Well, I “learned” a couple of things today.
From the mouth of the circus advisor: “Your tires were underinflated. They were set to 32 psi. That’s not enough pressure for a 17” tire. The sidewall states max pressure to be 40 psi…you have to inflate them to at least 35 psi before the TPMS warning shuts off.”
When I pointed out the manufacturers tire placard states the tires should be inflated to 30 psi COLD, he said: “Well, I don’t understand why they put that low of a number on the sticker. You’ll get better tire wear and gas mileage if you run them higher. That sticker doesn’t make any sense to me.”
When I started the car, the TPMS warning was off but, the pressure readings on the DIC indicated that the pressures were now 27 to 28 psi…not the 35 psi that he reported the technician had set. His response: “Those sensors aren’t all that accurate. You’ll have to keep the tires up to keep the warning light off.”
The repair order stated that the “Express Up’ feature for the LF door glass was NPF…No Problem Found. I guess that means the technician determined that my car is not equipped with the express feature that worked for the first 5 months of ownership???
I suppose I’ll be a bit less tolerant when I take the car back tomorrow. I didn’t feel like arguing…Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Absolutely unbelievable. The technician is DEAD WRONG on the tire pressure issue. THe correct inflation is listed on the placard on the door. It is unsafe to drive the car with air pressure significantly higher or lower than the pressure on the door placard. 40psi would certainly lead to a worse ride, uneven tire wear, and increased chance of tire damage. Amazing that we pay these clowns $100 per hour and they know nothing. I'd definitely go to a different dealer.