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GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (8%)

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GMC Terrain transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (70%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

301-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

31000 mi Hard shifting. Dealer re flashed trans software per service bulletin. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

301-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

24180 mi Hard 2 to 3 upshifts during off throttle after acceleration. Very violent bang during full throttle acceleration. Reprogrammed a computer. Still upshift with a more gentle jolt during cruising throttle uplifts. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

35890 mi Actuators, lower solenoids, timing chain, seals, replaced. Oil flushed. Timing chain lost durability making it loose. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

18351 mi Manual shifting not working K5222 TRANS SHIFT ROD RPL 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

59000 mi Transmission began to skip at high speeds. Due to many prior issues with vehicle, decided to trade the vehicle for another brand/make 
46000 mi

US $2812
leaky torque converter seal. replace torque converter seal. 
11000 mi LEAKING CASE SEAL 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi Leaking oil and shifting funny. Replaced the torque convertor. 
29000 mi slipping trans also 
48360 mi

C $200
Unable to manually shift. Wire has been "cut" somewhere in the shifting equipment. Paid $240 to find out it was going to cost $900 to fix it. Part "not covered" even though it affects manual shifting. 
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. 
77000 mi

US $4528
Complete removal of broken transmission and installation of new transmission to include 4-wheel alignment. The transmission would not allow the vehicle to shift higher than 2nd gear. 
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. 
16120 mi Noticed oil on tranny when I did my own oil change. Took to dealer and was informed the torque converter seal needed to be replaced. 6-8 hour job, and all covered by warranty. Dealer said common to first runs of Terrain and Acadia 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

16372 mi Right Front Bearing and Hub assembly replaced Due to internal Failure 
20000 mi Software update to prevent vehicle from internittantly downshifting at will. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

118000 mi the transmission stopped working. I could no longer afford to keep fixing this truck. I traded it in for another SUV with a LifeTime Powertrain warranty. I looked up SUV TSBs and complaints. They ALL have major issues. 
100000 mi

US $4400
Car lost all ability to move itself leaving me stranded on the interstate. Transmission had to be replaced but none was available. Took GM a couple months to get one in. 
137000 mi

US $2200
replaced with used transmission 
80000 mi Transmission was replaced or rebuilt. 
14920 mi Changed oil seal on trans torque and R.H. axle seal. 
22940 mi Auto-Transmission would not shift manually, with the plus and minus selector, repaired. Under warranty. 
7000 mi Extremely hard shifts intermitently occur from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd gears.  

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi Transmission shifting issues again. 
21080 mi The sensor for the AWD was replaced in the rear housing. 
35960 mi +/- button on column shifter N/S. Dealer replaced with new shifter under warranty 
9920 mi Shifter did not perform the manual-control up or down gear selection. Broken squeezed wire in shift unit. Whole unit replaced. 

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