There are more than 75 million TPMS-equipped vehicles in North America with an estimated 300 million installed sensors, according to Schrader International Inc., a TPMS sensor maker. The company referred to an independent study that forecast that the amount of sensor replacements due to battery expiration is expected to increase over the next few years.
“You can assess the status of the sensor power by looking at how many miles are on the vehicle and how long they’ve had the vehicle,” Kevin Rohlwing, sensior vice president of education and technical services for the Tire Industry Association (TIA) said. “Certainly, if you’ve got a vehicle that’s over five years old and over 100,000 miles on the original sensors, then you’re probably looking at a system that will start failing in the near future.”
“You can assess the status of the sensor power by looking at how many miles are on the vehicle and how long they
According to Paul Wise, director of product management and marketing for Schrader, “If the mileage of the vehicle is close to the 100,000-mile mark, it is worth suggesting to the vehicle owner that all four sensors can be replaced at once so as to save them time. The benefit isthat the owner does not have to return to the shop several times to replace sensors as they electronically fail due to end of battery life.”