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2008 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (9%)

Chart based on 502 repairs.

2008 GMC Acadia repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 85 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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2008 GMC Acadia

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GMC Acadia in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

56420 mi

¤1000
Transmission failed to shift over the third gear. Second time with this problem. First time dealer re-programmed the TCM, now it is getting replaced. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

61000 mi
This car was certified used and apparently GM did not thorougly inspect and repair all with 172 point checklist! Too many repairs to list. Front sway bars replaced. We had brake issues-rotors resurfaced a/c issues-charged unit They have finally put on new rotors 
Jul 2012

61000 mi
The air went out not cooling and blowing properly. We sold the car back to the dealer so they could have their lemon back. 
GMC Acadia in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

91000 mi
Steering rack had slop 
GMC Acadia in Georgia, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

4000 mi
Vehicle would shudder, transmission was not shifting properly. Transmission shifting problems 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

9000 mi
Heater fan not working. Replaced fan. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Mar 2010

26000 mi
Acadia was taken to the dealer for an oil change. Dealer saw that transmission was leaking. Dealer replaced transmission seal. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2010

16000 mi
Airbag sensor came on intermittently. There was a loose connection under the drivers seat. 
Jun 2011

23000 mi
Water pump leak which was then replaced 
Aug 2014

41000 mi

US $285
Replaced camshaft position sensor in left bank 
GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Nov 2009

19000 mi
Rear stationary sunroof leaking through 2nd row passenger seat belt bezel. 3rd row ceiling lights filled up with water on takeoff after parked outside in rain. Recall #07-08-57-002E: Water Dripping from A-Pillars or Rear Dome/Reading Lamp (Apply Sealer/Le 
Dec 2009

20000 mi
ECM/TCM Reprogramming for Driveability Issues. Transmission dead spot between 2nd and 3rd when shifting. Dangerous when entering highway traffic. Excessive accelerator pedal travel required to speed up or force drop to lower gear. 
Aug 2010

32500 mi
Driver and passenger side bucket seats consistently rock 1/2 inch Fore and Aft on accelerating and braking. Track mechanism feels sloppy and jerky, makes crunching sound. Background Info/Related Documents #07-08-50-016 JUL 07  Lumbar support driver side fell apart inside seat. Background Info/Related Documents Won’t extend or retract at all. Can hear lumbar Seat motor engage… run … and turn off. Mechanism only moves up and down while making creaking crunchin New replacement seat track was faulty when it came in. 12Vdc motor was inop. Dealer ordered again. 
Sep 2010

34000 mi
Original seat tracks rocked and had crunching sound mid range of seat travel. and installed. 1 day job turned in to 4 days. problem fixed. 
Nov 2010

35600 mi
Emerg Brake pedal dripping water.Drivers side floor carpet damp. Floor mat holding about a 1/2 cup of water.Water pooling inside front sunroof track "Emerg brake on" warning lite eventhough brake not on. reset brake mult times. off for now Steering clunk/knock when turned Left/right at start up. Bulletin 10-02-32-001 Replace Steering gear bushing.Intermittent more pronounced in cold weather upon start up 
Jun 2011

41000 mi

US $104
Driver side Daytime Running Light 1/2 hr labor + parts $56.00. Tech put acadia up on lift, turned wheels full to the right, removed fasteners around wheel well liner, flexed liner back and reached up from below to install new bulb. 
Jan 2012

60000 mi
Recall on low beam light connector melt down. DRL burned out at 50,000 mi cost $59.00 parts and labor passenger side low beam out at 55,000 mi covered under recall for connector melting. film on inside of clear light housing. Recall on airbag system lights coming on on DIC intermitant related to rough road. reseat of connnector fixed problem so far 
Aug 2013

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. 
Sep 2013

80000 mi
Radiator fluid 1/2 gallon low. Discovered due to service bulletin. Overflow tank showed full. Removed vanity cover to acess radiator cap and fluid was low. Suspect rear AC evaporator and long cooling lines not properly de-aired at assembly. 
Aug 2014

90000 mi
water pump leaking. small puddle under car overnight. was checked previously under TSB for low coolant level from factory fill not being de-aired. 
Sep 2014

92000 mi
AC Evaporator freezing up leaving large puddle of condensation thaw. No air flow through vents but ring around vent cold and condensing humid air. Refridgerant leaked down and was recharged with dye. No leak found.Suspect Evaprtr inside dash 
May 2015

94000 mi
Dealership continues to report" Added Dye Can't find A/C leak". Down 16 OZ of R-132 every 60 days. Problem appears to be failed evaporator core buried deep in dash. Should replace free well known problem. Had GMPP extended warranty 1st leak. 
Dec 2015

106000 mi

US $329
Second time passenger low beam failed in 1 year. Driver side yellow marker light out. Service manager said they had to drop the bumper to get to the light. 2 hours labor plus bulbs 164.99.Curry Buick Bloomington, IN Power Steering whine. 3/4 of pint low on fluid. Refilled. Problem fixed. Complete Power steering assy has previously been replaced twice under warranty for leaks. Freon leak can not be identified by dealer. Suspect the common problem of evaporator core in dash leaking. Added 2 cans of Freon. HVAC Blower Motor failed. No Air for AC/Heat. Purchased Blower and installed. Bearings locked up due to water leak building up in blower cover and submersing motor repeatedly. Replaced works fine now. 
GMC Acadia in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2014
May 2009

36000 mi
Passenger side HVAC vents blew hot air when AC was on. Service air bag light on. 
Jun 2009

38000 mi
The HVAC fan was not working. Dealer replaced fan. 
Dec 2009

48000 mi

US $300
Driver noticed a "clunk" when turning the steering wheel. Dealer replaced steering rack. Dealer covered the part, owner paid for labor $300. 
Feb 2010

54000 mi

US $180
Steering wheel shook when applying brakes. 
Mar 2011

72000 mi

US $70
turn brake rotors 
Jan 2014

114700 mi

US $900
Purge valve. Struts Replaced front rotors/pads 
Jul 2014

124000 mi
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GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2010
May 2009

28000 mi
Replaced intake exhaust valve 
Aug 2009

31000 mi
Running Light socket melted. 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Replaced melted running light socket 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

