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I live in Northern Alberta and am having an issue with my suspension staying in the lowest setting in extreme cold conditions. If I warm it up in the garage it will come back to normal. But once I drive to work and park it for the day it is frozen in the lowest position again when I leave. Anyone else having the same issue?
 

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My friend has a 2015 Longhorn with air-ride and after minus 35 his froze in entry mode. I asked the dealer when I bought my Rebel and he said it was plastic fittings in the system and the issue had been addressed on the Rebel. My Rebel is an early 16 but is fitted like folks who have later 2016 builds. So depending when your Rebel was built you could have the plastic fitting issue, if it is a legit issue.... you never know what some dealers know or don't know.
 

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Good to know. Mine is a 2015 and is going in to the dealer on Tuesday. Will make sure the fittings are checked. Thanks.
 

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Hello there mud , I seen you are from the cold alberta , me also , I would love to pick your brain on your experience so far with the rebel and the cold, if at all possible and if you have a minute give me a ring , thanks in advance, 403-382-0448
 

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had the same issue In Québec. my problem was worst... it doesn't stay in the lower position...there is no suspension at all ( only on the front wheels )
 

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I also own 2013 Longhorn in Alberta.The air ride system has given me LOTS of problems. When air ride screws up truck drops down onto bump stop rubbers and then you have zero suspension. Air ride does not like snow. Have replaced compressor, not a cheap fix. Compressor was on back order. Truck spent 41 days in shop. FIAT help desk was a huge waste of time. My truck went back in shop, has a leak in system after compressor was replaced. Another 30 days in shop. Nothing fixed. This option is agreat money maker for Ram.
 

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I wonder if in extreme conditions, you set the ride height to your prefered setting and then disabled the air system by pulling the fuse, would it stop the system from trying to auto level all night in the cold, thus compromising the sealed system?

We've just hit a cold snap in Winnipeg (-34c) and I've had no trouble with my suspension, but a friend with a 2015 Longhorn messaged me yesterday that his failed overnite. He forgot to try the fuse trick before the temps dropped and has had trouble with his suspension every winter.
 

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Hey guys,

Has ANYONE had a resolution to this issue?

I bought this truck brand new from dealer this summer and it is now -40 where I live and my truck suspension is screwed.

Sometimes it is right down on the bump stops with zero suspension, sometimes a mix, and many times it won't raise at all.

I'm about to drop it off to the dealer on tuesday but if there is no fix there must be some legal recourse to this?
 

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why do some people go right to legal statements, its a mechanical machine and -40 is not normal weather. stuff may freeze, make noise, be stiff, etc... Cant stand people when they complain about their cars (trucks) when unusually cold weather hits. Just settle down and enjoy your rebel.
 

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why do some people go right to legal statements, its a mechanical machine and -40 is not normal weather. stuff may freeze, make noise, be stiff, etc... Cant stand people when they complain about their cars (trucks) when unusually cold weather hits. Just settle down and enjoy your rebel.

Ohhh YAHHH???


Dude you live down south to me. I live in Arctic circle where I bought my truck brand new. The dealerships knew full well my truck would be screwed 5 months of the year.

This isn't "unusual weather" for me... you're a summer child don't assume you live in the coldest place in the galaxy because mid-western US winters are a joke.
 

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Never said I live in the coldest place, just stating the facts, that some people are just way to left and always have to blame someone else and think about taking legal action. You should know living that far up north, shi$ does not always work right in the cold.


Average Temperatures. Summer: daytime highs are normally 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) but can reach the mid to upper 30s (90s). Winter: in the coldest months of the year, January and February, daytime temperatures range from -5 to -15°C (23 to 5°F).

