2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

2011 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

2011 Chevrolet Traverse manual table of contents:

  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Manual M In Brief ...1-1 Instrument Panel ...1-2 Initial Drive Information ...1-4 Vehicle Features ...1-16 Performance and Maintenance ...1-21 Keys, Doors and Windows ...2-1 Keys and Locks ...2-2 Doors ...2-9 Vehicle Security...2-13 Exterior Mirrors ...2-16 Interior...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Manual M Jump Starting ...10-80 Towing ...10-84 Appearance Care ...10-87 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 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...did not purchase or due to changes subsequent to the printing of this owner manual. Please refer to the purchase ..., and vehicle body designs appearing in this manual including, but not limited to, GM,..., CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and TRAVERSE are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | 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 Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Changer j : LATCH System Child Restraints * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp : : Oil Pressure g : Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors or OnStar 9 : Airbag Readiness Light # : Air Conditioning ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS) % : Audio Steering Wheel Controls ® $ : Brake ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    vi Introduction 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Maintenance Vehicle Features Radio(s) ...Satellite Radio ...Portable Audio Devices ...Bluetooth® ...Steering Wheel Controls ...Cruise Control ......21 Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit ...1-22 Engine Oil Life System ...1-22 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...1-23 Roadside Assistance Program ...1-23 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    1-2 In Brief Instrument Panel
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    In Brief A. Turn and Lane‐Change Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 6‑4. Windshield Wiper/Washer on page 5‑5. B. Instrument Cluster on page 5‑12. C. Steering Wheel Controls on page 5‑2. D. Instrument Panel Storage on page 4‑1. USB Port (Inside IP Storage). ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... each of the features which can be found later in this owner manual. Remote Vehicle Start Starting the Vehicle Press K to unlock... liftgate begins to move. Press L and release to locate the vehicle. Q. 3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold / until the parking lamps flash. When the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote .... 1-5 Door Locks To lock or unlock a door manually: . Liftgate To open the liftgate the vehicle must ... Door Locks On vehicles with power door locks, the controls are located on the front doors. . Press ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    1-6 In Brief Windows Seat Adjustment Manual Seats . Press the liftgate button on the center console. Press ... On vehicles with power windows, the switches are on the doors. Press the switch to lower the window. Pull the switch up to raise it. For more information, see Power Windows on page 2‑20...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    In Brief To adjust a manual seat: 1. Lift the handle (A) under the seat to unlock it. 2. Slide the seat to ... on page 3‑7. . Increase or decrease lumbar support by pressing the front or rear of the control (C). See Lumbar Adjustment on page 3‑6. See Power Seat Adjustment on page 3‑4 for more ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... See “Memory Seat and Mirrors” under Power Seat Adjustment on page 3‑4 and Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5ମ. See “Memory Seat and Mirrors” under Power Seat Adjustment on page 3‑4 and Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑41 for more information. On ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...Shown, Heated Seat Buttons Similar If available, the buttons are on the center console. To operate, the engine must be running. I: If available, press to heat the seatback only. Pull up on the release lever... 3‑13 for more information. H : If available, press to ventilate the entire seat. J: Press...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... once for the highest setting. With each press of the button, the seat will change to the next lower setting, and then to the off setting. ... are installed and adjusted properly. To achieve a comfortable seating position, change the seatback recline angle as little as necessary while keeping the seat ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... to deselect the mirror. 1-11 Interior Mirror The manual inside rearview mirror can be adjusted ... clearly. Hold the mirror in the center to move it up or down and side to side. Use ... (D) to fold the mirrors in to the folded position. For vehicles with manual folding mirrors, push the mirror toward ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    1-12 In Brief Steering Wheel Adjustment Interior Lighting Dome Lamps The dome lamps are located in ... steering wheel: 1. Pull the lever (A) down. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down. 3. Pull or push the... closer or away from you. 4. Push the lever (A) up to lock the steering wheel in place. Do not ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Dome Lamps.... 6 : Delays wiping cycle. Turn the band up for more frequent wipes or down for less.... 2 : Fast wipes. . The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... Press the button at the end of the turn signal/lane change lever to spray washer fluid on the windshield. ... rear wiper and rear wash button is located on the instrument panel below the climate control system.... wiper on and off. The wiper speed cannot be changed. Y (Wash): Press to spray washer fluid ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio) on page 8‑11. Transmission Dual Automatic Climate Control System A. Fan Control B. AUTO (Auto...Mode ERS mode allows you to choose the top-gear limit of the transmission and the vehicle's speed while driving down hill or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...: 1. Move the shift lever to L (Low). 2. Press the plus/minus button located on the shift lever, to increase or decrease the gear range available. See Manual Mode on page 9‑26. Vehicle Features Radio(s) Radio with CD, DVD, and USB Port O ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... labels to be changed. 4. To increase or decrease the time or date, turn f clockwise or counter‐clockwise. For detailed instructions ... System (RSE) and Rear Seat Audio System (RSA), see Rear Seat ... and in digital-quality sound. A fee is required to receive the XM service. For more information refer ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... located on the radio faceplate and a USB port located in the center console. External devices such as ... port using a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) input jack or the USB port depending on the audio system. See Auxiliary ... tracks and folders on an iPod® or USB device. w/cx: Press to change favorite radio stations, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... a navigation system, there is a separate Navigation System Manual that includes information on the radio, audio players, and navigation system. Press to ... set, the system provides turn-by-turn instructions for reaching the destination. In addition, the system can help locate a variety of points of ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    1-20 In Brief T: Press to display the oil life, park assist on vehicles with this feature, units, ... such as a cell phone or MP3 player. The power outlets are located: . Press this button to display the odometer,... on page 4‑2. . To use the outlets, remove the cover. See Power Outlets on page 5ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... must be in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY to operate the sunroof and power sunshade. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑20. Performance and Maintenance StabiliTrak® System The vehicle ...off traction control, press and release 5 located on the instrument panel, and the appropriate DIC ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...on vehicle use and displays the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter. The oil life system should be reset to 100% only following an oil change. Resetting the Oil Life System 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN, with the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... active OnStar subscription, press the Q button and the current GPS location will be sent to an OnStar advisor who will assess your problem, contact Roadside Assistance, and relay your exact location to get the help you need. Online Owner Center (U.S....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... Positioning System (GPS) satellite network. Not all OnStar services are available everywhere or on all vehicles at all times. OnStar® Q:...Free Calling are available on most vehicles. Not all OnStar services are available on all vehicles. For more information, see the OnStar Owner's Guide; visit
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... with OnStar service. Service involving location information about the vehicle can't work unless GPS signals are available, unobstructed, and compatible ... working electrical system and adequate battery power for the OnStar equipment to operate. OnStar service may not work if ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    1-26 In Brief 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... Locks ...2-2 2-2 2-3 2-5 2-7 2-8 2-8 2-8 2-8 2-8 Exterior Mirrors Convex Mirrors ...Power Mirrors ...Folding Mirrors ...Heated Mirrors ... 2-17 2-17 2-19 Interior Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-19 Automatic Dimming... Mirror ...2-19 Windows Windows ...2-20 Power Windows ...2-20 Sun Visors ...2-22...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑7 or Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico) on page 13‑9. Keys and Locks Keys { WARNING... others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... vehicle. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. Check the transmitter's battery....correctly, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. There are other conditions which can ... work up to 60 m (195 feet) away from the vehicle. With Remote Start and Power ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...using the transmitter labeled "1", if enabled through the vehicle personalization. See "Memory Seat and Mirrors" under Power Seat Adjustment on ...REMOTE KEY message displays in the DIC. Notice: When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... of remote starters. For example, some laws may require a person using the remote start to have the ... when doing so. Check local regulations for any requirements on remote starting of vehicles. Do not use ...2. Remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object. 3. Immediately after completing Step 2, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... Engine Run Time To extend the engine run time by 10 minutes, repeat Steps 1 though 3 while the engine is still running. The engine run time can only ... a total of 15 minutes. Shutting the Engine Off After a Remote Start To manually shut off a remote start: . Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...if there is an emission control system malfunction. The engine turns off during a remote start if the coolant temperature gets too high or if the oil pressure gets low. 2-7 Door Locks WARNING (Continued) . { WARNING Unlocked doors can be dangerous. . Passengers, especially children, can easily ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... DOOR LOCK" under Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑41. Power Door Locks The power door lock switches are located on the front doors. Lockout Protection This ... the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑41 for ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Keys, Doors and Windows 2-9 Doors Liftgate Manual Liftgate Operation . WARNING (Continued) Adjust ...System in the Index. If the vehicle is equipped with a power liftgate, disable the power liftgate function. { WARNING... 9‑23. To unlock the liftgate, use the power door lock switch or press the door...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... operation when the battery is reconnected and charged. If the battery is properly connected and has adequate voltage, and the ... still will not function, the vehicle should be taken to a dealer for service. { WARNING You or others could be injured if caught in the path of the power liftgate. Make ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...P (Park) while the power function is in progress, the liftgate power function will continue to completion. If the transmission is shifted out of P (Park) ..., the liftgate can still be operated manually. If you power open the liftgate and the liftgate support struts have lost pressure, the lights will ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... until it is activated again or closed manually. Do not force the liftgate open or closed during a power cycle. To change the liftgate to manual operation, press the switch on the center console to the OFF position. A message displays, POWER LIFTGATE OFF, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... off. The headlamps flash and the horn sounds for about 30 seconds, then turns off to save the battery power. The vehicle can be started with the correct ignition key if... will not activate if the doors are locked with the vehicle's key or the manual door lock. If a locked door is opened ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... RSS-210/220/310. The security light comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system. When the PASS-... flash, see your dealer for service. Immobilizer Operation This vehicle has PASS-Key® III+ (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system. PASS-...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...dealer or a locksmith to have a new key made. The SERVICE THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM message displays on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when there is a problem with the theft-deterrent system. See Anti-... the key has been programmed. 5. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... and Windows Exterior Mirrors Convex Mirrors Power Mirrors To adjust each mirror: 1. Press ...mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. The passenger side mirror is convex ... out to return to its original position. Controls for the outside power mirrors are located on the driver door....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... Control System on page 8‑4 for more information. . . The controls for power foldaway mirrors are located on the driver door. 1. Press (A) to fold the...noise may be heard during the resetting of the power foldaway mirrors. This sound is normal after a manual folding operation. Blind Spot Mirrors...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... mirror so that the side of the vehicle can just be seen and the blind spot mirror has an unobstructed view. 2. When checking for traffic or before changing a lane, look at the main driver/passenger side mirror to observe traffic in the adjacent lane, behind your vehicle. Check the blind spot mirror...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...). See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5‑41 for more information. Interior Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror Adjust the inside rearview mirror for ... O button for turning the dimming feature on or off will not be available. Vehicles with OnStar have three additional control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    2-20 Keys, Doors and Windows Windows Power Windows { WARNING Leaving children, helpless adults,...badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the ... rear window is down and the front windows are up. To reduce the sound, open either a front window ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... the switch to raise the window. 2-21 Programming the Power Windows If the battery on the vehicle has been recharged, disconnected, or replaced, windows with the express-up feature ... switch. Uplevel shown, base similar The power window controls are located on each of the side doors. