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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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2009 GMC Acadia body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 032015


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the prop rod recovery system failed causing the liftgate to close unexpectedly. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V415000 (structure) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 072015


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that while in park, the liftgate inadvertently closed while the contact was behind the vehicle. As a result, the contact became wedged in between the liftgate and the bottom of the vehicle. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the gas struts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V415000 (structure); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Wood River , IL, USA

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