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Re: Overland without the air suspension

Yes the air suspension is troublesome, mine started acting up at about 40K miles and has been in twice for repairs. I just ordered a Limited Eco-Diesel 4 x 4 just so I don't get it. I tow so I have the Tow package with load leveling suspension. It does not use an airbag it uses hydraulic pressure and a valve to level out to its standard height once a load is placed on it. After driving the loaded 2011 Overland that I have had since new I decided it was time for a new one and I did not want all the bells and whistles. I ordered the 2015 Limited 4 x 4 Eco-Diesel Black/Black with (NAV, 20 x 8 Wheels, Sunroof, Trailer Tow Group IV), MSRP U$ 49,190.00 my price is U$ 44,290.00.

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1) Dash replaced at 25K miles as the leather started pealing off / bubbling on the front edge by the window.

2) The intermittent start issue / relay fix.

3) Air suspension (40-45K Miles) Car would droop and required a new valve and the pump is much more active now and lately takes for ever to get to off-road level II.

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Re: Overland without the air suspension

No way would I be without the air suspension. Use it daily. There were early build problems with it, but for the most part, problems have been solved. Anyway that's what a warranty is for.
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Re: Overland without the air suspension

good to get the maxcare if keeping it the long term the quadra lift can be big bucks to fix. There was a guy on here not long ago that had to have the air suspension compressor replaced. they wanted $2350 for that, that's more than the price of an extended service contract in one hit.
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Re: Overland without the air suspension

Air suspension will and can fail and will leave you stranded. It fails and the car drops where it can't be driven. They are still having problems, it was not just an early build issue. For me never again...
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Re: Overland without the air suspension

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Air suspension will and can fail and will leave you stranded. It fails and the car drops where it can't be driven. They are still having problems, it was not just an early build issue. For me never again...
Can't be driven? From my understanding it goes into "Limp" mode, which is essentially entry/exit height. It wouldn't be the most comfortable ride, and if you're over a few rocks you might get left high and dry, but for most situations it should get you to a dealership...
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Re: Overland without the air suspension

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Air suspension will and can fail and will leave you stranded. It fails and the car drops where it can't be driven. They are still having problems, it was not just an early build issue. For me never again...
Aren't you still basing your opinion on your 2011? When the changes were being discussed pre '14 launch it was mention and apparently confirmed by somebody in the plant that there were improvements made.

I don't follow the forum as close as I used to, but QL problems don't seem to be very prevalent any more.

There was a time when people wouldn't buy automatics, air conditioners, etc., because they could and would fail. At some point things have to either improve or be dropped. I could be wrong, but I don't think QL is going anywhere.


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