2008 Acadia water Leak by door?

Discussion in 'Chevy Traverse Forum (GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave)' started by Rumpamuro, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Rumpamuro

    Rumpamuro Rockstar 100 Posts

    I was wondering if anyone else on the forum had one of these crossovers and noticed a water leak from any of the doors?

    I brought my 08 acadia to the dealer, and they told me i was crazy, but then they pressur tested it and found a leak, mine was only leaking from the front passenger side door, but someone else at the dealer(customer) said his was leaking from the rear passenger door, the fix was to replace the outside weatherstripping, and adjust the door to seal tighter. IMO the weatherstripping was probably fine, i think it was the door not adjusted properly.
     
  2. FireArk

    FireArk New Member

    We also have a 2008 Acadia that had a leak. Ours is a SLT with the Dual-Skyscape Sunroof. Over the winter months we noticed that the headliner developed a wet stain. We took the car back to the dealer, and found out that the fixed rear "sunroof" had a faulty drain tube that became disconnected and leaked into the headliner.

    Of course the dealership replaced everything at no cost, however it seems totally unacceptable that GM would be making such "high-quality" vehicles that develop leakes before they are even a year old.
    Your above comments seriously make me worry about the long term reliabilty of this car espicially since both you and another customer have expirenced leaks.

    Has your issue been resolved? Mine has for now, but we are not looking forward to another leaky winter.

    -FireArk
     
  3. Rumpamuro

    Rumpamuro Rockstar 100 Posts

    Actually you should have had the problem in the summer. Your leak was a product of GM buying some ruber drain hose and it was defective, it shrunk with heat, so the drainage tube being right against the roof of your acadia, had tons of heat, and shrunk which made the tube about an inch or so short and it disconnected itself. only the rear glass has this problem as far as i know.
     
  4. FireArk

    FireArk New Member

    Well I dont feel I should have had this problem at all to begin with, summer or winter. If its a summer problem I guess the leak has been corrected for good since we've had a few good rains and I havent noticed any leaks so far.

    Was your dealer able to correct your leak? I'd hate for this to be an "on-going" problem that requires multiple trips to the dealer.

    -Greg
     
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    How did it turn out, was it replaced?
     
  6. 1st Synthetics

    1st Synthetics Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Mine is a 2007 and I have never seen any water come in.
     
  7. jcityp1

    jcityp1 New Member

    Funny you should mention this...I noticed my passenger side door leaking water during rain as well. I actually just signed up for this forum but it has paid dividends in only 5 minutes.
    T
    hanks for the post,

    Maurice
     
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That's what we like to hear!

    Don't forget that we're doing some contests this fall as well, so keep coming back and tell your friends. :)
     

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