Report: Air Compressor for Rear Air Springs May Fail
Oldsmobile Bravada Problem
Average Mileage: 111,087 mi (13,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 125,000 mi
My suspension is sitting low in the back and my car is really bouncy.
Visitor, 2004 Oldsmobile Bravada, 94,000 mi
rear suspence air ride compressor failed. The rear of the vehicle droped down.
The rear end drops on the tires and if you start the car it will rise but then by the end of the day it drops (like a low rider cars)
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 13,000 mi
Rear suspension went out, and now sags to the ground making for a terrible drive.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 111,000 mi
Yes I have also had this problem. I have replace the rear passanger punp and now am having problems with the rear driver side.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 75,000 mi
removed airbags and replaced with springs
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
My air lifts in the back fail while driving. My tires rub. I was stuck on the interstate for 20 minutes and eventually I drove home and parked it. This is definitely not safe at all.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 145,000 mi
I have the same problem. The rear goes down from time to time. When riding down the road I can feel the back getting low. When it does, the ride is very bouncy and very uncomfortable. When I stop and turn off the engine for a few minutes the back rises up again and the ride is smooth sailing. The air compressor for the rear may go out for a few days or I may not have that problem again for a few days or even weeks. Its very frustrating!!!!
Compressor stopped filling and vehicle sat flat. Was very bouncy and rough riding until I got home. Considering the price of a new pump at $500 my husband decided to put air shock kit into the vehicle which we pump up if needed with an auto air compressor. This seems to work unless one of the shocks gets a hole in it or the valve stem leaks. Very inconvenient and will be hard to sell or trade it without this feature. Know of at least 2 other Bravadas--same year 2002 that this has been an issue. One person had her son install a shock and spring kit. Still not the same smooth ride as with the compressor.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 65,000 mi
deflates when sitting and engine turned off. Inflates within about 20 seconds of starting engine.