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2011 GMC Terrain Problems and Repair Histories

87 TrueDelta members own a 2011 GMC Terrain. 43 of these members (49.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 92 repairs to 2011 GMC Terrains--an average of 1.1 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

48% of the 2011 GMC Terrain repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 3% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 92 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 GMC Terrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

GMC in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 2000    
2000 0 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 0 Headliner came down and could not be fixed. Turned in the car for a 2010 Traverse. 
7000  
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 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. 
22700 0 drivers side heated seat inoperative 
23300 0 drivers seat heater became inoperable. realer replaced heater. overall it took three trips to get it completed. 
24000  
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. 
 
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. 
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 0    
13000 0 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 0 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. 
57000  
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) slipping trans also 
GMC Terrain in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 0    
2000 0 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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