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GMC TERRAIN - 2012 GMC TERRAIN Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 20 complaints filed for the 2012 GMC TERRAIN

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 GMC TERRAIN. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 GMC TERRAIN, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (5) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (2) Structure (2) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Exterior Lighting (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (1) Visibility (1)
Engine (2) Fuel Propulsion System (4) Steering (1) Unknown Or Other (1) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine And Engine Cooling (1)

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

4/6/2014 - MORRIS PLAINS, NJ
WE HAVE HAD THE GMC TERRAIN SHUT DOWN TWICE WHILE DRIVING. BOTH TIME THE CAR CENTER CONSOLE GOES COMPLETELY BLACK AND YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE VEHICLE. WE BROUGHT IT IN FOR SERVICE BUT THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG, AFTER THE SECOND TIME THEY STILL FOUND NOTHING WRONG BUT THEY DECIDE TO REPLACE THE CARS INTERNAL COMPUTER. THE ISSUE WAS REPORTED TO CORPORATE GM BUT NOT MUCH WAS MADE IF IT. AFTER ALL THE NEWS WITH OTHER GM VEHICLE I'M CONCERNED THIS THAT THIS MAY BE HAPPENING WITH OTHER GMC TERRAIN VEHICLE. MY WIFE WHO IS THE PRIMARY DRIVER IS VERY FRIGHTEN TO DRIVE THE CAR SINCE THIS. IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/14/2014 - WEST PALM BEACH, FL
ON 8/2/12 I PURCHASED MY GMC TERRAIN BRAND NEW IN ASHLAND CITY, TN. I MOVED TO WEST PALM BEACH IN OCTOBER 2012. THE CURRENT MILES ON THE VEHICLE ARE 44,039. I GOT AN OIL CHANGE, FILTER AND MULTI-POINT INSPECTION ON 10/24/13 BY THE LOCAL GMC DEALER. ON 10/23/13 I TOOK MY VEHICLE IN TO HAVE A RECALL REPAIRED AT SCHUMACHER BUICK/GMC. THE RECALL # IS 12312. A MONTH LATER THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE SHARPLY FORWARD WHILE DRIVING AND A HEAVY SHAKING VIBRATION (BOTH WHILE DRIVING AND AT A STOP) BELOW MY FEET IN THE VEHICLE (FLOOR BOARD). I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO SCHUMACHER BUICK/GMC 3031 OKEECHOBEE BLVD, ON 11/11/13 AND IT REMAINED UNTIL 11/15/14 AND THE PROBLEM WAS NOT IDENTIFIED. I RETURNED THE VEHICLE FOR THE SAME PROBLEM ON 12/21/13 (SAME DEALER) AND IT WAS PICKED UP ON 12/31/13. THE FIRST SERVICE ADVISOR WAS ROB DEAL HE TOLD ME THAT THE VEHICLE SHIFTS ITS DRIVABILITY TO THE DRIVER AND NOTHING WAS WRONG. I TOOK MY VEHICLE BACK A SECOND TIME FOR THE SAME PROBLEM THIS TIME (IT WAS GETTING WORST) MY REP WAS "MICHEAL". HE SAID IT WAS THE "ECO" BUTTON IN THE CAR, IF PUSHED MAKES THE CAR RUN ROUGH." ON MARCH 7, 2014, I CONTACTED GMC CORPORATE OFFICE AND SPOKE TO SHERRY AND REQUESTED A FULL ANALYSIS OF MY CAR. THIS TIME I WENT TO ANOTHER GMC DEALER LOCALLY (LAKE PARK SCHUMACHER) AND MY SERVICE TECH WAS JESSIE. PER JESSIE IT IS A TRANSMISSION ISSUE -LEFT ON MY VOICEMAIL AND SAVED" SPECIFICALLY HE SAID IT WAS THE "CONTROL PRESSURE VALVE CAUSING IT TO LUNGE FORWARD AND IT WAS IMPROPER." HE SAID IT WAS "UNCOMMON TO SEE THIS ISSUE." THE REASON I TOOK THE VEHICLE IN IS THAT I ALMOST REAR ENDED TWO PEOPLE WHILE DRIVING DUE TO THE VEHICLES LUNGES AND HAVE MY BODY JOLTED INTO THE GLASS THE FORCE WAS SO STRONG WITH THE LUNGE. I FEAR FOR MY SAFETY AND THAT OF MY 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN THIS CAR. I WAS CONTACTED ON 3/13/14 THAT THE VEHICLE WAS READY FOR PICK-UP AND IT HAD BEEN FIXED.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

