2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

2011 Chevrolet Malibu manual table of contents:

  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual M In Brief ...1-1 Instrument Panel ...1-2 Initial Drive Information ...1-4 Vehicle Features ...1-15 Performance and Maintenance ... Information ...10-2 Vehicle Checks ...10-4 Headlamp Aiming ...10-29 Bulb Replacement ...10-30 Electrical System ...10-35 Wheels and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    2011 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual M Service and Maintenance ...11-1 General Information ...11-1 Scheduled Maintenance ...11-2 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts ...11-6 Maintenance Records ...11-8 Technical Data ...12-1 Vehicle Identification ...12-1 Vehicle Data ...12-2 Customer ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...name "General Motors of Canada Limited" for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. Keep ...including, but not limited to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, MALIBU, and the MALIBU Emblem are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...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 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the Index. v # : Fog Lamps . : Fuel Gauge + : Fuses 3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer or ... : Brake System Warning Light " : Charging System I : Cruise Control B : Engine Coolant Temperature O : Exterior Lamps j : LATCH System Child Restraints *...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    vi Introduction 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...20 Tire Pressure Monitor ...1-20 Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit ...1-21 Engine Oil Life System ...1-21 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) ...1-21 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...1-21 Roadside Assistance Program ...1-22 OnStar® ...1-23 Vehicle Features Radio(s) ...Satellite Radio ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    1-2 In Brief Instrument Panel
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...Infotainment on page 7‑1. G. Instrument Panel Illumination Control on page 6‑5. H. Driver Compartment Storage. See Front Storage on page 4‑2. I. Hood Release. See Hood on page 10‑5. J. Cruise Control on page 9‑32. Driver Information Center (DIC) Buttons. See Driver Information Center (DIC)...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... of the features which can be found later in this owner manual. Remote Vehicle Start Press K to unlock the driver ... five seconds to unlock all remaining doors. Press With this feature the engine can be started from outside of the vehicle. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System The RKE transmitter is ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running. The doors will be locked and the climate control system may come on. The engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps... be extended only once. 1-5 Door Locks Manual Locks From inside the vehicle slide the door...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    1-6 In Brief Height Adjustment Seatback Adjustment Seat Adjustment Manual Seats Seat Position To adjust the seat position: 1. Lift the bar under the front of the seat cushion to unlock the seat. 2. Slide the seat to the desired position and release the bar. 3. Try to move the seat back and forth ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    .... 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. See "Manual Reclining Seatbacks" under Reclining Seatbacks on page 3‑5. 1-7...by sliding the control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front or rear part of the seat cushion by moving the front or rear of the horizontal control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... See Rear Seats on page 3‑8 for more information. Heated Seats A. Increase Lumbar Support Control B. Decrease Lumbar Support Control If available, press the front (A) or rear (B) of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. Release the control when the desired level of support is ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... the top of the switch again to go to the low heat setting. The indicator light "1" will be lit. Press the bottom of the switch to turn the feature off. The heated seats are canceled when the ignition is turned off. For more information, see Heated Front Seats on page 3‑7. 1-9 Safety Belts ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... rearview mirror will automatically reduce the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind. The dimming feature comes on and the indicator light illuminates each time the ignition is turned to start. See Manual Rearview Mirror on page 2‑14. Canada and Mexico See...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... Lighting Dome Lamps The dome lamps come on when any door is opened. They turn off after all the doors are closed. To turn the dome lamps on manually, turn the instrument panel brightness knob, located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column, clockwise to the farthest position. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...on page 6‑3. Fog Lamps on page 6‑4. . . . P: Briefly turn to this position to manually turn the automatic lamp control off or on. In Canada,...during daytime, and the headlamps, parking lamps, and taillamps at night. ;: Manual operation of the parking lamps and taillamps. 2: Manual operation of...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    In Brief 1-13 Climate Controls A. Fan Control B. Air Recirculation C. Temperature Control D. Outside Air E. Air Delivery Mode Control F. Air Conditioning G. Rear Window Defogger See Climate Control Systems on page 8‑1 (If Equipped).
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    1-14 In Brief Automatic Climate Control System (If Equipped) A. Fan Control B. Air Conditioning C. Air Recirculation D. Outside Air E. Rear Window Defogger F. Air Delivery Mode Control G. Display H. Temperature Control See Automatic Climate Control System on page 8‑5 (If Equipped).
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...Shift Control (DSC) This position allows you to change gears similar to a manual transmission. To use ...Move the shift lever from D (Drive) rearward to M (Manual). Vehicle Features Radio(s) Radio with CD (MP3)... the − (minus) end of the button to downshift. See Manual Mode on page 9‑25. O : Press...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... a Single CD (MP3) player: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN. 2. Press 3. O to turn the radio on. Press H and the HR,... or decrease the time or date by turning f clockwise or counterclockwise. For detailed instructions on setting the clock for your specific audio system, see Clock ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... in digital-quality sound. A fee is required to receive the XM service. For more information, refer to: . Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary ... before it can be used in the vehicle. Not all phones will support all functions. For more information, visit www.gm.com/bluetooth. For more information, see ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...and off. RES+: Press briefly to make the vehicle resume a previously set speed or press and hold to accelerate. SET−: Press to set the speed and activate cruise control or make the vehicle decelerate. For more information, see Cruise Control on page 9‑32. Cruise Control If equipped, some audio ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... Center (DIC) on page 5‑22. Power Outlets Accessory power outlets can be used to plug in electrical... center storage console. Remove the cover to access and replace when not in use. See Power Outlets on ... the left side of the steering wheel. These features include: ... Oil Life Reset Units RKE Lock ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... turns on automatically every time the vehicle is started. . Electronic Stability Control (ESC) The Electronic Stability Control system assists with directional control of ... 9‑29. For more information, see Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on page 9‑31. The TPMS warning light alerts you to a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays the ...the Oil Life System 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN, with the engine off. 2. Press and hold the DIC INFO ... "Acknowledged." 4. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF. See Engine Oil Life System on page 10‑13. Fuel E85 (85...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... require. Keep vehicle tires properly inflated. Combine several trips into a single trip. Replace the vehicle's tires with the same TPC Spec number molded into the tire's sidewall near the size. Follow recommended scheduled maintenance. Roadside Assistance ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    .... X : Push this button for hands‐free, voice‐activated calling and to give voice commands ... in the OnStar Glove Box Kit. OnStar service requires wireless communication networks and ..., unobstructed, and compatible with the OnStar For vehicles with an active OnStar subscription, OnStar uses several...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ..., or modify any equipment or software in the vehicle, OnStar service may not work. Other problems OnStar can't control may ... has expired and all services have been deactivated. Push the Q button to confirm that the OnStar equipment is active. OnStar Steering Wheel Controls This vehicle may have a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...2-3 2-5 2-7 2-7 2-7 2-8 2-8 2-8 2-8 Exterior Mirrors Convex Mirrors ...2-13 Power Mirrors ...2-14 Heated Mirrors ...2-14 Interior Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-14 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ...2-14 Windows Windows ...2-15 Power Windows ...2-16 Sun Visors ...2-18 Roof Sunroof ...2-18...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System See Radio Frequency Statement on page 13‑19 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and Industry Canada Standards RSS-210/220/310. If there is a decrease in the RKE ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ..., see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. . confirm locking. See "LOCK HORN"... Start Similar / (Remote Vehicle Start): For vehicles with this feature, press to operate the remote start feature. See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑5 for additional information. Q (Lock): Press ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...programmed to the vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. When...Key and Lock Messages on page 5‑27 for additional information. To replace the battery: 1. Separate the transmitter with a flat, thin object inserted into ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...Do not use the remote start feature if your vehicle is low on fuel. Your vehicle may ... turn on and remain on while the engine is running. The remote start feature provides two separate starts ... may have a remote starting feature that allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle. It may also...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... and turn the key to ON/RUN to drive the vehicle. The engine will shut off automatically after 10 .../OFF position and then back to LOCK/OFF. . The engine coolant temperature is too high. ... hood is open. The hazard warning flashers are on. The check engine light is on. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, turn the key in the driver's door lock counterclockwise to lock the door and clockwise to unlock it or use the remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, move the manual lock control on the door or use the power door lock switch. .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    2-8 Keys, Doors and Windows Delayed Locking This feature will delay the actual locking of the doors and arming of the ... vehicle, three chimes will sound signaling that the delayed locking feature is active. Five seconds after the last door is closed, all of the doors will lock. To cancel the delay ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. (Continued) . . For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust on page 9‑22.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    2-10 Keys, Doors and Windows Emergency Trunk Release Handle There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release handle located inside the trunk on the trunk latch. This handle glows following exposure to light. Pull the release handle up to open the trunk from the inside. Remote Trunk Release ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... is armed and the key is used to unlock the vehicle, the alarm will be activated. If you do not want to arm the system, lock the vehicle with the manual lock knob on... sound for thirty seconds. Open the hood. If the vehicle has the remote start feature, it will activate the full alarm. . ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... in the instrument panel cluster, comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system. When trying to ..., the security light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on. If the engine does not start and the security light stays on there is a problem with the system. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... ignition key. If the engine does not start with the other key, the vehicle needs service. If the ... 1. Verify that the new key has a stamped on it. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF, ... the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... when not adjusting either outside mirror. Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage ... position. Power Mirrors Interior Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror Hold the inside rearview ... to OnStar®. See the OnStar® owner guide for more information about the services OnStar® provides. Controls ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... Windows to subscribe to OnStar®. See the OnStar® owner's guide for more information about the services OnStar® provides. See Compass on page ... soft towel dampened with water. The vehicle aerodynamics are designed to improve fuel economy performance. This may result in a pulsing sound when either...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... steps: 1. With the ignition in ACC/ ACCESSORY, ON/RUN, or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active, close all doors. 2. Press and hold the power window switch ... need to be re-programmed for the express-up feature to work. Replace or recharge the vehicle's battery before reprogramming....