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I have a 2015 MKC and am in Canada (sometimes that impacts the type of tpms used). I changed my wheels over to winter wheels 3 days ago, and had no issues but just now, I had the TPMS fault error message and light blinking. I will check tire pressure in the am, but is it just because of the wheel swap? If so, why did it take 3 days for the error to occur? What type of tpms do we have in these in Canada?
 

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Could be the battery going bad. Typically they last longer than a few years.
 

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Please look at earlier discussions on this topic. If you have TPMS sensors installed on the winter wheels they need to be mated to the vehicle. If you don't have sensors installed then you will get the alarm after you have driven a certain distance... and have it until you have wheels with proper TPMS sensors on the vehicle.
 

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I do not have TPMS sensors in my winter tires. It usually takes driving a minimum of 20-30 minutes before the system recognizes that there are no sensors and turns on the warning light.
 
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I do not have TPMS sensors in my winter tires. It usually takes driving a minimum of 20-30 minutes before the system recognizes that there are no sensors and turns on the warning light.
Thanks... That's definitely what it is. Gotta put up with the light this winter I guess!
 

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I park my car in the garage where the all seasons with the sensors are stored about 5 feet from the vehicle. When I start the car the TPMS light is off. After driving 20-30 minutes the TPMS light comes on steady and the warning message on the dashboard displays so I click OK to make it disappear. The warning light remains on steady. Then every time I start the car while I am away from home the warning message comes on immediately as does the TPMS light. I just click OK to make the message go away. After returning home and parking in the garage, the next time I start the car the process repeats.
 

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I am a tad confused on what the problem is....but they sound like everything is working as it is suppose to.
The TPMS are located in the non-winter rims, which are not on the vehicle. So once you are not near them.. the car starts giving you warnings. Go install TPMS on your winter rims.
 

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There is no problem. I was just describing the scenario since I do not have sensors on the winter tires. I wasn't about to pay $80 per tire to have sensors on them so I do without. I can check the tire pressure manually.
 
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