2011 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.67 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Door Locks
10
Tailgate
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Heated Seats
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
13
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Four-Wheel Drive
17
Vehicle Features
18
Radio(s)
18
Satellite Radio
19
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Power Outlets
20
Performance and Maintenance
21
Traction Control System (TCS)
21
StabiliTrak® System
21
Tire Pressure Monitor
21
Engine Oil Life System
22
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
22
Roadside Assistance Program
22
OnStar®
23
Keys, Doors and Windows
25
Keys and Locks
26
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
27
Door Locks
29
Power Door Locks
29
Automatic Door Locks
30
Lockout Protection
30
Safety Locks (Crew Cab)
30
Doors
31
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
31
Tailgate
31
Vehicle Security
33
Anti-Theft Alarm System
33
Immobilizer
35
Canada Only)
35
Immobilizer Operation (Passlock U.S. Only)
36
Exterior Mirrors
37
Convex Mirrors
37
Manual Mirrors
37
Power Mirrors
38
Interior Mirrors
38
Manual Rearview Mirror
38
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
39
Windows
40
Manual Windows
40
Power Windows
41
Rear Windows
42
Sun Visors
42
Seats and Restraints
43
Head Restraints
44
Front Seats
45
Seat Adjustment
45
Power Seat Adjustment
46
Lumbar Adjustment
46
Reclining Seatbacks
47
Seatback Latches
49
Heated Front Seats
50
Rear Seats
51
Rear Seats (Extended Cab)
51
Rear Seats (Crew Cab)
52
Safety Belts
54
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
57
Lap-Shoulder Belt
63
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Lap Belt
68
Safety Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
68
Safety Belt Care
69
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
69
Airbag System
70
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
75
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Airbag System Check
82
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
82
Child Restraints
83
Older Children
83
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
88
Where to Put the Restraint
89
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
101
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
102
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
104
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
104
Storage Compartments
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholders
109
Rear Storage
110
Center Console Storage
111
Instruments and Controls
113
Controls
114
Steering Wheel Adjustment
114
Horn
114
Windshield Wiper/Washer
114
Compass
115
Clock
116
Power Outlets
117
Cigarette Lighter
117
Ashtrays
118
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
118
Chime Level Adjustment
118
Instrument Cluster
119
Speedometer
120
Odometer
120
Trip Odometer
120
Tachometer
120
Fuel Gauge
120
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
121
Safety Belt Reminders
121
Airbag Readiness Light
122
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
123
Charging System Light
124
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
124
Brake System Warning Light
127
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
128
Up-Shift Light
128
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
129
Tire Pressure Light
129
Engine Oil Pressure Light
130
Security Light
130
High-Beam On Light
131
Driver Information Center (DIC)
131
Vehicle Messages
134
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
135
Brake System Messages
135
Door Ajar Messages
136
Engine Cooling System Messages
136
Engine Oil Messages
136
Engine Power Messages
136
Fuel System Messages
137
Lamp Messages
137
Ride Control System Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
138
Tire Messages
138
Transmission Messages
138
Lighting
139
Exterior Lighting
139
Exterior Lamp Controls
139
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
140
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
140
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
140
Automatic Headlamp System
141
Hazard Warning Flashers
142
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
142
Fog Lamps
143
Exterior Cargo Lamps
143
Interior Lighting
144
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
144
Dome Lamps
144
Lighting Features
145
Exit Lighting
145
Battery Load Management
145
Battery Power Protection
145
Infotainment System
147
Introduction
147
Infotainment
147
Theft-Deterrent Feature
148
Operation
149
Radio
153
AM-FM Radio
153
Satellite Radio
157
Radio Reception
159
Fixed Mast Antenna
160
Satellite Radio Antenna
160
Audio Players
160
CD Player
160
Phone
166
Bluetooth
166
Climate Controls
175
Climate Control Systems
175
Air Vents
177
Driving and Operating
179
Driving Information
180
Defensive Driving
180
Drunk Driving
180
Control of a Vehicle
181
Braking
181
Steering
182
Off-Road Recovery
183
Loss of Control
183
Off-Road Driving
184
Driving on Wet Roads
194
Highway Hypnosis
194
Hill and Mountain Roads
195
Winter Driving
195
If the Vehicle is Stuck
197
Vehicle Load Limits
198
Truck-Camper Loading Information
204
Starting and Operating
204
New Vehicle Break-In
204
Ignition Positions
205
Starting the Engine
206
Engine Heater
207
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
208
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
208
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
210
Parking (Manual Transmission)
210
Parking Over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
