GMC Acadia Water Leak Problem Continues – Water Leaks Inside The Vehicle
The GMC Acadia water leak problem continues to be an issue. As far back as 2009, we were writing how GMC Acadia drivers were dealing with a water leak problem which was leaving them and their passengers “all wet,” not to mention the floor boards and the electrical systems. Sadly, the problem is now occurring in newer GMC Acadia Vehicles as well.
The good news is we have successfully resolved numerous water leak claims for this vehicle. If you are suffering with a water leak in your GMC Acadia, make sure you return to a General Motors authorized dealer at your earliest opportunity. Try to pinpoint where the leak is coming from so you can provide as much helpful information as possible to your service adviser.
Make sure when you pick the vehicle up from service that you also receive a repair invoice which outlines the water leak problem and what was done to address the situation. Check for mold, mildew and headliner stains as well. If the problems continue, you need to keep bringing the Acadia back.
If you are back to the dealer three or more times, you could be entitled to free legal representation under State Lemon Laws or Federal Warranty Laws.
You could be looking at a repurchase, a new vehicle or a partial refund and continued ownership of the Acadia. Remember, under the Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, legal representation is completely free , so you have nothing to lose except your (wet) lemon.
If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line or call us at 1 800 LEMON LAW. Residents in NJ, NY, and PA can learn more about their state lemons laws on our state lemon law FAQ pages.
February 27th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
We are having this same issue with our 2008 Buick Enclave. Essentially the same thing as the Acadia. It is currently in the shop for the second time about a roof leak. First time we had the drain tubes installed, and just last week water was leaking in through the roof center console, and shorted out our sunroof motor. it is a 2008 (purchased new) with less than 40,000 miles on it. We didnt notice it when we lived in North Carolina, but now that we live in rainy Washington, it has become a huge issue.
March 15th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
Me too. Transmission was even hosed because of it. I’ve been having the same problem ever since I got the car. Most of the time, the electrical system just shorts out and they fix it. One dealer even told me not to take it to a touch-less car wash!
March 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Gus: Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a lemon law attorney who can help you.
April 28th, 2012 at 1:43 am
This will be the second time I have my 2009 GMC Acadia in for a water leak. They never mentioned this was a common problem. First time it was under warranty. This time they are telling me it isn’t under warranty. Is there anything I can do to get them to cover it? The leak is bad this time, I hear water rolling from front to back while I drive. I have also had to have the head gasket changed which they tried blaming on me also while still under warranty.
May 5th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia, bought it brand new and it has already been in the shop once because it was leaking and the cleaned my sunroof drain pipes and my step dad who is a mechanic and owns his own shop has even cleaned the drains and unclogged other tings that could be causeing the leaks. the leak had left my floorboards under about an inch of water. I don’t hear the water rolling around as i drive, it just appears in my car everytime it rains. now, my car has been sitting in our yard because of expired tags and mold and rust have now formed inside the car, mold was everywhere and it still seems to be leaking from somewhere everytime it rains.
May 22nd, 2012 at 7:24 am
I just discovered a leak on my left foot near the parking brake and the sunroof of my 2012 ACADIA!! Not happy, first time with an American car lease and hope this doesnt keep me from ever getting another one
June 11th, 2012 at 1:53 pm
RE: the 2012 Acadia – Our 2007 Saturn experienced the same leak(s) -Beware – the rain water drain pipe from the sunroof ends up dumping water onto the drivers floor board. There is a depression below the carpet in which the water pools.
July 16th, 2012 at 12:24 pm
I just recently purchased a pre-owned 2009 Acadia and I also am experiencing similar issues with the leaking. My Acadia leaks in the passenger side from underneath the glove compartment onto the passenger side floor board. Also, everytime i make a turn i can hear water flowing in the A/C vents area. Does anyone know if theres been some type of recall on this problem? At first I thought it was just my Acadia…now, after reading all this, it seems like its an epademic.
August 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm
We currently have a 2007 Acadia that we have had for almost a year that is leaking on the drivers and passenger side seat belts all the way to the floor. We took it to a GM dealer and they attempted to fix it and $2000 later we are still having leaks. Took it back a second time; they attempted to fix again and hoped that it solved the problem. On the way home from the shop,in the rain, it continued to leak. When we called the dealership again, we were informed that there was nothing else they could do and we should not bring it back again. We have paid the initial $2000 already and are thinking about trading it in and giving the problem to someone else although we don’t “feel good” doing that. Upon the first visit to the dealership, we learned that the sunroof had already been worked on a couple times before we bought it. Can the lemon law help?
August 10th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Unfortunately, we can only help if there are repeated problems under warranty.
August 29th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
I have a 2007 Acadia and been having problems since I purchased it..they never found the issue. I brought it in several times when it was still under warranty…now it has been expired and the issues continues…just got wet feet AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 2nd, 2012 at 2:37 pm
So since my 2008 Acadia is out of warranty and it is now starting to leak (took to the dealr today for the first time to get it looked/fixed) There is nothing I can do about it?
October 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Forgot to Mention, I purchased the Acadia (used) in MA and I live in NH. The factory bumper to bumper expired on 7/31/2012 and the 60 day warranty from the dealer a month ago.
Thanks for any help.
October 10th, 2012 at 11:16 am
Without a warranty, Steve, I do not see recourse.
December 2nd, 2012 at 3:07 pm
I just bought a used 2010 Acadia slt. It does NOT have a sunroof, but it is still leaking.
December 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Skippy: Make sure you get back to the dealer asap.
February 13th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
We purchased a 2007 Acaidia back in Nov, 2012 from a Nissian dealership. They gave us a warranty for 5 year and I also purchased an additional warranty. It leakes at the back beside the rear hatch out of the rear seatbelts, out of the 3rd row light fixture and around the rear sunroof and from the front side airbags. What can we do at this point?
March 22nd, 2013 at 12:37 pm
I have a 2011 Acadia that I bought brand new. It has leaked onto the fuse box and shorted things out. Dealer had to replace all the ends to every wiring harness plus the fuse box. It’s past the 36k/36 month bumper to bumper warranty. Waiting to see if GM is going to help with the bill.
April 8th, 2013 at 1:21 am
I have 2008 GMC – Acadia — I bought as brand new from GMC- agent in Dubai — U.A.E. – middel East — I have the same problem , water leak from sun roof to passenger and driver sides floors — I took it back when new to the gmc workshop , they fix drain pipe — leak was stopped for 6 month only buy again and again water starts leaking specilly during raining … I don’t Know why lovely car like Acadia from a reputed car maker American GMC is coming with this cerious cronic problem — I wonder why they didnot make water leak test through pressure water jet on the body !!!
April 13th, 2013 at 9:08 am
I bought one of the first one’s in 2007..endless times to the dealer ship..fixed the drain pipe..wet feet… Problem continues..mildew and stains all over now..Now the latest experience was after a heavy rain day that the water came out of the rear interior lights..after going on the breaks it came shooting down on the inside of the windshield…..I am tired of it and throwing in the towel..wet feet, wet face…everything wet…
April 18th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
I own a 2007. Same problems, always leaking in front foot wells and hearing it in the headliner. I’m temped to get out the caulking gun with silicone sealer and caulk the moon roof! The dealer can’t get it right!
April 25th, 2013 at 3:53 pm
I bought acadia 2008 from agent GMC in Dubai uae — middle east in addition to water leak from sun roof to passenger side and floor as i mentioned above — also air condition is not working properly — i discovered that evaporator is leaking !!! also did someone experienced such problem? or acadia love leak any where !!!!
April 28th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
my wife and I just bought a 2007 GMC Acadia and have discovered 3 water leaks when it rains. we recently had to replace the battery located behind the passenger seat floor board and the battery was submerged in water! We have discovered water leaking on the pasenger side hatch and the passenger side kick plate and floorboard the carpet is wet under the pading on the second row also! Not very happy at the moment and very disapointed in General Motors after reading the post by others on here. If anyone knows were these leaks could be coming from please share.
