Twice now in the past week, the monitors have been unable to save me from a leak in my tires. The first time, I was at Jiffy Lube on Saturday, and the technicians failed to tighten the sensors all the way. This led to my rear driver side tire becoming flat as they worked on it.
Last night, the rear passenger tire was completely flat. I had to go and fill that tire up. Both times, the sensors didn’t tell me anything was out of the ordinary. There was no puncture in my tire, which leads me to assume that the sensors weren’t put on all the way, and were slowly leaking air from the sensors. No damage to my vehicle was caused, thankfully, but this shows me that the sensors aren’t working. I have no way of knowing for sure as of right now, as my Android phone is in for repair and my backup Windows phone doesn’t have the ZUS app in the app store. I checked my front passenger tire because I thought that it looked a little flat last night. Sure enough, the sensor was screwed on all the way.
I’ll update this with my findings, but since then, I’ve tightened the senor on my driver rear tire, and no problems have occurred. I’ve taken the sensor off of the passenger rear tire, and no problems have occurred. I’m going now to measure the pressure on my front tires, and will update this later on today.
Has anybody else had the issue of the tire sensors not sensing a leak?
I know my sensors have said that they were a certain temperature, but they’ve been like that forever, never updating the temperature.
Once before they have sensed a leak, but not until my tire was at 14 PSI (this is way too low to alert me, as I was just about to drive onto the freeway). This leads me to assume that even though the device says it is connected to the sensors, the data is not being updated very frequently at all. In fact, after I got my tire repaired, the device still beeped like there was an issue for a few driving cycles.