General Motors has started a voluntary product emissions recall for certain examples of the 2022 GMC Terrain crossover due to an issue related to the compact crossover’s catalytic converter.
The problem: affected vehicles were fitted with the incorrect catalytic converter at the factory. A catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system that converts harmful compounds in exhaust gasses into safer pollutants.
The hazards: while an incorrect catalytic converter does not pose a safety issue to driver or vehicle occupants, it will affect vehicle’s tailpipe emissions and may therefore cause the vehicle to no longer comply with federal emissions regulations.
The fix: certified GM technicians will be instructed to inspect the catalytic converter on affected vehicles and replace it with the correct part if necessary. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: catalytic converter.
- 2022 GMC Terrain
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not specify how many vehicles are affected by this condition, however it did say that only a small number of vehicles are believed to have been fitted with the wrong catalytic converters at the factory. The GMC Terrain is produced at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. It began producing the 2023 model-year GMC Terrain there on August 22nd, 2022.
Owners should: owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by GM with instructions on how to proceed. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall action, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls that may be active on it. Affected owners can also reach out to GMC directly using the contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N222379030
- GMC U.S. Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782