The Ford C-Max tire pressure reset procedure must be carried out after a tire has been changed or after the pressure has been adjusted in a tire. The Ford C-Max requires different tire pressures in the front tires compared to the rear tires. If you are using the recommenced specification tires for your vehicle, the correct tire pressure values can be located on the label located on the edge of driver door or the B-Pillar.
Tire pressures should be checked ideally every two weeks and when the tires are cold. It’s recommended to always check tire pressure before a long journey.
Under normal driving conditions tire pressures may increase by up to 4 psi (0.3 bar) from a cold start situation. If you need to adjust tire pressures at a service station, ideally you should keep a pressure gauge at home, make a note of pressures there and make up the difference at the service station.
Ford C-Max Tire Pressure Reset
The Ford C-Max tire pressure monitor can be reset by following this procedure:
- Inflate tires to the recommended pressures.
- Using the navigation controls on your steering wheel, scroll to Settings and press OK.
- Scroll to Driver assist and press OK.
- Depending on your model of C-Max and location, the following options may vary. Scroll to the option that you see:
- Deflation detection or
- Tire monitor or
- Tyre monitor
- Press and hold OK.
- You will now see a confirmation message informing you that the tire pressures have been stored.
- The tire pressure monitoring system has now been reset.
Ford C-Max Tire Pressure Warning Light
The Ford C-Max tire pressure warning light comes on for the following reasons:
|One or more under-inflated tires.||Pull off the road avoiding harsh steering or braking. Using the tire pressure guide label located on the edge of driver door or the B-Pillar, check and correct pressures or change wheel. After inflating, reset the tire pressure monitoring system.|
|Spare tire in use.||The spare tire does not contain a pressure sensor triggering the warning light. Repair damaged tire and refit.|
|Faulty pressure sensor or dead battery.||If you have been running the same tires for many years, the battery in the pressure sensor inside the tire may have exhausted. They generally last from 5 to 10 years. If your wheel has received a harsh knock, it's possible to have damaged the pressure sensor inside the tire.|
|Faulty TPMS||The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) may have malfunctioned. In this instance, the warning light will flash.|
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