really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
71,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace rack and pinion and steering pump (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace power steering pump (1 reports)
2012 GMC Acadia steering problems

steering problem

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2012 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012018

Acadia SLT2 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


Car has been sitting and hardly being used. My wife do not have the strength to power move the steering wheel. The car is a 2012 Made in Feb-2012 and it is sad I will not buy American cars again.

- Roland D., Freehold, NJ, US

problem #4

Jan 032018

Acadia SLT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

My 2012 GMC Acadia is a piece of crap. At 62,000 I had a whining noise in the steering and put it in the shop because I the warranty had expired. I thought it was the power steering pump but it was not that simple. They had to replace the rack and pinion, left CV axle, and two broken motor mounts at a cost of $1500.00. It is back in the shop again for ac problem. The refrigerant line going to the rear ac has a leak and that is going to cost $1000.00. What a piece of junk!

- John T., Texarkana, US

problem #3

Mar 302017

Acadia SLE 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Car started making a loud noise when I turned to the right. Car started smoking and smelled like something burning and steering wheel locked up. Power steering fluid was pouring out from beneath my car

- Rebecca B., Louisville, US

problem #2

May 102016

Acadia SL 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

This steering problem is a major issue that the vehicle other then mine continues to have. It's a safety hazard and GMC needs to stop taking people's money and recall and fix this issue. They will not be satisfied until someone gets seriously hurt or dies. I do not want this to happen to anyone please get this fixed!

- Teron M., Meriden, CT, US

problem #1

Dec 212014

Acadia SLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

Had a very bad time with this repair, none of the cars I have owned in my entire life have had a problem this big! GMC won't make a valid warranty because my warranty expired on October 2014 and the failure occurred on December 2014. It's ridiculous that two months after the warranty expires, the car starts failing this big!

- Carlos M., Mexico, DF, Mexico

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