The problem might be with the libraries used in the code, what libraries are you using, also post the code so I can try it on my board. On the Arduino breakout board, make sure you are using A4/A5 for SDA/SCL and not the pins labeled SDA/SCL.
Here is an example of AXDL345 using UPM. Note the sensor only works with 3V on the Arduino breakout board. The Seeed shield has a switch 5v OR 3V, please make sure 3V is selected.