75000 mi
Transmission repaired for third time 
GMC Acadia in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

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. Headlight was out, and because of location of headlight the front grill must be almost completely removed. Went to a simple tire, brakes minor repair mechanic, and they could not perform service. Cost approximately $100 at the dealership. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2012
Jun 2012

58500 mi

US $2500
replaced master cylinder, replaced steering column 
GMC Acadia in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2010

34000 mi
Coolant thermostat and water pump replaced. 
Mar 2011

49000 mi
Rear hatch struts needed replacement. 
Oct 2011

53000 mi
Replaced leaking brake master cylinder. 
Sep 2012

66000 mi

US $100
Replaced the front A/C blower motor and resistor. 
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $900
Front struts replacement Power-steering pump replacement 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

67000 mi
Highway driving, dash indicated transmission was overheating, called OnStar, 'diagnostic' determined minor. Next day transmission was slipping a lot, bad smell, OnStar recommended going to nearest dealer immediately. dealer rebuilt tranny. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

32000 mi
Steering bushings replaced, steering column re-riveted. The steering column was making a popping noise when the wheel was turned.  Front passenger seat frame tightened, would rattle if something like a iPad was put on the seat. Turn signal stalk replaced, not doing the three- blink for lane changes on the right, but it worked correctly on the left. 
Jun 2011

36000 mi
Power steering was making a grinding noise. Steering rack was replaced. 
Jul 2011

39000 mi
Water pump was leaking. Engine was leaking oil from the front cover. Engine had to be pulled to replace the seal.  While the engine was pulled, technician found excessive camshaft endplay. Camshafts and heads were repaired. Transmission case was found to be leaking fluid. All seals were replaced while the engine was pulled. Transmission wave plates were inspected while engine and trans were pulled. Wave plates replaced with updated parts. 
Jun 2012

52000 mi
Gauge cluster failure 
Apr 2013

66700 mi
Oil leak Front struts became inop after car was on a lift for 4 days 
Jun 2013

70000 mi
Fuse block shorted out due to a water leak. 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2012
Jun 2011

50000 mi
Water pump leak noticed. Water pump replaced. 
Aug 2011

55000 mi

US $312
Water leak. Diagnosed as "clogged drains" related to sunroof. Drains cleaned/replaced. Latch on rear hatch not closing properly.  Engine squealing noise at start up and through 30mph. 
Dec 2011

60000 mi
Headlight assemblies replaced by recall. One failed a few days after receiving recall notice, before had taken it in. 
Jun 2012

66000 mi

US $70
A/C drain plugged and flooding cabin with water. 
Jul 2012

68000 mi
3-5 reverse clutch plate disintegrated on the family summer trip 100 miles from my house. 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

56000 mi

US $600
Windshield washer nozzle broken, Owner replaced 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

59000 mi
Power steering high pitched noise. PS rack replaced Air bag recall. Service Air Bag light on. Replaced connectors under passenger seat 
Nov 2011

68000 mi
replaced steering rack 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
Driver's side seat adjustment rails loose. 
Jul 2012

85700 mi
3.5.R wave plate failure. Cleaned metal particles from transmission. Replaced all clutch friction plates and damaged steel clutch plates (3.5.R) and waved clutch plate, input housing, sun gear and 2/6 backing plate. 
Jul 2013

107300 mi
Water pump leak. Replaced 
Jan 2014

120000 mi

US $150
Diagnostic result from CEL and onStar - transmission TCM needs replacement. Car in limp mode, but next day fine. Drove for 10k miles before problem appeared again. 
Jul 2014

131000 mi

US $4000
CEL again, TCM needs replacement, With tranmission open found 3-5-r wave plate broken again. Rebuild or re-manufacture? Decided to purchase reman trans with 3yr/500k mile warranty. 
Nov 2014

135700 mi

US $100
Bad purge valve 
GMC Acadia in Kansas, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

50000 mi
Noticed coolant under vehicle in garage. Took vehicle to dealer which diagnosed a leaking water pump. Water pump replaced be dealer, in shop for approx 3 hours. Successful repair. 
Apr 2012

66700 mi
3-5-R Wave Plate broke. Transmission disassembled and repaired. 
Jun 2012

70000 mi

US $100
Power steering was noisy when turning. Replaced power steering pump housing. 
Oct 2012

78000 mi
Oil leak from timing chain cover (engine front cover). Engine removed and timing chain cover resealed. Power steering pump leaking. Replaced power steering pump. 
Aug 2013

90700 mi

US $100
Front blower motor (fan) for HVAC system failed. Blower replaced. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $1100
Transmission would intermittently not shift out of 1st gear. Transmission valve body assembly replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2011

63700 mi

US $200
Replaced transmission cooler. 
Jan 2015

117000 mi

US $274
replace water pump 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

83000 mi
Transmission wave plate failure 
GMC Acadia in Alabama, United States
Jun 2008 - Jan 2015
Mar 2012

91000 mi
Replaced noisy CV axle shaft. 
GMC Acadia in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

43000 mi

US $145
PCV valve was leaking oil. Airbag sensor came on. This is the second time. Drivers side airbag was not detected Sun roof leaked water onto drivers side floor during rain. 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

80000 mi

US $275
Replace steering rack, also replaced steering pump as a preventive measure. 
Jun 2014

101000 mi

US $200
CV Halfshaft boot ruptured. 
GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2010

26000 mi
I noticed rear of Acadia seemed bouncy when there were passengers in second row. I thought rear shocks needed replaced. Trip 1 resulted in service dept. discovering a leaky shock, they ordered replacement. I noticed a clicking noise (during May 15 test drive before purchasing this Acadia) when turning the steering wheel. Trip 1 resulted in service dept. diagnosing a loose rivet in steering column, and ordering a new steering column. Trip 2 was scheduled for installation of new steering column ordered on trip 1 in order to fix clicking noise Trip 2 was scheduled for installation of new shock which was ordered on trip 1 to replace leaky shock 
Aug 2013

74300 mi

US $35
Rear wiper arm broken off Replacement new rear wiper arm installed 
Dec 2013

