2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual MIn Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Performance and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Keys, Doors and Windows . . . 2-1 Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11 Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-40 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1 Additional Storage Features . . . 4-2 Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-33 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11 Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-22 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1 Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual MDriving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1 Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-16 Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-25 Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 9-28 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-30 Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-32 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35 Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-37 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-39 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-44 Conversions and Add-Ons . . . 9-50 Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-28 Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-34 Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-40 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-78 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-81 Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-83 Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . 11-2 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . . 11-6 Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 11-9 Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1 Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-13 Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1

IntroductionThis manual describes features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle either because they are options that you did not purchase or due to changes subsequent to the printing of this owner manual. Please refer to the purchase documentation relating to your specific vehicle to confirm each of the features found on your vehicle. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name General Motors of Canada Limited for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

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Canadian Vehicle OwnersPropritaires CanadiensA French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer or from: On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en franais auprs du concessionnaire ou l'adresse suivante: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 Numro de poste 6438 de langue franaise www.helminc.com

The names, logos, emblems, slogans, vehicle model names, and vehicle body designs appearing in this manual including, but not limited to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and CRUZE are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

Litho in U.S.A. Part No. 20883227 C Third Printing

2011 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Using this ManualTo quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found.

{ WARNINGThese mean there is something that could hurt you or other people. Notice: This means there is something that could result in property or vehicle damage. This would not be covered by the vehicle's warranty.

SymbolsThe vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gauge, or indicator.

Danger, Warnings, and CautionsWarning messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them. Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death. Warning or Caution indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.

M : This symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information. * : This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information.

A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means Do Not, Do not do this, or Do not let this happen.

IntroductionVehicle Symbol Chart Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the Index.

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or OnStar

9 : Airbag Readiness Light # : Air Conditioning ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS) % : Audio Steering Wheel Controls $:Brake System Warning Light

" : Charging System I : Cruise Control B : Engine Coolant Temperature O : Exterior Lamps # : Fog Lamps . : Fuel Gauge + : Fuses 3 : Headlamp High/Low-BeamChanger

* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp : : Oil Pressure } : Power / : Remote Vehicle Start > : Safety Belt Reminders 7 : Tire Pressure Monitor d : Traction Control M : Windshield Washer Fluid

j : LATCH System Child Restraints

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In Brief

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In BriefInstrument PanelInstrument Panel Overview . . . . 1-2

Initial Drive InformationInitial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 1-9 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Sensing System for Passenger Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10

Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 1-13 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14

Performance and MaintenanceTraction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 StabiliTrak System . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-19 Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 1-20 Driving for Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Roadside Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22

Vehicle FeaturesRadio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . Driver Information Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 1-16 1-16 1-16 1-17 1-17 1-18 1-18 1-18

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Instrument PanelInstrument Panel Overview

In BriefA. Exterior Lamp Controls on page 61. Front Fog Lamps on page 64 (If Equipped). Instrument Panel Illumination Control on page 65. B. Air Vents on page 86. C. Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 62. Turn and LaneChange Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 64. Driver Information Center (DIC) Buttons. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 523. D. Instrument Cluster on page 58. E. Horn on page 53. F. Driver In