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#1 of 332 16 months of water leaks
Aug 03, 2009 (11:35 am)
I don't know of any advice you guys can give me, I really just need to vent a little this morning.
My 08 Acadia started leaking 3 months after I bought it and was back at the dealership 24 days in the first year with 16 days being just for water leaks. They sealed windows and doors, unclogged drain tubes,performed the drain hose recall etc and the car has continued to leak.Even in a mild rain I can look up and watch water come through the sides of the sunroof. After a heavy rain the drivers seatbelt is wet when I pull it out and the carpet next to the seatbelt housing is damp. Yesterday after a heavy rain I got in the car and when I took off I heard a noise and looked in the rearview mirror to see water POURING out of the rear dome lights and back up sensor. The rear seats and carpet were soaked as well as the DVD remote and headphones that were back there. This makes 16 months my Acadia has leaked and there is no doubt that the car is full of mold. I tried dealing with GM customer service getting an offer of free oil changes for my trouble. I hired a lawyer who says I am well within the lemon guidelines and has filed a lawsuit against GM for a refund. GM has been dragging this out since Oct 08 hoping I will give up. Their latest offer is $4500 cash,I keep the Acadia,and I pay the $4000 in attorney fees. The dealership I bought the Acadia from showed no mercy on me which suprised me since they had been in business for over 40 years. They had my car at the end of Dec to take care of 9 problems. After 7 days they returned my car with most of the repairs not even attempted. They said they would pick up my car the following Monday to finish but never did. They kept putting me off over the phone then I read in the paper that they had sold out to the local Chevy dealer. The Chevy dealer says he only bought the assetts of the GMC dealership not their liabilities. No repairs have been done to my car since Dec 08 meaning I have lost 7 months of valuable warranty. This $44,000 Acadia looks great sitting in my driveway which is where it stays most because I am barely getting 10 mpg. After a year and a half of ownership I only have 10,400 miles because we can't take it anywhere.
If anyone from GM reads this post,you have made it clear that you don't care if I ever buy GM again. I don't know if you realize that my co workers,my friends and family and all my facebook connections hear about this on a regular basis. Good luck convincing them that "the new GM is different".
#2 of 332 Re: 16 months of water leaks [acadiaregret]
Aug 17, 2009 (7:25 pm)
sounds like the rear sunroof drain tubes. if they followed the recall instructions properly the rear tubes would have had extensions installed at the back of the drain tray, front of the tube section . than they would have to be sure that the tubes are not angled up anywhere ( otherwise the water draining out of the sunroof has nowhere to go but in). other issues include stationary roof glass mounting flange with extra holes.
both of these require them to lower the headliner. also there are issues with the front drain tubes having restrictors in them allowing for easy debris build up and blockage of tube, this has been an ongoing problem for a long time, and if your dealer doesn't recognize text book symptoms of these issues i would contact the district rep. and go to another gmc dealer. the latest is that the dealers can only work on their product line for warrenty repairs, it is a
3 hour repair
#3 of 332 Help terrible water leaks in my 2008 SLT acadia
Nov 01, 2009 (10:29 am)
I am reading these posts - I have the same horrible leak issues WHAT HAPPENED - did you get repaired? sue? get a new car? a buy out? please let me know!
#4 of 332 Re: Help terrible water leaks in my 2008 SLT acadia [acadialeaks]
Nov 04, 2009 (10:13 am)
I filed a lemon lawsuit in Feb. of this year and to date I have spent $5k in attorney fees and I am still waiting on a court date. GM is dragging this out to see if I will give in. The lemon guidelines for my state are very clear and my car does fall into the lemon category so I'm not giving up. GM customer service is a complete joke so don't even waste your time with them. If I had to do it over again I would have first contacted my states Attorney Generals office and the Better Business Bureau involving both the dealership and GM. I have read that people have luck this way because there is a stricter deadline to get things settled rather than wait on the court system. Good luck!
