In many countries and regions around the world, the 2018+ Suzuki Jimny is supplied with an on-board tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) by default.

Each wheel has a tyre pressure monitoring sensor installed in place of a regular rubber valve. These sensors transmit data to the Jimny's on-board computer via bluetooth and, in the event of a loss of tyre pressure, the driver will be alerted by a warning message on the dashboard.

If your Jimny was supplied with TPMS as standard, it is essential that it remains functional. If the system is inoperable for any reason, a large orange warning that can't be hidden will be displayed on the dashboard. This is also a cause for your car to fail its annual inspection (i.e. MOT, if you are in the UK).

Changing Wheels

If your 2018+ Suzuki Jimny was supplied with TPMS as standard, you have the following options when fitting a new set of wheels:

  • Re-use the existing TPMS sensors by fitting them to your new wheels. However, you will need to remove the tyres from your existing wheels in order to access and remove the sensors. This takes quite a bit of time and a garage/tyre fitter will charge for this procedure. Subsequently, your original tyres will no longer be mounted to your original wheels. They will take up more storage space as a result, and might be more difficult to sell to another Jimny owner
  • Fit new TPMS sensors to your new wheels. While this initially appears to be the more expensive option, it means that you don't need to spend time removing your original tyres in order to access the original TPMS sensors. In addition, it means that you can leave your original wheels and tyres as a "ready to go" set, should you wish to keep a spare set of wheels and tyres on hand (and thus saving storage space compared to wheels and tyres that have been separated), or perhaps to sell them to another Jimny owner. In the long run, this is the more cost effective option.

A TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system) sensor. The sensor comprises of a battery, a bluetooth transmitter and a valve stem. The whole unit weighs only a few grammes

Syncing/Pairing New TPMS Sensors

On some vehicles, pairing (or "coding") new TPMS sensors to the on-board computer can be an arduous process; not so on the Jimny! Any new TPMS sensors that we supply are pre-programmed to suit a 2018+ Suzuki Jimny. Once they have been "woken up" by the car (typically after a few minutes of driving at a constant medium to high speed), the Jimny's on-board computer will begin to sync with the new TPMS sensors. After 15 to 20 minutes of driving at a constant medium to high speed, the sync should be complete and you will be able to view the tyre pressures on your Jimny's dashboard (when viewing the applicable menu).

If you have multiple sets of wheels and tyres for your Jimny, each with their own sets of TPMS sensors, it is entirely possible to swap between them without needing to carry out any additional TPMS coding or pairing. The sensors fitted to the wheels installed on the vehicle will automatically sync with the Jimny's on-board computer after a period of driving as described above.

Wheel & Tyre Packages

By default, any Suzuki Jimny 2018+ Wheel & Tyre Packages purchased from our store are supplied with new TPMS sensors fitted to all wheels. Should you prefer for your Package to be supplied without TPMS sensors, please let us know when placing your order. We will remove the TPMS sensors from your order, and your new wheels will be equipped with regular rubber valves instead.

Please note: if your Jimny was not supplied with TPMS from factory, the system will not become activated simply by fitting wheels with TPMS sensors installed. You should continue to use regular rubber valves in your wheels.

If you are not sure if your Jimny has TPMS sensors or not, take a look at the wheels. If your valves look like this, your Jimny has a TPMS system

Setting the Tyre Pressures

We typically recommend a tyre pressure of around 26psi for the 2018+ Suzuki Jimny, when it is not heavily loaded and has two people on-board. It is essential that you set your tyre pressures when the tyres are cold, before you embark on a journey. This is because, as the tyres heat up during regular driving, the air inside also heats up, causing the air to expand the and the air pressure will subsequently increase. 

If you set your tyre pressures to 26psi when the tyres are warm, you will often find that, when next starting your Jimny on a cold morning, a "low tyre pressure warning" message will be displayed on the dashboard, along with a display of your respective tyre pressures. This is because the tyre pressures will have dropped to below 26psi once the tyres have cooled down and, if you were to begin driving, you would typically see the tyre pressures gradually increase on your dashboard as the tyres become warmer.
June 24, 2024 — Ali Graham