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2008 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (28%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (34%)

Other (10%)

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2008 GMC Acadia brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 9 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

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi Driver Information Center reported 'left rear door open'. Cause was dealer-installed (non-factory) alarm. Dealer removed alarm. 
19300 mi Battery went dead. Jump started, too to dealer. They confirmed bad battery. Replaced under warranty. 
20000 mi rear condenser leaking at seam, system lost all refrigerant. per service writer, factory defect. 
21500 mi Rear lift making noise when opening. Replaced struts (again). 
36000 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. Blue tooth voice recognition terrible. 
38000 mi

US $480
Ballast resistors on both HID headlights. Also, both bulbs were said to be bad (intermittent when we took the car in, apparently due to ballast resistor packs. 
2000 mi Rubber pad on parking brake kept coming off. Happened several times. They finally replaced the entire foot pedal arm. 
20700 mi very Minor oil leak. 
12000 mi Service Traction Control message: Steering angle sensor needed replacement. 
31000 mi Weather seal going across the complete length of the roof on the drivers side fell off. It was replaced. Squeaky pedal. 
36000 mi Squeaky brake pedal. Dealer replaced brake booster. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

24000 mi Liftgate struts failed, dropped gate partially then closed with lift motor. couldn't use gate. Dealer replaced struts under warranty. 
44000 mi

US $182
Freon leak. Put dye in with freon recharge. No leak apparent. Assumed leak from evaporator. Dealer wanted me to pay for removal and replacement of dash if leak could not be demonstrated to extended warranty rep. I declined. Found brake fluid leaking from master cylinder into vacuum booster. Oil leak from engine cover. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi Replaced power steering pump squeek in brake pedal when applied. besides vibration in steering from pump had squeek in steering column. passenger could hear it also. couldnt dupulicate but always there for me?? 
36700 mi Have once again, as on my 2009 acadia,picked up what I call a hormonic vibration, feels like your hands are going numb. This is most noticeable at the 70-up speed. Which is the speed you travel on the highway. Very disappointed with GM. 
57000 mi

US $99
XM receiver went out $99 to diagnose, Wanted 500 to replace. No XM now. 
94000 mi leaking steering seal 
116300 mi Entire front headlight housing relaced for repeated headlight burn through. This was an informal recall. Repeated daylight running light failure. 
120700 mi

US $150
Caliper failure 
51700 mi

US $11
Passenger side headlight burned out. Repair required partially removing wheel well liner to reach bulb 
71000 mi Passenger side front vents would only blow hot air, no matter what passenger HVAC settings were 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 
27000 mi 02 sensors in bank one went out. caused check engine light to activate.  hvac buttons were scratched off and entire unit was replaced. 
50000 mi Water pump failed. Spewed coolant on the ground. Dealer replaced pump. All work was covered under warranty. 
57300 mi stabilitrak light came on. took to shop. replaced faulty brake switch. $95 for a $12 part... 
33300 mi engine check light..engine misfire. could not replicate..no problem since 
42000 mi

US $236
engine misfire in cylinder one. Replaced all sparkplugs and number one coil 
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. 
53000 mi check engine light. Had local mechanic read, misfire in cylander 1.Already had new plug and coil replaced in cylander 1. Light seems to want to come on every once in a while. Turned off light, did not seek any repair. 
63000 mi

US $600
steering wheel squeeking, cant remember what part was that needed replaced..Cost was over 2000.00..I paid 600, dealer got gm to pay for the rest of the bill..Something in steering was changed and replaced..sorry cant remember exact part. Verhicle over heated...Water pump bad..replaced under power train warranty 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

52000 mi Threw a rod. Stabilty brake computer failed. 
65000 mi

US $700
Check engine lights. They replaced sensors, but has to go back twice to get fixed. 
78000 mi Overrevving and late shifting. 
80000 mi

US $1900
Front A/C evaporator. repalced - cost about $15000 as the whole dash had to be removed. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

