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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,554 miles

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2009 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 052015

Acadia

  • 39,215 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 GMC Acadia. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle jerked when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the driver seat failed to go backwards. The dealer diagnosed that the failure was due to the seat track and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,215.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #3

Apr 292014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
This is in regards to the center row, middle seat belt. My 9 year old was sitting in this seat using the seat belt. I was driving down a hill at roughly 40 mph when the light at the bottom changed so I stopped. My son was leaning a little forward and the seat belt locked up. I told him to lean back and it should unlock. But it did not, it kept clicking like when using a seat belt for a car seat. At which point he became stuck up against the seat and couldn't move his chest. He started panicking so I had to pull over to assist him. I unbuckled the seat belt and let it go in and it locked, completely inside the seat. After pushing in what little slack there was I got it to release and was able to pull it out, but only about 6 inches and then it locked again. I then had to move my child to another seat while on the side of a busy road. The seat belt has remained locked in this position for about 3 weeks. I took the car in last week for an oil change and the recall on the airbags so I asked if they could look at this too. They misquoted us on the price and then proceeded to tell me the only way to fix it was to take the whole seat apart and it would cost roughly $400 and insisted there would be no way for this to be for a recall, as they didn't see it as a safety concern. I have to adamantly disagree. A seat belt locking and not locking could be a very dangerous thing in an accident, or even in a sudden stop.

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 102014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The second row seat belts that were listed on the NHTSA website for a recall. The dealer bergstron GMC of appleton, Wisconsin says the vehicle does not have a recall for this. The seat belts get jammed when the seat is lowered. One seatbelt connector is broken, and the seat is tearing from the belt connectors. The connectors still get jammed in the seat and are not accessible without having to re lower the seats and fumble with the belt connector. At least one of the connector is exposed with no plastic.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 232012

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
Rust on seat hinges on front driver side, front passenger side. Will the surface rust eats into the metal hinges and fail to hold passenger in case there is a collision?

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

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