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2011 GMC Terrain Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 GMC Terrain. 45 of these members (49.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 115 repairs to 2011 GMC Terrains--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 115 repairs.

2011 GMC Terrain repair cost distribution

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 GMC Terrain

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GMC in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
2000 mi   The headliner has come down in the middle of car. National back order on this item. I have only had the car one month and the liner was down or noticed it the first day. It has been 4 weeks and not heard from dealer. 
7000   Headliner came down and could not be fixed. Turned in the car for a 2010 Traverse. 
GMC Terrain in Michigan, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
4000 mi   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
Nov 2010 - May 2011
2000 mi   Vehicle prematurely bumping rev limiter in first gear, causing hesitation during WOT. Software reflash fixed the problem. 
GMC Terrain in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
5000 mi   The power control module failed. The car had to be towed to the dealer. The module was repaced. 
10000   The car -- for whatever reason -- went into "theft" mode and locked out the ignition. They had to reprogram the computer. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

GMC Terrain in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2013
3000 mi   thought I smelled gas in oil. dealer tested, said no contamination present. changed oil, request return visit in 30 days. 
9000   excessive ticking noise. insulation shield installed. 
22700   drivers side heated seat inoperative 
23300   drivers seat heater became inoperable. realer replaced heater. overall it took three trips to get it completed. 
GMC Terrain in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2013
1100 mi   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   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. 
GMC Terrain in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
2000 mi   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. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

GMC Terrain in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
13000 mi   Keyfob would NOT work intermittantly. Technician was able to duplicate and determined it was a faulty keyfob. They placed it on special order and am waiting for delivery of replacement at this time. 
18000   Transmission slips between 2nd and 3rd gear when drving in stop and go traffic under 20-mph. I was able to duplicate this concern for the dealership, but they are unable to fix. 
GMC Terrain in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
16600 mi   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   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. 
20000   rattling startup noise issue still..in the repair shop at dealer for Final repair attempt per the lemon law, with GM 
24000   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) slipping trans also 
GMC Terrain in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - May 2011
2000 mi   Transmission was stuck in 5th gear. Mechanics at the dealership disassembled the transmission and discovered torn 1234 clutch piston seal and scored housing. The piston and housing were replaced. 

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