Range Rover height sensor doesn’t clip: how to fix or replace

If a Range Rover’s height sensor doesn’t clip, it may affect the vehicle’s air suspension system. Reattaching or replacing the sensor may be necessary.

This task requires a certain level of mechanical skill and may be best handled by a professional.

In this article, I will guide you through all the signs and symptoms, possible causes, solutions, and more.

What models are affected?

Signs and symptoms

When the height sensor doesn’t clip, the Range Rover’s suspension system is severely impacted, making it difficult or impossible for you to adjust your vehicle’s ride height.

The vehicle might feel too low or too high, and it won’t be easy to put it back to its normal height level.

You may also observe an error message on your dashboard that reads “Suspension Fault – Normal Height Only.

List of possible OBD codes

If the height sensor doesn’t clip, you might receive one or more of the following OBD codes:

  • C1A20-64- This code does not have a standardized short name. OBD codes starting with “C” typically indicate chassis-related issues.
  • C1131-06- Brake fluid level low. This code indicates that the brake fluid level in the vehicle is below the minimum required level.
  • C1A36-64- This code does not have a standardized short name. OBD codes starting with “C” typically indicate chassis-related issues.
  • U0122-87- Lost communication with vehicle dynamics control module.

Common causes

Various issues may be the cause of your Range Rover’s height sensor problem:

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  • Dirt and debris: Dirt and debris can accumulate and block the sensor from functioning properly.
  • Loose Connections: Loose connections can cause the height sensor to malfunction, resulting in a suspension fault message on your dashboard.
  • Corroded Wires: Corroding wires connecting the height sensor will lead to electrical issues in the vehicle.
  • Failed sensor: If the height sensor itself is defective, it will need replacement.

Can it be fixed without a mechanic?

Yes, the height sensor not clipping can be fixed without a mechanic. The only thing you need to do is follow the step-by-step guide outlined in the next section.

However, in severe cases, it is advisable to hire a mechanic for your own safety.

Parts you’ll need to fix it

You will require the following parts to fix the height sensor issue:

  • Replacement height sensor
  • Cleaning solvents such as brake cleaner spray

Tools you’ll need to fix it

These are the tools you’ll need to fix your Range Rover’s height sensor:

  • Socket set and ratchet
  • Wire cutters
  • Dremel rotary tool
  • Multimeter
  • Soldering iron
  • Shrink tubing
  • Heat gun or hairdryer

How to fix it

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix the height sensor yourself:

  1. Remove the battery and all battery blocks.
  2. Remove the height sensor from the control arm.
  3. Inspect your old height sensor and clean it with brake cleaner spray.
  4. Check the wires and connectors to make sure they’re not corroded.
  5. Remove corroded wires and replace them with new wires.
  6. Solder the wires to the connector plug and cover with shrink tubing.
  7. Reattach the new height sensor and bolt it to the vehicle properly.
  8. Reattach the battery and check for error messages in the dashboard.

Potential alternative causes

In some cases, the height sensor doesn’t clip because of damaged suspension, worn-out tires, or a broken compressor. Be sure to check these in case the problem persists.


What is the height sensor responsible for in a Range Rover?

The height sensor in a Range Rover is responsible for monitoring the position of your vehicle’s suspension, enabling the vehicle to adjust its ride height to suit driving conditions.

How long does it take to replace the height sensor in a Range Rover?

It varies, but on average, it takes about an hour or two to replace a Range Rover’s height sensor.

Is it safe to drive a Range Rover with the height sensor issue?

It’s not safe to drive your vehicle with the height sensor issue. Driving your Range Rover with a faulty height sensor could lead to complications with your suspension system and cause accidents.


Overall, the height sensor issue in a Range Rover can be frustrating. However, with a little guidance and some tools, it’s a relatively easy problem to solve. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Remember, if you’re not familiar with cars, it might be best if you seek the assistance of a trained mechanic. Say goodbye to the “Suspension Fault – Normal Height Only” error message once and for all!

Last updated and verified on 4th September 2023

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Gareth Boyd
Gareth Boyd

An avid Land Rover fan, and lover of all models, specifically Range Rover Sports. Having owned over 5 Ranger Rover models, he has encountered every error code and problem you could imagine!

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