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Re: Just got a dash warning "SERVICE RIDE CONTROL."
On second thought I understand you meant the indicator said actually "service ride". This can apply to shocks, the air pump that levels the car, possible low tire and such. Again, a mechanic can read the exact problem with a diagnostic computer. Just keep on driving until you get tired of seeing the warning. Oh yes, the mechanic can reset the car computer and make the annoying warning go away.
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It shouldn't as ride control only effects the the comfort of the ride and not its safety... but believe me any warning light will trigger a possible failure. Most inspectors really only have rudimentary knowledge of how certain models work and will fail you upon inspection. Probably a bad shock...get it fixed
The magnetic ride control system senses speed and oscillation of suspension and adjusts shock dampening for a comfortable ride. If a shock is bad or the suspension sensors are damaged in anyway the system deactivates and does to a default setting, and the warning comes on. Did you hit any real bad potholes? or probably just wear and tear.. You need to have your suspension system checked.. shocks, control arms, alignment, etc.
Each warning light you mention is telling the driver the computer has found a problem with that system and the system is disabled until the problem is fixed. You would need to have the body computer scanned to look for trouble codes next.
You can go to a parts store like Advance Auto Parts and borrow a code reader. You can plug it into your port (typically under the drivers side dash) and it will give you the code for the light which you can also reset the warning.
When this occurs you have an problem with your ride control.You need to replace your front struts on your car.Also it can be that your vehicle may have an problem with your air shocks located in the rear of the vehicle.Sometimes,these vehicles are prone to have an slow leak out of the rear air shocks that as an result cause the service ride control warning to accumulate.
Seems like a common problem with these trucks. I thought I was the only one. I just posted this comment for someone who has a 2003.....I'm not an expert and not sure how widespread the warning message can be, but in my personal case:
I have a 2001 Yukon Denali.....I have the same problem and have for many months. I took it in a few times and the GMC Dealership finally told me that It's the ride air bags. In my case they are leaking. Its not the same safety airbags in the front dash to prevent injury...but these models have air bags under the truck that automatically adjust to level when weight shift...you might hear the occasional sound coming from the back while driving or when more people are in your Denali. To me it sounds like a power tool. The Service tech told me it's not harful nor will it damage anything, but it costs about $2000 to fix, because they have to replace the whole thing. He said you may notice the sound coming on from the airbags more often because of this..because the system is working harder to adjust the weight due to the leak/loss in air. So occasionally for about a year...the light comes on....but it has done nothing else.