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TPMS diagnostic information on the top-selling vehicles of 2008 – Ford F-Series
After the TREAD Act was mandated in 2007, all vehicles manufactured in the United States, beginning in 2008, must have direct or indirect TPMS systems installed. OE and Aftermarket TPMS sensor batteries typically last around ten years or around 100,000 miles on average. It is likely the top-selling vehicles of 2008 will show up in the shop with the TPMS light on, possibly requiring one or more TPMS sensors to be replaced.
If performing TPMS services, such as replacing one or more TPMS sensor ID’s or rotating tires, a TPMS relearn procedure must be performed using a basic TPMS activation tool or an advanced TPMS scan tool, depending on the vehicle’s TPMS system. A TPMS relearn, often called TPMS reset, will write the new TPMS sensor ID locations to the vehicle’s ECU, which will cure the TPMS MIL.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the top three selling vehicles in 2008 were:
Each week, we will explore the diagnostics of the TPMS system of each vehicle, and teach you how to properly reset the system. This week, we will be going over the 2008 Ford F-Series.
Before performing a relearn procedure, it is important to make sure the TPMS sensors are installed properly, and tires are inflated to placard pressure.
Helpful tip: This model may require the start button to be pressed twice (without pressing the brake) to enter RUN mode (Ignition ON/Engine OFF). If this is the case, modify steps 3 and 5 as noted.
|B106A||Pressure Sensor Range Bit Incorrect State|
|B106B||Tire Pressure Sensor Battery Low (Could Set As Configuring New Driver Door Module)|
|B106D||TPMS Initiators Not Configured|
|B106E||Solid State Driver Disabled Due to Short Circuit|
|B106F||Module Disabled Due to External Fault|
|B1182:00||TPMS No Sub Type Information|
|B1182:55||TPMS Not Configured|
|B1217||Horn Relay Circuit Failure|
|B1218||Horn Relay Coil Circuit Short To VBATT|
|B124D:02||TPMS General Signal Failure|
|B1251:00||TPMS Low Battery No Sub Type Information|
|B1254:51||Right Rear (Outside on Dual Wheel) Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter Assembly Not Programmed|
|B1255:51||Left Rear (Outside on Dual Wheel) Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter Assembly Not Programmed|
|B1317||Battery Voltage High|
|B1342||ECU is Defective|
|B1359||Ignition Run/ACC Circuit Fault|
|B1363||Ignition Start Circuit Fault|
|B1D55:01||Antenna No. 2 General Electrical Failure|
|B2477||Module Configuration Failure and/Or Mismatch|
|B2868||LF Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction|
|B2869||RF Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction|
|B2870||RR Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction|
|B2871||LR Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction|
|B2872||Tire Pressure Sensor Fault|
|B287A||Tire Pressure System Malfunction|
|C1A56:51||Left Front Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter Assembly Not Programmed|
|C1A58:51||Right Front Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter Assembly Not Programmed|
|C2780||ECU In Manufacturing Mode|
|U0140:87||Lost Communication w/BCM Missing Message|
|U0155||Lost Communication With Instrument Cluster|
|U0422:68||Invalid Data Received From BCM Event Information|
|U1041||SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Speed|
|U1262||SCP Communication Bus Fault|
|U1900||CAN Communication Bus Fault|
|U2023||Fault Received from External Mode Communication Bus Fault|
|U2050||No Application Present|
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