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#1563 of 2098 Re: 2008 not a good year for GMC Acadia - water leak [bruno21]
Feb 27, 2012 (8:57 am)
Good morning Marc,
Thank you for posting, and we'd be happy to look into this further with you. However, I can't promise anything up front. Please get in touch via email with your name, Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN, current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership. Also, if you could please include a link to this thread, it would help provide my coworker Christina with context as she answers the inbound emails from the forum.
GM Customer Service
Feb 27, 2012 (10:06 am)
We bought our 2008 Acadia new in Feb of 2008. We expected some recalls since it was new and have had some. What we did not expect was everything else besides the recalls. We had to have the motor to adjust the drivers seat replaced, we had the water leakage issue, the service air bag light would come on (think we had it in twice for that), the right lane change light in side mirror did not work (thank goodness all of that was covered by our warranty). This past September 2011 we had it in twice at the repair shop for the a/c not cooling on passanger side and making a funny noise.The first time was for a freon leak and the second time the freon was low again and they recalibrated all the doors in the a/c system both of these were less than a month apart. How could that happen in such a short time? And now with the unusual warm weather we have had to use the a/c a few times and it is making the noise again and we have another leak. Not sure if it is freon or antifreeze (it will smell fishy if that makes any since). So back in the shop it will be going. And to top it off the car only has 27,653 miles on it. I LOVE my acadia but NOT worth all the things that have went wrong with it.
#1565 of 2098 Re: Yet again more trouble [lovehateacadia]
Feb 27, 2012 (1:27 pm)
I'm sorry that you have had so many difficulties with your Acadia. Is your shop one of our dealerships? If so, we're available to assist in whatever way we can. Please let us know how everything goes with the repair, and send us an email if you would like assistance.
GM Customer Service
#1566 of 2098 Re: Wanting to buy Acadia but..... [rjblade]
Feb 27, 2012 (2:26 pm)
We had a 2008 Acadia,zero problems and now a 2011.I think the transmission shifts just fine better than our 08 and the gas mileage is not any better or worse than any other cuv or suv of its size.
#1567 of 2098 2008 ACADIA water pump failing and leaking..too many problems for title
Feb 27, 2012 (2:47 pm)
I too have a 2008 acadia which has approx 110,000 miles on it and it is falling apart. Have had to replace transmission (which was luckily under warranty) now water pump is leaking and I haven't been able to get it fixed yet..so keep putting fluid in since it is a slow leak.. the steering column feels funny and makes a noise when turning (asked dealership last time had it in and they said this was not a warranty item).. had issues with leaking around driver door area which leaves water in my floor area around brake area and then starts smelling this has been doing since I got vehicle but dealership said it was not under warranty so I havent paid to get something fixed that GM should take care of ... I have recently been thinking of getting another vehicle and love the size and all of my acadia.. haven't been happy with gas mileage or all the problems so will prob go with something else. Feel that if so many people have the problems gm should take initiative to fix. Already had both headlights go out and had to replace as well.. Not happy with Acadia at all. It is embarrassing how the steering sounds.
#1568 of 2098 Re: Wanting to buy Acadia but..... [rjblade]
Feb 27, 2012 (2:54 pm)
Most of the the issues, except the leaking sun/moon roofs occur after the vehicle has greater than 30K miles.
Maybe that's the problem as I only have 10K on mine.
After owning GM vehicles since 2000 i would highly recommend a Major Guard extended warranty for any GM vehicle as I've always used mine many times over and is an extremely valuable tool in up keeping
One thing I've noticed that contributes to the bad mileage is the shifting pattern of the transmission. If you depress the pedal normally, I noticed that the shift from 1 to 2 occurs at 3000 rpm. Not really high but compared to my Yukon Denali which never shifts at 3K (more like 2K) makes a big difference in gas consumption. Course the V8 delivers more torque at a lower rpm.
#1569 of 2098 Re: paint issue [luv2cruiserccl]
Feb 27, 2012 (5:16 pm)
I have the same issue with my 2010 Acadia White in colour. I wonder if it is a issue with the paint itself. I was going to ask the dealer, as well the passenger door is now rubbing the paint off each time the door is opened
Feb 28, 2012 (7:25 am)
I hope that your visit to the dealership goes well, mdw69. Defects in paint and
other appearance items are normally corrected during new vehicle preparation. There is also information on appearance care on page 10-85 of your owner's manual.
Please keep us updated, and if we can be of any assistance don't hesitate to get in touch via email.
GM Customer Service
#1571 of 2098 Re: Embarrased To Own One. [vp2012]
Feb 28, 2012 (6:46 pm)
I also had a 2010 and had the same exact problems after being at the dealer every other day my husband and I came to the conclusion that we had to get rid of the piece of junk. I think it is unfortunate that GM wont admit that they have this horrible product out there....
#1572 of 2098 Re: Wanting to buy Acadia but..... [nailtech1980]
Feb 29, 2012 (8:49 pm)
We were getting close to a decision to purchase a 2012 Acadia SLT2, after reading the last 2 pages of this thread I am going to put our plans on hold until the 2013 model comes out and see what shakes down with them.