2016 GMC Acadia WARNING REVIEWS

Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues.

2016 GMC Acadia Problems Report Includes:


  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Reviews




List of Reviews & Complaints: Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues

car image
Starting at
$38,755
Engine
3.6L V6

Power
281 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
15/22
Seats
7

CHECK FOR MOST COMMON PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS



2016 GMC Acadia Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings




2016 GMC Acadia Overview

Data provided by Edmunds

The 2016 GMC Acadia is a three-row crossover SUV that's gone a long time since it was completely redesigned, but its class-leading cargo room, ample passenger space and comfortable ride still make it easy to recommend.

It's rare when a car goes longer than six years between full redesigns, yet the GMC Acadia is soldiering into its ninth year since it was first introduced way back in the latter half of the Bush administration. Now, there are ways in which it is metaphorically graying at the temples. But even in the face of all-new and thoroughly impressive competitors, the old lady Acadia remains a highly desirable three-row family crossover. Chiefly, the 2016 GMC Acadia continues to be the most spacious vehicle in its segment (along with its Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse siblings). It has seatbelts for eight occupants, and even full-size adults can fit comfortably in its third row, a feat that only a few rivals can match. It also boasts more cargo space than everything short of a minivan or Suburban-like jumbo SUV. Its blockier styling gives the GMC Acadia a more commanding road presence than its Enclave and Traverse siblings. Riding in the Acadia also remains quite pleasurable, as the compliant ride quality and quiet cabin make for relatively serene road trips. Driving an Acadia, however, isn't so great. It's true that the Acadia isn't as cumbersome to drive as a traditional SUV like GMC's own Yukon. But compared to some rival three-row crossovers, however, the big and heavy Acadia is harder to maneuver in tight spaces and its acceleration isn't as quick. Some of its dashboard controls are also behind the times. As such, we recommend checking out the newer Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Hyundai Santa Fe are also worth a look, as are the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse for their variations on styling and interior ambience. However, the elder statesman 2016 GMC Acadia is still a solid pick, particularly if interior room is a priority.

Three-row SUVs have become the family vehicle of choice, and for good reason. Vehicles like the 2016 GMC Acadia can handle everything your family throws at it and then some. From its surprisingly spacious interior to its smooth ride on the highway, the Acadia is a class-leading SUV in nearly every category. Ready for a closer look? The Acadia remains a great SUV for a family on the move. We give it high marks for passenger and cargo space, as well as its comfortable ride. Keep reading to see why we rank the Acadia as one of the top three-row crossovers.

The GMC Acadia's OnStar system gets standard 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability for 2016.



2016 GMC Acadia Problems




2016 GMC Acadia Reviews From Owners (14 Reviews)

Data provided by Edmunds
By Maria G

on Aug/08/16 08:56 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Love it!

Love my car!

By Shelly Bean

on Apr/10/16 09:40 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

2016 GMC Acadia Denali FWD

Total comfort in a classy looking SUV! Though the Denali is on the high end of the price tag, it makes up for it in style, comfort, and beauty. The options in the open road package make it worth the money if you enjoy all the technology upgrades as well as the extra comfort perks.

By Linda

on Apr/04/16 09:57 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

I love my new 2016 Acadia SLT-1 with options

The ride is very smooth, quiet ride and I wouldn't have one of these without all the safety feature added to it. This vehicle feels very large when driving it and I don't always park it correctly unless I get out and see if I am in the lines. I am getting better at it since I have had it for 2 months now. I drive half city and half highway to work and back and get average of 20 mpg. That is a fair amount mpg for such a large vehicle. I did purchase one with all the bells and whistles to alert me 360 degrees around the car for safety hazards. I love these features since there are blind spots and the features help provide a second pair of eyes around me when I am driving. This car fits nicely in my garage also! The materials and interior gauges, etc are excellent and should hold up for the duration that I will own this car. My only remarks on the cons, probably wouldn't have covered the rear view vanity mirrors with cloth and the captains seat belts in the second row is inward too much,,,,,,pushes on my hip when the seat belt is locked in.

By Argentine

on Nov/21/16 03:41 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar

New Car But Costly Repairs

For some reason, GMC autos have a problem with headlamps going out. These are not covered by warranty and are very expensive to replace. A few months ago I had to replace one headlamp at a cost of $357. Last week the passenger side headlamp assembly went out and the cost was $1,621! How GMC can build a car with headlamps that expensive to replace is a mystery and does not speak highly of the quality or design of their product. The car is comfortable on the inside; driver and passenger seating is comfortable. The car handles adequately for a front wheel drive car but is very underpowered.

