hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,580 miles

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2007 GMC Acadia electrical problems

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2007 GMC Acadia Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Sep 162016


  • 140,000 miles


The Acadia has been making a clicking noise followed by no sound on the radio or blinkers. There was water in wire harness in three of the doors, which should not be occurring.this all took place while in park. And now while running or not

- London, KY, USA

problem #39

Apr 122016


  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. While driving at various speeds, the traction control and air bag warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Also, while attempting to make a left turn and accelerate, the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module failed and would need to be programmed. The details for the diagnosis of the traction control could not be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V062000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #38

Apr 182016


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired for a recall pertaining to the liftgate, support struts, and reprogramming of the computer. After the repair, the ability to automatically close the liftgate was inoperable because the motor stopped working. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #37

Feb 032016


  • miles


The driver side floor board always has a wet spot when it rains. The rear speakers do not work. The passenger window cannot be operated by the drivers side. The rear window wiper fluid will intermittently work if the vehicle is in park with the left turn signal on.

- Newport, KY, USA

problem #36

Dec 292015


  • 130,000 miles
At 80,000 miles transmission went out and had to be rebuilt. Car is also leaking under the passenger and driver floor board and moon roof/sunroof drips down from dome lights onto third row seats. Leaking has caused multiple electrical problems. When there is a heavy rain ignition will still run even after key is turned off and key is out of ignition car is currently at 130,000. Also ignition will power down even while care is in motion warning light will illuminate stating "engine power reduced" "traction control off" and vehicle will not move. Car has had more problems than any other I have owned, will never purchase another GM vehicle.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #35

Oct 242015


  • 96,000 miles
Water on passenger and drivers side floor. Rain overnight. Parked on my driveway.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #34

Oct 242015


  • 96,000 miles


Water on the passenger and drivers side floor causing multiple electrical issues. Vehicle was parked on my driveway. Rain overnight.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #33

Feb 222013

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 84,059 miles
Trans went out shortly after purchase, alternator went out shortly after purchase, needed new wave plate, needed new alternator, sun roofs leak water through the interior lighting and down both A-posts. Continues to run after shut off and key removed. Slips gears, will not upshift.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #32

Feb 242015


  • 100,000 miles
We had a snow storm so the vehicle sat in the driveway, the next day my wife on her way to work calls and tells me that the truck started to display all of the following, traction control off, service traction control, service stabilititrak, engine power reduced. She lost speed but nothing major happen. The next day I took the vehicle to work while driving home at a stop light the truck started to shake and all of the same messages started to come up again, traction control off, service traction control, service stabilititrak, engine power reduced. I was able to pull to the side and turn the vehicle off and turned it back on and the same thing continued to happen with the engine shaking and the information center displaying everything all over again. I called a local GMC dealer and they told me to bring it in. I was able to start the vehicle back up again and the truck was fine, on the freeway the same thing happen so I drove on the frontage road. The dealer could not service it due to 3 days worth of work to be done. I was taking it home and the same issue happened again. We finally got it to another dealer and it continued to snow, I went back to get something out of the truck and the back seats of the truck were wet and I could see water on the second row. I am hoping that its not wiring issues do to issues with water leakage from the moon roof of our truck that we found while searching on youtube. I hope GM recalls the sunroof/ moon roof issues with the leakage that might be harming the wires inside the truck.

- Duncanville, TX, USA

problem #31

Jan 022015


  • 94,000 miles
While traveling along a speedy freeway my check engine light came on along with the following messages, check gauges, traction control off, service traction control, service stabilititrak, engine power reduced. My vehicle dropped from 70 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour in less than ten seconds. When stopped on the side of the freeway my vehicle began to shake before I turned off he car. Turning off the car resets the problem, but it came back four more times.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #30

Jan 032015


  • 84,000 miles


The vehicle start somkeing

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #29

Apr 032014


  • 130,000 miles
Recently I noticed one of my daytime running lights was not working so when I scheduled my vehicle for service I asked the GM dealer to replace the light. Upon their investigation the dealer reported that the headlight wires had fused or melted together and that it would an estimated $800 to fix! they also mentioned the other lamp was starting to have the same issue and its only a matter of time. I was more concerned that the wires lamp/light wires were "fused" together and shorting out! this seams to be more of a safety issue with the risk of fire or loss of both headlights! furthermore, it is outrageous for a replacement of a daytime running light to be $800 dollars! can NHTSA please investigate and help resolve this safety hazard and poor product performance and look at the risk analysis that was performed?

