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2010 GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

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2010 GMC Terrain body repair cost distribution

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Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

6000 mi

US $150
water leaked into both tail lights after car wash. only noticed it one time, but on one of them, the little sticker inside moved so it was obvious something happened... 

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2014 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

23000 mi Tires beads leaking air rims seal 
27700 mi Steering shutter, replaced steering gear pump. This correct the steering shutter 
31000 mi Hard shifting. Dealer re flashed trans software per service bulletin. 
37000 mi Rust on rear hatch around tail lights and logo, second repair 
38000 mi *d Rust under tail lights 2nd repair 
53000 mi

US $176
No heater controls, radio, check engine light for a few minutes, then everything started to work 

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2014 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

35960 mi Small spot of rust on tailgate, directly below chrome trim piece. New trim installed, rust removed, and tailgate repainted. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

22680 mi

C $65
Park brake pedal goes to the floor and does not hold. One of the brake cables was replaced. Dealer damaged drivers side body panels when placing car on hoist. 
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. 
35340 mi

C $325
Car would not crank over after a 40 minute ferry trip. Up to that point it had cranked over somewhat slower for the prevous weeks. 
1420 mi Would hear the direction "groaning" when turning the wheels when stopped. They changed the on board computer and this appeared to eliminate the problem. 
2460 mi When taking bumps or sometimes turning at a street corner, a creaking noise would come from the back of the truck. Turns out the hatch locking "post" or "U" on the body appeared to be misaligned - an easy fix. 
4960 mi onstar had codes dealer could not pull any codes uprnall systems tested normal 
16120 mi Rust on hatch by handle, Hatch repainted. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

Headlight not mounted properly at factory resulting in 10mm gap around left headlight and hood. Carpet under drivers side pedals has come loose and no longer fits under trim panels. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

11000 mi Flexfuel sensor went bad. Dealer attributed to very cold temperatures. Delay getting part. 
17000 mi Rear tail light filled with water. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

19300 mi Chrome trim around cup holder was peeling. Dealer replaced with new part under warranty. 
23300 mi First trip to the dealer they did the de-carbonization, then on the second trip and 1 week in the shop they found excess carbon buildup on the intake valves and have replaced 3 injectors, added fuel treatment and recommended the top tier gasoline to us. 
34000 mi Paint starting lifting off of rear hatch. It was repainted under warranty. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

30000 mi Chrome trim damaged the hood of the vehicle, resulting in rust. 
35000 mi Actuators, lower solenoids, timing chain, seals, replaced. Oil flushed. Timing chain lost durability making it loose. 
21260 mi All 4 doors were repainted at the bottom seam due to perforation and rust developing. This was done under warranty 
47740 mi Infamous door seams with paint peeling, rear lift gate paint blistering. 
72540 mi Power steering motor replaced under warranty. Notice received in mail for steering locking in position at highway speeds 
76220 mi Power steering motor replaced, power steering rack and inner tie rods replaced Ex solenoid replacement. Check engine light on. 
78740 mi infamous door seam issue. Bottoms of doors corroding 

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2011 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

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 mi Headliner came down and could not be fixed. Turned in the car for a 2010 Traverse. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

12400 mi replaced radio volume not working plastic trim wrinkling 
15500 mi awd service indicator, battery weak replaced 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi center console light stopped working. Took it to my dealer and they found the problem to be a bad wire harness. They ordered new part and tried to install. Dealer couldn't get the center console apart without damage, new console ordered. Replaced center console from previous repair. 
4000 mi At purchase the vehicle had three "blisters" on the roof and a similar mark on the door. They had the car 13 days and shortly after its return the new paint turned white. I got GM approval to take it to another dealer for the 2nd repair. 
4300 mi Rear passenger door has be repainted twice and several weeks ago I noted new defects. White spots coming through the paint. Left it with the dealer all day, they were able to remove some but looks like it may need to be painted again. 
5700 mi Paint defect same spot as previous, white showing through paint. After the dealer told me they wouldn't do anything else GM got involved and had them paint a third time, hopefully the last. 
12000 mi engine oil smelled of gasoline, fuel pump confirmed leaking and replaced. 
36000 mi Replace timing chain and tensioner or guides retrieve broken guides from oil sump replace oil 
44300 mi Engine noise at start up timing chain was stretched. The timing chain was also stretched with broken tensioners in November 2015. This makes 3 timing chains on this car, something is seriously wrong. 
46000 mi

US $2812
Engine noise at start up, poor fuel economy and performance. Replaced fuel pump this was the third fuel pump on the car  replaced an intake and exhaust valve two camshaft actuators. leaky torque converter seal. replace torque converter seal. replace noisy serpentine belt 
36000 mi 2ND REPLACEMENT OF ENTIRE HEADLINER 
53000 mi

US $100
Driver left seat cushion bolster developed cracks in leather in 2 places. GM paid 200 toward getting repaired since car was beyond full warranty coverage on trim items. 
59000 mi OEM battery was cracked and leaking and replacements were on back order from GM. Dealer contacted GM Service and another battery was substituted for the defective one 
42700 mi The lifters for the rear door are no longer capable of holding the door up. 
46000 mi

US $30
The driver side headlight has burned out twice. Dealer can find nothing wrong with it. 
55000 mi Passenger side covering of the front windshield post keeps coming off. 
60000 mi Left headlight burned out or stopped working on at least 3 occasions. 
24000 mi Front GMC logo on grill needed replaced. Was showing signs of water damage. 
31000 mi Broken rear seat latch 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

