Self Study Program 357 – The Nivomat

VAG SSP 357 . The loading of a vehicle influences the ride comfort and driving stability to a great extent. With this in mind, ride-height control systems have been and continue to be developed. They have the task of actively reacting to the loading of the vehicle suspension.

Until now, these systems were optional extras in the higher vehicle classes or in luxury cars due to their complexity.  The NIVOMAT from ZF Sachs is a tested, compact system that can be easily integrated in existing vehicle concepts.


  • Introduction
  • Vehicle Suspension Basics
    • Loading and vehicle behaviour
    • Explanation of terms
    • Vehicle suspension systems
    • Shock absorbers
  • Basics of Ride-height Control
    • What is ride-height control
  • Nivomat in the Passat
    • Design
    • Function
  • Service
    • Workshop information
  • Glossary
    • Explanation of the terms
  • Test Yourself

The self-study programme shows the design and function of new developments.
The contents will not be updated.
For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 37

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