Could Accident Damage Tire TPMS?
I was in a sideswipe accident. My left rear tire was busted and replaced along with pretty much the rest of the left side of the car from the driver's door back.
When I got the car back from the body shop, my Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) light went off, telling me to "Check Tire Monitor". The PSI reading for the front left tire shows as "--." They body shop couldn't diagnose the problem with their equipment (or at least claimed that). The physical locations of the tires are also not matching up with what the car says. Firestone said that the sensor in the LF tire is faulty.
My question is whether you think a TPMS sensor could be damaged in an accident even if there wasn't direct impact with that tire. The insurance adjuster says that she can't reimburse me if it isn't proven that the accident caused the malfunction. However, if it was working before the accident...
Last edited by cobalt3365; 01-09-2011 at 06:02 PM.