2011 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2011 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(8)

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Size:
5.52 MB

Table of Contents

2011 GMC Acadia/Acadia Denali 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
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
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
Storage Compartments
25
Power Outlets
26
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
StabiliTrak® System
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
28
OnStar®
29
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
40
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
41
Liftgate
42
Vehicle Security
45
Anti-Theft Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
50
Automatic Dimming Mirror
50
Park Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
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
87
Safety System Check
87
Safety Belt Care
88
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
88
Airbag System
89
Where Are the Airbags?
91
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
94
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
94
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
95
Passenger Sensing System
97
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Airbag System Check
103
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
104
Child Restraints
104
Older Children
104
Infants and Young Children
107
Child Restraint Systems
109
Where to Put the Restraint
111
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
113
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
120
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
121
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
123
Storage
127
Storage Compartments
127
Instrument Panel Storage
127
Glove Box
127
Cupholders
127
Armrest Storage
127
Center Console Storage
128
Floor Console Storage
128
Additional Storage Features
129
Cargo Cover
129
Cargo Tie Downs
129
Cargo Management System
129
Convenience Net
130
Roof Rack System
131
Instruments and Controls
133
Controls
134
Steering Wheel Adjustment
134
Steering Wheel Controls
134
Horn
136
Windshield Wiper/Washer
137
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
138
Compass
138
Clock
140
Power Outlets
141
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
143
Instrument Cluster
144
Speedometer
145
Odometer
145
Tachometer
145
Fuel Gauge
145
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
146
Voltmeter Gauge
146
Safety Belt Reminders
147
Airbag Readiness Light
147
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
148
Charging System Light
149
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Brake System Warning Light
152
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
153
Tow/Haul Mode Light
154
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
154
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
154
Tire Pressure Light
155
Engine Oil Pressure Light
155
Security Light
156
High-Beam On Light
156
Front Fog Lamp Light
156
Cruise Control Light
156
Information Displays
157
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
157
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
162
Head-Up Display (HUD)
165
Vehicle Messages
169
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
169
Brake System Messages
170
Cruise Control Messages
170
Door Ajar Messages
170
Engine Cooling System Messages
171
Engine Oil Messages
172
Engine Power Messages
173
Fuel System Messages
173
Key and Lock Messages
173
Lamp Messages
173
Object Detection System Messages
174
Ride Control System Messages
174
Airbag System Messages
175
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
175
Service Vehicle Messages
175
Tire Messages
176
Transmission Messages
177
Vehicle Reminder Messages
178
Vehicle Speed Messages
178
Washer Fluid Messages
178
Vehicle Personalization
179
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
179
Universal Remote System
187
Universal Remote System Programming
187
Universal Remote System Operation
191
Lighting
193
Exterior Lighting
193
Exterior Lamp Controls
193
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
194
Flash-to-Pass
195
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
195
Hazard Warning Flashers
195
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
196
Fog Lamps
196
Interior Lighting
197
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
197
Courtesy Lamps
197
Dome Lamps
197
Reading Lamps
197
Lighting Features
198
Entry Lighting
198
Delayed Entry Lighting
198
Delayed Exit Lighting
199
Parade Dimming
199
Battery Load Management
199
Battery Power Protection
200
Infotainment System
201
Introduction
201
Infotainment
201
Theft-Deterrent Feature
202
Operation
202
Radio
207
AM-FM Radio
207
Satellite Radio
208
Radio Reception
212
Multi-Band Antenna
213
Audio Players
214
CD Player
214
CD/DVD Player
216
MP3 (Radios with CD/USB)
224
MP3 (Radios with CD/DVD)
230
Auxiliary Devices
237
Rear Seat Infotainment
239
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
239
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
248
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
250
Phone
250
Bluetooth
250
Climate Controls
259
Climate Control Systems
259
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
262
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
268
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
269
Air Vents
270
Maintenance
271
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
271
Driving and Operating
273
Driving Information
274
Defensive Driving
274
Drunk Driving
274
Control of a Vehicle
275
Braking
275
Steering
276
Off-Road Recovery
277
Loss of Control
278
Driving on Wet Roads
279
Highway Hypnosis
280
Hill and Mountain Roads