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    2-22 Keys, Doors and Windows Window Lockout o (Window Lockout): The window lockout switch is located with the power window switches on the driver door armrest. This...Detach the sun visor from the center mount to pivot to the side window, or to extend along the rod, if available.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...Roof Sunroof The ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY to operate the sunroof and power sunshade. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on ... front of the switch to express-close the sunroof. The front sunshade must be opened and closed manually. Push up on the sunshade handle to open the sunshade.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the switch. Press and release the front of the switch to close the sunshade. Manual Sunshades On a vehicle with only manual sunshades, press the button on the sunshade handle to release it and guide it back. Pull the sunshade forward until it latches to close it. Rear Power Sunshade On ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... After an Airbag Inflates? ...3-38 Passenger Sensing System ...3-39 Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...3-44 Adding Equipment to the Airbag... Parts After a Crash ...3-46 Front Seats Seat Adjustment ...3-3 Power Seat Adjustment ...3-4 Lumbar Adjustment ...3-6 Reclining Seatbacks ...3-7 Heated and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... of a neck injury in a crash. 1. Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the release button, located on the head restraint post on the top of the seatback, while you push the head restraint down. 2. Push down ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...adjusted. The vehicle's third‐row seats have headrests in the outboard seating positions that cannot be adjusted. The vehicle's head restraints and headrests are not designed to be removed. 3-3 Front Seats Seat ... of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver seat while the vehicle is moving...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... the control (B) forward or rearward. See Reclining Seatbacks on page 3‑7. . Power Seat Adjustment . . Increase or decrease lumbar support by pressing the front or rear of the control (C). See Lumbar Adjustment on page 3‑6. On vehicles with ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    .... This feature is turned on or off using the vehicle personalization menu. See "Memory Seat Recall"...; then press and hold the appropriate manual control for the memory item that is not recalling... exit seat feature is programmed on in the vehicle personalization menu, automatic seat movement occurs...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...page 5‑41 for more information. Lumbar Adjustment Manual Lumbar Power Lumbar If available, move the handle forward or rearward to increase or decrease lumbar support. If available, press and hold the front or rear of control to increase or decrease lumbar support. Release the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...) 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 ... in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job when reclined like this. The ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...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. ...a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...and Ventilated Seat Buttons Shown, Heated Seat Buttons Similar If available, the buttons are on the center console. To operate, the engine must be running. I (Heated Seatback): If available, press to heat the seatback only. To adjust a power seatback, if equipped: . Tilt the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... the button once for the highest setting. With each press of the button, the seat will change to the next lower setting, and then to the off setting. The ... the lowest. The passenger heated seat may take longer to heat up. The heated and/or ventilated seats are canceled after the ignition is turned ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Seats and Restraints Entering and Exiting the Third Row 3-11 3. Place the folding armrests in the upright position. 4. Make sure that the safety belt is unfastened and in the stowed position. 5. Pull the sliding seat lever (C) forward and move the seatback forward. The seat cushion will fold, and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... upper corner of the seatback and push it rearward until it locks into place. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Pull up on the head restraint to return it to the upright, locked position. Reclining the Seatbacks To recline the seatback: 1. Leaning forward in the seat, pull ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Seats and Restraints Adjusting the Seats To adjust the second row seats, pull outward on the seat adjustment handle (A). Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position. Release the handle, and push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked. 3-13 Third Row Seats To fold the third...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured... to be sure the mini-latch is secure. 3. Pull up on the release lever on the back of the seat. 4. Push... stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... seat: 1. Remove the cargo management system, if available and installed. See Cargo Management System... torque to 55 Y (41 lb ft). Pull up on the seat to make sure it is locked in place. ...earlier in this section. The seats must be placed in the proper locations to attach correctly. The wider seat must ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...16 Seats and Restraints Safety Belts This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It...most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law requires wearing safety belts. Here is why: You...some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    Seats and Restraints Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. 3-17 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... such good sense. Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...or the instrument panel...A: You could be - whether you ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...'s protection. It is very important for all occupants to buckle up. Statistics show that unbelted people are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Occupants who are not buckled up can be thrown out of the vehicle in a...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much protection this way. Sit up straight and always keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... 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 thighs. A: The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously injured if the belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle the belt into ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Seats and Restraints 3-23 { 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 that could cause serious or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    3-24 Seats and Restraints Q: What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury. You might ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... Third Row Seats on page 3‑13 for instruction on reconnecting the safety belt to the mini-buckle. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 2. Pick up the latch ...plate into the buckle until it clicks. 4. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster" later in this section for instructions on use and important safety information.... to its stowed position. Slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing when the safety belt ... plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer. ... adults. When installed and properly adjusted, the comfort guide positions the shoulder belt away from the neck and ... can move the height adjuster up by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After the adjuster is...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ..., locate the comfort guide which is located in a storage pocket, at the top of the seat, under the headrest on the driver's side ... Center Position Pull the comfort guide out of its storage location and then return the headrest to its upright position. 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured...., the neck. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so ...safety belt can be removed from the guide. Slide the guide into its storage location or on its storage clip....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. To help avoid personal injury, do not let someone else use it, and use ...it, attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... After a Crash { WARNING A crash can damage the safety belt system in the vehicle. A damaged safety belt system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the safety belt systems are working properly after a crash, have them...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...opening. 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 the right front... safety belts. Everyone in the vehicle should wear a safety belt properly - whether or not there is an airbag for that person. . . . ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... airbags and/or roof-rail airbags. { WARNING Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it... or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, but...The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5‑...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    3-34 Seats and Restraints Where Are the Airbags? The driver frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger side. Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The seat-mounted side impact airbags for the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Seats and Restraints WARNING (Continued) or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating airbag ... an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. Do not use seat...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    3-36 Seats and Restraints Frontal airbags are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts. In addition, the vehicle has dual-stage frontal airbags. Dual-stage airbags adjust the restraint according to crash severity. The vehicle has electronic frontal ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Seats and Restraints determined by the location and severity of the side impact. In a rollover event,..., even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe ...airbag module. Frontal airbag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... an airbag inflates, there may be dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the ..., then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... qualified technicians work on the airbag systems. Improper service can mean that an airbag system will not work properly. See your dealer for service. United States Airbags are designed to inflate only...airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    3-40 Seats and Restraints We recommend that children be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint; a child riding in a forward-facing child seat; an older child riding in a booster seat; and children, who are large enough, using safety belts. A...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... weight off of the seat for a period of time. Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system. . The passenger ... wear a safety belt properly - whether or not there is an airbag for that person. { WARNING If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...Seat) on page 3‑65. 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 properly in the seat. If this happens,
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Seats and Restraints use the following steps to allow the system to detect that person and enable the right front passenger frontal airbag: 1. ... or seat massagers. 3. Place the seatback in the fully upright position. 4. Have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with legs ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... several places around the vehicle. 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 13‑14. { WARNING For up to 10 seconds after the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...39. If you have questions, call Customer Assistance. The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada) on page ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... A: If you have questions, call Customer Assistance. The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada) on page ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... airbag system parts. See your dealer for service. If the airbag readiness light stays on... may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness Light...3-47 Child Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... lap belt fit low and snug on the hips, touching the thighs? If yes, continue. If no, ... A safety belt must be used by only one person at a time. . Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? ... belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs. This applies belt force to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In ... and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. Airbags plus lap‐shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...lb) infant will suddenly become a 110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's arms. An infant should be secured in an appropriate restraint. WARNING (Continued)...passenger seat as far back as it will go. { WARNING Never do this. Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... Restraints Q: What are the different types of add-on child restraints? A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    3-52 Seats and Restraints Child Restraint Systems (B) Forward-Facing Child Seat (A) Rear‐Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...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... Administration (NHTSA) website to locate the nearest child safety seat inspection station. For CPST availability in Canada, check with...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child is not properly secured in the child restraint. Secure the child properly following the instructions that came with that child restraint. A label on the sun visor says, "Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front." This is because ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is compatible ... the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint that has LATCH attachments. The child restraint manufacturer will provide you with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its attachments. The following explains how to attach a child restraint with these attachments in your ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... for use with or without the top tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the...the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. 3-57 Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations Second Row - 60/40 Bench i ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    3-58 Seats and Restraints To assist you in locating the top tether anchors, the top tether ... anchor. Third Row The top tether anchors are located at the bottom rear of the seatback for each seating ...Seating positions with top tether anchors. To assist you in locating the lower anchors, each second ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...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 ... has one top tether anchor located at the bottom rear of the center seatback. This anchor...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. Securing a Child Restraint Designed for ... following the instructions that came with the child restraint and the instructions in this manual. { WARNING Children can be seriously injured or strangled ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...if the vehicle has one. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. 2.2. If...child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have a headrest or head restraint and you are using a single tether,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    .... If the position you are using has a fixed headrest or head restraint and you are using a dual tether, route the tether around the headrest or head restraint. If the position you are... using a single tether, route the tether over the headrest or head restraint. 3. Before placing a child in...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child ... securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is compatible ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Restraint on page 3‑54. 1. Put the child restraint on the seat. 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...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... 