GMC Terrain: Control of a Vehicle. Braking, Steering / 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.

If the steering assist is used for an extended period of time while the vehicle is not moving, power assist may be reduced.

If the steering wheel is turned until it reaches the end of its travel and is held against that position for an extended period of time, power steering assist may be reduced.

Normal use of the power steering assist should return when the system cools down.

See your dealer if there is a problem.

Curve Tips

  • Take curves at a reasonable speed.
  • Reduce speed before entering a curve.
  • Maintain a reasonable steady speed through the curve.
  • Wait until the vehicle is out of the curve before accelerating gently into the straightaway.

Steering in Emergencies

  • There are some situations when steering around a problem may be more effective than braking.
  • Holding both sides of the steering wheel allows you to turn 180 degrees without removing a hand.
  • The Antilock Brake System (ABS) allows steering while braking.

    Braking

    Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time...

    Off-Road Recovery

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

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Surround Vision. Front Vision Camera and Rear Vision Camera (RVC)


    Surround Vision If equipped, views around the vehicle appear in the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers. See “Surround Vision” under Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing. Front Vision Camera If equipped, a view of the area in front of the vehicle appears on the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2024 Owners Manual: Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light


    For vehicles with the Antilock Brake System (ABS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the light does not come on, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn if there is a problem. If the ABS light comes on and stays on while driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off...

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