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Anti-Pinch Feature If any object is in the path of the window when the express‐up is active, the window stops at the obstruction and auto‐reverse to a preset factory position. .... Once the switch is released, the express mode is re‐activated. Window Lockout The driver power window ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ..., Doors and Windows Sun Visors Roof Sunroof The sunroof only operates when the ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ ACCESSORY, or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑20. Press and release the back of the switch ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Keys, Doors and Windows A deflector will automatically raise when the sunroof is opened. The deflector will retract when the sunroof is closed. To close the sunroof, press the front of the switch and hold it until the sunroof is closed. The sunroof will stop if the switch is released. Close the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    2-20 Keys, Doors and Windows 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...24 Safety Belt Care ...3-24 Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash ...3-24 Child ...Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) ...Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash ...Securing Child ... ...3-37 Airbag System Check ...3-38 Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash ...3-38 Front ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    3-2 Seats and Restraints Head Restraints The vehicle's front and rear seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. { WARNING With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/ spinal injury ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...Front Seats Seat Adjustment Seat Position To adjust the seat position: Height Adjustment { WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... or lower the entire seat by moving the entire control up or down. A. Increase Lumbar Support Control B. Decrease Lumbar Support Control If available, press the front (A) or rear (B) of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. Release the control when the desired level of support is ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Seats and Restraints 3-5 Reclining Seatbacks WARNING (Continued) The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash, the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the upright position. 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Manual Reclining Seatbacks { WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...equipped: . If available, press the top of the switch to turn the heat feature on to the high heat setting. The indicator light "2" will be... indicator light "1" will be lit. Press the bottom of the switch to turn the feature off. The heated seats are canceled when the ignition is turned off....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    3-8 Seats and Restraints Raising the Seatback Rear Seats Folding the Seatback Either side of the seatback can be folded down for more cargo space. Adjust the seatback only when the vehicle is not moving. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... in all three seating positions. When the seat is not in use, it should be kept in the upright, locked position. Safety Belts This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with safety belts. { WARNING It is extremely dangerous to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    3-10 Seats and Restraints Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Seats and Restraints 3-11 Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... or the safety belts!
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    3-12 Seats and Restraints Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Whether or not an airbag is provided, all occupants still have to buckle up to get the most protection. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... Belts Properly This section is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about... over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt ... your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    3-14 Seats and Restraints Q: What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously hurt if the shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit snugly against your body. Q: What is wrong with this? A: The ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Seats and Restraints 3-15 { WARNING You can be seriously hurt if the lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    3-16 Seats and Restraints Q: What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously injured if the belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Seats and Restraints 3-17 { WARNING You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... out all the way, the child restraint locking feature may be engaged. If this happens, just let ...and start again. Engaging the child restraint locking feature in the right front seating position may ... vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster" later in this section for instruction on use and important safety information....height adjustment could reduce the 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt... rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall. Before a door...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... in a side crash. Pretensioners work only once. If they activate in a crash, they will need to be replaced, and probably other new parts for the vehicle's safety belt system. See Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash on page 3‑24. Shoulder Belt Height ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... not, they are available through your dealer. The guides may provide added safety belt ... adults. When installed and properly adjusted, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and ... insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 3. Be sure that ... and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... and Restraints To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can be removed from the guide. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, ... safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. Safety Belt ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash { WARNING A crash can ...after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. After a minor crash, replacement of...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Seats and Restraints See your dealer to have the safety belt assemblies inspected or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the.... For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the middle part of the steering wheel for the driver and on the instrument panel for ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...in a crash if you are not wearing your safety belt - even if you have airbags. Airbags are designed to work with safety belts, but do not replace them. Also, airbags are not designed to deploy in every crash. In some crashes safety belts are your only restraint. See When Should an Airbag Inflate? ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5‑13 for more information. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard passengers are in the ceiling above the side windows. Do not use seat accessories that block the inflation path of a seat-mounted side impact airbag. Never secure anything to the roof of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by routing a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Seats and Restraints 3-29 When Should an Airbag Inflate? Frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver's or right front passenger's head and chest. However, they are only designed...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ..., the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break ... and deploy. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module. Frontal airbag modules are located inside the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...and hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate. You can ...have also damaged important functions in the vehicle, such as the fuel system, brake and steering systems, etc... caution if you should attempt to restart the engine after a crash has occurred. In many crashes...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. The vehicle has a crash sensing and diagnostic module which records information after a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Seats and Restraints The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger seat. The sensors are designed to detect the ... rear seat in the correct child restraint for their weight and size. We recommend that children be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger ... and stay lit to remind you that the airbags are active. For some children who have outgrown child ... injury to yourself or others, have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... two to three minutes after the on indicator is lit. If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several places .... Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 13ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...The passenger sensing system may not operate properly if the original seat trim is replaced with non-GM covers, upholstery or trim, or ...for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada) ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... of the airbag sensors, sensing and diagnostic module and airbag wiring. Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag system parts. See your dealer for service. If the airbag readiness light stays on after ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Seats and Restraints 3-39 Child Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that ..., continue. If no, try using the rear safety belt comfort guide. See "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" under Lap-Shoulder ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    3-40 Seats and Restraints WARNING (Continued) might also slide under the lap belt. The belt force would then be applied right on the abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. According to accident statistics, children ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... of neck and head injury during a crash, infants need complete support. This is because an infant's neck is not fully developed and its head weighs ... the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant's body, the back and shoulders. Infants should always be ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. Keep in mind that an ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child restraint to make sure... restraints and booster seats vary considerably in size, and some may fit in certain ... Depending on where you place the child restraint and the size of the child restraint, you may not ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Seats and Restraints If you secure a child restraint in the left or center rear seat using LATCH, review the following illustrations. Depending on where you place the child restraint, you may not be able to access certain safety belt assemblies or LATCH anchors for additional passengers or child ...
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    ... has LATCH attachments. The child restraint manufacturer will provide you with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its attachments. The following... the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. 3-49 Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... a child restraint in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached. According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...or use the vehicle safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with the child restraint and the instructions in this manual. Notice: Do not let the LATCH attachments... vehicle's safety belts. This may damage these parts. If necessary, move buckled safety ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... lower anchors, secure the child restraint with the top tether and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 1.2. Put the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...the top tether anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. ... the top tether according to the child restraint instructions and the following instructions: 3-53 If the position you are using does not have a headrest or head ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    .... If the position you are using has an adjustable headrest or head restraint and you are using a ...the headrest or head restraint and in between the headrest or head restraint posts. See Head Restraints on ... If the position you are using has an adjustable headrest or head restraint and you are using a...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Seats and Restraints 3-55 Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash { WARNING A...have the system inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. If the vehicle ... requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Seats and Restraints 6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 3‑48 for more information. 7. Before placing a child in the child restraint...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... a child seat in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. 1. Move the seat as far back ... vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3-59 4. Push the latch plate into ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    3-60 Seats and Restraints 7. Before placing a child in the child restraint, make sure it is securely held in place. To check, grasp the child restraint at the safety belt path and attempt to move it side‐to‐side and back‐and‐forth. When the child restraint is properly installed, there ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... disengages the two forward tabs. To reinstall, place the two forward tabs into the slots and push down on the rear of the cupholder. Additional Storage Features Convenience Net ...4-3 An instrument panel storage area, with a removable liner, is located above the radio. Slide the latch toward the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    4-2 Storage Front Storage For vehicles with rear seat cupholders, access them by pulling down on the door at the back of the center console. Storage is available in front of the shift lever. Open it by pushing on the bottom of the door. A driver side storage compratment is located near the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... storage area is in front of the main storage. Push down and then forward on the rear of the cover to access. It has a storage tray and removable cupholders. Additional Storage Features Convenience Net Use the rear convenience net, to store small. The net should not be used to store heavy loads.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    4-4 Storage 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... Trip Odometer ...5-10 Tachometer ...5-10 Fuel Gauge ...5-10 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge ...5-... Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/ Warning Light ...5-19 Engine Coolant ......Door Ajar Messages ...Engine Oil Messages ...Engine Power Messages ...Fuel System Messages ......
