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2011 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKVTED9BJ- Midland, MI: August 20th, 2012
My 2011 gmc acadia (denali) has now been taken into the dealership 3 times (and likely an upcoming 4th) due to the right front power door lock and window (and rear hatch) working intermittently over the past year. They have tried to replaced the door module and reprogrammed it. The next time, they replaced both the male and female terminals in the connector and applied some grease. Not exactly sure what they did the third time. My concern is that it just happened again although after 24 hours it was fine. I understand gm currently has a recall out for suvs but for more older vehicles = fire, smoke, other are linked to electrical problems with the door unit. Just wondering if my vehicle is having the same issue even though its 5 years newer. There has been no recall on my vehicle as of yet.


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKEV33D99J- Waterford , WI: August 14th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 gmc acadia. The contact stated that the traction control light remained illuminated and caused the traction control system to become disabled. In addition, the instrument panel information center failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the instrument panel control module however the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.


2007 Gmc Acadia - IGKER23737J- Mabelvale, AR: August 7th, 2012
While driving on the interstate, i had to brake quickly because of accident ahead. At this time, the stabilitrak service message and brake message started alternately flashing on dic. Brake and stabilitrak warning lights also came on. The car decelerated like when you shift down on a manual transmission when i tried to accelerate again, no response. Tried turning stabilitrak button back on and off, but this did nothing. After a few seconds the car started to accelerate, the engine light came on. I was in heavy traffic and was difficult to get over to shoulder. I had about 10 miles to get to my house, so watched the engine temp gauge, and made it home. Engine light remained lit. The engine gauge indicated the cars temperature rose about 15 degrees above what it usually is. Started the car the next day without any warnings or messages displayed and took the car to my mechanic, he ran the codes on cars computer. It showed no errors,was a little low on water. He said to drive it and let him know if it happened again. The vehicle had been in operation for another 45 days, with no more signs of problems. 46th day, the vehicle's service message for stabilitrak and brake flashed again, with warning lights for these coming on as well, after car was driven approx. 4 miles and parked for about an hour. The vehicle operated fine. I parked the car again for about one hour, warning lights came on after about a mile the next day the same episode. Now i'm into the 2nd week of the brake and stabilitrak warning lights coming on and off. Will call the dealer because at this point i'm afraid of another gear down like the first incident and being in heavy traffic-that's not safe however, i've been to the dealer before about the passenger airbag sensor saying it's off when there is a passenger sitting there. Checking cars computer said? Codes? Showed nothing wrong? Are the "codes" infallible?


2012 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKRPED7CJ- Vinton, LA: August 6th, 2012
Air conditioner blower speed decreases when brakes are applied and engine speed decreases. Air conditioner recirculate button spontaneously cuts off. Rear air conditioner blower speed drops when brakes are applied and engine speed decreases and then completely stops blowing despite rear a/c control remaining in the on position. Rear a/c button must be turned off, then turned back on to restart blower. Voltage meter shows a drop in voltage when brakes are applied and engine speed decreases.


2007 Gmc Acadia - 1GKEV33797J- Marlborough, MA: August 3rd, 2012
Driving in moderate rain around a corner at approximately 25mph. The steering wheel locked up for 1-2 seconds almost causing a crash with my two children in the vehicle. This has happened several times since i bought the vehicle 2 years ago. I brought it to the dealer and the put a new piece inside the wheel well but it has not fixed the problem. It recently happened to my wife in the same circumstances which almost caused a head on collision with another vehicle. The children were in the vehicle at the time.


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER23D39J- Mer Rouge,, LA: July 31st, 2012
I entered approximate date that i first reported to the dealership the condition of the leather seats. The leather seats are pealing. The sun visor broke off from the mirror. The console was pealing. I reported these before that time, but had to wait until the gentleman at the dealership was available. I was not pleased with the way he treated me. He acted as if i was not smart in reference to my problems and was blaming it on wear and tear. Also i now have a headlight that has moisture in it. The dealership checked it for leaks and none were found, so how does that happen. I just had recall on light, but was inside the light. Now this is how i feel about that. It is me and my granddaughter and she was 12 when i purchased the vehicle. We used it for day to day travels and traveling. I have been and continue to be very careful and so does my granddaughter, with the way we take care of this vehicle. I am so disappointed in the fact that it was not taken care of properly. I never heard from the district representative regarding these problems and he told me she/he would get with me. Gmc contacted me and the dealer several times and now it is still the same. Gmc has really failed in their job in working with customers with problems.


