Re: Best tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)?
I also have an 08 E350 with TPMS. Of the 4 vehicles I have owned that have had TPMS, the Ford system is the second-easiest to reset after a rotation. As long as the little reset tool's battery is good enough to power the unit, that is. It takes one 20 second trip around the vehicle with the reset tool after entering the reset mode, which is outlined in the manual.
Not wanting to hijack the thread, but my 04 Acura MDX didn't even have a reset function that I ever found, nor did I trust it. It falsely reported a problem on the one occasion that it tripped. All tires were within 3 PSI of the door sticker on a 8 degree day.
The easiest to reset is an '12 BMW 3 series, where you inflate the tires to the correct PSI, enter into reset mode on the car computer, and drive it half a mile.
The worst has been my 08 Infiniti, where I either pay about $60-70 to the Infiniti dealer to reset the system, or do a complicated workaround where I radically deflate each tire to specified different pressure, enter a silly KOEO sequence, short a contact in the wiring harness 5 or 6 times, and then drive at least 8 miles and hope for success. If it fails to reset, you have to wait a couple hours for the tires to cool back down and re-try.
All the systems I have had are the ones where the sensors are mounted on the wheels, not the valve stems.
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