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GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (9%)

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GMC Acadia brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

12000 mi Service Traction Control message: Steering angle sensor needed replacement. 
31000 mi Squeaky pedal. 
36000 mi Squeaky brake pedal. Dealer replaced brake booster. 
2000 mi Rubber pad on parking brake kept coming off. Happened several times. They finally replaced the entire foot pedal arm. 

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21500 mi Warped brake rotors. Dealership resurfaced the rotors under warranty. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

44000 mi

US $182
Found brake fluid leaking from master cylinder into vacuum booster. 
32700 mi Vibration through the steering wheel when braking. Warped rotor was turned and problem corrected. 
42000 mi

US $108
Replaced front brake pads 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi squeek in brake pedal when applied. 
47000 mi traction control and stabilitrack lights went on in car, lasted for a day, then went out. Took to local mechanic and computer read nothing so I didn't not have any work done. 
57300 mi stabilitrak light came on. took to shop. replaced faulty brake switch. $95 for a $12 part... 
32000 mi

US $300
replace rear rotor 
60000 mi

US $75
Rear pads were worn to the backing pads, appeared to be stock equipment on the vehicle. Rotors were turned and new pads installed. Inspected front at the same time, but they were still acceptable. 
120700 mi

US $150
Caliper failure 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

52000 mi Stabilty brake computer failed. 
7460 mi brakes squeak. gets worse in wet weather. shop says pad design. brake pad dust stays on pad and squeaks. once dry, falls away and squeak goes away. shop says design issue, no repair. 
32860 mi

C $420
Squealing rear brakes 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

61000 mi Brakes were not working and made a grinding noise along with being soft. 
18000 mi Fixed squeaking brakes, said it was rotors 
99800 mi

C $300
Rear brakes seized, and front slight warped,replaced pad and disk all 4 
27240 mi

$200
Replace steering wheel position sensor 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $200
replaced rear brake pads and cut rotors 
70000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear brake pads. 
7440 mi front rotors out of spec. Tech turned rotors to within spec. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

57000 mi

US $151
Steering wheel vibrations. rotors were bad. 
89000 mi

US $800
Traction control service message turned on frequently but intermittently - traction control and cruise control disabled when on. Problem diagnosed as brake sensor failed on same circuit - replaced. 
101000 mi

US $20
After installing new brake pads and rotors, they squeal when backing up. Inspected and dealer said squeal was normal. 
102300 mi Needs pads and rotors 
7000 mi Shudder and squealing during braking. Repair: grind/turn front rotors.  
14000 mi Brakes have been squealing since 9000 miles. Dealer maintains that GM won't warranty for brake squeal, so they won't fix it unless I pay for new pads and rotors and there is still no guarantee that it won't happen again. I am ticked off. 
26000 mi

US $339
Rotors warped. Rotors and pads replaced. 

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2008 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

61000 mi They have finally put on new rotors 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

76000 mi Brake fluid low with no external leak and moaning sound when depressing brake pedal. Brake Master Cyl found to be leaking past seal into brake booster. Replace both units, new fluid and bleed. Stabiltrack and antilock Brake warning lights illluminated on dic. Diagnostic called out right rear speed sensor. Sensor tested good. Broken wire found inside wire loom 12 inches from speed sensor. Cable replaced both lights went off. 
53000 mi Replaced leaking brake master cylinder. 
43000 mi

US $330
Problem with stabilitrak button no longer responding sending a break warning light to service breaks immediately. Dealer had reset the system and repair. 
54000 mi

US $180
Steering wheel shook when applying brakes. 
72000 mi

US $70
turn brake rotors 
114700 mi

US $900
Replaced front rotors/pads 
52000 mi

US $394
"Stabilitrac" light illuminates occasionally after 20 mins of driving. Dealer could not verify concern thru computer, recommended software update ($100), reprogrammed ECM. Cannot verify yet that this solved the issue 
106000 mi Driver side rear hub sensor bad, had to replace hub and sensor. Our warranty had lapsed at 100,000 but GM stood behind this repair. 
248000 mi

