Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
09-07-30-012B03/01/201110038284Gm: the service engine soon light is on and there may be shifting problems. harsh shifting or no reverse. there may be a broken clutch wave plate. *rm06/14/2011
09-07-30-012B03/01/201110038284Ready06/14/2011
PIP-4327A05/01/200910030729Saturn/chevrolet/gmc/buick/pontiac: ses light and/or no reverse; a slip/flare or harsh shifts in drive range 3rd and/or 5th gear. codes p0776 clutch pressure control (pc) solenoid 2 - stuck off and p0842 transmission fluid pressure (tfp)11/23/2009
08-04-21-00204/01/200810025286Fluid leak at transfer case weep hole (replace front wheel drive intermediate (inner) shaft seal). *pe07/25/2008
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
PI-044804/01/201110038706Gm: malfunction light is on with four possible trouble codes stored. *rm06/27/2011
PI-044804/01/201110038706Ready06/27/2011
PIP-4653B09/01/200910032434Buick/chevrolet/hummer/gmc/pontiac/cadillac/saturn: technicians may find dtcs p0601, p0603, p0604, p062f or p1621 stored in the tcm as an active or a history code. some of these dtcs can also be set in the ecm or fpcm. make sure that you03/24/2010
SB-07-06-04-019A11/01/200810028831General motors: intermittent mil/ses/ dtc p2138 with reduced engine power (repair instrument panel (ip) to body harness connector). 2005-08 gm passengers cars/light duty trucks (incl. saturns). *pe06/01/2009
PIP433303/01/2008PIP4333A10024623Dtc's p0011, p0014, p0021, p0024, p0341, p0346, p0366, or p0391. with 3.6 ly7 or llt. *nj04/29/2008
0727411/01/200710023954Transmission software and calibration update on certain 2007-08 my gmc. *nj02/21/2008
0721708/01/200710023156Transmission software and calibration update. *nj10/30/2007
PIP421902/01/2008PIP4219B10022916Diagnosis for service fast learn adapts fails, no forward or no reverse. *nj updated 4/1/08. *nj10/04/2007
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
PIP-4626B08/01/200910032391Saturn/gmc/pontiac/buick/chevrolet: no reverse. the vehicle may have the concern of no reverse with or without one or several of the following diagnostic codes set-p0776, p2723 or p2715. *pe03/15/2010
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
08-04-21-00304/01/200810025287Service all wheel drive and/or all wheel drive off message displayed in dic, dtc c0394 set (inspect rear differential wiring harness and repair, if necessary). *pe07/25/2008
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - UNIVERSAL JOINT
PI-060211/01/201110042291Buick/chevrolet/gems;saturn: on all wheel drive vehicles, there are some concerns or issues regarding incidental service for the normal propeller shaft conditions. *pe12/05/2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
03/04/201368000
 My wife was driving the vehicle and approached a stop sign. once she tried going again the car would not accelerate and we had to tow it to the dealer. they said the transmission went out @ 68,000 miles? also the waterpump, powersteering pump. master cylinder, as well as something with an air bag connector. the air bag connector has been going on and off for the last two years since we bought it two years ago as a gm certified pre-owned vehicle. i am not sure how this vehicle has not been recalled.
03/10/201381110
 I purchased a 2008 gmc acadia one year ago. it seemed like we had made a god sent deal and now we are finding out that the transmission is going out. our family doesn't have a whole lot of money to just throw away and we put down $5000 and now we are looking down the barrell of a transmission. not fair considering the dealership apparently knew it was about to go out. i was driving with 3 other teens in my car and all of a sudden it wouldn't go faster than 25 mph.
03/04/201368000
 My wife was driving the vehicle and approached a stop sign. once she tried going again the car would not accelerate and we had to tow it to the dealer. they said the transmission went out @ 68,000 miles? also the waterpump, powersteering pump. master cylinder, as well as something with an air bag connector. the air bag connector has been going on and off for the last two years since we bought it two years ago as a gm certified pre-owned vehicle. i am not sure how this vehicle has not been recalled.
03/08/201376462
 I was driving down the highway on friday afternoon at 65 mph when i tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle, and the engine just revved nearly to the redline. i was able to reach the exit, where i pulled over, put the car in park, then back into drive to start off again. at this point, the car would not shift out of 1st gear. i was able to make it to a midas shop for a check and they stated that the transmission was shot. called the local gmc dealer and had the car towed there for a diagnostic. they called saturday afternoon and confirmed that the transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $3700. the car is 24k miles under warranty mileage, but just happens to be 5 months outside of the 5 year warranty window. i then called gmc customer care for redress and was told they would investigate. received a call today ad they left a message, but only to ask which dealership it was at, even though i provided that info on saturday, to include the phone number to the service department. the transmission problem seems to very widespread based on the number of responses on various websites, but doesn't seem that it is being seriously addressed by gm management and is a very serious safety concern.
03/10/201381110
 I purchased a 2008 gmc acadia one year ago. it seemed like we had made a god sent deal and now we are finding out that the transmission is going out. our family doesn't have a whole lot of money to just throw away and we put down $5000 and now we are looking down the barrell of a transmission. not fair considering the dealership apparently knew it was about to go out. i was driving with 3 other teens in my car and all of a sudden it wouldn't go faster than 25 mph.
03/04/201368000
 My wife was driving the vehicle and approached a stop sign. once she tried going again the car would not accelerate and we had to tow it to the dealer. they said the transmission went out @ 68,000 miles? also the waterpump, powersteering pump. master cylinder, as well as something with an air bag connector. the air bag connector has been going on and off for the last two years since we bought it two years ago as a gm certified pre-owned vehicle. i am not sure how this vehicle has not been recalled.
03/08/201376462
 I was driving down the highway on friday afternoon at 65 mph when i tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle, and the engine just revved nearly to the redline. i was able to reach the exit, where i pulled over, put the car in park, then back into drive to start off again. at this point, the car would not shift out of 1st gear. i was able to make it to a midas shop for a check and they stated that the transmission was shot. called the local gmc dealer and had the car towed there for a diagnostic. they called saturday afternoon and confirmed that the transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $3700. the car is 24k miles under warranty mileage, but just happens to be 5 months outside of the 5 year warranty window. i then called gmc customer care for redress and was told they would investigate. received a call today ad they left a message, but only to ask which dealership it was at, even though i provided that info on saturday, to include the phone number to the service department. the transmission problem seems to very widespread based on the number of responses on various websites, but doesn't seem that it is being seriously addressed by gm management and is a very serious safety concern.
03/04/201368000
 My wife was driving the vehicle and approached a stop sign. once she tried going again the car would not accelerate and we had to tow it to the dealer. they said the transmission went out @ 68,000 miles? also the waterpump, powersteering pump. master cylinder, as well as something with an air bag connector. the air bag connector has been going on and off for the last two years since we bought it two years ago as a gm certified pre-owned vehicle. i am not sure how this vehicle has not been recalled.
03/08/201376462
 I was driving down the highway on friday afternoon at 65 mph when i tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle, and the engine just revved nearly to the redline. i was able to reach the exit, where i pulled over, put the car in park, then back into drive to start off again. at this point, the car would not shift out of 1st gear. i was able to make it to a midas shop for a check and they stated that the transmission was shot. called the local gmc dealer and had the car towed there for a diagnostic. they called saturday afternoon and confirmed that the transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $3700. the car is 24k miles under warranty mileage, but just happens to be 5 months outside of the 5 year warranty window. i then called gmc customer care for redress and was told they would investigate. received a call today ad they left a message, but only to ask which dealership it was at, even though i provided that info on saturday, to include the phone number to the service department. the transmission problem seems to very widespread based on the number of responses on various websites, but doesn't seem that it is being seriously addressed by gm management and is a very serious safety concern.
