2011 Buick Lucerne Owner's Manual

2011 Buick Lucerne owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lucerne
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.63 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Buick Lucerne Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Preface
3
Canadian Owners
3
Index
3
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle 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
Trunk Release
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Heated Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary Input or USB Port)
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Bluetooth®
24
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Cruise Control
25
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
26
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
26
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
30
OnStar®
30
Seats and Restraint System
33
Head Restraints
34
Front Seats
35
Power Seats
35
Power Lumbar
36
Heated Seats
36
Heated and Ventilated Seats
38
Memory Seat and Mirrors
39
Reclining Seatbacks
41
Center Seat
43
Rear Seats
44
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
44
Safety Belts
44
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
44
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
49
Lap-Shoulder Belt
58
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
63
Lap Belt
64
Safety Belt Extender
65
Child Restraints
65
Older Children
65
Infants and Young Children
68
Child Restraint Systems
71
Where to Put the Restraint
73
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
74
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
81
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
83
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
84
Airbag System
87
Where Are the Airbags?
89
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
94
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
94
Passenger Sensing System
96
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
100
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Restraint System Check
102
Checking the Restraint Systems
102
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
103
Features and Controls
105
Keys
107
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
108
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
108
Remote Vehicle Start
111
Doors and Locks
113
Door Locks
113
Power Door Locks
113
Delayed Locking
114
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
114
Rear Door Security Locks
115
Lockout Protection
115
Trunk
116
Windows
118
Power Windows
119
Sun Visors
120
Theft-Deterrent Systems
120
Content Theft-Deterrent
120
Electronic Immobilizer
121
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
121
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
123
New Vehicle Break-In
123
Ignition Positions
123
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
125
Starting the Engine
125
Engine Coolant Heater
127
Automatic Transmission Operation
128
Parking Brake
130
Shifting Into Park
131
Shifting Out of Park
132
Parking Over Things That Burn
133
Engine Exhaust
134
Running the Vehicle While Parked
134
Mirrors
135
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
135
Compass
136
Outside Power Mirrors
137
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
137
Park Tilt Mirrors
138
Outside Convex Mirror
138
Outside Heated Mirrors
138
Object Detection Systems
139
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
139
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
140
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
144
Universal Home Remote System
146
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
146
Storage Areas
153
Glove Box
153
Cupholders
153
Front Storage Area
153
Center Console Storage
153
Center Flex Storage Unit
153
Floor Mats
154
Rear Seat Armrest
155
Convenience Net
155
Sunroof
155
Instrument Panel
157
Instrument Panel Overview
159
Hazard Warning Flashers
159
Horn
159
Tilt Wheel
159
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
160
Heated Steering Wheel
160
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
160
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
161
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
161
Flash-to-Pass
161
Windshield Wipers
162
Windshield Washer
163
Cruise Control
163
Exterior Lamps
166
Wiper Activated Headlamps
167
Headlamps on Reminder
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Fog Lamps
168
Cornering Lamps
168
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
168
Instrument Panel Brightness
168
Courtesy Lamps
169
Entry Lighting
169
Delayed Entry Lighting
169
Theater Dimming
169
Delayed Exit Lighting
169
Perimeter Lighting
169
Front Reading Lamps
169
Electric Power Management
170
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
170
Battery Run-Down Protection
171
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
171
Ashtray(s)
172
Climate Controls
172
Climate Control System
172
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
176
Outlet Adjustment
181
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
181
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
183
Instrument Panel Cluster
184
Speedometer and Odometer
185
Trip Odometer
185
Tachometer
185
Safety Belt Reminders
185
Airbag Readiness Light
186
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
187
Charging System Light
188
Brake System Warning Light
188
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
189
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
190
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
190
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
191
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
192
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
192
Tire Pressure Light
193
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
193
Oil Pressure Light
196
Security Light
196
Front Fog Lamp Light
196
Cruise Control Light
197
