2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
6.5 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 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
10
Door Locks
11
Midgate®
11
Tailgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
15
Heated Seats
16
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
20
Exterior Lighting
21
Windshield Wiper/Washer
21
Climate Controls
22
Transmission
23
Four-Wheel Drive
24
Vehicle Features
25
Radio(s)
25
Satellite Radio
26
Portable Audio Devices
27
Bluetooth®
27
Steering Wheel Controls
28
Cruise Control
28
Navigation System
29
Driver Information Center (DIC)
29
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
30
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
30
Power Outlets
31
Universal Remote System
31
Performance and Maintenance
31
StabiliTrak® System
31
Tire Pressure Monitor
32
Engine Oil Life System
32
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
33
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
33
Roadside Assistance Program
34
OnStar®
34
Keys, Doors and Windows
37
Keys and Locks
38
Keys
38
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
38
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
39
Remote Vehicle Start
41
Door Locks
43
Power Door Locks
44
Delayed Locking
44
Automatic Door Locks
44
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks
44
Doors
45
Midgate®
45
Tailgate
52
Power Assist Steps
52
Vehicle Security
53
Anti-Theft Alarm System
53
Immobilizer
54
Immobilizer Operation
54
Exterior Mirrors
56
Convex Mirrors
56
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
58
Park Tilt Mirrors
58
Interior Mirrors
58
Manual Rearview Mirror
58
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
58
Windows
59
Power Windows
60
Sunroof
61
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Center Seat
65
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
68
Reclining Seatbacks
69
Heated Front Seats
71
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
72
Rear Seats
73
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
78
Lap-Shoulder Belt
83
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
87
Lap Belt
87
Safety Belt Extender
88
Safety System Check
88
Safety Belt Care
89
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
89
Airbag System
90
Where Are the Airbags?
92
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
93
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
95
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
95
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
96
Passenger Sensing System
97
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Airbag System Check
103
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
104
Child Restraints
104
Older Children
104
Infants and Young Children
106
Child Restraint Systems
109
Where to Put the Restraint
111
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
113
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
119
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
119
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
121
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
122
Storage
125
Storage Compartments
125
Glove Box
125
Cupholders
125
Overhead Console
125
Armrest Storage
125
Center Console Storage
126
Top-Box Storage
126
Luggage/Load Locations
126
Cargo Area
126
Additional Storage Features
130
Cargo Cover Panels
130
Cargo Tie-Downs
137
Roof Rack System
137
Instruments and Controls
139
Controls
140
Steering Wheel Adjustment
140
Steering Wheel Controls
141
Horn
143
Windshield Wiper/Washer
143
Compass
144
Clock
146
Power Outlets
147
Cigarette Lighter
147
Ashtrays
148
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
148
Instrument Cluster
149
Speedometer
150
Odometer
150
Trip Odometer
150
Tachometer
150
Fuel Gauge
150
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
152
Voltmeter Gauge
153
Safety Belt Reminders
153
Airbag Readiness Light
154
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
155
Charging System Light
156
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
157
Brake System Warning Light
159
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
160
Tow/Haul Mode Light
161
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
161
Tire Pressure Light
161
Engine Oil Pressure Light
162
Low Fuel Warning Light
162
Security Light
163
High-Beam On Light
163
Front Fog Lamp Light
163
Cruise Control Light
163
Information Displays
164
Driver Information Center (DIC)
164
Vehicle Messages
173
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
173
Brake System Messages
173
Door Ajar Messages
174
Engine Cooling System Messages
175
Engine Oil Messages
176
Engine Power Messages
176
Fuel System Messages
177
Key and Lock Messages
177
Lamp Messages
177
Object Detection System Messages
177
Ride Control System Messages
178
Airbag System Messages
179
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
179
Tire Messages
179
Transmission Messages
180
Vehicle Reminder Messages
181
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
182
Universal Remote System
191
Universal Remote System Programming
191
Universal Remote System Operation
196
Lighting
197
Exterior Lighting
197
Exterior Lamp Controls
197
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
199
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
199
Flash-to-Pass
199
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
200
Automatic Headlamp System
200
Hazard Warning Flashers
201
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
201
Fog Lamps
202
Exterior Cargo Lamps
202
Interior Lighting
203
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
203
Dome Lamps
203
Reading Lamps
203
Lighting Features
204
Entry/Exit Lighting
204
Battery Load Management
204
Battery Power Protection
204
Infotainment System
205
Introduction
205
Infotainment
205
Theft-Deterrent Feature
206
Operation
206
Radio
211
AM-FM Radio
211
Satellite Radio
212
Radio Reception
216
Fixed Mast Antenna
216
Satellite Radio Antenna
217
Audio Players
217
CD Player
217
CD/DVD Player
222
Auxiliary Devices
233
Rear Seat Infotainment
238
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
238
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
248
Phone
250
Bluetooth
250
Climate Controls
259
Climate Control Systems
259
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
