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Check pressures even when new.

Postby GeorgeB » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:19 am

I just checked the tyre pressure display 3 weeks after receiving my new Tekna. I know I should have checked when I got it but I stupidly assumed they would be right. The front tyres were 45 & 44 instead of 33, and one of the rear tyres was 44 instead of 30. I have dropped them down to correct pressures and the display is reading the new pressures fine. Don't assume your pressures are correct on a new car.
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby Gel » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:23 am

so much for dealer pdi check!
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby big_boz » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:56 pm

missus got hers Friday and same thing, massively over inflated. Idiots
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby FoxE » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:54 pm

Same here in New Zealand. The dealer outsources the vehicle for wheel alignment checks and they generally over inflate the tyres when doing that work. Obviously the dealer then elects not to recheck the pressures.
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby Quacker » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:21 pm

I don't think dealers do wheel alignment checks any longer at pre-delivery inspection. In my experience they never did. Today's factory alignment is generally very much more accurate than it used to be.

Pressures are high from the factory and sometimes spacers are used to lock the suspension in order to prevent movement during transport.
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby Kentishman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Mine was delivered to my house with tyre pressures to spec
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby melwin@puthiri.com » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:53 am

Same here as George. I received my car last week and yesterday I checked the pressure.
Front: 39 and 40
Rear: 40 and 39

Don't know why the dealers are so careless in this matter.

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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby samovar » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:49 am

Just had slow puncture repaired (and thanks to this forum for pointing in right price range - cost £21 from Kwik fit). Afterwards I checked the pressures and had to inflate all of them (thanks Kwik Fit ). When I looked at the TPMS measures they were all out - 32/33 and 30/29. Do these small differences matter? Do others get obsessive about exact measures and use their own inflator? Or is there a technique of using air machines that gets tyres to exact pressure?
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby switchback » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:22 pm

melwin@puthiri.com wrote:Same here as George. I received my car last week and yesterday I checked the pressure.
Front: 39 and 40
Rear: 40 and 39

Don't know why the dealers are so careless in this matter.

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That's ridiculous................................a letter to the dealer principle is required.
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Re: Check pressures even when new.

Postby Mark46 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:45 pm

50psi in all four tyres when I picked mine up after the "pdi"
This is just basic stuff a pdi should pick up on, especially as it's safety related.
Not good enough Nissan, sort it out.
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