2011 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2011 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
5.12 MB

Table of Contents

2011 GMC Savana 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
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Safety Belts
13
Airbag On-Off Switch
14
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Power Outlets
23
Performance and Maintenance
23
StabiliTrak® System
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
24
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
25
OnStar®
26
Keys, Doors and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
33
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Cargo Door Relocking
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
37
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
37
Doors
38
Side Door (60/40 Swing-Out)
38
Sliding Door
39
Rear Doors
40
Vehicle Security
41
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation
41
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Manual Mirrors
43
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
44
Power Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
45
Manual Windows
45
Power Windows
46
Swing-Out Windows
47
Enhanced Technology Glass
47
Sun Visors
48
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
50
Seat Adjustment
50
Power Seat Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Rear Seats
53
Safety Belts
56
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
70
Safety Belt Extender
70
Safety System Check
70
Safety Belt Care
71
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
71
Airbag System
72
Where Are the Airbags?
74
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
76
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
78
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
78
Airbag On-Off Switch
80
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
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
98
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Passenger Sensing System)
107
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Airbag On/Off Switch)
110
Front Storage
115
Instruments and Controls
117
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Horn
119
Windshield Wiper/Washer
120
Compass
120
Clock
122
Power Outlets
124
Cigarette Lighter
125
Ashtrays
125
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
126
Instrument Cluster
127
Speedometer
128
Odometer
128
Trip Odometer
128
Fuel Gauge
129
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
130
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
131
Voltmeter Gauge
131
Safety Belt Reminders
132
Airbag Readiness Light
133
Airbag On-Off Light
134
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
135
Charging System Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
136
Brake System Warning Light
139
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
140
Tow/Haul Mode Light
140
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
141
Tire Pressure Light
141
Engine Oil Pressure Light
142
Security Light
142
High-Beam On Light
142
Cruise Control Light
143
Information Displays
143
Driver Information Center (DIC)
143
Vehicle Messages
148
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
148
Brake System Messages
148
Compass Messages
149
Door Ajar Messages
149
Engine Cooling System Messages
150
Engine Oil Messages
151
Engine Power Messages
151
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
152
Ride Control System Messages
152
Airbag System Messages
154
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
154
Service Vehicle Messages
154
Tire Messages
155
Transmission Messages
155
Vehicle Reminder Messages
156
Vehicle Personalization
156
Lighting
163
Exterior Lighting
163
Exterior Lamp Controls
163
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
164
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
164
Flash-to-Pass
164
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
165
Automatic Headlamp System
165
Hazard Warning Flashers
166
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
166
Interior Lighting
167
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
167
Dome Lamps
167
Reading Lamps
168
Lighting Features
168
Entry/Exit Lighting
168
Battery Load Management
168
Battery Power Protection
169
Infotainment System
171
Introduction
171
Infotainment
171
Theft-Deterrent Feature
173
Operation
173
Radio
177
AM-FM Radio
177
Satellite Radio
179
Radio Reception
181
Fixed Mast Antenna (Multi-Band)
182
Fixed Mast Antenna (Care)
182
Audio Players
182
CD Player
182
Bluetooth
193
Climate Controls
201
Climate Control Systems
201
Rear Heating System
204
Rear Climate Control System
205
Air Vents
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
213
Driving on Wet Roads
214
Highway Hypnosis
215
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
Fast Idle System
228
Engine Heater
229
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
230
Shifting Into Park
230
Shifting Out of Park
231
Parking Over Things That Burn
232
Engine Exhaust
232
Running the Vehicle While Parked
233
Automatic Transmission
233
Automatic Transmission (Six Speed)
233
Automatic Transmission (Four Speed)
236
Manual Mode
239
Tow/Haul Mode
240
Drive Systems
241
All-Wheel Drive
241
Brakes
241
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
241
Parking Brake
242
Ride Control Systems
243
StabiliTrak® System
243
Locking Rear Axle
245
Cruise Control
245
Fuel
248
Recommended Fuel
248
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
248
California Fuel Requirements
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
249
Fuel Additives
249
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
250
Filling the Tank
252
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
253
Towing
254
General Towing Information
254
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
254
Trailer Towing
258
Towing Equipment
262
Conversions and Add-Ons
265
Add-On Electrical Equipment
265
Vehicle Care
267
General Information
269
California Proposition 65 Warning
269
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
269
Accessories and Modifications
270
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
270
Vehicle Checks
272
Doing Your Own Service Work
272
Hood
272
Engine Compartment Overview
274
Engine Oil
276
Engine Oil Life System
280
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
281
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
283
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
286
Cooling System
288
Engine Coolant
288
Engine Overheating
293
Engine Fan
295
Power Steering Fluid
295
Washer Fluid
296
Brakes
296
Brake Fluid
297
Battery
299
All-Wheel Drive
300
Front Axle
300
Rear Axle
301
Noise Control System
302
Starter Switch Check
303
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
303
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
304
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
304
Wiper Blade Replacement
304
Bulb Replacement
305
Halogen Bulbs
305
Headlamps
306
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
307
Taillamps
307
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
308
License Plate Lamp
309
Replacement Bulbs
310
Electrical System
310
Electrical System Overload
310
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
311
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
312
Floor Console Fuse Block
315
Wheels and Tires
318
Tires
318
Tire Sidewall Labeling
319
Tire Terminology and Definitions
321
Tire Pressure
324
Tire Pressure Monitor System
325
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
326
Tire Inspection
330
Tire Rotation
330
Dual Tire Rotation
331
When It Is Time for New Tires
332
Buying New Tires
333
Different Size Tires and Wheels
335
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
335
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
337
Wheel Replacement
337
Tire Chains
338
If a Tire Goes Flat
339
Tire Changing
341
Secondary Latch System
350
Full-Size Spare Tire
352
Jump Starting
352
Towing
357
Towing the Vehicle
357
Recreational Vehicle Towing
357
Appearance Care
360
Exterior Care
360
Interior Care
364
Floor Mats
366
Service and Maintenance
367
General Information
367
Scheduled Maintenance
368
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
373
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
373
Maintenance Replacement Parts
375
Maintenance Records
376
Technical Data
379
Vehicle Identification
379
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
379
Service Parts Identification Label
379
Vehicle Data
380
Capacities and Specifications
380
Engine Drive Belt Routing
382
Customer Information
383
Customer Information
383
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
383
Customer Assistance Offices
385
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
386
Online Owner Center
386
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
387
Roadside Assistance Program
387
Scheduling Service Appointments
389
Courtesy Transportation Program
390
Collision Damage Repair
391
Service Publications Ordering Information
394
Reporting Safety Defects
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
396
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
396
Event Data Recorders
396
OnStar®
397
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
398
Radio Frequency Statement
398
Index
399
Index_A
399
Index_B
400
Index_C
400
Index_D
401
Index_E
402
Index_F
402
Index_G
403
Index_H
403
Index_I
403
Index_J
404
Index_K
404
Index_L
404
Index_M
404
Index_N
405
Index_O
405
Index_P
405
Index_R
406
Index_S
407
Index_T
408
Index_U
409
Index_V
409
Index_W
410

FAQ about the 2011 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2011 Savana manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2011 GMC Savana Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Savana year 2011 free?

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The GMC Savana (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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