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 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)


The DIC displays are shown in the center of the instrument cluster in the Info App. See Instrument Cluster (Base and Midlevel) or Instrument Cluster (Uplevel). The displays show the status of many vehicle systems. or : Press to move up or down in a list...

GMC Terrain 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Engine Heater


Warning Do not plug in the engine block heater while the vehicle is parked in a garage or under a carport. Property damage or personal injury may result. Always park the vehicle in a clear open area away from buildings or structures. The engine heater, if available, can help in cold weather conditions at or below −18 °C (0 °F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine..

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