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GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (8%)

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GMC Terrain electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (62%)

Chart based on 79 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi The push buttons on the A/C control panel would jam and not work correctly. Control panel module ordered for replacement under warranty. 
16000 mi rear view camera screen is too dark to see most of the time when you just start up and try to back. 

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2016 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

3200 mi Antenna did not line up with roof base. Mechanic said wrong antenna was on suv. Put new one on. No further problems. 

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2015 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

3300 mi Navigation freezes during trip and eventually entire radio goes black and then restarts. Approx. 12 incidents since acquired. 
26000 mi compass in car not working dealer didnt know how to fix it... 
22000 mi Seat heaters not working reset module by unplugging and reconnecting 

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2015 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

6400 mi Voice recognition system does not recognize commands consistently. It is apparently a problem due to Apple software. Software may be upgraded in the future per Apple. 

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2015 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

1000 mi OnStar non functional when the delivery was taken. 
8000 mi Front passenger seat-belt notification/chime keeps coming ON even with no one sitting in the seat. The dealer tried to fix it, but was unsuccessful. 
12900 mi Front passenger seat-belt notification/chime keeps coming ON even with no one sitting in the seat. The dealer tried to fix it, but was unsuccessful. 

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2014 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

36800 mi

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

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2013 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

2800 mi Trouble reading IPOD and CD on screen - did not show all songs, and skipped through them as tho it was on shuffle when it wasn't. Would go through artists when I was in songs. This Friday I will have taken it to the shop 3 times to fixthis 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

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. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

2000 mi Nav. System screen was randomly going blank. 
41000 mi

US $130
Replaced 4 year old battery. 
4400 mi Heated seats do not seem to be warming when vehicle is remote started. Was given a TSB stating they all do that and that the weight needs to be in seat for heat to be felt. Seats are warm when vehicle is stated with key with no weight. 

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2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

52000 mi Wiper motor replacement 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi Tire pressure sensors erroneous readings, Dealer performed upgrade of BCM under recall to correct 
88000 mi

US $200
Dead battery 
88000 mi Windshield washer fluid was not: working. Both front and back. Assuming issue with the pump. Didn't repair. Traded vehicle in at that point 
35000 mi In-dash Nav would occasionally freeze. It would repair itself after stopping and restarting the engine 
44000 mi

US $290
Battery went bad after fewer than 2 years on the road. New Battery is $200 and $60-$80 to "reprogram" the computer. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

11600 mi USB not working right sometimes faults out to radio 
9000 mi TSB for oil life monitor. Reprogrammed oil life monitor for more frequent oil changes. Done with routine maintenance appointment. 
33000 mi AC to be reprogamed 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

31700 mi

US $640
A/C Condenser had a pin-hole leak. Condenser $204; Freon $30; Labor $400. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi Once auto-climate control engaged, impossible to shut it off without re-program of HVAC resulting in expected MPG loss due to A/C being engaged very often (plus comfort compromised) 
32240 mi Rear back-up Camera 
12400 mi replaced radio volume not working 
15500 mi awd service indicator, battery weak replaced 
13474 mi INSPECT AND REPORT FOR FRONT DEFROST INOP Cause: front defrost control head switch failure Correction: ordered control head 
13541 mi C0182 R/F WIN REG R&R/RPL 22803199 REGULATOR D0890 MODLE-BLOWER MTR CONROL-RPL Removed faulty driver control & replaced with new. Check operation of all controls; all ok. Front defrost operational now. 
27207 mi Front Side Door Window Regulator Motor Replacement 22803200 REGULATOR Replaced right front window regulator with new motor.Assembled and confirmed proper operation. 2025310 
34584 mi

C $26
CHECK AND REPORT ON THE HEATER FAN IS MAKING A NOISE WHEN TURNING IT ON THE LOWER SETTINGS NUMBER ONE AND TWO Blower Motor Replacement WGMPP 99732 Z5000 $DIFF 22896430 WSUB 99545 4410600 Blower Motor Replacement WGMPP SUBLET Z5000 $DIFF 22896430 WSUB 1 22896430 MOTOR WGMPP replaced heater fan CHECK AND REPORT ON THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW IS SLOW TO ROLL UP AND DOWN, FEELS LIKE ITS SEIZING Correction: cleaned and lubricated window tracks CHECK AND REPORT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW IS SLOW TO ROLL UP AND DOWN, FEELS LIKE ITS SEIZING Correction: cleaned and lubricated window tracks 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

69000 mi

US $525
Cabin fan only blew air to floor. Couldn't change air to vents or defrost. Dealer said issue was hvac module but was the actuator. 
46000 mi

US $30
The driver side headlight has burned out twice. Dealer can find nothing wrong with it. 
60000 mi Left headlight burned out or stopped working on at least 3 occasions. 
53800 mi

US $150
Knocking noise heard from behind glove compartment on occasion while driving. Replaced actuator parts. 
73300 mi

US $160
Front left tire sensor needed to be replaced. 
21800 mi drivers side heated seat inoperative 
22600 mi drivers seat heater became inoperable. realer replaced heater. overall it took three trips to get it completed. 
22400 mi TPMS system failure 
45200 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 
11200 mi Condenser leaking oil. 
11000 mi Driver seat not properly storing memory of saved info, 
24000 mi Replaced A/C Condenser 
30300 mi Battery eeveloped one bad cell. Battery replaced 
37300 mi AC not cooling......software updated.....fixed the problem. 
Complicated seat and mirror memory system, learned how to more conveniently store settings in memory. 
56000 mi

US $1000
Faulty design with AC condenser. Leak at the weld and the entire unit had to be replaced 
7200 mi check engine light came on and called onstar to find out what the problem was. They said my suv had a recall issue with the engine. Took it to the dealer, was fixed. Engine has more power and better gas mileage. All issues were covered. 
8000 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. 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. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

