GMC Acadia owners have reported 15 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).
I had a recall for my driver side, side impact air bag wire harness. The dealer in duluth mn (kolar) fixed it but light came on for check engine. Brought it back and they are telling me it is the pps sensor for the passenger airbag. There is a recall for this, but not on my Acadia. They want $600 plus labor to replace. Totaling around $950. Had another recall for the power lift gate, stating that the struts could possibly fail prematurely, causing the power lift gate to drop. As I was loading the back of the vehicle, the lift gate suddenly dropped on my head. I brought it to kolar in duluth mn and told them that the struts from the recall were shot and needed replacement. I picked the vehicle up after a day of them telling me that the recall had been successful. A week after I took the car home, the lift gate fell on my wife. I come to find out that kolar never replaced the struts, even after me talking to the mechanic and him assuring me that they would be changed out. It is now sitting at the dealer waiting for back ordered struts to come in to be installed.
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Massive air bag failure, notice that all air bags are not functioning. Two friends that have same vehicle have same failure. Told that passenger weight sensor or wiring failure will cause massive failure of air bags. This seams to be a safety problem and needs to be addressed. , 2 out of 3 having the same failure seems excessive and of national concern. Please address this and let me know I don't want my daughter driving without proper air bags, told cost may be in excess of $1100. 00 and the car has approximately 74,000 miles. 2nd item: rear electric hatch on closing has a loud clunk just before closing, last 2 inches like something is binding or about to break. This is a lower priority unless it is possible for the hatch to open going down the highway . The other Acadia tested did not have the hard clunk [metal to metal sound] on closing, this has existed almost from her new purchase of the Acadia, dealer told us nothing to be concerned about they had seen it before. Thank you for making it effective to make a safety report.
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The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning lamp illuminated althought the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the passenger air bag sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vn was not available. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.
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I was coming home with my five children when getting close to home my truck just would not go over 10 mph I would pull over for cars behind me to pass after I tried turning it off and restarting but it would do the same glad I was close to home that I was able to get their. I got home shut the truck off and tried to turn back on and it wouldn't I have been told that it was a sensor and replaced it and it still didn't work know I have been told that it is the motor that is bad it is embarrassing to have a truck in your driveway that you have not been able to use and still owe have the amount of what it was sold to us. They also told me that this was common on 2007 because of the faulty motor that was put into them as I read some of the reviews it should be considered as a recall because of the price these trucks go for new or used suppose ably it is a high quality vehicle and its sad that their is so many bad reviews and nothing has been done to help all the people who are having this issue as gm knows this isn't something you can say I will get it fixed right away you are talking thousands of dollars for repairs.
Airbag passenger presence sensor failed despite limited seat use. Repair cost almost $800.
Passenger air bag sensor in passenger seat non-functional. Intermittently, passenger air bag system will deactivate with adult passenger on seat. By 2013 was nearly continuously not functioning. Less than 50k miles. Recall was performed (wires soldered). No change after recall. Dealer states that sensor module defective ($800 repair). Currently in shop waiting for parts.
Pps module-passenger presence system- detects front seat passenger presence to activate restraint system, the dealer found to have a short and was sending signal to dashboard alert-- "service airbag" dealer also found front sensors also bad. However, no warranty coverage even though an extended gm warranty was purchased when vehicle was new. Appears from other complaints with NHTSA dealing with airbag issues on same model vehicle there is a safety issue GMC needs to address, or NHTSA needs to get GMC to issue a recall. . See my prior submission case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
Passengers front seat airbags. Both front and side are effected. Sensor in seat becomes inop and the diver is not aware the chi;d in the front seat is not protected by the airbag system!!!! can result in death!!! seat sensor stopped working in the first 3 years of service. The apparent recall of 2007 was a temp fix.
For quite some time, the front right air bag sensor does not sense that there is a passenger sitting in the front right seat. We have had the sensor checked repeatedly at the dealer, and they have not been able to replicate the problem (saying everything is fine). The passengers typically are our children, both of whom are 5'9" tall and weigh 120 to 125 pounds. We usually have to stop the car, turn the car off and then on, and then it works. This past week, the sensor was flashing, and we got a related "service air bag" light on the dashboard. We took it in to the dealer, and have been told it is a $1,000 repair to replace the front right passenger sensor module. This after we have had this item checked multiple times (and have been told that there has been nothing wrong with it), and, after a full extended warranty on the car (which included air bags) has expired. There has been a recall for 2007 GMC Acadias for improper sensors, but our car was not included in the recall. In 'googling' this issue on the internet, we see several complaints on official car sites like edmunds, stating a similar problem for other Acadias. We believe that GMC has known that it has had faulty sensors on their 2007 GMC Acadia models, but did not make their 2007 recall comprehensive enough. We would like for the nhtsb to investigate with GMC how many other 2007 GMC Acadias have been serviced for similar problems. Our car has never been involved in any vehicle crash or accident.
Adult passenger seated in the passenger front seat with an approximate weight of 120lbs and a height of 5'3" does not enable the airbag sensor to turn on. The system does not enable the airbags even though an adult is seated in this position. We have taken the vehicle to the dealer twice and they have not been able to repair the issue.
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia xlt2. The contact stated the passenger air bag would intermittently shut off while the passenger seat was occupied. The contact stated the failure would occur most frequently in warmer temperatures and less frequently during winter months. The dealer advised the contact that the passenger would have to be over 100 pounds in order for the air bag sensor to register the seat as occupied and for the air bag to engage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times in regards to the failure yet the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 25,000. Updated 09/27/10 updated 10/04/10.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that when someone weighing approximately 105 to 110 pounds sits in the front passenger seat, the air bag light illuminates. The illumination indicates that the air bag is deactivated. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times and they stated that nothing was wrong. The current mileage is 14,000 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 01-29-08.
Passenger side airbag sensor does not always sense when there is a passenger and indicator light shows airbag is off. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where I purchased it and they said there was no diagnostic code and they could not duplicate.
While completing a right turn from a complete stop I rode up on a curb and all curtain air bags deployed. There is no physical damage to car exterior,tires, rims and undercarriage. Damage assessment has been confirmed by two GMC dealerships and my insurance company. I have asked GMC to provide information referencing whether or not the sensors and computer performed per design. The only answer I have received is that the yaw sensor is what triggered the deployment, that all bags where deployed and this is not a manufacturer defect but an insurance claim. To my knowledge no analysis has been done to determine speed, angle etc. . . My wife and two children where in the vehicle when this occurred. We are so confident that the vehicle malfunctioned that unless we are reassured that gm has resolved the issue we will not drive the vehicle any longer.
2007 GMC Acadia with defective passenger airbag sensor. Consumer states that the mechanic stated that they replaced the seat sensor and the consumer noticed no change. He states that the airbag light goes off and on while driving. The consumer was informed his vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||