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2011 Chevrolet Cruze - TPMS Light

Had tires rotated. Six weeks ago. Tire pressure light will not go out and tire pressure is fine. As for the spare I’ll need to ask as it seems it needs to be reset as well

Ask whom? The spare? Don’t expect much. Spares are notoriously introverted after spending so much time alone in the trunk.

The car needs to be reset. GM cars need to be “taught” where the tires are. Your owners manual has the procedure.

Do one of these 2 to reset the TPMS


  1. Set parking brake.
  2. Turn ignition to ON/RUN (engine off)
  3. Use the MENU button to select the VEHICLE INFORMATION menu in the DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER (DIC).
  4. Use thumbwheel to scroll to the Tire Pressure menu item screen.
  5. Press the SET/CLR button to begin sensor matching process. A message requesting acceptance of the process should display.
  6. Press the SET/CLR button again to confirm selection.
  7. Starting with LF tire, increase/decrease tire pressure until horn sounds, or use TPMS relearn tool to activate each sensor.
  8. After horn sounds proceed as in step 5 for the next 3 sensors in the following order: RF, RR, LR. After completing LR tire, horn will sound twice.
  9. Turn ignition to OFF position to exit vehicle learn mode. Adjust all tires to pressure listed on tire placard.


  1. Press and hold the push button start until the vehicle is in accessory mode. Note: on Cadillac models you will know when you are in accessory mode the Cadillac emblem appears on the DIC.
  2. Press the MENU button located on the turn signal lever until “VEHICLE INFORMATION MENU” is displayed.
  3. Once you are in the VEHICLE INFORMATION MENU, use the ^ v on the turn signal level until the DIC displays the vehicle’s tire inflation pressure and positions.
  4. Press and hold the button located on the end of the turn signal level until “Are you sure that you want to relearn? YES or NO” is displayed.
  5. Use the ^ v on the turn signal lever to highlight YES. Once YES is highlighted, press the button located on the end of the turn signal lever. The horn will chirp, “Tire Learning Active” will be displayed on the DIC, and the left front turn signal will be illuminated.
  6. Beginning with the left front frire, use a TPMS activation tool to activate the left front sensor. Once the sensor has been activated, the horn will chirp and the right front turn signal will be illuminated.Repeat procedure in the following order, right front sensor, right rear sensor, and finally the left rear sensor. Once the left rear sensor has been activated, the horn will chirp twice. You can then turn the vehicle off to exit “learn mode.”
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Could be a dead TPMS sensor also…If they haven’t been replaced yet they’re due.


Yes I had one go shorty after getting tires. They have batteries and don’t last forever. About $80 for the one, if you can identify which tire (which might be a problem). The other three have still been fine but expect they won’t last much longer.

If you can’t figure it out yourself a dealership or a shop tooled up for working on Chevys should be able to fix this (or at least diagnose what’s causing it) without much difficulty.

A dealer or a shop tooled up for Chevrolet is not needed . Any good tire shop can solve this or even a shop that has tire changing equipment .