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Hi, I am considering a new set of winter wheels. Is there any side effects on drivability if I don't put TPMS sensors ? Other than the screen warning ?

Will traction control or anything else be in  safe mode or something like that ?

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2 hours ago, smokeman909 said:

Hi, I am considering a new set of winter wheels. Is there any side effects on drivability if I don't put TPMS sensors ? Other than the screen warning ?

Will traction control or anything else be in  safe mode or something like that ?

The only things affected by not have TPMS sensors is your sanity from the warning messages, and the car will not pass inspection that way.  Nothing else is bothered by it.

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1 minute ago, ak_siberian said:

Would Durametric not allow you to disable the TPMS?

 

siberian

 

Touchy subject.  The TPMS is a federally mandated safety system; altering it, or turning it off could result in the party that told you how to do it being held liable if you got into an accident afterwards.

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Posted (edited)

Interesting. I had for years not bothered with TPMS' in winter given the initial drop in pressure with very low (below -35) temps and disabled it via VCDS  (or VAG-COM) on my Touaregs and RS5. I've never read or heard anyone mention this in any Audi or VDub forum nor Uwe Ross at Ross Tech.

 

But back to my question, would PoCom or Durametric or other be able to disable it? I'm also trying to decide what monitoring system is best for my recently ordered 2019 Macan S.

 

siberian

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11 minutes ago, ak_siberian said:

Interesting. I had for years not bothered with TPMS' in winter given the initial drop in pressure with very low (below -35) temps and disabled it via VCDS  (or VAG-COM) on my Touaregs and RS5. I've never read or heard anyone mention this in any Audi or VDub forum nor Uwe Ross at Ross Tech.

 

But back to my question, would PoCom or Durametric or other be able to disable it? I'm also trying to decide what monitoring system is best for my recently ordered 2019 Macan S.

 

siberian

 

See my response above.

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10 minutes ago, ak_siberian said:

Will see if any of the other forums echo your fears

 

It is not a matter of personal concerns, it is on the advice of legal counsel.  What other website do or do not do does not concern me, but we cannot allow either this site, or me personally, to become the "deep pockets" in the legal equations resulting from actions beyond our control.

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38 minutes ago, ak_siberian said:

Will see if any of the other forums echo your fears

 

Yeah, don't talk to people who are in this business and deal with similar situations daily (shop owners and former Porsche employees) - yeah, ask people who give uneducated opinions on other forums.

 

Actually, my advice is talk to an attorney and ask him if it could affect your defense if you are involved in an accident. 

 

 

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