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I have an Odyssey 2019 Canadian model. I bought winter tires with rims at a Honda dealership and rims had TPMS sensors. I just changed to summer tires on yesterday at the dealership and they charged extra 20 CAD for TPMS sensors calibration. my questions are:
1/ Do they need to calibrate every time for changeover from winter to summer tires and vice versa?
2/ If I change over tires at home, how can i calibrate TPMS sensors?
 

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There is no calibrating needed when switching from one set to another.
 
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He's right, there is no calibration needed to be done swapping over summer to winter tires/rims. I think they just sucked money out of your pockets.
 

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Some TPMS sensors need calibration but I believe the Ody ones do that automatically after driving a few miles. A dealer can likely scan the TPMS sensors to make sure they're working. Perhaps that's why you were charged the extra $20. Still seems like a cash grab if you ask me. The scan probably takes 30 seconds and is probably done through a wireless connection.
 

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Some TPMS sensors need calibration but I believe the Ody ones do that automatically after driving a few miles. A dealer can likely scan the TPMS sensors to make sure they're working. Perhaps that's why you were charged the extra $20. Still seems like a cash grab if you ask me. The scan probably takes 30 seconds and is probably done through a wireless connection.
They did the changeover 3 times and this is the 1st time they charged me. A technician told me that it needs to be performed every time with a special tool and I can not calibrate by my self. I also did 1 time from winter to summer tires without any alarm.
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That's something to casually bring up to the service manager next time you're in.
 
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Agreed. It still sounds fishy to me. These dealers will do anything to increase their revenue stream, which is fine so long as it's an honest service task.
 
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