GMC Acadia Engine Problems and Repair Descriptions at TrueDelta (2022)

2019 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7500 miAnnoying rattle inside the cabin. They found a broken exhaust flange

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2017 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

74000 mi

US $800

thermostat failed
58000 mireplace the radiator for leaking

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2016 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $50

Po462. Hard start after tank fill. Replaces the purge solenoidPo171/174*running lean. Replaces the upper PCV. On air intake

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

14000 miFuel delivery system, Pump A has to be replaced was trigerring a chk engine light under acceleration and if the tank gas level was below 1/2!
70000 mi

US $2000

[coolant] Leaks
80000 mi

US $5000

Replace stretched timing chain

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 miEngine oil leakFrom pan and coverPan and cover removed and resealed
19200 miWarning light came on to check engine. Dealer reset code. Said it was minor.
25000 miExhaust
114000 mi

US $850

Reprogramed ignition to CPU

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2015 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

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2014 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

90000 miFront, left motor mount broken
96000 miA hose was loose allowing exhaust to leak into the cabin. I suspect it was pulled loose when they replaced the engine mount, but I can't be sure.
115000 miThe car was driving fine then it stumbled very badly, shook a lot, and died in traffic. Wouldn't restart. Towed to the dealer and they said there was a hole in one of the pistons and with the damage that it caused, a new engine was needed. After labor and tax, it would be $7800.00

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

20500 mivery Minor oil leak.
2000 miPopping noise when making sharp turns, under passenger front. Determined to be exhaust hitting heater pipes-Dealer wrapped heater pipes with rubber to isolate the sound if pipes come in contact.

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2013 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

71000 mi

US $50

EVAP Valve Replaced
20800 miOil leak.
42160 mi


Coolant was overheating and spilling. Required new water pump and radiator cap.

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $220

Evap intake valve failure. Common problem for Acadia over 50K miles.
92000 mi

US $900

fuel rail pressure sensor and trouble codes

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2012 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31500 mi

US $390

Dealer claimed that one of the ignition coils had failed.
72900 mi

US $600

Dealer replaced water pump under warantee.
77000 mi

US $151

Cooling system diagnostic. It runs fine until the outside temperature hits 95+. It hasn't been that hot. My question for the service manager was what happens if I tow?
11240 miCylinder misfire caused traction control ans stabilatrack to shut down.Engine cylinder misfire caused the whole car to shut down.
68100 mi

US $252

Emission evap solenoid
150660 mi

C $150

spark plug change

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64000 mi

US $150

Motor Mounts replaced
21000 micoolant use/loss. Water pump leak when cold. water pump was replacedengine oil leak by oil filter adapter. Dealer replaced oil filter.Stated it was leaking. Dealer failed to clean area. Will have to recheck myself after a few hundred miles. Dealer also changed oil. overfilled by 1/2 a quart
25000 miCheck engine light on,engine reduced power message DTC PO091. Found and repaired high pressure fuel pump yellow control wire shorted to ground a radiator fan support
24000 miLeaking timing chain cover seal. Dealer fixed.Water pump leaking.
44000 mi

US $182

Oil leak from engine cover.
24000 miLeaking water pump replaced under power train warranty.
30000 miReplaced motor mount
41800 mi

US $1650

Bank of fuel injectors had to be replaced on one side of the engine.
60000 mi

US $2400

other bank of fuel injectors failed. 1 motor mount replaced.
76000 mi

US $875

Replaced water pump.Replaced an engine mount.
115000 mi

US $1800

Replaced water pump.
132900 mi

US $300

Noticed heater wasn't blowing hot air. Hubby ck'd and found radiator fluid leak. Took to local repair shop; found source of leak was radiator which they replaced. BAM! problem solved! Heating great again!!!
85000 mi

US $1200

Noted car running rough when we drove it out driveway after leaving it in our garage for 2 weeks (out of town). Took to dealer for inspection: Rodent incursion. Chipmunk nibbled through wiring harness. Made nest and stored acorns. New wiring harness installed after cleaning up mess.
65700 mileaking seal to engine caused clicking noise. Dealer said a bulletin stated this condition appeared at 50,000 miles, which was when our appeared. Warranty covered, just barely.
70000 mi

US $650

Water pump leaking, had to be replaced at 5 years and 70k miles

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2011 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

37200 miwater pump leak, warranty repair
27000 mi02 sensors in bank one went out. caused check engine light to activate.
50000 miWater pump failed. Spewed coolant on the ground. Dealer replaced pump. All work was covered under warranty.
47000 mi

US $100

Water pump failed.
200000 mi

US $1100

Replaced all catalytic converters (3) and associated oxygen sensors. Replaced spark plugs and wires
7300 miwater intrusion on plug and coil #1
28700 mireplace sparks and coils
32700 miengine check light..engine misfire. could not problem since
42000 mi

US $236

engine misfire in cylinder one. Replaced all sparkplugs and number one coil
53000 micheck engine light. Had local mechanic read, misfire in cylander 1.Already had new plug and coil replaced in cylander 1. Light seems to want to come on every once in a while. Turned off light, did not seek any repair.
63600 mi

US $600

Verhicle over heated...Water pump bad..replaced under power train warranty
75700 miCoolant leaked out and engine overheated. Water pump had gone out, covered under powertrain warranty.
100000 mi

US $950

Check engine light was coming on and off for several weeks. Dealer diagnosed that the timing chain was stretched and out of the acceptable tolerance limit. GM agreed to 50/50 on the repair cost since it was less than 3 months past warranty.
72000 mi

US $31

Vehicle would not want to start after refueling, and posted a check engine light. Scanned the code, and determined that the purge valve was malfunctioning. Replaced the purge valve, cleared codes, vehicle runs fine now.
78000 mi

US $15

Was getting a CEL posting, so scanned and found an emissions leak code. Replaced fuel cap to remedy.
82000 mi

US $615

"Tighten fuel cap" message flashed in DIC frequently, and a check engine light was posted. I replaced the fuel cap, but the issue persisted. Drapery diagnosed it as a faulty evaporative purge canister by fuel tank. Replaced the canister.
84000 mi

US $200

"Tighten fuel cap" light came back on, and code P0455 was set again. The found that the other valve, replaced last December, was bad. And upon further inspection, they found it was actually full of oil, due to high amounts of blow into the intake. Started a case with GM Customer Service.