By David Gray

on Jul/22/16 05:01 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

Great to own

The car has lots of road holding to the high way as you drive. Feels very safe as you drive and cars around you. Great wide windshield to see what is around you

By AJR

on Jul/17/16 05:58 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Awesome but not perfect

I liked the car a lot. I wish the navigation was not so slow. It needs either more ram in the computer. Adding way points is very awkward as well. I found the Ford sync to be much faster and easier to use. I like viability. No blind spots. I like the large back window compared to the Buick Enclave. I don't seeing myself keeping the car long solely because of the navigation hesitation. I wish the car was a little easier to get in and out of

By Michele Button

on May/19/16 04:06 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

Intellink made me hate this car.

Selling this car after only six months. Intellink is slow, gets stuck, lacks information and just plain doesn't work. Forget NAV, it'll take you to random places. Pandora and Stitcher are slow to load and drop out of the blue at some point 100% of the time.

Second row Captains chairs are comfy but waste a huge amount of space when packing the car.

By Tim

on Apr/24/16 09:23 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Great Family SUV

The key for me purchasing this car is that there is a true 3rd row that teenage/adult passengers can sit comfortably.

By Liv W

on Nov/14/16 08:24 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Great car

After debating on a Yukon or Acadia I went with the 2016 Acadia Denali AWD. After owning the car for almost a year I wish I would have gone for the Yukon instead. The car is clearly made for young kids especially in the back seats! The captains chairs in the 2nd row need to be able to lean all the way back and they are quite tricky to try and fold to get people out of the 3rd row. They also need to be a tad bit wider for the average adult. The thing I hate most about the car is the cup holders! They were clearly built for little kids drinks so nothing large will go in them and if you do get them in and shut the car door it falls right out and then makes a mess!! The trunk space is also nice but if you have a car load don't plan on hauling much luggage! Another thing I hate about the car is when you are driving you can not type in an address in the navagation system. I do realize this is a safety feature but it can sometimes be annoying! The car sometimes seems like it has trouble figuring out when to shift and when you sit in the 2nd row you can hear it. The car is also quite heavy feeling so it's hard to slow it down! The car also drinks gas pretty fast at 17 mpg. The overall look of the car is very nice and the chrome details really make the car. If GMC could fix the issues I've explained the car would be absolutely perfect!

By Robert Waltermyer

on Sep/21/16 08:14 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

GMC Acadia 4WD Great for Towing

We've had our new Acadia for about 6 months and we LOVE it! I'd been looking for something to replace our dying 2007 Chevy Avalanche and my biggest concern was towing our camper. I stumbled on the Acadia quite by accident and we're so glad I did. It's a great looking car, has a very comfortable and roomy interior, plenty of power, steers and handles well and this mighty 6-cylinder tows our camper better than the 8-cylinder Avalanche, thanks to the smooth 6-speed automatic transmission! The gas mileage is a combined 17 mpg, which could be better. The biggest thing I don't like is the rear mud guards. They are hard plastic and hang low enough to scrape on those cement blocks in parking lots. I suspect they will eventually need to be replaced with flexible ones. We've been on long trips with it and love the ride and comfort.

By MARTIN NEMENYI

on May/14/16 12:23 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar

Mt third Acadia

This is my third one and I still like it quite a bit. I downsized from a Chevy Suburban since my kids were grown. This is a great size.

By Bill Branzell

on Aug/26/16 12:04 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstar
Value
starstarstar

Too many service visits.

I like my 2016 Acadia Denali, but I have spent way too much time at the dealers service dept. Yes it is all covered under warranty, but it is a hassle to make time to get to the dealer..... 3000 miles in 7 weeks and I have had it into the service dept. 5 times. 1) & 2) Parked my new $50,000 SUV in my garage and noticed window washer fluid leaking out onto the floor. Took it to the dealer they couldn't find it. Rose hell and took it to the dealer again. they found the leak and fixed it. 3) check engine light, new gas cap, problem solved. 4) one week later check engine light again. Replaced some pressure sensor (emissions related), problem solved. 5) Side mouldings on both drivers doors is falling off. To the dealer again. So at 12,000 miles the drivers seat is rocking back and forth plus the side mouldings on the passenger side are coming off. To the dealer for trip #6. They ordered the wrong part so I have to come back next week and they tell me the rocking of the drivers seat is "normal OEM operation". Back to the dealer for trip #7, and they put the correct side moulding on but tell me again that the rocking is normal....I call bulls...t. I make a formal complaint to GM Customer Service. That was a communication nightmare, but eventually they hook me up with another dealer. Off to that dealer I go for dealer trip #8. They correctly diagnose the rocking as bad seat tracks, but they don't have the parts in stock so I need to go back the following week (dealer trip #9.). So after 9 trips to the dealer and having challenging conversations with GM Customer Service, my Acadia is OK for the moment, but I'm ready to trade it.

