2011 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2011 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.73 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Buick LaCrosse Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Vehicle Personalization
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
30
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
36
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
42
Power Door Locks
43
Delayed Locking
44
Safety Locks
44
Doors
44
Trunk
44
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-Theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
46
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
50
Power Windows
51
Sun Visors
52
Rear Window Sunshade
52
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
58
Seat Adjustment
58
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
61
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
64
Rear Seats
65
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
67
Safety Belts
67
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
71
Lap-Shoulder Belt
76
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
81
Safety Belt Extender
81
Safety System Check
81
Safety Belt Care
82
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
82
Airbag System
83
Where Are the Airbags?
85
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
86
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
88
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
88
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
89
Passenger Sensing System
91
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
95
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
96
Airbag System Check
97
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
97
Child Restraints
98
Older Children
98
Infants and Young Children
100
Child Restraint Systems
103
Where to Put the Restraint
105
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
106
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
115
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
115
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
117
Storage
121
Storage Compartments
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholders
121
Front Storage
121
Center Console Storage
121
Additional Storage Features
122
Convenience Net
122
Instruments and Controls
123
Controls
124
Steering Wheel Adjustment
124
Steering Wheel Controls
124
Heated Steering Wheel
125
Horn
125
Windshield Wiper/Washer
125
Compass
127
Clock (Without Date Display)
127
Clock (With Date Display)
128
Power Outlets
129
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
131
Instrument Cluster
132
Speedometer
133
Odometer
133
Tachometer
133
Fuel Gauge
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
135
Safety Belt Reminders
136
Airbag Readiness Light
136
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
137
Charging System Light
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
139
Brake System Warning Light
141
Electric Parking Brake Light
142
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
143
Traction Off Light
143
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
144
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
144
Tire Pressure Light
145
Engine Oil Pressure Light
145
Low Fuel Warning Light
146
Security Light
146
High-Beam On Light
146
Front Fog Lamp Light
147
Taillamp Indicator Light
147
Cruise Control Light
147
Information Displays
147
Driver Information Center (DIC)
147
Head-Up Display (HUD)
151
Vehicle Messages
155
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
155
Brake System Messages
155
Compass Messages
156
Cruise Control Messages
156
Door Ajar Messages
156
Engine Cooling System Messages
157
Engine Oil Messages
157
Engine Power Messages
158
Fuel System Messages
158
Key and Lock Messages
158
Lamp Messages
159
Object Detection System Messages
159
Ride Control System Messages
159
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
160
Tire Messages
160
Transmission Messages
160
Window Messages
161
Vehicle Personalization
161
Universal Remote System
167
Universal Remote System Programming
167
Universal Remote System Operation
170
Lighting
173
Exterior Lighting
173
Exterior Lamp Controls
173
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
174
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
174
Flash-to-Pass
174
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
175
Automatic Headlamp System
175
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
176
Hazard Warning Flashers
176
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
176
Fog Lamps
177
Interior Lighting
177
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
177
Dome Lamps
177
Reading Lamps
177
Sun Visor Lamps
177
Lighting Features
178
Entry Lighting
178
Exit Lighting
178
Battery Load Management
178
Battery Power Protection
179
Infotainment System
181
Introduction
181
Infotainment
181
Theft-Deterrent Feature
182
Overview (Radio with CD)
183
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
185
Operation
187
Radio
192
AM-FM Radio
192
Satellite Radio
195
Radio Reception
199
Backglass Antenna
199
Satellite Radio Antenna
200
Audio Players
200
CD Player
200
CD/DVD Player
203
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
207
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
211
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
214
Rear Seat Infotainment
216
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
216
Phone
226
Bluetooth (Overview)
226
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
228
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
233
Climate Controls
241
Climate Control Systems
241
Automatic Climate Control System
241
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
244
Air Vents
248
Maintenance
248
Air Intake
248
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
248
Driving and Operating
251
Driving Information
252
Defensive Driving
252
Drunk Driving
252
Control of a Vehicle
253
Braking
253
Steering
254
Off-Road Recovery
256
Loss of Control
256
Driving on Wet Roads
257
Highway Hypnosis
258
Hill and Mountain Roads
258
Winter Driving
259
If the Vehicle is Stuck
261
Vehicle Load Limits
262
Starting and Operating
266
New Vehicle Break-In
266
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
267
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
269
Starting the Engine
270
Engine Heater
273
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
274
Shifting Into Park
275
Shifting Out of Park
276
Parking Over Things That Burn
277
Engine Exhaust
277
Running the Vehicle While Parked
278
Automatic Transmission
278
Manual Mode
280
Drive Systems
281
All-Wheel Drive
281
Brakes
282
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
282
Parking Brake
283
Brake Assist
285
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
285
Ride Control Systems
286
Traction Control System (TCS)
286
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
287
Limited-Slip Differential
288
Selective Ride Control
288
Cruise Control
289
Object Detection Systems
292
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
292
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
294
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
296
Fuel
300
Recommended Fuel
300
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
301
California Fuel Requirements
301
Fuels in Foreign Countries
302
Fuel Additives
302
Filling the Tank
303
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
304
Towing
305
General Towing Information
305
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
306
Trailer Towing
310
Towing Equipment
311
Conversions and Add-Ons
312
Add-On Electrical Equipment
312
Vehicle Care
313
General Information
314
California Proposition 65 Warning
315
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
315
Accessories and Modifications
315
Vehicle Checks
316
Doing Your Own Service Work
316
Hood
317
Engine Compartment Overview
318
Engine Oil
321
Engine Oil Life System
325
Automatic Transmission Fluid
327
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
327
Cooling System
329
Engine Coolant
330
Engine Overheating
333
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
334
Power Steering Fluid
335
Washer Fluid
336
Brakes
336
Brake Fluid
337
Battery
339
Starter Switch Check
339
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
340
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
340
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
341
Wiper Blade Replacement
341
Headlamp Aiming
342
Bulb Replacement
345
Halogen Bulbs
345
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
345
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
346
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
347
License Plate Lamp
348
Replacement Bulbs
349
Electrical System
350
Electrical System Overload
350
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
351
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
351
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
354
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
356
Wheels and Tires
358
Tires
358
Winter Tires
359
Tire Sidewall Labeling
360
Tire Designations
362
Tire Terminology and Definitions
363
Tire Pressure
366
Tire Pressure Monitor System
368
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
369
Tire Inspection
373
Tire Rotation
373
When It Is Time for New Tires
375
Buying New Tires
376
Different Size Tires and Wheels
378
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
378
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
380
Wheel Replacement
380
Tire Chains
381
If a Tire Goes Flat
382
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
384
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
391
Tire Changing
391
Compact Spare Tire
397
Jump Starting
398
Towing
401
Towing the Vehicle
401
Recreational Vehicle Towing
401
Appearance Care
404
Exterior Care
404
Interior Care
409
Floor Mats
412
Service and Maintenance
413
General Information
413
Scheduled Maintenance
414
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
419
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
419
Maintenance Replacement Parts
421
Maintenance Records
422
Technical Data
425
Vehicle Identification
425
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
425
Service Parts Identification Label
425
Vehicle Data
426
Capacities and Specifications
426
Engine Drive Belt Routing
428
Customer Information
429
Customer Information
429
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
429
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
431
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
433
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
434
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
434
Online Owner Center
435
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
436
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
436
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
438
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
439
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
439
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
441
Service Publications Ordering Information
443
Reporting Safety Defects
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
445
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
445
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
446
Event Data Recorders
446
OnStar®
447
Navigation System
447
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
447
Radio Frequency Statement
448
Index
449
Index_A
449
Index_B
450
Index_C
450
Index_D
452
Index_E
452
Index_F
453
Index_G
454
Index_H
454
Index_I
455
Index_J
455
Index_K
455
Index_L
455
Index_M
456
Index_N
457
Index_O
457
Index_P
457
Index_R
458
Index_S
459
Index_T
461
Index_U
462
Index_V
462
Index_W
462

FAQ about the 2011 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2011 Lacrosse manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2011 Buick Lacrosse Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Lacrosse year 2011 free?

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The Buick Lacrosse (2011) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2011 is available in English.

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