81000 mi
Intermittent failure of lower instrument backlighting 
Sep 2015

100000 mi

US $250
CEL was diagnosed to be a fuel vent filter that needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

102000 mi

US $280
Mode actuator stopped working. 
GMC Acadia in Arizona, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2012
May 2009

15000 mi
replaced nav head, but same problem. Ordered another new nav head. replaced nav head, but same problem. Ordered another new nav head. Replaced nav head. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

8000 mi
Attempted optional May 8th TSB for flat spot when accelerating transmission reflash. Flash did not take, must be done again. 
GMC Acadia in Kansas, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2008

4000 mi
Warranty issue. Front left suspension would squeak/pop while turning wheel at low speed during a small to medium suspension travel. Dealer diagnosed a split bear at the end of the steering column. Non-emergency replacement of steering column. 
Sep 2008

7000 mi
Return trip for warranty repair, dealer ordered part. Replaced steering column. Bearing ring had separated causing a pop sound when turning with suspension travel - problem not an emergency. 
Jul 2012

41000 mi
Passenger side rear spring broken off, 3" piece at top of spring. Dealer inspected, would not cover through warranty because out of warranty (over 3yr/36K). Did not repair at this time, appealing this decision through GM. 
Aug 2012

43000 mi

US $108
Broken spring out of warranty, dealer would not fix under warranty. Appealed to GM cust svc & they offered to fix thru the same dealer for a $100 deductible. I agreed to the deal & replaced the pass side rear spring. 
Apr 2013

52000 mi

US $394
AC not working at all - there is a safety override to lock out compressor to prevent damage. Dealer found no leaks, system was low 1 lb of freon - repaired. "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 Leak from Steering gear at RF boot. Leak is a slow seap, not hitting the ground. Not repaired at this time. 
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $1500
AC recharge from April proved to be temporary. Dealer & local mechanic diagnosed bad Front Evap Coil. It's located in the dash - lots of labor to remove dashboard. Replaced the Coil. 
Jul 2013

56300 mi

US $400
Two days after June repair, I noticed a leak (10-16 oz) of red fluid at right front corner of engine compartment. I had previously informed the dealer & local mech about it. It was a leak from the water pump. Replaced pump. 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $200
Hydraulic struts that hold up the tailgate when open failed to hold. replaced two struts, took 1/2 day. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

100300 mi

US $1200
Sunroof drains were clogged and flooded interior of vehicle;  Repaired/Replaced condenser and computer for Rear AC that was not working either; 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2008 Bumpy seat track for driver seat when moving forward backward. Repaired by TSB 
Jun 2008 Sunroof Leak repaired by TSB prior to recall. 
Jul 2008 7pin trailer wiring harness plug reverse wire not working. Repaired by TSB 
Oct 2008

14683 mi
Warranty Work. Had May8th transmission update completed. Had sunroof Recall completed. 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2016
Oct 2008

12000 mi
Did the May 8 Transmission Flash to change shift points. 
May 2009

27000 mi
Driver side head/running light much brighter than other side. 
Jul 2010

60000 mi
A/C not cooling to acceptable level. 
Aug 2010

60000 mi
A/C Blend Door Actuator needed replacement. 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $120
Stabilizer Bar Bushing Replacement 
Jan 2012

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. 
Nov 2012

134000 mi

US $700
Rear inner top arm bushing wore out, had to replace whole arm. only available from GM, 270$ per arm. 
Feb 2014

180000 mi

US $350
Bushings wore out causing rattle 
Aug 2014

190000 mi

US $1000
Struts wore out Repair of right rear wheel bearing done at the same time as the struts and included in the $1000 bill 
Feb 2015

209000 mi

US $600
Changed Rear shocks and passenger side rear horizontal sway link. Power steering pump noisy and intermittent hard steering at low rpms. New pump leaked fluid so had to get another pump at later date. Second steering pump installed. 
Mar 2016

248000 mi

US $1100
CV joint replaced. Drivers side front wheel bearing replaced. Front rotors and pads replace and 4 wheel alignment done. 
GMC Acadia in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2014

73180 mi

C $371
Excessive movement in the body while driving worse at higher speed. Repaired after replacing both rear toe link arms - rear suspension 
Jan 2015

C $500
Right axle shaft was replaced  
Dec 2015

93000 mi

C $500
Left axle shaft was replaced 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

7600 mi
Drainage hose from rear sunroof not connected (at factory) causing rainwater leaks into front drivers side floor and drivers side rear cargo area. Reconnected at dealership. 
GMC Acadia in Georgia (nation)
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

57660 mi
Total engine failed, They could not find the problem, still not running 
Dec 2013

57660 mi

$5900
Replaced Engine Power Steering Pump 
Mar 2014

60760 mi
Same engine problem 
GMC Acadia in Washington, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

112300 mi
Speakers blew 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

12000 mi
sunroof leaked water, found out drain pipe was crimped causing water to run down A-frame and leak on dash. problem fixed in half a day. 
Apr 2008

16000 mi
Tranny made strange noise when starting. 
Dec 2008

25000 mi
Shifter in center console completly failed, required entirely new interior console.  
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2011
Mar 2008

3000 mi
Then, a nut fell off of my wiper blades so they quit working mid-wipe. They were both easy fixes so they only had my vehicle a few hours. 
Sep 2010

37000 mi

US $130
Headlight burned out took hour and half to repair because they have to take car apart 
GMC Acadia in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $350
Stability control warning light, not fixed 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2011
Dec 2008

3000 mi
Engine light went on erroneously and the transmission was not shifting smoothly. (On-star report didn't pick up anything significantly wrong when the light first appeared.) The repair was to update some of the engine and transmission software. 
Apr 2009

9000 mi
transmission shifting rough and check engine light on periodically. Was going to take too long 5 days to repair so I picked it up and scheduled the repair for a different time. 
May 2009

9000 mi

US $30
power and shifting rough and sluggish, particularly around 40 mph and passing on the highway. 
Jul 2010

31000 mi
Service Airbag indicator light on intermitantly. Was told the sensors were not connected properly and they were replaced. This has been going on since I bought the car and the problem just reappeared again yesterday. 
Sep 2010