02/23/201370000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle shook and independently decelerated to 10 mph then stalled. after restarting, the transmission failed to shift into reverse. the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated that the transmission wave plate fractured which caused internal damage. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. mah
03/04/201368000
 My wife was driving the vehicle and approached a stop sign. once she tried going again the car would not accelerate and we had to tow it to the dealer. they said the transmission went out @ 68,000 miles? also the waterpump, powersteering pump. master cylinder, as well as something with an air bag connector. the air bag connector has been going on and off for the last two years since we bought it two years ago as a gm certified pre-owned vehicle. i am not sure how this vehicle has not been recalled.
03/08/201376462
 I was driving down the highway on friday afternoon at 65 mph when i tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle, and the engine just revved nearly to the redline. i was able to reach the exit, where i pulled over, put the car in park, then back into drive to start off again. at this point, the car would not shift out of 1st gear. i was able to make it to a midas shop for a check and they stated that the transmission was shot. called the local gmc dealer and had the car towed there for a diagnostic. they called saturday afternoon and confirmed that the transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $3700. the car is 24k miles under warranty mileage, but just happens to be 5 months outside of the 5 year warranty window. i then called gmc customer care for redress and was told they would investigate. received a call today ad they left a message, but only to ask which dealership it was at, even though i provided that info on saturday, to include the phone number to the service department. the transmission problem seems to very widespread based on the number of responses on various websites, but doesn't seem that it is being seriously addressed by gm management and is a very serious safety concern.
02/23/201370000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle shook and independently decelerated to 10 mph then stalled. after restarting, the transmission failed to shift into reverse. the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated that the transmission wave plate fractured which caused internal damage. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. mah
03/08/201376462
 I was driving down the highway on friday afternoon at 65 mph when i tried to accelerate to pass a vehicle, and the engine just revved nearly to the redline. i was able to reach the exit, where i pulled over, put the car in park, then back into drive to start off again. at this point, the car would not shift out of 1st gear. i was able to make it to a midas shop for a check and they stated that the transmission was shot. called the local gmc dealer and had the car towed there for a diagnostic. they called saturday afternoon and confirmed that the transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $3700. the car is 24k miles under warranty mileage, but just happens to be 5 months outside of the 5 year warranty window. i then called gmc customer care for redress and was told they would investigate. received a call today ad they left a message, but only to ask which dealership it was at, even though i provided that info on saturday, to include the phone number to the service department. the transmission problem seems to very widespread based on the number of responses on various websites, but doesn't seem that it is being seriously addressed by gm management and is a very serious safety concern.
02/23/201370000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle shook and independently decelerated to 10 mph then stalled. after restarting, the transmission failed to shift into reverse. the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated that the transmission wave plate fractured which caused internal damage. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. mah
02/23/201370000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle began to shake and decelerated to 10 mph independently. the engine then stalled. upon restarting, the transmission failed to shift into reverse. the contact was able to resume in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated that the transmission wave plate fractured which caused internal damage. the transmission was replaced at the owner's expense. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. js
12/08/20085000
 I was taking my daughter to florida for cheer leading competition; i was just outside of illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to chicago and kept coming on and off. took it to dealer but they only said that the harness was tight they only wiggled it and light went off but came back a couple of days later. then the power steering started making noise dealer said they didn't hear anything and didn't do anything and noise is getting louder. then suspension stared it making noise. took it to dealer and had tie rods replaced. then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore. worked for a couple of days and its on again but i didn't take it back and now is past its warranty.then head lamp went out. had to pay dealer $180 (rip off) next the other head light went out. my nephew replaced it in less than 10 min.now there is a recall for that head light problem. then wipers arm came loose from motor i had my cousin fix it for me.now i have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to autozone came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting pretty hard some times and then a few days ago i was driving on the freeway coming home when i notice the rpms at about 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts i don't know why and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back with the same code for the solenoid plus p0700/p0716/p0717 for the transmission.now my acadia is just sitting on my driveway no money to fix it and driving my 15 year old truck hoping gmc does something about this nightmare
02/24/2013123000
 I was driving to the store when i turned a corner and went to hit the gas to go and i had nothing! my car started rolling backwards down the hill into traffic. i was lucky to not be hit. i slammed on the breaks and threw it into park. i turned my car off and restarted it and tried to move it and i had no drive so i tried to put it in reverse to back it up on the side of the road and nothing i had no drive no reverse nothing!!!!! i had it towed to the shop and i still know nothing on why it happened except they said there is an internal transmission issue. i haven't even owned it a year. i rely on this car to safely get my three kids where they need to be and now i'm terrified to put my children back in this car after reading all the other horror stories about this car. there needs to be a recall!!!!!!!!!!
12/08/20085000
 I was taking my daughter to florida for cheer leading competition; i was just outside of illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to chicago and kept coming on and off. took it to dealer but they only said that the harness was tight they only wiggled it and light went off but came back a couple of days later. then the power steering started making noise dealer said they didn't hear anything and didn't do anything and noise is getting louder. then suspension stared it making noise. took it to dealer and had tie rods replaced. then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore. worked for a couple of days and its on again but i didn't take it back and now is past its warranty.then head lamp went out. had to pay dealer $180 (rip off) next the other head light went out. my nephew replaced it in less than 10 min.now there is a recall for that head light problem. then wipers arm came loose from motor i had my cousin fix it for me.now i have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to autozone came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting pretty hard some times and then a few days ago i was driving on the freeway coming home when i notice the rpms at about 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts i don't know why and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back with the same code for the solenoid plus p0700/p0716/p0717 for the transmission.now my acadia is just sitting on my driveway no money to fix it and driving my 15 year old truck hoping gmc does something about this nightmare
12/08/20085000
 I was taking my daughter to florida for cheer leading competition; i was just outside of illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to chicago and kept coming on and off. took it to dealer but they only said that the harness was tight they only wiggled it and light went off but came back a couple of days later. then the power steering started making noise dealer said they didn't hear anything and didn't do anything and noise is getting louder. then suspension stared it making noise. took it to dealer and had tie rods replaced. then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore. worked for a couple of days and its on again but i didn't take it back and now is past its warranty.then head lamp went out. had to pay dealer $180 (rip off) next the other head light went out. my nephew replaced it in less than 10 min.now there is a recall for that head light problem. then wipers arm came loose from motor i had my cousin fix it for me.now i have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to autozone came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting pretty hard some times and then a few days ago i was driving on the freeway coming home when i notice the rpms at about 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts i don't know why and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back with the same code for the solenoid plus p0700/p0716/p0717 for the transmission.now my acadia is just sitting on my driveway no money to fix it and driving my 15 year old truck hoping gmc does something about this nightmare
02/24/2013123000
 I was driving to the store when i turned a corner and went to hit the gas to go and i had nothing! my car started rolling backwards down the hill into traffic. i was lucky to not be hit. i slammed on the breaks and threw it into park. i turned my car off and restarted it and tried to move it and i had no drive so i tried to put it in reverse to back it up on the side of the road and nothing i had no drive no reverse nothing!!!!! i had it towed to the shop and i still know nothing on why it happened except they said there is an internal transmission issue. i haven't even owned it a year. i rely on this car to safely get my three kids where they need to be and now i'm terrified to put my children back in this car after reading all the other horror stories about this car. there needs to be a recall!!!!!!!!!!
