Brakes and Shocks, Airbags Longivity
I currently have about 63K miles on our '02 DS that we have owned for two years.
I have read that the brakes are designed for 100K miles of service. I have had no problems with mine.
Airbags I have not researched, but mine are OEM and have been deemed satisfactory through several inspections. Airbags are very heavy duty, constantly flex (unless in long term storage), and have virtually no direct UV exposure, all of which is good for rubber.
We recently replaced our OEM shocks with Koni due to the rough ride. Vast improvement. I was advised that the longevity of shocks is highly variable, but about 50K miles would be a high life limit.
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element