34000 mi
Service Airbag light on again. Replaced same sensor as July. Transmission sluggish between 40mph and 60 mph. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Delaware, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

89300 mi
Stability track light on and truck jerking not switching gears properly 
Mar 2012

101000 mi

US $1400
Transmission gone 
GMC Acadia in Washington, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

74300 mi

US $1300
Transmission failure resulting from a waveplate failure and extensive damage. This was indicated by check engine light, and complete loss of power. Waterpump leaking fluid. 
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

66700 mi

US $500
Transmission blew and cracked entire case. Vehicle was towed and entire transmission had to be replaced. GMC picked up most of the tab even though was out of warranty. They said it would have been around $4000.00 
Apr 2015

71000 mi
Power steering failing. Also whining badly 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2016
Nov 2011

54000 mi

US $850
The following service was performed at 53k miles: Water Pump replaced. Coolant flush and filled. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 
Aug 2013

68000 mi
Water leak from the rear moon roof. This is a common problem in these vehicles but has not been acknowledged by GM. Dealer could not recreate the problem. From the Acadia blog, I think I fixed the problem using permatex cement. 
Aug 2014

79000 mi

US $177
Rear tailgate would not stay up. Replaced the tailgate struts. 
May 2015

85000 mi

US $600
Engine ventilation problem. GM has a TSB regarding this problem. replace valve cover,valve cover gasket, and PCV tube. 
Dec 2015

90000 mi

US $540
Windshield wiper transmission was replaced. 
Jul 2016

92000 mi
Traction control would go on and go off intermittently. 
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

103000 mi

US $600
Climate control module shorted out. 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Sep 2015

152000 mi

US $205
A heater hose T-fitting connecting 3 hoses sheared and caused massive coolant leak. The fitting is a non replaceable part. It is part of an assembly of hoses that cost $153. 
Mar 2016

156000 mi

US $6000
The camshafts wore out the camshaft bearings and moved laterally as a result and its gears jumped out of place in the timing chain. The engine stopped producing power needed towing. All upper engine parts replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

40000 mi

US $240
Drive shaft bolts came out. Dealer will not cover this repair, says someone tried to steal the drive shaft. Which is not possible due to were it is parked. 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

87420 mi

C $1250
Wheel bearing seized on axle threads. Signs of previous water leakage into cabin and console of vehicle. 
GMC Acadia in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

67360 mi

C $700
Diagnostic ($140.00) revealed dirty valves. Dealer recommended Wynn's cleans ($300.00). This all stemmed from the engine light coming on. No side view mirror function. Determined cause to be broken wire. Also found switch to be faulty. Used extended warranty for this repair and saved $14.00 after paying $200.00 deductible. Never will know if switch was truly faulty. 
Jan 2015

74380 mi

C $5
clunking noise in front end. Both sway bar links replaced c/w grease nipples for future maintenance. rear blower motor burnt out 
GMC Acadia in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2008 - Sep 2015
Dec 2012

42160 mi
Rebuilt transmission due to wave plate failure. 
Jun 2013

48980 mi

C $400
Power steering pump, found a leak after I complained of some noise 
Oct 2014

61360 mi
Power steering pump, loss of assist Water pump replaced. 
Mar 2015

64480 mi

C $600
Belt replaced Replaced rear break pads 
GMC Acadia in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

30000 mi
Put nitrogen in tires so computer would report correct tire pressures 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Nov 2013

86000 mi
Transmission went out completely, no forward or reverse. Towed to GM dealer and rebuilt, took 2 weeks to complete. No cost as covered by GM drivetrain warranty. 
Dec 2013

87000 mi

US $79
The water pump started leaking very badly about a week after the trans was rebuilt. This was also repaired under warranty. Blower fan for front passenger area stops running intermitanly in winter. Rear heat works but not front. I ordered new blower fan and will replace myself. This should have been a GM recall because the motor failed because of roof leakage. Front windshield washer pump not working. I'm not sure if pump is in reservoir or not. Have not figured out how to repair yet. 
Mar 2014

89000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts and sway bar links. Struts were shot and leaking about a year ago. Struts replacement requires removal of windshield wiper arms and cowl covering. Thanks GM for again making a simple project difficult. Fuse for front windshield washer pump was blown. Thanks again GM for making this simple job next to impossible. 50 cent fuse under dash is nearly impossible to get at for removal and worse to try to install a new one. 2 hours wasted! 
Jun 2014

93000 mi

US $80
Rear lift gate shocks 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

57000 mi
Stated defect with the steering column, squeak. TSB for it, but no assistance from GM, so it would cost $1,700 to fix. Traded for an MDX. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2015
Apr 2011

52000 mi

US $52
Replaced sway bar links 
Aug 2015

122000 mi

US $600
Timing chains needed to be replaced Throwing codes p0016, p0017, p0018 
GMC Acadia in Missouri, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

88000 mi
After 50 or 60 miles on Hwy, Shift hesitation between 5 & 6th gear after downshifting for a grade/hill at highway speed. 
GMC Acadia in Washington, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2014
Aug 2012

38000 mi
Valve timing chain cover oil seep, remove engine install new cover gasket, new valve timing actuators, new intake gaskets, reinstall engine and set wheel alignment. 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
May 2010 - Dec 2015
May 2012

59200 mi

C $2700
Oil Leaks at pump and bellows, replace pump and steering rack. 
Sep 2012

65100 mi

C $50
Rear Hatch entry touchpad stopped operating. Rubber cover was torn and water entry caused corrosion of electrical parts. DIY, replaced touchpad. 
May 2014

91760 mi

C $3300
Leaking power steering pump Replaced both front struts due to oil leaks Replaced leaking transmission hoses 
Sep 2014

101680 mi

C $140
Wiper linkage siezed and needed to be reppaced 
Feb 2015

104340 mi
Steering pump replacement. 
Dec 2015

112220 mi

C $25
Low beam bulb burnt out, removed tire and wheel well liner to change bulb. About one hour. 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2015
Mar 2009

