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2011 GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 152 repairs.

2011 GMC Terrain repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 17 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

Engine not specified

GMC in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

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. 
Dec 2010

7000 mi
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
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
Dec 2010

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
Dec 2010

5000 mi
The power control module failed. The car had to be towed to the dealer. The module was repaced. 
Mar 2011

10000 mi
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
Feb 2011

3000 mi
thought I smelled gas in oil. dealer tested, said no contamination present. changed oil, request return visit in 30 days. 
Sep 2011

9000 mi
excessive ticking noise. insulation shield installed. 
Jan 2013

22700 mi
drivers side heated seat inoperative 
Feb 2013

23300 mi
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
Jan 2011

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 
Feb 2011

2000 mi
GMC Terrain in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

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 2015
Jun 2011

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. 
Sep 2011

18000 mi
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
Jun 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. 
Jul 2011

18000 mi
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. 
Aug 2011

20000 mi
rattling startup noise issue the repair shop at dealer for Final repair attempt per the lemon law, with GM 
Dec 2011

24000 mi
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
Dec 2010

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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2011 GMC Terrain Repair Histories

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