2012 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKVREDXCJ- Mount Airy, MD: July 26th, 2012
I would like to file a complaint about the seat belt "locking" mechanism in cars. While i understand it was made for locking carseats tightly into place, i have a big problem with there not being a "release" or "disengage" system in place. Yesterday, my son was almost strangled to death because of this locking mechanism. He pulled the seatbelt out far enough so that when he released it, it started clicking (locking) and the belt got wrapped around his neck in the process. When my husband and i tried to get the seatbelt off of his neck, it was so tight that we almost had to cut the belt to release it. Instead, my husband was able to flip my son upside down and twist him out of the noose. If my husband hadn't been with me, i shudder to think what would have happened. Especially since one of us had to hold onto the seatbelt entire time so that it didn't tighten any further (without two of us there, it wouldn't have been possible to get my son out of there). If there would have been a "release" button to disengage the lock position of the seatbelt, then we could have easily released the belt from my son's neck. There is absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be some sort of release mechanism for times like this.


2008 Gmc Acadia - 1GKEV23768J- Stafford, VA: July 21st, 2012
At approx. 64,860 power steering started making a whining noise that kept getting louder and louder.


2012 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKRNED7CJ- Miami, FL: June 4th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 gmc acadia. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the stability control warning light and the idle mode light illuminated on the instrument panel. The speed reduced rapidly to 15 mph. The contact pulled over to shut off and restart the vehicle and the vehicle functioned normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they informed the contact that throttle body needed to be adjusted. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 11000.


2010 Gmc Acadia - 1GKLVNED7AJ- Sacramento, CA: May 23rd, 2012
The main battery cable running from the battery located behind the passager's seat was resting on a bolt from the frame. The threads from the bolt cut through the battery cable and shorted out the electrical system causing the floor matting to catch fire while the vehicle was in motion. The engine shut down, causing a loss of power steering and brakes. Since it was the main battery cable the connects directly to the battery with no fuse, the short continued to spark. In the particual vehicle the battery is located inside the vehicle, below the passager side rear floor. The positive battery cable runs from there to inside the engine compartment to the alternator, with no fuse in between. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they said it was not a warranty issue. I raised the question with them about a recall and got no where. I did some searches on gmc blog sites and this issue has happened on a number of other vehicles, one leading to a wreck. Luckily i was at a stop light turning when it happened to me. If this would have happened on a freeway at freeway speeds, the story could have been much worse. *tt


2008 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER33728J- Molena, GA: May 4th, 2012
Low beam headlight out. Have changed twice within a 2 month period. Second time i changed it went out the very next day.


2008 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER13728J- Corpus Christi, TX: May 1st, 2012
Our vehicle has had the air bag service light on for a very long time, when we got the recall notice, we took it in to the dealership and they stated that our vehicle was fine and our light was caused by a different problem. As time has gone by, it has done the rest of the items listed on the recall such as on/off light remaining off with a passenger in the seat and now it actually flashes back and forth with or without a passenger. Our power steering has been making a whine sound since 2009. It has only worsened over time and now has depreciated our vehicles value for a trade-in. We are completely dissatified with the quality of vehicle we have gotten. I would not recommend an acadia based on the reliability of gmc and the lack of responsibility to fix problems that are obviously on the manufacturing end. We know several others having the same problem with 2008 acadia and have found many forums of people discussing their issues and it appears that the 2008 has the greatest amount of issues. We have been advised to seek legal action. *js


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKEV33D79J- Beloit, KS: April 24th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 gmc acadia. While driving approximately 80 mph, the contact depressed the break pedal but the brakes would not respond and the rpms abnormally increased to approximately 6,000. The contact was able to stop the vehicle after continually depressing the brakes. The contact heard a loud popping sound once the vehicle came to a stop and noticed smoke emitting from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician replaced the front and rear brake pads and rotors, and stated that the floor mat had become entangled with the accelerator pedal. He failure caused the vehicle to accelerate suddenly. The contact did not agree with the technician's diagnosis. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,830. Updated 05/24/12*lj


