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2008 Subaru Outback Base 4dr H4 Man

2008 Subaru Outback
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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December 14, 2011, 1:09 pm

Richard L
 

Question: Low tire indicator light

Hello my 2009 subaru outback has the Low tire indicator light in the dash cluster that is staying on even after i've checked the tire pressure in all four tires. i've even added one extra pound of pressure to all 4 tires to try and get the light to turn off. will this light stay lit if i have too much pressure in my tires? do these senors fail from time to time?


December 19, 2011, 7:47 pm

Elizabeth K
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The TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) can have failures like that. You'll need to have the codes read to see what the problem is, and the dealer is usually the only one with that capability (though it is worth calling your local tire shop to see if they can do it). Once the codes are scanned, you'll be able to diagnose the issue (could be a bad sensor, etc).


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