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We recently purchased a '07 XE and we are very happy with it, not so much with the dealership (originally a Saturn dealership that is now Kia).

Question #1: Do I need to do anything to register for the powertrain warranty? Need to keep any specific records?

Question/Issue #2: I asked the salesman if he knew when was the last time the oil/air filter etc had been changed and he assured me that had just been done because a manager had used the vehicle. He also told me that they were getting avg MPG in the 20's.

After our first tank of gas we were getting about 10.5 MPG, I was shocked and decided to take a look at the air filter, it was the nastiest air filter I had ever seen. I replaced that, oil/filter, put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner and took it on a day trip mostly highway and got 18MPG. Since then we have been getting about 12.5 MPG. I tried putting in 89 octane fuel since in the manual said that will give better performance, but that made no difference. Does anyone have any other thoughts on what I can look at?

Question #3: Our Outlook did not come with a roof rack. How difficult/expensive is that to add?

Question #4: Any interesting/fun/easy mods to do?

Question #5: What does the relearn tire positions thing do? I don't see any info in the manual about that.

Thanks for all the help.
 

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cbmeadors said:
We recently purchased a '07 XE and we are very happy with it, not so much with the dealership (originally a Saturn dealership that is now Kia).
Congrats!

cbmeadors said:
Question #1: Do I need to do anything to register for the powertrain warranty? Need to keep any specific records?
No need to register, but you should keep oil change and other maintenance records as required by your manual. Did the '07s have the 5Y/100K powertrain warranty? I thought that came later, but I could be wrong.

cbmeadors said:
Question/Issue #2: I asked the salesman if he knew when was the last time the oil/air filter etc had been changed and he assured me that had just been done because a manager had used the vehicle. He also told me that they were getting avg MPG in the 20's.

After our first tank of gas we were getting about 10.5 MPG, I was shocked and decided to take a look at the air filter, it was the nastiest air filter I had ever seen. I replaced that, oil/filter, put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner and took it on a day trip mostly highway and got 18MPG. Since then we have been getting about 12.5 MPG. I tried putting in 89 octane fuel since in the manual said that will give better performance, but that made no difference. Does anyone have any other thoughts on what I can look at?
I'd like to see what it says about higher octane making a difference. No mention of it in our 2010 manual, but we have the DI engine.

I'm averaging 18.1 with mine, with lows in the mid teens and highs of about 22 with hwy driving with the cruise set at 73-78 MPH. 10.5 is lower than I've gotten even towing my camper (12-15 MPG). Check your tire pressures and monitor it for a few tanks and see where you are.

cbmeadors said:
Question #3: Our Outlook did not come with a roof rack. How difficult/expensive is that to add?
Might be easier to add a Yakima or Thule aftermarket rack than the factory. That said, I bet the mounting features are there. Search here and the Acadia forum, since the Acadia uses the same rack as our Outlooks.

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Question #4: Any interesting/fun/easy mods to do?
The splash guards were easy and I got them cheap (~$30) on eBay.

cbmeadors said:
Question #5: What does the relearn tire positions thing do? I don't see any info in the manual about that.
You use it when you rotate the tires. Tells the TPMS which tire is in which position so the readout on the dash is accurate. I other words, there's no way for the TPMS to know that you moved the front tires to the rear It may get a low pressure warning from sensor ID ABC123 and it thinks it's still in the tire on the RF when you moved that tire to the RR, so it's gonna tell you the RF is low when it's really the RR.
 

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Question #3: Our Outlook did not come with a roof rack. How difficult/expensive is that to add?
Roof rails or the cross rails; I have seen a few Outlooks with nothing on the roof
 

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Roof rails or the cross rails; I have seen a few Outlooks with nothing on the roof
Good question, I think the XE models came w/o racks at all, or at least some of them did.
 

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Question/Issue #2: I asked the salesman if he knew when was the last time the oil/air filter etc had been changed and he assured me that had just been done because a manager had used the vehicle. He also told me that they were getting avg MPG in the 20's.

------I would personnaly change the oil again- how could they not inspect the air filter? (how many miles on your vehicle?).

put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
------What fuel injector cleaner did you use? I would use Chevron Techron- fuel system cleaner. (it will also clean your injectors)- but buy the 22 gal treatment bottle (treats up to 22 gal -- essentially pour in the 20 oz and fill up the tank). and drive till your gas low light is on.

Question #4: Any interesting/fun/easy mods to do?

not a mod- but something you may be interested in doing.
Should be similar on your 3.6.

http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=8789.0
 

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Sailfish said:
Whoa, is that a minivan :eek: :D somebody PLEASE put roof racks on that thing!
 

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Dear cbmeadors,

If you would like to provide me with your VIN, I would be happy to research the warranty information. You can get me this information via private message if that would make you feel more comfortable.

I also recommend keeping a file of the maintenance and any repairs that you have on the vehicle. Please, keep receipts of things even if you perform the oil changes and things of that nature yourself.

You can also check the estimated fuel economy by visiting www.fueleconomy.gov. This is a great site to use for this information.

Salguod has provided you with some good information about the roof rack and TPMS information.

Sincerely,
Michelle, GM Customer Service
 
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