2011 Cadillac Dts Owner's Manual

2011 Cadillac Dts owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Dts
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.62 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Cadillac DTS 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 and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
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
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Bluetooth®
24
Navigation System
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Cruise Control
26
Power Outlets
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control System (TCS)
27
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
30
Seats and Restraint System
33
Head Restraints
34
Front Seats
35
Power Seats
35
Power Lumbar
36
Massaging Lumbar
36
Heated and Ventilated Seats
37
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
38
Power Reclining Seatbacks
40
Center Seat
41
Rear Seats
42
Heated Seats
42
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
42
Safety Belts
43
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
43
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
47
Lap-Shoulder Belt
56
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
61
Lap Belt
61
Safety Belt Extender
63
Child Restraints
63
Older Children
63
Infants and Young Children
66
Child Restraint Systems
69
Where to Put the Restraint
71
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
79
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
81
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
82
Airbag System
85
Where Are the Airbags?
87
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
90
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
91
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
91
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
92
Passenger Sensing System
93
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
98
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
99
Restraint System Check
100
Checking the Restraint Systems
100
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
101
Features and Controls
103
Keys
105
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
106
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
106
Remote Vehicle Start
108
Doors and Locks
110
Door Locks
110
Central Door Unlocking System
111
Power Door Locks
111
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
111
Rear Door Security Locks
112
Lockout Protection
112
Trunk
113
Windows
115
Power Windows
116
Sun Visors
118
Theft-Deterrent Systems
119
Valet Lockout Switch
119
Content Theft-Deterrent
120
Electronic Immobilizer
122
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
122
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
123
New Vehicle Break-In
123
Ignition Positions
124
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
125
Starting the Engine
125
Engine Coolant Heater
127
Automatic Transmission Operation
128
Performance Shifting
130
Parking Brake
130
Shifting Into Park
131
Shifting Out of Park
133
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 Foldaway Mirrors
137
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
138
Park Tilt Mirrors
138
Outside Convex Mirror
138
Outside Heated Mirrors
138
Object Detection Systems
139
Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist (UFRPA)
139
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
142
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
145
Universal Home Remote System
147
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
147
Storage Areas
154
Glove Box
154
Cupholders
154
Front Storage Area
154
Center Console Storage
154
Center Flex Storage Unit
154
Floor Mats
155
Rear Seat Armrest
156
Convenience Net
156
Sunroof
156
Instrument Panel
159
Instrument Panel Overview
161
Hazard Warning Flashers
161
Horn
161
Tilt Wheel
161
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
162
Heated Steering Wheel
162
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
163
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
163
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
164
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
164
Flash-to-Pass
168
Windshield Wipers
168
Windshield Washer
169
Cruise Control
169
Adaptive Cruise Control
172
Exterior Lamps
181
Wiper Activated Headlamps
184
Headlamps on Reminder
185
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
185
Fog Lamps
186
Cornering Lamps
186
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
186
Instrument Panel Brightness
187
Courtesy Lamps
187
Entry Lighting
187
Parade Dimming
187
Reading Lamps
187
Footwell Lamps
188
Battery Load Management
188
Electric Power Management
188
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
189
Battery Run-Down Protection
189
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
189
Analog Clock
190
Climate Controls
191
Dual Climate Control System
191
Outlet Adjustment
196
Rear Climate Control System
197
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
198
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
200
Instrument Panel Cluster
201
Speedometer and Odometer
202
Tachometer
202
Safety Belt Reminders
203
Airbag Readiness Light
204
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
204
Charging System Light
205
Brake System Warning Light
206
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
207
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
207
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
208
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
208
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
209
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
209
Tire Pressure Light
210
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
210
Oil Pressure Light
213
Security Light
213
Front Fog Lamp Light
213
Lights On Reminder
