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2011 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2011 GMC Acadia repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (30%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (70%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 10 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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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2012

19300 mi
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. 
Dec 2012

27000 mi
replace rear heater blower module. 
Jul 2013

37000 mi
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? 
Oct 2013

39700 mi
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. 
Jul 2015

60700 mi
Both passenger windows have trouble going down. Going up is fine every time, but rear window takes 10+ tries to get it down. Been driving for 50 years and never have had a window problem in any car. An obvious defect, at only 60k. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

21700 mi
I could not delete a Bluetooth device out of my system. They fixed it for no charge. 
Jun 2012

36000 mi
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
Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

3000 mi
Bottom seat cushion on drivers left side bolster felt as though foam was missing. Technician replaced bottom seat cushion. 
Sep 2012

24000 mi
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. 
Jan 2013

30000 mi
Driver's side rear door door gasket piece torn at rubber weld... replaced whole gasket. 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2013
Aug 2011

7000 mi
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
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Mar 2013

27000 mi
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. 
Sep 2014

50000 mi
Water pump failed. Spewed coolant on the ground. Dealer replaced pump. All work was covered under warranty. 
Jan 2015

57300 mi
stabilitrak light came on. took to shop. replaced faulty brake switch. $95 for a $12 part... 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Jan 2013

37780 mi
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. 
Feb 2013

39080 mi
Passenger win visor material rippling, dealership ordered new one and replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2012

21000 mi
Shift mechanism in center console broke, making moving shift lever difficult and disabling center console day and night gear indicator. 
Jun 2015

60000 mi

US $1200
Dealer discovered leaking rack and pinion 
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2011

7700 mi
water intrusion on plug and coil #1 
Jan 2013

16000 mi
replace sparks and coils 
Dec 2014

32000 mi

US $300
replace rear rotor 
May 2015

35300 mi

US $30
AC mixture gate not working 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Aug 2011

7000 mi

US $19
The housing that holds the headlight switch fell out of the dash. It had to be snapped back in. 
Oct 2012

21300 mi
The heating/cooling fan and temperature controls were replaced due to paint wearing off. 
GMC Acadia in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
Apr 2011

732 mi
Sensor was not attached properly from the factory causing heat/ac to malfunction.  
Nov 2011

10000 mi
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. 
Dec 2011

11000 mi
Installed overhead light replacement. Did not resolve rear interior noise. Also still unable to hear noise in pillar area. 
Jan 2012

11700 mi
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. 

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2011 GMC Acadia Repair Histories

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