Why isn't Automatic reading the low tire pressure indicator on my car's dashboard?

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I have a 2008 nissan Rogue with a low tire pressure indicator, but it isn't
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Charlie Fonville

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Posted 4 years ago

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Michael C., Former Employee

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Hi Charlie,

Unfortunately, Automatic only reads diagnostic codes that are associated with the Check Engine Light. I am sorry for the inconvenience Charlie. If you have further questions, please let us know.

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M
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^ Michael does low tire pressure reading show up on the dashboard for a Honda 2007 accord  EXLV6?
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Hi Raadesh! If you're referring to your car's dashboard, I would check in your owner's manual about whether there's a low tire pressure light.

As explained above, Automatic can only read and clear engine codes related to the "Check Engine" light, so this information will not be displayed in the app (engine codes related to low tire pressure are manufacturer-specific). Here's a link to an FAQ that further explains the "Check Engine" light feature and what engine codes we're able to read and interpret.
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Hi Tom,

Is the extra information like tire pressure simply not available through the OBD-II connection, or is the problem that it is not standardized? Is it possible that in the future Automatic could add support for extra bits like that through partnerships with auto-makers to be able to decode those features?
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Hi there, John. Great question. Tire pressure info can be accessed via the OBD-II port, but we would need access to proprietary (manufacturer) data in order to read and interpret these codes. Right now, Automatic identifies itself as a generic scan tool, but yes, it's something that could be added later down the road as we develop relationships with manufacturers. You might have some interest in reviewing this related discussion on engine codes.

Hope this helps!
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John FX

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Thanks Tom, I'll check out that other thread!
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Michael Pumo

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Would love to see this feature implemented as well.
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Douglas Taggart

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I just want to add that I came here wondering the same thing myself after I installed my a-pro today and had a tire pressure indicator on my dash. I guess this answers that. Considering this was a year ago though, has any progress been made with manufacturers on this issue?
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No. That's a very large hill to climb, Douglas, and we're focused on other priorities that we know we can do right now. 
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Douglas Taggart

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Thank you for the update.
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Gupta Kuricheti

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Why don't Automatic Pro report low tire pressure?