Only problem there is running the chance of breaking the windshield wiper crank arm that they replaced. Hopefully it wouldn't happen, but someones replacement just broke the other day, mentioned in the recall thread.GeoHawk said:I wonder if priming the system (running a non-heated cycle), as MedicRxDoc did, prior to using the heated system may be necessary in some instances. .
How do you know that the fluid that came out was heated? I remember hearing that this is a small reservoir that the heated WWF system uses. When I sprayed mine after it turned off, I just assumed that it was the regular temp fluid. I didn't see any puffs of steam like I do when it is really cold and use the heated fluid.wfyehl said:so it heated up the fluid some
The fluid steamed when I tried it just like when it does when it doesn't turn off. It might not have been as hot, I didn't measure it. As cold as it has been here (2 degrees F with wind chills close to -15), I tried the washer fluid without heating it, and it just froze on the windshield. Since it steamed and didn't freeze on the windshield, I gather that it indeed heated up some.MedicRxDoc said:How do you know that the fluid that came out was heated?
Great NEWS!tm59 said:Bonk,
Had my system repaired yesterday... new heating unit, covered under warranty. Now works great, dealer said no problem getting parts ( but he may not know it's discontinued due to manufacturer going out of business)
I'm back to being a happy Acadia owner! ;D
Build Date?Lyth said:
gbakay said:According to the GM Distribution Update the heated windshield washer was deleted...
Week of 9/29/2008
Effective 9/29/2008, the following changes will be made to the Vehicle Order Guide:
Interior section-(PDD) Convenience Package, deleted entirely.
Interior section-(VBS) Limited Promotion Option, Remote vehicle starter system, changed footnote 1 to read "Requires (BTV) Remote vehicle start. Not available with Fleet or Government orders."
Interior section-(BTV) Remote vehicle start, deleted footnote 1 entirely. Also, moved the RPO code to the Free Flow RPO Code column.
Exterior section-(XA7) Windshield washer fluid system, heated, deleted entirely.
Exterior section-(QT5) Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum, changed the symbol from "A" to "--".
As for the 2007-08 Acadia's with the heated windshield washer, I'm guessing there are no replacement parts since the manufacturer claimed bankruptcy. As far as I know, they were the only company producing heated windshield washers.
Are you out of warranty? If not go to another dealer. Has the recall expired?meanmarv said:Does anyone have the procedure for changing the heater module for the washer fluid. 2007 Acadia that quit working and dealer says they will not warranty even though it exhibited all the symptoms of the recall. I can get the heater for $50.00 less and it should not be that hard to install.
I don't recall the details as I don't have it on my 09 and my 07 Outlook didn't fall in the recall, but your probably right. But, if he is still in the warranty period they are obligated to replace it, as long as he didn't take a hammer to it.zman said:I thought the recall simply added an in-line fuse or something for safety, did it not? I do not think it involved replacing the heating module. That may be why the dealer can not or will not replace it.
If the supplier is out of business and no parts available I think he is going to have a hard time getting it replaced. I am not sure if there is a legal out or not but I recall dealers simply disconnecting it and telling people to pound sand when others have tried to have a defective unit replaced.khansen30 said:I don't recall the details as I don't have it on my 09 and my 07 Outlook didn't fall in the recall, but your probably right. But, if he is still in the warranty period they are obligated to replace it, as long as he didn't take a hammer to it.