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Nissan TPMS

TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System is fitted to Nissan cars to provide a warning of low pressure on any one of four or five tires on the vehicle (five if TPMS fitted in spare). A TPMS from one of two manufacturers is fitted as part of the valve assembly in all Nissan cars according to the table shown below.

The sensor measures the pressure and temperature in the tire and transmits this data along with the unique ID of the TPMS to the tire pressure monitor ECU/receiver.

If the TPMS ID is logged with the ECU then it is compared with the placard pressure and if under pressure then a warning light is lit on the dash mounted display.

Nissan TPMS types and Fitment

The manufacturer of the Nissan TPMS is Schrader Electronics. The Nissan Model range utilising TPMS Technology includes:

  • 350Z - TPMS Sensors
  • 370Z - TPMS Sensors
  • Altima - TPMS Sensors
  • Maxima - TPMS Sensors
  • Cube - TPMS Sensors
  • GT-R TPMS Sensors
  • Quest - TPMS Sensors
  • Sentra - TPMS Sensors
  • Versa - TPMS Sensors
  • Armada - TPMS Sensors
  • Murano - TPMS Sensors
  • Pathfinder - TPMS Sensors
  • Rogue - TPMS Sensors
  • Xterra - TPMS Sensors
  • Frontier - TPMS Sensors
  • Titan - TPMS Sensors
  • Altima - TPMS Sensors
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The tables below show which models they are fitted to.
Grey indicates either no TPMS, it was indirect TPMS, or the model was discontinued.

Nissan
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
350Z Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
370Z Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Altima Coupe Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Altima Sedan VDO VDO VDO VDO Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Cube Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
GT-R Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
NV (Full size) Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
NV Passenger Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
NV200 Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
NV200 Taxi Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
NV200 Taxi Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
March VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO
Maxima Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Maxima GCC Schrader Schrader
Micra VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO
Quest Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Sentra VDO VDO Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Versa Hatchback Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Versa Note Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Versa Sedan VDO Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Crossover & SUVs
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Armada VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Armada GCC Schrader Schrader
Juke Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Kicks VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO
Kicks GCC VDO VDO VDO
Murano Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Pathfinder VDO VDO Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Nissan Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Qashqai VDO VDO VDO
Rogue VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Rogue Select Schrader Schrader
Rogue Sport VDO VDO VDO VDO
Xterra Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Trucks
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Frontier Nissan Nissan Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Titan VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Titan Pro 4X Schrader
Titan XD VDO VDO VDO VDO VDO
Hybrids
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Altima Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Electric
Model Year
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Ariya VDO
Leaf VDO VDO VDO Schrader
VDO
Schrader
VDO
Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader
Leaf Korea Schrader

TPMS Nissan Fault Diagnosis

TPMS replacement is called for when the TPMS fails due to mechanical or electrical failure, broken accelerometer, low TPMS battery power or blocked pressure port. One of the most common causes of failure is inappropriate handling during wheel or tire removal or servicing. The TPMS is an electronic component fitted as part of a heavyweight mechanical process.

Before attempting to replace a Nissan TPMS we advise the use of one our Bartec TPMS tools to establish the need for replacement and the nature of the fault. This may support a warranty claim but will also ensure that the dealer or tire shop is covered for liability claims. The legal position is that as soon as the dealer breaks down the wheel then he becomes liable and cannot allow the car to be driven away from his shop with the TPMS warning light still on. Many dealers have found that customers will not accept the costs for repair and may attribute any breakage to the dealer if there is no audit trail.

Bartec tools offer the capability to carry out a TPMS audit of the car and then show the customer the audit results from the screen or download them to a PC and print the audit results to show to the customer so that a cost can be agreed and the go ahead given before work commences. It is important to have a tool which can distinguish the correct TPMS in order to avoid picking up the transmission of other TPMS sensors, key fobs etc. It is important to limit your liability for any problems which occur.

The TPMS tool should be able to decode the transmission from the sensor and display the data. This will enable the technician to establish if the sensor has failed or is not fitted, whether the pressure port on the sensor is blocked, where the part is running at too high a temperature and other diagnostic information which might be included in the specific sensor (e.g. if there is a low battery condition on the TPMS). The direct TPMS will be attached to the back of the tire valve.

