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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%)

Chart based on 1498 repairs.
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GMC Acadia other repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (80%)

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Chart based on 93 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

11000 mi Hood latch failed 

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2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

22320 mi leaking fluid 

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2014 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

23500 mi rear deck door strut began making loud noise when opened; fear of failure and hazard 

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2014 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

24000 mi rear struts for tailgate sticking.  

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

21700 mi Rear lift making noise when opening. Replaced struts (again). 

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

1900 mi Replaced fuel tank spout because it would not allow you to fill tank without continually holding nozzel trigger. 

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

13000 mi Rear liftgate was clunking after reaching open position. Dealer replaced strut. 
28400 mi Rear liftgate inop intermittantly 
13000 mi Hydraulic arm on rear lift gate broke from lift motor. Two parts were needed to repair yet the dealer ordered the parts separately, hoping the first part would fix the problem (it didn't) so the second part needed to be ordered. 

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

39440 mi Windshield wiper switch needed replaced. Covered under warranty 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

3000 mi Bottom seat cushion on drivers left side bolster felt as though foam was missing. Technician replaced bottom seat cushion. 
7000 mi Service engine light. Car would not start for a few minutes. 
38300 mi

US $200
Needed to repair liftgate struts. 
22000 mi DRL (daytime running lamp) on right side stopped working. Found bulb along with lens melted. Checked left side light starting to melt and crack. Dealer replaced both headlamp assemblies under special warranty 
24000 mi Liftgate struts failed, dropped gate partially then closed with lift motor. couldn't use gate. Dealer replaced struts under warranty. 

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi

US $19
The housing that holds the headlight switch fell out of the dash. It had to be snapped back in. 
36300 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. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

6060 mi had seatbelt recall work done. Seatbelt buckle broke subsequent to recall work - as described in recall bulletin. Shop had to order new part. 
9920 mi seat belt buckle broke after recall work done. parts ordered. replaced seat belt buckle. 

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

66000 mi

US $155
Dealer noticed malfunctioning rear wiper arm. I was vaguely aware of issue beforehand. 
18000 mi Popping sound when stopping, couldn't reproduce 
18900 mi Popping still when braking. The replaced motor mount. Stopped popping for about 2 weeks. 
21000 mi Popping worse than before June repair. Replaced front arm control bushings. 

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2009 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

42000 mi Hydraulic lift arms replaced for rear window/door. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

35000 mi Driver window not going up like it should. Greased it. Driver seat track was replaced, with seat cover. 
22300 mi Drivers seat bracket broken. 
9000 mi Replacement of the headrest DVD screen 
28000 mi Struts for power liftgate failed. Would not stay in "UP" position. Had to order parts and return to dealer for installation. 
4000 mi advanced remote start antenna keeps falling off. Dealer resecured with new adhesive. Fell off before I left the dealer. 
8700 mi drivers seat tilts back slightly on acceleration with a taller person driving. Dealer felt problem and compared to another vehicle. Told it was a normal condition. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

35000 mi Lift gate struts faded 
14000 mi Car had a catastrophic failure. Acadia wouldn't start, nav screen flashing white, relay in engine compartment clicking, key would not release from ignition, fuel pump humming. Car was jumped and driven to dealer. They could not find issue. 
88000 mi Second set of lift gate gas springs needed. Did not repair. 
101000 mi

US $20
Tire was leaking air from corroded rim seal. Fixed. 
112000 mi

US $67
Liftgate struts failed. Liftgate would not stay open. Purchased and replaced both struts/cylinders. 
4000 mi Rear wiper arm cover needed to be replaced. 
17000 mi Vibration started 7/10.in shop 7 times since.in for over 50 days this trip and counting. dlr at GM's advice has replaced all rotating parts, wheels tires axels drive shaft rotars,transfer case rearend.doing tranmission now unknown when done dlr and gm were unsucessful in repair since july 09 and after 7 trips gm replaced!!!!!!! how about that! 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

55000 mi

US $312
Latch on rear hatch not closing properly.  
49000 mi Rear hatch struts needed replacement. 
74000 mi

US $200
Hydraulic struts that hold up the tailgate when open failed to hold. replaced two struts, took 1/2 day. 
31800 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. 
35400 mi Mildew smell inside front doors. Seal where window goes down in door has a gap. sprayed mildew eliminatiom chemical. Did not replace the seal. 
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. 
125000 mi

US $100
rear hatch cylinders weak. Door falls down an hits you in the head. 
69000 mi Driver's side seat adjustment rails loose. 
12000 mi sunroof leaked water, found out drain pipe was crimped causing water to run down A-frame and leak on dash. problem fixed in half a day. 
56000 mi

US $600
Windshield washer nozzle broken, Owner replaced 
14500 mi Bumpy seat track for driver seat when moving forward backward. Repaired by TSB 
8000 mi Rear Sunroof drainage hose not connected at factory causing rainwater to enter front and rear left interior. Hose reconnected at dealer. 
3000 mi The drain pipe around the sunroof wasn't connected and was filling up and draining through my roof when it rained. Then, a nut fell off of my wiper blades so they quit working mid-wipe. They were both easy fixes so they only had my vehicle a few hours. 
75300 mi

US $35
Rear wiper arm broken off Replacement new rear wiper arm installed 

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi Water leak in passenger side foot well. Determined to be from sunroof. 
30000 mi Put nitrogen in tires so computer would report correct tire pressures 
87000 mi

US $120
Rear lift gate struts no longer working. Would lift the door all the way up and then the door would come crashing down. 
11000 mi Subframe bolts were loose causing vibration and creaking noise. 
87000 mi

US $79
Front windshield washer pump not working. I'm not sure if pump is in reservoir or not. Have not figured out how to repair yet. 
93000 mi

