2006 Honda Pilot

Okay, I never seem to run out of things to ask you people, probably because I don’t know anything about cars. Anyways, I let my boyfriend borrow my new Hyundai Azera today, as he said he wanted to see how the car handled and everything, so he picked it up this morning, and left me with his SUV, now its either a 2005 or 2006 I’m not sure, but its a Honda Pilot. Well, on my way to work this morning I realized that there was a light that had come on that I had never seen before, so I pulled over to look at the owners manual and the light indicates tire distribution. The cars display thing showed that it was the front right tire. Now I figured that tire distribution meant the amount of weight distributed over all the tires in the car, so I stopped at a gas station and filled up the right front tire. After driving home, the light still hasn’t turned off. Is there another step in the process to fixing this that I missed?

I called my boyfriend and he was no help, because I couldn’t explain well enough what light was on.

Hopefully this will be the last question I have for you guys. Thanks, the help is appreciated.


The vehicle probably has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The vehicle needs to be brought into a tire shop that has the special equipment that can diagnose TPMS’s to determine if there’s a problem with the pressure sensor in that tire.


The tire pressure monitor on my 2006 Sienna has to be reset before the light will go out. I would check the Owner’s Manual for the Pilot for the procedure (if any).

Ed B.

Can you clarify exactly what you mean by “filled up”?

I put more air in the tire…

I have an '06 Honda Pilot. Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that will illuminate the warning lamp should the pressure drop below 26 psi. Proper inflation is 32 psi for this vehicle on all 4 tires.

One of two things has happened. Either you have not put enough air in the tire (you must use a tire pressure stick or equivalent) or the sensor has malfunctioned on that wheel. There is nothing to reset on the TPMS once the tires are properly inflated for this car. The system will automatically learn which tire is which when you rotate them as well.

You may want to check out www.hondapilot.org for more specific information on this car as well.