2020 Defender

REAR HEIGHT ADJUST

WARNING

Make sure the relevant warnings and cautions have been read and fully understood before adjusting the electronic air suspension. See ELECTRONIC AIR SUSPENSION SAFETY.

The height of the rear suspension can be adjusted manually via the buttons located on the left side of the loadspace. The rear height adjust feature is useful when loading or unloading the vehicle, or when connecting or disconnecting a trailer, etc.

To manually lower the rear suspension, first unlock the vehicle and open the taildoor. Then:

  1. Press and hold to lower the rear of the vehicle.

  2. Press and hold to raise the rear of the vehicle.

Press and hold both buttons to return the vehicle to the normal height setting.

The rear height adjust feature operates for a short period of time with the vehicle’s ignition switched off. Switch the vehicle’s ignition on if the feature stops operating. See SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION.

The indicator lamps on the front control panel inform the user of the status of the rear suspension, as follows:

  • Both the normal height (4) and off-road height indicator lamps (1) illuminate if the rear suspension is above normal height. See ELECTRONIC AIR SUSPENSION CONTROLS.

  • Both the normal height (4) and access mode indicator lamps (6) illuminate if the rear suspension is below normal height.

The rear height adjust feature can also be operated via the smart key. See OPERATING REAR HEIGHT ADJUST WITH THE SMART KEY.

NOTES

The amount of rear height adjustment is dependent on the current suspension height setting, and whether any doors are open.

NOTES

The front of the vehicle may also lower in order to maintain the correct headlight alignment.

NOTES

There may be a slight delay between pressing a button and the suspension system responding to the request.