Airmatic is too low

The airmatic comes on and shows a picture of my car. It also says the airmatic is too low.
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The airmatic system is indicating a problem is present which is preventing it from reacting properly to either leveling or road conditions. Problems range anywhere from a failed component such as a compressor of dampener to a failed sensor in the system. The system will have to be inspected to locate the source of the issue. You may want to enlist the assistance of a mechanic who has the equipment that can interrogate the system to determine the issue and correct course of action to repair.

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One of the more common Mercedes-Benz suspension problems is a leaking air strut. When one or more air springs fails, your vehicle will sit lower when still and have an uneven height when driving. If you notice you seem to be tilted at odd angles, it could mean the struts are failing and need to be replaced.
Press and hold both the “air down” and “air up” buttons on the dash for 5 seconds at the same time. Start your vehicle`s engine and enjoy your newly reset AIRmatic suspension.
For example, you may see the warning: Stop Vehicle-Vehicle Too Low. This often indicates that the AIRMATIC system senses bumpy roads ahead and needs a moment to adjust the level.
The only way to increase differential height is to fit bigger tires. If the vehicle`s original tires are 28 inches, 33-inch tires will increase the differential height—and the vehicle height—by 2-1/2 inches. A lift kit will keep your bigger tires from rubbing against fenders or suspension components.
push the height control valve arm up to raise the ride height (add air to the air springs) or down to lower the ride height (remove air from the air springs) until the distance between the suspension mounting surface and the center of the axle equals the designed ride height.
Lowering the suspension too low can lead to a variety of negative impacts on your Mercedes that include but aren`t limited to: Bottoming out- with your vehicle lower to the road, it`s easier for it to hit the road and also have trouble going over speed bumps or going through dips.
When air suspension fails, you`ll know it. The most likely first symptoms are a lower, sagging ride height, or the selectable ride settings that no longer function. Other symptoms include a rougher, noisier ride, and sloppy handling through corners and over bumps.
In short: yes. You can adjust air suspension while driving. Modern air suspension systems have various settings that allow the driver to manipulate them at any given time.
A good rule of thumb is that most cars can be lowered about 1.5 inches without complications. Beyond that, changes in a severely lowered car`s suspension may negatively affect ride quality, tire wear and increase the risk of “bottoming.”
In short: yes. You can adjust air suspension while driving. Modern air suspension systems have various settings that allow the driver to manipulate them at any given time.
No. The vehicle can be lifted on a hoist for a short-term service work such as tire rotation or oil changes. However, if the vehicle will be on the hoist for a prolonged period of time, support the axle with jack stands in order to take the tension off the air springs.

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