2011 Chevrolet Express Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Express owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Express
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.35 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Express 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
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Safety Belts
14
Airbag On-Off Switch
14
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
StabiliTrak® System
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
26
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
33
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Cargo Door Relocking
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
36
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
37
Doors
38
Side Door (60/40 Swing-Out)
38
Sliding Door
39
Rear Doors
40
Vehicle Security
41
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation
41
Exterior Mirrors
42
Convex Mirrors
42
Manual Mirrors
43
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
43
Heated Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
44
Manual Rearview Mirror
44
Windows
44
Manual Windows
45
Power Windows
45
Swing-Out Windows
46
Enhanced Technology Glass
47
Sun Visors
47
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
50
Seat Adjustment
50
Power Seat Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Rear Seats
53
Safety Belts
56
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Safety Belt Extender
71
Safety System Check
71
Safety Belt Care
72
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
76
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
78
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
78
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
79
Airbag On-Off Switch
80
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Airbag System Check
90
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
91
Older Children
91
Infants and Young Children
93
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
106
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
106
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Passenger Sensing System)
108
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Airbag On/Off Switch)
112
Storage
117
Storage Compartments
117
Front Storage
117
Instruments and Controls
119
Controls
120
Steering Wheel Adjustment
120
Steering Wheel Controls
120
Horn
122
Windshield Wiper/Washer
122
Compass
123
Clock
125
Power Outlets
127
Cigarette Lighter
127
Ashtrays
128
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
128
Instrument Cluster
129
Speedometer
130
Odometer
130
Trip Odometer
130
Fuel Gauge
131
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
132
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
133
Voltmeter Gauge
134
Safety Belt Reminders
134
Airbag Readiness Light
135
Airbag On-Off Light
136
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
137
Charging System Light
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
139
Brake System Warning Light
142
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
143
Tow/Haul Mode Light
143
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
143
Tire Pressure Light
144
Engine Oil Pressure Light
144
Security Light
145
High-Beam On Light
145
Cruise Control Light
145
Information Displays
146
Driver Information Center (DIC)
146
Vehicle Messages
151
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
151
Brake System Messages
151
Compass Messages
151
Door Ajar Messages
152
Engine Cooling System Messages
152
Engine Oil Messages
153
Engine Power Messages
154
Fuel System Messages
154
Key and Lock Messages
155
Lamp Messages
155
Ride Control System Messages
155
Airbag System Messages
156
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
157
Service Vehicle Messages
157
Tire Messages
158
Transmission Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
159
Vehicle Personalization
160
Lighting
167
Exterior Lighting
167
Exterior Lamp Controls
167
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
168
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
169
Flash-to-Pass
169
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
169
Automatic Headlamp System
170
Hazard Warning Flashers
171
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
171
Interior Lighting
172
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
172
Dome Lamps
172
Reading Lamps
173
Lighting Features
173
Entry/Exit Lighting
173
Battery Load Management
173
Battery Power Protection
174
Infotainment System
175
Introduction
175
Infotainment
175
Theft-Deterrent Feature
176
Operation
177
Radio
182
AM-FM Radio
182
Satellite Radio
184
Radio Reception
186
Fixed Mast Antenna (Multi-Band)
186
Fixed Mast Antenna (Care)
186
Audio Players
187
CD Player
187
Auxiliary Devices
193
Phone
198
Bluetooth
198
Climate Controls
207
Climate Control Systems
207
Rear Heating System
211
Rear Climate Control System
212
Air Vents
214
Driving and Operating
215
Driving Information
216
Defensive Driving
216
Drunk Driving
216
Control of a Vehicle
217
Braking
217
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
219
Loss of Control
219
Driving on Wet Roads
220
Highway Hypnosis
221
Hill and Mountain Roads
222
Winter Driving
223
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
225
Vehicle Load Limits
226
Starting and Operating
230
New Vehicle Break-In
230
Ignition Positions
231
Starting the Engine
232
Fast Idle System
234
Engine Heater
234
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
235
Shifting Into Park
236
Shifting out of Park
237
Parking over Things That Burn
237
Engine Exhaust
238
Running the Vehicle While Parked
238
Automatic Transmission
239
Automatic Transmission (Six Speed)
239
Automatic Transmission (Four Speed)
242
Manual Mode
244
Tow/Haul Mode
245
Drive Systems
246
All-Wheel Drive
246
Brakes
247
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
247
Parking Brake
248
Ride Control Systems
248
StabiliTrak® System
248
Locking Rear Axle
250
Cruise Control
251
Fuel
253
Recommended Fuel
254
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
254
California Fuel Requirements
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
254
Fuel Additives
254
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
256
Filling the Tank
257
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Towing
259
General Towing Information
259
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
259
Trailer Towing
262
Towing Equipment
267
Conversions and Add-Ons
270
Add-On Electrical Equipment
270
Vehicle Care
271
General Information
272
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
Vehicle Checks
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Hood
274
Engine Compartment Overview
276
Engine Oil
277
Engine Oil Life System
280
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
281
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
288
Cooling System
289
Engine Coolant
290
Engine Overheating
294
Engine Fan
296
Power Steering Fluid
296
Washer Fluid
297
Brakes
298
Brake Fluid
299
Battery
300
All-Wheel Drive
301
Front Axle
302
Rear Axle
302
Noise Control System
303
Starter Switch Check
304
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
305
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
305
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
306
Wiper Blade Replacement
306
Bulb Replacement
307
Halogen Bulbs
307
Headlamps
308
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
310
Taillamps
310
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
312
License Plate Lamp
312
Replacement Bulbs
313
Electrical System
314
Electrical System Overload
314
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
315
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
315
Floor Console Fuse Block
320
Wheels and Tires
322
Tires
322
Tire Sidewall Labeling
323
Tire Designations
326
Tire Terminology and Definitions
328
Tire Pressure
330
Tire Pressure Monitor System
332
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
333
Tire Inspection
336
Tire Rotation
336
Dual Tire Rotation
338
When It Is Time for New Tires
338
Buying New Tires
339
Different Size Tires and Wheels
341
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
342
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
343
Wheel Replacement
344
Tire Chains
345
If a Tire Goes Flat
346
Tire Changing
347
Secondary Latch System
356
Full-Size Spare Tire
358
Jump Starting
358
Towing
363
Towing the Vehicle
363
Recreational Vehicle Towing
363
Appearance Care
366
Exterior Care
366
Interior Care
370
Floor Mats
373
Service and Maintenance
375
General Information
375
Scheduled Maintenance
377
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
382
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
382
Maintenance Replacement Parts
384
Maintenance Records
385
Technical Data
389
Vehicle Identification
389
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Service Parts Identification Label
389
Vehicle Data
390
Capacities and Specifications
390
Engine Drive Belt Routing
392
Customer Information
393
Customer Information
394
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
394
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
396
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
397
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
398
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
399
Online Owner Center
399
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
400
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
400
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
402
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
402
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
403
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
404
Service Publications Ordering Information
407
Reporting Safety Defects
408
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
408
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
408
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
409
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
409
Event Data Recorders
410
OnStar®
411
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
411
Radio Frequency Statement
411
Index
413
Index_A
413
Index_B
414
Index_C
414
Index_D
415
Index_E
416
Index_F
416
Index_G
417
Index_H
417
Index_I
418
Index_J
418
Index_K
418
Index_L
418
Index_M
419
Index_N
419
Index_O
419
Index_P
420
Index_R
420
Index_S
421
Index_T
422
Index_U
423
Index_V
423
Index_W
424

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Express Manual

What contains the 2011 Express manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2011 Chevrolet Express Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Express 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 Express (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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