Emerson FX35 2005 Owner`s manual

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Foreword
Your INFINITI represents a new way of
thinking about vehicle design. It integrates
advanced engineering and superior craftsmanship with a simple, refined aesthetic
sensitivity associated with traditional Japanese culture.
The result is a different notion of luxury
and beauty. The car itself is important, but
so is the sense of harmony that the vehicle
evokes in its driver, and the sense of
satisfaction you feel with the INFINITI —
from the way it looks and drives to the high
level of dealer service.
To ensure that you enjoy your INFINITI to
the fullest, we encourage you to read this
Owner’s Manual immediately. It explains
all of the features, controls and performance characteristics of your INFINITI; it
also provides important instructions and
safety information.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet
is included in your Owner’s literature
portfolio. The INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide explains details about
maintaining and servicing your vehicle.
Always carry it with you when you take
your vehicle to an INFINITI dealer. The
Warranty Information Booklet contents
provide complete information about all
warranties covering this vehicle, the requirements to keep the warranties in effect
as well as the INFINITI Roadside Assistance program.
WARNING
Additionally, a separate Customer Care
and Lemon Law Information Booklet will
explain how to resolve any concerns you
may have with your vehicle, as well as
clarify your rights under your state’s
lemon law.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS FOR SAFETY!
READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY
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NEVER drive under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
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ALWAYS observe posted speed limits
and never drive too fast for conditions.
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ALWAYS give your full attention to
driving and avoid using vehicle features
or taking other actions that could
distract you.
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ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate child restraint systems. Pre-teen
children should be seated in the rear
seat.
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ALWAYS provide information about the
proper use of vehicle safety features to
all occupants of the vehicle.
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ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for
important safety information.
Before driving your vehicle, read your
Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure
familiarity with controls and maintenance
requirements, assisting you in the safe
operation of your vehicle.
Follow these important driving rules to help
ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you
and your passengers!
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ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD
DRIVING
This vehicle will handle and maneuver
differently from an ordinary passenger
car because it has a higher center of
gravity for off-road use. As with other
vehicles with features of this type, failure
to operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control or an accident.
Be sure to read “On-pavement and offroad driving precautions”, “Avoiding collision and rollover” and “Driving safety
precautions” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification could affect its performance,
safety or durability, and may even violate
governmental regulations. In addition,
damage or performance problems resulting from modification will not be covered
under the INFINITI warranties.
WHEN READING THE MANUAL
This manual includes information for all
options available on this model. Therefore,
you may find some information that does
not apply to your vehicle.
All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are those in effect at
the time of printing. INFINITI reserves the
right to change specifications or design at
any time without notice.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS MANUAL
You will see various symbols in this
manual. They are used in the following
ways:
WARNING
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause death or serious
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk,
the procedures must be followed precisely.
CAUTION
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause minor or moderate
personal injury or damage to your vehicle.
To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures
must be followed carefully.
SIC0697
If you see the symbol above, it means “Do
not do this” or “Do not let this happen”.
If you see a symbol similar to those above
in an illustration, it means the arrow points
to the front of the vehicle.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to
those above indicate movement or action.
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Arrows in an illustration that are similar to
those above call attention to an item in the
illustration.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING
WARNING
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain
or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY
Some vehicle parts, such as lithium
batteries, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided:
“Perchlorate Material - special handling
may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
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C 2008 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
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Manual may be reproduced or stored in a
retrieval system, or transmitted in any
form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,
without the prior written permission of
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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INFINITI CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
INFINITI CARES ...
Both INFINITI and your INFINITI dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your
INFINITI dealer are our primary concerns. Your INFINITI dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service
needs.
However, if there is something that your
INFINITI dealer cannot assist you with or
you would like to provide INFINITI directly
with comments or questions, please contact our (INFINITI’s) Consumer Affairs Department using our toll-free number:
For U.S. customers
1-800-662-6200
For Canadian customers
1-800-361-4792
The Consumer Affairs Department will ask
for the following information:
— Your name, address, and telephone
number
— Vehicle identification number (on dash
panel)
— Date of purchase
— Current odometer reading
— Your INFINITI dealer’s name
— Your comments or questions
You can write to INFINITI with the information on the left at:
For U.S. customers
INFINITI Division
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
For Canadian customers
INFINITI Division
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
OR
We appreciate your interest in INFINITI and thank you for buying a quality INFINITI vehicle.
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Table of
Contents
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Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
1
Instruments and controls
2
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
3
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems
4
Starting and driving
5
In case of emergency
6
Appearance and care
7
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
8
Technical and consumer information
9
Index
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Seats, seat belts and Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) .................................................. 0-2
Exterior front ................................................... 0-3
Exterior rear .................................................... 0-4
Passenger compartment ................................... 0-5
Cockpit ........................................................... 0-6
Instrument panel ............................................. 0-8
Meters and gauges .......................................... 0-9
Engine compartment ...................................... 0-10
VQ35HR engine ......................................... 0-10
VK50VE engine .......................................... 0-11
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SEATS, SEAT BELTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
8. Rear seats (P.1-5)
— Child restraints (P.1-18)
9. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags (P.1-37)
10. Seat belt pretensioner (P.1-50)
11. Front seats (P.1-2)
— Occupant classification sensors
(weight sensors) (P.1-43)
12. Front passenger air bag status light
(P.1-45)
SSI0444
1. Child restraint anchor points (for top
tether strap child restraint) (P.1-22)
5. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P.1-37)
2. Seat belts (P.1-8)
6. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) system (P.1-20)
3. Front-seat Active Head Restraint (P.1-6)
4. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bags (P.1-37)
7. Rear armrest (P.1-8)
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EXTERIOR FRONT
7. Outside mirrors (P.3-23)
— Side view camera (if so equipped)
(P.4-26)
— Welcome light (P.2-62)
8. Doors
— Keys (P.3-2)
— Door locks (P.3-4)
— Intelligent Key system (P.3-6)
— Remote keyless entry system (P.3-13)
9. Recovery hook (P.6-14)
10. Front view camera (if so equipped) (P.426)
11. Fog light (P.2-42)
12. Sonar sensor
— Around View Monitor (if so equipped)
(P.4-26)
13. Tires
— Wheel and tires (P.8-31, P.9-9)
— Flat tire (P.6-2)
— Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) (P.2-16, P.5-3)
SSI0445
1. Hood (P.3-16)
2. Headlight and turn signal (P.2-36)
— Bulb replacement (P.8-19)
— Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
(if so equipped) (P.2-39)
3. Windshield wiper and washer (P.2-33)
— Maintenance (P.8-21)
4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P.2-60)
5. Roof rack (if so equipped) (P.2-57)
6. Power windows (P.2-58)
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EXTERIOR REAR
7. Sonar sensor
— Around View Monitor (if so equipped)
(P.4-26)
8. Rear combination light (Bulb replacement) (P.8-27)
9. Fuel-filler door (P.3-18)
— Fuel recommendation (P.9-4)
10. Child safety rear door locks (P.3-6)
SSI0446
1. Rear view camera (if so equipped)
(P.4-20)
2. Lift gate (P.3-16)
— Intelligent Key system (P.3-6)
— Remote keyless entry system (P.3-13)
3. Rear window defroster switch (P.2-36)
4. High-mounted stop light (Bulb replacement) (P.8-27)
5. Rear window wiper and washer (P.2-35)
— Maintenance (P.8-22)
6. Antenna (P.4-45)
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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
4. Power window controls (P.2-58)
5. Automatic drive positioner switch (if so
equipped) (P.3-24)
6. Sun visors (P.3-21)
7. Moonroof switch (if so equipped)
(P.2-60)
8. Map light (P.2-63)
9. Sunglasses holder (P.2-51)
10. Inside rearview mirror (P.3-21)
— HomeLink® (if so equipped) (P.2-65)
— Compass (if so equipped) (P.2-9)
11. Cargo cover (if so equipped) (P.2-55)
12. Rear cup holders (P.2-50)
13. Console box
— Power outlet (P.2-49)
— Auxiliary input jacks (P.4-72)
— INFINITI iPod® Interface System (if so
equipped) (P.4-59)
14. Front cup holders (P.2-50)
SSI0447
1. Coat hooks (P.2-53)
2. Rear personal light (P.2-63)
3. Mobile Entertainment System (MES)
(if so equipped)
— Flip-down screen (P.4-72)
— Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) drive
(P.4-72)
— Headphones (P.4-75)
— DVD remote controller (P.4-76)
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COCKPIT
5. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left
side)
— ENTER or tuning switch (P.4-69)
— BACK switch (P.4-69)
— TALK switch (if so equipped)
(P.4-111)/Phone switch
(if so equipped) (P.4-85)
— Volume control switches (P.4-69)
— Source select switch (P.4-69)
6. Trip computer switch (P.2-28)
7. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P.2-33)
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(right side)
— Cruise control switches (P.5-25)
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
switches (if so equipped) (P.5-27)
— Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
switch (if so equipped) (P.5-18)
9. Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) off switch
(if so equipped) (P.2-46)
SIC3823
1. Outside mirror remote control switch
(P.3-23)
3. Instrument brightness control switch
(P.2-41)
2. Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
switch (if so equipped) (P.2-39)/Headlight aiming control switch (P.2-39)
4. Headlight, fog light and turn signal
switch (P.2-36)
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10. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF
switch (P.5-77)
11. Intelligent Key port (P.5-11)
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12. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped)
— Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
(P.2-45, 5-61)
— Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
(P.2-44, 5-18)
13. Distance Control Assist (DCA) switch
(if so equipped) (P.2-47)
14. TRIP/RESET switch for twin trip odometer (P.2-6)
15. Electric tilting/telescopic steering
wheel lever (if so equipped) (P.3-19)
16. Manual tilting/telescopic steering
wheel lever (if so equipped) (P.3-19)
17. Center-console-mounted controls
— Climate controlled seat switches
(if so equipped) (P.2-43)
— SNOW mode switch (P.2-45)
— Continuous Damping Control mode
select switch (if so equipped)
(P.2-46, 5-72)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
(P.4-26)
6. Center display (P.4-2)
7. Clock (P.2-48)
8. Hazard warning flasher switch (P.2-42)
9. Front passenger supplemental air bag
(P.1-37)
10. Hood release handle (P.3-16)
11. Fuse box cover (P.8-23)
12. Parking brake (P.5-17)
13. Steering wheel
— Horn (P.2-43)
— Driver supplement air bag (P.1-37)
14. Push-button ignition switch (P.5-9)
15. Front passenger air bag status light
(P.1-43)
16. Power outlet (P.2-49)
17. Rear window defogger switch (P.2-36)
SIC3824
1. Side ventilator (P.4-37)
2. Paddle shifter (if so equipped) (P.5-15)
3. Meters and gauges (P.2-5)
4. Center ventilator (P.4-37)
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5. Center multi-function control panel
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting
buttons (P.4-8)
— Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System (if so equipped) (P.4-85)
— Around View Monitor (if so equipped)
18. CompactFlash card slot (if so equipped)
(P.4-57)
19. Automatic climate control system (P.438)
20. Audio system (P.4-43)
21. Glove box lid release handle (P.2-52)
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
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METERS AND GAUGES
SIC3825
2. Warning/Indicator lights (P.2-12)
5. Dot matrix liquid crystal display/Odometer/twin trip odometer (P.2-22)
3. Speedometer (P.2-6)
6. Fuel gauge (P.2-8)
1. Tachometer (P.2-7)
4. Engine coolant temperature gauge
(P.2-7)
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT
10. Drive belts (P.8-18)
11. Coolant reservoir (P.8-9)
SDI2262
VQ35HR ENGINE
5. Engine oil filler cap (P.8-10)
1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-23)
6. Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-15)
2. Battery (P.8-16)
7. Window washer fluid reservoir (P.8-15)
3. Radiator filler cap (P.8-9)
8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P.8-14)
4. Engine oil dipstick (P.8-10)
9. Air cleaner (P.8-20)
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10. Drive belt location (P.8-18)
11. Coolant reservoir (P.8-9)
SDI2264
VK50VE ENGINE
5. Engine oil dipstick (P.8-10)
1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P.8-23)
6. Brake fluid reservoir (P.8-15)
2. Battery (P.8-16)
7. Window washer fluid reservoir (P.8-15)
3. Engine oil filler cap (P.8-10)
8. Power steering fluid reservoir (P.8-14)
4. Radiator filler cap (P.8-9)
9. Air cleaner (P.8-20)
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MEMO
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1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system
Seats.............................................................. 1-2
Front seats.................................................. 1-2
Rear seats................................................... 1-5
Head restraint ............................................. 1-6
Front-seat Active Head Restraints .................. 1-7
Armrest (if so equipped)............................... 1-8
Seat belts ....................................................... 1-8
Precautions on seat belt usage ..................... 1-8
Child safety............................................... 1-11
Pregnant women........................................ 1-12
Injured persons ......................................... 1-12
Pre-crash seat belts with comfort function
(front seats) (if so equipped) ...................... 1-12
Three-point type seat belt .......................... 1-13
Seat belt extenders.................................... 1-17
Seat belt maintenance ............................... 1-17
Child restraints.............................................. 1-18
Precautions on child restraints.................... 1-18
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
system (LATCH).......................................... 1-20
Top tether strap child restraint.................... 1-22
Child restraint installation using LATCH ....... 1-23
Child restraint installation using the seat
belts......................................................... 1-27
Booster seats ................................................ 1-33
Precautions on booster seats...................... 1-33
Booster seat installation ............................ 1-35
Supplemental restraint system........................ 1-37
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system ..................................................... 1-37
INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats) .............................................. 1-43
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag and roof-mounted
curtain side-impact and rollover
supplemental air bag systems .................... 1-48
Seat belts with pretensioners
(front seats) .............................................. 1-50
Supplemental air bag warning labels........... 1-51
Supplemental air bag warning light............. 1-51
Repair and replacement procedure .............. 1-52
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SEATS
FRONT SEATS
Front power seat adjustment
Operating tips:
SSS0133
adjust the seat belt properly. See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE” later
in this section.
WARNING
.
.
Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the
seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. In an accident, you
could be thrown into it and receive neck
or other serious injuries. You could also
slide under the lap belt and receive
serious internal injuries.
.
After adjustment, gently rock in the seat
to make sure it is securely locked.
.
Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly
activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved
in serious accidents.
.
The power seat motor has an auto-reset
overload protection circuit. If the motor
stops during operation, wait 30 seconds, then reactivate the switch.
.
Do not operate the power seat switch
for a long period of time when the
engine is off. This will discharge the
battery.
See “AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER” in
the “3. Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section for the seat position
memory function.
CAUTION
When adjusting the seat positions, be sure
not to contact any moving parts to avoid
possible injuries and/or damages.
For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
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SSS0835
SSS0834
Forward and backward:
1 forward or backward
Moving the switch *
will slide the seat forward or backward to
the desired position.
Reclining:
2 backward until
Move the recline switch *
the desired angle is obtained. To bring the
seatback forward again, move the switch
2 forward.
*
The reclining feature allows adjustment of
the seatback for occupants of different
sizes for added comfort and to help obtain
proper seat belt fit. (See “PRECAUTIONS
ON SEAT BELT USAGE” later in this section.)
Also, the seatback can be reclined to allow
occupants to rest when the vehicle is
parked.
WARNING
Seat lifter:
Push the front or rear end of the switch up
or down to adjust the angle or height of the
seat.
The seatback should not be reclined any
more than needed for comfort. Seat belts
are most effective when the passenger sits
well back and straight up in the seat. If the
seatback is reclined, the risk of sliding
under the lap belt and being injured is
increased.
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SSS0795
SSS0685
SSS0893
Lumbar support:
Side support (if so equipped):
Thigh extension (if so equipped):
The lumbar support feature provides lower
back support to the driver.
The side support feature provides thigh
and torso supports. Push the switch inside
1 or outside *
2 to adjust the thigh area.
*
3 or outside *
4 to
Push the switch inside *
adjust the torso area.
The front portion of the front seats can be
extended forward for seating comfort. Pull
1 to extend the
up and hold the lever *
front portion to the desired position.
1 or back *
2 end of the
Push the front *
switch to adjust the seatback lumbar area.
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REAR SEATS
WARNING
WARNING
.
Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the rear seat when it is in the
fold-down position. Use of these areas
by passengers without proper restraints
could result in serious injury in an
accident or sudden stop.
.
When returning the seatbacks to the
upright position, be certain they are
completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured,
passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
.
Properly secure all cargo to help prevent
it from sliding or shifting. Do not place
cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a
sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
.
Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the
seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. In an accident, you
could be thrown into it and receive neck
or other serious injuries. You could also
slide under the lap belt and receive
serious internal injuries.
.
For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
adjust the seat belt properly. See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE” later
in this section.
.
After adjustment, check to be sure the
seat is securely locked.
SSS0894
Reclining
A and position the
Pull the reclining lever *
seatback at the desired angle. Release the
reclining lever after positioning the seat at
the desired angle.
To return the seatback, pull the lever.
The reclining feature allows adjustment of
the seatback for occupants of different
sizes to help obtain proper seat belt fit.
(See “PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE”
later in this section.) The seatback may
also be reclined to allow occupants to rest
when the vehicle is parked.
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HEAD RESTRAINT
WARNING
Head restraints should be adjusted properly
as they may provide significant protection
against injury in an accident. Do not remove
them. Check the adjustment after someone
else uses the seat.
SSS0895
SSS0288
Folding
Adjustment
Before folding the rear seats:
To raise the head restraint, push and hold
1 (if so equipped for rear
the lock knob *
seats) and pull it up.
Remove drink containers from the rear cup
holder.
To fold down the seatbacks:
Pull the lever
seatback.
A
*
or
B
*
To lower, push and hold the lock knob
and push the head restraint down.
and fold the
Return the rear seatback manually until it
securely locks in position.
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.
Do not attach anything to the head
restraint stalks. Doing so could impair
Active Head Restraint function.
The Active Head Restraint moves forward
utilizing the force that the seatback receives from the occupant in a rear-end
collision. The movement of the head
restraint helps support the occupant’s
head by reducing its backward movement
and helping absorb some of the forces that
may lead to whiplash type injuries.
SSS0287
Adjust the head restraint so the center is
level with the center of your ears.
SSS0508
FRONT-SEAT ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
.
Always adjust the head restraints properly as specified in the previous section.
Failure to do so can reduce the effectiveness of the Active Head Restraint.
.
Active Head Restraints are designed to
supplement other safety systems. Always wear seat belts. No system can
prevent all injuries in any accident.
Active Head Restraints are effective for
collisions at low to medium speeds in
which it is said that whiplash injury occurs
most.
Active Head Restraints operate only in
certain rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head restraints return to their
original positions.
Properly adjust the Active Head Restraints
as described in the previous section.
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SEAT BELTS
PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE
If you are wearing your seat belt properly
adjusted, and you are sitting upright and
well back in your seat with both feet on the
floor, your chances of being injured or
killed in an accident and/or the severity of
injury may be greatly reduced. INFINITI
strongly encourages you and all of your
passengers to buckle up every time you
drive, even if your seating position includes a supplemental air bag.
SSS0901
ARMREST (if so equipped)
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces
or territories specify that seat belts be
worn at all times when a vehicle is being
driven.
Rear armrest
Pull the tab and draw the armrest forward
until it is horizontal.
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WARNING
.
Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
times. Children should be properly
restrained in the rear seat and, if
appropriate, in a child restraint.
.
The seat belt should be properly adjusted to a snug fit. Failure to do so may
reduce the effectiveness of the entire
restraint system and increase the
chance or severity of injury in an
accident. Serious injury or death can
occur if the seat belt is not worn
properly.
.
Always route the shoulder belt over your
shoulder and across your chest. Never
put the belt behind your back, under
your arm or across your neck. The belt
should be away from your face and neck,
but not falling off your shoulder.
.
Position the lap belt as low and snug as
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE
WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could
increase the risk of internal injuries in
an accident.
.
Be sure the seat belt tongue is securely
fastened to the proper buckle.
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SSS0134A
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.
Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
twisted. Doing so may reduce its effectiveness.
.
Do not allow more than one person to
use the same seat belt.
.
Never carry more people in the vehicle
than there are seat belts.
.
If the seat belt warning light glows
continuously while the ignition is turned
ON with all doors closed and all seat
belts fastened, it may indicate a malfunction in the system. Have the system
checked by an INFINITI dealer.
.
No changes should made to the seat
belt system. For example, do not modify
the seat belt, add material, or install
devices that may change the seat belt
routing or tension. Doing so may affect
the operation of the seat belt system.
Modifying or tampering with the seat
belt system may result in serious
personal injury.
.
Once a seat belt pretensioner has
activated, it cannot be reused and must
be replaced together with the retractor.
See an INFINITI dealer.
.
Removal and installation of pretensioner system components should be
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done by an INFINITI dealer.
.
All seat belt assemblies, including
retractors and attaching hardware,
should be inspected after any collision
by an INFINITI dealer. INFINITI recommends that all seat belt assemblies in
use during a collision be replaced
unless the collision was minor and the
belts show no damage and continue to
operate properly.
Seat belt assemblies not in use during a
collision should also be inspected and
replaced if either damage or improper
operation is noted.
.
SSS0016
All child restraints and attaching hardware should be inspected after any
collision. Always follow the restraint
manufacturer’s inspection instructions
and replacement recommendations. The
child restraints should be replaced if
they are damaged.
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CHILD SAFETY
Children need adults to help protect them.
They need to be properly restrained.
In addition to the general information in
this manual, child safety information is
available from many other sources, including doctors, teachers, government traffic
safety offices, and community organizations. Every child is different, so be sure to
learn the best way to transport your child.
There are three basic types of child
restraint systems:
.
Rear facing child restraint
.
Front facing child restraint
.
Booster seat
The proper restraint depends on the child’s
size. Generally, infants (up to about 1 year
and less than 20 lb (9 kg)) should be
placed in rear facing child restraints. Front
facing child restraints are available for
children who outgrow rear facing child
restraints and are at least 1 year old.
Booster seats are used to help position a
vehicle lap/shoulder belt on a child who
can no longer use a front facing child
restraint.
WARNING
Infants and children need special protection.
The vehicle’s seat belts may not fit them
properly. The shoulder belt may come too
close to the face or neck. The lap belt may
not fit over their small hip bones. In an
accident, an improperly fitting seat belt
could cause serious or fatal injury. Always
use appropriate child restraints.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require the use of approved
child restraints for infants and small
children. (See “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later
in this section.)
Also, there are other types of child
restraints available for larger children for
additional protection.
INFINITI recommends that all pre-teens
and children be restrained in the rear seat.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seat than in the front seat.
This is especially important because your
vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (air bag system) for the front passenger. (See “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT
SYSTEM” later in this section.)
Infants
Infants up to at least one year old should
be placed in a rear facing child restraint.
INFINITI recommends that infants be placed
in child restraints that comply with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You
should choose a child restraint which fits
your vehicle and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and
use.
Small children
Children that are over one year old and
weigh at least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in
a forward facing child restraint. Refer to the
manufacturer’s instructions for minimum
and maximum weight and height recommendations. INFINITI recommends that
small children be placed in child restraints
that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You should choose a
child restraint that fits your vehicle and
always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
Larger children
Children who are too large for child
restraints should be seated and restrained
by the seat belts which are provided. The
seat belt may not fit properly if the child is
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less than 4 ft 9 in (142.5 cm) tall and
weighs between 40 lb (18 kg) and 80 lb (36
kg). A booster seat should be used to
obtain proper seat belt fit.
INFINITI recommends that a child be placed
in a commercially available booster seat if
the shoulder belt in the child’s seating
position fits close to the face or neck or if
the lap portion of the seat belt goes across
the abdomen. The booster seat should
raise the child so that the shoulder belt is
properly positioned across the top, middle
portion of the shoulder and the lap belt is
low on the hips. A booster seat can only be
used in seating positions that have a threepoint type seat belt. The booster seat
should fit the vehicle seat and have a
label certifying that it complies with
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Once the child has grown so the shoulder
belt is no longer on or near the face and
neck, use the shoulder belt without the
booster seat.
WARNING
Never let a child stand or kneel on any seat
and do not allow a child in the cargo areas
while the vehicle is moving. The child could
be seriously injured or killed in an accident
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or sudden stop.
PREGNANT WOMEN
INFINITI recommends that pregnant women
use seat belts. The seat belt should be
worn snug, and always position the lap
belt as low as possible around the hips,
not the waist, and place the shoulder belt
over your shoulder and across your chest.
Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your
abdominal area. Contact your doctor for
specific recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
INFINITI recommends that injured persons
use seat belts, depending on the injury.
Check with your doctor for specific recommendations.
PRE-CRASH SEAT BELTS WITH COMFORT FUNCTION (front seats) (if so
equipped)
The pre-crash seat belt tightens the seat
belt with a motor to help restrain front seat
occupants. This helps reduce the risk of
injury in a collision.
The motor retracts the seat belt under the
following emergency conditions:
.
During emergency braking
.
During sudden steering maneuvers
.
Activation of the Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system. (See “INTELLIGENT
BRAKE ASSIST (IBA) SYSTEM” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.)
The pre-crash seat belt will not be active
when:
.
the seat belt is not fastened
.
the vehicle speed is under 10 MPH (15
km/h) during emergency braking
.
the vehicle speed is under 16 MPH (30
km/h) during sudden steering maneuvers.
The pre-crash seat belt will not be active
when the brake pedal is not depressed
except when sudden steering maneuvers
occur and the Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
system activates.
The motor also retracts the seat belt when
the seat belt is fastened or unfastened.
When the seat belt is fastened, the motor
tightens the seat belt for a snug fit. When
the seat belt is unfastened, the motor
retracts the seat belt. If the seat belt is not
fully retracted, the motor retracts the seat
belt when the door is opened.
Always wear your seat belt correctly and sit
upright and well back.
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If the motor cannot retract the seat belt
when the seat belt is fastened or unfastened, it may indicate the pre-crash seat
belt system has a malfunction. Have your
INFINITI dealer check and repair the system.
When the seat belt is retracted repeatedly
in a short period of time, the motor may
not be able to retract the seat belt. After 30
seconds, the motor reactivates and retracts
the seat belt. If the seat belt still cannot be
retracted by the motor, the pre-crash seat
belt system has a malfunction. Have your
INFINITI dealer check and repair the system.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WARNING
.
Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
times.
.
Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the
seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. In an accident, you
could be thrown into it and receive neck
or other serious injuries. You could also
slide under the lap belt and receive
serious internal injuries.
.
For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
adjust the seat belt properly.
SSS0292
Fastening the seat belts
1. Adjust the seat. (See “SEATS” earlier in
this section.)
2. Slowly pull the seat belt out of the
retractor and insert the tongue into the
buckle until you hear and feel the latch
engage.
.
The retractor is designed to lock
during a sudden stop or on impact.
A slow pulling motion permits the
belt to move, and allows you some
freedom of movement in the seat.
.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled
from its fully retracted position,
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firmly pull the belt and release it.
Then smoothly pull the belt out of
the retractor.
some freedom of movement in the seat.
The ELR locks the seat belt when the
vehicle slows down rapidly or during
impacts.
The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode) locks the seat
belt for child restraint installation.
SSS0290
3. Position the lap belt portion low and
snug on the hips as shown.
4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward
the retractor to take up extra slack. Be
sure the shoulder belt is routed over
your shoulder and across your chest.
The front passenger and rear passenger
seating positions’ three-point seat belts
have two modes of operation:
.
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
.
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
mode allows the seat belt to extend and
retract to allow the driver and passengers
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When the ALR mode is activated the seat
belt cannot be extended again until the
seat belt tongue is detached from the
buckle and fully retracted. The seat belt
returns to the ELR mode after the seat belt
fully retracts. For additional information,
see “CHILD RESTRAINTS” later in this
section.
The ALR mode should be used only for
child restraint installation. During normal
seat belt use by a passenger, the ALR
mode should not be activated. If it is
activated it may cause uncomfortable seat
belt tension.
WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that seatbacks are completely secured in
the latched position. If they are not completely secured, passengers may be injured
in an accident or sudden stop.
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.
Grasp the shoulder belt and pull
forward quickly. The retractor should
lock and restrict further belt movement.
If the retractor does not lock during this
check or if you have any question about
seat belt operation, see an INFINITI dealer.
SSS0326
Unfastening the seat belts
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button
on the buckle. The seat belt automatically
retracts.
Checking seat belt operation
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock
seat belt movement by two separate
methods:
.
When the belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor.
.
When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
To increase your confidence in the seat
belts, check the operation as follows:
SSS0896
Shoulder belt height adjustment
(for front seats)
The shoulder belt anchor height should be
adjusted to the position best for you. (See
“PRECAUTIONS ON SEAT BELT USAGE” earlier in this section.)
A , and then
To adjust, push the button *
move the shoulder belt anchor to the
desired position, so that the belt passes
over the center of the shoulder. The belt
should be away from your face and neck,
but not falling off of your shoulder. Release
the adjustment button to lock the shoulder
belt anchor into position.
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1. Unlatch the rear seatback and fold it
forward halfway using the lever located
on the seat shoulder. (See “REAR
SEATS” earlier in this section.)
WARNING
.
.
After adjustment, release the adjustment button and try to move the
shoulder belt anchor up and down to
make sure it is securely fixed in position.
1 from the
2. Remove the comfort guide *
pocket located on the seatback sidewall.
3. Return and lock the rear seatback in
position.
The shoulder belt anchor height should
be adjusted to the position best for you.
Failure to do so may reduce the effectiveness of the entire restraint system
and increase the chance or severity of
injury in an accident.
4. Insert the shoulder belt into the back of
2 so that the seat
the comfort guide *
belt lays flat in the guide.
SSS0906
Rear seat belt comfort guide
When using the rear outer seat belts, it
may be necessary to use the comfort guide
to adjust the shoulder belt height for
occupants of different sizes for added
comfort and to help obtain proper seat
belt fit.
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required.
WARNING
SSS0842
5. Be sure that the comfort guide routes
the seat belt properly over the center of
your shoulder and across your chest.
The belt should be away from your face
and neck, but not falling off of your
shoulder.
SSS0671
Rear center seat belt
The center seat belt buckle is identified by
the CENTER mark. The center seat belt
tongue can be fastened only into the center
seat belt buckle.
.
Only INFINITI seat belt extenders, made
by the same company which made the
original equipment seat belts, should be
used with the INFINITI seat belts.
.
Adults and children who can use the
standard seat belt should not use an
extender. Such unnecessary use could
result in serious personal injury in the
event of an accident.
.
Never use seat belt extenders to install
child restraints. If the child restraint is
not secured properly, the child could be
seriously injured in a collision or a
sudden stop.
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS
If, because of body size or driving position,
it is not possible to properly fit the lapshoulder belt and fasten it, an extender is
available that is compatible with the
installed seat belts. The extender adds
approximately 8 in (200 mm) of length and
may be used for either the driver or front
passenger seating position. See an INFINITI
dealer for assistance if the extender is
.
To clean the seat belt webbings, apply
a mild soap solution or any solution
recommended for cleaning upholstery
or carpets. Then, wipe with a cloth and
allow the seat belts to dry in the shade.
Do not allow the seat belts to retract
until they are completely dry.
.
If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt
guide of the seat belt anchors, the seat
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CHILD RESTRAINTS
belts may retract slowly. Wipe the
shoulder belt guide with a clean, dry
cloth.
.
Periodically check to see that the seat
belt and the metal components such as
buckles, tongues, retractors, flexible
wires and anchors work properly. If
loose parts, deterioration, cuts or other
damage on the webbing is found, the
entire seat belt assembly should be
replaced.
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SSS0099
PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD
RESTRAINTS
WARNING
Infants and small children should never be
carried on your lap. It is not possible for
even the strongest adult to resist the forces
of a severe accident. The child could be
crushed between the adult and parts of the
vehicle. Also, do not put the same seat belt
around both your child and yourself.
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WARNING
.
Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System, never install a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat. An inflating
front air bag could seriously injure or kill
your child. A rear-facing child restraint
must only be used in the rear seat.
.
Infants and small children should always be placed in an appropriate child
restraint while riding in the vehicle.
Failure to use a child restraint can result
in serious injury or death.
.
INFINITI recommends that the child
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restraint be installed in the rear seat.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seat than in the front seat. If
you must install a front facing child
restraint in the front seat, see “CHILD
RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING THE
SEAT BELTS” later in this section.
.
Improper use or improper installation of
a child restraint can increase the risk or
severity of injury for both the child and
other occupants of the vehicle and can
lead to serious injury or death in an
accident.
.
Follow all of the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for installation
and use. When purchasing a child
restraint, be sure to select one which
will fit your child and vehicle. It may not
be possible to properly install some
types of child restraints in your vehicle.
.
.
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being injured
in a collision or a sudden stop greatly
increases.
Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are
they to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.
.
Adjustable seatbacks should be positioned to fit the child restraint, but as
upright as possible.
.
After attaching the child restraint, test it
before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the seat
near the LATCH attachment or by the
seat belt path. Try to tug it forward and
check to see if the belt holds the
restraint in place. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 in (25
mm). If the restraint is not secure,
tighten the belt as necessary, or put
the restraint in another seat and test it
again. You may need to try a different
child restraint. Not all child restraints fit
in all types of vehicles.
.
When your child restraint is not in use,
keep it secured with the LATCH System
or a seat belt to prevent it from being
thrown around in case of a sudden stop
or accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a child restraint left in a
closed vehicle can become very hot. Check
the seating surface and buckles before
placing your child in the child restraint.
This vehicle is equipped with a universal
child restraint lower anchor system, referred to as the Lower Anchors and Tethers
for CHildren System or LATCH. Some child
restraints include two rigid or webbingmounted attachments that can be connected to these lower anchors. For details,
see “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren SYSTEM (LATCH)” later in this section.
If you do not have a LATCH compatible
child restraint, the vehicle seat belts can
be used. (See “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT BELTS” later in this
section.) In general, child restraints are
also designed to be installed with a lap/
shoulder seat belt.
Several manufacturers offer child restraints
for infants and small children of various
sizes. When selecting any child restraint,
keep the following points in mind:
.
Choose only a restraint with a label
certifying that it complies with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or
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position using the LATCH anchors.
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
.
Check the child restraint in your vehicle
to be sure it is compatible with the
vehicle’s seat and seat belt system.
.
If the child restraint is compatible with
your vehicle, place your child in the
child restraint and check the various
adjustments to be sure the child
restraint is compatible with your child.
Choose a child restraint that is designed for your child’s height and
weight. Always follow all recommended
procedures.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated.
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LATCH label location
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren SYSTEM (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with special
anchor points that are used with Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren System
(LATCH) compatible child restraints. This
system may also be referred to as the
ISOFIX or ISOFIX compatible system. With
this system, you do not have to use a
vehicle seat belt to secure the child
restraint.
The LATCH anchor points are provided to
install child restraints in the rear outboard
seating positions only. Do not attempt to
install a child restraint in the center
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LATCH anchors. The child restraint will
not be secured properly.
.
SSS0840
Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstance are they
to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.
SSS0643
LATCH lower anchor location
LATCH webbing-mounted attachment
LATCH lower anchor point locations
Installing child restraint LATCH anchor attachments
The LATCH anchors are located at the rear
of the seat cushion near the seatback. A
label is attached to the seatback to help
you locate the LATCH anchors.
WARNING
.
Attach LATCH compatible child restraints
only at the locations shown in the
illustration. If a child restraint is not
secured properly, your child could be
seriously injured or killed in an accident.
.
Do not secure a child restraint in the
center rear seating position using the
LATCH compatible child restraints include
two rigid or webbing-mounted attachments
that can be connected to two anchors
located at certain seating positions in your
vehicle. With this system, you do not have
to use a vehicle seat belt to secure the
child restraint. Check your child restraint
for a label stating that it is compatible with
LATCH. This information may also be in the
instructions provided by the child restraint
manufacturer.
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strap when it is attached to the top
tether anchor, remove the cargo cover
from the vehicle or secure it on the
cargo floor below its attachment location. If the cargo cover is not removed, it
may damage the top tether strap during
a collision. Your child could be seriously
injured or killed in a collision if the child
restraint top tether strap is damaged.
.
SSS0644
LATCH rigid attachment
LATCH child restraints generally require the
use of a top tether strap. (See “TOP TETHER
STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” later in this
section for installation instructions.)
When installing a child restraint, carefully
read and follow the instructions in this
manual and those supplied with the child
restraint. (See “CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING LATCH” later in this section.)
SSS0902
TOP TETHER STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT
If the manufacturer of your child restraint
requires the use of a top tether strap, it
must be secured to an anchor point.
WARNING
.
.
Child restraint anchor points are designed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are
they to be used for adult seat belts or
harnesses.
If the cargo cover contacts the top tether
Do not allow cargo to contact the top
tether strap when it is attached to the
top tether anchor. Properly secure the
cargo so it does not contact the top
tether strap. Cargo that is not properly
secured or cargo that contacts the top
tether strap may damage the top tether
strap during a collision. Your child could
be seriously injured or killed in a
collision if the child restraint top tether
strap is damaged.
Top tether anchor point locations
Anchor points are located on the back of
each seatback for all three seating positions of the rear seat as shown.
Installing top tether strap
First, secure the child restraint with the
LATCH system (rear outboard seat positions only) or the seat belt, as applicable.
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Install the top tether strap as follows:
1. Position the top tether strap over the
top of the head restraint with the head
restraint in the full “down” position.
2. Secure the tether strap to the tether
anchor point on the seat directly
behind the child restraint.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING LATCH
WARNING
.
Attach LATCH compatible child restraints
only at the locations shown. For the
LATCH lower anchor locations, see “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
SYSTEM (LATCH)” earlier in this section.
If a child restraint is not secured
properly, your child could be seriously
injured or killed in an accident.
.
The LATCH anchors are designed to
withstand only those loads imposed by
correctly fitted child restraints. Under no
circumstance are they to be used for
adult seat belts or harnesses.
3. Tighten the tether strap according to
the manufacturer’s instructions to remove any slack.
For best child restraint fit, see the child
restraint installation instructions in this
section and the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
If you have any questions when installing
a top tether strap child restraint on the
rear seat, consult your INFINITI dealer for
details.
.
Inspect the lower anchors by inserting
your fingers into the lower anchor area
and feeling to make sure there are no
obstructions over the LATCH anchors,
such as seat belt webbing or seat
cushion material. The child restraint will
not be secured properly if the LATCH
anchors are obstructed.
Front facing — step 2
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Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing
child restraint using LATCH:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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not have an adjustable head restraint
and it is interfering with the proper
child restraint fit, try another seating
position or a different child restraint.
SSS0646
Front facing — step 2
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors.
Check to make sure the LATCH attachment is properly attached to the lower
anchors.
3. The back of the child restraint should
be secured against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust or remove the
head restraint to obtain the correct
child restraint fit. (See “HEAD RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it
in a secure place. Be sure to install the
head restraint when the child restraint
is removed. If the seating position does
SSS0647
Front facing — step 4
4. For child restraints that are equipped
with webbing mounted attachments,
remove any additional slack from the
anchor attachments. Press downward
and rearward firmly in the center of the
child restraint with your knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion and
seatback while tightening the webbing
of the anchor attachments.
5. If the child restraint is equipped with a
top tether strap, route the top tether
strap and secure the tether strap to the
tether anchor point. (See “TOP TETHER
STRAP CHILD RESTRAINT” earlier in this
section.)
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7. Check to make sure the child restraint
is properly secured prior to each use. If
the child restraint is loose, repeat steps
3 through 6.
SSS0638
Front facing — step 6
6. Before placing the child in the child
restraint, hold child restraint near the
LATCH attachment and use force to
push the child restraint from side to
side, and tug it forward to make sure
that it is securely held in place. It
should not move more than 1 in (25
mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25
mm), pull again on the anchor attachments to further tighten the child
restraint. If you are unable to properly
secure the restraint, move the restraint
to another seating position and try
again, or try a different child restraint.
Not all child restraints fit in all types of
vehicles.
Rear facing — step 2
SSS0648
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing
child restraint using LATCH:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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SSS0649
Rear facing — step 2
2. Secure the child restraint anchor attachments to the LATCH lower anchors.
Check to make sure the LATCH attachment is properly attached to the lower
anchors.
SSS0639
Rear facing — step 3
3. For child restraints that are equipped
with webbing mounted attachments,
remove any additional slack from the
anchor attachments. Press downward
and rearward firmly in the center of the
child restraint with your hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion and
seatback while tightening the webbing
of the anchor attachments.
SSS0650
Rear facing — step 4
4. Before placing the child in the child
restraint, hold the child restraint near
the LATCH attachment and use force to
push the child restraint from side to
side, and tug it forward to make sure
that it is securely held in place. It
should not move more than 1 in (25
mm). If it does move more than 1 in (25
mm), pull again on the anchor attachments to further tighten the child
restraint. If you are unable to properly
secure the restraint, move the restraint
to another seating position and try
again, or try a different child restraint.
Not all child restraints fit in all types of
vehicles.
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5. Check to make sure the child restraint
is properly secured prior to each use. If
the child restraint is loose, repeat steps
3 through 4.
However, if you must install a forward
facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, move the passenger seat to
the rearmost position. Also, be sure the
front passenger air bag status light is
illuminated to indicate the passenger air
bag is OFF. See “Front passenger air bag
and status light” later in this section for
details.
SSS0100
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING THE SEAT BELTS
.
The three-point seat belt in your vehicle
is equipped with an Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) mode which must be
used when installing a child restraint.
.
Failure to use the ALR mode will result in
the child restraint not being properly
secured. The restraint could tip over or
otherwise be unsecured and cause
injury to the child in a sudden stop or
collision.
.
A child restraint with a top tether strap
should not be used in the front passenger seat.
WARNING
.
.
Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System, never install a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger seat.
Front air bags inflate with great force. A
rear-facing child restraint could be
struck by the front air bag in a crash
and could seriously injure or kill your
child.
The instructions in this section apply to
child restraint installation using the vehicle
seat belts in the rear seat or the front
passenger seat.
INFINITI recommends that child restraints be installed in the rear seat.
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The back of the child restraint should
be secured against the vehicle seatback. If necessary, adjust or remove the
head restraint to obtain the correct
child restraint fit. (See “HEAD RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.)
SSS0640
If the head restraint is removed, store it
in a secure place. Be sure to install the
head restraint when the child restraint
is removed. If the seating position does
not have an adjustable head restraint
and it is interfering with the proper
child restraint fit, try another seating
position or a different child restraint.
Front facing (front passenger seat) — step 1
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing
child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in
the rear seat or in the front passenger seat:
1. If you must install a child restraint in
the front seat, it should be placed in a
front-facing direction only. Move the
seat to the rearmost position. Child
restraints for infants must be used in
the rear-facing direction and therefore
must not be used in the front seat.
SSS0360B
Front facing — step 3
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the
child restraint and insert it into the
buckle until you hear and feel the latch
engage. Be sure to follow the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions
for belt routing.
2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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SSS0651
Front facing — step 4
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is
fully extended. At this time, the seat
belt retractor is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint
mode). It reverts to Emergency Locking
Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt
is fully retracted.
SSS0652
Front facing — step 5
5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack
in the belt.
SSS0653
Front facing — step 6
6. Remove any additional slack from the
seat belt; press downward and rearward firmly in the center of the child
restraint with your knee to compress
the vehicle seat cushion and seatback
while pulling up on the seat belt.
7. If the child restraint is equipped with a
top tether strap, route the top tether
strap and secure the tether strap to the
tether anchor point (rear seat installation only). (See “TOP TETHER STRAP
CHILD RESTRAINT” earlier in this section.) Do not install child restraints
equipped with a top tether strap to
seating positions that do not have a top
tether anchor.
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9. Check that the retractor is in the
mode by trying to pull more seat
out of the retractor. If you cannot
any more belt webbing out of
retractor, the retractor is in the
mode.
ALR
belt
pull
the
ALR
10. Check to make sure the child restraint
is properly secured prior to each use. If
the seat belt is not locked, repeat steps
3 through 8.
SSS0641
Front facing — step 8
8. Before placing the child in the child
restraint, hold the child restraint near
the seat belt path and use force to push
the child restraint from side to side,
and tug it forward to make sure that it
is securely held in place. It should not
move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does
move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull
again on the shoulder belt to further
tighten the child restraint. If you are
unable to properly secure the restraint,
move the restraint to another seating
position and try again, or try a different
child restraint. Not all child restraints fit
in all types of vehicles.
SSS0676
Front facing — step 11
11. If the child restraint is installed in the
front passenger seat, push the ignition
switch to the ON position. The front
passenger air bag status light
should illuminate. If this light is not
illuminated, see “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section. Move the child restraint to
another seating position. Have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
After the child restraint is removed and the
seat belt is fully retracted, the ALR mode
(child restraint mode) is canceled.
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SSS0100
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing
child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in
the rear seat:
1. Child restraints for infants must be
used in the rear-facing direction and
therefore must not be used in the front
seat. Position the child restraint on the
seat. Always follow the restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
SSS0654
Rear facing — step 2
2. Route the seat belt tongue through the
child restraint and insert it into the
buckle until you hear and feel the latch
engage. Be sure to follow the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions
for belt routing.
SSS0655
Rear facing — step 3
3. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is
fully extended. At this time, the seat
belt retractor is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode (child restraint
mode). It reverts to Emergency Locking
Retractor (ELR) mode when the seat belt
is fully retracted.
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SSS0656
Rear facing — step 4
4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack
in the belt.
SSS0657
Rear facing — step 5
5. Remove any additional slack from the
child restraint; press downward and
rearward firmly in the center of the
child restraint with your hand to compress the vehicle seat cushion and
seatback while pulling up on the seat
belt.
SSS0658
Rear facing — step 6
6. Before placing the child in the child
restraint, hold the child restraint near
the seat belt path and use force to push
the child restraint from side to side,
and tug it forward to make sure that it
is securely held in place. It should not
move more than 1 in (25 mm). If it does
move more than 1 in (25 mm), pull
again on the shoulder belt to further
tighten the child restraint. If you are
unable to properly secure the restraint,
move the restraint to another rear
seating position and try again, or try a
different child restraint. Not all child
restraints fit in all types of vehicles.
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BOOSTER SEATS
7. Check that the retractor is in the ALR
mode by trying to pull more seat belt
out of the retractor. If you cannot pull
any more seat belt webbing out of the
retractor, the retractor is in the ALR
mode.
parts of the vehicle. Also, do not put the
same seat belt around both your child
and yourself.
.
INFINITI recommends that the booster
seat be installed in the rear seat.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seat than in the front seat. If
you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, see “BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION” later in this section.
.
A booster seat must only be installed in
a seating position that has a lap/
shoulder belt. Failure to use a threepoint type seat belt with a booster seat
can result in a serious injury in sudden
stop or collision.
.
Improper use or improper installation of
a booster seat can increase the risk or
severity of injury for both the child and
other occupants of the vehicle and can
lead to serious injury or death in an
accident.
.
Do not use towels, books, pillows or
other items in place of a booster seat.
Items such as these may move during
normal driving or a collision and result
in serious injury or death. Booster seats
are designed to be used with a lap/
8. Check to make sure that the child
restraint is properly secured prior to
each use. If the belt is not locked,
repeat steps 3 through 6.
After the child restraint is removed and the
seat belt fully retracted, ALR mode (child
restraint mode) is canceled.
SSS0099
PRECAUTIONS ON BOOSTER SEATS
WARNING
.
Infants and small children should always be placed in an appropriate child
restraint while riding in the vehicle.
Failure to use a child restraint or booster
seat can result in serious injury or
death.
.
Infants and small children should never
be carried on your lap. It is not possible
for even the strongest adult to resist the
forces of a severe accident. The child
could be crushed between the adult and
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shoulder belt. Booster seats are designed to properly route the lap and
shoulder portions of the seat belt over
the strongest portions of a child’s body
to provide the maximum protection
during a collision.
.
Follow all of the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for installation and
use. When purchasing a booster seat, be
sure to select one which will fit your
child and vehicle. It may not be possible
to properly install some types of booster
seats in your vehicle.
.
If the booster seat and seat belt is not
used properly, the risk of a child being
injured in a collision or a sudden stop
greatly increases.
.
Adjustable seatbacks should be positioned to fit the booster seat, but as upright as possible.
.
After placing the child in the booster
seat and fastening the seat belt, make
sure the shoulder portion of the belt is
away from the child’s face and neck and
the lap portion of the belt does not
cross the abdomen.
.
Do not put the shoulder belt behind the
child or under the child’s arm. If you
must install a booster seat in the front
seat, see “BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION” later in this section.
.
When your booster seat is not in use,
keep it secured with a seat belt to
prevent it from being thrown around in
case of a sudden stop or accident.
CAUTION
Remember that a booster seat left in a
closed vehicle can become very hot. Check
the seating surface and buckles before
placing your child in the booster seat.
LRS0455
Booster seats of various sizes are offered
by several manufacturers. When selecting
any booster seat, keep the following points
in mind:
.
Choose only a booster seat with a label
certifying that it complies with Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
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BOOSTER SEAT INSTALLATION
WARNING
INFINITI recommends that booster seats be
installed in the rear seat. However, if you
must install a booster seat in the front
passenger seat, move the passenger’s seat
to the rearmost position.
CAUTION
LRS0453
.
.
Check the booster seat in your vehicle
to be sure it is compatible with the
vehicle’s seat and seat belt system.
Make sure the child’s head will be
properly supported by the booster seat
or vehicle seat. The seatback must be at
or above the center of the child’s ears.
For example, if a low back booster seat
1
is chosen, the vehicle seatback
*
must be at or above the center of the
child’s ears. If the seatback is lower
than the center of the child’s ears, a
2 should be
high back booster seat *
used.
LRS0464
.
If the booster seat is compatible with
your vehicle, place your child in the
booster seat and check the various
adjustments to be sure the booster
seat is compatible with your child.
Always follow all recommended procedures.
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) mode when using a
booster seat with the seat belts.
Follow these steps to install a booster seat
in the rear seat or in the front passenger
seat:
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories require that infants and small
children be restrained in an approved child
restraint at all times while the vehicle is
being operated.
The instructions in this section apply to
booster seat installation in the rear seats
or the front passenger seat.
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SSS0640
1. If you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, adjust the seatback so that
it is upright and then move the seat to
the rearmost position. Do not move the
seat with the booster seat attached to
it.
2. Position the booster seat on the seat.
Only place it in a front facing direction.
Always follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions.
LRS0451
Center position
3. The booster seat should be positioned
on the vehicle seat so that it is stable. If
necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint to obtain the correct booster
seat fit. (See “HEAD RESTRAINT” earlier
in this section.) If the head restraint is
removed, store it in a secure place. Be
sure to install the head restraint when
the booster seat is removed. If the
seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint and it is
interfering with the proper booster seat
fit, try another seating position or a
different booster seat.
LRS0452
Outboard position
4. Position the lap portion of the seat belt
low and snug on the child’s hips. Be
sure to follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions for adjusting the
belt routing.
5. Pull the shoulder belt portion of the
seat belt toward the retractor to take up
extra slack. Be sure the shoulder belt is
positioned across the top, middle portion of the child’s shoulder. Be sure to
follow the booster seat manufacturer’s
instructions for adjusting the belt routing.
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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
section contains important information
concerning the following systems.
LRS0454
Front seat
6. Follow the warnings, cautions and
instructions for properly fastening a
seat belt shown in the “THREE-POINT
TYPE SEAT BELT” earlier in this section.
.
Driver and passenger supplemental
front-impact air bag (INFINITI Advanced
Air Bag System)
.
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag
.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag
.
Seat belt pretensioner
SSS0676
7. If the booster seat is installed in the
front passenger seat, push the ignition
switch to the ON position. The front
passenger air bag status light
may
or may not illuminate depending on the
size of the child and the type of booster
seat used. (See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section.)
Supplemental front-impact air bag system:
The INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System can
help cushion the impact force to the head
and chest of the driver and front passenger
in certain frontal collisions.
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag system: This system can
help cushion the impact force to the chest
and pelvis area of the driver and front
passenger in certain side impact collisions.
The front seat side-impact supplemental
air bags are designed to inflate on the side
where the vehicle is impacted.
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Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag system: This
system can help cushion the impact force
to the head of occupants in front and rear
outboard seating positions in certain side
impact or rollover collisions. In a side
impact, the curtain and rollover air bags
are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted. In a rollover both
curtain and rollover air bags are designed
to inflate and remain inflated for a short
period of time.
These supplemental restraint systems are
designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and passenger
seat belts and are not a substitute for
them. Seat belts should always be correctly worn and the occupant seated a
suitable distance away from the steering
wheel, instrument panel and door finishers. (See “SEAT BELTS” earlier in this
section for instructions and precautions on
seat belt usage.)
SSS0131
The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air
bag warning light will turn off after about
7 seconds if the systems are operational.
SSS0132
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WARNING
.
The front air bags ordinarily will not
inflate in the event of a side impact, rear
impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Always wear your seat
belts to help reduce the risk or severity
of injury in various kinds of accidents.
.
The front passenger air bag will not
inflate if the passenger air bag status
light is lit or if the front passenger seat
is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” later in this
section.
.
The seat belts and the front air bags are
most effective when you are sitting well
back and upright in the seat. The front
air bags inflate with great force. Even
with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System, if you are unrestrained, leaning
forward, sitting sideways or out of
position in any way, you are at greater
risk of injury or death in a crash. You
may also receive serious or fatal injuries
from the front air bag if you are up
against it when it inflates. Always sit
back against the seatback and as faraway as practical from the steering
wheel or instrument panel. Always use
the seat belts.
.
The driver and front passenger seat belt
buckles are equipped with sensors that
detect if the seat belts are fastened. The
Advanced Air Bag System monitors the
severity of a collision and seat belt
usage then inflates the air bags. Failure
to properly wear seat belts can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an
accident.
.
The front passenger seat is equipped
with occupant classification sensors
(weight sensors) that turn the front
passenger air bag OFF under some
conditions. This sensor is only used in
this seat. Failure to be properly seated
and wearing the seat belt can increase
the risk or severity of injury in an
accident. See “Front passenger air bag
and status light” later in this section.
.
SSS0007
Keep hands on the outside of the
steering wheel. Placing them inside
the steering wheel rim could increase
the risk of injury if the supplemental
front air bag inflates.
SSS0006
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WARNING
SSS0008
SSS0009
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.
Never let children ride unrestrained or
extend their hands or face out of the
window. Do not attempt to hold them in
your lap or arms. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown in
the illustrations.
.
Children may be severely injured or
killed when the front air bags, side air
bags or curtain and rollover air bags
inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and children should
be properly restrained in the rear seat, if
possible.
.
Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System, never install a rear facing child
restraint in the front seat. An inflating
front air bag could seriously injure or kill
your child. See “CHILD RESTRAINTS”
earlier in this section for details.
SSS0099
SSS0100
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SSS0832
SSS0140
SSS0159
WARNING
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain sideimpact and rollover supplemental air bags:
. The side air bags and curtain and
rollover air bags ordinarily will not
inflate in the event of a frontal impact,
rear impact, rollover or lower severity
side collision. Always wear your seat
belts to help reduce the risk or severity
of injury in various kinds of accidents.
SSS0833
SSS0162
.
The seat belts, the side air bags and
curtain and rollover air bags are most
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effective when you are sitting well back
and upright in the seat. The side air
bags and curtain and rollover air bags
inflate with great force. Do not allow
anyone to place their hand, leg or face
near the side air bags on the side of the
seatback of the front seat or near the
side roof rails. Do not allow anyone
sitting in the front seats or rear outboard seats to extend their hand out of
the window or lean against the door.
Some examples of dangerous riding
positions are shown in the previous
illustrations.
.
When sitting in the rear seat, do not
hold onto the seatback of the front seat.
If the side air bags inflates, you may be
seriously injured. Be especially careful
with children, who should always be
properly restrained. Some examples of
dangerous riding positions are shown in
the illustrations.
.
Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with side
air bags inflation.
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7. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag inflators
8. Air bag Control Unit (ACU)
9. Satellite sensors
10. Seat belt pretensioners
INFINITI ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM (front seats)
WARNING
To ensure proper operation of the passenger’s advanced air bag system, please
observe the following items.
. Do not allow a passenger in the rear
seat to push or pull on the seatback
pocket.
.
Do not place heavy loads heavier than
2.2 lbs. (4kg) on the seatback, headrest
or in the seatback pocket.
.
Do not store luggage behind the seat
that can press into the seatback.
4. Occupant classification sensors (weight
sensors)
.
Confirm the operating condition with the
front passenger air bag status light.
5. Occupant detection system control unit
.
If you notice that the front passenger air
bag status light is not operating in
accordance with the above description,
please take your vehicle to your INFINITI
SSS0903
1. Crash zone sensor
2. Supplemental front-impact air bag
modules
3. Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag modules
6. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bags
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dealer to check the passenger seat
advanced air bag system.
.
Until you have confirmed with your
dealer that your passenger seat advanced air bag is working properly,
position the occupants in the rear
seating positions.
This vehicle is equipped with the INFINITI
Advanced Air Bag System for the driver and
front passenger seats. This system is
designed to meet certification requirements under U.S. regulations. It is also
permitted in Canada. However, all of the
information, cautions and warnings in this
manual still apply and must be followed.
The driver supplemental front-impact air
bag is located in the center of the steering
wheel. The passenger supplemental frontimpact air bag is mounted in the instrument panel above the glove box. The front
air bags are designed to inflate in higher
severity frontal collisions, although they
may inflate if the forces in another type of
collision are similar to those of a higher
severity frontal impact. They may not
inflate in certain frontal collisions. Vehicle
damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper front air bag operation.
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The INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System has
dual stage air bag inflators. The system
monitors information from the Air bag
Control Unit (ACU), the diagnosis sensor
unit, seat belt buckle sensors and the
occupant classification sensors (weight
sensors). Inflator operation is based on
the severity of a collision and seat belt
usage for the driver. For the front passenger, the occupant classification sensors are
also monitored. Based on information from
the sensors, only one front air bag may
inflate in a crash, depending on the crash
severity and whether the front occupants
are belted or unbelted. Additionally, the
front passenger air bag may be automatically turned OFF under some conditions,
depending on the information provided by
the occupant classification sensors. If the
front passenger air bag is OFF, the passenger air bag status light will be illuminated
(if the seat is unoccupied, the light will not
be illuminated, but the air bag will be off).
(See “Front passenger air bag and status
light” later in this section for further
details.) One front air bag inflating does
not indicate improper performance of the
system.
If you have any questions about your air
bag system, contact INFINITI or an INFINITI
dealer. If you are considering modification
of your vehicle due to a disability, you may
also contact INFINITI. Contact information
is contained in the front of this Owner’s
Manual.
When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud
noise may be heard, followed by release of
smoke. This smoke is not harmful and does
not indicate a fire. Care should be taken
not to inhale it, as it may cause irritation
and choking. Those with a history of a
breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
Front air bags, along with the use of seat
belts, help to cushion the impact force on
the head and chest of the front occupants.
They can help save lives and reduce
serious injuries. However, an inflating front
air bag may cause facial abrasions or other
injuries. Front air bags do not provide
restraint to the lower body.
Even with INFINITI advanced air bags, seat
belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far
as practical away from the steering wheel
or instrument panel. The front air bags
inflate quickly in order to help protect the
front occupants. Because of this, the force
of the front air bag inflating can increase
the risk of injury if the occupant is too
close to, or is against, the air bag module
during inflation.
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The front air bags deflate quickly after a
collision.
Status light:
The front passenger air bag status light
is located under the climate controls.
The light operates as follows:
The front air bags operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air
bag warning light will turn off after about
7 seconds if the system is operational.
.
Unoccupied passenger seat: The
is
OFF and the front passenger air bag is
OFF and will not inflate in a crash.
.
Passenger seat occupied by a small
adult, child or child restraint as outlined in this section: The
illuminates to indicate that the front
passenger air bag is OFF and will not
inflate in a crash.
.
Occupied passenger seat and the
passenger meets the conditions outlined in this section: The light
is
OFF to indicate that the front passenger
air bag is operational.
SSS0676
Front passenger air bag status light
Front passenger air bag and status
light
WARNING
The front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF under some conditions. Read this section carefully to learn
how it operates. Proper use of the seat, seat
belt and child restraints is necessary for
most effective protection. Failure to follow
all instructions in this manual concerning
the use of seats, seat belts and child
restraints can increase the risk or severity
of injury in an accident.
Front passenger air bag:
The front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF when the vehicle is
operated under some conditions as described below as permitted by U.S. regulations. If the front passenger air bag is OFF,
it will not inflate in a crash. The driver air
bag and other air bags in your vehicle are
not part of this system.
The purpose of the regulation is to help
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reduce the risk of injury or death from an
inflating air bag to certain front passenger
seat occupants, such as children, by
requiring the air bag to be automatically
turned OFF.
The occupant classification sensors
(weight sensors) are on the seat cushion
frame under the front passenger seat and
are designed to detect an occupant and
objects on the seat. For example, if a child
is in the front passenger seat, the Advanced Air Bag System is designed to turn
the passenger air bag OFF in accordance
with the regulations. Also, if a child
restraint of the type specified in the
regulations is on the seat, the occupant
classification sensors can detect it and
cause the air bag to turn OFF.
Front passenger seat adult occupants who
are properly seated and using the seat belt
as outlined in this manual should not
cause the passenger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For small adults it
may be turned OFF, however, if the
occupant does not sit in the seat properly
(for example, by not sitting upright, by
sitting on an edge of the seat, or by
otherwise being out of position), this could
cause the sensor to turn the air bag OFF.
Always be sure to be seated and wearing
the seat belt properly for the most effective
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protection by the seat belt and supplemental air bag.
INFINITI recommends that pre-teens and
children be properly restrained in a rear
seat. INFINITI also recommends that appropriate child restraints and booster seats be
properly installed in a rear seat. If this is
not possible, the occupant classification
sensors are designed to operate as described above to turn the front passenger
air bag OFF for specified child restraints.
Failing to properly secure child restrains
and to use the ALR mode may allow the
restraint to tip or move in an accident or
sudden stop. This can also result in the
passenger air bag inflating in a crash
instead of being OFF. (See “CHILD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section for proper
use and installation.)
If the front passenger seat is not occupied,
the passenger air bag is designed not to
inflate in a crash. However, heavy objects
placed on the seat could result in air bag
inflation, because of the object being
detected by the occupant classification
sensors. Other conditions could also result
in air bag inflation, such as if a child is
standing on the seat, or if two children are
on the seat, contrary to the instructions in
this manual. Always be sure that you and
all vehicle occupants are seated and
restrained properly.
Using the passenger air bag status light,
you can monitor when the front passenger
air bag is automatically turned OFF with the
seat occupied. The light will not illuminate
when the front passenger seat is unoccupied.
If an adult occupant is in the seat but the
passenger air bag status light is illuminated (indicating that the air bag is OFF), it
could be that the person is a small adult,
or is not sitting on the seat properly.
If a child restraint must be used in the front
seat, the passenger air bag status light
may or may not be illuminated, depending
on the size of the child and the type of
child restraint being used. If the passenger
air bag status light is not illuminated
(indicating that the air bag might inflate
in a crash), it could be that the child
restraint or seat belt is not being used
properly. Make sure that the child restraint
is installed properly, the seat belt is used
properly and the occupant is positioned
properly. If the passenger air bag status
light is still not illuminated, reposition the
occupant or child restraint in a rear seat.
If the passenger air bag status light will not
illuminate even though you believe that the
child restraint, the seat belts and the
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occupant are properly positioned, the
system may be sensing an unoccupied
seat (in which case the air bag is OFF). Your
INFINITI dealer can check that the system is
OFF by using a special tool. However, until
you have confirmed with your dealer that
your air bag is working properly, reposition
the occupant or child restraint in a rear
seat.
The INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System and
passenger air bag status light will take a
few seconds to register a change in the
passenger seat status. However, if the seat
becomes unoccupied, the air bag status
light will remain off.
If a malfunction occurs in the front
passenger air bag system, the supplemental air bag warning light
, located in
the meter and gauges area will blink. Have
the system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
Other supplemental front-impact
air bag precautions
become dangerous projectiles and
cause injury if the front air bag inflates.
.
.
Do not place any objects on the steering
wheel pad or on the instrument panel.
Also, do not place any objects between
any occupant and the steering wheel or
instrument panel. Such objects may
Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot
steam cleaners) on the seat. This can
damage the seat or occupant classification sensors. This can also affect the
operation of the air bag system and
result in serious personal injury.
.
Immediately after inflation, several front
air bag system components will be hot.
Do not touch them; you may severely
burn yourself.
.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the supplemental air bag system. This is
to prevent accidental inflation of the
supplemental air bag or damage to the
supplemental air bag system.
WARNING
.
Do not place objects with sharp edges
on the seat. Also, do not place heavy
objects on the seat that will leave
permanent impressions in the seat.
Such objects can damage the seat or
occupant classification sensors (weight
sensors). This can affect the operation
of the air bag system and result in
serious personal injury.
.
Do not make unauthorized changes to
your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or front end structure. This
could affect proper operation of the front
air bag system.
.
Tampering with the air bag system may
result in serious personal injury. Tampering includes changes to the steering
wheel and the instrument panel assembly by placing material over the steering
wheel pad and above the instrument
panel or by installing additional trim
material around the air bag system.
.
Modifying or tampering with the front
passenger seat may result in serious
personal injury. For example, do not
change the front seats by placing
material on the seat cushion or by
installing additional trim material, such
as seat covers, on the seat that is not
specifically designed to assure proper
air bag operation. Additionally, do not
stow any objects under the front passenger seat or the seat cushion and
seatback. Such objects may interfere
with the proper operation of the occupant classification sensors.
.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the seat belt system. This may affect the
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air bags are designed to inflate in higher
severity side collisions, although they may
inflate if the forces in another type of
collision are similar to those of a higher
severity side impact. They are designed to
inflate on the side where the vehicle is
impacted. They may not inflate in certain
side collisions on the side where the
vehicle is impacted. Curtain and rollover
air bags are also designed to inflate in
certain types of rollover collisions or near
rollovers.
front air bag system. Tampering with the
seat belt system may result in serious
personal injury.
.
.
.
Work on and around the front air bag
system should be done by an INFINITI
dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an INFINITI
dealer. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring should not be modified
or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical
test equipment and probing devices
should not be used on the air bag
system.
A cracked windshield should be replaced immediately by a qualified repair
facility. A cracked windshield could
affect the function of the supplemental
air bag system.
The SRS wiring harness connectors are
yellow and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that
you inform the buyer about the front air
bag system and guide the buyer to the
appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
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SSS0521
FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG AND
ROOF-MOUNTED CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT AND ROLLOVER SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG SYSTEMS
The side air bags are located in the outside
of the seatback of the front seats. The
curtain and rollover air bags are located in
the side roof rails. These systems are
designed to meet voluntary guidelines to
help reduce the risk of injury to out-ofposition occupants. However, all of the
information, cautions and warnings in this
manual still apply and must be followed.
The side air bags and curtain and rollover
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always
an indication of proper side air bag and
curtain and rollover air bag operation.
When the side air bags and curtain and
rollover air bags inflate, a fairly loud noise
may be heard, followed by release of
smoke. This smoke is not harmful and
does not indicate a fire. Care should be
taken not to inhale it, as it may cause
irritation and choking. Those with a history
of a breathing condition should get fresh
air promptly.
Side air bags, along with the use of seat
belts, help to cushion the impact force on
the chest and pelvic area of the front
occupants. Curtain and rollover air bags
help to cushion the impact force to the
head of occupants in the front and rear
outboard seating positions. They can help
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save lives and reduce serious injuries.
However, side air bags and curtain and
rollover air bags may cause abrasions or
other injuries. Side air bags and curtain
and rollover air bags do not provide
restraint to the lower body.
The seat belts should be correctly worn
and the driver and passenger seated
upright as far as practical away from the
side air bags. Rear seat passengers should
be seated as far away as practical from the
door finishers and side roof rails. The side
air bags and curtain and rollover air bags
inflate quickly in order to help protect the
occupants in the outboard seating positions. Because of this, the force of the side
air bags and curtain and rollover air bags
inflating can increase the risk of injury if
the occupant is too close to, or is against,
these air bag modules during inflation. The
side air bags and curtain and rollover air
bags will deflate quickly after the collision
is over.
The side air bags and curtain and rollover
air bags operate only when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The air bag warning
light will turn off after about 7 seconds if
the systems are operational.
may result in serious personal injury.
For example, do not change the front
seat by placing material near the seatback or by installing additional trim
material, such as seat covers, around
the side air bag.
WARNING
.
Do not place any objects near the
seatback of the front seats. Also, do
not place any objects (an umbrella, bag,
etc.) between the front door finisher and
the front seat. Such objects may become
dangerous projectiles and cause injury if
a side air bag inflates.
.
Right after inflation, several side air bag
and curtain and rollover air bag system
components will be hot. Do not touch
them; you may severely burn yourself.
.
No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the side air bag and curtain and rollover
air bag systems. This is to prevent
accidental inflation of the side air bags
and curtain and rollover air bags or
damage to the side air bag and curtain
and rollover air bag systems.
.
Do not make unauthorized changes to
your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or side panel. This could
affect proper operation of the side air
bag and curtain and rollover air bag
systems.
.
Tampering with the side air bag system
.
*
Work around and on the side air bag and
curtain and rollover air bag systems
should be done by an INFINITI dealer.
Installation of electrical equipment
should also be done by an INFINITI
dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses*
should not be modified or disconnected.
Unauthorized electrical test equipment
and probing devices should not be used
on the side air bag or curtain and
rollover air bag systems.
The SRS wiring harnesses connectors
are yellow and orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that
you inform the buyer about the side air bag
and curtain and rollover air bag systems
and guide the buyer to the appropriate
sections in this Owner’s Manual.
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SEAT BELTS WITH PRETENSIONERS
(front seats)
WARNING
.
The pretensioners cannot be reused
after activation. They must be replaced
together with the retractor and buckle
as a unit.
.
If the vehicle becomes involved in a
frontal collision but a pretensioner is
not activated, be sure to have the
pretensioner system checked and, if
necessary, replaced by an INFINITI dealer.
.
.
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No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the pretensioner system. This is to
prevent damage to or accidental activation of the pretensioners. Tampering
with the pretensioner system may result
in serious personal injury.
Work around and on the pretensioner
system should be done by an INFINITI
dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by an INFINITI
dealer. Unauthorized electrical test
equipment and probing devices should
not be used on the pretensioner system.
.
If you need to dispose of a pretensioner
or scrap the vehicle, contact an INFINITI
dealer. Correct pretensioner disposal
procedures are set forth in the appropriate INFINITI Service Manual. Incorrect
disposal procedures could cause personal injury.
The pretensioner system activates in conjunction with the front air bag system. The
pretensioner system also activates with the
curtain and rollover air bags in certain
types of rollover collisions or near rollovers. Working with the seat belt retractor,
it helps tighten the seat belt when the
vehicle becomes involved in certain types
of collisions, helping to restrain front seat
occupants.
chest.
If any abnormality occurs in the pretensioner system, the supplemental air bag
warning light
will not come on, will
flash intermittently or will turn on for 7
seconds and remain on after the ignition
switch has been pushed to the ON position. In this case, the pretensioner may not
function properly. They must be checked
and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI dealer.
When selling your vehicle, we request that
you inform the buyer about the pretensioner system and guide the buyer to the
appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
The pretensioner is encased with the seat
belt retractor. These seat belts are used the
same way as conventional seat belts. When
a pretensioner activates, smoke is released
and a loud noise may be heard. The smoke
is not harmful, and it does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken not to inhale it
as it may cause irritation and choking.
Those with a history of a breathing
condition should get fresh air promptly.
After pretensioner activation, load limiters
allow the seat belt to release webbing (if
necessary) to reduce forces against the
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When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light illuminates for about 7 seconds and
then turns off. This means the system is
operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the
front air bag, side air bag, curtain and
rollover air bag and pretensioner systems
need servicing:
SSS0330
SPA1097
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LABELS
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LIGHT
Warning labels about the supplemental
front-impact air bag, front seat-mounted
side-impact and roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bag systems
are placed in the vehicle as shown in the
illustration.
The supplemental air bag warning light,
displaying
in the instrument panel,
monitors the circuits of the supplemental
front-impact air bag, front seat-mounted
side-impact supplemental air bag, roofmounted curtain side-impact and rollover
supplemental air bag, and seat belt
pretensioner systems. The circuits monitored by the supplemental air bag warning
light are the Air bag Control Unit (ACU),
satellite sensors, crash zone sensor, front
air bag modules, side air bag modules,
curtain and rollover air bag modules,
pretensioners and all related wiring.
1 SRS air bag
*
The warning labels are located on the
surface of the sun visors.
2 SRS side-impact air bag
*
The warning label is located on the side of
the passenger’s side center pillar.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
remains on approximately 7 seconds
after the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
does not come on at all.
Under these conditions, the front air bag,
side air bags, and curtain and rollover air
bags or pretensioner systems may not
operate properly. They must be checked
and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI dealer.
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WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is
on, it could mean that the front air bag, side
air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and/or
pretensioner systems will not operate in an
accident. To help avoid injury to yourself or
others, have your vehicle checked by a
dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING
.
Once a front air bag, side air bag or
curtain and rollover air bag has inflated,
the air bag module will not function
again and must be replaced. Additionally, if any of the front air bags inflate,
the activated pretensioners must also
be replaced. The air bag module and
pretensioner system should be replaced
by an INFINITI dealer. The air bag
module and pretensioner system cannot
be repaired.
.
The front air bag, side air bag, curtain
and rollover air bag and the pretensioners should be inspected by an
INFINITI dealer if there is any damage
to the front end or side portion of the
vehicle.
.
If you need to dispose of a supplemental
air bag or pretensioner systems or scrap
the vehicle, contact an INFINITI dealer.
Correct supplemental air bag and pretensioner system disposal procedures
are set forth in the appropriate INFINITI
Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.
REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain
and rollover air bags and pretensioners are
designed to activate on a one-time-only
basis. As a reminder, unless it is damaged,
the supplemental air bag warning light will
remain illuminated after inflation has
occurred. Repair and replacement of these
systems should be done only by an INFINITI
dealer.
When maintenance work is required on the
vehicle, the front air bags, side air bags,
curtain and rollover air bags, pretensioners
and related parts should be pointed out to
the person conducting the maintenance.
The ignition switch should always be in the
LOCK position when working under the
hood or inside the vehicle.
