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#4 of 36 Re: Acadia check engine light [rush1169]
Feb 15, 2007 (10:37 pm)
Well I wish it had been that easy. It turns out that there is a major malfunction in the third cylinder and it's so bad that GM is sending out a brand new engine!! God only knows how long it will take before I'm actually driving my own vehicle again, assuming I ever do. They say this is the only Acadia in the country that has had this problem....we'll see. I'm beyond disappointed and the dealership took over two weeks to diagnose the problem....
#5 of 36 Re: Acadia check engine light [zeepro]
Feb 16, 2007 (9:13 am)
GM is sending out a brand new engine!!
Wow, that's awful. I had a '95 Sonoma that had the engine replaced at 4,000 miles. I guess if it took them two weeks to diagnose and likely takes them another couple weeks or more to repair, you have yourself a lemon depending on the state you live in. I think here in WA, if your new car is in the shop for more than 30 days or goes in for the same issue more than 3 times, it's a lemon. Don't quote me on that. I remember we could have pursued the lemon law with our truck.
#6 of 36 New engine in
Mar 09, 2007 (8:26 am)
So the new engine is in and then we had the safety recall and while they were fixing that problem , I mentioned that the FM band on my radio wasn't producing the same amount of volume as the AM and XM bands. So.....yes you guessed it...they are sending me out a new radio....LOL . I feel like I'm on a ride that I can't quite get off. On the good side however, this is one sweet riding vehicle. I love the thing and I haven't seen a single one out on the road here in California. There is absolutely no wind noise at any speed, it handles like a nimble sports car and the manumatic shift option makes the driving experience as much fun as you want it to be.
#7 of 36 American cars suck
Mar 15, 2007 (6:06 pm)
I will never ever buy American because of that reason they dont know how to make go reliable cars I only buy Nissan learn from that
#8 of 36 Re: American cars suck [rafa]
Mar 16, 2007 (5:24 am)
Yes Nissan makes extra reliable cars just like the Nissan Quest. The Nissan Quest has amongst the worst marks in consumer report for reliability (lots of black). My brother in law bought one and has had his full share of problems with it.
I traded my 2004 Toyota Sienna in for my new Acadia. The 2002 Sienna had several recalls in the first months of production as I remember. Such things as needing to replace the radiator and having to fix the sliding door so it doesn't accidentally close on a kid when the car was on an incline.
One of my employees has a Toyota 4-Runner and the top of his engine blew at around 90k miles which cost him $2500 to fix.
By the way, Hyundai used to make crap (remember the Excel), so I guess no Korean cars. We all know what FIAT stands for and don't get me started on the Yugo. So No European cars for me.
So in summary it looks like Japanese, American cars, European cars and Korean cars have problems sometimes. I guess I will need to give up driving or just live with the fact that cars sometimes have problems. I've bought cars from GM, Ford, Mazda, Toyota, Acura over the last decade or two and by and large they have all been good vehicles. My experience is that cars have come a long way in reliability in the last 10 years and by and large GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda and even Nissan make good products. So I buy whatever car fits my needs and budget and if something goes wrong that why the car has a warranty.
I feel bad for zeepro, but the engine comes with a 100k mile warranty. Hopefully this will be the last of his problems. I also thoroughly love my Acadia. As far as not having seen to many of them, I have some bad news for Zeepro. I was in LA last week for a day and saw two Acadias on the road. Last week at home I saw two others on the opposite corners of the intersection at a traffic light (3 Acadias at one stop light, what are the odds of that 2 months into production). Looks like these guys are selling like hotcakes.