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 (... the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is locked. If the retractor is not locked, repeat Steps 4 and 5.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... on page 3‑55 for top tether anchor locations. Do not secure a child seat in a... a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions... the top strap must be anchored. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... 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. 3-67 4. Push the latch plate into ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... into the retractor. When installing a forward-facing child restraint, it may be helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is locked. If the retractor is not locked repeat Steps 5 and 6.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...Cupholders There are two cupholders, with removable liners, located in front of the center console. There may ... the armrest down. There are additional cupholders located on each side of the third row seat... in each door. There may be cupholders located at the rear of the center console. To access, pull...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Floor Console Storage Pull up on the lever, located on the front of the center console armrest,... the armrest storage area, press the button located on the front of the armrest. There is additional storage... forward for increased storage area. Lift up on handle on the rear of the console (A) and pull...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...one of the three latches at a time to help avoid personal injury and damage to the console. Notice:... Downs Four cargo tie‐downs are located in the rear compartment of the vehicle. The tie-downs .... Cargo Management System This vehicle has a cargo management system located in the rear of the vehicle....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...convenience net in the rear, use it to store small loads as far forward as possible. The net should not be used to store heavy loads. To remove the cargo management cover: 1. Open the cover. It remains open when lifted. 2. Pull the cover up making sure to unhook the hinges at the rear of the cover.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Storage 4-5 Roof Rack System { WARNING If something is carried on top of the vehicle that is longer or wider than the roof rack- like paneling, plywood, or a mattress- the wind can catch it while the vehicle is being driven. The item being carried could be violently torn off, and this could ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    4-6 Storage 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... Temperature Warning Light ...5-22 Tire Pressure Light ...5-22 Engine Oil Pressure Light ...5-23 Security Light ...5-23 High-Beam On ... ...Cruise Control Messages ...Door Ajar Messages ...Engine Cooling System Messages ...Engine Oil Messages ...Engine Power Messages ...Fuel System Messages ...Key and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...and Controls Vehicle Personalization Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) ...5-41 Controls Steering Wheel ...closer or away from you. 4. Push the lever (A) up to lock the steering wheel in place. Do not... (A) down. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down. Vehicles with audio steering wheel controls...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... hold w, or press ¨ to play the highlighted track. To select tracks on an iPod or USB device for vehicles with a navigation system: 1. Press and hold...c x to begin playing the track shown in the display. To navigate folders on an iPod or USB device for vehicles without a navigation system: 1. Press ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...DVD slot. Press ¨ to select a track or a folder when navigating folders on an iPod or USB device. For vehicles with a navigation system: 1. Press and...e (Volume): Press to increase or to decrease the volume. To navigate folders on an iPod or USB device for vehicles with a navigation system: 1. Go to...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...Press the button at the end of the turn signal/ lane change lever, to spray washer fluid on the windshield....Washer The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn the band ... your vision. WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID is displayed on the Driver Information Center...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... wiper on and off. The wiper speed cannot be changed. Y (Wash): Press to spray washer fluid ...Your dealer will set the correct zone for your location. Under certain circumstances, such as during ...vehicle is in P (Park). Press the vehicle information button until PRESS V TO CHANGE COMPASS ZONE displays....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Procedure" following. 2. Find the vehicle's current location and variance zone number on the map. Zones 1 through 15 are available. Compass Calibration The compass can be manually calibrated. Only calibrate the compass in a magnetically clean and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... complete. The DIC display will then return to the previous menu. 3. Press the pushbutton located under any one of the labels to be changed. 4. To increase the time or date, do one of the following: . To calibrate the compass, use the following ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... default setting from 12 hour to 24 hour or to change the date default setting from month/day/year ... vehicle may have four accessory power outlets. They are located on the instrument panel below the... compatible with the accessory power outlets and could overload vehicle or adapter fuses. If a problem ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... system fault is detected, a protection circuit shuts off the power supply and the indicator light turns off.... equipment, be sure to follow the installation instructions included with the equipment. See Add-On Electrical Equipment on page 9‑54. Notice: Hanging heavy equipment from the power outlet ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... and electric power tools. Other equipment requiring an extremely stable power supply such as: microcomputer-controlled electric blankets, touch sensor lamps, ... working. Gauges can indicate when there could be a problem with a vehicle function. Often gauges and warning lights work ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    5-12 Instruments and Controls Instrument Cluster English Uplevel Shown, Metric Similar
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... occur with the fuel gauge. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gauge. . Odometer The odometer shows how ... takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gauge indicated. For example, the gauge might... moves a little while turning a corner or speeding up. The gauge does not go back to...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... the vehicle and the engine is left idling for an extended period. If there is a problem with the battery charging system, a SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM message will appear ... (DIC) and/or the charging system light comes on. See Battery Voltage and Charging Messages on page 5‑32 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...the passenger safety belt is buckled, neither the chime nor the light comes on. Airbag Readiness Light This light shows if there is an electrical problem with the airbag system. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...status indicator lights remain 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. Canada and Mexico When the vehicle is started, the passenger airbag status indicator will light...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... avoid injury to yourself or others, have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness ... stays on, or comes on while driving, there may be a problem with the electrical charging system. Have it checked ... Information Center (DIC) also displays the SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM message. See ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ..., this indicates that there is an OBD II problem and service is required. Malfunctions often are indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. Being aware of the light can prevent ... the engine. If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps and see your dealer for ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...can cause: stalling after start-up, stalling when the vehicle is changed into gear, misfiring... of these conditions occurs, change the fuel brand used. It will require at least one full... or electrical problems that might have developed. The DLC is under the instrument panel to the left of the steering...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... working If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have the brake system inspected right away. ...is fully released, it means the vehicle has a brake problem. If, while driving, the light comes on .... If it does not come on, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn if there is a problem.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... button is pressed. The brake light remains until the problem is fixed. See Brake System Messages on... there are no antilock brakes and there is a problem with the regular brakes. See Brake System Warning... so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If the light stays on, turn the ignition ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    .... If it stays on, or comes on while driving, there could be a problem with the StabiliTrak system and the vehicle might need service. When this warning light is on, ... engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally, the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule for changing engine oil. 5-23 Security Light This light flashes when ... not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches fire. Someone could be burned. Check the oil as soon as possible and have ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. All messages will appear in the DIC display located at the top of the ... lever position indicator on the bottom line of the display. See Automatic Transmission on page 9‑24 for more information.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Instruments and Controls The outside air temperature and compass, if equipped, also display on the .... The button functions are detailed in the following pages. T (Vehicle Information): Press this button to display the oil life, park assist on vehicles with this feature, units, tire pressure readings...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... the OIL LIFE display yourself after each oil change. It will not reset itself. Also, be ...The engine oil life system will alert you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. When ... Oil Messages on page 5‑35. You should change the oil as soon as you can. See Engine Oil ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with your vehicle. If this consistently occurs, see your dealer for service. COMPASS ZONE SETTING This display will be available if the vehicle has a compass. See Compass on page 5‑6 for more information. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...history and the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This estimate will change if driving conditions change. For example, if driving in traffic and making frequent stops, this display may ...if the vehicle is driven on a freeway, the number may change even though the same amount of fuel...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... and vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected. If your vehicle does not have DIC buttons... use the trip odometer reset stem to view the following displays: odometer, trip odometers, oil life, park assist menu for vehicles with the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... were driven during the last ignition cycle. OIL LIFE To access this display, the vehicle must be ... oil life system will alert you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. ... oil life is low, the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will appear on the display. If your vehicle...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...and Controls See "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" under Engine Oil Messages on page 5‑35. You should change the oil as soon as you can. See... LIFE display yourself after each oil change. It will not reset itself. Also... accurately until the next oil change. To reset the engine oil life system, see...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... make the messages disappear, not correct the problem. SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM On some vehicles, this message displays if there is a problem with the battery charging system. Under certain conditions... Light on page 5‑17. Driving with this problem could drain the battery. Turn off all ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Instruments and Controls 5-33 Brake System Messages SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM This message displays along with the brake system warning light if there is a problem with the brake system. See Brake System Warning ... you begin driving, the brake system needs service as soon as possible. See your dealer. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... Cooling System Messages ENGINE HOT A/C (Air Conditioning) OFF This message displays when the engine.... To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor automatically turns off. When the coolant temperature returns to normal, the air conditioning compressor turns back on. You can...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Instruments and Controls 5-35 Engine Oil Messages CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON This message displays when ... be changed. When you change the engine oil, be sure to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message. See...have your vehicle serviced by your dealer. See Engine Oil on page 10‑8. Engine Power Messages ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...this light and message off. Key and Lock Messages REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY This message displays if a Remote Keyless Entry ... seconds. Object Detection System Messages PARK ASST (Assist) BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL If your vehicle has the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system, this message...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... System Messages SERVICE STABILITRAK This message displays if there is a problem with the StabiliTrak® system.... comes on, it means there is a problem. See your dealer for service. The vehicle is safe to drive... System Messages SERVICE AIR BAG This message displays if there is a problem with the airbag...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... control system serviced by your dealer if you notice a drop in heating and air ... your vehicle serviced by your dealer. SERVICE POWER STEERING This message displays when a problem is detected with the power steering system. When this message is displayed, you may notice that the effort required to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... Pressure on page 10‑44 for more information. Transmission Messages ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF If your vehicle has the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, this message displays when there is a compact spare...message turns off when the differential fluid cools. The AWD system is disabled until the compact spare ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...appears again when you begin driving, the AWD system needs service. See your dealer.... detects a problem in the speed variable assist steering system. Have your vehicle serviced ...21 for more information. SERVICE TRANSMISSION This message displays when there is a problem with the transmission. See your...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... different drivers. All of the customization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options ... has been set. This feature allows you to change the language in which the DIC messages appear to ... menu. If the menu is not available, FEATURE SETTINGS AVAILABLE IN PARK will display. Before ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...km/h (8 mph) for three seconds. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting... messages will appear in Spanish. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting... is displayed on the DIC. You can also change the language by pressing the trip odometer reset...