fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,252 miles

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2012 GMC Acadia fuel system problems

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2012 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092012

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


Beginning about 4 months after I bought the vehicle, the fuel gauge began to malfunction. The gauge fluctuates from half full to empty. Many times the gauge shows 1/4 to empty but the tank is empty. I have run out of gas numerous times (at least 10 times) over the last 2 years because the gauge shows I have gas and the tank is empty. Took it to the dealer on numerous occasions and the dealer said they checked it but found no problem. This is a dangerous situation when traveling on the freeway at high speed and I lose all power steering and brakes. I now have to fill up the tank when the gauge reads half empty to avoid running out of gas. The gauge is completely unreliable.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 012013

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 2,505 miles
The contact owns a 2012 GMC Acadia. The contact stated the engine failed and engine fluid leaked on the ground while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated the engine block was leaking internally. The dealer replaced the engine tube, pipes, the front catalytic converter, and the power steering system was cleaned; however the failure was not corrected. The steering wheel also began vibrating and shaking. The warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,505. The current mileage was 7,454....updated 07-29-13 the consumer stated the brakes squeaked and the gas gauge would not register gas being in the vehicle. Updated 08/01/13

- Point Pleasant , NJ, USA

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