2011 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2011 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
6.45 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
5
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Starting the Engine
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
11
Remote Vehicle Start
12
Door Locks
12
Liftgate
13
Trunk Release
13
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
17
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls (Audio)
24
Cruise Control
25
Navigation System
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
26
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
26
Storage Compartments
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Sunroof
28
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
StabiliTrak® System
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
29
Engine Oil Life System
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
31
Keys, Doors and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
38
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
39
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
41
Remote Vehicle Start
46
Door Locks (Sedan)
48
Door Locks (Coupe)
49
Central Door Unlocking System
51
Power Door Locks
51
Delayed Locking
51
Automatic Door Locks
51
Lockout Protection
52
Safety Locks (Sedan and Wagon)
52
Doors
53
Trunk (Sedan, Coupe)
53
Liftgate (Wagon)
55
Vehicle Security
59
Anti-Theft Alarm System
59
Immobilizer
60
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
60
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
61
Exterior Mirrors
62
Convex Mirrors
62
Power Mirrors
62
Folding Mirrors
63
Heated Mirrors
63
Interior Mirrors
63
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
63
Windows
64
Power Windows
64
Sun Visors
66
Roof
67
Sunroof (Sedan and Wagon)
67
Sunroof (Coupe)
68
Seats and Restraints
71
Head Restraints
72
Active Head Restraints
73
Front Seats
73
Seat Adjustment
73
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe Models Only)
74
Power Seat Adjustment
75
Lumbar Adjustment
77
Thigh Support Adjustment
78
Reclining Seatbacks
78
Heated Front Seats
80
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
82
Rear Seats
83
Safety Belts
84
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
88
Lap-Shoulder Belt
94
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
98
Safety Belt Extender
98
Safety System Check
98
Safety Belt Care
99
Where Are the Airbags?
102
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
103
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
105
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
105
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
105
Passenger Sensing System
107
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
111
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
112
Airbag System Check
113
Older Children
114
Infants and Young Children
117
Child Restraint Systems
119
Where to Put the Restraint
121
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
123
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
129
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
129
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
131
Storage
135
Storage Compartments
135
Instrument Panel Storage
135
Glove Box
135
Cupholders
135
Center Console Storage
136
Additional Storage Features
136
Cargo Cover (Wagon)
136
Cargo Management System (Wagon Only)
137
Cargo Net (Wagon)
138
Convenience Net (Sedan and Coupe)
140
Roof Rack System
140
Roof Rack System (Wagon)
140
Instruments and Controls
143
Controls
144
Steering Wheel Adjustment
144
Steering Wheel Controls (Audio)
145
Heated Steering Wheel
146
Horn
146
Windshield Wiper/Washer
146
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
148
Headlamp Washer
148
Compass
149
Clock
150
Power Outlets
151
Cigarette Lighter
151
Ashtrays
152
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
152
Instrument Cluster
153
Speedometer
155
Odometer
155
Trip Odometer
155
Tachometer
155
Fuel Gauge
155
Boost Gauge
156
Engine Speed Limiter
156
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
158
Safety Belt Reminders
158
Airbag Readiness Light
159
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
160
Charging System Light
161
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
161
Brake System Warning Light
164
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
165
Up-Shift Light
165
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
166
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
166
Tire Pressure Light
166
Engine Oil Pressure Light
167
Security Light
168
High-Beam On Light
168
Front Fog Lamp Light
168
Lamps On Reminder
168
Cruise Control Light
169
Information Displays
169
Driver Information Center (DIC)
169
Vehicle Messages
173
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
173
Brake System Messages
174
Compass Messages
176
Cruise Control Messages
176
Door Ajar Messages
176
Engine Cooling System Messages
177
Engine Oil Messages
177
Engine Power Messages
178
Fuel System Messages
178
Key and Lock Messages
179
Lamp Messages
181
Object Detection System Messages
182
Ride Control System Messages
182
Airbag System Messages
185
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
185
Service Vehicle Messages
185
Tire Messages
186
Transmission Messages
187
Vehicle Speed Messages
187
Washer Fluid Messages
188
Vehicle Personalization
188
Universal Remote System
196
Universal Remote System Programming
196
Universal Remote System Operation
199
Lighting
201
Exterior Lighting
201
Exterior Lamp Controls
201
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
202
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
202
Flash-to-Pass
202
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
203
Automatic Headlamp System
203
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
204
Hazard Warning Flashers
204
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
204
Fog Lamps
205
Interior Lighting
205
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
205
Reading Lamps
205
Lighting Features
206
Entry Lighting
206
Exit Lighting
206
Parade Dimming
206
Battery Load Management
206
Battery Power Protection
208
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
208
Infotainment System
209
Introduction
209
Infotainment
209
Theft-Deterrent Feature
210
Operation
210
Radio
217
AM-FM Radio
217
Satellite Radio
220
Radio Reception
224
Backglass Antenna
225
Multi-Band Antenna
225
Audio Players
226
CD Player
226
CD/DVD Player
229
MP3
233
Hard Drive Device (HDD)
237
Auxiliary Devices
243
Phone
245
Bluetooth
245
Climate Controls
255
Climate Control Systems
255
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
255
Air Vents
260
Maintenance
261
