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My right front tire loses pressure. I came out today, and it was at 26 lbs. The picture of the console, taken right after it was taken off the delivery truck shows three tires at 34lbs, and the right front at 17 lbs. I'm sure they just thought it was low, and topped it off. (I am glad I have a pic of tire pressure while still in their possession.) I wonder if anyone else has had any issues related to tire pressure?? I do not want to be worrying about finding an air pump each time I pull out of the garage, nor do I what to risk my life at high speeds with faulty tires! Not to mention the $68k I just paid for a new ride. I haven't contacted the dealer yet, and do not anticipate any static, but one never knows...
Thanks in advance! Jim
 

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Maybe you just have a slow leak. Take it back to the dealer, or a tire shop and get it patched. Could even be a leaky valve stem. Then get all your tires filled with nitrogen instead of air...no more losing psi when it gets cold.
 

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Maybe you just have a slow leak. Take it back to the dealer, or a tire shop and get it patched. Could even be a leaky valve stem. Then get all your tires filled with nitrogen instead of air...no more losing psi when it gets cold.
I'm doin it!!! Thanks for the great tip!!!! Jim
 

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Maybe because you guys are all up north. Down here in Oklahoma where our yearly temps can range from -4 to 104, if you have your tires at ideal temps in the summer, when late fall rolls around and the temps drop substantially, tires on all of my vehicles get low on psi. Switching to nitrogen cures that. It isn't susceptible to changes in temp in this range, so it doesn't shrink and lose psi.
 

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After they check the valve stem and tire, Please have the dealer check your wheel as well. Dodge/Chrysler has a history of porous castings which will leak with new tires, old tires, new valve stems, old valve stems, nitrogen, helium, argon, methane, or any other gas you can think of. It could also be a bad bead seating on the wheel, but I doubt that. Nitrogen is not the problem, because the other three wheels are holding pressure. I would put them in this order of happy dance....Stem issue (hopefully), tire issue (better than wheel), wheel issue (hardest to diagnose). Happy Boxing Day!
 

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Hmmmm ? Isn't the air we breath already 78% Nitrogen ? Makes you wonder - what the 20.8% of O2 is doing. Inert Gas sure glad it's not methane. Plus having 100 % nitrogen in your tires reduces the corona effect inside the tires, so the rubber doesn't break down
Sweet! Don't need my tires on Corona when I am trying to drive!!:D Lol
 
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