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2 Instruments and controls
Cockpit ........................................................... 2-2
Instrument panel ............................................. 2-4
Meters and gauges .......................................... 2-5
Speedometer and odometer.......................... 2-6
Tachometer ................................................. 2-7
Engine coolant temperature gauge ................ 2-7
Fuel gauge .................................................. 2-8
Meter/ring illumination and needle sweep ..... 2-8
Compass (if so equipped)................................. 2-9
Zone variation change procedure ................ 2-10
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders ..................................................... 2-12
Checking bulbs.......................................... 2-12
Warning lights ........................................... 2-13
Indicator lights .......................................... 2-18
Audible reminders ..................................... 2-21
Dot matrix liquid crystal display...................... 2-22
Indicators for operation.............................. 2-24
Indicators for maintenance ......................... 2-26
Trip computer............................................ 2-28
Security systems ........................................... 2-30
Vehicle security system .............................. 2-30
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System ............ 2-32
Windshield wiper and washer switch ............... 2-33
Windshield wiper and washer operation ...... 2-34
Rain-sensing auto wiper system
(if so equipped)......................................... 2-34
Rear window wiper and washer operation .... 2-35
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch .......................................................... 2-36
Headlight and turn signal switch..................... 2-36
Xenon headlights....................................... 2-36
Headlight switch........................................ 2-37
Turn signal switch...................................... 2-41
Fog light switch ......................................... 2-42
Hazard warning flasher switch ........................ 2-42
Horn............................................................. 2-43
Climate controlled seats (if so equipped) ......... 2-43
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped)............................................. 2-44
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) switch
(if so equipped)............................................. 2-45
SNOW mode switch ....................................... 2-45
Continuous damping control mode select
switch (if so equipped)................................... 2-46
AUTO mode............................................... 2-46
SPORT mode ............................................. 2-46
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Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) OFF switch
(if so equipped)............................................. 2-46
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch........ 2-47
Distance Control Assist (DCA) switch
(if so equipped)............................................. 2-47
Clock ............................................................ 2-48
Adjusting the time ..................................... 2-48
Power outlet.................................................. 2-49
Storage......................................................... 2-50
Cup holders .............................................. 2-50
Sunglasses holder ..................................... 2-51
Glove box ................................................. 2-52
Console box .............................................. 2-52
Card holder............................................... 2-53
Coat hooks ............................................... 2-53
Luggage hooks (if so equipped) .................. 2-54
Cargo net (if so equipped) .......................... 2-54
Cargo cover (if so equipped) ....................... 2-55
Roof rack (if so equipped) .......................... 2-57
Windows....................................................... 2-58
Power windows ......................................... 2-58
Moonroof (if so equipped) .............................. 2-60
Automatic moonroof................................... 2-60
Welcome light ............................................... 2-62
Interior lights ................................................ 2-63
Map lights ................................................ 2-63
Personal lights .......................................... 2-63
Interior light control switch......................... 2-63
Vanity mirror lights ........................................ 2-64
Cargo light .................................................... 2-65
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver ..................... 2-65
Programming HomeLink® ............................ 2-65
Programming HomeLink® for Canadian
customers ................................................. 2-67
Operating the HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver................................................ 2-67
Programming trouble-diagnosis................... 2-67
Clearing the programmed information.......... 2-68
Reprogramming a single HomeLink®
button ...................................................... 2-68
If your vehicle is stolen .............................. 2-68
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COCKPIT
5. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (left
side)
— ENTER or tuning switch
— BACK switch
— TALK switch (if so equipped)/Phone
switch (if so equipped)
— Volume control switches
— Source select switch
6. Trip computer switch
7. Windshield wiper and washer switch
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls (right
side)
— Cruise control switches
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
switches (if so equipped)
— Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
switch (if so equipped)
9. Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) off switch
(if so equipped)
10. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF
switch
SIC3823
1. Outside mirror remote control switch
3. Instrument brightness control switch
2. Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
switch (if so equipped)/Headlight aiming control switch
4. Headlight, fog light and turn signal
switch
11. Intelligent Key port
12. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) switch
(if so equipped)
13. Distance Control Assist (DCA) switch (if
so equipped)
14. TRIP/RESET switch for twin trip odometer
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15. Electric tilting/telescopic steering
wheel lever (if so equipped)
16. Manual tilting/telescopic steering
wheel lever (if so equipped)
17. Center-console-mounted controls
— Climate controlled seat switches (if
so equipped)
— SNOW mode switch (if so equipped)
— Continuous Damping Control mode
select switch (if so equipped)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
6. Center display
7. Clock
8. Hazard warning flasher switch
9. Front passenger supplemental air bag
10. Hood release handle
11. Fuse box cover
12. Parking brake
13. Steering wheel
— Horn
— Driver supplement air bag
14. Push-button ignition switch
15. Front passenger air bag status light
16. Power outlet
17. Rear window defogger switch
18. CompactFlash card slot (if so equipped)
19. Automatic climate control system
20. Audio system
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1. Side ventilator
2. Paddle shifter (if so equipped)
3. Meters and gauges
4. Center ventilator
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5. Center multi-function control panel
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting
buttons
— Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System (if so equipped)
— Around View Monitor (if so equipped)
21. Glove box lid release handle
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
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METERS AND GAUGES
after the ignition switch is pushed to the
OFF position. This is not a malfunction.
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1. Tachometer
2. Warning/Indicator lights
3. Speedometer
4. Engine coolant temperature gauge
5. Dot matrix liquid crystal display/Odometer/twin trip odometer
6. Fuel gauge
The needle indicators in the speedometer,
tachometer, engine coolant temperature
gauge and fuel gauge may move slightly
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Changing the display:
3 at
Pushing the TRIP A/B RESET switch *
the bottom left of the combination meter
panel changes the display as follows:
TRIP A ? TRIP B ? TRIP A
Resetting the trip odometer:
3 for
Pushing the TRIP A/B RESET switch *
more than 1 second resets the trip
odometer to zero.
SIC3826
Speedometer
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed
in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per
hour (km/h).
SIC3259
Odometer/twin trip odometer
Odometer/twin trip odometer
1 and twin trip odometer
The odometer *
2 are displayed on the dot matrix crystal
*
display when the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
Average fuel economy and distance to
empty information is also available. (See
“DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY”
later in this section and “HOW TO USE
STATUS BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor,
climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section.)
The odometer records the total distance
the vehicle has been driven.
The twin trip odometer records the distance of individual trips.
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CAUTION
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TACHOMETER
The tachometer indicates engine speed in
revolutions per minute (RPM). Do not rev
1 .
the engine into the red zone *
CAUTION
When engine speed approaches the red
zone, shift to a higher gear or reduce engine
speed. Operating the engine in the red zone
may cause serious engine damage.
SIC3255
If the gauge indicates engine coolant
temperature near the hot (H) end of the
normal range, reduce vehicle speed to
decrease temperature. If gauge is over the
normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as
safely possible. If the engine is overheated,
continued operation of the vehicle may
seriously damage the engine. See “IF YOUR
VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the “6. In case of
emergency” section for immediate action
required.
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
The gauge indicates the engine coolant
temperature.
The engine coolant temperature is within
the normal range when the gauge needle
1 shown in the
points within the zone *
illustration.
The engine coolant temperature varies with
the outside air temperature and driving
conditions.
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fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it
is convenient, preferably before the gauge
reaches “E”. There will be a small reserve
of fuel in the tank when the fuel gauge
needle reaches “E”.
needles will sweep in the speedometer and
tachometer and the ring illumination will
be brightened gradually. This function can
be turned off. (See “TRIP COMPUTER” later
in this section.)
The
indicates that the fuel-filler door
is located on the passenger’s side of the
vehicle.
CAUTION
.
If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the
malfunction indicator light (MIL) may
come on. Refuel as soon as possible.
light
After a few driving trips, the
should turn off. If the light remains on
after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI dealer.
.
For additional information, see “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” later in
this section.
SIC3256
FUEL GAUGE
The gauge indicates the approximate fuel
level in the tank.
The gauge may move slightly during
braking, turning, acceleration, or going up
or down hills.
The gauge needle returns to E (Empty) after
the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position.
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge
registers “E” (Empty).
The low fuel warning
appears on the
dot matrix liquid crystal display when the
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METER/RING ILLUMINATION AND
NEEDLE SWEEP
The ring illumination surrounding meters
and gauges illuminates when the driver’s
door is closed after getting into the vehicle
with the Intelligent Key carried in.
When the engine is started, the indicator
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COMPASS (if so equipped)
If the display reads “C”, calibrate the
compass by driving the vehicle in 3
complete circles at less than 5 MPH (8
km/h). You can also calibrate the compass
by driving your vehicle on your everyday
route. The compass will be calibrated once
it has tracked 3 complete circles.
To turn on and off the compass manually,
A while the ignition
push the
switch *
switch is in the ON position.
SIC3181
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
B will
ON position, the compass display *
indicate the direction of the vehicle’s
heading.
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ZONE VARIATION CHANGE PROCEDURE
The difference between magnetic north and
geographical north is known as variance.
In some areas, this difference can sometimes be great enough to cause false
compass readings. Follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular
location if this happens:
1. Push the
switch for more than 3
seconds. The current zone number will
appear in the display.
2. Find your current location and variance
number on the zone map.
NOTE:
Use zone number 5 for Hawaii.
3. Push the
switch repeatedly until
the new zone number appears in the
display, then release the switch. After
you release the switch, the display will
show a compass direction within a few
seconds.
SIC0611B
Zone map
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.
If the compass deviates from the
correct indication soon after repeated adjustment, have the compass checked at an INFINITI dealer.
.
The compass may not indicate the
correct compass point in tunnels or
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while driving up or down a steep
hill.
(The compass returns to the correct
compass point when the vehicle moves
to an area where the geomagnetism is
stabilized.)
CAUTION
.
Do not install a ski rack, antenna, etc.,
which are attached to the vehicle by
means of a magnet. They affect the
operation of the compass.
.
When cleaning the mirror, use a paper
towel or similar material dampened with
glass cleaner. Do not spray glass
cleaner directly on the mirror as it may
cause the liquid cleaner to enter the
mirror housing.
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WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light
(AWD models)*
Lane departure warning light (orange)*
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) off indicator light*
Low tire pressure warning light
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) ON
indicator light (green)*
Master warning light
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Preview Function warning light (orange)*
Security indicator light
Rear Active Steer warning light*
Slip indicator light
Seat belt warning light
Small light indicator lights
Charge warning light
Supplemental air bag warning light
SPORT mode indicator light*
Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
warning light (orange)*
Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
indicator light*
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Engine oil pressure warning light
Automatic transmission position indicator light
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
indicator light
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
warning light (orange)*
Front passenger air bag status light
Intelligent Key warning light
High beam indicator light (blue)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light
Automatic transmission check warning
light
Brake warning light
CHECKING BULBS
With all doors closed, apply the parking
brake and push the ignition switch to the
ON position without starting the engine.
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*: if so equipped
The following lights will come on (if so
equipped):
,
or
,
,
,
,
,
The following lights come on briefly and
then go off (if so equipped):
,
,
or
,
,
,
,
,
,
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If any light does not come on, it may
indicate a burned-out bulb or an open
circuit in the electrical system. Have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
speed and have your vehicle checked by
an INFINITI dealer as soon as possible.
.
Some indicators and warnings are also
displayed on the dot matrix crystal display
between the speedometer and tachometer.
(See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” later in this section.)
— blinks rapidly (about twice a second):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and
idle the engine. The driving mode will
change to 2WD to prevent the AWD
system from malfunctioning. If the
warning light turns off, you can drive
again.
— blinks slowly (about once every 2
seconds):
WARNING LIGHTS
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models)
The
warning light comes on when the
ignition switch is pushed to ON. It turns off
soon after the engine is started.
If the AWD system malfunctions, or the
diameter of the front and the rear wheels
are different, the warning light will either
remain illuminated or blink. (See “ALLWHEEL DRIVE (AWD)” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.)
CAUTION
.
If the warning light comes on while
driving there may be a malfunction in
the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle
If the AWD warning light blinks on when
you are driving:
.
Pull off the road in a safe area, and
idle the engine. Check that all tire
sizes are the same, tire pressure is
correct and tires are not worn.
If the warning light is still on after the
above operations, have your vehicle
checked by an INFINITI dealer as soon
as possible.
or
Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) warning light
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS) warning light illuminates and then
turns off. This indicates the ABS is operational.
If the ABS warning light illuminates while
the engine is running, or while driving, it
may indicate the ABS is not functioning
properly. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI dealer.
If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock
function is turned off. The brake system
then operates normally, but without antilock assistance. (See “BRAKE SYSTEM” in
the “5. Starting and driving” section.)
Automatic transmission check
warning light
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, the light comes on for 2
seconds. If the light comes on at any other
time, it may indicate the transmission is
not functioning properly. Have your INFINITI
dealer check and repair the transmission.
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or
Brake warning light
This light functions for both the parking
brake and the foot brake systems.
Parking brake indicator:
Braking System (ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate the ABS is not
functioning properly. Have the brake system checked, and if necessary repaired, by
an INFINITI dealer promptly. (See “Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS) warning light” earlier in this section.)
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the light comes on when the
parking brake is applied.
Low brake fluid warning light:
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the light warns of a low brake
fluid level. If the light comes on while the
engine is running with the parking brake
not applied, stop the vehicle and perform
the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake
fluid as necessary. (See “BRAKE FLUID”
in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section.)
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have
the warning system checked by an
INFINITI dealer.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning
indicator:
When the parking brake is released and
the brake fluid level is sufficient, if both
the brake warning light and the Anti-lock
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WARNING
.
.
.
Your brake system may not be working
properly if the warning light is on.
Driving could be dangerous. If you judge
it to be safe, drive carefully to the
nearest service station for repairs.
Otherwise, have your vehicle towed
because driving it could be dangerous.
Pressing the brake pedal with the
engine stopped and/or low brake fluid
level may increase your stopping distance and braking will require greater
pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
If the brake fluid level is below the
minimum or MIN mark on the brake fluid
reservoir, do not drive until the brake
system has been checked at an INFINITI
dealer.
Charge warning light
If the light comes on while the engine is
running, it may indicate the charging
system is not functioning properly. Turn
the engine off and check the alternator
belt. If the belt is loose, broken, missing or
if the light remains on, see an INFINITI
dealer immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the alternator belt
is loose, broken or missing.
Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system warning light (orange;
if so equipped)
This light comes on if there is a malfunction in the Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system.
If the warning light illuminates, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, resume driving and turn
on the DCA system again.
If it is not possible to turn on the system
or the warning light stays on, it may
indicate that the system is malfunctioning.
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Although the vehicle is still driveable
under normal conditions, have the vehicle
checked at an INFINITI dealer.
Engine oil pressure warning
light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure.
If the light flickers or comes on during
normal driving, pull off the road in a safe
area, stop the engine immediately and call
an INFINITI dealer or other authorized
repair shop.
The engine oil pressure warning light is
not designed to indicate a low oil level.
Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See
“ENGINE OIL” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section.)
CAUTION
Running the engine with the engine oil
pressure warning light on could cause
serious damage to the engine almost
immediately. Such damage is not covered
by warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as
it is safe to do so.
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system warning light (orange;
if so equipped)
This light comes on if there is a malfunction in the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system.
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, resume driving and set
the ICC system again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the
system is malfunctioning. Although the
vehicle is still driveable under normal
conditions, have the vehicle checked at
an INFINITI dealer.
Intelligent Key warning light
After the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, this light comes on for about
2 seconds and then turns off.
This light warns of a malfunction with the
electrical steering lock system or the
Intelligent Key system.
If the light comes on while the engine is
stopped, it may be impossible to free the
steering lock or to start the engine. If the
light comes on while the engine is running,
you can drive the vehicle. However in these
cases, contact an INFINITI dealer for repair
as soon as possible.
Lane departure warning light
(orange; if so equipped)
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, the light will come on in
orange, turn green, and then turn off. This
indicates that the Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
systems are operational.
While the LDW and/or LDP system is on,
the light will blink in orange and a warning
chime will sound if the vehicle is traveling
close to either the left or the right of a
traveling lane with detectable lane markers.
If the light comes on in orange and remains
on, it may indicate that the LDW and LDP
systems are not functioning properly. Have
the systems checked by an INFINITI dealer.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.
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Low tire pressure warning
light
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that
monitors the tire pressure of all tires
except the spare.
The low tire pressure warning light warns
of low tire pressure or indicates that the
TPMS is not functioning properly.
After the ignition switch is pushed ON, this
light illuminates for about 1 second and
turns off.
Low tire pressure warning:
If the vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the warning light will illuminate.
If you select the tire pressure information
in the display, the LOW PRESSURE information will be displayed. The tire pressure for
each tire will also be displayed.
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you should stop and adjust
the tire pressure to the recommended
COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. The low tire
pressure warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is
adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the
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recommended pressure, the vehicle must
be driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25
km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the
low tire pressure warning light. Use a tire
pressure gauge to check the tire pressure.
monitor screen while driving, avoid
sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt
braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off
the road to a safe location and stop the
vehicle as soon as possible. Driving
with under-inflated tires may permanently damage the tires and increase
the likelihood of tire failure. Serious
vehicle damage could occur and may
lead to an accident and could result in
serious personal injury. Check the tire
pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire
pressure to the recommended COLD tire
pressure shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label to turn the low tire
pressure warning light OFF. If the light
still illuminates while driving after
adjusting the tire pressure, a tire may
be flat. If you have a flat tire, replace it
with a spare tire as soon as possible.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “6. In case of emergency” section.
TPMS malfunction:
If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the
low tire pressure warning light will flash for
approximately 1 minute when the ignition
switch is pushed ON. The light will remain
on after 1 minute. Have the system
checked by an INFINITI dealer.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
.
Replacing tires with those not originally
WARNING
.
If the light does not illuminate with the
ignition switch pushed ON, have the
vehicle checked by an INFINITI dealer as
soon as possible.
.
If the light illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the
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specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
CAUTION
.
The TPMS is not a substitute for the
regular tire pressure check. Be sure to
check the tire pressure regularly.
.
If the vehicle is being driven at speeds
of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the
TPMS may not operate correctly.
.
Be sure to install the specified size of
tires to the four wheels correctly.
Master warning light
When the ignition switch is in the ON
position, the master warning light illuminates if any of the following are displayed
on the dot matrix liquid crystal display:
.
No key warning
.
Low fuel warning
.
Low washer fluid warning
.
Parking brake release warning
.
Door/lift gate open warning
See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DIS-
PLAY” later in this section.
Preview Function warning
light (orange; if so equipped)
The light comes on if there is a malfunction
in the Brake Assist (with Preview Function)
system.
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, then resume driving.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the
system is malfunctioning. Although the
vehicle is still driveable under normal
conditions, have the vehicle checked at
an INFINITI dealer.
Rear Active Steer warning
light (if so equipped)
If the light comes on while the engine is
running, it may indicate that there is a
malfunction with the Rear Active Steer
portion of the steering system. Have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
For further information about the Rear
Active Steer system, see “REAR ACTIVE
STEER SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
Rear Active Steer function will cease but
driving can be continued.
If the light comes on while you are driving,
contact an INFINITI dealer for repair.
Seat belt warning light and
chime
The light and chime remind you to fasten
seat belts. The light illuminates whenever
the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, and will remain illuminated until
the driver’s seat belt is fastened. At the
same time, the chime will sound for about
6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is
securely fastened.
The seat belt warning light for the front
passenger will illuminate if the seat belt is
not fastened when the front passenger’s
seat is occupied. For 5 seconds after the
ignition switch is in the ON position, the
system does not activate the warning light
for the front passenger.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety —
Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section for precautions on
seat belt usage.
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Supplemental air bag warning
light
After pushing the ignition switch to the ON
position, the supplemental air bag warning
light will illuminate. The supplemental air
bag warning light will turn off after about 7
seconds if the front-impact air bag and
side air bag, curtain air bag systems and/
or pretensioner seat belt are operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the
front air bag, side air bag, curtain and
rollover air bag and pretensioner systems
needs servicing and your vehicle must be
taken to your nearest INFINITI dealer.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
remains on after approximately 7 seconds.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
.
The supplemental air bag warning light
does not come on at all.
Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is
on, it could mean that the front air bag, side
air bag, curtain and rollover air bag systems
and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help avoid injury to
yourself or others, have your vehicle
checked by a dealer as soon as possible.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) indicator light (if so
equipped)
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, the Adaptive Front lighting
System (AFS) indicator light will illuminate.
The light will turn off in about 1 second if
the AFS is operational.
Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental restraint system (air bag system)
and/or the pretensioners may not function
properly.
This light also comes on when the AFS is
turned off by pushing the OFF side of the
AFS switch.
For additional information, see “SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM” in the “1.
If the AFS indicator light blinks, it may
indicate the AFS is not functioning prop-
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erly. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI dealer.
See “Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)”
later in this section.
Automatic transmission position indicator light
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, the indicator shows the
automatic selector shift position. (See
“AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.)
Front passenger air bag status
light
The front passenger air bag status light
) will be lit and the passenger front air
(
bag will be OFF depending on how the front
passenger seat is being used.
For front passenger air bag status light
operation, see “INFINITI ADVANCED AIR
BAG SYSTEM (front seats)” in the “1.
Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual.
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High beam indicator light
(blue)
This light comes on when the headlight
high beam is on and goes out when the low
beam is selected.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
off indicator light (if so
equipped)
after following the procedures above, it
may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions, have the
vehicle checked at an INFINITI dealer. (See
“INTELLIGENT BRAKE ASSIST (IBA) SYSTEM”
in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)
Lane Departure Prevention
(LDP) ON indicator light
(green; if so equipped)
The light illuminates when the Intelligent
Brake Assist (IBA) off switch is pushed to
OFF. This indicates that the Intelligent
Brake Assist (IBA) system is not operating.
The light comes on in green when the Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system is
turned on. The light turns off when the
system is turned off.
When the IBA off indicator light illuminates
while the system is turned on (without the
warning chime sound), this light indicates
that the system control is temporarily
unavailable.
NOTE:
This light is common with the lane
departure warning light (orange). (See
“Lane departure warning light” earlier in
this section.)
When the IBA off indicator light illuminates
with the warning chime sound while the
IBA system is turned on, this light indicates
that the system may not be functioning
properly. Park the vehicle in a safe place.
Check to see if the laser sensor is clean.
Turn the engine off, then restart the
engine.
For more details, see “LANE DEPARTURE
WARNING (LDW) SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE
PREVENTION (LDP) SYSTEM” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)
If the malfunction indicator light comes on
steady or blinks while the engine is
running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction.
The malfunction indicator light may also
come on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose
or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel.
Check to make sure the fuel-filler cap is
installed and closed tightly, and that the
vehicle has at least 3 US gallons (14 liters)
of fuel in the fuel tank.
After a few driving trips, the
light
should turn off if no other potential
emission control system malfunction exists.
If this indicator light remains on for 20
seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds
when the engine is not running, it indicates
that the vehicle is not ready for an
emission control system inspection/maintenance test. (See “READINESS FOR INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST (US
only)” in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section.)
If the IBA off indicator light illuminates
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Operation:
The malfunction indicator light will come
on in one of two ways:
.
.
Malfunction indicator light on steady —
An emission control system malfunction has been detected. Check the fuelfiller cap. If the fuel-filler cap is loose or
missing, tighten or install the cap and
continue to drive the vehicle. The
light should turn off after a few driving
light does not turn off
trips. If the
after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI dealer.
You do not need to have your vehicle
towed to the dealer.
Malfunction indicator light blinking —
An engine misfire has been detected
which may damage the emission control system.
To reduce or avoid emission control
system damage:
a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH
(72 km/h).
b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
The malfunction indicator light may
stop blinking and remain on.
Have the vehicle inspected by an
INFINITI dealer. You do not need to
have your vehicle towed to the dealer.
CAUTION
Continued vehicle operation without having
the emission control system checked and
repaired as necessary could lead to poor
driveability, reduced fuel economy, and
possible damage to the emission control
system.
Security indicator light
The light blinks when the ignition switch is
in the ACC, OFF and LOCK position. This
function indicates the security system
equipped on the vehicle is operational.
If the security system is malfunctioning,
this light will remain on while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. For additional
information, see “SECURITY SYSTEMS”
later in this section.
Slip indicator light
This indicator will blink when the VDC
system is operating, thus alerting the
driver to the fact that the road surface is
slippery and the vehicle is nearing its
traction limits.
Small light indicator light
The light illuminates when the front park,
side marker, tail and license plate lights
are on.
SPORT mode indicator light (if
so equipped)
The SPORT mode indicator light illuminates
when the SPORT mode is turned “ON”.
(See “CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL” in
the “5. Starting and driving” section.)
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
The light flashes when the turn signal
switch lever or hazard switch is turned on.
c) Avoid steep uphill grades.
d) If possible, reduce the amount of
cargo being hauled or towed.
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Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
off indicator light
The light comes on when the vehicle
dynamic control off switch is pushed to
OFF. This indicates that the vehicle dynamic
control system is not operating. When the
vehicle dynamic control off indicator light
and slip indicator light come on with the
vehicle dynamic control system turned on,
this light alerts the driver to the fact that
the vehicle dynamic control system’s failsafe mode is operating, for example the
vehicle dynamic control system may not be
functioning properly. Have the system
checked by an INFINITI dealer. If an
abnormality occurs in the system, the
vehicle dynamic control system function
will be canceled but the vehicle is still
driveable. For additional information, see
“VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section of this manual.
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Key reminder chime
ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position, and take the Intelligent Key with
you when leaving the vehicle.
Light reminder chime
A chime will sound when the driver side
door is opened with the light switch in the
or
position and the ignition
switch in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position.
Turn the light switch off when you leave the
vehicle.
Parking brake reminder chime
Lane departure warning chime (if
so equipped)
When the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) or
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system is
on, the chime sounds if the vehicle is
traveling close to either the left or the right
of a traveling lane with detectable lane
markers.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section for more details.
The chime will sound if the vehicle is driven
at more than 4 MPH (7 km/h) with the
parking brake applied. Stop the vehicle
and release the parking brake.
Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear
warnings. When a brake pad requires
replacement, it will make a high pitched
scraping sound when the vehicle is in
motion whether or not the brake pedal is
depressed. Have the brakes checked as
soon as possible if the warning sound is
heard.
A chime will sound if the driver side door is
opened while the ignition switch is pushed
to the ACC position or pushed to the OFF or
LOCK position with the Intelligent Key left
in the Intelligent Key port. Make sure the
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DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
— “DRIVING THE VEHICLE” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.
.
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
— “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC)
SYSTEM (FULL SPEED RANGE)” in the
“5. Starting and driving” section.
.
Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
— “DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST (DCA)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.
.
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1 is
The dot matrix liquid crystal display *
located between the tachometer and the
speedometer, and it displays the automatic transmission position indicator, the
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system (if so
equipped), the Distance Control Assist
(DCA) system (if so equipped) information,
the Intelligent Key operation information
and other warnings and information.
Intelligent Key system
— “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments”
section.
— “PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH” in
the “5. Starting and driving” section.
For detailed information about each system, see the following sections:
.
Automatic Transmission (AT)
— “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS” earlier in this
section.
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INDICATORS FOR OPERATION
4. Intelligent Key removal indicator
1. Engine start operation indicator
This indicator appears when the driver’s
door is opened with the ignition switch in
the ACC, OFF or LOCK position and the
Intelligent Key placed in the Intelligent Key
port. A key reminder chime also sounds.
This indicator appears when the selector
lever is in the P (Park) position.
This indicator means that the engine will
start by pushing the ignition switch with
the brake pedal depressed.
2. Steering lock release malfunction indicator
If this indicator appears, remove the
Intelligent Key from the Intelligent Key port
and take it with you when leaving the
vehicle.
This indicator appears when the steering
wheel cannot be released from the LOCK
position.
5. NO KEY warning
If this indicator appears, push the pushbutton ignition switch while lightly turning
the steering wheel right and left.
No key inside the vehicle:
3. Intelligent Key insertion indicator
This indicator appears when the Intelligent
Key needs to be inserted into the Intelligent Key port. (For example, the Intelligent
Key battery is discharged.)
If this indicator appears, insert the Intelligent Key into the Intelligent Key port in the
correct direction. (See “PUSH-BUTTON
IGNITION SWITCH” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.)
This warning appears in either of the
following conditions.
The warning appears when the door is
closed with the Intelligent Key left outside
the vehicle and the ignition switch in the
ACC or ON position. Make sure that the
Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle.
Unregistered Intelligent Key:
The warning appears when the ignition
switch is pushed from the LOCK position
and the Intelligent Key cannot be recognized by the system. You cannot start the
engine with an unregistered key. Use the
registered Intelligent Key.
See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section for more details.
6. SHIFT “P” warning
This warning appears when the ignition
switch is pushed to stop the engine with
the selector lever in any position except
the P (Park) position.
If this warning appears, move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position or push the
ignition switch to the ON position.
An inside warning chime will also sound.
(See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.)
7. “PUSH” warning
This warning appears when the selector
lever is moved to the P (Park) position with
the ignition switch in the ACC position after
the SHIFT “P” warning appears.
To push the ignition switch to the OFF
position, perform the following procedure:
SHIFT “P” warning ? (Move the
selector lever to “P”) ? PUSH warning
? (Push the ignition switch ? ignition
switch position is turned to ON) ?
PUSH warning ? (Push the ignition
switch ? ignition switch position is
turned to OFF)
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8. Intelligent Key battery discharge
indicator
This indicator appears when the Intelligent
Key battery is running out of power.
If this indicator appears, replace the
battery with a new one. (See “INTELLIGENT
KEY BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
9. Parking brake release warning
This warning appears when the vehicle
speed is above 4 MPH (7 km/h) and the
parking brake is applied.
10. Low fuel warning
This warning appears when the fuel level in
the tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it
is convenient, preferably before the fuel
gauge reaches the empty (E) position.
There is a small reserve of fuel remaining
in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches
the empty (E) position.
11. Low washer fluid warning
This warning appears when the washer
tank fluid is at a low level. Add washer fluid
as necessary. (See “WINDOW WASHER
FLUID” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section.)
12. Door/lift gate open warning
(ignition switch is in the ON position)
This warning appears if any of the doors
and/or the lift gate are open or not closed
securely. The vehicle icon indicates which
door or the lift gate is open on the display.
13. “Time to rest” indicator
This indicator appears when the set “time
to rest” indicator activates. You can set the
time for up to 6 hours. (See “TRIP
COMPUTER” later in this section.)
14. Low outside temperature warning
This warning appears if the outside temperature is below 378F (38C). The warning
can be set not to be displayed. (See “TRIP
COMPUTER” later in this section.)
15. Cruise indicator
Cruise main switch indicator:
The indicator is displayed when the cruise
control main switch is pushed. When the
main switch is pushed again, the indicator
disappears. When the cruise control main
switch indicator is displayed, the cruise
control system is operational.
Cruise set switch indicator:
The indicator is displayed while the vehicle
speed is controlled by the cruise control
system. If the indicator blinks while the
engine is running, it may indicate that the
cruise control system is not functioning
properly. Have the system checked by an
INFINITI dealer.
See “CRUISE CONTROL” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section for details.
16. Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system MAIN switch indicator (if so
equipped)
The indicator is displayed when the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system main
switch is pushed. When the main switch is
pushed again, the indicator disappears.
While the main switch indicator is displayed, the ICC system is operational. (See
“INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYSTEM (FULL SPEED RANGE)” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.)
17. Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system switch indicator (if so
equipped)
The indicator is displayed when the Distance Control Assist (DCA) system switch is
pushed on. When the switch is pushed
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INDICATORS FOR MAINTENANCE
again, the indicator disappears. While the
indicator is displayed, the DCA system is
operational. (See “DISTANCE CONTROL
ASSIST (DCA) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.)
1. Engine oil replacement indicator
This indicator appears when the set time
comes for changing the engine oil. You can
set or reset the distance for changing the
engine oil. (See “TRIP COMPUTER” later in
this section.)
2. Oil filter replacement indicator
This indicator appears when the set time
comes for replacing the oil filter. You can
set or reset the distance for replacing the
oil filter. (See “TRIP COMPUTER” later in
this section.)
3. Tire replacement indicator
This indicator appears when the set time
comes for replacing tires. You can set or
reset the distance for replacing tires. (See
“TRIP COMPUTER” later in this section.)
4. “OTHER” indicator
This indicator appears when the set time
comes for replacing items other than the
engine oil, oil filter and tires. You can set or
reset the distance for replacing the items.
(See “TRIP COMPUTER” later in this section.)
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More maintenance reminders are also
available on the center display. (See
“HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON” in the “4.
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recognition systems” section.)
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Current fuel consumption ? Average fuel
consumption and speed ? Elapsed time
and trip odometer ? Distance to empty
(dte) ? Outside air temperature (ICY) ?
Setting ? Warning check
at the same time.)
1. Current fuel consumption
3. Elapsed time and trip odometer
(mls or km)
The current fuel consumption mode shows
the current fuel consumption.
2. Average fuel consumption (MPG
or l (liter)/100 km) and speed (MPH
or km/h)
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Fuel consumption:
Switches for the trip computer are located
on the right side of the combination meter
panel. To operate the trip computer, push
the switches as shown above.
The average fuel consumption mode shows
the average fuel consumption since the
last reset. Resetting is done by pushing the
B for longer than 1 second.
switch *
(The average speed is also reset at the
same time.)
A
*
B
*
The display is updated every 30 seconds.
At about the first 1/3 mile (500 m) after a
reset, the display shows “——”.
TRIP COMPUTER
switch
switch
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, modes of the trip computer
switch
can be selected by pushing the
A .
*
A is pushed, the
Each time the
switch *
display will change as follows:
Speed:
The average speed mode shows the
average vehicle speed since the last reset.
Resetting is done by pushing the
B for longer than 1 second.
switch *
(The average fuel consumption is also reset
The display is updated every 30 seconds.
The first 30 seconds after a reset, the
display shows “——”.
Elapsed time:
The elapsed time mode shows the time
since the last reset. The displayed time can
B for
be reset by pushing the
switch *
longer than 1 second. (The trip odometer is
also reset at the same time.)
Trip odometer:
The trip odometer mode shows the total
distance the vehicle has been driven since
the last reset. Resetting is done by pushing
B
the
switch *
for longer than 1
second. (The elapsed time is also reset at
the same time.)
4. Distance to empty (dte — mls or
km)
The distance to empty (dte) mode provides
you with an estimation of the distance that
can be driven before refueling. The dte is
constantly being calculated, based on the
amount of fuel in the fuel tank and the
actual fuel consumption.
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The display is updated every 30 seconds.
The dte mode includes a low range warning
feature. If the fuel level is low, the warning
is displayed on the screen.
When the fuel level drops even lower, the
dte display will change to “——”.
.
.
If the amount of fuel added is small, the
display just before the ignition switch
is pushed to the OFF position may
continue to be displayed.
When driving uphill or rounding curves,
the fuel in the tank shifts, which may
momentarily change the display.
5. Outside air temperature (ICY — 8F
or 8C)
The outside air temperature is displayed in
8F or 8C in the range of −22 to 1318F (−30
to 558C).
The outside air temperature mode includes
a low temperature warning feature. If the
outside air temperature is below 378F
(38C), the warning is displayed on the
screen.
The outside temperature sensor is located
in front of the radiator. The sensor may be
affected by road or engine heat, wind
directions and other driving conditions.
The display may differ from the actual
outside temperature or the temperature
displayed on various signs or billboards.
.
ICY
Select this submenu to display the low
outside temperature warning.
6. Setting
Setting cannot be made while driving. A
message “Setting can only be operated
when stopped” is also displayed on the
dot matrix crystal display.
MAINTENANCE:
A and
B are
The
switch *
switch *
used in the setting mode to select and
decide a menu.
.
SKIP:
.
Push the
switch
warning check mode.
Push the
menus.
switch
A
*
to move to the
B
*
to select other
There are 5 submenus under the maintenance menu.
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
.
.
.
REST
Select this submenu to specify when
the “REST” indicator activates.
OIL FILTER
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for replacing the oil filter.
.
TIRE
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for replacing tires.
BACK
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
ENGINE OIL
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for changing the engine oil.
ALERT:
There are 3 submenus under the alert
menu.
BACK
.
OTHER
Select this submenu and set or reset
the distance for replacing items other
than the engine oil, oil filter and tires.
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SECURITY SYSTEMS
CUSTOMIZE:
DETAIL:
There are 4 submenus under the display
menu.
This item is available only when a warning
is displayed.
.
Select this menu to see the details of
warnings.
BACK
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
.
LANGUAGE
Select this submenu to choose English
or French for display.
.
UNIT
Select this submenu to choose the unit
from MPG or l/100 km.
.
METER EFFECT
Select this submenu to turn on and off
the meter/ring illumination and needle
sweep function when starting the engine.
7. Warning check
Your vehicle has two types of security
systems, as follows:
.
Vehicle security system
.
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
The security condition will be shown by the
security indicator light.
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
SKIP:
Push the
switch
warning check mode.
Push the
menus.
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switch
A
*
to move to the
B
*
to select other
The vehicle security system provides visual
and audio alarm signals if someone opens
the doors, hood, or lift gate when the
system is armed. It is not, however, a
motion detection type system that activates when a vehicle is moved or when a
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5. Confirm that the security indicator light
comes on. The security indicator light
stays on for about 30 seconds. The
vehicle security system is now prearmed. After about 30 seconds the
vehicle security system automatically
shifts into the armed phase. The
security light begins to flash once every
approximately 3 seconds. If, during this
30-second pre-arm time period, the
door is unlocked, or the ignition switch
is pushed to ACC or ON, the system will
not arm.
vibration occurs.
The system helps deter vehicle theft but
cannot prevent it, nor can it prevent the
theft of interior or exterior vehicle components in all situations. Always secure your
vehicle even if parking for a brief period.
Never leave your Intelligent Key(s) in the
vehicle, and always lock it when unattended. Be aware of your surroundings,
and park in secure, well-lit areas whenever
possible.
Many devices offering additional protection, such as component locks, identification markers, and tracking systems, are
available at auto supply stores and specialty shops. Your INFINITI dealer may also
offer such equipment. Check with your
insurance company to see if you may be
eligible for discounts for various theft
protection features.
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How to arm the vehicle security
system
1. Close all windows.
The system can be armed even if the
windows are open.
Even when the driver and/or passengers
are in the vehicle, the system will activate
with all doors, hood, and lift gate locked
with the ignition switch in the LOCK
position. When pushing the ignition switch
to the ACC or ON position, the system will
be released.
Vehicle security system activation
2. Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
The vehicle security system will give the
following alarm:
3. Remove the Intelligent Key from the
vehicle.
.
The headlights blink and the horn
sounds intermittently.
4. Close all doors, hood and lift gate. Lock
all doors. The doors can be locked with
the Intelligent Key, door handle request
switch, power door lock switch or
mechanical key.
.
The alarm automatically turns off after
approximately 50 seconds. However,
the alarm reactivates if the vehicle is
tampered with again.
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The alarm is activated by:
System (CONT ASSY - CARD SLOT)
.
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions;
.
Unlocking the door or opening the lift
gate without using the button on the
Intelligent Key, the door handle request
switch or the mechanical key. (Even if
the door is opened by releasing the
door inside lock knob, the alarm will
activate.)
Opening the hood.
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm will stop when a door is
unlocked by pushing the unlock button
on the Intelligent Key, the door handle
request switch or using the mechanical
key, or when the ignition switch is pushed
to the ACC or ON position.
If the system does not operate as described above, have it checked by an
INFINITI dealer.
INFINITI VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM
The INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
will not allow the engine to start without
the use of the registered Intelligent Key.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
Statement related to section 15 of FCC
rules for INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD VOID
THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE
EQUIPMENT.
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Security indicator light
The security indicator light is located on
the meter panel. It indicates the status of
the INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System.
The light blinks after the ignition switch
was in the ACC, OFF and LOCK position.
This function indicates the security systems equipped on the vehicle are operational.
If the INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
is malfunctioning, this light will remain on
while the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
If the light still remains on and/or the
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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH
engine will not start, see an INFINITI dealer
for INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
service as soon as possible. Please bring
all Intelligent Keys that you have when
visiting an INFINITI dealer for service.
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the window and obscure
your vision which may lead to an accident.
Warm the window with the defroster before
you wash the window.
CAUTION
.
Do not operate the washer continuously
for more than 30 seconds.
.
Do not operate the washer if the
reservoir tank is empty.
.
Do not fill the window washer reservoir
tank with washer fluid concentrates at
full strength. Some methyl alcohol
based washer fluid concentrates may
permanently stain the grille if spilled
while filling the window washer reservoir tank.
.
Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with
water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid
into the window washer reservoir tank.
Do not use the window washer reservoir
tank to mix the washer fluid concentrate
and water.
If the windshield wiper operation is interrupted by snow or ice, the wiper may stop
moving to protect its motor. If this occurs,
turn the wiper switch to the OFF position
and remove the snow or ice that is on and
around the wiper arms. In approximately 1
minute, turn the switch on again to
operate the wiper.
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(For example, when the vehicle speed is
high, the intermittent operation speed
will be faster.) To turn this function on
and off, see “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate,
audio, phone and voice recognition
systems” section.
For models with the rain-sensing auto
wiper system, see “RAIN-SENSING
AUTO WIPER SYSTEM” later in this
section.
2 Low — continuous low speed operation
*
3 High
*
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
OPERATION
— continuous high speed operation
4 to have one sweep
Push the lever up *
operation of the wiper.
The windshield wiper and washer operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
5 to operate the
Pull the lever toward you *
washer. Then the wiper will also operate
several times.
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Push the lever down to operate the wiper
at the following speed:
1 Intermittent
*
— intermittent operation
can be adjusted by turning the knob
A (Slower) or *
B (Faster).
toward *
When the speed sensing wiper interval
function (if so equipped) is turned on,
the intermittent operation speed varies
in accordance with the vehicle speed.
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RAIN-SENSING AUTO WIPER SYSTEM (if so equipped)
The rain-sensing auto wiper system can
automatically turn on the wipers and
adjust the wiper speed depending on the
rainfall and the vehicle speed by using the
rain sensor located on the upper part of
the windshield.
To set the rain-sensing auto wiper system,
push the lever down to the INT (intermit1 . The wiper will sweep
tent) position *
once while the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
The rain sensor sensitivity level can be
adjusted by turning the knob toward the
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2
front *
(High) or toward the rear
(Low).
.
High — High sensitive operation
.
Low — Low sensitive operation
3
*
1 Intermittent (INT) — intermittent opera*
tion (not adjustable)
2
Low (ON) — continuous low speed
*
operation
3 to operate the
Push the switch forward *
washer. Then the wiper will also operate
several times.
To turn the rain-sensing auto wiper system
off, push up the lever to the OFF position,
or pull down the lever to the LO or HI
position.
CAUTION
Do not touch the rain sensor and around it
when the wiper switch is in the INT position
and the ignition switch is in the ON
position. The wipers may operate unexpectedly and cause to an injury or a wiper
damage.
.
.
The rain-sensing auto wipers are intended for use during rain. If the switch
is left in the INT position, the wipers
may operate unexpectedly when dirt,
fingerprints, oil film or insects are
stuck on or around the sensor. The
wipers may also operate when exhaust
gas or moisture affect the rain sensor.
The rain-sensing auto wipers may not
operate if rain does not hit the rain
sensor even if it is raining.
SIC3627
REAR WINDOW WIPER AND WASHER
OPERATION
If the rear window wiper operation is
interrupted by snow etc., the wiper may
stop moving to protect its motor. If this
occurs, turn the wiper switch to OFF and
remove the snow etc. on and around the
wiper arms. After about 1 minute, turn the
switch ON again to operate the wiper.
The rear window wiper and washer operate
when the ignition switch is in the ON
position.
Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF
position to operate the wiper.
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REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR
DEFROSTER SWITCH
HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
XENON HEADLIGHTS
.
The life of xenon headlights will be
shortened by frequent on-off operation.
It is generally desirable not to turn off
the headlights for short intervals (for
example, when the vehicle stops at a
traffic signal). Even when the daytime
running lights are active (Canada only),
the xenon headlights do not turn on.
This way the life of the xenon headlights is not reduced.
.
If the xenon headlight bulb is close to
burning out, the brightness will drastically decrease, the light will start
blinking, or the color of the light will
become reddish. If one or more of the
above signs appear, contact an INFINITI
dealer.
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE
.
SIC3239
To defog/defrost the rear window glass
and outside mirrors, start the engine and
1 on. The indicator light
push the switch *
2 will come on. Push the switch again to
*
turn the defroster off.
It will automatically turn off in approximately 15 minutes.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or damage
the rear window defroster.
.
When xenon headlights are on, they
produce a high voltage. To prevent an
electric shock, never attempt to modify
or disassemble. Always have your xenon
headlights replaced at an INFINITI dealer.
Xenon headlights provide considerably
more light than conventional headlights. If they are not correctly aimed,
they might temporarily blind an oncoming driver or the driver ahead of you and
cause a serious accident. If headlights
are not aimed correctly, immediately
take your vehicle to an INFINITI dealer
and have the headlights adjusted correctly.
When the xenon headlight is initially
turned on, its brightness or color varies
slightly. However, the color and brightness
will soon stabilize.
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The autolight system can turn on the
headlights automatically when it is dark
and turn off the headlights when it is light.
If the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position and one of the doors is opened
and this condition is continued, the headlights remain on for 5 minutes.
Automatic headlights off delay:
You can keep the headlights on for up to
180 seconds after you push the ignition
switch to OFF and open any door then close
all the doors.
SIC3267
SIC3268
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
Autolight system
Lighting
The autolight system allows the headlights
to be set so they turn on and off
automatically.
1 Turn the switch to the
*
position:
The front park, side marker, tail, license
plate and instrument lights will come
on.
2 Turn the switch to the
position:
*
Headlights will come on and all the
other lights remain on.
To set the autolight system:
1. Make sure the headlight switch is in the
1 .
AUTO position *
You can adjust the period of the automatic
headlights off delay from 0 seconds (OFF)
to 180 seconds. The factory default setting
is 45 seconds.
For automatic headlights off delay setting,
see “Auto Headlights Off Delay” in the “4.
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems” section.
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position.
3. The autolight system automatically
turns the headlights on and off.
To turn the autolight system off, turn the
switch to the OFF,
or
position.
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in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position.
or
When the headlight switch is in the
position while the ignition switch is in
the ON position, the lights will automatically turn off 5 minutes after the ignition
switch has been pushed to the OFF
position.
When the headlight switch remains in the
or
position after the lights
automatically turn off, the lights will turn
on when the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position.
SIC2941
Be sure not to put anything on top of the
A located on the top of the
photo sensor *
instrument panel. The photo sensor controls the autolight; if it is covered, the
photo sensor reacts as if it is dark and the
headlights will illuminate.
SIC3269
Headlight beam select
1 To select the low beam, put the lever in
*
CAUTION
.
When you turn on the headlight switch
again after the lights automatically turn
off, the lights will not turn off automatically. Be sure to turn the light
switch to the OFF position when you
leave the vehicle for extended periods of
time, otherwise the battery will be
discharged.
.
Never leave the light switch on when the
engine is not running for extended
periods of time even if the headlights
turn off automatically.
the neutral position as shown.
* To select the high beam, push the lever
2
forward while the switch is in the
position. Pull it back to select the low
beam.
3 Pulling
*
the lever toward you will flash
the headlight high beam even when the
headlight switch is in the OFF position.
Battery saver system
A chime will sound when the driver side
door is opened with the light switch in the
or
position and the ignition switch
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Daytime running light system (Canada only)
The daytime running lights automatically
illuminate when the engine is started with
the parking brake released. The daytime
running lights operate with the headlight
switch in the OFF position or in the
position. Turn the headlight switch to the
position for full illumination when
driving at night.
SIC2275
Headlight aiming control (if so
equipped)
Depending on the number of occupants in
the vehicle and the load it is carrying, the
headlight axis may be higher than desired.
If the vehicle is traveling on a hilly road,
the headlights may directly hit the rearview
mirror of the vehicle ahead or the windshield of the oncoming vehicle. The light
axis can be lowered with the operation of
the switch.
If the parking brake is applied before the
engine is started, the daytime running
lights do not illuminate. The daytime
running lights illuminate once the parking
brake is released. The daytime running
lights will remain on until the ignition
switch is pushed to the OFF position.
WARNING
(low beam) toward the turning direction to
improve the driver’s view. When the headlight switch is ON and the driver operates
the steering wheel in a turn, the AFS
system will be activated.
The AFS will operate:
.
when the headlight switch is ON.
.
when the selector lever is in any
position other than P (Park) or R
(Reverse).
.
when the vehicle is driven at above 16
MPH (25 km/h) for the left-side headlight. Note that the right-side low beam
headlight will swivel but the left side
will not swivel when the vehicle is at a
stop and the steering wheel is turned.
The vehicle must attain a speed above
16 MPH (25 km/h) before AFS activates
the left-side headlight.
When the daytime running light system is
active, tail lights on your vehicle are not on.
It is necessary at dusk to turn on your
headlights. Failure to do so could cause an
accident injuring yourself and others.
The larger the number designated on the
switch, the lower the axis.
Adaptive Front lighting System
(AFS) (if so equipped)
When traveling with no heavy load or on a
flat road, select position 0.
The Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
will automatically adjust the headlights
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will vibrate to check the system condition.
This is not a malfunction.
SIC2645
To turn the AFS off, push the OFF side of
the AFS switch. (The AFS OFF indicator light
will illuminate.) Push the ON side of the
switch to turn the system on again.
AFS will also adjust the headlight to a
proper axis automatically, depending on
the number of occupants in the vehicle, the
load the vehicle is carrying and the road
conditions.
If the AFS OFF indicator light blinks after
the ignition switch has been pushed to the
ON position, this may indicate that the AFS
is not functioning properly. Have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
When the engine is started, the headlights
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brightness, “MIN” appears on the display
3 . However, “MIN” does not appear
*
during the nighttime.
The dot matrix liquid crystal display
returns to the normal display under the
following conditions:
.
when the instrument brightness control
switch is not operated for more than 5
seconds.
.
when the
or
switch on the
right side of the combination meter
panel is pushed.
SIC3830
Instrument brightness control
The instrument brightness control switch
can be operated when the ignition switch
is in the ON position. When the switch is
operated, the dot matrix liquid crystal
display switches to the brightness adjustment mode.
A to brighten the
Push the upper switch *
1 moves
instrument panel lights. The bar *
to the + side. When reaching the maximum
brightness, “MAX” appears on the display
2 .
*
SIC3271
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1 Turn signal
*
Move the lever up or down to signal the
turning direction. When the turn is completed, the turn signals cancel automatically.
2 Lane change signal
*
To indicate a lane change, move the lever
up or down to the point where lights begin
flashing.
B
Push the lower switch *
to dim the
1 moves
instrument panel lights. The bar *
to the − side. When reaching the minimum
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH
hazard warning flasher lights are on.
The flasher can be actuated with the
ignition switch in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
driving.
SIC3272
FOG LIGHT SWITCH
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight
position, then turn the
switch to the
switch to the
position. To turn them
off, turn the switch to the OFF position.
The headlights must be on for the fog
lights to operate.
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SIC2574
Push the switch on to warn other drivers
when you must stop or park under
emergency conditions. All turn signal lights
will flash.
WARNING
.
If stopping for an emergency, be sure to
move the vehicle well off the road.
.
Do not use the hazard warning flashers
while moving on the highway unless
unusual circumstances force you to
drive so slowly that your vehicle might
become a hazard to other traffic.
.
Turn signals do not work when the
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CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS (if so
equipped)
HORN
mately 60 seconds after turning the
switch on or selecting the desired
temperature.
4. When the vehicle’s interior is warmed
or cooled, and/or before you leave the
vehicle, be sure to turn the control
knob to the OFF position (center). The
B on the control knob
indicator light *
goes off at the OFF position.
To check the air filter for the climate
controlled seat, contact an INFINITI
dealer.
SIC3831
To sound the horn, push the center pad
area of the steering wheel.
WARNING
Do not disassemble the horn. Doing so
could affect proper operation of the supplemental front air bag system. Tampering with
the supplemental front air bag system may
result in serious personal injury.
SIC2771
The climate controlled seat warms up or
cools down the front seats by blowing
warm or cool air from the surface of the
seat. The switches located on the center
console can be operated independently of
each other.
CAUTION
.
The battery could run down if the
climate controlled seat is operated while
the engine is not running.
.
Do not use the climate controlled seat
for extended periods or when no one is
using the seat.
A
2. Turn the control knob *
to the H
1 or to the C (Cool) side
(Heat) side *
2 . The indicator light *
B
on the
*
control knob will illuminate.
.
Do not put anything on the seat which
insulates heat, such as a blanket,
cushion, seat cover, etc. Otherwise, the
seat may become overheated.
3. Adjust the desired amount of the air
A .
using the control knob *
.
Do not place anything hard or heavy on
the seat or pierce it with a pin or similar
object. This may result in damage to the
climate controlled seat.
1. Start the engine.
The climate controlled seat blower
remains on low speed for approxi-
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LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW) SWITCH
(if so equipped)
.
Any liquid spilled on the seat should be
removed immediately with a dry cloth.
.
The climate controlled seat has an air
filter. Do not operate climate controlled
seat without an air filter. This may result
in damage to the system.
.
When cleaning the seat, never use
gasoline, thinner, or any similar materials.
.
If any malfunctions are found or the
climate controlled seat does not operate, turn the switch off and have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
Pushing the LDW switch will also turn off
the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system simultaneously.
SIC3832
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
will sound a warning chime and blink the
lane departure warning light
(orange)
to alert the driver if the vehicle is traveling
close to either the left or the right of a
traveling lane with detectable lane markers.
The LDW system will automatically turn on
whenever the ignition switch is pushed to
the “ON” position, even if the LDW system
was previously turned off. To keep the LDW
system from turning on automatically each
time the ignition switch is pushed to the
“ON” position, push and hold the LDW
switch for at least 4 seconds while the LDW
ON indicator is off. This enables the
manual setting mode. In the manual
setting mode, the LDW system can be
turned on or off by briefly pushing the LDW
switch.
See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section for more details.
The LDW system activates automatically
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position. (This is the automatic setting
1 on the
mode.) The LDW ON indicator *
switch will illuminate.
To cancel the LDW system, push the LDW
switch to turn off the system. The LDW ON
1 will turn off.
indicator *
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FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW)
SWITCH (if so equipped)
SNOW MODE SWITCH
simultaneously.
SIC3832
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system will sound a warning chime and blink
the forward collision warning light
(orange) to alert the driver if the vehicle is
traveling close to a vehicle ahead.
The FCW system activates automatically
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position. (This is the automatic setting
1 on the
mode.) The FCW ON indicator *
switch will illuminate.
The FCW system will automatically turn on
whenever the ignition switch is pushed to
the “ON” position, even if the FCW system
was previously turned off. To keep the FCW
system from turning on automatically each
time the ignition switch is pushed to the
“ON” position, push and hold the FCW
switch for at least 4 seconds while the FCW
ON indicator is off. This enables the
manual setting mode. In the manual
setting mode, the FCW system can be
turned on or off by briefly pushing the
FCW switch.
See “FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section for more details.
SIC3602
For driving or starting the vehicle on snowy
roads or slippery areas, turn on the SNOW
1 on the
mode switch. The indicator light *
switch will illuminate. When the SNOW
mode is activated, engine output is controlled to avoid wheel spin.
Turn off the SNOW mode for normal
driving.
To cancel the FCW system, push the FCW
switch to turn off the system. The FCW ON
1 will turn off.
indicator *
Pushing the FCW switch will also turn off
the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
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CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL MODE
SELECT SWITCH (if so equipped)
INTELLIGENT BRAKE ASSIST (IBA) OFF
SWITCH (if so equipped)
AUTO MODE
Push the switch to the AUTO position
for a smooth ride.
A
*
SPORT MODE
B
Push the switch to the SPORT position *
when you desire a quick response all the
time.
The SPORT mode indicator light will illuminate.
SIC3848
The Continuous Damping Control optimizes
the damping force and helps minimize the
movement of the vehicle body. It helps
stable driving when the vehicle moves up
and down on large rolling roads or when
the vehicle body leans during cornering
with a high centrifugal force.
The damping force will automatically adjust according to the road surface and
driving conditions.
The damping force of the shock absorbers
can be adjusted to the level you desire. Set
the switch to the position you desire while
the ignition switch is ON.
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SIC3844
The vehicle should be driven with the
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system on
for most driving conditions.
The Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system
will sound a warning chime to alert the
driver when the vehicle is traveling too
close to the vehicle ahead and will apply
the brake control if necessary.
To turn off the system, push the IBA OFF
switch. The
indicator will illuminate.
The IBA system will remain in the last ON
or OFF state it was left in until it is
manually changed by pushing the IBA OFF
switch.
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF
SWITCH
DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST (DCA) SWITCH
(if so equipped)
“VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section.)
SIC1881
The vehicle should be driven with the
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system on
for most driving conditions.
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the
VDC system reduces the engine output to
reduce wheel spin. The engine speed will
be reduced even if the accelerator is
depressed to the floor. If maximum engine
power is needed to free a stuck vehicle,
turn the VDC system off.
SIC3833
The Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
brakes and moves the accelerator pedal
upward according to the distance and the
relative speed to the vehicle ahead to help
assist the driver to maintain a following
distance.
To turn on the DCA system, push the DCA
switch. The DCA system switch indicator
light illuminates on the dot matrix liquid
crystal display while the DCA system is on.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC
OFF switch. The
indicator will illuminate.
To turn off the DCA system, push the DCA
switch. The DCA system switch indicator
light will turn off.
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart
the engine to turn on the system. (See
See “DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST (DCA)
SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
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CLOCK
climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section.
section for more details.
SIC3325
If the power supply is disconnected, the
clock will not indicate the correct time.
Readjust the time.
ADJUSTING THE TIME
1. To set the clock forward, push the
1 .
button *
2. To set the clock backward, push the
2 .
button *
3. To move forward or backward faster,
push and hold the button more than 5
seconds.
For details about display clock adjustment
(if so equipped), see “HOW TO USE
SETTING BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor,
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POWER OUTLET
The power outlet is used for powering
electrical accessories such as cellular
telephones.
CAUTION
SIC3835
SIC3631
The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
.
Do not use with accessories that exceed
a 12 volt, 120W (10A) power draw. Do
not use double adapters or more than
one electrical accessory.
.
Use power outlet with the engine running to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
.
Avoid using power outlet when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster is on.
.
This power outlet is not designed for
use with a cigarette lighter unit.
.
Push the plug in as far as it will go. If
good contact is not made, the plug may
overheat or the internal temperature
fuse may blow.
.
Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
.
When not in use, be sure to close the
Rear console
Front
SIC3836
SIC3834
Center console
.
Cargo area
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STORAGE
cap. Do not allow water to contact the
outlet.
CUP HOLDERS
CAUTION
.
Avoid abrupt starting and braking when
the cup holder is being used to prevent
spilling the drink. If the liquid is hot, it
can scald you or your passenger.
.
Use only soft cups in the cup holder.
Hard objects can injure you in an
accident.
.
Do not recline the rear seatback when
you use the cup holders on the rear
armrest. Doing so may cause the beverages to spill over, and if they are hot,
they may scald the passengers.
SIC3118
Front
To open the cup holder, push the lid
1 .
*
The flap will be folded down when inserting a large container.
To close, lower the cup holder lid and push
it down lightly.
To clean the front cup holder, pull up the
2 and remove it.
inside tray *
The cup holder is not designed to store
personal effects.
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The heat may damage the glasses.
SIC3837
Rear
The cup holders for rear passengers are
located on the rear center armrest.
SIC3246
SUNGLASSES HOLDER
WARNING
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while
driving to prevent an accident.
To open the sunglasses holder, push
1 .
*
CAUTION
.
Do not use for anything other than
glasses.
.
Do not leave glasses in the sunglasses
holder while parking in direct sunlight.
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SIC3838
SIC3839
Front
GLOVE BOX
CONSOLE BOX
Front
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
sudden stop.
To open the glove box, pull the handle
1 .
*
A (front passenger’s seat
When the lever *
side) is pulled, the upper case is available
for storing some small items. When the
B (driver’s seat side) is pulled, the
lever *
bottom case is available for storing some
larger ones.
To close, push the lid in until the lock
latches.
2 /unlock *
3 the glove box, use
To lock *
the mechanical key. For the mechanical key
usage, see “KEYS” in the “3. Pre-driving
checks and adjustments” section.
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SIC3840
Rear
To open the lid, push the button
pull up the lid.
A
*
and
To close, push the lid down until the lock
latches.
SIC3663
SIC3248
CARD HOLDER
COAT HOOKS
1 and slide a card
Pull the sun visor down *
A .
in the card holder *
The coat hooks are equipped beside the
rear personal lights.
CAUTION
Do not place items which are more than 2 lb
(1 kg) on the hook.
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CAUTION
Do not apply a total load of more than 22 lb
(10 kg) to a single hook.
SIC3849
LUGGAGE HOOKS (if so equipped)
WARNING
.
Always make sure that the cargo is
properly secured. Use the suitable ropes
and hooks.
.
Unsecured cargo can become dangerous
in an accident or sudden stop.
SIC3850
CARGO NET (if so equipped)
The cargo net helps keep packages in the
cargo area from moving around while your
vehicle is driven.
To install the cargo net, attach the hooks to
the retainers.
WARNING
.
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Properly secure all cargo to help prevent
it from sliding or shifting. Do not place
cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a
sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
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.
Be sure to secure all four hooks into the
retainers. The cargo restrained in the
net must not exceed 30 lb (13.6 kg) or
the net may not stay secured.
SIC3841
CARGO COVER (if so equipped)
The cargo cover keeps the contents in the
cargo area hidden from the outside.
To use the cargo cover, unfold the flap as
illustrated.
SIC3842
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To remove the cargo cover,
.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or
collision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
.
If the cargo cover contacts the top tether
strap when it is attached to the top
tether anchor, remove the cargo cover
from the vehicle or secure it on the
cargo floor below its attachment location. If the cargo cover is not removed, it
may damage the top tether strap during
a collision. Your child could be seriously
injured or killed in a collision if the child
restraint top tether strap is damaged.
.
Do not allow cargo to contact the top
tether strap when it is attached to the
top tether anchor. Properly secure the
cargo so it does not contact the top
tether strap. Cargo that is not properly
secured or cargo that contacts the top
tether strap may damage the top tether
strap during a collision. Your child could
be seriously injured or killed in a
collision if the child restraint top tether
strap is damaged.
.
Do not leave the cargo cover in the
vehicle with the rear half of the flap
1. Return the rear seatback to the upright
position.
2. Fold the flap
1 .
*
3. Lift up the rear side of the cargo cover
2 to unlatch the rear side of the cargo
*
A from the hanger bars.
cover *
4. Then, tilt up the cargo cover and
slightly pull it toward the rear of the
3 to unhook the front side of
vehicle *
B
the cargo cover *
from the hanger
bars.
5. Incline the cargo cover above the
hanger bars towards the front of the
4 and lower the cargo cover.
vehicle *
6. Pull either side of the cargo cover and
5 .
remove the cargo cover *
When attaching the cargo cover, be sure to
return the rear seatback to the upright
position and make sure that the cargo
cover is latched securely.
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The rear cargo cover
from the lift gate.
1
*
can be removed
To remove the rear cargo cover, open the
2 with a
lift gate then remove the clips *
suitable tool.
WARNING
.
Never put anything on the cargo cover,
no matter how small. Any object on it
could cause an injury in an accident or
sudden stop.
.
Do not leave the cargo cover in the
vehicle with it disengaged from the
holder.
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driver’s door pillar). For more information
regarding GVWR and GAWR, see “VEHICLE
LOADING INFORMATION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.
folded up while driving. You may not be
able to see out the rear window, which
may cause an accident.
.
Do not use the cargo cover if the rear
seats are folded down.
WARNING
.
Drive extra carefully when the vehicle is
loaded at or near the cargo carrying
capacity, especially if the significant
portion of that load is carried on the
roof rack.
.
Heavy loading of the roof rack has the
potential to affect the vehicle stability
and handling during sudden or unusual
handling maneuvers.
.
Roof rack load should be evenly distributed.
.
Do not exceed maximum roof rack load
weight capacity.
.
Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. In a sudden stop or collision,
unsecured cargo could cause personal
injury.
SIC3845
ROOF RACK (if so equipped)
Always distribute the luggage evenly on
the roof rack. Do not load more than 99 lb
(45 kg) on the roof rails. Observe the
maximum load limit shown on the crossbars or roof carriers when you attach them
on the roof rails. Contact an INFINITI dealer
for crossbar or other equipment information.
Be careful that your vehicle does not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) or its Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR front and rear). The GVWR and
GAWR are located on the F.M.V.S.S. or C.V.
M.S.S. certification label (located on the
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WINDOWS
CAUTION
Use care when placing or removing items
from the roof rack. If you cannot comfortably
lift the items onto the roof rack from the
ground, use a ladder or stool.
POWER WINDOWS
WARNING
.
Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while
it is in motion and before closing the
windows. Use the window lock switch to
prevent unexpected use of the power
windows.
.
Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly
activate switches or controls and become trapped in the window. Unattended children could become involved
in serious accidents.
The power windows operate when the
ignition switch is in the ON position or for
about 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is pushed to the OFF position. If the
driver’s or front passenger’s door is
opened during this period of about 45
seconds, power to the windows is canceled.
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SIC3640
Main power window switch (driver’s
side)
1. Driver side window
2. Front passenger side window
3. Rear left passenger side window
4. Rear right passenger side window
5. Window lock button
To open or close the window, push down
A or pull up *
B the switch and hold it.
*
The main switch (driver side switches) will
open or close all the windows.
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Locking passengers’ windows
C is pushed in, only
When the lock button *
the driver side window can be opened or
closed. Push it in again to cancel.
SIC3641
SIC3285
Passenger side power window
switch
Automatic operation (for front door
windows or all door windows)
The passenger side switch will open or
close only the corresponding window. To
open or close the window, push down or
pull up the switch and hold it.
To fully open or close the window, completely push down or pull up the switch
and release it; it need not be held. The
window will automatically open or close all
the way. To stop the window, just push or
lift the switch in the opposite direction.
A light push or pull on the switch will cause
the window to open or close until the
switch is released.
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MOONROOF (if so equipped)
Auto reverse function
WARNING
There are some small distances immediately
before the closed position which cannot be
detected. Make sure that all passengers
have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle
before closing the window.
If the control unit detects something
caught in the window as it is closing, the
window will be immediately lowered.
The auto reverse function can be activated
when the window is closed by automatic
operation when the ignition switch is in the
ON position or for 45 seconds after the
ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position.
Depending on the environment or driving
conditions, the auto reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the window
occurs.
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If the windows do not close automatically
WARNING
If the power window automatic function
(closing only) does not operate properly,
perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system.
.
In an accident you could be thrown from
the vehicle through an open moonroof.
Always use seat belts and child restraints.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position.
.
Do not allow anyone to stand up or
extend any portion of their body out of
the moonroof opening while the vehicle
is in motion or while the moonroof is
closing.
2. Close the door.
3. Open the window more than halfway by
operating the power window switch.
4. Pull the power window switch and hold
it to close the window, and then hold
the switch more than 3 seconds after
the window is closed completely.
5. Release the power window switch.
Operate the window by the automatic
function to confirm the initialization is
complete.
6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for
other windows.
If the power window automatic function
does not operate properly after performing
the procedure above, have your vehicle
checked by an INFINITI dealer.
CAUTION
.
Remove water drops, snow, ice or sand
from the moonroof before opening.
.
Do not place any heavy object on the
moonroof or surrounding area.
AUTOMATIC MOONROOF
The moonroof only operates when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
The automatic moonroof is operational for
about 45 seconds, even if the ignition
switch is pushed to the OFF position. If the
driver’s door or the passenger’s door is
opened during this period of about 45
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seconds, power to the moonroof is canceled.
be held. The roof will automatically open or
close all the way. To stop the roof, push the
switch once more while it is opening or
closing.
Auto reverse function
WARNING
There are some small distances immediately
before the closed position which cannot be
detected. Make sure that all passengers
have their hands, etc., inside the vehicle
before closing the moonroof.
SIC3243
Sunshade
The sunshade will open automatically
when the moonroof is opened. However,
it must be closed manually.
Tilting the moonroof
To tilt up, first close the moonroof, then
1
push the UP *
side of the moonroof
switch and release it; it need not be held.
To tilt down the moonroof, push the DOWN
2 side.
*
Sliding the moonroof
To fully open or close the moonroof, push
2
1
the OPEN *
or CLOSE *
side of the
moonroof switch and release it; it need not
If the control unit detects something
caught in the moonroof when it is closing,
the moonroof will be immediately opened.
The auto reverse function can be activated
when the moonroof is closed by automatic
operation when the ignition switch is in the
ON position or for about 45 seconds after
the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position.
If the moonroof cannot be closed automatically when the auto reverse function
activates due to a malfunction, push and
1 side of the moonroof
hold the CLOSE *
switch.
Depending on the environment or driving
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WELCOME LIGHT
A
the puddle light *
and the passenger
cabin illumination will illuminate when you
approach the vehicle with the Intelligent
Key (within approximately 3.3 feet (1 m) of
the antenna built inside the door handles)
and the following conditions are met.
conditions, the auto reverse function may
be activated if an impact or load similar to
something being caught in the moonroof
occurs.
If the moonroof does not operate
If the moonroof does not operate properly,
perform the following procedure to initialize the moonroof operation system.
1. If the moonroof is open, close it fully by
1 side
repeatedly pushing the CLOSE *
of the moonroof switch.
1 side of
2. Push and hold the CLOSE *
the moonroof switch to tilt the moonroof up.
3. Release the moonroof switch after the
moonroof moves slightly up and down.
2 side of the
4. Push and hold the OPEN *
moonroof switch to fully tilt the moonroof down.
SIC3642
To activate or deactivate the welcome light
function, perform the following procedure.
Note that the function is set to disabled as
the factory default setting.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position.
5. Check if the moonroof switch operates
normally.
2. Open the driver’s side door.
If the moonroof does not operate properly
after performing the procedure above, have
your vehicle checked by an INFINITI dealer.
3. Push the door open request switch on
the driver’s side door handle for more
than 5 seconds with the driver’s door
open.
.
All doors are closed and locked.
.
The ignition switch is in the LOCK or
OFF position.
.
The Intelligent Key is outside the
vehicle.
.
The puddle light operates within a set
duration.
The welcome light function will be deactivated automatically if it does not operate
within a set duration to prevent battery
discharge. Note that the duration is set to
14 days as the factory default setting. An
INFINITI dealer can customize the set
duration from 1 to 14 days. Contact an
INFINITI dealer for details.
4. A chime sounds when the setting is
completed.
Once the welcome light function is active,
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INTERIOR LIGHTS
SIC3250
SIC3249
SIC3251
MAP LIGHTS
PERSONAL LIGHTS
INTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
Push the button as illustrated to turn the
light on or off.
Rear
The interior light control switch has three
positions: ON, DOOR and OFF.
Push the button as illustrated to turn the
light on or off.
ON position
1
When the switch is in the ON position *
the map lights and rear personal lights will
illuminate.
DOOR position
When the switch is in the DOOR position
2 , the map lights and rear personal lights
*
will illuminate under the following conditions:
.
ignition switch is switched to the LOCK
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VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS
position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
doors are unlocked by pushing the
UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key
or door handle request switch with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
any door is opened and then closed
with the ignition switch in the LOCK
position
— remain on for about 15 seconds.
.
any door is opened with the ignition
switch in the ACC or ON position
— remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights
go off.
The lights will also turn off after 30
minutes when the lights remain illuminated after the ignition switch has been
pushed to the OFF or LOCK position to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
illuminate under the following condition:
.
any door is opened with the ignition
switch in any position
— remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights
go off.
OFF position
3 ,
When the switch is in the OFF position *
the lights will not illuminate, regardless of
the condition.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time with
the engine stopped. This could result in a
discharged battery.
SIC3869
The light on the vanity mirror will turn on
when the cover on the vanity mirror is
opened.
When the cover is closed, the light will turn
off.
The lights will also turn off after 30
minutes when the lights remain illuminated to prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
When the auto interior illumination is set
to the OFF position (see “VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS” in the “4. Monitor,
climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section), the lights will
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CARGO LIGHT
HomeLink® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver provides
a convenient way to consolidate the functions of up to three individual hand-held
transmitters into one built-in device.
required by federal safety standards.
(These standards became effective for
opener models manufactured after April
1, 1982.) A garage door opener which
cannot detect an object in the path of a
closing garage door and then automatically stop and reverse, does not meet
current federal safety standards. Using
a garage door opener without these
features increases the risk of serious
injury or death.
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver:
.
Will operate most Radio Frequency (RF)
devices such as garage doors, gates,
home and office lighting, entry door
locks and security systems.
.
Is powered by your vehicle’s battery.
No separate batteries are required. If
the vehicle’s battery is discharged or is
disconnected, HomeLink® will retain all
programming.
SIC2925
When the switch is in the DOOR position
A , the light illuminates while the lift gate
*
is opened. When the lift gate is closed, the
light will turn off.
When the switch is in the OFF position
the light will turn off.
B ,
*
The light will turn off after 30 minutes
when the lights remain illuminated to
prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
Once HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is
programmed, retain the original transmitter for future programming procedures
(Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon
sale of the vehicle, the programmed
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver buttons
should be erased for security purposes.
For additional information, see “PROGRAMMING HomeLink®” later in this section.
WARNING
.
Do not use HomeLink® Universal Transceiver with any garage door opener that
lacks safety stop and reverse features as
.
During programming procedure, your
garage door or security gate may open
or close. Make sure that people and
objects are clear of the garage door,
gate, etc. that you are programming.
.
Your vehicle’s engine should be turned
off while programming HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.
PROGRAMMING HomeLink®
To program your HomeLink® Transceiver to
operate a garage door, gate, or entry door
opener, home or office lighting, you need
to be at the same location as the device.
Note: Garage door openers (manufactured
after 1996) have “rolling code protection”.
To program a garage door opener equipped
with “rolling code protection”; you will
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need to use a ladder to get up to the
garage door opener motor to be able to
access the “smart or learn” program
button.
SIC3182
1. To begin, push and hold the 2 outer
HomeLink® buttons (to clear the memA blinks
ory) until the indicator light *
(after 20 seconds). Release both buttons.
2. Position the end of the hand-held
transmitter 1-3 inches away from the
HomeLink® surface.
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3. Using both hands, simultaneously push
and hold both the HomeLink® button
you want to program and the hand-held
transmitter button.
DO NOT release the buttons until step 4
has been completed.
4. Hold down both buttons until the
indicator light on HomeLink® flashes,
changing from a “slow blink” to a
“rapid blink”. This could take up to 90
seconds. When the indicator light
blinks rapidly, both buttons may be
released. The rapidly flashing light
indicates successful programming. To
activate the garage door or other
programmed device, push and hold
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the programmed HomeLink® button releasing when the device begins to
activate.
5. If the indicator light on HomeLink ®
blinks rapidly for two seconds and then
turns solid, HomeLink® has picked up a
“rolling code” garage door opener
signal. You will need to proceed with
the next steps to train HomeLink®,
completing the programming may require a ladder and another person for
convenience.
6. Push and release the program button
located on the garage door opener’s
motor to activate the “training mode”.
This button is usually located near the
antenna wire that hangs down from the
motor. If the wire originates from under
a light lens, you will need to remove the
lens to access the training button.
NOTE:
Once you have pushed and released
the training button on the garage door
opener’s motor and the “training light”
is lit, you have 30 seconds in which to
perform step 7. For convenience, use
the help of a second person to assist
when performing this step.
7. Quickly (within 30 seconds of pushing
and releasing the garage door opener
training button) and firmly push and
release the HomeLink® button you’ve
just programmed. Push and release the
HomeLink® button up to three times to
complete the training.
®
8. Your HomeLink button should now be
programmed. To program the remaining
HomeLink® buttons for additional door
or gate openers, follow steps 2 through
8 only.
NOTE:
Do not repeat step 1 unless you want to
“clear” all previously programmed
HomeLink® buttons.
If you have any questions or are having
difficulty programming your HomeLink®
buttons, please refer to the HomeLink®
web site at: www.homelink.com or call 1800-355-3515.
