2010 Ford Escape tire pressure monitor fault after swapping tires

Asked by Zil926 Jun 06, 2019 at 03:13 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just swapped out tires off a 2005 escape onto my
2010 escape and now I have a tire pressure
monitor fault notice. Is this something that will hurt
my car if I continue driving it? Why did this

3 Answers


If you put the tires on the original rims, you might have damaged a sensor or knocked a battery loose. Or, after you replaced the tires, you failed to reset the TPMS. As long as you monitor the tires yourself, there won't be any harm and all you have to do to correct this is to put a piece of tape over the annoying light.

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This is the original poster. I found out that yes, the guy who swapped my tires also took my rims without informing me. Once I get my rims back, this issue will hopefully be resolved.


When you get your rims back, check the TPMS sensors; make sure they are there, that they are in workable shape, and that the batteries are good. Set the four rims next to your wheels, preferably under the car, and see if the signals are recognized by the car.

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