12/08/20085000
 I was taking my daughter to florida for cheer leading competition; i was just outside of illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to chicago and kept coming on and off. took it to dealer but they only said that the harness was tight they only wiggled it and light went off but came back a couple of days later. then the power steering started making noise dealer said they didn't hear anything and didn't do anything and noise is getting louder. then suspension stared it making noise. took it to dealer and had tie rods replaced. then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore. worked for a couple of days and its on again but i didn't take it back and now is past its warranty.then head lamp went out. had to pay dealer $180 (rip off) next the other head light went out. my nephew replaced it in less than 10 min.now there is a recall for that head light problem. then wipers arm came loose from motor i had my cousin fix it for me.now i have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to autozone came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting pretty hard some times and then a few days ago i was driving on the freeway coming home when i notice the rpms at about 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts i don't know why and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back with the same code for the solenoid plus p0700/p0716/p0717 for the transmission.now my acadia is just sitting on my driveway no money to fix it and driving my 15 year old truck hoping gmc does something about this nightmare
02/24/2013123000
 I was driving to the store when i turned a corner and went to hit the gas to go and i had nothing! my car started rolling backwards down the hill into traffic. i was lucky to not be hit. i slammed on the breaks and threw it into park. i turned my car off and restarted it and tried to move it and i had no drive so i tried to put it in reverse to back it up on the side of the road and nothing i had no drive no reverse nothing!!!!! i had it towed to the shop and i still know nothing on why it happened except they said there is an internal transmission issue. i haven't even owned it a year. i rely on this car to safely get my three kids where they need to be and now i'm terrified to put my children back in this car after reading all the other horror stories about this car. there needs to be a recall!!!!!!!!!!
12/08/20085000
 I was taking my daughter to florida for cheer leading competition; i was just outside of illinois when the check airbag light and message screen came on thankfully the light went off but came back on on our way back to chicago and kept coming on and off. took it to dealer but they only said that the harness was tight they only wiggled it and light went off but came back a couple of days later. then the power steering started making noise dealer said they didn't hear anything and didn't do anything and noise is getting louder. then suspension stared it making noise. took it to dealer and had tie rods replaced. then the service airbag problem came back and this time didn't go away. took it to the dealer and they said that the harness was to tight and they rerouted it so it wasn't tight anymore. worked for a couple of days and its on again but i didn't take it back and now is past its warranty.then head lamp went out. had to pay dealer $180 (rip off) next the other head light went out. my nephew replaced it in less than 10 min.now there is a recall for that head light problem. then wipers arm came loose from motor i had my cousin fix it for me.now i have had the check engine light on for a couple of weeks took it to autozone came back with the code to replace the canister purge solenoid now i have the transmission problem, it started to act funny shifting pretty hard some times and then a few days ago i was driving on the freeway coming home when i notice the rpms at about 45000 and it wouldn't change gears and the fuel gauge started going nuts i don't know why and had to drive it home on the same gear. took it to autozone and came back with the same code for the solenoid plus p0700/p0716/p0717 for the transmission.now my acadia is just sitting on my driveway no money to fix it and driving my 15 year old truck hoping gmc does something about this nightmare
02/24/2013123000
 I was driving to the store when i turned a corner and went to hit the gas to go and i had nothing! my car started rolling backwards down the hill into traffic. i was lucky to not be hit. i slammed on the breaks and threw it into park. i turned my car off and restarted it and tried to move it and i had no drive so i tried to put it in reverse to back it up on the side of the road and nothing i had no drive no reverse nothing!!!!! i had it towed to the shop and i still know nothing on why it happened except they said there is an internal transmission issue. i haven't even owned it a year. i rely on this car to safely get my three kids where they need to be and now i'm terrified to put my children back in this car after reading all the other horror stories about this car. there needs to be a recall!!!!!!!!!!
04/01/2011850001
 I've had three transmissions in this car with only 114,000 miles. wave plate, torque converter problems. *tr
04/01/2011850001
 I've had three transmissions in this car with only 114,000 miles. wave plate, torque converter problems. *tr
09/26/201137960
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that he noticed a puddle of liquid underneath the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced .the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 37,960. mah
04/01/201185000
 I 've had three transmissions in this car with only 114,000 miles. wave plate, torgue converter problems.
09/26/201137960
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that he noticed a puddle of liquid underneath the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced .the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 37,960. mah
04/01/201185000
 I 've had three transmissions in this car with only 114,000 miles. wave plate, torgue converter problems.
09/26/201137960
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that he noticed a puddle of liquid underneath the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced .the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 37,960. mah
04/01/201185000
 I 've had three transmissions in this car with only 114,000 miles. wave plate, torgue converter problems.
09/26/201137960
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that he noticed a puddle of liquid underneath the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced .the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 37960. ap
01/17/2013450001
 On two occasions after putting the vehicle in park, turning off the ignition, removing the key and exiting the vehicle, it rolled back and only stopped when driver jumped back in and applied the brake. this occurred on a flat garage surface (no incline) on both occasions, with different drivers on each occasion. gmc dealer says they can not replicate the issue and there is nothing to repair. this vehicle is dangerous, as it can roll back unexpectedly, potentially causing serious bodily injury or death, or damage to physical property. gmc recalled the 2009 acadia for the same issue previously, but maintains there are no issues with my vehicle. i found additional complaints for this issue on the 2008 acadia on the internet as well, so this issue is not unique to me. *tr
01/17/2013450001
 On two occasions after putting the vehicle in park, turning off the ignition, removing the key and exiting the vehicle, it rolled back and only stopped when driver jumped back in and applied the brake. this occurred on a flat garage surface (no incline) on both occasions, with different drivers on each occasion. gmc dealer says they can not replicate the issue and there is nothing to repair. this vehicle is dangerous, as it can roll back unexpectedly, potentially causing serious bodily injury or death, or damage to physical property. gmc recalled the 2009 acadia for the same issue previously, but maintains there are no issues with my vehicle. i found additional complaints for this issue on the 2008 acadia on the internet as well, so this issue is not unique to me. *tr
01/17/201345000
 On two occasions after putting the vehicle in park, turning off the ignition, removing the key and exiting the vehicle, it rolled back and only stopped when driver jumped back in and applied the brake. this occurred on a flat garage surface (no incline) on both occasions, with different drivers on each occastion. gmc dealer says they can not replicate the issue and there is nothing to repair. this vehicle is dangerous, as it can roll back unexpectedly, potentially causing serious bodily injury or death, or damage to physical property. gmc recalled the 2009 acadia for the same issue previously, but maintains there are no issues with my vehicle. i found additional complaints for this issue on the 2008 acadia on the internet as well, so this issue is not unique to me.
01/17/201345000
 On two occasions after putting the vehicle in park, turning off the ignition, removing the key and exiting the vehicle, it rolled back and only stopped when driver jumped back in and applied the brake. this occurred on a flat garage surface (no incline) on both occasions, with different drivers on each occastion. gmc dealer says they can not replicate the issue and there is nothing to repair. this vehicle is dangerous, as it can roll back unexpectedly, potentially causing serious bodily injury or death, or damage to physical property. gmc recalled the 2009 acadia for the same issue previously, but maintains there are no issues with my vehicle. i found additional complaints for this issue on the 2008 acadia on the internet as well, so this issue is not unique to me.
