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2014 NV200 COMPACT CARGO
OWNER’S MANUAL
For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle.
FOREWORD
Welcome to the growing family of new NISSAN
owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with
confidence. It was produced using the latest
techniques and strict quality control.
This manual was prepared to help you understand the operation and maintenance of your
vehicle so that you may enjoy many miles (kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read through this
manual before operating your vehicle.
A separate Warranty Information Booklet
explains details about the warranties covering your vehicle. The “NISSAN Service
and Maintenance Guide” explains details
about maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Additionally, a separate Customer
Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) 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.
Your NISSAN dealership knows your vehicle
best. When you require any service or have any
questions, they will be glad to assist you with the
extensive resources available to them.
In addition to factory-installed options, your vehicle may also be equipped with additional accessories installed by NISSAN or by your
NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is important
that you familiarize yourself with all disclosures,
READ FIRST—THEN DRIVE SAFELY
warnings, cautions and instructions concerning
proper use of such accessories prior to operating
the vehicle and/or accessory. See a NISSAN
dealer for details concerning the particular accessories with which your vehicle is equipped.
Before driving your vehicle, please read this
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.
● 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.
DRIVING
This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from an ordinary passenger vehicle because it has a higher center of gravity. As with
other vehicles with features of this type, failure
to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or an accident.
Be sure to read “Driving precautions,” “Avoiding collision and rollover” and “Driving safety
precautions” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.
MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING
Any modifications or alterations of this
vehicle that do not comply with the
NISSAN NV200 Compact Cargo Body
Builder’s Guide may affect the safety of
the vehicle which may result in a collision,
serious personal injury or death. A electronic copy of the NISSAN NV200 Compact
Cargo Body Builder’s Guide is available at
www.nissancommercialvehicles.com.
Modifications made to this vehicle by
conversion companies or dealers may affect the final certification of the engine,
vehicle or equipment. The conversion
company or dealer has the responsibility
to certify that the altered vehicle and
equipment complies or continues to comply with all applicable motor vehicle
safety
standards
and
emissions
regulations. The conversion company or
dealer is responsible for making sure the
modifications or installed equipment
does not affect the safety of the vehicle.
NISSAN does not assume the responsibility as the final stage manufacturer for
modified or altered vehicles. NISSAN is
not responsible for the final certification,
product liability claims, or warranty
claims, resulting from any component,
assembly, or system being altered.
NISSAN is not responsible for modifications which cause the vehicle to become
non-compliant with any of the motor vehicle safety standards, emissions
regulations, or modifications that cause
the vehicle to be or become defective or
unsafe.
Your vehicle’s warranty may not cover
damage resulting from alterations,
modifications, installation of nonapproved accessories, or improper installation of accessories. See your 2014
NV200 Compact Cargo Warranty Information Booklet for complete details.
WHEN READING THE MANUAL
This manual includes information for all features
and equipment available on this model. Features
and equipment in your vehicle may vary depending on model, trim level, options selected, order,
date of production, region or availability. Therefore, you may find information about features or
equipment that are not included or installed on
your vehicle.
All information, specifications and illustrations in
this manual are those in effect at the time of printing. NISSAN reserves the right to change specifications, performance, design or component suppliers without notice and without obligation. From
time to time, NISSAN may update or revise this
manual to provide Owners with the most accurate
information currently available. Please carefully
read and retain with this manual all revision updates sent to you by NISSAN to ensure you have
access to accurate and up-to-date information regarding your vehicle. Current versions of vehicle
Owner’s Manuals and any updates can also be
found in the Owner section of the NISSAN website
at https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/
navigation/manualsGuide. If you have questions concerning any information in your Owner’s
Manual, contact NISSAN Consumer Affairs. See
the NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
page in this Owner’s Manual for contact information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS MANUAL
You will see various symbols in this manual. They
are used in the following ways:
WARNING
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause death or serious
personal injury. To avoid or reduce the
risk, the procedures must be followed
precisely.
CAUTION
This is used to indicate the presence of a
hazard that could cause minor or moderate personal injury or damage to your vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk, the procedures must be followed carefully.
APD1005
If you see this symbol, it means “Do not do this”
or “Do not let this happen.”
If you see a symbol similar to these in an illustration, it means the arrow points to the front of the
vehicle.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
indicate movement or action.
Arrows in an illustration that are similar to these
call attention to an item in the illustration.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain
or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE
ADVISORY
Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batteries, may contain perchlorate material. The
following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”.
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separately. Not
available in Alaska,
Hawaii or Guam.
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information, visit
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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 North America, Inc.
NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM
NISSAN CARES . . .
Both NISSAN and your NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and your NISSAN dealer are
our primary concerns. Your NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile sales and service needs.
However, if there is something that your NISSAN
dealer cannot assist you with or you would like to
provide NISSAN directly with comments or
questions, please contact the NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using our toll-free
number:
For U.S. customers
877–NIS-NCV1
(877-647-6281)
For Canadian customers
1-800-387-0122
The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for the
following information:
– Your name, address, and telephone number
– Vehicle identification number (attached to the
top of the instrument panel on the driver’s
side)
– Date of purchase
– Current odometer reading
– Your NISSAN dealer’s name
– Your comments or questions
OR
You can write to NISSAN with the information at:
For U.S. customers
Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
or via e-mail at:
nnaconsumeraffairs@nissan-usa.com
For Canadian customers
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5
or via e-mail at:
information.centre@nissancanada.com
If you prefer, visit us at:
www.nissanusa.com (for U.S. customers) or
www.nissan.ca (for Canadian customers)
We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
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
Air bags, seat belts and child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2
Exterior front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3
Exterior rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5
Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7
Warning/indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS AND CHILD
RESTRAINTS
1. Seat belts (P. 1-44)
2. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag (P. 1-30)
3. Head restraints/headrests (P. 1-4)
4. Supplemental front-impact air bags
(P. 1-30)
5. Seats (P. 1-2)
6. Occupant classification sensor
(weight sensor) (P. 1-30)
7. Seat belt with pretensioners (P. 1-44)
8. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag (P. 1-30)
9. Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag modules (P. 1-30)
10. Rear seat top tether strap anchor
(located on bottom of seatback)
(P. 1-21)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
LII2141
0-2 Illustrated table of contents
EXTERIOR FRONT
1.
2.
Engine hood (P. 3-14)
Windshield wiper and washer switch
(P. 2-18)
3. Windshield (P. 8-17)
4. Power windows (P. 2-26)
5. Door locks, keys (P. 3-3, 3-2)
6. Mirrors (P. 3-17)
7. Tire pressure (P. 9-10)
8. Flat tire (P. 6-2)
9. Tire chains (P. 8-37)
10. Replacing bulbs (P. 8-24)
11. Headlight and turn signal switch
(P. 2-19)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
LII2060
Illustrated table of contents 0-3
EXTERIOR REAR
1.
2.
3
4.
Back doors (P. 3-8)
RearView Monitor (if so equipped)
(p. 4-9)
Replacing bulbs (P. 8-24)
Vehicle loading (P. 9-12)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
LII2061
0-4 Illustrated table of contents
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Map lights (P. 2-29)
Sun visors (P. 3-17)
Inside mirror (P.3-17)
Steering wheel switches for audio
control (P. 4-54)
Glove box (P. 2-25)
Storage trays (P. 2-24)
Front seats (P. 1-2)
Fuel-filler cap, fuel recommendation
(P. 3-15, P. 9-3)
Storage (P. 2-24)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
LII2059
Illustrated table of contents 0-5
INSTRUMENT PANEL
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
LIC2714
1.
2.
3.
4.
Vents (P. 4-14)
Headlight/turn signal switch (P. 2-19)
Driver’s supplemental air bag /horn
(P. 1-30, 2-22)
Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
0-6 Illustrated table of contents
5.
6.
Cruise control switches
(if so equipped) (P.5-14)
Windshield wiper/washer switch
(P. 2-18)
Rear window and outside mirror
(if so equipped) defroster switch
(P. 2-19)
Audio system (P. 4-23)
Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-30)
Glove box (P. 2-25)
Climate controls (P. 4-15)
Front passenger air bag status light
(P. 2-13)
Cup holders (P. 2-25)
Shift lever (P. 5-11)
Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 6-2)
Ignition switch (P. 5-7)
Audio control switches (if so equipped)
(P.4-54)
Fuel-filler lid release lever (P. 3-15)/
Hood release lever (P. 3-14)
Fuse box (P. 8-19)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
switch (P. 2-22)/Electronic outside
rearview mirror control switch
(if so equipped) (P.3-18)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
MR20DE engine
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Engine coolant reservoir (P. 8-7)
Engine oil filler cap (P. 8-10)
Brake fluid reservoir (P. 8-12)
Air cleaner (P. 8-16)
Fuse and relay box (P. 8-19)
Battery (P. 8-13)
Radiator cap (P. 8-7)
Engine oil dipstick (P. 8-9)
Drive belt location (P. 8-15)
Windshield-washer fluid reservoir
(P. 8-12)
LDI2279
Illustrated table of contents 0-7
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS
Warning
light
or
Name
Page
Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) warning light
2-9
Brake warning light
2-9
or
Warning
light
Name
Page
Indicator
light
Name
Page
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) position indicator light
2-13
Cruise main switch
indicator light (if so
equipped)
2-13
Low fuel warning
light
2-10
Low tire pressure
warning light
2-10
Low windshieldwasher fluid warning
light
2-12
2-12
Front passenger air
bag status light
2-13
Power steering
warning light
2-12
High beam indicator
light (blue)
2-13
Seat belt warning
light and chime
2-13
Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL)
2-13
Supplemental air
bag warning light
Charge warning
light
2-10
Door open warning
light
2-10
Engine oil pressure
warning light
2-10
Security indicator
light
2-14
High temperature
warning light (red)
2-10
Slip indicator light
2-14
0-8 Illustrated table of contents
Indicator
light
Name
Page
Turn signal/hazard
indicator lights
2-15
Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off
indicator light
2-15
Illustrated table of contents 0-9
MEMO
0-10 Illustrated table of contents
1 Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Head restraints/Headrests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Flexible seating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Precautions on seat belt usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Injured persons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Three-point type seat belt with retractor . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Seat belt maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Infants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Small children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Precautions on child restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Top tether anchor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Rear-facing child restraint installation using
the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Forward-facing child restraint installation
using the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Installing top tether strap
(front passenger seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
Supplemental air bag warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-45
SEATS
● Do not adjust the driver’s seat while
driving so full attention may be given to
vehicle operation. The seat may move
suddenly and could cause loss of control of the vehicle.
● The seatback should not be reclined
any more than needed for comfort. Seat
belts are most effective when the passenger sits well back and straight up in
the seat. If the seatback is reclined, the
risk of sliding under the lap belt and
being injured is increased.
ARS1152
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 properly. See “Precautions on seat belt usage” 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.
1-2 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
CAUTION
When adjusting the seat positions, be
sure not to contact any moving parts to
avoid possible injuries and/or damage.
FRONT MANUAL SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
LRS2208
LRS2220
LRS2221
Forward and backward
Reclining
Seat lifter (driver’s seat)
Pull the center of the bar up and hold it while you
slide the seat forward or backward to the desired
position. Release the bar to lock the seat in
position.
To recline the seatback, pull the lever up and lean
back. To bring the seatback forward, pull the lever
up and lean your body forward. Release the lever
to lock the seatback in position.
Pull up or push down the adjusting lever to adjust
the seat height until the desired position is
achieved.
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” in
this section. Also, the seatback can be reclined to
allow occupants to rest when the vehicle is
stopped and the shift lever is in the P (Park)
position.
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-3
HEAD RESTRAINTS/HEADRESTS
WARNING
WRS0389
LRS2339
Lumbar support (driver’s seat)
Armrest (driver’s side only)
The lumbar support feature provides adjustable
lower back support to the driver. Move the lever
forward or backward to adjust the seat lumbar
area.
To use the armrest, pull it down to the resting
position.
A
䊊
B
䊊
Stowed position
Resting position
1-4 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
Head restraints/headrests supplement
the other vehicle safety systems. They may
provide additional protection against injury in certain rear end collisions. Adjustable head restraints/headrests must be
adjusted properly, as specified in this section. Check the adjustment after someone
else uses the seat. Do not attach anything
to the head restraint/headrest stalks or
remove the head restraint/headrest. Do
not use the seat if the head
restraint/headrest has been removed. If
the head restraint/headrest was removed,
reinstall and properly adjust the head
restraint/headrest before an occupant
uses the seating position. Failure to follow these instructions can reduce the effectiveness
of
the
head
restraints/headrests. This may increase
the risk of serious injury or death in a
collision.
● Adjustable head restraints/headrests have
multiple notches along the stalks to lock
them in a desired adjustment position.
● The
non-adjustable
head
restraints/headrests have a single locking
notch to secure them to the seat frame.
● Proper Adjustment:
– For the adjustable type, align the head
restraint/headrest so the center of your
ear is approximately level with the center
of the head restraint/headrest.
LRS2434
The illustration shows the seating positions
equipped with head restraints/headrests.
䉱 Indicates the seating position is equipped with
a head restraint.
䡲 Indicates the seating position is equipped with
a headrest.
+ Indicates the seating position is not equipped
with a head restraint or headrest (if applicable).
– If your ear position is still higher than the
recommended alignment, place the head
restraint/headrest at the highest position.
● If the head restraint/headrest has been removed, ensure that it is reinstalled and
locked in place before riding in that designated seating position.
LRS2300
Adjustable head restraint/headrest
components
1. Removable head restraint/headrest
2. Multiple notches
3. Lock knob
4. Stalks
● Your vehicle is equipped with a head
restraint/headrest that may be integrated,
adjustable or non-adjustable.
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-5
5. Reinstall and properly adjust the head
restraint/headrest before an occupant uses
the seating position.
LRS2299
Non-adjustable head restraint/
headrest components
1. Removable head restraint/headrest
2. Single Notch
3. Lock knob
4. Stalks
LRS2302
Remove
Use the following procedure to remove the head
restraint/headrest.
1. Pull the head restraint/headrest up to the
highest position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob.
3. Remove the head restraint/headrest from
the seat.
4. Store the head restraint/headrest properly in
a secure place so it is not loose in the
vehicle.
1-6 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
LRS2303
Install
1. Align the head restraint/headrest stalks with
the holes in the seat. Make sure the head
restraint/headrest is facing the correct direction. The stalk with the notch (notches)
1 must be installed in the hole with the lock
䊊
2 .
knob 䊊
WRS0134
Adjust
For adjustable head restraint/headrest
Adjust the head restraint/headrest so the center
is level with the center of your ears. If your ear
position is still higher than the recommended
alignment, place the head restraint/headrest at
the highest position.
LRS2351
For non-adjustable head restraint/
headrest
Make sure the head restraint/headrest is positioned so the lock knob is engaged in the notch
before riding in that designated seating position.
2. Push and hold the lock knob and push the
head restraint/headrest down.
3. Properly adjust the head restraint/headrest
before an occupant uses the seating position.
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-7
FLEXIBLE SEATING
WARNING
● Do not allow people to ride in any area
of your 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.
LRS2305
LRS2306
Raise
Lower
To raise the head restraint/headrest, pull it up.
To lower, push and hold the lock knob and push
the head restraint/headrest down.
Make sure the head restraint/headrest is positioned so the lock knob is engaged in the notch
before riding in that designated seating position.
Make sure the head restraint/headrest is positioned so the lock knob is engaged in the notch
before riding in that designated seating position.
1-8 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the rear seats when they are
in the fold-down position. In a collision,
people riding in these areas without
proper restraints are more likely to be
seriously injured or killed.
● Head restraints/headrests should be
adjusted properly as they may provide
significant protection against injury in
an accident. Always replace and adjust
them properly if they have been removed for any reason.
● If the head restraints/headrests are removed for any reason, they should be
securely stored to prevent them from
causing injury to passengers or damage
to the vehicle in case of sudden braking
or an accident.
● When returning the seatbacks to the
upright position, be certain they are
completely secured in the latched position. If they are not completely secured,
passengers may be injured in an accident or sudden stop.
● Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not
place cargo higher than the seatbacks.
In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
LRS2336
LRS2345
Folding the front passenger’s seatback
NOTE:
To fold the front passenger’s seatback flat for
extra storage:
When the seat is folded forward the belt
buckle must be in the forward position to
prevent excessive wear.
1. Slide the seat to the rearmost position. Lift
1 , located on the
up on the recline lever 䊊
outside edge of the seat, and fold the seatback forward as far as it will go. Then lift up
2 located on the inside of the
on the latch 䊊
seatback to release the back of the seat.
2. Once the seatback is released, it will enable
3
you to fold the front passenger seatback䊊
flat over the seat cushion.
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WARNING
● If you fold the front passenger’s seatback flat forward to carry objects, be
sure this cargo is properly secured and
not near an air bag. In a crash, an inflating air bag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe
injury or even death. Secure objects
away from the area in which an air bag
would inflate. See “Precautions on
supplemental restraint system” in this
section.
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3. To return the front passenger’s seat to a
seating position, lift up on the seatback and
push it up to an upright position. Then pull up
1 and lean the seatback
on the recline lever 䊊
to a proper seating position. Release the
lever to lock the seatback in position.
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area or on the front passenger’s seat
when it is in the fold-down position. Use
of these areas by passengers could result in serious injury in an accident or
sudden stop.
● Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not
place cargo higher than the seatbacks.
In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury (even
if the vehicle is equipped with a partition dividing the seating area and the
cargo area).
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CAUTION
Do not place objects on the seatback unless it is folded completely horizontal. If
seatback is in any other position it could
cause damage.
SEAT BELTS
SSS0136
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.
NISSAN 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.
Most U.S. states and Canadian provinces or
territories specify that seat belts be worn at
all times when a vehicle is being driven.
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SSS0134
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.
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SSS0016
WARNING
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.
SSS0014
WARNING
● Always route the shoulder belt over
your shoulder and across your chest.
Never put the belt behind your back,
under your arm or across your neck. The
belt should be away from your face and
neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
● Position the lap belt as low and snug as
possible AROUND THE HIPS, NOT THE
WAIST. A lap belt worn too high could
increase the risk of internal injuries in
an accident.
● 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 a NISSAN dealer.
● 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.
● Once a seat belt pretensioner has activated, it cannot be reused and must be
replaced together with the retractor.
See your NISSAN dealer.
● Removal and installation of pretensioner system components should be
done by a NISSAN dealer.
● All seat belt assemblies, including retractors and attaching hardware, should
be inspected after any collision by a
NISSAN dealer. NISSAN 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.
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PREGNANT WOMEN
NISSAN 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. Place the shoulder
belt over your shoulder and across your chest.
Never run the lap/shoulder belt over your abdominal area. Contact your doctor for specific
recommendations.
INJURED PERSONS
NISSAN recommends that injured persons use
seat belts. Check with your doctor for specific
recommendations.
THREE-POINT TYPE SEAT BELT
WITH RETRACTOR
WARNING
● Every person who drives or rides in this
vehicle should use a seat belt at all
times.
● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when
the seatback is reclined. This can be
dangerous. The shoulder belt will not
be against your body. In an accident,
you could be thrown into it and receive
neck or other serious injuries. You
could also slide under the lap belt and
receive serious internal injuries.
● For the most effective protection when
the vehicle is in motion, the seat should
be upright. Always sit well back in the
seat with both feet on the floor and
adjust the seat belt properly.
● Do not allow children to play with the
seat belts. Most seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode seat belts. If the seat
belt becomes wrapped around a child’s
neck with the ALR mode activated, the
child can be seriously injured or killed if
the seat belt retracts and becomes
tight. This can occur even if the vehicle
is parked. Unbuckle the seat belt to
release the child. If the seat belt cannot
be unbuckled or is already unbuckled,
release the child by cutting the seat belt
with a suitable tool (such as a knife or
scissors) to release the seat belt.
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LRS2208
Manual front seat shown
Fastening the seat belts
1. Adjust the seat. See “Seats” in this section.
The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
allows the seat belt to extend and retract to allow
the driver and passengers some freedom of
movement in the seat. The ELR locks the seat belt
when the vehicle slows down rapidly or during
certain impacts.
The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode
(child restraint mode) locks the seat belt for child
restraint installation.
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LRS2044
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.
3. Position the lap belt portion low and snug
on the hips as shown.
● The retractor is designed to lock during a sudden stop or on impact. A
slow pulling motion permits the seat
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.
4. Pull the shoulder belt portion toward the
retractor to take up extra slack. Be sure the
shoulder belt is routed over your shoulder
and across your chest.
The front passenger seat three-point seat belt
has two modes of operation:
● Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
● Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
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. See “Child restraints” in this section for more information.
The ALR mode should be used only for
child restraint installation. During normal
seat belt use by a passenger, the ALR mode
should not be activated. If it is activated it
may cause uncomfortable seat belt tension.
WARNING
When fastening the seat belts, be certain
that the 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 questions about seat belt operation, see a NISSAN dealer.
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WRS0139
Unfastening the seat belts
1
䊊
To unfasten the seat belt, press the button on
the buckle. The seat belt automatically retracts.
Checking seat belt operation
Seat belt retractors are designed to lock seat belt
movement by two separate methods:
● When the seat belt is pulled quickly from the
retractor.
● When the vehicle slows down rapidly.
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Driver’s side
Shoulder belt height adjustment
(driver’s side)
The shoulder belt anchor height should be adjusted to the position best for you. (See “Precautions on seat belt usage” in this section.) To
1 the adjustment button and
adjust, pull out 䊊
2 to the desired
move the shoulder belt anchor 䊊
position, so the belt passes over the center of the
shoulder. The belt should be away from your face
and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Release the adjustment button to lock the shoulder
belt anchor into position.
WARNING
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.
● Only NISSAN seat belt extenders, made
by the same company which made the
original equipment seat belts, should
be used with NISSAN seat belts.
● 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.
● 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.
SEAT BELT EXTENDERS
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 a NISSAN dealer for assistance with purchasing an extender if an extender is required.
● 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.
● Never use seat belt extenders to install
child restraints. If the child restraint is
not secured properly, the child could be
seriously injured in a collision or a sudden stop.
SEAT BELT MAINTENANCE
● To clean the seat belt webbing, apply a
mild soap solution or any solution recommended for cleaning upholstery or carpet.
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.
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CHILD SAFETY
WARNING
Do not allow children to play with the seat
belts. Most seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode seat belts. If the seat belt
becomes wrapped around a child’s neck
with the ALR mode activated, the child can
be seriously injured or killed if the seat
belt retracts and becomes tight. This can
occur even if the vehicle is parked. Unbuckle the seat belt to release the child. If
the seat belt cannot be unbuckled or is
already unbuckled, release the child by
cutting the seat belt with a suitable tool
(such as a knife or scissors) to release the
seat belt.
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
● Forward-facing child restraint
● Booster seat
WARNING
● Never put a rear-facing child seat in the
front seat.
● Never let an infant who requires the use
of a rear-facing child restraint ride in
this vehicle. Do not attempt to hold a
child in your lap or arms.
● 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.
● 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.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a supplemental
front-impact air bag system for the front passenger. See “Supplemental restraint system” in this
section. The passenger seat is not suitable for
use with a rear-facing child restraint needed for
infants. Therefore, infants should not be transported in this vehicle.
All U.S. states and Canadian provinces or territories require the use of approved child restraints
for infants and small children. See “Child restraints” in this section.
A child restraint may be secured in the vehicle by
using the vehicle seat belt. See the “Child restraints” section for more information.
This is especially important because your
vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (air bag system) for the front passenger. See “Supplemental restraint system”
in this section.
INFANTS
Infants up to at least 1 year old should be placed
in a rear-facing child restraint. Because a rearfacing child restraint is not suitable for use in this
vehicle, infants should not be transported in it.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
SMALL CHILDREN
Children that are over 1 year old and weigh at
least 20 lbs (9 kg) should remain in a rear-facing
child restraint as long as possible up to the height
or weight limit of the child restraint. Children who
outgrow the height or weight limit of the rearfacing child restraint and are at least 1 year old
should be secured in a forward-facing child restraint with a harness. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for minimum and maximum
weight and height recommendations. NISSAN
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 should remain in a forward-facing child
restraint with a harness until they reach the maximum height or weight limit allowed by the child
restraint manufacturer.
Once a child outgrows the height or weight limit
of the harness-equipped forward-facing child restraint, NISSAN recommends that the child be
placed in a commercially available booster seat to
obtain proper seat belt fit. For a seat belt to fit
properly, the booster seat should raise the child
so that the shoulder belt is properly positioned
across the chest and the top, middle portion of
the shoulder. The shoulder belt should not cross
the neck or face and should not fall off the shoulder. The lap belt should lie snugly across the
lower hips or upper thighs, not the abdomen. A
booster seat can only be used in seating positions that have a three-point 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, and the lap belt can be positioned properly across the lower hips or upper
thighs, use the seat belt without the booster seat.
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PRECAUTIONS ON CHILD
RESTRAINTS
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1-19
– Infants and children should never be
held on anyone’s lap. Even the strongest adult cannot resist the forces of
a collision.
– Do not put a seat belt around both a
child and another passenger.
– Even with the NISSAN Advanced Air
Bag System, never install a rearfacing child restraint in the front seat.
An inflating supplemental air bag
could seriously injure or kill your
child.
● When the child restraint is not in use,
keep it secured with a seat belt. In a
sudden stop or collision, loose objects
can injure occupants or damage the
vehicle.
CAUTION
A child restraint in a closed vehicle can
become very hot. Check the seating surface and buckles before placing a child in
the child restraint.
– Never let an infant who requires the
use of a rear-facing child restraint
ride in this vehicle.
Several manufacturers offer child restraints for
infants and children of various sizes. When selecting any child restraint, keep the following
points in mind:
● Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in
serious injury or death of a child or
other passengers in a sudden stop or
collision:
– Be sure to purchase a child restraint
that will fit the child and vehicle.
Some child restraints may not fit
properly in your vehicle.
● 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.
– Keep seatbacks as upright as possible after fitting the child restraint.
– The child restraint must be used and
installed properly. Always follow all
of the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions for installation and use.
– Infants and children should always
be placed in an appropriate child restraint while in the vehicle.
● Check the child restraint in your vehicle to be
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
and seat belt system.
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WARNING
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● 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 forward-facing child restraints be secured to the designated anchor point on the vehicle.
TOP TETHER ANCHOR
WARNING
● Do not allow cargo to contact the top
tether strap when it is attached to the
top tether anchor. Properly secure the
cargo so it does not contact the top
tether strap. Cargo that is not properly
secured or cargo that contacts the top
tether strap may damage it during a
collision. A child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if the top
tether strap is damaged.
● Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads
imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are
they to be used to attach adult seat
belts, or other items or equipment to
the vehicle. Doing so could damage the
child restraint anchorages. The child restraint will not be properly installed using the damaged anchorages, and a
child could be seriously injured or killed
in a collision.
LRS2050
1. Top tether strap
2. Anchor point
Top tether anchor point location
The anchor point is located on the front passenger seatback as shown.
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FORWARD-FACING CHILD
RESTRAINT INSTALLATION USING
THE SEAT BELTS
WARNING
WRS0256
REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT
INSTALLATION USING THE SEAT
BELTS
The three-point seat belt with Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR) must be used
when installing a child restraint. Failure to
use the ALR mode will result in the child
restraint not being properly secured. The
restraint could tip over or be loose and
cause injury to a child in a sudden stop or
collision. Also, it can change the operation
of the front passenger air bag. See “Front
passenger air bag and status light” in this
section.
WARNING
● Never install a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. An inflating
supplemental air bag could seriously
injure or kill your child.
● Never let an infant who requires the use
of a rear-facing child restraint ride in
this vehicle.
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WRS0699
Forward-facing (front passenger seat) –
step 1
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
Safety” and “Child Restraint” sections before installing a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a forward-facing
child restraint using the vehicle seat belt in the
front passenger seat:
1. If you must install a child restraint in
the front seat, it should be placed in a
forward-facing direction only. Move
the seat to the rearmost position. Child
restraints for infants must be used in
the rear-facing direction and, therefore, must not be used in the front seat.
2. Position the child restraint on the seat. Always follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
The back of the child restraint should be
secured against the vehicle seatback.
If necessary, adjust or remove the head
restraint/headrest to obtain the correct child
restraint fit. If the head restraint/headrest is
removed, store it in a secure place. Be sure
to reinstall the head restraint/headrest
when the child restraint is removed.
See “Head restraints/headrests” in this section for head restraint/headrest adjustment,
removal and installation information.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint/headrest and it is
interfering with the proper child restraint fit,
try another seating position or a different
child restraint.
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Forward-facing – step 3
3. Route the seat belt tongue through the child
restraint and insert it into the buckle until you
hear and feel the latch engage. Be sure to
follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions for belt routing.
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 “Installing top tether strap” in this
section. Do not install child restraints that
require the use of a top tether strap in seating positions that do not have a top tether
anchor.
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Forward-facing – step 4
4. Pull the shoulder belt until the belt is fully
extended. At this time, the seat belt retractor
is in the Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
mode (child restraint mode). It reverts to
Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) mode
when the seat belt is fully retracted.
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LRS0668
Forward-facing – step 5
5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on the
shoulder belt to remove any slack in the belt.
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Forward-facing – step 6
6. Remove any additional slack from the seat
belt; press downward and rearward firmly in
the center of the child restraint with your
knee to compress the vehicle seat cushion
and seatback while pulling up on the seat
belt.
7. Tighten the tether strap according to the
manufacturer’s instructions to remove any
slack.
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WRS0698
Forward-facing – step 8
8. After attaching the child restraint, test it before you place the child in it. Push it from side
to side while holding the child restraint 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 seat
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 to make sure the child restraint is
properly secured prior to each use. If the
seat belt is not locked, repeat steps 2
through 8.
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Forward-facing – step 10
10. If the child restraint is installed in the front
passenger seat, place the ignition switch in
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
should illuminate. If this
status light
light is not illuminated see “Front passenger
air bag and status light” in this section. Have
the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
LRS2050
Front passenger seat
1. Top tether strap
2. Anchor point
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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INSTALLING TOP TETHER STRAP
(front passenger seat)
WARNING
Child restraint anchorages are designed
to withstand only those loads imposed by
correctly fitted child restraints. Under no
circumstances are they to be used to attach adult seat belts, or other items or
equipment to the vehicle. Doing so could
damage the child restraint anchorages.
The child restraint will not be properly
installed using the damaged anchorage,
and a child could be seriously injured or
killed in a collision.
Before securing the child restraint with the seat
belt,
1. If necessary, raise or remove the head
restraint/headrest to position the top tether
1 over the top of the seatback. If the
strap 䊊
head restraint/headrest is removed, store it
in a secure place. Be sure to reinstall the
head restraint/headrest when the child restraint
is
removed.
See
“Head
restraints/headrests” in this section
for head restraint/headrest adjustment, removal and installation information.
1 between the
2. Route the top tether strap 䊊
head restraint/headrest and the top of the
seatback.
3. Secure the tether strap to the tether anchor
2 on the seatback.
point 䊊
4. Refer to the appropriate child restraint installation procedure steps in this section
before tightening the tether strap.
If you have any questions when installing a
top tether strap, consult your NISSAN
dealer for details.
BOOSTER SEATS
Precautions on booster seats
WARNING
If a booster seat and seat belt are not used
properly, the risk of a child being injured in
a sudden stop or collision greatly increases:
– 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 stomach.
– Make sure the shoulder belt is not
behind the child or under the child’s
arm.
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– A booster seat must only be installed
in a seating position that has a
lap/shoulder belt.
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Booster seats of various sizes are offered by
several manufacturers. When selecting any
booster seat, keep the following points in mind:
● Choose only a booster seat with a label
certifying that it complies with Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
● Check the booster seat in your vehicle to be
sure it is compatible with the vehicle’s seat
and seat belt system.
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● 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
Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child
Safety”, “Child Restraint” and “Booster Seats”
sections before installing a child restraint.
Follow these steps to install a booster seat in the
front passenger seat:
● If the booster seat is compatible with your
vehicle, place the child in the booster seat
and check the various adjustments to be
sure the booster seat is compatible with the
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 front passenger seat.
Booster seat installation
CAUTION
Do not use the lap/shoulder belt in the
Automatic Locking Retractor mode when
using a booster seat with the seat belts.
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WRS0699
1. If you must install a booster seat in the
front seat, move the seat to the rearmost position.
2. Position the booster seat on the seat. Only
place it in a front-facing direction. Always
follow the booster seat manufacturer’s instructions.
If the seating position does not have an
adjustable head restraint/headrest and it is
interfering with the proper booster seat fit,
try another seating position or a different
booster 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.
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Front passenger 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/headrest to obtain the correct
booster
seat
fit.
If
the
head
restraint/headrest is removed, store it in a
secure place. Be sure to reinstall the
head restraint/headrest when the
booster seat is removed. See “Head
restraints/headrests” in this section for head
restraint/headrest adjustment, removal and
installation information.
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 “Three-point type seat belt with
retractor” in this section.
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7. If the booster seat is installed in the front
passenger seat, place the ignition switch in
the ON position. The front passenger air bag
may or may not illuminate,
status light
depending on the size of the child and the
type of booster seat being used. See “Front
passenger air bag and status light” 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 following systems:
● Driver and passenger supplemental frontimpact air bag (NISSAN Advanced Air Bag
System)
● Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bag
● Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and rollover supplemental air bag
● Seat belt with pretensioner
Supplemental front-impact air bag system:
The NISSAN 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 bags are designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle is
impacted.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag system: This
system can help cushion the impact force to the
head of occupants in front outboard seating positions in certain side-impact or rollover collisions. In a side impact, the curtain air bags are
designed to inflate on the side where the vehicle
is impacted. In a rollover, curtain air bags are
designed to inflate and remain inflated for a short
time.
These supplemental restraint systems are designed to supplement the crash protection provided by the driver and front 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” in this section for instructions and precautions on seat belt usage.
The supplemental air bags operate only
when the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position.
After placing the ignition switch in 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.
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the seatback and as far away as practical from the steering wheel or instrument panel. Always use the seat belts.
● The driver and front passenger seat belt
buckles are equipped with sensors that
detect if the seat belts are fastened. The
Advanced Air Bag System monitors the
severity of a collision and seat belt usage then inflates the air bags as
needed. Failure to properly wear seat
belts can increase the risk or severity of
injury in an accident.
WRS0031
WARNING
● The front air bags ordinarily will not
inflate in the event of a side impact, rear
impact, rollover, or lower severity frontal collision. Always wear your seat
belts to help reduce the risk or severity
of injury in various kinds of accidents.
● The front passenger air bag will not
inflate if the passenger air bag status
light is lit or if the front passenger seat
is unoccupied. See “Front passenger air
bag and status light” in this section.
● The seat belts and the front air bags are
most effective when you are sitting well
back and upright in the seat with both
feet on the floor. The front air bags
inflate with great force. Even with the
NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System, if
you are unrestrained, leaning forward,
sitting sideways or out of position in
any way, you are at greater risk of injury
or death in a crash. You may also receive serious or fatal injuries from the
front air bag if you are up against it
when it inflates. Always sit back against
● The front passenger seat is equipped
with an Occupant Classification Sensor
(weight 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” in this section.
● Keep hands on the outside of the steering wheel. Placing them inside the
steering wheel rim could increase the
risk that they are injured when the front
air bag inflates.
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ARS1133
ARS1041
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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ARS1042
ARS1043
ARS1044
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● Even with the NISSAN 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” in this section for details.
ARS1045
ARS1046
WARNING
● 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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WRS0365
SSS0162
WARNING
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain
side-impact and rollover supplemental air
bags:
● The side air bags and curtain air bags
ordinarily will not inflate in the event of
a frontal impact, rear impact, or lower
severity side collision. Always wear
your seat belts to help reduce the risk or
severity of injury in various kinds of
accidents.
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WARNING
SSS0159
● The seat belts, the side air bags and
curtain air bags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and upright in
the seat with both feet on the floor. 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 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.
● Do not use seat covers on the front
seatbacks. They may interfere with side
air bag inflation.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bags
Supplemental front-impact air bag modules
Air bag Control Unit (ACU)
Occupant classification sensor (weight
sensor)
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag modules
NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System
(front seats)
WARNING
To ensure proper operation of the passenger’s advanced air bag system, please observe the following items.
● Do not place heavy loads heavier than
2.2 lb (1 kg) on the seatback, in the
under-seat
storage
bin,
head
restraint/headrest or in the seatback
pocket.
● Do not store luggage behind the seat
that can press into the seatback.
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● If a forward facing child restraint is installed in the front passenger seat, do
not position the front passenger seat so
the child restraint contacts the instrument panel. If the child restraint does
contact the instrument panel, the system may determine the seat is occupied
and the passenger air bag may deploy
in a collision. Also the front passenger
air bag status light may not illuminate.
See “Child restraints” in this section for
information about installing and using
child restraints.
● Confirm the operating condition with
the front passenger air bag status light.
● If you notice that the front passenger air
bag status light is not operating as described in this section, please take your
vehicle to your NISSAN dealer to check
the occupant classification system.
This vehicle is equipped with the NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System for the driver and front
passenger seats. This system is designed to
meet certification requirements under U.S. regulations. It is also permitted in Canada. However,
all of the information, cautions and warnings in this manual still apply and must be
followed.
The driver supplemental front-impact air bag is
located in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger supplemental front-impact air bag is
mounted in the dashboard 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 system operation.
The NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System has dual
stage inflators. It also monitors information from
the crash zone sensor and the Air bag Control
Unit (ACU). Inflator operation is based on the
severity of a collision and seat belt usage for the
driver. For the front passenger, the occupant
classification sensors are also monitored. Based
on information from the sensors, only one front air
bag may inflate in a crash, depending on the
crash severity. Additionally, the front passenger
air bag may be automatically turned OFF under
some conditions, depending on the weight detected on the passenger seat and how the seat
belt is used. 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” in this
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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, please contact NISSAN or your NISSAN
dealer. If you are considering modification of your
vehicle due to a disability, you may also contact
NISSAN. Contact information is contained in the
front of this Owner’s Manual.
When a front air bag inflates, a fairly loud noise
may be heard, followed by the release of smoke.
This smoke is not harmful and does not indicate a
fire. Care should be taken to not inhale it, as it may
cause irritation and choking. Those with a history
of a breathing condition should get fresh air
promptly.
Front air bags, along with the use of seat belts,
help to cushion the impact force on the face 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 NISSAN 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 front air bag module during inflation.
Status light
The right front passenger air bag status
is located under the climate controls.
light
After the ignition switch is placed in the ⬙ON⬙
position, the front passenger air bag status light
on the instrument panel illuminates for about
7 seconds and then turns off or operates depending on the front passenger seat occupied
status. The light operates as follows:
The front air bags deflate quickly after a collision.
The front air bags operate only when the
ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
After placing the ignition switch in 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.
is
● Unoccupied passenger’s seat: The
OFF and the front passenger air bag is OFF
and will not inflate in a crash.
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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’s 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
is OFF to indicate
section: The light
that the front passenger air bag is operational.
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Front passenger air bag
The right front passenger air bag is designed to
automatically turn OFF when the vehicle is operated under some conditions as described below
in accordance with U.S. regulations. If the front
passenger air bag is OFF, it will not inflate in a
crash. The driver air bag and other air bags in your
vehicle are not part of this system.
The purpose of the regulation is to help 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. Certain sensors are used to
meet the requirements.
The occupant classification sensors (weight sensors) are on the seat cushion frame under the
front passenger seat and are designed to detect
am occupant and objects on the seat. For example, if a child is in the front passenger seat, the
Advanced Air Bag system is designed to turn the
passenger air bag OFF in accordance with the
regulations. Also, if a child restraint of the type
specified in the regulations is on the seat, the
occupant classification sensors can detect it and
cause the air bag to turn OFF.
Front passenger seat adult occupants who are
properly seated and using the seat belt as outlined in this manual should not cause the passenger air bag to be automatically turned OFF. For
small adults it may be turned OFF, however if the
occupant takes his/her weight off the seat cushion (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.
NISSAN recommends that pre-teens and children be properly restrained in a rear seat.
NISSAN also recommends that appropriate child
restraints and booster seats be properly installed
in a rear seat. If this is not possible, the occupant
classification sensors are designed to operate as
described above to turn the front passenger air
bag OFF for specified child restraints as required
by the regulations. 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” in this section for proper use and installation.
If the right 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’s weight detected by the occupant
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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 occupied.
The light will not illuminate when the right 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 or not using the seat belt 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 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 air
bag status light is 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 NISSAN dealer can check that the
system is OFF by using a special tool. However,
until you have confirmed with your dealer that
your air bag is working properly, reposition the
occupant or child in a rear seat.
The air bag system and passenger air bag status
light will take a few seconds to register a change
in the passenger seat status. For example, if a
large adult who is sitting in the front passenger
seat exits the vehicle, the passenger air bag
status light will go from OFF to ON for a few
seconds and then to OFF. This is normal system
operation and does not indicate a malfunction.
If a malfunction occurs in the front passenger air
bag system, the supplemental air bag warning
, located in the meter and gauges area
light
on the driver’s side of the instrument panel, will
blink. Have the system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
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 sensors (weight sensors). This can affect the operation of
the air bag system and result in serious
personal injury.
● Do not use water or acidic cleaners (hot
steam cleaners) on the seat. This can
damage the seat or occupant classification sensors. This can also affect the
operation of the air bag system and
result in serious personal injury.
● Immediately after inflation, several
front air bag system components will be
hot. Do not touch them; you may severely burn yourself.
● No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the supplemental air bag system. This is
to prevent accidental inflation of the
supplemental air bag or damage to the
supplemental air bag system.
● Do not make unauthorized changes to
your vehicle’s electrical system, suspension system or front end structure.
This could affect proper operation of
the front air bag system.
● Tampering with the front 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.
● Removing or modifying the front passenger seat may affect the function of
the air bag and result in serious personal injury.
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● 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 are 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 (weight sensor).
● 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.
● Work on and around the front air bag
system should be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by a NISSAN
dealer. 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.
● 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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LRS0592
Front seat-mounted side-impact
supplemental air bag and roofmounted curtain side-impact and
rollover supplemental air bag systems
The side air bags are located in the outside of the
seatback of the front seats. The curtain air bags
are located in the side roof rails. All of the
information, cautions and warnings in this
manual 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 collision are
similar to those of a higher severity impact. They
are designed to inflate on the side where the
vehicle is impacted. They may not inflate in certain side collisions.
Curtain air bags are also designed to inflate in
certain types of rollover collisions or near rollovers. As a result, certain vehicle movements (for
example, during severe off roading) may cause
the curtain air bags to inflate.
Vehicle damage (or lack of it) is not always an
indication of proper side air bag and curtain air
bag operation.
When the 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 bag
or curtain air bag may cause abrasions or other
injuries. Side air bags and curtain air bags do not
provide restraint to the lower body.
The seat belts should be correctly worn and the
driver and passenger seated upright as far as
practical away from the side air 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 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 bag will deflate quickly after the collision is
over.
WARNING
● Do not place any objects near the seatback of the front seats. Also, do not
place any objects (an umbrella, bag,
etc.) between the front door finisher
and the front seat. Such objects may
become dangerous projectiles and
cause injury if a side air bag inflates.
● Right after inflation, several side air bag
and curtain air bag system components
will be hot. Do not touch them; you may
severely burn yourself.
The side air bags and curtain air bags operate only when the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position.
● No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the side air bag and curtain air bag
systems. This is to prevent damage to or
accidental inflation of the side air bag
and curtain air bag systems.
After placing the ignition switch in 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.
● 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.
The curtain air bag will remain inflated for a short
time.
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● Tampering with the side air bag system
may result in serious personal injury.
For example, do not change the front
seats by placing material near the seatbacks or by installing additional trim
material, such as seat covers, around
the side air bag.
● Work around and on the side air bag
and curtain air bag systems should be
done by a NISSAN dealer. Installation
of electrical equipment should also be
done by a NISSAN dealer. The SRS wiring harnesses* should not be modified
or disconnected. Unauthorized electrical test equipment and probing devices
should not be used on the side air bag
or curtain air bag systems.
* The SRS wiring harness or connectors are
yellow or orange for easy identification.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the side air bags and
curtain air bag system and guide the buyer to the
appropriate sections in this Owner’s Manual.
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
collision but a pretensioner is not activated, be sure to have the pretensioner
system checked and, if necessary, replaced by your NISSAN dealer.
● No unauthorized changes should be
made to any components or wiring of
the pretensioner system. This is to prevent damage to or accidental activation
of the pretensioners. Tampering with
the pretensioner system may result in
serious personal injury.
● Work around and on the pretensioner
system should be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Installation of electrical equipment should also be done by a NISSAN
dealer. Unauthorized electrical test
equipment and probing devices should
not be used on the pretensioner system.
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● If you need to dispose of a pretensioner
or scrap the vehicle, contact a NISSAN
dealer. Incorrect disposal procedures
could cause personal injury.
The pretensioner system may activate with the
supplemental air bag system in certain types of
collisions. Working with the seat belt retractor,
the pretensioner helps tighten the seat belt when
the vehicle becomes involved in certain types of
collisions, helping to restrain front seat occupants.
The pretensioner is encased with the seat belt
retractor. These seat belts are used the same way
as conventional seat belts.
When a pretensioner activates, smoke is released and a loud noise may be heard. 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.
After pretensioner activation, load limiters allow
the seat belt to release webbing (if necessary) to
reduce forces against the chest.
The supplemental air bag warning light
is
used to indicate malfunctions in the pretensioner
system. (See ⬙SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
WARNING LIGHT⬙ in this section for more details.) If the operation of the supplemental air bag
warning light indicates there is a malfunction,
have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
When selling your vehicle, we request that you
inform the buyer about the pretensioner system
and guide the buyer to the appropriate sections
in this Owner’s Manual.
LRS2216
1. SRS Air bag warning labels
The warning labels are located on the surface of the sun visor.
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
WARNING LABELS
Warning labels about the supplemental frontimpact air bag system are placed in the vehicle as
shown in the illustration.
LRS0100
SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG
WARNING LIGHT
The supplemental air bag warning light,
displaying
in the instrument panel, monitors the circuits for the air bag systems, pretensioners and all related wiring.
When the ignition key is in the ON or START
position, the supplemental air bag warning light
illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns
off. This means the system is operational.
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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 after approximately 7 seconds.
● The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Under these conditions, the front air bag, side air
bag and curtain air bag or pretensioner systems
may not operate properly. They must be checked
and repaired. Take your vehicle to the nearest
NISSAN dealer.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light
is on, it could mean that the front air bag,
side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag
and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help avoid injury to
yourself or others, have your vehicle
checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible.
Repair and replacement procedure
The front air bags, side air bags, curtain supplemental air bags and pretensioners are designed
to inflate on a one-time-only basis. As a reminder,
unless it is damaged, the supplemental air bag
warning light remains illuminated after inflation
has occurred. Repair and replacement of these
supplemental air bag systems should be done
only by a NISSAN dealer.
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 performing the maintenance. The ignition key should always be in the
LOCK position when working under the hood or
inside the vehicle.
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, the activated pretensioners must also be replaced. The air bag module and pretensioners should be replaced by a
NISSAN dealer. The air bag module and
pretensioner cannot be repaired.
1-46 Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system
● The front air bag, side air bag, curtain
air bag systems and the pretensioner
system should be inspected by a
NISSAN dealer if there is any damage to
the front end or side portion of the
vehicle.
● If you need to dispose of a supplemental air bag or pretensioners or scrap the
vehicle, contact a NISSAN dealer. Correct supplemental air bag and pretensioner system disposal procedures are
set forth in the appropriate NISSAN
Service Manual. Incorrect disposal procedures could cause personal injury.
● If there is an impact to your vehicle from
any direction, your occupant detection
sensor (ODS) should be checked by a
NISSAN dealer to verify it is still functioning correctly. The ODS should be
checked even if no air bags deploy as a
result of the impact. Failure to verify
proper ODS function may result in an
improper air bag deployment resulting
in injury or death.
2 Instruments and controls
Instrument panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Speedometer and odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Outside temperature display (if so equipped) . . . . . . 2-7
Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders . . . . . . . 2-8
Checking bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Security systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Vehicle security system (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Switch operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Rear window and outside mirror (if so equipped)
defroster switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Headlight and turn signal switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Headlight control switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Daytime running light system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Map pockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Storage trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Under-seat storage bins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
D-Rings (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26
Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29
Cargo light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-30
INSTRUMENT PANEL
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
LIC2714
1.
2.
3.
4.
Vents (P. 4-14)
Headlight/turn signal switch (P. 2-19)
Driver’s supplemental air bag /horn
(P. 1-30, 2-22)
Meters and gauges (P. 2-3)
2-2 Instruments and controls
5.
6.
7.
Cruise control switches
(if so equipped) (P.5-14)
Windshield wiper/washer switch
(P. 2-18)
Rear window and outside mirror (if so
equipped) defroster switch (P. 2-19)
Audio system (P. 4-23)
Passenger’s supplemental air bag
(P. 1-30)
Glove box (P. 2-25)
Climate controls (P. 4-15)
Front passenger air bag status light
(P. 2-13)
Cup holders (P. 2-25)
Shift lever (P. 5-11)
Hazard warning flasher switch (P. 6-2)
Ignition switch (P. 5-7)
Audio control switches (if so equipped)
(P.4-54)
Fuel-filler lid release lever (P. 3-15)/
Hood release lever (P. 3-14)
Fuse box (P. 8-19)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off
switch (P. 2-22)/Electronic outside
rearview mirror control switch
(if so equipped) (P.3-18)
See the page number indicated in parentheses for operating details.
METERS AND GAUGES
LIC2118
SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the vehicle speed.
LIC2283
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tachometer
Speedometer
Trip odometer reset switch/trip
computer mode
Instrument brightness control
5.
6.
7.
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) position indicator
Odometer/twin trip odometer/trip
computer
Fuel gauge
Instruments and controls 2-3
Changing the display:
3 to change the disPress the change button 䊊
play as follows:
→ Trip
→
Odometer (ODO) → Trip
Instant fuel consumption → Average fuel consumption → DTE (cruising range) → Odometer
(ODO)
Resetting the trip odometer:
3 for more than 1 secPress the change button 䊊
ond to reset the currently displayed trip odometer
to zero.
LIC2467
Odometer/Twin trip odometer
The odometer/twin trip odometer is displayed
when the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position.
1 records the total distance the
The odometer 䊊
vehicle has been driven.
2 records the distance
The twin trip odometer 䊊
of individual trips.
2-4 Instruments and controls
LIC2468
Loose fuel cap warning message
A for more than 1 second
Push the reset button 䊊
to reset the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message after the fuel cap has been tightened. For
additional information see “Fuel-filler cap” in the
“Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section of
this manual.
The low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated until the tires are inflated to the recommended COLD tire pressure. The CHECK TIRE
PRES (pressure) warning message is displayed
each time the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position as long as the low tire pressure warning
light remains illuminated. For more information
see “Low tire pressure warning light” in the “Instruments and controls” section, “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
driving” section, and “Wheels and tires” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
Owner’s Manual.
LIC2469
LIC2107
Check tire pressure warning message
TACHOMETER
The CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning
message is displayed when the low tire pressure
warning light is illuminated and low tire pressure
is detected. Check and adjust the tire pressure to
the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on
the Tire and Loading Information label. The
CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning message turns off when the low tire pressure warning
light turns off.
The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
1 .
Do not rev the engine 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.
Instruments and controls 2-5
Refill the fuel tank before the gauge registers E (Empty).
indicates that the fuel-filler door is
The
located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
CAUTION
LIC2286
FUEL GAUGE
A the approximate fuel
The gauge indicates 䊊
level in the tank when the ignition switch is placed
in the ON position.
The gauge may move slightly during braking,
turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.
Type A: The fuel level segments will blink when
the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low.
Type B: The low fuel warning light will turn on
when the amount of fuel in the tank is getting low.
● If the vehicle runs out of fuel, the
check engine light may come on. Refuel
as soon as possible. After a few driving
light should turn off. If
trips, the
the light remains on after a few driving
trips, have the vehicle inspected by a
NISSAN dealer.
● For additional information, see “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in this
section.
LIC2470
TRIP COMPUTER
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, modes of the trip computer can be
selected by pushing the trip computer change
A on the instrument panel located near
button 䊊
the speedometer. The following modes can be
B:
selected in the display 䊊
● Trip A
● Trip B
● Instant fuel economy
● Average fuel consumption
● Distance to empty
2-6 Instruments and controls
Trip A
Measures the distance of one specific trip.
Trip B
Measures the distance of a second specific trip.
Instant fuel consumption
The instant fuel consumption mode shows the
instant fuel economy. The display updates instantly when driving.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption mode shows the
average fuel consumption since the last reset.
Resetting is done by pushing the trip computer
A for more than approximately
change button 䊊
1 second.
Distance to empty
The distance to empty mode provides you with an
estimation of the distance that can be driven
before refueling. The range is constantly being
calculated, based on the amount of fuel in the fuel
tank and the actual fuel consumption.
The distance to empty includes a low range
warning feature: when the fuel level is low, the
distance to empty is automatically selected and
the digits blink in order to draw the driver’s attenA if
tion. Press the trip computer change button 䊊
you wish to return to the mode that was selected
before the warning occurred.
When the fuel level drops even lower, the distance to empty will display (----).
Trip computer reset
Pushing the change button for more than 3 seconds will reset all modes except Trip A and distance to empty (dte).
OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
(if so equipped)
The outside temperature function provides a display of the outside temperature when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position.
The display of positive temperatures is unsigned
(blank); negative temperatures are prefixed with a
minus sign.
Instruments and controls 2-7
WARNING/INDICATOR LIGHTS AND
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
or
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
warning light
Power steering warning light
Slip indicator light
or
Brake warning light
Seat belt warning light and chime
Turn signal/hazard indicator lights
Charge warning light
Supplemental air bag warning light
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator
light
Door open warning light
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
position indicator light
Engine oil pressure warning light
Cruise main switch indicator light
(if so equipped)
High temperature warning light (red)
Front passenger air bag status light
Low fuel warning light
High beam indicator light (blue)
Low tire pressure warning light
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Low windshield-washer fluid warning light
(if so equipped)
Security indicator light
2-8 Instruments and controls
CHECKING BULBS
With all doors closed, apply the parking brake
and place the ignition switch in the ON position
without starting the engine. The following lights
will come on:
or
,
,
,
,
,
If equipped, the following lights come on briefly
and then go off:
or
,
,
,
(red),
,
,
If any light fails to come on, it may indicate
a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the
electrical system. Have the system repaired
promptly.
WARNING LIGHTS
or
Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS)
warning light
When the ignition switch is placed 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 a NISSAN dealer.
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 “Starting and driving” section.
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 placed in the ON
position, the light comes on when the parking
brake is applied.
Low brake fluid warning light
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the light warns of a low brake fluid level.
If the light comes on while the engine is running
with the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and perform the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid
as necessary. See “Maintenance and do-ityourself” section of this manual.
2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the
warning system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
WARNING
● Your brake system may not be working
properly if the warning light is on. Driving could be dangerous. If you judge it
to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest
service station for repairs. Otherwise,
have your vehicle towed because driving it could be dangerous.
● Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped and/or a low brake fluid
level may increase your stopping distance and braking will require greater
pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
● If the brake fluid
MINIMUM or MIN
fluid reservoir, do
brake system has
NISSAN dealer.
level is below the
mark on the brake
not drive until the
been checked at a
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
Instruments and controls 2-9
ABS is not functioning properly. Have the brake
system checked, and if necessary, repaired by a
NISSAN dealer promptly. Avoid high-speed driving and abrupt braking. See “Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) warning light” in this section.
Charge warning light
If this 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 drive belt. If the belt is loose, broken, missing,
or if the light remains on, see a NISSAN dealer
immediately.
CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the drive belt is
loose, broken or missing.
Door open warning light
This light comes on when any of the doors are not
closed securely while the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position.
Engine oil pressure warning
light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the
light flickers or comes on during normal driving,
2-10 Instruments and controls
pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine
immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other
authorized repair shop.
The engine oil pressure warning light is not
designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the
dipstick to check the oil level. See “Engine oil” in
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual.
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.
High temperature warning light
(if so equipped)
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the high temperature warning light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates that the
high temperature sensor in the engine coolant
system is operational.
CAUTION
If the high temperature warning light illuminates while the engine is running, it
may indicate the engine temperature is
extremely high. Stop the vehicle safely as
soon as possible. If the vehicle is overheated, continuing vehicle operation may
seriously damage the engine. See “If your
vehicle overheats” in the “In case of emergency” section.
Low fuel warning light
This light comes on when the fuel level in the fuel
tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches 0
(Empty). There will be a small reserve of fuel
in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches 0
(Empty).
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 placed in the ON
position, 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.
A CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning
message is also displayed in the odometer.
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you should stop and adjust the
tire pressure of all 4 tires to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label located
in the driver’s door opening. 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.
The low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated until the tires are inflated to the recommended COLD tire pressure. The CHECK TIRE
PRES warning message is displayed each time
the ignition switch is placed in the ON position as
long as the low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated.
For additional information, see ⬙Check tire pressure warning message⬙ in this section and “Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the
“Starting and driving” section and in the “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
placed in the ON position. The light will remain on
after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
The CHECK TIRE PRES warning message is not
displayed if the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction.
For additional information, see “Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “Starting and
driving” section and “Tire pressure” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.
WARNING
● If the light does not illuminate with the
ignition switch placed in the ON position, have the vehicle checked by a
NISSAN dealer 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 located
in the driver’s door opening to turn the
low tire pressure warning light OFF. If
the light still comes on 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.
Instruments and controls 2-11
● 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 NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN 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 4 wheels correctly.
Low windshield-washer fluid
warning light (if so equipped)
This light comes on when the windshield-washer
fluid is at a low level. Add windshield-washer fluid
2-12 Instruments and controls
as necessary. See “Windshield-washer fluid” in
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual.
Power steering warning light
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.
● When the power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running,
there will be no power assist for the
steering. You will still have control of
the vehicle but the steering will be
harder to operate. Have the power
steering system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, the power steering warning light illuminates. After starting the engine, the power steering warning light turns off. This indicates the
power steering system is operational.
If the power steering warning light illuminates
while the engine is running, it may indicate the
power steering system is not functioning properly
and may need servicing. Have the power steering
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
When the power steering warning light illuminates with the engine running, there will be no
power assist for the steering but you will still have
control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steering effort is required to operate the steering
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low
speeds.
See “Power steering” in the “Starting and driving”
section.
Seat belt warning light and
chime
The light and chime remind you to fasten your
seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the
ignition switch is placed in the ON or START
position and remains illuminated until the driver’s
seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime
sounds for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s
seat belt is securely fastened.
The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if
the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened
when the front passenger’s seat is occupied . For
7 seconds after the ignition switch is placed in
the ON position, the system does not activate the
warning light for the front passenger.
Refer to “Seat belts” in the “Safety—Seats, seat
belts and supplemental restraint system” section
for precautions on seat belt usage.
Supplemental air bag warning
light
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or
START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then
turns off. This means the system is operational.
If any of the following conditions occur, the front
air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag, and pretensioner seat belt systems need servicing and your
vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer:
● The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds.
● The supplemental air bag warning light
flashes intermittently.
● The supplemental air bag warning light does
not come on at all.
Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental
restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pretensioners may not function properly. For additional details see “Supplemental restraint system” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and
supplemental restraint system” section of this
manual.
WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light
is on, it could mean that the front air bag,
side air bag, curtain air bag systems
and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help avoid injury to
yourself or others, have your vehicle
checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible.
INDICATOR LIGHTS
Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) position
indicator light
When the ignition key is turned to the ON position, this indicator light shows the shift lever
position. See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting
and driving” section of this manual.
Cruise main switch indicator
light (if so equipped)
The light comes on when the cruise control main
switch is pushed. The light goes out when the
main switch is pushed again. When the cruise
main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise
control system is operational.
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 “Front passenger air bag and status light” in
the “Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental
restraint system” section of this manual.
High beam indicator light
(blue)
This blue light comes on when the headlight high
beams are on and goes out when the low beams
are selected.
The high beam indicator light also comes on
when the passing signal is activated.
Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)
If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks
while the engine is running, it may indicate a
potential emission control malfunction.
Instruments and controls 2-13
The
may also come on steady if the fuelfiller 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 gal (11.4 L) of fuel in the fuel tank.
light should
After a few driving trips, the
turn off if no other potential emission control
system malfunction exists.
If this indicator light comes on steady 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” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this
manual.
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 LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message is
displayed in the odometer, and the fuel-filler
cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the
cap and continue to drive the vehicle.
light should turn off after a few
The
driving trips. If the
light does not turn
off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle
inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not
need to have your vehicle towed to the
dealer.
● Malfunction Indicator Light blinking — An
engine misfire has been detected which may
damage the emission control system. To reduce or avoid emission control system damage:
– do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH
(72 km/h).
Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system checked
and repaired as necessary could lead to
poor driveability, reduced fuel economy,
and possible damage to the emission control system.
Security indicator light
This light blinks when the ignition switch is
placed in the OFF, LOCK or ACC position.
The blinking security indicator light indicates that
the security systems equipped on the vehicle are
operational.
For additional information, see “Security systems” in this section.
Slip indicator light
– avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
– avoid steep uphill grades.
– if possible, reduce the amount of cargo
being hauled.
The Malfunction Indicator Light may stop blinking
and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected
by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have
your vehicle towed to the dealer.
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CAUTION
This indicator will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) system or the traction control
system is operating, thus alerting that the vehicle
is nearing its traction limits. The road surface may
be slippery.
Turn signal/hazard indicator
lights
The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal
switch is activated.
Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned
on.
Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) off indicator light
This indicator light comes on when the Vehicle
Dynamic Control off switch is pushed to OFF.
This indicates the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is not operating.
Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch
again or restart the engine and the system will
operate normally. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.
The Vehicle Dynamic Control light also comes on
when you place the ignition switch in the ON
position. The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is operational. If the light stays
indicator
on or comes on along with the
light while you are driving, have the Vehicle Dynamic Control system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
While the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is
operating, you might feel slight vibration or hear
the system working when starting the vehicle or
accelerating, but this is normal.
AUDIBLE REMINDERS
Parking brake reminder chime
A chime sounds if the parking brake is set and the
vehicle is driven. The chime will stop if the parking
brake is released or the vehicle speed returns to
zero.
Brake pad wear warning
The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.
When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it
makes a high pitched scraping sound when the
vehicle is in motion, whether or not the brake
pedal is depressed. Have the brakes checked as
soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.
Key reminder chime
A chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened
while the key is left in the ignition switch. Remove
the key and take it with you when leaving the
vehicle.
Light reminder chime
With the ignition switch placed in the OFF position, a chime sounds when the driver’s door is
opened if the headlights or parking lights are on.
Turn the headlight control switch off before leaving the vehicle.
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SECURITY SYSTEMS
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM (if so
equipped)
The vehicle security system provides visual and
audible alarm signals if someone opens the doors
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.
The system helps detect 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 keys in the ignition,
and always lock the vehicle when unattended. Be
aware of your surroundings, and park in secure,
well-lit areas whenever possible.
Many devices offering additional protection, such
as component locks, identification markers, and
tracking systems, are available at auto supply
stores and specialty shops. Your NISSAN dealer
may also offer such equipment. Check with your
insurance company to see if you may be eligible
for discounts for various theft protection features.
How to arm the vehicle security
system
1. Close all windows. (The system can be
armed even if the windows are open.)
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2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
3. Close all doors. Lock all doors. The doors
can be locked with the key, power door lock
switch or with the keyfob.
Keyfob operation:
button on the keyfob.
● Push the
All doors lock. The hazard lights flash
twice and the horn beeps once to indicate
all doors are locked.
button is pushed with
● When the
all doors locked, the hazard lights flash
twice and the horn beeps once as a reminder that the doors are already locked.
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to
“Silencing the horn beep feature” (vehicles
without navigation system) in the “Predriving checks and adjustments” section or
“Vehicle electronic systems” (vehicles with
navigation system) in the “Display screen,
heater, air conditioner and audio systems”
section.
indicator light comes
4. Confirm that the
on. The
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
light begins
into the armed phase. The
to flash once every 3 seconds. If, during the
30-second pre-arm time period, the door is
unlocked by the key or door lock switch or
the keyfob, or any door is open, or the ignition key is turned to ACC or ON, the system
will not arm.
● If the key is turned slowly when locking
the door, the system may not arm. Furthermore, if the key is turned beyond
the vertical position toward the unlock
position to remove the key, the system
may be disarmed when the key is removed. If the indicator light fails to
glow for a period of time, unlock the
door once and lock it again.
● Even when the driver and/or passengers are in the vehicle, the system will
arm with all doors closed and locked
with the ignition key in the OFF position.
Vehicle security system activation
The vehicle security system will give the following
alarm:
● The headlights blink and the horn sounds
intermittently.
● The alarm automatically turns off after a period of time. However, the alarm reactivates if
the vehicle is tampered with again. The alarm
can be shut off by unlocking the driver’s door
button
with the key or by pressing the
on the keyfob.
The alarm is activated by:
● opening a door without using the key or
keyfob (even if the door is unlocked by using
the inside lock knob or the power door lock
switch).
How to stop an activated alarm
The alarm stops only by unlocking the driver’s
button on
door with the key or pressing the
the keyfob.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System will not
allow the engine to start without the use of a
registered key.
If the engine fails to start using a registered key
(for example, when interference is caused by
another registered key, an automated toll road
device or automatic payment device on the key
ring), restart the engine using the following procedures:
1. Leave the ignition switch placed in the ON
position for approximately 5 seconds.
NOTE:
2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF or
LOCK position and wait approximately
10 seconds.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
For Canada:
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
(which may have caused the interference)
separate from the registered key.
This device complies with 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.
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN recommends placing the registered key on a separate key ring to avoid interference from other
devices.
FCC Notice:
For USA:
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. 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.
Instruments and controls 2-17
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
SWITCH
4 to have one sweep operaPush the lever up 䊊
tion (MIST ) of the wiper.
5 to operate the
Pull the lever toward you 䊊
washer. The wiper will also operate several times.
WARNING
In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the windshield and
obscure your vision which may lead to an
accident. Warm the windshield with the
defroster before you wash the windshield.
LIC0474
LIC2153
CAUTION
Security indicator light
SWITCH OPERATION
● Do not operate the washer continuously
for more than 30 seconds.
This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is
placed in the LOCK, OFF or ACC position.
The windshield wiper and washer operates when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
● Do not operate the washer if the reservoir is empty.
This function indicates the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is operational.
If the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System is malfunctioning, the light will remain on while the
ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
If the light still remains on and/or the engine will not start, see a NISSAN dealer for
NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System service as soon as possible. Please bring all
registered keys that you have when visiting
your NISSAN dealer for service.
Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the
following speed:
● Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid
reservoir with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates
may permanently stain the grille if
spilled while filling the windshieldwasher fluid reservoir.
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1
䊊
2
䊊
3
䊊
Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation
can be adjusted by turning the knob toward
A (Slower) or 䊊
B (Faster).
䊊
Low (LO) — continuous low speed operation
High (HI) — continuous high speed operation
REAR WINDOW AND OUTSIDE
MIRROR (if so equipped)
DEFROSTER SWITCH
HEADLIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL
SWITCH
● Pre-mix windshield-washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the windshield-washer
fluid reservoir. Do not use the
windshield-washer fluid reservoir to
mix the windshield-washer fluid concentrate and water.
LIC2127
LIC0388
To defrost the rear window glass and outside
mirrors:
Start the engine and push the rear window defroster switch. The rear window defroster indicator light on the display screen comes on. Push the
switch again to turn the defroster off.
The rear window defroster automatically turns off
after approximately 15 minutes.
CAUTION
Type A
HEADLIGHT CONTROL SWITCH
Lighting
1
䊊
2
䊊
When turning the switch to the
position, the front parking, tail, license plate and
instrument panel lights come on.
When turning the switch to the
position, the headlights come on and all the other
lights remain on.
When cleaning the inner side of the rear
window, be careful not to scratch or damage the rear window defroster.
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CAUTION
Even though the battery saver feature automatically turns off the headlights after a
period of time, you should turn the headlight switch to the OFF position when the
engine is not running to avoid discharging
the vehicle battery.
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT SYSTEM
WIC1509
LIC2128
Type B
Headlight beam select
CAUTION
1
䊊
Use the headlights with the engine running to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
2
䊊
3
䊊
To select the high beam function, push the
lever forward. The high beam lights come on
light illuminates.
and the
Pull the lever back to select the low beam.
Pulling and releasing the lever flashes the
headlight high beams on and off.
Battery saver system
If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF position
while the headlight switch is in the
or
position, the headlights will turn off after
a period of time.
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The headlights automatically illuminate at a reduced intensity 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 headlight switch to
or
position for full illumination
the
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 when
the parking brake is released. The daytime running lights will remain on until the ignition switch
is placed in the OFF position.
WARNING
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.
LIC2147
INSTRUMENT BRIGHTNESS
CONTROL
The instrument brightness control operates when
the headlight control switch is in the
or
position.
LIC2473
TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Turn signal
Move the lever up or down to signal the turning
direction. When the turn is completed, the turn
signals cancel automatically.
A to adjust the brightness of
Push the control 䊊
instrument panel lights when driving at night.
Instruments and controls 2-21
HORN
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
OFF SWITCH
Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the
engine to turn on the system. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and
driving” section.
LIC2227
LIC1548
To sound the horn, push near the horn icon on the
steering wheel.
The vehicle should be driven with the Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) system on for most driving conditions.
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.
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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.
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF
indicator will come on.
switch. The
POWER OUTLET
● Before inserting or disconnecting a
plug, be sure the electrical accessory
being used is turned OFF.
● 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 open.
● When not in use, be sure to close the
cap. Do not allow water or any other
liquid to contact the outlet.
LIC2446
Center Console
The power outlets are for powering electrical
accessories such as cellular telephones. The
outlet is rated at 12 volt, 120 W (10A) maximum.
CAUTION
● The outlet and plug may be hot during
or immediately after use.
● Only certain power outlets are designed
for use with a cigarette lighter unit. Do
not use any other power outlet for an
accessory lighter. See your NISSAN
dealer for additional information.
LIC2447
Center Console – Rear (if so equipped)
● Do not use with accessories that exceed
a 12 volt, 120 W (10A) power draw. Do
not use double adapters or more than
one electrical accessory.
● Use power outlets with the engine running to avoid discharging the vehicle
battery.
● Avoid using power outlets when the air
conditioner, headlights or rear window
defroster (if so equipped) is on.
Instruments and controls 2-23
STORAGE
LIC2472
Door Panel
MAP POCKETS
LIC2451
STORAGE TRAYS
WARNING
Do not place sharp objects in the trays to
help prevent injury in an accident or sudden stop.
LIC2450
UNDER-SEAT STORAGE BINS
To open the drawer, lift up slightly and pull to
open. To remove the drawer, pull to the point of
resistance and lift up and pull.
CAUTION
To avoid damaging the tray under the seat,
cargo in the trays should not exceed 4 lb
(1.8 kg).
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LIC2448
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.
LIC2160
LIC2088
GLOVE BOX
D-RINGS (if so equipped)
Open the glove box by pulling the handle.
The D-rings can be used to secure cargo with
ropes or other types of straps.
WARNING
Keep glove box lid closed while driving to
help prevent injury in an accident or a
sudden stop.
WARNING
● 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.
● Use suitable ropes or straps to secure
cargo.
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WINDOWS
● Never allow anyone to ride in the cargo
area. It is extremely dangerous to ride in
the a cargo area of a 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 your 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.
See “Securing the Load” in “Technical and consumer information” for more information.
POWER WINDOWS
WARNING
● Make sure that all passengers have
their hands, etc. inside the vehicle while
it is in motion and before closing the
windows. Use the window lock switch to
prevent unexpected use of the power
windows.
● Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls and become
trapped in a window. Unattended children could become involved in serious
accidents.
The power windows operate when the ignition
switch is placed in the ON position, or for a
period of time after the ignition switch is placed in
the OFF position. If the driver’s or passenger’s
door is opened during this period of time, the
power to the windows is canceled.
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LIC2373
1.
2.
3.
4.
Window lock button
Power door lock switch (if so equipped)
Front passenger side (automatic
switch)
Driver side automatic switch
Driver’s side power window switch
Locking passengers’ windows
The driver’s side control panel is equipped with
switches to open or close all of the windows.
When the window lock button is depressed, only
the driver’s side window can be opened or
closed. Push it again to cancel the window lock
function.
To open a window, push the switch to the first
detent and continue to hold down until the desired window position is reached. To close a
window, pull the switch to the first detent and
continue to hold up until the desired window
position is reached.
WIC1129
Front passenger’s power window
switch
The passenger’s window switch operates only
the corresponding passenger’s window. To open
the window, push the switch to the first detent
and continue to hold it down until the desired
1 . To close the
window position is reached 䊊
window, pull the switch to the first detent and
continue to hold it up until the desired window
2 .
position is reached 䊊
Instruments and controls 2-27
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.
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.
LIC0410
Automatic operation
To fully open a window equipped with automatic
operation, press the window switch down to the
second detent and release it; it need not be held.
The window automatically opens all the way. To
stop the window, lift the switch up while the
window is opening.
Auto-reverse function
The auto-reverse function can be activated when
a window is closed by automatic operation.
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If the vehicle’s battery is disconnected, replaced,
or jump started, the power window auto-reverse
function may not operate properly. If this occurs,
please contact a NISSAN dealer to re-initialize
the power window auto-reverse system.
If the control unit detects something caught in a
window equipped with automatic operation as it
is closing, the window will be immediately lowered.
When power window switch does not
operate
If the power window automatic function (closing
only) does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window
system.
1. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
2. Open the window more than halfway by
operating the power window switch.
3. Pull up and hold the window switch and hold
it to close the window, and then hold the
switch for more than 3 seconds after the
window is closed completely.
4. Release the power window switch. Operate
the window by automatic function to confirm
the initialization is complete.
5. Perform steps 2 through 4 above for other
windows.
If the power window automatic function does not
operate properly after performing the above procedure, see a NISSAN dealer for assistance.
INTERIOR LIGHT
MAP LIGHTS
● The driver’s door is opened and then closed
while the key is removed from the ignition
switch.
● The key is removed from the ignition switch
while all doors are closed.
The light will turn off while the timer is activated
when:
● The driver’s door is locked by the key, or the
power door lock switch.
● The ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
LIC2597
The map light has a three-position switch and
operates regardless of ignition switch position.
3 , the
When the switch is in the ON position 䊊
map light illuminates, regardless of door position.
The light will go off after a period of time unless
the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or ON
position.
