2011 Chevrolet Suburban Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Suburban owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Suburban
Rating:
(4)

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Size:
6.36 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban 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
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
16
Third Row Seats
16
Heated Seats
17
Heated and Ventilated Seats
18
Head Restraint Adjustment
18
Safety Belts
18
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
19
Mirror Adjustment
19
Steering Wheel Adjustment
21
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
21
Interior Lighting
21
Exterior Lighting
22
Windshield Wiper/Washer
23
Climate Controls
24
Transmission
25
Four-Wheel Drive
26
Vehicle Features
27
Radio(s)
27
Satellite Radio
29
Portable Audio Devices
29
Bluetooth®
29
Steering Wheel Controls
29
Cruise Control
30
Navigation System
30
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
31
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
31
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
31
Power Outlets
32
Universal Remote System
32
Sunroof
32
Performance and Maintenance
33
StabiliTrak® System
33
Tire Pressure Monitor
33
Engine Oil Life System
34
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
34
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
34
Roadside Assistance Program
35
OnStar®
36
Keys, Doors and Windows
39
Keys and Locks
40
Keys
40
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
40
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
41
Remote Vehicle Start
43
Door Locks
46
Power Door Locks
46
Delayed Locking
47
Automatic Door Locks
47
Lockout Protection
47
Safety Locks
47
Doors
48
Liftgate (Power)
48
Liftgate (Manual)
50
Power Assist Steps
52
Vehicle Security
52
Anti-Theft Alarm System
52
Immobilizer
53
Immobilizer Operation
54
Exterior Mirrors
55
Convex Mirrors
55
Manual Mirrors
56
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
56
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
57
Automatic Dimming Mirror
58
Park Tilt Mirrors
58
Interior Mirrors
58
Manual Rearview Mirror
58
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
58
Windows
59
Power Windows
60
Sun Visors
61
Roof
61
Sunroof
61
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Center Seat
66
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
68
Reclining Seatbacks
69
Heated Front Seats
71
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
72
Rear Seats
73
Heated Rear Seats
73
Second Row Seats
74
Third Row Seats
78
Safety Belts
82
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
86
Lap-Shoulder Belt
90
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
96
Lap Belt
96
Safety Belt Extender
97
Safety System Check
97
Safety Belt Care
98
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
98
Airbag System
99
Where Are the Airbags?
101
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
103
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
105
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
105
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
106
Passenger Sensing System
107
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
111
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
112
Airbag System Check
113
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
114
Child Restraints
114
Older Children
114
Infants and Young Children
116
Child Restraint Systems
119
Where to Put the Restraint
122
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
123
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
131
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
131
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
134
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
134
Storage
139
Storage Compartments
139
Glove Box
139
Cupholders
139
Armrest Storage
140
Rear Storage
140
Center Console Storage
140
Additional Storage Features
140
Cargo Cover
140
Roof Rack System
141
Instruments and Controls
143
Controls
144
Steering Wheel Adjustment
144
Steering Wheel Controls
145
Horn
147
Windshield Wiper/Washer
147
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
148
Compass
148
Clock
150
Power Outlets
151
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
153
Instrument Cluster
154
Speedometer
155
Odometer
155
Trip Odometer
155
Tachometer
155
Fuel Gauge
156
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
158
Voltmeter Gauge
159
Safety Belt Reminders
159
Airbag Readiness Light
160
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
161
Charging System Light
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
162
Brake System Warning Light
165
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
166
Tow/Haul Mode Light
166
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
166
Tire Pressure Light
167
Engine Oil Pressure Light
167
Low Fuel Warning Light
168
Security Light
168
High-Beam On Light
168
Front Fog Lamp Light
168
Cruise Control Light
169
Information Displays
169
Driver Information Center (DIC)
169
Vehicle Messages
178
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
178
Brake System Messages
179
Door Ajar Messages
179
Engine Cooling System Messages
180
Engine Oil Messages
181
Engine Power Messages
182
Fuel System Messages
182
Key and Lock Messages
183
Lamp Messages
183
Object Detection System Messages
183
Ride Control System Messages
184
Airbag System Messages
185
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
185
Tire Messages
186
Transmission Messages
186
Vehicle Reminder Messages
187
Washer Fluid Messages
188
Vehicle Personalization
188
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
188
Universal Remote System
196
Universal Remote System Programming
196
Universal Remote System Operation
201
Lighting
203
Exterior Lighting
203
Exterior Lamp Controls
203
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
204
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
204
Flash-to-Pass
205
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
205
Automatic Headlamp System
205
Hazard Warning Flashers
207
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
207
Fog Lamps
208
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
208
Interior Lighting
209
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
209
Dome Lamps
209
Reading Lamps
210
Lighting Features
210
Entry Lighting
210
Exit Lighting
210
Battery Load Management
211
Battery Power Protection
211
Infotainment System
213
Introduction
213
Infotainment
213
Theft-Deterrent Feature
214
Operation
215
Radio
220
AM-FM Radio
220
Satellite Radio
221
Radio Reception
224
Rear Side Window Antenna
225
Satellite Radio Antenna
226
Audio Players
226
CD Player
226
CD/DVD Player
231
Auxiliary Devices
242
