2008 GMC Acadia steering problems: rack and pinion leaking

Rack And Pinion Leaking

2008 GMC Acadia

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your GMC dealer.

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com 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:
69,500 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace rack and pinion (5 reports)
2008 GMC Acadia steering problems

steering problem

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 072017

Acadia V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles


After 32,500 I have to replace the rack. (makes a noise & the seals leak ) My GM dealer says there is no recall about this .Who at GM do I talk to about this problem ?? Thanks Richard Kirsch 215 723 2581 djkirsch39@comcast.net

- Richard K., Souderton, US

problem #4

Apr 032017

Acadia SLE 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,500 miles

Makes a sound while turning. Nothing major just annoying.

- crazyfastrapper, haha random, MI, US

problem #3

May 302016

Acadia V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,464 miles

I received estimate that it will cost me $1,192.54 to have this problem repaired. I can't afford to fix this now and this is just another one of the very many ongoing major repairs I've needed to have done since I've purchased this car.

- marintx, Lantana, TX, US

problem #2

Mar 102011

Acadia SLT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Wife complained about noise from front steering. Took car in for warranty check and they replaced the rack and pinion.

- doug6l, Ijamsville, MD, US

problem #1

Feb 222013

Acadia LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,020 miles

GMC Acadia in shop for transmission rebuild, while in shop found Rack and Pinion leaking.

Requires total replacement. Replaced, picked up, driving out of lot 3 warning lights display on dash and a loud noise.

Rack and Pinion in a bind, had to be replaced again and sensors replaced. Another week without my car.All in all 3 weeks with out my car.

GM Warranty ended on January 25th, all problems began on February 7th. Extended warranty covered Transmission and Rack and Pinion, but $300 out of pocket.

Update from Mar 6, 2013: I am dyslexic with numbers. The mileage is 74,000

- David D., Carmel, IN, US

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