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Expensive GMC Terrain repairs by problem area

Engine (50%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (23%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

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

Other (0%)

Chart based on 26 repairs.
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GMC Terrain repair cost distribution

$2500+ (29%)

$1000 - $2499 (71%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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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.

2013 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

76000 mi

US $1400
Stabilizer joint boots were worn out, joint was filled with salt. Replace right and left lower control arms. Left ball joint boot was completely gone, joint was filled with debris. Right ball joint boot was deteriorating and would soon fail. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

46500 mi

$1300
Front lower bushings changed, and both rear arms changed Coolant leak was found during service. Replaced the water pump. Stability warning light came on and the car had lost some power, car was checked by the dealer, didn’t anything Wrong with the system. So no repair or parts were required. 

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2012 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

45000 mi

US $5000
TOTAL ENGINE REBUILD. RINGS, TIMING CHAIN, SEALS, ETC. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

US $150 Knocking noise heard from behind glove compartment on occasion while driving. Replaced actuator parts. 
70900 mi

US $1100
Engine would idle roughly and shut off when stopped at traffic lights. 
73300 mi

US $160
Front left tire sensor needed to be replaced. 
56000 mi

US $1000
Faulty design with AC condenser. Leak at the weld and the entire unit had to be replaced 
45500 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 
54000 mi

US $490
Hoped for a diagnosis on engine noise. I've been hearing this noise since early 2016, it's very easy to duplicate. It happens about every other start yet they tell me they don't hear it. Replaced brake pads. 

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2011 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

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. Did not repair based on cost. 
67060 mi

C $1989
Torque converter. Exhaust manifold was leaking and loud. Rear brake pad and rotors replaced. Had to insist to get GM parts. 
73000 mi

US $446
Heater did not work. Parts replaced included the Thermostat-#4698, Control Module-#13578140, and Actuator-#25952814. 
77200 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. 
87000 mi

US $130
Battery replacement. Added refrigerant to system as it was low and not cooling the vehicle. 
89000 mi

US $550
Car kept stalling along with a check engine light. The cam shaft position sensors were replaced. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

77000 mi

US $600
replaced the radiator 
124200 mi

US $600
Replaced both front end Hub Barings 
180000 mi

US $2500
Transmission blew 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

137000 mi

US $2200
replaced with used transmission 
112000 mi

US $1900
the timing chain jumped a few teeth. damage caused required replacement of timing chain and tensioner, cam actuators, and assorted small timing-related parts. 
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. 
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. Car had a noise at idle for a while. Dealer offer to perform a special exception out of warranty repair on the balancer components. Also offered to replace timing belt/chain at no additional labor cost if I bought parts. 
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). 
95000 mi

US $1500
Terrain overheated after almost 2 hrs of driving. cooled off then, drove about 2 mins and overheated again. Towed to dealership. GM dealership said "water pump" but replaced it 2x drove it and overheated....dealership said "timing chain" 
105000 mi

US $450
Engine make a noise at slow speed of about 10-15 mph. They took the engine out and replaced the timing chain. I think. or, the drive chain. 
117000 mi

US $2000
Oil consumption service bulletin, led to service dept replacing all four piston rings. 
117000 mi

US $2000
Had to replace engine 17000 miles after repair. The #4 piston rod let go and exited the bottom of the engine. Dealership wanted $8,000 to replace the engine. The warranty was for 16,000 miles and/or 1 year. After 2 weeks of haggling back and for the between myself GM customer service (HAHA...customer service.....????) and the local dealership I ended up paying $2000 to replace the engine and while it was in the shop they cracked my windshield. Which was fixed on my dime. 

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2010 GMC Terrain 4dr SUV

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

68200 mi

C $1400
Fuel Pump inside fuel tank stopped working 

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