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2010 Infiniti G37
2010 Infiniti G37
Owner's Manual
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.
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.
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 retailer service.
READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELY
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 retailer. 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.
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.
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REMINDERS
FOR SAFETY!
Follow these important driving rules to help
ensure a safe and comfortable trip for you and
your passengers!
● NEVER drive under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
● ALWAYS observe posted speed limits and
never drive too fast for conditions.
● ALWAYS give your full attention to driving
and avoid using vehicle features or taking
other actions that could distract you.
● ALWAYS use your seat belts and appropriate
child restraint systems. Pre-teen children
should be seated in the rear seat.
● ALWAYS provide information about the
proper use of vehicle safety features to all
occupants of the vehicle.
● ALWAYS review this Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
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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.
SIC0697
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.
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.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to
those above call attention to an item in the
illustration.
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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.”
BLUETOOTH姞 is a trademark owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Visteon
Corporation and Clarion
Co., Ltd.
Gracenote姞 is a registered
trademark of Gracenote,
Inc. The Gracenote logo
and logo type, and the
“Powered by Gracenote”
logo are trademarks of
Gracenote.
XM Radio姞 requires
subscription, sold separately after first 90 days.
Not available in Alaska,
Hawaii or Guam. For more
information, visit www.
xmradio.com.
© 2009 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s
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 retailer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your INFINITI retailer
are our primary concerns. Your INFINITI retailer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.
However, if there is something that your
INFINITI retailer 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:
The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for
the following information:
You can write to INFINITI with the information on
the left at:
– Your name, address, and telephone number
– Vehicle identification number (on dash
panel)
For U.S. customers
1-800-662-6200
– Date of purchase
For Canadian customers
1-800-361-4792
– Your INFINITI retailer’s name
– Current odometer reading
– Your comments or questions
OR
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
We appreciate your interest in INFINITI and thank you for buying a quality INFINITI vehicle.
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Table of
Contents
Illustrated table of contents
0
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
10
0 Illustrated table of contents
Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint
system (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Exterior rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-11
Engine compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12
VQ37VHR engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12
Warning and indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13
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SEATS, SEAT BELTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
8. Front seats (P. 1-3)
9. Seat belts with pretensioners (P. 1-52)
10. Rear seat walk-in mechanism (Coupe)
(P. 1-6)
11. Rear seats (P. 1-7)
— Child restraints (P. 1-20)
12. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren) system (P. 1-22)
SSI0667
1. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P. 1-40)
2. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bags (P. 1-40)
3. Seat belts (P. 1-12)
4. Head restraints (P. 1-9)
5. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags (P. 1-40)
6. Child restraint anchor points (for top
tether strap child restraint) (P. 1-24)
7. Occupant classification sensor
(pattern sensor) (P. 1-45)
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EXTERIOR FRONT
7. Fog light (P. 2-37)
8. Tires
— Wheel and tires (P. 8-28, P. 9-9)
— Flat tire ( 6-2)
— Tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) (P. 2-14, P. 5-3)
9. Outside mirrors (P. 3-26)
10. Doors
— Keys (P. 3-2)
— Door locks (P. 3-4)
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-7)
— Remote keyless entry system (P. 3-14)
SSI0643
SEDAN
1. Hood (P. 3-17)
2. Headlight and turn signal
— Operation (P. 2-32)
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-16)
3. Windshield wiper and washer
— Operation (P. 2-30)
— Maintenance (P. 8-17)
4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-52)
5. Power windows (P. 2-49)
6. Recovery hook (P. 6-13)
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7. Tires
— Wheel and tires (P. 8-28, P. 9-9)
— Flat tire ( 6-2)
— Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
(P. 2-14, P. 5-3)
8. Outside mirrors (P. 3-26)
9. Doors
— Keys (P. 3-2)
— Door locks (P. 3-4)
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-7)
— Remote keyless entry system (P. 3-14)
SSI0342
COUPE
1. Hood (P. 3-17)
2. Headlight and turn signal
— Operation (P. 2-32)
— Bulb replacement (P. 8-23)
— Fog light (P. 2-37)
3. Windshield wiper and washer
— Operation (P. 2-30)
— Maintenance (P. 8-17)
4. Moonroof (if so equipped) (P. 2-52)
5. Power windows (P. 2-49)
6. Recovery hook (P. 6-13)
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EXTERIOR REAR
6. Fuel-filler door
— Operation (P. 3-21)
— Fuel recommendation (P. 9-4)
7. Rear view camera (if so equipped)
(P. 4-22)
8. Sonar system (if so equipped) (P. 5-46)
9. Trunk
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-7)
— Remote keyless entry system (P. 3-14)
— Trunk lid (P. 3-18)
10. Child safety rear door locks (P. 3-6)
SSI0684
SEDAN
3. Rear window defroster (P. 2-32)
1. High-mounted stop light (model with a
rear spoiler) (Bulb replacement)
(P. 8-23)
2. High-mounted stop light (model without a
rear spoiler) (Bulb replacement) (P. 8-23)
4. Rear combination light
(Bulb replacement) (P. 8-23)
5. Satellite antenna
(P. 4-40)
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6. Trunk
— Intelligent Key system (P. 3-7)
— Remote keyless entry system (P. 3-14)
— Trunk lid (P. 3-18)
7. Sonar system (if so equipped) (P. 5-46)
8. Rear combination light
(Bulb replacement) (P. 8-16)
9. Fuel-filler door
— Operation (P. 3-21)
— Fuel recommendation (P. 9-4)
SSI0685
COUPE
3. Rear window defroster (P. 2-32)
1. High-mounted stop light (model with a
rear spoiler) (Bulb replacement)
(P. 8-23)
2. High-mounted stop light (model without a
rear spoiler) (Bulb replacement) (P. 8-23)
4. Satellite antenna (P. 4-40)
5. Rear view camera (if so equipped)
(P. 4-22)
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PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
7. Moonroof switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-52)
8. Map light (P. 2-54)
9. Sunglasses holder (P. 2-45)
10. Inside rearview mirror
— Operation (P. 3-25)
— HomeLink姞 (if so equipped) (P. 2-57)
— Compass (if so equipped) (P. 2-8)
11. Trunk pass-through/Rear armrest
(P. 1-12)
12. Rear cup holders (P. 2-43)
13. Console box
— Power outlet (P. 2-41)
— Auxiliary input jacks (P. 4-81)
— USB input operation (if so equipped)
(P. 4-62)
— iPod姞 player operation
(if so equipped) (P. 4-71)
14. Front cup holders (P. 2-43)
SSI0668
SEDAN
1. Coat hooks (P. 2-48)
2. Rear personal light (P. 2-54)
3. Power windows (P. 2-49)
4. Outside mirror remote control switch
(P. 3-26)
5. Automatic drive positioner switch
(if so equipped) (P. 3-28)
6. Sun visors (P. 3-24)
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8. Sunglasses holder (P. 2-45)
9. Inside rearview mirror
— Operation (P. 3-25)
— HomeLink姞 (if so equipped) (P. 2-57)
— Compass (if so equipped) (P. 2-8)
10. Rear cup holders (P. 2-43)
11. Console box
— Power outlet (P. 2-41)
— Auxiliary input jacks (P. 4-81)
— USB input operation (if so equipped)
(P. 4-62)
— iPod姞 player operation (if so equipped)
(P. 4-71)
12. Front cup holders (P. 2-43)
SSI0669
COUPE
1. Coat hooks (P. 2-48)
2. Power windows (P. 2-49)
3. Outside mirror remote control switch
(P. 3-26)
4. Automatic drive positioner switch
(if so equipped) (P. 3-28)
5. Sun visors (P. 3-24)
6. Moonroof switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-52)
7. Map light (P. 2-54)
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COCKPIT
SSI0670
1. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
(P. 5-53)
4. Instrument brightness control switch
(P. 2-36)
2. Trunk lid release switch (P. 3-18)
5. TRIP/RESET switch for twin trip odometer
(P. 2-5)
3. Sonar system off switch (if so equipped)
(P. 5-48)
6. Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch
(P. 2-32)
7. Paddle shifter (if so equipped) (P. 5-14)
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(left side)
— ENTER or tuning switch (P. 4-83)
— BACK switch (P. 4-83)
— TALK switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-109)/Phone switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-85)
— Volume control switches (P. 4-83)
— Source select switch (P. 4-83)
9. Trip computer switch (P. 2-24)
10. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-30)
11. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(right side)
— Cruise control switches (P. 5-19)
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)
12. Hood release handle (P. 3-17)
13. Intelligent Key port (P. 5-10)
14. Electric tilting/telescopic steering wheel
lever (if so equipped) (P. 3-23)
15. Manual tilting/telescopic steering wheel
lever (if so equipped) (P. 3-23)
16. Steering wheel
— Horn (P. 2-38)
— Driver supplemental air bag (P. 1-40)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
7. Center display (P. 4-2)/Navigation
system* (if so equipped)
8. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-37)
9. Front passenger supplemental air bag
(P. 1-40)
10. Fuse box cover (P. 8-19)
11. Parking brake
(for Automatic Transmission models)
— Parking (P. 5-18)
12. Push-button ignition switch (P. 5-7)
13. Automatic climate control system
(P. 4-28)
14. Cigarette lighter and ashtray
(if so equipped) (P. 2-42) or storage box
(if so equipped) (P. 2-47)
— Power outlet (if so equipped) (P. 2-41)
15. Parking brake (for Manual Transmission
models)
— Parking (P. 5-18)
SSI0671
1. Side ventilator (P. 4-27)
2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-4)
3. Center ventilator (P. 4-27)
4. Audio system (P. 4-39)
5. Clock (P. 2-40)
6. Center multi-function control panel
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting buttons
(P. 4-7)
— Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
(P. 4-85)
— Audio system (P. 4-39)
16. Heated seat switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-38)
17. SNOW mode switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-40)
18. Rear window and outside mirror
(if so equipped) defogger switch (P. 2-32)
19. Glove box lid release handle (P. 2-45)
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METERS AND GAUGES
20. Trunk release power cancel switch
(P. 3-19)
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
SIC4288
1. Tachometer (P. 2-6)
2. Warning/Indicator lights (P. 2-11)
3. Speedometer (P. 2-5)
5. Dot matrix liquid crystal display/
Odometer/twin trip odometer (P. 2-19)
6. Fuel gauge (P. 2-7)
4. Engine coolant temperature gauge
(P. 2-6)
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT
9. Radiator filler cap (P. 8-7)
10. Drive belts (P. 8-15)
11. Coolant reservoir (P. 8-7)
12. Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-8)
SSI0345
VQ37VHR ENGINE
1. Fuse/fusible link holder (P. 8-19)
2. Battery (P. 8-13)
3. Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-8)
4. Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-11)
5. Clutch fluid reservoir
(Manual Transmission models) (P. 8-11)
6. Window washer fluid reservoir (P. 8-12)
7. Power steering fluid reservoir (P. 8-11)
8. Air cleaner (P. 8-17)
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WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
Warning
light
Name
Page
Warning
light
Name
Page
Indicator
light
Name
Page
Automatic Transmission
position indicator light*
2-16
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
warning light (AWD
models)*
2-12
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system warning light (orange)*
2-14
2-12
Intelligent Key system
warning light
2-14
Front fog light indicator
light
2-17
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light
2-14
Front passenger air bag
status light
2-17
Low tire pressure warning light
2-12
Master warning light
2-15
High beam indicator
light
2-17
Automatic Transmission
check warning light
2-12
Preview Function warning light (orange)*
2-15
Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL)
2-17
Brake warning light
Security indicator light
2-18
Seat belt warning light
2-16
Slip indicator light
2-18
Supplemental air bag
warning light
2-16
Small light indicator
light (green)
2-18
Charge warning light
2-13
Engine oil pressure
warning light
2-13
4 Wheel Active Steer
(4WAS) warning light*
2-13
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Name
Page
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
2-18
Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) off indicator light
2-18
Indicator
light
*: if so equipped
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1 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Armrest (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Child safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Injured persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Pre-crash seat belts (front seats)
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Three-point type seat belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Seat belt extenders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
System (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Child restraint installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . .1-25
Child restraint installation using the seat
belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Precautions on booster seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Booster seat installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-40
INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag and roof-mounted
curtain side-impact supplemental air bag
systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-50
Seat belts with pretensioners (front seats) . . . . . . .1-52
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Repair and replacement procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-54
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SEATS
CAUTION
When adjusting the seat positions, be sure not
to contact any moving parts to avoid possible
injuries and/or damages.
SSS0133
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.
● 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, 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 seatback should not be reclined further
than necessary 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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FRONT SEATS
Front power seat adjustment
Operating tips :
● 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.
SSS1051
Forward and backward :
1 forward or backward will
Moving the switch 䊊
slide the seat forward or backward to the
desired position.
can be reclined to allow occupants to rest when
the vehicle is parked.
Reclining :
2 backward until the
Move the recline switch 䊊
desired angle is obtained. To bring the seatback
2 forward.
forward again, move the switch 䊊
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
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SSS1053
SSS1052
Seat lifter :
Push the front or rear end of the switch up or
down to adjust the angle of the front portion or
height of the seat.
SSS0836
Type A
Type B
Lumbar support (if so equipped) :
Type B
The lumbar support feature provides lower back
support to the driver.
1 up or down to adjust the
Move the lever 䊊
seatback lumbar area.
Type A
1 or back 䊊
2 end of the switch
Push the front 䊊
to adjust the seatback lumbar area.
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SSS0685
SSS1057
SSS1058
Side support (if so equipped) :
Thigh extension (if so equipped) :
Passenger’s seat slide (if so equipped) :
The side support feature provides thigh and
1 or
torso supports. Push the switch inside 䊊
2 to adjust the thigh area. Push the
outside 䊊
3 or outside 䊊
4 to adjust the
switch inside 䊊
torso area.
The front portion of the front seats can be
extended forward for seating comfort. Pull up
1 to extend the front
and hold the lever 䊊
portion to the desired position.
Pushing the passenger’s seat slide switch will
slide the seat forward or backward to the
desired position.
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CAUTION
● When returning the seat to its original position, confirm the seat and seatback are
locked properly.
● Be careful not to pinch your hand or foot or
bump your head when operating the walk-in
seat.
● While operating the walk-in seat, do not operate the seatback reclining switch. The reclining motor may be damaged.
SSS0786
Walk-in mechanism (Coupe) :
This feature makes it easier to get in and out of
the rear seat. Use the following procedure when
getting in and out of the rear seat.
If the sun visor is used, close it to the original
position before operating the walk-in feature.
1 to fold
1. Pull the seatback lever upward 䊊
the front seatback down. Make sure that
the front seatback is completely folded
down.
2. To slide the front seat forward, firmly
2 . The front
push the seatback switch 䊊
seat will move forward.
3. Get in or out of the vehicle.
4. To return the front seat to its original
position, raise the seatback and push the
2 again.
seatback switch 䊊
● To stop the seat sliding, push the seatback
2 again or push the seat sliding
switch 䊊
switch.
● The front passenger seat will stop returning
7.0 in (177.6 mm) from its front-most position to retain space for the rear passenger.
● Depending on the seat position, the head
restraint may contact the roof headlining
during the walk-in operation. To prevent
possible interference, lower the seat using
the seat lifter switch.
● Do not place any objects near the seatback
of the front seats. They may be pinched and
damaged.
The automatic forwarding and reversing will not
work or stop under the following conditions:
● When the vehicle speed is above 4 MPH (7
km/h) (driver’s seat only).
● When the seat belt is fastened.
● When the selector lever is not in the P (Park)
position (Automatic Transmission model’s
driver’s seat) or the parking brake is not
applied (Manual Transmission model’s driver’s seat).
● When the door is closed (automatic forwarding only).
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● While the automatic drive positioner operates.
● When the automatic
switches are pushed.
drive
positioner
● When the seatback switch is pushed.
● When the seat position is adjusted.
Note that the seat must be moved to the
front-most position by operating the walk-in
function or the seat adjusting switches after the
battery is disconnected. Otherwise, the seat will
not move backward during the walk-in function.
REAR SEATS
Folding (Coupe only)
WARNING
● 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.
● Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where they
could be seriously injured. Keep the car
locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid
securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys.
The rear seatback can be folded according to
the following procedure.
SSS0220A
To fold from the trunk:
1. Open the trunk lid.
1 located on the left side
2. Pull the handle 䊊
of the trunk. The rear seatback will be
unlatched.
● 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.
● 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.
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SSS0219A
2 .
3. Fold the rear seatback down 䊊
SPA2122
To fold from the rear seat:
1 located at the center
1. Pull the strap 䊊
bottom of the seatback sideways. The rear
seatback will be unlatched.
2 .
2. Fold the rear seatback down 䊊
SSS0805
To return the seatback:
1. Fold up the rear seatback.
2. Securely lock the seatback in position.
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HEAD RESTRAINTS
WARNING
Head restraints supplement the other vehicle
safety systems. They may provide additional
protection against injury in certain rear end
collisions. Adjust the head restraints properly,
as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone else uses the seat. Do not
attach anything to the head restraint stalks or
remove the head restraint. Do not use the seat
if the head restraint has been removed. If the
head restraint was removed, reinstall and properly adjust the head restraint before an occupant uses the seating position. Failure to follow
these instructions can reduce the effectiveness
of the head restraints. This may increase the
risk of serious injury or death in a collision.
SSS0989
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with head restraints. The head restraints are adjustable.
Indicates the seating
equipped with a head restraint.
position
is
SSS0992
Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
Head restraint
Adjustment notches
Lock knob
Stalk
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SSS0997
Adjustment
SSS0993
To raise the head restraint, pull it up.
Adjust the head restraint so the center is level
with the center of your ears.
SSS0994
To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the head restraint down.
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SSS0995
SSS0996
SSS0508
Removal
Install
Front-seat Active Head Restraints
Use the following procedure to remove the
adjustable head restraints.
1. Pull the head restraint up to the highest
position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the head restraint from the seat.
4. Store the head restraint properly in a
secure place so it is not loose in the
vehicle.
1. Align the head restraint stalks with the
holes in the seat. Make sure that the head
restraint is facing the correct direction.
1
The stalk with the adjustment notches 䊊
must be installed in the hole with the lock
2 .
knob 䊊
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
head restraint down.
3. Properly adjust the head restraint before
an occupant uses the seating position.
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.
Reinstall and properly adjust the head restraint
before an occupant uses the seating position.
Active Head Restraints are effective for collisions at low to medium speeds in which it is
said that whiplash-type injury occurs most.
Active Head Restraints operate only in certain
rear-end collisions. After the collision, the head
restraints return to their original positions.
Adjust the Active Head Restraints properly as
described earlier in this 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.
SSS0678
SSS0677
ARMREST (if so equipped)
Trunk pass-through
Rear armrest
The rear center seatback can be folded to allow
trunk access from inside of the vehicle.
Pull the armrest forward until it is horizontal.
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories specify that seat belts be worn at all
times when a vehicle is being driven.
To access the trunk, pull down the rear center
armrest and pull out the trunk pass-through lid
1 .
䊊
To lock the lid, use the mechanical key and turn
3 . To unlock, turn the
it to the LOCK position 䊊
2 . For
mechanical key to the UNLOCK position 䊊
the mechanical key usage, see “KEYS” in the “3.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.
Make sure that the mechanical key is removed
from the trunk pass-through lid key cylinder
before opening or closing the lid. Otherwise the
lid and the rear armrest may be damaged.
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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.
SSS0136A
● Always route the shoulder belt over your
shoulder and across your chest. Never run
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.
● Do not wear the seat belt inside out or
twisted. Doing so may reduce its
effectiveness.
SSS0134A
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● 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
retailer.
● No changes should be 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.
● All seat belt assemblies, including retractors
and attaching hardware, should be inspected after any collision by an INFINITI retailer. 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.
● 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.
SSS0016
● Once a seat belt pretensioner has activated,
it cannot be reused and must be replaced
together with the retractor. See an INFINITI
retailer.
● Removal and installation of the pretensioner
seat belt system components should be
done by an INFINITI retailer.
SSS0014
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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
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.
Infants up to at least 1 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.
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.)
Small children
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.)
Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at
least 20 lb (9 kg) can be placed in a front-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 less than 4 ft 9 in
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(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 area. The child
could be seriously injured or killed in a sudden
stop or collision.
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.
Always wear your seat belt correctly and sit
upright and well back.
If the seat belt warning light blinks even if the
driver’s and front passenger’s seat belts are
fastened, it may indicate the pre-crash seat belt
system has a malfunction. Have your INFINITI
retailer check and repair the system.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WARNING
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 (front seats)
(if so equipped)
The pre-crash seat belt tightens the seat belt to
help restrain front seat occupants under emergency braking. This can help reduce the risk of
injury when a collision occurs.
Pre-crash seat belt will not be activated when:
● the brake pedal is not depressed
● 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.
● the seat belt is not fastened
● the selector lever is in the reverse position
● the vehicle speed is under 10 MPH (15 km/h)
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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.
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, firmly pull the belt and
release it. Then smoothly pull the belt out of
the retractor.
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 three-point type 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 some freedom
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 an occupant, 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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To increase your confidence in the seat belts,
check the operation as follows:
● 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 retailer.
SSS0326
SSS0687
Unfastening the seat belts
Center of rear seat (Sedan)
To unfasten the seat belt, push the button on
the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts.
Selecting correct set of seat belts :
Checking seat belt operation
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat
belt movement by two separate methods:
The center seat belt buckle is identified by the
A . The center seat belt tongue
CENTER mark 䊊
can be fastened only into the center seat belt
buckle.
● When the belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor.
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
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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.
● 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.
SSS0294A
SSS0588
Shoulder belt height adjustment (for
Sedan front seats)
Shoulder belt arm (for Coupe 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.)
Before fastening the seat belt, pull the shoulder
belt arm forward until it clicks at the lock
position. The arm can also be folded down for
easier access for rear seat passengers.
A , and then move
To adjust, push the button 䊊
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.
Pulling the arm forward will allow an easy
access to the belt.
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CHILD RESTRAINTS
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
If, because of body size or driving position, it is
not possible to properly fit the lap-shoulder belt
and fasten it, an extender that is compatible
with the installed seat belts is available that
can be purchased. 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 retailer for
assistance with purchasing an extender if an
extender is required.
● To clean the seat belt webbing, 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.
WARNING
● 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.
● If dirt builds up in the shoulder belt guide of
the seat belt anchors, the seat 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.
SSS0099
● 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.
SSS0100
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PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD RESTRAINTS
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 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 parts of the vehicle.
Also, do not put the same seat belt around
both your child and yourself.
● Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating supplemental front air bag could seriously injure or
kill your child. A rear-facing child restraint
must only be used in the rear seat.
● INFINITI recommends that the child 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 frontfacing 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.
● 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 near the seat belt path.
The child restraint should not move more
than 1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to
tug it forward and check to see if the belt
holds the restraint in place. 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.
● 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.
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.
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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 webbing-mounted 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 the lap portion of a lap/shoulder
seat belt.
● 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. Canadian law requires the top tether strap on frontfacing child restraints to be secured to the designated anchor point on the vehicle.
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 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.
SSS0710
LATCH label location (Sedan)
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.
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LATCH lower anchor point locations
The LATCH lower 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
SSS0370B
LATCH label location (Coupe)
SSS0637
LATCH lower anchor location (Sedan)
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 position using the LATCH
anchors.
● Attach LATCH system 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 anchors. The child restraint will not be secured
properly.
● 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.
SSS0670
LATCH lower anchor location (Coupe)
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SSS0643
LATCH webbing-mounted attachment
Installing child restraint LATCH
anchor attachments
LATCH compatible child restraints include two
rigid or webbing-mounted attachments that can
be connected to two lower 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.
SSS0644
SSS0791
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.)
Sedan
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.
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Installing top tether strap
First, secure the child restraint with the lower
anchors (rear bench outboard seating positions
only) or the seat belt.
SSS0790
Coupe
Top tether anchor point locations
Anchor points are located on the rear parcel
shelf.
Flip up the tether anchor cover from the anchor
point which is located directly behind the child
seat. Position the top tether strap over the top
of the seatback and secure it to the tether
anchor bracket that provides the straightest
installation. Tighten the strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
If you have any questions when installing a top
tether strap child restraint on the rear seat, consult your INFINITI retailer for details.
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING LATCH
WARNING
● Attach the LATCH system 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.
● 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.
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SSS0646
SSS0645
Front-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 2
Front-facing
Follow these steps to install a front-facing child
restraint using the LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
SSS0647
Front-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 2
Front-facing — step 4
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 anchor.
3. The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback. 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.
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.
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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.)
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. 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 path. The
child restraint should not move more than
1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug
it forward and check to see if the latch
attachment holds the restraint in place. If
the restraint is not secure, tighten the
latch attachment 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.
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SSS0648
Rear-facing (webbing-mounted) — step 2
Rear-facing
Follow these steps to install a rear-facing child
restraint using LATCH system:
1. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
SSS0649
SSS0639
Rear-facing (rigid-mounted) — step 2
Rear-facing — step 3
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 anchor.
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.
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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.
SSS0650
Rear-facing — step 4
4. 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 path. The
child restraint should not move more than
1 inch (25 mm) from side to side. Try to tug
it forward and check to see if the latch
attachment holds the restraint in place. If
the restraint is not secure, tighten the
latch attachment 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.
SSS0100
CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLATION
USING THE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
● Even with the INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System, never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Supplemental front air bags inflate with great force.
A rear-facing child restraint could be struck
by the supplemental front air bag in a crash
and could seriously injure or kill your child.
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2. Position the child restraint on the seat.
Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
● INFINITI recommends that child restraints be
installed in the rear seat. However, if you
must install a rear-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.
The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the seatback.
If necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint (front passenger seat only) to obtain the correct child restraint fit. (See
“HEAD RESTRAINTS” earlier in this section.)
● The three-point seat belt in your vehicle is
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) which must be used when installing
a child restraint.
● Failure to use the ALR 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.
The instructions in this section apply to child
restraint installation using the vehicle seat
belts in the rear seat or the front passenger
seat.
SSS0640
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 frontfacing 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.
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If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall 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.
SSS0360B
SSS0651
SSS0652
Front-facing — step 3
Front-facing — step 4
Front-facing — step 5
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.
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.
5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack in
the belt.
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SSS0653
Front-facing — step 6
SSS0641
Front-facing — step 8
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.
8. 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 seat belt path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm) from side to side. Try to tug it
forward and check to see if the belt holds
the restraint in place. 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.
9. 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 belt webbing out of the retractor,
the retractor is in the ALR mode.
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.
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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 passhould
senger air bag status light
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
retailer.
SSS0654
SSS0100
Rear-facing
Rear-facing — step 2
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.
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.
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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SSS0655
SSS0656
SSS0657
Rear-facing — step 3
Rear-facing — step 4
Rear-facing — step 5
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.
4. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack in
the belt.
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.
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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.
8. Check to make sure that the child restraint is properly secured prior to each
use. If the seat belt is not locked, repeat
steps 3 through 6.
SSS0658
Rear-facing — step 6
6. 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 seat belt path. The child restraint
should not move more than 1 inch (25
mm) from side to side. Try to tug it
forward and check to see if the belt holds
the restraint in place. 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.
After the child restraint is removed and the seat
belt fully retracted, the 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 parts of the vehicle.
Also, do not put the same seat belt around
both your child and yourself.
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● 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 three-point 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/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.
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.
● 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 up- right 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.
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LRS0455
LRS0453
LRS0464
Booster seats of various sizes are offered by
several manufacturers. When selecting any
booster seat, keep the following points in mind:
● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
and seat belt system.
● 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.
● 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
1 is chosen, the
low back booster seat 䊊
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 used.
high back booster seat 䊊
● 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.
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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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
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:
LRS0451
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.
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 RESTRAINTS” earlier
in this section.)
If the head restraint is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall 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.
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LRS0454
SSS0676
Outboard position
LRS0452
Front seat
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 seat 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 seat belt routing.
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.
7. If the booster seat is installed in the front
passenger seat, push the ignition switch
to the ON position. The front passenger
may or may not
air bag status light
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.)
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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
PRECAUTIONS ON SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
This Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) section contains important information concerning
the driver and passenger front impact supplemental air bags (INFINITI Advanced Air Bag
System), front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag system, roof-mounted
curtain side-impact supplemental air bag and
seat belt with pretensioners.
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 side air bag is designed
to inflate on the side where the vehicle is
impacted.
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.)
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.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact 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 collisions. The curtain air
bags are designed to inflate on the side where
the vehicle is impacted.
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WARNING
● The supplemental 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.
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● The seat belts and the supplemental front air
bags are most effective when you are sitting
well back and upright in the seat with both
feet on the floor. 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 supplemental front 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 or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.
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● 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 an
occupant classification sensor (pattern sensor) that turns 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.
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SSS0009
● Keep hands on the outside of the steering
wheel. Placing them inside the steering
wheel rim could increase the risk of injury if
the front air bag inflates.
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WARNING
● 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.
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● Children may be severely injured or killed
when the front air bags, side air bags or
curtain air bags inflate if they are not properly restrained. Pre-teens and children
should be properly restrained in the rear
seat, if possible.
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● 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.
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SSS0188A
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SSS0159
WARNING
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags:
● The front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
and roof-mounted curtain 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.
● The seat belts, side air bags and curtain air
bags are most effective when you are sitting
well back and upright in the seat. The side air
bag and curtain air bag inflate with great
force. Do not allow anyone to place their
hand, leg or face near the side air bag 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
supplemental side air bag 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 supplemental side air bag inflation.
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7. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag inflators
8. Air bag Control Unit (ACU)
9. Satellite sensors
10. Seat belts with pretensioners
INFINITI ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM
(front seats)
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.
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Sedan
1. Crash zone sensor
2. Supplemental front air bag modules
(INFINITI Advanced Air Bags)
3. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bags
4. Occupant classification sensor
(pattern sensor)
5. Occupant classification system control unit
6. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bags
The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is
located in the center of the steering wheel. The
front passenger supplemental front-impact 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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SSS0807
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 sensor. 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 an INFINITI retailer. If you are
considering modification of your vehicle due to
a disability, you may also contact an INFINITI
retailer. Contact information is contained in the
front of this Owner’s Manual.
Coupe
The INFINITI Advanced Air Bag System has dual
stage air bag inflators. The system monitors
information from the crash zone sensor, the Air
bag Control Unit (ACU), seat belt buckle
switches and the occupant classification sensor
(pattern sensor). Inflator operation is based on
the severity of a collision and seat belt usage
for the driver. For the front passenger, the
occupant classification sensor is also monitored. Based on information from the sensors,
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.
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Status light :
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.
The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
The supplemental 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.
The front passenger air bag status light
is located above the ashtray. The light operates
as follows:
● Unoccupied passenger seat: The
is
OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF
and will not inflate in a crash.
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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.
● Passenger seat occupied by a small adult,
child or child restraint as outlined in this
illuminates to indicate
section: The
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 secis OFF to indicate that
tion: The light
the front passenger air bag is operational.
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.
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The purpose of the regulation is to help 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 sensor (pattern sensor) is in the front passenger seat cushion and
is 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 sensor 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 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 sensor is designed
to operate as described above to turn the front
passenger air bag OFF for specified child restraints. Failing to properly secure child restraints and to use the ALR mode (child restraint
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 sensor. 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 occu-
pied. 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 occupant
are properly positioned, the system may be
sensing an unoccupied seat (in which case the
air bag is OFF). Your INFINITI retailer can check
that the system is OFF by using a special tool.
However, until you have confirmed with your
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retailer 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 warn, located in the meter and
ing light
gauges area will blink. Have the system
checked by an INFINITI retailer.
Other supplemental front-impact air
bag precautions
WARNING
● 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 become dangerous
projectiles and cause injury if the front air
bags inflate.
● 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 sensor (pattern sensor). This can affect the operation of
the air bag system and result in serious personal injury.
● 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.
● Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot
steam cleaners) on the seat. This can damage the seat or occupant classification sensor. This can also affect the operation of the
air bag system and result in serious personal
injury.
● 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 sensor.
● 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 air bag system. This is to prevent accidental inflation of
the supplemental air bag or damage to the
supplemental air bag system.
● 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.
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the seat belt
system. This may affect the front air bag
system. Tampering with the seat belt system
may result in serious personal injury.
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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.
● Work on and around the front air bag system
should be done by an INFINITI retailer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be
done by an INFINITI retailer. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring harnesses* should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test
equipment and probing devices should not
be used on the air bag system.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper supplemental side air bag
and curtain side-impact air bag operation.
● 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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FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG AND
ROOF-MOUNTED CURTAIN SIDEIMPACT SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
SYSTEMS
The side air bags are located in the outside of
the seatback of the front seats. The curtain 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 air bags are designed to inflate in
higher severity side collisions, although they
may inflate if the forces in another type of
When side air bags and curtain 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 pelvis of the front occupants. Curtain air
bags help to cushion the impact force to the
head of occupants in the front and rear outboard seating positions. They can help save
lives and reduce serious injuries. However, an
inflating side air bags and curtain air bags may
cause abrasions or other injuries. Side air bags
and curtain air bags do not provide restraint to
the lower body.
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The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far as
practical away from the side air bag. 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 air bags
inflate quickly in order to help protect the
out-of-position occupants. Because of this, the
force of the side air bags and curtain 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 air bags will deflate quickly after
the collision is over.
The side air bags and curtain 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.
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 side air bag inflates.
● Right after inflation, several side air bags
and curtain 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 side air bag and
curtain air bags. This is to prevent damage to
or accidental inflation of the side air bag and
curtain 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 air
bag systems.
● Work around and on the side air bag and
curtain air bag systems should be done by an
INFINITI retailer. Installation of electrical
equipment should also be done by an
INFINITI retailer. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) wiring harnesses*
should not be modified or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and
probing devices should not be used on the
side-impact 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 side air bag and
curtain air bag systems and guide the buyer to
the appropriate sections in this Owner’s
Manual.
● Tampering with the air bag system may result in serious personal injury. For example,
do not change the front seats by placing
material near the seatback or by installing
additional trim material, such as seat covers, around the side air bags.
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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 retailer.
● No unauthorized changes should be made to
any components or wiring of the pretensioners. This is to prevent damage to or accidental activation of the pretensioner system.
Tampering with the pretensioner system
may result in serious personal injury.
● Work around and on the pretensioners
should be done by an INFINITI retailer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be
done by an INFINITI retailer. Unauthorized
electrical test equipment and probing devices should not be used on the pretensioner
system.
● If you need to dispose of the pretensioner or
scrap the vehicle, contact an INFINITI retailer. 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. 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.
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 system
may not function properly. They must be
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI retailer.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the seat belt pretensioners 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 seat belt 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 chest.
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nates 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 air bag and
pretensioner systems need servicing:
● 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.
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SPA1097
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LABELS
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG WARNING
LIGHT
Warning labels about the supplemental frontimpact air bag systems are placed in the vehicle
as shown in the illustration.
The supplemental air bag warning light, disin the instrument panel, moniplaying
tors the circuits of the supplemental frontimpact air bag, front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag, roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bag, and seat belt
pretensioner systems. The monitored circuits
include the Air bag Control Unit (ACU), satellite
sensors, crash zone sensor, occupant classification system, front air bag modules, side air
bag modules, curtain air bag modules, pretensioner and all related wiring.
SRS air bag
The warning labels 䊊 are located on the
surface of the sun visors.
1
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Under these conditions, the front air bag, side
air bag, curtain air bag or pretensioner systems
may not operate properly. They must be
checked and repaired. Take your vehicle to the
nearest INFINITI retailer.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on,
it could mean that the front air bag, side air
bag, curtain 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 retailer as soon as
possible.
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
the supplemental air bag warning light illumi-
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REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
PROCEDURE
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain 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 retailer.
When maintenance work is required on the
vehicle, the front air bags, side air bags, curtain
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.
● The front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag
and the pretensioner system should be inspected by an INFINITI retailer if there is any
damage to the front end or side portion of the
vehicle.
● If you need to dispose of the supplemental
air bag or pretensioner or scrap the vehicle,
contact an INFINITI retailer. Correct supplemental air bag and seat belt pretensioner
system disposal procedures are set forth in
the appropriate INFINITI Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.
WARNING
● Once a front air bag, side air bag, or curtain
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 pretensioner must also
be replaced. The air bag module and pretensioner should be replaced by an INFINITI retailer. The air bag module and pretensioner
system cannot be repaired.
