Keep it Up? 2014 w222 Suspension - MBWorld.org Forums

Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > New S-Class (W222)
Keep it Up?  2014 w222 Suspension > Keep it Up? 2014 w222 Suspension
Notices
New S-Class (W222) 2014-Present

Keep it Up? 2014 w222 Suspension

Reply

 
 
Old 12-06-2017, 12:01 AM
  #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 437
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
09 Escalade Platinum ESV
Question Keep it Up? 2014 w222 Suspension

Just a question...
How long should the vehicle stay with the suspension raised after you turn the car off? The other day I returned to the car to see the front air dam resting on the concrete curb. Once the car started, it raised back up, but the 2014 takes at least 20 seconds to raise back up. If I got in the car, started and pulled away immediately, I risk doing damage....

I know newer model 222's raise faster, but early production units take 20+ seconds. It does it in 4 steps. Raise front, raise rear, then back to the front and rear again.....
Thanks!
Nice Ride is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 10:03 AM
  #2
Super Member
 
1bad540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
s550 Diamond white amg pano
sounds like you have a leak or blown air strut. The car should never sit on the concrete.
1bad540 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 01:04 AM
  #3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 437
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
09 Escalade Platinum ESV
Originally Posted by 1bad540 View Post
sounds like you have a leak or blown air strut. The car should never sit on the concrete.
So, if you park the car in the raised setting. It should stay the height for say several days or just a few hours? If the car is not driven for a few days, it will lower down. Once the car is started, it pumps back up to the raised height.
Nice Ride is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 03:49 AM
  #4
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
BenzV12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,523
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
2016 BMW I8,2017 BMW G30 530i XDrive on the road
You should be able to see a malfunction warning light thru dash as far as I know when something goes wrong with the suspension . Call Arnott ,oppps I sound like a vendor
BenzV12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 09:11 AM
  #5
Super Member
 
1bad540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
s550 Diamond white amg pano
Originally Posted by Nice Ride View Post
So, if you park the car in the raised setting. It should stay the height for say several days or just a few hours? If the car is not driven for a few days, it will lower down. Once the car is started, it pumps back up to the raised height.
I never take mine off sport, both my s classes have never dropped more than an inch or 2. You have something wrong.
1bad540 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 11:00 AM
  #6
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Midwest.
Posts: 3,492
Thanked 161 Times in 141 Posts
'17 SL550, '18 E63s Ed1, '14 ML350
I have seen cars go back to normal after a while from the raised position but not lowered when in normal position. Actually, take that back. When parked at the airport for a couple of weeks our 2015 S-Class did lower in cold weather. That can occur due to temperature variances and is not abnormal
Personally I would never raise the car and then park over a curb though

If concerned, go and have the pressure checked on the airmatic system. Good luck!
Wolfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 12:22 PM
  #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 449
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Looking for a new MB toy
you do realize that if you are driving around in the raised position for extended periods of time that it also affects the alignment of the vehicle and can prematurely wear out your tires. Is there a specific reason why you need the vehicle to be in the raised position all the time? You may have a leaking component if you find the vehicle dropping below the normal ride height level of the vehicle, but I would honestly expect the vehicle to settle to the normal/stock ride height after being turned off for a while (i.e. less than a few hours)
Racin_fool is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 12:01 AM
  #8
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Midwest.
Posts: 3,492
Thanked 161 Times in 141 Posts
'17 SL550, '18 E63s Ed1, '14 ML350
Originally Posted by Racin_fool View Post
you do realize that if you are driving around in the raised position for extended periods of time that it also affects the alignment of the vehicle and can prematurely wear out your tires. Is there a specific reason why you need the vehicle to be in the raised position all the time? You may have a leaking component if you find the vehicle dropping below the normal ride height level of the vehicle, but I would honestly expect the vehicle to settle to the normal/stock ride height after being turned off for a while (i.e. less than a few hours)
Plus the ride quality suffers. It’s not intended for normal driving. Originally designed for rough (un-paved) roads to avoid lower body damage but will automatically lower to standard height at highway speed.
Wolfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 12:32 AM
  #9
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 437
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
09 Escalade Platinum ESV
Red face

Originally Posted by Wolfman View Post


Plus the ride quality suffers. It’s not intended for normal driving. Originally designed for rough (un-paved) roads to avoid lower body damage but will automatically lower to standard height at highway speed.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just picked up the car from dealer. All is normal. No errors in the system. Yes, I normally keep it raised, rough roads in the area. Once you go on the highway (over 50mph I think) it will lower on its own till you drop below 40, then you would have to manually raise it again if you want.
Nice Ride is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 09:11 AM
  #10
Super Member
 
1bad540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
s550 Diamond white amg pano
No way its normal and the bumper is sitting on the concrete.
1bad540 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 01:25 PM
  #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
S600
Originally Posted by Nice Ride View Post
How long should the vehicle stay with the suspension raised after you turn the car off?
At least 6 months
Mitch Alsup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 07:06 PM
  #12
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 437
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
09 Escalade Platinum ESV
Originally Posted by 1bad540 View Post
No way its normal and the bumper is sitting on the concrete.
When I say concrete, I mean the Concrete Parking Stops like in shopping centers, not the floor..... So it is not going below the lowered position, it is not holding the high position for more than a day. If you start the car, it immediately goes back to the raised height since that's the state it was in while last driving. The car takes about 20 seconds to raise back up. I see other posts with 2015's / 2016's that the car raises extremely fast. Again this is a 4matic.
Nice Ride is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 07:45 PM
  #13
Super Member
 
1bad540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
s550 Diamond white amg pano
Oh well the parking stops is differnt. I did have my old one when i 1st got id go in shopping and come out and was sitting on the curb stops, that may be normal.
1bad540 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2017, 08:21 PM
  #14
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Midwest.
Posts: 3,492
Thanked 161 Times in 141 Posts
'17 SL550, '18 E63s Ed1, '14 ML350
Originally Posted by Mitch Alsup View Post
At least 6 months
Airmatic will not hold a car in raised position for 6 months. Even new cars at port drop depending on climate and time
Wolfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:21 AM.


Copyright © 2001-2018 InternetBrands, Inc. / MBWorld.org. All Rights Reserved. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: