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Cold weather and smart air suspension issue

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Albatross, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Albatross

    Albatross Member

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    About three times now when driving from Ottawa to Tremblant when it has been at its coldest (eg -15C or lower) about 1/2 way into the trip I receive the red warning icon on the dash which indicates smart air suspension isn't working. Unfortunately, means sometime the car is stuck in the law position.

    The first time it looked like there was a buildup of snow in the wheel well which fell out once th car warmed up (heated garage). Other two times I couldn't see any buildup.

    However once the car was warm next time I used it red icon was gone and everything working fine. I have had that issue at all on shorter drives.

    Has anyone else run into this issue in extreme cold ? Any ideas ?
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Never had any issues with mine, in any weather.
     
  3. Albatross

    Albatross Member

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    Thanks Doug. Perhaps a service issue then. Seems strange only happens at highway speed after an hour or so when really cold.

     
  4. Steph_S

    Steph_S CAN #312 VIN P06173

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    I had this problem happen twice. My car was also stuck in odd positions. One of them was the front being on low, and the rear on very high !
    This was last year - it was very cold (-30C) I even had the car in a heated garage for 8 hours, but the heat didn't help. I figure they replaced a lot of parts WRT the suspension.


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