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Flat Tire Monitor

Discussion in 'E60 (2004-2010)' started by 373214, Aug 22, 2009.

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    The flat tire monitor on our `06 530xi has never worked correctly. I'm an IT professional with a penchant for reading the manual and doing things as instructed. I initialized the FTM per the instructions. We had a flat tire on the interstate with no indication from the system. After I put on the space-saver spare, the indicator came on. After getting the tire repaired, and reinitializing the FTM, the system later told me that I had a flat tire when I didn't. That last time, a semi had several tires explode when we were alongside. There was a terrific explosion and smoke. It rocked the car, but there was no damage to the tires.

    Does the FTM monitor sound also? How could I have a flat (down to the rim) at highway speed without triggering an alert?

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