definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,606 miles

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2012 GMC Acadia lights problems

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2012 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 152016


  • 60,000 miles


Headlamps keep melting/burning out

- Springfield, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 112016


  • 25,000 miles
Drl are causing the headlights to melt.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 102016


  • 76,660 miles
Both low beam lights failed at the same time. Occurred when starting up car in parking lot at work at night.

- New Canaan, CT, USA

problem #4

Jun 152014


  • miles


Constant problem with running lights - burn sometimes - sometimes do not burn.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 012014


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that the daytime running lights failed to illuminate. The contact mentioned that when replacing the light bulb, the base of the bulb and the plastic harness was burnt and melted. The contact stated that the bulbs were replaced on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Midlothian, TX, USA

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problem #2

Sep 032014

Acadia 4WD 6-cyl

  • 41,582 miles
Sept. 3, 2014-running light was out on passenger side. I had taken the car to dealer to do recall on seat belts. Had bulb put in which costs $73.13. Returned to dealer on Nov 4, 2014 for service, oil change, etc. Light was out again. Tech said he had to order socket- it was shorted out. Went back to dealer following week on fri. Was then told they would have to replace entire headlight assembly due to melting of interior of light. Tech said it was $1000 to replace. I told him that no I would not pay for this since it was not my problem but a GMC design and parts defect. He asked if I would pay $100 which I agreed to. Upon further examination of other headlight we found that one was also in process of failing as well. Dealer said they would replace both headlights. This was done Nov 12, 2014. So far so good.

- Versailles, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 082014


  • 48,000 miles
I have been having problems with my vehicle for a while now. The car will cut off in traffic I have gotten stuck in the seatbelt as well as today while I am trying to make a left the car would not accelerate as I was hitting the gas pedal I could have been killed. I have taken my vehicle to [xxx] on another occasion because I had just left the gas station filling the tank up I got in the truck pulled out of the gas station and the gas gauge started going up and down my overhead lights came on and the car just died out in 45 mph traffic I took it in and all they keep telling me is if they can't duplicate the problem they can not help me how is this safe number one number two I do not know when the vehicle is going to cut off. I have had the speedometer just go up and down as I'm driving as well as the radio would just start to shift from auxiliary to cd to radio without ever being touched. If I hit a pothole lights start flashing this is unacceptable. But I'm being told there is nothing that can be done because they can't replicate the problem how is this on my shoulders I'm paying for an extended warranty that is not worth the paper it's printed on. It has to be an electrical short or something they just do not want to repair. But I can not keep putting my families lives in danger driving this vehicle because they say they can not replicate the problem. This is dangerous and GMC will not help. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Matteson, IL, USA

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