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2007 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (13%)

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2007 GMC Acadia electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 GMC Acadia

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From first day of delivery, radio not working until 3rd or 4th restart of the day. Trip 1, dealer said they could order new radio but not sure if that would fix it. Decided to wait for another customer to trouble-shoot their same issue first. Forum discus 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

44000 mi Liftgate would not open under power; replaced liftgate latch. 
49000 mi DRL portion of bulb failed; bought and changed bulb and found wiring to the socket melted. 
51000 mi Dealer replaced wiring, connector and bulb. 
56000 mi Passenger low beam bulb not working; found bulb blown; replaced bulb and light works 
43400 mi

C $2100
Exchanger had to be replaced in A/C unit. Required removing entire dash. Repair not covered under warranty. 
35000 mi

US $25
Right front headlight replaced 
2000 mi Left trailer turn signal fuse blown (open circuit)--replaced fuse Navigation system is inaccurate by approximately 3 football fields (900 feet). For example, destination address input at 110 Any Street directs driver to address at 144 Any Street. Directed to address on other side of street. Asked to have dealer recali 
4000 mi Navigation system still inaccurate--dealer and GM Nav Center, and GM Customer Assistance Center all agree that Navigation system only gives "approximate" directions to destination by design. It is a software design issue since GMC Acadia, my BMW and my A 
48000 mi A/C leaking--replaced o-ring and recharged 
16000 mi Dual zone AC/heat not working properly on right side. Blows HOT no matter how the settings are adjusted. 
18000 mi No temperature control on right side of A/C system. Blew hot all the time. They made it blow cold all the time and scheduled another visit for June. 
18000 mi Right side front a/c blows HOT all the time. 
19000 mi Right side air conditioner blows HOT all the time 
50000 mi

US $200
Passenger power folding mirror would not fold in. 
44000 mi Nav unit occasionally reported "disk read error". Problem had been reported but apparently not fixed in in-warranty visit, so unit was replaced under original warranty even though warranty expired. 
7875 mi Nav system failed and has no display. 
21108 mi

US $50
Daytime running lamp burned out. Sunroof drain recall. Vibration in steering wheel when car at idle or while driving. Loud grinding noise when starting car. 
136000 mi

US $157
Both low beam headlight bulbs blew at same time 
120000 mi

US $30
Have to re-charge the AC twice a year. Do it myself, easy to do. 
93000 mi Hole in freon tube estim. $2200.00 to repair. 
31620 mi Acadia went back 2 more times for the same problem: battery. According to the dealership, the Acadia is fine and can be driven. I personally don't feel comfortable driving the vehicle for fear that it will not start when I need it to and leave me standed. 
24000 mi Temperature sensor for outside temperature was not working correctly. 
26000 mi Factory DVD Player would not play DVDs.  
3000 mi Interior door light burned out 
12000 mi back up sensors shorted 
140000 mi Tailgate not working again. 
6000 mi intermitent ac would not warm up. gets to cold. 
3000 mi Battery discharges when car is towed behind a motorhome, even though the procedure outlined in the "Recreational Towing" instructions in the owner manual says it will not. Dealer consulted with factory tech support and learned that this is a known problem 
3000 mi GMC issued a TSB changing the procedure for dinghy (recreational vehicle)towing and declared the problem resolved. I obtained a copy of the TSB online, so did not have to visit a dealer to learn of the revised procedure. 
16000 mi Voltmeter, temperature and fuel gauge lights went out - gauge could not be read in the dark New instrument display panel installed but it too was defective, though with a different problem. Yet another instrument panel will be ordered. 
16000 mi Instrument cluster was replaced and re-programmed. 
78500 mi

US $1071
Body Control Module (a computer module) and main power distribution center (fuse and relay panel) inexplicably burned out and required replacement. Car was running and would not shut off, even with key removed! 
22000 mi Outside temperature sensor approximately 7 degrees higher than actual outside temperature. 
2000 mi Air conditioner stopped working. Apparently it was a faulty seal that leaked all of the freon out of the vehicle, thus not allowing the condenser to function. Dealer had to order the seal, have it overnighted, and installed the next day. Hasn't been a The front driver and passenger seats jerk as if they're going off track when moved back and forth. Also, driver seat rocks forward if the vehicle comes to a hard slow down or stop. 
23000 mi Outside temp & fuel sensors replaced/moved. 
1000 mi had them try to fix NAV/HUD display problem and they could not--factory trying to determine fix 
8000 mi Reprogrammed nav. 
13000 mi Crackling audio speaker. 
21000 mi Crackling speakers. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

1781 mi Air conditioning does not work 
39000 mi

US $100
Nav system stopped working. Dealer replaced under extended warranty with $100 deductible. 
2000 mi intermittant issue with outside temp sensor. Told that it is working properly. 
26000 mi

US $182
AC system coolant was empty. Dealership was unable to find a leak, but admitted that a leak must exist for the coolant to be gone. Filled up with new coolant and told to bring back if problem peristed 
105000 mi

US $2000
Fix coolant leak 
61000 mi

US $182
went in for an air conditioning repair. 
135000 mi Guage cluster - trip computer display fades out completely after cluster warms up. Removed and sent to Acadian Speedometer for repair. Had cluster for over 30 days but wasn't able to repair. Sent refund check back with cluster. 
100000 mi bose amp failed 
101500 mi

US $320
Went to start the Acadia in the morning and it was completely dead, stuck in park, with key stuck in ignition. Had it towed to the dealership on a dolly. Dealer replaced the battery, said the battery had a bad cell. 
Refill valve on Air conditioner broke and had to be replaced. Repair shop ordered part, replaced and refilled air conditioner. 
46000 mi

US $30
passenger side headlight burned out. had to remove the front tire and a mud guard to get to the headlight. 
37000 mi Rear deck will not open with electric motor. 
38000 mi Rear hatch won't open with switch...only manually Wrong parts delivered on trip one...Correct parts on trip 2 and door repaired. 
25000 mi replaced one headlight (bulb). 
32000 mi side-view mirror motor was replaced (it automatically moves in and out) 
14000 mi Trailer backup light not working. 
28000 mi Message - Tire Monitoring System Failure 
78000 mi

US $4000
Replaced battery 
32000 mi Rear power hatch sensor became defective, ran continuously. 
42000 mi Climate control module went out, had to be replaced. 
46500 mi

US $100
New alternator was needed 
38000 mi

US $16
low beam headlight burnt out 
2000 mi Traction control and stabilitrak became inoperative because of a faulty sensor. 
50000 mi Power rear tailgate opens itself. Dealer ordered part to solve problem, switch off in interim 
20000 mi Check engine light was on - replaced 3 terminals in x305 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

7000 mi Temp sensor 

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2007 GMC Acadia Electrical Problems

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