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GMC Acadia Transmission problem

dukemalamutedukemalamute Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in GMC

Rats!! I wish GMC had put out a warning on the transmission problem. Mine went out with 81K and I bought it new from dealership, have done all maintenance through them except the stupid water pump that went out on the way back from the cemetery after my mother-in-laws funeral. When I got the notification about the water pumps being recalled, they would not reimburse me because I had the work done by my former mechanic who doesn't have computer generated service receipt like the dealership does. But they would replace the replacement. Really? As far as I know, my former mechanic put in a better one than the original. But, back to the transmission. So my dealership calls today to let me know it is the 'wave plate' yada yada yada and it's gonna cost $3k or I could get a new one for $4k, but there aren't any available anywhere and it would take probably 10 days to find one. Really? I think I know why they can't find a new one, after reading this discussion. So, I don't want to rent a car for 2 weeks so they are repairing it. I did like others: researched this car and had high hopes to run it till they didn't make parts anymore. Didn't expect that to be at only 81K. I think my dealership has tried to be very good to me and I feel that General motors needs to take care of their people. My dad worked 30 years for GM and would never drive anything else; I hoped to extend that loyalty, but when I hear about people driving their Hondas forever, I am having some serious second thoughts. This transmission is supposed to be heavy duty; I ordered it from factory with tow package for extra protection so I could pull my little box trailer and we don't do that very often. I plan on letting my dealership know how PO'ed I am and hope if enough people complain maybe GM will take care of their loyal customers. And I will definitely be checking here before buying my next vehicle. $40K vehicle only gets you 81K miles. GEEZ!

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