TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) laws are introduced in many countries, as it is considered one of the important features for safety and fuel economy. Many countries have mandated tpms necessary in new vehicles sold to customers in their region. We will guide you here which top 5 countries who have necessary TPMS law in cars.
United States of America
TPMS is mandatory for all new passenger vehicles sold in the US since 2008, under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138.
In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, which outlines the requirements for TPMS systems in passenger vehicles. FMVSS No. 138 requires that all new passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 pounds or less be equipped with a TPMS that meets specific performance and installation standards. The standard specifies that TPMS systems must: Provide a warning to the driver when the tire pressure in one or more tires is 25% or more below the recommended inflation pressure.
Be able to detect and alert the driver when all four tires are significantly underinflated.
Provide a warning when the TPMS is malfunctioning.
The standard also specifies requirements for the installation, testing, and labeling of TPMS systems. Compliance with FMVSS No. 138 is mandatory for all new passenger vehicles sold in the United States.
TPMS feature is mandatory for all new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the EU since 2014, under regulation No. 661/2009.
TPMS flashing indication is mandatory for all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada since 2010, under Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 138.
TPMS installation is mandatory for all new passenger vehicles sold in South Korea since 2013.
TPMS is kept mandatory for all new passenger vehicles sold in Japan since 2018.
TPMS has been adopted as mandatory feature for all new passenger vehicles sold in China since 2019.
Other countries may also have regulations or laws related to TPMS, but these are some of the major ones that have made it mandatory.