2011 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2011 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.58 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Buick Regal BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
5
Instrument Panel
6
Initial Drive Information
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
8
Door Locks
9
Trunk Release
9
Windows
9
Seat Adjustment
9
Heated Seats
11
Head Restraint Adjustment
11
Safety Belts
11
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
12
Mirror Adjustment
12
Steering Wheel Adjustment
13
Interior Lighting
13
Exterior Lighting
14
Windshield Wiper/Washer
14
Climate Controls
15
Transmission
16
Vehicle Features
16
Radio(s)
16
Satellite Radio
17
Portable Audio Devices
17
Bluetooth®
18
Steering Wheel Controls
18
Cruise Control
19
Navigation System
19
Driver Information Center (DIC)
19
Vehicle Personalization
20
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
20
Power Outlets
20
Sunroof
20
Performance and Maintenance
21
Traction Control System (TCS)
21
StabiliTrak® System
22
Tire Pressure Monitor
22
Engine Oil Life System
22
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
23
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
23
Roadside Assistance Program
23
OnStar®
24
Keys, Doors and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
28
Keys
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Door Locks
30
Power Door Locks
31
Safety Locks
32
Doors
33
Trunk
33
Vehicle Security
35
Anti-theft Alarm System
35
Immobilizer
35
Immobilizer Operation
35
Exterior Mirrors
36
Convex Mirrors
36
Power Mirrors
37
Folding Mirrors
37
Heated Mirrors
37
Interior Mirrors
37
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
37
Windows
38
Power Windows
38
Sun Visors
40
Roof
41
Sunroof
41
Seats and Restraints
43
Head Restraints
44
Front Seats
46
Seat Adjustment
46
Power Seat Adjustment
47
Lumbar Adjustment
47
Reclining Seatbacks
48
Heated Front Seats
50
Rear Seats
51
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
52
Safety Belts
53
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
56
Lap-Shoulder Belt
60
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Safety Belt Extender
67
Safety System Check
68
Safety Belt Care
68
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
68
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
72
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
81
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
82
Child Restraints
82
Older Children
82
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
87
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
99
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
99
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
101
Storage
105
Storage Compartments
105
Instrument Panel Storage
105
Glove Box
105
Cupholders
106
Rear Storage
106
Center Console Storage
106
Additional Storage Features
107
Cargo Net
107
Convenience Net
107
Instruments and Controls
109
Controls
110
Steering Wheel Adjustment
110
Steering Wheel Controls
110
Horn
110
Windshield Wiper/Washer
111
Compass
112
Clock
113
Power Outlets
113
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
115
Instrument Cluster
116
Speedometer
117
Odometer
117
Trip Odometer
117
Tachometer
117
Fuel Gauge
117
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
118
Safety Belt Reminders
119
Airbag Readiness Light
119
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
120
Charging System Light
121
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
121
Brake System Warning Light
124
Electric Parking Brake Light
124
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
125
Ultrasonic Parking Sensor Light
125
Traction Off Light
126
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
126
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
126
Tire Pressure Light
127
Engine Oil Pressure Light
128
Low Fuel Warning Light
128
Security Light
129
High-Beam On Light
129
Front Fog Lamp Light
129
Lamps On Reminder
129
Cruise Control Light
130
Door Ajar Light
130
Information Displays
130
Driver Information Center (DIC)
130
Vehicle Messages
133
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
134
Brake System Messages
134
Compass Messages
134
Door Ajar Messages
135
Engine Cooling System Messages
135
Engine Oil Messages
136
Engine Power Messages
136
Fuel System Messages
136
Key and Lock Messages
137
Object Detection System Messages
137
Ride Control System Messages
137
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
137
Tire Messages
138
Transmission Messages
138
Window Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
139
Lighting
145
Exterior Lighting
145
Exterior Lamp Controls
145
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
146
Flash-to-Pass
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
146
Automatic Headlamp System
147
Hazard Warning Flashers
147
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
147
Fog Lamps
148
Interior Lighting
148
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
148
Dome Lamps
149
Reading Lamps
149
Lighting Features
150
Entry Lighting
150
Exit Lighting
150
Battery Power Protection
150
Infotainment System
151
Introduction
151
Infotainment
151
Theft-Deterrent Feature
152
Overview
152
Operation
154
Radio
157
AM-FM Radio
157
Satellite Radio
160
Radio Reception
163
Backglass Antenna
163
Satellite Radio Antenna
164
Audio Players
164
CD Player
164
Auxiliary Devices
167
Phone
170
Bluetooth (Overview)
170
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
171
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
173
Climate Controls
185
Climate Control Systems
185
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
185
Air Vents
188
Maintenance
188
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
188
Driving and Operating
191
Driving Information
192
Defensive Driving
192
Drunk Driving
192
Control of a Vehicle
193
Braking
193
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
196
Loss of Control
196
Driving on Wet Roads
197
Highway Hypnosis
198
Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
199
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
201
Vehicle Load Limits
202
Starting and Operating
206
New Vehicle Break-In
206
Ignition Positions
207
Starting the Engine
208
Engine Heater
210
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
211
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
211
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
212
Parking
213
Parking over Things That Burn
213
Engine Exhaust
214
Running the Vehicle While Parked
214
Automatic Transmission
215
Manual Mode
218
Manual Transmission
219
Brakes
220
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
220
Parking Brake
221
Brake Assist
223
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
224
Ride Control Systems
224
Traction Control System (TCS)
224
StabiliTrak® System
226
Interactive Drive Control System
228
Cruise Control
229
Object Detection Systems
232
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
232
Fuel
234
Recommended Fuel
234
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
235
California Fuel Requirements
235
Fuels in Foreign Countries
235
Fuel Additives
236
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
237
Filling the Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
239
Towing
240
General Towing Information
240
Conversions and Add-Ons
240
Add-On Electrical Equipment
240
Vehicle Care
241
General Information
242
California Proposition 65 Warning
243
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
243
Accessories and Modifications
243
Vehicle Checks
244
Doing Your Own Service Work
244
Hood
245
Engine Compartment Overview
246
Engine Oil
249
Engine Oil Life System
253
Automatic Transmission Fluid
254
Manual Transmission Fluid
254
Hydraulic Clutch
254
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
255
Cooling System
257
Engine Coolant
258
Engine Overheating
261
Power Steering Fluid
263
Washer Fluid
264
Brakes
265
Brake Fluid
266
Battery
267
Starter Switch Check
268
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
268
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
269
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
269
Wiper Blade Replacement
270
Headlamp Aiming
270
Bulb Replacement
271
Halogen Bulbs
271
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
271
Fog Lamps
272
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
273
License Plate Lamp
274
Replacement Bulbs
274
Electrical System
275
Electrical System Overload
275
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
276
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
276
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
280
Wheels and Tires
282
Tires
282
Winter Tires
283
Tire Sidewall Labeling
283
Tire Designations
285
Tire Terminology and Definitions
286
Tire Pressure
289
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
290
Tire Pressure Monitor System
291
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
292
Tire Inspection
295
Tire Rotation
295
When It Is Time for New Tires
296
Buying New Tires
297
Different Size Tires and Wheels
299
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
299
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
301
Wheel Replacement
301
Tire Chains
302
If a Tire Goes Flat
302
Tire Changing
303
Compact Spare Tire
309
Jump Starting
310
Towing
314
Towing the Vehicle
314
Recreational Vehicle Towing
314
Appearance Care
317
Exterior Care
317
Interior Care
320
Floor Mats
323
Service and Maintenance
325
General Information
325
Scheduled Maintenance
326
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
330
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
330
Maintenance Replacement Parts
332
Maintenance Records
333
Technical Data
337
Vehicle Identification
337
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
337
Service Parts Identification Label
337
Vehicle Data
338
Capacities and Specifications
338
Engine Drive Belt Routing
340
Customer Information
341
Customer Information
341
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
341
Customer Assistance Offices
343
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
344
Online Owner Center
344
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
345
Roadside Assistance Program
345
Scheduling Service Appointments
347
Courtesy Transportation Program
348
Collision Damage Repair
349
Service Publications Ordering Information
351
Reporting Safety Defects
352
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
352
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
353
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
353
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
354
Event Data Recorders
354
OnStar®
355
Navigation System
355
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
355
Radio Frequency Statement
355
Index
357
Index_A
357
Index_B
357
Index_C
358
Index_D
359
Index_E
359
Index_F
360
Index_G
361
Index_H
361
Index_I
361
Index_J
362
Index_K
362
Index_L
362
Index_M
363
Index_N
363
Index_O
363
Index_P
364
Index_R
364
Index_S
365
Index_T
367
Index_U
367
Index_V
368
Index_W
368

FAQ about the 2011 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2011 Regal manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Buick Regal, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Regal owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2011 Buick Regal Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Regal year 2011 free?

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The Buick Regal (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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