PROGRAMMING HomeLink® FOR
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required
hand-held transmitters to stop transmitting
after 2 seconds. To program your handheld transmitter to HomeLink®, continue to
push and hold the HomeLink® button (note
steps 2 through 4 under “Programming
HomeLink®”) while you push and re-push
(“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter every
2 seconds until the indicator light flashes
rapidly (indicating successful programming).
NOTE:
If programming a garage door opener, etc.,
it is advised to unplug the device during
the “cycling” process to prevent possible
damage to the garage door opener components.
OPERATING THE HomeLink® UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (once
programmed) may now be used to activate
the garage door, etc. To operate, simply
push the appropriate programmed
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button.
The red indicator light will illuminate while
the signal is being transmitted.
PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-DIAGNOSIS
If HomeLink® does not quickly learn the
hand-held transmitter information:
.
replace the hand-held transmitter batteries with new batteries.
.
position the hand-held transmitter with
its battery area facing away from the
HomeLink® surface.
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.
push and hold both the HomeLink® and
hand-held transmitter buttons without
interruption.
1. Push and hold the desired HomeLink®
button. Do not release the button until
step 4 has been completed.
.
position the hand-held transmitter 2 to
5 in (50 to 127 mm) away from the
HomeLink® surface. Hold the transmitter in that position for up to 15
seconds. If HomeLink ® is not programmed within that time, try holding
the transmitter in another position keeping the indicator light in view at all
times.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash
slowly (after 20 seconds), position the
hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in (50 to
127 mm) away from the HomeLink®
surface.
If you continue to have programming
difficulties, please contact the INFINITI
Consumer Affairs Department. The phone
numbers are located in the Foreword of
this Owner’s Manual.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED INFORMATION
Individual buttons cannot be cleared,
however to clear all programming, push
and hold the two outside buttons and
release when the indicator light begins to
flash (in approximately 20 seconds).
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
HomeLink® BUTTON
To reprogram a HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button, complete the following.
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3. Push and hold the hand-held transmitter button.
4. The HomeLink® indicator light will flash,
first slowly and then rapidly. When the
indicator light begins to flash rapidly,
release both buttons.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver button has now been reprogrammed. The new
device can be activated by pushing the
HomeLink ® button that was just programmed. This procedure will not affect
any other programmed HomeLink® buttons.
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
When your vehicle is recovered, you will
need to reprogram the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver with your new transmitter
information.
FCC Notice:
This device complies with FCC rules part
15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference and (2) This
device must accept any interference that
may be received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
The transmitter has been tested and
complies with FCC and DOC/MDC rules.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the device.
DOC: ISTC 1763K1313
FCC I.D.: CB2V67690
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change
the codes of any non-rolling code device
that has been programmed into
HomeLink®. Consult the Owner’s Manual
of each device or call the manufacturer or
dealer of those devices for additional
information.
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3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys ............................................................... 3-2
Intelligent Key ............................................. 3-2
Valet hand-off ............................................. 3-3
Doors ............................................................. 3-4
Locking with mechanical key ........................ 3-4
Opening and closing windows with the
mechanical key............................................ 3-4
Locking with inside lock knob....................... 3-5
Locking with power door lock switch ............. 3-5
Vehicle speed sensing door lock
mechanism ................................................. 3-5
Automatic door unlock mechanism ................ 3-6
Child safety rear door lock ........................... 3-6
Intelligent Key system ...................................... 3-6
Intelligent Key operating range ..................... 3-8
Door locks/unlocks precaution...................... 3-9
Intelligent Key operation .............................. 3-9
Battery saver system.................................. 3-11
Warning signals......................................... 3-11
Troubleshooting guide................................ 3-12
Remote keyless entry system.......................... 3-13
How to use remote keyless entry system ..... 3-13
Hood ............................................................ 3-16
Lift gate ........................................................ 3-16
Lift gate release lever................................. 3-17
Auto closure.............................................. 3-17
Fuel-filler door............................................... 3-18
Opening the fuel-filler door ........................ 3-18
Fuel-filler cap ............................................ 3-18
Tilting telescopic steering column ................... 3-19
Manual operation (if so equipped) .............. 3-20
Electric operation (if so equipped)............... 3-20
Sun visors .................................................... 3-21
Mirrors ......................................................... 3-21
Inside mirror ............................................. 3-21
Outside mirrors ......................................... 3-23
Vanity mirror ............................................. 3-24
Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped) ...... 3-24
Entry/exit function ..................................... 3-24
Seat synchronization function ..................... 3-25
Memory storage ........................................ 3-26
System operation ...................................... 3-27
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KEYS
A key number plate is supplied with your
keys. Record the key number and keep it in
a safe place (such as your wallet), not in
the vehicle. If you lose your keys, see an
INFINITI dealer for duplicates by using the
key number. INFINITI does not record any
key numbers so it is very important to keep
track of your key number plate.
vehicle. Since the registration process
requires erasing all memory in the Intelligent Key components when registering
new keys, be sure to take all Intelligent
Keys that you have to the INFINITI dealer.
CAUTION
.
A key number is only necessary when you
have lost all keys and do not have one to
duplicate from. If you still have a key, this
key can be duplicated by an INFINITI
dealer.
SPA2406
1. Intelligent Key (2)
2. Mechanical key (inside Intelligent Key)
(2)
3. Key number plate (1)
INTELLIGENT KEY
Your vehicle can only be driven with the
Intelligent Keys which are registered to
your vehicle’s Intelligent Key system components and INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer
System components. As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered and used with
one vehicle. The new keys must be
registered by an INFINITI dealer prior to
use with the Intelligent Key system and
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System of your
Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when driving. The Intelligent Key is
a precision device with a built-in transmitter. To avoid damaging it, please
note the following.
— The Intelligent Key is water resistant;
however, wetting may damage the
Intelligent Key. If the Intelligent Key
gets wet, immediately wipe until it is
completely dry.
— Do not bend, drop or strike it against
another object.
— Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in a place where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
— Do not change or modify the Intelligent Key.
— Do not use a magnet key holder.
— Do not place the Intelligent Key near
an electric appliance such as a television set or personal computer.
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.
— Do not allow the Intelligent Key to
come into contact with water or salt
water, and do not wash it in a
washing machine. This could affect
the system function.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen,
INFINITI recommends erasing the ID
code of that Intelligent Key. This will
prevent the Intelligent Key from unauthorized use to unlock the vehicle.
For information regarding the erasing
procedure, please contact an INFINITI
dealer.
CAUTION
Always carry the mechanical key installed in
the Intelligent Key.
VALET HAND-OFF
When you have to leave a key with a valet,
give them the Intelligent Key itself and
keep the mechanical key with you to
protect your belongings.
SPA2033
Mechanical key
To remove the mechanical key, release the
lock knob at the back of the Intelligent Key.
To install the mechanical key, firmly insert
it into the Intelligent Key until the lock
knob returns to the lock position.
Use the mechanical key to lock or unlock
the doors and the glove box.
See “DOORS” later in this section, “STORAGE” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
To prevent the glove box from being
opened during valet hand-off, follow the
procedures below.
1. Remove the mechanical key from the
Intelligent Key.
2. Lock the glove box with the mechanical
key.
3. Hand the Intelligent Key to the valet,
keeping the mechanical key in your
pocket or bag for insertion into the
Intelligent Key when you retrieve your
vehicle.
See “STORAGE” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
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DOORS
mode that allows you to open all the
doors when the key is turned once.
(See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio,
phone and voice recognition systems”
section.)
WARNING
.
Always have the doors locked while
driving. Along with the use of seat belts,
this provides greater safety in the event
of an accident by helping to prevent
persons from being thrown from the
vehicle. This also helps keep children
and others from unintentionally opening
the doors, and will help keep out
intruders.
.
Before opening any door, always look
for and avoid oncoming traffic.
.
Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly
activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved
in serious accidents.
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OPENING AND CLOSING WINDOWS
WITH THE MECHANICAL KEY
The driver’s door key operation also allows
you to open and close all door windows.
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LOCKING WITH MECHANICAL KEY
The power door lock system allows you to
lock or unlock all doors simultaneously
using the mechanical key.
.
Turning the driver’s door key cylinder to
1 will lock all
the front of the vehicle *
doors.
.
Turning the driver’s door key cylinder
2 will
once to the rear of the vehicle *
unlock the driver’s door. After returning
3 ,
the key to the neutral position *
turning it to the rear again within 60
seconds will unlock all doors.
.
You can switch the lock system to the
To open the windows, turn the driver’s door
key cylinder to the rear of the vehicle for
longer than 1 second. The door is unlocked
and the window keeps opening while
turning the key.
This function can also be performed by
pushing and holding the door UNLOCK
button of the Intelligent Key. (See “REMOTE
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM” later in this
section.)
To close the windows, turn the driver’s
door key cylinder to the front of the vehicle
for longer than 1 second. The door is
locked and the window keeps closing while
turning the key.
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To unlock the doors including the fuel-filler
door, push the power door lock switch to
2 .
the unlock position *
Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver or
front passenger) is moved to the lock
position with the Intelligent Key in the port
and any door open, all doors will lock and
unlock automatically. With the Intelligent
Key left in the vehicle (not in the Intelligent
Key port) and any door open, all doors will
unlock automatically and a chime will
sound after the door is closed.
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SPA2300
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOB
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR LOCK
SWITCH
To lock the door individually, move the
1 .
inside lock knob to the lock position *
To unlock, move the inside lock knob to the
2 .
unlock position *
Be sure not to leave the Intelligent Key
inside the vehicle.
Operating the power door lock switch will
lock or unlock all the doors. The switches
are located on the driver’s and front
passenger’s door armrests.
To lock the doors, push the power door
1 .
lock switch to the lock position *
Be sure not to leave the Intelligent Key
inside the vehicle.
These functions help to prevent the Intelligent Key from being accidentally
locked inside the vehicle.
VEHICLE SPEED SENSING DOOR
LOCK MECHANISM
All doors will be locked automatically when
the vehicle speed reaches 15 MPH (24
km/h).
To activate or deactivate the vehicle speed
sensing door lock mechanism, perform the
following procedure.
1. Close all doors.
2. Push the ignition switch to the “ON”
position.
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INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM
3. Within 20 seconds, push and hold the
power door lock switch to the “LOCK”
position for more than 5 seconds.
WARNING
4. When activated, the hazard indicator
will flash twice. When deactivated, the
hazard indicator will flash once.
.
Radio waves could adversely affect
electric medical equipment. Those who
use a pacemaker should contact the
electric medical equipment manufacturer for the possible influences before
use.
.
The Intelligent Key transmits radio
waves when the buttons are pushed.
The FAA advises that the radio waves
may affect aircraft navigation and communication systems. Do not operate the
Intelligent Key while on an airplane.
Make sure the buttons are not operated
unintentionally when the unit is stored
during a flight.
AUTOMATIC DOOR UNLOCK MECHANISM
All doors will be unlocked automatically
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
OFF position.
To activate or deactivate the automatic
door unlock mechanism, perform the following procedure.
1. Close all doors.
2. Push the ignition switch to the “ON”
position.
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CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
Child safety rear door locks help prevent
doors from being opened accidentally,
especially when small children are in the
vehicle.
3. Within 20 seconds, push and hold the
power door lock switch to the “UNLOCK” position for more than 5 seconds.
When the levers are in the lock position
1 , the rear doors can be opened only
*
from the outside.
4. When activated, the hazard indicator
will flash twice. When deactivated, the
hazard indicator will flash once.
To disengage, move the levers to the
2 .
unlock position *
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The Intelligent Key system can operate all
the door locks using the remote controller
function or pushing the request switch on
the vehicle without taking the key out from
a pocket or purse. The operating environment and/or conditions may affect the
Intelligent Key system operation.
Be sure to read the following before using
the Intelligent Key system.
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CAUTION
.
Be sure to carry the Intelligent Key with
you when operating the vehicle.
.
Never leave the Intelligent Key in the
vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
The Intelligent Key is always communicating with the vehicle as it receives radio
waves. The Intelligent Key system transmits weak radio waves. Environmental
conditions may interfere with the operation
of the Intelligent Key system under the
following operating conditions.
.
.
When operating near a location where
strong radio waves are transmitted,
such as a TV tower, power station and
broadcasting station.
When in possession of wireless equipment, such as a cellular telephone,
transceiver, and CB radio.
.
When the Intelligent Key is in contact
with or covered by metallic materials.
.
When any type of radio wave remote
control is used nearby.
.
When the Intelligent Key is placed near
an electric appliance such as a personal computer.
.
When the vehicle is parked near a
parking meter.
In such cases, correct the operating conditions before using the Intelligent Key
function or use the mechanical key.
Although the life of the battery varies
depending on the operating conditions,
the battery’s life is approximately 2 years.
If the battery is discharged, replace it with
a new one.
Since the Intelligent Key is continuously
receiving radio waves, if the key is left near
equipment which transmits strong radio
waves, such as signals from a TV and
personal computer, the battery life may
become shorter.
For information regarding replacement of a
battery, see “INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY
REPLACEMENT” in the “8. Maintenance
and do-it-yourself” section.
Because the steering wheel is locked
electrically, unlocking the steering wheel
with the ignition switch in the LOCK
position is impossible when the vehicle
battery is completely discharged. Pay
special attention that the vehicle battery
is not completely discharged.
information about the purchase and use of
additional Intelligent Keys, contact an
INFINITI dealer.
CAUTION
.
Do not allow the Intelligent Key, which
contains electrical components, to come
into contact with water or salt water.
This could affect the system function.
.
Do not drop the Intelligent Key.
.
Do not strike the Intelligent Key sharply
against another object.
.
Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
.
Wetting may damage the Intelligent
Key. If the Intelligent Key gets wet,
immediately wipe until it is completely
dry.
.
Do not place the Intelligent Key for an
extended period in an area where
temperatures exceed 1408F (608C).
.
Do not attach the Intelligent Key with a
key holder that contains a magnet.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be
registered and used with one vehicle. For
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.
Do not place the Intelligent Key near
equipment that produces a magnetic
field, such as a TV, audio equipment and
personal computers.
If an Intelligent Key is lost or stolen,
INFINITI recommends erasing the ID code
of that Intelligent Key from the vehicle. This
may prevent the unauthorized use of the
Intelligent Key to operate the vehicle. For
information regarding the erasing procedure, contact an INFINITI dealer.
SPA2074
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATING
RANGE
The Intelligent Key functions can only be
used when the Intelligent Key is within the
specified operating range from the request
1 .
switch *
When the Intelligent Key battery is discharged or strong radio waves are present
near the operating location, the Intelligent
Key system’s operating range becomes
narrower, and the Intelligent Key may not
function properly.
If the Intelligent Key is too close to the door
glass, handle or rear bumper the request
switches may not function.
When the Intelligent Key is within the
operating range, it is possible for anyone
who does not carry the Intelligent Key to
push the request switch to lock/unlock the
doors.
The operating range is within 31.50 in (80
1 .
cm) from each request switch *
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lock the doors.
.
Do not pull the door handle before
pushing the door handle request
switch. The door will be unlocked but
will not open. Release the door handle
once and pull it again to open the door.
.
The Intelligent Key system (opening/
closing doors with the door handle
request switch) can be set to remain
inactive. (See “VEHICLE INFORMATION
AND SETTINGS” in the “4. Monitor,
climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section.)
SPA2326
DOOR LOCKS/UNLOCKS PRECAUTION
.
Do not push the door handle request
switch with the Intelligent Key held in
your hand as illustrated. The close
distance to the door handle will cause
the Intelligent Key system to have
difficulty recognizing that the Intelligent Key is outside the vehicle.
.
After locking with the door handle
request switch, verify the doors are
securely locked by testing them.
.
To prevent the Intelligent Key from
being left inside the vehicle, make sure
you carry the key with you and then
SPA2408
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION
You can lock or unlock the doors without
taking the key out from your pocket or bag.
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Black plate (148,1)
When you carry the Intelligent Key with
you, you can lock or unlock all doors by
pushing the door handle request switch
A or the lift
(driver’s or front passenger’s) *
B within the range of
gate request switch *
operation.
When you lock or unlock the doors or the
lift gate, the hazard indicator will flash and
the horn (or the outside chime) will sound
as a confirmation. For details, see “Setting
hazard indicator and horn mode” later in
this section.
Locking doors and fuel-filler door
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1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position, push the ignition switch to the
OFF position and make sure you carry
the Intelligent Key with you.*1
2. Close all the doors.*2
3. Push the door handle request switch
A or the
(driver’s or front passenger’s) *
B
lift gate request switch *
while
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.*3
4. All the doors and fuel-filler door will
lock.
5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and
the outside chime sounds twice.
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*1: Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key
while the ignition switch is in the ACC
or ON position.
*2: Doors will not lock with the Intelligent
Key while any door is open.
*3: Doors will not lock by pushing the door
handle request switch with the Intelligent Key inside the vehicle.
However, when an Intelligent Key is
inside the vehicle, doors can be locked
with another registered Intelligent Key.
Unlocking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Push the door handle request switch
A or the
(driver’s or front passenger’s) *
B once while
lift gate request switch *
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
When you approach the vehicle with
the Intelligent Key, the puddle light and
the passenger cabin illumination will
illuminate and stay on for a short
period of time. (See “WELCOME LIGHT”
in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.)
2. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once. The corresponding door will unlock.
The fuel-filler door will also unlock
when the driver’s door handle request
switch is pushed.
3. Push the door handle request switch
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again within 60 seconds.
4. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once again. All
the doors will unlock.
The fuel-filler door will also unlock
when the front passenger’s door handle or lift gate request switch is
pushed.
The lift gate can be unlocked and opened
by pushing the lift gate opener switch. See
“LIFT GATE” later in this section.
All doors will be locked automatically
unless one of the following operations is
performed within 1 minute after pushing
the request switch while the doors are
locked. If during this 1-minute time period,
the request switch is pushed, all doors will
be locked automatically after another 1
minute.
.
Opening any door
.
Pushing the ignition switch
position, and
.
All doors are closed, and
.
The selector lever is in the P (Park)
position.
WARNING SIGNALS
To help prevent the vehicle from moving
unexpectedly by erroneous operation of
the Intelligent Key listed on the following
chart or to help prevent the vehicle from
being stolen, chime or beep sounds inside
and outside the vehicle and a warning
displays in the dot matrix liquid crystal
display.
When a chime or beep sounds or the
warning displays, be sure to check the
vehicle and Intelligent Key.
See “TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE” later in
this section and “DOT MATRIX LIQUID
CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.
BATTERY SAVER SYSTEM
When all the following conditions are met
for 60 minutes, the battery saver system
will cut off the power supply to prevent
battery discharge.
.
The ignition switch is in the ACC
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom
When pushing the ignition
switch to stop the engine
When opening the driver’s
door to get out of the
vehicle
The SHIFT P warning appears on the display
and the inside warning chime sounds continuously.
The inside warning chime sounds continuously.
Possible cause
Action to take
The selector lever is not in the P Shift the selector lever to the P
(Park) position.
(Park) position.
The ignition switch is in the ACC
position.
Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
The Intelligent Key is in the
Intelligent Key port.
Remove the Intelligent Key from the
Intelligent Key port.
The NO KEY warning appears on the display,
The ignition switch is in the ACC
the outside chime sounds 3 times and the
inside warning chime sounds for approximately or ON position.
When closing the door after 3 seconds.
getting out of the vehicle
The ignition switch is in the ACC
or OFF position and the selector
The SHIFT P warning appears on the display
lever is not in the P (Park)
and the outside chime sounds continuously.
position.
Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
Move the selector lever to the P
(Park) position and push the ignition
switch to the OFF position.
When closing the door with
The outside chime sounds for approximately 3 The Intelligent Key is inside the
the inside lock knob turned
seconds and all the doors unlock.
vehicle.
to LOCK
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
The Intelligent Key is inside the
vehicle.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
When pushing the door
handle request switch to
lock the door
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The outside chime sounds for approximately 2
A door is not closed securely.
Close the door securely.
seconds.
The door handle request switch is Push the door handle request switch
pushed before the door is closed. after the door is closed.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, fuelfiller door, activate the panic alarm and
open the windows by pushing the buttons
on the Intelligent Key from outside the
vehicle.
from the door.
Before locking the doors, make sure the
Intelligent Key is not left in the vehicle.
The LOCK/UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key can operate at a distance of
approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the
vehicle. (The effective distance depends
upon the conditions around the vehicle.)
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be used
with one vehicle. For information concerning the purchase and use of additional
Intelligent Keys, contact an INFINITI dealer.
The lock and unlock buttons on the
Intelligent Key will not operate when:
.
the distance between the Intelligent
Key and the vehicle is over 33 ft (10 m).
.
the Intelligent Key battery runs down.
After locking with the remote keyless entry
function, pull the door handle to make sure
the doors are securely locked.
The LOCK/UNLOCK operating range varies
depending on the environment. To securely
operate the lock and unlock buttons,
approach the vehicle to about 3 ft (1 m)
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HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS
ENTRY SYSTEM
When you lock or unlock the doors or the
lift gate, the hazard indicator will flash and
the horn (or the outside chime) will sound
as a confirmation. For details, see “Setting
hazard indicator and horn mode” later in
this section.
Locking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position, push the ignition switch to the
OFF position and make sure you carry
the Intelligent Key with you.*1
2. Close all the doors and the lift gate.*2
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3. Push the LOCK
Intelligent Key.
button
1
*
on the
4. All the doors, the lift gate and fuel-filler
door will lock.
5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and
the horn chirps once.
performed within 1 minute after pushing
the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key
while the doors are locked. If during this 1minute time period, the UNLOCK button on
the Intelligent Key is pushed, all doors will
be locked automatically after another 1
minute.
*1: Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key
while the ignition switch is in the ACC
or ON position.
.
Opening any door
.
Pushing the ignition switch
*2: Doors will not lock with the Intelligent
Key while any door is open.
Opening windows
Unlocking doors and fuel-filler door
1. Push the UNLOCK
button
the Intelligent Key once.
2
*
on
2. The hazard indicator flashes once. The
driver’s door and fuel-filler door will
unlock.
The puddle light and the passenger
cabin illumination will illuminate and
stay on for a short period of time.
3. Push the UNLOCK
button on the
Intelligent Key again within 60 seconds.
To open the windows, push the door
UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key
for about 3 seconds after the door is
unlocked.
To stop opening, release the UNLOCK
button.
Window cannot be closed using the Intelligent Key.
The door windows can be opened or closed
by turning the mechanical key in a door
lock. (See “DOORS” earlier in this section.)
Using panic alarm
4. The hazard indicator flashes once
again. All the doors will unlock.
If you are near your vehicle and feel
threatened, you may activate the alarm to
call attention as follows:
All doors will be locked automatically
unless one of the following operations is
3 on the
button *
1. Push the PANIC
Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.
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2. The theft warning alarm and headlights
will stay on for 25 seconds.
3. The panic alarm stops when:
.
It has run for 25 seconds, or
.
Any of the buttons on the Intelligent
Key are pushed. (Note: Panic button
should be pushed for more than 1
second.)
Setting hazard indicator and horn
mode
This vehicle is set in hazard indicator and
horn mode when you first receive the
vehicle.
In hazard indicator and horn mode, when
1 is pushed, the
the LOCK
button *
hazard indicator flashes twice and the horn
chirps once. When the UNLOCK
button
2 is pushed, the hazard indicator flashes
*
once.
If horns are not necessary, the system can
be switched to the hazard indicator mode.
In hazard indicator mode, when the LOCK
button is pushed, the hazard indicator
flashes twice. When the UNLOCK
button is pushed, neither the hazard
indicator nor the horn operates.
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Hazard indicator and horn mode:
Switching procedure:
DOOR LOCK
Intelligent Key system
(Using door handle request switch)
Remote keyless entry system
(Using
or
button)
DOOR UNLOCK
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME - twice
HAZARD - once
OUTSIDE CHIME - once
HAZARD - twice
HORN - once
HAZARD - once
HORN - none
Hazard indicator mode:
DOOR LOCK
Intelligent Key system
(Using door handle request switch)
Remote keyless entry system
(Using
or
button)
DOOR UNLOCK
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME - twice
HAZARD - none
OUTSIDE CHIME - once
HAZARD - twice
HAZARD - none
1 and UNLOCK
2
Push the LOCK
*
*
buttons on the Intelligent Key simultaneously for more than 2 seconds to switch
the mode from one to the other.
When pushing the buttons to set the
hazard indicator mode, the hazard indicator flashes 3 times.
When pushing the buttons to set the
hazard indicator and horn mode, the
hazard indicator flashes once and the horn
chirps once.
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HOOD
LIFT GATE
WARNING
.
Always be sure the lift gate has been
closed securely to prevent it from opening while driving.
.
Do not drive with the lift gate open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases to
be drawn into the vehicle. See “PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND DRIVING” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section for exhaust gas.
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1
1. Pull the hood lock release handle *
located below the instrument panel;
the hood will then spring up slightly.
2 up at the front of the
2. Pull the lever *
hood with your fingertips and raise the
hood.
3. When closing the hood, slowly close
the hood down to latch both the right
and left locks. Push the hood down to
lock the hood securely into place.
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WARNING
.
Make sure the hood is completely
closed and latched before driving. Failure to do so could cause the hood to fly
open and result in an accident.
.
If you see steam or smoke coming from
the engine compartment, to avoid injury
do not open the hood.
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the closed position.
Do not apply excessive force when the
auto closure is operating. Excessive force
applied may cause the mechanism to
malfunction.
CAUTION
SPA2529
.
.
The power door lock system allows you
to lock or unlock all doors including the
lift gate simultaneously.
A to unlock
Push the opener switch *
the lift gate and pull the opener handle
to open.
SPA2522
.
The lift gate will automatically close
from a partly open position. To avoid
pinching, keep hands and fingers away
from lift gate opening.
.
Do not let children operate the lift gate.
LIFT GATE RELEASE LEVER
If the lift gate cannot be opened with the
door lock switch due to a discharged
battery, follow these steps.
A inside of the lift
1. Remove the cover *
gate using a suitable tool.
B
as illustrated to
2. Move the lever *
open the lift gate.
Contact an INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for repair.
AUTO CLOSURE
If the lift gate is pulled down to a partly
open position, the lift gate will pull itself to
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FUEL-FILLER DOOR
.
Insert the mechanical key into the door
lock cylinder and turn it to the rear of
the vehicle.
.
Push the power door lock switch to the
UNLOCK position.
To lock, close the fuel-filler door securely
and lock all doors by operating the door
handle request switch, the LOCK button on
the Intelligent Key, the mechanical key or
the power door lock switch.
built-in safety valve needed for proper
operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap
can result in a serious malfunction and
possible injury. It could also cause the
malfunction indicator light to come on.
.
Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle.
.
Do not fill a portable fuel container in
the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity
can cause an explosion of flammable
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or
trailer. To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death when filling portable fuel
containers:
FUEL-FILLER CAP
SPA2523
OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
WARNING
.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and
highly explosive under certain conditions. You could be burned or seriously
injured if it is misused or mishandled.
Always stop engine and do not smoke or
allow open flames or sparks near the
vehicle when refueling.
.
Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank
after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off
automatically. Continued refueling may
cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel
spray and possibly a fire.
To open the fuel-filler door, unlock the fuelfiller door by using one of the following
operations, then push the left side of the
door.
.
Push the driver’s door handle request
switch with the Intelligent Key carried
with you.
.
Push the passenger’s door handle
request switch or lift gate request
switch twice with the Intelligent Key
carried with you.
.
Push the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key.
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.
Use only an original equipment type
fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a
— Always place the container on the
ground when filling.
— Do not use electronic devices when
filling.
— Keep the pump nozzle in contact with
the container while you are filling it.
— Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid.
CAUTION
.
If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid paint
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TILTING TELESCOPIC STEERING COLUMN
damage.
.
Tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks.
Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
malfuncproperly may cause the
tion indicator light (MIL) to illuminate. If
light illuminates because the
the
fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to
light should
drive the vehicle. The
turn off after a few driving trips. If the
light does not turn off after a few
driving trips, have the vehicle inspected
by an INFINITI dealer.
The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn
the cap counterclockwise to remove. To
tighten, turn the cap clockwise until
ratcheting clicks are heard.
WARNING
SPA2524
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder
while refueling.
A
*
.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. You could lose control of your
vehicle and cause an accident.
.
Do not adjust the steering wheel any
closer to you than is necessary for
proper steering operation and comfort.
The driver’s air bag inflates with great
force. If you are unrestrained, leaning
forward, sitting sideways or out of
position in any way, you are at greater
risk of injury or death in a crash. You
may also receive serious or fatal injuries
from the air bag if you are up against it
when it inflates. Always sit back against
the seatback and as far away as
practical from the steering wheel. Always use the seat belts.
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For more information, see “AUTOMATIC
DRIVE POSITIONER” later in this section.
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SPA2456
MANUAL OPERATION (if so
equipped)
ELECTRIC OPERATION (if so
equipped)
Tilt or telescopic operation
Tilt or telescopic operation
1 down and adjust the
Pull the lock lever *
steering wheel up, down, forward or rearward to the desired position.
Push the lock lever up securely to lock the
steering wheel in place.
Move the lever to adjust the steering wheel
up or down, forward or rearward to the
desired position.
Entry/Exit function operation (if so
equipped):
The automatic drive positioner system will
make the steering wheel move up automatically when the driver’s door is opened
with the ignition switch in the LOCK
position. This lets the driver get into and
out of the seat more easily.
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SUN VISORS
MIRRORS
1. To block glare from the front, swing
1 .
down the main sun visor *
2. To block glare from the side, remove
the main sun visor from the center
mount and swing the visor to the side
2 .
*
3. Slide the sun visor
needed.
3
*
in or out as
SPA2447
INSIDE MIRROR
Adjust the height and the angle of the
inside mirror to the desired position.
SPA2471
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Automatic anti-glare type
The inside mirror is designed so that it
automatically changes reflection according
to the intensity of the headlights of the
following vehicle.
For the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
operation, see “HomeLink® UNIVERSAL
TRANSCEIVER” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.
The anti-glare system will be automatically
turned on when the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position.
When the anti-glare system is turned on,
A will illuminate and
the indicator light *
excessive glare from the headlights of the
vehicle behind you will be reduced.
SPA2422A
Type A
B to make
Type A: Push the
switch *
the inside rearview mirror operate normally
and the indicator light will turn off. Push
the
switch again to turn the system on.
C to make
Type B: Push the “*” switch *
the inside rearview mirror operate normally. The indicator light will turn off. Push
D to turn the system on.
the “I” switch *
Do not allow any object to cover the
E
sensors *
or apply glass cleaner on
them. Doing so will reduce the sensitivity
of the sensor, resulting in improper
operation.
SPA2450
Type B
For the compass (if so equipped) operation, see “COMPASS” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
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The outside mirror will operate only when
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
1
2
or left *
to
Move the switch right *
select the right or left side mirror, then
3 using the control switch.
adjust *
Defrosting outside mirrors
The outside mirrors will be heated when
the rear window defroster switch is operated. (See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section.)
SPA2214
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
WARNING
Objects viewed in the outside mirror on the
passenger side are closer than they appear.
Be careful when moving to the right. Using
only this mirror could cause an accident.
Use the inside mirror or glance over your
shoulder to properly judge distances to
other objects.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located
at the lower part of the instrument panel.
SPA1732A
Foldable outside mirrors
The outside rearview mirror remote control
operates when the ignition switch is in the
“ACC” or “ON” position.
To fold the outside rearview mirrors, push
the outside rearview mirror folding switch
1 . To unfold,
to the “CLOSE” position *
2 .
push to the “OPEN” position *
Reverse tilt-down feature (if so
equipped)
When backing up the vehicle, the right or
left outside mirror will turn downward
automatically to provide better rear visibility.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments
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AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER (if so
equipped)
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position.
The automatic drive positioner system has
three features:
2. Move the selector lever to the R
(Reverse) position.
.
Entry/exit function
.
Seat synchronization function
.
Memory storage
3. Choose the right or left outside mirror
by operating the outside mirror control
switch.
ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION
4. The selected outside mirror surface
moves downward.
When one of the following conditions has
occurred, the selected outside mirror surface will return to its original position.
.
The selector lever is moved to any
position other than R (Reverse).
.
The outside mirror control switch is set
to the center position.
.
The ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position.
SIC3869
VANITY MIRROR
To use the front vanity mirror, pull down
the sun visor and pull up the cover.
This system is designed so that the driver’s
seat and steering column will automatically move when the automatic transmission selector lever is in the P (Park)
position. This allows the driver to get into
and out of the driver’s seat more easily.
The driver’s seat will slide backward and
the steering wheel will move up when the
driver’s door is opened with the ignition
switch in the OFF position.
The driver’s seat and steering wheel will
return to the previous positions when one
of the following is operated:
.
When the ignition switch is pushed to
the ACC position after the driver’s door
is closed.
.
When the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position.
The driver’s seat will not return to the
previous positions if the seat or steering
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adjusting switch is operated when the seat
is at the exit position.
Cancel or activate entry/exit function
The selector lever must be in the P (Park)
position with the ignition switch in the OFF
position.
The entry/exit function can be activated or
canceled by pressing and holding the SET
switch for more than 10 seconds.
The indicator lights on the memory
switches (1 and 2) will blink once when
the function is canceled, and the indicator
lights will blink twice when the function is
activated. Note that the indicator lights
may illuminate after 5 seconds while
holding the SET switch. This indicates
readiness for linking the Intelligent Key to
a stored memory position. Keep the SET
switch pressed for more than 10 seconds
to turn on or off the entry/exit function.
The entry/exit function can also be activated or canceled if the “Lift Steering
Wheel on Exit” key or “Slide Driver Seat
Back on Exit” key is turned to ON or OFF in
the “Comfort & Conv.” settings. (See
“VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS” in
the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.)
Initialize entry/exit function
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if
the fuse opens, the entry/exit function will
not work though this function was set on
before. In such a case, after connecting the
battery or replacing with a new fuse, open
and close the driver’s door more than two
times after the ignition switch is turned
from the ON position to the LOCK position.
The entry/exit function will be activated.
SPA2525
SEAT SYNCHRONIZATION FUNCTION
The seat synchronization function automatically adjusts the positions of the steering
wheel and outside mirrors when the seat is
adjusted using the power seat switches.
However, the steering wheel and outside
mirrors will not move if the seat is adjusted
over the maximum thresholds. The system
considers that the steering wheel and
outside mirror adjustments are not necessary because the seat may not be adjusted
for the driving position. Note that the
function is set to disabled as the factory
default setting.
The seat synchronization function operates
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under the following conditions:
.
.
The ignition switch is in the ON position.
The selector lever is in the P (Park)
position.
If the outside mirrors or the steering wheel
reaches its maximum adjustment, the
function is automatically disabled. Restart
the function by selecting a previously
stored seat memory position using the
memory switches (1 or 2). An Intelligent
Key that was previously linked to the
stored seat memory can also be used to
restart the function.
If a seat position was not previously stored
in the seat memory, restart the function by
adjusting the steering wheel and outside
mirrors manually for your best driving
position and then drive the vehicle above
4 MPH (7 km/h).
Cancel or activate seat synchronization function
The selector lever must be in the P (Park)
position with the ignition switch in the ACC
position.
The seat synchronization function can be
activated or canceled by pushing and
holding the SET switch for more than 10
seconds while the ignition switch is in the
ACC position.
The indicator lights on the memory
switches (1 and 2) will blink once when
the function is canceled, and the indicator
lights will blink twice when the function is
activated. Note that the indicator lights
may illuminate after 5 seconds while
holding the SET switch. This indicates
readiness for linking the Intelligent Key to
a stored memory position. Keep the SET
switch pushed for more than 10 seconds to
turn on or off the seat synchronization
function.
MEMORY STORAGE
Two positions for the driver’s seat, steering
column and outside mirrors can be stored
in the automatic drive positioner memory.
Follow these procedures to use the memory system.
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
2. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position.
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, steering column and outside mirrors to the desired
positions by manually operating each
adjusting switch. For additional information, see “SEATS” in the “1. Safety —
Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system” section and “TILTING
TELESCOPIC STEERING COLUMN” earlier
in this section and “OUTSIDE MIRRORS” earlier in this section.
4. Push the SET switch and, within 5
seconds, push the memory switch (1
or 2) fully for at least 1 second.
The indicator light for the pushed
memory switch will stay on for approximately 5 seconds after pushing the
switch.
If memory is stored in the same
memory switch, the previous memory
will be deleted.
Linking Intelligent Key to a stored
memory position
The Intelligent Key can be linked to a
stored memory position with the following
procedure.
1. Follow the steps for storing a memory
position.
2. While the indicator light for the memory
switch being set is illuminated for 5
seconds, push the
button on the
Intelligent Key. If the indicator light
blinks, the Intelligent Key is linked to
that memory setting.
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Push the ignition switch to the OFF position, and then push the
button on the
Intelligent Key. The driver’s seat, steering
wheel and outside mirrors will move to the
memorized position or to the exit position
when the entry/exit function is set to
active.
Selecting the memorized position
2. Use one of the following methods to
move the driver’s seat, the outside
mirrors and the steering wheel.
Push the ignition switch to the ON
position and push the SET switch. If the
main memory has not been stored, the
indicator light will come on for approximately 0.5 second. When the memory
has stored in position, the indicator
light will stay on for approximately 5
seconds.
.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or
if the fuse opens, the memory will be
canceled. In this case, reset the desired
position using the previous procedure.
.
If optional Intelligent Keys are added to
your vehicle, the memory storage procedure to switch 1 or 2 and linking
Intelligent Key procedure to a stored
memory position should be performed
again for each Intelligent Key. For
additional Intelligent Key information,
see “KEYS” earlier in this section.
When the adjusting switch for the
driver’s seat and steering column is
turned on while the automatic drive
positioner is operating.
.
When the memory switch 1 or 2 is not
pushed for at least 1 second.
.
When the seat, steering column and
outside mirrors have already been
moved to the memorized position.
.
When no position is stored in the
memory switch.
.
When the engine is started while
moving the automatic drive positioner.
.
When the AT selector lever is moved
from the P (Park) position to any other
position. (However, it will not be
canceled if the switch is pushed while
the seat and steering column are
returning to the previous positions
(entry/exit function).)
.
When the driver’s door remains open
for more than 45 seconds and the
ignition switch is not in the ON position.
.
The seat synchronization function is
automatically disabled if the outside
mirrors or steering wheel reaches its
maximum adjustment.
1. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
Confirming memory storage
.
.
.
Push the ignition switch to the ON
position and push the memory
switch (1 or 2) fully for at least 1
second.
.
Within 45 seconds of opening the
driver’s door, push the memory
switch (1 or 2) fully for at least 1
second.
The driver’s seat, steering column and
outside mirrors will move to the memorized position or to the exit position
when the entry/exit function is set to
active with the indicator light flashing,
and then the light will stay on for
approximately 5 seconds.
SYSTEM OPERATION
The automatic drive positioner system will
not work or will stop operating under the
following conditions:
.
When the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH
(7 km/h).
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.
The seat synchronization function will
not move if the seat is adjusted over
one of the following maximum thresholds:
— Seat sliding: 3.0 in (76 mm)
— Seatback reclining: 9.1 degrees
— Seat lifter (rear side): 0.8 in (20 mm)
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4 Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems
Safety note ..................................................... 4-2
Center multi-function control panel.................... 4-2
How to use INFINITI controller ....................... 4-4
How to use touch screen
(models with navigation system) ................... 4-4
Start-up screen
(models with navigation system) ................... 4-6
Start menu
(models with navigation system) ................... 4-6
How to select menus on the screen............... 4-7
Vehicle information and settings ....................... 4-8
How to use STATUS button ........................... 4-8
How to use brightness control and display
ON/OFF button ............................................ 4-8
How to use INFO button ............................... 4-8
How to use SETTING button ........................ 4-13
How to use AUX button .............................. 4-19
How to use DISC button
(for models without navigation system) ....... 4-20
Rearview monitor (if so equipped) ................... 4-20
How to read the displayed lines.................. 4-21
How to park with predicted course lines ...... 4-21
Difference between predicted and actual
distances .................................................. 4-23
How to adjust the screen ........................... 4-25
Operating tips ........................................... 4-25
Around view monitor (if so equipped) .............. 4-26
How to switch the display .......................... 4-28
How to see each view ................................ 4-29
Difference between predicted and actual
distances .................................................. 4-32
Camera aiding corner sonar function ........... 4-34
How to adjust the screen view .................... 4-35
Around view monitor settings ..................... 4-36
Operating tips ........................................... 4-36
Ventilators .................................................... 4-37
Automatic climate control ............................... 4-38
Automatic climate control ........................... 4-39
Operating tips ........................................... 4-42
In-cabin microfilter..................................... 4-42
Servicing climate control ............................ 4-43
Audio system ................................................ 4-43
Audio operation precautions ....................... 4-43
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer .................................................... 4-53
CompactFlash (CF) player operation
(models with navigation system) ................. 4-57
iPod® player operation (if so equipped) ....... 4-59
Music box hard drive
(models with navigation system) ................. 4-60
CD/CF (CompactFlash) care and cleaning ..... 4-68
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Steering-wheel-mounted controls for
audio........................................................ 4-69
Antenna.................................................... 4-71
Auxiliary input jacks .................................. 4-72
INFINITI Mobile Entertainment System (MES)
(if so equipped)............................................. 4-72
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) system
components .............................................. 4-73
Before operating the DVD mobile
entertainment system ................................ 4-77
Playing a DVD ........................................... 4-79
Care and maintenance ............................... 4-83
Car phone or CB radio ................................... 4-84
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
(models with navigation system) ..................... 4-85
Regulatory information ............................... 4-86
Voice commands ....................................... 4-87
Control buttons ......................................... 4-87
Pairing procedure ...................................... 4-87
Phonebook registration .............................. 4-88
Making a call ............................................ 4-90
Receiving a call ......................................... 4-91
During a call ............................................. 4-92
Phone setting............................................ 4-92
Troubleshooting guide................................ 4-95
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
(models without navigation system) ................ 4-96
Regulatory information ............................... 4-97
Initialization .............................................. 4-97
Operating tips ........................................... 4-97
Giving voice commands.............................. 4-98
Control buttons ......................................... 4-99
Getting started .......................................... 4-99
Choosing a language ................................. 4-99
Pairing procedure .................................... 4-100
Making a call by entering a phone
number................................................... 4-100
Receiving a call ....................................... 4-101
List of voice commands............................ 4-101
Call ........................................................ 4-102
Phone book ............................................ 4-103
Memo pad .............................................. 4-105
Setup ..................................................... 4-106
Speaker Adaptation (SA) mode ................. 4-107
Troubleshooting guide.............................. 4-110
INFINITI Voice Recognition system
(models with navigation system) ................... 4-111
INFINITI Voice Recognition standard
mode...................................................... 4-111
Using the system..................................... 4-114
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Before starting ........................................ 4-114
Giving voice commands............................ 4-114
INFINITI Voice Recognition alternate
command mode....................................... 4-122
Using the system..................................... 4-129
Speaker adaptation function ..................... 4-131
Minimize voice feedback .......................... 4-133
Troubleshooting guide.............................. 4-134
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SAFETY NOTE
CENTER MULTI-FUNCTION CONTROL PANEL
WARNING
.
Do not disassemble or modify this
system. If you do, it may result in
accidents, fire, or electric shock.
.
Do not use this system if you notice any
abnormality, such as a frozen screen or
lack of sound. Continued use of the
system may result in accident, fire or
electric shock.
.
In case you notice any foreign object in
the system hardware, spill liquid on it,
or notice smoke or smell coming from it,
stop using the system immediately and
contact your nearest INFINITI dealer.
Ignoring such conditions may lead to
accidents, fire, or electric shock.
.
Park the vehicle in a safe location and
apply the parking brake to view the
images on the front center display
screen using devices connected to the
auxiliary input jacks.
Do not attempt to operate the system in
extreme temperature conditions [below
−48F (−208C) and above 1588F (708C)].
Operating this system under these conditions may result in system malfunctions.
SAA1836
With navigation system
P.4-43)
1. “CAMERA” Around View Monitor display button (P.4-96)
12. “INFO” vehicle and navigation information button (P.4-8)
2, 6, 7, 10, 11.
For navigation system control buttons
13. “SETTING” button (P.4-13)
(Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.)
3. INFINITI controller (P.4-4)
4. “STATUS” status display button (P.4-8)
5. “
OFF” brightness control and display ON/OFF button (P.4-8)
8. “AM·FM·SAT” band selector button (P.443)
9. “DISC·AUX” selector button (P.4-19,
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SAA1524
1.
2.
3.
4.
Without navigation system
When you use this system, make sure the
“AUX” button (P.4-19)
engine is running.
“RADIO AM·FM” band selector button
(P.4-43)
If you use the system with the engine not
running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long
INFINITI controller (P.4-4)
time, it will use up all the battery power,
OFF” brightness control and dis“
and the engine will not start.
play ON/OFF button (P.4-8)
SAA1541
With navigation system
5. “INFO” vehicle information button (P.48)
6. “DISC” selector button (P.4-43)
7. “STATUS” status display button (P.4-8)
8. “SETTING” button (P.4-13)
SAA1508
Without navigation system
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems
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HOW TO USE INFINITI CONTROLLER
Choose an item on the display using the
2 (or additional
main directional buttons *
6
directional buttons *
with navigation
3 , and push the
system) or center dial *
1 for operation.
ENTER button *
4 before the
If you push the BACK button *
setup is completed, the setup will be
canceled and/or the display will return to
the previous screen. This button can also
be used to delete characters that have
been input.
After the setup is completed, push the
4 and return to the previous
BACK button *
screen.
5 functions, refer to
For the VOICE button *
the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN
(models with navigation system)
mercury. In case of contact with skin,
wash immediately with soap and water.
.
To clean the display, never use a rough
cloth, alcohol, benzine, thinner or any
kind of solvent or paper towel with a
chemical cleaning agent. They will
scratch or deteriorate the panel.
.
Do not splash any liquid such as water
or car fragrance on the display. Contact
with liquid will cause the system to
malfunction.
To ensure safe driving, some functions
cannot be operated while driving.
The on-screen functions that are not
available while driving will be “grayed
out” or muted.
Park the vehicle in a safe location and then
operate the navigation system.
CAUTION
.
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The glass screen on the liquid crystal
display may break if it is hit with a hard
or sharp object. If the glass breaks, do
not touch the liquid crystalline material,
which contains a small amount of
SAA1542
Touch screen operation
With this system, the same operations as
those for the INFINITI controller are possible using the touch screen operation.
Selecting the item:
Touch an item to select. To select the
“Audio” settings, touch the “Audio” area
1 on the screen.
*
Touch the BACK
previous screen.
2
*
button to return the
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.
Symbols:
Shows symbols such as the question
mark (?).
.
Delete:
Deletes the last character that has been
input with one touch. Push and hold
the button to delete all of the characters.
.
OK:
Completes character inputs.
SAA1543
Adjusting an item:
1 or −
Touch the + *
the settings.
SAA1617
Inputting characters:
2
*
button to adjust
3 or DOWN *
4 button to
Touch the UP *
move to the previous or next page.
Touch the letter or number
1 .
*
There are some options available when
inputting characters.
.
Touch screen maintenance
If you clean the display screen, use a dry,
soft cloth. If additional cleaning is necessary, use a small amount of neutral
detergent with a soft cloth. Never spray
the screen with water or detergent. Dampen the cloth first, and then wipe the
screen.
Uppercase:
Shows uppercase characters.
.
Lowercase:
Shows lowercase characters.
.
Space:
Inserts a space.
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SAA1454
SAA2143
START-UP SCREEN (models with
navigation system)
START MENU (models with navigation system)
When you push the ignition switch to the
ACC or ON position, the SYSTEM START-UP
warning is displayed on the screen. When
you read and agree with the warning, push
the ENTER button.
The start menu can be displayed using the
ENTER switch on the steering-wheelmounted controls.
If you do not push the ENTER button, you
will not be able to use the NAVI system.
1. While the map (if so equipped) or
status screen is displayed, push and
hold the ENTER switch until the “Menu
Options” screen appears.
To proceed to the NAVI system, refer to the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
2. Highlight the preferred item by tilting
the ENTER switch up or down, and then
push the ENTER switch to select.
SAA1591
Available items
Destination/Route:
These items are for the navigation system.
If your vehicle is equipped with the
navigation system, see the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.
Information:
Displays the information screen. It is the
same screen that appears when you push
the INFO button.
Settings:
Displays the settings screen. It is the same
screen that appears when you push the
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SETTING button.
2. Menu Selections:
Shows the options to choose within
that menu screen. (i.e. Auto Interior
Illumination, etc.)
3. UP/DOWN Movement indicator:
Shows that the INFINITI controller may
be used to move UP/DOWN on the
screen and select more options.
4. Screen Count:
Shows the number of menu selections
available for that screen (i.e. 1/9).
SAA1510
HOW TO SELECT MENUS ON THE
SCREEN
Vehicle functions are viewed on the display
screen in menus. Whenever a menu selection is made or menu item is highlighted,
different areas on the screen provide you
with important information. See the following for details.
5. Footer/Information Line:
Provides more information (if available)
about the menu selection currently
highlighted. (i.e.
Cabin lighting
when unlocking doors.)
1. Header:
Shows the path used to get to the
current screen. (i.e. push SETTING
button > choose “Comfort & Conv.”
menu item.)
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VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS
HOW TO USE STATUS BUTTON
HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON
To display the status of the audio, climate
control system, fuel consumption and
navigation system (if so equipped), push
the STATUS button. The following information will appear when the STATUS button is
pushed.
The display screen shows vehicle and
navigation (if so equipped) information
for your convenience.
Audio ? Audio and Climate control system
? Audio and fuel consumption ? Audio
and Navigation system (if so equipped) ?
Audio
The information shown on the screen
should be a guide to determine the
condition of the vehicle. See the following
for details.
HOW TO USE BRIGHTNESS CONTROL AND DISPLAY ON/OFF BUTTON
Push the “
OFF” button to switch the
display brightness to the daytime mode or
the nighttime mode, and to adjust the
display brightness using the INFINITI controller while the indicator is displayed at
the bottom of the screen.
SAA2144
With navigation system
The display brightness can also be adjusted using the brightness UP button (+)
or brightness DOWN button (−) (models
with navigation system).
Push the “
OFF” button for more than 2
seconds to turn the display off. Push the
button again to turn the display on.
SAA2145
Without navigation system
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Vehicle information display
Fuel Economy information
1. Push the INFO button on the control
panel.
The screens as illustrated will appear.
The distance to empty, average fuel economy and current fuel economy (shown on
the right side bar) will be displayed for
reference.
2. Choose an item using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
To reset the Average Fuel Economy, use the
INFINITI controller to highlight the “Reset”
key and push the ENTER button.
3. After viewing or adjusting the information on the following screens, push the
BACK button to return to the INFORMATION menu.
For the items “Traffic Info.”, “Where am I?”,
“GPS Satellite Info.” and “Navigation Version”, refer to the separate Navigation
System Owner’s Manual.
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If the “View” key is highlighted with the
INFINITI controller and the ENTER button is
pushed, the average fuel consumption
history will be displayed in graph form
along with the average for the previous
Reset-to-Reset period.
The unit can be converted between “US”
and “Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” later in this section.)
The fuel economy information may differ
from the information displayed on the dot
matrix liquid crystal display. This is due to
the timing difference in updating the
information and does not indicate a malfunction.
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sure will not be displayed in the actual tire
position. Drive the vehicle at over 25 MPH
(40 km/h) for approximately 10 minutes to
reset the display.
For additional information, see “Low tire
pressure warning light” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “6. In case of emergency” section.
WARNING
.
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Tire Pressure information
The tire pressure will be displayed for
reference.
The pressure indication “** psi” on the
screen means that the tire pressure is
being measured. After a few driving trips,
the pressure for each tire will be displayed.
In case of low tire pressure, LOW PRESSURE information will be displayed on the
screen. Check the pressure for all tires.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, tire pressure will not be
indicated, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
Tire pressure rises and falls depending on
the heat caused by the vehicle’s traveling
condition and the temperature.
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Maintenance information
To set the maintenance interval for Reminders 1 to 4, choose an item using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
You can also set to display a message to
remind you that the maintenance needs to
be performed.
The following example shows how to set
Reminder 1. Use the same steps to set the
other maintenance information.
After tire rotation is performed, tire pres-
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be operated when the vehicle is moving.
Stop the vehicle in a safe place to see the
information.
The unit can be converted between “US”
and “Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” later in this section.)
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1. Reset the driving distance to the new
maintenance schedule.
2. Set the interval (mileage) of the maintenance schedule. To determine the
recommended maintenance interval,
refer to your “INFINITI Service and
Maintenance Guide”.
3. To display the reminder automatically
when the set trip distance is reached,
highlight the “Interval Reminder” key
with the INFINITI controller and push
the ENTER button.
4. To return the display to MAINTENANCE
INFO., push the BACK button.
Maintenance information display cannot
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The Reminder will be automatically displayed as shown when both of the following conditions are met:
.
the vehicle is driven the set distance
and the ignition switch is pushed to the
LOCK position.
.
the ignition switch is pushed to the ACC
or ON position the next time you drive
the vehicle after the set value has been
reached.
To return to the previous display after the
“MAINTENANCE NOTICE” screen is displayed, push the BACK button.
The “MAINTENANCE NOTICE” screen is
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displayed each time the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position until one of the
following conditions is met:
mand Mode.
.
“Reset Distance” is selected.
.
“Interval Reminder” is set to OFF.
Displays a simplified operation manual of
the voice recognition system and how to
use the voice commands.
.
the maintenance interval is set again.
User Guide:
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Voice Recognition information
(models with navigation system)
When you use the INFINITI Voice Recognition system for the first time or if you do
not know how to operate it, you can
display the voice command list or user
guide for confirmation. (See “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with
navigation system)” later in this section for
the details.)
Command List:
Displays a list of voice commands that the
system can recognize.
This item only appears in Alternate Com-
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HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON
The display as illustrated will appear when
the SETTING button is pushed.
For navigation settings, refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
To show the “Comfort & Conv.” item, push
the ignition switch to the ON position.
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Audio settings
finished.
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Audio” key with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button.
To turn on the screen, set this item to the
ON position, or push the “
OFF”
button.
Brightness/Contrast/Background Color:
Bass/Treble/Balance/Fade:
To adjust the brightness and contrast of
the screen, select the “Brightness” or
“Contrast” key and push the ENTER button.
To adjust the speaker tone quality and
sound balance, select the “Bass”, “Treble”, “Balance” or “Fade” key and adjust it
with the INFINITI controller.
Then, you can adjust the brightness to
“Darker” or “Brighter”, and the contrast to
“Lower” or “Higher” using the multi-function controller.
These items can also be adjusted by
pushing and turning the AUDIO knob.
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Speed Sensitive Vol.:
Sound volume is increased according to
the vehicle speed. Choose the effect level
from OFF (0) to 5.
Driver’s Audio Stage:
When this feature is turned on, better
sound will be provided to the driver’s
position. The driver can enjoy a more crisp
and clear sound that is specialized for the
driver’s position.
The effect of this feature depends on the
types of music that are played. For some
music, it may be difficult to realize the
difference of this feature.
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Display settings
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting
“Display” key with the INFINITI controller
and pushing the ENTER button.
Display:
For information on the “Background Color”
key, refer to the separate Navigation
System Owner’s Manual.
Navigation settings (if so equipped)
For the details of “Navigation” settings,
refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
To turn off the screen, push the ENTER
button and turn the “Display” indicator off.
The other method is to push the “
OFF”
button for more than 2 seconds.
When any mode button is pushed with the
screen off, the screen turns on for further
operation. The screen will turn off automatically 5 seconds after the operation is
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the OFF position.
The rear display can be also opened or
closed using the remote controller. (See
“INFINITI MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
(MES)” later in this section.)
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Rear Display settings (if so
equipped)
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Rear Display” key with the INFINITI controller and pushing the ENTER button.
Rear Display:
To open the rear display, push the ENTER
button. The rear display is flipped down
automatically. To close the rear display,
push the ENTER button and turn the “OK”
indicator off.
The rear display will be closed automatically when the ignition switch is pushed to
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Volume and Beeps settings (models
with navigation system)
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Volume and Beeps” key with the INFINITI
controller and pushing the ENTER button.
Guidance Vol.:
To adjust the guidance voice volume louder
or softer, select the “Guidance Volume”
and adjust it with the INFINITI controller.
You can also adjust the guidance voice
volume by turning the VOLUME control
knob while voice guidance is being announced.
Guidance Voice:
When this item is turned to ON, you will
hear voice guidance in the navigation (if so
equipped) operation or in other operations.
Ringer Vol./Incoming Call/Outgoing Call:
For the details of these items, see “BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in this
section.
Button Beeps:
When this item is turned to ON, you will
hear a beep sound when you use a button.
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Beeps settings (models without
navigation system)
Clock settings (models with navigation system)
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Beeps” key with the INFINITI controller
and pushing the ENTER button.
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Clock” key with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button.
Button Beeps:
On-screen Clock:
When this item is turned to ON, you will
hear a beep sound when you use a button.
When this item is turned to ON, a clock is
always displayed in the upper right corner
of the screen.
Phone settings (if so equipped)
For the details of “Phone” settings, see
“BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)” later in
this section.
This clock will indicate the time almost
exactly because it is always adjusted by
the GPS system.
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Clock Format:
Choose either the 12-hour clock display or
the 24-hour clock display.
Offset Adjust:
Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing
per minute.
Daylight Saving Time:
Turn this item to ON for daylight saving
time application.
Time Zone:
Choose the time zone from the following
.
Pacific
.
Mountain
.
Central
.
Eastern
.
Atlantic
.
Newfoundland
.
Hawaii
.
Alaska
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Others settings (models with navigation system)
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Select the “Others” key and push the
ENTER button to show “Comfort & Conv.”,
“Camera”, “Voice Recognition” and “Language/Units”.
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Comfort & Conv. settings
Selective Door Unlock:
The following display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the
“Comfort & Conv.” key with the INFINITI
controller and pushing the ENTER button.
This key does not appear on the display
until the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position.
When this item is turned to ON, only the
driver’s door is unlocked first after the door
unlock operation. When the door handle
request switch on the driver’s or front
passenger’s side door is pushed to be
unlocked, only the corresponding door is
unlocked first. All the doors can be
unlocked if the door unlock operation is
performed again within 60 seconds.
Auto Interior Illumination:
When this item is turned to ON, the interior
lights will illuminate if any door is unlocked.
Auto Headlights Sensitivity:
Adjust the sensitivity of the automatic
headlights higher (right) or lower (left).
Auto Headlights Off Delay:
Choose the duration of the automatic
headlight off timer from 0, 30, 45, 60, 90,
120, 150 and 180 second periods.
Speed Sensing Wiper Interval (if so
equipped):
When this item is turned to ON, the wiper
interval is adjusted automatically according to the vehicle speed.
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When this item is turned to OFF, all the
doors will be unlocked after the door
unlock operation is performed once.
Intelligent Key Lock/Unlock:
When this item is turned to ON, door lock/
unlock function by pushing the door
handle request switch will be activated.
Lift Steering Wheel on Exit (if so
equipped):
When this item is turned to ON, the
steering wheel moves upward for easy exit
if the ignition switch is in the OFF position
and the driver’s door is opened. After
getting into the vehicle and pushing the
ignition switch to the ACC position, the
steering wheel moves to the previous
position.
Slide Driver Seat Back on Exit (if so
equipped):
When this item is turned to ON, the driver’s
seat moves backward for easy exit if the
ignition switch is in the OFF position and
the driver’s door is opened. After getting
into the vehicle and pushing the ignition
switch to the ACC position, the driver’s seat
moves to the previous position.
Return All Settings to Default:
Select this item, push the ENTER button
and choose “YES” if you want to return all
settings to the default.
Camera settings (if so equipped)
For the details of “Camera” settings, see
“AROUND VIEW MONITOR” later in this
section.
Voice Recognition settings (models
with navigation system)
For the details about the “Voice Recognition” settings, see “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation
system)” later in this section.
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pearance.
* Only for models without navigation
system.
Select Units:
Choose the “Select Units” key and push
the ENTER button. From the following
display, select “US” (Mile, 8F, MPG) or
“Metric” (km, 8C, L/100 km) for your
favorite display appearance.
Select Units (Tire Pressure):
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Language/Units settings
The Language/Units settings display will
appear when pushing the SETTING button,
selecting the “Language/Units” key* with
the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
* For models with the navigation system,
select the “Others” key to show the
Language/Units” key.
Select Language:
Choose the “Select Language” key and
push the ENTER button. From the following
display, select “English”, “Français” or
“Español”* for your favorite display ap-
Choose the “Select Units (Tire Pressure)”
key and push the ENTER button. From the
following display, select “kPa” or “psi”.
HOW TO USE AUX BUTTON
Images being played can be switched to
the center display if NTSC compatible
devices are connected to the auxiliary
input jacks on the front side of the center
console. (See “AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS”
later in this section.)
Push the DISC·AUX (with navigation) AUX
(without navigation) button to perform
switching.
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Display Mode
The above display will appear when the
“Setting” key on the lower left side of the
AUX display is selected using the INFINITI
controller and pushing the ENTER button.
Choose the display mode from the following:
.
Normal
.
Wide
.
Cinema
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REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
HOW TO USE DISC BUTTON (for
models without navigation system)
Push the DISC button to play the Compact
Disc (CD). See “AUDIO SYSTEM” later in
this section.
When the selector lever is shifted into the R
(Reverse) position, the monitor display
shows view to the rear of the vehicle.
.
Do not put anything on the rear view
camera. The rear view camera is installed above the license plate.
The system is designed as an aid to the
driver in detecting large stationary objects
to help avoid damaging the vehicle. The
system will not detect small objects below
the bumper and may not detect objects
close to the bumper or on the ground.
.
When washing the vehicle with highpressure water, be sure not to spray it
around the camera. Otherwise, water
may enter the camera unit causing
water condensation on the lens, a
malfunction, fire or an electric shock.
.
Do not strike the camera. It is a
precision instrument. Otherwise, it may
malfunction or cause damage resulting
in a fire or an electric shock.
WARNING
.
The rear view camera is a convenience
but it is not a substitute for proper
backing up. Always turn and check that
it is safe to do so before backing up.
Always back up slowly.
.
Objects viewed in the RearView Monitor
differ from actual distance because a
wide-angle lens is used. Objects in the
RearView Monitor will appear visually
opposite like ones viewed in the inside
and outside mirrors.
.
Make sure that the lift gate is securely
closed when backing up.
.
Underneath the bumper and the corner
areas of the bumper cannot be viewed
on the RearView Monitor because of its
monitoring range limitation.
CAUTION
Do not scratch the camera lens when
cleaning dirt or snow from the lens.
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Vehicle width guide lines
5 :
*
.
On a snow-covered or slippery road,
there may be a difference between the
predicted course line and the actual
course line.
.
If the battery is disconnected or becomes discharged, the predicted course
lines may be displayed incorrectly. If
this occurs, please perform the following procedures:
Indicate the vehicle width when backing
up.
Predicted course lines
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HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED
LINES
Guiding lines which indicate the vehicle
width and distances to objects with reA
are
ference to the vehicle body line *
displayed on the monitor.
Indicate the predicted course when backing up. The predicted course lines will be
displayed on the monitor when the selector
lever is in the R (Reverse) position and the
steering wheel is turned. The predicted
course lines will move depending on how
much the steering wheel is turned and will
not be displayed while the steering wheel
is in the neutral position.
HOW TO PARK WITH PREDICTED
COURSE LINES
WARNING
.
Always turn and check that it is safe to
do so before backing up. Always back up
slowly.
.
Use the displayed lines as a reference.
The lines are highly affected by the
number of occupants, fuel level, vehicle
position, road condition and road grade.
.
If the tires are replaced with different
sized tires, the predicted course line
may be displayed incorrectly.
Distance guide lines:
Indicate distances from the vehicle body.
.
.
.
.
1 : approx. 1.5 ft (0.5 m)
*
2 : approx. 3 ft (1 m)
Yellow line *
3 : approx. 7 ft (2 m)
Green line *
4 : approx. 10 ft (3 m)
Green line *
6 :
*
Red line
.
— Turn the steering wheel from lock to
lock while the engine is running.
— Drive the vehicle on a straight road
for more than 5 minutes.
When the steering wheel is turned with
the ignition switch in the ACC position,
the predicted course lines may be
displayed incorrectly.
.
The displayed lines will appear slightly
off to the right because the rear view
camera is not installed in the rear center
of the vehicle.
.
The distance guide line and the vehicle
width line should be used as a reference
only when the vehicle is on a level
paved surface. The distance viewed on
the monitor is for reference only and
may be different than the actual distance between the vehicle and displayed
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objects.
.
When backing-up the vehicle up a hill
objects viewed in the monitor are
further than they appear. When backing-up the vehicle down a hill, objects
viewed in the monitor are closer than
they appear. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
The vehicle width and predicted course
lines are wider than the actual width and
course.
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1. Visually check that the parking space is
safe before parking your vehicle.
2. The rear view of the vehicle is displayed
A
on the screen *
when the selector
lever is moved to the R (Reverse)
position.
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3. Slowly back up the vehicle adjusting
the steering wheel so that the predicted
B
enter the parking
course lines *
C .
space *
4. Maneuver the steering wheel to make
D
the vehicle width guide lines *
C while
parallel to the parking space *
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B . Note that any object on the
the place *
hill is viewed in the monitor further than it
appears.
referring to the predicted course lines.
5. When the vehicle is parked in the space
completely, move the selector lever to
the P (Park) position and apply the
parking brake.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREDICTED
AND ACTUAL DISTANCES
The distance guide line and the vehicle
width guide line should be used as a
reference only when the vehicle is on a
level, paved surface. The distance viewed
on the monitor is for reference only and
may be different than the actual distance
between the vehicle and displayed objects.
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Backing up on a steep uphill
When backing up the vehicle up a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width
guide lines are shown closer than the
actual distance. For example, the display
A , but the
shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the place *
actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on the hill is
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B . Note that any
the hill is the place *
object on the hill is viewed in the monitor
closer than it appears.
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Backing up on a steep downhill
When backing up the vehicle down a hill,
the distance guide lines and the vehicle
width guide lines are shown further than
the actual distance. For example, the
display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the place
A , but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
*
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Backing up near a projecting object
A do not touch
The predicted course lines *
the object in the display. However, the
vehicle may hit the object if it projects over
the actual backing up course.
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A if the object projects over the
position *
actual backing up course.
.
When the temperature is extremely
high or low, the screen may not clearly
display objects. This is not a malfunction.
.
When strong light directly enters the
camera, objects may not be displayed
clearly. This is not a malfunction.
.
Vertical lines may be seen in objects on
the screen. This is due to strong
reflected light from the bumper. This
is not a malfunction.
.
The screen may flicker under fluorescent light. This is not a malfunction.
.
The colors of objects on the RearView
Monitor may differ somewhat from
those of the actual object.
.
Objects on the monitor may not be
clear in a dark place or at night. This is
not a malfunction.
.
If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the
camera, the RearView Monitor may not
clearly display objects. Clean the camera.
.
Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner
to clean the camera. This will cause
discoloration. To clean the camera,
wipe with a cloth dampened with
diluted mild cleaning agent and then
HOW TO ADJUST THE SCREEN
To adjust the Display ON/OFF, Brightness,
Tint, Color, Contrast and Black Level of the
RearView Monitor, push the SETTING button with the RearView Monitor on, select
the item key and adjust the level using the
INFINITI controller.
Do not adjust the Brightness, Tint, Color,
Contrast and Black Level of the RearView
Monitor while the vehicle is moving. Make
sure the parking brake is firmly applied
and the engine is not running.
OPERATING TIPS
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Backing up behind a projecting
object
C is shown further than the
The position *
B in the display. However, the
position *
C
position *
is actually at the same
A . The vehicle
distance as the position *
may hit the object when backing up to the
.
When the selector lever is shifted to the
R (Reverse) position, the monitor
screen automatically changes to the
RearView Monitor mode. However, the
radio can be heard.
.
It may take some time until the RearView Monitor or the normal screen is
displayed after the selector lever has
been shifted to R from another position
or to another position from R. Objects
may be distorted momentarily until the
RearView Monitor screen is displayed
completely.
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AROUND VIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
wipe with a dry cloth.
.
Do not damage the camera as the
monitor screen may be adversely affected.
.
Do not use wax on the camera window.
Wipe off any wax with a clean cloth
dampened with mild detergent diluted
with water.
NOTE:
State and local regulations may affect the
operation of the Around View Monitor. The
system may operate only in reverse.
When you push the CAMERA button or shift
the selector lever into the R (Reverse)
position while the ignition switch is in the
ON position, the Around View Monitor
operates. The monitor displays various
views of the position of the vehicle.
Available views:
.
Bird-Eye View
The surrounding view of the vehicle.
.
Front-Side View
The view around and ahead of the right
wheel.
.
Front View
The view to the front of the vehicle.
.
Rear View
The view to the rear of the vehicle.
The system is designed as an aid to the
driver in situations such as slot parking or
parallel parking.
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There are some areas where the system
will not detect objects. When in the front or
the rear view display, an object below the
bumper or on the ground may not be
1 . When in the bird-eye view, a
detected *
tall object near the seam of the camera
detecting areas will not appear in the
2 .
monitor *
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WARNING
.
.
The Around View Monitor is a convenience but it is not a substitute for
proper vehicle operation because it has
areas where objects cannot be viewed.
Always look out the windows and check
the mirrors to be sure that it is safe to
move before operating the vehicle. Always operate the vehicle slowly.
Do not use the Around View Monitor
with the outside mirror in the stored
position, and make sure that the lift
gate is securely closed when operating
the vehicle using the Around View
Monitor.
.
The distance between objects viewed on
the Around View Monitor differs from
the actual distance.
.
The cameras are installed above the
front grille, the outside mirrors and
above the rear license plate. Do not
put anything on the cameras.
.
When washing the vehicle with highpressure water, be sure not to spray it
around the cameras. Otherwise, water
may enter the camera unit causing
water condensation on the lens, a
malfunction, fire or an electric shock.
.
Do not strike the cameras. They are
precision instruments. Doing so could
cause a malfunction or cause damage
resulting in a fire or an electric shock.
CAUTION
Do not scratch the lens when cleaning dirt
or snow from the front of the camera.
NOTE:
The color of the view on the Around View
Monitor display is different from the actual
view because the system uses infrared
cameras.
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played.
The Around View Monitor screen
switches to the previous screen when
the selector is shifted out of the R
2 .
(Reverse) position *
.
The view on the screen on the right
C
switches to the front-side view *
when the CAMERA button is pushed
3
or the “Change View” key is
*
selected using the INFINITI controller,
and then the ENTER button is pushed
4 .
*
The right screen returns to another by
operating the same procedures again.
.
Push the CAMERA button with the
selector lever shifted out of the R
(Reverse) position to return to the
A .
previous screen *
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HOW TO SWITCH THE DISPLAY
The Around View Monitor display consists
of the left and the right screens. You can
see a combination of different views on the
screens as illustrated above.
Starting with the selector lever
operation
.
When the selector lever is shifted into
1
the R (Reverse) position *
while
A is displayed, Around
another screen *
View Monitor operates and the rear
B
view and bird-eye view *
are dis-
Once you have changed the view on the
right on the screen, the view on the left
will change to the front view by shifting
the selector lever out of the R (Reverse)
5 .
position *
Starting with the CAMERA button
operation
.
7
When the CAMERA button is pushed *
A is displayed,
while another screen *
Around View Monitor operates and the
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front view and bird-eye view
displayed.
.
.
.
D
*
are
The view on the screen on the right
E
switches to the front-side view *
when the CAMERA button is pushed
8 . When the CAMERA button is
*
6 , the Around View
pushed again *
Monitor screen returns to the previous
A .
screen *
D and the front-side
The bird-eye view *
E switch to another when the
view *
“Change View” key is selected using
the INFINITI controller, and then the
9 .
ENTER button is pushed *
The left screen switches to the rear view
when the selector lever is
10
shifted into the R (Reverse) position *
D , *
E
and returns to the front view *
when the selector lever is shifted out of
5 .
the R (Reverse) position *
HOW TO SEE EACH VIEW
WARNING
.
The distance guide line and the vehicle
width line should be used as a reference
only when the vehicle is on a paved,
level surface. The distance viewed on
the monitor is for reference only and
may be different than the actual distance between the vehicle and displayed
objects.
.
Use the displayed lines and the bird-eye
view as a reference. The lines and the
bird-eye view are greatly affected by the
number of occupants, fuel level, vehicle
position, road condition and road grade.
.
If the tires are replaced with different
sized tires, the predicted course line and
the bird-eye view may be displayed
incorrectly.
.
When driving the vehicle up a hill,
objects viewed in the monitor are
further than they appear. When driving
the vehicle down a hill, objects viewed
in the monitor are closer than they
appear. Use the mirrors or actually look
to properly judge distances to other
objects.
B , *
C
*
.
Push another button on the control
panel to quit the Around View Monitor.
.
The Around View Monitor can be set to
C , *
E
display the front-side view *
initially.
The vehicle width and predicted course
lines are wider than the actual width and
course.
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Front and rear view
Guiding lines, which indicate the vehicle
width and distances to objects with reA , are
ference to the vehicle body line *
displayed on the monitor.
km/h).
WARNING
.
The distance between objects viewed in
the rear view differs from actual distance because a wide-angle lens is
used. Objects in the rear view will
appear visually opposite like ones
viewed in the inside and outside mirrors.
.
On a snow-covered or slippery road,
there may be a difference between the
predicted course line and the actual
course line.
.
If the battery is disconnected or becomes discharged, the predicted course
lines may be displayed incorrectly. If
this occurs, perform the following procedure:
Distance guide lines:
Indicate distances from the vehicle body.
1 : approx. 1.5 ft (0.5 m)
*
2 : approx. 3 ft (1 m)
. Yellow line *
3 : approx. 7 ft (2 m)
. Green line *
4 : approx. 10 ft (3 m)
. Green line *
5 :
Vehicle width guide lines *
.
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Front view
Red line
Indicate the vehicle width when backing
up.
Predicted course lines
6 :
*
Indicate the predicted course when operating the vehicle. The predicted course lines
will be displayed on the monitor when the
steering wheel is turned. The predicted
course lines will move depending on how
much the steering wheel is turned and will
not be displayed while the steering wheel
is in the neutral position.
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Rear view
The front view will not be displayed when
the vehicle speed is above 6 MPH (10
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.
.
— Turn the steering wheel from lock to
lock while the engine is running.
— Drive the vehicle on a straight road
for more than 5 minutes.
When the steering wheel is turned with
the ignition switch in the ACC position,
the predicted course lines may be
displayed incorrectly.
The displayed lines on the rear view will
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yellow for 7 seconds after the bird-eye view
is displayed.
appear slightly off to the right because
the rear view camera is not installed in
the rear center of the vehicle.
When the corner of the vehicle moves
3
closer to an object, the sonar indicator *
appears.
NOTE:
When the monitor displays the front view
and the steering wheel turns about 90
degrees or less from the neutral position,
both the right and left predicted course
6 are displayed. When the steering
lines *
wheel turns about 90 degrees or more, a
line is displayed only on the opposite side
of the turn.
WARNING
.
