While this version of the GMC Terrain is not a bad vehicle, the competition had left it in the dust. While nice and roomy inside, the Terrain is less efficient than other five-passenger SUVs, but burns as much gas as larger, seven-passenger models. The 3.6-liter engine, shared with many other General Motors products, supplies quick acceleration times at the test track, but feels sluggish in routine driving.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Terrain will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 GMC Terrain owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Controller for the side ve3hicle detection system went bad"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"screen locked up. could not change fan speed, fan mode, A/C on or off, temp"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Screen will freeze, music will still be working but nothing on the electronic panel will work. You are unable to change the station"

Jennifer R., FL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Screen freezes up every now and then"

Jeff W., NY (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

"The Info Ctr shut off on it's own. Once while in idle, all the channel buttons were of no use, and my defroster shut itself off. On one occasion the info line showed program text and not the name of the song on the radio. I read somewhere the battery might be the issue or to simply shut off the vehicle and wait 30 seconds and restart the car. In my case, I have a 4 year old battery."

Kathleen M., IN (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The touch screen suddenly went blank which took out the backup camera, the radio and all the information the screen usually presents. I didn't mind the radio so much, but the back up camera was a big deal. The dealer checked it out and announced that the radio was causing the problem. The whole unit had to be replaced. Cost $1600, but a little negotiation brought it down to $1300. A lot of money!"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"The entire electronic panel will go blank for an unspecified period of time and nothing will work"

Jennifer R., FL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Upon starting the car the display screen stays black. Can not access radio, navigation, or Bluetooth. Car must be shut off and restarted to have access"

Thomas H., PA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"This problem was synonymous with the radio issues"

Anonymous, AR (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Not up to date; GM wants $150 for new maps; features require subscriptions to either OnStar or SiriusXM to work"

Henry S., MI (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"will not take input"

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Loses hookup"

Anonymous, LA (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"The radio suddenly went out and with it all the screen displays, including the back up camera, time, temp, date, etc. Testing revealed that the radio was the problem and the whole unit was replaced. Very expensive and the dealer even forgave some $300!"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Radio and screen controls went blank and became non-functional"

Anonymous, AR (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Doesn't pick up voice commands clearly. It garbles or adds things you didn't say"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaks into the back & pools in the spare tire compartment. Unsure how/where the water gets in."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"One tire is constantly losing air pressure. Had dealer look at it and could find nothing. Took to outside service and cleans inside and put sea lent around the rim. Has slowed down the leak but still there. These are original tires and has been a problem since purchased five years ago"

Judith P., OH (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Condensation right tail light"

D R., VA (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"my wife has pieces of foam/paper stuffed into the dash because it squeaks and rattles all the time. It's the only thing she hates about the vehicle"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Terrain has a lot of squeaks and rattles when driving , especially when on bumpy roads"

Denis T., ON (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles when I increase fan for a/c for passengers in back seat of car. car should have had air vent in rear for passengers"

Velia M., AZ (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Popping/snapping noise in dash. Been to dealer for correction at least 6 times. Problem persists"

L H., CA (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear hatch rattle. GMC technicians have not been able to find the problem. A friend figured out the rubber stop on the hatch were installed backwards. Still have to adjust regularly to quiet noise. My terrain seem to be poorly built compare to my t"

Anonymous, SC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"rattle in drivers side front door"

Brent W., OH (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear tail gate squeaked"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Dealership has not been able to stop rattle in dashboard"

Anonymous, OR (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The right rear quarter panel area of the chassis makes a squeaky metal rub sound when going in and out of my driveway."

Kathleen M., IN (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"THE PLASTIC RIVETS HOLDING THE FENDERS TO THE MAIN CHASSIS HAVE BROKEN AND GONE MISSING."

