I have a 2009 as well. Just passed 53k miles. Only issues were water pump leak, steering issues (steering rack leaking, pump squeal, and zip-tie noise in steering wheel), odd transmission behavior (revs would "hang" an not upshift), and warped front rotors at 28k (we bought it used @ 19k).dnl said:We have a 2009 with 35,000 miles. We have had several issues with it already. Three other people we know had problems with theirs, and two of them sold theirs within 3 years.
I was wondering how everyone elses' Outlooks were doing?
GM has issued Tech Service Bulletins for the water pump and the steering system, but not a recall. Some people have had their power steering quit during a turn, which obviously cause the driver a bit of angst. If the trend continues, a potential recall could occur, as it relates to safety. We'll see...dnl said:Interesting.
You make 5 people that I know have had to have the water pump changed on either Outlooks or Acadias.
We also had the Power Steering pump changed due to a high pitch sound when accelerating, and the steering column worked on (all under warranty thankfully).
Sounds like issues that should be recalls.
General Motors Protection Plan. Some GM dealers sell them at a discount. I got the GMPP from Ken Fichtner at Ken Fichtner Chevrolet, 406-628-4618, ext-103. He is a supporting dealer on the Corvette forum. I bought it @ 25k miles. It's good for 6 yr./60k miles from the date of purchase and 25k miles.dnl said:You mentioned GMPP. What is that?
How much is it? It does get super annoying. We live on a somewhat slanted cul-d-sac, It is annoying to floor it to get it to shift and then let off again. It does make a sound that is very pleasing though!XRDreamliner said:Get the updated programming for the transmission - it's worth it.
My dealership updated the programming for free. I had originally brought it in for a hanging upshift that occurred when I was cresting a mountain pass last month. Going down the hill, the transmission would not go into higher gear, unless I put it in Neutral, and then back to Drive. At 1st, GM engineering advised that they should replace the MAF sensor. After that, my wife drove it to work; when she tried to make it through an intersection, she tried to accelerate, and the engine just revved and revved...outty08 said:How much is it? It does get super annoying. We live on a somewhat slanted cul-d-sac, It is annoying to floor it to get it to shift and then let off again. It does make a sound that is very pleasing though!
A whining noise when turning and accelerating is likely a power steering pump. In the interim, you may want to replace the fluid via the turkey baster method to see if you can get it to quiet down (not a guarantee).danler said:And the only other issue I am having right now is a high pitched whine coming from the steering column when turning and accelerating(seeing this forum maybe the steering pump?)
Thanks XR. The last time I was in for a oil change the garage said my power steering fluid was a dark red and they suggested a fluid change also.XRDreamliner said:A whining noise when turning and accelerating is likely a power steering pump. In the interim, you may want to replace the fluid via the turkey baster method to see if you can get it to quiet down (not a guarantee).