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When I do a tire pressure check in vehicle status the diagram shows four green wheels, but next to each tire it says "-- bar". Should there be a number there?

Dealer was reluctant to do a reset when I collected the car... I hope that's all it needs.
 

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I am pretty sure it should be calibrated every time you change the pressure in the tyre. That way it will have a measurement of what the pressure should be, so that it knows when it has changed. So I would suspect when the dealer checked the tyres (or didn't) they didn't calibrate it. Which I assume there is an option in the menu for it. If it has --bar then it would be stupid not to display numbers there, otherwise what is the point in having it.
 

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Within the same menu there is an option to perform a reset , you can do it while driving along. It takes quite few minutes - its no biggie as has been said if you change your tyre pressures or have a new tyre you would do it anyway . I have done it twice while experimenting with tyre pressures - ending up going with 1psi over the standard setting
 

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I know the dealer calibrated mine before I picked it up. It will only ever display the pressure whilst driving. When stationary it will just read --bar even if previously calibrated.

Does anyone know how to change it to psi? I couldn't see any options but it's probably really obvious :/
 

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Thanks for the tip VolcF56... I tried it on the way home and I did indeed get numeric readings while I was driving. No idea why driving along should be necessary...

And when I got home there was an email from my dealer explaining that the sensors only show red, orange and green for the wheels and not a numeric pressure reading...

dealers eh? ;)
 

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It would be pointless having the ability to show bar or psi readings and not use it. I would slap your dealer silly for not knowing their stuff.
 

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I asked my dealers parts people about pricing winter wheels and asked if they new if they HAD to have TPMS sensors fitted to prevent other systems being disabled when the ECU reported a dangerous tyre condition, as would be the case if winter tyres were fitted without sensors.
I was given the price for the wheels, but my email was given to the service manager, to reply about the sensor issue.

No reply for a week indicates, either a lack of interest in customers or more likely a lack of knowledge about the cars, and desire to learn about them.
I have had a couple of issues with this service department, but great service from the sales team and the parts department.
Even a reply saying it is being looked into would suffice, it will be a very common enquiry come the Autumn I expect.

It does appear that the dealers in general do not seem to know very much about these cars, so don't believe everything they tell you. This forum is a great resource which they would do well to visit.
 
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