2 , the
When the switch is in the DOOR position 䊊
map light will stay on for a period of time when:
1 , the
When the switch is in the OFF position 䊊
map light does not illuminate, regardless of door
position.
The light will turn off automatically after a period
of time while doors are open to prevent the battery from becoming discharged.
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery.
LIC2778
To turn the map lights on, push the switch to the
1 position. To turn them off, push the switch to
䊊
2 position.
the 䊊
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery.
● The doors are unlocked by the key or the
power door lock switch while all doors are
closed and the ignition switch is placed in
the OFF position.
Instruments and controls 2-29
CARGO LIGHT
CAUTION
Do not use for extended periods of time
with the engine stopped. This could result
in a discharged battery.
LIC2675
The cargo light has a two-position switch and
operates regardless of ignition switch position.
1 , the
When the switch is in the ON position 䊊
cargo light illuminates, regardless of door position. The light will go off after a period of time
unless the ignition switch is placed in the ACC or
ON position.
When the switch is in the OFF position, the cargo
light will not illuminate, regardless of door position.
2-30 Instruments and controls
3 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system keys . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Locking with key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Locking with inside lock knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Locking with power door lock switch
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Operating the sliding doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Back doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Remote keyless entry system (if so equipped). . . . . . . . 3-10
How to use remote keyless entry system . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Fuel-filler door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Opener operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Fuel-filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Card holder (driver’s side only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Rearview mirror (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
KEYS
A key number is only necessary when you have
lost all keys and do not have one to make a
duplicate. If you still have a key, your NISSAN
dealer can duplicate it.
LPD2130
LPD2045
Type A
1.
2.
3.
Master key
Transponder chip
Key number plate
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 a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by
using the key number. NISSAN does not record
key numbers so it is very important to keep track
of your key number plate.
3-2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
Type B—Remote keyless entry keyfob
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
Integrated door lock keyfob
Key number plate
CAUTION
Do not leave the ignition key inside the
vehicle when you leave the vehicle.
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 a NISSAN dealer for duplicates by
using the key number. NISSAN does not record
DOORS
key numbers so it is very important to keep track
of your key number plate.
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, your NISSAN dealer
can duplicate it.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM KEYS
You can only drive your vehicle using the master
keys which are registered to the NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System components in your vehicle.
These keys have a transponder chip in the key
head.
The master key can be used for all the locks.
Never leave these keys in the vehicle.
Additional or replacement keys:
If you still have a key, the key number is not
necessary when you need extra NISSAN Vehicle
Immobilizer System keys. Your dealer can duplicate your existing key. As many as 5 NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys can be used
with one vehicle. You should bring all NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System keys that you have to
your NISSAN dealer for registration. This is because the registration process will erase the
memory of all key codes previously registered
into the NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer System.
After the registration process, these components
will only recognize keys coded into the NISSAN
Vehicle Immobilizer System during registration.
Any key that is not given to your dealer at the time
of registration will no longer be able to start your
vehicle.
CAUTION
Do not allow the immobilizer system key,
which contains an electrical transponder,
to come into contact with water or salt
water. This could affect system function.
When the doors are locked using one of the
following methods, the doors cannot be opened
using the inside or outside door handles. The
doors must be unlocked to open the doors.
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.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-3
LPD2131
Driver’s side and passenger side
(if so equipped)
LOCKING WITH KEY
Manual (if so equipped)
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the
1 . To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
vehicle 䊊
2 .
䊊
3-4 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
LPD2132
Sliding doors
To lock a door, turn the key toward the front of the
1 . To unlock, turn the key toward the rear
vehicle 䊊
2 .
䊊
LPD2133
Back door
1 of
To lock a door, turn the key toward the right 䊊
the vehicle. To unlock, turn the key toward the left
2 of the vehicle.
䊊
LPD2134
Driver’s side and passenger side
(if so equipped)
Power (if so equipped)
The power door lock system allows you to lock or
unlock all doors at the same time.
1 of the vehicle
Turning the key toward the front 䊊
locks all the doors.
Turning the key one time toward the rear 䊊 of the
vehicle unlocks that door. From that position,
3 (where the key can
returning the key to neutral 䊊
only be removed and inserted) and turning it
toward the rear again within 5 seconds unlocks
4 .
all doors 䊊
2
LPD2092
Inside lock – front driver and passenger
LPD2135
LOCKING WITH INSIDE LOCK
KNOB
Inside lock – sliding doors
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
2 , then close the
lock knob to the lock position 䊊
door.
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
1 , then close the
lock knob to the lock position 䊊
door.
To unlock the door without the key, move the
1 .
inside lock knob to the unlock position 䊊
To unlock the door without the key, move the
2 .
inside lock knob to the unlock position 䊊
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-5
Lockout protection
When the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side) is moved to the lock
position with the key in the ignition switch and any
door open, all doors will lock and then unlock
automatically. This helps to prevent the keys from
being accidently locked inside the vehicle.
LPD2001
Inside lock – back door
To lock the door without the key, move the inside
1 , then close the
lock knob to the lock position 䊊
door.
To unlock the door without the key, move the
2 .
inside lock knob to the unlock position 䊊
To open the door from the inside, pull the inside
door handle toward you.
3-6 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
WPD0381
LOCKING WITH POWER DOOR
LOCK SWITCH (if so equipped)
To lock all the doors without a key, push the door
lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s side) to
1 . When locking the door this
the lock position 䊊
way, be certain not to leave the key inside the
vehicle.
To unlock all the doors without a key, push the
door lock switch (driver’s or front passenger’s
2 .
side) to the unlock position 䊊
The sliding door can be opened from the inside or
the outside.
To open the sliding door from the inside, pull the
1 toward the rear of the vehicle and slide
handle 䊊
the door until the door clicks into the detent.
To close the sliding door from the inside pull the
1 toward the rear of the vehicle. The
handle 䊊
door will release from the open position and slide
closed.
LPD2136
OPERATING THE SLIDING DOORS
WARNING
● Always use the door handle to open or
close the sliding door. Do not attempt to
open or close the door by merely placing your hand on the door edge or door
slide roller as this may cause injury.
LPD2137
To open a sliding door from the outside, pull the
outside handle and slide the door toward the rear
of the vehicle until the door clicks into the detent.
To close the sliding door from the outside, pull the
outside handle again. The door will release from
the open position and slide closed.
● When opening the door on a slope, ensure that it is fully open and can be held
in place by the detent. Failing to ensure
the door remains open could result in
serious injury.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-7
● When closing the back doors, be sure to
close the left-side door before closing
the right-side door.
Open the back doors by performing the following:
1. From the outside of the vehicle, pull the door
1 on the right side door and open
handle 䊊
door until it stops.
LPD2138
BACK DOORS
CAUTION
● Do not operate the 180° release lever
until the door has been fully opened.
Doing so can result in damage to the
vehicle and/or malfunction of the
mechanism.
● Always look before fully opening the
back door(s), to avoid an accident with
oncoming traffic or pedestrians.
3-8 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
LPD2139
2 , located on the side of the
2. Pull the lever 䊊
left back door, toward the rear of the vehicle
and pull the door to open until the door
stops.
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS
● All doors lock automatically when the vehicle
speed reaches 15 MPH (24 km/h).
● All doors unlock automatically when the
transmission is placed in the P (Park) position.
When the automatic door unlock system is deactivated, the front doors do not unlock when the
transmission is placed in the P (Park) position. To
unlock the door manually, use the inside lock
knob or the power door lock switch (driver’s or
front passenger’s side).
The automatic unlock function can be deactivated or activated. To deactivate or activate the automatic door unlock system, perform
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors.
LPD2140
The back doors open approximately 180° to allow
access to the rear of the vehicle.
2. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
3. Within 20 seconds of performing Step 2,
push and hold the power door lock switch to
position (UNLOCK) for more than
the
5 seconds.
3. To open either door to the wide open posi3 pull the release latch 䊊
A , located on
tion 䊊
the inside of each back door, toward the
front of the vehicle to release the check link
arm.
4. When activated, the hazard indicator will
flash twice. When deactivated, the hazard
indicator will flash once.
4. Open the door slowly until the door stops.
The back doors are not designed to be
latched in their fully open positions.
5. The ignition switch must be placed in the
OFF and ON position again between each
setting change.
Park the vehicle in a safe and level place.
Make sure that the area is clear of obstacles and there is enough clearance
around the back doors.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-9
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
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.
● The remote keyless entry keyfob transmits radio waves when the buttons are
pressed. The FAA advises radio waves
may affect aircraft navigation and communication systems. Do not operate the
remote keyless entry keyfob while on
an airplane. Make sure the buttons are
not operated unintentionally when the
unit is stored for a flight.
As many as 5 keyfobs can be used with one
vehicle. For information concerning the purchase
and use of additional keyfobs, contact a NISSAN
dealer.
The keyfob will not function when:
● the battery is discharged
● the distance between the vehicle and the
keyfob is over 33 ft (10 m)
The panic alarm will not activate when the
key is in the ignition switch.
CAUTION
Listed below are conditions or occurrences which will damage the keyfob:
It is possible to lock/unlock all doors, turn the
interior lights on, and activate the panic alarm by
using the keyfob from outside the vehicle.
● Do not allow the keyfob, which contains
electrical components, to come into
contact with water or salt water. This
could affect the system function.
Be sure to remove the key from the vehicle
before locking the doors.
● Do not drop the keyfob.
The keyfob can operate at a distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m) from the vehicle. The effective
distance depends on the conditions around the
vehicle.
● Do not change or modify the keyfob.
3-10 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
● Do not strike the keyfob sharply against
another object.
● Wetting may damage the keyfob. If the
keyfob gets wet, immediately wipe until
it is completely dry.
● Do not place the keyfob for an extended
period in an area where temperatures
exceed 140°F (60°C).
● Do not attach the keyfob with a key
holder that contains a magnet.
● Do not place the keyfob near equipment
that produces a magnetic field, such as
a TV, audio equipment and personal
computers.
If a keyfob is lost or stolen, NISSAN recommends erasing the ID code of that keyfob. This will prevent the keyfob from unauthorized use to unlock the vehicle. For
information regarding the erasing procedure, please contact a NISSAN dealer.
button is pressed with
● When the
all doors locked, the hazard warning lights
flash twice and the horn beeps once as a
reminder that the doors are already
locked.
● If a door is open and you press
button, the doors will lock
the
but the horn will not beep and the hazard
lights will not flash.
The horn may or may not beep. Refer to “Silencing the horn beep feature” in this section for
details.
LPD2039
HOW TO USE REMOTE KEYLESS
ENTRY SYSTEM
Locking doors
1. Close all windows.
2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
3. Close all doors.
button on the keyfob. All
4. Press the
the doors lock. The hazard warning lights
flash twice and the horn beeps once to
indicate all doors are locked.
LPD2040
Unlocking doors
Press the
button on the keyfob once.
● Only the driver’s door unlocks.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed with the ignition
switch in any position except the ON position.
● The interior light turns on and the light timer
activates for 30 seconds when the interior
light switch is in the DOOR position with the
ignition switch in any position except the ON
position.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-11
Using the interior light
Press the
button on the keyfob again
within 5 seconds.
Press the
button on the keyfob once to
turn on the interior lights.
● All doors unlock.
● The hazard warning lights flash once if all
doors are completely closed.
For additional information, refer to “Interior light”
in the “Instruments and controls” section in this
manual.
The interior lights can be turned off without waiting by inserting the key into the ignition switch
and placing the ignition switch in the ON or
START position, locking the doors with the keyfob, door SW or pushing the interior light switch
to the OFF position.
Auto relock
LPD2041
When the
button on the keyfob is pressed,
all doors will lock automatically within 1 minute
unless one of the following operations is performed:
● Any door is opened.
● A key is inserted into the ignition switch and
the switch is cycled from OFF to ON.
● Press keyfob
button.
Using the panic alarm
If you are near your vehicle and feel threatened,
you may activate the panic alarm to call attention
button on the
by pressing and holding the
keyfob for longer than 0.5 seconds.
The panic alarm and headlights will stay on for a
period of time.
The panic alarm stops when:
● it has run for a period of time, or
● any button is pressed on the keyfob.
3-12 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
The hazard warning lights will flash once and the
horn will sound once to confirm that the horn
beep feature has been reactivated.
Deactivating the horn beep feature does not silence the horn if the alarm is triggered.
LPD2044
Silencing the horn beep feature
If desired, the horn beep feature can be deactivated using the keyfob.
To deactivate: Press and hold the
and
buttons for at least 2 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will flash three times to
confirm that the horn beep feature has been
deactivated.
To activate: Press and hold the
and
buttons for at least 2 seconds once
more.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-13
HOOD
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.
LPD2142
1 located
1. Pull the hood lock release handle 䊊
below the instrument panel until the hood
springs up slightly.
2 in between the hood and
2. Locate the lever 䊊
grille and push the lever sideways with your
fingertips.
3 .
3. Raise the hood 䊊
4 and insert it into
4. Remove the support rod 䊊
5 .
the slot 䊊
3-14 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
A when removing or
Hold the coated parts 䊊
resetting the support rod. Avoid direct contact with the metal parts, as they may be
hot immediately after the engine has been
stopped.
When closing the hood, return the support rod to
its original position, lower the hood to approximately 12 in (30 cm) above the latch and release
it. This allows proper engagement of the hood
latch.
FUEL-FILLER DOOR
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 the engine and do not
smoke or allow open flames or sparks
near the vehicle when refueling.
LPD2022
OPENER OPERATION
The fuel-filler door release is located below the
instrument panel. To open the fuel-filler door, pull
the release. To lock, close the fuel-filler door
securely.
● 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
fuel-filler 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
Malfunction Indicator Light
the
(MIL) to come on.
● 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
● Do not use E-15 or E-85 fuel in your
vehicle. For further information see the
“Fuel Recommendation” in the “Technical and consumer information” section
of this manual.
● Never pour fuel into the throttle body to
attempt to start your vehicle.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-15
● Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap
properly may cause the
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate.
light illuminates because
If the
the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing,
tighten or install the cap and continue
light
to drive the vehicle. The
should turn off after a few driving trips.
light does not turn off after a
If the
few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer.
● The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message will be displayed if the fuel-filler
cap is not properly tightened. It may
take a few driving trips for the message
to be displayed. Failure to tighten the
fuel-filler cap properly after the LOOSE
FUEL CAP warning message is disMalfuncplayed may cause the
tion Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate.
● For additional information, see the
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” in
the “Instruments and Controls” section
in this manual.
● If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body,
flush it away with water to avoid paint
damage.
3-16 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
LPD2143
To remove the fuel-filler cap:
1
1. Turn the fuel-filler cap counterclockwise 䊊
to remove.
A
2. Loop the tether strap around the hook 䊊
while refueling.
To install the fuel-filler cap:
1. Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuelfiller tube.
2 until a
2. Turn the fuel-filler cap clockwise 䊊
single click is heard.
LIC2468
Loose Fuel Cap warning message
The LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message displays in the odometer when the fuel-filler cap is
not tightened correctly after the vehicle has been
refueled. It may take a few driving trips for the
message to be displayed. To turn off the warning
message, perform the following:
1. Remove and install the fuel-filler cap as previously described as soon as possible.
2. Tighten the fuel-filler cap until it clicks.
3. Press the loose fuel cap warning reset button
A in the meter for about 1 second to turn off
䊊
B
the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning message 䊊
after tightening the fuel-filler cap.
SUN VISORS
MIRRORS
LPD2033
CARD HOLDER (driver’s side only)
To access the card holder, pull the sun visor
A . Do not
down and slide card in the card holder 䊊
view information while operating the vehicle.
SIC2872
To block out glare from the front, swing down the
1 .
sun visor 䊊
WPD0126
REARVIEW MIRROR (if so equipped)
1 reduces glare from the
The night position 䊊
headlights of vehicles behind you at night.
2 when driving in daylight
Use the day position 䊊
hours.
WARNING
Use the night position only when necessary, because it reduces rear view clarity.
To block glare from the side, disconnect the sun
visor from the center mount and swing it to the
2 .
side 䊊
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-17
OUTSIDE MIRRORS
WARNING
● Objects viewed in the outside mirror on
the passenger side are closer than they
appear. Be careful when moving to the
right. Using only this mirror could cause
an accident. Use the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder to properly
judge distances to other objects.
● Do not adjust the mirrors while driving.
You could lose control of your vehicle
and cause an accident.
LPD2144
LPD0237
Electric control type (if so equipped)
Manual control type (if so equipped)
The outside mirror can be moved in any direction
for a better rear view.
The outside mirror remote control will operate
only when the ignition switch is placed in the
ACC or ON position.
1 to select the right or left
Move the small switch 䊊
mirror. Adjust each mirror to the desired position
2 .
using the large switch 䊊
3-18 Pre-driving checks and adjustments
LPD2145
Foldable outside mirrors
Pull the outside mirror toward the door to fold it.
Heated mirrors (if so equipped)
Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost,
defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For additional information, see “Rear window and outside
mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3-19
4 Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice
recognition systems
Control panel buttons — color screen with
Navigation System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
How to use the touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
How to use the BACK button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
How to use the MENU button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
RearView Monitor (if so equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
How to read the displayed lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Difference between predicted and actual
distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Adjusting the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Operating tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Heater and air conditioner (manual). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
FM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
AM radio reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Satellite radio reception (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-24
Audio operation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player
(Type A) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player
(Type B) (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc (CD)
player (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
USB interface (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-46
iPod®* player operation (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . 4-47
Bluetooth® streaming audio (if so equipped) . . . . . 4-51
Pandora® audio (United States only)
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-52
CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54
Steering wheel switch for audio control
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-55
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-56
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System without
Navigation System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-56
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-58
Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-58
Control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-61
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-61
List of voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-63
Voice Adaptation (VA) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-67
Manual control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-69
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-70
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System with
Navigation System (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-71
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-72
Voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-73
Connecting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-73
Vehicle phonebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-74
Making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-75
Receiving a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
During a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
Ending a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-76
Text messaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-77
Bluetooth settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-78
Phone settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-80
NISSAN Voice Recognition System
(if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-81
Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-81
System features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-82
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-83
Navigation System voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
Audio system voice commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
Information voice commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Help voice commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-86
CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS —
COLOR SCREEN WITH NAVIGATION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
WARNING
● Positioning of the heating or air conditioning controls and display controls
should not be done while driving in order that full attention may be given to
the driving operation.
● Do not disassemble or modify this system. If you do, it may result in accidents,
fire, or electrical 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 NISSAN dealer. Ignoring such conditions may lead to accidents, fire or electrical shock.
LHA2516
1. Display screen
5. MENU button
button**
6. BACK button
2.
3. MAP button*
7. TUNE knob / AUDIO button
4. NAV button*
8.
4-2 Monitor, climate, audio, phone and voice recognition systems
(brightness control) button
9. Power button/VOL (volume) control knob
10. CAMERA button
* For information regarding the Navigation system
control buttons, refer to the separate Navigation
System Owner’s Manual.
** For information regarding the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System control button, see
“Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System” in this
section.
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 discharge the battery, and the
engine will not start.
Reference symbols:
“Example” — Words marked in quotes refer to a
key shown only on the display. These keys can be
selected by touching the screen.
HOW TO USE THE TOUCH
SCREEN
CAUTION
● The glass display screen may break if it
is hit with a hard or sharp object. If the
glass screen breaks, do not touch it.
Doing so could result in an injury.
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.
● To clean the display, never use a rough
cloth, alcohol, benzine, thinner or any
kind of solvent or paper towel with a
chemical cleaning agent. They will
scratch or deteriorate the panel.
● Do not splash any liquid such as water
or car fragrance on the display. Contact
with liquid will cause the system to
malfunction.
To help 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.
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Touch screen operation
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Adjusting the item:
Selecting the item:
For screens where an item can be adjusted incrementally, such as when adjusting the bass and
1
treble for the audio system, touch the “+” key 䊊
2 to adjust the settings of an item.
or the “⫺” key 䊊
Other items are adjusted by selecting one of a set
number of conditions. For example, the Display
Mode can be set to “Automatic”, “Day” or “Night”.
1 . The
To adjust this type of item, touch the item 䊊
item will cycle through the available settings and
the red indicator lights to the left of the setting
2 will come on or turn off accordingly.
condition 䊊
Touch an item to select. For example, to select
1 on the
the “Audio” key, touch the “Audio” key 䊊
screen.
When there are more items than can be dis3 to
played on one screen, touch the up arrow 䊊
4 to
scroll up the page or touch the down arrow 䊊
scroll down the page.
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● OK:
Completes the character input.
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.
HOW TO USE THE BACK BUTTON
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Inputting characters:
1 .
Touch the letter key 䊊
There are some options available when inputting
characters.
● 123 / ABC:
Changes the available character set to numbers.
● Space:
Inserts a space.
● Delete:
Deletes the last inputted character with one
touch. Touch and hold the “Delete” key to
delete all of the characters.
Press the BACK button to return to the previous
screen.
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HOW TO USE THE MENU BUTTON
For more information about the “POIs Powered
by Google™”, “Google™ Send-To-Car, “Traffic
Information” and “Weather” features, see the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
For more information about the “Voice Commands” key, see “NISSAN Voice Recognition
System” in this section.
To select and/or adjust several functions, features and modes that are available for your vehicle:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
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For information regarding Bluetooth® audio, see
“Bluetooth® streaming audio with Navigation
System” in this section.
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3. Select the desired item.
Audio
For audio setup, refer to “Audio system” in this
section.
Navigation
Refer to the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual for information regarding this item.
Phone & Bluetooth
For information regarding the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System, see “Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System” in this section.
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System
Select the “System” key to select and/or adjust
various functions of the system. A screen with
additional options will appear.
“Night” modes are suited for the respective times
of day, while “Automatic” controls the display
automatically.
Scroll Direction
The direction that menus scroll can be adjusted.
Choose either “up” or “down”.
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Display:
Clock Settings:
Select the “Display” key to adjust the appearance
of the display. The following settings can be
adjusted:
Select the “Clock Settings” key to adjust the time
and the appearance of the clock on the display.
The following settings can be adjusted:
Brightness
The brightness of the display can be set to Very
Bright, Bright, Default, Dark or Very Dark. Touch
the “Brightness” key to cycle through the options.
Time Format
The clock can be set to 12 hours or 24 hours.
Display Mode
The display can be adjusted to fit the level of
lighting in the vehicle. Touch the “Display Mode”
key to cycle through the options. “Day” and
Date Format
Select from five possible formats of displaying
the day, month and year.
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Clock Mode
Select the mode for the clock. “Auto” uses the
system’s GPS to automatically maintain the time.
“Manual” allows you to set the clock using the
“Set Clock Manually” key. “Time Zone” maintains
the time based upon the zone selected when
selecting the “Time Zone” key.
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Set Clock Manually
When this setting is activated, the clock can be
set manually. Touch the “+” or “-” keys to adjust
the hours, minutes, day, month and year up or
down. “Clock Mode” must be set to “Manual” for
this option to be available.
Language:
Daylight Savings Time
When this setting is activated, daylight savings
time is on. Touch the “Daylight Savings Time” key
to toggle the setting on or off.
Select the “Touchscreen Click” key to toggle the
touchscreen click feature on or off. When activated, a click sound will be heard every time a key
on the screen is touched.
Time Zone
Choose the applicable time zone from the list.
System Beeps:
Select the “Language” key to adjust the language
used by the system. The language can be set to
English, Français or Español.
Touchscreen click:
Select the “System Beeps” key to toggle the
system beep tones feature on or off. When activated, a beep sound will be heard when a pop-up
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REARVIEW MONITOR (if so
equipped)
message appears on the screen or a button on
the unit (such as the
button) is pressed
and held for two seconds.
Reset all settings/memory:
Select the “Reset All Settings/Memory” key to
return all settings to default and to clear the
memory.
Info
For information about the “Info” key, see the
separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
XM
For XM setup, refer to “Audio system” in this
section.
BUTTON
To change the display brightness, press
the
button. Pressing the button again will
change the display to the day or the night display.
If no operation is performed within 5 seconds, the
display will return to the previous display.
button for more than
Press and hold the
two seconds to turn the display off. Press the
button again to turn the display on.
When the shift lever is shifted into the R (Reverse) position, the monitor display shows the
view to the rear of the vehicle.
WARNING
● Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use of the RearView Monitor could result in serious
injury or death.
● The RearView Monitor is a convenience
but it is not a substitute for proper backing. Always turn and look out the windows, and check mirrors to be sure that
it is safe to move before operating the
vehicle. Always back up slowly.
● The system is designed as an aid to the
driver in showing large stationary objects directly behind the vehicle, to help
avoid damaging the vehicle.
● The system cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not show every object.
● Underneath the bumper and the corner
areas of the bumper cannot be viewed
on the RearView Monitor because of its
monitoring range limitation. The system
will not show small objects below the
bumper, and may not show objects
close to the bumper or on the ground.
● Objects viewed in the RearView Monitor differ from actual distance because
a wide-angle lens is used.
● Objects in a RearView Monitor will appear visually opposite than when
viewed in the rear view and outside
mirrors.
● Make sure that the back doors are securely closed when backing up.
● Do no put anything on the rearview
camera. The rearview camera is installed on the back door.
● When washing the vehicle with high
pressure 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.
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● 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.
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HOW TO READ THE DISPLAYED
LINES
Guiding lines which indicate the vehicle width
and distances to objects with reference to the
A are displayed on the monitor.
vehicle body line 䊊
Distance guide lines:
Indicate distances from the vehicle body.
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
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The on-screen guidelines can be set to on or off.
With the shift lever in the R (Reverse) position:
Press the CAMERA button to toggle the feature
on and off.
With the shift lever in any position other
than the R (Reverse) position:
1. Press the CAMERA button.
2. Select the “Show Guidelines” key to toggle
the feature on or off.
B . Note that any object on
the hill is the place 䊊
the hill is further than it appears on the monitor.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
PREDICTED AND ACTUAL
DISTANCES
The distance guide line and the vehicle width
guide line should be used as a reference only
when the vehicle is on a level, paved surface. The
distance viewed on the monitor is for reference
only and may be different than the actual distance
between the vehicle and displayed objects.
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Backing up on a steep uphill
When backing up the vehicle up a hill, the distance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown closer than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
A , but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
place 䊊
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B . Note that any object on
the hill is the place 䊊
the hill is closer than it appears on the monitor.
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Backing up on a steep downhill
When backing up the vehicle down a hill, the
distance guide lines and the vehicle width guide
lines are shown farther than the actual distance.
For example, the display shows 3 ft (1.0 m) to the
A , but the actual 3 ft (1.0 m) distance on
place 䊊
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Backing up behind a projecting object
C is shown farther than the position
The position 䊊
B in the display. However, the position 䊊
C is
䊊
A.
actually at the same distance as the position 䊊
The vehicle may hit the object when backing up to
A if the object projects over the
the position 䊊
actual backing up course.
OPERATING TIPS
CAUTION
● 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 a diluted mild cleaning agent and then wipe
with a dry cloth.
● Do not damage the camera as the monitor screen may be adversely affected.
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ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
3. Select the “System” key.
4. Select the “Display” key.
5. Touch the “Brightness key and adjust the
level to the desired setting.
● Do not adjust the display of the RearView
Monitor while the vehicle is moving.
● When the shift lever is shifted to R (Reverse), 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 shift lever has
been shifted to R (Reverse). Objects may be
distorted momentarily until the RearView
Monitor screen is displayed completely.
When the shift lever is returned to a position
other than R (Reverse), it may take some
time until the screen changes. Objects on
the screen may be distorted until they are
completely displayed.
● When the temperature is extremely high or
low, the screen may not clearly display objects. This is not a malfunction.
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VENTS
● When strong light directly enters the camera, objects may not be displayed clearly.
● Vertical lines may be seen in objects on the
screen. This is due to strong reflected light
from the bumper. This is not a malfunction.
● The screen may flicker under fluorescent
light. This is not a malfunction.
● The colors of objects on the RearView Monitor may differ somewhat from those of the
actual object.
● When the contrast of objects is low at night,
pressing the SETTING button or MENU button may not change the brightness.
● Objects on the monitor may not be clear in a
dark place or at night.
● If dirt, rain or snow attaches to the camera,
the RearView Monitor may not display objects. Clean the camera.
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Side vents
Adjust the air flow direction of the vents by opening, closing or rotating.
● Do not use body wax on the camera window.
If body wax does get on the camera window,
wipe off the wax with a clean cloth dampened with mild detergent diluted with water.
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Center
Adjust the air flow direction of the vents by mov1 .
ing the slide 䊊
HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONER
(manual)
WARNING
● The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running.
● Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. 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.
● When parking, set the heater and air conditioner controls to turn off air recirculation to
allow fresh air into the passenger compartment. This should help reduce odors inside
the vehicle.
● 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.
NOTE:
● Odors from inside and outside the vehicle
can build up in the air conditioner unit. Odor
can enter the passenger compartment
through the vents.
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— Air flows from defroster outlets and
foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from defroster
outlets.
Temperature control dial
The temperature control dial allows you to adjust
the temperature of the outlet air. To lower the
temperature, turn the dial to the left. To increase
the temperature, turn the dial to the right.
Fresh air
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Air flow control dial
Air intake lever (Fresh air/Air recirculation)
Temperature control dial
Air conditioner button
Fan control dial
Rear window defroster switch (if so
equipped)
Side mirror defroster switch (if so
equipped)
Move the air intake lever to the
position.
The air flow is drawn from outside the vehicle.
CONTROLS
Air recirculation
Fan control dial
Move the air intake lever to the
recirculate air inside the vehicle.
The fan control dial turns the fan on and off, and
controls fan speed.
Air flow control dial
The air flow control dial allows you to select the
air flow outlets.
— Air flows from center and side vents.
— Air flows from center and side vents
and foot outlets.
— Air flows mainly from foot outlets.
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Use the
position to
selection:
● when driving on a dusty road.
● to prevent traffic fumes from entering passenger compartment.
● for maximum cooling when using the air conditioner
.
Air conditioner button
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position between the middle and the
hot position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position between the middle and the
hot position.
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the
button to
desired position and press the
turn on the air conditioner. The indicator light
comes on when the air conditioner is operating.
To turn off the air conditioner, press the
button again.
Ventilation
The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running.
This mode directs outside air to the side and
center vents.
Rear window and outside mirror
defroster switch (if so equipped)
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
For more information about the rear window and
outside mirror defroster switch (if so equipped),
see “Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch” in the “Instruments and controls” section
of this manual.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
posi-
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position.
HEATER OPERATION
Heating
Defrosting or defogging
This mode is used to direct heated air to the foot
outlets. Some air also flows from the defrost
outlets.
This mode directs the air to the defrost outlets to
defrost/defog the windows.
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion for normal heating.
posi-
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
● To quickly remove ice or fog from the windows, turn the fan control dial to the maximum position and the temperature control
dial to the full hot position.
or
position is selected,
When the
the air conditioner automatically turns on (however, the indicator light will not illuminate). In this
position, the air conditioner cannot be turned off.
When the air flow control is turned to any position
or
, the air conditioner
other than
light will illuminate (the air conditioner will continue operating). and can be turned off using the
air conditioner button. This dehumidifies the air,
which helps defog the windshield.
posi-
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Bi-level heating
This mode directs cooler air from the side and
center vents and warmer air from the floor outlets.
When the temperature control dial is moved to
the full hot or full cool position, the air between
the vents and the floor outlets is the same temperature.
1. Move the air intake lever to
position.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position between the middle and the
hot position.
or
position is selected,
When the
the air conditioner automatically turns on (however, the indicator light will not illuminate). In this
position, the air conditioner cannot be turned off.
When the air flow control is turned to any position
or
, the air conditioner
other than
light will illuminate (the air conditioner will continue operating) and can be turned off using the
air conditioner button. This dehumidifies the air,
which helps defog the windshield.
Operating tips
Heating and defogging
Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades
and air inlet in front of the windshield. This
improves heater operation.
This mode heats the interior and defogs the windshield.
AIR CONDITIONER OPERATION
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
Start the engine, turn the fan control dial to the
button to
desired position, and press the
activate the air conditioner. When the air conditioner is on, cooling and dehumidifying functions
are added to the heater operation.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
The air conditioner cooling function operates only when the engine is running.
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
posi-
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Cooling
This mode is used to cool and dehumidify the air.
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
posi-
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
4. Press the
comes on.
button. The indicator light
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position.
● For quick cooling when the outside temperature is high, move the air intake lever to
position. Be sure to return to
the
position for normal cooling.
the
Dehumidified heating
This mode is used to heat and dehumidify the air.
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
posi-
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position.
4. Press the
comes on.
button. The indicator light
5. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position.
Dehumidified defogging
This mode is used to defog the windows and
dehumidify the air.
1. Move the air intake lever to the
tion.
posi-
2. Turn the air flow control dial to the
position.
3. Turn the fan control dial to the desired position. When the
or
position is
selected, the air conditioner automatically
turns on (however, the indicator light will not
illuminate). In this position, the air conditioner cannot be turned off. When the air
flow control is turned to any position other
or
, the air conditioner light
than
will illuminate (the air conditioner will continue operating). and can be turned off using
the air conditioner button. This dehumidifies
the air, which helps defog the windshield.
4. Turn the temperature control dial to the desired position.
Operating tips
● Keep the windows closed while the air conditioner is in operation.
● After parking in the sun, drive for 2 or 3 minutes with the windows open to vent hot air
from the passenger compartment before
closing the windows. This allows the air conditioner to cool the interior more quickly.
AIR FLOW CHARTS
The following charts show the button and dial
positions for MAXIMUM AND QUICK heating,
cooling or defrosting. The air intake lever
position for
should always be in the
heating and defrosting.
● The air conditioning system should be
operated for approximately 10 minutes
at least once a month. This helps prevent damage to the system due to lack
of lubrication.
● 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.
● If the high temperature warning
illuminates in red indicating
light
engine coolant temperature is over the
normal range, turn the air conditioner
off. See “If your vehicle overheats” in
the “In case of emergency” section of
this manual.
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SERVICING AIR CONDITIONER
AUDIO SYSTEM
The air conditioner system in your NISSAN vehicle is charged with a refrigerant designed with
the environment in mind.
RADIO
This refrigerant does not harm the earth’s
ozone layer.
Special charging equipment and lubricant is required when servicing your NISSAN air conditioner. Using improper refrigerants or lubricants
will cause severe damage to your air conditioner
system. See “Air conditioner system refrigerant
and oil recommendations” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section of this manual.
A NISSAN dealer is able to service your “environmentally friendly” air conditioning system.
WARNING
The air conditioner system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid personal injury, any air conditioner service
should be done only by an experienced
technician with proper equipment.
With the ignition placed in the ACC or ON position, press the PWR (power)/VOL (volume) knob
to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with
the engine not running, the ignition should be
placed in the ACC position.
Radio reception is affected by station signal
strength, distance from radio transmitter, buildings, bridges, mountains and other external influences. Intermittent changes in reception quality
normally are caused by these external influences.
Using a cellular phone in or near the vehicle
may influence radio reception quality.
Radio reception
Your NISSAN 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 reception area and do not indicate any malfunction
in your NISSAN radio system.
Reception conditions will constantly change because of vehicle movement. Buildings, terrain,
signal distance and interference from other vehicles can work against ideal reception. Described below are some of the factors that can
affect your radio reception.
Some cellular phones or other devices may
cause interference or a buzzing noise to come
from the audio system speakers. Storing the device in a different location may reduce or eliminate the noise.
FM RADIO RECEPTION
Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi
(40 – 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 mi (40 km). The strength of the FM signal is
directly related to the distance between the
transmitter and receiver. FM signals follow a lineof-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 adjusting the
treble control to reduce 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.
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.
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 satellite
radio ON and the vehicle outside of any metal or
large building for satellite radio to receive all of
the necessary data.
No satellite radio reception is available and “NO
SAT” is displayed when the SAT band option is
selected unless optional satellite receiver and
antenna are installed and a SiriusXM® Satellite
Radio service subscription is active. Satellite radio is not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
Satellite radio performance may be affected if
cargo carried on the roof blocks the satellite radio
signal.
If possible, do not put cargo over 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.
Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical
power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.
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AUDIO OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
Compact disc (CD) player
CAUTION
● Do not force a compact disc into the CD
insert slot. This could damage the CD
and/or CD player.
● Trying to load a CD with the CD door
closed could damage the CD and/or CD
player.
● Only one CD can be loaded into the CD
player at a time.
● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm)
round discs that have the “COMPACT
disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc
or packaging.
● 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.
● The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment temperature is extremely high or low.
Decrease/increase the temperature
before use.
● Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
● CDs that are in poor condition or are
dirty, scratched or covered with fingerprints 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 inserted correctly (the label side is facing up,
etc.).
● Confirm that the CD is not bent or
warped and it is free of scratches.
PRESS EJECT:
This is an error due to excessive temperature inside the player. Remove the
CD by pressing the EJECT button. After
a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD
can be played when the temperature of
the player returns to normal.
● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter
UNPLAYABLE:
● CDs that are not round
The file is unplayable in this audio system (only MP3 or WMA (if so equipped)
CD).
● 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 capability to
record or burn CDs.
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the
following messages will be displayed.
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Compact disc with MP3 or WMA (if
so equipped)
Terms:
● 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.
● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures
Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the
most well-known compressed digital audio
file format. This format allows for near “CD
quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of
normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an
audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the
file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with
virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3
compression removes the redundant and
irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the
human ear doesn’t hear.