211
Running the Vehicle While Parked
212
Automatic Transmission
213
Manual Transmission
215
Drive Systems
217
Four-Wheel Drive
217
Brakes
221
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
221
Parking Brake
222
Brake Assist
223
Ride Control Systems
224
Traction Control System (TCS)
224
StabiliTrak® System
225
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
226
Cruise Control
227
Fuel
229
Recommended Fuel
229
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
230
California Fuel Requirements
230
Fuels in Foreign Countries
230
Fuel Additives
231
Filling the Tank
232
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
233
Towing
234
General Towing Information
234
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
234
Trailer Towing
238
Towing Equipment
244
Conversions and Add-Ons
245
Add-On Electrical Equipment
245
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
245
Vehicle Care
247
General Information
249
California Proposition 65 Warning
249
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
249
Accessories and Modifications
250
Vehicle Checks
250
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Hood
251
Engine Compartment Overview
252
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
258
Automatic Transmission Fluid
259
Manual Transmission Fluid
262
Hydraulic Clutch
263
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
263
Cooling System
264
Engine Coolant
265
Engine Overheating
269
Engine Fan
271
Power Steering Fluid
271
Washer Fluid
272
Brakes
272
Brake Fluid
274
Battery
275
Four-Wheel Drive
276
Front Axle
276
Rear Axle
277
Starter Switch Check
277
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
278
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
278
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
279
Wiper Blade Replacement
279
Headlamp Aiming
281
Bulb Replacement
281
Halogen Bulbs
281
Headlamps
281
Front Turn Signal, Parking, and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
282
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
283
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
284
License Plate Lamp
284
Replacement Bulbs
284
Electrical System
285
Electrical System Overload
285
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
286
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
286
Wheels and Tires
292
Tires
292
Tire Sidewall Labeling
292
Tire Designations
295
Tire Terminology and Definitions
295
Tire Pressure
298
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
300
Tire Pressure Monitor System
300
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
301
Tire Inspection
305
Tire Rotation
305
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
307
Different Size Tires and Wheels
309
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
311
Wheel Replacement
311
Tire Chains
312
If a Tire Goes Flat
313
Tire Changing
314
Secondary Latch System
325
Compact Spare Tire
328
Full-Size Spare Tire
329
Jump Starting
330
Towing
333
Towing the Vehicle
333
Recreational Vehicle Towing
334
Appearance Care
339
Exterior Care
339
Interior Care
343
Floor Mats
346
Service and Maintenance
347
General Information
347
Scheduled Maintenance
348
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
355
Maintenance Records
356
Technical Data
361
Vehicle Identification
361
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
361
Service Parts Identification Label
361
Vehicle Data
362
Capacities and Specifications
362
Engine Drive Belt Routing
364
Customer Information
365
Customer Information
365
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
365
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
367
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
368
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
369
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
370
Online Owner Center
370
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
371
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
371
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
373
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
373
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
374
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
375
Service Publications Ordering Information
377
Reporting Safety Defects
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
379
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
380
Event Data Recorders
380
OnStar®
381
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
381
Radio Frequency Statement
381
Index
383
Index_A
383
Index_B
384
Index_C
384
Index_D
385
Index_E
386
Index_F
386
Index_G
387
Index_H
387
Index_I
388
Index_J
388
Index_K
388
Index_L
388
Index_M
389
Index_N
389
Index_O
389
Index_P
390
Index_R
390
Index_S
391
Index_T
392
Index_U
393
Index_V
393
Index_W
394

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2011 Colorado manual?

The Chevrolet Colorado owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Colorado. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Colorado 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
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Colorado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Colorado

Where to download the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Colorado owner manual for the 2011 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2011 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2011 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Colorado (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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