May 2nd, 2013 at 9:25 am
i share with u the same problem in my acadia 2008 as i stated previously above… i am chief engineer — water leak comes through sunroof opening– the sealing rubber gasket there at sunroof glass is not usually tight as on other cars like Toyota — raining water will slightly leak and accumulate on top roof until over flow then coming through windshield sides , top roof rear side to 2nd row passenger side–
this is chronic problem of all most lovely car Acadia — all suffering the same — solution to change the top sunroof sealing gasket regularly every 6 month to one year approx. because gasket will be compressed by regular use open/close — or to give to the dealer they will fix drain small pipe to drain accumulated water from the sun roof to down side through sides of windshield -but drain pipe is not effective usually blocked by dust dirts…
May 5th, 2013 at 8:55 pm
Same issue I have a 2008 Acadia purchased it new, water leaks for the last year, drivers side and passenger side.
May 20th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
I have a leased 2012 acadia that has already had a leaky sunroof replaced after i got soaked from a heavy rain. Three visits before they fixed it. Now my driver side door is leaking, passenger door leaking at the bottom, and transmission is not working right. Car wont accellerate when you you take your foot off the gas and then step back down. 4th visit, left my car, want OUT OF MY LEASE!!!! Last GM car for me
May 21st, 2013 at 11:29 am
@Matt: Please fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form at https://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html. We will be glad to review your situation for you.
May 26th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
2011 Acadia. Car leaked on left foot rest after going thru car wash. Dealer blamed it on the after market windshield replaement. Windshield expert tested it repeatedly and confirmed it was not the windshield. 3 days later LARGE amounts of water began coming thru the ceiling console where the interior dome lights are – water sloshing around inside the lights, the fabric on the console soaked and dripping water all over the car. Car is within 2,000 miles of being out of warranty – huge mess. GMC certainly knows they have a problem. Anyone successful with invoking the lemon law?
May 28th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
@Susan: We have successfully represented numerous consumers with Acadia water leaks, however the issue must be addressed three to four times under manufacturers warranty.
May 28th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
@ Susan Same problem here and it was caused by a leak in the sunroof . A weld wasn’t completed and water filled the headliner and rushed out of lights and near the gas peddle. Start calling it the leakadia like I do.
June 7th, 2013 at 4:42 pm
I have a 2008 Saturn outlook, I bought my car last April.. Two days later I got water in my car.. This past Monday.. Water in my car again..
I’m on my extended warranty..
Why is this issue not under the recalls????
June 9th, 2013 at 6:39 pm
I bought my Acadia in 2008, brand new and this is the first major problem I have encountered. After several down pours I notice my driver and passenger side carpets soaked with water. And I do not have a sunroof.
June 20th, 2013 at 9:41 am
Have second hand 2008 Acadia. Leaks and flooded fuse box. Car stalled in the middle of driving on major road. Was fortunate enough to put into neutral and restart the vehicle. If I had been going around a sharp corner and ran off the road and died would GMC finally do something about this problem? Fortunately I am alive what should I expect from GM now? Why is there not a class action against GM and all its dealers that keep selling these faulty cars. I have owned many vehicles but none with a leaky gasket causing vehicles to flood. I have 78k on the car but purchased an extended warranty. OH but water leaks aren’t covered. So much for honesty in the car dealership world. I know “What am I thinking right?” But what about the guy at the dealership that sold me the extended warranty. Isn’t a EW like an insurance policy? Do these guys have insurance licenses? As you can tell I am extremely disappointed with this issue. There has to be something we can do about this problem if at least get it to stop reoccurring. HELP anyone?????
July 9th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
2008 bought used. Same issues. Leaking through headliner on passenger side and through the door on the drivers side. Should have done more research I guess. It’s a damn shame gm won’t fix what has become an epidemic. I can tell you this will be the last general motors product I will buy.
July 11th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Chad- my dealership that I bought it from.. Paid for everything on my water leak.. I was lucky. My car is leak free!!
July 12th, 2013 at 9:21 pm
Bought my 08 Saturn Outlook 30k miles (enclave/acadia) 2 weeks ago. Its been in the shop one week now because of transmission fail and faulty body control module which had an unexplained “short” that caused my turn signals to malfunction, all the while my car was leaking from both front pillars at the windshield, the driving pedals, and the rear map lights. This is ridiculous. GM obviously has a serious design flaw in these vehicles. Something needs to be done.
August 13th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
We purchased a 2008 Acadia (used) a little over a year ago. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it…but…….not so much now. After being in a drought the last few years, all we have been getting this summer is rain. My Acadia has been leaking as well. Took it back to where we bought it, they checked the windshield and cleaned out the drain plugs.$100 per hour labor. Next time it rained, a few days later, it started leaking again in the same spots. I am worried about my roof liner getting ruined and carpet and not to mention the wiring. The moldy smell is horrid. Thank god we bought the additional coverage. I read that we have to take it back 3-4 times before the lemon law kicks in? Now are we going to have to pay $100 per hour each time we take it back? As much as we pay for these vehicles you would think they would re-issue the recall on this. The only good thing that came out of the first visit was they found a recall on the front airbags. Fixed it.
August 21st, 2013 at 3:56 pm
I was told by a GMC mechanic that the water entering into the roof through the front of the sunroof seal is normal and gets trapped inside there, then out through a drain? Really? I stopped there in a rain storm to show them and they said its normal. It stays wet in there for a few hours, and smells when you get in. Cant wait to get rid of this car.
August 21st, 2013 at 4:02 pm
@Matt: Water raining in your car is normal? Perhaps as normal as unicorns and leprechauns. Get to another GM dealer for a second opinion pronto.
August 21st, 2013 at 4:38 pm
Already started the lemon law process with your firm. Thanks!
September 23rd, 2013 at 9:38 pm
My acadia is leaking horribly right where my emergency break is. Took it in today because I am on an extended warranty and they told me it’s not covered. It’s starting to smell gross like rotten milk and the carpet won’t dry completely beucase the car continues to leak. I have owned the car for 4 years and it’s in the shop for one thing or another at least every 3 months. Extremely frustraing and I will also NOT be buying a GMC car ever again. Can you help?
October 10th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
I have a 2008 Yukon. It is leaking on the floorboard. It seems to be leaking close to the gas pedal. I thought it was from a leak under the car and have worked on it several different times. Sunday the car was setting in the driveway not being driven. I went out to go to town Monday and the floorboard was wet. Can not see where the water is coming from.
November 16th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
I bought a 2008 acadia used 6 mo. ago. sunroof leaked within a month so I took it back, they “found” the problem and fixed it for free. lucky on that but now i’m having a problem with my electrical sys. that I believe is connected to the water leak. what should I do next?
December 7th, 2013 at 12:12 am
hi i have a 2010 gmc acadia completely dead in my driveway. i have file several complaints with gm exevutive and my car had been at the gm service religipusly. i need help.
December 29th, 2013 at 9:20 pm
Put on cross drilled and slotted brake rotors, and a harder semimetallic brake pad and 3 years later, no problems! Rotors were about 160.00 and Bendix global semi metallic pads were 25.00, and 3 years later am just now slapping pads on the van. Problem fixed.
January 8th, 2014 at 9:35 am
I finally traded mine in for a diff SUV..done with sitting in a wet, moldy car….There was rost all underneath the back seats…TERRIBLE…I am glad the dealer even took it..Lost a lot of money due to that….DONE with the Acadia for good!!!!! Years of dealing with these water leaks….
January 16th, 2014 at 7:19 pm
In Aug of 2013 I purchased a 2008 used GMC Acadia. Before I left the dealership, they washed it for me. Was getting in it and my garage panel and sunroof controls were pouring water. Took it to a Glass company on dealerships dime to get fixed. It was supposively fixed. Started leaking again about 3 weeks ago. Took it back to the glass company and was told the Sunroof issue wasnt the original issue and that the Acadia’s ‘body seams’ were leaking. Going to the dealership tomorrow. Because same as most of these stories I have read, my electrical system is messing up, my car smells horrid and im over dealing with it. I dont have a warranty of any kind, but I also havent had the car 5 months. Someone is going to do something or they can have the smelly, leaking, sob back.
January 22nd, 2014 at 1:45 pm
EXACTLY the same thing happened on my 2011 Acadia. Dealer blamed the windshield replacement by an independent company for water coming in at the floorboards!! Then the GMC dealer put in a “factory” windshield and insisted that the problem was resolved. The first rain that I encountered resulted in water pouring thru the upper console with the dome lights, etc. Took it back again and they put in a new windshield again. No water since HOWEVER water damage has already surfaced in a corroded control panel that enables the car to start.