12/18/2013 - ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL
I OWN A 2012 TERRAIN SLE2 WITH APPROXIMATELY 20,000 MILES. ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013, I JOINED THE INNUMERABLE OWNERS OF GM PRODUCTS (FOUND ON THE VARIOUS OWNER FORUMS ON THE INTERNET) THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SERVICE STABILITRAK LIGHT COMING ON WITH ROUGH IDLING. OTHER OWNERS HAVE EXPRESSED THE LOSS OF POWER WHEN THIS EVENT OCCURS. LUCKILY, I WAS BACKING OUT OF MY GARAGE AND NOT TRAVELING ON THE EXPRESSWAY SO I CANNOT ADVISE WHETHER THERE WAS LOSS OF POWER SINCE I WAS GOING SO SLOW. THE LIGHT WENT OFF WHEN I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF IN ORDER TO COME INSIDE AND CALL THE DEALER (WOODY BUICK GMC IN NAPERVILLE IL). THE DEALER WAS ABLE TO FIND CODE PO300 (RANDOM CYLINDER MISFIRE) BUT THEY COULD FIND NOTHING WRONG. I WAS TOLD THE VEHICLE FIXED ITSELF (WHICH I FIND HIGHLY DOUBTFUL AND VERY DISTURBING). I AM A ONE VEHICLE FAMILY AND NOW IN A COMPLETE PANIC WHENEVER I DRIVE THIS VEHICLE. I FEAR FOR MY LIFE, MY PASSENGERS? AND OTHERS BECAUSE LOSS OF POWER CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME AND I AM CONCERNED ABOUT BEING REAR ENDED SINCE THE DRIVER BEHIND ME WOULD HAVE NO CLUE, AS I DON?T, THAT MY VEHICLE WILL LOSE POWER. SINCE THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN, I AM SHOCKED THAT GM HAS NOT ADDRESSED THIS FAILURE OF ITS PRODUCTS.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

10/23/2013 - EASTON , PA
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR 10 TO 12 TIMES DUE TO FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE MISFIRING AS WELL AS TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS AND STABILITY TRAC AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING RIGHT AND LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND BROUGHT INTO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY TELL ME THEY CAN FIND OR MAKE THE PROBLEM REAPPEAR. BUT HAVE SHOWN THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT VIDEO AND HAVE HAD 3 GENERAL MOTOR TECHS THAT THEY HIRED FROM HP AND BEEN TOLD THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS BUT HAVE BEEN IN THE VEHICLE WHILE THE PROBLEMS HAVE HAPPENED AND HAVE IT ON VIDEO TO THE POINT WHERE I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE YESTERDAY NIGHT. THE VEHICLE IS A DEATH TRAP AND MANY CUSTOMERS INCLUDING MYSELF ON GMC TERRAIN FORUM AS WELL AS ONLINE HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THE SAME THING THAT IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BUT IT IS. PLEASE HELP HAVE BEEN TOLD BY GM TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THEY WOULD OFFER ME 5,000 DOLLARS FOR MY TROUBLES AND THAT MY KIDS ARE WORTH THAT MUCH FROM A LEGAL ADVISOR AT GENERAL MOTORS LEGAL. HAVE ASK TO BE TAKING OUT OF THE VEHICLE FOR SOMETHING SAFE AND STILL I'M BEING TOLD NO......PLEASE HELP

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SERVICE BRAKES

10/23/2013 - EASTON , PA
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR 10 TO 12 TIMES DUE TO FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE MISFIRING AS WELL AS TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS AND STABILITY TRAC AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING RIGHT AND LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND BROUGHT INTO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY TELL ME THEY CAN FIND OR MAKE THE PROBLEM REAPPEAR. BUT HAVE SHOWN THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT VIDEO AND HAVE HAD 3 GENERAL MOTOR TECHS THAT THEY HIRED FROM HP AND BEEN TOLD THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS BUT HAVE BEEN IN THE VEHICLE WHILE THE PROBLEMS HAVE HAPPENED AND HAVE IT ON VIDEO TO THE POINT WHERE I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE YESTERDAY NIGHT. THE VEHICLE IS A DEATH TRAP AND MANY CUSTOMERS INCLUDING MYSELF ON GMC TERRAIN FORUM AS WELL AS ONLINE HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THE SAME THING THAT IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BUT IT IS. PLEASE HELP HAVE BEEN TOLD BY GM TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THEY WOULD OFFER ME 5,000 DOLLARS FOR MY TROUBLES AND THAT MY KIDS ARE WORTH THAT MUCH FROM A LEGAL ADVISOR AT GENERAL MOTORS LEGAL. HAVE ASK TO BE TAKING OUT OF THE VEHICLE FOR SOMETHING SAFE AND STILL I'M BEING TOLD NO......PLEASE HELP

