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 Maxima 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 in one or more tires of a Nissan Maxima, an OBD TPMS relearn is recommended to write the IDs to the vehicle’s ECU.
Type of TPMS system:
- Direct TPMS, sensors are installed in the wheel
- All OE and aftermarket TPMS part numbers and service kit replacement options for the Nissan Maxima can be found in the VT56, VT55, and VT36 TPMS Tools in “Service TPMS”.
Type of TPMS frequency:
- 2005-2015, 315 MHz
- 2016-2020, 433 MHz
Type of Relearn procedures:
- OBD relearn
Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset
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 the 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
The videos below explain the OBD process on different Nissan vehicles, however, it will still work on the Nissan Maxima.
Some Nissan models DLC’s are designed differently than other vehicles. This can cause a transfer failure if the connection between the OBDII module and DLC is weak. If you come across a transfer failure issue with the Nissan, try to put upward pressure on the OBDII module, this will ensure a good connection, and the TPMS sensor IDs will now successfully transfer to the vehicle’s ECU.
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.
TPMS Part Number look-up
Use the VT56 to retrieve sensor part numbers. Simply select the Make, Model, and year and select the Part icon. The compatible sensor brands will appear on the screen. After selecting the desired sensor, the part number will be visible. Watch the process below.