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Service Active Dampening System msg, but wiring is fine

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Got this message when I cane out of the store today. Got home and looked at the the usual suspect wiring & nothing is broken or rubbed through.

No codes, just the error message. Disconnected the battery for a while & still there. Fiddles with all the wiring, unplugged things and no change.

What else could it be, bad shock(s)? The car rode perfectly fine before this randomly popped up when I started the car after getting out of the store. Now the usual ride from hell with this message on there...
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Strange..... I have a rear shock in bad shape and no codes or msg.....
Something similar happen to my truck, after a wash with hi preassure water, but the message dissapear next day.......
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The charger was the only thing done to the car in six months. Easy logic. They also agreed that several others identified and had the same problem this past winter. The issue is resolved by resetting or reflashing the software.

I also have used trickle chargers on the car for years. But not any longer. I’ll just use a big charger once a month.
I charge my battery time to time, but always disconect it, do you charge it connected to the car?? :oops::oops:
Took the car into dealer today and the cause of the service active dampening system message is...a bad shock. Shock goes out less than 33k miles? Unreal. No, the car does not have a warranty anymore so this is out of pocket for me.
Sad I have to buy a rear one, dont have codes but the shock leaking oil........
Very expensive.....
I buy from tasca parts 700usd + shipping + import taxes........ :oops:
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