definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,500 miles

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problem #5

Feb 242022


  • miles
Bought my 2013 Gmc Terrain with 84,000 miles for $16,000. At 97,774 miles had to have it serviced for excessive oil consumption with timing cover and front crank seal cleaned and timing cover gasket replaced. Cost over $700. Then at 100333 miles had to have a new timing chain put in and water pump also the camshaft and cam phasers cost over $2,000. Now it is around 121000 miles and the lights on dash light up while driving to service stability track and I can not go faster then about 30 miles an hour. It then goes off and randomly comes back on while driving at any speed. Also there is a HUGE OIL PROBLEM with oil not just dripping like a small leak but spewing basically from underneath vehicle. I have to literally put oil in my car before I drive it anywhere because it all leaks out while I drive. Was told by a macanic I have a leak where the engine meets the transmission and my options for fixing it are to totally replace the engine hahaha or get a new vehicle. Wtf GMC this is not ok!

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #4

Feb 012020


  • miles
1. Engine burning oil, had to be replaced at 100,000 miles. In repair shop again, oil coming out of exhaust?? 2. Car would stall out while driving, try to accelerate at a red light, almost crashed a few times. Back window has been covered in oil from exhaust. Couldn't see. 3. Only used White Plains Buick/GMC for repairs. Car is there now. 4. NYS DMV is currently investigating 5. Check engine light just recently came

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 212018


  • 103,000 miles
The ABS light is on and service engine soon light has been on since my wife has bought her car in Sept 2018 when she had a warenty the dealer sold her a car made her sign paper work before she could even test drive vehicle know we have a vehicle that doesnt work properly traction control is off stabilitrack is on dash notification also timing chain is bad and crankshaft needs to be replaced acording to diagnostic code dealership in alexandria mn lakes area auto sales eric gardener is the owner which refuses to fix or give us diferent car my family has 5 disabled people that we need to Transport and know cant because of the dealership selling us a car thats not reliable

- Tracy, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 012019


  • 63,000 miles
I have had my 2013 GMC Terrain for 3 years and it has problems with the oil consumption, starting, traction light comes on by itself and truck cuts off without warning. This started several weeks ago. Oil, it consumes large amounts of oil between the oil changes. I check the digital oil displays, that show how much oil remains, and it can go from 80% remains to 70% remains in a matter of days. Icutting off, this happens at random times. When I drive, it looses power and cuts off in the middle of the street. No warning at all. This is very scary especially with my children in the car. It will loose power and not accelerate and I have had drift to the shoulder of the road. I am scared it will do this on the highway when driving at high speeds. Starting, my SUV can start with no problem and I can drive to the store 5 minutes away and it will not start when I return. I try starting it 5 times and it will finally start. This has happened several times. It will start in the morning when I go to work or take kids to sports practice or their games and when I leave work will not start after 8 hours. After a 1-2 hour game, same thing occurs, it will not start. I have taken it for diagnosis, received code and had it repaired. After a few days, same thing happens. My mechanic can not figure out why this is happening. My traction light has also come on by itself, for no reason. There is no recall for these problems but it should be before innocent people, and families are injured or killed.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014


  • 1,500 miles
While driving the crash light and signal came on and the truck slowed down this happen about 6 times since I bough the truck in July 2013.

- Montevallo, AL, USA