3800 mi

US $600
Replaced shift modulator on warranty. 
Jan 2013

52000 mi

US $800
Found sway bar joints worn out at 5200 miles during repair on front gas struts. Found sway bar joints worn out at 52000 miles during repair on front gas struts. 
Mar 2013

58000 mi

US $3900
Transmission not shifting properly. Reverse completely gone. 
Jul 2013

65000 mi

US $2200
Coolant started leaking after road trip. Took to dealer and replaced water pump due to bad shaft seal. Timing chain was stretched coding as a camshaft sensor. $1700 labor. 
Aug 2013

69000 mi

US $540
Timing chain was stretched coding as a camshaft sensor. $1700 labor. 
Feb 2015

89000 mi

US $300
Power steering oil cooler leak/failure, corroded through. No new parts available. Salvage parts installed. Corrosion caused leak. Another repair cost added to a long list of early failures. 
GMC Acadia in Georgia, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2015
Jan 2014

37500 mi

US $860
Dirty throttle caused the actuator to seize 
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $1000
transaxle (front) replacement 
Mar 2015

57000 mi

US $2200
Leaking steering gear/rack 
Apr 2015

57700 mi

US $660
Busted front struts 
GMC Acadia in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Dec 2013

71000 mi

US $700
Fuse block shorted out due to ongoing water leaks fron sun roof. Replaced fuse block, sealed compartment, and cleaned drain lines. 
May 2014

75300 mi
Rear sunroof leaking water when it rains. Used sealant on top of car around glass seal. Took care of the problem for the most part 
GMC Acadia in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

67000 mi
Air bag light stayed on. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

62000 mi

US $3600
Timing Chain cover seal leaking. Second time in. They just fix it with a poor quality silicon sealant (not gasket) so it pops up again. Requires removal of engine. 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

44000 mi
Replaced rack and pinion 
GMC Acadia in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2008 - Sep 2014
Oct 2008

6820 mi
Moonroofs (2) drainage system improperly installed and drain tubes were too short resulting in leaks to the inside of vehicle. My ACADIA did not demonstrate this problem but the RECALL was done! 
Jun 2009

11780 mi
The rear windshield wiper arm broke and the wiper blade was broken during the repair. The whole unit was replaced in a satisfactory manner. No charge. Original new car warranty. 
Sep 2009

13640 mi
Rear lift gate support struts failed to keep liftgate open. Rear liftgate support struts (2) replaced. 
Mar 2012

30380 mi

C $120
Two litres of anti-freeze on garage floor. Unable to duplicate, no repeat performance as yet. I suspect the infamous water pump. Time will tell! 
Jul 2012

33040 mi
five inches broken off the top of rear coil spring. Replaced at no charge by the dealer. (one hour labour) 
Sep 2012

34720 mi

C $204
Rack and Pinion leaking P/S fluid. 
May 2014

43980 mi

C $500
High pressure gas line leaking. 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Jun 2008

2585 mi
Rattles coming from the sunroof area. The dealer added some foam and a retainer clip to the headlining area. Rattles gone. 
Sep 2008

6000 mi
Squeaks and Groans from rear when vehicle makes a left hand turn. Dealer torqued tie rods in front and realigned the wheels.Didn't fix the noise from the rear. 
Oct 2008

8100 mi
Transmission fluid dripping from bottom of the vehicle. Dealer thought it was a seal. When transmission was dropped, dealer determined fault to be the Torque Converter. Replace the converter. Repair took 7 days. 
Jun 2009

15000 mi
Poor gas mile <14mpg mostly highway.NTF. 
Aug 2009

20000 mi
Dealer trying to detemine transmission problem noticed in July. Said previous dealer misdiagnosed the problem. NTF, but when car returned the Service Engine light was on - P0222 - knock sensor bank 2. Found bad knock sensor for bank 2. Dealer stated this may have been my transmission problem back in July - yeah right. Replaced the sensor only not the ECM.  
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $200
Drivers seat shifting back and forth when braking. replaced seat guides and motor. 
Oct 2013

84000 mi
Check engine light, diagnosis: ..OHC problem, replaced complete system 
Nov 2013

85000 mi
Front wheels shaking over 50 mph, even after new tires and alignments. Problem was with the AWD- replaced the AWD- has to ship parts from Canada, by truck as too heavy to air freight.. 
Jun 2014

89000 mi
Service Seat Belt warning light. After several goes, the dealer still could not fix. They thought they'd fixed it, so I sold it to them. Later saw it in their service bay with the interior apart. They said I wouldn't have liked the repair bill. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
Sep 2008

8000 mi
Sunroof recall for leaking. Tubes replaced. 
Apr 2009

10000 mi
Navigation system reported "Nav Disc Read Error" Dealer ordered a new disc. Radio works normal otherwise. 
May 2009

11000 mi
Ordered Nav/radio unit was installed. New unit did not work properly when driven home (rear camera inoperative). Returned vehicle to dealership same day for another Nav/radio replacement. Second ordered Nav/radio installed, works fine. 
GMC Acadia in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Aug 2008

2480 mi
Blown Accessory fuse (warranty) 
Nov 2008

6200 mi
Check engine light during snowstorm. OnStar ran diagnostic: not enough power getting to wheels. Instructed us to go to dealer within 7 days. CEL went out a few days later. I believe dealer cleared the codes and did software update(work order not clear). 
Dec 2009

22320 mi
Power steering leak. Replaced power steering cooler 
Jun 2010

29760 mi
Rattle suspension - replaced stability links and leaking strut. Took apart steering and lubricated 
Sep 2010

34100 mi
Radio went out after rain (twice) Could not find source of problem 
Mar 2011

40300 mi

C $375
Struts completely leaked out. Second strut replaced in last 9 months 
Jan 2012

54100 mi

C $750
Vehicle very unstable on road. Two suspension bars need to be replaced. 
GMC Acadia in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Jul 2012
Nov 2008

5580 mi
Rattle in dashboard plastic on bumpy roads. Sound under hood right after cold starting car. 
Sep 2010

22940 mi
water leakage from sunroof 
Feb 2012

29720 mi
Broken handle on seat. 
GMC Acadia in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2009
Oct 2007

1699 mi
Doors leaking water at top. 
Apr 2008

7275 mi
Water leaking in, pouring out seatbelts and out from under headliner trim. 
Jun 2008

