TPMS DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION – Dodge Challenger, 2008-2020

01.05.2020

 

Dodge Challenger

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 Dodge Challenger 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 sensor is replaced for one or more wheels of a Dodge Challenger, a TPMS relearn is recommended to transfer the new TPMS sensor IDs to the vehicle’s ECU.

 

Dodge Challenger Infographic

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.

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

  • All OE, programmable, configurable, hybrid and OE-type (one-to-one) TPMS sensor options and service kits can be found in the VT56 TPMS Tools and most Powered by ATEQ tools.

Type of TPMS frequency:

  • 433 MHz, years 2008-2020
  • Note: Model years 2010-2020 use both Clamp-In and Snap-In sensors

Type of Relearn procedures:

  • Auto relearn procedure
  • Bonus OBD relearn procedure coverage as an option on the VT56 and VT46 branded tools for years 2008-2017, requires OBD module

Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset:

  • TPMS activation tool such as VT15, VT31, VT36 or VT56 for auto relearn
  • VT56 TPMS SCAN TOOL with OBDII module includes Sync ID technology for software versions DA1-25-04 and higher for bonus OBD relearn, available for years 2009-2017

Auto relearn procedure:

  • OBDII dongle is not required 
  • Confirm TPMS sensors are properly installed 
  • Adjust tire pressures to placard value 
  • Active sensors with TPMS tool 
  • Drive for up to 20 minutes about 15 MPH or until TPMS light is off 

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Bonus coverage, OBD relearn procedure, years 2008-2017

  • OBDII module is required, attach to the tool
  • Confirm TPMS sensors are properly installed
  • Adjust tire pressure to placard value
  • Hold TPMS tester on left front tire sidewall next to the valve stem, use TPMS tool to activate the sensor
  • Repeat for the right front, right rear and left rear sensors
  • Apply OBD module to DLC
  • Turn ignition to ON
  • Press OK on TPMS tool to transfer data to ECU
  • Disconnect OBD module from DLC
  • Turn ignition OFF then start the engine
  • Drive for at least 5 minutes at 28 mph

Sync ID

Troubleshooting tips

Oversized Rims

If you notice interference of your TPMS signal, it could be due to oversized rims which can cause RF signal interference.

Auto-relearn, the light won’t turn off?

The auto relearn procedure steps require the technician to drive for at least 5 minutes at 28 mph. Unfortunately, when you’re at the shop, it is not always easy or time-valuable to drive a vehicle around at over 28 mph for that amount of time. If the shop is in a city, it may not be possible to drive for over 28 mph unless the user drives outside of a city environment where it is possible to drive at higher speeds.

 

Solution? For Dodge Challenger vehicles 2008-2017, the bonus OBD relearn procedure is available for the ATEQ VT56, thanks to patented Sync-ID technology. This advanced feature allows the user to perform an OBD relearn to turn the light off, with minimal to no driving time required to turn the light off, saving the technician time and the customer labor costs.

TPMS DTC code information

Use the VT56 to retrieve Dodge 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 Dodge DTC TPMS information to diagnose and service the TPMS issues determined (only available for years 2008-2017).