2014 GMC Acadia fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,577 miles

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2014 GMC Acadia fuel system problems

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2014 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles


2013 GMC Acadia. Has problem with the fuel gauge not accurately displaying correct amount of fuel. The consumer stated the fuel gauge was 1/4 gull. After driving less than five miles, the low range warning displayed on the dashboard and the gauge needle was at empty.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 142013

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
Since the day I drove my Acadia off the lot there has been a "click" that occurs which sounds like it is coming from the engine that can be felt under the gas pedal when the vehicle is about to shift into 2nd gear, but only immediately after starting the vehicle and never again when switching between 1st and 2nd gear until it has been turned off and restarted. The noise it makes sounds like a marble rolling on a wooden floor for about 1-2 seconds and then click and then the gear shifts. The dealer said they didn't hear anything but I do as well as other passengers do every day. Additionally, when turning the vehicle at a slow rate of speed and then accelerating, the engine slams into gear when between 10-15 mph but only after a turn and an attempt at acceleration. Also, my Acadia is not a vehicle under the "faulty gas gauge" recall however once my vehicle is below 1/4 tank the needle on the gas gauge will jump from 1/8 tank to 1/16, back up to 1/8 of a tank all while driving on flat roadways. Concurrently, the range for the fuel on the digital screen goes from 95 to 58 to 72 all while driving with cruise control on at a consistent speed. Lastly, the vehicle has the denali grill which leaves minimal airflow from the engine compartment. Up to three hours after turning the vehicle off (in a cool garage) you can still feel the heat coming from the engine compartment if you place your hand in front of the grill. Could this be a possible fire hazard? all of these issues began when I purchased the vehicle with 60 miles on it and continue now at 15,500 miles. I drive frequently and can tell you that I do not feel safe in my vehicle but am unsure what to do as the dealer has told me there is nothing wrong with it. The only recall for my vehicle is the seatbelt issue but I think there are serious engine problems with this vehicle that need to be addressed by GM.

- Brewerton , NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 282014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • miles
2014 GMC Acadia denali. Consumer writes in regards to inaccurate fuel gauge reading. The consumer stated on April 28, 2014, the fuel gauge was at 1/4 full. After driving 30 miles, the low range warning displayed and the gauge needle was at empty. The consumer stated 30 miles could not have used 1/4 of fuel. When he went to fill the tank, the fuel gauge was back up to 1/4 full.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 302013

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 1,450 miles


I was driving to go meet my husband for lunch when all of a sudden my vehicle started to jerk and turned off. I turned out of traffic onto the first side street I found. Onstar found my location and sent a tow truck. Despite my vehicle reading I had 1/4 tank of as, I had actually ran out of gas. I have never ran out of gas in a vehicle. Several other times my gas hand would read inaccurately. For instance, my hand might show 1/2 tank of gas, but all of a sudden it would jump to 3/4 tank of gas. Despite having my vehicle repaired 4 different times for the fuel issue, the dealership says that mine is not being recalled. I decided to add my issue with the vehicle because I believe, like some of the other complainants, that GM is still hiding what is truly wrong with these vehicles. This whole situation is sad because I use this vehicle to drive my children to school. I think GM is still not doing the right thing by their customers. I have other electrical issues with this vehicle. For instance, just last week my navigation system wouldn't come on. After pulling over and turning the vehicle off and then back on again, it started working again. I 've had this happen also when trying to use my trunk and bluetooth. I also have an issue with the fact that GM thought the problem was so significant that they issued a stop delivery on the 2014 Acadia due to the fuel issue and other problems including the seatbelt, but they do not think it is significant enough of a problem for people who already own a 2014 Acadia to stop driving it. I think GM needs to think about the safety of its customers and families and be truthful about the recalls and what is really wrong with these vehicles.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182013


  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2014 GMC Acadia. While parked, the fuel tank gauge indicated a half tank of fuel. Five minutes later, the fuel tank gauge indicated it was empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 14V223000 (electrical system, fuel system, gasoline), although it experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 10.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

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problem #1

May 072014

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
My car ran out of gas without any warning. I looked up my VIN number and its not included in the recall however it should be included. I've been driving for over 20 years and never ran out of gas before. There is an issue with my fuel gauge and GMC is not recalling my vehicle, and considering GMC's recent past regarding recalls I believe GMC is continuing this trend of not recalling the vehicles that it should.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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