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#189 of 341 I wish I would've been warned......
Apr 25, 2012 (5:54 pm)
I purchased a 2008 gmc acadia SLT last summer after falling in love with it!! It was so sleek and fit our family of six perfectly. However, the love is gone now. Shortly after purchasing it, the head gasket blew and water pump went out. I had to get a rental, and pay $150 bucks for that. Plus, the inconvenience of having to fit in a small car for two weeks while it was being repaired. Thank goodness I purchased the extended warranty because the blinker on the driver side was out too, so I had to pay a $100 deductible. Now, the sunroof is leaking, the gearshift is hard to shift, and don't stand under the rear liftgate because you will get squished!! It's at the dealership now, but the warranty doesn't cover the sunroof, so I'm dreading the bill. The lady at the dealership said I'm gonna have to worry about mold and mildew because my truck was soaked. My 4 yr old has breathing problems, so I'm really worried. Plus, we're going to Florida in june, and I'm scared the air bags aren't going to work because of all the water coming from around the roof ones. Please help!! Is there anything I can do because after reading on here that the leaking roof is usually not permanently fixed, I do not want this pos!!
#190 of 341 Re: I wish I would've been warned...... [darafaye]
Apr 26, 2012 (4:59 am)
I'm sorry to read about the different issues that have come up with your Acadia, and that as a result you're worried about the safety of your family. If we can be of any assistance, please let us know! We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (please include your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealer, as well as a summary of the situation).
GM Customer Service
#191 of 341 Re: 08 Acadia leak [gmcustsvc]
May 09, 2012 (6:13 am)
I purchased my Acadia based on consumer's report and very happy with it until the past two weeks. Early one Sunday morning my grandchildren sitting in the third seat started to yell that they where getting wet. Told them to stay away from the water because it was coming through the lights. Before this occurance I thought I felt water drops hitting my left foot driver side thought I was crazy - was not water was dripping on my foot. Water runs down the emergency brake onto my foot. Dealer cleaned up the moon roof $150. After next rain storm as I pulled away and water poured out of third seat lights and the new spot was the moon roof and this time water poured out of both locations. The dealer has always worked the car. I have an appointment tomorrow for the new issues. Hope this takes care of it!!!!!
#192 of 341 Re: 08 Acadia leak [waterfall2]
May 09, 2012 (6:54 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns and experience. Please let me know how things go at the dealer. Please feel free to email me directly. Please include your VIN, current mileage, dealer of choice, as well as a brief description of your concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.
GM Customer Service
#193 of 341 2008 Leaking Acadia in Italy
May 14, 2012 (11:02 am)
I have a 2008 Acadia that is leaking from everywhere. When I lived in Virginia I took it to the dealer about 4 times just for them to tell me they couldn't find a leak. I now live in Italy and brought the Acadia with me. Unfortunately there isn't a dealer here so now I'm stuck with a leaking car. Very disheartening to spend so much on a new car and have nothing but issues with it. We move back to the states next year however I'm afraid by then the entire inside is going to be dry-rot. I'm really hoping GMC doesn't give me any issues when I ask to have the entire inside of my car replaced being that this is an existing problem that they never fixed. I still have all my paperwork where they claim there wasn't a leak to prove it was existing. Why wouldn't GMC recall all these cars and fix the problem??...We paid 42k for a car that smells like mildew every time you get in it.
#194 of 341 Re: 2008 Leaking Acadia in Italy [casjvs]
May 14, 2012 (11:42 am)
I'm so sorry that you're experiencing this leaking concern while abroad! I am not sure of a direction at the moment, but we would be happy to look into this further if you wanted to email the following information to socialmediagm.com: Your name, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, the name of the dealership here in the states that you worked with and any information about visits for the leaking that you can recall.
GM Customer Service
#195 of 341 Re: 2008 Leaking Acadia in Italy [casjvs]
May 14, 2012 (12:10 pm)
Might want to check out the Saturn Outlook forum as well (also Buick Enclave and the Chevy Traverse).
A bunch of us are having the same issues - and then some - and getting no help.
Dry-rot and mildew may be just the beginning.
#196 of 341 2007 GMC ACADIA LEAKED SINCE 2007
May 15, 2012 (3:26 am)
I am posting because I too have had all of these same problems, even just last week. Water stains are on the headliner just above the airbag plaque, water can be seen just dripping from this spot, as well as the air bag signs just behind the first row seats and from the rear light casing and third row seat belts. Over the years the seatbelts have been soaked to the point of dripping water on the leather seats. I had asked the dealership in the past about recalls and had been told there has been no issues. Until I found this post, I was thinking I got the only defect. I love my acadia, but it smells like mold now, leaks and has the water stains, and now my electrical items are being affected. I never put two and two together, but now I am wondering if my children when sitting in the third row for long periods of time, feel nauseaus is because of mold!! I have three little ones, and my daughter has had sinus issues and stomach aches for the past 5 years, hmmm. She is even scheduled for surgery on her adenoids to try and fix this problem next week. The middle row window won't roll back up. My rear windshield wiper goes on and off randomly in the off position. What can I do. I just paid my car off and love the size features and color, but I can't face another rainy day! Please help!
#197 of 341 Re: 2007 GMC ACADIA LEAKED SINCE 2007 [karinabeena]
May 15, 2012 (6:20 am)
I'm sorry that the Acadia you love otherwise has leaking issues. If we can look into this further with you, please send the following information to socialmediagm.com: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership along with any recent/upcoming appointment details.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#198 of 341 Re: 2007 GMC ACADIA LEAKED SINCE 2007 [karinabeena]
May 15, 2012 (8:38 am)
Just want to clarify, the middle row window will roll back up when I use the driver controls, just not the passenger middle row controls. The water issues are not from an open window. My windows stay up almost always, its Florida, a/c is the only way to go!