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  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt Owner Manual BookTOC

  • Introduction

    • Canadian Vehicle Owners
    • Using this Manual
    • Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
    • Symbols
  • In Brief

    • Instrument Panel
    • Initial Drive Information
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
      • Remote Start
      • Door Locks
      • Windows
      • Seat Adjustment
      • Heated Seats
      • Head Restraint Adjustment
      • Safety Belts
      • Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
      • Mirror Adjustment
      • Steering Wheel Adjustment
      • Interior Lighting
      • Exterior Lighting
      • Windshield Wiper/Washer
      • Climate Controls
    • Vehicle Features
      • Radio(s)
      • Satellite Radio
      • Portable Audio Devices
      • Bluetooth®
      • Steering Wheel Controls
      • Cruise Control
      • Navigation System
      • Power Outlets
    • Battery and Efficiency
      • High Voltage Safety Information
      • Charging
      • Fueling
      • Total Vehicle Range
      • Regenerative Braking
      • Service
    • Performance and Maintenance
      • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
      • Tire Pressure Monitor
      • Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
      • Roadside Assistance Program
      • OnStar®
  • Keys, Doors and Windows

    • Keys and Locks
      • Keys
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
      • Remote Start
      • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Delayed Locking
      • Automatic Door Locks
      • Lockout Protection
      • Safety Locks
    • Doors
      • Hatch
    • Vehicle Security
      • Anti-theft Alarm System
      • Immobilizer
      • Immobilizer Operation
    • Exterior Mirrors
      • Convex Mirrors
      • Power Mirrors
      • Folding Mirrors
      • Heated Mirrors
    • Interior Mirrors
      • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Sun Visors
  • Seats and Restraints

    • Head Restraints
    • Front Seats
      • Seat Adjustment
      • Reclining Seatbacks
      • Heated Front Seats
    • Rear Seats
    • Safety Belts
      • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
      • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
      • Safety Belt Extender
      • Safety System Check
      • Safety Belt Care
      • Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
    • Airbag System
      • Where Are the Airbags?
      • When Should an Airbag Inflate?
      • What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
      • How Does an Airbag Restrain?
      • What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
      • Passenger Sensing System
      • Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Airbag System Check
      • Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
      • Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
      • Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
      • Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
  • Storage

    • Storage Compartments
      • Instrument Panel Storage
      • Glove Box
      • Floor Console Storage
      • Umbrella Storage
    • Additional Storage Features
      • Cargo Cover
  • Instruments and Controls

    • Instrument Panel Overview
    • Controls
      • Steering Wheel Adjustment
      • Steering Wheel Controls
      • Horn
      • Windshield Wiper/Washer
      • Power Outlets
    • Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
      • Instrument Cluster
      • Speedometer
      • Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Compass
      • Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
      • Fuel Gauge
      • Driver Efficiency Gauge
      • Total Vehicle Range
      • Safety Belt Reminders
      • Airbag Readiness Light
      • Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
      • Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Electric Parking Brake Light
      • Service Electric Parking Brake Light
      • Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
      • Sport Mode Light
      • Mountain Mode Light
      • Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
      • Tire Pressure Light
      • Engine Oil Pressure Light
      • Low Fuel Warning Light
      • Security Light
      • High-Beam On Light
      • Lamps On Reminder
      • Cruise Control Light
      • Door, Hood, or Hatch Open Light
    • Information Displays
      • Center Stack Display
      • Power Flows
      • Charging
      • Energy Information
      • Clock
      • Driver Information Center (DIC)
    • Vehicle Messages
      • Battery and Charging Messages
      • Brake System Messages
      • Cruise Control Messages
      • Door Ajar Messages
      • Drive Mode Messages
      • Electric Drive Unit Messages
      • Engine Cooling System Messages
      • Engine Oil Messages
      • Fuel System Messages
      • Key and Lock Messages
      • Lamp Messages
      • Object Detection System Messages
      • Propulsion Power Messages
      • Ride Control System Messages
      • Airbag System Messages
      • Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
      • Service Vehicle Messages
      • Starting the Vehicle Messages
      • Tire Messages
      • Vehicle Speed Messages
      • Washer Fluid Messages
    • Vehicle Personalization
    • Universal Remote System
      • Universal Remote System Programming
      • Universal Remote System Operation
  • Lighting

    • Exterior Lighting
      • Exterior Lamp Controls
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Flash-to-Pass
      • Pedestrian Friendly Alert
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Hazard Warning Flashers
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals
    • Interior Lighting
      • Instrument Panel Illumination Control
      • Dome Lamps
      • Reading Lamps
    • Lighting Features
      • Entry Lighting
      • Exit Lighting
      • Battery Power Protection
  • Infotainment System

