GMC Terrain: Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Brakes

This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go or be heard all the time the vehicle is moving, except when applying the brake pedal firmly.

WARNING

The brake wear warning sound means that soon the brakes will not work well. That could lead to a crash. When the brake wear warning sound is heard, have the vehicle serviced.

Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair.

Some driving conditions or climates can cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with the brakes.

Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to torque specifications in Capacities and Specifications on page 12‑2.

Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets.

Adding Washer Fluid
Open the cap with the washer symbol on it and add washer fluid until full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for reservoir location. Notice ○ When using concentrated washe ...

Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required. ...

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Driving downhill
Drive slowly. Do not drive at an angle down steep inclines. Steer into the line of fall and drive with the front wheels aligned straight. Otherwise, the vehicle could slip sideways, tip and ...

Transporting children
Always make sure your child is secured properly in a device that is appropriate for their age, height and weight. All children are shaped differently. The child height, age and weight thresholds pro ...

Eco active (green)
Eco active (green) Illuminates when the Stop/Start system is activated. The engine will automatically switch off when the vehicle comes to a stop, neutral is selected and the clutch is fully re ...