Case Studies

Range and Land Rover Air Suspension Systems

The Range Rover, also known as Land Rover Range Rover, is a 4×4 motor car produced by the Land Rover Company. This Company is a sub-brand of the Jaguar Land Rover car which was started in 1970 by British Leyland Motors.

This vehicle is in its fifth generation now and there are other models under the name, Range Rover. These models include Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Range Rover Velar. Having changed ownership a few times, the Land Rover Range Rover firm now belongs to the Indian auto manufacturing giant Tata Motors.

The fifth generation Range Rover was launched on the 26th of October 2021 by the Royal Opera House in London. It was launched by the Motor Company’s Chief Creative Officer and car designer, Gerry McGovern. The vehicle has two PHEVs, three diesel, and two petrol JLR 3.0 L Ingenium I6 engine options. It will be the first from JLR to use an engine developed under the combustion, and electrified powertrain partnership agreed upon between JLR and BMW in 2019, as a 4.4L BMW/JLR V8 engine is also an option. The car was unveiled with a range of mild hybrid diesel and petrol engines, with plug-in hybrids due in early 2022 and an all-electric model in 2024.

The Range Rover, with an air suspension system installed into it, has numerous advantages, features & benefits, and they include an adjustable leveling control, elimination of sagging,  safer carriage of loads, better brake application, improved steering and handling on the road, stabilization of body roll,  excellent ride on the road, reduced wear and tear of tires, and a lower cost of maintenance.

Range Rover Problems
The Range Rover, though a choice and luxury car, has its share of suspension problems. Every owner of this vehicle knows that it commands attention, interest, and a loyal following. If you own a Range Rover that gives you problems and you seek solutions to them, this article is for you.

The most common problem of the Range Rover cars is the air suspension system. The Range Rover suspension system, though designed to give a smooth ride on the road, has a fault: it fails. This failure gives a jarring and uncomfortable ride. At times, the suspension system can completely fail, stranding you in the middle of nowhere, especially when traveling. Other Range Rover suspension faults are:

  • Rover Air Bag

    Airbag Fault
    Airbags are pivotal to the Range Rover suspension system. Over time, they can develop leaks.
    These leaks are caused by the rubber, which is losing its strength due to the car’s age or serviceability.

  • Level Sensor

    Height Problems – Level Sensors
    This is also a problem confronting owners of the Range Rover. The height sensors are designed and installed into the vehicle to measure the vehicle’s distance from the ground. The sensors sit on four corners in proximity to the airbags. The sensors are damaged by the vehicle’s exposure to rough terrains or harsh weather. Loose and damaged sensors can cause a suspension system to sag.

  • Electronic Problems
    These problems stem from your control panels or frayed wires.
    We suggest you consult a professional who can solve this problem.
  • Jacking
    A saggy air suspension system in a Range Rover is difficult to jack. The car becomes lowered.
    It moves at a snail’s pace because there’s nothing to withstand the weight of the car.
  • Air Compressor
    Air compressors fail after many years of use.
    This causes air shortage in and through the system. It will cause an error message to appear.

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Resetting and servicing the Range Rover air suspension is quite easy if all the steps provided are carefully adhered to. Also, there is no air suspension problem without a solution, so ensure to diagnose and get it fixed as soon as possible.

An Ounce Of Prevention
If you’re an Atlantic Motorcar customer, we’re going to be keeping an eye on this for you, and will advise of you of the proper test and repair plans.
If you’re not, make sure it gets done, kind of like that old bromide about voting, “early and often”. 😉

Our Goal For You and Your Car
Our goal is to save you money, not spend it. This is why each and every car that we service gets a free Courtesy Maintenance Inspection during its first visit.

Our goal is to let you know about the small problems before they become big ones. Right now we have a number of customer cars with well over 200,000 miles, and several approaching 300,000! And these cars are not just limping along – most look and drive pretty much the way they came out of the showroom.

Proper maintenance is an investment in the life of your vehicle.
Knowing, not just doing, but actually knowing and understanding the difference, makes all the difference.
Be sure your car is properly loved, our professionals will attend to both you and your car’s needs.

Atlantic Motorcar…Extraordinary Service for Extraordinary Cars, just a phone call away, (207) 882-9969.


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