1st Generation (2010—2017) Terrain Problems

This generations ranks 31st out of 33 GMC generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (45%), transmission (11%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 26 complaints at an average of 81,128 miles in the 2010 GMC Terrain.
  2. Excessive Oil Consumption 49 complaints at an average of 89,880 miles in the 2010 GMC Terrain.
  3. Running Roughly, Erratic Power 12 complaints at an average of 67,955 miles in the 2010 GMC Terrain.

What Terrain Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all GMC model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 1 0 351 0.66
2016 2 1 532 1.42
2015 17 1 848 10.86
2014 32 0 997 14.7
2013 32 2 1184 11.48
2012 63 3 1128 19.4
2011 106 3 1102 29.04
2010 102 2 1045 41.01

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