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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 (24%)

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

Other (9%)

Chart based on 483 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 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Kansas, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2015
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 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 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 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.  

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

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 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. 

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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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2008 GMC Acadia Repair Histories

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