11/05/20121051691
 The power steering stopped working while driving and i had to complete emergency maneuvers to get the car off of the road. *tr
11/05/2012105169
 The power steering stopped working while driving and i had to complete emergency maneuvers to get the car off of the road
11/23/2012777001
 I'm concerned about the safety of the 2008 gmc acadia and similar gm vehicles, as i was driving with my family out of town when the transmission suddenly had problems shifting in and out of gears. while driving the weekend after thanksgiving and approximately 4 hours from home, our 2008 gmc acadia started down-shifting hard after passing a vehicle on the highway. a few minutes later this repeated, and then the check engine light came on. soon after, when almost to our destination, the vehicle had no power to get up hills on the highway, and once we exited, could barely make it off the exit ramp and through a very busy intersection. it seemed to be stuck in a high gear. being late friday afternoon on a holiday weekend and now in a rural area, there weren't any repair shops that were either open or could look at it. so we had to rent a car and attempt to drive the acadia back another 40-50 miles to get to a chevy dealer that was open and could at least checkout the transmission. on saturday they confirmed it was the transmission, and specifically the 3-5-r wave plate, but the vehicle wouldn't be ready until the following week. later i researched and found this to be a common problem, but it still wasn't being recalled by gm. luckily we were barely (1 month) inside of our power train warranty and didn't get hurt. i will say that the chevy dealer that did the repair was great to work with, especially since we were from out of town. but now i'm worried about being able to safely drive this vehicle for any significant distance from our home. *tr
11/23/2012777001
 I'm concerned about the safety of the 2008 gmc acadia and similar gm vehicles, as i was driving with my family out of town when the transmission suddenly had problems shifting in and out of gears. while driving the weekend after thanksgiving and approximately 4 hours from home, our 2008 gmc acadia started down-shifting hard after passing a vehicle on the highway. a few minutes later this repeated, and then the check engine light came on. soon after, when almost to our destination, the vehicle had no power to get up hills on the highway, and once we exited, could barely make it off the exit ramp and through a very busy intersection. it seemed to be stuck in a high gear. being late friday afternoon on a holiday weekend and now in a rural area, there weren't any repair shops that were either open or could look at it. so we had to rent a car and attempt to drive the acadia back another 40-50 miles to get to a chevy dealer that was open and could at least checkout the transmission. on saturday they confirmed it was the transmission, and specifically the 3-5-r wave plate, but the vehicle wouldn't be ready until the following week. later i researched and found this to be a common problem, but it still wasn't being recalled by gm. luckily we were barely (1 month) inside of our power train warranty and didn't get hurt. i will say that the chevy dealer that did the repair was great to work with, especially since we were from out of town. but now i'm worried about being able to safely drive this vehicle for any significant distance from our home. *tr
11/23/201277700
 I'm concerned about the safety of the 2008 gmc acadia and similar gm vehicles, as i was driving with my family out of town when the transmission suddenly had problems shifting in and out of gears. while driving the weekend after thanksgiving and approximately 4 hours from home, our 2008 gmc acadia started down-shifting hard after passing a vehicle on the highway. a few minutes later this repeated, and then the check engine light came on. soon after, when almost to our destination, the vehicle had no power to get up hills on the highway, and once we exited, could barely make it off the exit ramp and through a very busy intersection. it seemed to be stuck in a high gear. being late friday afternoon on a holiday weekend and now in a rural area, there weren't any repair shops that were either open or could look at it. so we had to rent a car and attempt to drive the acadia back another 40-50 miles to get to a chevy dealer that was open and could at least checkout the transmission. on saturday they confirmed it was the transmission, and specifically the 3-5-r wave plate, but the vehicle wouldn't be ready until the following week. later i researched and found this to be a common problem, but it still wasn't being recalled by gm. luckily we were barely (1 month) inside of our power train warranty and didn't get hurt. i will say that the chevy dealer that did the repair was great to work with, especially since we were from out of town. but now i'm worried about being able to safely drive this vehicle for any significant distance from our home.
11/22/2012650001
 We were coming home from family on thanksgiving night and the check engine light came on as we were getting on the highway. when we got off the highway and onto our exit, we hit a red light. luckily, it was on a hill, because my husband hit the gas and we didn't go anywhere. the car just revved up to around 4 rpm's. we finally gained some momentum going down the hill and then the car drove just fine again. next stop light, same thing...only this time, we were making a left hand turn and facing on-coming traffic. it took everything it had and about 20 seconds just to roll through the intersection! if our kids had been in the car with us, this could have been a major accident if we had been hit! the car was towed to the mechanics and was found to be a broken wave plate. there are numerous complaints about the wave plates in the acadia's, traverse's, and the outlook's, but no recall. i am also only 1 month out of the power train warranty! please help! thank you! *tr
11/23/201274450
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc arcadia. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle failed to move. the contact merged to the shoulder of the road and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. the dealer informed her the reverse wave plate had fractured and the reverse clutch four, five and six housing were damaged. as a result, the housings had to be reconditioned and the reaction sun gear needed to be replaced. recently, the transmission failed again with the same problem. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was being repaired at the dealer. the manufacturer was notified who stated a representative would contact her within twenty four hours. the failure mileage was 74,450 and the current mileage was 110,000. pmb
11/23/201277700
 I'm concerned about the safety of the 2008 gmc acadia and similar gm vehicles, as i was driving with my family out of town when the transmission suddenly had problems shifting in and out of gears. while driving the weekend after thanksgiving and approximately 4 hours from home, our 2008 gmc acadia started down-shifting hard after passing a vehicle on the highway. a few minutes later this repeated, and then the check engine light came on. soon after, when almost to our destination, the vehicle had no power to get up hills on the highway, and once we exited, could barely make it off the exit ramp and through a very busy intersection. it seemed to be stuck in a high gear. being late friday afternoon on a holiday weekend and now in a rural area, there weren't any repair shops that were either open or could look at it. so we had to rent a car and attempt to drive the acadia back another 40-50 miles to get to a chevy dealer that was open and could at least checkout the transmission. on saturday they confirmed it was the transmission, and specifically the 3-5-r wave plate, but the vehicle wouldn't be ready until the following week. later i researched and found this to be a common problem, but it still wasn't being recalled by gm. luckily we were barely (1 month) inside of our power train warranty and didn't get hurt. i will say that the chevy dealer that did the repair was great to work with, especially since we were from out of town. but now i'm worried about being able to safely drive this vehicle for any significant distance from our home.
11/22/2012650001
 We were coming home from family on thanksgiving night and the check engine light came on as we were getting on the highway. when we got off the highway and onto our exit, we hit a red light. luckily, it was on a hill, because my husband hit the gas and we didn't go anywhere. the car just revved up to around 4 rpm's. we finally gained some momentum going down the hill and then the car drove just fine again. next stop light, same thing...only this time, we were making a left hand turn and facing on-coming traffic. it took everything it had and about 20 seconds just to roll through the intersection! if our kids had been in the car with us, this could have been a major accident if we had been hit! the car was towed to the mechanics and was found to be a broken wave plate. there are numerous complaints about the wave plates in the acadia's, traverse's, and the outlook's, but no recall. i am also only 1 month out of the power train warranty! please help! thank you! *tr
11/23/201274450
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc arcadia. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle failed to move. the contact merged to the shoulder of the road and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. the dealer informed her the reverse wave plate had fractured and the reverse clutch four, five and six housing were damaged. as a result, the housings had to be reconditioned and the reaction sun gear needed to be replaced. recently, the transmission failed again with the same problem. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was being repaired at the dealer. the manufacturer was notified who stated a representative would contact her within twenty four hours. the failure mileage was 74,450 and the current mileage was 110,000. pmb
11/22/201265000
 We were coming home from family on thanksgiving night and the check engine light came on as we were getting on the highway. when we got off the highway and onto our exit, we hit a red light. luckily, it was on a hill, because my husband hit the gas and we didn't go anywhere. the car just revved up to around 4 rpm's. we finally gained some momentum going down the hill and then the car drove just fine again. next stop light, same thing...only this time, we were making a left hand turn and facing on-coming traffic. it took everything it had and about 20 seconds just to roll through the intersection! if our kids had been in the car with us, this could have been a major accident if we had been hit! the car was towed to the mechanics and was found to be a broken wave plate. there are numerous complaints about the wave plates in the acadia's, traverse's, and the outlook's, but no recall. i am also only 1 month out of the power train warranty! please help! thank you!
