TPMS Again

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#1
I've had an on off battle with the TPMS system since I bought the car. I get a 'Service Tire Pressure System' alert pop up on a fairly regular basis. It stays until I pump up the tyres .2 above the recommended values and get a long run in to clear the fault. There is no way to clear the fault except by doing some crazy system that involves running the engine whilst stationary for a while and then doing a decent M-way without stopping.

The car has been in and out of the dealers with this and now they just put me onto a technician when I ring in about it. This can't be right. Does anyone else's Ghibli display this behaviour at all?

One thing I do notice is that the front offside sensor always displays .1 to .2 above the other tyres even when I fill them to the same pressure. Could it be that I've an intermittent fault on the one sensor that's throwing the whole system out?

Any thoughts would be appreciated?
 

P R

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#3
Only ever had one issue with mine, when one of them showed 0.5 after fitting some new tyres. They half deflated offending tyre and re inflated and was ok

They mentioned if they get dust / dirt in them then this can happen.
 
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#4
I've been checking the tyres the whole time and this morning they were all at 2.3 bar, so I topped them up a little. The offside front is still showing .1/.2 high though even though my handheld tester, and the forecourt hose both show the same pressure as the other tyres. Booked it in to try and get the one sensor replaced under warranty to see if that fixes it.