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

91000 miEngine mount bad. Noticed while they were fixing the ac. Under oem powertrain.
90000 miWater pump is leaking. Water pump replaced.
26000 miwater pump leak
56000 miBroken motor mounts
70000 miMotor mounts replaced.
67000 miAn oil leak was noticed. Took it to the dealer and a seal was replaced under drive train warranty at no charge.
16120 miDay 1: Dash (gauges, fan controls, radio) all stopped working while in drive mode. Day 2: Dash stopped working again, engine shut itself off while in drive mode. Dropped off to dealer immediately. Dealer could not replicate, problem hasn't returned.
43400 mi

C $75

timing chain, Oxygen sensor
51700 miThrew a rod.
64700 mi

US $700

Check engine lights. They replaced sensors, but has to go back twice to get fixed.
44500 miReplaced catalytic sensor
47000 miLeaking coolant
71000 miTiming belt stretched
44000 miDrive chain
53000 miWater pump began leaking ~3 weeks after car was at the dealer for inspection under the "water pump shaft seal" recall. Dealer replaced entire water pump at no-cost under the 5yr powertrain warranty.
80600 mi

C $200

Sensor for timing failed. Engine started to shake & red engine light came on & engine stalled.

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2010 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

157300 mi2 broken motor mounts
14880 miOil leaked a few drops on the garage floor every day. Fixed at dealership. Wasn´t told what it was, probably something simple since they took care of it pretty quickly.
21080 miCheck engine light came on also traction control lights on. Dealer reset computer and order parts to replace on fuel injectors expecting parts next week.
29760 mi


Car overheated had to be towed and water pump replaced
44640 miCar running hot with ac on turning ac off cooled the car. They couldn't find a problem. Reflashed the software, no charge. No problem since. We'll see next summer.
69440 mi


Replaced timming chains, had a light on apparently stretched timming chains.
46000 miOil Leak in the Engine Area

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

72320 miWater pump shaft seal leak. Covered under GM's extended warranty for the affected part.
7000 miApparent problem with transmission control system software that caused revving, bucking, or unresponsiveness
23000 miWork on service stabilitrak/service traction control messages that are displayed on dashboard about once a week.
16141 miCheck engine light was on- replaced coil for cylinder number 4.Check engine light was on- replaced coil for cylinder number 4.
16000 miCheck engine light - computer indicated lean fuel condition. Replaced fuel sensor module and some other stuff in the fuel area. Left dealer, check engine light came back on 2 miles down the road.Stretched timing chain. Need to replace timing chain, gaskets, etc. Also addressed TSB on power steering noise (whine).All fixed.
31000 miReflashed the engine control software to prevent timing chain stretch issues.
32000 miCheck Engine Light on. Dealership advised stretched OHV timing chains. R&R timing chains, sprockets and hydraulic chain tensioners.
85300 miEngine code P0008 cam position displayed with engine lack of power. Dealer diagnoses showed stretched engine timing chains. Replaced all timing chains under GM special extended warranty. This is the 2nd replacement of the timing chains.
89400 mi

US $80

Engine missing out during acceleration. Engine trouble code showed misfire in cylinder #2. Replaced ignition coil on cylinder #2. Problem solved.
40000 mi

US $350

Dealership had to replace my fuel injectors and advised me not to use VALERO fuel due to the black residue their fuel contains. Supposedly this has happened to many people and damaged many vehicles.
55000 mi

US $795

Supposedly another coil went bad. This is the third time a coil has needed to be replaced. It is a very expensive repair. I would gladly get rid of my GMC Acadia if I could.
61000 miCheck engine light remained on for a couple months but no problems were evident. Finally took it in and the catalytic converter had to be ordered and replaced.
77000 mi

US $700

Coil #6 repaired/replaced. Fuel injectors flushed. Got rid of car on November 25, 2011.
29000 mi

US $650

Car was not getting good gas miles. Did an fuel line cleaning.
54000 mi

US $1144

Broken engine mount
75000 mi

US $700

replace water pump
75000 mi

US $1200

replace catalytic converter
5000 mi

US $30

Transmission reflash for shift patterns on "09" Acadia's built prior to 10/08
53300 mi

US $245

Front engine motor mount was broke. Part replacd.
86000 mi

US $3200

Engine oil leak underneath chassis. Major work removing rear main housing, replacing seals and gaskets.Cracked motor mount replaced.
102000 mi

US $1095

Oil pressure sensor leaking through to connector. Installed new sensor and cleaned connectorFront engine motor mount broken. Mount was replaced. This was the third time this mount has broken since the car was new. One paid for under extended warranty, two paid for by owner
58000 miBlown head Gasket. Replaced both Head gaskets, timing chains.
61500 miEngine shutter under load at low RPM. I replaced ignition coils and plugs. CarMax had replaced transmission but did not fix problem. My work fixed problem.
57500 mi

US $320

Water pump was bad, dealer found it was leaking and replaced under 100,000 mile warantyWater pump was bad, dealer found it was leaking and replaced under 100,000 mile waranty
95000 mi

US $2100

engine mount, spark plugs and one coil. GM paid 80% of the cost of all these repairs except for the brake fluid and spark plugs.
110000 mi

US $1100

Motor mount
116000 mi

US $250

Needed on Coil mod replacedCheck engine light came on. Diagnostic test showed Catalytic converter issues.
119000 mi

US $1300

Fuel injector removed and cleaned , new hose and gaskets. fuel injection system cleanednew spark plugs and coils, 2 had gone bad.
128000 mi

US $850

Left catalytic converter replaced. Engine Error would not go away
29000 miWater pump leak
116700 mi

US $800

Ignition coil number 5 needed replaced
121000 mi

US $1000

Replace left side Catalytic converter
25000 mileak in the water pump.
9000 miTransmission/engine re-flash to address shift delay problem on 2009 models built before October 2009.
4000 misoot build up on exhaust tips and blowing on rear hatch. dealer states normal. Vehicle appears to be running rich/unburned fuel.
10700 micheck engine light code PO008. Dealer reset light.Light stayed off but timing chain was replaced due to known problem with certain build dates.Vehicle only had 10,600 miles and ran good.Fuel mileage has improved after repair!
32000 micar just died,had to be towed to nearest GMC dealer. Electroic modulator went bad

