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GMC Acadia Problems and Repairs



  • I've been offered a replacement of any gm vehicle, but must also pay a usage fee.
    Did you have to pay for this out of your pocket, up front? How does that work?
    Did you get stuck with a car payment higher than the one you were previously paying?

  • How do I remove the driver's side tailight lens from my 2008 GMC Acadia?
    This is not the part of the tailight that is located on the trunk lid, but rather the
    part located on the back fender.

  • I haven't gotten in touch with him yet, but if I do I will post back.
  • I too was offered a replacement vehicle. They started my usage fee when the car first started having problems. I think 16,000 miles. I only owed 7,000 on the old car and the difference with the new car was 4,000. We acually took the new Acadia home on Fri. The process took about 2 hours and went smoothly. You just borrow the lump sum of all of the above and GM pays off your old car. My car payments went down 150 a month and now we have a 2010 that is under warrenty. The difference in it and the old one is night and day. My old one could barely make it up a small hill. I cant believe they actually have a dept at GM for buybacks. I dealt with someone named Alicia and she was great. The dealership tried to pull a fast one over on us by saying we couldnt use the 1.9% interest rate and tried to do us at 6%. I told the guy to call Alicia, he put her on speaker phone and she said.. Sure they can do 1.9%. That really helped with the payments. We also signed up for extra coverage since payments were cheaper. Email me back if you have more questions.
  • I owe a lot more than 7,000. I probably have dead equity in my vehicle from the vehicle I traded in for the acadia. I didn't know they make you go back through credit checks and all that stuff, I thought you just go and switch vehicles and sign new papers. I did have one person from GM tell me my usage amount was about 4,500 and that I do have negative equity, not sure how all this is going to work for me. I definitely don't want a higher car payment. Did they let you pick up from the number of years owed on the other car or did you have start from scratch, like financing for 5 yrs? I went and looked at some chevy traverse; they are not as roomy as the Acadia, may go look at the Acadia this week.

    Thank you for replying back to me, I'm glad they took care of you.
  • I had the same issues a couple months ago and tried talking to Lemon Lawyers about luck on that front. Who did you talk to about getting a replacement vehicle? Did you go to the dealer first or someone else? Thanks for the help!
  • tt6tt6 Posts: 2
    I own a 2008 GMC Acadia...I have had multiple problems with it and am sooo thankful for extended warranty! To begin with...the cluster..where all the gauges are had to be replaced 4 times during the first 2 months of ownership! Stabilitrak, Traction control would always go out when making a right hand turn...a computer glitch they say. Power Steering...what power? This is on it's second repair. Transmission...well it's in the shop now...4th day...2 seals and 1 gasket are leaking..including the one behind the torgue converter...and they think there is air in my power steering????...So this is the life of an Acadia owner... To those that think that this is a problem in only a few of the Acadia's think again...Every noise you hear in this car...needs to be fixed...and it will have something to do with the power steering and transmission...get you car into the shop and print off every complaint on this website and every other one out there...Every Acadia on the road has a problem!
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    Wrong. Every Acadia on the road does not have a problem. My '08 Acadia has 23k miles so far. Only had a couple very minor problems early on that were fixed by the dealer under warranty and have not recurred.