#9 of 36 Love it
Mar 16, 2007 (6:26 pm)
As much as I hated going through this, the truth is that I love the Acadia and everyone needs to know that GM once they got their stuff together, really stepped up and took care of the problem, in fact, they gave my $750 in compensation for the inconvenience which I thought was some excellent customer service. I am still a fan and I hope this is the end of my problems...well aside from a small radio issue....which hopefully will be fixed with a software update. Bottom line the vehicle is great
#10 of 36 Re: American cars suck [ppalonsky]
Mar 19, 2007 (3:44 pm)
Thanks for one of the best responses to the anti-American car nonsense. Yours was an unbiased response that made sense. I feel the same. I have owned six American cars and one foreign. That was not because I wouldn't own foreign so much as it was because I liked the specific car. I have not owned the same make twice. I've had a Chevy, Olds, Buick, Dodge, Pontiac, Nissan, and a Ford before placing my order for yet another different make - GMC (the Acadia). We bought a Honda for my daughter and could probably have purchased another car for the amount we put in repairs on that one. I've had problems with every one of those car makes. The only problem I have with the foreign cars (given that both American and foreign have issues) is that the foreign car issues are considerably more expensive to fix - don't ask how many thousands of dollars I put into the Honda and Nissan before unloading them.
That doesn't mean that I don't like those cars. I'd buy most of them again if they offered a model I liked and trusted it to be reliable.
I put my order for an Acadia in three weeks ago after test driving six different makes/models. It will probably be at least four more weeks before it is delivered. I rented an Acadia last weekend to be sure I wanted to stick with it. I currently drive a Mustang GT (manual) convertible and have never owned an SUV. I absolutely love the Acadia. Much to my amazement, it handled as well as the Mustang. Can't wait to get my own.
#11 of 36 Re: American cars suck [zplnfan]
Mar 19, 2007 (4:49 pm)
I have to ask....how did you rent an Acadia when the dealers don't seem to have any inventory to speak of yet?
I'd love to rent one for a weekend instead of just taking one of those beloved 20 minute test drives (otherwise known as a 'rolling sales pitch')
#12 of 36 GMC Acadia Issues
Mar 20, 2007 (10:52 am)
First off, let me say, I LOVE my Acadia....2nd...let me say I'd love it even more if it wasn't at the shop (again). I bought my SLT-1 on Feb 17th. Pretty well loaded....DVD, Sunroof, XM, Pwr Gate, Remote Start, Trailering Pkg. About a week after purchase, I began to notice a problem with the sound system. In certain circumstances (varied), the system would completely lock up ! No sound of any kind through the system - i.e. no OnStar, no AM,FM,XM,DVD,Entertainment,Blinkers,Hazards,Warning chimes etc. Very strange.....took it into shop. No clue on what's going. They have had it for almost a week this time. New radio is in, but they cannot get the software loaded into the unit. Have tried all 19 Data ports on the vehicle to load it. They are stumped, as is GM Engineering. Meanwhile I'm driving a rental (at their expense) which I appreciate but it's still not my new Acadia. Also, I am having them resolve the following:
- Transmission Lag Issue (software update)
- Airbag Sensor Recall (software - actually was done when I first brought it in about 2 weeks ago)
- Replace left tailight - condensation inside the lens housing.
Zeepro - I am glad to hear they compensated you for your inconvenience. Did you have to "escalate" or did the dealer offer it to you?
Is anyone else having any other (or same) Audio issues with their Acadia??????
I realize this is a new model, and as such, to some extent, this would be considered "normal" however, I'm ready to get my new car back.
#13 of 36 Re: American cars suck [metmdx]
Mar 20, 2007 (1:26 pm)
Alamo has Acadias. They have given it a special class - Crossover SUV. It was only $70/day with taxes - not a bad price to pay to make sure you will be happy with your $40 thousand investment. I couldn't recommend renting one enough. It was just what I needed to be certain I made the right decision. I still can't believe it corners about as well as my Mustang. I got 19.5 mpg for my weekend of driving with 2/3 city and 1/3 hwy... better than I get in the Mustang. I was also spoiled by the XM I previously thought I didn't want or need - decided it was a necessity.
Will plan to do this for all future car purchases.