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Tyre pressure sensors

Hello I have 2016 595 and about two weeks after picking it up I got a puncture and the on board computer told me which tyre was low and to check it etc-brilliant. Well about 5 months ago I had all 4 tyres changed at national tyre and auto care ( what a joke ). About 3 weeks ago I got a message on the screen saying to check tyre pressures, no particular tyre and itís said KO which it didnít before. Well it was the back left tyre which was loosing pressure so yesterday I got it plugged and the mechanic said there wasnít a tyre pressure sensor in it? Donít these cars have tyre pressure sensors or did national tyre and auto joke remove them and replace them with regular valves. Please help before I loose my s*#t with them and then look stupid. Also if they donít have pressure sensors as standard then what does KO mean? I googled it and all it tells you it how to reset it which I know how to. You can buy sensor for them on eBay for £160 for all 4 corners.

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Re: Tyre pressure sensors

Depends if the TPMS in the 500 uses sensors in the wheels or whether it looks at wheel speeds. My BMW uses the ABS system to sense if a tyre is flat, itís not as good as having pressure sensors in the wheels, but itís on runflats so itís not quite as much of an issue.
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Do you know what KO means?
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No idea what KO means. 500 doesn't have sensors,the TPMS works via the abs system measureing the rolling diameter of the wheel. Has the KO message gone after ther reset?
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Yes I reset it again and itís stayed off. Mechanic said I could be running via the abs system. Itís going in for its second service on Monday so will ask them then what it means. Thanks for you help
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