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Marty, Mercedes Technician
Category: Mercedes
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Experience:  Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.
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I received the malfunction error and was told that both my

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I received the malfunction error and was told that both my rear air bags and one front air strut are leaking. Recommendation was to replace all four. Do i have to?
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: It's a 2008 with 109K miles. I'm almost exclusively highway
JA: What is the model of your '08 Mercedes?
Customer: gl350
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no - dealership
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that's it thanks
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 4 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** suspension struts and air springs can be replaced on an individual basis. There is no need to replace any struts or springs that are not leaking. Having said that, if all but one is leaking and the last one has never been replaced it may be a good idea to replace it now as it will most likely fail sooner than later. If you would rather save the money and replace only what is leaking there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so.

Let me know if you have any questions.