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2 Instruments and controls
Cockpit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Fuel gauge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Compass (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Zone variation change procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders. . . . . . 2-11
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Audible reminders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Dot matrix liquid crystal display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Indicators for operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Indicators for maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
Vehicle security system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-27
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Windshield wiper and washer switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
Rain-sensing auto wiper system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-31
Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch . . . 2-32
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Hazard warning flasher switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Heated seats (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
SNOW mode switch (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Adjusting the time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays (if so equipped) . . . . . . 2-42
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-42
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-43
Sunglasses holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
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Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45
Card holder (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Storage box (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-47
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
Stowing golf bags (Coupe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-48
Cargo net retainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Trunk net for extra window washer fluid
(Canada only; if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Moonroof (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-52
Automatic moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-53
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Map lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Personal lights (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-55
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56
Trunk light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56
HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver (if so equipped) . . . 2-57
Programming HomeLink姞 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-57
Programming HomeLink姞 for Canadian
customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
Operating the HomeLink姞 Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
Programming trouble-diagnosis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
Clearing the programmed information . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59
Reprogramming a single HomeLink姞 button . . . . . 2-60
If your vehicle is stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-60
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COCKPIT
SSI0670
1. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF switch
(P. 5-53)
4. Instrument brightness control switch
(P. 2-36)
2. Trunk lid release switch (P. 3-18)
5. TRIP/RESET switch for twin trip odometer
(P. 2-5)
3. Sonar system off switch (if so equipped)
(P. 5-48)
6. Headlight, fog light and turn signal switch
(P. 2-32)
7. Paddle shifter (if so equipped) (P. 5-14)
8. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(left side)
— ENTER or tuning switch (P. 4-83)
— BACK switch (P. 4-83)
— TALK switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-109)/Phone switch (if so equipped)
(P. 4-85)
— Volume control switches (P. 4-83)
— Source select switch (P. 4-83)
9. Trip computer switch (P. 2-24)
10. Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-30)
11. Steering-wheel-mounted controls
(right side)
— Cruise control switches (P. 5-19)
— Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
switches (if so equipped) (P. 5-21)
12. Hood release handle (P. 3-17)
13. Intelligent Key port (P. 5-10)
14. Electric tilting/telescopic steering wheel
lever (if so equipped) (P. 3-23)
15. Manual tilting/telescopic steering wheel
lever (if so equipped) (P. 3-23)
16. Steering wheel
— Horn (P. 2-38)
— Driver supplemental air bag (P. 1-40)
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
7. Center display (P. 4-2)/Navigation
system* (if so equipped)
8. Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 2-37)
9. Front passenger supplemental air bag
(P. 1-40)
10. Fuse box cover (P. 8-19)
11. Parking brake
(for Automatic Transmission models)
— Parking (P. 5-18)
12. Push-button ignition switch (P. 5-7)
13. Automatic climate control system
(P. 4-28)
14. Cigarette lighter and ashtray
(if so equipped) (P. 2-42) or storage box
(if so equipped) (P. 2-47)
— Power outlet (if so equipped) (P. 2-41)
15. Parking brake (for Manual Transmission
models)
— Parking (P. 5-18)
SSI0671
1. Side ventilator (P. 4-27)
2. Meters and gauges (P. 2-4)
3. Center ventilator (P. 4-27)
4. Audio system (P. 4-39)
5. Clock (P. 2-40)
6. Center multi-function control panel
— Navigation system* (if so equipped)
— Vehicle information and setting buttons
(P. 4-7)
— Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
(P. 4-85)
— Audio system (P. 4-39)
16. Heated seat switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-38)
17. SNOW mode switch (if so equipped)
(P. 2-40)
18. Rear window and outside mirror (if so
equipped) defogger switch (P. 2-32)
19. Glove box lid release handle (P. 2-45)
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METERS AND GAUGES
20. Trunk release power cancel switch
(P. 3-19)
*: Refer to the separate Navigation System
Owner’s Manual.
SIC4288
1. Tachometer (P. 2-6)
2. Warning/Indicator lights (P. 2-11)
3. Speedometer (P. 2-5)
4. Engine coolant temperature gauge
(P. 2-6)
5. Dot matrix liquid crystal display/
Odometer/twin trip odometer (P. 2-19)
6. Fuel gauge (P. 2-7)
*: The needle indicators in the speedometer, tachometer, engine coolant temperature gauge
and fuel gauge may move slightly after the
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ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK position. This is not a malfunction.
SIC4289
SIC3259
Speedometer
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates vehicle speed in
miles per hour (MPH) and kilometers per hour
(km/h).
Odometer/twin trip odometer
Odometer/twin trip odometer
1 and twin trip odometer 䊊
2 are
The odometer 䊊
displayed on the dot matrix crystal display
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
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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Changing the display :
3 at the
Pushing the TRIP A/B RESET switch 䊊
bottom left of the combination meter panel
changes the display as follows:
TRIP A → TRIP B → TRIP A
Resetting the trip odometer :
3 for more
Pushing the TRIP A/B RESET switch 䊊
than 1 second resets the trip odometer to zero.
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.)
SIC4290
TACHOMETER
The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). Do not rev the engine
1 .
into the red zone 䊊
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.
SIC4291
ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE
GAUGE
The gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature.
The engine coolant temperature is within the
normal range when the gauge needle points
1 shown in the illustration.
within the zone 䊊
The engine coolant temperature varies with the
outside air temperature and driving conditions.
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There will be a small reserve of fuel in the tank
when the fuel gauge needle reaches “E”.
CAUTION
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.
indicates that the fuel-filler door is
The
located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
CAUTION
SIC4292
FUEL GAUGE
The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level
in the tank.
● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the
malfunction indicator light (MIL) may come
on. Refuel as soon as possible. After a few
light should turn off.
driving trips, the
If the light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by an
INFINITI retailer.
● For additional information, see “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” later in this section.
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).
appears on the dot
The low fuel warning
matrix liquid crystal display when the fuel tank
is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the gauge reaches “E”.
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COMPASS (if so equipped)
your everyday route. The compass will be calibrated once it has tracked 3 complete circles.
To turn on and off the compass manually, push
A while the ignition switch is
switch 䊊
the
in the ON position.
SIC3181
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
B will indicate
position, the compass display 䊊
the direction of the vehicle’s heading.
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
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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:
SIC0611B
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.
switch repeatedly until
3. Push the
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.
● If the compass deviates from the correct
indication soon after repeated adjustment,
have the compass checked at an INFINITI
retailer.
● The compass may not indicate the correct
compass point in tunnels or 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.)
Zone map
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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)*
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system warning light (orange)*
Front passenger air bag status light
Intelligent Key warning light
High beam indicator light
Low tire pressure warning light
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Master warning light
Security indicator light
Preview Function warning light (orange)*
Slip indicator light
Seat belt warning light
Small light indicator light (green)
Charge warning light
Supplemental air bag warning light
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Engine oil pressure warning light
Automatic transmission position indicator light*
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
indicator light
4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) warning
light*
Front fog light indicator light
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. The following lights
will come on (if so equipped):
,
,
or
,
,
,
,
,
*: if so equipped
The following lights come on briefly and then go
off (if so equipped):
,
,
or
,
,
,
,
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 retailer.
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.)
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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 “ALL-WHEEL 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 speed and have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as
soon as possible.
● If the AWD warning light blinks on when you
are driving:
– 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.
Automatic transmission
check warning light (if so
equipped)
– blinks slowly (about once every 2 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.
● If the warning light is still on after the above
operations, have your vehicle checked by an
INFINITI retailer 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 retailer.
If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock
function is turned off. The brake system then
operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance. (See “BRAKE SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.)
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 retailer check and
repair the transmission.
or
Brake warning
light
This light functions for both the parking brake
and the foot brake systems.
Parking brake indicator :
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:
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1. Check the brake fluid level. If brake fluid is
necessary, add fluid and have the system
checked by your INFINITI retailer. (See
“BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID” in the “8.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)
● 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.
the steering system. Push the ignition switch to
the OFF position and then to the ON position. If
the light does not turn off after cycling the
engine, have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
warning system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
● 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 retailer.
For further information about the 4 Wheel Active
Steer system, see “4 WHEEL ACTIVE STEER
(4WAS) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
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 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 retailer promptly. (See
“Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light”
earlier in this section.)
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.
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 retailer immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the alternator belt is
loose, broken or missing.
4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS)
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 4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) portion of
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the 4
Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) function will cease
but driving can be continued. However, the
steering wheel is slightly turned even when
driving on a straight road. Drive carefully to the
nearest INFINITI retailer.
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 retailer
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.)
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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 retailer.
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 retailer for repair as soon as
possible.
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.
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
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.
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 the 1
minute. Have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
For additional information, see “TIRE PRESSURE
MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.
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
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WARNING
● If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch pushed ON, have the vehicle
checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as
possible.
● If the light illuminates 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.
● 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 the 1 minute. Contact your
INFINITI retailer 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.
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/trunk open warning
See “DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY”
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, 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 retailer.
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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.
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 supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag, curtain side-impact air bag
systems and/or pretensioner seat belt are operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the
supplemental front air bag, supplemental side
air bag, supplemental curtain side-impact air
bag and pretensioner seat belt needs servicing
and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest
INFINITI retailer.
● 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.
Unless checked and repaired, the Supplemental
Restraint Systems and/or the pretensioner seat
belt may not function properly.
For additional information, see “SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on,
it could mean that the supplemental front air
bag, supplemental side air bag, curtain sideimpact air bag systems and/or pretensioner
seat belt will not operate in an accident. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others, have your
vehicle checked by a retailer as soon as
possible.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Automatic Transmission (AT)
position indicator light (if so
equipped)
When the ignition switch is pushed to the “ON”
position, the indicator shows the automatic
selector position.
In the manual shift mode, when the transmission does not shift to the selected gear due to a
transmission protection mode, the AT position
indicator light will blink and a chime will sound.
See “AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section for further details.
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Front fog light indicator light
The front fog light indicator light illuminates
when the front fog lights are on. (See “FOG
LIGHT SWITCH” later in this 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.
High beam indicator light
This light comes on when the headlight high
beam is on and goes out when the low beam is
selected.
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.
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI retailer. You
do not need to have your vehicle towed to
the retailer.
● 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:
light should
After a few driving trips, the
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.)
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 fuel-filler cap. If
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten
or install the cap and continue to drive the
light should turn off after
vehicle. The
light does
a few driving trips. If the
not turn off after a few driving trips, have the
a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72
km/h).
b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
c) Avoid steep uphill grades.
d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo
being hauled or towed.
The malfunction indicator light may stop
blinking and remain on.
Have the vehicle inspected by an INFINITI
retailer. You do not need to have your vehicle
towed to the retailer.
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.
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Security indicator light
The light blinks when the ignition switch is in
the ACC, OFF or 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 or
the traction control system is operating, thus
alerting the driver that the vehicle is nearing its
traction limits. The road surface may be slippery.
Small light indicator light
(green)
The small light indicator light illuminates when
the front clearance lights, instrument panel
lights, rear combination lights and license plate
lights are on. The indicator light turns off when
is turned off.
the
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
The light flashes when the turn signal switch
lever or hazard switch is turned on.
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
and traction control system are 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 fail-safe mode is operating, for example the vehicle dynamic control system may not be functioning properly.
Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer.
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
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 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
or
opened with the light switch in the
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
The parking brake reminder 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.
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DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
Brake pad wear warning
For details about the automatic transmission
position indicator, see “INDICATOR LIGHTS” earlier in this section. For details about the ICC
system, see “INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL
(ICC) SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and driving”
section. For the details about the Intelligent Key
system, see “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” in the
“3. Pre-driving checks and adjustments”
section.
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. This scraping sound
will first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the warning
sound is heard.
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1 is
The dot matrix liquid crystal display 䊊
located between the tachometer and the speedometer, and it displays the automatic transmission position indicator (if so equipped), the
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system (if so
equipped) information, the Intelligent Key operation information and other warnings and
information.
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INDICATORS FOR OPERATION
1. Engine start operation indicator
(Automatic Transmission models)
This indicator appears when the selector lever
is in the P (Park) position.
4. Intelligent Key removal indicator
This indicator appears when the driver’s door is
opened with the ignition switch in the OFF or
LOCK position and the Intelligent Key placed in
the Intelligent Key port. A key reminder chime
also sounds.
This indicator means that the engine will start
by pushing the ignition switch with the brake
pedal depressed.
If this indicator appears, remove the Intelligent
Key from the Intelligent Key port and take it with
you when leaving the vehicle.
2. Steering lock release malfunction
indicator
5. NO KEY warning
This indicator appears when the steering wheel
cannot be released from the LOCK position.
If this indicator appears, push the push-button
ignition switch while lightly turning the steering
wheel right and left.
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.
No key inside the vehicle :
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. Predriving checks and adjustments” section for
more details.
6. SHIFT “P” warning (Automatic
Transmission models)
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. Predriving checks and adjustments” section.)
7. “PUSH” warning (Automatic
Transmission models)
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. Engine start operation indicator
(Manual Transmission models)
This indicator means that the engine will start
by pushing the ignition switch with the clutch
pedal depressed.
10. Parking brake release warning
12. Low washer fluid warning
16. Cruise indicator
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-it-yourself” section.)
Cruise main switch indicator :
13. Door/trunk open warning (ignition
switch is in the ON position)
This warning appears if any of the doors and/or
the trunk lid are open or not closed securely.
The vehicle icon indicates which door or the
trunk lid is open on the display.
14. “Time to rest” indicator
This warning appears when the vehicle speed is
above 4 MPH (7 km/h) and the parking brake is
applied.
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.)
11. Low fuel warning
15. Low outside temperature 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.
This warning appears if the outside temperature
is below 37°F (3°C). The warning can be set not
to be displayed. (See “TRIP COMPUTER” later in
this section.)
There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the
tank when the fuel gauge reaches the empty (E)
position.
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 retailer.
See “CRUISE CONTROL” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section for details.
17. 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.
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INDICATORS FOR MAINTENANCE
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. Monitor, climate, audio,
phone and voice recognition systems” section.)
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TRIP COMPUTER
Switches for the trip computer are located on
the right side of the combination meter panel.
To operate the trip computer, push the side or
front of the switches as shown above.
A
䊊
switch
B
䊊
switch
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, modes of the trip computer can be
A .
switch 䊊
selected by pushing the
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A is pushed, the
Each time the
switch 䊊
display will change as follows:
Current fuel consumption → Average fuel consumption and speed → Elapsed time and trip
odometer → Distance to empty (dte) → Outside
air temperature (ICY) → Setting → Warning check
1. Current fuel consumption
The current fuel consumption mode shows the
current fuel consumption.
Speed :
4. Distance to empty (dte — mls or km)
The average speed mode shows the average
vehicle speed since the last reset. Resetting is
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.
done by pushing the
B for longer
switch 䊊
than 1 second. (The average fuel consumption is
also reset at the same time.)
The display is updated every 30 seconds. The
first 30 seconds after a reset, the display shows
“——”.
2. Average fuel consumption (MPG or
l (liter)/100 km) and speed (MPH or
km/h)
3. Elapsed time and trip odometer
(mls or km)
Fuel consumption :
The average fuel consumption mode shows the
average fuel consumption since the last reset.
switch
Resetting is done by pushing the
B
䊊 for longer than 1 second. (The average speed
is also reset at the same time.)
The elapsed time mode shows the time since
the last reset. The displayed time can be reset
The display is updated every 30 seconds. At
about the first 1/3 mile (500 m) after a reset, the
display shows “——”.
Elapsed time :
by pushing the
B for longer than
switch 䊊
1 second. (The trip odometer is also reset at the
same time.)
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.
Trip odometer :
The trip odometer mode shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven since the last
reset. Resetting is done by pushing the
B for longer than 1 second. (The
switch 䊊
elapsed time is also reset at the same time.)
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5. Outside air temperature (ICY — °F
or °C)
Push the
The outside air temperature is displayed in °F or
°C in the range of ⫺22 to 131°F (⫺30 to 55°C).
ALERT :
The outside air temperature mode includes a
low temperature warning feature. If the outside
air temperature is below 37°F (3°C), the warning
is displayed on the screen.
● BACK
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.
● TIME TO REST
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.
A and
B are
switch 䊊
switch 䊊
The
used in the setting mode to select and decide a
menu.
SKIP :
A to move to the
switch 䊊
Push the
warning check mode.
switch
B
䊊
to select other
● OIL FILTER
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for replacing the oil filter.
menus.
There are 3 submenus under the alert menu.
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
Select this submenu to specify when the
“time to rest” indicator activates.
● ICY
● TIRE
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for replacing tires.
● OTHER
Select this submenu and set or reset the
distance for replacing items other than the
engine oil, oil filter and tires.
DISPLAY :
There are 3 submenus under the display menu.
Select this submenu to display the low outside temperature warning.
● BACK
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
MAINTENANCE :
There are 5 submenus under the maintenance
menu.
● LANGUAGE
Select this submenu to choose English or
French for display.
● BACK
Select this submenu to return to the top
page of the setting mode.
● UNIT
● ENGINE OIL
Select this submenu to set or reset the
distance for changing the engine oil.
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Select this submenu to choose the unit from
MPG or l/100 km.
SECURITY SYSTEMS
7. Warning check
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.
SKIP :
A to move to the
switch 䊊
Push the
warning check mode.
Push the
menus.
switch
B
䊊
to select other
DETAIL :
This item is available only when a warning is
displayed.
Select this menu to see the details of warnings.
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Your vehicle has two types of security systems,
as follows:
● Vehicle security system
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
retailer may also offer such equipment. Check
with your insurance company to see if you may
be eligible for discounts for various theft protection features.
● INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System
The security condition will be shown by the
security indicator light.
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audio alarm signals if someone opens the
doors, hood, or trunk lid when the system is
armed. It is not, however, a motion detection
type system that activates when a vehicle is
moved or when a vibration occurs.
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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 pre-armed.
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.
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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 trunk lid 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 trunk. 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 1 minute. However, the alarm
reactivates if the vehicle is tampered with
again.
The alarm is activated by:
● Unlocking the door or opening the trunk lid
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 by unlocking a door by
pushing the unlock button on the Intelligent
Key, the door handle request switch or using
the mechanical key. The alarm will not stop if
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 retailer.
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INFINITI VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM
If the light still remains on and/or the engine will
not start, see an INFINITI retailer for INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System service as soon as
possible. Please bring all Intelligent Keys that
you have when visiting an INFINITI retailer for
service.
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 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;
(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 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.
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WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SWITCH
The windshield wiper and washer operates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position.
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer solution
may freeze on the windshield and obscure your
vision which may lead to an accident. Warm
windshield with the defroster before you wash
the windshield.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
following speed:
1 Intermittent — intermittent operation can be
䊊
A
adjusted by turning the knob toward 䊊
B (Faster). When the speed
(Slower) or 䊊
sensing wiper interval function is turned on,
the intermittent operation speed varies in
accordance with the vehicle speed. (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.
CAUTION
● Do not operate the washer continuously for
more than 30 seconds.
● Do not operate the washer if the reservoir
tank is empty.
SIC3238
Type A
● 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.
2 Low — continuous low speed operation
䊊
3 High — continuous high speed operation
䊊
4 to have one sweep
Push the lever up 䊊
● 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.
operation of the wiper.
SIC4281
5 to operate the
Pull the lever toward you 䊊
washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
times.
Type B
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The rain sensor sensitivity level can be adjusted
2 (High)
by turning the knob toward the front 䊊
3 (Low).
or toward the rear 䊊
● When the windshield glass is coated with
water repellent, the speed of the rainsensing auto wipers may be higher even
though the amount of the rainfall is small.
● Low — Low sensitive operation
● Be sure to turn off the rain-sensing auto wiper
system when you use a car wash.
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.
● Using genuine wiper blades is recommended
for proper operation of the rain-sensing auto
wiper system. (See “WINDSHIELD WIPER
BLADES” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section for wiper blade replacement.)
● High — High sensitive operation
CAUTION
SIC4190
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
1 . The
the lever down to the AUTO position 䊊
wiper will sweep once while the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
Do not touch the rain sensor and around it when
the wiper switch is in the AUTO 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
AUTO 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.
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REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR
DEFROSTER SWITCH
HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
XENON HEADLIGHTS
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 retailer.
SIC3239
Type A
To defog/defrost the rear window glass and
outside mirrors (if so equipped), start the en1 on. The indicator
gine and push the switch 䊊
2 will come on. Push the switch again to
light 䊊
turn the defroster off.
SIC3278
Type B
● 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
retailer and have the headlights adjusted
correctly.
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.
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When the xenon headlight is initially turned on,
its brightness or color varies slightly. However,
the color and brightness will soon stabilize.
● 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 retailer.
SIC3267
SIC3268
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
Autolight system (if so equipped)
Lighting
The autolight system allows the headlights to
be set so they turn on and off automatically.
1 Turn the switch to the
䊊
position:
The front park, side marker, tail, license
plate and instrument lights will come on.
2 Turn the switch to the
䊊
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 䊊
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
or
position.
to the OFF,
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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.
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
“Light Off Delay” in the “4. Monitor, climate,
audio, phone and voice recognition systems”
section.
SAA0642A
Be sure not to put anything on top of the photo
A located on the top of the instrument
sensor 䊊
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 the
䊊
neutral position as shown.
䊊
2
To select the high beam, push the lever
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
䊊
headlight high beam even when the headlight switch is in the OFF position.
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Battery saver system
A chime will sound when the driver side door is
or
opened with the light switch in the
position and the ignition switch 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.
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.
Daytime running light system
(Canada only)
WARNING
For Coupe models, 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 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. Turn the
position or in the
position for full
headlight switch to the
illumination when driving at night.
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.
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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 䊊
1 moves to
instrument panel lights. The bar 䊊
the + side. When reaching the maximum bright2 .
ness, “MAX” appears on the display 䊊
B to dim the instrument
Push the lower switch 䊊
1 moves to the ⫺ side.
panel lights. The bar 䊊
When reaching the minimum brightness, “MIN”
3 . However, “MIN”
appears on the display 䊊
does not appear during the nighttime.
SIC3257
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 side or front of the
switch or
switch on the right side of the combination meter panel is pushed.
SIC3270
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER SWITCH
SIC3271
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
1 Turn signal
䊊
SIC3272
FOG LIGHT SWITCH
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
To turn the fog lights on, turn the headlight
position, then turn the
switch to the
position. To turn them off,
switch to the
turn the switch to the OFF position.
2 Lane change signal
䊊
The headlights must be on for the fog lights to
operate.
To indicate a lane change, move the lever up or
down to the point where lights begin flashing.
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 hazard
warning flasher lights are on.
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HORN
HEATED SEATS (if so equipped)
The flasher can be actuated with the ignition
switch in any position.
WARNING
Do not use or allow occupants to use the seat
heater if you or the occupants cannot monitor
elevated seat temperatures or have an inability
to feel pain in body parts that contact the seat.
Use of the seat heater by such people could
result in serious injury.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of the
hazard warning flasher switch while driving.
CAUTION
SIC3312
● The battery could run down if the seat heater
is operated while the engine is not running.
To sound the horn, push the center pad area of
the steering wheel.
● Do not use the seat heater for extended periods or when no one is using the seat.
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.
● Do not put anything on the seat which insulates heat, such as a blanket, cushion, seat
cover, etc. Otherwise, the seat may become
overheated.
● 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 heater.
● Any liquid spilled on the heated seat should
be removed immediately with a dry cloth.
● When cleaning the seat, never use gasoline,
thinner, or any similar materials.
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3. To turn off the heater, return the knob to
3 . Make sure that the
the OFF position 䊊
indicator light turns off.
● If any abnormalities are found or the heated
seat does not operate, turn the switch off
and have the system checked by an INFINITI
retailer.
The heater is controlled by a thermistor,
automatically turning the heater on and off.
The indicator light will remain on as long as
the switch is on.
When the vehicle’s interior is warmed, or
before you leave the vehicle, be sure to turn
off the switch.
SSS0911
The front seats are warmed by built-in heaters.
The switches located on the center console can
be operated independently of each other.
1. Start the engine.
A to the right 䊊
1
2. Turn the control knob 䊊
and select the desired heat range.
● For high heat, turn the knob to the right
1 .
䊊
2 .
● For low heat, turn the knob to the left 䊊
B will illuminate when
● The indicator light 䊊
the heater is on.
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SNOW MODE SWITCH (if so equipped)
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) OFF
SWITCH
CLOCK
SSD0351
SIC1881
SIC3325
For driving or starting the vehicle on snowy
roads or slippery areas, turn on the SNOW
mode switch. The indicator light on the switch
will illuminate. When the SNOW mode is activated, engine output is controlled to avoid
wheel spin.
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most
driving conditions.
If the power supply is disconnected, the clock
will not indicate the correct time. Readjust the
time.
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.
ADJUSTING THE TIME
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
indicator will illuminate.
switch. The
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. (See “VEHICLE
DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) SYSTEM” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.)
1. To set the clock forward, push the button
1 .
䊊
2. To set the clock backward, push the but2 .
ton 䊊
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, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.
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POWER OUTLET
● 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.
SIC4302
Automatic transmission models
SIC4316
Automatic transmission models
● 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 cap. Do
not allow water to contact the outlet.
The power outlet is located in the center console and storage box (if so equipped).
CAUTION
● 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.
SIC4303
● Use power outlet with the engine running to
avoid discharging the vehicle battery.
Manual transmission models
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CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND ASHTRAYS (if so
equipped)
CAUTION
● The cigarette lighter socket is a power
source for the cigarette lighter element only.
The use of the cigarette lighter socket as a
power source for any other accessory is not
recommended.
● Do not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter.
SIC3219
FRONT
To open the ashtray lid, push the lid down and
1 .
release it 䊊
2 .
To empty the ashtray, pull out 䊊
SIC2570
REAR
1 .
To open the ashtray lid, pull 䊊
2 , and pull
To empty the ashtray, push down 䊊
out.
The cigarette lighter operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
3 , then release
Push the lighter in all the way 䊊
it. When the lighter is heated, it will spring out.
Return the lighter to its original position after
use.
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STORAGE
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.
SIC4304
SIC3925
Automatic transmission models — Front
1 .
To open the cup holder, push the lid 䊊
A will be folded down when inserting
The flap 䊊
a large container.
Manual transmission models — Front
1 .
To open the cup holder, slide the lid 䊊
2 .
Install the partition plate into the slit 䊊
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Soft bottle holder
CAUTION
● Do not use bottle holder for any other objects that could be thrown about in the vehicle and possibly injure people during sudden braking or an accident.
● Do not use bottle holder for open liquid
containers.
SIC1846B
Rear
SIC3276
Sedan
To open the cup holder, pull the lid.
SIC3462
Coupe
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SIC3246
SUNGLASSES HOLDER
WARNING
Keep the sunglasses holder closed while driving to prevent an accident.
1 .
To open the sunglasses holder, push 䊊
CAUTION
● Do not use for anything other than glasses.
● Do not leave glasses in the sunglasses
holder while parking in direct sunlight. The
heat may damage the glasses.
SIC4306
SIC3469
GLOVE BOX
Automatic transmission models
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to help
prevent injury in an accident or a sudden stop.
1 .
To open the glove box, pull the handle 䊊
To close, push the lid in until the lock latches.
2 /unlock 䊊
3 the glove box, use the
To lock 䊊
mechanical key. For the mechanical key usage,
see “KEYS” in the “3. Pre-driving checks and
adjustments” section.
CONSOLE BOX
To open the console boxes, push up the knob
A and pull up the lid.
䊊
To close, push the lid down until latched.
The inner tray (if so equipped) can be moved to
the front or rear position.
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Removing the console lid (Coupe
model with manual transmission)
To remove the console lid:
A using a screw1. Remove the hinge mask 䊊
driver wrapped with a cloth.
2. Loosen four screws, and remove the lid.
B .
3. Tighten the two outside screws 䊊
A to the
4. Install the removed hinge mask 䊊
original position.
SIC4307
Manual transmission models
SIC3468
Coupe — Manual transmission model
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SIC3928
Type A
SIC3927A
SIC4308
STORAGE BOX (if so equipped)
Type C
CARD HOLDER (if so equipped)
1 as illusTo open, push the storage box lid 䊊
trated.
The card holder is located on or behind the
driver’s or passenger’s sun visor.
Do not place valuable items in the storage box.
To use the card holder, slide the card in the card
holder.
Do not use the storage box as an ashtray.
SIC3929
Type B
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SIC3248
SIC3544
Sedan
Coupe
COAT HOOKS
A to
To use the coat hook, push the hook 䊊
release.
Sedan
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.
SIC3467
STOWING GOLF BAGS (Coupe)
Coupe
CAUTION
Avoid hanging heavy goods on the hook.
Normally, two standard golf bags can be stowed
in the trunk. Insert the top of the golf bag into
1 then put the bag
left side of the trunk room 䊊
2 . Insert the top of the 2nd golf bag
forward 䊊
3 and pull it
into right side of the trunk room 䊊
4 .
in all the way 䊊
In some cases, you may not be able to stow two
golf bags in your vehicle, depending on their
sizes or types.
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WINDOWS
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.
SIC3320
CARGO NET RETAINERS
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
A .
retainers 䊊
CAUTION
Avoid keeping heavy objects in the net.
SIC3317
TRUNK NET FOR EXTRA WINDOW
WASHER FLUID (Canada only; if so
equipped)
The trunk net is provided for holding a tank of
extra window washer fluid.
To install the net, place a commercially available tank in the right corner of the trunk and
A .
then attach the hooks to the restrainers 䊊
● 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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SIC3279
Sedan
Main power window switch (driver’s
side)
1. Driver side window
2. Front passenger side window
3. Rear left passenger side window (Sedan
only)
4. Rear right passenger side window (Sedan
only)
5. Window lock button
SIC3286A
SIC3241
Coupe
Passenger side power window switch
A or
To open or close the window, push down 䊊
B the switch and hold it. The main
pull up 䊊
switch (driver side switches) will open or close
all the 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.
Locking passengers’ windows
C is pushed in, only the
When the lock button 䊊
driver side window can be opened or closed.
Push it in again to cancel.
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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.
SIC3289
Sedan — Type A
SIC3288
Coupe
Automatic operation (for front door
windows or all door windows)
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.
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.
A light push or pull on the switch will cause the
window to open or close until the switch is
released.
SIC3285
Sedan — Type B
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MOONROOF (if so equipped)
Automatic adjusting function (Coupe)
CAUTION
When the battery cable is removed from the
battery terminal, do not close either of the front
doors. The automatic window adjusting function will not work and the side roof panel may
be damaged.
The power window has an automatic adjusting
function. When the door is being opened, the
window is automatically lowered slightly to
avoid contact between the window and the side
roof panel. When the door is closed, the window
is automatically raised slightly.
While the automatic adjusting function does not
work, the window will be controlled as follows:
● When the door is opened, the window lowers
for approximately 2 seconds.
● While the door is open, the window cannot
be raised.
If the windows do not close
automatically
If the power window automatic function (closing
only) does not operate properly, perform the
following procedure to initialize the power window system.
1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Close the door.
3. Open the window completely 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.
WARNING
● In an accident you could be thrown from the
vehicle through an open moonroof. Always
use seat belts and child restraints.
● 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.
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.
If the power window automatic function does
not operate properly after performing the procedure above, have your vehicle checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
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AUTOMATIC MOONROOF
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.
The moonroof only operates when the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
Auto reverse function
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 seconds, power to the
moonroof is canceled.
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 push
1 side of the moonroof switch
the UP
䊊
and release it; it need not be held. To tilt down
2 side.
the moonroof, push the DOWN
䊊
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.
Sliding the moonroof
If the moonroof cannot be closed automatically
when the auto reverse function activates due to
a malfunction, push and hold the CLOSE
1 side of the moonroof switch.
䊊
To fully open or close the moonroof, push the
1 or OPEN
2 side of the
CLOSE
䊊
䊊
moonroof switch and release it; it need not be
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 moonroof occurs.
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INTERIOR LIGHTS
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
repeatedly pushing the CLOSE
䊊
side of the moonroof switch to tilt the
moonroof up.
1 side
2. Push and hold the CLOSE
䊊
of the moonroof switch.
3. Release the moonroof switch after the
moonroof moves slightly up and down.
2 side of
4. Push and hold the OPEN
䊊
the moonroof switch to fully tilt the moonroof down.
5. Check if the moonroof switch operates
normally.
SIC3249
SIC3250
MAP LIGHTS
PERSONAL LIGHTS (Sedan)
Push the button as illustrated to turn the light
on or off.
Rear
Push the button as illustrated to turn the light
on or off.
If the moonroof does not operate properly after
performing the procedure above, have your
vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer.
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● 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
OFF position
3 , the
When the switch is in the OFF position 䊊
lights will not illuminate, regardless of the
condition.
– 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
SIC3251
INTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
The interior light control switch has three positions: ON, DOOR and OFF.
ON position
1 the map
When the switch is in the ON position 䊊
lights and rear personal lights will illuminate.
DOOR position
2 , the
When the switch is in the DOOR position 䊊
map lights and rear personal lights will illuminate under the following conditions:
● ignition switch is switched to the LOCK
position
– remain on for about 15 seconds.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time with
the engine stopped. This could result in a discharged battery.
– remain on while the door is opened.
When the door is closed, the lights go off.
The lights will also turn off after 15 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.
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 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.
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VANITY MIRROR LIGHTS
TRUNK LIGHT
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 15 minutes when
the lights remain illuminated to prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
The light illuminates when the trunk lid is
opened. When the trunk lid is closed, the light
will turn off.
The light will also turn off after 15 minutes when
the light remains illuminated after the ignition
switch has been pushed to the OFF or LOCK position to prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
SIC2064
Type A
SIC2555A
Type B
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HOMELINK姞 UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER (if
so equipped)
HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver provides a
convenient way to consolidate the functions of
up to three individual hand-held transmitters
into one built-in device.
HomeLink姞 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姞 will retain all programming.
Once HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver is programmed, retain the original transmitter for future programming procedures (Example: new vehicle purchases). Upon sale of the vehicle, the
programmed HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver
buttons should be erased for security purposes.
For additional information, see “PROGRAMMING
HomeLink姞” later in this section.
WARNING
● Do not use HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver
with any garage door opener that lacks
safety stop and reverse features as 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.
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK姞
To program your HomeLink姞 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 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.
● 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姞 Universal
Transceiver.
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5. If the indicator light on HomeLink姞 blinks
rapidly for two seconds and then turns
solid, HomeLink姞 has picked up a “rolling
code” garage door opener signal. You will
need to proceed with the next steps to
train HomeLink姞, completing the programming may require a ladder and another person for convenience.
SIC3612
SIC3613
1. To begin, push and hold the 2 outer
HomeLink姞 buttons (to clear the memory)
A blinks (after 20
until the indicator light 䊊
seconds). Release both buttons.
2. Position the end of the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the
HomeLink姞 surface.
3. Using both hands, simultaneously push
and hold both the HomeLink姞 button you
want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
DO NOT release the buttons until step 4
has been completed.
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.
4. Hold down both buttons until the indicator
light on HomeLink姞 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 the programmed HomeLink姞 button - releasing
when the device begins to activate.
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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姞 button you’ve just
programmed. Push and release the
HomeLink姞 button up to three times to
complete the training.
8. Your HomeLink姞 button should now be
programmed. To program the remaining
HomeLink姞 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姞 buttons.
If you have any questions or are having difficulty programming your HomeLink姞 buttons,
please refer to the HomeLink姞 web site at:
www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515.
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK姞 FOR
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
Prior to 1992, D.O.C. regulations required handheld transmitters to stop transmitting after 2
seconds. To program your hand-held transmitter to HomeLink姞, continue to push and hold
the HomeLink姞 button (note steps 2 through 4
under “Programming HomeLink姞”) 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姞
UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER
HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver (once programmed) may now be used to activate the
garage door, etc. To operate, simply push the
appropriate programmed HomeLink姞 Universal
Transceiver button. The red indicator light will
illuminate while the signal is being transmitted.
PROGRAMMING TROUBLE-DIAGNOSIS
If HomeLink姞 does not quickly learn the handheld transmitter information:
● push and hold both the HomeLink姞 and
hand-held transmitter buttons without interruption.
● position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in
(50 to 127 mm) away from the HomeLink姞
surface. Hold the transmitter in that position
for up to 15 seconds. If HomeLink姞 is not
programmed within that time, try holding
the transmitter in another position - keeping
the indicator light in view at all times.
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).
● replace the hand-held transmitter batteries
with new batteries.
● position the hand-held transmitter with its
battery area facing away from the
HomeLink姞 surface.
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REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE
HOMELINK姞 BUTTON
To reprogram a HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver button, complete the following.
1. Push and hold the desired HomeLink姞
button. Do not release the button until
step 4 has been completed.
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姞 surface.
3. Push and hold the hand-held transmitter
button.
4. The HomeLink姞 indicator light will flash,
first slowly and then rapidly. When the
indicator light begins to flash rapidly,
release both buttons.
The HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver button
has now been reprogrammed. The new device
can be activated by pushing the HomeLink姞
button that was just programmed. This procedure will not affect any other programmed
HomeLink姞 buttons.
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS STOLEN
If your vehicle is stolen, you should change the
codes of any non-rolling code device that has
been programmed into HomeLink姞. Consult the
Owner’s Manual of each device or call the
manufacturer or retailer of those devices for
additional information.
When your vehicle is recovered, you will need to
reprogram the HomeLink姞 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
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Locking with power door lock switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Child safety rear door lock (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Intelligent Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Door locks/unlocks precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Intelligent Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Battery saver system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Remote keyless entry system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . 3-14
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk lid release switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk open request switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Trunk release power cancel switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Opening the fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Manual operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Electric operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Inside mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Vanity mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Automatic drive positioner (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 3-28
Entry/exit function (Automatic Transmission
Sedan models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
Seat synchronization function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Memory storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
System operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
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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 retailer 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.
when registering new keys, be sure to take all
Intelligent Keys that you have to the INFINITI
retailer.
It is possible that the Intelligent Key functions
become canceled. Contact an INFINITI retailer.
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 retailer.
SPA2222
● 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.
1. Intelligent Keys (2 sets)
2. Mechanical keys (inside the Keys) (2 sets)
3. Key number plate (1 set)
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 retailer prior to use
with the Intelligent Key system and INFINITI
Vehicle Immobilizer System of your vehicle.
Since the registration process requires erasing
all memory in the Intelligent Key components
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– 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 140°F (60°C).
– Do not change or modify the Intelligent
Key.
– Do not use a magnet key holder.
CAUTION
– Do not place the Intelligent Key near an
electric appliance such as a television set
or personal computer.
Always carry the mechanical key installed in
the key.
– 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 retailer.
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, glove box and trunk pass-through lid, if
they are equipped with a key cylinder.
See “DOORS” later in this section and “TRUNK
LID” later in this section, “STORAGE” in the “2.
Instruments and controls” section and “SEATS”
in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.
To prevent the glove box and the trunk from
being opened during valet hand-off, follow the
procedures below.
1. Push the trunk release power cancel
switch to the CANCEL side.
2. Remove the mechanical key from the Intelligent Key.
3. Lock the glove box and the trunk passthrough (for Sedan) with the mechanical
key.
4. 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.
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DOORS
See “TRUNK LID” later in this section, “STORAGE” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section and “SEATS” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” 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.
SPA2527
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 the
1 will lock all doors.
front of the vehicle 䊊
● Turning the driver’s door key cylinder once
2 will unlock the
to the rear of the vehicle 䊊
driver’s door. After returning the key to the
3 , turning it to the rear
neutral position 䊊
again within 60 seconds will unlock all
doors.
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● You can switch the lock system to the 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.)
OPENING AND CLOSING WINDOWS
WITH THE MECHANICAL KEY
The driver’s door key operation also allows you
to open and close the window that is equipped
with the automatic open/close function. (See
“POWER WINDOWS” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section).
To open the window, 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 window, 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.
SPA1814
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK KNOB
To lock the door individually, move the inside
1 then close the
lock knob to the lock position 䊊
door.