262
Air Vents
268
Driving and Operating
269
Driving Information
270
Defensive Driving
270
Drunk Driving
271
Control of a Vehicle
271
Braking
272
Steering
273
Off-Road Recovery
274
Loss of Control
274
Off-Road Driving
275
Driving on Wet Roads
286
Highway Hypnosis
287
Hill and Mountain Roads
287
Winter Driving
288
If the Vehicle is Stuck
290
Vehicle Load Limits
291
Truck-Camper Loading Information
296
Starting and Operating
297
New Vehicle Break-In
297
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
297
Ignition Positions
298
Starting the Engine
300
Engine Heater
301
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
302
Shifting Into Park
302
Shifting Out of Park
303
Parking Over Things That Burn
304
Active Fuel Management®
304
Engine Exhaust
305
Running the Vehicle While Parked
306
Automatic Transmission
307
Manual Mode
309
Tow/Haul Mode
310
Drive Systems
311
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
311
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
316
Brakes
318
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
318
Parking Brake
319
Brake Assist
320
Ride Control Systems
320
StabiliTrak® System
320
Locking Rear Axle
322
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
323
Automatic Level Control
323
Cruise Control
324
Object Detection Systems
326
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
326
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
328
Fuel
333
Recommended Fuel
334
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
334
California Fuel Requirements
334
Fuels in Foreign Countries
334
Fuel Additives
334
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
335
Filling the Tank
337
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
338
Towing
339
General Towing Information
339
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
339
Trailer Towing
343
Add-On Electrical Equipment
356
Vehicle Care
357
General Information
358
California Proposition 65 Warning
358
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
359
Accessories and Modifications
359
Vehicle Checks
360
Doing Your Own Service Work
360
Hood
361
Engine Compartment Overview
362
Engine Oil
364
Engine Oil Life System
367
Automatic Transmission Fluid
369
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
372
Cooling System
374
Engine Coolant
374
Engine Overheating
378
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
380
Engine Fan
381
Power Steering Fluid
381
Washer Fluid
382
Brakes
383
Brake Fluid
384
Battery
386
Four-Wheel Drive
386
Front Axle
387
Rear Axle
387
Starter Switch Check
389
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
389
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
390
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
390
Wiper Blade Replacement
391
Glass Replacement
391
Headlamp Aiming
391
Bulb Replacement
394
Halogen Bulbs
394
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
394
License Plate Lamp
395
Replacement Bulbs
395
Electrical System
396
Electrical System Overload
396
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
397
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
397
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
402
Wheels and Tires
405
Tires
405
Tire Sidewall Labeling
406
Tire Designations
408
Tire Terminology and Definitions
409
Tire Pressure
412
Tire Pressure Monitor System
414
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
415
Tire Inspection
418
Tire Rotation
418
When It Is Time for New Tires
419
Buying New Tires
420
Different Size Tires and Wheels
422
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
422
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
424
Wheel Replacement
424
Tire Chains
425
If a Tire Goes Flat
426
Tire Changing
428
Secondary Latch System
439
Full-Size Spare Tire
442
Jump Starting
442
Towing
447
Towing the Vehicle
447
Recreational Vehicle Towing
447
Appearance Care
452
Exterior Care
452
Interior Care
456
Floor Mats
459
Service and Maintenance
461
General Information
461
Scheduled Maintenance
463
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
467
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
467
Maintenance Replacement Parts
469
Maintenance Records
470
Technical Data
473
Vehicle Identification
473
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
473
Service Parts Identification Label
473
Vehicle Data
474
Capacities and Specifications
474
Engine Drive Belt Routing
475
Customer Information
477
Customer Information
477
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
477
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
479
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
481
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
482
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
482
Online Owner Center
483
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
484
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
484
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
486
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
487
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
487
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
489
Service Publications Ordering Information
491
Reporting Safety Defects
492
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
492
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
493
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
493
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
493
Event Data Recorders
494
OnStar®
495
Navigation System
495
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
495
Radio Frequency Statement
495
Index
497
Index_A
497
Index_B
498
Index_C
498
Index_D
499
Index_E
500
Index_F
500
Index_G
501
Index_H
501
Index_I
502
Index_J
502
Index_K
502
Index_L
502
Index_M
503
Index_N
503
Index_O
503
Index_P
504
Index_R
504
Index_S
505
Index_T
507
Index_U
507
Index_V
508
Index_W
508

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2011 Avalanche manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Avalanche owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Avalanche, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Avalanche year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Avalanche (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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