US $1100
Front rotors and pads replace and 4 wheel alignment done. 
58500 mi

US $2500
replaced master cylinder, replaced steering column 
90000 mi

US $350
Stability control warning light, not fixed 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

88000 mi

US $245
Changed pads and turned Rotors. 
64480 mi

C $200
Replaced rear break pads 
64000 mi

US $185
fluid was low and needed to be flushed 
60700 mi

US $100
noisy brake pedal. Cleaned and lubricated master cylinder piston 
79000 mi master brake cylinder has leak 
84000 mi brake shield rusted off 
32000 mi Symptom was the brake pedal squeaking. The fix was to replace the brake power booster. 
32240 mi

C $640
Right break pad worn out. Pad replaced, rotor machined. 
5000 mi Squeak from brake pedal, especially when cold. Dealer identified TSB which indicates problem with brake fluid. GM supposedly is developing a revised brake fluid to correct the problem, but not available yet. 
6000 mi Dealer says revised brake fluid still not available from GM to fix the problem. 
8000 mi Squeak coming from master brake cylinder when applying brakes. Dealer located TSB and replaced brake fluid with revised fluid per TSB. 
18000 mi Brake pedal squeaks when pressing pedal. Drained and refilled brake fluid reservoir with new fluid containing lubricant. 
36580 mi

C $500
needed new set of brakes (back)... 
72720 mi

C $600
The traction control and brake light was always on and a message saying the 4 wheel drive was not operational. 
32000 mi

US $61
Messages saying stabilitrak off and service brake system. Dealership said brake fluid was low and could not find a leak. 
33000 mi Messages saying stabilitrak off and to service brake system. Dealership said brake fluid was low and to bring it back in 3 weeks for them to check fluid level again. 
36000 mi Message saying service brake system. Dealer says pads need replacing causing brakes to use more fluid. 
37000 mi

US $250
Brake pads replaced 
89300 mi Stability track light on and truck jerking not switching gears properly 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

3000 mi Squeaky brake pedal. In shop overnight. Replaced and flushed brake fluid with std. DOT3-still squeaks. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

69000 mi

US $700
Replaced booster and master cylinder- Stabilitrack Off, brake fluid leaking 
17000 mi Squeak when using the brake pedal, put in new brake fluid. 
42160 mi

C $700
Front brakes at 10%, rear brakes down to metal. 
131000 mi

US $1400
Rear brake pads replaced 
81000 mi Added a few oz of brake fluid. Stabilitrak error was corrected. 
147000 mi

US $1100
stability track 
48000 mi

US $260
Stabilitrak/ABS light came on while driving. Was told there was a bad R/F speed sensor on right front wheel which was replaced. Part cost $45, labor was $211. 
63000 mi

US $780
warning bells and lights indicating low oil pressure. brought car in and no problem could be found. two weeks later problem again as well as brake system warning light and stabilitrac off. replaced oil pressure switch and brake master cylinder. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi TSB for brake squeak. Fix was to change OEM GM brake fluid with a non-GM brake fluid that is DOT 3 compliant. Noise sounded like it came from the pedal armiture itself, however it was the brake fluid not properly coating the seals in the brakes ... 
59300 mi

US $750
New brake pads 
17360 mi While driving straight and constant speed (100km/h) warning lights came on - Stabilitrak off, Service Stabilitrak, Service Traction Control. Car was returned corrected with no explanation or paper work. 
20460 mi Tire Noise and Vibration - Tires replaced/Rotors Machined 
33480 mi Clicking noise - sounds like ABS when accelerating from stop. Noise blamed on low brake pads. Pads were replaced. Noise remains. 
104000 mi

US $7000
Front brake pads and rotors replaced. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

78000 mi

US $330
Brakes were wearing thin and grinding and were repaired. 

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