The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. issues part one of new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) rules that aim to detect under-inflated tires before a potentially dangerous blowout or rollover. Between Nov. 1, 2003, and Oct. 31, 2006, NHTSA says OEMs must install one of two different TPMS options on new vehicles. The first TPMS measures the pressure in each tire, and the second ties in with a vehicle’s antilock braking system hardware and detects differences in tire pressure ...
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