11/23/201274450
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc arcadia. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the vehicle would not move. the vehicle was merged to the shoulders and was towed to the dealer. the dealer informed her the reverse wave plate was broken, the reverse clutch four, five and six housing was damaged which had to be reconditioned. they also had to replace the reaction sun gear. all the repairs was done in march 2011. recently, the transmission failed again with the same problem. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated they will replace the transmission. the vehicle was being repaired at the dealer. the manufacturer was notified who stated a representative will contact her within twenty four hours. the failure mileage was 74,450 and the current mileage was 110,000. mw
11/20/201261000
 Been going through forums and know a few people who have purchased acadia's and the transmission gives out on these cars really quick and it's a 5000 dollar fix that gmc knows about and refuses to fix and at 50,000 miles their is no reason you should need a new transmission i personally am two weeks out of warranty with a 22000 dollar sitting brick and expected to pay for poor production quality this should be addressed on the national level and is extremely unfair to loyal tax payers to be almost robbed in plain daylight
11/20/201261000
 Been going through forums and know a few people who have purchased acadia's and the transmission gives out on these cars really quick and it's a 5000 dollar fix that gmc knows about and refuses to fix and at 50,000 miles their is no reason you should need a new transmission i personally am two weeks out of warranty with a 22000 dollar sitting brick and expected to pay for poor production quality this should be addressed on the national level and is extremely unfair to loyal tax payers to be almost robbed in plain daylight
11/20/201261000
 Been going through forums and know a few people who have purchased acadia's and the transmission gives out on these cars really quick and it's a 5000 dollar fix that gmc knows about and refuses to fix and at 50,000 miles their is no reason you should need a new transmission i personally am two weeks out of warranty with a 22000 dollar sitting brick and expected to pay for poor production quality this should be addressed on the national level and is extremely unfair to loyal tax payers to be almost robbed in plain daylight
11/02/2012322001
 Picking up my car after an oil change and tire rotation at the dealer, the car would not go into reverse. they ran diagnostics on the vehicle and i was told the transmission or more specifically the wave plate in the transmission broke. it's been at the dealer going into the second week now. they are still having a shifting issue. *tr
11/02/2012322001
 Picking up my car after an oil change and tire rotation at the dealer, the car would not go into reverse. they ran diagnostics on the vehicle and i was told the transmission or more specifically the wave plate in the transmission broke. it's been at the dealer going into the second week now. they are still having a shifting issue. *tr
11/02/201232200
 Picking up my car after an oil change and tire rotation at the dealer, the car would not go into reverse. they ran diagnostics on the vehicle and i was told the transmission or more specifically the wave plate in the transmisson broke. it's been at the dealer going into the second week now. they are still having a shifting issue.
11/02/201232200
 Picking up my car after an oil change and tire rotation at the dealer, the car would not go into reverse. they ran diagnostics on the vehicle and i was told the transmission or more specifically the wave plate in the transmisson broke. it's been at the dealer going into the second week now. they are still having a shifting issue.
08/25/2012610021
 My friends and i left a store and was pulling out onto a busy route. speed limit is posted as 45 mph. i was idling at the stop sign waiting for a vehicle to pass. when it did i pulled out into traffic. i gently pressed on the accelerator and that is when i felt the truck jerk and then the pedal was floored!!! i was not doing this!!!! i was in amongst the traffic, trying to dodge others, and then i tried to turn my truck off. i couldn't do it. it was not allowing me to and the speed had increased dramatically!!! i reached down and was messing with the accelerator hoping to pull it up from the floor. the accelerator was completely pressed into the floor as if someone glued it there. i crossed over 3 lanes of traffic trying to dodge vehicles and trying to prevent a crash. i finally managed to free the accelerator. it freaks me out when i drive now,. *tr
08/25/201261002
 My friends and i left a store and was pulling out onto a busy route. speed limit is posted as 45 mph. i was idling at the stop sign waiting for a vehicle to pass. when it did i pulled out into traffic. i gently pressed on the accelerator and that is when i felt the truck jerk and then the pedal was floored!!! i was not doing this!!!! i was in amongst the traffic, trying to dodge others, and then i tried to turn my truck off. i couldn't do it. it was not allowing me to and the speed had increased dramatically!!! i reached down and was messing with the accelerator hoping to pull it up from the floor. the accelerator was completely pressed into the floor as if someone glued it there. i crossed over 3 lanes of traffic trying to dodge vehicles and trying to prevent a crash. i finally managed to free the accelerator. it freaks me out when i drive now,.
08/25/201261002
 My friends and i left a store and was pulling out onto a busy route. speed limit is posted as 45 mph. i was idling at the stop sign waiting for a vehicle to pass. when it did i pulled out into traffic. i gently pressed on the accelerator and that is when i felt the truck jerk and then the pedal was floored!!! i was not doing this!!!! i was in amongst the traffic, trying to dodge others, and then i tried to turn my truck off. i couldn't do it. it was not allowing me to and the speed had increased dramatically!!! i reached down and was messing with the accelerator hoping to pull it up from the floor. the accelerator was completely pressed into the floor as if someone glued it there. i crossed over 3 lanes of traffic trying to dodge vehicles and trying to prevent a crash. i finally managed to free the accelerator. it freaks me out when i drive now,.
08/25/201261002
 My friends and i left a store and was pulling out onto a busy route. speed limit is posted as 45 mph. i was idling at the stop sign waiting for a vehicle to pass. when it did i pulled out into traffic. i gently pressed on the accelerator and that is when i felt the truck jerk and then the pedal was floored!!! i was not doing this!!!! i was in amongst the traffic, trying to dodge others, and then i tried to turn my truck off. i couldn't do it. it was not allowing me to and the speed had increased dramatically!!! i reached down and was messing with the accelerator hoping to pull it up from the floor. the accelerator was completely pressed into the floor as if someone glued it there. i crossed over 3 lanes of traffic trying to dodge vehicles and trying to prevent a crash. i finally managed to free the accelerator. it freaks me out when i drive now,.
06/27/2012720001
 I was driving on the highway and pressed the gas and started to move then without the warning the car stopped running. it felt like the car had been pushed into neutral, the motor would rev but it would not go anywhere. took it to the gm dealer. i was told it was all set. fast forward 2 weeks later same exact thing happened, also my car started to buck in reverse. again brought to gm dealer and told nothing is wrong with it. fast forward 4 days later heading on vacation with my 4 year old int he car. same thing happens in the middle of the highway, we came to a dead stop. this was very scary since i had my daughter with me and we were 150 miles from home. called gm dealer i had been dealing with and they gave me the number for the gm dealer closest to were i was located. called the gm dealer on cape cod, ma. was told to drive it there and they are so busy it will be days before they could even look at it. they had my car for 2 weeks and told it is fixed. i can tell it is not the transmission is still acting up. due to the incidents with this car i do feel myself or my family could have been seriously injured with from this car stopping in the middle of highways. after doing research on the vehicle i have come across numerous gm owners with the same situation. i do believe that this situation could have been life threatening- by a major car accident. i hope someone can help us because gm does not seem to care about what is happening. *tr
06/27/2012720001
 I was driving on the highway and pressed the gas and started to move then without the warning the car stopped running. it felt like the car had been pushed into neutral, the motor would rev but it would not go anywhere. took it to the gm dealer. i was told it was all set. fast forward 2 weeks later same exact thing happened, also my car started to buck in reverse. again brought to gm dealer and told nothing is wrong with it. fast forward 4 days later heading on vacation with my 4 year old int he car. same thing happens in the middle of the highway, we came to a dead stop. this was very scary since i had my daughter with me and we were 150 miles from home. called gm dealer i had been dealing with and they gave me the number for the gm dealer closest to were i was located. called the gm dealer on cape cod, ma. was told to drive it there and they are so busy it will be days before they could even look at it. they had my car for 2 weeks and told it is fixed. i can tell it is not the transmission is still acting up. due to the incidents with this car i do feel myself or my family could have been seriously injured with from this car stopping in the middle of highways. after doing research on the vehicle i have come across numerous gm owners with the same situation. i do believe that this situation could have been life threatening- by a major car accident. i hope someone can help us because gm does not seem to care about what is happening. *tr
06/27/201272000
 I was driving on the highway and pressed the gas and started to move then without the warning the car stopped runnig. it felt like the car had been pushed into neutral, the motor would reve but it would not go anywhere. took it to the gm dealer. i was told it was all set. fast forward 2 weeks later same exact thing happened, also my car started to buck in reverse. again brought to gm dealer and told nothing is wrong with it. fast forward 4 days later heading on vacation with my 4 year old int he car. same thing happens inthe middle of the highway, we came to a dead stop. this was very cary since i had my daughter with me and we were 150 miles from home. called gm dealer i had been dealing with and they gave me the number for the gm dealer closest to were i was located. called the gm dealer on cape cod, ma. was told to drive it there and they are so busy it will be days before they could even look at it. they had my car for 2 weeks and told it is fixed. i can tell it is not the transmission is still acting up. due to the incidents with this car i do feel myself or my family could have been seriously injured with from this car stopping in the middle of highways. after doing research on the vehicle i have come across numerous gm owners with the same situation. i do believe that this situation could have been life threatening- by a major car accident. i hope someopne can help us because gm does not seem to care about what is happening.
