New 2022 Van - Problem with Tyre Pressure Management System on 16" Alloys (1 Viewer)

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Gus

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Hi All.

Brand new (German) panel van conversion (Globecar) bought fresh from a major dealer's forecourt about 6 weeks ago. All good on first couple of trips. Now TPMS message on dash says something like "RH Front - Monitoring Unavailable." I've raised all "as supplied" pressures up to the pressures shown on the sticker on the door pillar and since covered about a further 100 miles - no change. Seems likely a defective sensor?

So, mindfull that a round trip to the dealer is a lot of inconvenience, 200 miles of fuel and also currently thinking that this would be a Peugeot warranty issue as the sensors interact with a module as part of the overall engine management system, I thought I would contact my local Peugeot Van garage to see if they would sort it under Peugeot warranty. The warranty service booking person I spoke to on the phone (and without seeing the vehicle) surprised me by asking if the alloys were aftermarket fitted as the warranty may not cover the sensors because the vans are originally fitted with steel rims and I may therefore have to go back to the original converter! My gut feeling is that this cannot be right - the alloys are the ones we see on all new Sevel made, dealer supplied vans from all converters - the centre boss on the wheels even has the Peugeot logo!

Maybe the Peugeot receptionist is not familiar with the motorhome environment - or maybe my gut feeling is wrong? Ultimately I may have to talk to the supplying dealer but before going back to either the local Peugeot garage or supplying dealer, I thought I'd ask here as it raises a couple of questions, namely; who should be sorting this fault, secondly, where and at what point are these alloys fitted to these motorhome chassis - at Sevel, Peugeot, converter or dealer?

It would be helpful to know if anyone can throw any light on the these questions, has had an issue like this themselves or knows more about this particular tyre sensor fault.

Thanks
 

Sapper520

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It’s that blurred line between base vehicle manufacturer and van converter.

Our Fiat Professional Garage treats the Motorhome side of our van as if it’s not there, and won’t consider doing anything useless it’s clearly on the Fiat side. They wouldn’t even look a the Converter fitted head unit as it wasn’t Fiat fitted.

I ended up negotiating, with the dealer, to send me parts to have fitted at my expense. It was cheaper than the 300 mile round trip to get things put right.

I think I have read on here somewhere, about Peugeot van Owners wanting to change the pressure range on the TPMS, and it being a Peugeot garage job at owners expense.….May have been on a Peugeot forum though.

Go for the easiest / cheapest option for you. 👍
 
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TPMS is a pain in the a*** and an option I would never chose. I deliver new cars and it comes on as I’m driving the car to the customer. Audi and Fiat are the worse.
 
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busbuddy

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Wheels should have the correct part number or logo on the inside if they are genuine, you would still need to ask dealer if they ordered van from factory with them on or if they fitted genuine after delivery at dealers
 
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Correct me if I wrong, but I believe the tyre sensing is done by the engine management system, it monitors the speed of each wheel and if it differs it flags a tyre warning
 
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