Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Ahh, the ole' sophomore slump. The 2008 Acadia suffers from widespread transmission failure around 75,000 miles.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127 miles

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2008 GMC Acadia clutch problems

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 182007

Acadia 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127 miles


The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The vehicle was parked in the driveway, but the gear was placed in drive. The contact removed his foot from the brake pedal and depressed the accelerator pedal. The vehicle then accelerated in reverse on its own. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the acceleration was normal. The GMC area representative stated that when driving 6 mph, the engine shuts off to prevent the transmission from being damaged, thus the vehicle driving in reverse. The dealer stated that since the vehicle was designed in that manner, nothing could be done. The current and failure mileages were 127. Updated 11/08/07

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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