Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
PIT456902/01/200810024223Blower motor is inoperative. *nj03/27/2008
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
PI-0090B03/01/201110038345Gm: there may be an intermittent engine hesitation or flutter. the camshaft sensor terminals likely have poor connections. *rm06/15/2011
PI-0090B03/01/201110038345Ready06/15/2011
08-06-01-011H02/01/201110038261Ready06/14/2011
08-06-01-011H02/01/201110038261Gm: check engine light is on with multiple trouble codes present. *rm06/14/2011
PIT-502809/01/201010036324Pontiac/saturn/buick/gmc/chevrolet/cadillac/hummer: vehicle start and stalls after theft deterrent module replacement. model years 2006-2011. does not apply to vehicles with keyless access system. *pe03/14/2011
PIP-455005/01/200910030169General motors: in rare occurrences a technician may find dtc p0513, an intermittent no crank/no start. this dtc may be caused by a transient voltage spike within the ecm and usually occurs on start up. the ecm must be replaced with one th08/12/2009
SB-07-06-04-019A11/01/200810028831General motors: intermittent mil/ses/ dtc p2138 with reduced engine power (repair instrument panel (ip) to body harness connector). 2005-08 gm passengers cars/light duty trucks (incl. saturns). *pe06/01/2009
342309/30/20083423B100206913.6 ly7 with cam actuator dtc. dtc codes, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0008, or p0009. *kb the reluctor for the crankshaft sensor pressed on the crankshaft may have moved. *pe12/22/2006

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
EA08010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/12/200809/08/2008NON-CRASH ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES08V441000
 In a letter dated august 27, 2008, general motors corp. (gm) notified nhtsa that it will conduct a safety recall (nhtsa recall number 08v-441) to address a safety relateddefect that can result in engine compartment fire in approximately 850,000 vehicles equipped with a heated windshield washer fluid option.the subject vehicles of this investigation comprise over three-quarters of the recall population. according to gm, a short circuit on the printed circuit board for the windshield washer fluid heater module may overheat the control-circuit ground wire. this may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor or cause smoke and in rare cases it may cause a fire.as a remedy, gm dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse. in addition to the subject vehicles, several other gm models with the heated windshield washer fluid option are included in recall 08v-441: my 2006-2008 buick lucerne (manufactured august 2005 through november 2007); my 2008 buick enclave (manufactured february 2007 through april 2007); my 2006-2008 cadillac dts (manufactured may 2007 through november 2007); my 2007-2008 saturn outlook (manufactured august 2006 through april 2007); and my 2007-2008 gmc acadia (manufactured august 2006 through april 2007) vehicles.gm is instructing owners to take their vehicle to a dealer for service if they experience symptoms of windshield washer heater module short circuits. gm's recall resolves the safety defect concerns pursued by this investigation.this engineering analysis is closed.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
EA08010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/12/200809/08/2008NON-CRASH ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES08V441000
 In a letter dated august 27, 2008, general motors corp. (gm) notified nhtsa that it will conduct a safety recall (nhtsa recall number 08v-441) to address a safety relateddefect that can result in engine compartment fire in approximately 850,000 vehicles equipped with a heated windshield washer fluid option.the subject vehicles of this investigation comprise over three-quarters of the recall population. according to gm, a short circuit on the printed circuit board for the windshield washer fluid heater module may overheat the control-circuit ground wire. this may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor or cause smoke and in rare cases it may cause a fire.as a remedy, gm dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse. in addition to the subject vehicles, several other gm models with the heated windshield washer fluid option are included in recall 08v-441: my 2006-2008 buick lucerne (manufactured august 2005 through november 2007); my 2008 buick enclave (manufactured february 2007 through april 2007); my 2006-2008 cadillac dts (manufactured may 2007 through november 2007); my 2007-2008 saturn outlook (manufactured august 2006 through april 2007); and my 2007-2008 gmc acadia (manufactured august 2006 through april 2007) vehicles.gm is instructing owners to take their vehicle to a dealer for service if they experience symptoms of windshield washer heater module short circuits. gm's recall resolves the safety defect concerns pursued by this investigation.this engineering analysis is closed.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
11/26/201027000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. while driving approximately 45-60 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated the vehicle stalled and a couple of seconds later the vehicle started back up automatically. the next day the vehicle would not start and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure occured twice after the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the dealer repaired the air bag light. the failure happen again on december 22, 2010 and he was waiting for the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 30,200. vwb
