GMC Acadia - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Acadia owners have reported a total of 3,368 problems for their cars built in the 12 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 (1,083 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Acadia
12
  2017 Acadia
138
  2016 Acadia
25
  2015 Acadia
65
  2014 Acadia
164
  2013 Acadia
78
  2012 Acadia
213
  2011 Acadia
270
  2010 Acadia
346
  2009 Acadia
388
  2008 Acadia
1,083
  2007 Acadia
586

  Common problems of GMC Acadia

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for GMC Acadia cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (593 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (557 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Acadia

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
593
  Steering
557
  Electrical System
360
  Engine And Engine Cooling
340
  Air Bag
265
  Equipment
257
  Exterior Lighting
180
  Structure
169
  Electronic Stability Control
118
  Vehicle Speed Control
101
   
  Visibility
77
  Service Brakes
72
  Other Fuel System
62
  Seat Belt
46
  Seats
46
  Suspension
44
  Wheel
18
  Tire
17
  Gasoline Fuel System
13
  Traction Control System
12
  Unknown Or Other
12
  Latches/locks/linkage
8
  Parking Brake
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 1244,1911    
0.27
  2017 138145,8822    
0.47
  2016 2572,3423    
0.12
  2015 6595,6674    
0.17
  2014 16489,1035    
0.37
  2013 7853,5986    
0.24
  2012 213102,9947    
0.30
  2011 27087,5468    
0.39
  2010 34656,7699    
0.68
  2009 38846,33410    
0.84
  2008 1,08386,90011    
1.13
  2007 58642,29012    
1.15

  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
  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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