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2009 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

78100 mi

US $1200

Four ignition coils and sparkplugs were replaced because of occasional misfiring.
91000 mi

US $2500

Catalytic converter replaced
88000 miCheck engine light on, dealer was unable to find the problem. Also had a problem with the car appearing to start and then when I put into gear it would die.
69000 miCar was missing when the under a load. replaced coils 3-5
70300 mi

US $3700

Oil leak
78000 mi

US $850

Cylinder 5 misfire, needed new injector
79000 mi

US $2985

Replaced 2 cam shafts and rocker arms. Most of cost covered by extended warranty. Total repair costs in 1 year of ownership $10,000+
87000 mi

US $500

Extreme carbon build up on top engine. Required several rounds of cleaner to fix. Also had plugs and one coil replaced. It was registering a cylinder 6 misfire and running really rough.
18000 miTSB for Engine Control, May 2009 SW update, for early 2009 build vehicles experiencing problems on acceleration and right turns
75000 mi

US $1000

Slow coolant loss, traced to failing water pump
88100 mi

US $1100

Engine misfiring, bad coils. Replaced all coils and plugs
125800 mi

US $400

oil pressure sensor failed, reported zero oil pressure
130700 mi

US $1300

Check engine lightCatalytic converter stage failedReplaced Catalytic converter
¤5000known Acadia issue as per the dealer, injectors fails and the car stops suddenly in the middle of the road( not all services are done on time as per dealer and GMC recommendations!!!). recovery to take to the dealer and almost two weeks to.
79000 miNew water pump
80000 mi

US $600

replaced ignition coils
70000 mi

US $400

Check engine light turned. Cylinder #3 was misfiring. Replaced all plugs and wires. Replace #3 ignition coil.
40000 miCooling fan would engage and run excessively during driving and after the car would be turned off. Fix targeted to cooling pump.
54900 miThis was a warranty related repair.
27500 miEngine light on. Replace a coil.
21000 miCheck engine light on. Dealer reset and stated they couldn't find a problem associated with codes.Check engine light came on 4 days after leaving dealer. Took to a different dealer (on a road trip). That dealer stated that the codes were "old" and reset the light.After we returned home we took the Acadia to our selling dealer. They had to keep it for 4 days and were eventually able to replicate problem (engine light, rough handling) and replaced fuel injector 1. No problems since.
2000 miCheck engine light. Code was for loose gas cap - poor fuel tank vacuum. Dealer service center determined problem was bad gas cap. Replaced under warranty.Now OK.
78300 miEngine light/ code: cam shaft sensor problem and detected miss fire. Well known timing chain problem. Timing chain replaced.
16000 mio2 sensor...3 different codes. Had to order part.Updated transmission per TSB.
99000 miOne of the engine mounts needed replacing. Parts-only cost because it was already being worked on for a transmission issue.
144000 mi

US $3350

Stretched timing chains, error code P00017. Timing chains and tensioners replaced along with necessary gaskets, etc.Engine mount replaced.
98000 mi

US $200

Oil sensor needed to be replaced
108700 mi

US $1800

Cooling hoses leaking and replaced
126000 mi

US $2900

Engine mount snapped
68820 mi

C $113

Went to turn the corner and had no power. The dash indicated service stabilitrak, service traction control and engine power is reduced. Called dealer, they picked up; did diagnostic and replaced accelerator pedal position sensor.
56000 miwater pump started pouring antifreeze out
67000 mi

US $1350

Engine light. Ignition miss on cyl 2.

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4000 miVehicle would shudder, transmission was not shifting properly.Transmission shifting problems
62000 mi

US $3600

Timing Chain cover seal leaking. Second time in. They just fix it with a poor quality silicon sealant (not gasket) so it pops up again. Requires removal of engine.

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

56200 mi

US $400

Two days after June repair, I noticed a leak (10-16 oz) of red fluid at right front corner of engine compartment. I had previously informed the dealer & local mech about it. It was a leak from the water pump. Replaced pump.
129000 mi

US $30

Low oil pressure warning - Mechanic said it is sensor leaking/weeping, oil pressure is ok. Replacement Sensor will cost $500.
144000 mi

US $300

Evap System, High Purge sensor warning - replaced solenoidRough-running engine - Ignition coil for cylinder #3 was bad - replacedSeal leaking (slight) at front crankshaft - replaced
162000 mi

US $463

Replaced resonator in exhaust system
169500 mi

US $215

Replaced PCV Tube & breather air duct
100000 mi

US $250

CEL was diagnosed to be a fuel vent filter that needed to be replaced.
43000 mi

US $145

PCV valve was leaking oil.
103000 mi

US $900

Purge valve.
112000 mi

US $274

replace water pump
145000 mi

US $350

The car would shudder when shifting gears. Dealer was not able to identify the a specific problem. Recommended cleaning throttle body and fuel injectorsMechanic says car has random misfiring on all ports. Oil discovered on spark plug filament. Recommended replacing front and rear valve covers. PCV is located within the valve cover assembly.
62000 miWater pump leaking, replaced.
39000 miWater pump was leaking.Engine was leaking oil from the front cover. Engine had to be pulled to replace the seal. While the engine was pulled, technician found excessive camshaft endplay. Camshafts and heads were repaired.
65800 miOil leak
14683 miWarranty Work.Had May8th transmission update completed.Had sunroof Recall completed.
106200 miWater pump leak. Replaced
134700 mi

US $100

Bad purge valve
50000 miWater pump leak noticed. Water pump replaced.
55000 mi

US $312

Engine squealing noise at start up and through 30mph.
34000 miCoolant thermostat and water pump replaced.
28000 miReplaced intake exhaust valve
12000 miDid the May 8 Transmission Flash to change shift points.
57660 miTotal engine failed, They could not find the problem, still not running
57660 mi


