Run Flat Warning

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by PaulPJ, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. PaulPJ

    PaulPJ Active Member

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    Hi Guys, last weekend my dial lit up red telling me I had a flat or that I was low on air. When I tried to move off the car wouldn't move and then the engine stopped and would not start. Is this part and parcel of the warning. Anyway I got it going and stopped at the BP station just outside Ringwood and the nearside rear was down to 20psi. Put 50p worth of air in and fine now. Paul
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    TPMS will not stop the car running. Your two things are unrelated.
     
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  3. PobodY

    PobodY MB Enthusiast

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    As above. - I've had a red "tyre pressure loss" warning a couple of times (normally after driving on particularly rough surfaces) and it's never prevented the car from moving.

    Having said that, if it occurred after hitting a couple of potholes it could be that something got knocked loose at the same time that air escaped from the tyre?
     
  4. jfhuk

    jfhuk Active Member

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    I once hit a particularly nasty pot hole in Ireland and all the lights on the dash lit up like it was Xmas. I thought I'd done some major damage, but luckily a quick restart put things back to normal. It was a near brown trousers moment for awhile!
     
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