By Jay Walt

on Apr/23/16 08:30 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

2016 basically a mildly updated 2012

If you have and like an Acadia with Denali trim, this is a face lifted model with a few improvements. Better daytime LED lights, joystick adjustable steering column, usb charging ports, Lane shift and "approaching too fast" alerts are biggest noticeable changes. Slightly more rounded at corners with more trim under front and rear bumpers. Same engine, towing, etc.
But - Don't wait for 2017 models if you like this model. 700lbs lighter, shorter wheelbase, 1200lbs LESS towing capacity...it will be an Acadia in name only.
Gotta love the GM "Braintrust". Kill the Trailblazer...kill the Acadia....kill the Envoy....and give us vehicles that will ride worse, have less interior room, and tow small fishing boats....and PAY THE SAME!

By SUVoowwnner

on Jan/21/16 11:58 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 GMC Acadia


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali is my favorite vehicle

I've read the other reviews and don't share their opinions, so I wanted to add mine.

The 2016 GMC Acadia Denali is my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. I've had infiniti, honda, acura, pontiac, jeep, toyota, and now the GMC. It's the most solid, luxurious vehicle I've owned. It isn't perfect and may not be what you are looking for, but for me, I traded my Toyota Sienna XLE minivan to go to this and got a luxury SUV while only losing a small amount of cargo space. My family and I love it.

The heads up display is fantastic. I can remote start my car from my android app from anywhere on the planet and the car, based on outside temperatures, automatically turns on seat heaters and defrosters in the cold to warm it up.

The towing rating is solid and the tow button works very well to control a heavy load. The seats are comfortable and I don't have back fat. I'm 6', 168 pounds and wear a size 38 sport coat. I have no idea why someone would think you need to be fat to be comfortable in these seats. It escapes me. Also, the headrests do stick forward slightly for safety, but they are adjustable front to back in addition to up and down. Perhaps the other reviewer may be more comfortable by adjusting the headrests backward.

The engine is also more than adequate to get 6 people around town and up a WV mountain with no issues at all. Now, my 0-60 time is not competitive with my 370z, but that's why I bought the 370z - not the Acadia.

In my opinion, the generous cargo space, high towing capacity, plenty of seating and the level of luxury makes this my favorite SUV at the moment and my favorite car of all time.

Hope you try it out and determine whether it works for you.


CHECK FOR MOST COMMON PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS

Photos of 2016 GMC Acadia


Exterior Images (12)

Vehicle Image


Interior Images (14)

Vehicle Image



2016 GMC Acadia Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings





Is the 2016 GMC Acadia Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    118.9 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    200.8 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    72.6 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    7.6 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4850 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    7
  • Front Leg Room
    41.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    61.6 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    36.8 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    61.0 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    24.1 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.16 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    255
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front, Rear And Third Row
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    281hp
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    22.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Is the 2016 GMC Acadia Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS


True Market Value

Vehicle Image

edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $25,179
  • Private Seller Price
    $27,253
  • Dealer Price
    $28,817
  • Original MSRP
    $38,755


2016 GMC Acadia Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings





2016 GMC Acadia JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 GMC Acadia Problems





2016 GMC Acadia Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    15 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    22 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
Vehicle Image



2016 GMC Acadia Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / 100,000 miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years

2016 GMC Acadia Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Plenty of cargo capacity, even behind the third row
  • Seating for up to eight passengers
  • Ride quality is smooth and compliant over most road surfaces
  • Earned top crash test scores.

Cons

  • Can feel slow and cumbersome from behind the wheel
  • Infotainment and climate controls are small and out of date and sometimes finicky.


2016 GMC Acadia True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,125$1,164 $1,205$1,247 $1,291$6,032
Maintenance$79$559 $1,318$2,136 $2,318$6,410
Repairs$0$0 $142$342 $499$983
Taxes & Fees$3,575$244 $218$196 $176$4,409
Financing$1,183$939 $684$422 $151$3,379
Depreciation$7,657$3,955 $3,480$3,085 $2,768$20,945
Fuel$2,375$2,446 $2,520$2,595 $2,673$12,609
True Cost To Own ®$15,994$9,307 $9,567$10,023 $9,876$54,767

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 GMC Acadia NHTSA Service Bulletins

Data provided by Edmunds

Date Complaint Filed: 10/17/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

