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2011 GMC Terrain Engine Problems and Repair Histories

87 TrueDelta members own a 2011 GMC Terrain. 28 of these members (32.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 47 engine repairs to 2011 GMC Terrains--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 GMC Terrain problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 GMC Terrain problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 GMC Terrain problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

49% of the 2011 GMC Terrain repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 3% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 96 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

GMC Terrain in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 3000    
4000 0 Twice the car would not start. Had to have road service twice. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

GMC Terrain in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 2000    
2000 0 Vehicle prematurely bumping rev limiter in first gear, causing hesitation during WOT. Software reflash fixed the problem. 
 
GMC Terrain in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 4000    
5000 0 The power control module failed. The car had to be towed to the dealer. The module was repaced. 
10000 0 The car -- for whatever reason -- went into "theft" mode and locked out the ignition. They had to reprogram the computer. 
27000  

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

GMC Terrain in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 5000    
6000 0 Check Engine Lite Intermittant. Dealer upgraded software. Light went off and has stayed off so far. 
30000  
GMC Terrain in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 0    
3000 0 thought I smelled gas in oil. dealer tested, said no contamination present. changed oil, request return visit in 30 days. 
9000 0 excessive ticking noise. insulation shield installed. 
24000  
GMC Terrain in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
2000 0 Engine sputtered and vehicle cut off while coming to a stop in parking lot. Towed to dealer who reset engine light (reported engine control system error) but could not replicate issue. Returned after 12 days replacing intake cam solenoid. 
 
GMC Terrain in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 1000    
1500 0 Service Soon Light On (check engine). Found lean codes in memory, inspected engine for vacuum leak S. found dip stick tube not sealed properly. Repaired and road tested vehicle 
2000 0 SES Light IS On J5672 .8 OHL .9 DIAG SMOKE TEST EVAP, FUEL SYSTEM. INTAKE GASKETS. NO LEAKS DETEC. RELPALCED MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR. REPLACED THE SENSOR AND ROAD TESTED VEHICLE. 
 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

GMC Terrain in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
12300 0 Recall for rough idle 
63000  
GMC Terrain in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Service engine soon light came on. Same rattling noise. GM tech support still does not know how to fix cleared code and reprogramed computer for start up fuel to air mixture. 
0 Engine stalling. GM didnt know how to fix, replaced cam actuator. Makes rattling noise when it starts. 
0 Gm cant figure out how to solve problem. Loud rattle from motor when it starts. Sounds like a diesel engine starting. car stalls out on trip. GM cant fix and cant get to replicate 
GMC Terrain in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 2000    
17000 0 rattling noise on startup..couldnt dupicate. ordering parts to do a tech bulletin. parts installed (actuators-cam) still have the same issue check engine light,rough idle. stalled once. 
18000 0 GM called me that they had a repair for the Rattling startup noise that I have had for 6 months and 4 past unsuccessful visits. Said it was the Oil pump and needed to replace. Dealer replaced the oil pump per GM..the rattling came back. 
21000 0 rattling startup noise issue still..in the repair shop at dealer for Final repair attempt per the lemon law, with GM 
24000 0 Received financial settlement from GM. Kept the Terrain, living with the noise. Update: traded it for a 2012 with the V6. reoccurring check engine light several times in the last week of ownership (codes related to cam/rattling startup) 

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