How do you reset the tire pressure light in a Volkswagen Jetta?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Service, Tips & Tricks, VW Jetta on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 3:11 pm
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Volkswagen Jetta Tire Pressure Monitoring System Dashboard Light Step-By-Step Deactivation Instructions

If you’ve gone to the trouble of adjusting the tire pressure of your Volkswagen Jetta, you may notice that the tire pressure warning light on the dashboard is still activated. What gives?

Well, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light has to be manually reset to make it turn off after the tire pressure has been adjusted. If you take your Jetta into a service center (such as ours here at Elgin Volkswagen), they’ll do that for you, but if you adjusted the tire pressure yourself, you’ll have to reset the light yourself too. How does one reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light in a Volkswagen Jetta?

The process for deactivating the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light on a Volkswagen Jetta differs depending on whether one drives a sixth-generation or seventh-generation Volkswagen Jetta. For step-by-step instructions on each, read on!

Note: Before resetting the Tire Pressure Warning Light in your Volkswagen Jetta, be sure that you’ve put the correct amount of pressure in your tires. There should be a diagram on the interior of the driver’s door frame that denotes the ideal amount; alternatively, check the owner’s manual for your specific model.

Check out our guide to all VW dashboard warning lights here!

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light in a Sixth-Generation Volkswagen Jetta

The following instructions apply to a Volkswagen Jetta from model years 2011 through 2018 in the U.S.:

  1. Switch the ignition on.
  2. Open the glove compartment. A red-illuminated button should be visible inside.
  3. Hold that button for two seconds.
  4. Viola- the Tire Pressure Monitoring System light should now deactivate.
See how to reset the tire pressure light on a sixth-gen Jetta in this video.

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light in a Seventh-Generation Volkswagen Jetta

The following instructions apply to a Volkswagen Jetta from model years 2019 to present.

  1. Make sure vehicle is stopped, and the engine is turned off.
  2. Turn ignition to the “ON” position, but don’t start the engine.
  3. On the audio display, press the button that says “CAR”.
  4. In the lower right corner of the touchscreen, touch the “Settings” or “Setup” button. The screen should enter the Vehicle Settings menu.
  5. Select “Tires”.
  6. Select “Set.”
  7. A confirmation message should appear on the display; simply hit “Confirm.” This should store the current tire pressure and reset the light.

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