GMC Terrain: Driving with a Trailer - Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Driving with a Trailer

Towing a trailer requires experience. Get familiar with handling and braking with the added trailer weight. The vehicle is now longer and not as responsive as the vehicle is by itself.

Check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, lamps, tires and mirror adjustments. If the trailer has electric brakes, start the vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working.

During the trip, check regularly to be sure that the load is secure, and the lamps and trailer brakes are working properly.

    Pulling a Trailer
    Here are some important points: ○ There are many laws, including speed limit restrictions that apply to trailering. Check for legal requirements with state or provincial police. ○ Do n ...

    Towing with a Stability Control System
    When towing, the sound of the stability control system might be heard. The system is reacting to the vehicle movement caused by the trailer, which mainly occurs during cornering. This is normal wh ...

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    Illumination Approach
    When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, press and hold the SE ...

    From inside the vehicle (central locking button)
    Central locking button The lock buttons on the door panel can be used to lock or unlock all doors and the tailgate at the same time. Press to lock and to unlock. Unlocking The vehicle ca ...

    Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch
    To defog/defrost the rear window glass and outside mirrors (if so equipped), start the engine and push the switch on. The indicator light 1 will illuminate. Push the switch again to turn the ...