The Worst 2007-2016 Acadia Problems

  1. Fuse Block Connections Cause Engine Stalls

    Certain generations of GM vehicles have problems inside the fuse block that cause flickering warning lights and stalled engines. Unfortunately these sorts of problems are often difficult to diagnose.

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  2. 2007-2009 Acadia Transmission Failure

    The 6T70 and 6T75 transmissions in early Acadia SUVs are known to slip and overheat due to design defects. But the real problem is a busted 3/5/R wave plate that can destroy the entire transmission in a near instant.

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  3. GMC Overstated Acadia MPGs

    General Motors admits their estimated gas mileage for the 2016 Acadia was a bit too optimistic. To make up for it, the automaker will pay up or offer warranty extensions to 135,000 owners.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

1st Generation Acadia Key Numbers

  1. 10 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 620 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 32nd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 32 eligible generations.

Recent Lawsuits for 1st Generation Acadia Owners