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    5-2 Instruments and Controls 3. Pull or push the steering wheel closer or away from you. 4. Pull the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place. Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Controls Steering Wheel Adjustment e+/e − (Volume): Press to increase or to decrease the radio ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... systems press and hold b g for longer than two seconds to interact with those systems. See Bluetooth on page 7‑25 and the OnStar Owner's Guide for more information. The windshield wiper lever is on the right side of the steering wheel. Move the lever to control the windshield wipers. 9 (Off): ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...to turn the compass display on or off. When the ignition and the compass feature are on, the compass displays the current compass direction after a few ...carefully loosen or thaw them. Damaged wiper blades should be replaced. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A circuit breaker stops the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... listed previously. 5-5 Clock Without Date Display AM/FM Base Radio with a Single CD Player To set the time: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN. Press the O knob to turn the radio on. 2. Press the H button until the hour begins flashing on the display. Press the H button a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Date Display Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port, and Radio with Single CD (MP3) Player To set the time and date: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN. Press the O knob to turn the radio on. 5. To decrease the time or date do one of the following: . Press the © SEEK or s REV button....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... other outlet is on the rear of the center storage console. Remove the cover to access and replace when not in use. The accessory power outlet is operational at all ... be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could overload vehicle or adapter fuses. If a problem is experienced...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... the item and plug it back in or turn the Remote Accessory Power (RAP) off and then back on....on when there could be a problem with a vehicle function. Some warning lights come on briefly when the engine is started to indicate they are working. Gauges can indicate when there could be a problem with a...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Instruments and Controls 5-9 Instrument Cluster English shown, Metric similar
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Notice: If the engine... damages would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. English
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... indicated. For example, the gauge may have indicated the fuel tank was half full, but it actually took... little more or less than half the fuel tank's capacity to fill it. The indicator moves a little ... fuel gauge shows how much fuel is left in the fuel tank. When the indicator nears empty, a message ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... towards the H (United States) or to the shaded thermostat symbol area (Canada), the engine is too hot. A temperature indicator light turns on and a chime...on, pull off the road, stop the vehicle, and turn off the engine as soon as possible. When the vehicle is started, this light flashes and a chime ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the safety belt 5-13 If there is a problem with the airbag system, an airbag Driver Information ... readiness light flashes for a few seconds when the engine is started. If the light does not ... the light stays on it indicates there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. { WARNING If the airbag .... To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...costly repairs that might not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of the vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than those of the same Tire...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... fuel the vehicle with quality fuel. Poor fuel quality causes the engine not to run as efficiently as ... once the engine is warmed up. If one or more of these conditions occurs, change the fuel brand used. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. See Recommended...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... pass inspection if: . The malfunction indicator lamp is on with the engine running, or if the light does not come on when the ignition is turned to ON/RUN while the engine is off. The critical emission control systems ... if the battery has recently been replaced or if the battery has run down. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... brake is fully released, it means there is a brake problem. The Driver Information Center (DIC) may display ... If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have the brake system inspected right away....it does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn if there is a problem.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... with the Antilock Brake System (ABS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the ... is safely possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the ABS light stays on,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ..., the system is limiting wheel spin. If the ESC ACTIVE message appears, the system is aiding ... light goes off. Notice: Driving with the engine coolant temperature warning light on could... be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never drive with the engine coolant temperature warning light on. For vehicles...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... oil as soon as possible and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance can damage the engine. The ...changing engine oil. The oil pressure light should come on briefly as the engine is started. If it does not come on have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the light ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    5-22 Instruments and Controls Security Light Cruise Control Light Information Displays Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). The DIC display gives you the status of many of your vehicle's systems. The DIC is also used to display driver ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Instruments and Controls buttons to enter the personalization menu. See Vehicle Personalization on page 5‑30 for more information. The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. The DIC has different modes which can be accessed by pressing the DIC buttons. The button functions are detailed in the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... Press the information button until OIL LIFE displays. The engine oil life system shows an... alerts you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. FUEL RANGE Press the... miles (mi). It is based on fuel economy and the fuel remaining in the tank. When the fuel level is low,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ..., additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Engine Oil on page 10‑9 and Scheduled Maintenance on page 11‑2. Always reset the engine oil life system after an ... Engine Oil Life System" under Engine Oil Life System on page 10‑13. Tire Pressure ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...CHANGE OIL SOON This message displays when the life of the engine oil has expired and it should be changed. When this message is acknowledged and cleared from the display, the engine oil life system must still be... Oil Life System on page 10‑13, Engine Oil on Cruise Control Messages CRUISE ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... 2‑3. Ride Control System Messages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) ACTIVE If your vehicle has Electronic... This message displays when your vehicle is low on fuel. Refill the fuel tank as soon as possible. See Fuel Gauge on page 5‑10, Fuel on page 9‑35, and Filling the Tank on page 9‑39 for...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...Electronic Stability Control (ESC), this message displays and a chime sounds if there has been a problem detected with ESC. The ESC/TCS light also appears on ... message displays and the ESC/TCS light on the instrument panel cluster flashes when the system is actively limiting wheel spin....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...) Indicator/Warning Light on page 5‑19 for more information. 5-29 Service Vehicle Messages ENGINE DISABLED This message displays if the starting of the engine is disabled. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer immediately. Monitor Operation on page 10ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .... All of the features listed may not be available on your vehicle. Only the features available will be displayed on the DIC. The default settings for the features were set when your vehicle left the factory, but may have been changed from their default state since that ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... Menu Modes OIL LIFE RESET When this feature is displayed, you can reset the engine oil life system. To reset the system, see Engine Oil Life ... to be turned off or on. Remote start allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle using your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...on page 2‑3 for more information. To select a setting and move on to the next feature, press the information button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. DELAY LOCK This feature, which delays the actual locking of the vehicle, can be enabled or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. AUTO UNLK (Unlock) This feature, which allows the vehicle to automatically unlock certain doors, can...while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. EXT (Exterior) LIGHTS This feature, which allows the vehicle's exterior perimeter lighting to turn...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... 2‑3 for more information. To select a setting and move on to the next feature, press the information button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. LANGUAGE This feature allows you to select the language in which the DIC will display. When LANGUAGE ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... ...6-4 Interior Lighting Instrument Panel Illumination Control ...6-5 Dome Lamps ...6-5 Reading Lamps ...6-5 Exterior Lighting Exterior Lamp Controls Lighting Features Entry/Exit Lighting ...Parade Dimming ...Battery Load Management ...Battery Power Protection ...6-5 6-6 6-6 6-7 The band on the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    .... This is a momentary control switch that springs back when released. The Automatic Headlamp System always turns on at the beginning of an ignition cycle. Flash-to-Pass This feature lets the high-beam headlamps be used to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. Pull the turn signal/...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... radio lights will also be dim. Delayed Headlamps The delayed headlamps feature keeps the headlamps on for 20 seconds after the key is turned...turn off. To override the 20 second delayed headlamp feature while it is active turn the turn signal/multifunction lever up one position and then back to AUTO...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...Fog Lamps For vehicles with fog lamps, the button for this feature is located on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering ... off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press | again to turn the flashers off... or does not come on, a signal bulb may need to be replaced. See Fuses on page...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... the left of the steering column, clockwise to the farthest position. In this position, the dome lamps remain on whether a door is opened or closed. Lighting Features Entry/Exit Lighting The lamps inside the vehicle come on when any door is opened. These lamps fade out about 20 seconds after all of...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... defogger, climate control fan at high speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads, and loads plugged into accessory power outlets. EPM ... generator's output and the vehicle's electrical needs. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever needed. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... Protection The vehicle has a battery run-down protection feature designed to protect the vehicle's battery. When any interior lamp (... power door lock switch. . . The battery run-down feature will also be activated when any door on the vehicle is left open and the ignition is in LOCK/OFF. Turn on...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    6-8 Lighting 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... System 7-1 Infotainment System Introduction Infotainment ...7-1 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...7-2 Operation ...7-3 Introduction Infotainment Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the following pages to become familiar with its features. { WARNING Taking your eyes off the road for ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...not work. Make sure that replacement or additional equipment is compatible with your vehicle before installing it. See Accessories and Modifications on...equipment. Adding audio or communication equipment could interfere with the operation of the engine, radio, or other systems, and could damage them. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Infotainment System 7-3 Operation Radio with CD (Base)
