Notes: Ahh, the ole' sophomore slump. The 2008 Acadia suffers from widespread transmission failure around 75,000 miles.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042009


  • 47,000 miles


Existing ODI id number references for 2007 Acadias: 10255735, 10254149, 10248331, 10211267, 10210839, 10210533. Existing ODI id number references for 2008 Acadias: 10246694, 10243591, 10241649, 10230134, 10229896, 10212682. The above ODI id numbers signify existing complaints identifying water leaks and resulting damage in 07 & 08 GMC Acadias. GM instituted recall campaign #08207: Customer satisfaction - sunroof water leak-install drain tube extensions dated: Aug 27, 2008. Campaign was preceded by numerous tsbs linked to the same type of water leak. *** purchased certified vehicle on 3/4/09. Tsb #08027 performed prior to certification and sale. Service manager stated water was present in the rear dome lamps and headliner. Returned to dealer 3/5/09 for water in the passenger floor area. Tsb # 080857003A was performed. Prior title owned by a commercial entity and most likely never responded to these issues. Picked up vehicle on 3/6/09. Still taking in rain water. Took back to dealer on 3/9/09. Door seals replaced and returned on 3/11/09. Has not rained since this posting but concern is for electrical integrity on vehicle as water leakage was concentrated near main fuse block near kick panel and main wiring harness under passenger floor area. Mold is also a concern as dealer has not replaced carpeting or headliner but only cleaned affected area. Vehicle is used for Transport of family over long distances and an electrical failure during on road use can be catastrophic.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #1

May 062008

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 GMC Acadia has several problems with safety recalls and dealership response. Water entered through the passenger side roof. The tire pressure monitoring light illuminated. The driver seat made a noise while being adjusted and there was a noise coming from the steering column when it was cold. The radio and navigation screen went out and the drivers seat did not move. Updated 01/23/09.

- Goldens Bridge, NY, USA

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