Reset Ford Kuga Tyre Pressure Monitor Warning

The Ford Kuga tyre pressure monitoring system or ‘TPMS’, alerts the driver if there’s a change of air pressure in any of your tyres. Depending on the year of manufacture, your Ford Kuga MK1 first generation is likely to use a ‘direct’ TPMS which does this by using the ABS sensors to detect the rolling circumference of the wheels. Later second generation MK2 versions of the Ford Kuga use ‘indirect’ tyre pressure monitoring systems which requires a air pressure sensor to be located in each tyre.

Regardless of the year of manufacture of your Ford Kuga, ensure your vehicle is stationary and secured before resetting the tyre pressure monitoring system and resetting the system should only be done after you have adjusted tyre pressures to the correct settings.

Ford Kuga Recommended Tyre Pressures

If a low pressure warning message is displayed in the information display, check the tyre pressures as soon as possible and inflate them to the recommended pressure. The recommended tyre pressures for the Ford Kuga should be located on the tyre pressure sticker typically located on the inside of the driver’s door, on the ‘B’ pillar.

Reset Ford Kuga Tyre Pressure Monitor (MK1)

This explains how to reset the tyre pressure monitor warning light for the Ford Kuga MK1 (first generation) 2008 – 2013.

Type 2 instrument cluster

  1. Turn the engine ignition to the ON position.
  2. Using the multifunction lever, navigate to SET
  3. Select T. Pres.
  4. Press and hold the SET/RESET button until the message Tyre Pressure Set appears. The tyre pressure monitoring system has now been reset and the new pressures stored.
Reset Ford Kuga tyre pressure monitor system warning light (MK1)
Reset Ford Kuga tyre pressure monitor system warning light (MK1)

Type 3 instrument cluster

  1. Turn the engine ignition to the ON position.
  2. Using the multifunction lever, navigate to hold SET to set Tyre Pres.
  3. Press and hold the SET/RESET button until the message Tyre Pressure Set appears. The tyre pressure monitoring system has now been reset and the new pressures stored.

Reset Ford Kuga Tyre Pressure Monitor (MK2)

This explains how to reset the tyre pressure monitor warning light for the Ford Kuga MK2 (second generation) 20013 – 2016.

  1. Turn the engine ignition to the ON position.
  2. Use the navigation control buttons on the steering wheel and highlight Settings.
  3. Press the OK button to select it.
  4. Select Driver Assist
  5. Scroll down to Tyre Monitor and then press and hold the OK button until confirmation appears. The tyre pressure monitoring system has now been reset and the new pressures stored.
Reset Ford Kuga tyre pressure monitor system warning light (MK2)
Reset Ford Kuga tyre pressure monitor system warning light (MK2)

Low Tyre Pressure Warning Light

This symbol illuminates on the Ford Kuga to inform the driver that one or more tyres has under-inflated. Check pressures as soon as possible. The TPMS is triggered when one or more tyres becomes under-inflated by approximately 25% of the set recommended pressures.

Ford Kuga / Ford Escape low tyre pressure dashboard warning light symbol
Low Pressure

FREQUENTLY CHECK TYRE PRESSURES

Since late 2014, all new cars sold within the European Union my have a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Although the TPMS is a valuable safety aid, it doesn’t relieve your responsibility for regularly checking tyre pressures.

Tyres that are under-inflated (perhaps not enough to trigger the TPMS increase fuel consumption and tyre wear, but may also decrease the stability and braking ability of your car.

TYRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT AND THE MOT

Further regulations have come into force since the start of 2015 in regards to the UK MOT test. If a tyre pressure monitoring system dashboard warning light illuminates on your dashboard and stays on during the MOT test, it is now classified as a failure.

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