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Old 11-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. Tried to search for this topic but the search bar kept sending me to Ebay. Ok here's the deal- I get new tires all around for my 2010 Equator. After about a month, my TPMS light comes on. It flashes for 60 seconds then becomes solid. None of the tires are low, so after some research I realize it's either one or more of the sensors losing battery because they are about 7 years old. Right on schedule. I order new TPMS sensors from Amazon, take them to Discount tire who says they can handle it for $40. So I'm in it for about $175 now. After they install the sensors they say they can't flash the system because it's an Equator and I have to go to the dealer. The dealer here in Pensacola is the Toyota dealership that assumed the Suzuki services when they stopped selling cars in NA. He says he needs a special machine (which he should have because he's the dealer, right?) and he says he doesn't have and isn't going to buy. I try Pep Boys as a last resort. They actually flash the system and I drive off thinking everything is good. About $190 in now. After about 20 or so miles the light comes back on. Back to Pep Boys who says the left front sensor is bad and they will put one in for $140, if you can believe that. I decline, and go to another tire store and get the left front sensor replaced for $65, then bring it back to Pep Boys to flash it again for $15. I'm about $270 in now. That was earlier today, and after I drive about 20 miles the light comes back on. I'm at a loss as to what to do now. I like the TPMS. It has saved me twice before from being stuck on the side of the road. Aside from that the light makes me insane. Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? Please help! My next stop is the Suzuki dealer again and I'm going to threaten to call Suzuki about his refusal to obtain the proper equipment. I'm at loss and any help is appreciated. Great truck until now!
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Try a Nissan dealer, the Equator is actually built by Nissan.
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I know it's a Frontier clone, but the TPMS system is actually different from Frontiers from what the guys at the Discount Tire were telling me. They said they could reset the system on Frontiers, but it wouldn't work with mine. I believe them because the only place I have had anyone be able to flash the system is at Pep Boys. As I said in my post, even the Suzuki dealer doesn't know what to do with it. If anyone can help me I'd love to hear from them.
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Well it looks like I finally solved the problem. I'm posting this in case anyone else has the same trouble I did. I was seriously about to drop $600 to fix this issue and thanks to someone over in the Nissan/Infiniti forum I fixed it myself! It's a convoluted way to hack into the truck's computer and put the TPMS into "learn" mode. This method worked on the FIRST TRY. I can't believe it! I was so happy I could have jumped for joy. I've driven the truck for 3 days now and the light has NOT come back on. Here's a link to the steps. Follow them exactly!

Reset TPMS Warning By Yourself - IT WORKS!!! - Nissan Frontier Forum
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