Last post on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:57 AM
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GMC Acadia, Engine, SUV
#39 of 67 Re: GMC Acadia - oil filter pieces [obyone]
Apr 25, 2012 (2:44 am)
In theory I know you're right. I read somewhere on Edmunds that said afterrmarket parts can't be used to void a warranty. But it sounds like people are having to get lawyers to defend that position. I'd rather just avoid it completely and have the peace of mind. It's exactly what these companies want you to do, which is unfair. The same reason why they make it impossible to change a headlamp (takes me about 45 seconds to change one on my 4Runner).I'm sure there's a forum for that somewhere. What a scam. Thanks for the advice.
#40 of 67 My GMC 2010 ACADIA CAUGHT ON FIRE
Oct 11, 2012 (4:59 am)
I WOULD NEVER TOUGHT THAT MY NEW USED 2010 ACADIA WOULD CATCH ON FIRE WHILE DRIVING MY KIDS TO SCHOOL . I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I FIRST GOT IT . I TOOK THE ACADIA TO A MARK CHRISTOPHER DEALERSHIP BECAUSE WHEN I BOUGHT IT I WAS TOLD IT WAS STILL UNDER FACTORY WARRANTY AND THEY KEPT GIVING ME THE RUN AROUND WERE NOT WILLING TO HELP ME AT ALL THEY JUST WANTED MONEY . EVEN WHEN I TRIED TO DO IT TROUGH MY INS BECAUSE THEY TOLD ME THAT IF I SUBMITED A CLAIM WITH MARK CHRISTOHER MANUFACTOR THAT THEY CAN TAKE UP TOO 200 DAYS AND THERE IS NO WAY THAT I CAN BE WITHOUT MY SUV FOR THAT LONG AND KEEP PAYING FOR IT EVERY MONTH. I AM TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED AND I TOUGHT MARK CHRISTOPHER WOULD OF BEEN ABLE TO HELP IT SEEMED AS IF IT WOULD OF BEEN BETTER FOR ALL OFF US TO BURN OR EXPLODE IN THE VEHICLE AND THEN THEY WOULD OFF TAKEN SOME ACTION.
#41 of 67 Re: My GMC 2010 ACADIA CAUGHT ON FIRE [ojitosverdes]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:01 am)
We're happy to look into this further with you, ojitosverdes. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details, including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#42 of 67 2007 Acadia Engine Died
Jan 06, 2013 (6:59 am)
Wow! We too are experiencing the same problems as others on this forum. Our 2007 Acadia had the timing chain snap right before Christmas. Had it towed to Marty's GMC, where they informed us the engine was shot and they could replace it for approximately $7,000!
We were just out of warranty, and so opened a case with GM customer service. Case Number
Regional GM Manager went to dealership to inspect the engine and told us we had missed one oil change and the engine was too sludged up for them to do anything for us.
We then had a GM Technician from another dealership inspect the engine and he told us it was clean. Don't know where to turn next, but feels like we are being taken advantage of as others have been on this forum.
GM needs to step up and resolve these issues.
#43 of 67 Re: 2007 Acadia Engine Died [plymouthrock]
Jan 07, 2013 (11:58 am)
The timing chains were recalled.
#44 of 67 Re: 2007 Acadia Engine Died [megawatts74]
Jan 07, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I should have included in my post that the timing chain was replaced as part of the recall in august of 2010. This is the new 2 year old timing chain that broke.
#45 of 67 Re: 2007 Acadia Engine Died [plymouthrock]
Jan 08, 2013 (9:35 am)
I feel your pain. I well documented my troubles with GM on another thread about the transmissions. GM customer service actually helped me out quite a bit financially. My Acadia was low miles but a few months out of warranty. The local dealership I went to on the other hand, Thomas GMC of Johnstown PA, was a joke and incompetent. Needless to say, I traded in the Acadia the day after I got the car back, three weeks after it went in.
#46 of 67 Goodbye GM
Jan 10, 2013 (2:46 pm)
I have been a long time GM owner, still own my 1998 Chev pick up with over 215,000 miles on it. I currently drive a 2011 Impala, and my wife used to drive a 2007 GMC Acadia. That is until about a week and a half ago. Since then she has been using my mother's car.
Apparently the engine went out. 108,000 miles, and 6 months over the warranty. So I thought that GM may work with me a bit to keep me a customer, I guessed wrong. They closed the case and are going to do nothing. Basically saying pound sand.
Oh did I mention that at 82,000 miles the whole engine was torn apart to replace the transmission, and timing chain, guess that would have nothing to do with the fact that my engine became a pile of steaming poop.
Perhaps I can get some satisfaction when they get the class action suite going for the 2007 Acadia. What a total lemon.
Hello Ford, and Chrysler, goodbye GM. I will still hold true to american car companies, but the list just got shorter.
#47 of 67 Re: Goodbye GM [matt07]
Jan 11, 2013 (7:25 am)
I am not loyal to GM or any other U.S. maker anymore. I never owed a foreign vehicle before but I just traded the Acadia in on a Kia Sorento packed with every option they offer for less than the price of a base model of any American car in it's class with the best warranty in the industry and I couldn't be happier or prouder of my decision. The Kia I just bought has tons of power and can compete luxury wise with the top brands. And the Sorentos are built in Georgia. I am a union man, but that doesn't mean I am going to support these U.S. companies that sell hard working Americans heaps of junk and take advantage of them. Ford and Chrysler is just as guilty. Make quality vehicles and MAYBE I will come back. Til then, I am giving other companies an opportunity to win my business.
Jan 13, 2013 (8:56 pm)
We bought our 2011 GMC Acadia about a year and a half ago. In the last couple of months we have been experiencing problems with it. We keep getting the "engine power is reduced" message, then the vehicle stalls and wont start until it has been left for at least 20 minutes. I took it to the service department and the first time it went in they said that there was nothing wrong with it because nothing was showing up on the computer. The second time I took it in they said that the fuel pump needed to be replaced and that it would take at least a week. After the pump was replace it did it again while I was driving on the freeway! "Engine power is reduced" message then it stalled in the middle of the highway! Just a little dangerous! I took it back to the service department and they replaced the Fuel intake module.
A week later it wouldn't start when I got in it after work, called the shoppe, they took it over the weekend and again said that nothing was wrong with it. Then after work on this past Friday, it stalled while I was driving again! This is getting frustrating!
Just a side note, we have never let the vehicle run out of gas! That is what they thought at first!