06/27/201272000
 I was driving on the highway and pressed the gas and started to move then without the warning the car stopped runnig. it felt like the car had been pushed into neutral, the motor would reve but it would not go anywhere. took it to the gm dealer. i was told it was all set. fast forward 2 weeks later same exact thing happened, also my car started to buck in reverse. again brought to gm dealer and told nothing is wrong with it. fast forward 4 days later heading on vacation with my 4 year old int he car. same thing happens inthe middle of the highway, we came to a dead stop. this was very cary since i had my daughter with me and we were 150 miles from home. called gm dealer i had been dealing with and they gave me the number for the gm dealer closest to were i was located. called the gm dealer on cape cod, ma. was told to drive it there and they are so busy it will be days before they could even look at it. they had my car for 2 weeks and told it is fixed. i can tell it is not the transmission is still acting up. due to the incidents with this car i do feel myself or my family could have been seriously injured with from this car stopping in the middle of highways. after doing research on the vehicle i have come across numerous gm owners with the same situation. i do believe that this situation could have been life threatening- by a major car accident. i hope someopne can help us because gm does not seem to care about what is happening.
07/25/20121000001
 I bought my gmc acadia in february and have had it at the dealership i know 15+ times. everything is wrong with it. it started off that it was the stability track and stability control censors, then it went to both rear wheel bearings replace, bypassing the wiring (because gm) told the dealership to bypass the factory wiring and build a new harness for the wiring, several other things wrong, and now the transmission!!!! what will happen next!!! so many people are having major issues with the acadia. not dependable nor safe for me nor my family!!!!! *tr
07/25/20121000001
 I bought my gmc acadia in february and have had it at the dealership i know 15+ times. everything is wrong with it. it started off that it was the stability track and stability control censors, then it went to both rear wheel bearings replace, bypassing the wiring (because gm) told the dealership to bypass the factory wiring and build a new harness for the wiring, several other things wrong, and now the transmission!!!! what will happen next!!! so many people are having major issues with the acadia. not dependable nor safe for me nor my family!!!!! *tr
07/13/2012960001
 My acadia's transmission failed (the 3, 5, r wave plate) while 4 hours from home. it has now been at the dealership for 22 days ... the transmission has been taken out 3 times and still can't get it right. this is a huge mess that gm has not handled well at all. they will not let the dealership put a new transmission in it. they can't tell me when my car will even be ready ... there are 4 other acadia's at the dealership with the same problem .... just google gmc acadia transmission problems and you will see that i am not alone ..... thank you for any help you can provide. *tr
07/01/201150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shook and decelerated to 40 mph. the contact was unable to accelerate beyond 40 mph. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the transmission was replaced. approximately one year later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken back for repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 50,000. kmj
07/25/20121000001
 I bought my gmc acadia in february and have had it at the dealership i know 15+ times. everything is wrong with it. it started off that it was the stability track and stability control censors, then it went to both rear wheel bearings replace, bypassing the wiring (because gm) told the dealership to bypass the factory wiring and build a new harness for the wiring, several other things wrong, and now the transmission!!!! what will happen next!!! so many people are having major issues with the acadia. not dependable nor safe for me nor my family!!!!! *tr
07/13/2012960001
 My acadia's transmission failed (the 3, 5, r wave plate) while 4 hours from home. it has now been at the dealership for 22 days ... the transmission has been taken out 3 times and still can't get it right. this is a huge mess that gm has not handled well at all. they will not let the dealership put a new transmission in it. they can't tell me when my car will even be ready ... there are 4 other acadia's at the dealership with the same problem .... just google gmc acadia transmission problems and you will see that i am not alone ..... thank you for any help you can provide. *tr
07/01/201150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shook and decelerated to 40 mph. the contact was unable to accelerate beyond 40 mph. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the transmission was replaced. approximately one year later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken back for repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 50,000. kmj
07/01/201150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shook and decelerated to 40 mph. the contact was unable to accelerate beyond 40 mph. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the transmission was replaced. approximately one year later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken back for repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 50,000. kmj
07/01/201150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shook and decelerated to 40 mph. the contact was unable to accelerate beyond 40 mph. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the transmission was replaced. approximately one year later, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken back for repair. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 50,000. sm.
12/08/2011
 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 reliabilty 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.
12/08/2011
 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 reliabilty 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.
12/08/2011
 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 reliabilty 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.
12/08/2011
 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 reliabilty 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.
12/08/2011
 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 reliabilty 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.
04/07/201166000
 Cause code: 6021 - component damaged/cracked, reverse clutch plate replacement reading various forums, these seems to be a problem with all lambada platforms, hundreds if not thousands of transmission failures, creating a major safety concern for myself and the public. gm needs to replace these trannys with a new more durable/reliable design before someone is seriously injured or killed, its only a matter of time. please confront gm with these complaints...thx http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f215073?displayrecent
04/07/201166000
 Cause code: 6021 - component damaged/cracked, reverse clutch plate replacement reading various forums, these seems to be a problem with all lambada platforms, hundreds if not thousands of transmission failures, creating a major safety concern for myself and the public. gm needs to replace these trannys with a new more durable/reliable design before someone is seriously injured or killed, its only a matter of time. please confront gm with these complaints...thx http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f215073?displayrecent
04/07/201166000
 Cause code: 6021 - component damaged/cracked, reverse clutch plate replacement reading various forums, these seems to be a problem with all lambada platforms, hundreds if not thousands of transmission failures, creating a major safety concern for myself and the public. gm needs to replace these trannys with a new more durable/reliable design before someone is seriously injured or killed, its only a matter of time. please confront gm with these complaints...thx http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f215073?displayrecent
11/20/200820001
 Purchased a 2008 gmc acadia sle on oct. 23, 2008. took it to the dealer on nov. 20, 2008 because check engine light came on. informed that the cam shaft was bad, and that the cam & both headers would need replacing. vehicle has just slightly over 2,000 miles. discovered through the service department, and internet chat forums this is a common problem with this vehicle. vehicle is still at the dealer, repairs not complete yet. it appears this problem has been on going since the 2007 model year(first year of production). why hasn't gm addressed this problem? it appears that they are just standing by, and putting the burden on the consumer. *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
09/11/201050000
 2008 acadia 50,000 miles. a whinning noise from the time i start the car until the car is cut off. repairman stated that they were aware of the problem and they had no fix for it now. he told me it would be okay to drive..........not very happy!!!!
09/11/201050000
 2008 acadia 50,000 miles. a whinning noise from the time i start the car until the car is cut off. repairman stated that they were aware of the problem and they had no fix for it now. he told me it would be okay to drive..........not very happy!!!!
09/11/201050000
 2008 acadia 50,000 miles. a whinning noise from the time i start the car until the car is cut off. repairman stated that they were aware of the problem and they had no fix for it now. he told me it would be okay to drive..........not very happy!!!!