Highbeam On Light
197
Fuel Gauge
197
Driver Information Center (DIC)
198
DIC Operation and Displays
198
DIC Compass
203
DIC Warnings and Messages
205
DIC Vehicle Customization
214
Audio System(s)
223
Setting the Clock
224
Radio(s)
225
Using an MP3
234
XM Radio Messages
240
Navigation/Radio System
241
Bluetooth®
242
Theft-Deterrent Feature
250
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
250
Radio Reception
253
Backglass Antenna
253
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
254
Driving Your Vehicle
255
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
256
Defensive Driving
256
Drunk Driving
256
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
257
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
258
Braking in Emergencies
259
StabiliTrak® System
259
Traction Control System (TCS)
260
Magnetic Ride Control
261
Steering
262
Off-Road Recovery
263
Passing
264
Loss of Control
264
Driving at Night
265
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
266
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
267
Highway Hypnosis
267
Hill and Mountain Roads
268
Winter Driving
269
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
271
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
271
Loading the Vehicle
272
Towing
277
Towing Your Vehicle
277
Recreational Vehicle Towing
277
Towing a Trailer
279
Service and Appearance Care
287
Service
289
Accessories and Modifications
289
California Proposition 65 Warning
290
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
290
Doing Your Own Service Work
290
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
291
Fuel
291
Gasoline Octane
292
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
292
California Fuel
292
Additives
293
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
293
Fuels in Foreign Countries
295
Filling the Tank
295
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
297
Checking Things Under the Hood
298
Hood Release
299
Engine Compartment Overview
300
Engine Oil
304
Engine Oil Life System
308
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
309
Automatic Transmission Fluid
310
Cooling System
313
Engine Coolant (4.6L Engine)
314
Engine Coolant (3.9L Engine)
317
Engine Overheating
321
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
323
Power Steering Fluid
323
Windshield Washer Fluid
324
Brakes
325
Battery
328
Jump Starting
330
Headlamp Aiming
335
Bulb Replacement
338
Halogen Bulbs
338
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
338
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
340
License Plate Lamp
341
Replacement Bulbs
341
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
341
Tires
343
Tire Sidewall Labeling
344
Tire Terminology and Definitions
347
Inflation - Tire Pressure
350
Tire Pressure Monitor System
351
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
352
Tire Inspection and Rotation
356
When It Is Time for New Tires
357
Buying New Tires
358
Different Size Tires and Wheels
360
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
361
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
362
Wheel Replacement
362
Tire Chains
364
If a Tire Goes Flat
364
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
366
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
373
Changing a Flat Tire
374
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
375
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
376
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
382
Compact Spare Tire
383
Appearance Care
384
Interior Cleaning
384
Fabric/Carpet
385
Leather
386
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
387
Care of Safety Belts
387
Weatherstrips
387
Washing Your Vehicle
388
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
388
Finish Care
388
Windshield and Wiper Blades
389
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
390
Tires
391
Sheet Metal Damage
391
Finish Damage
391
Underbody Maintenance
391
Chemical Paint Spotting
392
Vehicle Identification
392
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
392
Service Parts Identification Label
393
Electrical System
393
Add-On Electrical Equipment
393
Power Windows and Other Power Options
393
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
394
Underhood Fuse Block
394
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
396
Capacities and Specifications
402
Maintenance Schedule
405
Introduction
406
Scheduled Maintenance
407
Owner Checks and Services
410
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
412
Maintenance Replacement Parts
414
Engine Drive Belt Routing
415
Maintenance Record
416
Customer Assistance Information
419
Customer Assistance and Information
420
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
420
Online Owner Center
422
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
423
Customer Assistance Offices
423
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
424
Roadside Assistance Program
425
Scheduling Service Appointments
427
Courtesy Transportation Program
427
Collision Damage Repair
429
Reporting Safety Defects
431
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
431
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
432
Service Publications Ordering Information
432
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
434
Event Data Recorders
434
OnStar®
435
Navigation System
436
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
436
Radio Frequency Statement
436
Index
437
Index_A
437
Index_B
438
Index_C
438
Index_D
440
Index_E
441
Index_F
441
Index_G
442
Index_H
442
Index_I
443
Index_J
443
Index_K
443
Index_L
443
Index_M
444
Index_N
445
Index_O
445
Index_P
445
Index_R
446
Index_S
447
Index_T
448
Index_U
450
Index_V
450
Index_W
450
Index_X
450

FAQ about the 2011 Buick Lucerne Manual

What contains the 2011 Lucerne manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Buick Lucerne, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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