IMPORTANT: When this occurred I complained so incessantly to GMC Corporate, demanding that they admit that this is a problem and insisting that the car would have electrical problems… (I was right…) They finally extended my orginal mfg. warranty to 63K miles and another 2 years – whichever occurs first. The warranty is transferrable. I would recommend that you start emailing corporate and don’t stop. Let them know you are educated on this problem, etc. I fully anticipate that there will be more expensive repairs with mine, and at least I have the coverage. My video is on youtube of the leaky acadia….. Good luck.
February 2nd, 2014 at 11:10 pm
I have a 2011 Acadia and it is leaking both onnthe driver and passenger side of the car. After a rain my carpets under my floornmats are wet. When I lift the mats up I see moisture spotsnon thebottom of my mats. I do not have an extended warrenty. I have had to have so much done to it for only having it a year. It needed. A rack and pinion, power stearing unit, and the computer box for the transmission. I had to fight to get that all cover since my warranty had just expired. Can I still fight for it to be covered?
February 5th, 2014 at 10:00 am
@Tami: You mention you were in for a number of things this year. How many times were you in for the same problem under the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty? If you were back in three times, please visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html and fill out the form. We will review the situation and determine if there may be a breach of warranty claim.
February 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am
Purchased 07 used, within 30 days purchase leaks noticed front and rear with headliner soaked. Returned veh due salesman stating no leaks when purchased (veh been on lot during heavy rains and no leaks). We have returned veh 4 or 5 times, 1-cleaned drain lines, 2-cleaned rear lines said not done on first visit, 3-rechecked drain lines, 4-changed sunroof gasket, 5-still leaking around corner of sunroof (supposed to do that), REALLY!!….now waiting on salesmanager to determine if they are going to do anything further (tech recommended removing headliner completely to track leak)……..how much more do we endure??
February 24th, 2014 at 8:39 pm
I just purchased my 2008 Acadia in October 2013. Within the first month, I had to take it back to the dealer because it was pulling oil into an air filter. This caused the vehicle to think we were sliding on ice so it would automatically slow down. Perfect on the freeway! They were going to charge me $1300 to fix it. When I told them I don’t have the money and wanted my trade in back, the dealer fixed it at no charge. Now, 3 1/2 months into owning this car, there is a leak coming from the roof, shorted out the back up light just past the moon roof and now I noticed it is coming through the driver side air bag. The dealership told me this is a very uncommon problem. What are the chances of my air bag deploying because of the water leak? Why did we bail out GM again? I hate this car. I will never buy an American car again. I can’t wait to get rid of it. Thank you.
February 26th, 2014 at 4:10 pm
DO NOT PUT UP WITH THESE LEAKS!!! Call corporate, get an email so that they can not put you off with phone calls. Document it and let them know that you will NOT back off and will file complaints with Federal agencies. GM knows full well that they have a design problem. DO NOT STOP UNTIL GM AGREES TO GIVE YOU A FULL EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT IS TRANSFERABLE TO A NEW OWNER!!! That’s what I did and they finally caved in and gave me the extended bumper to bumper. JUST LAST MONTH THE CAR WOULD NOT START AND THE DEALERSHIP ADMITTED THAT A CONTROL PANEL WAS WATER DAMAGED!!! Good thing I got the warranty.
March 20th, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I bought the 2009 GMC acadia in August 2013 and I have experienced the water leak down by the parking break 2 times now. I have finally taken my car to the dealer because the radio and blinkers have no sound. The dealer has taken a look at the vehicle and stated the water leak has been the cause of no sound and that none of this is covered by the warrenty I purchased. I am pissed now that I am seeing all these complaints. This should become a recall on the vehicle. Who can I contact to have this looked into? THANK YOU!
March 21st, 2014 at 2:30 pm
@Tammy: The laws come into play if the car is covered under an original or extended manufacturers warranty.
March 29th, 2014 at 10:58 am
Wow can’t believe all the complaints about the water leaks. I own a 2009 Acadia with 131,000 miles and never had any problems and I live in New England with nasty weather sometimes and so far no leaks. Sorry you all are having water issues I love my Acadia
April 4th, 2014 at 1:53 pm
Lemon Law- is this covered under the certified pre-owned bumper to bumper as well? We bought our 2009 Acadia six months ago and are now being told that the water damage will not be covered by our “bumper to bumper” certified warranty.
April 18th, 2014 at 2:43 pm
I also have a certified pre-owned with a leak. I have owned it 2 months. Is it covered under the certified pre-owned?
April 21st, 2014 at 7:41 am
@Kelly: Check your warranty.
April 23rd, 2014 at 9:21 am
We are currently in a lease on a 2012 Acadia Denali … started noticing the horrific mildew smell last summer, and it’s been getting worse. Brought it to the dealership and they claimed it’s the cabin air filter and they want to charge me for it, as it’s a maintenance item. I refused and said that none of my other cars give off such an order because of an air filter, and that it must be some sort of design flaw causing water to clog somewhere. They disagreed, and started blaming it on the fact that my kids could have been in the car with wet bathing suits. Seriously?? I called GM Customer Care and they aren’t too helpful either. I am bringing it back next week to have them look at the entire AC system and check for clogged water, and I’m just waiting for them to blame this on me again. Any advice? I have a feeling the smell is not going to be fixed and I worry that it’s dangerous for my toddler and baby daughter to be breathing in.
April 23rd, 2014 at 4:02 pm
@Mark: What state are you from? It may be time to look into your lemon law rights.
May 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am
I have a 2008 Acadia. This has been “fixed” only it hasn’t. Night before last it basically rained in my car all night long. It’s disgusting and it smells like mold – which is awesome since I have a kid with asthma. I am FURIOUS and will not go away quietly this time.
June 15th, 2014 at 10:40 am
I am also having all the problems with my 2008 Acadia. It leaks there is water in my floor board after it rains. My radio, blinkers, and my door chimes no longer work. I’m thinking because of the water problem. Also I had my car for one year and it would just die while I was driving it. Took it to a dealer ship cost me $500 to get fixed lasted less than a month and starte doing it again took it back and it cost me 1600.00 and now the water problem. I hate this car I am upside down on it and cant afford to trade it in. Love the way it looks but hate all the problems. This is an expensive car and it should not have all these problems.
June 20th, 2014 at 3:53 pm
TO ALL GMC ACADIA OWNERS WITH SUNROOF EXPERIENCING WATER LEAKS BY SUNROOF AND/OR WET FLOORS PAY ATTENTION! THESE DEALERSHIPS AND SERVICE DEPARTMENTS ARE ALL CROOKS! TURNS OUT THE REASON FOR WATER LEAKS IS DUE TO A POOR DESIGN IN THE SUNROOFS DRAIN. I OWN A 2009 GMC ACADIA AND HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM NUMEROUS TIMES. THE DRAIN GETS CLOGGED UP WITH DEBRI FROM TREES AND LEAVES. WHEN THE DRAIN CLOGS UP, IT PREVENTS THE DRAIN FROM DOING ITS JOB AND THE WATER FINDS ITS WAY TO THE LOWEST POINT OF THE VEHICLE…(THANKS TO GRAVITY). THE DEALERSHIP CHARGED ME $100 EVERYTIME I TOOK IT TO THEM TO UNCLOG. UNTIL IT HAPPENED WITH MY KIA MINI VAN. THERE WAS NO KIA SERVICE STATION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL SUNROOF SHOP. HE PRETTY MUCH PUT AN AIRHOSE TO THE DRAIN AND PUSHED OUT ALL THE DEBREE. 10 SECONDS HE WAS DONE. CHARGED ME $10! TURNS OUT THIS PROBLEM CAN HAPPEN TO ANY CAR THAT HAS A SUNROOF NOT ONLY THE ACADIA. HOPE THIS HELPED. THANKS FOR READING!
July 9th, 2014 at 11:00 am
So what can I do if my Acadia is not covered until the recall, Only certain VIN numbers are being recalled and mine is not one of them. My 08 Acadia leaks like a faucet.
July 14th, 2014 at 2:45 pm
@Keith: Is there any warranty left? You can certainly try and reach out to GM corporate.
July 14th, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Mine is an 08. They just covered all the leak repairs AND replaced both my floorboards completely. Only because I got on Twitter and was relentless in telling everyone what they’ve done. Or were not doing. I then wrote them an open letter telling them if they didn’t fix everything, I wanted a signed letter saying they were responsible if anything bad happened to me or my two kids. That did the trick.