11/15/201044232
 Recently, when loading the cargo area of my 08 gmc acadia, the vehicle started rolling forward (the ignition was off, and in park). it rolled approximately 2 ft. before park engaged. (my 2 grandsons were playing in my driveway a short distance away). after having the vehicle checked out at the gmc dealership where it was purchased the service mgr told me that this is a normal condition, acceptable by gm, that the parking gear pawl can actually roll up to 2 ft. before engaging. it doesn't seem probable, or even possible this can be considered to be a safe condition. when i asked who would be responsible for injuries resulting from this situation his response was, gm.
11/15/201044232
 Recently, when loading the cargo area of my 08 gmc acadia, the vehicle started rolling forward (the ignition was off, and in park). it rolled approximately 2 ft. before park engaged. (my 2 grandsons were playing in my driveway a short distance away). after having the vehicle checked out at the gmc dealership where it was purchased the service mgr told me that this is a normal condition, acceptable by gm, that the parking gear pawl can actually roll up to 2 ft. before engaging. it doesn't seem probable, or even possible this can be considered to be a safe condition. when i asked who would be responsible for injuries resulting from this situation his response was, gm.
11/15/201044232
 Recently, when loading the cargo area of my 08 gmc acadia, the vehicle started rolling forward (the ignition was off, and in park). it rolled approximately 2 ft. before park engaged. (my 2 grandsons were playing in my driveway a short distance away). after having the vehicle checked out at the gmc dealership where it was purchased the service mgr told me that this is a normal condition, acceptable by gm, that the parking gear pawl can actually roll up to 2 ft. before engaging. it doesn't seem probable, or even possible this can be considered to be a safe condition. when i asked who would be responsible for injuries resulting from this situation his response was, gm.
11/15/201044232
 Recently, when loading the cargo area of my 08 gmc acadia, the vehicle started rolling forward (the ignition was off, and in park). it rolled approximately 2 ft. before park engaged. (my 2 grandsons were playing in my driveway a short distance away). after having the vehicle checked out at the gmc dealership where it was purchased the service mgr told me that this is a normal condition, acceptable by gm, that the parking gear pawl can actually roll up to 2 ft. before engaging. it doesn't seem probable, or even possible this can be considered to be a safe condition. when i asked who would be responsible for injuries resulting from this situation his response was, gm.
06/01/201018700
 I noticed that when driving on an expressway and would attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle, as i would move into the passing lane and attempt to accelerate, the car would hesitate for a few seconds, lose speed, then suddenly downshift and accelerate at an unexpected rate. i also noticed that the car would unexpededly accelerate or decelerate under normal driving conditions. i bought the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they responded that they could find nothing wrong, but the what i was experiencing was characteristic of the 6-speed transmission on the vehicle. the problem continued and i found it dangerous. i returned the vehicle and the dealer's remedy was to reset the transmission computer. during this time, i also noticed that the service stabilitrac and traction control warning would come on. onstar recommended i shut off the engine to reset the system. i found this only happened when i first used the car in the mornings to go to work. again, the dealer said there was nothing wrong and the computers were showing no codes -- they also stated that they could not duplicate the problem. i got the car back from the dealer and it happened again - at 7:00 am. i called onstar and they gave me two codes. i bought the car back to the dealer and gave him the codes. it now seems that there were two defective sensors controlling the stabilitrac / traction control system and how they communicate with the transmission. i was told that gm is changing manufacturers on the sensors. i have not had use of the car since the beginning of june and am still waiting for gm to produce these parts. in the meantime, unexpected acceleration, deceleration, and gear shifting was occurring under all driving situations causing -- in my mind -- a danger to myself, my passengers, and others. the dealer has had the car on five different occasions since june 8. this last service they have had the car since july 20.
06/01/201018700
 I noticed that when driving on an expressway and would attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle, as i would move into the passing lane and attempt to accelerate, the car would hesitate for a few seconds, lose speed, then suddenly downshift and accelerate at an unexpected rate. i also noticed that the car would unexpededly accelerate or decelerate under normal driving conditions. i bought the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they responded that they could find nothing wrong, but the what i was experiencing was characteristic of the 6-speed transmission on the vehicle. the problem continued and i found it dangerous. i returned the vehicle and the dealer's remedy was to reset the transmission computer. during this time, i also noticed that the service stabilitrac and traction control warning would come on. onstar recommended i shut off the engine to reset the system. i found this only happened when i first used the car in the mornings to go to work. again, the dealer said there was nothing wrong and the computers were showing no codes -- they also stated that they could not duplicate the problem. i got the car back from the dealer and it happened again - at 7:00 am. i called onstar and they gave me two codes. i bought the car back to the dealer and gave him the codes. it now seems that there were two defective sensors controlling the stabilitrac / traction control system and how they communicate with the transmission. i was told that gm is changing manufacturers on the sensors. i have not had use of the car since the beginning of june and am still waiting for gm to produce these parts. in the meantime, unexpected acceleration, deceleration, and gear shifting was occurring under all driving situations causing -- in my mind -- a danger to myself, my passengers, and others. the dealer has had the car on five different occasions since june 8. this last service they have had the car since july 20.
06/01/201018700
 I noticed that when driving on an expressway and would attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle, as i would move into the passing lane and attempt to accelerate, the car would hesitate for a few seconds, lose speed, then suddenly downshift and accelerate at an unexpected rate. i also noticed that the car would unexpededly accelerate or decelerate under normal driving conditions. i bought the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they responded that they could find nothing wrong, but the what i was experiencing was characteristic of the 6-speed transmission on the vehicle. the problem continued and i found it dangerous. i returned the vehicle and the dealer's remedy was to reset the transmission computer. during this time, i also noticed that the service stabilitrac and traction control warning would come on. onstar recommended i shut off the engine to reset the system. i found this only happened when i first used the car in the mornings to go to work. again, the dealer said there was nothing wrong and the computers were showing no codes -- they also stated that they could not duplicate the problem. i got the car back from the dealer and it happened again - at 7:00 am. i called onstar and they gave me two codes. i bought the car back to the dealer and gave him the codes. it now seems that there were two defective sensors controlling the stabilitrac / traction control system and how they communicate with the transmission. i was told that gm is changing manufacturers on the sensors. i have not had use of the car since the beginning of june and am still waiting for gm to produce these parts. in the meantime, unexpected acceleration, deceleration, and gear shifting was occurring under all driving situations causing -- in my mind -- a danger to myself, my passengers, and others. the dealer has had the car on five different occasions since june 8. this last service they have had the car since july 20.
06/01/201018700
 I noticed that when driving on an expressway and would attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle, as i would move into the passing lane and attempt to accelerate, the car would hesitate for a few seconds, lose speed, then suddenly downshift and accelerate at an unexpected rate. i also noticed that the car would unexpededly accelerate or decelerate under normal driving conditions. i bought the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they responded that they could find nothing wrong, but the what i was experiencing was characteristic of the 6-speed transmission on the vehicle. the problem continued and i found it dangerous. i returned the vehicle and the dealer's remedy was to reset the transmission computer. during this time, i also noticed that the service stabilitrac and traction control warning would come on. onstar recommended i shut off the engine to reset the system. i found this only happened when i first used the car in the mornings to go to work. again, the dealer said there was nothing wrong and the computers were showing no codes -- they also stated that they could not duplicate the problem. i got the car back from the dealer and it happened again - at 7:00 am. i called onstar and they gave me two codes. i bought the car back to the dealer and gave him the codes. it now seems that there were two defective sensors controlling the stabilitrac / traction control system and how they communicate with the transmission. i was told that gm is changing manufacturers on the sensors. i have not had use of the car since the beginning of june and am still waiting for gm to produce these parts. in the meantime, unexpected acceleration, deceleration, and gear shifting was occurring under all driving situations causing -- in my mind -- a danger to myself, my passengers, and others. the dealer has had the car on five different occasions since june 8. this last service they have had the car since july 20.
