Instead of "go big or go home," GMC focused on "light makes right" with the second-generation Acadia. Built to comply with more stringent fuel economy standards while matching key rivals' dimensions, the three-row Acadia is 7-inches shorter, 4-inches narrower, and 500-pounds lighter. The result is a competitive, practical, and pleasant family hauler.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Instead of "go big or go home," GMC focused on "light makes right" with the second-generation Acadia. Built to comply with more stringent fuel economy standards while matching key rivals' dimensions, the three-row Acadia is 7-inches shorter, 4-inches narrower, and 500-pounds lighter. The result is a competitive, practical, and pleasant family hauler.

The slimmed-down body and 310-hp, 3.6-liter V6 help scoot the all-wheel-drive Acadia away from competitors, hitting 60 mph in a rapid 6.8 seconds. Power delivery is smooth, but the six-speed automatic gives the occasional jolty shift. Although fuel economy is up to 19 mpg overall, the Acadia still trails its peers. If kept in front-drive mode, you'll gain 1 mpg on the highway. Base models have a 193-hp four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive, but most Acadias will come with the V6.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (193 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 GMC Acadia owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Apple CarPlay

"The system would not recognize that my iPhone was connected and therefore would not initialize Apple CarPlay. The dealership replaced the unit and reprogrammed the new one to work properly."

Anonymous, VT (2017 GMC Acadia SLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera stopped working"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6-L V6)
CD player

"I ASSUMED it had a CD play,because it is a Denali, and it doesn't! And the electronic is very difficult to use"

Russell L., OH (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"The manual is terrible too use, one instruction will send me too another page and that page will send me to another, not enough visual reference to the instructions,difficult to find a name in the index, because you use a different name to identify it"

Russell L., OH (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"outside thermometer doesn't change Last read 55 when temperature was 78"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"1. frequent message no key fob detected= unable to start car in the normal way. 2. one time locked out of car when fob not detected. Had to wait for spouse to drive up with second fob and then normal operation resumed."

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"screen went blank service person had to reload program"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"For almost the first year of ownership the screen would go blank, sometimes for hours sometimes for days. This meant no radio, GPS or back up camera."

Richard H., PA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Screen goes blank, car will not start,key fob did not allow me to open the car, leaving me stranded"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Does not allow car to start"

Anonymous, CO (2017 GMC Acadia SL 3.6-L V6)

"Car would not start, display screens blank. Had to start car by Remote start function."

Anonymous, CO (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Display would just show a blue screen for hours to days."

Richard H., PA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Screen has gone totally black while driving several times. In additional entire dash went black. This vehicle has had many many electrical problems throughout the car"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Entire radio and display needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Sometimes the vehicle will pair with my Iphone and sometimes it won't. Sometimes shutting vehicle down and starting over will solve problem and sometimes I just wait until the next day or trip."

Don M., OR (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Would freeze and not work"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Entire system would shut off unexpectedly"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Navagation system is from 2015 and there is no update available. current roads are not even displayed on the device"

Scott V., TX (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"get one ring, screen say incoming call, unable to answer. display is then stuck with that message on the screen and none of the other functions on the display can be used until the car has been turned off for a while."

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"It would not pair. I had to disable bluetooth on my phone for awhile. I updated the car and my phone, then it worked."

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"The radio was not maintaining volume between uses. The dealership updated the software and it seems to work now."

Anonymous, CO (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"This continues to be a problem, despite my complaining to the dealership many times. The volume control on the remote control does not work, They claimed they replaced it but I don't believe it."

Karina F., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Screen randomly turned on and off and started back and the beginning. I wasted 4 hours on a saturday at the dealership while they "trouble shooted" the problem, at last determining that I was entitled to a replacement. I only had the car 3 months! It's been 3 months more since they promised me the replacement, and I still don't have it. This cost over $2,000 I bought it so my children would be quiet in the car while I drive- I view this as a safety feature. I paid all this money and still d"

Karina F., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Map updates is expensive and very slow, very poor upgrade techno;ogy"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Parking brake indicator light needed a software update"

Anonymous, IA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The seal around the back center tail light was split and caused the inside of the liftgate to fill with water when it rained. It took 3 different service sessions to fix."

B E., KY (2017 GMC Acadia SL 3.6-L V6)

"Leaks in two places puddled under the passenger floor matt and soured. The leaks were repaired and the carpet and padding were removed and the vehicle was dried out. The padding and carpet were replaced."