To unlock, move the inside lock knob to the
2 .
unlock position 䊊
When locking the door without an Intelligent
Key, be sure not to leave the Intelligent Key
inside the vehicle.
SPA2300
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR LOCK
SWITCH
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 lock
1 with the driver’s
switch to the lock position 䊊
or front passenger’s door open, then close the
door.
When locking the door this way, be certain not to
leave the Intelligent Key inside the vehicle.
To unlock the doors including the fuel-filler
door, push the power door lock switch to the
2 .
unlock position 䊊
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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.
These functions help to prevent the Intelligent
Key from being accidentally locked inside the
vehicle.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
● All doors lock automatically when the vehicle speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h).
● All doors unlock automatically when the
ignition switch is placed in the OFF position.
The automatic unlock function can be deactivated or activated. To deactivate or activate the
automatic door unlock system, perform the
following procedure:
3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2,
push and hold the power door lock switch
to the [graphic of open lock] position
(UNLOCK) for more than 5 seconds.
4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
5. The ignition switch must be placed in the
OFF and ON position again between each
setting change.
When the automatic door unlock system is
deactivated, the doors do not unlock when the
ignition switch is placed in the OFF position. To
unlock the door manually, use the inside lock
knob or the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side).
SPA2470
CHILD SAFETY REAR DOOR LOCK
(Sedan)
The child safety rear door lock helps prevent
doors from being opened accidentally, especially when small children are in the vehicle.
1 , the
When the levers are in the lock position 䊊
rear doors can be opened only from the outside.
To disengage, move the levers to the unlock
2 .
position 䊊
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
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INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM
WARNING
● 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.
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 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.
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.
The Intelligent Key system can operate all the
doors and the trunk lid 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.
● When in possession of wireless equipment,
such as a cellular telephone, transceiver,
and CB radio.
Be sure to read the following before using the
Intelligent Key system.
● When operating near a location where strong
radio waves are transmitted, such as a TV
tower, power station and broadcasting station.
● 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 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.
When the Intelligent Key battery is almost discharged, insert the Intelligent Key into the
Intelligent Key port to start the engine. Replace
the discharged battery with a new one as soon
as possible. For more details, see “PUSHBUTTON IGNITION SWITCH” in the “5. Starting
and driving” section.
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-ityourself” section.
● When the Intelligent Key is placed near an
electric appliance such as a personal computer.
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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.
As many as 4 Intelligent Keys can be registered
and used with one vehicle. For information
about the purchase and use of additional Intelligent Keys, contact an INFINITI retailer.
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 attach the Intelligent Key with a key
holder that contains a magnet.
● 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 retailer.
● 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 140°F (60°C).
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INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATING RANGE
The Intelligent Key functions can only be used
when the Intelligent Key is within the specified
1 .
operating range from the request switch 䊊
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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.
● 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 operating range is within 31.50 in (80 cm)
1 .
from each request switch 䊊
● 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.)
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 and open the
trunk lid.
SPA2407
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 or the trunk, make sure
you carry the key with you and then lock the
doors or the trunk.
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3. Push the door handle request switch
A while
(driver’s or front passenger’s) 䊊
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.
*1: Doors will lock with the Intelligent Key while
the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
SPA2724
INTELLIGENT KEY OPERATION
You can lock or unlock the doors without taking
the key out from your pocket or bag.
SPA2725
When you carry the Intelligent Key with you, you
can lock or unlock all doors by pushing the door
handle request switch (driver’s or front passenA within the range of operation.
ger’s) 䊊
When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk
lid, 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. 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
*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 (drivA once while
er’s or front passenger’s) 䊊
carrying the Intelligent Key with you.
2. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once. The corresponding door and the fuel-filler door will
unlock.
3. Push the door handle request switch
again within 1 minute.
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4. The hazard indicator flashes once and
outside chime sounds once again. All the
doors will unlock.
All doors and the fuel-filler door 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.
● Opening any door
● Pushing the ignition switch
● Inserting the Intelligent Key into the Intelligent Key port.
SPA2404
SPA2564
During this 1-minute time period, if the UNLOCK
button on the Intelligent Key is pushed,
all doors will be locked automatically after
another 1 minute.
Coupe
Opening trunk lid
A for
1. Push the trunk open request switch 䊊
more than 1 second.
2. The trunk will unlatch. An outside chime
will sound four times.
3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
Lockout protection :
To prevent the Intelligent Key from being accidentally locked in the trunk, lockout protection
is equipped with the Intelligent Key system.
SPA2304
Sedan
When the trunk lid is closed with the Intelligent
Key inside the trunk, the outside chime will
sound and the trunk will open.
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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 position,
and
● All doors are closed, and
● The selector lever is in the P (Park) position
(Automatic Transmission models).
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom
Possible cause
Action to take
When pushing the ignition switch to
stop the engine
The SHIFT P warning appears on the
display and the inside warning chime The selector lever is not in the P
sounds continuously (Automatic
(Park) position.
Transmission models).
When opening the driver’s door to
get out of the vehicle
The inside warning chime sounds
continuously.
Shift the selector lever to the P
(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 outside chime sounds 3
times and the inside warning chime
sounds for a few seconds.
The ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position.
Push the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
The SHIFT P warning appears on the
display and the outside chime
sounds continuously (Automatic
Transmission models).
The ignition switch is in the ACC or
Move the selector lever to the P
OFF position and the selector lever is (Park) position and push the ignition
not in the P (Park) position.
switch to the OFF position.
When closing the door with the inside lock knob turned to LOCK
The outside chime sounds for a few
seconds and all the doors unlock.
The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle or trunk.
When pushing the request switch or
LOCK button on the Intelligent Key
to lock the door
The outside chime sounds for a few
seconds.
When closing the door after getting
out of the vehicle
When closing the trunk lid
The outside chime sounds for approximately 10 seconds and the
trunk lid opens.
The Intelligent Key is inside the vehicle or trunk.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
A door is not closed securely.
Close the door securely.
The Intelligent Key is inside the
trunk.
Carry the Intelligent Key with you.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
WARNING
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.
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, fuel-filler
door, activate the panic alarm and open the
windows by pushing the buttons on the Intelligent Key from outside the vehicle.
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 is discharged.
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) from the door.
SPA2100
Before locking the doors, make sure the Intelligent Key is not left in the vehicle.
1. LOCK button
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 retailer.
3. TRUNK button
2. UNLOCK button
4. PANIC button
HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
SYSTEM
When you lock or unlock the doors or the trunk
lid, 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.
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Locking doors and fuel-filler door
1. 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
1 on the
button 䊊
3. Push the LOCK
Intelligent Key.
4. All the doors and fuel-filler door will lock.
5. The hazard indicator flashes twice and the
horn chirps once.
*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. Operate the door
handles to confirm that the doors have been
securely locked.
Unlocking doors and fuel-filler door
2 on the
1. Push the UNLOCK
button 䊊
Intelligent Key once.
2. The hazard indicator flashes once. The driver’s door and fuel-filler door will unlock.
3. Push the UNLOCK
button on the
Intelligent Key again within 1 minute.
4. The hazard indicator flashes once again.
All the doors will unlock.
All doors will be locked automatically unless
one of the following operations is performed
within 1 minute after pushing the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key while the doors are
locked. If during this 1-minute time period, the
UNLOCK button on the Intelligent Key is
pushed, all doors will be locked automatically
after another 1 minute.
● Opening any door
● Pushing the ignition switch
Opening windows
The UNLOCK
button operation also allows you to open the window that is equipped
with the automatic open/close function. (See
“POWER WINDOWS” in the “2. Instruments and
controls” section).
To open the window, push the door UNLOCK
2 on the Intelligent Key for
button 䊊
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 window can also be operated by
turning the mechanical key in a door lock. (See
“DOORS” earlier in this section.)
Opening trunk lid
3 on the
1. Push the TRUNK
button 䊊
Intelligent Key for more than 1 second.
2. The trunk will unlatch.
3. Raise the trunk lid to open the trunk.
Using panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the alarm to call attention as
follows:
4 on the
1. Push the PANIC
button 䊊
key for more than 1 second.
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.)
If the window open operation is stopped in
mid-operation while pushing the UNLOCK
button, release and push the UNLOCK
button again until the window opens
completely.
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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 the
1 is pushed, the hazard
button 䊊
LOCK
indicator flashes twice and the horn chirps
2 is
button 䊊
once. When the UNLOCK
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
button
flashes twice. When the UNLOCK
is pushed, neither the hazard indicator nor the
horn operates.
Hazard indicator and horn mode :
DOOR LOCK
DOOR UNLOCK
TRUNK UNLOCK
Intelligent Key system
(Using door handle or
trunk request switch)
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME twice
HAZARD - once
OUTSIDE CHIME once
HAZARD - none
OUTSIDE CHIME 4 times
Remote keyless entry
system
,
or
(Using
button)
HAZARD - twice
HORN - once
HAZARD - once
HORN - none
HAZARD - none
HORN - none
Hazard indicator mode :
DOOR LOCK
DOOR UNLOCK
TRUNK UNLOCK
Intelligent Key system
(Using door handle or
trunk request switch)
HAZARD - twice
OUTSIDE CHIME none
HAZARD - none
OUTSIDE CHIME none
HAZARD - none
OUTSIDE CHIME none
Remote keyless entry
system
,
or
(Using
button)
HAZARD - twice
HORN - none
HAZARD - none
HORN - none
HAZARD - none
HORN - none
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HOOD
Switching procedure :
To switch the hazard indicator and horn (chime)
1 and UNoperation, push the LOCK
䊊
2 buttons on the Intelligent Key
LOCK
䊊
simultaneously for more than 2 seconds.
● When the hazard indicator mode is set, the
hazard indicator flashes 3 times.
● When the hazard indicator and horn mode is
set, the hazard indicator flashes once and
the horn chirps once.
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1
1. Pull the hood lock release handle 䊊
located below the instrument panel; the
hood will then spring up slightly.
2. Pull the lever 䊊 up at the front of the
hood with your fingertips and raise the
hood.
2
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.
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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TRUNK LID
WARNING
● Do not drive with the trunk lid open. This
could allow dangerous exhaust gases to be
drawn into the vehicle. See “EXHAUST GAS
(carbon monoxide)” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
● Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where they
could be seriously injured. Keep the car
locked, with the trunk closed, when not in
use, and prevent children’s access to Intelligent Keys.
SPA2304
SPA2307
TRUNK LID RELEASE SWITCH
Sedan
A is located on the
The trunk lid release switch 䊊
instrument panel.
To open the trunk lid, push the release switch
down as illustrated. To close, push the trunk lid
down.
You can open the trunk lid with Intelligent Key.
(See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” page 3-7 or
“REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM” earlier in
this section.)
SPA2404
Coupe
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See “KEYS” earlier in this section.
TRUNK OPEN REQUEST SWITCH
To connect the power to the trunk lid, push the
B position.
switch to the ON 䊊
The trunk lid can be opened by pushing the
trunk open request switch when the Intelligent
Key is within the operating range of the trunk
lock/unlock function regardless of the inside
lock knob position. (See “INTELLIGENT KEY SYSTEM” earlier in this section.)
SPA2308
TRUNK RELEASE POWER CANCEL
SWITCH
When the switch located inside the glove box is
A , the power to the trunk
in the OFF position 䊊
lid will be canceled and the trunk lid cannot be
opened by the trunk lid release switch, the
trunk open request switch or the TRUNK button
on the Intelligent Key.
When you have to leave the vehicle with a valet
and want to keep your belongings safe in the
glove box and the trunk, push this switch to OFF
and lock the glove box with the mechanical key.
Then leave the vehicle and the Intelligent Key
with the valet and keep the mechanical key with
you.
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INTERIOR TRUNK LID RELEASE
WARNING
Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing and
becoming locked in the trunk where they could
be seriously injured. Keep the car locked, with
the trunk lid securely latched, when not in use,
and prevent children’s access to Intelligent
Keys.
Releasing from the rear seat
Sedan :
You can access the release handle through the
trunk pass-through (rear seat armrest). (See
“ARMREST” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts
and supplemental restraint system” section.)
To open the trunk lid from the rear seat, pull the
release handle towards front of vehicle until the
lock releases.
Coupe :
SPA2553
Sedan
The interior trunk lid release mechanism allows
opening of the trunk lid in the event that people
become locked inside the trunk or in the event
of the loss of electrical power such as a discharged battery.
Releasing inside the trunk
To open the trunk lid from the inside, pull the
1 until the lock releases and
release handle 䊊
push up on the trunk lid. The release lever is
made of a material that glows in the dark after
a brief exposure to ambient light.
You can access the release handle by folding
the rear seat.
Pull the strap, located at the center bottom of
the seatback, and then fold down the seatback.
(See “REAR SEATS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.)
To open the trunk lid from the rear seat, pull the
release handle towards front of vehicle until the
lock releases.
The handle is located on the back of the trunk
lid as illustrated.
SPA2402
Coupe
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FUEL-FILLER DOOR
OPENING THE FUEL-FILLER DOOR
To open the fuel-filler door, unlock the fuel-filler
door by using one of the following operations,
then push the right side of the door (Sedan) or
push the left side of the door (Coupe).
● Push the door handle request switch with
the Intelligent Key carried with you.
● Push the UNLOCK button on the Intelligent
Key.
SPA2554
● 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.
Sedan
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.
FUEL-FILLER CAP
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.
● Use only an original equipment type fuelfiller cap as a replacement. It has a 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.
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Coupe
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● 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:
– 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 damage.
● Insert the cap straight into the fuel-filler
tube, then tighten until the fuel-filler cap
clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
malfunction
properly may cause the
indicator light (MIL) to illuminate. If the
light illuminates because the fuelfiller cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the velight should turn off after a
hicle. The
light does not
few driving trips. If the
turn off after a few driving trips, have the
vehicle inspected by an INFINITI retailer.
SPA2720
Sedan
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.
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TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING
WARNING
● Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. You could lose control of your vehicle
and cause an accident.
SPA2721
Coupe
A
Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder 䊊
while refueling.
● 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.
SPA2328
MANUAL OPERATION (if so equipped)
Tilt or telescopic operation
1 down and adjust the
Pull the lock lever 䊊
steering wheel up, down, forward or rearward to
the desired position.
Push the lock lever up securely to lock the
steering wheel in place.
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SUN VISORS
CAUTION
● Do not store the main sun visor before storing the extension sun visor.
● Do not pull the extension sun visor forcedly
downward.
1. To block out glare from the front, swing
1 .
down the main sun visor 䊊
2. To block glare from the side, remove the
main sun visor from the center mount and
2 .
swing it to the side 䊊
3 from
3. Draw out the extension sun visor 䊊
the main sun visor to block from further
glare.
SPA2312
ELECTRIC OPERATION (if so equipped)
Tilt or telescopic operation
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.
For more information, see “AUTOMATIC DRIVE
POSITIONER” later in this section.
SIC3451
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MIRRORS
SPA2447
SPA2143
INSIDE MIRROR
Manual anti-glare type
Adjust the height and the angle of the inside
mirror to the desired position.
1 will reduce glare from the
The night position 䊊
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
SPA2450
Automatic anti-glare type
2 when driving in dayUse the day position 䊊
light hours.
WARNING
Use the night position only when necessary,
because it reduces rear view clarity.
The inside mirror is designed so that it automatically changes reflection according to the
intensity of the headlights of the following
vehicle.
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, the
A will illuminate and excessive
indicator light 䊊
glare from the headlights of the vehicle behind
you will be reduced.
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C to make the inside
Push the “䡩” switch 䊊
rearview mirror operate normally. The indicator
D to turn
light will turn off. Push the “I” switch 䊊
the system on.
Adjusting outside mirrors
The outside mirror control switch is located on
the armrest.
E
Do not allow any object to cover the sensors 䊊
or apply glass cleaner on them. Doing so will
reduce the sensitivity of the sensor, resulting in
improper operation.
The outside mirror will operate only when the
ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
Turn the switch right or left to select the right or
1 , then adjust using the conleft side mirror 䊊
2 .
trol switch 䊊
For the compass (if so equipped) operation, see
“COMPASS” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
For the HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver operation, see “HomeLink姞 UNIVERSAL TRANSCEIVER” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
section.
Defrosting outside mirrors (if so
equipped)
SPA2319
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
The outside mirrors will be heated when the
rear window defroster switch is operated.
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.
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VANITY MIRROR
To use the front vanity mirror, pull down the sun
visor and pull up the cover.
SIC2064
SPA1829
Foldable outside mirrors
Type A
Fold the outside mirror by pushing it toward the
rear of the vehicle.
SIC2555A
Type B
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AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER (if so
equipped)
The automatic drive positioner system has three
features:
● When the Intelligent Key is inserted into the
port after the driver’s door is closed.
the “4. Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section.)
● Entry/exit function (Automatic Transmission
Sedan models)
The driver’s seat will not return to the previous
positions if the seat or steering adjusting
switch is operated when the seat is at the exit
position.
Initialize entry/exit function
● Seat synchronization function
● Memory storage
ENTRY/EXIT FUNCTION (Automatic
Transmission Sedan models)
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
LOCK 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.
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.
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.
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
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The seat synchronization function operates under the following conditions:
Cancel or activate seat
synchronization function
● The ignition switch is in the ON position.
For Automatic Transmission models:
● The selector lever is in the P (Park) position
(Automatic Transmission models) or the
parking brake is applied (Manual Transmission models).
SPA2322
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 selector lever must be in the P (Park)
position with the ignition switch in the ACC
position.
● The seatback is raised (Coupe).
For Manual Transmission models:
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.
The parking brake must be applied with the
ignition switch in the ACC position.
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).
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.
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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. Automatic transmission models:
Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
Manual transmission models:
Apply the parking brake.
2. Raise the seatback (Coupe).
3. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.
4. 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 “TILT/TELESCOPIC STEERING”
page 3-23 and “OUTSIDE MIRRORS” earlier in this section.
5. 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 secbutton on the Intelonds, push the
ligent Key. If the indicator light blinks, the
Intelligent Key is linked to that memory
setting.
Push the ignition switch to the OFF position,
button on the Intelliand then push the
gent Key. The driver’s seat, steering wheel and
outside mirrors will move to the memorized
position.
Confirming memory storage
● 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.
Selecting the memorized position
1. Automatic transmission models:
Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
Manual transmission models:
Apply the parking brake.
2. Raise the seatback (Coupe).
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3. Use one of the following methods to move
the driver’s seat, the outside mirrors and
the steering wheel.
● When the adjusting switch for the driver’s
seat and steering column is turned on while
the automatic drive positioner is operating.
● When the driver’s door remains open for
more than 45 seconds and the ignition
switch is not in the ON position.
● Push the ignition switch to the ON position and push the memory switch (1 or 2)
fully for at least 1 second.
● When the memory switch 1 or 2 is not
pushed for at least 1 second.
● When the seatback is folded (Coupe).
● When the seat, steering column and outside
mirrors have already been moved to the
memorized position.
● The seat synchronization function is automatically disabled if the outside mirrors or
steering wheel reaches its maximum adjustment.
● 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 with the indicator light
flashing, and then the light will stay on for
approximately 5 seconds.
For manual transmission models, the memory
positions can be selected even when the engine
is running. In this case, move the shift lever to
the N (Neutral) position and apply the parking
brake. Then, perform step 2.
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).
● When no position is stored in the memory
switch.
● When the parking brake is released (MT
models).
● While the walk-in function operates (Coupe).
● The seat synchronization function will not
operate if the seat is adjusted over one of
the following maximum thresholds:
– Seat sliding: 3.0 in (76 mm)
● When the speed is above 4 MPH (7 km/h)
while the parking brake is applied (MT models).
– Seatback reclining: 9.1 degrees
– Seat lifter (rear side): 0.8 in (20 mm)
To restart the drive positioner system, move
the parking brake to off and on.
● 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).)
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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
Menu options (models with navigation
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
How to select menus on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Vehicle information and settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use STATUS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use brightness control and display
ON/OFF button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
How to use INFO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
How to use SETTING button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Rearview monitor (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
How to read displayed lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
How to park with predicted course lines. . . . . . . . . 4-23
Difference between predicted and actual
distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
How to adjust screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
Ventilators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Automatic climate control (Type A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Automatic climate control (Type B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
Automatic climate control (Type C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34
Operating tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Servicing climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54
DVD (DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC) player
operation (models with navigation system) . . . . . . 4-59
Usb input operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-62
Bluetooth姞 streaming audio
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-66
iPod姞 player operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-71
Music box hard-disk drive (if so equipped) . . . . . . 4-73
Auxiliary input jacks (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . 4-81
Cd/dvd/usb memory care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . 4-82
Steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio . . . . . . 4-83
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Regulatory information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
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Voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87
Connecting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-88
Phone selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-88
Vehicle phonebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-88
Making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-91
Receiving a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-92
During a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-93
Phone setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-93
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-95
Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
(models without navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-96
Regulatory information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-97
Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-97
Voice recognition system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-98
Pairing procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-102
Phonebook registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-103
Making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-103
Receiving a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-104
During a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-104
Phone settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-105
Voice adaptation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-108
INFINITI Voice Recognition system
(models with navigation system). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-109
INFINITI Voice Recognition standard mode . . . . . . 4-109
Using the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-112
INFINITI Voice Recognition alternate
command mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-122
Using the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-128
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-133
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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 retailer. 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 ⫺4°F (⫺20°C)
and above 158°F (70°C)]. Operating this system
under these conditions may result in system
malfunctions.
SAA1523
Models with navigation system
1. “STATUS ” status display button (P. 4-7)
2, 6, 7, 10, 11. For navigation system control
buttons (Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.)
3. INFINITI controller (P. 4-4)
4. “PHONE ” Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone
System button (P. 4-85)
8. “AM·FM·SAT ” band selector button
(P. 4-39)
9. “DISC·AUX ” selector button (P. 4-39)
12. “INFO ” vehicle and navigation information button (P. 4-8)
13. “SETTING ” button (P. 4-12)
OFF ” brightness control and dis5. “
play ON/OFF button (P. 4-7)
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SAA1541
SAA1524
Models with navigation system
Models without navigation system
1. “AUX ” button (P. 4-39)
2. “RADIO AM·FM ” band selector button
(P. 4-39)
3. INFINITI controller (P. 4-4)
OFF ” brightness control and dis4. “
play ON/OFF button (P. 4-7)
5. “INFO ”
(P. 4-8)
vehicle
information
When you use this system, make sure the
engine is running.
If you use the system with the engine not running (ignition ON or ACC) for a long time, it will
use up all the battery power, and the engine will
not start.
button
6. “DISC ” selector button (P. 4-39)
SAA1508
7. “STATUS ” status display button (P. 4-7)
Models without navigation system
8. “SETTING ” button (P. 4-12)
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HOW TO USE INFINITI CONTROLLER
Choose an item on the display using the main
2 (or additional directional
directional buttons 䊊
6 with navigation system) or center
buttons 䊊
3 , and push the ENTER button 䊊
1 for
dial 䊊
operation.
4 before the
If you push the BACK button 䊊
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 BACK
4 and return to the previous screen.
button 䊊
5 functions, refer to the
For the VOICE button 䊊
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models
with navigation system)
CAUTION
● 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 mercury. In case of contact
with skin, wash immediately with soap and
water.
● To clean the display, use a soft, dry cloth. If
additional cleaning is necessary, use a small
amount of neutral detergent with a soft
cloth. 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.
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.
WARNING
● ALWAYS give your full attention to driving.
● Avoid using vehicle features that could distract you. If distracted, you could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident.
● Do not splash any liquid such as water or car
fragrance on the display. Contact with liquid
will cause the system to malfunction.
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SAA2473
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 it. To select the “Audio”
1 on the
settings, touch the “Audio” area 䊊
screen.
2 key to return to the
Touch the “BACK” 䊊
previous screen.
SAA2474
SAA2475
Adjusting an item :
Inputting characters :
1 or ⫺ 䊊
2 key to adjust the
Touch the + 䊊
settings.
1 .
Touch the letter or number 䊊
3 or
Touch the
䊊
the previous or next item.
4 key to move to
䊊
5 or
Touch the
䊊
the previous or next page.
6 key to move to
䊊
There are some options available when inputting characters.
● Uppercase:
Shows uppercase characters.
● Lowercase:
Shows lowercase characters.
● Symbols:
Shows symbols such as the question mark
(?).
● Space:
Inserts a space.
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● Delete:
Deletes the last character that has been
input with one touch. Push and hold to
delete all of the characters.
● OK:
Completes character inputs.
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.
SAA1525
SAA2476
MENU OPTIONS (models with
navigation system)
Available items
The start menu can be displayed using the
menu control switch on the steering-wheelmounted controls.
1. While the MAP or STATUS screen is displayed, push and hold the menu control
switch until the “Menu Options” screen
appears.
2. Highlight the preferred item by tilting the
menu control switch up or down, and then
push the menu control switch to select it.
These items are for the navigation system. See
the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual for details.
Destination/Route :
Info :
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 SETTING button.
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VEHICLE INFORMATION AND SETTINGS
HOW TO SELECT MENUS ON THE
SCREEN
Vehicle functions are viewed on the display
screen in menus. To select each key item,
highlight the preferred item using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
SAA2477
Models with navigation system
SAA1510
Models without navigation system
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.
1. Header:
Shows the path used to get to the current
screen.
2. Menu Selections:
Shows the options to choose within that
menu screen.
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. Menu Items Counter:
Shows the total number of items listed
across all pages for the current menu.
5. Footer/Information Line:
Provides more information (if available) about
the menu selection currently highlighted.
HOW TO USE STATUS 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 repeatedly.
Audio and Climate control system → Audio and
fuel economy → Audio and Navigation system
(if so equipped)
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.
The display brightness can also be adjusted
using the brightness UP button (+) or brightness DOWN button (⫺) .
OFF” button for more
Push and hold the “
than 2 seconds to turn the display off. Push the
button again to turn the display on.
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HOW TO USE INFO BUTTON
Vehicle information display
The display screen shows vehicle and navigation (if so equipped) information for your convenience.
1. Push the INFO button on the control panel.
2. Select an item from the INFO menu.
3. After viewing or adjusting the information
on the following screens, push the BACK
button to return to the INFO menu.
The information shown on the screen should be
a guide to determine the condition of the vehicle. See the following for details.
See the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual for the following items:
● Where am I?
● Traffic Info
SAA2478
Models with navigation system
● Weather Info
● Map Update
● Navigation Version
SAA1511
Models without navigation system
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Fuel Economy information
The distance to empty, average fuel economy
and current fuel economy will be displayed for
reference.
To reset the average fuel economy (Avg Fuel
Econ), select the “Reset Fuel Eco” or “Reset”
key.
If the “Fuel Eco History” or “View” key is
selected, the average fuel consumption history
will be displayed in graph form along with the
average for the previous Reset-to-Reset period.
SAA2479
SAA2720
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 vehicle information display. This is due to the timing difference in updating the information and does not
indicate a malfunction.
SAA2480
Models with navigation system
SAA2721
Models without navigation system
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Maintenance information
The maintenance intervals can be displayed for
the engine oil, oil filter, tire and other reminders.
To set a maintenance interval, select a preferred
item from the list.
You can also set to display a message to remind
you that the maintenance needs to be performed.
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SAA1554
SAA2482
Models with navigation system
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The following example shows how to set the
engine oil maintenance information. Use the same
steps to set the other maintenance information.
1. Set the interval (mileage) of the maintenance schedule. To determine the recommended maintenance interval, refer to
your “INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide”.
2. To display the reminder automatically
when the desired distance is reached,
select the “Reminder” key.
3. Reset the driving distance to the new
maintenance schedule.
4. To return to the previous screen, push the
BACK button.
The unit can be converted between “US” and
“Metric”. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING BUTTON”
later in this section.)
Models without navigation system
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The Reminder will be automatically displayed
when the specified distance has been driven
and every time the ignition switch is pushed to
the ACC or ON position. The reminder will not
appear while driving.
Select the “OK” key to hide the reminder for the
rest of the current drive.
To stop the reminder from appearing, perform
one of the following actions:
● Select the “Reset Distance”.
SAA2619
Models with navigation system
● Deactivate the “Reminder”.
● Increase the “Interval” distance to be more
than the current distance being tracked.
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Others information (models with
navigation system)
The Others information display will appear
when pushing the INFO button and selecting the
“Others” key.
GPS Position :
For the details of this item, see the separate
Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Voice Recognition :
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For the details of this item, see “INFINITI VOICE
RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation
system)” later in this section.
Models without navigation system
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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.
SAA2484
SAA2485
Models with navigation system
Models with navigation system
SAA2604
SAA2740
Models without navigation system
Models without navigation system
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Audio settings
Driver’s Audio Stage (if so equipped) :
The display as illustrated will appear when
pushing the SETTING button and selecting the
“Audio” key.
When this feature is turned to 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 type of
music that is played. For some music, it may be
difficult to realize the effect of this feature.
Bass/Treble/Balance/Fade :
To adjust the speaker tone quality and sound
balance, select the “Bass”, “Treble”, “Balance”
or “Fade” key and adjust it with the INFINITI
controller.
These items can also be adjusted by pushing
and turning the AUDIO knob.
Speed Sensitive Vol. :
The audio system’s volume is increased with
the vehicle speed. Select the “Speed Sensitive
Vol.” and adjust the effect level with the INFINITI
controller. The Speed Sensitive Volume function
is turned off when the level is set to OFF.
Increasing the value will cause the volume to
increase faster with vehicle speed.
Precision Phased Audio (if so equipped) :
When this item is turned to ON, super high pitch
sound and super low pitch sound are emphasized and midrange sound is played naturally.
DivX姞 Registration Code (models with navigation system) :
The registration code for a device that is used to
download DivX姞 files will be displayed on the
screen. If a disc is loaded or a USB memory is
connected to the audio system, this function
will not be activated.
Phone settings (models with
navigation system)
For details of the “Phone” settings, see
“BLUETOOTH姞 HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)” later in this
section.
Bluetooth姞 settings (for models with
navigation system)
For details of the “Bluetooth姞” settings, see
“BLUETOOTH姞 HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)” later in this
section.
Display Album Cover Art (models with navigation system) :
When this item is turned to ON, the album cover
image is displayed when playing iPod姞 or MP3
music files through a CD, DVD or USB memory.
When the image is not properly embedded in
the file or device, the image will not be displayed.
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Guidance Volume :
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.
Ringtone/Incoming Call/Outgoing Call :
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Volume and Beeps settings (models
with navigation system)
The display as illustrated will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the “Volume & Beeps” key.
Audio Volume :
To increase or decrease the audio volume,
select the “Audio Volume” and adjust it with the
INFINITI controller. You can also adjust the
audio volume by turning the VOLUME control
knob.
For the details of these items, see “BLUETOOTH姞
HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in this section.
Switch Beeps :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear a
beep sound when you use a button.
Guidance Voice :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear
voice guidance in the navigation operation or in
other operations.
NOTE:
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Button Beeps settings (models
without navigation system)
The “Button Beeps” screen will appear when
pushing the SETTING button, selecting the “Button Beeps” key with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button.
Button Beeps :
When this item is turned to ON, you will hear a
beep sound when you use a button.
When the voice guidance is being announced
during audio playback, turning the volume knob
does not adjust the music level; it adjusts the
guidance volume level. If voice guidance is not
being heard, please check the Guidance Volume
level.
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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 finished.
To turn on the screen, set this item to the ON
OFF”
position, or push and hold the “
button.
● Brightness/Contrast/Background Color
To adjust the brightness and contrast of the
screen, select the “Brightness” or “Contrast”
key.
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Display settings (models with
navigation system)
Then, you can adjust the brightness to “Darker”
or “Brighter”, and the contrast to “Lower” or
“Higher” using the INFINITI controller.
The display as illustrated will appear when
pushing the SETTING button and selecting the
“Display” key.
For information on the “Background Color” key,
refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
Display Adjustment :
Color Theme :
To adjust the display settings, select the “Display Adjustment” key. The following settings
are available.
Choose the theme color of the menu screen
from “Black”, “Brown” or “Silver”.
● Display
To turn off the screen, push the ENTER button
and turn the “Display” indicator off. The other
OFF”
method is to push and hold the “
button for more than 2 seconds.
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Display settings (models without
navigation system)
The “Display” screen will appear when pushing
the SETTING button, selecting “Display” key
with the INFINITI controller and pushing the
ENTER button.
Display :
To turn off the screen, push the ENTER button
and turn the “ON” indicator off.
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 finished.
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Clock Format (24h) :
To turn on the screen, set this item to the “ON”
” button.
position or push the “
When this item is turned to ON, the 24-hour
clock is displayed. When this item is not turned
to ON, the 12-hour clock is displayed.
Brightness/Contrast/Background Colour :
To adjust the brightness, contrast and background colour of the screen, select the appropriate “Brightness”, “Contrast” or “Background
Colour” key and push the ENTER button.
Then, you can adjust the brightness to “Darker”
or “Brighter”, and the contrast to “Lower” or
“Higher” using the INFINITI controller. Switch
the background colour to the daytime mode or
the nighttime mode by pushing the ENTER
button.
Offset (hour)/(min) :
Adjust the time by increasing or decreasing per
hour or per minute.
Daylight Saving Time :
Turn this item to ON for daylight saving time
application.
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Clock settings (models with
navigation system)
The display as illustrated will appear when
pushing the SETTING button and selecting the
“Clock” key.
Time Zone :
Choose the time zone from the following
● Pacific
● Mountain
● Central
● Eastern
On-screen Clock :
When this item is turned to ON, a clock is
always displayed in the upper right corner of
the screen.
This clock will indicate the time almost exactly
because it is always adjusted by the GPS system.
● Atlantic
● Newfoundland
● Hawaii
● Alaska
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Comfort settings
The display as illustrated will appear when
pushing the SETTING button and selecting the
“Others” key, and then selecting the “Comfort”
key. This key does not appear on the display
until the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position.
Auto Interior Illumination :
When this item is turned to ON, the interior
lights will illuminate if any door is unlocked.
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SAA3019
Others settings (models with
navigation system)
Models with navigation system
Light Sensitivity :
Adjust the sensitivity of the automatic headlights higher (right) or lower (left).
The Others settings display will appear when
pushing the SETTING button and selecting the
“Others” key.
Lift Steering Wheel on Exit (if so equipped) :
● Voice Recognition
When this item is turned to ON, the steering
wheel moves upward for easy exit if the ignition
switch is in the LOCK 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.
● Camera (if so equipped)
Slide Driver Seat Back on Exit (if so equipped) :
The following items are available:
● Comfort
● Language & Units
● Sonar
● Image Viewer
SAA2739
Models without navigation system
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
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and pushing the ignition switch to the ACC
position, the driver’s seat moves to the previous
position.
Light Off Delay :
Choose the duration of the automatic headlight
off timer from 0, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 and
180 second periods.
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.
Return All Settings to Default :
Select this item and then select “YES” to return
all settings to the default.
Speed Sensing Wiper Interval :
When this item is turned to ON, the wiper
interval is adjusted automatically according to
the vehicle speed.
SAA2490
Selective Door Unlock :
Language & Units settings
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.
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.
When this item is turned to OFF, all the doors
will be unlocked after the door unlock operation
is performed once.
Select Language :
For models with the navigation system, select
the “Others” key to show the “Language &
Units” key.
Select the “Select Language” key. Choose “English”, “Français” or “Español” for your favorite
display appearance.
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Camera settings (if so equipped)
If you select the “Français” key, the French
language will be displayed, so please use the
French Owner’s Manual. To obtain a French
Owner’s
Manual,
see
“OWNER’S
MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.
The “CAMERA” screen will appear when selecting the “Camera” key with the INFINITI controller and pushing the ENTER button.
For the details about the camera system operation, see “REARVIEW MONITOR” later in this
section.
Select Units :
Predictive Course Lines :
Select the “Select Units” key. Choose “US”
(Mile, °F, MPG) or “Metric” (km, °C, L/100 km)
for your favorite display appearance.
Voice Recognition settings (models
with navigation system)
SAA2404
Models with navigation system
When this item is turned to ON, the predicted
course lines will be displayed on the monitor
when the selector/shift lever is in the “R”
(Reverse) position.
For details about the “Voice Recognition” settings, see “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in
this section.
SAA2606
Models without navigation system
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Sonar settings (if so equipped)
The “Sonar” screen will appear when selecting
the “Sonar” key with the INFINITI controller and
pushing the ENTER button.
For the details of the sonar system operation,
see “SONAR SYSTEM” in the “5. Starting and
driving” section.
Sonar Display :
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Models with navigation system
When this item is turned ON, the corner/center
sonar indicator will appear when the parking
sensors detect front or rear obstacles near the
bumper.
Corner Sonar Sensitivity :
Adjust the sensitivity level of the corner sonar
higher (right) or lower (left).
Centre Sonar Sensitivity :
Adjust the sensitivity level of the center sonar
higher (right) or lower (left).
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Image Viewer (models with
navigation system)
The image files in the USB memory will be
displayed. To display the Image Viewer, push
the SETTING button, select the “Other” key and
then select the “Image Viewer” key. The image
of the selected file is displayed on the right side
of the screen.
When a number of folders are included in the
USB memory, select a folder from the list to
display the file list.
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Models without navigation system
Images will not be shown on the display while the
vehicle is in any drive position to reduce driver
distraction. To view images, stop the vehicle in a
safe location and apply the parking brake.
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●
Select the “
file.
●
Full Screen Display :
The full screen display will appear when selecting the “Full Screen Display” key.
To operate the Image Viewer or to change the
settings, select the desired key using the
INFINITI controller.
●
(Start)
Select the “
slideshow.
●
” key to start playing the
(Stop)
Select the “
show.
” key to stop the slide-
” key to display the next
● Only files that meet the following conditions
will be displayed.
– Image type: JPEG
(Previous)
Select the “
ous file.
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Operating tips :
(Next)
– File Extensions: *.jpg, *jpeg
” key to display the previ-
– Maximum Resolution: 2048 × 1536 pixels
Setting the Image Viewer :
– Maximum Size: 2-MB
The Image Viewer setting display will appear
when selecting the “Settings” key on the full
screen display. The following settings are available for the full screen display.
– Colors: 32768 (15-bit)
– Maximum File Name lengths: 253-Bytes
– Maximum Folders: 500
● Slideshow Speed
– Maximum Images per Folder: 1024
Select the “Slideshow Speed” key. From the
following display, select the changing time
from 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds or “No Auto
Change”.
