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#960 of 2162 2007 GMC Acadia won't start and can't remove key
Jan 03, 2011 (3:39 pm)
I pulled in at a gas station the other day, turned the vehicle off, and locked the doors. After returning about 10 minutes later the keyless remote would not work. I unlocked the door manually. I put the key in the ignition and turned the key but the vehicle would not start. Then realized that I could not remove the key either. The ignition would not turn to the off position. A mechanic soon stopped by and told me that he had seen Acadia's locking up if they sensed the battery being low. I disconnected the battery and reconnected it. I could then remove the key. Being a long way from home and not wanting to take any chances of getting the key locked up again I jumped the vehicle off and headed home. Two days later I have had no more problems, the car cranks fine by itself and I have not replaced the battery. Anyone know what might have been the problem?
#961 of 2162 Re: Acadia steering [gmcustsvc]
Jan 03, 2011 (3:49 pm)
I don't know if this is a cocern or not, but since other owners have had a similar problem, I thought GM would know whether this was a saftey issue or not.
#964 of 2162 Re: Noise at high speed and high temperature [rbouch]
Jan 06, 2011 (12:08 pm)
Not an exact answer, but it sounds like a trim/guard/shield of some sort that changes shape/flexes when its warmed up and wind pushes on/past it changing the airflow and creating your noise.
Try to figure out the general area, and then when the warm weather comes, apply some duct tape to areas and with trial and error, you'll find it. Good luck.
#965 of 2162 Re: Noise at high speed and high temperature [shawnandt]
Jan 07, 2011 (6:57 am)
This may or may not help, but with our 2009 Acadia we noticed a slight whistling sound that would drive me crazy and I couldn't figure where it was coming from until one day when i had my sunroof open. It was the air passing under the horizontal roof rack cross beams. I don't know if you have them or not. Now on our 2011 Acadia we have the horizontal cross beams again (they come on the hit the road package, or some dealers install them on their own) and we have had no problems this time. We took them off the 2009 and never had anymore problems.
#966 of 2162 Re: Acadia Nightmare... engine failure [gmcustsvc]
Jan 07, 2011 (7:36 am)
jmmoore1-I have posted on this board several times about our identical issues with our cars. The difference is I got my problem child taken care of and was trying in my posts to give others with the same problems some advice and ideas that worked. You have been going through this way too long. Everything you write in your posts about Onstar not seeing anything wrong on their end, the dealership not finding any codes well don't be surprised if the black box doesn't find anything either because it didn't find a single thing with my car. I don't understand why they are telling you it's going to take that long to get you a box. They brought one down from a neighboring dealership within 3 days. After installing the box and having that in my car over a few days and not finding anything a tech was flown in to work on it for a day and he actually found several grounds, but that was all he found. He couldn't figure out what was causing the loss of engine power and GM wasn't going to pay for him to stay for more then a day. After all of that from April 6-May8th they gave up and offered us two deals. One was for us to either take our car home and drive it and if it happens again bring it in and they will try to get some one else to keep working on it, or to buy it back from us and let us buy a new one. We told them that after they have been tearing my car apart (Feb-May) there was no way in the world we were ever driving it again. Let me just tell you that it was sitting in the lot with the entire inside torn to pieces. They didn't put it back together yet. You want a sight to make you sick, seeing your 5 mo old car torn to shreds and you only drove it for 2 out of those 5! Anyhow they gave us the deal we wanted. I don't know where you're located. I know you once said you're in the military like we are. This is not a safe situation for your family to be in. If you are in a state that has a lemon law you only have a short time period to claim. Keep record of everything. Who you talk to you and about what, time and date. In Va we don't have the lemon law so they were willing to deal instead of getting sued, but we have a great manager and area rep. That's why I ask where you are. Good luck.
#967 of 2162 2007 Acadia MPG Steering Transmission
Jan 07, 2011 (1:59 pm)
My 2007 Acadia has 76000 road miles on it now, but I have had problems with it for the last 40000.
First off I get 15 mpg on the average
I have replaced both the right and left tie rod end in the front of the Acadia because it rattled, and now it is doing it again.
I have had issues with my Acadia's transmission not switching gears on the highway and running 4.5 rpms
My transmission slips every other trip on the highway.
There has been a squeaking noise when I turn my steering wheel for the past year. Today, I found out that the steering gear needs to be replaced. ($800 to fix)
I am sick of seeing Acadias in the repair shop. There is a serious problem with this vehicle.
I have called GMC and they are working with me on all of my issues.
#968 of 2162 Re: GMC Acadia 2008 [voodoo_hokie]
Jan 07, 2011 (6:29 pm)
The rack and pinion assembly complete. Popping is now gone. 500 miles since the timing chain and rack replacement. I hold my breath and watch for the warning lights to all go out on startup. Pretty sad really. Hoping nothing else goes wrong.
#969 of 2162 Re: Momentary loss of power steering [nmatos]
Jan 10, 2011 (2:30 pm)
need attorney also. My acadia 2008 transmission broke in the middle of highway 101 in San Jose CA. I am with my wife and my kids i call the onstar to help us.bottom line gmc gave us courtesy vehicle then after 01-05-2011 the check engine lights and the vehicle wiggle a little bit again we call the onstar
for diagnostic they said it is the transmission,they said we need to go to the dealer as soon as possible and yes it is the transmission again we ask for courtesy vehicle but they said our car is driveble they will call us if the parts arrive
My wife do not want to drive the vehicle until it is fix for safety but they want us to pay for the car rental i thought if it is warranty they will pay for the car rental. we planning to sue GMC for breach of contract