Replaced Engine
60760 miSame engine problem
20000 miECM/TCM Reprogramming for Driveability Issues. Transmission dead spot between 2nd and 3rd when shifting. Dangerous when entering highway traffic. Excessive accelerator pedal travel required to speed up or force drop to lower gear.
80000 miRadiator fluid 1/2 gallon low. Discovered due to service bulletin. Overflow tank showed full. Removed vanity cover to acess radiator cap and fluid was low. Suspect rear AC evaporator and long cooling lines not properly de-aired at assembly.
90000 miwater pump leaking. small puddle under car overnight.was checked previously under TSB for low coolant level from factory fill not being de-aired.
127000 mi

US $100

Throttle body inop
130 mi

US $8

Remove throttle body and mass air flow sensor and clean varnish, oil and residue with CRC TB cleaner and MAF cleaner and reinstall
50000 miNoticed coolant under vehicle in garage. Took vehicle to dealer which diagnosed a leaking water pump. Water pump replaced be dealer, in shop for approx 3 hours. Successful repair.
77500 miOil leak from timing chain cover (engine front cover). Engine removed and timing chain cover resealed.
8000 miAttempted optional May 8th TSB for flat spot when accelerating transmission reflash. Flash did not take, must be done again.
3000 miEngine light went on erroneously and the transmission was not shifting smoothly. (On-star report didn't pick up anything significantly wrong when the light first appeared.) The repair was to update some of the engine and transmission software.
34000 miTransmission sluggish between 40mph and 60 mph.
23000 miWater pump leak which was then replaced
41000 mi

US $285

Replaced camshaft position sensor in left bank

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2008 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

6200 miCheck engine light during snowstorm. OnStar ran diagnostic: not enough power getting to wheels. Instructed us to go to dealer within 7 days. CEL went out a few days later. I believe dealer cleared the codes and did software update(work order not clear).
9000 miAmbient Temp sensor reads wrong.Avg MPG reading gets stuck on 11.3 and will not change untill reset.Car is getting about 10 MPG.
24000 miHeater not working, multiple alarms, and reduced engine power. Water pump replaced.
36000 miDealer found motor oil leak. Will repair when doing other repairs
37000 mi

US $250

Oil leak repairedCoolant leak repaired
38500 miValve timing chain cover oil seep, remove engine install new cover gasket, new valve timing actuators, new intake gaskets, reinstall engine and set wheel alignment.
152000 mi

US $205

A heater hose T-fitting connecting 3 hoses sheared and caused massive coolant leak. The fitting is a non replaceable part. It is part of an assembly of hoses that cost $153.
156000 mi

US $6000

The camshafts wore out the camshaft bearings and moved laterally as a result and its gears jumped out of place in the timing chain. The engine stopped producing power needed towing. All upper engine parts replaced.
50000 mi

US $220

I experienced drop in engine power after I accelerated rapidly. Turning the auto off and restarting it twice cleared up the diagnostic center except for the engine light. The dealer said to bring it in soon for a checkup.
61060 miWater pump replaced.
64480 mi

C $400

Belt replaced
53500 mi

US $860

Dirty throttle caused the actuator to seize
22000 miReluctor had to be replaced inside engine
24000 miEngine light on for a few weeks, car did not have normal pep.
12000 miNoticed excessive shifting while highway driving with cruise control on. Dead spot on acceleration from 40 to 55mph.
8000 miStill experiencing hesitation in shifting despite previous flash. Found TSB #08-07-30-022 to recalibrate shift points. TCM flash completed.
26000 miVehicle was overheating at low speeds. Water pump was found to be cracked and leaking. Replaced water pump under warranty.
67160 mi

C $700

Diagnostic ($140.00) revealed dirty valves. Dealer recommended Wynn's cleans ($300.00). This all stemmed from the engine light coming on.
54000 mi

US $850

The following service was performed at 53k miles: Water Pump replaced. Coolant flush and filled. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced.
85000 mi

US $600

Engine ventilation problem. GM has a TSB regarding this problem. replace valve cover,valve cover gasket, and PCV tube.
93700 mi

US $360

water pump broken - leaking fluids.
30380 mi

C $120

Two litres of anti-freeze on garage floor. Unable to duplicate, no repeat performance as yet. I suspect the infamous water pump. Time will tell!
65000 mi

US $2200

Coolant started leaking after road trip. Took to dealer and replaced water pump due to bad shaft seal.Timing chain was stretched coding as a camshaft sensor. $1700 labor.
66800 mi

US $540

Timing chain was stretched coding as a camshaft sensor. $1700 labor.
122000 mi

US $600

Timing chains needed to be replacedThrowing codes p0016, p0017, p0018
30000 mi

US $500

rough idle
47000 milosing coolant
53000 mitiming chain cover, timing chainsoxygen sensor
64900 miRough idle. Replaced fuel pump wiring. Did not correct the problem.
74000 miRough idle. No problem found.
66500 mi

US $185

Replaced thermostat and coolant
86000 micheck engine light. Problem... replace purge valve
45000 miReplaced the water pump
87000 miThe water pump started leaking very badly about a week after the trans was rebuilt. This was also repaired under warranty.
73800 miWaterpump leaking fluid.
83700 miWater pump was leaking. A buletin has been issued by GMC that cover leaking water pump for 10yrs or 190k
20000 miDealer trying to detemine transmission problem noticed in July. Said previous dealer misdiagnosed the problem. NTF, but when car returned the Service Engine light was on - P0222 - knock sensor bank 2.Found bad knock sensor for bank 2. Dealer stated this may have been my transmission problem back in July - yeah right. Replaced the sensor only not the ECM.
83500 miCheck engine light, diagnosis: ..OHC problem, replaced complete system
41000 mi

US $65

Service engine light due to valve problem.Had to remove head and repair/replace valve(s)
4300 miTransmission problems - software
5900 miEngine rebuild - Heads and camTransmission - Software upgrade
40300 mi

US $100

Oil Leak front timing coverWater pump seal leaking. Replaced water pump.

