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2012 Audi A5

Submodel / Qualifier: Direct TMPS

SKU Results: RS+ Sensor: 234234

TPMS Sensor Frequency: 315

OE Valve: None

OE Service Kit: 59112

OE Service Kit Torque: 8 (71)

Universal Service Kit: U1-3

Universal Service Kit Torque: 6 (53)

TPMS Auto-Learning

For early-model vehicles equipped with direct TPMS systems, German makes (BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen & their subsidiaries) came equipped with automatic TPMS learning, along with Land Rover / Jaguar and Volvo. The cars learn new sensors automatically while driving, although some models needed to be initialized into TPMS learn mode first.
An advantage of automatic learning is that a tool isn’t required to register sensors to the vehicle.

The first domestic manufacturer to offer auto-learning was Chrysler (Dodge, Jeep, Ram) while Ford & GM continued to support manual learning.

But some late-model Fords (including Lincoln) and GMs (Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC) can also auto-learn TPMS sensors.

In addition, some newer Korean vehicles (Hyundai/Kia) and Japanese vehicles (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) utilize automatic learning, while still offering an option to learn sensors through the diagnostic port (OBD-learning).

Early models w/o LF initiators used simple set-ups for auto-learning but newer vehicles have more advanced systems, with some utilizing ABS-sensor data in addition to information from the TPMS sensors.

Shops that stock Alligator TPMS sensors are working with parts that are compatible with automatic learning on a wide range of vehicles – early models with LF-learning, older lowline systems with simple schemes and newer ones with ABS-learning.