July 14th, 2014 at 6:13 pm
Same issue, we have a2009 Acadia, what Fuck!!! I’m Pissed the car smells like mold only on the passanger side yuk!!!!
July 23rd, 2014 at 6:01 pm
@LemonLaw When I took my Acadia to the dealership to have them look at the problem and YES they did in fact diagnose the exact recall problem, I did have a warranty but the warranty did not cover that leak. And still yet GM won’t fix the problem.
@Allison Zapata, who did you write to at GM?
August 23rd, 2014 at 4:38 pm
The water coming from the passenger side and the water swishing when you turn is coming from a clogged air conditioning drain hose. Had the same problem. Took it in and works great now, no more leaks.
October 4th, 2014 at 4:17 am
I heard the swishing of water in the roof for the first time a few months ago. Since then there have been severe leaks on both the drivers and passenger sides of the vehicle, I hope to have this problem resolved by GM when I take the vehicle in next week. … will post the results.
October 12th, 2014 at 9:20 pm
We just bought a 2009 acadia one week ago at auction. We have already experienced the leaks on the floorboards. We obviously don’t have any kind of warranty…should we go to a dealer or a local auto place?! I am so upset…I was so happy with how nice it WAS.
October 31st, 2014 at 4:56 pm
2008 GMC Acadia – bought used in 2010…blocked lines from roof resulted in fuse box being totally corroded and needed replacement in fall 2011 and guess what…it sounds like I’m driving a boat not a car with all the water in the roof. It leaks into the interior through the airbag decals on the side panels beside the windshield and through the plastic part of the windshield visors where they attach to the top of the windshield. Can’t believe if it only takes a second to blow out the hoses why they don’t do it with every service rather than have their reputation go down the drain. Does anyone know if the lemon law is available in Canada?
November 6th, 2014 at 11:09 pm
I purchase a 2009 GMC Acadia with 44,000 KM It currently has 57,000 KM
and it has extended warranty that exp 2016 or 80,000 what ever comes first. I just took my vehicle to GM dealer and they informed me that the Fuse Box needs to be replaced due to water leaking into it. They are charging me $700 just to replace the fuse box. They also said it is not covered under warranty. Also that I need to fix the leak if not it will happen again… What should I do ?
November 19th, 2014 at 11:19 am
it might be quite pricey, but ask them to remove your headliner and seal all the body seams. That is where its leaking. I too had to replace my fuse panel to the tune of $1050 on my 2008 GMC Acadia. Window company here discovered the body seam leak and dealership paid for it to be done. Good luck.
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:27 am
@LemonLaw I have a 2011 Buick Enclave, no sunroof, but same problem. Bought it 4 weeks ago. First heavy rain, it stalled out on me, then restarted and actually the engine would not shut off. Dealer said it was moisture behind the dash. I was in the body shop for 3 days fixing the “leak”, and fuse box repaired, etc. Now today, 3 days after it was returned to me, raining again, water poors down on my left foot while I am driving… original dealer visit was at 49,913 miles… now I am at 50,063. I have the certified bumper to bumper, and factory purchased extended warranty… but will be be covered since problem was found before 50,000??
January 2nd, 2015 at 4:43 pm
@Julie: Contact the dealer asap. What are the terms of the extended warranty?
March 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 pm
I purchased a 2008 gmc acadia and have had water leaks in the passenger side and coming thru the roof! It’s very upsetting when it starts after you’ve only had the car one month and it starts! There needs to be something done about this! It’s very upsetting to pay for a car and have to pay to get it fixed and on top of that the speakers quit so no radio I’m very unhappy with this car and wished I could return it!
March 14th, 2015 at 12:13 pm
We bought a 2008 Acadia new, water leaks started at about 6 months after purchase. Still fighting the problem. Electrical issues, moldy smell, stained headliner, water sloshing around. I keep 2 beach towels in my front passenger floorboard. So sick of this. any to get GMC to buy this car back or get some type of settlement at this point. Car is in the shop now.
March 16th, 2015 at 7:25 am
can you provide me with the General Motors email address which would be best to contact to start complaining about the water leaks in my 2007 GMC Acadia? It is out of warranty so from reading your feedback, I assume the Lemon Law Will not come into play. However, I feel strongly that based on the feedback from all the other victims in this thread, that we need to put as much pressure as we can on General Motors, which knowingly continues to produce an obviously a poor product which cost a lot of money and becomes worthless after it fills up with water…
Thank you, Tom Middleton
March 18th, 2015 at 1:10 pm
@Tom: Check your warranty book for contact info.
March 18th, 2015 at 1:11 pm
@Christy: I hate to say it but you may have waited too long. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a lemon law firm in your state to see if your rights have expired.
April 16th, 2015 at 11:13 pm
I have had it with my 2008 Acadia. I purchased it used almost two years ago from our local Chevrolet dealership here I’m tuscaloosa, alabama. Nothing but problems ever since! I have had it in the shop 2-3 times for my vehicle flooding! I am taking it back tomorrow. Today it rained through the airbags on driver and passenger side. Through the visor on driver side into my lap, through the very back around third row seating. It always leaks but this is about the 5th time it had completely flooded. I had to park it tonight at my neighbors in their carport. I bought the extended warranty until 120,000mi and am at 114,000 now so needed to know if lemon law could help? I am set up to go bk to the dealership in the morning and spoke with GM tonight and they said I needed to take it tomorrow and they would call them about it. I have HAD it! My vehicle stinks and it is not safe to drive my 3 year old in! Things have started to short out. I do not understand how so many people have so many issues and they are not getting lawsuits left and right! I know one thing, I will be speaking to a lawyer, and lord for if if something happens while driving this piece of crap down the road. Please help lemon law I still owe too much too trade I will be in the hole big time! I just want a nice dry vehicle!!!
April 19th, 2015 at 9:05 am
I just recently purchased a 2008 GMC Acadia and have been running into the leakage problem I don’t know what to do because I am told it is too late as far as lemon laws go. I have been back and forth to repair shop and the problem still exist!!
May 12th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
I bout a 2008 gmc acadia last year and it is leaking water, in my lights, by the gas and brake pedals, and in the driver side seat belt. The dealership and warranty is saying the leaking is not covered under warranty and want to charge $900 to fix the problems. I called GM and they acted as if it wasn’t a big deal and told me all they can do is talk to the CEM’s at the dealership and see if they can make it a little cheaper
May 13th, 2015 at 8:17 am
I purchased a 2008 Acadia out of town December 2014. Since then I have spent over $1100 with various problems: struts, alignment, tires damaged from strut problem, tie rods, a mysterious loud noise that sounded like there was something locking up that has made me afraid to drive the vehicle, and now water coming inside the floorboards on the passenger side and running over to the driver side. Nobody could figure out what the problem was until Monday when I found a person who works on insurance cases regarding cars. The noise has something to do with the transmission when the car is inclined on a turn (happens sporadically) and the water is building up in the heat / air section (he made a video). BUT WHERE DO I START SINCE IT WAS BOUGHT OUT OF TOWN WITHOUT AND EXTENDED WARRANTY? I cannot afford these expenses.
May 13th, 2015 at 8:44 am
I have a 2010 Acadia, “no” sun/moon roof. Traveling to Kansas City and I kept thinking the interior smelt wet. We ran into some heavy rain, stopped and paid the toll on the pike and when we left the toll booth water poured out onto my Wife’s feet from the fan cover under the glove box; just like #8 Ash posted above. I suspect it may be leaking on the driver side as well as the floor board on the driver side was also wet, just not as soaked as the passenger side. Has anyone had any luck with a dealer ship/manufacture (GMC) correcting the issue at no cost to the vehicle owner?
May 20th, 2015 at 11:42 am
Our 2008 Acadia has been leaking like crazy. I called a local radio show about this problem and was directed to a company that took out the headliner. They did a water test to see where the water was coming from. The worst leaks were from the windshield that was replaced several years ago. They also said 4 of the 6 drains were plugged. They blew them out. Did you know that of the 6 drains, only the front drains are accessible. When the back drain on the sunroof gets plugged, water will till the ceiling and end up in several places. The headliner has to be removed to blow down that drain. The same goes for the drains for the Moonroof. We have had an issue with our new battery not starting the car. NO battery power at all! The repair guy checked the battery and found 2″ of water. I had him drill a drain so the water has somewhere to go.
