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Old 23 Jun 2006, 07:00 pm
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Default Honda Pilot Tire Inflation Idiot Lights

We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.

The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
change. I have keep them inflated per instructions in the manual. The
inflation guide instructs to keep all four tires at 32 psi.

After trying various adjustments, I finally discovered a setting that
seems to work. I inflated the rear tires to 32 psi and the front tires
to 34 psi. Since then, all of the indicators have gone out. For the
first time in a year, we can drive without the annoying indications.
Since the engine is over the front wheels, I am assuming that the front
tires require just a bit more pressure to maintain similiar diameter to
the rear wheels.

For what it's worth, this worked in our vehicle, so maybe it will help
others out. We'll keep on rotating tires per schedule, and monitor for
indications of excessive or unusual wear.

Brian

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Old 23 Jun 2006, 07:59 pm
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"FlyWithTwo" <FlyWithTwo@comcast.net> wrote in
news:1151103639.098892.138250@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com:

> We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
> and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
> tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
> four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
> In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
> one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.
>
> The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
> tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
> change.



Thank your federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration for thiat particular abomination.

Your tax dollars at work.

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Old 23 Jun 2006, 10:13 pm
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TeGGeR® wrote:
> "FlyWithTwo" <FlyWithTwo@comcast.net> wrote in
> news:1151103639.098892.138250@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com:
>
>
>>We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
>>and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
>>tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
>>four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
>>In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
>>one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.
>>
>>The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
>>tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
>>change.

>
>
>
> Thank your federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety
> Administration for thiat particular abomination.
>
> Your tax dollars at work.
>

no, thank those idiots at "fix or repair daily" that managed to convince
congress that the exploder rollover problems were tire issues, /not/
fundamental stability issues with their garbage product. unbelievable
whitewash. no vehicle should roll because of a flat. ever. and they
knew it too, but still sold them because the profit margins were HUGE on
that piece of garbage and exceeded any potential legal costs [short of
discovery] by a substantial margin. but wtf, political containment
beats customer safety any day. and now, every other manufacturer pays
the price!!! again, unbelievable whitewash. witness lobbying dollars
at work.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 10:56 pm
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jim beam <nospam@example.net> wrote in
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> TeGGeR® wrote:
>> "FlyWithTwo" <FlyWithTwo@comcast.net> wrote in
>> news:1151103639.098892.138250@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com:
>>
>>
>>>We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
>>>and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
>>>tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
>>>four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
>>>In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
>>>one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.
>>>
>>>The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
>>>tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
>>>change.

>>
>>
>>
>> Thank your federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety
>> Administration for thiat particular abomination.
>>
>> Your tax dollars at work.
>>

> no, thank those idiots at "fix or repair daily" that managed to convince
> congress that the exploder rollover problems were tire issues, /not/
> fundamental stability issues with their garbage product. unbelievable
> whitewash. no vehicle should roll because of a flat. ever. and they
> knew it too, but still sold them because the profit margins were HUGE on
> that piece of garbage and exceeded any potential legal costs [short of
> discovery] by a substantial margin. but wtf, political containment
> beats customer safety any day. and now, every other manufacturer pays
> the price!!! again, unbelievable whitewash. witness lobbying dollars
> at work.
>





Oui, monsieur. But there needs to be a power structure in place to abuse
before abuse can take place.

If lobbyists had not a pre-existing power mechanism to manipulate, how far
do you think they would have got?


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Old 25 Jun 2006, 11:59 am
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"FlyWithTwo" <FlyWithTwo@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1151103639.098892.138250@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
> We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
> and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
> tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
> four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
> In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
> one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.
>
> The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
> tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
> change. I have keep them inflated per instructions in the manual. The
> inflation guide instructs to keep all four tires at 32 psi.
>
> After trying various adjustments, I finally discovered a setting that
> seems to work. I inflated the rear tires to 32 psi and the front tires
> to 34 psi. Since then, all of the indicators have gone out. For the
> first time in a year, we can drive without the annoying indications.
> Since the engine is over the front wheels, I am assuming that the front
> tires require just a bit more pressure to maintain similiar diameter to
> the rear wheels.
>
> For what it's worth, this worked in our vehicle, so maybe it will help
> others out. We'll keep on rotating tires per schedule, and monitor for
> indications of excessive or unusual wear.
>
> Brian


I see now that this feature is standard on the Pilot. Fortunately, it was
not available when we bought our Pilot in 2003. I am even more pleased that
it is not standard on the 06 Accord coupe I4 I just bought.
>



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Old 25 Jun 2006, 01:02 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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FlyWithTwo wrote:
>
> We bought a new Honda Pilot about a year ago. It's a great vehicle,
> and we have very few complaints. However, there are warning lights for
> tire inflation. There is a plan view of the vehicle that shows the
> four wheels, and the ones that are not properly inflated are lit up.
> In addition, there is a larger indicator light that comes on whenever
> one or more of the tires indicates improper inflation.
>
> The problem is that the system almost always indicates that one or more
> tires are improperly inflated. It is very fussy when temperatures
> change. I have keep them inflated per instructions in the manual. The
> inflation guide instructs to keep all four tires at 32 psi.
>
> After trying various adjustments, I finally discovered a setting that
> seems to work. I inflated the rear tires to 32 psi and the front tires
> to 34 psi. Since then, all of the indicators have gone out. For the
> first time in a year, we can drive without the annoying indications.
> Since the engine is over the front wheels, I am assuming that the front
> tires require just a bit more pressure to maintain similiar diameter to
> the rear wheels.
>
> Brian


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Could be the fronts get HOTTER driving to the gas station, and so you
should really inflate them to 36 PSI, or be sure to only do the checking
when everything is cold. (that's why they call it cold tire pressure)

'Curly'
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