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into P (Park). NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. To select...is pressed again within five seconds of the previous command. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. 5-43...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...last door or the liftgate is closed. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting ... button on the RKE transmitter. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting ...You can temporarily override delayed locking by pressing the power door lock switch twice...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Instruments and Controls NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting ...page 2‑3 for more information. NO CHANGE : No change will be made to this feature. The current setting... will be set to a loud level. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. To select a...the key back in the ignition and remove it again, the seat and steering column will stay in the original exit position, unless a memory recall ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Instruments and Controls NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting ... (RKE) transmitter is pressed. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting ... start feature will be enabled. NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...and exited. A 40 second time period has elapsed with no selection made. Universal Remote System Programming . . . . This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...the instructions completely before attempting to program the Universal Home Remote. Because of the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person available to assist you with programming the Universal Home Remote. Keep the original hand-held ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... garage door openers may require substitution of Step 3 with the procedure noted in "Gate Operator ... 8. It may be helpful to have another person assist with the remaining steps. If the indicator light... 6 through 8. 6. After Steps 1 through 5 have been completed, locate inside the garage the garage...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...to www.homelink.com. Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to time out or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for Universal Home Remote to pick up the signal during programming. Similarly, some...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... a Single Universal Remote Button To reprogram any of the three Universal Remote buttons, repeat the programming instructions earlier in this section, beginning with Step 2. Erasing Universal Remote Buttons All programmed buttons should be erased when ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... ...Delayed Exit Lighting ...Parade Dimming ...Battery Load Management ...Battery Power Protection ... The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. It controls the following systems: ... ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...parking lamps on together with the following: Taillamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer 2 3 Headlamp High/Low‐Beam Changer: Push the turn signal/lane change lever away from you to turn the high beams on. Pull the lever toward you to return to low beams.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...day. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada.... the delayed headlamps feature or change the time of delay, see Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons... Flasher: Press this button located on the instrument panel below the audio system, to make the front...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... released. If after signaling a turn or lane change the arrow flashes rapidly or does not ... in the direction of the turn or lane change. Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a... panel brightness knob is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. D (Instrument Panel ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... when a door is opened. The lamps can also be turned on manually by fully turning the instrument panel brightness control clockwise. The reading lamps, located on the ... exterior lamps control. Dome Lamps The dome lamps are located in the overhead console and above the rear seat passengers....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...The delay time is canceled if the ignition key is turned to ON/RUN or the power door lock switch is pressed. The lamps will dim right away.... continues to work until one of the following occurs: ... The ignition is in ON/RUN. The power door locks are activated. An illumination period of 20 seconds has...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...to be seen. voltage move up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed. The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical ... (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons) on page 5‑29. Battery Load Management The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM)...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    6-8 Lighting Battery Power Protection This feature helps prevent the battery from being drained, if the interior courtesy lamps, reading/map lamps, visor vanity lamps or trunk lamp are accidentally left on. If any of these lamps are left on, they automatically turn off ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... System Introduction Infotainment ...7-1 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...7-2 Operation ...7-2 Audio Players CD Player ...CD/DVD Player ...MP3 (Radios with CD/USB) ...... Infotainment Read the following pages to become familiar with the audio system's features. Rear Seat Infotainment Rear ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...page 9‑2. The vehicle has Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be played even ... ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑20 for more ... radio system, see the separate Navigation System manual. Theft-Deterrent Feature TheftLock® is designed to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... The player is capable of reading the DTS programmed DVD Audio or DVD Video media. DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc... Radio with CD, DVD, and USB The vehicle may have one of these radios as its audio system. explained later ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...System Auto Text (Satellite Radio Service, CD, MP3, and WMA features): If additional information is available for the current song being played, Auto Text will automatically page/ ... station; or CD, MP3 or WMA song. If information is available during XM, CD, MP3 or WMA playback, the song ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...are pop, rock, country, talk, jazz, and classical. Selecting MANUAL or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass ... for each source. If the radio has a Bose® audio system, the EQ settings are either MANUAL or TALK. 7-5 Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...RDS) The Radio Data System (RDS) feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast ...these stations and only works when the information is available. While the radio is tuned to an FM-RDS ... while fading rearward. At that point the audio system output changes to Stereo to prevent the loss ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Press to go through up to six pages of favorites, each having six favorite stations available per page. Each page of favorites can contain ... is pressed and released, the station that was set, returns. 4. Repeat the steps for each radio station to be stored as a favorite. To setup...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    7-8 Infotainment System Satellite Radio XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM is a satellite radio service that...free music, coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. A service fee is required to receive the XM service. If XM Service needs to be reactivated, the radio will display "No Subscription ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Press to go through up to six pages of favorites, each having six favorite stations available per page. Each page of favorites can contain ... is pressed and released, the station that was set, returns. 4. Repeat the steps for each radio station to be stored as a favorite. To setup ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... preset button. No Artist Info: No artist information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. No Title ... working properly. No Information: No text or informational messages are available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. No Subscription ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    .... If this message is received after having the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. XM Radio ID: ... radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. Unknown: If this message is received when tuned to ...a fault. Consult with your dealer. XM Not Available: If this message does not clear ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ..., unplug the cellular phone and turn it off. Audio Players CD Player Playing a CD Insert ...): Multi-Band Antenna The multi-band antenna is located on the roof of the vehicle. This type of antenna is used with ...as well as OnStar® and the XM™ Satellite Radio Service System, if the vehicle has these ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...all. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it; this could damage the surface. Pick up CDs by ...to the edge. Care of the CD Player Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... Player Error: There are disc LOAD or disc EJECT problems. . There could have been a problem while burning the CD. The label could be caught in the CD player. . If the CD is...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... two sources and does not indicate "No Aux Input Device". If a front auxiliary input device is connected, the DVD/CD AUX button cycles through all available options. . f (Tune): Turn to select tracks on the CD that is currently playing. © SEEK ¨ : Press © to go to the start of the current ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the top DVD slot, the rear seat operator can turn on the video screen and use the remote control to only navigate the.... See "Using the Auxiliary Input Jack(s)" later in this section, or "Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks" under, Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 7‑36 for more information....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...DVD slot, front or rear auxiliary input (if available). If a playback device is plugged into the..."Using the Auxiliary Input Jack(s)" later in this section, or "Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks" under, Rear Seat ... speakers can be muted when the RSA power is turned on. See Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System on...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...System Playing a DVD Turn to change tracks on a CD or DVD, to manually tune a radio station,...page 7‑36 and Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System on page 7‑45 ..., CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/ RW ... formats. If an error message displays on the video screen or the radio, see "DVD Display...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... (RSE) System on page 7‑36 for more information. The Video Screen automatically turns on when the DVD-V is inserted into the DVD ...the DVD still does not play, refer to the on-screen instructions, if available. q (Return): Press to exit the current active menu and return to the previous menu. This ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... one of the following: . . e (Audio Stream): Press to cycle through audio stream formats located on the DVD-A disc. The video screen shows the audio stream changing. Inserting a Disc To play a disc, gently insert the disc, with the label side...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...to force the disc to eject. MP3 (Radios with CD/USB) Format Radios that have the capability of playing MP3s ...320 kbps or a variable bit rate. Radios that have a USB port can play .mp3 and .wma...This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc Format Error: This message displays, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    7-22 Infotainment System USB Supported File and Folder Structure The radio supports: ... Compressed Audio or Mixed Mode Discs The radio can play discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio and MP3/WMA files. If both formats are on the disc, the radio plays both file formats in ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... radio. These playlists are treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files. Play begins from the first track in the... the first folder. Playlists that have an .m3u or .pls file extension and are stored on a USB device may be supported by the radio with a USB port. Playing a CD-R ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... artist in alphabetical order. Continue pressing either softkey below the arrow tab until the artist displays. To change from playback by artist to playback by album: 1. Press the softkey located below the Sort By tab. 2. Press one of the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... is turned off, the iPod automatically powers off and will not charge or draw power from the vehicle's battery. If you have an older iPod model that is not supported, it can still be used by connecting it to the Auxiliary Input Jack ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... to go back to the main display screen on an iPod, or the root directory on a USB storage device. 4. Turn f to ..., end of the list. Using Softkeys to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod The five softkeys below the .... If there is more than one folder, repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the folder is reached.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...Track. > (Shuffle Off): This is the default mode when a USB storage device or iPod is first connected. 2 (Shuffle... Songs): Shuffles all songs on the USB storage device or iPod. < (Shuffle Album): Shuffles... album on an iPod. = (Shuffle Folder): Shuffles all songs in the current folder on a USB storage...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...(category) button to toggle between uncompressed audio and MP3/WMA files. CD‐R or CD‐RW Supported File and Folder Structure The DVD... or .wpl extension. Files with an .mp3, .wma, or .cda file extension. . USB Supported File and Folder Structure The radio supports: ... Up to 255 folders. Up to 8 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... only playlists and compressed audio files, but no folders, all files are located under the root folder. The folder down and the folder up buttons search playlists ... the radio displays ROOT. Order of Play Compressed audio files are accessed in the following order: ... 7-29 Play begins ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... playlists are treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files. Playlists that have an .m3u or...file extension and are stored on a USB device may be supported by the radio with a USB port. f (Tune):...slot, the rear seat operator can turn on the video screen and use the remote control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... to files by another artist, press the softkey located below either arrow tab. The disc ... the artist displays. To change from playback by artist to playback by album: 1. Press the softkey located below ... storage device, connect the device to the USB port located in the instrument panel storage area. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... is turned off, the iPod automatically powers off and will not charge or draw power from the vehicle's battery. If you have an older iPod model that is not supported, it can still be used by connecting it to the Auxiliary Input Jack ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... go back to the main display screen on an iPod, or the root directory on a USB storage device. 4. Turn f... softkey below c to view the contents of the current folder on the USB drive. To browse and select files:...there is more than one folder, repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the folder is reached. 2. Turn ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... on the lower right side of the faceplate and for vehicles with a USB port, it is located in the center console. . Using the 3.5 mm (1/8 in) Auxiliary ... All and Repeat Track. > (Shuffle Off): This is the default mode when a USB storage device or iPod is first connected. 