2011 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2011 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.83 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Cadillac STS 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
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Heated Seats (Front)
14
Heated Seats (Rear)
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belt
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Bluetooth®
24
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Vehicle Personalization
26
Cruise Control
26
Power Outlets
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control System (TCS)
27
StabiliTrak® System
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
29
OnStar®
30
Seats and Restraint System
33
Front Seats
34
Power Seats
34
Power Lumbar
35
Heated Seats
36
Heated and Ventilated Seats
37
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
37
Power Reclining Seatbacks
42
Head Restraints
44
Rear Seats
46
Heated Seats
46
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
46
Safety Belts
46
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
46
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
51
Lap-Shoulder Belt
60
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
66
Child Restraints
66
Older Children
66
Infants and Young Children
70
Child Restraint Systems
73
Where to Put the Restraint
75
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
77
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
83
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
85
Airbag System
89
Where Are the Airbags?
91
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
94
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
95
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
95
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
96
Passenger Sensing System
98
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
103
Restraint System Check
104
Checking the Restraint Systems
104
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
105
Features and Controls
107
Keys
109
Keyless Access System
110
Keyless Access System Operation
111
Remote Vehicle Start
116
Doors and Locks
118
Door Locks
118
Power Door Locks
119
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
120
Rear Door Security Locks
120
Lockout Protection
121
Trunk
121
Windows
124
Power Windows
125
Sun Visors
127
Theft-Deterrent Systems
128
Theft-Deterrent System
128
Valet Lockout Switch
130
Immobilizer
130
Immobilizer Operation
130
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
131
New Vehicle Break-In
131
Ignition Positions
132
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
133
Starting the Engine
133
Engine Coolant Heater
135
Automatic Transmission Operation
136
Parking Brake
139
Shifting Into Park
140
Shifting Out of Park
141
Parking Over Things That Burn
141
Engine Exhaust
142
Running the Vehicle While Parked
142
Mirrors
143
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
143
Compass
144
Outside Power Mirrors
145
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
145
Park Tilt Mirrors
146
Outside Convex Mirror
146
Outside Heated Mirrors
146
Object Detection Systems
147
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
147
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
150
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
153
Universal Home Remote System
155
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
155
Storage Areas
162
Glove Box
162
Cupholders
162
Center Console Storage
162
Floor Mats
162
Convenience Net
163
Sunroof
163
Vehicle Personalization
165
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
181
Instrument Panel
187
Instrument Panel Overview
189
Hazard Warning Flashers
189
Horn
189
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
189
Heated Steering Wheel
190
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
190
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
190
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
191
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
192
Flash-to-Pass
195
Windshield Wipers
196
Windshield Washer
197
Headlamp Washer
197
Cruise Control
198
Adaptive Cruise Control
201
Headlamps
213
Wiper Activated Headlamps
217
Headlamps on Reminder
217
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
218
Fog Lamps
219
Twilight Sentinel®
220
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
221
Instrument Panel Brightness
221
Entry Lighting
222
Parade Dimming
222
Reading Lamps
222
Battery Load Management
222
Electric Power Management
223
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
223
Head-Up Display (HUD)
224
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
228
Climate Controls
229
Dual Climate Control System
229
Outlet Adjustment
234
Rear Climate Control System
235
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
236
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
237
Instrument Panel Cluster
238
Speedometer and Odometer
239
Tachometer
239
Safety Belt Reminders
239
Airbag Readiness Light
240
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
241
Charging System Light
243
Brake System Warning Light
244
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
245
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
246
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
246
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
247
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
247
Tire Pressure Light
248
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
248
Oil Pressure Light
252
Security Light
253
Front Fog Lamp Light
253
Lights On Reminder
253
Cruise Control Light
253
Highbeam On Light
254
Fuel Gauge
254
Driver Information Center (DIC)
255
DIC Operation and Displays
256
DIC Warnings and Messages
262
Other Messages
279
Audio System(s)
280
Setting the Clock
281
Radio(s)
281
Using an MP3
294
XM Radio Messages
298
Navigation/Radio System
299
Bluetooth®
299
Radio Personalization
306
Theft-Deterrent Feature
309
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
310
Radio Reception
311
Backglass Antenna
312
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
312
Driving Your Vehicle
313
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
314
Defensive Driving
314
Drunk Driving
314
Control of a Vehicle
315
Braking
316
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
317
Braking in Emergencies
318
StabiliTrak® System
318
Enhanced StabiliTrak®
319
Traction Control System (TCS)
321
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
323
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
323
Steering
323
Off-Road Recovery
326
Passing
326
Loss of Control
326
Driving at Night
328
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
328
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
330
Highway Hypnosis
330
Hill and Mountain Roads
331
Winter Driving
332
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
334
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
335
Loading the Vehicle
335
Towing
341
Towing Your Vehicle
341
Recreational Vehicle Towing
341
Towing a Trailer
343
Service and Appearance Care
351
Service
354
Accessories and Modifications
354
California Proposition 65 Warning
355
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
355
Doing Your Own Service Work
355
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
356
Fuel
356
Gasoline Octane
356
Gasoline Specifications
357
California Fuel
357
Additives
357
Fuels in Foreign Countries
358
Filling the Tank
359
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
361
Checking Things Under the Hood
362
Hood Release
362
Engine Compartment Overview
363
Engine Oil
366
Engine Oil Life System
370
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
371
Automatic Transmission Fluid
373
Cooling System
374
Engine Coolant
375
Engine Overheating
380
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
382
Power Steering Fluid
383
Windshield Washer Fluid
384
Brakes
385
Battery
388
Jump Starting
388
All-Wheel Drive
393
Rear Axle
394
Front Axle
395
Headlamp Aiming
396
Bulb Replacement
397
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
397
Halogen Bulbs
397
Back-Up Lamps
398
Replacement Bulbs
398
Windshield Replacement
398
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
399
Tires
400
Winter Tires
401
Tire Sidewall Labeling
402
Tire Terminology and Definitions
405
Inflation - Tire Pressure
408
High-Speed Operation
410
Tire Pressure Monitor System
410
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
412
Tire Inspection and Rotation
415
When It Is Time for New Tires
417
Buying New Tires
417
Different Size Tires and Wheels
420
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
421
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
422
Wheel Replacement
422
Tire Chains
424
If a Tire Goes Flat
424
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Selector Switch)
426
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Selector Switch)
435
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
444
Changing a Flat Tire
444
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
446
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
447
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
453
Compact Spare Tire
455
Appearance Care
456
Interior Cleaning
456
Fabric/Carpet
457
Leather
458
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
458
Wood Panels
459
Speaker Covers
459
Care of Safety Belts
459
Weatherstrips
459
Washing Your Vehicle
459
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
460
Finish Care
460
Windshield and Wiper Blades
461
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
462
Tires
463
Sheet Metal Damage
463
Finish Damage
463
Underbody Maintenance
463
Chemical Paint Spotting
463
Vehicle Identification
464
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
464
Service Parts Identification Label
464
Electrical System
464
Add-On Electrical Equipment
464
Headlamp Wiring
465
Windshield Wiper Fuses
465
Power Windows and Other Power Options
465
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
465
Underhood Fuse Block
466
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
470
Capacities and Specifications
478
Maintenance Schedule
479
Maintenance Schedule
480
Introduction
480
Scheduled Maintenance
481
Owner Checks and Services
485
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
487
Maintenance Replacement Parts
489
Engine Drive Belt Routing
490
Maintenance Record
491
Customer Assistance Information
495
Customer Assistance and Information
496
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
496
Online Owner Center
499
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
500
Customer Assistance Offices
500
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
501
Roadside Service
502
Scheduling Service Appointments
505
Courtesy Transportation Program
506
Collision Damage Repair
507
Reporting Safety Defects
510
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
510
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
511
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
511
Service Publications Ordering Information
511
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
513
Event Data Recorders
513
OnStar®
514
Navigation System
514
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
514
Radio Frequency Statement
514
Index
515
Index_A
515
Index_B
516
Index_C
516
Index_D
518
Index_E
519
Index_F
519
Index_G
520
Index_H
520
Index_I
521
Index_J
521
Index_K
521
Index_L
521
Index_M
522
Index_N
523
Index_O
523
Index_P
523
Index_R
524
Index_S
525
Index_T
526
Index_U
527
Index_V
528
Index_W
528
Index_X
528

FAQ about the 2011 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2011 Sts manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Sts owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2011 Cadillac Sts Owners Manual?

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The Cadillac Sts (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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