Because we tow our CR-V behind a motorhome, it already had valve-stem TPMS sensors for the system that monitors the motorhome and towed vehicle tire pressures. I purchased an extra monitor that is now mounted in the CR-V. Now I finally have a TPMS in the CR-V that provides ACTUAL tire pressures for each wheel.Well knock on wood, I've driven about 100 miles and the TPMS light has not re-illuminated. My '14 V requires tire press of 30 psi all around. Don't know why the dealership I bought the car from had inflated the tires to 38.
The 6 cylinder Equinox is quite a performer, never drove the 4 cylinder.We also tow our vehicle behind a motorhome. We had an Equinox for 2 weeks while our CR-V was being repaired after an accident. Couldn't wait to get the CR-V back; hated the Equinox. Poor acceleration with the 4 cylinder; poor handling and turning. You can enjoy driving the CR-V, that feeling was lacking in the Equinox.
The spare tire has nothing to do with TPMS. But don't forget the spare should have about twice the air pressure. Check it.I also have a 2014 2wd with the same issue. The indicator light keeps coming on randomly. I had to replace a tire because of a blowout and it happens regularly now. The dealer says there is nothing wrong with the system but all 4 tires and spare all have the same pressure.
I am going to re-calibrate the system myself and see if it does any good.
I'm not sure that we may have a slow leak in one or more tires. Yesterday I had the state safety inspection performed and had them check the tire pressures. The left rear tire only had 25 lbs. and I reset the TPMS system. If the light illuminates again I asked my wife not to reset the light until she checks the tire pressure. Interestingly, a friend of ours was at their Honda dealer having their TPMS checked due to intermittent TPMS warnings on their 2015 CR-V. I'm asking if other 2015 or 2016 CR-V owners are experiencing the same symptoms.I'm surprised to see this is still a problem for some. I had the TSB firmware update done about maybe 2 years ago and have not had any problems since.
It's been awhile, but I remember when the Dec 14 update was released the 2015 model was already available. So I'm guessing it was not done on your car.As I noted above, the dealer refused to do anything about the problem. All my wife asked was whether the TSB had been applied. Since I bought the car late in the model year, I assumed it had probably been done, but wanted to verify that. Toyota or Hyundai are looking attractive.
Do the later models still use the same system or has Honda reverted to the old method? If they have changed back, I would consider a new CR-V.