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#221 of 600 2008 acadia transmission problems
Jul 29, 2012 (7:19 am)
I loved my 2008 GMC acadia .... but it has been at the dealership for 2 weeks now having the transmission rebuilt. It has 96, 000 miles and I was 300 miles from home when the trouble started. Apparently, after reading several post from this forum ... it is the 3,5, R wave plate failure. There are also 3 other acadias in this town that just had the same problem. This is so disappointing because I really liked this car but now feel it is not reliable and scared that this will happen again. I am suppose to get the car back tomorrow, but considering selling/trading .....too worried about being on the highway and not feeling safe!
#222 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Jul 30, 2012 (6:21 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. I would definitely recommend asking the dealer about the parts and labor warranty on the transmission. Please keep me updated on what you plan to do. I am happy to assist you in anyway possible. Please feel free to email me directly.
GM Customer Service
#223 of 600 Re: 2007 GMC Acadia transmission problems [lclancey]
Jul 30, 2012 (8:30 am)
I apologize for your frustrations and inconvenience. Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. If you would please email me your VIN and involved dealer I am happy to look into this for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
GM Customer Service
#224 of 600 Re: 2007 GMC Acadia transmission problems [ken171]
Jul 30, 2012 (6:33 pm)
How is the transmission rebuild going? If we can look into anything, please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com (include the last 8 of your VIN and contact information).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#225 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Jul 31, 2012 (12:29 pm)
I'm told yet again today that they just can't get the part fixed and running right. This is extremely frustrating and I don't know what to do. 15 days with no car - and at this point not sure when I will get it back. Very disappointed with GMC. Looking for a new car now .....
#226 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Jul 31, 2012 (1:37 pm)
I am so afraid that is what is happening with me. I call the service dept. at the Gm dealer and no one is returning my callse is calling me back.
#227 of 600 Re: 2007 Acadia Transmission Dangerous Problems [madatgmc]
Aug 01, 2012 (7:26 am)
I agree 100%... My tranmission went out with the same kind of problem over the weekend while my 17 year old son was driving, now the dealership wants to charge me 1500.00 just too look at it and then figure out how much more it will be to fix it... Really mine is all highway driving as well. I am just wondering why we even pay for extended warranty, because obvisously GM is telling us that any car over 100,00 miles does not last... I am not happy about this because its about the 6th thing Ive had done to the vehicle!!!!
#228 of 600 2007 GMC Acadia Transmission Problems
Aug 01, 2012 (7:36 am)
Well here I am again... This is the third major thing that has happened to my 2007 Acadia..
I am fed up, I fell that GM cars do not last past 100,000 miles which is ridiculious. I will never buy another GM car, I will buy Ford from now on.
I had to have all new timing chains put on 103,000 miles, had to have my Service Tire sensor fixed at 112,000 miles, I have done all the re-calls for the sun-roof leak, the heated windshield fluid, and whatever else hs been re-called on this vehicle!!!
My 17 year old son was driving my car in heavy traffic on a majoy highway when the car just stopped and then he could only get it to go 30 mph. He is lucky he was not rear ended. I took it to the dealer, it will not go over 30 mph and reverse. They told me they think it is the Wy plate and it will be at least $1500.00 just to get into the transmission and see what the problem really is.. Come on $1500.00??? Seems very high and then charge me for the parts and labor to get it all back together. I am soo mad and upset because I need my vehicle, so sice I am sure GM will not do anything to help with the cost I have to fix it just to trade it on a different vehicle because this one can not be trusted!!!! SAD SAD SAD that Gm cars wont last!!! Especially when I paid $40,000 for it 5 years ago. Thanks GM for nothing!!!
#229 of 600 Re: 2007 Acadia Transmission Dangerous Problems [rbahnsen]
Aug 01, 2012 (7:38 am)
After this happened to me I made a call to GM executive in Detroit. I keep telling them they need to look into this problem because it is not only happening to me and it is a major safety concern. But they DO NOT care the women is like oh ok I will call you on Friday. Really GM! I wish there was something we could do to get them to listen. When and if I get my car back I will be getting rid of it, which sucks because I still owe a lot of money on it but if I have to take the loss I will just to be safe.
#230 of 600 Re: 2007 GMC Acadia Transmission Problems [rbahnsen]
Aug 01, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Unfortunately, to "check" the wave plate the entire engine/trans/suspension/steering assembly needs to be dropped from the vehicle in order to access the side cover of the trans which needs to be removed to access the 3-5-r clutch and wave plate. Some techs will try and do this without dropping the whole thing from the vehicle and are successful, sometimes. However, if it isn't the wave plate it still has to be put back together again. If it has no reverse or grinds or bumps in reverse, chances are extremely high it is a wave plate issue. Usually there is a code stored as well. Typically something about shaft speed sensor error. Thankfully, none of the wave plate repairs I've been a part of or witness too have ever come back with a repeat failure. That is, as long as the trans was completely disassembled and all the metal wave plate "leavings" were cleaned out and a new filter installed.