Re: 2012 Acadia big repairs..what to do?
As for the A/C not working... I have a 2010 that has an A/C problem. When turned on, my A/C button blinks 3 times, also, which means the car won't let the compressor turn on because it senses a problem. The first thing I tried was recharging the system to see if it was low on "Freon". After adding a can, the A/C worked and I had cool air coming out of the vents. This confirmed that the compressor worked. I had A/C for the rest of the day, but the next day... nothing. I now assume I have a leak in one of the hoses. I suspect it is the low pressure hose because I think I may have seen what looked like some vapor briefly coming from the area of the radiator, where the low pressure hose goes next to, while I was charging the system.
I agree with the others who say to get a 2nd opinion. Dealer service departments are out to do as much work as they can on their customers cars. They often want to replace entire systems instead of just fixing the part or issue that needs fixing.
2010 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD Quicksilver w/Ebony Leather<br />7 pass. seating<br />Duel Sunroof<br />DVD<br />Nav.