This is from Alberta travel and weather, looks like -40 is normal. Hahaha
 

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I have a 2013 Longhorn. Suspension dropped right down to the the bumpstops. Truck rubs on the front tires now so I am unable to even drive to the dealership. Currently Temp is -37 celsius -49 with windchill (Before people start saying of course it froze up, this happens as warm as -25 which is not an unusual winter temp here) . My question is what do you guys do to be able to drive in the winter. Even if in a heated garage overnight as soon as I start driving it goes to ****. Just spent over 2 grand on the air system last winter. is this going to be an ongoing issue every winter. Another case of a truck marketed to handle Canadas conditions but not capable at all?
 

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So a new symptom of extreme cold (-30c) is the suspension loses height over night, but when started remotely, rises back quickly to the previous set ride height.

Question is, is this a sign of future system failure, or as the dealership shop foreman stated, the fix started on all 2016 models with air ride? Has anyone with a 2016 or newer had the same symptoms?

Thankfully I have one more winter season under warranty and have also decided with the wife that if the system ever does completely fail, we're not dropping a penny into the air ride, we're swapping it for a coil-over conversion/lift kit combo.
 

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I also own 2013 Longhorn in Alberta.The air ride system has given me LOTS of problems. When air ride screws up truck drops down onto bump stop rubbers and then you have zero suspension. Air ride does not like snow. Have replaced compressor, not a cheap fix. Compressor was on back order. Truck spent 41 days in shop. FIAT help desk was a huge waste of time. My truck went back in shop, has a leak in system after compressor was replaced. Another 30 days in shop. Nothing fixed. This option is agreat money maker for Ram.
Has anyone figured out how to bypass this system for the winter months??
 

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More frozen air ride

I have a early 2016 Rebel- at 0 in Michigan and it's been acting up. I'm almost glad it happened I was getting ready to buy out the lease in 2 weeks since I'm undermileage -- but now I don't think i should. Bummer - I Love this truck -- everything else about it is perfect for me. I suppose it looks like I might have an early 16 with plastic problems, but from the sounds of it they really haven't fixed this yet. I can't afford a $2000 air ride bill coming out of nowhere!

So far I've had a variety of symptoms=-- basically random events the same as everyone else.
 

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I have a early 2016 Rebel- at 0 in Michigan and it's been acting up. I'm almost glad it happened I was getting ready to buy out the lease in 2 weeks since I'm undermileage -- but now I don't think i should. Bummer - I Love this truck -- everything else about it is perfect for me. I suppose it looks like I might have an early 16 with plastic problems, but from the sounds of it they really haven't fixed this yet. I can't afford a $2000 air ride bill coming out of nowhere!

So far I've had a variety of symptoms=-- basically random events the same as everyone else.

Just got my truck and its been doing this type of thing. Usually its good to go after I let it run. Today before work was the first time it told me to get the suspension serviced/fixed. Went the whole way to work saying it was raising. Not sure what to do. I'm in northern Illinois and its been -18 to 10 above zero lately.
 

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I'll add my .02 to this. I owned a 98 and a 2008 Range Rover in my family. They both had this same issue with the cold winters in Northern Illinois and the UP. I feel like it just comes with the nature of the beast in cold weather. It is not something that can really truly be fixed unless it really does consistently add pressure to the bags. I used to warm up my Rovers for 5-10 minutes before they would start to rise and then be drivable. Otherwise, I'd have to drive on the bumpstops until I made it to my destination and then it would maybe be risen.
 

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Kept my truck at work the past couple of nights since it was lowered all the way down even though the dash and air suspension lights said it was in off road. Saw that the green 40 amp fuse was blown so I picked up a couple of new ones to see if I could at least get it back to normal ride height. When I got into work tonight I put a new fuse in and it raised right up to off road height and stayed there. I lowered it to normal and shut the truck off. In other posts and forums I saw that people had pulled the 40 amp green fuse so the truck would stay locked in so I did that as well. Waiting until after work in the morning to see if it holds. Temps are in the low 30s now so I'm sure that helps but it still doesn't solve the problem for when the temp drops again. For now I just need the truck to stay in normal drive mode and be reliable. I'll check the truck in a few hours and see if there is any change though.
 
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