2 (Shuffle All Songs / ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .../CD AUX button cycles through all available options. If a disc is inserted into top ... slot, the rear seat operator can turn on the video screen and use the remote control to ..."Using the Auxiliary Input Jack(s)" later in this section, or "Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks" under, Rear Seat Entertainment...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    7-36 Infotainment System USB Supported Devices ... USB Flash Drives Portable USB Hard ... includes a radio with a DVD player, a video display screen, audio/video jacks, two wireless ...www.apple.com/ itunes. For help with identifying your iPod, go to www.apple.com/support. In severe or extreme weather ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... console. The headphones shut off automatically to save the battery power if the RSE system and ...too far forward or stepping out of the vehicle, can cause the headphones to lose the audio signal....stored in a cool, dry place. A. Battery cover B. Channel 1 or 2 switch C. Power button D. Volume control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...dry place. The A/V jacks, located on the rear of the floor console, allow audio or video signals to be connected ... the auxiliary device and the video screen power on. If the video screen is in the DVD player... compartment. 3. Replace the battery door and tighten the door screw. Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Infotainment System How to Change the RSE Video Screen Settings The screen display mode (normal... signal to the wireless headphones, if there is audio available. See "Headphones" earlier in this section... screen is located in the overhead console. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... cool, dry place. Remote Control Buttons Notice: Avoid directly touching the video screen, as damage may occur. See "Cleaning the Video Screen" later in this section for more information. O (Power): Press to turn the video screen on and off. P (Illumination): ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... stop fast reversing a DVD video, press s. To stop fast reversing a DVD audio or CD, release r. ...stop fast forwarding a DVD video, press s. To stop fast forwarding a DVD audio or CD, release [. .... Press again to continue playing the DVD. e (Audio): Press to change audio tracks on DVDs that have this ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...universal remote control uses a Toshiba® code set. Battery Replacement To change the remote control ...control is to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry... (Double Digit Entries): 2 (Camera): Press to change camera angles on DVDs that have this feature...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Infotainment System Tips and Troubleshooting Chart Problem There is no power. The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on... between the remote control and the transmitter window. Check the batteries to make sure they are not dead or installed incorrectly. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    7-44 Infotainment System Tips and Troubleshooting Chart (cont'd) Problem Recommended Action Check that the RSE video screen is in the auxiliary source mode. Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices. Check for obstructions, low batteries, reception range, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... message depends on which radio the vehicle has. The video screen might display one of the following: ... button is pressed on the radio. 7-45 DVD Distortion Video distortion can occur when operating cellular ... a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Cleaning the Video Screen Use only a clean cloth ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... to an iPod or portable audio device through the RSA, attach the iPod or portable audio device to the front auxiliary input (if available), located on the front audio system. Turn the iPod on, then choose the front auxiliary input with the RSA SRCE ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... System When a DVD video menu is being displayed, press © or ¨ to perform a cursor up or down ... passengers are listening to the radio. When a CD or DVD audio disc is playing, press PROG to go ... seat passengers are listening to the disc. When a DVD video menu is being displayed, press PROG to perform...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... the Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m (30 ft). Not all phones support all functions, and...the audio system. Use the audio system volume knob, during a call, to change the volume level. ... too low. Bluetooth Controls Use the buttons located on the steering wheel to operate the in‐vehicle Bluetooth ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... with this process, see the cell phone manufacturer's user guide. 5. Locate the device named "Your Vehicle" in the list on the cell phone. Follow the instructions on the ... system responds with instructions and a four‐digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN is used in Step 5.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...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... and Deleting Phone Numbers The system can store up to 30 phone numbers as name tags in the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    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 Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... tone, say "Re‐dial." Once connected, the person called will be heard through the audio speakers. b g for b g for Receiving a Call When an incoming 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...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... the original call. To ignore the incoming call, no action is required. Press c x to disconnect the current call and switch to ...'s 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 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    .... See your cell phone manufacturer's user guide to see if the cell phone supports this feature. To access contacts stored in the cell phone: 1. Press ... will go through their cycle according to the phone's operating instructions. Other Information The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio) ...8-11 Climate Control Systems The heating, cooling...and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with this system. Air Vents Air Vents ...8-12 Maintenance Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...8-13 A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... of the air flowing from the system. Air Delivery Mode Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to change the current airflow mode. By positioning the right knob between two...towards the windshield and side window outlets. Cooler air is directed to the upper outlets and warmer air to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... hot days: 1. Open the windows to let hot air escape. 2. Select 3. 8-3 H mode. Select #. 4. Select the... mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside... Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio) on page 8‑11. Rear Window Defogger...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... Defrost D. Recirculation E. REAR (Rear Climate Control) F. Air Delivery Mode Control G. Driver Side Temperature Control H. Display I. J. L. Power (On/Off) Rear Window Defogger PASS (Passenger) K. Air Conditioning M. Passenger Side Temperature Control
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... outside air, unless it is hot outside and then the air inlet changes to recirculation mode to help quickly cool the vehicle. ... weather, the system delays turning on the fan until warm air is available. Press the fan control to override this delay and select the fan speed. Automatic Operation AUTO (...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... mode or fan speed can be manually adjusted. D / C (Fan Control): H / G (Air Delivery Mode Control): Press to change the direction of the airflow in the vehicle.... the display. Pressing a mode button while the system is off changes the air delivery mode without turning the system on....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ..., or floor mode, the previous temperature settings displays in place of any change made while in defrost mode. Air Conditioning # (Air ...flashes three times and turns off to show that the A/C mode is not available. If the A/C is on and the outside temperature drops below a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... 8‑10 or Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio) on page 8‑11. The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air,...on again. This mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside air and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... not cover the solar sensor or the system will not work properly. The interior temperature sensor located on the instrument panel to the right of the steering column, measures the temperature of the air inside the vehicle.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...: Turn to the desired mode to change the airflow direction. H (Vent): Air is directed through the overhead ... outlets. The rear system floor outlets are located under the third row seats. Rear ... C. Air Delivery Mode Control For vehicles with the rear climate control system, the controls are located on...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio) Mimic Mode: This mode matches the rear ...Press the fan up or down buttons to increase or decrease the fan speed. A. Fan Control B. Air ... with the rear climate control system, the controls are located on the rear of the center console. Press the REAR ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    8-12 Climate Controls N (Air Delivery Mode Control): Press to manually change the direction of the airflow. Repeatedly press the button until the desired ... directed through the floor outlets. The rear system floor outlets are located under the third row seats. Clear away any ice, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Climate Controls 8-13 Maintenance Passenger Compartment Air Filter The filter removes dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants from outside air and inside air when in recirculation mode. To find out what type of replacement filter to use, see Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 11ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    8-14 Climate Controls 7. Install the new air filter. 8. Replace the housing cover. 9. If removed, re‐install the...See your dealer if additional assistance is needed. 5. Squeeze the housing cover (A) tabs to remove. 6. Remove the old air filter from the passenger compartment air filter housing (B)....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... (U.S. and Canada Only) ...9-41 California Fuel Requirements ...9-42 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...9-42 Fuel Additives ...9-42 Filling the Tank ...9-43 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...9-45 Automatic Transmission Automatic Transmission ...9-24 Manual Mode ...9-26 Tow/Haul Mode ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    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 3‑16. { WARNING Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... has been drinking - driver or passenger - is in a crash, that person's chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. 9-3 Braking See Brake System ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    .... Wait to accelerate until out of the curve, and then accelerate gently into the straightaway. Steering Power Steering If power steering assist is lost because the engine stops or the power steering system is not functioning, the vehicle can be steered but it will ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... speed as possible from a collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. 9-5 Off-Road Recovery The vehicle's right wheels ... removing either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... vehicle speed by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You might ... Then turn the steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this (Continued) Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...You could crash. Shift down to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope. Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission. Shift to a lower gear when going down steep or long hills....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... road and watch for slippery spots. Icy patches can occur on otherwise clear roads in shaded areas. The surface of a curve or an overpass can remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. Avoid sudden steering maneuvers and braking while on ice. Turn off cruise control on slippery surfaces. . .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... help nearby. If possible, use the Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑7... that is away from the wind to bring in fresh air. Fully open the air outlets on or under the instrument ... the climate control system to a setting that circulates the air inside the vehicle and set the fan ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting ... pedal while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. Slowly spinning the wheels in the forward and reverse ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). This can cause systems to break and change the way the (Continued) Example Label A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the center pillar (B-pillar) of your vehicle. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity ... safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4. 6. If ... will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... 3 = 453 kg (1,000 lbs). B. Subtract Occupant Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 = 340 kg (750 lbs). C. Available Cargo Weight = @ 91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg (1,000 lbs). C. Available Cargo Weight = 113 kg (250 lbs). 0 kg (0 lbs).
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. WARNING (Continued) This can cause systems to break and change the way the vehicle handles. This could cause loss of control and a crash. Overloading can also shorten the life of the vehicle. Notice : Overloading ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    9-16 Driving and Operating WARNING (Continued) . If you put things inside your vehicle - like suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else, they will go as fast as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they will keep going. Do not leave an unsecured ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑20. This position locks the ignition and transmission. The key can be removed in LOCK/OFF. Do not turn ... when the vehicle is moving. This will cause a loss of power assist in the brake and steering systems and disable the airbags. ....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...Do not pump the brakes repeatedly. This may deplete power assist, requiring increased brake pedal force. 2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral). This can be done while the ... N (Neutral), firmly apply the brakes and steer the vehicle to a safe location. 3. Come to a complete stop, shift ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently to allow the oil to warm up and lubricate all moving parts. The vehicle has a ...immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ..., the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the cord into a properly ... vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned off: ... Audio System Power Windows Sunroof (if equipped) Power to the windows and...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you are pulling a trailer, see Driving Characteristics and ... the ignition key in your hand, the vehicle is in P (Park). WARNING (Continued) fire. You or others could be injured. Do not leave the vehicle ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... puts too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. This happens when parking on a hill and shifting the transmission into P (Park) is not done properly and then it is difficult to shift out of... low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Starting on page 10‑...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: . Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under the vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, ... . Never park the vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed area such as a garage or a building that has no fresh air ventilation. .
