GMC Acadia owners have reported 62 problems related to air bag light on (under the air bag category).
The air bag light has been going on intermittently since around 2013. The first repair was completed due to a recall notice back then. The light came back on again shortly after, repaired one more time. The air bag light came on a 3rd time, and vehicle was take to another gm service center for repair. They performed this repair in 2016, and noted they repaired a broken clip, but allegedly was a different problem that the one the recall addressed about 2 years prior. Now a few months after this last repair, the air bag light came on again. The gm service center is diagnosing a completely different problem than the first recall, and different than their last repair. This one they are noting a problem with the "right front side deployment loop" and recommend that the passenger seat air bag be replaced. As a consumer, whether the air bag light is "not part of the recall, and you can only get the recall work done once", this is extremely concerning that this vehicle has had so many issues with the safety devices at no more than 5 years of age. This should not be happening with any safety devices on any vehicle that is only 5 years old (although the air bag system has continuously been defective since age 1 of the vehicle). General motors bears an enormous liability with selling vehicles that have continuous safety defects, especially at an early age of the vehicle.
See all problems of the 2012 GMC Acadia.
I have repeatedly had problems with the airbag. It has been repaired 4 times and continues to have frayed wiring which disables the airbag. This is a major safety hazard on this SUV and has been recalled for issues more than once. I was told by the dealer- d'ella GMC that if the airbag light is on, it wont deploy in an accident. Another recall should be issued since there are numerous postings on the internet about the problem.
The airbag light has been on and off for the last two years or so until recently when it is on consistently. When I have brought it in the past to be looked at at the GMC dealer, the light was not on so was told they couldn't do anything. Now, that it is on, they say it is a safety hazard and isn't working properly on the passenger side, but wants to charge me over $900 to fix it. Says it is not under a recall, yet other GMC Acadias (same year) did have it recalled.
See all problems of the 2008 GMC Acadia.
Service air bag light comes on and off intermittently. The frequency is unpredictable and it may be weeks in between occurrences. It will come on and go off sometimes when the vehicle is stationary or sometimes when it it is in motion.
See all problems of the 2010 GMC Acadia.
We have had the vehicle back to the dealer 3 times for items related to the air bag system recalls since 2015. At one point we were asked to turn the car off and see if the light goes out once the car is re-started. Well, the air bag light is back on and once again it won't go out. I am waiting for it to randomly deploy while my wife or myself are driving it.
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The contact owns a 2015 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the service air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the air bag warning sensor needed to be replaced. The air bag warning sensor was replaced; however, the failure recurred. While the vehicle was being repaired for the third time, the rear air bags deployed independently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.
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The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact noticed one arm was fractured on the liftgate. The contact's daughter sustained injuries to the hand, but did not require medical attention. The dealer diagnosed that the arms needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the cause of the failure was undetermined. In addition, the side air bag warning indicator illuminated contiuously. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15v415000 (structure) and 14v118000 (air bags). The failure mileage was unknown.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. While driving at various speeds, the traction control and air bag warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Also, while attempting to make a left turn and accelerate, the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module failed and would need to be programmed. The details for the diagnosis of the traction control could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07v062000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.
See all problems of the 2007 GMC Acadia.
Intermittent "service airbag" light. Started coming on spring 2016. When front seat passenger sits in the seat and vehicle is moving the airbag light will go on and off and the service airbag message appears. Now the "service airbag" light is always on. Took it to dealer who said its the passenger presence sensor which costs $1300 to repair (after reading all the complaints this appears to be the highest quote). I already paid $110 for the dealer to diagnose the problem. Now the car has failed virginia state inspection and I will be forced to sell it or repair it. I need to get this fixed as soon as possible but with all of the complaints I don"t know why there hasn't been a recall. My VIN# doesn't fall within the range. The symptoms are the same as other vehicles covered within the scope of the recall. I would hope that it would be replaced under #10085d: customer satisfaction - airbag readliness light/service airbag message - replace connectors - (Sep 1, 2011) or #10335b: special coverage adjustment-airbag readiness light/service airbag message-reroute wire harness/replace connectors - (Mar 14, 2011) 2007-2009 GMC Acadia. How can I get some assistance with this? GMC should fix the sensor at no cost to consumer.
I have had service air bag lights come on all the time along with service stabletrack and and I think something with the fuel when I get gas it makes weird sounds and won't start without pumping the gas to get it started.
Tl-the contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated and displayed that it was inoperative. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired and it was diagnosed that the air bag module needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 74,000. Ad.
For the 3rd time in <1 yr, the airbag light came on. The 1st time they had to replace the passenger side air bag,lay 15k miles, the 2nd time, they repaired the electrical connection at 19k miles, this last time they had to replace the tensioner kit at 22k miles. These air bag issues should not be happening this often when I've only had the car for 15 months and bought it new.
