to Modern Tire Dealer, an award-winning publication that writes editorial content geared to independent tire dealers. We’ll also be sharing this content here in our blog, with a link to the Modern Tire Dealer website where you can read the article in full. The TPMS information in this article may also be accessed in the reset procedures tab in ProDemand®, along with other important reset procedure data for the selected vehicle.

SUBJECT VEHICLES: Mercedes-Benz M Class vehicles including 2007-2009 ML320, 2006-2011 ML350, 2007-2011 ML450, 2006-2011 ML500, 2007-2011 ML550 and 2007-2011 ML63.


SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED? Yes. Assembly tool (M-B# 124589176300).

TPMS information

Locating the TPMS reset switch (typical).

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the tire inflation pressure (as selected by the driver) in the four road tires of the Mercedes-Benz M Class subject vehicles. To perform this function, the system uses an electronic tire pressure sensor in each wheel, and a low tire pressure warning light on the instrument cluster.

The wheel sensor is mounted on the metal valve (not visible from outside), and measures the air pressure and temperature inside the tire.

Tire pressure monitor warning indicators

If the warning light is on and the multifunction display shows a message, immediately check air pressure of all tires and adjust to the specified pressure. Reactivate the TPMS. Drive the vehicle for a few minutes to ensure the malfunction has been corrected. If the warning light stays on or flashes, there is a malfunction in the TPMS. See the appropriate manufacturer service information. The warning light will illuminate in the following ways to indicate a low tire pressure condition or a malfunction in the TPMS:

  • If the warning light is on continuously, one or more of the tires is significantly under-inflated. There is no problem in the TPMS.
  • If the warning light flashes for 60 seconds and then stays illuminated, there is a problem in the TPMS. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.

NOTE: If a condition causing the TPMS to malfunction develops, it may take up to 10 minutes for the system to signal a malfunction using the warning light flashing and illumination sequence.

Continue reading this article in Modern Tire Dealer

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