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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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My 09 is having starting problems

Hello All,

I have an 09 jewel red that was bought back in Sept. 09. on 4 different occassions the car would not start on the first try.
There is no security lights flashing on the dash and everything turns on electrical, except the car won't start. It just happened today for my wife and after 10 mins. of trying it started. She drove it to the dealer and they ran a diagnostic and couldn't find anything wrong with the car. The dealer's mechanic is taking it home tonight to try and see if the car will not start for him (and I hope it does not start for him). They said, that with out knowing what's wrong with the car, they wouldn't know what to fix. Please advise if anyone has any new info with this issue.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 06:41 PM
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Re: My 09 is having starting problems

I wonder if the Ignition switch is getting faulty...

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it was usually the ignition switch...

stuff like unable to shut off---
unable to start
and bunch of other electrical gremlins.

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Hello All,

I have an 09 jewel red that was bought back in Sept. 09. on 4 different occassions the car would not start on the first try.
There is now security flashing on the dash[/color] and everything turns on electrical, except the car won't start. It just happened today for my wife and after 10 mins. of trying it started. She drove it to the dealer and they ran a diagnostic and couldn't find anything wrong with the car. The dealer's mechanic is taking it home tonight to try and see if the car will not start for him (and I hope it does not start for him). They said, that with out knowing what's wrong with the car, they wouldn't know what to fix. Please advise if anyone has any new info with this issue.

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Did the security message flash on the previous no starts? The 10 mins makes me think something is wrong with security. How are you locking/arming the vehicle; meaning are you using the fob, inside door lock switch?

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No the security light didn't flash the other times as well. (sorry about the typo). We usually lock/unlock the doors with the key fob on entering and exiting the car. we use the door lock inside the car only when we are already inside it. I have also reprogrammed the keys to the instruction in the owner's manual.

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Could you post your model year and trim level for your Acadia and do you have the DIC (Driver's Information Center)? I see you stated that you use the inside door switch to lock the doors; if you have a DIC you can set the door lock settings there.

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Re: My 09 is having starting problems

I hope it fails for the tech, too. They work harder to solve an intermittent problem if it happens to them! Even if they only get it to fail once, they will know it's not an apparition. The way you describe it this sounds almost like an intermittent failure of the starter relay. Keep us posted on the outcome.

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I have a 2009 SLT-1 Fwd and it does have a DIC and the door locks are currently set to lock after the last door closed. But sometimes I have to be quicker especially with my 6 year old.

I too hope the problem will occur for the mechanic. This is the 3rd time back at the dealer. We love the Acadia and would like it to just run smoothly.

Will post the outcome of this issue. Thanks

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Well the out come of the mechanic's test drive is nothing bad happen. It ran perfect. He took it 22 miles in one day and stopped at different locations and let it rest for various amount of time and it started up every time. They suggested that I carry both sets of keys and if it happens again to try the 2nd key. If the 2nd key starts it up right away then they would order me a new key for the first one and reprogram it. Besides that they have no idea what it could be.
The service dept. did say that if it happens' again and i am within the city to give them a call and they will drive out to my location to see why the car won't start. Hopefully this is true and they do see first hand the issue.
I will update this posting if it happens again and we have a better resolution. Besides that safe driving everyone.

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how about video camera?

record when the gremlin pops up

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I will try to have my video camera handy just in case it does happen again. My wife took pictures of the dash board last time and that helps a little the service person said. Thanks

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