● Slideshow Order
Select the “Slideshow Order” key. From the
following display, select “Random” or “Order List”. For “Order List”, the image order is
the order of the files as stored on the USB
memory.
● If an electronic device (such as a digital
camera) is directly connected to the vehicle
using a USB cable, no image will be displayed on the screen.
● If the file name is too long, some file names
may not be entirely displayed.
● When the total number of characters in the
file name exceeds 100 or if 1 file name in a
directory exceeds 100 characters, all files
will show a shortened 8-character version.
The image will still be displayed when selected.
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REARVIEW MONITOR (if so equipped)
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 rearview camera.
The rearview 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.
WARNING
● The rearview 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 wideangle lens is used. Objects in the RearView
Monitor will appear visually opposite like
ones viewed in the inside and outside
mirrors.
● 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.
CAUTION
There is a plastic cover over the camera. Do not
scratch the cover when cleaning dirt or snow
from the cover.
● Make sure that the back door 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.
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HOW TO READ DISPLAYED LINES
Guiding lines which indicate the vehicle width
and distances to objects with reference to the
A are displayed on the monitor.
bumper line 䊊
Distance guide lines:
Indicate distances from the bumper.
1 : approx. 1.5 ft (0.5 m)
● Red line 䊊
2 : approx. 3 ft (1 m)
● Yellow line 䊊
3 : approx. 7 ft (2 m)
● Green line 䊊
4 : approx. 10 ft (3 m)
● Green line 䊊
5 :
Vehicle width guide lines 䊊
Indicate the vehicle width when backing up.
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6 :
Predicted course lines 䊊
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 park
your car 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 not be
displayed correctly.
● 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
not be displayed correctly. If this occurs,
perform the following procedures.
– Drive the vehicle on a straight road for
more than 5 minutes.
● The displayed lines will appear slightly off to
the right because the rearview camera is not
installed in the rear center of the vehicle.
● 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.
● 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 rearview of the vehicle is displayed
A as illustrated when the
on the screen 䊊
selector lever is moved to the “R” (Reverse) position.
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4. Maneuver the steering wheel to make the
D parallel to
vehicle width guide lines 䊊
C while referring to
the parking space 䊊
the predicted course lines.
5. When the vehicle is parked in the space
completely, move the selector lever to the
P (Park) position (Automatic Transmission
models) or in an appropriate gear (Manual
Transmission models) 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 from the
actual distance between the vehicle and displayed objects.
SAA1898
3. Slowly back up the vehicle adjusting the
steering wheel so that the predicted
B enter the parking space
course lines 䊊
C .
䊊
SAA1899
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 shows 3 ft
A , but the actual 3 ft (1.0
(1.0 m) to the place 䊊
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B . Note that
m) distance on the hill is the place 䊊
any object on the hill is further than it appears
on the monitor.
B . Note that
m) distance on the hill is the place 䊊
any object on the hill is closer than it appears
on the monitor.
SAA1900
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
A , but the actual 3 ft (1.0
(1.0 m) to the place 䊊
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A if the object
when backing up to the position 䊊
projects over the actual backing up course.
HOW TO ADJUST 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 “Display” key
on the screen and 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.
The display of the predicted course lines can be
set to ON or OFF. For details, see “Camera
settings” earlier in this section.
OPERATING TIPS
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SAA1924
Backing up near a projecting object
Backing up behind a projecting object
The predicted course lines 䊊 do not touch the
object in the display. However, the vehicle may
hit the object if it projects over the actual
backing up course.
C is shown further than the
The position 䊊
B in the display. However, the posiposition 䊊
C is actually at the same distance as the
tion 䊊
A . The vehicle may hit the object
position 䊊
A
● 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 is displayed after the selector lever
has been shifted to “R” from another position or to another position from “R”. Objects
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VENTILATORS
may be distorted momentarily until the rearview monitor screen is displayed completely.
● Do not damage the camera as the monitor
screen may be adversely affected.
● When the temperature is extremely high or
low, the screen may not clearly display
objects. This is not a malfunction.
● Do not use wax on the camera window. Wipe
off any wax with a clean cloth dampened
with mild detergent diluted with water.
● 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.
SAA1499
● The screen may flicker under fluorescent
light. This is not a malfunction.
Center ventilators
● 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 wipe with a dry cloth.
SAA1500
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.
SAA0564B
Rear (if so equipped)
Open or close, and adjust the air flow direction
of ventilators.
: This symbol indicates that the vents are
closed.
: This symbol indicates that the vents are
open.
● 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.
SAA2986
Models with navigation system
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.)
SAA2987
Models without navigation system
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You can individually set the driver and front
passenger side temperature using each temperature control button.
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Type A
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
8. “
” fan speed decrease button
” rear window defroster button
9. “
(See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
10. “
” intake air control 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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AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (Type A)
Automatic operation
Cooling and/or dehumidified heating (AUTO) :
This mode may be used all year round. The
system works automatically to control the inside temperature, air flow distribution 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.
● The temperature can be set within the
following range.
– For U.S.: 60 to 90°F (16 to 32°C)
– For Canada: 64 to 90°F (18 to 32°C)
● 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 a malfunction.
● 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:
1. Push the “
” front defroster button.
(The indicator light on the button will
come on.)
2. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
Heating (A/C OFF) :
● To quickly remove ice from the outside of the
windows, push the fan speed increase but” and set it to the maximum
ton “
position.
The air conditioner does not activate in this
mode. When you need to heat only, use this
mode.
● As soon as possible after the windshield is
clean, push the “AUTO” button to return to
the auto mode.
1. Push the “AUTO” button on.
” front defroster button is
● When the “
pushed, the air conditioner will automatically be turned on at outside temperatures
above 23°F (⫺5°C) to defog the windshield,
and the air recirculate mode will automatically be turned off.
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.
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Outside air is drawn into the passenger
compartment to improve the defogging performance.
Manual operation
Automatic intake air control :
Fan speed control :
In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be controlled automatically. To manually control the
intake air, push the intake air control button
”. To return to the automatic con“
trol mode, push the intake air control button
” for about 2 seconds. The indi“
cator lights (both air recirculation and outside
air circulation sides) will flash twice, and then
the intake air will be controlled automatically.
Push the fan speed increase “
” or de” buttons to manually control the
crease “
fan speed.
Push the “AUTO” button to return to automatic
control of the fan speed.
Air recirculation :
Push the intake air control button
” to recirculate interior air inside
“
”
the vehicle. The indicator light on the “
side will come on.
The air recirculation mode cannot be activated
when the air conditioner is in the front defrost”.
ing mode “
Outside air circulation :
Push the intake air control button
” to draw outside air into the
“
passenger compartment. The indicator light on
” side will come on.
the “
Air flow control :
Pushing the “MODE” manual air flow control
button selects the air outlet to:
: Air flows from center and side ventilators.
: Air flows from center and side ventilators and foot outlets.
: Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
: Air flows from defroster and foot outlets.
To turn the system off :
Push the OFF button.
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2. Use the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
● The temperature can be set within the
following range.
– For U.S.: 60 to 90°F (16 to 32°C)
– For Canada: 64 to 90°F (18 to 32°C)
● The temperature of the passenger compartment will be maintained automatically. Air flow distribution and fan speed
will also be controlled automatically.
3. To turn off the climate control system,
push the “OFF” button.
SAA1526
Type B
1. “AUTO” automatic climate control ON
button/Temperature control dial
2. Air flow control button
3. “
” Fan speed control dial
4. “OFF” button
5. “
” front defroster button
” rear window defroster button
6. “
(See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
7. “
” intake air control button
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (Type B)
Automatic operation
Cooling and/or dehumidified heating (AUTO) :
This mode may be used all year round. The
system works automatically to control the inside temperature, air flow distribution 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.)
A visible mist may be seen coming from the
ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a malfunction.
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.
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● 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:
1. Push the “
” front defroster button.
(The indicator light on the button will
come on.)
2. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
● To quickly remove ice from the outside of the
” fan speed conwindows, turn the “
trol dial and set it to the maximum position.
● As soon as possible after the windshield is
clean, push the “AUTO” button to return to
the auto mode.
” front defroster button is
● When the “
pushed, the air conditioner will automatically be turned on at outside temperatures
above 23°F (⫺5°C) 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 :
” fan speed control dial to
Turn the “
manually control the fan speed.
Push the “AUTO” button to return to automatic
control of the fan speed.
Air recirculation :
Push the intake air control button
” to recirculate interior air inside
“
”
the vehicle. The indicator light on the “
side will come on.
Automatic intake air control :
In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be controlled automatically. To manually control the
intake air, push the intake air control button
”. To return to the automatic con“
trol mode, push the intake air control button
” for about 2 seconds. The indi“
cator lights (both air recirculation and outside
air circulation sides) will flash twice, and then
the intake air will be controlled automatically.
Air flow control :
Pushing an air flow control button manually
controls the air flow and selects the air outlet to
the following settings.
: Air flows from center and side ventilators.
The air recirculation mode cannot be activated
when the air conditioner is in the front defrost”.
ing mode “
: Air flows from center and side ventilators and foot outlets.
: Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
Outside air circulation :
Push the intake air control button
” to draw outside air into the
“
passenger compartment. The indicator light on
” side will come on.
the “
: Air flows from defroster and foot outlets.
To turn the system off :
Push the OFF button.
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perature, air flow distribution and fan speed
after the desired temperature is set manually.
To turn off the heater and air conditioner, push
the “OFF” button.
SAA2972
Cooling and dehumidified heating:
1. Push the “AUTO” button.
(The AUTO indicator light will illuminate
and “AUTO” will appear on the display.)
2. If the A/C indicator light does not illuminate, push the “A/C” button.
(The A/C indicator light will illuminate.)
3. Turn the temperature control dial (driver’s
side) to set the desired temperature.
Type C
1. “AUTO” automatic operation button/
Temperature control dial (driver side)
2. “A/C” air conditioner ON/OFF button
3. “
4. “
” fan speed increase button
” 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
8. “
” fan speed decrease button
” rear window defogger button
9. “
(See “REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE MIRROR DEFROSTER SWITCH” in the “2. Instruments and controls” section.)
”
auto-recirculation
10. “
button/intake air control button
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL (Type C)
Automatic operation (AUTO)
The AUTO mode may be used year-round as the
system automatically controls constant tem-
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● The temperature can be set within the
following range.
– For U.S.: 60 to 90°F (16 to 32°C)
– For Canada: 64 to 90°F (18 to 32°C)
● When the DUAL indicator light is turned
off:
– Pushing the driver’s side “AUTO” button changes both the driver’s and front
passenger’s side temperature.
– Pushing the passenger’s side “DUAL”
button changes only the front passenger’s side temperature. (The DUAL indicator light will illuminate and “DUAL”
will appear on the display.)
● To set separate desired temperatures for
the driver and front passenger, push the
“DUAL” button, the indicator light illuminates, and then turn the corresponding
temperature control dial.
● To cancel the separate temperature setting, push the “DUAL” button, the indicator light turns off, and the driver’s side
temperature setting will be applied to
both the driver’s and front passenger’s
sides.
A visible mist may be seen coming from the
ventilators in hot, humid conditions as the air is
cooled rapidly. This does not indicate a malfunction.
Heating (A/C off):
1. Push the “AUTO” button.
(The AUTO indicator light will illuminate
and “AUTO” will appear on the display.)
2. If the A/C indicator light illuminates, push
the “A/C” button.
(The A/C indicator light will turn off.)
3. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
passenger’s side temperature.
– Pushing the passenger’s side “DUAL”
button changes only the front passenger’s side temperature. (The DUAL indicator light will illuminate and “DUAL”
will appear on the display.)
Dehumidified defrosting/defogging:
1. Push the “
” button. (The indicator
light will illuminate.)
2. Turn the temperature control dial to set
the desired temperature.
● To set separate desired temperatures for
the driver and front passenger, push the
“DUAL” button, the indicator light illuminates, and then turn the corresponding
temperature control dial.
● To cancel the separate temperature setting, push the “DUAL” button, the indicator light turns off, and the driver’s side
temperature setting will be applied to
both the driver’s and front passenger’s
sides.
● Do not set the temperature lower than the
outside air temperature. Doing so may
cause the temperature not to be controlled properly.
● To remove frost from the outside surface
of the windshield quickly, set the temperature control and fan speed control to
their maximum position.
● After the windshield is cleared, push the
“AUTO” button to set to the automatic
mode.
” button is pushed, the
● When the “
air conditioner will automatically turn on
when the outside air temperature is
above 23°F (⫺5°C) to defog the windshield. The air recirculation mode will
automatically turn off. The outside air
circulation mode will be selected to improve the defogging performance.
● If the windows fog up, use dehumidified
heating instead of the A/C off heating.
● When the DUAL indicator light is turned
off:
– Pushing the driver’s side “AUTO” button changes both the driver’s and front
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Manual operation
Temperature control :
Automatic intake air control :
The manual mode can be used to control the
heater and air conditioner to your desired settings.
Turn the temperature control dial to set the
desired temperature.
In the AUTO mode, the intake air will be controlled automatically. To manually control the
intake air, push the intake air control button.
To turn off the heater and air conditioner, push
the “OFF” button.
● The temperature can be set within the following range.
– For U.S.: 60 to 90°F (16 to 32°C)
– For Canada: 64 to 90°F (18 to 32°C)
Fan speed control :
Push the fan speed control button “
increase the fan speed.
” to
Air recirculation :
Push the fan speed control button “
decrease the fan speed.
” to
Push the intake air control button to recirculate
interior air inside the vehicle. The indicator light
” side will illuminate.
on the “
Push the “AUTO” button to change the fan
speed to the automatic mode.
The air recirculation mode cannot be activated
when the air conditioner is in the front defrost”.
ing mode “
Air flow control :
Push the “MODE” button to change the air flow
mode.
: Air flows from the center and side
ventilators.
: Air flows from the center and side
ventilators, and foot outlets.
Outside air circulation :
To return to the automatic control mode, push
the intake air control button until the indicator
” side illuminates. The
light on the “
advanced climate control system turns on and
the intake air will be controlled automatically.
To turn system off
Push the OFF button.
Advanced climate control system
The advanced climate control system keeps the
air inside of the vehicle clean, using the ion
control and the automatic air intake control with
exhaust gas detecting sensor.
Push the intake air control button to draw
outside air into the passenger compartment.
The indicator light on the “
” side will turn off.
“
” side and
: Air flows mainly from the foot outlets.
: Air flows from the defogger and foot
outlets.
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Ion control :
This unit generates highly concentrated Plasmacluster ions into the air blown from the
ventilators and reduces odor absorbed into the
interior trim.
When the air conditioner is turned on, the
system generates Plasmacluster ions automatically.
SAA2988
Models with navigation system
The amount of Plasmacluster ions increases
according to the amount of air flow. When the
” is displayed on the
air flow is high, “
screen and when the air flow is low, the indica”.
tion in the screen changes to “
Exhaust gas detection 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.
● The outside temperature is about 32°F (0°C)
or more.
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 Plasmacluster ion that are
emitted from the ventilator.
After 5 minutes, the sensor detects exhaust gas
and automatically alternates between the recirculation mode and outside air circulation mode.
OPERATING TIPS
When the engine coolant temperature and outside air temperature are low, the air flow from
the foot outlets may not operate for a maximum
of 150 seconds. This is not a malfunction. After
the coolant temperature warms up, air will flow
normally from the foot outlets.
When the intake air control button is pushed
under the following conditions, the indicator
” side will illuminate and the
light on the “
exhaust gas detection sensor will turn on.
SAA2989
Models without navigation system
● The air flow control is not in the front
defogger mode (the indicator light on the
” front defogger button is turned off).
“
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The filter should be replaced if air flow is extremely decreased or when windows fog up easily when operating heater or air conditioning
system.
Type C:
SIC2768
A on the instrument panel
The sunload sensor 䊊
helps maintain a constant temperature. Do not
put anything on or around this sensor.
The climate control system is equipped with a
natural grape seed polyphenol filter which collects and neutralizes dirt, pollen, dust, etc. To
make sure that 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 retailer.
The filter should be replaced if the air flow decreases significantly or if windows fog up easily
when operating the heater or air conditioner.
IN-CABIN MICROFILTER
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 retailer will be able to service your
environmentally friendly climate control system.
WARNING
Type A and B:
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 retailer.
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.
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AUDIO SYSTEM
AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Radio
reception area, and do not indicate any malfunction in your INFINITI radio system.
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and push the radio band select 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are completely normal in a given
SAA0306
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 from
a station transmitter, the signals will tend to
fade and/or drift.
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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.
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.
Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) :
When the satellite radio is used for the first time
or the battery has been replaced, the satellite
radio may not work properly. This is not a
malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with
the satellite radio ON and the vehicle outside of
any metal or large building for the satellite
radio to receive all of the necessary data.
The satellite radio mode requires an active XM姞
Satellite Radio subscription. The satellite radio
is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
The 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.
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.
Compact Disc (CD) player
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic
lights.
● Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed
could damage the CD and/or CD player.
SAA0480
● Do not force a compact disc into the CD
insert slot. This could damage the CD and/or
CD player.
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● During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to the humidity. If this
occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or
ventilate the player completely.
● The player may skip while driving on rough
roads.
– CDs with a paper label
– CDs that are warped, scratched, or have
abnormal edges
● This audio system can only play prerecorded
CDs. It has no capabilities to record or burn
CDs.
● The CD player sometimes cannot function
when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) round
discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL
AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging.
– Confirm that the CD is inserted correctly
(the label side is facing up, etc.).
● 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:
– Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
– Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
– Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
● Do not use the following CDs as they may
cause the CD player to malfunction.
CHECK DISC:
– Confirm that the CD is not bent or warped
and it is free of scratches.
PUSH EJECT:
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. The CD can be played
when the temperature of the player returns to
normal.
UNPLAYABLE:
The file is unplayable in this audio system
(only MP3 or WMA CD).
LHA0484
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) player
(models with navigation system)
● Do not force a compact disc into the CD/DVD
insert slot. This could damage the CD/DVD
player.
– 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
– CDs that are not round
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● During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to humidity. If this
occurs, remove the CD/DVD and dehumidify
or ventilate the player completely.
● The player may skip while driving on rough
roads.
● The CD/DVD 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” or “DVD Video” logo on the disc or
packaging.
● Do not expose the CD/DVD to direct sunlight.
● CD/DVDs that are of poor quality, dirty,
scratched, covered with fingerprints, or that
have pinholes may not work properly.
● The following CD/DVDs are not guaranteed
to play:
– Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
– Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
– Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
– Recordable DVDs (DVD±R, DVD±R DL)
– Rewritable DVDs (DVD±RW, DVD±RW DL)
● Do not use the following CD/DVDs as they
may cause the CD/DVD player to malfunction.
normal. If the error persists, consult your
local retailer.
Unplayable File:
– 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
– The file may be copy protected.
– CD/DVDs that are not round
– The file is not MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A or
DivX姞 type.
– CD/DVDs with a paper label
– CD/DVDs that are warped, scratched or
have abnormal edges
Region Invalid:
– The DVD is not for region 1 or all regions.
Use DVDs with a region code “1”, “ALL” or
“1 included” for your DVD entertainment
A is displayed
system. (The region code 䊊
as a small symbol printed on the top of
B .) This vehicle-installed DVD
the DVD 䊊
player cannot play DVDs with a region
code other than “1” or “ALL”.
– This audio system can only play prerecorded CD/DVDs. It has no capabilities to
record or burn CD/DVDs.
● If the CD/DVD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
Disc Read Error:
– Confirm that the CD/DVD is inserted correctly (the label side is facing up, etc.).
– Confirm that the CD/DVD is not bent or
warped and it is free of scratches.
Please Eject Disc:
– This may be an error due to the temperature inside the player being too high.
Remove the CD/DVD by pushing the EJECT
button, and after a short time reinsert the
CD/DVD. The CD/DVD can be played when
the temperature of the player returns to
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.
● Modifying or disassembling is prohibited.
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● 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 2.0 “
trademarks of DTS, Inc.
” are registered
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 :
The following disc formats can be played with
the DVD drive.
● DVD-VIDEO
● DVD-AUDIO
● VIDEO-CD
● CD-DA (Conventional Compact Disc)
● DTS-CD
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
This system supports various USB memory
sticks, USB hard drives and iPod姞 players.
There are some USB devices which may not be
supported with this system.
● Make sure that the USB device is connected
correctly into the USB connector.
● Do not force the memory stick or USB cable
into the USB connector. This could damage
the connector.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the player
may malfunction due to humidity. If this
occurs, remove the USB device and dehumidify or ventilate the USB player completely.
● The USB player sometimes cannot function
when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high. Decrease the temperature before use.
● Do not leave USB memory in a place prone to
static electricity or where the air conditioner
blows directly. The data in the USB memory
may be damaged.
● The vehicle is not equipped with a USB
memory stick.
● A USB device cannot be formatted with this
system. To format a USB device, use a
personal computer.
● Partitioned USB devices may not be played
correctly.
● Some characters used in other languages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc.) are not displayed
properly on the vehicle center screen. Using
English language characters with a USB device is recommended.
● Do not connect a USB device if a connector
or cable is wet. Allow the cable and/or
connectors to dry completely before connecting the USB device. If the connector is
exposed to fluids other than water, evaporative residue may cause a short between the
connector pins.
● Large video podcast files cause slow responses in an iPod姞. The vehicle center
display may momentarily black out, but it
will soon recover.
● If an iPod姞 automatically selects large video
podcast files while in the shuffle mode, the
vehicle center display may momentarily
black out, but it will soon recover.
● Audiobooks may not play in the same order
as they appear on an iPod姞.
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● An iPod nano姞 (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姞.
● An iPod nano姞 (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姞 (2nd Generation)
iPod姞 is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
Compressed Audio Files (MP3/WMA/
AAC)
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 can reduce the file size by
approximately a 10:1 ratio (Sampling: 44.1
kHz, Bit rate: 128 kbps) with virtually no
perceptible loss in quality. The compression
reduces certain parts of sound that seem
inaudible to most people.
● 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.
● AAC/M4A — Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is
a lossy audio compression format. Audio
files that have been encoded with AAC are
generally smaller in size and deliver a higher
quality of sound than MP3.
● 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姞 and Windows Media姞 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States of America
and/or other countries.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of
bits per second used by a digital music file.
The size and quality of a compressed digital
audio file is determined by the bit rate used
when encoding the file.
● 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.
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● 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.
● Music playback order of compressed audio
files is as illustrated in the next figure.
SAA2494
Playback order :
● The folder names of folders not containing
compressed audio files are not shown in the
display.
● If there is a file in the top level of a disc/USB,
“Root Folder” is displayed.
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Specification chart (Type A):
Supported media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, USB2.0
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL: ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo,
Joliet
* ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
* Files saved using the Live File System component (on a Windows Vista-based computer) are not
supported.UDF Bridge (UDF1.02+ISO9660), UDF1.5, UDF2.0
* VDF1.5/VDF2.0 (packet writing) is not supported.
Supported file systems
USB memory: FAT16, FAT32
MP3
Supported
versions*1
WMA*2
AAC
Version
MPEG1 Audio Layer 3
Sampling frequency
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
Version
MPEG-AAC
Sampling frequency
8 kHz - 96 kHz
Bit rate
16 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR*4
Tag information (Song title and Artist name)
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3, VER2.4 (MP3 only)
WMA tag (WMA only)
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Supported media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, USB2.0
Folder levels
With navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders: 512 (including root folder), Files: 5,000
Without navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders and files: 999 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
Text character number limitation
With navigation system: 100 characters
Without navigation system: 64 characters
Displayable character codes*3
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM Big
Endian), 05: UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian), 07: SHIFT-JIS
*1
Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
*2
Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
*3
Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
*4
When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly.
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Specification chart (Type B):
Supported media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CF
CD, CD-R, CD-RW: ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo, Joliet
* ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
* Files saved using the Live File System component (on a Windows Vista-based computer) are
not supported.
Supported file systems
CompactFlash card: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
Version
MP3
Supported
versions*1
WMA*2
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
Sampling frequency
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)
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3, VER2.4 (MP3 only)
WMA tag (WMA only)
Folder levels
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)
Text character number limitation
With navigation system: 128 characters
Without navigation system: 64 characters
Displayable character codes*3
01: ASCII, 02: ISO-8859-1, 03: UNICODE (UTF-16 BOM Big Endian), 04: UNICODE (UTF-16 Non-BOM
Big Endian), 05: UNICODE (UTF-8), 06: UNICODE (Non-UTF-16 BOM Little Endian)
*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
*2 Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
*3 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
*4 When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly.
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Troubleshooting guide :
Symptom
Cannot play
Cause and Countermeasure
Check if the disc or USB device was inserted correctly.
Check if the disc 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.
If there is a mixture of music CD files (CD-DA data) and compressed audio files on a CD, only the music CD files (CD-DA
data) will be played.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3 (.mp3)”, “.WMA (.wma)”, “.AAC (.aac)”, “.M4A (.m4a)”, or “.AA3 (.aa3)” 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 compressed audio 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 disc or USB device is protected by copyright.
Poor sound quality
Check if the disc 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 disc or USB device, 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.
Move immediately to the next
song when playing.
If an unsupported compressed audio file has been given a supported extension like .MP3, 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 order.
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.
Random/Shuffle may be active on the audio system or on a USB device.
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Compressed Video Files (models with
navigation system)
Explanation of terms :
Requirement for Supporting Video Playback:
Media
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±RW DL, USB 2.0 Memory
File Systems
CD,
CD-R,
CD-RW,
DVD,
DVD±R,
DVD±RW,
DVD±RW DL
ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF Bridge
(UDF1.02+ISO9660), UDF1.5, UDF2.0
- ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
- Files saved using the Live File System component (on a Windows Vista-based computer) are not supported.
- VDF1.5/VDF2.0 (packet writing) is not supported.
USB Memory
FAT16, FAT32
.divx, .avi
Video Codecs
DivX3, DivX4, DivX5, DivX6
Audio Codecs
MP3, MPEG2.5 Audio Layer3, AC3, LPCM
Video Codec
ISO-MPEG4
Audio Codec
G.726
Maximum Average
4Mbps
Maximum Peak
8Mbps
.divx, .avi
Minimum
32 × 32
Maximum
720 × 480
.asf
Minimum
32 × 32
Maximum
720 × 576
● DivX姞 - DivX姞 refers to the DivX姞 codec
owned by DivX, Inc. used for a lossy compression of video based on MPEG-4.
● AVI - AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It
is a standard file format originated by Microsoft Corporation. A “.divx” encoded file
can be saved into the “.avi” file format for
playback on this system if it meets the
requirements stated in the table in this
section. However, not all the “.avi” files are
playable on this system since different encodings can be used than the DivX姞 codec.
● ASF - ASF stands for Advanced Systems
Format. It is a file format owned by Microsoft
Corporation. Note: Only “.asf” files that meet
the requirements stated in the table in this
section can be played.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of
bits per second used by a digital video file.
The size and quality of a compressed digital
audio file is determined by the bit rate used
when encoding the file.
File Types
.asf
Bit Rates
Resolution
.divx, .avi
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Bluetooth姞 Audio player (models with
navigation system)
● This system supports the Bluetooth姞 Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP, AVRCP).
● Some Bluetooth姞 audio devices may not be
recognized by the in-vehicle audio system.
● Bluetooth姞 is a trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and licensed to Clarion
Co., Ltd.
● It is necessary to set up the wireless connection between a compatible Bluetooth姞 audio
device and the in-vehicle Bluetooth姞 module
before using the Bluetooth姞 audio player.
● No sounds may be recorded if jumping
sounds occurs or the disc is in poor condition.
● Tracks that include Serial Copy Management
System (SCMS) are not recorded.
Music Box hard drive
● If a compact disc is scratched or dirty, it may
not be recorded, jumping sounds may occur
or it may take a long time to record.
● Operating procedure of the Bluetooth姞 audio
player will vary depending on the device.
Make sure it is understood how to operate
an audio device before using it with this
system.
Recording :
Automatic title download :
● Note that data that is lost and not stored to
the hard disk drive due to system damage,
improper operation or malfunction is not
under warranty.
● The title information that is automatically
downloaded may differ from the actual title.
● The Bluetooth姞 audio player may be stopped
under the following conditions:
● Vehicle owners are not permitted to record
music without permission of the owner of
the copyright except for personal use.
– Receiving a hands-free call.
– Checking the connection to the handsfree phone.
● Do not place a Bluetooth姞 audio device in an
area surrounded by metal or far away from
the in-vehicle Bluetooth姞 module to prevent
tone quality degradation and wireless connection disruption.
● While an audio device is connected through
a Bluetooth姞 wireless connection, the battery power of the device may discharge
quicker than usual.
● Check if the music is appropriately recorded
to the hard disk drive after recording when
the compact disc cannot be rerecorded.
● When newly released compact discs are
recorded, their title information may not be
downloaded.
● The title information in the hard disk can be
updated. (See “Playing recorded songs”
later in this section.
● Some music cannot be recorded depending
on the disc condition due to high-speed
recording.
● Jumping sounds may be recorded when a
compact disc is recorded while driving on
rough roads and excessive vibration occurs.
● A mark indicating jumping sounds is displayed if jumping sounds are recorded.
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6. Radio tuning / MP3/WMA/AAC folder selector / AUDIO control knob
7. CD EJECT button
8. Radio station preset buttons
No satellite radio reception is available unless
an XM Satellite Radio subscription is active.
The audio control buttons are also located on
the center multi-function control panel.
SAA2724
Type A
1. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
2. Radio SCAN (tuning) button
3. RDM (random) RPT (repeat) play button
4. Radio CAT (category)/REW (rewind) button
for SEEK/TRACK
5. Radio CAT (category)/FF (fast forward) button for SEEK/TRACK
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6. Radio tuning / MP3/WMA folder selector /
AUDIO control knob
7. CD EJECT button
8. Radio station preset buttons
No satellite radio reception is available unless
an XM姞 satellite radio service subscription is
active.
SAA2921
Type B
2. Radio PRESET A-B-C selector button
4. Radio CAT (category)/REW (rewind) button
for SEEK/TRACK
3. Radio SCAN (tuning)/CD RPT (repeat) play
button
5. Radio CAT (category)/FF (fast forward) button for SEEK/TRACK
1. ON·OFF/VOLUME control knob
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After receiving the activation signal, an available channel list will be automatically updated
in the radio. For XM, push the ignition switch
from LOCK to ACC to update the channel list.
Audio main operation
Head unit :
The auto loudness circuit enhances the low and
high frequency ranges automatically in both
radio reception and CD playback.
ON·OFF/Volume control :
SAA1533
Models with navigation system
1. Radio band select button
2. DISC·AUX button
SAA2922
Models without navigation system
1. AUX/Satellite band select button
2. Radio band select button
3. DISC button
FM-AM-SAT RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER
For all operation precautions, see “AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS” earlier in this section.
The satellite radio mode requires an active XM
Satellite Radio subscription. The satellite radio
is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
It may take some time to receive the activation
signal after subscribing the XM Satellite Radio.
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position, and then push the ON·OFF button
while the system is off to turn on the last audio
source (i.e. FM or CD), which was playing immediately before the system was turned off.
While the system is on, pushing the ON·OFF
button turns the system off.
Turn the VOL 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.
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This vehicle has some sound effect functions as
follows:
The last channel played will also come on when
the ON·OFF button is pushed to ON.
● Speed Sensitive Vol.
The satellite radio is not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
Pushing the radio band select button will
change the band as follows:
If another audio source is playing when the
radio or satellite band select button is turned to
ON, the audio source will automatically be
turned off and the last radio channel played will
come on.
AM → FM → XM → AM
● Precision Phased Audio (if so equipped)
● Driver’s Audio Stage (if so equipped)
For more details, see “VEHICLE INFORMATION
AND SETTINGS” earlier in this section.
Switching the display (Type A) :
● Models with navigation system
Pushing the DISC·AUX button will switch the
displays as follows:
iPod姞/USB → CD/DVD → Music Box →
Bluetooth姞 Audio → iPod姞/USB
● Models without navigation system
Pushing the DISC button will switch the display
as follows:
CD → Music Box → CD
Pushing the AUX button will switch the display
as follows:
USB/iPod → XM1 → XM2 → XM3 → USB/iPod
FM-AM-SAT radio operation
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 channel
last played.
When the stereo broadcast signal is weak, the
radio will automatically change from stereo to
monaural reception.
or
radio (FM/AM/SAT) band
select (Type A) :
radio (FM/AM/SAT) band select
(Type B) :
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.
TUNE (Tuning) :
● For AM and FM radio
Turn the radio TUNE knob for manual tuning.
● For XM Satellite Radio
Pushing the RADIO AM·FM or FM·AM radio band
select button will change the band as follows:
Turn the radio TUNE knob to seek channels
from all of the categories when any category
is not selected.
● Models with navigation system
AM → FM1 → FM2 → XM1 → XM2 → XM3 → AM
● Models without navigation system
AM → FM1 → FM2 → AM
SEEK tuning/CATEGORY
(CAT) :
● For AM and FM radio
radio (SAT) band select (Type A) :
Push the satellite band select button to select
the satellite radio mode XM1, XM2 or XM3.
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.
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● For XM Satellite Radio
Push the SEEK·CAT or TRACK button
or
to tune to the first channel 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)
● CHECK ANTENNA (Antenna connection error)
● LOADING (When the initial setting is performed)
● UPDATING (When the satellite radio subscription is not active)
or
SCAN tuning :
PRESET select (Type B) :
List (AM and FM radio) (models with navigation
system) :
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 or pushing the station preset
1 to 䊊
6 .
buttons 䊊
When the “List” key on the display is selected
while the FM or AM radio is being played, the
preset station list will be displayed.
12 stations/channels can be set for the FM band
(6 each for FM1 and FM2), 18 for XM radio (6
each for XM1, XM2 and XM3) and 6 stations can
be set for the AM band.
Menu (XM Satellite Radio) (models with navigation system) :
1 to 䊊
6 Station memory operations :
䊊
1. Choose the radio band using the radio
band select button.
2. Tune to the desired station/channel using
the SEEK·CAT, TRACK, SCAN button or the
radio TUNE knob.
3. Push and hold the desired station preset
1 to 䊊
6 until the radio mutes.
button 䊊
Push the SCAN tuning button to tune from low
to high frequencies and stop at each broadcasting station/channel 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/channel.
4. The station indicator will then come on
and the sound will resume. Memorizing is
now complete.
If the SCAN tuning button is not pushed within
5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
station/channel.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the
fuse opens, the radio memory will be erased. In
that case, reset the desired stations/channels.
5. Other buttons can be set in the same
manner.
If 1 of the 6 preset stations listed is touched and
held, the current station will be stored as the
new preset.
When the “Menu” key on the display is selected
while the XM Satellite Radio is being played,
the menu list will be displayed.
The following items are available.
● Preset List
Displays the preset channel list. If 1 of the 6
preset stations listed is touched and held, the
current station will be stored as the new preset.
● Customize Channel List
Selects specific channels to skip while using
the TUNE, SEEK/CATEGORY or MenuCategories feature.
● Favorite Artists & Songs
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Stores the current artist or song that is being
played. Touch the “Alert” key to be reminded
when the stored artist or song is playing on
a station while listening to XM.
● Categories
Selecting a category will go to the first channel in that category as defined by XM Radio.
● Direct Tune
Inputs the channel number by using a keypad.
Text (models without navigation system) :
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 information listed
below will be displayed on the screen.
● CH Name
● Category
● Name
● Title
If the radio is already operating, it will automatically turn off and the CD will play.
● Play Mode
If the system has been turned off while the CD
was playing, pushing the ON·OFF button will
start the CD.
– Normal
or
– 1 Track Repeat
PLAY :
– 1 Disc Random
When the DISC·AUX or DISC (CD play) button is
pushed with the system off and the CD loaded,
the system will turn on and the CD will start to
play.
When the DISC·AUX or DISC button is pushed
with the CD loaded and the radio playing, the
radio will automatically be turned off and the
CD will start to play.
Menu (models with navigation system) :
Compact Disc (CD) player operation
When the “Menu” key on the display is selected
while the CD is being played, the menu screen
will be displayed. The following menu options
are available.
After loading the CD, the number of tracks on
the CD and the play time will appear on the
display.
– 1 Folder Repeat (for CD with compressed
audio files)
Do not use 3.1 in (8 cm) discs.
● Other
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position and insert the Compact Disc (CD) into
the slot with the label side facing up. The CD
will be guided automatically into the slot and
start playing.
Select a play mode from the following items.
– 1 Folder Random (for CD with compressed
audio files)
● Record to Music Box (for CD)
Select to choose specific songs on the CD to
record to the Music Box.
● Title Text Priority (for CD)
Set the priority to CDDB (Compact Disc Data
Base) to acquire track information from the
Gracenote Database, or set the priority to
CD-TEXT to acquire the information from
CDs.
● Automatic Recording (for CD)
● Folder List (for CD with compressed audio
files)
When this item is turned to ON, the Music
Box hard drive automatically starts recording when a CD is inserted.
Displays the folder list.
● Track List
Displays the track list.
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● Recording Quality (for CD)
The larger number (132) will increase the
recorded sound quality while taking up more
space on the Music Box leaving less room for
more songs.
For the details of Music Box, see “MUSIC BOX
HARD-DISK DRIVE” later in this section.
Text (models without navigation system) :
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.
Next/Previous Track and
Fast Forward/Rewind :
(fast forward) or
(reWhen the
wind) button is pushed for more than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being played, the CD will
play while fast forwarding or rewinding. When
the button is released, the CD will return to
normal play speed.
or
button is pushed for
When the
less than 1.5 seconds while the CD is being
played, the next track or the beginning of the
current track on the CD will be played.
● Track title
CD with compressed audio files:
● Folder title
When the SCAN·RPT button is pushed while the
CD is played, the play pattern can be changed
as follows:
(CD)
(CD with MP3 or WMA)
REPEAT (RPT), RANDOM (RDM)
(Type A) :
CD:
● Disc title
REPEAT (RPT) (Type B) :
When the RPT button is pushed while the CD is
played, the play pattern can be changed as
follows:
(CD)
CD EJECT :
When the CD EJECT button is pushed with the
CD loaded, the CD will be ejected.
When this button is pushed while the CD is
being played, the CD will be ejected.
