2011 Cadillac Srx Owner's Manual

2011 Cadillac Srx owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Srx
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
6.48 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Cadillac SRX Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
22
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
26
Navigation System
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
27
Vehicle Personalization
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
28
Storage Compartments
28
Power Outlets
29
Universal Remote System
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
StabiliTrak® System
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
31
Engine Oil Life System
31
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
32
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
32
Roadside Service
32
OnStar®
33
Keys, Doors and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
38
Remote Vehicle Start
44
Door Locks
46
Power Door Locks
46
Liftgate
48
Vehicle Security
52
Anti-Theft Alarm System
52
Immobilizer
53
Immobilizer Operation
53
Exterior Mirrors
54
Convex Mirrors
54
Power Mirrors
55
Folding Mirrors
55
Heated Mirrors
56
Automatic Dimming Mirror
56
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
56
Interior Mirrors
56
Manual Rearview Mirror
56
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
57
Windows
57
Power Windows
58
Sun Visors
60
Roof
61
Sunroof
61
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Front Seats
66
Seat Adjustment
66
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
69
Thigh Support Adjustment
69
Reclining Seatbacks
70
Heated Front Seats
72
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
73
Rear Seats
74
Heated Rear Seats
76
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
76
Safety Belts
77
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
81
Lap-Shoulder Belt
86
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
90
Safety Belt Extender
91
Safety System Check
91
Safety Belt Care
91
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
92
Airbag System
92
Where Are the Airbags?
95
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
96
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
98
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
98
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
99
Passenger Sensing System
101
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
105
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
106
Airbag System Check
107
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
107
Child Restraints
108
Older Children
108
Infants and Young Children
110
Child Restraint Systems
113
Where to Put the Restraint
115
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
117
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
125
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
125
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
128
Storage
133
Storage Compartments
133
Glove Box
133
Cupholders
133
Front Storage
134
Armrest Storage
134
Center Console Storage
134
Additional Storage Features
135
Cargo Cover
135
Cargo Tie-Downs
136
Cargo Management System
136
Cargo Net
141
Convenience Net
142
Roof Rack System
143
Instruments and Controls
145
Controls
146
Steering Wheel Adjustment
146
Steering Wheel Controls
146
Horn
147
Windshield Wiper/Washer
147
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
149
Headlamp Washer
150
Compass
151
Clock (Analog Clock)
151
Clock (Digital Clock)
151
Power Outlets
152
Cigarette Lighter
153
Ashtrays
154
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
154
Instrument Cluster
155
Speedometer
156
Odometer
156
Tachometer
156
Fuel Gauge
156
Fuel Economy Gauge (3.0L Only)
157
Turbo Gauge (2.8L Only)
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
159
Safety Belt Reminders
159
Airbag Readiness Light
161
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
161
Charging System Light
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
163
Brake System Warning Light
166
Electric Parking Brake Light
166
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
167
Traction Off Light
168
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
168
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Engine Oil Pressure Light
170
Fuel Economy Light
171
Low Fuel Warning Light
171
Security Light
171
High-Beam On Light
172
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
172
Front Fog Lamp Light
172
Lamps On Reminder
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Information Displays
173
Driver Information Center (DIC)
173
Vehicle Messages
178
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
178
Brake System Messages
178
Compass Messages
179
Cruise Control Messages
179
Door Ajar Messages
179
Engine Cooling System Messages
180
Engine Oil Messages
181
Engine Power Messages
181
Fuel System Messages
182
Key and Lock Messages
182
Lamp Messages
182
Object Detection System Messages
183
Ride Control System Messages
183
Airbag System Messages
184
Safety Belt Messages
184
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
184
Service Vehicle Messages
184
Starting the Vehicle Messages
184
Tire Messages
185
Transmission Messages
185
Vehicle Reminder Messages
186
Washer Fluid Messages
186
Vehicle Personalization
186
Universal Remote System
192
Universal Remote System Programming
192
Universal Remote System Operation
195
Lighting
197
Exterior Lighting
197
Exterior Lamp Controls
197
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
198
Flash-to-Pass
198
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
199
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
199
Twilight Sentinel
200
Hazard Warning Flashers
201
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
202
Front Fog Lamps
202
Interior Lighting
203
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
203
Cargo Lamp
203
Courtesy Lamps
203
Dome Lamps
203
Reading Lamps
203
Lighting Features
204
Entry Lighting
204
Exit Lighting
204
Battery Load Management
204
Infotainment System
207
Introduction
207
Infotainment
207
Theft-Deterrent Feature
208
Overview (Radio with CD)
209
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
211
Operation
213
Radio
217
AM-FM Radio
217
Satellite Radio
220
Radio Reception
224
Multi-Band Antenna
225
Audio Players
225
CD Player (Radio with CD)
225
CD/DVD Player
228
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
231
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
235
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
241
Rear Seat Infotainment
243
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
