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Hallo,

I am new to the forum. I am one of the first german customers that got his Karma delivered.
Since i drive my karma, i always get this warning " check Tyre pressure" in the display. I always checked the tyres, all good. The warning appears only, when i have driven 20 - 30 miles on the autobahn under varius conditions. The tyres may heat up when driving a little faster. But is this an explaination and what might be the reason and how can it be fixed?

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Axel16 said:
Hallo,

I am new to the forum. I am one of the first german customers that got his Karma delivered.
Since i drive my karma, i always get this warning " check Tyre pressure" in the display. I always checked the tyres, all good. The warning appears only, when i have driven 20 - 30 miles on the autobahn under varius conditions. The tyres may heat up when driving a little faster. But is this an explaination and what might be the reason and how can it be fixed?

Fisker Karma is like beeing part of the future in Automobil technology

My car: Fisker Karma Signature Edition No. 16
Also BMW Z 8 04/03 Black (exterieur ) and Black/Red (interieur )
And last butr not Least: Audi A5 2.0 TFSI convertible dark-brown
In the owner webinar last week they said that the erroneous TPMS warning is planned to be fixed in 6.20 which is due mid-June.
 

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Yes, but didn't they refer to problems, identifying the sensors?
Axel's problem sounds different...
 

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Axel16 said:
Hallo,

I am new to the forum. I am one of the first german customers that got his Karma delivered.
Since i drive my karma, i always get this warning " check Tyre pressure" in the display. I always checked the tyres, all good. The warning appears only, when i have driven 20 - 30 miles on the autobahn under varius conditions. The tyres may heat up when driving a little faster. But is this an explaination and what might be the reason and how can it be fixed?

Fisker Karma is like beeing part of the future in Automobil technology

My car: Fisker Karma Signature Edition No. 16
Also BMW Z 8 04/03 Black (exterieur ) and Black/Red (interieur )
And last butr not Least: Audi A5 2.0 TFSI convertible dark-brown
Axel16: Welcome to the forum. Please post photos when you can.

Regarding the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) error message, software version 614 does sometimes issue false TPMS error messages that go away on their own. The problem has been reduced in software version 615 but not completely and according to Fisker will be further addressed in 620.

Do you know which software version you have on your car?
 

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I'm pretty sure, that he has 6.15

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As far as the software what it does and did was properly identify the front and rear sensors .Since the front tires are set at 40 psi and the rears are set at 36 psi the VCM had that reversed causing the VCM to think the fronts were on the rear and vice a versa .
If you dealer has the Ateq tool have them reprogram the TPMS system that should fix your problem .Since using that tool I no longer have any TPMS problems .
 

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Axel16 said:
Hallo,

I am new to the forum. I am one of the first german customers that got his Karma delivered.
Since i drive my karma, i always get this warning " check Tyre pressure" in the display. I always checked the tyres, all good. The warning appears only, when i have driven 20 - 30 miles on the autobahn under varius conditions. The tyres may heat up when driving a little faster. But is this an explaination and what might be the reason and how can it be fixed?

Fisker Karma is like beeing part of the future in Automobil technology

My car: Fisker Karma Signature Edition No. 16
Also BMW Z 8 04/03 Black (exterieur ) and Black/Red (interieur )
And last butr not Least: Audi A5 2.0 TFSI convertible dark-brown
In the owner webinar last week they said that the erroneous TPMS warning is planned to be fixed in 6.20 which is due mid-June.
I called my dealer this morning to check out my software Version. It is a 6.17 Version, so i will have to wait a while. Anyway: nothing is broken, the Fisker guys are aware of the problem. All good. They also said that they have calibrated the tyres with this Ateq-Software, so that a new calibration might not be the solution i have to look for.
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Axel16 said:
Hallo,

I am new to the forum. I am one of the first german customers that got his Karma delivered.
Since i drive my karma, i always get this warning " check Tyre pressure" in the display. I always checked the tyres, all good. The warning appears only, when i have driven 20 - 30 miles on the autobahn under varius conditions. The tyres may heat up when driving a little faster. But is this an explaination and what might be the reason and how can it be fixed?