If the CD comes out and is not removed, it will be
pulled back into the slot to protect it.
● File title
● Song title
● Album title
(CD with compressed audio files)
● Artist
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DVD (DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC)
PLAYER OPERATION (models with
navigation system)
Precautions
Start the engine when using the DVD entertainment system.
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
(Automatic Transmission models) or apply the
parking brake (Manual Transmission models).
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
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
● 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.
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Playing a DVD
Display settings
To adjust the front display mode, push the
SETTING button while the DVD is being played,
select the “Others” key and then select the
“Display” key.
To adjust the display ON/OFF, brightness, tint,
color and contrast, select the “Display Adjustment” key and then select each key.
Then you can adjust each item using the
INFINITI controller. After changes have been
made push the BACK button to save the setting.
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 being played,
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and it will turn off automatically after a period of
time. To turn it on again, push the DISC·AUX
button again.
DVD operation keys :
When the DVD is playing without the operation
screen being shown, you may use the touch
screen to select items from the displayed video.
You may also use the INFINITI controller to
select an item from the displayed video. When
the operation screen is being shown, use the
INFINITI controller or touch screen to select an
item from the displayed menus.
Select the “
” key to pause the DVD. To
resume playing the DVD, use the “PLAY” key.
PLAY:
Select the “
” key to start playing the DVD,
for example, after pausing the DVD.
STOP:
” key to stop playing the DVD.
Next/Previous Chapter:
Select the “
” or “
” key to skip the
chapter(s) of the disc forward/backward. The
chapters will advance/go back the number of
times this key is selected.
/
Commercial Skip:
This function is only for DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR.
” or “
” key to skip
Select the “
forward or backwards by the set amount as
defined in the DVD Settings menu.
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/
PAUSE:
Select the “
/
Next/Previous Image:
Example
This function is only for DVD-AUDIO. Select the
” or “
” key to advance or rewind
“
the still image. The still image will advance or
rewind the number of times this key is selected.
DVD settings
Top Menu :
Key (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-AUDIO) :
When the “Top Menu” key is selected in the
screen while a DVD is being played, the top
menu specific to each disc will be displayed. For
details, see the instructions on the disc.
Keys for the DVD menu operation are displayed.
Select the “Settings” key to adjust the following
settings.
: Move the cursor to select a DVD
menu.
Enter: Enter the selected menu.
Move: Change the display location by moving
the operation key.
Back: Return to the previous screen.
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Angle (DVD-VIDEO) :
DRC (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR) :
Some menus specific to each disc will be
shown. For details, see the instructions on the
disc.
If the DVD contains different angles (such as
moving images), the current image angle can be
switched to another one. Select the “Angle”
key. The angle will change each time the “+”
side or “⫺” side is selected.
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) automatically adjusts the soundtrack volume level to
maintain a more even sound to the speakers.
Title Search (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR) :
Angle Mark (DVD-VIDEO) :
The scene with the specified title will be displayed each time the “+” side or “⫺” side is
selected.
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.
Select the “DVD Language” key to open the
number entry screen. Input the number corresponding to the preferred language and select
the “OK” key. The DVD top menu language will
be changed to the one specified.
Hide: Hide the operation key.
Title Menu (DVD-VIDEO) :
Group Search (DVD-AUDIO, VIDEO CD) :
A scene in the specified group will be displayed
each time the “+” side or “⫺” side is selected.
10 Key Search (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD,CD-DA,
DVD-VR) :
Select the “10 Key Search” key to open the
number entry screen. Input the number to be
searched and select the “OK” key. The specified
Title/Chapter or Group/Track will be played.
Select No. (VIDEO-CD) :
Select the “Select No.” key to open the number
entry screen. Input the number to be searched
and select the “OK” key. The specified scene
will be played.
Menu Skip (DVD-VIDEO) :
DVD Language (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD) :
Display :
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.
CM Skip (DVD-VIDEO) :
Select the “CM Skip” key. Choose the setting
time from 15, 30 or 60 seconds by selecting the
“+” side or “⫺” side.
To adjust the image quality of the screen, select
the preferred adjustment items.
Audio :
Select the preferred language for audio.
Subtitle (DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR) :
Select the preferred language for subtitles.
Display Mode (DVD-VIDEO, VIDEO-CD, DVD-VR) :
Select from the “Full”, “Wide”, “Normal” or
“Cinema” modes.
Title List (DVD-VR) :
Select the preferred title from the list.
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Play Mode :
Select the preferred play mode.
USB INPUT OPERATION (if so
equipped)
PG/PL Mode (DVD-VR) :
Audio main operation
Select the “PG” or “PL” mode.
Open the console lid and connect a USB
1 as illustrated. Then, push the
memory 䊊
DISC·AUX or AUX button repeatedly to switch to
the USB memory mode.
If the system has been turned off while the USB
memory was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOL
control knob will start the USB memory.
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Automatic transmission models
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Manual transmission models
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Audio file operation
or
PLAY :
When the DISC·AUX or AUX button is pushed
with the system off and the USB memory inserted, the system will turn on.
If another audio source is playing and a USB
memory is inserted, push the DISC·AUX or AUX
button repeatedly until the center display
changes to the USB memory mode.
Next/Previous File and Fast
Forward/Rewind :
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File selection (models with navigation
system)
Models with navigation system
(Rewind) or
(Fast ForWhen the
ward) button is pushed for more than 1.5 seconds while a USB memory is being played, the
USB memory will play while forwarding or rewinding. When the button is released, the USB
memory will return to normal play speed.
When there are both audio and movie files in
the USB memory, the mode select screen is
displayed. Select the preferred contents to play.
When there is only one type of file, the audio or
movie operation screen is displayed and starts
to play.
or
button is pushed for
When the
less than 1.5 seconds while the USB memory is
being played, the next track or the beginning of
the current track on the USB memory will be
played.
If a video file restricts the number of playbacks,
a pop-up screen will appear to confirm it is ok to
play. Answer yes or no as requested by the
display.
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Models without navigation system
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the USB memory is being
played.
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● Play Mode
Folder selection :
Select the preferred play mode.
To change to another folder in the USB memory,
turn the folder selector or choose a folder
displayed on the screen using the INFINITI
controller.
REPEAT (RPT), RANDOM (RDM) :
When the RPT button is pushed while the USB
memory is played, the play pattern can be
change as follows.
To change the play mode, push the RPT button
repeatedly and the mode will change as follows.
Normal → 1 Folder Repeat → 1 Track Repeat →
All Random → 1 Folder Random → Normal
Text (models without navigation system) :
When the “Text” key is selected on the screen
using the INFINITI controller and then the ENTER
button is pushed while a USB memory is being
played, the music information listed below will
be displayed on the screen.
● Folder title
● File title
● Song title
● Album Title
● Artist
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Menu (models with navigation system) :
There are some options available during playback. Select one of the following options that
are displayed on the screen if necessary. Refer
to the following information for each item.
● Movie Playback
Switch to the movie playback mode. This
item is displayed only when a USB memory
contains movie files.
● Folder List/Track List
Displays the folder or track list. The “Movie
Playback” key is also displayed in this list
screen, and enables switching to the movie
playback mode.
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Operation keys :
Skip (Previous chapter)
To operate the USB memory, select the desired
key displayed on the operation screen using the
INFINITI controller.
Pause
Select the “
” key to pause the movie file.
To resume playing the movie file, select the
” key.
“
Select the “
” key to skip the chapter(s) of
the disc backward. The chapters will go back
” key is sethe number of times the “
lected.
List :
Select the “List” key on the movie file operation
screen to display the file list.
Play
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Movie file operation (models with
navigation system)
Park the vehicle in a safe location for the front
seat occupants to operate the USB memory
while watching the images.
Select the “
” key to start playing a movie
file, for example, after pausing a movie file.
STOP
Select the “
file.
” key to stop playing a movie
Skip (Next chapter)
PLAY :
When the DISC·AUX button is pushed with the
system off and the USB memory inserted, the
system will turn on.
Select the “
” key to skip the chapter(s) of
the disc forward. The chapters will advance the
number of times the ENTER button is pushed.
If another audio source is playing and a USB
memory is inserted, push the DISC·AUX button
repeatedly until the center display changes to
the USB memory mode.
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● 10 Key Search
Select the “10 Key Search” key to open the
number entry screen.
Input the number to be searched and select
the “OK” key.
The specified folder/file will be played.
● Display
To adjust the image quality of the screen,
select the preferred adjustment items.
● DRC
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Example
Settings :
Select the “Settings” key to adjust the following
settings.
● Audio File Playback
Switch to the audio playback mode. This
item is displayed only when the USB
memory contains the audio files.
● Play Mode
DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) automatically adjusts the soundtrack volume
level to maintain a more even sound to the
speakers.
● Audio
Select the preferred language for audio.
● Subtitle
Select the preferred language for subtitle.
● Display Mode
Your INFINITI is equipped with Bluetooth姞 Streaming Audio. If you have a compatible Bluetooth姞
device with streaming audio (A2DP profile), you
can set up the wireless connection between your
Bluetooth姞 device and the in-vehicle audio system. This connection allows you to listen to the
audio from the Bluetooth姞 device using your
vehicle speakers. It also may allow basic control
of the device for playing and skipping audio files
using the AVRCP Bluetooth姞 profile. All
Bluetooth姞 Devices do not have the same level of
controls for AVRCP. Please consult the manual for
your Bluetooth姞 Device for more details.
Once your Bluetooth姞 device is connected to
the in-vehicle audio system, it will automatically reconnect whenever the device is present
in the vehicle and you select Bluetooth姞 Audio
from your audio system. You do not need to
manually reconnect for each usage.
Regulatory information
Select the “Normal”, “Wide”, “Cinema” or
“Full” mode.
Select the “Normal” or “1 Track Repeat” play
mode.
BLUETOOTH姞 STREAMING AUDIO
(models with navigation system)
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.
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– 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.
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Connecting procedure
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2. Select the “Connect Bluetooth” key.
1. Push the SETTING button and select the
“Bluetooth” key.
– This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Bluetooth trademark:
Bluetooth姞 is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG,
Inc. and licensed to
Clarion Co., Ltd.
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SAA2507
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3. A confirmation screen will be displayed.
Select “No”.
4. Choose a PIN code to use with the compatible Bluetooth姞 audio device using the
number input screen. The PIN code will
need to be entered into the Bluetooth姞
audio device after step 5. Select the “OK”
key.
5. The standby message screen will appear.
Operate the compatible Bluetooth姞 audio
device. For the connecting procedure of
the audio device, see the Bluetooth姞 audio instructions.
Note: Selecting “Yes” will only connect the
hands free phone portion of a Bluetooth姞
device.
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When the connecting is completed, the
screen will return to the Bluetooth姞 setup
display.
DISC·AUX button :
REPEAT (RPT), RANDOM (RDM) :
When the DISC·AUX button is pushed with the
system off and the Bluetooth姞 audio device
connected, the system will turn on. If another
audio source is playing and the Bluetooth姞
audio device is connected, push the DISC·AUX
button repeatedly until the display changes to
the Bluetooth姞 audio mode.
Next/Previous Track and
Fast Forward/Rewind :
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Audio main operation
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position. Then, push the DISC·AUX button repeatedly to switch to the Bluetooth姞 audio
mode. If the system has been turned off while
the Bluetooth姞 audio device was playing, pushing the ON·OFF/VOL control knob will start the
Bluetooth姞 audio device.
The ability to pause, change tracks, fast forward, rewind, randomize and repeat music may
be different between devices. Some or all of
these functions may not be supported on each
device.
or
button is pushed for
When the
more than 1.5 seconds while a Bluetooth姞 audio
file is being played, the Bluetooth姞 audio device will play while forwarding or rewinding.
When the button is released, the Bluetooth姞
audio device will return to normal play speed.
or
button is pushed for
When the
less than 1.5 seconds while a Bluetooth姞 audio
file is being played, the next track or the
beginning of the current track on the
Bluetooth姞 audio device will be played. The
INFINITI controller can also be used to select
tracks when the Bluetooth姞 audio play mode
screen is shown on the display. (“Bluetooth
audio” will be indicated on the header of the
screen.)
To change the play mode, push the
button repeatedly and the mode changes as
follows.
Normal → Shuffle All Tracks → Shuffle Group →
Repeat 1 Track → Repeat All Tracks → Repeat
Group → Normal
Operation keys :
To operate a Bluetooth姞 audio device, select a
key displayed on the operation screen using the
INFINITI controller.
Play
Select the “
” key to start playing when
pausing. Select this key again to pause the
audio play.
Pause
Select the “
” key to pause the Bluetooth姞
audio device. Select this key again to resume
playing.
Play Mode :
The play mode setting display will appear when
the “Menu” key is selected.
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Connected Devices :
Choose the preferred play mode from the following items.
Registered devices are shown on the list. Select
a Bluetooth姞 device from the list, the following
options will be available.
● Shuffle
Choose “Shuffle OFF”, “Shuffle All Tracks”
and “Shuffle Group”.
● Select
● Repeat
Select “Select” to connect the selected device to the vehicle. If there is a different
device currently connected, the selected device will replace the current device.
Choose from “Repeat OFF”, “Repeat 1 Track”,
“Repeat All Tracks” and “Repeat Group”.
● Edit
Rename the selected Bluetooth姞 device 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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Bluetooth姞 settings
To set up the Bluetooth姞 device system to the
preferred settings, push the SETTING button
and select the “Bluetooth” key.
● Delete
Bluetooth :
Edit Bluetooth Info :
If this setting is turned off, the connection
between the Bluetooth姞 devices and the invehicle Bluetooth姞 module will be canceled.
Change the name broadcasted by this system
over Bluetooth姞. Change the PIN code that is
entered when connecting a hands free device to
this system.
Connect Bluetooth :
Delete the selected Bluetooth姞 device.
Connects to the Bluetooth姞 device. See “Connecting procedure” earlier in this section. Up to
5 devices can be registered.
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Replace Connected Phone :
IPOD姞 PLAYER OPERATION (if so
equipped)
Replace the Bluetooth姞 connection with a connected Bluetooth姞 cellular phone. For details
about Hands-Free Phone System, see
“BLUETOOTH姞 HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)” later in this
section.
Connecting iPod姞
Open the console lid and connect the iPod姞
cable to the USB connector. If compatible, the
battery of the iPod姞 is charged while the connection to the vehicle.
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Automatic transmission models
Depending on the version of the iPod姞, the
display on the iPod姞 shows an INFINITI or
Accessory Attached screen when the connection
is completed. When the iPod姞 is connected to
the vehicle, the iPod姞 music library can only be
operated by the vehicle audio controls.
* iPod姞 is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
Compatibility
The following models are available:
Models with navigation system :
● Fifth generation iPod姞 (version 1.2.3 or later)
● iPod Classic姞 (version 1.1.1 or later)
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Manual transmission models
● First generation iPod touch姞 (version 2.0.0
or later)
● Second generation iPod touch姞 (version
1.2.3 or later)
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● First generation iPod nano姞 (version 1.3.1 or
later)
● Second generation iPod nano姞 (version 1.1.3
or later)
● Third generation iPod nano姞 (version 1.1 or
later)
● Fourth generation iPod nano姞 (version 1.0.2
or later)
Models without navigation system :
● Fifth generation iPod姞 (firmware version 1.3)
● First generation iPod Classic姞 (firmware version 1.1.2 PC)
● Second generation iPod Classic姞 (firmware
version 2.0 PC)
● First generation iPod touch姞 (firmware version 2.1)
● Second generation iPod touch姞 (firmware
version 2.1.1)
● First generation iPod nano姞 (firmware version 1.3.1)
● Second generation iPod nano姞 (firmware
version 1.1.3)
Audio main operation
● Albums
Push the ignition switch to the ACC or ON
position. Then, push the DISC·AUX or DISC
button repeatedly to switch to the iPod姞 mode.
● Songs
If the system has been turned off while the
iPod姞 was playing, pushing the ON·OFF button
will start the iPod姞.
● Composers
or
PLAY :
When the DISC·AUX or AUX button is pushed
with the system off and the iPod姞 connected,
the system will turn on. If another audio source
is playing and the iPod姞 is connected, push the
DISC·AUX or AUX button repeatedly until the
center display changes to the iPod姞 mode.
● Podcasts
● Genres
● Audiobooks
● Shuffle Songs
The following touch-panel buttons shown on
the screen are also available:
●
: returns to the previous screen.
●
: plays/pauses the music selected.
Next/Previous Track and
Fast Forward/Rewind :
Interface :
The interface for iPod姞 operation shown on the
vehicle center display is similar to the iPod姞
interface. Use the INFINITI controller and the
ENTER or BACK button to play the iPod姞 with
your favorite settings.
The following items can be chosen from the
menu list screen. For further information about
each item, see the iPod姞 Owner’s Manual.
● Third generation iPod nano姞 (firmware version 1.1 PC)
● Now Playing
Make sure that the iPod姞 version is updated.
● Artists
● Playlists
or
button is pushed for
When the
more than 1.5 seconds while the iPod姞 is playing, the iPod姞 will play while fast forwarding or
rewinding. When the button is released, the
iPod姞 will return to the normal play speed.
or
button is pushed for
When the
less than 1.5 seconds while the iPod姞 is playing, the next track or the beginning of the
current track on the iPod姞 will be played.
The INFINITI controller can also be used to
select tracks when the iPod姞 is playing.
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REPEAT (RPT), RANDOM (RDM) :
When the RPT button is pushed while a track is
being played, the play pattern can be changed
as follows:
MUSIC BOX HARD-DISK DRIVE (if so
equipped)
The “Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system
can store songs from CDs being played. The
system has a 9.3 gigabyte (GB) storage capacity
(models with navigation system) or a 2 gigabyte
(GB) storage capacity (models without navigation system) and can record up to 200 hours
(approximately 2,900 songs).
NOTE:
If the hard-disk needs to be replaced due to a
malfunction, all stored music data will be
erased.
The following CDs can be recorded in the “Music Box” hard-disk drive audio system.
● CDs that contain uncompressed audio 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
Extreme temperature conditions [below ⫺4°F
(⫺20°C) and above 158°F (70°C)] could affect the
performance of the hard-disk.
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Recording CDs
1. Operate the audio system to play a CD. For
the details of playing CDs, see “Compact
Disc (CD) player operation” earlier in this
section.
2. Select the “Start REC” or “REC” key.
NOTE:
● The system starts playing and recording the
1st track on the CD when the “Start REC” or
“REC” key is selected.
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Models with navigation system
● The recording process can be stopped at any
time. All tracks that were played before the
CD was stopped are stored.
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Models with navigation system
● Individual tracks can be deleted from the
hard-disk drive after the CD is recorded.
● The order of the tracks may not be changed
while recording.
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Models without navigation system
Models without navigation system
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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 harddisk drive, music recognition technology and
related data are provided by Gracenote姞.
If a track is not recorded successfully due to
mark is displayed
skipping sounds, the
behind the track number.
Stopping recording :
To stop the recording, select the “Stop REC” key
button 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.
The “Music Box” hard disk drive cannot perform
recording under the following conditions.
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● There is not enough space in the hard-disk
Models with navigation system
● The number of albums reaches the maximum
of 500.
● The number of tracks reaches the maximum
of 3,000.
Automatic recording :
If the “Automatic Recording” function is turned
to ON, recording starts when a CD is inserted.
(See “Music Box settings” later in this section.)
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Models without navigation system
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Playing recorded songs
Select the “Music Box” audio system by using
one of the following methods.
● Push the audio source switch on the steering
wheel repeatedly until the center display
changes to the Music Box mode. (See
“STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED
CONTROLS
FOR AUDIO” later in this section.)
● Push the DISC·AUX or 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 section.)
Next/Previous Track and
Fast Forward/Rewind :
(fast forward) or
(reWhen the
wind) 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.
or
button is pushed for
When the
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.
Stopping playback :
Play mode selection :
The system stops playing when:
The TUNE/FOLDER knob will skip from album to
album unless it is playing “All Songs” from the
Music Library menu. When playing “All Songs”,
the knob will change the track instead of the
album. The upper right corner of the main
screen will indicate if the TUNE knob is changing by track or album.
a. another mode (radio, CD, DVD, USB
memory or iPod) is selected.
b. the audio system is turned off.
c. the ignition switch is pushed to the LOCK
position.
REPEAT (RPT), RANDOM (RDM) :
When the RPT·RDM button is pushed while a
track is being played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
(Normal) → 1 Album Repeat → 1 Track Repeat →
1 Album Random → All Random → (Normal)
Tag Track (models with navigation system) :
Select “Tag Track” key on the screen when a
track is being played. A menu will show the 5
available playlists. Select one of the playlists to
add the current song to that playlist. If a playlist
is not selectable (text is grayed out), it means
the song already exists in that playlist.
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There are some options available by selecting
the “Menu” key on the screen during playback.
Select one of the following options that are
displayed on the screen if necessary.
Now Playing (models with navigation system) :
Displays a track list to choose a preferred track
for playback.
Models with navigation system
Displays the Playlist and edits the Playlist if
necessary.
Select the “Edit” key.
The following items are available
● Add Current Songs
Add a current track to the Playlist.
Music Library :
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My Playlists (models with navigation system) :
There are some options available during playback. Select one of the following options that
are displayed on the screen if necessary.
● Add Songs by Album
Displays a list of albums in alphabetical
order. Selecting an album displays all of the
tracks in the album. Select tracks from the
list to add to the Playlist.
● Artists
Play tracks by an artist whose music is
currently being played. The artists are sorted
in alphabetical order.
● Add Songs by Artist
Displays a list of artists in alphabetical
order. Selecting an artist displays all of the
tracks by the artist. Select tracks from the
list to add to the Playlist.
● Albums
Play tracks in each album. The albums are
sorted in alphabetical order.
● Edit Songs Order
● All Songs
Play tracks from all recorded tracks. The
tracks are sorted in alphabetical order.
Reorder the tracks in the Playlist by selecting a track and specifying the order.
● Genres
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Play tracks by a selected genre.
Models without navigation system
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● Edit Name
Edit the name of the Playlist using the
keypad displayed on the screen. (See “HOW
TO USE INFINITI CONTROLLER” earlier in this
section.)
● Delete Songs
Delete tracks in the Playlist by selecting from
the displayed song list.
Play Mode (models with navigation system) :
Choose the preferred play mode from the following items.
● Normal
● 1 Album Repeat
● 1 Track Repeat
● 1 Playlist Random
● 1 Artist Random
● 1 Album Random
● 1 All Track Random
● 1 All Random
● Transfer Missing Titles to USB
Edit Music Information :
Transfer the information of an album recorded without titles to a USB memory.
Visit www.InfinitiUSA.com/music-update/
for details.
Displays the following information about the
Music Box hard drive to edit if necessary.
● Edit Information of Current Song (models
with navigation system)
Edit the “Track”, “Artist” and “Genre” information of the current track using the keypad
displayed on the screen. (See “HOW TO USE
TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
● Update Gracenote from HDD
Edit the “Mode” information by selecting
from the list.
● Edit Information by Album (models with navigation system)
Edit the displayed name and of a selected
album and the track information in the album.
● Update Gracenote from USB Device (models
with navigation system)/Transfer Titles from
USB (models without navigation system)
Update the in-vehicle Gracenote Database
using a USB memory. Search the title from a
information acquired on the Internet.
Visit www.InfinitiUSA.com/music-update/
for details.
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Search the title using the database in the
hard disk.
Music Box settings
Gracenote
To set the Music box hard drive to your preferred settings, select the “Menu ” key during
playback, and the “Music Box Settings ” key
with the INFINITI controller, and then push the
ENTER button.
NOTE:
Music Box Used/Free Space :
● The information contained in the Gracenote
Database is not fully guaranteed.
● The service of the Gracenote Database on the
Internet may be stopped without prior notice
for maintenance.
Information about “Saved Album”, “Saved
Track” and “Remaining Time” is displayed.
Automatic Recording :
End-User License Agreement
When this item is turned to ON, the Music Box
hard drive automatically starts recording when
a CD is inserted.
USE OF THIS PRODUCT IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF
THE TERMS BELOW.
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Models with navigation system
Delete Songs from Music Box :
Deletes the current song, selected songs or
albums by choosing from the list, or all
songs/albums in the Music Box.
Recording Quality :
Set the recording quality of 105 kbps or 132
kbps. The default is set to 105 kbps.
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Models without navigation system
CDDB Version (models with navigation
system)/Gracenote Database Version (models
without navigation system) :
The version of the built-in Gracenote Database
is displayed.
Gracenote姞 MusicID姞 Terms of Use
This application or device contains software
from Gracenote, Inc. of Emeryville, California
(“Gracenote”). The software from Gracenote
(the “Gracenote Software”) enables this application to perform disc and/or file identification
and obtain music-related information, including
name, artist, track, and title information
(“Gracenote Data”) from online servers or embedded databases (collectively, “Gracenote
Servers”) and to perform other functions. You
may use Gracenote Data only by means of the
intended End-User functions of this application
or device. You agree that you will use Gracenote
Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote
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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 service uses a unique identifier
to track queries for statistical purposes. The
purpose of a randomly assigned numeric identifier is to allow the Gracenote 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 service.
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR
FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUES.
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 services at
any time.
Music recognition technology and related data
are provided by Gracenote姞. Gracenote is the
industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more
information, please visit www.gracenote.com.
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
Copyright :
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2009 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2009 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.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks
of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype,
and the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.
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Before connecting a device to a jack, turn off the
power of the portable device.
With a compatible device connected to the
jacks, push the AUX button to switch to the AUX
mode. The output from the device will be played
through the monitor and audio system.
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AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS (if so
equipped)
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.
Compatible audio devices, such as some MP3
players, can also be connected to the system
through the auxiliary jacks.
The auxiliary jacks are color coded for identification purposes.
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AUX Menu
When the “Setting” key on the display is selected while in the AUX mode, the menu screen
will be displayed.
Display Mode :
Choose the display mode from the following
items.
● Normal
● Wide
● Cinema
● Yellow - video input
● White - left channel audio input
● Red - right channel audio input
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● 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.
USB memory
● Never touch the terminal portion of the USB
memory.
● Do not place heavy objects on the USB
memory.
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CD/DVD/USB MEMORY CARE AND
CLEANING
CD/DVD
● Handle a CD/DVD by its edges. Never touch
the surface of the disc. Do not bend the disc.
● Do not store the USB memory in highly
humid locations.
● Do not expose the USB memory to direct
sunlight.
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Models with navigation system
● Do not spill any liquids on the USB memory.
Refer to the USB memory Owner’s Manual for
the details.
● 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.
Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
alcohol intended for industrial use.
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1. Audio source switch
2. Menu control switch (models with navigation system) or audio tuning switch (models without navigation system)
3. Volume control switch
4. Back switch
STEERING-WHEEL-MOUNTED
CONTROLS FOR AUDIO
Menu control switch (models with
navigation system) or audio tuning
switch (models without navigation
system)
While the display is showing a MAP (navigation
systems only), STATUS or Audio screen, tilt the
switch upward or downward to select a station,
track, CD or folder. For most audio sources,
tilting the switch up/down for more than 1.5
seconds provides a different function than tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds.
AM and FM radio :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the preset station.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will seek up or down to the next station.
● Pushing the menu control switch (models
with navigation system) will show the list of
preset stations.
● Pushing the menu control switch (models
with navigation system) will show the CD
Menu.
XM Satellite Radio :
DVD (models with navigation system) :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the preset channel.
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will go to the next or previous category.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the title number.
● Pushing the menu control switch (models
with navigation system) will show the XM
Menu.
● Pushing the menu control switch will select
an item from the DVD display.
iPod姞 (if so equipped) :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will skip to the next or previous index.
● Pushing the menu control switch will show
the iPod Menu.
CD :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will increase/decrease the folder number (if
playing compressed audio files).
● When the transparent operation menu appears, the switch will control the menu.
USB (if so equipped) :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will increase/decrease the folder number
● Pushing the menu control switch will show
the USB Menu.
Music Box (if so equipped) :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
● Tilting up/down for more than 1.5 seconds
will increase/decrease the album (folder)
number (if playing compressed audio files).
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● Pushing the menu control switch will show
the Music Box Menu.
Bluetooth姞 Audio (models with navigation system) :
● Tilting up/down for less than 1.5 seconds
will increase or decrease the track number.
AUX (if so equipped) :
● Pushing the menu control switch (models
with navigation system) will show the AUX
Menu.
BACK switch (models with
navigation system)
Push this switch to go back to the previous
screen or cancel the selection if it is not completed.
Audio source switch
Push the audio source switch to change the
mode as follows.
Type A:
ANTENNA
Window antenna
The antenna pattern is printed inside the rear
window.
● Models with navigation system
AM → FM → SAT → CD/DVD → Music Box →
USB/iPod姞 → Bluetooth姞 Audio
● Models without navigation system
AM → FM → CD → Music Box → USB/iPod姞
→ SAT
Type B:
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.
Preset A → Preset B → Preset C → CD
Volume control switches
Push the upper (+) or lower (⫺) side switch to
increase or decrease the volume.
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO
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.
BLUETOOTH姞 HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)
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.
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
● For details, consult an INFINITI retailer.
To avoid draining the vehicle battery, use a
phone after starting the engine.
Your INFINITI is equipped with Bluetooth姞
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner
of a compatible Bluetooth姞 enabled cellular
phone, you can set up the wireless connection
between your cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module. With Bluetooth姞 wireless technology, you can make or receive a telephone
call with your cellular phone in your pocket.
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Once a cellular phone is connected to the
in-vehicle phone module, no phone connecting
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姞
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 4-109.
Before using the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
compatible cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module before using the Bluetooth姞
Hands-Free Phone System.
● Some Bluetooth姞 enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module. Please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.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 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.
● 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.
● If the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
seems to be malfunctioning, please visit
www.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth for troubleshooting help.
● 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.
● 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.
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the Bluetooth姞 wireless connection, the battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual.
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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
Bluetooth trademark:
BLUETOOTH姞 is a trademark owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Clarion Co., Ltd.
VOICE COMMANDS
You can use voice commands to operate various
Bluetooth姞 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 4-109.
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 InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
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CONTROL BUTTONS
1) PHONE button
2) TALK/PHONE SEND button
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PHONE SELECTION
Up to 5 cellular phones can be registered to the
system. To switch to connect another cellular
phone, push PHONE button and select the
“Connected Phones” key. The registered cellular phones are shown on the list. If you select a
cellular phone that is different from the one
currently connected, the newly selected phone
will be connected to the system.
VEHICLE PHONEBOOK
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CONNECTING PROCEDURE
1. Push the PHONE button or the
button, and select the “Connect Phone”
key.
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2. When a PIN code appears on the screen,
operate the compatible Bluetooth姞 cellular phone to enter the PIN code.
The connecting 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.InfinitiUSA.com/bluetooth
or
call
INFINITI Consumer Affairs Department for
instructions on pairing INFINITI recommended cellular phones.
This vehicle has two phonebooks available for
hands-free use. Depending on the phone, the
system may automatically download the entire
cell phone’s phonebook into the “Handset
Phonebook”. For the details about downloading
a phonebook, see “PHONE SETTING” later in
this section. If a phonebook does not automatically download, the vehicle phonebook may be
set for up to 40 entries. This phonebook allows
the recording of a name to speak while using
voice recognition.
When the connection process is completed,
the screen will return to the Phone menu
display.
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1. Push the PHONE button and select the
“Vehicle Phonebook” key.
2. Select the “Add New” key at the top of the
screen.
3. Choose the method for entering the
phonebook entry. For this example, select
“Enter Number by Keypad”.
4. Enter the digits and select the “OK” key.
(See “HOW TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this
section.)
5. Select the “Voicetag” key to record a
name to speak when using the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system.
6. Select the “Store” key and prepare to
speak the name after the tone.
7. When the voicetag is successfully saved,
select the “OK” key to save the phonebook entry.
8. After the phonebook entry is saved, it will
show a screen that is ready to call the
number. Press the BACK button to return
to the Vehicle Phonebook.
There are different methods to input a phone
number. Select one of the following options
instead of “Enter Number by Keypad” in step 3.
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– Copy from Call History
The system will show a list of incoming,
outgoing or missed calls that were downloaded from the connected cellular phone
(depending on the phone’s compatibility).
Select one of these entries to save in the
vehicle phonebook.
– Copy from the Handset
The system will show the connected cellular
phone’s phonebook that was downloaded
(depending on the phone’s compatibility).
Select one of these entries to save in the
vehicle phonebook.
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Editing the Vehicle Phonebook
The following editing items are available:
1. Push the PHONE button and select the
“Vehicle Phonebook” key.
2. Select the desired entry from the displayed list.
3. Select the “Edit” key.
4. Select the desired item to change.
● Entry #
Changes the displayed number of the selected entry.
● Name
Edit the name of the entry using the keypad
displayed on the screen.
● Number
Edit the phone number using the keypad
displayed on the screen.
● Type
Select an icon from the icon list.
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● Voicetag
Confirm and store the voicetag. Voicetags
allow easy dialing using the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system. (See “INFINITI VOICE
RECOGNITION SYSTEM (models with navigation system)” later in this section.)
To delete an entry, select the “Delete” key at
step 3.
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MAKING A CALL
To make a call, follow this procedure.
1. Push the PHONE button on the instrument
button on the steering
panel or the
wheel. The “PHONE” screen will appear on
the display.
2. Select the “Handset Phonebook” key on
the “PHONE” menu.
3. Select the desired entry from the list.
4. Confirm the correct entry by selecting for
the correct number from the list.
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5. Select the “Call” key to start dialing the
number.
There are different methods to make a call.
Select one of the following options instead of
“Handset Phonebook” in step 2 above.
● Vehicle Phonebook
Select an entry stored in the Vehicle’s
Phonebook.
● Call History
Select an outgoing, incoming or missed call
downloaded from your cell phone (depending on your phone’s compatibility).
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● Dial Number
● Answer
Input the phone number manually using the
keypad displayed on the screen. (See “HOW
TO USE TOUCH SCREEN (models with navigation system)” earlier in this section.)
Accept an incoming call to talk.
● Hold Call
Put an incoming call on hold.
● Reject Call
Reject an incoming call.
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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.
To finish the call, perform one of the following procedures listed below.
a) Select the “Hang up” key.
b) Push the PHONE button on the instrument
panel.
c) Push the
wheel.
a) Select the “Answer” key.
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 displayed
on the screen.
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button on the steering
● Keypad
Using the touch tone, send digits to the
connected party for using services such as
voicemail.
● Cancel Mute
This will appear after “Mute” is selected.
Mute will be canceled.
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DURING A CALL
There are some options available during a call.
Select one of the following displayed on the
screen if necessary.
● Hang up
Finish the call.
● Use Handset
Transfer the call to the cellular phone.
● Mute
Mute your voice to the person.
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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PHONE SETTING
To set up the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone
System to your preferred settings, push the
SETTING button on the instrument panel and
select the “PHONE” key.
Edit Vehicle Phonebook
To edit the vehicle phonebook, use the same
procedure as described in “VEHICLE PHONEBOOK” earlier in this section.
Delete Phonebook
The vehicle phonebook entries can be deleted
all at the same time or one by one.
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Download Handset Phonebook
Download the contacts registered in a
Bluetooth姞 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
details.
When “Auto Download” is active, the system
will automatically re-download the entries registered in the phone everytime it is paired with
the vehicle, even after you delete the entries
from your vehicle’s Handset Memory.
● Vehicle Ringtone
When this function is activated, a specific
ringtone that is different from the cellular
phone will sound when receiving a call.
Auto Download
When this item is activated, the phonebook of a
hands-free phone is automatically downloaded
at the same time that the hands-free phone is
connected.
When this item is active, the system will automatically re-download the entries registered in
the connected phone even if you attempt to
delete the entries.
Volume
The following kinds of phone volume can be set.
Pushing the PHONE button and selecting the
“Volume” key can also operate the same settings.
● Ringtone/Incoming Call/Outgoing Call
To increase or decrease the volume, select
the “Ringtone”, “Incoming Call” or “Outgoing Call” key and adjust it with the INFINITI
controller.
● Automatic Hold
When this function is activated, an incoming
phone call is automatically held.
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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 4-109.)
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.
The system consistently selects the
wrong voicetag.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “VEHICLE PHONEBOOK” earlier in
this section.)
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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BLUETOOTH姞 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 vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth姞
Hands-Free Phone System. If you are an owner
of a Bluetooth姞 enabled cellular phone, you can
set up the wireless connection between your
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module. With Bluetooth姞 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 invehicle phone module, no phone connecting
procedure is required. Your phone is automatically connected with the in-vehicle phone mod-
ule when the ignition switch is pushed to the
“ON” position with the registered cellular
phone turned on and carried in the vehicle.
● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the telephone
service area.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth姞
cellular phones in the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular
phone at a time.
– 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.
When a call is active, the audio system and
microphone (located in the ceiling in front of the
rearview mirror) are used for the handsfree
communications.
If the audio system is being used at the time,
the audio mode will mute and will stay muted
until the active call is ended.
The INFINITI Voice Recognition system supports
the phone commands, so dialing a phone number using your voice is possible.
Before using the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone
module before using the Bluetooth姞 HandsFree Phone System.
● Some Bluetooth姞 enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone module.
– Your cellular phone is locked in order not
to be dialed.
● 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姞 wireless connection, the battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual.
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● If the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System
seems to be malfunctioning, please contact
an INFINITI retailer.
● 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.
● 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.
● This wireless hands free car kit is based on
Bluetooth姞 technology,
– Number of Channel: 79
– This wireless equipment can’t be used for
any services related to safety because
there is the possibility of radio interference.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
Bluetooth姞 is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG,
Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to
Visteon Corporation.
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CONTROL BUTTONS
1. PHONE SEND
button
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.
button
2. PHONE END
Push the button to cancel a VR session or
end a call.
– Frequency: 2402 MHz - 2480 MHz
– Output Power: 7,94 dBm E.I.R.P
– Modulation:
␲/4DQPSK
FHSS
GFSK
8DPSK,
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VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM
Before starting :
You can also use the Bluetooth姞 hands-free
phone system with Voice Recognition System.
To get the best performance out of the Voice
Recognition System, observe the following:
INFO
● The available voice commands are only applicable to the relevant language set in the
LANGUAGE setting screen. (See “HOW TO
USE SETTING BUTTON” earlier in this section.)