10540 mi Chrome on front of the hood was starting to bubble near the bottom lip (where you unlatch the hood) 
18600 mi Drivers window rolling up slowly in the cold. Rolls down just fine. Rod was greased to see if it would help. 
37380 mi Drivers side window going up and down slowly again. Actuator greased. 
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. 
67160 mi

C $1989
Torque converter. Exhaust manifold was leaking and loud. 
17360 mi

C $80
Loud rattle on cold start. Sounds like a diesel starting again. Occasional loss of power. Knocking on left side front end. Headliner dropping again. 
35700 mi

US $34
Rattle from rear hatch and/or headliner by sunroof. 
37000 mi The Remote would work intermittently. The issue was an interlock ignition problem that didn't recognize that the key was removed. 
42000 mi

US $100
BlueTooth stopped working 
44000 mi Rattle in back never successfully fixed. 
5000 mi The headliner was sagging and the cubby hole lid in the top of the dash broke, would't spring up and stay up 
12300 mi Recall for rough idle The headliner looked like it is coming down. 
23000 mi Interior light in the back above cargo area fell out and wouldn't stay in. They fixed it. 
75000 mi Leaking oil and shifting funny. Replaced the torque convertor. Replaced catalytic convertor. 
110000 mi

US $115
Said it was the timing chain streched and it damaged the engine. My extended warranty paid for a new engine. 
12380 mi Vehicle started holding compacted snow in lower door panels + on rocker panels. Reported. "OH stop worrying about your car." 3 complaints later and they think that the problem might be solved. At -20C after being garaged in my garage, the car has on several occasions stopped and blown cold air into the vehicle. They supposedly fixed it but we haven't had similar weather. Dealer attempts to twist the truth baffles brains. 
17980 mi Still having problem with vehicle computer, got rid of it. 

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2010 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

22940 mi Fuel pump pumping fuel into oil Stitching coming out of rear seats. No fix by the dealer they are hoping for a recall. Weather striping replaced after water damage. Rattles in front console loud noise on acceleration. Missing insulator and repaired GMC logo, water in logo Chrome bubbled and peeled on rear hatch. wire snapped causing check engine light Passenger door handle fell off Rear hatch handle broke IPOD connection does not work all the time 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

11160 mi Power steering whine. Problem identified and parts ordered Replaced power steering pump and hose. 
16900 mi Satellite radio not working Driver side speaker hisses. 
21700 mi Fixed alignment of centre console that was not properly replaced during earlier visit. Replaced driver side door speaker. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

23300 mi The front bumper appeared to be coming loose. I had the dealership look into it, they found no sign of anything hitting it to cause it, but they re-seated it and it's fine now.  

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

17000 mi Headliner sag issue. Dealer replaced but did not fix problen. Dealer has ordered a 2nd one to try again. 
21000 mi For 2010 model Terains GMC is now installing 2011 headliners on the non-sun roof models as it has 4 magnets instead of 2 and is thcker to eliminate sag. 
14920 mi Changed oil seal on trans torque and R.H. axle seal. 
22500 mi Paint peeling on inside front pass. door, repaired, no cost to me. Headliner dropping drown, by about 3 or 4 inches and was repaired. 
22940 mi Auto-Transmission would not shift manually, with the plus and minus selector, repaired. Under warranty. 
9000 mi Interior molding on passenger side front windshield pillar fell off. Trim was repaired In less than an hour but I was left in the waiting room looking out the window at my repaired car for 45 minutes before thay would let me have it. Patsy Lou GMC service department is horrible. 
27000 mi stabilitrak light on, check engine light on, replace high pressure fuel pump. leather front seat developed wrinkles. replaced padding in seats. 
32000 mi new strut mounts and bearings 
13000 mi Squeaking driver side- could not replicate, but heard some squeaking in tailgate-so added grease, checked all joints/parts. 
44000 mi AC fan was weak - after inspection, AC Condenser replaced because leaking, had hole 
50000 mi

US $175
Rear driver tail light out 
17000 mi Rust on rear gate around tail light. This was the second time this was repaired in less than 6 months. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

14880 mi Replace the seal between Transmission and motor. Hatchback small rust appeared from beneath the paint at the top right corner above the license plate. 
34000 mi timing chain There was rust on the trunk door 
29000 mi Chain drive for water pump broke and had to be replaced. 
33000 mi Spring for seatbelt tensioner replaced, second part needed and on order. 
33000 mi The drivers side seat belt clip is not working correctly. It has been to the shop twice but each time more parts are needed that are not in stock. Hopefully the 3rd time will be the last.  Rear wiper blade is etching window. Dealer will replace window and wiper arm under warenty. Discovered an oil leak between the engine and trans. Dealer couldn't find. 
34000 mi Parts to complete repair installed. *dup This week a clip holding down the front carpet will be installed. Broken by car wash people. 
36000 mi Hook holding floor mat was pulled out by car wash when removing mat for cleaning. Dealer had to replace all of carpet in car to fix missing hook! Seats had to be removed etc and took more that 1/2 of day. No wonder GM has trouble! 
14880 mi water leaking into rear left taillight, tailight replaced under warranty 
21700 mi Defective vent valve solenoid, replaced engine code P0449 
22700 mi paint peeling, rust above license plate and just below chrome trim. Repaired by dealer body shop. 
35960 mi +/- button on column shifter N/S. Dealer replaced with new shifter under warranty 
10000 mi The plastic decorative panel at the bottom of the drivers side door just fell off the vehicle when parked during a rain storm. Owner could not get the part back onto the car. 

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