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#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.
#231 of 600 Same Exact Problems
Aug 01, 2012 (3:13 pm)
One simple search and you should see the pages and pages of posts by gmc owners about their transmissions crapping out within months/days of the warranty expiring. One call to a local GMC dealer and they have three or four acadias in line in front of us that need transmissions fixed. When will GMC do something more than "check on the status of the rebuilds"?
I have an '07 Acadia with 67k miles. My warranty expired March 02 of this year. So tomorrow will be five months out of warranty. Just this last Monday (two days ago), while driving to pick up my kids, Our sunroof leaking mobile decided that was all she wrote. She started skipping/catching while trying to shift and within minutes alarms were going off "Shut off Engine!", "Shut off A/C!", "Engine Overheated Shut off Engine!" I was able to coast into a local church as antifreeze began to pour (not drip mind you but pour) out from underneath. I shut off the truck, removed the keys, and opened the door and the alarms were still going off. I literally had to turn the vehicle back on and off three times to get the warning bells to shut up. I had to have the vehicle towed - the diagnosis was that I needed a new water pump and a new A/C belt. 450$ later .......I go to drive it this morning for the first time to work. I noticed it was still catching again but it only did it once. I made it safetly the whole 6 miles away that I work. When I get in it this afternoon to go pick up the kids the catching increased in frequency so I immediately turned around and went home. My husband drove it the 9 miles to the shop that had just replaced the water pump the day before and literally had to drive it in the emergency turn lane the whole way there because it refused to shift over third, and while trying to back out of our driveway; the reverse decided to crap out as well.
A tech there informed us that it needs a new transmission; we called the local GM dealer and he is arranging to have it towed up there tomorrow to have it fixed ( the dealer is being more than helpful)....but will probably be 500$ out of pocket and a time frame of at least 3 weeks because he is so backed up with other transmission probs right now.
So we are close to a grand out on this vehicle in less than three days for a problem that a large % of 07/08 Acadia owners seem to be having. I am also out of a vehicle for at least a month as well.
Have any of you had any luck with recouping any of the $ that you've had to put out for any of these related issues?
I have never owned a vehicle that has had so many recalls and problems! My husband and I are seriously considering getting it fixed and then trading it in for anything else but a GM product. However, even if we decide the keep the lemon, we will never buy another GM product again. GM's customer service would really have to come in and save the day on that one to make us want to change our minds. I was getting by with our duct tape fix on our unusable leaking sunroof - but this is beyond my level of patience.
#232 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Aug 02, 2012 (6:05 am)
17 days and counting .... STILL do not have my car back .....and I still have no answers. This is ridiculus and I am very disappointed with GMC ... I think at this point a new transmission is the OBVIOUS answer. I just want the car back so I can get rid of it.
#233 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Aug 02, 2012 (6:50 am)
If warranty is paying for the repair and a rebuild is $100 less than a new trans, you won't get the new trans. At least that's what I've seen so far unless management or GM step in. Still no guarantees though.
#234 of 600 Re: 2008 acadia transmission problems [acadia08tn]
Aug 02, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Well, another phone call and still no answers. Yet another part was ordered and still can't get it right. What is the deal GM? Why isn't this in the news? This is a major problem that even the dealer agrees with. I think that GM should just buy the car back since they don't think anything is wrong with it.
#235 of 600 Re: 2007 Acadia Transmission Dangerous Problems [rbahnsen]
Aug 02, 2012 (7:20 pm)
If we can look into this issue with your transmission further, please send the following information to us at socialmediagm.com: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#236 of 600 Re: transmission and service [pallman]
Aug 03, 2012 (12:50 am)
I have a 2007 Acadia that has been in and out of the shop 6 times since November, every time for the same problems I read other 2007 Acadias are experiencing! I personally know 3 other owners of 2007 Acadias and we are all in the same boat, constantly in the shop and pissed off. We need to start a support group!
Our transmission died JUST over our 70K warranty was up (sound familiar?) we had to tow it to the dealer from our driveway.
If this is such a common problem why won't GM recall and fix it? These cars are not safe and we are a one car family of 5 that needs a reliable vehicle! When you purchase a defective product you should be able to return it, or at the very least have it fixed free of charge. I'm disappointed in GM.
At this point I'll pay a lawyer before I pay more to fix my Acadia.