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2011 GMC Acadia Problems and Repair Histories

51 TrueDelta members own a 2011 GMC Acadia. 19 of these members (37.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 48 repairs to 2011 GMC Acadias--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 GMC Acadia problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2011 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 2011 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

21% of the 2011 GMC Acadia repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 23% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 48 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
19300 0 Rear blower goes on at random times. Had dealer look at, found no codes or any evidence of problem. Blower still goes on at random times. Dealer could not find problem. 
27000 0 replace rear heater blower module. 
37000 0 Rear blower goes on randomly. Has done so since new even though 5 trips to dealer, and factory rep involvement. Anyone else had this problem? 
39700 0 Since new, rear blower has randomly gone on despite 5 repair trips. Dealer finally contacted GM engineer, and rear blower module was replaced. Have not had problem since. 
41000  
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
21700 0 I could not delete a Bluetooth device out of my system. They fixed it for no charge. 
36000 0 Window seal on the passenger front door was torn. Replaced under warranty by Greiner Buick GMC at no charge. 
 
GMC Acadia in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 1000    
3000 0 Bottom seat cushion on drivers left side bolster felt as though foam was missing. Technician replaced bottom seat cushion. 
24000 0 Leaking timing chain cover seal. Dealer fixed. Minor piece of door gasket on passenger rear door cam unglued. Dealership glued piece back together. Steering rack leaking on one end. Water pump leaking. 
30000 0 Driver's side rear door door gasket piece torn at rubber weld... replaced whole gasket. 
32000  
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
7000 0 Service engine light. Car would not start for a few minutes. 
 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 23000    
28000 0 check engine light came on. code was p0135 and p0134. o2 sensor was replaced. paint coming off heater control buttons. unit ordered still waiting for installation. 
40000  
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 19840    
37780 0 Paint pealing off up/down indicator for temp for driver side. They replaced whole unit not just buttons. Ended up with newer style which shows passengers outside temp as well. 
39080 0 Passenger win visor material rippling, dealership ordered new one and replaced. 
62000  
GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
21000 0 Shift mechanism in center console broke, making moving shift lever difficult and disabling center console day and night gear indicator. 
42000  
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
7700 0 water intrusion on plug and coil #1 
16000 0 replace sparks and coils 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 1000    
7000 19 The housing that holds the headlight switch fell out of the dash. It had to be snapped back in. 
21300 0 The heating/cooling fan and temperature controls were replaced due to paint wearing off. 
 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
0 Sensor was not attached properly from the factory causing heat/ac to malfunction.  
10000 0 Interior noises-rattle in driver pillar area, squeak in rear of car somewhere. Dealer couldn't duplicate pillar noise, diagnosed rear noise as ill fitting overhead lamp & ordered repalcement. 
11000 0 Installed overhead light replacement. Did not resolve rear interior noise. Also still unable to hear noise in pillar area. 
11700 0 Mechanic drove with owner to pinpoint noises. Eventually discovered driver pillar had retention guides for windshield left in after installment at factory which should have been removed. Rear noise was 2nd window shade installed incorrectly. 
34000  

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