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2016 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (38%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 13 repairs.
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2016 GMC Acadia repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (100%)

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Chart based on 8 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

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

GMC Acadia in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
Oct 2016

6700 mi
Trany would slip then suddenly bang into gear,actually shaking the car.Mainly transitioning from going downhill then making your way uphill.Almost like the trasmission did not know the gear it was suppose to be in then catches. No trouble found. Dealer reported torque converter fluid seal was torn and leaking. A side note, I park in a garage and noticed no fluid leaks on the floor. Dealer removed some suspension, along with transmission. Replace seal and cleaned underside of vehicle. 

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2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

29140 mi
Leaking seal from the transaxel was replaced for the second time 
GMC Acadia in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2017
Sep 2017

20000 mi
possible leak of fluid. 

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2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

36000 mi
Rear Wiper would work intermittently, the switch was replaced. Clicking from front end on low speed turns, performed TSB to clean wheel hubs. The clicking went away. Brake pedal was squeaky. The brake booster was replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Quebec, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

22320 mi
leaking fluid rusted rails inside the vehicle 

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2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

29000 mi
Got a 'service AWD' message. And a loud groaning noise in rear. A sensor had to be replaced along with some gears. 
May 2017

33000 mi
Odd shifting, slipping, intermittently. Dealer could not duplicate issue 
Dec 2017

44000 mi

US $50
Po462. Hard start after tank fill. Replaces the purge solenoid Po171/174*running lean. Replaces the upper PCV. On air intake 

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

25300 mi
complete air conditioner failure. Compressor seized and clutch burned. New compressor and clutch required. 
Mar 2018

32000 mi

US $5
Loose trim on door Loose door trim and longitudinal vinyl roof strip 

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

14000 mi
Fuel delivery system, Pump A has to be replaced was trigerring a chk engine light under acceleration and if the tank gas level was below 1/2! 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

6820 mi
Loose rubber pad that cushions impact when key swings against steering column 

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

19000 mi
Engine oil leak From pan and cover Pan and cover removed and resealed 
GMC Acadia in Kansas, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2016
May 2016

12000 mi
Replaced tie-rod ends and engine mounts 
Jul 2016

19200 mi
Warning light came on to check engine. Dealer reset code. Said it was minor. 
Oct 2016

25000 mi
Exhaust 

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

35000 mi
Shift flare from 1-2 at low speed/part throttle. Dealer found transmission two quarts low (but no leaks). Haven't had any issues since. 
Sep 2017

42000 mi

US $40
P0496 code and difficult to start after fuel fill up. Replaced Evap solenoid near throttle body. 
Jun 2018

56000 mi
Still notice a shift flare. Could not duplicate issue at dealer. Dealer reset learning algorithm. Flare has returned; however, my wife usually drives the vehicle and she doesn’t notice it. Perhaps it truly is due to learning how it’s driven the majority of the one, so my more aggressive driving confuses it! 
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

33000 mi
Bad solenoid valve 

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2014 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

33000 mi
Evaporator Leak No windshield cleaner emmitted when lever pressed; Windshield wiper pump replaced 
Aug 2016

53500 mi

US $100
Evaporator problem. Wasn't fixed permanently 
Sep 2017

72000 mi

US $100
Replaced evaporator (for the 3rd friggin time) Replaced DVD player 
GMC Acadia in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

34000 mi
The HID passenger side headlamp went out. It was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2016

51300 mi
While slowing to a stop, there was a giant thunk sound and a jolt like I was rear ended. Stabili-trac and traction control went off-line and transmissionwent out of gear and would not re-engage. Dealer said problem was open draft ssensor The shifting is very harsh in lower gears, especially between 1st and 2nd and when the transmission is warm. Dealer said it is normal, but the loaner Acadia they gave me shifted so much better it's like it wasn't even the same transmission 
Dec 2016

59000 mi

US $105
According to the dealer, a hose had separated and was leaking transmission fluid. 
Sep 2017

83000 mi

US $615
The driver side HID head lamp would light, then go out, then light again, growing brighter and brighter until it went out. It did this every time the car was started. The dealer diagnosed a bad HID bulb, which is very expensive to replace! It was replaced by the dealer after another shop couldn't figure out how. 
Nov 2017

90000 mi
Front, left motor mount broken 
Dec 2017

91000 mi
Harsh shifts at low speeds, surging at cruise speeds 
Jan 2018

96000 mi
A hose was loose allowing exhaust to leak into the cabin. I suspect it was pulled loose when they replaced the engine mount, but I can't be sure. 
Sep 2018

115000 mi
The car was driving fine then it stumbled very badly, shook a lot, and died in traffic. Wouldn't restart. Towed to the dealer and they said there was a hole in one of the pistons and with the damage that it caused, a new engine was needed. After labor and tax, it would be $7800.00 
GMC Acadia in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

24500 mi
Within 30 days of purchase, the brake pedal was faulty, needed a part replaced within that mechanism. 
Jun 2017

31000 mi
Grinding noise on tight turns, especially noticeable at slow speeds. Rear differential was replaced under original warranty. 
Apr 2018

