TPMS in Mazda 3?
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Okotoks, Canada

#1 Nov 12, 2006
Hey everyone. Which models of the 2007 Mazda 3 have the TPMS on them? I would like to get winter tires and I noticed some people say the TPMS light in the dashboard stays on if you do not hook up the TPMS in your winter tires. I have a 2007 Mazda 3 GT Black Mica and want winter tires.
nate

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 16, 2007
the tpms is attatched to the wheel, not the tire. So no matter what tire you use the sensor is fully capable of monitering the pressure. however, you must set the correct psi in order for the light to stay off. this is the psi in the door, not the tire max psi.
Jerry

Boise, ID

#3 Feb 20, 2007
I have winter tires on my 07 Mazda3 and the TPMS light just stays on but I ignore it, no big deal. If you want sensors installed in the tire it costs quite a bit more.
faye

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2007
Jerry wrote:
I have winter tires on my 07 Mazda3 and the TPMS light just stays on but I ignore it, no big deal. If you want sensors installed in the tire it costs quite a bit more.
I just bought a new Mazda3 Hatchback a month ago. Since day one, the TPMS warning light comes on and off, and stays lit, on the original tires. Is it really no big deal to stay lit, is it safe? I brought it back to a dealership and they ran some tests, couldn't detect a problem, and reset the TPMS module. But the warning light still comes on.
John

AOL

#5 Jul 7, 2007
Hi faye,

I am having the same problem with the TPMS on my 2007 Mazda3 GT 3 door. Did your dealer ever fix the problem for you? What was it? Thanks.
faye wrote:
<quoted text>I just bought a new Mazda3 Hatchback a month ago. Since day one, the TPMS warning light comes on and off, and stays lit, on the original tires. Is it really no big deal to stay lit, is it safe? I brought it back to a dealership and they ran some tests, couldn't detect a problem, and reset the TPMS module. But the warning light still comes on.
Carl in Cincinnati

Springboro, OH

#6 Oct 2, 2007
John wrote:
Hi faye,
I am having the same problem with the TPMS on my 2007 Mazda3 GT 3 door. Did your dealer ever fix the problem for you? What was it? Thanks.
<quoted text>
I'm having the same problem too - tires seem fine, but monitor comes on and stays on. Mystified. Does Mazda know about this?
Jeff in LV

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Oct 9, 2007
My girlfriend's 3 has this problem where the light goes on and off arbitrarily, staying on for days at a time, or for minutes. Goes on if she goes over a bump, or when she puts it in reverse, etc.(really, for no reason associated with tire pressure, except maybe the bump). We check the tire pressure and it's supposed to go off if they're all at 32psi, but it doesn't. We've had it into the dealer here in Las Vegas three times for this problem, and they send us away with different stories every time--never fixing it. One mechanic said the PSI tolerance was +/-2psi, another said +/-5psi. I'd prefer the 5psi story, as this would be less annoying. Today when we dropped it at the dealer to fix this very problem the psi was 26.88 in one tire, but the light wasn't on. Instead of asking themselves why the light wasn't on, the dealership said "see, there's nothing wrong you just didn't have the tires inflated properly." Personally, I think this technology is a waist. It'll never warn of a catastrophic blowout, and any idiot can look at a tire and see that it's too low to be safe. I suppose I wouldn't be feeling this way if the technology worked.
TX Tex

Houston, TX

#8 Nov 30, 2007
I have a 2006 Mazda hatchback. I have had it into the dealer 6 times to get the low pressure monitor repaired. I wonder if it's a problem with Mazda engineering. If you really wanted to, you could pursue lemon law compensation at this point.
Zach

Cambridge, MA

#9 Dec 17, 2007
Jerry wrote:
I have winter tires on my 07 Mazda3 and the TPMS light just stays on but I ignore it, no big deal. If you want sensors installed in the tire it costs quite a bit more.
Hi Jerry,
I'm thinking about getting steel wheels with winter tires for my Mazda3s GT 5 Dr, but I don't want to spend the extra $$ for the TPMS sensors.

Have you had any other problems other then the TPMS light staying lit? Does it beep or flash just after starting the car, because that could get annoying...

Any problems putting the stock 17" rims and tires back on for the summer? Did the TMPS work fine again?

Thanks!
Justin

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Mar 28, 2008
nate wrote:
the tpms is attatched to the wheel, not the tire. So no matter what tire you use the sensor is fully capable of monitering the pressure. however, you must set the correct psi in order for the light to stay off. this is the psi in the door, not the tire max psi.
Actually on the Mazda 3 it is not on the wheel, the pressure sensor is where the valve stem would be on a wheel without. It replaces the valve stem. I found this out when I had to get a new wheel and tire and didn't realize to get the pressure sensor off my other tire, thinking that it was in the wheel.
Justin

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Mar 28, 2008
I see a lot of people having problems with the pressure monitoring system. I haven't had this problem but it seems like one of the pressure sensors has a bum battery to me. I'd ask the dealership to put new batteries in all four and see if that helps.
kits

Ewa Beach, HI

#12 Apr 15, 2009
i have a mazda 3 08 and i just bought a racing rims ,the problem is the tire sensor light just stay on. i dont know what to do about it is somebody can help me
kits

Ewa Beach, HI

#13 Apr 15, 2009
and how to turn off the tps.
mike

Lees Summit, MO

#14 Sep 27, 2009
Also check your spare tire's pressure to see if it's within the 32 psi.
fellow

Sunnyvale, CA

#15 Nov 10, 2009
I just got this new 2010 mazda 3 one week, and the tire pressure light is on, so weird. The dealer said its the problem of temperature. but i dont think so.
Jason

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Jan 3, 2010
The TPSW light just turned on in my 2010 mazda 3. the weather where I live dropped quite dramatically the night it turned on - the temperate is around 10 degrees. It hasn't gone off yet but the temperature is still really low. I will be contacting the dealer tomorrow.
Silver 08 3si

Tacoma, WA

#17 Jan 6, 2010
My tpms is on w/ no signs of going off..For a while I was concerned w/ a leak and checked the pressure regularly, but there was no leak or problem. Better than the check engine light! Good luck & good night.
Michigander

United States

#18 Jan 23, 2010
2010 Mazda 3. Stock tires didn't work on snow, so we replaced them with all weather Michelins. Tires are great, but having big problems with the tire pressure system. The dealer won't have anything to do with it since we went to a Tire Company to have them installed.

Very disappointed that Mazda would put stock tires on with very little tread, then not take into account the sensor system. Any ideas of what we're missing, here?
woobag

Nashville, TN

#19 Feb 2, 2010
2009 Mazda 3 hatch. I having the same problem as everyone else. TPMS light comes one, but tires look fine. Took it to the dealer when it first started (day after I bought the car) and was told it was just due to the change in weather. We have had some wild weather over the past few weeks- 60 one day, then freezing and snow the next. Also, car sat for several days after the snowfall. Hoping to get a good drive in this weekend- we'll see what happens.
Finlander

Tomahawk, WI

#20 Feb 2, 2010
My TPMS stays on when the temp is really cold in the tires.....outside temp - 15 After on the road for some time, the air in the tire must warm up, even in cold weather, and the light goes off only to come on after the car sits for several hours. Will check this out when the temps warm in a day or two.

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