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Old 06-17-2012, 11:37 PM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

That TSB reads as though it will only be applied to vehicles that have encountered the problem.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:59 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

STRANGE NOISE!!! I have an intermittent noise that can best be described as
a mix between a creak/letting air out of a balloon slowly/sort of noise when you turn off a high pressure tap. It lasts for about 1 to 2 seconds. I think, but can't be totally sure, it coincides with going into sport (lowered suspension) then back to normal ride height (auto). I parked up today with the engine running after a spirited drive and it made the noise every minute or so. It's coming from the front and you can feel it through the steering whhel. Drove home tonight in auto (normal height) without any dramas. It has done this since new (3 weeks) but am only getting a little concerned with it now. Is this normal? The air suspension works perfectly fine, going in and out of "aero" height automatically as it should etc etc...
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:41 AM
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Could be linked to the smoke coming from your front end last week. Sounds like you need to get it checked out.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:46 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Sounds like a leak in the air suspension
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:14 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Yep, you could be right. The suspension does sag around 1/2" overnight then picks up when I start the engine. I wasn't sure it this was normal, or part of the self levelling. Its in sometime next week for its inital month check/service so I'll post back the outcome.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

If it was a leak, the compressor would overheat and you would not be able to maintain the normal height. These are closed systems and do not have much of a reserve, so any leak will show itself very quickly and it will be quite obvious,
I would say it is just the self levelling. Our car is parked on an angular incline and I notice once it is on the level it will adjust. These cars make all sorts of noises that are normal as there are many things happening all the time on them.
The smoke bit is a worry, but I would just monitor the ride height, maybe go from park to OR2, if it can do that there is no problem.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:20 AM
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If it was a leak, the compressor would overheat and you would not be able to maintain the normal height. These are closed systems and do not have much of a reserve, so any leak will show itself very quickly and it will be quite obvious,
I would say it is just the self levelling. Our car is parked on an angular incline and I notice once it is on the level it will adjust. These cars make all sorts of noises that are normal as there are many things happening all the time on them.
The smoke bit is a worry, but I would just monitor the ride height, maybe go from park to OR2, if it can do that there is no problem.
Park to OR2 absolutely no problem. Just that strange "lurching" type noise usually after a period on "aero". The smoke issue only occured the once, and I put that down to not fully releasing the park brake. I'll bring both items up next week but anticipate a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" answer.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

After lurking on here for a while and reading through many many sites, I have pushed the button and order one.
Getting a mineral grey diesel with Quarda-lift, off-road adventure pack, leather, tow package, Recovery hook and a few other things. Now the long wait... bring on the car I say.
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After lurking on here for a while and reading through many many sites, I have pushed the button and order one.
Getting a mineral grey diesel with Quarda-lift, off-road adventure pack, leather, tow package, Recovery hook and a few other things. Now the long wait... bring on the car I say.
Good on you, you'll love it as we can all testify!

Though not sure what the wait times are these day, have you tried the local dealerships, they seem to be well stocked now? You can also try interstate dealerships and have it delivered, sure beats waiting months on end!
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Does anyone know the Aust spec changes for MY2013 as yet? The US version seems have virtually no changes for the Overland buyer but that doesn't mean our version will be as light on. My dealer is indicating a RRP change so I would like to think something else (positive) will change too...
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The changes will be the same for the USA versions, so not much. You will most likely find out once you get the cars as they are not good at telling people about changes, except for pricing.
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They didn't post details of the 2012 model till about March 2012 as I recall. So good luck. I sounds like Chrysler Australia ask for things then it's pot luck as to what actually arrives.
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