DRAYTON, Ontario (June 27, 2016) — In the absence of any national or provincial rules about tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), the Ontario Tire Dealers Association (OTDA) has issued an advisory for all tire dealerships that TPMS must always remain functional after tire service.
“We strongly suggest that a TPMS system should never be deactivated or rendered ineffective after any tire repair, replacements, rotations, installation of new wheels or any service whereby the TPMS system can be affected,” the OTDA said in its notice.
The association issued the warning in light of the statements about TPMS on the website of Transport Canada, the nation's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Transport Canada notes that TPMS is not required in Canada, unlike the U.S., which began requiring TPMS on all new vehicles since 2007.
“Based on our research and collision investigation programs, Transport Canada has not identified a pattern of motor vehicle collisions caused conclusively by tire failure in Canada,” the agency said.