2011 Chevrolet Volt Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Volt owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Volt
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
6.54 MB

Table of Contents

2011 Chevrolet Volt Owner Manual
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
11
Door Locks
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
21
Navigation System
21
Power Outlets
22
Battery and Efficiency
22
High Voltage Safety Information
22
Charging
23
Fueling
25
Total Vehicle Range
26
Regenerative Braking
26
Service
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control System (TCS)
26
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
28
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 Start
39
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
42
Hatch
42
Vehicle Security
44
Anti-Theft Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
47
Windows
47
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
49
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
54
Seat Adjustment
54
Reclining Seatbacks
54
Heated Front Seats
56
Rear Seats
58
Safety Belts
60
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
69
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
73
Safety Belt Extender
73
Safety System Check
73
Safety Belt Care
74
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
74
Airbag System
75
Where Are the Airbags?
77
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
81
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
89
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
94
Where to Put the Restraint
96
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
97
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
104
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
106
Storage
111
Storage Compartments
111
Instrument Panel Storage
111
Glove Box
111
Floor Console Storage
111
Umbrella Storage
112
Additional Storage Features
112
Cargo Cover
112
Instruments and Controls
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Horn
119
Windshield Wiper/Washer
119
Power Outlets
120
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
121
Instrument Cluster
121
Speedometer
127
Odometer
127
Trip Odometer
127
Compass
127
Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
127
Fuel Gauge
128
Driver Efficiency Gauge
128
Total Vehicle Range
128
Safety Belt Reminders
129
Airbag Readiness Light
130
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
130
Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
131
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
131
Brake System Warning Light
134
Electric Parking Brake Light
134
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
135
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
135
Sport Mode Light
136
Mountain Mode Light
136
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
136
Tire Pressure Light
137
Engine Oil Pressure Light
137
Low Fuel Warning Light
138
Security Light
138
High-Beam On Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
139
Door, Hood, or Hatch Open Light
139
Information Displays
140
Center Stack Display
140
Power Flows
140
Charging
142
Energy Information
149
Clock
150
Driver Information Center (DIC)
150
Vehicle Messages
152
Battery and Charging Messages
153
Brake System Messages
153
Cruise Control Messages
154
Door Ajar Messages
154
Drive Mode Messages
154
Electric Drive Unit Messages
155
Engine Cooling System Messages
155
Engine Oil Messages
155
Fuel System Messages
155
Key and Lock Messages
156
Lamp Messages
157
Object Detection System Messages
157
Propulsion Power Messages
157
Ride Control System Messages
158
Airbag System Messages
158
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
158
Service Vehicle Messages
158
Starting the Vehicle Messages
159
Tire Messages
159
Vehicle Speed Messages
160
Washer Fluid Messages
160
Vehicle Personalization
160
Universal Remote System
167
Universal Remote System Programming
167
Universal Remote System Operation
170
Lighting
171
Exterior Lighting
171
Exterior Lamp Controls
171
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
172
Pedestrian Friendly Alert
172
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
173
Hazard Warning Flashers
174
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Interior Lighting
175
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
175
Dome Lamps
175
Reading Lamps
175
Lighting Features
175
Entry Lighting
175
Exit Lighting
175
Battery Power Protection
176
Infotainment System
177
Introduction
177
Infotainment
177
Theft-Deterrent Feature
178
Overview
178
Radio
184
AM-FM Radio
184
Satellite Radio
189
Radio Reception
191
Multi-Band Antenna
191
Audio Players
192
CD/DVD Player
192
MP3
197
Hard Drive Device (HDD)
200
Auxiliary Devices
212
Navigation
212
Using the Navigation System
212
Maps
218
Navigation Symbols
220
Destination
224
OnStar® Destination Download
235
Configure Menu
237
Global Positioning System (GPS)
244
Vehicle Positioning
245
Problems with Route Guidance
246
If the System Needs Service
246
Ordering Map DVDs
246
Database Coverage Explanations
247
Voice Recognition
247
Phone
254
Bluetooth
254
Climate Controls
271
Climate Control Systems
271
Automatic Climate Control System
271
Air Vents
278
Driving and Operating
279
Driving Information
280
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
280
Defensive Driving
282
Drunk Driving
282
Control of a Vehicle
283
Braking
284
Steering
285
Off-Road Recovery
286
Loss of Control
286
Driving on Wet Roads
287
Highway Hypnosis
288
Hill and Mountain Roads
288
Winter Driving
289
If the Vehicle is Stuck
291
Vehicle Load Limits
291
Starting and Operating