With an older Acadia, and this obvious design flaw, should GM have a recall to solve the problem? We had already spent over $600 a few years ago to have the front drain tubes replaced. From reading one of the prior comments, GM had a recall on that and should have fixed it for free. Looks like we will be getting something else because of all the water issues…without a sun roof!
May 28th, 2015 at 9:32 am
I have a 2008 Arcadi 2008 used only 2 months now I had it and the battery dies everytime it rain, I take it’s from the water leak when comes from my Ebrake area. I’ll be bringing mines in tomorrow to GMC hopefully it get fixed. I did purchase an EW. Is there some type of partiton we can start for GM to do a recall or replace all these cars?
May 28th, 2015 at 9:45 am
I have a Acadia 2008 used only 2 months now I had it and sometime when I remove my keys the car is still running like its misfiring, the battery dies everytime it rain, take it’s from the water leak which comes from my Ebrake area. I’ll be bringing mines in tomorrow to GMC hopefully it get fixed. I did purchase an EW. Is there some type of partiton we can start for GM to do a recall or replace all these cars?
June 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm
I took my 2011 Acadia in to the GM dealership this morning for a water leak problem. Not only are the sunroof drain tube defective, also due to the heavy rain that we have had, there are several components that shorted out under the dash.. End result a 4500.00 repair bill.
June 7th, 2015 at 1:02 am
About to purchase 2012 Acadia. No sunroof. Checked fuse box, no sign of corrosion. Will have balance of factory warranty of powertrain, which is 5 yrs, 100000 mi. Is there a recall yet? Did they fix issue by 2012, should I worry? And is issues caused by by damamged fuse box covered under powertrain? I’m thinking they’ll tell me it’s electrical and not covered. Thoughts?
June 27th, 2015 at 12:04 pm
I own a 2008 GMC Acadia and have all the same problems listed on this website. GM should have never been given any finacial help. Selling vehicles like they offer, how could they possibly expect anyone to by another G.M. Product. I have driven G.M. cars and pick-ups since I got my license to drive. Done with G.M. Anyone buying a G.M. product should check this vehicle out on the internet before purchasing. Lemonlaw.com. Great job.
July 10th, 2015 at 4:51 am
2008 Acadia.” Drain Tubes” by name only seem to drain everywhere except the outside of the vehicle. Just had to replace the heat/ac blower motor that sat in about 1 1/2″ of water until it was ruined. Is there a sharp attorney out there that could class action against GMC. It doesn’t look like there would be a shortage of people to participate.
August 17th, 2015 at 6:13 pm
2010 acadia, air conditioner trouble, rear drivers side window quit, now the leak. Passenger side, when you turn left, you hear a squelching under the dash as blower motor is slowly dying with each left turn. Gmc used to stand for quality, which is why we bought the vehicle in the first place. So disappointed. 98000 miles and its falling apart. My 2003 buick regal with well over 200,000 miles powers on…with no water leaks and ac that will make you shiver. Thanks gmc.
August 19th, 2015 at 2:37 pm
I have a 2015 Acadia Denali and bought it brand new in April. Had 3000 miles when I had leaking in sunroof and running down front windshield dealership said they replaced seal. Being garage kept it isn’t out much. Drove to Florida for vacation and now at 4000 miles it’s leaking under emergency break, sunroof again, passenger side seatbelt and worse spot is 3rd row light! Also DVD player shorts out! First new car and I am NOT HAPPY!!!
September 22nd, 2015 at 1:41 pm
Bought a 2015 Acadia Denali in Jan. Sunroof leaked so I had it looked at and the dealership replaced a rubber seal around the sunroof. Leaked again and this time the dealership removed the rear sunroof, re-directed the drain tubes and put in a new rear sunroof. It is now leaking again and I am going back to the dealership tomorrow. Any advice?
October 3rd, 2015 at 5:47 am
Bought a 2013 Acadia, used, I have had it for about 3 months. One nice day had the windows down, went to go put them back up and it would not go back up. Key would not come out of the ignition. Right turn signal and brake light would not work, back up camera would not work. Took it to the dealer, they found the windshield was leaking and water going into the fuse box causing shorts. The installed a new fuse box, and resealed the windshield, now it leaks somewhere else, so they are going to reseal it again. And this is all one visit.
October 9th, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Does anything cover water damage to the electrical due to these water leaks? I just found out that my dash lights and headlights have some kind of short in them because of the leaks my 2008 Acadia had. A mechanic told me he thinks the electrical box and/or fuse box may have gotten eroded. I can only imagine how pricey this is going to be to fix.
October 12th, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Hello I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse that I have been to the dealer multiple times for a leaky roof and they have yet to fix it. It leaks so bad that I usually have too park it or put plastic over the sunroof.
November 2nd, 2015 at 7:51 am
I recently bought acadia 2014… After one day of heavy rain which is rare here in Kuwait… There was a leak from the front console increasing with usage of break… I took the car to the regional dealer and at first they told me car checked and no problem found… Fortunately i recorded the leak by video shot… Now they re checking again….
November 5th, 2015 at 10:59 am
I have a 2010 GMC Terrain and have experienced leaking issues since I purchased it in November 2012. Recently, I’ve started having the “sunroof” leak in addition to my original leak. I’ve contacted GM and have been told that they’re not responsible for repair because I’m beyond any warranty coverage. I’ve already put a few thousand dollars into repairs for other issues that have also turned out to be common special treats for GM owners. Does anyone know of a class action brewing against GM???
November 25th, 2015 at 2:04 pm
My 2008 was purchased used in June. First the fuse box corrosion, then the transmission and power steering. Right now in for no start. My mechanic says it’s the wirimg, probable from the fuse box damage. So the vehicle is known for water leaks. Anything electrical can go bad unless they fix entire problem. They really need to do a buyback option. I am ready to sue.
November 25th, 2015 at 10:33 pm
We just purchased a 2007 Acadia a month ago from a used car dealership. Two weeks after we purchased it it rained and I noticed way too much inner condensation inside the car and didn’t know why. It rained yesterday, was sunny today and saw same heavy condensation. I inspected the car and noticed the drivers and passengers floorboards were soaking wet. I suspect after reading all these complaints the car must have a leak. We are planning to contact the dealership, if they can’t do anything for us what is the time frame to be covered under the lemon law? Our problem has just begun, can’t imagine having to deal with this problem when we just purchased the Acadia a month ago.
January 20th, 2016 at 11:25 am
We’ve got a 2010 Acadia. While cleaning it out last spring I noticed that the padding under the carpet in the front of the car was saturated. The dealership told me I had a bad evaporator core…$2100. A second opinion resulted in changing one a/c hose and the air has worked fine ever since. No one has been able to diagnose the leak. Supposedly the air system is draining properly and another body shop ran water over the car for 5 hours with no issues. Anyone have any advice?
March 5th, 2016 at 2:13 am
We have a 2009 GMC Envoy SLT. Of course both the warranty and extended warranties are no longer any good and my car has been leaking water onto the passenger front floor every time it rains. I’m beginning to think my windshield doesn’t align with the body of my vehicle. We’ve tried to seal it on our own but hasn’t helped. I’m getting tired of this. Can anyone help us???
March 19th, 2016 at 4:35 pm
2008 Acadia bought new has leaked since day one. Can’t begin to even estimate the number of times it’s been in the shop. Standing water in floorboard, battery is in the floorboard and of course water runs right into the box, dripping from DVD player, electrical shorts, you name it, I have experienced it. Fast forward 2016 and I07,000 miles and I am done. Inever know if it is going to start when it rains for several days. It is not just the sunroof. Last trip the dealership charged $275 for a new seal and headliner was wet the next day and water dripping on my feet. Sad thing is I still like the room and style of the Acadia. Will I buy another? LOL,NOOOOO. GMC does not care, I may go with Ford.
March 24th, 2016 at 5:25 pm
I bought new a 2013 acadia denali. I have been having leak issues (water in passenger floorboard) since the 1st week of owning it. We have taken it in, under warranty, to the dealership we bought it from 3 times now. Each time they try and blame me for the issues, saying I shouldn’t park outside(where in the paperwork does it say you must garage keep this car) they were very nice the first time I brought it in but have gotten extremely rude since. I even told the manage (who is only one to deal with me now) that they made me feel not wanted there, he had nothing to say. I can not believe that they are allowed to still sell these vehicles. I am beside myself as I have 2 small kids and if it rains or couple days after rain we can not drive my car due to smell and water. ….This has been the most expensive lemon I have ever bought. …
March 25th, 2016 at 1:44 pm
@Jamie: I would certainly look into your rights under State and Federal Laws. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html for a firm in your state what may be able to help.