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking ...Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips on page 9‑46. Automatic Transmission The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. {...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... 9‑22. R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ..., to increase or decrease the gear range available. When you shift from D (Drive) to L (Low), the transmission will shift to a pre-determined lower ... is the highest gear that the transmission will be allowed to operate in. This means that all gears below that number are available. For example, when 4...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...gear range. Automatic Engine Grade braking is not available when the ERS is active. It is available in D (Drive) for both normal and Tow/Haul...select a range and limiting the highest gear available. Grade braking is available for normal driving and in Tow/Haul mode. See Automatic Transmission on page ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... needed for road conditions. When using a compact spare tire on an AWD vehicle, the system automatically detects the compact spare and disables... brakes at each wheel. ABS can change the brake pressure to each wheel, as required, faster than any driver could. This can help the driver steer around the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Driving and Operating Remember: ABS does not change the time needed to get a foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping ... on page 5‑20. Braking in Emergencies ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...several diagnostic checks to ensure there are no problems. The system may be heard or felt while ...normal and does not mean there is a problem with the vehicle. The system should initialize before ... Center (DIC), the vehicle should be taken in for service. For more information on the DIC messages, see ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...off-road conditions where high wheel spin is required. See If the Vehicle is Stuck on page ...control limits wheel spin by reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed management) and.... In this mode, engine power is not reduced automatically The traction control button is located on the instrument...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... If the problem does not clear itself after restarting the vehicle, see your dealer for... while turning or abrupt upshifts/downshifts of the transmission. When this happens, a reduction in acceleration may be noticed,... on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...cruise control system on. 2. Get up to the speed desired. 3. Press and release the SET- button located on the steering wheel. 4. Take your foot off the ... is already activated, . The cruise control buttons are located on left side of the steering wheel. Press to turn cruise control...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...Driving and Operating you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed..., the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower. . Step lightly on the brake pedal. Press the Passing.... When going up steep hills, [ button. To turn off the cruise control, press T on the steering...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... does not activate due to a temporary condition, the message PARK ASSIST OFF or PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL will be displayed on the DIC. SERVICE PARK ASSIST: If this message occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer to repair the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    9-36 Driving and Operating . PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL: This message can occur under the following conditions: . A tow bar is...rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush. For cleaning instructions, see Exterior Care on page 10‑87. The park assist sensors are covered by frost or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... inside rear view mirror. Once the driver shifts out of R (Reverse), the video image automatically disappears from the inside rear view mirror. Vehicles... behind the vehicle. When the driver shifts the vehicle into R (Reverse), the video image automatically appears on the navigation screen. Once the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... the configure menu options, then press the MENU hard key repeatedly until Display is selected or touch the Display screen button. 4. Select the Video screen button. When the Video screen button is highlighted the RVC system is on. The delay that...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Vision Camera System: This message can display when the system is not receiving information it requires from other vehicle systems. If any other problem occurs or if a problem persists, see your dealer. 9-39 Rear Vision Camera Location The camera is located in the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...your dealer. There are extreme temperature changes. The fast flash conditions are used to protect the video device from high temperature conditions. Once conditions return .... A slow flash may indicate a loss of video signal, or no video signal present during the reverse ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...rating is less than 87, an audible knocking noise, commonly referred to as spark knock, might be heard when driving. If this occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. If heavy knocking is heard when using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, the engine needs service.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... covered by the vehicle warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country ... 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 Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... ethers and ethanol, and reformulated gasolines might be available in your area. We recommend that you use these... WARNING Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid ... you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the fuel pump island. Turn off the engine...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... seconds after you have finished pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Exterior Care on page 10‑87.... atmosphere. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 5‑17. { WARNING If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    .... Towing General Towing Information Only use towing equipment that has been designed for the vehicle. Contact your dealer or trailering dealer for assistance with preparing the vehicle for towing a trailer. See the following trailer towing information in this section: . { WARNING Never fill a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to... greater loads. The trailer also adds wind resistance, increasing the pulling requirements. For safe trailering, ...Drive). Use a lower gear if the transmission shifts too often. See "Tow/Haul ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...vehicle speed while requiring less throttle pedal activity. Increase the charging system voltage to assist in recharging a battery installed in a trailer. . Towing with a Stability Control ... working. Tow/Haul Mode Tow/Haul assists when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...a selection when unloaded may result in unpleasant engine and transmission driving characteristics and reduced fuel economy. Turn ... panel flash whenever signaling a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps also flash, telling other drivers the vehicle is turning, changing lanes or ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... run while parked, preferably on level ground, with the transmission in P (Park) for a few minutes before turning ...starting down a long or steep downgrade. If the transmission is not shifted down, the brakes might ...). Use a lower gear if the transmission shifts too often. When towing at high altitude ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... When Trailer Towing The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See this manual's Maintenance Schedule or Index for... that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system and brake system. Inspect these...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... exceeded. Ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice. See Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑5 or Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico) on page 13‑5 for more information. Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    9-52 Driving and Operating (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) or the RGAWR (Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating). The effect of additional weight may reduce the trailering capacity more than the total of the additional weight. It is important that the vehicle does not exceed any of its ratings - GCWR, GVWR...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...be plugged into a seven-pin universal heavy-duty trailer connector available through your dealer. The seven-wire harness contains the following ... Signal Brown: Taillamps Black: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Red/Black: Battery Feed Dark Blue: Trailer Brake* A. Body-to-Ground Distance B. Front of ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... vehicle system and charge the battery. Conversions and Add-Ons Add-On Electrical Equipment Notice: ...working as they should. Add-on equipment can drain the vehicle's 12‐volt battery, even ...airbag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Compartment Overview ...10-6 Engine Cover ...10-7 Engine Oil ...10-8 Engine Oil Life System ...10-11 Automatic Transmission Fluid ...10-12 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...10-12 Cooling ...18 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...10-20 Power Steering Fluid ...10-21 Washer Fluid ...10...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit ...10-67 Tire Changing ...10-68 Secondary Latch System ...10-77 Compact Spare Tire ...10-79 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...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...products contain and/or emit these chemicals. California Perchlorate Materials Requirements Certain types of automotive applications, such as airbag initiators, seat belt pretensioners, and lithium batteries contained in Remote Keyless Entry transmitters, may contain perchlorate materials...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... 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 ... service manual. It tells you much more about how to service the vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ... list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Records ... on it. It is located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the vehicle. 2. At the front of the vehicle, pull up...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    10-6 Vehicle Care Engine Compartment Overview
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ..."Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 10‑8. Automatic Transmission Fluid Dipstick. See "Checking ...page 10‑22. L. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 10‑12. A. Oil Fill Cap B. ...4. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall engine cover. G. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See "When to Add Engine ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...oil. Following these simple, but important steps will help protect your investment: . When to Add Engine Oil Always use engine oil .... See “Checking Engine Oil” and “When to Add Engine Oil” in this section. Change the engine oil at the appropriate time. See Engine Oil Life System on page 10ମ.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... provider. Use of Substitute Engine Oils if dexos is unavailable: In the event that dexos‐approved engine oil is not available at an oil change or for maintaining proper oil level, you may use substitute engine oil displaying the API Starburst symbol ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...oil of the appropriate viscosity grade, be sure to always select an oil that meets the required specification, dexos. See "Specification" earlier in this section... to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter before disposal. Never dispose of oil by ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change is indicated can vary considerably....might indicate that an oil change is not necessary for up to a year. The engine oil and filter ...Life System Reset the system whenever the engine oil is changed so that the system can calculate ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    .../Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the scheduled maintenance intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each ... in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10‑6 for the location of the engine air cleaner/filter.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... (away from vehicle) to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains covered with dirt, a new filter is required. To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter: 1. Remove the engine cover. See Engine Cover on page 10‑7. A. Ventilation Tube B. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...which could damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you are driving. 7. Remove... be found in the base (E). 8. Inspect or replace the filter (D). 9. Reverse Steps 2 through 6 to reinstall the housing cover... and do not drive with the air cleaner/filter off. A. Engine Coolant Recovery...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...-COOL® can cause premature engine, heater core, or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant could require changing sooner, at 50 000 km (30,000 ... the cooling system and how to check and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... but the coolant level is not at or above the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL ..., or into sewers, streams, or bodies of water. Have the coolant changed by an authorized service center, familiar with legal requirements regarding used coolant disposal. This ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... Add Coolant to the Recovery Tank How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 10-17 WARNING (Continued) cooling system... turn the pressure cap. If coolant is needed, add the proper mixture directly to the radiator, but be... and be severely damaged. If coolant is needed, add the proper DEX-COOL coolant mixture ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...Vehicle Care 8. If the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck is low, add more of the proper DEX-COOL coolant mixture through the filler neck until the level is back up to the base of the filler neck. 2. Remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... but instead get service help right away. See Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada... covered by the warranty. Notice: If the engine catches fire while driving with no coolant, the vehicle can... vehicles engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ..., allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 10‑8. If No Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment If an...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11‑6. The power steering fluid reservoir is located under the engine cover on the passenger side... or below MIN line, you should add fluid close to MAX Line. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...fluid reservoir is low, a WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID message will be displayed on the Driver Information ...using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Do not mix... repair. . Open the cap with the washer symbol on it. Add washer fluid until the tank is full...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes - for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong... there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... others could be burned, and the vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the... Brake System Warning Light on page 5‑20. What to Add Use only new DOT 3 brake fluid from...too much fluid when new brake linings are installed. Add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage... If you do, wash it off immediately. { WARNING Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas...on page 10‑80 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Infrequent Usage: Remove...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... any other position, contact your dealer for service. 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. See Parking... moves out of P (Park), contact your dealer for service. Starter Switch Check { WARNING When you ... off the engine immediately if it starts. Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Vehicle Care 10-27 Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with ...parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from ... regular brake. . Contact your dealer if service is required. Contact your dealer if service ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... headlamps at you (for vertical aim). If the headlamps need to be re-aimed, it is recommended that you take the vehicle to your dealer for service. Backglass Wiper Blade To replace the backglass wiper blade: 1. Pull the wiper blade assembly away from the backglass. The backglass wiper blade will ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 10‑30. For any bulb‐changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Taillamps, Turn ...bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. A. Sidemarker Lamp B. Taillamp 3. Remove the two ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...until it connects. 9. Push the taillamp assembly back into its original location. 10. Reinstall the two nuts that hold the taillamp assembly in place...reinstalling the taillamp assembly, make sure the pin on the taillamp assembly lines up and is inserted correctly into the opening of the vehicle. For...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...the circuit until the current load returns to normal or the problem is fixed. This greatly reduces the chance of circuit overload and fire caused by electrical problems. Fuses and circuit breakers... identical size and rating. If there is a problem on the road and a fuse needs to be replaced, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... the windshield before using the windshield wipers. If the overload is caused by an electrical problem and not snow or ice, be sure to get it fixed. Engine ... by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Vehicle Care Fuses AUX VAC PUMP AWD BATT 1 BATT 2 BATT 3 CIGAR LIGHTER ECM The vehicle may ...Lighting System Airbag System ECM 1 Usage 10-33 AUX POWER Auxiliary Power Auxiliary Vacuum Pump All-Wheel-Drive System Battery 1 Battery 2 Battery 3 Cigar Lighter Engine Control Module Engine Control Module ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Sunroof SUNSHADE SERVICE SPARE Service Repair Spare HTD MIR Heating, Ventilation and Air HVAC BLWR Conditioning .../UP TRLR BRK TRLR PRK LAMP TRLR PWR WPR/WSW Starter Transmission Control Module Transmission Trailer Back‐up Lamps Trailer Brake Trailer Parking Lamps Trailer Power Windshield Wiper/ ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    .../ LO BEAM HORN Usage Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Auxiliary Vacuum Pump Switched Power Cooling Fan 1 Cooling Fan 2 Cooling Fan 3 Fog... Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located under the instrument panel on the passenger side of the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    .../TRN/SIG MSM Fuses Usage Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Inadvertent Power LED Infotainment Driver Side Turn Signal ... Mirrors, Liftgate Release Power Mirrors Radio Rear Wiper Passenger Side Turn Signal Spare Steering Wheel Illumination PWR MODE Power Mode PWR/MIR RDO REAR WPR DRL 2 DSPLY ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    .../SEAT PWR/WNDW PWR/ COLUMN L/GATE LCK Usage Driver Side Power Seat Relay Passenger Side Power Seat Relay Power Windows Relay Power Steering Column Relay Liftgate Relay Power Lock Relay DRL SPARE FRT/WSW Relays UNLCK DRL2 LT/UNLCK Usage 10-37 Power Unlock Relay Daytime Running Lamps 2 Relay (...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. See the warranty manual for information regarding the tire warranty and where to get service. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer. WARNING (Continued) . Underinflated tires pose ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... and a compact spare tire sidewall. and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration ...Tire Quality Grading (UTQG): Tire manufacturers are required to grade tires based on three performance ...can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Passenger (P‐Metric) Tire ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use tire... height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire ... use when a regular road tire has lost air and gone flat. If the vehicle ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... Accessory Weight: The combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers ...tire. Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords that is located between the plies and the tread. Cords ... of the tread. Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of air pressure in a tire, measured in kPa (kilopascal)...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Vehicle Care Maximum Inflation Pressure: The maximum air pressure to which a cold tire can be inflated. The maximum air pressure is molded onto the sidewall. Maximum Load Rating: The load rating ... 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... tires, or tires that do not have enough air, can result in: . Treadwear Indicators: Narrow bands,.... Overinflated tires, or tires that have too much air, can result in: ... Unusual wear. Poor handling... road hazards. Tire Pressure Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to operate effectively.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...tire inflation pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support the vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity....Tire and Loading Information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the inflation pressure is low, add air until you reach the recommended amount. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in your tires and transmit tire pressure readings to a receiver located in the vehicle. Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... illuminates the low tire pressure warning light located on the instrument cluster. If the warning light ... Tire and Loading Information label and its location. Also see Tire Pressure on page ... sensors monitor the air pressure in the tires and transmits the tire pressure readings to a receiver located ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...message come on at each ignition cycle until the problem is corrected. Some of the conditions that can cause ...use only the GM-approved tire sealant available through your dealer or included in the vehicle... regarding the inflator kit materials and instructions. The TPMS sensor matching process was not...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... and driver side rear. See your dealer for service or to purchase a relearn tool. There are two minutes ... side front tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 5. 7. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire, and... side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 5. The horn sounds two times to indicate the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...ignition to LOCK/OFF. 10. Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure level as indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label. The ... cut, or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. . alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Nut Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 12‑2. WARNING (Continued) changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the ... center of the wheel hub with wheel bearing grease after a wheel change or tire rotation to prevent corrosion or rust build-up. Do not get grease on ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    10-52 Vehicle Care Parking for an extended period can cause flat spots on the tires that may result in vibrations while driving. When storing a vehicle for at least a month, remove the tires or raise the vehicle to reduce the weight from the tires. or less of tread remaining. See Tire Inspection ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... on page 10‑79. 10-53 { WARNING Tires could explode during improper service. Attempting to mount or dismount a tire could cause injury or death. Only your dealer or authorized tire service center should mount or dismount the tires. If you must replace the vehicle's ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Tire and Loading Information label. See Vehicle Load Limits on page 9‑12 for more information about the Tire and Loading Information label and its location on the vehicle. { WARNING If different sized wheels are used, there may not be an acceptable level of performance and safety if tires not ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light... they must also conform to federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire ... Car Tires Must Conform to Federal Safety Requirements In Addition To These Grades. Treadwear The treadwear ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire... bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels can be repaired. See your ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... and handling of the vehicle. Tires can lose air, and cause loss of control, causing a... Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or...combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to the vehicle, drive ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...may require the same correction as used in a skid. Stop pressing the accelerator pedal and steer ...If a jack is provided with the vehicle, it is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything ... a jack is provided with the vehicle, only use it for changing a flat tire. If a tire goes...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...an 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... compressor kit. To use the jacking equipment to change a spare tire safely, follow the instructions below. Then see Tire...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...Vehicle Care WARNING (Continued) and compressor kit instructions and inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Do... all of the tire sealant and compressor kit instructions. Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit { ..., there may not be a spare tire, tire changing equipment, and on some vehicles there may...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    .../Air Hose (Clear) G. Air Only Hose (Black) H. Power Plug 10-61 There is ... Sealant Read and follow the safe handling instructions on the label adhered to the sealant canister. Check the ... before its expiration date. Replacement sealant canisters are available at your local dealer. See "Removal and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...the tire sealant and compressor kit from its storage location. See Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor ...on page 10‑67. 2. Unwrap the sealant/air hose (F) and the power plug (H). 3. Place the kit on ..., use the cigarette lighter. Do not pinch the power plug cord in the door or window. 7. Start the...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...after usage. 12. Unplug the power plug (H) from the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. 13. Turn the sealant/air hose (F) counterclockwise to remove it from the tire ... 14. Replace the tire valve stem cap. 15. Replace the sealant/air hose (F), and the power plug (H) back in their original location.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...64 Vehicle Care 19. Stop at a safe location and check the tire pressure. Refer to Steps 1 through 11 under "Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor ...local state codes and practices. 22. Replace it with a new canister available from your dealer. 23. After temporarily sealing a tire ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... warnings. 1. Remove the tire sealant and compressor kit from its storage location. See Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit on page 10‑67. 2. Unwrap the air only hose (G) and the power plug (H). 3. Place the kit on the ground. Make sure the tire valve stem is positioned ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... replace the tire valve stem cap. 14. Replace the air only hose (G) and the power plug (H) and cord back in their original locations. 15. Place the equipment in the original storage location in the vehicle. 6. Plug the power plug (H) into the accessory power outlet in the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... canister release button. 3. Pull up and remove the canister. 4. Replace with a new canister which is available from your dealer. The tire sealant and compressor kit has ... store the tire sealant and compressor kit, reverse the steps. Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit The tire...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    10-68 Vehicle Care Tire Changing Removing Tools The tools needed to remove the spare tire are located in the storage compartment on the driver side, at the rear of the vehicle. 1. Open the jack storage compartment by pulling on the latch tab, located toward the rear of the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Vehicle Care 2. Open the carpet cutout that is located through the hole of the storage compartment (C). 3. Attach ... the wrench (B) clockwise to raise the cable back up after removing the spare tire. Do ... and Tools" later in this section. To continue changing the flat tire, see "Removing the Flat ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...has not lowered, tighten the cable all the way and then loosen it at least two times. If the spare tire did lower to the ground, continue with Step 5 under "Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles with the Rear Convenience Center)" listed previously. 5. If you still cannot lower the spare tire to the ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... wrench. The key is supplied in the front passenger door pocket. The triangle is located near each wheel on the vehicle's exterior. 4. To identify the appropriate jacking location, find the triangle (A) about 12 inches (30.5 cm) from the front tire or (B) about 10.5 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... could come off and cause an accident. When changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt ... injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. { WARNING Raising the vehicle ... section for more information. { WARNING Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    Vehicle Care 10. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces, and spare wheel. 11. Place the spare tire on the wheel mounting surface. 12. Put the nuts on by hand by turning them clockwise until the wheel is held against the mounting surface. Make sure the rounded end is toward ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... vehicle. If this happened when the vehicle was being driven, the tire might contact a person or another vehicle, causing injury and damage to itself. ... the valve is toward the rear of the vehicle. This position helps when checking the air pressure in the compact spare tire. 5. Raise the tire fully ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Vehicle Care 3. Put the flat tire in the rear storage area with the valve stem pointing toward the rear of the vehicle. 10-75 6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull (A), and then try to turn (B) the tire. If the tire moves, use the lug wrench to tighten the cable. 5. Hook the cable...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    10-76 Vehicle Care Storing the Tools 3. Reinstall the wing bolt (B) by turning clockwise. 4. To replace the cover, line up the tab at the front of the cover with the notch in the cover opening. Push the cover in place and make sure that the rear clips are in the slots and push the cover closed. ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... valve stem pointing down. See Tire Changing on page 10‑68 for instructions on storing the spare tire correctly. To release the spare tire from the ... least 10 turns. { WARNING Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to read and follow the instructions ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... against the spare tire while firmly pulling the jack out from under the spare tire with the other hand. 9. Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening when the spare tire has been completely lowered. 10. Turn the lug wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up if the cable is hanging.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...and its wheel together. The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system will be automatically disabled when you use ...and prevent excessive wear on the clutch in your AWD, replace the compact spare tire with a full-...inflated when the vehicle was new, however, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in P (Park) or a manual transmission in Neutral before setting the parking... your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. { WARNING Batteries can hurt you. They ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...help save both batteries. And it could save the radio! 