There is an air vent located next to accelerator with fins slanted downwards. shoes such as tennis shoes hang up on the vent as you try to release the accelerator. have to pull your foot out of the hang up which causes delays and distractions. dealer says no known fix and that this is not identified as a problem by gm.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/15/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This vehicle lack proper load restraints so that objects placed in the cargo area do not fly all over and hurt passengers in case of sudden stop or accident. cargo netting has very poor side anchors and lacking floor anchors.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/01/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The chrome trim around the vents above the center navigation screen display are made of a mirror finish chrome unlike the matte trim that surrounds the navigation screen. when one is driving and the sun is approximately directly overhead, the sun reflects off the chrome trim and due to the angle of the trim, is reflects directly into the driver's eyes. as one cannot really change anything while driving during this period to block the reflection the driver is constantly been distracted with the sun reflection of the mirror like trim that is shinning in the driver's eyes.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/11/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STEERING

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 sle gmc acadia center gear shifting component level does not indicate what gear the vehicle is currently in. p,r,n,d,l all remain white in color despite being in a different gear; an improvement (perhaps a color change to the current gear) is needed. gear indication is currently located on a 2 inch by 3 inch screen screen above the speedometer in the instrument cluster. however, the steering wheel is located within the average persons field of view of the indication screen, thus making the indication screen useless until a major body adjustment, up or down, is made. poor indication of current gear and the size of gear indication need to be drastically improved to prevent accidental gear selection which would result in wrecks and lost of life.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/07/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 gmc acadia. the gear shifter was placed in the park position and the contact walked away from the vehicle. on the way back to the vehicle, the contact noticed it rolled onto the highway on its own. the contact ran after the vehicle and tried to stop it, but it ran over her right foot, crushed it, and crashed into a utility box. a police report was filed and the contact received medical attention for her foot. the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign number: 14v092000 (power train). the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 4,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/23/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On multiple occasions the vehicle has completely shut-down, while sitting stationary in traffic with the brakes applied (once at stoplight, another time backing out from driveway with brake applied prior to transitioning to drive) each occasion the vehicle was restarted with no issue or warning lights. 1st time taken to dealer, no "codes" were found and were unable to re-create problem, and sent home. currently at dealer for the 2nd time and still unable to retrieve error codes or re-create. currently contacting gm for assistance. vehicle purchased new in december 2016 from north star gmc in pennsylvania, and currently has less than 10k miles.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/19/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 gmc acadia. the contact stated that the brakes were not consistent and made it difficult to stop the vehicle. while at a red light, the brakes failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to a local dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to another dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the dealer to send the vehicle home, if the failure was not duplicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 1,036.






2016 GMC Acadia Problems




Is the 2016 GMC Acadia Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Commonly Asked Questions About This Vehicle








2016 GMC Acadia Problems




Other Related Vehicle Information


Other Acadia Years




Related Articles


2016 GMC Acadia Review

From Edmunds.com

The 2016 GMC Acadia is a three-row crossover SUV that's gone a long time since it was completely redesigned, but its class-leading cargo room, ample passenger space and comfortable ride still make it easy to recommend.

It's rare when a car goes longer than six years between full redesigns, yet the GMC Acadia is soldiering into its ninth year since it was first introduced way back in the latter half of the Bush administration. Now, there are ways in which it is metaphorically graying at the temples. But even in the face of all-new and thoroughly impressive competitors, the old lady Acadia remains a highly desirable three-row family crossover.

Chiefly, the 2016 GMC Acadia continues to be the most spacious vehicle in its segment (along with its Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse siblings). It has seatbelts for eight occupants, and even full-size adults can fit comfortably in its third row, a feat that only a few rivals can match. It also boasts more cargo space than everything short of a minivan or Suburban-like jumbo SUV.

Its blockier styling gives the GMC Acadia a more commanding road presence than its Enclave and Traverse siblings.

Riding in the Acadia also remains quite pleasurable, as the compliant ride quality and quiet cabin make for relatively serene road trips. Driving an Acadia, however, isn't so great. It's true that the Acadia isn't as cumbersome to drive as a traditional SUV like GMC's own Yukon. But compared to some rival three-row crossovers, however, the big and heavy Acadia is harder to maneuver in tight spaces and its acceleration isn't as quick. Some of its dashboard controls are also behind the times.

As such, we recommend checking out the newer Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Hyundai Santa Fe are also worth a look, as are the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse for their variations on styling and interior ambience. However, the elder statesman 2016 GMC Acadia is still a solid pick, particularly if interior room is a priority.

Copyright Edmunds.com, Inc. All rights reserved. First published on www.edmunds.com and reprinted with permission. Edmunds and the Edmunds.com car logo are registered trademarks of Edmunds.com, Inc.



2016 GMC Acadia Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Acadia Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings