really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,100 miles

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problem #8

Mar 122020


  • 120,000 miles
Stabilitrak always reports off and brake warning always displays on dashboard, while on or running. Had it looked at by 4 mechanics. Breaks are fine. Engine wont start after everytime I pump gas. I have to pump accelerator sevral times for engine to start. Had it looked at again. Problem is ongoing. Also, slowed down on one occasion while driving on the hwy. Had to pull over since accelerator would not function. After 30mins or so. Was able to restart.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #7

Dec 252017


  • miles
Takata recall traction contro, L service stabilitrak, engine speed reduced light turned on in my 2011 GMC Acadia. Wouldn't go no faster then 15mph on a 55 mph road and the engine got really loud and rough. Was going 40 when the lights all came on driving down the road. This is very dangerous to drive when it keeps doing this. I'm scared to drive it now. Specially when I have a baby in the vehical with me. I'm not sure what causes it to do this. Some people say it's a glitch in the main vehicle computer, read it's a glitch in several different vehicals. This is something that seriously needs to be recalled and diagnosed and fixed immediately!

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 032016


  • 100,800 miles
Motor stops running while in movement in gears of forward and reverse. Driver has no control of the car. Steering works but no breaks or power to power train. Motor just shuts down with out any notice. This happens while in movement on public roads, freeways and while parking.

- Arden, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 062016


  • 24,000 miles
I had an accident in 8/6 where I place.my car in parking (P) and all of sudden a very accelarate noise came from the engine and locked me and my husband inside, we couldnt open the door and not even to turn off because the keya got stock in the ignation. Speed up over 30 miles an hour against a neighbor house causing damages and sending me to the hospital.. I want GMC to contact me asap. Fyi. The is video to prove it.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 042016


  • 89,500 miles
Our nite mare began December 2015 purchase of this vehicle has been in shop more then we've driven it, first thoughts on non starting was needed bigger battery, did that, second they thought battery issues again, an third time of non starting suppose able bad ground on transmission, did that, fourth time another ground on transmission bad, fifth time thought some thing electrical, put in some sort of transmission module, sixth time brain part, seventh time the back hatch an 8th time they have no idea its in shop still from August 4th last time drove anit lock brakes came on an slowed our speed from 55 to 30 we were all scared

- Whiting, VT, USA

problem #3

Dec 012011


  • miles
Takata recall

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 082016


  • 48,000 miles
Steering wheel completely locked up during a turn a couple of weeks ago. Then last week I couldn't shift into reverse to get out of driveway. Had it towed to dealer. $1500 later I have new shifter and some sort of new gears in steering wheel. Looked it up and there is a class action law suit with millions of people having the same problem, yet still not covered under a recall. My vehicle only has 48000 miles on it this should not have happened if there weren't some sort of defect in manufacture.

- Chittenango, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 252015


  • 82,500 miles
I went to open the back of my Acadia, pushed the button and as it raised I started to put a window in the back and the liftgate made a strange noise and before I knew it the liftgate started to come down while I was still holding the window....it didn't stop even though it hit me and made my face hit the edge of the window and I had to push back really hard and then squirm my way out still holding the window. Prior to this happening, I have had no issues with the liftgate.

- Delta Junction, AK, USA