April 1st, 2016 at 10:02 am
I have 2008 Acadia that flooded now wont start called the insurance company to see if they can do something because dealer just laughed at us and said there is nothing he can do for us
June 1st, 2016 at 3:38 pm
My son has a 2008 Acadia bought in Texas a few years ago and has had the same issues with leaks and now dead batteries. Dealer claims they aren’t sure how to keep fixing this. They have to know the root of the problem. This is a total design flaw.
My question is how in the hell is it that they have been allowed to get away with this fraud they have perpetrated on the consumer over the years? I don’t care if it’s not part of the initial warranty or a VIN, they have a bad design that they continue to
constantly put out year after year on model after model and KNOWINGLY do it.
Obama should be told he saved a company that has perpetrated a constant fraud on the public and the only way it’s helped the economy is the repair bills that are gouging people owning these vehicles. Dealership s repair shops are getting rich and repair people are enjoying employment fixing the same repeated problems they really have no good fix for anyway. The sad thing is they probably would blame it on somebody like an engineer who is not overall responsible as CEO leadership never takes accountability in these
corporations. Who are their engineers? But engineers probably have warned about this and upper level management does nothing because the changes needed and fixes would impact them back to bankruptcy. They will keep perpetratin
this fraud as its been working well for them so far hasn’t it? They are nothing but crooks, psychopaths, and sociopaths that run many of these large companies. This spot seems like nothing more than a place to vent because nothing gets done. I cannot believe there has not
been a class action lawsuit to force this issue be dealt with and the repairs required no matter what. Only in America ….isn’t free enterprise wonderful ?What it really means is …it leaves big companies free to perpetrate fraud and take no accountability. They take their golden parachutes with buckets of
money and leave you holding a mess to fix that financially breaks you, if it doesn’t possibly take a life in many cases. It’s all disgusting and evil.
July 11th, 2016 at 12:12 pm
2008 Acadia , I watched water pour out under the glove box with no rain. The water also burnt out the fan motor and disabled my low beam head light’s? I now have to place the fuse in to make the low beams work. It now also has a high pictched shrill sound only while I’m turning to the left? WTH . To the shop 3 times with then fixing everything but the problem.
July 13th, 2016 at 12:28 pm
We have been having a problem with the ac compressor shutting off and blowing warm are. It acts like maybe a short. I just noticed water, clear water in the floorboard on passenger side. Could this be due to the water leakage? If so, what do I need to look for. Car is 2011 GMC Acadia Denali
July 22nd, 2016 at 8:30 am
Rocco, I have been fighting a leak for some time now with my 08 acadia. I have had no electrical problems though. The shrill sound you hear on left turns is the water entering your blower motor. Have you checked your a/c drain line? I drained mine a couple months ago and got about 4 cups of water out of it. It stopped the leak into my passenger floorboard. However the shrill sound and leak are back and my drain line is clear. I have sealed my rear sunroof, blew out my front sunroof, drained and cleaned the a/c line and sealed the frame under the windshield. I am out of ideas. The water leak had made my blower motor stop but I took it out and dried it and it started working again. My connector has melted for my blower motor though but I am not about to get another one until I fix wherever this leak is coming from. I would definitely check that drain line though.
November 14th, 2016 at 6:59 pm
Danny, I own a 2011 Chevy Traverse and I just replaced my blower motor today 11-14-16 due to water damage. The water somehow entered the AC/Heating system and accumulated in the bowl shaped blower motor access panel causing the blower motor to fail. Turns out the blower motor sits in 1 to 2 inches of water because of some sort of water back up. It also leaks water into the fuse area and the passenger side floorboard when making a left turn. There must be a recall for this problem as I can see its a widespread problem among GM brand Acadia, Traverse, Enclave, and Vue vehicles. General Motor needs to do the right thing for its customers.
November 28th, 2016 at 6:25 pm
2012 GMC Acadia Denali – I bought it used in Aug 2014. I had the car for 3 months and had to have it towed to the dealer. They claimed it started when they went to look at it. I picked up the car and nothing happened until Oct 2016. The sound system, the turn signal, the back up camera warning sound, all sound stopped. Then on Nov 24, 2016 I was at the grocery store and the car would not start (crank no start). The next day after Triple A boost the battery and turned the a/c off still it did not start until later that afternoon when I had called for a tow, then he said try it again and it started. I drove it home and let it run thinking I needed a battery. I bought a $200 battery and went to the mall. 6 hours later the battery was drained, the car was back to “crank no start”. I got a rental the next morning and spent the rest of the morning waiting for a tow to the dealership and then discussing the issue with the service guy and he asked me about any water leaks inside the car. It’s now Monday and the service guy calls to tell me there is a leak behind the dash. The fuse box assembly needs to be replaced $680, more diagnosis needed to find out where the water is coming from of $132 – $164 and the battery did not cause the problem. Also the seat and floor coverings need to be removed to dry along with checking other modules in the floor which would be an added cost of $800 plus. WHAT!? I am not happy with this lack of a recall or concern when someone had purchased a $50k vehicle only to have water damage it due to no fault of you own. My ACADIA is a Lemon and I want my money back ASAP!!
December 7th, 2016 at 3:19 pm
I purchased a 2008 GMC Acadia 9 months ago. I also purchased the extended warranty. Last month, during a heavy rain storm, my daughter told me water was dripping on her in the 3rd row seat. We turned on the light, and the overhead light was full of water and dripping on her. Took it to local dealer and they said they would need to take down the headliner to diagnose issue. They said it was leaking around the seal on the sunroof. Warranty company said they only cover mechanical/electrical issues. Car dealership I bought it from says not their problem. Car dealership it is at for repairs says there is nothing they can do except charge me $600 to fix it. I asked them to check with GMC as there are many complaints about this issue. I also called GMC myself and opened a claim, but the guy said they probably would not pay. Technician at dealership said this is a “known manufacturing defect” (exact words he told my insurance adjuster who will also not pay the claim because there was no impact or damage, just a leak) He said when the roof panels were stamped during manufacturing, it left some imperfections and as the seal wore down it allowed for leaks. If this is all true, shouldn’t GMC be responsible for repairs? I know it is a 2008, but it was in pristine condition when we bought it. The entertainment system still had plastic on the screen and headphones were still unopened in original factory packaging. Please advise.
December 7th, 2016 at 5:19 pm
@Kelly: I would check safercar.gov to see if there are any silent warranties but it does not appear they would be held responsible for this at this point.
January 6th, 2017 at 9:22 pm
Purchased a 2007 Arcadia used two years ago. It’s a lemon all right and last fall discovered sunroof leak. Has anyone had issues with mold and getting sick from it?
January 15th, 2017 at 7:17 pm
I just purchased a used 08 Acadia months ago and I specifically asked the person selling it to me if it leaked (not because I knew of this problem but I have had a previous vehicle that had the sunroof. leak). He told me no. The first rain storm we had my passenger floor was completely soaked and there was a steady stream coming in from the door panel under the glove box. It has happened every time there is rain or snow. I have also noticed it happening on my driver side. There is no water damage on my roof (indicating a leaking sunroof) but I have no idea where it is coming from. Has anyone had this problem fixed? My car also doesn’t start now and I’m thinking it is because my battery compartment is so full of water.
March 9th, 2017 at 10:44 am
I just purchased a used 2010 GMC Acadia with no sunroof (thank God) and hope and pray that I don’t have any major problems with it like the ones mentioned here.
March 9th, 2017 at 10:45 am
I just purchased a 2010 Acadia with no sunroof and I pray that I don’t have any major problems with it like the ones mentioned here.
April 27th, 2017 at 8:33 pm
We have an 07 Acadia. This POS. nothing but problems from the beginning. Within a month it was the transmission, engine control module, replaced 3, yes 3 alternators. Over two grand in major repairs. Now we are a week from driving to Disney and the damn thing won’t start. There’s a wire harness in the passenger door that was pouring water out of it. This truck is a nightmare!!
