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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,277 miles

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2009 GMC Acadia brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302018


  • miles


2009 GMC Acadia. Consumer writes in regards to loss of engine power, steering wheel power and faulty brakes. The consumer the liftgate and lamp were repaied under recall, but the failure continued. The consumer did not recieve notification for the recalls concerning the engine, transmission, and timing chain.

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 062016


  • miles
We've had electrical issues beginning about 2 years after buying the Acadia. Currently the check engine light stays on. We had it checked at the dealership and were told that it was safe to drive. The problem was probably part of the electrical issues. Well, it wasn't. now the steering is difficult (and locks up at low speed turns) and the stabilitrek message comes on. We took it back to the dealership today and have been told that we need to pay for repairs to service the brake system, stabilitrek message, replace the brake power booster and master cylinder, and repair the tire pressure system light and sensor. They think this may fix the steering issue, but if not then they'll look more into that! I know there are at least 195 service bulletins for this year model Acadia. We bought it new. It's seven years old with low mileage. They said it isn't safe to drive except in town at low speeds. I feel like we're being given the run-around by GM via our dealership. It's never been in an accident (other than knocking off the side mirror upon exiting the garage), and it's not driven in a rough-shod manner. Ugh! I've owned several vehicles, new and used, and never had trouble like this. My daughter is the primary driver of the Acadia, so safety is of the utmost importance.

- Littlefield, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 092009


  • 12,830 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that when driving approximately 60 mph and under while coming to a stop, she recieved a warning from her onstar system advising her that the ABS system failed and to service the vehicle immediately. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis. After diagnosis they advised her that front brake pedals and brake pedal position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. After having the repairs done the contact stated that the on star system in her vehicle advised her that she needed to have the vehicle serviced immediately. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the failure recurred. The vehicle was repaired again. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 12,830 and the current mileage was approximately 58,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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