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

57660 miCheck engine light was on intermittently, rough running, remote start not working and hesitation to start in cold weather. Timing chains were worn. Significant repair effort but covered under warranty.
15000 miIntake manifold valve malfunctioned and was causing a check-engine light. The errant valve was replaced.
42000 mi

US $100

water pump leaking--replaced
46000 mitiming chain stretched. timing chain replaced
5500 misticking fuel gauge - no fix from dealer.sticking temp gauge - no fix from dealer.vehicle was delivered to me with low coolant and thus overheated during the sales person review.
17951 miDelay in acceleration/hesitation when coming out of turns.AC does not blow cold.
91000 miInstalled new timing chain under warrantee
16000 mi

US $85

Hesitation fixed with software flash update.
58000 miCoolant leaking, turned out to need a new water pump.
147000 mi

US $1100

Intake value
24000 miNew head
48000 mi

US $260

Told I had a coolant leak and the water pump was replaced under warranty. Noted at least one other customer had the same problem and wondered if the dealer was replacing every water pump that came in
80000 miTiming chain was replaced under an extended warranty
131000 mi

US $3028

Timing chain needs replaced, received an alert for the problem but it expired at 120,000. Gm will not extend it so i am stuck with it. Very unhappy with this vehicle manufacturer.
82000 mi

US $300

Water pump failed causing the car to overheat
23000 miA "vent tube" on intake system was broken by the mechanic while disabling the heated windshield washer due to a recall notice.
44000 miI discovered an oil leak; dealer replaced front engine cover seal
65100 mistupid oxygen sensor - I have not repaired it yet
88820 miwater pump should have been a recall but only replaced with failure - could have destroyed engine
3000 miCheck engine light on - diagnosed as a faulty emissions control cannister in fuel tank. Parts ordered and follow-up appointment made.Fuel tank removed and replacement emissions control cannister installed in fuel system.
5000 miCheck engine light on - problem with gas tank vapor recovery system. Diagnosed as bad valve in vapor recovery system, but this is same problem previously "fixed" with replacement of emissions vapor cannister months previously.
6000 miA part previously ordered - a control valve in the evaporative emmisions system was installed, completing the repair of the item intially reported in November.
85000 mi

US $330

Replaced engine water pumpReplaced engine water pump
1000 miThe car would literally stop moving until the car was turned off and turned back on….not a good thing in the middle of an intersection. Happened again within 24 hours of getting the car back. Email 012408
2000 miUnsuccessful repair -- problem occurred again within 24 hours.
19000 miCheck Engine Light was on for almost two days then went off while driving to the Dealer.
51000 mi

US $550

Water pump leaking badly in garage. Replaced at owner expense.
66000 miTiming chain was identified as STRETCHED, and was replaced under warranty while it was in for a transmission rebuild. The dealer indicated that there were diagnostic codes associated with this problem in the Acadia's computer log.Engine cylinder head clearance was 'out of tolerance' according to the service advisor and was REPLACED under the factory 5 year / 100K power train warranty.
87000 miEngine light on, code says gas vent is the problem.
93000 mi

US $100

Engine light on, code says gas vent is the problem. Mechanic replaced gas vent solenoid.
94000 miTiming Chain under warranty
118000 mi

US $90

Service Stabilitrac Error: The Throttle Body Intake was cleaned as it had a pint of frothy oil in the intake tubing. Cleaning fixed the problem.
157000 mi

US $200

Replaced rusty muffler.
158000 mi

US $10

Stabilitrak Traction Control OFF & Reduced Engine Power when operating below 10 degrees F.Significant oil found in throttle body intake. Replaced one PCV, unclogged the other & cleaned throttle body.
115000 mi

US $845

Replaced throttle body and pcv valve
163000 mi

US $85

Timing chains stretched
168000 miNeeded new timing chain, would have been $2000 to fix it.

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2007 GMC Acadia 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

70680 miSeals and oil leak from the last Drive train and sensor repair.
8000 micheck engine light was on. Replaced pressure sensor on gas tank.
25000 mioil leak
39000 miCheck engine light came on. Next step is to replace timing chain. Parts ordered.Check engine light came on. Cam sensor replaced but problem came back.
99500 miReplaced timing chain after cam sensor replacement did not fix problem.
95000 miWater pump, covered under shadow warranty
82000 miKnown bulletin about timing chain play for 07 Acadia and some Cadillac engines. Engine warning light and code of P0014 for camshaft chains out of tension specs. Dealer replaced all engine chains under original auto warranty.
5000 miTransmission/ECM reflash
35340 miWarranty Repair of leaky rear main seal
53940 miWater Pump failure...repaired under warranty
1000 miCheck engine light came on. Computer indicated a possible problem with an electronic control module. Dealer replaced it.
71000 miTiming belt needed to be changed.
104000 mi

US $7000

Engine blown. Connecting rod went through the sidewall of the block. Car out-of-warranty (103,000 miles). Paid in full for repair ($7000). New engine sourced from GM. No assistance from GM.
76000 mi

US $220

check engine light on. #1 Cylinder misfiring. #1 cylinder ignition coil needed replacement. Though entire engine was replaced in November, still had to pay for ignition coil replacement.Replaced ignition coil and spark plug. CEL cleared.
33000 miHappened again on a day when it rained heavy. It started with locking up of steering wheel and malfunctioning of brakes, followed by malfunctioning traction control, battery power, followed by engine temp gauge dancing up and down. Just scary stuff.
17360 miPower dies when exiting corners. Dealer says this is a known issue and recommends reprogramming transmission. Vehicle problem is now worse.
22940 miPower lag fixed when exiting corners but truck now stays in too high a gear and vibrates when driving 50km/h to 70 km/h
15000 miDirty transmission sensor causing "limp mode"
8000 miECM and TCM reflash for transmission flash. This was a TSB, but optional for consumers looking to get better shift points and improved throttle response to driver's actions.
63000 mi

US $700

Failed water pump. Pump was replaced
60100 mitiming chains were stretched. GMC extended the warranty on this item. Engine had to be dropped to repair. Full parts and labor covered.
3400 miTCM updated-slow to accelerate
8122 miReflashed the ECM and TCM. Replaced latch on Rear Liftgate(Manual Liftgate)Vehicle shifts much better with new program.
30000 mi

US $100

Check Engine light came on. After diagnosis, it was determined that the timing chains had to be replaced.
35000 mi

US $35

Replaced engine mount.
76000 miCheck Engine Light w/codes P0016, P0017, P0018. Performed re-calibration of ECM including OLM interval change. Check Engine Light still illuminated so Timing Chains were replaced.
59000 mi

US $150

coolant leak.. it was determined that the water pump was defective
58000 mi

US $137

intake duct damaged by dealer in earlier repair on order will have to return to complete repair.

