Struggling with the tyre pressure warning light on your Mazda CX-5?
When this light comes on, it’s important to take prompt action to address any potential issues with your tyres.
In this guide, we will not only explain why the warning light is triggered but also walk you through the process of resetting it.
One of the most common reasons for the tyre pressure warning light to illuminate is low tyre pressure. When the pressure in one or more tyres falls below the recommended level, the sensor triggers the warning light.
Another cause of the warning light coming on could be a puncture or leak in one of the tyres. Even a small puncture can lead to a slow leak, causing the tyre pressure to drop over time.
The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) relies on sensors in each tyre to monitor pressure levels. In some cases, the TPMS sensor itself may malfunction, causing the warning light to activate erroneously.
Before resetting the warning light, ensure that all tyres are properly inflated to the recommended pressure levels.
You can find this information in your vehicle’s manual or on the placard located on the driver’s side door frame.
Insert the key and turn the ignition on without starting the engine.
Find the reset button, which is usually located near the steering wheel or on the dashboard. Press and hold the reset button until the tyre pressure warning light starts flashing.
Be patient and wait for the warning light to stop flashing and remain off.
Once the light has turned off, start the engine to ensure that the reset process was successful. If the warning light stays off, you have successfully reset the tyre pressure warning light.
The Mazda CX-5 tyre pressure warning light is a valuable safety feature that alerts drivers to potential issues with tyre pressure.
Remember, maintaining proper tyre pressure not only enhances performance but also contributes to better fuel efficiency and longer tyre life.
Drive safely, and don’t forget to check your tyre pressure regularly!
I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!