280
Winter Driving
281
If the Vehicle is Stuck
283
Vehicle Load Limits
284
Starting and Operating
289
New Vehicle Break-In
289
Ignition Positions
290
Starting the Engine
291
Engine Heater
292
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
293
Shifting Into Park
293
Shifting Out of Park
295
Parking Over Things That Burn
295
Engine Exhaust
296
Running the Vehicle While Parked
296
Automatic Transmission
297
Manual Mode
299
Tow/Haul Mode
300
Drive Systems
300
All-Wheel Drive
300
Brakes
301
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
301
Parking Brake
302
Brake Assist
302
Ride Control Systems
303
StabiliTrak® System
303
Cruise Control
305
Object Detection Systems
307
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
307
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
309
Fuel
314
Recommended Fuel
314
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
314
California Fuel Requirements
315
Fuels in Foreign Countries
315
Fuel Additives
315
Filling the Tank
316
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
318
Towing
318
General Towing Information
318
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
319
Trailer Towing
324
Towing Equipment
326
Conversions and Add-Ons
328
Add-On Electrical Equipment
328
Vehicle Care
329
General Information
330
California Proposition 65 Warning
331
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
331
Accessories and Modifications
331
Vehicle Checks
332
Doing Your Own Service Work
332
Hood
333
Engine Compartment Overview
334
Engine Cover
335
Engine Oil
336
Engine Oil Life System
339
Automatic Transmission Fluid
341
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
341
Cooling System
343
Engine Coolant
343
Engine Overheating
347
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
350
Power Steering Fluid
350
Washer Fluid
351
Brakes
352
Brake Fluid
353
Battery
354
All-Wheel Drive
355
Starter Switch Check
355
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
356
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
356
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
356
Wiper Blade Replacement
357
Windshield Replacement
357
Headlamp Aiming
358
Bulb Replacement
358
Halogen Bulbs
358
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
358
License Plate Lamp
359
Replacement Bulbs
359
Electrical System
359
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
359
Electrical System Overload
360
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
360
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
361
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
363
Wheels and Tires
366
Tires
366
Tire Sidewall Labeling
367
Tire Designations
369
Tire Terminology and Definitions
370
Tire Pressure
373
Tire Pressure Monitor System
375
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
376
Tire Inspection
379
Tire Rotation
380
When It Is Time for New Tires
381
Buying New Tires
382
Different Size Tires and Wheels
384
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
385
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
387
Wheel Replacement
387
Tire Chains
388
If a Tire Goes Flat
389
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
391
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
398
Tire Changing
399
Secondary Latch System
408
Compact Spare Tire
410
Jump Starting
411
Towing
415
Towing the Vehicle
415
Recreational Vehicle Towing
415
Appearance Care
418
Exterior Care
418
Interior Care
423
Floor Mats
426
Service and Maintenance
429
General Information
429
Scheduled Maintenance
430
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
435
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
435
Maintenance Replacement Parts
437
Maintenance Records
438
Technical Data
441
Vehicle Identification
441
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
441
Service Parts Identification Label
441
Vehicle Data
442
Capacities and Specifications
442
Engine Drive Belt Routing
443
Customer Information
445
Customer Information
445
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
445
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
447
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
449
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
450
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
450
Online Owner Center
451
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
452
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
452
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
454
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
455
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
455
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
457
Service Publications Ordering Information
459
Reporting Safety Defects
460
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
460
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
461
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
461
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
462
Event Data Recorders
462
OnStar®
463
Navigation System
463
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
463
Radio Frequency Statement
464
Index
465
Index_A
465
Index_B
466
Index_C
466
Index_D
467
Index_E
468
Index_F
469
Index_G
469
Index_H
470
Index_I
470
Index_J
470
Index_K
470
Index_L
471
Index_M
472
Index_N
472
Index_O
473
Index_P
473
Index_R
474
Index_S
475
Index_T
476
Index_U
477
Index_V
477
Index_W
478

FAQ about the 2011 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2011 Acadia manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Acadia
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Acadia owners can do

Where to download the 2011 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia (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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