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Toyota TPMS

TPMS or a Tire Pressure Monitoring System is fitted to Toyota cars to provide a warning of low pressure on any one of four or five tires on the vehicle (five if TPMS fitted in spare). A TPMS from one of two manufacturers is fitted as part of the valve assembly in all Toyota cars according to the table shown below.

The sensor measures the pressure and temperature in the tire and transmits this data along with the unique ID of the TPMS to the tire pressure monitor ECU/receiver.

If the TPMS ID is logged with the ECU then it is compared with the placard pressure and if under pressure then a warning light is lit on the dash mounted display. Toyota TPMS is also known as Toyota TPWS which means 'Tire Pressure Warning System'.

Toyota TPMS types and Fitment

  • 4 Runner - TPMS Sensors
  • Avalon - TPMS Sensors
  • Camry - TPMS Sensors
  • Corolla - TPMS Sensors
  • FJ Cruiser - TPMS Sensors
  • Highlander & Highlander HV - TPMS Sensors
  • Land Cruiser - TPMS Sensors
  • Matrix - TPMS Sensors
  • Prius - TPMS Sensors
  • RAV4 - TPMS Sensors
  • Sequoia - TPMS Sensors
  • Sienna - TPMS Sensors
  • Solara - TPMS Sensors
  • Tacoma & Tundra - TPMS Sensors
  • Venza - TPMS Sensors
  • Yaris - TPMS Sensors

The manufacturers of the Toyota TPMS are TRW Automotive and Pacific Industrial Corp. The Toyota Model range utilising TPMS Technology includes:

Toyota
Cars
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Avalon Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Avenza Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Camry Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
C-HR Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Corolla Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Corolla Hatchback Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Corolla iM Pacific Pacific
GT 86 Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Matrix Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Mirai Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Solara Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Supra Pacific Pacific
Veneza Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Yaris Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Yaris Sedan PAL PAL
SUV/VAN
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
4Runner Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
FJ Cruiser Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Highlander Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Land Cruiser Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
RAV4 Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
RAVA (5 wheel) Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
RAVA EV Pacific Pacific Pacific
Sequoia Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Sienna Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW
Trucks
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Tacoma Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Tundra Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific TRW/
Pacific
TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW TRW/
Pacific
Pacific
Hybrids
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Camry Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Highlander Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Prius Pacific
LOS
Pacific
LOS
Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Prius C Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Prius Prime Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific
Prius V Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific

TPMS Toyota Fault Diagnosis

TPMS replacement is called for when the TPMS fails due to mechanical or electrical failure, broken accelerometer, low TPMS battery power or blocked pressure port. One of the most common causes of failure is inappropriate handling during wheel or tire removal or servicing. The TPMS is an electronic component fitted as part of a heavyweight mechanical process.

Before attempting to replace a Toyota TPMS we advise the use of one our Bartec TPMS tools to establish the need for replacement and the nature of the fault. This may support a warranty claim but will also ensure that the dealer or tire shop is covered for liability claims. The legal position is that as soon as the dealer breaks down the wheel then he becomes liable and cannot allow the car to be driven away from his shop with the TPMS warning light still on. Many dealers have found that customers will not accept the costs for repair and may attribute any breakage to the dealer if there is no audit trail.

Bartec tools offer the capability to carry out a TPMS audit of the car and then show the customer the audit results from the screen or download them to a PC and print the audit results to show to the customer so that a cost can be agreed and the go ahead given before work commences. It is important to have a tool which can distinguish the correct TPMS in order to avoid picking up the transmission of other TPMS sensors, key fobs etc. It is important to limit your liability for any problems which occur.

The TPMS tool should be able to decode the transmission from the sensor and display the data. This will enable the technician to establish if the sensor has failed or is not fitted, whether the pressure port on the sensor is blocked, where the part is running at too high a temperature and other diagnostic information which might be included in the specific sensor (e.g. if there is a low battery condition on the TPMS). The direct TPMS will be attached to the back of the tire valve.

TPMS Toyota Service Guide

The Bartec 'Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Guide' contains comprehensive information on the mechanical and electrical procedure for TPMS replacement for all makes/models/year types going back to the year of their introduction including:

  • TPMS Toyota Service Requirements
  • Special TPMS Tools Reference Guide

Model articles referencing all makes/models/years and including:

  • Description and operation of vehicle TPMS system
  • Warning indicator reset procedure
  • System Retrain/Relearn procedure
  • Dismounting/mounting cautions & Notes
  • Tire Pressure Sensor Replacement procedure
  • Wheel Nut torques
  • Tire Pressure Sensor Nut torques

Toyota TPMS Tool Training

Bartec are world leaders in the implementation of TPMS systems for the wheel and tire assembly plant and the car plant with over 70 installations worldwide.

As a result of this activity the company also leads the aftermarket with the most comprehensive range of TPMS dealer tools for the dealer, the tire shop and even the end user.

The market desperately needs information and training on TPMS, diagnosing faults and repairing/replacing, TPMS tools and support. Bartec has sought to answer some of the many questions by putting together a series of training videos which can be viewed by visiting www.bartecusa.com