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#505 of 798 Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned
Feb 22, 2013 (8:28 am)
">link title 2008 sle 70,000 miles I have been reading many gmc acadia forums regarding problems people are having with this nightmare of vehicle.
Out of all the problems i have had I think the only problem i haven't had is is the leaking problem
and that's only because I didn't buy the acadia with the sunroof.
I bough this car in April because my 1998 ford expedition was getting old and gas prices were getting pretty high. And I was doing a lot of traveling out of state, I was trying to buy something safer for my family.
Five years later here I am driving my 1998 expedition with no problems and my "better car" just sitting on my driveway.
It all started the first year when I was taking my daughter to Florida for cheer leading competition; I was just outside of Illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on'.It got me pretty worried just thinking that if I was in an accident the air bag wouldn't deploy but I had to keep going since I had to be in Florida the following day for competition thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to Chicago and it kept doing that for a long time; on when i was driving it and off when I wanted to take it to the dealer. so I left it alone for a while. Then the power steering started making that noise that a lot of people is having problems with. Than while still under warranty the suspension stared to make a lot of noise took it to the dealer and they replaced the tie rods and told my wife that she had a bad low beam headlight and they charge her $180.00 just to replace the bulb. Then the light on the other side needed to be replace and my nephew was able to replace it in about 5 to 10 minutes. Now there is a recall for that problem but I didn't know until recently but is to late to get a reimbursement for what i paid to have it fix; last day was Dec 31st 2012
then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore.
worked for a couple of days and its on again but I didn't take it back and now is past its warranty. Now I have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to Autozone to have the code read, came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid but the guy at autozone told me to add a good fuel injector cleaner and that that may make the light go away' Didn't work and now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting
pretty hard some times and then a few days ago I was driving on the freeway coming home when I notice the rpms at about 4000 to 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts from half of tank that i had left to empty back and forth luckily i was almost home and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back
with the same code for the solenoid plus codes p0700/p0716/p0717 was told it was the input speed sensor and I'm afraid the plate problem is going to be next. And I just don't have the money to spend on the car. Unfortunately I became disable a few months after I purchased the car and now I'm making 1/3 of what I was making before and my wife can't find a job'
she is currently working part time and working only 12 to 20 hours a week at minimum wage
and spending a lot more on gas since we have to use our other truck (expedition)that uses a lot more gas we are about breaking even but at least she feels she is working and waiting for something better to came along. Please if anybody has any advise please let me know if there is a class a law suit or anything legal that I could do. I just don't have the money to fix it.
I'm behind on my mortgage already i sure don't have the extra money to put on our "reliable and safe vehicle" I will really appreciate any help or advise for this problem.
Thanks in advance.
#506 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [ospajesasa]
Feb 22, 2013 (8:44 am)
My advice is to file a suit. That's the only way to get GM's attention. These people have produced a misbegotten vehicle that should never be on the road. It borders on the criminal. I've already contacted the Lemon Law attorneys and from their assessment, it looks like I have a case. If GM had any ethics, they would buy your car back at the price you paid for it, or give you a new one. When they screw up and can't stay in business, we bail them out. When they screw up and leave the customers stranded, they hide behind their "policies." My policy is to get what I paid for. I paid for a car - not a garage queen.
#507 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [ospajesasa]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:09 am)
Have you already been in contact with Customer Assistance regarding these difficulties with your Acadia? If not and if you would like for us to check into this further, 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).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#508 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [dagger6]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:55 am)
Thank you very much for your advise dagger. I will try to look into that. I don't use the computer to much and knew little about all the problems that gmc acadia owners are having I just thought I had bad luck with this car. I think that what's not going to help me is that I didn't take it to the dealer a lot because I knew they were just going to wiggle the harness and make the light go way. I could do that myself. and about the power steering noise all they said was that they didn't hear it and they couldn't find anything wrong with it.
But now that i"m having the check engine, air bags and transmission light on I don't have warranty or or money to get it fix and I don't have a lot of documentation to prove all the problems that I"m having.
I know I'm probably asking for to much but I would really appreciate if you or anybody can point me in the right direction about how to file a suit or complaint I'm not very smart when it comes to computers.
Thanks again for your help.
#509 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [gmcustsvc]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:59 am)
Thanks Sarah. I will do that. hopefully I and many others can find a solution to
#510 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [gmcustsvc]
Feb 22, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Can you put me in contact with GMC? I own a 2007 GMC Acadia that has similar transmissions problems as listed above and I also had to shell out $800 to replace a faulty aib sensor in the passengers side seat two days before my son was born? My wife refused to ride in it to the hosptial until it was fixed. How does the people at GMC sleep at night knowing they sell so many 2007 Acadia's with all these problems?
#511 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [chrisfloyd]
Feb 25, 2013 (6:01 am)
Good morning chrisfloyd,
Congratulations on your new addition! We can be reached via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation) or the GMC Customer Assistance Center can be reached at 800-462-8782 (Hours: Mon to Sat, 8am to 9pm ET; Closed Sunday).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#512 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [gmcustsvc]
Feb 25, 2013 (6:11 am)
I sent this information in via e-mail on Friday and I will just wait for a respond from GMC Customer Assistance about my issues.
#513 of 798 Re: Acadia. most expensive and worst vehicle I have ever owned [gmcustsvc]
Feb 25, 2013 (7:54 am)
Contacting GMC using the method you provided did not go as here is the response I just received from Brandon. This makes me mad becuase it appears that Brandon did not read my question is an only reply with a script message. Got to love the customer service at GMC. GMC needs to address the flawed transmission in all 2007 GMC Acadias and not divert the blame.
Thank you for contacting us. You have the right to expect long-term reliable
performance from your vehicle. Every effort has been made to assure excellent
quality for our customers.
However, many factors are involved in the overall appearance and performance of
your vehicle. GMC provides an excellent warranty to protect you from unexpected
concerns and repairs, but no manufacturers warranty is unlimited. Your warranty
has expired due to both age and mileage and unfortunately we are unable to offer
any assistance with this matter.
GM Customer Service
#514 of 798 Re: Acadia transmission nightmare [dagger6]
Feb 25, 2013 (8:06 am)
How can I get added to the class action lawsuit against GMC for the transmission issues with the 2007 GMC Acadia? I am not getting any help from GMC on this matter and I believe that they(GMC) should be held accountable for these transmission flaws with or with a warranty. (Lemon Law)