In September 2014, recall #14187 was preformed and repair on my vehicle. However now is September of 2015, while driving my vehicle, the service airbag light started coming on. Took to dealership to look at under air bag light special coverage and was told it was not covered. Issue for the service airbag light I was told is due to the front seat belt retractor on the driver side. Call gm to complain. Was told original recall was repaired. It seems that this is still an issue even after the recall was done. Now it is the seat belt retractor instead of the tensioner.
See all problems of the 2009 GMC Acadia.
Service airbag appears in message center has been coming on for the past year. When front seat passenger sits in seat and vehicle is moving the airbag light will go/off and the service airbag appears. Sensor not working properly, should be recalled. Has been occurring more frequently.
Air bag light was on and passenger sensor light for airbaq not working. Had the repairs done for $795. 00.
Air bag lights on dash came on saying "service airbag", took to my mechanic and he read the codes which came back as 20 & 81 for the main passenger side airbag. He said it means it's not getting a reading and possible solutions were either the sensor or module for the airbag needing replacement. He advised me it was very dangerous because the airbag is essentially not working and if an accident were to occur that it would probably not deploy. He also stated only a certified dealership could fix it and they want $150 just to diagnose the problem even though I've already had it diagnosed. I feel anything having to do with airbags on a vehicle should be taken care of by the manufacturer whether or not the vehicle is under warranty, especially since no one will repair them besides a dealership and that is a huge safety issue. People can die!.
Drivers seat air bag was replaced 2 months ago after service air bag light came on. Service air bag light came back on today.
The air bag light will constantly come on and go off. Sometimes it will stay on for a day, week, month. I received a letter from GMC about the problem but they will only fix the problem if the vehicle is under 72,000 miles. I bought mine used at 82,000. I don't understand how this is not a safety recall. Was told by tech, when I called to see how much to fix, that if the light is on and I have a wreck the bags won't deploy. Letter states that the problem is the "pretension wire harness connectors experiencing intermittent high resistance". This problem has been happening ever since I bought the vehicle used in July 2015.
Service air bag light went on and off for a few weeks, then it went off for a while, and came on again and stayed on. Drivers seat air bag was diagnosed as being the problem and was replaced.
Passenger air bag indicator has been intermittently going on and off for over a year, when a person weighing over 100 lbs is seated there. Recently the service air bag has come on the dic, and the air bag indicator is always off now when anyone is seated.
I purchased this vehicle, and was told there were no active recalls and nothing wrong with vehicle, the dealership supposedly had took it thru a hundred point inspection, immediately the air bag light came on, it started losing antifreeze and the check engine light came on , after several trips to the service dept at this Toyota dealership, I am still having issues, they fixed the small things like the water pump, the rear wiper blade, electrical but the engine light still comes on and I had it checked out and it is the transmission, it is going out, and the air bag (service air bag soon) is still on, but was supposedly fixed by a recall in 2011, either it was a bad part, or it was not serviced at all. I have been driving for 40 years and I have always been a loyal gm owner, especially the Buick lasabre which I drove for 15 years, but I am not happy with the quality of this vehicle and the dealership that I purchased it at, and they are rated by the bbb as a. I also do not like the fact that on gm commercails it states non gm owners,like come on in, we will take care of non gm owners but not the loyal ones. I think it very important to stick with american brands and love gm, just very dissatisfied with this one. I think gm should fix this car, the air bag and especially the transmission!!!!.
My boyfriend was driving our vechile I was sitting in the passenger seat with the seatbelt on. I turned around to help my daughter and the airbag light turned off. Contacted the dealer where I bought it 2/13/15 and they told me since they already did fixes on it they will not be fixing this. Contacted GMC and they off assistance to fix the sensor. Total cost to get fixed 810 dollars. Pretty pissed off. Haven't even had the vechile a month yet.
2008 GMC Acadia. Consumer requests repairs for his airbag light and the steering. The consumer stated the power steering would go in and out, and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The consumer was informed the air bag recall, did not include his vehicle.
2011 GMC Acadia. Consumer writes in regards to airbag recall issues. The consumer received the air bag recall notice in July 2014. He scheduled an appointment and the vehicle was repaired. The air bag light illuminated. The consumer was informed he would have to pay half of the diagnostic fee.
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Safety recall notice received may 2014 for the air bags. Took car in to crest Chevrolet o 10/27/14 to fix air bags. The service air bag light stayed on after I got the car back. A month later, I received a letter from crest stating that some wiring was not done right and I was asked to bring the car back. I took the car in 11/14 to have the wiring fixed. I took the car in on 12/11/14 to fix the air bags because the service air bag light was on and to get the car smogged. When I got the car back, the service air bag light stayed on and now the check engine symbol was on. I took the car back in on 1/6/15 and was told that the air bag sensor on the passenger side was not working and it would cost approximately $800 to fix it!! I was also told that the check engine symbol was on because of a intake manifold tuning valve was the problem and "it didn't have anything to do with being smogged". Funny, the obd symbol wasn't on when I took the car in to be smogged.
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|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||