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
261
Driving and Operating
263
Driving Information
264
Defensive Driving
264
Drunk Driving
264
Control of a Vehicle
265
Braking
265
Steering
266
Off-Road Recovery
268
Loss of Control
268
Competitive Driving
269
Driving on Wet Roads
269
Highway Hypnosis
270
Hill and Mountain Roads
270
Winter Driving
271
If the Vehicle is Stuck
273
Vehicle Load Limits
273
Starting and Operating
278
New Vehicle Break-In
278
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
279
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
280
Starting the Engine
281
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
284
Engine Coolant Heater
284
Shifting Into Park
285
Shifting Out of Park
286
Parking (Manual Transmission)
286
Parking Over Things That Burn
287
Engine Exhaust
287
Running the Vehicle While Parked
288
Automatic Transmission
288
Manual Mode
291
Manual Transmission
293
Drive Systems
295
All-Wheel Drive
295
Brakes
295
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
295
Parking Brake (Manual)
296
Parking Brake (Electric)
297
Brake Assist (Except CTS-V)
299
Ride Control Systems
300
Traction Control System (TCS)
300
StabiliTrak® System
301
Competitive Driving Mode
301
Magnetic Ride Control
302
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
302
Cruise Control
303
Object Detection Systems
305
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
305
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
306
Fuel
309
Recommended Fuel
310
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
310
California Fuel Requirements
310
Fuels in Foreign Countries
311
Fuel Additives
311
Filling the Tank
312
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
314
Towing
314
General Towing Information
314
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
315
Trailer Towing (Except CTS-V)
319
Trailer Towing (CTS-V)
320
Towing Equipment
320
Conversions and Add-Ons
321
Add-On Electrical Equipment
321
Vehicle Care
323
General Information
325
California Proposition 65 Warning
325
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
325
Accessories and Modifications
325
Vehicle Checks
326
Doing Your Own Service Work
326
Hood
327
Engine Compartment Overview
328
Engine Cover
332
Engine Oil
332
Engine Oil Life System
336
Automatic Transmission Fluid
336
Manual Transmission Fluid
337
Hydraulic Clutch
337
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
338
Cooling System
340
Engine Coolant
341
Engine Overheating
346
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
347
Power Steering Fluid
347
Washer Fluid
348
Brakes
349
Brake Fluid
350
Battery
352
All-Wheel Drive
353
Starter Switch Check
353
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
354
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
355
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
355
Wiper Blade Replacement
356
Headlamp Aiming
357
Bulb Replacement
359
Halogen Bulbs
359
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
359
Fog Lamps
360
License Plate Lamp (Coupe and Sedan)
360
License Plate Lamp (Wagon)
361
Replacement Bulbs
361
Electrical System
362
Electrical System Overload
362
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
363
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
363
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS V Coupe and Sedan)
367
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
370
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS V Wagon)
374
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
377
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Coupe and Sedan)
379
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
381
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Wagon)
383
Wheels and Tires
386
Tires
386
Winter Tires
387
Low-Profile Tires
387
Tire Sidewall Labeling
388
Tire Designations
390
Tire Terminology and Definitions
391
Tire Pressure
394
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
395
Tire Pressure Monitor System
396
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
397
Tire Inspection
400
Tire Rotation
401
When It Is Time for New Tires
402
Buying New Tires
403
Different Size Tires and Wheels
405
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
405
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
407
Wheel Replacement
407
Tire Chains
408
If a Tire Goes Flat
409
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
411
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Wagon)
418
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Coupe)
419
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Sedan)
419
Tire Changing
420
Compact Spare Tire
428
Jump Starting
428
Towing
433
Towing the Vehicle
433
Recreational Vehicle Towing
433
Appearance Care
435
Exterior Care
435
Interior Care
439
Floor Mats
442
Service and Maintenance
443
General Information
443
Scheduled Maintenance
444
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
449
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
449
Maintenance Replacement Parts
451
Maintenance Records
453
Technical Data
457
Vehicle Identification
457
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
457
Service Parts Identification Label
457
Vehicle Data
458
Capacities and Specifications
458
Engine Drive Belt Routing
460
Customer Information
461
Customer Information
461
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
461
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
463
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
464
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
465
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
466
Online Owner Center
466
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
467
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
467
Roadside Service (Mexico)
469
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
470
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
470
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
471
Service Publications Ordering Information
474
Reporting Safety Defects
475
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
475
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
475
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
476
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
476
Event Data Recorders
476
OnStar®
477
Navigation System
478
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
478
Radio Frequency Statement
478
Index
479
Index_A
479
Index_B
480
Index_C
480
Index_D
481
Index_E
482
Index_F
483
Index_G
483
Index_H
484
Index_I
484
Index_J
485
Index_K
485
Index_L
485
Index_M
486
Index_N
486
Index_O
487
Index_P
487
Index_R
488
Index_S
489
Index_T
490
Index_U
491
Index_V
491
Index_W
491

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