I believe the current Accords had the non-volatile memory, meaning the computer memory can store information even when not powered, so removing the battery cable may not clear the trouble code. It needs to cleared with a code scanner/reader.
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
The TPMS detects low pressure in a tire and alerts the
driver by turning on the low tire pressure indicator. If it
detects a problem in the system, it turns on the TPMS
NOTE: If the low tire pressure indicator comes on,
inflate the tires to the proper air pressure. There is no
need to clear any DTCs.
Once the vehicle reaches 25 mph, the TPMS monitors
all four tires at all speeds.
• When a tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure
indicator comes on and sets a DTC. The DTC
indicates sensor 1, 2, 3, or 4.
• When an original tire goes flat and is replaced with a
spare, and the original tire is put in the trunk of the
vehicle, the low tire pressure indicator stays on.
• If the customer leaves the vehicle at the dealership,
and the flat tire is repaired and reinstalled, sensor
memorization is not needed, as long as the sensor is
• If the original tire is flat and is left at the dealership
for repair, and the customer drives the vehicle on the
spare, the low tire pressure indicator and the TPMS
indicator will come on after driving about 20 minutes.
A DTC will be stored because the wheel with the
sensor has been removed from the vehicle. Once the
original tire has been repaired and reinstalled on the
vehicle, the DTC must be cleared.
Some more info.:
Make Sure the TPMS Sensors Are Operational, and
Set the Tire Pressures
NOTE: If this procedure is not done during the PDI, the
TPMS indicator will come on after driving about
20 miles. When the TPMS indicator comes on, the
TPMS control unit also sets one or more of these
TPMS DTCs: 32, 34, 36, 38, and/or 41. The repair of
any of these DTCs, at PDI or shortly after, is not
To make sure the TPMS sensors are operational and
the tire pressures are set, do this:
1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).
2. Use a tire pressure gauge with a bleeder valve to
quickly lower the pressure in one tire to 18 psi or
• The tire pressure must be lowered by at least 3
psi within 15 seconds, or the TPMS sensor in
the wheel will not be activated.