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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,625 miles

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2013 GMC Terrain miscellaneous problems

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2013 GMC Terrain Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152016

Terrain

  • miles

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

Takata recall hi I just recently purchased a 2013 GMC Terrain at a dealership since November 15. They were taking care of some body damage it had. And when it was done they said I cant take the Terrain home because it has a recall and they cant get any rplates for it. Honestly I havnt even test drive it. I dont think its fair to purchase a car and cant take it home untill god knows when. Still today theres no remedy. Is tjere anpther way I can drive this car home and bring it back when remedy is available like everyone with that same problem.

- Alamo, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 252016

Terrain

  • 0 miles
The hatch back door that lefts up by a touch of a button came crashing down on my head while putting in the groceries. The next time it came down on my fingers. Also came down on my daughters back. All the time without warning. It lefts up just fine but it comes crashing down at any time. I took it to GMC dealership and they reported that the oil was liking from the left side Terrain lift gate tailgate hatch-actuator 23432304. Part number 23432304 for 2013 GMC Terrain. This could seriously hurt someone. I have turn mine to off and have to lift it manually. No fun. It's heavy.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012015

Terrain

  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2013 GMC Terrain. I bought it used in 2014. It had one previous owner. When I bought this car, I didn't notice the abnormal noise it makes. While the car is either in driver or reverse, it makes a weird ticking noise coming from under the front hood. The noise goes away in park. However, the noise can only be heard when the car idols at a certain RPM. The car makes a rattle like sound when the rpms are low, like between 500 to 1500. For example: When I'm cruising down town at speeds of about 25-45mph, I can here the rattle sound. When I back into my garage, the noise can be heard even louder because the garage amplifies the sound. When I use cruise control to accelerate, it does not make this noise. Only when I put my foot on the gas pedal. When I take my food off the gas, or speed up, the sound goes away. It's not a low oil tick sound. It's a little different, like something is loose and rattling. This noise has always been there but it took me a while to realize it.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #1

May 162013

Terrain 4-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
While decelerating from about 35 or 40 mph when you apply the brakes then come to complete stop the vehicle on the rear end will start to loudly thump, it starts out slowly thumping and begins to speed up and when you start to release the brake it begins to slow down and stop once one begins to accelerate. We have had the issue ongoing for about 3 months now, it started about 2 or 3 weeks after we got the vehicle and it has been in the shop about 6 times. The vehicle had about 2200 miles on it and the dealer said it was a 'like new' loaner vehicle. The mechanics said they thought it was a exhaust, something with the rear brakes, or maybe a panel in the back of the vehicle, they have tightened, and replaced almost the entire rear of the vehicle and the problem still persists. They cannot figure out the problem and I am afraid it might become a safety hazard. The dealer has called GMC and the dealer said GMC will not do anything for us.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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