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #28

Jun 122014


  • miles
Twice, in a matter of 24 hours, as we were pulling out of our driveway, the power steering stopped abruptly. Fortunately we were moving slowly in our driveway at the time. Following each incident the car was put in park and there was a loud screeching sound when stepping on the gas pedal. Just as quickly as both problems occurred, they disappeared. We have also been dealing with wiring issues. Sometimes the speakers work sometimes they don't. sometimes the warning systems (I.e back-up alarm, keys in ignition, low fuel level, door ajar, etc.) sounds and other times they don't.

- East Greenville, PA, USA

problem #27

Feb 072012

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The car has leaked since we bought it. We have had it in the shop several time at the place we bought it and it continues to leak. Recently, the leak has started to affect the electrical workings of the car. The floor has been saturated with water and when approaching a stop, water will pour from the ceiling, soaking the driver and rear passengers. The water will run down the inside of the windshield which impacts visibility.

- Troy, TN, USA

problem #26

May 072014


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that whenever she attempted to accelerate, there was a sudden increase of engine rpms and the vehicle failed to gain speed. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to shift into gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact mentioned that burning fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle, she noticed that wires were burning in the engine compartment. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 48,060.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #25

Apr 022014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Water leaking in car causing poor visibility and unsafe conditions as it drips all over, down the windshield, and out of the lights and dvd monitor.

- Perrysville, IN, USA

problem #24

Apr 032013

Acadia 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Bought with 58K miles on it, 9/2012. Problems began the following April. Sitting at red lights, the truck would stall out at acceleration, occasionally not restarting immediately. Dealers couldn't replicate problem. Problem briefly stopped, and now it has returned and is far worse. While driving, it shakes and jerks like a new driver learning to use a manual transmission. Several times the truck has shut off completely on highways while cruising at or around 70mph or accelerating to pass someone, nearly causing accidents. This truck has been towed home 3 times this month from this issue, I refused to take it to a GMC dealer because I can't keep paying $109 for diagnosis and they say they don't find anything (twice already). I recently had the vehicle scanned independently and it's given me codes 7ea and 7E8. The second code doesn't give a diagnosis. In the last week it has failed to start 4 times and I've been keeping video blogs to record what it is or isn't doing. It is currently sitting in my drive way, not operable. GM customer service says there isn't enough evidence to support a recall, but everyone is having the same problems. Twice it stranded my wife and children on interstates. On 10/30/13 (on our anniversary, out of town none the less) it shut off and we had to get pushed to the shoulder...very embarrassing! something must be done! everybody can't be telling the same lie! also, the "service airbags" notice just started showing.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #23

Aug 012013

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 93,800 miles
We purchased this Acadia used in April 2010 with about 40,000 miles. In early July 2012 the transmission went out. This has been repaired under our extended warranty as of July 15, 2012. On August 1, 2013, our transmission went out again. During the first year of owning this vehicle, we have had the windshield wipers operating erratically and the radio will not always shut off when the engine has been stopped and driver's door opened & closed (possible electrical problems). We've asked our GMC dealership to address the electric, but each time they say nothing shows any errors on their computer tests. With the recent issue in a little over a year on the transmission (again!) we have found numerous sites from other 2007 Acadia owners stating the same problems and that it is repetitive. If this has been a widespread and known problem, this was not shared by our dealership. Given our vehicle has less than 100K miles and will likely have a 3rd transmission in its 6 year age, this is not a vehicle I feel safe having my wife and 3 young children continue to ride in. Unfortunately, our options are very limited financially to find a vehicle allowing for the amount of space needed for 2 car seats in addition to our 9 year old booster seat (normally cannot seat them in one row side by side by side). At this point, we are researching all options to get out of this Acadia as we cannot sink money into this vehicle to keep it running safely and not know if the transmission will continue to go out.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #22

Jun 132012

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Due to installation of a factory defect part in the air conditioning system the water collection drainage system for the evaporator becomes plugged from the inside. This in turn dumps water onto electrical components of the vehicle including the blower motor and wiring harness that is located under the passenger floor. It is a non serviceable issue that required complete tear down and factory replacement parts to correct. It is a fairly common issue with the 2008 model and the newer models all come equipped with an air cleaner in the ac ducting to prevent the problem.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #21

May 202013


  • 101,000 miles
Problems with window control while driving, unable to raise up window on passenger side from the driver controls.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

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