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


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
97,050 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2008 GMC Acadia seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 242019

Acadia STL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,776 miles


If they ask if they ask for a good car recommendation GMC will be the last one I'll say!! Sick and tired of changing things on it!

- Yvette L., Ingleside, TX, US

problem #3

Aug 072016

Acadia SLE 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,372 miles

Passenger air bag only works sometimes. This should be a recall as it seems to be pretty common and a safety concern.

- crazyfastrapper, haha random, MI, US

problem #2

Dec 222016

Acadia SLE-1 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

if the car is started before the passenger enters the vehicle, the air bag sensor does not detect the seat being occupied. Alternatively, if the passenger is seated in the vehicle before the car is started, they are detected initially, but become undetected if they lean towards the backseat.

This is extremely concerning and appears to fit the recall in 2008 even though the online tools do not display any open recalls for my VIN.

Why do so many Acadia owners have the same problem, but are not covered by the recall? Does #10335B solve this issue?

- natewi, Middleton, WI, US

problem #1

Sep 212016

Acadia LT-1

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

why were there so many problems in the 2008 Acadia?

- screamy, Athol, MA, US

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