2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS: Tire Pressure Problem
August 13, 2010
The darndest things happen when you're pushing the limits of a car's fuel tank. Such as flat tires. Or what I thought was a flat tire. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Backing up.
I hop into our 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS this morning-- it was kind of cool out-- and hit the road with 15 miles left on the DTE gauge. No more than 25 feet into my drive, I get this TPMS warning.
So I grab my tire pressure gauge and check 'em all. 31. And the Kizashi calls for 38. Hmm.
Since all are the same, the only reasonable conclusion is that they were all set the same. Or I got four punctures with the exact same leak rate.
What are the odds the guy at the dealership slapped on the auto-filler, pre-set to 32 psi, and filled the tires that way?
Tires are back up to spec now, I'll let you know if they all drop in unison again.
Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com