The air suspension system in a Mercedes is responsible for providing a comfortable ride by cushioning the effects of bumps and potholes. However, the system can fail if there is a leak in the airbags or a problem with the compressor. When this happens, the air suspension system will need to be repaired or replaced. Depending on the severity of the problem, this can be a costly repair. This is why it is important to have the air suspension system inspected regularly to avoid any costly repairs. Let’s look closer at this issue.
Leaks, Broken Sensors and Failing Parts
There are four primary causes of air suspension failure: leaks, sensor problems, electrical issues, and compressors.
Leaks are perhaps the most common cause of air suspension failure. Over time, air compressor seals can degrade, causing air to leak from the system. This can lead to a loss of pressure, which in turn can cause the air springs to collapse.
Sensor problems can also cause air suspension failure. Air suspensions use sensors to monitor air pressure and adjust the system accordingly. If a sensor fails, it can cause air accumulations or air leakage, resulting in a loss of pressure and air spring collapse.
Electrical issues can also lead to air suspension problems in your Mercedes model. If there is an electrical problem with the air compressor or other components, it can prevent the air suspension from functioning properly.
Finally, compressors can also fail, causing the entire system to lose pressure and collapse.
While air suspension failure can be caused by a number of factors, if you suspect that your air suspension has failed, it is important to have it inspected by a qualified Mercedes mechanic as soon as possible.
Watch for These Warning Signs
There are several signs that air suspension failure may be imminent in a Mercedes. First, the ride may become noticeably rougher, as the air shocks can no longer cushion the bumps in the road.
Next, your car may begin to sag in one or more corners, as air leaks out of the suspension system. Your Mercedes car may also make strange noises when driving over bumps, as air escapes from the shocks.
Finally, the check engine light may come on because air pressure sensors detect a drop in air pressure.
If any of these signs are present, it is important to have the air suspension system checked by our qualified mechanics. Failure to do so could result in further damage to the suspension system, and potentially even to the frame of the car.
Expert Air Suspension Repair by JCL Automotive
Our qualified mechanics have the training and experience necessary to diagnose the problem with your Mercedes air suspension and make any necessary repairs. We will check for leaks in the air system first. If we find any, we will need to replace the affected parts. Then we will move on to check the suspension airbags for damage. If they are damaged, we will need to replace them. Last, we check the air compressor for proper operation. If it is not working properly, we may be able to repair it, but if not, we will need to replace it. Because it can be tricky to find the root cause, it’s important to bring your Mercedes to specialists who won’t misdiagnose your car’s problem.
Having your Mercedes serviced isn’t the most exciting activity you can do, but when you drive a European car, it’s important that you take the proper steps to maintain your vehicle to preserve its engine performance and keep its amenities functioning to keep you comfortable. Your safety and pleasure when driving your car is second on our goals to excellence in customer service. At JCL Automotive, we pride ourselves on making maintenance easier for drivers all throughout the Hellertown, PA area.
With a commitment to quality work and exceptional customer service, our technicians are proud to help you keep your car running at the level you depend on daily. Give us a call today or stop by our auto center to speak with one of our friendly staff about your Mercedes needs. We look forward to earning your patronage.