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GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

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

Other (8%)

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GMC Acadia brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (61%)

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Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

36000 mi Brake pedal was squeaky. The brake booster was replaced. 

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2014 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

24500 mi Within 30 days of purchase, the brake pedal was faulty, needed a part replaced within that mechanism. 

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

35500 mi

US $100
Brakes shudder during last few feet of stopping. Brake pedal spongy. Intermittent problem. 1 per week. Replaced leaking brake booster. Since only a month out of warranty, they only charged me $100. 
2000 mi Rubber pad on parking brake kept coming off. Happened several times. They finally replaced the entire foot pedal arm. 
12000 mi Service Traction Control message: Steering angle sensor needed replacement. 
31000 mi Squeaky pedal. 
36000 mi Squeaky brake pedal. Dealer replaced brake booster. 

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

111600 mi

C $650
New brakes and rotors 
101680 mi

C $40
At my last oil change it was reported that one side rear brake pads were down to 4mm. This was after new pads the year before. All other pads were well within tolerance. Within a week I could hear scraping. Removed rear passenger side tire and braked and inner pad was worn almost down to the backing plate. Tried to push piston back in to fit new pads but the piston was seized in the caliper. Couldn't find a new one in my area within 2 days wait at a cost of $150.00 plus 450.00 core charge. Found a good used one at Used Parts place for $40.00. Installed, bled the air out of line and am now back on the road. Not a difficult job at all if you have a floor jack and jack stands. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

44000 mi

US $182
Found brake fluid leaking from master cylinder into vacuum booster. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

71000 mi ABS, TRAC light came on. Driver's Info indicated AWD, Stabilitrak, ABS off. Stayed on for about a week, then turned off. Suspected wheel speed sensor 
20000 mi squeek in brake pedal when applied. 
41500 mi stabilitrak light came on. took to shop. replaced faulty brake switch. $95 for a $12 part... 
119700 mi

US $150
Caliper failure 
47000 mi traction control and stabilitrack lights went on in car, lasted for a day, then went out. Took to local mechanic and computer read nothing so I didn't not have any work done. 
82000 mi

US $350
replace sensor...got error message to have traction control and stabilitrac serviced... 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

51700 mi Stabilty brake computer failed. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

18000 mi Fixed squeaking brakes, said it was rotors 
26640 mi

$200
Replace steering wheel position sensor 
60000 mi Brakes were not working and made a grinding noise along with being soft. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

106640 mi Rear brake noise after driving for several minutes 
119040 mi

C $500
Calipers were seizing. Replaced calipers and pads. Bled full brake system 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

89700 mi

US $800
Traction control service message turned on frequently but intermittently - traction control and cruise control disabled when on. Problem diagnosed as brake sensor failed on same circuit - replaced. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

43000 mi

US $330
Problem with stabilitrak button no longer responding sending a break warning light to service breaks immediately. Dealer had reset the system and repair. 
19000 mi

US $25
During a routine oil change I noticed the brake master cylinder cap was missing. I ordered the part from the dealer, and had Midas drain the cylinder and replace the fluid. 
58500 mi

US $2500
master cylinder leaking into the brake system replaced master cylinder, replaced steering column 
90000 mi

US $350
Stability control warning light, not fixed 
73700 mi Brake fluid low with no external leak and moaning sound when depressing brake pedal. Brake Master Cyl found to be leaking past seal into brake booster. Replace both units, new fluid and bleed. Stabiltrack and antilock Brake warning lights illluminated on dic. Diagnostic called out right rear speed sensor. Sensor tested good. Broken wire found inside wire loom 12 inches from speed sensor. Cable replaced both lights went off. 
106000 mi Driver side rear hub sensor bad, had to replace hub and sensor. Our warranty had lapsed at 100,000 but GM stood behind this repair. 
53000 mi Replaced leaking brake master cylinder.  Replaced leaking brake master cylinder. 
51000 mi

US $394
"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 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi

US $61
Messages saying stabilitrak off and service brake system. Dealership said brake fluid was low and could not find a leak. 
33000 mi Messages saying stabilitrak off and to service brake system. Dealership said brake fluid was low and to bring it back in 3 weeks for them to check fluid level again. 
64000 mi

US $185
fluid was low and needed to be flushed 
73020 mi

C $600
The traction control and brake light was always on and a message saying the 4 wheel drive was not operational. 
18000 mi Brake pedal squeaks when pressing pedal. Drained and refilled brake fluid reservoir with new fluid containing lubricant. 
32000 mi Symptom was the brake pedal squeaking. The fix was to replace the brake power booster. 
60300 mi

US $100
noisy brake pedal. Cleaned and lubricated master cylinder piston 
5000 mi 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. 
6000 mi Dealer says revised brake fluid still not available from GM to fix the problem. 
8000 mi Squeak coming from master brake cylinder when applying brakes. Dealer located TSB and replaced brake fluid with revised fluid per TSB. 
88900 mi Stability track light on and truck jerking not switching gears properly 
143000 mi

US $50
Brake pads were worn and replaced on all 4 wheels. 
78700 mi master brake cylinder has leak 
84000 mi brake shield rusted off 
92300 mi Traction control would go on and go off intermittently. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

1000 mi Squeaky brake pedal. In shop overnight. Replaced and flushed brake fluid with std. DOT3-still squeaks. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

69000 mi

US $700
Replaced booster and master cylinder- Stabilitrack Off, brake fluid leaking 
17000 mi Squeak when using the brake pedal, put in new brake fluid. 
147000 mi

US $1100
stability track 
48000 mi

US $260
Stabilitrak/ABS light came on while driving. Was told there was a bad R/F speed sensor on right front wheel which was replaced. Part cost $45, labor was $211. 
63000 mi

US $780
warning bells and lights indicating low oil pressure. brought car in and no problem could be found. two weeks later problem again as well as brake system warning light and stabilitrac off. replaced oil pressure switch and brake master cylinder. 
81200 mi Added a few oz of brake fluid. Stabilitrak error was corrected. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi TSB for brake squeak. Fix was to change OEM GM brake fluid with a non-GM brake fluid that is DOT 3 compliant. Noise sounded like it came from the pedal armiture itself, however it was the brake fluid not properly coating the seals in the brakes ... 
17360 mi While driving straight and constant speed (100km/h) warning lights came on - Stabilitrak off, Service Stabilitrak, Service Traction Control. Car was returned corrected with no explanation or paper work. 

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