GMC Terrain: Driving and Operating / Trailer Towing

General Towing Information

Only use towing equipment that has been designed for the vehicle. Contact your dealer or trailering dealer for assistance with preparing the vehicle to tow a trailer. Read the entire section before towing a trailer.

To tow a disabled vehicle, see Towing the Vehicle. To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle such as a motor home, see Recreational Vehicle Towing.

When towing with the 2.0L L4 engine, only use unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 89 or higher. Using gasoline with a lower octane rating while towing may damage the engine and may not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Diesel

Warning Filling a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle can cause fuel vapors that can ignite either by static electricity or other means...

Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips

Warning You can lose control when towing a trailer if the correct equipment is not used or the vehicle is not driven properly. For example, if the trailer is too heavy or the trailer brakes are inadequate for the load, the vehicle may not stop as expected...

Other information:

GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Raising the Seatback


Warning If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked. Warning A seat belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash...

GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Rear Window Wiper/Washer


The ignition must be on or in the ACC/ACCESSORY position to operate the rear window wiper/ washer. Turn the end of the windshield wiper lever to operate the rear window wiper/washer. OFF : Turns the system off. INT : Intermittent wipes. ON : Slow wipes...

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    GMC Terrain. Tire Pressure Light

    For vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the TPMS.

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