11/26/201027000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. while driving approximately 45-60 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated the vehicle stalled and a couple of seconds later the vehicle started back up automatically. the next day the vehicle would not start and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure occured twice after the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the dealer repaired the air bag light. the failure happen again on december 22, 2010 and he was waiting for the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 30,200. vwb
11/26/201027000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. while driving approximately 45-60 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated the vehicle stalled and a couple of seconds later the vehicle started back up automatically. the next day the vehicle would not start and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure occured twice after the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the dealer repaired the air bag light. the failure happen again on december 22, 2010 and he was waiting for the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 30,200. vwb
11/26/201027000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. while driving approximately 45-60 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated the vehicle stalled and a couple of seconds later the vehicle started back up automatically. the next day the vehicle would not start and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure occured twice after the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the dealer repaired the air bag light. the failure happen again on december 22, 2010 and he was waiting for the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 30,200. vwb
12/31/2009328121
 Spontaneous car fire started inside engine compartment of 2008 gmc acadia causing total loss to vehicle. parked next to 2009 gmc sierra and caused this truck to catch fire and causing total loss to vehicle. both parked next to home and caused fire damage to garage. 2 days prior car wouldn't start in driveway, gmc determined it to be from gas tank being low. 1/4 tank noted to be in car at the time. *tr
01/17/20089441
 Similar to complaint # 10224804, i have also had an issue with my gmc acadia. check engine light illuminated, and took vehicle to the dealership. i was told that the gas cap wasn't fully tightened, and that's what the problem was. this happened twice. after the third time the check engine light came on, the dealership magically discovered that it wasn't the gas cap. there was a bad sensor, a bad solenoid, the camshaft was incorrectly fit to the engine block, and now a bad cylinder. no resolution from gm other than the technicians are looking into the matter. the dealership has been working on the vehicle for over 30 days now with no repair, and no idea when the repair is going to happen. gm tech support has no idea what the problem is, according to the dealership. vehicle purchased 12/13/07. first check engine light on 01/07/08, second 01/17/08, third 5/20/08. mileage: 994. current mileage: 4,334. *tr
03/26/2008800302/29/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that the camshaft was failing. there was no acceleration power within the first 100 miles of driving. the contact consulted the gmc dealer and they stated that nothing could be done. on another occasion, when the vehicle was started, the engine light illuminated. the gmc dealer was called again and they offered free maintenance/service (which was included in the contact's extended warranty), but there was no remedy for the failure. the contact stated that the light eventually dimmed, but illuminated again at least 3 more times. the current mileage was 938 and failure mileage was approximately 800.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
06/10/201128000
 2008 gmc acadia slt has serve water leakage inside the cabin that cause significant damage to interior carpeting and panels. electrical problems also begin to happen such as back up assist disabled, air bag light flashing, rear windshield wipers not shutting off and more i am sure will happen as water enters the cabin and areas that you cannot see. this is a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be recalled and addressed by general motors. fire hazards and injuries due to malfunctioning equipment might occur. there are videos and plenty of complaints from other owners on the internet of this same issue and i am shocked that no actions have been made by gm.
06/10/201128000
 2008 gmc acadia slt has serve water leakage inside the cabin that cause significant damage to interior carpeting and panels. electrical problems also begin to happen such as back up assist disabled, air bag light flashing, rear windshield wipers not shutting off and more i am sure will happen as water enters the cabin and areas that you cannot see. this is a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be recalled and addressed by general motors. fire hazards and injuries due to malfunctioning equipment might occur. there are videos and plenty of complaints from other owners on the internet of this same issue and i am shocked that no actions have been made by gm.
