1st Generation (2010—2017) Terrain Problems

Terrain owners with a 2010—2017 model year have the most problems with the engine (45%), transmission (11%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available 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 0 347 0.67
2016 2 1 528 1.43
2015 17 1 844 10.94
2014 32 0 993 14.81
2013 32 2 1180 11.56
2012 63 3 1124 19.53
2011 106 3 1098 29.13
2010 102 2 1041 41.11

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