2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Cruze owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cruze
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
7.17 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 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
Instrument Panel Overview
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control System (TCS)
25
StabiliTrak® System
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Keys, Doors and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
37
Automatic Door Locks
38
Safety Locks
38
Doors
38
Trunk
38
Vehicle Security
40
Vehicle Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
40
Immobilizer Operation
40
Exterior Mirrors
41
Convex Mirrors (LaCrosse and Regal)
41
Manual Mirrors
42
Power Mirrors
42
Folding Mirrors (Regal)
43
Heated Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
43
Manual Rearview Mirror
43
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
43
Windows
44
Windows (LaCrosse and Regal)
44
Power Windows
44
Sun Visors (LaCrosse and Regal)
47
Roof
47
Sunroof
47
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
51
Seat Adjustment
51
Power Seat Adjustment
52
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Heated Front Seats
55
Rear Seats
56
Safety Belts
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
72
Safety Belt Extender
72
Safety System Check
72
Safety Belt Care
73
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
73
Airbag System
74
Where Are the Airbags?
76
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
77
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
79
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
79
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
80
Passenger Sensing System
81
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
87
Child Restraints
88
Older Children
88
Infants and Young Children
90
Child Restraint Systems
92
Where to Put the Restraint
94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
102
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
103
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
105
Storage
109
Storage Compartments
109
Instrument Panel Storage
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholders
109
Center Console Storage
110
Additional Storage Features
110
Cargo Tie-Downs
110
Instruments and Controls
111
Controls
112
Steering Wheel Adjustment
112
Steering Wheel Controls
112
Horn
113
Windshield Wiper/Washer
113
Compass
114
Clock
115
Power Outlets
115
Cigarette Lighter
116
Ashtrays
117
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
117
Instrument Cluster
118
Speedometer
119
Odometer
119
Trip Odometer
119
Tachometer
119
Fuel Gauge
119
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
120
Safety Belt Reminders
120
Airbag Readiness Light
121
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
122
Charging System Light
123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
123
Service Vehicle Soon Light
126
Brake System Warning Light
126
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
127
Up-Shift Light
127
Power Steering Warning Light
128
Traction Off Light
128
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
128
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
129
Tire Pressure Light
129
Engine Oil Pressure Light
130
Low Fuel Warning Light
130
Security Light
131
Reduced Engine Power Light
131
High-Beam On Light
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
132
Front Fog Lamp Light
132
Lamps On Reminder
132
Cruise Control Light
132
Door Ajar Light
133
Information Displays
133
Driver Information Center (DIC)
133
Vehicle Messages
136
Vehicle Messages (Canada Base Level)
136
Vehicle Messages (Canada Uplevel and United States)
137
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
137
Brake System Messages
137
Compass Messages
138
Cruise Control Messages
138
Door Ajar Messages
138
Engine Cooling System Messages
138
Engine Oil Messages
139
Engine Power Messages
139
Fuel System Messages
139
Key and Lock Messages
139
Lamp Messages
140
Object Detection System Messages
140
Ride Control System Messages
140
Airbag System Messages
140
Security Messages
141
Service Vehicle Messages
141
Starting the Vehicle Messages
141
Tire Messages
141
Transmission Messages
142
Vehicle Reminder Messages
142
Vehicle Personalization
143
Lighting
149
Exterior Lighting
149
Exterior Lamp Controls
149
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
150
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Front Fog Lamps
152
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Courtesy Lamps
153
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Exit Lighting
154
Battery Power Protection
154
Infotainment System
155
Introduction
155
Infotainment
155
Theft-Deterrent Feature
155
Overview (Base Level)
156
Overview (Uplevel)
158
Operation
160
Radio
165
AM-FM Radio
165
Satellite Radio
167
Radio Reception
170
Satellite Radio Antenna
171
Multi-Band Antenna
171
Audio Players
171
CD Player
171
Auxiliary Devices
173
Phone
176
Bluetooth (Overview)
176
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
178
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
182
Climate Controls
189
Climate Control Systems
189
Automatic Climate Control System
191
Air Vents
194
Maintenance
195
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
195
Driving and Operating
197
Driving Information
198
Defensive Driving
198
Drunk Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
199
Braking
199
Steering
200
Off-Road Recovery
201
Loss of Control
202