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    .... Speed Compensated Volume (SCV): Radios with the Speed Compensated Volume (SCV) feature automatically adjust the radio volume to compensate for road and wind ... speeds up or slows down, so that the volume level is consistent. To activate SCV: 1. Set the radio volume to the desired level. Radio with ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... to choose bass and treble equalization settings designed for different types of music. Selecting MANUAL or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass and treble settings. Unique EQ settings can be saved for each source. 7-5 3. Adjust the setting by ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... settings designed for different types of music. Selecting MANUAL or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass and treble settings. Unique EQ settings can be saved for each source...Bose audio system, the EQ settings are either MANUAL or TALK. ® 3. Adjust the setting by doing one ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... be returned to your dealer for service. Loc or Locked: Displays when the TheftLock® system has activated. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. If any error ... will page every three seconds when Auto Text is activated. 4 (Information) (RDS Features): For vehicles with RDS features,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... SEEK again to stop scanning. Storing Radio Stations Drivers are encouraged to store radio station while the vehicle is parked, see Defensive Driving on page 9‑2. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle has this feature. . .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Infotainment System Radios that have a FAV button store radio stations as favorites, up to 36 stations can be programmed as favorites using the 6 softkeys below the radio station frequency tabs and by using the FAV button. Press the FAV button to go through up to 6 pages of favorites, each having 6...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... in Canada. 4 (Information) (XM Satellite Radio Service): For vehicles with XM, press 4 to display additional ... displays. Auto Text (Satellite Radio Service): If additional information is available for the current ... every three seconds when Auto Text is activated. Finding an XM Channel BAND: Press...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Infotainment System 7-11 ¨ SEEK: . Press to go to the next XM channel. To scan stations, press and hold ¨ SEEK for a few seconds until the radio beeps once. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press ¨ SEEK again to stop scanning. 2. Press ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle has this feature. Up to 36 stations can be programmed as favorites using the 6 softkeys ... is needed. This message should disappear shortly. Channel Off Air: This channel is not currently in service. Tune in to another channel.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...between vehicles. If this message is received after having the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. XM Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates with the XM™ Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. 7-13 Unknown: If this message is received ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic devices are plugged ...If there is interference or static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet. Cellular Phone Usage ...causing the sound to fade in and out. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM Satellite Radio...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ..., the CD player could be damaged. While using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without any label, Satellite Radio Antenna For vehicles with XM satellite radio service, the antenna is located on the roof of the vehicle. Keep the antenna clear of obstructions for clear radio reception.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...in) discs. Smaller discs with the adapter ring are loaded the same way as a full-size disc. If the ignition or radio is turned off when a CD is in the ... source. Buttons and Knobs The buttons and knobs on the radio control the following features. load one CD at a time, and keep the CD player and the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... again to turn off random play. MP3 Supported Files The Radio with CD (MP3), Radio with ... first, then the uncompressed CD audio files. Supported File and Folder Structure The radio supports: ... 4 (Information): Press to display available additional information about the current track. BAND: Press ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...than 32 characters or four pages are shortened. The display does not show parts of words on the last page of text and the extension of the ... and Knobs The buttons and knobs on the radio control the following features. Play begins from the first track in the first playlist and continues sequentially ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    .... Softkeys The five softkeys below the radio display are used to control functions that display as tabs. The softkeys below the radio display control the following features. RDM (Random): MP3 files can be listened to on a CD in random, rather than sequential order. To use random: 1. Press the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again. A problem may have occurred while burning the disc. The label could be ... displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. CD Player Messages CHECK DISC: If an error message displays and/...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...that are stored on a USB storage device as well as tracks that are stored on an iPod®. USB Supported File and Folder Structure The radio supports: ... Using the 3.5 mm (1/8 in) Auxiliary Input Jack The radio system may have a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) auxiliary input jack ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... pages are shortened. The display does not show parts of words on the last page of text and ... and are stored on a USB device may be supported by the radio with a USB port. Connecting a USB ... to the USB port if the ingition is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position. When the ignition is turned OFF, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    Infotainment System Older iPod's that are not supported can still be used by connecting it to the 3.5 mm (1/8 in) auxiliary input jack.... Buttons and Knobs The buttons and knobs on the radio control the following features. \ FWD (Fast Forward): 4 (Information): Softkeys Press to display additional ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    7-24 Infotainment System ... 4. Turn f to scroll through the files in the selected folder. 5. Press f to select the desired file to be played. To skip through large lists, the five softkeys can be used to navigate in the following order: . . Albums Genres Songs Composers . Third softkey, 5% ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ..., the system can interact with many cell phones, allowing: . . Review the controls and operation of the infotainment system. Pair cell phone... distraction, before driving, and with the vehicle parked: . Become familiar with the features of the cell phone. Organize the phone book and contact lists ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    7-26 . Infotainment System system. See www.gm.com/bluetooth for more information on compatible phones. See...system can be used while the key is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY position. The range of the Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m (30 ft). Not all phones support all functions, and not all phones ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Vehicle" in the list on the cell phone. Follow the instructions on the cell phone to enter the PIN number ... "Bluetooth." 3. Say "Pair." The system responds with instructions and a four‐digit PIN number... want to pair. For help with this process, see your cell phone manufacturers user guide...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    7-28 Infotainment System Connecting to a Different Phone To connect to a different cell phone, the Bluetooth system looks for the next available cell phone in the order in which all the available cell phones were paired. Depending on which cell phone you want to connect to, you may have to use ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Infotainment System Using the “Store” Command 1. Press and hold two seconds. 2. Say “Store.” 3. Say the phone number or group of numbers you want to store all at once with no pauses, then follow the directions given by the system to save a name tag for this number. Using the “Digit Storeମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... x c to ignore a call. Press Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the cell phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. . Press b g to answer an incoming call when another call is active. The original call is placed on hold.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... vehicle, use the audio transfer feature on the cell phone. See your cell phone manufacturers user guide for more information. Three‐Way Calling Three‐way calling must be supported on the cell phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. 1. While on a call, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... to the voice recognition commands on the cell phone. See your cell phone manufacturers user guide to see if the cell phone supports this feature. To access contacts stored in the cell phone: 1. Press and hold two seconds. Clearing the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Climate Controls 8-1 Climate Controls Climate Control Systems Climate Control Systems ...8-1 Automatic Climate Control System ...8-5 Climate Control Systems The heating, cooling and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. Air Vents Air Vents ...8-9 A. Fan Control B. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...is cold outside −18°C (0°F) or lower, use the engine coolant heater, if vehicle has one, to provide warmer air faster to the vehicle. An engine coolant heater warms the coolant the ...to warm the inside of the vehicle. For more information, see Engine Heater on page 9‑19. H (Vent): )...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so a small amount of water might drip under the vehicle while it is idling or after the engine is turned off is normal. # air conditioning. Select the ? recirculation mode. 5. Select the coolest temperature. Using these settings together for ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Control Operation For vehicles with the remote start feature, when it is activated the climate control system heats ... off. The climate control knobs will remain active during a remote start. However, the climate... also be turned off by turning off the engine. If the vehicle's speed is maintained above...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... on both the fan speed control and the air delivery mode control knobs to activate the automatic system. When automatic operation is active the system controls the inside temperature and air delivery. To place the system in automatic mode do the following: ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    8-6 Climate Controls To avoid blowing cold air at engine start-up in cold weather, the system delays ... warm air is available. The length of delay depends on the engine coolant temperature. Turning the fan knob ... sun. Also do not cover the sensor grille on the lower right side of the climate control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... recirculation as necessary. Heating: On cold days when using manual operation of the automatic system, use floor ..., but sunny days while using manual operation of the automatic system, use bi-.... Pressing this button cancels the auto recirculation feature. Each time the vehicle is started, the system ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... Remote Start Climate Control Operation For vehicles with remote start, when it is activated the climate control system heats and cools the inside ...control displays "RS" in place of the temperature to indicate that remote start is activated. For best performance, turn both the fan and mode knobs...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... snow, or leaves from the air inlets at the base of the windshield that may block the flow of air into the vehicle. Do not use non-GM approved hood deflectors as they could adversely affect the performance of the system. .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    8-10 Climate Controls 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...Countries ...9-36 Fuel Additives ...9-36 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) ...9-37 Filling the Tank ...9-39 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...9-40 Engine Exhaust Engine Exhaust ...9-22 Running the Vehicle While Parked ...9-23 Automatic Transmission Automatic ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    9-2 Driving and Operating Driving Information Defensive Driving Defensive driving means "always expect the unexpected." The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts on page 3‑9. { WARNING Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...Police records show that almost 40 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. ... obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then... lose control of the vehicle. Adding non‐dealer accessories can affect vehicle performance. See ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... better braking and longer brake life. If the engine ever stops while the vehicle is being driven, ... has the electric power steering system and the engine stalls while driving, the power steering assist ... and power steering assist is lost because the engine stops or the power steering system is not ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... stops right in front of you. These problems can be avoided by braking - if you.... That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. The vehicle can perform very well... as possible from a collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...