60000 mi Tie-rod needed to be replaced. Brakes were not working and made a grinding noise along with being soft. Bar needed replacing. Loud noises coming from under vehicle front when steering and hitting slight bumps 
14880 mi Funny feeling in steering they say it´s some kind of spring that they ordered waiting for part Oil leaked a few drops on the garage floor every day. Fixed at dealership. Wasn´t told what it was, probably something simple since they took care of it pretty quickly. 
18600 mi Replace spring in steering wheel. Feels improved but not 100% but will live with it. 
21080 mi Check engine light came on also traction control lights on. Dealer reset computer and order parts to replace on fuel injectors expecting parts next week. 
22320 mi Replaced bushing because we were getting stabilitrak service on the dash and it would turn off stabilitrack. 
27240 mi

$200
Replace steering wheel position sensor 
29760 mi

$639
Car overheated had to be towed and water pump replaced 
44640 mi Car running hot with ac on turning ac off cooled the car. They couldn't find a problem. Reflashed the software, no charge. No problem since. We'll see next summer. 
49600 mi

$250
Replaced suspension bushings front and back 
50840 mi

$125
*d repaired expansion valve 
53340 mi

$300
repaired evaporator valve 
62000 mi

$600
replaced front Ac evaporator core 
68200 mi

$900
Replaced actuator and the thing where you set the ac in the dash 
69440 mi

$700
Replaced timming chains, had a light on apparently stretched timming chains. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

35000 mi Lift gate struts faded 
37000 mi Steering gear replaced 
49000 mi Rattle in dash. Dealer put in shim. 
58000 mi

US $100
headlight replaced 
60000 mi

US $130
Replaced other headlight 
68000 mi

US $500
Steering gear assembly needed to be replaced Plastic part on roof rack rails fell off again. Replaced part and clips. 
77300 mi

US $700
Cracked headlight lens. Filled with water, blew blinker out. Required replacement of entire lens sub-assembly 
89000 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. Park assist system warning light on and park assist system disabled. Diagnosed as broken sensor. Replaced and painted. 
98000 mi

US $200
Oil sensor needed to be replaced 
108000 mi

US $1800
Replaced left and right front struts and related parts. Cooling hoses leaking and replaced 
112000 mi

US $300
Too much play in tie rods - needed to be replaced 
123000 mi

US $500
Bushings torn and needed to be replaced 
126000 mi

US $2900
Steering gear and other steering components Engine mount snapped 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $2800
master cylinder leaking into the brake system 
90000 mi

US $350
Stability control warning light, not fixed 
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. Headlight was out, and because of location of headlight the front grill must be almost completely removed. Went to a simple tire, brakes minor repair mechanic, and they could not perform service. Cost approximately $100 at the dealership. 
19000 mi Rear stationary sunroof leaking through 2nd row passenger seat belt bezel. 3rd row ceiling lights filled up with water on takeoff after parked outside in rain. Recall #07-08-57-002E: Water Dripping from A-Pillars or Rear Dome/Reading Lamp (Apply Sealer/Le 
20000 mi ECM/TCM Reprogramming for Driveability Issues. Transmission dead spot between 2nd and 3rd when shifting. Dangerous when entering highway traffic. Excessive accelerator pedal travel required to speed up or force drop to lower gear. 
32500 mi Driver and passenger side bucket seats consistently rock 1/2 inch Fore and Aft on accelerating and braking. Track mechanism feels sloppy and jerky, makes crunching sound. Background Info/Related Documents #07-08-50-016 JUL 07  Lumbar support driver side fell apart inside seat. Background Info/Related Documents Won’t extend or retract at all. Can hear lumbar Seat motor engage… run … and turn off. Mechanism only moves up and down while making creaking crunchin New replacement seat track was faulty when it came in. 12Vdc motor was inop. Dealer ordered again. 
34000 mi Original seat tracks rocked and had crunching sound mid range of seat travel. and installed. 1 day job turned in to 4 days. problem fixed. 
35300 mi Steering makes clunking sound when turned back and forth. more pronounced at cold start up. Known problem with 2007-2010 acadias. Replaced steering bushing and aligned.TSB#10-02-32-001 Steering noise (Replace Steering Gear Bushing) Navigation Voice Recognition would not reliably recognize voice commands "destination" etc TSB 307-08-44-026 Nov 07.Need latest navigation software version 101H or later installed. New version 101H picks up voice tags & nav commands now. Sunroof leak on emergency brake pedal and floor. Setting off emergency brake alarm. cleaned drain tube. Remove cross spacers in drain tube. Reference customer satisfaction #08207 sunroof water leak Mildew smell inside front doors. Seal where window goes down in door has a gap. sprayed mildew eliminatiom chemical. Did not replace the seal. 
41000 mi