4. Open the hoods and locate the positive (+)... more information on the terminal locations. 10-81 { WARNING Using a match near a battery can cause... You do not need to add water to the ACDelco® battery (or batteries) installed in your new vehicle...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...has one. Do not let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative (−) cable does not go to the dead battery. It goes to...the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Do not connect...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle with the good .... 3. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... special equipment. Always flatbed on a car carrier. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed. See Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑7 or Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico) on ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... from the underhood fuse block and store in a safe location. See Engine Compartment Fuse Block on page 10ମ. is towed without performing each of the steps listed under “Dinghy Towing,” the automatic transmission could be damaged. Be sure to follow all steps of the dinghy towing procedure prior to ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... the parking brake. 2. Reinstall the fuses in the underhood fuse block. 3. Shift the transmission to P (Park), turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF and remove the key from... tire sizes on the front of the vehicle can cause severe damage to the transmission. All-wheel‐drive vehicles must not be towed with ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing the Vehicle" later in this section....vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. Approved cleaning products can .... If the vehicle has a basecoat/ clearcoat paint finish, the clearcoat gives more depth ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... waxes and polishes that are made for a basecoat/ clearcoat paint finish on the vehicle. Foreign materials such as ... other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings... preserve the vehicle's finish, keep it clean by washing it often. Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... than 30 cm (12 in) to the surface of the vehicle. Use of power washers exceeding 8,274 kPa (1,200 psi) can result in damage or removal of paint and decals. Notice: Conveyor systems on ... very cold, damp weather frequent application may be required. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... a tire dressing, always wipe off any overspray from all painted surfaces on the vehicle. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials available from your dealer. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions 10-91 on the label. While cleaning the ...The interior will continue to look its best if it is cleaned often. Dust and dirt can accumulate on ... set rapidly. Lighter colored interiors may require more frequent cleaning. Newspapers and garments ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... can be used. Your dealer has a GM approved leather cleaner available that provides superior cleaning performance when used regularly on finished automotive leathers. Allow... that are sold to preserve and protect leather may permanently change the Fabric/Carpet Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... fresheners contain solvents that 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 contact with paint or a plastic surface, blot immediately ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... with the pedals. Use the floor mat with the correct side up. Do not turn it over. Do not place .... . Removing and Replacing the Floor Mat 1. Pull up on the rear of the mat to unlock and remove. 2. Reinstall the floor mat by lining up the floor mat openings over the carpet retainers and snapping ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... to lock the mat in place. 5. Make sure the floor mat is properly secured and verify that it does not interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal. Removing and Replacing the Floor Mat 1. Turn the knob until it is aligned with the slot in the floor mat grommet. 2. Pull up on the floor mat. 10-95
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    10-96 Vehicle Care 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Service and Maintenance 11-1 Service and Maintenance General Information General Information ...11-1 .... We recommend having your dealer perform these services. Proper vehicle maintenance helps to keep the ... might need more frequent checks and services. Please read the information under Scheduled ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 10‑8. An Emission Control Service. When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, service is required for the vehicle as soon ... the need for vehicle service for more than a year. The engine oil and filter must be changed at least ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    Service and Maintenance system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine Oil Life System on page 10‑11. damaged wiper ... Replacement on page 10‑28... 11-3 Every Engine Oil Change . Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 10‑8 and Engine Oil Life ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...of wear, cracks, or other damage. Check the hold open ability of the gas strut. Contact your dealer if service is required. . First Engine Oil Change After Every 80 000 km/50,000 Miles . . . Engine air cleaner filter replacement. See ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. First Engine Oil Change After Every 160 000 km/100,000 ... of the transfer case and should be replaced. First Engine Oil Change After Every 240 000 km/150,000 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...Part No. 89021184, in Canada 89021186). DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Oil Engine Coolant Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Hydraulic Power Steering System Automatic Transmission Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear SAE 75W‐90 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element Spark Plugs Wiper Blades Front Driver - 62.5 cm (24.6 in) ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    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 Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed 11-9
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    11-10 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...12-1 Service Parts Identification Label ...12-1 Vehicle ......12-2 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...12-3 Service Parts Identification Label This label, on the inside of...VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and certificates of title ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... Fluids and Lubricants on page 11‑6 for more information. Capacities Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Tank Transmission Fluid* (Drain and Refill) Wheel Nut Torque Metric English For ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Technical Data Engine Specifications Engine 3.6L V6 Engine VIN Code D Transmission Automatic Spark Plug Gap 1.10 mm (0.043 in) 12-3 Engine Drive Belt Routing
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    12-4 Technical Data 2 NOTES
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle will be resolved by the dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions...that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service, or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    .... General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its participation in this program. STEP TWO: If after...your inquiry prompt attention. Have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance representative: . Vehicle Identification Number (VIN...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Customer Information STEP THREE - Canadian Owners: In the event that you do not feel your... been addressed after following the procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, General Motors of... factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an impartial ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ..., ask them to contact the right people at General Motors for support, if needed. STEP THREE If your case is not resolved... 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. However, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Av. Ejercito Nacional #843 Col. Granada ... (CAC), use the phone numbers listed in this section. Customer assistance is available Monday through Friday, 08:00 to 20:00 hours, and Saturdays from 08:00 ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ..., or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user in the U.S.... Salvador 800-6273 Digital owner manual, warranty information, and more. Storage for online service and maintenance records....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...(U.S. and Canada) This program is available to qualified applicants for cost reimbursement of eligible aftermarket adaptive equipment required for the ... Canadian‐purchased vehicles, call 1-800-268-6800. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. . . Calling for Assistance When calling...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... and delivery date of the vehicle. Description of the problem. . . Services Provided . Flat Tire Change: Service to change a flat tire with the spare tire. The spare tire, if...Out Service: Service to unlock the vehicle if you are locked out. A remote unlock may be available if you ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...not provided through this service. Lock-Out Service: Vehicle registration is required. Trip Routing ...information is also available. Allow three weeks for delivery. . . Trip Interruption Benefits and Assistance:... Program (Mexico) Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year....
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    .../or hybrid‐specific warranties in both the U.S. and Canada. Several Courtesy Transportation options are available to assist in reducing inconvenience when warranty repairs are required. Courtesy Transportation is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... expenses may be available. Claim amounts should reflect actual costs and be supported by original ...Rental reimbursement will be limited and must be supported by original receipts. This requires that you sign and ... program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...covered by that warranty. Aftermarket collision parts are also available. These are made by companies other than ...fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/ corrosion problems, and may not perform properly ...parts. If such insurance coverage is not available from your current insurance carrier, consider...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... Vehicle Damage Repair Process In the event that the vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you ...have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment ... has been an injury, call emergency services for help. Do not leave the scene ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... limits. Current and Past Models Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. ...and shipping fees. Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on the engines, transmission, axle, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... modules to monitor and control engine and transmission performance, to monitor the conditions for airbag deployment and... may store data to help the dealer technician service the vehicle. Some modules may also ... These modules may also retain the owner's personal preferences, such as radio pre-sets, ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... for GM research needs or may be made available to others for research purposes, where a need is shown ... on data collection and use and is available in the OnStar glove box kit, at www.onstar.... Refer to the navigation system operating manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... in GM vehicles does not use or record personal information or link with any other GM system containing personal ..., including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to any of these systems by other than an authorized service facility could void ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... ...10-3 Accessory Power ...9-20 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...9-54 Adjustments Lumbar, Front Seats ...3-6 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...10-12... Feature ...7-2 Automatic Door Locks ...2-8 Automatic Transmission ...9-24 Fluid ...10-12 Manual Mode ...9-26 Shift Lock Control ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    i-2 INDEX B Battery ...10-25 Jump Starting ...10-80 Load Management ...6-7 Power Protection ...29 Buying New Tires ...10-52 C Calibration ...5-6 California Fuel Requirements ...9-42 Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...17 Check Engine Light ...5-17 Ignition Transmission Lock ...10-27 Child Restraints ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...Light ...5-24 Messages ...5-33 Cupholders ...4-1 Customer Assistance ...13-6 Offices ...13-5 Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...13-6 Customer Information Service Publications Ordering Information ...13-14 ...Ajar Messages ...5-33 Delayed Locking ...2-8 Locks ...2-7 Power Locks ...2-8 Drive Systems All-Wheel...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    i-4 INDEX Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...10-12 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...23 Running While Parked ...9-24 Starting ...9-18 Engine Oil Life System ...10-11 Messages ...5-35 Entry ... ...10-94 Fluid Automatic Transmission ...10-12 Brakes ...10-23 Power Steering ...10-21 Washer ...10-21 Folding ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... Specifications ...9-41 Gauge ...5-13 Recommended ...9-41 Requirements, California ...9-42 System Messages ...5-35 ... Lights and Indicators ...5-11 General Information Service and Maintenance ...11-1 Towing ...9-45 ...17 Heater Engine ...9-20 Heating and Air Conditioning ...8-1 High Voltage Devices and ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... INDEX I Ignition Positions ...9-17 Ignition Transmission Lock Check ...10-27 Immobilizer ... Coolant Temperature Warning ...5-22 Engine Oil Pressure ...5-23 Flash-to-Pass ...6-2 High-...21 Locks Automatic Door ...2-8 Delayed Locking ...2-8 Door ...2-7 Lockout Protection ...2-8 Power Door ...2-8 Safety ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...Seats ...3-6 Messages (cont.) Door Ajar ...5-33 Engine Cooling System ...5-34 Engine Oil ...5-35 Engine Power ...5-35 Fuel System ...5-35 Key and ... System ...5-36 Ride Control System ...5-37 Service Vehicle ...5-38 Tire ...5-38 Transmission ...5-39 Vehicle ...5-32 Vehicle Reminder...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...39 Perchlorate Materials Requirements, California ...10-3 Personalization Vehicle ...5-41 Phone Bluetooth ...7-47 Power Door ... Transportation ...13-10 Proposition 65 Warning, California ...10-3 Oil Engine ...10-8 Engine Oil Life System ...10-11 Messages ...5-35 Pressure Light ...5-23 Older Children,...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... Seat Entertainment System ...7-36 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...7-45 Rear Seats ...3-10 Rear ...-15 Restraints Where to Put ...3-54 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...9-20 Ride Control Systems ... Head Restraints ...3-2 Heated and Ventilated Front ...3-9 Lumbar Adjustment, Front ...3-6 Power Adjustment, Front ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ...Switch Check ...10-26 Starting the Engine ...9-18 Steering ...9-4 Fluid, Power ...10-21 Wheel Adjustment ...5-2 Wheel Controls...-10 Vehicle Messages ...5-38 Servicing the Airbag ...3-44 Shift Lock Control Function Check, Automatic Transmission ...10-26 T Tachometer ...5-13 Taillamps Bulb Replacement ...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... New Tires ...10-52 Chains ...10-57 Changing ...10-68 Compact Spare ...10-79 Designations......9-50 Vehicle ...10-84 Trailer Towing ...9-50 Transmission Automatic ...9-24 Fluid, Automatic ...10-12 Messages...Program, Courtesy ...13-10 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...6-4 Turn Signal, Bulb Replacement ...10...
  • 2011 Chevrolet Traverse | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...New Tires ...10-51 Where to Put the Restraint ...3-54 Windows ...2-20 Power ...2-20 Windshield Wiper/Washer ...5-5 Winter Driving ...9-9 Wiper ...Kit ...10-67 Tire Pressure ...10-44 Vehicle Identification Service Parts Identification Label ...12-1 Ventilation, Air ...8-12 Visors ...2-22 Voltage Devices...



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