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This morning my 2019 SE VTECH let me know the tire pressure was low on the right front tire. Understandable, there was a temperature drop last night, no biggie....

For the life of me, I cannot find anywhere in the Multi-function Display/VIC, or Infotainment, what the actual pressure is, just that they are low.

Am I missing something, or do you have to check the pressure manually?

Thanks!
 

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This morning my 2019 SE VTECH let me know the tire pressure was low on the right front tire. Understandable, there was a temperature drop last night, no biggie....

For the life of me, I cannot find anywhere in the Multi-function Display/VIC, or Infotainment, what the actual pressure is, just that they are low.

Am I missing something, or do you have to check the pressure manually?

Thanks!
It is a sensor only and does not give the tire pressure. I wish VW went to the next step by actually displaying the pressure.
 

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It's an indirect system so yes, at first you will need to set all 4 tires to the desired pressure (35psi) then go into the infotainment unit (under the car menu) and find the tire menu and set it. It will tell you if you have a low tire but not which one or what the pressure is. It works through the various systems (namely ABS) to determine if one wheel is rotating slightly slower than the rest due to the slightly smaller diameter you get when it's underinflated.
 

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Thank you all for the quick replies. It's like, thanks VW for telling me which tire it is... and showing a nice graphic on the infotainment... but yeah.. I'd like to know what the PSI w/o getting out of the car LMAO. SMH. (We have a 2011 Jeep G. Cherokee Overland Summit and it shows us the PSI on the EVIC =D)

So far, love the 2019 Atlas, except the sluggish acceleration, and cheapish interior. But man it is roomy!
 

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Thank you all for the quick replies. It's like, thanks VW for telling me which tire it is... and showing a nice graphic on the infotainment... but yeah.. I'd like to know what the PSI w/o getting out of the car LMAO. SMH. (We have a 2011 Jeep G. Cherokee Overland Summit and it shows us the PSI on the EVIC =D)

So far, love the 2019 Atlas, except the sluggish acceleration, and cheapish interior. But man it is roomy!
Our 2008 Touareg also has live monitoring of all four tire pressures...which is very educational during up hill pulls where you can see the rear pressure climb as the axel pulls our 7,500 lb travel trailer. I wish the Atlas had live monitoring too...
 

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Honestly, I prefer this system over the actual TPMS sensor. It's PITA when you're swapping out wheels etc and have to buy another set of TPMS or swap them over. I can love with finding out which tire is low just got the ease of being able to swap wheels
 

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I can't believe the Atlas doesn't give a psi reading for each tire. Even our Jeep Compass does that. The last five vehicles we've owned did it. It's becoming an industry standard. With all the other bells and whistles on the Atlas, this should be a no-brainer.
 

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I can't believe the Atlas doesn't give a psi reading for each tire. Even our Jeep Compass does that. The last five vehicles we've owned did it. It's becoming an industry standard. With all the other bells and whistles on the Atlas, this should be a no-brainer.
It has no way of doing it - the sensors aren't direct read like many vehicles. Has it's advantages too. A digital tire pressure gauges is $10 on Amazon.
 

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It has no way of doing it - the sensors aren't direct read like many vehicles. Has it's advantages too. A digital tire pressure gauges is $10 on Amazon.
No replacement for real time monitoring. "Has no way of doing it" just means they don't want the extra expense, which is well worth it.
 

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Can anyone tell me why my tpms light comes on after I’ve set the tire pressure and then reset the infortainment center? I reset it about a month ago and like clock work the light is one again. It’s been warm so I know it isn’t the cold and the tires themselves checked out.

I also agree with the rest of the posters. The individual sensors with actual psi display is much more beneficial.
 

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No replacement for real time monitoring. "Has no way of doing it" just means they don't want the extra expense, which is well worth it.
There are advantages to this system as well....no issues when you change tires/wheels, no TPMS that fail, etc. The downside for those that seem to need real-time pressure readings is...well...you need to check your tires once in a while. Not sure what's going on above - haven't had them come on but again, I check my tires a few times a mos. Interesting, I've never relied on a car to tell me what the tire pressure is...but I get it.
 

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This morning my 2019 SE VTECH let me know the tire pressure was low on the right front tire. Understandable, there was a temperature drop last night, no biggie....

For the life of me, I cannot find anywhere in the Multi-function Display/VIC, or Infotainment, what the actual pressure is, just that they are low.

Am I missing something, or do you have to check the pressure manually?

Thanks!
Just had this issue, so I’m relieved to see this post. I can’t believe my R line can’t just show a number for tire pressure while it’s showing me a fancy picture of my vehicle on a computer screen smh. My little Buick that they barely assigned any trade-in value to definitely told me my PSI for thousands of dollars less! Shouldn’t have to get out on the highway to check tire pressure in 2020. Ok, I think I’m done venting now.
 

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My atlas just told me there was a sudden loss of pressure on ALL FOUR. There were all at 30-31 when I got out and manually checked them. I too can't believe the lack of the psi reading.
 

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Last Thursday while taking ours in for a service on the front end links the TPMS alert came on. Didn’t alert to which tire and didn’t give pressure. I got out and looked and couldn’t see anything low and as luck would have it, didn’t have my gauge in the glovebox from the old car. Dealership told me it was just a temp change, but couldn’t explain why it didn’t show a specific tire, or depending on how you look at it ... all 4 tires low. Who knows, but I don’t like the system.
 

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Yes - one of the downsides is that when all the tires drop in pressure say like when it first gets cold out and the air is denser, the system won't detect it b/c it's looking at relative differences. Happened to my next door neighbor recently with a Honda (it's not just VW) CRV - all the tires were at ~22...I had to show her how to inflate them, check the air, and reset the system. I'm not going to lie....it's unfortunate that we've become so reliant on tech that as car owners folks don't even know how to check our air pressure or know that you should do that once a month along with opening your hood and looking around. I bought them each a $10 digital air gauge from Amazon for Christmas plus they all got a nice life lesson in car ownership/maintenance.
 

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You think that's bad? I worked at a dealer. We would get people bring cars in that haven't had an oil change in years and were running rough.
 

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This was back in the 90s and early 2000s. Now we have computers telling you to bring your car to the dealer for an oil change
 

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2021 atlas owner and this is still a thing. Car told me to check pressure. Didn’t tell me where to check it. What a joke this car is. Worst decision I ever made. At least my ex gave me three great kids. Will not buy a VW again.
 
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