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Faulty Low Tire Pressure Light

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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
74,580 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. reset the computer system (1 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 072010

Alero GLS 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The faulty low tire pressure light is on. Have had tires checked and filled and still no relief.

- , Round Hill, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 122007

Alero 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

The low tire pressure light has been coming on since we bought the car. we had the tires checked they were fine we even put on new tires. this stupid light still comes on. Once every two weeks like clockwork. We have to constantly reset the system to turn off this stupid light.

- , Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 012007

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,322 miles

I had the same problem too. But after some simple research and reading the car manual it became clear what the problem was. But if you don't know heres a little more info on how the system works.

If you recently filled up your tires and didn't reset the system it may flash on and off every once in awhile. (yes you have to reset the system after you fill up the tires) The system can take up to I forgot 4-10 hours of standard driving to 'learn' your driving habits. Once one or more tires has fallen about 12-15 psi under the other tires the light will come on. Best thing is to fill up your tires to the recommended psi, then reset the system. Resetting the system is a lot easier then one may think.

- Turn key position to 'ON' - Open your fuse box on the driver side (open your driver door and the very left end of the dashboard, you'll see a flap/door thingy, pull that off) - In there you'll find a red 'RESET' button - Press that once and you'll notice the 'low tire pressure' light to flash - Press that reset button once more and you'll notice the oil light to begin to flash - Press and hold the reset button until your hear the car 'chime' (the little dingy noise it does)

and your done! The light will go off. It may come on but just ignore it...its just trying to learn your driving habits. (how hard you turn, accelerate, braking ect.)

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

problem #1

Jan 112006

Alero V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

OK..GRIPE #3 The low tire light comes on even when my tires have plenty of F* air in them. I would be on my way to work, in a hurry no less, and have to pull into a gas station to check my tires. I felt like I was doing the F* Chinese Fire Drill all the time. I would pull over, run around my damn car, rain or shine, and check all the damn tires just to find that they were FINE! I refuse to put anymore $ in this god forsaken piece. I finally wised up and went to Wal-mart and bought the red/green tire pressure caps that let you know when the damn things are ACTUALLY low. I still have to get out, but atleast I don't have to check the pressure!!!!!!!!! Solution $5 and little exercise P.S. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this car, thought so! :(

- , Vandalia, IL, USA

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