carquestions .: They should've called this car the Buick Niagara for all the water problems
it has had
Dwayne Davis: I had water in my heater fan as well and read all the scary posts about
water leaks on the Saturn Outlook. After all the stress and worrying I had
about it my friend suggested that if there is water in the heater blower
motor I should check the AC drain hose. So simple that I felt kind of dumb
for not thinking of it but then again I never once saw that posted anywhere
on the internet even the posts from mechanics. After months of leaking and
dumping the water out of the cover it was a simple 5 minute fix and has
never leaked again. By the way the drain is by the drivers right foot.
Ron Milligan: I have this problem with my 2011 Acadia
Katie Wallace: we bought our gmc acadia new in 2007. we have had a lot of issues with it
after it hit about 55 thousand miles a couple years ago! We just had about
$3k worth of repairs done a few months ago and now we are taking it in for
transmission issues. after doing a bunch of reading on GMC forums it sounds
like a lot of issues we are having are very coming with other Acadia
owners. Not very happy with GMC right now. people shouldn't be shelling out
thousands of dollars on a $40k vehicle that is only about 5 years old.
darylperkins16: I have a 2008Buick Enclave with a water leak in the rear ceiling by the
back up censor. I have taken it into the dealership on several occasions
with water leaks and each time there is a different reason for the leak.
This time I am being told that the sky glass has to be removed and replace
the rubber seals around it ($1000.00) job. The problem with this diagnoses
is that on the other two occasions (all within the same year) they gave me
different reasons for the leak. Is there a way that I can inspect for the
leak myself, or somewhere else to get a proper diagnoses. I live in
central New Jersey?
Jeff R: Correction... should not have been
venny7: We purchased an 08 Outlook 7-8 months ago and the floorboards are all wet
after a heavy rain. It's at the dealer right now and GM is claiming it's
not their fault and it will cost 1900 to fix. The car is growing mold in
which is definitely a health/safety concern; also makes us think it has
been leaking for a while without us knowing it. Thanks for your information
about this issue.
Jeff R: GM should have been bailed out by US tax dollars. They should have went
gmtech22: It is very obvious you are anti GM. I have viewed 3 of your videos and you
said GM should recall in all 3. Are you that freaking insane?!?! All cars
from all manufacturers have defects. No car is built perfect. If that was
so, there would be no reason to have technicians.
sergeyhome: i think it could also may be the a/c condensation?
carquestions .: Thanks for the info Ricardo always appreciated
cgerber22: Thank you very much. Fixed the car just as you said.Was full of water just
as you said. dried it out and it worked. Sweet thank you very much.
tia67ca: If scramblette is a GM tech, tell us how we are suppose to fix our cars. I
have had my Acadia to many GM dealerships and the leak is not better at
all. Now my computer and fuse panel are badly water damaged and hardly
anything in the damn car that is electrical works or intermits. My
dealership wants no part of fixing it nor does GM. So scramblette, please
enlighten us...how do we stop the leak?
carquestions .: @misiti1973 Sorry about that - try this Direct him or her to this video (or
email it) and tell them the owner in the video had his changed for free off
warranty. Youtube works so use it - all dealerships have internet
thomasgto14: I meant bowl, and drivers side***
carquestions .: @aphoxxe Keep up the comments - they'll be here for all time for all to
see. Please file a complaint with NHTSA - go to carquestions.ca and click
on NHTSA then "file a complaint" - NHTSA cannot ignore all these complaints
pfinn77: Same water issue with my 08 Acadia. I tested the sunroof by pouring a cup
of water into the drain channels of the open sunroof and it poured out at
the bottom of the wheel wells like it's supposed to. My problem was a
clogged a/c evaporator drain. The drain tube is located behind the panel to
the right of the accelerator. Remove that panel and the 1 inch line is
right there. I pulled the line from the port in the floor and cleaned the
clogged port. Now I just have to dry the carpets!
