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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 GMC Terrain steering problems

steering problem

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2012 GMC Terrain Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 052012


  • 12,000 miles


Won't start, get a "check power steering"light.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 GMC Terrain. While driving 65 mph, the steering wheel locked without warning. The contact mentioned that excessive force was required to control the steering wheel. The failure recurred numerous times. The dealer was unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Owensville , IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 142011


  • miles
Purchased 2012 GMC Terrain in June 2012. Shortly after purchase I noticed the steering is very stiff and makes grinding sound when turning steering wheel. Had to dealer since and they said it was due to the tires pressure. They said they put in correct tire pressure and said it should correct problem. It didn't so I took back to dealer and they test drove it and said they noticed also how stiff the steering is. Was told that other models same year and mode steering were stiff. Did nothing at that time and told to keep driving and see if it corrects itself. It hasn't. what can I do to get those problems resolved?

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

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