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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,800 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.

2013 GMC Terrain accessories - exterior problems

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2013 GMC Terrain Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 082016


  • 60,000 miles


The wiper transmission disengaged from the wiper motor causing the wipers to not function. This happened while driving in a rain storm causing loss of visibility.

- Franksville, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 182016


  • 101,000 miles
7/18/16 while driving in a downpour today on a busy road, the wiper linkage ball joint which attaches the linkage to the motor failed. This made the wipers stop and immediately all forward visibility was obscured. It made it very difficult to find a place to pull off while slowing down in traffic. I was very lucky to not hit someone or something. The parts stores sell an entire new linkage assembly for around $150. The nylon linkage assembly hangs upside down which is a very dangerous flaw in the GMC design and should be looked into to prevent tragedy. Respectfully, lucky guy

- Mullberry, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 032016


  • 73,000 miles
Wiper transmission failed during rain storm for no apparent reason.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 132015


  • 64,500 miles
My wife was driving 65 miles an hour on the interstate in the pouring rain, and her windshield wipers suddenly stoppped working, causing an immediate and total loss of vision. Luckily, she did not wreck, but this was a very dangerous situation that could have ended very badly. I removed the trim covering the wiper motor, and found that the transmission linkage arm that connects the wipers to the motor had become disconnected. The nylon bushing that holds it in place was very badly worn. There is no direct replacement bushing available, so I replaced it with a bushing that sort-of fit. As you can imagine, this repair only lasted about 2 months. The same thing happened again to my wife two days ago. She was on her way to work (in the pouring rain, no less) when the linkage arm again disconnected. She was on a narrow bridge across a river that was undergoing roadwork at the time it happened. Again, she was badly frightened and shaken up by the ordeal. Luckily, she was not involved in a wreck. This time, I ordered a new wiper transmission for her car. It came at a cost of $175, with a one week wait for it to be delivered. In the meantime, my wife is without a reliable car. I have seen this complaint enough that I believe GMC should issue a recall and reimburse repair costs.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 032013

Terrain 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
This is a life threatening situation. At night the top 3/4 of my windshield goes dark. I cannot see oncoming cars, road lanes, or side lines. This is like driving through overly tinted windows....when turning on unlit roads cannot see a thing. I cannot drive this car after dark..prisoner of the clock. My dealer tells me this is his fifth complaint re this matter. Help!!!!

- Canton, OH, USA

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