3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,232 miles

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2013 GMC Terrain Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Sep 012016

Terrain

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility) at the end of August. The part for the recall remedy was not available. While driving in the rain, the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The dealer wanted the contact to pay for the repair and get reimbursed when the part arrived. The contact was not satisfied with this solution. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #27

Jan 022016

Terrain

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. While driving in the rain, the windshield wipers suddenly malfunctioned and stopped operating. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the wiper ball joint mechanism was faulty. The failure was repaired, but recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and confirmed that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility); however, the parts needed to repair the failure were not available. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Wyalusing, PA, USA

problem #26

Jan 022017

Terrain

  • 77,000 miles
While driving in the rain on a highway, the windshield wipers stopped working & I had to pull over to avoid a crash. Had the wipers inspected at GMC facility & was told that it was due to wiper transmission failure. I only have 77,000 miles on the car.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #25

Sep 122016

Terrain

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility). The part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Dos Palos, CA, USA

problem #24

Jan 022017

Terrain

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. While driving approximately 70 mph in the rain, the windshield wipers suddenly stopped operating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the windshield wiper transmission was faulty and needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the failure was identical to NHTSA campaign number: 16C582000 (visibility/wiper). The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Brandon, MS, USA

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problem #23

Dec 252016

Terrain

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the windshield wipers detached from the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility) however, the remedy was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #22

Sep 152016

Terrain

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 172016

Terrain

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. While driving 35 mph, the windshield wipers seized without warning. The contact stated that the weather was bad at the time of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility, wipers). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #20

Dec 152016

Terrain

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While driving in the rain and using the windshield wipers, the wipers failed without warning. The contact stated that the windshield wipers stalled in mid motion and remained in the middle of the windshield. The contact had the vehicle towed home. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #19

Dec 092016

Terrain

  • 45,000 miles
Have not been notified for replacement or recall

- Greencastle, IN, USA

problem #18

Sep 152016

Terrain

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Saylorsburg, PA, USA

problem #17

Aug 222016

Terrain

  • miles
Driving on the expressway during a very hard rain and my wipers stopped working had to quickly pull over because I couldn't see found out shortly afterwards theres a recall on ball joint on wipers but so far there is no fix for the problem in the meantime I can only drive my automobile when its not raining or snowing I don't want to repair on my own out of pocket and wait forever for a reimbursement from General Motors I'm not sure of exact date this happened but its been several months this is unacceptable.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #16

Aug 242016

Terrain

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #15

Nov 262016

Terrain

  • 56,000 miles
I was driving on highway in the rain. Wipers were on medium speed and the wipers just stopped working.

- Litchfield, NH, USA

problem #14

Sep 012016

Terrain

  • 51,500 miles
I was driving in the rain and my front windshield wipers went out. I had to pull over and stop to avoid having an accident. I could hear the motor running but they would not move. I parked my car, got a ride home and went back and picked it up when it stopped raining. The next day I took it to the shop and dropped it off for repair. I was told that it was the transmission that was inoperable, but the warranty would not cover this. I paid $285.21 to have this repaired on 9/9/16. The following day in the mail I received a recall notice from GMC stating that their was a recall on my windshield wipers. I called GMC and explained that I had just paid to have them repaired. I spoke to jaylen and she stated that the dealership was aware of the recall and should have called GMC first and she would check with them. She called back in about 3 days stating GMC didn't event have the parts to repair the wiper and they would let me know if I would be reimbursed by them once they received the parts. That was 2 months ago and I have yet to hear from anyone. My vehicle was dropped off on 9/2/16 and not returned to me until 9/9/16. I was given a rental car that was covered under my warranty due to the length of time it took to repair.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #13

Nov 162016

Terrain

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #12

Nov 152016

Terrain

  • 48,000 miles
The vehicle was in motion at night on highway 95 in a storm when both the windshield wipers stopped working, frozen in an upward fashion. The wiper on the drivers side went off the windshield all together. I had to then move the car over 3 lanes of traffic, while being unable to see, safely to the break down lane. There is a recall on the wipers of this vehicle that has not yet been remedied. Recall #: 25302.

- West Boylston, MA, USA

problem #11

Oct 022016

Terrain

  • 61,000 miles
The window wipers have stopped working while I was driving on the highway in the rain with my family. I had a mechanic look at it and put the ball joint back in the socket. The fix worked for a couple of weeks till it happened again. I have contacted the service center at the dealer and was told there was no permanent fix for this recall. My concern is that this may lead to an accident if driving during a heavy storm.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #10

Aug 022016

Terrain

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Oklahoma, OK, USA

problem #9

Sep 012016

Terrain

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 GMC Terrain. While driving 40 mph in the rain, one of the windshield wipers detached and obscured the driver's vision. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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