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GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (10%)

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GMC Acadia transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (23%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

6000 mi Shifter would stick in park. Replaced Shifter indicator bezel 
3000 mi torque convertor sticking 

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi , eg., when merging into a street in front of other cars. Almost got hit by other cars. GM reset transmission computer but problem persisted. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

42000 mi

US $108
Shifter mechanism was stiff due to shift indicator breaking. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

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

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2010 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

13000 mi also, the shifter had to be replaced because it was hard to shift. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

18180 mi Transmission cooler leaking at Compression fitting. Replaced complete hose/tube assy. 
70000 mi Transmission was rebuilt. 
78000 mi Overrevving and late shifting. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

101040 mi

C $1200
Replaced transfer case with used unit. Bearing failure inside original unit. Sounded like a wheel bearing going bad this is only on awd model 

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2009 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

59700 mi It had a vibration that they could not fix. 
61000 mi Vibration they couldn't fix. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

56000 mi 3/5/R Wave Plate shattered. Had to rebuild transmission. 
30000 mi My gear shift was making a very loud noise and would not move smoothly when put into any gear. The symbols such as "R" for reverse and "P" for park would not light up. The gear shift was replaced but symbols still do not light up as they did when new 
71000 mi I took the car in for service because the check engine light came on again. Car had gone haywire again in the snow when I had to floor the gas to maintain forward motion going up hill in snow. Complete new transmission required. 
85000 mi

US $250
replace CV axle (driver's side) 
62000 mi Engine shudder under load and low RPM. CarMax replaced transmission under their warranty. GMC warranty had expired. I don't think this was the root cause. 
95000 mi

US $2100
axial shaft,  
98000 mi

US $1400
Transmission module was replaced During trip for Trans module replacement, Extended warranty repair was made to the trans for the broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission. Service tech preformed stating abnormal wear 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

78000 mi Small leak in differential 
85000 mi Poor shifting and shudder in drive train 
99000 mi Torque converter failed, replaced torque converter, fluched debris out of transmission. 

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2008 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

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. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

91000 mi Replaced noisy CV axle shaft. 
63700 mi

US $200
Replaced transmission cooler. 
75000 mi Transmission repaired for third time 
83000 mi Transmission wave plate failure 
130000 mi ZzzzGtghhgffv ggf to. Fg 
101000 mi

US $200
CV Halfshaft boot ruptured. 
39000 mi 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. 
68000 mi 3-5 reverse clutch plate disintegrated on the family summer trip 100 miles from my house. 
66700 mi 3-5-R Wave Plate broke. Transmission disassembled and repaired. 
120000 mi

US $1100
Transmission would intermittently not shift out of 1st gear. Transmission valve body assembly replaced. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
26000 mi Acadia was taken to the dealer for an oil change. Dealer saw that transmission was leaking. Dealer replaced transmission seal. 
16000 mi Tranny made strange noise when starting. 
25000 mi Shifter in center console completly failed, required entirely new interior console.  
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. 
9000 mi

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

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

88000 mi After 50 or 60 miles on Hwy, Shift hesitation between 5 & 6th gear after downshifting for a grade/hill at highway speed. 
47000 mi

US $1000
transaxle (front) replacement 
90000 mi trans went out with 89,000 miles on it. Dealer replaced needed parts and returned to me repaired under powertrain warranty. 
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. 
91760 mi

C $3300
Replaced leaking transmission hoses 
42160 mi Rebuilt transmission due to wave plate failure. 
8000 mi Transmission lugging, erractic shifting, hesitation upon acceleration, rough driving, poor gas mileage. 
3000 mi Transmission/ECM software flash update. 
120000 mi

US $1000
Also all wheel drive electrical component failed. 
160000 mi

US $300
lost connection with rear transfer case in all wheel drive, faulty wiring 
6820 mi Transmission front seal leaking, and was replaced. 
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 
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. 
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.. 
3800 mi

US $600
Replaced shift modulator on warranty. 
58000 mi

US $3900
Transmission not shifting properly. Reverse completely gone. 
41000 mi internal transmission problem, replaced a part 
44000 mi Leaking fuid transfer case 
45000 mi Car suddenly not able to be put into reverse. Towed and serviced. 
36000 mi Found transmission fluid leak. Will repair when working on brakes 
37000 mi

US $250
Fluid leak repaired 
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. 
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. 
21000 mi

US $220
Leaking automatic transmission cooler hose. Replaced both hoses even though 2nd hose was not leaking. 
88000 mi

US $50
Transmisson Command Module went bad. 
101000 mi

US $1400
Transmission gone 

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2007 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

49600 mi

$2500
Problems with shifting from Park to Drive. Sometimes stuck in second gear. If you turned it off and waited for about half an hour, the vehicle would run fine (although the code error remained). 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

