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(VCSEC_a221) Air pressure below recommendation for tires Check pressure and refill air as needed

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(VCSEC_a221) Air pressure below recommendation for tires Check pressure and refill air as needed

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This alert does NOT indicate that there is a flat tire. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) has detected that the air pressure in one or more of your tires is at least 20% lower than the recommended cold tire pressure. This recommended pressure should be displayed on the Tire and Loading information label.

See Maintaining Tire Pressures on page 163 for detailed information on how to keep the tires properly inflated. This alert may appear in cold weather because the tire pressure decreases when cold.

Although drops in tire pressure are expected in colder weather, air should still be added to maintain the recommended cold tire pressure.

• The alert may clear as the vehicle is driven. This is because the tires will warm up and the tire pressure will increase.

◦ Even if the alert clears, the tires should still be refilled with air once they have cooled. The recommended cold tire pressure should be maintained.

If you repeatedly see this alert for the same tire, have the tire inspected for a slow leak.
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