GMC Terrain: Driving Information / Off-Road Recovery

GMC Terrain. Off-Road Recovery

The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Follow these tips:

  1. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer the vehicle so that it straddles the edge of the pavement.
  2. Turn the steering wheel about one-eighth of a turn, until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge.
  3. Turn the steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.

    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...

    Loss of Control

    Skidding There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems: Braking Skid — wheels are not rolling. Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing


    If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera (RVC), Rear Park Assist (RPA), Front Park Assist (FPA), Surround Vision, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Automatic Parking Assist (APA) may help the driver park or avoid objects. Always check around the vehicle when parking or backing...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Uniform Tire Quality Grading


    The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by treadwear, traction, and temperature performance. This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States...

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