15000 mi Transmission leak. 
2000 mi The car was repaired successfully the 3rd time and it turned out to be the TCU (Transmission Control Unit). 
66000 mi Transmission failed with 4th, 5th and 6th gears not enabling due to a failed "wave plate".  
69000 mi Check Engine Light went on with intermittent 'slips' in the transmission. Hit the OnStar button and they said drive it in immediately to a GM Dealer. The Dealer replaced additional tranny parts beyond the May transmission repair. 
85300 mi

US $200
3-5-R Wave Plate failure yet again. This is at least the 4th time this particular part has been replaced and the transmission has been rebuilt. The dealer was great & arranged for GM to cover even though it was out of warranty. 
6551 mi Hesitation in acceleration coming out of turn. 
12703 mi Vibration in steering wheel. Drivers seat grinding when moving forward or reverse. Acceleration hesitation coming out of a turn. Sunroof shade rattles. 
1054 mi Warranty Repair - 03/19/07: 07058 - Transmission Correction Warranty Repair - 03/19/07: 07073 - Seat/Liftgate Update 
66300 mi

US $3700
Transmission went completely out. Had to replace. Left me stranded and was nearly hit by several vehicles including a concrete mixing truck. 
1000 mi

US $1000
Dealer found a transmission leak during the first oil change. Fixed under warranty. 
98500 mi

US $21500
TCM Failure & 3-5 Waveplate Fracture. Codes P0200 P0989 P0252 
22000 mi Transmission reflash. 
60000 mi

US $4400
transmission failed 
52080 mi Car stopped moving. Transmission would no longer find a gear and engine revved uselessly. Transmission replaced. 
1000 mi Leaking transmission fluid Repaired leak where transmission housing joins engine. Completed repairs of transmission leak 
46000 mi Reverse wave plate in transmission failed. The car suddently lost most power, eventually stopping when I came to an upward incline. 
79700 mi replaced transmission 
55000 mi Whining noise and slipping transmission. Dealer gave me a free rental car for the night, replaced whatever broke in the tranny and returned the car the following day 
107000 mi

US $3890
Remanufactured transmission due to wave plate disintergration 
53000 mi

US $1300
Transmission rebuilt 
140000 mi Leak, not fixed Needed axle work. 
65000 mi Transmission started shifting erratically. Dealer diagnosed a failing transmission and replaced under power train warranty 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

2000 mi Transmission had huge hiccup and check engine light came on. Diagnostic revealed issue with transmissions, but shop or GM was unable to reproduce issue 
1000 mi Transmission software modification. Allows for smoother shifts from gears 1-2 and 2-3. 
54000 mi Wave plate broke inside transmission. Required the complete transmission to be replaced. 
150000 mi

US $750
Front universal joint in propshaft (driveshaft) to rear differential failed. Front joint is 'CV type" joint that started making loud knocking/tapping noise while driving. 
51460 mi New OEM Transmission...covered by GM 100,000km powertrain warranty 
54560 mi

C $375
Transmission linkage failure...cannot put into or take out of gear...bracket failure...GM will not cover fix under powertrain warranty 
1000 mi Replaced component of transmission that malfunctioned. Factory warranty covered repair, towing and cost of rental car. Took ~6 days for part to arrive, 1 day to replace broken component. 
65300 mi Transmission seal replaced, clutch replaced, seal on engine replaced to stop an oil leak, replace transmission control module 
84000 mi

US $1000
Overhaul transmission. New clutches and waveplate. Even with no maintenance insurance or warranty, GM paid for all parts. I paid labor. Saved several thousand dollars. 
93700 mi

US $1900
Repaired Transmission 
42000 mi Transmission was rebuilt, slipping. 
27280 mi Transmission vibrates under light load at constant speed of 70km/h. Down shift or more throttle eliminates vibration. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
47740 mi Transmission replaced. No transmission fluid and no visible leak 
40920 mi

C $780
Sluggish response on AWD system, intermittent power loss. 
54000 mi Lost all gears except 3rd. "Chack Stabilitrak" and "check Engine light" on. Transmission replaced. 
69700 mi Broken Waved Plate made gears 3-5-R inoperable and also damaged casing. Transmission overhauled. Under Warranty. 
85000 mi Transmission intermittently stuck in gear. CEL threw code Transmission Solenoid A Stuck On. 
4000 mi transmission needed a reflash 
109000 mi

US $1100
CEL on, transmission codes present. Dealer diagnosed and car needed a new transmission control module. Installed new TCM, codes cleared. 
180700 mi

US $2800
Would not shift out of first gear. Repaired twice for the same issue, when sold it was still intermittently not shifting out of 1st gear. NEVER AGAIN WILL WE OWN A GAENERAL MOTORS VEHICLE !!!! 
65000 mi Transmission failure 7000 miles after previous rebuild. After a lengthy process GM finally replaced the transmission 

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GMC Acadia Transmission Problems

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