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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM
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I was told they would try to "repair" it unless it got to pricey, then they will replace it.

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 11:14 PM
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The dealership did what GM required them to do only to end up having to replace the transmission, AGAIN!

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I joined the 3,5,R wave plate club at 120,000 or so miles. It cost $3,400 to rebuild. I do hope it will last another 120,000, as I do like the vehicle. I hope the new GM learns that going cheap on parts do cost the consumer more in the long run and costs GM loyal customers. I used to work for GM and I still believe in the product although it is getting harder when I see so many components made in China.
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Our 2008 Outlook just experienced transmission failure on 140000km, most highway kms. Our local GM dealer called with the diagnostic and he didn't even need to. 35R waveplate. The repair price almost made me sick. $4100 for a rebuild? For a problem GM should step up and take resposability for? The technician admitted it was a problem. I'll fix it and trade it, never to get another GM product
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I have a 2008 XR with the full towing package. With all of the waveplate failures do we all have the same transmission? I am currently at 92000 miles and am wondering if I should dump this vehicle now before disaster strikes. I have had the vehicle since it was new.
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 01:22 PM
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danler--- youre at 92,000.
close to 100,000 where youd probably be doing a transmission fluid flush--- which some shops will charge $200-300.

For $600 or so---- have the wave plate CHANGED- and new trans fluid added........ and avoid the $4000 repair bill.

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I have a 2008 XR with the full towing package. With all of the waveplate failures do we all have the same transmission? I am currently at 92000 miles and am wondering if I should dump this vehicle now before disaster strikes. I have had the vehicle since it was new.

yes the same transmission in all models--- except the FWD and AWD models.

But the tow package is the same trans.
the difference is the HD radiator for increased engine and trans cooling-- and modified shift points....

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danler--- youre at 92,000.
close to 100,000 where youd probably be doing a transmission fluid flush--- which some shops will charge $200-300.

For $600 or so---- have the wave plate CHANGED- and new trans fluid added........ and avoid the $4000 repair bill.

here are the details.

http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php?topic=21353.0
Rbarrios,Thanks for all the information. Something to think about. I was speaking with a mechanic and told him of the wave plate failures and he was wondering approximately what percentage of the vehicles experienced the failure.
Will this wave plate failure be certain? Who knows.
I just put 1200.00 in the vehicle for tires and brakes. How much more do I want to dish out for a now 7 years old vehicle?( purchased OCT '07)
BTW I have the FWD model.
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I'm new the forums and I suspect like many of you here, only found this forum after searching for various problems with our Saturn Outlooks. I of course have become the latest victim of the Outlook transmission failure that I've read so much about these past few hours online. Before I go into where I am at..quick overview of my vehicle.



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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 11:50 PM
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I believe I just joined the club. On a business trip, 2 hours from home, on beltline in Madison, WI, during rush hour. My 2008 Outlook (102,000 miles, than I've owned for approx. 18 months) decided to fail me. Speeding up a d slowing down, I suddenly realized I couldn't shift higher than 3rd. Almost caused a massive pile up, but managed to get over and off the beltline. Pulled into parking lot at gas station, and car would barely move. I noticed for the last week or so it seemed to be shifting strange, but as long as I didn't mash the gas, it seemed fine. I had the car towed to a GM dealer, but they have not looked at it yet. I had it towed to the nearest GM dealer, but it wasn't the one I bought it from because I was 2 hours away. I think I know what is coming.

Question, is there anything I can do for help with the bill? I have been reading around, and have seem many different stories with many different results, but the standard response seems to be that GM is aware of the problem, but does nothing. is that what I can probably expect? The dealer said they would be calling me tomorrow, and want to have my ducks in a row.
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