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Is the Chevy Volt lower in the front than in the back or is mine bad?

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Hello Everyone,

So I took a small roadtrip to mexico. It was in the middle of the night in the highway at over 60mph. There were no signs for a bump. There was a bump and a very big one (big enough to scrape air dam at low speeds). It was too late when I saw it so I didnt even break. The car got some air for I'm not sure how long and landed nicely on all 4 wheels. The car drove as if nothing had happened.

Later I started to nothice the front suspension was softer, and then that it was sinking more than usual. Only noticeable when going over bumps. I took it to the dealer and they said the car is fine and charged me $70. Now I've noticed the front end is lower than the back.

Is that normal?

I know that by the back bumper it is supposed to be higher but at the front side of the back wheel and the back side of the front wheel theres defenitely a difference in height.

Please help I really dont want to take it to the dealer for them to "inspect" and say its ok.

Note: The car car taking air at those speeds was something short of amazing. It was bad. I have never experienced something like that and the car took it like a champ. I'm so angry my dashcam had stopped recording because of an error.
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if you bent the car, which is not likely, you would see it in the seams along the doors, hood etc.

The ride height is mostly from the springs but as the suspension would hit max travel before over compressing the springs, likely that is not an issue. If the shocks/struts got damaged, you would notice that the car bounces more over bumps vs proper damping over bumps.

The most likely damage would be movement of the suspension parts bending the suspension back a little but if that happened, you would notice major handling differences.

When you hit bumps at speed, the tire absorbs the bulk of it, then followed by upward suspension travel to the point where the suspension hits the travel limit rubber stops. In extreme cases, the tire would probably blow first followed by bending of suspension parts and if extreme, bending of the car body. If your steering wheel was not jolted out of your hands and if you did not hear very loud bangs, there is a good chance nothing got damaged.
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