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Air suspension Lower/Raise

Is it wise to turn on the auto park/ride mode in uconnect? I like the idea of it, but when I had a range rover the forum guys over there were hesitant to lower the car every time we parked because we thought it would put too much strain on the air suspension. Now the range rover isn't the most reliable car, probably why we were so paranoid. But the jeep actually has it built into uconnect where with the range rover we would need to press the button every time.

Do you guys use this setting? Has anyone noticed any issues?

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Old 09-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

I have been using it with no issues so far. I'm not worried, got lifetime warranty
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

If I had the auto lower on park, I'd use it for sure...I already "press the button" (when I remember to do so) because it makes it easier for SWMBO to get into the vehicle. I do not believe it puts any kind of "strain" on the QL that would be long-term detrimental. (And if it does, I have a Mopar Lifetime MaxCare Service Contract... )
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

Do you really think they would give you the auto setting if it put a strain on the system? That's like saying don't drive the car because you will wear it out.

Realistically, I wouldn't use that option for another reason. I don't want to sit in the car and wait for it to lower after I stop. I press the down button as I slow down before parking, so by the time I put the Jeep in park it is already lowered.


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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

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I have been using it with no issues so far. I'm not worried, got lifetime warranty
I don't use the Uconnect setting, because I just hit the park button as my speed drops below 15 and is expected to stay there when parking.
There is a TSB for coming out of park/exit resulting in the raising status forever--it fixes it, but so does just going to sport and then normal.

Been using park/exit for about 24k miles with no issues except when there is so much ice/snow packed under the vehicle it refuses to try to drop.
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

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If I had the auto lower on park, I'd use it for sure...I already "press the button" (when I remember to do so) because it makes it easier for SWMBO to get into the vehicle. I do not believe it puts any kind of "strain" on the QL that would be long-term detrimental. (And if it does, I have a Mopar Lifetime MaxCare Service Contract... )
I would expect the constant transition from aero to normal on higher speed commutes with stoplights/signs to cause more wear on the suspension since that happens far more often. No issues with that either.

... but MaxCare keeps me from sweating the small stuff.
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

Piggy backing off what was just posted above, I really wonder why the jeep is designed to raise and drop like it does in drive. I don't like that. I think it would prematurely wear down the system. I also don't see the sense in it. Why not just stay in aero? Or in NRH? Why switch back and forth between the two everytime I slow down/speed up.
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

The thing I would be worried about is having it lower itself into a curb or walkway. I have the older version that is not automatic and have hit the park button and had it rest on one of those parking dividers then scrape as I backed out. At least with the manual mode you can control it.


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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

I'm curious about what "wear" is the concern...all the action is with the compressor and it's a closed loop, shifting pressure between points to raise and lower the vehicle. There's very little to "wear"...
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

Got a warning on my Summit that said "Air Suspension needs service". I turned the auto exit setting off and everything seemed fine, but then I had a lot of issues today with the key fob. Don't know if it is related or not. Read something that it could cause some issues with the BCM.
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Re: Air suspension Lower/Raise

See my post for Quardra Lift Suspension. ALL will fail. Your only hope is to sell before warranty expires or buy an extended warranty. My 2012 GC Overland has been in and out of the shop for suspension issues for 3 months. Compressor and control module replaced and still don't work. According to the dealer it would have cost me $3500 to this point. THE SYSTEM SUCKS!
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Have had mine for a year and 20k miles. No errors whatsoever! I don't know what you guys are doing, but figure it out and keep me posted so I can avoid it!


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