Objects in the bird-eye view will appear
further than the actual distance because
the bird-eye view is a pseudo view that
is processed by combining the views
from the cameras on the outside mirrors, the front and the rear of the
vehicle.
.
Tall objects, such as a curb or vehicle,
may be misaligned or not displayed at
the seam of the views.
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Bird-eye view
The bird-eye view shows the overhead view
of the vehicle which helps confirm the
vehicle position and the predicted course
to a parking space.
.
1 shows the position of
The vehicle icon *
the vehicle. Note that the size of the
vehicle icon on the bird-eye view may
differ somewhat from the actual vehicle.
Objects that are above the camera
cannot be displayed.
.
The view for the bird-eye view may be
misaligned when the camera position
alters.
2
The areas that the cameras cannot cover *
are indicated in black.
.
A line on the ground may be misaligned
and is not seen as being straight at the
seam of the views. The misalignment
will increase as the line proceeds away
from the vehicle.
After pushing the ignition switch, with the
Blind-Area Reminder turned to ON, the
2
non-viewable area *
is highlighted in
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when a corner of the vehicle moves closer
to an object.
4 can be turned off.
The sonar indicator *
See “AROUND VIEW MONITOR SETTINGS”
later in this section.
CAUTION
The turn signal light may overlap with the
side-of-vehicle line. This is not a malfunction.
Infrared illumination:
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Front-side view
Guiding lines:
Guiding lines that indicate the width and
the front end of the vehicle are displayed
on the monitor.
1 shows the front
The front-of-vehicle line *
part of the vehicle.
2
shows the
The side-of-vehicle line *
vehicle width including the outside mirror.
3
1
The extensions *
of both the front *
2 lines are shown with a green
and side *
dotted line.
The corner sonar indicator
4
*
The images on the front-side view can be
displayed at night using the infrared
illumination on the outside mirror.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREDICTED
AND ACTUAL DISTANCES
The distance guide line and the vehicle
width guide line on the front and the rear
view should be used as a reference only
when the vehicle is on a level, paved
surface. The distance viewed on the monitor is for reference only and may be
different than the actual distance between
the vehicle and displayed objects.
will appear
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Moving to a steep uphill
When moving the vehicle up a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width
guide lines are shown closer than the
actual distance. For example, the display
A , but the
shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the place *
actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on the hill is
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B . Note that any object on the
the place *
hill is viewed in the monitor further than it
appears.
B . Note that any object on the
the place *
hill is viewed in the monitor closer than it
appears.
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Moving to a steep downhill
When moving the vehicle down a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width
guide lines are shown further than the
actual distance. For example, the display
A , but the
shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the place *
actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on the hill is
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actual moving course.
CAMERA AIDING CORNER SONAR
FUNCTION
When the corner of the vehicle moves
closer to the object while the Around View
Monitor is displayed, an indicator is
displayed and a tone is sounded by the
sonar function to warn the driver.
The color of the sonar indicator and the
pattern of the tone vary according to the
distance to the object.
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Moving near a projecting object
A do not touch
The predicted course lines *
the object in the display. However, the
vehicle may hit the object if it projects over
the actual moving course.
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Moving closer to a projecting object
C is shown further than the
The position *
B in the display. However, the
position *
C
is actually at the same
position *
A . The vehicle
distance as the position *
may hit the object when moving toward the
A if the object projects over the
position *
When the object is detected, the indicator
(green) appears and blinks and the tone
sounds intermittently. When the vehicle
moves closer to the object, the color of the
indicator turns yellow and the rate of the
blinking and the volume of the tone
increase. When the corner of the vehicle
is very close to the object, the indicator
stops blinking and turns red, and the tone
sounds continuously.
Keep the sonar sensors (located on the
front and rear bumper fascia) free from
snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt.
Do not clean the sensors with sharp
objects. If the sensors are covered, the
accuracy of the corner sonar function will
be diminished.
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activation.
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To turn off the tone sound, select the
1 using the INFINITI controller
“Beep” key *
and push the ENTER button.
WARNING
.
The corner sonar function is not designed to prevent the object.
.
The colors of the sonar indicator and the
distance guide lines in the front/rear
view indicate different distances to the
object.
.
Inclement weather may affect the function of the sonar system; this may
include reduced performance or a false
.
This function is designed as an aid to
the driver in detecting large stationary
objects to help avoid damaging the
vehicle. The system will not detect small
objects below the bumper, and may not
detect objects close to the bumper or on
the ground.
.
If your vehicle sustains damage to the
bumper fascia, leaving it misaligned or
bent, the sensing zone may be altered
causing inaccurate measurement of obstacles or false alarms.
View Monitor while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure the parking brake is firmly
applied.
CAUTION
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible to hear the tone clearly.
HOW TO ADJUST THE SCREEN VIEW
To adjust the Display ON/OFF, Brightness,
Tint, Color, Contrast and Black Level of the
Around View Monitor, push the SETTING
button with the Around View Monitor on,
select the item key and adjust the level
using the INFINITI controller.
Do not adjust the Brightness, Tint, Color,
Contrast and Black Level of the Around
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Predictive Course Line:
When this item is turned to ON, the
predictive course line is displayed in the
front and the rear view.
while the shift lever is in a position
other than the R (Reverse) position.
.
The display of images on the screen
may be delayed after screens are
switched. Objects in the Around View
Monitor may be distorted momentarily
until the Around View Monitor screen is
displayed completely.
.
When the temperature is extremely
high or low, the screen may not display
objects clearly. This is not a malfunction.
.
When strong light directly shines on the
camera, objects may not be displayed
clearly. This is not a malfunction.
.
The screen may flicker under fluorescent light. This is not a malfunction.
.
The colors of objects on the Around
View Monitor may differ somewhat
from those of the actual object.
.
Objects on the monitor may not be
clear and the color of the object may
differ in a dark location or at night. This
is not a malfunction.
.
There may be differences in clearness
between each camera view of the birdeye view.
.
If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the
Default to Front-Side View:
With this item turned to ON, the front-side
view is initially displayed instead of the
bird-eye view when the Around View
Monitor is displayed.
Corner Sonar Sensitivity:
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Adjust the sensitivity level of the corner
sonar sensor higher (right) or lower (left).
AROUND VIEW MONITOR SETTINGS
Blind-Area Reminder:
To set up the Around View Monitor to your
preferred settings, push the SETTING
button, select “Others” using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button. Then
select the “Camera” key and push the
ENTER button.
With this item turned to ON, the nonviewable area is highlighted in yellow for 7
seconds after the bird-eye view is displayed.
Sonar Display:
When this item is turned to ON, the corner
sonar indicator is displayed in the frontside view.
OPERATING TIPS
.
The screen displayed on the Around
View Monitor will automatically return
to the previous screen 3 minutes after
the CAMERA button has been pushed
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VENTILATORS
camera, the Around View Monitor may
not display objects clearly. Clean the
camera.
.
Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner
to clean the camera. This will cause
discoloration. To clean the camera,
wipe with a cloth that has been
dampened with a diluted mild cleaning
agent and then wipe with a dry cloth.
.
Do not damage the camera because the
monitor screen may be adversely affected.
.
Do not use wax on the camera window.
Wipe off any wax with a clean cloth that
has been dampened with a mild
detergent diluted with water.
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Rear
Open or close, and adjust the air flow
direction of ventilators.
Center ventilators
:
This symbol indicates that the
vents are closed.
:
This symbol indicates that the
vents are open.
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Side ventilators
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AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
WARNING
.
The air conditioner cooling function
operates only when the engine is running.
.
Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the support of
others alone in your vehicle. Pets should
not be left alone either. On hot, sunny
days, temperatures in a closed vehicle
could quickly become high enough to
cause severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
.
Do not use the recirculation mode for
long periods as it may cause the interior
air to become stale and the windows to
fog up.
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You can individually set the driver and front
passenger side temperature using each
temperature control button.
Start the engine and operate the automatic
climate control system.
When the “STATUS” button is pushed, the
automatic climate control status screen
will appear. (See “HOW TO USE STATUS
BUTTON” earlier in this section.)
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1. “AUTO” automatic climate control ON
button/Temperature control dial (driver
side)
2. “A/C” air conditioner ON/OFF button
3. “
” fan speed increase button
4. “
” front defroster button
5. “MODE” manual air flow control button
6. “DUAL” zone control ON/OFF button/
Temperature control dial (passenger
side)
7. “OFF” button for climate control system
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Without Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS)
8. “
” fan speed decrease button
9. “
” rear window defroster button
(See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section.)
10. “
” intake air control button
” auto-recirculation button/
11. “
intake air control button
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
Automatic operation
Cooling and/or dehumidified heating
(AUTO):
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With Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS)
This mode may be used all year round. The
system works automatically to control the
inside temperature, air flow distribution
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and fan speed after the preferred temperature is set manually.
1. Push the “AUTO” button on. (The
indicator on the button will illuminate
and AUTO will be displayed.)
2. Turn the temperature control dial (driver side) to set the desired temperature.
Adjust the temperature to about 758F
(248C) for normal operation.
.
The temperature of the passenger
compartment will be maintained
automatically. Air flow distribution
and fan speed will also be controlled automatically.
3. You can individually set driver and front
passenger side temperature using each
temperature control button. When the
“DUAL” button is pushed or the passenger side temperature control button
is turned, the DUAL indicator will come
on. To turn off the passenger side
temperature control, push the “DUAL”
button.
4. To turn off the climate control system,
push the “OFF” button.
A visible mist may be seen coming from the
ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the
air is cooled rapidly. This does not indicate
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a malfunction.
of the windows, push the fan speed
increase button “
” and set it to the
maximum position.
Heating (A/C OFF):
The air conditioner does not activate in this
mode. When you need to heat only, use
this mode.
1. Push the “AUTO” button on.
2. Push the “A/C” button. (The A/C
indicator will turn off.)
3. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
.
.
.
The temperature of the passenger
compartment will be maintained automatically. Air flow distribution and fan
speed are also controlled automatically.
Do not set the temperature lower than
the outside air temperature. Otherwise
the system may not work properly.
Not recommended if windows fog up.
Dehumidified defrosting or defogging:
.
As soon as possible after the windshield is clean, push the “AUTO” button
to return to the auto mode.
.
When the “
” front defroster button
is pushed, the air conditioner will
automatically be turned on at outside
temperatures above 238F (−58C) to
defog the windshield, and the air
recirculate mode will automatically be
turned off.
Outside air is drawn into the passenger
compartment to improve the defogging
performance.
Manual operation
Fan speed control:
Push the fan speed increase “
” or
decrease “
” buttons to manually control the fan speed.
1. Push the “
” front defroster button.
(The indicator light on the button will
illuminate.)
Push the “AUTO” button to return to
automatic control of the fan speed.
2. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
Push the intake air control button to
recirculate interior air inside the vehicle.
The indicator light on the “
” side will
.
To quickly remove ice from the outside
Air recirculation:
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illuminate.
The air recirculation mode cannot be
activated when the air conditioner is in
the front defrosting mode “
”.
Outside air circulation:
Push the intake air control button to draw
outside air into the passenger compart” side
ment. The indicator light on the “
will turn off and “
” (if so equipped) will
illuminate.
To return to the automatic control
mode, push the intake air control
button until the indicator light on the
“
” side illuminates. The Advanced
Climate Control System (ACCS) turns on
and the intake air will be controlled
automatically.
Air flow control:
Pushing the “MODE” manual air flow
control button selects the air outlet to:
:
Air flows from center and side
ventilators.
In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be
controlled automatically. To manually control the intake air, push the intake air
control button.
:
Air flows from center and side
ventilators and foot outlets.
:
Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
.
:
Air flows from defroster and foot
outlets.
Automatic intake air control:
Without Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS):
To return to the automatic control
mode, push the intake air control
button for about 2 seconds. The indicator lights (both air recirculation
“
” and outside air circulation
“
” sides) will flash twice, and then
the intake air will be controlled automatically.
.
With Advanced Climate Control System
(ACCS):
To turn the system off:
Push the “OFF” button.
Advanced Climate Control System
(ACCS) (if so equipped)
The Advanced Climate Control System
(ACCS) keeps the air inside of the vehicle
clean, using the ion control and the
automatic air intake control with exhaust
gas detecting sensor.
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Ion control:
The Advanced Climate Control System
(ACCS) adjusts the air quality in the
passenger compartment by adding ions
into the air blown from the ventilators.
This function has two ion control modes,
“clean” and “ion control”. When the heater
or air conditioner is turned on, the clean
mode automatically starts operating and
then switches to the ion control mode.
Each mode alternates approximately every
15 minutes.
When in the automatic intake air control
mode, the clean mode operates for 30
minutes.
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The current ion mode is indicated by the
ion indicator displayed on the screen.
illuminate and the exhaust gas detection
sensor will turn on.
.
.
The air flow control is not in the front
defogger mode (the indicator light on
the “
” front defroster button is
turned off).
.
The outside temperature is about 08C
(328F) or more.
Clean mode
Both positive ions and negative ions
are emitted from the ventilators, which
helps improve the air quality in the
passenger compartment by neutralizing
airborne particles, such as dust, pollen
and other impurities. When the clean
mode is operating, the ion indicator
illuminates in blue.
.
Ion control mode
Negative ions emitted from the ventilators help purify the air in the passenger
compartment. When the ion control
mode is operating, the ion indicator
illuminates in green.
Exhaust gas detection sensor:
When the automatic intake air control is
ON, for the first 5 minutes, the recirculation mode is selected to prevent dust, dirt
and pollen from entering the vehicle and
cleans the air inside of the vehicle with
positive and negative ions that are emitted
from the ventilator.
OPERATING TIPS
After the 5 minutes, the sensor detects
exhaust gas and automatically alternates
between the recirculation mode and outside air circulation mode.
A on the instrument
The sunload sensor *
panel helps maintain a constant temperature. Do not put anything on or around this
sensor.
This vehicle is equipped with an exhaust
gas detection sensor. When the automatic
intake air control is ON, the sensor detects
pollutants such as CO and NO2 outside and
the system automatically changes from the
outside air circulation mode to the recirculation mode.
When the intake air control button is
pushed under the following conditions,
the indicator light on the “
” side will
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IN-CABIN MICROFILTER
The climate control system is equipped
with an in-cabin microfilter which collects
dirt, pollen, dust, etc. To make sure the air
conditioner heats, defogs, and ventilates
efficiently, replace the filter in accordance
with the maintenance schedule in the
INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide.
To replace the filter, contact an INFINITI
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AUDIO SYSTEM
dealer.
The filter should be replaced if air flow is
extremely decreased or when windows fog
up easily when operating heater or air
conditioning system.
SERVICING CLIMATE CONTROL
The climate control system in your INFINITI
is charged with a refrigerant designed with
the environment in mind. This refrigerant
will not harm the earth’s ozone layer.
However, special charging equipment and
lubricant are required when servicing your
INFINITI air conditioner. Using improper
refrigerants or lubricants will cause severe
damage to your climate control system.
(See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical
and consumer information” section for
climate control system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations.)
Your INFINITI dealer will be able to service
your environmentally friendly climate control system.
WARNING
The system contains refrigerant under high
pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air
conditioner service should be done only by
an experienced technician with the proper
equipment.
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Radio
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and push the “RADIO” button to
turn on the radio. If you listen to the radio
with the engine not running, the ignition
switch should be pushed to the ACC
position.
Radio reception is affected by station
signal strength, distance from radio transmitter, buildings, bridges, mountains and
other external influences. Intermittent
changes in reception quality normally are
caused by these external influences.
Using a cellular phone in or near the
vehicle may influence radio reception
quality.
Radio reception:
Your INFINITI radio system is equipped with
state-of-the-art electronic circuits to enhance radio reception. These circuits are
designed to extend reception range, and to
enhance the quality of that reception.
However there are some general characteristics of both FM and AM radio signals that
can affect radio reception quality in a
moving vehicle, even when the finest
equipment is used. These characteristics
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from a station transmitter, the signals will
tend to fade and/or drift.
are completely normal in a given reception
area, and do not indicate any malfunction
in your INFINITI radio system.
Static and flutter: During signal interference from buildings, large hills or due to
antenna position, usually in conjunction
with increased distance from the station
transmitter, static or flutter can be heard.
This can be reduced by lowering the treble
setting to reduce the treble response.
Reception conditions will constantly
change because of vehicle movement.
Buildings, terrain, signal distance and
interference from other vehicles can work
against ideal reception. Described below
are some of the factors that can affect your
radio reception.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to
emit from the audio system speakers.
Storing the device in a different location
may reduce or eliminate the noise.
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FM radio reception:
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25
to 30 miles (40 to 48 km), with monaural
(single channel) FM having slightly more
range than stereo FM. External influences
may sometimes interfere with FM station
reception even if the FM station is within
25 miles (40 km). The strength of the FM
signal is directly related to the distance
between the transmitter and receiver. FM
signals follow a line-of-sight path, exhibiting many of the same characteristics as
light. For example they will reflect off
objects.
Fade and drift: As your vehicle moves away
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Multipath reception: Because of the reflective characteristics of FM signals, direct
and reflected signals reach the receiver at
the same time. The signals may cancel
each other, resulting in momentary flutter
or loss of sound.
AM radio reception:
AM signals, because of their low frequency,
can bend around objects and skip along
the ground. In addition, the signals can be
bounced off the ionosphere and bent back
to earth. Because of these characteristics.
AM signals are also subject to interference
as they travel from transmitter to receiver.
Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing
through freeway underpasses or in areas
with many tall buildings. It can also occur
for several seconds during ionospheric
turbulence even in areas where no obstacles exist.
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changer.
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic
lights.
.
During cold weather or rainy days,
player may malfunction due to
humidity. If this occurs, remove
CD and dehumidify or ventilate
player completely.
.
The player may skip while driving on
rough roads.
.
The CD player sometimes cannot function when the passenger compartment
temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
.
Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm)
round discs that have the “COMPACT
disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc
or packaging.
.
Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
.
CDs that are of poor quality, dirty,
scratched, covered with fingerprints, or
that have pin holes may not work
properly.
.
The following CDs may not work
properly:
Satellite radio reception:
When the satellite radio is first installed or
the battery has been replaced, the satellite
radio may not work properly. This is not a
malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes
with satellite radio ON for satellite radio to
receive all of the necessary data.
The satellite radio mode requires an active
XM® satellite radio service subscription.
Satellite radio is not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
Satellite radio performance may be affected if cargo carried on the roof blocks
the satellite radio signal.
If possible, do not put cargo near the
satellite antenna.
A build up of ice on the satellite radio
antenna can affect satellite radio performance. Remove the ice to restore satellite
radio reception.
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Compact Disc (CD) player
.
Do not force a compact disc into the CD
insert slot. This could damage the CD
and/or CD changer/player.
.
Trying to load a CD with the CD door
closed could damage the CD and/or CD
the
the
the
the
— Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
— Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
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— Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
.
The CD can be played when the
temperature of the player returns to
normal.
Do not use the following CDs as they
may cause the CD player to malfunction.
.
This audio system can only play prerecorded CDs. It has no capabilities to
record or burn CDs.
.
If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
CHECK DISC:
— Confirm that the CD is inserted
correctly (the label side is facing
up, etc.).
— Confirm that the CD is not bent or
warped and it is free of scratches.
PUSH EJECT:
CompactFlash (CF) player
.
Large video podcast files cause slow
responses in the iPod®. The vehicle
center display may momentarily black
out, but it will soon recover.
.
Do not force a CF card into the slot. This
could damage the CF card and/or
player.
.
During cold weather or rainy days, the
player may malfunction due to the
humidity. If this occurs, remove the
CF card and dehumidify or ventilate the
player completely.
.
If the iPod® automatically selects large
video podcast files while in the shuffle
mode, the vehicle center display may
momentarily black out, but it will soon
recover.
.
The CF player sometimes cannot function when the passenger compartment
temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
.
Improperly plugging in the iPod® may
cause a checkmark to be displayed on
and off (flickering). Always make sure
that the iPod® is connected properly.
.
Do not expose a CF card to direct
sunlight.
.
.
Confirm that a CF card is inserted
correctly.
The iPod® nano (2nd Generation) will
continue to fast forward or rewind if it
is disconnected during a seek operation.
.
An incorrect song title may appear
when the Play Mode is changed while
using the iPod® nano (2nd Generation).
.
Audiobooks may not play in the same
This is an error due to the temperature
inside the player is too high. Remove
the CD by pushing the EJECT button,
and after a short time reinsert the CD.
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Some characters used in other languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) are
not displayed properly on the vehicle
center screen. We recommend using
English language characters with an
iPod®.
The file is unplayable in this audio
system (only MP3 or WMA CD).
— CDs that are not round
— CDs that are warped, scratched, or
have abnormal edges
.
UNPLAYABLE:
— 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
— CDs with a paper label
iPod® player (if so equipped)
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order as they appear on the iPod®.
.
.
.
.
®
Do not connect the cable to the iPod® if
the cable and/or connectors are wet. It
may damage the iPod®.
The iPod nano (1st Generation) may
remain in fast forward or rewind mode
if it is connected during a seek operation. In this case, please manually
reset the iPod®.
.
If you are using an iPod® (3rd Generation with Dock connector), do not use
very long names for the song title,
album name or artist name to avoid the
iPod® from resetting itself.
.
If the connector is exposed to fluids
other than water, evaporative residue
may cause a short between the connector pins. In this case, replace the
cable, otherwise damage to the iPod®
and a loss of function may occur.
.
If the cable is damaged (insulation cut,
connectors cracked, contamination
such as liquids, dust, dirt, etc. in the
connectors), do not use the cable and
contact an INFINITI dealer to replace
the cable with a new one.
.
When not in use for extended periods
of time, store the cable in a clean, dust
free environment at room temperature
and without direct sun exposure.
.
Do not use the cable for any other
purposes other than its intended use in
the vehicle.
Be careful not to do the following, or
the cable could be damaged and a loss
of function may occur.
— Bend the cable excessively (1.6 in
(40 mm) radius minimum).
— Twist the cable excessively (more
than 180 degrees).
— Pull or drop the cable.
— Close the center console lid on the
cable or connectors.
— Store objects with sharp edges in
the storage where the cable is
stored.
— Spill liquids on the cable and connectors.
If the cable and connectors are exposed to water, allow the cable and/or
connectors to dry completely before
connecting the cable to the iPod® (wait
24 hours for it to dry).
* iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other coun-
tries.
Compact Disc (CD)/CompactFlash
(CF) with MP3 or WMA
Explanation of terms:
.
MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving
Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3.
MP3 is the most well known compressed digital audio file format. This
format allows for near “CD quality”
sound, but at a fraction of the size of
normal audio files. MP3 conversion of
an audio track from CD/CF can reduce
the file size by approximately 10:1 ratio
(Sampling: 44.1 kHz, Bit rate: 128
kbps) with virtually no perceptible loss
in quality. MP3 compression removes
the redundant and irrelevant parts of a
sound signal that the human ear
doesn’t hear.
.
WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA) is
a compressed audio format created by
Microsoft as an alternative to MP3. The
WMA codec offers greater file compression than the MP3 codec, enabling
storage of more digital audio tracks in
the same amount of space when
compared to MP3s at the same level
of quality.
.
Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number
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of bits per second used
music files. The size and
compressed digital audio
mined by the bit rate
encoding the file.
by a digital
quality of a
file is deterused when
.
Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency is the rate at which the samples
of a signal are converted from analog to
digital (A/D conversion) per second.
.
Multisession — Multisession is one of
the methods for writing data to media.
Writing data once to the media is called
a single session, and writing more than
once is called a multisession.
.
ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is
the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA
file that contains information about the
digital music file such as song title,
artist, album title, encoding bit rate,
track time duration, etc. ID3 tag information is displayed on the Album/
Artist/Track title line on the display.
*
Windows® and Windows Media® are
registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States of America and/or other countries.
and/or other countries.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation in the United States of America
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Playback order:
Music playback order of the CD/CF with
MP3 or WMA is as illustrated above.
.
The folder names of folders not containing MP3/WMA files are not shown in
the display.
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.
If there is a file in the top level of the
disc, “Root Folder” is displayed.
.
The playback order is the order in
which the files were written by the
writing software, so the files might not
play in the desired order.
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Specification chart:
Supported media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CF
Supported file systems
CD, CD-R, CD-RW:
ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo, Joliet
* ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
CompactFlash card:
FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
Version
MP3
Supported
versions*1
WMA*2
8 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate
8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR*4
Version
WMA7, WMA8, WMA9
Sampling frequency
32 kHz - 48 kHz
Bit rate
32 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR*4
Tag information (Song title and Artist name)
Folder levels
Text character number limitation
Displayable character codes*3
*1
*2
*3
*4
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Sampling frequency
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3, VER2.4 (MP3 only)
WMA tag (WMA only)
With navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
Without navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders and files: 999 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
With navigation system: 128 characters
Without navigation system: 64 characters
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 NonBOM Big Endian), 05: UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)
Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly.
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Troubleshooting guide:
Symptom
Cause and Countermeasure
Check if the CD/CF was inserted correctly.
Check if the CD/CF is scratched or dirty.
Check if there is condensation inside the player, and if there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about
1 hour) before using the player.
If there is a temperature increase error, the player will play correctly after it returns to the normal
temperature.
Cannot play
If there is a mixture of music CD files (CD-DA data) and MP3/WMA files on a CD, only the music CD files
(CD-DA data) will be played.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the
character codes and number of characters for folder names and file names should be in compliance with
the specifications.
Check if the disc or the file is generated in an irregular format. This may occur depending on the variation
or the setting of MP3/WMA writing applications or other text editing applications.
Check if the finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc.
Check if the CD/CF is protected by copyright.
Poor sound quality
Check if the CD/CF is scratched or dirty.
It takes a relatively long time before the
music starts playing.
If there are many folder or file levels on the MP3/WMA CD/CF, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may
be required before the music starts playing.
Music cuts off or skips
The writing software and hardware combination might not match, or the writing speed, writing depth,
writing width, etc., might not match the specifications. Try using the slowest writing speed.
Skipping with high bit rate files
Skipping may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma”, or when
play is prohibited by copyright protection, the player will skip to the next song.
The songs do not play back in the desired The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software, so the files might
not play in the desired order.
order.
Move immediately to the next song when
playing.
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10. CompactFlash (CF) card slot (models
with navigation system) (located under
the climate controls)
No satellite radio reception is available
unless an XM® satellite radio service
subscription is active.
The audio control buttons are also located
on the center multi-function control panel.
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1. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
5. FF (fast forward) button for SEEK/TRACK
2. Radio PRESET A-B-C selector button
6. Radio tuning / MP3/WMA folder selector / AUDIO control knob
3. Radio SCAN (tuning)/CD RPT (repeat)
play button
4. Radio CAT (category)/REW (rewind)
button for SEEK/TRACK
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7. CD EJECT button
8. Radio station and CD selector buttons
9. CD LOAD button (if so equipped)
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FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) CHANGER
For all operation precautions, see “AUDIO
OPERATION PRECAUTIONS” earlier in this
section.
The satellite radio mode requires an active
XM® satellite radio service subscription.
Satellite radio is not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
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With navigation system
1. AM·FM·SAT band select button
Without navigation system
1. RADIO AM·FM band select button
2. DISC·AUX button
2. DISC button
It may take some time to receive the
activation signal after subscribing to the
XM® satellite radio. After receiving the
activation signal, an available station list
will be automatically updated in the radio.
For XM®, push the ignition switch from
LOCK to ACC to update the station list.
Audio main operation
Head unit:
The radio has an FM diversity reception
system, which employs two antennas
printed on the rear window. This system
automatically switches to the antenna
which is receiving less interference.
The auto loudness circuit enhances the low
and high frequency ranges automatically in
both radio reception and CD playback.
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ON·OFF/Volume control:
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and then push the ON·OFF/
VOLUME control knob while the system is
off to call up the mode (radio, CD or AUX)
which was playing immediately before the
system was turned off. While the system is
on, pushing the ON·OFF/VOLUME control
knob turns the system off.
Turn the ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob to
adjust the volume.
Adjusting tone quality and speaker balance:
To adjust Bass, Treble, Balance and Fade,
push the Audio control knob. When the
display shows the setting you want to
change (Bass, Treble, Balance and Fade),
rotate the Audio control knob to set the
desired setting. For the other setting
methods, see “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” earlier in this section.
This vehicle has some sound effect functions as follows (if so equipped):
.
Driver’s Audio Stage
.
Speed Sensitive Volume
For more details, see “VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS” earlier in this section.
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FM-AM-SAT radio operation
or
radio (FM/AM/SAT) band
select:
Pushing the radio band select button will
change the band as follows:
TUNE (Tuning):
.
Turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob for manual
tuning.
.
The last station played will also come on
when the ON·OFF/VOL control knob is
pushed to ON.
The satellite radio mode requires an active
XM® satellite radio service subscription.
Satellite radio is not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
If another audio source is playing when the
radio band select button is turned to ON,
the audio source will automatically be
turned off and the last radio station played
will come on.
When the stereo broadcast signal is weak,
the radio will automatically change from
stereo to monaural reception.
For XM satellite radio
Turn the TUNE/FOLDER knob to seek
stations from all of the categories when
any CAT is not selected.
AM ? FM ? XM ? AM
When the radio band select button is
pushed while the ignition switch is in the
ACC or ON position, the radio will come on
at the station last played.
For AM and FM radio
SEEK tuning/CATEGORY (CAT):
.
For AM and FM radio
Push the SEEK·CAT or TRACK button
or
to tune from low to high or
high to low frequencies and to stop at
the next broadcasting station.
.
For XM satellite radio
Push the SEEK·CAT or TRACK button
or
to tune to the first station
of the next or previous category.
During satellite radio reception, the following notices will be displayed under certain
conditions.
.
NO SIGNAL (No signal is received while
the SAT tuner is connected.)
.
OFF AIR (Broadcasting signed off)
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.
ANTENNA ERROR (Antenna connection
error)
.
LOADING (When the initial setting is
performed)
.
UPDATING (When the satellite radio
subscription is not active)
.
INVALID CH (Invalid station is received.)
SCAN tuning:
Push the SCAN tuning button to tune from
low to high frequencies and stops at each
broadcasting station for 5 seconds. Pushing the button again during this 5 seconds
period will stop SCAN tuning and the radio
will remain tuned to that station.
If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed
within 5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to
the next station.
PRESET select:
Push the PRESET select button to go to the
next PRESET. After choosing from the
PRESET A, B or C, you can select the
desired station using the INFINITI controller
1
or pushing the station preset buttons *
6 .
to *
1 to *
6 Station memory operations:
*
Six stations can be set for PRESET A, B and
C. The PRESET A, B and C function allows
you to store a combination of FM, AM and
XM stations for easy access.
1. Choose preset station A, B or C using
the preset select button.
information will be displayed on the
screen.
.
CH Name
.
Category
.
Name
.
Title
2. Tune to the desired station using the
SEEK, SCAN or TUNE button.
.
Other
3. Select the desired station and keep
pushing any of the desired station
1 to *
6 until a beep
preset buttons *
sound is heard. (The radio mutes when
the select button is pushed.)
Compact Disc (CD) player/changer
operation
4. The station indicator will then illuminate and the sound will resume.
Memorizing is now complete.
5. Other buttons can be set in the same
manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if
the fuse blows, the radio memory will be
erased. In that case, reset the desired
stations.
Text:
When the “Text” key is selected with the
INFINITI controller on the display and then
the ENTER button is pushed while the
satellite radio is being played, the text
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, push the LOAD button (if so
equipped) and insert the compact disc into
the slot with the label side facing up. The
compact disc will be guided automatically
into the slot and start playing.
After loading the disc, the number of tracks
on the disc and the play time will appear
on the display.
If the radio is already operating, it will
automatically turn off and the compact disc
will play.
If the system has been turned off while the
compact disc was playing, pushing the
ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the
compact disc.
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CD LOAD (if so equipped):
To insert a CD in the CD changer, push the
LOAD button for less than 1.5 seconds.
Select the loading position by pushing the
1
6 , then
CD insert select button *
to *
insert the CD.
To insert 6 CDs to the CD changer in
succession, push the LOAD button for more
than 1.5 seconds.
The inserted slot numbers will illuminate
on the display.
or
PLAY:
When the DISC (CD play) button is pushed
with the system off and the compact disc
loaded, the system will turn on and the
compact disc will start to play.
When the DISC button is pushed with the
compact disc loaded and the radio playing,
the radio will automatically be turned off
and the compact disc will start to play.
When the DISC button is pushed while a CD
is loaded and a medium is played using
the auxiliary input jacks, you can toggle
back and forth between CD and medium.
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Text:
return to normal play speed.
When the “Text” key is selected in the
screen using the INFINITI controller and
then the ENTER button is pushed while the
CD is being played, the music information
below will be displayed on the screen.
When the
or
button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the compact
disc is being played, the next track or the
beginning of the current track on the CD
will be played.
CD:
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when a CD is being played.
.
Disc title
.
Track title
CD with MP3 or WMA:
.
Folder title
.
File title
.
Song title
.
Album title
.
Artist
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind)/APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW:
(fast forward) or
(rewind)
When the
button is pushed for more than 1.5
seconds while the compact disc is being
played, the compact disc will play while
fast forwarding or rewinding. When the
button is released, the compact disc will
CD PLAY selection (if so equipped):
To change to another CD already loaded
into the player, push the CD play select
1
6
buttons *
to *
or choose a disc
displayed on the screen using the INFINITI
controller.
REPEAT (RPT):
When the RPT button is pushed while the
compact disc is played, the play pattern
can be changed as follows:
(CD)
(CD with MP3 or WMA)
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CD EJECT:
PLAY:
When the CD EJECT button is pushed with
the compact disc loaded, the compact disc
will be ejected.
When the DISC button is pushed with the
system off and the CF card inserted, the
system will turn on.
To eject the discs selected by the CD select
button, push the EJECT button for less than
1.5 seconds.
If another audio source is playing and a CF
card is inserted, push the DISC button
repeatedly until the center display changes
to the CompactFlash mode.
To eject all the discs (if so equipped), push
the EJECT button for more than 1.5
seconds.
When this button is pushed while the
compact disc is being played, the compact
disc will come out and the system will turn
off.
If the compact disc comes out and is not
removed, it will be pulled back into the
slot to protect it.
Text:
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COMPACTFLASH (CF) PLAYER OPERATION (models with navigation
system)
Audio main operation
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
A and insert a
position, remove the cover *
B into the slot. Then, push the
CF card *
button repeatedly to switch to the
CompactFlash mode.
If the system has been turned off while the
CompactFlash card was playing, pushing
the ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the
CompactFlash card.
When the “Text” key is selected on the
screen using the INFINITI controller and
then the ENTER button is pushed while the
CF is being played, the music information
below will be displayed on the screen.
.
Folder title
.
Song title
.
Track title
.
Album Title
.
Artist
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind)/APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW:
(fast forward) or
When the
(rewind) button is pushed for more than
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1.5 seconds while the CompactFlash card
is being played, the CompactFlash card will
play while fast forwarding or rewinding.
When the button is released, the CompactFlash card will return to the normal play
speed.
CF EJECT:
When the
or
button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the CompactFlash card is being played, the next track or
the beginning of the current track on the CF
will be played.
The following messages will be displayed
under certain conditions.
When the knob next to the CF slot is
pushed with the CF card inserted, the CF
card will be ejected.
Messages:
.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the CompactFlash card
is being played.
Reading Compact Flash (The system is
reading the CF card inserted in the
slot.)
.
No Compact Flash card (A CF card is not
inserted in the slot.)
Folder selection:
.
Compact Flash read error (The system
cannot read a CF card.)
.
Unplayable file (The system cannot play
a music file.)
.
No audio file (The CF card inserted in
the slot or its folder does not contain
any music files.)
To change to another folder in the CompactFlash card, turn the MP3/WMA folder
selector or choose a folder displayed on
the screen using the INFINITI controller.
REPEAT (RPT):
When the RPT button is pushed while the
CompactFlash card is played, the play
pattern can be changed as follows:
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Type A
Compatibility with other media:
If a commercially available CompactFlash
adapter is inserted into the slot, your
memory media can also be used.
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iPod® PLAYER OPERATION (if so
equipped)
Compatibility
Connecting iPod®
.
Third generation iPod (Firmware version 2.3 or later) (Audiobook and
Podcast are not available)
.
Fourth generation iPod® (Firmware version 3.1.1 or later)
.
Fifth generation iPod® (Firmware version 1.1.2 or later)
.
iPod® mini (Firmware version 1.41 or
later)
.
iPod® photo (Firmware version 1.2.1 or
later)
.
iPod® nano (Firmware version 1.2 or
later)
Open the console lid and connect the cable
1
as illustrated, and then connect the
*
2 .
other end of the cable to your iPod® *
Your vehicle is equipped with the specialized cable for connecting the iPod® to your
vehicle audio unit. The battery of your
iPod® is charged during the connection to
the vehicle.
The display on the iPod® shows an INFINITI
screen when the connection is completed.
While connecting the iPod® to the vehicle,
the iPod® can only be operated by the
vehicle audio controls.
To disconnect the cable from the vehicle
outlet, fully depress the center connector
button to unlatch the connector and pull
the connector straight out of the outlet. To
disconnect the cable from the iPod®, fully
depress the side connector buttons and
pull the iPod® connector straight out of the
iPod®.
* iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
DISC/AUX button:
The following models are available:
®
Make sure that your iPod® firmware is
updated.
When the DISC/AUX button is pushed with
the system off and the iPod® connected,
the system will turn on. If another audio
source is playing and the iPod® is connected, push the DISC button repeatedly
until the center display changes to the
iPod® mode.
Interface:
The interface for iPod® operation shown on
the vehicle center display is similar to the
iPod® interface. Use the INFINITI controller
and the ENTER or BACK button to play the
iPod® with your favorite settings.
The following items can be chosen from the
menu list screen. For further information
about each item, see the iPod® Owner’s
Manual.
.
Playlists
Audio main operation
.
Artists
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position. Then, push the DISC/AUX button
repeatedly to switch to the iPod® mode.
.
Albums
.
Songs
If the system has been turned off while the
iPod® was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/
VOL control knob will start the iPod®.
.
Podcasts
.
Genres
.
Composers
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.
Extreme temperature conditions [below
−48F (−208C) and above 1588F (708C)]
could affect the performance of the hard
disk.
Audiobooks
The following touch-panel buttons shown
on the screen are also available:
.
: returns to the previous screen.
.
: plays/pauses the music selected.
NOTE:
If the hard disk needs to be replaced due
to a malfunction, all stored music data will
be erased.
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind)/APS
(Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW:
or
button is pushed for
When the
more than 1.5 seconds while the iPod® is
playing, the iPod® will play while fast
forwarding or rewinding. When the button
is released, the iPod® will return to the
normal play speed.
When the
or
button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while the iPod® is
playing, the next track or the beginning of
the current track on the iPod® will be
played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the iPod® is playing.
REPEAT (RPT):
When the RPT button is pushed while a
track is being played, the play pattern can
be changed as follows:
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MUSIC BOX HARD DRIVE (models
with navigation system)
The Music Box hard drive audio system can
store songs from CDs being played. The
system has a 9.3 gigabyte (GB) storage
capacity and can record up to 200 hours
(approximately 2,900 songs).
The following CDs can be recorded in the
Music Box hard drive audio system.
.
CDs without MP3/WMA files
.
Hybrid Compact Disc Digital Audio
(Hybrid CD-DA) specification in Super
Audio CDs
.
Compact Disc Digital Audio (CD-DA)
specification in CD-Extras
.
First session of multisession disc
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recording under the following conditions.
.
There is not enough space in the hard
disk
.
The number of albums reaches the
maximum of 500.
.
The number of tracks reaches the
maximum of 3,000.
Automatic recording:
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Recording songs
1. Operate the audio system to play a CD.
For the details of playing CDs, see
“Compact Disc (CD) player/changer
operation” earlier in this section.
2. Select the “REC” key using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
The system starts recording the track being
played and “REC CD” appears on the
screen.
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If the title information of the track being
recorded is stored either in the hard-disk
drive or in the CD, the title is automatically
displayed on the screen. For title acquisition from the hard-disk drive, music
recognition technology and related data
are provided by Gracenote®.
To view the details of the track, select the
“Text” key by touching the screen or using
the INFINITI controller. The track name and
album title are displayed on the screen.
If the “Automatic Recording” function is
turned to ON, recording starts when a CD is
inserted. (See “Music Box settings” later in
this section.)
Stopping recording:
To stop the recording, select the “STOP”
key by touching the screen or using the
INFINITI controller.
If the CD is ejected, the audio system is
turned off or the ignition switch is pushed
to the OFF position, the recording also
stops.
If a track is not recorded successfully due
to skipping sounds, the
mark is
displayed behind the track number.
The Music Box hard drive cannot perform
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section.)
Play mode selection:
Stopping playback:
The system stops playing when:
a. another mode (radio, CD, CompactFlash
or AUX) is selected.
b. the audio system is turned off.
c. the ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
position.
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Playing recorded songs
Select the Music Box hard drive by using
one of the following methods.
.
Push the source select switch on the
steering wheel and the ENTER switch.
(See “STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED CONTROLS FOR AUDIO” later in this section.)
.
Push the DISC button repeatedly until
the center display changes to the Music
Box mode.
.
Give voice commands. (See “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models
with navigation system)” later in this
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To change to another album or artist, turn
the MP3/WMA folder selector.
REPEAT (RPT):
When the RPT button is pushed while a
track is being played, the play pattern can
be changed as follows:
FF (Fast Forward), REW (Rewind)/APS (Automatic Program Search) FF, APS REW:
(fast forward) or
When the
(rewind) button is pushed for more than
1.5 seconds while a track is being played,
the track will play while fast forwarding or
rewinding. When the button is released,
the track will return to the normal play
speed.
When the
or
button is pushed for
less than 1.5 seconds while a track is
being played, the next track or the beginning of the current track will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when a track is being played.
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.
Play by Category
Plays music from one of the following
categories: My Favorites, Hit Songs,
Kids’ Songs and Rarely Played.
.
Search Artists
Displays a list of artists in alphabetical
order. Selecting an artist displays all of
the tracks by the artist and starts
playing the first track.
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There are some options available during
playback. Select one of the following that
are displayed on the screen, if necessary.
.
Menu:
.
Plays tracks in each album. The albums
are sorted in alphabetical order.
Refer to the following information for each
item.
.
Play by Date
Plays tracks in each album. The albums
are sorted in order of the date when
they were stored in the system.
Play by Artist
Plays songs by an artist whose music is
currently being played. The artists are
sorted in alphabetical order.
Play by Album
.
Play by Mood
Plays music from one of the following
moods: Relaxing Music, Lively Music,
Slow Music and Upbeat Music.
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system. The conditions are as follows:
.
Search Albums
Displays the following information
about the Music Box hard drive:
Decade (All, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and
’10s and After)
a. Music Box Used / Free Space
(Information about “Saved Album”,
“Saved Track” and “Remaining
Time” is displayed.)
Category (Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz, R&B,
Hip Hop, Club/Dance, Punk, Reggae,
Folk, Blues, Country, Metal, Easy Listening, New Age, Soundtrack, Gospel &
Religious, World, Classical, Children’s
and Other)
.
Displays a list of albums in order of the
date when they were stored in the
system. Selecting an album displays all
of the tracks on the album and starts
playing the first track.
Select the “Sort” key to re-sort albums
in one of the following order: Rec.
(Recorded) Date, Name, Release Year,
Artist.
.
Search Song Details
Set the conditions and select the “Start
Song Search” key to search for a
desired song that is stored in the
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Search Keywords
Input a search keyword using the keypad displayed on the screen. (See
“HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models
with navigation system)” earlier in this
section.)
.
Music Box System Info.
Music Tempo (All, Slow, Normal and
Fast)
Group (All, Male Artist, Female Artist,
Group and Duo)
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.
Edit Albums
Select a category (Rec. (Recorded) Date,
Name, Released Year and Artist) and
edit the details using the keypad
displayed on the screen. (See “HOW
TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with
navigation system)” earlier in this
section.)
b. Mood Categories (Number of saved
tracks and their categories (Relaxing
Music, Lively Music, Slow Music,
Upbeat Music and Others) are displayed.)
c. Deleted Items (Information about the
deleted tracks is displayed.)
d. Search Missing Titles
If titles are not displayed for CDs that
have been recorded, titles can be
acquired using one of the following
methods:
— Retrieve from HDD
Searches the title using the database in the hard disk.
— Retrieve from CF
Searches the title from the information acquired on the Internet. Visit
www.infiniti.com/music-update/ for
details.
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played on the screen. (See “HOW TO
USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with
navigation system)” earlier in this
section.)
— Transfer Missing Titles to CF
Transfers the information of the
album recorded without titles to a
CompactFlash card. Visit
www.infiniti.com/music-update/ for
details.
The category of the track can also be
set to Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Hip
Hop, Club/Dance, Punk, Reggae, Folk,
Blues, Country, Metal, Easy Listening,
New Age, Soundtrack, Gospel & Religious, World, Classical, Children’s and
Others.
e. Music Box Settings (See “Music Box
settings” later in this section.)
f. CDDB Version (the version of the
built-in Gracenote Database is displayed.)
.
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Refer to the following information for each
item.
.
Set Mood
Deleted music data can be restored by
performing the following.
1. Select the “Menu” key and then the
“Music Box System Info.” key on the
screen.
Set the mood category of the track to
“Relaxing Music”, “Lively Music”,
“Slow Music” or “Upbeat Music”.
2. Select the “Deleted Items” key and
then the “Album/Track” key.
Delete Track
3. Select the “Restore Album/Track” key
to restore the deleted music data.
Delete the track being played.
.
Reset the mood setting of a track.
Restoring deleted data
Text:
.
Remove Track
Edit Info.
Edit the name of the track being played
and its artist using the keypad dis-
You can also listen to the beginning of each
track that has been deleted by performing
the following.
1. Select the “Menu” key and then the
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“Music Box System Info.” key on the
screen.
Title Text Priority:
Set the priority to CDDB (Compact Disc
Data Base) to acquire track information
from the Gracenote Database or set to CD
TEXT to acquire the information from CDs.
2. Select the “Deleted Items” key and
then the “Play Sample” key.
Delete ALL Music Box Data:
Delete all music data stored on the hard
disk.
Gracenote
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Music Box settings
To set the Music box hard drive to your
preferred settings, select the “Menu” key
during playback, “Music Box System Info.”
key, and “Music Box Settings” key with the
INFINITI controller, and then push the
ENTER button.
.
The service of the Gracenote Database
on the Internet may be stopped without prior notice for maintenance.
End-User License Agreement
Automatic Recording:
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS BELOW.
When this item is turned to ON, the Music
Box hard drive automatically starts recording when a CD is inserted.
Gracenote® MusicID® Terms of Use
Recording Quality:
Set the recording quality of 105 kbps or
132 kbps. The default is set to 132 kbps.
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NOTE:
. The information contained in the
Gracenote Database is not fully guaranteed.
This device contains software from Gracenote, Inc. of Emeryville, California (“Gracenote”). The software from Gracenote (the
“Gracenote Software”) enables this application to do online disc identification and
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obtain music-related information, including name, artist, track, and title information (“Gracenote Data”) from online servers
(“Gracenote Servers”) and to perform other
functions. You may use Gracenote Data
only by means of the intended End-User
functions of this device.
You agree that you will use Gracenote Data,
the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote
Servers for your own personal non-commercial use only. You agree not to assign,
copy, transfer or transmit the Gracenote
Software or any Gracenote Data to any
third party. YOU AGREE NOT TO USE OR
EXPLOIT GRACENOTE DATA, THE GRACENOTE SOFTWARE, OR GRACENOTE SERVERS, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED
HEREIN.
You agree that your non-exclusive license
to use the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote
Software, and Gracenote Servers will terminate if you violate these restrictions. If
your license terminates, you agree to cease
any and all use of the Gracenote Data, the
Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers. Gracenote reserves all rights in
Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software,
and the Gracenote Servers, including all
ownership rights. Under no circumstances
will Gracenote become liable for any
payment to you for any information that
you provide. You agree that Gracenote, Inc.
may enforce its rights under this Agreement against you directly in its own name.
The Gracenote MusicID Service uses a
unique identifier to track queries for
statistical purposes. The purpose of a
randomly assigned numeric identifier is
to allow the Gracenote MusicID service to
count queries without knowing anything
about who you are. For more information,
see the web page for the Gracenote Privacy
Policy for the Gracenote MusicID Service.
The Gracenote Software and each item of
Gracenote Data are licensed to you “AS
IS.” Gracenote makes no representations
or warranties, express or implied, regarding the accuracy of any Gracenote Data
from in the Gracenote Servers. Gracenote
reserves the right to delete data from the
Gracenote Servers or to change data
categories for any cause that Gracenote
deems sufficient. No warranty is made that
the Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers are error-free or that functioning of
Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers
will be uninterrupted. Gracenote is not
obligated to provide you with new enhanced or additional data types or categories that Gracenote may provide in the
future and is free to discontinue its online
services at any time.
GRACENOTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GRACENOTE DOES NOT WARRANT
THE RESULTS THAT WILL BE OBTAINED BY
YOUR USE OF THE GRACENOTE SOFTWARE
OR ANY GRACENOTE SERVER. IN NO CASE
WILL GRACENOTE BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
OR FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST
REVENUES.
Copyright:
Music recognition technology and related
data are provided by Gracenote®. Gracenote is the industry standard in music
recognition technology and related content
delivery. For more information visit www.
gracenote.com.
CD and music-related data from Gracenote,
C 2000-2007 Gracenote.
Inc., copyright *
C
2000Gracenote Software, copyright *
2007 Gracenote. This product and service
may practice one or more of the following
U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680;
#6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192,
#6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593,
and other patents issued or pending. Some
services supplied under license from Open
Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523.
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cleaner or alcohol intended for industrial use.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo
and logotype, and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.
.
A new disc may be rough on the inner
and outer edges. Remove the rough
edges by rubbing the inner and outer
edges with the side of a pen or pencil
as illustrated.
CF cards
.
Never touch the terminal portion of the
CompactFlash cards. Do not bend the
cards.
.
Always place the cards in the storage
case when they are not being used.
.
Do not place heavy objects on the
cards.
.
Do not store the cards in highly humid
locations.
.
Do not expose the cards to direct
sunlight.
.
Do not spill any liquids on the cards.
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CD/CF (CompactFlash) CARE AND
CLEANING
CD
.
Handle a CD by its edges. Never touch
the surface of the disc. Do not bend the
disc.
.
Always place the discs in the storage
case when they are not being used.
.
To clean a disc, wipe the surface from
the center to the outer edge using a
clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc
using a circular motion.
Refer to the CompactFlash card Owner’s
Manual for the details.
Do not use a conventional record
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1. Source select switch
2. ENTER (models with navigation system)
or tuning (models without navigation
system) switch
3. BACK switch
4. Volume control switch
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With navigation system
STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED CONTROLS FOR AUDIO
ENTER (models with navigation
system) or tuning (models without
navigation system) switch
Push the switch upward or downward to
select a station, track, CD or folder when
they are listed on the display. You can also
use the ENTER switch to select the items on
the usual setting menu screen.
After selecting an MP3 folder using the up
and down switch, push the ENTER switch to
complete the selection.
While the display is in the NAVI, STATUS or
Audio setting screen, some audio functions
can also be controlled using the ENTER
switch. The function varies depending on if
you push the switch shorter (less than 1.5
seconds) or longer (more than 1.5 seconds).
RADIO:
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” short-
Next or previous preset station
.
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Without navigation system
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” long-
Next or previous station
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button is pushed.)
CD:
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” short-
Next track or the beginning of the
current track
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” long-
.
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
” short-
Next track or the beginning of the
current track
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” long-
Folder change (When the last folder on
a disc is playing, the next disc will be
selected.)
iPod®:
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” short-
Previous or next track (Start/Pause or
Menu can be selected when the ENTER
” long-
Music Box hard drive:
.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” short-
Next track or the beginning of the
current track
.
”/UP “
”/UP “
Rewind or fast forward search
Disc change (When only one disc is
loaded, the 1st track of the disc will be
selected.)
CD/CF with MP3/WMA:
Pushing DOWN “
er
Preset B, Preset C, “iPod ® ” (if so
equipped), “Music Box” (if so equipped),
CD, CompactFlash (if so equipped) and
DVD (if so equipped). If they are not ready
to function, those modes will be skipped.
Pushing DOWN “
er
”/UP “
” long-
Playlist change (When the last playlist
is playing, the next playlist will be
selected.)
BACK switch
Push this switch to go back to the previous
screen or cancel the selection if it is not
completed.
Volume control switches
Push the upper (+) or lower (−) side switch
to increase or decrease the volume.
SOURCE select switch
Push the source select switch to change
the mode in the sequence of Preset A,
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ANTENNA
Window antenna
The antenna pattern is printed inside the
rear window.
.
CAUTION
.
Do not place metalized film near the rear
window glass or attach any metal parts
to it. This may cause poor reception or
noise.
.
When cleaning the inside of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or
damage the rear window antenna.
Lightly wipe along the antenna with a
dampened soft cloth.
— The vehicle enters a garage with a
low ceiling.
— The vehicle is covered with a car
cover.
Always properly tighten the antenna rod
during installation. Otherwise, the antenna rod may break during vehicle
operation.
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Roof antenna
Removing the antenna:
You can remove the antenna if necessary.
Hold the bottom of the antenna and
remove by turning counterclockwise.
CAUTION
.
To avoid damaging or deforming the
antenna, be sure to remove the antenna
under the following conditions.
— The vehicle enters an automatic car
wash.
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INFINITI MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
(MES) (if so equipped)
AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS
The auxiliary input jacks are located in the
center console. NTSC compatible devices
such as video games, camcorders and
portable video players can be connected
to the auxiliary jacks.
The auxiliary jacks are color coded for
identification purposes.
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Type A
.
Yellow - video input
.
White - left channel audio input
.
Red - right channel audio input
Before connecting a device to a jack, turn
off the power of the portable device.
This vehicle is equipped with the mobile
entertainment system, which enables you
to play a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD),
providing the images and sounds both in
the front and rear display screens.
WARNING
.
The driver must not attempt to operate
or view the Mobile Entertainment System (MES) while the vehicle is in motion
so that full attention may be given to
vehicle operation.
.
Do not attempt to modify the system to
display a movie on the front screen
while the vehicle is being driven. Doing
so may distract the driver and may
cause a collision and serious personal
injury or death.
CAUTION
.
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Type B
The glass screen on the liquid crystal
display may break if hit with a hard or
sharp object. If the glass breaks, do not
touch the liquid crystalline material,
which contains a small amount of
mercury. In case of contact with skin,
wash immediately with soap and water.
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.
.
.
Use a damp, soft cloth when cleaning
the Mobile Entertainment System components. Do not use solvents or cleaning solutions.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to use the system in
extreme temperature conditions [below
−48F (−208C) or above 1588F (708C)].
Do not force a DVD into the slot. This
could cause damage the player.
.
Do not use 8 cm (3.1 in) discs.
Displays
To avoid discharging the vehicle battery, do not operate the system more
than 15 minutes without starting the
engine.
Movies will not be shown on the front
display while the vehicle is in any drive
position to reduce driver distraction. Audio
is available when a movie is played. To
view movies in the front display, stop the
vehicle in a safe location, move the
selector lever to the P (Park) position and
apply the parking brake.
.
WARNING
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DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC (DVD)
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Park the vehicle in a safe location and apply
the parking brake to view the images on the
front center display screen using the DVD
drive or other devices connected to the
auxiliary input jacks.
DVD drive
The DVD drive is located inside of the
center console. Insert a DVD into the slot
with the label side facing the front
passenger’s seat side. The DVD will be
guided automatically into the slot.
CAUTION
.
The glass screen on the liquid crystal
display may break if hit with a hard or
sharp object. If the glass breaks, do not
touch the liquid crystalline material,
which contains a small amount of
mercury. In case of contact with skin,
wash immediately with soap and water.
.
Use soft, damp cloth when cleaning the
Mobile Entertainment System components. Do not use solvents or cleaning
When ejecting the DVD, push the EJECT
1 .
button
*
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solutions.
.
CAUTION
Be sure to stow the rear display when it
is not used.
Do not touch the display when it is opening
or closing.
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Flip-down screen
Use the remote controller to operate the
motorized flip-down rear display screen.
1. Push the REAR DISPLAY OPEN/CLOSE
button on the remote controller to open
or close the display.
2. Adjust the display angle by pushing the
DISPLAY TILT button
or
.
The screen can also be opened using the
INFINITI controller. (See “HOW TO USE
SETTING BUTTON” earlier in this section.)
Do not block the range of the wireless
remote controller receiver and wireless
1 .
headphones transmitter *
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Headphones
Headphones are a wireless type and no
cables are necessary. You can use them in
almost all the ranges in the rear seat for
listening to the sound from DVD or AUX. (It
is not possible to use the headphones in
the front seat.)
.
the headphones maybe out of the
range of the transmitter installed in
the rear flip-down display screen. This
is not a malfunction, or
.
the sound may be interrupted temporarily when there is an obstacle between
the headphones and the transmitter.
Remove the obstacle, such as opaque
materials, hands, hair, etc.
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Volume control:
Turn the volume control knob to adjust the
volume.
Power ON/OFF:
The headphones will automatically be
turned off in about 5 minutes if there is
no sound during that period. To prevent the
battery from being discharged, keep the
power turned off when not in use.
Push the POWER button to turn the headphones on or off.
If the sound from the headphones is not
clear it may be because:
.
of an infrared communication device or
cellular phone, turn down the headphone volume or stop using the headphones, or
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4. AUX button
5. ENTER button
6. DISP button
7. VOLUME CONTROL button
or
)
(
8. Headphones button
9. TRACK/CHANNEL button
or
)
(
10. DISPLAY TILT button
(
or
)
11. BACK button
12. ASPECT button
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Remote controller
13. SOUND button
14. Keypad
See “PLAYING A DVD” later in this section
for the function of each buttons.
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Remote controller
The remote controller has the following
controls:
1. REAR DISPLAY OPEN/CLOSE button
2. DVD button
3. Joystick
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Headphones
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Remote controller and headphones
battery replacement
Replace the battery as follows:
1. Open the lid.
2. Replace both batteries with new ones.
.
Size AA (remote control)
.
Size AAA (headphones)
Make sure that the + and 7 ends on
the batteries match the markings inside the compartment.
3. Close the lid securely.
If the battery is removed for any reason
other than replacement, close the lid
securely.
.
If you will not be using the remote
control for long periods of time,
remove the batteries.
.
Replacement of the batteries is
needed when the remote control
only functions at extremely close
distances to the MES or not at all.
.
Be careful not to touch the battery
terminal.
.
An improperly disposed battery can
harm the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery
disposal.
.
may be given to vehicle operation.
When changing batteries, do not let
dust or oil get on the remote control
and headphones.
CAUTION
FCC Notice:
.
Only operate the DVD while the vehicle
engine is running. Operating the DVD for
extended periods of time with the
engine OFF can discharge the vehicle
battery.
.
Do not allow the system to get wet.
Excessive moisture such as spilled
liquids may cause the system to malfunction.
.
While playing VIDEO-CD media, this DVD
player does not guarantee complete
functionality of all VIDEO-CD formats.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
BEFORE OPERATING THE DVD MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Copyright and trademark
.
The technology protected by the U.S.
patent and other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other right holders is adopted
for this system.
.
This copyright protected technology
cannot be used without a permit from
Macrovision Corporation. It is limited to
be personal use, etc., as long as the
permit from Macrovision Corporation is
not issued.
Precautions
Start the engine when using the DVD
entertainment system.
WARNING
The driver must not attempt to operate the
DVD system or wear the headphones while
the vehicle is in motion so that full attention
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.
Modifying or disassembling is prohibited.
.
Dolby digital is manufactured under
license from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
.
Dolby and the double D mark “
”
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories,
Inc.
.
DTS and DTS Digital Surround “
”
are registered trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
DVD.) This vehicle-installed DVD player
cannot play DVDs with a region code other
than “1” or “ALL”.
Parental level (parental control)
DVDs with the parental control setting can
be played with this system. Please use
your own judgement to set the parental
control with the system.
Disc selection
You can play the following disc formats
with the DVD drive:
.
DVD-VIDEO
.
VIDEO-CD
.
CD-DA (Conventional Compact Disc) (CD
with MP3/WMA cannot be played.)
Use DVDs with a region code “1”, “ALL” or
“1 included” for your DVD entertainment
system. (The region code is displayed as a
small symbol printed on the top of the
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Do not use the following DVD’s as they
may cause the DVD player to malfunction:
.
3.1 in (8 cm) discs
.
DVD’s with a region code other than
A is displayed in
“1”. The region code *
a small symbol printed on the top of
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the DVD
B
*
.
DVD’s that are not round
.
DVD’s with a paper label
.
DVD’s that are warped, scratched, or
have unequal edges
.
Recordable digital video discs (DVD-R)
.
Rewritable digital video discs (DVDRW)
Display settings
Rear display:
To adjust the rear display mode, push the
“DISP” (Display) button on the remote
controller.
To adjust the display brightness, tint, color
and contrast, select each key using the
joystick on the remote controller and tilt
the joystick to right or left.
Push the BACK button to apply the settings
and return to the previous display.
Front display:
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To adjust the front display mode, push the
SETTING button while the DVD is being
played, select the “Display” key with the
INFINITI controller, and then push the
ENTER button.
To adjust the display ON/OFF, brightness,
tint, color and contrast, select each key
using the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
Then you can adjust each item using the
INFINITI controller. After changes have
been made press the BACK button to save
the setting.
PLAYING A DVD
DISC·AUX button
Park the vehicle in a safe location for the
front seat occupants to operate the DVD
drive while watching the images.
Push the DISC·AUX button on the instrument panel and turn the display to the DVD
mode.
When a DVD is loaded, it will be replayed
automatically.
The operation screen will be turned on
when the DISC·AUX button located on the
instrument panel is pushed while a DVD is
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matically after a period of time. To turn it
on again, push the DISC·AUX button again.
DVD operation keys
To operate the DVD drive, select the
desired key displayed on the operation
screen using the INFINITI controller.
PAUSE:
Select the “
” key and push the ENTER
button to pause the DVD. To resume
playing the DVD, use the “PLAY” key.
To pause the DVD, it is also possible to
push the “
” button on the keypad of
the remote controller.
PLAY:
Select the “
” key and push the ENTER
button to start playing the DVD, for
example, after pausing the DVD.
To start playing the DVD, it is also possible
to push the “
” button on the keypad of
the remote controller.
to push the “
” button on the keypad of
the remote controller.
SKIP (FORWARD):
Select the “
” key and push the ENTER
button to skip the chapter(s) of the disc
forward. The chapters will advance the
number of times the ENTER button is
pushed.
To skip the chapter(s) forward, it is also
possible to push the “
” button on the
keypad of the remote controller.
SKIP (REWIND):
Select the “
” key and push the ENTER
button to skip the chapter(s) of the disc
backward. The chapters will go back the
number of times the ENTER button is
pushed.
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Setting (front) — DVD VIDEO-1
To skip the chapter(s) backward, it is also
possible to push the “
” button on the
keypad of the remote controller.
STOP:
Select the “
” key and push the ENTER
button to stop playing the DVD.
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To stop playing the DVD, it is also possible
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DVD settings
Select the “Settings” key with the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button to
adjust the following settings.
The items indicated with “*” can also be
set from the rear display. Push the “DVD”
button on the remote controller while a
DVD is being played. Select the preferred
item using the joystick “
” on the
remote controller and push the ENTER
“
” button.
Menu* (DVD-VIDEO):
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Setting (front) — DVD VIDEO-3
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Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-2
Some menus specific to each disc will be
shown. For details, see the instructions
attached to the disc.
Top Menu* (DVD-VIDEO):
Each title menu in the disc will be shown.
For details, see the instructions attached to
the disc.
Audio* (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD) / Subtitle*
(DVD-VIDEO):
Choose the preferred language using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
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Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-1
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To turn off the subtitle, push and hold the
ENTER button until a beep sounds.
Setting (rear) — DVD VIDEO-3
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Display Mode* (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD):
Title Search* (DVD-VIDEO):
specified.
Choose from the “Full”, “Wide”, “Normal”
or “Cinema” mode using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button
again.
The scene with the specified title will be
displayed the number of times the “+” side
or “−” side is selected.
DRC (DVD-VIDEO):
Angle* (DVD-VIDEO):
If the DVD contains different angles (such
as moving images), the current image
angle can be switched to another one.
Select No.* (VIDEO-CD):
Select the “Select No.” key and push the
ENTER button to open the number entry
screen.
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) allows
you to tune the dynamic range of the
sound recorded in the Dolby Digital format.
Remote controller operation
Use the remote controller to adjust the
following items.
Select the “Angle” key and push the ENTER
button. When the “+” side or “−” side is
selected, the angle will change.
Input the number you wish to search for
and select the “OK” key with the INFINITI
controller, and then push the ENTER
button. The specified scene will be played.
Angle Mark (DVD-VIDEO):
Menu Skip (DVD-VIDEO):
Joystick:
When this item is turned on, an angle mark
will be shown on the bottom of the screen
if the scene can be seen from a different
angle.
DVD menus are automatically configured
and the contents will be played directly
when the “Menu Skip” key is turned on.
Note that some discs may not be played
directly even if this item is turned on.
” to select the items
Use the joystick “
displayed on the rear screen.
10 Key Search* (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD,
CD-DA):
DVD Language (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD):
Rear display open/close:
To open or close the flip-down rear display,
push the “
” button.
ENTER button:
” button to make the
Push the ENTER “
selected item complete on the rear screen.
Select the “10 Key Search” key and push
the ENTER button to open the number entry
screen.
Select the “DVD Language” key and push
the ENTER button to open the number entry
screen.
BACK button:
Input the number you want to search for
and select the “OK” key with the INFINITI
controller. Then push the ENTER button.
The specified Title/Chapter or Group/Track
will be played.
Input the number corresponding to the
preferred language and select the “OK”
key with the INFINITI controller. Then push
the ENTER button. The DVD top menu
language will be changed to the one
Display tilt:
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Push to go back to the previous screen or
cancel the selection.
Adjust the display angle by pushing the
DISPLAY TILT button “
”.
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DVD mode:
Headphones:
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To select the DVD mode, push the DVD
button.
The DVD sound can be heard through the
headphones.
AUX mode:
Push the headphones “
” button. Each
time the button is pushed, the headphones
mode will switch to ON or OFF.
Use a lightly dampened, lint free cloth to
clean the surfaces of your Mobile Entertainment System. (DVD player face, screen,
remote controller, etc.)
To select the AUX (auxiliary input jacks),
mode, push the AUX button.
Volume:
To control the volume level, push the VOL
”.
button “
Display:
To adjust the rear display screen (brightness, tint, contrast, etc.), push the DISP
button.
To control the volume of sound from the
headphones, use the volume control knob
attached to the headphones.
.
Do not attempt to operate the system in
extreme humidity conditions (less than
10% or more than 75%).
To skip to the previous or next DVD scene
selection, push the TRACK CH button
“
”.
Keypad:
: PLAY/PAUSE button
To change the display size, push the
ASPECT button. Each time the button is
pushed, the display size will change to
“Cinema”, “Wide”, “Full” or “Normal”.
: STOP button
To change the language, push the SOUND
button. Each time the button is pushed, the
language will change to each language
stored in the DVD.
Do not attempt to operate the system in
extreme temperature conditions [below
−48F (−208C) and above 1588F (708C)].
Track/Channel:
Aspect:
Sound:
.
: FORWARD button
: REWIND button
: FORWARD button for still images (for
DVD-AUDIO)
CAUTION
.
Do not use any solvents or cleaning
solutions when cleaning the video system.
.
Do not use excessive force on the
monitor screen.
.
Avoid touching or scratching the monitor screen as it may become dirty or
damaged.
: REWIND button for still images (for
DVD-AUDIO)
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO
and outer edges. Remove the rough
edges using the side of a pen or pencil
as illustrated.
.
.
Handle the DVD carefully to avoid
contamination or flaws. Otherwise,
signals may not be read properly.
.
Do not write, draw or attach anything
on any side of the DVD.
.
Do not store the DVD in locations with
direct sunlight or in high temperatures
or humidity.
.
Always place discs in the storage case
when they are not being used.
.
Do not put on any sticker or write
anything on either surface of the DVD.
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How to handle the DVD
CAUTION
.
Handle a DVD by its edges. Never touch
the surface of the disc.
.
To clean a disc, wipe the surface from
the center to the outer edge using a
clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the disc
using a circular motion.
.
Do not use a conventional record cleaner, benzine, thinner or alcohol intended for industrial use.
.
A new disc may be rough on its inner
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Never attempt to use a DVD that has
been cracked, deformed, or repaired
using adhesive. Doing so may cause
damage to the equipment.
When installing a car phone or a CB radio
in your INFINITI, be sure to observe the
following cautions, otherwise the new
equipment may adversely affect the electronic control modules and electronic control system harness.
WARNING
.
A cellular telephone should not be used
while driving so full attention may be
given to vehicle operation. Some jurisdictions prohibit the use of cellular
telephones while driving.
.
If you must make a call while your
vehicle is in motion, the hands-free
cellular phone operational mode (if so
equipped) is highly recommended. Exercise extreme caution at all times so
full attention may be given to vehicle
operation.
.
If a conversation in a moving vehicle
requires you to take notes, pull off the
road to a safe location and stop your
vehicle before doing so.
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BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)
WARNING
CAUTION
.
Keep the antenna as far away as
possible from the electronic control
modules.
.
Keep the antenna wire more than 8 in
(20 cm) away from the electronic control
system harness. Do not route the
antenna wire next to any harness.
.
Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio
as recommended by the manufacturer.
.
Connect the ground wire from the CB
radio chassis to the body.
.
For details, consult an INFINITI dealer.
.
.
Use a phone after stopping your vehicle
in a safe location. If you have to use a
phone while driving, exercise extreme
caution at all times so full attention may
be given to vehicle operation.
If you find yourself unable to devote full
attention to vehicle operation while
talking on the phone, pull off the road
to a safe location and stop your vehicle
before doing so.
CAUTION
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use a
phone after starting the engine.
Your INFINITI is equipped with Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an
owner of a compatible Bluetooth® enabled
cellular phone, you can set up the wireless
connection between your cellular phone
and the in-vehicle phone module. With
Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can
make or receive a telephone call with your
cellular phone in your pocket.
Once your cellular phone is paired to the
in-vehicle phone module, no phone con-
necting procedure is required anymore.
Your phone is automatically connected
with the in-vehicle phone module when
the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position with the registered cellular phone
turned on and carried in the vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth® cellular phones in the in-vehicle
phone module. However, you can talk on
only one cellular phone at a time.
The INFINITI Voice Recognition system
supports the phone commands, so dialing
a phone number using your voice is
possible. For more details, see “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with
navigation system)” later in this section;
page 4-111.
Before using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System, refer to the following notes.
.
Set up the wireless connection between
a compatible cellular phone and the invehicle phone module before using the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
.
Some Bluetooth ® enabled cellular
phones may not be recognized by the
in-vehicle phone module. Please visit
www.infiniti.com/bluetooth for a recommended phone list.
.
You will not be able to use a hands-free
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phone under the following conditions:
.
— Your vehicle is outside of the telephone service area.
— Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive radio waves; such
as in a tunnel, in an underground
parking garage, behind a tall building or in a mountainous area.
— Your cellular phone is locked in order
not to be dialed.
.
.
.
.
.
Some cellular phones or other devices
may cause interference or a buzzing
noise to come from the audio system
speakers. Storing the device in a
different location may reduce or eliminate the noise.
.
Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual regarding the telephone pairing
procedure specific to your phone,
battery charging, cellular phone antenna, etc.
When the radio wave condition is not
ideal or ambient sound is too loud, it
may be difficult to hear the other
person’s voice during a call.
Immediately after the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position, it may be
impossible to receive a call for a short
period of time.
Do not place the cellular phone in an
area surrounded by metal or far away
from the in-vehicle phone module to
prevent tone quality degradation and
wireless connection disruption.
While a cellular phone is connected
through the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the battery power of the
cellular phone may discharge quicker
than usual.
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If the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System seems to be malfunctioning,
please visit www.infiniti.com/bluetooth
for troubleshooting help.
.
The antenna display on the monitor will
not coincide with the antenna display
of some cellular phones.
.
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet
as possible to hear the caller’s voice
clearly as well as to minimize its
echoes.
.
If reception between callers is unclear,
adjusting the incoming or outgoing call
volume may improve the clarity.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC Regulatory information
— CAUTION: To maintain compliance with
FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only
the supplied antenna. Unauthorized
antenna, modification, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may
violate FCC regulations.
— Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1) this device may not cause interference
and
2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device
IC Regulatory information
— Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
— This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
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Bluetooth trademark:
BLUETOOTH® is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG,
Inc., U.S.A.
VOICE COMMANDS
You can use voice commands to operate
various Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System features using the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system.
For more details, see “INFINITI VOICE
RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in this section; page
4-111.
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PAIRING PROCEDURE
1. Push the PHONE button or the
button, and select the “Pair phone” key
on the display using the INFINITI controller. Then push the ENTER button.
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CONTROL BUTTONS
1) PHONE button (if so equipped)
2) TALK/PHONE SEND button
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2. Select the “None (Add New)” key from
the name list of the phones, and push
the ENTER button.
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3. When a PIN code appears on the
screen, operate the compatible Bluetooth® cellular phone to enter the PIN
code.
The pairing procedure of the cellular
phone varies according to each cellular
phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for the details. You can also
visit www.infiniti.com/bluetooth or call
INFINITI Consumer Affairs Department
for instructions on pairing INFINITI
recommended cellular phones.
When the pairing is completed, the
screen will return to the Bluetooth®
setup display.
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PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION
Up to 40 phone numbers can be stored in
the phonebook.
1. Push the SETTING button, and select
the “PHONE” key on the display using
the INFINITI controller. Then push the
ENTER button.
2. Select the “Phonebook” key, and push
the ENTER button.
3. Select the “None (Add New)” key from
the name list of the phonebook, and
push the ENTER button.
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name list of the phonebook.
.
To confirm the stored voicetags,
select the “Voicetag Directory” key
using the INFINITI controller, and
push the ENTER button.
.
There are different methods to input
a phone number. Select one of the
following options instead of “Transfer via Bluetooth” in step 4 above.
— Enter Data by Keypad
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4. Select the “Transfer via Bluetooth” key,
and push the ENTER button in order to
register your cellular phone memory in
the phonebook.
5. Operate the cellular phone to send a
person’s name and phone number from
the memory of the cellular phone. The
memory sending procedure from the
cellular phone varies according to each
cellular phone manufacturer. See the
cellular phone Owner’s Manual for
more details.
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6. After the memory is registered in the
phonebook, the system will ask if you
want to add a voicetag for it. If you
want to add a voicetag, select the
“YES” key on the “Add a voicetag?”
screen. For example, if the partner’s
name is David, speak “David” after a
tone. The “David” voicetag is stored in
the phonebook. Voicetags allow easy
dialing using the INFINITI Voice Recognition system. (See “INFINITI VOICE
RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with
navigation system)” later in this section; page 4-111.)
7. When the phonebook registration is
completed, the screen will return to the
Input the name and phone number
manually using the keypad displayed
on the screen. (See “HOW TO USE
TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
— Copy from Downloaded Phonebook
Copy a phonebook from the Bluetooth®
cellular phone. The availability of this
function depends on each cellular
phone. The copying procedure also
varies according to each cellular phone.