Stephen S., NM (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"There is enough road noise in the vehicle to make it hard to use the hands free calling."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The cabin wind noise is loud and I believe is getting worse"

Denis T., ON (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"When the security system is engaged the alarm goes off randomly"

Anonymous, IN (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Body control module

"i had to replace the control module for the recline option on the drive seat"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear driver side tail light has faulty gasket and allows water to enter resulting in the light shorting out. I have asked to have the gasket replaced - dealer says that is not possible and I need to replace entire light assembly for $400 plus labor. I opened up the light myself and I can clearly see it only needs a gasket but the dealer has you over a barrel with that - very aggravating. Also, interior dash lighting goes on and off peridically - I have a suspicion that is related to the water leaking into the rear tail light and causing the electrical system to short out. I'm going to have to spring for the replacement tail light but I am NOT happy about it."

Anonymous, OR (2013 GMC Terrain Denali Unsure)

"Rain collected in both tail lights"

Anonymous, CA (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"System "dummy" lights would come on for no reason. The reason was because of a weak battery which the dealer and discount parts store could not diagnose"

Gregory M., GA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The lighting on the gauges will sometimes go very dim or off completely. At some point it will come back on, but I depend on being able to see everything, so it's not good to have them dim or go out for even a minute."

Chris J., OR (2013 GMC Terrain)
Interior lights

"Dash lights and GPS lighting dims out periodically. I think this is related to an issue with the rear tail light assembly drawing water and shorting out the electrical system."

Anonymous, OR (2013 GMC Terrain Denali Unsure)
Keyless entry

"Igni/ion had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"TPS looses signal mostly for right rear and sometimes left rear. Remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) has been replaced, tire pressure sensors have been replaced. Problem still occurs. GM wants to blame 3rd party accessories"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"wiper motor covered by warenty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wiper motor malfunction causing wipers to stop working while driving in the rain"

Anonymous, TN (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They have a recall because of corrosion replace with stainless steel"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The forward facing camera system malfunctions. The warning sound, flashing lights and sometime the brakes will activate when there is nothing in front of the car or nearby. My state (Virginia) recently changed the location of the inspection sticker from the center of the dash to the driver's side because of issues with it interfering with modern cars' systems. I moved it and this has not resolved the issue. Repeated questions to dealer (including video of the malfunction) resulted in their recommendation to replace the forward-facing camera for $700+. I will not waste the money."

Anonymous, VA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 3.6-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Cam shaft solenoids went bad"

Anonymous, GA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"failed"

Anonymous, GA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"pistons needed replacement"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil would disappear after long trips, I would have to stop and check oil levels to insure proper lubrication"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a leak from an oil gasket that caused me to take the car to the dealership. The leak was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I f I take the vehicle for long drives it uses excessive oil. when I return home I have to put about a quart of oil beck into the engine"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine oil system in this car has major issues. Under warranty, I had to get my pistons replaced since the car was burning oil at an excessive rate. After 4K miles from an oil change the engine oil is almost empty. Last problem was a major oil leak from a cracked valve."

Anonymous, CA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil pan leak and front seal. losing a quart every 1000 miles. dealership repair costs were exorbitant, so had an independent shop do it for 1/3 the cost. dealership wanted to do repair then do an oil consumption test to see if the engine was toast. if toast, the repair cost up in smoke. luckily, no unusual oil usage after i had it repaired."

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking oil from the axle and transmission Started and still leaking as of now. But still under warranty Started leaking at about 12000 miles Vehicle has 24000 miles will be taking vehicle in for service to fix the leaks soon,before warranty runs out For 5 new car warranty expires."

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Some plastic rivets have broken making the front fenders loose. I had to glue the front mudguards on."

Stephen S., NM (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Bubbling on the rear bumper. It showed up in the frigid weather"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust on the rear driver's side door. The rust was "bubbling" through the paint at the pinch weld"

James H., MI (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"tailgate rust from behind trim"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear driver side inside door bottom seam light rust, repaired under warranty"

James B., WI (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust in pass door sill"

Anonymous, VA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on back door at the chrome plate"

Gerald B., QC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on doors was repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom of doors are starting to rust"

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The air conditioning did not work the day we took delivery of the vehicle. We had to get a loaner car before we even had a chance to drive our new car. The dealer fixed it, it still did not work when we got the car back. We had to take it in again"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Valve noise from the compressor"

Anonymous, FL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"When starting the car first thing in the morning the air conditioning does not function for about 3 minutes. There is no such problem later in the day. Only at the first startup in the morning. The GMC dealer says they cannot replicate the problem even though it occurs 100% of the time at the first startup."

