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Old 05 Jan 2012, 12:34 am
Mathu
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Default Re: Fwd: Low Tire Pressure Light

I do not think there is anything wrong with your tires.....I check and
adjust tire pressure once a month, and I drive about 800 miles/month;
usually 3-5 psi loss is seen in-between. Used to do that when I was in
your neck of the woods (Maryland), and now in Michigan. This with 3
Civics over the last 25 years...1983FE (retired), 1991 Hatch Std.
(still my daily driver, 250,000 K miles, still doing 40 mpg highway),
2001 Sedan AT.

As for your spare, most likely no one checked the tire pressure once
it left the factory. The spare can lose quite a bit of pressure over
the course of a year if left unchecked.

On Dec 30 2011, 4:53*pm, Dan Wenz <djw...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On my 2011 Fit, bought in March, 2011. The Honda Dealer's response after
> I emailed the readings I received from all 4 mounted tires and the
> spare. The mounted tires were all 6 psi low + -1 psi. The spare was 15
> psi below the 60 psi per Honda"s manual. The dealer's response:
>
> " Dan, the air pressure must be checked seasonally air in the tires
> expand in summer and contract in winter you'll want to ck them again
> when it gets hot outside happy holidays,Glenn"
>
> I've owned cars from my new 1954 Ford to the new Fit, in climates in the
> USA from New Jersey to Texas , Massachusetts, and, currently Maryland.
> Never have I seen such a "loss" from March to the end of November here
> in NE Maryland. When I received the car, the inside of the windshield
> was covered with a hard-to-remove deposit, obviously not touched by the
> dealer prior to my pickup. I suspect little if any of the "dealer
> inspection" was done based on the above. The spare was 25% low, which
> the gas laws I learned early in my studies as a chemistry major WAY back
> in time don't support for the relatively small temperature difference
> from a typical early day in March to late November! A further request to
> the dealer to explain the spare 15 pound loss has gone unanswered to
> date! The dealer won't see me again :-)


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