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Old 02-22-2008, 12:40 PM
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Suspension warning light. What's it mean?

Another person started a related thread in the Technical forum, but it's not getting many views so I would like to pose a question to those who drive the cars.... specifically related to my experience with a 2000 360 Modena.

Anybody else seeing the suspension warning indicator? It is the symbol of a car with little triangle/arrows pointing up at the wheels.
Do the 360's have a low tire pressure warning system? If so, could this be what it's trying to tell me?

I have non-OEM wheels (19's and 20's) and am unsure if it's related to these or if I have a legitimate suspension problem.
The owners manual is not terribly specific or helpful with their explanation.

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Old 02-22-2008, 01:22 PM
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hi have been running my year 2000 modena for a year now with the same problem the suspension light stays on nearly all the time but occasionally goes out this in my case is a suspension ecu /sensor may be possibly just wiring connection on offside rear unfortunately without sd2 its a case off remove replace expensive on the f car .
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:13 PM
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That was me who posted in the technical forum and I'm still trying to figure it out. Mine comes on usually after 5-10 minutes of driving and it doesn't seem to matter what I am doing - fast, slow, accelerating, braking, cornering and then stays on until shut down. Start it up again and the same happens. I can't feel any problems with the shocks. It is annoying me enough to take it to a dealer with a computer. I'll let you know what I learn after.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:46 PM
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That was me who posted in the technical forum and I'm still trying to figure it out. Mine comes on usually after 5-10 minutes of driving and it doesn't seem to matter what I am doing - fast, slow, accelerating, braking, cornering and then stays on until shut down. Start it up again and the same happens. I can't feel any problems with the shocks. It is annoying me enough to take it to a dealer with a computer. I'll let you know what I learn after.
Hi Ed
I am having the same problem with the suspension warning light on a 2000 360 not many replys to this thread and no answers. I have 19,500 miles and had the car as new in 2000. It started about 1000 miles ago. If anyone finds out or knows what causes this indication please e-mail me at pjbarone@bellsouth.net in vero beach Florida.

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:07 PM
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FYI, I had it happen on a 2002 550 Maranello and took it in to dealer. They had to replaced the shock.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:11 PM
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I find it odd that owners will drive their cars staring at computer warning lights either hoping they'll go away or thinking it's a false alarm. I guarantee posting inquiries about this will not solve your problem. Another owners experience and or diagnoses may be completely unrelated to yours. Go to the dealer and have it properly diagnosed.

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Old 04-10-2008, 02:32 PM
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I'm just hoping my car doesn't do this right when I get it

like someone said, get it checked out, or wait for the other guy to say what it is, but I would suggest to take a 100k+ car to get checked out and pay the $75 bucks.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:52 PM
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I had the same problem with my F355B a few years back. It was a broken "thingy", the red circular thing that sits on top of the shock absorber which adjusts the damping. Sorry, the "thingys" name has escaped me!
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:15 PM
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I had the same problem with my F355B a few years back. It was a broken "thingy", the red circular thing that sits on top of the shock absorber which adjusts the damping. Sorry, the "thingys" name has escaped me!
I believe your referring to the actuators.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:14 PM
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I have a '99 with 22k, Mine started doing that and we (hopefully) traced it down to 3 sensors relating to acceleration/deceleration. Along with a bunch of other work, they are currently being replaced and I should know in a couple of weeks... after I get my car back and get to drive it a bit.
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I believe your referring to the actuators.
That's the thingy!
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Recently had the same problem on my 2000 360 modena.

Called the dealer. He said it was probably an actuator on one of the corners of the suspension, and that it had more to do with being in sport mode than in regular driving mode, that I couldn't do any damage to the car but to get in with it as soon as I could.

Turned out to be a body accelerator sensor, which they replaced under warranty (I had just bought the car and it had a 90 day warranty.)

But, the warning lights are there for a reason. I would guess it goes on for a failed shock, suspension actuator or this body accelerator sensor.

Oh, if you have to buy those parts the actuators are (I'm told) about a grand each.

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Old 04-11-2008, 06:12 AM
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.....Oh, if you have to buy those parts the actuators are (I'm told) about a grand each. DM
I have found them for 140/$280 here in the UK if you need one. Apparently they are a piece of p!ss to fit!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:36 AM
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my 2000 360 does the same thing. When it happens my suspension goes rock hard.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:10 AM
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I lowered my 430 spider and the suspension light did come on till the computer re-learned the new height. Yes some cars come with tire pressure monitoring system but you could have a suspension issue. Aftermarket wheels larger than stock wheels is probally the issue. I would take the car to RTGT just to have them check into it for you to be on the safe side


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Old 04-11-2008, 09:38 AM
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my 2000 360 does the same thing. When it happens my suspension goes rock hard.
Mine also, from my understanding that is typical. It was so rough that at I times I would pull over and shut off to reset the suspension.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:13 PM
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I just got the "Suspension Warning" message driving home from dinner. Did a search (which is how I found this thread) but I don't see any responses to a 430. Any 430 owners ever get this message? Not sure if these two things are related but, earlier in the day I had a strange thing happen. I started the car and as I was leaving the parking space it sounded like I was dragging something. The car was very sluggish and felt like was going to stall. I pull over and it did stall. I restarted and everything was fine. That doesn't sound like a suspension problem though. Humm, strange.

Oh well, timing is good because the car is due for a service.
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just ignore it. Worked for me.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:37 PM
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Well, in my case with the 360, it turned out to be 2 bum sensors to the tune of about $750, IRRC.
I wouldn't ignore it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:29 PM
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suspension warning lights

Hi, I had my suspension warning light sensor come on after having a stereo installed in my F360. could it be a wiring issue or something the car stereo have caused?
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