2011 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.48 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
5
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
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
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Heated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
17
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Parking Brake
22
Transmission
23
Vehicle Features
24
Radio(s)
24
Satellite Radio
25
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
26
Steering Wheel Controls
26
Cruise Control
27
Navigation System
27
Driver Information Center (DIC)
28
Vehicle Personalization
28
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
29
Roof Rack System
29
Power Outlets
29
Performance and Maintenance
30
Traction Control System (TCS)
30
StabiliTrak® System
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Engine Oil Life System
31
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
32
OnStar®
32
Keys, Doors and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Safety Locks
41
Doors
42
Liftgate (Manual)
42
Liftgate (Power)
42
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-Theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Manual Rearview Mirror
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
52
Roof
52
Sunroof
52
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Heated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
68
Lap-Shoulder Belt
72
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
76
Safety Belt Extender
76
Safety System Check
76
Safety Belt Care
77
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
77
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
80
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
81
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
83
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
83
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Airbag System Check
91
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
91
Child Restraints
92
Older Children
92
Infants and Young Children
94
Child Restraint Systems
96
Where to Put the Restraint
98
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
100
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat )
106
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Instrument Panel Storage
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Center Console Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
114
Cargo Cover
114
Cargo Tie Downs
114
Convenience Net
114
Roof Rack System
114
Instruments and Controls
117
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Horn
119
Windshield Wiper/Washer
119
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
120
Compass
120
Clock (With Date Display)
121
Clock (Without Date Display)
122
Power Outlets
122
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
123
Instrument Cluster
124
Speedometer
125
Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Fuel Gauge
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
126
Safety Belt Reminders
126
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
127
Charging System Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
129
Brake System Warning Light
131
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
132
Traction Off Light
132
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
132
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
133
Tire Pressure Light
133
Engine Oil Pressure Light
134
Fuel Economy Light
134
Low Fuel Warning Light
135
Security Light
135
High-Beam On Light
135
Front Fog Lamp Light
136
Lamps On Reminder
136
Cruise Control Light
136
Information Displays
136
Driver Information Center (DIC)
136
Vehicle Messages
139
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
140
Brake System Messages
140
Compass Messages
140
Cruise Control Messages
140
Door Ajar Messages
141
Engine Cooling System Messages
141
Engine Oil Messages
142
Engine Power Messages
142
Fuel System Messages
143
Key and Lock Messages
143
Object Detection System Messages
143
Ride Control System Messages
143
Airbag System Messages
144
Safety Belt Messages
144
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
144
Service Vehicle Messages
144
Tire Messages
144
Transmission Messages
145
Vehicle Reminder Messages
145
Vehicle Personalization
146
Lighting
151
Exterior Lighting
151
Exterior Lamp Controls
151
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
152
Flash-to-Pass
152
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
152
Automatic Headlamp System
153
Hazard Warning Flashers
153
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
153
Fog Lamps
154
Interior Lighting
154
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
154
Dome Lamps
154
Reading Lamps
155
Lighting Features
155
Entry Lighting
155
Battery Load Management
155
Infotainment System
157
Introduction
158
Infotainment
158
Theft-Deterrent Feature
158
Overview (Radio with CD)
159
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
161
Operation
163
Radio
167
AM-FM Radio
167
Satellite Radio
169
Radio Reception
173
Multi-Band Antenna
174
Audio Players
174
CD Player
174
CD/DVD Player
176
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
179
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
183
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
186
Rear Seat Infotainment
188
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
188
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
197
Phone
199
Bluetooth (Overview)
199
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
200
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
204
Climate Controls
217
Climate Control Systems