#5 of 332 Re: Help terrible water leaks in my 2008 SLT acadia [acadiaregret]
Nov 04, 2009 (10:31 am)
Now 21months of water leaks and counting. A couple of months ago the leaks got so bad that water was coming out of the overhead DVD player. I found another dealership to look at it, but because of the ongoing lawsuit with GM they wouldn't even touch it untill I signed a document saying I would not hold them responsible. They replaced the rear sunroof and as of yet I haven't seen any water coming in the rear. The front sunroof is leaking worse that it ever has but we have not had enough heavy rain for the drain trays to overflow.
#6 of 332 Re: Help terrible water leaks in my 2008 SLT acadia [acadiaregret]
Nov 06, 2009 (6:53 pm)
the front sunroof drain restrictors require about a half hour per side to repair, than the front leaks go away
#7 of 332 Six modules freeze after being rain storm
Nov 11, 2009 (8:21 pm)
2007 GMC Acadia with 35,000+ miles. In rain storms for 2 days. Parked in home garage and after 3 days would not start. Towed to dealership and after 3 weeks of haggling with GM and insurance company still no resolution. Six module frozen and need replacing at an estimate of $1892. GM says says lightening must have hit vehicle and insurance says no evidence of entry or exit of lightening. The drain was fixed on a company recall. Have not noticed water leaking inside.
#9 of 332 Looks good outside, but flooded inside!
Jan 25, 2010 (11:51 am)
First, I was really wrong with my miles on an earlier post, I'm at 46,500 miles (my hubby's truck is at 60,000).
Anyhow, since last Friday, I've been driving around in a beautiful red Dodge Charger that doesn't leak in water!!!!!!!!!!!!! If only I can take all the bells & whistles out of my Acadia and put them into the Charger, I'd be in heaven once again!
Last Tuesday, I took my 2007 Acadia into be serviced. Well, earlier I posted a water leak coming from the front passenger door..........it had only just begun. I had water streaming out the door, the interior lights (all 3), and the 3rd row seat, driver's side, seatbelt assembly! Go figure!!!! I took the car in and the service rep told me they would essentially put it under a shower to see where all the leaks are. Heck, they could've just left it sitting outside since Northern Calif is having massive rain day after day. Oh, they found the LEAKS alright.
So, this is the 2nd go around with the sunroof & moonroof leaking as well as the interior lights (3rd row only) and the front passenger door; however, GMC says, "PAY UP!!!!!" The GMC local rep, advises that they will not cover the bad seal around the moon & sun roofs. I've been told that I have to pay a $200 deductible to have these issues fixed!!!!
Due to the water pouring in like a river, the interior carpet is TRASHED! We were quoted roughly $13,000 - 18,000 to rip out the interior carpeting and replace it with new. Thank God for car & homeowners insurance. We called our insurance company & they sent an adjuster out to look at the car. They will pick up the tab and deemed it undriveable for now. We have to pay our $300 deductible with them as well. So now, I'm forking out $500 of my money when GMC needs to pull their heads out of their as-es & place a recall on ALL models & years on the Acadia!!!!!
I am spending the day calling any & all numbers I can find for the head offices of GMC!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated mad.
#10 of 332 Mold in the back of mine.
Apr 12, 2010 (8:13 am)
I too had mine leak in the rear sun roof. I did not realize it until I found mold in the trunk compartment. It was one month after I bought, which I bought used with approx. 18,000 miles on it. They had it for three weeks to fix the problem. The dealer told me that when GM pressed the steel for the roof there were four holes created where the sunroof is installed that were never plugged. After numerous other problems I contacted the previous owner to find out she had it for just less than a year because she had too many problems. The final one being the leak, when the dealer told her it would be two or three weeks to repair it she had them get her out of the vehicle. They sold it to me that same day. Now I am not happy; with the dealer or GM. This has been a problem vehicle since day one and I am the one paying for it. I tried to trade out with an even trade only to have the dealer give me the run around. I have contacted an attourney and I have a definite case against them. I feel sorry for the large number of Acadia owners that are experiencing such difficulty. Mine is the best looking piece of junk I have ever owned.