Anonymous, SC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Actuator door wasn't working to switch the air positions..it was stuck on defrost all the time"

Anonymous, CT (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Jumps back and forth to off"

Bobby R., TN (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C would only direct the are to the floor. The dealer was able to replace a part."

Anonymous, FL (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The defrost has a mind of its own and goes from hot to very cold on its own"

Jeff W., NY (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"developed a ;eak after 65000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"We have had to have 3 cylinders replaced on this vehicle in the last several years, the most recent was within the last year. It exhibits as knocking and hesitating. The local dealership replaced 2 of them, we were in another state for one of the. None were fully covered by the extended warranty."

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"GMC has a service bulletin out about excessive oil use in my particular model/year. I have been experiencing that loss. I am currently working it out with the GMC dealer. (The COVID-19 virus is screwing things up.) Important note: GMC has extended the engine warranty to the lesser of 120,000 or 7.5 years. I was over 7 years in when we discovered the problem. I was just a few months away from GMC letting me hang."

Anonymous, SC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They had a recall for rings and it caused the catalitic converter problen, both of which were taken care of at the dealership."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"According to the dealership a gasket blew and the car leaked out all its oil. However, it just had a oil change at that dealership so I'm still not sure they just didn't forget to fill it with oil, then made up the problem so they wouldn't have to pay for the repair"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Although I have oil changed every 3000-5000 miles, engine went out due to low oil, without any indication to me that oil was low. Although GMC acknowledged this was a known issue with thy 4 cylinder motors and in some areas, was actually a recall, they did not provide financial assistance to me and we paid $6,200 for a new engine at a local GMC dealership."

Mark P., MO (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started to use oil, had dealer check it for 3 months, then they decided to rebuild under warranty. Later I found our GM had a problem with this 4 cylinder engine in the Terrain and Equinox that they all used a lot of oil and they had major rebuild on a lot of them"

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Computer would give an error occasionally about Stabilitrak system when trying to start car. It would shake very hard when trying to start. When I took to the dealer and other mechanics, the error code from the computer indicated that the 5th cylinder was not firing properly. Eventually they took then engine apart. Since that time (15 months ago) the oil is gone after 2,000 miles (no low oil indicator... just Add Oil message.)"

Anonymous, VA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 3.6-L V6)

"Engine started up but in low power mode, able to drive slow to home and then it died and would not start again. Covered under warranty engine rebuilt"

Thomas B., WI (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"This was the second time that the car was un-drivable because of trans problems"

Anonymous, NM (2013 GMC Terrain Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transaxle failed completely - replaced under warranty. No problems since then"

Anonymous, PA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Covered by warranty, transmission needed many parts replaced."

Mike O., WA (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

"After getting my oil leak fixed, my mechanic noticed the transmission sounded odd. Driving out of the mechanic, I went 3 miles before the gears totally disengaged and the engine went idle. Repair cost = $6,700 + rental car costs. Not covered by warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had to be replaced"

Stephen S., NM (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace transmission transfer case. GMC wouldn't pay for a replacement even though it was still under warranty because I had my mechanic do the work."

Stephen S., NM (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Warning lights came on. Not sure whether system worked or not, because I had it serviced. Not sure whether it was a brake problem or a computer malfunction."

Anonymous, MD (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Calipers

"The dealer determined the previously discussed brake problem was due to the calipers having been warped when I did the emergency stop"

Karen E., CA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Had to be replaced after 68000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has to replace after 68000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Vehicle is 7 years old. The rotors rusted from the Pa winters"

Anonymous, PA (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Had to replace rotors at 41000 km. I thought they should have lasted longer"

Gerald B., QC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

"Engine would almost conk out. Once the fuel pump was replaced, the problem disappeared"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Engine light intermittently came on. After numerous trips to the dealer the entire emissions system was replaced under an extended warranted at a cost the GMC of $2800. The light continued to appear at random times. The dealer kept the vehicle for about six weeks and finally returned it stating they could not figure out why the light would occasionally come on. In the past several months the light has not come on."

