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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,200 miles

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2008 GMC Acadia fuel system problems

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012016


  • 7,600 miles


Purchased new, have had the following problems 2011 :water pump failed, and engine oil leak new pump and gaskets,2012: Oil pressure sensor replaced, 2013: Wave plate broken sent metal through transmission major transmission repair, front and rear A/C failed and needed replacement. 2014: Master cylinder leaking - replaced. 2016: Purge solenoid stuck open was replaced, oil leak- timing cover leaking (did not replace- too expensive)- multiple calls to GMC and dealing with the dealer not satisfied and feel the car is a safety risk.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022016


  • miles
I have had service air bag lights come on all the time along with service stabletrack and and I think something with the fuel when I get gas it makes weird sounds and won't start without pumping the gas to get it started.

- Bellsire, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 132015


  • 152,000 miles
This is the second time I have had the same issue. I am driving the vehicle and the transmission does not shift out of 2nd gear. The check engine light comes on. I have the vehicle repaired once for this issue. I was told it was the valve body the first time and it was replaced out of warranty.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

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