Tire Pressure Sensor Recall

Discussion in 'Challenger Mechanical Problems Forum | TSB's' started by SRT-Tom, Sep 18, 2022.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Chrysler tire pressure monitoring system sensor problems have caused a recall of more than 52,300 model year 2022 Dodge Challengers, Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s.

    According to Fiat Chrysler (FCA), the tire pressure monitoring system sensor battery may fail and cause the sensor to fail.

    In May, FCA was notified of possible tire pressure monitoring sensor problems on 2022 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 cars. Specifically, the sensors have batteries that can discharge prematurely and cause the sensors to fail.

    This creates a violation of federal safety standards.

    "If the TPMS light illuminates because the battery in the sensor prematurely discharges, it could mask an actual low tire pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning." — Chrysler

    Dealerships will replace the tire pressure monitoring system sensors once recall notices are mailed September 2, 2022.

    Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 owners may call 800-853-1403 and use recall number Z68.
     
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    Remember the old days, when we used to just keep an eye on our tires and check them with a pressure gauge once in a while? And we’d listen to our car while we drove and could tell if something sounded off? And we knew how to fix stuff? And… and… and…

    I know, old age and senility are tough to live with. o_O
     
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    Haha you're absolutely right! Modern TPMS are a nice addition, in that you can monitor individual tire pressures. And they might help you save a few seconds by giving you an early warning before you feel or hear it. But, they're not necessary. Just another added cost by the government, to protect the few who have no clue. I know every sound my car makes. And if something is off, I know. And on top of all that - if you have a true blowout, NO TPMS is gonna save your ass. Only driving experience, capability of handling your car and reaction time.
     
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