243
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
254
Phone
256
Bluetooth (Overview)
256
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
258
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
262
Climate Controls
269
Climate Control Systems
269
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
269
Rear Climate Control System
273
Air Vents
274
Maintenance
274
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
274
Driving and Operating
277
Driving Information
278
Defensive Driving
278
Drunk Driving
278
Control of a Vehicle
279
Braking
280
Steering
281
Off-Road Recovery
282
Loss of Control
282
Driving on Wet Roads
283
Highway Hypnosis
284
Hill and Mountain Roads
284
Winter Driving
285
If the Vehicle is Stuck
287
Vehicle Load Limits
288
Starting and Operating
293
New Vehicle Break-In
293
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
294
Ignition Positions
294
Starting the Gasoline Engine
296
Engine Heater
298
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
298
Shifting Into Park
299
Shifting Out of Park
300
Parking Over Things That Burn
300
Engine Exhaust
300
Running the Vehicle While Parked
301
Automatic Transmission
302
Manual Mode
304
Fuel Economy Mode
305
Drive Systems
306
All-Wheel Drive
306
Brakes
306
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
306
Parking Brake
307
Brake Assist
309
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
310
Ride Control Systems
310
Traction Control System (TCS)
310
StabiliTrak® System
312
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
313
Selective Ride Control
313
Cruise Control
314
Object Detection Systems
316
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
316
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
319
Fuel
323
Recommended Fuel
324
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
324
California Fuel Requirements
325
Fuels in Foreign Countries
325
Fuel Additives
325
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
326
Filling the Tank
328
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
329
Towing
330
General Towing Information
330
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
330
Trailer Towing
334
Towing Equipment
337
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
338
Conversions and Add-Ons
338
Add-On Electrical Equipment
338
Vehicle Care
339
General Information
340
California Proposition 65 Warning
341
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
341
Accessories and Modifications
341
Vehicle Checks
342
Doing Your Own Service Work
342
Hood
343
Engine Compartment Overview
344
Engine Cover
348
Engine Oil
348
Engine Oil Life System
352
Automatic Transmission Fluid
354
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
354
Cooling System
357
Engine Coolant
358
Engine Overheating
362
Power Steering Fluid
364
Washer Fluid
364
Brakes
365
Brake Fluid
366
Battery
368
All-Wheel Drive
368
Starter Switch Check
369
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
369
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
370
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
370
Wiper Blade Replacement
371
Headlamp Aiming
372
Bulb Replacement
376
Halogen Bulbs
376
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
376
Headlamps
376
Fog Lamps
381
Turn Signal Lamps
381
Back-Up Lamps
383
License Plate Lamp
384
Replacement Bulbs
385
Electrical System
385
Electrical System Overload
385
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
386
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
386
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
389
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
391
Wheels and Tires
394
Tires
394
Tire Sidewall Labeling
395
Tire Designations
397
Tire Terminology and Definitions
398
Tire Pressure
401
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
403
Tire Pressure Monitor System
403
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
405
Tire Inspection
409
Tire Rotation
409
When It Is Time for New Tires
410
Buying New Tires
411
Different Size Tires and Wheels
413
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
414
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
416
Wheel Replacement
416
Tire Chains
417
If a Tire Goes Flat
417
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
419
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
427
Tire Changing
427
Compact Spare Tire
434
Jump Starting
434
Towing
439
Towing the Vehicle
439
Recreational Vehicle Towing
439
Appearance Care
443
Exterior Care
443
Interior Care
447
Floor Mats
450
Service and Maintenance
453
General Information
453
Scheduled Maintenance
454
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
459
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
459
Maintenance Replacement Parts
461
Maintenance Records
462
Technical Data
465
Vehicle Identification
465
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
465
Service Parts Identification Label
465
Vehicle Data
466
Capacities and Specifications
466
Engine Drive Belt Routing
468
Customer Information
469
Customer Information
469
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
469
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
471
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
473
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
474
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
474
Online Owner Center
475
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
476
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
476
Roadside Service (Mexico)
479
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
479
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
479
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
481
Service Publications Ordering Information
484
Reporting Safety Defects
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
485
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
486
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
486
Event Data Recorders
486
OnStar®
487
Navigation System
487
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
488
Radio Frequency Statement
488
Index
489
Index_A
489
Index_B
490
Index_C
490
Index_D
492
Index_E
492
Index_F
493
Index_G
494
Index_H
494
Index_I
495
Index_J
495
Index_K
495
Index_L
495
Index_M
496
Index_N
497
Index_O
497
Index_P
497
Index_R
498
Index_S
499
Index_T
500
Index_U
501
Index_V
501
Index_W
502

FAQ about the 2011 Cadillac Srx Manual

What contains the 2011 Srx manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Srx
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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