Range Rover rear suspension level sensor (P525): what it means and how to fix

Joining the Range Rover P525 error club? Sadly, I’ve seen my fair share of warning codes, including the infamous P525 code.

Hopefully this comprehensive guide to diagnosing and fixing P525 errors will help put things right, and back on the level (pun intended).

Scroll down for signs and symptoms so you can diagnose it properly, as well as possible OBD codes, common causes, and how you can fix it.

What models are affected?

Signs and symptoms

First things first, let’s talk about the symptoms associated with this dreaded code.

P525 is primarily related to the vehicle’s rear left suspension leveling sensor, which can cause issues while driving or controlling the car’s suspension system.

Some of the most common symptoms of P525 on Range Rover include:

  • Suspension system failure
  • Inability to control suspension levels
  • Unstable vehicle body
  • Rough ride on bumpy roads
  • The uneven ride height on the left rear side

List of possible OBD codes

There are quite a few OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) codes that could be related to P525 on Range Rover.

Here are some of the possible codes; you may need to run a diagnostic test to determine which code specifically corresponds to the issue:

  • P525 – There is no specific information available for this code
  • C1A69 – Suspension Rear Right Sensor supply-Circuit Failure
  • U0421 – Invalid Data Received from Ride Level Control Module A
  • U0126 – Lost Communication with Steering Angle Sensor Module
  • U3000 – Control Module Battery Voltage Low

Common causes

There are several causes of the P525 warning code; however, some are more common than others.

The following is a list of some of the most common causes:

  • Damaged suspension leveling sensor: The suspension leveling sensor may become damaged due to wear and tear or an accident.
  • Faulty suspension wiring: The wiring that connects the suspension leveling sensor to the control module may experience damage or a loose connection.
  • Failed suspension control module: The suspension control module is responsible for controlling the vehicle’s suspension system. If it fails, it can lead to issues with the leveling sensor and trigger a warning code.
  • Malfunctioning suspension compressor: The suspension compressor is responsible for pressurizing the air suspension. If it is not working appropriately, it can cause the suspension to fail and trigger the P525 warning code.

Can it be fixed without a mechanic?

Yes, you can fix the P525 code yourself, but the complexity of the repair would depend on the cause of the problem.

If it’s due to a loose wire connection, for instance, you could fix it with relative ease.

However, if it’s more complicated, like a failed suspension control module, you might want to leave it to a professional mechanic.

Parts you’ll need to fix

Before you start attempting to fix the P525 error code, you should make sure that you have the necessary parts.

Depending on the underlying cause of the warning code, these are the parts you may need:

  • Jack stand
  • Hydraulic floor jack
  • Multimeter
  • Socket wrench set
  • Torque wrench
  • Soldering tools (if needed)
  • Air compressor

Tools you’ll need to fix it

Aside from the necessary parts, these tools could be used for fixing the P525 code:

  • Jack stand
  • Hydraulic floor jack
  • Multimeter
  • Socket wrench set
  • Torque wrench
  • Soldering tools (if needed)
  • Air compressor

How to fix it

Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to fix P525 on Range Rover:

  1. Put your vehicle in park mode and engage the parking brake.
  2. Place a jack stand on the vehicle’s frame and lift it using a hydraulic floor jack.
  3. Turn off the car’s engine before disconnecting the battery ground connection.
  4. Remove the air suspension compressor assembly.
  5. Check the condition of the suspension wiring to make sure that there’s no decayed or disconnected wiring.
  6. Inspect the suspension leveling sensor for any damage or signs of wear near the suspension arm and replace it if needed.
  7. Fix any short or open circuits using a multimeter.
  8. Reconnect the suspension wiring and actuate the vehicle’s suspension several times before setting it back in its original position.
  9. Reconnect the battery’s ground connection, start the engine, and test the suspension.

Potential alternative causes

Although the causes mentioned above are more common, other issues can result in the P525 code.

Some of these potential causes include an issue with the suspension airbags or a damaged suspension strut.


What does the P525 warning code mean on Range Rover?

P525 is related to the rear left suspension leveling sensor, which can cause issues while driving or controlling the car’s suspension system.

Can I fix P525 myself on Range Rover?

Yes, you can fix P525 yourself, but it depends on the underlying cause of the warning code.

What should I do if the P525 warning code persists?

If the P525 warning code persists, you should take your Range Rover to a professional mechanic.

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