Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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#2069 of 2163 Re: 2012 GMC ACADIA WITH 20,800 miles and has engine issues [3rdact]
May 18, 2013 (9:29 am)
Do not keep it, if you can get them to take the car back and get another model do so. We have a 2008 Acadia and have had numerous problems with it, from transmission replacement, to replacing the radiator hoses, to the window relays not working, electrical problem with the seats, recall of the headlights and the annoying chrome on the console that if the sun hits it right blinds you. Be for warned the acadia nice concept but a dangerous SUV in my opinion. If you think I am a angry, disgruntled customer please read all of the Acadia postings...
#2070 of 2163 I'm not buying an acadia
May 19, 2013 (6:52 pm)
After reading the issues in this forum I have decided not buy a 2013 Acadia. I don't know who the person at gm is that decided they would follow up each post with a ridiculous response like "We're sorry to hear that you are having these with your Acadia. If we can check into anything further for you, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
This shows a total disregard for the customer. If the customers were taken care of they would have logged onto the forum and posted updates to rave about how the problems were resolved. Since that is not evident, this diminishes the value of a gmc product and warranty. I will skip on this car as well as the Buick and Chevy versions.
My name is Arik, I'm a US citizen living in Bergen County Nj and I will choose another option. I want to thank all those owners that took the time to post on this forum. You saved me thousands of dollars and hours of problems. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you all and God bless America.
May 20, 2013 (3:29 am)
It gets a little frustrating when I see posts and complaints about cars that are 6 or 7 years old with most of them from people who are the second or third owner. A 2006 Acadia could be over 7 years old now.
Many complaints don’t even mention the year.
I had a 2007 and drove it for 98,000 miles. It had a couple of minor issues that were covered under warranty.
Every complaint I see is legitimate such as the sun roof leaks, electrical, headlight sockets, steering etc. but from what I can see, these are known old problems on old cars.
It is too bad that most people find these forum only after they have had a problem.
I traded in my 2007 for a 2011 Acadia Denali. Love it. I have a buddy who got rid of an Envoy and got a 2012 Denali Acadia. Loves it.
This vehicle drives great, is very quiet and comfortable, looks good, hauls a bunch of kids and is very reliable.
If you have a new car with a bunch of problems, then GM deserves any grief you can give them but to hold their feet to the fire over an old used car make not sense.
#2072 of 2163 Re: Reality Check [safety9285]
May 20, 2013 (4:03 am)
Hi Reality Check,
I have owned GM cards for the last 30 years, ever since I was 17 years old. My 2010 Acadia had 6 unscheduled visits to the repair shop in the first 2 1/2 years of ownership and I purchased it brand new. Two cylinder misfires, water pump, numerous steering issues including replacing the ball bearings at 46K miles (they were rattling so loudly that my passengers were complaining) and finally both ends of the power steering rack leaking ps fluid at 62K miles when it was out of warranty. That was a $1,300 repair. I usually purchase a car new and drive it 7-8 years and 120K+ miles. None of them have ever needed a complete new power steering rack, especially at 30 months old. In addition, the front headlights kept burning out and the GM design is so poor that my husband cannot change them (you have to go in through the wheel well) so each time it required a trip to the dealership and $90 in labor to replace a $3 bulb. I did love the look of the car but by the time I traded it for a new Ford Edge at 3 years old I hated it. I'm glad you are not having the same problems as many of us.
#2073 of 2163 Re: Reality Check [safety9285]
May 20, 2013 (5:27 am)
I understand your point but my 2007 was not a 'typical wear & tear' issue. My problem was with a known faulty wave plate within the transmission. I expect a6yr old car to preform. Not all young families can afford brand new. I gladly dealt with 'normal' issues & took it all with a grain of salt. This particular issue is not acceptable & it sounds as if you were one of the lucky ones. There were no 2006 Acadias by the way. I also believe the sunroof looking was a problem from the time they were brand new & were a recall - not an 'older car issue'. Just thought Id enlighten your 'opinion' with a few facts.
May 20, 2013 (5:35 am)
The Acadia went on sale in the United States in December 2006 as a 2007 model. I bought mine in May 2007.
May 20, 2013 (5:36 am)
Your wave plate would have been covered under the 100,000 drive train warranty
#2076 of 2163 Please don't call us complainers
May 20, 2013 (11:39 am)
Regardless, the steering issues are still happening on 2012 models as well as other years. There are also owners with used Acadias and some who are the original owner, like myself. If you happen to get a good one that doesn't have these problems then good for you. The rest of us were not so fortunate. I use the forum to see what issues might be coming my way in the future. I don't use it to put down those who are having problems and forking out way too much money. I know I would appreciate it if you will choose to keep your opinions to yourself.
#2077 of 2163 Please don't call us complainers
May 20, 2013 (1:09 pm)
People post with complaints but never post the fix:
People with the “change the oil” question: GM recommends synthetic oil now (2011 and later). So you might check with the dealer on the oil change thing. They went to synthetic but kept the change interval the same for extra protection.
Someone talked about the sun reflecting off the chrome looking air vents: GM had a fix for that and on new models it will be done under warranty. They replace the chrome looking ones with Flat Black Vents. Works and looks great.
Someone talked about a vertical line in their back up camera: That will happen when you back up in direct sunlight and the angle is just right causing sunlight to reflect off the bumper into the camera. No fix unless the sun isn’t there.
#2078 of 2163 Re: Reality Check [safety9285]
May 21, 2013 (7:55 am)
Get a clue, safety9285. These forums are designed for people to post both complaints and compliments about their vehicles so that others can be properly informed. However, it's the nature of the beast for people to post complaints rather than compliments so that's predominantly what you're going to find here. If the Acadia was a more reliable vehicle or if GM backed its owners better by taking care of the known issues (like the power steering problems many have reported) then you wouldn't see as many people complaining here.