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#1198 of 2083 DRL Burnt Lightbulb Housing
Jul 21, 2011 (9:30 pm)
OK looking for some answers out here, I have a 2008 Acadia and within 3 years have replaced both bulbs myself. Take my word for it, if you have patience buy the bulb then google how to change there is a version that tells you how to access under the wheel well & man who's crappy desgin was it to make it so hard to access the bulb. Anyway within 3 months time I noticed one of the bulbs was out again and thought cheap bubl so once again back under the wheel well I go. I took my time access the bulb, tried to remove the bulb from the harness and noticed a wire was loose, Man's response **** I damaged the housing but upon further review I looked where the wire was sitting and noticed the housing was discolored. As I continued to remove the bulb the harness started to crumble now this is not what normally happen with a good harness but one that has burned damaged do. So I am trying to see if this is an isolated issue or are there others out here, we have written to GMC to have them take care of the matter because I feel we should not have to pay for something that is faulty.
#1199 of 2083 2009 acadia just shut off
Jul 22, 2011 (7:08 pm)
Please someone from GMc customer care contact me via the email. I need some advice
#1200 of 2083 2008 Acadia - Steering Rack Problem
Jul 22, 2011 (8:15 pm)
My 2008 Acadia has a problem turning at low speeds - the steering binds up. The dealer said the steering rack needs to be replaced for about $1200. It appears that this is an ongoing issue with Acadia's based on the numerous posts about it. Is there any resolution other than paying for the replacement?
#1201 of 2083 Re: 2009 acadia just shut off [dwebb441]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:48 am)
I looked and your email is private. Please feel free to email me with any inquiries.
GM Customer Service
#1202 of 2083 Re: DRL Burnt Lightbulb Housing [octoberblue]
Jul 25, 2011 (9:15 am)
Yup, bought new bulbs for my 2008 Acadia about a year ago and said "holy crap" when I tried to replace them. Called the dealer to say "WTH! The vehicle is 2 years old.." Got the oil change folks to pull the tire and inner fender and charged me $10! The techs said the "GM way" is to pull the bumper and is 1 hour of $75 labor! Did not notice any burned components but bulbs on both side burned out early. Confusing since our Pontiac Vibe made it 6 years before the bulbs burned out and were a piece of cake to replace.
#1203 of 2083 2008 Acadia stalls out...sounds like a recurring theme
Jul 25, 2011 (9:26 am)
OK, bought our 2008 Acadia in Dec 2008 with only 13K miles, former rental car from NM. Loved the car! Then they had to pull the engine to fix an issue with the transmission, then it was a faulty air bag sensor, now the vehicle randomly stalls on us, usually at low speed. Lets not forget the hard transmission clunk at 72 mph going up a grade with an engine stall.
Have had the Acadia in the shop 4 times since June 2011 for a total of about 18 days, dealer cannot reproduce the issue (of course!). Just found this site today and it sounds like a KNOWN issue with lots of comments from GM Customer Service even! Frustrating part is that this is the first time my dealer has heard of this issue and *supposedly* GM was surprised by the issue!
We took our Acaida back from the dealer (not repaired) on 7/16 after having been towed in on 7/5 and have not had a stalling issue since. The engine is definately hesitating and occasionally we see a 1.5 second one time flash of the check enging light that does nto stay lit. Onstar finds nothing on the diagnostic. Very frustrated. We have been in contact with GM..but alas we have a 2008 with about 63K miles so a courtesy vehicle is out of the question. So far, with all the time at the shop there has been no charges. Sorry for rambling on and on.
GM! What should i do with a non-routine phantom issue? Love the vehicle otherwise. Dealer will take in trade, but not a good price compared to what I paid.
#1204 of 2083 Re: 2008 Acadia stalls out...sounds like a recurring theme [clfyjr]
Jul 25, 2011 (11:37 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#1205 of 2083 2008 Acadia with electrical issues
Jul 25, 2011 (11:37 am)
I have a 2008 Acadia that is having a problem with the aux fan for the back seats coming on while the keys are out of the car and the doors locked and engine off. The fans are on and so are the lights inside. When I get in and turn on the car, the backseat fan is on high and I don't have the fan on in the front at all. I worry that if I don't catch it, my battery will be dead next time I get in. Anyone else have this problem?
#1206 of 2083 07 Air Conditioning Intermittent
Jul 25, 2011 (3:15 pm)
We have a 2007 SLT. The AC has given us trouble over the past year. First, the AC compressor would just randomly turn off (Snowflake light goes out...no cold air). We couldn't get it to come back on. Dealer reporgrammed the AC control system. AC worked fine for about 4 months. Now that we're in the heat of the summer it's acting up again. The weird thing is there is no rhyme or reason. The AC compressor will randomly turn off (Snowflake light goes out and no cold air). This may happen everytime we drive the car one day and then not happen for days on end. The only reliable thing is if you rev the engine the light will flicker and the AC compressor eventually comes on. This "fix" may work for a few seconds or all day. We've taken it in once to our dealer and they said they couldn't recreate the problem. We took it in today, and they said it will be very difficult to diagnose. Is there anyone else out there with a similar issue?
#1207 of 2083 Re: 2008 Acadia with electrical issues [mzsmommy]
Jul 26, 2011 (7:10 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with the A/C fan for the back seats. Were you planning on taking the vehicle to a GM dealership to be diagnosed? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service