Leaky Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia Water Leak Problem




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May Taliaferrow: Please include my 2007 yukon SLE , it leaks and I just paid $327 for repairing the window switches and cleaning the drain, I will never buy another GMC or recommend to anyone - GMC does not take responsibility for the leaks, this is a structure problem

Greg Peck: Hi, Mark. Nice video, with good explanations and nice demonstrations of how to get the motor out and back in again. We had a roof leak in our 2010 Traverse. It stained the headliner quite badly. I reported it also in the Traverse Forum, where other people reported similar roof leaks. We had the roof leak fixed and the headliner replaced by Chevrolet. It was not totally covered by a warranty, however they helped and we paid ~$400, with Chevrolet paying the balance of ~$2,300 cost. I now wonder, after looking at your video, if the fan motor was affected. I may take it out and look at it now. Thanks again. Nice job.

Im Ocky: I have 2008 Acadia- it has lots of problems-electrical is the latest one-bouth headlights went out at same time, passenger side air bag problem, Water leaks around sun shades, clinking rattling noise from front end, loose steering(play) in steering.Fifth door when opening it jumps.(looks and feels like it is skipping gears) 

Miguel Gomez: I'll someone please tell me if the head liner on the Acadia fit on my outlook? PLEASE REPLY

carquestions .: They should've called this car the Buick Niagara for all the water problems it has had

Lana Prior: Last GM for sure this time. Sucks when you are stuck with one... 

Jeffrey Fancher: I bought this wreck new and have had all of the problems cited below. The water leaks are constant. I took it to the dealer to have the vents cleaned and they told me this was something I should maintain myself routinely! Next they will probably tell me to change the valve seals every time I get an oil change. I will never buy GM again.

Joseph Beranis: Any way you can let me know what type of screw is in there can't see it?

Sean Egmon: How do you remove the plug on the blower motor? Thanks for the video.. Very helpful.

Im Ocky: By the way yes there is wather in the passenger side door. when you take off or stop it sounds like I am in the bathtub:)) Sorry GMC but this is last car that I did buy from you. NEVER again

Im Ocky: Anyone who could tell me what my by the problem of the front lights going out??? Daytime running lights and Low beam.

Joseph Beranis: Great video by the way

tam oconnell: I have a 2008 acadia. It leaks a lot. The engine runs after the key is removed. The locks randomly lock. The accessory plug is shorted out. The traction control turns off. I bought it used after these leak notices were issued. Why would they sell a vehicle (this was sold new from the same dealership) with known issues without repair.

Mike Bennett: Very good video with the steps for removing and checking the fan. Could have made it a little shorter and included the numbers for the TSB's. That would help owners who show up at the dealership and get a runaround or are made to pay out the nose for manufacturing defect.

David Schmidt: Lol I found the problem why my Buick why it was leaking water into the fan housing. There is a AC drain on the drivers side behind the side panel by my feet that was plugged and won't let the water out so it filled up the heater housing and spilled over into the fan housing. 

Babalu Balubbaba: I just left my 2008 Outlook XR at the dealer. According to them the problem are the tubes that drain the water from the sunroof. These tubes run inside the front and rear columns (on the sides the windshield in the front and the side columns on the back of the car). These tubes are not long enough to drive the water until the bottom of the car so the water will leak into the inner fuse block, will damp the carpets on the passenger and driver sides and make much more damage than you can believe. As the insulator between the carpet and the floor is like a sponge, it will absorb the water and soaks all the connectors that run below the insulator (cables that run from the battery, to the seats motors and heater, etc, etc). Not to mention that it may damage the airbag triggers mechanisms located on the columns besides the windshield….Great!!!!. For now I have to replace the fuse block, the front tubes and clean the rear tubes….about $900.00…My plan is to never by a GM car ever….and I’ll make sure my family and friends never by a GM automobile. I paid $35K for this car and in the end GM knows these have lots of problems and are not fixing it….

David Schmidt: I have an 08 Buick that is leaking. I lubed the fan motor to get it going again then drilled a hole in the cover pan to let the water into the floor mat. But there's a lot of water I think it's coming from the cab air intake. 

Desi Kitley: Bought 08 Enclave certified 48000 mi. well so far dealer has repaired trans failed lights on lift gate ,reverse tail light, heat blower motor failed mid winter, good thing had warranty Passenger door speaker died replaced by dealer. Driving to Pittsburgh drivers door speaker quits same on passenger side and right front door and right rear door only left rear and column tweeters work. Drained water from door electric plugs another problem. Lots of fun GM

Jim Hull: 2007 outlook, started overheating and I can see it leaking at the water pump. No longer covered by warranty.

Tricia Hudson: 2nd time having to take my Enclave in for water leaks coming from roof drains…arrggggh!

uteachme1: Thank you CarQuestions!! I really appreciate your expertise in this area, do you have any additional info/recall on the 2009 Enclave?? Thank you again.

khaledxa: Thank you

celsa echeandia: I have have a 2008 Buick Enclave - I've had the transmission repaired once and then replaced (thank goodness it was under warrantee!); it has a driveshaft seal leak, there's a clunking clicking noise on the front end that the mechanic says it's due to the driveshaft seal leak; i've had the motor for the aircond. replaced - I can't wait to get rid of this car.

Frank Bobo: Yes, I have a Saturn Outlook 2008. Replaced both head light harnesses one year before the recall. --of course I did not have the receipt. Just got transmission rebuilt 1 month ago. Replaced water pump 2 yrs. ago. Now I having problems with thermostat....I will be looking for a replacement very soon., Maybe this weekend,,,it will not be a Saturn or GMC or Chevorlet...

BladeEdge1221: So does this mean the Traverse is ok?

Patricia Quinn: I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook. Water pours out of my driver's side airbag sometimes when it rains. I investigated this online, and others report it as coming from the sunroof drain lines. I am concerned that this might corrode the airbag. I reported it to my dealer a few years ago, but they shrugged it off. I took it back in a few months ago after a particularly large amount came out of the airbag tag. They said they examined it and the airbag was fine. But the pillar didn't appear to have been dissembled. Does anyone know of airbag corrosion from roof drain lines?

jeric0777: Does Chevy Traverse have the leaking issues as well? Was considering an Acadia until I read about all the problems. Thanks for posting this video because it's what made me research further. 

Scott Renegar: I just followed you video on my 2007 GMC Acadia. I was able to resolve my blower issue following your simple steps. Thank you! I had my Acadia in last year (out of warranty) they told me they repaired all of the water leaks..I guess not, since there was standing water in this motor housing. What do you think about drilling a hole in the pan to let water leak out?

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?

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. 

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 for ever.

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

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 the video

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 GM stock

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."
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