Volvo XC90 2005-2014 TPMS Reset
About Volvo XC90
The XC90 SUV’s best qualities include its flexible and comfortable interior, seven-passenger seating capacity, and long list of safety features. However, its high curb weight and underpowered engines detract from the driving experience. So-so fuel economy is another negative. The ride is fairly comfortable, if a bit stiff. Handling is responsive and secure. The standard ESC works very well. A Yamaha-built, 4.4-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic brought significantly more power in 2006. For 2007, an adequately powerful 3.2-liter six-cylinder replaced the base five-cylinder engine; the V8 was dropped after 2011. Unfortunately, Volvo held off on the redesign too long for the XC90, so by 2013, the model scored too low to be recommended. However, the 2016 redesign brought a much nicer vehicle, one we heartly endorse.
TPMS RESET INSTRUCTION
NOTE: Volvo vehicles do not require a formal reset procedure for any of the TPM system functions. Tire pressure sensor IDs are automatically programmed while driving.
CAUTION: When inflating tires with TPMS valves, press the pump’s mouthpiece straight onto the valve to help avoid bending or otherwise damaging the valve.
NOTE: This system may not function properly if vehicle is equipped with a temporary spare tire or winter wheel/tire, as this tire does not have a TPM system sensor.
Tire Pressure Warning
There are two warning levels that generate different warning messages, one warning for low pressure and a warning for very low pressure. A message is also displayed if a sensor stops transmitting or receives insufficient battery voltage. A warning lamp also lights in the Driver information module (DIM) at the same time as the warning message appears.
The easiest way to reset a warning is to fill the underinflated tire to specification. The warning in the Driver information module (DIM) disappears the next time the ignition is switched on. If air is filled in a tire that has warned of low pressure and the ignition is on during the entire process, the warning will go out as soon as the pressure in the tire exceeds the specified level.
Tire Sensor Learning
If a sensor must be replaced, the system must “learn” the new sensor ID. This can be carried out in 2 different ways:
NOTE: The vehicle must be parked for longer than 15 minutes to learn the new ID.
- Drive the vehicle faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) for longer than 10 minutes. The warning for low pressure remains in the Driver information module (DIM) until the Central electronic module (CEM) has identified the new sensor.
- Programming “by hand”. This is carried out using the appropriate Volvo tire sensor activation tool, or Low Frequency (LF) initiator (sensor activation tool). Activating the tire pressure sensors this way replaces driving.NOTE: The Volvo tire sensor activation tool does not work with the sensors on S40 (04-)/V50/C30/C70 (06-)