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low tire warning light

snapped a pic of the warning light. It's pretty easy to tell which one it is:

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........da is dit da une widh da exclmaetion point?
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what does the car with the padlock mean...bottom left
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Do all 04's have that? I have never seen it.
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........da is dit da une widh da exclmaetion point?
wow.. i actually didnt have ne trouble reading that... i understood it completly. and thats actually a pretty kool idea to have.. wish i had one
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Do all 04's have that? I have never seen it.
that is in his new '08 Ranger...i think they didn't come out with that system until '06
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its a good idea but they are very touchey. I had to transfer some band sensors off of a 08 mustang to some 20s that we put on it PITA!!!
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its a good idea but they are very touchey. I had to transfer some band sensors off of a 08 mustang to some 20s that we put on it PITA!!!
yea they don't like aftermarket wheels.....
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Probably nice and handy to have though..But like Maurice said, they don't like those aftermarket wheels :s
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its the 2008. not sure what the padlock is for. The tire thing caught my eye when I was starting it. I had forgot about that being on new cars now (or on new cars soon, not sure when it is law to have them)
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have fun with those stupid sensors they are more trouble then they are worth. an the sensors do just fine in after market wheels if you reset the system right you would just have to buy bigger bands the they them at the dealership
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The padlock is the PATS system, just shows its active.
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Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (or TREAD) Act is a United States federal law enacted in the fall of 2000. This law intends to increase consumer safety through mandates assigned to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It was drafted in response to fatalities related to Ford Explorers fitted with Firestone tires, and was influenced by automobile and tire manufacturers as well as consumer safety advocates. After congressional hearings were held in September of 2000, Congress in only an 18 hour span passed the TREAD Act in October of 2000. The Act was signed into law by President Clinton on November 1st, 2000, and has been incorporated into the existing National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, codified at 49 U.S.C. 30101-30170.

There are three major components of the TREAD Act. First, it requires that vehicle manufacturers report to the National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) when it conducts a safety recall or other safety campaign in a foreign country. Second, vehicle manufacturers need to report information related to defects, reports of injury or death related to its products, as well as other relevant data in order to comply with "Early Warning" requirements. Third, there is criminal liability where a vehicle manufacturer intentionally violates the new reporting requirements when a safety-related defect has subsequently caused death or serious bodily injury. There are a number of other smaller provisions which mostly address manufacturers of vehicle tires and guidance to the NHTSA on reporting data. The "Early Warning" requirement is the heart of the TREAD Act, enabling the NHTSA to collect data, notice trends, and warn consumers of potential defects in vehicles.
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what year did it become mandatory to have these sensors?
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I think the exclamation point is the industry standard, as well as the sensors being crap. On my mom's VW Toureg, the computer has had to have been reflashed 3 times because it doesn't like them, and the problem still hasn't gone away. The car has a few problems, sometimes the passenger side door doesn't open, the buttons on the handles don't work to lock it, and when your in proximity, it doesn't unlock. I'm not a fan...

As to when it became mandatory, I don't know...
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all i see is a red x it sucks!
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From what I have seen I believe 2008 it is now mandatory for most vehicles?

I know as far as Ford goes, 2004 Expeditions had them and 2007 model year Mustangs, Rangers, Explorers and 08 Foci, Escapes, Edges have them. Chevy has them also in almost every car. All of Chrysler cars have them but they have the good ones (in the valvestem)
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I believe they had to be 100% Compliant on September 1 2007 .
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Ya my 07 has that same exact info cluster with tire pressure and PATS light.

now a question arises with people talking about the tire light and aftermarket rims. If I change my tires for differant events (changing from 16" to 15") can I just change the tires like normal and go back to stock after or will that mess up the sensor?
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what does the car with the padlock mean...bottom left
It the security system or whatever it is where it needs the RF tag in the key to start. It flashes when the truck is off and the keys are out.
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that is in his new '08 Ranger...i think they didn't come out with that system until '06
They're not functional, but I have that same exact cluster in my 05. This is a big pic so you can see, sorry it's lit funny, those lights never light up.

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My 04 has it and it blinks red when the truck is turned off. The 2005 don't have the PATS system. Same cluster, just non-functional light. For some reason Ford skipped 2005 but continued it again in 2006.
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the law is gay, if you're going to go through all the trouble of doing it they should just make it mandatory to have an active system instead the passive system which is whats required *i think*


you got a new truck?
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yeah. Its for the granite shop. 3.0 long bed single cab. no power windows.
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race it yet?
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