217
Automatic Climate Control System
219
Air Vents
221
Maintenance
222
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
222
Driving and Operating
223
Driving Information
224
Defensive Driving
224
Drunk Driving
224
Control of a Vehicle
225
Braking
225
Steering
226
Off-Road Recovery
228
Loss of Control
228
Off-Road Driving
229
Driving on Wet Roads
239
Highway Hypnosis
240
Hill and Mountain Roads
240
Winter Driving
241
If the Vehicle is Stuck
243
Vehicle Load Limits
243
Starting and Operating
249
New Vehicle Break-In
249
Ignition Positions
249
Starting the Engine
251
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
252
Engine Coolant Heater
253
Shifting Into Park
253
Shifting Out of Park
254
Parking Over Things That Burn
254
Engine Exhaust
255
Running the Vehicle While Parked
255
Automatic Transmission
256
Manual Mode
258
Fuel Economy Mode
258
Drive Systems
259
All-Wheel Drive
259
Brakes
259
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
259
Parking Brake
260
Brake Assist
261
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
261
Ride Control Systems
262
Traction Control System (TCS)
262
StabiliTrak® System
263
Cruise Control
264
Object Detection Systems
267
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
267
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
268
Fuel
273
Recommended Fuel
273
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
274
California Fuel Requirements
274
Fuels in Foreign Countries
274
Fuel Additives
274
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
275
Filling the Tank
276
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
278
Towing
279
General Towing Information
279
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
279
Trailer Towing
282
Towing Equipment
285
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
286
Conversions and Add-Ons
286
Add-On Electrical Equipment
286
Vehicle Care
287
General Information
288
California Proposition 65 Warning
289
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
289
Accessories and Modifications
289
Vehicle Checks
290
Doing Your Own Service Work
290
Hood
291
Engine Compartment Overview
292
Engine Cover
295
Engine Oil
296
Engine Oil Life System
299
Automatic Transmission Fluid
301
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
301
Cooling System
302
Engine Coolant
304
Engine Overheating
307
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
309
Power Steering Fluid (3.0L V6 Engine)
309
Washer Fluid
310
Brakes
310
Brake Fluid
311
Battery
313
All-Wheel Drive
313
Starter Switch Check
314
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
314
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
315
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
315
Wiper Blade Replacement
315
Headlamp Aiming
317
Bulb Replacement
319
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
319
Fog Lamps
320
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
320
License Plate Lamp
321
Replacement Bulbs
322
Electrical System
323
Fuses
323
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
323
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
326
Wheels and Tires
329
Tires
329
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Designations
332
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Tire Pressure
335
Tire Pressure Monitor System
336
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
338
Tire Inspection
341
Tire Rotation
341
When It Is Time for New Tires
342
Buying New Tires
343
Different Size Tires and Wheels
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
345
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
347
Wheel Replacement
347
Tire Chains
348
If a Tire Goes Flat
348
Tire Changing
350
Compact Spare Tire
358
Jump Starting
358
Towing
362
Towing the Vehicle
362
Recreational Vehicle Towing
362
Appearance Care
365
Exterior Care
365
Interior Care
368
Floor Mats
371
Service and Maintenance
373
General Information
373
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Maintenance Replacement Parts
380
Maintenance Records
381
Technical Data
385
Vehicle Identification
385
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
385
Service Parts Identification Label
385
Vehicle Data
386
Capacities and Specifications
386
Engine Drive Belt Routing
388
Customer Information
389
Customer Information
389
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
389
Customer Assistance Offices
391
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
392
Online Owner Center
392
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
393
Roadside Assistance Program
394
Scheduling Service Appointments
396
Courtesy Transportation Program
396
Collision Damage Repair
397
Service Publications Ordering Information
400
Reporting Safety Defects
401
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
401
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
401
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
402
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
402
Event Data Recorders
402
OnStar®
403
Navigation System
403
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
404
Radio Frequency Statement
404
Index
405
Index_A
405
Index_B
405
Index_C
406
Index_D
407
Index_E
408
Index_F
408
Index_G
409
Index_H
409
Index_I
410
Index_J
410
Index_K
410
Index_L
410
Index_M
411
Index_N
411
Index_O
411
Index_P
412
Index_R
412
Index_S
413
Index_T
415
Index_U
415
Index_V
416
Index_W
416

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2011 Equinox manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Equinox owners can do

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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