Driving on Wet Roads
203
Highway Hypnosis
204
Hill and Mountain Roads
204
Winter Driving
205
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
207
Vehicle Load Limits
207
Starting and Operating
212
New Vehicle Break-In
212
Ignition Positions
212
Starting the Engine
214
Engine Heater
215
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
216
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
216
Shifting out of Park
217
Parking
219
Parking over Things That Burn
219
Engine Exhaust
219
Running the Vehicle While Parked
220
Automatic Transmission
221
Manual Mode
223
Manual Transmission
224
Brakes
226
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
226
Parking Brake
227
Brake Assist
228
Ride Control Systems
228
Traction Control System (TCS)
228
StabiliTrak® System
229
Cruise Control
231
Object Detection Systems
233
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
233
Fuel
235
Recommended Fuel
235
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
236
California Fuel Requirements
236
Fuels in Foreign Countries
236
Fuel Additives
236
Filling the Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
239
Towing
240
General Towing Information
240
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
240
Trailer Towing (Except Fuel Economy Model)
244
Trailer Towing (Fuel Economy Model)
245
Towing Equipment
245
Conversions and Add-Ons
246
Add-On Electrical Equipment
246
Vehicle Care
247
General Information
248
California Proposition 65 Warning
249
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
249
Accessories and Modifications
249
Vehicle Checks
250
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Hood
250
Engine Compartment Overview
252
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
258
Automatic Transmission Fluid
259
Manual Transmission Fluid
259
Hydraulic Clutch
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Cooling System
262
Engine Coolant
262
Engine Overheating
266
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
267
Power Steering Fluid
267
Washer Fluid
267
Brakes
268
Brake Fluid
269
Battery
271
Starter Switch Check
271
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
272
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
272
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
273
Wiper Blade Replacement
273
Windshield Replacement
274
Headlamp Aiming
274
Bulb Replacement
274
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
274
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
276
License Plate Lamp
279
Replacement Bulbs
279
Electrical System
280
Electrical System Overload
280
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
280
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
281
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
284
Wheels and Tires
286
Tires
286
Winter Tires
286
Low-Profile Tires
287
Tire Sidewall Labeling
288
Tire Designations
290
Tire Terminology and Definitions
290
Tire Pressure
293
Tire Pressure Monitor System
294
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
296
Tire Inspection
299
Tire Rotation
299
When It Is Time for New Tires
300
Buying New Tires
301
Different Size Tires and Wheels
303
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
303
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
305
Wheel Replacement
305
Tire Chains
306
If a Tire Goes Flat
306
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
308
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
315
Tire Changing
316
Compact Spare Tire
323
Jump Starting
324
Towing
327
Towing the Vehicle
327
Recreational Vehicle Towing
327
Appearance Care
329
Exterior Care
329
Interior Care
334
Floor Mats
337
Service and Maintenance
339
General Information
339
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
344
Maintenance Replacement Parts
346
Maintenance Records
347
Technical Data
351
Vehicle Identification
351
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
351
Service Parts Identification Label
351
Vehicle Data
352
Capacities and Specifications
352
Engine Drive Belt Routing
354
Customer Information
355
Customer Information
355
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
355
Customer Assistance Offices
357
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
358
Online Owner Center
358
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
359
Roadside Assistance Program
360
Scheduling Service Appointments
362
Courtesy Transportation Program
362
Collision Damage Repair
364
Service Publications Ordering Information
366
Reporting Safety Defects
367
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
367
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
368
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
368
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
368
Event Data Recorders
369
OnStar®
370
Navigation System
370
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
370
Radio Frequency Statement
370
Index
371
Index_A
371
Index_B
372
Index_C
372
Index_D
373
Index_E
374
Index_F
374
Index_G
375
Index_H
375
Index_I
376
Index_J
376
Index_K
376
Index_L
376
Index_M
377
Index_N
378
Index_O
378
Index_P
378
Index_R
379
Index_S
379
Index_T
381
Index_U
382
Index_V
382
Index_W
382

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Manual

What contains the 2011 Cruze manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Cruze owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cruze 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 Cruze (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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