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POWER TRAIN

10/23/2013 - EASTON , PA
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR 10 TO 12 TIMES DUE TO FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE MISFIRING AS WELL AS TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS AND STABILITY TRAC AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING RIGHT AND LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND BROUGHT INTO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY TELL ME THEY CAN FIND OR MAKE THE PROBLEM REAPPEAR. BUT HAVE SHOWN THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT VIDEO AND HAVE HAD 3 GENERAL MOTOR TECHS THAT THEY HIRED FROM HP AND BEEN TOLD THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS BUT HAVE BEEN IN THE VEHICLE WHILE THE PROBLEMS HAVE HAPPENED AND HAVE IT ON VIDEO TO THE POINT WHERE I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE YESTERDAY NIGHT. THE VEHICLE IS A DEATH TRAP AND MANY CUSTOMERS INCLUDING MYSELF ON GMC TERRAIN FORUM AS WELL AS ONLINE HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THE SAME THING THAT IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BUT IT IS. PLEASE HELP HAVE BEEN TOLD BY GM TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THEY WOULD OFFER ME 5,000 DOLLARS FOR MY TROUBLES AND THAT MY KIDS ARE WORTH THAT MUCH FROM A LEGAL ADVISOR AT GENERAL MOTORS LEGAL. HAVE ASK TO BE TAKING OUT OF THE VEHICLE FOR SOMETHING SAFE AND STILL I'M BEING TOLD NO......PLEASE HELP

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ENGINE

10/23/2013 - EASTON , PA
THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR 10 TO 12 TIMES DUE TO FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE MISFIRING AS WELL AS TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS AND STABILITY TRAC AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING RIGHT AND LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND BROUGHT INTO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY TELL ME THEY CAN FIND OR MAKE THE PROBLEM REAPPEAR. BUT HAVE SHOWN THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT VIDEO AND HAVE HAD 3 GENERAL MOTOR TECHS THAT THEY HIRED FROM HP AND BEEN TOLD THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE PROBLEMS BUT HAVE BEEN IN THE VEHICLE WHILE THE PROBLEMS HAVE HAPPENED AND HAVE IT ON VIDEO TO THE POINT WHERE I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE YESTERDAY NIGHT. THE VEHICLE IS A DEATH TRAP AND MANY CUSTOMERS INCLUDING MYSELF ON GMC TERRAIN FORUM AS WELL AS ONLINE HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THE SAME THING THAT IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BUT IT IS. PLEASE HELP HAVE BEEN TOLD BY GM TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THEY WOULD OFFER ME 5,000 DOLLARS FOR MY TROUBLES AND THAT MY KIDS ARE WORTH THAT MUCH FROM A LEGAL ADVISOR AT GENERAL MOTORS LEGAL. HAVE ASK TO BE TAKING OUT OF THE VEHICLE FOR SOMETHING SAFE AND STILL I'M BEING TOLD NO......PLEASE HELP

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

10/14/2013 - EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
AFTER STOPPING AT MAILBOX THE LOW FUEL ILLUMINATED, THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATED EMPTY. THE TANK WAS HALF FULL PRIOR TO THE 12 MILE TRIP HOME FROM TOWN. NOT SURE WHEN THE PROBLEM OCCURRED, BECAUSE IT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN A FEW MINUTES TO PUMP OUT 8 OR 9 GALLONS OF GAS, HOWEVER IT WAS ON THIS12 MILE TRIP HOME. 6 MILES OF HIGHWAY AT 55 MPH AND 5 MILES OF PAVED COUNTY ROAD AT 30 MPH AND 1 MILE OF GRAVEL ROAD AT 20 MPH. AFTER THE LOW FUEL INDICATION THE ENGINE WAS STOPPED, FUEL WAS ADDED FROM A CONTAINER, AND WHEN THE ENGINE WAS STARTED THE FUEL STREAMED OUT ON THE GROUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL REPAIR FACILITY, BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSER THAN THE DEALER. GAS LINE AND CLAMP WERE REPLACED. THE MECHANIC INDICATED THE PLASTIC GAS LINE AND PLASTIC CLAMP WERE HANGING LOW, AND NO PROTECTIVE COVE OVER IT.

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POWER TRAIN

7/28/2013 - SAINT CHARLES, MO
VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION SLIPS AND DOES NOT RESPOND TO AN ACCELERATION AFTER A RAPID DECELERATION OF AT LEAST 40 MPH. THE VEHICLE WILL JERK IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ATTEMPT TO ACCELERATE AND THEN WILL RESPOND. THIS CAN LEAD TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO AVOID A COLLISION BY ACCELERATING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.

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AIR BAGS

7/5/2013 - RENO, NV
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 GMC TERRAIN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SITTING AT A TRAFFIC STOP, A SEMI-TRUCK CRASHED INTO THE REAR BUMPER OF THE CONTACT+S VEHICLE. THE CONTACT+S VEHICLE WAS PUSHED FORWARD, CAUSING THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO A PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE HAND, NECK AND BACK. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,000.

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