GMC Acadia Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Recalls-Recalls-Recalls & Now Transmission

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I bought this 2017 August of 2016. I have had it in for many recalls I think we are up to 5 maybe 6 in the last year. I have never been able to get the foot activated rear hatch to open with my foot. The over head console where

Review submitted by:KD33

Pros:Nice ride, comfortable, just the right size.

Cons:Too Many Recalls that takes my time & gas

Say goodbye to the awesome Acadia

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Our family owns a 2012, a 2013 and a 2014 Acadia. Looks like our streak ends there. We got a new 2017 version as a loaner when one of our went into service. Its smaller (can you say Terrain) and I dont like the styling. Seems like they are copying

Review submitted by:bvd2112

Pros:None

Cons:4 cylinder, too small, only thing big is blindspot

Not the Acadia I expect

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Decent vehicle. Drives great and has the amazing GMC quality one should expect. But, it is not an Acadia. An Acadia is a mid to large sized SUV such as the 2014 Acadia I previously owned. I wanted to try the new one but it was the wrong move. This

Review submitted by:Southern Nebraskan

Pros:Easy to drive, well put together

Cons:Wayyy too small, not an Acadia

For the price GM should of secured interior panels

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

GM should of made sure that panels on doors and top curtains didn't make too much rattle on smooth roads. Rear side handles to lower seats are hard to operate, and maybe for their 2020 vehicles the rear sunroof will open up as well. All in all I give this

Review submitted by:Lou s

Pros:Looks, handling, interior design, accesability.

Cons:Interior rattle, and rear storage space.

Very dissapointed

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I owned a 2016 Acadia Denali and loved it. This 2018 has terrible road noise and not the same quality as the '16. Will be trading soon.

Review submitted by:Debbie Y

Driver vision

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My height is 5ft, 4in. and the mirrors along with the windshield moldings drastically reduce my vision when looking to the left. I am 62 years old, had my first auto accident this past week. I could not see the car to my left at a 4 way stop. A

Review submitted by:George M

Painful seats

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The driver seat kills my back around the tailbone. And, the steering wheel is too slippery. Other than that, great car. Never thought that I would want to return a brand new car but seriously...it is really bad and painful to drive.

Review submitted by:Yngwie 88

Pros:Info system, looks, performance

Cons:Seats, uncomfortable, slick steering wheel

Wish never bought

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Whining when ac turned on. Moon roof covers do not fit flush. gap between hood and fender too wide. Black side runners hard to clean. Been in shop 4 times in 6 months.

Review submitted by:Guy T

Pros:Looks great. Lots of safety features.

Cons:Noisy A/C

Poor design, and quality

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

GMC

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Having compressor replaced, whistling sound when AC on Hi and accelerate. Both moonroof shades dont close completely. Stiff ride. Can see engine parts between hood and fender, gap is so wide.

Review submitted by:GG Y

Pros:Roomy interior

Cons:Too many to list

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