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2012 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 42 repairs.
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2012 GMC Acadia repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (51%)

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Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2017
May 2014

28400 mi
Airbag Light Rear liftgate inop intermittantly 
Sep 2014

37000 mi
Rear a/c blowing warmer than front. Tech said it was low, recharged with dye as there is no leak detection dye from the factory. Driver side seat bezel surrounding seat adjusters. Broken screws and pulled out from clips. Could be weight related on the seat...part ordered and replaced. 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

US $150
Paint coming off ac control head buttons. Still operable. RTC control head replaced. Inop headphone jack. Broken off in jack. 
GMC Acadia in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

60000 mi

US $350
A/C vent control broke. Only upper vent worked. No floor or upper defroster. A/C control module replaced. 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

70000 mi

US $170
Original Battery would not hold voltage 
GMC Acadia in Arizona, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2018
Mar 2013

13000 mi
Rear liftgate was clunking after reaching open position. Dealer replaced strut. 
May 2013

13000 mi
Rear passenger side power window motor making noise when closing window. Dealer replaced motor. 
Mar 2016

66000 mi

US $1508
Damper actuator failed and was replaced. Rear AC Evaporator had a leak requiring replacement, evacuation of system and re-charging. VERY labor intensive (to the tune of $800+) I also had them do a normal oil change, lube etc. 
GMC Acadia in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

47000 mi
Driver's side door, rattles/something loose 
Jun 2015

52000 mi
window switch failure 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

4000 mi
, eg., when merging into a street in front of other cars. Almost got hit by other cars. GM reset transmission computer but problem persisted. 
GMC Acadia in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Jan 2013

23800 mi
Rear window wiper housing broken. 
May 2013

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. 
Aug 2015

65000 mi

US $220
Evap intake valve failure. Common problem for Acadia over 50K miles. 

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

GMC Acadia in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

72900 mi

US $600
Rack bushings were worn out and causing clunking noise at full lock. It may have also caused steering wheel wobble. Dealer replaced water pump under warantee. 
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $350
Purchased PIAA LED headlight bulbs to replace 1 burned out and one old low beam bulb. Dealer said they'd install them, 1.5 hours of labor!!!!! This is why I chose to upgrade to long life LEDs. 
Jun 2017

77000 mi

US $151
Cooling system diagnostic. It runs fine until the outside temperature hits 95+. It hasn't been that hot. My question for the service manager was what happens if I tow? 
Nov 2017

80000 mi

US $2100
Lower control arm bushings Loaded front struts 
Jun 2018

87000 mi

US $450
Rear shocks 
GMC Acadia in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

65000 mi

US $750
power steering pump was leaking and needed to be replaced 
GMC Acadia in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

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. 
May 2018

106640 mi

C $150
A/C quit. Under warranty (purchased when we bought vehicle) Mech said compressor was bad. Replaced with good used one. Repair worked for 1 day. Lost A/C again. Back to shop. Mech said leak in rear lines somewhere and that replacement would be around $2000.00, not covered by warranty. I had the mech plug off rear lines and recharge front . Works ok now but no rear. 
GMC Acadia in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2016

84000 mi
Originally told dealer about a "shudder" under load last oil change. They couldn't replicate. It got worse and after taking it to a local shop, found out it was transmission and not engine. Dealer fixed under warrenty (torque converter). 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

68100 mi

US $252
Emission evap solenoid 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

39440 mi
Windshield wiper switch needed replaced. Covered under warranty 
Apr 2015

54640 mi

C $60
The seatbelt guide on the second row broke 
Apr 2016

72620 mi

C $160
Radio sensor on driver door not working 
Jun 2018

111600 mi

C $650
New brakes and rotors 
GMC Acadia in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

31500 mi

US $390
Dealer claimed that one of the ignition coils had failed. Leak detected in steering unit. 
GMC Acadia in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

86100 mi

US $250
Drivers side ac only blowing hot 
Dec 2016

89000 mi
On incline truck struggling. Felt like driving on rough road 
GMC Acadia in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

1860 mi
The drivers seat developed a squeak from lose pieces. It was quickly and easily fixed by the dealer. 
Jan 2014

16440 mi
Cylinder misfire caused traction control ans stabilatrack to shut down. Engine cylinder misfire caused the whole car to shut down. 
GMC Acadia in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

93000 mi

US $90
Passenger low beam burned out- replaced by dealer 
GMC Acadia in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2014
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Scratches-left front door, scratches plate rear lift gate. 

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