GMC Acadia - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Acadia owners have reported a total of 3,529 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 (1,111 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Acadia
5
  2018 Acadia
22
  2017 Acadia
150
  2016 Acadia
27
  2015 Acadia
78
  2014 Acadia
188
  2013 Acadia
82
  2012 Acadia
233
  2011 Acadia
276
  2010 Acadia
367
  2009 Acadia
401
  2008 Acadia
1,111
  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 (607 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (573 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Acadia

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
607
  Steering
573
  Electrical System
387
  Engine And Engine Cooling
372
  Air Bag
276
  Equipment
274
  Exterior Lighting
190
  Structure
172
  Electronic Stability Control
130
  Vehicle Speed Control
104
   
  Visibility
79
  Service Brakes
78
  Other Fuel System
63
  Suspension
47
  Seats
47
  Seat Belt
47
  Tire
18
  Wheel
18
  Gasoline Fuel System
13
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Traction Control System
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 2244,1911    
0.50
  2017 150145,8822    
0.51
  2016 2772,3423    
0.12
  2015 7895,6674    
0.20
  2014 18889,1035    
0.42
  2013 8253,5986    
0.25
  2012 233102,9947    
0.32
  2011 27687,5468    
0.39
  2010 36756,7699    
0.72
  2009 40146,33410    
0.87
  2008 1,11186,90011    
1.16
  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
11
  2015 Acadia
11
  2014 Acadia
44
  2013 Acadia
12
  2012 Acadia
14
  2011 Acadia
11
  2010 Acadia
23
  2009 Acadia
12
  2008 Acadia
58
  2007 Acadia
43


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