Oldsmobile Bravada Problem Report

Oldsmobile Bravada Rear Suspension Low Due to Failed Air Compressor

(45 reports)

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

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) -
My suspension is sitting low in the back and my car is really bouncy. -
removed airbags and replaced with springs -
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!!!! -
deflates when sitting and engine turned off. Inflates within about 20 seconds of starting engine. -
rear suspence air ride compressor failed. The rear of the vehicle droped down. -
Rear suspension went out, and now sags to the ground making for a terrible drive. -
Yes I have also had this problem. I have replace the rear passanger punp and now am having problems with the rear driver side. -
at times it sits low. I haven't figured out when it raises and when it lowers. -
compressor went out quote to fix 800.00 -
Thomas Buick is charging 800-1500 to fix.. quite angry considering I haven't had this car for a year yet -
air compressor out. Back end sits low, almost on tires. thinking of putting springs in instead. I really love this car and this is the first expensive problems I've had. -
The compressor stopped working and caused my car to sag in the rear. I've put so much money into this car that I can't even fix that problem right now. Have to park it and maybe burn it up -
Sometimes when car is parked, the car sits so low that the rear end is lower than the front. Looks terrible. Cannot afford to fix it. -
It started right when I started to buy it and first time I drove it. I am buying used. -
Had to replace both rear air baffles and the compressor for a cost of $4,000 Not happy. It still isn't operating properly -
needed new compressor -
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. -
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. -
Rear air ride failed. The rear end lowered itself and would not go back up. The flasher on the compressor flashes when there is a malfunction. Had to go out and buy an new one. No used to be found. Expensive to replace. But I love the vehicle. You gotta pay for your ride. -
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