R E., GA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"2nd row seats squeaked in there tracks"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"back seat rattle, seat had to be taken apart of reinsulated to stop rattle"

Mark G., CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"From the onset of the new car, squeaks and grinding noise came front he driver side door trim and the dash area."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Front sunshade rattled. Took 3 trips to dealer to correct. Now has rattles coming from other areas."

Anonymous, AL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Moonroof slide rattles"

Anonymous, GA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Sunroof-rattles at the latch. plastic on plastic"

George O., ON (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

"Sunroof sun shield rattled."

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

"A rather annoying rattling noise continues to come from the driver's side view mirror. The dealership replaced the entire side view mirror once, but this did not solve the problem."

Anonymous, NH (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Passenger side front door had to taken apart, found multiple clips not attached correctly causing loose door trim."

Mark G., CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Its been to the dealer 3 times for rattles. Im not overy picky. These rattles are very annoying. Not whar I expect for a 50,000$ vehicle."

Matthew P., IN (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"The latch in the rear hatch rattles. Several areas in door paneling rattle. Front suspension squeaks"

Michelle V., CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"I cannot operate the vehicle with windows down because of the buffeting noise and pressure felt at various speeds. It seems to be affected by the outside wind speed and direction. As an example - rounding a corner will sometimes lessen or increase the problem even though the vehicle has maintained a constant speed. It is very bothersome and unpleasant."

Anonymous, OR (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"This is the noisiest vehicle I have ever owned both wind and road noise is unacceptable"

Scott V., TX (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"parked car . security system completely locked down car.nothing worked"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6-L V6)
Body control module

"Due to soy based wiring, critters have eaten wires causing the issues shown earlier"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Cruise control

"Battery discharged. I accidentally left the hatch open for a few days. We used another battery to start the car. But the cruise control wouldn't work after that. Neither would any of the collision avoidance systems."

Jerry G., ME (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"System failed and had to be replaced"

Jerry G., ME (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Horn

"Horn requires too much pressure to work. It takes two hands to make it work. The dealer says it is normal."

Jerry G., ME (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Horn requires both hands pressing hard just right before it will honk"

Jerry G., ME (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"it locked me out of the car with 2 children inside at a gas station. I couldn't get in on my own then I couldn't start the car with the keyless entry. This car is a lemon please warn others not to waste their time and money"

Karina F., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Remote was not communicating with vehicle. Car couldn't start several times. Remote was replaced 3 times. Electrical problems"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Twice in the last 6 months, my remote has failed to work. Since there is no longer a key that can be used to unlock the vehicle and start the car. I was basically stranded until I could figure out a wat to bypass the remote key fob functionality. One time I had to have the secondary key fob brought to my location, another time I was able to utilize ONSTAR remote services. Both times I felt incredibly helpless at first. The dealer service department has so far been unable to come up with a satisfactory resolution. They did replace the battery in the key fob, but it failed again within about 6 months. Personally, I think there may be an intermittent bug in the remote key fob electronics.I will definitely consider a different vehicle next time that has a real key that can be used to unlock and start the car."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The tire pressure monitor and display is consistently 2 or 3 PSI different (lower) than other external devices used to measure the PSI. This leads to false warning messages on the dash display as well as unfounded emails from ONSTAR about low tire pressure."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Had to have shifter module replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"MY GEAR SHIFT WHEN PUT IN PARK, WOULD NOT LET ME TURN THE VEHICLE OFF UNTILL I played with it."

Thomas L., WI (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

"When I would park in my garage, I would attempt to put in park but I could not until I kept changing gears. A couple of times we thought the car was off but would go back later to find the battery totally discharged. The radio and sound electronics would not work well after that. In fact the radio screen is totally balk today and am taking it back to GMC garage to have it repaired. The service writer told me they were backed up with so many recall work right now."

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"See GM Service bulletin 18-NA-297 about Shift to Park message when already in Park. Shifter mechanism was replaced under warranty. Also applies to Malibu & Traverse."

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"The transmission shifts really hard when starting for a dead stop. Its slips then jerks vehicle once it engage."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Hard shift from 2nd to 3rd gear on a 6 gear transmission. Should if been updated to 9 gear model that is on 2018 Terrain"

Anonymous, IL (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The battery failed, which caused the transmission and other systems to fail. Replacing battery repaired all."

Anonymous, MO (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"I would put the car in Park, but the vehicle wouldn't recognize it. I was unable to turn the car off because the car thought I was in drive."

