The instruction is relevant for all bodies of C max 2 generations, models 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 of release. A tire pressure monitoring system does not replace manual tire pressure testing. It is necessary to regularly check the air pressure in the tires using a manometer. Failure to maintain proper tire pressure can result in tire malfunction, loss of control, vehicle rollover and personal injury.
Check tire pressure (including a spare tire, if applicable) every two weeks with cold tires. Inflate tires to proper pressure.
The recommended tire pressure is also indicated on the tire pressure label (it is located on the edge of the driver's door or on the middle pillar).
Your car is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, which is an auxiliary tool for the driver. If air pressure has dropped significantly in one or more of the tires, the alarm lamp lights up. If the low tire pressure warning lamp comes on, you must stop the vehicle as soon as possible, if it is safe, check the tires and inflate them to the proper pressure.
Driving at too low a tire pressure can cause the following problems:
- tire overheating;
- tire damage;
- increase fuel consumption;
- reduced tire life;
- the inability of the vehicle to transport cargo or brake.
This system is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance.
Proper tire pressure must be maintained even if the warning lamp does not indicate that the pressure is low.
The tire pressure monitoring system is equipped with a malfunction indicator that warns of a malfunctioning system. A malfunction indicator and a tire pressure warning lamp are shared. If the system detects a malfunction, the alarm lamp flashes for one minute and then remains on. Such a sequence occurs after each ignition switch on, if a malfunction remains unresolved. The system has registered a malfunction that requires maintenance. See more at Tire Dealer Sites for additional insights about auto maintenance.
If a malfunction indicator is lit, the system may be unable to detect or give signals at low tire pressure. Malfunctions can occur for many reasons, including the installation of a replacement tire or wheel, after which the normal functioning of the system is disrupted. Always check for a warning about a malfunctioning tire pressure monitor after replacing one or more tires or wheels on a vehicle. Check that interchangeable tires or wheels do not interfere with the proper functioning of the system. See the chapter If a small spare tire is installed in this section.
Dependence of tire pressure on temperature
Under normal road conditions, tire pressure may increase until during cold start.
If the car has stood all night and the air temperature is much lower than daytime, tire pressure may drop by at a temperature difference of 31 ° F (17 ° C) or more. The system detects that the pressure has significantly decreased compared to the recommended tire pressure and lights up the corresponding warning lamp.
Tire change with tire pressure monitoring system
Always contact an authorized dealer for tire service.
Each main wheel and tire is equipped with a tire pressure sensor, which is located inside the wheel with the tire assembly. A pressure sensor is attached to the valve stem. The tire closes the pressure sensor and cannot be seen without removing the tire. When changing a tire, be careful not to damage the sensor.