2008 GMC Acadia GMC Acadia 2008

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2008 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (9%)

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2008 GMC Acadia brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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. 
53000 mi Replaced leaking brake master cylinder.  Replaced leaking brake master cylinder. 
90000 mi

US $350
Stability control warning light, not fixed 
58500 mi

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

92300 mi Traction control would go on and go off intermittently. 
78700 mi master brake cylinder has leak 
84000 mi brake shield rusted off 
88900 mi Stability track light on and truck jerking not switching gears properly 
73020 mi

C $600
The traction control and brake light was always on and a message saying the 4 wheel drive was not operational. 
60300 mi

US $100
noisy brake pedal. Cleaned and lubricated master cylinder piston 
64000 mi

US $185
fluid was low and needed to be flushed 
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. 
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. 
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. 

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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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