TPMS diagnostic information – Toyota Camry 2004-2019

02.10.2019

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Toyota Camry (2004-2019)

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 Toyota Camry was installed with an indirect TPMS system from 2004 to February 2006, then switched to a direct TPMS system in February 2006.

When services are performed, such as a tire change or TPMS sensor replacement, in one or more tires of a Toyota Camry, a TPMS relearn must be performed to transfer the sensor information to the vehicle’s ECU.

Type of TPMS system:

  • February 2006 – 2019: Direct TPMS, sensors are installed in the wheel
  • 2004 – February 2006: Indirect TPMS, there are no sensors installed, tire pressure is communicated through the ABS system

Type of OE sensor (Direct TPMS):

  • Toyota Camry, 2006 – 2011, Pacific, 42067-06011 or 42067-33011
  • 2012 – 2019, Pacific, low line 42067-06020
  • 2014-2019, Pacific, high line 42067-06030

Sensor Frequency:

  • 315MHz

Aftermarket (Universal, Hybrid, Programmable, Configurable, One-to-One, OE-style) options for TPMS sensor replacement:

All service kits and aftermarket TPMS sensor options for the Toyota Camry can be found in your VT56, VT55, and VT36 TPMS Tools in “Service TPMS”.

Type of Relearn procedure:

  • OBD relearn, requires OBDII transfer

Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset:

  • TPMS diagnostic scan tool with OBDII module (VT56, VT55)
  • TPMS activation tool (VT15, VT31, VT36) combined with a diagnostic scan tool that has TPMS transfer capabilities through the DLC
  • TPMS activation tool (VT15, VT31, VT36) combined with the TPMS Quickset

OBD relearn (February 2006-2019):

  • OBDII module is required
  • Hold TPMS tool on left front tire sidewall next to the valve stem
  • Repeat for the right front, right rear and left tire tires (and spare if required)
  • Apply OBDII module to DLC
  • Turn ignition ON
  • Press OK on TPMS tool to transfer the TPMS sensor data to the vehicle’s ECU
  • Disconnect OBD module from the DLC
  • Turn ignition OFF then ON
  • Drive for at least 5 minutes at 12 mph or more

Indirect TPMS relearn (2004 – February 2006)

  • Adjust tire pressures to placard value
  • Apply parking brake
  • Turn ignition ON
  • Push and hold SET button for at least 3 seconds
  • An audible sound will alert when TPMS calibration is complete

Troubleshooting tips

TPMS reset button, closed loop

Some Toyota models have a “SET” or “TPMS RESET” button, which is located below the steering wheel or under the glovebox.  When the button is pressed, the system tries to locate the sensor ID’s that are already stored. The “SET button” can be used when performing a tire rotation that has different tire pressures in the front and rear, changing or adjusting the tire pressure, or changing tire size, or when tires are replaced.

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If the “SET” button is pushed after new sensor IDs are introduced and before a relearn is performed, the ECU must be unlocked in order for the relearn procedure to work correctly. Some advanced TPMS scan tools have the capability to unlock the ECU. If your TPMS scan tool has the “UNLOCK ECU” option, the relearn procedure can be properly performed.

Toyota unlock ECU

Toyota TPMS vehicles manufactured in the USA vs Japan

When selecting the Make, Model and Year of your vehicle, you will notice there are two options for the Year from 2006 to 2011. Toyota Camry’s, which were sold in the USA, was originally manufactured in USA or Japan. It is very important to select the correct selection of “2008 USA” or “2008 JAPAN” with the VT56, Quickset, or your diagnostic scan tool since there is a slight difference in the way the TPMS information is transferred to the vehicle’s ECU.

To find out whether the Toyota Camry you are working with was manufactured in Japan or USA, take a look at the vehicle’s VIN barcode, particularly the first character of the VIN.

  • “1” indicates the vehicle was manufactured in the USA
  • “J” indicates the vehicle was manufactured in Japan

Toyota TPMS vehicles with spare tire

Some Toyota Camry years since 2006 have the option to purchase the vehicle with a spare tire, which has a TPMS sensor. During the relearn procedure, you must also activate the spare tire TPMS sensor to reset the system properly and write all the TPMS ID’s to the vehicle’s ECU. If the spare tire is not activated, the TPMS light will still indicate a TPMS MIL. When selecting the Make Model and Year, you will be prompted to select 4 or 5 tires. To find out whether your Toyota Camry came manufactured with a spare tire, check for the following indications:

  1. Does your vehicle come with a tire or donut? If there is a tire in the trunk, then the tire must be fitted with a TPMS sensor and must be filled to placard pressure.
  2. If there is no tire in the trunk, you can usually tell if it came manufactured by the size of the trunk. If it looks as if a full tire can fit in the trunk, it most likely came manufactured with a spare tire. If not, then it may only require a donut, which does not require a TPMS sensor.

The order is as follows: Left Front, Right Front, Right Rear, Left Rear, Spare Tire

Indirect TPMS for Toyota Camry 2004-2006

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Toyota Camry began including TPMS systems in 2004. At first, they used the indirect TPMS system which does not have sensors in the tire. Indirect TPMS systems communicate tire pressure through the ABS system. In February 2006, Toyota switched to a direct TPMS system, where the tire pressure is communicated using TPMS sensors.

High line vs. low line TPMS systems, Toyota Camry 2014-2019

From 2014 through 2019, the Toyota Camry offers low line and high line TPMS systems. It is important to know which system you are working with when resetting the TPMS system. If an incorrect sensor is installed such as a low line TPMS sensor to a high line TPMS system vehicle, the system will not function to its full capacity and may show 0 PSI on the high-line system’s dash.

So what are the differences between a low line and high line TPMS system?