US $104
Driver side Daytime Running Light 1/2 hr labor + parts $56.00. Tech put acadia up on lift, turned wheels full to the right, removed fasteners around wheel well liner, flexed liner back and reached up from below to install new bulb. 
60000 mi Recall on low beam light connector melt down. DRL burned out at 50,000 mi cost $59.00 parts and labor passenger side low beam out at 55,000 mi covered under recall for connector melting. film on inside of clear light housing. Recall on airbag system lights coming on on DIC intermitant related to rough road. reseat of connnector fixed problem so far Relearn Tire pressure Sensors not done at last tire rotation 
62000 mi Acadia into dealer body shop for PDR after small hail dings.Upon p/u Seatbelts retractor inop on passenger and driver. Retractor trapped by adjustable shoulder harness trim piece when head liner was reinstalled. 
76000 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. 
80000 mi Radiator fluid 1/2 gallon low. Discovered due to service bulletin. Overflow tank showed full. Removed vanity cover to acess radiator cap and fluid was low. Suspect rear AC evaporator and long cooling lines not properly de-aired at assembly. 
90000 mi water pump leaking. small puddle under car overnight. was checked previously under TSB for low coolant level from factory fill not being de-aired. 
92000 mi AC Evaporator freezing up leaving large puddle of condensation thaw. No air flow through vents but ring around vent cold and condensing humid air. Refridgerant leaked down and was recharged with dye. No leak found.Suspect Evaprtr inside dash 
94000 mi Dealership continues to report" Added Dye Can't find A/C leak". Down 16 OZ of R-132 every 60 days. Problem appears to be failed evaporator core buried deep in dash. Should replace free well known problem. Had GMPP extended warranty 1st leak. 
106000 mi

US $164
Second time passenger low beam failed in 1 year. Driver side yellow marker light out. Service manager said they had to drop the bumper to get to the light. 2 hours labor plus bulbs 164.99.Curry Buick Bloomington, IN Power Steering whine. 3/4 of pint low on fluid. Refilled. Problem fixed. Complete Power steering assy has previously been replaced twice under warranty for leaks. Freon leak can not be identified by dealer. Suspect the common problem of evaporator core in dash leaking. Added 2 cans of Freon. HVAC Blower Motor failed. No Air for AC/Heat. Purchased Blower and installed. Bearings locked up due to water leak building up in blower cover and submersing motor repeatedly. Replaced works fine now. 
120000 mi

US $40
Continues to leak Freon after dealer could not find leak with dye. 
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. 
36000 mi Passenger side HVAC vents blew hot air when AC was on. Service air bag light on. 
38000 mi The HVAC fan was not working. Dealer replaced fan. 
48000 mi Driver noticed a "clunk" when turning the steering wheel. Dealer replaced steering rack. Dealer covered the part, owner paid for labor $300. 
114700 mi

US $900
Purge valve. Struts 
124000 mi ZzzzGtghhgffv ggf to. Fg 
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 mi 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 mi 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 mi

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 mi

US $394
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 mi

US $1500
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 mi

US $400
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. 
74000 mi

US $200
Hydraulic struts that hold up the tailgate when open failed to hold. replaced two struts, took 1/2 day. 
100000 mi

