Rear Suspension Low Due to Failed Air Compressor on Oldsmobile Bravada

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 132,405 (13,000–234,000)
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004
63 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 20 of 35 problem details
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 125,000 mi,
My suspension is sitting low in the back and my car is really bouncy.
I have the same problem, should I worry about getting it fixed right away?
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!!!!
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)
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 75,000 mi,
removed airbags and replaced with springs
I bought my 2002 Bravada from an auction here in Indy sometime in September 2014, and it was fine when I test drove it. It started right up and I didn't even notice it was a rear air ride suspension because it didn't have to take any time to air up or give me any problems on the test drive. I guess I would have to say my problems didn't start until around November 2014 (just about 2 months after I got it) when I had to load it up with all my daughter's things to move her back home from a neighboring state. We had a lot of clothes and things to move back but I don't believe it should have been enough to do any type of damage to my vehicle. But anyways, we had to stop not even a mile down the road from where I picked her up because I noticed we were starting to bounce around.
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada 94,000 mi,
rear suspence air ride compressor failed. The rear of the vehicle droped down.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 65,000 mi,
deflates when sitting and engine turned off. Inflates within about 20 seconds of starting engine.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 13,000 mi,
Rear suspension went out, and now sags to the ground making for a terrible drive.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 185,000 mi,
All of a sudden my rear end started sagging not sure how to get fixed need a quote
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.
Rear compressor has failed truck sits a few inches lower will be replacing it with a conversion kit
Air compressor went bad, rear of vehicle sits low
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 100,000 mi,
Air compresor and bags failed
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 120,000 mi,
air compressor runs erratically and back end of car sags. bouncy ride
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 144,000 mi,
Rear is low when the car set up over night .
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 197,000 mi,
I bought my truck in Illinois and drove it here to Arizona. I've only had it for a year and a half and now every thing on this list is happening. I just went to get a quote to fix the shocks and found out it has air bags. Who the heck put ballons under a dang on car. I'm pissed because where I live I must have a car. I will not replace or have a kit put on it for it to go out again. It cost about the same to have it switched to just the springs. This only 1 of many problems I have had with this vehicle. I WILL NEVER IN MY LIFE PURCHASE ANOTHER BRAVADA.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 173,000 mi,
All the air leaks out when sitting and suspension bouncy
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 140,000 mi,
at times it sits low. I haven't figured out when it raises and when it lowers.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 166,000 mi,
compressor went out quote to fix 800.00