really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
2,350 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 GMC Acadia transmission problems

transmission problem

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2016 GMC Acadia Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 142016

Acadia SLT-2 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,337 miles


The vehicle was 59 days old. About 2,330 miles on it when it downshifted at 50mph into first. I almost got rear-ended and I had to pull over. It had forced itself into limp mode and wouldn't shift out of first gear. I limped it home, but it was over heating bad enough you could smell it. I had it towed to Auto Nation in Laurel MD. They discovered a crack in the transmission housing. They said it was likely a defect when it was made and never caught, which means it was also likely slowly leaking transmission fluid since before I bought it. They did a rebuild, replacing most of the transmission.

After exactly three weeks I got my car back. That was this past Friday, February 5th. I took it back into them this morning, which is February 9th. I noticed friday on the way home it was shifting hard, often jerking hard enough to jerk me in my seat. It was also shaking in the 3rd gear and often revving into the 4,000 and 5,000rpm range before shifting. This morning it took four tries, meaning four jerks, before it would shift from first to second gear. I haven't heard anything about it yet, but I'm quite annoyed that I'm still having an issue. I've paid the car payment this month, yet driven it only four days.

- Jess J., Glen Burnie, MD, US

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