See cellular phone Owner’s Manual for
more details.
— Copy from Outgoing Call Logs
Store the name and phone number
from the outgoing call list.
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— Copy from Incoming Call Logs
screen.
4. After the call is over, perform one of the
following to finish the call.
Store the name and phone number
from the incoming call list.
a. Select the “Hang up” key and push
the ENTER button.
— Delete
Delete a contact that is registered in
the phonebook.
b. Push the
wheel.
button on the steering
c. Push the PHONE button on the
instrument panel.
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MAKING A CALL
There are different methods to make a call.
Select one of the following options instead
of “Call (Phonebook)” in step 2 above.
.
Dials the previously called number by
the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
To make a call, follow the procedures
below.
1. Push the PHONE button on the instrubutton on the
ment panel or the
steering wheel. The “PHONE” screen
will appear on the display.
.
2. Select the “Call (Phonebook)” key on
the “PHONE” menu, and push the
ENTER button.
.
3. Select the registered person’s name
from the list, and push the ENTER
button. Dialing will start and the screen
will change to the call-in-progress
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Redial
Call (Call Logs)
Select the name or phone number from
the incoming or outgoing call logs.
Call (Downloaded)
Select the name or phone number from
the downloaded call list.
.
Dial (Keypad)
Input the phone number manually
using the keypad displayed on the
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screen. (See “HOW TO USE TOUCH
SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
displayed on the screen.
.
Answer
Accept an incoming call to talk.
.
On Hold
Put an incoming call on hold.
.
Reject Call
Reject an incoming call.
To finish the call, perform one of the
following procedures listed below.
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RECEIVING A CALL
When you hear a phone ring, the display
will change to the incoming call mode. To
receive a call, perform one of the following
procedures listed below.
a) Select the “Hang up” key on the display
and push the ENTER button.
b) Push the PHONE button on the instrument panel.
c) Push the
wheel.
button on the steering
a) Select the “Answer” key on the display
and push the ENTER button.
b) Push the PHONE button on the instrument panel.
c) Push the
wheel.
button on the steering
There are some options available when
receiving a call. Select one of the following
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.
Keypad
Send a dial tone to the caller for using
network services such as voice mail.
.
Cancel Mute
This will appear after “Mute” is selected. Mute will be canceled.
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To adjust the person’s voice to be louder or
quieter, push the volume control switch (+
or −) on the steering wheel or turn the
volume control knob on the instrument
panel while talking on the phone. This
adjustment is also available in the SETTING
mode.
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DURING A CALL
PHONE SETTING
There are some options available during a
call. Select one of the following displayed
on the screen if necessary.
To set up the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System to your preferred settings, push the
SETTING button on the instrument panel
and select the “PHONE” key on the display,
and then push the ENTER button.
.
.
Hang up
Finish the call.
Phonebook
Use Handset
See “PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION” earlier
in this section for adding, editing and
deleting a contact.
Transfer the call to the cellular phone.
.
Mute
Mute your voice to the person.
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Delete Downloaded Phonebook
.
Delete a downloaded phonebook.
.
Delete an Entry of Downloaded Phonebook
Delete an entry from the downloaded
phonebook.
Automatic Hold
If this item is turned on, an incoming call
will be placed on hold automatically after
several rings.
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Downloaded Phonebook
Refer to the following information for each
item.
.
Download All
Download all of the contacts registered
in the Bluetooth® cellular phone. Availability of this function depends on each
cellular phone. The memory downloading procedure from the cellular phone
also varies according to each cellular
phone. See cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for more details.
Use Vehicle Ringtone
If this item is turned on, a specific ringtone
that is different from the cellular phone’s
will sound when receiving a call.
Delete Call Logs
Delete all of the incoming or outgoing call
logs from the list.
Bluetooth Setup
See the following information for each
item.
.
Bluetooth
If this setting is turned off, the connection between the cellular phone and the
in-vehicle phone module will be canceled.
Bluetooth Info
Check information about the device
name, device PIN and connection status.
.
Pair Phone
See “PAIRING PROCEDURE” earlier in
this section.
.
Priority Change
Use this command to change the
priority level of the active phone.
The priority level determines which
phone will be connected to the system
when more than one paired Bluetooth®
phone is in the vehicle.
The system states the priority level of
the active phone and asks for a new
priority level (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
If the new priority level is already being
used for another phone, the two
phones will swap priority levels.
For example, if the current priority
levels are:
Priority Level 1 = Phone A
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone C
and you change the priority level of
Phone C to Level 1, then:
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Priority Level 1 = Phone C
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone A
.
Remove Paired Phone
Delete a registered cellular phone from
the paired list.
.
Paired Phone List
Up to 5 registered cellular phones are
shown on the list. If you select a
cellular phone that is different from
the one currently being connected, the
newly selected phone will be connected
to the system.
.
Edit Phone Name
Rename the registered cellular phones
using the keypad displayed on the
screen. (See “HOW TO USE TOUCH
SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom
Solution
1. Ensure that the command is valid. (See “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation
system)” later in this section; page 4-111.)
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
System fails to interpret the command correctly.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the
vehicle.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is
too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION”
The system consistently selects the earlier in this section.)
wrong voicetag.
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models without navigation system)
WARNING
.
.
Use a phone after stopping your vehicle
in a safe location. If you have to use a
phone while driving, exercise extreme
caution at all times so full attention may
be given to vehicle operation.
If you find yourself unable to devote full
attention to vehicle operation while
talking on the phone, pull off the road
to a safe location and stop your vehicle
before doing so.
CAUTION
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use a
phone after starting the engine.
Your INFINITI is equipped with Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an
owner of a compatible Bluetooth® enabled
cellular phone, you can set up the wireless
connection between your cellular phone
and the in-vehicle phone module. With
Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can
make or receive a telephone call with your
cellular phone in your pocket.
Once your cellular phone is paired to the
in-vehicle phone module, no phone con-
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necting procedure is required anymore.
Your phone is automatically connected
with the in-vehicle phone module when
the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position with the registered cellular phone
turned on and carried in the vehicle.
phone service area.
— Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive radio waves; such
as in a tunnel, in an underground
parking garage, behind a tall building or in a mountainous area.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth® cellular phones in the in-vehicle
phone module. However, you can talk on
only one cellular phone at a time.
.
The INFINITI Voice Recognition system
supports the phone commands, so dialing
a phone number using your voice is
possible.
When the radio wave condition is not
ideal or ambient sound is too loud, it
may be difficult to hear the other
person’s voice during a call.
.
Immediately after the ignition switch is
pushed to the ON position, it may be
impossible to receive a call for a short
period of time.
.
Do not place the cellular phone in an
area surrounded by metal or far away
from the in-vehicle phone module to
prevent tone quality degradation and
wireless connection disruption.
.
While a cellular phone is connected
through the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the battery power of the
cellular phone may discharge quicker
than usual.
.
If the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System seems to be malfunctioning,
— Your cellular phone is locked in order
not to be dialed.
Before using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System, refer to the following notes.
.
Set up the wireless connection between
a compatible cellular phone and the invehicle phone module before using the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
.
Some Bluetooth ® enabled cellular
phones may not be recognized by the
in-vehicle phone module. Please visit
www.infiniti.com/bluetooth for a recommended phone list.
.
You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
— Your vehicle is outside of the tele-
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.
.
.
.
.
please visit www.infiniti.com/bluetooth
for troubleshooting help.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
Some cellular phones or other devices
may cause interference or a buzzing
noise to come from the audio system
speakers. Storing the device in a
different location may reduce or eliminate the noise.
— CAUTION: To maintain compliance with
FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only
the supplied antenna. Unauthorized
antenna, modification, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may
violate FCC regulations.
— Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
The antenna display on the monitor will
not coincide with the antenna display
of some cellular phones.
2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device
If reception between callers is unclear,
adjusting the incoming or outgoing call
volume may improve the clarity.
BLUETOOTH® is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG,
Inc., U.S.A.
FCC Regulatory information
Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual regarding the telephone pairing
procedure specific to your phone,
battery charging, cellular phone antenna, etc.
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet
as possible to hear the caller’s voice
clearly as well as to minimize its
echoes.
Bluetooth trademark:
1) this device may not cause interference
and
IC Regulatory information
INITIALIZATION
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is
initialized, which takes a few seconds. If
the
button is pushed before the
initialization completes, the system will
announce “Hands-free phone system not
ready” and will not react to voice commands.
OPERATING TIPS
To get the best performance out of the
INFINITI Voice Recognition system, observe
the following:
— Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
.
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet
as possible. Close the windows to
eliminate surrounding noises (traffic
noises, vibration sounds, etc.), which
may prevent the system from recognizing voice commands correctly.
— This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
.
Wait until the tone sounds before
speaking a command. Otherwise, the
command will not be received properly.
.
Start speaking a command within 5
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recognition (VR) session. You can also
push the
button on the steering
wheel at any time. Whenever the VR
session is canceled, a double beep is
played to indicate you have exited the
system.
seconds after the tone sounds.
.
Speak in a natural voice without pausing between words.
GIVING VOICE COMMANDS
To operate INFINITI Voice Recognition, push
and release the
button located on the
steering wheel. After the tone sounds,
speak a command.
The command given is picked up by the
microphone, and voice feedback is given
when the command is accepted.
.
.
.
.
If you need to hear the available
commands for the current menu again,
say “Help” and the system will repeat
them.
If a command is not recognized, the
system announces, “Command not
recognized. Please try again.” Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
If you want to go back to the previous
command, you can say “Go back” or
“Correction” any time the system is
waiting for a response.
You can cancel a command when the
system is waiting for a response by
saying, “Cancel” or “Quit.” The system
announces “Cancel” and ends the voice
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.
two oh oh”
.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
—“One eight hundred six six two six
two oh oh”,
If you want to adjust the volume of the
voice feedback, push the volume control switches (+ or −) on the steering
wheel while being provided with feedback. You can also use the radio volume
control knob.
NOTE:
The voice command “Help” is available at
any time. Please say “Help” to obtain the
information about how to use the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system.
Words can be used for the first 4 digits
places only.
—NOT “One eight hundred six six two
sixty two hundred”, and
—NOT “One eight oh oh six six two
sixty two hundred”.
.
Numbers can be spoken in small
groups. The system will prompt you to
continuing entering digits, if desired.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
How to say numbers
—“One eight zero zero”
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain way to speak numbers in voice
commands. Refer to the rules and examples below.
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
.
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
—“six six two”
Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for
“0”.
—“six two zero zero”
Example: 1-800-662-6200
—“One eight oh oh six six two six two
oh oh”, or
—“One eight zero zero six six two six
.
You can say “Star” for * and “Pound”
for # at anytime in any position of the
phone number in the “international”
input mode. For the international com-
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mand, please see “CALL” later in this
section.
PHONE END
button to cancel a VR
Push the
session or end a call.
Example: 1-555-1212 *123
—“One five five five one two one two
star one two three”
GETTING STARTED
The following procedures will help you get
started using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System with INFINITI Voice Recognition. For additional command options, see
“LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS” later in this
section.
NOTE:
For best results, say phone numbers as
single digits.
CHOOSING A LANGUAGE
CONTROL BUTTONS
You can interact with the Bluetooth ®
Hands-Free Phone System using English,
Spanish or French.
The control buttons for the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System are located on
the steering wheel.
See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
earlier in this section to change the
language.
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TALK/PHONE SEND
Push the
button to initiate a VR
session or answer an incoming call.
You can also use the
button to skip
through system feedback and to enter
commands during a call. (See “LIST OF
VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section
and “DURING A CALL” earlier in this
section for more information.)
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PAIRING PROCEDURE
cellular phone, operate it to enter the
code “1234”.
The code is always “1234” regardless
of the number of phones paired.
The pairing procedure of the cellular
phone varies according to each cellular
phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for details. You can also visit
www.infiniti.com/bluetooth for instructions on pairing INFINITI recommended
cellular phones.
1. Push the
button on the steering
wheel. The system announces the
available commands.
A . The system acknowl2. Say: “Setup” *
edges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
B . The system
3. Say: “Pair phone” *
acknowledges the command and announces the next set of available
commands.
C . The system
4. Say: “New phone” *
acknowledges the command and asks
you to initiate pairing from the phone
D .
handset *
When you are asked to enter a PIN code
for pairing your compatible Bluetooth®
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7. The system will ask if you would like to
G . Follow the
select a custom ringtone *
instructions provided by the system or
see “SETUP” later in this section for
more information on selecting ringtones.
MAKING A CALL BY ENTERING A
PHONE NUMBER
5. The system asks you to say a name for
E .
the phone *
If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for
a name again.
Also, if more than one phone is paired
and the name sounds too much like a
name already used, the system tells
you, then prompts you for a name
again.
6. The system asks you to assign a
F . The priority level
priority level *
determines which phone is active when
more than one paired Bluetooth® phone
is in the vehicle. Follow the instructions
provided by the system or see “SETUP”
later in this section for more information on changing priorities.
1. Push the
button on steering wheel.
A tone will sound.
A . The system acknowl2. Say: “Call” *
edges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
3. Say the number you wish to call,
starting with the area code in the single
B . For better recognition
digit format *
results, it is recommended to say the
numbers in small groups like, the 3digits area code, the next 3 digits, then
the last 4 digits. For example, 555-1213354 can be said as “five five five” (1st
group), “one two one” (2nd group) and
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“three three five four” (3rd group). (See
“How to say numbers” earlier in this
section for more information.)
4. When you have finished speaking the
phone number, the system repeats it
back and announces the available
commands.
C . The system acknowl5. Say: “Dial” *
edges the command and makes the
call. When you enter the phone number
other than in the 3-3-4 digit format, you
can say the command “international”
to have more options.
For additional command options, see “LIST
OF VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section.
RECEIVING A CALL
When you hear the ringtone, press the
button on the steering wheel.
Once the call has ended, press the
button on the steering wheel.
NOTE:
If you do not wish to take the call when
you hear the ringtone, press the
button on the steering wheel to reject the
call.
For additional command options, see “LIST
OF VOICE COMMANDS” later in this section.
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LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS
When you push and release the
button on the steering wheel, you can
choose from the commands on the Main
Menu. The following pages describe these
commands and the commands in each submenu.
Remember to wait for the tone before
speaking.
You can say “Help” to hear the list of
commands currently available any time the
system is waiting for a response.
If you want to end an action without
completing it, you can say “Cancel” or
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“Quit” at any time while the system is
waiting for a response. The system will end
the VR session. Whenever the VR session is
canceled, a double beep is played to
indicate you have exited the system.
Once you have confirmed the name and
location, the system begins the call.
<Number> (speak digits)
When prompted by the system, say the
number you wish to call. (See “How to say
numbers” earlier in this section and
“MAKING A CALL BY ENTERING A PHONE
NUMBER” earlier in this section for more
details.)
If you want to go back to the previous
command, you can say “Go back” or
“Correction” anytime the system is waiting
for a response.
When you get used to the menus in the
system, you can talk ahead by saying more
than one command at a time. For example,
say, “Call five five five one two one two” or
“Memo pad record.”
Also, when you get used to the system
responses, you can skip ahead to the tone
by pressing the
button on the steering
wheel. However, if you press the
button when the system is waiting for a
response from you it will end the VR
session.
“Redial”
Use the Redial command to call the last
number that was dialed within the vehicle.
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CALL
<Name> (speak name)
If you have stored entries in the Phone
Book, you can dial a number associated
with a name and location.
See “PHONE BOOK” later in this section to
learn how to store entries.
When prompted by the system, say the
name of the phone book entry you wish to
call. The system acknowledges the name.
If there are multiple locations associated
with the name, the system asks you to
choose the location.
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NOTE:
The system will not redial the last number
dialed by the handset keypad.
The system acknowledges the command,
repeats the number and begins dialing.
If a redial number does not exist, the
system announces, “There is no number to
redial” and ends the VR session.
“Callback”
Use the Call Back command to dial the
number of the last incoming call within the
vehicle.
The system acknowledges the command,
repeats the number and begins dialing. If a
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Say: “Send one two three four.”
call back number does not exist, the
system announces, “There is no number
to call back” and ends the VR session.
The system acknowledges the command and sends the tones associated
with the numbers. The system then
ends the VR session and returns to the
call.
International
When you would like to enter a phone
number other than in 3-3-4 digit format,
say “international”. When the system
acknowledges this command, the system
will prompt you to speak the number you
wish to enter.
.
During a call
The system announces, “Transfer call.
Call transferred to privacy mode.” The
system then ends the VR session.
During a call there are several command
options available. Press the
button on
the steering wheel to mute the receiving
voice and enter commands.
.
“Help” — The system announces the
available commands.
.
“Go back/Correction” — The system
announces “Go back,” ends the VR
session and returns to the call.
.
“Cancel/Quit” — The system announces “Cancel,” ends the VR session
and returns to the call.
.
“Send/Enter/Call/Dial” — Use the Send
command to enter numbers during a
call. For example, if you were directed
to dial an extension by an automated
system:
“Transfer Call” — Use the Transfer Call
command to transfer the call from the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
to the cellular phone when privacy is
desired.
You can also issue the Transfer Call
command again to return to a handsfree call through the vehicle.
.
“Mute” — Use the Mute command to
mute your voice so the other party
cannot hear it. Use the mute command
again to unmute your voice.
NOTE:
If the other party ends the call or the
cellular phone network connection is lost
while the Mute feature is on, the Mute
feature may need to be reset to “off.”
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PHONE BOOK
The Phone Book stores up to 40 names for
each phone paired with the system. Each
name can have up to 4 locations/phone
numbers associated with it.
NOTE:
Each phone has its own separate phone
book. You cannot access Phone A’s phone
book if you are currently connected with
Phone B.
“New Entry”
Use the New Entry command to store a new
name in the system.
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When prompted by the system, say the
name you would like to give the new entry.
For example, say: “Mary.”
If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for a
name again.
Also, if the name sounds too much like a
name already stored, the system tells you,
then prompts you for a name again.
Once the system accepts the name and you
confirm it is correct, the system asks for a
location (Home, Office, Mobile or Other).
For example, say: “Home.”
The system acknowledges the location.
The system will ask you to say a phone
number or to transfer a phone number
stored in the cellular phone’s memory.
To enter a phone number by voice command:
For example, say: “five five five one two
one two.” (See “How to say numbers”
earlier in this section for more information.)
To transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory (if so equipped):
edges the command and asks you to
initiate the transfer from the phone handset. The new contact phone number will be
transferred from the cellular phone via the
Bluetooth® communication link.
The system acknowledges the name and
asks you for the location you would like to
edit.
The transfer procedure varies according to
each cellular phone. See the cellular phone
Owner’s Manual for details. You can also
visit www.infiniti.com/bluetooth for instructions on transferring phone numbers
from INFINITI recommended cellular
phones.
The system acknowledges the location.
The system repeats the number and
prompts you for the next command. When
you have finished entering numbers,
choose “Store.”
For example, say: “five five five one two
one two.” (See “How to say numbers”
earlier in this section for more information.)
The system confirms the name, location
and number. The system then asks if you
would like to store another location for the
same name. If you do not wish to store
another location, the system ends the VR
session.
To transfer a phone number stored in the
cellular phone’s memory (if so equipped):
“Edit”
Use the Edit command to alter an existing
phone book entry or to add a 2nd, 3rd or
4th phone number to an existing entry.
When prompted by the system, say the
name of the entry you wish to edit.
Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowl-
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Say the name of the location.
The system will ask you to say a phone
number or to transfer a phone number
stored in the cellular phone’s memory.
To enter a phone number by voice command:
Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledges the command and asks you to
initiate the transfer from the phone handset. The new contact phone number will be
transferred from the cellular phone via the
Bluetooth® communication link.
The transfer procedure varies according to
each cellular phone. See the cellular phone
Owner’s Manual for details. You can also
visit www.infiniti.com/bluetooth for instructions on transferring phone numbers
from INFINITI recommended cellular
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phones.
The system repeats the number and
prompts you for the next command. When
you have finished entering numbers,
choose “Store.”
The system confirms the name, location
and number, then announces that the entry
has been stored. The system then ends the
VR session.
trying to delete, the system says so and
ends the VR session.
“List Name”
Use the List Names command to hear all
the names and locations in the phone
book.
“Delete”
The system recites the phone book entries
but does not include the actual phone
numbers. When the playback of the list is
complete the system ends the VR session.
Use the Delete command to erase one
entry from the phone book, all entries from
the phone book, the current redial number
or the current call back number.
You can stop the playback of the list at any
time by pressing the
button on the
steering wheel. The system ends the VR
session.
To delete entries from the phone book, say
a name or “All entries” when prompted by
the system.
The system acknowledges the command
and asks you to confirm the deletion.
To delete the current redial number or call
back number, say “redial number” or “call
back number” when prompted by the
system.
If a redial number or a call back number
exists, the system deletes them without
asking for confirmation.
If there is no number for the entry you are
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MEMO PAD
The Memo Pad records a maximum of 6
voice memos, each up to 20 seconds long.
“Play”
The system plays back all the memos in the
order of newest to oldest. The system ends
the VR session.
If there are no memos recorded, the
system announces “No messages to play.”
The system ends the VR session.
“Record”
The system announces “Recording” and a
tone sounds signaling you to begin.
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Up to 5 phones can be paired. If you try to
pair a sixth phone, the system announces
that you must first delete one phone or
replace an existing phone.
Speak the information you wish to record
clearly. When you are done, press the
or
button on the steering wheel.
A tone sounds and the system announces
“Memo recorded.” Another tone sounds to
end the VR session.
If you try to pair a phone that has already
been paired to your vehicle’s system, the
system announces the name the phone is
already using. The pairing procedure will
then be canceled.
If the memo pad is full, the system asks if
you wish to record over the oldest memo.
“Delete”
When prompted by the system, choose
from the following commands:
The Delete command erases all memos.
The system asks you to confirm this action
before deleting all memos.
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“New phone” — see “PAIRING PROCEDURE” earlier in this section.
.
“Replace phone” — the system announces the names of the phones
already paired and asks which you
would like to replace.
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SETUP
Use the Setup command to change options
associated with the Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System.
Once you say the name of the phone
you wish to replace, the paring procedure will begin. (See “PAIRING PROCEDURE” earlier in this section.)
“Pair Phone”
Use the Pair Phone command to pair a
phone to the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System.
When you are asked to enter a PIN code for
pairing your Bluetooth® cellular phone,
operate it to enter the code “1234”.
The code is always “1234” regardless of
the number of phones paired.
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“List phone” — see the description
below.
“List Phones”
Use the List Phone command to hear the
names of the phones currently paired. If no
phones are paired, the system announces,
“No paired phones to list.” The system
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then ends the VR session.
“Select Phone”
Use the Select Phone command to select a
phone of lesser priority when two or more
phones paired with Bluetooth® Hands-Free
Phone System are in the vehicle at the
same time.
The system asks you to name the phone
and confirm the selection.
Once the selection is confirmed, the
selected phone remains active until the
ignition switch is turned OFF or you select a
new phone.
“Change Priority”
Use the Change Priority command to
change the priority level of the active
phone.
The priority level determines which phone
is active when more than one paired
Bluetooth® phone is in the vehicle.
The system states the priority level of the
active phone and asks for a new priority
level (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
If the new priority level is already being
used for another phone, the two phones
will swap priority levels.
For example, if the current priority levels
are:
Priority Level 1 = Phone A
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone C
and you change the priority level of Phone
C to Level 1, then:
Priority Level 1 = Phone C
Priority Level 2 = Phone B
Priority Level 3 = Phone A
“Delete Phone”
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
specific phone or all phones from the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
The system announces the names of the
phones already paired with the system and
their priority level. The system then gives
you the option to delete a specific phone,
all phones or listen to the list again.
Once you choose to delete a phone or all
phones, the system asks you to confirm
this action.
NOTE:
When you delete a phone, the associated
phone book for that phone will also be
deleted.
SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE
Speaker Adaptation allows up to two out-of
dialect users to train the system to improve
recognition accuracy. By repeating a number of commands, the users can create a
voice model of their own voice that is
stored in the system. The system is
capable of storing a different speaker
adaptation model for memory A and
memory B.
If memory A is available, the system will
use memory A to store the model. If
memory A is in use and memory B is
available, the system will use memory B to
store the model. If both of the memory
locations are in use, the system will ask
the user to select which memory location
should be overwritten.
Training procedure
The procedure for training a voice is as
follows.
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably
quiet outdoor location.
2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine
running, the parking brake on, and the
transmission in the P (Park) position.
3. Press and hold the
than 5 seconds.
button for more
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4. The system announces: “Press the
PHONE/SEND (
) button for the
hands-free phone system to enter the
speaker adaptation mode.”
5. Press the
than 5 seconds in SA mode.
.
select ringtone
.
The vehicle is driven during SA mode.
.
dial eight five six nine two
.
The ignition switch is pushed to the OFF
or LOCK position.
.
Bluetooth on
.
setup change priority
.
call three one nine oh two
.
nine seven pause pause three oh eight
button.
6. Voice memory A or memory B is
selected automatically. If both memory
locations are already in use, the system
will prompt you to overwrite one.
Follow the instructions provided by
the system.
Training phrases
(The system will prompt you for each
phrase.)
.
Cancel
.
call back number
7. When preparation is complete and you
are ready to begin, the press the
button.
.
phone book new entry
.
call star two zero nine five
.
dial three oh four two nine
.
delete phone
8. The SA mode will be explained. Follow
the instructions provided by the system.
.
delete call back number
.
dial eight three zero five one
.
setup pair phone
.
Home
.
memo pad play
.
four three pause two nine pause zero
.
eight pause nine three two pause seven
.
delete redial number
.
delete all entries
.
phone book list names
.
call seven two four zero nine
.
call eight oh five four one
.
phone book delete entry
.
Correction
.
memo pad record
.
setup change ringtone
.
dial star two one seven oh
.
dial seven four oh one eight
The SA mode will stop if:
.
Yes
.
.
setup main menu
.
No
9. When training is finished, the system
will tell you an adequate number of
phrases have been recorded.
10. The system will ask you to say your
name. Follow the instructions to register your name.
11. The system will announce that speaker
adaptation has been completed and
the system is ready.
The
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button is pressed for more
During the SA mode, the system instructs
you to say the following phrases.
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Delete
.
dial nine seven two six six
.
memo pad delete
.
call seven six three oh one
.
go back
.
call five six two eight zero
.
dial six six four three seven
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, try the following solutions.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number 1, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom
Solution
1. Ensure that the command is valid. (See “LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS” earlier in this section.)
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the
vehicle.
System fails to interpret the command correctly.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is
too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to
improve the recognition response for the speaker. (See “SPEAKER ADAPTATION (SA) MODE” earlier in this
section.)
1. Ensure that the phone book entry name requested matches what was originally stored. This can be confirmed
The system consistently selects the by using the “List Names” command. (See “PHONE BOOK” earlier in this section.)
wrong entry from the phone book.
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)
INFINITI Voice Recognition allows handsfree operation of the systems equipped on
this vehicle in one of two modes, Standard
Mode or Alternate Command Mode. In
Standard Mode, you can operate phone
and vehicle information. Commands that
are available are always shown on the
display and announced by the system. You
can complete your desired operation by
simply following the prompts given by the
system. In this mode, hands-free operation
of Audio, Climate Control and Display is
not available through INFINITI Voice Recognition.
For advanced operation, you can change to
Alternate Command Mode that enables the
operation of the display, audio, and
climate control through INFINITI Voice
Recognition. When this mode is active, an
expanded list of commands can be spoken
after pushing the TALK
switch, and the
voice command menu prompts are turned
off. Note that in this mode the recognition
success rate may be affected as the
number of available commands and the
ways of speaking each command are
increased. (See “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION ALTERNATE COMMAND MODE” later in
this section for details about Alternate
Command Mode.)
when Alternate Command Mode is active,
try using the Speaker Adaptation Function
available in that mode. (See “SPEAKER
ADAPTATION FUNCTION” later in this section.) Otherwise, it is recommended that
Alternate Command Mode be turned off
and Standard Mode be used for the best
recognition performance.
For the voice commands for the navigation
system, refer to the Navigation System
Owner’s Manual of your vehicle.
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INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION STANDARD MODE
Activating Standard Mode
1. Push the SETTING button on the
instrument panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key on the
display and then push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
and then push the ENTER button.
To improve the recognition success rate
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Available items:
.
Getting Started
Describes the basics of how to operate
the INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
.
Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by
voice command operation.
.
Finding a Street Address
Tutorial for entering a destination by
street address.
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4. Highlight the “Alternate Command
Mode” key and push the ENTER button.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
5. The indicator turns off and the Standard Mode activates.
2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
using the INFINITI controller and push
the ENTER button.
Displaying user guide
If you use the INFINITI Voice Recognition
system for the first time or you do not
know how to operate it, you can display
the User Guide for confirmation.
You can confirm how to use voice commands by accessing a simplified User
Guide, which contains basic instructions
and tutorials for several voice commands.
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3. Highlight the “User Guide” key using
the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
4. Highlight an item using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
.
Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips of speaking for
correct command recognition by the
system.
.
Voice Recognition Settings
Describes the available voice recognition settings.
Note that the Command List feature is only
available when Alternate Command Mode
is active.
You can skip steps 1 and 2 above if you say
“Help”.
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INFINITI Voice Recognition.
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Getting Started
Useful tips for correct operation
Before using the INFINITI Voice Recognition
system for the first time, you can confirm
how to use commands by viewing the
Getting Started section of the User Guide.
You can display useful speaking tips to
help the system recognize your voice
commands correctly.
1. Highlight “Getting Started” and push
the ENTER button.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling
the screen using the INFINITI controller.
1. Highlight “Help on Speaking” and push
the ENTER button.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling
the screen using the INFINITI controller.
Tutorials on the operation of the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system
If you choose “Finding a Street Address” or
“Placing Calls”, you can view tutorials on
how to perform these operations using
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accept voice commands. If the TALK
switch is pushed before the initialization
completes, the display will show the
message: “Phonetic data downloaded.
Please wait.” or a beep sounds.
BEFORE STARTING
To get the best recognition performance
from INFINITI Voice Recognition, observe
the following:
.
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Voice recognition settings
The available settings of the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system are described.
1. Highlight “Voice Recognition Settings”
and push the ENTER button.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling
the screen using the INFINITI controller.
USING THE SYSTEM
Initialization
The interior of the vehicle should be as
quiet as possible. Close the windows to
eliminate the surrounding noises (traffic noise and vibration sounds, etc.),
which may prevent the system from
correctly recognizing the voice commands.
.
Wait until the tone sounds before
speaking a command.
.
Speak in a natural conversational voice
without pausing between words.
.
If the air conditioner is set to “Auto”,
the fan speed is automatically lowered
so that your commands can be recognized more easily.
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GIVING VOICE COMMANDS
1. Push the TALK
switch located on
the steering wheel.
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is
initialized, which takes a few seconds.
When completed, the system is ready to
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ways shown on the display and spoken
through voice menu prompts. Commands other than those that are displayed are not accepted. Please follow
the prompts given by the system.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on
the screen changes from
to
,
speak a command.
4. Continue to follow the voice menu
prompts and speak after the tone
sounds until your desired operation is
completed.
Operating tips
.
Say a command after the tone.
.
Commands that are available are al-
Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used.
(For example, if you would like to say 500,
“five zero zero” can be used, but “five
hundred” cannot.)
.
If the command is not recognized, the
system announces, “Please say again”.
Repeat the command in a clear voice.
.
Push the BACK button once to return to
the previous screen.
— “One eight zero zero six six two six
two zero zero”
.
If you want to cancel the command,
push and hold the TALK
switch.
The message, “Voice cancelled” will be
announced.
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2. A list of commands appears on the
screen, and the system announces,
“Would you like to access Phone,
Navigation, Information or Help?”.
General rule:
.
Push the TALK
switch to pause the
operation. Push the TALK
switch
again to restart the operation.
.
If you want to adjust the volume of the
system feedback, push the volume
control buttons [+] or [−] on the
steering switch or use the audio system
volume knob while the system is
making an announcement.
How to speak numbers
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain way to speak numbers when giving
voice commands. Refer to the following
examples.
Examples:
.
1-800-662-6200
You can improve the recognition of phone
numbers by saying the phone number in
three groups of numbers. For example,
when you try to call 800-662-6200, say
“eight zero zero” first, and the system will
then ask you for the next three digits. Then,
say “six six two”. After recognition, the
system will then ask for the last four digits.
Say, “six two zero zero”. Using this method
of phone digit entry can improve recognition performance.
When speaking a house number, speak the
number “0” as “zero”. If the letter “o (Oh)”
is included in the house number, it will not
be recognized as the number “0 (zero)”
even if you speak “oh” instead of “zero”.
You can only say “zero” for “0 (zero)”. You
can say either “zero” or “ oh” for “o (Oh)”.
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Command List
Category Command:
Command
Action
Phone
Operates Phone function
Navigation
Operates Navigation function
Information
Displays vehicle Information function
Displays User Guide
Help
.
Phone Command:
Command
Action
Dial Number
Makes a call to a spoken phone number up to 10 digits.
Redial
Makes a call to the latest dialed number.
Phonebook
Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the Phonebook.
International Call
Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken.
Corrects the phone number when it is not recognized. (Available during phone number entry)
Change Number
.
Navigation Command:
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
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Information Command:
Command
Action
Fuel Economy
Displays fuel economy information.
Trip Computer
Displays trip information.
Maintenance
Displays maintenance information.
Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
Traffic Info.
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Voice command examples
To use the INFINITI Voice Recognition
function, speaking one command is sometimes sufficient, but at other times it is
necessary to speak two or more commands. As examples, some additional
basic operations by voice commands are
described here.
For navigation system commands, see the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
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Example 1 - Placing a call to the phone
number 800-662-6200:
2. The system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information or Help?”
switch located on
1. Push the TALK
the steering wheel.
3. Speak “Phone”.
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4. Speak “Dial Number”.
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5. Speak “800”.
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6. The system announces, “Please say the
next three digits or dial, or say change
number.”
7. Speak “662”.
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the 3-3-4 grouping, 7 digits, and 10
digits using this command. Please use
the “International Call” command for
all other formats.
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8. The system announces, “Please say the
last four digits” or say change number.
10. The system announces, “Dial or Change
Number?”
9. Speak “6200”.
11. Speak “Dial”.
.
If you say “Change Number” during
phone number entry, the system will
automatically request that you repeat
the number using the 3-3-4 format. In
this case please say the area code first
and then follow the prompts.
.
Do not add a “1” in front of the area
code when speaking phone numbers.
.
If the system does not recognize your
command, please try repeating the
command using a natural voice. Speaking too slow or too loudly may further
decrease recognition performance.
12. The system makes a call to 800-6206200.
Note:
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.
You can also speak “800-620-6200”
(10 continuous digits) or “620-6200” (7
continuous digits), if the area code is
not necessary. However, the 3-3-4 digit
grouping is recommended for improved
recognition. (See “How to speak numbers” earlier in this section.)
.
You can only say a phone number using
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Example 2 - Placing an international call to
the phone number 011-81-111-222-3333:
2. The system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information or Help?”
switch located on
1. Push the TALK
the steering wheel.
3. Speak “Phone”.
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4. Speak “International Call”.
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The following section is applicable when
Alternate Command Mode is activated.
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5. Speak “01181111222333”.
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6. Speak “Dial”.
7. System makes a call to 011-81-111222-3333.
Note:
Any digit input format is available in the
International Number input process.
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The Alternate Command Mode enables the
operation of the display, audio, and
climate control through Voice Recognition.
When this mode is active, an expanded list
of commands can be spoken after pushing
the TALK
switch, and the voice
command menu prompts are turned off.
Please note that in this mode the recognition success rate may be affected as the
number of available commands and ways
of speaking each command are increased.
You can turn this mode ON or OFF.
In the Alternate Command Mode, review
the expanded command list for this mode,
as some commands available in the
Standard Mode are replaced. Please see
the examples on the screen.
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Activating Alternate Command
Mode
4. Highlight the “Alternate Command
Mode” key and push the ENTER button.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
1. Push the SETTING button on the
instrument panel.
5. The confirmation message is displayed
on the screen. Push the “OK” key to
activate the Alternate Command Mode.
2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
using the INFINITI controller and push
the ENTER button.
2. Highlight the “Others” key on the
display and then push the ENTER
button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
and then push the ENTER button.
Displaying command list
If you are controlling the system by voice
commands for the first time or do not know
the appropriate voice command, perform
the following procedure for displaying the
voice command list (available only in
Alternate Command Mode).
You can skip steps 1 to 3 above if you
say “Help”.
3. Highlight the “Command List” key
using the INFINITI controller and push
the ENTER button.
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4. Highlight a category using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
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5. If necessary, scroll the screen using the
INFINITI controller to view the entire list.
6. Press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
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List of help commands
Navigation Commands:
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Phone Commands:
COMMAND
ACTION
Redial
Redials the phone number last dialed.
Dial Number
Dials the phone number given in the command.
Phonebook
Shows the first page of the “Phonebook” list.
International Call
Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken.
Outgoing Calls
Shows the outgoing call history (1 to 5).
Shows the incoming call history (1 to 5).
Incoming Calls
Audio Commands:
.
Music Box
COMMAND
Music Box
.
ACTION
Turns on the “Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system.
Radio
COMMAND
ACTION
Radio
Turns the radio on, selecting the station and band last played.
Radio AM
Turns to the AM band, selecting the station last played.
Turns to the FM band, selecting the station last played.
Radio FM
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Satellite
COMMAND
Satellite Radio
.
ACTION
Turns the SAT radio on, selecting the station and band last played.
CD
COMMAND
.
ACTION
Starts to play a CD.
CD
iPod®
COMMAND
ACTION
Turns the iPod® system on.
iPod®
Vehicle Information Commands:
COMMAND
ACTION
Traffic Info.
Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
Fuel Economy
Displays the Fuel Economy screen.
Trip Computer
Displays the Trip Computer screen.
Maintenance
Displays the Maintenance screen.
Displays the Tire Pressure screen.
Tire Pressure
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Climate Commands:
COMMAND
Climate Control
Climate Control OFF
ACTION
Turns the climate control system on and operates it in the AUTO mode.
Turns the climate control system off.
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ENTER button.
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Displaying user guide
You can confirm how to use voice commands by accessing a simplified User
Guide, which contains basic instructions
and tutorials for several voice commands.
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4. Highlight an item using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
Available items:
.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
using the INFINITI controller and push
the ENTER button.
You can skip steps 1 and 2 above if you
say “Help”.
3. Highlight the “User Guide” key using
the INFINITI controller and push the
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Getting Started
Describe the basics of how to operate
the INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
.
Using the Address Book
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
.
Finding a Street Address
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
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.
.
Placing Calls
Before starting
Tutorial for making a phone call by
voice command operation.
To get the best performance from INFINITI
Voice Recognition, observe the following:
Help on Speaking
.
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet
as possible. Close the windows to
eliminate the surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration sounds, etc.),
which may prevent the system from
recognizing the voice commands correctly.
.
When the climate control is in the AUTO
mode, the fan speed decreases automatically for easy recognition.
.
Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a command.
.
Speak in a natural voice without pausing between words.
Displays useful tips for how to correctly
speak commands in order for them to
be properly recognized by the system.
.
Voice Recognition Settings
Describes the available voice recognition settings.
.
Adapting the System to Your Voice
Tutorial adapting the system to your
voice.
USING THE SYSTEM
Initialization
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Giving voice command
1. Push and release the TALK
located on the steering wheel.
switch
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When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, INFINITI Voice Recognition is
initialized, which takes a few seconds.
When completed, the system is ready to
accept voice commands. If the TALK
switch is pushed before the initialization completes the display will show the
message: “Phonetic data downloaded.
Please wait.” or a beep sounds.
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2. A list of commands appears on the
screen, and the system announces,
“Please say a command”.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on
the screen changes from
to
,
speak a command.
Operating tips
Repeat the command in a clear voice.
Phone numbers:
.
Push the BACK button once to return to
the previous screen.
Speak phone numbers according to the
following examples:
.
If you want to cancel the command,
push and hold the TALK
switch for
1 second. The message “Voice canceled” will be announced.
.
.
Push the TALK
switch again to
pause the operation. Push the TALK
switch to restart the operation.
Note 1: For the best voice recognition
phone dialing results, say phone numbers
as single digits.
.
If you want to adjust the volume of the
system feedback, push the volume
control buttons (+ or −) on the steering
wheel or use the audio system volume
knob while the system is making an
announcement.
How to speak numbers
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain way to speak numbers when giving
voice commands. Refer to the following
examples.
.
Voice commands cannot be accepted
.
when the icon is
General rule:
.
The list displayed can be scrolled by
tilting the ENTER switch on the steering
wheel.
.
Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used.
(For example, if you would like to say 500,
“five zero zero” can be used, but “five
hundred” cannot.)
If the command is not recognized, the
system announces, “Please say again”.
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1-800-662-6200
— “Dial one eight zero zero six six two
six two zero zero.”
Note 2: You cannot say 555-6000 as “five
five five six thousands”.
Note 3: When speaking a house number,
speak the number “0” as “zero”. If the
letter “o (Oh)” is included in the house
number, it will not be recognized as the
number “0 (zero)” even if you speak “oh”
instead of “zero”. You can only say “zero”
for “0 (Zero)”. You can say either “zero” or
“oh” for “o (Oh)”.
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2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
and then push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Speaker Adaptation” key
and then push the ENTER button.
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SPEAKER ADAPTATION FUNCTION
The voice recognition system has a function to learn the user’s voice for better
voice recognition performance. The system
can memorize the voices of up to three
persons.
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4. Select the user whose voice is memorized by the system and push the ENTER
button.
Having the system learn the user’s
voice
1. Push the SETTING button on the
instrument panel, highlight the
“Others” key on the display and then
push the ENTER button.
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6. Select a voice command and then push
the ENTER button.
The voice recognition system starts.
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5. Select a category to be learned by the
system from the following list and then
push the ENTER button.
.
Navigation
.
Phone
.
Audio
.
Information
.
Climate
The voice commands in the category
are displayed.
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7. The system requests that you repeat a
command after a tone.
8. After the tone sounds and the icon on
the screen changes from
to
,
speak the command that the system
requested.
9. When the system has recognized the
voice command, the voice of the user is
learned.
Push the
switch or BACK button to
return to the previous screen.
If the system has learned the command
correctly, the voice command indicator on
the screen turns on.
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Continuous Learning:
When this item is turned to ON, you can
have the system learn the voice commands
in succession, without selecting commands one by one.
MINIMIZE VOICE FEEDBACK
1. Push the SETTING button on the
instrument panel, highlight the
“Others” key on the display and then
push the ENTER button.
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Speaker Adaptation function settings
Edit Name:
2. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key
and then push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Minimize Voice Feedback” key and push the ENTER button.
4. The item is turned to ON and the vocal
feedback is reduces if the voice recognition system is activated.
Edit the user name using the keypad
displayed on the screen.
Store Result:
When this item is turned to ON, the voice
recognition system can easily recognize
the user’s voice that it has learned.
Reset Result:
Resets the user’s voice that the voice
recognition system has learned.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The system should respond correctly to all voice commands without difficulty. If problems are encountered, follow the solutions given in
this guide for the appropriate error.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try each solution in turn, starting with number one, until the problem is resolved.
Symptom/error message
Solution
Displays “COMMAND NOT RECOGNIZED” or the 1. Ensure that the command format is valid, see “Command List” earlier in this section.
system fails to interpret the command cor2. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level.
rectly.
3. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive, for example, windows open or defrost on.
NOTE:
If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that voice commands will not be recognized.
4. If optional words of the command have been omitted, then the command should be tried with these
in place.
The system consistently selects the wrong
voicetag in the phonebook.
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1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “BLUETOOTH® HANDSFREE PHONE SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section; page 4-85.)
2. Replace one of the voicetags being confused with a different voicetag.
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5 Starting and driving
Precautions when starting and driving ............... 5-2
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) .................... 5-2
Three-way catalyst ....................................... 5-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ........ 5-3
Avoiding collision and rollover ...................... 5-5
On-pavement and off-road driving
precautions ................................................. 5-5
Off-road recovery ......................................... 5-6
Rapid air pressure loss ................................ 5-6
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving ............... 5-7
Driving safety precautions ............................ 5-7
Push-button ignition switch .............................. 5-9
Operating range for engine start function ...... 5-9
Push-button ignition switch positions .......... 5-10
Intelligent Key battery discharge ................. 5-11
Before starting the engine .............................. 5-12
Starting the engine ........................................ 5-12
Driving the vehicle ......................................... 5-13
Automatic transmission .............................. 5-13
Parking brake................................................ 5-17
Automatic transmission models .................. 5-18
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system/Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system
(if so equipped)............................................. 5-18
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system ........ 5-19
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system ...... 5-21
Lane camera unit maintenance ................... 5-25
Cruise control................................................ 5-25
Precautions on cruise control...................... 5-25
Cruise control operations ........................... 5-26
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system (Full
Speed Range) (if so equipped) ........................ 5-27
Selecting the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode............................................. 5-29
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode...... 5-29
Precautions on vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode............................................. 5-29
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
operation .................................................. 5-31
Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control
mode........................................................ 5-46
Preview function
(for Intelligent Cruise Control system
equipped models)...................................... 5-49
Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
(if so equipped)............................................. 5-50
Precautions on distance control assist
system ..................................................... 5-50
Distance control assist operation ................ 5-52
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system
(if so equipped)............................................. 5-61
Precautions on fcw system ......................... 5-62
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Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system
(if so equipped)............................................. 5-64
Precautions on iba system.......................... 5-65
Break-in schedule .......................................... 5-68
Increasing fuel economy................................. 5-68
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (if so equipped) ............ 5-69
Parking/parking on hills................................. 5-71
Power steering .............................................. 5-72
Continuous damping control (if so equipped) ... 5-72
Brake system ................................................ 5-73
Braking precautions ................................... 5-73
Parking brake break-in ............................... 5-73
Brake assist .................................................. 5-74
Brake assist .............................................. 5-74
Preview function (Intelligent Cruise Control
system equipped models)........................... 5-74
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ................... 5-76
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system............. 5-77
Rear active steer system (if so equipped)......... 5-78
Cold weather driving ...................................... 5-79
Freeing a frozen door lock .......................... 5-79
Antifreeze ................................................. 5-79
Battery ..................................................... 5-79
Draining of coolant water ........................... 5-79
Tire equipment .......................................... 5-79
Special winter equipment ........................... 5-80
Driving on SNOW or ice.............................. 5-80
Engine block heater (if so equipped) ........... 5-80
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PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND
DRIVING
WARNING
.
.
Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the support of
others alone in your vehicle. Pets should
not be left alone either. They could
accidentally injure themselves or others
through inadvertent operation of the
vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
Properly secure all cargo to help prevent
it from sliding or shifting. Do not place
cargo higher than the seatbacks. In a
sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide)
WARNING
.
Do not breathe exhaust gases; they
contain colorless and odorless carbon
monoxide. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. It can cause unconsciousness or
death.
.
If you suspect that exhaust fumes are
entering the vehicle, drive with all
windows fully open, and have the
vehicle inspected immediately.
.
Do not run the engine in closed spaces
such as a garage.
.
Do not park the vehicle with the engine
running for any extended length of time.
.
Keep the lift gate closed while driving,
otherwise exhaust gases could be
drawn into the passenger compartment.
If you must drive with the lift gate open,
follow these precautions:
1) Open all the windows.
air recirculation to off
2) Set the
and the fan control to high to
circulate the air.
. If electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass to a trailer through
the seal on the lift gate or the body,
follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent carbon monoxide entry
into the vehicle.
.
The exhaust system and body should be
inspected by a qualified mechanic
whenever:
entering into the passenger compartment.
— You notice a change in the sound of
the exhaust system.
— You have had an accident involving
damage to the exhaust system, underbody, or rear of the vehicle.
THREE-WAY CATALYST
The three-way catalyst is an emission
control device installed in the exhaust
system. Exhaust gases in the three-way
catalyst are burned at high temperatures to
help reduce pollutants.
WARNING
.
The exhaust gas and the exhaust
system are very hot. Keep people,
animals or flammable materials away
from the exhaust system components.
.
Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry grass,
waste paper or rags. They may ignite
and cause a fire.
— The vehicle is raised for service.
— You suspect that exhaust fumes are
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CAUTION
.
Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits
from leaded gasoline seriously reduce
the three-way catalyst’s ability to help
reduce exhaust pollutants.
.
Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunctions in the ignition, fuel injection, or
electrical systems can cause overrich
fuel flow into the three-way catalyst,
causing it to overheat. Do not keep
driving if the engine misfires, or if
noticeable loss of performance or other
unusual operating conditions are detected. Have the vehicle inspected
promptly by an INFINITI dealer.
.
Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause
the engine to misfire, damaging the
three-way catalyst.
.
Do not race the engine while warming it
up.
.
Do not push or tow your vehicle to start
the engine.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure
label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle
has been equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates
a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires is significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you should
stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper
pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life,
and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate
when the system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction,
the telltale will flash for approximately one
minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue
upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long
as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low
tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,
including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that
prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels
allow the TPMS to continue to function
properly.
Additional information
.
The TPMS does not monitor the tire
pressure of the spare tire.
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.
The TPMS will activate only when the
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16
MPH (25 km/h). Also, this system may
not detect a sudden drop in tire
pressure (for example a flat tire while
driving).
.
The low tire pressure warning light
does not automatically turn off when
the tire pressure is adjusted. After the
tire is inflated to the recommended
pressure, the vehicle must be driven at
speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to
activate the TPMS and turn off the low
tire pressure warning light. Use a tire
pressure gauge to check the tire
pressure.
.
.
5-4
Tire pressure rises and falls depending
on the heat caused by the vehicle’s
operation and the outside temperature.
Low outside temperature can lower the
temperature of the air inside the tire
which can cause a lower tire inflation
pressure. This may cause the low tire
pressure warning light to illuminate. If
the warning light illuminates in low
ambient temperature, check the tire
pressure for all four tires.
You can also check the pressure of all
tires (except the spare tire) on the
display screen. The order of the tire
pressure figures displayed on the
screen does not correspond with the
actual order of the tire position. See
“Tire Pressure information” in the “4.
Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.
For additional information, see “Low tire
pressure warning light” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “6. In case of emergency” section.
the low tire pressure warning light OFF.
If the light still illuminates while driving
after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire
may be flat. If you have a flat tire,
replace it with a spare tire as soon as
possible. (See “FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In
case of emergency” section for changing a flat tire.)
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
.
Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol
tire sealant into the tires, as this may
cause a malfunction of the tire pressure
sensors.
WARNING
.
If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the monitor screen
while driving, avoid sudden steering
maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce
vehicle speed, pull off the road to a safe
location and stop the vehicle as soon as
possible. Driving with under-inflated
tires may permanently damage the tires
and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur
and may lead to an accident and could
result in serious personal injury. Check
the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust
the tire pressure to the recommended
COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label to turn
CAUTION
.
The TPMS may not function properly
when the wheels are equipped with tire
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.
chains or the wheels are buried in snow.
da.
Do not place metalized film or any metal
parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows.
This may cause poor reception of the
signals from the tire pressure sensors,
and the TPMS will not function properly.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Some devices and transmitters may temporarily interfere with the operation of the
TPMS and cause the low tire pressure
warning light to illuminate. Some examples are:
.
Facilities or electric devices using
similar radio frequencies are near the
vehicle.
.
If a transmitter set to similar frequencies is being used in or near the
vehicle.
.
If a computer (or similar equipment) or
a DC/AC converter is being used in or
near the vehicle.
FCC Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and RSS-210 of Industry Cana-
AVOIDING COLLISION AND ROLLOVER
WARNING
Failure to operate this vehicle in a safe and
prudent manner may result in loss of control
or an accident.
Be alert and drive defensively at all times.
Obey all traffic regulations. Avoid excessive speed, high speed cornering, or
sudden steering maneuvers, because
these driving practices could cause you to
lose control of your vehicle. As with any
vehicle, a loss of control could result in a
collision with other vehicles or objects, or
cause the vehicle to rollover, particularly if
the loss of control causes the vehicle to
slide sideways. Be attentive at all times,
and avoid driving when tired. Never drive
when under the influence of alcohol or
drugs (including prescription or over-the-
counter drugs which may cause drowsiness). Always wear your seat belt as
outlined in the “SEAT BELTS” in the “1.
Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual, and also instruct your passengers
to do so.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in
collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash,
an unbelted or improperly belted person is
significantly more likely to be injured or
killed than a person properly wearing a
seat belt.
ON-PAVEMENT AND OFF-ROAD
DRIVING PRECAUTIONS
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher
rollover rate than other types of vehicles.
They have higher ground clearance than
passenger cars to make them capable of
performing in a variety of on-pavement and
off-road applications. This gives them a
higher center of gravity than ordinary cars.
An advantage of higher ground clearance is
a better view of the road, allowing you to
anticipate problems. However, they are not
designed for cornering at the same speeds
as conventional passenger cars any more
than low-slung sports cars are designed to
perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns
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or abrupt maneuvers, particularly at high
speeds. As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control or vehicle rollover.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in
collisions and rollovers. In a rollover crash,
an unbelted or improperly belted person is
significantly more likely to be injured or
killed than a person properly wearing a
seat belt.
Be sure to read “DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” later in this section.
OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
While driving, the right side or left side
wheels may unintentionally leave the road
surface. If this occurs, maintain control of
the vehicle by following the procedure
below. Please note that this procedure is
only a general guide. The vehicle must be
driven as appropriate based on the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Do not apply the brakes.
3. Maintain a firm grip on the steering
wheel with both hands and try to hold a
straight course.
4. When appropriate, slowly release the
accelerator pedal to gradually slow the
vehicle.
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5. If there is nothing in the way, steer the
vehicle to follow the road while the
vehicle speed is reduced. Do not
attempt to drive the vehicle back onto
the road surface until vehicle speed is
reduced.
6. When it is safe to do so, gradually turn
the steering wheel until both tires
return to the road surface. When all
tires are on the road surface, steer the
vehicle to stay in the appropriate
driving lane.
.
If you decide that it is not safe to
return the vehicle to the road surface based on vehicle, road or
traffic conditions, gradually slow
the vehicle to a stop in a safe place
off the road.
RAPID AIR PRESSURE LOSS
Rapid air pressure loss or a “blow-out” can
occur if the tire is punctured or is damaged
due to hitting a curb or pothole. Rapid air
pressure loss can also be caused by
driving on under-inflated tires.
visually inspect the tires for wear and
damage. See “WHEELS AND TIRES” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
If a tire rapidly loses air pressure or
“blows-out” while driving maintain control
of the vehicle by following the procedure
below. Please note that this procedure is
only a general guide. The vehicle must be
driven as appropriate based on the conditions of the vehicle, road and traffic.
WARNING
The following actions can increase the
chance of losing control of the vehicle if
there is a sudden loss of tire air pressure.
Losing control of the vehicle may cause a
collision and result in personal injury.
. The vehicle generally moves or pulls in
the direction of the flat tire.
.
Do not rapidly apply the brakes.
.
Do not rapidly release the accelerator
pedal.
.
Do not rapidly turn the steering wheel.
Rapid air pressure loss can affect the
handling and stability of the vehicle,
especially at highway speeds.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by
maintaining the correct air pressure and
2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering
wheel with both hands and try to hold a
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straight course.
3. When appropriate, slowly release the
accelerator pedal to gradually slow the
vehicle.
4. Gradually steer the vehicle to a safe
location off the road and away from
traffic if possible.
5. Lightly apply the brake pedal to gradually stop the vehicle.
6. Turn on the hazard warning flashers
and either contact a roadside emergency service to change the tire or see
“CHANGING A FLAT TIRE” in the “6. In
case of emergency” section of this
Owner’s Manual.
DRINKING ALCOHOL/DRUGS AND
DRIVING
WARNING
Never drive under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. Alcohol in the bloodstream reduces
coordination, delays reaction time and impairs judgement. Driving after drinking
alcohol increases the likelihood of being
involved in an accident injuring yourself and
others. Additionally, if you are injured in an
accident, alcohol can increase the severity
of the injury.
INFINITI is committed to safe driving.
However, you must choose not to drive
under the influence of alcohol. Every year
thousands of people are injured or killed in
alcohol-related accidents. Although the
local laws vary on what is considered to
be legally intoxicated, the fact is that
alcohol affects all people differently and
most people underestimate the effects of
alcohol.
Please observe the following precautions:
WARNING
.
Drive carefully when off the road and
avoid dangerous areas. Every person
who drives or rides in this vehicle
should be seated with their seat belt
fastened. This will keep you and your
passengers in position when driving
over rough terrain.
.
Do not drive across steep slopes.
Instead drive either straight up or
straight down the slopes. Off-road
vehicles can tip over sideways much
more easily than they can forward or
backward.
DRIVING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
.
Your INFINITI is designed for both normal
and off-road use. However, avoid driving in
deep water or mud as your INFINITI is
mainly designed for leisure use, unlike a
conventional off-road vehicle.
Many hills are too steep for any vehicle.
If you drive up them, you may stall. If
you drive down them, you may not be
able to control your speed. If you drive
across them, you may roll over.
.
Do not shift ranges while driving on
downhill grades as this could cause loss
of control of the vehicle.
.
Stay alert when driving to the top of a
hill. At the top there could be a drop-off
or other hazard that could cause an
accident.
Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix!
And that is true for drugs, too (over-thecounter, prescription, and illegal drugs).
Don’t drive if your ability to operate your
vehicle is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or
some other physical condition.
Remember that Two-Wheel Drive (2WD)
models are less capable than All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) models for rough road driving
and extrication when stuck in deep snow,
mud, or the like.
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If your engine stalls or you cannot make
it to the top of a steep hill, never
attempt to turn around. Your vehicle
could tip or roll over. Always back
straight down in R (Reverse) range.
Never back down in N (Neutral), using
only the brake, as this could cause loss
of control.
Heavy braking going down a hill could
cause your brakes to overheat and fade,
resulting in loss of control and an
accident. Apply brakes lightly and use
a low range to control your speed.
Unsecured cargo can be thrown around
when driving over rough terrain. Properly secure all cargo so it will not be
thrown forward and cause injury to you
or your passengers.
To avoid raising the center of gravity
excessively, do not exceed the rated
capacity of the roof rack (if so equipped)
and evenly distribute the load. Secure
heavy loads in the cargo area as far
forward and as low as possible. Do not
equip the vehicle with tires larger than
specified in this manual. This could
cause your vehicle to roll over.
Do not grip the inside or spokes of the
steering wheel when driving off-road.
The steering wheel could move suddenly
and injure your hands. Instead drive
with your fingers and thumbs on the
outside of the rim.
.
Before operating the vehicle, ensure
that the driver and all passengers have
their seat belts fastened.
.
Always drive with the floor mats in place
as the floor may became hot.
.
Lower your speed when encountering
strong crosswinds. With a higher center
of gravity, your INFINITI is more affected
by strong side winds. Slower speeds
ensure better vehicle control.
.
Do not drive beyond the performance
capability of the tires, even with AWD
engaged.
.
For AWD equipped vehicles, do not
attempt to raise two wheels off the
ground and shift the transmission to
any drive or reverse position with the
engine running. Doing so may result in
drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in serious
vehicle damage or personal injury.
.
Do not attempt to test an AWD equipped
vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer
(such as the dynamometers used by
some states for emissions testing), or
similar equipment even if the other two
wheels are raised off the ground. Make
sure you inform test facility personnel
that your vehicle is equipped with AWD
before it is placed on a dynamometer.
Using the wrong test equipment may
result in drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle movement which could
result in serious vehicle damage or
personal injury. (AWD models)
.
When a wheel is off the ground due to
an unlevel surface, do not spin the
wheel excessively.
.
Accelerating quickly, sharp steering
maneuvers or sudden braking may
cause loss of control.
.
If at all possible, avoid sharp turning
maneuvers, particularly at high speeds.
Your vehicle has a higher center of
gravity than a conventional passenger
car. The vehicle is not designed for
cornering at the same speeds as conventional passenger cars. Failure to
operate this vehicle correctly could
result in loss of control and/or a rollover
accident.
.
Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or
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PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
radial), and tread pattern on all four
wheels. Install tire chains on the rear
wheels when driving on slippery roads
and drive carefully.
.
Be sure to check the brakes immediately
after driving in mud or water. See
“BRAKE SYSTEM” later in this section
for wet brakes.
.
Avoid parking your vehicle on steep
hills. If you get out of the vehicle and it
rolls forward, backward or sideways,
you could be injured.
.
.
Whenever you drive off-road through
sand, mud or water as deep as the
wheel hub, more frequent maintenance
may be required. See the maintenance
information in the “INFINITI Service and
Maintenance Guide”.
Spinning the rear wheels on slippery
surfaces may cause the AWD warning
light to flash and the AWD system to
automatically switch from the AWD
mode to the 2WD mode. This could
reduce traction. Be especially careful
when towing a trailer. (AWD models)
WARNING
Do not operate the push-button ignition
switch while driving the vehicle except in an
emergency. (The engine will stop when the
ignition switch is pushed 3 consecutive
times or the ignition switch is pushed and
held for more than 2 seconds.) If the engine
stops while the vehicle is being driven, this
could lead to a crash and serious injury.
Before operating the push-button ignition
switch, be sure to move the selector lever
to the P (Park) position.
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OPERATING RANGE FOR ENGINE
START FUNCTION
The operating range for starting the engine
1
inside the vehicle *
is shown in the
illustration.
.
If the Intelligent Key is on the instrument panel, cargo area, inside the
glove box or door pocket, or the corner
of interior compartment, it may not be
possible to start the engine.
.
If the Intelligent Key is near the door or
door glass outside the vehicle, it may
be possible to start the engine.
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The ignition lock is designed so that the
ignition switch position cannot be switched
to LOCK until the selector lever is moved to
the P (Park) position.
lightly turning the steering wheel right
and left. (See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.)
When the ignition switch cannot be pushed
toward the LOCK position, proceed as
follows:
If the battery of the vehicle is discharged,
the push-button ignition switch cannot be
turned from the LOCK position.
1. Move the selector lever into the P (Park)
position.
Some indicators and warnings for operation are displayed on the dot matrix liquid
crystal display between the speedometer
and tachometer. (See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID
CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.)
2. Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position. The ignition switch position
indicator will not illuminate.
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When the ignition switch is pushed without
depressing the brake pedal, the ignition
switch position will change as follows:
.
Push center once to change to ACC.
.
Push center two times to change to ON.
.
Push center three times to change to
OFF. (No position illuminates.)
.
Push center four times to return to ACC.
.
Open or close any door to return to
LOCK during the OFF position.
The ignition switch is equipped with an
anti-theft steering lock device.
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3. Open the door. The ignition switch will
change to the LOCK position.
The selector lever can be moved from the P
(Park) position if the ignition switch is in
the ON position and the brake pedal is
depressed.
In order for the steering wheel to be
locked, it must be turned about 1/8 of a
right or left turn from the straight up
position.
To lock the steering wheel, push the
ignition switch to the OFF position. To
unlock the steering wheel, push the
ignition switch. If the steering lock release
malfunction indicator appears on the dot
matrix liquid crystal display, push the
push-button ignition switch again while
PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
POSITIONS
LOCK (Normal parking position)
The ignition switch can only be locked in
this position.
The ignition switch will be unlocked when
it is pushed to the ACC position while
carrying the Intelligent Key or with the
Intelligent Key inserted in the port.
ACC (Accessories)
This position activates electrical accessories such as the radio, when the engine
is not running.
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To remove the Intelligent Key from the port,
push the ignition switch to the OFF position
and pull the Intelligent Key out of the port.
ON (Normal operating position)
This position turns on the ignition system
and electrical accessories.
NOTE:
The Intelligent Key port does not charge
the Intelligent Key battery. If you see the
low battery indicator in the dot matrix
liquid crystal display, replace the battery
as soon as possible. (See “INTELLIGENT
KEY BATTERY REPLACEMENT” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
OFF
The engine can be turned off without
locking the steering wheel.
The ignition lock is designed so that the
ignition switch cannot be switched to the
LOCK position until the selector lever is
moved to the P (Park) position.
CAUTION
Do not leave the vehicle with the pushbutton ignition switch in ACC or ON positions when the engine is not running for an
extended period. This can discharge the
battery.
CAUTION
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INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DISCHARGE
If the battery of the Intelligent Key is
A of
almost discharged, the guide light *
the Intelligent Key port blinks and the
indicator appears on the dot matrix liquid
crystal display. (See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID
CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.)
In this case, inserting the Intelligent Key
1 allows you to start the
into the port *
engine. Make sure that the key ring side
faces backward as illustrated. Insert the
Intelligent Key in the port until it is latched
and secured.
.
Never place anything except the Intelligent Key in the Intelligent Key port.
Doing so may cause damage to the
equipment.
.
Make sure the Intelligent Key is in the
correct direction when inserting it to the
Intelligent Key port. The engine may not
start if it is in the incorrect direction.
.
Remove the Intelligent Key from the
Intelligent Key port after the ignition
switch is pushed to the OFF position.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
STARTING THE ENGINE
.
Make sure the area around the vehicle
is clear.
1. Apply the parking brake.
.
Check fluid levels such as engine oil,
coolant, brake fluid and window
washer fluid as frequently as possible,
or at least whenever you refuel.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
or N (Neutral) position. (P is recommended.)
The starter is designed not to operate
unless the selector lever is in either of
the above positions.
.
Check that all windows and lights are
clean.
.
Visually inspect tires for their appearance and condition. Also check tires for
proper inflation.
.
Lock all doors.
.
Position seat and adjust head restraints.
To start the engine immediately, push
and release the ignition switch while
depressing the brake pedal with the
ignition switch in any position.
.
Adjust inside and outside mirrors.
.
.
Fasten seat belts and ask all passengers to do likewise.
.
Check the operation of warning lights
when the ignition switch is pushed to
the ON position. (See “WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section.)
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3. Push the ignition switch to the ON
position. Depress the brake pedal and
push the ignition switch to start the
engine.
.
If the engine is very hard to start in
extremely cold weather or when
restarting, depress the accelerator
pedal a little (approximately 1/3 to
the floor) and while holding, crank
the engine. Release the accelerator
pedal when the engine starts.
If the engine is very hard to start
because it is flooded, depress the
accelerator pedal all the way to the
floor and hold it. Push the ignition
switch to the ON position to start
cranking the engine. After 5 or 6
seconds, stop cranking by pushing
the ignition switch to OFF. After
cranking the engine, release the
accelerator pedal. Crank the engine
with your foot off the accelerator
pedal by depressing the brake
pedal and pushing the push-button
ignition switch to start the engine. If
the engine starts, but fails to run,
repeat the above procedure.
CAUTION
Do not operate the starter for more than 15
seconds at a time. If the engine does not
start, push the ignition switch to OFF and
wait 10 seconds before cranking again,
otherwise the starter could be damaged.
4. Warm-up
Allow the engine to idle for at least 30
seconds after starting. Do not race the
engine while warming it up. Drive at
moderate speed for a short distance
first, especially in cold weather. In cold
weather, keep the engine running for a
minimum of 2 - 3 minutes before
shutting it off. Starting and stopping
the engine over a short period of time
may make the vehicle more difficult to
start.
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DRIVING THE VEHICLE
5. To stop the engine, shift the selector
lever to the P (Park) position and push
the ignition switch to the OFF position.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
7 speed automatic transmission
The automatic transmission in your vehicle
is electronically controlled by a transmission control module to produce maximum
efficiency and smooth operation.
Shown on the following pages are the
recommended operating procedures for
this transmission. Follow these procedures
for maximum vehicle performance and
driving enjoyment.
is pushed to the LOCK, OFF or ACC
position.
1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed
and push the selector lever button to
shift into a driving gear.
2. Release the parking brake and foot
brake, then gradually start the vehicle
in motion.
WARNING
.
Do not depress the accelerator pedal
while shifting from P (Park) or N
(Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive), DS
(Drive Sport) or manual shift mode.
Always depress the brake pedal until
shifting is completed. Failure to do so
could cause you to lose control and have
an accident.
.
Cold engine idle speed is high, so use
caution when shifting into a forward or
reverse gear before the engine has
warmed up.
.
Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse)
while vehicle is moving forward. Never
shift to P (Park), D (Drive) or DS (Drive
Sport) while vehicle is moving rearward.
Failure to do so could cause you to lose
control and have an accident.
Starting the vehicle
After starting the engine, fully depress the
foot brake pedal and push the selector
lever button before shifting the selector
lever to the R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D
(Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or Manual shift
mode position. Be sure the vehicle is fully
stopped before attempting to shift the
selector lever.
This automatic transmission model is
designed so that the foot brake pedal
must be depressed before shifting from P
(Park) to any drive position while the
ignition switch position is ON.
The selector lever cannot be moved out of
the P (Park) position and into any of the
other gear positions if the ignition switch
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selected without pushing the button.
CAUTION
.
.
WARNING
When stopping the vehicle on an uphill
grade, do not hold the vehicle by
depressing the accelerator pedal. The
foot brake should be used for this
purpose.
Apply the parking brake if the selector lever
is in any position while the engine is not
running. Failure to do so could cause the
vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away
and result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
Do not downshift abruptly on slippery
roads. This may cause a loss of control.
CAUTION
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Selector lever
Shifting
To move the selector lever,
:
Push the button while depressing
the brake pedal,
:
Push the button,
:
Just move the selector lever.
After starting the engine, fully depress the
brake pedal and shift the selector lever
from P (Park) to R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D
(Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or Manual shift
mode position.
Push the button to shift into P (Park) or R
(Reverse). All other positions can be
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Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped
and the transmission is in the P (Park)
position.
P (Park) position:
Use this selector position when the vehicle
is parked or when starting the engine.
Make sure the vehicle is completely
stopped. The brake pedal must be depressed and the selector lever button
pushed in to move the selector lever from
the N (Neutral) position or any drive
position to the P (Park) position. Apply
the parking brake. When parking on a hill,
apply the parking brake first, then move
the selector lever to the P (Park) position.
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CAUTION
Use this position only when the vehicle is
completely stopped.
R (Reverse):
Use this position to back up. Always be
sure the vehicle is completely stopped
before selecting the R (Reverse) position.
The brake pedal must be depressed and
the selector lever button pushed in to
move the selector lever from the P (Park)
position, the N (Neutral) position or any
drive position to the R (Reverse) position.
Sport) mode.
Moving the selector lever to the DS (Drive
Sport) position allows you to enjoy comfortable driving on a winding road and feel
smooth acceleration or deceleration on a
hilly road by moving in a lower gear
automatically.
When canceling the DS mode, return the
selector lever to the D (Drive) position. The
transmission returns to the normal driving
mode.
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Paddle shifter
N (Neutral):
Manual shift mode
Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The engine can be started in this
position. You may shift to the N (Neutral)
position and restart a stalled engine while
the vehicle is moving.
When the selector lever is in the DS (Drive
Sport) position, the transmission is ready
for the manual shift mode. Shift ranges can
be selected manually by moving the
selector lever up or down, or pulling the
right-side or left-side paddle shifter.
D (Drive):
Use this position for all normal forward
driving.
DS (Drive Sport) mode
When the selector lever is shifted from the
D (Drive) position to the manual shift gate,
the transmission enters the DS (Drive
When shifting up, move the selector lever
to the + (up) side or pull the right-side
A (if so equipped). The
paddle shifter (+) *
transmission shifts to the higher range.
When shifting down, move the selector
lever to the − (down) side or pull the leftB (if so equipped).
side paddle shifter (−) *
The transmission shifts to the lower range.
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When canceling the manual shift mode,
return the selector lever to the D (Drive)
position. The transmission returns to the
normal driving mode.
When you pull the paddle shifter while in
the D (Drive) position, the transmission will
shift to the upper or lower range temporarily. The transmission will automatically
return to the D (Drive) position after a short
period of time. If you want to return to the
D (Drive) position manually, pull and hold
the paddle shifter for about 1.5 seconds.
In the manual shift mode, the shift range is
displayed on the position indicator in the
meter.
Shift ranges up or down one by one as
follows:
M
1
M
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/
M
2
?
/
M
3
?
/
M
4
?
/
M
5
?
/
M
6
?
/
M
7
6 (6th) and
M
5 (5th):
Use this position when driving up long
slopes, or for engine braking when driving
down long slopes.
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4 (4th),
M
3 (3rd) and
M
2 (2nd):
Use for hill climbing or engine braking on
downhill grades.
M
1 (1st):
Use this position when climbing steep hills
slowly or driving slowly through deep
snow, or for maximum engine braking on
steep downhill grades.
.
Remember not to drive at high speeds
for extended periods of time in lower
than 7th gear. This reduces fuel economy.
.
Moving the selector lever rapidly to the
same side twice will shift the ranges in
succession.
.
In the manual shift mode, the transmission may not shift to the selected
gear. This helps maintain driving performance and reduces the chance of
vehicle damage or loss of control.
.
In the manual shift mode, the transmission automatically shifts down to
1st gear before the vehicle comes to a
stop. When accelerating again, it is
necessary to shift up to the desired
range.
7 (7th):
Use this position for all normal forward
driving at highway speeds.
M
M
Accelerator downshift
— In D (Drive) position —
For passing or hill climbing, fully depress
the accelerator pedal to the floor. This
shifts the transmission down into the lower
gear, depending on the vehicle speed.
Fail-safe
When the fail-safe operation occurs, note
that the transmission will be locked in any
of the forward gears according to the
condition.
If the vehicle is driven under extreme
conditions, such as excessive wheel spinning and subsequent hard braking, the
fail-safe system may be activated. This will
occur even if all electrical circuits are
functioning properly. In this case, push
the switch to the OFF position and wait for
3 seconds. Then push the ignition switch
back to the ON position. The vehicle
should return to its normal operating
condition. If it does not return to its
normal operating condition, have an
INFINITI dealer check the transmission
and repair if necessary.
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PARKING BRAKE
4. Push down the shift lock
illustrated.
B
*
as
C and
5. Push the selector lever button *
move the selector lever to N (Neutral)
D
while holding down the
position *
shift lock.
Push the ignition switch to the ON position
to unlock the steering wheel. Now the
vehicle may be moved to the desired
location.
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Shift lock release
If the battery charge is low or discharged,
the selector lever may not be moved from
the P (Park) position even with the brake
pedal depressed and the selector lever
button pushed.
If the battery is discharged completely, the
steering wheel cannot be unlocked. Do not
move the vehicle with the steering wheel
locked.
If the lever cannot be moved out of P
(Park), have an INFINITI dealer check the
automatic transmission system as soon as
possible.
WARNING
.
Be sure the parking brake is fully
released before driving. Failure to do
so can cause brake failure and lead to an
accident.
.
Do not release the parking brake from
outside the vehicle.
.
Do not use the gear shift in place of the
parking brake. When parking, be sure
the parking brake is fully engaged.
.
Do not leave children unattended in a
vehicle. They could release the parking
brake and cause an accident.
To move the selector lever, perform the
following procedure:
1. Push the ignition switch to the OFF or
LOCK position.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the shift lock cover
suitable tool.
A using a
*
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LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM/LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM (if so equipped)
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system/Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system will operate when the vehicle is driven
at speeds of approximately 45 MPH (72
km/h) and above, and when it is traveling
close to either the left or the right of a
traveling lane.
Each system functions as follows:
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MODELS
To apply: Fully depress the parking brake
1 .
pedal *
.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
— warns the driver by a warning light
and chime.
.
