2011 GMC Terrain Consumer Review: A Lot of Issues and Problems

2011 GMC Terrain - Consumer Review

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SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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A Lot of Issues and Problems
By cockermom on


2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


We purchased a 2011 GMC Terrain SLE2 Automatic with a 4 cylinder engine.
The engine is so small that this poor vehicle has terrible pick-up.
It's dangerous to try and pass on the highway or pick up speed when merging because the pick up is so bad.

Another major issue we have is that the engine seems to be hesitating or fluttering or it is stalling at low throttle which is extremely dangerous when driving period let alone driving up a hill. This problem warrants a recall. The doors are so lightweight that they will slam on you when opening/closing which is dangerous to passengers.
This needs to be sorted by GMC as it's dangerous. Passenger airbag light doesn't work. Poor gas mileage.

Best Features

The seats are comfortable. The front seats can be heated which is great in the winter. Remote start is another cool feature that is convenient for winter start ups. The vehicle is supposed to handle well in snow. It comes with free Sirius radio as a trial. The arm rest has lots of storage inside.

Worst Features

Doors need to be heavier as they are downright dangerous right now. They are too light and with slam closed with just the slightest wind or if you're parked on a hill. GMC needs to sort the engine stalling issue as this again is dangerous while driving. Make sure all functions work such as the passenger airbag light. Other lights don't seem to come on when there is a problem which is a problem in it of itself. Trunk could use more space as it's hindered by the design.
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By ava1969
on 10/15/12 15:17 PM (PDT)

It's a terrible vehicle! So dissapointing. Mine is in the shop every 8,000 miles. Stalls with engine problems, something continues to drain the battery which leaves me without transportation, seat cover zipper ripped, AC cools when it wants or blows hot when it wants, charging ports come loose and fall out, service airbag light continues to come on. This car is lemon. Very disappointing and I have always driven GM products. Sad! It's back in shop today with 32k miles on it. When we get it back we are trading it in.

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