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2008 GMC Acadia Repair Histories

164 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 GMC Acadia. 92 of these members (56.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 443 repairs to 2008 GMC Acadias--an average of 2.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 443 repairs.

2008 GMC Acadia repair cost distribution

Chart based on 69 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 2014
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. 
7000   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. 
41000   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. 
43000 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. 
52000   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. 
56000   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. 
56300   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. 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
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
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. 
37000 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
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. 
16000   Tranny made strange noise when starting. 
25000   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 - Mar 2010
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. 
13000   Repaired clicking noise. 
18000   Water leak in passenger side foot well. Determined to be from sunroof. 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Oct 2009
2170 mi   Fix passenger side leak 
4960   Fuses for 12V accessory outlets checked and electrical system checked for possible short. Replaced blow fuse caused by my defective 12v air compressor. 
6200   Transmission front seal leaking, and was replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Maryland, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
4300 mi   Transmission problems - software 
5900   Engine rebuild - Heads and cam Transmission - Software upgrade 
8000   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... 
11000   Subframe bolts were loose causing vibration and creaking noise. 
GMC Acadia in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2010
3000 mi   Transmission/ECM software flash update. 
5000   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. 
6000   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. 
8000   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. 
24000   Groaning noise from power steering when turning at low speeds. Dealer bled and refilled power steering fluid. 
26000   Vehicle was overheating at low speeds. Water pump was found to be cracked and leaking. Replaced water pump under warranty. 
27000   Rubbing noise from steering column during low-speed turns. Steering gear assembly ordered. Replaced steering gear assembly that had previously been on order. 
27000   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
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 
2000   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
8000 mi   Steering column has been changed 

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