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In this article, a type-2 fuzzy interval controller is proposed to solve the nonlinear control problems of semi-active suspension system. A suspension model with two degrees of freedom and A fuzzy approach for controller synthesis were proposed. The performance of the IT2FLC-based semi-active vehicle suspension system in terms of sprung mass displacement, suspension deflection and tire deflection are compared to the homologous fuzzy type-1 controller (T1FLC), and to the passive suspension system conventional using MATLAB / SIMULINK software for simulation and controller design. The vehicle parameters, called suspension deflection and speed of suspended mass are given as inputs for both controllers. The Csemi control signal is the variable damping coefficient. Inputs and outputs are presented by triangular membership functions. Mamdani inference system is used, along with a Karnik-Mendel algorithm to locate the center of gravity in reduction type for IT2FLC controller. Simulation results show that IT2FLC-based semi-active suspension system outperforms T1FLC and passive suspension system. Thus, they show a major improvement in control signal i.e. IT2FLC controller generates a lower damping coefficient than T1FLC controller. In addition, a remarkable reduction in signal energy by IT2FLC compared to same semi-active suspension system with T1FLC.