214
Cruise Control Light
214
Highbeam On Light
214
Fuel Gauge
214
Driver Information Center (DIC)
215
DIC Operation and Displays
216
DIC Warnings and Messages
220
DIC Vehicle Customization
232
Audio System(s)
241
Setting the Clock
241
Radio(s)
245
Using an MP3
255
XM Radio Messages
259
Navigation/Radio System
260
Bluetooth®
261
Theft-Deterrent Feature
268
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
268
Radio Reception
269
Backglass Antenna
270
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
270
Defensive Driving
272
Drunk Driving
272
Control of a Vehicle
273
Braking
273
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
274
Braking in Emergencies
275
StabiliTrak® System
275
Traction Control System (TCS)
276
Magnetic Ride Control
277
Steering
278
Off-Road Recovery
279
Passing
280
Loss of Control
280
Driving at Night
281
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
282
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
283
Highway Hypnosis
283
Hill and Mountain Roads
284
Winter Driving
285
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
287
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
287
Towing Your Vehicle
294
Recreational Vehicle Towing
294
Towing a Trailer
296
Service and Appearance Care
303
Service
305
Accessories and Modifications
305
California Proposition 65 Warning
306
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
306
Doing Your Own Service Work
306
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
307
Fuel
307
Gasoline Octane
308
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
308
California Fuel
309
Additives
309
Fuels in Foreign Countries
310
Filling the Tank
311
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
313
Checking Things Under the Hood
314
Hood Release
315
Engine Compartment Overview
316
Engine Oil
317
Engine Oil Life System
321
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
321
Automatic Transmission Fluid
323
Cooling System
326
Engine Coolant
327
Engine Overheating
331
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
333
Power Steering Fluid
333
Windshield Washer Fluid
334
Brakes
335
Battery
338
Jump Starting
340
Headlamp Aiming
345
Bulb Replacement
348
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
348
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
348
Tires
350
Tire Sidewall Labeling
351
Tire Terminology and Definitions
356
Inflation - Tire Pressure
359
High-Speed Operation
361
Tire Pressure Monitor System
361
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
363
Tire Inspection and Rotation
366
When It Is Time for New Tires
369
Buying New Tires
370
Different Size Tires and Wheels
372
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
372
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
374
Wheel Replacement
374
Tire Chains
375
If a Tire Goes Flat
376
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
377
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
384
Changing a Flat Tire
384
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
386
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
388
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
393
Spare Tire
395
Appearance Care
396
Interior Cleaning
396
Fabric/Carpet
397
Leather
398
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
399
Wood Panels
399
Speaker Covers
399
Care of Safety Belts
399
Weatherstrips
400
Washing Your Vehicle
400
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
400
Finish Care
400
Windshield and Wiper Blades
401
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
402
Tires
403
Sheet Metal Damage
403
Finish Damage
403
Underbody Maintenance
403
Chemical Paint Spotting
403
Vehicle Identification
404
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
404
Service Parts Identification Label
404
Electrical System
404
Add-On Electrical Equipment
404
Headlamp Wiring
405
Windshield Wiper Fuses
405
Power Windows and Other Power Options
405
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
405
Underhood Fuse Block
405
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
408
Capacities and Specifications
413
Maintenance Schedule
415
Maintenance Schedule
416
Introduction
416
Scheduled Maintenance
417
Owner Checks and Services
421
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
423
Maintenance Replacement Parts
425
Engine Drive Belt Routing
426
Maintenance Record
427
Customer Assistance Information
431
Customer Assistance and Information
432
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
432
Online Owner Center
434
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
435
Customer Assistance Offices
435
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
436
Roadside Service
436
Scheduling Service Appointments
439
Courtesy Transportation Program
439
Collision Damage Repair
440
Reporting Safety Defects
443
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
443
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
443
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
444
Service Publications Ordering Information
444
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
445
Event Data Recorders
446
OnStar®
446
Navigation System
447
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
447
Radio Frequency Statement
447
Index
449
Index_A
449
Index_B
450
Index_C
450
Index_D
452
Index_E
453
Index_F
454
Index_G
454
Index_H
455
Index_I
455
Index_J
455
Index_K
455
Index_L
456
Index_M
457
Index_N
457
Index_O
457
Index_P
458
Index_R
459
Index_S
460
Index_T
461
Index_U
463
Index_V
463
Index_W
464
Index_X
464

FAQ about the 2011 Cadillac Dts Manual

What contains the 2011 Dts manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Dts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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

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