9425 mi
Rear hatch opens by it self leaving SUV open even when locked. Rattling noise in headliner. 
Nov 2008

13626 mi
Sun roof water leaking in again. Rear hatch opening on its own again. Recalls for wiper arm and drain tube extensions. Rear sunroof shade does not close correct letting light in. 
Dec 2008

14000 mi
Water leaking in on passenger front floor running down side kick panel.  Rear hatch opens by itself leaving vehicle unsecured. 
Feb 2009

18000 mi
Rear sunroof drain overflowing. Adjusted length of drain to sit lower. Crunching noise from front suspension. Replaced both upper strut mounts. Brake pedal squeaks when pressing pedal. Drained and refilled brake fluid reservoir with new fluid containing lubricant. Rear parking brake cable rubbing on rear strut making noise, adjusted cable. 
Mar 2009

18000 mi
Engine would not shut off even with key removed from ignition. Fuse box shorted out from all the water leaks. Airbag fuse shorted causing voltage feedback. Water leaking in from sunroof. Electrical system wet again. Front sunroof drains overflowing, flow restrictor in drain system clogged. Flow restrictors were supposed to be removed during sunroof drain recall. 
Apr 2009

18000 mi
Water leaking in from roof. Vehicle has been returned to GM under lemon law. 
GMC Acadia in Mississippi, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2012
Jan 2008

1011 mi
Replaced front panel on dashboard 
Feb 2008

2084 mi
Repaired water leak / drivers door 
Mar 2008

2319 mi
Water leak. Could not find 
Apr 2008

2823 mi
Water leak. Repaired sunroof drain 
May 2008

4592 mi
Ambient Temp Sensor reading erratic. Could not repair. 
Aug 2008

6423 mi
Dashboard separated. New dash on backorder. Drivers side mirror will not hold position Could not find problem. 
Dec 2008

9000 mi
Defrost panel seperated from dash for third time. Ambient Temp sensor reads wrong. Drivers seat cushion seperated from seat base. Drivers side mirror does not return to original position after tilting in reverse. Avg MPG reading gets stuck on 11.3 and will not change untill reset. Car is getting about 10 MPG.  Fourth water leak from sunroof Water stain on headliner from water leak. Defrost panel seperated from dash again the day after dash replaced. Fifth water leak from sunroof. 
Sep 2009

11000 mi
Water leaking out of overhead DVD player,back up sensor,and rear dome lights. Rear sunroof replaced. 
Dec 2010

24000 mi
Heater not working, multiple alarms, and reduced engine power. Water pump replaced. 
Jan 2011

24000 mi
Tire pressure sensors were reading pressure wrong as well as reading wrong tires. Sensors were reprogrammed.  Power Steering pump replaced. To date no further repairs to dashboard, drivers seat, third row seatbelt, XM radio, drivers side mirror, or sunroof leak. GM is sending someone to inspect the vehicle. 
Jul 2011

32000 mi

US $61
Messages saying stabilitrak off and service brake system. Dealership said brake fluid was low and could not find a leak. 
Oct 2011

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. 
Jan 2012

36000 mi
Message saying service brake system. Dealer says pads need replacing causing brakes to use more fluid. Found transmission fluid leak. Will repair when working on brakes Dealer found motor oil leak. Will repair when doing other repairs 
Feb 2012

37000 mi

US $250
Brake pads replaced Fluid leak repaired Oil leak repaired Coolant leak repaired Sliding center console broken Dash storage compartment will not open 
Apr 2012

38000 mi
Car repurchased by GM for repeated sunroof leaks. Sliding center console and dash storage compartment broken when bought back. Didn't fix because would have cost $500. Power liftgate broke during inspection when I turned it in. 
GMC Acadia in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2016
Sep 2008

5000 mi
need to replace a/c hose for proper cooling 
Jan 2009

8000 mi
Outdoor temp. sensor not reading correctly. 
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Rear had switch defective and could not open rear hatch at times. 
Oct 2009

16000 mi
air bag warning light - loose connector under drivers seat. rerouted connection. 
Dec 2010

28000 mi
replaced steering rack bushings 
Mar 2011

30000 mi

US $500
rough idle 
Jun 2011

33000 mi
a/c not cooling sufficiently. Dealer claims cooling as designed interior lights not going on when rear hatch opened at times, could not replicate 
Apr 2012

44000 mi

US $24
not keeping steady cold temperature. Found a loose electrical connection to the compressor causing it to go on and off frequently 
Jul 2012

47000 mi
losing coolant 
Jan 2013

53000 mi
timing chain cover, timing chains power steering pump oxygen sensor 
Feb 2013

53000 mi
replace both front struts due to suspension noise 
Mar 2013

53000 mi
replaced upper control arm bushings-cover under extended warranty 
Jul 2013

60700 mi

US $100
noisy brake pedal. Cleaned and lubricated master cylinder piston 
Sep 2013

62000 mi
rattling noise in front end suspension when going over bumps 
Feb 2014

65300 mi
Rough idle. Replaced fuel pump wiring. Did not correct the problem. 
Aug 2014

74000 mi

US $50
Compressor seized and needed replacing. 
Sep 2014

74000 mi
Rough idle. No problem found. Master window switch does not always work. 
Jan 2015

78000 mi

US $185
Replaced thermostat and coolant 
Mar 2015

79000 mi

US $50
noise in steering shaft. Replaced bearing in shaft 
Sep 2015

86000 mi
check engine light. Problem... replace purge valve 
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $50
Transmisson Command Module went bad. 
GMC Acadia in Vermont, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2011
Sep 2008

3000 mi
On-star not working. Needed to replace a module. 
Mar 2010

20000 mi
Front Sway bar link replaced Airbag light came on. Repaired as needed per service doc id 2223960 
Sep 2010

25000 mi
Wiring harness for passenger airbag was faulty. 
Jul 2011

36000 mi
Replaced front struts 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Oct 2009
May 2008

2170 mi
Fix passenger side leak 
Jan 2009

4960 mi
Fuses for 12V accessory outlets checked and electrical system checked for possible short. Replaced blow fuse caused by my defective 12v air compressor. 
Sep 2009