Rear Seat Infotainment
246
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
246
Bluetooth
259
Climate Controls
267
Climate Control Systems
267
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
270
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
276
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
277
Air Vents
279
Driving and Operating
281
Driving Information
282
Defensive Driving
282
Drunk Driving
282
Control of a Vehicle
283
Braking
283
Steering
284
Off-Road Recovery
285
Loss of Control
286
Off-Road Driving
286
Driving on Wet Roads
297
Highway Hypnosis
298
Hill and Mountain Roads
298
Winter Driving
299
If the Vehicle is Stuck
301
Vehicle Load Limits
302
Starting and Operating
307
New Vehicle Break-In
307
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
308
Ignition Positions
308
Starting the Engine
309
Engine Heater
311
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
312
Shifting Into Park
312
Shifting Out of Park
314
Parking Over Things That Burn
314
Active Fuel Management®
314
Engine Exhaust
315
Running the Vehicle While Parked
316
Automatic Transmission
317
Manual Mode
320
Tow/Haul Mode
321
Drive Systems
323
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
323
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
327
Brakes
330
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
330
Parking Brake
331
Brake Assist
331
Ride Control Systems
332
StabiliTrak® System
332
Locking Rear Axle
334
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
334
Automatic Level Control
334
Cruise Control
335
Object Detection Systems
338
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
338
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
340
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
342
Fuel
347
Recommended Fuel
348
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
348
California Fuel Requirements
348
Fuels in Foreign Countries
348
Fuel Additives
348
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
349
Filling the Tank
350
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
352
Towing
353
General Towing Information
353
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
353
Trailer Towing
357
Towing Equipment
362
Conversions and Add-Ons
371
Add-On Electrical Equipment
371
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
371
Vehicle Care
375
General Information
376
California Proposition 65 Warning
376
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
377
Accessories and Modifications
377
Vehicle Checks
378
Doing Your Own Service Work
378
Hood
379
Engine Compartment Overview
380
Engine Oil
382
Engine Oil Life System
384
Automatic Transmission Fluid
386
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
389
Cooling System
390
Engine Coolant
391
Engine Overheating
395
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
397
Engine Fan
397
Power Steering Fluid
398
Washer Fluid
399
Brakes
400
Brake Fluid
401
Battery
402
Four-Wheel Drive
403
Front Axle
403
Rear Axle
404
Starter Switch Check
405
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
406
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
406
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
406
Wiper Blade Replacement
407
Glass Replacement
408
Headlamp Aiming
408
Bulb Replacement
410
Halogen Bulbs
410
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
410
License Plate Lamp
411
Replacement Bulbs
412
Electrical System
412
Electrical System Overload
412
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
413
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
413
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
417
Wheels and Tires
420
Tires
420
Tire Sidewall Labeling
421
Tire Designations
423
Tire Terminology and Definitions
425
Tire Pressure
427
Tire Pressure Monitor System
429
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
430
Tire Inspection
433
Tire Rotation
433
When It Is Time for New Tires
434
Buying New Tires
435
Different Size Tires and Wheels
436
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
437
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
439
Wheel Replacement
439
Tire Chains
440
If a Tire Goes Flat
440
Tire Changing
443
Secondary Latch System
453
Full-Size Spare Tire
456
Jump Starting
457
Towing
461
Towing the Vehicle
461
Recreational Vehicle Towing
461
Appearance Care
467
Exterior Care
467
Interior Care
470
Floor Mats
474
Service and Maintenance
475
General Information
475
Scheduled Maintenance
477
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
481
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
481
Maintenance Replacement Parts
483
Maintenance Records
484
Technical Data
489
Vehicle Identification
489
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
489
Service Parts Identification Label
489
Vehicle Data
490
Capacities and Specifications
490
Engine Drive Belt Routing
492
Customer Information
493
Customer Information
494
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
494
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
496
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
497
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
497
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
498
Online Owner Center
498
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
499
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
499
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
501
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
502
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
502
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
503
Service Publications Ordering Information
506
Reporting Safety Defects
507
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
507
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
507
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
508
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
508
Event Data Recorders
508
OnStar®
509
Navigation System
509
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
510
Radio Frequency Statement
510
Index
511
Index_A
511
Index_B
512
Index_C
512
Index_D
513
Index_E
514
Index_F
514
Index_G
515
Index_H
515
Index_I
516
Index_J
516
Index_K
516
Index_L
516
Index_M
517
Index_N
517
Index_O
518
Index_P
518
Index_R
519
Index_S
520
Index_T
521
Index_U
522
Index_V
522
Index_W
522

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban Manual

What contains the 2011 Suburban manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Suburban, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Suburban owners can do

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Suburban year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Suburban (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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