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How long should I expect TPMS sensors to last on 2011 Forester? One of them just died and I am wondering whether I should replace all 4 (assuming they will all die in a year) or just 1.

I read on google that new ones should last 5-10 years and old ones 5-7. I wasn't sure whether 2011 is considered old or new :wink2:
 

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Unless you have a TPMS programmer, you might want to buy all 4, because the dealer will charge you to get the system to talk to the new sensors.
If one failed, the others are likely to follow suit.
You can probably get a better deal at a tire store than the dealer - some tire stores will replace sensors - I know Discount tire does.

Replacing the sensors means the tires will need to be dismounted / tpms installed / remounted / rebalanced.
If you are coming due for tires, you might want to wait until you need the tires replaced so you don't have the additional expense.
 

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Unless you have a TPMS programmer, you might want to buy all 4, because the dealer will charge you to get the system to talk to the new sensors.
If one failed, the others are likely to follow suit.
You can probably get a better deal at a tire store than the dealer - some tire stores will replace sensors - I know Discount tire does.

Replacing the sensors means the tires will need to be dismounted / tpms installed / remounted / rebalanced.
If you are coming due for tires, you might want to wait until you need the tires replaced so you don't have the additional expense.
Discount tire offers a 6 year 72k mile warranty on their Tire Sensors.
 

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When I had one go out, I just waited until my next tire replacement. I bought the sensors online, because these places charge crazy amounts for the sensors (like double what RockAuto charges). And had them put in and programmed. Most places will cut you a deal on the install/programming if you are buying tires too.
 

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All four sensors on my '08 are still working...

If I had one fail, I would only replace that one. Or I would do without TPMS.
 
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