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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11th January 2007
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Originally Posted by RichardMS View Post
The last three days I have had a strange one while coming home from work, It has happened in exactly the same place on all three counts, Radio goes off and voice says there is a problem with the sensors and warning light on dash saying sensor fault, also shows the wheel as missing on the other display.
Five miles down the motorway it corrects itself ,
Hasn't happened on the way to work just on the way home, Strange coincidence or what .
What is the cause for this problem and is there a cure.
I have read here that the sensors are located outside the car under the wheel arches; because of that, they take quite a bashing if you drive hard through big puddles or flooded roads. Obviously, they may return to normal after a while but if you look at the tyres and they are ok, then just ignore them for a while. They may call them a safety feature but are they really? If you check tyres with an old-fashioned pen-type guage, you know they are ok.

As someone said above, if it tells you your wheels are missing but the car is going well, there is a fair chance it is telling you fibs
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The sensors themselves are located in the tyre valve - the control box (receiver/transmitter) is underneath the car outside.

As vass correctly says driving through big puddles etc can temporarily cause a false reading if the connections get a soaking.
Don't know whether Renault have improved the waterproofing or relocated the trasnmitter.receiver module but ours work fine even in the pooring rain!

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I don't rely on the sensors or the dash at all as I do use a digital pressure gauge, It is just annoying when it does this as there is obviously a fault in the system somewhere, There is a similar on the other car I own that the ABS light comes on and that is down to water ingress in the plug that is under the front wheel arch, This just needs drying out and greasing with a silicone grease, I was just wondering if anyone knew if this could be the problem here
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I believe the fuss over the sensors being a safety feature (please debate) started with Firestone Tyres and FORD Explorers in the States ... tyres were shredding on the move and there were some high profile crashes, deaths and lawsuits.

All of this prompted the introduction of the sensor technology (its not just pressure that they measure) and its appearance into mainstream cars the world over (manufacturers and Sh1t scared of being sued esp. in the States.)

Cant honestly remember where I got this, but I believe the EEC is to make it legislation in Europe sometime in 2008 or there abouts.

Just some info .... then again it may have been a dream, albeit a nightmare

Why is it the older I get .... the better I think I was ?
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