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system — warns the driver by a warning
light and chime, and helps assist the
driver to return the vehicle to the center
direction of the traveling lane by
applying brake control to the left or
right wheels individually (for a short
period of time).
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To release:
1. Firmly apply the foot brake
2 .
*
1
2. Depress the parking brake pedal *
and the parking brake will be released.
3. Before driving, be sure the brake
warning light goes out.
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The LDW and LDP systems monitor the lane
markers on the traveling lane using the
1 located above the inside
camera unit *
mirror. When the camera unit detects that
the vehicle is traveling close to either the
left or the right of the traveling lane, the
2
lane departure warning light *
on the
instrument panel blinks in orange and a
warning chime sounds. When the LDP
system is on, it will automatically apply
the brakes for a short period of time, using
the function of the Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system.
To turn on the LDW system, push the LDW
3 . The LDW ON indicator light *
4
switch *
on the switch will illuminate.
When the LDW switch is pushed, the FCW
system will also turn on or off simultaneously.
See “FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW)
SYSTEM” later in this section.
To turn on the LDP system, push the LDP
5 . The LDP ON indicator light *
2
switch *
will illuminate in green.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
SYSTEM
dealer.
.
Precautions on LDW system
WARNING
.
.
This system is only a warning device to
inform the driver of a potential unintended lane departure. It will not steer
the vehicle or prevent loss of control. It
is the driver’s responsibility to stay
alert, drive safely, keep the vehicle in
the traveling lane, and be in control of
the vehicle at all times.
The system will not operate at speeds
below approximately 45 MPH or if it
cannot detect lane markers.
.
If the LDW system malfunctions, it will
cancel automatically, and the lane departure warning light (orange) will
illuminate.
.
If the lane departure warning light
(orange) illuminates, pull off the road
to a safe location and stop the vehicle.
Turn the engine off and restart the
engine. If the lane departure warning
light (orange) continues to illuminate,
have the system checked by an INFINITI
Excessive noise will interfere with the
warning chime sound, and the chime
may not be heard.
The system may not function properly
under the following conditions:
.
On roads where there are multiple
parallel lane markers; lane markers
that are faded or not painted clearly;
yellow painted lane markers; non-standard lane markers; or lane markers
covered with water, dirt, snow, etc.
.
On roads where the discontinued lane
markers are still detectable.
.
On roads where there are sharp curves.
.
On roads where there are sharply
contrasting objects, such as shadows,
snow, water, wheel ruts, seams or lines
remaining after road repairs. (The LDW
system could detect these items as
lane markers.)
.
On roads where the traveling lane
merges or separates.
.
When the vehicle’s traveling direction
does not align with the lane marker.
.
When traveling close to the vehicle in
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front of you, which obstructs the lane
camera unit detection range.
.
When rain, snow or dirt adheres to the
windshield in front of the lane camera
unit.
.
When the headlights are not bright due
to dirt on the lens or if the aiming is not
adjusted properly.
.
When strong light enters the lane
camera unit. (For example, the light
directly shines on the front of the
vehicle at sunrise or sunset.)
.
When a sudden change in brightness
occurs. (For example, when the vehicle
enters or exits a tunnel or under a
bridge.)
LDW system operation
The LDW system provides a lane departure
warning function when the vehicle is driven
at speeds of approximately 45 MPH (72
km/h) and above. When the vehicle
approaches either the left or the right side
of the traveling lane, a warning chime will
sound and the lane departure warning light
(orange) on the instrument panel will blink
to alert the driver.
The warning function will stop when the
vehicle returns inside of the lane markers.
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Lane departure warning light (orange)
When you operate the lane change signal
and change traveling lanes in the direction
of the signal, the LDW system temporarily
suspends operation. It will become operable again approximately 2 seconds after
the lane change signal is turned off.
When the vehicle speed lowers to less than
approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h), the LDW
system will not provide a warning.
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LDW switch
The LDW system has an automatic setting
mode and a manual setting mode. The
setting mode can be changed. In the
automatic setting mode, the LDW system
is automatically turned on when the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position.
When the LDW system is on, the LDW ON
1
indicator *
on the LDW switch illuminates. To cancel the LDW system, push the
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LDW switch. The LDW ON indicator will turn
off. To turn on the system, push the LDW
switch again.
In the manual setting mode, you need to
push the LDW switch to turn on the system
after the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position.
The setting mode can be changed using
the LDW switch. To change the setting
mode, push and hold the LDW switch for
more than 4 seconds when the LDW ON
indicator is off. When the mode is changed,
a chime sounds and the LDW ON indicator
flashes.
LANE DEPARTURE PREVENTION
(LDP) SYSTEM
Precautions on LDP system
.
The LDP system will not operate at
speeds below approximately 45 MPH
72 km/h) or if it cannot detect lane
markers.
.
The LDP system may not function
properly under the following conditions,
and do not use the LDP system:
WARNING
.
The LDP system will not steer the
vehicle or prevent loss of control. It is
the driver’s responsibility to stay alert,
drive safely, keep the vehicle in the
traveling lane, and be in control of
vehicle at all times.
.
The LDP system is primarily intended for
use on well-developed freeways or highways. It may not detect the lane markers
in certain roads, weather or driving
conditions.
.
Using the LDP system under some
conditions of road, lane marker or
weather, or when you change lanes
without using the lane change signal
could lead to an unexpected system
operation. In such conditions, you need
to correct the vehicle’s direction with
your steering operation to avoid accidents.
.
When the LDP system is operating,
avoid excessive or sudden steering
Temporary disabled status at high
temperature
If the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight
under high temperature conditions (over
approximately 1048F (408C) and then
started, the LDW system may be deactivated automatically. The LDW ON indicator
on the switch will flash.
maneuvers. Otherwise, you could lose
control of the vehicle.
When the interior temperature is reduced,
the LDW system will resume operating
automatically and the LDW ON indicator
will stop flashing.
— During bad weather (rain, fog, snow,
wind, etc.).
— When driving on slippery roads, such
as on ice or snow, etc.
— When driving on winding or uneven
roads.
— When there is a lane closure due to
road repairs.
— When driving in a makeshift lane.
— When driving on roads where the lane
width is too narrow.
— When driving without normal tire
conditions (for example, tire wear,
low tire pressure, installation of
spare tire, tire chains, non-standard
wheels).
— When the vehicle is equipped with
nonoriginal brake parts or suspension parts.
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If the LDP system malfunctions, it will
cancel automatically. The lane departure
warning light (orange) on the instrument panel will illuminate.
.
If the lane departure warning light
(orange) illuminates, pull off the road
to a safe location and stop the vehicle.
Turn the engine off and restart the
engine. If the warning light (orange)
continues to illuminate, have the LDP
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
.
Excessive noise will interfere with the
warning chime sound, and the chime
may not be heard.
The functions of the LDP system (warning
and brake control assist) may or may not
operate properly under the following conditions:
.
On roads where there are multiple
parallel lane markers; lane markers
that are faded or not painted clearly;
yellow painted lane markers; non-standard lane markers; or lane markers
covered with water, dirt, snow, etc.
.
On roads where discontinued lane
markers are still detectable.
.
On roads where there are sharp curves.
.
On roads where there are sharply
contrasting objects, such as shadows,
snow, water, wheel ruts, seams or lines
remaining after road repairs. (The LDP
system could detect these items as
lane markers.)
.
On roads where the traveling lane
merges or separates.
.
When the vehicle’s traveling direction
does not align with the lane marker.
.
When traveling close to the vehicle in
front of you, which obstructs the lane
camera unit detection range.
.
When rain, snow or dirt adheres to the
windshield in front of the lane camera
unit.
.
When the headlights are not bright due
to dirt on the lens or if the aiming is not
adjusted properly.
.
When strong light enters the lane
camera unit. (For example, the light
directly shines on the front of the
vehicle at sunrise or sunset.)
.
When a sudden change in brightness
occurs. (For example, when the vehicle
enters or exits a tunnel or under a
bridge.)
may hear a sound of brake operation. This
is normal and indicates that the LDP
system is operating properly.
While the LDP system is operating, you
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The warning and assist functions will stop
when the vehicle returns to a position
inside of the lane marker.
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LDP ON indicator light (green)/ Warning
light (orange)
LDP system operation
The LDP system provides a lane departure
warning and brake control assistance when
the vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h) and above.
When the vehicle approaches either the left
or the right side of the traveling lane, a
warning chime will sound and the lane
departure warning light (orange) on the
instrument panel will blink to alert the
driver. Then, the LDP system will automatically apply the brakes for a short period
of time to help assist the driver to return
the vehicle to the center of the traveling
lane.
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LDP switch
To turn on the LDP system, push the LDP
switch on the steering wheel after starting
the engine. The LDP ON indicator light
(green) on the instrument panel will
illuminate. Push the LDP switch again to
turn off the LDP system. The LDP ON
indicator light will turn off.
Automatic deactivation
Condition A:
The warning and assist functions of the
LDP system are not designed to work under
the following conditions:
.
When you operate the lane change
signal and change the traveling lanes
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in the direction of the signal. (The LDP
system will be deactivated for approximately 2 seconds after the lane change
signal is turned off.)
After the above conditions have finished
and the necessary operating conditions are
satisfied, the LDP brake control assist
function will resume.
When the vehicle speed lowers to less
than approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h).
Condition C:
After the above conditions have finished
and the necessary operating conditions are
satisfied, the warning and assist functions
will resume.
Under the following conditions, a beep will
sound and the LDP system will be canceled
automatically. The LDP ON indicator light
will blink in green, and the LDP system
cannot be activated:
Condition B:
.
The assist function of the LDP system is not
designed to work under the following
conditions (warning is still functional):
When the VDC system (except TCS
function) or ABS operates.
.
When the VDC system is turned off.
.
When the SNOW mode switch is turned
on.
.
When the brake pedal is depressed.
.
When the steering wheel is turned as
far as necessary for the vehicle to
change lanes.
.
When the accelerator pedal is depressed while the brake control assist
is provided.
.
When the Intelligent Cruise Control
(ICC) approach warning occurs.
.
When the hazard warning flashers are
operated.
.
When driving on a curve at high speed.
ON indicator (green) will blink.
When the interior temperature is reduced,
the system will resume operating automatically and the LDP ON indicator will stop
blinking.
Action to take:
When the above conditions no longer exist,
turn off the LDP system by pushing the LDP
switch. Push the LDP switch again to turn
the LDP system back on.
Temporary disabled status at high temperature:
If the vehicle is parked in direct sunlight
under high temperature conditions (over
approximately 1048F (408C)) and then the
LDP system is turned on, the LDP system
may be deactivated automatically. The LDP
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CRUISE CONTROL
era unit’s capability of detecting the
lane markers.
.
Do not strike or damage the areas
around the camera unit. Do not touch
the camera lens or remove the screw
located on the camera unit. If the
camera unit is damaged due to an
accident, contact an INFINITI dealer.
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CONTROL
.
If the cruise control system malfunctions, it will cancel automatically. The
SET indicator on the dot matrix crystal
display will then blink to warn the
driver.
.
If the engine coolant temperature becomes excessively high, the cruise
control system will be canceled automatically.
.
If the SET indicator blinks, turn the
cruise control main switch off and have
the system checked by your INFINITI
dealer.
.
The SET indicator may sometimes blink
when the cruise control main switch is
turned ON while pushing the RESUME/
ACCELERATE, SET/COAST or CANCEL
switch. To properly set the cruise
control system, perform the steps
below in the order indicated.
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LANE CAMERA UNIT MAINTENANCE
1 for the LDW/LDP
The lane camera unit *
system is located above the inside mirror.
To keep the proper operation of the LDW/
LDP systems and prevent a system malfunction, be sure to observe the following:
.
Always keep the windshield clean.
.
Do not attach a sticker (including
transparent material) or install an
accessory near the camera unit.
.
Do not place reflective materials, such
as white paper or a mirror, on the
instrument panel. The reflection of
sunlight may adversely affect the cam-
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control when driving
under the following conditions:
. when it is not possible to keep the
vehicle at a set speed
.
in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
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To set cruising speed, accelerate your
vehicle to the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it. (The
CRUISE SET indicator will come on in the
instrument panel.) Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the set speed.
speed
.
on winding or hilly roads
.
on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.)
.
in very windy areas
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle
control and result in an accident.
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1. RESUME/ACCELERATE switch
2. SET/COAST switch
3. CANCEL switch
4. MAIN (ON·OFF) switch
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
The cruise control allows driving at a speed
between 25 to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h)
without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
To turn on the cruise control, push the
MAIN switch on. The CRUISE indicator will
come on.
.
To pass another vehicle, depress the
accelerator pedal. When you release
the pedal, the vehicle will return to the
previously set speed.
.
The vehicle may not maintain the set
speed on winding or hilly roads. If this
happens, drive without the cruise control.
To cancel the preset speed, follow any of
these methods:
a) Push the CANCEL button. The SET
indicator will go out.
b) Tap the brake pedal. The SET indicator
will go out.
c) Move the selector lever to the N
(Neutral) position. The SET indicator
will go out.
d) Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the
CRUISE indicator and SET indicator will
go out.
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INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC)
SYSTEM (FULL SPEED RANGE) (if so
equipped)
.
If you depress the brake pedal while
pushing the RESUME/ACCELERATE or
SET/COAST switch and reset at the
cruising speed, the cruise control will
disengage. Turn the MAIN switch off
once and then turn it on again.
.
The cruise control will automatically
cancel if the vehicle slows more than 8
MPH (13 km/h) below the set speed.
.
If you move the selector lever to the N
(Neutral) position, the cruise control
will be canceled.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
of the following methods:
.
.
.
Depress the accelerator pedal. When
the vehicle attains the desired speed,
push and release the SET/COAST
switch.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use
one of the following methods:
.
Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
the SET/COAST switch and release it.
.
Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
Release the switch when the vehicle
slows down to the desired speed.
.
Push, then quickly release the SET/
COAST switch. Each time you do this,
the set speed will decrease by about 1
MPH (1.6 km/h).
To resume the preset speed, push and
release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
The vehicle will resume the last set
cruising speed when the vehicle speed is
over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
The Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
maintains a selected distance from the
vehicle in front of you within the speed
range of 0 to 90 MPH (0 to 144 km/h) up to
the set speed. The set speed can be
selected by the driver between 20 to 90
MPH (32 to 144 km/h).
The vehicle travels at a set speed when the
road ahead is clear.
The ICC system can be set to one of two
cruise control modes.
.
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode:
For maintaining a selected distance
between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you up to the preset speed.
.
Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode:
Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. When the vehicle attains
the speed you desire, release the
switch.
Push, then quickly release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time
you do this, the set speed will increase
by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
For cruising at a preset speed.
WARNING
.
Always drive carefully and attentively
when using either cruise control mode.
Read and understand the Owner’s Manual thoroughly before using the cruise
control. To avoid serious injury or death,
do not rely on the system to prevent
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accidents or to control the vehicle’s
speed in emergency situations. Do not
use cruise control except in appropriate
road and traffic conditions.
.
In the conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode, a warning chime will not
sound to warn you if you are too close to
the vehicle ahead. Pay special attention
to the distance between your vehicle
and the vehicle ahead of you or a
collision could occur.
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1. Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode
2. Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode
A to choose the
Push the MAIN switch *
cruise control mode between the vehicle1 and
to-vehicle distance control mode *
the conventional (fixed speed) cruise con2 .
trol mode *
To choose the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
1 , quickly push and release
control mode *
A . To choose the
the MAIN switch *
conventional (fixed speed) cruise control
2 , push and hold the MAIN switch
mode *
A
for longer than approximately 1.5
*
seconds.
Once a control mode is activated, it cannot
be changed to the other cruise control
mode. To change the mode, push the MAIN
switch once to turn the system off. Then
push the MAIN switch again to turn the
system back on and select the desired
cruise control mode.
Always confirm the setting in the Intelligent
Cruise Control system display.
For the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode, see the following description. For
the conventional (fixed speed) cruise control mode, see page 5-46.
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SELECTING THE VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE CONTROL MODE
The detection range of the sensor is
approximately 390 ft (120 m) ahead.
To choose the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
1 , quickly push and release
control mode *
A .
the MAIN switch *
WARNING
.
This system is only an aid to assist the
driver and is not a collision warning or
avoidance device. It is the driver’s
responsibility to stay alert, drive safely
and be in control of the vehicle at all
times.
.
The system is primarily intended for use
on straight, dry, open roads with light
traffic. It is not advisable to use the
system in city traffic or congested areas.
.
This system will not adapt automatically
to road conditions. This system should
be used in evenly flowing traffic. Do not
use the system on roads with sharp
curves, or on icy roads, in heavy rain or
in fog.
VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE
CONTROL MODE
In the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode, the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
system automatically maintains a selected
distance from the vehicle traveling in front
of you according to that vehicle’s speed
(up to the set speed), or at the set speed
when the road ahead is clear.
With ICC, the driver can maintain the same
speed as other vehicles without the constant need to adjust the set speed as you
would with a normal cruise control system.
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PRECAUTIONS ON VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE CONTROL MODE
The system is intended to enhance the
operation of the vehicle when following a
vehicle traveling in the same lane and
direction.
A detects a slower
If the distance sensor *
moving vehicle ahead, the system will
reduce the vehicle speed so that your
vehicle follows the vehicle in front at the
selected distance.
The system automatically controls the
throttle and applies the brakes (up to
25% of vehicle braking power) if necessary.
The distance sensor will not detect the
following objects:
.
Stationary and slow moving vehicles
.
Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
.
Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
.
Motorcycles traveling offset in the
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— On roads where the traffic is heavy or
there are sharp curves
— On slippery road surfaces such as on
ice or snow, etc.
— During bad weather (rain, fog, snow,
etc.)
travel lane
WARNING
.
As there is a performance limit to the
distance control function, never rely
solely on the Intelligent Cruise Control
system. This system does not correct
careless, inattentive or absent-minded
driving, or overcome poor visibility in
rain, fog, or other bad weather. Decelerate the vehicle speed by depressing the
brake pedal, depending on the distance
to the vehicle ahead and the surrounding circumstances in order to maintain a
safe distance between vehicles.
.
If the vehicle ahead comes to a stop, the
vehicle decelerates to a standstill within
the limitations of the system. The
system will cancel once it judges that
the vehicle has come to a standstill and
sound a warning chime. To prevent the
vehicle from moving, the driver must
depress the brake pedal.
.
The system may not detect the vehicle
in front of you in certain road or weather
conditions. To avoid accidents, never
use the Intelligent Cruise Control system under the following conditions:
.
When the windshield wiper is operated at the low speed (LO) or high
speed (HI) position, the Intelligent
Cruise Control system is automatically canceled.
— When strong light (for example, at
sunrise or sunset) is directly shining
on the front of the vehicle
— When rain, snow or dirt adhere to the
system sensor
— On steep downhill roads (the vehicle
may go beyond the set vehicle speed
and frequent braking may result in
overheating the brakes)
— On repeated uphill and downhill
roads
— When traffic conditions make it difficult to keep a proper distance between vehicles because of frequent
acceleration or deceleration
Do not use the Intelligent Cruise Control
system if you are towing a trailer. The
system may not detect a vehicle ahead.
.
In some road or traffic conditions, a
vehicle or object can unexpectedly come
into the sensor detection zone and
cause automatic braking. You may need
to control the distance from other
vehicles using the accelerator pedal.
Always stay alert and avoid using the
ICC system when it is not recommended
in this section.
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detects the signals returned from the
reflectors on a vehicle ahead. Therefore, if
the sensor cannot detect the reflector on
the vehicle ahead, the ICC system may not
maintain the selected distance.
The following are some conditions in which
the sensor cannot detect the signals:
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VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DISTANCE
CONTROL MODE OPERATION
Always pay attention to the operation of
the vehicle and be ready to manually
control the proper following distance. The
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode of
the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
may not be able to maintain the selected
distance between vehicles (following distance) or selected vehicle speed under
some circumstances.
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
A
mode uses a sensor *
located on the
front of the vehicle to detect vehicles
traveling ahead. The sensor generally
.
When the reflector of the vehicle ahead
is positioned high on the vehicle
(trailer, etc.)
.
When the reflector on the vehicle ahead
is missing, damaged or covered
.
When the reflector of the vehicle ahead
is covered with dirt, snow and road
spray
.
When the snow or road spray from
traveling vehicles reduces the sensor’s
visibility
.
When dense exhaust or other smoke
(black smoke) from vehicles reduces
the sensor’s visibility
.
When excessively heavy baggage is
loaded in the rear seat or the luggage
room of your vehicle
The ICC system is designed to automatically check the sensor’s operation within
the limitation of the system. When the
sensor is covered with dirt or is obstructed,
the system will automatically be canceled.
If the sensor is covered with ice, a
transparent or translucent vinyl bag, etc.,
the ICC system may not detect them. In
these instances, the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode may not cancel and
may not be able to maintain the selected
following distance from the vehicle ahead.
Be sure to check and clean the sensor
regularly.
The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode is designed to maintain a selected
distance and reduce the speed to match
the slower vehicle ahead. The system will
decelerate the vehicle as necessary and if
the vehicle ahead comes to a stop, the
vehicle decelerates to a standstill. However, the ICC system can only apply up to
25% of the vehicles total braking power.
This system should only be used when
traffic conditions allow vehicle speeds to
remain fairly constant or when vehicle
speeds change gradually. If a vehicle
moves into the traveling lane ahead or if
a vehicle traveling ahead rapidly decelerates, the distance between vehicles may
become closer because the ICC system
cannot decelerate the vehicle quickly enough. If this occurs, the ICC system will
sound a warning chime and blink the
system display to notify the driver to take
necessary action.
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The system will cancel and a warning
chime will sound if the speed is below
approximately 15 MPH (24 km/h) and a
vehicle is not detected ahead. The system
will also disengage when the vehicle goes
above the maximum set speed.
See “Approach warning” later in this
section.
The following items are controlled in the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode:
.
When there are no vehicles traveling
ahead, the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode maintains the speed set
by the driver. The set speed range is
between approximately 20 and 90 MPH
(32 and 144 km/h).
.
When there is a vehicle traveling
ahead, the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode adjusts the speed to
maintain the distance, selected by
driver, from the vehicle ahead. The
adjusting speed range is up to the set
speed. If the vehicle ahead comes to a
stop, the vehicle decelerates to a
standstill within the limitations of the
system. The system will cancel once it
judges a standstill with a warning
chime.
.
When the vehicle traveling ahead has
moved out from its lane of travel, the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance control
mode accelerates and maintains vehicle speed up to the set speed.
The ICC system does not control vehicle
speed or warn you when you approach
stationary and slow moving vehicles. You
must pay attention to vehicle operation to
maintain proper distance from vehicles
ahead when approaching toll gates or
traffic congestion.
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The detection zone of the ICC sensor is
limited. A vehicle ahead must be in the
detection zone for the vehicle-to-vehicle
distance detection mode to maintain the
selected distance from the vehicle ahead.
have to manually control the proper
distance away from vehicle traveling
ahead.
A vehicle ahead may move outside of the
detection zone due to its position within
the same lane of travel. Motorcycles may
not be detected in the same lane ahead if
they are traveling offset from the centerline
of the lane. A vehicle that is entering the
lane ahead may not be detected until the
vehicle has completely moved into the
lane. If this occurs, the ICC system may
warn you by blinking the system indicator
and sounding the chime. The driver may
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When driving on some roads, such as
winding, hilly, curved, narrow roads, or
roads which are under construction, the
ICC sensor may detect vehicles in a
different lane, or may temporarily not
detect a vehicle traveling ahead. This may
cause the ICC system to decelerate or
accelerate the vehicle.
The detection of vehicles may also be
affected by vehicle operation (steering
maneuver or traveling position in the lane,
etc.) or vehicle condition. If this occurs, the
ICC system may warn you by blinking the
system indicator and sounding the chime
unexpectedly. You will have to manually
control the proper distance away from the
vehicle traveling ahead.
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When driving on the freeway at a set speed
and approaching a slower traveling vehicle
ahead, the ICC will adjust the speed to
maintain the distance, selected by the
driver, from the vehicle ahead. If the
vehicle ahead changes lanes or exits the
freeway, the ICC system will accelerate and
maintain the speed up to the set speed.
Pay attention to the driving operation to
maintain control of the vehicle as it
accelerates to the set speed.
The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
on winding or hilly roads. If this occurs,
you will have to manually control the
vehicle speed.
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4) DISTANCE switch:
Changes the vehicle’s following distance:
. Long
.
Middle
.
Short
5) MAIN (ON·OFF) switch:
Master switch to activate the system
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Intelligent cruise control switch
The system is operated by a MAIN switch
and four control switches, all mounted on
the steering wheel.
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Intelligent cruise control system
display and indicators
The display is located between the speedometer and tachometer.
1) RESUME/ACCELERATE switch:
1) MAIN switch indicator:
Resumes set speed or increases speed
incrementally.
2) SET/COAST switch:
Indicates that the MAIN switch is ON.
2) Vehicle ahead detection indicator:
Sets desired cruise speed, reduces
speed incrementally.
3) CANCEL switch:
Deactivates the system without erasing
the set speed.
Indicates whether it detects a vehicle in
front of you.
3) Set distance indicator:
Displays the selected distance between
vehicles set with the DISTANCE switch.
4) Indicates your vehicle
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5) Set vehicle speed indicator:
Indicates the set vehicle speed.
For Canadian models, the speed is
displayed in km/h.
6) Intelligent Cruise Control system warning light (orange):
The light comes on if there is a
malfunction in the ICC system.
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When the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position, the indicators come on as
illustrated to check for a burned-out bulb,
and it turns off when the engine is started.
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Operating vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
To turn on the cruise control, quickly push
A on. The
and release the MAIN switch *
cruise indicator light, set distance indicator
and set vehicle speed indicator come on
and in a standby state for setting.
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To set cruising speed, accelerate your
vehicle to the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it. (Vehicle
ahead detection indicator, set distance
indicator and set vehicle speed indicator
come on.) Take your foot off the accelerator
pedal. Your vehicle will maintain the set
speed.
.
When the parking brake is applied
.
When the brakes are operated by the
driver
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When the SET/COAST switch is pushed
under the following conditions, the system
cannot be set and the ICC indicators will
blink for approximately 2 seconds:
.
When traveling below 20 MPH (32
km/h) and the vehicle ahead is not
detected
.
When the selector lever is not in the D,
DS or Manual mode
.
When the windshield wipers are operating at low (LO) or high speed (HI). If
the vehicle is equipped with a rainsensing auto wiper, the system may
cancel when the wipers are operating at
the intermittent (INT) speed.
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.
When the VDC system is off (To use the
ICC system, turn on the VDC system.
Push the MAIN switch to turn off the ICC
system and reset the ICC switch by
pushing the MAIN switch again.)
For details about the VDC system, see
“VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM” later in this section.
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When the SET/COAST switch is pushed
under the following conditions, the system
cannot be set.
A warning chime will sound and the ICC
indicators will blink.
.
.
When ABS or VDC (including the traction control system) is operating
.
When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
.
When a wheel is slipping (To use the
ICC system, make sure the wheels are
no longer slipping. Push the MAIN
switch to turn off the ICC, and reset
the ICC system by pushing the MAIN
switch again.)
When the SNOW mode switch is ON (To
use the ICC system, turn off the SNOW
mode switch, push the MAIN switch to
turn off the ICC and reset the ICC switch
by pressing the MAIN switch again.)
For details about the SNOW mode
switch, see “SNOW MODE SWITCH” in
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
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Vehicle detected ahead:
When a vehicle is detected in the lane
ahead, the ICC system decelerates the
vehicle by controlling the throttle and
applying the brakes to match the speed
of a slower vehicle ahead. The system then
controls the vehicle speed based on the
speed of the vehicle ahead to maintain the
driver selected distance.
The stoplights of the vehicle come on and
the brake pedal depresses when braking is
performed by the ICC system.
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1. System set display with vehicle ahead
2. System set display without vehicle
ahead
System operation
WARNING
Normally when controlling the distance to a
vehicle ahead, this system automatically
accelerates or decelerates your vehicle
according to the speed of the vehicle ahead.
Depress the accelerator to properly accelerate your vehicle when acceleration is
required for a lane change. Depress the
When the brake operates, a noise may be
heard. This is not a malfunction.
brake pedal when deceleration is required to
maintain a safe distance to the vehicle
ahead due to its sudden braking or if a
vehicle cuts in. Always stay alert when
using the ICC system.
When a vehicle ahead is detected, the
vehicle ahead detection indicator comes
on. The ICC system will also display the set
speed and selected distance.
The driver sets the desired vehicle speed
based on the road conditions. The ICC
system maintains the set vehicle speed,
similar to standard cruise control, as long
as no vehicle is detected in the lane ahead.
When a vehicle is no longer detected
ahead, the ICC system gradually accelerates your vehicle to resume the previously
set vehicle speed. The ICC system then
maintains the set speed.
The ICC system displays the set speed.
When a vehicle is no longer detected the
vehicle ahead detection indicator turns off.
Vehicle ahead not detected:
If a vehicle ahead appears during acceleration to the set vehicle speed or any time
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the ICC system is in operation, the system
controls the distance to that vehicle.
How to change the set vehicle
speed
When a vehicle is no longer detected under
approximately 15 MPH (24 km/h), the
system will be canceled.
To cancel the preset speed, use any of
these methods:
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When passing another vehicle, the set
speed indicator will flash when the vehicle
speed exceeds the set speed. The vehicle
detect indicator will turn off when the area
ahead of the vehicle is open. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to
the previously set speed.
Even though your vehicle speed is set in
the ICC system, you can depress the
accelerator pedal when it is necessary to
accelerate your vehicle rapidly.
.
Push the CANCEL switch. The set
vehicle speed indicator will go out.
.
Tap the brake pedal. The set vehicle
speed indicator will go out.
.
Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the ON/
OFF switch indicator and set vehicle
speed indicator will go out.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
of the following methods:
.
Depress the accelerator pedal. When
the vehicle attains the desired speed,
push and release the SET/COAST
switch.
.
Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. The set vehicle speed will
increase by approximately 5 MPH (5
km/h for Canada).
.
Push, then quickly release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time
you do this, the set speed will increase
by approximately 1 MPH (1 km/h for
Canada).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use
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one of the following methods:
.
Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
the SET/COAST switch and release it.
.
Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
The set vehicle speed will decrease by
approximately 5 MPH (5 km/h for
Canada).
.
Push, then quickly release the SET/
COAST switch. Each time you do this,
the set speed will decrease by approximately 1 MPH (1 km/h for Canada).
To resume the preset speed, push and
release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
The vehicle will resume the last set
cruising speed when the vehicle speed is
over 20 MPH (32 km/h).
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How to change the set distance to
the vehicle ahead
The distance to the vehicle ahead can be
selected at any time depending on the
traffic conditions.
A
Each time the DISTANCE switch *
is
pushed, the set distance will change to
long, middle, short and back to long again
in that sequence.
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and ICC system display. Decelerate by
depressing the brake pedal to maintain a
safe vehicle distance if:
.
The chime sounds.
.
The vehicle ahead detection and set
distance indicator blink.
The warning chime may not sound in some
cases when there is a short distance
between vehicles. Some examples are:
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.
.
The distance to the vehicle ahead will
change according to the vehicle speed.
The higher the vehicle speed, the
longer the distance.
If the engine is stopped, the set
distance becomes “long”. (Each time
the engine is started, the initial setting
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becomes “long”.)
.
When the vehicles are traveling at the
same speed and the distance between
vehicles is not changing
.
When the vehicle ahead is traveling
faster and the distance between vehicles is increasing
.
When the accelerator pedal is depressed, overriding the system
.
When a vehicle cuts in near your
vehicle
The warning chime will not sound when
your vehicle approaches vehicles that are
parked or moving slowly.
Approach warning
If your vehicle comes closer to the vehicle
ahead due to rapid deceleration of that
vehicle or if another vehicle cuts in, the
system warns the driver with the chime
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by vehicle operation (steering maneuver or
driving position in the lane) or traffic or
vehicle condition (for example, if a vehicle
is being driven with some damage).
.
When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
.
When distance measurement becomes
impaired due to adhesion of dirt or
obstruction to the sensor
.
When a wheel slips
Automatic cancellation
A chime sounds under the following conditions and the control is automatically
canceled.
.
When the vehicle ahead is not detected
and your vehicle is traveling below the
speed of 15 MPH (24 km/h)
.
When the system judges the vehicle is
at standstill
.
When the selector lever is not in the D,
DS or Manual mode
.
When the windshield wipers are operating at low (LO) or high speed (HI). If
the vehicle is equipped with a rain
sensing auto-wiper, the system may
cancel when the wipers are set to
intermittent (INT).
.
When the parking brake is applied
.
When the SNOW mode switch is turned
ON
.
When the VDC system is turned off
.
When ABS or VDC (including the traction control system) operates
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NOTE:
The approach warning chime may sound
and the system display may blink when
A
the ICC sensor detects some reflectors *
which are fitted on vehicles in other lanes
or on the side of the road. This may cause
the ICC system to decelerate or accelerate
the vehicle. The ICC sensor may detect
these reflectors when the vehicle is driven
on winding roads, hilly roads or when
entering or exiting a curve. The ICC sensor
may also detect reflectors on narrow roads
or in road construction zones. In these
cases you will have to manually control
the proper distance ahead of your vehicle.
Also, the sensor sensitivity can be affected
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.
When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
Action to take:
When the conditions listed above are no
longer present, turn the system off using
the Intelligent Cruise Control MAIN Switch.
Turn the ICC system back on to use the
system.
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Warning light and display
Condition B:
Condition A:
When the sensor window is dirty, making it
impossible to detect a vehicle ahead, the
ICC system is automatically canceled.
Under the following conditions, the Intelligent Cruise Control system is automatically
canceled. The chime will sound and the
system will not be able to be set.
.
When the VDC system is turned off
.
When the VDC or ABS (including the
traction control system) operates
.
When a tire slips
.
When the SNOW mode switch is turned
ON
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The chime sounds and the system warning
light (orange) will come on and the “CLEAN
SENSOR” indicator will appear.
Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place, turn the engine off.
Clean the sensor window with a soft cloth
and then perform the settings again.
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Condition C:
When the ICC system is not operating
properly, the chime sounds and the system
warning light (orange) will come on.
Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, resume driving and set
the ICC system again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the
system is malfunctioning. Although the
vehicle is still driveable under normal
conditions, have the vehicle checked at
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Sensor maintenance
A is located
The sensor for the ICC system *
below the front bumper.
To keep the ICC system operating properly,
be sure to observe the following:
.
Always keep the sensor clean. Wipe
with a soft cloth carefully so as not to
damage the sensor.
.
Do not strike or damage the areas
around the sensor. Do not touch or
remove the screw located on the
sensor. Doing so could cause failure
or malfunction. If the sensor is damaged due to an accident, contact an
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.
INFINITI dealer.
under the following conditions:
Do not attach a sticker (including
transparent material) or install an
accessory near the sensor. This could
cause failure or malfunction.
— when it is not possible to keep the
vehicle at a set speed
— in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies
in speed
— on winding or hilly roads
— on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice,
etc.)
— in very windy areas
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle
control and result in an accident.
CONVENTIONAL (FIXED SPEED)
CRUISE CONTROL MODE
This mode allows driving at a speed
between 25 to 90 MPH (40 to 144 km/h)
without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
.
WARNING
.
In the conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode, a warning chime does not
sound to warn you if you are too close to
the vehicle ahead, as neither the presence of the vehicle ahead nor the
vehicle-to-vehicle distance is detected.
.
Pay special attention to the distance
between your vehicle and the vehicle
ahead of you or a collision could occur.
.
Always confirm the setting in the
Intelligent Cruise Control system display.
.
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Do not use the conventional (fixed
speed) cruise control mode when driving
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Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control switch
1) RESUME/ACCELERATE switch:
Resumes set speed or increases speed
incrementally.
2) SET/COAST switch:
Sets the desired cruise speed, reduces
speed incrementally.
3) CANCEL switch:
Deactivates the system without erasing
the set speed.
4) MAIN (ON·OFF) switch:
Master switch to activate the system.
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3) Cruise system warning light:
Comes on if there is a malfunction in
the cruise control system.
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Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode display and indicators
The display is located between the speedometer and tachometer.
1) MAIN switch indicator:
Indicates that the MAIN switch is ON.
2) Cruise set switch indicator:
Displays while the vehicle speed is
controlled by the conventional (fixed
speed) cruise control mode of the ICC
system.
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Operating conventional (fixed
speed) cruise control mode
To turn on the conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode, push and hold the
A for longer than about 1.5
MAIN switch *
seconds.
When pushing the MAIN switch on, the
Intelligent Cruise Control system display
and the CRUISE indicator are displayed on
the dot matrix crystal display. After you
hold the MAIN switch on for longer than
about 1.5 seconds, the Intelligent Cruise
Control system display goes out. The
CRUISE indicator stays lit. You can now
set your desired cruising speed. Pushing
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following methods:
the MAIN switch again will turn the system
completely off.
a) Push the CANCEL button. The SET
indicator will go out.
When the ignition switch is pushed to the
OFF position, the system is also automatically turned off. To use the Intelligent
Cruise Control again, quickly push and
release the MAIN switch (vehicle-to-vehicle
distance control mode) or push and hold it
(conventional cruise control mode) again to
turn it on.
When the Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system is on, the conventional (fixed
speed) cruise control mode cannot be
turned on even though the MAIN switch is
pushed and held.
To turn on the conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode, turn off the DCA
system. See “DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST
(DCA) SYSTEM” later in this section.
CAUTION
To avoid accidentally engaging cruise control, make sure to turn the ON/OFF switch off
when not using the Intelligent Cruise Control.
b) Tap the brake pedal. The SET indicator
will go out.
c) Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the
CRUISE indicator and SET indicator will
go out.
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one
of the following three methods:
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To set cruising speed, accelerate your
vehicle to the desired speed, push the
SET/COAST switch and release it. (The SET
indicator will come on in the display.) Take
your foot off the accelerator pedal. Your
vehicle will maintain the set speed.
b) Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE set switch. When the vehicle attains
the speed you desire, release the
switch.
.
To pass another vehicle, depress the
accelerator pedal. When you release
the pedal, the vehicle will return to the
previously set speed.
c) Push, then quickly release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch. Each time
you do this, the set speed will increase
by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
.
The vehicle may not maintain the set
speed when going up or down steep
hills. If this happens, manually maintain vehicle speed.
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use
one of the following three methods:
To cancel the preset speed, use any of the
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a) Depress the accelerator pedal. When
the vehicle attains the desired speed,
push and release the SET/COAST
switch.
a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
the SET/COAST switch and release it.
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b) Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
Release the switch when the vehicle
slows down to the desired speed.
PREVIEW FUNCTION (for Intelligent
Cruise Control system equipped
models)
c) Push, then quickly release the SET/
COAST switch. Each time you do this,
the set speed will decrease by about 1
MPH (1.6 km/h).
To resume the preset speed, push and
release the RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
The vehicle will resume the last set
cruising speed when the vehicle speed is
over 25 MPH (40 km/h).
Automatic cancellation
Under the following condition, a chime will
sound and the system control is automatically canceled.
.
When the vehicle slows down more
than 8 MPH (13 km/h) below the set
speed
.
When the vehicle speed falls below
approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h)
.
When the selector lever is not in the D,
DS or Manual mode
.
When the parking brake is applied
.
When the VDC (including the traction
control system) operates
.
When a wheel slips
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Warning light
The ICC system with the preview function
identifies the need to apply emergency
braking by sensing the vehicle ahead in
the same lane and the distance to the
vehicle ahead and relative speed from it, it
applies the brake pre-pressure before the
driver depresses the brake pedal and helps
improve brake response by reducing pedal
free play.
For more details, see “BRAKE ASSIST” later
in this section.
When the system is not operating properly,
the chime sounds and the system warning
light (orange) will come on.
Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, resume driving and then
perform the setting again.
If it is not possible to set or the indicator
stays on, it may indicate that the system is
malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is
still driveable under normal conditions,
have the vehicle checked at an INFINITI
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DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST (DCA) SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
The Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
brakes and moves the accelerator pedal
upward according to the distance from and
the relative speed of the vehicle ahead to
help assist the driver to maintain a
following distance.
accelerator pedal.
WARNING
.
.
.
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Always drive carefully and attentively
when using the Distance Control Assist
system. Read and understand the Owner’s Manual thoroughly before using the
DCA system. To avoid serious injury or
death, do not rely on the system to
prevent accidents or to control the
vehicle’s speed in emergency situations.
Do not use the Distance Control Assist
system except in appropriate road and
traffic conditions.
If the vehicle ahead comes to a stop, the
vehicle decelerates to a standstill within
the limitations of the system. The
system will cancel once it judges that
the vehicle has come to a standstill with
a warning chime. To prevent the vehicle
from moving, the driver must depress
the brake pedal.
The DCA system will not apply brake
control while the driver’s foot is on the
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PRECAUTIONS ON DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST SYSTEM
The system is intended to assist the driver
to keep a following distance from the
vehicle ahead traveling in the same lane
and direction.
A detects a slower
If the distance sensor *
moving vehicle ahead, the system will
reduce the vehicle speed to help assist
the driver to maintain a following distance.
The system automatically controls the
throttle and applies the brakes (up to
25% of vehicle braking power) if necessary.
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The detection range of the sensor is
approximately 390 ft (120 m) ahead.
solely on the Distance Control Assist
system. This system does not correct
careless, inattentive or absent-minded
driving, or overcome poor visibility in
rain, fog, or other bad weather. Decelerate the vehicle speed by depressing the
brake pedal, depending on the distance
to the vehicle ahead and the surrounding circumstances in order to maintain a
safe distance between vehicles.
WARNING
.
This system is only an aid to assist the
driver and is not a collision warning or
avoidance device. It is the driver’s
responsibility to stay alert, drive safely
and be in control of the vehicle at all
times.
.
This system will not adapt automatically
to road conditions. Do not use the
system on roads with sharp curves, or
on icy roads, in heavy rain or in fog.
The distance sensor will not detect the
following objects:
.
Stationary and slow moving vehicles
.
Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
.
Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
.
Motorcycles traveling offset in the
travel lane
WARNING
.
As there is a performance limit to the
distance control function, never rely
.
The system may not detect the vehicle
in front of you in certain road or weather
conditions. To avoid accidents, never
use the Distance Control Assist system
under the following conditions:
.
.
— On repeated uphill and downhill
roads
Do not use the Distance Control Assist
system if you are towing a trailer. The
system may not detect a vehicle ahead.
In some road or traffic conditions, a
vehicle or object can unexpectedly come
into the sensor detection zone and
cause automatic braking. You may need
to control the distance from other
vehicles using the accelerator pedal.
Always stay alert and avoid using the
DCA system when it is not recommended in this section.
— On roads with sharp curves
— On slippery road surfaces such as on
ice or snow, etc.
— During bad weather (rain, fog, snow,
etc.)
— When strong light (for example, at
sunrise or sunset) is directly shining
on the front of the vehicle
— When rain, snow or dirt adhere to the
system sensor
— On steep downhill roads (frequent
braking may result in overheating the
brakes)
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operate.
The following are some conditions in which
the sensor cannot detect the signals:
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DISTANCE CONTROL ASSIST OPERATION
.
When the reflector of the vehicle ahead
is positioned high on the vehicle
(trailer, etc.)
.
When the reflector on the vehicle ahead
is missing, damaged or covered
.
When the reflector of the vehicle ahead
is covered with dirt, snow and road
spray
.
When the snow or road spray from
traveling vehicles reduces the sensor’s
visibility
.
Always pay attention to the operation of
the vehicle and be ready to manually
decelerate to maintain the proper following
distance. The Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system may not be able to decelerate the
vehicle under some circumstances.
When dense exhaust or other smoke
(black smoke) from vehicles reduces
the sensor’s visibility
.
When excessively heavy baggage is
loaded in the rear seat or the luggage
room of your vehicle
A located
The DCA system uses a sensor *
on the front of the vehicle to detect
vehicles traveling ahead. The sensor generally detects the signals returned from the
reflectors on a vehicle ahead. Therefore, if
the sensor cannot detect the reflector on
the vehicle ahead, the DCA system may not
The DCA system is designed to automatically check the sensor’s operation. When
the sensor is covered with dirt or is
obstructed, the system will automatically
be canceled. If the sensor is covered with
ice, a transparent or translucent vinyl bag,
etc., the DCA system may not detect them.
In these instances, the Distance Control
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Assist (DCA) system may not be able to
decelerate the vehicle properly. Be sure to
check and clean the sensor regularly.
The DCA system is designed to help assist
the driver to maintain a following distance
from the vehicle ahead. The system will
decelerate as necessary and if the vehicle
ahead comes to a stop, the vehicle
decelerates to a standstill. However, the
DCA system can only apply up to 25% of
the vehicles total braking power. If a
vehicle moves into the traveling lane ahead
or if a vehicle traveling ahead rapidly
decelerates, the distance between vehicles
may become closer because the DCA
system cannot decelerate the vehicle
quickly enough. If this occurs, the DCA
system will sound a warning chime and
blink the system display to notify the driver
to take necessary action.
See “Approach warning” later in this
section.
This system only brakes and moves the
accelerator pedal upward to help assist the
driver to maintain a following distance
from the vehicle ahead. Acceleration
should be operated by the driver.
The DCA system does not control vehicle
speed or warn you when you approach
stationary and slow moving vehicles. You
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must pay attention to vehicle operation to
maintain proper distance from vehicles
ahead.
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The detection zone of the sensor is limited.
A vehicle ahead must be in the detection
zone for the system to operate.
A vehicle ahead may move outside of the
detection zone due to its position within
the same lane of travel. Motorcycles may
not be detected in the same lane ahead if
they are traveling offset from the centerline
of the lane. A vehicle that is entering the
lane ahead may not be detected until the
vehicle has completely moved into the
lane. If this occurs, the system may warn
you by blinking the system indicator and
sounding the chime. The driver may have
to manually control the proper distance
away from vehicle traveling ahead.
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When driving on some roads, such as
winding, hilly, curved, narrow roads, or
roads which are under construction, the
sensor may detect vehicles in a different
lane, or may temporarily not detect a
vehicle traveling ahead. This may cause
the system to work inappropriately.
Distance Control Assist system
display and indicators
The detection of vehicles may also be
affected by vehicle operation (steering
maneuver or traveling position in the lane,
etc.) or vehicle condition. If this occurs, the
system may warn you by blinking the
system indicator and sounding the chime
unexpectedly. You will have to manually
control the proper distance away from the
vehicle traveling ahead.
Indicates that the DCA switch is ON.
2) Vehicle ahead detection indicator:
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The display is located between the speedometer and tachometer.
1) Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
switch indicator:
Indicates whether it detects a vehicle in
front of you.
3) Distance Control Assist system warning
light (orange):
The light comes on if there is a
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malfunction in the DCA system.
in an accident.
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Operating Distance Control Assist
(DCA) system
To turn on the system, push the DCA switch
A on. The Distance Control Assist (DCA)
*
system switch indicator light illuminates in
the dot matrix display.
The system will start to operate after the
vehicle speed becomes above approximately 3 MPH (5 km/h).
WARNING
When the DCA system is not necessary, be
sure to turn off the DCA switch. Using the
system when it is not necessary may result
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For details about the VDC system, see
“VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM” later in this section.
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.
When ABS or VDC (including the traction control system) is operating
.
When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
When the Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode is operating, the DCA system
will not operate. (To use the DCA system,
turn the Conventional (fixed speed) cruise
control mode off, then push the DCA
switch.)
Under the following conditions, the Distance Control Assist system will not operate and the Distance Control Assist (DCA)
system switch indicator light will blink:
For details about the Conventional (fixed
speed) cruise control mode, see “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYSTEM (FULL
SPEED RANGE)” earlier in this section.
.
When the engine is turned off, the system
is automatically turned off.
When the SNOW mode switch is ON (To
use the DCA system, turn off the SNOW
mode switch, then push the DCA
switch.)
For details about the SNOW mode
switch, see “SNOW MODE SWITCH” in
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
.
When the VDC system is off (To use the
DCA system, turn on the VDC, then
push the DCA switch.)
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The Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
helps assist the driver to keep a following
distance to the vehicle ahead by braking
and moving the accelerator pedal upward
in the normal driving condition.
When a vehicle is detected ahead:
The vehicle ahead detection indicator
comes on.
When vehicle approaches a vehicle ahead:
.
If the driver’s foot is not on the
accelerator pedal, the system activates
the brakes to decelerate smoothly as
necessary. If the vehicle ahead comes
to a stop, the vehicle decelerates to a
standstill within the limitations of the
system.
.
If the driver’s foot is on the accelerator
pedal, the system moves the accelerator pedal upward to assist the driver to
release the accelerator pedal.
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1. System set display with vehicle ahead
2. System set display without vehicle
ahead
System operation
WARNING
The Distance Control Assist system automatically decelerates your vehicle to help
assist the driver to maintain a following
distance from the vehicle ahead. Manually
brake when deceleration is required to
maintain a safe distance upon sudden
braking by the vehicle ahead or when a
vehicle suddenly appears in front of you.
Always stay alert when using the DCA
system.
When brake operation by driver is required:
The system alerts the driver by a warning
chime and blinking the vehicle ahead
detection indicator. If the driver’s foot is
on the accelerator pedal after the warning,
the system moves the accelerator pedal
upward to assist the driver to switch to the
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brake pedal.
the system reaches 3 MPH (5 km/h)).
The stoplights of the vehicle come on and
the brake pedal depresses when braking is
performed by the DCA system.
When the brake operates, a noise may be
heard. This is not a malfunction.
Overriding the system:
The following driver’s operation overrides
the system operation.
.
WARNING
.
.
.
.
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When the driver depresses the accelerator pedal even further while the
system is moving the accelerator pedal
upward, the DCA system control of the
accelerator pedal is canceled.
When the vehicle ahead detection indicator light is not illuminated, system
will not control or warn the driver.
.
Never place your foot under the brake
pedal. Your foot may be caught when the
system controls the brake.
When the driver’s foot is on the
accelerator pedal, the brake control by
the system is not operated.
.
When the driver’s foot is on the brake
pedal, neither the brake control nor the
alert by the system operates.
Depending on the position of the accelerator pedal, the system may not be
able to assist the driver to release the
accelerator pedal appropriately.
If the vehicle ahead comes to a standstill, the vehicle decelerates to a standstill within the limitations of the system.
The system will release brake control
with a warning chime once it judges the
vehicle is at a standstill. To prevent the
vehicle from moving, the driver must
depress the brake pedal. (The system
will resume control automatically once
.
When the Intelligent Cruise Control
system is set, the DCA system will be
cancelled.
.
The chime sounds.
.
The vehicle ahead detection indicator
blinks.
The warning chime may not sound in some
cases when there is a short distance
between vehicles. Some examples are:
.
When the vehicles are traveling at the
same speed and the distance between
vehicles is not changing
.
When the vehicle ahead is traveling
faster and the distance between vehicles is increasing
.
When a vehicle cuts in near your
vehicle
The warning chime will not sound when
your vehicle approaches vehicles that are
parked or moving slowly.
Approach warning
If your vehicle comes closer to the vehicle
ahead due to rapid deceleration of that
vehicle or if another vehicle cuts in, the
system warns the driver with the chime
and DCA system display. Decelerate by
depressing the brake pedal to maintain a
safe vehicle distance if:
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by vehicle operation (steering maneuver or
driving position in the lane) or traffic or
vehicle condition (for example, if a vehicle
is being driven with some damage).
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NOTE:
The approach warning chime may sound
and the system display may blink when
A
the sensor detects some reflectors *
which are fitted on vehicles in other lanes
or on the side of the road. This may cause
the DCA system to operate inappropriately.
The sensor may detect these reflectors
when the vehicle is driven on winding
roads, hilly roads or when entering or
exiting a curve. The sensor may also detect
reflectors on narrow roads or in road
construction zones. In these cases you
will have to manually control the proper
distance ahead of your vehicle.
Also, the sensor sensitivity can be affected
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Automatic cancellation
Condition A:
Under the following conditions, the Distance Control Assist system is automatically canceled. The chime will sound and
the Distance Control Assist (DCA) system
switch indicator light will blink. The system
will not be able to be set.
.
When the VDC system is turned off
.
When the VDC or ABS (including the
traction control system) operates
.
When the SNOW mode switch is turned
ON
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When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
Action to take:
When the conditions listed above are no
longer present, turn the system off with the
DCA switch. Turn the DCA system back on
to use the system.
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Condition B:
Condition C:
When the sensor window is dirty, making it
impossible to detect a vehicle ahead, the
DCA system is automatically canceled.
When the DCA system is not operating
properly, the chime sounds and the system
warning light (“CRUISE” orange) will come
on.
The chime sounds and the system warning
light (orange) will come on and the “CLEAN
SENSOR” indicator will appear.
Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place, turn the engine off.
Clean the sensor window with a soft cloth
and then perform the settings again.
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Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine, and turn on the DCA
system again.
If it is not possible to set the system or the
indicator stays on, it may indicate that the
system is malfunctioning. Although the
vehicle is still driveable under normal
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FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW)
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
conditions, have the vehicle checked at an
INFINITI dealer.
Sensor maintenance
How to handle the sensor:
The sensor for the DCA system is common
with Intelligent Cruise Control and is
located below the front bumper.
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system will warn the driver by a warning light
and chime when your vehicle is getting
close to the vehicle ahead in the traveling
lane.
The FCW system will function when your
vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 10 MPH (15 km/h) and above.
To handle the sensor, see “INTELLIGENT
CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYSTEM (FULL
SPEED RANGE)” earlier in this section.
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Vehicle ahead detection light
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PRECAUTIONS ON FCW SYSTEM
WARNING
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FCW/LDW switch
The FCW system uses the distance sensor
A
located below the front bumper to
*
measure the distance to the vehicle ahead.
When the system judges that your vehicle
is getting close to the vehicle ahead in the
travel lane, the vehicle ahead detection
indicator light on the instrument panel
blinks and a warning chime sounds.
The FCW system will be turned on/off by
pushing the FCW/LDW switch. The FCW/
1 on the switch
LDW ON indicator light *
will illuminate when the system turns on.
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.
The FCW system is intended to warn you
before a collision but will not avoid a
collision. It is the driver’s responsibility
to stay alert, drive safely and be in
control of the vehicle at all times.
.
As there is a performance limit, the
system may not provide a warning in
certain conditions.
.
The system will not detect the following
objects:
.
.
— Pedestrians, animals or obstacles in
the roadway
— Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
The system will not detect another
vehicle under the following conditions:
— When the sensor gets dirty and it is
impossible to detect the distance
from the vehicle ahead.
— When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
The sensor generally detects the signals
returned from the reflectors on a vehicle
ahead. Therefore, the system may not
function properly under the following
conditions:
— When the reflectors of the vehicle
ahead are positioned high or close to
each other (including a small vehicle
such as motorcycles).
— When the sensor gets dirty or it is
impossible to detect the distance
from the vehicle ahead.
— When the reflectors on the vehicle
ahead are missing, damaged or covered.
— When the reflectors of the vehicle
ahead are covered with dirt, snow or
road spray.
— When visibility is low (such as rain,
fog, snow, etc.).
— When snow or road spray from
traveling vehicles is splashed.
— When dense exhaust or other smoke
(black smoke) from vehicles reduces
the visibility of the sensor.
— When excessively heavy baggage is
loaded in the rear seat or the luggage
room of your vehicle.
— When abruptly accelerating or decelerating.
— On a steep downhill slope or on roads
with sharp curves.
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— When there is a highly reflective
object near the vehicle ahead (i.e.,
being very close to another vehicle,
signboard, etc.)
— When you are towing a trailer.
Depending on certain road conditions
(curved or beginning of a curve), vehicle
conditions (steering position or vehicle
position), or the preceding vehicle’s
conditions (position in lane, etc.), the
system may not function properly. The
system may detect highly reflective
objects such as reflectors, signs, white
markers, and other stationary objects
on the road or near the traveling lane
and provide unnecessary warning.
.
The system may not function in offset
conditions.
.
The system may not function when the
distance to the vehicle ahead is extremely close.
.
The system is designed to automatically
check the sensor’s functionality. If the
sensor is covered with ice, a transparent
or translucent plastic bag, etc., the
system may not detect them. In these
instances the system may not be able to
warn the driver properly. Be sure to
check and clean the sensor regularly.
.
Excessive noise will interfere with the
warning chime sound, and the chime
may not be heard.
.
A sudden appearance of a vehicle in
front (i.e., it abruptly cuts in) may not be
detected and the system may not warn
the driver soon enough.
.
The system will be cancelled automatically with a beep sound and the IBA OFF
indicator light will illuminate under the
following conditions:
— When the sensor window is dirty
— When the system malfunctions
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A illuminates
If the IBA OFF indicator light *
with a beep sound, pull off the road to a
safe location, stop the vehicle and turn the
engine off. Check to see if the sensor
window is dirty. If the sensor window is
dirty, clean it with a soft cloth and restart
the engine. If the sensor window is not
dirty, restart the engine. If the IBA OFF
indicator light continues to illuminate even
if the IBA system is turned on with the IBA
B , have the system checked
OFF switch *
by an INFINITI dealer.
To turn on the IBA system, see “INTELLIGENT BRAKE ASSIST (IBA) SYSTEM” later in
this section.
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INTELLIGENT BRAKE ASSIST (IBA) SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
off. To turn on the system, push the FCW/
LDW switch again.
When the FCW switch is pushed, the LDW
system will also turn on or off simultaneously. See “LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
(LDW) SYSTEM” earlier in this section.
In the manual setting mode, you need to
push the FCW/LDW switch to turn on the
system after the ignition switch is pushed
to the ON position.
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FCW/LDW switch
FCW system operation
The FCW system will function at speeds of
approximately 10 MPH (15 km/h) and
above, when the system turns on.
The FCW system has an automatic setting
mode and a manual setting mode to turn
the system on. The setting mode can be
changed. In the automatic setting mode,
the FCW system is automatically turned on
when the ignition switch is pushed to the
ON position. When the FCW system is on,
1 on the
the FCW/LDW ON indicator light *
FCW/LDW switch illuminates. To cancel the
FCW system, push the FCW/LDW switch.
The FCW/LDW ON indicator light will turn
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The setting mode can be changed using
the FCW/LDW switch. To change the setting
mode, push and hold the FCW/LDW switch
for more than 4 seconds when the FCW/
LDW ON indicator is off. When the mode is
changed, a chime sounds and the FCW/
LDW ON indicator flashes.
The Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system
warns the driver by a warning light and
chime when there is a risk of a collision
with the vehicle ahead in the traveling lane
and the driver must take avoidance action
immediately. The system helps reduce the
rear-end collision speed by applying the
brakes when the system judges that the
collision cannot be prevented.
The IBA system will function when your
vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 10 MPH (15 km/h) and above, and
when your vehicle is driven at speeds
approximately 10 MPH (15 km/h) faster
than the vehicle ahead.
For the sensor maintenance, see “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYSTEM (FULL
SPEED RANGE)” earlier in this section.
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A
The IBA system uses a distance sensor *
located below the front bumper to measure
the distance to the vehicle ahead. When
the system judges that your vehicle is
getting close to the vehicle ahead in the
traveling lane, the vehicle ahead detection
indicator light on the instrument panel
blinks and a warning chime sounds.
The IBA system will be turned on/off by
pushing the IBA OFF switch. The IBA OFF
indicator light display will illuminate when
the system is turned off.
PRECAUTIONS ON IBA SYSTEM
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WARNING
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Vehicle ahead detection indicator light
.
The IBA system is not a collision
avoidance system. It is the driver’s
responsibility to stay alert, drive safely
and be in control of the vehicle at all
times.
.
As there is a performance limit, the
system may not provide a warning or
braking in certain conditions.
.
The system will not detect the following
objects:
— Pedestrians, animals or obstacles in
the roadway
.
.
— Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
The system will not detect another
vehicle under the following conditions:
— When the sensor gets dirty and it is
impossible to detect the distance
from the vehicle ahead.
— When driving into a strong light (i.e.,
sunlight)
The sensor generally detects the signals
returned from the reflectors on a vehicle
ahead. Therefore, the system may not
function properly under the following
conditions:
— When the reflectors of the vehicle
ahead are positioned high or close to
each other (including a small vehicle
such as motorcycles).
— When the sensor gets dirty and it is
impossible to detect the distance
from the vehicle ahead.
— When the reflectors on the vehicle
ahead are missing, damaged or covered.
— When the reflectors of the vehicle
ahead are covered with dirt, snow or
road spray.
— When visibility is low (such as rain,
fog, snow, etc.).
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— When snow or road spray from
traveling vehicles is splashed.
— When dense exhaust or other smoke
(black smoke) from vehicles reduces
the visibility of the sensor.
— When excessively heavy baggage is
loaded in the rear seat or the luggage
room of your vehicle.
— When abruptly accelerating or decelerating.
— On a steep downhill slope or on roads
with sharp curves.
— When there is a highly reflective
object near the vehicle ahead (i.e.,
being very close to another vehicle,
signboard, etc.)
— When you are towing a trailer.
Depending on certain road conditions
(curved or beginning of a curve), vehicle
conditions (steering position or vehicle
position), or the preceding vehicle’s
conditions (position in lane, etc.), the
system may not function properly. The
system may detect highly reflective
objects such as reflectors, signs, white
markers, and other stationary objects
on the road or near the traveling lane
and provide unnecessary warning.
.
The system may not function in offset
conditions.
.
The system may not function when the
distance to the vehicle ahead is extremely close.
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Reflectors on the road
WARNING
.
The system may detect highly reflective
objects such as reflectors, signs, white
markers and other stationary objects on
the road or near the traveling lane.
In extreme conditions, detection of
these objects may cause the system to
function.
.
The system is designed to automatically
check the sensor’s functionality. If the
sensor is covered with ice, a transparent
or translucent plastic bag, etc., the
system may not detect them. In these
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instances the system may not be able to
warn the driver properly. Be sure to
check and clean the sensor regularly.
.
Excessive noise will interfere with the
warning chime sound, and the chime
may not be heard.
.
Never place your foot under the brake
pedal when the IBA system turns on.
Your foot may be caught when the
system controls the brake.
.
A sudden appearance of a vehicle in
front (i.e., it abruptly cuts in) may not be
detected and the system may not warn
the driver soon enough.
.
The system will be cancelled automatically with a beep sound and the IBA
warning light will illuminate under the
following conditions:
— When the sensor window is dirty
— When the system malfunctions
If the IBA OFF indicator light illuminates
with a beep sound, pull off the road to a
safe location, stop the vehicle and turn the
engine off. Check to see if the sensor
window is dirty. If the sensor window is
dirty, clean it with a soft cloth and restart
the engine. If the sensor window is not
dirty, restart the engine. If the IBA OFF
indicator light continues to illuminate even
if the IBA system is turned on, have the
system checked by an INFINITI dealer.
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IBA system operation
The IBA system will function when your
vehicle is driven at speeds of approximately 10 MPH (15 km/h) or above, and
when the vehicle’s speed is approximately
10 MPH (15 km/h) faster than that of the
vehicle ahead.
To turn the system off/on, push and hold
B for more than 1
the IBA OFF switch *
second after starting the engine. When the
A on the instruIBA OFF indicator light *
ment panel turns off and the IBA OFF
switch is pushed, the system will turn off
and the IBA OFF indicator light will
illuminate. When the IBA OFF switch is
pushed again, the system will turn on and
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BREAK-IN SCHEDULE
the IBA OFF indicator light will turn off.
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km),
follow these recommendations to obtain
maximum engine performance and ensure
the future reliability and economy of your
new vehicle.
Illumination of the IBA OFF indicator light
without the warning chime sound is an
indication that the IBA system is temporarily unavailable. It will occur under the
following conditions:
The IBA OFF indicator light will turn off
when the system returns to its normal
operating conditions.
For the sensor maintenance, see “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC) SYSTEM (FULL
SPEED RANGE)” earlier in this section.
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.
Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Maintain cruising speeds with a constant
accelerator position.
.
Drive at moderate speeds on the highway.
.
Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Keep a safe distance behind other
vehicles.
.
Select a gear range suitable to road
conditions.
.
Avoid unnecessary prolonged engine
idling.
.
Keep your engine tuned up.
CAUTION
The IBA system will remain in the last ON
or OFF state it was left in until it is
manually changed by pressing the IBA
OFF switch.
— When driving into a strong light (for
example, sunlight)
INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY
Failure to follow these recommendations
may result in shortened engine life and
reduced engine performance.
.
Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow. Do not
run the engine over 4,000 rpm.
.
Do not accelerate at full throttle in any
gear.
.
Follow the recommended periodic
maintenance schedule.
.
Avoid quick starts.
.
.
Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
Keep the tires inflated at the correct
pressure. Improper tire pressure will
increase wear and waste fuel.
.
Do not tow a trailer for the first 500
miles (805 km).
.
Make sure the front wheels are properly
aligned. Improper alignment will cause
premature tire wear and lower fuel
economy.
.
Climate control operation lowers fuel
economy. Use the air conditioner only
when necessary.
.
When cruising at highway speeds, it is
more economical to use the air condi-
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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) (if so equipped)
If any malfunction occurs in the AWD
system while the engine is running, the
warning light will come on.
tioner and leave the windows closed to
reduce drag.
The warning light may blink rapidly (about
twice per second) while trying to free a
stuck vehicle due to high power train oil
temperature. The driving mode may change
to two-wheel drive. If the warning light
blinks rapidly during operation, stop the
vehicle with the engine idling in a safe
place immediately. Then if the light goes
off after a while, you can continue driving.
A large difference between the diameters
of front and rear wheels will make the
warning light blink slowly (about once per
two seconds). Pull off the road in a safe
area, and idle the engine. Check that all
tire sizes are the same, tire pressure is
correct and tires are not worn.
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If the warning light is blinking after the
above operation, have your vehicle
checked by an INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible.
The AWD warning light is located in the
meter.
The AWD warning light comes on when the
ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position. It turns off soon after the engine
is started.
WARNING
.
For AWD equipped vehicles, do not
attempt to raise two wheels off the
ground and shift the transmission to
any drive or reverse position with the
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engine running. Doing so may result in
drivetrain damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in serious
vehicle damage or personal injury.
.
If the warning light remains on after the
above operation, have your vehicle
checked by an INFINITI dealer as soon
as possible.
Do not attempt to test an AWD equipped
vehicle on a 2-wheel dynamometer
(such as the dynamometers used by
some states for emissions testing) or
similar equipment even if the other two
wheels are raised off the ground. Make
sure that you inform the test facility
personnel that your vehicle is equipped
with AWD before it is placed on a
dynamometer. Using the wrong test
equipment may result in drivetrain
damage or unexpected vehicle movement which could result in serious
vehicle damage or personal injury.
.
The power train may be damaged if you
continue driving with the warning light
blinking rapidly.
CAUTION
.
Do not operate the engine on a free
roller when any of the wheels are raised.
.
If the warning light comes on while
driving there may be a malfunction in
the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle
speed and have your vehicle checked by
an INFINITI dealer as soon as possible.
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PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS
position.
3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling
into the street when parked on a
sloping drive way, it is a good practice
to turn the wheels as illustrated.
.
HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB:
1
*
Turn the wheels into the curb and move
the vehicle forward until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
.
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WARNING
.
Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry grass,
waste paper or rags. They may ignite
and cause a fire.
.
Never leave the engine running while
the vehicle is unattended.
.
Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly
activate switches or controls. Unattended children could become involved
in serious accidents.
.
.
Safe parking procedures require that
both the parking brake be applied and
the transmission be placed in the P
(Park) position. Failure to do so could
cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly
or roll away and result in an accident.
Make sure the automatic transmission
selector lever has been pushed as far
forward as it can go and cannot be
moved without depressing the foot
brake pedal.
HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB:
2
*
Turn the wheels away from the curb and
move the vehicle back until the curb
side wheel gently touches the curb.
.
HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO
3
CURB: *
Turn the wheels toward the side of the
road so the vehicle will move away from
the center of the road if it moves.
4. Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
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CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL (if so
equipped)
POWER STEERING
A for a
select switch to the AUTO position *
smooth ride.
WARNING
B
Set the switch to the SPORT position *
when you desire a quick response all the
time.
If the engine is not running or is turned off
while driving, the power assist for the
steering will not work. Steering will be
harder to operate.
The SPORT mode indicator light will illuminate.
The power assisted steering uses a hydraulic pump, driven by the engine, to
assist steering.
If the engine stops or the drive belt breaks,
you will still have control of the vehicle.
However, much greater steering effort is
needed, especially in sharp turns and at
low speeds.
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The Continuous Damping Control optimizes
damping force and helps minimize the
movement of the vehicle body. It helps
stable driving when the vehicle moves up
and down on large rolling roads or when
the vehicle body leans during cornering
with a high centrifugal force.
The damping force will automatically adjust according to the road surface and
driving conditions.
The damping force of the shock absorbers
can be adjusted to the level you desire. Set
the switch to the position you desire while
the ignition switch is ON.
Set the Continuous Damping Control mode
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BRAKE SYSTEM
BRAKING PRECAUTIONS
function correctly.
The brake system has two separate hydraulic circuits. If one circuit malfunctions,
you will still have braking at two wheels.
PARKING BRAKE BREAK-IN
Vacuum assisted brakes
The brake booster aids braking by using
engine vacuum. If the engine stops, you
can stop the vehicle by depressing the
brake pedal. However, greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be required to
stop the vehicle and the stopping distance
will be longer.
When the brake pedal is depressed slowly
and firmly, you may hear a clicking noise
and feel a slight pulsation. This is normal
and indicates that the Brake Assist System
is operating.
Wet brakes
When the vehicle is washed or driven
through water, the brakes may get wet.
As a result, your braking distance will be
longer and the vehicle may pull to one side
during braking.
To dry brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe
speed while lightly tapping the brake pedal
to heat-up the brakes. Do this until the
brakes return to normal. Avoid driving the
vehicle at high speeds until the brakes
Break in the parking brake shoes whenever
the stopping effect of the parking brake is
weakened or whenever the parking brake
shoes and/or drums/rotors are replaced,
in order to assure the best braking
performance.
erating could cause the wheels to skid
and result in an accident.
.
If the engine is not running or is turned
off while driving, the power assist for
the brakes will not work. Braking will be
harder.
This procedure is described in the vehicle
service manual and can be performed by
an INFINITI dealer.
Using the brakes
Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal
while driving. This will cause overheating
of the brakes, wearing out the brake and
pads faster and reduce gas mileage.
To help save the brakes and to prevent the
brakes from overheating, reduce speed
and downshift to a lower gear before going
down a slope or long grade. Overheated
brakes may reduce braking performance
and could result in loss of vehicle control.
WARNING
.
While driving on a slippery surface, be
careful when braking, accelerating or
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BRAKE ASSIST
.
BRAKE ASSIST
When the force applied to the brake pedal
exceeds a certain level, the Brake Assist is
activated generating greater braking force
than a conventional brake booster even
with light pedal force.
WARNING
The Brake Assist is only an aid to assist
braking operation and is not a collision
warning or avoidance device. It is the
driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive
safely and be in control of the vehicle at all
times.
The pre-pressure function ceases when
the following conditions are met:
a) When the driver depresses the accelerator pedal or the brake pedal.
b) If the driver does not operate the
accelerator or brake pedal within
approximately 1 second.
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.
The sensor will not detect:
PREVIEW FUNCTION (Intelligent
Cruise Control system equipped
models)
a) Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
When the Preview Function identifies the
need to apply emergency braking by
sensing a vehicle ahead in the same lane
and the distance and relative speed from
it, it applies the brake pre-pressure before
the driver depresses the brake pedal and
helps improve brake response by reducing
pedal free play.
c) Motorcycles traveling offset in the
travel lane as illustrated
.
This system will not operate when the
vehicle is moving at approximately 20
MPH (32 km/h) or less.
b) Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
WARNING
.
This system is only an aid to assist
braking operation and is not a collision
warning or avoidance device. It is the
driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive
safely and be in control of the vehicle at
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all times.
.
.
As there is a performance limit to the
Preview Function, never rely solely on
this system. This system does not
correct careless inattentive or absentminded driving, or overcome poor visibility in rain, fog, or other bad weather.
Reduce vehicle speed by depressing the
brake pedal, in order to maintain a safe
distance between vehicles.
The system may not detect the vehicle
in front of you in certain road or weather
conditions. The Preview Function may
not operate properly under the following
conditions. The vehicle is still driveable
under normal conditions and the Brake
Assist will operate.
— When rain, snow or dirt adhere to the
system sensor
— When strong light (for example, at
sunrise or sunset) is directly shining
on the front of the vehicle
— Winding or hilly roads may cause the
sensor to temporarily not detect a
vehicle in the same lane or may
detect objects or vehicles in other
lanes.
— Vehicle position in the lane may
.
cause the sensor to temporarily not
detect a vehicle in the same lane or
may detect objects or vehicles in
other lanes.
When the Preview Function operates,
the brake pedal may move slightly and
may make a small noise. This is not a
system malfunction.
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Warning light and display
When the Preview Function is not operating
properly, the buzzer sounds and the
system warning light (orange) will come
on.
Action to take:
If the warning light comes on, park the
vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off,
restart the engine and resume driving.
If the indicator stays on, it may indicate
that the Preview Function is malfunctioning (the brake is operative). Although the
Vehicle is still driveable under normal
conditions, have the vehicle checked at
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an INFINITI dealer.
vent accidents resulting from careless or
dangerous driving techniques. It can
help maintain vehicle control during
braking on slippery surfaces. Remember
that stopping distances on slippery
surfaces will be longer than on normal
surfaces even with ABS. Stopping distances may also be longer on rough,
gravel or snow covered roads, or if you
are using tire chains. Always maintain a
safe distance from the vehicle in front of
you. Ultimately, the driver is responsible
for safety.
How to handle the sensor
The sensor for the Preview Function is
common with Intelligent Cruise Control and
is located below the front bumper.
To keep the Preview Function operating
properly, be sure to observe the following:
.
Always keep the sensor clean. Wipe
with a soft cloth carefully so as not to
damage the sensor.
.
Do not strike or damage the areas
around the sensor. Do not touch or
remove the screw located on the
sensor. Doing so could cause failure
or malfunction. If the sensor is damaged due to an accident, contact an
INFINITI dealer.
.
Do not attach a sticker (including
transparent material) or install an
accessory near the sensor. This could
cause failure or malfunction.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
WARNING
.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a
sophisticated device, but it cannot pre-
.
Tire type and condition may also affect
braking effectiveness.
— When replacing tires, install the
specified size of tires on all four
wheels.
— When installing a spare tire, make
sure that it is the proper size and
type as specified on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See “TIRE
AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL”
in the “9. Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual.
— For detailed information, see
“WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the brakes so the wheels do not lock
during hard braking or when braking on
slippery surfaces. The system detects the
rotation speed at each wheel and varies
the brake fluid pressure to prevent each
wheel from locking and sliding. By preventing each wheel from locking, the
system helps the driver maintain steering
control and helps to minimize swerving
and spinning on slippery surfaces.
Using the system
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down.
Depress the brake pedal with firm steady
pressure, but do not pump the brakes. The
ABS will operate to prevent the wheels
from locking up. Steer the vehicle to avoid
obstacles.
WARNING
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so may
result in increased stopping distances.
Self-test feature
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a
computer. The computer has a built-in
diagnostic feature that tests the system
each time you start the engine and move
the vehicle at a low speed in forward or
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM
reverse. When the self-test occurs, you may
hear a “clunk” noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. If the
computer senses a malfunction, it switches
the ABS off and illuminates the ABS
warning light on the instrument panel.