2007 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER33707J- Tampa, FL: April 10th, 2012
I have had several problems with this vehicle. The washer fluid light is always on, no matter how many times i have taken it for repair the power steering went out 8 months after the vehicle three months later at this present time. After having the vehicle for not even a year, the transmission has given out beyond repair. I have gotten several different people to look at it, its beyond repair (rebuild). I have done a lot of research and found that many people have had the same problems i really hope this helps, i don't think the customers should be responsible for the repair of this constant problem.


2012 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKVTED7CJ- Clifton Park, NY: April 4th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 gmc acadia. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact disengaged the accelerator pedal briefly while switching lanes. Upon engaging the accelerator pedal again there was an increase in the rpm reading but the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The technician stated the vehicles computer needs to recognize the throttle gear which caused the hesitation. The technician stated there was no repair necessary. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000. The consumer also stated the same issue occurred when slowly approaching a light, that then turned to green before coming to a full stop. When he applied the gas, the engine rpm's would rise, but the transmission did not engage for a period of 3-5 seconds. Updated 04/25/12


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER13D99J- Clarksville, TN: March 24th, 2012
While at wyatt johnson dealership to buy car, salesperson, [xxx], states there is a problem with the plastic pieces attached to floor mats. States he needs to order them and bring car back in. Less than week later, check engine light comes on. They kept car for a few weeks because they state they needed to order a part that they did not have in. Finally picked up car to realize there was so many miles on it that i thought it was not the acadia we bought, or they set it up on a dolly to let tires rotate to hike the miles. They knew we were moving soon, military, and did not have time to do something about it. Within a 100 miles the check engine light came on again. Long story short, this happened time and time again where dealership would have car for weeks with us to drive around a $5000 loaner vehicle while making payments on a $40,000 vehicle. Because we were not stationed as same state as where we bought it, no gmc dealership would take the vehicle back as a lemon. Twice we ran from the vehicle fearing for our life because it stalled, smoked, and had the smell of gas in the cabin area. No dealership at new duty station would take the car back without sever penalties, and said we would need to return it to the state we bought it in order to turn it in as a lemon, however, the vehicle was not safe to drive from florida to tennessee. Keep in mind the car went in and out of shop 8-10 times with them keeping the vehicle weeks at a time. We paid $680 with 0% interest rate a month for the car to sit at the dealerships. Frustrated, we told the dealerships in melbourne fl and ally financial we were too scared to drive it, nothing the repairmen did helped the gas smell or check engine light, and they could tow it off our driveway. On a car fax report, it shows a title change occurred during the time they kept it. I feel sorry for whoever bought this vehicle. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).


2011 Gmc Acadia - 1GKKVNEDXBJ- Wellesley, MA: March 12th, 2012
The contact owns a 2011 gmc acadia. The contact stated that the rear windshield was extremely small and distorted the rear visibility. The contact stated that the rearview back-up camera should be equipped in all model vehicles. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and advised that the vehicle functioned as designed. The approximate failure mileage was 19.


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER23D29J- Lawrenceburg, TN: February 27th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 gmc acadia. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the driver's side headlight exhibited a large accumulation of water which resulted to condensation inside of the headlight lens. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated to the contact that the driver's side headlight would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was 94,000.


2009 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER23D09J- Rowland Heights, CA: February 23rd, 2012
Rust on seat hinges on front driver side, front passenger side. Will the surface rust eats into the metal hinges and fail to hold passenger in case there is a collision?


2008 Gmc Acadia - 1GKER137081- Shipshewana, IN: February 20th, 2012
Pps module bad. We got a letter from gmc that the airbag wires/connector terminal pins may be corroded. Soon after we got the notice, the air bag warning light started coming on intermittently. We took the acadia in to dealership. They said the connectors are ok but now the passenger presence module needs replaced. Of course not under warranty. When we left the dealership now the light is on full time and won't turn off. When i asked why the light is on full time they said now that they scanned the codes it may have caused it to stay on.