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2009 GMC Acadia Engine Problems and Repair Histories

71 TrueDelta members own a 2009 GMC Acadia. 28 of these members (39.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 39 engine repairs to 2009 GMC Acadias--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 GMC Acadia problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 GMC Acadia problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 GMC Acadia problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

23% of the 2009 GMC Acadia repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 168 repairs.

2009 GMC Acadia engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 GMC Acadia engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost between $100 and $499, 33% between $500 and $999, 22% between $1000 and $2499, and 11% more than $2500.

Chart based on 9 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 1000    
5000 30 Transmission reflash for shift patterns on "09" Acadia's built prior to 10/08  
26000  
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
16000 0 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. 
 
GMC Acadia in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 0    
7000 0 Apparent problem with transmission control system software that caused revving, bucking, or unresponsiveness 
19000 0 Work on service stabilitrak/service traction control messages that are displayed on dashboard about once a week. 
GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 5000    
16000 0 Check engine light was on- replaced coil for cylinder number 4. 
 
GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 8000    
9000 0 Transmission/engine re-flash to address shift delay problem on 2009 models built before October 2009. 
 
GMC Acadia in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 30000    
32000 0 car just died,had to be towed to nearest GMC dealer. Electroic modulator went bad 
78000  
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 1000    
4000 0 soot build up on exhaust tips and blowing on rear hatch. dealer states normal. Vehicle appears to be running rich/unburned fuel. 
11000 0 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

GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 11000    
16000 0 o2 sensor...3 different codes. Had to order part. Updated transmission per TSB. 
 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 0    
2000 0 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 0 Engine light/ code: cam shaft sensor problem and detected miss fire. Well known timing chain problem. Timing chain replaced. 
 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
18000 0 TSB for Engine Control, May 2009 SW update, for early 2009 build vehicles experiencing problems on acceleration and right turns 
75000 1000 Slow coolant loss, traced to failing water pump 
89000 1100 Engine misfiring, bad coils. Replaced all coils and plugs 
120000  

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