2011 GMC Terrain Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.73 MB

Table of Contents

2011 GMC Terrain Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
5
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Heated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Parking Brake
22
Transmission
23
Vehicle Features
24
Radio(s)
24
Satellite Radio
25
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
26
Cruise Control
26
Navigation System
27
Driver Information Center (DIC)
27
Vehicle Personalization
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
28
Roof Rack System
28
Power Outlets
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
StabiliTrak® System
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Engine Oil Life System
30
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
31
OnStar®
32
Keys, Doors and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Safety Locks
42
Doors
42
Liftgate (Manual)
42
Liftgate (Power)
43
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-Theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
49
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
51
Sun Visors
52
Roof
52
Sunroof
52
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Heated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
68
Lap-Shoulder Belt
74
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
78
Safety Belt Extender
78
Safety System Check
78
Safety Belt Care
79
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
79
Airbag System
80
Where Are the Airbags?
82
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
85
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
85
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
85
Passenger Sensing System
87
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Airbag System Check
93
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
94
Child Restraints
94
Older Children
94
Infants and Young Children
97
Child Restraint Systems
99
Where to Put the Restraint
101
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
103
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
108
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat )
109
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
111
Storage
115
Storage Compartments
115
Instrument Panel Storage
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholders
115
Center Console Storage
115
Additional Storage Features
116
Cargo Cover
116
Cargo Tie-Downs
116
Convenience Net
116
Roof Rack System
116
Instruments and Controls
119
Controls
120
Steering Wheel Adjustment
120
Steering Wheel Controls
120
Horn
121
Windshield Wiper/Washer
121
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
122
Compass
122
Clock (With Date Display)
123
Clock (Without Date Display)
124
Power Outlets
124
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
125
Instrument Cluster
126
Speedometer
127
Odometer
127
Tachometer
127
Fuel Gauge
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
128
Safety Belt Reminders
128
Airbag Readiness Light
129
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
129
Charging System Light
130
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
131
Brake System Warning Light
133
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
134
Traction Off Light
134
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
134
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
135
Tire Pressure Light
135
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Fuel Economy Light
136
Low Fuel Warning Light
137
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
137
Front Fog Lamp Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Information Displays
138
Driver Information Center (DIC)
138
Vehicle Messages
142
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
142
Brake System Messages
142
Compass Messages
142
Cruise Control Messages
143
Door Ajar Messages
143
Engine Cooling System Messages
143
Engine Oil Messages
144
Engine Power Messages
144
Fuel System Messages
145
Key and Lock Messages
145
Object Detection System Messages
145
Ride Control System Messages
145
Airbag System Messages
146
Safety Belt Messages
146
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
146
Service Vehicle Messages
146
Tire Messages
146
Transmission Messages
147
Vehicle Reminder Messages
147
Vehicle Personalization
148
Lighting
153
Exterior Lighting
153
Exterior Lamp Controls
153
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
154
Flash-to-Pass
154
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
154
Automatic Headlamp System
155
Hazard Warning Flashers
155
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
155
Fog Lamps
156
Interior Lighting
156
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
156
Dome Lamps
156
Reading Lamps
157
Lighting Features
157
Entry Lighting
157
Battery Load Management
157
Infotainment System
159
Introduction
159
Infotainment
159
Theft-Deterrent Feature
160
Overview (Radio with CD)
161
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
163
Operation
165
Radio
169
AM-FM Radio
169
Satellite Radio
172
Radio Reception
176
Multi-Band Antenna
176
Audio Players
177
CD Player
177
CD/DVD Player
179
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
182
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
186
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
189
Rear Seat Infotainment
191
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
191
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
201
Phone
203
Bluetooth (Overview)
203
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
204
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
209
Climate Controls
221
Climate Control Systems
221
Automatic Climate Control System
223
Air Vents
225
Maintenance
226
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
226
Driving and Operating
227