TPMS Nissan Service Guide

The Bartec Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Guide contains comprehensive information on the mechanical and electrical procedure for Nissan TPMS replacement for all makes/models/year types going back to the year of their introduction including:

  • TPMS Nissan Service Requirements
  • Special TPMS Tools Reference Guide

 

Model articles referencing all makes/models/years and including:

  • Description and operation of vehicle TPMS system
  • Warning indicator reset procedure
  • System Retrain/Relearn procedure
  • Dismounting/mounting cautions & Notes
  • Tire Pressure Sensor Replacement procedure
  • Wheel Nut torques
  • Tire Pressure Sensor Nut torques

Nissan TPMS Tool Training

Bartec are world leaders in the implementation of TPMS systems for the wheel and tire assembly plant and the car plant with over 70 installations worldwide.

As a result of this activity the company also leads the aftermarket with the most comprehensive range of TPMS dealer tools for the dealer, the tire shop and even the end user specialising in Nissan models.

The market desperately needs information and training on TPMS, diagnosing faults and repairing/replacing, TPMS tools and support. Bartec has sought to answer some of the many questions by putting together a series of training videos which can be viewed by visiting www.bartecusa.com

Frequently Asked Nissan TPMS Questions

A programmable sensor such as the Ritesensor is the best option for the Nissan range as the Qashqai has been fitted with a variety of OE sensors from Continental between 2017 and 2022, so it is very easy to fit the wrong replacement sensor as they all have different specifications. A tool such as a TECH600Pro will identify the correct specification of part and program a sensor, such as Ritesensor, to replace ensuring correct functionality.
A programmable sensor such as the Ritesensor is the best option for the Nissan range as the Altima has been fitted with OE sensors from Schrader between 2006 and 2013 before being substituted by various Continental parts between 2013 and 2022. It is very easy to fit the wrong replacement sensor as they all have different specifications. A tool such as a TECH600Pro will identify the correct specification of part and program a replacement sensor such as Ritesensor to replicate the correct functionality.
A programmable sensor such as the Ritesensor is the best option for the Nissan range as the Pathfinder has been fitted with various OE sensors from Schrader between 2003 and 2012 before replacement with various Continental parts between 2012 and 2022. It is very easy to fit the wrong replacement sensor as they all have different specifications. A tool such as a TECH600Pro will identify the correct specification of part for your MMY and program a sensor such as Ritesensor to replace ensuring correct functionality.
To carry out a TPMS repair on the Nissan range of vehicles you need one which can diagnose a fault by activating each sensor in turn at LF and identifying which sensor is causing the warning light to come on. You then need the same tool to program a programmable TPMS sensor such as the Ritesensor with the correct specification of sensor and relearn the vehicle ECU and turn out the warning light. The TECH600Pro has all of these attributes and is fast and easy to learn.
The tool needs to be able to identify the correct relearn or reset process and apply it. It should be capable of automatic relearn and should also have the manual relearn on the tool. The process termed RiteSync combines the relearn and programming steps and also turns out the warning light thereby reducing the time and simplifying the steps required to do a TPMS repair.

The Nissan range of cars do not have an inbuilt process where the TPMS IDs are relearned after repair or replacement. It is important therefore to have access to a TECH600Pro tool which is able to diagnose Nissan TPMS issues and also interface to the vehicle OBDII/CANbus to communicate with the vehicle Engine Control Unit (ECU) and download the TPMS IDs and their wheel locations. As an example, the TECH600Pro relearn process is as follows for the Nissan Pathfinder:

OBD Connect
Inflate tires to Placard
Read all sensor IDs using tool
Connect tool to OBDII port

Tool will prompt you to ensure the key is on/engine off. Following the prompts, continue through the process until tool indicates relearn successful. If light does not go off, verify sensor modes are correct.

The tool displays the OE part number for the TPMS sensor to ensure the correct specification of replacement part is programmed.