Knowing the tire pressure that is recommended for your vehicle is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Under or over inflating your tires can lead to car damage and even unsafe driving conditions. For the 2017 Toyota Camry, Toyota recommends keeping your tires inflated to 35 PSI. For other model years the recommended tire pressure can always be found in the owner’s manual. Many newer cars, including the 2017 Toyota Camry, have a tire pressure sensor that will alert drivers to a low tire. Find more information on tire sensors including how to turn off the tire pressure light on your Toyota, keep reading.
How to turn off the tire pressure light on your Toyota
Like we previously mentioned, the 2017 Toyota Camry has a tire pressure sensor to show drivers when there is a low tire. But even modern technology is not perfect. So, what happens when you see the alert and fill up your tires and the lighted sensor does not turn off? Luckily, there is a simply way to fix the problem. Follow the steps below and the tire pressure sensor should reset itself.
- Step 1 – Engage Parking Brake
- Step 2 – Turn the Ignition to the ON Position
- Step 3 – Press and Hold the Tire Pressure Reset Button (located inside the glove box, knee bolster, or instrument cluster)
- Step 4 – Disengage Parking Brake
Why are tire pressures different?
Having to remember what tire pressure your specific vehicle needs can seem like a pain. However, there is a good reason that not all tire pressure is the same and it has to do with the weight of the vehicle. Heavier cars need to have tires with a higher tire pressure to carry the weight load safely while lighter cars need less.