● 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.
● 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.
* Windows® and Windows Media® are registered trademarks and trademarks in the United
States of America and other countries of Microsoft Corporation of the USA.
● 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, encoding bit
rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag information is displayed on the Artist/song title
line on the display.
● 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.
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WHA1078
Playback order chart
Playback order:
Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMA
files is as illustrated.
● The names of folders not containing MP3 or
WMA files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc,
“Root Folder” is displayed.
● The playback order is the order in which the
files were written by the writing software.
Therefore, the files might not play in the
desired order.
Specification chart:
Supported media
Supported file systems
MP3
Supported
versions*1
WMA
Version
Sampling frequency
Bit rate
Version
Sampling frequency
Bit rate
Tag information
Folder levels
Text character number limitation
Displayable character codes*2
CD, CD-R, CD-RW
ISO9660 LEVEL1, ISO9660 LEVEL2, Apple ISO, Romeo, Joliet * ISO9660 Level 3 (packet writing) is not supported.
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG2.5
8 kHz - 48 kHz
8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
WMA7, WMA8, WMA9
32 kHz - 48 kHz
48 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR
ID3 tag VER1.0, VER1.1, VER2.2, VER2.3 (MP3 only)
Folder levels: 8, Max folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder)
128 characters
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 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
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Troubleshooting guide:
Symptom
Cannot play
Poor sound quality
It takes a relatively long time
before the music starts
playing.
Music cuts off or skips
Skipping with high bit rate
files
Moves immediately to the
next song when playing
Songs do not play back in
the desired order
Cause and Countermeasure
Check if the disc was inserted correctly.
Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Check if there is condensation inside the player. If there is, wait until the condensation is gone (about 1 hour) before using the player.
If there is a temperature increase error, the CD player will play correctly after it returns to the normal temperature.
If there is a mixture of music CD files (CD-DA data) and MP3/WMA files on a CD, only the music CD files (CD-DA data) will be played.
Files with extensions other than “.MP3”,“.WMA”, “.mp3” or “.wma” cannot be played. In addition, the character codes and number of characters for
folder names and file names should be in compliance with the specifications.
Check if the finalization process, such as session close and disc close, is done for the disc.
Check if the disc is protected by copyright.
Check if the disc is scratched or dirty.
Bit rate may be too low.
If there are many folders or file levels on the MP3/WMA disc, or if it is a multisession disc, some time may be required before the music starts playing.
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 may occur with large quantities of data, such as for high bit rate data.
When a non-MP3/WMA file has been given an extension of “.MP3”, “.WMA”, .“mp3”or “.wma”, or when play is prohibited by copyright protection, there
will be approximately 5 seconds of no sound and then the player will skip to the next song.
The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software. Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.
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USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Connection Port (if so equipped)
WARNING
Do not connect, disconnect or operate the
USB device while driving. Doing so can be
a distraction. If distracted you could lose
control of your vehicle and cause an accident or serious injury.
CAUTION
● Do not force the USB device into the
USB port. Inserting the USB device
tilted or up-side-down into the port may
damage the port. Make sure that the
USB device is connected correctly into
the USB port.
● Do not grab the USB port cover (if so
equipped) when pulling the USB device
out of the port. This could damage the
port and the cover.
● Do not leave the USB cable in a place
where it can be pulled unintentionally.
Pulling the cable may damage the port.
The vehicle is not equipped with a USB device.
USB devices should be purchased separately as
necessary.
This system cannot be used to format USB devices. To format a USB device, use a personal
computer.
In some states/area, the USB device for the front
seats plays only sound without images for regulatory reasons, even when the vehicle is parked.
This system supports various USB memory devices, USB hard drives and iPod® players. Some
USB devices may not be supported by this system.
● Partitioned USB devices may not play correctly.
● Some characters used in other languages
(Chinese, Japanese, etc.) may not appear
properly in the display. Using English language characters with a USB device is recommended.
General notes for USB use:
● Refer to your device manufacturer’s owner
information regarding the proper use and
care of the device.
Notes for iPod® use:
● Improperly plugging in the iPod® may cause
a checkmark to be displayed on and off
(flickering). Always make sure that the
iPod® is connected properly.
● An iPod® nano (1st Generation) may remain
in fast forward or rewind mode if it is connected during a seek operation. In this case,
please manually reset the iPod®.
● An iPod® nano (2nd Generation) will continue to fast-forward or rewind if it is disconnected during a seek operation.
● An incorrect song title may appear when the
Play Mode is changed while using an iPod®
nano (2nd Generation).
● Audiobooks may not play in the same order
as they appear on an iPod®.
● Large video files cause slow responses in an
iPod®. The vehicle center display may momentarily black out, but will soon recover.
● If an iPod® automatically selects large video
files while in the shuffle mode, the vehicle
center display may momentarily black out,
but will soon recover.
iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
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Bluetooth® streaming audio (if so
equipped)
● Some Bluetooth® audio devices may not be
recognized by the in-vehicle audio system.
● It is necessary to set up the wireless connection between a compatible Bluetooth®
audio device and the in-vehicle Bluetooth®
module before using the Bluetooth® audio.
● Operating procedure of the Bluetooth® audio will vary depending on the devices. Make
sure how to operate your audio device before using it with this system.
● While an audio device is connected through
the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the
battery power of the device may discharge
quicker than usual.
● This system supports the Bluetooth® Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP, AVRCP).
BLUETOOTH® is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to
Bosch.
● The Bluetooth® audio may be stopped under the following conditions:
● Receiving a call on the Hands-Free
Phone System.
● Checking the connection to the handsfree phone.
● Do not place the Bluetooth® audio device in
an area surrounded by metal or far away from
the in-vehicle Bluetooth® module to prevent
tone quality degradation and wireless connection disruption.
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11. PWR button/VOL control knob
12. RDM button
13. Station select (1 - 6) buttons
14.
SEEK
button
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER (Type A) (if so
equipped)
For all operation precautions, see ⬙Audio operation precautions⬙ earlier in this section.
Audio main operation
Power button and VOL control knob
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position, then press the PWR (power) button. If
you listen to the radio with the engine not running,
place the ignition switch in the ACC position. The
mode (radio or CD) that was playing immediately
before the system was turned off resumes playing.
LHA2057
Type A
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
FM·AM button
CD eject button
CD button
CD insert slot
AUX button
6.
7.
MENU button
TUNE
8. RPT button
9. AUX IN jack
10. SCAN button
button
When no CD is loaded, the radio comes on.
Pressing the PWR button again turns the system
off.
Turn the VOL control knob to the right to increase
volume or to the left to decrease volume.
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MENU button (BASS, TREBLE, FADE,
BALANCE and CLOCK):
For more information on setting the clock, see
“Clock set” later in this section.
Press the MENU button to change the mode as
follows:
Clock operation
BAS → TRE → FAD → BAL → CLOCK → BAS
To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press
the MENU button until the desired mode appears
in the display. Press the SEEK button to adjust
Bass and Treble to the desired level. You can also
use the SEEK button to adjust Fade and Balance
modes. Balance adjusts the sound between the
right and left speakers. Since this vehicle is not
equipped with rear speakers, adjusting the fade
to the rear of the vehicle will reduce the volume
until no sound is played.
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
desired level, press the MENU button repeatedly
until the radio or CD display reappears. Otherwise, the radio or CD display will automatically
reappear after about 10 seconds.
NOTE:
If the clock is enabled, pressing the MENU
button will change the mode as follows:
BAS → TRE → FAD → BAL → CLOCK →
Hour adjustment → Minute adjustment →
BAS
Press the MENU button until CLOCK is displayed; use the SEEK button to turn the clock
display on (CLK ON) or off (CLK OFF).
Clock set
If the clock is not displayed with the ignition
switch in the ACC or ON position, you need to
select the CLK ON mode. Press the MENU button repeatedly until CLOCK is displayed. Use the
SEEK button to enable CLK ON mode.
1. Press the MENU button repeatedly until
CLOCK mode appears; press the SEEK
button until CLK ON appears.
2. Press the MENU button again; the hours will
start flashing.
3. Press the SEEK button
adjust the hour.
or
to
4. Press the MENU button again; the display
will switch to the minute adjustment mode.
5. The minutes will start flashing. Press SEEK
or
to adjust the minutes.
button
6. Press the MENU button again to exit the
clock set mode.
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The display will return to the regular clock display
after 10 seconds, or press the MENU button
again to return to the regular clock display.
Resetting the time
Hold the MENU button down and then press the
TUNE or SEEK button; the time will reset as
follows:
● If the displayed minutes before the reset are
in the range of :00 - :29, the hour displayed
before the reset will stay the same and the
minutes will be reset to :00.
● If the displayed minutes before the reset are
in the range of :30 - :59, the hour displayed
before the reset will advance by one hour
and the minutes will be reset to :00.
For example, if the MENU button and the TUNE or
SEEK button are pressed while the time displayed is between 8:00 and 8:29, the display will
be reset to 8:00. If the buttons were pressed
while the time was between 8:30 and 8:59, the
display will be reset to 9:00. At the same time the
display will return to the audio.
tion. Once the highest broadcasting station is
reached, the radio continues in the seek mode at
the lowest broadcasting station.
FM/AM radio operation
FM·AM button:
Press the FM·AM button to change the band as
follows:
Station memory operations:
FM1 → FM2 → AM → FM1
Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (6 for
FM1 and 6 for FM2) and 6 stations can be set for
the AM band to the preset buttons.
The FM stereo indicator, ST, illuminates during
FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio automatically changes
from stereo to monaural reception.
TUNE buttons:
Manual tuning
or
button for less
Press the TUNE
than 0.5 seconds for manual tuning.
To move quickly through the channels, press and
or
hold either TUNE
for more than 1.5 seconds.
button down
SEEK buttons:
SEEK tuning
or
button to seek
Press the SEEK
through the frequencies. Seek tuning begins
from low to high frequencies, or high to low
frequencies, depending on which button is
pressed, and stops at the next broadcasting sta-
1. Press the FM-AM button to change to the
desired band.
2. Tune to the desired station using manual
TUNE or SEEK tuning. Press and hold any of
the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6)
until a beep sound is heard. (The radio mutes
when the select button is pressed.)
3. The channel indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Programming is now
complete.
4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected, or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Compact disc (CD) player operation
If the radio is already operating, it automatically
turns off and the compact disc begins to play.
CD button:
When the CD button is pressed with a compact
disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio turns
off and the last used compact disc starts to play.
TUNE (rewind and fast
forward) buttons:
or
button is
When the TUNE
pressed while the compact disc is playing, the
compact disc plays at an increased speed while
rewinding or fast forwarding. When the button is
released, the compact disc returns to normal play
speed.
SEEK buttons:
When
is pressed while the compact disc
is playing, the next track following the present
one starts to play from the beginning.
several times to skip several tracks.
Press
Each time the button is pressed, the CD advances 1 additional track. The track number appears in the display window. (When the last track
on the compact disc is skipped, the first track is
played.)
is pressed, the track being played
When
returns to the beginning. Press
several
times to skip back several tracks. Each time the
button is pressed, the CD moves back one track.
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RPT button:
When the RPT button is pressed while the compact disc is being played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
1 ←→ Normal
CD EJECT button:
button is pressed with a comWhen the
pact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected.
1: The track that is currently playing will be repeated.
button is pressed while the
When the
compact disc is being played, the compact disc
will eject and the system will turn off.
RDM button:
CD IN indicator:
When the RDM button is pressed while the compact disc is being played, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
CD IN indicator appears on the display when the
CD is loaded with the system on.
RDM ←→ Normal
RDM: Tracks from the disc that is currently playing will be played randomly.
AUX (Auxiliary) button:
The AUX IN jack is located on the CD player. The
AUX IN audio input jack accepts any standard
analog audio input such as from a portable cassette tape/CD player, MP3 player or laptop computers.
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device
when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
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11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
SPEED VOL button
AUDIO button
AUX IN jack
Station select (1 - 6) buttons
VOLUME control knob
PWR button
SCAN button
RPT button
RDM button
SEEK/TRACK button
FM/AM RADIO WITH COMPACT
DISC (CD) PLAYER (Type B) (if so
equipped)
For all operation precautions, see ⬙Audio operation precautions⬙ in this section.
Audio main operation
POWER/VOLUME control:
LHA2050
Type B
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
MUTE button
DISP/TEXT button
AM button
FM button
CD insert slot
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
CD button
AUX button
CLOCK button
CD eject button
TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER button
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position. Press the PWR button while the system
is off to call up the mode (radio, CD or AUX) that
was playing immediately before the system was
turned off. While the system is on, pressing the
PWR button turns the system off.
Turn the VOL control knob to adjust the volume.
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MUTE button:
Press the
button to mute the audio sound.
Press the
button again to resume playing
the audio at its previous volume.
AUDIO button (Bass, Treble, Fade, Balance, SSV, Beep):
Press the AUDIO button to change the mode as
follows:
Bass → Treble → Fade → Balance → Beep
ON/OFF → BAS
To adjust Bass, Treble, Fade and Balance, press
the AUDIO button until the desired mode appears in the display. Press the TUNE
or
or SEEK
or
button to adjust the selected mode to the desired level. Balance adjusts the sound between the right and left
speakers. Since this vehicle is not equipped with
rear speakers, adjusting the fade to the rear of the
vehicle will reduce the volume until no sound is
played.
To change the Beep to ON or OFF, press the
TUNE button up or down until the desired mode
is displayed. This will enable or disable the beep
sound heard during menu selection.
SPEED VOL button:
DISP (display) button
To change the Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV)
mode to Off, Low, Mid or High, press the SPEED
VOL button until the desired setting is displayed.
This button works during FM and CD operation.
See the detailed function for this button in the
section for each mode.
Once you have adjusted the sound quality to the
desired level, press the AUDIO button repeatedly
until the radio or CD display reappears. If no
action is taken, the radio or CD display will automatically reappear after approximately 5 seconds.
FM/AM radio operation
Clock set
If the clock is not displayed with the ignition
switch in the ACC or ON position, press the
CLOCK button to resume the display. Pressing
the CLOCK button toggles the clock display on
and off.
AM button:
Press the AM button to change the band to AM.
If another audio source is playing when the AM
button is pressed, the audio source playing will
automatically be turned off and the last radio
station played will begin playing.
FM button:
Press the FM button to change the band as
follows:
1. Press and hold the CLOCK button until the
clock display starts to flash.
FM1 → FM2 → FM1
2. Press
or
If another audio source is playing when the FM
button is pre ssed, the audio source playing will
automatically be turned off and the last radio
station played will begin playing.
3. Press
button
the SEEK/TRACK button
to adjust the hours.
the
or
TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER
to adjust the minutes.
4. Press the CLOCK button again to exit the
clock set mode.
If no action is taken, the display will return to the
regular clock display after 10 seconds.
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The FM stereo indicator (ST) illuminates during
FM stereo reception. When the stereo broadcast
signal is weak, the radio automatically changes
from stereo to monaural reception.
TUNE button (Tuning):
Press
the
button
or
TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER
for manual tuning.
SEEK tuning:
or
Press the SEEK/TRACK button
to tune from low to high or high to low frequencies and to stop at the next broadcasting station.
SCAN tuning:
Press the SCAN button to stop at each broadcasting station for 5 seconds. Pressing the button again during this 5 second period will stop
SCAN tuning and the radio will remain tuned to
that station. If the SCAN button is not pressed
within 5 seconds, SCAN tuning moves to the next
station.
1 to 6 Station memory operations:
Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (6 for
FM1, 6 for FM2) and six stations can be set for
the AM band.
1. Choose the radio band AM, FM1 or FM2
using the AM or FM button.
2. Tune to the desired station using manual,
SEEK or SCAN tuning. Press and hold any
of the desired station memory buttons (1 –
6) until a beep sound is heard.
3. The channel indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Programming is now
complete.
CD with MP3 or WMA:
Track number → Folder title → Album title →
Artist → Song title → Track number
4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Compact disc (CD) player operation
If the radio is already operating, it automatically
turns off and the compact disc begins to play.
CD button:
When the CD button is pressed with the system
off and the compact disc loaded, the system will
turn on and the compact disc will start to play.
TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER
(Reverse or Fast Forward)
button:
CD:
When the TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER button
(fast forward) or
(reverse) is pressed while
the compact disc is playing, the compact disc
plays at an increased speed while reversing or fast
forwarding. When the button is released, the compact disc returns to normal play speed.
CD with MP3 or WMA:
When the CD button is pressed with a compact
disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio will
automatically be turned off and the compact disc
will start to play.
When the TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER button
(fast forward) or
(reverse) is pressed for less
than 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing, the folders in the CD will change.
DISP/TEXT button:
When
the
TUNE/FF-REW/FOLDER
(fast forward) or
(reverse) is
button
pressed for more than 1.5 seconds while the
compact disc is playing, the compact disc plays
at an increased speed while reversing or fast
forwarding. When the button is released, the
compact disc returns to normal play speed.
When the DISP/TEXT button is pressed while a
CD is playing, the display will change as follows:
CD:
Track number → Disc title → Song title → Track
number
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SEEK/TRACK button:
When the SEEK/TRACK button
is
pressed while the compact disc is playing, the
next track following the present one starts to play
from the beginning. Press the SEEK/TRACK
several times to skip several tracks.
button
Each time the button is pressed, the CD advances one additional track. The track number
appears in the display window. (When the last
track on the compact disc is skipped, the first
track is played.)
is
When the SEEK/TRACK button
pressed, the track being played returns to the
beginning.
Press
the
SEEK/TRACK
several times to skip back several
button
tracks. Each time the button is pressed the CD
moves back one track.
RPT button:
When the RPT button is pressed while a compact disc is playing, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
TRACK REPEAT: the current track will be repeated.
DISC REPEAT: play pattern returns to normal.
FOLDER REPEAT: the current folder will be repeated.
RDM button:
When the RDM button is pressed while a compact disc is playing, the play pattern can be
changed as follows:
CD:
DISC RANDOM → DISC REPEAT
CD with MP3 or WMA:
DISC RANDOM → FOLDER RANDOM → DISC
REPEAT
DISC RANDOM: all tracks on the disc will be
played randomly.
FOLDER RANDOM: all tracks in the current
folder will be played randomly.
DISC REPEAT: play pattern returns to normal.
CD:
TRACK REPEAT → DISC REPEAT
CD with MP3 or WMA:
FOLDER REPEAT → TRACK REPEAT → DISC
REPEAT
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AUX (Auxiliary) button:
The AUX IN jack is located on the front of the
radio. The AUX IN audio input jack accepts any
standard analog audio input such as from a portable cassette tape/CD player, MP3 player or a
laptop computer.
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device
when it is plugged into the AUX IN jack.
EJECT button:
button is pressed with a comWhen the
pact disc loaded, the compact disc will eject and
the last source will be played.
button is pressed twice with a
When the
compact disc loaded, the compact disc will be
ejected further for easier CD removal. If the disc
is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc will
reload.
11.XM button*
*No satellite radio reception is available
when the XM button is pressed to access
satellite radio stations unless optional
satellite receiver and antenna are installed
and an SiriusXM® Satellite Radio service
subscription is active. Satellite radio is
not available in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam.
FM/AM/SAT RADIO WITH
COMPACT DISC (CD) PLAYER (if so
equipped)
For all operation precautions, see “Audio operation precautions” in this section.
Audio main operation
VOL (volume) / ON-OFF button:
LHA2500
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
CD eject button
FM-AM button
AUX button
CD insert slot
BACK button
TUNE knob / AUDIO button
7. Display screen
8. ON-OFF button / VOL (volume)
9.
Backward seek button and
Forward seek button
10.CD button
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position and press the ON-OFF button while the
system is off to call up the mode (radio, CD, AUX,
Bluetooth® audio USB or iPod®) that was playing immediately before the system was turned off.
To turn the system off, press the ON-OFF button.
Turn the VOL (volume) control knob to adjust the
volume.
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This vehicle may be equipped with Speed Sensitive Volume. When this feature is active, the
audio volume changes as the driving speed
changes.
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Audio settings:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
3. Select the “Audio” key.
Use the touchscreen to adjust the following items
to the desired setting:
Bass, Treble, Balance and Fade:
Controls the sound of the audio system. Balance
adjusts the sound between the left and right
speakers. Fade adjusts the sound between the
front and rear speakers.
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Speed Sensitive Vol.:
Controls the level to which the volume is adjusted
as the vehicle’s driving speed changes. Choose a
setting or choose “0” to disable the feature entirely.
AUX Volume Level:
Controls the volume level of incoming sound
when an auxiliary device is connected to the
system. Available options are Low, Medium and
High.
FM/AM/SAT radio operation
FM·AM button:
Press the FM·AM button to change the band as
follows:
AM → FM1 → FM2 → AM
If another audio source is playing when the
FM·AM button is pressed, the audio source playing will automatically be turned off and the last
radio station played will begin playing.
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XM settings:
To view the XM settings:
XM band select:
2. Select the “Settings” key.
Pressing the XM button will change the band as
follows:
The signal strength, activation status and other
information are displayed on the screen.
If a compact disc is playing when the XM button
is pressed, the compact disc will automatically be
turned off and the last radio station played will
come on.
The FM stereo indicator (ST) is shown on the
screen during FM stereo reception. When the
stereo broadcast signal is weak, the radio automatically changes from stereo to monaural reception.
1. Press the MENU button.
3. Select the “XM” key.
*When the XM button is pressed, the satellite
radio mode will be skipped unless an optional
satellite receiver and antenna are installed and a
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio service subscription is
active. Satellite radio is not available in Alaska,
Hawaii and Guam.
XM1* → XM2* → XM3* → XM1* (satellite, if so
equipped)
When the XM button is pressed while the ignition
switch is in the ACC or ON position, the radio will
come on at the last station played.
The last station played will also come on when
the VOL/ON-OFF control knob is pressed to turn
the radio on.
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Tuning with the TUNE knob:
The radio can also be manually tuned using the
TUNE knob. When in FM or AM mode, turn the
TUNE knob to the left for lower frequencies or to
the right for higher frequencies. When in XM
mode, turn the TUNE knob to change the channel.
SEEK tuning:
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While the radio is in XM mode, the operation can
be controlled through the touchscreen. Touch
the “Channels” key to display a list of channels.
Touch a channel displayed on the list to change
to that channel. Touch the “Categories” key to
display a list of categories. Touch a category
displayed on the list to display options within that
category.
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Tuning with the touchscreen:
When in AM or FM mode, the radio can be tuned
using the touchscreen. To bring up the visual
tuner, touch the “Tune” key on the lower right
corner of the screen. A screen appears with a bar
running from low frequencies on the left to high
frequencies on the right. Touch the screen at the
location of the frequency you wish to tune and the
station will change to that frequency. To return to
the regular radio display screen, touch the “OK”
key.
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When in FM or AM mode, press the seek
or
to tune from low to high
buttons
or high to low frequencies and to stop at the next
broadcasting station.
When in XM mode, press the seek buttons
or
to change the category.
3. The channel indicator will then come on and
the sound will resume. Programming is now
complete.
4. Other buttons can be set in the same manner.
If the battery cable is disconnected or if the fuse
opens, the radio memory will be canceled. In that
case, reset the desired stations.
Presets can also be selected by touching the
desired preset number on the screen.
Compact disc (CD) player operation
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1 to 6 Station memory operations:
Twelve stations can be set for the FM band (6 for
FM1, 6 for FM2) and six stations can be set for
the AM band. Eighteen stations can be set for the
XM band (6 for XM1, 6 for XM2, 6 for XM3).
1. Choose the radio band AM, FM1 or FM2
using the FM·AM select button or choose
the radio band XM1, XM2 or XM3 using the
XM button.
If the radio is already operating, it automatically
turns off and the compact disc begins to play.
CD button:
When the CD button is pressed with the system
off and the compact disc loaded, the system will
turn on and the compact disc will start to play.
When the CD button is pressed with a compact
disc loaded and the radio playing, the radio will
automatically be turned off and the compact disc
will start to play.
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CD/MP3 display mode
While listening to a CD or an MP3/WMA CD,
certain text may be displayed (when a CD encoded with text is being used). Depending on
how the CD or MP3/WMA CD is encoded, the
text is displayed listing the artist, album and song
title.
There are other keys displayed on the screen
when a CD is playing:
2. Tune to the desired station using manual or
seek tuning. Press and hold any of the desired station memory buttons (1 – 6) until a
beep sound is heard.
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playing, touching the “Browse” key will also list
the folders on the disc. Follow the procedure for
selecting a song with the touchscreen to choose
a folder.
SEEK (Reverse or Fast
Forward) buttons:
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Random:
Touch the “Random” key to apply a random play
pattern to the CD. When the random mode is
icon will be displayed to the left
active, the
of the song title. If an MP3 CD is playing, touching
“Random” alternates between randomly playing
songs within the current folder and songs from
icon is displayed to
the CD as a whole. The
the left of the song title or folder name to denote
which pattern is applied. To cancel Random
mode, touch the “Random” key until no
icon is displayed.
Repeat:
Touch the “Repeat” key to apply a repeat play
pattern to the CD. When the repeat mode is
icon will be displayed to the left
active, the
of the song title. If an MP3 CD is playing, touching
“Repeat” alternates between repeating the current song and repeating the current folder.
icon is displayed to the left of the song
The
title or folder name to denote which pattern is
applied. To cancel Repeat mode, touch the “Reicon is displayed.
peat” key until no
Browse:
Touch the “Browse” key to display the titles on
the CD in list format. Touch the title of a song in
the list to begin playing that song. If an MP3 CD is
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Press and hold the seek buttons
for 1.5 seconds while the compact disc is playing
to reverse or fast forward the track being played.
The compact disc plays at an increased speed
while reversing or fast forwarding. When the button is released, the compact disc returns to normal play speed.
SEEK buttons:
Press the seek button
while a CD or
MP3/WMA CD is playing to return to the beginning of the current track. Press the seek
several times to skip backward sevbutton
eral tracks.
while a CD or
Press the seek button
MP3/WMA CD is playing to advance one track.
several times to skip
Press the seek button
forward several tracks. If the last track on a CD is
skipped, the first track on the disc is played. If the
last track in a folder of an MP3/WMA CD is
skipped, the first track of the next folder is played.
Additional features
For more information about the iPod® player
available with this system, see “iPod® player
operation” in this section.
For more information about the USB interface
available with this system, see “USB interface” in
this section.
For more information about the Bluetooth® audio
interface available with this system, see
“Bluetooth® streaming audio” in this section.
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AUX button:
The AUX IN audio input jack is located on the
center console below the heater and air condi1 . It accepts any standard anationer controls 䊊
log audio input such as from a portable cassette
tape/CD player, MP3 player or a laptop computer.
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For more information about the Pandora® audio
feature available with this system, see “Pandora® audio” in this section.
Press the AUX button to play a compatible device
plugged into the AUX IN jack.
EJECT button:
button is pressed with a comWhen the
pact disc loaded, the compact disc will eject and
the last source will be played.
If the disc is not removed within 10 seconds, the
disc will reload.
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CAUTION
● Do not force the USB device into the
USB port. Inserting the USB device
tilted or up-side-down into the port may
damage the port. Make sure that the
USB device is connected correctly into
the USB port.
● Do not grab the USB port cover (if so
equipped) when pulling the USB device
out of the port. This could damage the
port and the cover.
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USB INTERFACE (if so equipped)
Connecting a device to the USB input
jack
WARNING
Do not connect, disconnect or operate the
USB device while driving. Doing so can be
a distraction. If distracted you could lose
control of your vehicle and cause an accident or serious injury.
● Do not leave the USB cable in a place
where it can be pulled unintentionally.
Pulling the cable may damage the port.
Refer to your device manufacturer’s owner information regarding the proper use and care of the
device.
The USB input jack is located in the center con1 .
sole. Insert the USB device into the jack 䊊
When a compatible storage device is plugged
into the jack, compatible audio files on the storage device can be played through the vehicle’s
audio system.
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Audio file operation
AUX button:
Place the ignition switch in the ON or ACC
position and press the AUX button to switch to
the USB input mode. If another audio source is
playing and a USB memory device is inserted,
press the AUX button until the center display
changes to the USB memory mode.
If the system has been turned off while the USB
memory was playing, push the ON-OFF/VOL
control knob to restart the USB memory.
Press the
button while an audio file on the
USB device is playing to advance one track.
button several times to skip forPress the
ward several tracks. If the last track in a folder on
the USB device is skipped, the first track of the
next folder is played.
Random and repeat play mode:
While files on a USB device are playing, the play
pattern can be altered so that songs are repeated
or played randomly.
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Play information:
Information about the audio files being played is
shown on the display screen of the vehicle’s
audio system. Touch “Browse” to display the list
of folders and files on the USB device. Touch the
name of a song on the screen to begin playing
that song.
Seeking buttons:
Press the
button while an audio file on the
USB device is playing to return to the beginning
button sevof the current track. Press the
eral times to skip backward several tracks.
Random:
Touch the “Random” key to apply a random play
pattern to the USB device. When the random
icon is displayed to the
mode is active, the
left of the song title or album name to denote
which random pattern is applied. To cancel Random mode, touch the “Random” key until
icon is displayed.
no
Repeat:
Touch the “Repeat” key to apply a repeat play
pattern to the USB device. When the repeat
icon is displayed to the
mode is active, the
left of the song title or album name to denote
which repeat pattern is applied. To cancel Repeat
icon
mode, touch the “Repeat” key until no
is displayed.
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iPod®* PLAYER OPERATION (if so
equipped)
Connecting iPod®
WARNING
Do not connect, disconnect or operate the
USB device while driving. Doing so can be
a distraction. If distracted you could lose
control of your vehicle and cause an accident or serious injury.
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CAUTION
● Do not force the USB device into the
USB port. Inserting the USB device
tilted or up-side-down into the port may
damage the port. Make sure that the
USB device is connected correctly into
the USB port.
● Do not grab the USB port cover (if so
equipped) when pulling the USB device
out of the port. This could damage the
port and the cover.
● Do not leave the USB cable in a place
where it can be pulled unintentionally.
Pulling the cable may damage the port.
Refer to your device manufacturer’s owner information regarding the proper use and care of the
device.
To connect an iPod® to the vehicle so that the
iPod® can be controlled with the audio system
controls and display screen, use the USB jack
located on the center console below the heater
1 . Connect the
and air conditioner controls 䊊
iPod®-specific end of the cable to the iPod®
and the USB end of the cable to the USB jack on
the vehicle. If your iPod® supports charging via a
USB connection, its battery will be charged while
connected to the vehicle with the ignition switch
in the ACC or ON position.
While connected to the vehicle, the iPod® can
only be operated by the vehicle audio controls.
● iPod® nano - 5th generation (firmware version 1.0.1 or later)
To disconnect the iPod® from the vehicle, remove the USB end of the cable from the USB
jack on the vehicle, then remove the cable from
the iPod®.
* Some features of this iPod® may not be fully
functional.
* iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
Compatibility
The following models are compatible:
● iPod® 5th Generation (firmware version
1.2.3 or later)
● iPod® Classic (firmware version 1.1.1 or
later)
● iPod® Touch (firmware version 2.0.0 or
later)*
● iPod® nano - 1st generation (firmware version 1.3.1 or later)
● iPod® nano - 2nd generation (firmware version 1.1.3 or later)
● iPod® nano - 3rd generation (firmware version 1.1.3 or later)
● iPod® nano - 4th generation (firmware version 1.0.4 or later)
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Make sure that your iPod® firmware is updated to
the version indicated above.
AUX button:
When the AUX button is pressed with the system
off and the iPod® connected, the system will turn
on. If another audio source is playing and the
iPod® is connected, press the AUX button repeatedly until the center display changes to the
iPod® mode.
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Audio main operation
Interface:
Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON
position. Press the AUX button repeatedly to
switch to the iPod® mode.
The interface for iPod® operation shown on the
vehicle’s audio system display screen is similar to
the iPod® interface. Use the touchscreen, BACK
button or the scrolling knob to navigate the
menus on the screen.
If the system has been turned off while the iPod®
was playing, pressing the VOL/ON·OFF control
knob will start the iPod®.
When the iPod® is playing, touch the “Menu” key
to bring up the iPod® interface.
Depending on the iPod® model, the following
items may be available on the menu list screen.
For further information about each item, see the
iPod® Owner’s Manual.
● Playlists
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● Artists
● Albums
● Genres
repeat pattern is applied. To cancel Repeat
mode, touch the “Repeat” key until no
icon
is displayed.
Seek buttons:
● Songs
● Composers
● Audiobooks
● Podcasts
Random and repeat play mode:
While the iPod® is playing, the play pattern can
be altered so that songs are repeated or played
randomly.
or
Press the seek button
backward or forward one track.
to skip
or
Press and hold the seek button
for 1.5 seconds while a track is playing to reverse
or fast forward the track being played. The track
plays at an increased speed while reversing or
fast forwarding. When the button is released, the
track returns to normal play speed.
Random:
Touch the “Random” key to apply a random play
pattern to the iPod®. When the random mode is
icon is displayed to the left of
active, the
the song title or album name to denote which
random pattern is applied. To cancel Random
mode, touch the “Random” key until no
icon is displayed.
Repeat:
Touch the “Repeat” key to apply a repeat play
pattern to the iPod®. When the repeat mode is
icon is displayed to the left of
active, the
the song title or album name to denote which
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Scrolling menus:
While navigating long lists of artists, albums or
songs in the music menu, it is possible to scroll
the list by the first character in the name. To
activate character indexing, touch and hold the
“A-Z” key in the upper right corner of the screen.
Turn the TUNE knob to choose the number or
letter to jump to in the list and then press the
ENTER button.
If no character is selected after two seconds, the
display returns to normal.
BLUETOOTH® STREAMING AUDIO
(if so equipped)
If you have a compatible Bluetooth® audio device that is capable of playing audio files, the
device can be connected to the vehicle’s audio
system so that the audio files on the device play
through the vehicle’s speakers.
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Connecting Bluetooth® audio
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3. Select the “Phone & Bluetooth” key.
To connect your Bluetooth® audio device to the
vehicle, follow the procedure below:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
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4. Select the “Connect New Device” key.
5. The system acknowledges the command
and asks you to initiate connecting from the
phone handset. The connecting procedure
of the cellular phone varies according to
each cellular phone model. See the cellular
phone Owner’s Manual for details. You can
also visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for
instructions on connecting NISSAN recommended cellular phones.
Audio main operation
Compatibility
To switch to the Bluetooth® audio mode, press
the AUX button repeatedly until the Bluetooth®
audio mode is displayed on the screen.
The following iPhone® models are compatible
with the system:
● iPhone® 3GS
The controls for the Bluetooth® audio are displayed on the screen.
● iPhone® 4
PANDORA® AUDIO (United States
only) (if so equipped)
● iPhone® 5
The vehicle’s audio system is capable of playing
audio streaming through a compatible, USBconnected audio device using the Pandora® music service.
Connecting a device for use with
Pandora® audio
Devices capable of streaming Pandora® audio
can be connected to the vehicle’s audio system
via the USB input jack. The USB input jack is
located on the center console beneath the heater
and air conditioner controls.
Launch the Pandora® application on the phone
and then connect with the USB jack. Once connected, the Pandora® controls will be displayed
on the control panel display screen.
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● iPhone® 4S
The latest Pandora® application should be installed on the phone.
NOTE:
There is a limit of six skips per station per
hour. If a “
” (thumbs down) is given
after the skip limit has been reached, the
current track will continue to play but the
feedback will be saved.
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Audio main operation
Pandora® audio settings
To switch to the Pandora® audio mode, press
the AUX button repeatedly until the Pandora®
audio mode is displayed on the screen.
To adjust the Pandora® audio settings, select the
“Menu” key.
The controls for the Pandora® audio are displayed on the screen. Touch the keys on the
screen to play or pause the audio. Touch
key to select “thumbs up” or the
the
key to select “thumbs down”.
● Station List
Select to display a list of available Pandora®
stations.
● Bookmark
Select to bookmark the current station.
● Delete Station
Select to remove the current station.
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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.
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CD CARE AND CLEANING
● Handle a CD by its edges. Do not bend the
disc. Never touch the surface of the disc.
● Always place the discs in the storage case
when they are not being used.
● To clean a disc, wipe the surface from the
center to the outer edge using a clean, soft
cloth. Do not wipe the disc using a circular
motion.
● Do not use a conventional record cleaner or
alcohol intended for industrial use.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Tuning switches
Phone operation switches
POWER on and SOURCE select
switch
Volume control switches
STEERING WHEEL SWITCH FOR
AUDIO CONTROL (if so equipped)
The audio system can be operated using the
controls on the steering wheel.
POWER on switch
Seek tuning (radio):
With the ignition switch in the ACC or ON position, push the POWER switch to turn the audio
system on.
or
for more
Push the tuning switch
than 1.5 seconds to seek the next or previous
radio station.
● Always properly tighten the antenna
rod during installation or the antenna
rod may break during vehicle operation.
SOURCE select switch
Next/Previous track (CD):
Push the SOURCE select switch to change the
mode in the following sequence: AM → FM →
CD* → USB/iPod®* (if so equipped) →
Bluetooth® audio* (if so equipped) → AUX* →
AM
or
for less
Push the tuning switch
than 1.5 seconds to return to the beginning of the
present track or skip to the next track. Push
several times to skip back or skip through tracks.
● Be sure that the antenna is removed
before the vehicle enters an automatic
car wash.
* These modes are only available when compatible media storage is inserted into the device.
