TPMS diagnostic information – Nissan Altima 2007-2019


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NISSAN ALTIMA 2007 – 2019

After the TREAD Act was mandated in 2007, all vehicles manufactured in the United States beginning in 2008, must be installed with direct or indirect TPMS systems.

The Nissan Altima uses a direct TPMS system, which means TPMS sensors are installed in the wheel. If one or more tires indicate low tire pressure, the TPMS sensors will transfer the information to the vehicle’s ECU. An indicator light (low-line TPMS system) or each tire pressure will show on the dash (high-line TPMS system).

When a tire is changed in one or more tires of a Nissan Altima, a TPMS relearn is recommended to write the new sensor ID’s to the vehicle’s ECU.

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Type of TPMS system:

  • Direct TPMS, TPMS sensors are installed in the wheel, tire pressure is communicated via radio frequency (RF) technology from the sensor to the vehicle’s ECU
  • All OE and aftermarket TPMS part numbers and service kit replacement options for the Nissan Altima can be found in the VT56, VT55, VT46 brands, and VT36 TPMS Tools in “Service TPMS”.

Type of TPMS frequency:

  • 315MHz

Type of Relearn procedures:

  • OBD relearn

Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset:

  • VT56 or VT46 branded TPMS tool with OBDII module
  • OR shop diagnostic scan tool that has TPMS technology built-in with TPMS activation tool such as a VT6VT31 or VT36

OBD relearn procedure:

  • OBDII dongle is required
  • Confirm TPMS sensors are properly installed
  • Adjust tire pressures to placard value
  • Hold TPMS tool on left front tire sidewall next to valve stem
  • Repeat for the right front, right rear and left rear tires
  • Apply OBD module to the DLC
  • Turn ignition ON
  • Press OK on TPMS tool to transfer sensor data to the ECU
  • Disconnect OBD module from DLC
  • Turn ignition OFF, then ON
  • Drive for up to 20 minutes


Troubleshooting tips

  • If your Nissan has a push-button start ignition, try this tip if there is a transfer failure issue. There are two modes for the Nissan’s push-button start, ACC for accessories, and ON. Make sure to press twice to reveal ON during the relearn procedure when the step requires the ignition to turn on before transferring the TPMS sensor ID’s.

TPMS DTC code information

Use the VT56 to retrieve Nissan TPMS DTC codes by selecting the “Service” icon. After selecting the Make, Model, and Year, select the DTC code icon. Use the OBDII module to retrieve the Nissan DTC TPMS information to diagnose and service the TPMS issues determined.