MrCTCraig: Can't get it on the rack right now for a photo, but I'll try to describe it
more accurately. There is a frame cross member between the wheels. Measure
approx. 80cm back from that and you'll find a body cross member attached to
the bottom of the body. INSIDE that box cross member (a little left of
center and toward the front) you'll find a rubber nipple. That's the drain.
Good luck. Let me know if you still can't find it and I'll lift the car and
take a photo.
carquestions .: @vaslor - not yet - hopefully, if more people tell their stories - so far
it is hit and miss if you are off warranty - covered if your on - and
multiple tries to repair it are common.
Sandy South: Thanks carquestions. and all of the best info I have ran across in a long
time Thanks again. Will Get my Dad to get rid of the Crap of a car 2010
Buick Enclave. He bought it for a retirement car. Has anyone reported
getting electrocuted yet?
carquestions .: @Watcher3223 Yes you would be correct in assuming that
JLEntw: I have a 2008 SLT II Acadia, been in for first leak on driver's side, going
in for 2nd leak on passenger's side. Today, minutes after speaking to a
service manager at a GMC dealership, the blower stopped working in the
front! Have no air conditioning or defroster. Goes in tomorrow for that and
the recall on the heated windshield washer fire hazard. It goes in next
week for the 2nd water problem. Do not plan on keeping this car and will
not buy another GMC! Ever! This is becoming a full time job!
carquestions .: Try the fix first then again if they dont get it the first time - then
ditch it for something more reliable - they do have a good resale value but
you'll still take a hit
ourmandan: Bingo! Excellent video. I have a Chrysler Aspen and an 08 Acadia. I really
wanted this to be a favorite of mine. Unfortunately an endless string of
problems and trips to the dealer have ended my enthusiasm. Hats off to
extended dealer warranty. Most of it covered by an excellent dealer (Ed
Martin) in Indianapolis... great dealer but the Acadia is riddled with
fixable but pesky problems... most recently this water problem. Thanks for
Sina Thorne: My Buick Enclave has a horrible leak in the front under the dash. I have
contacted GM about this. There are apparently too many people with this
problem. they need to get a recall started!
carquestions .: @JLEntw My rule - If a product lives up to your expectations - buy it
again, if it disappoints you kiss it goodbye. - Tip of the week - don't buy
misiti1973: I lease a 2008 Saturn Outlook and I have experienced these water problems.
My dealer has done everything for the sunroof and skylight seals and
drains. Now I am experiencing the water pooling in the blower motor. We
shall see what happens next...
kabasti: if theres no problem , then its not GM lol
Watcher3223: @carquestions Just realized I typed a double negative. I meant to say
"avoiding models that come equipped with the sunroof."
Love Aylmer: Hello. I'm from Ottawa, Canada. I have 2008 Acadia SLT loaded. We started
to have a problems after 2,5 years owing the car. I can't believe it the GM
don't care about their future. My boyf and I so freaking mad. Every time
it's rains car is leaking. DO BUY GM PRODUCT.
ourmandan: PS .. my water appears to be from the AC drain.
glb20001: @glb20001 Wow spam how did that happen is GM monitoring this board?
carquestions .: @alvastornado What recall of the airbag sensor? What year are you talking
about? I just checked 08 and 09 and there are no air bag sensor recalls. Do
you mean seat belt buckle or TSB perhaps?
ali amer: كيف نستطيع فتح تنظيف شمعات القدح في سيارة اكاديا
carquestions .: @JLEntw Thanks for the comment - It should be here for years to come - GM
watches youtbe so rest assured they don't like it.
glb20001: I have a 2008 outlook said the issue is from sunroof I have no sun roof.
