2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Traverse owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Traverse
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.43 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Traverse 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
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
15
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
24
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
25
Navigation System
25
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
25
Storage Compartments
26
Power Outlets
26
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
StabiliTrak® System
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Liftgate
41
Vehicle Security
45
Anti-Theft Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
49
Blind Spot Mirrors
49
Park Tilt Mirrors
51
Interior Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Roof
55
Sunroof
55
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
59
Seat Adjustment
59
Power Seat Adjustment
60
Lumbar Adjustment
62
Reclining Seatbacks
63
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
65
Rear Seats
66
Third Row Seats
69
Safety Belts
72
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
81
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
86
Safety Belt Extender
86
Safety System Check
86
Safety Belt Care
87
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
87
Airbag System
88
Where Are the Airbags?
90
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
91
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
93
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
94
Passenger Sensing System
95
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
100
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Airbag System Check
102
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
102
Child Restraints
103
Older Children
103
Infants and Young Children
105
Child Restraint Systems
108
Where to Put the Restraint
110
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
111
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
119
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
119
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
121
Storage
125
Storage Compartments
125
Instrument Panel Storage
125
Glove Box
125
Cupholders
125
Armrest Storage
125
Center Console Storage
126
Floor Console Storage
126
Additional Storage Features
127
Cargo Cover
127
Cargo Tie Downs
127
Cargo Management System
127
Convenience Net
128
Roof Rack System
129
Instruments and Controls
131
Controls
132
Steering Wheel Adjustment
132
Steering Wheel Controls
132
Horn
135
Windshield Wiper/Washer
135
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
136
Compass
136
Clock
138
Power Outlets
139
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
141
Instrument Cluster
142
Speedometer
143
Odometer
143
Tachometer
143
Fuel Gauge
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
144
Voltmeter Gauge
144
Safety Belt Reminders
145
Airbag Readiness Light
145
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
146
Charging System Light
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
147
Brake System Warning Light
150
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
151
Tow/Haul Mode Light
151
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
152
Tire Pressure Light
152
Engine Oil Pressure Light
153
Security Light
153
High-Beam On Light
154
Cruise Control Light
154
Information Displays
154
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
154
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
159
Vehicle Messages
162
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
162
Brake System Messages
163
Cruise Control Messages
163
Door Ajar Messages
163
Engine Cooling System Messages
164
Engine Oil Messages
165
Engine Power Messages
165
Fuel System Messages
165
Key and Lock Messages
166
Lamp Messages
166
Object Detection System Messages
166
Ride Control System Messages
167
Airbag System Messages
167
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
168
Service Vehicle Messages
168
Tire Messages
168
Transmission Messages
169
Vehicle Reminder Messages
170
Vehicle Speed Messages
170
Washer Fluid Messages
170
Vehicle Personalization
171
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
171
Universal Remote System
178
Universal Remote System Programming
178
Universal Remote System Operation
182
Lighting
183
Exterior Lighting
183
Exterior Lamp Controls
183
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
184
Flash-to-Pass
184
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
185
Delayed Headlamps
185
Hazard Warning Flashers
185
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
186
Interior Lighting
186
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
186
Courtesy Lamps
187
Dome Lamps
187
Reading Lamps
187
Lighting Features
188
Entry Lighting
188
Delayed Entry Lighting
188
Delayed Exit Lighting
188
Parade Dimming
189
Battery Load Management
189
Battery Power Protection
190
Infotainment System
191
Introduction
191
Infotainment
191
Theft-Deterrent Feature
192
Operation
192
Radio
196
AM-FM Radio
196
Satellite Radio
198
Radio Reception
201
Multi-Band Antenna
202
Audio Players
202
CD Player
202
CD/DVD Player
204
MP3 (Radios with CD/USB)
211
MP3 (Radios with CD/DVD)
218
Auxiliary Devices
224
Rear Seat Infotainment
226
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
226
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
235
Phone
237
Bluetooth
237
Climate Controls
245
Climate Control Systems
245
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
248
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
254
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
255
Air Vents
256
Maintenance
257
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
257
Driving and Operating
259
Driving Information
260
Defensive Driving
