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2009 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 226 repairs.

2009 GMC Acadia engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (40%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi

US $30
Transmission reflash for shift patterns on "09" Acadia's built prior to 10/08  
16000 mi Check engine light - computer indicated lean fuel condition. Replaced fuel sensor module and some other stuff in the fuel area. Left dealer, check engine light came back on 2 miles down the road. Stretched timing chain. Need to replace timing chain, gaskets, etc. Also addressed TSB on power steering noise (whine). All fixed. 
7000 mi Apparent problem with transmission control system software that caused revving, bucking, or unresponsiveness 
23000 mi Work on service stabilitrak/service traction control messages that are displayed on dashboard about once a week. 
16141 mi Check engine light was on- replaced coil for cylinder number 4. 
9000 mi Transmission/engine re-flash to address shift delay problem on 2009 models built before October 2009. 
32000 mi car just died,had to be towed to nearest GMC dealer. Electroic modulator went bad 
4000 mi soot build up on exhaust tips and blowing on rear hatch. dealer states normal. Vehicle appears to be running rich/unburned fuel. 
11000 mi check engine light code PO008. Dealer reset light.Light stayed off but timing chain was replaced due to known problem with certain build dates.Vehicle only had 10,600 miles and ran good.Fuel mileage has improved after repair! 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi o2 sensor...3 different codes. Had to order part. Updated transmission per TSB. 
2000 mi Check engine light. Code was for loose gas cap - poor fuel tank vacuum. Dealer service center determined problem was bad gas cap. Replaced under warranty. Now OK. 
101000 mi Engine light/ code: cam shaft sensor problem and detected miss fire. Well known timing chain problem. Timing chain replaced. 
18000 mi TSB for Engine Control, May 2009 SW update, for early 2009 build vehicles experiencing problems on acceleration and right turns 
75000 mi

US $1000
Slow coolant loss, traced to failing water pump 
89000 mi

US $1100
Engine misfiring, bad coils. Replaced all coils and plugs 
126500 mi

US $400
oil pressure sensor failed, reported zero oil pressure 
131300 mi

US $1300
Check engine light Catalytic converter stage failed Replaced Catalytic converter 

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2009 GMC Acadia Engine Problems

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