US $80
Rear lift gate shocks 
78700 mi tire pressure sensors set to wrong tire 
94000 mi Rear hatch latch broke, hatch would not open 
101680 mi

C $140
Wiper linkage siezed and needed to be reppaced 
79300 mi

US $177
Rear tailgate would not stay up. Replaced the tailgate struts. 
90000 mi

US $540
Windshield wiper transmission was replaced. 
1860 mi Water leaking in on lower windshield seam as well as rear sunroof drain tube became detached. 
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. 
18000 mi 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. 
74400 mi

C $500
Windshield wiper gears stripped. 
34000 mi Seat track replaced front passenger seat 
8000 mi Sunroof recall for leaking. Tubes replaced. 
20000 mi Lumbar Support was repaired 
9000 mi Fourth water leak from sunroof Fifth water leak from sunroof. 
15000 mi Poor gas mile <14mpg mostly highway.NTF. 
11780 mi The rear windshield wiper arm broke and the wiper blade was broken during the repair. The whole unit was replaced in a satisfactory manner. No charge. Original new car warranty. 
13640 mi Rear lift gate support struts failed to keep liftgate open. Rear liftgate support struts (2) replaced. 
32540 mi replaced passenger seat chair rail 
48640 mi

C $220
Wiper motor became disconnected from Wiper transmission and the wipers stopped functioning. Dealer had to diagnose, reattach, realign blades. 

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2007 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

3000 mi Handle broke off of Driver side lumbar control 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

30380 mi A defective battery cell. Acadia needed to be boosted with a tow truck, other vehicles weren't strong enough. Also, driver side power mirror wouldn't fold in, needed new part. 
29000 mi The work I had done was RC 08207 SUNROOF WATER LEAK-INSTALL DRAIN TUBE EXTENSIONS 
32000 mi When moving driver's seat; the seat movement was bumpy; replaced lower seat tracks 
53700 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. 
2000 mi HID headlights were aimed too high causing other drivers to flash their headlights (or worse!!). Dealer adjusted headlights and corrected problem 
16000 mi Driver seat rocks. 
24000 mi Seat vibrating when moved forward. 
35000 mi Passenger seat grinds when moving forward and rear. Replacement track ordered. 
45000 mi

US $100
Seat grinds when moving front and rear. Dealer replaced seat rails. 
92500 mi

US $100
Engine light on, code says gas vent is the problem. Mechanic replaced gas vent solenoid. 
121000 mi

US $100
Replaced HVAC fan that is under the glove compartment. Easy to access and to replace. 
6000 mi We opened the moonroof for the first time on a Friday night. That following Saturday was quite rainy. Water began pouring in the front passenger side where your feet rest. After checking it out, the dealer told us that during manufacturing the drain hose 
12000 mi A few months ago after a rainy day the vehicle was leaking on the front passenger side due to sunroof drain hose coming out. They fixed that. Recently the vehicle started leaking on driver side which was caused by another sunroof drain hose coming out. 
23000 mi Power seat bearings re-seated. Passenger side mirror replaced for broken part behind mirror. Gas cap strap reattached. 
11000 mi The drainage tubes for the sunroof were not connected causing water to drain into interior of veh after rain/car wash. Leaked in passenger floorboard, passenger side btwn 2nd/3rd rows & during carwash water poured from airbag area on pillar behind driver. 
21000 mi Loose seal around left rear door. 
35000 mi replaced seat tracks on both driver and passenger seats. second row bench seat will not lock securely in place. shop said it did. does not. 
44000 mi second row bench still did not lock securely in place when sold. the same seat in new Traverse does not have same problem. 
22000 mi Power seat on drivers side - rough travel when adjusting. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

69000 mi

US $170
Struts on rear hatch failed 
4300 mi vehicle has water leak in several places.Dropped headliner 1st time and put sealent in 4 places. car still leakes couple of weeks later, so dropped headliner again and replaced seal. Also put new seal at bottom of windshield. Battery dead again. Replaced front passenger door latches. Also dropped headliner and fixed four leaks where there was not enough sealant. Was leaking at driver's side B pillar and also around emergency brake. 
17360 mi Drivers side lumbar handle broke off internally and did not function. 
27280 mi Lift gate struts would not support the lift gate. Struts were replaced. 
19220 mi The Driver seat squeaks all the time. Dealer still can not fix it. 
34000 mi Drivers seat seems to move when braking hard...Told same as others they tested. No action taken. 
21000 mi Driver seat track was replaced due to jerky movement. 
4960 mi Lumbar support on both seats broke and required two trips to dealer to have repaired. Ordered parts. Fixed the passenger lumbar but had to order more parts for the drivers side as it was completely broken inside. Installed new lumbar for the driver side. 
25420 mi

C $247
Sunroof drain tubes became disconnect due to design flaw. Water leaked through headliner, behind dashboard and down A & B pillars soaking the floor and causing electrical gremlins. 
28520 mi Removed sunroof frame to allow for glass removal. Removed right side cargo rack and reinstalled after glass repair. Reinstalled frame to resoak and verify leak repaired. Appears repaired after one month + without leaks. 
15000 mi All rear light modules replaced due to leaking seals 
6000 mi Engine light was on, replaced gas cap. 
12000 mi SEAL FOUR HOLES UNDER STATIONARY GLASS, ADD EXTENTION TO SUNROOF DRAIN HOSES, REMOVE CROSS HATCH INSIDE SUNROOF DRAIN TUBES. 
39000 mi

US $100
Cover on visor mirror would not stay open. Could not use lighted mirror. Dealer replaced visor. 
53000 mi

US $100
Drivers side seat belt stopped retracting completely. 

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2007 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

7000 mi Seatbelt adjuster replacement. 

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