Fisker Karma is like beeing part of the future in Automobil technology

My car: Fisker Karma Signature Edition No. 16
Also BMW Z 8 04/03 Black (exterieur ) and Black/Red (interieur )
And last butr not Least: Audi A5 2.0 TFSI convertible dark-brown
Axel16: Welcome to the forum. Please post photos when you can.

Regarding the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) error message, software version 614 does sometimes issue false TPMS error messages that go away on their own. The problem has been reduced in software version 615 but not completely and according to Fisker will be further addressed in 620.

Do you know which software version you have on your car?
Yes: called my dealer today: Version 6.17 was installed last week.[hr]
Harleyguy said:
As far as the software what it does and did was properly identify the front and rear sensors .Since the front tires are set at 40 psi and the rears are set at 36 psi the VCM had that reversed causing the VCM to think the fronts were on the rear and vice a versa .
If you dealer has the Ateq tool have them reprogram the TPMS system that should fix your problem .Since using that tool I no longer have any TPMS problems .
The daeler told me today, that they have calibrated the tyres. But may be, one of the sensors might be broken. They will check it next time i come to the dealer - which is 100 miles away ! -[hr]
Harleyguy said:
As far as the software what it does and did was properly identify the front and rear sensors .Since the front tires are set at 40 psi and the rears are set at 36 psi the VCM had that reversed causing the VCM to think the fronts were on the rear and vice a versa .
If you dealer has the Ateq tool have them reprogram the TPMS system that should fix your problem .Since using that tool I no longer have any TPMS problems .
The dealer told me today, that they have calibrated the tyres. But may be, one of the sensors might be broken. They will check it next time i come to the dealer - which is 100 miles away ! -
 

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Tire Leak

I have a slow leak in my rear drivers side tire. My local Goodyear dealer said they don't have the equipment to service the tire. I'm thinking about taking it to the tire shop that painted my rims for repair.

When they painted my rims I beleive they put the rear tires on the opposite side because the TPMS error indicate the leak on the passenger rear when the actual leak is on the drivers side.

Because they will probably not be able to recalibrate the sensors I will suggest that they switch the tires after the repair. This would avoid having to deal with the dealer.

Would this be the correct assumption?

Sam
 

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If your switch the tires from the left side to the right of the car you will get a TPMS warning on . At the dealership it's easier for me to just use my TPMS tool and reprogram the VCM . With the latest software and the tire becomes low on air after the tire is filled the TPMS should go out . If you switched left side to right switch it back and hopefully the light goes out . If not back to your dealer to reprogram .
 

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Harleyguy

This would mean my theory is wrong because if the tires were swiched as I previously stated then I would get a TPMS warning, I don't. I only get the TPMS warning when the tire pressure is low. Once I put air in the tire to the proper pressure it goes off.

When the pressure is low the dianostics indicate the passenger side when it's the drivers side that's low. This leads me to believe the the tires were switched.

Sam
 

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Perhaps the TPMS sensors were originally programmed incorrectly, reversing the assignments of the 2 rear sensors.
 

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I know that if you switch the left side and right side sensors you get a TPMS warning ask me how I know lol . I never bothered checking if the system had the capability of telling you which tire was low . I've only owned one car that does that my Corvette and none of the car lines I've worked have that feature . I also knew the system is based off Hyundai and I don't think their cars work like that . Since I have the tool that reads and programs the system I really didn't care
 

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The Fisker Karma identifies the tire pressure in each tire. When one tire is low the TPMS warning system activate and the warning light comes on. When that happens you go into the diagnostics and press tire and wait about 15 seconds and a screen pops of displaying the tire pressure in all four tires. Apparently, you can only excess this screen when a tire is low and the warning light is on. The pressure displayed is not accurate but you can easily tell which tire triggered the warning. All tires will show about 50 psi when when the actual pressure in the tires are normal. In my case the right rear will show 36 psi when it really means the left rear. When I fill the left tire to the correct pressure the warning light disappears and I can no longer excess that screen. I plan to have the tire repaired tomorrow and I will switch it with the other side.
 
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