GMC Acadia: Complaints & Recalls

A sturdy crossover SUV, the Acadia is GMC’s answer to competition like the Ford Explorer and Dodge Journey. While sales have fluctuated year-over-year since 2006, GMC managed to break into six-figure sales when it sold more than 111,000 Acadias in 2017.

Though GMC has seemingly hit its stride in marketing the Acadia, drivers occasionally have complaints about the vehicle. If you believe your Acadia may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly GMC Acadia Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Acadia in the last few years, here’s what you should know, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 GMC Acadia

Reasons for complaints include:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Tire tread cracking. Cracking could reduce tire pressure or even cause tire failure. Both can contribute to loss of control.

2016 GMC Acadia

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Front windshield wiper motor may overheat. Overheating could lead to a fire.
  • Third row seat frame may be incorrectly welded. This could cause the seat to detach in a collision, causing greater potential injury to passengers.

2017 GMC Acadia

Reasons for complaints include:

  • Vehicle speed control
  • Brakes
  • Powertrain
  • Exterior lighting
  • Communications

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Driveshaft fracture and separation. This could result in a loss of power. When parked, this could also lead to unintended vehicle movement.
  • Front brake calipers may leak brake fluid. This could reduce braking performance.

2018 GMC Acadia

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Driveshaft fracture and separation. This could result in a loss of power. When parked, this could also lead to unintended vehicle movement.
  • Fuel pump flange weld may fracture. This could lead to a fuel leak, which is a fire risk.

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your GMC Acadia

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.

Report your problem within the original manufacturer’s warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been out of service for 20 or more days, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.

Don’t drive your Acadia back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve