2011 Buick Enclave Owner's Manual

2011 Buick Enclave owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Buick
Model:
Enclave
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
5.33 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Buick Enclave Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Navigation System
23
Storage Compartments
23
Power Outlets
24
Sunroof
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
StabiliTrak® System
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
26
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
33
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
36
Lockout Protection
36
Safety Locks
36
Doors
37
Liftgate
37
Vehicle Security
40
Anti-Theft Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation
42
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
44
Folding Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
45
Automatic Dimming Mirror
45
Park Tilt Mirrors
45
Interior Mirrors
45
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
46
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
48
Roof
49
Sunroof
49
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Power Seat Adjustment
53
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
58
Rear Seats
59
Third Row Seats
61
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
71
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
76
Safety Belt Extender
76
Safety System Check
76
Safety Belt Care
77
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
77
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
80
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
81
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
83
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
83
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Airbag System Check
92
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
92
Child Restraints
93
Older Children
93
Infants and Young Children
95
Child Restraint Systems
97
Where to Put the Restraint
99
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
101
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
108
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
108
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
110
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Instrument Panel Storage
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Armrest Storage
113
Center Console Storage
114
Floor Console Storage
114
Additional Storage Features
115
Cargo Cover
115
Cargo Tie Downs
115
Cargo Management System
116
Convenience Net
116
Roof Rack System
117
Instruments and Controls
119
Controls
120
Steering Wheel Adjustment
120
Steering Wheel Controls
121
Horn
123
Windshield Wiper/Washer
123
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
124
Compass
124
Clock
126
Power Outlets
128
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
130
Instrument Cluster
131
Speedometer
132
Odometer
132
Tachometer
132
Fuel Gauge
132
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
133
Voltmeter Gauge
133
Safety Belt Reminders
134
Airbag Readiness Light
135
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
135
Charging System Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
137
Brake System Warning Light
139
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
140
Tow/Haul Mode Light
140
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
141
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
141
Tire Pressure Light
141
Engine Oil Pressure Light
142
Security Light
142
High-Beam On Light
142
Front Fog Lamp Light
143
Cruise Control Light
143
Information Displays
143
Driver Information Center (DIC)
143
Vehicle Messages
148
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
148
Brake System Messages
149
Cruise Control Messages
149
Door Ajar Messages
149
Engine Cooling System Messages
150
Engine Oil Messages
151
Engine Power Messages
151
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
152
Object Detection System Messages
153
Ride Control System Messages
153
Airbag System Messages
154
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
154
Service Vehicle Messages
154
Tire Messages
154
Transmission Messages
155
Vehicle Reminder Messages
156
Vehicle Speed Messages
156
Washer Fluid Messages
156
Vehicle Personalization
157
Universal Remote System
164
Universal Remote System Programming
164
Universal Remote System Operation
168
Lighting
169
Exterior Lighting
169
Exterior Lamp Controls
169
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
170
Flash-to-Pass
170
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
171
Delayed Headlamps
171
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
172
Hazard Warning Flashers
172
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
172
Fog Lamps
173
Interior Lighting
173
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
173
Courtesy Lamps
173
Dome Lamps
173
Reading Lamps
174
Lighting Features
174
Entry Lighting
174
Delayed Entry Lighting
175
Delayed Exit Lighting
175
Parade Dimming
175
Battery Load Management
175
Battery Power Protection
176
Infotainment System
177
Introduction
177
Infotainment
177
Theft-Deterrent Feature
178
Operation
178
Radio
182
AM-FM Radio
182
Satellite Radio
184
Radio Reception
187
Multi-Band Antenna
188
Audio Players
188
CD Player
188
CD/DVD Player
190
MP3 (Radio with CD/USB)
197
MP3 (Radio with CD/DVD)
203
Auxiliary Devices
210
Rear Seat Infotainment
212
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
212
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
220
Phone
221
Bluetooth
221
Climate Controls
229
Climate Control Systems
229
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
229
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
235
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
236
Air Vents
237
Maintenance
238
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
238
Driving and Operating
239
Driving Information
240
Defensive Driving
240
Drunk Driving
240
Control of a Vehicle
241
Braking
241
Steering
242
Off-Road Recovery
243
Loss of Control
243
Driving on Wet Roads
244
Highway Hypnosis
245
Hill and Mountain Roads
246
Winter Driving
247
If the Vehicle is Stuck
249
Vehicle Load Limits
250
Starting and Operating
254
New Vehicle Break-In
254
Ignition Positions
254
Starting the Engine
256
Engine Heater
257
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
258
Shifting Into Park
258
Shifting Out of Park
259
Parking Over Things That Burn
260
Engine Exhaust
260
Running the Vehicle While Parked
261
Automatic Transmission
261
Manual Mode
263
Tow/Haul Mode
264
Drive Systems
265
All-Wheel Drive
265
Brakes
265
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
265
Parking Brake
266
Brake Assist
267
Ride Control Systems
267
StabiliTrak® System
267
Cruise Control
270
Object Detection Systems
272
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
272
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
274
Fuel
278
Recommended Fuel
279
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
279
California Fuel Requirements
279
Fuels in Foreign Countries
279
Fuel Additives
280
Filling the Tank
281
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
282
Towing
283
General Towing Information
283
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
283
Trailer Towing
287
Towing Equipment
289
Conversions and Add-Ons
291
Add-On Electrical Equipment
291
Vehicle Care
293
General Information
294
California Proposition 65 Warning
295
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
295
Accessories and Modifications
295
Vehicle Checks
296
Doing Your Own Service Work
296
Hood
297
Engine Compartment Overview
298
Engine Cover
299
Engine Oil
300
Engine Oil Life System
303
Automatic Transmission Fluid
303
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
304
Cooling System
306
Engine Coolant
306
Engine Overheating
310
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
312
Power Steering Fluid
312
Washer Fluid
313
Brakes
314
Brake Fluid
315
Battery
316
All-Wheel Drive
317
Starter Switch Check
317
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
317
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
318
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
318
Wiper Blade Replacement
318
Windshield Replacement
319
Headlamp Aiming
319
Bulb Replacement
320
Halogen Bulbs
320
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
320
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Stoplamps
320
License Plate Lamp
321
Replacement Bulbs
321
Electrical System
322
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
322
Electrical System Overload
322
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
323
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
323
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
326
Wheels and Tires
329
Tires
329
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Designations
332
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Tire Pressure
335
Tire Pressure Monitor System
336
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
337
Tire Inspection
341
Tire Rotation
341
When It Is Time for New Tires
343
Buying New Tires
343
Different Size Tires and Wheels
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
346
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
348
Wheel Replacement
348
Tire Chains
349
If a Tire Goes Flat
350
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
352
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
360
Tire Changing
360
Secondary Latch System
370
Compact Spare Tire
372
Jump Starting
373
Towing
377
Towing the Vehicle
377
Recreational Vehicle Towing
377
Appearance Care
380
Exterior Care
380
Interior Care
384
Floor Mats
387
Service and Maintenance
389
General Information
389
Scheduled Maintenance
390
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
394
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Maintenance Replacement Parts
396
Maintenance Records
397
Technical Data
401
Vehicle Identification
401
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
401
Service Parts Identification Label
401
Vehicle Data
402
Capacities and Specifications
402
Engine Drive Belt Routing
403
Customer Information
405
Customer Information
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
407
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
408
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
409
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
410
Online Owner Center
410
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
411
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
411
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
413
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
413
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
414
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
415
Service Publications Ordering Information
417
Reporting Safety Defects
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
419
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
419
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
420
Event Data Recorders
420
OnStar®
421
Navigation System
421
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
421
Radio Frequency Statement
421
Index
423
Index_A
423
Index_B
424
Index_C
424
Index_D
425
Index_E
426
Index_F
426
Index_G
427
Index_H
427
Index_I
428
Index_J
428
Index_K
428
Index_L
428
Index_M
429
Index_N
430
Index_O
430
Index_P
430
Index_R
431
Index_S
431
Index_T
433
Index_U
433
Index_V
434
Index_W
434

FAQ about the 2011 Buick Enclave Manual

What contains the 2011 Enclave manual?

The Buick Enclave owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Enclave. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Enclave 2011 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Buick Enclave, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Enclave owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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