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2007 GMC Acadia 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

62000 mi

US $746

Water pump replacement.
81000 mi

US $302

Harmonic Balancer became defective and stripped part of the main belt.

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What year did the GMC Acadia have engine problems? ›

Acadia Model Years to Avoid: 2012 and 2013

Return of engine failure.

How much does it cost to replace a motor in a GMC Acadia? ›

The average cost for a GMC Acadia blower motor replacement is between $256 and $266. Labor costs are estimated between $38 and $48 while parts are priced at $218. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location. Related repairs may also be needed.

What kind of problems do GMC Acadias have? ›

Fuse block connections causing engine stalls

The GMC Acadia is not new to engine problems, particularly with the earlier models. Drivers have reported over 703 complaints related to engine and transmission. According to most drivers, the vehicle suddenly slows down and stops in the middle of the road.

What does a flashing check engine light mean on a GMC Acadia? ›

If the check engine light in your 2022 GMC Acadia starts flashing, that means that the problem needs attention instantly and your GMC should be brought in quickly. This blinking light normally indicates a severe engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be dumped into the exhaust system.

Why is my Acadia sputtering? ›

Fuel injector nozzles can become clogged over time, which can lead to a sputtering engine, slow acceleration and the car not having enough power. Fuel injectors can be cleaned if the problem is caught early, but as the conditions worsens, the injectors may have to be replaced.

What causes a misfire in a GMC Acadia? ›

Common reasons for this to happen:

Faulty spark plugs or wires. Faulty ignition coil. Broken piston rings.

What are the worst years for GMC Acadia? ›

The 2008, 2007, And 2017 Model Years Are The Most Problematic Acadia Models. According to the CarComplaints website, the 2008 GMC Acadia has the most complaint cases and is also considered the worst Acadia ever for its high repair costs and low mileage malfunctions.

How long do Acadia engines last? ›

Today's vehicles are built to last, so it's certainly possible that your GMC Acadia could last for about 200,000 miles. This number, however, is dependent on your driving habits and how well you keep up with maintenance.

Is it cheaper to repair or replace an engine? ›

A scheduled overhaul is almost always less expensive than a new engine. Rebuilding to repair is usually cheaper than buying a new engine, too. You may save up to half of the cost of a new engine by rebuilding. However, sometimes rebuilding is not a good option.

Is it better to replace or repair an engine? ›

Your vehicle relies on its engine for everything , so when the engine starts to go bad due to time, mileage, or mechanical failure , you'll want to replace it as soon as possible. There are several ways to go about doing this. Replacing it with a low-mileage used engine is usually the best and least expensive option.

Is it worth replacing an engine in a car? ›

If the rest of the vehicle is in good condition mechanically and is a newer vehicle, an engine replacement could be the best option budget-wise. Engine replacement or rebuilding can be cost-effective when it comes to saving money rather than spending thousands on a new vehicle.

Is there any recalls on GMC acadias? ›

General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2022 Cadillac XT5, XT6, and GMC Acadia vehicles. The left-rear suspension toe link may have been tightened improperly, which could result in a loose or separated toe link. A loose toe link can separate and cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What is high mileage for a GMC Acadia? ›

The GMC Acadia is a robust SUV that can last around 200,000 miles with proper maintenance and responsible use. Based on 15,000 miles driven per year, you can expect 13.5 years of service from your Acadia before the vehicle breaks down or major parts need replacing.

What is the average life of a GMC Acadia? ›

The GMC Acadia can last for 200,000 miles on average. That, of course, is subject to maintenance and your driving habits, amongst other factors. If you drive 15,000 miles every year like the average driver, that's about 13 years and possibly more.

Which is worse flashing or solid check engine light? ›

A check engine light flashing– as opposed to a continuously illuminated check engine light – should never be ignored. A flashing CEL indicates a severe problem, one that requires immediate car repair. In other words, if your check engine light is flashing, pull over and call a tow service.

Can I drive with flashing check engine? ›

The rule of thumb is that if the check engine light is flashing, you can't keep driving the car. It's an emergency. Often it indicates an engine misfire. If you keep driving, you will likely cause irreversible damage, mostly to the (expensive) catalytic converter.

Is a solid or blinking check engine light worse? ›

In most cases, a check engine light will shine steadily, a serious reminder that something is amiss in your vehicle. If the light is blinking, however, your minor annoyance and concern just got elevated. If the check engine light is blinking, get to the nearest trustworthy mechanic you know.

What causes an engine to stutter when accelerating? ›

An acceleration problem is usually the result of insufficient fuel, air, or spark during the combustion process. Worn-out spark plugs or the electrical cables attached to them are one of the most common causes of cars stuttering.

What causes hesitation and sputtering? ›

One of the most common causes of a sputtering engine is an issue with the vehicle's fuel system—the filter, pump, and injectors. These three critical components work together to ensure fuel flows smoothly from the fuel tank to your engine's fuel injectors, and then pumps into the engine evenly.

Why does my engine stutter when I accelerate? ›

Dirty fuel injectors are among the most common reasons for why an accelerator becomes jerky. The dirty injector leads to your car losing power when you attempt to accelerate while at a stop and when you try to drive at a consistent speed. This is the result of an engine misfire.

What are 3 common possible causes of a misfire? ›

The most common causes of misfires are worn, improperly installed, and mishandled spark plugs, malfunctioning ignition coils, carbon tracking, faulty spark plug wires and vacuum leaks.

Is a misfiring engine easy to fix? ›

Repairing a misfiring engine can be simple or complicated, depending on the reason it is misfiring. The most common causes of engine misfires are: worn spark plugs, weak fuel injector, vacuum leak, worn valve seals, carbon tracking, and no voltage at the coil.

Can a misfiring engine be fixed? ›

While your engine can regain normal RPMs after a misfire, it's not likely that the problem will fix itself. If your engine is misfiring, it must be taken to a mechanic to diagnose and repair it. A misfiring engine can cause damage to your car, so it's important to take care of the problem as soon as possible.

