Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM
You are in the GMC Acadia
What is this discussion about?
GMC Acadia, SUV
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#552 of 2163 Re: Perspective in reading these posts [cgz2001]
Jan 30, 2010 (9:46 pm)
You are right, Mr. Engineer, about keeping the numbers in perspective. Some of the 2007s have different issues than the 2008s and I suspect the same is true with the 2009s and 2010s. Actually there was a recall of the sunroofs. Along with my recall notice, they also addressed a problem with the motor that runs the wiper blades. I took mine in and had those problems fixed. It took 3 times and a different dealership to get the leak fixed, but it is fixed now. I was told the problem with our dual sunroofs was because the drain tube was too short. With weather conditions, the tube would expand and contract and eventually disconnect itself making it possible for rain water, car wash water, etc., to enter the cab of the vehicle. It was a big problem and I have noticed that dealers in my area aren't ordering Acadias with sunroofs anymore. Maybe 1 or 2 on the lot, but not like it was when I bought mine. They all had the dual sunroof option back in 2008. It took some time, but they did recall those vehicles.
I have a 2008 SLT1 AWD. I live in an area where it is winter 5-6 months of the year. This car is phenomenal in winter driving conditions. Of course, ice is ice and whether you have 4 wheel drive or not, you are going to slide if you brake suddenly if you are going too fast. I, too, have stopped worrying about every little thing. After owning over 20 cars/trucks in life, I can honestly say that the Acadia has given me more cause for concern than any of the others. But, keeping that perspective, cars are getting a little more technical and adding features we could only dream of 20-30 years ago. Each of those amazing features lends an opportunity for failure! There really is a lot right with the vehicle. It has made it so I don't care if I ever own a car again. I am flat spoiled with the ease of getting in and out of the car, especially after knee surgery, and if you are transporting kids or seniors. It is perfect! It isn't too tall and it isn't too low! The seats aren't quite as comfortable as the seats in the Cadillac Escalade my daughter drives, but hers came with a higher price tag.
I really hope they can get the bugs worked out. It has a lot of possibilities. I hope they make the interior a little more upgraded, like more comfortable seats, a little more use of leather on the doors and less plastic, upgraded carpeting, better looking and better quality headliner,etc. The interior is a little inferior for a mid 40s priced car. Love Onstar, rear camera, parking assist, heated seats, great sound system (Bose) and great safely ratings, remote start, remote tailgate lift, and dvd player. It could use a gas cap with a release lever inside the car for a little less opportunity for theft of fuel, and heated captains chairs in middle row, like the new Yukons. Just spoil me, GMC!
#553 of 2163 Re: Perspective in reading these posts [cgz2001]
Jan 31, 2010 (10:58 am)
I too have a 2008 GMC Black Acadia and love it except for the awful groaning noise the steering wheel makes every time it is moved left or right. Does anyone know if it poses a safety issue or not? It sounds like it is futile going to the dealer with this issue as they will do nothing for it but take your money. If anyone knows if it is just a rather annoying noise and does not need to be fixed in any way other than sticking cotton in ones ears, please let me know.
#554 of 2163 2008 Acadia Engine shuttin off
Jan 31, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I've posted a few messages with a 2008 SLT Acadia. It's my wifes car and the engine completely shut down twice in traffic in 11,000 miles. We tried to get the dealer and GM to give us our money back as i have a 10 year old that will not (and should not) get back in that car.
I've read the engineer discuss how this is a minority of the cars with problems. He obviously hasn't had this problem or he'd think differently.
GM told us that the car is fixed to THEIR satisfaction. What a joke.
So we're stuck with a dud. This is too bad and very frustrating. GM! you should be ashamed of yourself.
#555 of 2163 Re: Perspective in reading these posts [ingkatz]
Jan 31, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Oh I've had that noise...if I remember right, they did change my steering box or something..it was a very annoying sound. I also kept losing my steering when it was wet out. You never knew when it was going to happen. It happened when I had to make a turn one time. That is awful. It does come back in a few seconds but ..scary. They said they had shields on order that had to be put in to stop that problem but I swear it never did it again after they fixed that noise. I did bring it back for the shields too (the shields go in the wheel well). I've had most of the problems with mine that others have posted. Pretty much everything except the shutting off while your driving thing...thank god. I keep reading that though and I'm afraid that'll happen too. I do love my car though despite all that! I have a 2007 Carbon bought in Feb 07.
#556 of 2163 Re: Perspective in reading these posts [ingkatz]
Feb 01, 2010 (8:42 am)
We had that sound. It was awful. I am not sure if it was a safety issue or not. However, after we found the right dealer they managed to fix it. Apparently, it had to do with air getting into the power steerting system, so they drained the air or something like that and then the noise was gone. However, they also said that the air was getting in to due a fault in the steering column or something and they replaced that. Since the drained the air the first time, the noise is gone. What a relief. Even though our warranty had expired, they worked it out with GMC that we would only pay about $200.00 or something like that, as it was clearly a fault i the design, or whatever you want to call it. It would be good if your dealer could get in touch with my dealer so they two mechanics can talk to each other, or if you like, I can try and get more detailed information from the dealer and try and find out exactly what they did and post it on here. However, I also know that if you tell your mechanic that you read about this problem on this website, they have a tendency to not pay too much attention to these things, for whatever reason.
#557 of 2163 Re: 2008 Acadia Engine shuttin off [cdarja]
Feb 02, 2010 (12:56 am)
cdarja, your car is most likely having problems which are in the 'minority' of problems GM is seeing. I would not think otherwise if I had your acadia.
I know a guy at GM from college. I'll see if I can get in touch with him about your issue.
#558 of 2163 Re: 2008 Acadia Engine shuttin off [cgz2001]
Feb 02, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I'd be interested in what he says. Thanks
#559 of 2163 Re: Acadia shutting off in the middle of traffic [kerrie1]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I've been offered a replacement of any gm vehicle, but must also pay a usage fee.
Did you have to pay for this out of your pocket, up front? How does that work?
Did you get stuck with a car payment higher than the one you were previously paying?
#560 of 2163 2008 Acadia Tailight lens
Feb 05, 2010 (9:22 am)
How do I remove the driver's side tailight lens from my 2008 GMC Acadia?
This is not the part of the tailight that is located on the trunk lid, but rather the
part located on the back fender.
#561 of 2163 Re: 2008 Acadia Engine shuttin off [cdarja]
Feb 05, 2010 (4:08 pm)
I haven't gotten in touch with him yet, but if I do I will post back.