really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,863 miles

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problem #4

Jul 012011


  • 40,000 miles
Power steering went in vehicle going around a turn. Almost hit a tree. Complained to GMC about the danger and they did nothing. I have two small children and bought this for safety. I do not feel safe in this vehicle anymore! this has happened to several other 2009 Acadia owners as well. GMC knows about it, but has not recalled the vehicle or let people know the dangers of this.

- Bloomingburg, NY, USA

problem #3

May 202011

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 32,488 miles
2009 GMC Acadia; steering rack failure. This is the third failure since taking delivery of the vehicle in January 2009. Dealer will repair under warranty however, the replacement parts are clearly not fixing the problem. Possible loss of vehicle control when the rack fails completely and suddenly. More often, the rack will leak internally giving owner "time" to repair. NHTSA needs to investigate as the cars affected are numerous. They include the Acadia, the Saturn outlook, Buick enclave and a similar Chevrolet model (lambda chassis) that utilizes the same component. Additionally, what happens to consumers once the warranty expires and the repeated failure occurs once again? this is my third failure in only 32,500 miles.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 032011

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 42,845 miles
Power steering stopped working while turning at red light if you rev up engine you can turn at idle no power steering pump jerks and spits fluid out ordered new pump call GM they say they know but its not there problem when are going to fix there problem when some one gets killed this vehicle only has 43,000 on it.

- Caldwell, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 102011

Acadia 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
I own a 2009 GMC Acadia fwd slt-1, the vehicle was purchased new. We had minor issues with the vehicle and until recently, were very satisfied with the build quality, performance, and the vehicle overall. While en-route to pick up our kids, the power steering appeared stiff. There was no power assist of the steering at low / idle engine speeds, which made slow maneuvering extremely difficult, if not impossible. The performance of the power steering became worse and worse, to the point where my wife felt unsafe driving the vehicle. She was uncomfortable turning at intersections, and maneuvering in slow-speed conditions such as parking lots. We immediately scheduled a service appointment with our local dealership. The service team advised us that the steering pump needed to be replaced. The dealership declined to repair the vehicle at their cost because it was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was purchased on 9/30/2008; it is only two and half years new with 46,491 miles. It is disappointing that the vehicle would require such a repair. You may or may not be aware that this defect with the power steering pump is being reported by many Acadia owners. In addition, there is an issue with the steering rack that was documented in a service bulletin. We informed the service area of the unusual noises but they stated that there is no clear connection with this repair. At this time, they recommended replacing the steering pump at a cost of $522.16. This is clearly a design/manufacturing part issue; GM should publish a service alert to warn owners of this known issue that can lead to serious injury if failure occurs.

- Florham Park, NJ, USA