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#1 OFFLINE   ORRanger

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

Re:  2017 Fusion Hybrid Titanium.  Question:  Can I use 2016 Fusion Titanium wheels on my 2017 Fusion Titanium hybrid without changing the TPMS sensors?

 

I assumed the 2016 wheels would be fine, so I mounted a set of winter tires on the 2016 wheels and have them on my 2017.  They did work fine for a few weeks until we were driving in a drenching rain, and the TPMS system failure warning light came on.

 

I did a visual inspection of all four wheels and saw nothing obvious (wheel pressure showed a black on the display).   We were close to a store where we bought the tires, so we stopped. They confirmed that tire pressure in all four wheels was up to snuff and then tried to reset the TPMS, but it didn't reset.  

 

Ultimately, they concluded that the 2016 sensors are incompatible for the 2017 Fusion, and that I needed to replace the 2016 sensors with 2017 sensors.  This was based on different FMCO part numbers on the 2016 and 2017.  I've subsequently confirmed with a dealer parts dept. that the numbers are different and that this normally means the parts are not interchangeable, but they weren't sure.

 

I have been driving the car for a 5 days in continued wet weather with the TPMS system failure light coming on, but no change in tire pressure or any other problems.  Then, the TPMS system mysteriously began to work again when the weather cleared, and continues to work.  

 

Any thoughts on this?  I admit, I don't want to spend the money on new sensors if I don't need them.  I included the detail about the weather on the thought that maybe this is a weather-related problem.  

 

This is my second Fusion hybrid (first was a 2103) and one thing I've found is that with these high tech cars, the old rules don't necessarily apply, such as 2016 wheels should be the same as 2017 wheels.  









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#2 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:17 AM

Try to have the sensors retrained as they may not be communicating with the car now.  If that doesn't work you may need to put sensors in and I recommend using the Motorcraft ones from a dealer. You may have to pay - depending on dealer - which could run about $425 with 8% sales tax.

 

I had a set of TireRack rims with OEM tread on them that had been used on my '15 FFH.  Everything was fine with the '17 until a week or so into usage and then same thing as you.  Since your rims are Ford to begin with, a retraining may be all that's needed.  I had to replace mine. <shrug>


Larry - aka Cobra

 

Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked)

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice

 


#3 OFFLINE   ORRanger

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

Thanks, Larry.  Are "retrial" and "reset" are the same thing?  The tire people have been using reset.  I'll see what the dealer service department says.  The dealer service I use is excellent, but it seems I never get out of there for under $500 when there's a problem.  It's like the flat rate manual starts there!  :) It's probably that I'm old enough to remember $0.25/gal gasoline!  (And less during "gas wars").  



#4 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:28 PM

Samey-same on the terms.  Reason I said depending on dealer is because you have Ford rims, where mine were 3rd party units.  So the sensors in the '16 rims should be Motorcraft to begin with.  Because of that, perhaps a bit of a break can be had.  Price I quoted was for new Motorcraft sensors mounted in the TireRack rims at a dealer.  And the dealer had already tried retraining twice with the loss of sensor message. <shrug>


Larry - aka Cobra

 

Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked)

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice

 





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