GMC Terrain: Vehicle Checks / Doing Your Own Service Work

Warning

It can be dangerous to work on your vehicle if you do not have the proper knowledge, service manual, tools, or parts. Always follow owner’s manual procedures and consult the service manual for your vehicle before doing any service work.

If doing some of your own service work, use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service the vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Publication Ordering Information.

This vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle.

If equipped with remote vehicle start, open the hood before performing any service work to prevent remote starting the vehicle accidentally. See Remote Vehicle.

Keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Records.

Caution

Even small amounts of contamination can cause damage to vehicle systems. Do not allow contaminants to contact the fluids, reservoir caps, or dipsticks.

    Vehicle Checks

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    Hood

    To open the hood: Pull the hood release lever with this symbol on it. It is on the lower left side of the instrument panel between the door and the steering wheel...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Filling the DEF Tank


    Caution Use only DEF that is GM approved, or fluid containing the API certified or ISO 22241 label. The use of other fluids could damage the system, requiring costly repairs that will not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Caution Do not mix fuel with DEF, and do not put DEF in the fuel tank...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Exhaust Fluid Quality Poor


    Use only exhaust fluid that is GM approved, or fluid containing the API certified or ISO 22241 label. All DEF has an expiration date. If the system detects poor quality, or contaminated or diluted DEF, the DIC message EXHAUST FLUID QUALITY POOR - SEE OWNERS MANUAL NOW – 160 KM (99 MI) UNTIL 104 KM/H (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays...

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      Engine Overheating

      The vehicle has an engine coolant temperature gauge on the instrument cluster and overheat messages in the Driver Information Center (DIC) to warn of engine overheating. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge.

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