In the Silverado trucks, TPMS sensors are present that helps to monitor the pressure of tires, and they will illuminate the light when there is low or high pressure in all of the tires.
These systems will alert when tires pressure is low than the recommended one that is less than 20%.
Silverado TPMS not reading due to weak or failed batteries, which can occur after 7-10 years. In addition, the corrosion in the valve stem of this system also causes hindrance between the display screen and the sensor body. The wiring also goes wrong after some years, and this system will not work due to an inappropriate power supply. The physical damage due to a harsh environment or damage during installation also causes this issue. This also happens when you change Silverado’s wheels, sensors, and location due to poor detection of new components.
When you don’t see any reading on the screen, you should check this device; you cannot drive with a failed or poor system because lower tire pressure will increase the risk of accidents and cause a sudden blowout.
Failure of batteries of TPMS Sensor
These sensors have batteries that provide the power to work and blink a light when tires malfunction.
Lithium-ion batteries are present with a voltage of about 2-3 volts. Some of the models of Silverado also have nickel-based batteries in them.
These batteries have a specific life expectancy of about 7-10 years, after which they become dead and unable to signal the malfunction, due to which no readings will appear on display.
Sometimes the overheating in tires due to several reasons also cause damage to these batteries, and they fail to work adequately.
If you put wrong or low-quality batteries in the tires, they will also wear out early and have less life than good quality ones.
The excessive load and turning ON of the monitoring system while your vehicle is at parking will also drain more power and decrease their lives.
The weak batteries due to less current from the power source also affect this device.
These batteries are not removable from the sensors; if they become faulty, you should replace the whole system and install the new one.
You should prevent this problem by using the high-quality system and turning off the TPMS when you are not driving and your pickup truck is in a parking position.
Corrosion of valve
The TPMS sensors in the Silverado primarily have two parts the sensory body and the valve stem. The vital function of the valve stem is to connect the sensor with the rim of the tires.
The aluminum material of these valves is more susceptible to damage from corrosion than the rubber ones.
The exposure to moisture from the tread surface of tires and the wet roads can make the stem valves corroded, and as a result, they will lose their strength and ability to work.
The corroded ones will also be unable to detect signals from the rims and show them on the display screen.
The rust will also come due to the presence of dust and debris, due to which they become fragile and lose their strength.
You should avoid this corrosion by cleaning the tires properly and removing the dust from them. In addition, remove the moisture by drying their surface.
A wiring system is also present in TPMS sensors to provide the connection between this device and the reading system on the dashboard.
When these wirings go wrong, the air pressure readings will not appear on the screen, and you cannot recognize the malfunctioning in tires.
The wires become damaged when they become old they start to wear out. In addition, they also become out of function due to damage to the insulation layer present on it.
The wires with damaged insulation are more susceptible to damage and cannot provide enough signaling to the connected system.
In addition, the insufficient power from the battery source of Silverado is also unable to provide enough energy to wires to work efficiently.
Moreover, the inappropriate the wrong installation of wires will also be unable to show readings of the TPMS sensors.
You should also change the wiring system after some years because it loses its ability to work after 5-7 years.
You should also install them correctly at their position for their correct functioning.
Many people also complain that the physical damage, including harsh weather, stress, and hitting of tires with some hard objects, will also damage these sensors.
The damaged sensors will not detect the tire’s pressure, and as a result, no reading will appear on display.
One of my friends also said that he does not see the reading of TPMS sensors on display after accidents in which the wheels of his pickup were damaged.
Sometimes the harsh environmental conditions such as too much hot and cold environment can cause overheating of tires can also affect them and cause the above problem.
When the wheels of your vehicle are hit with some potholes and other road hurdles, it can also damage any of the parts of these systems, and they fail to perform their function adequately.
You should resolve this issue by preventing the collision with road hurdles and other objects. In addition, you can also fix this problem by checking if the readings will disappear.
When you replace them without an experienced person, there is a chance of improper installation and inappropriate wiring.
You should also install them at their appropriate location on the side of the rim. When you install it at other places, there is more risk of damage for several reasons.
Moreover, due to the placement of these sensors at the incorrect position, we will also be unable to provide the readings on the display screen present on the dashboard of the Silverado.
You should resolve this issue by their incorrect installation from the experienced mechanics. If you are replacing them own, you should put them on the sidewalls of the rims adequately.
New tires with different sensor
The tires are the part of the vehicle that can provide a smooth ride on the road by maintaining traction and friction.
The tires become damaged for several reasons or due to their old age. When they go bad, the people replace them with new ones for a smooth and safe ride.
When you change the tires and add TPMS sensors, it takes time to detect the new tires and their whole system.
People complain that their tire pressure monitoring system does not show any reading on the display when they change their wheels.
When people replace these sensors after their specific age, they will not read. This problem is that this component takes time to adjust in new wheels.
The better solution for this issue is to drive your Silverado several miles and check the screen; it will start to show reading.
In addition, you should also purchase the right tires according to the sensors so they can work better with them.
Change of location
Change of location is another factor for the malfunctioning of this system because when you change the location of your pick up, the antenna will not detect the signal from TPMS.
Many of my friends travel in different areas to explore new things and enjoy the trips. However, they complain that when they change their location, again and again, they cannot see reading on the screen.
The antenna is the component of this device that detects the signals from this sensor and allows the screen to show it in numbers.
When your antenna system cannot work, then no reading will appear in the system. You should use a high-quality antenna that can capture the signals in a better way.
It is also better that you wait for some time after changing the location of your Silverado so the antenna can work better.