January 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm #150854
The horn appears extremely stiff. Large amount of pressure needed to honk horn – especially the lower half.
Bit of a safety issue. Tried most other models in showroom and they all were much softer and could be done with your pinky.
Is this a known issue?
April 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm #159999
Yes I agree, could not get it to work until I figured it out. Not happy with the new Acadia will look at a Cadillac XT5
April 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm #160004
A pal of mine had the same issue, but still works and sounds well. He had it for almost 2 months now.
April 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm #160072
Are you folks referring to the all-new model, or the first-generation Acadia limited?
April 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm #160111
The all new 2017 Acadia Denali is what I have. The horn is incredibly stiff and on some points of pressure almost non functioning.
Have had a terrible time with GM on this. The dealership called it “normal” for a new car. I submitted a video doing a “pinky” test on every model in the showroom – plus ford, Nissan and Chrysler show rooms. Every horn could be easily sounded using the only the pinky finger – except the Acadia. The 2017 Acadia needs heel of the hand whacking at the horn to make it work. Even then it misfires if you don’t get it right. My wife is petite and cannot use it with certainty that it will work when needed.
I am in a holding pattern for 30 days until GM responds with a possible remedy.
For us it is a safety issue.
Don’t get me wrong, the 2017 Acadia is a sweet driving vehicle. But he QC at GMC appears to be in need of life support. I had muffler stuffing trail out of the tail pipe on day 1. Day 4, the fuel pump and sensor needed replacing. Now there is a recall on negative ground or something – the dealership just mentioned it last week, but gave no details.
The strange thing is, there does not seem to be any standards for horn pressure/resistance? Seems odd for a safety mechanism.
April 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm #160344
Hmm OK my pal owns the first gen
June 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm #164558
My Acadia Denali delivered February ’17. The horn is nigh inoperable. Occasionally with a strong fist to the top half it will beep like a ’64 Volkswagen. To say it’s a safety issue is an understatement, even more than the ear splitting buffeting if a rear window is opened. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!! Most disappointing $50k I’ve ever spent, and far from GMC quality, and literally painful to drive!!!
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