    • Introduction
      • Infotainment
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Overview
    • Radio
      • AM-FM Radio
      • Satellite Radio
      • Radio Reception
      • Multi-Band Antenna
    • Audio Players
      • CD/DVD Player
      • MP3
      • Hard Drive Device (HDD)
      • Auxiliary Devices
    • Navigation
      • Using the Navigation System
      • Maps
      • Navigation Symbols
      • Destination
      • OnStar® Destination Download
      • Configure Menu
      • Global Positioning System (GPS)
      • Vehicle Positioning
      • Problems with Route Guidance
      • If the System Needs Service
      • Ordering Map DVDs
      • Database Coverage Explanations
    • Voice Recognition
    • Phone
      • Bluetooth
  • Climate Controls

    • Climate Control Systems
      • Automatic Climate Control System
    • Air Vents
  • Driving and Operating

    • Driving Information
      • Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
      • Defensive Driving
      • Drunk Driving
      • Control of a Vehicle
      • Braking
      • Steering
      • Off-Road Recovery
      • Loss of Control
      • Driving on Wet Roads
      • Highway Hypnosis
      • Hill and Mountain Roads
      • Winter Driving
      • If the Vehicle Is Stuck
      • Vehicle Load Limits
    • Starting and Operating
      • New Vehicle Break-In
      • Power Button
      • Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
      • Shifting Into Park
      • Shifting out of Park
      • Parking over Things That Burn
    • Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
      • System Operation
      • Electric Mode
      • Extended Range Mode
      • Driver Selected Operating Modes
      • Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable
      • Maintenance Modes
    • Engine Exhaust
      • Running the Vehicle While Parked
    • Electric Drive Unit
    • Brakes
      • Antilock Brake System (ABS)
      • Electric Parking Brake
      • Regenerative Braking
    • Ride Control Systems
      • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Cruise Control
    • Object Detection Systems
      • Ultrasonic Parking Assist
      • Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
    • Charging
      • Plug-In Charging
      • Delayed Charging Override
      • Charging Status Feedback
      • Charge Cord
      • Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
    • Fuel
      • Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
      • California Fuel Requirements
      • Fuels in Foreign Countries
      • Fuel Additives
      • Filling the Tank
      • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Towing
      • General Towing Information
    • Conversions and Add-Ons
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
  • Vehicle Care

    • General Information
      • California Proposition 65 Warning
      • California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
      • Accessories and Modifications
      • Lifting the Vehicle
    • Vehicle Checks
      • Doing Your Own Service Work
      • Hood
      • Engine Compartment Overview
      • Engine Oil
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
      • Cooling System (Engine)
      • Cooling System (High Voltage Battery)
      • Cooling System (Power Electronics and Charger Modules)
      • Engine Coolant
      • Engine Overheating
      • Power Steering Fluid
      • Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Brake Fluid
      • Battery
      • Propulsion System Start Check
      • Electrical Drive Unit Shift Lock Control Function Check
      • Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
      • Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Headlamp Aiming
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps
      • Back-Up Lamps
      • License Plate Lamp
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Electrical System
      • High Voltage Devices and Wiring
      • Electrical System Overload
      • Engine Compartment Fuse Block
      • Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left Side)
      • Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right Side)
      • Rear Compartment Fuse Block
    • Wheels and Tires
      • Tires
      • Winter Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labeling
      • Tire Designations
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Tire Pressure
      • Tire Pressure Monitor System
      • Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
      • Tire Inspection
      • Tire Rotation
      • When It Is Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Different Size Tires and Wheels
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
      • Tire Chains
      • If a Tire Goes Flat
      • Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
      • Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
    • Jump Starting
    • Towing
      • Towing the Vehicle
      • Recreational Vehicle Towing
    • Appearance Care
      • Exterior Care
      • Interior Care
      • Floor Mats
  • Service and Maintenance

    • General Information
    • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
      • Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
      • Maintenance Replacement Parts
    • Maintenance Records
  • Technical Data

    • Vehicle Identification
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Vehicle Data
      • Capacities and Specifications
      • Engine Drive Belt Routing
  • Customer Information

    • Customer Information
      • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
      • Customer Assistance Offices
      • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
      • Online Owner Center
      • GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
      • Roadside Assistance Program
      • Scheduling Service Appointments
      • Courtesy Transportation Program
      • Collision Damage Repair
      • Service Publications Ordering Information
      • Trademarks and License Agreements
      • Open Source Information
    • Reporting Safety Defects
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
    • Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
      • Event Data Recorders
      • OnStar®
      • Navigation System
      • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
      • Radio Frequency Statement
  • Index

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