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Hi friends, l want to know if the ford fusion have a low tyre pressure indicator.

My Fusion is SEL PREMIUM bought in january of this year and l think that dont have this item

someone know something about that
 

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I have the light, but I've never seen it light up or nothing. If you look in the message center cluster, it's there, but like I said -- never seen it work.
 

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It was originally intended to be standard, but technical problems mean no Fusions until 08 will have a working system.
 

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Depending on the system, they can be quite the wallet killer. A friend at work has a car where the valve stem transmits some signal back to the car. Well he broke one of the valve stems some how (hit a curb or something) and found out its like $80/ea to replace them.
 

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In the pre-release advertising for the Fusion, they advertised a "low tire pressure" system. It was supposed to be a simple system which uses the ABS circuit to compare the rotational rate of the four wheels. If one wheel moves faster (by some amount) than the other three, it can be assumed the tire pressure is lower because the effective diameter of the tire/wheel combination is less, requiring it to rotate slightly faster to "keep up". Seems like it would have worked just fine - but perhaps the technology isn't as simple as I make it.

In any event, we don't have it.
 

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[quote author=bartman1 link=topic=42987.msg919224#msg919224 date=1156868773]
In the pre-release advertising for the Fusion, they advertised a "low tire pressure" system. It was supposed to be a simple system which uses the ABS circuit to compare the rotational rate of the four wheels. If one wheel moves faster (by some amount) than the other three, it can be assumed the tire pressure is lower because the effective diameter of the tire/wheel combination is less, requiring it to rotate slightly faster to "keep up". Seems like it would have worked just fine - but perhaps the technology isn't as simple as I make it.

In any event, we don't have it.
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that's the system in place already for the Freestar/Windstar.
We have it on our Freestar Sport MiniVan 2004, and had it previously on our Windstar Sport 2002.
I can't seem to see why they couldn't have put that technology in our Fusion???
 

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Freestar has since updated to a system that uses sensors attached to the wheels with bands. The other system is just not robust or accurate enough, and I don't think it can be used to meet the government requirements which state that a certain percentage of vehicles made by each manufacturer must be equipped with TPMS by 2007.
 
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