GMC Terrain: If Steam is Coming from the Engine Compartment - Engine Overheating - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: If Steam is Coming from the Engine Compartment

WARNING

Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood.

If you keep driving when the engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop the engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool.

    Engine Overheating
    The vehicle has an indicator to warn of engine overheating. There is an engine coolant temperature warning light on the vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge on page ...

    If No Steam is Coming from the Engine Compartment
    If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when the vehicle: ○ Climbs a ...

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    Fuel Filler Cap
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