On a ride recently, my forks starting to feel harsh and when I stopped to take a look it was obvious from the dirt on my stanchions that I wasn't getting full travel from the fork.
Pushing on the forks and landing off jumps I could feel a very abrupt end to the travel. The only thing that can cause this is damping fluid migrating from the motion control cartridge/rebound assembly down into the fork lowers. Once down there, its going no-where and the fact that its uncompressable means that you can't get full travel from the fork.
This problem requires a complete tear down of the fork to get at the leaking o-ring seal.
Follow the SRAM manual on disassembly.
There are two o-rings responsible for sealing the damping fluid in the leg. The large one is 24 x 2.5mm and the small is 12 x 3.5mm. It is unlikely that the large o-ring would leak as it does not move. The inner o-ring is likely the culprit as the rebound shaft moves through it so it will wear over time.
This fix will also apply to other Rockshox forks that use the motion control or blackbox damping system including Reba and Revelation forks.