DIY Guide: How to Reset Tire Pressure Light on 2014 Subaru Forester in Minutes

If you own a 2014 Subaru Forester, you know how annoying it can be when the tire pressure light turns on. Fortunately, you can reset it yourself without needing to visit a mechanic. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to reset the tire pressure light on your Subaru Forester.

What is the Tire Pressure Light and Why Does it Turn On?

The tire pressure light, also known as the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), is an important safety feature that alerts you when one or more of your tires are underinflated. An underinflated tire can cause reduced fuel economy, poor handling, and even tire failure. Therefore, it is crucial to take the tire pressure light seriously.

How to Check the Tire Pressure

Before resetting the tire pressure light, it’s essential to check the tire pressure and inflate the tires to the correct pressure. Here’s how you can check the tire pressure:

  1. Locate the tire pressure monitoring system button, which is usually located on the lower left side of the dashboard.

  2. With the engine running, press and hold down the button until the TPMS light blinks slowly three times.

  3. The TPMS light will then illuminate steadily for one second and turn off; this indicates that the TPMS system is in relearn mode.

  4. Within one minute, starting from the driver’s side front tire, hold the pressure gauge on the valve stem and record the pressure.

  5. Inflate the tire to the correct pressure, which can be found on a sticker located on the driver’s side door jamb.

  6. Repeat the process for the rest of the tires: driver’s side rear tire, passenger’s side front tire, and passenger’s side rear tire.

  7. Once all the tires are inflated to the correct pressure, the TPMS light will turn off.

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How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light

After checking and inflating the tires to the correct pressure, it’s time to reset the tire pressure light. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position.

  2. Press and hold the tire pressure monitoring system button until the TPMS light starts to blink quickly.

  3. Release the button, and the TPMS light will turn off, indicating that the system has been reset.

  4. Finally, turn off the ignition.

What to do if the Tire Pressure Light Doesn’t Turn Off

In some cases, the tire pressure light may not turn off even after resetting the system. If this happens, there may be an issue with the tire pressure sensor, or one or more tires may have a slow leak. In this case, it’s best to take the car to a mechanic to have the sensor checked.


Resetting the tire pressure light on your 2014 Subaru Forester is a simple and easy process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can save yourself a trip to the mechanic and avoid unnecessary maintenance costs. Remember to always check your tire pressure regularly to ensure your safety on the road.

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Alton Brobst

As a longtime Subaru enthusiast, Alton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our blog. From his early days of tinkering with engines to his current role as a certified Subaru technician, Alton has seen it all when it comes to Subarus. When he's not working on cars, he enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

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