    I understand your frustration with your Acadia, but when you make blanket statements you lose credibility.
  • Just checked - only 8 more lease payments to go! Woo hoo!
  • duijiduiji Posts: 17
    I bought a factory certified 07' Acadia SLT2 AWD that has been in for maintenance almost 2 months of the 18 months I have owned. I did not buy a helicopter!!! It is always something Sunroof leaks, replaced power steering pump twice, replaced struts, stabalizer linkage, cam shaft timing chain and now other than the fact they can't seem to fix the engine light and the automatic opening liftgate there is a severe grinding in the front end when in snow or ice. They say that is traction control but it can't be the sound that I am hearing but how would they know they just write it off to that. I have 40k miles on it and it is junk. If it wasn't for the powertrain warranty I would be broke. I cannot afford to keep this, I am reviewing my options and contemplating legal actions but you can't sue the government without permission :)
  • Agreed, we bought our Acadia new in March of 2007 and to this day we haven`t had any problems what so ever.The only thing we had done was a reprogram of the transmission shift pattern. If you have had good luck with your Acadia maybe a new thread could be started to share your good experiences.I can`t believe there is only two of us. :confuse:
  • I agree that there are probably many people that do not have problems with their Acadia's and would be the first to back up the car. Truth be told, I have had problems with my 2010 Acadia since mile 835. The fuel tank and pump can not hold gas with under a 1/4 of a tank of fuel. I live on a slightly inclined hill and it has been at the dealers for 1 and 1/2 weeks now. They have tried two new fuel valves and an updated pump and nothing has worked. They called the designers and they too mentioned I would have this problem and have since sent an updated fuel tank and pump system. The service manager told me he was almost 100% sure that this would not fix the problem. GM has been called in and they have a guy looking at it and even he can't fix it. They have also tried the same situation on a brand new Acadia that was wheeled in 2 weeks ago. They told me they would call back on Monday and its now Wednesday. I was to have my car back 8 days ago and its now 13 days. If this is such a great car why are so many people having problems with it. One things for sure if this is not fixed then I better be able to get out of the car with NO strings attached and get by trade-in value and down payment back so i can get something else...that's $3100 total. :sick:
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    There's a whole bunch of happy Acadia owners over at - along with some unhappy ones too of course.
  • ntellyntelly Posts: 10
    I have written many times this past Sunday, my 07 Acadia's transmission went...36,200 miles on it! Can't wait to see how long this will take to fix.
  • I have a 2007 Acadia that has made a terrible whining noise since I bought it. The local dealership said that they did not hear anything. So I have been putting up with this noise for nearly 3 years. Yesterday I drove from Tyler to Terrell and back; when I turned on my road I had no transmission (58000 miles). I coasted partway then had to let it roll into a neighbors driveway. I called the dealership today they gave me a towing service number and they have towed it into the dealership. I have not yet heard from them. I am not liking the posts that I have read on here. But now I have some proof that I am not crazy for hearing a noise. Will see if the transmission problem matches any of these. :cry:
  • We are looking to purchase a 2010 Acadia SLT AWD and I was interested to learn if any the current Acadia owners have had an experience driving it on a beach. We live in New England and have beach access and while most of the beach is hardback, there are section of loose sand

  • tt6tt6 Posts: 2
    Sorry Loach if you think my post was a "blanket statement"...but I figured since I was in a forum for Acadia Problems and Repairs...people would be looking for issues that others are experiencing with their Acadias....I was just stating fact..and would not be advising of my problems..if I were in a forum for Satisfied Acadia drivers. Perhaps your car is diamond in the ruff...and I think that's great...But if your looking for "Problems and Repairs" for the Acadia...this is the place...
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    Quote from tt6:

    Every Acadia on the road has a problem!

    This is the very definition of a blanket statement. And it is far from a "fact" as you assert. Nobody is saying you shouldn't air your grievances here, but when you make a broad-brush statement like that, expect to be challenged on it.
  • We have an acadia and have had a tremendous number of problems with it. I can't urge you strongly enough to buy a different car. Sun rook leaks, power steering box went, new steering column, and now the entire electrical is going (because they can't fix the sunroof leak - it's been in the shop 4 times for this issue). It is a legit piece of garbage.
  • On January 28, 2010, we took our 2010 Acadia into the dealership for a problem that shouldn't exist in any vehicle. When under a 1/4 tank of fuel and sitting on an incline our fuel pump leaks out too much fuel. The dealership has been working GM both locally and through Detroit Corporate Office. They are now testing a brand new, totally redesigned fuel pump from Bosch, the original designers. GM told me this was a problem that Bosch had known about and thought it might happen. I was also told through GM that this would be a problem they would have to fix in the new models rolling out of the plants since October of last year. I have to admit once I complained on the internet on their Facebook account and other sites run by Gm they contacted me asap (6 different people actually). The claim it will be fixed on Monday, one month later. Yes, they have had the car for 4 straight weeks. I complained about not having my car for a full month and they promised to repay me for this month and throw in a 2-yr smart plan for servicing my Acadia. this is all good and everything but the GM rep told me that he and others weren't 100% sure if this would fix the problem. So I guess I will know more on Monday... :mad: :mad:
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