While haveing a oil change done on it, the mechanic noticed and pointed out a leak coming from the steering gear box. The traction control lights come on during winter then go off. Keep us posted if anything else comes up with either of your vehicles. In November 2013 the entire front end suspension system was replaced under the extended warranty as well as the parts of the exhaust system. To me, I would say that it either seems like the rack is sticking slightly when turning, or the tie rod is worn, but I guess I'm wondering if that would be felt in the wheel? I have not noticed the noise since.
I now know that is why it would always clunk. There is a faulty barring in the power steering pump that is grinding away causing metal shavings to plug up and destroy the power steering system on these cars. The noise only happens intermittently and the dealership says everything's normal. Mostly timing chain issues, possible stretched. It still continues to happen.
These asses had the audacity to suggest i turn one of the issues into my homeowners insurance. Of course I just went over my 50,000 mile warranty. Power steering is intermittently failing. Only 76000 miles on vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
I called gm direct and they also said there wasn't a recall and that it was probably a chemical that we used to wash our car, that caused the peeling. Replaced steering gear assembly that had previously been on order. Sure enough both control arm bolts were loose on my passenger side, side I was noticing my noise. I only put Tier One gas in the vehicle and regularly fill-up with higher octane. I bought it with no warranty from a reputable car dealership close to me in Fishers Indiana.
It turns out the Steering Gearbox was leaking grease supposed to be sealed unit and would have eventually failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I notice a weird noise when I turned the steering wheel. This car has been a hassle and in the shop on monthly basis since I purchased it, literally the next day after I purchased it. She texted me last night and said that it was a wheel bearing. They stated that they did a full vehicle inspection, and stated there were no defects, but no inspection report was in the car what so ever. I've been told by the dealership that the diagnostic test alone is over 300 not to mention the cost to fix what ever they find wrong.
My wife and I bought a 2009 traverse in April 2013 with 95000 miles on it. It wasnt under warranty so too it to Fireston. After 2 weeks the steering hung again and I took it back. I have a defect in the paint on the hood. I called her twice before she finally called me back 3 weeks after I filed my case. I had it checked to be sure they were installed properly and they were. The scariest part is the steering; I don't want to get in an accident because of this with my 3 kids : Dropped my 2011 enclave off yesterday morning cause off a steering problem and whining noise.
After reading that I am not the only one with these problems I am thinking he was right. I am so frustrated because I thought I was buying reliable vehicle that my family would be able to travel in for years to come. A few months ago I noticed fluid leaking under the vehicle and had all the power steering and coolant lines replaced. Recently she has complained about a clunking noise while turning. My wife took the car in for an oil change and after 3. Gm needs to take full responsibility for defective components and not offer discounted repairs.
Called the dealership and informed them of the light and they said they would have to run another diagnostic to confirm. There appears to be multiple complaints regarding the same issuses, is there any recall available to help with this repair?. It has just about 75K miles. At 26,000 miles I have seen many problems start. Now it pops into neutral while driving and the electric door locks cycle up and down rapidly.
Replaced at no charge by the dealer. I love my Acadia, but it seems as if its falling apart. Seems to be a common occurance. Advice take it to a certified service location - so they can take your money over and over and over again. I'm not a guy who likes to waste money on a vehicle, but reading the other posts it appears I have it really lucky. When I got home I took it to the mechanic who told me he couldn't find any information on the issue a quick Google search proves this to be a lie , but that he believed the problem to be with the power steering pump.