06/10/201128000
 2008 gmc acadia slt has serve water leakage inside the cabin that cause significant damage to interior carpeting and panels. electrical problems also begin to happen such as back up assist disabled, air bag light flashing, rear windshield wipers not shutting off and more i am sure will happen as water enters the cabin and areas that you cannot see. this is a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be recalled and addressed by general motors. fire hazards and injuries due to malfunctioning equipment might occur. there are videos and plenty of complaints from other owners on the internet of this same issue and i am shocked that no actions have been made by gm.
06/10/201128000
 2008 gmc acadia slt has serve water leakage inside the cabin that cause significant damage to interior carpeting and panels. electrical problems also begin to happen such as back up assist disabled, air bag light flashing, rear windshield wipers not shutting off and more i am sure will happen as water enters the cabin and areas that you cannot see. this is a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be recalled and addressed by general motors. fire hazards and injuries due to malfunctioning equipment might occur. there are videos and plenty of complaints from other owners on the internet of this same issue and i am shocked that no actions have been made by gm.
06/10/201128000
 2008 gmc acadia slt has serve water leakage inside the cabin that cause significant damage to interior carpeting and panels. electrical problems also begin to happen such as back up assist disabled, air bag light flashing, rear windshield wipers not shutting off and more i am sure will happen as water enters the cabin and areas that you cannot see. this is a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be recalled and addressed by general motors. fire hazards and injuries due to malfunctioning equipment might occur. there are videos and plenty of complaints from other owners on the internet of this same issue and i am shocked that no actions have been made by gm.
05/20/201135687
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that after replacing the evaporated core, coolant leaked onto the ventilation system and as a result, fumes were emitted into the vehicle causing the passengers to become ill. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified that coolant had leaked onto the carpet pad and they could smell the fumes entering the vehicle. the dealer decided to detail the vehicle and used foam cleaner to clean out the engine. the remedy failed to repair the problem. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available and the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure and current mileage was 35,687.
05/20/201135687
 Tl - the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that after replacing the evaporated core coolant leaked onto the ventilation system, as a result fumes are emitted into the vehicle causing the passengers to get sick. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified that coolant had leaked onto the carpet pad and they could smell the fumes coming into the vehicle. the dealer decided to detailed the vehicle and use a foam cleaner to clean out the engine to remedy the failure. the remedy failed to repaired the problem. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle identification number was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 35,687. pm
05/20/201135687
 Tl - the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that after replacing the evaporated core coolant leaked onto the ventilation system, as a result fumes are emitted into the vehicle causing the passengers to get sick. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified that coolant had leaked onto the carpet pad and they could smell the fumes coming into the vehicle. the dealer decided to detailed the vehicle and use a foam cleaner to clean out the engine to remedy the failure. the remedy failed to repaired the problem. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle identification number was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 35,687. pm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
06/15/2009160001
 The car's air condition pump, filters, and hoses they had major contaminants. *tr
01/24/20082001
 Gmc acadia was bought in january 2008. has been back 4 times for propane smell that comes into the car from through the vents. it mostly happens when i stop for a red light. the fumes seem to back up into the car. catalytic converter and exhaust system was switch out but it continues to happen even after 7000 miles. have called gm corp as well as dealer to complain that the smell is making me sick. doctor notes have been sent to dealer and corp but still not resolved. i drive with my windows open even if it 20 degrees. *tr
03/25/200856003/25/2008
 Exhaust fumes entering vehicle. when vehicle is running and at a stop, exhaust fumes enter the passenger compartment. all windows are in the up position, and all doors are properly closed during the event. results in nausea and headache. occurs every time vehicle is driven. dealer has not resolved the problem. *tr
01/31/20089665001/14/2008
 Exhaust fumes entering vehicle. when vehicle is running and at a stop, exhaust fumes enter the passenger compartment. all windows are in the up position, and all doors are properly closed during the event. results in nausea and headache. occurs every time vehicle is driven. dealer has not resolved the problem. *tr