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#193 of 600 2012 Acadia Transmision Issue
Jun 02, 2012 (11:51 am)
Recently purchased a new 2012 GMC Acadia... after 10 days the Transmission Failed... Vehicle had to be brought in on a Flatbed... then told by the Dealer they couldn't find anything wrong with the Car... Finally after demanding they take the vehicle out for a ride longer than up and around the block the Transmission failed... Told issue was a pressure valve... Now after having the car returned to me... believe vehicle shifts improperly... also has stalled when shifting from Reverse to Drive... Any comments, is anyone else having this problem... forget GMC... all I get to talk to is someone in South America...
Jun 03, 2012 (3:22 pm)
This is the first GM vehicle I have ever owned.
My transmission just went out at 71,000. The water pump went out as a result of overheating due to the transmission issue. My warranty expired last month. Dealership has to rehaul the transmission. They've had my car for a week and a half already. Looking at $3,100 for the transmission and $500 for the water pump. This is after I had a steering issue that took over a week to fix. I noticed that day that the steering was having the issue all over again.
After reading so many people having similar issues, it seems GM should consider some type of major recall on this vehicle. I had been considering purchasing their Terrain, but I doubt I will go with another GM vehicle. Despite all the recalls (which I have had done), I really loved this car up until the last year. I'm very disappointed.
#195 of 600 Re: 2012 Acadia Transmision Issue [netrout]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:24 am)
What is your Service Request Number (71-**********)? We can look into the case if you would like to send either that number or the last 8 of the VIN to socialmediagm.com
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#196 of 600 Re: Transmission [ok_acadia]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:26 am)
I can understand your disappointment given the situation with your transmission. If we can look into this further with you, we'd be happy to do so. Please send us the following information to socialmediagm.com: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current address, and the name of your involved dealership.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#197 of 600 Acadia 2008 Transmission starting to fail for the second time
Jun 07, 2012 (7:28 pm)
I bought a GMC Acadia 2008 when it was at about 70,000 KM, after a few thousand kilometers the transmission broke, I went through a transmission repair (complete overhaul) for about 2,500 US$. The workshop doing the repair gave a 6month/10K warranty.
During the warranty, the link b/w the transmission and the engine leaked (red fluid), that was fixed within the warranty. Also have the vent/purge solenoid related emission issues, which I'm ignoring....
Now I am at about 88,000 KM and the problem is starting to happen again, the reverse gear has started to become very unresponsive and gerky at times.
I am really fed-up with this GMC Acadia transmission. Sami-ali has already posted his experience about this card in Saudi Arabia, so I don't know if someone will help me.
I want to immediately sell this car if I have to get the transmission repaired again.
CAUTION to buyers, THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU BUY an Acadia.....particularly in the Middle East where you won't get the full 100k coverage.
This is really unfair from GMC, that they are continuing to ship this car without correcting the issue or doing a recall.
#198 of 600 Re: Acadia 2008 Transmission starting to fail for the second time [fharoon]
Jun 07, 2012 (10:06 pm)
I can see every one has had the same 2 issues - jerking while accelerating and freezing in one gear. I drive my 2007 Acadia in UAE. The jerking is caused by faulty engine mounting. The freezing in one gear is caused by overheating of the overspeed sensor. I observed that it happens after long low-speed trips around the city in hot weather.
My 3 friends bought Acadias following me, and all three have sold them with huge smiles on their faces and switched to Toyotas. I have been luckier so far...
#200 of 600 Re: 2012 Acadia Transmision Issue [netrout]
Jun 14, 2012 (6:42 pm)
Call GMC directly and ask to speak to the director of service. Tell them you feel that the vehicle is dangerous to drive express your concerns. As well look up lemon law in your state
#201 of 600 Re: Transmission [ok_acadia]
Jun 16, 2012 (11:01 am)
So, they've had my car for three weeks now. They rebuilt the transmission and my car was finally returned to me after two weeks. It ran fine going home that afternoon. On my way in to work the NEXT morning, I started having problems again. I took it back in. They pulled the transmission again. A week later, they tell me they can't find the problem so they are going to put in a whole new transmission.
I'm trading this car as soon as I get it back. I didn't have any problems with it until the warranty ran out. This has been a nightmare, especially since I live and work outside of the city.
#202 of 600 Re: Transmission [ok_acadia]
Jun 18, 2012 (1:29 pm)
So, now, they are saying because they had my car on the lift for so long, the struts went out and they had to order new ones to replace. Just another thing to be aware of, folks.