This presents a safety issue, because a complete failure in the system is then going to occur while driving on public roadways and may result in a crash prior to getting the vehicle to the dealership for repairs. The passenger side air bag indicator would say no one when someone was sitting in it and while driving blink between the two. I have it aligned, tires rotated, and I cannot get a smooth ride. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated intermittenlty. Had never been notified this vehicle had defective parts that could have been replaced under a warranty extension.
The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 16,000. Cars where veering around us! The front end damage was repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. Upon doing some research I have found that several vehicles of this model type are suffering from failed power steering pumps. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated intermittenlty.
Again while traveling down the road the steering completely cuts out. Despite these repeated trips and repairs to fix the problem, the power steering still goes out or is stiff. Steering box and power steering pump on car seem very underpowered. We all pay good money for these vehicle's and to have this much trouble out of them there not worth what we pay for them we are getting cheated out of our hard earned money. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized an abnormal noise sounded from the steering unit.
I should not have to pay for vehicle defects that are common in all of the vehicles. I have never owned such a lemon! Car has only 96,000 never been in accidents. Then got more often and much worse. But said it was probrably the steering pump. As I got on the highway, motor revved but transmission did not engage. Complaint Number: 10499732 Incident Date: February 20, 2013 Date Added to File: February 22, 2013 Description of the Complaint: Parts inside the power steering pump destroyed causing metal filings in the power steering fluid. This vehicle has had so many recalls automatic lift gate, air bag warnings, power steering pump and hose.
This problem needs to be fixed. Complaint Number: 10514456 Incident Date: May 31, 2013 Date Added to File: May 31, 2013 Description of the Complaint: Steering column makes a grinding noise when you turn in either direction. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. This is especially true requires more than normal amounts of torque when the speed of the steering wheel input is increased to perform sharp turns or low speed maneuvering. I am a single mother of two and I need a dependable vehicle not one that is malfunctioned! Not sure if the airbags would deploy or not. This is not something I can afford to go out on my vehicle at this time. They tell me that it was a dead battery cell and that my battery is located in the floor of this vehicle behind the passenger seat.
Mine has a whine in the power steering pump. I do a lot of highway travel now so my miles have added up quickly in the last year and a half. This sounds like a manufacturing defect due to either design of the seals or incompatible steering fluid being installed at the factory that adversely affects the seals. I am out my down payment as well as 2 almost 700. They looked at the steering rack that they had replaced and told me that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the new part they had replaced.
Sometimes, the power steering cuts out and it is very difficult to move the steering wheel. I could probably recover if it did, I'm just glad my wife wasn't driving it with my children when it decided to fail!! The issue only last a few seconds, then returns to normal. Even turning a corner when not accelerating. All three events came on same trip!. After that things seemed fine for a few months or so. There is no repeatable scenario to demonstrate the failure. I was able to man handle the vehicle into a parking area that was sparsely occupied and did not hit anything.
It returned to normal after about 10 seconds. When I'm reading all those recall issues I'm getting worried about my kids safety. We know several others having the same problem with 2008 acadia and have found many forums of people discussing their issues and it appears that the 2008 has the greatest amount of issues. Since then, the throttle body at 84,000 miles. He is having the same problem with steering, and dealer told him it was not covered.
They didn't put my tire guards all the way back on its missing screws. The manufacturer was contacted and offered financial assistance with the repairs. Service at collection auto told me to replace the position sensor. Could never duplicate for tech. It then again happened, but total steering failure while turning into a shopping center across oncoming traffic. I looked online and was shocked to see so many issues with the steering of this vehicle.