1st Generation (2007—2016) Acadia Problems

Acadia owners with a 2007—2016 model year have the most problems with the transmission (25%), engine (15%), and the steering (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 102 complaints at an average of 88,554 miles in the 2008 GMC Acadia.
  2. Loss of Engine Power 6 complaints at an average of 71,167 miles in the 2011 GMC Acadia.
  3. Prematurely Worn Timing Chain 10 complaints at an average of 92,297 miles in the 2010 GMC Acadia.

What Acadia Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all GMC model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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