260
Drunk Driving
260
Control of a Vehicle
261
Braking
261
Steering
262
Off-Road Recovery
263
Loss of Control
264
Driving on Wet Roads
265
Highway Hypnosis
266
Hill and Mountain Roads
266
Winter Driving
267
If the Vehicle is Stuck
269
Vehicle Load Limits
270
Starting and Operating
274
New Vehicle Break-In
274
Ignition Positions
275
Starting the Engine
276
Engine Heater
278
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
278
Shifting Into Park
279
Shifting Out of Park
280
Parking Over Things That Burn
281
Engine Exhaust
281
Running the Vehicle While Parked
282
Automatic Transmission
282
Manual Mode
284
Tow/Haul Mode
285
Drive Systems
286
All-Wheel Drive
286
Brakes
286
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
286
Parking Brake
287
Brake Assist
288
Ride Control Systems
288
StabiliTrak® System
288
Cruise Control
290
Object Detection Systems
292
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
292
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
294
Fuel
299
Recommended Fuel
299
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
299
California Fuel Requirements
300
Fuels in Foreign Countries
300
Fuel Additives
300
Filling the Tank
301
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
303
Towing
303
General Towing Information
303
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
304
Trailer Towing
308
Towing Equipment
310
Conversions and Add-Ons
312
Add-On Electrical Equipment
312
Vehicle Care
313
General Information
314
California Proposition 65 Warning
315
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
315
Accessories and Modifications
315
Vehicle Checks
316
Doing Your Own Service Work
316
Hood
317
Engine Compartment Overview
318
Engine Cover
319
Engine Oil
320
Engine Oil Life System
323
Automatic Transmission Fluid
324
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
324
Cooling System
326
Engine Coolant
327
Engine Overheating
330
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
332
Power Steering Fluid
333
Washer Fluid
333
Brakes
334
Brake Fluid
335
Battery
337
Starter Switch Check
338
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
338
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
339
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
339
Wiper Blade Replacement
340
Headlamp Aiming
340
Bulb Replacement
341
Halogen Bulbs
341
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Stoplamps
341
Replacement Bulbs
342
Electrical System
343
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
343
Electrical System Overload
343
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
344
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
344
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
347
Wheels and Tires
350
Tires
350
Tire Sidewall Labeling
351
Tire Designations
353
Tire Terminology and Definitions
353
Tire Pressure
356
Tire Pressure Monitor System
358
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
359
Tire Inspection
362
Tire Rotation
362
When It Is Time for New Tires
363
Buying New Tires
364
Different Size Tires and Wheels
366
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
366
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
368
Wheel Replacement
368
Tire Chains
369
If a Tire Goes Flat
370
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
372
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
379
Tire Changing
380
Secondary Latch System
389
Compact Spare Tire
391
Jump Starting
392
Towing
396
Towing the Vehicle
396
Recreational Vehicle Towing
396
Appearance Care
399
Exterior Care
399
Interior Care
403
Floor Mats
406
Service and Maintenance
409
General Information
409
Scheduled Maintenance
410
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
414
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
414
Maintenance Replacement Parts
415
Maintenance Records
416
Technical Data
419
Vehicle Identification
419
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
419
Service Parts Identification Label
419
Vehicle Data
420
Capacities and Specifications
420
Engine Drive Belt Routing
421
Customer Information
423
Customer Information
423
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
423
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
425
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
427
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
427
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
428
Online Owner Center
428
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
429
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
429
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
431
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
432
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
432
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
433
Service Publications Ordering Information
436
Reporting Safety Defects
437
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
437
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
437
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
438
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
438
Event Data Recorders
438
OnStar®
439
Navigation System
439
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
440
Radio Frequency Statement
440
Index
441
Index_A
441
Index_B
442
Index_C
442
Index_D
443
Index_E
444
Index_F
444
Index_G
445
Index_H
445
Index_I
446
Index_J
446
Index_K
446
Index_L
446
Index_M
447
Index_N
447
Index_O
447
Index_P
448
Index_R
448
Index_S
449
Index_T
450
Index_U
451
Index_V
451
Index_W
452

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

What contains the 2011 Traverse manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Traverse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Traverse year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Traverse (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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