April 29th, 2017 at 11:24 am
I purchased a used 2008 GMC Acadia in February. The car was in the shop after only having the car for 2 days. I was without the car for 2 weeks. I have 2 small children and the struggle was very real. I took it back to the dealearship and he told me that the problems were minor and that I should have purchased a new car. My truck leaks water on the passenger and diver side. My floors are drenched in water and I am not sure where it is coming from. I called gm and they told me that I must first take it to a certified dealership to diagnose the problem at my expense. This will be the second diagnosis at my expense. I believed in the gm brand, but I have now lost faith in them. This is very dangerous and could result in a serious occurance. I just want my vehicle fixed without any cost to me. I can’t continue to invest all of my money into something I can’t live in. -signed a frustrated mother.
May 4th, 2017 at 12:48 pm
I have a 2008 Acadia with the same leak as everyone else, the sun roof. My question is has anyone found a way to fix it. I have replaced 3 fuse boxes. Has anyone figured out how to fix this problem?
October 26th, 2017 at 12:20 pm
we hAVE A 2007 ACADIA NO SUN ROOF WHEN IT RAINS FRONT PASSENGER SIDE FROM UNDER DASH TO FLOOR SOAKING WET AND 1 INCH OF WATER IN FLOOR BOARDS. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THE LEAK? BESIDES PUT IT IN A GARAGE WHEN IT RAINS!! NOT!! RECALL IS IN DUE.
November 9th, 2017 at 2:07 pm
I have had my 2008 for 3 years. Same problem! Have had it blown out numerous times and still leaks. Now bad storm this week. Standing water on floor boards. Now it will not start and battery wont charge! Nothing but problems with this vehicle. I am at my witts end!
March 16th, 2018 at 11:01 pm
Just bought my 2007 arcadia 7 days ago! Raining tonight and guess what.. Leaking all over passenger floor! Coming from under the glove box! This is crazy! Its dark so i havint seen if its leaking anywhere else yet! Im in for 10 grand on this suv! What am i suppose to do!!
May 4th, 2018 at 7:56 pm
I have a new body style 2017 Acadia… so many issues.. Now I find a puddle of water in the passenger floorboard.. Dealership said their are 6 TSBs without a known fix yet.. My first and last GM. Its been in for warranty work 4 times now for various reason… the sunroof had to be adjusted, now it just makes an odd noise and auto-reverses when trying to close. Driveshaft had issues that had to be fixed. Brake plates rub due to poor design. So many rattles in this $45,000 vehicle. The driver seat wears out quick.. 12,000 miles and I only weigh 140 lbs. The CarPlay option takes forever to register my phone and sometimes will not even find it when connected to USB. BLAHHHH GIVE ME A FORD.
May 21st, 2018 at 1:06 am
We have a 2009 Acadia that just started getting water on the Passenger side after heavy rains . It shorted out the battery twice so we replaced the windshield thinking that was the problem. No Luck a heavy rain today same problem but now electrical system is acting up . We are heading to the dealership tomorrow
June 6th, 2018 at 11:05 pm
I purchased a used 2007 GMC Acadia 3 years and I paid it off early. After the vehicle was paid in full, like many others, I have a water problem as well! I have no idea where the water is coming from, but both the driver and passenger front floors are soaked with standing water when it rains. I also have mold in the car. I have no idea what to do or what can be done, other than blow the water out, which we do on a regular basis, and it still does not solve the problem. Also, now the car is starting to short out and will not start.
I’m ready to start a Class Action Lawsuit.. since supposedly nothing else can be done.
June 19th, 2018 at 1:13 am
If GM is not going to take responsibility for this problem,we the owners need to take action.I own a 2008 Acadia that you can wash your feet in when it rains.After it rains electrical system shuts down until it dries out.Just an accident waiting to happen.
June 19th, 2018 at 9:31 pm
This is happening to GMC Acadia too. Does this apply if I didn’t purchase it brand new but certified pre-owned?
June 20th, 2018 at 1:24 pm
@Cora: A CPO vehicle with repetitive repairs could fall under the federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.
June 26th, 2018 at 9:00 am
I have a 2018 Acadia Denali. It is now at the dealership the second time to resolve leaking from the rear tailgate.
July 17th, 2018 at 10:09 am
My wife’s vehicle is a 2008 Acadia Denali with 300850 miles. Has always used Mobil 1 5w30 oil. Fuel mileage has always been great if you don’t compare it to the imports. Only gets 23 to 24 highway,depending on the wind. Still has original spark plugs and original brake pads even though when taken in for a headlight recall at 181,450 miles was told front and rear brakes needed 750.00 dollars to repair. It has been nearly 120,000 miles.brakes still working great. Just another reason to stay away from any dealership, they all seem to be motivated by greed. As for as water leaks, seems like there could have been a better design as for as the size of the drain tubes needing to be at least twice the size they are. I keep my drain tubes cleaned out using plastic cord for my commercial weed trimmer, just a tad smaller than five sixteenth’s. Only takes five minutes. Hopefully all you folks can find honest and independent mechanic. Stay away from the dealerships even though you have warranty that isn’t worth the paper it is written on. Good luck. Ps, I have no intention of trading vehicles any time soon.
July 19th, 2018 at 7:03 am
I just brought my 2018 into the dealership for the 2nd time in 6 weeks with an interior leak. They told me that it needs a new windshield seal and it takes 4 to 6 weeks to get one since they are backordered.
July 19th, 2018 at 9:48 am
@Amanda: Once your vehicle is out of service 15 business days in MA, you have a potential lemon law claim. Those days do not have to be consecutive. Contact us at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights and how we can help.
September 9th, 2018 at 4:47 pm
I bought a 2008 Acadia GMC . I had the same issue after a year for more we payed yo clean the drains of the sunroof my car have to be park everytime rains because the water leak.
October 16th, 2018 at 3:07 pm
I’ve had my 2008 GMC Acadia for almost two years and have had problems with it leaking since. Most of the water is on the driver side but it also leaks on the passenger side, has leaked through my dvd in the second row and even in the back where the third row lights are. I’ve taken it in at least five times over these not even two years for the leaking and I’ve been told that they can’t find where it’s leaking or they’ve changed the seals, or cleaned the drain tubes out. None of which has worked with the water. The dealership has paid for the repairs each time because I think they know about the whole problem but won’t say anything about it. I am sitting here waiting for them to be done looking at it again and the drain tube was just cleaned out a week ago! I’m about to just tape the thing up because I am beyond done with this issue! I wish I would’ve researched more before I bought this thing. I hate Ford but I’m thinking of buying one next after all of this.
November 13th, 2018 at 9:37 am
I purchased a 2008 GMC Acadia second owner and have had the same issues. I took it back under warranty over and over and it was never resolved. Of course now my warranty is out and it’s pouring rain in NC this month and I’m getting wetter driving than if I would just walk to work. UGH.
December 21st, 2018 at 12:19 am
2014 Buick Enclave owner here – purchased from Everett Buick GMC in Benton, AR. Same old story… leaking water on floorboard when it rains – on footrest on driver side and by fuse box on passenger side. Last month, car was dead – would not start. Took it to closet Buick dealership and was told that there was a “parasitic draw” on the battery due to water damage to fuse box. The fix was a new battery (second one since purchasing) and fuse box to the tune of about $800.00. Dealer blamed the aftermarket windshield replacement as the reason and wanted to replace it and the interior carpet for about $2k. No thanks. Had the windshield looked at separately – they found nothing wrong with it and suggested that it was drainage from sunroof.
Reading all of these posts, this sounds like one giant scam with the consumer left holding the bag. Bastards. First GM car in a long time; last GM car EVER!
January 22nd, 2019 at 5:01 pm
I just bought a 2019 Buick Acadia and I have leaks in the back tailgate which was stopped with mechanic fix at dealership. I was informed GM was working on permanent fix. No call to date! I just took in to dealership today for leak in front windshield and water damage to headliner. I was told that they could not find leak. Then I was told that that is the way GM is making headliners ( ragged and turning loose). My suv was bought 10-28-2018 it is now 1-22-2019. It has 1838 miles. If they think this is going to rest–HA HA.
February 25th, 2019 at 4:45 pm
I have had trouble with it since the first heavy downpour. Brought it back for warranty work, and after the warranty expired, sunk thousands into fixing it. The last GMC dealer was paid over $6000 to fix everything. They had it in their parking lot the day I picked it up. It had been raining, and after I went home, got in to start it up for work, the battery was drained. I had just replaced the battery, which turns out that happened after it rained as well. When I brought it back to the dealer and told him of the issue, he said I needed a new battery. He never said there was a known issue with this. It is sad that this had been happening for YEARS and they said nothing about it; two different GMC dealerships gladly took my money to fix my AC and other issues, but never said a word to me. The last three times I came to them, about the leak, battery, and mold, they never said anything to me about other people having the same problem.
