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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,008 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 GMC Terrain body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2010 GMC Terrain Owner Comments

problem #6

May 212014

Terrain 4-cyl

  • 70,140 miles


I know im not the only person who has this problem with their Terrain...I bought it brand new Dec 2010..and now im trying to understand why the paint is peeling off the veh down to the bare makes no difference that my veh has 70K miles on it....apparently the GM has a problem with the painting process at the plant where it was build.....I found a Terrain forum on the internet where everybody can complain about their vehicles and low and behold there is a paint problem..

- Waterville, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 012010

Terrain 4-cyl

  • miles
In October of 2011, I hit a small stump on the front driver side of this vehicle. When I did this it sheared off the 3 bolts (left, center and right side) going across the crossbars and dropped both crossbars off the front of this vehicle. I didn't understand how it could have taken the crossbar on the passenger side until I saw the size of these bolts holding the crossbars on. It's a joke!!! 2010 GMC Terrain owners be careful because it doesn't take much to shear these bolts off and it will not be covered by your warranty.

- Vance, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 302010


  • 32 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. While parked, the contact entered the vehicle and noticed the headliner was hanging down from in the rear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. The failure occurred twice after and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer to be repaired. The failure mileage was 32 and the current mileage was 3,900.

- Wildersville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 142010


  • 50 miles


Very intense reflection of dashboard image onto the lower third of windshield, causing a reduction in visibility. The reflection is very pronounced in bright sunlight, and is somewhat reduced on cloudy days, but is a constant problem in all daylight driving situations. Also I am having some intermittent reflection of chrome plated parts in the interior, causing visibility problems.

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 102010


  • 327 miles
When the sun is high and shining through the windshield, it reflects off the chrome on the storage compartment latch, the heater/ac panel, the radio controls and the chrome around the gear shift lever and cup holders directly into the eyes of the driver. It blinds you, I almost had an accident the first time it happened to me.

- Logan, NM, USA

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problem #1

Mar 152010


  • 1,500 miles
My 2010 GMC Terrain was manufactured with a razor sharp edge along the inside entire roof rack slicing my arm open while washing may car.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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