Blower motor repair going to cost me 200.00 I need help time to sue. GM no
mwadden16: thanks so much for posting this...I have just posted a video showing the
water entering from my sunroof and rear headliner and GM cannot seem to fix
it. After seeing this my stomach dropped to think of all the electrical
problems I could face even after the water leaks are fixed. :-/
Ed Allyn: GM CORP MUST HAVE IDIOTS FOR ENGINEERS IF WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM WHATS WRONG
WITH THEIR DESIGNS.. THEY SHOULD PAY FOR A RECALL ..ON THIS MATTER .. AND A
LOT OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL...
stach2u: I'm having a hell of a time with that one little screw that holds the
blower motor in. Can you tell me what kind of screw it is?
thomasgto14: Mrctcraig is absolutely right, it's the ac condenser leaking which fills
the bull, I used a wire to drain mine, the drain is below the passenger
foot in one of the frame rails.
MsMegpeg: Oh my gosh. My 2008 Buick Enclave overheated and stranded me for over two
hours while I waited for the tow truck. The dealer says I have a coolant
leak and they aren't sure where it is coming from...maybe the water pump!
It was 108 outside and I was very hot and thirsty. I am very upset with
this vehicle. Is this a serious problem? I am concerned over what I see on
the internet about others with the same problem with the 2008 Buick
Enclave. Please advise!
sevogirl1: Just bought a 2012 Acadia last December and took it in for it's 1st car
wash the other day. As I drove out of the car wash parking lot, I could
hear water swooshing from somewhere and then as I accelerated out of the
parking lot, water poured out onto both my driver's and passenger's side
floor boards. Is this from the sunroof? Got an appt next week at our local
dealership and they stated that they have never heard of this before. Do I
need to dump this car and run or is this an easy fix?
aphoxxe: We took out Acadia in today and they are going to "fix" the problem. We've
already contacted our lawyer and we are going with the Lemon Law route. I
want people to know that this vehicle is deadly. GM needs to recall these
vehicles. How can you sell this vehicle to families....it could have killed
mine last night.
olds1972jo: Bought 2007 GMC Acadia brand new. Had dual sun roofs. Even a normal rain,
water would find it's way into my vehicle. Usually the water leak would
come in through the 3rd row lights on ceiling, or front lights (by garage
opener switches) and ruin the DVD player. I took the vehicle in over 5
times to dealership in a 3 year time span. The Sales Manager told me it was
my problem. GMC was not going to assist. Actually, GMC Corp did!!! Gave me
fair trade in. Upgraded 2011. No sunroof.
Kurt Perot: Same issue, 2010 Enclave...
alvastornado: @carquestions Google 2007 gmc acadia airbag sensor and you will find it too
John Kane: This is really easy. You need to take the headliner down at the sunvisors
and then check the fitting that sits on the drain port for the sunroof. If
the hose that leads the water away is disconnected- reconnect it. If you
need more slack, then pull the fitting slightly away from the drain port.
Reconnect the hose- making sure it sits inside the extension and won't
freely come out. Wrap with waterproof tape to ensure the tube and extension
don't separate again. Reinstall headliner & you are done.
scramblette: You're a COMPLETE BUTCHER MAN !!! lmFao !!! Been a tech w GM for 20 yrs,
and you have no idea what YOU try and teach these people man.... TOO FUNNY
Christian Thompson: Add me to the list of affected Lambda owners. Mine is a 2008 Saturn
Outlook. Blower motor quit due to corrosion from sitting in water "bowl."
Removal and gently tapping out corrosion with a hammer on all sides made it
work again at least for the last ~20 starts. No sunroof on mine. Suspect
condenser drain tube plugged. Will "snake" clear the drain line with string
trimmer line and pierce bowl. Replacement of part cost $95. Removal ~15
minutes. Replacement ~10 minutes. Thanks for posting this!
carquestions .: @Stefnilove11 They claim to have it fixed but be warned - many many times
GM has said this and been caught with its pants down. This vehicle has
other numerous problems as well - check the "complaints" section at
NHTSA/safercar for more of an idea of what you can expect - check 09 to 11
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