Driving Information
228
Defensive Driving
228
Drunk Driving
228
Control of a Vehicle
229
Braking
229
Steering
230
Off-Road Recovery
232
Loss of Control
232
Off-Road Driving
233
Driving on Wet Roads
243
Highway Hypnosis
244
Hill and Mountain Roads
244
Winter Driving
245
If the Vehicle is Stuck
247
Vehicle Load Limits
247
Starting and Operating
252
New Vehicle Break-In
252
Ignition Positions
253
Starting the Engine
255
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
256
Engine Coolant Heater
256
Shifting Into Park
257
Shifting Out of Park
258
Running the Vehicle While Parked
259
Automatic Transmission
260
Manual Mode
261
Fuel Economy Mode
262
Drive Systems
263
All-Wheel Drive
263
Brakes
263
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
263
Parking Brake
264
Brake Assist
265
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
265
Ride Control Systems
265
Traction Control System (TCS)
265
StabiliTrak® System
267
Cruise Control
268
Object Detection Systems
271
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
271
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
273
Fuel
278
Recommended Fuel
278
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
278
California Fuel Requirements
279
Fuels in Foreign Countries
279
Fuel Additives
279
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
280
Filling the Tank
281
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
283
Towing
283
General Towing Information
283
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
284
Trailer Towing
287
Towing Equipment
289
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
290
Conversions and Add-Ons
290
Add-On Electrical Equipment
290
Vehicle Care
291
General Information
292
California Proposition 65 Warning
292
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
293
Accessories and Modifications
293
Vehicle Checks
294
Doing Your Own Service Work
294
Hood
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Cover
300
Engine Oil
300
Engine Oil Life System
304
Automatic Transmission Fluid
305
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
305
Cooling System
306
Engine Coolant
307
Engine Overheating
311
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
313
Power Steering Fluid (3.0L V6 Engine)
313
Washer Fluid
313
Brakes
314
Brake Fluid
315
Battery
317
All-Wheel Drive
317
Starter Switch Check
318
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
318
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
319
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
319
Wiper Blade Replacement
320
Headlamp Aiming
321
Bulb Replacement
323
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
324
Fog Lamps
325
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
325
License Plate Lamp
328
Replacement Bulbs
328
Electrical System
329
Fuses
329
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
330
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
332
Wheels and Tires
335
Tires
335
Tire Sidewall Labeling
335
Tire Designations
338
Tire Terminology and Definitions
338
Tire Pressure
341
Tire Pressure Monitor System
342
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
344
Tire Inspection
347
Tire Rotation
347
When It Is Time for New Tires
348
Buying New Tires
349
Different Size Tires and Wheels
351
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
351
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
353
Wheel Replacement
353
Tire Chains
355
If a Tire Goes Flat
355
Tire Changing
357
Compact Spare Tire
364
Jump Starting
365
Towing
369
Towing the Vehicle
369
Recreational Vehicle Towing
369
Appearance Care
372
Exterior Care
372
Interior Care
376
Floor Mats
379
Service and Maintenance
381
General Information
381
Scheduled Maintenance
382
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
386
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
386
Maintenance Replacement Parts
388
Maintenance Records
389
Technical Data
393
Vehicle Identification
393
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
393
Service Parts Identification Label
393
Vehicle Data
394
Capacities and Specifications
394
Engine Drive Belt Routing
396
Customer Information
397
Customer Information
397
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
397
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
399
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
400
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
402
Online Owner Center
402
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
403
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
403
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
405
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
406
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
406
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
407
Service Publications Ordering Information
410
Reporting Safety Defects
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
412
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
412
Event Data Recorders
412
OnStar®
413
Navigation System
413
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
414
Radio Frequency Statement
414
Index
415
Index_A
415
Index_B
416
Index_C
416
Index_D
417
Index_E
418
Index_F
418
Index_G
419
Index_H
419
Index_I
420
Index_J
420
Index_K
420
Index_L
420
Index_M
421
Index_N
421
Index_O
421
Index_P
422
Index_R
422
Index_S
423
Index_T
424
Index_U
425
Index_V
425
Index_W
426

FAQ about the 2011 GMC Terrain Manual

What contains the 2011 Terrain manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your GMC Terrain, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2011 GMC Terrain Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Terrain 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 Terrain (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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