● If the vehicle is in motion, some commands
may not be available so full attention may be
given to vehicle operation.
Using system
Initialization :
When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON
position, Voice Recognition System is initialized, which takes a few seconds. When completed, the system is ready to accept voice
switch on the steering
commands. If the
wheel is pushed before the initialization completes, the system will not accept any command.
● 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.
● Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a
command.
● Speak a voice command within 5 seconds
after the beep sound. If no voice command is
given, the system will ask you for a number.
If no further command is given, the session
ends.
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Giving voice command:
1. Push and release the
on the steering wheel.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
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switch located
4. The system acknowledges the command
and announces the next set of available
commands.
5. After the tone sounds, speak the phone
number.
6. When you have finished speaking the
phone number, the system repeats it back
and announces the available commands.
7. After system responds, speak “Dial” and
the system dials the spoken numbers.
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2. A list of commands appears on the screen,
and the system announces, “Please say a
command after the beep. Available commands are: Call, Phonebook, Recent Calls,
Connect Phone or Help”.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
to
, speak
screen changes from
a command. See the “List of voice commands” later in this section for the voice
command list. Speak “Call” for example.
INFO
Voice commands cannot be recognized as
long as the screen icon is not in the com.
mand recognition mode
Operating tips :
● Voice commands cannot be accepted when
.
the icon is
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces, “Please say again”. Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
switch or the BACK button
● Push the
once to return to the previous screen.
● If you want to cancel the command, push the
switch. The message “Voice input is
canceled” will be announced. 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 commands :
The Voice Recognition System requires a certain
way to speak voice commands. Speak normally
and clearly in the direction of the microphone
(located in front of the rearview mirror). Every
digit of the number must be spoken individually
and in a normal manner. The hands-free mode
will work best when the telephone number is
spoken in blocks of three to five digits. After
each spoken block is terminated, the system
will repeat the three to five digits and wait for
you to speak the next digit or block of digits
required for the telephone number.
See “List of voice commands” later in this
section for the appropriate commands that can
be spoken for the hands-free mode system.
Example:
In order to initiate a call, speak “Phonebook”.
INFO
● If you are controlling the telephone system
by voice command for the first time or do not
know the appropriate voice command, speak
“Help”. The system announces the available
commands.
● When you speak numbers, you can speak
both “zero” or “oh” for “0”.
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Personal vocabulary (voicetags) :
Voice Recognition System is equipped with the
function called “voicetags”, which can be associated with the phone number and name in the
phonebook. Using the voice tag will automatically generate a speed dial to the registered
number.
3. Give your instructions to the system by
saying: “Dial John” for example (“John”
must have been previously set as a voice
tag for John’s phone number) or “Dial
One” if John is classified as one in the
phonebook.
You can call the identified number using the
following command: “Dial” followed by the
voice tag.
If the system cannot understand your command, repeat it according to the recommendations mentioned in “How to speak commands” earlier in this section.
4. If the given name (voice tag) is correct,
the phone system will dial the number
registered for “John”.
Dialling a name with a voice tag :
INFO
It is possible to call up a name via a voice tag
instead of a number, provided the name and
number of your correspondent has been previously stored in the phonebook.
To end the voice command phase at any stage
switch once
of the procedure, push the
in order to activate the cancel command.
See “PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION” earlier in
this section.
Manual command selection :
Commands can be selected manually. While the
commands are displayed on the screen, select a
command by operating the Tune switch, and
button. Once a command
then push the
is manually selected, the voice command function is cancelled. To return to voice command
button to cancel the
mode, push the
current operation, and then perform the first
procedure of voice command.
Dial via a voice tag, according to the following
procedure.
1. Push the
switch.
2. The system replies “please say a command after the beep. Available commands
are: Call, Phonebook, Recent Calls, Connect Phone or Help”.
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List of voice commands:
COMMAND
ACTION
“Call/Dial” “<name>”
Dials the specified <name>.
“Call/Dial” “Redial”
Dials the last number.
“Call” “<number>”
Dials the specified <number>.
“Phonebook” “<name>”
Displays the specified <name> in the phonebook.
“Phonebook” “List Names”
Displays all the names in the phonebook.
“Phonebook” “Transfer Entry”
Transfers the phonebook data to the system.
“Phonebook” “Delete Entry”
Deletes the phonebook registered in the system.
“Connect Phone” “Software Version”
Displays the software version of the system to be connected.
“Connect Phone” “Add Phone”
Connects a cellular phone to the system.
“Connect Phone” “Select Phone”
Selects a registered cellular phone.
“Connect Phone” “Delete Phone”
Deletes a registered cellular phone.
“Connect Phone” “Bluetooth Off”
Turns the Bluetooth姞 connection off.
“Connect Phone” “Replace Phone”
Changes the registered order of the cellular phones.
“Connect Phone” “Delete Phone” “All Phones”
Deletes all registered cellular phones.
“Connect Phone” “Delete Phone” “List Phones”
Selects a registered cellular phone and deletes it.
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PAIRING PROCEDURE
Up to 5 cellular phones can be registered.
1. Push the
button on the steering
wheel. The system announces the available commands.
2. Speak: “Connect Phone”. The system acknowledges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
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3. Speak: “Add Phone”. The system acknowledges the command and asks you
to initiate connecting from the phone
handset.
4. When asked to enter a PIN code to connect a Bluetooth姞 cellular phone, enter
the code “1234”.
INFO:
The Add Phone command is not available when
the vehicle is moving.
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The code is always “1234” regardless of the
number of phones paired.
The connecting procedure of a cellular
phone varies according to each cellular
phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for more information.
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5. The system asks the user to speak a name
for the phone.
Speak: “Yes”. The system acknowledges the
command and registers the cellular phone.
If the name is too long or too short, the system
tells the user, then prompts the user for a name
again.
Also, if more than one phone is connected and
the name sounds too much like a name already
used, the system tells the user, then prompts
the user for name again.
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PHONEBOOK REGISTRATION
MAKING A CALL
When the cellular phone is connected to the
in-vehicle module, the data stored in the cellular phone such as phonebook, outgoing call
logs, incoming call logs and missed call logs is
automatically transferred and registered to the
system.
To make a call, follow the procedures below.
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
information.
Up to 1,000 phone numbers per registered
cellular phone can be stored in the phonebook.
1. Push the
button on the steering
wheel. A tone will sound.
2. Speak: “Call”. The system acknowledges
the command and announces the next set
of available commands.
3. Speak the registered person’s name. The
system acknowledges the command and
announces the next set of available commands.
4. Speak: “Yes”. The system acknowledges
the command and makes the call.
5. Once the call has ended, press the
button on the steering wheel.
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● “Mute on/off” — Use the Mute command to
mute the user’s voice so the other party
cannot hear it.
RECEIVING A CALL
When the ring tone is heard, press the button
on the steering wheel.
Use the mute command again to unmute the
user’s voice.
Once the call has ended, press the button on
the steering wheel.
● “Transfer Handset” — Use the Transfer
Handset command to transfer the call from
the Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System to
a cellular phone when privacy is desired. The
system announces, “Transfer Handset. The
call is transferred to the handset only.” The
system then ends the VR session.
NOTE:
To reject a call when the ring tone is heard, press
the button on the steering wheel.
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The Transfer Call command can also be
issued again to return to a hands-free call
through the vehicle.
DURING A CALL
During a call there are several command opbutton on the
tions available. Press the
steering wheel to mute the receiving voice and
enter commands.
● “(digits)” — Use the Send command to enter
numbers during a call. For example, if directed to dial an extension by an automated
system:
● “Help” — The system announces the available commands.
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.”
Speak: “Sending one two three four.”
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.
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● Number
When prompted by the system, speak the
number to call.
● Redial
Use the Redial command to call the last
number of outgoing calls. 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.
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PHONE SETTINGS
Call
● (a name)
If there are entries stored in the Phone Book,
a number associated with a name and location can be dialed. See “Phone book registration” in this section to learn how to store
entries. When prompted by the system, say
the name of the phone book entry to call.
● Callback
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Use the Callback command to call the last
number in incoming calls. The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing. If an incoming call
number does not exist, the system announces, “There is no number to call back”
and ends the VR session.
Phonebook
● (a name)
● Help
The system announces the available commands.
The system acknowledges the name. If there
are multiple locations associated with the
name, the system asks the user to choose
the location.
Use the name command to seek the name
and locations registered in the phonebook in
alphabetical order. When the system acknowledges the alphabet the user spoke,
the system announces all registered names
and locations beginning with that alphabet.
Playback of the list can be stopped at any
time by pressing a button on the steering
wheel. The system ends the VR session.
Once the name and location are confirmed,
the system begins the call.
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● List Names
Use the List Names command to hear the
names and locations registered in the
phonebook. When the system acknowledges
the command, the system announces all
voicetags registered in the system.
Playback of the list can be stopped at any
time by pressing a button on the steering
wheel. The system ends the VR session.
● Transfer Entry
Use the Transfer Entry command to transfer
the phonebook data stored in a cellular
phone to the system.
The system acknowledges the command and
asks the user to initiate a transfer from the
phone handset. The new contact phone
number will be transferred from the cellular
phone via a Bluetooth姞 communication link.
The system confirms the name, location and
number. The system then asks if the user
would like to store another location for the
same name. If the user does not wish to
store another location, the system ends the
VR session.
● Delete Entry
Use the Delete Entry command to delete a
specific number or all numbers in the phonebook. The system announces the names of
the phone numbers already stored in the
system. The system then gives the option to
delete a specific number or all numbers.
Once the user chooses to delete a number or
all numbers, the system asks the user to
confirm.
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Recent Calls
● Incoming
Use the Incoming command to make a call
viewing the list of incoming calls.
● Help
The system announces the available commands.
The transfer procedure varies according to
each cellular phone. See the cellular phone
Owner’s Manual for more information. The
system repeats the number and prompts the
user for the next command. After entering
numbers, choose “Store.”
● Missed
Use the Missed command to make a call
viewing the list of missed calls.
● Outgoing
Use the Outgoing command to make a call
viewing the list of outgoing calls.
● Redial
Use the Redial command to dial the last
outgoing call.
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● Callback
already been connected to the vehicle system, the system announces the name that
the phone is already using. The connecting
procedure will then be cancelled.
Use the Callback command to dial the last
incoming call.
● Help
The Add Phone command is not available
when the vehicle is moving.
The system announces the available commands.
● Select Phone
Use the Select Phone command to select a
phone of lesser priority when two or more
phones connected with Bluetooth姞 HandsFree Phone System are in the vehicle at the
same time.
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Connect Phone
The system asks the user to name the phone
and confirm the selection.
● Add Phone
Use the Pair Phone command to connect a
compatible phone to the Bluetooth姞 HandsFree Phone System.
When asked to enter a PIN code to connect a
Bluetooth姞 cellular phone, enter the code
“1234”.
Once the selection is confirmed, the selected
phone remains active until the ignition switch
is turned OFF or a new phone is selected.
● Delete Phone
The code is always “1234” regardless of the
number of phones connected. Up to 5
phones can be connected. If the user tries to
connect a sixth phone, the system announces that the user must first delete one
phone or replace an existing phone. If the
user tries to connect a phone that has
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
specific phone or all phones from
Bluetooth姞 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 the
option to delete a specific phone, all phones
or listen to the list again. Once the user
chooses to delete a phone or all phones, the
system asks the user to confirm.
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NOTE:
When the user deletes a phone, the associated
phone book for that phone will also be deleted.
● Replace Phone
Use the Replace Phone command to change
the priority level of the active phone.
The priority level determines which phone is
active when more than one paired
Bluetooth姞 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
● Bluetooth On/Off
Use the Bluetooth On/Off command to turn
on/off Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone System.
● Help
The system announces the available commands.
VOICE ADAPTATION MODE
The Voice Adaptation mode allows up to two
users with different dialects 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 voice adaptation model for each connected phone.
Training procedure
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 Park.
3. Press the
button.
4. Speak: “Help”. The system acknowledges
the command and announces the next set
of available commands.
5. Speak: ⬙Voice Adaptation⬙. The system
acknowledges the command and displays
the voice adaptation mode screen.
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.
7. When preparation is complete and you are
button.
ready to begin, press the
8. The voice adaptation mode will be explained. Follow the instructions provided
by the system.
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 voice adaptation has been completed and the
system is ready.
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INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM
(models with navigation system)
The voice adaptation mode will stop if:
● The
button is pressed in voice adaptation mode.
● The vehicle is driven during voice adaptation
mode.
● The ignition switch is turned to the OFF or
LOCK position.
INFINITI Voice Recognition allows hands-free
operation of the Phone, Navigation, Information
and Audio systems in one of two modes, Standard Mode or Alternate Command Mode.
In Standard Mode, 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. (See “INFINITI
VOICE RECOGNITION STANDARD MODE” later in
this section for details.)
For advanced operation, you can use the Alternate Command Mode. (See “INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION ALTERNATE COMMAND MODE” later
in this section for details.) When this mode is
active, an expanded list of commands can be
switch,
spoken after pushing the TALK
and the voice command menu prompts are
turned off. Review the expanded command list,
which is available when this mode is active.
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.
To improve the recognition success rate when
Alternate Command Mode is active, try using
the Speaker Adaptation Function available in
that mode. 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.
INFINITI VOICE RECOGNITION
STANDARD MODE
The following section is applicable when the
Standard Mode is activated.
The Standard Mode enables you to complete
the desired operation by simply following the
prompts that appear on the display and also are
announced by the system.
To switch one mode to another, see each mode
description later in this section.
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Activating Standard Mode
When the Alternate Command Mode is active,
perform the following steps to switch to the
Standard Mode.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Select the “Others” key.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
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4. Select the “Alternate Command Mode”
key.
5. The indicator turns off and the Standard
Mode activates.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Select the “Others” key.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
4. Select the “User Guide” key.
5. Select a preferred item.
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 skip steps 1 and 3 above if you say
“Help”.
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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Available items :
● Getting Started
Describes the basics of how to operate the
INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
● Let’s Practice
Mode that allows practicing by following the
instructions of the system voice.
● Using the Address Book
Tutorial for entering a destination by using
the Address Book.
● Finding a Street Address (if so equipped)
Tutorial for entering a destination by street
address.
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
command operation.
● Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips of speaking for correct
command recognition by the system.
Note that the Command List feature is only
available when Alternate Command Mode is
active.
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Getting Started
Let’s Practice
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.
1. Select the “Getting Started” key.
2. You can confirm the page by scrolling the
screen using the INFINITI controller.
This mode helps learn how to use the INFINITI
Voice Recognition system.
1. Select the “Let’s Practice” key.
2. After the message screen appears, push
switch on the steering
the TALK
wheel.
3. Speak the displayed number after the
tone. The evaluation screen will be displayed and the result can be confirmed.
Tutorials on the operation of the INFINITI Voice
Recognition system
If you choose “Using the Address Book”, “Finding a Street Address” or “Placing Calls”, you
can view tutorials on how to perform these
operations using INFINITI Voice Recognition.
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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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Useful tips for correct operation
You can display useful speaking tips to help the
system recognize your voice commands correctly.
Select “Help on Speaking” to start display.
USING THE SYSTEM
● 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.
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Giving voice commands
1. Push the TALK
steering wheel.
● If the air conditioner is set to “Auto”, the fan
speed is automatically lowered so that your
commands can be recognized more easily.
Initialization
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
switch is pushed
commands. If the TALK
before the initialization completes, the display
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switch located on the
Operating tips :
How to speak numbers :
● Say a command after the tone.
INFINITI Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers when giving voice commands. Refer to the following examples.
● Commands that are available are always
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.
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces, “Please say again”. Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
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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, Audio or Help?”.
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
to
,
screen changes from
speak a command.
Selecting the “Practice” key will start the
practice mode. See “Let’s Practice” earlier in
this section.
4. Continue to follow the voice menu
prompts and speak after the tone sounds
until your desired operation is completed.
Selecting the “Help ” key can display the
detailed information of the each command.
General rule
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.)
Examples
● 1-800-662-6200
● Push the BACK button once to return to the
previous screen.
● To exit the voice recognition system, push
switch. The mesand hold the TALK
sage, “Voice canceled” will be announced.
● To skip the voice guidance function and give
the command immediately, press the TALK
switch to interrupt the system. Remember to speak after the tone.
● 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.
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two
zero zero”
Improving Recognition of Phone numbers
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.
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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”. Please speak
“zero” for the number “0 (zero)”, “oh” for the
letter “o (oh)”
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Command List
Category Command:
Command
Action
Phone
Operates the Phone function
Navigation
Operates the Navigation function
Information
Displays the vehicle Information function
Audio
Operates the Audio function.
Help
Displays User Guide
● Phone Command:
Command
Action
Dial Number
Makes a call to a spoken phone number up to 10 digits.
Vehicle Phonebook
Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the Vehicle Phonebook.
Handset Phonebook
Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the mobile phone.
Call history
Incoming Calls
Makes a call to the incoming call number.
Outgoing Calls
Makes a call to the dialed number.
Missed Calls
Makes a call to the Missed calls number.
International Call
Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken.
Change Number
Corrects the recognized phone number (available during phone number entry).
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● Navigation Command:
Command
Action
Home
Sets a route to your home that is stored in the Address Book.
Address
Searches for a location by the street address specified, and sets a route to the location.
Places
Sets a route to a facility near the current vehicle location.
Address Book
Searches for stored information in the Address Book.
Previous Destinations
Sets a route to a previous destination.
● Information Command:
Command
Action
Fuel Economy
Displays fuel economy information.
Maintenance
Displays maintenance information.
Traffic Information
Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
Where am I?
Displays your current location.
● Audio Command:
Command
Action
AM
Turns to the AM band, selecting the station last played.
FM
Turns to the FM band, selecting the station last played.
XM
Turns to the XM Satellite band, selecting the channel last played.
Music Box
Turns on the “Music Box” hard disk drive audio system.
CD
Starts to play a CD.
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● General Commands
Command
Action
Go back
Corrects the last recognition result to return to the previous screen
Exit
Cancels Voice Recognition
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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:
1. Push the TALK
steering wheel.
switch located on the
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2. The system announces, “Would you like
to access Phone, Navigation, Information,
Audio or Help?”
3. Speak “Phone”.
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4. Speak “Dial Number”.
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Selecting the “Manual Controls” key
switches the screen to the keypad to input
the phone number manually.
6. The system announces, “Please say the
next three digits or dial, or say change
number.”
7. Speak “6 6 2”.
5. Speak “8 0 0”.
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● You can only say a phone number using the
3-3-4 grouping, 7 digits, and 10 digits using
this command. Please use the “International
Call” command for all other formats.
● 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.
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8. The system announces, “Please say the
last four digits” or say change number.
9. Speak “6 2 0 0”.
10. The system announces, “Dial or Change
Number?”
11. Speak “Dial”.
12. The system makes a call to 800-6206200.
● 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.
Note :
● 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.)
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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,
Audio or Help?”
3. Speak “Phone”.
1. Push the TALK
steering wheel.
switch located on the
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4. Speak “International Call”.
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ALTERNATE COMMAND MODE
The following section is applicable when Alternate Command Mode is activated.
When Alternate Command Mode is activated, an
expanded list of commands can be used after
switch. In this mode,
pressing the TALK
available commands are not fully shown on the
display or prompted. Review the expanded
command list when this mode is active. See
examples of Alternate Command Mode screens.
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5. Speak “011811112223333”.
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6. Speak “Dial”.
7. System makes a call to 011-81-111-2223333.
Note :
Any digit input format is available in the International Number input process.
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. To improve the recognition success rate, try using the Speaker Adaptation Function available in that mode. (See
“Speaker adaptation function (for Alternate
Command Mode)” 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.
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Activating Alternate Command Mode
When the Standard Mode is active, perform the
following steps to switch to the Alternate Command Mode.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Highlight the “Others” key.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key.
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4. Highlight the “Alternate Command Mode”
key.
5. The confirmation message is displayed on
the screen. Push the “OK” key to activate
the Alternate Command Mode.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Select the “Others” key.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
4. Select the “Command List” key.
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).
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5. Select a category from the list.
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6. Select an item.
7. If necessary, scroll the screen using the
INFINITI controller to view the entire list.
8. Press the BACK button to return to the
previous screen.
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List of help commands
Phone Commands:
Command
Action
Dial Number
Makes a call to a spoken phone number.
Vehicle Phonebook
Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the Vehicle Phonebook.
Handset Phonebook
Call History
Makes a call to a contact that is stored in the mobile phone.
Incoming Calls
Makes a call to the incoming call number.
Outgoing Calls
Makes a call to the dialed number.
Missed Calls
International Call
Makes a call to the Missed calls number.
Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken.
Navigation Commands:
Command
Action
Home
Sets a route to your home that is stored in the Address Book.
Address
Searches for a location by the street address specified, and sets a route to the location.
Places
Sets a route to a facility near the current vehicle location.
Address Book
Searches for stored information in the Address Book.
Previous Destinations
Sets a route to a previous destination.
Previous Start Point
Sets a route to a previous starting point.
Delete Destination
Deletes a destination.
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Information Commands:
Command
Action
Fuel Economy
Displays fuel economy information.
Maintenance
Displays maintenance information.
Where am I?
Displays your current location.
Traffic Information
Turns the traffic information system ON and OFF.
Weather Information
Displays weather information.
Weather Map
Displays a weather map.
Audio Commands:
Command
Action
Music Box
Turns on the “Music Box” hard disk drive audio system.
CD
Starts to play a CD.
FM
Turns to the FM band, selecting the station last played.
AM
Turns to the AM band, selecting the station last played.
XM
Turns to the XM Satellite Radio band, selecting the channel last played.
USB
Turns on the USB memory.
Bluetooth Audio
Turns on the Bluetooth姞 audio player.
AUX
Turns on the AUX.
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Help Commands:
Command
Command List
Action
Navigation Commands
Displays the navigation command list.
Phone Commands
Displays the phone command list.
Audio Commands
Displays the audio command list.
Information Commands
Displays the information command list.
Help Commands
Displays the help command list.
User Guide
Displays the User Guide.
Speaker Adaptation
The system can memorize the voices of up to three persons.
General Commands:
Command
Action
Go back
Corrects the last recognition result to return to the previous screen
Exit
Cancels Voice Recognition
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5. Highlight an item using the INFINITI controller and push the ENTER button.
● Adapting the System to Your Voice
Available items :
USING THE SYSTEM
● Getting Started
Describe the basics of how to operate the
INFINITI Voice Recognition system.
● Let’s Practice
Mode that allows practicing by following the
instructions of the system voice.
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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.
1. Push the INFO button on the instrument
panel.
2. Select the “Others” key using the INFINITI
controller and push the ENTER button.
3. Highlight the “Voice Recognition” key using the INFINITI controller and push the
ENTER button.
4. Highlight the “User Guide” key using the
INFINITI controller and push the ENTER
button.
● Using the Address Book
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
● Finding a Street Address (if so equipped)
Refer to Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
command operation.
● Help on Speaking
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.
Tutorial adapting the system to your voice.
Initialization
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
switch is pushed
commands. If the TALK
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 performance from INFINITI Voice
Recognition, observe the following.
● 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 air conditioner is in the AUTO
mode, the fan speed decreases automatically for easy recognition.
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● Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a
command.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
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Giving voice command
1. Push and release the TALK
located on the steering wheel.
switch
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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
to
,
screen changes from
speak a command.
Operating tips :
● Voice commands cannot be accepted when
the icon is
.
● The list displayed can be scrolled by tilting
the menu control switch on the steering
wheel.
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces, “Please say again”. Repeat
the command in a clear voice.
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● Push the BACK button once to return to the
previous screen.
Phone numbers
● If you want to cancel the command, push
switch for 1 secand hold the TALK
ond. The message “Voice canceled” will be
announced.
● 1-800-662-6200
● To skip the voice guidance function and give
the command immediately, press the TALK
switch to interrupt the system. Remember to speak after the tone.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the
system feedback, push the volume control
switch (+ 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.
Speak phone numbers according to the following examples:
– “Dial one eight zero zero six six two six
two zero zero.”
Note 1: For the best voice recognition phone
dialing results, say phone numbers as single
digits.
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”. Please speak
“zero” for the number “0 (zero)”, “oh” for the
letter “o (oh)”.
General rule
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.
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Speaker adaptation function (for
Alternate Command Mode)
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.
Having the system learn the user’s voice:
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel and select the “Others” key.
2. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
3. Select the “Speaker Adaptation” key.
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SAA2551
SAA2552
4. Select the user whose voice is memorized
by the system.
5. Select the “Start Speaker Adaptation
Learning” key.
6. Select a category to be learned by the
system from the following list.
8. The system requests that you repeat a
command after a tone.
● Phone Commands
9. After the tone sounds and the icon on the
to
,
screen changes from
speak the command that the system requested.
● Navigation Commands
● Information Commands
● Audio Commands
● Help Commands
The voice commands in the category are
displayed.
7. Select a voice command and then push
the ENTER button.
The voice recognition system starts.
10. 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 status on the right
side of the command turns from “None” to
“Stored”.
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Minimize voice feedback (for
Alternate Command Mode)
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Speaker Adaptation function settings :
To minimize the voice feedback from the system, perform the following steps.
1. Push the SETTING button on the instrument panel.
2. Select the “Others” key.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
4. Select the “Minimize Voice Feedback”
key.
5. The setting is turned to ON and the voice
guidance will now be reduced when using
the Voice Recognition system.
Edit User Name
Edit the user name using the keypad displayed
on the screen.
Delete Voice Data
Resets the user’s voice that the voice recognition system has learned.
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.
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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
1. Ensure that the command format is valid, see “Command List” earlier in this section.
2. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level.
3. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive, for example, windows open or defrost on.
Displays “COMMAND NOT RECOGNIZED” or the
system fails to interpret the command correctly. 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.
1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. (See “BLUETOOTH姞 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.
The system cannot be operated.
1. Make sure that the soft top is usable. If the soft top is not working, contact an INFINITI retailer.
2. Close the retractable hard top.
3. Open and close the retractable hard top before operating the system.
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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
Off-road recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) driving safety
precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Push-button ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Operating range for engine start function. . . . . . . . . 5-8
Push-button ignition switch operation. . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Push-button ignition switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Intelligent Key battery discharge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Automatic transmission models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Manual transmission models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Cruise control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Precautions on cruise control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Cruise control operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Selecting the vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode . . . . . . . . 5-22
Precautions on vehicle-to-vehicle distance
control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25
Conventional (FIXED SPEED) cruise control
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
Preview function (for Intelligent Cruise
Control system equipped models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Increasing fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43
Parking/parking on hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Sonar system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
Sonar indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-47
Sonar system off switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
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Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Parking brake break-in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Brake assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Preview function (Intelligent Cruise Control
system equipped models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-52
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53
4 wheel active steer (4WAS) system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-54
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special winter equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine block heater (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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.
● Closely supervise children when they are
around cars to prevent them from playing
and becoming locked in the trunk where they
could be seriously injured. Keep the car
locked, with the rear seatback and trunk lid
securely latched when not in use, and prevent children’s access to car keys.
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.
– 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.
● 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.
THREE-WAY CATALYST
● Keep the trunk lid closed while driving, otherwise exhaust gases could be drawn into
the passenger compartment. If you must
drive with the trunk lid open, follow these
precautions:
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.
1. Open all the windows.
air recirculation to off and
2. Set the
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 trunk lid or the body, follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to prevent carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle.
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 exhaust system and body should be inspected by a qualified mechanic whenever:
– The vehicle is raised for service.
– You suspect that exhaust fumes are entering into the passenger compartment.
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CAUTION
● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits from
leaded gasoline seriously reduce the threeway 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 retailer.
● 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 under-inflated. 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 under-inflated
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.
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.
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,
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Additional information
● The TPMS does not monitor the tire pressure
of the spare tire.
● 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.
● 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.
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
● If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates 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. (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
retailer 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.
CAUTION
● The TPMS may not function properly when
the wheels are equipped with tire chains or
the wheels are buried in snow.
● 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.
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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 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.
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 signifi-
cantly more likely to be injured or killed than a
person properly wearing a seat belt.
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.
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.
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● 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 underinflated tires.
Rapid air pressure loss can affect the handling
and stability of the vehicle, especially at highway speeds.
Help prevent rapid air pressure loss by maintaining the correct air pressure and 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.
1. Remain calm and do not overreact.
2. Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel
with both hands and try to hold a 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.
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PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! And
that is true for drugs, too (over-the-counter,
prescription, and illegal drugs). Don’t drive if
your ability to operate your vehicle is impaired
by alcohol, drugs, or some other physical condition.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) DRIVING
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
● Do not drive beyond the performance capability of the tires, even with AWD engaged.
Accelerating quickly, sharp steering maneuvers or sudden braking may cause loss of
control.
● Always use tires of the same type, size,
brand, construction (bias, bias-belted or radial), and tread pattern on all four wheels.
Install tire chains on the rear wheels when
driving on slippery roads and drive carefully.
● This vehicle is not designed for offroad
(rough road) use. Do not drive on sandy or
muddy roads that tires may get stuck in.
● For AWD equipped vehicles, do not attempt
to raise two wheels off the ground and shift
the transmission to any D (Drive) or R (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.
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 (for automatic transmission
model) or the shift lever to the N (Neutral)
position (for manual transmission model).
● When a wheel is off the ground due to an
unlevel surface, do not spin the wheel
excessively.
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● The trunk area is not included in the operating range but the Intelligent Key may function.
● If the Intelligent Key is placed on the instrument panel, rear parcel shelf, inside the
glove box or door pocket, the Intelligent Key
may not function.
● If the Intelligent Key is placed near the door
or window outside the vehicle, the Intelligent Key may function.
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OPERATING RANGE FOR ENGINE
START FUNCTION
PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
OPERATION
The Intelligent Key can only be used for starting
the engine when the Intelligent Key is within the
1 .
specified operating range 䊊
When the ignition switch is pushed without
depressing the brake pedal (automatic transmission model) or the clutch pedal (manual
transmission model), the ignition switch position will change as follows:
When the Intelligent Key battery is almost discharged or strong radio waves are present near
the operating location, the Intelligent Key system’s operating range becomes narrower and
may not function properly.
If the Intelligent Key is within the operating
range, it is possible for anyone, even someone
who does not carry the Intelligent Key, to push
the ignition switch to start the engine.
● 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.
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The ignition switch is equipped with an antitheft steering lock device.
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, shift the ignition
switch to the LOCK 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 lightly
turning the steering wheel right and left. (See
“DOT MATRIX LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY” in the
“2. Instruments and controls” section.)
If the battery of the vehicle is discharged, the
push-button ignition switch cannot be turned
from the LOCK 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.)
Automatic transmission models
ACC (Accessories)
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.
This position activates electrical accessories
such as the radio, when the engine is not
running.
When the ignition switch cannot be pushed
toward the LOCK position, proceed as follows:
1. Move the selector lever into the P (Park)
position.
2. Push the ignition switch to the OFF position. The ignition switch position indicator
will not illuminate.
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.
PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION SWITCH
POSITIONS
LOCK (Normal parking position)
ON (Normal operating position)
This position turns on the ignition system and
electrical accessories.
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 push-button
ignition switch in ACC or ON positions when the
engine is not running for an extended period.
This can discharge the battery.
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.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
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.)
CAUTION
SSD0768
INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY DISCHARGE
If the battery of the Intelligent Key is almost
B of the Intelligent
discharged, the guide light 䊊
A blinks and the indicator appears on
Key port 䊊
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 into
1 allows you to start the engine. Make
the port 䊊
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.
● Make sure the area around the vehicle is
clear.
● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid and window washer fluid as
frequently as possible, or at least whenever
you refuel.
● 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.
● 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.)
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.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Automatic Transmission (AT) model:
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.
Manual Transmission (MT) model:
Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position. Depress the clutch pedal fully to the
floor.
The starter is designed not to operate unless
the clutch pedal is fully depressed.
The Intelligent Key must be carried when operating the ignition switch.
3. Push the ignition switch to the ON position. Depress the brake pedal (AT model)
or the clutch pedal (MT model) and push
the ignition switch to start the engine.
To start the engine immediately, push and
release the ignition switch while depressing
the brake pedal or clutch pedal (MT model)
with the ignition switch in any position.
● 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.
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.
When racing the engine up to 4,000 rpm or
more under no load condition, the engine
will enter the fuel cut mode.
5. To stop the engine, shift the selector lever
to the P (Park) position (AT model) or
move the shift lever to the N (Neutral)
position (MT model), and push the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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.
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DRIVING THE VEHICLE
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
7 speed automatic transmission
1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and
push the selector lever button to shift into
a driving gear.
The automatic transmission in your vehicle is
electronically controlled by a transmission control module to produce maximum efficiency and
smooth operation.
2. Release the parking brake and foot brake,
then gradually start the vehicle in motion.
Shown on the following pages are the recommended operating procedures for this transmission. Follow these procedures for maximum
vehicle performance and driving enjoyment.
● 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.
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.
WARNING
CAUTION
● 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.
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads.
This may cause a loss of control.
● 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.
The selector lever cannot be moved out of the P
(Park) position and into any of the other gear
positions if the ignition switch is pushed to the
LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
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Push the button to shift into P (Park) or R
(Reverse). All other positions can be selected
without pushing the button.
CAUTION
Use this position only when the vehicle is completely stopped.
WARNING
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.
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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.
CAUTION
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.
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.
N (Neutral) :
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.
D (Drive) :
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
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B (if so equipped). The transmisshifter (⫺) 䊊
sion shifts to the lower range.
DS (Drive Sport) mode
Move the selector lever from D (Drive) to the left
into the manual shift gate. The transmission
position indicator in the meter shows “DS”.
When canceling the manual shift mode, return
the selector lever to the D (Drive) position. The
transmission returns to the normal driving
mode.
In the DS (Drive Sport) mode, the transmission
changes to the “sporty” driving shift operation,
creating a more aggressive acceleration feeling
than the D (Drive) mode and providing a gear
change sensation when the driver accelerates
quickly.
When the driver selects the manual shift mode
using the selector lever (or the paddle shifter)
during the DS (Drive Sport) mode operation, the
driver must move the selector lever from DS
(Drive Sport) to D (Drive) and back again to
re-select the DS (Drive Sport) mode.
SSD0599
Paddle shifters
Manual shift mode
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.
When shifting up, move the selector lever to the
+ (up) side or pull the right-side paddle shifter
A (if so equipped). The transmission shifts
(+) 䊊
to the higher range.
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
→
←
2 →
←
M
3 →
←
M
4 →
←
M
5 →
←
M
6 →
←
M
M
7
M
7 (7th) :
Use these positions for all normal forward
driving at highway speeds.
When shifting down, move the selector lever to
the ⫺ (down) side or pull the left-side paddle
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M
6 (6th) and M5 (5th) :
Use this position when driving up long slopes,
or for engine braking when driving down long
slopes.
M
4 (4th), M3 (3rd) and M2 (2nd) :
Use these positions 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.
● 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.
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.
SSD0598
Fail-safe
● Remember not to drive at high speeds for
extended periods of time in lower than 7th
gear. This reduces fuel economy.
When the fail-safe operation occurs, note that
the transmission will be locked in any of the
forward gears according to the condition.
● Moving the selector lever rapidly to the same
side twice will shift the ranges in succession.
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 ignition 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 retailer check the transmission
and repair if necessary.
● 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.
When this situation occurs, the Automatic
Transmission (AT) position indicator light (on
the dot matrix liquid crystal display) will
blink and the chime will sound.
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.
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.
A using a
3. Remove the shift lock cover 䊊
suitable tool.
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B as illustrated.
4. Push down the shift lock 䊊
C and
5. Push the selector lever button 䊊
move the selector lever to N (Neutral)
D while holding down the shift
position 䊊
lock.
Push the ignition switch to the ON position to
unlock the steering wheel. Now the vehicle may
be moved to the desired location.
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 retailer check the automatic
transmission system as soon as possible.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
WARNING
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads.
This may cause a loss of control.
● Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a
lower gear. This may cause a loss of control
or engine damage.
CAUTION
● Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal
while driving. This may damage the clutch.
● Fully depress the clutch pedal before shifting to help prevent transmission damage.
● Stop your vehicle completely before shifting
into R (Reverse).
● When the vehicle is stopped for a period of
time, for example at a stop light, shift to N
(Neutral) and release the clutch pedal with
the foot brake applied.
SSD0536
Shifting
To change gears, or when upshifting or downshifting, fully depress the clutch pedal, shift
into the appropriate gear, then slowly and
smoothly release the clutch pedal.
This vehicle is equipped with a short throw
shifter manual transmission. To ensure smooth
gear changes, fully depress the clutch pedal
before operating the shift lever. If the clutch
pedal is not fully depressed before the transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be heard.
Transmission damage could occur.
Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd,
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th gear in sequence according to vehicle speed.
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To back up, depress the shift lever and then
move it to the R (Reverse) gear after stopping
the vehicle completely.
For quick acceleration in low altitude areas or in
high altitude areas [over 4,000 ft (1,219 m)]:
Sedan:
Gear
MPH (km/h)
The shift lever returns to its original position
when the shift lever is moved to the N (Neutral)
position.
Gear change
MPH (km/h)
1st
39 (63)
1st to 2nd
15 (24)
2nd
64 (103)
2nd to 3rd
25 (40)
3rd
92 (148)
If it is difficult to move the shift lever into the R
(Reverse) or 1st gear, shift to the N (Neutral)
position, and then release the clutch pedal
once. Fully depress the clutch pedal again and
shift into the R (Reverse) or 1st gear.
3rd to 4th
40 (64)
4th
—
4th to 5th
45 (72)
5th
—
5th to 6th
50 (80)
6th
—
Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not
running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.
Gear
MPH (km/h)
1st
39 (63)
Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed
(shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, use the highest gear suggested for that
speed. Always observe posted speed limits, and
drive according to the road conditions, which
will ensure safe operation. Do not over-rev the
engine when shifting to a lower gear as it may
cause engine damage or loss of vehicle control.
2nd
65 (104)
Suggested upshift speeds
The following are suggested vehicle speeds for
shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions
relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance.
Actual upshift speeds will vary according to
road conditions, the weather and individual
driving habits.