Low Line TPMS system:

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A low line TPMS system indicates low tire pressure with the TPMS light only. You must use a tire pressure gauge or TPMS tool to read the tire pressure of the tire. When the tire pressure underinflated by 25%, the light will stay on until it filled with the proper amount of air in the tire. If there is a system malfunction, the light will flash for one minute when starting your vehicle.

High Line TPMS system

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A high line TPMS system displays the tire pressure of each tire on the dash or instrument display. If there is a sensor malfunction, the TPMS sensor will report the location of the sensor in real time.

Toyota TPMS DTC Codes:

C2111/11 (transmitter ID1 operation stop)
C2112/12 (transmitter ID2 operation stop)
C2113/13 (transmitter ID3 operation stop)
C2114/14 (transmitter ID4 operation stop)
C2115/15 (transmitter ID5 operation stop)
C2121/21 (no signal from transmitter ID1 in Main mode)
C2122/22 (no signal from transmitter ID2 in Main mode)
C2123/23 (no signal from transmitter ID3 in Main mode)
C2124/24 (no signal from transmitter ID4 in Main mode)
C2125/25 (no signal from transmitter ID5 in Main mode)
C2126/26 Transmitter ID Not Received In Main Mode
C2127/27 Transmitter ID Not Received In 2nd Mode
C2131/31 (no signal from transmitter ID1 in 2nd mode)
C2132/32 (no signal from transmitter ID2 in 2nd mode)
C2133/33 (no signal from transmitter ID3 in 2nd mode)
C2134/34 (no signal from transmitter ID4 in 2nd mode)
C2135/35 (no signal from transmitter ID5 in 2nd mode)
C2141/41 Transmitter ID1 Error
C2142/42 Transmitter ID2 Error
C2143/43 Transmitter ID3 Error
C2144/44 Transmitter ID4 Error
C2145/45 Transmitter ID5 Error
C2165/65 Abnormal Temperature inside ID1 Tire
C2166/66 Abnormal Temperature inside ID2 Tire
C2167/67 Abnormal Temperature inside ID3 Tire
C2168/68 Abnormal Temperature inside ID4 Tire
C2169/69 Abnormal Temperature inside ID5 Tire
C2171/71 Transmitter ID Not Registered In Main Mode
C2172/72 Transmitter ID Not Registered In 2nd Mode
C2173/73 VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) Or ESS (Engine Speed Sensor) Signal Malfunction
C2174/74 Vehicle Speed Signal Malfunction
C2176/76 Receiver Error
C2177/77 Initialization Not Complete
C2178/78 Battery Voltage Malfunction
C2179/79 Tire Pressure Monitor ECU Communication Stop
C2181/81 Transmitter ID1 Not Received (Test Mode)
C2182/82 Transmitter ID2 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2183/83 Transmitter ID3 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2184/84 Transmitter ID4 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2185/85 Transmitter ID5 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2191/91 Vehicle Speed Signal Error (Test Mode DTC)
C2192/92 Select Switch Error (Test Mode DTC)
C2194/94 Engine Speed Signal Circuit Malfunction (Test Mode DTC)
C2195/95 Multi-receiver Antenna Circuit (Test Mode DTC)
C2111/11 (transmitter ID1 operation stop)
C2112/12 (transmitter ID2 operation stop)
C2113/13 (transmitter ID3 operation stop)
C2114/14 (transmitter ID4 operation stop)
C2115/15 (transmitter ID5 operation stop)
C2121/21 (no signal from transmitter ID1 in Main mode)
C2122/22 (no signal from transmitter ID2 in Main mode)
C2123/23 (no signal from transmitter ID3 in Main mode)
C2124/24 (no signal from transmitter ID4 in Main mode)
C2125/25 (no signal from transmitter ID5 in Main mode)
C2126/26 Transmitter ID Not Received In Main Mode
C2127/27 Transmitter ID Not Received In 2nd Mode
C2131/31 (no signal from transmitter ID1 in 2nd mode)
C2132/32 (no signal from transmitter ID2 in 2nd mode)
C2133/33 (no signal from transmitter ID3 in 2nd mode)
C2134/34 (no signal from transmitter ID4 in 2nd mode)
C2135/35 (no signal from transmitter ID5 in 2nd mode)
C2141/41 Transmitter ID1 Error
C2142/42 Transmitter ID2 Error
C2143/43 Transmitter ID3 Error
C2144/44 Transmitter ID4 Error
C2145/45 Transmitter ID5 Error
C2165/65 Abnormal Temperature inside ID1 Tire
C2166/66 Abnormal Temperature inside ID2 Tire
C2167/67 Abnormal Temperature inside ID3 Tire
C2168/68 Abnormal Temperature inside ID4 Tire
C2169/69 Abnormal Temperature inside ID5 Tire
C2171/71 Transmitter ID Not Registered In Main Mode
C2172/72 Transmitter ID Not Registered In 2nd Mode
C2173/73 VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) Or ESS (Engine Speed Sensor) Signal Malfunction
C2174/74 Vehicle Speed Signal Malfunction
C2176/76 Receiver Error
C2177/77 Initialization Not Complete
C2178/78 Battery Voltage Malfunction
C2179/79 Tire Pressure Monitor ECU Communication Stop
C2181/81 Transmitter ID1 Not Received (Test Mode)
C2182/82 Transmitter ID2 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2183/83 Transmitter ID3 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2184/84 Transmitter ID4 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2185/85 Transmitter ID5 Not Received (Test Mode DTC)
C2191/91 Vehicle Speed Signal Error (Test Mode DTC)
C2192/92 Select Switch Error (Test Mode DTC)
C2194/94 Engine Speed Signal Circuit Malfunction (Test Mode DTC)
C2195/95 Multi-receiver Antenna Circuit (Test Mode DTC)