Is GMC Acadia is a good car to buy? ›

Is the 2023 GMC Acadia a Good SUV? Yes, the 2023 Acadia is a good midsize SUV. It has two capable engine options, a comfortable ride, a healthy list of standard and available tech and driver-assistance features and agreeable driving dynamics.

Is GMC Acadia or Ford Explorer better? ›

The GMC Acadia and Ford Explorer are both legitimate SUVs, and it really comes down to what you're looking for from your vehicle. The Acadia generally offers more for the money, and it's the better option if smooth driving and interior comfort and quality are your priorities.

Which is more reliable Acadia or traverse? ›

Acadia Over Traverse: Crash Test Safety

In overall safety and side crash testing, both vehicles receive the highest possible score of five stars. As is common for SUVs, both earn four stars in rollover testing. However, in frontal crash testing the Acadia receives five stars, while the Traverse gets only four.

When should the timing chain be replaced on a GMC Acadia? ›

They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it's always a good idea to change it before then. Belt failure can cause extensive damage to the valves, pistons and other internal parts of the engine. The cost of changing the timing belt is a bargain when you consider the cost to replace the entire engine.

What was last year for GMC Acadia? ›

GMC Acadia
Model years2007–present
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size crossover SUV (2007–2017) Mid-size crossover SUV (2017–present)
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Is the Acadia a reliable vehicle? ›

We expect the 2023 Acadia will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 and 2021 models.

What are the top 5 signs of engine trouble? ›

  • 5 Signs Your Engine Needs a Checkup. Share. ...
  • Check engine light comes on. A check engine light that stays illuminated on your dashboard after starting your vehicle is an early sign of an issue. ...
  • Hard starts. ...
  • Stalling. ...
  • Rough idling or acceleration. ...
  • Reduced gas mileage.

How long does it take a mechanic to replace an engine? ›

Replacing a car engine typically takes eight to 15 hours depending on the make and model of your car and the mechanic you choose. However, your mechanic may quote you for a longer wait time, especially if the parts in your engine are hard to find.

How much should it cost in labor to replace an engine? ›

Typical Engine Replacement Labor Costs

Labor costs can range from $70 to $100 per hour and an average engine rebuild can take 10 to 25 hours. So: 10 x $70 = $700 at the low end. 25 x $100 = $2,500 at the high end.

How many miles will a rebuilt engine last? ›

The lifespan of Perfectly Rebuilt Engines

Whatever mileage you have on your clock now, a good rebuild could add you an extra 150,000 miles or more if well maintained. Proper maintenance involves regular inspections, oil changes, and mechanical adjustments after a certain mileage.

Does a car last longer if you replace engine? ›

The Pros. There's one major benefit of a car that's had an engine replacement: Assuming the engine was replaced with a new engine, or even merely a newer engine, it means the engine has less use than the car's original powerplant. That can be a good thing for long-term reliability.

How much does a rebuilt engine cost? ›

If you're dealing with minor engine damage or simple wear and tear, rebuilding your engine is usually going to be the better option than replacing it entirely. On average, an engine replacement costs between $4,000 and $6,000, whereas an engine rebuild usually ranges between $2,500 and $4,000.

How much does it cost to replace an engine completely? ›

Engines are some of the most expensive car parts to replace. In terms of just labor, you can expect to spend anywhere between $1,000 and $4,000. When including other costs, such as the new engine's price, you may spend between $1,000 and $7,500 for the job.

What should be replaced with a new engine? ›

Debris left over in the engine oil cooling system can damage your replacement engine. Don't forget to replace the engine oil cooler and flush those cooler lines. Replace belts, hoses, clamps spark plugs and thermostat. They don't last forever.

What does engine replacement include? ›

Rebuilding an engine typically involves: Removing the engine block and disassembling it. Cleaning and inspection to determine the condition of the engine. Replacing damaged parts with new or refurbished parts that meet OEM standards, including piston rings, bearings, gaskets, seals, and lubricants.

How much does a new engine cost for a GMC Acadia? ›

The best part is, our GMC Acadia Remanufactured Engine products start from as little as $3,029.99.

Is 125000 miles too much? ›

In terms of too many miles, over 100,000 to 125,000 should probably be your ceiling. Here's why. Today's cars tend to last at least eight years or 150,000 miles. Many can last longer.

How many miles can a GMC engine last? ›

There are many things that factor into the overall lifespan of a vehicle. However, most GMC Sierras can be expected to last anywhere from 200,000 to 300,000 miles, with the average GMC lasting around 250,000 miles.

How much does GMC charge for over mileage? ›

2022 GMC Canyon Short Crew 2WD Elevation

Tax, title, license, and dealer fees extra. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 30,000 miles at participating dealers.

How much is a timing chain for a GMC Acadia? ›

The average cost for a GMC Acadia timing chain and gear set replacement is between $2,101 and $2,445. Labor costs are estimated between $1,317 and $1,661 while parts are priced at $784. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

Does Acadia have timing chain? ›

Many GMC Acadia owners have noticed that their check engine light becomes illuminated even when the car is running smoothly. Many owners have found that this is due to a faulty timing chain. There are often no signs of an early issue with the timing chain other than the illumination of the check engine light.

What is the most common reason for check engine light? ›

The emissions/exhaust system is the most likely culprit for many check engine lights being illuminated. There could be an exhaust leak or a problem with the catalytic converter. The mass airflow sensor (MAF) is another sensor that is easily tripped or can fail.

Can I drive with check engine light on solid? ›

When your car's check engine light is solid, you should be able to drive it. The only caveat is if the car feels like it isn't running smoothly. In this situation, you should avoid driving your vehicle. If your car's check engine light is flashing, don't drive it.

How much does it cost to fix an engine misfire? ›

The cost of repair and replacement can range from anywhere between $100 to $1000, depending on the reason for the misfire. The most common causes of misfire and their average estimated cost of repairs are listed below: Poor fuel delivery: $200-$1,000. Faulty spark plug wires: $100-$300.

What does a solid yellow check engine light mean? ›

The steady yellow light is telling you to take a look and fix the minor issue as soon as you can, but it's not usually serious. The flashing light means that your vehicle's engine is misfiring and you should investigate the problem immediately.

