GMC Acadia - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Acadia owners have reported a total of 3,594 problems for their cars built in the 13 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the GMC Acadia. The 2008 GMC Acadia cars have the most problems reported (1,114 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for GMC Acadia

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Acadia
5
  2018 Acadia
27
  2017 Acadia
164
  2016 Acadia
36
  2015 Acadia
82
  2014 Acadia
195
  2013 Acadia
85
  2012 Acadia
238
  2011 Acadia
280
  2010 Acadia
375
  2009 Acadia
404
  2008 Acadia
1,114
  2007 Acadia
589

  Common problems of GMC Acadia

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for GMC Acadia cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (616 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (578 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Acadia

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
616
  Steering
578
  Electrical System
401
  Engine And Engine Cooling
376
  Equipment
284
  Air Bag
282
  Exterior Lighting
194
  Structure
174
  Electronic Stability Control
135
  Vehicle Speed Control
105
   
  Service Brakes
80
  Visibility
79
  Other Fuel System
64
  Seat Belt
48
  Suspension
47
  Seats
47
  Wheel
19
  Tire
18
  Gasoline Fuel System
13
  Traction Control System
12
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Latches/locks/linkage
8
  Parking Brake
1
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the GMC Acadia of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Acadia model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a GMC Acadia model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Acadia Model Years

Acadia
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 2744,1911    
0.61
  2017 164145,8822    
0.56
  2016 3672,3423    
0.17
  2015 8295,6674    
0.21
  2014 19589,1035    
0.44
  2013 8553,5986    
0.26
  2012 238102,9947    
0.33
  2011 28087,5468    
0.40
  2010 37556,7699    
0.73
  2009 40446,33410    
0.87
  2008 1,11486,90011    
1.17
  2007 58942,29012    
1.16

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the GMC Acadia is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Acadia
5
  2018 Acadia
12
  2017 Acadia
70
  2016 Acadia
15
  2015 Acadia
11
  2014 Acadia
44
  2013 Acadia
15
  2012 Acadia
14
  2011 Acadia
11
  2010 Acadia
23
  2009 Acadia
12
  2008 Acadia
58
  2007 Acadia
43


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