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:
85,000 miles

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2008 GMC Acadia steering problems

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2008 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 082014


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia, the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, there was a complete loss of power steering without warning. The contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road, where the engine was turned off. After restarting the vehicle, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the steering pump and gear boot. The contact stated that there was a customer satisfaction program that mentioned the replacement of the steering assist. The reference number was 14329. The vehicle was repaired under the program with an additional part required to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was 100,000. Pam

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 152014


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the power steering seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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