The brake system then operates normally,
but without anti-lock assistance.
When accelerating or driving on slippery
surfaces, the tires may spin or slide. With
the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system,
sensors detect these movements and
control the braking and engine output to
help improve vehicle stability.
.
When the VDC system is operating, the
“SLIP” indicator in the instrument
panel blinks.
If the ABS warning light illuminates during
the self-test or while driving, have the
vehicle checked by an INFINITI dealer.
.
If the “SLIP” indicator blinks, the road
conditions are slippery. Be sure to
adjust your speed and driving to these
conditions. Be sure to drive carefully.
(See “Slip indicator light” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section, and
“Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
indicator light” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.)
Normal operation
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 to 6
MPH (5 to 10 km/h). The speed varies
according to road conditions.
When the ABS senses that one or more
wheels are close to locking up, the actuator
rapidly applies and releases hydraulic
pressure. This action is similar to pumping
the brakes very quickly. You may feel a
pulsation in the brake pedal and hear a
noise from under the hood or feel a
vibration from the actuator when it is
operating. This is normal and indicates
that the ABS is operating properly. However, the pulsation may indicate that road
conditions are hazardous and extra care is
required while driving.
.
Indicator light
If a malfunction occurs in the system,
the “SLIP” and “VDC OFF” indicator
lights illuminate in the instrument
panel. As long as these indicators are
illuminated, the VDC system function is
canceled.
The VDC system uses an Active Brake
Limited Slip (ABLS) function to improve
vehicle traction. The ABLS system works
when one of the driving wheels is spinning
on a slippery surface. The ABLS system
brakes the spinning wheel, which distributes the driving power to the other drive
wheel. If the vehicle is operated with the
VDC OFF switch pushed and the VDC
system turned off, all VDC systems will
be turned off. The ABLS system and ABS
will still operate with the VDC system off. If
the ABLS system is activated, the “SLIP”
indicator will blink and you may hear a
clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the
brake pedal. This is normal and is not an
indication of a malfunction.
While the VDC system is operating, you
may feel a pulsation in the brake pedal and
hear a noise or feel a vibration from under
the hood. This is normal and indicates that
the VDC system is working properly.
The VDC system computer has a built-in
diagnostic feature that tests the system
each time you start the engine and move
the vehicle at a low speed forward or
backward. When the self-test occurs, you
may hear a “clunk” noise and/or feel a
pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal
and is not an indication of a malfunction.
WARNING
.
The VDC system is designed to help
improve driving stability but does not
prevent accidents due to abrupt steering
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REAR ACTIVE STEER SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
operation at high speeds or due to
careless or dangerous driving techniques. Reduce vehicle speed and be
especially careful when driving and
cornering on slippery surfaces and always drive carefully.
.
.
Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension.
If suspension parts such as shock
absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer
bars, bushings and wheels are not
INFINITI approved or are extremely
deteriorated the VDC system may not
operate properly. This could adversely
affect vehicle handling performance,
and the “VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP”
indicator or both indicator lights may
illuminate.
If brake related parts such as brake
pads, rotors and calipers are not standard equipment or are extremely deteriorated, the “VDC OFF” indicator or
“SLIP” indicator or both indicator lights
may illuminate.
.
If engine related parts such as muffler
are not standard equipment or are
extremely deteriorated, the “VDC OFF”
indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate.
.
When driving on extremely inclined
surfaces such as higher banked corners,
the VDC system may not operate properly and the “VDC OFF” indicator or
“SLIP” indicator or both indicator lights
may illuminate. Do not drive on these
types of roads.
.
When driving on unstable surfaces such
as a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp,
the “VDC OFF” indicator or “SLIP”
indicator or both indicator lights may
illuminate. This is not a malfunction.
Restart the engine after driving onto a
stable surface.
.
If wheels or tires other than those
recommended are used, the VDC system
may not operate properly and “VDC OFF”
indicator or “SLIP” indicator or both
indicator lights may illuminate.
.
The VDC system is not a substitute for
winter tires or tire chains on a snow
covered road.
The Rear Active Steer system is an electronically controlled four-wheel steering system.
The angle of the rear wheels are adjusted
by the Rear Active Steer system, depending
on the vehicle speed and steering angle.
The rear wheels are designed to turn
momentarily in the opposite direction and
then change to the same direction as the
front wheels.
At low speeds, the rear wheels will not turn
and the system functions as a two-wheel
steering system.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
Rear Active Steer function will stop but the
ordinary two-wheel steering system will
operate normally. The “RAS” warning light
will illuminate. If the light illuminates while
driving, contact an INFINITI dealer for
repair.
WARNING
The Rear Active Steer system, although a
sophisticated device, cannot prevent accidents resulting from careless or dangerous
driving techniques. Ultimately the responsibility for safety of self and others rests in
the hands of the driver. Therefore only
through attentive and careful driving meth-
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING
ods can the Rear Active Steer system be
fully appreciated and safety assured.
FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
To prevent a door lock from freezing, apply
deicer through the key hole. If the lock
becomes frozen, heat the key before
inserting it into the key hole or use the
Intelligent Key system.
ANTIFREEZE
In the winter when it is anticipated that the
outside temperature will drop below 328F
(08C), check antifreeze to assure proper
winter protection. For additional information, see “ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM” in the
“8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
BATTERY
If the battery is not fully charged during
extremely cold weather conditions, the
battery fluid may freeze and damage the
battery. To maintain maximum efficiency,
the battery should be checked regularly.
For additional information, see “BATTERY”
in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.
DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER
If the vehicle is to be left outside without
antifreeze, drain the cooling system, including the engine block. Refill before
operating the vehicle. For details, see
“ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
TIRE EQUIPMENT
SUMMER tires have a tread designed to
provide superior performance on dry pavement. However, the performance of these
tires will be substantially reduced in snowy
and icy conditions. If you operate your
vehicle on snowy or icy roads, INFINITI
recommends the use of MUD & SNOW or
ALL SEASON tires on all four wheels.
Consult an INFINITI dealer for the tire type,
size, speed rating and availability information.
For additional traction on icy roads,
studded tires may be used. However, some
U.S. states and Canadian provinces prohibit their use. Check local, state and
provincial laws before installing studded
tires.
Skid and traction capabilities of studded
snow tires, on wet or dry surfaces, may be
poorer than that of non-studded snow
tires.
Tire chains may be used. For details, see
“TIRE CHAINS” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
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For all-wheel drive
If you install snow tires, they must also be
the same size, brand, construction and
tread pattern on all four wheels.
sanded.
.
SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
It is recommended that the following items
be carried in the vehicle during winter:
Whatever the condition, drive with caution. Accelerate and slow down with
care. If accelerating or downshifting too
fast, the drive wheels will lose even
more traction.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so
equipped)
Engine block heaters are available through
INFINITI dealers to assist in cold temperature starting. The engine block heater
should be used when the outside temperature is 208F (−78C) or lower.
.
A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to
remove ice and snow from the windows
and wiper blades.
Allow more stopping distance under
these conditions. Braking should be
started sooner than on dry pavement.
.
Allow greater following distances on
slippery roads.
.
A sturdy, flat board to be placed under
the jack to give it firm support.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine
block heater cord.
.
.
A shovel to dig the vehicle out of
snowdrifts.
3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a
grounded 3-wire, 3-pronged extension
cord.
.
Extra window washer fluid to refill the
reservoir tank.
Watch for slippery spots (glare ice).
These may appear on an otherwise clear
road in shaded areas. If a patch of ice is
seen ahead, brake before reaching it. Try
not to brake while on the ice, and avoid
any sudden steering maneuvers.
.
DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
WARNING
.
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Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain),
very cold snow or ice can be slick and
very hard to drive on. The vehicle will
have much less traction or “grip” under
these conditions. Try to avoid driving on
wet ice until the road is salted or
.
Do not use the cruise control on slippery
roads.
.
Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases
under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of
the exhaust pipe and from around your
vehicle.
To use the engine block heater
1. Turn the engine off.
4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground
F a u l t I n t e r r u p t ( G F I ) p ro t e c t e d ,
grounded 110-volt AC (VAC) outlet.
5. The engine block heater must be
plugged in for at least 2 - 4 hours,
depending on outside temperatures, to
properly warm the engine coolant. Use
an appropriate timer to turn the engine
block heater on.
6. Before starting the engine, unplug and
properly store the cord to keep it away
from moving parts.
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WARNING
.
Do not use your engine block heater
with an ungrounded electrical system or
a 2-pronged adapter. You can be seriously injured by an electrical shock if
you use an ungrounded connection.
.
Disconnect and properly store the engine block heater cord before starting
the engine. Damage to the cord could
result in an electrical shock and can
cause serious injury.
.
Use a heavy-duty 3-wire, 3-pronged
extension cord rated for at least 10A.
Plug the extension cord into a Ground
Fault Interrupt (GFI) protected, grounded
110-VAC outlet. Failure to use the proper
extension cord or a grounded outlet can
result in a fire or electrical shock and
cause serious personal injury.
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6 In case of emergency
Roadside assistance program ........................... 6-2
Flat tire........................................................... 6-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ........ 6-2
Changing a flat tire...................................... 6-3
Jump starting .................................................. 6-7
Push starting .................................................. 6-9
If your vehicle overheats ................................ 6-10
Towing your vehicle ....................................... 6-11
Towing recommended by INFINITI ................ 6-12
Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) ..... 6-14
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
FLAT TIRE
Every new INFINITI comes with a 4 year,
unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance
plan. In the event of a roadside emergency,
Roadside Assistance Service is available to
you. Please refer to your Warranty Information Booklet (U.S.) or Warranty & Roadside
Assistance Information Booklet (Canada)
for details. Both the Warranty Information
Booklet and Roadside Assistance Calling
Card in your Owner’s Literature Portfolio
provide the Toll-Free Number to call for
assistance. Roadside Assistance is proviaded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for
4 years from the date sold to give
emergency roadside help, in the event of
mechanical or nonmechanical trouble(s)
such as flat tires, out-of-gas, dead battery,
lost keys, mechanical breakdown, accident, etc.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). It
monitors tire pressure of all tires except
the spare. When the low tire pressure
warning light is lit, one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated. If the
vehicle is being driven with low tire
pressure, the TPMS will activate and warn
you of it by the low tire pressure warning
light. This system will activate only when
the vehicle is driven at speeds above 16
MPH (25 km/h). For more details, see
“WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND AUDIBLE REMINDERS” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section, “Tire Pressure information” in the “4. Monitor, climate,
audio, phone and voice recognition systems” section and “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.
location and stop the vehicle as soon as
possible. Driving with under-inflated
tires may permanently damage the tires
and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur
and may lead to an accident and could
result in serious personal injury. Check
the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust
the tire pressure to the recommended
COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label to turn
the low tire pressure warning light OFF.
If the light still illuminates while driving
after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire
may be flat. If you have a flat tire,
replace it with a spare tire as soon as
possible.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
.
Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol
WARNING
.
If the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the monitor screen
while driving, avoid sudden steering
maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce
vehicle speed, pull off the road to a safe
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tire sealant into the tires, as this may
cause a malfunction of the tire pressure
sensors.
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions below.
is in the P (Park) position.
.
Never change tires when the vehicle is
on a slope, ice or slippery areas. This is
hazardous.
.
Never change tires if oncoming traffic is
close to your vehicle. Wait for professional road assistance.
Stopping the vehicle
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road
and away from traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
3. Park on a level surface and apply the
parking brake. Move the selector lever
to the P (Park) position.
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic,
and to signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the
vehicle and stand in a safe place, away
from traffic and clear of the vehicle.
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Blocking wheels
1 at both the front
Place suitable blocks *
and back of the wheel diagonally opposite
the flat tire to prevent the vehicle from
moving when it is jacked up.
WARNING
Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle
may move and result in personal injury.
WARNING
.
Make sure the parking brake is securely
applied and the automatic transmission
In case of emergency
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necessary to work under the vehicle,
support it with safety stands.
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Getting the spare tire and tools
1. Remove the cargo cover (if so
equipped).
See “CARGO COVER” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
2. Raise the luggage room floor cover
A , then hang it on
using the handle *
the edge of the luggage room opening
B .
using the hook *
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Remove jacking tools and the spare tire
located under the luggage room.
A ,
Turn the retainer counterclockwise *
B (if so equipped)
remove the subwoofer *
and place it on the side of the luggage
room (with the flat surface facing down),
then remove the spare tire. Be careful not
to let the subwoofer fall down.
Jacking up the vehicle and removing the damaged tire
.
Use only the jack provided with your
vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the
jack provided with your vehicle on other
vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting
only your vehicle during a tire change.
.
Use the correct jack-up points. Never
use any other part of the vehicle for jack
support.
.
Never jack up the vehicle more than
necessary.
.
Never use blocks on or under the jack.
.
Do not start or run the engine while
vehicle is on the jack, as it may cause
the vehicle to move. This is especially
true for vehicles with limited slip
differentials.
.
Do not allow passengers to stay in the
vehicle while it is on the jack.
Carefully read the caution label attached to
the jack body and the following instructions.
WARNING
.
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Never get under the vehicle while it is
supported only by the jack. If it is
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Jack-up point
1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up
point as illustrated so the top of the
jack contacts the vehicle at the jack-up
point. Align the jack head between the
two notches in the front or the rear as
shown. Also fit the groove of the jack
head between the notches as shown.
The jack should be used on level firm
ground.
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2. Loosen each wheel nut one or two turns
by turning counterclockwise with the
wheel nut wrench. Do not remove the
wheel nuts until the tire is off the
ground.
3. Carefully raise the vehicle until the tire
clears the ground. To lift the vehicle,
securely hold the jack lever and rod
with both hands as shown above.
Remove the wheel nuts, and then
remove the tire.
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Black plate (390,1)
4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tire
touches the ground. Then, with the
wheel nut wrench, tighten the wheel
nuts securely in the sequence as
illustrated. Lower the vehicle completely.
WARNING
.
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.
Installing the spare tire
The T-type spare tire is designed for
emergency use. (See specific instructions
under the heading “WHEELS AND TIRES” in
the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.)
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface
between the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and
tighten the wheel nuts finger tight.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten
wheel nuts alternately and evenly in the
1 , *
2 , *
3 ,
sequence as illustrated (*
4 , *
5 ) until they are tight.
*
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.
Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly
tightened wheel nuts can cause the
wheel to become loose or come off. This
could cause an accident.
Do not use oil or grease on the wheel
studs or nuts. This could cause the nuts
to become loose.
Retighten the wheel nuts when the
vehicle has been driven for 600 miles
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire,
etc.).
.
As soon as possible, tighten the
wheel nuts to the specified torque
with a torque wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened
to specification at all times. It is
recommended that wheel nuts be
tightened to specifications at each
lubrication interval.
.
Adjust tire pressure to the COLD
pressure.
COLD pressure:
After the vehicle has been parked for
three hours or more or driven less than
1 mile (1.6 km).
COLD tire pressures are shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label
affixed to the driver side center pillar.
After adjusting tire pressure to the COLD
tire pressure, the display of the tire
pressure information may show higher
pressure than the COLD tire pressure after
the vehicle has been driven more than 1
mile (1.6 km). This is because the tire
pressurizes as the tire temperature rises.
This does not indicate a system malfunction.
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Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (391,1)
JUMP STARTING
Stowing the damaged tire and tools
1. Securely store the damaged tire, jack
and tools in the storage area.
To start your engine with a booster battery,
the instructions and precautions below
must be followed.
WARNING
2. Close the luggage floor cover.
3. Close the lift gate.
.
WARNING
.
.
Always make sure that the spare tire
and jacking equipment are properly
secured after use. Such items can
become dangerous projectiles in an
accident or sudden stop.
The T-type spare tire and small size
spare tire are designed for emergency
use. See specific instructions under the
heading “WHEELS AND TIRES” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
If needed Roadside Assistance is available.
Please see your Warranty Information
Booklet or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card
for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or
Warranty Information Booklet (Canada).
.
If done incorrectly, jump starting can
lead to a battery explosion, resulting in
severe injury or death. It could also
damage your vehicle.
Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in the vicinity of the battery. Keep
all sparks and flames away from the
battery.
.
Do not allow battery fluid to come into
contact with eyes, skin, clothing or
painted surfaces. Battery fluid is a
corrosive sulphuric acid solution which
can cause severe burns. If the fluid
should come into contact with anything,
immediately flush the contacted area
with water.
.
Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
.
The booster battery must be rated at 12
volts. Use of an improperly rated battery
can damage your vehicle.
.
Whenever working on or near a battery,
always wear suitable eye protectors (for
example, goggles or industrial safety
spectacles) and remove rings, metal
bands, or any other jewelry. Do not lean
over the battery when jump starting.
.
Do not attempt to jump start a frozen
battery. It could explode and cause
serious injury.
.
Your vehicle has an automatic engine
cooling fan. It could come on at any
time. Keep hands and other objects
away from it.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. Please see your Warranty Information
Booklet or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card
for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or
Warranty Information Booklet (Canada).
In case of emergency
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Black plate (392,1)
WARNING
Always follow the instructions below. Failure
to do so could result in damage to the
charging system and cause personal injury.
1. Remove the engine compartment cover,
if necessary. See “ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
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VQ35HR engine
2. If the booster battery is in another
A , position the two vehicles
vehicle *
A
B ) to bring their batteries
(*
and *
into close proximity to each other.
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
3. Apply parking brake. Move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position. Switch off
all unnecessary electrical systems
(light, heater, air conditioner, etc.).
4. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
equipped). Cover the battery with a
C
firmly wrung out moist cloth *
to
reduce explosion hazard.
5. Connect jumper cables in the sequence
1 ? *
2 ? *
3 ? *
4 ).
as illustrated (*
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VK50VE engine
6-8
If the battery is disconnected or
discharged, the steering wheel will
lock and cannot be turned. Supply
In case of emergency
Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (393,1)
PUSH STARTING
power using jumper cables before
pushing the ignition switch and disengaging the steering lock.
CAUTION
.
.
Always connect positive (+) to positive
(+) and negative (−) to body ground (as
illustrated) — not to the battery.
Make sure the jumper cables do not
touch moving parts in the engine
compartment and that clamps do not
contact any other metal.
6. Start the engine of the booster vehicle
A and let it run for a few minutes.
*
7. Keep the engine speed of the booster
A
vehicle *
at about 2,000 rpm, and
start the engine of the vehicle being
B .
jump started *
CAUTION
disconnect the negative cable and then
4 ? *
3 ? *
2 ?
the positive cable (*
1 ).
*
9. Replace the vent caps (if so equipped).
Be sure to dispose of the cloth used to
cover the vent holes as it may be
contaminated with corrosive acid.
Do not attempt to start the engine by
pushing.
CAUTION
.
Automatic transmission models cannot
be push-started or tow-started. Attempting to do so may cause transmission
damage.
.
Three way catalyst equipped models
should not be started by pushing since
the three way catalyst may be damaged.
.
Never try to start the vehicle by towing
it; when the engine starts, the forward
surge could cause the vehicle to collide
with the tow vehicle.
10. Put the battery cover on.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. Please see your Warranty Information
Booklet or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card
for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or
Warranty & Roadside Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
Do not keep the starter motor engaged for
more than 10 seconds. If the engine does
not start right away, push the ignition
switch to the OFF position and wait 10
seconds before trying again.
8. After starting your engine, carefully
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Black plate (394,1)
IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS
CAUTION
.
Do not continue to drive if your vehicle
overheats. Doing so could cause engine
damage or a vehicle fire.
.
To avoid the danger of being scalded,
never remove the radiator cap while the
engine is still hot. When the radiator cap
is removed, pressurized hot water will
spurt out, possibly causing serious
injury.
.
Do not open the hood if steam is coming
out.
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by
an extremely high temperature gauge
reading), or if you feel a lack of engine
power, detect abnormal noise, etc., take
the following steps:
1. Move the vehicle safely off the road,
apply the parking brake and move the
selector lever to the P (Park) position.
Do not stop the engine.
2. Turn off the climate control. Open all
the windows, move the heater or air
conditioner temperature control to
maximum hot and fan control to high
speed.
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3. If engine overheating is caused by
climbing a long hill on a hot day, run
the engine at a fast idle (approximately
1,500 rpm) until the temperature gauge
indication returns to normal.
4. Get out of the vehicle. Look and listen
for steam or coolant escaping from the
radiator before opening the hood. (If
steam or coolant is escaping, turn off
the engine.) Do not open the hood
further until no steam or coolant can be
seen.
5. Open the engine hood.
WARNING
engine cooling fan. The engine cooling fan
can start at any time.
7. After the engine cools down, check the
coolant level in the reservoir tank with
the engine running. Add coolant to the
reservoir tank if necessary. Have your
vehicle repaired at the nearest INFINITI
dealer.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. Please see your Warranty Information
Booklet or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card
for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or
Warranty & Roadside Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
If steam or water is coming from the engine,
stand clear to prevent getting burned.
6. Visually check drive belts for damage or
looseness. Also check if the cooling fan
is running. The radiator hoses and
radiator should not leak water. If coolant is leaking or the cooling fan does
not run, stop the engine.
WARNING
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair,
jewelry or clothing to come into contact
with, or get caught in, engine belts or the
In case of emergency
Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (395,1)
TOWING YOUR VEHICLE
When towing your vehicle, all State (Provincial in Canada) and local regulations for
towing must be followed. Incorrect towing
equipment could damage your vehicle.
Towing instructions are available from an
INFINITI dealer. Local service operators are
familiar with the applicable laws and
procedures for towing. To assure proper
towing and to prevent accidental damage
to your vehicle, INFINITI recommends that
you have a service operator tow your
vehicle. It is advisable to have the service
operator carefully read the following precautions.
towing.
For information about towing your vehicle
behind a recreational vehicle (RV), see
“FLAT TOWING” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section of this
manual.
If needed, Roadside Assistance is available. Please see your Warranty Information
Booklet or Roadside Assistance I.D. Card
for the toll-free number to call (U.S.) or
Warranty & Roadside Assistance Information Booklet (Canada).
WARNING
.
Never ride in a vehicle that is being
towed.
.
Never get under your vehicle after it has
been lifted by a tow truck.
CAUTION
.
When towing, make sure that the
transmission, axles, steering system
and powertrain are in working condition.
If any unit is damaged, dollies must be
used.
.
Always attach safety chains before
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Black plate (396,1)
secure the steering wheel in a straightahead position with a rope or similar
device. Never secure the steering wheel
by selecting the LOCK position. This
may damage the steering lock mechanism.
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Two-wheel drive models
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
INFINITI
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
CAUTION
.
Never tow automatic transmission models with the rear wheels on the ground
or four wheels on the ground (forward or
backward), as this may cause serious
and expensive damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle
with the front wheels raised, always use
towing dollies under the rear wheels.
.
When towing rear wheel drive models
with the front wheels on the ground or
on towing dollies: Push the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON position, and
INFINITI recommends that your vehicle be
towed with the driving (rear) wheels off the
ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed
truck as illustrated.
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Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (397,1)
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All-wheel drive models
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
INFINITI recommends that towing dollies be
used when towing your vehicle or the
vehicle be placed on a flat bed truck as
illustrated.
CAUTION
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Never tow AWD models with any of the
wheels on the ground as this may cause
serious and expensive damage to the
powertrain.
In case of emergency
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Black plate (398,1)
VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
vehicle)
.
WARNING
.
Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.
.
Do not spin your tires at high speed.
This could cause them to explode and
result in serious injury. Parts of your
vehicle could also overheat and be
damaged.
Pulling a stuck vehicle
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud,
etc., use a tow strap or other device
designed specifically for vehicle recovery.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recovery device.
Securely install the vehicle recovery hook
1 stored with jacking tools as illustrated.
*
Attach the tow strap to the recovery hook.
Make sure that the hook is properly
secured in the original place after use.
Do not use the tie down hooks
towing or vehicle recovery.
CAUTION
2
*
for
Tow chains or cables must be attached
only to the vehicle recovery hooks or
main structural members of the vehicle.
Otherwise, the vehicle body will be
damaged.
.
Do not use the vehicle tie downs to free
a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.
.
Never tow a vehicle using the vehicle tie
downs or recovery hooks.
.
Always pull the cable straight out from
the front of the vehicle. Never pull on
the vehicle at an angle.
.
Pulling devices should be routed so they
do not touch any part of the suspension,
steering, brake or cooling systems.
.
Pulling devices such as ropes or canvas
straps are not recommended for use in
vehicle towing or recovery.
the vehicle is clear of obstructions.
3. Turn the steering wheel right and left to
clear an area around the front tires.
4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and
backward.
.
Shift back and forth between R
(reverse) and D (drive).
.
Apply the accelerator as little as
possible to maintain the rocking
motion.
.
Release the accelerator pedal before shifting between R and D.
.
Do not spin the tires above 35 MPH
(55 km/h).
5. If the vehicle cannot be freed after a
few tries, contact a professional towing
service to remove the vehicle.
Rocking a stuck vehicle
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud,
etc., use the following procedure:
1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system.
2. Make sure the area in front and behind
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Black plate (22,1)
7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior ............................................. 7-2
Washing ..................................................... 7-2
Waxing ....................................................... 7-2
Removing spots........................................... 7-3
Underbody .................................................. 7-3
Glass.......................................................... 7-3
Aluminum alloy wheels ................................ 7-3
Chrome parts .............................................. 7-3
Tire dressing ............................................... 7-3
Cleaning interior .............................................. 7-4
Floor mats .................................................. 7-4
Seat belts ................................................... 7-5
Corrosion protection ........................................ 7-5
Most common factors contributing to
vehicle corrosion ......................................... 7-5
Environmental factors influence the rate of
corrosion .................................................... 7-5
To protect your vehicle from corrosion ........... 7-6
Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (402,1)
CLEANING EXTERIOR
In order to maintain the appearance of
your vehicle, it is important to take proper
care of it.
vehicle soap or general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, lukewarm
(never hot) water.
To protect the paint surface, wash your
vehicle as soon as you can:
.
after a rainfall to prevent possible
damage from acid rain
.
after driving on coastal roads
.
when contaminants such as soot, bird
droppings, tree sap, metal particles or
bugs get on the paint surface
.
CAUTION
.
when dust or mud builds up on the
surface
Do not use car washes that use acid in
the detergent. Some car washes, especially brushless ones, use some acid for
cleaning. The acid may react with some
plastic vehicle components, causing
them to crack. This could affect their
appearance, and also could cause them
not to function properly. Always check
with your car wash to confirm that acid
is not used.
Whenever possible, store or park your
vehicle inside a garage or in a covered
area.
.
When it is necessary to park outside, park
in a shady area or protect the vehicle with
a body cover.
Do not wash the vehicle with strong
household soap, strong chemical detergents, gasoline or solvents.
.
Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight or while the vehicle body is hot, as
the surface may become water-spotted.
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface
when putting on or removing the body
cover.
WASHING
Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge
and plenty of water. Clean the vehicle
thoroughly using a mild soap, a special
.
Avoid using tight-napped or rough
cloths, such as washing mitts. Care
must be taken when removing cakedon dirt or other foreign substances so
the paint surface is not scratched or
damaged.
Rinse the vehicle again with plenty of clean
water.
Inside flanges, seams and folds on the
doors, hatches and hood are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of road salt.
Therefore, these areas must be regularly
cleaned. Make sure that the drain holes in
the lower edge of the door are open. Spray
water under the body and in the wheel
wells to loosen the dirt and wash away
road salt.
Avoid leaving water spots on the paint
surface by using a damp chamois to dry
the vehicle.
WAXING
Regular waxing protects the paint surface
and helps retain new vehicle appearance.
Polishing is recommended to remove builtup wax residue and to avoid a weathered
appearance before reapplying wax.
An INFINITI dealer can assist you in
choosing the proper product.
.
Wax your vehicle only after a thorough
washing. Follow the instructions supplied with the wax.
.
Do not use a wax containing any
abrasives, cutting compounds or cleaners that may damage the vehicle
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Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (403,1)
finish.
Machine compound or aggressive polishing on a base coat/clear coat paint finish
may dull the finish or leave swirl marks.
REMOVING SPOTS
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust,
insects, and tree sap as quickly as possible
from the paint surface to avoid lasting
damage or staining. Special cleaning
products are available at an INFINITI dealer
or any automotive accessory stores.
UNDERBODY
In areas where road salt is used in winter,
the underbody must be cleaned regularly.
This will prevent dirt and salt from building
up and causing the acceleration of corrosion on the underbody and suspension.
Before the winter period and again in the
spring, the underseal must be checked
and, if necessary, re-treated.
GLASS
Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and
dust film from the glass surfaces. It is
normal for glass to become coated with a
film after the vehicle is parked in the hot
sun. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth will
easily remove this film.
the cleaner within 15 minutes after the
cleaner is applied.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inside of the windows,
do not use sharp-edged tools, abrasive
cleaners or chlorine-based disinfectant cleaners. They could damage the electrical
conductors, radio antenna elements or rear
window defroster elements.
ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
Wash regularly with a sponge dampened in
a mild soap solution, especially during
winter months in areas where road salt is
used. Salt could discolor the wheels if not
removed.
CAUTION
Follow the directions below to avoid staining or discoloring the wheels:
. Do not use a cleaner that uses strong
acid or alkali contents to clean the
wheels.
.
Do not apply wheel cleaners to the
wheels when they are hot. The wheel
temperature should be the same as
ambient temperature.
.
Rinse the wheel to completely remove
CHROME PARTS
Clean chrome parts regularly with a nonabrasive chrome polish to maintain the
finish.
TIRE DRESSING
INFINITI does not recommend the use of
tire dressings. Tire manufacturers apply a
coating to the tires to help reduce discoloration of the rubber. If a tire dressing is
applied to the tires, it may react with the
coating and form a compound. This compound may come off the tire while driving
and stain the vehicle paint.
If you choose to use a tire dressing, take
the following precautions:
.
Use a water-based tire dressing. The
coating on the tire dissolves more
easily with an oil-based tire dressing.
.
Apply a light coat of tire dressing to
help prevent it from entering the tire
tread/grooves (where it would be difficult to remove).
.
Wipe off excess tire dressing using a
dry towel. Make sure the tire dressing
is completely removed from the tire
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Black plate (404,1)
CLEANING INTERIOR
tread/grooves.
.
Allow the tire dressing to dry as
recommended by tire dressing manufacturer.
Occasionally remove loose dust from the
interior trim, plastic parts and seats using
a vacuum cleaner or soft bristled brush.
Wipe the vinyl and leather surfaces with a
clean, soft cloth dampened in mild soap
solution, then wipe clean with a dry soft
cloth.
Regular care and cleaning is required in
order to maintain the appearance of the
leather.
Before using any fabric protector, read the
manufacturer’s recommendations. Some
fabric protectors contain chemicals that
may stain or bleach the seat material.
Use a cloth dampened only with water, to
clean the meter and gauge lens.
CAUTION
7-4
.
Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot
steam cleaners) on the seat. This can
damage the seat or occupant classification sensors. This can also affect the
operation of the air bag system and
result in serious personal injury.
.
Never use benzine, thinner, or any
similar material.
.
Small dirt particles can be abrasive and
damaging to the leather surfaces and
should be removed promptly. Do not use
saddle soap, car waxes, polishes, oils,
cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents or
ammonia-based cleaners as they may
damage the leather’s natural finish.
.
Only use fabric protectors approved by
INFINITI.
.
Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on
meter or gauge lens covers. It may
damage the lens cover.
FLOOR MATS
The use of INFINITI floor mats can extend
the life of your vehicle carpet and make it
easier to clean the interior. No matter what
mats are used, be sure they are fitted for
your vehicle and are properly positioned in
the footwell to prevent interference with
pedal operation. Mats should be maintained with regular cleaning and replaced if
they become excessively worn.
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Black plate (405,1)
CORROSION PROTECTION
SEAT BELTS
The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping
them with a sponge dampened in a mild
soap solution. Allow the belts to dry
completely before using them.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety —
Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
WARNING
SAI0039
Floor mat positioning aid
This model includes front floor mat brackets to act as floor mat positioning aid.
INFINITI floor mats have been specially
designed for your vehicle model. The front
floor mats have grommet holes in them. To
install, simply position the mat by placing
the floor mat bracket through the floor mat
grommet hole while centering the mat in
the floor pan contour.
Periodically check to make certain that the
mats are properly positioned.
Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the
retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye, or chemical solvents to clean the seat belts, since
these materials may severely weaken the
seat belt webbing.
MOST COMMON FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE CORROSION
.
The accumulation of moisture-retaining
dirt and debris in body panel sections,
cavities, and other areas.
.
Damage to paint and other protective
coatings caused by gravel and stone
chips or minor traffic accidents.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCE THE RATE OF CORROSION
Moisture
Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on
the vehicle body underside can accelerate
corrosion. Wet floor coverings will not dry
completely inside the vehicle, and should
be removed for drying to avoid floor panel
corrosion.
Relative humidity
Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of
high relative humidity, especially those
areas where the temperatures stay above
freezing where atmospheric pollution exists, or where road salt is used.
Temperature
A temperature increase will accelerate the
rate of corrosion to those parts which are
not well ventilated.
Appearance and care
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Black plate (406,1)
Air pollution
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in
the air in coastal areas, or heavy road salt
use will accelerate the corrosion process.
Road salt will also accelerate the disintegration of paint surfaces.
TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM
CORROSION
nents inside the vehicle as this may
damage them.
Chemicals used for road surface deicing
are extremely corrosive. They accelerate
corrosion and deterioration of underbody
components such as the exhaust system,
fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor
pan and fenders.
.
Wash and wax your vehicle often to
keep the vehicle clean.
In winter, the underbody must be cleaned
periodically.
.
Always check for minor damage to the
paint and repair it as soon as possible.
.
Keep drain holes at the bottom of the
doors open to avoid water accumulation.
For additional protection against rust and
corrosion, which may be required in some
areas, consult an INFINITI dealer.
.
Check the underbody for accumulation
of sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash
with water as soon as possible.
CAUTION
.
NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris
from the passenger compartment by
washing it out with a hose. Remove dirt
with a vacuum cleaner or broom.
.
Never allow water or other liquids to
come in contact with electronic compo-
7-6
Appearance and care
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Black plate (25,1)
8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Maintenance requirement ................................. 8-2
Scheduled maintenance ............................... 8-2
General maintenance ................................... 8-2
Where to go for service ................................ 8-2
General maintenance ....................................... 8-2
Explanation of maintenance items ................. 8-2
Maintenance precautions.................................. 8-5
Engine compartment check locations ................. 8-6
VQ35HR engine ........................................... 8-6
VK50VE engine ............................................ 8-7
Engine cooling system ..................................... 8-9
Checking engine coolant level....................... 8-9
Changing engine coolant ............................ 8-10
Engine oil ..................................................... 8-10
Checking engine oil level............................ 8-11
Changing engine oil and filter..................... 8-11
Automatic transmission fluid .......................... 8-14
Power steering fluid....................................... 8-14
Brake fluid .................................................... 8-15
Brake fluid ................................................ 8-15
Window washer fluid ..................................... 8-15
Battery ......................................................... 8-16
Jump starting ............................................ 8-18
Variable voltage control system ...................... 8-18
Drive belts .................................................... 8-18
Spark plugs .................................................. 8-19
Replacing spark plugs................................ 8-20
Air cleaner .................................................... 8-20
Windshield wiper blades ................................ 8-21
Cleaning ................................................... 8-21
Replacing.................................................. 8-21
Rear window wiper blades.............................. 8-22
Brakes .......................................................... 8-22
Self-adjusting brakes ................................. 8-22
Brake pad wear indicators .......................... 8-22
Fuses ........................................................... 8-23
Engine compartment .................................. 8-23
Passenger compartment ............................. 8-24
Intelligent Key battery replacement ................. 8-25
Lights ........................................................... 8-27
Headlights ................................................ 8-28
Exterior and interior lights .......................... 8-29
Wheels and tires ........................................... 8-31
Tire pressure ............................................. 8-31
Tire labeling .............................................. 8-34
Types of tires ............................................ 8-36
Tire chains ................................................ 8-36
Changing wheels and tires ......................... 8-37
Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
Black plate (408,1)
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Your new INFINITI has been designed to
have minimum maintenance requirements
with long service intervals to save you both
time and money. However, some day-today and regular maintenance is essential
to maintain your INFINITI’s fine mechanical
condition, as well as its emission and
engine performance.
ularly as prescribed.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make
sure that the scheduled maintenance, as
well as general maintenance, is performed.
WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICE
As the vehicle owner, you are the only one
who can ensure that your vehicle receives
the proper maintenance care. You are a
vital link in the maintenance chain.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
For your convenience, both required and
optional scheduled maintenance items are
described and listed in your “INFINITI
Service and Maintenance Guide”. You must
refer to that guide to ensure that necessary
maintenance is performed on your INFINITI
at regular intervals.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
General maintenance includes those items
which should be checked during normal
day-to-day operation. They are essential for
proper vehicle operation. It is your responsibility to perform these procedures reg-
Performing general maintenance checks
requires minimal mechanical skill and only
a few general automotive tools.
These checks or inspections can be done
by yourself, a qualified technician or, if you
prefer, an INFINITI dealer.
If maintenance service is required or your
vehicle appears to malfunction, have the
systems checked and serviced by an
INFINITI dealer.
INFINITI technicians are well-trained specialists and are kept up to date with the
latest service information through technical bulletins, service tips, and in-dealership information systems. They are
completely qualified to work on INFINITI
vehicles before work begins.
You can be confident that an INFINITI
dealer’s service department performs the
best job to meet the maintenance requirements on your vehicle — in a reliable and
economical way.
During the normal day-to-day operation of
the vehicle, general maintenance should
be performed regularly as prescribed in
this section. If you detect any unusual
sounds, vibrations or smell, be sure to
check for the cause or have an INFINITI
dealer do it promptly. In addition, you
should notify an INFINITI dealer if you think
that repairs are required.
When performing any checks or maintenance work, see “MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS” later in this section.
EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE
ITEMS
Additional information on the following
items with “*” is found later in this
section.
Outside the vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should
be performed from time to time, unless
otherwise specified.
Doors and engine hood: Check that all
doors and the engine hood, operate
properly. Also ensure that all latches lock
securely. Lubricate hinges, latches, latch
pins, rollers and links if necessary. Make
sure that the secondary latch keeps the
hood from opening when the primary latch
is released.
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When driving in areas using road salt or
other corrosive materials, check lubrication
frequently.
Lights*: Clean the headlights on a regular
basis. Make sure that the headlights, stop
lights, tail lights, turn signal lights, and
other lights are all operating properly and
installed securely. Also check headlight
aim.
Road wheel nuts (lug nuts)*: When checking the tires, make sure no wheel nuts are
missing, and check for any loose wheel
nuts. Tighten if necessary.
Tire rotation*: Tires should be rotated
every 7,500 miles (12,000 km).
Tires*: Check the pressure with a gauge
often and always prior to long distance
trips. If necessary, adjust the pressure in
all tires, including the spare, to the
pressure specified. Check carefully for
damage, cuts or excessive wear.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
transmitter components: Replace the TPMS
transmitter grommet seal, valve core and
cap when the tires are replaced due to
wear or age.
Tire, wheel alignment and balance: If the
vehicle should pull to either side while
driving on a straight and level road, or if
you detect uneven or abnormal tire wear,
there may be a need for wheel alignment.
If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at
normal highway speeds, wheel balancing
may be needed.
For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada)
in the INFINITI Warranty Information Booklet.
Windshield: Clean the windshield on a
regular basis. Check the windshield at
least every six months for cracks or other
damage. Have a damaged windshield
repaired by a qualified repair facility.
Windshield wiper blades*: Check for
cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly.
Inside the vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should
be checked on a regular basis, such as
when performing periodic maintenance,
cleaning the vehicle, etc.
Accelerator pedal: Check the pedal for
smooth operation and make sure the pedal
does not catch or require uneven effort.
Keep the floor mat away from the pedal.
Automatic transmission P (Park) mechanism: On a fairly steep hill, check that your
vehicle is held securely with the selector
lever in the P (Park) position without
applying any brakes.
Brake pedal: Check the pedal for smooth
operation. If the brake pedal suddenly
goes down further than normal, the pedal
feels spongy or the vehicle seems to take
longer to stop, see an INFINITI dealer
immediately. Keep the floor mat away from
the pedal.
Brakes: Check that the brakes do not pull
the vehicle to one side when applied.
Parking brake: Check the parking brake
operation regularly. The vehicle should be
securely held on a fairly steep hill with only
the parking brake applied. If the parking
brake needs adjusted, see an INFINITI
dealer.
Seat belts: Check that all parts of the seat
belt system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjuster and retractors) operate
properly and smoothly, and are installed
securely. Check the belt webbing for cuts,
fraying, wear or damage.
Seats: Check seat position controls such as
seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to
ensure they operate smoothly and that all
latches lock securely in every position.
Check that the head restraints move up
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and down smoothly and that the locks (if
so equipped) hold securely in all latched
positions.
Steering wheel: Check for changes in the
steering conditions, such as excessive free
play, hard steering or strange noises.
Warning lights and chimes: Make sure that
all warning lights and chimes are operating
properly.
Windshield defroster: Check that the air
comes out of the defroster outlets properly
and in sufficient quantity when operating
the heater or air conditioner.
Windshield wiper and washer*: Check that
the wipers and washer operate properly
and that the wipers do not streak.
Under the hood and vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should
be checked periodically (for example, each
time you check the engine oil or refuel).
Battery*: Check the fluid level in each cell.
It should be between the MAX and MIN
lines. Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under severe condition require
frequent checks of the battery fluid level.
Brake fluid level*: Make sure that the
brake fluid level is between the MAX and
MIN lines on the reservoir.
8-4
Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant
level when the engine is cold.
Engine drive belts*: Make sure that no belt
is frayed, worn, cracked or oily.
Engine oil level*: Check the level after
parking the vehicle on a level spot and
turning off the engine. Wait more than 15
minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil
pan.
Exhaust system: Make sure there are no
loose supports, cracks or holes. If the
sound of the exhaust seems unusual or
there is a smell of exhaust fumes, immediately have the exhaust system inspected by an INFINITI dealer. (See
“PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING AND DRIVING” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section for exhaust gas (carbon monoxide).)
Fluid leaks: Check under the vehicle for
fuel, oil, water or other fluid leaks after the
vehicle has been parked for a while. Water
dripping from the air conditioner after use
is normal. If you should notice any leaks or
if gasoline fumes are evident, check for the
cause and have it corrected immediately.
proper attachment, leaks, cracks, etc.
Radiator and hoses: Check the front of the
radiator and clean off any dirt, insects,
leaves, etc., that may have accumulated.
Make sure the hoses have no cracks,
deformation, rot or loose connections.
Underbody: The underbody is frequently
exposed to corrosive substances such as
those used on icy roads or to control dust.
It is very important to remove these
substances, otherwise rust will form on
the floor pan, frame, fuel lines and around
the exhaust system. At the end of winter,
the underbody should be thoroughly
flushed with plain water, being careful to
clean those areas where mud and dirt may
accumulate. For additional information,
see “CLEANING EXTERIOR” in the “7.
Appearance and care” section.
Windshield washer fluid*: Check that there
is adequate fluid in the reservoir.
Power steering fluid level* and lines:
Check the level when the fluid is cold,
with the engine off. Check the lines for
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Black plate (411,1)
MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS
When performing any inspection or maintenance work on your vehicle, always take
care to prevent serious accidental injury to
yourself or damage to the vehicle. The
following are general precautions which
should be closely observed.
WARNING
.
Park the vehicle on a level surface, apply
the parking brake securely and block
the wheels to prevent the vehicle from
moving. Move the selector lever to P
(Park).
loose clothing and remove any jewelry,
such as rings, watches, etc. before
working on your vehicle.
.
Always wear eye protection whenever
you work on your vehicle.
.
If you must run the engine in an
enclosed space such as a garage, be
sure there is proper ventilation for
exhaust gases to escape.
.
Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
or LOCK position when performing any
parts replacement or repairs.
Never get under the vehicle while it is
supported only by a jack. If it is
necessary to work under the vehicle,
support it with safety stands.
.
.
Never connect or disconnect the battery
or any transistorized component while
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
Keep smoking materials, flame and
sparks away from fuel tank and the
battery.
.
.
Never leave the engine or automatic
transmission related component harnesses disconnected while the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
.
If you must work with the engine
running, keep your hands, clothing, hair
and tools away from moving fans, belts
and any other moving parts.
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic engine cooling fan. It may come
on at any time without warning, even if
the ignition key is in the OFF position
and the engine is not running. To avoid
injury, always disconnect the negative
battery cable before working near the
fan.
.
.
It is advisable to secure or remove any
.
On gasoline engine models, the fuel
filter or fuel lines should be serviced by
an INFINITI dealer because the fuel lines
are under high pressure even when the
engine is off.
CAUTION
.
Do not work under the hood while the
engine is hot. Turn the engine off and
wait until it cools down.
.
Avoid direct contact with used engine oil
and coolant. Improperly disposed engine oil, coolant, and/or other vehicle
fluids can damage the environment.
Always conform to local regulations for
disposal of vehicle fluid.
This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section gives instructions regarding only
those items which are relatively easy for an
owner to perform.
A genuine INFINITI Service Manual is also
available. (See “OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION” in the
“9. Technical and consumer information”
section.)
You should be aware that incomplete or
improper servicing may result in operating
difficulties or excessive emissions, and
could affect your warranty coverage. If in
doubt about any servicing, we recommend
that it be done by an INFINITI dealer.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK LOCATIONS
10. Drive belts
11. Coolant reservoir
SDI2262
VQ35HR ENGINE
5. Engine oil filler cap
1. Fuse/fusible link holder
6. Brake fluid reservoir
2. Battery
7. Window washer fluid reservoir
3. Radiator filler cap
8. Power steering fluid reservoir
4. Engine oil dipstick
9. Air cleaner
8-6
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Black plate (413,1)
SDI2263
VK50VE ENGINE
To remove the engine compartment covers,
A located as illustrated.
unhook the clips *
To remove the engine cover, pull the cover
1 and then toward the front
upward first *
2 .
of the vehicle *
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11. Coolant reservoir
SDI2264
1. Fuse/fusible link holder
6. Brake fluid reservoir
2. Battery
7. Window washer fluid reservoir
3. Engine oil filler cap
8. Power steering fluid reservoir
4. Radiator filler cap
9. Air cleaner
5. Engine oil dipstick
10. Drive belt location
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Black plate (415,1)
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
The engine cooling system is filled at the
factory with a high-quality, year-round,
anti-freeze coolant solution. The antifreeze
solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors, therefore additional cooling system additives are not necessary.
WARNING
.
.
Never remove the radiator cap when the
engine is hot. Wait until the engine and
radiator cool down. Serious burns could
be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. See precautions in
“IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in the
“6. In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
The radiator is equipped with a pressure
type radiator cap. To prevent engine
damage, use only a genuine NISSAN
radiator cap.
CAUTION
When adding or replacing coolant, be sure
to use only a Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (green) or equivalent
with the proper mixture ratio of 50%
antifreeze and 50% demineralized or dis-
tilled water. The use of other types of
coolant solutions may damage the engine
cooling system.
Outside
temperature
down to
8C
8F
−35
−30
Antifreeze
Demineralized water or
distilled
water
50%
50%
SDI2198
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
Check the coolant level in the reservoir
when the engine is cold. If the coolant
2 , open the reservoir
level is below MIN *
1
tank cap and add coolant up to the MAX *
level. If the reservoir tank is empty, check
the coolant level in the radiator when the
engine is cold. If there is insufficient
coolant in the radiator, fill the radiator
with coolant up to the filler opening and
also add it to the reservoir tank up to the
1 .
MAX level *
Tighten the cap securely after adding
engine coolant.
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Black plate (416,1)
ENGINE OIL
If the cooling system requires coolant
frequently, have it checked by an INFINITI
dealer.
Engine coolant must be disposed of
properly. Check your local regulations.
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT
Major cooling system repairs should be
performed by an INFINITI dealer. The
service procedures can be found in the
appropriate INFINITI Service Manual.
Improper servicing can result in reduced
heater performance and engine overheating.
WARNING
SDI2045
VQ35HR engine
.
To avoid the danger of being scalded,
never change the coolant when the
engine is hot.
.
Never remove the radiator cap when the
engine is hot. Serious burns could be
caused by high pressure fluid escaping
from the radiator.
.
Avoid direct skin contact with used
coolant. If skin contact is made, wash
thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as
soon as possible.
.
Keep coolant out of reach of children
and pets.
SDI2265
VK50VE engine
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Black plate (417,1)
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and
apply the parking brake.
2. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature.
3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than 15
minutes for the oil to drain back into
the oil pan.
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean.
Reinsert it all the way.
5. Remove the dipstick again and check
the oil level. It should be within the
1 . If the oil level is below *
2 ,
range *
remove the oil filler cap and pour
recommended oil through the opening.
3 .
Do not overfill *
6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.
It is normal to add some oil between oil
maintenance intervals or during the breakin period, depending on the severity of
operating conditions.
CAUTION
Oil level should be checked regularly.
Operating the engine with an insufficient
amount of oil can damage the engine, and
such damage is not covered by warranty.
hold the undercover in place.
CAUTION
Make sure the correct lifting and support
points are used to avoid vehicle damage.
CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
Vehicle set-up
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and
apply the parking brake.
2. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature.
3. Turn the engine off and wait more than
15 minutes.
4. Raise and support the vehicle using a
suitable floor jack and safety jack
stands.
.
Place the safety jack stands under
the vehicle jack-up points.
.
A suitable adapter should be attached to the jack stand saddle.
5. Remove the plastic engine undercover.
a. Remove the small plastic clip at the
center point of the undercover.
b. Then remove the other bolts that
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.
Check your local regulations.
4. (Perform steps 4 to 7 only when the
engine oil filter change is needed.)
2 with an oil filter
Loosen the oil filter *
wrench. Remove the oil filter by turning
it by hand.
5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting
surface with a clean rag.
CAUTION
SDI2024
SDI2266
VQ35HR engine — 2WD models
VK50VE engine
Engine oil and filter
1. Place a large drain pan under the drain
plug.
2. Remove the oil filler cap.
1
with a
3. Remove the drain plug *
wrench and completely drain the oil.
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the
engine oil is hot.
SDI2047
VQ35HR engine — AWD models
8-12
.
Waste oil must be disposed of
properly.
Be sure to remove any old rubber gasket
remaining on the mounting surface of the
engine. Failure to do so could lead to engine
damage.
6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with
clean engine oil.
7. Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a
slight resistance is felt, then tighten
additionally more than 2/3 turn.
Oil filter tightening torque:
11 to 15 ft-lb
(14.7 to 20.5 N·m)
8. Clean and re-install the drain plug with
a new washer. Securely tighten the
drain plug with a wrench.
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Drain plug tightening torque:
22 to 29 ft-lb
(29 to 39 N·m)
Do not use excessive force.
After the operation
a. Pull the center of the small plastic
clip out.
9. Refill engine with recommended oil and
install the oil filler cap securely.
b. Hold the engine undercover into
position.
CAUTION
c. Insert the clip through the undercover into the hole in the frame,
then push the center of the clip in to
lock the clip in place.
The dipstick must be inserted in place to
prevent oil spillage from the dipstick hole
while filling the engine with oil.
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical
and consumer information” section for
drain and refill capacity. The drain and
refill capacity depends on the oil
temperature and drain time. Use these
specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine the
proper amount of oil in the engine.
10. Start the engine and check for leakage
around the drain plug and the oil filter.
Correct as required.
11. Turn the engine off and wait more than
15 minutes. Check the oil level with the
dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary.
children.
1. Install the engine undercover into
position as the following steps.
d. Install the other bolts that hold the
undercover in place. Be careful not
to strip the bolts or over-tighten
them.
2. Lower the vehicle carefully to the
ground.
3. Dispose of waste oil and filter properly.
WARNING
.
Prolonged and repeated contact with
used engine oil may cause skin cancer.
.
Try to avoid direct skin contact with
used oil. If skin contact is made, wash
thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as
soon as possible.
.
Keep used engine oil out of reach of
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
POWER STEERING FLUID
Contact an INFINITI dealer if replacement is
required.
CAUTION
CAUTION
.
Use only Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF.
Do not mix with other fluids.
.
Using automatic transmission fluid
other than Genuine NISSAN Matic S
ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may damage the automatic
transmission, which is not covered by
the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
.
Do not overfill.
.
Use Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent.
SDI1765A
Check the fluid level in the reservoir.
The fluid level should be checked using the
1 : HOT MAX., *
2 : HOT MIN.)
HOT range (*
at fluid temperatures of 122 to 1768F (50
3 :
to 808C) or using the COLD range (*
4 : COLD MIN.) at fluid
COLD MAX., *
temperatures of 32 to 868F (0 to 308C).
If the fluid is below the MIN line, add
Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent. Remove the cap and fill through the opening.
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BRAKE FLUID
WINDOW WASHER FLUID
For further brake fluid specification information, see “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.
WARNING
.
Use only new fluid from a sealed
container. Old, inferior or contaminated
fluid may damage the brake system. The
use of improper fluids can damage the
brake system and affect the vehicle’s
stopping ability.
.
Clean the filler cap before removing.
.
Brake fluid is poisonous and should be
stored carefully in marked containers
out of the reach of children.
CAUTION
Do not spill the fluid on painted surfaces.
This will damage the paint. If fluid is spilled,
wash the surface with water.
SDI2025
BRAKE FLUID
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the
2 or the brake
fluid is below the MIN line *
warning light comes on, add Genuine
NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or
equivalent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line
1 . If fluid must be added frequently, the
*
system should be checked by an INFINITI
dealer.
SDI2267
WARNING
Antifreeze is poisonous and should be
stored carefully in marked containers out
of the reach of children.
Fill the window washer fluid reservoir
periodically. Add window washer fluid
when the low window washer fluid warning
light comes on.
To fill the window washer fluid reservoir,
lift the cap off the reservoir tank and pour
the window washer fluid into the tank
opening.
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BATTERY
Add a washer solvent to the washer for
better cleaning. In the winter season, add a
windshield washer antifreeze. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture
ratio.
Refill the reservoir more frequently when
driving conditions require an increased
amount of window washer fluid.
tank to mix the washer fluid concentrate
and water.
.
Keep the battery surface clean and dry.
Clean the battery with a solution of
baking soda and water.
.
Make certain the terminal connections
are clean and securely tightened.
.
If the vehicle is not to be used for 30
days or longer, disconnect the negative
(−) battery terminal cable to prevent
discharging it.
Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN
Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner &
Antifreeze or equivalent.
CAUTION
.
Do not substitute engine anti-freeze
coolant for window washer solution.
This may result in damage to the paint.
.
Do not fill the window washer reservoir
tank with washer fluid concentrates at
full strength. Some methyl alcohol
based washer fluid concentrates may
permanently stain the grille if spilled
while filling the window washer reservoir tank.
.
8-16
Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with
water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid
into the window washer reservoir tank.
Do not use the window washer reservoir
WARNING
.
Do not expose the battery to flames or
electrical sparks. Hydrogen gas generated by the battery is explosive. Do not
allow battery fluid to contact your skin,
eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces. After
touching a battery or battery cap, do not
touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly wash
your hands. If the acid contacts your
eyes, skin or clothing, immediately
flush with water for at least 15 minutes
and seek medical attention.
.
Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in
the battery is low. Low battery fluid can
cause a higher load on the battery
which can generate heat, reduce battery
life, and in some cases lead to an
explosion.
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Black plate (423,1)
.
When working on or near a battery,
always wear suitable eye protection and
remove all jewelry.
.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
.
Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
DI0137MA
Check the fluid level in each cell (Remove
the battery cover if it is necessary). It
1
should be between the UPPER LEVEL *
2 lines.
and LOWER LEVEL *
If it is necessary to add fluid, add only
distilled water to bring the level to the
indicator in each filler opening. Do not
overfill.
SDI1480C
1. Remove the cell plugs
A .
*
2. Add distilled water up to the UPPER
1 line.
LEVEL *
If the side of the battery is not clear,
check the distilled water level by
looking directly above the cell; the
1
condition *
indicates OK and the
2 needs more to be added.
conditions *
3. Tighten cell plugs
A .
*
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or
under severe conditions require frequent
checks of the battery fluid level.
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VARIABLE VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM
DRIVE BELTS
JUMP STARTING
If jump starting is necessary, see “JUMP
STARTING” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section. If the engine does not start by
jump starting, the battery may have to be
replaced. Contact an INFINITI dealer.
CAUTION
.
Do not ground accessories directly to
the battery terminal. Doing so will
bypass the variable voltage control
system and the vehicle battery may
not charge completely.
.
Use electrical accessories with the engine running to avoid discharging the
vehicle battery.
The variable voltage control system measures the amount of electrical discharge
from the battery and controls voltage
generated by the generator.
SDI1411B
VK50VE engine
1. Water pump
2. Alternator
3. Crankshaft pulley
4. Power steering fluid pump
5. Air conditioner compressor
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SPARK PLUGS
ness. If the belt is in poor condition or
loose, have it replaced or adjusted by
an INFINITI dealer.
2. Have the belts checked regularly for
condition and tension in accordance
with the maintenance schedule in your
“INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide”.
WARNING
Be sure the engine and the ignition switch
are off and that the parking brake is
engaged securely.
CAUTION
Be sure to use the correct socket to remove
the spark plugs. An incorrect socket can
damage the spark plugs.
SDI2152
VQ35HR engine
1. Power steering fluid pump
2. Alternator
3. Crankshaft pulley
4. Air conditioner compressor
5. Drive belt auto-tensioner
WARNING
Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF or
LOCK position before servicing drive belts.
The engine could rotate unexpectedly.
1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of
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AIR CLEANER
wipe the inside of the air cleaner housing
and the cover with a damp cloth.
WARNING
.
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner removed can cause you or
others to be burned. The air cleaner
not only cleans the air, it stops flame if
the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and
the engine backfires, you could be
burned. Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed, and be careful when working
on the engine with the air cleaner
removed.
.
Never pour fuel into the throttle body or
attempt to start the engine with the air
cleaner removed. Doing so could result
in serious injury.
SDI2020
REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI
dealer for servicing.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs
It is not necessary to replace the iridiumtipped spark plugs as frequently as the
conventional type spark plugs since they
will last much longer. Follow the maintenance schedule in “INFINITI Service and
Maintenance Guide”, but do not reuse
them by cleaning or regapping.
Always replace spark plugs with recommended or equivalent ones.
SDI2033
1 as illustrated and
Remove the retainers *
2 .
pull out the filter element *
The filter element should not be cleaned
and reused. Replace it according to the
maintenance intervals. See “INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide” for maintenance intervals. When replacing the filter,
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WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
CLEANING
If your windshield is not clear after
the windshield washer or if a wiper
chatters when running, wax or
material may be on the blade or
shield.
using
blade
other
wind-
Clean the outside of the windshield with a
washer solution or a mild detergent. Your
windshield is clean if beads do not form
when rinsing with clear water.
Clean each blade by wiping it with a cloth
soaked in a washer solution or a mild
detergent. Then rinse the blade with clear
water. If your windshield is still not clear
after cleaning the blades and using the
wiper, replace the blades.
Worn windshield wiper blades can damage
the windshield and impair driver vision.
SDI2048
REPLACING
CAUTION
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Pull the wiper arm.
A , and then
2. Push the release tab *
move the wiper blade down the wiper
1 while pushing the release tab
arm *
to remove.
3. Insert the new wiper blade onto the
wiper arm until a click sounds.
.
After wiper blade replacement, return
the wiper arm to its original position;
otherwise it may be damaged when the
hood is opened.
.
Make sure the wiper blades contact the
glass; otherwise the arm may be damaged from wind pressure.
4. Rotate the wiper blade so the dimple is
in the groove.
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REAR WINDOW WIPER BLADES
BRAKES
Contact an INFINITI dealer if checking or
replacement is required.
If the brakes do not operate properly, have
the brakes checked by an INFINITI dealer.
SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKES
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting brakes.
The disc-type brakes self-adjust every time
the brake pedal is applied.
WARNING
See an INFINITI dealer for a brake system
check if the brake pedal height does not
return to normal.
BRAKE PAD WEAR INDICATORS
SDI1832
If you wax the surface of the hood, be
careful not to let wax get into the washer
A . This may cause clogging or
nozzle *
improper windshield washer operation. If
wax gets into the nozzle, remove it with a
B .
needle or small pin *
The disc brake pads on your vehicle have
audible wear indicators. When a brake pad
requires replacement, it will make a high
pitched scraping or screeching sound
when the vehicle is in motion whether or
not the brake pedal is depressed. Have the
brakes checked as soon as possible if the
wear indicator sound is heard.
Under some driving or climate conditions,
occasional brake squeak, squeal or other
noise may be heard. Occasional brake
noise during light to moderate stops is
normal and does not affect the function or
performance of the brake system.
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FUSES
Proper brake inspection intervals should
be followed. For additional information,
see the maintenance log section of your
“INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide”
for maintenance intervals.
cover on the battery.
3. Remove the fuse/fusible link holder
cover.
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller.
SDI1479A
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than that specified on the
fuse box cover. This could damage the
electrical system or cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not
operate, check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch is pushed to
the OFF or LOCK position and the
headlight switch is turned to OFF.
2. Open the engine hood and remove the
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SDI1754
5. If the fuse is open * , replace it with a
B . Spare fuses are stored in
new fuse *
the passenger compartment fuse box.
A
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the
electrical system checked and repaired
by an INFINITI dealer.
Fusible links
If any electrical equipment does not
operate and fuses are in good condition,
check the fusible links. If any of these
fusible links are melted, replace only with
genuine INFINITI parts.
SDI2034
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than that specified on the
fuse box cover. This could damage the
electrical system or cause a fire.
2. Open the fuse box lid.
3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller
A .
*
4. If the fuse is open, replace it with a new
fuse.
5. If a new fuse also opens, have the
electrical system checked and repaired
by an INFINITI dealer.
If any electrical equipment does not
operate, check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch is pushed to
the OFF or LOCK position and the
headlight switch is turned to OFF.
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INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY REPLACEMENT
until it is securely closed.
5. Push the buttons two or three times to
check its operation.
See an INFINITI dealer if you need any
assistance for replacement.
FCC Notice:
SDI2285
SPA1875
Replace the battery as follows:
1. Release the lock knob at the back of the
Intelligent Key and remove the mechanical key.
A
2. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver *
B
wrapped with a cloth into the slit *
of the corner and twist it to separate
the upper part from the lower part.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery: CR2032 or
equivalent.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
.
Do not touch the internal circuit and
electric terminals as it could cause a
malfunction.
.
Hold the battery by the edges.
Holding the battery across the
contact points will seriously deplete
the storage capacity.
.
Make sure that the + side faces the
bottom of the case.
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna
4. Align the tips of the upper and lower
parts, and then push them together
— Increase the separation between the
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equipment and the receiver
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
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LIGHTS
1. Headlight (high-beam, low-beam)
2. Front turn signal light
3. Map light
4. Front side marker light
5. Rear personal light
6. Fog light
7. Clearance light
8. Puddle light
9. Step light
10. High-mounted stop light
11. Cargo light (sidewall)
12. Cargo light (lift gate)
13. License plate light
14. Back-up light
15. Rear combination light (tail/stop/turn
signal/side marker light)
SDI2284
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HEADLIGHTS
CAUTION
Replacing
Fog may temporarily form inside the lens of
the exterior lights in the rain or in a car
wash. A temperature difference between
the inside and the outside of the lens
causes the fog. This is not a malfunction. If
large drops of water collect inside the lens,
contact an INFINITI dealer.
Xenon headlight bulb (if so equipped):
Use the same number and wattage as
originally installed:
High/Low beams (Xenon)
Wattage: 35
Bulb no.: D2S
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI
dealer.
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE
When xenon headlights are on, they produce a high voltage. To prevent an electric
shock, never attempt to modify or disassemble. Always have your xenon headlights
replaced at an INFINITI dealer. For additional
information, see “HEADLIGHT AND TURN
SIGNAL SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments
and controls” section.
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EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Item
Replacement procedures
Wattage (W)
Bulb No.
Front turn signal light*
21
WY21W
Fog light*
35
H8
Clearance light*
5
W5W
Front side marker light*
5
W5W
back-up
21
W21W
stop/tail
LED
—
side marker
5
W5W
turn signal*
21
W21W
5
W5W
LED
—
Map light
8
—
Rear personal light
8
—
Cargo light
8
—
Vanity mirror light
2
—
Step light*
8
—
—
All other lights are either type A, B, C, D, E
or F. When replacing a bulb, first remove
the lens and/or cover.
Rear combination light*
License plate light
Puddle light*
High-mounted stop light*
LED
*: See an INFINITI dealer for replacement.
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SDI2030
Map light
SDI1679
SDI1500B
Cargo light
SDI2031
Rear personal light
SDI1839
Vanity mirror light
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WHEELS AND TIRES
If you have a flat tire, see “FLAT TIRE” in
the “6. In case of emergency” section.
TIRE PRESSURE
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). It
monitors tire pressure of all tires except
the spare. When the low tire pressure
warning light is lit, one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated.
The TPMS will activate only when the
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH
(25 km/h). Also, this system may not
detect a sudden drop in tire pressure (for
example a flat tire while driving).
For more details, see “Low tire pressure
warning light” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section, “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and “TIRE
PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)”
in the “6. In case of emergency” section.
Tire inflation pressure
Check the pressure of the tires (including
the spare) often and always prior to long
distance trips. The recommended tire
pressure specifications are shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label under
the “Cold Tire Pressure” heading. The Tire
and Loading Information label is affixed to
the driver side center pillar. Tire pressures
should be checked regularly because:
. Most tires naturally lose air over time.
. Tires can lose air suddenly when driven
over potholes or other objects or if the
vehicle strikes a curb while parking.
The tire pressures should be checked when
the tires are cold. The tires are considered
COLD after the vehicle has been parked for
3 or more hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) at moderate speeds.
Incorrect tire pressure, including under
inflation, may adversely affect tire life
and vehicle handling.
WARNING
. Improperly inflated tires can fail
suddenly and cause an accident.
. The Gross Vehicle Weight rating
(GVWR) is located on the F.M.V.S.S./
C.M.V.S.S. certification label. The
vehicle weight capacity is indicated
on the Tire and Loading Information
label. Do not load your vehicle
beyond this capacity. Overloading
your vehicle may result in reduced
tire life, unsafe operating conditions
due to premature tire failure, or
unfavorable handling characteristics and could also lead to a serious
accident. Loading beyond the specified capacity may also result in
failure of other vehicle components.
. Before taking a long trip, or whenever you heavily load your vehicle,
use a tire pressure gauge to ensure
that the tire pressures are at the
specified level.
. For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety
Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
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4 Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to
*
this pressure when the tires are cold.
Tires are considered COLD after the
vehicle has been parked for 3 or more
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6
km) at moderate speeds. The recommended cold tire inflation is set by the
manufacturer to provide the best balance of tire wear, vehicle handling,
driveability, tire noise, etc., up to the
vehicle’s GVWR.
5 Tire size — see “TIRE LABELING” later in
*
this section.
6 Spare tire size or compact spare tire
*
size (if so equipped)
SDI2268
Tire and Loading Information label
1 Seating
*
capacity: The maximum number of occupants that can be seated in
the vehicle.
2 Vehicle load limit: See “VEHICLE LOAD*
ING INFORMATION” in the “9. Technical
and consumer information” section.
3 Original size: The size of the tires
*
originally installed on the vehicle at
the factory.
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tion shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
5. Add air to the tire as needed. If too
much air is added, press the core of the
valve stem briefly with the tip of the
gauge stem to release pressure. Recheck the pressure and add or release
air as needed.
6. Install the valve stem cap.
SIZE
FRONT
ORIGINAL
TIRE
7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
including the spare.
SDI1949
Checking the tire pressure
1. Remove the valve stem cap from the
tire.
2. Press the pressure gauge squarely onto
the valve stem. Do not press too hard
or force the valve stem sideways, or air
will escape. If the hissing sound of air
escaping from the tire is heard while
checking the pressure, reposition the
gauge to eliminate this leakage.
3. Remove the gauge.
4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
stem and compare it to the specifica-
REAR
ORIGINAL
TIRE
SPARE
TIRE
P265/60R18
109V
P265/50R20
107V
P265/45R21
104V
265/45R21
104W
P265/60R18
109V
P265/50R20
107V
P265/45R21
104V
265/45R21
104W
T175/90D18
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
230 kPa,
33 PSI
420 kPa,
60 PSI
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5. Two-digit number (16): This number is
the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
6. Two- or three-digit number (94): This
number is the tire’s load index. It is a
measurement of how much weight each
tire can support. You may not find this
information on all tires because it is not
required by law.
7. H: Tire speed rating. You should not
drive the vehicle faster than the tire
speed rating.
SDI1575
Example
SDI1606
Example
TIRE LABELING
1 Tire size (example: P215/60R16 94H)
*
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to
place standardized information on the
sidewall of all tires. This information
identifies and describes the fundamental
characteristics of the tire and also provides
the tire identification number (TIN) for
safety standard certification. The TIN can
be used to identify the tire in case of a
recall.
1. P: The “P” indicates the tire is designed
for passenger vehicles. (Not all tires
have this information.)
2. Three-digit number (215): This number
gives the width in millimeters of the tire
from sidewall edge to sidewall edge.
3. Two-digit number (60): This number,
known as the aspect ratio, gives the
tire’s ratio of height to width.
4. R: The “R” stands for radial.
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5. Three-digit code: Date of Manufacture
6. Four numbers represent the week and
year the tire was built. For example, the
numbers 3103 means the 31st week of
2003. If these numbers are missing,
then look on the other sidewall of the
tire.
3 Tire ply composition and material
*
SDI1607
Example
* TIN (Tire Identification Number) for a
new tire (example: DOT XX XX XXX
XXXX)
2
1. DOT: Abbreviation for the “Department
of Transportation”. The symbol can be
placed above, below or to the left or
right of the Tire Identification Number.
2. Two-digit code: Manufacturer’s identification mark
3. Two-digit code: Tire size
4. Three-digit code: Tire type code (Optional)
The number of layers or plies of rubbercoated fabric in the tire.
Tire manufacturers also must indicate
the materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
4 Maximum
*
permissible inflation pres-
sure
This number is the greatest amount of
air pressure that should be put in the
tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure.
5 Maximum load rating
*
This number indicates the maximum
load in kilograms and pounds that can
be carried by the tire. When replacing
the tires on the vehicle, always use a
tire that has the same load rating as
the factory installed tire.
6 Term of “tubeless” or “tube type”
*
Indicates whether the tire requires an
inner tube (“tube type”) or not (“tubeless”).
7 The word “radial”
*
The word “radial” is shown, if the tire
has radial structure.
8 Manufacturer or brand name
*
Manufacturer or brand name is shown.
Other tire-related terminology:
In addition to the many terms that are
defined throughout this section, Intended
Outboard Sidewall is (1) the sidewall that
contains a whitewall, bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand and/or model name molding that is higher or deeper
than the same molding on the other
sidewall of the tire, or (2) the outward
facing sidewall of an asymmetrical tire that
has a particular side that must always face
outward when mounted on a vehicle.
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TYPES OF TIRES
WARNING
.
.
.
.
When changing or replacing tires, be
sure all four tires are of the same type
(Example: Summer, All Season or Snow)
and construction. An INFINITI dealer may
be able to help you with information
about tire type, size, speed rating and
availability.
Replacement tires may have a lower
speed rating than the factory equipped
tires, and may not match the potential
maximum vehicle speed. Never exceed
the maximum speed rating of the tire.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
All season tires
INFINITI specifies all season tires on some
models to provide good performance all
year, including snowy and icy road condi-
tions. All Season tires are identified by ALL
SEASON and/or M&S (Mud and Snow) on
the tire sidewall. Snow tires have better
snow traction than All Season tires and
may be more appropriate in some areas.
Summer tires
INFINITI specifies summer tires on some
models to provide superior performance on
dry roads. Summer tire performance is
substantially reduced in snow and ice.
Summer tires do not have the tire traction
rating M&S on the tire sidewall.
If you plan to operate your vehicle in snowy
or icy conditions, INFINITI recommends the
use of SNOW tires or ALL SEASON tires on
all four wheels.
Snow tires
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to
select tires equivalent in size and load
rating to the original equipment tires. If
you do not, it can adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Generally, snow tires will have lower speed
ratings than factory equipped tires and
may not match the potential maximum
vehicle speed. Never exceed the maximum
speed rating of the tire.
If you install snow tires, they must be the
same size, brand, construction and tread
pattern on all four wheels.
For additional traction on icy roads,
studded tires may be used. However, some
U.S. states and Canadian provinces prohibit their use. Check local, state and
provincial laws before installing studded
tires. Skid and traction capabilities of
studded snow tires, on wet or dry surfaces,
may be poorer than that of non-studded
snow tires.
TIRE CHAINS
Use of tire chains may be prohibited
according to location. Check the local laws
before installing tire chains. When installing tire chains, make sure they are the
proper size for the tires on your vehicle and
are installed according to the chain manufacturer’s suggestions. Use only SAE
Class S chains. Class “S” chains are used
on vehicles with restricted tire to vehicle
clearance. Vehicles that can use Class “S”
chains are designed to meet the SAE
standard minimum clearances between
the tire and the closest vehicle suspension
or body component required to accommodate the use of a winter traction device (tire
chains or cables). The minimum clearances
are determined using the factory equipped
tire size. Other types may damage your
vehicle. Use chain tensioners when recom-
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mended by the tire chain manufacturer to
ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of the
tire chain must be secured or removed to
prevent the possibility of whipping action
damage to the fenders or underbody. If
possible, avoid fully loading your vehicle
when using tire chains. In addition, drive at
a reduced speed. Otherwise, your vehicle
may be damaged and/or vehicle handling
and performance may be adversely affected.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to
the specification at all times. It is recommended that wheel nuts be tightened to
the specification at each tire rotation
interval.
WARNING
Tire chains must be installed only on the
rear wheels and not on the front wheels.
Never install tire chains on a TEMPORARY
USE ONLY spare tire.
Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Driving
with tire chains in such conditions can
cause damage to the various mechanisms
of the vehicle due to some overstress.
SDI1662
CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire rotation
INFINITI recommends rotating the tires
every 7,500 miles (12,000 km). (See “FLAT
TIRE” in the “6. In case of emergency”
section for tire replacing procedures.)
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel
nuts to the specified torque with a torque
wrench.
. After rotating the tires, check and
adjust the tire pressure.
. Retighten the wheel nuts when the
vehicle has been driven for 600
miles (1,000 km) (also in cases of a
flat tire, etc.).
. Do not include the T-type spare tire
or any other small size spare tire in
the tire rotation.
. For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety
Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
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SDI1663
1. Wear indicator
2. Wear indicator location mark
Tire wear and damage
WARNING
. Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging
or objects caught in the tread. If
excessive wear, cracks, bulging or
deep cuts are found, the tire(s)
should be replaced.
. The original tires have built-in tread
wear indicators. When wear indicators are visible, the tire(s) should be
replaced.
. Tires degrade with age and use.
Have tires, including the spare, over
6 years old checked by a qualified
technician, because some tire damage may not be obvious. Replace
the tires as necessary to prevent
tire failure and possible personal
injury.