The antenna cannot be shortened, but can be
removed. When you need to remove the antenna,
turn the antenna rod counterclockwise.
Volume control switches
Push the volume control switch to increase or
decrease the volume.
CAUTION
● Be sure to fold down the antenna before the vehicle enters a garage with a
low ceiling.
ANTENNA
To install the antenna rod, turn the antenna rod
clockwise and hand tighten.
Tuning
Memory change (radio):
While in one of the preset radio station banks (A,
B or C), push the tuning switch
or
for less than 1.5 seconds to change to the next
preset station in memory.
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CAR PHONE OR CB RADIO
When installing a CB, ham radio or car phone in
your vehicle, be sure to observe the following
precautions; otherwise, the new equipment may
adversely affect the engine control system and
other electronic parts.
WARNING
● A cellular phone should not be used for
any purpose while driving so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
Some jurisdictions prohibit the use of
cellular phones 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.
BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE
SYSTEM WITHOUT NAVIGATION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
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 harnesses. Do not route the antenna wire next to any harness.
● Adjust the antenna standing-wave ratio
as recommended by the manufacturer.
● Connect the ground wire from the CB
radio chassis to the body.
● For details, consult a NISSAN dealer.
● If you are 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.
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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 are 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.
CAUTION
To avoid discharging the vehicle battery,
use a phone after starting the engine.
phone module when the ignition switch is placed
in the ON position with the previously connected
cellular phone turned on and carried in the vehicle.
NOTE:
Some devices require the user to accept
connections to other Bluetooth® devices. If
your phone does not connect automatically
to the system, consult the phone’s Owner’s
Manual for details on device operation.
You can connect up to 5 different Bluetooth®
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone
at a time.
Before using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System, refer to the following notes.
● Set up the wireless connection between a
compatible cellular phone and the in-vehicle
phone module before using the hands-free
phone system.
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Your NISSAN is equipped with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System. If you have a compatible Bluetooth® enabled cellular phone, you
can set up the wireless connection between your
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module.
With Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can
make or receive a hands-free telephone call with
your cellular phone in the vehicle.
Once your cellular phone is connected to the
in-vehicle phone module, no other phone connecting procedure is required. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
● Some Bluetooth® enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized or work properly.
Please visit www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth
for a recommended phone list and connecting instructions.
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● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the cellular service area.
● If the hands-free phone system seems to be
malfunctioning, see “Troubleshooting guide”
in this section. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for troubleshooting help.
– Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive a cellular signal; such
as in a tunnel, in an underground parking
garage, near a tall building or in a mountainous area.
● 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.
– Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it
from being dialed.
● Refer to the cellular phone Owner’s Manual
regarding the telephone charges, cellular
phone antenna and body, etc.
● When the radio wave condition is not ideal
or ambient sound is too loud, it may be
difficult to hear the other person’s voice during a call.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC Regulatory information
● 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.
– 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.
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the
battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual. The Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System cannot charge
cellular phones.
– 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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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.
BLUETOOTH® is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to
Visteon.
USING THE SYSTEM
The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows
hands-free operation of the Bluetooth® Phone
System.
If the vehicle is in motion, some commands may
not be available so full attention may be given to
vehicle operation.
Initialization
Giving voice commands
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized,
button is
which takes a few seconds. If the
pressed before the initialization completes, the
system will announce “Hands-free phone system
not ready” and will not react to voice commands.
To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press
button located on the
and release the
steering wheel. After the tone sounds, speak a
command.
Operating tips
To get the best performance out of the NISSAN
Voice Recognition system, observe the following:
● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible. Close the windows to eliminate
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration
sounds, etc.), which may prevent the system
from recognizing voice commands correctly.
● Wait until the tone sounds before speaking a
command. Otherwise, the command will not
be received properly.
● Start speaking a command within 5 seconds
after the tone sounds.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
The command given is picked up by the microphone, and voice feedback is given when the
command is accepted.
● If you need to hear the available commands
for the current menu again, say “Help” and
the system will repeat them.
● If a command is not recognized, the system
announces, “Command not recognized.
Please try again.” Make sure the command is
said exactly as prompted by the system and
repeat the command in a clear voice.
● If you want to go back to the previous command, you can say “Go back” or “Correction” any time the system is waiting for a
response.
● You can cancel a command when the system is waiting for a response by saying,
“Cancel” or “Quit.” The system announces
“Cancel” and ends the VR session. You can
button on the
also press and hold the
steering wheel for 5 seconds at any time to
end the VR session. Whenever the VR session is cancelled, a double beep is played to
indicate you have exited the system.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice
feedback, press the volume control switches
(+ or -) on the steering wheel while being
provided with feedback. You can also use
the radio volume control knob.
● In most cases you can interrupt the voice
feedback to speak the next command by
button on the steering
pressing the
wheel.
● To use the system faster, you may speak the
second level commands with the main menu
command on the main menu. For example,
button and after the tone
press the
say, “Call Redial.”
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How to say numbers
NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers in voice commands. Refer
to the following rules and examples.
● Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for “0”.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
– “One eight oh oh six six two six two oh
oh”, or
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two oh
oh”
● Words can be used for the first 4 digits
places only.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
– “Six six two”
The system repeats the numbers and
prompts you to enter more.
– “Six two zero zero”
● Say “pound” for “#”. Say “star” for “*” (available when using the “Special Number” command and the “Send” command during a
call).
See “List of voice commands” and “Special
number” in this section for more information.
Example: 1-555-1212 *123
– “One eight hundred six six two six two oh
oh”,
– “One five five five one two one two star
one two three”
– NOT “One eight hundred six six two sixty
two hundred,” and
● Say “plus” for “+” (available only when using
the “Special Number” command).
– NOT “One eight oh oh six six two sixty two
hundred”
● Say “pause” for a 2-second pause (available
only when storing a phonebook number).
● Numbers can be spoken in small groups.
The system will prompt you to continue entering digits, if desired.
Example: 1-800-662-6200
– “One eight zero zero”
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NOTE:
For best results, say phone numbers as
single digits.
The voice command “Help” is available at any
time. Please use the “Help” command to get
information on how to use the system.
Voice Prompt Interrupt
In most cases you can interrupt the voice feedback to speak the next command by pressing
button on the steering wheel. After
the
interrupting the system, wait for a beep before
speaking your command.
One Shot Call
To use the system faster, you may speak the
second level commands with the main menu
command on the main menu. For example, press
button and after the tone say, “Call
the
Redial”.
You can also use the
button
to interrupt the system feedback
and give a command at once. See
“List of voice commands” and
“During a call” in this section for
more information.
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CONTROL BUTTONS
The control buttons for the Bluetooth® HandsFree Phone System are located on the steering
wheel.
PHONE/SEND
Press the
button to initiate
a VR session or answer an incoming call.
PHONE/END
While the Voice Recognition system is active, press and hold
the
button for 5 seconds to
quit the Voice Recognition system
at any time.
Tuning switch
While using the Voice Recognition system, tilt the tuning switch
up or down to manually control
the phone system.
GETTING STARTED
The following procedures will help you get
started using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System with NISSAN Voice Recognition. For additional command options, refer to “List of voice
commands” in this section.
Choosing a language
You can interact with the Bluetooth® HandsFree Phone System using English, Spanish or
French.
To change the language, perform the following.
button for more
1. Press and hold the
than 5 seconds.
2. The system announces: “Press the
) button for the
PHONE/SEND (
hands-free phone system to enter the voice
adaptation mode or press the PHONE/END
) button to select a different lan(
guage.”
button.
3. Press the
For information on voice adaptation, see
“Voice Adaptation (VA) mode” in this section.
4. The system announces the current language
and gives you the option to change the language to Spanish (in Spanish) or French (in
French). To select the current language,
) button. To
press the PHONE/SEND (
select a different language, tilt the tuning
switch (
or
) up or down.
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NOTE:
You must press the
button within
5 seconds to change the language.
5. If you decide not to change the language, do
not press either button. After 5 seconds, the
VR session will end, and the language will
not be changed.
Connecting procedure
NOTE:
The connecting procedure must be performed when the vehicle is stationary. If the
vehicle starts moving during the procedure,
the procedure will be cancelled.
Main Menu
A
“Connect phone” 䊊
B
“Add phone” 䊊
C
Initiate from handset 䊊
D
Name phone 䊊
1. Press the
button on the steering
wheel. The system announces the available
commands.
B . The system acknowl3. Say: “Add phone” 䊊
edges the command and asks you to initiate
C.
connecting from the phone handset 䊊
The connecting procedure of the cellular
phone varies according to each cellular
phone model. See the cellular phone Owner’s Manual for details. You can also visit
www.NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for instructions on connecting NISSAN recommended cellular phones.
When prompted for a Passkey code, enter
“1234” from the handset. The Passkey code
“1234” has been assigned by NISSAN and
cannot be changed.
4. The system asks you to say a name for the
D.
phone 䊊
If the name is too long or too short, the
system tells you, then prompts you for a
name again.
Also, if more than one phone is connected
and the name sounds too much like a name
already used, the system tells you, then
prompts you for a name again.
A . The system ac2. Say: “Connect phone” 䊊
knowledges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
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Making a call by entering a phone
number
Main Menu
A
“Call” 䊊
B
“Phone Number” 䊊
C
Speak the digits 䊊
D
“Dial” 䊊
1. Press the
button on the steering
wheel. A tone will sound.
A . The system acknowledges
2. Say: “Call” 䊊
the command and announces the next set of
available commands.
B . The system ac3. Say “Phone Number” 䊊
knowledges the command and announces
the next set of available commands.
4. Say the number you wish to call starting with
C . If the
the area code in single digit format 䊊
system has trouble recognizing the correct
phone number, try entering the number in
the following groups: 3-digit area code,
3-digit prefix and the last 4-digits. For example, 555-121-3354 can be said as “five
five five” as the 1st group, then “one two
one” as the 2nd group, and “three three five
four” as the 3rd group. For dialing more than
10 digits or any special characters, say
“Special Number”. See “How to say numbers” in this section for more information.
5. When you have finished speaking the phone
number, the system repeats it back and announces the available commands.
D . The system acknowledges
6. Say: “Dial” 䊊
the command and makes the call.
For additional command options, see “List of
voice commands” in this section.
Receiving a call
When you hear the ring tone, press the
button on the steering wheel.
Once the call has ended, press the
on the steering wheel.
button
NOTE:
If you do not wish to take the call when you
button
hear the ring tone, press the
on the steering wheel.
For additional command options, see “List of
voice commands” in this section.
LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS
Main Menu
“Call”
Main Menu
“Call”
“Call”
“Phonebook”
A
(Speak name) 䊊
“Recent Calls”
“Phone Number”
“Connect Phone”
B
(Speak Digits) 䊊
C
“Special Number” 䊊
When you press and release the
button on
the steering wheel, you can choose from the
commands on the Main Menu. The following
pages describe these commands and the commands in each sub-menu.
A
(Speak name) 䊊
Remember to wait for the tone before
speaking.
If you have stored entries in the phonebook, you
can dial a number associated with a name.
After the main menu, you can say “Help” to hear
the list of commands currently available any time
the system is waiting for a response.
See “Phonebook” in this section to learn how to
store entries.
If you want to end an action without completing it,
you can say “Cancel” or “Quit” at any time the
system is waiting for a response. The system will
end the VR session. Whenever the VR session is
cancelled, a double beep is played to indicate
you have exited the system.
If you want to go back to the previous command,
you can say “Go back” or “Correction” any time
the system is waiting for a response.
D
“Redial” 䊊
E
“Call Back” 䊊
When prompted by the system, say the name of
the phone book entry you wish to call. The system
acknowledges the name.
If there are multiple numbers associated with the
name, the system asks you to choose the correct
number.
Once you have confirmed the name and location,
the system begins the call.
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B
(Speak Digits) 䊊
When prompted by the system, say the number
you wish to call. Refer to “How to say numbers”
and “Making a call by entering a phone number”
in this section for more details.
C
“Special Number” 䊊
For dialing more than 10 digits or any special
characters, say “Special Number”. When the
system acknowledges the command, the system
will prompt you to speak the number.
D
“Redial” 䊊
Use the Redial command to call the last number
that was dialed.
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.
E
“Call Back” 䊊
Use the Call Back command to dial the number of
the last incoming call within the vehicle.
The system acknowledges the command, repeats the number and begins dialing.
If a call back number does not exist, the system
announces, “There is no number to call back” and
ends the VR session.
The system announces, “Transfer call. Call
transferred to privacy mode.” The system
then ends the VR session.
During a call
To reconnect the call from the cellular phone
to the Bluetooth® Hands-Free System,
button.
press the
During a call there are several command options
button on the steering
available. Press the
wheel to mute the receiving voice and enter commands.
● “Help” — The system announces the available commands.
● “Cancel/Quit” — The system announces
“Cancel,” ends the VR session and returns
to the call.
● “Send” — Use the Send command to enter
numbers, “*” or “#” during a call. For example, if you were directed to dial an extension by an automated system:
Say: “Send 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. Say “star” for “*”,
Say “pound” for “#”.
● “Transfer call” — Use the Transfer Call command to transfer the call from the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System to
the cellular phone when privacy is desired.
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● “Mute” — Use the Mute command to mute
your voice so the other party cannot hear it.
Use the mute command again to unmute
your voice.
NOTE:
If a call is ended or the cellular phone
network connection is lost while the Mute
feature is on, the Mute feature will be reset
to “off” for the next call so the other party
can hear your voice.
“Phonebook” (phones without
automatic phonebook download
function)
NOTE:
The “Transfer Entry” command is not available when the vehicle is moving.
Main Menu
“Phonebook”
A
“Transfer Entry” 䊊
B
“Delete Entry” 䊊
C
“List Names” 䊊
For phones that do not support automatic download of the phonebook (PBAP Bluetooth® profile), the “Phonebook” command is used to manually add entries to the vehicle phonebook.
The phonebook stores up to 40 names for each
phone connected to the system.
NOTE:
Each phone has its own separate phonebook. You cannot access Phone A’s phonebook if you are currently connected with
Phone B.
A
“Transfer Entry” 䊊
Use the Transfer Entry command to store a new
name in the system.
When prompted by the system, say the name you
would like to give the new entry.
For example, say: “Mary.”
If the name is too long or too short, the system
tells you, then prompts you for a name again.
Also, if the name sounds too much like a name
already stored, the system tells you, then prompts
you for a name again.
The system confirms the name, location and
number.
The system will ask you to transfer a phone
number stored in the cellular phone’s memory.
Use the Delete Entry command to erase one
entry from the phonebook. After the system recognizes the command, speak the name to delete
or say “List Names” to choose an entry.
Enter a phone number by voice command:
For example, say: “five five five one two one two.”
See “How to say numbers” in this section for
more information.
To transfer a phone number stored in the cellular
phone’s memory:
Say “Transfer entry.” The system acknowledges
the command and asks you to initiate the transfer
from the phone handset. The new contact phone
number will be transferred from the cellular
phone via the Bluetooth® communication link.
The transfer procedure varies according to each
cellular phone. See the cellular phone Owner’s
Manual for details. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for instructions
on transferring phone numbers from NISSAN
recommended cellular phones.
The system repeats the number and prompts you
for the next command. When you have finished
entering numbers or transferring an entry, choose
“Store.”
B
“Delete Entry” 䊊
C
“List Names” 䊊
Use the List Names command to hear all the
names in the phonebook.
The system recites the phonebook entries but
does not include the actual phone numbers.
When the playback of the list is complete, the
system goes back to the main menu.
You can stop the playback of the list at any time
button on the steering
by pressing the
wheel. The system ends the VR session.
“Phonebook” (phones with automatic
phonebook download function)
NOTE:
The “Transfer Entry” command is not available when the vehicle is moving.
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NOTE:
Main Menu
“Phonebook”
Say a Name
A
“List Names” 䊊
B
“Record Name” 䊊
For phones that support automatic download of
the phonebook (PBAP Bluetooth® profile), the
“Phonebook” command is used to manage entries in the vehicle phonebook. You can say the
name of an entry at this menu to initiate dialing of
that entry.
The phonebook stores up to 1000 names for
each phone connected to the system.
When a phone is connected to the system, the
phonebook is automatically downloaded to the
vehicle. This feature allows you to access your
phonebook from the Bluetooth® system and call
contacts by name. You can record a custom
voice tag for contact names that the system has
difficulty recognizing. For more information see
“Record name” in this section.
Each phone has its own separate phonebook. You cannot access Phone A’s phonebook if you are currently connected with
Phone B.
“Recent Calls”
Main Menu
“Recent Calls”
A
“Outgoing” 䊊
A
“List Names” 䊊
B
“Incoming” 䊊
Use the List Names command to hear all the
names and locations in the phone book.
D
“Call Back” 䊊
The system recites the phone book entries but
does not include the actual phone numbers.
When the playback of the list is complete, the
system goes back to the main menu.
You can stop the playback of the list at any time
button on the steering
by pressing the
wheel. The system ends the VR session. See the
“Record name” command in this section for information about recording custom voice tags for list
entries that the system has difficulty pronouncing.
B
“Record Name” 䊊
The system allows you to record custom voice
tags for contact names in the phonebook that the
vehicle has difficulty recognizing. This feature can
also be used to record voice tags to directly dial
an entry with multiple numbers. Up to 40 voice
tags can be recorded to the system.
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C
“Missed” 䊊
E
“Redial” 䊊
Use the Recent Calls command to access outgoing, incoming or missed calls or dial numbers
for the last incoming or outgoing calls.
A
“Outgoing” 䊊
Use the Outgoing command to list the outgoing
calls made from the vehicle.
B
“Incoming” 䊊
Use the Incoming command to list the incoming
calls made to the vehicle.
C
“Missed” 䊊
Use the Missed command to list the calls made to
the vehicle that were not answered.
D
“Call Back” 䊊
Use the Call Back command to dial the number of
the last incoming call to the vehicle.
E
“Redial” 䊊
B
“Select Phone” 䊊
Use the Redial command to dial the number of
the last outgoing call from the vehicle.
Use the Select Phone command to select from a
list of phones connected to the vehicle. The system will list the names assigned to each phone
and then prompt you for the phone you wish to
select. Only one phone can be active at a time.
“Connect Phone”
NOTE:
The Add Phone command is not available
when the vehicle is moving.
Main Menu
“Connect Phone”
A
“Add Phone” 䊊
B
“Select Phone” 䊊
C
“Delete Phone” 䊊
D
“Replace Phone” 䊊
E
“Bluetooth OFF” 䊊
Use the Connect Phone commands to manage
the phones connecting to the vehicle or to enable
the Bluetooth® function on the vehicle.
“Add Phone” 䊊
A
Use the Add Phone command to add a phone to
the vehicle. See “Connecting procedure” in this
section for more information.
C
“Delete Phone” 䊊
Use the Delete Phone command to delete a
phone that is connected to the vehicle. The system will list the names assigned to each phone
and then prompt you for the phone you wish to
delete. Deleting a phone from the vehicle will also
delete the phonebook for that phone.
D
“Replace Phone” 䊊
Use the Replace Phone command to replace an
existing phone pairing with a new phone. The
system will keep all voice tags assigned to your
phonebook.
E
“Bluetooth OFF” 䊊
Use the Bluetooth OFF command to prevent a
wireless connection to your phone.
VOICE ADAPTATION (VA) MODE
Voice Adaptation allows up to two out-of-dialect
users to train the system to improve recognition
accuracy. By repeating a number of commands,
the users can create a voice model of their own
voice that is stored in the system. The system is
capable of storing a different voice adaptation
model for each connected phone.
Training procedure
The procedure for training a voice is as follows.
1. Position the vehicle in a reasonably quiet
outdoor location.
2. Sit in the driver’s seat with the engine running, the parking brake on, and the transmission in P (Park).
3. Press and hold the
than 5 seconds.
button for more
4. The system announces: “Press the
) button for the
PHONE/SEND (
hands-free phone system to enter the voice
adaptation mode or press the PHONE/END
) button to select a different lan(
guage.”
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5. Press the
button.
For information on selecting a different language, see “Choosing a language” in this
section.
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
Training phrases
● outgoing
During the VA mode, the system instructs the
trainer to say the following phrases. (The system
will prompt you for each phrase.)
● call three one nine oh two
● phonebook transfer entry
● dial three oh four two nine
● delete call back number
● incoming
● transfer entry
8. The VA mode will be explained. Follow the
instructions provided by the system.
● eight pause nine three two pause seven
9. When training is finished, the system will tell
you an adequate number of phrases have
been recorded.
● call seven two four zero nine
● delete all entries
● phonebook delete entry
10. The system will announce that voice adaptation has been completed and the system is
ready.
● next entry
The VA mode will stop if:
● yes
● dial star two one seven oh
button is pressed for more than
● The
5 seconds in VA mode.
● no
● The vehicle begins moving during VA mode.
● missed
● The ignition switch is placed in the OFF or
LOCK position.
● dial eight five six nine two
● select
● Bluetooth on
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● nine seven pause pause three oh eight
● cancel
● call back number
● call star two zero nine five
● delete phone
● dial eight three zero five one
● record name
● four three pause two nine pause zero
● delete redial number
● phonebook list names
● call eight oh five four one
● correction
● connect phone
● dial seven four oh one eight
● previous entry
● delete
● dial nine seven two six six
● call seven six three oh one
● go back
● call five six two eight zero
● dial six six four three seven
MANUAL CONTROL
While using the voice recognition system, it is
possible to select menu options by using the
steering wheel controls instead of speaking voice
commands. This can be especially helpful if the
noise of driving makes it difficult for the voice
recognition system to accurately interpret commands. The manual control mode does not allow
dialing a phone number by digits. The user may
select an entry from the Phonebook or Recent
Calls lists. To re-activate voice recognition, exit
the manual control mode by pressing and holding
) button. At that time,
the PHONE/END (
) button will
pressing the PHONE/SEND (
start the Hands Free Phone System.
● To browse the menu options, tilt the tuning
) switch up or down. The system will
(
always speak the current menu option. Depending on the audio display, it will also
show the current menu option.
● To select the current menu option, press the
) button.
PHONE/SEND (
● To go back to the previous menu, press the
) button. If the current
PHONE/END (
menu is the Main Menu, pressing the
) button will exit the
PHONE/END (
Phone system.
● To exit the manual control mode, press and
) button for
hold the PHONE/END (
5 seconds.
Operating tips
● To enter manual control mode, start the
voice recognition system and tilt the tuning
) switch up or down. The system will
(
speak ⬙Showing Manual Options⬙ when
manual controls are initially activated.
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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
System fails to interpret the command correctly.
The system consistently selects the wrong entry from the
phone book.
Solution
1. Ensure that the command is valid. See “List of voice commands” in this section.
2. Ensure that the command is spoken after the tone.
3. Speak clearly without pausing between words and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level in the vehicle.
4. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive (for example, windows open or defroster on). NOTE: If it is too
noisy to use the phone, it is likely that the voice commands will not be recognized.
5. If more than one command was said at a time, try saying the commands separately.
6. If the system consistently fails to recognize commands, the voice training procedure should be carried out to improve the recognition response for the speaker. See “Voice Adaptation (VA) mode” in this section.
1. Ensure that the phone book entry name requested matches what was originally stored. This can be confirmed by
using the “List Names” command. See “Phonebook” in this section.
2. Replace one of the names being confused with a new name.
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BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE PHONE
SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
(if so equipped)
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 are 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.
CAUTION
To avoid discharging the vehicle battery,
use a phone after starting the engine.
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Your NISSAN is equipped with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System. If you have a compatible Bluetooth® enabled cellular phone, you
can set up the wireless connection between your
cellular phone and the in-vehicle phone module.
With Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can
make or receive a hands-free telephone call with
your cellular phone in the vehicle.
Once your cellular phone is connected to the
in-vehicle phone module, no other phone connecting procedure is required. Your phone is
automatically connected with the in-vehicle
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phone module when the ignition switch is placed
in the ON position with the connected cellular
phone turned on and carried in the vehicle.
You can register up to 5 different Bluetooth®
cellular phones to the in-vehicle phone module.
However, you can talk on only one cellular phone
at a time.
NISSAN Voice Recognition system supports the
phone commands, so dialing a phone number
using your voice is possible. For more details, see
“NISSAN Voice Recognition System” in this section.
Before using the Bluetooth® 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 hands-free phone
system.
● Some Bluetooth® enabled cellular phones
may not be recognized by the in-vehicle
phone
module.
Please
visit
www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for a recommended phone list and connecting.
● You will not be able to use a hands-free
phone under the following conditions:
– Your vehicle is outside of the cellular service area.
– Your vehicle is in an area where it is
difficult to receive cellular signal; such as
in a tunnel, in an underground parking
garage, near a tall building or in a mountainous area.
– Your cellular phone is locked to prevent it
from being 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
placed in the ON position, it may be impossible to receive a call for a short period of
time.
● Do not place the cellular phone in an area
surrounded by metal or far away from the
in-vehicle phone module to prevent tone
quality degradation and wireless connection
disruption.
● While a cellular phone is connected through
the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the
battery power of the cellular phone may discharge quicker than usual. The Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System cannot charge
cellular phones.
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● If the hands-free phone system seems to be
malfunctioning, see “Troubleshooting guide”
in this section. You can also visit
www.nissanusa.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 charges, cellular
phone antenna and body, etc.
● The signal strength display on the monitor
will not coincide with the signal strength
display of some cellular phones.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
FCC Regulatory information
– CAUTION: To maintain compliance with
FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, use only the
supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna,
modification, or attachments could damage
the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
– Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference and
2. this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
IC Regulatory information
– Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
– This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
BLUETOOTH® is a
trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and licensed to
Bosch.
VOICE COMMANDS
You can use voice commands to operate various
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System features
using the NISSAN Voice Recognition system. For
more details, see “NISSAN Voice Recognition
System” in this section.
Voice Prompt Interrupt
In most cases you can interrupt the voice feedback to speak the next command by pressing
button on the steering wheel. After
the
interrupting the system, wait for a beep before
speaking your command.
One Shot Call
To use the system faster, you may speak the
second level commands with the main menu
command on the main menu. For example, press
button and after the tone say, “Call
the
Redial”.
CONNECTING PROCEDURE
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2. Select the “Settings” key.
NOTE:
The connecting procedure must be performed when the vehicle is stationary. If the
vehicle starts moving during the procedure,
the procedure will be cancelled.
1. Press the MENU button on the control
panel.
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3. Select the “Phone & Bluetooth” key.
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4. Select the “Connect New Device” key.
VEHICLE PHONEBOOK
5. Initiate the connecting process from the
handset. The system will display the message: “Is PIN XXXXXX displayed on your
Bluetooth device?”. If the PIN is displayed
on your Bluetooth® device, select “Yes” to
complete the connecting process.
To access the vehicle phonebook:
For more information, see the Bluetooth® device’s Owner’s Manual.
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1. Press the
button on the control panel.
2. Select the “Phonebook” key.
● “Redial”: Dial the last outgoing call from the
vehicle.
”: Input the phone number manually
● “
using a keypad displayed on the screen. For
information on how to use the touch screen,
see “How to use the touch screen” in this
section.
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3. Choose the desired entry from the displayed
list.
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MAKING A CALL
To make a call, follow the procedure below:
NOTE:
To scroll quickly through the list, touch the
“A-Z” key in the upper right corner of the
screen. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL knob to
choose a letter or number and then press
ENTER. The list will move to the first entry
that begins with that number or letter.
4. The number of the entry will be displayed on
the screen. Touch the number to initiate dialing.
1. Press the
button on the control panel.
The “Phone” screen will appear on the display.
2. Select one of the following options to make a
call:
● “Phonebook”: Select the name from an entry
stored in the vehicle phonebook.
● “Call Lists”: Select the name from the incoming, outgoing or missed call history.
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ENDING A CALL
To end a phone call, select the red phone (
)
icon on the screen or press the
button on
the steering wheel.
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RECEIVING A CALL
DURING A CALL
When a call is placed to the connected phone,
the display will change to phone mode.
While a call is active, the following options are
available on the screen:
To accept the incoming call, either:
● Press the
wheel, or
button on the steering
● Touch the green phone icon on the screen.
To reject the incoming call, either:
● Press the
wheel, or
button on the steering
● “Handset”
Select this option to switch control of the
phone call over to the handset.
● “Mute Mic.”
Select this option to mute the microphone.
Select again to unmute the microphone.
) icon
● Red phone (
Select to end the phone call.
● Touch the red phone icon on the screen.
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● Use the text messaging feature after
stopping your vehicle in a safe location.
If you have to use the feature while
driving, exercise extreme caution at all
times so full attention may be given to
vehicle operation.
● If you are unable to devote full attention
to vehicle operation while using the text
messaging feature, pull off the road to a
safe location and stop your vehicle.
The system allows for the sending and receiving
of text messages through the vehicle interface.
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TEXT MESSAGING
WARNING
● Laws in some jurisdictions may restrict
the use of “Text-to-Speech.” Check local regulations before using this
feature.
● Laws in some jurisdictions may restrict
the use of some of the applications and
features such as social networking and
text. Check local regulations for any
requirements.
Sending a text message:
button.
1. Press the
2. Say “Send Text”.
3. The system will provide a list of available
commands in order to determine the recipient of the text message. Choose from the
following:
For more information about these options,
see “Voice commands” in this section.
4. Once a recipient is chosen, the system
prompts for which message to send. Five
predefined messages are available as well
as three custom messages. To choose one
of the predefined messages, speak one of
the following:
● “Driving, can’t text”
● “Call me”
● “On my way”
● “Running late”
● “Okay”
To send one of the custom messages, say
“Custom Messages”. If more than one custom message is stored, the system will
prompt for the number of the desired custom message. For more information on setting and managing custom text messages,
see “Bluetooth® settings” in this section.
● (a name)
● Number
● Incoming Calls
● Outgoing Calls
● Missed Calls
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● Call Back
Speak this command to call the sender of
the text message using the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System.
● Send Text
Speak this command to send a text message
response to the sender of the text message.
● Read Text
Speak this command to read the text message again.
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Reading a received text message:
1. Press the
button.
2. Say “Read Text”.
The text message, sender and delivery time are
shown on the screen. Use the tuning switch to
scroll through all text messages if more than one
button to exit the
are available. Press the
button to
text message screen. Press the
access the following options for replying to the
text message:
● Previous Text
Speak this command to move to the previous text message (if available).
● Next Text
Speak this command to move to the next text
message (if available).
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BLUETOOTH SETTINGS
To access the phone settings:
NOTE:
1. Press the MENU button.
Text messages are only displayed if the
vehicle speed is less than 5 mph.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
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● Replace Connected Device
Select to replace a Bluetooth® device from
a list of those devices connected to the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
● Delete Connected Device
Select to delete a Bluetooth® device from a
list of those devices connected to the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
● Bluetooth
Select to toggle the Bluetooth® on and off.
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3. Select the “Phone & Bluetooth” key.
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● Phone Settings
See “Phone settings” in this section for more
information.
● Connect New Device
Select to connect a new Bluetooth® device
to the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
● Select Connected Device
Select to choose a Bluetooth® device from
a list of those devices connected to the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.
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● Use Phonebook From:
Select “Handset” to use the phone’s phonebook. Select “SIM” to use the phonebook on
the SIM card. Select “Both” to use both
sources.
● Download Phonebook Now
Select to download the phonebook to the
vehicle from the chosen source.
● Record Name for Phonebook Entry
Select to record a name for a phonebook
entry for use with the NISSAN Voice Recognition System.
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PHONE SETTINGS
To access the phone settings:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Settings” key.
3. Select the “Phone & Bluetooth” key.
4. Select the “Phone Settings” key and adjust
the following settings as desired:
● Sort Phonebook By:
Select “First Name” or “Last Name” to
choose how phonebook entries are alphabetically displayed on the screen.
● Text Messaging
Select to toggle the text message functionality on or off.
● Show Incoming Text for
Select “Driver” to have text message notifications shown in the vehicle information display. Select “Both” to have text message
notifications shown in both the vehicle information display and the center display
screen. Select “None” to have text message
notifications not displayed.
● Auto Reply
Select to toggle the text message auto reply
functionality on or off.
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● Auto Reply Message
Select to choose a message that is sent
when the auto reply function is activated.
● Use Vehicle’s Signature
Select to toggle on or off the addition of the
vehicle signature to outgoing messages.
● Custom Text Messages
Select the predefined text messages that
are used by the system.
NISSAN VOICE RECOGNITION
SYSTEM (if so equipped)
● If the command is not recognized, the system announces: “Available commands are.”
Repeat the command in a clear voice.
The NISSAN Voice Recognition system allows
hands-free operation of the systems equipped on
this vehicle, such as the phone and navigation
systems.
● If you want to cancel the command or go
back to the previous menu of commands,
button. The system will anpress the
nounce: “Voice recognition canceled” or
“Go back” depending on the current menu
level.
To operate NISSAN Voice Recognition, press
button located on the steering wheel.
the
When prompted, speak the command for the
system you wish to activate. The command given
is picked up by the microphone and performed
when it is properly recognized. NISSAN Voice
Recognition will provide a voice response as well
as a message in the center display to inform you
of the command results.
● Press the BACK button on the control panel
to move back through the menus displayed
on the screen.
USING THE SYSTEM
Initialization
When the ignition switch is in the ON position,
NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized, which
takes a few seconds. When completed, the system is ready to accept voice commands. If
button is pressed before the initializathe
tion completes, the system will announce: “Voice
Recognition System not ready. Please wait.”
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Giving voice commands
1. Press the
button.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the voice
feedback, use the volume control switches
on the steering wheel or the volume knob on
the control panel.
2. The system announces: “Please say a command.” A list of available commands is spoken by the system.
3. After the tone sounds and the face icon on
the display changes, speak a command.
Available commands are discussed in this
section.
4. Voice and display feedback are provided
when the command is accepted.
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● Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a
command. Otherwise, the command will not
be received properly.
● Start speaking a command within 3.5 seconds after the tone sounds.
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
between words.
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● The voice command screen can also be
accessed using the control panel display:
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the “Voice Commands” key.
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SYSTEM FEATURES
NISSAN Voice Recognition can activate the following systems:
● Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System
Operating tips
● Navigation
To get the best performance out of NISSAN
Voice Recognition, observe the following:
● Audio
● 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.
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● Information
For additional information on the navigation system, see the separate Navigation System Owner’s Manual.
How to say numbers
NISSAN Voice Recognition requires a certain
way to speak numbers in voice commands. Refer
to the following examples.
General rule: Either “zero” or “oh” can be used for
“0”.
Phone numbers
Speak phone numbers according to the following
example. For 1-800-662-6200, say dial number
and then speak the phone number in any of the
following formats:
● “one eight oh oh six six two six two oh oh”
● “one eight hundred six six two six two oh oh”
● “one eight zero zero six six two six two oh oh”
For the best voice recognition phone dialing results, say phone numbers as single digits. Also,
full numbers can only be spoken for “800”. For
example, you cannot say 555-6000 as “five five
five six thousand”.
BLUETOOTH® HANDS-FREE
PHONE SYSTEM VOICE
COMMANDS
To access the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System voice commands:
1. Press the
button.
2. Say “Call” and then a name in the vehicle
phonebook to call that entry. Otherwise, say
“Phone” to access various phone commands.
If the Bluetooth® has been set to “Off”, the
system announces: “Bluetooth® is off. Would
you like to turn Bluetooth® on?”
If no phone is connected to the system and the
vehicle is stationary, the system announces:
“There is no phone connected. Would you like to
connect a phone now?” Say “Yes” to connect a
phone. All further Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone
System voice commands are only available if a
phone is connected.
If a phone is connected and Bluetooth® is set to
“On”, the following voice commands are available:
● Call (a name)
Allows user to select a contact and dial
immediately.
● Dial Number
Allows for up to 24 digits to be dialed. After
the number is entered, say “Dial” to initiate
dialing. Say “Correction” to correct the number entered. Say “Go Back” to return to the
main menu.
● List Phonebook
Starting with the first alphabetical entry in
the vehicle phonebook, the system prompts
for an additional command. Say “Dial” to call
the number of the phonebook entry. Say
“Send Text” to send a text message to the
number of the phonebook entry. Say “Next
Entry” to skip to the next alphabetical entry in
the vehicle phonebook, where the same options will then be available.
● Recent Calls
The system prompts for an additional command. Say “Missed Calls”, “Incoming Calls”
or “Outgoing Calls” to display a list of such
calls on the screen.
Speak the number of the entry displayed on
the screen to dial that number or say “Next
Page” to view entries on the next page (if
available).
● Redial
Redials the last called number.
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● Read Text
Reads an incoming text message. For more
information about text messaging with the
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, see
“Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
with Navigation System” in this section.
● Send Text
Sends a text message. For more information
about text messaging with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free
Phone
System,
see
“Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
with Navigation System” in this section.
● Select Phone
The system replies “Please use manual controls to continue”. Use manual controls to
change the active phone from among the
listed phones connected to the vehicle.
For more information about the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System, see “Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System with Navigation System” in this section.
NAVIGATION SYSTEM VOICE
COMMANDS
● AM
The following voice commands are available for
the Navigation System:
● XM (satellite radio, if so equipped)
● Places
● Street Address
● Address Book
● Home
● Previous Destination
For more information about these commands,
see the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
Switches the audio system to the AM mode.
Switches the audio system to the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio mode.
● CD
Switches the audio system to the CD mode.
A CD must be inserted for this command to
be functional.
● iPod®
Switches the audio system to the iPod®
mode. An iPod® must be connected for this
command to be available and functional.