US $60
Blower for front passengers went out. Replaced HVAC blower motor. Driver's side headlamp out - 2nd time in 7 years. Replaced with new (not HID lamp) 
12000 mi Did the May 8 Transmission Flash to change shift points. 
27000 mi Driver side head/running light much brighter than other side. 
60000 mi A/C not cooling to acceptable level. 
60000 mi A/C Blend Door Actuator needed replacement. 
75000 mi

US $120
Stabilizer Bar Bushing Replacement 
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. 
134000 mi

US $700
Rear inner top arm bushing wore out, had to replace whole arm. only available from GM, 270$ per arm. 
180000 mi

US $350
Bushings wore out causing rattle 
190000 mi

US $1000
Struts wore out Repair of right rear wheel bearing done at the same time as the struts and included in the $1000 bill 
209000 mi Changed Rear shocks and passenger side rear horizontal sway link. Power steering pump noisy and intermittent hard steering at low rpms. New pump leaked fluid so had to get another pump at later date. Second steering pump installed. 
248000 mi

US $1100
CV joint replaced. Drivers side front wheel bearing replaced. 
275000 mi

US $500
Lower control arms replaced. 
34000 mi Coolant thermostat and water pump replaced. 
49000 mi Rear hatch struts needed replacement. 
54700 mi Replaced leaking brake master cylinder.  
66000 mi

US $100
Replaced the front A/C blower motor and resistor. 
76000 mi

US $900
Front struts replacement Power-steering pump replacement 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

9000 mi Defrost panel seperated from dash for third time. Ambient Temp sensor reads wrong. Drivers seat cushion seperated from seat base. Drivers side mirror does not return to original position after tilting in reverse. Avg MPG reading gets stuck on 11.3 and will not change untill reset. Car is getting about 10 MPG.  Fourth water leak from sunroof Water stain on headliner from water leak. Air bag covers were gouged when removing headliner to find second leak. Defrost panel seperated from dash again the day after dash replaced. Fifth water leak from sunroof. 
11000 mi Water leaking out of overhead DVD player,back up sensor,and rear dome lights. Rear sunroof replaced. 
24000 mi Heater not working, multiple alarms, and reduced engine power. Water pump replaced. 
24000 mi Tire pressure sensors were reading pressure wrong as well as reading wrong tires. Sensors were reprogrammed.  Power Steering pump replaced. To date no further repairs to dashboard, drivers seat, third row seatbelt, XM radio, drivers side mirror, or sunroof leak. GM is sending someone to inspect the vehicle. 
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. 
36000 mi Found transmission fluid leak. Will repair when working on brakes Dealer found motor oil leak. Will repair when doing other repairs 
37000 mi

