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#446 of 597 2008 GMC Acadia Transmission Problem
Jan 14, 2013 (9:13 pm)
I purchased a used 2008 GMC Acadia on June 16, 2012. The warranty ran out last month, the beginning of December '12 when it rolled over 100,000 miles. When the vehicle had about 100,300 miles on it, I started thinking the transmission was shifting hard. Wouldn't you know it would wait until the warranty ran out on it? Now it has a little over 101,000 miles on it and there is definitely a huge problem. I've had it to two transmission shops and have done my share of checking up on it on the internet. It seems that GM knows that there was a huge problem with the 2007-2008 transmissions going out but to my knowledge they haven't implemented a recall to resolve the problem. I "was" sold on General Motors after owning a 2001 Tahoe which has 350,000+ miles on it and has never had anything done to it! When it came time for me to buy another vehicle this past June, I wouldn't even consider anything but General Motors. Now I'm starting to wonder if my decision was right! If it is a proven fact (and obviously based on all of the posts on every blog I've read) it is....GM could at least fix the problem with the transmission(s) on these faulty vehicles. I'm at the point now that if I could get rid of this vehicle I would but they wouldn't trade with me because I've only had the car 7 months and would be too far upside down in the debt if they had to repair the car!!! I can't afford to put $3000 or more into repairs and then trade! I have to admit, I've gone to other dealers to look at their vehicles. I don't know if I can still be convinced that GM is the best when I've only had this vehicle 7 months and it can't be driven unless I sink a wad into it so close to the end of the warranty!!!
#447 of 597 Re: 2008 GMC Acadia Transmission Problem [toolie]
Jan 15, 2013 (4:26 am)
GM is a joke... I too own a 2007 acadia and had the transmission go out on me as well and after 4000.00 later GM was so gracious to give me a 100.00 dollar letter of credit to use as I need to on oil changes or any other repairs.. Are you kidding me 100.00 does not even cut it.. I will never ever own another GM maufactured car ever again. GM knows there is a problem with all the 2007 -2008 transmissions but refuse to recall them so the customers just keep paying for their ignorant mistake of using a cheap part that they knew would end up failing..
GM should be sued by all of us that have been forced to pay for this transmission problem!!
Ohh it gets better the other day it was raining and the water was pouring through my back seat lights!! Literally pouring through them and all I could do was laugh thinking that GM is such a joke!! Good luck to you
#448 of 597 2008 Acadia Transmission Issue
Jan 15, 2013 (7:07 am)
My wife's came home on Saturday to tell me that the transmission won't shift and was lucky to get back home. I went out to check out the problem and discovered that the car also would not go into reverse. I have a OBD II reader and plugged it in for error codes. It reported a P0700 code transmission system failure. I checked the freeze frame codes and there was a code (don't have that number on hand) indicating that solenoid D was stuck. Well we made an appointment at the local dealer and I wasn't too worried thinking that it was still in warranty. When we dropped off the car yesterday, we were informed that the in service date was November of 07 therefore missing out on the warranty by a little over a month (just our luck). She doesn't even have 50,000 miles on the car. The dealer quickly indicated it would be $100.00 for a diagnoses. I can see that this is really going to hurt my pocket book when this is all over.
My question: after reading all these problems with the transmissions on these vehicles, if they have to rebuild it will they replace all the problem parts like the wave plate and other solenoids? Or will they just fix the immediate problem. Or will the just put in a rebuilt transmission? Regardless, who has a few grand lying arround....this is going to hurt my family big time!!
#449 of 597 Re: 2008 GMC Acadia Transmission Problem [toolie]
Jan 15, 2013 (11:44 am)
If we can check into this further (although we can't promise any results up front), please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#450 of 597 Update on 2008 Acadia transmission
Jan 17, 2013 (9:48 am)
Well, the dealer called me to state we needed a new transmission. He gave us 2 options, a rebuilt one for $3800.00 with a 12 month warranty or a new one for $4000.00 with a 3 year warranty. What the hell kind of option is this??? You would have to be a moron to not go with the new one with the 3 yr warranty after all when your talking thousands of dollars, what a couple of hundred more. He said that he sat down and talked to his manager and they agreed to help payment through the GM customer assistance program and take off 40%. I guess its better than nothing but I agree with Toolie. There are problems with the transmissions and they should have been recalled. I guess because it was not a saftey issue, we are all stuck paying the bill on these vehicles. I too used to thing that a GM was a upper class vehicle being a luxary to own one. Now I am thinking that you have to be upper class to pay for the repairs on their vehicles. I scraped to purchase this vehicle thinking it was reliable and well built and would last a long time. This is still going to cost me over $2500.00. GM never again!
#451 of 597 Re: Update on 2008 Acadia transmission [dennyboy00]
Jan 17, 2013 (12:17 pm)
We're sorry that you have to replace the transmission on your Acadia, dennyboy00. Let us know how the replacement goes! If you had any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 of your VIN, and a summary of the concern).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#452 of 597 Transmission problems 2007 Acadia
Jan 17, 2013 (7:05 pm)
I have had difficulties with my SUV as well, overheating, all the recalls, and now right after the warranty runs out my transmission gives out....I think GM should compensate all consumers on these problem vehicles they charged us an arm and a leg for. Never again will I buy a GMC or any byproduct by the company. I am disappointed with the SUV even though I loved it.
#453 of 597 Re: Transmission problems 2007 Acadia [lisadeh72]
Jan 18, 2013 (7:39 am)
We're sorry that you've had troubles with your Acadia. If you would like for us to check work with you through the process of getting the transmission repaired, please contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#454 of 597 Re: Transmission problems 2007 Acadia [gmcustsvc]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:24 am)
Good luck they won't do a thing for you but they are sorry...
#455 of 597 Re: Transmission problems 2007 Acadia [lisadeh72]
Jan 18, 2013 (4:00 pm)
Little consolation now, but in the future when you have an overheating problem it's wise to change your oil and transmission fluid. For example, the overheating could cause the transmission fluid to boil and weaken the fluid's protection properties. Most late model vehicles use aluminum parts in the transmission which heats up much faster than steel. As a result, the transmission's parts wear out faster with an overheating situation. Good luck.