AUDIO SYSTEM VOICE
COMMANDS
The following sub-commands are available
for iPod®:
To access the audio system voice commands:
– Now Playing
1. Press the button.
– Menu
2. Say “Audio”
– Playlists
3. Speak a command from the following available commands:
– Artists
● FM
Switches the audio system to the FM mode.
– Albums
– Genres
– Songs
– Shuffle Songs*
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– Composers*
– Audiobooks*
– Podcasts*
* Say “Next Page” to access these commands. Say “Previous Page” to return to the
first page of commands.
● USB
Switches the audio system to the USB
mode. A USB device must be inserted for
this command to be available and functional.
● Pandora®
Switches the audio system to the Pandora®
audio mode. A compatible Bluetooth® audio device with a Pandora® application
must be connected to the system for this
command to be functional.
● Bluetooth®
Switches the audio system to the
Bluetooth® audio mode. A compatible
Bluetooth® audio device must be connected to the system for this command to be
functional.
● AUX
HELP VOICE COMMANDS
Switches the audio system to the AUX
mode. An AUX device must be connected
for this command to be functional.
For more information about the audio system, see
“Audio system” in this section.
INFORMATION VOICE COMMANDS
The following voice commands are available for
the information functions of the Navigation System:
The following voice commands can be spoken to
have the system provide instructions and tips for
using the NISSAN Voice Recognition system.
● List Commands
● What Can I Say?
● General Help
● Quit
● Exit
● Traffic
● Current Weather
● Weather Forecast
● Google Send-To-Car
● Google Search
For more information about these commands,
see the separate Navigation System Owner’s
Manual.
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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
The system responds “Command Not
Recognized” or the system fails to recognize the command correctly.
Solution
1. Ensure that the command format is valid. Use the “List Commands” or “What Can I Say?” command under the “Help” menu.
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, with the windows open or the defroster on).
NOTE:
If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that voice commands will not be recognized.
4. If optional words of the command have been omitted, then the command should be tried with these in place.
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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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Rapid air pressure loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Drinking alcohol/drugs and driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Ignition switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Driving the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . 5-10
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Cruise control (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Precautions on cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Cruise control operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Fuel efficient driving tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Parking/parking on hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Brake precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Freeing a frozen door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Anti-freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Draining of coolant water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Tire equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Special winter equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Driving on snow or ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
PRECAUTIONS WHEN STARTING
AND DRIVING
WARNING
● Do not leave children or adults who
would normally require the assistance
of others alone in your vehicle. Pets
should also not be left alone. They
could accidentally injure themselves or
others through inadvertent operation of
the vehicle. Also, on hot, sunny days,
temperatures in a closed vehicle could
quickly become high enough to cause
severe or possibly fatal injuries to
people or animals.
● Properly secure all cargo to help prevent it from sliding or shifting. Do not
place cargo higher than the seatbacks.
In a sudden stop or collision, unsecured
cargo could cause personal injury.
EXHAUST GAS (carbon monoxide)
WARNING
● Do not breathe exhaust gases; they
contain colorless and odorless carbon
monoxide. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. It can cause unconsciousness or
death.
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● If you suspect that exhaust fumes are
entering the vehicle, drive with all windows fully open, and have the vehicle
inspected immediately.
● Do not run the engine in closed spaces
such as a garage.
● Do not park the vehicle with the engine
running for any extended length of time.
● Keep the rear vent windows, lift gates,
doors and trunk lids (if so equipped)
closed while driving, otherwise exhaust
gases could be drawn into the passenger compartment. If you must drive with
one of these open, follow these
precautions:
1. Open all the windows.
2. Turn the air recirculation mode off
and set the fan speed control to the
highest level to circulate the air.
● The exhaust system and body should be
inspected by a qualified mechanic
whenever:
a. The vehicle is raised for service.
b. You suspect that exhaust fumes are
entering
into
the
passenger
compartment.
c. You notice a change in the sound of
the exhaust system.
d. You have had an accident involving
damage to the exhaust system, underbody, or rear of the vehicle.
THREE-WAY CATALYST
The three-way catalyst is an emission control
device installed in the exhaust system. Exhaust
gases in the three-way catalyst are burned at
high temperatures to help reduce pollutants.
WARNING
● The exhaust gas and the exhaust system are very hot. Keep people, animals
or flammable materials away from the
exhaust system components.
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry grass,
waste paper or rags. They may ignite
and cause a fire.
CAUTION
● Do not use leaded gasoline. Deposits
from leaded gasoline will seriously reduce the three-way catalyst’s ability to
help reduce exhaust pollutants.
● Keep your engine tuned up. Malfunctions in the ignition, fuel injection, or
electrical systems can cause overrich
fuel flow into the three-way catalyst,
causing it to overheat. Do not keep driving if the engine misfires, or if noticeable loss of performance or other unusual
operating
conditions
are
detected. Have the vehicle inspected
promptly by a NISSAN dealer.
● Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause
the engine to misfire, damaging the
three-way catalyst.
● Do not race the engine while warming it
up.
● Do not push or tow your vehicle to start
the engine.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
SYSTEM (TPMS)
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label, located in the
driver’s door opening.
(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 all 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. Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s
responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure,
even if under-inflation has not reached the level to
trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure
telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the
system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire
pressure telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be able to detect
or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons,
including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent
the TPMS from functioning properly. Always
check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and
wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function
properly.
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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 all your tires are 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.
● The CHECK TIRE PRES (pressure) warning
message is displayed in the odometer when
the low tire pressure warning light is illuminated and low tire pressure is detected. The
CHECK TIRE PRES warning message turns
off when the low tire pressure warning light
turns off.
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● The low tire pressure warning light remains
illuminated until the tires are inflated to the
recommended COLD tire pressure. The
CHECK TIRE PRES warning message is
displayed each time the ignition switch is
placed in the ON position as long as the low
tire pressure warning light remains illuminated. Check tire pressure warning message “reset button⬙ in the ⬙Instruments and
controls⬙ section.
● The CHECK TIRE PRES warning message
is not displayed if the low tire pressure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction.
● 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, check
the tire pressure for all four tires.
● The Tire and Loading Information label (also
referred to as the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label) is located in the
driver’s door opening.
For additional information, see “Low tire pressure
warning light” in the “Instruments and controls”
section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)” in the “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 underinflated 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 you have a flat tire, replace it with
a spare tire as soon as possible. (See
“Flat tire” in the “In case of emergency”
section for changing a flat tire.)
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is
replaced, tire pressure will not be indicated, the TPMS will not function and the
low tire pressure warning light will flash
for approximately 1 minute. The light will
remain on after 1 minute. Contact your
NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for
tire replacement and/or system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN 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
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.
– 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:
For USA:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. 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.
NOTE:
Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada:
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.
This device complies with 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, loss of control could result in a collision with other vehicles or objects or cause
the vehicle to roll over, 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 overthe-counter drugs which may cause drowsiness).
Always wear your seat belt as outlined in the
“Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this manual, and also
instruct your passengers to do so.
Seat belts help reduce the risk of injury in collisions
and rollovers. In a rollover crash, an unbelted
or improperly belted person is significantly
more likely to be injured or killed than a
person properly wearing a seat belt.
Starting and driving 5-5
OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
If the right side or left side wheels unintentionally
leave the road surface, 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 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 under-inflated
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 “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 “In case of emergency” section of
this manual.
IGNITION SWITCH
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.
NISSAN 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.
Remember, drinking and driving don’t mix! 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.
WARNING
● Never remove the ignition key or place
the ignition switch in the LOCK position
while driving. The steering wheel will
lock (for models with a steering lock
mechanism). This may cause the driver
to lose control of the vehicle and could
result in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
SSD0392
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
TRANSMISSION (CVT)
The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition
switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position
until the shift lever is moved to the P (Park)
position.
● When placing the ignition switch in the
LOCK position, make sure that the shift lever
is in the P (Park) position
● When removing the key from the ignition
switch (if it is inserted), make sure that the
shift lever is in the P (Park) position.
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When the ignition switch cannot be placed to the
LOCK position:
1. Shift the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
2. Move the ignition switch slightly in the ON
direction.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
4. Remove the key if it is inserted in the ignition
switch.
IGNITION SWITCH POSITIONS
LOCK: Normal parking position (0)
OFF: (1)
The engine can be turned off without locking the
steering wheel.
ACC: (Accessories) (2)
This position activates electrical accessories
such as the radio when the engine is not running.
NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER
SYSTEM
The NISSAN Vehicle Immobilizer system will not
allow the engine to start without the use of the
registered key.
If the engine fails to start using a registered key
(for example, when interference is caused by
another registered key, an automated toll road
device or automatic payment device on the key
ring), restart the engine using the following procedure:
If the ignition switch is placed to the LOCK position, the shift lever cannot be moved from the P
(Park) position.
ON: Normal operating position (3)
This position turns on the ignition system and the
electrical accessories.
1. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position
for approximately 5 seconds.
The shift lever can be moved if the ignition
switch is in the ON position and the foot
brake pedal is depressed.
START: (4)
2. Place the ignition switch in the OFF or
LOCK position, and wait approximately
10 seconds.
1 between the
There is an OFF position 䊊
LOCK and ACC positions. The OFF position
is indicated by a “1” on the key cylinder.
This position starts the engine. As soon as the
engine has started, release the key. It automatically returns to the ON position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
4. Restart the engine while holding the device
(which may have caused the interference)
separate from the registered key.
If the no start condition re-occurs, NISSAN recommends placing the registered key on a separate key ring to avoid interference from other
devices.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
STARTING THE ENGINE
● Make sure the area around the vehicle is
clear.
● Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield-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.
● Check that all doors are closed.
● Position
seat
and
restraints/headrests.
adjust
head
● 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 placed in the ON position. See “Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders” in the “Instruments and
controls” section of this manual.
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). P (Park) is recommended.
The shift lever cannot be moved out of
P (Park) and into any of the other gear
positions if the ignition switch is
turned to the OFF position or if the key
is removed from the ignition switch.
The starter is designed not to operate if
the shift lever is in any of the driving
positions.
3. Crank the engine with your foot off the
accelerator pedal by placing the ignition
switch in the START position. Release the
key when the engine starts. If the engine
starts, but fails to run, repeat the above
procedure.
● 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 hold it
and then crank the engine. Release the
key and 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.
Crank the engine for 5 to 6 seconds. After
cranking the engine, release the accelerator pedal. Crank the engine with your
foot off the accelerator pedal by turning the ignition key to START. Release the
key when the engine starts. If the engine
starts, but fails to run, repeat the above
procedure.
CAUTION
Do not operate the starter for more than
15 seconds at a time. If the engine does
not start, turn the key off and wait 10 seconds before cranking again, otherwise the
starter could be damaged.
4. 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.
Starting and driving 5-9
DRIVING THE VEHICLE
NOTE:
Care should be taken to avoid situations
that can lead to potential battery discharge
and potential no-start conditions such as:
1. Installation or extended use of electronic
accessories that consume battery power
when the engine is not running (Phone chargers, GPS, DVD players, etc.)
2. Vehicle is not driven regularly and/or only
driven short distances. In these cases, the
battery may need to be charged to maintain
battery health.
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
TRANSMISSION (CVT)
WARNING
● Do not depress the accelerator pedal
while shifting from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or L (Low).
Always depress the brake pedal until
shifting is completed. Failure to do so
could cause you to lose control and
have an accident.
● Cold engine idle speed is high, so use
caution when shifting into a forward or
reverse gear before the engine has
warmed up.
● Do not downshift abruptly on slippery
roads. This may cause a loss of control.
● Never shift to P (Park) or R (Reverse)
while the vehicle is moving. This could
cause an accident.
● Except in an emergency, do not shift to
the N (Neutral) position while driving.
Coasting with the transmission in the N
(Neutral) position may cause serious
damage to the transmission.
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.
The CVT in your vehicle is electronically controlled to produce maximum power and smooth
operation.
The recommended operating procedures for this
transmission are shown on the following pages.
Follow these procedures for maximum vehicle
performance and driving enjoyment.
NOTE:
Engine power may be automatically reduced to protect the CVT if the engine
speed increases quickly when driving on
slippery roads or while being tested on
some dynamometers.
Starting the vehicle
1. After starting the engine, fully depress the
foot brake pedal before moving the shift
lever out of the P (Park) position.
2. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and
move the shift lever into a driving gear.
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3. Release the foot brake, then gradually start
the vehicle in motion.
If the ignition switch is placed in the OFF or ACC
position for any reason while the vehicle is in N
(Neutral), or any drive position, the key cannot be
turned to the LOCK position and be removed
from the ignition switch. If this occurs, perform
the following steps:
4. Stop the vehicle completely before moving
the shift lever into the P (Park) position.
The CVT is designed so the foot brake
pedal MUST be depressed before shifting
from P (Park) to any drive position while
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
1. Apply the parking brake when the vehicle is
stopped.
2. Move the shift lever to P (Park) to park the
vehicle and place the ignition switch in the
LOCK position to remove the key.
The shift lever cannot be moved out of P
(Park) and into any of the other gear positions if the ignition switch is placed in the
LOCK, OFF or ACC position or if the key is
removed.
P (Park):
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CAUTION
Shifting
After starting the engine, fully depress the brake
pedal and move the shift lever from P (Park) to
any of the desired shift positions.
WARNING
Apply the parking brake if the shift 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.
To prevent transmission damage, use the
P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only when
the vehicle is completely stopped.
Use the P (Park) shift lever 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 shift lever button pushed in to move the
shift lever from N (Neutral) or any drive
position to P (Park). Apply the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake
first, then place the shift lever into the P (Park)
position.
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R (Reverse):
L (Low):
CAUTION
To prevent transmission damage, use the
P (Park) or R (Reverse) position only when
the vehicle is completely stopped.
Use the R (Reverse) position to back up. Make
sure the vehicle is completely stopped before
selecting the R (Reverse) position. R (Reverse)
speed is limited to 30 MPH (48 km/h). Do not
exceed 30 MPH (48 km/h) in the R (Reverse)
position. The brake pedal must be depressed and the shift lever button pushed
in to move the shift lever from P (Park), N
(Neutral) or any drive position to R (Reverse).
N (Neutral):
Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The
engine can be started in this position. You may
shift to N (Neutral) and restart a stalled engine
while the vehicle is moving.
D (Drive):
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
Use this position for engine braking on steep
downhill gradients/climbing steep slopes and
whenever approaching sharp bends. Do not use
the L (Low) position in any other circumstances.
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Shift lock release
If the battery is discharged, the shift lever may not
be moved from the P (Park) position even with the
foot brake pedal depressed.
To move the shift lever, perform the following
procedure:
1. Place the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the key.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the shift lock release cover using a
suitable tool.
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PARKING BRAKE
4. Push down the shift lock release using a
suitable tool.
5. Push the shift lever button and move the shift
lever to the N (Neutral) position while holding down the shift lock release.
Place the ignition switch in the ON position to
unlock the steering wheel. The vehicle may be
moved to the desired location.
Replace the removed shift lock release cover
after the operation.
If the shift lever cannot be moved out of the P
(Park) position, have a NISSAN dealer check the
CVT system as soon as possible.
Accelerator downshift
— in D position —
For passing or hill climbing, depress the accelerator pedal to the floor. This shifts the transmission down into a lower gear, depending on the
vehicle speed.
Fail-safe
When the fail-safe operation occurs, the CVT will
not be shifted into the selected driving position.
If the vehicle is driven under extreme conditions, such as excessive wheel spinning
and subsequent hard braking, the fail-safe
system may be activated. The MIL may
come on to indicate the fail-safe mode is
activated, see “Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL)” in the “Instruments and controls”
section. This will occur even if all electrical
circuits are functioning properly. In this
case, place the ignition switch in the OFF
position and wait for 10 seconds. Then
place the ignition switch back in the ON
position. The vehicle should return to its
normal operating condition. If it does not
return to its normal operating condition,
have a NISSAN dealer check the transmission and repair if necessary.
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 shift lever 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.
WARNING
When the high fluid temperature protection mode or fail-safe operation occurs,
vehicle speed may be gradually reduced.
The reduced speed may be lower than
other traffic, which could increase the
chance of a collision. Be especially careful
when driving. If necessary, pull to the side
of the road at a safe place and allow the
transmission to return to normal operation, or have it repaired if necessary.
Starting and driving 5-13
CRUISE CONTROL (if so equipped)
WARNING
Do not use the cruise control when driving
under the following conditions:
● When it is not possible to keep the
vehicle at a set speed.
● In heavy traffic or in traffic that varies in
speed.
● On winding or hilly roads.
● On slippery roads (rain, snow, ice, etc.).
● In very windy areas.
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To engage: Pull the lever up.
To release:
1. Firmly apply the foot brake.
2. Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
3. While pulling up on the parking brake lever
slightly, push the button and lower completely.
4. Before driving, be sure the brake warning
light goes out.
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LSD2009
1.
2.
3.
4.
ACCEL/RES switch
COAST/SET switch
CANCEL switch
CRUISE ON/OFF switch
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE
CONTROL
● If the cruise control system malfunctions, it
cancels automatically.
● To properly set the cruise control system,
use the following procedures.
Doing so could cause a loss of vehicle
control and result in an accident.
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
The cruise control allows driving at a speed between 30 - 89 MPH (48 - 144 km/h) without
keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
To turn on the cruise control, push the ON•OFF switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument panel comes on.
To set cruising speed, accelerate the vehicle to
the desired speed, push the COAST/SET switch
and release it. Take your foot off the accelerator
pedal. Your vehicle maintains the set speed.
BREAK-IN SCHEDULE
● To pass another vehicle, depress the accelerator pedal. When you release the
pedal, the vehicle returns to the previously
set speed.
● The vehicle may not maintain the set speed
when going up or down steep hills. If this
happens, drive without the cruise control.
To cancel the preset speed, use one of the
following three methods.
● Push the CANCEL button.
● Tap the brake pedal.
● Push the ON•OFF switch. The CRUISE indicator light in the instrument panel will go
out.
The cruise control is automatically canceled if:
● you depress the brake pedal while pushing
the ACCEL/RES or SET/COAST switch.
The preset speed is deleted from memory.
● the vehicle slows down more than 8 MPH
(13 km/h) below the set speed.
● you move the shift lever to N (Neutral).
To reset at a faster cruising speed, use one of
the following three methods.
● Depress the accelerator pedal. When the
vehicle attains the desired speed, push and
release the COAST/SET switch.
● Push and hold the ACCEL/RES switch.
When the vehicle attains the speed you desire, release the switch.
● Push and release the ACCEL/RES switch.
Each time you do this, the set speed increases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
To reset at a slower cruising speed, use one
of the following three methods.
● Lightly tap the brake pedal. When the vehicle attains the desired speed, push the
COAST/SET switch and release it.
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, and 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.
● Push and hold the COAST/SET switch. Release the switch when the vehicle slows to
the desired speed.
● Push and release the COAST/SET switch.
Each time you do this, the set speed decreases by about 1 MPH (1.6 km/h).
To resume the preset speed, push and release the ACCEL/RES switch. The vehicle returns to the last set cruising speed when the
vehicle speed is over 30 MPH (48 km/h).
Starting and driving 5-15
FUEL EFFICIENT DRIVING TIPS
Follow these easy-to-use Fuel Efficient Driving
Tips to help you achieve the most fuel economy
from your vehicle.
● Above 40 MPH (64 km/h), it is more
efficient to use A/C to cool the vehicle
due to increased aerodynamic drag
1. Use Smooth Accelerator and Brake
Pedal Application
● Recirculating the cool air in the cabin
when the A/C is on reduces cooling load
● Avoid rapid starts and stops
● Use smooth, gentle accelerator and
brake application whenever possible
● Maintain constant speed while commuting and coast whenever possible
2. Maintain Constant Speed
4. Drive at Economical Speeds and Distances
● Observing the speed limit and not exceeding 60 MPH (97 km/h) (where legally allowed) can improve fuel efficiency
due to reduced aerodynamic drag
● Look ahead to try and anticipate and minimize stops
● Maintaining a safe following distance behind other vehicles reduces unnecessary
braking
● Synchronizing your speed with traffic
lights allows you to reduce your number
of stops
● Safely monitoring traffic to anticipate
changes in speed permits reduced braking and smooth acceleration changes
● Maintaining a steady speed can minimize
red light stops and improve fuel efficiency
● Select a gear range suitable to road conditions
3. Use Air Conditioning (A/C) at Higher
Vehicle Speeds
● Below 40 MPH (64 km/h), it is more
efficient to open windows to cool the
vehicle due to reduced engine load
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5. Use Cruise Control
● Using cruise control during highway driving helps maintain a steady speed
● Cruise control is particularly effective in
providing fuel savings when driving on flat
terrains
6. Plan for the Shortest Route
● Utilize a map or navigation system to determine the best route to save time
7. Avoid Idling
● Shutting off your engine when safe for
stops exceeding 30–60 seconds saves
fuel and reduces emissions
8. Buy an Automated Pass for Toll Roads
● Automated passes permit drivers to use
special lanes to maintain cruising speed
through the toll and avoid stopping and
starting
9. Winter Warm Up
● Limit idling time to minimize impact to fuel
economy
● Vehicles typically need no more than
30 seconds of idling at start-up to effectively circulate the engine oil before driving
● Your vehicle will reach its ideal operating
temperature more quickly while driving
versus idling
INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY
10. Keeping your Vehicle Cool
● Keep your engine tuned up.
● Park your vehicle in a covered parking
area or in the shade whenever possible
● Follow the recommended scheduled maintenance.
● When entering a hot vehicle, opening the
windows will help to reduce the inside
temperature faster, resulting in reduced
demand on your A/C system
● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure. Low tire pressure increases tire wear
and lowers fuel economy.
● Keep the wheels in correct alignment. Improper alignment increases tire wear and
lowers fuel economy.
● Use the recommended viscosity engine oil.
See “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in “Technical and consumer information” in this manual.
Starting and driving 5-17
PARKING/PARKING ON HILLS
A
● 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.
B
● 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.
● HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, NO
C
CURB: 䊊
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WARNING
● Do not stop or park the vehicle over
flammable materials such as dry grass,
waste paper or rags. They may ignite
and cause a fire.
● Safe parking procedures require that
both the parking brake be set and the
transmission placed into P (Park). Failure to do so could cause the vehicle to
move unexpectedly or roll away and result in an accident. Make sure the shift
lever has been pushed as far forward as
it can go and cannot be moved without
depressing the foot brake pedal.
5-18 Starting and driving
● Never leave the engine running while
the vehicle is unattended.
● Do not leave children unattended inside
the vehicle. They could unknowingly activate switches or controls. Unattended
children could become involved in serious accidents.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
3. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling into
traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good
practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.
Turn the wheels toward the side of the road
so the vehicle will move away from the center of the road if it moves.
4. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK position.
POWER STEERING
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.
● When the power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running,
there will be no power assist for the
steering. You will still have control of
the vehicle but the steering will be
harder to operate. Have the power
steering system checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
The power steering system is designed to provide power assist while driving to operate the
steering wheel with light force.
When the steering wheel is operated repeatedly
or continuously while parking or driving at a very
low speed, the power assist for the steering
wheel will be reduced. This is to prevent overheating of the power steering system and protect
it from getting damaged. While the power assist
is reduced, steering wheel operation will become
heavy. When the temperature of the power steering system goes down, the power assist level will
return to normal. Avoid repeating such steering
wheel operations that could cause the power
steering system to overheat.
BRAKE SYSTEM
You may hear a sound when the steering wheel is
operated quickly. However, this is not a malfunction.
The brake system has two separate hydraulic
circuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still
have braking at 2 wheels.
If the electric power steering warning light PS
illuminates while the engine is running, it may
indicate the power steering system is not functioning properly and may need servicing. Have
the power steering system checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
BRAKE PRECAUTIONS
When the electric power steering warning light
illuminates with the engine running, there will be
no power assist for the steering but you will still
have control of the vehicle. At this time, greater
steering effort is required to operate the steering
wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low
speeds.
For additional information see “Power steering
warning light” in the “Instruments and controls”
section.
Vacuum assisted brakes
The brake booster aids braking by using engine
vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the
vehicle by depressing the brake pedal. However,
greater foot pressure on the brake pedal will be
required to stop the vehicle and stopping distance will be longer.
Using the brakes
Avoid resting your foot on the brake pedal while
driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the
brake pads faster, and reduce gas mileage.
To help reduce brake wear 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.
Starting and driving 5-19
WARNING
● 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.
● 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.
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 the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe
speed while lightly pressing 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.
Parking brake break-in
Break-in the brake shoes whenever the effect of
the parking brake is weakened or whenever the
brake shoes and/or drums are replaced, in order
to assure the best brake performance.
5-20 Starting and driving
This procedure is described in the vehicle service
manual and can be performed by a NISSAN
dealer.
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.
– 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 “Technical
and consumer information” section
of this manual.
– For detailed information, see
“Wheels and tires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of
this manual.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the
brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard
braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
The system detects the rotation speed at each
wheel and varies the brake fluid pressure to prevent each wheel from locking and sliding. By
preventing each wheel from locking, the system
helps the driver maintain steering control and
helps to minimize swerving and spinning on slippery surfaces.
Using the system
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. Depress the brake pedal with firm steady pressure,
but do not pump the brakes. The ABS will operate to prevent the wheels from locking up. Steer
the vehicle to avoid obstacles.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
SYSTEM
WARNING
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so
may result in increased stopping
distances.
Self-test feature
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric
pumps, hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The
computer has a built-in diagnostic feature that
tests the system each time you start the engine
and move the vehicle at a low speed in forward or
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.
If the ABS warning light illuminates during the
self-test or while driving, have the vehicle
checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Normal operation
When the ABS senses that 1 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.
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.
The ABS operates at speeds above 3 - 6 MPH (5
- 10 km/h). The speed varies according to road
conditions.
Starting and driving 5-21
When the VDC system operates, the
indicator in the instrument panel flashes to note the
following:
indicator flashes if this occurs. All other VDC
indicator will not
functions are off and the
flash.
● The road may be slippery or the system may
determine some action is required to help
keep the vehicle on the steered path.
The VDC system is automatically reset to on
when the ignition switch is placed in the off
position then back to the on position.
● 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.
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.
● Adjust your speed and driving to the road
conditions.
See “Slip indicator light” and ”Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off indicator light” in the ”Instruments and controls” section.
If a malfunction occurs in the system, the
indicator light comes on in the instrument panel.
The VDC system automatically turns off when the
indicator light is off.
The VDC OFF switch is used to turn off the VDC
indicator illuminates to indisystem. The
cate 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 slipping drive wheel. The
5-22 Starting and driving
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.
● Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension.
If suspension parts such as shock absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars,
bushings and wheels are not NISSAN
recommended for your vehicle or are
extremely deteriorated, the VDC system
may not operate properly. This could
adversely affect vehicle handling perindicator may
formance, and the
flash or the
indicator light may
illuminate.
● If brake related parts such as brake
pads, rotors and calipers are not
NISSAN recommended or are extremely
deteriorated, the VDC system may not
indicaoperate properly and the
tor light may illuminate.
● If engine control related parts are not
NISSAN recommended or are extremely
indicator light
deteriorated, the
may illuminate.
● When driving on extremely inclined surfaces such as higher banked corners,
the VDC system may not operate propindicator may flash or
erly and the
the
indicator light may illuminate.
Do not drive on these types of roads.
COLD WEATHER DRIVING
● When driving on an unstable surface
such as a turntable, ferry, elevator or
indicator may flash or
ramp, the
the
indicator light may illuminate.
This is not a malfunction. Restart the
engine after driving onto a stable
surface.
FREEING A FROZEN DOOR LOCK
● If wheels or tires other than the NISSAN
recommended ones are used, the VDC
system may not operate properly and
indicator may flash or
the
the
indicator light may illuminate.
In the winter when it is anticipated that the temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), check the
anti-freeze to assure proper winter protection.
For details, see “Engine cooling system” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
● The VDC system is not a substitute for
winter tires or tire chains on a snow
covered road.
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 remote keyless entry keyfob.
ANTI-FREEZE
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 details, see “Battery” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
DRAINING OF COOLANT WATER
If the vehicle is to be left outside without antifreeze, drain the cooling system, including the
engine block. Refill before operating the vehicle.
For details, see “Changing engine coolant” in the
“Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
TIRE EQUIPMENT
1. 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, NISSAN recommends the use of MUD & SNOW or ALL
SEASON TIRES on all four wheels. Please
consult a NISSAN dealer for the tire type,
size, speed rating and availability information.
2. 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.
3. Tire chains may be used. For details see
“Tire chains” in the “Maintenance and do-ityourself” section of this manual.
Starting and driving 5-23
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 washer fluid to refill the windshieldwasher fluid reservoir.
DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE
WARNING
● 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.
● 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.
5-24 Starting and driving
● 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 (if so
equipped) on slippery roads.
● Snow can trap dangerous exhaust
gases under your vehicle. Keep snow
clear of the exhaust pipe and from
around your vehicle.
6 In case of emergency
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Changing a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Push starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Towing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Towing recommended by NISSAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Vehicle recovery (freeing a stuck vehicle) . . . . . . . . . 6-15
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
SWITCH
FLAT TIRE
The flashers will operate with the ignition switch
placed in any position.
Some state laws may prohibit the use of
the hazard warning flasher switch while
driving.
LIC0394
Push the switch on to warn other drivers when
you must stop or park under emergency conditions. All turn signal lights 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.
6-2 In case of emergency
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, and the CHECK
TIRE PRES (pressure) warning appears in the
odometer, one or more of your tires is significantly
under-inflated. If the vehicle is being driven with
low tire pressure, the TPMS will activate and
warn you of it by the low tire pressure warning
light. This system will activate only when the
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH
(25 km/h). For more details, refer to
“Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders”
in the “Instruments and controls” section, and
“Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the
“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 underinflated 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 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 NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN 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:
WARNING
● Make sure the parking brake is securely
applied and the CVT is shifted 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.
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 shift lever to P (Park).
4. Turn off the engine.
5. Raise the hood to warn other traffic and to
signal professional road assistance personnel that you need assistance.
6. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
and stand in a safe place, away from traffic
and clear of the vehicle.
In case of emergency 6-3
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Blocking wheels
Getting the spare tire and tools
1 at both
Place tire stoppers supplied in tool kit 䊊
the front and back of the wheel diagonally oppo2 to prevent the vehicle from
site the flat tire 䊊
moving when it is jacked up.
Remove the jack and necessary tools from under
the passenger seat by performing the following
steps:
WARNING
Be sure to block the wheel as the vehicle
may move and result in personal injury.
6-4 In case of emergency
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1. Adjust the passenger seat rearward
Reverse steps 1 - 6 to install and secure the jack
and tool bag.
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2. Remove the tray under the passenger seat.
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3. Loosen the jack screw counterclockwise.
4. Lift jack up.
5. Pull jack forward.
6. Release the belt strap to remove the tool
bag.
In case of emergency 6-5
9. Stop turning the bolt when the spare is
2
lowered to the point where the tire basket䊊
3 .
can be removed from the hook䊊
10. Remove the wheel basket by pushing the
basket upward.
11. Lower the tire basket to the ground and take
out the spare.
Spare wheel basket bolt tightening torque:
18 to 21 ft-lb (24.5 to 29.4 N-m)
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Removing wheel cover (if so
equipped)
CAUTION
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7. Open the back door.
1 counterclockwise ap8. Loosen the bolt䊊
proximately 40 turns to lower the spare. Be
careful not to excessively loosen the bolt
because the basket may fall abruptly.
6-6 In case of emergency
Do not use your hands to pry off wheel
caps or wheel covers. Doing so could result in personal injury.
1
To remove the wheel cover, use the jack rod 䊊
as illustrated.
2 between the wheel and jack rod to
Apply cloth 䊊
prevent damaging the wheel and wheel cover.
Use caution not to scratch the wheel cover or
wheel surface.
Jacking up 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.
● Use only the jack provided with your
vehicle to lift the vehicle. Do not use the
jack provided with your vehicle on other
vehicles. The jack is designed for lifting
only your vehicle during a tire change.
● Use the correct jack-up points. Never
use any other part of the vehicle for jack
support.
● Never jack up the vehicle more than
necessary.
● Never use blocks on or under the jack.
● Do not start or run the engine while the
vehicle is on the jack. It may cause the
vehicle to move.
Always refer to the illustration for the correct
placement and jack-up points for your specific
vehicle model and jack type.
Carefully read the caution label attached to
the jack body and the following instructions.
1. 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.
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2. 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. The
jack-up points are indicated by stamped arrows on the side of the frame.
The jack should be used on firm and
level ground.
● Do not allow passengers to stay in the
vehicle while it is on the jack.
● Never run the engine with a wheel(s) off
the ground. It may cause the vehicle to
move.
In case of emergency 6-7
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3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jack
as shown.
Installing the spare tire
4. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever
and rod. Carefully raise the vehicle until the
tire clears the ground.
The spare tire is designed for emergency
use. See specific instructions under the
heading “Wheels and tires” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
5. Remove the wheel nuts and then remove the
tire.
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between the wheel and hub.
2. Carefully put the spare tire on and tighten
the wheel nuts finger tight.
3. With the wheel nut wrench, tighten wheel
nuts alternately and evenly as illustrated until
they are tight.
6-8 In case of emergency
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 illustrated. Lower the vehicle completely.
WARNING
● 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.).
Adjust tire pressure to the COLD pressure.
COLD pressure: After vehicle has been
parked for three hours or more or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
COLD tire pressures are shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label affixed to
the driver side center pillar.
After adjusting tire pressure to the COLD
tire pressure, the display(if so equipped) of
the tire pressure information may show
higher pressure than the COLD tire pressure after the vehicle has been driven more
than 1 mile (1.6 km). This is because the tire
pressure increases as the tire temperature
rises. This does not indicate a system malfunction.
WARNING
● Always make sure that the spare tire
and jacking equipment are properly secured after use. Such items can become
dangerous projectiles in an accident or
sudden stop.
● The spare tire is designed for emergency use. See specific instructions under the heading “Wheels and tires” in
the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section of this manual.
5. Securely store the flat tire and jacking equipment in the vehicle.
As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts
to the specified torque with a torque
wrench.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
83 ft-lb (113 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.
In case of emergency 6-9
JUMP STARTING
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 sulfuric acid solution which can
cause severe burns. If the fluid should
come into contact with anything, immediately flush the contacted area with
water.
● Keep 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.
6-10 In case of emergency
● 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.
● Make sure the jumper cables do not
touch moving parts in the engine compartment and that the cable clamps do
not contact any other metal.
5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and
let it run for a few minutes.
6. Keep the engine speed of the booster vehicle at about 2,000 RPM, and start the
engine of the vehicle being jump started.
CAUTION
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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,
position the two vehicles to bring their batteries near each other.
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
2. Apply the parking brake. Move the shift lever
to P (Park). Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems (lights, heater, air conditioner,
etc.).
3. Remove vent caps on the battery (if so
equipped). Cover the battery with an old
cloth to reduce explosion hazard.
4. Connect jumper cables in the sequence ilD ).
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CAUTION
● Always connect positive (⫹) to positive
(⫹) and negative (⫺) to body ground (for
example, strut mounting bolt, engine
lift bracket, etc.) — not to the battery.
Do not keep the starter motor engaged for
more than 10 seconds. If the engine does
not start right away, turn the key off and
wait 3 to 4 seconds before trying again.
7. After starting the engine, carefully disconnect the negative cable and then the positive
cable.
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.
In case of emergency 6-11
PUSH STARTING
CAUTION
● Do not push start this vehicle. The
three-way catalyst may be damaged.
● Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) models cannot be push-started or
tow-started. Attempting to do so may
cause transmission damage.
IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS
WARNING
● 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 or coolant
reservoir cap while the engine is still
hot. When the radiator or coolant reservoir cap is removed, pressurized hot
water will spurt out, possibly causing
serious injury.
● Do not open the hood if steam is coming out.
● Overheating can result in reduced engine power and vehicle speed. The reduced speed may be lower than other
traffic, which could increase the chance
of a collision. Be especially careful
when driving. If the vehicle cannot
maintain a safe driving speed, pull to
the side of the road in a safe area. Allow
the engine to cool and return to normal
operation.
If your vehicle is overheating (indicated by an
extremely high temperature gauge reading and
the illumination of the engine oil pressure/engine
coolant temperature high indicator light), 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 shift lever to
P (Park).
Do not stop the engine.
2. Turn off the air conditioner. Open all the
windows, move the heater or air conditioner
temperature control to maximum hot and fan
control to high speed.
3. 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.
4. Open the engine hood.
WARNING
If steam or water is coming from the engine, stand clear to prevent getting
burned.
6-12 In case of emergency
TOWING YOUR VEHICLE
5. 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,
the water pump belt is missing or loose, or
the cooling fan does not run, stop the engine.
WARNING
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair,
jewelry or clothing to come into contact
with, or get caught in, engine belts or the
engine cooling fan. The engine cooling fan
can start at any time.
6. After the engine cools down, check the coolant level in the engine coolant reservoir tank
with the engine running. Add coolant to the
engine coolant reservoir tank if necessary.
Have your vehicle repaired at a NISSAN
dealer.
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 a NISSAN dealer. Local service operators are generally familiar with the applicable laws
and procedures for towing. To assure proper
towing and to prevent accidental damage to your
vehicle, NISSAN recommends having 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), refer to “Flat towing”
in the “Technical and Consumer Information” section of this manual.