US $250
Fluid leak repaired Oil leak repaired Coolant leak repaired Sliding center console broken Dash storage compartment will not open 
38000 mi Car repurchased by GM for repeated sunroof leaks. Sliding center console and dash storage compartment broken when bought back. Didn't fix because would have cost $500. Power liftgate broke during inspection when I turned it in. 
74000 mi Right turns sometimes caused "clucking" noise to be heard. Steering column made "squeaking" noise when turned. Steering column replaced. 
76000 mi Passenger side AC accuumlator failed, instead of cold air, passenger side kicked out hot air Passenger-side AC accuumlator replaced 
79000 mi master brake cylinder has leak Power steering pump went bad tire pressure sensors set to wrong tire 
80000 mi remote start system failed headlights aimed low 
80700 mi headlights aimed even lower than before remote start, fixed on second attempt 
84000 mi brake shield rusted off power steering pump leaking fluid 
94000 mi Rear hatch latch broke, hatch would not open 
14000 mi Water leaking in on passenger front floor running down side kick panel.  Rear hatch opens by itself leaving vehicle unsecured. 
18000 mi Rear sunroof drain overflowing. Adjusted length of drain to sit lower. Crunching noise from front suspension. Replaced both upper strut mounts. Brake pedal squeaks when pressing pedal. Drained and refilled brake fluid reservoir with new fluid containing lubricant. Rear parking brake cable rubbing on rear strut making noise, adjusted cable. 
18000 mi Engine would not shut off even with key removed from ignition. Fuse box shorted out from all the water leaks. Airbag fuse shorted causing voltage feedback. Water leaking in from sunroof. Electrical system wet again. Front sunroof drains overflowing, flow restrictor in drain system clogged. Flow restrictors were supposed to be removed during sunroof drain recall. 
18000 mi Water leaking in from roof. Vehicle has been returned to GM under lemon law. 
3000 mi Transmission/ECM software flash update. 
5000 mi 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. Dealer scratched driver side door while in for other repairs. Repainted door at their expense. 
6000 mi 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 mi 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 mi Groaning noise from power steering when turning at low speeds. Dealer bled and refilled power steering fluid. 
26000 mi Vehicle was overheating at low speeds. Water pump was found to be cracked and leaking. Replaced water pump under warranty. 
27000 mi Rubbing noise from steering column during low-speed turns. Steering gear assembly ordered. Replaced steering gear assembly that had previously been on order. Steering wheel had not been centered when dealer replaced steering gear assembly. Had to return to dealer to have steering wheel properly aligned. 
27000 mi Memory settings for driver side mirror were "forgetting". Had to be reset every few days. 
5000 mi need to replace a/c hose for proper cooling 
8000 mi Outdoor temp. sensor not reading correctly. 
10000 mi Rear had switch defective and could not open rear hatch at times. 
16000 mi air bag warning light - loose connector under drivers seat. rerouted connection. 
28000 mi replaced steering rack bushings 
30000 mi

US $500
rough idle 
33000 mi a/c not cooling sufficiently. Dealer claims cooling as designed interior lights not going on when rear hatch opened at times, could not replicate 
44000 mi

US $24
not keeping steady cold temperature. Found a loose electrical connection to the compressor causing it to go on and off frequently 
47000 mi losing coolant 
53000 mi timing chain cover, timing chains power steering pump oxygen sensor 
53000 mi replace both front struts due to suspension noise 
53000 mi replaced upper control arm bushings-cover under extended warranty 
60700 mi

US $100
noisy brake pedal. Cleaned and lubricated master cylinder piston 
62000 mi rattling noise in front end suspension when going over bumps 
65300 mi Rough idle. Replaced fuel pump wiring. Did not correct the problem. 
74000 mi

US $50
Compressor seized and needed replacing. 
74000 mi Rough idle. No problem found. Master window switch does not always work. 
78000 mi

US $185
Replaced thermostat and coolant 
79000 mi

US $50
noise in steering shaft. Replaced bearing in shaft 
86000 mi check engine light. Problem... replace purge valve 
88000 mi

US $50
Transmisson Command Module went bad. 
6000 mi Fixed climate control problem with new software. 
18000 mi Sunroof leaked.  Rear right tail light assembly needed to be replaced. 
22000 mi Nav would not read map DVD 
23700 mi new nav system ordered. new nav installed  
35000 mi sat radio went out. replaced 
41000 mi internal transmission problem, replaced a part 
64000 mi

US $185
fluid was low and needed to be flushed 
15500 mi headlight out 
26660 mi Air bag warning light was on. corrosion/wear on a part somewhere needed to be replaced. 
28800 mi Flasher was defective for the trailler.. Replace a fuse.  
39520 mi

C $180
Rattle in the front end. 
62000 mi

C $275
Replace the sway bar again. This was done 40,000 klm ago 
63860 mi

C $1800
Recall for power steering and then they suck me in replacing the rack and pinion and then the power steering cooler 
72720 mi

C $600
The traction control and brake light was always on and a message saying the 4 wheel drive was not operational. 
54000 mi

US $850
The following service was performed at 53k miles: Water Pump replaced. Coolant flush and filled. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 
68000 mi Water leak from the rear moon roof. This is a common problem in these vehicles but has not been acknowledged by GM. Dealer could not recreate the problem. From the Acadia blog, I think I fixed the problem using permatex cement. 
79500 mi