-Road Recovery The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and acceleration - do not have enough friction where the tires ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Driving and Operating While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try to avoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking, including reducing vehicle speed by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You might not realize the surface is slippery until the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...tread depth. See Tires on page 10‑42. Turn off cruise control. Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, ... braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Always have the engine running and the vehicle in gear when going downhill. . . Pay attention to special road signs (falling rocks area, winding roads, long grades, passing or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking the exhaust. Run the engine for short periods only as needed to keep warm, but be careful. To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... to arrive, now and then when you run the engine, push the accelerator pedal slightly so the engine runs faster than the idle speed. This keeps the battery charged to restart the vehicle and ... could be injured. The vehicle can overheat, causing an engine compartment fire or other damage. Spin the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds. The Tire... Information label also shows the tire size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended... can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...resulting figure equals a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. See Trailer Towing on page 9‑45...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...'s Tire and Loading Information label for specific information about the vehicle's capacity weight and A vehicle-specific Certification label is attached to...driver side center pillar (B-pillar). The label tells the gross weight capacity of the vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Driving and Operating occupants, fuel, and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for the vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. And, if there is a heavy load, it should be spread out. See "Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit" earlier in this section. If ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you ... out of P (Park), the ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY and the brake pedal must be applied. ..., make sure it is all the way in, Following break‐in, engine speed and load can be gradually ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ..., turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF to turn the engine off. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) will remain active. See Retained Accessory Power (... is running. If you leave the key in the ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position with the engine off, the battery could be drained. You ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... the ignition switch to the ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF position. Notice: Cranking the engine for long periods of time, .... Notice: The engine is designed to work with the electronics in the vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Starting the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... near the air cleaner box on the passenger side of the engine compartment. With a V6 engine, the engine coolant heater cord is located on the ... on this. Engine Heater The engine coolant heater can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm‐ up in cold weather conditions at ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...Retained Accessory Power (RAP) These vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: ... Shifting Into Park { WARNING It can...set. The vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Driving and Operating Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running If you can, it means ...designed to: . { WARNING It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the engine running. The vehicle could move suddenly ...could be injured. Do not leave the vehicle with the engine running. If you have to leave ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... lever to the desired position. If you are still having a problem shifting, see your dealer. Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust { WARNING Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under the vehicle and ignite. Do not park over ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause... fresh air ventilation. For more information, see Engine Exhaust on page 9‑22. Drive it...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If ... shift lever is fully in P (Park) before starting the engine. The vehicle has an automatic transmission shift ...wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because the vehicle cannot move easily....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Driving and Operating N (Neutral): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart... not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high speed when shifting... Shifting into a drive gear while the engine is running at high speed is dangerous. Unless...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...when climbing hills to stay in gear longer or to downshift for more power or engine braking. The transmission will only allow you to shift into gears appropriate for the vehicle speed and engine revolutions per minute (RPM): . Second or Third Gear Start Feature When accelerating the vehicle...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the engine is started and the vehicle begins to drive away, ABS checks itself. A momentary motor or clicking noise might be heard while this ... even the very best braking. If there is a problem with ABS, this warning light stays on. See ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... module increases brake pressure at each corner of the vehicle until the ABS activates. Minor brake pedal pulsation or pedal movement during this ... the brake pedal as the driving situation dictates. The brake assist feature will automatically disengage when the brake pedal is released or brake pedal ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... system works the front brakes and reduces engine power by closing the throttle and managing engine spark to limit wheel spin. The system may be heard or felt while it is working, ... 9‑11. When this light is on solid and either the SERVICE TRACTION or TRACTION OFF message is displayed, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... normal. If the vehicle is in cruise control when the system activates, the ESC/TCS light will flash and the ... enabled automatically when the vehicle is started, and it will activate and flash the ESC/TCS light and ... would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Reduce engine power and do not spin the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... 32 km/h (20 mph). If the system fails to turn on or activate, the ESC/TCS light will be on solid, and the ESC OFF or SERVICE ESC message will ...This light will flash on the instrument panel cluster when the ESC system is both on and activated. The system may be heard or felt while ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...ESC may also turn off automatically if it determines that a problem exists with the system. The ESC OFF and SERVICE ESC messages and the ESC/TCS light will be on solid to warn the driver that ESC is disabled and requires service. If the problem does not clear after restarting the vehicle, see your ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...off the accelerator pedal. I (On/Off): Press to turn the cruise control system on and off. RES+ (Resume): Press briefly to make the vehicle resume a previously set speed or press and hold to accelerate. SET− (Set): Press to set the speed and activate cruise control or make the vehicle decelerate.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...Speed While Using Cruise Control If the cruise control system is already activated, . To increase the vehicle speed in small amounts, press the RES+ ...Speed While Using Cruise Control If the cruise control system is already activated, . Press and hold the SET− on the steering wheel until the lower...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of this vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and ... 9‑35. Recommended Fuel If the vehicle has the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code 1)... octane or higher, the engine needs service. If the vehicle has the 3.6L V6 engine (VIN Code...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...If heavy knocking is heard when using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, the engine needs service. California Fuel Requirements If the vehicle is certified... now required to contain additives that help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing the emission...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ....com. For customers who do not use TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline regularly, one bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS, added to the fuel tank at every engine oil change, can help clean deposits from fuel injectors and intake valves. GM Fuel ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    .... If this happens, switching to gasoline or adding gasoline to the fuel tank can improve starting. For good starting ...) than gasoline, so you will need to refill the fuel tank more often when using E85 than ... content between 70% and 85%. Filling the fuel tank with fuel mixtures that do not meet ASTM ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Driving and Operating 9-39 Filling the Tank { WARNING Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause ... you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the fuel pump island. Turn off the engine when refueling. Do not smoke near fuel or when refueling the vehicle. Do not use cellular ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you ... if the tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel ... or overfill the tank and wait a few seconds before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel... lamp to light, and could damage the fuel tank and emissions system. See...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... is complete. Do not smoke while pumping fuel. Do not use a cellular phone while pumping fuel. For information on driving while towing a trailer, see "Driving Characteristics and ... on towing the vehicle behind another vehicle such as a motor home, see Recreational Vehicle Towing on ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... handling, acceleration, braking, durability and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder and ... km (1,000 miles) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. During the first ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... weight. The vehicle is now longer and not as responsive as the vehicle is by itself. Check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, ... back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Following Distance Stay at least twice as far ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...towing at high altitude on steep uphill grades, engine coolant boils at a lower temperature than ...steep uphill grades, the vehicle could show signs similar to engine overheating. To avoid this, let ...transmission in P (Park) for a few minutes before turning the engine off. If the overheat warning comes...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling ... and hold the brake pedal. 2. Start the engine. 3. Shift into a gear. 4. Release the parking... Tongue" later in this section for more information. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing The cooling system...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    9-46 Driving and Operating If there are a lot of options, equipment, passengers or cargo in the vehicle, it will reduce the tongue weight the vehicle can carry, which will also reduce the trailer weight the vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the tongue load must be added to the GVW because the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... attempting to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 3‑36 ... exhaust can get into the vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 9‑22. Trailer Brakes... own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are installed, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    9-48 Driving and Operating 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...10-57 Headlamp Aiming Headlamp Aiming ...10-29 Bulb Replacement Bulb Replacement ...Halogen Bulbs ...Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps (LS... LT) ...Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps (LTZ) ...Back-Up Lamps ...License Plate Lamp ...Replacement Bulbs ...10-30 10-30 10-30 10-32 10-33 10-34 10-34
