Kia Picanto tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) senses change in radius of the tyre. If the tyre pressure decreas- es below the recommended pressure, the system warning light will be illuminated.
For the system to function properly, it is the driver’s responsibility to set the system by following accurate procedure and set current tyre pressure.
The warning light will illuminate on the cluster when one or more of your tyres is under-inflated after the TPMS is set. The warning light will also illuminate to warn the driver of system malfunction.
The driver can set the TPMS by following procedures below:
- Inflate all tyres to the recommended pressure.
- Start the engine, make sure the vehicle is not moving, and press the TPMS switch right side on the driver’s seat for over 3 seconds.
- Check if the warning indicator blinks for 4 seconds.
- 4) Check if following message appears on the cluster (if equipped).
For recommended tyre pressure of this vehicle, refer to chapter 9 “Tyre and wheels ” or the tyre pressure label on the driver’s door.
Indication of Low Tyre Pressure
The warning light will illuminate when an under-inflated tyre is indicated. In certain types, the above message might be displayed on the cluster.
If the warning light illuminates, reduce your speed, avoid hard cornering and rapid braking. Have your vehicle inspected by a professional work- shop. Kia recommends to visit an authorised Kia dealer/service partner.
Check the pressure of all tyres and inflate to the proper pressure according to procedures, and if required, replace or repair the tyres.
If you cannot reach a close service station, stop the vehicle at a safe place, check all tyres and operate the TPMS setting procedure. If you are unable to adjust the tyre pressure, use the repair tools to repair or change to spare tyre and contact a professional workshop.
Kia recommends to call an authorised Kia dealer/service partner. You may not be able to identify low tyre pressure visually. Use precise tools to measure and adjust tyre pressure. Please note that a tyre that is hot due to prolonged driving, therefore will have high pressure. We recommend you to measure and adjust the tyre pressure after the vehicle has driven for less than 1.6km (1mile) within 3 hours.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System malfunction
The TPMS malfunction indicator will illuminate after it blinks for approximately 1 minute when there is a problem with the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunc- tion exists.
If the indicator remains illuminated or illuminates even after TPMS setting, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorised Kia dealer/service partner.