US $177
Rear tailgate would not stay up. Replaced the tailgate struts. 
85000 mi

US $600
Engine ventilation problem. GM has a TSB regarding this problem. replace valve cover,valve cover gasket, and PCV tube. 
90000 mi

US $540
Windshield wiper transmission was replaced. 
92700 mi Traction control would go on and go off intermittently. 
89300 mi Stability track light on and truck jerking not switching gears properly 
101000 mi

US $1400
Transmission gone 
20000 mi Lumbar Support was repaired 
32000 mi Symptom was a squeak in the steering wheel. The fix was to replace the steering rack. Symptom was the brake pedal squeaking. The fix was to replace the brake power booster. 
36000 mi The blower motor was making noise. They replaced the blower motor.  
50000 mi

US $200
There was a squeal and a knock in the steering. They replaced a power steering hose, the rack bushings, and the steering column. The total cost of the repair was $2200 but the dealer covered $2000 of that. 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

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 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 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

17000 mi Squeak when using the brake pedal, put in new brake fluid. 
91000 mi Installed new timing chain under warrantee 
147000 mi

US $1100
Intake value  stability track 
159700 mi

US $541
A/C Recharge 
81000 mi Added a few oz of brake fluid. Stabilitrak error was corrected. 
87000 mi Engine light on, code says gas vent is the problem. 
93000 mi

US $100
Engine light on, code says gas vent is the problem. Mechanic replaced gas vent solenoid. 
94000 mi Timing Chain under warranty 
98500 mi

US $21500
TCM Failure & 3-5 Waveplate Fracture. Codes P0200 P0989 P0252 
117000 mi

US $100
Motor blower for vents replaced. 
118000 mi

US $90
Service Stabilitrac Error: The Throttle Body Intake was cleaned as it had a pint of frothy oil in the intake tubing. Cleaning fixed the problem. 
137000 mi Evaporator leaks. Attempted to seal with AC Recharge but it is not holding. 
138300 mi

US $40
First attempt with stop-leak from autozone did not work. My mechanic added his stop-leak and it fixed the evaporator leak. 
3000 mi Interior door light burned out 
12000 mi sunroof leak 
12000 mi back up sensors shorted 
13000 mi *Battery totally dead and had to be replaced. 
14000 mi *Bad battery 
69000 mi

US $700
Replaced booster and master cylinder- Stabilitrack Off, brake fluid leaking 
82000 mi

US $300
Water pump failed causing the car to overheat Sunroofs leaking, water coming in front and back of the car. Told was not under warranty and they would not look at it since they were only doing warranty work on this trip in. 
138000 mi Leak, not fixed Needed axle work. Tailgate not working again. 
35000 mi

US $25
Right front headlight replaced 
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. Told I had a coolant leak and the water pump was replaced under warranty. Noted at least one other customer had the same problem and wondered if the dealer was replacing every water pump that came in 
53300 mi

US $76
Returned from a trip and engaged power lift to unload luggage. Liftgate dropped down on owner. Brought car to dealer and had liftgate struts replaced. 
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 
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. 
80000 mi Timing chain was replaced under an extended warranty 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

15500 mi Suspension link rattling 
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. Drivers side lumbar handle broke off internally and did not function. Power dies when exiting corners. Dealer says this is a known issue and recommends reprogramming transmission. Vehicle problem is now worse. 
22940 mi Power lag fixed when exiting corners but truck now stays in too high a gear and vibrates when driving 50km/h to 70 km/h 
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. Lift gate struts would not support the lift gate. Struts were replaced. 
33480 mi Rattle coming from driver door area. Waited too long with problem and now not covered by warranty. Was told likely due to low brake pads. Pads were changed and rattle remains. 
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 ... 
8000 mi ECM and TCM reflash for transmission flash. This was a TSB, but optional for consumers looking to get better shift points and improved throttle response to driver's actions. 

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