6200 mi
Transmission front seal leaking, and was replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Maryland, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

4300 mi
Transmission problems - software 
Feb 2008

5900 mi
Engine rebuild - Heads and cam Transmission - Software upgrade 
Mar 2008

8000 mi
Transmission lugging, erractic shifting, hesitation upon acceleration, rough driving, poor gas mileage. Driver window slow to raise. Weather seal is bad. Shop said it had to order a new one. Over a week waiting for the part so far... 
May 2008

11000 mi
Subframe bolts were loose causing vibration and creaking noise. 
GMC Acadia in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2010
Dec 2007

3000 mi
Transmission/ECM software flash update. 
Mar 2008

5000 mi
Popping sound in steering column during low speed turns. Dealer found mismachined bearing in steering column. Ordered part. 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. Rattle in driver's side - likely window frame or headliner. 
Apr 2008

6000 mi
Parts came in and dealer replaced steering column to eliminate popping noise. Dealer says revised brake fluid still not available from GM to fix the problem. 
Jul 2008

8000 mi
Squeak coming from master brake cylinder when applying brakes. Dealer located TSB and replaced brake fluid with revised fluid per TSB. Blemish in the clear coat on the hood. Dealer says caused by bird poop damaging the finish before it cured (likely while in transit from factory). Dealer was able to buff the blemish out of the clear coat. Still experiencing hesitation in shifting despite previous flash. Found TSB #08-07-30-022 to recalibrate shift points. TCM flash completed. 
Mar 2010

24000 mi
Groaning noise from power steering when turning at low speeds. Dealer bled and refilled power steering fluid. 
May 2010

26000 mi
Vehicle was overheating at low speeds. Water pump was found to be cracked and leaking. Replaced water pump under warranty. 
Jul 2010

27000 mi
Rubbing noise from steering column during low-speed turns. Steering gear assembly ordered. Replaced steering gear assembly that had previously been on order. 
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Memory settings for driver side mirror were "forgetting". Had to be reset every few days. 
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2008
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Noticed excessive shifting while highway driving with cruise control on. Dead spot on acceleration from 40 to 55mph. Noticed clicking noise from front of vehicle during slow speed turning maneuvers. 
Jul 2008

13000 mi
Repaired clicking noise. 
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Water leak in passenger side foot well. Determined to be from sunroof. 
GMC Acadia in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Aug 2008

6000 mi
Fixed climate control problem with new software. 
Sep 2009

18000 mi
Sunroof leaked.  Rear right tail light assembly needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2009

22000 mi
Nav would not read map DVD 
Jan 2010

23700 mi
new nav system ordered. new nav installed  
Dec 2010

35000 mi
sat radio went out. replaced 
Sep 2011

41000 mi
internal transmission problem, replaced a part 
Jun 2013

64000 mi

US $185
fluid was low and needed to be flushed 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2010
Sep 2008

11000 mi
Replaced AC hose due to noisy AC operation. Fixed the problem. Apparently there was a service bulletin on it. Also had the transmission reflashed for the latest updates to the shift patterns. 
Jun 2009

22000 mi
Blown rear shock, some squeaking noises coming from rear end, also some clunking noises in the front 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2015
Aug 2008

8000 mi
Back Left shock absorber broken and leaking fluid. Part needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2009

19000 mi
Air bag sensor was out of alignment 
Aug 2010

40000 mi
airbag sensor under passenger seat keeps moving out of position or disconnecting which disables the airbag and turns on the engine check message. twice the dealer just repositioned it or plugged back in. Did not fix for good as it's back. 
Jan 2013

85000 mi
Airbag sensor in pass seat has been a problem since the car was new. We tried getting it repaired twice under warrantee and the previous repairs did not last, the problem came back. Some wiring needed to be replace. brought the car in for headlight replace. Virtually impossible for the owner to do it because of stupid car design. Turned out there is a recall on HL ballast and that is probably the error. Recall paid for the repair. 
Jun 2013

87000 mi

US $120
Rear lift gate struts no longer working. Would lift the door all the way up and then the door would come crashing down. 
Nov 2013

98700 mi

US $360
water pump broken - leaking fluids. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

24000 mi
DVD/CD would not eject. Dent in steering wheel logo. Could not replace just cover, so replaced entire airbag assembly. 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Mar 2009

27280 mi
Loose sway bar replaced. 
Apr 2009

30380 mi
Air bag check light activated. 
Jun 2009

32240 mi

C $640
Right break pad worn out. Pad replaced, rotor machined. 
Nov 2009

42160 mi
Passenger seat check air bag light. Loose pin in electrical connector. 
May 2011

72900 mi

C $550
Strut bearing replaced 
Sep 2011

74400 mi

C $500
Squeaking front suspension part. Windshield wiper gears stripped. 
Sep 2015

134540 mi

C $1000
Water damage to fuse box. Related to sun roof leak (well reported Acadia problem) 
GMC Acadia in Idaho, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

18000 mi
Rattle in left front A pillar. 
Aug 2010

18000 mi
Replaced L & R front swaybar links. 
Oct 2010

20000 mi
Outside temp. sensor not reading correctly. Replaced temp sensor, Rattle in dash. Repaired. 
Nov 2010

20500 mi
Failure to read navigation disc after unit becomes hot after several hours of use. Replaced navigation/audio system. 
Jan 2011

21000 mi

US $220
Leaking automatic transmission cooler hose. Replaced both hoses even though 2nd hose was not leaking. 
Apr 2014

40700 mi

US $100
Oil Leak front timing cover Water pump seal leaking. Replaced water pump. 
GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

37000 mi
Rear seat HVAC controls inoperable. 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

24180 mi
Driver seat track replaced - movement on braking 
Mar 2010

25420 mi
Upper linkage loose - replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2010

35340 mi
replaced passenger seat chair rail replaced upper tie rod, driver side noisy power steering - rerouted power steering line 
May 2011

48340 mi

C $220
Wiper motor became disconnected from Wiper transmission and the wipers stopped functioning. Dealer had to diagnose, reattach, realign blades. 
GMC Acadia in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2011
Aug 2010