For normal acceleration in low altitude areas
[less than 4,000 ft (1,219 m)]:
Gear change
MPH (km/h)
1st to 2nd
8 (13)
2nd to 3rd
16 (25)
3rd to 4th
25 (40)
4th to 5th
28 (45)
5th to 6th
33 (53)
Suggested maximum speed in each
gear
Coupe:
3rd
93 (149)
4th
—
5th
—
6th
—
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PARKING BRAKE
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.
SPA2331
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MODELS
To apply: Fully depress the parking brake pedal
1 .
䊊
To release:
2 .
1. Firmly apply the foot brake 䊊
1 and
2. Depress the parking brake pedal 䊊
the parking brake will be released.
3. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.
SPA2110
MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS
1 .
To apply: Pull the parking brake lever up 䊊
To release:
1. Firmly apply the foot brake.
2. While pulling up on the parking brake
2 and
lever slightly, push the button 䊊
3 .
lower the lever completely 䊊
3. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.
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CRUISE CONTROL
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CONTROL
● on slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.)
● 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.
● in very windy areas
● 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 retailer.
● 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.
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle control
and result in an accident.
CAUTION
On manual transmission models, do not shift
into N (Neutral) without depressing the clutch
pedal when the cruise control is set. Should
this occur, depress the clutch pedal and turn
the main switch off immediately. Failure to do
so may cause engine damage.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
RESUME/ACCELERATE switch
SET/COAST switch
CANCEL switch
MAIN (ON·OFF) switch
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control when driving under the following conditions:
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.
● when it is not possible to keep the vehicle at
a set speed
To turn on the cruise control, push the MAIN
switch on. The CRUISE indicator will come on.
● in heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
speed
● on winding or hilly roads
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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.
● 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.
● 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 (12
km/h) below the set speed.
● Push and hold the SET/COAST switch. Release the switch when the vehicle slows
down to the desired speed.
● If you depress the clutch pedal (Manual
Transmission models) or move the selector
lever to N (Neutral) position (Automatic
Transmission models), the cruise control will
be canceled.
● 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 reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of
the following methods:
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).
● 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. 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).
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.
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INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL (ICC)
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
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.
The ICC function can be set to one of two cruise
control modes:
● 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.
● 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:
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 accidents or to control the
vehicle’s speed in emergency situations. Do
not use cruise control except in appropriate
road and traffic conditions.
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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.
SSD0604
1. Vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
2. Conventional (fixed speed) cruise control
mode
A to choose the cruise
Push the MAIN switch 䊊
control mode between the vehicle-to-vehicle
1 and the conventional
distance control mode 䊊
2 .
(fixed speed) cruise control mode 䊊
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 5-39.
SELECTING THE VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE
DISTANCE CONTROL MODE
To choose the vehicle-to-vehicle distance con1 , quickly push and release the
trol mode 䊊
A .
MAIN switch 䊊
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.
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The detection range of the sensor is approximately 390 ft (120 m) ahead.
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.
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Sedan
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Coupe — Type B
PRECAUTIONS ON VEHICLE-TOVEHICLE 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 䊊
moving vehicle ahead, the system will reduce
the vehicle speed so that your vehicle follows
the vehicle in front at the selected distance.
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Coupe — Type A
The system automatically controls the throttle
and applies the brakes (up to 25% of vehicle
braking power) if necessary.
● 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.
The distance sensor will not detect under most
conditions:
● Stationary and slow moving vehicles
● Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
● Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
● Motorcycles traveling offset in the travel
lane
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This system will not automatically brake the vehicle to a stop.
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.
● Although the brake operation is controlled
by the system, the system does not automatically stop the vehicle. If the vehicle
speed falls below approximately 20 MPH (32
km/h), the Intelligent Cruise Control system
is automatically canceled and a warning
chime sounds. (The brake control is also
canceled.)
● 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:
– 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.)
When the windshield wiper is operated at
the low speed (LO) or high speed (HI) position, the Intelligent Cruise Control system is automatically canceled.
● 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.
– 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
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The vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode
A located on the front of the
uses a sensor 䊊
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 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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Coupe — Type B
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-tovehicle 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.
● 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 trunk of your vehicle
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Coupe — Type A
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The ICC system is designed to automatically
check the sensor’s operation within the limitations of the system. When the sensor is covered
with dirt or obstructs, 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. 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.
The system will cancel and a warning chime will
sound if the speed falls below approximately 20
MPH (32 km/h). The system will also disengage
below the 20 MPH (32 km/h) cut-off speed or
over the maximum set speed.
See “Approach warning” later in this section.
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.
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
25 and 90 MPH (40 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 between approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h) and up to the
set speed.
● When the vehicle traveling ahead has moved
out from its lane of travel, the vehicle-tovehicle distance control mode accelerates
and maintains vehicle speed up to the set
speed.
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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.
may 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
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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.
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 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.
1) RESUME/ACCELERATE switch:
Resumes set speed or increases speed
incrementally.
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Intelligent cruise control system
display and indicators
The display is located between the speedometer and tachometer.
1) MAIN switch indicator:
Indicates that the MAIN switch is ON.
2) Vehicle ahead detection indicator:
2) SET/COAST switch:
Sets desired cruise speed, reduces
speed incrementally.
Indicates whether it detects a vehicle in
front of you.
3) Set distance indicator:
3) CANCEL switch:
Deactivates the system without erasing
the set speed.
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 and
A on. The cruise
release the MAIN switch 䊊
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 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 the SET/COAST switch is pushed under
the following conditions, the system cannot be
set.
● When traveling below 25 MPH (40 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).
A warning chime will sound and the ICC indicators will blink.
● 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.)
● When the brakes are operated by the driver
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 when braking is performed by the ICC system.
When the brake operates, a noise may be heard.
This is not a malfunction.
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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 vehiclewhen acceleration is required for a lane
change. Depress the 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.
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.
The ICC system displays the set speed.
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.
Vehicle ahead not detected :
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.
When a vehicle is no longer detected the vehicle
ahead detection indicator turns off.
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● Tap the brake pedal. The set vehicle speed
indicator will go out.
If a vehicle ahead appears during acceleration
to the set vehicle speed or any time the ICC
system is in operation, the system controls the
distance to that vehicle.
● Turn the MAIN switch off. Both the MAIN
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.
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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.
How to change the set vehicle speed
To cancel the preset speed, use any of these
methods:
● Push the CANCEL switch. The set vehicle
speed indicator will go out.
● 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 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).
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● 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 25 MPH (40 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 is pushed,
Each time the DISTANCE switch 䊊
the set distance will change to long, middle,
short and back to long again in that sequence.
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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 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:
● 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
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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 becomes “long”.)
The warning chime will not sound when:
● Your vehicle approaches other vehicles that
are parked or moving slowly.
● The accelerator pedal is depressed, overriding the system.
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Also, the sensor sensitivity can be affected 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).
Automatic cancellation
A chime sounds under the following conditions
and the control is automatically canceled.
● When the vehicle speed falls below approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h)
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NOTE:
The approach warning chime may sound and the
system display may blink when the ICC sensor
A which are fitted on
detects some reflectors 䊊
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.
● When the selector lever is not in the D
(Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or manual shift
mode
● When the windshield wipers are operated at
low speed (LO) or high speed (HI)
● When the SNOW mode switch is turned on
● When the VDC is turned off
● When the VDC operates
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Warning light and display
Condition A :
The chime sounds and the Intelligent Cruise
Control system is canceled automatically in the
conditions described below. Part of the system
display will come on or blink, making it impossible to set.
● When the VDC is turned off
● When the ABS or VDC (including the traction
control system) operates
● When a tire slips
● When the SNOW mode switch is turned on
● When strong light (sunlight, etc.) is directly
shining on the front of the vehicle
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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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Condition B :
Condition C :
When the sensor window is dirty, making it
impossible to detect a vehicle ahead, the ICC
system is automatically canceled.
When the ICC system is not operating properly,
the chime sounds and the ICC system warning
light (orange) will come on.
The chime sounds and the ICC system warning
light (orange) will come on and the “CLEAN
SENSOR” indicator will appear.
Action to take :
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.
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 ICC
system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle
is still driveable under normal conditions, have
the vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.
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cause failure or malfunction. If the sensor is
damaged due to an accident, contact an
INFINITI retailer.
● Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material) or install an accessory near the
sensor. This could cause failure or malfunction.
CONVENTIONAL (FIXED SPEED) CRUISE
CONTROL MODE
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Coupe — Type B
WARNING
Sensor maintenance
To keep the ICC system operating properly, be
sure to observe the following:
● 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.
● Always keep the sensor clean. Wipe with a
soft cloth carefully so as not to damage the
sensor.
● Pay special attention to the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of
you or a collision could occur.
● Do not strike or damage the areas around
the sensor. Do not touch or remove the
screw located on the sensor. Doing so could
● Always confirm the setting in the Intelligent
Cruise Control system display.
A is located
The sensor for the ICC system 䊊
below the front bumper.
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This mode allows driving at a speed between 25
to 89 MPH (40 to 144 km/h) without keeping
your foot on the accelerator pedal.
Coupe — Type A
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● Do not use the conventional (fixed speed)
cruise control mode 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
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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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 switch:
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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.
3) Cruise system warning light:
Master switch to activate the system.
Comes on if there is a malfunction in the
cruise control system.
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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.
CAUTION
To avoid accidentally engaging cruise control,
make sure to turn the MAIN switch off when not
using the Intelligent Cruise Control 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 MAIN switch
A for longer than about 1.5 seconds.
䊊
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 the
MAIN switch again will turn the system completely off.
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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.
● 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
when going up or down steep hills. If this
happens, manually maintain vehicle speed.
To cancel the preset speed, use any of the
following methods:
a) Push the CANCEL button. The SET indicator will go out.
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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:
a) Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
and release the SET/COAST switch.
b) Push and hold the RESUME/ACCELERATE
set switch. When the vehicle attains the
speed you desire, release the switch.
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).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one of
the following three methods:
a) Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push
the SET/COAST switch and release it.
b) Push and hold the SET/COAST switch.
Release the switch when the vehicle
slows down to the desired speed.
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
A chime sounds under the following conditions
and the 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
(Drive), DS (Drive Sport) or manual shift
mode
● When the VDC operates (including the traction control system)
● When a tire slips
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Warning light
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 retailer.
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BREAK-IN SCHEDULE
PREVIEW FUNCTION (for Intelligent
Cruise Control system equipped
models)
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.
INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY
CAUTION
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.
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.
● Avoid quick starts.
● Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
● 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.
● Follow the recommended periodic maintenance schedule.
● Keep the tires inflated at the correct pressure. Improper tire pressure will increase
wear and waste fuel.
● 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 conditioner and
leave the windows closed to reduce drag.
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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.
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.
If the warning light is blinking after the above
operation, have your vehicle checked by an
INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
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 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 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.
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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.
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PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS
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 retailer as
soon as possible.
● If the warning light remains on after the
above operation, have your vehicle checked
by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
● The power train may be damaged if you continue driving with the warning light blinking.
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● Never leave the engine running while the
vehicle is unattended.
● Safe parking procedures require that both
the parking brake be applied and the transmission placed into P (Park) for Automatic
Transmission (AT) model or in an appropriate gear for Manual Transmission (MT)
model. Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly or roll away and
result in an accident.
● Do not leave children unattended inside the
vehicle. They could unknowingly activate
switches or controls. Unattended children
could become involved in serious accidents.
● 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.
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.
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1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Automatic transmission models:
4. Push the ignition switch to the OFF position.
Move the selector lever to the P (Park)
position.
Manual transmission models:
Place the shift lever in the R (Reverse) gear.
When parking on an uphill grade, place the
shift lever in the 1st gear.
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.
1
● HEADED DOWNHILL WITH CURB: 䊊
Turn the wheels into the curb and move the
vehicle forward until the curb side wheel
gently touches the curb.
2
● HEADED UPHILL WITH CURB: 䊊
Turn the wheels away from the curb and
move the vehicle back until the curb side
wheel gently touches the curb.
3
● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO CURB: 䊊
Turn the wheels toward the side of the road
so the vehicle will move away from the
center of the road if it moves.
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SONAR SYSTEM (if so equipped)
CAUTION
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as possible to hear the tone clearly.
The sonar system sounds a tone to warn the
driver of obstacles near the bumper. When the
“Sonar Display” key is ON, the sonar indicator
will also appear in the center display. (See
“SONAR INDICATOR” later in this section.) The
system detects rear obstacles when the selector
lever is in the “R” (Reverse) position.
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WARNING
● The sonar system is a convenience but it is
not a substitute for proper parking. Always
look around and check that it is safe to do so
before parking. Always move slowly.
● Read and understand the limitations of the
sonar system as contained in this section.
Inclement weather may affect the function of
the sonar system; this may include reduced
performance or a false activation.
● This system is not designed to prevent contact with small or moving objects.
● 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.
● 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.
The system may not detect objects at speeds
above 6 MPH (10 km/h) and may not detect
certain angular or moving objects.
The sonar system detects obstacles up to 3.9
feet (1.2 m) from the bumper with a decreased
coverage area at the outer corners of the
bumper. Refer to the illustration for approximate zone coverage areas. As you move closer
to the obstacle, the rate of the tone increases.
When the obstacle is less than 11.8 in (30 cm)
away, the tone will sound continuously.
Keep the corner/center sonar (located on the
bumper fascia) free from snow, ice and large
accumulations of dirt (do not clean the sonar
with sharp objects). If the sonar is covered, it
will affect the accuracy of the sonar system.
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The sensitivity level of the corner/center sonar
can be adjusted (higher or lower) in the SONAR
setting display. (See “HOW TO USE SETTING
BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate, audio,
phone and voice recognition systems” section
for the “Sonar” settings.)
When an object is detected, the indicator
(green) appears and blinks (the tone sounds
intermittently). When the vehicle moves closer
to the object, the color of the indicator turns
yellow and the rate of blinking increases (the
rate of the tone increases). When the corner of
the vehicle is very close to the object, less than
11.8 in (30 cm) away, the indicator stops blinking and turns red (the tone sounds continuously).
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䊊
A
䊊
B
䊊
Rear view monitor display
Corner sonar indicator
Center sonar indicator
SONAR INDICATOR
With the “Sonar Display” key ON in the “Sonar”
settings, when the corner/center sonar detects
obstacles near the bumper, a tone will sound
and the sonar indicator will appear in the center
display. When the rear view monitor is displayed, the sonar indicator will appear in the
1 .
upper corner of the display 䊊
When the rear view monitor is displayed, the
colors of the sonar indicator and the distance
guide lines in the rear view indicate different
distances to the object.
The sonar indicator can be turned off in the
SONAR setting display. (See “HOW TO USE
SETTING BUTTON” in the “4. Monitor, climate,
audio, phone and voice recognition systems”
section for the “Sonar” settings.) When the
sonar indicator is off, only a tone sounds when
the sonar detects obstacles.
A and 䊊
B indicate the
The sonar indicators 䊊
position of the object and the distance to the
object with its color and rate of blinking.
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POWER STEERING
BRAKE SYSTEM
WARNING
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.
BRAKING PRECAUTIONS
The brake system has two separate hydraulic
circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still
have braking at two wheels.
Vacuum assisted brakes
The power assisted steering uses a hydraulic
pump, driven by the engine, to assist steering.
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SONAR SYSTEM OFF SWITCH
The sonar system OFF switch on the instrument
panel allows the driver to turn the sonar system
on and off. To turn the sonar system on and off,
the ignition switch must be in the “ON” posi1 on the switch will
tion. The indicator light 䊊
illuminate when the system is turned off. If the
indicator light flashes when the sonar system is
not turned off, it may indicate a malfunction in
the sonar system.
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.
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 function correctly.
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BRAKE ASSIST
PARKING BRAKE BREAK-IN
WARNING
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.
● While driving on a slippery surface, be careful when braking, accelerating or downshifting. Abrupt braking or accelerating could
cause the wheels to skid and result in an
accident.
This procedure is described in the vehicle service manual and can be performed by an
INFINITI retailer.
● 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.
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.
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.
PREVIEW FUNCTION (Intelligent Cruise
Control system equipped models)
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.
● This system will not operate when the vehicle is moving at approximately 20 MPH (32
km/h) or less.
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● The pre-pressure function ceases when the
following conditions are met:
● As there is a performance limit to the Preview Function, never rely solely on this system. This system does not correct careless
inattentive or absent-minded 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.
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:
● 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.
a) Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
b) Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
c) Motorcycles traveling offset in the travel
lane as illustrated
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 all times.
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– 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.
How to handle the sensor
● When the Preview Function operates, the
brake pedal may move slightly and may
make a small noise. This is not a system
malfunction.
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.
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Warning light and display
When the Preview Function is not operating
properly, a 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 and resume driving.
● 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 retailer.
● Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material) or install an accessory near the
sensor. This could cause failure or malfunction.
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 an INFINITI retailer.
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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
WARNING
● The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a sophisticated device, but it cannot prevent 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.
● Tire type and condition may also affect braking effectiveness.
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.
– For detailed information, see “WHEELS
AND TIRES” in the “8. Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
If the ABS warning light illuminates during the
self-test or while driving, have the vehicle
checked by an INFINITI retailer.
Using the system
Normal operation
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.
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 to 6 MPH
(5 to 10 km/h).
– 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.
forward or 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.
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
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.
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VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM
The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system uses
various sensors to monitor driver inputs and
vehicle motion. Under certain driving conditions, the VDC system helps to perform the
following functions.
● Controls brake pressure to reduce wheel slip
on one slipping drive wheel so power is
transferred to a non slipping drive wheel on
the same axle.
● Controls brake pressure and engine output
to reduce drive wheel slip based on vehicle
speed (traction control function).
● Controls brake pressure at individual wheels
and engine output to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle in the following
conditions:
– understeer (vehicle tends to not follow
the steered path despite increased steering input)
– oversteer (vehicle tends to spin due to
certain road or driving conditions).
The VDC system can help the driver to maintain
control of the vehicle, but it cannot prevent loss
of vehicle control in all driving situations.
When the VDC system operates, the
indicator in the instrument panel flashes so
note the following:
● The road may be slippery or the system may
determine some action is required to help
keep the vehicle on the steered path.
● You may feel a pulsation in the brake pedal
and hear a noise or vibration from under the
hood. This is normal and indicates that the
VDC system is working properly.
● Adjust your speed and driving to the road
conditions.
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.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
and
indicator lights come on in the
instrument panel. The VDC system automatically turns off when these indicator lights are
on.
The VDC OFF switch is used to turn off the VDC
system. The VDC off indicator illuminates to
indicate the VDC system is off. When the VDC
switch is used to turn off the system, the VDC
system still operates to prevent one drive wheel
from slipping by transferring power to a non
indicator
slipping drive wheel. The
flashes if this occurs. All other VDC functions
indicator will not flash.
are off and the
The VDC System is automatically reset to on
when the ignition switch is placed in the off
position then back to the on position.
The computer has a built-in diagnostic feature
that tests the system each time you start the
engine and move the vehicle forward or in
reverse at a slow speed. 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 the
driver maintain stability but does not prevent accidents due to abrupt steering operation at high speeds or by careless or dangerous driving techniques. Reduce vehicle
speed and be especially careful when driving
and cornering on slippery surfaces and always drive carefully.
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4 WHEEL ACTIVE STEER (4WAS) SYSTEM (if
so equipped)
● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension. If
suspension parts such as shock absorbers,
struts, springs, stabilizer bars, bushings
and wheels are not INFINITI recommended
for your vehicle or are extremely deteriorated the VDC system may not operate properly. This could adversely affect vehicle hanindicator
dling performance, and the
and
indicator
may flash or both
lights may illuminate.
● If brake related parts such as brake pads,
rotors and calipers are not INFINITI recommended or are extremely deteriorated, the
VDC system may not operate properly and
and
indicator lights may
both
illuminate.
● If engine control related parts are not
INFINITI recommended or are extremely deand
indicateriorated, both the
tor lights may illuminate.
● When driving on extremely inclined surfaces
such as higher banked corners, the VDC system may not operate properly and the
indicator may flash or both
and
indicator lights may illuminate. Do not drive
on these types of roads.
● When driving on an unstable surface such as
a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, the
indicator may flash or both
and
indicator lights may illuminate. This
is not a malfunction. Restart the engine after
driving onto a stable surface.
● If wheels or tires other than the INFINITI recommended ones are used, the VDC system
inmay not operate properly and the
and
dicator may flash 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 4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) system is an
electronically controlled four-wheel steering
system.
Depending on the vehicle speed and steering
angle, the angles of the front and rear wheels
are adjusted by the 4WAS system to help
improve driving performance.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the 4WAS
function will stop but the ordinary two-wheel
steering system will operate normally. The
“4WAS” warning light will illuminate. If the light
illuminates while you are driving, contact an
INFINITI retailer for repair.
The steering wheel may be slightly turned even
when driving on a straight road due to a
protection mechanism for the 4WAS system.
This is not a malfunction. The steering wheel
will return to the normal position after the
protection mechanism deactivates.
The protection mechanism activates under the
following conditions:
● The steering wheel is operated forcibly when
it is hard to operate or the tires are blocked
by obstacles.
● The steering wheel is continuously operated
when the vehicle is parked or being driven at
extremely low speed.
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING
● The steering wheel is forcibly turned beyond
its operation limits.
● The battery voltage is reduced.
Repeated steering maneuvers that may activate
the protection mechanism will damage the
4WAS system.
WARNING
The 4WAS 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 methods can the 4WAS system be fully
appreciated and safety optimized.
FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
TIRE EQUIPMENT
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.
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 retailer for the tire type,
size, speed rating and availability information.
ANTIFREEZE
In the winter when it is anticipated that the
outside temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C),
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.
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-ityourself” section of this manual.
DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER
For all-wheel drive
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.
If you install snow tires, they must also be the
same size, brand, construction and tread pattern on all four wheels.
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SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
It is recommended that the following items be
carried in the vehicle during winter:
● A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove
ice and snow from the windows and wiper
blades.
● A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the
jack to give it firm support.
● A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.
● Extra window washer fluid to refill the reservoir tank.
DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
WARNING
● Allow more stopping distance under these
conditions. Braking should be started
sooner than on dry pavement.
● Allow greater following distances on slippery roads.
● 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.
● 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.
● Wet ice (32°F, 0°C 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 sanded.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (if so
equipped)
● 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.
The engine block heater should be used when
the outside temperature is 20°F (⫺7°C) or
lower.
To use the engine block heater
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the engine
block heater cord.
3. Plug the engine block heater cord into a
grounded 3-wire, 3-pronged extension
cord.
4. Plug the extension cord into a Ground
Fault Interrupt (GFI) protected, 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.
Engine block heaters are used to assist in cold
temperature starting.
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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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MEMO
5-58 Starting and driving
6 In case of emergency
Roadside assistance program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . .
Changing a flat tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2
6-2
6-2
6-3
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) . . . . . . . 6-13
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
FLAT TIRE
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.
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 underinflated. 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 and “TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)” in the “5.
Starting and driving” section.
WARNING
● If the low tire pressure warning light illuminates 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.
● 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
retailer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/or system resetting.
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● 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.
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
If you have a flat tire, follow the instructions
below.
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 (Automatic transmission models). Move the shift lever to the R
(Reverse) gear (Manual transmission
models).
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
and stand in a safe place, away from
traffic and clear of the vehicle.
WARNING
● Make sure the parking brake is securely applied and the manual transmission is shifted
into R (Reverse), or the automatic transmission into P (Park).
● 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.
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Blocking wheels
1 at both the front and
Place suitable blocks 䊊
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.
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic, and
to signal professional road assistance
personnel that you need assistance.
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Jacking up the vehicle and removing
the damaged tire
WARNING
● Never get under the vehicle while it is supported only by the jack. If it is necessary to
work under the vehicle, support it with
safety stands.
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Jacking tools — Sedan
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Spare — Sedan and Coupe
Getting the spare tire and tools
● 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.
1 using the tab 䊊
A .
Raise the trunk floor cover 䊊
● Never jack up the vehicle more than
necessary.
Remove jacking tools located inside the trunk
as illustrated.
● Never use blocks on or under the jack.
The spare tire is located under the jacking tools.
2 holding the spare tire.
Remove the cap 䊊
● 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.
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Jacking tools — Coupe
Carefully read the caution label attached to the
jack body and the following instructions.
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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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3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
nuts alternately and evenly in the se1 ,䊊
2 ,䊊
3 ,䊊
4 ,䊊
5 )
quence as illustrated (䊊
until they are tight.
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.
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.
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.
Models equipped with different sized tires in
the front and rear:
● 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.
When replacing a front tire, make sure that
the hole in the spare tire wheel is aligned
with the pin on the brake rotor.
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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.
JUMP STARTING
5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking
equipment in the vehicle.
6. Place the spare tire cover and the trunk
floor carpeting over the damaged tire.
7. Close the trunk.
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.
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Sedan
● 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).
To start your engine with a booster battery, the
instructions and precautions below must be
followed.
WARNING
● 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.
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Coupe
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● 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).
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WARNING
Always follow the instructions below. Failure to
do so could result in damage to the charging
system and cause personal injury.
1. If the booster battery is in another vehicle
A , position the two vehicles (䊊
A and 䊊
B )
䊊
to bring their batteries into close proximity to each other.
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
2. Apply parking brake. Move the selector
lever to the P (Park) position (Automatic
transmission models). Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position (Manual
transmission models). Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (light,
heater, air conditioner, etc.).
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
equipped). Cover the battery with a firmly
C to reduce explowrung out moist cloth 䊊
sion hazard.
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PUSH STARTING
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence as
1 → 䊊
2 → 䊊
3 → 䊊
4 ).
illustrated (䊊
If the battery is disconnected or discharged,
the steering wheel will lock and cannot be
turned. Supply 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.
A
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle 䊊
and let it run for a few minutes.
6. Keep the engine speed of the booster
A at about 2,000 rpm, and start
vehicle 䊊
the engine of the vehicle being jump
B .
started 䊊
CAUTION
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.
7. After starting your engine, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the
4 → 䊊
3 → 䊊
2 → 䊊
1 ).
positive cable (䊊
8. 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.
9. Put the battery cover on.
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.
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).
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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.
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.
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 (Automatic
transmission models). Move the shift lever
to the N (Neutral) position (Manual transmission models).
Do not stop the engine.
WARNING
If steam or water is coming from the engine,
stand clear to prevent getting burned.
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 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 retailer.
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).
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.
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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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 retailer. 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.
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 towing.
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● If you have to tow manual transmission models with the rear wheels on the ground (if you
do not use towing dollies) or four wheels on
the ground:
– Push the ignition switch to the ON position and turn off all accessories.
– Always release the parking brake.
– Move the transmission shift lever to the N
(Neutral) position.
– Observe the following restricted towing
speeds and distances for manual transmission models only:
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Two-wheel drive models
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY INFINITI
Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
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.
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
● Rear wheels on the ground:
Speed: Below 50 MPH (80 km/h)
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 secure the steering wheel in a
straight-ahead 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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Distance: Less than 50 miles (80 km)
● Four wheels on the ground:
Speed: Below 70 MPH (112 km/h)
Distance: Less than 500 miles (800 km)
– If the speed or distance must necessarily
be greater, remove the propeller shaft before towing to prevent damage to the
transmission.
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
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All-wheel drive models
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
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.
INFINITI recommends that towing dollies be
used when towing your vehicle or the vehicle be
placed on a flat bed truck as illustrated.
CAUTION
Never tow AWD models with any of the wheels
on the ground as this may cause serious and
expensive damage to the powertrain.
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Front:
1. To remove the hook cover from the
bumper with a suitable tool, insert the
tool into the mesh and take off the removable part.
2. Securely install the vehicle recovery hook
1 stored with jacking tools as illustrated.
䊊
Attach the tow strap to the recovery hook.
Make sure that the hook is properly secured
in the original place after use.
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Sedan
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Coupe
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● 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.
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Rear :
1 for towing or
Do not use the tie down hooks 䊊
vehicle recovery.
CAUTION
● 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.
● Apply the accelerator as little as possible to
maintain the rocking motion.
● Release the accelerator pedal before shifting
between R and D (automatic transmission
models) or 1st and R (manual transmission
models).
● 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
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) (automatic transmission models) or
1st (low) and R (reverse) (manual transmission models).
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MEMO
6-16 In case of emergency
7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underbody. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire dressing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2
7-2
7-2
7-3
7-3
7-3
7-3
7-3
7-4
7-4
Air fresheners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Most common factors contributing to
vehicle corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental factors influence the rate of
corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . .
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7-4
7-5
7-5
7-6
7-6
7-6
7-6
CLEANING EXTERIOR
In order to maintain the appearance of your
vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it.
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
● when dust or mud builds up on the surface
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.
Be careful not to scratch the paint surface when
putting on or removing the body cover.
CAUTION
● 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.
● 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.
● Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths,
such as washing mitts. Care must be taken
when removing caked-on dirt or other foreign substances so the paint surface is not
scratched or damaged.
WASHING
Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and
plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly
using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or
general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with
clean, lukewarm (never hot) water.
Rinse the vehicle again with plenty of clean
water.
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 built-up wax residue
and to avoid a weathered appearance before
reapplying wax.
An INFINITI retailer 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 finish.
Machine compound or aggressive polishing on
a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
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
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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 retailer 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.
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
WHEELS
Follow the directions below to avoid staining or
discoloring the wheels:
Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle to
maintain their appearance.
● Do not use a cleaner that uses strong acid or
alkali contents to clean the wheels.
● Clean the inner side of the wheels when the
wheel is changed or the underside of the
vehicle is washed.
● Do not apply wheel cleaners to the wheels
when they are hot. The wheel temperature
should be the same as ambient temperature.
● Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or
corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of
pressure or poor seal at the tire bead.
● Rinse the wheel to completely remove the
cleaner within 15 minutes after the cleaner is
applied.
● INFINITI recommends that the road wheels
be waxed to protect against road salt in
areas where it is used during winter.
CHROME PARTS
CAUTION
Clean chrome parts regularly with a non- abrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish.
Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing the
wheels.
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CLEANING INTERIOR
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 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.
WARNING
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.
CAUTION
● 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.
AIR FRESHENERS
Most air fresheners use a solvent that could
affect the vehicle interior. If you use an air
freshener, take the following precautions:
● Hanging-type air fresheners can cause permanent discoloration when they contact vehicle interior surfaces. Place the air freshener in a location that allows it to hang free
and not contact an interior surface.
● Liquid-type air fresheners typically clip on
the vents. These products can cause immediate damage and discoloration when
spilled on interior surfaces.
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SEAT BELTS
Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s
instructions before using air fresheners.
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.
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.
See “SEAT BELTS” in the “1. Safety — Seats,
seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
section.
WARNING
SAI0031
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.
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CORROSION PROTECTION
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
CAUTION
A temperature increase will accelerate the rate
of corrosion to those parts which are not well
ventilated.
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
● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the
vehicle clean.
● 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.
● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from
the passenger compartment by washing it
out with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum
cleaner.
● Never allow water or other liquids to come in
contact with electronic components 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.
In winter, the underbody must be cleaned periodically.
For additional protection against rust and corrosion, which may be required in some areas,
consult an INFINITI retailer.
● Check the underbody for accumulation of
sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water
as soon as possible.
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MEMO
Appearance and care 7-7
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
VQ37VHR engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Changing engine coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Clutch fluid (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Sedan and coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Variable voltage control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Drive belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Air cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Replacing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Brake pad wear warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Engine compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Intelligent Key battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Headlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Exterior and interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
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Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-32
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
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MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENT
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-to-day and regular
maintenance is essential to maintain your INFINITI’s fine mechanical condition, as well as its
emission and engine performance.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that
the scheduled maintenance, as well as general
maintenance, is performed.
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-today operation. They are essential for proper
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
vehicle operation. It is your responsibility to
perform these procedures regularly as prescribed.
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 retailer.
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 retailer do it promptly. In addition, you
should notify an INFINITI retailer if you think
that repairs are required.
WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICE
When performing any checks or maintenance
work, see “MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS” later
in this section.
If maintenance service is required or your vehicle appears to malfunction, have the systems
checked and serviced by an INFINITI retailer.
EXPLANATION OF MAINTENANCE
ITEMS
INFINITI technicians are well-trained specialists
and are kept up to date with the latest service
information through technical bulletins, service
tips, and in-retailership information systems.
They are completely qualified to work on
INFINITI vehicles before work begins.
Additional information on the following items
with “*” is found later in this section.
You can be confident that an INFINITI retailer’s
service department performs the best job to
meet the maintenance requirements on your
vehicle — in a reliable and economical way.
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.
straight and level road, or if you detect uneven
or abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for
wheel alignment.
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.
If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal
highway speeds, wheel balancing may be
needed.
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). If your vehicle is
equipped with different sized tires in the front
and rear, tires cannot be rotated.
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
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 retailer 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 retailer.
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
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restraints move up and down smoothly and that
the locks (if so equipped) hold securely in all
latched positions.
Brake fluid level*: Make sure that the brake
fluid level is between the MAX and MIN lines on
the reservoir.
Steering wheel: Check for changes in the steering conditions, such as excessive free play,
hard steering or strange noises.
Engine coolant level*: Check the coolant level
when the engine is cold.
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.
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 retailer. (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.
Power steering fluid level* and lines: Check the
level when the fluid is cold, with the engine off.
Check the lines for 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.
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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. For
manual transmission models, move the shift
lever to N (Neutral). For automatic transmission models, move the selector lever to P
(Park).
● Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF or
LOCK position when performing any parts
replacement or repairs.
● Never connect or disconnect the battery or
any transistorized component while the ignition switch is in the ON position.
● It is advisable to secure or remove any 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.
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.
● 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.
This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section gives instructions regarding only those
items which are relatively easy for an owner to
perform.
● Keep smoking materials, flame and sparks
away from fuel tank and the battery.
A genuine INFINITI Service Manual is also available. (See “OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE
MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.)
● Never leave the engine or automatic transmission related component harnesses disconnected while the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
● 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.
● 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.
● The fuel filter or fuel lines should be serviced
by an INFINITI retailer because the fuel lines
are under high pressure even when the engine is off.
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 retailer.
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
9. Radiator filler cap
10. Drive belts
11. Engine coolant reservoir
12. Engine oil dipstick
SSI0345
VQ37VHR ENGINE
1. Fuse/fusible link holder
2. Battery
3. Engine oil filler cap
4. Brake fluid reservoir
5. Clutch fluid reservoir (Manual Transmission models)
6. Window washer fluid reservoir
7. Power steering fluid reservoir
8. Air cleaner
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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 or equivalent with the
proper mixture ratio of 50% antifreeze and 50%
demineralized or distilled water. The use of
other types of coolant solutions may damage
the engine cooling system.
Outside
temperature
down to
°F
°C
⫺30
⫺35
Antifreeze
50%
Demineralized water
or distilled
water
50%
SDI2043
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
Check the coolant level in the reservoir when the
engine is cold. If the coolant level is below MIN
2 , open the reservoir tank cap and add coolant
䊊
1 level. If the reservoir tank is
up to the MAX 䊊
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
1 .
to the reservoir tank up to the MAX level 䊊
Tighten the cap securely after adding engine
coolant.
If the cooling system requires coolant frequently, have it checked by an INFINITI retailer.
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ENGINE OIL
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT
6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.
Major cooling system repairs should be performed by an INFINITI retailer. The service procedures can be found in the appropriate INFINITI
Service Manual.
It is normal to add some oil between oil maintenance intervals or during the break-in period,
depending on the severity of operating conditions.
Improper servicing can result in reduced heater
performance and engine overheating.
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.
WARNING
● 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.
Engine coolant must be disposed of properly.
Check your local regulations.
SDI2045
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and
apply the parking brake.
Vehicle set-up
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
1 .
oil level. It should be within the range 䊊
2 , remove the oil
If the oil level is below 䊊
filler cap and pour recommended oil
3 .
through the opening. Do not overfill 䊊
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.
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● 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 hold the
undercover in place.
CAUTION
Make sure the correct lifting and support
points are used to avoid vehicle damage.
SDI2335
SDI2047
Two-wheel drive (2WD) models
All-wheel drive (AWD) models
Engine oil and filter
● Waste oil must be disposed of properly.
1. Place a large drain pan under the drain
plug.
2. Remove the oil filler cap.
1 with a wrench
3. Remove the drain plug 䊊
and completely drain the oil.
● 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 䊊
wrench. Remove the oil filter by turning it by
hand.
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine oil
is hot.
5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag.
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CAUTION
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.
Drain plug tightening torque:
22 to 29 ft-lb
(29 to 39 N·m)
Do not use excessive force.
9. Refill engine with recommended oil and
install the oil filler cap securely.
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.
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 children.
After the operation
1. Install the engine undercover into position
as the following steps.
a. Pull the center of the small plastic clip
out.
b. Hold the engine undercover into position.
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.
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.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID
POWER STEERING FLUID
BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID
For further brake and clutch fluid information,
see
“CAPACITIES
AND
RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section of this manual.
When checking or replacement is required, we
recommend an INFINITI retailer for servicing.
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.
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.
SDI1765A
Check the fluid level in the reservoir.
The fluid level should be checked using the HOT
1 : HOT MAX., 䊊
2 : HOT MIN.) at fluid
range (䊊
temperatures of 122 to 176°F (50 to 80°C) or
3 : COLD MAX., 䊊
4 :
using the COLD range (䊊
COLD MIN.) at fluid temperatures of 32 to 86°F
(0 to 30°C).
If the fluid is below the MIN line, add Genuine
NISSAN PSF or equivalent. Remove the cap and
fill through the opening.
● 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.
CAUTION
● Do not overfill.
● Use Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent.
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WINDOW WASHER FLUID
SDI2025
SDI1906A
BRAKE FLUID
CLUTCH FLUID (if so equipped)
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid
2 or the brake warning
is below the MIN line 䊊
light comes on, add Genuine NISSAN Super
Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 fluid
1 . If fluid must be added
up to the MAX line 䊊
frequently, the system should be checked by an
INFINITI retailer.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the fluid
1 , add Genuine
level is below the MIN line 䊊
NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equiva2 . If fluid
lent DOT 3 fluid up to the MAX line 䊊
must be added frequently, the system should
be checked by an INFINITI retailer.
SDI2027
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.
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.
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BATTERY
Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving conditions require an increased amount of
window washer fluid.
● Keep the battery surface clean and dry.
Clean the battery with a solution of baking
soda and water.
Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze
or equivalent.
● Make certain the terminal connections are
clean and securely tightened.
CAUTION
● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant
for window washer solution. This may result
in damage to the paint.
● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or
longer, disconnect the negative (⫺) battery
terminal cable to prevent discharging it.
COUPE
CAUTION
● 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.
When the battery cable is removed from the
battery terminal, do not close either of front
doors. The automatic window adjusting function will not work, and the side roof panel may
be damaged.
● 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.
To disconnect the negative (⫺) battery terminal,
perform the procedure in the following order.
Otherwise, the window and the side roof panel
may contact and be damaged.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Close the windows.
Open the hood.
Close and lock all the doors.
Disconnect the negative (⫺) battery terminal.
5. Securely close the hood.
To connect the negative (⫺) battery terminal,
perform the procedure in the following order.
Otherwise, the window and the side roof panel
may contact and be damaged.
1. Unlock and open the driver side door. Do
not close the door.
2. Open the hood.
3. Connect the negative (⫺) battery terminal.
Then close the hood.
4. Fully open the driver side door window.
5. Close the driver side door and the window.
SEDAN AND COUPE
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.
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● 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.
● 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 should be
1 and LOWER LEVEL
between the UPPER LEVEL 䊊
2 lines.
䊊
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
A .
1. Remove the cell plugs 䊊
2. Add distilled water up to the UPPER LEVEL
1 line.
䊊
If the side of the battery is not clear, check
the distilled water level by looking directly
1 indicates
above the cell; the condition 䊊
2 needs more to be
OK and the conditions 䊊
added.
A .
3. Tighten cell plugs 䊊
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
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 retailer.
DRIVE BELTS
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.
SDI2119
VQ37VHR 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.
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SPARK PLUGS
1. Visually inspect each belt for signs of
unusual wear, cuts, fraying or looseness.
If the belt is in poor condition or loose,
have it replaced or adjusted by an INFINITI
retailer.
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.
SDI2020
REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI retailer for servicing.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs
It is not necessary to replace the iridium-tipped
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.
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AIR CLEANER
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
When replacing the filter, 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.
CLEANING
If your windshield is not clear after using the
windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters
when running, wax or other material may be on
the blade or windshield.
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.
SDI2033
Remove the retainers 䊊 as illustrated and pull
out the filter element 䊊.
1
2
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.
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SDI2048
REPLACING
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Pull the wiper arm.
A , and then move
2. Push the release tab 䊊
1
the wiper blade down the wiper arm 䊊
while pushing the release tab to remove.
3. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper
arm until a click sounds.
4. Rotate the wiper blade so the dimple is in
the groove.
CAUTION
● 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.
SDI2362
If you wax the surface of the hood, be careful
A .
not to let wax get into the washer nozzle 䊊
This may cause clogging or improper windshield washer operation. If wax gets into the
B .
nozzle, remove it with a needle or small pin 䊊
Be careful not to damage the nozzle.
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BRAKES
FUSES
If the brakes do not operate properly, have the
brakes checked by an INFINITI retailer.
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 retailer for a brake system
check if the brake pedal height does not return
to normal.
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.
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.
SDI1479A
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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. This scraping sound
will first occur only when the brake pedal is
depressed. After more wear of the brake pad,
the sound will always be heard even if the brake
pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the wear warning sound is heard.
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.
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Fusible links
2. Open the engine hood and remove the
cover on the battery and the fuse/fusible
link holder.
3. Remove the fuse/fusible link holder
cover.
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller.
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.
SDI1754
A , replace it with a
5. If the fuse is open 䊊
B . Spare fuses are stored in the
new fuse 䊊
passenger compartment fuse box.
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical system checked and repaired by an
INFINITI retailer.
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INTELLIGENT KEY BATTERY REPLACEMENT
SDI1834
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.
A .
3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller 䊊
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 retailer. Spare fuses are stored in
the fuse box.
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 䊊
B of
wrapped with a cloth into the slit 䊊
the corner and twist it to separate the
upper part from the lower part.
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 fuse box lid.
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5. Push the buttons two or three times to
check its operation.
– Consult the retailer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
See an INFINITI retailer if you need any assistance for replacement.
FCC Notice:
SDI2042
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
Recommended battery: CR2032 or equivalent.
● 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.
4. Align the tips of the upper and lower
parts, and then push them together until
it is securely closed.
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:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
– Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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LIGHTS
SEDAN
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Front turn signal light and clearance light
Headlight (high- and low-beam)
Front side marker light
Map light
Rear personal light
Fog light
Step light
High-mounted stop light (on the rear parcel shelf or in the rear spoiler)*
9. Trunk light
10. License plate light
11. Back-up light
12. Rear combination light (rear turn
signal/tail/stop/side marker light)
*: Note that when the factory spoiler is
installed, the rear parcel shelf highmounted stop light is still present, but it
is disabled and replaced by the rear
spoiler high-mounted stop light.
SDI2501
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COUPE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Fog light
Headlight (high- and low-beam)
Front turn signal light
Map light
Clearance light
Front side marker light
Step light
High-mounted stop light (on the rear parcel shelf or in the rear spoiler)*
9. Trunk light
10. License plate light
11. Back-up light
12. Rear combination light (rear turn
signal/tail/stop/side marker light)
*: Note that when the factory spoiler is
installed, the rear parcel shelf highmounted stop light is still present, but it
is disabled and replaced by the rear
spoiler high-mounted stop light.
SDI2126
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HEADLIGHTS
Replacing
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Sedan
Xenon headlight bulb :
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 retailer. For additional information,
see “HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL SWITCH” in
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
Use the same number and wattage shown in the
following chart as originally installed.
If replacement is required, see an INFINITI retailer.
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 retailer.
Item
Headlight*
High/Low beams (xenon)
Front turn signal light*
Front fog light*
Clearance light*
Wattage (W)
Bulb No.
35
28
35
8
D2S
7444NA
H8
7444NA
Front side marker light*
Rear combination light*
back-up
turn signal
stop/tail/side marker
License plate light*
5
WY5W
16
21
LED
5
W16W
W21W
—
W5W
Map light
Rear personal light
Vanity mirror light
Step light*
Trunk light*
High-mounted stop light*
8
8
2
8
3.4
LED
—
—
—
—
—
—
*: See an INFINITI retailer for replacement.
NOTE: Always check with the Parts Department at an INFINITI retailer for the latest information about
parts.
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Coupe
Item
Headlight*
High/Low beams (xenon)
Front turn signal light*
Front fog light*
Clearance light*
Wattage (W)
Bulb No.
35
21
55
5
D2S
WY21W
H1
W5W
Front side marker light*
Rear combination light*
back-up
turn signal
stop/tail/side marker
License plate light*
5
W5W
16
21
LED
5
W16W
W21W
—
W5W
Map light
Vanity mirror light
Step light*
Trunk light*
High-mounted stop light*
8
2
8
3.4
LED
—
—
—
—
—
*: See an INFINITI retailer for replacement.
NOTE: Always check with the Parts Department at an INFINITI retailer for the latest information about
parts.
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Replacement procedures
All other lights are either type A, B, C, D, E or F.
When replacing a bulb, first remove the lens
and/or cover.
SDI2508
Map light
SDI2031
SDI1679
Rear personal light (Sedan only)
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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)
SDI2032
Vanity mirror light (Type A)
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 underinflated.
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
SDI1839
Vanity mirror light (Type B)
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.
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WARNING
● Improperly inflated tires can fail sud-
denly and cause an accident.
● The Gross Vehicle Weight rating
(GVWR) is located on the F.M.V.S.S./
C.M.V.S.S. 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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3 Original size: The size of the tires
䊊
originally installed on the vehicle
at the factory.
4 Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires
䊊
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
䊊
Tire and Loading Information label
1
䊊
Seating capacity: The maximum
number of occupants that can be
seated in the vehicle.
䊊
SDI2153
6
䊊
2 Vehicle load limit: See “VEHICLE
LOADING INFORMATION” in the “9.
Technical and consumer information” section.
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Tire size — see “TIRE LABELING”
later in this section.
Spare tire size or compact spare
tire size (if so equipped)
4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
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.
stem and compare it to the specification 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.
7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
including the spare.
Sedan:
SIZE
FRONT
ORIGINAL
TIRE
REAR
ORIGINAL
TIRE
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
P225/55R17
95V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
P225/
50R18 94V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
225/50R18
95W
230 kPa,
33 PSI
P225/55R17
95V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
P225/
50R18 94V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
245/45R18
96W
230 kPa,
33 PSI
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SIZE
SPARE
TIRE
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
T145/
80D17
420 kPa,
60 PSI
T145/70R18
420 kPa,
60 PSI
T145/
70D18
REAR
ORIGINAL
TIRE
420 kPa,
60 PSI
SIZE
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
P225/
50R18
94V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
225/45R19
92W
240 kPa,
35 PSI
COLD TIRE
INFLATION
PRESSURE
P225/
50R18
94V
230 kPa,
33 PSI
245/
40R19
94W
240 kPa,
35 PSI
T145/
80D17
420 kPa,
60 PSI
T145/
70R18
420 kPa,
60 PSI
T145/
70D18
420 kPa,
60 PSI
SDI1575
SPARE
TIRE
Coupe:
FRONT
ORIGINAL
TIRE
SIZE
Example
TIRE LABELING
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.
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4. R: The “R” stands for radial.
5. Two-digit number (16): This number is
SDI1606
Example
1 Tire size (example: P215/60R16 94H)
䊊
1. P: The “P” indicates the tire is de-
signed 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.
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.
SDI1607
Example
2 TIN (Tire Identification Number) for a
䊊
new tire (example: DOT XX XX XXX
XXXX)
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
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4. Three-digit code: Tire type code (Op-
tional)
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
䊊
The number of layers or plies of
rubber-coated fabric in the tire.
Tire manufacturers also must indicate the materials in the tire, which
include steel, nylon, polyester, and
others.
䊊
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
䊊
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”
䊊
Indicates whether the tire requires an
inner tube (“tube type”) or not
(“tubeless”).
7 The word “radial”
䊊
The word “radial” is shown, if the tire
has radial structure.
8 Manufacturer or brand name
䊊
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.
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 retailer 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.
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● 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 conditions. 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
TIRE CHAINS
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.
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
recommended 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.
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 nonstudded snow tires.
Tire chains must be installed only on the rear
wheels and not on the front wheels.
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Wheel nut tightening torque:
80 ft-lb (108 N·m)
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.
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
SDI1662
CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire rotation (Models equipped with
same size tires on all wheels)
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 ad-
just 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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Tire rotation (Models equipped with
different size tires on front and rear)
Tires cannot be rotated on this vehicle,
as front tires are a different size from
rear tires and the direction of the wheel
rotation is fixed for each tire.
A pin is on the front brake rotor to
prevent the rear wheels from being installed in place of the front wheels. The
spare tire can be installed in place of the
front and rear wheels. When installing
the spare tire in the front wheel, the hole
in the spare tire wheel must be aligned
with the pin on the brake rotor.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty
Information Booklet.
SDI1663
1. Wear indicator
2. Wear indicator location mark
Tire wear and damage
WARNING
WARNING
● Retighten the wheel nuts when the
● 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.
vehicle has been driven for 600 miles
(1,000 km) (also in cases of a flat tire,
etc.).
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● The original tires have built-in tread
Replacing wheels and tires
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 retailer.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty
Information Booklet.
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.
● 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
retailer 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 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.
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● For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in
the Warranty Information Booklet.
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.
● 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.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
Wheel balance service should be performed with
the wheels off the vehicle. Spin balancing the
wheels on the vehicle could lead to mechanical
damage.
● Drive carefully while the TEMPORARY USE
ONLY spare tire is installed. Avoid sharp
turns and abrupt braking while driving.
CAUTION
● 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 retailer.
WARNING
See “CLEANING EXTERIOR” in the “7. Appearance and care” section for details about care of
the wheels.
● 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. For Tire and Loading Information label location, see “Tire and Loading
Information label” in the index of this
manual.
Spare tire (TEMPORARY USE ONLY
(T-type) spare tire)
● With the TEMPORARY USE ONLY spare tire
installed do not drive your vehicle at speeds
faster than 50 MPH (80 km/h).
Observe the following precautions if the T-type
spare tire must be used, otherwise your vehicle
could be damaged or involved in an accident.
● 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.
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
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● 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.
● Do not use the spare tire on other vehicles.
● 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.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate . . . . . . . . 9-12
Vehicle identification number (chassis
number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Tire and loading information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
Air conditioner specification label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
Installing front license plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Vehicle load capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Loading tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Measurement of weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Traction AA, A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Temperature A, B and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Emission control system warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test
(US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
In the event of a collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
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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.
Fuel
Engine oil*2
Drain and refill
With oil filter change
Without oil filter change
Cooling system
Automatic transmission
model
Manual transmission
model
Automatic transmission fluid
Manual transmission gear oil
Capacity (Approximate)
US measure
Imp measure
20 gal
16-5/8 gal
With reservoir
Reservoir
With reservoir
Reservoir
Differential gear oil
Transfer fluid
Power steering fluid (PSF)
Brake and clutch fluid
Recommended specifications
Liter
76
See “FUEL RECOMMENDATION” later in this section.
5-1/8 qt
4-7/8 qt
4-3/8 qt
4 qt
4.9
4.6
•Engine oil with API Certification Mark*1*2
•Viscosity SAE 5W-30
9 qt
7/8 qt
9-1/8 qt
7/8 qt
—
—
7-1/2 qt
3/4 qt
7-5/8 qt
3/4 qt
—
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8.5
0.8
8.6
0.8
—
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50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent
50% Demineralized or distilled water
—
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Refill to the proper oil level according to the instructions in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section.
Multi-purpose grease
Without limited slip differential
With limited slip differential
Air conditioning system refrigerant
Air conditioning system lubricants
—
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—
—
—
Window washer fluid
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Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF*3
Genuine NISSAN Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)
HQ Multi 75W-85 or API GL-4, Viscosity SAE 75W-85
Front:
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API GL-5
Viscosity SAE 80W-90*4
Rear:
For 7AT 2WD models:
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Synthetic 75W-90 or API GL-5 synthetic
gear oil, Viscosity SAE 75W-90*5
All other models:
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or API GL-5
Viscosity SAE 80W-90*4
Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF*6
Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent*7
Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid*8 or equivalent DOT 3
NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)
HFC-134a (R-134a)*9
NISSAN A/C System Oil
Type S or exact equivalent
Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or
equivalent
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*1: INFINITI recommends Genuine NISSAN Ester Engine Oil available at your INFINITI retailer.
*2: For additional information, see “ENGINE OIL” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for changing engine oil.
*3: 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.
*4: For hot climates, viscosity SAE 90 is suitable for ambient temperatures above 32°F (0°C).
*5: See an INFINITI retailer for service for synthetic oil.
*6: Using transfer fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic J ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and transfer durability, and may damage the
transfer, which is not covered by the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
*7: DEXRONTM VI type ATF may also be used.
*8: Available in mainland US through an INFINITI retailer.
*9: For additional information, see “VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION” later in this section for air conditioner specification label.
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION
VQ37VHR 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.
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 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 experi-
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enced after using oxygenate-blend 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 E-85 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.
Octane rating tips
CAUTION
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 retailer correct the
condition. Failure to correct the condition is misuse of the vehicle, for which INFINITI is not responsible.
● Your vehicle is not designed to run on E-85
fuel. Using E-85 fuel in a vehicle not specifically designed for E-85 fuel can damage fuel
system components and is not covered by
the INFINITI new vehicle limited warranty.
● E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel
ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline.
● U.S. government regulations require 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.
Incorrect ignition timing will result in 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 retailer 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.
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Oil which may contain foreign matter or 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 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.
Your new vehicle is equipped with a highquality genuine NISSAN 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.
Your engine was filled with a high quality
engine oil when it was built. You do not have to
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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,
● stop and go “rush hour” traffic,
Refer to the “INFINITI Service and Maintenance
Guide” for the maintenance schedule.
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 retailer
has the trained technicians and equipment
needed to recover and recycle your air conditioning system refrigerant.
Contact an INFINITI retailer when servicing your
air conditioning system.
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT
RECOMMENDATIONS
The air conditioning system in your INFINITI vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC134a (R-134a) and the lubricant, NISSAN A/C system oil Type S or the exact equivalents.
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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Model
VQ37VHR
Type
Gasoline, 4-cycle
Cylinder arrangement
6-cylinder, V-slanted at 60°
Bore × Stroke
in (mm)
3.760 × 3.385 (95.5 × 86.0)
Displacement
cu in
(cm3)
225.54 (3,696)
Firing order
1-2-3-4-5-6
Idle speed
rpm
Ignition timing (B.T.D.C.)
degree/
rpm
Spark plug
Standard
FXE24HR-11
Spark plug gap (Normal)
in (mm)
0.043 (1.1)
Camshaft operation
STI0425
No adjustment is necessary.
Timing chain
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
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VQ37VHR engine
WHEELS AND TIRES
Road wheel
Sedan:
Type
Size
Offset in (mm)
Conventional
17 × 7-1/2J
1.77 (45)
18 × 7-1/2J
1.77 (45)
Spare
Front:
18 × 7-1/2J
1.77 (45)
Rear:
18 × 8-1/2J
1.97 (50)
17 × 4T
1.18 (30)
18 × 4T
0 (0)
Type
Size
Offset in (mm)
Conventional
18 × 8J
1.69 (43)
Coupe:
Spare
Front:
19 × 8-1/2J
1.69 (43)
Rear:
19 × 9J
1.77 (45)
17 × 4T
1.18 (30)
18 × 4T
0 (0)
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Tire
Sedan:
Type
Size
Pressure PSI (kPa) [Cold]
Conventional
P225/55R17
33 (230)
P225/50R18
Front:
225/50R18
Rear:
245/45R18
T145/80D17
Spare (T-type)
T145/70R18
60 (420)
T145/70D18
Coupe:
Type
Size
Pressure PSI (kPa) [Cold]
Conventional
P225/50R18
33 (230)
Spare (T-type)
Front:
225/45R19
Rear:
245/40R19
T145/80D17
35 (240)
60 (420)
T145/70R18
T145/70D18
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WHEN TRAVELING OR REGISTERING YOUR
VEHICLE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
DIMENSIONS
IN (MM)
Sedan:
Overall
Overall
Overall
Overall
length (with front license plate)
length (without front license plate)
width
height
Front tread
Rear tread
Wheelbase
Coupe:
Overall
Overall
Overall
Overall
length (with front license plate)
length (without front license plate)
width
height
Front tread
Rear tread
Wheelbase
*1: Sedan/Two-Wheel Drive (2WD)/17-in tire models
*2: Sedan/Two-Wheel Drive (2WD)/18-in tire models
*3: Sedan/All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
*4: Coupe/Two-Wheel Drive (2WD)/18-in tire models
*5: Coupe/Two-Wheel Drive (2WD)/19-in tire models
*6: Coupe/All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models
If you plan to travel in another country, you
should first find out if the fuel available is
suitable for your vehicle’s engine.
187.2 (4,755)
187.0 (4,750)
69.8 (1,773)
57.2 (1,453)*1*2
57.8 (1,468)*3
59.8 (1,520)
59.8 (1,520)*2
60.2 (1,530)*1*3
112.2 (2,850)
183.1 (4,650)
183.1 (4,650)
71.8 (1,823)
54.8 (1,391)*4*5
55.4 (1,406)*6
60.8 (1,545)
61.4 (1,560)
112.2 (2,850)
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.
STI0509
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as
shown.
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F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. CERTIFICATION
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.
STI0493
STI0422
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
LABEL
Sedan
The emission control information label is attached as shown.
STI0550
Coupe
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STI0494
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 the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
sensor obstruction (if so equipped) may result.
● License plate bracket
● J-nut × 2
● Screw × 2
STI0696
● Screw grommet × 2
SEDAN
1. Park the vehicle on flat, level ground.
A as illus2. Locate the center position 䊊
trated. Position the license plate bracket
at a distance of approximately 0.35 in (9
B from the bottom of the bumper.
mm) 䊊
Hold the license plate bracket in place.
C with a
3. Mark the center of the hole 䊊
felt-tip pen.
Sedan
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.)
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5. Insert grommets into the hole on the
fascia.
6. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the
grommet hole to add 90° turn onto the
D .
part 䊊
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).
STI0551
Coupe
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VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION
COUPE
1. Park the vehicle on flat, level ground.
A on
2. Locate the center position indicator 䊊
the lower part of the grille. Measure
straight down from the edge where the
bumper and grille meet to the aligning
B , keeping the tape measure lined
holes 䊊
up with the center position indicator.
B with a felt-tip pen.
3. Mark the holes 䊊
B
4. Carefully drill the two aligning holes 䊊
using a 0.39 in (10 mm) drill bit at the
marked locations. (Be sure that the drill
only goes through the bumper fascia.)
C or license plate
5. Line up the bosses 䊊
bracket with the holes and hold the license plate bracket in place.
D with a
6. Mark the center of the holes 䊊
felt-tip pen.
7. Carefully drill the 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.)
10. Insert a J-nut into the license plate
bracket before placing the license plate
bracket on the fascia.
11. Install the license plate bracket with
screws.
12. 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
8. Insert grommets into the hole on the
fascia.
9. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the
grommet hole to add 90° turn onto the
E .
part 䊊
passengers and cargo.
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● 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
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weight of occupants and cargo that
can be loaded into the vehicle. If the
vehicle is 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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3. Subtract the combined weight of the
STI0365
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.
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available 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.
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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.)
Also check tires for proper inflation pressures. See the Tire and Loading Information label.
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
● Overloading could not only shorten
● Properly secure all cargo to help pre-
vent 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.
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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.
TOWING A TRAILER
MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS
Secure loose items to prevent weight
shifts that could affect the balance of
your 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.
Your vehicle was designed to be used to carry
passengers and cargo. INFINITI does not recommend trailer towing, because it places additional loads on your vehicle’s engine, drivetrain,
steering, braking, and other systems.
● 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.
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.
● For emergency towing procedures refer to
“TOWING RECOMMENDED BY INFINITI” in the
“6. In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
CAUTION
Vehicle damage resulting from towing a trailer
is not covered by INFINITI warranties.
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.
Automatic transmission
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.
Manual transmission
● Always tow with the manual transmission in
Neutral.
● Your vehicle speed should never exceed 70
MPH (112 km/h) when flat towing your vehicle.
● After towing 500 miles, start and idle the
engine with the transmission in Neutral for
two minutes. Failure to idle the engine after
every 500 miles of towing may cause damage to the transmission’s internal parts.
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UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
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
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.
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.
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
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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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
You may notify INFINITI by contacting our
Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free,
at 1-800-662-6200.
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 retailer, or INFINITI.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888327-4236 (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.
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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.
test condition is “not ready”. If the MIL does not
blink after 20 seconds, the I/M test condition is
“ready”.
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.
Always drive the vehicle in a safe and prudent
manner according to traffic conditions and
obey all traffic laws.
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
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 retailer can conduct it for you.
WARNING
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).
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 running.
5. Accelerate the vehicle to 55 MPH (88
km/h) and maintain the speed for 2 minutes.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 at least 10 times.
7. Quickly release the accelerator pedal
completely and keep it released for at
least for 1 minute. Maintain the speed for
at least 5 minutes.
8. Stop the vehicle. Place the automatic
transmission selector lever in the P (Park)
or N (Neutral) position or the manual
transmission shift lever in the N (Neutral)
position.
9. Turn the engine off.
10. Start the engine and allow the engine to
idle for at least 2 hours.
11. Place the ignition switch to the OFF position and leave the vehicle for at least 90
minutes.
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.
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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
OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE MANUAL
ORDER INFORMATION
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 retailer, 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 retailer. 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:
1-800-450-9491
www.infiniti-techinfo.com
For current pricing and availability of genuine
INFINITI Service Manuals for the 1999 model
year and prior, see an INFINITI retailer, or
contact:
1-800-247-5321
For current pricing and availability of genuine
INFINITI Owner’s Manuals for this model year
and prior, see an INFINITI retailer, or contact:
1-800-247-5321
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In Canada:
To purchase a copy of a genuine INFINITI Service
Manual or Owner’s Manual please contact an
INFINITI retailer. For the phone number and
location of an INFINITI retailer in your area call
the INFINITI Satisfaction Center at 1-800-3614792 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.
It’s your right!
If you should need further information visit us
at:
www.InfinitiUSA.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 non-genuine collision
parts during the new vehicle warranty. These
laws help protect you, so you can take action to
protect yourself.
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10 Index
4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) system . . . . .5-54
4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) warning light .2-13
A
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) . . . . . . . .5-52
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Air bag system
Advanced air bag system . . . . . . . . .1-45
Front passenger air bag and status
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-47
Front-seat mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag system . . . . . . . 1-50
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact
supplemental air bag system . . . . . . . 1-50
Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . .1-53 , 2-16
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . . . .8-17
Air conditioner
Air conditioner service . . . . . . . . . . .4-38
Air conditioner specification label . . . . 9-14
Air conditioning system refrigerant and
lubricant recommendations . . . . . . . 4-38
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . 4-28
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-38
Operation (See automatic climate
control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Alarm, How to stop alarm (see vehicle
security system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-28
Alcohol, drugs and driving . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
All-wheel drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-43
All-wheel drive (AWD) driving safety
precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . . .2-12
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-84
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . . . .5-52
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Appearance care
Exterior appearance care . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Interior appearance care . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Ashtrays (See cigarette lighter and
ashtrays) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-42
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . .4-39
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
Audio system, Steering wheel audio
controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-83
Autolight system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-33
Automatic
Automatic adjusting function (front
windows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-52
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . 4-30
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . . 8-11
Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-12
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Automatic drive positioner . . . . . . . . . .3-28
Automatic seat positioner . . . . . . . . . . .3-28
Average fuel consumption and speed . . . .2-25
Avoiding collision and rollover . . . . . . . . .5-5
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13
Battery saver system . . . . . . . . . . . .2-35
Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Variable voltage control system . . . . . 8-15
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Belts (See drive belts) . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-15
Bluetooth姞 hands-free phone system (models
with navigation system) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-85
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) . . . . . .5-52
Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
Brightness control and display ON/OFF
button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Brightness control, Instrument panel . . . .2-36
Bulb check/instrument panel . . . . . . . . .2-11
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-23
C
Cabin air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-38
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-85
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Card holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-47
Cargo net retainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-49
Catalytic converter, Three way catalyst . . . .5-2
Center multi-function control panel . . . . . .4-2
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-35
Installation using LATCH . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Installation using the seat belts . . . . . 1-29
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . 1-21
Top tether strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Child safety rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Chimes
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Seat belt warning light and chime . . . . 2-16
Cigarette lighter and ashtrays . . . . . . . .2-42
Circuit breaker, Fusible link . . . . . . . . . .8-20
Cleaning exterior and interior . . . . . .7-2 , 7-4
Climate control, Automatic climate control .4-28
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
Clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48
Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-55
Command (See Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free Phone
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-87 , 4-101
Compact Disc (CD) player
(See audio system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-57
Compact spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-39
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Console box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-45
Controller, Center multi-function control
panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
Controls
Control panel button (display) . . . . . . .4-2
Heater and air conditioner controls (See
automatic climate control) . . . . . . . . 4-28
Coolant
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . 8-7
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Fixed speed cruise control (on ICC
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system . . 5-21
Cruise indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Current fuel consumption . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
D
Daytime running light system . . . . . . . . .2-35
Defroster switch, Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . .2-32
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Display cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6
Display controls (See center multi-function
control panel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Distance to empty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Door/trunk open warning . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Dot matrix liquid crystal display . . . . . . .2-19
Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-15
Drive positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-28
Driving
All-wheel drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . .5-43
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . 5-55
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-12
Driving with manual transmission . . . . 5-16
Precautions when starting and driving . . 5-2
DS (Drive Sport) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
E
Economy, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
Elapsed time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Elapsed time and trip odometer . . . . . . .2-25
Emission control information label . . . . . .9-13
Emission control system warranty . . . . . .9-23
Engine
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . .5-10
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . 8-7
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
Engine compartment check locations . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation . 9-6
Engine oil replacement indicator . . . . 2-23
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Engine start operation indicator
(Automatic Transmission models) . . . . 2-21
Engine start operation indicator
(Manual Transmission models) . . . . . . 2-22
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . . . .2-6
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Entry/exit function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-28
Event Data Recorders (EDR) . . . . . . . . . .9-25
Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide) . . . . . . . .5-2
F
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . .9-13
Filter
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . .8-17
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . . 8-8
Flashers (See hazard warning flasher
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Floor mat cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-5
Fluid
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . .8-11
Brake and clutch fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-54
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37
Front passenger air bag and status light . .1-47
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Front seat, Front seat adjustment . . . . . . .1-3
Front-seat active head restraints . . . . . . .1-11
Fuel
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
Fuel economy information (display) . . . . 4-9
Fuel octane rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19
Fusible links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-20
G
Garage door opener, HomeLink姞 Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-57
Gas cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-21
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Engine coolant temperature gauge . . . .2-6
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-2
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-45
Golf bag stowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48
H
Hands-free phone system, Bluetooth姞
(with navigation system) . . . . . . .
Hands-free phone system, Bluetooth姞
(without navigation system) . . . . .
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . .
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights
. . . .4-85
. . . .4-96
. . . .2-37
. . . . .1-9
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-25
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-38
Heater
Automatic climate control . . . . . . . . .4-28
Engine block heater . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-56
HomeLink姞 Universal Transceiver . . . . . . .2-57
Hood release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Hook, Coat hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-38
Ignition switch
Automatic transmission models . . . . . .5-12
Manual transmission models . . . . . . . 5-16
I
Ignition switch (Push-button) . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
In-cabin microfilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-38
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Indicator, Dot matrix display . . . . . . . . .2-19
INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System . . . . .2-29
INFINITI voice recognition standard mode .4-109
INFINITI voice recognition system . . . . . .4-109
INFO button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-25
Inspection/maintenance (I/M) test . . . . . .9-24
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . .2-36
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system . . . .5-21
Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system main
switch indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system
warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
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Intelligent cruise control (ICC) system,
Preview function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
Intelligent Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Intelligent Key battery discharge indicator .2-22
Intelligent Key insertion indicator . . . . . .2-21
Intelligent Key removal indicator . . . . . . .2-21
Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . .8-21
Key operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Key operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Warning signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Intelligent Key warning light . . . . . . . . .2-14
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . . .2-55
Interior light replacement . . . . . . . . . . .8-25
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-54
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . . . .3-20
iPod姞 player operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-71
ISOFIX child restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-22
J
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
K
Keyless entry (See remote keyless entry
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Keys, For Intelligent Key system . . . . . . . .3-7
Labels
Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Air conditioner specification label . . . . 9-14
Emission control information label . . . . 9-13
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Tire and Loading information label . . . 9-14
Vehicle identification number (VIN) . . . 9-12
L
LATCH system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-22
License plate, Installing front license
plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-15
Light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Headlights bulb replacement . . . . . . . 8-25
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Interior light control switch . . . . . . . . 2-55
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-54
Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-56
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Light replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-23
Lights, Exterior and interior light
replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-25
Loading information (See vehicle loading
information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-17
Lock
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Locking with mechanical key . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Low fuel warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Low outside temperature warning . . . . . .2-22
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . . .2-14
Low tire pressure warning system (See tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)) . . . . .5-3
Low washer fluid warning . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Maintenance
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Indicators for maintenance (dot matrix) . 2-23
Inside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Maintenance requirements . . . . . . . . 8-2
Outside the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
M
Malfunction indicator light (MIL) . . . . . . .2-17
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-54
Master warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Mechanical key (Intelligent Key system) . . .3-3
Memory storage, Automatic drive
positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-30
Meter
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Meters and gauges, Instrument brightness
control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-36
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Mirror
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-25
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Monitor, Rearview monitor . . . . . . . . . .4-22
Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-52
N
New vehicle break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
No key warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
O
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Off-road recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Oil
Capacities and recommended fuel/
lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Changing engine oil and filter . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Oil filter replacement indicator . . . . . 2-23
Operation, Indicators for operation (dot
matrix) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Outside air temperature . . . . . . . . . . . .2-26
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order
information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-25
P
R
Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Parking
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . .5-18
Parking brake release warning . . . . . . 2-22
Parking on hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
Parking brake break-in . . . . . . . . . . . .5-49
Personal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-54
Phone, Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . .4-85
Power
Power door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-41
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Power front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Pre-crash seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Precautions
Audio operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
Braking precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Seat belt usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . 1-40
When starting and driving . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Preview function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-49
Preview function (for Intelligent cruise
control system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-42
Preview Function warning light . . . . . . . .2-15
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-9
Push-button ignition switch . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . .4-85
FM-AM-SAT radio with Compact Disc (CD)
player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54
Rain-sensing auto wiper system . . . . . . .2-31
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M)
test (US only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-24
Rear door lock, Child safety rear door lock . .3-6
Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-32
Rearview monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-22
Recorders, Event data . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-25
Registering your vehicle in another country .9-11
Remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . .3-14
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . . .9-23
Roadside assistance program . . . . . . . . .6-2
Rollover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Roof, Moonroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-53
Safety
Child seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . 9-23
S
Satellite radio operation . . . . . . . . . . . .4-55
Seat adjustment
Front power seat adjustment . . . . . . . .1-3
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
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Seat belt(s)
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Infants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Injured persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Pre-crash seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . 1-12
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Seat belt cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Seat belt warning light and chime . . . . 2-16
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Seat belts with pretensioners . . . . . . 1-52
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . 1-19
Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Three-point type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Seat synchronization function . . . . . . . .3-29
Seat(s)
Driver-side memory . . . . . . . . . . . .3-28
Heated seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-38
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Security system (INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer
System), Engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
Security system, Vehicle security system . .2-27
Selector lever
Shift lock release . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Servicing air conditioner (See automatic
climate control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-28
Servicing climate control . . . . . . . . . . .4-38
SETTING button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12
Shift lock release
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Shifting
Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Manual transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . . .1-19
Sliding front passenger’s seat . . . . . . . . .1-5
Snow mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-40
Sonar system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-46
Sonar system off switch . . . . . . . . . . . .5-48
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Starting
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . .5-10
Precautions when starting and driving . . 5-2
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
STATUS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
Status light, Front passenger air bag . . . .1-47
Steering
Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Steering lock release malfunction
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Steering-wheel-mounted controls for
audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-83
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-43
Storage box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-47
Stowing golf bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-48
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24
Sunglasses holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-45
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . .1-53
Supplemental air bag warning light . .1-53 , 2-16
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . .1-40
Supplemental restraint system, Precautions
on supplemental restraint system . . . . . .1-40
Switch
Autolight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-33
Fog light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . 2-37
Headlight switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-33
Ignition switch automatic transmission
models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Ignition switch manual transmission
models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Rear window and outside mirror
defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-32
Snow mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-37
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Temperature gauge, Engine coolant
temperature gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Theft (INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System),
Engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
Thigh extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Three-way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Tilt/telescopic steering . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23
Tire
Tire replacement indicator . . . . . . . .2-23
Tire rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
Tire pressure, Low tire pressure warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Tires
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Low tire pressure warning system . . . . 5-3
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39
Tire and Loading information label . . . 8-30
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
Tire dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
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Tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . 5-3
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . 9-22
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Top tether strap child restraints . . . . . . .1-24
Touch screen system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
Towing
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Tow truck towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
TPMS, Tire pressure monitoring system . . . .5-3
TPMS, Tire pressure warning system . . . . .6-2
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Transceiver, HomeLink姞 Universal
Transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-57
Transmission
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) . . . .8-11
Driving with automatic transmission . . . 5-12
Driving with manual transmission . . . . 5-16
Transmission selector lever lock
release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Transmitter (See remote keyless entry
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
Trip odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Trunk
Interior trunk lid release . . . . . . . . .3-20
Trunk lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk lid release switch . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Trunk net for extra window washer
fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
Trunk open request switch . . . . . . . . 3-19
Trunk release power cancel switch . . . 3-19
Trunk light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-56
Trunk pass-through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-37
U
Underbody cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . .9-22
V
Vanity mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
Vanity mirror lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-56
Variable voltage control system . . . . . . . .8-15
Vehicle
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . 6-13
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-40
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53
Vehicle information and settings
(display) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Vehicle identification number (VIN) . . . . . .9-12
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . .9-17
Vehicle security system . . . . . . . . . . . .2-27
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-27
Voice command (See Bluetooth姞 Hands-Free
Phone System) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-87 , 4-101
Voice recognition system . . . . . . . . . .4-109
Voice recognition, Alternate command
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-122
W
Walk-in mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Warning
Dot matrix display . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . 2-37
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) . 5-3
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Warning labels, Air bag warning labels . . .1-53
Warning light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .1-53
All-wheel drive (AWD) warning light . . . 2-12
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Intelligent Key warning light . . . . . . . 2-14
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . 2-14
Seat belt warning light and chime . . . . 2-16
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Warranty, Emission control system
warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-23
Washer switch, Windshield wiper and
washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-30
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Wheel/tire size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28
Care of wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3
Cleaning aluminum alloy wheels . . . . . 7-3
Window washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-12
Window(s)
Automatic adjusting function . . . . . . .2-52
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-49
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Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . .2-30
Wiper
Rain-sensing auto wiper system . . . . .2-31
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . 2-30
Wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
X
Xenon headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-32
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GAS STATION INFORMATION
FUEL RECOMMENDATION:
VQ37VHR 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.
● 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.
ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATION:
● Engine oil with API Certification Mark
However, for maximum vehicle performance, the
use of unleaded premium gasoline is recommended.
See
“CAPACITIES
AND
RECOMMENDED
FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the “9. Technical and
consumer information” section for engine oil
and oil filter recommendation.
CAUTION
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.
For additional information, see “CAPACITIES
AND RECOMMENDED FUEL/LUBRICANTS” in the
“9. Technical and consumer information” section.
● Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt acceleration.
● Using a fuel other than that specified could
adversely affect the emission control systems, and may also affect warranty
coverage.
NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
RECOMMENDATION:
● Viscosity SAE 5W-30
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 do-it-yourself” section.
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Printing: November 2009 (10) / OM0E 0V36U0 / Printed in U.S.A.
2010 Infiniti G37
2010 Infiniti G37
Owner's Manual