How much does it cost to fix a flashing engine light? ›

A diagnostic procedure on most vehicles typically takes 1-2 hours, and should cost $80 – $100 dollars in most cases. Driving a car with a blinking engine light will cost you the amount of the repair, plus the cost of a new catalytic converter.

Why is my engine light on but nothing seems wrong? ›

If nothing seems to be acting strange, then it is probably safe to drive it until you can get it into a mechanic. Sometimes the light may come on after fueling if the gas cap is a little loose. Or it could mean your catalytic converter needs to be inspected.

Will a bad oxygen sensor cause a flashing check engine light? ›

A failed O2 sensor is the most common cause of a flashing check engine light. The O2 sensor is a critical part of the exhaust system, monitoring how much unburned oxygen is exiting the engine in the exhaust. The sensor sends messages back to the engine to adjust the mix of oxygen and fuel being used.

Why is my car sputtering and shaking when I accelerate? ›

There are a range of reasons why your car is juddering when you accelerate. Your vehicle could have dirty fuel injectors, a damaged fuel pump, a blocked catalytic converter, a faulty mass airflow sensor, broken spark plugs, or even an accumulation of moisture.

When I press the gas pedal my car hesitates? ›

If your car hesitates when accelerating at low speed, you likely have a lean air to fuel mixture. A lean air to fuel mixture means that the gas getting to your engine doesn't have the correct mix of fuel and air.

What is engine stumble? ›

An engine that stumbles while you are driving is either misfiring, not getting enough fuel, or is getting too much air.

How do you fix an engine sputter? ›

A sputtering engine may just mean you need to have your fuel filter replaced. All vehicles have a series of vacuum hoses that create the fuel pressure. If one of them leaks or is damaged in any way, you will lose significant fuel pressure. The vehicle's exhaust system can greatly impact the engine's performance.

How do you fix a car jerking when accelerating? ›

To fix this, you should clean the injectors on a regular basis. Using a fuel injector cleaning solution might eliminate the issue of the car jerking. If the clog is too severe, the injectors may need to be taken out and cleaned or replaced by a mechanic.

Will driving with a misfire damage my engine? ›

If left untreated, a cylinder misfire can lead to significant engine damage. Worse, if you experience a bad misfire while driving, it could result in an accident. This is why it's important to treat engine misfires as soon as you detect them.

Can fuel injector cleaner fix a misfire? ›

Fortunately, you're right about clogged fuel injectors being a symptom of a misfiring engine. If used correctly, though, a fuel injector cleaner should remedy the problem and stop your engine from misfiring.

What sensors can cause misfire? ›

If an oxygen sensor or mass airflow sensor is failing, it could give incorrect data to your engine's computer, causing the misfire. When a vacuum line is broken, it can cause a fuel-injected motor to misfire.

Will changing spark plugs fix misfiring? ›

Dirty or Old Spark Plugs

If your engine is misfiring, you may be able to fix the problem easily by replacing your spark plugs. Spark plugs are relatively easy to remove from engines and inspect for damage, and at less than $25 a piece, they are relatively cheap to replace, too.

What does an engine misfire feel like? ›

Signs that an engine Is misfiring include slower acceleration or shaking during acceleration; the engine also might hesitate or briefly lose power. At idle, the engine might vibrate more than usual and run unevenly. Misfires can occur when an engine is cold or warm, and they can occur intermittently.

What does an engine misfire sound like? ›

The most common descriptions of an engine misfire are a sound like a popping, sneezing, banging, chuffing, or a backfire, usually when the engine is anywhere between 1,500 – 2,500 rpm.

Is it OK to drive with flashing check engine light? ›

A flashing CEL indicates a severe problem, one that requires immediate car repair. In other words, if your check engine light is flashing, pull over and call a tow service. Continuing to drive your car with a flashing CEL can cause irreversible damage to internal components.

What are the most common problems with a 2012 GMC Acadia? ›

Unsurprisingly, the most common issue with the GMC Acadia happens to do with its check engine light once again. Similar to the other two check engine light issues, this problem affects a handful of model years ranging from the 2007 to 2013 model years and the 2015 model year.

What are common problems with a 2014 GMC Acadia? ›

This year itself sees a total of 235 complaints according to the NHTSA, along with 5 recalls from the brand. The main problems are associated with the transmission, steering, and air-conditioning system. We are happy to see that most of them have been rectified in one way or the other by GMC.

What are the most common problems with a 2009 GMC Acadia? ›

The 2009 GMC Acadia only has seven recalls, but they're all rather serious safety risks, and four relate to faulty seat belts and airbags that may not function properly. Owners have also filed over 300 complaints relating to timing chain failure, faulty power steering, and headlights burning out and melting.

How much does it cost to replace an engine in a 2012 GMC Acadia? ›

2012 GMC Acadia Engine - from $4109.99+ |

Is there any recalls on a 2012 GMC Acadia? ›

The side curtain air bags may not be properly attached. Unsecured side curtain air bags may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of injury. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, realign or replace the weld nuts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 24, 2021.

How much does it cost to fix a timing chain on a GMC Acadia? ›

The average cost for a GMC Acadia timing chain and gear set replacement is between $2,105 and $2,449. Labor costs are estimated between $1,317 and $1,661 while parts are priced at $788. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

How long do spark plugs last in GMC Acadia? ›

Eventually, at around 30,000 miles to as high as 40,000 miles, conventional spark plugs will wear out, which could cause stalling, starting problems and engine misfires. Higher-cost platinum-tipped spark plugs may not need to be replaced as often.

Is there any recalls on a 2014 Acadia? ›

The side curtain air bags may not be properly attached. Unsecured side curtain air bags may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of injury. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, realign or replace the weld nuts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 24, 2021.

Is there any recalls on a 2009 GMC Acadia? ›


Is GMC Acadia worth it? ›

Yes, the GMC Acadia is a good midsize SUV . It has two capable engine options – a turbo-four and a V6 – a cushioned ride, and two rows of spacious, comfortable seats. It also has an easy-to-use infotainment system and a respectable maximum cargo capacity, and it returns pretty good gas mileage.

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