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#19 of 28 Defrost Not blowing from vent, only from air vents
Dec 11, 2012 (7:32 am)
I have recently purchased a 2010 GMC Acadia SLT AWD. I have gone out to crank the car and turn on the heat and defrost to clear the ice from the windshield. When I come out 10-15 minutes later nothing has changed and there is still ice on the windshield. There is cool air blowing from the main air vents. I pour water on the windshield and go on my way. I leave the defrost on the whole way to daycare and it never fails but as we pull into the daycare parking lot the air changes from the main vents to the defrost vent. I looked in the book and I thought it said something about blowing cold air until warm air was available. This confused me because the heat in the back is working fine. Is there something I am missing? When I turn on the defrost, I set the temp to 90, turn on the front and back defrost, turn the fans on high, and do NOT select the snowflake. Please help, I feel like this should not be happening but by the time I take it to the dealer everything is working and they do not find a problem. I am almost at 36,000 miles so I need to get this figured out.
#20 of 28 Re: Defrost Not blowing from vent, only from air vents [tarajohnson585]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 11, 2012 (6:11 pm)
I think you want the snowflake on.... isn't that the A/C compressor? That helps dry the air, taking moisture off the windshield...
#21 of 28 Re: Air Conditioner Issues [akbky]
Dec 16, 2012 (10:45 am)
I have an 08 Acadia too. This summer only the driver's side would blow cold air for the a/c and now that its getting cold, the front 2 vents blow heat but the back seat only blows cold air and I have 2 small kids. I am beyond fed up with these problems and it's out of warrenty so I understand where you're coming from. Did you ever get your issue fixed and if so, what did they do?
#22 of 28 A/C, Heat, and roof leaking issues on 08 Acadia
Dec 16, 2012 (10:55 am)
I bought my 2008 Acadia brand new and have had nothing but problems for the last year with it. This summer my a/c was only blowing from the driver's side and hot air was blowing on the passenger side and backseat vents. We put some canned stuff in it and it blew cold for about a week then hot again. We toughed it out because we couldn't afford to fix it since its out of warr. Well, now its getting cold and the front 2 vents blow hot air, but the backseat vents all blow cold air and won't warm up and I have 2 small kids that can't sit back there and freeze!
On top of that our tire pressure censors are all screwed up and the left shows the right and front shows the back so it kept saying my front left tire was really low, come to find out I had a nail in my back right tire!!! They tried to reset my censors, but it doesn't work and the temperature reading is always wayyy of, shows its like 148 degrees out when its like 75.
During the rainy season, everytime we opened our back hatch if it had rained water poored through our roof and ceiling lights lights!!! The roof leaks and the car doesn't seem sealed all the way through the sunroofs or something.
Last week our headlight went out and we took it to a shop to fix it (not a dealer), they said the piece that holds the bulb in was burned and cracked, we stopped by a shop to get the part and they said you can't order that part, you have to buy the whole headlight kit for $500 plus labor, which they est. $1000 to fix a burned out headlight that on any other car you would be able to simply fix yourself, they have it where you have to go in through the wheel area just to get to it! This is so ridiculous!
I pay $640 a month for this piece of $*%# and its really sad because I love the car itself, like the functionality of the car, but this is the first GMC I've ever had and all I want to do is get rid of it but I still have 2 years of payments left. I don't know what to do, I can't afford to get all these problems fixed when they charge $100 and hour in labor plus parts that they jack the price up on!!
#23 of 28 Re: A/C, Heat, and roof leaking issues on 08 Acadia [fedupgmcowner]
Dec 17, 2012 (12:25 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you've had troubles with the HVAC system and the tire pressure sensors (and can understand your frustration with the light bulbs). We can certainly appreciate that, now out of warranty, you are working with non-GM shops on these concerns. If you were to ever have questions about recalls or working with a dealership to get something checked into further, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#24 of 28 Re: A/C, Heat, and roof leaking issues on 08 Acadia [fedupgmcowner]
Jan 12, 2013 (10:15 am)
Check with GM on a headlight recall. I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook and about the time the headlights started having problems, there was a recall on these. I had them replaced by the dealer.
#25 of 28 Re: 2007 AC Manufacturer Defect! [mswebraven]
Mar 07, 2013 (6:39 pm)
I also have what sounds like the same issue. My car is a early 2008 Acadia SLT with 75K miles. Late last summer I started to notice a mildewy smell. That was followed by a hissing noise and the recirculate button would flash and not stay on. A/C worked a little longer. Now the A/C snowflake button blinks and will not stay lit. My profession is Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Powertrain Design and Development. Based on all the chatter related to this condition it would appear there is a systemic design weakness present. I like the Acadia and was considering purchasing a new 2013 Traverse. I am not sure I can support purchasing another car if $1,500-$2,000 repairs are considered normal at between 50-75K. My other issues are as follows, leaking struts, power steering cooler failure, and front end bushing replacement. All in I am probably looking at +$3K in repairs at 75K miles. Not in my mind reasonable for a modern car.
#26 of 28 Re: 2007 AC Manufacturer Defect! [bmets]
Mar 08, 2013 (7:39 am)
Good morning Bryce,
We're sorry to hear about the troubles you're experiencing with your Acadia. If we can look into anything further for you, please don't hesitate to contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#27 of 28 Ac issues....seems to be pretty common
Apr 29, 2013 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2007 gmc Acadia and now the ac doesnt work. This seems to be a pretty common thing in many acadias. Seems as if gmc probably put in a defective part by reading many different forums on many sites. Is gmc doing anything to take care of this? Summer is getting here and so is the warm weather. I have 2 little kids (2 yr. old & 5 month)that would like to stay cool in the car. Yesterday was probably not too enjoyable having to keep the windows most the way up.
May 09, 2013 (11:53 am)
We also had our a/c go out about a month ago in our 2007 GMC Acadia. $161 later we were back up and running. I was utterly shocked to find out we were 'out of coolant' with no leak etc.