TPMS: Nissan Titan 2004-2018
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SUBJECT VEHICLES: 2004 – 2018 Nissan Titan.
RELEARN PROCEDURE? No
SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED? Yes.
A Nissan Signal Tech II scan tool (J-50190) or CONSULT scan tool can be used. A transmitter activation tool (J-45295) is used in the wake-up procedure and can aid in the registration procedure if using the CONSULT tool system.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2004 to 2018 Nissan Titan may also be referred to as the low tire pressure warning system. The instrument cluster may also be referred to as combination meter.
During driving at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h), the low tire pressure warning system receives the signal transmitted from the transmitter installed in each wheel, and gives alarms when the tire pressure becomes low. A sensor-transmitter integrated with a valve (installed on each wheel) transmits a detected air pressure signal in the form of a radio wave. An antenna located in the passenger-side front pillar receives the air pressure signal transmitted by the transmitter in each wheel. The low tire pressure warning control unit reads the air pressure signal received by the antenna, and controls the warning light and the buzzer operations. It also has a judgement function to detect a system malfunction.
Tire pressure warning light
NOTE: Tire pressure rises and falls depending on heat caused by vehicle’s operation and the outside temperature. If the outside temperature is low, the air inside the tire may cool, causing a lower tire inflation pressure. This may cause the low tire pressure warning light to illuminate.
When the low tire pressure warning system detects low inflation pressure or another unusual symptom, the warning light in the instrument cluster comes on. If the system detects that air pressure is less than 27 psi (190 kPa), it will also sound a buzzer for 10 seconds and a “FLAT TIRE” or “CHECK TIRE PRESSURE” warning message will appear in instrument cluster display (if equipped).
The instrument cluster display unit displays the air pressure of each tire (except the spare tire). After the ignition switch is turned on, the pressure values will not be displayed until the data of each wheel is received.
NOTE: Pressure indication in “** psi” on the screen indicates that the pressure is being measured. After a few driving trips, the pressure for all four tires will be displayed. The order of tire pressure figures displayed does not correspond with the actual order of tire position.
When the tire pressure warning light comes on, immediately check the air pressure of all tires and adjust to the specified pressure. Make sure the warning light goes off. The warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted.
After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light. If the warning light stays on or flashes, there is a malfunction in the TPMS. See the appropriate manufacturer service information.
TPMS reset procedures
NOTE: When a spare tire is mounted, or a wheel, tire pressure sensor or BCM is replaced, the tire pressure sensor must be registered.
The low tire pressure warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light.
Tire pressure sensor registration
NOTE: If the tire pressure sensor was replaced, the new sensor will be in an “asleep” mode. To wake up the sensor, see “Transmitter wake-up operation.”
NOTE: To register a new tire pressure sensor, a Nissan Signal Tech II scan tool or CONSULT scan tool can be used. A transmitter activation tool (J-45295) is used in the wake-up procedure and can aid in the registration procedure if using the CONSULT tool system. Sensor registration and wake-up methods in this article reference CONSULT type scan tool procedures.
NOTE: If a CONSULT-II is used without also using the CONSULT-II CONVERTER, a malfunction might be detected during self-diagnosis, depending on which control unit carries-out CAN communication.
NOTE: The Signal Tech II Tool (J-50190) can be used to perform the following:
- Activate the TPMS transmitters.
- Display the TPMS transmitter IDs.
- Display the tire pressure reported by the TPMS transmitter.
- Read the TPMS DTCs.
- Register the TPMS transmitter IDs.
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