296
New Vehicle Break-In
296
Power Button
296
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
297
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
299
Shifting Into Park
299
Shifting Out of Park
300
Parking Over Things That Burn
300
Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
301
System Operation
301
Electric Mode
301
Extended Range Mode
301
Driver Selected Operating Modes
302
Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable
304
Maintenance Modes
304
Engine Exhaust
306
Running the Vehicle While Parked
306
Electric Drive Unit
307
Brakes
309
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
309
Electric Parking Brake
310
Regenerative Braking
311
Ride Control Systems
312
Traction Control System (TCS)
312
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
313
Cruise Control
314
Object Detection Systems
317
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
317
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
319
Charging
322
Plug-In Charging
322
Delayed Charging Override
325
Charging Status Feedback
325
Charge Cord
327
Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
329
Fuel
330
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
331
California Fuel Requirements
331
Fuels in Foreign Countries
331
Fuel Additives
332
Filling the Tank
333
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
334
Towing
335
General Towing Information
335
Conversions and Add-Ons
335
Add-On Electrical Equipment
335
Vehicle Care
337
General Information
338
California Proposition 65 Warning
338
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
338
Accessories and Modifications
339
Lifting the Vehicle
339
Vehicle Checks
342
Doing Your Own Service Work
342
Hood
343
Engine Compartment Overview
344
Engine Oil
345
Engine Oil Life System
348
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
349
Cooling System (Engine)
351
Cooling System (High Voltage Battery)
352
Cooling System (Power Electronics and Charger Modules)
352
Engine Coolant
353
Engine Overheating
356
Power Steering Fluid
356
Washer Fluid
356
Brakes
357
Brake Fluid
358
Battery
360
Propulsion System Start Check
361
Electrical Drive Unit Shift Lock Control Function Check
361
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
362
Wiper Blade Replacement
362
Headlamp Aiming
363
Bulb Replacement
365
Halogen Bulbs
365
Headlamps
366
Back-Up Lamps
367
License Plate Lamp
367
Replacement Bulbs
368
Electrical System
368
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
368
Electrical System Overload
369
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
369
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left Side)
373
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right Side)
375
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
377
Wheels and Tires
378
Tires
378
Winter Tires
379
Tire Sidewall Labeling
380
Tire Designations
381
Tire Terminology and Definitions
381
Tire Pressure
384
Tire Pressure Monitor System
385
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
386
Tire Inspection
390
Tire Rotation
390
When It Is Time for New Tires
391
Buying New Tires
392
Different Size Tires and Wheels
394
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
394
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
396
Wheel Replacement
396
Tire Chains
397
If a Tire Goes Flat
398
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
399
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
406
Jump Starting
407
Towing
413
Towing the Vehicle
413
Recreational Vehicle Towing
415
Appearance Care
417
Exterior Care
417
Interior Care
421
Floor Mats
424
Service and Maintenance
427
General Information
427
Scheduled Maintenance
429
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
432
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
432
Maintenance Replacement Parts
433
Maintenance Records
434
Technical Data
437
Vehicle Identification
437
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
437
Service Parts Identification Label
437
Vehicle Data
438
Capacities and Specifications
438
Engine Drive Belt Routing
439
Customer Information
441
Customer Information
441
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
441
Customer Assistance Offices
443
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
444
Online Owner Center
444
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
445
Roadside Assistance Program
446
Scheduling Service Appointments
448
Courtesy Transportation Program
448
Collision Damage Repair
450
Service Publications Ordering Information
452
Trademarks and License Agreements
453
Open Source Information
462
Reporting Safety Defects
463
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
463
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
463
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
464
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
464
Event Data Recorders
464
OnStar®
465
Navigation System
465
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
466
Radio Frequency Statement
466
Index
467
Index_A
467
Index_B
467
Index_C
468
Index_D
469
Index_E
469
Index_F
470
Index_G
471
Index_H
471
Index_I
471
Index_J
472
Index_K
472
Index_L
472
Index_M
473
Index_N
473
Index_O
473
Index_P
474
Index_R
474
Index_S
475
Index_T
476
Index_U
477
Index_V
477
Index_W
477

FAQ about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Manual

What contains the 2011 Volt manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Volt year 2011 free?

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The Chevrolet Volt (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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