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My 2007 Acadia has also been giving me problems with the AC. We have had it into the shop now 3-4 times. They have recharged the ac and it seems to work for awhile but like others, there was no sign of a leak. I really can't afford a $3000 bill right now, and especially for something that should be working. It also sounds like that may not even fix it permanently. It is really uncomfortable for myself and my 3 year old son to go anywhere.
I have an 08 GMC Acadia. I have about 105,000 miles on it now. Over the winter I noticed that the AC was no longer working and the snowflake would not stay on it just flashed. I took it to the local Sears Service Center in MD and they said there was a hole in the line and it was caused by rubbing against the power steering line over the years. I have not checked with the GMC service center yet but was told by Sears that it was going to be expensive. I cannot afford to have this fixed right now and was told to go through GM Assistance. How much do they really cover and is this something I could have a local mechanic fix themselves if I just ordered the part. Sears did say that the part is a GM part and not something they carry.
Hi- I have a 2008 Acadia and was visiting Edmunds to look into other cars because my Acadia is a money pit that continues to have problems. I was even more surprised to read that most of the issues I have had seem to be common with other owners. My AC has not worked properly since I bought the car (used with 28k miles). I have asked the dealership to look at it previously and they told me I wasn't using it correctly. They said I need to let the hot air out of the car before I turn on the AC. Good advice for a hot car but at the time I really didn't think that would solve the AC problem. It has never worked well when it is over 90 degrees outside. Now the AC will just stop working completely in the front of the car. It typically happens after the car has been running for over an hour. I have taken it to the dealership and they can't recreate the problem so they have no solution for me. We just rented a car for a trip last week and I will have to do it again this week. I can't drive around dressed for business meetings in 90 degree weather with no AC. I also refuse to have a $38,000 car sitting in my garage that I can only drive it is cool outside. Additionally, I have had 2 other major (>$2000) repairs, which fortunately occurred 1000 miles before the warranty expired. I should have dumped it then! When they looked at the AC, they said the power steering has a leak which is a $1600 repair. I seem to be following the trend of other owners I have read about and expect I will continue to have more problems with this car. Unless someone has some hopeful advice for me, I am going to see if I can afford to dump it and never buy another GMC again. I am not sure I can afford to keep it. Ridiculous, expensive and very frustrating.
Sorry to hear of your concerns. I'd be happy to look further into this situation and discuss further. You are welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn:Andraya with your full contact information and VIN. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Got a 2008 Acadia SLT 2, just bought it in April. When i got it the A/c was working now it is kaput. Had it checked and was told that need a new compressor, condenser and dryer. The a/c guy say that it is not leaking but too much pressure is building. Claims my vehicle sholud only be topped up with 2 lbs of Freon. Took it to get a second opinion, the 2nd guy say it has too much pressure on the high side and he did not detect any leak (it has dye). we also search with a special light he has. He say there was only one lb of Freon in it and he refill. This was about 3 weeks ago. worked well since then. Now it is back to not getting any cool air. The 2nd guy opinion is that the Freon maybe evaporating into the compressor which is causing the high reading on the high side and I may have to change the compressor. Whats your opinion?
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