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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,960 miles

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2010 GMC Terrain seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 GMC Terrain Owner Comments

problem #18

Feb 152016

Terrain

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise that progressed within the first thirty days of owning the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle was purchased and kept for longer than three weeks. The contact did not receive an invoice to confirm what the dealer diagnosed and repaired. The contact also noticed that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The contact was unable to determine if a dealer would repair the vehicle or a mechanic the approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #17

Jan 152010

Terrain

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. While driving various speeds, there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel air bag, the front passenger side air bag, and the front passenger side curtain air bag. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the cause of the failure was undetermined; however, the technician advised that the radio needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Wildwood, MO, USA

problem #16

Feb 272016

Terrain

  • 41,000 miles
I have 41,000 miles - should I need a left pretension buckle (part failure) and timing chain - oil was changed in December, checked in January and GMC dealer states I have no oil and need a timing chain where did the oil go" is this a factor defect" car stalled at stop signs and red lights.

- Scotia, NY, USA

problem #15

Oct 042015

Terrain

  • 78,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall - bought vehicle used, in past 2 years have gone to start truck an it stutters when trying to turn ignition over.all lights on dash flash and upon starting a 2nd time engine light comes on. I work in auto collision industry and read with my scan tool. Every time its listed as faulty start.didn't think any major wrong, till I rear ended someone at about 35 direct hit. I hit my chest hard on steering wheel & have wanted to get rid of truck since. I knew the bags should've deployed an felt unsafe since they did not. No recall listed, but then I saw cobalt major recall and it seems identical to my vehicles issue. Contacted GMC to fix, not covered. But since we do so much business and it seems connected they will be repairing tomorrow however cobalts recall requires. Unfortunately others might not be so lucky as I.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #14

Dec 052015

Terrain

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owned a 2010 GMC Terrain. While driving 45 mph, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained facial injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Arvada, CO, USA

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problem #13

Oct 262015

Terrain

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that while driving on several occasions, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #12

May 012015

Terrain

  • 98,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The airbag indicator on the dash along with the warning "ding ding ding" goes off constantly. I am concerned there is something wrong with the airbags. I would like to know the manufacturer of the airbags and I would like to know if those airbags are being recalled in other vehicles. I bought this vehicle used in April of 2015.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #11

Dec 242014

Terrain

  • 90,000 miles
The driver air bag light went on and my car it's never been in an accident. I think this should be a manufacturer defect.

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #10

May 172014

Terrain 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
We started the car and went to take off and our airbag signal light started flashing and beeping. Once we got home and parked it, the light went off. Well about a month later while driving to ct from fl the dinging and flashing light started again. And stayed on from about va to ct. It had since went off and now comes on and off often. And on our way home our windshield wiper was not working properly. As if it had to have a rest period. (not an option in the rain, on the highway).

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #9

May 172014

Terrain 4-cyl

  • 38,458 miles
While driving my 2010 Terrain, my service airbag light repeatedly came on.I took it to the GMC dealership for repairs, I was told the airbag connector wires were defective. This is the statement the dealership put on my repair invoice : diagnostics.& history code B0014.found document # 2601877.suggest following this document before doing anything else.more may be needed but this is a place to start.replace airbag connector ends and terminals on both front seats.as described in doc. #26011877. More work may be needed.this could be a starting point...what a statement to make, when it comes to a safety issue which cost $359.58 to repair.the defect was in the installation & the wiring of the connectors install in the vehicle. As stated above GMC knew this problem existed according the code B0014 & doc.#26011877 supplied to the dealerships.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #8

Feb 212014

Terrain

  • 38,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Involved in a 21 car pile up in the upper peninsula during a complete white out. We were only traveling approximately 25 miles per hour but, we did have serious impact in the front, after hitting a trailer and also serious impact from behind when hit by a truck and trailer. No airbags deployed. The truck traveling ahead of us, that we hit, the airbags did deploy. My father and brother, who were also both driving Chevy trucks, and also had serious front end damage during the same accident, their airbags did not deploy either.

- Saint Joe, IN, USA

problem #7

Feb 032014

Terrain 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I hit a bump about a month ago, and now my "service airbags" light keeps coming on. I have not had a collision, but now everytimes I hit a bump I get a ding and the "service airbags." Not sure if any recalss on are for this problems.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 112012

Terrain

  • 9,600 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that the while making a left turn, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side door. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver suffered back, neck and leg injuries. The front seat passenger suffered neck and back injuries, and both occupants were transported to the hospital for treatment. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was not filed of the incident. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle operated normally during the crash. No defects was detected. The failure mileage was 9,600.

- Pathfork, KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 202013

Terrain

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that while driving in reverse at approximately 3 mph, she noticed that the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the driver's seat connection box was replaced. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where they informed the contact that the air bag harness would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #4

May 082013

Terrain

  • 44,229 miles
A (service air bag) light came on in my Terrain.I feel this a GMC defect and should be covered by them. I have only 44,000 miles. They said it will cost me $250.

- Plymouth, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 022012

Terrain

  • 20,450 miles
I started receiving a warning to service passenger air bag whenever my oldest son sat in passenger seat. It did not occur whenever anyone else sat in the seat so I did not immediately act upon warning light/buzzer. Recently I had a problem with the air conditioning compressor, so when brought to the dealer, they found a bad electrical sensor connector under the passenger seat that was only activated when my son's weight was in the seat. A heavier person closed the connector circuit, a lighter person was not registering in the seat. If an accident had occurred, a passenger air bag malfunction could have occurred with serious consequences.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 012010

Terrain 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact smelled fumes coming from the vehicle and noticed a hole in the exhaust manifold. The dealer made eight attempts to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 24,000. The approximate failure mileage was 134. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 07/21/11 the consumer also stated the air bag system was worked on seven times. Updated 10/11/11

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011

Terrain

  • 8,900 miles
The contact owns a 2010 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that the air bag warning light would illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who advised her that the wire leading to the air bag was fractured and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired yet the failure recurred within a few days. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the dealer advised that they would need to order a special lubricant for the air bags. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 8,900. Updated 3/22/11 the air bag light problem has been resolved. Updated 04/25/11

- Emporia, VA, USA

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