2009 GMC Acadia GMC Acadia 2009

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2009 GMC Acadia repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (6%)

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2009 GMC Acadia transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (75%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 GMC Acadia

Engine not specified

59300 mi It had a vibration that they could not fix. 
60000 mi Vibration they couldn't fix. 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

71000 mi I took the car in for service because the check engine light came on again. Car had gone haywire again in the snow when I had to floor the gas to maintain forward motion going up hill in snow. Complete new transmission required. 
61500 mi Engine shudder under load and low RPM. CarMax replaced transmission under their warranty. GMC warranty had expired. I don't think this was the root cause. 
85000 mi

US $250
replace CV axle (driver's side) 
95000 mi

US $2100
axial shaft,  
98000 mi

US $1400
Transmission module was replaced During trip for Trans module replacement, Extended warranty repair was made to the trans for the broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission. Service tech preformed stating abnormal wear 
56000 mi 3/5/R Wave Plate shattered. Had to rebuild transmission. 
30000 mi My gear shift was making a very loud noise and would not move smoothly when put into any gear. The symbols such as "R" for reverse and "P" for park would not light up. The gear shift was replaced but symbols still do not light up as they did when new 

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

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

78000 mi Small leak in differential 
85000 mi Poor shifting and shudder in drive train 
99000 mi Torque converter failed, replaced torque converter, fluched debris out of transmission. 
99000 mi Wave plate broken, car slipping/shaking when changing gears. 

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2009 GMC Acadia Transmission Problems

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