06/01/201018700
 I noticed that when driving on an expressway and would attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle, as i would move into the passing lane and attempt to accelerate, the car would hesitate for a few seconds, lose speed, then suddenly downshift and accelerate at an unexpected rate. i also noticed that the car would unexpededly accelerate or decelerate under normal driving conditions. i bought the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they responded that they could find nothing wrong, but the what i was experiencing was characteristic of the 6-speed transmission on the vehicle. the problem continued and i found it dangerous. i returned the vehicle and the dealer's remedy was to reset the transmission computer. during this time, i also noticed that the service stabilitrac and traction control warning would come on. onstar recommended i shut off the engine to reset the system. i found this only happened when i first used the car in the mornings to go to work. again, the dealer said there was nothing wrong and the computers were showing no codes -- they also stated that they could not duplicate the problem. i got the car back from the dealer and it happened again - at 7:00 am. i called onstar and they gave me two codes. i bought the car back to the dealer and gave him the codes. it now seems that there were two defective sensors controlling the stabilitrac / traction control system and how they communicate with the transmission. i was told that gm is changing manufacturers on the sensors. i have not had use of the car since the beginning of june and am still waiting for gm to produce these parts. in the meantime, unexpected acceleration, deceleration, and gear shifting was occurring under all driving situations causing -- in my mind -- a danger to myself, my passengers, and others. the dealer has had the car on five different occasions since june 8. this last service they have had the car since july 20.
11/15/200944000
 Power and power steering failure- when it rains or i drive through puddles of water the car looses power and slows. also when i am driving the power steering stops working and there is a loud squealing noise. i had the dealer look at my acadia and they said they could readjust the belt guard. this did not work and they said just be cautious while driving. also the cruise control doesn't coast and the speed increases as you go down hill.
11/30/2009210001
 I own 2008 gmc acadia. on two occasions the weekend of nov 28, 2009 once when i was driving, separately when wife driving, after the car was put in park and the ignition turned off, key removed, the car rolled backwards several feet until the brake was applied. took the car to dealer service who could not replicate and expressed disbelief there was an issue. surfed web and found nhtsa recall id# 09v073000 on 2009 acadia. the recall is exactly what's happening with my 2008 acadia. just called gm 866# and they denied that the 2009 acadia recall existed. please help and get gm to recall the 2008 acadia's with same issue as 2009. *tr
01/01/19011
 2008 gmc acadia consumer wants to know if it's normal for a vehicle with automatic transmission to roll backwards when stopped on an incline. *nj the consumer stated he took his foot off the brake and let the vehicle rolls backwards. the vehicle began to pick up speed as it rolled and very shortly, the engine stopped. *jb
11/19/2007801
 Turned down a road and felt something pop and then the transmission would not shift out of 2nd. gear. since then have had several issues with the transmission shifting to excessively. that some issues with extremely excessive shifting. once my wife pulled out into traffic and the transmission would not shift causing a man in a truck to slid off of the road to avoid hitting her because the vehicle would not shift and go down the road. and also with the battery dying for no reason. this has happened 4 different times. *tr
06/18/2008831
 We purchased a new gmc acadia on 6/16/08. since our purchase, we have experienced a dangerous transmission issue. after coasting downhill, the vehicle fails to downshift which causes a rapid deceleration when traveling uphill. this rapid loss of speed puts the driver in the hazardous situation of a rear end/chain reaction collision on the road gmc claims to have a fix, but this fix causes the documented gas mileage to be reduced by at least 2-3 miles per gallon. they have attempted to fix this issue twice in the last 4 weeks to no avail. *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - COLUMN SHIFT
11/30/2009210001
 I own 2008 gmc acadia. on two occasions the weekend of nov 28, 2009 once when i was driving, separately when wife driving, after the car was put in park and the ignition turned off, key removed, the car rolled backwards several feet until the brake was applied. took the car to dealer service who could not replicate and expressed disbelief there was an issue. surfed web and found nhtsa recall id# 09v073000 on 2009 acadia. the recall is exactly what's happening with my 2008 acadia. just called gm 866# and they denied that the 2009 acadia recall existed. please help and get gm to recall the 2008 acadia's with same issue as 2009. *tr
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
10/18/2007127310/18/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 gmc acadia. the vehicle was parked in the driveway, but the gear was placed in drive. the contact removed his foot from the brake pedal and depressed the accelerator pedal. the vehicle then accelerated in reverse on its own. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the acceleration was normal. the gmc area representative stated that when driving 6 mph, the engine shuts off to prevent the transmission from being damaged, thus the vehicle driving in reverse. the dealer stated that since the vehicle was designed in that manner, nothing could be done. the current and failure mileages were 127. updated 11/08/07 *tr
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/27/200982001
 Bolts fell out of front drive shaft causing drive shaft to become dislodged and hang down striking roadway. would act as a vault point at highway speed. minor damage to bottom of vehicle from rotating/ bouncing driveshaft. dealer installed an upgraded boltkit this makes me think this not the first time this has happened if the bolt kit is upgraded. *tr
12/10/20081
 To state recognition of the facts: fwd wheel-spin was reported to achieve forward vehicle movement with the current fwd system on wet surfaces of this vehicle. the drivers correction factors to regain traction includes, de-throttle (back peddle the engine) to lower the torque level and thereby hopefully regain traction with the roadbed when the road conditions exist as reported. reported details to gm and driving experiences driving issues include: 1.cana traction control device be added to retard the throttle and rpm to prevent wheel-spin? 2.are the correct tires / tire compounds being used? 3.will wheel-spin endanger the lifeline and longevity of this transmission or motor? 4.is damage is being introduced into the mechanical parts of the engine and transmission, what can we expect? 5.the current implementations require the driver to functionality drive regaining control of the front tires, which is considered abnormal therefore becoming a hazard to the normal traffic flow as show. 6.the current implementations require the driver to back-pedal the throttle motor and transmission; the observed conditions occur over 2000 rpm of acceleration, next the motor / fwd systems then over-spin the motor and transmission up to 3500 rpm before the driver can back-pedal the throttle, regain control, and resume acceleration while attempting to remain safe in normal traffic flow.. to summarize gm (karen) has reported in a verbal phone conversation with me, held on 12/10/08 that a stabilock transmission on a 2008 acadia is within specifications to have fwd tire-spin and or traction loss when acceleration exceeds 2000 rpm on wet roads and surfaces and the vehicle handling conditions are normal. karen also states she has no issues with the reported problems as described, and maybe, i (the driver lacks experience driving a front wheel drive vehicle). *tr
05/26/200895001
 1. while traveling on an interstate highway, the vehicle's stabilitrak control abruptly shut down, and the brakes locked with light depressions of the pedal. (stabilitrak controls the vehicle's traction control, anti-lock brakes, and roll-prevention program.) 2. the failure has occurred approximately 5 times; on one occasion, the engine stalled in addition to the above. consequences were as described above. 3. the vehicle was taken on an urgent basis to the gmc dealer the following day. the dealer advised that the problem is due to play in the camshaft, which sends an erroneous signal to the stabilitrak, causing it to shut down. the dealer advised that repair will require replacement of cylinder heads and other equipment, which is a draconian procedure which will take a week or more. in addition, the dealer advised that the problem is causing permanently damage to the vehicle's drivetrain which worsens with miles driven. the dealer further advised that repair parts would not be available for at least 8 weeks because the problem is widespread in the vehicle line and gm refuses to manufacture parts in sufficient quantities to meet the national demand. almost 8 weeks after reporting the problem, the problem remains unrepaired, and gm has refused one written request and one written demand for immediate correction of the problem, despite this being an immediate threat to occupant safety in that it shuts down the vehicle's most important electronic safety components, including traction control, anti-lock brakes, and the anti-roll-over program. *tr