Toyota prius 2010 tire light sensor issues (TPMS)

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by sguerra923, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. sguerra923

    sguerra923 Junior Member

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    So I told my Prius for maintenance and they (dealership) said it looks like my TPMS sensors are bad on all 4 tires because my tire light blinks a couple of times when I start the car and then goes solid. I couldn't believe my ears how much they told me it would cost to replace all 4!?!?! They said each sensor would cost $350 to replace?!?!! So $1400 for all 4? What the heck can someone verify that they were quoted the same price? Isn't each sensor like $60 bucks?
     
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    Is "they" a dealership? Definitely shop around, all the dealerships. Third party shops may be able to replace them too, and cheaper still.

    Do you have annual inspections, where a light on the dash will pull your car off the road? If not, maybe do nothing, at least for a while.
     
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    Yes dealership.. I have don't have a light on the dash that will pull me off the road
     
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    That sounds very expensive. Even for a dealership. The OEM tire pressure sensor Toyota (42607-33012) is $61.04 each. They would have to remove each tire, break the bead, push down the side wall and replace the sensor...If its a 15 inch wheel. No rebalance needed because the tire wasn't removed from the wheel or tire spun on the rim. A 17 inch wheel would most likely need the tire completely removed and rebalanced because the sidewall wouldn't flex enough the get the sensor in and out. Then about a half hour (at the absolute most) to connect techstream and program the new sensor serial numbers. I would guess $100 a wheel at most to do everything.
     
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    Sadly, TPMS light will fail you, in some States. TireRack has a list IIRC.
     
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    Yeah that was I was thinking. I think I'm in the wrong line of work. I should be replace those sensors at those prices I would be rich! Lol
     
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    Any national tire shop (Mavis, STS, etc.) - and local ones as well - will install and program new sensors for a heck of a lot cheaper than what you were quoted.
     
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    That is why they are sometimes called 'stealerships'.

    That is also why you should always get tire work (including TPMS sensors) at tire shops, not at car dealerships.
     
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