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CarComplaints.com Notes: Ahh, the ole' sophomore slump. The 2008 Acadia suffers from widespread transmission failure around 75,000 miles.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,087 miles

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 242014

Acadia

  • 171,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. On several occasions, the sun roof leaked and caused water damage to the carpet and roof headliner. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the drain tubes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 171,800.

- Toutle, WA, USA

problem #10

Apr 082011

Acadia

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that this was the second time the sun roof drain line shifted and leaked water down the headliner. The failure flooded the driver side of the vehicle, side air bag, and visor without warning. The dealer diagnosed that the sun roof drained cube shifted and needed to be replaced. Also, the carpet and panel of the driver side had mold and needed to be to replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Churchville, PA, USA

problem #9

Jun 132016

Acadia

  • 108,153 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. When the contact attempted to open the sun roof compartment, it was filled with water which affected the radio, turn signal volume, and radio. In addition, the electrical components that ran from the door into the side wall of all four doors, were filled with water. The vehicle also failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the blowing amplifier and battery failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 108,153.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #8

Apr 262016

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake fluid was leaking into the power buster. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that water was leaking down from the sun roof into the electrical fuse box, causing corrosion and the vehicle would failed to turn off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the water leaking into the fuse box was causing the vehicle not to turn off due to the corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 06/29/16 updated 08/02/16.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 232015

Acadia

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to release the key. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuse box corroded the entire electrical system. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the sun roof leaked water. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 04/04/16

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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problem #6

Sep 152011

Acadia

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that while parked, the sunroof leaked water into the vehicle. The water also leaked from the drivers side air bag. The contact also stated that the leak occurred from the rear dome light. The contact also stated that while driving at 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted but the failure recurred. The battery also failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 052014

Acadia

  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the sunroof was leaking and water was building up. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the fuse box needed to be replaced due to the leakage but was unable to determine the failure for the leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- 732-979-0088, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 192014

Acadia

  • 80,000 miles
2 drilled holes in the sunroof are allowing water to flow throughout vehicle wiring harnesses. Water has settled in engine and harnesses. In my case, the water shorted out the amplifier. Worried that this could also create electrical fire or other malfunction(s).

- Hinckley, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 142011

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
GMC Acadia 2008. Water leakage from sunroof and or windshield, entering columns containing airbags (water was leaking out of airbags on columns) and down into dash board and down to carpets. Mold building up in roof liner and carpets. Electrical system malfunctions on temperature gauge.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

May 062008

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 GMC Acadia has several problems with safety recalls and dealership response. Water entered through the passenger side roof. The tire pressure monitoring light illuminated. The driver seat made a noise while being adjusted and there was a noise coming from the steering column when it was cold. The radio and navigation screen went out and the drivers seat did not move. Updated 01/23/09.

- Goldens Bridge, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008

Acadia

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. While driving 60-65 mph, the sunroof suddenly blew off without warning. The contact pulled over and attempted to diagnose the failure. The dealer stated that they would attempt to assist. The failure and current mileages were 20,000.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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