TPMSDirect Frequently Asked TPMS Questions

Is TPMS mandatory? If so, when was it declared a standard safety feature?

The TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) Act was signed into United States Federal Law in the fall of 2000 and requires all vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. 

In the United States, TPMS is mandatory for all vehicles produced after September 2007.

In the European Union, TPMS is mandatory for all new passenger vehicles released after November 1, 2012. From November 1, 2014, all new passenger vehicles sold in the European Union must be equipped with TPMS. 

For more information on the TREAD Act, please click here or go to: