Mag Ride Reliability Poll - Chevy SS Forum
View Poll Results: Have you had mag ride shock failure on a SS you own or have owned?
My 2015 SS had MRC shock failure under 40k miles 10 6.90%
My 2016 SS had MRC shock failure under 40k miles 2 1.38%
My 2017 SS had MRC shock failure under 40k miles 0 0%
My 2015 SS had MRC shock failure over 40k miles 10 6.90%
My 2016 SS had MRC shock failure over 40k miles 0 0%
My 2017 SS had MRC shock failure over 40k miles 0 0%
My 2015 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm under 40k miles 22 15.17%
My 2016 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm under 40k miles 30 20.69%
My 2017 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm under 40k miles 49 33.79%
My 2015 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm over 40k miles 5 3.45%
My 2016 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm over 40k miles 4 2.76%
My 2017 SS has not had MRC shock failure and I'm over 40k miles 5 3.45%
My 2014 SS handles like it's on rails with old school shocks and I rarely worry about shock failure 13 8.97%
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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Unread 07-11-2019, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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Mag Ride Reliability Poll

With rear mag ride shocks currently “back ordered”, plenty of evidence over the years of failures and just plain curiosity I am starting this "Mag Ride Reliability Poll".

We are able to vote for more than one option since so many of us have owned more than one SS, and some really cool and or crazy guys own more than one SS currently. You know who you are.

Feel free to also reply with more info on your failure.
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Last 6 of VIN:
Front or rear failure location:
Aftermarket suspension: yes or no, if yes details -- example (King or Eibach springs)
Transmission:

2017 SS NGM - A6, Loaded #251 built - born 10/06/2016
1999 C5 Arctic White 6spd

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2015 SS SIM- A6, Loaded #236 built - born 11/05/2014
--red tail dual tip exhaust, partial carbon fiber wrap, slate grey powder coated wheels - (traded in 3/4/17)

2014 Camaro 2SS summit white (sold)

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I hope that there are enough responses on this to get a good sample...
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FWIW, the wife's '16 with 25K miles has had no failure, but she is not signed up, so she can't vote.....
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2015 SS
Failure ~50K miles
Rear (right rear completely blown, left rear may have a little juice in it)
Stock suspension (20" aftermarket wheels)
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You guys got me nervous. I have the extended warranty but still....I only have 16K on the ODO (don't judge) so mine are still good so far. Fingers crossed...
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I hope that there are enough responses on this to get a good sample...
I made the poll for two weeks so we will probably get a decent sample from active and semi active users on this forum, we shall see.
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1999 C5 Arctic White 6spd

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2015 SS SIM- A6, Loaded #236 built - born 11/05/2014
--red tail dual tip exhaust, partial carbon fiber wrap, slate grey powder coated wheels - (traded in 3/4/17)

2014 Camaro 2SS summit white (sold)
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in a world trend of automotive warranties growing to 10 yrs, 100,000 miles .. IMO, this is shameful .. either technology was not throughfully tested or quality is bottom of the barrel or .. .. if they gave us a 10/100K warranty and I bet cars would be made better ...

not intending to hijack thread .. but the SS fleet .. is gonna see lots of cars parked in the next few years .. EPS, HVAC, Mag ride .. these 3 are not irritations, they are major cost/operational issues .. its almost like its being designed to fit the warranty limits ...

My SS has seen well over 100 non-operational days with 2 of the 3 issues .. luckily I have no mag-ride to worry about …
so glad is not my only car ...

we got 100F weekend coming up and still waiting (17 days) for AC parts ...



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I made the poll for two weeks so we will probably get a decent sample for active and semi active users on this forum, we shall see.
two weeks?
people are slow to jump in ...
its not nearly enough time


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Well you can't keep it open too long or the people that have indicated theirs is OK may experience a failure.

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in a world trend of automotive warranties growing to 10 yrs, 100,000 miles .. IMO, this is shameful .. either technology was not throughfully tested or quality is bottom of the barrel or .. ???

not intending to hijack thread .. but the SS fleet .. is gonna see lots of cars parked in the next few years .. EPS, HVAC, Mag ride .. these 3 are not irritations, they are major cost/operational issues ...

My SS has seen well over 100 non-operational days with 2 of the 3 issues .. luckily I have no mag-ride to worry about …
so glad is not my only car ...

we got 100F weekend coming up and still waiting (17 days) for AC parts ...



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Mag ride shocks should fail at a extremely low percentage prematurely, if that number is higher GM should be eating this cost for us IMO not blaming aftermarket suspension, out of warranty, or even worse not even having the critical system part to replace were we are at today.

I read you on the HVAC, sorry to read about your issues having your car out of commission for that long on multiple occasions. At least there is a fix for EPS, well kind of I guess if they actually do it correctly.

This shock issue is both a safety and performance issue with no fix but to replace it with the same part known which possibly fails prematurely. If it skews my decision to just straight up fix my strut mount issue and debate coilovers on my 17 there is a problem in my mind.
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2017 SS NGM - A6, Loaded #251 built - born 10/06/2016
1999 C5 Arctic White 6spd

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2015 SS SIM- A6, Loaded #236 built - born 11/05/2014
--red tail dual tip exhaust, partial carbon fiber wrap, slate grey powder coated wheels - (traded in 3/4/17)

2014 Camaro 2SS summit white (sold)

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