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#887 of 2163 Re: Having Issue with my Acadia [lala77]
Oct 15, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Oh. I forgot to post my year. I have a 2010 Acadia. BTW - They replaced the catalytic converter and the engine is still misfiring. So, they are still diagnosing the issue.
So, first transmission coill out at 4K miles
Second, catalytic converter
And now undiagnosed misfiring on the engine
Any ideas anyone?
#888 of 2163 Re: Having Issue with my Acadia [lala77]
Oct 15, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Your dealer concerns me. A misfire would trigger a code that would enable the tech to trace back to an area that caused it. Replacing a cat wouldn't solve a misfire. So I wonder what led them to believe that it would.
You stated that they replaced a transmission coil. Never heard of that either. Is that what they wrote on the service order?
I don't doubt that your Acadia is having issues. I'm just wondering if the dealer is competent enough to work on it.
#889 of 2163 Re: Having Issue with my Acadia [obyone]
Oct 18, 2010 (2:32 pm)
Thank you for responding. When I brought the car in for the issue at 4K miles they said spark plug wasn't sealed properly causing the misfire and then when they repaired the car it was coded as a replacement of a transmission coil. I hated that dealer so this time when my Acadia died I had it towed to a different dealer.
They first found a catalytic converter fell apart inside the car and was pushed out of the exhaust. They replaced it but the engine was still "misfiring" they said. Today they called and said a second catalytic converter is not operating properly. So, they are going to replace it tomorrow and do the diagnostics again to see if that solves the problem.
I am also worried what damage to other parts of the car happens if the catalytic converter just falls to pieces while the car is driving.
Another person had posted on this forum having issues both with a transmission coil being replaced, then he had problems with a catalytic converter. Eventually it led to a replacement of the engine. So I am fearful this might not be the end of the mechanical troubles for me.
#890 of 2163 Re: Having Issue with my Acadia [lala77]
Oct 20, 2010 (3:53 am)
Catalytic converters are designed and built to last the life of the vehicle. Premature failure of the converter can be contributed by excessive pollutants created by the vehicle. To have two cats fail in this short a period of time is almost impossible. Did the dealer say what contributed to the failures? Make sure that the dealer documents what conditions caused the failure.
#891 of 2163 Re: Having Issue with my Acadia [obyone]
Oct 20, 2010 (6:20 am)
Thank you. He said the first one was manufacturing defect. The second was damaged by pieces from the first one falling apart. I don't have much confidence the car is beyond its mechanical problems but I guess I just have to have faith this will fix the issue.
#892 of 2163 Numerous issues in less than 2 years
Oct 20, 2010 (10:49 am)
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia SLT1. Since buying the Acadia I have had the following issues:
1.Heated Seats not working
2. Engine light on. (Wire missing from engine)
3. Engine light on. (Dealership claimed dirty oil. Oil life was on 57%)
4. Engine light on (Dealership had to replace timing chain. 16,000miles)
5. ABS lights on and car braking thumping like it was on ice. Nice sunny dry day 80 degrees.
6. ABS lights come back on before getting to corner after dealership fixed.
7. Steering Wheel whining noise
8. Decrease in Power after they replaced timing chain
9. Recall on the heated windshield. No replacement you will lose this feature.
10. Gas mileage is 14-16 mpg on highway mileage.
GM only wants to give a $100 service coupon for all the headaches. Going thru lemon law arbitration now.
Don't buy the Acadia!! Save yourselves some headaches.
#893 of 2163 Wont always start
Oct 20, 2010 (10:51 am)
We leased our Acadia 2 months ago and find that some days it fails to start. We have brought it in for a diagnosis and GMC says nothing is wrong.
#894 of 2163 Re: Numerous issues in less than 2 years [nomoregmc4me]
Oct 23, 2010 (2:12 pm)
Did you get the $100 in lieu of the heated washer fluid?
#895 of 2163 Re: Numerous issues in less than 2 years [obyone]
Oct 24, 2010 (4:28 am)
Yes, got got thr $100.
#896 of 2163 Problems,problems and more problems!
Oct 24, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I lease a 2007 gmc Acadia! It is a beautiful car with wonderful features but I have had so many problems since the day we got the car! I have never had the speaker on my on star work so that service was worthless! The speakers in the car have never worked correctly! My sunroof leaked! I bought the car to have a safe vehicle for my small children and myself! I have ended up on the side of the road with both my children 3 times! I have had a to replace the water pump and now the power steering pump is leaking! My latest problem is my engine light is on and my car won't switch gears! I have to throw in low and use the +/- button to drive! I called the dealer and they told me it would be a week to even look at it and they can not give me a loaner! How will I get to work? To school? Pick up my kids? I have left the dealer in tears on several occasions! Not to mention that we bought the car at one dealer and now they have lost their gmc dealership so we r now dealing with a new dealer! I went to discuss my problems and options with one sales man and he told me to go home and appreciate the fact that I can afford a car like this and worry about things like health and jobs????? Where does he get off! I am so fed up! The warranty is up and will most likely not cover the latest problems! All I want is for GMC to take the car back and terminate my lease 8 months early! I want out now! All they want to do is stick me in another GMC! I do not want another GMC at all! Help! Any one have any ideas!