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... Spare Tire ...10-83 General Information For service and parts needs, visit your dealer. You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Towing Towing the Vehicle ...10-88 Recreational ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... including this one, contain and/or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems, many fluids, and some component wear by-products contain and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... Accessories. When you go to your GM dealer and ask for GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM Accessories. Also, see Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...continue to open to the full position. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly....lifting force of the strut is reduced, then release the hood to latch fully. Check to make sure ...go to the front of the vehicle and push the secondary hood release handle toward the driver side...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    10-6 Vehicle Care Engine Compartment Overview 2.4 L L4 Engine
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... of View). See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 10‑9. E. Engine Coolant Surge Tank. See Engine Coolant on page 10‑16. F. Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page...Fluid" under Washer Fluid on page 10‑23. See Engine Compartment Fuse Block on page 10‑36. G. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    10-8 Vehicle Care 3.6 L V6 Engine
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...Engine Cooling Fans (Out of View). See Cooling System on page 10‑16. F. Engine Coolant Surge Tank. See Engine Coolant on page 10‑16. G. Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on ... and long life, careful attention must be paid to engine oil. Following these simple, but important steps ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...Engine Oil It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil ... engine or below the cross‐hatched area at the tip of the dipstick for the V6 engine, add 1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... approved to the dexos specification. This vehicle was filled at the factory with dexos‐approved engine oil. Notice: Use only engine oil that is... to the dexos specification, ask your service provider. 10-11 Use of Substitute Engine Oils if dexos is unavailable: In the event that dexos‐approved ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...oil of this viscosity grade will provide easier cold starting for the engine at extremely low temperatures. When selecting ... for more information. What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain elements ... are not recommended and could cause engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... oil change is not necessary for up to a year. The engine oil and filter must be changed at... Oil Life System Reset the system whenever the engine oil is changed so that the system can calculate...change. To reset the system: 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN, with the engine off. 2. Press and hold the DIC ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... and Lubricants on page 11‑6. For the 2.4 L and 3.6 L engines, the transmission fluid will not reach the end... not reset. Repeat the procedure. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air.../dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. Automatic Transmission Fluid...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Vehicle Care To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter: 10-15 { WARNING Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or ... and do not drive with the air cleaner/filter off. 3. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter. Notice: If the air ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... to check and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 10‑20. 3.6 L V6 Engine Shown, 2.4 L L4 Engine Similar A. Engine Cooling Fans (Out of View) B. Engine Coolant Surge Tank C. Pressure Cap
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    .... Protects against rust and corrosion. Will not damage aluminum parts. Helps keep the proper engine temperature. . Never dispose of engine coolant by putting ...-COOL coolant at the coolant surge tank, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. See Engine Overheating on page 10‑20 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... { WARNING You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if ...mixture at the coolant surge tank. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank { WARNING An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...mark for at least five minutes. 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until the upper radiator hose can be felt getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 10-19 1. Remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... not, do not continue to run the engine and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Engine damage from running the engine without ... Engine Compartment If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ..., shift to P (Park) or N (Neutral) and let the engine idle. If the temperature overheat gauge ... Mode" following. 10-21 and engine performance will be noticed. The temperature gauge will indicate... place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat protection mode...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...engine is hot. If the fluid is at the MIN mark when the engine is cold or hot, power steering fluid ...crosshatch area. Power Steering Fluid See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for reservoir... is used in all vehicles with the V6 engine. Vehicles with the 4-cylinder engine have electric power...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... with the washer symbol on it. Add washer fluid until the tank is full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for reservoir ... freezing occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in the windshield washer. It can damage the windshield ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is... replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts. If this is not done, the brakes might ...many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed. { WARNING The brake wear ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...{ WARNING If too much brake fluid is added, it can spill on the engine and burn, if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and the vehicle could be damaged. Add ... 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for the location of ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...Battery Refer to the replacement number shown on the original battery label when a new battery is needed. See Engine Compartment ... hydraulic system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic system parts so ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the ... brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the ignition on, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... in LOCK/OFF. . To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure ... parking brake only. To check the P (Park) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to P (Park). Then release the parking brake ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...11‑2 for more information. It is a good idea to clean or replace the wiper blade assembly on a regular basis ... length and type, see Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 11‑7. Notice: Allowing ... the wiper blade arm to touch the windshield. To replace the wiper blade: 1. Pull the windshield wiper ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    10-30 Vehicle Care Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 10‑34. For any bulb‐changing procedure not listed in this... others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. Taillamps, Turn Signal, and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...assembly, from inside the trunk. 4. Remove the taillamp assembly. 5. Turn the bulb socket (B) counterclockwise to remove it from the lamp assembly (A). 6. Pull the bulb from the socket (B). 7. Install a new bulb. 8. Reverse Steps 2 through 5 to reinstall the taillamp assembly (A).
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    10-32 Vehicle Care Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps (LTZ) A. Back‐up Lamp B. Stoplamp, Taillamp and Turn Signal Lamp 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 2‑9 for more information. 2. Remove the two rear convenience net hooks holding the trunk trim and move the trim aside. 3. Remove the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... remove it. 7. Install a new LED (B). 8. Reverse Steps 2 through 6 to reinstall the taillamp assembly (A). 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 2‑9 for more information. 2. Remove the push pins holding the trunk trim (B). 3. Move the trim aside far enough to gain access to the bulb assembly (A).
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... and pull the bulb straight out of the socket. Rear Turn Signal Lamp/Taillamp (LS and LT) Rear LED Turn Signal Lamp/ Taillamp (LTZ) Bulb Number 921 168 3157K LL GM P/N 25874489 For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact the dealer.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure to replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. Fuses of the ... windshield wipers. Headlamp Wiring Windshield Wiper Motor Power Windows and Other Power Accessories Replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...check fuses, circuit breakers, and relays, see Engine Compartment Fuse Block on page 10‑36,..., and Rear Compartment Fuse Block on page 10‑40. Engine Compartment Fuse Block The... compartment fuse block is located on the driver side of the engine compartment, near the battery. Notice: Spilling liquid...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...Right Headlamp Low-Beam Front Fog Lamps Left Headlamp High-Beam Right Headlamp High-Beam Engine Control Module BATT Windshield Wiper Antilock Brake System (IGN 1) Engine Control Module IGN 1 Cooling Fan 1 21 22 23 24 25 26 41 Fuses 18 19...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    10-38 Fuses 55 56 Relays 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Vehicle Care Usage DC/AC Inverter Antilock Brake System BATT Usage Cooling Fan 1 Cooling Fan Series/ Parallel Cooling Fan 2 Starter Run/Crank, Ignition Powertrain Air Conditioning Clutch High Beam Relays 36 37 38 39 40 48 49 53 Diodes 27 Wiper Horn ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...Care Fuses HVAC BLOWER HIGH CLUSTER/ THEFT ONSTAR NOT INSTALLED AIRBAG (IGN) The vehicle may not be equipped with all of the fuses, relays and features shown. Fuses Usage POWER MIRRORS EPS Power Mirrors Electronic Power Steering Fuses Usage Usage 10-39 Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Blower -...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    10-40 Fuses Vehicle Care Usage Steering Wheel Illumination Not Used Audio System Interior Lamps Not Used Power Windows Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Control (Ignition) Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Blower Switch Sunroof, Heated Seat Not Used Fuses NOT INSTALLED AIRBAG (BATT) SPARE ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Vehicle Care Fuses 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 The vehicle may not be equipped with all of the fuses, relays, and features shown. Fuses Usage 1 2 3 Passenger Seat Controls Driver Seat Controls Not Used 6 Fuses 4 5 Usage Not Used Emission 2, Canister Vent Solenoid Park Lamps, Instrument Panel Dimming ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... Care Usage Trunk Release Rear Defog Heated Mirrors Fuel Pump Usage Rear Window Defogger Park Lamps ...up Lamps Not Used Not Used Trunk Release Fuel Pump Wheels and Tires Tires Your new ... have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty booklet for details....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...old tires can cause a crash. If the tread is badly worn, replace them. Replace any tires that have been damaged by impacts with potholes,... can cause a crash. Only the dealer or an authorized tire service center should repair, replace, dismount, and mount the tires. Do not spin the tires in excess of ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... . Low-Profile Tires If your vehicle has P225/50R18 or P225/50R17 size tires, they are classified as low‐profile performance tires. These tires are designed ... on all four wheel positions. Use only radial ply tires of the same size, load range, and speed rating as the original equipment tires. . ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... Care (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original equipment tires designed to GM's ...) Tire Example 10-45 (A) Tire Size: The tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used ... shows the manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...TIN). The TIN shows the manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded onto both..., aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire is for temporary use only. (G) Maximum Cold ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) Tire Width: The three‐digit number indicates the tire ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... driving. See Tire Pressure on page 10‑51. Curb Weight: The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT Markings: A code molded into ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production options weight....on a vehicle. The side of the tire that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... attached to a vehicle showing the vehicle capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure. See "Tire and ... beads are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... to a blowout. Premature or irregular wear. Poor handling. Reduced fuel economy. . . . A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading Information label is ..., is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support the vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. For additional information regarding how much ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    10-52 Vehicle Care If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Re‐ check the tire pressure with the tire gauge. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. WARNING (...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...tire failure. Under‐inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life,... occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent... check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...A Tire and Loading Information label shows the size of the original equipment tires and the correct inflation... tire pressure condition but it does not replace normal tire maintenance. See Tire ... Statement on page 13‑19 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...matching process is performed successfully. See your dealer for service. Replacement tires or wheels do not match ...59. . One of the road tires has been replaced with the spare tire. The spare tire does not... should go off after the road tire is replaced and the sensor matching process is performed ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off. 3. Press and hold the Remote ...wheel position after rotating the vehicle's tires or replacing one or more of the TPMS sensors. The TPMS... process should also be performed after replacing a spare tire with a road tire containing...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... label. 10-57 Tire Inspection GM recommends that the tires, including the spare tire,...signs of wear or damage at least once a month. Replace the tire if: . . The tire has a bump,... damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. . The indicators at three or more...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 12‑2. WARNING (... Tires on page 10‑59 and Wheel Replacement on page 10‑64. { WARNING When rotating the ... tire in the tire rotation. Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ..., were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating. This way, the vehicle will ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... tire pressure monitoring performance. GM's TPC Spec number is molded onto the tire's sidewall near the tire size. If the tires have an ... Labeling on page 10‑44 for additional information. GM recommends replacing tires in sets of four. This is because uniform tread depth ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    Vehicle Care If you must replace the vehicle's tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating, ...on page 10‑59 and Accessories and Modifications on page 10‑3 for additional information. Different Size Tires and Wheels If...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to... federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels... and Tire Balance The tires and wheels were aligned and balanced at the factory to provide the longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... Monitor System (TPMS) sensors with new GM original equipment parts. { WARNING Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts can be ..., wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... type of traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on the vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to the vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...automatic transmission shift lever in P (Park), or shift a manual transmission to 1 (First) or R (Reverse). 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is...or flat. Have your dealer or an authorized tire service center repair or replace the flat tire as soon as possible.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    .... Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause ... no fresh air ventilation. For more information, see Engine Exhaust on page 9‑22.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...Be sure to read and follow the tire sealant and compressor kit instructions and inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Do not exceed the ...10. Read and follow all of the tire sealant and compressor kit instructions. The kit includes: { WARNING Storing the tire sealant and compressor kit or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... expiration date on the sealant canister. The sealant canister should be replaced before its expiration date. Replacement sealant canisters are available at your local dealer. See "Removal and Installation ... sealant/air hose assembly must be replaced. See "Removal and Installation of the Sealant ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... cannot inflate the tire. Remove the power plug from the accessory power outlet and unscrew the inflating hose... until it is tight. 6. Plug the power plug (G) into the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. Unplug all ... Outlets on page 5‑7. If the vehicle has an accessory power outlet, do not use the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... after usage. 12. Unplug the power plug (G) from the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. 13. Turn ... to remove it from the tire valve stem. 14. Replace the tire valve stem cap. 16. ... speed on this label until the damaged tire is repaired or replaced. 17. Return the equipment to its original storage ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... at a local dealer or in accordance with local state codes and practices. 22. Replace it with a new canister available from your dealer. 23. After temporarily sealing a tire using ... kit, take the vehicle to an authorized dealer within 161 km (100 mi) of driving to have the tire repaired or replaced.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Vehicle Care 6. Plug the power plug (G) into the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. Unplug all items... after usage. 12. Unplug the power plug (G) from the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. 13. Disconnect ...tire valve stem, by turning it counterclockwise, and replace the tire valve stem cap. 14....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    10-74 Vehicle Care 4. Replace with a new canister which is available from your dealer. 5. Push the new canister into place. 6. Screw the connector (B) to the canister (A). 7. Slide the plastic cover back on. Removal and Installation of the Sealant Canister To remove the sealant canister: Storing ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Vehicle Care 10-75 Tire Changing Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you will need is in the trunk. 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 2‑9 for more information. 2. Remove the spare tire cover. 4. Remove the wing nut holding the jack in place. 5. Remove the jack and wheel wrench ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... a Tire Goes Flat on page 10‑65. 2. If the vehicle has a wheel cover or hubcap that has plastic wheel nut caps, loosen the plastic nut caps. You might ... from the wheel to locate the wheel nuts. If the vehicle has a wheel cover or hubcap without plastic wheel nut caps, gently pry on the edge of the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 5. Position the lift head at the jack location nearest the flat tire. Make sure all of the jack lift head is touching the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...65. 11. Install the compact spare tire. { WARNING Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle's...wheel nuts. 9. Remove the flat tire. { WARNING Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...nut caps in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. { WARNING Wheel nuts that are improperly or incorrectly tightened can cause the ... be tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification after replacing. Follow the torque specification supplied by the (Continued)
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    10-80 Vehicle Care Storing a Flat Tire and Tools { WARNING Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. To store the flat tire ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Wing Nut C. Extension D. Flat Tire (valve stem up) E. Nut F. Jack G. Bolt The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire on page 10‑83.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    10-82 Vehicle Care Storing the Spare Tire and Tools { WARNING Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. 2. 1. Open the trunk....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... 000 km), so you can finish your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. Of course, it is best to replace the spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. The spare tire will last longer and be in good shape in case it...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... parking brake. Notice: If the radio or other accessories are left on during the jump starting procedure, ... Always turn off the radio and other accessories when jump starting the vehicle. 3. Turn off ...accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter or the accessory power outlet. Turn off the radio and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... help immediately. { WARNING Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables do... one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle... from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just... the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...making sure that the cables do not touch each other or other metal. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (-) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (-) Terminals C. Dead Battery or Remote...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... another vehicle for recreational purposes, such as behind a motor home, see "Recreational Vehicle Towing"...carrier. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed....vehicle behind another vehicle - such as behind a motor home. The two most common types ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission ... on page 10‑38 for more information. 5. Turn the ignition to ACC/ ACCESSORY. 6. Shift the transmission to N (Neutral). 7. Release the parking brake. To dinghy ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... Exterior Lamps/ Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth, and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing the Vehicle" later in this section. Finish Care Tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, ... to high polish, is recommended for all bright metal parts. 10-91 Washing the Vehicle To preserve the vehicle's .... If it states that it should not be used on plastic parts, do not use it on the vehicle or damage may ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    10-92 Vehicle Care Wheels and Trim - Aluminum or Chrome The vehicle may have either aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. Keep the wheels clean using a soft, clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax may then be ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the vehicle ...and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...cleaner. Cleaners can contain solvents that can become concentrated in the interior. Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning the interior, maintain adequate ventilation by opening the doors and windows. Chemical Paint Spotting Some weather and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per 3.78 L (1 gal) of water is a good guide. Use only mild, neutral-pH soaps. Do not heavily saturate the ... as much as possible and then vacuum. . To clean: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club soda. 2. Remove excess moisture. . .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...may cause damage to plastics and painted surfaces. Follow the manufacturer's instructions when using air fresheners in the vehicle. If air freshener comes in ... a mild soap solution can be used. Your dealer has a GM approved leather cleaner available that provides superior cleaning performance when ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... and lukewarm water. { WARNING If a floor mat is the wrong size or is not properly installed, it can interfere with the accelerator ... original equipment floor mats were designed for your vehicle. If the floor mats need replacing, it is recommended that GM certified floor mats be purchased. Non-GM ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    10-98 Vehicle Care Removing and Replacing the Floor Mat 1. Pull up on the rear of the mat to remove it from the hooks. 2. Reinstall the floor mat by lining up the openings in the floor mat over the hooks and push it down into position. 