The GMC Terrain is basically a Chevrolet Equinox with a different General Motors nameplate. GM debuted the Terrain together with the second-generation Equinox as a midsize SUV and, like the Equinox, sold it during model years 2010-17. The second-generation Terrain introduced as a 2018 model was a GMC-ified version of the third-generation Equinox and was similarly reduced in size to a compact SUV.
Just like the Equinox, the Terrain got more popular the longer it was around, eventually reaching about 100,000 in annual US sales.
Unfortunately for GMC Terrain owners, the strong resemblance to the Chevy Equinox was not just skin deep. Because of their common engines, the Terrain has been plagued by the exact same excessive oil consumption issues that our Equinox clients have struggled with for years.
Abeel & Associates has represented dozens of Terrain owners in Lemon Law and breach of warranty cases for range of major defects. Our legal team is dedicated to holding automakers accountable and fighting for the rights of consumers. If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to a repurchase, a replacement or cash compensation, as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees. Call our office today for a free consultation or fill out the contact form on our website.
Recent model year Terrain are experiencing the following defects:
Owners incur the significant added expense of adding between 1 and 3 quarts of oil between the periodic oil changes recommended by GM, with some SUVs eventually needing supplemental oil every 1,000 miles of driving.
Ticking noise when starting, vehicle rocking back and forth or even bucking when idling.
The oil consumption issue leads to accelerated wear and tear that leads to a pricey piston replacement at around 60,000-80,000 miles.
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