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GMC Acadia Problems and Repairs

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  • 455wilson455wilson Posts: 4
    edited September 2012
    I purchased my Acadia Dec. 2008. Wasn't long before the whining noise started. My dealership said the sound was normal. :0 Wasn't until I had new tires put on it 12 months ago that it was found same issue as the rest of the posts have had. $1000 to repair. Well guess what? It is doing it again. Oh, the repairman will work with me on it.......I hate it. I just HATE IT. Why did GMC not have a recall on this issue so hard working folks who buy American cars can feel protected and good about buying MADE IN AMERICA. Has anyone had the clip holding the arm rest together to break yet? It is a piece of plastic. Argh.....Also, the painted knobs for turning on AC etc are losing the paint. My last car I had 11 years and all knobs were in perfect condition paint and all. I am so disappointed in my purchase. Not buying GMC again. Nobody cares is what gets me the most. Thanks for allowing me to vent.
  • Good morning 455wilson,

    We understand your frustrations with your Acadia and are sorry that you are not currently satisfied. If we can look into this further with you, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I got mine put on. They make a huge difference and like you said too as an added bonus they look better.
  • Easy fix. Problem solved. :shades:
  • 2007 acadia 3rd time brake system failure
    Even though dealer replaced brakes 3 months ago
    New brakes and rotors now same warning
    Losing power steering in heavy rain almost
    Hit a telephone pole as it happened turning
    A corner Law suit waiting to happen when
    The power steering loss causes an accident next time
    Never have had such a peice of junk a car
    That is so unreliable you enter every day and
    Hope it starts and stays running! Oh and the steering column ( that has already been replaced)
    Is clunking again. My warranty is over I wish I kept
    My suburban at Least that was reliable . I need
    Resolution I will probably be trading it in for a non GM
    Vehicle and I just talked 2 friends out of brand new Acadias.
    Sorry .
  • I have a 2007 Acadia w/ 90k. Running just fine, tried to start it about midday after a slow but steady rain. Wouldn't start. Tried to jump it, wouldn't jump. I disconnected battery, removed the fuse for BCM and checked that, ( fuse was ok). After 20 minutes with the battery disconnected, I re connected battery and was able to jump start it. Turned it off, and it continued to run for maybe 20 to 30 seconds. Finally spit and sputtered and died. I keep finding info regarding water leaking in (not sure where) and getting into the:

    A. fuse box,
    or
    B. relay box,
    or
    C. BCM.

    Not sure if this is the problem, but the indicators point that direction.
    Is there any light that can be shed on this?
    As everyone else on forums, I'm kind of in a jam.
    Thanks
  • Good morning footetribe,
    We're sorry to hear about the brake troubles you've been having with your Acadia. If we can look into this further with you, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Good morning gerald2coo,

    We hope you get some excellent advice from other members of Edmunds (unfortunately I am very limited in my ability to troubleshoot vehicle concerns); if you decide upon working with a dealership and would like for us to check into the situation further, we can be reached via email at socialmedia@gm.com

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Why does the master cylinder seem to be failing on multiple Acadia's but GMC has yet to do a recall. It seems to me that more and more people are having this problem. Had to have mine 2008 towed this morning due to the same issue. It happens to be 1k miles outside of the bumper to Bumper warranty how convienent.
  • cyrusj24,

    We're sorry that you had to get towed over to the dealership! Have you heard any news on this? If you would like for us to check into this further with you and your dealership, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com (include your name, Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • moroccmorocc Posts: 3
    Thanks for sharing your challenges. We bought our 2008 Acadia about a year and a half ago. There's been a lot of small things not so pleased with but recently had to spend $800.00 for a brake master cylinder and booster to fix symptoms such as stabilitron not active, brakes need serviced, tire monitoring messages and icons along with irritating annunciator sounds. The problem also rendered the cruise control inoperative. It's my wifes' car and she said the braking still feels not right. The vehicle only has less than 60,000 miles on it. Neither of us likes the way it accellerates especially if your making a turn onto a road, the steering wheel wants to pull right or left. it's a very strange feeling in the steering wheel. It even occurs accelerating straight forward if you get on it a little, although not to the extent noticed when turning onto a road. To be honest when we purchased the Acadia we reallyreliable wanted to by the GMC Envoy after having much success with a 1999 Envoy with 207,000 miles which just now lost its transmission. The only problems we had in our 9 yrs and 175,000 miles was a starter, a fuel pump(800.00),and an AC issue(1400.00). About 2500.00 in that timeI consider pretty darn good. We wanted to support an american auto manufacturer so we went with the Acadia. But I'll tell you that I think we're just going with old reliable nxt time, a Honda product. Our Civic has been awesome for 5 yrs 115,000 miles with no needs but regular oil changes and tires, no problems at all.
  • moroccmorocc Posts: 3
    Forgot to tell you that we also are not pleased with how the letters,etc..., are wearing away and becoming illegible on our control panel as well, unacceptable.
  • moroccmorocc Posts: 3
    I bought my 2008 GMC Acadia used from a dealership about 1 1/2 years ago. Can anyone tell me if those vehicles are under warranty for 5 years or 100,000 miles, because mI just paid over $800.00 for a master cylinder and booster at the dealership?
  • morocc,

