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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,750 miles

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2009 GMC Acadia suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012015


  • 80,000 miles


Headlight out 1.5 mo ago, then other side went out. Mechanics have to remove bumper to get to bulb!!! $300-400 minimum labor and parts. Struts if shock absorbers stuck down after up on rack after 2 different tire changes repairs. Car road wobbly until it was fixed at my E pensr. Is this beautiful car a lemon or what?

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #3

May 312014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
As my wife pulled out of the driveway, she heard a "clunk" noise, and she had to apply a lot of effort to straighten out the vehicle. My wife has stated that this is almost a common issue with the steering and many times she has to use a lot of force to steer the vehicle in a straight line. We took the vehicle to the dealership who stated that this is a common occurrence and that it would cost $400 to repair this problem. We declined the repair and felt that this was as safety issue and that it should be repaired without any costs to us. We have filed a complaint with the General Motors company however we have only received a form type E-mail indicating that our complaint is in their files. We have also information from other web sites that this is a common issue, however nothing has been done at a federal level. We only have 35,000 miles on this vehicle and now we are really afraid to take any kind of long highway trips for fear that this would happen at highway speeds and that this may result in serious injury and or death of ourselves and our loved ones. Please advise as to what other actions we can take to resolve this safety issue. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 092010


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, she heard a clicking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and was informed that the cv joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then taken to another dealer and they stated that the axle was damaged. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 76,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Edgard, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032010


  • miles
I bought the Acadia new in 2009. At 15K miles cd player turns on at night by itself and runs battery completely down had to go buy a battery charger to get the car started you can't move the car when the battery is dead, a re program fixed the cd player. 35-40K miles dvd player will not work, re program did not work, dealer replaced dvd player. 40K miles water pump went out, 40 K miles wheel alignment went out and wore the front tires to the cord, no mention of compensation for two new tires at a cost of $500. 10K miles further another set of tires had to be replaced at the same cost, this is after dealer wheel alignment,5 K miles more and the alignment had to performed again. Just checked again at 5 K miles more and tires are starting to feather again. At 60K miles one of the driving lights went out. The dealer wants over $100 to replace the bulb, seems as though the front end needs to come off to replace a lightbulb that used to cost a few dollars. The paint has started to peel off the buttons that control the air conditioner fan. The gas mileage is not as advertised. I was told that after 10K miles it would get better, that was 50 K miles a go. Over all this car is a real expensive pile of crap. I would not recommend the Acadia to any one.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

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