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GMC Terrain Transmission Problems

294 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer GMC Terrain. 16 of these members (5.4%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission repairs to GMC Terrains--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Chart based on 279 repairs.
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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

11000 mi   LEAKING CASE SEAL 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

29000 mi   slipping trans also 
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. 
16120   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 
2000   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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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

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

14920 mi   Changed oil seal on trans torque and R.H. axle seal. 
22940   Auto-Transmission would not shift manually, with the plus and minus selector, repaired. Under warranty. 
7000   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. 
9920   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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