    We're sorry to hear that after your recent repairs the brake concern you had is not resolved. If we can look into this further with you and your dealership, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • What is the wearing away? I've seen that before, but not on mine, and am a little nervous it might start eventually
  • OK, so i have a 2007 model. First mistake was buying first year model, second was buying the Acadia. I just had to have the A/C evaporator replaced, $1500 for a piece that cost $150 to buy....nice GMC. Other problems I have had....Power Steering unit had to be replaced; numerous water leaks; have a crack in the rear light cover, but it cost $250 to fix b/c on this car you cant replace just the cover, the whole unit has to come out (genius); there has been a knocking sound that occurs whenever i accelerate when i first start the car usually between 3-7 mph on acceleration (service center has never 'duplicated the sound); A/C compressor failed; radiator failed.....needless to say i cant recommend this car to anyone, but at least i know there are those out there who feel my pain..... It is nice to vent after 5 years of headaches
  • kcajax79,
    We're sorry to hear that you've had so many difficulties with your Acadia. If you wanted for us to check into this further please send us an email at socialmedia@gm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I purchased a 2007 GMC Acadia about a year ago with about 50000 miles on it and what a piece of junk it is. To date I had to replace the timing chain, water pump, and just today I picked it up from getting the transmission rebuilt which cost me $3900. Now the steering is making a noise when I turn. Not sure why GM is doing nothing to help with the transmission issues everyone on here is having but I will never buy a GM product again.
  • We purchased a 2007 Acadia in December of 2009. Biggest mistake of our lives. Our sunroofs leaked so bad that it caused what damage to our Fuse block. Had to have the entire thing replaced & pay for new drains for the sunroofs. Then it leaked agin. Took it back. This was last year same month, October. We told the dealership then that the transmission was making noise. They said there is nothing wrong, nothing to worry about. GMC did not cover the cost of the damage because the dealership stated the drains were clogged. We now have major water damage on the inside. Now one year later check engine light came on, had it towed to the dealership to ensure we did not cause anymore damage & now the transmission value is no good. We have a loud knocking noise in the motor. The Acadia will not go more than 10 mph. Our power steering pump makes noise. I think we are going to hire an attorney to help us resolve issues associated with this vehicle. They are not worth a penny and I'm tired of hearing "we are so so for your problems with this vehicle" Watch dealerships too because they dont give you paperwork after servicing your vehicle. So you look like a liar to GMC when you are trying to resolve this problems with your vehicle. We got smart and took the vehicle other places prior to bring to GMC Dealership to have proof because they refuse to admit that the Acadia is no good and has no business on the road.
  • buddy73 and thewekkins,

    If you would like for us to check in on these situations with your dealerships, please email us more information at socialmedia@gm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealer).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Sorry to break the news but steering pump is next if it is making that sound. The sunroof leaking was a manufacturing F-up. Got mine fixed after months of a flooding car. The rest of the issues been there done that. It sucks because I really do love my 2007 but it is a lemon! And we still have one yr of payments on it!!
  • called the local dealer to get the new bezels ordered. The cost will be $123
    Was that approximately what you paid?
    Just curious....
  • I paid 0$ for them! There is a Technical Service Bulletin out (TSB) so you shouldn't have to pay anything for them!
  • vudvud Posts: 2
    I've got a 2007 Acadia and I think I've had every problem listed above from drivetrain breaking to steering squeaks and timing belts while under warranty. I finally had the roof leaking problem but AFTER the warranty was up so I had to shell out hundreds $$ for a manufacturing screw up by GMC!

    Now I've got the check engine light and the code says cylinder 2 misfire. I'm worried this is a big repair... In which case I'm done with GMC.
    Now if only the service department would answer the phone during the day. :(
  • Question: my 2008 Acadia has a TSB for the shiny bezels on the vents and shifter area to replace them with black bezels.

    My dealer wants me to pay $123.xx for mine, yet the other acadia owners in this forum have paid $0.

    What is the true answer to the TSB question?
    Do I need to pay for my new black bezels? The glare is dangerous and I want it fixed for safety reasons.

    Thanks.
  • Question: my 2008 Acadia has a TSB for the shiny bezels on the vents and shifter area to replace them with black bezels due to the glare problems causing a driving hazard.

    My dealer wants me to pay $123.xx for mine, yet the other acadia owners in this forum have paid $0.

    What is the true answer to the TSB question?
    Do I need to pay for my new black bezels? The glare is dangerous and I want it fixed for safety reasons.

    Thanks.
  • Have you had any word on what needs to be done with your Acadia, vud? If you want for us to check into this further, please contact us via email at socialmedia@gm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, summary of the situation, last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Good morning 2008acadia,

    A TSB is a document that outlines the procedures to take to remedy a particular vehicle concern and is written with our GM-certified technicians in mind. Whether or not a procedure is performed at cost to a customer depends on the warranty status of the vehicle. As the chrome is a non-powertrain issue, and as your Acadia is a 2008 model and therefore out of the time frame for the bumper-to-bumper warranty (3 years/36,000 miles), this would not be covered by warranty.

    If you would like information on the warranties still in effect on your vehicle, please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN to socialmedia@gm.com and we will be happy to get that for you.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • 08-01-38-0073.

    I had this done recently, this is a no charge deal. :)
  • Nothing has ever been covered by the warranty. Every repair has been at a cost to me.
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