50000 mi
Dashboard indicator showed that sideview mirror blind spot lights were not working. Turn signals also behaved oddly, blinking rapidly or not at all. 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2017
Jan 2017

21000 mi
Leaking power steering line 
GMC Acadia in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

23500 mi
radio ceased working; covered under warranty 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

GMC Acadia in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2017 - Jan 2019
Jul 2017

23560 mi

C $100
Replace evaporator coil 
GMC Acadia in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

24000 mi
rear struts for tailgate sticking.  AC not blowing cold air. 
GMC Acadia in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

30000 mi
Service AWD indicator. AWD module failed and replaced. 
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013 Fuel gauge stopped working. Fuel sending unit defective. Reading the wrong fuel level. 
Nov 2013

5100 mi
Squeak coming from rear shocks. Found that the bushings had to be replaced. Various areas where paint was peeling or chipping. It is an ongoing issue, they tried to fix but the repair was not satisfactory. 
Feb 2014

7000 mi
Battery died and had to be replaced 
Jun 2014

10000 mi
Service airbag light came on. Lost power on drivers side door, mirrors and windows. 
May 2015

17700 mi
Found leak in ac line near a fitting. Had to replace fitting. This was the second time it was in for low charge. 
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Leak found at rear evaporator Passenger mirror will not retract Battery died for the second time. Found the battery was defective. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
Sep 2014

10000 mi
Rear a/c core was leaking. Had tone replaced. 

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

15000 mi
Passenger side window stopped working 
GMC Acadia in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

2000 mi
Rubber pad on parking brake kept coming off. Happened several times. They finally replaced the entire foot pedal arm. 
Jul 2015

20500 mi
very Minor oil leak. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2018
Jun 2013

2000 mi
Driver Information Center reported 'left rear door open'. Cause was dealer-installed (non-factory) alarm. Dealer removed alarm. 
Feb 2015

19100 mi
Battery went dead. Jump started, too to dealer. They confirmed bad battery. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

20000 mi
rear condenser leaking at seam, system lost all refrigerant. per service writer, factory defect. 
May 2015

21700 mi
Rear lift making noise when opening. Replaced struts (again). 
Jul 2016

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. Blue tooth voice recognition terrible. 
Oct 2016

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. 
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

26500 mi
Replaced rear wiper motor. Warranty work. 
Aug 2015

30700 mi
Repair wiriing in right front seat belt anchor pretensioner and harness. Note this was related to previous recall work that a different dealer performed. 
GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
May 2013

2000 mi
Popping noise when making sharp turns, under passenger front. Determined to be exhaust hitting heater pipes-Dealer wrapped heater pipes with rubber to isolate the sound if pipes come in contact. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

27500 mi
Airbag light off and on constantly. Dealer could not replicate during visit. 
Aug 2015

30900 mi
Airbag issue fixed. 
GMC Acadia in Michigan, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2016
Mar 2014

12000 mi
Service Traction Control message: Steering angle sensor needed replacement. 
Jun 2015

31000 mi
Weather seal going across the complete length of the roof on the drivers side fell off. It was replaced. Squeaky pedal. 
Sep 2015

36000 mi
Squeaky brake pedal. Dealer replaced brake booster. 
GMC Acadia in Ohio, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

15000 mi
My airbag light came on 

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

13640 mi
Replaced a faulty rod-end. 
GMC Acadia in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

3000 mi
torque convertor sticking Various paint issues on the exterior. Paint chipping and peeling. 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

20800 mi
Oil leak. 
GMC Acadia in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2018
Feb 2013

1900 mi
Replaced fuel tank spout because it would not allow you to fill tank without continually holding nozzel trigger. 
Oct 2013

6000 mi
Shifter would stick in park. Replaced Shifter indicator bezel Radio would make a popping noise and restart itself sporadically 
Apr 2015

16000 mi
A/C went out. Replace rear condenser and leak in the line 
Sep 2017

38000 mi

US $880
Replaced rear condenser and blower in rear Replace coolant hose in front recharged system 
Dec 2017

38000 mi

US $1079
Replaced the Radio/Navigation system 
GMC Acadia in Queretaro, Mexico
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

26660 mi

$160
The service airbag light alert came out. Took it to the dealer who fixed it. It was apparently a bad cable connection to a sensor on the body along the passenger side. 
GMC Acadia in Iowa, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

84000 mi

US $90
Rear HVAC blower motor was diagnosed as the reason no air was blowing. Replaced and rear HVAC system works as expected. 
GMC Acadia in Utah, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

39000 mi
Rear condenser was leaking. Replaced under Certified Pre Owned warranty 
Jun 2016

52000 mi

US $320
Right HID low/high beam replaced 
Jan 2018

65000 mi

US $324
Left HID bulb 
GMC Acadia in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2016

49300 mi

US $350
Air Bag Replacement 
Jun 2016

50000 mi
Air Bag Light. Dealer needed to re-work previous attempt at repair 
Jun 2017

71000 mi

US $50
EVAP Valve Replaced 
GMC Acadia in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

15500 mi
Navigation unit became unresponsive at times and would occasionally freeze up. The dealer performed a hard reboot on the system. It seems to be performing much better now. 
GMC Acadia in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

54000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking rear condenser core. 

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