March 21st, 2019 at 6:43 pm
GM Bulletin for this issue: I would say the drive side pillar body seam is leaking 99% of the time a customer has this issue and the dealers blame it on the sun roof drains, or a windshield replacement. Good luck getting them to own it.
March 21st, 2019 at 10:42 pm
Brand new 2019 Acadia, 300 miles on it, leaking from headliner where front dome lights and sun roof controls are. ☹️ Have appointment tomorrow at dealership.
April 26th, 2019 at 2:07 pm
I just got a 2014 Acadia (used) from a dealership locally. Drove it home and parked it for 3 days while I was out of town, came home on a super rainy day and it was leaking from the passenger headliner and down the side pillar onto the floor. a week later, parked at my work, rained most of the day, and the water was leaking from the center top control center all over the counsel and cupholders had water in them. It’s at a body shop today trying to figure this out. Bought the thing out of warranty and no warranty from the dealership. Any one have any suggestions.
May 14th, 2019 at 2:40 pm
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia and the sun roof is awful when it rains warranty or no warranty gmc should take responsibility and make it good please help someone I need contact numbers thanks in rock hill sc.
May 29th, 2019 at 9:41 pm
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia which i bought new and it is leaking a second time since owning it. Now it is leaking water when it rains but this time it is from the header where the sunvisor joins the roof line. There is also water at the base of the sun roof.
The first time it happened was only 2 years after I bought the vehicle which was new. Keep in mind in the first 2 years i owned the vehicle it was constantly garaged and rarely used except on weekends. This Is only one of multiple issues I have experienced since the first two years of ownership with no responsibility from General Motors to face up to the defects affecting most owners. Now thinking of it my parents GM cars all leaked after 2 or 3 years of ownership and they were garage kept and didn’t even have sunroofs.
The terrible experience and endless costs and time spent to repair it convinced me to never to by a GM vehicle again, not that I like any of the vehicles they make anyway.
May 30th, 2019 at 9:31 am
We recently bought a 2015 Acadia Denali, we haven’t had it for a month yet and it’s already giving us issues, it’s been raining a lot in the area lately and while we were out of town for Memorial Day weekend we left at parked at home, “it rained those days” when we got home the car would t start it had enough power to turn in the lights, screen, and all the interior things/lights, but wouldn’t have the power to start, the only way to get it started was to give it cables but as soon as we would turn it off it wouldnt start. I brought it today to the gmc dealership in our town to get it inspected, it read that we had a bad battery so they are installing a 420 dollar one, not mentioning that this morning. I encountered water running down the control center all over the counsel and cup holders, we are getting the battery installed, they wanted me to leave it to inspect the water leak but we can’t afford leaving it right now so I will have to bring it back in a few weeks to get looked at. Any advice? Since our bumper to bumper it’s already expired and we have to pay cash, does the full coverage insurance cover any of this problems? We weren’t really expecting this vehicle to have this many problems and we didn’t check reviews before buying it either, we just wanted a family car and it’s already being a nightmare and we’ve only had it for 3/4 weeks, I am devastated
June 25th, 2019 at 1:14 am
2009 Acadia. Since I bought it from the dealership it’s been nothing but problems. It’s been a year half. Noticed yesterday while raining. Water proofing in on the floor board. While pulling of the road into a parking lot power steering stopped working. Seems like it doesn’t want to accelerate., So here comes another bill from the dealership. Unbelievable… Replaced parts so far… Battery, starter, radiator, exhaust, plus a few other issues. Tail light flickers as pleased…
June 25th, 2019 at 1:16 am
Water pouring in on floor board… Sorry 2:34 am… Worried about cost of labor again
July 21st, 2019 at 10:18 am
I just got a 2012 Arcadia in June driven it for 2 days and my floorboards are completely soaked took it to GMC Friday and they couldn’t even find the problem so what do I do now??
July 22nd, 2019 at 9:04 am
So I just purchased a 2004 GMC ACADIA from a used car dealer. It rains and the front floor board gets soaked. Battery dies and to the shop it goes. I can’t afford to be doing this any longer. What are my options? Because I’m still paying it can I take it to the lot or does General Motors have some type of recall or warranty? HELP! I love this truck but I’m about to get rid of it if I can’t get this issue solved without spending hundreds on it again!!!
July 25th, 2019 at 3:56 pm
The roof leak will most likely continue to occur. The real problem is not the roof drain pan and drain tube but the rubber grommet that goes through the firewall. This grommet has a 4 tapered finger one way rubber valve molded into it. This valve requires a certain amount of water column pressure to open it. However, what happens is that small bits of trash migrate down to the valve before there is enough pressure and clog it up. Good design on paper but just doesn’t work in the real world. Remove the grommets and use something to remove the rubber fingers, I used a dremel tool with a type of drill bit, and then put it all back and your good to go. I understand that the one way valve it to prevent anything from coming from the outside to the inside, not sure what other than air but hey an air leak compared to getting drenched when I turn a corner in the rain and running my carpet is a fair trade.
December 23rd, 2019 at 9:44 am
I purchased my 2007 GMC Acadia in Minneapolis, MN. noticed once there was some water damaged to the interior by the passenger side but didn’t think anything of it. Now that I have been here in Georgia and it rains a lot and noticed that the passenger side carpet is soaked. I checked and see there is no recall on for this even though consumers are having an ongoing issue with this problem. I hear the water moving around in the top of the car so I’m figuring that it must be clogged in the moon roof.The car is paid for is the only saving grace but really would like to get it fixed. I might try going in myself and unclog the drains. Made an appointment to go to dealership but probably will not because it will cost a grip of money to get them to repair it.
January 8th, 2020 at 1:36 pm
I purchased a 2017 Acadia that was used as a dealer demo in November 2019. We take the car to South Carolina in the winter and that’s when I noticed the rear floor carpets were wet under the mats. I took the car to the local dealership in February of 2017 and theycleared the drains . The problem reoccurred over the summer but seemed to fix itself. The battery died in August and the car had to be towed back to the dealership and a new battery was installed. It is now January 2020 and we are back in South Carolina and the car is in the dealership with the same problem- water accumulating on the floorboards in the drivers and passengers side of the vehicle.
Only today have I researched this issue on line and was shocked to learn of the widespread and long standing nature of this obvious manufacturing defect. And apparently with no acknowledgement of responsibility but GM. I have a few months left on the warrantee and will certainly look into what rights I have under the lemon laws in New York. Given the multitude of common problems with leaking on these vehicles, I think a class action suit should be initiated.
January 13th, 2020 at 7:08 am
@Jan: You will achieve much more in an individual suit than a class action one. Please call 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.
March 25th, 2020 at 1:32 pm
2018 GMC Acadia – exact same problem as #146 Kimberly Stanford, water leaking/dripping near sunroof controls and sunglasses holder. Floorboard wet under passenger all weather mats too. Brought to dealer, no problem found.
Also had shift to park issue last September.
May 28th, 2020 at 1:35 pm
@Elissa: Be persistent and keep bringing the vehicle back. Take photos and make sure you receive a repair invoice for every visit. If/when they finally diagnose the problem, you may have a claim. Give us a call at 800 536 6652 to discuss.
January 22nd, 2021 at 12:29 pm
Just bought a 2021 GMC Terrain. Water leaks from the getgo. Seems that the production line forgot to seal multiple body seams. Around the sunroof drain, behind the dash near the AC unit and after that still water. Now they are still trying to find the other leaks.
Went out and check other new cars on lot and most had the same issue, As it froze over night most of the new cars had a thick layer of ice on the interior of the windshield.
September 12th, 2021 at 6:49 am
Apparently, the haven’t fixed the problem. Monday will be my third visit to the dealer to repair a leak on a 2017 GMC Acadia. Still under warranty, yet they wanted a $180 assessment fee last time. I’ve bought American my whole life…but after this and my Ford problem….I’m unfortunately rethinking that.
September 13th, 2021 at 2:14 pm
@Linda: Please call us at 800 536 6652 to discuss.
October 20th, 2021 at 2:51 pm
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