Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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GMC Terrain, Car Comparisons, SUV
#282 of 324 Re: Terrain Missfire Issues [saschmitz]
Feb 20, 2013 (1:49 pm)
It is a disgusting vehicle - and GM does not care if you or anyone else has a problem.
Good luck getting something back - I hope you can do it. I only wish I could have - but now am stuck with this terrible vehicle.
I don't have an extended warranty - the non-American vehicles I have had just run without any issues. My Toyota Camry Hybrid has 94,000 miles; only replaced the tires! It just runs!
#283 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [gmcustsvc]
Mar 20, 2013 (4:14 pm)
We are having the same problem with our 2010 4cyl. Terrain. Picked up terrain from service. Was told it was almost 4 qts low only after about 3.000 miles on oil change. was told we should check oil after each fuel addition. That is ridiculous. Oil had blown back into filter and other places. They said they replaced water pump shaft, timing chain. We had had the car for 3 years and this has not been a problem before. Our check engine light goes on and off intermittenly. we received a letter last week for an upgrade and was then told about checking oil. Why were we told this now,
#284 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [esullivan]
Mar 21, 2013 (5:04 am)
Sounds like you may have one of the bad engines. Since its a known problem with some you should be requesting an oil consumption test with dealer, little annoying but may result in getting a new engine (minus the oil problem). The letter is to address a change in oil life monitor program which is different then oil level ( The OLM doesn't have anything to do with amount of oil in engine)
#285 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [esullivan]
Mar 21, 2013 (8:25 am)
Have you had your dealership do an oil consumption test on your vehicle? Let us know if you would like for us to check into anything for you by emailing us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#286 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [gmcustsvc]
Mar 21, 2013 (12:37 pm)
We talked last night with someone from gm who was supposed to contact the dealership. We are just now requesting that they do a test.
#287 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [esullivan]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:22 am)
I have a 2010 I-4 with 86,000 miles on it,which has caused me a lot of grief. In the last 3 months it is now using oil, where it is going who knows. But I started checking the oil like we use to do in the old days. Four high pressure fuel pumps and some buck and jerking going down the highway at times, I don't think I will continue with GM either. Oh, I have never got near the gas mileage they say we were going to get either.
#288 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [mike466]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:31 am)
The dealership is saying you have to check your oil regularly at every fill-up and you can only use a certain grade oil like they are the only ones who can change it. Seems strange it has run for over two years with no problem, If they are saying this is normal, why didn't it do it the first two years. Last gm for us.
#289 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [esullivan]
Mar 22, 2013 (10:25 am)
I think if you weed through the posts that deal with the oil consumption problem (check the Equinox forum) you might find it takes some time before the problem develops if you have one of the bad engines, maybe 30 or 40 K miles. I don't know about every fill-up to check the oil, but I do check on regular basis, my vehicle, my job to make sure everything is good with it
#290 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [ray80]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 22, 2013 (11:47 am)
I don't know about every fill-up to check the oil
It's a good habit to get into, and since I tend to go several weeks between fill-ups, I usually check the oil at the gas pump. If I'm on the road and filling up frequently, I'll skip a few checks. What I'm lazy about is checking the tire pressure (no TPMS on my older cars).
#291 of 324 Re: Just purchased 2010 Terrain 2 days ago [mike466]
Mar 22, 2013 (12:29 pm)
The car is a piece of junk. I have a 2011 - purchased new. Already had some "camshaft actuator" quit - first car ever to stop on the road! And I have had lots of vehicles. Gas mileage - take it to Star Buick/GMC in Quakertown, PA. They did a consumption test on mine - said it get 38.9 mpg! I asked them where the rest of the gas is going???? The best it gets on the highway, perfect driving conditions - 27. I wrote a letter to the owner of this dealership - He owns several - never responded to me. I tell everyone I can about that dealership and about that vehicle. Bad news!