GMC Terrain: Cooling System / Engine Coolant

The engine cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant mixture. This coolant needs to be checked and changed at appropriate levels. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants and Maintenance Schedule.

The following explains the cooling system and how to check and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating.

    Cooling System

    1.5L Gas Engine Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap 1.6L Diesel Engine Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap 2...

    What to Use

    Warning Plain water, or other liquids such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. With plain water or the wrong mixture, the engine could get too hot but there would not be an overheat warning...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Folding Seatback


    The front passenger seatback folds flat. Warning If you fold the seatback forward to carry longer objects, such as skis, be sure any such cargo is not near an airbag. In a crash, an inflating airbag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Steering


    Electric Power Steering The vehicle has electric power steering. It does not have power steering fluid. Regular maintenance is not required. If power steering assist is lost due to a system malfunction, the vehicle can be steered, but may require increased effort...

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