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 of these conditions apply, dollies or
a flatbed tow truck must be used.
● Always attach safety chains before
towing.
In case of emergency 6-13
CAUTION
● Never tow Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) models with the front
wheels on the ground or four wheels on
the ground (forward or backward), as
this may cause serious and expensive
damage to the transmission. If it is necessary to tow the vehicle with the rear
wheels raised always use towing dollies
under the front wheels.
● When towing Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) models with the
front wheels on towing dollies:
– Place the ignition switch in the OFF
position, and secure the steering
wheel in a straight-ahead position
with a rope or similar device.
– Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral)
position.
LCE2062
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
NISSAN
NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed
with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or
place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated.
6-14 In case of emergency
LCE2063
● When towing Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) models with the
rear wheels on the ground (if you do not
use towing dollies): Always release the
parking brake.
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.
Do not use the tie-down hooks for towing or
vehicle recovery.
Rocking a stuck vehicle
WARNING
● Stand clear of a stuck vehicle.
LCE2075
VEHICLE RECOVERY (freeing a stuck
vehicle)
Pulling a stuck vehicle
WARNING
To avoid vehicle damage, serious personal
injury or death when recovering a stuck
vehicle:
● Contact a professional towing service
to recover the vehicle if you have any
questions regarding the recovery
procedure.
● Attach recovery devices only to main
structural members of the vehicle or the
recovery hooks.
● Do not use the vehicle tie-downs to tow
or free a stuck vehicle.
● Only use devices specifically designed
for vehicle recovery and follow the
manufacturer’s instructions.
● Always pull the recovery device straight
out from the front of the vehicle. Never
pull at an angle.
● Route recovery devices so they do not
touch any part of the vehicle except the
attachment point.
● 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.
If your vehicle is stuck in sand, snow, mud, etc.,
use the following procedure:
1. Turn off the Vehicle Dynamic Control System
(VDC).
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.
In case of emergency 6-15
4. Slowly rock the vehicle forward and backward.
● Shift back and forth between R (Reverse)
and D (Drive).
● Apply the accelerator as little as possible
to maintain the rocking motion.
● Release the accelerator pedal before
shifting between R (Reverse) and D
(Drive).
● 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.
6-16 In case of emergency
7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Removing spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Underbody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Chrome parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Tire dressings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Cleaning interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Air fresheners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Floor mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Most common factors contributing to vehicle
corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Environmental factors influence the rate of
corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
To protect your vehicle from corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
CLEANING EXTERIOR
In order to maintain the appearance of your vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it.
To protect the paint surfaces, please 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.
WASHING
Wash dirt off 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.
7-2 Appearance and care
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.
Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean
water.
Inside flanges, seams and folds on the doors,
hatches and hood are particularly vulnerable to
the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas
must be cleaned regularly. Take care that the
drain holes in the lower edge of the door are
open. Spray water under the body and in the
wheel wells to loosen the dirt and wash away
road salt.
A damp chamois can be used to dry the vehicle to
avoid water spots.
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
re-applying wax.
A NISSAN dealer can assist you in choosing the
proper product.
● Wax your vehicle only after a thorough washing. Follow the instructions supplied with the
wax.
● Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,
cutting compounds or cleaners that may
damage the vehicle finish.
Machine compounding or aggressive polishing
on a base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the
finish or leave swirl marks.
REMOVING SPOTS
CAUTION
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects,
and tree sap as quickly as possible from the
surface of the paint to avoid lasting damage or
staining. Special cleaning products are available
at a NISSAN dealer or any automotive accessory
store.
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.
UNDERBODY
CHROME PARTS
In areas where road salt is used in winter, it is
necessary to clean the underbody regularly in
order to 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, retreated.
Clean all chrome parts regularly with a nonabrasive chrome polish to maintain the finish.
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.
● 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 the tire dressing manufacturer.
TIRE DRESSINGS
NISSAN 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 than
with an oil-based tire dressing.
Appearance and care 7-3
CLEANING INTERIOR
Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior
trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum
cleaner or soft brush. Wipe the vinyl surfaces
with a clean, soft cloth dampened in mild soap
solution, then wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth.
Gently dab or tap soiled cloth areas with a moist,
soft cloth. Before using any fabric protector, read
the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some fabric protectors contain chemicals that may stain or
bleach the seat material.
Immediately clean spills on water repellent surfaces by wiping with soft, dry cloth.
Use a cloth dampened only with water to clean
the meter and gauge lens.
CAUTION
● Never use benzine, thinner or any similar material.
● Never use fabric protectors unless recommended by the manufacturer.
● Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on
meter or gauge lens covers. It may damage the lens cover.
7-4 Appearance and care
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.
Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using the air fresheners.
FLOOR MATS
WARNING
To avoid potential pedal interference that
may result in a collision or injury:
● NEVER place a floor mat on top of another floor mat in the driver front
position.
● Use only genuine NISSAN floor mats
specifically designed for use in your vehicle model. See your NISSAN dealer
for more information.
● Properly position the mats in the floorwell using the floor mat positioning aid.
See ⴖFloor mat positioning aidⴖ in this
section.
The use of genuine NISSAN floor mats can extend the life of your vehicle vinyl flooring and
make it easier to clean the interior. Mats should
be maintained with regular cleaning and replaced
if they become excessively worn.
CORROSION PROTECTION
SEAT BELTS
The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them
with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution.
Allow the belts to dry completely in the shade
before using them. See “Seat belt maintenance”
in the “Safety – Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this manual.
WARNING
LAI2007
Floor mat positioning aid
This vehicle includes two driver’s side front floor
mat brackets and two passenger’s side front floor
mat brackets to help keep your floor mats in
place. Genuine NISSAN floor mats have been
specially designed for your vehicle model. The
driver’s and passenger’s side floor mats have two
grommet holes incorporated in them. Position
each mat by placing the floor mat bracket hook
through the floor mat grommet holes while centering the mat in the floorwell.
Periodically check to make certain the mats are
properly positioned.
Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the
retractor. NEVER use bleach, dye or
chemical solvents to clean the seat belts,
since these materials may severely
weaken the seat belt webbing.
MOST COMMON FACTORS
CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE
CORROSION
● The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt
and debris in body panel sections, cavities,
and other areas.
● Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or
minor traffic accidents.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
INFLUENCE THE RATE OF
CORROSION
Moisture
Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the vehicle body underside can accelerate corrosion.
Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside
the vehicle and should be removed for drying to
avoid floor panel corrosion.
Relative humidity
Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high
relative humidity, especially those areas where
the temperatures stay above freezing and where
atmospheric pollution exists and road salt is
used.
Appearance and care 7-5
Temperature
CAUTION
Air pollution
● NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from the passenger compartment
by washing it out with a hose. Remove
dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom.
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air
in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use accelerates the corrosion process. Road salt also accelerates the disintegration of paint surfaces.
● Never allow water or other liquids to
come in contact with electronic components inside the vehicle as this may
damage them.
High temperatures accelerate the rate of corrosion to those parts which are not well ventilated.
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.
● Check the underbody for accumulation of
sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water
as soon as possible.
7-6 Appearance and care
Chemicals used for road surface de-icing 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 a NISSAN dealer.
8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Maintenance requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
General maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Explanation of general maintenance items . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Engine compartment check locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Engine oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid . . . . . . 8-11
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Windshield-washer fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Windshield-washer fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Drive belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Spark plugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Replacing spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Air cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Windshield wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
Passenger compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
Keyfob (if so equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
Park/turn signal lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26
Exterior and interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Tire pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
Tire labeling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
Types of tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37
Changing wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
Your NISSAN 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 NISSAN’s
good mechanical condition as well as its emissions 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 proper
maintenance. 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 “NISSAN Service and Maintenance
Guide”. You must refer to that guide to ensure
that necessary maintenance is performed on your
NISSAN at regular intervals.
General maintenance
General maintenance includes those items which
should be checked during normal day-to-day operation. They are essential for proper vehicle operation. It is your responsibility to perform these
maintenance procedures regularly as prescribed.
8-2 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Performing general maintenance checks requires
minimal mechanical skill and only a few general
automotive tools.
These checks or inspections can be done by you,
a qualified technician or, if you prefer, a NISSAN
dealer.
Where to go for service
If maintenance service is required or your vehicle
appears to malfunction, have the systems
checked and corrected by a NISSAN dealer.
NISSAN technicians are well-trained specialists
who are kept up-to-date with the latest service
information through technical bulletins, service
tips and in-dealership training programs. They
are completely qualified to work on NISSAN vehicles before they work on your vehicle rather
than after they have worked on it.
You can be confident that a NISSAN dealer’s
service department performs the best job to meet
the maintenance requirements on your vehicle —
in a reliable and economical way.
During the normal day-to-day operation of the
vehicle, general maintenance should be performed regularly as prescribed in this section. If
you detect any unusual sounds, vibrations or
smells, be sure to check for the cause or have a
NISSAN dealer do it promptly. In addition, you
should notify a NISSAN dealer if you think that
repairs are required.
When performing any checks or maintenance
work, closely observe the “Maintenance precautions” in this section.
EXPLANATION OF GENERAL
MAINTENANCE ITEMS
Additional information on the following
items with “ * ” is found in this section.
Outside the vehicle
The maintenance items listed here should be
performed from time to time, unless otherwise
specified.
Doors and engine hood Check that the doors
and engine hood operate properly. Also ensure
that all latches lock securely. Lubricate hinges,
latches, latch pins, rollers and links as necessary.
Make sure that the secondary latch keeps the
hood from opening when the primary latch is
released.
When driving in areas using road salt or other
corrosive materials, check lubrication frequently.
Lights* Clean the headlights on a regular basis.
Make sure that the headlights, stop lights, tail
lights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all
operating properly and installed securely. Also
check headlight aim.
alignment. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at
normal highway speeds, wheel balancing may be
needed.
● For additional information regarding tires,
refer to “Important Tire Safety Information”
(US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in
the Warranty Information Booklet.
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.
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.
Tire rotation* Tires should be rotated every
5,000 miles (8,000 km).
Windshield wiper blades* Check for cracks or
wear if they do not wipe properly.
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.
Inside the vehicle
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.
Wheel alignment and balance If the vehicle
should pull to either side while driving on a
straight and level road, or if you detect uneven or
abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for wheel
The maintenance items listed here should be
checked on a regular basis, such as when performing periodic maintenance, cleaning the vehicle, etc.
Additional information on the following
items with an “*” is found in this section.
Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth
operation and make sure the pedal does not bind
or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mat away
from the pedal.
Brake pedal Check the pedal for smooth operation. If the brake pedal suddenly goes down fur-
ther than normal, the pedal feels spongy or the
vehicle seems to take longer to stop, see a
NISSAN dealer immediately. Keep the floor mat
away from the pedal.
Brakes Check that the brakes do not pull the
vehicle to one side when applied.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
P (Park) position mechanism On a fairly
steep hill, check that the vehicle is held securely
with the shift lever in the P (Park) position without
applying any brakes.
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 adjustment,
see a NISSAN dealer.
Seats Check seat position controls such as seat
adjusters, seatback recliner, etc., to ensure they
operate smoothly and all latches lock securely in
every position. Check that the head
restraints/headrests move up and down
smoothly and the locks (if so equipped) hold
securely in all latched positions.
Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt
system (for example, buckles, anchors, adjusters
and retractors) operate properly and smoothly,
and are installed securely. Check the belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-3
Steering wheel Check for changes in the steering system, such as excessive freeplay, hard
steering or strange noises.
Warning lights and chimes Make sure all
warning lights and chimes are operating properly.
Windshield wiper and washer* Check that
the wipers and washer operate properly and that
the wipers do not streak.
Windshield defroster Check that the air
comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in
sufficient quantity when operating the heater or
air conditioner (if so equipped).
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 conditions require frequent checks of the
battery fluid level.
NOTE:
Care should be taken to avoid situations
that can lead to potential battery discharge
and potential no-start conditions such as:
1. Installation or extended use of electronic
accessories that consume battery power
when the engine is not running (Phone
chargers, GPS, DVD players, etc.) 2. Vehicle
is not driven regularly and/or only driven
short distances. In these cases, the battery
may need to be charged to maintain battery
health.
Brake and clutch fluid levels* Make sure that
the brake and clutch fluid level is between the
MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir.
Engine coolant level* Check the coolant level
when the engine is cold.
Engine drive belts* Make sure the drive belts
are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily.
Engine oil level* Check the level after parking
the vehicle on a level surface with the engine off.
Wait more than 10 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 a NISSAN dealer. See the
8-4 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
carbon monoxide warning in the “Starting and
driving” section of this manual.
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 (if so equipped) 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.
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 from the
underbody, otherwise rust may form on the floor
pan, frame, fuel lines and exhaust system. At the
end of winter, the underbody should be thoroughly flushed with plain water, in those areas
where mud and dirt may have accumulated. See
the “Appearance and care” section of this
manual.
Windshield-washer fluid* Check that there is
adequate fluid in the reservoir.
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 CVT models, move the shift
lever to P (Park).
● Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF
or LOCK position when performing any
parts replacement or repairs.
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.
● Keep smoking materials, flame and
sparks away from the fuel tank and
battery.
● On gasoline engine models, the fuel
filter or fuel lines should be serviced by
a NISSAN dealer because the fuel lines
are under high pressure even when the
engine is off.
● 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.
CAUTION
● Do not work under the hood while the
engine is hot. Turn the engine off and
wait until it cools down.
● Avoid contact with used engine oil and
coolant. Improperly disposed engine
oil, engine coolant and/or other vehicle
fluids can damage the environment. Always conform to local regulations for
disposal of vehicle fluid.
● Never leave the engine or the CVT related component harness connector
disconnected while the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
● Never connect or disconnect the battery
or any transistorized component while
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
This “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section
gives instructions regarding only those items
which are relatively easy for an owner to perform.
A genuine NISSAN service manual is also available. See “Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order information” in the “Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual.
You should be aware that incomplete or improper
servicing may result in operating difficulties or
excessive emissions, and could affect warranty
coverage. If in doubt about any servicing,
have it done by a NISSAN dealer.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-5
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
LOCATIONS
MR20DE engine
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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8-6 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Engine coolant reservoir
Engine oil filler cap
Brake fluid reservoir
Air cleaner
Fuse and relay box
Battery
Radiator cap
Engine oil dipstick
Drive belt location
Windshield-washer fluid reservoir
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
The engine cooling system is filled at the factory
with a pre-diluted mixture of 50% Genuine
NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) and
50% water to provide year-round anti-freeze and
coolant protection. The antifreeze solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors. Additional engine cooling system additives are not necessary.
WARNING
● Never remove the radiator or coolant
reservoir 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” found in the “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
● Never use any cooling system additives
such as radiator sealer. Additives may
clog the cooling system and cause damage to the engine, transmission and/or
cooling system.
● When adding or replacing coolant, be
sure to use only Genuine NISSAN Long
Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or
equivalent. Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) is pre-diluted
to provide antifreeze protection to -34°
F (-37° C). If additional freeze protection
is needed due to weather where you
operate your vehicle, add Genuine
NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant
(blue) concentrate following the directions on the container. If an equivalent
coolant other than Genuine NISSAN
Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) is
used, follow the coolant manufacturer’s
instructions to maintain minimum antifreeze protection to -34° F (-37° C). The
use of other types of coolant solutions
other than Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent
may damage the engine cooling
system.
● The life expectancy of the factory-fill
coolant is 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or
7 years. Mixing any other type of coolant other than Genuine NISSAN Long
Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue), including Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (green), or the use
of non-distilled water will reduce the
life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant. Refer to the NISSAN Service and
Maintenance Guide for more details.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-7
coolant or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant.
Refer to the NISSAN Service and Maintenance
Guide for more details.
● Avoid direct skin contact with used
coolant. If skin contact is made, wash
thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as
soon as possible.
The engine coolant reservoir is a pressurized tank. When installing the cap, tighten.
● Keep coolant out of the reach of children and pets.
If the cooling system frequently requires
coolant, have it checked by a NISSAN
dealer.
Engine coolant must be disposed of properly.
Check your local regulations.
CHANGING ENGINE COOLANT
LDI2202
CHECKING ENGINE COOLANT
LEVEL
Check the coolant level in the reservoir when
the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below
the MIN level, add coolant to the MAX level. If the
reservoir is empty, check the coolant level in the
radiator when the engine is cold. If there is
insufficient coolant in the radiator, fill the radiator
with coolant up to the filler opening and also add
it to the reservoir up to the MAX level.
This vehicle contains Genuine NISSAN Long Life
Antifreeze/Coolant (blue). The life expectancy of
the factory-fill coolant is 105,000 miles
(168,000 km) or 7 years. Mixing any other type of
8-8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
A NISSAN dealer can change the engine coolant.
The service procedure can be found in the
NISSAN Service Manual.
Improper servicing can result in reduced
heater performance and engine overheating.
WARNING
● To avoid the danger of being scalded,
never change the coolant when the engine is hot.
● Never remove the radiator or engine
coolant reservoir cap when the engine
is hot. Serious burns could be caused by
high pressure fluid escaping from the
radiator.
ENGINE OIL
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.
Make sure to follow the engine oil changing intervals in the maintenance booklet. Operating under
the following conditions may require more frequent oil change:
● Repeated short distance driving
● Driving in dusty conditions
LDI2203
MR20DE engine
CHECKING ENGINE OIL LEVEL
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
the parking brake.
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches
operating temperature.
3. Turn off the engine. Wait more than
10 minutes for the oil to drain back into
the oil pan.
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Reinsert it all the way.
LDI0371
● Stop and go commuting
5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil
level. It should be between the H (High) and
B . This is the normal operL (Low) marks 䊊
ating oil level range. If the oil level is below
A , remove the oil filler cap
the L (Low) mark 䊊
and pour recommended oil through the
C.
opening. Do not overfill 䊊
6. Recheck oil level with the dipstick.
It is normal to add some oil between oil
maintenance intervals or during the
break-in period, depending on the severity
of operating conditions.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-9
4. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug
B.
䊊
B with a wrench by
5. Remove the drain plug 䊊
turning it counterclockwise and completely
drain the oil.
A
䊊
B
䊊
C
䊊
MR20DE engine
Oil filler cap
Oil drain plug
Oil filter
CHANGING ENGINE OIL
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
the parking brake.
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches
operating temperature, then turn it off.
A by turning it
3. Remove the oil filler cap䊊
counterclockwise.
8-10 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Drain plug tightening torque:
22 - 29 ft-lb (29 - 39 N·m)
If the oil filter is to be changed, remove and
replace it at this time. See “Changing engine
oil filter” in this section.
7. Refill engine with recommended oil through
the oil filler opening, then install the oil filler
cap securely.
● Waste oil must be disposed of properly.
See “Recommended fluids/lubricants and
capacities” in the “Technical and consumer
information” section of this manual for drain
and refill capacity.
● Check your local regulations.
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6. Clean and reinstall the drain plug and a new
washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with
a wrench. Do not use excessive force.
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.
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine
oil may be hot.
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 when the proper
amount of oil is in the engine.
8. Start the engine. Check for leakage around
the drain plug and oil filter. Correct as required.
9. Turn the engine off and wait more than
10 minutes. Check the oil level with the
dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary.
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE
TRANSMISSION (CVT) FLUID
CAUTION
Be careful not to burn yourself. The engine
oil may be hot.
● Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid
NS-3. Do not mix with other fluids.
5. Wipe the engine oil filter sealing surface with
a clean rag.
● Using transmission fluid other than
Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 will
damage the CVT, which is not covered
by the warranty.
CAUTION
Be sure to remove any old gasket material
remaining on the sealing surface of the
engine. Failure to do so could lead to
engine damage.
WDI0521
A
䊊
B
䊊
C
䊊
MR20DE
Oil filler cap
Oil drain plug
Oil filter
CHANGING ENGINE OIL FILTER
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply
the parking brake.
CAUTION
When checking or replacement of CVT fluid is
required, we recommend your NISSAN dealer for
servicing.
6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean
engine oil.
7. Screw on the oil filter until a slight resistance
is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.
8. Start the engine and check for leakage
around the oil filter. Correct as required.
9. Turn the engine off and wait more than
10 minutes. Check the oil level. Add engine
oil if necessary.
2. Turn the engine off.
3. Place a large drain pan under the oil filter.
C with an oil filter
4. Loosen the oil filter 䊊
wrench by turning it counterclockwise. Then
remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-11
BRAKE FLUID
WINDSHIELD-WASHER FLUID
WARNING
● Use only new fluid from a sealed container. Old, inferior or contaminated
fluid may damage the brake system.
The use of improper fluids can damage
the brake system and affect the vehicle’s stopping ability.
● Clean the filler cap before removing.
● Brake fluid is poisonous and should be
stored carefully in marked containers
out of reach of children.
CAUTION
Do not spill the fluid on any painted surfaces. This will damage the paint. If fluid is
spilled, immediately wash the surface with
water.
LDI2207
LDI2208
Check the fluid level in the reservoir. If the brake
B , the brake warning
fluid is below the MIN line 䊊
light will illuminate. Add brake fluid up to the MAX
A.
(See
“RECOMMENDED
line
䊊
FLUIDS/LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES” in
the “ Technical and consumer information” section for the recommended type of brake fluid.)
WINDSHIELD-WASHER FLUID
RESERVOIR
If the brake fluid must be added frequently, the
brake system should be thoroughly checked by a
NISSAN dealer.
To fill the windshield-washer fluid reservoir, lift
the cap off the reservoir and pour the windshieldwasher fluid into the reservoir opening.
Fill the windshield-washer fluid reservoir periodically. Add windshield-washer fluid when the low
windshield-washer fluid warning light (if so
equipped) comes on.
Add a washer solvent to the washer for better
cleaning. In the winter season, add a windshieldwasher antifreeze. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the mixture ratio.
8-12 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
BATTERY
Refill the reservoir more frequently when driving
conditions require an increased amount of
windshield-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
● If the vehicle is not to be used for 30 days or
longer, disconnect the negative (-) battery
terminal cable to prevent discharge.
● Do not substitute engine anti-freeze
coolant for windshield-washer fluid.
This may result in damage to the paint.
NOTE:
● Do not fill the windshield-washer fluid
reservoir with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates
may permanently stain the grille if
spilled while filling the windshieldwasher fluid reservoir.
Care should be taken to avoid situations
that can lead to potential battery discharge
and potential no-start conditions such as:
1. Installation or extended use of electronic
accessories that consume battery power
when the engine is not running (Phone chargers, GPS, DVD players, etc.)
● Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with
water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid
into the windshield-washer fluid reservoir. Do not use the windshield-washer
fluid reservoir to mix the washer fluid
concentrate and water.
2. Vehicle is not driven regularly and/or only
driven short distances. In these cases, the
battery may need to be charged to maintain
battery health.
WARNING
● Do not expose the battery to flames, an
electrical spark or a cigarette. Hydrogen
gas generated by the battery is explosive. Explosive gases can cause blindness or injury. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your skin, eyes, fabrics or
painted surfaces. Sulfuric acid can
cause blindness or injury. After touching a battery or battery cap, do not
touch or rub your eyes. Thoroughly
wash your hands. If the acid contacts
your eyes, skin or clothing, immediately
flush with water for at least 15 minutes
and seek medical attention.
● Do not operate the vehicle if the fluid in
the battery is low. Low battery fluid can
cause a higher load on the battery
which can generate heat, reduce battery
life, and in some cases lead to an
explosion.
● 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.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-13
● Keep battery out of the reach of
children.
● Do not tip the battery. Keep the vent
caps tight and the battery level.
WDI0224
1. Remove the vent caps with a screwdriver as
shown. Use a cloth to protect the battery
case.
LDI0302
2. Check the fluid level in each cell. If it is
necessary to add fluid, add only distilled
water to bring the level up to the bottom of
the filler opening. Do not overfill. Reinstall
the vent caps.
8-14 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
DRIVE BELT
Vehicles operated in high temperatures or under
severe conditions require frequent checks of the
battery fluid level.
1. Visually inspect the belt for signs of unusual
wear, cuts, or fraying. If the belt is in poor
condition, have it replaced or adjusted by a
NISSAN dealer.
JUMP STARTING
2. Have the belt checked regularly for condition.
If jump starting is necessary, see “Jump starting”
in the “In case of emergency” section of this
manual. If the engine does not start by jump
starting, the battery may have to be replaced.
Contact a NISSAN dealer.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Automatic tensioner
Generator
Water pump
Air conditioner compressor
Crankshaft pulley
WARNING
Be sure the ignition switch is in the OFF or
LOCK position before servicing drive belt.
The engine could rotate unexpectedly.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-15
SPARK PLUGS
AIR CLEANER
WARNING
Be sure the engine and 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.
If replacement is required, see your NISSAN
dealer for assistance.
SDI1895
REPLACING SPARK PLUGS
Iridium-tipped spark plugs
A
It is not necessary to replace iridium-tipped 䊊
spark plugs as frequently as conventional type
spark plugs because they last much longer. Follow the maintenance log shown in the “NISSAN
Service and Maintenance Guide”. Do not service
iridium-tipped spark plugs by cleaning or regapping.
● Always replace spark plugs with recommended or equivalent ones.
8-16 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
LDI2209
The air cleaner filter should not be cleaned and
reused. Replace it according to the maintenance
log shown in the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide.”
To remove the air cleaner filter:
1 and move the air cleaner
1. Push in the tabs 䊊
cover upward.
2. Remove the air cleaner filter.
3. Wipe the inside of the air cleaner filter housing and the cover with a damp cloth.
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
NOTE:
CLEANING
After installing a new air cleaner, make
sure the air cleaner cover is seated in the
housing and latch the clips.
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.
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 the 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.
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 blades with clear water. If your windshield is still not clear after cleaning the blades
and using the wiper, replace the blades.
CAUTION
Worn windshield wiper blades can damage the windshield and impair driver
vision.
WDI0594
REPLACING
Replace the wiper blades if they are worn.
1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.
䊊
2
3
䊊
Push the release tab, then move the wiper
blade down the wiper arm to remove.
Remove the wiper blade.
4. Insert the new wiper blade onto the wiper
arm until it clicks into place.
5. Rotate wiper blade so the dimple is in the
groove.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-17
BRAKES
If the brakes do not operate properly, have the
brakes checked by a NISSAN dealer.
6. Return the wiper to its original position and
release it until it has made contact with the
windshield.
Self-adjusting brakes
CAUTION
Your vehicle is equipped with self-adjusting
brakes.
● After wiper blade replacement, return
the wiper arm to its original position;
otherwise it may be damaged when the
hood is opened.
The front disc-type brakes self-adjust every time
the brake pedal is applied. The rear drum-type
brakes self-adjust every time the parking brake is
applied.
● Make sure the wiper blades contact the
glass; otherwise the arms may be damaged from wind pressure.
WARNING
See a NISSAN dealer for a brake system
check if the brake pedal height does not
return to normal.
Brake pad wear indicators
LDI2187
Be careful not to let anything get into the washer
A . This may cause clogging or improper
nozzle 䊊
windshield washer operation. If something gets
into the nozzle, remove it with a needle or small
B.
pin 䊊
8-18 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
The disc brake pads on your vehicle have audible
wear indicators. When a brake pad requires replacement, a high pitched scraping or screeching sound will be heard when the vehicle is in
motion. The noise will be heard whether or not the
brake pedal is depressed. Have the brakes
checked as soon as possible if the wear indicator
sound is heard.
FUSES
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 more information regarding
brake inspections, see the appropriate maintenance schedule information in the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide”.
LDI2384
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
check for an open fuse.
Fuses are used in the passenger and engine
compartment. Spare fuses are provided and can
be found in the passenger compartment fuse
box.
When installing a fuse make sure the fuse is
installed in the fuse box securely.
LDI2288
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than specified on the
fuse box cover. This could damage the
electrical system or cause a fire.
If any electrical equipment does not come on,
check for an open fuse.
1. Be sure the ignition switch and the headlight
switch are OFF.
2. Open the engine hood.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-19
3. Remove the fuse box cover by pushing the
tab and lifting the cover up.
4. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller. The
fuse puller is located in the center of the fuse
block in the passenger compartment.
WDI0452
A , replace it with a new
5. If the fuse is open 䊊
B.
fuse 䊊
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical
system checked and repaired by a NISSAN
dealer.
8-20 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
LDI2211
Fusible links
If the electrical equipment does not operate and
fuses are in good condition, check the fusible
links. If any of these fusible links are melted,
replace with only Genuine NISSAN parts.
LDI2231
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
CAUTION
Never use a fuse of a higher or lower
amperage rating than 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 and the headlight
switch are OFF.
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A , replace it with an
4. If the fuse is open 䊊
B.
equivalent good fuse 䊊
5. Push the fuse box cover to install.
6. If a new fuse also opens, have the electrical
system checked and repaired by a NISSAN
dealer.
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Extended storage switch
If any electrical equipment does not operate,
remove the extended storage switch and check
for an open fuse.
NOTE:
The extended storage switch is used for
long term vehicle storage. Even if the extended storage switch is broken it is not
necessary to replace it. Replace only the
open fuse in the switch with a new fuse.
2. Pull the fuse box cover to remove.
3. Remove the fuse with the fuse puller.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-21
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
How to replace the extended storage switch:
1. To remove the extended storage switch, be
sure the ignition switch is in the OFF or
LOCK position.
CAUTION
Be careful not to allow children to swallow
the battery or removed parts.
2. Be sure the headlight switch is in the OFF
position.
3. Remove the fuse box cover.
1 and 䊊
2 found on
4. Pinch the locking tabs 䊊
each side of the storage switch.
5. Pull the storage switch straight out from the
3 .
fuse box 䊊
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KEYFOB (if so equipped)
Replace the battery in the keyfob as follows:
A.
1. Remove the screw 䊊
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2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slit of the
B and twist it to separate the upper
corner 䊊
part from the lower part. Use a cloth to
protect the casing.
3. Replace the battery with a new one.
● Do not touch the internal circuit and electric terminals as doing so could cause a
malfunction.
● Make sure that the + side faces the botC.
tom of the case 䊊
Recommended battery: CR1620 or equivalent.
4. Close the lid and install the screw securely.
5. Operate the buttons to check its operation.
See a NISSAN dealer if you need assistance for
replacement.
If the battery is removed for any reason
other than replacement, perform step 5.
● An improperly disposed battery can
hurt the environment. Always confirm
local regulations for battery disposal.
● The operational range of the keyfob
extends to approximately 33 ft (10 m)
from the vehicle. This range may vary
with conditions.
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.
For Canada:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. 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.
FCC Notice:
For USA:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. 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.
Note:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
● The keyfob is water-resistant; however, if it does get wet, immediately
wipe completely dry.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-23
LIGHTS
HEADLIGHTS
Replacing the halogen headlight bulb
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8-24 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Disconnect the negative battery cable before replacement and installation of the headlight bulb.
1
䊊
2
䊊
Release the clip on the connector.
Rotate the bulb counterclockwise and pull
out to remove. Replace as necessary.
CAUTION
● Aiming is not necessary after replacing
the bulb. When aiming adjustment is
necessary, contact a NISSAN dealer.
● Do not leave the headlight assembly
open without a bulb installed for a long
period of time. Dust, moisture, smoke,
etc. entering the headlight body may
affect bulb performance. Remove the
bulb from the headlight assembly just
before a replacement bulb is installed.
● Only touch the base when handling the
bulb. Never touch the glass envelope.
Touching the glass could significantly
affect bulb life and/or headlight
performance.
● High pressure halogen gas is sealed
inside the halogen bulb. The bulb may
break if the glass envelope is scratched
or the bulb is dropped.
● Use the same number and wattage as
shown in the chart.
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 a NISSAN dealer.
Aiming the headlights
The headlights on your vehicle are properly aimed
at the assembly plant. If your vehicle has been in
an accident, the alignment of your headlights
should be checked by a NISSAN dealer.
Vertical aim adjustment
NOTE:
Due to a maximum load condition of the
vehicle, headlight aiming adjustment may
be necessary. Please perform the following
procedure:
LDI2252
1. Park the vehicle directly in front of a wall or
screen on a level surface, approximately
25 feet (7.6 meters) away.
●
●
●
●
1 8 feet (2.4 meters)
䊊
2 Center height of headlight to ground
䊊
3 25 feet (7.6 meters)
䊊
4 Horizontal reference line
䊊
2. Measure the height from the center of the
headlight to the ground and mark an 8 foot
(2.4 meter) horizontal reference line on the
vertical wall or screen at this height (a piece
of masking tape works well).
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-25
3. Turn on the low beam headlights to illuminate the wall or screen and open the hood.
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LDI2254
4. On the wall or screen you will observe an
area of high intensity light. The top of the
high intensity area should touch the horizontal reference line. If not, the beam will need to
be adjusted.
5. Locate the vertical adjuster on each headlight, then use a suitable tool to adjust the
headlight up or down.
6. Close the hood and turn off the headlights.
NOTE:
Horizontal aim is not required for this vehicle and is not adjustable.
PARK/TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS
Replacing the park/turn signal bulb
8-26 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Disconnect the negative battery cable before
replacement and installation of the headlight
bulb.
1
䊊
Rotate the bulb counterclockwise and pull
out to remove. Replace as necessary.
LDI2223
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-27
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LIGHTS
Item
Headlight assembly
High/ Low
Park/Turn
Map lamp
Cargo lamp
High-mounted stop light
Rear combination light
Tail/Stop
Backup (reversing)
Turn
License plate light
Wattage (W)
Bulb No.
60/55
28/8
5
5
16
H13
3457NAK
W5W
W5W
W16W
27/7
16
27
5
3047K
921
3157AK
T10
* See a NISSAN dealer for replacement.
Always check with the Parts Department at a NISSAN dealer for the latest parts information.
LCE2064
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
8-28 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Map light
Headlight assembly
High-mount stop light
Cargo light
License plate light
Rear combination light
Indicates bulb removal
Indicates bulb installation
LDI2217
Map light
Use a cloth to protect the housing.
WDI0263
Replacement procedures
All other lights are either type A, B, C or D. When
replacing a bulb, first remove the lens, lamp
and/or cover.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-29
LDI2220
Interior lights (rear)
Use a cloth to protect the housing.
LDI2221
1
䊊
2
䊊
3
䊊
8-30 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Rear combination light
Remove the fasteners.
Remove the rear combination light assembly.
Remove the bulb(s) and replace as necessary.
WHEELS AND TIRES
If you have a flat tire, see “Flat tire” in the
“In case of emergency” section of this
manual.
TIRE PRESSURE
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)
This vehicle is equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). It
monitors tire pressure of all 4 tires except
the spare. When the low tire pressure
warning light is lit and the CHECK TIRE
PRES (pressure) warning is displayed in
the odometer, one or more of your tires is
significantly under-inflated.
The TPMS will activate only when the
vehicle is driven at speeds above 16 MPH
(25 km/h). Also, this system may not detect a sudden drop in tire pressure (for
example a flat tire while driving).
For
more
details,
refer
to
“Warning/Indicator Lights and Audible
Reminders” in the “Instruments and controls” section, “Tire pressure information”
in the “Monitor, climate, audio, phone and
voice recognition systems” section, “Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in
the “Starting and driving” section, and
“Flat tire” in the “In case of emergency”
section.
Tire inflation pressure
Check the tire pressures (including the spare)
often and always prior to long distance trips. The
recommended tire pressure specifications are
shown on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label or the Tire and Loading Information label
under the “Cold Tire Pressure” heading. The Tire
and Loading Information label is affixed to the
driver side center pillar. Tire pressures should be
checked regularly because:
● Most tires naturally lose air over time.
● Tires can lose air suddenly when driven over
potholes or other objects or if the vehicle
strikes a curb while parking.
The tire pressures should be checked when the
tires are cold. The tires are considered COLD
after the vehicle has been parked for 3 or more
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) at
moderate speeds.
Incorrect tire pressure, including under inflation, may adversely affect tire life and
vehicle handling.
WARNING
● Improperly inflated tires can fail suddenly and cause an accident.
● The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR)
is
located
on
the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label. The vehicle weight capacity is indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label. Do not load your vehicle
beyond this capacity. Overloading your
vehicle may result in reduced tire life,
unsafe operating conditions due to premature tire failure, or unfavorable handling characteristics and could also
lead to a serious accident. Loading beyond the specified capacity may also
result in failure of other vehicle
components.
● Before taking a long trip, or whenever
you heavily load your vehicle, use a tire
pressure gauge to ensure that the tire
pressures are at the specified level.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-31
5
䊊
6
䊊
Tire size - refer to “Tire labeling” in
this section.
Spare tire size.
Payload and replacement tire
LDI0485
Tire and loading information label
1
䊊
2
䊊
3
䊊
Seating capacity: The maximum number of occupants that can be seated
in the vehicle.
Vehicle load limit: See “Vehicle loading information” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section.
Original tire size: The size of the tires
originally installed on the vehicle at
the factory.
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4
䊊
Cold tire pressure: Inflate the tires to
this pressure when the tires are cold.
Tires are considered COLD after the
vehicle has been parked for 3 or more
hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) at moderate speeds. The
recommended cold tire inflation is set
by the manufacturer to provide the
best balance of tire wear, vehicle
handling, driveability, tire noise, etc.,
up to the vehicle’s GVWR.
Your vehicle is equipped with special high load
index 94 tires to carry a payload of up to
1,500 lbs (680 kg) as indicated on your tire
information placard. Some aftermarket replacement tires may have lower load index ratings.
