Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: Description

The air suspension system provides full time load leveling capability along with the benefit of being able to adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.

Description
Air Suspension Switch

  1. Up Button
  2. Down Button
  3. Entry/Exit Mode Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
  4. Normal Ride Height Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
  5. Off-Road 1 Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
  6. Off-Road 2 Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)

NOTE: The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h).

  • Normal Ride Height (NRH) - This is the standard position of the suspension and is meant for normal driving.
  • Off-Road 1 (OR1) (Raises the vehicle approximately 1 in [26 mm] ) - This position should be the primary position for all off-road driving until Off Road 2 (OR2) is needed. A smoother and more comfortable ride will result. To enter OR1, press the "Up" button once from the NRH position while the vehicle speed is below 35 mph (56 km/h). When in the OR1 position, if the vehicle speed remains between 40 mph (64 km/h) and 50 mph (80 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle will be automatically lowered to NRH. Off-Road 1 may not be available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.
  • Off-Road 2 (OR2) (Raises the vehicle approximately 2 in [51 mm] ) - This position is intended for off-roading use only where maximum ground clearance is required.

    To enter OR2, press the "Up" button twice from the NRH position or once from the OR1 position while vehicle speed is below 20 mph (32 km/h). While in OR2, if the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph (40 km/h) the vehicle height will be automatically lowered to OR1. Off-Road 2 may not be available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

  • If the vehicle is in OFFROAD1 or OFFROAD2 setting, be aware of your surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.
  • Aero Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 6 in [15 mm] ) - This position provides improved aerodynamics by lowering the vehicle. The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h). The vehicle will return to NRH from Aero Mode if the vehicle speed remains between 30 mph (48 km/h) and 35 mph (56 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle speed falls below 30 mph (48 km/h).

NOTE: Automatic Aero Mode may be disabled through vehicle settings in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) when equipped with Uconnect 3.0, or your Uconnect Radio when equipped with UConnect 5.0, 8.4A, or 8.4AN. Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in Understanding Your Instrument Panel or "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

  • Entry/Exit Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 2 in [51 mm] ) - This position lowers the vehicle for easier passenger entry and exit as well as lowering the rear of the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of cargo. To enter Entry/Exit Mode, press the "Down" button once from the NRH while the vehicle speed is below 33 mph (53 km/h). Once the vehicle speed goes below 15 mph (24 km/h) the vehicle height will begin to lower. If the vehicle speed remains between 15 mph (24 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) for greater than 60 seconds, or the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph (40 km/h) the Entry/Exit change will be cancelled. To return to Normal Height Mode, press the "Up" button once while in Entry/Exit or drive the vehicle over 15 mph (24 km/h). Entry/Exit mode may not be available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in Understanding Your Instrument Panel for further information.

NOTE: Entry/Exit mode may be achieved using your key fob for easier entry/loading. Refer to "A Word About Your Keys" in "Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle" for further information.

  • When in ENTRY/EXIT setting, be aware of your surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.

The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN position or the engine running for all user requested changes. When lowering the vehicle all of the doors, must be closed. If a door is opened at any time while the vehicle is lowering the change will not be completed until the open door(s) is closed.

This system uses a lifting and lowering pattern which keeps the headlights from incorrectly shining into oncoming traffic. When raising the vehicle, the rear of the vehicle will move up first and then the front. When lowering the vehicle, the front will move down first and then the rear.

After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure a proper appearance.

To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling to be disabled. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all enabling/ disabling of air suspension features must be done through the radio. Refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

WARNING! The air suspension system uses a high pressure volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your authorized dealer for service.

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