GMC Terrain: Starting and Operating / Starting the Engine

Shift the vehicle into P (Park) or N (Neutral). To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only.

Caution

Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped.

Caution

If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Any resulting damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. See Add-On Electrical Equipment.

Ignition Positions

The vehicle has an electronic keyless ignition with pushbutton start. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter must be in the vehicle for the system to operate...

Gasoline Engine Starting Procedure

With the Keyless Access system, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter must be in the vehicle. Press ENGINE START/STOP with the brake pedal applied...

Other information:

GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Resuming a Set Speed


If the ACC is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, ACC is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. To begin using ACC again, press RES+ briefly while moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph). The vehicle returns to the previous set speed...

GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Brake System Warning Light


The vehicle brake system consists of two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is not working, the remaining circuit can still work to stop the vehicle. For normal braking performance, both circuits need to be working This light should come on briefly when the engine is started...

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