72000 mi
AC quit working due to water leaking into blower motor housing. 
Sep 2010

74000 mi

US $820
had power liftgate motor assembly replaced. 
Jan 2011

81000 mi
Power steering pump noise, AND bushings from previously installed rack went bad again-Bushings on national back-order though. 
Jun 2011

90000 mi
trans went out with 89,000 miles on it. Dealer replaced needed parts and returned to me repaired under powertrain warranty. water leaking into blower motors, only when AC is running. keeps taking out blower motors. They modified the AC overflow tube to help remove water from system. 4th attempt at this repair, previously they thought it was a cowl leak. 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2013
Aug 2010

33000 mi
worn swaybar endlink 
Feb 2011

38000 mi
Replaced strut tower anchors 
Jul 2011

45000 mi
Replaced the water pump 
Aug 2013

76000 mi

US $1200
Replaced steering rack 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Mar 2011

51460 mi

C $65
Intermittently, when low light levels outdoors, the indicator lights on the driver door panel and the driver seat heaters do not come on. This has been on ongoing issue for about a year. 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
Nov 2010

47000 mi
Rear of car had a noise indicative of a bearing problem that had been going on for several 1000 miles. Earlier the dealer said it was my worn tires. Replacing the tires did not help. Dealer, after riding with me agreed of the problem. 
Jan 2011

50000 mi

US $220
I experienced drop in engine power after I accelerated rapidly. Turning the auto off and restarting it twice cleared up the diagnostic center except for the engine light. The dealer said to bring it in soon for a checkup. 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2015
Jun 2011

74000 mi
Right turns sometimes caused "clucking" noise to be heard. Steering column made "squeaking" noise when turned. Steering column replaced. 
Aug 2011

76000 mi
Passenger side AC accuumlator failed, instead of cold air, passenger side kicked out hot air Passenger-side AC accuumlator replaced 
Nov 2011

79000 mi
master brake cylinder has leak Power steering pump went bad 
Dec 2011

80000 mi
remote start system failed headlights aimed low 
Jan 2012

80700 mi
headlights aimed even lower than before remote start, fixed on second attempt 
Oct 2012

84000 mi
brake shield rusted off power steering pump leaking fluid 
Jan 2014

94000 mi
Rear hatch latch broke, hatch would not open 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2016
Dec 2009

15500 mi
headlight out 
Dec 2010

26660 mi
Air bag warning light was on. corrosion/wear on a part somewhere needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

28800 mi
Flasher was defective for the trailler.. Replace a fuse.  
Dec 2011

36580 mi

C $500
needed new set of brakes (back)... 
May 2012

39520 mi

C $180
Rattle in the front end. 
Dec 2014

62000 mi

C $275
Replace the sway bar again. This was done 40,000 klm ago 
Feb 2015

63860 mi

C $1800
Recall for power steering and then they suck me in replacing the rack and pinion and then the power steering cooler 
Feb 2016

72720 mi

C $600
The traction control and brake light was always on and a message saying the 4 wheel drive was not operational. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2011
Aug 2009

37000 mi
Right headlight broken filament 
Nov 2009

41000 mi

US $65
Service engine light due to valve problem. Had to remove head and repair/replace valve(s) Sensor not correctly detecting passenger in passenger seat and not arming the airbag. Had to replace the entire passenger seat 
Jan 2010

43000 mi

US $45
Driver side airbag light on. Message service airbag 
Apr 2011

52000 mi
Car would not detect that it was in park and would not release the key or power off accessories 
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2011
Aug 2009

22000 mi
Reluctor had to be replaced inside engine 
Oct 2009

24000 mi
Engine light on for a few weeks, car did not have normal pep. 
Mar 2011

42000 mi

US $115
two headlamps out on left side, front of car had to be removed to replace bulbs. I supplied parts and paid labor Discovered recall on airbag and a leak in power steering pump need to take car of at later date. 
May 2011

44000 mi
Leaking fuid transfer case 
Jun 2011

45000 mi
Car suddenly not able to be put into reverse. Towed and serviced. 
GMC Acadia in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

9920 mi
Loss of power steering fluid 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Oct 2009

9000 mi
Noise in steering column 
Mar 2011

29000 mi
steering bushings and column 
May 2011

32000 mi
replaced XM box 
Jun 2011

34000 mi
Seat track replaced front passenger seat 
Nov 2011

42000 mi
Wiring harness under the drivers seat kept fallling down, causing the service air bag light to come on. 
Nov 2012

54500 mi
Steering column replaced 
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $119
Sun roof leak 
Sep 2015

88000 mi

US $245
Changed pads and turned Rotors. 
Jun 2016

94000 mi

US $85
System not cooling, recharge with dye to test for leaking. 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2016
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Faulty sensor for air bag 
Jun 2014

120000 mi

US $1000
Suspension made lots of notice.  Also all wheel drive electrical component failed. 
Sep 2015

160000 mi

US $300
lost connection with rear transfer case in all wheel drive, faulty wiring 
GMC Acadia in Maryland, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2013
Jun 2009

20000 mi
Lumbar Support was repaired 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Symptom was a squeak in the steering wheel. The fix was to replace the steering rack. Symptom was the brake pedal squeaking. The fix was to replace the brake power booster. 
Mar 2011

36000 mi
The blower motor was making noise. They replaced the blower motor.  
Jun 2012

50000 mi

US $200
There was a squeal and a knock in the steering. They replaced a power steering hose, the rack bushings, and the steering column. The total cost of the repair was $2200 but the dealer covered $2000 of that. 
GMC Acadia in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

31000 mi
worn strut mounts causing noise when turning at low speed Installed strut mounts ordered at original service appointment 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

GMC in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2007 - Jan 2008
Nov 2007

1000 mi
I had an electrical short and my tail light fuse kept blowing on passenger side. They took entire inside of car apart to trace short. It was finally traced back to passenger side front headlamp fixture. They replaced the entire fixture. It has been showin 
Jan 2008

2000 mi
Squeaky brake pedal. In shop overnight. Replaced and flushed brake fluid with std. DOT3-still squeaks. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

8000 mi
Steering column has been changed 

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