25420 mi Computer update for Oil life monitor as well as service air bag sensor. 
2 mi Rear tailgate switch stopped working less than 2 hours after owning the vehicle. GM could not get the rear end open on the truck didnt know how to fix. Took over 23 days in the shop to fix. Had rental car for the whole time. 
42000 mi

US $100
BlueTooth stopped working 
99479 mi

US $493
AC not working, dealer charged AC and added die (junior Mech.) they did not find what caused discharge on this trip. Had to return to dealer AC discharged over weekend,first mech. recharged, discharged two blocks away, senior mech. found hole rubbed in condensor replaced and recharged. had to leave over night for parts. they had a loaner. 
70000 mi

US $23
Temperature mode actuator made loud clicking noise when temperature changed. Replaced temperature mode actuator with new one. 
21000 mi Blown speaker, repaired under warranty. 
49000 mi

US $200
Replaced weak driver window motor. Motor fails in cold weather. 
73800 mi

US $500
Leak in A/C Condensor 
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. 
73000 mi

US $446
Heater did not work. Parts replaced included the Thermostat-#4698, Control Module-#13578140, and Actuator-#25952814. 
87000 mi

US $130
Battery replacement. Added refrigerant to system as it was low and not cooling the vehicle. 

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2010 GMC Terrain

Engine not specified

22940 mi IPOD connection does not work all the time 
57900 mi

US $140
Battery five years old with no signs of issues. Had new battery scheduled but no signs of weak starts. Computer shut down our air conditioning while driving due to overheating. Pulled over and the car was not overheating. Low voltage issue. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

40000 mi Clocked would not stay set on correct time and lighter sockets where not working.. Also got oil changed 
47000 mi Nav defaults to Washington DC. I have to agree to term and conditions each time the car starts.Car never goes back to audio setting it was on before it was started.Not able to save new navigation locations or delete old ones. Time remains 
49100 mi

US $150
Dealer claimed car was storing old error codes causing the car to lock and unlock. Also car was unable to power forward or backward. 
60100 mi Battery dead- cells dead within battery . Car wouldn't hold a charge 
68000 mi Reset of Tire pressure sensors 
38800 mi Back up camera occasionally not working 
3000 mi Dim/intermitent right front parking lamp Entire headlamp assembly had to be replaced 
57660 mi

C $300
No interior heat. Heater damper repaired. 
16400 mi Satellite radio not working Driver side speaker hisses. 
21700 mi Replaced driver side door speaker. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

4960 mi Low Windshield wash warning system is not working. They can't fix it. 
12000 mi Driver Info Center malfunctioning, covered by recall 
12000 mi volume display on Nav was raising and lowering on its own, and not turning off. Also the Windshield washer fluid froze at 30 Degrees Farenheit 
3720 mi HVAC controls failed, replaced module. This problem is listed as a TSB. HVAC controls failed, replaced module. Problem is a listed TSB. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

94000 mi

US $500
AC condenser had a hole in it, seems to be a common problem based on the low frontal location. One trip on a gravel road could take it out. 
109000 mi

US $1400
Started not blowing as cold of air as it should then about 2 days later no AC at all. Diagnosed as bad compressor. Replaced AC compressor, drier and expansion valve (or whatever that item is called now days). 
26000 mi

US $467
The rear view camera (RVC) stopped working. There was no picture on the screen when car was put into reverse. 
45000 mi

US $700
Starter Dragging 
51900 mi

US $600
Right Pillar Speaker Short 
7000 mi Center console unresponsive, climate/defrost/radio all non-functioning. Had received recall notice and called several times to schedule. Didn't get a call back then issue actually occurred in our vehicle. 
16000 mi Power lumbar support in driver's seat inoperable. Per dealer, this appears to be a manufacturing defect or possible design flaw. Attempted repair unsuccessful, replacement parts ordered. 
40000 mi Speaker in drive side front door makes "static" noise intermittently, normally right after cold start. Dealer updated software but didn't fix problem. 
50000 mi Took vehicle to dealer to diagnose "grinding" noise related to air conditioning. Dealer reported A/C compressor needed to be replaced and provided estimate of $1500, not under warranty. Chose not to make repairs, traded vehicle instead. 
27000 mi The backup camera display in my nav system would sometimes go blank, or the display would become pixelated and difficult to see when on the map. 
63300 mi

US $100
OnStar signal goes in and out. Light on right side of mirror was Red. They told me the VCIM module was replaced but the receipt does not say that. They then said it was a GM or OnSTAR part swap and did not need to be listed which is a problem for me. 
69000 mi

US $100
Now in MARCH 2015 the OnStar problem is back and tech believes i need to have new CHORDS installed. $100 deductible 
44000 mi AC fan was weak - after inspection, AC Condenser replaced because leaking, had hole 
50000 mi

US $175
Rear driver tail light out 
24672 mi Reset Navigation system TSB listed for it 
27000 mi Update nav system software 
66700 mi Navigation system reset 
51700 mi Reset Nav system 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

5580 mi Digital displays fade or do not come on, rear window and mirror defrosters inoperative, DIC said service AWD when it was OK; dealer ordered a "Integrated center control stack" for later installation. 
8680 mi Warning "battery saver mode on" appeared, and blower fan stopped working. At dealer's, system reverted to normal; this mode occurred once before. Each time, no extra loads on battery. Vehicle has new 750 cca battery under warranty. 
27000 mi Leaky condenser. replaced condenser. 
52700 mi

C $230
Rear hatch door latch quit working all at once and would not lock/unlock by switch or hand pressure on latch. It would however unlock and open on its own while driving, but did not swing up. Stuff could have fallen onto the road while drivg 
19000 mi Tire Pressure Monitor Replaced 

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