Brett C., AL (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The transmission sensor went out of my Acadia within 9 months of ownership. It cost $400 to fix. The car would not sense that it was in park and would not allow the button to be pushed to stop the engine. The mechanic said this was a very common problem and because of that he had parts in stock to fix it. If it is that common, that should be a recall and be fixed by GMC."

Anonymous, MO (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C Compressor became noisy at 1000 miles. Dealer replaced. Replacement is now noisy"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"The rear air compressor went out within 6 months of owning the vehicle which made the driver side of the A/C and the back A/C not work. This was a $2300 repair. Thank goodness I bought an extended warranty or I would've been out that money. After talking to several people who have owned the GMC Acadia and looking online, I discovered this is a common problem and many other people have had it happen."

Anonymous, MO (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"It takes several minutes (10-15) for the A/C to start blowing cool air into the cabin. This happens intermediately."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Driver side automatic temp control quit working. It three trips to the shop, the last including the vehicle being out of commission for two weeks . The repair was covered under warranty and a rental car was provided for the two-week period."

L S., MN (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"AC stopped working. took it in. GMC dealer fixed it under warranty. They provided a loner from Enterprise for 2 days at their cost. I'm completely satisfied."

David C., FL (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"heater stopped working during o degree temp. period. when serviced it was a programing error"

Anonymous, RI (2017 GMC Acadia SLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"a computer upgrade problem, not installed. car made heat but but could not get to heater core due to computer problem"

Steven L., RI (2017 GMC Acadia SLE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Coupling ring failed and all refrigerant leaked"

Michelle V., CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Brakes automatically activated when there was not a vehicle, pedestrian or any other object in front of my vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Massive problems with electronics including safety features. Add to that torque steer! Dealer and GM failed responsibly. Makes FORD look good."

J T., TX (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Quit working"

Anonymous, MI (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"On first visit to dealership I was told system check showed everything working fine. Second visit they replaced a sensor in front of vehicle - 2 days later brakes applied automatically with no other vehicles nearby. A couple weeks later they applied automatically again while in my long, straight driveway with nothing in front of vehicle while doing about 5 mph."

Don M., OR (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"First my windshield washer fluid kept leaking. Then my sensors all stopped working. The dealer told me the motor in my washer pump was leaking and the sensor module had corroded. Both needed to be replaced. It was done under warranty of course. The WW pump had been leaking on the module controlling the sensors and that's how it became corroded. Weird. Then I had to wait a few weeks for parts. Ridiculous on a truck that has so few miles on it."

Pattie L., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"I had the vehicle back to the dealer three different times for the same problems. But most concerning was the antilock breaking system indicator on the dash. It would show that there was a problem with the system and then the brake peddle would get very spongy and then act like you jammed on your brake and would vibrate."

James O., PA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"System failed 3 times that controls the parking brake, stability control and ABS"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder leak into the vacuum system."

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

"parking brake (electronic) would not release. Dealer told me not to use it."

David A., MI (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Failed. Had to bring to dealer twice in first month of ownership"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Plastic wheel lip moulding"

Anonymous, TX (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Front drivers side quarter panel was misaligned with the bumper"

Anonymous, CA (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"factory missed a small part on the front fender, gm is going to repaint the entire fender"

Anonymous, PA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Strange humming noise from driveline. Dealer said probably a CV joint or bearing but were unable to find the problem."

Anonymous, CO (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"2 weeks after I bought the vehicle, the car would not respond to the FOB and would not start while I was away from home."

Jim B., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"This also was a significant problem as it was affecting the steering on the vehicle and would indicate it on the dash that it was a problem."

James O., PA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Check engine light kept coming on. First the dealer reset the computer, next they replaced 2 "knock detector sensors, then the replace the alternator and finally they replaced the water pump which seems to have corrected the engine light problem coming on!!"

Anonymous, WI (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)
Engine mounts

"From the very first weekend I had the new Acadia, I heard a rattling noise whenever I turned the steering wheel. I complained to the dealership, and had to waste another few hours while the mechanic "troubleshooted" the problem. He reported he didn't hear anything unusual. I was upset and primed for an argument, then he said he know what I was talking about and he would take care of it. It was under warranty, but it bothered me that this seemed to be a common problem and so it should have be"

Karina F., NY (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery failed at 9000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"The strut mount or tower was broken and had to be replaced."

Theodore E., CA (2017 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission was bad when we got the vehicle. Made clicking sounds, struggled with 3rd gear"

David B., NY (2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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