Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM
You are in the GMC Acadia
What is this discussion about?
GMC Acadia, Transmission, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
Oct 08, 2013 (11:08 am)
We also just had ours go out...it was the wave plate as so many of us are experiencing; GM of course refused to take any portion of the repair. $2400.00 dollars later, I only have a one year warranty on the repair. I would be willing to file anything that will get GM to fix this issue. I think a class action is desperately needed in this situation... I requested time and time again to speak with the decision maker at GM, but they were too busy to even return my call. At least some of you have gotten some assistance.
#790 of 798 Re: GM Wave plate [arbrumley]
Oct 08, 2013 (5:26 pm)
Good luck with customer service but I will go ahead and warn you they are a joke. GMC has been aware of this issue with the wave plate since day1 and have yet to own up to it. You would be better off filing a complaint with DOT. If enough people do this then GMC will be forced to issue a recall and fix these vehicles or take them off the roads. GMC is a joke.
Go here to file a complaint. Maybe they will take us serious if enough people file on the site below. spread the word
#791 of 798 Re: GMC wave plate issue [chrisfloyd]
Oct 17, 2013 (7:31 am)
According to the NHTSA they only have 97 complaints regarding the 2008 Acadia "transmission" so please file a report! This should have been a recall. GMC has known about the issue and are still putting our safety at risk to save money. My Acadia is in for a second time for a complete transmission re-build.
#792 of 798 Re: GMC wave plate issue [ewalker3]
Oct 17, 2013 (7:56 am)
What about 2007 or the Acadia in general?
#793 of 798 Lemon Law?
Nov 02, 2013 (12:04 am)
I bought myself a "new" car 2 1/2 months ago - fully loaded 2008 GMC Acadia SLT 2 that I had been drooling over for quite some time. I was ecstatic! That lasted about two weeks. Since I bought it, it has been in the shop four times. First, it was the an air intake valve, then a CV boot, then an oil gasket... Now, for the last three weeks, its been sitting there waiting on a new transmission. When the extended warranty finally approved replacement with a rebuilt transmission, and the mechanic pulled the transmission out, he found that there was an oil leak and a coolant hose leaking which was another $1100 and now the warranty people have to come out again to give the okay to fix that stuff. Another week. Then today, I get another call. The brake master cylinder is bad and needs to be replaced. REALLY!?!! I'm a little scared. I'm paying a whole lot of money for this car and its been in the shop for the majority of the time I've owned it, while I'm driving some little joke of a rental I hate....and still making the payment for my dream car! And who is to say that the problems stop here? What will happen next? My kids and I drive hours every day.I'm concerened for our safety. at do I do? At what point does a car qualify as a lemon? and what are my options??
#794 of 798 Re: 2007 Transmission Wave Plate Club [acadia08tn]
Nov 06, 2013 (1:15 pm)
Couldn't believe all these comments. I have a 2007 Acadia. My wave plate broke also. My Acadia has 84,000 miles on it but its's 6 yrs old so you guessed it. It's on me to pay up. I did file a complaint with the NHTSA. My wife and grand babies were in the car when it broke on her. She luckily was able to veer off the road out of the way. Had it been rush hour who knows. Unfortunately it will take a major tragedy perhaps several major tragedies before they recall these. My dealership knew of the problem and agreed to help offset some of the costs. I bought my car here so they want repeat business. As these Acadias start getting mileage on them they will fail. It's not a matter of if but when. If you call GM it will fall on deafs ear. But call them anyway. We need to pound this problem until we get action. Save all your posts and letters. When this makes 60 minutes and GM denies they knew.
#795 of 798 Re: 2007 Transmission Wave Plate Club [rer1]
Nov 06, 2013 (5:29 pm)
As soon as the transmission is fixed you'll be better off getting rid of the Acadia. Besides the transmission, the timing belts tend to stretch on these vehicles leading to catastrophic engine failure. Check out the Cadillac CTS message boards for engine problems as the CTS has the same engine as the Acadia. Good luck.
#796 of 798 2007 Transmission Repeat
Nov 14, 2013 (12:41 pm)
Like so many others posting on this board....I am fed up.
I have had my 2007 GMC Acadia SLT-2 for a little over 2 years. It only had around 30,000 miles on it when I purchased it. I have replaced the struts out of my pocket. Warranty has fixed the steering wheel issue, flooding by the sunroof (twice), got an outstanding recall for the water pump but will not fix it unless it goes out before blah blah blah miles (then its my problem), and then at 46,000 miles I was out of town for the weekend in Atlanta on the interstate Friday afternoon at around 5 and it went out going around 65 miles an hour. I managed to get over to the far right and crawl to my exit which was several miles away. Once I parked it there was no forward only reverse. I was within my 5yr/100,000 by about 25 days. The service I received at this time was great from GM as I got a tow on Monday, a rental car, and drove back home and the dealership met me halfway on the following Friday (I did however miss work Monday,Tuesday and part of the day Friday).
Now at 68,500, have 22,000ish miles on this "rebuilt" transmission and last night it slipped while turning left from a red light and now it will not shift out of 1st gear. I am so frustrated right now. I have always been a firm believer in American made products.... but I am fed UP! I can't believe I am paying this much for a car and can't rely on it. It is a shame that we spend our hard earned money on a product we believe to be of quality, to only find out the company knows about these issues and rather than be proactive about fixing the issue only does what they have to in order to "get by" until it can be deemed your problem. I have tried both sides of the fence and I am going back. NISSAN here I come.
#797 of 798 Re: transmission and service [pallman]
Nov 29, 2013 (8:37 am)
My 2009 Acadia that just passed 100K miles did the same exact thing. My daughter was driving when she lost power and couldn't accelerate. Thankfully, she was able to safely pull off the road. It's hard to believe that GMC has not fixed this issue since this is a major liability if someone died as a result of this issue.
Nov 29, 2013 (3:42 pm)
Purchased and '07 Acadia in 2010 with 13000 miles on it. For the last 3 years for the most part it was problem free. Early this summer it developed a vibration problem. I naturally though it was the tires and had them balanced, balanced and balanced again to no avail. Tires were 2 years old so not much else I could do. Had a local garage look at it to see if there was another problem and found nothing. I said screw it and just drove it because I didnít want to drop another $800 or so for a new set of tires. Last Wednesday my wife was on her way home and the transmission started slipping and making a squealing sound. She got it home and we took it for a ride to the local Aamco. Was told torque converter was going and wave plate was what was squealing. Was told $3000 to fix with a partial overhaul and if the wave plate broke another $1000. Also took it to local GMC dealer and they told me basically same thing. This vehicle had a grand total of 44,000 miles on it and the transmission is shot and of course it is out of warranty. Needless to say I was pissed. This car was not abused and it is just insane for that to happen with only 44,000 miles on it. Decided I was not going to fix it and took it to a local dealer and explained the problem. Worked a deal to trade it and now have a 2011 4Runner. Donít know if GM reads these forums but I can tell you this I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER GM VEHICLE. What a load of bull.