Just brought my RL in for winter swap. I have a second set of wheels... the OEM RL gray RTX wheels, and have used them for years on my last two Odysseys (2011 and 2006) with TPMS sensors I bought new for the 2006 Ody (in 2009).
Apparently those TPMS sensors (which are Honda OEM) for the Ody are not compatible with the RL? Now I have winter tires on those rims with no TPMS working, so dealer will not mount the wheels.
Any problem running the winters without TPMS sensors other than the aggravation of the light? I can just put them on myself.
Thanks in advance.
This is just one reason I find the new system in our 2016 Touring CRV's to be such a relief - no more sensors in tires.MAC15 said:Personally I find tpms technology to be one of the dumber things to be added to cars. I'm going to just deal with the dash light through the winter.
That would be correct. I also heard reports that aftermarkets won't sync automatically and have to be programed. I also heard that if you get low air with aftermarket sensors and put the proper air, some report that the sensor may have to be reprogrammed to turn the light off.Thanks.
I did some more searching. It seems that without TPMS the VSA can't be turned off. Which could be awkward if you were stuck.
Thanks for the suggestion about sources.
^^^^^^^^^ this is correct.OEM sensors are made by TRW. The TRW sensors that Discount Tire sells are essentially the same as OEM ones except not quite as expensive. ..............
I went with the local Honda dealer for Toyo Observe GSi5's on Honda steel wheels. The TPMS were $50 (that's in little Canadian dollars...) and there was no discussion of any programming fee.I'll suck it up and get the TPMS with steel rims from Honda, competitively priced. Don't want to loose any of the VSA functionality.
However, I will check them on the $29 programming fee they quoted, thanks to info from this forum!