. Improper service of the spare tire
may result in serious personal
injury. If it is necessary to repair
the spare tire, contact an INFINITI
dealer.
. For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety
Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
Replacing wheels and tires
When replacing a tire, use the same size,
tread design, speed rating and load carrying capacity as originally equipped. (See
“SPECIFICATIONS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for recommended types and sizes of tires and
wheels.)
WARNING
.
The use of tires other than those
recommended or the mixed use of tires
of different brands, construction (bias,
bias-belted or radial), or tread patterns
can adversely affect the ride, braking,
handling, ground clearance, body-to-tire
clearance, tire chain clearance, speedometer calibration, headlight aim and
bumper height. Some of these effects
may lead to accidents and could result
in serious personal injury.
.
If the wheels are changed for any
reason, always replace with wheels
which have the same off-set dimension.
Wheels of a different off-set could cause
premature tire wear, degrade vehicle
handling characteristics and/or interference with the brake discs/drums. Such
interference can lead to decreased
braking efficiency and/or early brake
pad/shoe wear. See “WHEELS AND
TIRES” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section of this
manual for wheel off-set dimensions.
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.
.
.
When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your INFINITI dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
CAUTION
.
Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by INFINITI could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
Do not install a damaged or deformed
wheel or tire even if it has been
repaired. Such wheels or tires could
have structural damage and could fail
without warning.
.
The use of retread tire is not recommended.
.
For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
.
Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or
radial), and tread pattern on all four
wheels. Failure to do so may result in a
circumference difference between tires
on the front and rear axles which will
cause excessive tire wear and may
damage the transmission, transfer case
and differential gears.
ONLY use spare tires specified for the
AWD model.
If excessive tire wear is found, it is
recommended that all four tires be replaced with tires of the same size, brand,
construction and tread pattern. The tire
pressure and wheel alignment should also
be checked and corrected as necessary.
Contact an INFINITI dealer.
Wheel balance
Unbalanced wheels may affect vehicle
handling and tire life. Even with regular
use, wheels can get out of balance. Therefore, they should be balanced as required.
formed with the wheels off the vehicle.
Spin balancing the wheels on the vehicle
could lead to mechanical damage.
For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada)
in the INFINITI Warranty Information Booklet.
Care of wheels
.
Wash the wheels when washing the
vehicle to maintain their appearance.
.
Clean the inner side of the wheels when
the wheel is changed or the underside
of the vehicle is washed.
.
Do not use abrasive cleaners when
washing the wheels.
.
Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents
or corrosion. Such damage may cause
loss of pressure or poor seal at the tire
bead.
.
INFINITI recommends that the road
wheels be waxed to protect against
road salt in areas where it is used
during winter.
Wheel balance service should be perMaintenance and do-it-yourself
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Spare tire (TEMPORARY USE ONLY
(T-type) spare tire)
When a spare tire is mounted (TEMPORARY
USE ONLY or conventional), the TPMS will
not function.
Observe the following precautions if the Ttype spare tire must be used, otherwise
your vehicle could be damaged or involved
in an accident.
For Tire and Loading Information label
location, see “Tire and Loading Information label” in the index of this manual.
.
With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare
tire installed do not drive your vehicle at
speeds faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h).
.
When driving on roads covered with
snow or ice, the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire should be used on the front
wheels and original tire used on the rear
wheels (drive wheels). Use tire chains
only on the two rear original tires.
WARNING
.
The T-type spare tire should be used for
emergency use. It should be replaced
with the standard tire at the first
opportunity to avoid possible tire or
differential damage.
.
.
Tire tread of the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire will wear at a faster rate than
the standard tire. Replace the spare tire
as soon as the tread wear indicators
appear.
Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY
USE ONLY spare tire is installed. Avoid
sharp turns and abrupt braking while
driving.
.
Do not use the spare tire on other
vehicles.
.
.
Periodically check spare tire inflation
pressure. Always keep the pressure of
the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire at
60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 bar). Always keep
the pressure of the full size spare tire (if
so equipped) at the recommended pressure for standard tires, as indicated on
the Tire and Loading Information label.
Do not use more than one spare tire at
the same time.
.
Do not tow a trailer when the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire is installed.
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CAUTION
.
Do not use tire chains on a TEMPORARY
USE ONLY spare tire. Tire chains will not
fit properly and may cause damage to
the vehicle.
.
Because the TEMPORARY USE ONLY
spare tire is smaller than the original
tire, ground clearance is reduced. To
avoid damage to the vehicle, do not
drive over obstacles. Also do not drive
the vehicle through an automatic car
wash since it may get caught.
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9 Technical and consumer information
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ..... 9-2
Fuel recommendation ................................... 9-4
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation........ 9-6
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations .......................... 9-7
Specifications.................................................. 9-8
Engine ........................................................ 9-8
Wheels and tires ......................................... 9-9
Dimensions ............................................... 9-10
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country ............................................. 9-10
Vehicle identification...................................... 9-11
Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate...... 9-11
Vehicle identification number
(chassis number) ....................................... 9-11
Engine serial number ................................. 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label ........ 9-12
Emission control information label .............. 9-12
Tire and loading information label............... 9-13
Air conditioner specification label ............... 9-13
Installing front license plate ........................... 9-14
Vehicle loading information ............................ 9-15
Terms ....................................................... 9-15
Vehicle load capacity ................................. 9-17
Securing the load ...................................... 9-18
Loading tips .............................................. 9-18
Measurement of weights ............................ 9-18
Towing a trailer ............................................. 9-19
Maximum load limits ................................. 9-19
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/
maximum Gross Axle Weight (GAW)............. 9-21
Towing load/specification ........................... 9-23
Towing safety ............................................ 9-23
Flat towing ................................................ 9-27
Uniform tire quality grading............................ 9-28
Treadwear ................................................. 9-28
Traction AA, A, B and C .............................. 9-28
Temperature A, B and C ............................. 9-28
Emission control system warranty ................... 9-29
Reporting safety defects (US only)................... 9-29
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M)
test (US only) ................................................ 9-30
Event data recorders (EDR) ............................. 9-31
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information ................................................... 9-31
In the event of a collision........................... 9-32
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CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/
LUBRICANTS
The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedure
instructed in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.
US measure
Capacity (Approximate)
Imp measure
Liter
Recommended specifications
19-3/4 gal
90
Unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of at least 91 AKI (RON 96)
*1
5-7/8 qt
4-3/8 qt
5-1/8 qt
4 qt
6.7
4.9
5.8
4.6
. Engine oil with API Certification Mark*3
. Viscosity SAE 5W-30
11-5/8 qt
9-3/4 qt
7/8 qt
7/8 qt
—
9-5/8 qt
8-1/8 qt
3/4 qt
3/4 qt
—
11
9.2
0.8
0.8
—
—
—
—
Air conditioning system refrigerant
—
—
—
Air conditioning system lubricants
—
—
—
Window washer fluid
—
—
—
Fuel
23-3/4 gal
Engine oil*2
Drain and refill
VK50VE
VQ35HR
VK50VE
Without oil filter change
VQ35HR
Cooling system
VK50VE
With reservoir
VQ35HR
VK50VE
Reservoir
VQ35HR
Automatic transmission fluid
With oil filter change
Front differential gear oil
Rear differential gear oil
Transfer fluid
Power steering fluid (PSF)
Brake fluid
7-1/8
5-1/8
6-1/8
4-7/8
qt
qt
qt
qt
50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent
50% Demineralized or distilled water
Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF*4
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API
GL-5 Viscosity SAE 80W-90*5
VQ35HR without towing
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API
package
GL-5, Viscosity SAE 80W-90*5
VK50VE/VQ35HR with towGenuine NISSAN differential oil synthetic 75W-90 or API GL-5
ing package
synthetic gear oil, Viscosity SAE 75W-90*6
—
—
—
Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF*7
Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent*8
Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions
Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid*9 or equivalent DOT
in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
3
Multi-purpose grease
NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)
HFC-134a (R-134a)*10
INFINITI A/C System Oil
Type S or exact equivalent
Genuine INFINITI Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner &
Antifreeze or equivalent
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For additional information, see “FUEL RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil.
For additional information, see later in this paragraph for engine oil and oil filter recommendation.
Using automatic transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may damage the
automatic transmission, which is not covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
*5: For hot climates, viscosity SAE 90 is suitable for ambient temperatures above 328F (08C).
*6: See an INFINITI dealer for service.
*7: Using transfer fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF will cause deterioration in drive ability and transfer durability, and may damage the transfer, which is not covered by the
INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
*8: DEXRONTMVI type ATF or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid may also be used.
*9: Available in mainland US through an INFINITI dealer.
*10:For additional information, see “VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION” later in this section for air conditioner specification label.
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION
VK50VE engine
Use unleaded premium gasoline with an
octane rating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock
Index) number (Research octane number
96).
If premium gasoline is not available,
unleaded regular gasoline with an octane
rating of 87 AKI number (Research octane
number 91) may be temporarily used, but
only under the following precautions:
.
.
Have the fuel tank filled only partially
with unleaded regular gasoline, and fill
up with unleaded premium gasoline as
soon as possible.
Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
However, for maximum vehicle performance, the use of unleaded premium
gasoline is recommended.
VQ35HR engine
INFINITI recommends the use of unleaded
premium gasoline with an octane rating of
at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number
(Research octane number 96).
If unleaded premium gasoline is not
available, you may use unleaded regular
9-4
gasoline with an octane rating of at least
87 AKI number (Research octane number
91), but you may notice a decrease in
performance.
CAUTION
.
Using a fuel other than that specified
could adversely affect the emission
control system, and may also affect
warranty coverage.
.
Under no circumstances should a leaded
gasoline be used, because this will
damage the three-way catalyst.
.
Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. Your
vehicle is not designed to run on E-85
fuel. Using E-85 fuel can damage the
fuel system components and is not
covered by the INFINITI vehicle limited
warranty.
Gasoline specifications
INFINITI recommends using gasoline that
meets the World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC)
specifications where it is available. Many
of the automobile manufacturers developed this specification to improve emission system and vehicle performance. Ask
your service station manager if the gasoline meets the World-Wide Fuel Charter
(WWFC) specifications.
Reformulated gasoline
Some fuel suppliers are now producing
reformulated gasolines. These gasolines
are specially designed to reduce vehicle
emissions. INFINITI supports efforts towards cleaner air and suggests that you
use reformulated gasoline when available.
Gasoline containing oxygenates
Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing oxygenates such as ethanol, MTBE and
methanol with or without advertising their
presence. INFINITI does not recommend the
use of fuels of which the oxygenate content
and the fuel compatibility for your INFINITI
cannot be readily determined. If in doubt,
ask your service station manager.
If you use oxygenate-blend gasoline,
please take the following precautions as
the usage of such fuels may cause vehicle
performance problems and/or fuel system
damage.
.
The fuel should be unleaded and have
an octane rating no lower than that
recommended for unleaded gasoline.
.
If an oxygenate-blend, excepting a
methanol blend, is used, it should
contain no more than 10% oxygenate.
(MTBE may, however, be added up to
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15%.)
.
If a methanol blend is used, it should
contain no more than 5% methanol
(methyl alcohol, wood alcohol). It
should also contain a suitable amount
of appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors. If not properly formulated with appropriate cosolvents and
corrosion inhibitors, such methanol
blends may cause fuel system damage
and/or vehicle performance problems.
At this time, sufficient data is not
available to ensure that all methanol
blends are suitable for use in INFINITI
vehicles.
If any undesirable driveability problems
such as engine stalling or hard hot starting
are experienced after using oxygenateblend fuels, immediately change to a
non-oxygenate fuel or a fuel with a low
blend of MTBE.
Take care not to spill gasoline during
refueling. Gasoline containing oxygenates
can cause paint damage.
E-85 fuel
E-85 fuel is a mixture of approximately
85% fuel ethanol and 15% unleaded
gasoline. E-85 can only be used in a
Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV). Do not use E85 fuel in your vehicle. U.S. government
regulations require fuel ethanol dispensing
pumps to be identified by a small, square,
orange and black label with the common
abbreviation or the appropriate percentage
for that region.
Aftermarket fuel additives
INFINITI does not recommend the use of
any aftermarket fuel additives (Example:
fuel injector cleaner, octane booster, intake
valve deposit removers, etc.) which are
sold commercially. Many of these additives
intended for gum, varnish or deposit
removal may contain active solvent or
similar ingredients that can be harmful to
the fuel system and engine.
knocking, after-run or overheating. This in
turn may cause excessive fuel consumption
or damage to the engine. If any of the
above symptoms are encountered, have
your vehicle checked at an INFINITI dealer
or other competent service facility.
However, now and then you may notice
light spark knock for a short time while
accelerating or driving up hills. This is no
cause for concern, because you get the
greatest fuel benefit when there is light
spark knock for a short time under heavy
engine load.
Octane rating tips
Using unleaded gasoline with an octane
rating lower than recommended above can
cause persistent, heavy spark knock.
(Spark knock is a metallic rapping noise.)
If severe, this can lead to engine damage.
If you detect a persistent heavy spark
knock even when using gasoline of the
stated octane rating, or if you hear steady
spark knock while holding a steady speed
on level roads, have an INFINITI dealer
correct the condition. Failure to correct the
condition is misuse of the vehicle, for
which INFINITI is not responsible.
Incorrect ignition timing will result in
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has been previously used should not be
used.
Oil viscosity
The engine oil viscosity or thickness
changes with temperature. Because of this,
it is important that the engine oil viscosity
be selected based on the temperatures at
which the vehicle will be operated before
the next oil change. Choosing an oil
viscosity other than that recommended
could cause serious engine damage.
Selecting the correct oil filter
STI0505
1. API certification mark
2. API service symbol
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER RECOMMENDATION
Selecting the correct oil
It is essential to choose the correct grade,
quality, and viscosity engine oil to ensure
satisfactory engine life and performance,
see “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” earlier in this section.
INFINITI recommends the use of an energy
conserving oil in order to improve fuel
economy.
Select only engine oils that meet the
9-6
American Petroleum Institute (API) certification or International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC)
certification and SAE viscosity standard.
These oils have the API certification mark
on the front of the container. Oils which do
not have the specified quality label should
not be used as they could cause engine
damage.
Oil additives
INFINITI does not recommend the use of oil
additives. The use of an oil additive is not
necessary when the proper oil type is used
and maintenance intervals are followed.
Oil which may contain foreign matter or
Your new vehicle is equipped with a highquality genuine INFINITI oil filter. When
replacing, use the genuine oil filter or its
equivalent for the reason described in
change intervals.
Change intervals
The oil and oil filter change intervals for
your engine are based on the use of the
specified quality oils and filters. Oil and
filter other than the specified quality, or oil
and filter change intervals longer than
recommended could reduce engine life.
Damage to engines caused by improper
maintenance or use of incorrect oil and
filter quality and/or viscosity is not covered
by the new INFINITI vehicle limited warranties.
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Your engine was filled with a high quality
engine oil when it was built. You do not
have to change the oil before the first
recommended change interval. Oil and
filter change intervals depend upon how
you use your vehicle. Operation under the
following conditions may require more
frequent oil and filter changes.
.
repeated short distance driving at cold
outside temperatures,
.
driving in dusty conditions,
.
extensive idling,
.
towing a trailer,
.
stop and go “rush hour” traffic,
Refer to the “INFINITI Service and Maintenance Guide” for the maintenance schedule.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT RECOMMENDATIONS
CAUTION
The use of any other refrigerant or lubricant
will cause severe damage to the air conditioning system and will require the replacement of all air conditioner system
components.
The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your
INFINITI vehicle will not harm the earth’s
ozone layer. Although this refrigerant does
not affect the earth’s atmosphere, certain
governmental regulations require the recovery and recycling of any refrigerant
during automotive air conditioning system
service. Your INFINITI dealer has the trained
technicians and equipment needed to
recover and recycle your air conditioning
system refrigerant.
Contact an INFINITI dealer when servicing
your air conditioning system.
The air conditioning system in your
INFINITI vehicle must be charged with the
refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and the
lubricant, INFINITI A/C system oil Type S
or the exact equivalents.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Model
VK50VE
Type
Gasoline, 4-cycle
Gasoline, 4-cycle
8-cylinder, V-slanted at 908
6-cylinder, V-slanted at
608
Cylinder arrangement
VQ35HR
Bore 6 Stroke
in (mm)
3.760 6 3.453
(95.5 6 87.7)
3.760 6 3.205
(95.5 6 81.4)
Displacement
cu in
(cm3)
306.7 (5,026)
213.45 (3,498)
1-8-7-3-6-5-4-2
1-2-3-4-5-6
Firing order
Idle speed
rpm
Ignition timing (B.T.D.C.)
degree/
rpm
See the emission control information label on the underside
of the hood.
Spark plug
Standard
FXE22HR-11
FXE22HR-11
Spark plug gap (Normal)
in (mm)
0.043 (1.1)
0.043 (1.1)
Timing chain
Camshaft operation
Timing chain
STI0397B
VK50VE engine
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
STI0425
VQ35HR engine
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WHEELS AND TIRES
Road wheel
Type
Size
Offset in (mm)
18 6 8J
Aluminum
20 6 8J*1
1.97 (50)
Spare
21 6 9-1/2J
18 6 4-1/2T
1.18 (30)/0.98 (25)*2
Size
Pressure PSI (kPa) [Cold]
*1: Option
*2: Aluminum
Tire
Type
P265/60R18
Conventional
Spare (T-type)
P265/50R20*
P265/45R21
265/45R21
T175/90D18
33 (230)
60 (420)
*: Option
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WHEN TRAVELING OR REGISTERING YOUR
VEHICLE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
DIMENSIONS
Overall length (With front license plate)
in (mm)
191.3 (4,860)
Overall width
Overall height
in (mm)
in (mm)
75.9 (1,925)
Front tread
in (mm)
64.4 (1,635)
Rear tread
in (mm)
Wheelbase
in (mm)
64.6 (1,640)
113.6 (2,885)
*1: Model without roof rack
*2: Model with roof rack
65.0 (1,650)*1
66.1 (1,680)*2
If you plan to travel in another country,
you should first find out if the fuel
available is suitable for your vehicle’s
engine.
Using fuel with too low an octane rating
may cause engine damage. All gasoline
vehicles must be operated with unleaded
gasoline. Therefore, avoid taking your
vehicle to areas where appropriate fuel is
not available.
When transferring the registration of your
vehicle to another country, state, province
or district, it may be necessary to modify
the vehicle to meet local laws and regulations.
The laws and regulations for motor vehicle
emission control and safety standards vary
according to the country, state, province or
district; therefore, vehicle specifications
may differ.
When any vehicle is to be taken into
another country, state, province or district
and registered, its modifications, transportation, and registration are the responsibility of the user. INFINITI is not
responsible for any inconvenience that
may result.
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
STI0431
STI0492
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(VIN) PLATE
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(chassis number)
The vehicle identification number plate is
attached as shown. This number is the
identification for your vehicle and is used
in the vehicle registration.
The number is stamped as shown in the
engine compartment.
STI0584
VK50VE engine
STI0509
VQ35HR engine
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ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as
shown.
STI0448
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STI0422
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION LABEL
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
LABEL
The Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.) certification label is affixed as shown. This label
contains valuable vehicle information, such
as: Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR),
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), month
and year of manufacture, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), etc. Review it carefully.
The emission control information label is
attached as shown.
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STI0373
STI0495
TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION
LABEL
AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION
LABEL
The cold tire pressure is shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label affixed to
the pillar as illustrated.
The air conditioner specification label is
attached as shown.
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INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE PLATE
Use the following steps to mount the
license plate.
Before mounting the license plate, confirm
that the following parts are enclosed in the
plastic bag.
Only use the recommended mounting
position, otherwise Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) sensor obstruction (if so
equipped) may result.
.
License plate bracket
.
J-nut 6 2
.
Screw 6 2
.
Screw grommet 6 2
1. Park the vehicle on flat, level ground.
A
2. Locate the center position indicator *
on the lower part of the grille. Line up
the marks under the top of the front
B with the tabs *
C on the
bumper *
license plate bracket. Hold the license
plate bracket in place.
3. Mark the center of the hole
felt-tip pen.
STI0585
C
*
with a
4. Carefully drill two pilot holes using a
0.39 in (10 mm) drill bit at the marked
locations. (Be sure that the drill only
goes through the bumper fascia.)
5. Insert grommets into the hole on the
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VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION
fascia.
6. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the
grommet hole to add 908 turn onto the
D .
part *
7. Insert a J-nut into the license plate
bracket before placing the license plate
bracket on the fascia.
8. Install the license plate bracket with
screws.
9. Install the license plate with bolts that
are no longer than 0.55 in (14 mm).
WARNING
.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in
a cargo area inside the vehicle. In a
collision, people riding in these
areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
. Do not allow people to ride in any
area of vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and seat belts.
. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is
in a seat and using a seat belt
properly.
TERMS
It is important to familiarize yourself with
the following terms before loading your
vehicle:
. Curb Weight (actual weight of your
vehicle) - vehicle weight including:
standard and optional equipment,
fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire
assembly. This weight does not include
passengers and cargo.
. GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) - curb
weight plus the combined weight of
passengers and cargo.
. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) maximum total combined weight of the
unloaded vehicle, passengers, luggage,
hitch, trailer tongue load and any other
optional equipment. This information is
located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.
label.
. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) maximum weight (load) limit specified
for the front or rear axle. This information is located on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.
S.S. label.
. GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating)
- The maximum total weight rating of
the vehicle, passengers, cargo, and
trailer.
. Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit,
Total load capacity - maximum total
weight limit specified of the load
(passengers and cargo) for the vehicle.
This is the maximum combined weight
of occupants and cargo that can be
loaded into the vehicle. If the vehicle is
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used to tow a trailer, the trailer tongue
weight must be included as part of the
cargo load. This information is located
on the Tire and Loading Information
label.
. Cargo capacity - permissible weight of
cargo, the weight of total occupants
weight subtracted from the load limit.
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VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY
Do not exceed the load limit of your vehicle
shown as “The combined weight of occupants and cargo” on the Tire and Loading
Information label. Do not exceed the
number of occupants shown as “Seating
Capacity” on the Tire and Loading Information label.
To get “the combined weight of occupants
and cargo”, add the weight of all occupants, then add the total luggage weight.
Examples are shown in the illustration.
Steps for determining correct load
limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on
your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the avail-
able amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the XXX
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will
be five 150 lb. passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400 − 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs) or
(640 − 340 (5 x 70) = 300 kg.)
5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on
the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces
the available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.
sures. See the Tire and Loading Information label.
Before driving a loaded vehicle, confirm
that you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) for your vehicle.
(See “MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS” later in
this section.)
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collision, unsecured cargo could cause
personal injury.
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SECURING THE LOAD
There are tie down hooks located in the
cargo area as shown. The tie down hooks
can be used to secure cargo with ropes or
other types of straps.
Do not apply a total load of more than 22
lb. (98 N) to a single hook when securing
cargo.
WARNING
.
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Properly secure all cargo with ropes or
straps to help prevent it from sliding or
shifting. Do not place cargo higher than
the seatbacks. In a sudden stop or
.
The child restraint top tether strap may
be damaged by contact with items in the
cargo area. Secure any items in the
cargo area. Your child could be seriously
injured or killed in a collision if the top
tether strap is damaged.
.
Do not load your vehicle any heavier
than the GVWR or the maximum front
and rear GAWRs. If you do, parts of your
vehicle can break, tire damage could
occur, or it can change the way your
vehicle handles. This could result in loss
of control and cause personal injury.
LOADING TIPS
. The GVW must not exceed GVWR or
GAWR as specified on the F.M.V.S.S./C.
M.V.S.S. certification label.
. Do not load the front and rear axle to
the GAWR. Doing so will exceed the
GVWR.
WARNING
. Properly secure all cargo to help
prevent it from sliding or shifting.
Do not place cargo higher than the
seatbacks. In a sudden stop or
collision, unsecured cargo could
cause personal injury.
. Do not load your vehicle any heavier
than the GVWR or the maximum
front and rear GAWRs. If you do,
parts of your vehicle can break, tire
damage could occur, or it can
change the way your vehicle handles. This could result in loss of
control and cause personal injury.
. Overloading could not only shorten
the life of your vehicle and the tires,
but also could lead to hazardous
vehicle handling and long braking
distance. This may cause a premature tire malfunction, which could
result in a serious accident and
personal injury. Failures caused by
overloading are not covered by the
vehicle’s warranty.
MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS
Secure loose items to prevent weight shifts
that could affect the balance of your
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TOWING A TRAILER
vehicle. When the vehicle is loaded, drive
to a scale and weigh the front and the rear
wheels separately to determine axle loads.
Individual axle loads should not exceed
either of the gross axle weight ratings
(GAWR). The total of the axle loads should
not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR). These ratings are given on the
vehicle certification label. If weight ratings
are exceeded, move or remove items to
bring all weights below the ratings.
WARNING
Overloading or improper loading of a trailer
and its cargo can adversely affect vehicle
handling, braking and performance and may
lead to accidents.
An INFINITI Towing Guide (U.S. only) is
available on the website at www.infinitiusa.com. This guide includes information on
trailer towing capability and the special
equipment required for proper towing.
MAXIMUM LOAD LIMITS
Maximum trailer loads
CAUTION
.
.
Do not tow a trailer or haul a heavy load
for the first 500 miles (800 km). Your
engine, axle or other parts could be
damaged.
For the first 500 miles (800 km) that you
tow a trailer, do not drive over 50 MPH
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full
throttle. This helps the engine and other
parts of your vehicle wear in at the
heavier loads.
Never allow the total trailer load to exceed
the value specified in the “Towing Load/
Specification” chart. The total trailer load
equals trailer weight plus its cargo weight.
.
When towing a trailer load of 1,000 lbs
(454 kg) or more, trailers with a brake
system MUST be used.
The maximum GCWR (Gross Combined
Weight Rating) should not exceed the value
specified in the following “Towing Load/
Specification” chart.
Your new vehicle was designed to be used
primarily to carry passengers and cargo.
Remember that towing a trailer places
additional loads on your vehicle’s engine,
drivetrain, steering, braking and other
systems.
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towing. For example, towing a heavy trailer
in high outside temperatures on graded
roads can affect engine performance and
cause overheating. The transmission high
fluid temperature protection mode, which
helps reduce the chance of transmission
damage, could activate and automatically
decrease engine power. Vehicle speed may
decrease under high load. Plan your trip
carefully to account for trailer and vehicle
load, weather and road conditions.
CAUTION
Vehicle damage resulting from improper
towing procedures are not covered by
INFINITI warranties.
WARNING
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The GCWR equals the combined weight of
the towing vehicle (including passengers
and cargo) plus the total trailer load.
Towing loads greater than these or using
improper towing equipment could adversely affect vehicle handling, braking
and performance.
The ability of your vehicle to tow a trailer is
not only related to the maximum trailer
loads, but also the places you plan to tow.
Tow weights appropriate for level highway
driving may have to be reduced on very
steep grades or for low traction situations
(for example, on slippery boat ramps).
Overheating can result in reduced engine
power and vehicle speed. The reduced speed
may be lower than other traffic, which could
increase the chance of a collision. Be
especially careful when driving. Pull to the
side of the road to a safe area. Allow the
engine to cool and return to normal operation. See “IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS” in
the “6. In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
Temperature conditions can also affect
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Towing capacities are calculated assuming
a base vehicle with driver and any options
required to achieve the rating. Additional
passengers, cargo and/or optional equipment, such as the trailer hitch, will add
weight to the vehicle and reduce your
vehicle’s maximum towing capacity and
trailer tongue load.
The vehicle and trailer need to be weighed
to confirm the vehicle is within the GVWR,
Front GAWR, Rear GAWR, Gross Combined
Weight Rating (GCWR) and Towing capacity.
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Tongue load
When using a weight carrying or a weight
distributing hitch, keep the tongue load
between 10 to 15% of the total trailer load
within the maximum tongue load limits
shown in the following “Towing Load/
Specification” chart. If the tongue load
becomes excessive, rearrange cargo to
allow for proper tongue load.
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MAXIMUM GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT
(GVW)/MAXIMUM GROSS AXLE
WEIGHT (GAW)
The GVW of the towing vehicle must not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) shown on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.
certification label. The GVW equals the
combined weight of the unloaded vehicle,
passengers, luggage, hitch, trailer tongue
load and any other optional equipment. In
addition, front or rear GAW must not
exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) shown on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.
S. certification label.
All vehicle and trailer weights can be
measured using platform type scales commonly found at truck stops, highway weigh
stations, building supply centers or salvage yards.
To determine the available payload capacity for tongue load, use the following
procedure.
1. Locate the GVWR on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.
V.S.S. certification label.
2. Weigh your vehicle on the scale with all
of the passengers and cargo that are
normally in the vehicle when towing a
trailer.
3. Subtract the actual vehicle weight from
the GVWR. The remaining amount is the
available maximum tongue load.
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To determine the available towing capacity,
use the following procedure.
1. Find the GCWR for your vehicle on the
“Towing Load/Specification” chart
found later in this section.
2. Subtract the actual vehicle weight from
the GCWR. The remaining amount is the
available maximum towing capacity.
To determine the Gross Trailer Weight,
weigh your trailer on a scale with all
equipment and cargo, that are normally
in the trailer when it is towed. Make sure
the Gross trailer weight is not more than
the Gross Trailer Weight Rating shown on
the trailer and is not more than the
calculated available maximum towing capacity.
Also weigh the front and rear axles on the
scale to make sure the Front Gross Axle
Weight and Rear Gross Axle Weight are not
more than Front Gross Axle Weight and
Rear Gross Axle Weight on the F.M.V.S.S./C.
M.V.S.S. certification label. The cargo in the
trailer and vehicle may need to be moved
or removed to meet the specified ratings.
Example:
.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) as weighed
on a scale - including passengers,
cargo and hitch - 5,073 lb. (2,301 kg).
.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
from F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label - 5,301 lb. (2,404 kg).
.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
from “Towing Load/Specification” chart
- 7,355 lb. (3,336 kg).
.
Maximum Trailer towing capacity from
“Towing Load/Specification” chart 2,000 lb. (907 kg).
5,301 lb. (2,404 kg)
− 5,073 lb. (2,301 kg)
= 228 lb. (103 kg)
7,355 lb. (3,336 kg)
GVWR
GVW
Available for tongue
weight
The available towing capacity may be less
than the maximum towing capacity due to
the passenger and cargo load in the
vehicle.
Remember to keep trailer tongue weight
between 10 to 15% of the trailer weight. If
the tongue load becomes excessive, rearrange the cargo to obtain the proper
tongue load. Do not exceed the 10 to 15%
tongue weight specification even if the
calculated available tongue weight is
greater than 15%. If the calculated tongue
weight is less than 10%, reduce the total
trailer weight to match the available
tongue weight.
Always verify that available capacities are
within the required ratings.
GCWR
− 5,073 lb. (2,301 kg)
GVW
Capacity available for
= 2,282 lb. (1,035 kg)
towing
228 lb. (103 kg) /
2,282 lb. (1,035 kg)
Available tongue
weight
Available capacity
= 10 % tongue weight
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TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION
TOWING SAFETY
Trailer hitch
TOWING LOAD/SPECIFICATION CHART
Unit: lb (kg)
VQ35HR
VK50VE
Two-Wheel Drive
(2WD) model
All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) model
All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) model
MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT*1
—
2,000 (907)
3,500 (1,588)
MAXIMUM TONGUE LOAD
—
200 (91)
350 (159)
GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT
RATING
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT*2
—
7,355 (3,336)*3
9,109 (4,128)*3
8,825 (4,003)*4
9,098 (4,127)*4
Sway Control Device (SCD)
Choose a proper hitch for your vehicle and
trailer. A genuine INFINITI trailer hitch is
available from an INFINITI dealer. Make
sure the trailer hitch is securely attached to
the vehicle to help avoid personal injury or
property damage due to sway caused by
crosswinds, rough road surfaces or passing trucks.
WARNING
Trailer hitch components have specific
weight ratings. Your vehicle may be capable
of towing a trailer heavier than the weight
rating of the hitch components. Never
exceed the weight rating of the hitch
components. Doing so can cause serious
personal injury or property damage.
1: All towing above 1,000 lb (454 kg) requires the use of trailer brakes. INFINITI recommends the use
of a tandem axle trailer whenever towing above 3,000 lb (1,361 kg).
2: A sway control device is recommended for all towing above 2,000 lb (907 kg). Sway control
devices are not offered by INFINITI. See a professional trailer/hitch outlet for a properly designed
sway control device for your trailer.
3: For US
4: For Canada
Hitch ball
Choose a hitch ball of the proper size and
weight rating for your trailer:
.
The required hitch ball size is stamped
on most trailer couplers. Most hitch
balls also have the size printed on top
of the ball.
.
Choose the proper class hitch ball
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.
.
based on the trailer weight.
Class II hitch
The diameter of the threaded shank of
the hitch ball must be matched to the
ball mount hole diameter. The hitch ball
shank should be no more than 1/16@
smaller than the hole in the ball mount.
Class II trailer hitch equipment (receiver,
ball mount and hitch ball) can be used to
tow trailers of a maximum weight of 3,500
lb (1,588 kg).
The threaded shank of the hitch ball
must be long enough to be properly
secured to the ball mount. There should
be at least 2 threads showing beyond
the lock washer and nut.
CAUTION
.
Sway control device
Sudden maneuvers, wind gusts and buffeting caused by other vehicles can affect
trailer handling. Sway control devices may
be used to help control these affects. If you
choose to use one, contact a reputable
trailer hitch supplier to make sure the sway
control device will work with the vehicle,
hitch, trailer and the trailer’s brake system.
Follow the instructions provided by the
manufacturer for installing and using the
sway control device.
Class I hitch
Class I trailer hitch equipment (receiver,
ball mount and hitch ball) can be used to
tow trailers of a maximum weight of 2,000
lb (907 kg).
ment.
Special hitches which include frame
reinforcements are required for towing
above 2,000 lb (907 kg). Suitable
genuine INFINITI hitches for pickup
trucks and sport utility vehicles are
available at an INFINITI dealer.
.
The hitch should not be attached to or
affect the operation of the impactabsorbing bumper.
.
Do not use axle-mounted hitches.
.
Do not modify the vehicle exhaust
system, brake system, etc. to install a
trailer hitch.
.
To reduce the possibility of additional
damage if your vehicle is struck from the
rear, where practical, remove the hitch
and/or receiver when not in use. After
the hitch is removed, seal the bolt holes
to prevent exhaust fumes, water or dust
from entering the passenger compart-
.
Regularly check that all trailer hitch
mounting bolts are securely mounted.
Tire pressures
. When towing a trailer, inflate the
vehicle tires to the recommended cold
tire pressure indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information label.
. Trailer tire condition, size, load rating
and proper inflation pressure should be
in accordance with the trailer and tire
manufacturers’ specifications.
Safety chains
Always use a suitable chain between your
vehicle and the trailer. The safety chains
should be crossed and should be attached
to the hitch, not to the vehicle bumper or
axle. The safety chains can be attached to
the bumper if the hitch ball is mounted to
the bumper. Be sure to leave enough slack
in the chains to permit turning corners.
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Trailer lights
form to all federal, state or local
regulations. If not, install any mirrors
required for towing before driving the
vehicle.
WARNING
CAUTION
When splicing into the vehicle electrical
system, a commercially available powertype module/converter must be used to
provide power for all trailer lighting. This
unit uses the vehicle battery as a direct
power source for all trailer lights while
using the vehicle tail light, stoplight and
turn signal circuits as a signal source. The
module/converter must draw no more than
15 milliamps from the stop and tail lamp
circuits. Using a module/converter that
exceeds these power requirements may
damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
See a reputable trailer dealer to obtain the
proper equipment and to have it installed.
Never connect a trailer brake system directly
to the vehicle brake system.
.
Be certain your vehicle maintains a
level position when a loaded or unloaded trailer is hitched. Do not drive
the vehicle if it has an abnormal noseup or nose-down condition; check for
improper tongue load, overload, worn
suspension or other possible causes of
either condition.
.
Always secure items in the trailer to
prevent load shift while driving.
.
Keep the cargo load as low as possible
in the trailer to keep the trailer center of
gravity low.
Trailer lights should comply with federal
and/or local regulations. For assistance in
hooking up trailer lights, contact an
INFINITI dealer or reputable trailer dealer.
.
Trailer brakes
.
If your trailer is equipped with a braking
system, make sure it conforms to federal
and/or local regulations and that it is
properly installed.
.
Pre-towing tips
.
Load the trailer so approximately 60%
of the trailer load is in the front half and
40% is in the back half. Also make sure
the load is balanced side to side.
Check your hitch, trailer tire pressure,
vehicle tire pressure, trailer light operation, and trailer wheel lug nuts every
time you attach a trailer to the vehicle.
Be certain your rearview mirrors con-
Determine the overall height of the
vehicle and trailer so the required
clearance is known.
Trailer towing tips
In order to gain skill and an understanding
of the vehicle’s behavior, you should
practice turning, stopping and backing up
in an area which is free from traffic.
Steering stability, and braking performance will be somewhat different than
under normal driving conditions.
.
Always secure items in the trailer to
prevent load shift while driving.
.
Lock the trailer hitch coupler with a pin
or lock to prevent the coupler from
inadvertently becoming unlatched.
.
Avoid abrupt starts, acceleration or
stops.
.
Avoid sharp turns or lane changes.
.
Always drive your vehicle at a moderate
speed. Some states or provinces have
specific speed limits for vehicles that
are towing trailers. Obey the local
speed limits.
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.
When backing up, hold the bottom of
the steering wheel with one hand.
Move your hand in the direction in
which you want the trailer to go. Make
small corrections and back up slowly. If
possible, have someone guide you
when you are backing up.
Always block the wheels on both vehicle
and trailer when parking. Parking on a
slope is not recommended; however, if you
must do so:
CAUTION
To drive away:
2. Have someone place blocks on the
downhill side of the vehicle and trailer
wheels.
2. Start the engine.
Have your vehicle serviced more often
than at intervals specified in the
recommended maintenance schedule
in the INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide.
.
When making a turn, your trailer
wheels will be closer to the inside of
the turn than your vehicle wheels. To
compensate for this, make a larger than
normal turning radius during the turn.
.
Crosswinds and rough roads will adversely affect vehicle/trailer handling,
possibly causing vehicle sway. When
being passed by larger vehicles, be
prepared for possible changes in crosswinds that could affect vehicle handling. If swaying does occur, firmly grip
the steering wheel, steer straight
ahead, and immediately (but gradually)
reduce vehicle speed. This combination
will help stabilize the vehicle. Never
increase speed.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Drive slowly until the vehicle and trailer
are clear from the blocks.
6. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
7. Have someone retrieve and store the
blocks.
.
When going down a hill, shift into a
lower gear and use the engine braking
effect. When going up a long grade,
downshift the transmission to a lower
gear and reduce speed to reduce
chances of engine overloading and/or
overheating.
.
If the engine coolant rises to an
extremely high temperature when the
air conditioning system is on, turn off
the air conditioner. Coolant heat can be
additionally vented by opening the
windows, switching the fan control to
high and setting the temperature control to the HOT position.
4. Apply the parking brake.
6. Turn off the engine.
.
3. Shift the transmission into gear.
3. After the wheel blocks are in place,
slowly release the brake pedal until the
blocks absorb the vehicle load.
5. Shift the transmission into P (Park).
Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500
miles (800 km).
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
If you move the shift selector lever to the P
(Park) position before blocking the wheels
and applying the parking brake, transmission damage could occur.
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
.
.
Trailer towing requires more fuel than
normal circumstances.
Do the following if the trailer begins to
sway:
1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
to allow the vehicle to coast and steer
as straight ahead as the road conditions allow. This combination will help
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stabilize the vehicle.
.
— Do not correct trailer sway by
steering or applying the brakes.
Do not use cruise control while towing
a trailer.
.
Some states or provinces have specific
regulations and speed limits for vehicles that are towing trailers. Obey the
local speed limits.
2. When the trailer sway stops, gently
apply the brakes and pull to the side of
the road in a safe area.
3. Try to rearrange the trailer load so it is
balanced as described earlier in this
section.
.
.
.
.
Be careful when passing other vehicles.
Passing while towing a trailer requires
considerably more distance than normal passing. Remember the length of
the trailer must also pass the other
vehicle before you can safely change
lanes.
Down shift the transmission to a lower
gear for engine braking when driving
down steep or long hills. This will help
slow the vehicle without applying the
brakes.
Avoid holding the brake pedal down
too long or too frequently. This could
cause the brakes to overheat, resulting
in reduced braking efficiency.
Increase your following distance to
allow for greater stopping distances
while towing a trailer. Anticipate stops
and brake gradually.
.
Check your hitch, trailer wiring harness
connections, and trailer wheel lug nuts
after 50 miles (80 km) of travel and at
every break.
.
When stopped in traffic for long periods
of time in hot weather, put the vehicle
in the P (Park) position.
.
When launching a boat, don’t allow the
water level to go over the exhaust tail
pipe or rear bumper.
.
Make sure you disconnect the trailer
lights before backing the trailer into the
water or the trailer lights may burn out.
When towing a trailer, the transmission
fluid should be changed more frequently.
For additional information, see the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section
earlier in this manual.
FLAT TOWING
Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on
the ground is sometimes called flat towing.
This method is sometimes used when
towing a vehicle behind a recreational
vehicle, such as a motor home.
CAUTION
.
Failure to follow these guidelines can
result in severe transmission damage.
.
Whenever flat towing your vehicle, always tow forward, never backward.
.
DO NOT tow any automatic transmission
vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground (flat towing). Doing so WILL
DAMAGE internal transmission parts
due to lack of transmission lubrication.
.
DO NOT tow an All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
vehicle with any of the wheels on the
ground. Doing so may cause serious and
expensive damage to the powertrain.
.
For emergency towing procedures refer
t o “ T O W I N G R E CO M M E N D E D B Y
INFINITI” in the “6. In case of emergency” section of this manual.
Automatic transmission
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models:
Do not tow an AWD vehicle with any of the
wheels on the ground.
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Black plate (476,1)
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models:
To tow a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission, an appropriate vehicle
dolly MUST be placed under the towed
vehicle’s drive wheels. Always follow the
dolly manufacturer’s recommendations
when using their product.
DOT (Department Of Transportation) Quality Grades: All passenger car tires must
conform to federal safety requirements in
addition to these grades.
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
TREADWEAR
The treadwear grade is a comparative
rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
TRACTION AA, A, B AND C
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those grades
represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
TEMPERATURE A, B AND C
The temperature grades A (the highest), B,
and C, representing the tire’s resistance to
the generation of heat and its ability to
dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high
temperature can cause the material of the
tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a
level of performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by law.
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WARNING
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive
speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading,
either separately or in combination, can
cause heat build-up and possible tire failure.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (US only)
Your INFINITI is covered by the following
emission warranties.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause
injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to
notifying INFINITI.
For US:
.
Emission Defects Warranty
.
Emissions Performance Warranty (See
Warranty Information Booklet for details.)
For Canada:
Emission Control System Warranty
Details of these warranties may be found
with other vehicle warranties in your
Warranty Information Booklet (Warranty
and Roadside Assistance Information (Canada only)) that comes with your INFINITI. If
you did not receive a Warranty Information
Booklet (Warranty and Roadside Assistance Information (Canada only)), or it
has become lost, you may obtain a
replacement by writing to:
.
.
INFINITI Division
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario,
L4W 4Z5
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it 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 INFINITI.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.
safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator,
NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington DC 20590. You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle safety
from http://www.safercar.gov.
You may notify INFINITI by contacting our
Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free, at
1-800-662-6200.
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Black plate (478,1)
READINESS FOR INSPECTION/
MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST (US only)
A vehicle equipped with All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) should never be tested using a two
wheel dynamometer (such as the dynamometers used by some states for emissions
testing), or similar equipment. Make sure
you inform test facility personnel that your
vehicle is equipped with AWD before it is
placed on a dynamometer. Using the
wrong test equipment may result in transmission damage or unexpected vehicle
movement which could result in serious
vehicle damage or personal injury.
Due to legal requirements in some states/
areas, your vehicle may be required to be
in what is called the “ready condition” for
an Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test of
the emission control system.
The vehicle is set to the “ready condition”
when it is driven through certain driving
patterns. Usually, the “ready condition”
can be obtained by ordinary usage of the
vehicle.
If a powertrain system component is
repaired or the battery is disconnected,
the vehicle may be reset to a “not ready
condition”. Before taking the I/M test,
check the vehicle’s inspection/maintenance test readiness condition. Push the
ignition switch to the ON position without
starting the engine. If the Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL) comes on steady for
20 seconds and then blinks for 10
seconds, the I/M test condition is “not
ready”. If the MIL does not blink after 20
seconds, the I/M test condition is “ready”.
If the MIL indicates the vehicle is in a “not
ready” condition, drive the vehicle through
the following pattern to set the vehicle to
the “ready condition”. If you cannot or do
not want to perform the driving pattern, an
INFINITI dealer can conduct it for you.
WARNING
Always drive the vehicle in a safe and
prudent manner according to traffic conditions and obey all traffic laws.
1. Start the engine. Allow the engine to
idle until the engine coolant temperature gauge needle points between the C
and H (normal operating temperature).
running.
5. Accelerate the vehicle to 35 MPH (55
km/h) and maintain the speed for 20
seconds.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 at least 10 times.
7. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h) and maintain the speed for at
least 3 minutes.
8. Stop the vehicle. Place the automatic
transmission selector lever in the P
(Park) or N (Neutral) position.
9. Turn the engine off.
10. Repeat steps 1 through 8 at least one
more time.
If step 1 through 7 is interrupted, repeat
the preceding step. Any safe driving mode
is acceptable between steps. Do not stop
the engine until step 7 is completed.
2. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h), then quickly release the accelerator pedal completely and keep it
released for at least 10 seconds.
3. Quickly depress the accelerator pedal
for a moment, then drive the vehicle at
a speed of 53 to 60 MPH (86 to 96
km/h) for at least 9 minutes.
4. Stop the vehicle. Leave the engine
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OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL
ORDER INFORMATION
EVENT DATA RECORDERS (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data
Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an
EDR is to record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an air bag
deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data
that will assist in understanding how a
vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is
designed to record data related to vehicle
dynamics and safety systems for a short
period of time, typically 30 seconds or
less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
.
How various systems in your vehicle
were operating;
.
Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;
.
How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/or
brake pedal; and,
.
How fast the vehicle was traveling.
.
Sounds are not recorded.
These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your
vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR
under normal driving conditions and no
personal data (e.g. name, gender, age and
crash location) are recorded. However,
other parties, such as law enforcement,
could combine the EDR data with the type
of personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special
equipment is required and access to the
vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to
the vehicle manufacturer and INFINITI dealer, other parties, such as law enforcement,
that have the special equipment, can read
the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR. EDR data will only be
accessed with the consent of the vehicle
owner or lessee or as otherwise required or
permitted by law.
A genuine INFINITI Service Manual is the
best source of service and repair information for your vehicle. Filled with wiring
diagrams, illustrations and step-by-step
diagnostic and adjustment procedures,
this manual is the same one used by the
factory trained technicians working at an
INFINITI dealer. Also available are genuine
INFINITI Owner’s Manuals, and genuine
INFINITI Service and Owner’s Manuals for
older INFINITI models.
In the USA:
For current pricing and availability of
genuine INFINITI Service Manuals for the
2000 model year and later, contact:
Tweddle Litho Company
1-800-450-9491
www.nissan-techinfo.com/infiniti
For current pricing and availability of
genuine INFINITI Service Manuals for the
1999 model year and prior, see an INFINITI
dealer, or contact:
Resolve Corporation
20770 Westwood Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149
1-800-247-5321
For current pricing and availability of
genuine INFINITI Owner’s Manuals for this
model year and prior, see an INFINITI
dealer, or contact:
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Model "S51-D" EDITED: 2008/ 3/ 26
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Resolve Corporation
20770 Westwood Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149
1-800-247-5321
In Canada:
To purchase a copy of a genuine INFINITI
Service Manual or Owner’s Manual please
contact an INFINITI dealer. For the phone
number and location of an INFINITI dealer
in your area call the INFINITI Satisfaction
Center at 1-800-361-4792 and a bilingual
INFINITI representative will assist you.
Also available are genuine INFINITI Service
and Owner’s Manuals for older INFINITI
models.
IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION
Unfortunately, accidents do occur. In this
unlikely event, there is some important
information you should know. Many insurance companies routinely authorize the
use of non-genuine collision parts in order
to cut costs, among other reasons.
Insist on the use of Genuine
INFINITI Collision Parts!
If you want your vehicle to be restored
using parts made to INFINITI’s original
exacting specifications — if you want to
help it to last and hold its resale value, the
solution is simple. Tell your insurance
agent and your repair shop to only use
Genuine INFINITI Collision Parts. INFINITI
does not warrant non-INFINITI parts, nor
does INFINITI’s warranty apply to damage
caused by a non-genuine part.
Using Genuine INFINITI Parts can help
protect your personal safety, preserve your
warranty protection and maintain the
resale value of your vehicle. And if your
vehicle was leased, using Genuine INFINITI
Parts may prevent or limit unnecessary
excess wear and tear expenses at the end
of your lease.
yourself.
It’s your right!
If you should need further information visit
us at:
www.infiniti.com (for U.S. customers) or
www.infiniti.ca (for Canadian customers)
INFINITI designs its hoods with crumple
zones to minimize the risk that the hood
will penetrate the windshield of your
vehicle in an accident. Non-genuine (imitation) parts may not provide such built in
safeguards. Also, non-genuine parts often
show premature wear, rust and corrosion.
Why should you take a chance?
In over 40 states, the law says you must be
advised if non-genuine parts are used to
repair your vehicle. And some states have
enacted laws that restrict insurance companies from authorizing the use of nongenuine collision parts during the new
vehicle warranty. These laws help protect
you, so you can take action to protect
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10 Index
A
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).................... 5-76
Adaptive front lighting system (AFS) .............. 2-39
Advanced air bag system. .......................... 1-43
Aiming control
Adaptive front lighting system (AFS) .......... 2-39
Headlights ....................................... 2-39
Air bag system
Advanced air bag system. ...................... 1-43
Front passenger air bag and status light ..... 1-45
Front-seat mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag system .................. 1-48
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag system......... 1-48
Air bag warning labels ............................. 1-51
Air bag warning light ........................ 1-51, 2-18
Air cleaner housing filter ........................... 8-20
Air conditioner
Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS)..... 4-41
Air conditioner service.......................... 4-43
Air conditioner specification label ............. 9-13
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations ............... 4-43, 9-7
Automatic climate control ............... 4-38, 4-39
In-cabin microfilter.............................. 4-42
Operation (See automatic climate
control) ................................... 4-38, 4-39
Alarm, How to stop alarm
(see vehicle security system) ...................... 2-32
Alcohol, drugs and driving .......................... 5-7
All-wheel drive (AWD)............................... 5-69
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light ............... 2-13
Antenna.............................................. 4-71
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).................... 5-76
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light .... 2-13
Appearance care
Exterior appearance care ........................ 7-2
Interior appearance care ........................ 7-4
Armrest ............................................... 1-8
Around view monitor ............................... 4-26
Audible reminders .................................. 2-21
Audio operation precautions ....................... 4-43
Audio system........................................ 4-43
Steering wheel audio controls ................. 4-69
Autolight system .................................... 2-37
Automatic
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ............ 8-14
Climate control ........................... 4-38, 4-39
Door unlock mechanism ......................... 3-6
Drive positioner ................................. 3-24
Driving with automatic transmission .......... 5-13
Seat positioner .................................. 3-24
AUX button .......................................... 4-19
Average fuel consumption and speed ............. 2-28
Avoiding collision and rollover...................... 5-5
B
Back door (See lift gate) ........................... 3-16
Battery ............................................... 8-16
Battery saver system ........................... 2-38
Intelligent Key ................................... 8-25
Variable voltage control system ............... 8-18
Before starting the engine ......................... 5-12
Belts (See drive belts) .............................. 8-18
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
(models with navigation system) .................. 4-85
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system (models
without navigation system) ........................ 4-96
Booster seats........................................ 1-33
Brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)................ 5-76
Brake fluid................................ 8-15, 8-15
Brake system .................................... 5-73
Parking brake operation........................ 5-17
Warning light .................................... 2-14
Break-in schedule ................................... 5-68
Brightness control and display ON/OFF button.... 4-8
Brightness control, Instrument panel ............. 2-41
Bulb check/instrument panel ...................... 2-12
Bulb replacement ................................... 8-27
C
Cabin air filter ....................................... 4-42
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants ..... 9-2
Car phone or CB radio.............................. 4-84
Card holder .......................................... 2-53
Cargo (See vehicle loading information) .......... 2-54
Cargo cover.......................................... 2-55
Cargo light........................................... 2-65
Cargo net ............................................ 2-54
Catalytic converter, Three way catalyst............. 5-2
CD/CF care and cleaning ........................... 4-68
Center multi-function control panel ................ 4-2
Child restraints...................................... 1-18
Booster seats.................................... 1-33
Installation using LATCH........................ 1-23
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Installation using the seat belts ............... 1-27
LATCH system ................................... 1-20
Precautions on child restraints ................ 1-18
Top tether strap ................................. 1-22
Child safety.......................................... 1-11
Child safety rear door lock .......................... 3-6
Chimes
Audible reminders .............................. 2-21
Seat belt warning light and chime ............ 2-17
Circuit breaker, Fusible link ........................ 8-24
Cleaning exterior and interior .................. 7-2, 7-4
Climate control, Automatic climate
control ........................................ 4-38, 4-39
Clock ................................................. 2-48
Coat hooks .......................................... 2-53
Cockpit................................................ 2-2
Cold weather driving................................ 5-79
Command
(See Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System) .... 4-101
Command
(See INFINITI voice recognition system) ... 4-12, 4-116
Compact Disc (CD) player/changer ................ 4-55
Compact spare tire.................................. 8-40
CompactFlash (CF) player (See audio system) .... 4-57
Compass .............................................. 2-9
Console box ......................................... 2-52
Continuous Damping Control ...................... 5-72
Controller, Center multi-function control panel .... 4-4
Controls
Control panel button (display) .................. 4-2
Heater and air conditioner controls
(See automatic climate control)......... 4-38, 4-39
Coolant
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants ......................................... 9-2
Changing engine coolant ....................... 8-10
Checking engine coolant level .................. 8-9
Corrosion protection ................................. 7-5
Cover, Cargo cover .................................. 2-55
Cruise control ....................................... 5-25
Cruise control, Fixed speed cruise control
(on ICC system) ..................................... 5-46
Cup holders ......................................... 2-50
Current fuel consumption .......................... 2-28
D
Daytime running light system...................... 2-39
Defroster switch, Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch ............................. 2-36
Dimensions .......................................... 9-10
Display cleaning ..................................... 4-5
Display controls
(See center multi-function control panel) .......... 4-2
Distance Control Assist (DCA) system ............. 5-50
Distance to empty .................................. 2-28
Dot matrix liquid crystal display................... 2-22
Drive belts ........................................... 8-18
Drive positioner ..................................... 3-24
Driving
All-wheel drive (AWD)........................... 5-69
Cold weather driving............................ 5-79
Driving with automatic transmission .......... 5-13
On-pavement and off-road driving.............. 5-5
Precautions when starting and driving ......... 5-2
Safety precautions ............................... 5-7
DVD player, INFINITI mobile entertainment
system ............................................... 4-72
E
Economy, Fuel ....................................... 5-68
Elapsed time ........................................ 2-28
Elapsed time and trip odometer ................... 2-28
Emission control information label ................ 9-12
Emission control system warranty ................. 9-29
Engine
Before starting the engine ..................... 5-12
Break-in schedule ............................... 5-68
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants ......................................... 9-2
Changing engine coolant ....................... 8-10
Changing engine oil and filter ................. 8-11
Checking engine coolant level .................. 8-9
Checking engine oil level....................... 8-11
Coolant temperature gauge ..................... 2-7
Engine block heater............................. 5-80
Engine compartment check locations .......... 8-6
Engine cooling system........................... 8-9
Engine oil ........................................ 8-10
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation ...... 9-6
Engine oil replacement indicator .............. 2-26
Engine oil viscosity .............................. 9-6
Engine serial number ........................... 9-12
Engine specifications ............................ 9-8
If your vehicle overheats ....................... 6-10
Starting the engine ............................. 5-12
Entry/exit function, Automatic drive
positioner............................................ 3-24
Event Data Recorders (EDR) ........................ 9-31
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) .................... 5-2
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F
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label ........... 9-12
Filter
Air cleaner housing filter ....................... 8-20
Changing engine oil and filter ................. 8-11
Flashers (See hazard warning flasher switch) .... 2-42
Flat tire ............................................... 6-2
Flat towing........................................... 9-27
Floor mat cleaning ................................... 7-4
Fluid
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ............ 8-14
Brake fluid....................................... 8-15
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants ......................................... 9-2
Engine coolant ................................... 8-9
Engine oil ........................................ 8-10
Power steering fluid ............................ 8-14
Window washer fluid ........................... 8-15
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer .............................................. 4-53
Fog light switch ..................................... 2-42
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system.......... 5-61
Front passenger air bag and status light ......... 1-45
Front power seat adjustment ....................... 1-2
Front seat adjustment ............................... 1-2
Front-seat active head restraints ................... 1-7
Fuel
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants ......................................... 9-2
Fuel economy. ................................... 5-68
Fuel economy information (display) ............ 4-9
Fuel octane rating................................ 9-4
Fuel recommendation............................ 9-4
Fuel-filler cap.................................... 3-18
Fuel-filler door................................... 3-18
Gauge ............................................. 2-8
Fuses................................................. 8-23
Fusible links ......................................... 8-24
G
Garage door opener, HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver .......................................... 2-65
Gas cap .............................................. 3-18
Gauge ................................................. 2-5
Engine coolant temperature gauge ............. 2-7
Fuel gauge........................................ 2-8
Odometer ......................................... 2-6
Speedometer ..................................... 2-6
Tachometer ....................................... 2-7
Trip computer ................................... 2-28
General maintenance ................................ 8-2
Glove box ............................................ 2-52
H
Hands-free phone system, Bluetooth®
(with navigation system) ........................... 4-85
Hands-free phone system, Bluetooth®
(without navigation system)........................ 4-96
Hazard warning flasher switch..................... 2-42
Head restraints....................................... 1-6
Headlights
Aiming control................................... 2-39
Aiming control (See adaptive front lighting
system (AFS)) .................................... 2-39
Bulb replacement ............................... 8-28
Headlight switch ................................ 2-37
Xenon headlights ............................... 2-36
Headphones (See INFINITI mobile
entertainment system)....................... 4-75, 4-83
Heater
Automatic climate control ............... 4-38, 4-39
Engine block heater............................. 5-80
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver .................. 2-65
Hood release ........................................ 3-16
Hook
Coat hooks ...................................... 2-53
Luggage hook ................................... 2-54
Horn.................................................. 2-43
I
Ignition switch
(Push-button) ..................................... 5-9
Automatic transmission models ............... 5-13
Immobilizer system ................................. 2-32
In-cabin microfilter.................................. 4-42
Indicator lights ...................................... 2-18
Indicator, Dot matrix display ....................... 2-22
INFINITI mobile entertainment system (MES) ..... 4-72
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System............... 2-32
INFINITI voice recognition system................ 4-111
INFO button........................................... 4-8
Inside mirror ........................................ 3-21
Inspection/maintenance (I/M) test ................ 9-30
Instrument brightness control ..................... 2-41
Instrument panel..................................... 2-4
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system .............. 5-64
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
warning light ........................................ 2-15
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system (Full
Speed Range) ....................................... 5-27
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Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system,
Preview function .................................... 5-49
Intelligent key ........................................ 3-2
Intelligent Key battery discharge indicator. ....... 2-25
Intelligent Key insertion indicator ................. 2-24
Intelligent Key removal indicator .................. 2-24
Intelligent Key system ............................... 3-6
Battery replacement ............................ 8-25
Key operating range ............................. 3-8
Key operation .................................... 3-9
Warning light .................................... 2-15
Warning signals ................................. 3-11
Intelligent Key warning light ....................... 2-15
Interior light control switch ........................ 2-63
Interior light replacement .......................... 8-29
Interior lights ........................................ 2-63
iPod® player operation ............................. 4-59
ISOFIX child restraint ............................... 1-20
J
Jump starting ......................................... 6-7
K
Keyless entry
(See remote keyless entry system) ................ 3-13
Keys................................................... 3-2
Keys, For Intelligent Key system .................... 3-6
L
Labels
Air bag warning labels ......................... 1-51
Air conditioner specification label ............. 9-13
Emission control information label ............ 9-12
Engine serial number ........................... 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label ....... 9-12
Tire and Loading Information label ..... 8-32, 9-13
Vehicle identification number (VIN)............ 9-11
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) ON indicator
light .................................................. 2-19
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system ......... 5-21
Lane departure warning (LDW) switch............. 2-44
Lane departure warning (LDW) system ............ 5-19
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system/Lane
Departure Prevention (LDP) system................ 5-18
Lane departure warning light ...................... 2-15
LATCH system ....................................... 1-20
License plate, Installing front license plate....... 9-14
Lift gate .............................................. 3-16
Light
Air bag warning light ........................... 1-51
Bulb replacement ............................... 8-27
Cargo light....................................... 2-65
Fog light switch ................................. 2-42
Headlight switch ................................ 2-37
Headlights bulb replacement .................. 8-28
Indicator lights .................................. 2-18
Interior light control switch .................... 2-63
Interior lights .................................... 2-63
Map lights ....................................... 2-63
Personal lights .................................. 2-63
Replacement..................................... 8-27
Vanity mirror lights ............................. 2-64
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders........................................ 2-13
Xenon headlights ............................... 2-36
Lights, Exterior and interior light replacement ... 8-29
Loading information
(See vehicle loading information). ................. 9-15
Lock
Automatic door unlock mechanism ............. 3-6
Door locks ........................................ 3-4
Glove box lock .................................. 2-52
Lift gate lock .................................... 3-16
Power door lock.................................. 3-4
Vehicle speed sensing door lock
mechanism ....................................... 3-5
Low tire pressure warning light.................... 2-16
Low tire pressure warning system (See tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)) ............... 5-3
Luggage hooks ...................................... 2-54
M
Maintenance
Battery ........................................... 8-16
General maintenance ............................ 8-2
Indicators for maintenance (dot matrix)....... 2-26
Inside the vehicle ................................ 8-3
Maintenance information (display) ............ 4-10
Maintenance precautions........................ 8-5
Maintenance requirements ...................... 8-2
Outside the vehicle .............................. 8-2
Seat belt maintenance.......................... 1-17
Malfunction indicator light (MIL)................... 2-19
Map lights ........................................... 2-63
Master warning light................................ 2-17
Mechanical key (Intelligent Key system) ........... 3-3
Memory storage, Automatic drive positioner ..... 3-26
Meter, Trip computer ............................... 2-28
Meters and gauges .................................. 2-5
Meters and gauges, Instrument brightness
control ............................................... 2-41
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Mirror
Inside mirror .................................... 3-21
Outside mirrors ................................. 3-23
Vanity mirror .................................... 3-24
Mobile entertainment system (MES)............... 4-72
Monitor, Rearview monitor ......................... 4-20
Moonroof ............................................ 2-60
Music box hard drive ............................... 4-60
N
Net, Cargo net....................................... 2-54
New vehicle break-in ............................... 5-68
No key warning ..................................... 2-24
O
Odometer ............................................. 2-6
Oil
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants ......................................... 9-2
Changing engine oil and filter ................. 8-11
Checking engine oil level....................... 8-11
Engine oil ........................................ 8-10
Engine oil viscosity .............................. 9-6
Oil filter replacement indicator ................ 2-26
Operation, Indicators for operation
(dot matrix) .......................................... 2-24
Outside air temperature ............................ 2-29
Outside mirrors ..................................... 3-23
Overheat, If your vehicle overheats ............... 6-10
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information .......................................... 9-31
P
R
Panic alarm.......................................... 3-14
Parking
Brake break-in................................... 5-73
Parking brake operation........................ 5-17
Parking on hills ................................. 5-71
Personal lights ...................................... 2-63
Phone, Car phone or CB radio ..................... 4-84
Power
Front seat adjustment ........................... 1-2
Power door lock.................................. 3-4
Power outlet ..................................... 2-49
Power steering fluid ............................ 8-14
Power steering system ......................... 5-72
Power windows ................................. 2-58
Pre-crash seat belts with comfort function ....... 1-12
Precautions
Audio operation ................................. 4-43
Braking precautions ............................ 5-73
Child restraints.................................. 1-18
Cruise control ................................... 5-25
Driving safety..................................... 5-7
Maintenance...................................... 8-5
On-pavement and off-road driving.............. 5-5
Seat belt usage .................................. 1-8
Supplemental restraint system ................ 1-37
When starting and driving ...................... 5-2
Preview function .................................... 5-74
Preview function
(for Intelligent cruise control system) ............. 5-49
Preview Function warning light .................... 2-17
Push starting ......................................... 6-9
Push-button ignition switch ......................... 5-9
Radio.......................................... 4-43, 4-69
Car phone or CB radio.......................... 4-84
FM-AM radio with Compact Disc (CD)
changer .......................................... 4-53
Rain-sensing auto wiper system ................... 2-34
Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M)
test (US only)........................................ 9-30
Rear Active Steer system ........................... 5-78
Rear Active Steer warning light .................... 2-17
Rear center seat belt ............................... 1-17
Rear door lock, Child safety rear door lock ........ 3-6
Rear power point.................................... 2-49
Rear seat belt comfort guide....................... 1-16
Rear seats ............................................ 1-5
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch ................................................ 2-36
Rear window wiper blades ......................... 8-22
Rearview monitor ................................... 4-20
Recorders, Event data .............................. 9-31
Registering your vehicle in another country ...... 9-10
Remote controller (DVD) ............................ 4-82
Remote keyless entry system ...................... 3-13
Reporting safety defects (US only) ................ 9-29
Roadside assistance program....................... 6-2
Rollover ............................................... 5-5
Roof
Moonroof ........................................ 2-61
Roof rack ........................................ 2-57
S
Safety
Child seat belts ................................. 1-11
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Reporting safety defects (US only) ............ 9-29
Towing safety.................................... 9-23
Satellite radio operation............................ 4-54
Seat adjustment
Front power seat adjustment ................... 1-2
Front seats ....................................... 1-2
Seat belt(s)
Child safety...................................... 1-11
Infants ........................................... 1-11
Injured persons ................................. 1-12
Larger children .................................. 1-11
Pre-crash seat belts with comfort function ... 1-12
Precautions on seat belt usage ................. 1-8
Pregnant women ................................ 1-12
Rear center seat belt ........................... 1-17
Seat belt cleaning ............................... 7-5
Seat belt extenders ............................. 1-17
Seat belt maintenance.......................... 1-17
Seat belt warning light and chime ............ 2-17
Seat belts......................................... 1-8
Seat belts with pretensioners.................. 1-50
Shoulder belt height adjustment .............. 1-15
Small children................................... 1-11
Three-point type. ................................ 1-13
Seat synchronization function ..................... 3-25
Seat(s)
Climate controlled seats........................ 2-43
Driver-side memory ............................. 3-24
Seats .............................................. 1-2
Security system
(INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System), Engine
start .................................................. 2-32
Security system, Vehicle security system ......... 2-30
Selector lever, Shift lock release .................. 5-17
Servicing air conditioner
(See automatic climate control)............. 4-38, 4-39
Servicing climate control ........................... 4-43
SETTING button ..................................... 4-13
Shift lock release, Transmission ................... 5-17
Shifting, Automatic transmission .................. 5-13
Shoulder belt height adjustment, For front
seats ................................................. 1-15
Snow mode switch.................................. 2-45
Spare tire ............................................. 9-9
Spark plugs ......................................... 8-19
Speedometer ......................................... 2-6
Starting
Before starting the engine ..................... 5-12
Jump starting ..................................... 6-7
Precautions when starting and driving ......... 5-2
Push starting ..................................... 6-9
Starting the engine ............................. 5-12
STATUS button ....................................... 4-8
Status light, Front passenger air bag ............. 1-45
Steering
Power steering fluid ............................ 8-14
Power steering system ......................... 5-72
Rear Active Steer system ....................... 5-78
Steering lock release malfunction
indicator ......................................... 2-24
Steering-wheel-mounted controls for
audio............................................. 4-69
Tilting telescopic steering column ............. 3-19
Storage .............................................. 2-50
Sun visors ........................................... 3-21
Sunglasses holder .................................. 2-51
Supplemental air bag warning labels ............. 1-51
Supplemental air bag warning light ........ 1-51, 2-18
Supplemental restraint system .................... 1-37
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system ........................................... 1-37
Switch
Autolight switch ................................. 2-37
Continuous Damping Control mode select
switch ............................................ 2-46
Distance Control Assist (DCA) switch .......... 2-47
Fog light switch ................................. 2-42
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) switch ...... 2-45
Hazard warning flasher switch................. 2-42
Headlight aiming control ....................... 2-39
Headlight switch ................................ 2-37
Ignition switch automatic transmission
models ........................................... 5-13
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) OFF switch...... 2-46
Lane departure warning (LDW) system ........ 2-44
Power door lock switch.......................... 3-5
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch ............................................ 2-36
Snow mode switch.............................. 2-45
Turn signal switch .............................. 2-41
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch ..... 2-47
T
Tachometer ........................................... 2-7
Temperature gauge, Engine coolant
temperature gauge................................... 2-7
Theft (INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System),
Engine start ......................................... 2-32
Thigh extension ...................................... 1-4
Three-way catalyst ................................... 5-2
Tilting telescopic steering column ................. 3-19
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Tire
Pressure, Low tire pressure warning light .... 2-16
Tire replacement indicator ..................... 2-26
Tires
Flat tire ........................................... 6-2
Low tire pressure warning system.............. 5-3
Spare tire ........................................ 8-40
Tire and Loading information label ............ 8-32
Tire and Loading Information label ............ 9-13
Tire chains....................................... 8-36
Tire dressing ..................................... 7-3
Tire pressure .................................... 8-31
Tire pressure information (display) ............ 4-10
Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) ....................................... 5-3, 6-2
Tire rotation ..................................... 8-37
Types of tires.................................... 8-36
Uniform tire quality grading.................... 9-28
Wheel/tire size ................................... 9-9
Wheels and tires ................................ 8-31
Tonneau cover (see cargo cover)................... 2-55
Top tether strap child restraints ................... 1-22
Touch screen system ................................ 4-4
Towing
Flat towing....................................... 9-27
Tow truck towing ................................ 6-11
Towing a trailer ................................. 9-19
Towing load/specification chart. ............... 9-19
Towing safety.................................... 9-23
TPMS, Tire pressure monitoring system. ........... 5-3
TPMS, Tire pressure warning system ............... 6-2
Trailer towing........................................ 9-19
Transceiver, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver .... 2-65
Transmission
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ............ 8-14
Driving with automatic transmission .......... 5-13
Transmission selector lever lock release ...... 5-17
Transmitter
(See remote keyless entry system) ................ 3-13
Traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country ..................................... 9-10
Trip computer ....................................... 2-28
Trip odometer ....................................... 2-28
Turn signal switch .................................. 2-41
U
Underbody cleaning ................................. 7-3
Uniform tire quality grading........................ 9-28
V
Vanity mirror ........................................ 3-24
Vanity mirror lights ................................. 2-64
Variable voltage control system ................... 8-18
Vehicle
Dimensions ...................................... 9-10
Identification number (VIN)..................... 9-11
Loading information ............................ 9-15
Recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) ............. 6-14
Security system ................................. 2-30
Speed sensing door lock mechanism .......... 3-5
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch ..... 2-47
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system ........ 5-77
Vehicle information and settings (display)..... 4-8
Ventilators ........................................... 4-37
Voice command
(See Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System) .... 4-101
Voice command (See INFINITI voice
recognition system) ......................... 4-12, 4-116
Voice recognition system ......................... 4-111
W
Warning labels, Air bag warning labels ........... 1-51
Warning light
Air bag warning light .................... 1-51, 2-18
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light ........... 2-13
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light .............................................. 2-13
Brake warning light ............................. 2-14
Intelligent Key warning light ................... 2-15
Lane departure warning light .................. 2-15
Low tire pressure warning light................ 2-16
Rear Active Steer warning light ................ 2-17
Seat belt warning light and chime ............ 2-17
Warning lights....................................... 2-13
Warning, Dot matrix display ....................... 2-22
Warning, Hazard warning flasher switch .......... 2-42
Warning, Lane departure warning (LDW)
system ............................................... 5-19
Warning, Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) ........................................... 5-3, 6-2
Warning, Warning/indicator lights and
audible reminders .................................. 2-12
Warranty, Emission control system warranty ..... 9-29
Washer switch, Windshield wiper and washer
switch ................................................ 2-33
Washing .............................................. 7-2
Waxing ................................................ 7-2
Welcome light ....................................... 2-62
Wheel/tire size ....................................... 9-9
Wheels and tires .................................... 8-31
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Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels ............... 7-3
Wheels, Rear Active Steer system ................. 5-78
Window washer fluid ............................... 8-15
Window(s)
Cleaning .......................................... 7-3
Power windows ................................. 2-58
Windshield wiper and washer switch ............. 2-33
Wiper
Rain-sensing auto wiper system ............... 2-34
Windshield wiper and washer switch ......... 2-33
Wiper blades .................................... 8-21
X
Xenon headlights ................................... 2-36
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GAS STATION INFORMATION
FUEL RECOMMENDATION:
VK50VE engine
Use unleaded premium gasoline with an
octane rating of at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock
Index) number (Research octane number
96).
available, you may use unleaded regular
gasoline with an octane rating of at least
87 AKI number (Research octane number
91), but you may notice a decrease in
performance.
CAUTION
If premium gasoline is not available,
unleaded regular gasoline with an octane
rating of 87 AKI number (Research octane
number 91) may be temporarily used, but
only under the following precautions:
.
Have the fuel tank filled only partially
with unleaded regular gasoline, and fill
up with unleaded premium gasoline as
soon as possible.
.
Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
.
However, for maximum vehicle performance, the use of unleaded premium
gasoline is recommended.
VQ35HR engine
INFINITI recommends the use of unleaded
premium gasoline with an octane rating of
at least 91 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number
(Research octane number 96).
If unleaded premium gasoline is not
Using a fuel other than that specified
could adversely affect the emission
control systems, and may also affect
warranty coverage.
.
Under no circumstances should a leaded
gasoline be used, since this will damage
the three way catalyst.
.
Do not use E-85 fuel in your vehicle. Your
vehicle is not designed to run on E-85
fuel. Using E-85 fuel can damage the
fuel system components and is not
covered by the INFINITI vehicle limited
warranty.
and consumer information” section for
engine oil and oil filter recommendation.
COLD TIRE PRESSURES:
The label is typically located on the driver
side center pillar or on the driver’s door.
For additional information, see “WHEELS
AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance and doit-yourself” section.
NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES RECOMMENDATION:
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of
vehicle use, follow the recommendations
outlined in the “BREAK-IN SCHEDULE” in
the “5. Starting and driving” section of this
Owner’s Manual. Follow these recommendations for the future reliability and
economy of your new vehicle.
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION:
.
Engine oil with API Certification Mark
.
Viscosity SAE 5W-30
See “CAPACITIES AND RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical
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