GMC Acadia - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Acadia owners have reported a total of 3,924 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 (1,145 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Acadia
7
  2018 Acadia
87
  2017 Acadia
250
  2016 Acadia
50
  2015 Acadia
102
  2014 Acadia
225
  2013 Acadia
101
  2012 Acadia
259
  2011 Acadia
289
  2010 Acadia
390
  2009 Acadia
421
  2008 Acadia
1,145
  2007 Acadia
598

🔍 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 (690 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (604 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Acadia

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
690
  Steering
604
  Electrical System
463
  Engine And Engine Cooling
403
  Equipment
331
  Air Bag
311
  Exterior Lighting
200
  Structure
176
  Electronic Stability Control
156
  Vehicle Speed Control
110
   
  Service Brakes
89
  Visibility
82
  Other Fuel System
66
  Seat Belt
53
  Seats
52
  Suspension
50
  Wheel
22
  Tire
18
  Gasoline Fuel System
13
  Traction Control System
13
  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 8774,2861    
1.17
  2017 250145,8822    
0.86
  2016 5072,3423    
0.23
  2015 10295,6674    
0.27
  2014 22589,1035    
0.51
  2013 10153,5986    
0.31
  2012 259102,9947    
0.36
  2011 28987,5468    
0.41
  2010 39056,7699    
0.76
  2009 42146,33410    
0.91
  2008 1,14586,90011    
1.20
  2007 59842,29012    
1.18

📊 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
7
  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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