While NISSAN does not encourage you to do so,
please note that if you choose to purchase a tire
with a lower load index rating, the max payload
capacity of your vehicle will be reduced (for example, tires with load index 84 would reduce max
payload to 750 lbs (340 kg) and tires with load
index 88 would reduce max payload to 1,200 lbs
(544 kg)).
Please refer to replacement tire manufacturer
usage recommendations and tire pressures.
3. Remove the gauge.
4. Read the tire pressure on the gauge
stem and compare 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.
LDI0393
Checking tire pressure
1. Remove the valve stem cap from the
tire.
6. Install the valve stem cap.
7. Check the pressure of all other tires,
including the spare.
Size
Front Original Tire:
185/60R15C
94/92T
Rear Original Tire:
185/60R15C
94/92T
Spare Tire (Front):
185/60R15C
94/92T
Spare Tire (Rear):
185/60R15C
94/92T
Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
44 psi (300 kPa)
48 psi (325 kPa)
44 psi (300 kPa)
48 psi (325 kPa)
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.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-33
WDI0394
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.
8-34 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
LDI2043
Example
1 Tire size (example: LT215/65R15 95H)
䊊
1. LT: The “LT” indicates the tire is designed for light truck 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 (65): This number,
known as the aspect ratio, gives the
tire’s ratio of height to width.
4. R: The “R” stands for radial.
5. Two-digit number (15): This number
is the wheel or rim diameter in inches.
6. Two- or three-digit number (95): 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.
3 Tire ply composition and material
䊊
The number of layers or plies of rubbercoated fabric in the tire. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the materials in the
tire, which include steel, nylon, polyester,
and others.
4 Maximum permissible inflation pres䊊
sure
WDI0396
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:
identification mark.
Manufacturer’s
4. Three-digit code: Tire type code
(Optional).
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.
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”).
3. Two-digit code: Tire size.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-35
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.
8-36 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
TYPES OF TIRES
WARNING
● When changing or replacing tires, be
sure all four tires are of the same type
(i.e., Summer, All Season or Snow) and
construction. A NISSAN dealer may be
able to help you with information about
tire type, size, speed rating and
availability.
All season tires
NISSAN 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
on the tire sidewall. Snow tires have better snow
traction than All Season tires and may be more
appropriate in some areas.
Summer tires
● 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.
NISSAN 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.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN could affect the
proper operation of the low tire pressure warning system.
If you plan to operate your vehicle in snowy or icy
conditions, NISSAN recommends the use of
SNOW tires or ALL SEASON tires on all four
wheels.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
Snow tires
If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select
tires equivalent in size and load rating to the
original equipment tires. If you do not, it can
adversely affect the safety and handling of your
vehicle.
Generally, snow tires have lower speed ratings
than factory equipped tires and may not match
the potential maximum vehicle speed. Never exceed the maximum speed rating of the tire.
If you install snow tires, they must be the same
size, brand, construction and tread pattern on all
four wheels.
For additional traction on icy roads, studded tires
may be used. However, some U.S. states and
Canadian provinces prohibit their use. Check
local, state and provincial laws before installing
studded tires. Skid and traction capabilities of
studded snow tires on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded snow tires.
TIRE CHAINS
Use of tire chains may be prohibited according to
location. Check the local laws before installing
tire chains. When installing tire chains, make sure
they are the proper size for the tires on your
vehicle and are installed according to the chain
manufacturer’s suggestions. Use only SAE
class “S” chains. Class “S” chains are used on
vehicles with restricted tire to vehicle clearance.
Vehicles that can use Class “S” chains are designed to meet the 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.
Tire chains must be installed only on the
rear wheels and not on the front wheels.
Do not use tire chains on dry roads. Driving with
chains in such conditions can cause damage to
the various mechanisms of the vehicle due to
some overstress.
WDI0258
CHANGING WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire rotation
NISSAN recommends rotating the tires
every 5,000 miles (8,000 km).
See “Flat tire” in the “In case of emergency” section in this manual for tire replacing procedures.
As soon as possible, tighten the
wheel nuts to the specified torque
with a torque wrench.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-37
Wheel nut tightening torque:
83 ft-lb (113 N·m)
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to specifications at all times. It
is recommended that wheel nuts be
tightened to specification at each
tire rotation interval.
After rotating the tires, adjust the tire
pressure to the cold tire pressure specification shown on the tire and loading information label, see “Checking tire pressure” in this section and “Tire and loading
information label” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section.
WARNING
● After rotating the tires, check and
adjust the tire pressure.
● Retighten the wheel nuts when
the vehicle has been driven for
600 miles (1,000 km) (also in
cases of a flat tire, etc.).
● Do not include the spare tire in
the tire rotation.
8-38 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
● For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important
Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire
Safety
Information”
(Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
WDI0259
1.
2.
Wear indicator
Location mark
Tire wear and damage
WARNING
● Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging or objects caught in the tread.
If excessive wear, cracks, bulging
or deep cuts are found, the tire(s)
should be replaced.
● The original tires have built-in
tread wear indicators. When the
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 a NISSAN
dealer.
● For additional information regarding tires, refer to “Important
Tire Safety Information” (US) or
“Tire
Safety
Information”
(Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
Replacing wheels and tires
When replacing a tire, use the same size, tread
design, speed rating and load carrying capacity
as originally equipped. Recommended types and
sizes are shown in “Wheels and tires” in the
“Technical and consumer information” section of
this manual.
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, VDC system, 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 your vehicle was originally equipped
with 4 tires that were the same size and
you are only replacing 2 of the 4 tires,
install the new tires on the rear axle.
Placing new tires on the front axle may
cause loss of vehicle control in some
driving conditions and cause an accident and 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, affect the
VDC system and/or interference with
the brake discs. Such interference can
lead to decreased braking efficiency
and/or early brake pad wear. Refer to
“Wheels and tires” in the “Technical and
consumer information” section of this
manual for wheel off-set dimensions.
● When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel
is replaced, tire pressure will not be
indicated, the TPMS will not function
and the low tire pressure warning light
will flash for approximately 1 minute.
The light will remain on after 1 minute.
Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as
possible for tire replacement and/or
system resetting.
● Replacing tires with those not originally
specified by NISSAN could affect the
proper operation of the TPMS.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8-39
● 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
recommended.
tires
is
not
Care of wheels
● Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle
to maintain their appearance.
● Clean the inner side of the wheels when the
wheel is changed or the underside of the
vehicle is washed.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
● Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing
the wheels.
Wheel balance
● NISSAN recommends waxing the road
wheels to protect against road salt in areas
where it is used during winter.
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.
Wheel balance service should be performed with the wheels off the vehicle.
Spin balancing the wheels on the vehicle
could lead to mechanical damage.
● For additional information regarding
tires, refer to “Important Tire Safety
Information” (US) or “Tire Safety Information” (Canada) in the Warranty Information Booklet.
8-40 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
● Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or
corrosion. Such damage may cause loss of
pressure or poor seal at the tire bead.
9 Technical and consumer information
RECOMMENDED FLUIDS/LUBRICANTS AND
CAPACITIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Engine oil and oil filter recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Air conditioner system refrigerant and oil
recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Engine serial number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Emission control information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Tire and loading information label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Tire warning label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Air conditioner specification label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Installing front license plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Vehicle load capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Securing the load. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-15
Loading tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Measurement of weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Flat towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Emission control system warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test . . . . . 9-19
Event Data Recorders (EDR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Owner’s Manual/Service Manual order information . . . 9-20
RECOMMENDED FLUIDS/
LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES
The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be a little different. When refilling, follow the procedure
described in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.
Capacity (Approximate)
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
US measure
Imp measure
Liter
14-1/2 gal
12-1/8 gal
55
See “Fuel Recommendation” in this section.
With oil filter
change
4-5/8 qt
3-7/8 qt
4.4
Without oil filter
change
4-1/2 qt
3-3/4 qt
4.2
• Engine oil with API Certification Mark
• For further details, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in
this section.
• Viscosity SAE 5W-30
• For further details, see “Changing engine oil” in the “Maintenance and
do-it-yourself” section.
With reservoir
2 gal
1-5/8 gal
7.6
Fuel
Engine oil
Drain and Refill
Cooling system
Continuously variable transmission
fluid
Refill to the proper level according to the instructions in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself”
section.
Brake fluid
Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or
equivalent
Genuine NISSAN CVT fluid NS-3
Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3. Using transmission
fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 will damage
the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid available in mainland
USA through a NISSAN dealer or equivalent DOT 3
Multi-purpose grease
—
—
—
NLGI No. 2 (Lithium Soap base)
Air conditioning system refrigerant
—
—
—
HFC-134a (R-134a)
For further details, see “Air conditioner specification label” in this section.
Air conditioning system oil
—
—
—
Genuine NISSAN A/C System Oil Type R or equivalent
For further details, see “Air conditioner specification label” in this section.
Windshield-washer fluid
1-1/4 gal
1 gal
4.5
Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze
or equivalent
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FUEL RECOMMENDATION
Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane
rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research octane number 91).
CAUTION
● Using a fuel other than that specified
could adversely affect the emission
control system, and may also affect the
warranty coverage.
● Under no circumstances should a
leaded gasoline be used, because this
will damage the three-way catalyst.
● Do not use E-15 or E-85 fuel in your
vehicle. Your vehicle is not designed to
run on E-15 or E-85 fuel. Using E-15 or
E-85 fuel in a vehicle not specifically
designed for E-15 or E-85 fuel can adversely affect the emission control devices and systems of the vehicle. Damage caused by such fuel is not covered
by the NISSAN new vehicle limited
warranty.
● 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.
Gasoline specifications
NISSAN 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 control system and vehicle
performance. Ask your service station manager if
the gasoline meets the WWFC specifications.
Reformulated gasoline
Some fuel suppliers are now producing reformulated gasolines. These gasolines are specially
designed to reduce vehicle emissions. NISSAN
supports efforts towards cleaner air and suggests that you use reformulated gasoline when
available.
Gasoline containing oxygenates
patibility for your NISSAN 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 other than
methanol blend is used, it should contain no more than 10% oxygenate.
(MTBE may, however, be added up to
15%.)
● E-15 fuel contains more than 10% oxygenate. E-15 fuel will adversely affect
the emission control devices and systems of the vehicle and should not be
used. Damage caused by such fuel is
not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle
limited warranty.
Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing oxygenates such as ethanol, MTBE and methanol
with or without advertising their presence.
NISSAN does not recommend the use of fuels of
which the oxygenate content and the fuel com-
Technical and consumer information 9-3
● 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 NISSAN vehicles.
If any driveability problems such as engine stalling and difficult hot-starting are experienced 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–15 fuel
E-15 fuel is a mixture of approximately 15% fuel
ethanol and 85% unleaded gasoline. E-15 can
only be used in vehicles designed to run on E-15
fuel. Do not use E-15 in your vehicle. U.S. government regulations require fuel ethanol dispensing pumps to be identified with small, square,
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orange and black label with the common abbreviation or the appropriate percentage for that
region.
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 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
NISSAN does not recommend the use of any
aftermarket fuel additives (for 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 solvents or
similar ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel
system and engine.
Octane rating tips
Using unleaded gasoline with an octane
rating lower than recommended 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 a NISSAN dealer correct the
condition. Failure to correct the condition
is misuse of the vehicle, for which NISSAN
is not responsible.
Incorrect ignition timing may result in spark
knock, after-run and/or overheating, which may
cause excessive fuel consumption or engine
damage. If any of the above symptoms are encountered, have your vehicle checked at a
NISSAN dealer.
However, now and then you may notice
light spark knock for a short time while
accelerating or driving up hills. This is not a
cause for concern, because you get the
greatest fuel benefit when there is light
spark knock for a short time under heavy
engine load.
Oil viscosity
The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes
with temperature. Because of this, it is important
to select the engine oil viscosity 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
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ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
RECOMMENDATIONS
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 “Recommended fluids/lubricants and capacities” in this
section. NISSAN 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
NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil
additives. The use of an oil additive is not necessary when the proper oil type is used and maintenance intervals are followed.
Oil which may contain foreign matter or has been
previously used should not be used.
Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with a
high-quality genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replacing, use a genuine NISSAN 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. Using engine oil and filters
that are not of the specified quality, or exceeding
recommended oil and filter change intervals
could reduce engine life. Damage to the engine
caused by improper maintenance or use of incorrect oil and filter quality and/or viscosity is not
covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
Technical and consumer information 9-5
Your engine was filled with a high-quality engine
oil when it was built. You do not have to change
the oil before the first recommended change
interval. Oil and filter change intervals depend
upon how you use your vehicle.
Operation under the following conditions may
require more frequent oil and filter changes:
● repeated short distance driving at cold outside temperatures
● driving in dusty conditions
● extensive idling
● towing a trailer
● stop and go commuting
Refer to the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance
Guide” for the maintenance schedule.
AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM
REFRIGERANT AND OIL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The air conditioner system in your NISSAN
vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and NISSAN A/C
system oil Type S or the exact equivalents.
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CAUTION
The use of any other refrigerant or oil will
cause severe damage to the air conditioning system and will require the replacement of all air conditioner system
components.
The refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) in your
NISSAN vehicle does not harm the earth’s ozone
layer. Although this refrigerant does not affect the
earth’s atmosphere, certain government regulations require the recovery and recycling of any
refrigerant during automotive air conditioner system service. A NISSAN dealer has the trained
technicians and equipment needed to recover
and recycle your air conditioner system refrigerant.
Contact a NISSAN dealer when servicing your air
conditioner system.
SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Model
Type
Cylinder arrangement
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Firing order
MR20DE
Gasoline, 4-cycle, DOHC
4-cylinder, inline
in (mm) 3.307 x 3.547 (84 x 90.1)
cu in (cm3)121.86 (1,997)
1–3–4–2
Idle speed
CVT (in “N” position)
Ignition timing (degree B.T.D.C. at idle speed)
CO % at idle
Spark plug
Spark plug gap (Nominal)
Camshaft operation
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
No adjustment is necessary.
FXE20HR-11
in (mm) 0.043 (1.1)
Timing chain
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WHEELS AND TIRES
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Wheels
15 x 5.5 JJ
Tires
185/60R15C 94/92T
Spare tire
Full size
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Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Front Track
Rear Track
Wheelbase
in (mm)
in (mm)
in (mm)
in (mm)
in (mm)
in (mm)
186.3 (4,732.5)
68.1 (1,729.5)
73.7 (1,871.7)
60 (1,525)
59.8 (1,520)
115.2 (2,925)
Gross vehicle weight rating
Gross axle weight rating
Front
Rear
lb (kg)
See the “F.M.V.S.
S./C.M.V.S.S.
certification label”
on the center pillar
between the
driver’s side front
and rear doors.
lb (kg)
lb (kg)
WHEN TRAVELING OR REGISTERING
YOUR VEHICLE IN ANOTHER
COUNTRY
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
When planning to drive your NISSAN vehicle in another country, you should first find
out if the fuel available is suitable for your vehicle’s engine.
Using fuel with an octane rating that is too low
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. NISSAN is not responsible for
any inconvenience that may result.
TI1050M
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(VIN) PLATE
STI0466
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
The number is stamped on the engine as shown.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) plate is
attached as shown. This number is the identification for your vehicle and is used in the vehicle
registration.
Technical and consumer information 9-9
WTI0058
LTI2004
WTI0174
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.
CERTIFICATION LABEL
EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION LABEL
TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION
LABEL
The Federal/Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S.) certification label is affixed as shown. This label contains valuable vehicle information, such as: Gross Vehicle
Weight Ratings (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR), month and year of manufacture,
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), etc. Review
it carefully.
The emission control information label is attached to the underside of the hood as shown.
The cold tire pressure is shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. The label is located as
shown.
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INSTALLING FRONT LICENSE PLATE
LDI2381
TIRE WARNING LABEL
LTI2004
AIR CONDITIONER SPECIFICATION
LABEL
The air conditioner specification label is affixed to
the underside of the hood as shown.
LTI2064
Technical and consumer information 9-11
VEHICLE LOADING INFORMATION
Use the following steps to mount the front license
plate:
Before mounting the license plate, confirm that
the following parts are enclosed in the plastic
bag:
● License plate bracket
● License plate screws x 2
● Screw grommets x 2
1 and make
1. Hold the license plate bracket 䊊
a shallow hole in the bumper fascia using a
drill. To avoid damaging the area behind the
fascia, apply only light pressure to the drill.
2 into the holes in the
2. Insert the grommets 䊊
bumper fascia.
3. Mount the license plate bracket using the
3 .
two screws 䊊
4. Mount the front license plate.
WARNING
● It is extremely dangerous to ride
in a cargo area inside a 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 your vehicle that is not
equipped with seats and seat
belts.
● Be sure everyone in your vehicle
is in a seat and using a seat belt
properly.
TERMS
It is important to familiarize yourself with
the following terms before loading your
vehicle:
● Curb Weight (actual weight of your
vehicle) - vehicle weight including:
standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire
assembly. This weight does not include passengers and cargo.
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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.
certification 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. certification
label.
● GCWR (Gross Combined Weight
rating) - The maximum total weight
rating of the vehicle, passengers,
cargo, and trailer.
● Vehicle Capacity Weight, Load limit,
Total load capacity - maximum total
weight limit specified of the load
(passengers and cargo) for the vehicle. This is the maximum combined
weight of occupants and cargo that
can be loaded into the vehicle. If the
vehicle is 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.
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 following illustration.
● Cargo capacity - permissible weight
of cargo, the subtracted weight of
occupants from the load limit.
VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY
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.
Both the GVWR and GAWR are located
on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label. See “Measurement of weights” in
this section.
Technical and consumer information 9-13
Steps for determining correct load
limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX
kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX lbs
or XXX kg.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity. For example, if the
XXX amount equals 1,400 lbs. and
there will be five 150 lb. passengers
in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1,400-750 (5 X 150)
= 650 lbs) or (640-340 (5 X 70) =
300 kg.)
LTI0152
Example
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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.
WARNING
● 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.
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.
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” in this
section.
Also check tires for proper inflation pressures. See the Tire and Loading Information label.
LIC2088
Cargo area D-Ring (if so equipped)
SECURING THE LOAD
There are 6 D-rings located in the cargo area as
shown and can be used to secure cargo with
ropes or other types of straps.
● The child restraint top tether strap may
be damaged by contact with items in
the cargo area. Secure any items in the
cargo area. Your child could be seriously injured or killed in a collision if
the top tether strap is damaged.
● Do not load your vehicle any heavier
than the GVWR or the maximum front
and rear GAWRs. If you do, parts of your
vehicle can break, tire damage could
occur, or it can change the way your
vehicle handles. This could result in loss
of control and cause personal injury.
Do not apply a total load of more than
1,124 lbs. (5,000 N) to a single D-ring when
securing cargo.
Technical and consumer information 9-15
TOWING A TRAILER
LOADING TIPS
● The GVW must not exceed GVWR
or GAWR as specified on the
F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification
label.
● Do not load the front and rear axle to
the GAWR. Doing so will exceed the
GVWR.
WARNING
● Properly secure all cargo 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.
● 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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● Overloading and improper loading not only can shorten the life
of your vehicle and the tire, but
can also cause unsafe vehicle
handling and longer braking distances. This may cause a premature tire failure which could result
in a serious accident and personal injury. Failures caused by
overloading are not covered by
the vehicle’s warranty.
Do not tow a trailer with your vehicle.
MEASUREMENT OF WEIGHTS
● Whenever flat towing your vehicle, always tow forward, never backward.
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.
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.
● DO NOT tow any continuously variable
transmission vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground (flat towing). Doing so WILL DAMAGE internal transmission parts due to lack of transmission
lubrication.
● For emergency towing procedures refer
to “Towing recommended by NISSAN”
in the “In case of emergency” section of
this manual.
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
Continuously Variable Transmission
To tow a vehicle equipped with a continuously
variable transmission, an appropriate vehicle
dolly MUST be placed under the towed vehicle’s
drive wheels. Always follow the dolly manufacturer’s recommendations when using their product.
DOT (Department of Transportation) Quality
Grades: All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to these
grades.
Quality grades can be found where applicable on
the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times
as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the 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
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature A, B and C
The temperature grades are 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 Safety Standard No.
109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel than
the minimum required by law.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the
tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
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WARNING
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated
and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can
cause heat build-up and possible tire
failure.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
WARRANTY
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
Your NISSAN vehicle is covered by the following
emission warranties:
For USA
For USA
1. Emission Defects Warranty
2. Emissions Performance Warranty
Details of this warranty may be found with other
vehicle warranties in your Warranty Information
Booklet which comes with your NISSAN vehicle.
If you did not receive a Warranty Information
Booklet, or it is lost, you may obtain a replacement by writing to:
● Nissan North America, Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
For Canada
Emission Control System Warranty
Details of this warranty may be found with other
vehicle warranties in your Warranty Information
Booklet which comes with your NISSAN vehicle.
If you did not receive a Warranty Information
Booklet, or it is lost, you may obtain a replacement by writing to:
● Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 4Z5
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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 NISSAN.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or NISSAN.
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, D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other information
about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
READINESS FOR INSPECTION/
MAINTENANCE (I/M) TEST
You may notify NISSAN by contacting our
Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free, at
1-877-NIS-NCV1 (1-877-647-6281).
For Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport Canada in addition
to notifying NISSAN.
If Transport Canada receives complaints,
it may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may request that NISSAN conduct a recall campaign. However, Transport Canada cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your
dealer, or NISSAN.
You may contact Transport Canada’s Defect Investigations and Recalls Division
toll free at 1-800-333-0510. You may
also report safety defects online at:
https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/
7/PCDB-BDPP/fc-cp.aspx?lang=eng
Additional information concerning motor
vehicle safety may be obtained from Transport Canada’s Road Safety Information
Centre at 1-800-333-0371 or online at
www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety (English speakers) or www.tc.gc.ca/securiteroutiere
(French speakers).
To notify NISSAN of any safety concerns
please contact our Consumer Information
Centre toll free at 1-800-387-0122.
Due to legal requirements in some states and
Canadian Provinces, your vehicle may be required to be in what is called the “ready condition” for an Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) test of
the emission control system.
The vehicle is set to the “ready condition” when it
is driven through certain driving patterns. Usually,
the ready condition can be obtained by ordinary
usage of the vehicle.
If a powertrain system component is repaired or
the battery is disconnected, the vehicle may be
reset to a “not ready” condition. Before taking the
I/M
test,
check
the
vehicle’s
inspection/maintenance test readiness condition. Place the ignition switch in the ON position
without starting the engine. If the Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL) comes on steady for 20 seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds , the I/M test
condition is “not ready”. If the MIL does not blink
after 20 seconds, the I/M test condition is
“ready”. Contact a NISSAN dealer to set the
“ready condition” or to prepare the vehicle for
testing.
Technical and consumer information 9-19
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,
OWNER’S MANUAL/SERVICE
MANUAL ORDER INFORMATION
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 NISSAN dealer, other parties, such
as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. EDR data will only
be accessed with the consent of the vehicle
owner or lessee or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Genuine NISSAN Service Manuals for this model
year and prior can be purchased. A genuine
NISSAN Service Manual is the best source of
service and repair information for your vehicle.
This manual is the same one used by the factorytrained technicians working at NISSAN dealerships. Genuine NISSAN Owner’s Manuals can
also be purchased.
For USA
For current pricing and availability of genuine
NISSAN Service Manuals, contact:
1-800-450-9491
www.nissan-techinfo.com
For current pricing and availability of genuine
NISSAN Owner’s Manuals, contact:
1-800-247-5321
● How fast the vehicle was traveling.
For Canada
● Sounds are not recorded.
To purchase a copy of a genuine NISSAN Service Manual or Owner’s Manual, for this model
year and prior, please contact your nearest
NISSAN dealer. For the phone number and location of a NISSAN dealer in your area, call the
NISSAN Information Center at 1-800-387-0122
and a bilingual NISSAN representative will assist
you.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and
injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by
your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under
normal driving conditions and no personal data
(e.g. name, gender, age and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with
9-20 Technical and consumer information
10 Index
A
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). . . . . . . .5-20
Air bag (See supplemental restraint
system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-30
Air bag system
Front (See supplemental front impact
air bag system) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-37
Air bag warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Air bag warning light. . . . . . . . . . .1-45, 2-13
Air cleaner housing filter . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16
Air conditioner
Air conditioner operation . . . . . . . . . .4-18
Air conditioner service . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Air conditioner specification label . . . . .9-11
Air conditioner system refrigerant and
oil recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6
Heater and air conditioner controls . . . .4-15
Servicing air conditioner . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Air flow charts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-19
Anchor point locations . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-55
Anti-lock brake warning light . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . . . .5-20
Audible reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Audio system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Bluetooth® audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-51
Compact disc (CD) player . .4-33, 4-37, 4-43
FM/AM radio with compact disc
(CD) player . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-31, 4-35
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc
(CD) player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
Audio System
iPod® Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-47
Audio system
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Steering wheel audio control switch . . .4-54
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-46
Automatic
Automatic power window switch . . . . .2-28
Automatic door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9
AUX jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-34, 4-38, 4-45
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13
Charge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . .5-9
Belt (See drive belt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-15
Bluetooth® audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-51
Bluetooth® hands-free phone
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-56, 4-71
Booster seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-26
Brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). . . . . .5-20
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-12
Brake light (See stop light). . . . . . . . .8-28
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Brake warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Brake wear indicators . . . . . . . .2-15, 8-18
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . .5-13
Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . .8-18
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-18
Break-in schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Brightness/contrast button .
Brightness control
Instrument panel . . . . .
Bulb check/instrument panel
Bulb replacement . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . .2-21
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Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Cargo (See vehicle loading information) . . .9-12
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-56
CD care and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-54
CD player (See audio system) . .4-33, 4-37, 4-43
Child restraints . . . . . . . . . .1-18, 1-18, 1-19
Precautions on child
restraints. . . . . . . . . . . .1-19, 1-22, 1-26
Top tether strap anchor point locations . .1-21
Child restraint with top tether strap . . . . . .1-21
Chimes, audible reminders. . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Cleaning exterior and interior . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-32, 4-36
C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Cold weather driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Compact disc (CD) player . . . .4-33, 4-37, 4-43
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . .5-10
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) fluid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Driving with Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Brightness/contrast button . . . . . . . . .4-9
Enter button . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting button . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls
Audio controls (steering wheel). . .
Heater and air conditioner controls.
Coolant
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing engine coolant . . . . . .
Checking engine coolant level . . .
Corrosion protection . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . .4-5
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Daytime light system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Defroster switch
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-8
Dimmer switch for instrument panel . . . . . .2-21
Display controls (see control panel buttons) . .4-2
Door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3, 3-4
Door open warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
D-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25, 9-15
Drive belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-15
Driving
Cold weather driving. . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Driving with Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Precautions when starting and driving . . . .5-2
10-2
E
Economy - fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission control information label . . . . . .
Emission control system warranty . . . . . .
Engine
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . .
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing engine coolant . . . . . . . . .
Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . .
Checking engine coolant level . . . . . .
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . .
Engine compartment check locations . .
Engine cooling system . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation .
Engine oil pressure warning light . . . . .
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enter button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event data recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust gas (Carbon monoxide) . . . . . . .
Extended storage switch . . . . . . . . . . .
.5-17
.9-10
.9-18
. .5-9
. .9-2
. .8-8
.8-10
.8-11
. .8-8
. .8-9
. .8-6
. .8-7
. .8-9
. .9-5
.2-10
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. .9-7
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.9-20
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.8-21
F
Flashers (See hazard warning flasher switch) . .6-2
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Floor mat positioning aid . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-5
Fluid
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-12
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Engine coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-7
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Windshield-washer fluid. . . . . . . . . . .8-12
F.M.V.S.S. certification label. . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Front air bag system
(See supplemental restraint system) . . . . . .1-37
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Fuel
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Fuel economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
Fuel-filler door and cap . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Fuel-filler door lock opener lever . . . . . .3-15
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Fuel octane rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4
Fuel recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3
Loose fuel cap warning . . . . . . . .2-4, 3-15
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-19
Fusible links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-20
G
Gas cap . . . . .
Gauge
Fuel gauge . .
Odometer . .
Speedometer
Tachometer .
Trip computer
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Trip odometer . .
General maintenance
Glove box. . . . . . .
Glove box lock . . . .
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iPod® Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-47
J
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
H
Hands-free phone system,
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-56, 4-71
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . . . .2-19
Headlight control switch . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-24
Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Heater
Heater and air conditioner controls. . . . .4-15
Heater operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-17
Hood release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
I
Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . .2-17, 3-3, 5-8
Important vehicle information label . . . . . . .9-10
Increasing fuel economy. . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
Indicator lights and audible reminders
(See warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Instrument brightness control . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-6, 2-2
Instrument panel dimmer switch . . . . . . . .2-21
Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29, 2-30
K
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Keyfob battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . .8-22
L
Label
Tire warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Labels
Air conditioner specification label . . . . .9-11
C.M.V.S.S. certification label . . . . . . . .9-10
Emission control information label . . . . .9-10
Engine serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
F.M.V.S.S. certification label. . . . . . . . .9-10
Tire and Loading Information label . . . . .9-10
Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate . .9-9
Warning labels (for SRS) . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Light
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . .1-45, 2-13
Brake light (See stop light) . . . . . . . . .8-28
Bulb check/instrument panel . . . . . . . . .2-9
Bulb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28
Charge warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . .2-19
Headlight control switch . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-24
Interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29, 2-30
Light bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-24
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . .2-10
Low windshield-washer fluid warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Passenger air bag and status light . . . . .1-39
Security indicator light. . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Lights
Map lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-29
Lock
Door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3, 3-4
Fuel-filler door lock opener lever . . . . . .3-15
Glove box lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Power door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8
Loose fuel cap warning . . . . . . . . . .2-4, 3-15
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . . . .2-10
Low windshield-washer fluid warning light. . .2-12
Luggage (See vehicle loading information) . .9-12
M
Maintenance
General maintenance . . . .
Inside the vehicle . . . . . .
Maintenance precautions . .
Outside the vehicle . . . . .
Seat belt maintenance. . . .
Under the hood and vehicle
Malfunction indicator light . . . .
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Map pocket. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meters and gauges . . . . . . . .
Instrument brightness control .
Mirror
Inside mirror . . . . . . . . . .
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . .
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N
NISSAN vehicle immobilizer
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17, 3-3, 5-8
NISSAN voice recognition system . . . . . . .4-81
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Octane rating (See fuel octane rating). . . . . .9-4
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Oil
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10
Changing engine oil filter . . . . . . . . . .8-11
Checking engine oil level . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9
Engine oil and oil filter recommendation . . .9-5
Engine oil viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-5
One shot call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-60, 4-73
Outside mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
Overheat
If your vehicle overheats . . . . . . . . . . .6-12
Owner’s manual order form . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Owner’s manual/service manual order
information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
10-4
P
Pandora audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-52
Parking
Parking brake operation . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
Parking/parking on hills . . . . . . . . . . .5-18
Phone, Bluetooth® hands-free
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-56, 4-71
Power
Power door locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Power outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-26
Precautions
Maintenance precautions . . . . . . . . . . .8-5
Precautions on child
restraints . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19, 1-22, 1-26
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . .1-11
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-30
Precautions when starting and driving . . . .5-2
Programmable features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-12
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Radio
Car phone or CB radio . . . . . . . . . . .4-56
FM/AM radio with compact disc
(CD) player . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-31, 4-35
FM/AM/SAT radio with compact disc
(CD) player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-39
Steering wheel audio control switch . . . .4-54
Readiness for inspection maintenance
(I/M) test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RearView Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
witch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recorders
Event data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refrigerant recommendation . . . . . . . .
Registering your vehicle in another country
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . .
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.9-19
. .3-8
. .3-8
. .4-9
. .2-19
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.9-20
. .9-6
. .9-9
.9-18
S
Safety
Child seat belts . . . . . . . .1-19, 1-22, 1-26
Reporting safety defects (US only) . . . . .9-18
Seat adjustment
Front manual seat adjustment . . . . . . . .1-2
Seat belt
Child safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Infants and small children . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Injured Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Larger children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Precautions on seat belt usage . . . . . . .1-11
Pregnant women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Seat belt extenders . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Seat belt maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . .1-16
Three-point type with retractor . . . . . . .1-14
Seat belt warning light. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Seats
Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Manual front seat adjustment . . . . . . . . .1-2
Security indicator light. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Security system (NISSAN vehicle immobilizer
system), engine start . . . . . . . . .2-17, 3-3, 5-8
Self-adjusting brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-18
Service manual order form . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Servicing air conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . .4-23
Setting button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Shifting
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-11
Shoulder belt height adjustment . . . . . . . .1-16
Sliding door
Manual sliding door . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Spark plug replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
SRS warning label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Starting
Before starting the engine . . . . . . . . . .5-9
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10
Precautions when starting and driving . . . .5-2
Push starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-12
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-9
Steering
Power steering system . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Steering wheel audio control switch . . . . . .4-54
Stop light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
D-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-25
Storage tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-24
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Supplemental air bag warning labels . . . . . .1-45
Supplemental air bag warning light . . .1-45, 2-13
Supplemental front impact air bag system . . .1-37
Supplemental restraint system
Information and warning labels . . . . . . .1-45
Precautions on supplemental restraint
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-30
Supplemental restraint system
(Supplemental air bag system) . . . . . . . . .1-30
Switch
Automatic power window switch . . . . . .2-28
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . .6-2
Headlight and turn signal switch . . . . . .2-19
Headlight control switch . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Ignition switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Power door lock switch . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Rear window and outside mirror defroster
switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off
switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-22
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . .2-18
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Theft (NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system),
engine start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17, 3-3, 5-8
Three-way catalyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Tire
Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Spare tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-4
Tire and Loading Information label . . . . .9-10
Tire chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-37
Tire placard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Tire pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-31
Tire rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-37
Types of tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel/tire size. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire pressure
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) .
Tire warning label . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Top tether strap child restraint . . . . . . .
Towing
Flat towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tow truck towing. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission
Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving with Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) . . . . . . . . . . .
Travel (See registering your vehicle in
another country) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn signal switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.8-36
.9-17
.8-31
. .9-8
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.2-10
. .5-3
.9-11
.1-21
. .9-16
. .6-13
. .9-16
. .8-11
. .5-10
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. .9-9
. .2-6
. .2-4
.2-21
U
Uniform tire quality grading . . . . . . . . . . .9-17
USB interface
Audio file operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-46
V
Vehicle dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . .9-8
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch . . .2-22
10-5
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system. . . . .5-21
Vehicle identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-9
Vehicle identification number (VIN) plate . . . .9-9
Vehicle loading information . . . . . . . . . . .9-12
Vehicle recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-15
Vehicle security system (NISSAN vehicle immobilizer system), engine start . . . . . .2-17, 3-3, 5-8
Ventilators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-14
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-17
Voice Prompt Interrupt . . . . . . . . . .4-60, 4-73
Voice recognition system . . . . . . . . . . . .4-81
W
Warning
Air bag warning light . . . . . . . . .1-45, 2-13
Anti-lock brake warning light . . . . . . . . .2-9
Battery charge warning light . . . . . . . .2-10
Brake warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9
Door open warning light . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Engine oil pressure warning light . . . . . .2-10
Hazard warning flasher switch . . . . . . . .6-2
Low fuel warning light . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Low tire pressure warning light . . . . . . .2-10
Low windshield-washer fluid warning
light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Passenger air bag and status light . . . . .1-39
Seat belt warning light. . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Warning/indicator lights and audible
reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Warning labels (for SRS) . . . . . . . . . .1-45
Warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Washer switch
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . .2-18
Weights (See dimensions and weights) . . . . .9-8
10-6
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel/tire size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When traveling or registering your vehicle in
another country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows
Locking passengers’ windows . . . . . .
Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield-washer fluid. . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield wiper and washer switch . . . .
Wiper
Windshield wiper and washer switch . .
Wiper blades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.8-31
. .9-8
. .9-9
.2-27
.2-26
.8-12
.2-18
.2-18
.8-17
GAS STATION INFORMATION
RECOMMENDED FUEL:
Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane
rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research octane number 91).
CAUTION
● Using a fuel other than that specified
could adversely affect the emission
control system, and may also affect the
warranty coverage.
● Under no circumstances should a
leaded gasoline be used, because this
will damage the three-way catalyst.
● Do not use E-15 or E-85 fuel in your
vehicle. Your vehicle is not designed to
run on E-15 or E-85 fuel. Using E-15 or
E-85 fuel in a vehicle not specifically
designed for E-15 or E-85 fuel can adversely affect the emission control devices and systems of the vehicle. Damage caused by such fuel is not covered
by the NISSAN new vehicle limited
warranty.
● 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.
For additional information, see “Recommended
fluids/lubricants and capacities” in the “Technical
and consumer information” section.
RECOMMENDED ENGINE OIL:
● Engine oil with API Certification Mark
● Viscosity SAE 5W-30
See “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in
the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.
COLD TIRE PRESSURE:
See Tire and Loading Information label.
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 “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this
manual.
RECOMMENDED NEW VEHICLE
BREAK-IN PROCEDURE:
During the first 1,200 mi (2,000 km) of vehicle
use, follow the recommendations outlined in the
“Break-in schedule” information found in the
“Starting and driving” section of this manual. Follow these recommendations for the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Failure
to follow these recommendations may result in
vehicle damage or shortened engine life.
Printing : March 2014
Publication No.: OM14E 0M20U1
Printed in U.S.A.
M20-D
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