Originally Posted by xpeder
that what happen when goverment step in
A dealer not wanting to get sued by the parent or children of someone who has a blowout and crashes the vehicle and dies has nothing to do with the government. Tire pressure sensors are primarily in place to save fuel wasted with under inflated tires.
Lots of people died with the Bridgestone tires blowing up on the Ford Explorer SUV and it was a screw up by the Ford engineers who designed the suspension improperly and then tried to fix the problem by recommending a tire pressure that was too low and caused too much sidewall flexing with a full load at highway speeds.
There are dealers who are reprogramming the tire sensor trigger points and lot of references on the Web on the procedure.
If you check the tire manufacturers like Firestone that made the tires on my truck, the load rating is quite different for an unloaded truck than the tire pressure recommendations from the factory which assume a maximum number of passengers and load in the bed. Based on the Firestone load ratings for my truck's tires I should be running 45-50 PSI in them but Chevrolet recommends 65 front and 80 rear.
I do not understand why so many people want to blame "the government" when it is corporations running our country (and into the ground I might add).