3. Make sure the floor mat is properly secured and verify that ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...to keep the vehicle in good working condition, improves fuel economy, and reduces vehicle emissions for ... Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...11-6 Maintenance Replacement Parts ...11-7 Carry passengers and cargo ... legal driving limits. Use the recommended fuel. See Recommended Fuel on page 9‑35. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... that you will receive the highest level of service available. Your dealer has specially trained service technicians, uses genuine replacement parts, as well as, up‐to‐date tools and equipment to ensure fast and accurate diagnostics. The ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... Your dealer has trained service technicians who will perform this work and reset the system. If the engine oil life system is reset accidentally, service the vehicle within 5 000 ... Life System on page 10‑13. An Emission Control Service. Engine coolant level check. See Engine Coolant ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...System Check on page 3‑24. Fuel system inspection for damage or leaks. Exhaust system and nearby ... Engine coolant level check. See Engine Coolant on page 10‑16. Windshield washer fluid... Kit on page 10‑67. Underbody flushing service. . At Each Fuel Stop . . . . . . . . . Once a Month ....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... hold open ability of the gas strut. Contact your dealer if service is required. . First Engine Oil ... . Engine air cleaner filter replacement. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 10‑14. .... Spark plug replacement and spark plug wires inspection. An Emission Control Service. . First Engine Oil ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...and Maintenance Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Usage Fluid/Lubricant The engine requires engine oil approved to the..., drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 10‑16. DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 88862806, in ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 992887). Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or ... Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Spark Plugs 2.4L L4 Engine 3.6L V6 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    11-8 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Records After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Date Odometer ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont.) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed 11-9
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    11-10 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont.) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... character in the VIN is the engine code. This code identifies the vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. See "Engine Specifications" under Capacities and Specifications on page 12‑2 for the vehicle's engine code. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...9.4 L 4.7 L 5.2 L 61.7 L 7.5 qt 9.9 qt 5.0 qt 5.5 qt 16.3 gal Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Engine Cooling System 2.4L L4 Engine 3.6L V6 Engines Engine Oil with Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Fuel Tank
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    .... When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 2.4L L4 Engine 2.4L L4 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine VIN Code U 1 7 Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    12-4 Technical Data Engine Drive Belt Routing 3.6L V6 Engine 2.4L L4 Engine
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... with a member of dealership management. Normally, concerns can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service, or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the general manager. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... by vehicle age, mileage, and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or ... cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-1020. In Canada, call General Motors of Canada ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... the procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, General Motors of Canada Limited wants you to be aware of its participation in... arbitration of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an impartial third party arbiter, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... your case, ask them to contact the right people at General Motors for support, if needed. STEP THREE If your ... are very important to your dealer and General Motors. Normally, any problem with the transaction, sale, or usage of the vehicle must be handled by your dealer sales or service departments. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to: Canada General Motors of Canada Limited ...1-800-268-6800 United States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center ... be sent to: [email protected] Overseas Please contact the local General Motors Business ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...Online Owner Center Chevrolet Owner Center (U.S.) www.chevyownercenter.com Information and services customized for your... Digital owner manual, warranty information, and more. Storage for online service and maintenance records. Chevrolet dealer locator for service nationwide. Exclusive privileges and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Customer Information Other Helpful Links Chevrolet - www.chevrolet.com Chevrolet Merchandise - www.chevymall.com Help Center - www.chevrolet.com/ ... number for each of your preferred GM dealers. My Driveway: Access quick links to parts and service estimates, check trade-in values, or schedule a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...not covered. Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to ... at any time without notification. Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or payment to an...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...Fuel Delivery: Delivery of enough fuel for the vehicle to get to the nearest service station. Lock‐Out ... start a dead battery. Services Specific to Canadian Purchased Vehicles . . Fuel Delivery: Reimbursement ... be restricted. Propane and other fuels are not provided through this service. Lock-Out...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... your new vehicle or visit our website at: www.chevrolet.com.mx. Navigate the site and click ... keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety related. If ... this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests you to bring the vehicle for service, you ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... time and distance parameters of the dealer's area. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If the vehicle requires overnight warranty repairs, ... actual costs and be supported by original receipts. See the dealer for information regarding the allowance amounts for reimbursement of fuel or other ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... requirements, insurance coverage, credit card, etc. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also be responsible for... it is damaged, have the damage repaired by a qualified technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...vehicle. As a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/ corrosion problems, and may not perform properly... insurance that ensures repairs with Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts. Read the lease carefully, as you may ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... other vehicle. . . Choose a reputable repair facility that uses quality replacement parts. See "Collision Parts" earlier in this section. If .... Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... 13-15 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on the engines, transmission, ... information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...-16 Customer Information Current and Past Models Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. ORDER ..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...Call 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center ...uses computer modules to monitor and control engine and transmission performance, to monitor the conditions... about how you operate the vehicle, such as rate of fuel consumption or average speed. These modules...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle is leased, with the consent of the lessee; in response to an official request by police or similar government office; as part of GM's defense of litigation through the discovery process; or, as required by law. Data ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...13-19 OnStar® If the vehicle is equipped with an active OnStar system, that system may also... systems that operate on a radio frequency that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC... of these systems by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    13-20 Customer Information 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...Accessories and Modifications ...10-3 Accessory Power ...9-20 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...9-47 Adjustments Lumbar, Front Seats ...3-4 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...10-14 Air Conditioning ...8-5 Air ... Load Management ...6-6 Power Protection ...6-7 Blade Replacement, Wiper ...10-29 Bluetooth ...7-25...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... ...9-28 System Messages ...5-26 Braking ...9-3 Break-In, New Vehicle ...9-16 Bulb Replacement ...10-34 Back-Up Lamps ...10-33 Fog... ...10-3 Canadian Vehicle Owners ...iii Capacities and Specifications ...12-2 Carbon Monoxide Engine Exhaust ...9-22 Trunk ...2-9 Winter Driving ...9-9 Cautions, Danger, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Net ...4-3 Convex Mirrors ...2-13 Coolant Engine ...10-16 Engine Temperature Gauge ...5-11 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...5-20 Cooling System ...10-16 Courtesy Transportation Program ...... Vehicle Load Limits ...9-12 Wet Roads ...9-7 Winter ...9-9 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...1-21
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    i-4 INDEX E E85 Fuel ...9-37 Electrical Equipment, Add-On ...9-47 Electrical System Engine Compartment Fuse ...19 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...10-14 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...5-15 Engine (...10-22 Washer ...10-23 Fog Lamps Bulb Replacement ...6-4 Front Seats Adjustment ...3-3 Heated ...3-7
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... System Messages ...5-27 Fuel Economy Driving ...1-21 Fuses ...10-35 Engine Compartment Fuse... Gasoline Specifications ...9-36 Gauges Engine Coolant Temperature ...5-11 Fuel ...5-10 Odometer ...5-10 ...Restraints ...3-2 Headlamps Aiming ...10-29 Automatic ...6-3 Bulb Replacement ...10-30 Daytime Running ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... ...10-34 Malfunction Indicator ...5-15 Reading ...6-5 Lap-Shoulder Belt ...3-18 LATCH System Replacing Parts After a Crash ...3-55 LATCH, Lower Anchors ... Tethers for Children ...3-48 Light Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Conrol System (TCS) Indicator Warning ...5-19 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    INDEX Lights (cont.) Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...5-20 Engine Oil Pressure ...5-21 Flash-to-Pass ...6-2 High-Beam On ...5-22 High/Low ... Messages Airbag System ...5-29 Brake System ...5-26 Door Ajar ...5-26 Engine Oil ...5-26 Engine Power ...5-26 Fuel System ...5-27 Key and Lock ...5-27 Lamp ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...11 Proposition 65 Warning, California ...10-3 Oil (cont.) Engine Oil Life System ...10-13 ...23 Operation, Infotainment System ...7-3 Outlets Power ...5-7 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...10-21 Overheating, Engine ...10-20 R Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ...13-19 Statement ...13...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...(RKE) System ...2-2, 2-3 Remote Vehicle Start ...2-5 Replacement Bulbs ...10-34 Replacement Parts Airbags ...3-38 Maintenance ...11-7 Replacing Airbag System ...3-38 ... Sunroof ...2-18 Rotation, Tires ...10-57 Routing, Engine Drive Belt ...12-4 Running the Vehicle While Parked ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...Start Vehicle, Remote ...2-5 Starter Switch Check ...10-27 Starting the Engine ...9-18 Steering ...9-4 Fluid, Power ...10-22 Wheel Adjustment ...5-2 ... Light ...5-22 Vehicle ...2-11 Service Accessories and Modifications ...10-3 Doing Your Own Work ...10-4 Engine Soon Light ...5-15 Maintenance Records ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...65 Changing ...10-75 Compact Spare ...10-83 Designations ...10-47 Different Size ...10-61 If a Tire Goes Flat ...10-65 Inflation Monitor System ...Quality Grading ...10-62 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...10-63 Wheel Replacement ...10-64 When It Is Time for New Tires ...10-59 Winter ...10-43 Towing...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...30 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...10-63 Different Size ...10-61 Replacement ...10-64 When It Is Time for New Tires ...10-59 Where to Put the Restraint ...3-45 ...16 Windshield Wiper/Washer ...5-3 Winter Driving ...9-9 Winter Tires ...10-43 Wiper Blade Replacement ...10-29



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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Manual