Anonymous, WV (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

"Flex Fuel Sensor (Alcohol/Gas Sensor) I've never used Ethanol, but the sensor was out and causing problems"

Bill M., WI (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Bad fuel gauge sensor, dealer replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, MO (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel Temp Sensor - went bad during a cold snap here in Chicago -25 (windchill -50). They had over 100 cars go bad at my dealership part had to be back ordered. No real drive ability problems. Just a check engine light on"

Pat A., IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Gear selector would not move from park to drive without great effort exerted on the device and repeated manipulation of it"

James D., WV (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"This is an intermittent problem. The shifting becomes very rough and jerky"

Thomas H., PA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Started after the last transmission overhaul. Had to leave it at the dealer twice before it was fixed."

Anonymous, NM (2013 GMC Terrain Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"minor transmission leak according to independent shop, so I did not have it repaired. dealership did not give that option and wanted around $1400 to fix it."

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trans axle started to leak oil after 12000 miles. The vehicle is still under warranty to be fixed soon."

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"had to replace a hose"

Anonymous, MB (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 3.6-L V6)

"the problem had been identified and fixed on the newer models but not considered bad for a recall to have it corrected on previous purchases. it is annoying but i am unable to cover the cost to have repaired."

Anonymous, SC (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The vehicle was making noises and clunking from the front end that turned out to be worn out struts. I had them replaced and less that 4 months later the same noises began again. I took it back to the repair shop and they replaced them at no charge with a different brand of strut."

Robert A., AR (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"bad driver side wheel bearing"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"made noise, but GMC replaced drive train at no cost to me -very satisfied. Love the car"

Donald C., NY (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driveshaft froze up from ice and destroyed engine. Had to replace all $6,000.00 on repairs."

Anonymous, OH (2013 GMC Terrain 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"We had hit a porcupine with the right front wheel and all of the speed control ESC and traction controls lit up like a Christmas tree. $600 later and the problem was solved for a whole two months. Then we the problem returned and this time we were told that it was the left side wheel sensor and that all the brakes needed replacement everything. This time the estimate was 1600 dollars, almost a thousand for parts. I purchased the parts OEM or better for $369 and four hours of my time to do the wo"

Ron M., ON (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"System stopped working and dealer kept car for three days while obtaining a computer code to correct the issue. They provided a loaner car and all has been fine since system was updated"

Anonymous, WV (2013 GMC Terrain Denali 3.6-L V6)

"the entire radio failed. no radio, cd, bluetooth, backup camera, climate control indicators"

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"The resonator was coming apart at the seams. If fixed as designed I would have had to purchase the full exhaust system from behind the catalytic converter to the tail pipe costing about $1300. I cheated and had the old resonator cut out and a third party resonator welded in at a cost of $400. IMO not very smart engineering."

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Rear driver side lower door seam light rust. Repaired under warranty"

James B., WI (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"repair small rust spot"

Anonymous, IN (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"At times the driver's side mirror does not move when the joystick is used"

James H., MI (2013 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"My battery began to give off a bad smell and steam. I had to replace before it exploded"

Anonymous, GA (2013 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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The bright reflection may cause a glare for other drivers, reducing their visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2010-2017 GMC Terrain vehicles. A reflection caused by the headlight housings may illuminate areas above the vehicle and outside of the driver's view with excessively bright light. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
The remedy is currently under development. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on April 25, 2022 Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 29, 2022. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N222363740.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V137000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 740581
VISIBILITY
Aug 04, 2016
Inoperative windshield wipers may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode and wear over time, possibly resulting in one or both of the windshield wipers becoming inoperative.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, dealers will repair the AIP-hole, inspect and, if necessary, replace the front wiper module, free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2017. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 25302.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V582000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 367808
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, POWER TRAIN
Jul 05, 2016
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8367
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