2011 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
4.66 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Impala Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
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
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
38
Delayed Locking
38
Automatic Door Locks
38
Lockout Protection
39
Safety Locks
39
Doors
40
Trunk
40
Vehicle Security
41
Anti-Theft Alarm System
41
Immobilizer
42
Immobilizer Operation
42
Exterior Mirrors
44
Convex Mirrors
44
Power Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
45
Interior Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
46
Power Windows
46
Sun Visors
47
Roof
48
Sunroof
48
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
51
Seat Adjustment
51
Center Seat
52
Power Seat Adjustment
52
Lumbar Adjustment
52
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Heated Front Seats
55
Rear Seats
56
Rear Seats (Split Folding)
56
Safety Belts
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
62
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Lap Belt
71
Safety Belt Extender
72
Safety System Check
73
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?
78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
79
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
80
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
90
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
93
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
99
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
107
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
107
Storage
111
Storage Compartments
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Sunglasses Storage
111
Armrest Storage
111
Rear Storage
112
Center Console Storage
112
Additional Storage Features
112
Convenience Net
112
Instruments and Controls
113
Controls
114
Steering Wheel Adjustment
114
Steering Wheel Controls
115
Horn
115
Windshield Wiper/Washer
116
Compass
117
Clock
119
Power Outlets
120
Cigarette Lighter
121
Ashtrays
122
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
124
Odometer
124
Tachometer
124
Fuel Gauge
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
125
Safety Belt Reminders
126
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
128
Charging System Light
129
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
129
Brake System Warning Light
132
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
133
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
133
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
134
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
135
Tire Pressure Light
135
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
137
Front Fog Lamp Light
137
Cruise Control Light
137
Information Displays
138
Driver Information Center (DIC)
138
Vehicle Messages
142
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
142
Brake System Messages
143
Door Ajar Messages
143
Engine Cooling System Messages
144
Engine Oil Messages
145
Engine Power Messages
145
Fuel System Messages
146
Key and Lock Messages
146
Lamp Messages
146
Ride Control System Messages
147
Airbag System Messages
148
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
148
Service Vehicle Messages
148
Tire Messages
149
Transmission Messages
150
Vehicle Reminder Messages
150
Washer Fluid Messages
150
Vehicle Personalization
151
Universal Remote System
157
Universal Remote System Programming
157
Universal Remote System Operation
163
Lighting
165
Exterior Lighting
165
Exterior Lamp Controls
165
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
167
Flash-to-Pass
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
167
Hazard Warning Flashers
168
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
168
Fog Lamps
169
Interior Lighting
169
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
169
Courtesy Lamps
169
Dome Lamps
170
Reading Lamps
170
Lighting Features
170
Entry Lighting
170
Delayed Entry Lighting
171
Delayed Exit Lighting
171
Parade Dimming
171
Battery Load Management
171
Battery Power Protection
172
Infotainment System
173
Introduction
173
Infotainment
173
Theft-Deterrent Feature
174
Operation
174
Radio
178
AM-FM Radio
178
Satellite Radio
181
Radio Reception
185
Backglass Antenna
186
Satellite Radio Antenna
187
Audio Players
187
CD Player
187
Auxiliary Devices
193
Phone
193
Bluetooth
193
Climate Controls
203
Climate Control Systems
203
Air Vents
207
Maintenance
207
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
207
Driving and Operating
209
Driving Information
210
Defensive Driving
210
Drunk Driving
210
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
211
Steering
212
Off-Road Recovery
213
Loss of Control
214
Driving on Wet Roads
215
Highway Hypnosis
216
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
217
If the Vehicle is Stuck
219
Vehicle Load Limits
220
Starting and Operating
225
New Vehicle Break-In
225
Ignition Positions
225
Starting the Engine
227
Engine Heater
228
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
229
Shifting Into Park
229
Shifting Out of Park
231
Parking Over Things That Burn
232
Engine Exhaust
232
Running the Vehicle While Parked
233
Automatic Transmission
233
Brakes
236
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
236
Parking Brake
237
Ride Control Systems
237
Traction Control System (TCS)
237
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
239
Cruise Control
240
Fuel
243
Recommended Fuel
243
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
244
California Fuel Requirements
244
Fuels in Foreign Countries
244
Fuel Additives
245
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
246
Filling the Tank
247
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
249
Towing
249
General Towing Information
249
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
250
Trailer Towing
253
Towing Equipment
255
Conversions and Add-Ons
256
Add-On Electrical Equipment
256
Vehicle Care
257
General Information
258
California Proposition 65 Warning
259
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
259
Accessories and Modifications
259
Vehicle Checks
260
Doing Your Own Service Work
260
Hood
261
Engine Compartment Overview
262
Engine Oil
263
Engine Oil Life System
267
Automatic Transmission Fluid
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
271
Cooling System
272
Engine Coolant
273
Engine Overheating
277
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
280
Power Steering Fluid
280
Washer Fluid
281
Brakes
282
Brake Fluid
283
Battery
285
Starter Switch Check
285
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
286
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
286
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
286
Wiper Blade Replacement
287
Headlamp Aiming
288
Bulb Replacement
289
Halogen Bulbs
289
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
289
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
291
License Plate Lamp
292
Replacement Bulbs
293
Electrical System
293
Electrical System Overload
293
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
294
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
294
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
297
Wheels and Tires
298
Tires
298
Tire Sidewall Labeling
299
Tire Designations
301
Tire Terminology and Definitions
302
Tire Pressure
305
Tire Pressure Monitor System
307
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
308
Tire Inspection
312
Tire Rotation
312
When It Is Time for New Tires
313
Buying New Tires
314
Different Size Tires and Wheels
316
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
319
Wheel Replacement
319
Tire Chains
320
If a Tire Goes Flat
321
Tire Changing
322
Compact Spare Tire
330
Jump Starting
331
Towing
335
Towing the Vehicle
335
Recreational Vehicle Towing
335
Appearance Care
337
Exterior Care
337
Interior Care
341
Floor Mats
345
Service and Maintenance
347
General Information
347
Scheduled Maintenance
348
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
354
Maintenance Records
355
Technical Data
359
Vehicle Identification
359
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
359
Service Parts Identification Label
359
Vehicle Data
360
Capacities and Specifications
360
Engine Drive Belt Routing
361
Customer Information
363
Customer Information
363
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
363
Customer Assistance Offices
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Online Owner Center
367
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
368
Roadside Assistance Program
368
Scheduling Service Appointments
370
Courtesy Transportation Program
371
Collision Damage Repair
372
Service Publications Ordering Information
375
Reporting Safety Defects
376
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
376
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
377
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
377
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
377
Event Data Recorders
378
OnStar®
379
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
379
Radio Frequency Statement
379
Index
381
Index_A
381
Index_B
382
Index_C
382
Index_D
383
Index_E
384
Index_F
384
Index_G
385
Index_H
385
Index_I
386
Index_J
386
Index_K
386
Index_L
386
Index_M
387
Index_N
387
Index_O
388
Index_P
388
Index_R
389
Index_S
389
Index_T
391
Index_U
391
Index_V
392
Index_W
392

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2011 Impala manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2011 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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