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Author Topic: 08 Acadia problems....  (Read 3518 times, 8 Replies)
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« on: March 10, 2011, 07:04:45 AM »

Hello all,  Well, overall  our Acadia has been a great SUV, until last week.......

 1st. The engine has started surging like it is trying to cut off while truck is in park and idling.

2nd.  There is a whining noise coming from the steering,  I have read on this and think it’s the rack and pinion going bad??

3rd. We have got our first check engine light.  On star told us that it’s a problem with Emissions Control.

4th. Air Bag Check is being displayed all the time now??

5th. The Remote start has stopped working??  After hitting the lock button and attempting to remote start you can hear ( I guess the Fuel pump ) like it is going to start and then nothing…..

6th. Drivers headlight went out… this was fun to change…  haha..  REALLY GM.. REALLY


I am going to take it in this morning to get it looked over….. 75k miles and BAM… we get hit,

Also check this out, other day the speakers just quit working??? Kids still able to use their headphones but nothing from speakers… we hit the On-Star and they came through but nothing else… Stopped for some gas and when we started back up … working….Huh?  No clue and no issues since??? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 07:30:44 AM »

That's frustrating; let us know what your dealer comes up with  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 08:44:59 AM »

Remote start is disabled when the check engine light is on.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 09:01:21 AM »

Remote start is disabled when the check engine light is on.

Oh that's right; well that explains one of the issues
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 01:47:04 PM »

he didnt mention it- but Cruise control will also be disabled if the CEL is on.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 09:00:28 PM »

Mine is an 07 with many of the same issues that just started recently.  Please let me know what your dealership says.  So do you have an extended warranty?
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 08:24:28 AM »

OK got it back from the dealership the other day.
Problem #1 – was told nothing was coming back on the computer/codes, technician was unable to find any issue and of course it wouldn’t repeat problem for them…
Problem #2 – They only added fluid… really.. I am pretty good about maintaining my vehicles, I know that when the whining started I checked and topped off power steering fluid, but at least its quiet..
Problem #3 – Was told they changed out a solenoid..  the technician was unavailable so I am not sure to exact part?
Problem #4 – This was a recall issues…..
Problem #5 – Yes you guys where correct anytime the check engine light is on remote start is disabled…

Was informed that the amplifier may be becoming faulty.  Speaker issue?
And I didn’t get the extended warranty … I am a believer to never buy one….  So $300 bucks later ( they also shampooed the carpet and detailed interior) our Acadia is back home and doing great….
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 03:01:02 PM »

Brought mine in today for Air Bag light / service msg.

They noticed the corrosion in the connector terminal pins at the connection between the body main wiring harness. They reroute and secure harness with tie strap. This was covered under a "recall" is what the tech said.

I also had it in for power steering whine. I've already posted what they did in the PS whine 2009 thread but nutshell is they replaced the "power steering gear" which I'll assum is the rack?
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 02:32:58 PM »

Dear andyw715,

I have read your post about your results with the dealership.  I am glad that they were able to take care of the Air Bag light situation.

Are you enjoying a quiet ride since they performed the repair on the power steering?

Michelle, GMC Customer Service
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